Thursday's calendar

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COMMUNITY

Brattleboro Toastmasters Club: Speaker: Rob Packard; theme: vacation, 6 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: "Taking Stock: Windham County Humane Society By The Numbers," 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.

Guilford Gazette: Planning meeting for the August issue, 9 a.m., Guilford Country Store, 475 Calvin Coolidge Memorial Highway, Guilford.

SIT Graduate Institute: "A World in CONTACT," event to celebrate 21 years of peacebuilding through the CONTACT program, 7:30 p.m., Lowey International Center, 1 Kipling Road, Brattleboro.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: Fun competitive play and friendship, $3, first timers play free, 6 to 10 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Information: 971-344-8730.

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, at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Information: 802-257-0626.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Community Qigong: Gentle exercises aligning breath with movement, people of all physical capabilities welcome, $10-$5 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

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.

Brattleboro Words Project: The history of the Estey Organ Company, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St., Brattleboro.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club: Power Hour homework lab, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.; workshop projects, 3:30 to 5 p.m.; Guided Fitness Training, 3:45 to 5 p.m.; Date Smart 4:15 to 5 p.m.; Torch Club, 4:15 to 5 p.m.; open music room, 6 to 6:30 p.m.; Dinner, 5:15 to 6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Cheshire Children's Museum: Monadnock Humane Society, 10:30 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.

LECTURE

The Nature Museum: "Moths: Our Nighttime Jewels," with JoAnne Russo, $10 suggested donation, 7:30 p.m., Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center, 783 Townshend Road, Grafton.

LITERARY

Vernon Free Library: Reading Group discusses "Saving CeeCee Honeycutt," 5 p.m., 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon.

SENIORS

Bellows Falls Senior Center: Tai Chi for fall prevention, 12:30 to 1:30 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 for Seniors, $3, 9:30 a.m., 207 Main St., Brattleboro, information: 802-257-7570; Senior Tennis, 9 to 11 a.m., Living Memorial Park, information: 802-254-6772.

Jamaica Community Church: Senior Luncheon sponsored by Senior Solutions, $3.50-$4, noon, Main Street, Jamaica.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Augustine Fellowship: Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Conference Room 3, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

Turning Point: Recovery Mamas, 11 to 12:30 p.m.; All Recovery, 1 to 2 p.m.; AA Food and Fellowship, 7 to 10 p.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.

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