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Event listings for Saturday, August 26

The written word

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Creative Writing Group: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, more. Bring original work to read and discuss. Newcomers welcome. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., top floor. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

PUTNEY Invasive Plant Walk with Andrew Morrison: Morrison, an invasive plant specialist, will do a guided walk of Putney Mountain trails to familiarize participants with some of our most common invasive plant species. The walk will include a visit to the Putney Mountain summit to discuss the ongoing project using grazing animals to control glossy buckthorn. Conversation about the history of invasive plants in Vermont, the connection between invasive species and our agricultural history, and what the future might bring for invasive plants in New England. Sponsored by Putney Mt. Association. 10 a.m. meet at Putney Mountain parking lot. Free. Putney Mountain Parking Lot, Putney Rd.

Music

NEWFANE Kevin Parry on Guitar and Harmonica: "New and Used Blues" and other classic stuff. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Ricks Tavern, 386 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-4310, www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO New England Center for Circus Arts New Building--Open House and Fall Classes for everyone: Watch flying trapeze, try juggling, take a guided tour of the new building while you decide which of the many classes you would like to test out. There will be refreshments, a chance to enter a free raffle to win a flying trapeze class, circus demonstrations, and opportunities to talk to coaches and students to learn more about what NECCA has to offer. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. New England Center for Circus Arts, 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; 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 live gentle music. 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. on Saturdays. By donation (all monies given to area non-profits). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Dance

PUTNEY Traditional New England Contra Dance with Live Music: All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. beginner's session, 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. dancing. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.

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