CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, June
PUTNEY Fables Storytelling: The theme this month is "Good v. Evil." Hosted by Peter "Fish" Case. 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.
BRATTLEBORO Debating Our Rights: Democracy depends on deliberation and debate, but when do we actually get to take on our biggest ideas? Meg Mott, politics professor at Marlboro College, opens up the First Amendment for debate: "The First Amendment is the Queen of Rights. Without freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, we don't have a liberal democracy. But none of the freedoms in the Bill of Rights are absolute. Even speech needs to be regulated in order to protect the public peace. The question is, where do we draw the line?" . 7 p.m. in the Main Reading Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.
BRATTLEBORO Democracy Forum - Jim Crow America: Jim Crow in the US doesn't just come in hooded robes/burning crosses, it's a systemic reality that infects all aspects of American life, political, economic, judicial, gender, labor. Its power has been used to suppress liberal and radical dissent and was a model for Hitler and the Nazis. We'll focus on the 19th and 20th-centuries history of racism. Presenter Tim Kipp taught history and political science for 39 years and has been a political activist since the 1960s. 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.
BRATTLEBORO Men's Grief Support Group: For men who are grieving a death loss of any type. Walter Slowinski and Neil Flynn co-facilitate. 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed. (There is also a Monday support group, 12 noon every 2nd and 4th Mon.). Free. Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St. Pre-registration required. Cicely Carroll: 802-257-0775 x 108.
BRATTLEBORO Spouse/Partner Loss Support Groups: 5 p.m. every 2nd and 4th Wed. (Additional 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.
PUTNEY Scams, Fraud, and Con Artists - Coming to a Computer Near You: Every two seconds, someone's identity is stolen? The AARP is fighting back with the AARP Fraud Watch Network. This program provides resources to help you spot and avoid identity theft and fraud so you can protect yourself and your family. Come learn how to get watchdog alerts and stay up to date on con artists' latest tricks. 7 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.
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.
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.