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Event listings for Thursday, September 21

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Susan Osgood--"Mapping the Unknown": Exhibition of monotypes, oil paintings, and collages. It showcases work featured in the book "A Ghost of Water: Poems by GennaRose Nethercott Inspired by the Art of Susan Osgood.". 9/21: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. opening reception. Through Sunday, November 05. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What Can You Learn From Horses?: It's very important to have a good relationship when the other participant weighs ten times more than you do! We'll discuss what causes aggression and how to deal with fear (yours and others). Gincy Bunker has provided Foundation Teaching to riders of all ages for 70 years. She's published books under the name of Gincy Self Bucklin. 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.

PUTNEY Talk by Medical Innovator Dr. Robert Langer: Dubbed "The Edison of Medicine" in a recent Harvard Business Review profile, Dr. Langer has more than 1,100 issued and pending patents worldwide. His many awards include the National Medal of Science; the National Medal of Technology and Innovation; the Charles Stark Draper Prize; Albany Medical Center Prize; the Wolf Prize for Chemistry; the 2014 Kyoto Prize; and the Lemelson-MIT Prize for being "one of history’s most prolific inventors in medicine." He will discuss his early career interest in seeing his inventions get to the point where they could help patients. He will talk about the process and excitement of discovery; initial resistance to the discovery, in some cases, by the scientific community; how technologies were transferred to companies; and the way they have been, or attempts are being made to, commercialize them. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Landmark College, East Academic Bldg., OBrien Auditorium, 1 River Rd. So. Information: 802-387-6768; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BELLOWS FALLS "Rembrandt -- Master Works": RAMParts Presents, in partnership with Exhibition on Screen, this feature filmed in London's National Gallery and the Rijkmuseum Amsterdam. See the master works of Rembrandt. Go behind the scenes to tour the galleries as they open their exhibitions. Includes an examination of his biblical masterpieces and the revolutionary, brand new art form--printmaking. With commentary from art historians. After the film, talk-back with Dr. Michael Platt. Dr. Platt (Harvard, Oxford, Yale), who taught Philosophy, Statesmanship, and Literature, long at Dartmouth, the University of Dallas, and Heidelberg (Germany), and continues with a circle over the internet, moderate this discussion of Rembrandt and the works viewed in the movie. 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $10. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Tickets: www.rampartstickets.com or at the door.

Music

JAMAICA Andy Avery and the "A" Team : Bluegrass, folk, rock and originals. Fred Lantz on bass and vocals and Frank Orsini on fiddle, mandolin and vocals. All proceeds go to the Jamaica Community Arts Council. 7 p.m. $10. Jamaica Town Hall, 17 Pikes Falls Rd. Information: http://www.craftdraughts.com/jcac.

PUTNEY The Silverback Swing Quartet: Dave Sullivan, Gus Hollingsworth, Alton Lathrop, and Mark Anagnostopulos play gypsy jazz and other classics featuring violin, accordion, guitars, and vocals. (Repeats 9/28). 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. The Gleanery, 133 Main St. Information: 802-387-3052; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Now's The Time Jazz Ensemble: Bop, swing, and funky soul. Perry Friedman, piano; Michael Goldman, clarinet; Chris Koh, drums; Jay Markham, trumpet; John Powers, bass; and James Steinberg, sax. 7 p.m. $5. Hawks & Reed (The Wheelhouse), 289 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

LONDONDERRY Tai Chi: Balance and Fall Prevention: Tai Chi offers excellent overall health benefits and especially aids in fall prevention and balance. 6 p.m - 7 p.m. (6-week series on Thursdays). Through Thursday, October 26. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.

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