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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, December 

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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom": Yale historian and author David Blight has a new biography about Frederick Douglass - an escaped slave who became one of the leading abolitionists, orators, and writers of his era. Blight is Class of 1954 Prof. of American History at Yale University and Dir. of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition. He's one of the nation's foremost authorities on the US Civil War and its legacy and is the author of "A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including Their Narratives of Emancipation" and "American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era." He's also the author of "Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory," which received eight book awards, including the Bancroft Prize, the Abraham Lincoln Prize, the Frederick Douglass Prize, as well as four awards from the Organization of American Historians, including the Merle Curti prizes for both intellectual and social history. His latest book, "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom," will be available for sale and signing at the event. This is part of 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.

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Marie Proctor. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Demonstrations: Have you been curious about foam rollers, pressure point massage balls, or another self care tool? Stop in and get a personalized tutorial and the chance to try out many self care tools. No experience needed. No purchase necessary. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Alternatives to Suicide: This is a mutual support group open to anyone who has experienced thoughts of suicide. Guided by a charter of values provided by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community, the group is non-clinical and does not link suicide with illness. Participants are free to talk about and find meaning in their experiences in/on their own terms. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. The Hive, 24 Flat St., #202 (2nd fl., 2nd door to left). Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

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