Saturday September 29, 2012

Today

Music/Dance

Dance and Fitness Classes: Luminz Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346, Third Floor, Brattleboro. Flamenco, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Information: www.luminzstudio.com; 802-258-7378.

Piano Concert: 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road, Brattleboro. Award-winning Oregon pianist John Nilsen to perform. Folk, classical and jazz music. Handicapped-accessible. Free-will offering. Information: 802-254-4218 or fumc@sover.net.

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., Elm Hall, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. Band: Yvonne and the Reverbs. Admission: Members, $8; non-members, $10. Coffee and pastry provided. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: Pauline, 603-903-0773.

Contra Dance: 8-10:30 p.m., Pierce’s Hall, East Putney. 7:30 p.m., Beginners’ workshop. Band: Old Sam Peabody, band; Delia Clark, caller. Suggested donation, $7. Information: 802-387-5357 or 802-579-9263. Theater

Live Performance: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Mark St. Germain’s "Camping with Henry and Tom." Henry Ford, Tom Edison and Warren G. Harding get lost on a camping trip in 1921. Directed by Sam Pilo. Saturdays: All seats $15. Toll free box office 877-666-1855. Information: www.actors-theatre.info; actorstheatre2@gmail.com.

Puppet Performance: 8 p.m., Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College. Part of Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains festival, "John -- Eleanor," performed by TEHDAS Teatteri and HOX Company of Findland. Recommended for adults. Cost: $16, $14 for seniors and students. Information: www.puppetsinthegreenmountains.com or 802-579-4554; or Marlboro College, 802-251-7644.

Kids

Retreat Farm Petting Farm: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 350 Linden St., Brattleboro, on Route 30. Visit animals, rain or shine. Costs: Age 2-11, $5; age 12 and older, $6; under 2 years free. Information: 802-257-2240 or info@theretreatfarm.com.

Fairy House Tour: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Follow a trail dotted with fairy houses, return to Museum to create fairy dwellings in the gardens. Refreshments available for purchase. Advance tickets: Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children 3-18, $4; at www.nature-museum.org, 802-843-2111. At the door: $12/$10/$5 children. Under 2 free.

Windham County Activities for Youth: See the Youth Services’ H.E.Y.! Help Empower Youth! guide to after school and other activities and programs at www.HelpEmpowerYouth.com.

Lectures

Diapering Talk: 5 p.m., Sprout Natural Parenting, 57 Elliot St., Brattleboro. "The How and Why of Cloth Diapering." Free. Space is limited, contact Sprout at 802-254-2600 or e-mail sproutparenting@gmail.com.

Outdoors/Recreation

Trap Practice: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sportsmen’s Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Every Saturday. Information: 802-579-1587.

Corn Maze: Gaines Farm, 6343 Coolidge Highway, Route 5, Guilford, half mile north of the Mass./ Vt. state line. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., corn maze; 6:30-8:30 p.m., Twilight Maze, bring flashlight. Information: gainesfarm.com, 802-257-0409.

Museums

Guilford Historical Society Museum: 1-4 p.m., Guilford Center Road, Guilford. Featuring a timeline and artifacts depicting 250 years of Guilford history. No charge. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays and by appointment, 802-257-0147.

Tasha Tudor Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 974 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. New exhibit featuring dresses from Tasha Tudor’s historic costume collection. Members free; adults, $5; seniors over 65, $3; ages 6-12, $3; under 6 free. Information: www.tashatudormuseum.org.

Windham County Museum: Noon-5 p.m., Route 30, Newfane. Special exhibit: Diorama of the West River Railroad by artisan Doug Cox. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War collection and battlefield souvenirs, early Vermont furniture, textiles, and portraits, the story of the highwayman, Thunderbolt, early 20th century Windham County photographs. Free admission. Open Wed., Sat. and Sun.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS Mocha, Springfield, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, etc. Reserve online at www.brooks.lib.vt.us, click on "Museum Passes" button. Information: 802-254-5290.

Miscellaneous

Plant Sale: 8 a.m., Brattleboro Common, corner of Putney Road and Park Place. Perennials and chrysanthemums. Rain or shine. Refreshments. Raffle. Benefit the Brattleboro Floral Arts & Garden Club. Information: 802-257-4710.

Flea Market and Tag Sale: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Townshend Common, Route 30. Benefit for Our Lady of the Valley Church to support its work as part of the West River Missions. Furniture, tools, small appliances, kitchen utensils, knickknacks and more.

Rummage, Tag and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacksonville Community Church, Route 112, in Jacksonville.

Brattleboro Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Western Avenue, Route 9, next to Creamery Bridge. Rain or shine. Over 50 juried vendors. Globe-spanning cuisine, artful crafts, and local agriculture; berries, wild foods, preserves, meats, cheese, wine and more. EBT and debit welcome. Frequent Walker/Biker Program. Information: 802-254-8885, brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

Wardsboro Tag Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., History House, Route 100, Wardsboro. Benefit the Wardsboro History Group’s efforts to restore its building. Men’s and women’s clothes, books, knick-knacks, dishes, Avon collectibles, quart canning jars, furniture, and more.

Book Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Union Hall, Route 30, Newfane. Moore Free Library’s annual book sale. 5,000 books, including fiction, non-fiction, biography, children’s books and picture books. All priced to sell. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948.

Meet the Author: 10 a.m.-noon, Townshend Library, Route 30, Townshend. Open house for the premier release of Karl Decker’s "The People of Townshend, Vermont," a book of photographic portraits and stories of Townshend residents. Books available for purchase and signing. Refreshments. Information: 802-365-4039.

Make An Xylophone: 10 a.m., Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St., Brattleboro. "Make Your Own Xylophone" class for children and families. Taught by Dr. Dennis Waring, author, musician and instrument maker. $15 per instrument, materials and tools supplied. Register at info@esteyorganmuseum.org.

Cruise Night: 5 p.m.-dusk, Staples parking lot, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Now & Then Vehicle Club’s. All antique or classic cars, trucks, or motorcycles welcome. All welcome. Door prizes, raffles, music, conversation. Every Saturday night until Columbus Day weekend. Information: 802-257-3053.

Ongoing Events

Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-noon, Wed. and Sat., second floor, above, West Townshend Post Office, Route 30, West Townshend. Sponsored by The West River Community Project. Community closet with large selection of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, footwear; and toys.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River. Clothing, costume jewelry, footwear, housewares, books, some gift items and more. Some free items. Sponsored by West River Missions. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat.

Food Shelf Open: 9-10 a.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

Overeaters Anonymous: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.

Hospice Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Experienced Goods Thrift Shop for Brattleboro Area Hospice, 77 Flat St., Brattleboro. Selling quality clothing, books, housewares, furniture and more. Seeking donations, 802-254-5200.

Al-Anon Meeting: 3-4 p.m., Brew Berry Conference Center #1, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. New location.

Alateen Meeting: 3-4 p.m., Brew Berry Conference Room 2, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. New location.

Narcotics Anonymous: 6:30-8 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Friends of Jimmy K. Step meeting. Open to all. Information: 802-257-5600.

Easy Does It: 8:30-9:40 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2. Information: 802-257-5801.

AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Road to Recovery Coming Home; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8:05 a.m., SIT’s Master of Arts in Peacebuilding; 8:15 a.m., Behind the Pie: Backstage at the Famous Dummerston Pie Festival; 9 a.m., Dr. Norman Miller, African Witchcraft Expert; 10 a.m., Words of Peace The Angel is Within; 10:30 a.m., Community Medical School: Treating Concussion; 12:22 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship Revealing the Heart of Christ; 2 p.m., 9/11: Explosive Evidence, Experts Speak Out; 4:30 p.m., The Rhema Word; 5:05 p.m., The Cause of Multiple Sclerosis: Hold that Thought!; 5:39 p.m., SIT’s Master of Arts in Peacebuilding; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 7 p.m., Artists ala Mode; 8 p.m., Octoberfest in Buffalo; 8:55 p.m., No program name available.; 9:30 p.m., New England Cooks: Fireman Bill Maddalena; 10:29 p.m., Living & Dying Interview, Doulas; 11 p.m., Gay USA; 11:30 p.m., Empty Bowls.

Sunday

Music/Dance

Dance/Improv: Putney Community Center. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Contact Improv with Mark Shultz, morning of movement and connection, information: markschultz@thewaywest.com. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Dance Your Prayers, all-ages dance jam to nourish tribal consciousness, sacred connection, and heart-openings through music, dance and celebration. Suggested donation $5. Information: marcellaeversole@yahoo.com.

Benefit Dance: 1-5 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles Club, 54 Chickering Drive, Brattleboro. Benefit for MJ Coyne who has been unemployed since almost drowning in the West River in August. Little Eddy and the Giants play from 2-4 p.m. Light food, beverages available; family fun. Raffle. Cost $5 per person,children under 5 free. Information, or to donate: Jean Wilde: 802-874-4858.

Ukelele Jam: 2 p.m., The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Sunday Ukulele Club with Ben Carr aka Southern Vermont Ukulele Society. Basic techniques for beginners, songs and advanced playing techniques. Bring a song, original, cover, any style. Suggested donation $5. Open to all ages. Under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Last Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Bobbi Bailin of Cape Cod, Mass. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Fishtank Ensemble: 7:30 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theatre and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. High-energy Romanian, Gypsy jazz, flamenco, Balkan, Turkish, Greek and tango influenced music by California-based, world music quartet Fishtank Ensemble. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets: $15, general; $13, students and seniors. For ticket reservations and information: 802-254-9276.

Theater

Puppet Performance: 8 p.m., Whittemore Theater, Marlboro College. Part of Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains festival, "John -- Eleanor," performed by TEHDAS Teatteri and HOX Company of Findland. Recommended for adults. Cost: $16, $14 for seniors and students. Information: www.puppetsinthegreenmountains.com or 802-579-4554; or Marlboro College, 802-251-7644.

Kids

Fairy House Tour: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Follow a trail dotted with fairy houses, return to Museum to create fairy dwellings in the gardens. Refreshments available for purchase. Advance tickets: Adults, $10; seniors, $8; children 3-18, $4; at www.nature-museum.org, 802-843-2111. At the door: $12/$10/$5 children. Under 2 free.

Retreat Farm Petting Farm: Noon-4 p.m., 350 Linden St., Brattleboro, on Route 30. Visit animals, rain or shine. Costs: Age 2-11, $5; age 12 and older, $6; under 2 years free. Information: 802-257-2240 or info@theretreatfarm.com.

Teen Get-Together: 6:30 p.m., Bethel Chapel, 28 Birge St., Brattleboro. High School/Teen Group for grades 7-12 and for young adults up to 20 years old. Information: 802-254-6687.

Outdoors/Recreation

Somerset Paddle: 9 a.m., meet at Coffee Shop in Wilmington, jcts. Rtes. 9 and 100 South, or at Carry-in lot, 9:30 a.m. at Somerset Reservoir. All-day, fall foliage trip. Rain or shine. Hosted by Brattleboro Outing Club. Last paddle trip of the season. Info: www.brattleborooutingclub.org or Larry McIntosh, 802-254-3666.

Corn Maze: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Gaines Farm, 6343 Coolidge Highway, Route 5, Guilford, half mile north of the Mass./ Vt. state line. Information: gainesfarm.com, 802-257-0409.

Museums

Windham County Museum: Noon-5 p.m., Route 30, Newfane. Special exhibit: Diorama of the West River Railroad by artisan Doug Cox. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War collection and battlefield souvenirs, early Vermont furniture, textiles, and portraits, the story of the highwayman, Thunderbolt, early 20th century Windham County photographs. Free admission. Open Wed., Sat. and Sun.

Mum Sale/Vernon Museum: 2-4 p.m., Vernon Museum, Route 142, South Vernon. Final day of the 2012 season. Museum and Annex both open for viewing. Mum sale. One large mum to be raffled.

Westminster Museum: 2-4 p.m., Upstairs, Town Hall, Route 5, Westminster. Exhibiting town historic items. Located across from Post Office. Information: 802-387-5778. Open Sundays.

Meals

Free Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Spaghetti and meat sauce, meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, cupcakes and ice cream, and beverages. For a ride or further information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Flea Market and Tag Sale: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Townshend Common, Route 30. Benefit for Our Lady of the Valley Church to support its work as part of the West River Missions. Furniture, tools, small appliances, kitchen utensils, knickknacks and more.

Book Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Hall, Route 30, Newfane. Moore Free Library’s annual book sale. 5,000 books, including fiction, non-fiction, biography, children’s books and picture books. All priced to sell. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948.

Putney Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., across from the Putney Co-op, just off Exit 4, Interstate 91. Food vendors. Local farmers with fruits and vegetables including peaches, cabbage, and more; breads. EBT and Debit cards accepted. Information: putneyfarmersmarket.org.

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Kate Wylie. Sunday’s Dharma talk topic is "The Seasons of Our Lives."

Ongoing Events

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10-11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6-7 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Back to Life AA program. Information: 802-257-5600.

AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:01 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship Revealing the Heart of Christ; 8:30 a.m., Artists ala Mode; 9:30 a.m., Trees an Evening of Poetry and Dance; 10:16 a.m., Community Medical School: Treating Concussion; 12 p.m., BCTV Open Studio: Richard Orlan, MD, Brattleboro VA; 12:30 p.m., Developing the Putney Basketville Site Mtg.; 1:30 p.m., Riverbank Church Mad Men A Study in Galatians; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Mass; 3:30 p.m., 9/11: Explosive Evidence, Experts Speak Out; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., Pulse of Brattleboro, September Gallery Walk; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Mass; 8 p.m., Artists ala Mode; 9 p.m., Empty Bowls; 9:30 p.m., Behind the Pie: Backstage at Dummerston Pie Festival; 10:04 p.m., Octoberfest in Buffalo; 11 p.m., New England Cooks: Three Stallions Inn, Randolph.