MANCHESTER - The following is a list of upcoming events planned for Equinox Village. All are open to the public. Many are free. For more information, call 802-362-4061.

In the Gallery: Fran Panely 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily through Monday, March 17 Chinese Brush Painter and Sculptor Francine Panley makes art as a meditation. Drawing on Eastern and Western influences, forms arise often as a surprise. In her artmaking, Panley attempts to connect with the viewer over the timeless, universal and natural. Free and open to the public.

GetBalance Exercise Class 10 - 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays GetBalance features gentle and fun seated and standing rhythmic movement to increase balance and agility. Standing movements can be done supported or from a free-standing position. GetBalance is presented by Cornerstone Fitness and created and led by Chris Uchida: a personal trainer, past professional dancer, and licensed physical therapy assistant. The cost is $15 per class for the general public, $10 per class for Cornerstone Fitness Clinic members, and free for Equinox Village residents. Please call Kylee Ryan at (802) 362-4061 or Cornerstone Fitness at (802) 362-1151 with any questions.

Tai Chi for Seniors 10 a.m. Thursdays Rich Marantz of Green Mountain Tai Chi leads interested seniors toward health and happiness using the methods and philosophies of Tai-chi chuan, Qigong and traditional Chinese external-qi healing. The class is free for Equinox Village residents. For more information about cost, members of the public should contact Marantz directly at (802) 645-1960 or rich@greenmountaintaichi.com.

Caregiver Support Group 3 p.m. Thursdays Elizabeth Fredland, LICSW, and Monica Knorr, MSW, both therapists at The Spicer Center in Manchester, are offering a 6-week support group for caregivers at Equinox Village. This group can be helpful for those who are providing care for aging parents, a spouse or a disabled child. Please contact Knorr at (802) 282-3983 or Fredland at (802) 681-6824 for more information or to register. Most health insurances are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid eligible.

Chair Yoga with Anna 3 - 3:45 p.m. Fridays Certified Yoga instructor Anna Bushee leads this relaxing class. She completed her training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. Exercises in this class are done from a seated or supported standing position. The class is free for residents of Equinox Village. For more information about cost, members of the public should contact Anna directly at (802) 753-7385.

The Easy Way to Watercolor with Tony Conner 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursdays Mar. 6, 13, 20, and 27 For those who are new to or even have some experience with watercolor but still find it difficult and frustrating, they may find this class helpful. Success in watercolor painting hinges on getting a handle on a few fundamental skills.

This class will focus on learning and developing those skills while creating several paintings in the process. Visit tonyconner .com/classes-workshops or call (802) 375-5548 for materials fees and to register.

"Education and the Free Market" Discussion with Rob Roper 4 - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13. Roper is the president of the Ethan Allen Institute, Vermont's free market think tank. Since coming to Vermont in 1998 Rob has been actively involved in Vermont politics and policy with focus on educational issues and school choice. Roper also co-hosts the popular "Common Sense" program on Vermont Radio WDEV. He will lead a discussion on education and politics, framed as the contrast between people and groups solving their own problems versus the government collecting taxes and trying to solve the problem. Kindly R.S.V.P. by calling (802) 362-4061.

Gallery Opening Event: Long Trail School 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27 Join the International Baccaulaureate students, their parents and teachers for a celebration of a year's worth of introspection and hard work. Live music and hors d'oeuvres. Free and open to the public. Call Ashley at (802) 362-4061 to R.S.V.P.

Tony Conner's Flower Painting in Watercolor - with an Edge 11 a. m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, and 15. This class will focus on painting flowers in watercolor. In particular, we'll learn to use watercolor for accurately capturing the look of flowers and their unique and expressive edges. The class will work from direct observation of floral arrangements, and will create sketches and studies as preparation for more finished paintings. Visit tonyconner.com/ classes-workshops or call (802) 375-5548 for materials fees and to register.