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Event listings for Wednesday, April 25

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Classics Quarterly--One of the New Book Clubs at Village Square Booksellers: "Moby Dick," by Herman Melville, will be discussed. Light refreshments. There are several book clubs--different days, topics, and meeting times--so you can pick and choose which discussion group to attend. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Sign-up and pick up this book for 20% off: 802-463-9404; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Lucy Speaks: Rights, Witness and Voice" with Shanta Lee Gander: Lucy Terry Prince is considered the nation's first African American poet. She raised her family and fought to keep her land in Guilford, VT. Shanta engages us in a conversation about rights, witness, and voice through the lens of Lucy's life. This interactive presentation will include a live performance of Lucy's only surviving poem, "Bars Fight.". 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

DUMMERSTON Creating and Managing Wildlife Habitat: Andrea Shortsleeve, a habitat biologist with Vermont Fish and Wildlife, will discuss how to create and manage wildlife habitat on private lands for a variety of species, from songbirds to butterflies to game species such as deer, bobcats, turkeys and grouse. She will also talk about the federal Environmental Quality Incentive Program which provides landowners with free professional conservation planning on their property and funding to complete recommended habitat improvements. Sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. 7 p.m. Free. Dummerston School, 52 Schoolhouse Road. Information: 802-254-2733,; 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 Fun with Food & Art: Found Objects: Meet at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center for an up-close look at the current art exhibit followed by a hands-on creative activity led by Linda Whelihan. Afterward, the class will 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, shareholders@brattleborofoodcoop.coop.

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time Wednesdays: Join us for stories and songs. For children ages 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room (no Rhyme Time in September). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO "The Real Scoop about our 3 Local Hospices": Presented by Brattleboro Area Hospice. 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.

BRATTLEBORO Men's Grief Support Group: Men often grieve differently than women, and many men find it easier to express their grief in the company of other men. This group for men who are grieving a death loss of any type is co-facilitated by Walter Slowinski and Neil Flynn. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (2nd and 4th Wed. of every month), upstairs. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration required w/Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

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.

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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