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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO The Weapons of Fraud - Con Artists, Fraud, Scams: Join Elliott Greenblott from AARP. This program is designed to provide residents of all ages with comprehensive educational services to avoid victimization by scammers. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WILMINGTON The Moondogs: This is a new type of classical folk music, a universal one embracing the world of instrumental music. Reasonably priced special menu plus tastings from Addison Cider. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. No cover. Wilmington Inn Restaurant & Tavern, 41 West Main Street.


BRATTLEBORO The Youth Vote - Democracy Forum with Rio Daims: This amendment will enable Brattleboro youth ages 16 and 17 to vote on town issues, serve on local school boards, and serve in Representative Town Meeting. It will empower them to be fully active members of the town in which they live, work, pay taxes, and give them a voice in the changes that affect them. Rio, Youth Vote Coordinator at Brattleboro Common Sense, facilitates the forum. 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 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Visioning Design Session - Skatepark Design: Local skaters and the public have an opportunity to provide input into the design process and discuss aesthetic concerns. Hosted by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks and BASIC. 6:30 p.m. Free. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.


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. $10 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 Shall We Dance? - West Coast Swing Lesson/American Tango: 6 p.m. West Coast Swing lesson, 7 p.m. American Tango. $10 ($18 both). Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: 802 579-9990,



August 2018