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Event listings for Wednesday, March 8

Ideas and education

NEWFANE Restorative Justice: How Vermont, Argentina, and Rwanda Wrestle with Crime, The Past, and Rebuilding Community: With Norwich University Professor Rowly Brucken. This is a Vermont Humanities Council program. 6 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; 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.

Government

BRATTLEBORO "Globalization: The Fight Against Global Poverty and Inequity": Nancy Birdsall has served as founding president for the first 15 years of the Center For Global Development from 2001-2016. Her current research areas include the roles and financing of the multilateral development banks, climate finance, inequality and the middle class in developing countries, and the long-run effect of modern contraception on women’s economic empowerment. Sponsored by the Windham World Affairs Council. 6:30 p.m. coffee, tea, conversation; 7 p.m. talk. Free. Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: www.windhamworldaffairscouncil.org/marlborowwac-lecture-series-2/.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO "Parenting for Social Justice": Looking for support in talking with your children about social justice issues? Angela Berkfield from Act for Social Justice leads the first of these chats. Snacks and refreshments. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Free childcare for ages 3+. 802-254-3400, angela@act4socialjustice.com.

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.

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

BRATTLEBORO Support for Your Senior Dog: Join Megan MacArthur Littlehales, canine massage therapist and animal/people Reiki master, to discuss ways you can support your dog's health as he/she ages. Megan will demonstrate a dog massage, talk about the benefits of Reiki, acupuncture, TTouch, discuss details of a joint supportive diet, and more to give your senior dog a better chance for a comfortable and healthy old age. 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 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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