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Event listings for Wednesday, August 30

The written word

DOVER "A Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole: The Library is hosting "The Changing South," a book discussion series for Pulitzer-winning novels set against the backdrop of 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. 7 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Trans Book Group: Are you a trans, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming person interested in reading books with other trans, GQ, and GNC folks? The August reading is "Rewriting Reality.". 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. last Wednesday of each month. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. HB Lozito: hb@greenmountaincrossroads.org.

Ideas and education

KEENE The Truth About Cancer: Cannabis, Nature's Epigenetic Switches, Peptides and Healing with Micronutrient Therapy: 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.

PUTNEY Debating Our Rights, Part II: The Pressures on Citizenship in a Constitutional Democracy: Focus will be on the Second Amendment, an Amendment without much Supreme Court jurisprudence-- practicing deliberation, not necessarily determining an outcome. Arguments in favor of strong protections to bear Arms will be considered (most notably from Machiavelli and the Black Panthers) as well as arguments to protect the population from gun violence, much of which is self-inflicted. With Meg Mott, teacher of politics at Marlboro College. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Instruction

BRATTLEBORO Flavors of South India: The Patels Make Chutney: Learn how to make tomato chutney, a spicy, fragrant, pungent condiment traditional to the southern part of India with Nash and Marion Patel who are from Hyderabad, India. Unlike northern chutneys like mango chutney, which tend to be sweet, southern chutneys are mostly savory. Marion has been making this robust chutney all her life and serves it with rice and other dishes while Nash serves it at Dosa Kitchen, his food truck at Grafton Village Cheese in Brattleboro. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free for adults. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Register: 802-246-2821, msbfc@sover.net.

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.

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.

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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum: Democracy in America and its Prospects: Nick Biddle leads a round-table discussion on the condition of democracy in America and its prospects. How to deepen the voice of the people. Come with ideas, comments and aspirations. 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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