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Event listings for Thursday, April 20

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Gallery Talk: Ed Koren and Jeff Danziger: Chief Curator Mara Williams leads a gallery talk with New Yorker cartoonist Ed Koren and syndicated cartoonist Jeff Danziger, who curated the exhibit of Koren’s work currently on view. 7 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Information: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

PUTNEY "Miss Sharon Jones" (Best Documentary, Sarasota FF 2016): After years in obscurity, Jones finally broke-through and has been hailed as a modern-day female James Brown. The film chronicles her struggle to hold her band, The Dap Kings, together while battling a cancer diagnosis as she finds her way back to the stage with the unstoppable determination of a true soul survivor. Presented by Saundra Williams. Part of the series [framed]. 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., followed by Q&A with the filmmaker. $10 ($12 at door). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS "The Long Walk Home": 5 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

PUTNEY Open Mic: 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Katys Great Food, 118 Main St. Information: 802-536-4196; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

NEWFANE Playgroup: For babies and toddlers (and their caregivers). 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Thursdays. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO "Advance Directives Discussion for Men" -- A discussion often avoided: If you had a serious accident or illness and couldn’t communicate, would people know your wishes? Presentation by Don Freeman. This is part of National Healthcare Decision Week, promoting the importance of Advance Care Directives. Sponsored by Taking Steps Brattleboro. 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.

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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