Thursday's Calendar

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COMMUNITY

Bellows Falls Historical Society: "Underwater Treasures - from Adam's Grist Mill to Walpole" benefit, silent auction, presentations by forensic anthropologist Gail Golec and Annette Spaulding, $10, 5 to 7 p.m., Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 Square, Bellows Falls.

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

Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce: Chamber mixer, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Chroma Technology, 10 Imtec Drive, Bellows Falls.

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.

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.

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 Recreation and Parks Department: Co-Ed Adult Badminton, $5, $3 town residents, 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Zumba class, $5-$7, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., 207 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

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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.

The Nature Museum: "The First Peoples in New England: Discovering Their Story Through an Archaeological Lens," 7 p.m., 186 Townshend Road, Grafton.

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.; Arts and Crafts, 4 to 5 p.m.; College and Careers, 6 to 7 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Cheshire Children's Museum: Cooking the Books, 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.

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.

Guilford Cares: Tai Chi for fall prevention with Leah Gessner, $2 suggested donation; Beginner class at 11 a.m., ongoing classes at 10 a.m.; Seniors Hang Out Cafe, 1 to 3 p.m., Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Road, Guilford. Information: 802-579-1350.

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

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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