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Event listings for Wednesday, May 16

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Questery": Once upon a time, a young lad with autism dreamed of being an author, a playwright, and a director. He wrote an adventure tale told with an eclectic group of animal characters. This published legend, written by Josh Blaushild, a Theatre Adventure alum, is set in times of yore. Original songs are woven throughout. 10:30 a.m. (5/16 performance is sensory-friendly). Through Friday, May 18. $10. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books: "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell: Gladwell writes about singularities. In his first book, "Tipping Point," it's singular events; in his second book, "Blink," it's singular moments and in this book, "Outliers: the Story of Success," it's about singular people. He looks for research which makes claims contrary to conventionally held beliefs. Then he offers up, startlingly, the flaws in the success stories we tell ourselves. 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

BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum: "America's Romance with Guns, a Historical Perspective": Tim Kipp explores the role of guns in our early history and its continuing impact today. 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.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro American Legion Concert Band: "Pops": 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. American Legion Hall, 32 Linden St. Information: 802-254-5290.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept: Summer Program Registration: One stop, one check, one form. You now can register for summer programs--Summer Day Camp, Little Peoples Camp, "Hoop It Up" Basketball Camp, Baseball Camp, Gymnastics Camp, Track & Field, Mountain Biking, Challenger Soccer Camp, Baton Twirling Camp, Discounted Pool Passes, Lacrosse Camp, Mad Science Camp, and more--at one convenient location. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in the Conference Room. Through Thursday, May 17. Free. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

VERNON Cribbage Club / Knitting Group: . 11 a.m. Cribbage, 1 p.m. - 2 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.

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 Yoga with Dante: Relax and reinvigorate--the best of both worlds. Postures are accompanied by conscious breathing. Crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, some chanting. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

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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