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Event listings for Thursday, May 18

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Artist Talk: Paul Shore: In conjunction with the exhibit "Drawn Home," Paul Shore discusses his four-year effort to draw every item in his home. 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "How (Older) Houses Work": This session examines how heat and moisture interact in buildings, and looks at some building science "puzzles." The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON) presents this workshop on the fundamentals of building science and describes how to diagnose building problems, particularly in older homes. These sessions are geared to homeowners, builders, and anyone who'd like to learn how buildings function. (Continues 5/30). 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 2C. Free. Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. Advance registration recommended: admin@seon.info, www.seon.info/programs.

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS "Selma": 5 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

GREENFIELD Women's March Reunion: "Songs of Resistance, Hope & Love": Laura Wetzler (singer/songwriter/guitarist), with guests Wes Brown (bass) and Richie Davis (percussonist). U.S. and Worldbeat. Benefit for NELCWIT. 7 p.m. in the Ballroom. $10. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

JAMAICA The Speckers: Old-time family trio comprised of legendary fiddler John Specker and his two daughters Lila and Ida Mae. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $10. Jamaica Town Hall, 17 Pikes Falls Rd. Information: 802-874-4743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Old-Time Folk Songs with Singer/Guitarist Tina Olsen: Tina fell in love with the folk music of the '60s and '70s (Carter Family and Leonard Cohen songs) when she was 12 and taught herself guitar. She especially likes sing-alongs but is happy to sing folk favorites and takes requests. 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

BELLOWS FALLS Genealogy Group: Discover Your Family Roots: Beginners and seasoned genealogists are welcome to join genealogy enthusiast Wayne Blanchard. With the many free databases available at the library, it's hard to tell what you might find. Thursdays. 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Registration for Summer Programs offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks: (See 5/17). 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Conference Room. . Gibson-Aiken Center. .

LONDONDERRY Mom, Pop and Tot Playgroup: Community Nurse Regina Downer offers this toddler playgroup. Games and refreshments. 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

NEWFANE Playgroup: For babies and toddlers (and their caregivers). 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948.

Community building

GUILFORD Annual Meeting of Algiers Fire District #1: 6 p.m. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-2776.

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