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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, April 

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Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Author Reeve Lindbergh Reflects on the Lives of Her Aviator Parents: As the spokesperson for one of the most famous families of the 20th century, Lindbergh will discuss the intersection of fame and privacy in the lives of her parents. She serves with a number of local, state, and national organizations, among them the Charles A and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Vermont Arts Council. Her most recent book is "Two Lives," a collection of essays published in 2018 which includes reflections about her life in Vermont and the complex history of her family. This is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesday lecture series. 7 p.m. (Wheelchair accessible). Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "GenSilent": Brattleboro Memorial Hospital LGBTQ+ Leadership Council and Green Mountain Crossroads are co-sponsoring a screening of this critically acclaimed documentary about the issues facing older LGBT people towards the end of life. "GenSilent" follows the stories of several LGBT seniors in the Boston area as they navigate healthcare challenges and assisted living concerns. The screenings include a feedback session at the end of the film. Light refreshments provided. 1 p.m. in the Brew Barry Conference Rooms. Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. RSVP appreciated. Johanna Staveley: 802-257-8314 orjstaveley@bmhvt.org.

Government

BRATTLEBORO Free Expert Tax Preparation (VITA) - United Way of Windham County: Trained and experienced IRS-certified volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible households that earn up to $54,000/year and who live or work in Windham County. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Admin. Bldg. Wednesdays through 4/10/19. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Schedule appointment: 802-257-4011 (Info: facebook.com/UWWindham).

Kids and families

DOVER Open Room Toddler Time: Infants to children up to age 3 can interact with other children their own age while adult caregivers can meet and chat with other adults who care for little ones. Age appropriate toys and activities will be available at that time. 10:30 a.m. in the Children's Room. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Families United: This is a peer support group for those impacted by the DCF systems and want to make changes. Safe, confidential, supportive space to share experiences, build relationships, discuss resources, and organize to influence change in DCF, family court, and the legislative system. Ongoing potluck. If you are able to bring something to share, please do. We will also pass the hat. Childcare will be provided on site with notice. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Rhyme Time: Stories and songs for children age 5 and under. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Meeting Room. Through Wednesday, August 28. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

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.

PUTNEY Art Group (peer led): Offered by Putney Community Cares. 10 a.m. - 12 noon every Wednesday. $5. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Lyme Recovery: 3 Steps Forward with Daniel Foster: 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.

Dance

PUTNEY Folk Dancing: Melissa Post instructs. Offered by Putney Community Cares. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. every Thursday. $8. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: From dance to Tai Chi and Zumba to stretching, let's get moving together. Come early to check out the shop and stay late to build connections with other participants. Wear comfortable clothing. Water provided. 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Free (donations to instructors welcome). Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.

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