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Event listings for Wednesday, August 16

The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books: "Saturday" by Ian McEwan: 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-254-6545, http://guilfordfreelibrary.blogspot.com.

Ideas and education

KEENE The Truth About Cancer -- The NOCEBO Effect, Healing Vaccines, Advanced Detoxing and Going Inside a German Cancer Clinic: This DVD series, TheTruthAboutCancer.com, hosted by Ty Bollinger, 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​: Threats to Democracy: Tim Kipp and Nick Biddle will discuss current conditions of American democracy with a focus on the influence of the Koch Brothers and other big money donors. Is there a stealth plan to end democracy and if so, how can it be turned back?. 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.

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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Kid's Health, Naturally!: Many children are experiencing chronic health problems such as asthma, severe allergies, anxiety and other stress-related conditions which used to predominantly affect only adults and seniors. Children are subjected to a number of dangerous toxins found in their everyday environment. In this important talk, we'll discuss special nutritional needs for children along with fun ways for them to enjoy a variety of nourishing foods. Learning how to put these ideas into practice can help them avoid disease and chronic health conditions and put them on the path to a healthy lifestyle. With Cindy Hebbard. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

S. LONDONDERRY Rockets: You will have fun listening to space stories, finger plays, and songs. Participants will build a string track rocket to take home and "fly.". 1:30 p.m. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.

Well-being

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; www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

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.

Dance

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. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

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