Saturday February 9, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

Kevin Parry: 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: 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.

Monday

Music

West Coast Swing Dance: 5-week classes, 6-7 p.m., or 7:30-8:30 p.m. half-hour practices, at Putney Community Center. Register for 5 weeks - 10 classes $100; 5 weeks - 5 classes $50 or $15 drop in.

Lectures

Osher Institute Lecture: Southeast Vermont Learning Collaborative, 471 Route 5, Dummerston. 1-3 p.m., Subject is landscape gardening and design, presented by Julie Moir Messervy and associates. Admission $6 per lecture. Information: 802-257-8600 or toll-free 866-889-0042. Sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brattleboro Chapter.

Kids

Parent/Tot Open Gym: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 10-11:45 a.m., infant through kindergarten. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Movin’ Into Music: 10-10:45 a.m., in Brattleboro. Music & Movement. Sing, dance, clap, tap and make believe. For children 1-5 years and their caregivers. Led by Annie Frelich. Ongoing classes, join any time. Fee. Contact the Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523, or bmcvt.org.

Rhyme and Story Hour: 10:30 a.m., Whitingham Free Public Library. Songs, rhymes, stories and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents and infants welcome. Information: 802-368-7506.

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.

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

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.

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: Yoga 12:30-1:10 p.m.; Zumba 5:15-6:15 p.m.; Running Fist Kung Fu, 6-8 p.m.; Women’s Basketball pickup games, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

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 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Putney Meadows. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Ongoing Events

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.

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

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.

Bellows Falls Knitting Group: 5-6:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Knitting group, "Spinning Yarns," meets every Monday. For all ages and levels of experience. Any needle lapwork (crocheting, embroidery, etc.) invited. Sign-up encouraged, but not required. Call the library at 802-463-4270, or e-mail: Lisa Delmar, lkdelmar@gmail.com.

Ostomy Support Group: 5-6:30 p.m., Tyler Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Get together with other ostomates, both new and experienced. Opportunity to gather information, share ideas and experiences. Second Monday every month. Information: 802-275-3608.

Healing Discussion Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Sojourns Community Health Clinic, 4923 U.S. Route 5, Westminster. Living Life Now! For anyone with cancer. Meets every Monday. Information: 802-722-4023.

Depression Support: 5:30 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling depressed, isolated or afraid. Information: 413-824-6381 or 802-368-7561.

Vipassana Group Sitting: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, in Brattleboro. In the tradition of S. N. Goenka. Contact: jjjonas@sover.net or 802-869-3246.

Food Pantry: 6-7:30 p.m., Townshend Church, on the Common, Route 30. For anyone who needs food assistance. Information: 802-365-4321.

Parents Together Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., childcare included. For location and registration: Noreen Oles at 802-254-6686.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: (12-step group), Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off Cafeteria. Information: 802-258-0077.

Lupus Support Group of Southeastern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Lupus Foundation, 802-244-5988.

Self-Healing Program: 6-8 p.m., ongoing on Mondays in Putney. Healing Trauma Without the Drama: Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Intuitive Inquiry for self-healing. Led by Seth Lepore, EFT Cert-I. Fee. Information: 802-275-7262 or classes@practicalhealings.com to pre-register.

Bereaved Parents Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Second and fourth Mondays. Led by Lynn Martin. Information: 802-257-0775.

Benefit Bingo: 6:30 p.m., above People’s United Bank, on the Square, Bellows Falls. Every Monday. 5 p.m., Doors open. 6 p.m., Early bird games. 20-game format specials, U-Pick-Em, winner take all, progressive jackpot. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free coffee. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus in Bellows Falls, Council No. 753, benefit for local charities.

Support for Discouraged: 7 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling discouraged, unfocused, or overwhelmed. Information: 413-824-6381, 802-368-7561 or healingwaters55@yahoo.com.

Meditation: 7-9 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney, just north of Basketville. Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: Richard Brady, mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

Co-Dependents Anonymous: 7:15-9 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B off cafeteria. Contact: Christin Tandy, 603-358-6261.

Al-Anon: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church, on the Common, Newfane. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Free. Information: 866-972-5266; also, 7:30-9 p.m., in the Parsonage, United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H.

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

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

Mondays through April 15 - Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main Street. 1-4 p.m. Call 802-257-7570 between 9-noon for appointment. Tuesdays through April 9 - VFW, Black Mountain Road, Brattleboro, 9-4 p.m. Call 802-257-9509 for an appointment. Wednesdays through April 10 - Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main Street, 9 a.m.-noon. Call 802-257-7570 between 9-noon and at the Community Bible Chapel, 107 Atwood St, Brattleboro, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Alice at 802-257-1594 for appointment