Friday November 2, 2012

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Music/Dance

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: Pape Ba of Senegal, West Africa. For all levels. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Sliding scale $12-$15. Wear comfortable, loose clothes, bring water. Accompanied by live drumming. 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.


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Alfred Hitchcock Film Festival: 6:30 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Residents of Bodega Bay are suddenly confronted with a malicious, full-scale attack by birds of all shapes and sizes. Not rated. 119 mins., 1963. Call for film title. Information: Jerry Carbone, Library Director, 802-254-5290, ext. 101.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Early Education Services, 130 Birge St., Brattleboro. For children 0-5 years old with parent or childcare provider. Led by Amanda Hiouas. Sponsored by Early Education Services. Information: 802-368-7872.

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.

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.

Making Change: 4-5 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Support group for youth dealing with substance abuse issues. Sponsored by Turning Point and HCRS. Snacks provided. Information: 802-257-5600.

Halloween Safe House: 5:30-7 p.m., at Putney Cares Barn. Putney Cares Board members invite Putney Trick-or-Treaters to stop by to warm up, have some treats, and rehydrate. Use barn as a place to meet if you get divided, or just stop by to say hello and Happy Halloween.

Halloween Horribles Parade: 5:30 p.m., Meet at Brattleboro Co-op, lower Main Street. treats and sensory boxes; 6 p.m., parade up Main Street to the Gibson-Aiken Center for costume judging, prizes, goodie bags, and more. Information: 802-254-5808.

Guilford Trick Or Treat: 6 p.m., at Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Stories, songs, cider, doughnuts, and a book for a treat. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

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

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 10:15-11:45 a.m., Gentle yoga. 11 a.m.-noon, Walking for Seniors. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Ongoing Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Kickbox and Conditioning; 7-9 p.m., Men’s League basketball pickup games. 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. 3-4:45 p.m., Grades K-6. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

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. Final Wednesday Market this season. Information: 802-254-8885; www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

Local Voices: 7-8:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. A group of local writers who meet the last Wednesday each month. Writers welcome to read their new unpublished works of fiction and poetry. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948 Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m., or moorefreelibrary.org.

Ongoing Events

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.

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

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.

Chess Club: 6-9 p.m., Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H. Meets 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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:38 a.m., Stillness in Motion, Tai Chi with Rich Marantz; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Landmark College Presents: "Red to Green" Robert Meeropol on Political Panic; 10 a.m., Stillness in Motion, Tai Chi with Rich Marantz; 10:30 a.m., Landmark College: Bialystock & Sandglass Theater; 12 p.m., Dinner with Bernie in Putney; 1:30 p.m., Words of Peace: Life: Playing One Key at a Time; 2 p.m., The Rhema Word; 2:31 p.m., Living on a Back Road in Vt.: Chapter 1: The Mad Bus; 3 p.m., Landmark College: Bialystock & Sandglass Theater; 4:30 p.m., Bratt Literary Festival 2012: Howard Frank Mosher; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6:02 p.m., Living on a Back Road in Vt.: Chapter 1: The Mad Bus; 6:30 p.m., Bratt Literary Festival 2012: Local Author Showcase; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., World Learning 80th Anniv. Symposium; 11:30 p.m., Army Newswatch: Soldiers Journal.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:04 a.m., Organic Politics: Major News Outlets Block Independents; 8:30 a.m., Brattleboro Development Review Board; 9:30 a.m., Interview Independence: Vt. Treasurer Beth Pearce; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:17 a.m., The David Pakman Show: From This Week; 11:16 a.m., Interview with Randy Brock, Republican Candidate for Governor.; 12 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Samantha Kane Eagle ND, MS; 12:30 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission; 3:15 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg. 10 18 12; 6 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 6:31 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., Vincent Illuzzi Tours Brattleboro Campaign 2012; 8 p.m., Organic Politics: Major News Outlets Block Independents; 8:30 p.m., Interview Independence: Vt. Treasurer Beth Pearce; 9 p.m., Candidate Conversations with Daryl Pillsbury: Wendy Wilton; 9:30 p.m., Candidate for Vt. State Treasurer Wendy Wilton; 10 p.m., Candidates for Vt. Lt. Gov., Phil Scott, Cassandra Gekas; 10:30 p.m., Vt. Candidates for US Congress: : Donka (R), Welch (D), Desroches (I), LaFramboise (VoteKiss), Newton (LU).

Thursday, Nov. 1

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.

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.