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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, May 

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The written word

PUTNEY An Evening of Women Nature Writers - A Writer in Residence Event: Join Michelle Blake, Putney Library Writer in Residence. Participants read and celebrate the women who have created their own particular worlds in the field of nature writing - Rachel Carson, Annie Dillard, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Rebecca Solnit, Diane Ackerman, Leslie Silko, Gretel Ehrlich, Sue Hubbell, Terry Tempest Williams, Camille Dungy - and many more. Michelle will do a short intro to Sue Hubbell, one of her favorite nature writers, and then participants will have a chance to read passages from and talk about work by one of these wonderful writers. Choose your favorite or meet someone new. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Talk About Books: "The Good Good Pig" by Sy Montgomery: 6:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Free Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-254-5561, http://guilfordfreelibraryvt.blogspot.com.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Union High School Teachers Share Their Writing: Four BUHS teachers share their writing. When they are not busy teaching students, Beneth Goldschmidt-Sauer, Ben Lord, John Kersey, and Henry Zacchini spend their time writing poetry, prose, and articles for their own enjoyment, as well as for various publications. Refreshments will be served. 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS Artist Charles Norris-Brown - "Listen to the Wind": Norris-Brown exhibits his social anthropologist's original paintings and drawings from two of his illustrated books - "Did Tiger Take the Rain?" and "Thunder Basin." To best protect the tiger and the people, during several journeys to India doing fieldwork he created a children's book to explain how their shared plight was caused by human-wrought ecological changes in the land. All the original watercolor illustrations are on exhibit. "Listen to the Wind" shares a collection of studies and finished work in ink, watercolor, charcoal and mixed media along with multi-celled draft pages from the graphic novel offering a unique view of the artist's process in creating "Thunder Basin." Here an American girl loses her beloved cell phone in the forest. Trickster Coyote picks it up and runs away with it—leading her to explore the forest, and ultimately, herself. This quest unfolds in the Thunder Basin along the west flank of Mt Mansfield, VT. 5/17: 5-8 p.m. Reception w/the artist (Open Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.). Through Saturday, June 15. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information: 802-289-0104, www.canalstreetartgallery.com.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Blood Drive: Consider helping with this event by volunteering for the American Red Cross. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Basement Conference Rooms 2 & 3. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Alice Drislane, Biomed Volunteer Workforce Engagement Rep: 802-497-6807, alice.drislane@redcross.org.

WESTMINSTER WEST Finding Reliable Health Information Online: When you need information about your health, it can be difficult to wade through all the material available online and find the best information. Join us for a workshop with a biomedical librarian to learn about reliable sites for health information and how to evaluate the health resources you find online. Bring a laptop or tablet if you wish. 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Westminster West Public Library, 3409 Westminster West Road. Information: 802-387-4682.

BRATTLEBORO Survivor! Chronic Illness Edition: Find out about the Home Survival Kit our speaker Katherine Eastvold adopted over 10 years as a patient with chronic illness, severe pain, and a major loss of mobility. She'll share 25 surprising tools, products, and tricks she discovered deep in the trenches, as well as on her road back to health. Funny, informative, inspiring. 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

BRATTLEBORO Paneurythmy, the Dance of Universal Harmony: An uplifting, energizing circle dance taught by Beinsa Douno of Bulgaria and danced around the World. 8 a.m. Wednesday and Sunday. Free. Living Memorial Park, Guilford St. Ext. Information: 802-490-2213.

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