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Event listings for Wednesday, July 5

Performing arts

NEWFANE Intensive Improv Comedy Workshop: Open to students age 8 and up. Students will be taught the foundations of improvisational comedy and will have the opportunity to deliver a fast-paced short-form performance. Caitlin Baker instructs. She was active in both the BUHS theater department and the New England Youth Theatre. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Through Friday, July 07. $15 per day plus $10 for the performance. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Register: 802-365-7948, moorefreelibrary@gmail.com.

The written word

DOVER "The Known World" by Edward P. Jones: 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 7/19, 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: "Cancer Causing Blindspots, Toxic Vaccines, Homeopathy and the Power of Emotions": 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 hosted by Ty Bollinger, TheTruthAboutCancer.com, 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.

Music

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.

GREENFIELD Karaoke: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Hawks & Reed (The Wheelhouse), 289 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

CHESTER "Eagles, Hawks and Owls--Predators of the Sky": Bird of prey or predatory bird, also known as raptors, refers to several species of birds that hunt and feed on rodents and other small animals. Raptors rule the sky and include eagles, falcons, hawks and owls. Examine feathers, feet, bones and other artifacts that highlighting special characteristics of these predators. Find out how they hunt and how they live. Hands-on items, bird facts, and a craft will teach all ages about these wild hunters. Presented by The Nature Museum. 1:30 p.m. Free. Whiting Library, 117 Main St. Information: 802-875-2277.

Well-being

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. Wednesdays. 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266; www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

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 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, www.vermontpsychiatricsurvivors.org.

BRATTLEBORO Channeled Readings: Are you seeking answers? Come and receive messages being channeled from the universe offering divine wisdom, grace, and clarity. Mini-Readings are offered by Susan Lewis--an Empath and Medium. Please have one question in mind. 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.

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.

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