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Event listings for Friday, March 17

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "It's a Magical Life" with Jonas Cain: This one-man variety performance is a mix of magic show, saxophone recital, stand-up comedy, and storytelling. 7 p.m. $12. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St. Information: 800-969-9778, www.jonascain.com.

BELLOWS FALLS "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street": (See 3/16). . Bellows Falls Opera House. .

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Movie Night with VBike: "Jour de Fete" (1949) was the first full-length film by the great French filmmaker Jacques Tati. A funny and insightful bicycle film with hidden commentary about techno-oriented societies, bicycles, Americans, WW II, bullying, disembodied lifestyles, and why we perhaps need to slow down. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Music

PUTNEY Music and Dancing: Every Friday. 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. No cover. Katys Great Food, 118 Main St. Information: 802-536-4196; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Jazz Fridays: Maitri - Cosmic Duo from Brooklyn: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. in the Lounge. No cover. The Lounge, 4 High St. Information: 802-254-4141.

BELLOWS FALLS OctoPladd: St. Patrick's Fide Frenzy with Octopladd: United by their roots in bluegrass, OctoPladd draws on myriad influences to produce Appalachian melodies tempered with chromaticism and groove. The quartet combines the sweeping lines of Julian Pinelli's violin with the snap and groove of mandolinist Ethan Setiawan. Sam Leslie adds tasteful guitar sauce, supported by powerhouse Noah Harrington on bass. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $20, $15 students, $45 premium seats in advance (tickets at door are 20%-25% more). Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Recreation

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Bowl Military and Emergency Services Appreciation Night: For military and emergency service people and their families. (3rd Friday of every month). 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. $5 for 1 hour of bowling (must show ID). Brattleboro Bowl, 865 Putney Rd. Information: 802-257-1177; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story (or a few) and make a healthy snack together with a Brattleboro Food Co-op volunteer. Fridays. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free and open participation, but KidsPlayce fees apply if you want to stay and play afterwards. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212.

BRATTLEBORO Bean of the Month Demo: Black Beans: Try Black Bean Burgers, the featured recipe in our monthly Co-op newsletter, Food For Thought. Take home basic black bean cooking instructions, too. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Bonebuilders -- An Osteoporosis Prevention Program: Light arm and ankle weights stem the effects of osteoporosis, increase muscle tone, improve balance, and enhance energy and well-being. Fridays and Mondays. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Exercise Room (Main Building). Free. Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Information: 802-254-7515.

BELLOWS FALLS Bonebuilders -- An Osteoporosis Prevention Program: Light arm and ankle weights stem the effects of osteoporosis, increase muscle tone, improve balance, and enhance energy and well-being. Fridays and Mondays. 10 a.m. Free. Bellows Falls Senior Center, 18 Tuttle St. Information: 802-463-3907.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Inclusion Center: Bring your own lunch, book binding, film and discussion with Shari from Women's Freedom Center. 11:30 a.m. lunch, noon: 12:30 p.m. book binding, 2 p.m. film and discussion. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Information: inclusioncenter.webs.com.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: East Coast Swing: This dance comes from early rock and roll. No partner needed. Carry shoes to dance in. Refreshments. 7 p.m. lesson, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. dancing. $10 for lesson and dance. Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-365-0233, ray@shallwedance.biz.

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