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Performing arts

GREENFIELD Comedy in the Wheelhouse: Comedian and writer Jon Ross (Not Necessarily the News, CatDog, Lucky Louie) presents a showcase of the Valley's best comedic talent. 8 p.m. in the Wheelhouse (every 2nd and 4th Tues.). Hawks & Reed, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

PUTNEY "A Robin Hood Story with a Surprise Ending": What does it mean to export a super grain that was gifted to you by the Gods thousands of years ago? Come discover how ancient culture and world markets intersect as Tamara Stenn, teacher of Economics and Entrepreneurship and Innovation in at Landmark College, shares three years of Fulbright research in the quinoa fields of Bolivia. 7 p.m. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-6768; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY "When Fair Trade is Not Fair Enough: The Bolivian Quinoa Journey": Dr. Tamara Stenn discusses entrepreneurism and fair trade and how her Fulbright research in the quinoa fields of Bolivia led to an intersection of ancient culture and world markets. She's an assistant professor in the Dept. of Professional Studies at Landmark, teaching Economics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She's also the founder and CEO of KUSIKUY, a Fair Trade fashion brand of hand-knit treasures made by indigenous women in Bolivia from the world's finest alpaca. 7 p.m. Free. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Eve Leons: eleons@landmark.edu.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Katharine Breunig on Piano: 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.

Business and economy

WESTMINSTER SEVCA Offers Free Tax Preparation (VITA): Income-eligible Windham County residents can schedule an appointment for free tax preparation assistance through the VITA program, offered by SEVCA in collaboration with Granite United Way. SEVCA has experienced IRS-certified volunteers trained and ready to help area residents with an Adjusted Gross household income up to $54,000 file their tax returns. 8:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays. Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), 91 Buck Drive. Call for appointment: 800-464-9951 x 0.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Free medical care for individuals without insurance or a physician. 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 Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

LONDONDERRY Hands-Only CPR: The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad will teach Hands-Only CPR, a form of resuscitation without mouth-to-mouth breaths. This is not a certification course. According to the American Heart Association, about 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest die. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. Would you know what to do? . 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 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.

WEST DUMMERSTON "Weapons of Fraud": This is an overview of the leading scams, techniques of con artists, and discussion of the steps to take to avoid victimization. Refreshments. 6:30 p.m. Lydia Taft Pratt Library, 156 West St. Information: ; Click to e-mail for more information.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dancing: Music by the Murphy/Tracy Family Band (Becky Tracy on fiddle, Keith Murphy on guitar and feet, and Aidan Murphy on fiddle). Rich Goss will be calling. Beginners welcome; all dances taught. No partner needed. Carry in clean, soft-soled shoes that are not your street shoes. This is a fragrance-free dance. 7 p.m. intro lesson, 7 - 10 p.m. dancing (2nd Tues. of every month). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO Windham County Organizing Committee for Vermont Workers' Center: This is a democratic, member-run organization dedicated to organizing with a human rights framework and to taking action on issues of concern to people most impacted by economic and social injustice. Anyone who wants to learn more about our work and/or to organize in Windham County is welcome. Our Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign is focused on building collective power to win a healthcare system that works for people, not for profit, and provides dignified wages and conditions for people working in the healthcare field. We also work in solidarity with social, economic, racial, and climate justice organizations to build a mass movement for people and the planet. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Ellen Schwartz: 802-257-4436, eschwa1@myfairpoint.net.

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