Thursday November 8, 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: 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

Brattleboro Film Festival Winner: 6:30 p.m., Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Audience-chosen "Best in Fest" winner: "Chasing Ice," to be shown. Photographer James Balog’s time-lapse documentation of the disappearance of the earth’s major glaciers.


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Paul Cameron of Brattleboro Climate Protection to lead discussion after the film. 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

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.

Lectures

Carceral Power in Chicago: 7 p.m., Whittemore Apple Tree, Marlboro College. Rashad Shabazz, a geography professor at UVM, discusses the racial and sexual politics that informed the rise of "carceral" power in black Chicago during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Free. Public welcome. Information: 802-251-7644. In case of inclement weather: 802-451-7151.

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.

Gymnastics Registration: 3:30-6 p.m., Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Session II registration. 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

Newfane Senior Meal: Noon, Newfane Congregational Church. Menu: Celery and olives, roast turkey and dressing, potatoes, turnips, and carrots, cranberry and pumpkin bread, and apple crisp and ice cream. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3.50 for 60 and over, $4 for others. Information or reservations: 802-365-7870.

Miscellaneous

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

Case Management Help: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. HCRS at Turning Point, outreach post for community-based case management. Extra assistance in housing, budgeting, community integration, etc. Information: 802-257-5600.

Make-A-Plate: 1-5 p.m., Moore Free Library, Newfane. Annual "make a plate" drop-in event during library hours through Nov. 10. All ages welcome. Cost: $6, includes postage. Information: 802-365-7948.

Toastmasters Club: 6 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., 2nd floor, Brattleboro. BrattleMasters. This month: Nov. 8 and 29. Guests welcome at no charge. For people who want to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. Information: brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org or 413-325-6348.

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.

Pampered Chef Fundraiser: 6:30 p.m., at Guilford Fire Station, Guilford Center Road. Hosted by the Guilford Fire Department Auxiliary. Great for holiday gifts.

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.

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

Recovery Chat: 2-3 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. 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.

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: 7:30 a.m., SEVCA Low Income Weatherization; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 10:30 a.m., Agape Healing for a Broken Heart; 12 p.m., Brattleboro Film Festival Coming Attractions 2012; 12:30 p.m., Mongolian Music & Dance at Leland & Gray; 1:55 p.m., Sal Landau, Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up; 3 p.m., Brattleboro Figure Skating Club 2012; 4:05 p.m., Bratt Literary Festival 2012: Local Author Showcase; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV; 6:30 p.m., Army Newswatch: Soldiers Journal; 7 p.m., Aralyn’s Quest: Part 1; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Workshop at the Crowell Lot; 10:45 p.m., Athens Community Christian Church; 11:28 p.m., Emerald Ash Borer Awareness.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 9:09 a.m., Governor Shumlin speaks at BUHS; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 11:55 a.m., Leland and Gray Political Party Forum; 1:30 p.m., Brattleboro Police Fire Project Special Rep. Town Mtg.; 5:35 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Samantha Kane Eagle ND, MS; 6:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., BUHS Board Meeting; 11 p.m., Davenport Dinner 2012.

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.

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

Live Performance: 7:30 p.m., Horowitz Hall, Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. VA’s performing arts department presents "Urinetown: The Musical," a humorous satire. Admission: Adults: $10; students $5. Information: 802-869-6644.

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.

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.

Toddler Storyhour: 1:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Stories, songs, crafts for toddlers. Information: 802-365-7948.

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.

LEGO Challenge: 7-8:30 p.m., Dover Free Library. Ages 6 and up. Prizes in different age categories. Information: 802-348-7488 or visit: www.doverfreelibrary1913.org.

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: Stuffed eggs with sausage gravy, potato pancakes, scone, fruit, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Baked Bean and Ham Supper: 5 p.m., Bartonsville Grange Hall, opposite the Vermont State Police Barracks, Route 103, Rockingham. Cost: Adults, $9; children 6-12, $5; under 6 free. Information: Flora, 802-875-4131. All welcome.

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.

Miscellaneous

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Saxtons River. Clothing for all; shoes, boots and sneakers; bedding; household articles; toys. Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River.

Knife Sharpening Clinic: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thyme to Cook, 660 Rockingham Road, Route 5, at Exit 6 off I-91, (parking lot of Leslie’s Tavern), Rockingham. Conducted by Wusthof Knives. First knife sharpened free, two more sharpened for $2 each. All sharpening proceeds benefit Our Place Drop in Center in Bellows Falls. Information: 802-463-4929.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11:30 a.m.-noon, Guilford Community Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Monthly Friday Book Group: Noon, Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Discussion of Pat Conroy’s "The Water is Wider." Books available at the library. Bring a lunch or just interest in discussion. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948.

Make-A-Plate: 1-5 p.m., Moore Free Library, Newfane. Annual "make a plate" drop-in event during library hours through Nov. 10. All ages welcome. Cost: $6, includes postage. Information: 802-365-7948.

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. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Info: mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

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: 2-3 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.