Saturday January 5, 2013

Today Music/Dance

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., ELLM Hall, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Featuring live music by Wise Guys. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: 802-722-9205 or 603-357-0794.

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.

Kids

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Indoor play space and discover center. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. Children, $6; under 6 months free. Information: 802-254-5212.

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.

Winter Coastal Birding Trip: 9:15 a.m., Fisherman’s Monument in Gloucester, Mass. Led by Chris and Nissa Petrak.


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Search Gloucester Harbor for wintering ducks, gulls, alcids, and grebes; Cape Ann stopping at Eastern Point Lighthouse, Niles Pond, coastal stops, Granite Pier, Andrews Point. Information: chrsptrk@svcable.net.

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Living Memorial Park, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. $5 charge. Hill maintained and operated by Living Memorial Park Snow Sports. Weather permitting. Information: www.vtsnowsports.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.

Try Out Circus Classes: New England Center for Circus Arts, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, #300, Brattleboro. Sample a class for free. Open 2-3 p.m. (age 1 1/2 years to 7 years plus parents); and 3-4 p.m. (age 8 years to adult). For anyone curious about circus and wants to try out the activities. All ages and abilities welcome. Includes trapeze, juggling, low wire, aerial silks, German wheel (for adults), and hula hooping. No pre-registration required. Information: 802-254-9780 or www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

Meals

Bean Supper: 5-6:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, Main Street, Winchester, N.H. Served family style. Cost: Adults, $8; children, $3; family, up to 5 members, $20. Information: 603-239-4465. No advanced ticket sales. Handicapped accessible.

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

Curbside Tree Pickup: Merry Mulch, Christmas Tree Recycling for Brattleboro residents. Brattleboro Union High School Band and Chorus members will pick up Christmas trees curbside and turn it into mulch for a $10 donation. Pickup dates: Jan. 5, 12, and 19. Call ahead: 802-579-1577, 802-387-3794, or 802-254-3360. Benefit trip to New York in May, 2013.

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.

Ongoing Events

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.

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: 7:05 a.m., Riverbank Church: All I Need for Christmas; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Youth Services "Battle of the Bands 2012"; 10:30 a.m., Positively Vermont: The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh; 11:15 a.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Opener; 11:30 a.m., Literacy in Science: Teacher Presentation BEEC; 1 p.m., The Rhema Word; 1:35 p.m., The Vermont Movie Update; 2 p.m., Breaking The Taboo: Exposing Global Drug Policy; 3 p.m., BUHS "Poetry Out Loud" 2012; 3:45 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Peter Gilbert "I Was Thinking"; 4:30 p.m., Traditional Balinese Music with Boston’s Gamelan Galak Tika; 5:35 p.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro; 6 p.m., Peak Keepers Discuss Industrial Wind Power; 7:05 p.m., Brattleboro Tonight: Christmas Special 1980; 8:30 p.m., Freedom And Unity: The Vermont Movie; 9 p.m., On to the Hoosac, on to the West; 10 p.m., Sustainable Aging: Advance Directives; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:54 a.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 a.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 2 p.m., BUHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Hartford; 3:30 p.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 4 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 5 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview; 7 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 10:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.

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.

Jazz Jam: 2 p.m., The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Facilitated by Jamie MacDonald. For instrumentalists and singers to play and learn bebop, standards, or other jazz music. All levels welcome. First Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Balkan Dance: 7-10 p.m., Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 6:30 p.m., beginner/intermediate session. Participatory line and circle dances from the Balkans with live music by Xopo. Bring water bottle and clean soft-soled shoes. All levels welcome. Any musicians and singers welcome to sit in with Xopo at 8 p.m. Suggested donation $12. Contact: Information: rachelleackerman@yahoo.com or 802-257-9513

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

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: Noon-4 p.m., Living Memorial Park, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. $5 charge. Hill maintained and operated by Living Memorial Park Snow Sports. Weather permitting. Information: www.vtsnowsports.org.

Tracking in Marlboro: 1-3:30 p.m. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center’s naturalist to lead a tracking expedition following a trail in Marlboro. Program is weather dependent. For further information: www.beec.org or 802-257-5785.

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. Sunday’s talk, "Peace of Mind and the Dharma of Relationships."

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: 8:30 a.m., Traditional Balinese Music with Boston’s Gamelan Galak Tika; 9:35 a.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro; 10 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Spirit of Thanksgiving; 11:30 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12:15 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Opener; 12:30 p.m., On to the Hoosac, on to the West; 1:30 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Peter Gilbert "I Was Thinking"; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Mass: November 3, 2012; 3:30 p.m., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast; 4:15 p.m., Vt. Working Landscape Partnership & Rural Lands Enterprise Fund; 5 p.m., Poetry Reading: Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward; 6:20 p.m., BUHS "Poetry Out Loud" 2012; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Mass; 8 p.m., Youth Services "Battle of the Bands 2012"; 10:12 p.m., Authors at Village Square: W. Lang on White Footed Mouse and Favor Johnson; 11 p.m., Sustainable Aging: Advance Directives.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., BUHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Hartford; 9:30 a.m., Organic Politics: Our Own Money; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Developmental Review Board; 1 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg; 3 p.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview; 3:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:24 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Vt. Implementation of Affordable Care Act, Intro; 11 p.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 11:30 p.m., Organic Politics: Our Own Money.