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Event listings for Thursday, March 9

The written word

VERNON Book Group: Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month. 5 p.m. Free. Vernon Free Library, 567 Governor Hunt Rd. Information: 802-257-0150.

Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "Series": Artist's Talk by Elizabeth Ungerleider: In her long-term daily photographic documentation on Facebook, Ungerleider allows us to explore what happens when those sequences are juxtaposed over a period of years--a modern day visual diary delivered via modern technology and social media. Her phone camera becomes another set of eyes that chooses, at one moment or another in her day, to document something as subtle and arresting as patterns in a puddle or frost on a window to the people and places in her life, caught from a gentle angle. (Exhibit with four other artists runs through 4/14). 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Landmark College Fine Arts Center, 1 River Rd. So. Christie Herbert: cherbert@landmark.edu.

SAXTONS RIVER Saxtons River Elementary School Student Art on Display: This exhibit, "98 Works of Art," provides a unique opportunity to see the developmental process of young artists spanning five grade levels and to have a community celebration of the young artists and the value of art education. 3/9: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Opening Reception. Through Friday, April 21. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY "Views and Perspectives: Oil Paintings by David Rohn": . Through Wednesday, May 24. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

PUTNEY Open Mic: Every Thursday. 8 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 Kevin Parry: Open Mic: Participating musicians receive 50% off of their meal. Every Thursday. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Marina Restaurant, 28 Spring Tree Rd. Sign up: 802-257-7563; www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Local history

BRATTLEBORO The Allagash--New England's Wild and Scenic River: 2016 was the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service's Allagash Wilderness Waterway, a 92-mile wilderness canoe route. Author and humorist Tim Caverly will guide the audience along an armchair canoe trip down this most remote section of New England's northern forest. Hear lore and legends of lumbering's forgotten past, how wild animals adapt to survive. He'll include tales of ghosts and UFO's, unusual animal antics, and introduce us to some of the characters that rangers meet every day. 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.

BELLOWS FALLS New Photos from the Bellows Falls Historical Society Archives and a Film: This visual presentation by Larry Clark showcases newly digitized photos from glass negatives. Also see Lyle Sorrenson's 30-minute documentary, "A View from Table Rock," based on two antique Bird's Eye View lithographs depicting Bellows Falls in the 1800s Sorenson’s film shares the excitement of using archival materials to explore the past as a means for understanding our present and future. Sponsored by the Rockingham Historical Commission. 7 p.m. Free. Windham Antique Center, 5 The Square. Christy Hotaling: clg@rockbf.org.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Zumba: Latin Dance Fitness Program: Offers cardiovascular and body-shaping benefits while strengthening your core and increasing your balance. Fun and suitable for all levels. With Emily McLoughlin. Thursdays. Sponsored by Brattleboro Rec. & Parks. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Through Thursday, April 27. $5/$7 non-Brattleboro residents. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

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