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.
Winter Solstice Dance: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. A night of ballroom and Latin dancing presented by Shall We Dance Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., a waltz dance lesson taught. 8-10 p.m., Open dancing. Refreshments. Cost for dance and lesson: Singles, $8; couples, $15; teens and seniors, $5. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; firstname.lastname@example.org.
BMC Chamber Music Series: 7:30 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Rubens Quartet. Brattleboro Music Center Chamber Music Series presents Sarah Kapustin and Tali Goldberg, violins; Roeland Jagers and Dimitri Murrath, violas; Joachim Eijlander and Judith Serkin, cellos. Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132; Brahms String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36. Tickets ($30, $20, $10) call the BMC, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org. Theater
Live Theater: 7:30 p.m., in the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "The Woman in Black," a Gothic thriller based on the novel by Susan Hill.
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.
Stories and Crafts: 10 a.m., Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30, Townshend. Downstairs children’s library. First and third Friday each month. Info: 802-365-4039; www.townshendlibrary.org.
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 email@example.com.
PJ Shabbat: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Jewish Community’s Synagogue, 151 Greenleaf St., West Brattleboro. Children invited to wear their pajamas and come with their parents to welcome Shabbat with blessings, songs, stories and a sweet treat. Appropriate for children ages 5 and younger. Information: bajcvermont.org.
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.
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.
Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: French toast, home fries, sausage, fruit, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.
Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Menu: Easy chicken bake and biscuits, and Vermont maple carrot cake. Library books available. Blood pressures taken. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Information: 802-254-9774.
Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, at Halifax Community Hall, at the intersection of Brook and Branch roads in West Halifax. Menu: Meatballs, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls, and a dessert. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. All seniors welcome. Reservations appreciated: Joan, 802-368-7733.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com 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: 10 a.m.-5 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.
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.
Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., VSBR 2012 Conference Keynote Address; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Shut it Down!, Look at the Famed Affinity Group; 10:15 a.m., Global Peace Chant; 10:30 a.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala; 12:45 p.m., VYO Chorus and Concert Chorale: Winter Concert; 2 p.m., Caring Connections: Advance Health Care Planning; 2:30 p.m., Words of Peace: Your Strengths; 3 p.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro, December 2012; 3:30 p.m., Shut it Down!, Look at the Famed Affinity Group; 4:45 p.m., The Rhema Word: Sandy Prediction; 5:30 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Time of Severity; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report, Live; 6 p.m., Vt. Countryside: Jed Davis, Cabot Creamery’s Sustainability Program; 6:40 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Education Center Groundbreaking; 7:30 p.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro, December 2012; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., VYO Chorus and Concert Chorale: Winter Concert; 10:45 p.m., Drift Wars at Okemo Mountain Resort; 11 p.m., VSBR 2012 Conference Keynote Address.
Brattleboro Channel 10: 9:58 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 3:45 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 5 p.m., Hunger Free Vermont: Earned Income Tax Credit’s connection to 3SquaresVT; 5:30 p.m., Under the Dome: Vermont Workers’ Center 2013 Legislative Kick Off Rally and Press Conference; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.
Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., ELLM Hall, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Featuring live music by Bushwhack. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: 802-722-9205 or 603-357-0794.
Music Night: 7:30 p.m., Old South Newfane Schoolhouse, corner of Dover Road and Auger Hole Road, South Newfane. Shelving Rock performs. Stephen Iachetta and T. Breeze Verdant with foot-stompin’ banjo, guitar and fiddle tunes. Donations welcome to fund new floor at schoolhouse.
Folk Music: 7:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Twilight Music presents contemporary folk singer/songwriter Lori McKenna and acoustic duo Kat Wright and Brett Hughes. Tickets: General, $20; students and seniors, $18. Ticket reservations and information: 802-254-9276.
Bluegrass Quartet: 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Hot Mustard performs. Two banjos, upright bass and guitar, voals and harmonies. Presented by Stone Church Arts. Admission: Adults, $17; seniors and children under 12, $13. Tickets: Village Square Booksellers, Brattleboro Books, and www.brattleborotix.com or at the door. Information: www.immanuelepiscopal.org or 802-463-3100.
Carnival Concert: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. The Buzzards Brass Band presented by Estey Organ Museum. Pete Simoneaux, bass drum and vocals; Tim Ellis, sousaphone; Stephen Voorhees, snare drum; Scott Sizer, trumpet; Dan DeWalt and Chuck Ober, trombones; Ron Kelley, Frank Sansone, Jon Mack and Walter Slowinski, saxophones; Jim Kurty, clarinet and saxophone; and Jeanushka Fishell, percussion. Also, Ned Phoenix, electric violin; Jon Matthew Worrall, Estey pipe organ. Suggested donation, $15 at the door to benefit the museum.
Live Jazz: 8 p.m., Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Vermont Jazz Center presents Gregoire Maret Quartet. Admission: General, $20; student, $15. Sponsored by William Schutt of Matcor, The Hampton Inn of Brattleboro, Vt. Arts Council and VPR and WFCR.
Live Theater: 7:30 p.m., in the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "The Woman in Black," a Gothic thriller based on the novel by Susan Hill. Admission: General, $12; seniors and students, $10. For reservations: 802-258-1344 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: vermonttheatrecompany.com.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Genealogy Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, in Walpole, N.H. Sponsored by the Walpole Historical Society. Jeanne and Peter Jeffries share information about how to start or how to solve problems; 30 years of research experience. Free. Reservations required: 603-756-2933.
Brattleboro Museum Guided Tour: 2 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Led by Chief Curator Mara Williams. Interactivite tour of exhibits including Nw England Biennial 2012. Cost: $8, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, free for members and children under 6. Contact: 802-257-0124 or www.brattleboromuseum.org.
MLK Day Celebration: 4-6 p.m., Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Fundraiser for the Brattleboro Union High School student group AWARE, which promotes multicultural awareness at BUHS and in the community. Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, hear poetry, enjoy a meal of soup and bread. Free, donations welcome.
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: 10 a.m.-4 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.