Saturday January 12, 2013

Today Music/Dance

Community Contradance: 7-9 p.m., Oak Grove School, 15 Moreland Ave., Brattleboro. BMC Celtic Classes performing, led by Becky Tracy and Keith Murphy. Peter Amidon, calling. Beginners welcome, all dances will be taught, Cost: Students, $4; adults, $7; family, $20.

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.

Americana Music: 7:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Evening of acoustic/electric Americana music with The Grand Slambovians (a.k.a. Gandalf Murphy and the Slabovian Circus of Dreams) and Jug-Tonk Stompers. Presented by Twilight Music. Admission: General, $20; students and seniors, $18. Information and reservations: 802-254-9276.

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.

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.

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Indoor play space and discover center. 10:30-11 a.m., Healthy Snack and Story from the Co-Op. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. Children, $6; under 6 months free. Information: 802-254-5212.

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.

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: 3-9 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.

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. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

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

Blood Pressure Clinic: 10-11:30 a.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center, 18 Tuttle St. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

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.

Scleroderma Support Group of Southern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Scleroderma Foundation, 802-464-5847.

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. This week: Sweaters $1. 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.

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: Chef Jeffrey Lang, The Alchemist; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., For the Animals: Randy Schaetzke; 9:30 a.m., Community Medical School: Saving Your Skin; 10:30 a.m., Words of Peace: This is Your Time; 11 a.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro; 11:30 a.m., Why Fi? The Dangers of Going Wireless; 12 p.m., Poetry Reading: Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward; 1:15 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Opener; 1:30 p.m., The Vermont Movie Update; 2 p.m., Zero Waste Central:Cassandra Brush and Colin O’Neil; 2:30 p.m., Community Medical School: Saving Your Skin; 3:30 p.m., Riverbank Church: All I Need For Christmas Pt.2; 4:30 p.m., Words of Peace: This is Your Time; 5 p.m., Soldiers Journal Show; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live Broadcast; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News; 6:30 p.m., VYO Chorus and Concert Chorale: Winter Concert; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op Grand Opening; 11:15 p.m., Nuclear Waste: The Gift That Keeps on Giving.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:30 a.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview; 9 a.m., Education, Conversation: Lunch Programs; 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 9:58 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 1 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 2:55 p.m., Leland & Gray Boys Basketball vs. Black River High School; 4 p.m., BUHS Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Spaulding; 6:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview; 7 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 11 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Inspirational Concert: 6:30 p.m., Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1002 Fort Bridgman Road (Rte. 142), Vernon. Jennifer LaMountain sings songs from her latest album, "Confessions: Hymns and Songs of Faith." Free. Followed by fellowship and light refreshments.

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.

Brattleboro Concert Choir: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Directed by Susan Dedell. Choir presents "Towards the Light," Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. Tickets: General, $15; students, $10, call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or visit bmcvt.org.

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.

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.

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.

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. 12, and 19. Call ahead: 802-579-1577, 802-387-3794, or 802-254-3360. Benefit trip to New York in May, 2013.

Collectors’ Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, Chickering Drive, Brattleboro. Hosted by Tri Town Collectors Club. Area collectors of all ages are invited to meet various hobbyist. Door prizes. Family fun day of buying and selling collectibles. No admission charge. Information: Joe Fuller, 802-297-1274 or Pepsijoseph@yahoo.com.

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

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. This week: Sweaters $1. 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, Jan. 13

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.

Brattleboro Concert Choir: 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Directed by Susan Dedell. Choir presents "Towards the Light," Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. Tickets: General, $15; students, $10, call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or visit bmcvt.org.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Rupa Cousins of Putney and Lerna of West Brattleboro. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Informal Singing Group: Gathering at Linda Rubinstein’s house, Miller Road, Dummerston. The Ridgetones invite new singers. No experience necessary. Songbooks provided. 6 p.m., potluck supper; 7 p.m., singing. Information: Ron Minnes, 802-257-1640 or e-mail minnesron48 @gmail.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

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.

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

Socialist Party-USA: 1 p.m., Brattleboro Food Coop, Meeting Room, entry on Canal Street, Brattleboro. Brattleboro Area local of the Socialist Party-USA to meet. Interested members of the public invited. Information: 802-387-4060.

New England Predators: 4 p.m., at the Putney Library. Putney Mountain Association presents "The Puzzle of New England Predators." John Foster, a naturalist from the New England Naturalist Training Center, to speak about local predators like coyote, fisher, and bobcat. Question and answer period follows. Brief Association meeting precedes program.

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.