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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.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Creative Writing Group: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, others. Newcomers welcome. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the 2nd fl. Meeting Room. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "The Designated Mourner": Reading of Wallace Shawn's unsettling drama of life in an "unnamed" country sinking into totalitarian dictatorship. With Jon Mack, Colin Grube, and Jennifer Moyse. Directed by Joshua Moyse. This is a Once In A Blue Moon benefit for Shoot the Moon Theater Company. 7:30 p.m. $15. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Alyssa Hinton: Reception and Opening of "Earth Consciousness and Cultural Revelations" and Book Launch: Using vibrant colors that awaken the soul, Hinton, a mixed media artist, illustrates a theme of cultural reawakening and regeneration through her southeastern Native American imagery. Her work is a provocative portrayal of the folklore and history surrounding her roots, utilizing tradition and vision with a contemporary edge. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. reception. Open daily by appointment. Free. C X Silver Gallery, 814 Western Ave. Information: 802-257-7898, cxsilvergallery.com/alyssa-hinton.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism": Exhibition on Screen features compelling documentary films about artists and their work intertwining behind-the-scenes footage with artist biographies to offer a cinematic immersion in the world's best-loved art. "The Artist's Garden" tells the intertwining stories of American Impressionism and The Garden Movement which flourished from 1887-1920. Both movements responded to rapid social change brought about by industrialization. 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Through Sunday, April 02. $12, $6 students. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Michelangelo: Love and Death": Exhibition on Screen features compelling documentary films about artists and their work intertwining behind-the-scenes footage with artist biographies to offer a cinematic immersion in the world's best-loved art. This film, a bold new biography of one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance, explores Michelangelo's relationship with his contemporaries and charts his immense artistic practice, including painting, sculpture and architecture. 4 p.m. Through Sunday, April 02. $12, $6 students. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

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.

PUTNEY Marimba and Bass Dinner Concert: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Donations accepted. Katys Great Food, 118 Main St. Information: 802-536-4196; Click for more info on Web in new window.

SAXTONS RIVER Kevin Parry: New and Used Blues plus Originals: Kevin uses many guitar techniques including finger style, slide and open tunings, harmonica and voice. 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Free. Pleasant Valley Brewing, 16 Main St. Information: 802-869-4602, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

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 Geeky Double Feature: Classic sci-fi and fantasy movies in the store every Saturday night. 2 shows: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Free. Positive Geek, 12 Flat St. Information: 802-258-2808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Laura Tabachnick leads this vigorous, all levels class. Accompanied by 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.

BRATTLEBORO Debtors Anonymous: For people who suffer from compulsive spending, chronic under earning, constant credit card debt, IRS problems, terminal vagueness about money and other financial issues. Debt coaches available. Free coffee. Saturdays. 10 a.m. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: 802-257-5600.

Dance

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, jean@sp1@ne.rr.com.

WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by The Visitors: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794, jean@sp1@ne.rr.com.

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