Brown Bag Lunch Series: Democracy Forum, "Jim Crow America," noon, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.
Experienced Goods Thrift Shop: For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.
Vernon Free Library: Cribbage Club, 11 a.m.; Knitting Group, 1 p.m., 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon.
Wardsboro Public Library: Knitting Circle, beginners welcome, 2:30 to 4 p.m., 170 Main St., Wardsboro.
Worn Again Thrift Shop: Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Edmund of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River.
Paneurhythmy Dance: An energizing, uplifting circle dance from Bulgaria, free, 8 a.m., weather permitting, at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro. Information: 802-490-2213.
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.
Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-In Center: Showers, laundry, phone, mailing address, advocacy, case management, coffee; serving families and individuals, call 802-257-0066 ext. 1109 to be added to the waiting list; Food Shelf, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 81 Royal Road, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5415.
Jamaica-Wardsboro Community Food Pantry: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Main Street, Wardsboro. Questions: 802-874-7234.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Shambhala Meditation Center: Meditation Sitting, 7 p.m., 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-1984.
Transcendental Meditation Program: Free introductory lecture on the TM Program by appointment. Information: 603-924-7426.
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.
The County Museum: Open hours, noon to 5 p.m., Route 30, Newfane.
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.; book club for ages 11 to 13, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Jr Staff Training, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; dinner, 5:30 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.
Brooks Memorial Library: Rhyme Time for children under 5, 10:30 a.m., 224 Main St., Brattleboro.
Information: 802-254-5290, ext. 1210.
First Baptist Church: Preschool Playgroup, for children up to age 5, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 9 Church St., Bellows Falls. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.
Walpole Library: Makers Play, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m, 48 Main St., Walpole, N.H.
Brooks Memorial Library: Meg Mott, politics professor at Marlboro College, will open up the First Amendment for debate, 7 p.m., 224 Main St., Brattleboro.
Vermont Jazz Center: Community Jazz Jam Session, $3 requested donation, 8 to 10 p.m., 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio 222, Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-9088.
Bellows Falls Senior Center: Knit and Stitch group, 9 a.m.; BFASC Quilters meeting, 9 a.m., 18 Tuttle St., Bellows Falls.
Brattleboro Senior Center: Outdoor Pickleball, 9 a.m.; Writing group, 9:15 a.m.; Watercolor & Water based media art group, 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi with Steve, 10 a.m.; Line Dancing Lessons with Richard, 10:45 a.m.; Basketball and Walking, 11 a.m.; Lunch, noon; Bridge Playing/Duplicate Boards, 12:30 p.m.; 1:00 p.m., T.E.L.L. Conversation Group 1 p.m., 207 Main St., Brattleboro.
Putney Community Cares: The Artist in Each of Us, 10 a.m. to noon, Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Road, Putney. Information: 802-387-5593, putneycommunitycares.org.
Al-Anon: For friends and relatives of alcoholics, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Information: 866-972-5266.
Changing Tides: Free confidential peer support for those with mental health conditions, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Sandra, 802-579-5937.
Families United: Peer support group for those affected by issues leading to DCF involvement in their family situations, 6 to 8 p.m., Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-3400.
Mental Illness Family Support Group: Support groups of family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness where they can talk frankly about their challenges and help one another through their learned wisdom and coping strategies, 6:30 p.m., Grace Cottage Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Road, Townshend.
Scleroderma Support Group: 6 p.m., in Conference Room 3 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information, 802-735-5523.
Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Registration required: 802-257-0775 ext. 108.
Women's Freedom Center: Peer Support Group for women addressing issues of abuse in intimate partner relationships, noon to 1 p.m. For directions, 802-257-7364.
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