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Event listings for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Performing arts

WILLIAMSVILLE The Rock River Players present "The Fantasticks": This is the world's longest-running musical with a brilliant score enhancing the script's timeless themes of love and life. (Repeats 7/20-7/23). 7/19: 7 p.m. $12, $8 students/seniors, group rates available. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Reservations: 802-348-7156 (option 2),

The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books: "Horse Drawn Yogurt" by Peter Gould: Peter Gould will join the discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information:

DOVER "A Death in the Family" by James Agee: The Library is hosting "The Changing South," a book discussion series for Pulitzer-winning novels set against the backdrop of the slavery, the Civil War, and rural strife in the American South. Discussion led by Richard M. Wizansky. Win a Dinner for Two at the Williamsville Eatery-- after each discussion, drawing will take place. (Continues 8/2, 8/30) . 7 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

KEENE The Truth About Cancer: "Heal Cancer with Clean Electricity, Unique Water, Natural Sunlight and Combining Superfoods": No patient should consider treatment of cancer without first doing research about alternative therapies as well as the conventional ones. While most physicians genuinely care about their patients, their training is primarily biased toward pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to treatment. This DVD series,, covers the most successful alternative treatments to cancer and the powerful stories of the victors. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Country Life Restaurant, 15 Roxbury St. Judy Antell: 603-943-2195.

BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum with Dan DeWalt: 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.

W. HALIFAX Talk: Computer Consultant Chris Parkins of Halifax: This is the first in a series of talks by local business people describing their services. Parkins has an extensive background in education, including teaching in Costa Rica, where he first became interested in fixing computers. If you have questions about a computer you already have, are wondering about getting something new. or if you've just got a new system and are not sure how to set it up and transfer your information, this is a chance to get answers. 7 p.m. Free. Halifax Community Hall, 20 Brook Rd. Information:

MARLBORO Refugees in the USA Today--"Transitions: From Camp to Community": Connie Woodberry discusses the challenges of transition for refugees moving from their native soil to new culture. Connie has worked as a consultant and case worker for refugees in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Maine, providing translation, cross-cultural consultation, and job orientation for Southeast Asian refugees and the organizations that supported them. As a senior program officer for World Education from 1983 to 2015, she coordinated ESL, cultural orientation, livelihoods training, and teacher training programs for Lao, Cambodian, Vietnamese, and Burmese refugees living in the Thai refugee camps. This series of talks is offered in conjunction with the Marlboro MATESOL program and the USCRI English for Refugees Fellowship. 3 p.m. at the Snyder Center for the Visual Arts. Free. $15 is the suggested donation. Marlboro College, 2582 South Rd. Register:


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. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. (1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month). 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.


BRATTLEBORO Yoga with Dante: Relax and reinvigorate--the best of both worlds. Postures are accompanied by conscious breathing. Crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, some chanting. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. noon - 1 p.m. Free for shareholders. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266;

BRATTLEBORO Changing Tides: Mental Health Peer Support Group: Confidential. Sponsored by Vermont Psychiatric Survivors. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tyler Conference Room on Wednesdays. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-579-5937,

BRATTLEBORO Hive Mutual Support Network's Alternatives to Suicide: This is a support group for people who are looking for a space to connect about whatever is real for them in regards to being human. This is a space for sadness, anger, grief, loneliness, and other emotions that society does not often accept or embrace. This is a non-oppressive space for real talk. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Michelle Goodwin:


BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy Dance: Paneurythmy is a sacred circle dance of love, wisdom, and truth created by Beinsa Duono of Bulgaria for the benefit of spiritual seekers. Open to all. 8 a.m. on Wednesdays (weather permitting) on the hill. Through Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

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