Saturday December 22, 2012

Today

Music/Dance

Kevin Parry Performs: 7-10 p.m., at the Sitzmark, West Dover. Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., ELLM Hall, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Band: William Brothers. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: 802-722-9205 or 603-357-0794. Kids

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. 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.

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

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.

Crèche Display: More than 1,000 sets of Nativity scenes. Located in Guilford. Call Shirley Squires to set up an appointment: 802-254-2696. All welcome.

Warm Hands, Warm Hearts: Donations needed of winter clothing for adults, children of all ages, including toddlers and infant PJs. Blankets also needed. Collection box on porch, Masonic Center, Main St., Brattleboro, though end of January. Checks accepted, make out to Warm Hands, with "clothing" on the memo line, send to: Warm Hands, P.O. Box 6214, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Information: rfagge@sover.net.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Exchange Students in Vermont; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., New England Cooks, Nina Lesser-Goldsmith; 9 a.m., Youth Services "Battle of the Bands 2012"; 11:14 a.m., Youth Services Celebrates 40 years Serving Windham County; 11:30 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 12:10 p.m., RIverbank Church: Our Stories, John and JAnice; 1 p.m., Aralyn’s Quest: Episode 3; 2 p.m., Bratt Lit Fest ‘12, Embrace Your Inner Italian; 3:25 p.m., The Rhema Word; 4 p.m., Sustainable Aging: Advance Directives; 5 p.m., The Retreat’s Keep Talking: The Emerging Adult; 5:30 p.m., Community Calendar; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., Area Christmas Displays 2011; 6:30 p.m., BUHS "Poetry Out Loud" 2012; 7:05 p.m., Ceremony for Departed Comrades: Brattleboro Post 5; 7:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 8 p.m., On to the Hoosac, on to the West; 9 p.m., For the Animals: Jane E. King & Oliver; 9:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: A Better Perspective; 11 p.m., Gay USA; 11 p.m., Aralyn’s Quest: Episode 3.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:20 a.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg: Town Plan; 9 a.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 9:45 a.m., Community Calendar; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Hartford; 12:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 4 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 8 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Rep. Tristan Toleno.

Sunday

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.

Community Solstice Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Dance to honor the darkness of winter and the beginning of the return of the light. Ancient and recent dances, candle dances. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Compassion Flow Yoga Benefit: 4 p.m., Currier Center Dance Studio at The Putney School. Instructor Diana Whitney to teach all levels vinyasa flow. Beginners welcome. Challenging poses offered for experienced students. Pay what you can. Benefit Project Feed the Thousands. Information: Diana Whitney, diana@coreflowyoga.com or 802-257-4032.

Kevin Parry Performs: 7-10 p.m., at the West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry takes rock ‘n’ roll requests on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

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.

Miscellaneous

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Claire Stanley. Her talk: "Whole-Hearted Life, Nothing Left Out," on her "daily life retreat" she recently completed.

Christmas Program: During 10:30 a.m. service at the Third Congregational Church of Alstead, River Street, Alstead, N.H. Presented by The Good News Club and the Sunday School. All welcome. Candlelight service at 6 p.m. at the church.

Panel Discussion About Life: 12:30-2 p.m., Guilford Community Church. Topic: "College, Work and Life After High School." Panel of graduates. For all current high school juniors and seniors and their parents. Directions: I-91 to Exit 1 (Brattleboro), south on Route 5, just past the country store, left on Bee Barn Road, left again on Church Drive.

Outdoor Pageant: 6 p.m., Dummerston Congregational Church, Dummerston Center. The Youth Group, young adults and children in 5th grade and older, move from setting to setting to tell the Nativity Story. Dress warmly. Cookies, cocoa and a visit from Santa. Information: susanna@grifen.com, 802-258-0544.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Aralyn’s Quest: Episode 3; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: A Better Perspective; 10:30 a.m., RIverbank Church: Our Stories, John and JAnice; 11:20 a.m., Bratt Lit Fest ‘12, Embrace Your Inner Italian; 12:30 p.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 1:25 p.m., BUHS "Poetry Out Loud" 2012; 2 p.m., Words of Peace: In Brazil; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Athens Community Christian Church; 4:30 p.m., Sustainable Aging: Advance Directives; 5:30 p.m., Community Calendar; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., The Retreat’s Keep Talking: The Emerging Adult; 6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast; 7:05 p.m., Vigil for the Homeless: A Look Back; 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8:30 p.m., Youth Services "Battle of the Bands 2012"; 10:42 p.m., Youth Services Celebrates 40 years Serving Windham County; 11 p.m., Breaking The Taboo: Exposing Global Drug Policy.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9:45 a.m., Community Calendar; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Annual Mtg.; 11 a.m., BUHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Hartford; 1:30 p.m., Brattleboro Developmental Review Board; 4:30 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 5:40 p.m., Representative Peter Welch: Medicare Open Enrollment; 6 p.m., VSNAP Mtg. on Vemont Yankee’s Discharge Permit; 8:30 p.m., Organic Politics: Our Own Money; 9 p.m., Brattleboro Developmental Review Board.