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Event listings for Wednesday, August 23

Ideas and education

KEENE The Truth About Cancer: Heal Cancer with Clean Electricity, Unique Water, Natural Sunlight and Combining Superfoods: 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.

TOWNSHEND Estate Planning Seminar: Sponsored by Grace Cottage Hospital and The Newfane Congregational Church, this seminar is appropriate for anyone of any age who is preparing for the future. Presenters include: Joseph Cook, partner, and Amelia Darrow, associate attorney in the firm of Corum Mabie Cook Prodan Angell & Secrest in Brattleboro; Travis Shine, Financial Advisor with Goodwin, Shine and Associates in Brattleboro; Claire Bemis, Registered Nurse with Grace Cottage’s Community Health Team; and Andrea Seaton, Executive Director of Grace Cottage Foundation. Topics will include an overview of estate planning documents; fixed-income vehicles and asset preservation; probate avoidance and beneficiary designations asset transfer and common misconceptions; the importance of Advance Directives for healthcare; and income through charitable giving. Refreshments will be served, and there will be time for questions and answers during the presentations. Sponsored by Grace Cottage Hospital and The Newfane Congregational Church. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Dining Room. Grace Cottage Hospital, 85 Grafton Rd. Andrea Seaton: 802-365-9109.

Music

NEWFANE Music Night: Bard Owl: This acoustic duo with T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger, delivers driving rhythms and sweet harmonies in an eclectic range of old tunes and new. Verdant plays guitar, works the stompbox drum, and sings. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Information: 802-365-7713; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Tattoo: This acoustic band's concert is sponsored by Newfane Anew Community Volunteers. 6 p.m. (rain location: Union Hall). Free. Newfane Common, Main Street (Rt. 30) downtown.

GREENFIELD Karaoke: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. every Wednesday. Free. Hawks & Reed (The Wheelhouse), 289 Main St. 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 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum: Redefining Democracy: People around the world cherish the promise of democracy. What is that promise? Come to the forum and share your dreams for democracy. Woody Bernhard, creator of the "We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All" main street banner, will host the discussion. 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.

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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