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Osher Institute Lectures: Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 Route 5, Dummerston. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Subjects are religious ideas of ethical perfection and recent U.S. politics in movies. Presenters: Amer Latif and Michael Krasner, respectively. Admission: $6 per lecture. Information: 802-257-8600 or toll-free 866-889-0042. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brattleboro Chapter.


Flu Clinic: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way, Putney. Bring Medicare Part B card, or $25 cash or check; ages 18 and up. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. and N.H. (Also, blood pressure clinic.)

Floral Demonstration: 6 p.m., Green Mountain Chapel, 480 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Meeting of Brattleboro Floral Arts & Garden Club. Fall arrangements demonstration by Alva-Jean and Dan Unwin. Public welcome.

Ongoing Events

Marijuana Anonymous: 8-9 a.m., Community Room, Brattleboro Food Co-op, enter through back of Co-op on Canal Street. MA meeting held every Monday. All welcome. Information: 802-258-0364.

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



Salsa Dance Series: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 6:30 p.m., Beginner lesson; 7:30 p.m., intermediate lesson. Drop in $10; $15 for both. Presented by Shall We Dance Brattleboro. Information: Ray, 802-365-0233 or


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.

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:

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. 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


Guilford Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Take right on Guilford Center Road at Country Store, go one mile. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays. Other times by appointment: Michelle Frehsee, 802-275-2555.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS MoCA, Smith College, Springfield, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, Echo Lake, VINS, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on Museum Passes at, or call 802-254-5290, ext. 0.


Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 9-10 a.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays, $7 per class, with Eva Greene. Classes focus on alignment, balance, and self-acceptance. Information: 802-387-2125.


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


Blood Pressure Clinics: 10-11 a.m., Samuel Elliot Apartments, 107 Elliot St., Brattleboro; and 1-2 p.m., Melrose Terrace Community Room, West Brattleboro. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Pedestrian Safety Rally: 11:30 a.m., in front of Thompson House, 80 Maple St., Brattleboro. Residents of Thompson House to host a rally to increase awareness for pedestrian safety and white cane use. Information: Sandy Ware, 802-254-4977 ext. 242.

Flu Clinics: Three locations: 3-4:30 p.m., Hayes Court Senior Housing, 39 Garfield Drive, West Brattleboro; 10-11:30 a.m., Samuel Elliot Apartments 107 Elliot St., Brattleboro; and 12:30-2 p.m., Melrose Terrace, 100 Melrose St., West Brattleboro. Bring Medicare Part B card, or $25 cash or check; ages 18 and up. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. and N.H.

Windham County Democrats: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 221 Main St., Brattleboro. Windham County Democratic Committee to hold reorganizational caucus. Information: WCDC chair Bill Johnson, 802-257-1020 or

Ongoing Events

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.

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.

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, Retreat Healthcare, conference room of Starting Now, Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro. Open meeting with flexible format.

Caregivers Support Group: 1-2 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off cafeteria. Contact: Andy Hall, 802-257-8342.

Recovery Chat: 2-3 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Less formal group, conversation, games, sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

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

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 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 Rt. 9 West and Rt. 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

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B in the Cafeteria, Brattleboro. For friends and loved ones of drug abusers. Meets every Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-257-6915.

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


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