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Event listings for Wednesday, April 18

The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books: "Open Season" by C.J. Box: Joe Pickett is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden--especially one like Joe who won't take bribes or look the other way--is far from popular. When he finds a local hunting outfitter dead, splayed out on the woodpile behind his state-owned home, he takes it personally. There had to be a reason that the outfitter, with whom he's had run-ins before, chose his backyard, his woodpile to die in. Even after the "outfitter murders," as they have been dubbed by the local press after the discovery of the two more bodies, are solved, Joe continues to investigate, uneasy with the easy explanation offered by the local police. 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

GRAFTON "Magnificent Migrations": As our weather warms, we welcome back many of our animal friends that left us during the cold winter months. Many critters, whether they have fins, feathers, or feet, migrate to find warmer weather. Learn about migrating VT wildlife and their journeys during the year. Fun facts and a cool craft-making activity are included as part of this Earth Day celebration 4/17-4/21. 11 a.m. Program. By donation. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. 4/18 to 4/21: Open 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 802-843-2111; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

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 Fairy Houses and Gnome Homes: For ages 6 and up. Hot glue guns and sharp scissors will be used. Materials provided but you can can bring additional materials to make your house unique. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Children's Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Register: 802-254-5290 x 1210, cr@brookslibraryvt.org.

Well-being

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 "Where Why When How What?": Ask anything you want--this is your chance. Bring the questions that you always forget to ask, or feel you should already know the answers to. There will be a brief discussion about the benefits of Advance Directives led by a panel which will include the perspectives of Cindy Jerome, ED of Holton Home and Bradley House; Dr. Bob Tortolani; Attorney Ed Burke; and Shabir Kamal, ER Nurse. After the presentation, there will be a moderated question and answer session. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the Main Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Learn about the Services offered by Turning Point: Turning Point of Windham County serves the Brattleboro area as a membrane between addiction treatment and recovery. Volunteers in recovery offer services for people new to recovery. Find out more. 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.

Dance

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. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

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