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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group: "A Wizard of Earthsea": This is a coming-of-age fantasy by Ursula K. Le Guin. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Meeting Room (4th Mon. of every month). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Michael N. Landis: 802-257-1851, emagicmtman@gmail.com.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Mother Up! Monthly Meet-Up: Mother Up! brings together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the just transition to a healthier and safer world. A simple vegetarian meal and childcare for ages 8 and under will be provided. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. monthly. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: abby@350vt.org.

BRATTLEBORO "At Least They're Not Using Heroin!": In this time of an opioid crisis, it may be considered acceptable to think the use of drugs like alcohol or marijuana among teens is "safer." Come discuss the importance of preventing the early use of all substances and why this matters to the adolescent brain. Learn how delaying the use of these substances can help prevent the misuse of opioids or other drugs. Speaker Debby Haskins has been in the substance abuse field for 25 years. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO "Green Burial and Other Choices": Presented by Brattleboro Area Hospice. 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.

PUTNEY Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community: Founded in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh by Richard Brady and Elisabeth Dearborn who lead the gatherings. 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Mondays. Donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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.

Pets

BRATTLEBORO Pet Loss Support Group: For adults who are experiencing grief after the death of a beloved animal companion. Cicely Carroll facilitates. Hosted by Brattleboro Area Hospice. 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (4th Mon. of each month). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration welcome: 802-257-0775.

Community meals

NEWFANE Community Potluck: All are welcome to bring a dish to share. Hosted by Newfane Anew. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Union Hall, 2 Church St. Information: 802-348-7984, lynn.forrest@gmail.com.

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