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Event listings for Tuesday, March 14

The written word

BRATTLEBORO AAUW Celebrates Women's History Month with a Look at the Other Mrs. Adams: Mary Ackerman Hayes gives a talk based on the biography "Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams." Ackerman Hayes helped bring the biography to fruition after its author, her sister Margery Heffron, died in 2011 before its publication. Heffron's more than 30 years of research, combing through Adams family archives and the letters between the Adamses of both generations have resulted in a portrait of a woman who was shrewd, intellectual, articulate and a keen observer and commenter on the political and social scene of her time in London, St. Petersburg, and Washington. Through her skill as a hostess and keen sense of the moment, she is largely credited with her husband's successful bid for the presidency in 1824 in a close and controversial four-way race. Presented by the American Association of University Women. 1 p.m. in the upstairs Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BELLOWS FALLS Cross Class Conversations: How to Have a Difficult Dialogue: Curtiss Reed, Executive Director of Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, will present and facilitate a talk/workshop. The cultural divide in the U.S. is important and yet not often talked about. These conversations are a powerful way for people across the cultural spectrum to come together to talk about their experiences, listen to each others' stories and perspectives, and then to work together. Also participating in this program will be Parks Place Community Resource Center and Greater Falls Connections. 7 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Where Should You Invest in 2017?: Better Growth but More Uncertainty: Presented by Joshua Roberts from Edward Jones. 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.


BRATTLEBORO Caregivers Support Group: Second and fourth Tuesday of every month. 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room B. Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Ryan Murphy: 802-257-0775.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Want this Movement to have Teeth?: Movement: To clean up the earth, to reclaim the people's power, to have health, well-being and thriving economic access. Let's talk about powers the people have but are currently underused: the people's power to contract, the power of allegiance and more. Led by veteran activist Emily Peyton. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: West Coast Swing "Basics Plus": No partner needed for class. Carry shoes to dance in. Taught by Ray Warren and Lucinda Dee-Warren. 6 p.m. $10. Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-365-0233,

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