Thursday May 9, 2013

Today 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. No experience necessary. Information: Anne, 802-387-4330; or Melissa, 802-875-4102.

Student Musical: 7 p.m., Hilltop Montessori School, 120 Summit Circle, Brattleboro. Hilltop Montessori Middle School presents an original student musical, "Return to Sender," based on the students’ experiences during their trip to Alabama. Also Friday, 7 p.m. Information: www.hilltopmontessori.org.

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 traffic 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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Morris Dancers on Elliot Street; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Behold My Victor; 10:30 a.m., VSO On Stage 75; 11 a.m., The Rhema Word; 11:35 a.m., GED-ASAP! "Countdown to 2014"; 12 p.m., NRC VT Yankee Safety Assessment Hearing; 1:30 p.m., VT Right to Know Label Genetically Engineered Food; 3:24 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: Carol Clark, Western American Art; 4:30 p.m., At Landmark: Dr. Ned Olmsted, Wonder of Maps; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Artists a la Mode; 7 p.m., Poem City Presents, Poems to Bear the Unbearable with Mary Dingee Fillmore; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., SeVEDS Kick-Off Meeting.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., Too Big To Fail, Too Big To Jail, Sen. Sanders with Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., Vermont Blueprint for Health: Health System Innovation, Practice and Policy: The Long View, Pt 1; 12:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 3:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 4:40 p.m., Montpelier Connection SD: Webcast, Rep. Jill Krowinski; 5 p.m., BUHS Boys Hockey vs. Burlington; 6 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg; 8:30 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Under The Golden Dome, Week 15.

Friday

Music/Dance

Pizza and Open Mic: West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Route 30, West Townshend. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pizza, baked in outdoor oven, $10 a pie. 7:30 p.m, Music begins.

Student Musical: 7 p.m., Hilltop Montessori School, 120 Summit Circle, Brattleboro. Hilltop Montessori Middle School presents an original student musical, "Return to Sender," based on the students’ experiences during their trip to Alabama. Information: www.hilltopmontessori.org.

Argentine Tango Milonga: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. "Shall We Dance?" will co-sponsor Aparicion de Tango for an Argentine Tango Milonga. Lesson at 7:30 p.m. Dancing from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Traditional and Neo Tango music. Information: Sally Wright at sally.brat.tango@gmail.com or 603-923-9743.

Students’ Concert: 8 p.m., Open Music Collective, Suite 335, in the Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. "Outside-In Band" is a band led by bassist Jamie MacDonald. Features Gabby Fluke-Mogul (violin), Joe McConaughy, Ryan Milhaly (sax), Porter Lazzari Fitch (guitar), Kate Parsons (piano) and David Shadduck, drums. Suggested donation $5. Information: 802-254-5054 or info@openmusiccollective.org.

Kids

Teddy Bear Tea: 9 a.m., Townshend 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.

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.-1 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., 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.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Bavarian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, ham, yogurt parfait, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Free Dinner: 5-7 p.m., The Community Church of Whitingham. Free dinner on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Join neighbors in fellowship and food.

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

Rummage, Tag and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacksonville Community Church, Route 112 in Jacksonville.

Apple Blossom Gala: 7 p.m., Alyson’s Orchard, Walpole, N.H. Evening of wine, food, art, music, and dancing. Hosted by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. Silent and live auction of artwork, wine-related items, and travel opportunities. Proceeds benefit BMAC’s education programs. Tickets: $75 (or $560 for a table of 8) at www.brattleboromuseum.org or 802-257-0124, ext. 101.

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.