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The written word

GUILFORD Talk About Books - "Force of Nature" by Jane Harper: Book info: 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-254-5561.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Savvy Social Security Planning for Women: Social Security is one of the few income sources that keeps up with inflation and lasts for life. But most women fail to maximize their benefits because they don't understand the little-known rules that can help them get more out of the system. This workshop covers: how much Social Security you stand to receive over your lifetime; how the decisions you make in your 60s can determine the income you'll have in your 80s; how to take advantage of spousal benefits, survivor benefits, divorced-spouse benefits, divorced-spouse survivor benefits; why married women should make the decision about when their husbands should apply for Social Security; why you should consider your husband's life expectancy when deciding when to claim your own retirement benefit; what to do if your husband or ex-husband dies or if your marital status changes; how to plan for the extra-long life. This workshop is for women, as well as for men who have women in their lives (wives, sisters, mothers). Speaker: David B. Twombly, Twombly Wealth Management Group. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290 x 1201.


VERNON Cribbage Club: 11 a.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: 802-257-0150.


BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each Wednesday. Bring a yoga mat. 12 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.

BRATTLEBORO Food As Medicine: Diet greatly affects our health and well-being. This series will help you organize and implement healthy habits that are simple and manageable. We will explore "food as medicine" and how to feast/eat with enjoyment while respecting your body. These classes will provide how-to methods for understanding and implementing an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle for those experiencing or suffering from: chronic pain, Lyme disease, inflammatory gut conditions (Crohn's, colitis, etc.), arthritic/gout conditions, allergies and food sensitivities, diabetes, MS, Parkinson's, Lupus, other inflammatory conditions, and anyone interested in eating for good health. With Amy Comerchero, owner of Amy's Bakery Arts Cafe in Brattleboro. 1/16: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. The Basics of the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. 1/30: Load the Oven, and Eat Like Royalty for a Week. 2/13: Treats, Desserts, and Cravings. $35, $65 for 2 classes, $95 for 3 classes. Strolling of the Heifers, 157 Main St. Anne Latchis: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Community Homelessness Awareness Day Vigil: Hear from those working to support our neighbors struggling with homelessness, and to raise awareness about this significant community need. Feel free to bring a personal story to share. We will also share names of those we have lost, and honor them with a moment of silence. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St.

Arts and crafts

VERNON Knitting Group: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: 802-257-0150.



January 2019