Thursday's Calendar

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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.

Gazette Meeting: Checking on the progress of the February (Town Meeting) issue, 9 a.m., Guilford Country Store, 475 Calvin Coolidge Memorial Highway, Guilford.

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, theme: "Resolutions," 6 to 7:30 p.m., the former Marlboro College Graduate Center, second floor, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Information: brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org.

FILM

Women's Freedom Center: Screening of "Lane 1974," free, 6:30 p.m., Rockingham Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls.

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., Guilford Cares Food Pantry, Guilford Central School on School Street. Information: 802-257-0626.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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

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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.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club: Power Hour homework lab, 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Bike shop, 4 to 6 p.m.; Art Lab, 4 to 5 p.m.; Smart Moves, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Cooperative gaming, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Adulting 101, 6 to 7 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Putney Public Library: Preschool storytime, ages 2 and up, 11 a.m., 55 Main St., Putney.

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.

LITERARY

Brattleboro Words Project: Jennifer Kramer and her students share their place-based research around renowned science fiction writer H.P. Lovecraft's stories linked to sites such as Round Mountain, 6 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 Senior Center: Strength Training with Cyndy, 9:30 a.m.; Mixed Fiber Arts craft group, 9:30 a.m.; computer class (must call and reserve a spot in advance), 10:30 a.m.; January Birthday Celebration Lunch (sign up in advance), 11:30 a.m.; Bridge Playing, 12:45 p.m.; Pickleball, 1:30 p.m., 207 Main St., Brattleboro.The Community of VT Elders: "How to Spot and Foil Scammers," 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane.

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.

Brattleboro Area Hospice: Winter Grief Support Gathering for anyone who has experienced any kind of loss of a loved one, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the upstairs meeting room at the hospice office, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro.


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