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Event listings for Tuesday, August 22

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Reading Women: A Feminist Book Club: All self-identified women are welcome. Desserts provided. Childcare can be arranged. Hosted by The Women’s Freedom Center. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (4th Tues. of every month). Free. Womens Freedom Center. Directions: 802-257-7364; advocates@womensfreedomcenter.net.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Social Security and Your Retirement: The cost of retirement, Social Security benefits, bridging the income gap. This seminar focuses on estimating your living in retirement costs, understanding your Social Security benefits, and discussing other income sources. With David Shorter from VALIC. 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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Climate Change Cafe -- "We the People 2.0, The Second American Revolution": A new democracy movement is building, elevating community and nature's rights over corporate rights. This film is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the U.S., and how people are taking it back. It describes a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level where people are building a movement, not just in this country, but around the world. It shows how and where it all began. Guest Speaker: Michelle Sanborn, Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund New Hampshire Field Organizer. Light refreshments. This is a project of Post Oil Solutions & Rights and Democracy. 6 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Register: bereal@vermontel.net.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 81 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by gentle music. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. By donation (all monies given to area non-profits). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.