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.

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, Carolyn Handy of Putney emcees, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Room 245 at Vermont Technical College, 41 Harmony Place, Brattleboro. Information: brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org.

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.

Putney Foodshelf: Bring shopping bags, 9 to 9:45 a.m., Putney Meadows, 17 Carol Brown Way, Putney.

Townshend Foodshelf: Grace Cottage Hospital hosts the Vermont Foodbank's free food distribution program, bring your own bags, noon to 1 p.m., next to the Family Health Clinic entrance, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Nature Deficit Disorder with Bill Pearson, 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.

Home Healthcare, Hospice & Community Services: Blood pressure clinic, a nurse will be on hand to answer health questions, 11 a.m. to noon, Alstead Fire Station, 9 Main St., Alstead, N.H.

Setu Yoga & Meditation Destination: Foundations of Ashtanga Yoga, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 241 Quails Hill Road, Brattleboro.

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

Boys and Girls Club: Power Hour homework lab, grades K-6, 3 to 4 p.m., for grades 7-12, 4 to 5 p.m.; Flat Street Arts and Crafts, 4 to 5 p.m.; Anime Club, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 5:30 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Cheshire Children's Museum: Friday Fun, Make and Take Puzzles, 11 am., 149 Emerald St., Keene, N.H.

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: Andy Kolovos discusses place-based audio storytelling and VFC founder Jane Beck's work with Vermont storyteller, Daisy Turner, 6 to 7 p.m., 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

MUSIC

Brattleboro Union High School Music Department: Pops concert, 7 p.m., 131 Fairground Road, 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.

Brattleboro Senior Center: Senior Bowling, 9 a.m.; Strength Training with Cyndy, 9:30 a.m.; Mixed Fiber Arts craft group, 9:30 a.m.; Lunch, noon; Bridge Playing, 12:45 p.m.; Game Day, card and board games, 1 p.m.; Pickleball at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 1:30 p.m., 207 Main St., Brattleboro.

Putney Community Cares: Living Strong, 9 to 10 a.m.; Folk dancing, $8, 4 to 5:30 p.m.; VT Senior Medicare Patrol & a representative from VT Community of VT Elders presents a Medicare prevention workshop, Reading your Medicare Summary Notices, 1 p.m., 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Information: 802-387-5593, putneycommunitycares.org.

Williamsville Senior Luncheon: Hosted by Natalie Donovan and Nancy Rysz, food prepared by Jon Julian, $4 suggested donation, noon, Williamsville Hall, 35 Dover Road, Williamsville.

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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