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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Kevin Parry hosts Open Mic: Sign up for a 20-minute slot. Performers receive 50% off their meal. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. every Thursday. Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Information: 802-257-7563, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO "Radiance": Paintings by Jess Weitz: . Through Tuesday, July 31. River Gallery School: Gallery 34, 34 Main St. Information: 802-257-1577; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What Can You Learn from Horses?: It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She has published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin. 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.

Celebrations and festivals

SAXTONS RIVER Great River Theater Festival: Three shows, two workshops, gatherings, cookouts. Main Street Arts offers Peter Shaffer's psychological thriller "Equus" and Sandglass puppetry presents the family-friendly "Kasper's Adventures." "Scenes from American Life" at Vermont Academy. Informal gatherings to meet the cast and directors at Saxtons River Inn. More. . Through Saturday, July 7. $20 ($40 for all 3 shows). Great River Theater Festival. Tickets and schedule: www.greatrivertheaterfestival.org/index.html.

Well-being

TOWNSHEND Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group: Participation in a support group can be an empowering experience, helping members feel better prepared to cope with their unique situation. Given the long duration of this disease, the strain on Alzheimer's caregivers can last several years and produce serious declines in caregiver physical, emotional, and financial well-being. In 2017, 16 million Americans provided an estimated 18.4 billion hours of unpaid care in the form of physical, emotional, and financial support. Led by trained facilitators: Claire Bemis, RN, of Grace Cottage and Alicia Moyer of SASH. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (1st Thur. of every month). Free. Grace Cottage Hospital, Heins Conf. Rm., 133 Grafton Rd. Registration appreciated: 802-365-3763.

BRATTLEBORO Alzheimer Caregivers Support Group: Share, obtain a support network, or just listen. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (1st Thur. of every month). Free and open to all. The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St. Sharon Snider, RN: 802-254-6559.

LONDONDERRY Integrative Nutrition Series: Beata Hasaj, founder and owner of ReNu You, offers a 4-session nutrition workshop based on whole and unprocessed foods. On 7/5, Beata will discuss the difference between Smoothies and Juicing with demonstrations, tastings, and recipes for healthy smoothies. On 7/12, the subject is Nutritional Detoxing. Learn why periodic detoxing can be good for you. She'll share recipes for a safe, 3-day mini- detox, complete with shopping list. On 7/19, learn how a Healthy Gut leads to a healthy you. What are the symptoms and causes of gut permeability? On 7/26, Clean Eating - learn the importance of reading package labels, clearing out your pantry as well as your beauty cabinet. 2 p.m. Through Thursday, July 26. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). RSVP: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Women's Support: Drop-in and confidential support group for women who have experienced domestic violence. 12 noon every Thursday. Free. Womens Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-7364; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Compassionate & Inclusive Living: Are you seeking ways to better meet various challenges in your life (relationships, recovery, self-esteem, etc.)? Would you find it of value to join with people who may have differing views but are united by a belief that compassion and inclusiveness provide key pathways in this search? Please join our self-led gathering. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. every Thursday, free, in the Parlor. All Souls West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Mike or Elizabeth: 802-257-7475, mikesz45@yahoo.com.

Community building

DUMMERSTON Forum with Democratic Primary Candidates, Windham-4 House District: Candidates Nader Hashim, Cindy Jerome, and Mike Mrowicki (incumbent) will field questions from forum attendees. Steven John of Marlboro, Moderator. Hosted by Evening Star Grange and Dummerston and Windham County Democratic Committees. 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. followed by informal reception with the candidates. Free. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-1020, billjnsn@sover.net.

Community meals

TOWNSHEND Family-style Dinner: This meal, sponsored by Senior Solutions, is prepared by Chef Stephanie of the Townshend Dam Diner. Take-outs available. All are welcome. 12 noon. Suggested donation: $3.50 ages 60+, $4 all others. Townshend Church, 46 Common Rd. Information: 802-365-4321.

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