Thursday January 31, 2013

Today Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays. Sessions run Jan. 3-Feb. 14, Feb. 21-April 4, and April 11-May 23. Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $8 per class; $40 for 6/7-weeks. No experience necessary. Information: Anne, 802-387-4330; or Melissa, 802-875-4102.

West Swing Lessons: 6-10 p.m., The Putney Inn, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney. Lessons with DanceVermont and Karen Graham. Every Thursday. Information: 802-387-5517.

Open Mic: 7-10 p.m., Marina Restaurant, Route 5, Brattleboro. Hosted by Kevin Parry. Every Thursday. Free. To sign up for a 20-minute slots, call 802-257-7563. Information: www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Live Music: 7-10 p.m., West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Jim Flynn plays every Thursday. Free. Information: 802-464-5207.

Live Jazz: 7-10 p.m., Rick’s Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. Information: 802-365-4310.

Film

January Film Series: 7 p.m., Next Stage, Main Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. Next Stage Arts Project series, "Films with Taste." Curated and hosted by Putney School Executive Chef Marty Brennan-Sawyer of Putney. Last of four films. This week: "Chocolat." Admission by donation, $5 suggested. Information: 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Lectures

Travel Talk: 7-8:30 p.m., at the Putney Library. Howard Prussack, co-owner of High Meadows Farm in Westminster, to show slides and talk about his recent trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma). Information: 802-387-4407.

Art and Technology Talk: 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Michel Moyse, speaker. Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for students, free for BMAC members. Information: BMAC, 802-257-0124.

Kids

Homeschool Program: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Building Blocks of the Earth. Learn to identify rocks and minerals, visit Grafton Forge and Grafton’s Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals. Ages 9-14. $18 child for Nature Museum members ($36 max. family); $20 child non-members ($40 max. per family). Parents no additional charge. Register at www.nature-museum or at 802-843-2111.

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-5 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.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Westminster West Public Library. Program of books, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. No charge. Information: 802-387-5737 or 802-387-4682.

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Thursday. For ages 2 and up. Songs, stories, and crafts for little ones and their caregivers. Information: 802-387-4407.

Children’s Story Hour: 11 a.m., Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. Pat Fowler reading. Reservations: 802-463-9404.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for ages 10 to 18. Information: 802-254-5990.

Preschool Storytime: 1:30 p.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

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

Senior Bowling: 9:15 a.m., Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Every Thursday. Bowling for seniors. Information: 802-254-2710 or 802-387-5757.

Strength Training for Seniors: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Cost: $3 per class; $5 for two. Instructor: Cyndy Gray. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

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.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6-8 p.m., Volleyball; 8-10 p.m., Badminton, for all abilities. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Miscellaneous

Fun with French: 2:30 p.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Fun with the language through the use of games, poems, songs and activities. Cost $5. For further information or to enroll: 802-254-6545.

WCSU Health Advisory Council: 3:30-4:30 p.m., in Room A-14, at Leland & Gray Union High School, Townshend. Windham Central Supervisory Union School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will meet. Information: Arlene Hanson, 802-365-7355 ext. 126 or ahanson@lelandandgray.org.

Putney Free Health Clinic: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Putney Medical Office, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: Putney Family Services: 802-387-2120.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: 7-7:45 a.m., Vermont Insight Meditation Center, in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and snow cancellation: Rose, 802-246-1244.

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.

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.

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.

Guilford Food Pantry: 5-6:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Pantry is open Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month).

Spring Forest Qigong: 5-6 p.m., Medicine for the People, 133 Main St., No. 7, Putney. Exercise and meditation class. Meets every Thursday. Details: 802-387-3028, ext. 1.

Bingo: 6:30-9 p.m., Gassetts Grange, Jct. 10 and 103S, Chester. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Every Thursday. Refreshments. Information: 802-875-2637.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: 6-10 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Fun, friendship, while usin rules and customs of competitive play. All equipment provided. Fee $3. First-timers play free. Every Thursday. Information: Ed at ed.liebfried@gmail.com or 971-344-8730.

Dedicated Dads Making a Difference: 6-8 p.m., Early Education Services, 122 Birge St., Brattleboro. Free fathers support group. Dinner and child care provided. Information: Josh Miller, 802-254-3742, ext. 172.

Alateen Meeting: 7-8 p.m., Cafeteria Room B, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

Al-Anon: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Center, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Toll free, 1-866-972-5266.

AA, Food and Fellowship: 7-10 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 8 p.m., step meeting. Information: 802-257-5600.

Zen Meditation: 7:30-9 p.m., in Guilford. No charge. Beginners welcome. Information: 802-257-9425.

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

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.

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.

Windham County Heat Fund: For those either not eligible for current fuel assistance programs or who run out of their assistance allotments. No overhead, all money received goes to buying fuel. Families are presently on the waiting list. Send a tax deductible donation to Windham County Heat Fund, c/o Richard Davis, 679 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, VT 05301 or visit Brattleboro Savings & Loan Assn., 221 Main St. to donate directly.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: A World Without Christmas; 10:15 a.m., Shantytowns of Brattleboro; 10:30 a.m., Hunger Free Vermont: Earned Income Tax Credit’s connection to 3SquaresVT; 11 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12 p.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala; 2:05 p.m., Mahalo Arts Center Presents: The Source; 2:30 p.m., The Puzzle of New England Predators, with John Foster; 4 p.m., Green Mountain Vets For Peace 118; 5 p.m., Community Medical School: Personalized Medicine, The Biological Basis Part 2; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Ethan Allen, Infidel or Deist?; 7:15 p.m., Shantytowns of Brattleboro; 7:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Memoir Boom with Irene Kacandes; 11:15 p.m., Coma Club: Episode 1.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:56 a.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Mtg.; 9:30 a.m., Under The Golden Dome: Week 2; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 11:30 a.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 12:25 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Mtg.; 1 p.m., True North Reports TV: Principles of a Free Society; 1:30 p.m., BUHS Girls Basketball vs. Hartford; 3 p.m., Under the Dome: Governor’s Inauguration and Swearing-In 2013; 4:30 p.m., Vermont School Boards Press Conference on Education Transformation; 5:30 p.m., BUHS Boys Basketball vs. Windsor; 7:15 p.m., BUHS Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Otter Valley, Live; 9 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Under The Golden Dome: Week 2.

Friday

Music/Dance

Acoustic Quintet: 8 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Occidental Gypsy, high-energy rhythms of Gypsy swing/jazz with contemporary American music. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets $12. Reservations and information: 802-254-9276.

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., Foxtrot dance lesson taught. 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.

Stories and Crafts: 10 a.m., Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30, Townshend. Downstairs children’s library. First and third Friday each month. Information: 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.

Game Night: 5:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Ages 13 and up. Information: 802-463-4270.

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.

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: Vegetable frittata, home fires, juice, yogurt, muffin. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Athens Community Supper: 6 p.m., in the basement of Athens Community Church. Sponsored by Grafton Cares. First Friday of the month. No charge, but donations welcome. Information: Dennis and Karen, 802-869-2674.

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: 11:30 a.m.-noon, Guilford Community Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Know Your Library: Noon, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Tours and Tips for New and Experienced Library Users with reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh. Tour of the first floor and mezzanine; catalog search demo. First Friday of every month. Meet at the Reference Desk; no registration required. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 109 or asklibrarian@brooks.lib.vt.us.

Gallery Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., downtown Brattleboro and nearby locations. Features close to 40 exhibits open in galleries, cafes and other venues. Artists’ receptions and live music, dance and other performances. Guide available at participating venues. Information: Gallery Walk Coordinator Joy Wallens-Penford, info@gallerywalk.org, or 802-257-2616.

Ongoing Events

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: 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.