Thursday February 7, 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.

Contemporary Dance: 7 p.m., Dance Studio, Serkin Center at Marlboro College. Presented by Nimbus Dance Works. Contemporary dance featuring Shadow of Sound by Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi performed by American and Taiwanese dancers, and Charles Weidman’s 1936 masterpiece of socio-political dance, Lynchtown. Free, all welcome.

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.

Kids

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.


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Information: 802-254-5212.

Baby Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. For up to 24 months. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

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.

Lectures

Vermont’s Climate Talk: 7 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. "Water and Vermont’s Changing Climate," with atmospheric scientist Dr. Alan K. Betts. Presented by The Nature Museum at Grafton. Free. All welcome. Information: 802-463-4270 or rockinghamlibrary.org.

Health Care Talk: 7 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro, second floor, conference room. Vermont Citizens Campaign for Health presents Peter Sterling, executive director of the Vermont Campaign for Health Care Security. Update of many of the health care reform issues that the Vt. legislature will be dealing with this session. Time for questions will follow. Handicapped accessible. Information: Richard Davis, 802-251-0915, vcch@universalhealthvt.org.

Meals

Community Dinner: A dinner for the community will be held at noon at the Townshend Church, sponsored by Senior Solutions. The suggested donation is $3 for people over 60 years, $4 for all others. Everyone is invited and welcome.

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.

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

Free Tax Assistance: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center, 3 Hyde St., Bellows Falls. AARP Tax-Aide Program. Call for an appointment: 802-463-3907.

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.

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.

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.

Mental Illness Support: 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, West Brattleboro. On-going support group for individuals whose family members are living with mental illness, the first Thursday of the month. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Information: Clare, 802-824-3909.

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.

BCTV

12:30 a.m., James Maroney-Vermont’s Land Use Regulations, Act 250; 2:05 a.m., Vermont School Boards Press Conference on Education Transformation; 3 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Special Mtg 1/28/13; 4:30 a.m., Start the Conversation: Vermonters Talk About Their Wishes For End of Life Care; 5 a.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 5:30 a.m., Rep. Welch on Senior Phone Scams; 6 a.m., Fair Housing and Land Use Planning: An Introduction; 8:30 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg. 1/30/13; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live Broadcast; 11 a.m., VT Energy Siting Commission Hearing- 1/23/13; 12:30 p.m., Vermont Mayors Coalition on Gun Control; 1:15 p.m., Under The Dome: Governor Shumlin’s Budget Address; 2 p.m., Inside Your Statehouse 2013: Episode 1; 2:30 p.m., James Maroney-Vermont’s Land Use Regulations, Act 250; 4:04 p.m., Rep. Welch on Senior Phone Scams; 4:30 p.m., BUHS Boys Basketball vs. Rutland 2/4/13; 6 p.m., BUHS Girls Basketball v. Otter Valley 1/31/13; 7:30 p.m., BUHS Boys Basketball vs. Mt. St. Joseph 2/7/13; 9 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg. 2/4/13; 11:30 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg. 2/4/13.

Friday

Music/Dance

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.

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., Story and Healthy Snack provided by the Brattleboro Food 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.

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.

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: Hot oatmeal with choice of streusel, nuts, dried fruits toppings, grapenut custard, cinnamon roll, baked apples. 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.

Pancake Supper and Games Night: 6-8 p.m. Dummerston Congregational Church, Dummerston Center. Youth group fundraiser by donation. Mardi Gras Costumes welcome. 802- 257-0544, susanna@griefen.com.

GCH Auxiliary Super Supper: 6:30 p.m., NewBrook Fire and Rescue building, Route 30, Newfane. 28th annual potluck Super Supper sponsored by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary. Bring a favorite dish or dessert to share. Roasted turkeys and beverages provided. Prizes, 50/50 raffle, and music by the Bills Band. All welcome. Information: 802-365-4707 or 802-365-4455.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

BCTV

2:30 a.m., The Vermont State Board of Education 1/15/13 Pt 1; 7:25 a.m., James Maroney-Vermont’s Land Use Regulations, Act 250; 9 a.m., Inside Your Statehouse 2013: Episode 1; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live Broadcast; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show- From This Week; 12 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Mtg. 1/21/13; 12:32 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Special Mtg 1/28/13; 2 p.m., Act 250 Hearing 1/30/13- Proposed Dummerston Gravel Pit; 3:02 p.m., Rep. Welch on Senior Phone Scams; 3:30 p.m., VT Energy Siting Commission Hearing- 1/23/13; 5 p.m., Vermont School Boards Press Conference on Education Transformation; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg. 2/5/13; 9:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg. 2/4/13.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Music/Dance

Kevin Parry Performs: 6-9 p.m., at the Sitzmark, West Dover. Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Patty Larkin Performs: 7:30 p.m. at Next Stage in Putney. Advance general admission tickets are $20, $18 for students or seniors, and $23 at the door. Tickets are also available online at: www.nextstagearts.org, and in person at Turn It Up in Brattleboro and at Offerings in Putney.

West Coast Swing Dance: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Dance until 11 p.m. $30 for two dance lessons and dancing or $20 for one lesson and dance. Dance only $10, at Putney Community Center in Putney. 10 Christian Square.

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. From 1-3 p.m., Learn to play chess with Matti Salminen. 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.

Animal Tracks and Trails: 9 a.m. - noon. Experienced wildlife tracker George Leoniak will offer a 45-minute talk on track morphology and track patterns at The Nature Museum at Grafton, followed by a two-hour tracking snowshoe hike in Howeville. The Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Rd., Grafton. Space is limited. Please register at www.nature-museum or call 802-843-2111.

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.

Winter Tree Identification: Field trip, followed by a potluck lunch in Halifax. Led by County Forester Bill Guenther. 10 a.m. to noon walk, then potluck lunch. Sponsored by the Woodland Owner’s Assoc. Call Linda Lyon at 802-368-2211 for carpool information, parking and directions. Free and open to the public.

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.-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.

Mary’s Closet: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored by and located at First Congregational Church, 888 Western Avenue in West Brattleboro, Mary’s Closet is a thrift shop selling gently used and new clothing for men and women. The February sale will of winter clearance continues with footwear sweaters, jerseys, fleece jackets, slacks, outer ski jackets, hats and scarfs all at sale prices.

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: 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.

BCTV

1 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg. 1/30/13; 2:30 a.m., VT Energy Siting Commission Hearing- 1/23/13; 4 a.m., James Maroney-Vermont’s Land Use Regulations, Act 250; 5:34 a.m., Rep. Welch on Senior Phone Scams; 6 a.m., Fair Housing and Land Use Planning: An Introduction; 8:30 a.m., BUHS Boys Basketball vs. Mt. St. Joseph 2/7/13; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., The David Pakman Show- From This Week; 11:30 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg. 2/6/13; 2 p.m., BUHS Boys Basketball vs. Rutland 2/4/13; 3:30 p.m., Start the Conversation: Vermonters Talk About Their Wishes For End of Life Care; 4 p.m., The David Pakman Show- From This Week; 5 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg. 2/6/13; 7:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg. 1/28/13; 8:15 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg. 1/30/13; 9:30 p.m., Brattleboro SB Sp Mtg: Meeting Warrants-Town Plan.