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Event listings for Monday, April 16

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Stamp Club: Visitors and new members are welcome. 7 p.m. on the 3rd Mon. of every month. Through Monday, December 17. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO "Bad to Be Good": The music of Bad To Be Good is characterized as "Eastern Country and Northern Blues." Led by songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Marvin Bentley, the all-original repertoire of this group establishes Vermont country blues as a rival to Nashville and Memphis. With Marvin's robust and burly voice, Dennis Waring's wailing saxophone, Marvin Bentley II's thumping bass and Pat Kelly's grooving drums, this group's infectious spirit makes you want to shout and dance. Other songs make you want to cry. This band defines a whole new style of Vermont-grown, down-home music with lots of soul. 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.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Open Gym and Game Room: This program for any school-aged child is fully supervised with a variety of activities to choose from. Along with basketball there is foosball, air hockey, bumper pool, arts and crafts. Check your kids in with the Rec. & Parks Staff or stay and play with them. 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Through Friday, April 20. Free. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.

Well-being

GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: These classes will introduce and practice the most basic movements of introductory forms taught by Dr. Paul Lam and recommended by the Arthritis Foundation. The pace is smooth, slow, and can be done while seated. Instructor: Leah Gessner, Certified by Tai Chi Vermont, Inc. in Fall Prevention Tai Chi. Sponsored by Guilford Cares. Intermediate: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Beginners: 11 a.m. - noon on Mondays. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

BRATTLEBORO Film: "Being Mortal": This Frontline documentary with author Atul Gawande, MD, is followed by discussion and light refreshments. Presented by Brattleboro Area Hospice. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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