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COMMUNITY

Experienced Goods Thrift Shop: For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.

Grammar School: Families with students in grades 6-10 are encouraged to come and meet with representatives from many schools, both public and private, including Bellows Falls Union High School, Compass School, Dublin School, Ethel Walker, Miss Hall's, Miss Porter's, Northfield Mount Hermon, Putney School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, and Vermont Academy, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 69 Hickory Ridge Road South, Putney.

Moore Free Library: Vermont 2-1-1 Presentation, 6 p.m., 23 West St., Newfane.

Rockingham Free Public Library: Free genealogy group with Wayne Blanchard, discover your family roots, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. If you own a laptop, please bring it along. Information: 802-463-4270 or rockinghamlibrary.org.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: Fun competitive play and friendship, $3, first timers play free, 6 to 10 p.m., 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Information: 971-344-8730.

Toastmasters Club: BrattleMasters is for people who want to improve their public speaking and leadership skills, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Room 249 at Vermont Technical College, 41 Harmony Place, Brattleboro. Information: brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org. Enter from the front or back entrance of the Brooks House, 41 Harmony Place, and take the stairs or elevator to the second floor.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: Sponsored by the West River Community Project, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., above the West Townshend Post Office, VT-30, West Townshend.

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.

Guilford Cares Food Pantry: Open 5 to 6 p.m., Broad Brook Community Center (Grange Building), 3490 Guilford Center Road. Information: 802-257-0626.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Brattleboro Food Coop: Mid-Day Meditation, 1 to 1:30 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, Canal Street entrance, Brattleboro.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Opiates Education Series: Nar-Anon and Turning Point - Local Resources for Support, noon, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Community Qigong: Gentle exercises aligning breath with movement, people of all physical capabilities welcome, $5-$10 donation, 8 a.m., Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic, 63 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 503-913-8551.

Vermont Insight Meditation Center: Meditation Sittings, 7 to 7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-258-7035.

HISTORY

Brattleboro Historical Society: History and research room hours, 2 to 4 p.m., Municipal Center, 230 Main St., Brattleboro; History Center and Museum open, 2 to 4 p.m., 196 Main St., Brattleboro.

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KID STUFF

Cheshire Children's Museum: STEM, 11 a.m., 149 Emerald St., Keene, N.H.

Whitingham Free Public Library: Playgroup for children up to age 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 2948 VT-30, Jacksonville. Information: 802-368-7506.

MUSIC

118 Elliot: Anna Patton and Wendy Eisenberg bring the joy of sound-making, donations accepted, 7:30 p.m., 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

SENIORS

Bellows Falls Senior Center: Tai Chi for fall prevention, 12:15 to 1 p.m., 18 Tuttle St., Bellows Falls. Information: 802-376-5173.

Brattleboro Bowl: Senior bowling league, 9 a.m., Putney Road, Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-2710.

Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Department: Senior tennis, 9 to 11 a.m., Living Memorial Park, Memorial Park Drive, Brattleboro.

Putney Community Cares: Living Strong, 9 to 10 a.m.; Folk Dancing, 4 to 5 p.m., 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Information: 802-387-5593, putneycommunitycares.org.

Senior Solutions: Medicare Boot Camp, 3 p.m., Wilmington Old School Community Center, 1 School St., Wilmington.

SUPPORT GROUPS

808 Meeting: LBGT AA group, 8 to 9 p.m., St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro.

Augustine Fellowship: Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, 6:30

to 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro

Memorial Hospital Brew Barry

Conference Room 3, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

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