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Event listings for Wednesday, September 6

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS "The Art of the Essay"--A Writing Workshop with Elayne Clift: Explore what an essay is and why we write them. This workshop includes the necessary elements of writing good creative non-fiction pieces that can range from political commentary to humorous first person accounts, and anything else that is based on truth or opinion. We will explore tone and "voice," style, structure, point of view, use of dialogue, researching facts, and more. And we'll be hands-on, doing a practice piece to share/discuss (voluntarily) in the spirit of mutual learning. Ruminate, rant, and reflect. Presented in partnership with The Commons through their Media Mentoring Project. 7 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

KEENE The Truth About Cancer: Cancer Conquerors and Their Powerful Stories of Victory: 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.

BRATTLEBORO Align with Your Best Self​: Astrology is an ancient wisdom technique that helps people understand themselves in the context of time and cycle, as well as relationship and place. We as multidimensional beings have incarnated not just onto the 3-d earthly plane, but into the solar system. Real astrology works because the planets are not separate from us. We are in the Sun, the moon, and Venus. We are not separate from our environment, our world, each other, our heredity. Though we exist as individuals with an individual program, we also exist as a part of a continuum. Where are you on the map? The astrology chart is your personal map. Linda Guzynski uses the language and art of astrology to help you understand yourself and function more effectively in the world. 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.

Music

W. BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Women's Chorus Open Rehearsal: This is the first rehearsal of the fall session. Come as a guest to see and hear if Chorus is right for you. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: www.brattleborowomenschorus.org.

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.

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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