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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Retirement Strategies for Women: Women face many unique retirement challenges today including longer life expectancy, lower Social Security benefits, and unequal pay in the workforce. Ask your questions and get the information that you need to achieve your retirement goals. With David Shorter from VALIC. noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "The Pathological Optimist": This documentary is about Dr. Andrew Wakefield, one of 13 co-authors of a notorious 1998 paper in the UK medical journal The Lancet. Dir. Miranda Bailey and her team followed Wakefield and his family for five years. Wakefield fought a defamation battle in the courts. The results create a complex and incisive look at the so-called "father of the 'anti-vaccine movement.'" The film takes no sides. 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $11. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Tickets:

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fun with Food & Art: Drawing (for Kids): We will meet at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center for an up-close look at the current art exhibit, followed by a hands-on creative activity led by Linda Whelihan. Afterward, we'll walk up to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Kitchen to make something delicious with Lizi Rosenberg. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings. Presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Your Wellness in 2018: Certified Wellness Coach Carol Jean Jones offers this interactive presentation about Wellness. She'll share healthy mind, body and spiritual practices that have helped people set obtainable goals and continue to maintain them. 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Tavernier Chocolate, Good Body, Yoga Locally: These three businesses have combined efforts to raise money for our local Planned Parenthood Clinic. Each participant receives a Tavernier Chocolate and is entered to win a selection of products from Good Body. Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Saturdays. $10 to $25 suggested donation (all proceeds go to Brattleboro Planned Parenthood). Yoga Locally, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, The Loft #A-209. Information: 802-275-4403; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Overeaters Anonymous: All people who struggle with eating problems of any kind--anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, purging, over-exercising, body obsession, undereating, and overeating--are invited to attend. 7 p.m. in the small meeting room next to the kitchen, lower level. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: 802-275-7053,



January 2018