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Event listings for Wednesday, April 4

The written word

BRATTLEBORO An Emerson for Our Time: Drawing on Ralph Waldo Emerson's essays "The American Scholar," "Self-Reliance,” and “Experience," Amherst professor Barry O'Connell explores the many ways Emerson's writings continue to offer insights that can make our lives more open and fruitful. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

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.

NEWFANE Timson Hill Preschool and NewBrook Elementary School Art Exhibit: This is the fifth year the Gallery has an exhibit of children's art during this month. 4/7: Opening Reception, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. Through Saturday, April 28. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro School Without Walls Open House: Offering a high-quality, low-cost, hybrid learning environment for high school students. Students enroll in three full credit courses and attend classes three days a week, freeing them to pursue their other interests or studies while earning an accredited diploma. The school features a collaborative learning experience, one-to-one teacher support, college counseling, comfortable study spaces, wifi, and kitchen facilities. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Oak Meadow, 132 Main St. (Brooks House). Information: bsw2.org.

Well-being

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; www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

BRATTLEBORO Options for Seniors: Wondering what to do as you age? Hoping to stay in your house but curious about your options? Brattleboro has two excellent residential care homes for elders – Holton Home and Bradley House. Come see a short movie about Holton Home, hear what we offer, and get your questions answered. Presenters are Andy Reichsman, who has had three relatives at Holton Home (and made the movie,) and Cindy Jerome, Exec. Dir. 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 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.

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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