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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, May 

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Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS "The Long River": The exhibit features artists working in a diverse range of mediums and styles brought together by their common inspiration drawn from the power of water. This artwork is presented to honor the river, falls, and canal which have attracted creative peoples to this place and the Gallery to its current location. The show includes photography, watercolor, monotype print, oil, acrylic, and drawing by Clare Adams, Spaulding Dunbar, Marcie Maynard, Charles Norris-Brown, MC Noyes, Gil Perry, Micah Schatz, and Alyssa Schmidt. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Wed.-Sat. or by appt. (5/4 opening reception 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.). Through Saturday, June 9. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

MARLBORO "Weapons of Fraud": Presented by AARP Vermont and Marlboro Cares, this will be a discussion of leading scams, con-artist techniques, and steps to avoid victimization. Presented by Elliott Greenblott, the Vermont AARP Fraud Watch Network Coordinator. 7 p.m. Free. Marlboro Elementary School. Information: 802-254-2668.

BRATTLEBORO "America's Bargain with the Devil" with Nick Biddle: The Founding Fathers spent over three months creating the Constitution. Throughout their deliberations, they embraced the principle of privileging money with political rights while recognizing that doing so risked enabling the wealthy to flip the republic into an oligarchy. This talk will highlight the Founders' prescient insights and fears about how that risk could unfold. Then it will show how those fears have manifested in contemporary America and how we may draw upon the Founders' design to thwart oligarchy in the name of democracy. 12 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.

BRATTLEBORO "Georgia O'Keeffe: A Critical Look": Art Dealer James Maroney, who appraised her work after her death, offers his insights on O’Keeffe, who produced over 2,000 words works in her 75-year career. This is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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. (Wednesdays). 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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