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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, January 

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Performing arts

PUTNEY "Fables Storytelling": The theme this month is "Animal Kingdom." The Cafe has cabaret style seating, a beer and wine cash bar, homemade pizza, popcorn and snacks. 7:30 p.m. (2nd Wed. of every month). By donation. Next Stage Cafe, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-380-1077, nextstagearts.org/event/fables-storytelling-friendship.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Free CBD Supplements Lecture and Discussion: With Miles Sarill, National Educator of CV Sciences. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups: 5 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed. (There is also a Monday group: 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. One meeting with a bereavement counselor before participating is required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.

LONDONDERRY How to Manage the Winter Blues / Soup and Dessert Social: Do you find you have less energy, trouble concentrating, fatigue, an increased desire to be alone, appetite changes and trouble sleeping? You may be experiencing what is commonly called the "winter blues." Join Cindy Gogan, a licensed Mental Health professional, massage therapist and yoga instructor specializing in mind-body therapies as she outlines various coping skills to alleviate symptoms which are often associated with the darker months of the year. Social sponsored by the Londonderry Rotary. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. (Winter Blues), 12 noon (Social). Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

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.

TOWNSHEND NAMI VT Offers Family Support Group in Townshend: Support group of family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness where participants talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom and coping strategies. The meetings offer a safe and confidential place to give family members and friends the support they need. With their shared experiences, family members can better understand and support their loved ones living with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. All meetings are facilitated by trained NAMI family members. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the 2nd Wed. of every month. Free. Grace Cottage Hospital, 85 Grafton Rd. Information: 802-365-7357.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Hand-building and Sculpture Class - Finding and Exploring Form: Class is designed to support both beginners and experienced clay workers. The work will emerge in response to: demos of special techniques, meditations, stories, poetry, music. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Through Wednesday, February 27. $270 plus materials. Free practice Fridays/Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Brattleboro Clayworks, 532 Putney Road. Register with Alan Steinberg: 802-387-4820, alans@sover.net.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Democracy Forum: Jump Start the Peaceful Revolution for Democracy: Things you can do for a new day of Democracy and Civil Rights with Woody Bernhard, host of the Brattleboro Democracy Forum and organizer of the "We Celebrate Democracy/Civil Rights For All" main street banner will will share his inspirational song "I Pledge Allegiance" and his ideas about what we can do ourselves, right now, to begin the peaceful revolution and get back on track to a democracy which respects and includes all people. Please join the discussion. 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.

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