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Event listings for Wednesday, September 27

Ideas and education

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

Music

NEWFANE Music Night: Bard Owl: Acoustic duo T. Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger deliver driving rhythms and sweet harmonies in an eclectic range of old tunes and new. Verdant plays guitar, works the stompbox drum, and sings. Special guest Dan Dewalt. 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.

GREENFIELD Karaoke: 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. Free. Hawks & Reed (The Wheelhouse), 289 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO The Elliot St Alibi: This is part of a new live music series. 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. (2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month). No cover. Echo Restaurant and Lounge, 69-73 Main St. Information: 802-254-2073.

Government

PUTNEY Debating Our Rights: The Pressures on Citizenship in a Constitutional Democracy: The next installment in this monthly series with Meg Mott will focus on the Fifth Amendment. Discussion about the rights of the accused in a criminal case, such as the right to a speedy trial and the right to remain silent. Questions to be considered are: What happens to a main component of our civic education when most criminal cases are decided through plea bargains instead of juries? Why is the right to remain silent so important to our democracy? What makes confession problematic? . 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Day Kitchen Demo: Seasonal menu instruction and tasting. Let's try some simple recipes to celebrate Summer Squash! We make it, you taste it, and take home free recipes. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; 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.

Community building

PUTNEY Putney Foodshelf Top the Truck Food Drive: Please bring non-perishable food donations. 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. rain or shine, Gleanery/Tavern parking lot. The Gleanery, 133 Main St. Information: 802-387-3052; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLBORO Brattleboro Community TV: Annual members meeting is open to the public. Elect new board members, "State of the Station" Report, comments and questions, light refreshments. BCTV is a community media center serving eight towns in southern Windham County. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., Rm. 306. Brattleboro Municipal Center, 230 Main St. Information: www.brattleborotv.org.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Freedom March: Demand prison reform and encourage our State Government to work to reduce the prison population here in Vermont. Speaking at a 15-minute rally before the march will be Anna Stevens of Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform and Brattleboro resident Ellen Schwartz. Schwartz is president of the Vermont Workers Center whose mission is "taking action on issues of concern to people most impacted by economic and social injustice." . 4:45 p.m. speakers; 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. march. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St. Eesha Williams: 802-254-2531, ewilliams@ValleyPost.org.

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