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Event listings for Wednesday, January 3

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays (April-Aug. and Oct.-Feb.) in the Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

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.

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 (only open to 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 Community Forum: "Realizing Self-Compassion": In this session, we’ll be exploring practices that establish and reinforce the habit of being kind to oneself, recognizing moments when suffering is happening, and how to take steps to alleviate that suffering. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Education Conf. Rm. 1. Free. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Register: www.brattlebororetreat.org/realizing-self-compassion.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum : It's All About Democracy!: Join banner sponsor/Democracy Forum organizer Woody Bernhard. Talk about Democracy. Learn songs we sang when we carried the "We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights for All" banner in the 4th of July parade and songs for the peaceful revolution and for Democracy. You are welcome to teach us a song or two, or say a few words. Please join us for Democracy's sake!. 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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