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Event listings for Tuesday, April 25

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.

Celebrations, festivals, community meals

PUTNEY Putney Cares Community Luncheon: Meat loaf or lentil loaf, roasted potatoes, glazed carrots, whole wheat rolls w/butter, Blueberry Buckle w/ice cream, tea and/or coffee. Co-sponsored by Senior Solutions. noon - 1 p.m. $3.50 suggested donation. Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Reservations: 802-387-5593, putneycares@svcable.net.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Michael Santana Plays the Piano: Santana plays mostly classical music in addition to jazz, pop and rock. 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.

Instruction

PUTNEY Italian Cooking Class: "An Evening in Tuscany": Taught by acclaimed chef, Linda Stavely, this class is a mix of demonstrating and hands-on making a delicious dinner of Italian appetizers, entrée and dessert. Participants will dine together and wine is included. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. $75. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Register: 802-387-0102, www.nextstagearts.org.

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.

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 Death Cafe: A Death Café is not a support group, a counseling session, or even a workshop. It is simply a gathering of people sharing respectful, thought provoking, life affirming conversation about living and dying in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere while enjoying warm beverages and delectable treats. This is part of an international movement begun in Europe (www.deathcafe.com), and is dedicated to taking death out of the closet in order to discuss it publicly. Sponsored by Brattleboro Area Hospice. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. No one admitted after 6:15 p.m. Free. Restless Rooster, 134 Elliot St. RSVP required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by gentle music. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. 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 Nar-Anon Family Support Group: Offering support to people affected by addiction. Private and confidential setting. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-257-0341; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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.

BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: Cha Cha Lesson: Carry shoes to dance in. 7 p.m. $10. Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-365-0233; ray@shallwedance.biz.

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