Wednesday May 8, 2013

Today

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.

Spring Program: 6:30 p.m., Dummerston School, in the gymnasium, Schoolhouse Road, Dummerston, off Route 5. "Earth Day," musical program by all students in Grades K-5 and 5-8 Chorus. Vocal music program directed by Rita Corey. All welcome.

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.

Pete Seeger Tribute: 7 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. "Pete Seeger: Inspiration through Music" with Steve Crofter and Laurel Green. Life and music of Pete Seeger through stories, song, and video clips. Not wheelchair accessible, call the library at 802-463-4270 to request special accommodations.


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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. Lectures

BMH Auxiliary Hosts Gov. Kunin: At the New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Former Vt. Gov. Madeleine Kunin. Discussion of her 2012 book, "The New Feminist Agenda." 5 p.m., social hour; 6 p.m., Kunin’s presentation. Questions and answers follow. Free admission, donations accepted. Sponsored by the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Seating limited. Reservations: 802-257-0688.

Kids

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.-1 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.

Teddy Bear Tea: 10:30 a.m., Guilford Central School. For children 5 and under, parents, caregivers, early educators, and teddy bears. Meet staff, tour school, hear stories. Snack provided. Co-sponsored by Early Education Services and Windham County elementary schools, funded in part by Building Bright Futures. Information: Sandy Stark, EES, 802-254-3742, ext. 171.

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.

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.

Meals

Dummerston Senior Meal: Noon, Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Sponsored by the Senior Solutions. Prepared by Linda Hellus. Menu: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, bean medley, beverages, and carrot cake. 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

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: 2-4 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. 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.

Healthy Relationship Workshop: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. For women wishing to learn how to set boundaries for healthy relationships in life. Offered by Turning Point and Women’s Freedom Center. Information: 802-257-5600.

Vermont History Program: 7 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Cyndy Bittinger, author of "Vermont Women, Native Americans, and African Americans," speaks about Vermont’s history, uncovering hidden stories from the earliest inhabitants to present-day citizens. Sponsored by the Library. Information: 802-254-5290.

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.

Suicide Loss Support Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. First and third Wednesdays. Facilitated by Andrea Edwards. Free. Co-sponsored by The Samaritans, Inc., www.samaritansnh.org. Information: Elizabeth or Joyce, 802-257-0775.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:10 a.m., Poem City Presents: Celebration with Ellen Bryan Voigt; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., VT Right to Know Label Genetically Engineered Food; 10:15 a.m., Riverbank Church, Live; 12 p.m., SeVEDS Kick-Off Meeting; 2:30 p.m., Stone Church Arts: Retro Folk; 3:37 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Behold My Victor; 5 p.m., The Rhema Word; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News; 6:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 7 p.m., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., American Legion National Commander’s Visit; 11:10 p.m., Spotlight On Vermont Issues Sen. Anthony Pollina; 11:45 p.m., Shut It Down! Affinity Group.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:10 a.m., Ask the Experts with Rep. Anne O’Brien: PACE; 8:45 a.m., Montpelier Connection: Rep. Mollie Burke; 9 a.m., BUHS Boys Hockey vs. Burlington; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV News 2013 Live; 11 a.m., Vermont State Board of Education Mtg.; 3:29 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 5 p.m., State House Coverage, Marijuana Policy: Informing A Smart Approach; 6:30 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Brattleboro Town Schoolboard Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection SD: Webcast, Rep. Jill Krowinski; 11:46 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Rep. Mollie Burke.

Thursday

Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays. Session runs through May 23. Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $8 per class; $40 for 6/7-weeks. No experience necessary. Information: Anne, 802-387-4330; or Melissa, 802-875-4102.

Open Mic: 7-10 p.m., Marina Restaurant, Route 5, Brattleboro. Hosted by Kevin Parry. Every Thursday. Free. To sign up for a 20-minute slots, call 802-257-7563. Information: www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Live Music: 7-10 p.m., West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Jim Flynn plays every Thursday. Free. Information: 802-464-5207.

Live Jazz: 7-10 p.m., Rick’s Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. Information: 802-365-4310.

Film

May Film Series: 7 p.m., Next Stage, Main Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. Next Stage Arts Project presents "Mother Love" curated and hosted by Karen Schelling. This week: "Babies -- 2010," French/International, 1 hour 19 mins. Follows four babies from around the world: Namibia, Mongolia, Japan and the U.S., from birth to first steps. Suggested donation $5. Information: www.nextstagearts.org.

Kids

Teddy Bear Tea: 9:30 a.m., Dover Elementary School. For children 5 and under, parents, caregivers, early educators, and teddy bears. Meet staff, tour school, hear stories. Snack provided. Co-sponsored by Early Education Services and Windham County elementary schools, funded in part by Building Bright Futures. Information: Sandy Stark, EES, 802-254-3742, ext. 171.

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-1 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.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Westminster West Public Library. Program of books, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. No charge. Information: 802-387-5737 or 802-387-4682.

Baby Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. For up to 24 months. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Thursday. For ages 2 and up. Songs, stories, and crafts for little ones and their caregivers. Information: 802-387-4407.

Children’s Story Hour: 11 a.m., Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. Pat Fowler reading. Reservations: 802-463-9404.

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.

Preschool Storytime: 1:30 p.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

Fun with French: 2:30 p.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Fun with the French language through the use of games, poems, songs and activities. $5 charge. Information or to enroll: 802-254-6545. Walk from the school to the library. No charge.

Outdoors/Recreation

Senior Bowling: 9:15 a.m., Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Every Thursday. Bowling for seniors. Information: 802-254-2710 or 802-387-5757.

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.

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6-8 p.m., Volleyball; 8-10 p.m., Badminton, for all abilities. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Newfane Senior Lunch: Noon, Newfane Congregational Church. For seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities. Menu: Ham and pickle on a cracker, green salad, pot roast with buttered noodles, beets, bread, parfait. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation $3.50 for 60 and over, $4 under 60. Information or reservations: Winnie Dolan, 802-365-7870.

Miscellaneous

Free Seminar: 9 a.m.-noon, Grand Summit Resort at Mount Snow, Dover. Seminar: "The Power of Email Marketing with Local Search and Social Media Integration." Information and reservations: www.asemc.org/news.html.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Job Skills Workshop: 1-3 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Workshops designed to help people get ready for job hunting. Also, May 14 and 16, same time. Offered by Turning Point of Windham County and the Phoenix House. Information: 802-257-5600.

Putney Free Health Clinic: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Putney Medical Office, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: Putney Family Services: 802-387-2120.

West Brattleboro Association: 6-7:30 p.m., The New England House, 254 Marlboro Road, Wset Brattleboro. Monthly meeting. Discussion on traffice safety, "Neighborhood Projects," upcoming events.

Toastmasters Club: 6 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., 2nd floor, Brattleboro. BrattleMasters. Guests welcome at no charge. For people who want to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. Information: brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org or 413-325-6348.

Windham County CERT Meeting: 7 p.m., Putney Firehouse. Civilian Emergency Response Team meeting. New volunteers welcome. Refreshments. Information: Gaila Gulack at ggulack@hotmail.com.

Book Reading: 7:30 p.m., at the Shambhala Meditation Center in the Whetstone Studio for the Arts, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro, near intersection of Elliot, Frost, Union, and Williams streets. "Diamond Highway: A Tibetan Buddhist Path in America. Information: 802-257-1984. Free. All welcome.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: 7-7:45 a.m., Vermont Insight Meditation Center, in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and snow cancellation: Rose, 802-246-1244.

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.

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.

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.

Guilford Food Pantry: 5-6:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Pantry is open Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month).

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Second Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. For people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and caregivers. Information: Bruce Gilman, 802-251-0928 or space1313@comcast.net.

Spring Forest Qigong: 5-6 p.m., Medicine for the People, 133 Main St., No. 7, Putney. Exercise and meditation class. Meets every Thursday. Details: 802-387-3028, ext. 1.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: 6-10 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Fun, friendship, competitive play. All equipment provided. Fee $3. First-timers play free. Every Thursday. Information: Ed at ed.liebfried@gmail.com or 971-344-8730.

Dedicated Dads Making a Difference: 6-8 p.m., Early Education Services, 122 Birge St., Brattleboro. Free fathers support group. Dinner and child care provided. Information: Josh Miller, 802-254-3742, ext. 172.

Alateen Meeting: 7-8 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Downstairs, Room B, on back, right, through the Maple Cafe. For teenagers whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Al-Anon AFG: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Center, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

AA, Food and Fellowship: 7-10 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 8 p.m., step meeting. Information: 802-257-5600.

Zen Meditation: 7:30-9 p.m., in Guilford. No charge. Beginners welcome. Information: 802-257-9425.