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Event listings for Tuesday, April 4

Ideas and education

TOWNSHEND "The Weapons of Fraud" with Elliott Greenblott, AARP VT Fraud Watch Network Coord: Americans are constantly being barraged by con-artists and scammers. In 2016, over 21 million Americans were victim to fraud; more than 19 billion dollars fell into the hands of con-artists The presentation examines current fraud trends, the psychology of fraud, fraud prevention, and a review of resources available to all at no cost. Identity theft and consumer fraud of every type is on the increase. From impostors claiming to be I.R.S. Agents to computer tech support scams, to the bulk-mailed contests, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of attempts to defraud the public. The presentation provides clear examples of scams and concrete protection steps for all ages. We are seeing scams perpetrated across the age spectrum. Even newborn infants are being targeted for identity theft via stolen Social Security numbers. 1 p.m. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital, 85 Grafton Rd. Pre-registration appreciated: 802-365-3649.

BRATTLEBORO What Can You Learn from Horses?: How to Create a Good Relationship with Almost Anyone: It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin. 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.

Well-being

LONDONDERRY Tobacco Cessation: Do you want to quit tobacco but nothing works? The Community Health Team at Springfield Medical invites you to talk about smoking, quitting, staying quit, and all the challenges in between in a non-judgmental, friendly environment. Nicotine replacement products are free with full attendance. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays for 4 weeks). Through Tuesday, April 25. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-886-8946, sdoyle@springfieldmed.org.

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by 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 Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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