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Event listings for Wednesday, September 20

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Girl Power Fall Book Talks: Picture Books: Fast-paced picture book talks from three local book superheroes: Local author Ann Braden, Everyone's Books owner Nancy Braus; and Youth Services Librarian Lindsay Bellville. For this first book talk in the series, we will discuss picture books, both story and biographical, for kids ages 2-8 with smart, spunky, female characters that you should add to your night-time read-alouds or book shelf. 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Children's Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. RSVP for free childcare: 802-254-5290 x 110, cr@brookslibraryvt.org.

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. Featuring Frances Rahaim. 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.

Well-being

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 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 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.

TOWNSHEND Living Alone Support Group: Focus is on the challenges of living alone. Led by SASH coordinator Alicia Moyer. 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (3rd Wednesday of every month). Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Pre-register: 802-365-3753.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Sister District: Soup Subscription Project: Peg Alden speaks about how a small group of local activists has created a delicious form of resistance--the Southern Vermont Sister District Soup Subscription project. Their efforts have raised thousands to help swing strategic races "blue." Come hear what their strategy is and enjoy a sampling of their delicious soup. 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.

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