AROUND WINDHAM COUNTY

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COMMUNITY

Experienced Goods Thrift Shop: For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.

Roots Social Justice Center:
Fossil Free Windham County launch party in conjunction with 350 Brattleboro, 6 to 8 p.m., 28 Williams 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, 2:30-4 p.m., 170 Main St., Wardsboro.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: Sponsored by the West River Community Project, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., above the West Townshend Post Office, VT-30, West Townshend.

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.

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.

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

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club: Power Hour homework lab, 3 to 4 p.m.; Cooking From Scratch, 3:30-5 p.m.; Open Art Lab, 3:30-5 p.m.; Climbing Wall, 4-5 p.m., Dinner, 5:15-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

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: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m.; Makers Play, 3:30-4:30 p.m, 48 Main St., Walpole, N.H.

LECTURE

Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center:
"The Essential Beaver" with Patti Smith and Skip Lisle, with the Dummerston Conservation Commission, free, 7 p.m., Dummerston School, 52 School House Road, East Dummerston.

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension: Meeting for corn and forage producers focusing on weed management, $30, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Stuart and John's Sugarhouse, 31 NH-63, Westmoreland, N.H. Register: bit.ly/2i0vmcA.

LITERARY

Guilford Free Library:
Talk About Books group discusses Ann Patchett's "Commonwealth," 6:30 p.m., 4024 Guilford Center Road, Guilford.

MUSIC

Brattleboro Union High School:
The Music Department presents its fall concert, 7 p.m., 131 Fairgrounds Road, Brattleboro.

Vermont Jazz Center: Community Jazz Jam Session, $3 requested donation, 8-10 p.m., 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio 222, Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-9088.

SENIORS

Putney Cares Activities Barn:
The Artist in Each of Us, 10 a.m. to noon, 54 Kimball Road, Putney. Information: 802-722-3607.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

Turning Point: Community meal, noon; Smart Recovery, 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Families United, 6-8 p.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.

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