AROUND WINDHAM COUNTY

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ART

Ad Hoc Art Gallery:
Grand opening, original artwork on display, 5 to 8 p.m., 23 Canal St., Bellows Falls.

Bellows Falls Third Friday: Artist talk with Abby Miner, 5 to 7 p.m., Cafe 7 on the Square; Artist Fiona Morehouse and music open mic, 5 to 8 p.m., Flat Iron Exchange, 51 Square; Greater Falls Farmers' Market, 4 to 7 p.m., 33 Bridge St.; and more, 5 to 8 p.m., Bellows Falls. Full list of events: facebook.com/BellowsFalls.3rdFriday.

COMMUNITY

Experienced Goods Thrift Shop:
For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.

Greater Falls Connections: Coalition meeting will focus on the Positive Culture Framework, noon to 1 p.m., Parks Place Community Center, 44 School St., Bellows Falls.

Inclusion Center: Drop in hours for people with disabilities, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro.

Putney Public Library: Technology help, by appointment, 55 Main St., Putney. Call 802-387-4407.

Walpole Unitarian Church: Cookbook launch and recipe sampling event, $25 includes copy of cookbook, 6 to 8 p.m., Hastings Parish House, Union Street, Walpole, N.H. Information: 603-756-3948.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: Sponsored by the West River Community Project, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., above the West Townshend Post Office, VT-30, West Townshend.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Edmund of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River.

DANCE

Shall We Dance:
Dance party and slide show presentation fundraiser, 7 p.m. foxtrot lesson, 8 p.m. slide presentation by Dr. Daniel Caloras of the Cambodian Medical Volunteer Mission, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. dancing, $15 suggested donation, Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro.

FOOD AND SHELTER

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center:
Free breakfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m., food pantry hours 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch; free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. Information: 802-463-2217.

Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-In Center: Showers, laundry, phone, mailing address, advocacy, case management, coffee; serving families and individuals, call 802-257-0066 ext. 1109 to be added to the waiting list; Food Shelf, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 81 Royal Road, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5415.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community:
Meditation group, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic, 63 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-387-2382.

Vermont Insight Meditation Center: Meditation Sittings, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-258-7035.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club: Open Tech Lab, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Dinner, 5:15 to 6 p.m.; Lyricism 101, 6 to 7 p.m.; Book/Teen Group, 6 to 7 p.m.; Weight Room, 7 to 8 p.m.; Game Tournaments, 7 to 9 p.m.; Magic the Gathering, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Movie night, 6 to 10 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Brattleboro Music Center: Movin' Into Music for children ages 1-5, first class free and $15/class after, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. Register:802-257-4523.

Kids Playce: Snack and storytime sponsored by Brattleboro Food Co-op, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Putney Public Library: Playgroup for parents and caregivers of children up to age 2, 11 a.m. to noon, 55 Main St., Putney.

Townshend Library: Preschool Storytime, crafts and stories, 10 a.m., 1971 VT-30, Townshend.

LECTURE

Windham Regional Commission's Brownfields Reuse Initiative:
"Environmental Due Diligence in Property Transactions: Best practices to protect your investment," with the Brattleboro Brownfields Program, 9 a.m., 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro. RSVP: kelseam@windhamregional.org.

Windham World Affairs Council: "One Belt, One Road: Why Is China Rebuilding the Silk Road and Reclaiming the 'Mandate of Heaven,'" 7 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

MUSIC

Village Square Booksellers:
Kenneth Rokicki performs standards and ballads of the 30s, 40s and 50s, 5 to 7 p.m., 32 Square, Bellows Falls.

West Townshend Pizza Night: Make your own pizza, $12, 5 p.m.; the Turkey Buzzards perform, 6 p.m., 6573 Route 30, West Townshend.

SENIORS

RSVP Volunteer Center:
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Windham County has a wide variety of volunteer positions available. Information, call 802-254-7515.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Turning Point: MAT Group, 10 to 11 a.m.; Mixed Nuts NA Group, 7 to 8 p.m.; AA Candlelight Group, 9 to 10:30 p.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.

THEATER

Marlboro College:
"Didi and Gogo," 7:30 p.m., Whittemore Theater, 2582 South Road, Marlboro.

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