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Event listings for Tuesday, March 28

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Reading Women: A Feminist Book Club: All self-identified women are welcome. Desserts provided. Childcare can be arranged. Hosted by The Women’s Freedom Center. (4th Tues. of every month) . 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Directions: 802-257-7364; advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net.

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON "Unexplained Astronomical Phenomena" with Claudio Veliz: In just the last year, researchers have observed stars which persist in avoiding revelation by our leading-edge instruments and telescopes. Are these new, natural phenomena or something that finally is suggesting we may not be the only intelligent life forms in existence? Also, simple methods will be described by which audience members may find their own objects, from the well-known to the more obscure, using accessible internet resources and even participate in searching for some of these strange phenomena. Veliz teaches astronomy classes at the Cheshire Academy For Lifelong Learning at Keene State College. Sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. 7 p.m. Free. Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 US Rte. 5. Information: 802-257-0012.

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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO A Community of Concerned Citizens: "We the People 2.0": This film is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the U.S, and how people are taking it back. American citizens have been marginalized, forgotten, and left to fend for themselves against large corporations who for decades have engaged in toxic dumping, mining, drilling, and now fracking in their communities. This is because, by law, the people are truly powerless.But many have turned this around by successfully challenging the oligarchy that has destroyed their democracy, saving nature and themselves in so doing. This film describes a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level where people are building a movement, not just in this country, but around the world. It shows how and where it all began. Light refreshments. This is a Climate Change Cafe project of Post Oil Solutions. 6 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-869-2141, info@postoilsolutions.org.

Well-being

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.

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by live gentle music. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. By donation (all monies given to area non-profits). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Realizing Self-Compassion": Explore practices that establish and reinforce the habit of being kind to oneself, recognizing moments when suffering is happening, and how to take steps to alleviate that suffering. Presented by Brattleboro Retreat's Paul Rodrigue. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Information: efagley@brattlebororetreat.org, www.brattlebororetreat.org/realizing-self-compassion.

Dance

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, ray@shallwedance.biz.

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