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Event listings for Monday, July 3

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Spin Class: With Susie of the Brattleboro Food Co-op Seafood Dept. (1st Monday of every month). 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (arrive at 5:15 p.m.). $15; free for Brattleboro Food Co-op shareholders. Bodhifit, 22 High St. Information: 802-246-0220; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BELLOWS FALLS Summer Reading Program Kicks off with "Dinoman": Families will be taken on a trip throughout the Mesozoic era with magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? The fun, informative and interactive performance for all ages will start as Dinoman (Bob Lisaius) follows tracks to the stage, and end with the discovery of a number of life-sized dinosaurs. 5 p.m. (The reading program continues through 8/21). Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Great Courses: "The Aging Brain": This course has a facilitator and discussion following each 1/2-hour DVD. The science behind the aging brain tells a fascinating—and often counter-intuitive story. Is "aging" a disease or merely a natural occurrence that produces disease-like symptoms? If humans are biologically programmed to survive and thrive, why do we age at all? Is it possible (or even desirable) to "cure" aging altogether? Delve into these questions and more. Taught by Professor Thad Polk, a neuroscientist, these lectures will offer new insights into what happens to the brain over time—as well as strategies to mitigate the effects of aging and enhance your quality of life into old age. 1 p.m. on Mondays. Through Monday, August 07. Free. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570, www.thegreatcourses.com.

PUTNEY Sitting and Walking Meditation in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: Offered by the Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Mondays. Donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Richard Brady and Elisabeth Dearborn: 802-387-2382, mountainsandriversmc@gmail.com.

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