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Performing arts

PUTNEY Fables Storytelling - "Sugar": The theme this month is "Sugar" Hosted by Peter "Fish" Case. The Cafe has cabaret-style seating, 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.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i? Ask Marie Procter: 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 SEVCA Workshop - The Basics of Starting a Business: 2 - 4 p.m. (Same workshop in Westminster: 10 a.m. - 12 noon on 3/12). Free. SEVCA (Brattleboro), 15 Grove St. Register with Denise: 802-722-4575 or 800-464-9951.

Music

KEENE 19th Annual Keene State Faculty Composers Recital: Highlighting original compositions of faculty composers Heather Gilligan, Elaine Ginsburg, José Lezcano, Ted Mann, Christopher Swist, and Craig Sylvern. 7:30 p.m. Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall, Redfern Arts Center, 229 Main St. Information: $10 general admission, $5 seniors and youth, free for Keene State students.

Government

BRATTLEBORO Debating Our Rights - The Eighth Amendment: The Eighth Amendment prohibits excessive fines as well as cruel and unusual punishment. For opponents of the death penalty, the Eighth Amendment prohibits any form of execution. For supporters of the death penalty, the Eighth permits any method that is not cruel. How can the same words be used to justify such different political agendas? Meg Mott, professor emerita of Marlboro College and Putney Town Moderator, will lay out the arguments in two death penalty decisions at the Supreme Court, one of which put a moratorium on capital punishment in the 1970s. She will also review the arguments for and against capital punishment in the New Hampshire legislature last year. Once the various arguments for and against capital punishment are understood, participants will be encouraged to weigh in. "The point of the series is to understand your opponen'’s point of view," explained Mott, "even if you can't endorse it.". 7 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Mid-Day Meditation: Join Vera Riley as she leads a weekly meditation time to create more peace and relaxation in your life. The gathering includes instruction, practice and Q&As. Vera encourages folks to come by, even if it's only for a few minutes. Just 5 minutes can make a difference in your day. 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. on Wednesdays (use Canal St. entrance). Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Lunchtime Yoga for Co-op Shareholders: All-levels, led by a different local teacher each week. Bring a yoga mat. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Wed. 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.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO "Shall We Dance?" - East Coast Swing: East Coast Swing is always fun and one of the easier dances to learn. It comes out of the big band and early rock and roll eras. Carry in your dance shoes; singles welcome. 6 p.m. $15. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St. Information: Ray Warren: 802 579-9990, ray@shallwedance.biz.

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