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The written word

BRATTLEBORO Trans Book Group: Open to trans, gender-queer, and gender non-conforming folks. June's book: "Surpassing Certainty" by Janet Mock. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (last Wednesday of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. HB Lozito:

PUTNEY Putney Public Library's Writer In Residence Book Group Reads "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf: Novelist Dennis McFarland and Emily Zervas lead discussions about this novel. They'll also talk about Woolf's life and the larger context of the novel, written between the two World Wars, in the long shadow of the novels of Joyce and Proust, as well as T. S. Eliot's "The Wasteland.". 6:30 p.m. (this is the 3rd of three discussions). Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

S. LONDONDERRY Paul E. Myers Artist's Reception - "Shangri-La Awakens" - Photographs of Bhutan and Nepal: Myers will talk about these countries and is happy to answer questions. Refreshments. 7 p.m. in the Janeway Wing. Free. South Londonderry Free Library, 15 Old School St. Information: 802-824-3371; Click to e-mail for more information.


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

Local history

GRAFTON Telling It Like It Was - The Evolution of an Underground Railroad Historic Site: The Underground Railroad is a familiar and popular chapter in American history. But much of what we "know" about how slaves escaped from slavery is often undocumented and sometimes just plain wrong. This illustrated lecture by former Rokeby Museum director Jane Williamson reviews the evolution of one underground railroad historic site—Rokeby Museum—to explore the legend and compare it with the history. 7 p.m. Free. Grafton Community Church, 55 Main St.


PUTNEY Candidates Forum: ACLU People Power, Putney Huddle, and Rights and Democracy: Get to know the platforms and positions of candidates running for the two Vermont District 4 House of Representatives: Nader Hashim, Cindy Jerome, and Mike Mrowicki. 6 p.m. snacks, 6:30 p.m. forum in the Commons Room. Use street parking. Free. Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way. Laura Chapman: 802-380-4379.

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 Yoga with Dante: Relax and reinvigorate--the best of both worlds. Postures are accompanied by conscious breathing. Crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, some chanting. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

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 Alternatives to Suicide: This is a mutual support group open to anyone who has experienced thoughts of suicide. The group is 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 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.

GUILFORD Seniors Walk on Weeks Forest Carriage Trail: Easy-going level walk guided by Karen Murphy. Trail head is on Carpenter Hill Rd., across from the one room schoolhouse, a short distance past the library. 9:30 a.m. (Parking at library and Broad Brook Grange). Free. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350.


BRATTLEBORO African Drum and Dance Class with Seny Daffe: Classes accompanied by live drumming. Extra drums for those who need them for the drum classes. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and bring a water bottle. All levels. 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. drum, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. dance. $12 to $15 (drum), $15 to $20 sliding scale (dance). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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.


BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum: Songs from the 4th of July Parade - Songs for the Peaceful Revolution: The Civil Rights For All banner will be in the Fourth of July Parade. Forty of us marched with the banner in the 2017 parade. Come and learn the simple pro-democracy songs we sang in the parade. Woody Bernhard and Susan Kunhardt, who created the banner, and their daughters Maggie and Rose Bernhard, will lead you in singing these simple marching songs for the Peaceful Revolution. You are welcome to bring a song to share. 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.



June 2018