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Event listings for Wednesday, August 2

The written word

DOVER "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker: 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-- drawing will take place after each discussion. (Continues 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.

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Exhibit and Reception--Gerarde (Jay) Ducette--Reflective Works: Trompe L'oeil Watercolor: 8/5 reception: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Open Tues, Wed., Fri. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Thur. 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. -1 p.m. Through Thursday, August 31. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

MARLBORO Refugees in the USA Today--"Refugees: Never Ending Story": Retired senior UN High Commissioner for Refugees officer Lloyd Dakin discusses the seemingly endless saga of refugees around the world. Lloyd has held several positions in the UNHCR, part of an international career stretching four decades. These included program officer in Thailand, deputy representative in Tanzania, desk officer for Central Asia, representative in Armenia and Hungary, regional representative for Central Europe, and interim director of the Division of External Relations. 3 p.m. at the Snyder Center for the Visual Arts. Free. $15 is the suggested donation. Marlboro College, 2582 South Rd. Register: www.marlboro.edu/news/story/5084.

KEENE The Truth About Cancer: Excitotoxins that Fuel Cancer, Nature's Pharmacy and Healing Cancer with Sound and Light: 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: 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.

PUTNEY Yellow Barn Concert: (See 8/1). . Yellow Barn. .

NEWFANE Newfane Anew Community Volunteers and Concert on the Common: Featuring The Wyld Nightz Band. Food vendors on site. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (rain location: Union Hall to the left of the Common). Free. Newfane Common, Main Street (Rt. 30) downtown. Information: cristellig@gmail.com.

Kids and families

BELLOWS FALLS Summer Lunch: Youth 18 and younger eat for free every weekday. 11:15 a.m. - noon. Through Wednesday, August 16. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD "Life's Too Short, Eat More Pie": Cheryl Redmond and her daughter Genevieve will help us make hand pies to eat or take home. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. 9 a.m. Free. Broad Brook Grange, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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 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 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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