Thursday November 1, 2012

Today Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Second series begins. Thursdays through Dec. 13 (not Thanksgiving Day). Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Series $40 or $8 per class. Information: Information: 802-387-4330 or 802-875-4102.

Belly Dance Classes: 5:15-6:30 p.m., at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Fun, beginner and beyond class. Fee. To register: 802-257-8877.

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.

Film

Documentary Film: 7 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. "White: A Memoir in Color" introduced and followed by discussion with producer, director and editor, Joel Katz. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project. Tickets $10, at Offerings in Putney and online at www.nextstagearts.org, and at the door. All proceeds benefit NSAP. Information: 802-387-8500 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

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

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. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6-8 p.m., Volleyball; 8-10 p.m., Badminton, for all abilities. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Townshend Community Dinner: Noon, at the Townshend Church. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3 for over 60; $4 for all others. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

NaNoWriMo Write-In: 3:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. National Novel Writing Month begins. Every Thursday. Different theme each week. Goal is to write 50,000 words during November. For teens and adults. Information: 802-463-4270, rockinghamlibrary.org.

Adult Drawing Classes: 6-8 p.m, Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Six week session starting Nov. 1. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Skateboard Meeting: 6:30 p.m., in the Hanna Cosman Room, Municipal Center, 230 Main St. BASIC, the Skateboard Park Committee meets.

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.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., Brattleboro.

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.

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. Fun, friendship, while usin rules and customs of competitive play. All equipment provided. Fee $3. 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.

Mental Illness Support: 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, West Brattleboro. On-going support group for individuals whose family members are living with mental illness, the first Thursday of the month. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Information: Clare, 802-824-3909.

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.

Alateen Meeting: 7-8 p.m., Cafeteria Room B, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

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: 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 8:52 a.m., Riverbank Church: Finances-Generosity-Planning; 9:40 a.m., Living on a Back Road in Vt.: Chapter 1: The Mad Bus; 10 a.m., Bratt. Literary Festival 2012: Howard Frank Mosher; 11 a.m., Protecting Children from Internet Crime; 11:30 a.m., New England Cooks, Trina and Meggen Beaulier; 12:30 p.m., Danger Men Cooking; 1:28 p.m., Asian Long Horn Beetle Awareness; 1:59 p.m., Emerald Ash Borer Awareness; 2:30 p.m., Landmark College Presents: "Red to Green" Robert Meeropol on Political Panic; 3:30 p.m., The Rhema Word; 4:01 p.m., Words of Peace: Life: Playing One Key at a Time; 4:30 p.m., Agape Let God Write Your Story; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV Re-Broadcast fromToday; 6:30 p.m., Bratt Literary Festival 2012: Local Author Showcase; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., World Learning 80th Anniv. Symposium; 10:43 p.m., Living on a Back Road in Vt.: Chapter 1: The Mad Bus; 11 p.m., Landmark College: Bialystock & Sandglass Theater.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 a.m., Vt. Candidates for US Congress: Donka (R), Welch (D), Desroches (I), LaFramboise (VoteKiss), Newton (LU); 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live Broadcast; 11 a.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 12:45 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 3 p.m., Interview with Randy Brock, Republican Candidate for Governor.; 4 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 4:49 p.m., Organic Politics: Major News Outlets Block Independents; 5:15 p.m., Vincent Illuzzi Tours Brattleboro Campaign 2012; 6 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 8:10 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Samantha Kane Eagle ND, MS; 8:45 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission; 11:30 p.m., BCTV Open Studio: Bratt Police & Fire Facilities.

Friday

Music/Dance

Battle of the Bands: 7-10 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Sponsored by Youth Services. Public encouraged to attend and vote. Prizes. To register: www.youthservicesinc.org.

Ballroom and Latin Dance: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. A night of ballroom and Latin dancing presented by Shall We Dance Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., Free Waltz dance lesson. 8-10 p.m., Open dancing. Refreshments. Cost: Singles, $8; couples, $15; teens and seniors, $5. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Guitar Concert: 7 p.m., Dummerston Congregational Church, 1535 Middle Road, in Dummerston Center. "500 Years of Music for Guitar," with Peter Griggs, exploring music of the classical guitar from the Renaissance to the Contemporary. Freewill offering for musician, $10 suggested. Information: 802-257-0544, susanna@griefen.com.

Film

Brattleboro Film Festival: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. 6:30 p.m., "Once In A Lullaby," adventure of a 5th grade chorus from NYC PS 22 to their performance at the Oscars. Suitable for ages 8 and up. 8:30 p.m., "Ai Weiwei" Never Sorry," life and art of China’s preeminent contemporary artist and outspoken domestic critic, Ai Weiwei. Tickets: Adults, $8.50; students and seniors, $6.50; children 12 and under, $5, at the door. Description of film and information: www.brattleborofilmfestival.org.

Kids

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.

Stories and Crafts: 10 a.m., Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30, Townshend. Downstairs children’s library. First and third Friday each month. Information: 802-365-4039; www.townshendlibrary.org.

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.

DCF Book Club: 3-5 p.m., Pettee Memorial Library, Children’s Room, 6 South Main St., Wilmington. Discuss this year’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award nominee, "Troublemaker," by Andrew Clements. Treats and a fun activity. Recommended for grades 4-8. Information: 802-464-8557, petteelibrary@yahoo.com, or petteelibrary.org.

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.

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.

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.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades K-6. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Bavarian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, ham, yogurt, parfait, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Menu: Beef stew, peanut butter and jelly sandwichesm and pickles; cake for dessert. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3 for seniors, $5 for others. Books available on loan from the Guilford Free Library. Blood pressures taken courtesy of Guilford Cares. Information: 802-254-9774.

Athens Community Supper: 6 p.m., in the basement of Athens Community Church. Sponsored by Grafton Cares. First Friday of the month. No charge, but donations welcome. Information: Dennis and Karen, 802-869-2674.

Museums

Opening Reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. New England Biennial 2012, juried exhibit featuring work by 13 artists from throughout New England. Many artists in attendance. Free. Sponsored by People’s United Bank. On exhibit through March 1, 2013. Information: 802-257-0124 or www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Miscellaneous

Get To Know Your Library: Noon-12:30 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. "Tours and Tips for New and Experienced Library Users" with reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh. Tour of the adult section. First Friday of every month. Meet at the Reference Desk; no registration required. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 109 or asklibrarian@brooks.lib.vt.us.

Gallery Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., downtown Brattleboro and nearby locations. Features close to 40 exhibits open in galleries, cafes and other venues. Artists’ receptions and live music, dance and other performances. Guide available at participating venues. Information: Gallery Walk Coordinator Joy Wallens-Penford, info@gallerywalk.org, or 802-257-2616.

Ongoing Events

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., Brattleboro.

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.

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