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Event listings for Tuesday, March 21

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO "Walls to Shut Out the 'Other' ": This talk by John Penford consists of a discussion of walls as barriers, followed by a look at the Great Wall of China, Berlin Wall, Israelis Wall, and finally the proposed American Wall. Penford is a retired civil servant with a BA in Ancient and Contemporary History. Presented by the Windham World Affairs Council. Coffee will be served. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO Early Spring Bands Concert: The concert begins with the Concert Band whose program includes Frank Ticheli's "Cajun Folk Songs," Susan Botti's "Eye of the Hawk," and Samuel Hazo's "A Zillion Nickels." The second group to perform will be Jazz Workshop. They will play Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Só Danço Samba," John Coltrane's "Mister PC," and Eugene Uman's "The Stalking of Darkness." The final ensemble will be the Jazz Band, presenting arrangements of Dexter Gordon's "Cheesecake," Mercer Ellington's "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," and Brian Setzer's "Jumpin' East of Java." Presented by Brattleboro Union High School Music Dept. Stephen Rice directs the Concert Band and Jazz Band. Eugene Uman and Rob Freeberg co-direct the Jazz Workshop. 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Free. Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd. Information: 802-451-3511.

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. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.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. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2 classes: 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Free. Bellows Falls Senior Center, 18 Tuttle St. Information: 802-254-7515.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Shall We Dance?: West Coast Swing "Basics Plus": No partner needed for class. Carry shoes to dance in. Taught by Ray Warren and Lucinda Dee-Warren. 6 p.m. $10. Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-365-0233, ray@shallwedance.biz.

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