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Event listings for Tuesday, May 9

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Introduction to Digital Photography: Bill Steele, owner of Gorham Mountain Photography, will give tips on how to get the most from your camera and speak about the "Exposure Triangle." Bring your camera, manual, and questions. 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.

CHESTER Binocular + Telescope Workshop (Part I): The Southern Vermont Astronomy Group will conduct a workshop discussing the basics of astronomy optics. How do binoculars and telescopes work? What and how far can binoculars and telescopes "see"? How can their performances be maximized? Binoculars and telescopes will be available for use during the meeting. Using specially designed lasers, "collimations" –-aligning optical axes--of members' telescopes will be performed. Free sky charts of the May night sky will be provided along with instructions for their use. A discussion of what binoculars and telescopes are available in the marketplace will also be included. 7 p.m. Whiting Library, 117 Main St. Information: kateharris144@gmail.com.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Bayard Rustin Film Night: Film about the life and work of gay Civil Rights Movement icon Bayard Rustin. Offered in collaboration with Lost River Racial Justice. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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 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.

BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. 12 noon on Wednesdays. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364.

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by live 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.

Dance

GUILFORD Soul-Line Dance Classes: Introduction to soul-style line dancing which is a low impact, synchronized style of dance. Students learn a short combination that is repeated throughout the particular R & B or funk style song. Each class will stand alone, but if you are able to take all six, the classes will naturally build upon each other. Hosted by Vermont Performance Lab. Rachel Shaw instructs. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Through Tuesday, June 13. $48 for 6 weeks or $10 per class. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Questions/payments: sara@vermontperformancelab.org.

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