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Event listings for Monday, October 16

The written word

DUMMERSTON Osher Institute presents Peter Gould: Peter Gould arrived in our area over 40 years ago to join Total Loss Farm in Guilford, which has been the topic of several of his writings, including the recent "Horse Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm." He is also a well-known actor, teacher, activist, and theatrical director-producer. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. $6 (or by membership). Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Rte. 5. Information: 802-365-7278, julielavorgna@gmail.com.

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON Osher Institute Lectures: "The Japanese Aesthetic: Calligraphy, Poetry, and Literature": This lecture explores the workings of aesthetic principles in Japan's literary heritage. Starting with the earliest works, we will look at how writing in Japan has adapted media and mores from the mainland. In addition, we'll try our hand at poetic composition. Presented by Seth Harter from Marlboro College. 10 a.m. - noon. $6 (or by membership). Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Rte. 5. Information: 802-365-7278, julielavorgna@gmail.com.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness Program: This workout suitable for all levels offers cardiovascular and body-shaping benefits while strengthening your core and increasing your balance. With Emily Mcloughlin. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the gym. Through Thursday, April 26, 2018. $5 per class/$50 for 10-session punch card; $7/$70 for non-Brattleboro residents. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Running Fist Kung Fu: This eclectic style of Kung Fu is taught through a series of concepts rather than a technical approach of martial arts so students can easily adapt to the variables of a given situation. It helps one develop spiritually, mentally, and physically to readily adapt to the many challenges of everyday life. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the Blue Room. Through Monday, April 30, 2018. $85, $110 non-Brattleboro residents per month. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Sikung Lew Henderson, instructor: 802-365-4514, RunninFstMonk@aol.com.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Smoking Cessation with Hypnosis: Having a hard time quitting cigarettes? Add Hypnosis to your smoking cessation toolbox with this introductory session. Using Hypnosis and Wellness Coaching, Susan Rosano, MA, Certified Hypnotist, will help you become smoke-free. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. $40. Brattleboro Holistic Health Center, 441 West River Rd., #1 South. Register: 802-254-6201, srosano754@gmail.com.

BRATTLEBORO Pain-Free Without Pills--Yoga Can Help: Emily Wiadro, local yoga therapist and proprietor of healixyoga, discusses yoga and how it can assist your journey toward ease in your body without pain medication. Got questions? Got fears? Never thought yoga might be for you? Let's talk about it. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change (Y4C): Youth 4 Change is a project where youth build their commitment to justice into effective and creative activism. Art and education join strategically to offer leadership training and action. Take stock of the various local and state campaigns around racial justice and what actions are being taken or needed. 5:30pm-8:30pm (5:30-6:30 drop-in for study, collage, and/or Radical Lending Library, for youth interested in Y4C). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: youth4changeaction@gmail.com.

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