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Event listings for Friday, March

The written word

PUTNEY Local Authors Alison and Neil Taylor: "The Life We Got: Losing Sight and Gaining Vision": Neil Taylor was a young teacher and athlete when the discovery of a brain tumor catapulted him into a life of blindness. With his dreams shattered and the future uncertain he began, with unwavering support from his family, one step at a time, rebuilding a life worth living and worth celebrating. A monumental step in his journey toward acceptance and wholeness was the writing of this memoir with his mother Alison. Told from both of their perspectives, their account is a road map of one family's journey in the face of trauma. Neil Taylor is a massage therapist and owner of The Blind Masseur. Alison Taylor is a former elementary school teacher and long-time yoga practitioner. 1 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Foggy Mountain Consort: This band performs both early music of the renaissance and North American bluegrass, along with other traditional music from America and the British Isles, with original tunes thrown in. Art Schatz, Peter Lehman, Anne Goodwin, Doug Freundlich, and Lauck Benson are dedicated to performing music from a wide historical range, starting with plucked string music and songs from as early as 1600. 7:30 p.m. $17, $13 seniors, $35 premium seating in advance ($20/$15 at door). Stone Church Center/Immanuel Episcopal Church, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

TOWNSHEND Jamaica School Club's 17th Annual Penny Sale: 5:30 p.m. Leland and Gray Union Middle and High School, 2042 VT Rte 30. Katie Hazelton: 802-297-3151.


BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by live gentle music. Saturdays. 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. By donation (all monies given to area non-profits). Yoga Locally, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, The Loft #A-209. Information: 802-275-4403; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Champagne Jam: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,

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