Thursday October 11, 2012

Today Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays through Dec. 13 (not Thanksgiving Day). Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $8 per class. Information: Putney Cares, 802-387-5593 or putneycares@svcable.net.

West Swing Lessons: 6-10 p.m., The Putney Inn, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney. Lessons with DanceVermont and Karen Graham. Every Thursday. Information: 802-387-5517.

Open Mic: 7-10 p.m., Marina Restaurant, Route 5, Brattleboro. Hosted by Kevin Parry. Every Thursday. Free. To sign up for a 20-minute slots, call 802-257-7563. Information: www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Live Music: 7-10 p.m., West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Jim Flynn plays every Thursday. Free. Information: 802-464-5207.

Live Jazz: 7-10 p.m., Rick’s Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. Information: 802-365-4310.

Theater

Staged Reading: 7 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Main Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Sponsored by Vermont Reads. Reading of "Bull Run" (novella) by author Paul Fleischman by The New England Youth Theatre actors, alumni, and community members, lead by NEYT artistic director, Stephen Stearns. Information: Jerry Carbone, Library Director, 802-254-5290, ext. 101.

Film

Shrink Rap Film Series: 7 p.m., Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. "Shrink Rap 2" hosted by Dr. Martha Straus, Brattleboro psychologist and author. Four films each featuring a therapist/patient relationship. This week: "Benny and Joon" (Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson). By donation, $5 suggested. For schedule: www.nextstagearts.org.

Kids

Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Westminster West Public Library. Program of books, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. No charge. Information: 802-387-5737 or 802-387-4682.

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Thursday. For ages 2 and up. Songs, stories, and crafts for little ones and their caregivers. Information: 802-387-4407.

Children’s Story Hour: 11 a.m., Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. Pat Fowler reading. Reservations: 802-463-9404.

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.

Preschool Storytime: 1:30 p.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

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

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.

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

Senior Bowling: 9:15 a.m., Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Every Thursday. Bowling for seniors. Information: 802-254-2710 or 802-387-5757.

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. Information: 802-257-7570.

Meals

Newfane Senior Lunch: Noon, Newfane Congregational Church. For seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities. Menu: Pinwheels, Waldorf salad, pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, and biscuits, molasses cookies. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3.50, 60 and over; $4 under 60. Information or reservations: Winnie Dolan, 802-365-7870.

Miscellaneous

West Brattleboro Association: 8-9:30 a.m., at Sunny’s Deli, Western Avenue, West Brattleboro. Monthly meeting. Discussion of the Housing Authority Alternative Site Study, information about the Stockwell Trail and the Brattleboro Town Plan, and newly proposed signage for West Brattleboro. Open to all residents.

Genealogy Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, at the Walpole (N.H.) Historical Society. Led by Jeanne and Peter Jeffries, over 30 years of research experience. Free. Reservations required: 603-756-2933. Sponsored by the Walpole Historical Society.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Townshend Farmers’ Market: 3:30-6:30 p.m., Townshend Common, junction Route 30 and 35. Final week. Fresh seasonal vegetables, eggs, grass-fed meats; fresh baked goods, handmade soaps, hand blown glass, hand carved chairs; dinners. Rain location in the white church. Information: 802-869-2141 or visit Facebook.

Open House: 4-8 p.m., Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St., Brattleboro. Guided tour of the refurbished facility. Refreshments. All welcome.

Putney Free Health Clinic: Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Putney Medical Office, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: Putney Family Services: 802-387-2120.

Windham County CERT Meeting: 7 p.m., Putney Firehouse. Civilian Emergency Response Team meeting. New volunteers welcome. Refreshments. Information: Gaila Gulack at ggulack@hotmail.com.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: 7-7:45 a.m., Vermont Insight Meditation Center, in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Drew, 802-257-1213.

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.

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.

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.

Guilford Food Pantry: 5-6:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Pantry is open Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month).

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Second Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: Bruce Gilman, 802-251-0928.

Spring Forest Qigong: 5-6 p.m., Medicine for the People, 133 Main St., No. 7, Putney. Exercise and meditation class. Meets every Thursday. Details: 802-387-3028, ext. 1.

Narcotics Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.

Bingo: 6:30-9 p.m., Gassetts Grange, Jct. 10 and 103S, Chester. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Every Thursday. Refreshments. Information: 802-875-2637.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: 6-10 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Welcoming environment stressing fun, friendship while respecting the rules and customs of competitive play. All equipment provided. Fee $3 to help cover room rental. First-timers play free. Every Thursday. Information: Ed at ed.liebfried@gmail.com or 971-344-8730.

Dedicated Dads Making a Difference: 6-8 p.m., Early Education Services, 122 Birge St., Brattleboro. Free fathers support group. Dinner and child care provided. Information: Josh Miller, 802-254-3742, ext. 172.

Toastmasters: 6-7:30 p.m., at Marlboro College Graduate Center, Room 2E, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Toastmasters International. Improve communication, leadership skills, running effective meetings, and learn to think on your feet. Nurturing environment. Second and fourth Thursdays. Visitors welcome. Refreshments. Information: www.brattleboro.freetoasthost.ws.

Meditation Group: 7-7:45 p.m., The Center for Mindful Inquiry, 169 Main St., Brattleboro. Entrance in alleyway. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group. Each Thursday. All welcome. Cushions and chairs available. Information: 802-257-1984.

Al-Anon: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Center, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Toll free, 1-866-972-5266.

AA, Food and Fellowship: 7-11 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., potluck dinner; 8-9 p.m., step meeting; 9-11 p.m., fellowship and sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

Zen Meditation: 7:30-9 p.m., in Guilford. No charge. Beginners welcome. Information: 802-257-9425.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., 2012 Vt. International Film Festival Preview; 7:24 a.m., Green Mtn Club: The Long Trail and Winooski River; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Mind; 10:22 a.m., The Rhema Word; 11 a.m., Baseball at UVM; 11:35 a.m., Athens Community Christian Church; 12:30 p.m., Civil War Historian Coffin: Vt. & Human Freedom; 1:30 p.m., Riverbank Church: Take a Vow, The Vow of Pursuit; 2:24 p.m., Green Mtn Club: The Long Trail and Winooski River; 3 p.m., Prof. Horace Campbell on the life of Bob Marley; 4:30 p.m., Marijuana Resolve with Tristan Toleno; 5 p.m., All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., New England Cooks, Annie Copps of Yankee Mag.; 7 p.m., Candidate Conversations with Daryl Pillsbury: Wendy Wilton; 7:30 p.m., 2012 Vt. International Film Festival Preview; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Prof. Horace Campbell on the life of Bob Marley; 10:30 p.m., Deaf Queers, With Masa Nakama.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Vermont Governor Candidates Debate; 9:15 a.m., Vernon Selecboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:30 a.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 1 p.m., Leland & Gray High School Girls Soccer vs Black River; 2:34 p.m., Gov. Shumlin Weekly Press Conference; 2:59 p.m., Rep Betty Nuovo interviews Doug Hoffer, candidate for Auditor; 3:30 p.m., VTrans On the Road; 3:55 p.m., Health Care Payment Models, UVM Panel; 5 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 7 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 7:35 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 8:44 p.m., VTrans On the Road; 9 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 11 p.m., Water Quality in the Aftermath of Irene: Vt. DEC.

Friday

Music/Dance

Kevin Parry Performs: 7-10 p.m., at the West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry takes requests on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Evening of Bluegrass: 7:30 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Music by Virginia-based quartet Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets $16. Ticket reservations and information: 802-254-9276.

Argentine Tango Milonga: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. "Shall We Dance?" will co-sponsor Aparicion de Tango for an Argentine Tango Milonga. Lesson at 7:30 p.m. Dancing from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Traditional and Neo Tango music. Information: Sally Wright at sally.brat.tango@gmail.com or 603-923-9743.

Theater

The BUHS Players: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, Auditorium, Fairground Road. BUHS Players present Neil Simon’s hilarious farce, "Fools." Admission $5 for all seats. Information: 802-451-3762.

10-Minute Play Festival: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Anything can happen in 10 minutes and usually does. Several plays. All seats $8, reservations recommended. Toll free box office 877-666-1855. Information: www.actors-theatre.info; actorstheatre2@gmail.com.

Film

Free Movie Night: 7:30 p.m., Williamsville Hall. Movie: "Water for Elephants." Rated PG-13. Jacob Jankowski joins the circus after the sudden death of his parents. Blu-Ray quality video and five-speaker surround-sound. Refreshments for sale: popcorn, water, soda and candy. For children and families.

Kids

Read With Me: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Free books for your child, birth to age 6. Laura Lawson Tucker to lead parents and children in reading activities. Hosted by Vermont Humanities Council and Winston Prouty Center for Child Development. Childcare provided. To register: 802-257-5600.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Whitingham Elementary School. For children 0-5 years old with parent or childcare provider. Led by Amanda Hiouas. Sponsored by Early Education Services. Information: 802-368-7872.

Storytime and Crafts: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jamaica Memorial Library. Every Friday. Information: 802-874-4901.

Storytime for Preschoolers: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Singing or a craft after stories. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

Friday Teen Night: 6-11 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Grades 7 through 18 year olds. Bands, DJs, skate jams, and movies. Free meal at 6 p.m., dinner. Information: 802-254-5990.

Dungeons and Dragons: 5-9 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Fantasy-based, epic storytelling game. Other games, also. Ages 13 and up. Reservations required. Information: 802-463-4270 or bfyouth@sover.net.

Outdoors/Recreation

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Ongoing Yoga/Pilates. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Healing Walk: 4-6 p.m., at Manitou. Meet in the parking lot at 4 p.m. Meditative walk around Manitou’s Sanctuary Trail. Rain or shine. Located at 300 Sunset Lake Road, 1.4 miles up from Williamsville Village. Information: Kirsten Edelglass, 802-579-4496.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Scrambled eggs with boursin and spinach, vegetable hash with celeriac, turnip and carrots, scone, fruit, juice and yogurt. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Free Dinner: 5-7 p.m., The Community Church of Whitingham. Free dinner on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Join neighbors in fellowship and food.

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.

Ongoing Events

Scleroderma Support Group of Southern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Scleroderma Foundation, 802-464-5847.

Meditation: 7:30-8:45 a.m., Biologic Wellness Center, Merchants Bank, 205 Main St., Brattleboro (ground floor, basement entrance on right). Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Free mindfulness class and sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Every Friday. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

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.

Hospice Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-7 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.

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.

Candlelight AA Meeting: 9-11 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. AA discussion and fellowship with candlelit setting. Information: 802-257-5600.