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Event listings for Monday, November 27

The written word

BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group: Michael Herr's "Dispatches": 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851, emagticmtman@gmail.com.

BELLOWS FALLS Linda Greenlaw's "The Hungry Ocean: A Swordfish Captain's Journey": Book discussion of this true account of a 30-day swordfish voyage with her five-man crew describes savage weather, equipment failure, too few fish, and too many sharks--not to mention the routinely backbreaking work of operating of a fishing boat in a state of mind-numbing exhaustion after working ten 21-hour days in a row. 4 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Mother Up! brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the just transition to a healthier and safer world. A simple vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212.

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.

Pets

BRATTLEBORO Pet Loss Support Group: This group is for adults who are experiencing grief after the death of a beloved animal companion. Hosted by Brattleboro Area Hospice. 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., 4th Mon. of each month (no group 12/25). Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration welcome (Connie Baxter or Cicely Carroll): 802-257-0775.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Letter-To-Editor Writing Party for Universal Healthcare in VT: The Windham County Vermont Workers' Center will be hosting a party to write letters to editors about the necessity of having a healthcare system in Vermont that works for everyone. There will be an LTE template, recent published examples, folks to help work out the letters, and updates on the VWC's 2018 campaign plan for full funding and implementation of Act 48, Vermont's existing universal healthcare law. Tell your story and raise your voice!. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. drop-in hours. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

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