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Event listings for Tuesday, March 7

Film and video

TOWNSHEND "'Forks Over Knives": This documentary examines the theory that most, if not all, chronic diseases that afflict us today can be controlled, or even reversed, by changes in our diet. It chronicles the pioneering research of two doctors, T. Colin Campbell, a nutrition scientist from Cornell, and Caldwell Esselstyn, of Cleveland Clinic. It also shows the real-life experiences of patients who followed their recommended whole-food, plant-based diet. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. in Holt Conference Room. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Reservations required. Liz Harrison: 802-365-3766.

Government

LONDONDERRY AARP Free Tax Aide: Trained tax-preparers will offer free tax preparation to anyone of any age. Tuesdays through April 11. noon - 5 p.m. Through Tuesday, April 11. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Schedule an appointment (two appointments available every hour) 802-824-4343.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings. Presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Science Experiments You Can Do at Home: James Maynard from Positive Geek will be performing science experiments using household ingredients. Fun, learning, science, bring the kids!. 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 Nature Day: On days of no school, drop the kids off (grades 1-5) to romp, stomp and explore as we play and learn in fields and forests, investigating what is happening in the natural world around us. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $45 ($35 BEEC member). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Information: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Nurturing Parenting Program Series: Be prepared for the tween and teen years. This is a skills-based workshop that supports parents and caregivers in raising happy and healthy tweens and teens. Discover new approaches to positive discipline that work. The program is for families of children in grades 4-8 and meets for 10 sessions on Tuesdays. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Through Tuesday, May 09. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Sign up. Deb Witkus: 802-463-9927 x 212.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Tai Chi: This martial art features slow, gentle movements and deep breathing. Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese mind-body practice that in addition to its ancient origins, there's modern-day evidence that it can help you stay healthy, especially when it comes to caring for your joints, building strength and improving balance. Designed for all abilities; if needed, students can participate while seated in a chair. Tuesdays. www.bmhvt.org/events. 9:15 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Register: 802-257-8877.

BRATTLEBORO Yoga with Kelly Therieau: Kelly is a registered certified yoga teacher and Feng Shui practitioner. Tuesdays. 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. $5. Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 888-258-5665; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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 Bonebuilders -- An Osteoporosis Prevention Program: Light arm and ankle weights stem the effects of osteoporosis, increase muscle tone, improve balance, and enhance energy and well-being. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m., in the Exercise Room (Main Building). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-254-7515.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: West Coast Swing "Basics Plus": No partner needed. 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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