Wednesday November 21, 2012

Today

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.

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 West Coast Swing 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. 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.


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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

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

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

Winter Tag Sale: 3-5 p.m., Stratton Resort Base Lodge, Lower Overflow Room. Gloves, clothes, helmets, hats, skis boards. Last year’s leftover items for sale. All proceeds to benefit the Stratton Foundation, a non-profit organization.

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., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast; 7:45 a.m., Ben Aleshire at the Brattleboro Lit Fest; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Athens Community Christian Church; 10 a.m., Words of Peace: You Can Make A Difference; 10:30 a.m., Burlington Book Fest: Bill McKibben: Taking on the Fossil Fuel Companies; 11:15 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12 p.m., Tribute to George Stoney: How Film Can Change Lives; 2:30 p.m., Riverbank Church Finances; 3:30 p.m., Marijuana Resolve: Matt Simon; 4 p.m., Landmark College: Ellen McCulloch-Lovell; 5:15 p.m., Conversations with Daryl: Turning Point of Windham County; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report, Live; 6:30 p.m., BCTV Open Studio: Putney Craft Tour; 7 p.m., Putney Craft Tour; 7:30 p.m., Opiates: A discussion with Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., New England Cooks, Robert Dekeersgieter, Spirit of the Ethan Allen; 10:30 p.m., Khrushchev: 50th Ann. of the Cuban Missile Crisis; 11:15 p.m., Survivor: George Becker at 106.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 8:04 a.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 10:15 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:30 a.m., Montpelier Connection: Death with Dignity Special; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 1:30 p.m., Vt. Workers Center & Vt. Leads Discussion on Healthcare; 3:15 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 6 p.m., Organic Politics: The Road Ahead; 6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll: 7-11 p.m., Rick’s Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. The Brattlyn Brothers perform. Featuring Kevin Parry on guitar, Ken Storey on bass, Richard Mayer on drums and Joe Santry on guitar. Free. Information: 802-365-4310 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., Elm Hall, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. Band: Bushwhack. Admission: Members, $8; non-members, $10. Coffee and pastry provided. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: Pauline, 603-903-0773.

Singer/Songwriter: 7:30 p.m., In the Chapel, Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Elizabeth Rogers, opera singer turned singer/songwriter, performs in the Stone Church Arts concert series. Tickets: $20, $15 for seniors and children under 12 at the door. Information: 802-463-3100 or www.stonechurcharts.org.

Contra Dance: 8-10:30 p.m., Pierce’s Hall, East Putney. 7:30 p.m., beginners’ workshop. Fred Breunig, caller. Randy Miller & Roger Kahle, band. Suggested donation $7. Information: 802-387-5357.

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.

Tree Identification Walk: 11 a.m., meet at Putney Central School, Forest trailhead kiosk (172 Westminster Road, Putney, look for swimming pool behind school). Led by naturalist Gino Palmeri. Park in pool driveway. Limited to 15 people. Registration encouraged, leave voicemail at 802-246-7693 with name and phone (do not call school).

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.

Miscellaneous

Christmas Crafts Fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Walpole (N.H.) Fire Station. Over 30 crafters. Handmade items. Queen-sized quilt to be raffled. Sponsored by the Walpole Fire & EMS.

Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Westminster. Crafts, candles, gifts, handmade items, collectables, and homemade baked goods. 11 a.m., Santa visits. Craft project for all ages. Vt. basket raffle, tickets $1 each or six for $5, drawing at 2 p.m. Christmas Café 11 a.m.-2 p.m., soup, sandwiches, and more. Hosted by the Women’s Fellowship.

Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Wreaths and greens, partridge berry bowls, tree decorations, drawing, food and candy sales, knitted and crocheted items, doll clothing that will fit American Girl dolls; lunch featuring corn chowder and sandwiches. Information: 802-254-9767.

Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Chesterfield, N.H., Town Hall. Beaded jewelry, kissing balls, centerpieces, wreaths, purses/totes, decorative plates, and various other crafts. Accepting toys and holding a raffle to benefit Operation Toy Drop. Hosted by the Chesterfield Girl Scouts. Information: 603-313-3670.

Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., American Legion Hall, Court Street, Keene, N.H. Crafts, baked goods, luncheon and more. Sponsored by the Keene American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 4. Information: 603-352-9703 or 603-209-7500.

Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-3 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.

Christmas Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Black River High School gym, Ludlow. 50 quality craftsmen. Senior class selling wreaths. Free parking. Food. Free admission.

Rotary Christmas Trees: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., in front of Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. 48th Annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes.

Meet the Author and Illustrator: 2 p.m., Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. Author Willem Lange and illustrator Bert Dodson will discuss and read from their newest collaboration, "The White Footed Mouse." Information: 802-463-9404.

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.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Music/Dance

Dance Your Prayers: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Putney Community Center. A weekly, all-ages dance jam to nourish tribal consciousness, sacred connection, and heart-openings through music, dance and celebration. Suggested donation, $5. Presented by Tribal Mystics. Every Sunday. Information: marcellaeversole@yahoo.com or http://tinyurl.com/7gxsgng.

Ukelele Jam: 2 p.m., The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Sunday Ukulele Club with Ben Carr aka Southern Vermont Ukulele Society. Basic techniques for beginners, songs and advanced playing techniques. Bring a song, original, cover, any style. Suggested donation $5. Open to all ages. Under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Last Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Taught by Jane Buchen and Lynn Heartwood of the Northeast Kingdom. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Kids

Teen Get-Together: 6:30 p.m., Bethel Chapel, 28 Birge St., Brattleboro. High School/Teen Group for grades 7-12 and for young adults up to 20 years old. Information: 802-254-6687.

Outdoors/Recreation

Speed Skating: 7:30-8:30 a.m., Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. For ages 7 and up. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Free Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Three homemade soups, including corn chowder, vegetable or chili, served with roasted turkey sandwiches, potato chips, cake and ice cream and beverages. For a ride or further information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Rotary Christmas Trees: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., in front of Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. 48th Annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes.

Ongoing Events

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10-11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6-7 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Back to Life AA program. Information: 802-257-5600.