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Event listings for Monday, September 25, 2017

The written word

BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group: "Antigone" by Sophocles: Are the laws of the gods superior to those of man? Do The Fates control our futures? or do we ourselves control our destinies? To reflect on these and other questions, you are invited to attend. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851,

BELLOWS FALLS Book Discussion: "The Ladies No. 1 Detective Agency": Former Botswana educator Emily Jones (now director of The Putney School) will share her experiences in Botswana (home of the detective agency) and talk about some of the people she knew who inspired the characters in Alexander McCall Smith's book. 4 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

WALPOLE Reception for Deborah Lazar: "Paintings: Memories Rekindled, Forgotten Things, Familiar Places": This collection of 20 Plein-air paintings showcases the New England seasons in her garden, with paintings of flowers and landscapes from the area, as well as several from the coast of Maine. (Exhibit runs through 9/30). 9/25: 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. reception. Free. The Restaurant at Burdicks, 47 Main St. Information: 603-756-9058.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: (See 9/22). . . Brown Bag Lunch Series. .

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Parents Exchange for Change is a project of 350Vermont that brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. We'll be considering the question "Is Eco-Travel Possible?" A simple vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. RSVP appreciated. Abby Mnookin:

Community building

PUTNEY Letters To Editors Drop-In Party for Healthcare Justice: Drop-in to write a letter to the media in support of implementing universal healthcare in Vermont. We need a steady drumbeat of public voices in the media, and local and state L.T.E. banks are building. Handy will be an LTE template based on personal stories, updates about VT healthcare initiatives and legislation, and folks to help with the letters. 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information:

September 2017

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