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Event listings for Monday, October 30

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Osher Institute presents Lynne Kennedy: Combining history and science may sound incongruous, but in this presentation, you will see how a mystery author has blended them together to produce an award-winning series. With a Masters' Degree in Science and over 28 years as a science museum director, Kennedy has had the opportunity to study history and forensic science, both of which play significant roles in her novels. She has written five historical mysteries, each solved by modern technology, and is currently working on her sixth. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. $6 (or by membership). New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-365-7278, julielavorgna@gmail.com.

BELLOWS FALLS "My Antonia" by Willa Cather: "My Ántonia" evokes the Nebraska prairie life of Willa Cather's childhood, and commemorates the spirit and courage of immigrant pioneers in America. Elayne Clift will facilitate the book discussion. 4 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Osher Institute Lectures: "Ceramics": In the early 20th century, three potters and a philosopher found a common interest in folk craft. This lecture will explore their association and will consider the relationship between production and connoisseurship, as well as between folk craft and art. Presented by Seth Harter from Marlboro College. 10 a.m. - noon. $6 (or by membership). New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-365-7278, julielavorgna@gmail.com.

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography: Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 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.

Well-being

GUILFORD Tai Chi Classes: Leah Gessner is certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. 10 a.m. Mondays. Through Monday, December 04. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Questions: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

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