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The written word

BELLOWS FALLS "Vermont...Who Knew?: Quirky Characters, Unsung Heroes, Wholesome Offbeat Stuff": Bob Wilson discusses his non-fiction travel book, best defined by its 125 profiles, essays and anecdotes, serious and humorous alike. These entries bring together the most unique people, places, and events - both past and present - the Green Mountain state has to offer. Several of the book's featured subjects will attend and contribute to this event. (U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders wrote the Foreword). Book-signing. Most of the stories are followed by links to short YouTube videos - bonus sight-and-sound coverage enriching words just read. 5:30 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Kingship and Authority in Selected Shakespeare Plays - "Henry IV": Led by Geraldine Pittman Batlle, this course will consider the cultural context of the plays such as the belief in the Great Chain of Being, the belief in the Divine Right of Kings and the practice of Witchcraft. Emphasis will be placed on those qualities so necessary for an enlightened and safe community: the importance of truth and language; the importance of trust and transparency; the honoring of historical and spiritual values shared by citizens; John Rawls's definition of justice as fairness; and the relationship between the king, the nobles, and the commoners. 10/21: 10 a.m. - 12 noon. 10/28 (2-parts, continued from 10/21), 11/4, 11/11. Pre-reading of plays encouraged.). $6 individual lecture. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-365-7278,

Kids and families

DOVER Fall Story Times: Story times include a sampling of some classic children's books as well as new releases related to different themes throughout the season. Following the read-aloud, children are invited to participate in a hands-on craft activity related to the theme of stories presented. Best suited for ages 3-5. 2:30 p.m. on Mondays in the Children's Room. Through Monday, November 11. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GUILFORD Tai Chi for Fall Prevention: Regular practice improves balance, promotes correct posture and good health. Classes are paced for seniors combining qigong energy exercises with basic movements. 10 - 11 a.m. beginners; 11 - 12 p.m. ongoing, intermediate. $2 suggested donation. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-579-1350,

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18-64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Youth 4 Change: This is a youth-led group assisting young people (ages 12-25) in building a strong personal tool kit to organize for change and have their voices heard. We are focused on providing programming for youth from frontline communities - POC, Indigenous, LGBTQIA, poor & working class, differently abled, immigrant, etc. 5:30 p.m. Drop-in and Art; 6:30 - 8 p.m. Dinner and Meetings (1st and 3rd Mon. of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:



October 2019