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At the Rutland Free Library

Stop in the library to kick back and enjoy some Jazz played by the Colin Kelly trio, with Colin Kelly on the guitar, Charles Smith on the electric bass and Chris LaPlante on the drums. This program is free and open to all to attend. It will take place in the librarys Fox Room. Registration is not required. Contact the library at 773-1860 for further information,or visit us on the web at www.rutlandfree.org Please join the Rutland Free Library on Saturday Feb. 24 at 2:30 for a free showing of the independent film A Simple Curve. Caleb is a charming small-town entrepreneur determined to keep his woodworking shop afloat in spite of the relentless idealism of his business partner and father, aging hippie draft-dodger Jim. When wealthy American Matthew arrives, Caleb sees a chance to turn his fortunes around provided he can keep Jim distracted long enough. Juggling mounting debts, freeloading hippie house guests, and a budding love life, Caleb strikes a secret deal with Matthew that could set him up for good if it doesn't destroy his entire way of life. This free film showing will take place on Saturday Feb. 24 at 2:30 in the Nella Grimm Fox room of the Rutland Free Library. This film is not recommended for ages under 17 without parental permission. For additional information contact the library at 773-1860 or visit us on the web at www.rutlandfree.org. Dr. Greg Burkland will talk on attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) the prevalence, diagnosis, trends, conventional treatment, and naturopathic treatment approaches. In the course of doing this Dr. Burkland will also provide a brief introduction to naturopathic medicine, a primary health care system that focuses on disease prevention and promotion of optimal health through the use of natural therapeutics. Naturopathic medicine encourages the self-healing process, and it makes use of centuries-old knowledge of natural therapies and recent developments in the understanding of health and human systems. It deals with all aspects of family care and is suitable for people of all ages. Dr. Burkland is trained as a primary care physician, specializing in natural medicine. He completed a bachelor of science in biology from Duke University with a botanical and pre-medical focus. He then completed two different herbal apprenticeships in North Carolina and in Vermont, and worked for a small herb company. Dr. Burkland completed his doctorate at Bastyr University in Seattle, Wash., while also practicing part-time as a licensed massage therapist. During his Bastyr education, his clinical experience included specialties in pediatrics, complementary cancer care, heavy metal and chemical detoxification, and rheumatology. Dr. Burkland sees patients of all ages, with a wide variety of conditions, and he especially enjoys seeing kids. Dr. Burkland is currently practicing out of his office in Rutland. This program is free and open to all to attend. It will take place on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the librarys Fox Room. Registration is not required. Contact the library at 773-1860 for further information,or visit us on the web at www.rutlandfree.org.

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