Saturday March 16, 2013

Today

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., RIverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 10 a.m., Artists a la Mode: March 2013, Electric Fence; 11 a.m., Green Mountain Vets For Peace 119; 12 p.m., Should Grandma Smoke Pot?; 12:30 p.m., Judge Ben: Responsible Gun Laws; 1:15 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Oracles of God; 2:30 p.m., Latchis Live on the Red Carpet, Oscar Night in Brattleboro; 3:19 p.m., ORCA Media Pres: State House Coverage: Pre-Kindergarten Education Bill; 4:30 p.m., Vermont Right to Know GMO’s; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 6:30 p.m., Cooperative Vermont: Episode 8, Coop Power; 7:30 p.m., Artists a la Mode: March 2013, Electric Fence; 8:30 p.m., Latchis Live on the Red Carpet, Oscar Night in Brattleboro; 9:30 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: David Sanger, "Obama’s Secret Wars"; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:30 a.m., Vermont Workers’ Center: Towards a Budget that Puts People First; 9 a.m., Gov. Shumlin Press Conf.: Potential Impact of Federal Sequestration on Vermont National Guard; 9:24 a.m., Under The Golden Dome, Week 8; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:20 a.m., 2013 Vernon Town Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., The David Pakman Show, From This Week; 5:30 p.m., 2013 Putney Town Mtg.; 11 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.

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. Info.: marcellaeversole@yahoo.com or http://tinyurl.com/7gxsgng.

Shape Note Singing: 3-5:30 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. A capella singing in four part harmony. Listeners welcome. All ages invited to sing. No musical experience necessary. Music books available. Potluck snack to be shared. Free. Information: Dan Hertzler, 802-674-6963, danhertzler@gmail.com; or Matt Wojcik, 802-246-1008, mwojcik@earthlink.net.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Bobbie Bailin. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Open Mic Coffee House Series: 6:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Sponsored by Next Stage Arts Project. Third Sunday each month. Musicians, storytellers, and other local artists, as well as listeners welcome. Sign up at 6 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Hosted by Amelia Struthers and Mike Mrowicki. Information: 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

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

Sugar-on-Snow Supper: 6 p.m., Christ’s Church, Saxtons River. Adults, $10; children, $5. Reservations: 802-869-2020.

Miscellaneous

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, Westminster West School, 3724 Westminster West Road. Demonstration and hands-on workshop. Bring pruning tools. Sponsored by Windham County Extension Master Gardener program. Hosted by Gay Foster of Hollyhock Farm in Putney. Reservations: windhamcountyemg@gmail.com. Donations accepted.

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Cheryl Wilfong to speak about and show slides of her recent retreat in Burma. She retreated at the monastery near Yangon where Daw Viranyani lives.

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Community Medical School: Organ Transplants; 7:45 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Oracles of God; 9 a.m., Cooperative Vermont, Coop Power; 9:59 a.m., Nuclear Free Future: Japan’s Tipping Point: 2 Years after Meltdown; 10:30 a.m., Words of Peace: Limitless Potential; 11:15 a.m., Vermont Right to Know GMO’s; 12:30 p.m., RIverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 1:25 p.m., Peter Sterling Talks About Green Mtn. Care, Brattleboro; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Artists a la Mode: March 2013, Electric Fence; 4:30 p.m., The Rhema Word; 5:20 p.m., ORCA Media Pres: State House Coverage: Pre-Kindergarten Education Bill; 6:30 p.m., Inside Your Statehouse: Rep. Bill Lippert & Rep. Ann Pugh discuss Vermont’s drug abuse problems; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., FM&P Presents W.E.L.S: ‘New Universe/Human Future’; 9:30 p.m., United Way of Windham County Grant Seeker Forum; 11 p.m., Artists a la Mode: March 2013, Electric Fence.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 9:30 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Special Mtg.; 1 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 3:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 6 p.m., 2013 Dummerston Town Mtg.; 10:30 p.m., 2013 Newfane Town Mtg.