Tuesday April 9, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

East Coast Swing Dance Series: Brattleboro Ballroom at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Technique, step patterns, partnership, dance etiquette. Third of five-week series. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beginners; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate. Cost: Drop-in: $10; $15 for both classes. Carry dance shoes. Offered by Shall We Dance? To register or for information: 802 579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz. Kids

Costume Tea Party: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, Community Room, Canal Street.

For children, under 6, accompanying by an adult. Wear favorite costume. Read aloud, arts and crafts, and fun music. Snacks and kid-friendly tea. Information: Vicky, 802-246-2842. Month of the Young Child event. Free.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Saxtons River Elementary School, in the gym. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-5 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.

Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., Athens Community Church. Free and open to ages 0-5. Led by Early Education Outreach Coordinator. Information: 802-258-1673.


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Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. For toddlers and preschoolers. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

Storytime: 11 a.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker present a program of songs, fingerplays, books and activities for babies, toddlers and older siblings. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Infant/Toddler Social Time: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Tuesday. For parents and caregivers of children under 2. Information: 802-387-4407.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for 10-18 year olds. 6-9 p.m., The Junction, Older youth drop-in, 15-22 years old. Information: 802-254-5990.

Lectures

Glaciers & Dummerson: 7 p.m., Evening Star Grange, intersection of East-West Road and Middle Road, in Dummerston Center. Learn how glaciers shaped our land. Sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. Information: www.dummerstonconservation.com.

Outdoors/Recreation

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 9-10 a.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays, $7 per class, with Eva Greene. Classes focus on alignment, balance, and self-acceptance. Information: 802-387-2125.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Youth Indoor Soccer: 5-6 p.m., Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Grades 3 and 4, co-ed. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Qi Gong in Putney: 4:30-6 p.m., second floor above Front Porch Cafe, in the center of Putney. Learn simple self healing exercises to improve health. Benefit from group healing energy. Tuesdays. Fee. Information or to register: bonniebloom1@gmail.com.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Whole wheat pancakes, syrup choice, sausage, home fries, fruit, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Miscellaneous

Free Tax Assistance: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center, 3 Hyde St. For appointment, call 802-463-3907. Offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program.

Blood Pressure Clinics: 11:30 a.m.-noon, Baptist Church, Main Street, Readsboro. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

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.

Vernon Historians’ Workshop: Vernon Town Office, downstairs. 6:30-7:30 p.m., quarterly meeting. 7:30-8:30 p.m., local history/genealogy workshop, will follow from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presented be Linda Hay, an author, historian and researcher. Illustrated talk and hands-on workshop. No charge and appropriate for all ages.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and snow cancellation: Drew, 802-257-1213.

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.

Strength Training for Seniors: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Cost: $3 per class; $5 for two. Instructor: Cyndy Gray. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

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.

Scrapbooking Club: Noon-1:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Bring own project and supplies. Every Tuesday. Information and to sign up: Kim Paligo, 802-463-9799 or 802-376-8671.

Al-Anon: Noon, Retreat Healthcare, conference room of Starting Now, Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro. Open meeting with flexible format.

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.

Bereavement Support: Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Information: 802-257-0775.

Knit Wits: 5 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. For knitters and crochet enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Knit Wits, social knitting group. Bring project. Coffee and conversation. Information: 802-463-4270.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: 5:30-7 p.m., 81 Belmont Ave. Free health care to those without health insurance.

Parkinson’s Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., Brew Barry Conference Room No. 3, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Second Tuesday each month. Information: Tia, 603-209-2625, or Tieaz@zehnnaturals.com.

Food Shelf Open: 6-7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

German Lesson/Conversation: Community Room, Dover Free Library. Weekly German Club hosted by the Library. 6:30 p.m., beginners’ lesson. 7 p.m., Fluent speakers and beginners participate in social conversational German. Information: 802-348-7488.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Jain, 802-251-0331.

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon: 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Deerfield Valley Health Center, junction Rt. 9 West and Rt. 100 South, Wilmington.

Meditation: 7-8 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Awakening Through Love, weekly mediation group. Teaching followed by guided meditation. All welcome. Led by Julie Forsythe, a Guiding Teacher in the Foundation for Active Compassion. Handicapped accessible. Every Tuesday.

Augustine (SLAA) Fellowship: Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: 802-236-0096 or gordonslaa@yahoo.com.

West River Radio Club: 7 p.m., Grace Cottage Hospital, Conference Room, Townshend. For ham operators or those who would like to be. Refreshments. Second Tuesday each month.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B in the Cafeteria, Brattleboro. For friends and loved ones of drug abusers. Meets every other Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-257-6915.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Button Up VT: Simple Measures to Weatherize Your Home; 9:35 a.m., Living on a Back Road in Vermont: Ch.1 Mud Season; 9:44 a.m., Salute Y’all African Teachers on the Bayou; 10 a.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 11 a.m., Hunger Free Vermont: Universal School Meals: The Key to Better School Food; 11:45 a.m., Castleton Art Gallery Curator’s Talk: Marc Awodey "Painting is the Object"; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: Prof. John Stauffer; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., BCTV Open Studio- Brattleboro Curbside Compost; 4 p.m., Education-Join the Conversation Episode 6: League of Innovative Schools; 4:35 p.m., The Painted Word: Marie Elizabeth Mali; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Artists a la Mode; 7 p.m., Marijuana Resolve: Robert Plasthorn; 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Wastewater Treatment Plant Opening; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: Prof. John Stauffer; 11 p.m., Landmark Lectures: Dr. Peter Eden, Genetic Research.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:26 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 a.m., State House Coverage, Vt. Physicians For A National Health Program; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg; 1:30 p.m., Vt. State Board of Education Mtg.; 6 p.m., Leland and Gray School Board Mtg.; 8 p.m., State House Coverage, Vt. Physicians For A National Health Program; 8:30 p.m., Vermont Coalition For A New Economy Presents: "What Public Banking Means For Vt."; 10:05 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Board Mtg.; 11 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.

Wednesday

Music/Dance

BMC Celtic Music Sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Advanced. 7-8 p.m., Intermediate. Learn traditional jigs and reels, and other dance music of Scotland, Ireland and New England. Wednesdays. Fee. Instructors: Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy. Information: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

African Drum Class: 6 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Taught by Namory Keita from Guinea. Cost $10. All levels welcome. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Information: www.namorykeita.com or 603-654-6042.

Irish Music Sessions: 6:30-9:30 p.m., J.D. McCliment’s Pub, Route 5, north of Putney Village. Hosted by Roger Kahle and Randy Miller. Bring instrument to join in or just listen. Information: 802-257-9234.

Annual Jazz Invitational: 7 p.m., Higbie Auditorium, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, Westminster. Featuring select jazz ensembles from five area schools, the Keene Jazz Orchestra, and special guest, trombone legend and Keene High graduate, Dick Nash. Admission: Canned good for the local food shelf. Information: www.kurnhattin.org, Lisa Bianconi at 802-721-6931.

West African Dance Class: 7-8:30 p.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Instructor: Elhadji Mamadou "Pape" Ba, formerly of Senegal, West Africa. For all levels. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Sliding scale $12-$15. Wear comfortable, loose clothes, bring water. Accompanied by live drumming. Information: 802-258-6475 or www.africandancevt.com.

Community Jazz Jam Session: 8-10 p.m., Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio 222, Brattleboro. Every Wednesday. Run by pianist Eugene Uman. For all musicians and instruments. $3 donation requested from players and listeners. Information: 802-254-9088, info@vtjazz.org.

The Brattlyn Brothers: 8:30-11 p.m., The Whetstone Station, Bridge Street, Brattleboro. Rich Mayer, drums; Kevin Parry, guitar; Ken Storey, bass; Joe Santry, guitar. Guest Scott Sizer, trumpet. Classic rock ‘n’ roll. No cover charge. Information: 802-490-2354 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Films

"Northern Borders" Premiere: 7 p.m., Latchis Theatre, Main Street, Brattleboro. Jay Craven’s new film, "Northern Borders," to launch 100-town tour throughout New England. 5-7 p.m., reception for ticket holders, meet members of the cast and crew.

Classic Film Series: 7 p.m., Bellows Falls Opera House Cinema, 7 Square, Bellows Falls. April’s theme: "Classic Classics!" Every Wednesday. This week: "Dr. Strangelove." Sponsored by Together We Can. Admission: Adults, $4; students and seniors over 65, $2.50. Information: 802-463-3964, ext. 120.

Kids

Babes in the Woods: 9:30-11 a.m., Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1223 Bonnyvale Road, West Brattleboro. Children (ages 3-5) and their caregivers. Naturalist Joan Carey to lead morning hike to meet the trees and enjoy the woods. Games, activities and explorations. Registration required, call Joan Carey: 802-257-5785 or joan@beec.org. Month of the Young Child event. Free.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Early Education Services, 130 Birge St., Brattleboro. For children 0-5 years old with parent or childcare provider. Led by Amanda Hiouas. Sponsored by Early Education Services. Information: 802-368-7872.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Bellows Falls Baptist Church. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-5 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.

Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, Ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

Preschool Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Dover Free Library. Every Wednesday. Information: Visit www.doverfreelibrary1913.org, or call the library at 802-348-7488.

Rhyme Time: 10:30-11 a.m., in the Meeting Room next to Children’s Room, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. For children under 5. Stories, songs, and fun. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 110.

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.

Making Change for Youth: 4-5 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Support group for youth dealing with substance abuse issues. Sponsored by Turning Point and HCRS. Snacks provided. Information: 802-257-5600.

Lectures

Gardening Talk: 7 p.m., Putney Public Library. Charlie Nardozzi, gardening expert, talk "Eat Your Lawn: Growing An Edible Landscape." Learn how to turn lawn and gardens into veritable food forests. Suggested donation, $5. Sponsored by Putney Library and Vermont Community Garden Network. Information: 802-387-4407.

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.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-4:45 p.m., Grades K-6. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Youth Indoor Soccer: 5-6 p.m., Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Grades 5 and 6, co-ed. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Dummerston Senior Meal: Noon, Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Sponsored by the Senior Solutions. Prepared by Linda Hellus. Menu: Chicken pie with biscuits, corn pudding, coleslaw, and assorted puddings with whipped cream for dessert. Suggested donation: $3, 60 and over; $4, under 60. Take-outs available, walk-ins welcome. Library books available. Information, reservations or take-outs: 802-254-1138.

Miscellaneous

Free Tax Assistance: Two locations: 9 a.m.-noon, Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. For appointment, call from 9 a.m.-noon, 802-257-7570. Also, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Community Bible Chapel, 107 Atwood St., Brattleboro. Call Alice at 802-257-1594 for appointment. Both offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program.

Blood Pressure Clinics: 10-11 a.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center, 18 Tuttle St.; and 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dummerston Center Grange. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

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.

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.

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.

West Townshend 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.

The Artist in Each of Us: 10 a.m.-noon, Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, behind Noyes House, Putney. Every Wednesday. For all interested seniors, regardless of experience. Variety of materials provided. By donation. Co-sponsored by Putney Cares and Westminster Cares. Information: 802-387-5593 or putneycares@svcable.net. Transportation available.

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.

Peer Support Group: Noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, at Women’s Freedom Center. For women addressing issues of abuse in intimate partner relationships. For directions, 802-257-7364.

Al-Anon: Noon-1 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. For those affected by someone else’s addiction. Information: 802-257-5600.

Free Water Testing: 1-2 p.m., The Home Depot, 22 Ashbrook Road, Keene, N.H. Bring sample. Tested for PH levels, TDS "Total Dissolved Solids," water hardness, and iron. No charge. Information: Dianne, 603-355-2113, ext. 541. Every Wed.

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.

Posture and Pain Relief Stretch Class: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Movement for people with postural stresses and musculoskeletal pain from work, arthritis, fibromyalgia, trigger points. Cost: $15 month; or $5 class for non-patients; patients free. Information: Justine Jeffrey, Pain Management Center, NE. 802-251-0155.

Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group: 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Second and fourth Wednesdays. Led by Cheryl Richards. Information: 802-257-0775.

Chess Club: 6:30 p.m., Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H. Meets Wednesdays. Religious Ed Room, use rear entrance. Handicapped accessible ramp at the parking lot. Door propped open (weather permitting) for easy access. Information: Ann, 603-762-6061.

Changing Tides Mental Health Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Free confidential peer support for those with mental health conditions. Information: Karen, 802-579-5937.

Meditation Sitting: 7 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. All welcome. Information: 802-257-1984. Every Wednesday.

Putney Al-Anon Group: 7 p.m., the Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5 north of Putney village. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Every Wednesday. Information: VT 866-972-5266 (toll free); www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Transcendental Meditation Program: 7:30 p.m., Maharishi Invincibility Center, 24 High St., Midtown Mall, Brattleboro. Free introductory lecture on the TM Program. Every Wednesday and by appointment. Information: 802-246-1020. See www.tm.org and www.davidlynchfoundation.org.