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Event listings for Wednesday, May 17

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Genealogy 101: Where You Confuse the Dead and Irritate the Living": Jerry Carbone shares his personal discoveries delights, challenges, and passions of doing genealogical research in his retirement as director of Brooks Memorial Library. He'll discuss some main resources that he uses in his own research, his genealogy education, and the surprises he encountered when he got back the results of his DNA test. 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.

Music

BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro American Legion Band: Spring concert. 7:30 p.m. Free. American Legion Hall, 32 Linden St. Information: 802-254-5290.

GREENFIELD Creacion Latin Big Band: Twenty-piece band. Playing son, salsa, cha cha, boogaloo, merengue, cumbia, and bolero styles, there is an open floor for dancers. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month) . 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Registration for Summer Programs offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks: Register for Summer Day Camp, Little Peoples Camp, "Hoop It Up" Basketball Camp, Baseball Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Track & Field, Mountain Biking, Challenger Soccer Camp, US Sports Camp, Discounted Pool Passes, Lacrosse Camp, Mad Science Camp, and more. One stop, one payment, one form. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Conference Room. Through Thursday, May 18. . Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

W. BRATTLEBORO "The Princess and the Goblin" and "Sensory Friendly": This fairytale is presented by New England Youth Theater's Theatre Adventure. 10:30 a.m. Through Friday, May 19. $10. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Information: http://neyt.org/on-stage/current-shows/1002-ta-princess.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Meditation for Chronic Pain Management: There will be a brief introduction on meditation types, a short guided meditation, time for group reflection and sharing, and a brief silent meditation. Presented by New England Wellness Group. Facilitated by Dr. William Foshee. (Non-sequential series continues 5/24, 31). 1 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-267-4838, www.newenglandwellnessgroup.com.

BRATTLEBORO Creating Your Own Sympathy Cards: During this hands-on workshop, we'll create personal cards of condolence. Facilitator Cheryl Wilfong will have blank cards and dozens of possible messages. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Information: 802-257-0775; 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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