Friday February 8, 2013

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.


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, 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

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

Swap Program Canceled: The Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program has been canceled due to storm predictions. The program will be open on Feb. 16 instead.

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.

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.

Ukelele Jam: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Sunday Ukulele Club with Ben Carr aka Southern Vermont Ukulele Society. Basic techniques for beginners, songs and advanced playing techniques. Bring a song, original, cover, any style. Suggested donation $5. Open to all ages. Under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Second Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Community Circle Dance: An afternoon of Circle Dance led by Mary Koon of Milford, N.H. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. All dances are taught, no partner needed. Donations accepted. Information: Parker Huber, 802- 257-9108 or Lucia Wilson 802-380-3291

The Ridgetones Singing Group: Supper at 6 p.m., singing at 7 p.m., at Linda Rubinstein’s home on Miller Road in Dummerston, For more information or directions call 802-258-9902, or email minnesron48@gmail.com before 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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.

Meals

Free breakfast: 8-9:30 a.m. First Congregational Church, 880 Western Avenue, West Brattleboro. Menu: pancakes, sausage, muffins, breakfast casseroles, scrambled eggs, fruit, orange juice and other beverages. Free and open to the public - no reservations necessary. Information: call 802-254-9767.

Turkey and ham dinner: Noon to 2 p.m. The Winchester Woman’s Club will sponsor its annual turkey and ham dinner at the E.L.M.M. Community

Center, Durkee St. Winchester. Benefits the Winchester Community Crèche. A donation of $8 for adults and $3 for children 7 and under is requested. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by contacting any Woman’s Club member.

Miscellaneous

The Brattleboro Area Socialist Party - USA: 1 pm. meeting in the Brattleboro Food Coop meeting room. Mid-East Peace will be the topic of our discussion. Interested members of the public are invited. For more information, please call 802-387-4060.

Worm workshop: 1 p.m. The Greater Falls Community Garden Collaborative will sponsor a workshop where participants will learn to build a worm composting kit by building one. The workshop will held at the United Church of Bellow Falls. Participation is limited to 10 people, and pre-registration is required. Contact Tim Stevenson at 802-869-2141. The workshop is free; however, there is a $25 materials (and worms) fee. Participants are encouraged to bring a power drill. Tea and coffee will be available.

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

12:22 a.m., Sen. Sanders on Wind Energy; 1 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg. 1/30/13; 2:30 a.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg. 2/4/13; 5:05 a.m., Vermont School Boards Press Conference on Education Transformation; 6 a.m., Rep. Welch on Senior Phone Scams; 6:25 a.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Mtg. 1/21/13; 7 a.m., Act 250 Hearing 1/30/13- Proposed Dummerston Gravel Pit; 8:02 a.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 8:30 a.m., BUHS Girls Basketball v. Otter Valley 1/31/13; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg. 2/5/13; 2 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg. 2/4/13; 5 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg. 2/4/13; 8:30 p.m., Act 250 Hearing 1/30/13- Proposed Dummerston Gravel Pit; 9:32 p.m., Rep. Welch on Senior Phone Scams; 10 p.m., VT Energy Siting Commission Hearing- 1/23/13; 11:30 p.m., Vermont Mayors Coalition on Gun Control.