Saturday February 23, 2013

Today

Brattleboro

Winter Carnival

-- 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Carnival Family Day at the Brattleboro Area Middle School gymnasium. For ages 3 and up. Co-sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers and Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, free.

-- Noon-4 p.m., Retreat Petting Farm, Route 30, Ages 12 and older $6, 2-11 $5. Information: 802-257-2240.

-- 1-4 p.m., Sleigh/Hay Rides at Fairwinds Farm on Upper Dummerston Road, Adults $6, 12 under $4.

-- 6 p.m., Murder Mystery Dinner at the American Legion. $35 per person. $300 for a table of 10. Information: 802-348-1956.

-- For more information, visit: www.brattleborowintercarnival.org or call the Winter Carnival Hotline at 802-348-1956. Music/Dance

Powershift 2: A Dance Party: 7-11 p.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. SAGE Alliance to celebrate their work to shut down Vermont Yankee. Dance to live rock ‘n’ roll, featuring Gangly Heart, the Diamondstones, and Tritium Well bands. New comedy sketch by Suzy Polucci and Court Dorsey, info on upcoming actions, and the latest nuke news. Free snacks, drinks and finger foods. Free with a suggested donation of $5-$10 to help support SAGE Alliance.

Benefit for Catrina: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Food, beverages, dancing and the band Alafia. Admission: Adults, $15; family, $20. Benefit for Catrina Nuite, a single mother who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

A Night of Blues: 7:30 p.m., at the Schoolhouse, South Newfane. The Stevens Sperling Blues Project performs. Bring munchies, drinks and friends. By donation to benefit the new Schoolhouse floor.

Contra Dance: 8-10:30 p.m., Pierce’s Hall, East Putney. 7:30 p.m., Beginners’ workshop. Steve Howland, caller. Amy Cann and All Comers Band plays. No partner necessary. Suggested donation, $7. Information: 802-387-5357.

Theater

Youth Theater: 2 and 7 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. NEYT Junior Company presents "Ferdinand the Bull," adapted and directed by Peter Gould. Cost: $8 for students, $10 for seniors and $12 for adults. Information: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398.

Murder Mystery Dinner: 6-9 p.m., American Legion, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. Disco-themed murder mystery dinner theater performed by Vermont Theatre Company. Dinner served by Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. $35 per person/$300 table of 10. Tickets only available at brattleborotix.com.

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. 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.

Warming Hut: 9 a.m., at the Scout cabin, off Guilford Fairgrounds. Hot dogs, chili, chicken soup, drinks and snacks by donation. Benefit for the Guilford Pitstoppers Snowmobile Club and future warming hut weekends. Ride in snow permitting or drive in.

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.

Sledding Party: Noon-3 p.m., at Sportsmen Inc., 2081 Creamery Road, Guilford. Bonfire to warm watchers. Hot dogs on the grill, hot chocolate, and s’mores. Free for all. Public welcome. Bring sled or flyer. Sportsmen Inc. is a local hunting, fishing and shooting club. Information: 802-257-1248.

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.

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

Two-Day Indoor Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Knotty Pine Antique Gallery, 787 West Swanzey Rd., West Swanzey, N.H. Benefit for Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue. Information: www.HelpingGreyhounds.org or 603-355-1556. Also, Sunday, Feb. 24.

Indoor Flea Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Municipal Center, 2948 Vt. Rte. 100, Jacksonville. Vendors selling crafts, attic treasures, white elephant items and more. Baked goods. Lunch served. Sponsored by the Jacksonville Ladies Aid. Snow date: Sunday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Information: Judy Bernard at 802-368-2912 or Gail Eleck at 802-368-2213.

Girl Scout Cookies: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Exit 1 Outlet Center, Canal Street, Brattleboro. Booth sale sponsored by Brattleboro Daisy Girl Scout Troop 12946. Cookies $4 a box. Donations accepted to Yellow Ribbon Organization for cookies for local troops serving in the military.

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.

Natural Parenting: 4 p.m., Sprout Natural Parenting, 57 Elliot St., Brattleboro. The How and Why of Cloth Diapering. Free. Registration required, 802-254-2600. Pregnant Belly Henna Art by appointment, $5.

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

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., 10th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: Latchis; 11:30 a.m., Coma Club: Episode 2, The Oblitorator; 12 p.m., The Rhema Word; 12:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Place of His Presence Pt. 2; 2 p.m., Common Good Vermont: Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day 2013 Panel 1; 3:30 p.m., Northern Roots Music Festival ‘13; 6 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 6:30 p.m., Northern Roots Music Festival ‘13; 8:45 p.m., 10th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: Latchis; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 9:10 a.m., Guilford Selectboard Meeting.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 2 p.m., BUHS Board Annual Mtg; 3:20 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 4 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 5 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 8 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 10:30 p.m., State House Coverage, Telecommunications Update.

Sunday

Brattleboro

Winter Carnival

-- 3 p.m., Princess Pageant at Brattleboro Union High School, $6 general admission.

-- 5 p.m., BHA Hockey Exhibition at the Nelson Withington Skating Facility, at Living Memorial Park, free.

-- 5:30 p.m., Withington Memorial Hockey Cup, Nelson Withington Skating Facility, free.

-- For more information, visit: www.brattleborowintercarnival.org or call the Winter Carnival Hotline at 802-348-1956.

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.

Experimental Music: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Composer, conductor and instrumentalist Jacob Mashak to lead series on Experimental Music, exploring what it means for music (and all of art) to be experimental. Information: www.openmusicollective.org. Fourth Sunday each month.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Anja Daniel, musician, circle dance teacher and co-funder of Touchstone Farm in Massachusetts. Live music. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

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.

Miscellaneous

Indoor Yard Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at Knotty Pine Antique Gallery, 787 West Swanzey Rd., West Swanzey, N.H. Benefit for Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue. Info: www.HelpingGreyhounds.org or 603-355-1556.

Pruning Workshop: 1-3:30 p.m,., Hollyhock Farm, 10 Old Stage Road, Putney. Dan and Gay Foster to offer a workshop, "Reclaiming Your Overgrown Orchard: Pruning Long-Neglected Apple Trees." Part of the Transition Putney reskilling series. Workshop fee $25, no one turned away for inability to pay. Information: 802-387-4661.

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

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:10 a.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Gathering of Abundance; 7:30 a.m., Riverbank Church: The Wonder Years Pt.4; 8:30 a.m., The Life and Times of Thelonius Monk; 10 a.m., 10th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: Latchis; 12:14 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Gathering of Abundance; 12:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Place of His Presence Pt. 2; 2 p.m., Equilibrium: A new way of doing business; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Dear Pina: A Tribute to the late German Choreographer Pina Bausch; 4:30 p.m., 2012 Lenten Mission: Journey On Session 1, God’s Journey to Us; 5:30 p.m., 2012 Lenten Mission: Journey On Session 2, Our Yes to God; 6:30 p.m., Equilibrium: A new way of doing business; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., Northern Roots Music Festival ‘13; 10:15 p.m., Chiho Kaneko Eyewitness Report from Fukushima.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., State House Coverage, Joint House Committee Hearing, Climate Change; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:25 a.m., Sen. Sanders on Veteran’s Benefits; 11 a.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 1:30 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 5:35 p.m., Grand Opening of the new Bartonsville Covered Bridge; 6 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Under The Golden Dome, Week 5.