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BRATTLEBORO Green Mountain Crossroads Trans Book Group: We read books by and about trans/GQ/GNC folks to discuss together. Open to anyone who self-identifies as trans, gender non-conforming, nb/enby/nonbinary, genderqueer, or as experiencing a gender different than the one they were assigned at birth. Fragrance-free. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. last Wednesday of every month. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Info and book list:,


KEENE "Christina Wright-Ivanova & Friends: Fire for the Soul": Christina Wright-Ivanova, pianist and KSC faculty Piano Coord., takes concert-goers on a physical and metaphysical musical journey. She will be joined by the Lydian String Quartet with violinist Andrea Segar, and mezzo-soprano Megan Roth in a concert featuring Romantic chamber works by Robert Schuman, including his Piano Quintet, and solo piano pieces based on the elements of Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire. 7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall. $10, $5 seniors/students/faculty. Keene State College, Redfern Arts Center, 90 Wyman Way. Information: 603-358-2168,


S. NEWFANE Salamander Crossing Brigade Training: Learn how to become a salamander crossing guard and help spotted salamanders make the trek safely to their vernal pools during the spring migration. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. Three Penny Lodge, 492 Dover Rd. Info/sign up: 802-257-5785,,


BRATTLEBORO Drop-in Scrabble: All game paraphernalia provided. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the History Room (Wednesdays). Through Wednesday, June 27. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

VERNON Cribbage Club / Knitting Group: 11 a.m. Cribbage, 1 p.m. Knitting (Wednesdays). Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: 802-257-0150.

BELLOWS FALLS Knit and Stitch: (See 3/26). . Bellows Falls Senior Center. Information: 802-463-3907.

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.


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.

PUTNEY Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics. 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free; donations welcome. Putney Friends Meeting House, 17 Bellows Falls Rd. Information: 866-972-5266;

BRATTLEBORO Shiatsu Community Clinic: Shiatsu bodywork offered in a relaxing environment. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Wednesday; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. first Sunday of every month. $20 for 30 minutes. Shiatsu School of Vermont, 24 High St. Information: 802-236-6396; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Weapons of Fraud presented by AARP: Elliott Greenblott presents an overview of the leading scams (not computer/cyber scams), techniques of con artists, and discussion of the steps to take to avoid victimization. 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.

Community building

TOWNSHEND Men's Coffee Club: Men of all ages are invited for coffee and a series of casual conversations. Each gathering will have a health-related theme, with presentations, short videos, and time for discussion and friendly banter. Coffee and snacks provided. 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Heins Bldg. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Rd., Rte. 35. Register with Bill Monahan: 802-365-3762.


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.



March 2018