Friday March 15, 2013

TODAY

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.

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., East Coast Swing 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.

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.

Storytime for Preschoolers: 10:30 a.m.


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, 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.

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: Corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, muffin, fruit, juice, yogurt. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Hosted by the Guilford Golden Agers, sponsored by Senior Solutions. Menu: Beef stew and egg salad sandwiches, with fruit cocktail and brownies. Library books available for loan. Blood pressures taken. Information: 802-254-9774.

Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, Community Hall, intersection of Brook Road and Branch Road in West Halifax. Menu: New England Boiled Dinner, with cornbread, rolls and dessert. All seniors welcome. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Reservations appreciated, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

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

Third Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., Bellows Falls. Sponsored by the Village Square Booksellers and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce of Bellows Falls. Stroll through art galleries, shops and art venues of Bellows Falls, for art, music and literary events. Information: 802-463-9404.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Cooperative Vermont: Episode 8, Coop Power; 10 a.m., Inside Your Statehouse: Rep. Bill Lippert & Rep. Ann Pugh discuss Vermont’s drug abuse problems; 10:30 a.m., Peter Sterling Talks About Green Mtn. Care, Brattleboro; 11:45 a.m., No program name available.; 1 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: David Sanger, "Obama’s Secret Wars"; 2:30 p.m., Artists a la Mode: March 2013, Electric Fence; 3:30 p.m., Cooperative Vermont: Episode 8, Coop Power; 4:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Oracles of God; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Latchis Live on the Red Carpet, Oscar Night in Brattleboro; 7:25 p.m., Living and Dying #8: Hallowell Singers; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:25 p.m., Peter Sterling Talks About Green Mtn. Care, Brattleboro; 10:30 p.m., RIverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 11:30 p.m., Should Grandma Smoke Pot?

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 9:58 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show, From This Week; 12 p.m., 2013 Guilford Town Mtg.; 4:40 p.m., 2013 Putney Town Mtg.; 10 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Special Mtg.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Salsa Dance Series: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Technique, step patterns, partnership, dance etiquette. First of five-week series. 3-4 p.m., Beginners; 4-5 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced; 5-6 p.m., guided practice. Cost: $50 per series; $75 both classes. Drop-in: $12; $18 for both classes. Students: $40, $60, $8, $15. Taught by Ray Warren and Lucinda Dee of Shall We Dance? To register or information: 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Community Shout: 7 p.m., Broad Brook Grange, Guilford. Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group. Presented by Vermont Performance Lab. Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended, call 802-257-3361 or e-mail info@vermontperformancelab.org. Information: vermontperformancelab.org.

St. Patrick’s Fiddle Frenzy: 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Celebration of Spring and Celtic music. Cellist Eugene Friesen, fiddler Emerald Rae, multi-instrumentalists Rachel Clark and Bob DeMarco of the Celtic duo "Blackbird." Presented by Stone Church Arts. Adults $17, seniors/children under 12, $13, in advance; $20 and $15 at the door. Tickets: Village Square Booksellers, Brattleboro Books, www.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.

Lego Club: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls.

Bring a snack, children under 7 should bring be accompanied by an adult. Information: 802-463-4270.

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.

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.

Meals

Guilford Sugar-on-Snow Supper: Three seatings: 4:30, 5:45, and 7 p.m., at Guilford Community Church. Menu: Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, sugar on snow, homemade doughnuts, pickles, and coffee, tea or milk. Cost: Adults, $10; children, $5; preschoolers, $3. Reservations: 802-254-9562. Information: guilfordchurchsupper@gmail.com. South on Route 5, just past Guilford Country Store, Beebarn Road.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: 5-7 p.m., at Vernon Fire Department, 2842 Fort Bridgman Road (Route 142), Vernon. Menu: Corned beef, cabbage, onions carrots, and rolls. By donation to benefit the fire department. Raffles, including 50/50. Information, 802-254-2425 or www.vernonfire.org.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: 5-7 p.m., Rand Hall, St. Michael’s School, Walnut Street, Brattleboro. St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage. Cost: Adults, $9; children, $4; family maximum, $30. Music by Seamus Pender of Waxy O’Connor’s in Keene, N.H. Raffles. Hosted by St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner/Dance: Bellows Falls Moose Family Center, 59 Henry St. Menu: Corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, johnny cake and assorted Jell-O and parfaits. Dinner: 6 p.m. until gone, $8 a person. 7 p.m., Rhythm Ramblers band, cost $5. Admission for both dinner and dance $11.

Museums

Chinese Exhibits Open: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Chinese contemporary art and photography. Photographer Liu Bolin along with 20 other contemporary Chinese artists. Admission: Adults, $8; seniors, $6; students, $4; members and children under 6 free. Wheelchair accessible. Information: 802-257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Miscellaneous

Quilting Day: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Norton House, A Quilters Paradise, West Main Street, Wilmington. Worldwide Quilting Day. Free demonstrations on applique, hand piecing, and English Paper Piecing. Free. Door prizes, special sales and refreshments. Information: 802-464-7213 or info@nortonhousequilting.com.

Pet Vaccination Clinic: 10 a..m-1 p.m., Wilmington Fire Department. Dr. Miles A. Powers of East Dover. For all area cats and dogs. Fees: $10 for rabies; $15 for distemper-complex vaccine; $20 for both vaccinations. Dogs must be on leash, cats in carrier. Information: 802-348-7918. Licenses available for Wilmington dog owners.

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.

Genealogy History Workshop: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Second Floor, Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Life in One Vermont Town: A Genealogy & Local History Workshop with Linda Hay, former Academy School Librarian. Illustrated talk, followed by "hands on" workshop. Sponsored by the Library. Information: 802-254-5290.

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.