Saturday April 6, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

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

Chasing Macie Band: 7:30 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. $12 at the door. New band mixes rock, jazz, blues with burlesque flair. Local groups spread the message of diversity, empowerment and celebration, including LGBTQ community organizations. Adults-only. Information: jennifer@dandjmusic.com or 860-593-2484. Theater

Students’ Comedy/Drama: 7 p.m., The Grammar School, 69 Hickory Ridge Road, Putney. Grade 7 and 8 students present "Carnival!" Tickets: $10, $5 for students and alumni, $25 for families, at the door. Information: 802-387-5364 or www.thegrammarschool.org.

Students’ Comedy: 2 and 7 p.m., Compass School, Route 5, Westminster. "You Can’t Take It with You," a comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, performed by Compass School students. Information: 802-463-2525.

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.

Drumming With Children: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Timson Hill Preschool, Williamsville. Steve Leicach will be drumming with world music instruments and dancing with the children. More information: 802-348-6319. Month of the Young Child event. Free.

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

32nd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Benefit Youth Services’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Walk-ins welcome. To reserve lane or more information, call Youth Services, 802-257-0361. Sponsor bowlers online at www.youthservicesinc.org/bowling.

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.

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

Bean Supper: 5-6:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, Main Street, Winchester, N.H. Served family style. Cost: Adults, $8; children, $3; family, up to 5 members, $20. Information: 603-239-4465. No advanced ticket sales. Benefit for church missions. Handicapped accessible.

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

Opening Exhibit: Crowell Gallery, Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Timson Hill Preschool to exhibit 17 colorful paintings from April 6-27. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948. Open Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Young Children’s Art Exhibit: 10 a.m.-noon, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Ninth Annual Young Children’s Art Exhibit. Early childhood educators to display their students’ artistic creations. Fun, hands-on activities, face painting, and refreshments. Exhibit on display during April. Month of the Young Child event. Free.

One-on-One Computer Coaching: Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m.; Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon-2 p.m. Individualized 45-minute sessions that start on the hour with CCV intern. Use library computer or bring own laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Learn new skills. Free. Funded by eVermont and Vermont Community Foundation. Reservations suggested: 802-254-5290 ext. 109.

Annual Penny Sale: 5:30 p.m., doors open. Held at Leland & Gray Union High School, Townshend. Jamaica School Club’s 13th Annual Penn Sale. Information: Katie Hazelton, 802-297-3151.

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., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, corner Bradley Avenue and Putney Road, 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., Pets Have Us Talking, Photographing Your Pets; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Castleton Art Gallery Curator’s Talk: Marc Awodey "Painting is the Object"; 10 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 10:30 a.m., Words of Peace: Knowing; 11 a.m., Marijuana Resolve: Robert Plasthorn; 11:30 a.m., Landmark Lectures: Dr. Peter Eden, Genetic Research; 12:39 p.m., NOFA Vt. 31st Annual Winter Conference 2013: Laura Brown-Lavoie; 1 p.m., State House Coverage: Pre-Kindergarten Education Bill; 2:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Oracle of God; 3:58 p.m., The Rhema Word; 4:30 p.m., Vermont Energy Independence Day, A Crowd-Sourced Film; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 7 p.m., Brooks House: Dream to Reality Leasing Party; 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Citizen’s Breakfast; 8 p.m., Vt. Nonprofits & the Culture of Accountability: Working Together to Improve VT’s Well-Being; 9:30 p.m., David Blistein Author Talk at Next Stage Arts; 10:30 p.m., Marijuana Resolve: Robert Plasthorn; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 9:15 a.m., Sen. Leahy Flood Recovery Press Conference at Latchis; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 1 p.m., Brattleboro Rep Town Mtg., Town School Articles 1-10; 5:52 p.m., Brattleboro Rep. Town Mtg., Town School Art.

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.

Jazz Jam: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Facilitated by Jamie MacDonald. For instrumentalists and singers to play and learn bebop, standards, or other jazz music. All levels welcome. First Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Chinese Music and Dance: 3 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. "The Scent of Spring Flowers," a program of traditional Chinese music and dance performed by students and faculty of Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass. All ages welcome. Admission: $5 at the door; free for BMAC members, children under 6, and students, faculty, and staff of Northfield Mount Hermon School. Information: 802-257-0124.

BMC Faculty Recital: 4 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Dolce Conforte ("Sweet Comfort"). Brattleboro Music Center presents duets of Bach, Britten, Faure, Dvorak, Mercadante and Tchaikovsky by Music School faculty: Margery McCrum, soprano; Jennifer Carol Hansen, mezzo soprano; and Hugh Keelan, piano; Kathy Andrew, violin. Tickets: $15, $8 students, free to BMC students under 21. Information: BMC, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

Brattleboro Balkan Dance: 7-10 p.m., Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Live music by Xopo. Line and circle dances from the Balkans. All levels welcome; free beginners’ session at 6:30 p.m. Play along with Xopo around 8:20 p.m., any and all instruments and voices. Clean, soft soled shoes and water bottle. Suggested donation $12. Information: 802-257-9513 or rachelleackerman@yahoo.com.

Theater

Auditions: 2 p.m., at Union Hall, Newfane. The Newfane Players, auditions for "Lovers and Other Strangers," directed by Robert DuCharme of Brookline. Also, opening for production, stage manager, rehearsal assistant, sound, lights, props, house managing, box office, ushering. Performance dates May 23-26.

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

Paneurhythmy: 8 a.m., at Living Memorial Park, in the parking lot of Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. A free interfaith movement practice that celebrates love wisdom and truth. Weather permitting. Information: Rupa Cousins, 802-387-5276.

Miscellaneous

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Cheryl Wilfong. Her talk, "My retreat with female monks in Thailand," and a powerpoint about her retreat.

BEEC Celebration and Art Auction: Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center annual meeting. Speaker: Clare Walker Leslie, author of nature journals. Auction, art inspired by nature, ottery, paintings, photography, drawings and woodwork. 3 p.m., art preview and silent auction; 5 p.m., live music, refreshments and festivities. Information: beec@sover.net or 802-257-5785.

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: 7:30 a.m., Riverbank Church: Live; 8:30 a.m., Flotilla Protest, VY Thermal Pollution of Conn. River; 10:10 a.m., NOFA Vt. 31st Annual Winter Conference 2013: Laura Brown-Lavoie; 10:30 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Oracle of God; 12 p.m., Brattleboro Citizen’s Breakfast; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., Vermont Energy Independence Day, A Crowd-Sourced Film; 2 p.m., For the Animals: The Bottle Bill; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Hunger Free Vt. Universal School Meals: The Key to Better School Food; 4 p.m., Pulse of Brattleboro: Harris Hill 2013; 5 p.m., Rhema Word; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Independent Lens: "Half the Sky" Advance Screening; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., Vt. Home Energy Challenge; 9:30 p.m., Brooks House: Dream to Reality Leasing Party; 10 p.m., From the BCTV Archive: Dummerston Maple Syrup Tour ‘03; 10:30 p.m., Landmark Lectures: Dr. Peter Eden, Genetic Research; 11:40 p.m., Pets Have Us Talking, Photographing Your Pets.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Sen Leahy Flood Recovery Press Conf at Latchis; 8:30 a.m., BUHS Boys Hockey vs. MMU Div. II quarterfinal; 9:31 a.m., State House Coverage, Governor’s Proposed Budget, Commission On Women; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg; 1 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 2:10 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 4:15 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 5:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 10:45 p.m., Common Good Vermont: Gaming & the Nonprofit Space.