Tuesday October 2, 2012

Today

Music/Dance

Dance and Fitness Classes: Luminz Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346, Third Floor, Brattleboro. For adults and children. Yoga, 9:15-10:30 a.m.; Tap, 4-5:30 p.m.; Modern dance intermediate, 5:30-7 p.m.; Urban Lyrical Flow, 7-8:30 p.m. Information: www.luminzstudio.com; 802-258-7378.

Cha Cha Dance Series: Brattleboro Ballroom at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Final class of a five-week series. Technique, turns, partnership, combinations in Cha Cha Cha. Beginners: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: Drop-in, $10 for one class; $15 drop-in for both. Carry dance shoes. Information: 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Film

Social Justice Film Series: 6:30 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Part 1: "The Corporation," a 2004 documentary on historical development of corporate entities. 6 p.m., potluck supper. 7:30-8 p.m., discussion. Part 2 held Oct. 16. Sponsored by Peace and Justice Committee of Centre Congregational Church. All welcome. Information: Centre Church, 802-254-4730, or Fred Lucies, 802-257-8683.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Saxtons River Elementary School, in the gym. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers.


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Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Preschool Storytime: 10 a.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. For toddlers, with Caryn and Bobbe. Stories, crafts, songs, play, snacks and friendships. First Tuesday each month. Information: 802-365-7948.

Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., Athens Community Church. Free and open to ages 0-5. Led by Early Education Outreach Coordinator. Information: 802-258-1673.

Story and Craft Time: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Singing or a craft after stories. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

Storytime: 10:45 a.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker to present a program of songs, fingerplays, books and activities for babies, toddlers and older siblings. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Infant/Toddler Social Time: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Tuesday. For parents and caregivers of children under 2. Information: 802-387-4407.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for 10-18 year olds. 6-9 p.m., The Junction, Older youth drop-in, 15-22 years old. Information: 802-254-5990.

InterPlay: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Cascading Brook Studio, 216 Williams St., Brattleboro. Information: Judith Reichsman, 802-254-1149, or Stephanie Petkanas, stephaniepetkanas@att.net, rgsart@sover.net or 802-380-4241. Rooted in the transformational power of play, combining movement, storytelling and voice. Wear comfortable clothing. First class is 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.

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.

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.

Outdoors/Recreation

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 9-10 a.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays, $7 per class, with Eva Greene. Classes focus on alignment, balance, and self-acceptance. Information: 802-387-2125.

Qi Gong in Putney: 4:30-6 p.m., second floor

above Front Porch Cafe, in the center of Putney. Learn simple self healing exercises to improve health. Benefit from group healing energy. Tuesdays. Fee. Information or to register: bonniebloom1@gmail.com.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Greens, eggs, ham, home fries, fruit, juice, yogurt. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Miscellaneous

Blood Donor Day: 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., VFW Post 1034, 40 Black Mountain Road, Brattleboro. Healthy people ages 17 and older may donate. Positive ID is required. Information: Red Cross office, 802-254-2377. Walk-ins welcome. Appointments recommended, 1-800-733-2767 to schedule.

Pain Management Talk: 6-8 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Room 3. Anesthesiologist Dr. Margery McCrum to speak about Trigger Point Injections and Neural Therapy for Pain Relief at the Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Support Group which meets the first Tuesday each month. If attending, contact Justine Jeffrey, 802-251-0155, or for more information.

German Lesson/Conversation: Community Room, Dover Free Library. Weekly German Club hosted by the Library. 6:30 p.m., beginners’ lesson. 7 p.m., Fluent speakers and beginners participate in social conversational German. Information: 802-348-7488.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Rose, 802-246-1244.

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center: Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. 9-10:30 a.m., free breakfast; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., food pantry open, except during lunch; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free lunch. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food pantry. Information: 802-463-2217.

Strength Training for Seniors: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Cost: $3 per class; $5 for two. Instructor: Cyndy Gray. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

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.

Scrapbooking Club: Noon-1:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Bring own project and supplies. Every Tuesday. Information and to sign up: Kim Paligo, 802-463-9799 or 802-376-8671.

Al-Anon: Noon, Retreat Healthcare, conference room of Starting Now, Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro. Open meeting with flexible format.

Caregivers Support Group: 1-2 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off cafeteria. Contact: Andy Hall, 802-257-8342.

Recovery Chat: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Less formal group, conversation, games, sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

Bereavement Support: Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Information: 802-257-0775.

The Neighborhood Market: 4-6 p.m., Elliot Street Cafe parking lot, Elliot Street, Brattleboro. Final week of the season. Fresh, local and affordable produce. Cash, check or EBT. Activities, cooking demos, taste tests and cooking classes. Information: Hanna Jenkins, 802-258-8902 or theneighborhoodmarket@gmail.com. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions.

Knit Wits: 5 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. For knitters and crochet enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Knit Wits, social knitting group. Bring project. Coffee and conversation. Information: 802-463-4270.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: 5:30-7 p.m., 81 Belmont Ave. Free health care to those without health insurance.

Food Shelf Open: 6-7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

Healing Meditation Group: 6 p.m., Jamaica Healing Arts & Wellness Center, West Jamaica. Bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Sitting at 6:30 p.m. Free. Led by Margaret Miller. Information or directions: Margaret@margiesmuse.com or 802-874-7201.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Jain, 802-251-0331.

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon: 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Deerfield Valley Health Center, junction Rt. 9 West and Rt. 100 South, Wilmington.

Meditation: 7-8 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Awakening Through Love, weekly mediation group. Teaching followed by guided meditation. All welcome. Led by Julie Forsythe, a Guiding Teacher in the Foundation for Active Compassion. Handicapped accessible. Every Tuesday.

Augustine (SLAA) Fellowship: Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: 802-236-0096 or gordonslaa@yahoo.com.

PFLAG, Keene Chapter: 7-9 p.m., first Tuesday every month, St. James Episcopal Church, West Street, Keene, N.H. Use rear entrance. Education, advocacy and support. Information: Chris, 603-363-8420.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B in the Cafeteria, Brattleboro. For friends and loved ones of drug abusers. Meets every other Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-257-6915.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., St. Michael’s Mass, September 30, 2012; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church: Take a Vow Part 1; 9:50 a.m., Change for A Dollar; 10 a.m., Dr. Norman Miller, African Witchcraft Expert; 11 a.m., Empty Bowls; 11:30 a.m., New England Cooks, Annie Copps of Yankee Mag.; 12:30 p.m., Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Mass, September 30, 2012; 3:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Entrusted with Truth; 5 p.m., Green Mtn Club: The Long Trail and Winooski River; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live Broadcast; 6 p.m., BUHS TV; 6:30 p.m., BCTV Members Annual Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., BCTV Open Studio: Richard Orlan, MD, Brattleboro VA; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Marijuana Resolve-with Tristan Toleno; 9:30 p.m., Behind the Pie: Backstage at the Famous Dummerston Pie Festival; 10:04 p.m., Empty Bowls; 10:30 p.m., Words of Peace The Angel is Within; 11 p.m., New England Cooks: Three Stallions Inn, Randolph.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Atty General Debate in Tunbridge; 7:52 a.m., Boys Soccer Josh Cole Tournament: Leland & Gray vs; 9:30 a.m., Mark Donka (R), Vt. Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV; 11 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Meeting; 12:36 p.m., Interview with Cassandra Gekas, candidate for Lt. Gov.; 1 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 4:45 p.m., Leland & Gray Girls Soccer vs. Black River; 6:15 p.m., Brattle Selectboard Mtg.; 10:05 p.m., Vt. Today: Interview with Ed Stanak, Vt. Atty. Gen. candidate; 11:36 p.m., Interview with Cassandra Gekas, candidate for Lt. Gov.

Wednesday

Music/Dance

Dance and Fitness Classes: Luminz Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346, Third Floor, Brattleboro. 4-5:30 p.m., Modern Partnering. 5:30-7 p.m., Belly Dance. 7-8:30 p.m., Ballet/Hip Hop Fusion. Information: www.luminzstudio.com; 802-258-7378.

BMC Celtic Music Sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Advanced. 7-8 p.m., Intermediate. Learn traditional jigs and reels, and other dance music of Scotland, Ireland and New England. Wednesdays. Fee. Instructors: Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy. Information: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

Drum Class: 6-7 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Taught by Namory Keita from Guinea. For all levels. Cost: $10. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Each Wednesday. Information: www.namorykeita.com or 603-654-6042.

Irish Music: 6:30-9:30 p.m., J.D. McCliment’s Pub, Route 5, north of Putney Village. Hosted by Roger Kahle, Lissa Schneckenburger and Ethan Hazzard-Watkins. Bring instrument to join in or just listen. Information: 802-257-9234.

West African Dance Class: 7-8:30 p.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Instructor: Abdou Sarr. For all levels. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Live drumming. Sliding scale $12-$15, work exchange available for low income. Wear comfortable, loose clothes, bring water. Air conditioned. Information: 802-258-6475 or www.africandancevermont.com.

Community Jazz Jam Session: 8-10 p.m., Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio 222, Brattleboro. Every Wednesday. Run by pianist Eugene Uman. For all musicians and instruments. $3 donation requested from players and listeners. Information: 802-254-9088, info@vtjazz.org.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Bellows Falls Baptist Church. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, Ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Dover Free Library. Each Wednesday different theme and craft activity. Free, open to the public. Information: doverfreelibrary1913.org or 802-348-7488.

Rhyme Time: 10:30-11 a.m., in the Meeting Room next to Children’s Room, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. For children under 5. Stories, songs, and fun. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 110.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for ages 10 to 18. Information: 802-254-5990.

Free Dinner for Kids: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, Bellows Falls. Ages 9-18. Every first and third Wednesday. Information: 802-460-4400.

Lectures

First Wednesday Lecture: 7 p.m., Main Room, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. "The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War" with Jack Beatty of NPR. Presented by Vermont Humanities Council. Information: Jerry Carbone, Library Director, 802-254-5290, ext. 101.

Free Introductory Workshop: 7 p.m., Medicine for the People, 125 Main St., Putney. "The Power of Sound," how sound shapes lives and uses voices to create deep change in people’s lives. Part of an ongoing free talk series. Information: 802-387-3028 or info.medicineforthepeople@gmail.com.

Museums

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.

Outdoors/Recreation

Health Programs: Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Walking for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon. Gentle yoga classes, 10:15-11:45 a.m., with CB Goldstein, sliding fee $8-$10, all abilities. Every Wednesday. Information: 802-257-7570.

Miscellaneous

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center: Open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. 9-10:30 a.m., free breakfast; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., food pantry open, except during lunch; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., free lunch. Day shelter, shower, fax, phone, food pantry. Information: 802-463-2217.

Wednesday Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Next to Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Fire-grilled organic pizzas; growers, chefs, and bakers. EBT and debit welcome. Open every Wednesday through October. Information: 802-254-8885; www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

Wilmington Farmers’ Market: 3-6 p.m., at the Wilmington Antique and Flea Market property. Home-grown, handmade and handcrafted items. Information: Sally Gore, 802-464-3345 evenings. Wednesdays through Oct. 17.

BCTV Annual Meeting: 6-8 p.m., at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St. David Pakman of the David Pakman Show on BCTV, to speak about "Reaching the World through Public Access TV." Election of new board members. Information: info@BrattleboroTV.org.

Ongoing Events

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.

West Townshend 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.

The Artist in Each of Us: 10 a.m.-noon, Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, behind Noyes House, Putney. Every Wednesday. For all interested seniors, regardless of experience. Variety of materials provided. By donation. Co-sponsored by Putney Cares and Westminster Cares. Information: 802-387-5593 or putneycares@svcable.net. Transportation available.

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.

Peer Support Group: Noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, at Women’s Freedom Center. For women addressing issues of abuse in intimate partner relationships. For directions, 802-257-7364.

Al-Anon: Noon, Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. For those affected by someone else’s addiction. Information: 802-257-5600.

Free Water Testing: 1-2 p.m., The Home Depot, 22 Ashbrook Road, Keene, N.H. Bring sample. Tested for PH levels, TDS "Total Dissolved Solids," water hardness, and iron. No charge. Information: Dianne, 603-355-2113, ext. 301. Every Wed.

Recovery Chat: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Less formal group, conversation, games, sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

Women’s Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Wednesdays. Led by Jane Wheeler, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Information: 802-257-5600.

Breast Cancer Support Group: First Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Breast Resource Room, Second Floor, Richards Building. Information: Kelly McCue, RN, 802-251-8437.

Suicide Loss Support Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. First and third Wednesdays. Facilitated by Andrea Edwards. Free. Co-sponsored by The Samaritans, Inc., www.samaritansnh.org. Information: Elizabeth or Joyce, 802-257-0775.

Knitting Circle: 6-8 p.m., Knit or Dye, 41 Main St., Brattleboro. Every Wednesday. All experience levels welcome. Bring knitting, crochet, spinning, or other craft and questions for other knitters.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H. New group to meet Wednesdays. Religious Ed Room, use rear entrance. Handicapped accessible ramp at the parking lot. Door propped open (weather permitting) for easy access. Information: Ann, 603-762-6061.

Changing Tides Mental Health Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Free confidential peer support for those with mental health conditions. Information: Karen, 802-579-5937.

Meditation Sitting: 7 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. All welcome. Information: 802-257-1984. Every Wednesday.

Putney Al-Anon Group: 7 p.m., the Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5 north of Putney village. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Every Wednesday. Information: VT 866-972-5266 (toll free); www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Transcendental Meditation Program: 7:30 p.m., Maharishi Invincibility Center, 24 High St., Midtown Mall, Brattleboro. Free introductory lecture on the TM Program. Every Wednesday and by appointment. Information: 802-246-1020. See www.tm.org and www.davidlynchfoundation.org.

AA, Big Book Discussion: 8:30-10 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.