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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, October 

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The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books - "The Stars Are Fire" by Anita Shreve: 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

PUTNEY Film and Discussion - "Normal Isn't Real: Succeeding with Learning Disabilities and ADHD": Four mini-documentary style videos feature successful young adults sharing their stories of coming to terms with their learning disability and ADHD issues. The candid portraits take the viewer into the subjects' daily lives - showcasing their talents, venting their frustrations, and employing the strategies they use to manage their challenges and utilize their strengths. Reception prior to the screening with producer/director Krys Kornmeier, whose work has taken her to Africa, Borneo, China and Jordan. She is the mother of a son with learning and attention issues and knows first-hand the emotional and educational challenges inherent in these issues. 6 p.m: Reception in the atrium of the Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Center for Science, Technology & Innovation. Enjoy refreshments while conversing with Kornmeier and members of the College community. 7 p.m: Film. Both events are free. Landmark College Greenhoe Theater, 1 River Rd. S. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Marie Procter. 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.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Architecture & Design Film Series - "Sabra: The Life and Work of Printmaker Sabra Field": 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: www.adfilmseries.org.

Music

NEWFANE Sharon & Daniel: This acoustic duo bring their fun and funky take on popular music to their lively act that includes playful harmonies, acoustic guitars, upright bass, and percussion. Family-friendly. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. No cover. Four Columns and Artisan Restaurant Inn, 21 West St. Information: 802-365-7713; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Scrabble: Stop by and play a game of Scrabble. All levels. 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Co-op Month Tastings - Organic Valley Dairy Products: October is National Co-op Month. The BFC is offering tastings and demos from cooperatively-owned businesses all month long. 12 noon - 3 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Fun Foods from Around the World: Let's celebrate Kale, the Vermont Harvest of the Month, by learning how to make Chinese dumplings. These savory, flavorful morsels are a popular snack with kids all over China, either filled with meat, vegetables, or tofu. We will make kale and tofu dumplings while learning about the culture and language of the vast country of China. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required - 802-246-2821, shareholders@brattleborofoodcoop.coop.

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.

BRATTLEBORO Guilford Cares Seniors Walk along the West River Trail: Meet and walk with Mark Mikolas, author of "A Beginners Guide to Identifying Trees of the Northeast." The trail is flat, pace will be leisurely, stopping frequently to share Mark's observations. We'll turn around at the I-91 bridge. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. From Marina Restaurant rear parking lot, go a half-mile along the river and look for trailhead at clearing before the cornfield. Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Information: 802-579-1350, gcares@comcast.net.

BRATTLEBORO "Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement- What Baby Boomers Need to Know About Medicare and Long-Term Care": A health care crisis is looming in this country, and it is essential for baby boomers to understand what one needs to do to prepare for it financially: How Medicare enrollment periods work and what you need to do to avoid late-enrollment penalties. How much you can expect to pay in health care costs after going onto Medicare. How Medicare works with private insurance to provide comprehensive coverage. Why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs. Why you must plan for higher health care costs in retirement — including the possibility of needing long-term care. No specific insurance or investment products will be discussed. Speaker: David B. Twombly from Twombly Wealth Management Group. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Reservations recommended: 802-254-5290 x 1201, starr@brookslibraryvt.org.

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