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The written word

NEWFANE Author Steven Gardner - "Pieces of Rope Too Short to Keep": Gardner reads from his recently published memoir which describes his childhood in Newfane in general and on Grout Road in particular. 5:30 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Spring Bird Migration in Spain: Join Mary Lea, Connie Woodberry and Bob Lawson for a photo presentation of their birding trip to southern Spain. They observed some 150 species, including those moving from Africa to Spain and further north. Besides watching raptors crossing the Strait of Gibraltar, they visited many prime birding locations. Sponsored by the Southeastern VT Audubon Society. 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 Cheese Tasting and Demo: Discover Belper Knoll, the highly unusual signature cheese of Jumi, a fifth-generation artisanal Danish cheese collective. This hard cheese has the appearance of a rough stone due to its peppercorn covering. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Free for Kids: Fun Foods from Around the World - Indian Sweet Potato Samosas: Kids will learn how to make these spiced, aromatic triangular pies of India, as well as learning about the food and culture of India. 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free for all. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

GUILFORD Storytime: Program of songs, fingerplays, books, and activities for babies, toddlers, and older siblings. Presented by Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker. 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-4603; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Circus School Offers New Thanksgiving Break Camp: Your child will get top-notch instruction in a noncompetitive environment that teaches confidence, communication skills, perseverance, and pride, as well as how to be a fabulous acrobat, aerialist, juggler, or clown. Students work in groups by age and ability for the best learning experience. Half Day: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ages 3-5; Full Day: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., ages 5-17. Through Wednesday, November 21. $50 half day, $85 full day (5% off for all 3 days). New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

WESTMINSTER NAMI Family Support Group Meetings: Family and friends of individuals with a mental illness can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom and coping strategies. Participants are encouraged to share actively in the work of the group. All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI family members. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. every third Tuesday. Free. Compass School, 7892 U.S. Rte. 5. Information: 802 463-2525; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Overeater's Anonymous: This is a 12-step meeting for people who struggle with eating problems of any kind. 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: 802-275-7053, ellen_anonymous@aol.com.

BRATTLEBORO Free Medical Care: For individuals without insurance or a physician. Tuesdays. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO AARP Brattleboro Area Chapter: Foot Reflexology Basics: Amelia Kinney is the guest speaker. All seniors are welcome, have a cup of coffee or tea, and listen to her presentation. 1:30 p.m. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570; Click to e-mail for more information.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Windham County Organizing Committee for Vermont Workers' Center: The Vermont Workers' Center is a democratic, member-run organization dedicated to organizing with a human rights framework and to taking action on issues of concern to people most impacted by economic and social injustice. The Windham County Organizing Committee welcomes anyone who wants to learn more about our work and/or to organize in Windham County. Our Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign is focused on building collective power to win a healthcare system that works for people, not for profit, and provides dignified wages and conditions for people working in the healthcare field. We also work in solidarity with social, economic, racial, and climate justice organizations to build a mass movement for people and the planet. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Ellen Schwartz: 802-257-4436, eschwa1@myfairpoint.net.

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