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Event listings for Wednesday, December 13

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Holiday Book Talk: New books that would be great holiday gifts for all ages will be presented by staff from Brooks Memorial Library. 1 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570; Click to e-mail for more information.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Meet the Artist: Ralph DeAnna: DeAnna lives and has painted in Brattleboro since 1988. He has worked in many genres--landscape, still-life, and portrait, and has even invented his own genre--time paintings--which often includes people, cars, and cityscapes seen at night. He will speak about his art on exhibit and answer questions. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Gematria: Gematria is the ancient kabbalistic practice of coding numbers into words. This code is being practiced today. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: DCLong@protonmail.com.

BRATTLEBORO Retirement Strategies for Women: Women face many unique retirement challenges today including longer life expectancy, lower Social Security benefits, and unequal pay in the workforce. Join us with your questions and get the information that you need to achieve your retirement goals. With David Shorter from VALIC. 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.

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS "Granny's Got Game": A senior women's basketball team in North Carolina. These seven fiercely competitive women in their 70s battle physical limitations and skepticism to keep doing what they love. The film follows them for a year as they compete for another National Senior Games championship. After two decades together, they are more than a team--they are a family. Presented by the Women's Freedom Center (more films every 2nd Wed. of the month through 2/2018). 6:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, December 20. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Kids Teach Kids to Cook: Making Pie with Branden and Co: This new series for kids gives a different child each month the opportunity to teach their friends and peers how to make a favorite recipe. December spotlights Branden Howe (Academy 4th grader who came up with the idea of the class), who will teach how to make Apple Pie with Northern Spy and Snow Sweet Apples. Branden's recipe calls for a side of homemade vanilla ice cream. Instructors: Branden Howe (and his parents) and Lizi Rosenberg (BFC). 3:30 p.m - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.) in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266; www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free (only open to shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Indivisible Brattleboro 2018 Agenda Meeting: Reboot, re-energize, and establish our 2018 agenda. All are welcome. 6 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: www.facebook.com/groups/1433897939967967/?ref=bookmarks.

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