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Event listings for Wednesday, March 21

The written word

BRATTLEBORO "Fanny and Me": Brian G. Phelps Author Reading: Phelps talks about his bicycle journey across the U.S. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "All About Weatherization: How to have a cozy home and save money along the way": Want a warmer, more comfortable home while saving money on energy bills? The HEAT Squad can help. They'll walk you through the process from having an energy audit, to finding contractors, to approving the work. There will also be speakers on incentives and rebates as well as financing options. Sponsored by SEON, a nonprofit promoting sustainable building and energy efficiency. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. River Garden, 157 Main St. Theresa Spear: 802-289-2555.

BRATTLEBORO Strategic Planning for Undergraduate Success: John Hagen works with undergrads who are pursuing ambitious goals. He will share the planning processes that he has developed with interested community members. 12 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.


NEWFANE Bard Owl: T. Breeze Verdant on guitar, vocals and stomp box, and Annie Landenberger on vocals and percussion, will be joined by Stephen Iachetta (the "Shaker fiddler"). Verdant and Landenberger hone sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, and several Verdant originals. 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.


BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room (Wednesdays). Through Wednesday, June 27. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

VERNON Cribbage Club / Knitting Group: 11 a.m. Cribbage, 1 p.m. Knitting (Wednesdays). Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: 802-257-0150.

Kids and families

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


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;

Community building

TOWNSHEND Men's Coffee Club: Men of all ages are invited for coffee and a series of casual conversations. Each gathering will have a health-related theme, with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion and friendly banter. Coffee and snacks provided. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Heins Bldg. Through Wednesday, March 28. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Register with Bill Monahan: 802-365-3762.


BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: This uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria is danced around the world. 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Through Friday, September 21. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

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