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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, April 

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Kids and families

Everywhere Philosophy Session II - "Philosphy Story Hour" - for ages 5 and up (Virtual): Philosophy is everywhere. It's in beloved fairy tales and stories for the young and young at heart. Join us for live readings that weave storytelling and philosophy together into one event for the whole family. Led by Dr. Mike. 4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. Through Wednesday, May 5. $25 per Brattleboro resident household ; $40 per non-Brattleboro household. Virtual. Registration options at brattleboro.org. Link will be sent prior to start of class. Hover over "Sport and Recreation" tab on blue horizonal bar. A drop-down menu will appear. Click "Recreation and Parks".

Sing and Dance with Robin (Virtual): Music and movement class for children birth to age 5. We'll sing, learn new songs, do fingerplays, lap bounces, dance, drum, shake instruments, sway scarves to the music, and end with a read aloud picture book. 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in April. Part of the Month of the Young Child celebration throughout Windham County. Through Wednesday, April 28. Free. Virtual. Full list of family-friendly events: www.winstonprouty.org/moyc. For link, email robinlmorgan@gmail.com.

Well-being

"Preventing Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases" (via Zoom or Phone): With more people heading outside for exercise and safe- distance comradery, knowing how to prevent these diseases is more important than ever. Dr. Alexis Chesney, a naturopathic physician, acupuncturist, author and educator (who works at Sojourns Community Health Clinic), reviews the various ticks found in North America and the disease-causing pathogens that they carry. She'll discuss the signs and symptoms of the most common tick-borne diseases and provide strategies for preventing tick bites. At the end of her presentation, there will be time allotted for Q&A. 6 p.m. Part of the "Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change" series at Rockingham Library, sponsored by a grant from the American Library Assn. Zoom. To receive the link or to inquire about phone access: Email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org or call 802-463-4270. Leave your phone number and email.

Advance Care Planning - Brattleboro Area Hospice's Taking Steps Brattleboro Q&A (via Zoom/Phone): Advance Directive Q&A Information Session: We will talk about discussing end-of-life planning with your medical provider, family, and others, including choosing and educating your Health Care Agent and making informed decisions to complete an Advance Directive. Anyone over the age of 18 benefits from having a completed Advance Directive. Completing an Advance Directive is a gift to those who you love. Choose 10-11 a.m. or 6-7 p.m. Free. Zoom. Visit www.vtethicsnetwork.org for forms/obtain info to ask questions on 4/7. Leave your contact info for: Zoom link/Phone Call-In Number/Info: Don Freeman, Coord., 802-257-0775 x 101, don.freeman@brattleborohospice.org.

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