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Event listings for Wednesday, March 15

The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books: Crime writer Matt Beynon Rees explores the layers of history and decay that characterize Nablus, a 2,000-year-old Palestinian city in the northern part of the occupied West Bank. Omar Yussef, a history teacher at a UN school in the West Bank, manages to stay away from all the violence surrounding him until a former pupil, George Saba, a Palestinian Christian accused of collaborating with the Israelis, is charged with murder. Omar, unable to believe in his guilt, decides to investigate the case for himself. Order the book or just listen to help you decide if you want to read it. 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the month. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room. Through Wednesday, May 31. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fun Foods From Around the World: Honduras: In this class for kids, Carol Flores, a Honduras graduate student living in Brattleboro, and her son Gabriel, share their love for tamales--a sweet bean and rice mixture formed into packages and wrapped in banana leaves for cooking. We will sweeten the tamales with maple syrup, the featured Vermont Harvest of the Month. 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.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. Wednesdays. 12 noon. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364.

BRATTLEBORO Free 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 for shareholders. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Dance

WESTMINSTER Scottish Country Dance Class: Fun and informal. All levels of experience welcome. Wednesdays. 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Westminster Center School, 301 School St. Jesse Haas (call to confirm class is taking place): 802-387-2601.

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