Friday November 16, 2012

Today Music/Dance

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 Rumba 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.

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.

British Jubilee: 7:30 p.m., Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. British Jubilee. Opening concert of the Windham Orchestra’s 2012-13 season. Music of England. Hugh Keelan, music director. Sir Edward Elgar’s "Enigma" Variations; Frederick Delius’ Prelude to Irmelin and Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Admission by donation. Advance tickets: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523. Information: bmcvt.org.

Folk Singers/Songwriters: 7:30 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Antje Duvekot and Mark Erelli plus Michael McDermott perform. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets: General, $16; students and seniors, $14. Ticket reservations and information: 802-254-9276.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Whitingham Elementary School.


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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.

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.

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

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: Greens, eggs and ham, home fries, fruit, juice yogurt. (Citizen’s Awareness Breakfast). Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Guilford Golden Agers meal. Menu: Harvest dinner. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation, $5 for seniors. Library books available. Blood pressures taken. Information: 802-254-9774.

Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, Halifax Community Hall, intersection of Branch and Brook roads in West Halifax. Menu: Turkey stroganoff over noodles, vegetables, roll and dessert. Handicapped accessible. All seniors welcome. Reservations appreciated, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

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.

Miscellaneous

Third Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., Bellows Falls. Sponsored by the Village Square Booksellers and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce of Bellows Falls. Stroll through art galleries, shops and art venues of Bellows Falls, for art, music and literary events. Information: 802-463-9404.

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.

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.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., New England Cooks, Paul Lucas; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Aralyn’s Quest: Part 1; 10 a.m., Mongolian Music & Dance at Leland & Gray; 11:15 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12 p.m., Opiates: A discussion with Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC; 12:30 p.m., New England Cooks, Paul Lucas; 1:30 p.m., World Learning 80th Anniv. Symposium; 3:15 p.m., Ben Aleshire at the Brattleboro Lit Fest; 3:30 p.m., Words of Peace: The Ocean in the Drop; 4 p.m., Sal Landau, Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up; 5:05 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Bill McKibben: Taking on the Fossil Fuel Companies; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live Weekend Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News; 6:30 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:25 p.m., Vt. Countryside: Highlands Center for Composting in Hardwick; 10 p.m., Opiates: A discussion with Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC; 10:30 p.m., Landmark College presents Ellen McCulloch-Lovell; 11:45 p.m., Ben Aleshire at the Brattleboro Lit Fest.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 8:40 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 4:34 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 7 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Women’s Chorus: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Brattleboro Women’s Chorus 17th Annual Fall Concert. Songs of pilgrimage -- travels of spirit. Directed by Becky Graber. Accompanied by Molly Steinmark on percussion. Cost: Adult, $10; generous, $15; students and seniors, $8. Information: 802-254-8994 or www.BrattleboroWomensChorus.org.

Jazz Quartet: 8 p.m., Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Vermont Jazz Center presents Louis Hayes Quartet. General admission, $20; student, $15. Sponsored by David Ellis and Ellis Music, The Hampton Inn of Brattleboro, Vt Arts Council and VPR and WFCR.

Kids

Teen Book Club: 6-9 p.m., Pettee Memorial Library, 6 South Main St., Wilmington. Casual discussion of "Divergent" by Veronica Roth. Pizza and a movie. Information: 802-464-8557, petteelibrary@yahoo.com, or petteelibrary.org.

Outdoors/Recreation

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 9-10 a.m., Kickbox/Conditioning. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Trap Practice: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sportsmen’s Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Every Saturday. Information: 802-579-1587.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 1-4 p.m., Grades 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Italian Buffet: 5-7 p.m., Jacksonville Community Church, Route 112, Jacksonville. Cost: Adults, $10; children over 3, $3. Benefit for the Jacksonville Church Driveway Fund.

Miscellaneous

Mistletoe Mart: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Congregational Church, on the Common, Walpole, N.H. Coffee time, luncheon, candy, baked goods, crafts, white elephants, gifts, and trims. Handicapped accessible.

Christmas on the Green: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Elm Street, Walpole, N.H. Holiday bazaar with hand-crafted gifts, holiday ornaments, plants, dried goods, baked goods, childrens’ books; cookie cans filled with homemade delectables. Information: 603-756-4533.

Country Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road (across from Shell), Brattleboro. Homemade crafts and articles, Grandma’s Attic, homemade doughnuts, applesauce, frozen apple pies; Christmas items. Coffee, cider, tea. Hosted by the Women of the FUMC. Proceeds to both local and church missions. Handicap accessible. Information: 802-254-4218 or fumc@sover.net.

Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Austine School, Holton Hall, fourth floor, on campus off Maple Street, Brattleboro. Crafts, gifts, food and more. Hosted by Austine School Museum Fund.

Annual Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Michael’s School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro. Raffles, homemade items, baked goods and Grandma’s Attic. Santa vistis at 10 a.m., bring a camera.

Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, Memorial Hall and Fireside Parlor, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Craft items including paintings, collages, photos, quilts, doll clothes, note cards and more. Gingerbread cookies to decorate, live music. Refreshments. Information: 802-254-4730.

Mission Fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., United Church of Winchester, N.H., corner of Main and Parker streets. Crafts, handmade decorations, knitted and crocheted items, quilts, baked goods, Chinese auction, Grandmother clock raffle, berry bowls, plants, SERRV items, CWS blanket and Heifer Project cards, white elephants. Coffee and doughnuts. Lunch, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by the Ladies Society. Proceeds to local and world missions.

Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Westmoreland United Church’s Fellowship Hall, Rte. 63, South Village Common, Westmoreland, N.H. Luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hand-crafted items, quilt raffle, themed baskets, home-baked goods and a cookie walk; holiday swags, arrangements, and berry bowls; white elephants. Proceeds for the Westmoreland Ladies Aid Society’s many mission projects. Information: 603-399-4975.

Thanksgiving Market: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brattleboro Farmers’ Market, Route 9, West Brattleboro, outdoors. Fall greens, potatoes and sweet potatoes, onions and turnips, winter squashes and garlic, apples, cider and hard cider. Grass-fed meats, cornmeal, maple syrup, preserves, and other products from local farms. EBT and debit welcome. Information: 802-254-8885.

Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Farm products, fresh baked goods, crafts, lunch, live music. Project of Post Oil Solutions. Information: 802-8692141 or farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Holiday Bazaar: 1-3 p.m., at the Historic Brookline Church, Grassy Brook Road, Brookline. Handknit sweaters, dolls, ornaments and more. Baked goods, coffee, cider and raffle ticket drawing for the "Moonlight-in-Vermont" quilt at 1 p.m. Directions: Turn right at the Newfane Flea Market and follow signs.

Meet the Author: 2-5 p.m., Brattleboro Food Coop, Community Room, Lower Main Street, Brattleboro. Dede Cummings, co-author of "Living with Crohn’s & Colitis" and author of a new cookbook, "Cooking Well: IBS," to discuss, make and share recipes to support IBS and Gluten intolerance. Cost: $10, shareholders; $15, non-shareholders.

Ongoing Events

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.

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.

Food Shelf Open: 9-10 a.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

Overeaters Anonymous: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.

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.

Al-Anon Meeting: 3-4 p.m., Brew Berry Conference Center #1, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

Easy Does It: 8:30-9:40 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2. Information: 802-257-5801.