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Monday

Film

Monday Night Movie: 6 p.m., Dover Free Library. Documentary film, "Bob Dylan and the Band: Down in the Flood." Runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes. Not rated. Free and open to the public. Information: 802-348-7488.

Kids

Boy Scouts to Meet: 7-8:30 p.m., at St. Michael's School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro. Troop 405. New members welcome. For boys in 6th grade and up. Every Monday. Information: Peter Massari, 802-254-8124.

Movin' Into Music: Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut St. Music and Movement, ages 1-5, and Little Strummers Ukulele Club, ages 3-5, Monday mornings with Annie Frelich. Information visit www.bmcvt.org or call BMC at 802-257-4523.

Rhyme and Story Hour: 10:30 a.m., Whitingham Free Public Library. Songs, rhymes, stories and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents and infants welcome. Information: 802-368-7506.

Rhyme Time: 10:30 a.m., Vernon Free Library. Every Monday. For children 0-5 years of age. Information: 802-257-0150.

Preschool Story Time: 1:30 p.m., Vernon Free Library. Every other week, call for schedule: 802-257-0150.

Boys & Girls Club: 3-7 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for ages 10 to 18. 5:30 p.m., Free dinner. Information: 802-254-5990.

Windham County Activities for Youth: See the Youth Services' H.E.Y.! Help Empower Youth! guide to after school and other activities and programs at www.HelpEmpowerYouth.com.

Miscellaneous

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Noon-1 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Graceful Aging with Cindy Hebbard. Hear about simple strategies to prevent chronic pain, common discomforts and degenerative disease using foods and medicinal plants, on a fixed budget. Sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers. Free. All welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Information: Stroll office at the River Garden, 802-246-0982.

Free Tax Assistance: 1-4 p.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Call 802-257-7570 between 9 a.m. and noon for an appointment. Also, at VFW, 40 Black Mountain Road, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., call 802-257-9509 after 1:30 p.m. for appointment. Sponsored by AARP Tax-Aide Program. Mondays through April 13.

Book Discussion: 7-9 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, in the Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. The Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group to discuss "Goodbye to All That" by Robert Graves, an account of Graves' experiences in the trenches during "The War to End All Wars!" Next month's reading, "Goodbye to Berlin," by Christopher Isherwood. Information: Michael N. Landis, 802-257-1851, or emagicmtman@gmail.com.

Grace Cottage Hospital "Cabin Fever" On-line Auction: Now until 9 p.m. on March 1, www.32auctions.com/gracecottagehospital. Caribbean vacations, Red Sox tickets, local gift certificates, "Made in Vermont" items, and more. Proceeds benefit Grace Cottage's Patient Care Fund, providing free care for those lacking adequate resources. Information: 802-365-9109.

Museums

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 16 local area museums: BMAC, Tasha Tudor, MASS MoCA, VINS, Eric Carle, Smith College, Shelburne, Bennington, Echo Lake, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on button "Tixkeeper Museum Passes" at http://brookslibraryvt.org/borrow/museum-passes or call 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

Ongoing Events

Brattleboro Area Drop In Center: Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 60 South Main St., Brattleboro. Food Shelf Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon for seniors and 1-3 p.m. for everyone. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food shelf. Information 802-257-5415.

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center: Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. 9-10:30 a.m., free breakfast; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., food pantry open, except during lunch; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free lunch. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food pantry. Information: 802-463-2217.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Sat., second floor, above, West Townshend Post Office, Route 30, West Townshend. Sponsored by The West River Community Project. Community closet with large selection of men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear; housewares, books, movies and toys.

Healing Discussion Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Sojourns Community Health Clinic, 4923 U.S. Route 5, Westminster. Living Life Now! For anyone with cancer. Meets every Monday. Information: 802-722-4023.

Depression Support: 5:30-7 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling depressed, isolated or afraid. Information: 802-368-7561.

Vipassana Group Sitting: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, in Brattleboro. In the tradition of S. N. Goenka. Contact: jjjonas@sover.net or 802-869-3246.

Turning Point Board: 5:45-7:30 p.m., held at Tyler Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Turning Point of Windham County's monthly board meeting. A recovery center. Public welcome. Fourth Monday each month. Information: 802-257-5600.

Food Pantry: 6-7:30 p.m., Townshend Church, on the Common, Route 30. For anyone who needs food assistance. Information: 802-365-4321.

Parents Together Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., childcare included. For location and registration: Noreen Oles at 802-254-6686.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: (12-step group), Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off Cafeteria. Information: kdm01030@yahoo.com.

Lupus Support Group of Southeastern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Lupus Foundation, 802-244-5988.

Bereaved Parents Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Second and fourth Mondays. Led by Lynn Martin. Information: 802-257-0775.

Benefit Bingo: 6:30 p.m., above People's United Bank, on the Square, Bellows Falls. Every Monday. 5 p.m., Doors open. 6 p.m., Early bird games. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free coffee. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus in Bellows Falls, Council No. 753, benefit for local charities.

Meditation: 7-9 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney, just north of Basketville. Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: Richard Brady, mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

Al-Anon: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church, on the Common, Newfane. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Free. Information: 866-972-5266; also, 7:30-9 p.m., in the Parsonage, United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H.

AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.

Tuesday

Music/Dance

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Noon-1 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Michael Mario, singer/guitarist. 12-string guitar, songs about God, about food and about life. Sponsored by Strolling of the Heifers. Free. All welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Information: Stroll office at the River Garden, 802-246-0982.

Kids

KidsPLAYce: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., KidsPLAYce Children's Discovery Center, 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro. For children 8 and under. Admission $6. Information: 802-254-5212 or visit www.kidsplaycevt.org.

Preschool Story Time: 9:30 a.m., Vernon Free Library. Every other week, call for schedule: 802-257-0150.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Saxtons River Elementary School, in the gym. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Community Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Townshend Public Library. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Snack provided. Information: Early Education Services, 802-254-3742 ext. 111.

Community Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., at Twin Valley Elementary School, Wilmington. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Snack provided. Information: Early Education Services, 802-254-3742 ext. 111.

Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., Athens Community Church. Free and open to ages 0-5. Led by Early Education Outreach Coordinator. Information: 802-258-1673.

Spiritually-Centered Parenting Group: 11 a.m.-noon, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro. A new group for parents of babies and young children. Meet Tuesdays. Reading, discussion and play. Open to all faith traditions. Information: spiritualparentinggroup@gmail.com.

Storytime: 11 a.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker present a program of songs, fingerplays, books and activities for babies, toddlers and older siblings. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Boys & Girls Club: 3-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for 10-18 year olds. 5:30 p.m., Free dinner. 6-8 p.m., Older youth drop-in, 15-22 years old. Information: 802-254-5990.

Windham County Activities for Youth: See the Youth Services' H.E.Y.! Help Empower Youth! guide to after school and other activities and programs at www.HelpEmpowerYouth.com.

Outdoors/Recreation

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays. Cost: $12 per class. Classes focus on flexibility, balance, and peace of mind. Information: 802-387-5593.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Cheese omelets with tomatoes, onions, and peppers, home fries, fruit juice, yogurt. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Putney Congregate Lunch: Noon-12:45 p.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill, Putney. Menu: Creamy millet, chicken and vegetable stew, Asian chopped and spiced salad, sesame bread sticks, vanill ice-cream with ginger and apricot puree, coffee and teas. Suggested donation $3.50. Friends and neighbors invited. Co-sponsored by Putney Cares and Senior Solutions. Reservations: 802-387-5593, or putneycares@svcable.net.

Miscellaneous

Free Tax Assistance: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center, 3 Hyde St., Bellows Falls. For an appointment, call 802-463-3907. Sponsored by AARP Tax-Aide Program. Tuesdays through April 14.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: 5:30-7 p.m., 81 Belmont Ave. Free health care to those without health insurance. Every Tuesday.

Dungeons & Dragons: 5:30 p.m., Vernon Free Library. Every Tuesday. New members welcome. Information: 802-257-0150.

Living Fully, Aging Well, and Befriending Death: 6:30-8 p.m., at The Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St., Brattleboro. Led by Joanna Rueter, MSW. Informal open group for age 60-plus on the joys and challenges of aging. Participants may bring music, poetry, articles, or book titles. Not a therapy group. Second and fourth Tuesdays. Information: www.sustainable-aging.com or 802-380-0301.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B in the Cafeteria, Brattleboro. Anyone suspecting a problem of drug abuse in their home with a loved one or friend may find this support to be very helpful. Meets every Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-345-4145.

Museums

The Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale House: Open every Tuesday 9-11 a.m., 609 Brattleboro Rd., Hinsdale, N.H. Visitors welcome.

Ongoing Events

Brattleboro Area Drop In Center: Open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 60 South Main St., Brattleboro. Food Shelf Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m.-noon for seniors and 1-3 p.m. for everyone. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food shelf. Information 802-257-5415.

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and cancellations: Drew, 802-257-1213.

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center: Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. 9-10:30 a.m., free breakfast; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., food pantry open, except during lunch; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free lunch. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food pantry. Information: 802-463-2217.

Dedicated Dads Making a Difference: 9:30-11 a.m., Early Education Services, 130 Birge St., Brattleboro. Free fathers support group. Child care provided. Information: Dave 802-254-3742, ext. 127.

Strength Training for Seniors: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Cost: $3 per class; $5 for two. Instructor: Cyndy Gray. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Sat., second floor, above, West Townshend Post Office, Route 30, West Townshend. Sponsored by The West River Community Project. Community closet with large selection of men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear; housewares, books, movies and toys.

Hospice Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Experienced Goods Thrift Shop for Brattleboro Area Hospice, 77 Flat St., Brattleboro. Selling quality clothing, books, housewares, furniture and more. Seeking donations, 802-254-5200.

Al-Anon: Noon, Brattleboro Retreat (Central Conference Room, through the Main Entrance), Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Every Tuesday. Information: VT 866-972-5266 (toll free); www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Caregivers Support Group: 1-2:30 p.m., Conference Room B, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Second and fourth Tuesday each month. Information: Ryan Murphy, 802-257-0775, ext. 106; or Anne Meyer, 802-257-8246 at BMH.

Bereavement Support: Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Information: 802-257-0775.

Food Shelf Open: 6-7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

Overeaters Anonymous: 7-8 p.m., Tuesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Jain, 802-251-0331.

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon: 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Deerfield Valley Health Center, junction Rte. 9 West and Rte. 100 South, Wilmington.

Meditation: 7-8 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Awakening Through Love, weekly mediation group. Teaching followed by guided meditation. All welcome. Led by Julie Forsythe, a Guiding Teacher in the Foundation for Active Compassion. Handicapped accessible. Every Tuesday.

Augustine (SLAA) Fellowship: Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: 802-236-0096 or gordonslaa@yahoo.com


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