Friday May 24, 2013

Today Music/Dance

Classic Rock: 7-10 p.m., at the West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry takes rock ‘n’ roll requests on guitar, harmonica and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Ballroom and Latin Dance: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. A night of ballroom and Latin dancing presented by Shall We Dance Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., Cha Cha dance lesson. 8-10 p.m., Open dancing. Refreshments. Cost: Singles, $8; couples, $15; students and seniors, $5. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Spring Dance Concert: 7:30 p.m., in Calder Hall, Michael S. Currier Center, at The Putney School

The Putney School dance program presents its spring concert. Two numbers performed by the Latin Dance Evening Arts Class, plus hip hop, afro modern, modern, and ballet performances. Free admission. All welcome. For directions visit www.putneyschool.org.

Putney Vaudeville: 7:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project in collaboration with Strong Coffee Stage. Old time entertainment and community talent. General admission: Tickets $12; children under 12, $6, at www.nextstagearts.org and Offerings in Putney. Information: 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Theater

Live Theater: 7:30 p.m., at Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin. General admission, $12; seniors and students, $8. Directed by Ben Stockman.

Kids

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.

Teddy Bear Tea: 10 a.m., Wardsboro 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.-5 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Extended hours due to the weather this week. Indoor play space and discover center. 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.

Toddler Storyhour: 1:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Stories, songs, crafts for toddlers. Information: 802-365-7948.

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: Greens, eggs and ham, home fries, fruit, juice, yogurt. 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 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS Mocha, Smith College, Springfield, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, Echo Lake, VINS, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on Museum Passes at brookslibraryvt.org/borrow, or call 802-254-5290, ext 0.

Ongoing Events

Scleroderma Support Group of Southern Vermont: For information: 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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Invasion Vermont, The Threat of Invasive Species in Vermont; 10 a.m., Lurking in the Trees; 10:30 a.m., Phantom Music presents The Stray Birds Part 1; 11:16 a.m., TED Talks: Eric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live; 11:30 a.m., The Retreat’s Keep Talking: Nutrition & Mood; 12 p.m., Love BCTV Live Auction & Band Jam; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., Holistically Speaking: Episode #45; 1:30 p.m., Words of Peace: An Incredible Design; 1:59 p.m., Emerald Ash Borer Awareness; 2:30 p.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 3:30 p.m., 2nd Annual Cider Awards, Part 1; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., The Road to Recovery, Building Awareness and Support for Behavioral Health; 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Country Club: 2012 Club Championship; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., BCTV Open Studio: Brattleboro Senior Meals; 10 p.m., AARP Vt. Consumer Fraud Forum; 11:30 p.m., Organic Politics.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Guilford Selectboard; 9 a.m., Vt. Office of Veterans Affairs: 60 Year Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Brattleboro DRB; 2:30 p.m., Vt. Blueprint for Health: Health System Innovation, Practice and Policy: The Long View, Pt 3; 4:15 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard; 5:30 p.m., Under The Golden Dome, Week 17; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard; 9:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Classic Country Lawn Concert: 4-6 p.m., Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., West Dummerston, off Route 30. Guitar and vocals by GinMillBill. Chairs provided or bring lawnchair. All donations go to the Community Center heating and maintenance fund. Information: 802-254-9212.

Classic Acoustic Rock: 4-7 p.m., Poolside at Sitzmark, West Dover. Kevin Parry on guitar and singing acoustic rock standards. Free. Information: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., ELLM Hall, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. Featuring live music by Spare Change. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: 802-722-9205 or 603-357-0794.

Contra Dance: 8-10:30 p.m., Pierce’s Hall, East Putney. 7:30 p.m., Beginners’ workshop. Peter Amidon, caller. Band: Jokers Wild (Everest and Alden Witman, and Aidan Murphy). No partner necessary. Suggested donation $7. Information: 802-387-5357.

Live Concert: 8 p.m., The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Americana/World Music Ensemble Sol & Kiel, acoustic instruments from all over the world including Malian balafon, Navajo flute, and Nepalese bells. Handicapped accessible. General admission, $10.

Theater

Live Theater: 7:30 p.m., at Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin. General admission, $12; seniors and students, $8. Directed by Ben Stockman. Longest running comic-thriller on Broadway.

Kids

KidsPLAYce Celebration: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro. 11 a.m.-noon, dance party with Love Sprockets performing. Indoor play space and discover center. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. Children, $6; under 6 months free. Final day of the season. Information: 802-254-5212.

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

Birding Field Trip: 7:30 a.m., meet at Hannaford Parking Lot, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Walk through "Phyllis’ Marsh," a private reserve with mixed edge, forest, and wetland habitats. Sponsored by Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society.

Fix-A-Flat Clinic: 9 a.m., West Hill Shop, Putney. Demonstration on how to repair a flat bicycle tire. Bring bicycle and be prepared to get greasy. Free. Call or e-mail to register or for information: 802-387-5718 or info@westhillshop.com.

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.

Meals

Benefit Breakfast: 8-10 a.m., at Jamaica Community Church, center of Jamaica Village. Menu: Pancakes, sausage or bacon, fruit cocktail, and beverage. Proceeds will support a scholarship for Leland & Gray High School graduating senior studying Liberal Arts this fall. Freewill offering taken. All community members and visitors welcome. Information: 802-874-7019.

Chicken Barbecue: 11 a.m. until gone, front of First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Sponsored by the West Brattleboro Association. Half chicken, $5; meal $8 includes baked beans and coleslaw. Lemonade available. Church sponsoring bake sale. Information: 802-254-4963.

Turkey Supper: 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Third Congregational Church UCC, River Street, Alstead, N.H. Buffet style. Turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, carrots, peas, rolls, dessert, beverages. $9 over age 13, $4.50 age 6-12, under 6 free. Take-outs available. Information: 603-835-6734.

Museums

Museum of Windham County: Noon-5 p.m., The Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County, Route 30, Newfane. Current exhibit: Weather Disasters of Windham County in Photographs and Stories. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War, West River Railroad, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Free. Information: 802-365-4148.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS Mocha, Smith College, Springfield, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, Echo Lake, VINS, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on Museum Passes at brookslibraryvt.org/borrow, or call 802-254-5290, ext 0.

Miscellaneous

Swap Program: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program, on Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. Open every Saturday. Information: windhamsolidwaste.org or e-mail swapshop@windhamsolidwaste.org.

Spring Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., South Newfane Baptist Church, on Dover Road in South Newfane. Rain or shine. Wide variety of home-baked goods.

Townshend Library Book Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Route 30. Large selection of fiction, nonfiction, children’s and audio books. Annual Friends of Townshend Library sale. Homemade baked goods. Information: 802-365-4039.

Plant Sale: 9 a.m., Green Mountain Chapel parking lot, 480 Western Ave., next to Creamery Bridge, Brattleboro. Rain or shine. Perennials and herbs from gardens of Brattleboro Floral Arts & Garden Club members. Preview at 8:30 a.m. Information: 802-257-4710.

Bake Sale and Rummage Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Baked breads, pies, cookies, bars. Men’s suits, dress slacks, sweaters, shirts, jeans, and women’s dresses, slacks, sweaters, tops, shorts, and jeans; and footwear.

Food and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacksonville Community Church, 96 Vt. Route 112. Home-cooked items: Potato or pasta salads, baked beans, baked macaroni and cheese, pasta sauce, rolls, chicken wings, and baked goods. Lunch: Hot dogs and chili. Sponsored by the Jacksonville Ladies Aid.

Plant and Bake Sale: 9 a.m. until sold out, in front of the Courthouse, on Newfane Common, Route 30. Homemade baked goods. Hosted by the Newfane Garden Club.

Plant Sale and Barn Open House: 9 a.m.-noon, Wardsboro Library, 170 Main St., Wardsboro. Rain or shine. Annuals, perennials, vegetable seedlings, including Gilfeather turnips. Garden talk at 10 a.m. by landscape designer, Erica Bowman. On the Common: Bake sale, flower cart, raffle. Tour inside the Library’s Red Barn. Free tours. Information: 802-896-3416. Benefit Friends of the Wardsboro Library.

Annual Summer Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., United Church of Winchester, corner of Main and Parker streets, Winchester, N.H. Rain or shine. Hand knitted and crocheted items, quilts, baked goods, crafts, Chinese auction, odds and ends. Doughnuts and coffee; lunch from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Hosted by the The Ladies Society of the Church.

Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Route 9, West Brattleboro, next to Creamery Bridge. Healthy plants and fresh local food from area farmers. EBT and debit welcome. Picnic area. Rain or shine. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Live music. Information: 802-254-8885.

Community Yard and Bake Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bartonsville Grange No. 481, 116 Upper Bartonsville Road, Chester. Benefit the Grange. Information: Maggie, 802-875-5966; or Flora, 802-875-4131.

Closing Celebration: 1-3 p.m., Crowell Gallery, Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. A closing celebration of Larry Simons’ Sculpture and Assemblages exhibit. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948.

Circus Terrificus: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Bellows Falls Opera House. Trapeze duo, a clown, a gymnastic duo, an aerial hoop performer and four jugglers. Organized by Troy Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures of Rockingham. Children under 12, $15; adults $25 ($30 at the door), www.brattleborotix.com, wcctickets@aol.com, 802-843-1180. Sponsored by the Women’s Community Club of Grafton.

Community Remembrance for Kamil: 3 p.m., West Village Meeting House and Garland School, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. Kamil Jumaane Nashoba Rune Middleton Burrows of Marlboro, 3, who died on a trip to Cameroon, West Africa. All welcome to share stories, readings or songs in tribute to Kamil. Information: leahmutz@gmail.com.

Antique and Flea Market: Junctions Routes 9 and 100, Wilmington. Open Sat., Sun., and Mon., May 25-27, and weekends through mid-October. Information: 802-464-3345.

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.

Sunday, May 26

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.

Experimental Music: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Composer, conductor and instrumentalist Jacob Mashak to lead series on Experimental Music, exploring what it means for music (and all of art) to be experimental. Information: www.openmusicollective.org. Fourth Sunday each month.

English Dance: 2:30-5:30 p.m., at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Adina Gordon, caller; music by A Trip to Norwich. Tickets: www.absoluterealty.org/Dance.

Memorial Day Dawn Dance: 8 p.m.-7 a.m., at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Bands and callers: Lisa Greenleaf with Tidal Wave, Steve Zakon-Anderson with Perpetual e-Motion, and Maggie Jo Saylor with Nor’easter. Admission $25 ($20, seniors and students). Information and tickets: www.dawndance.org.

Theater

Live Theater: 3 p.m., at Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin. General admission, $12; seniors and students, $8. Directed by Ben Stockman.

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.

Meals

Free Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Homemade baked beans with grilled hot dogs and kielbasa, coleslaw, rolls, beverages and homemade cookies with ice cream. For a ride or information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Museums

Museum of Windham County: Noon-5 p.m., The Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County, Route 30, Newfane. Current exhibit: Weather Disasters of Windham County in Photographs and Stories. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War, West River Railroad, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Free. Information: 802-365-4148.

Miscellaneous

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Dharma talk by Manny Mansbach, "May All Beings Be At Ease."

Pottery Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Putney Clayschool, 20 Kimball Hill, Putney (just up from the General Store). Sculpture and utilitarian pottery by Doris Fredericks and others. Low prices. Everything must go. Information: 802-387-4395.

Antique and Flea Market: Junctions Routes 9 and 100, Wilmington. Open Sun., and Mon., May 26-27, and weekends through mid-October. Information: 802-464-3345.

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.