Friday June 14, 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.

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.

Theater

Live Performance: 8 p.m., at the New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Vermont Performance Lab: "Not What Happened," a new theater work by three-time Obie Award winning Ain Gordon. Info and tickets: www.vermontperformancelab.org/events or 802-257-3361.

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.

Storytime and Crafts: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jamaica Memorial Library. Every Friday. Information: 802-874-4901.

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: Vegetable frittata, home fries, fruit, muffin, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Bingo Night and Dinner: Bartonsville Grange, across from Rockingham State Police Barracks on Route 103. 5-6:30 p.m., Chicken biscuit dinner. 7 p.m., Bingo. Dinner and 10 bingo games, $10. Information: 802-875-4438.

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

Brattleboro History Center: 2-4 p.m., Brattleboro Historical Society’s new History Center, 196 Main St., Masonic Center, Brattleboro. Series of changing exhibits: Local agricultural history, farm life and the former Valley Fair. Information: 802-258-4957 or histsoc@sover.net.

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

Sen. Sanders’ Small Biz Workshop: 9 a.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to hold a Small Business Workshop to discuss opportunities for small Vermont businesses to begin exporting their products abroad. Small businesses interested should call: 1-800-339-9834.

Townshend Farmers’ Market: 4-7 p.m., behind West Townshend Country Store, intersection of Windham Hill and Route 30. Fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits, eggs, grass-fed meats, syrup, honey, and plants; baked goods, handmade soaps, hand blown glass. Rain or shine. Information: 802-869-2141.

Ongoing Events

Scleroderma Support Group of Southern Vermont: For information: Scleroderma Foundation, 802-464-5847. Next meeting July 11.

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.-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.

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., Artists a la Mode: June 2013; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 9:45 a.m., The Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Eyewitness Report; 10:30 a.m., Words of Peace: Knowing; 11 a.m., Vt. Countryside, Tales From The Working Landscape Ep.7: Roger Rainville; 11:35 a.m., Phantom Music presents: The Stray Birds Part 2; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., Dummerston Conservation Commission: Got Bats?; 2:30 p.m., The Pulse of Brattleboro, The Plunge; 3:30 p.m., Helping Seniors Understand Reverse Mortgages; 4:30 p.m., Walking with the Weedman, Special; 4:55 p.m., Vt. Countryside, Tales From The Working Landscape: Roger Rainville; 5:27 p.m., Sportsline Live; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report: Live; 6 p.m., 3SquaresVT and Using EBT Cards at Farmers’ Markets; 6:30 p.m., 2013 BUHS Graduation Live; 9 p.m., Sportsline Live; 9:16 p.m., TED: Cameron Russell, Looks Aren’t Everything; 9:30 p.m., BCTV Open Studio: NFI’s Beanbag Tournament on June 15; 10 p.m., Artists a la Mode: June 2013; 11 p.m., Dummerston Conservation Commission: Got Bats?

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:40 a.m., BUHS Board Mtg.: BUHS Board Mtg.; 10 a.m., The F-35 Fighter Jet, Dispelling the Myths; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show- From This Week; 12 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 4:55 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg; 6:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Leland and Gray School Board Mtg.

Saturday

Music/Dance

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.

Summer Concert: 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Deturtle performs jazz/classical fusion. Outdoors unless a hot night, then inside in air conditioned space. Admission: Adults, $17; seniors and children under 12, $13 in advance and $20/$15 at the door. Tickets at Village Square Booksellers, Brattleboro Books, and www.brattleborotix.com. Information: www.stonechurcharts.org or 802-463-3100.

BHS/BUHS Alumni Dance: 8 p.m.-midnight, VFW, Black Mountain Road, Brattleboro. Music provided by the Wyld Nightz Band. Admission is payment of the $5 alumni dues. Sponsored by the Brattleboro High School/Brattleboro Union High School Alumni Association.

Theater

Live Performance: 8 p.m., at the New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Vermont Performance Lab: "Not What Happened," a new theater work by three-time Obie Award winning Ain Gordon. Info and tickets: www.vermontperformancelab.org/events or 802-257-3361.

Lectures

Sports’ Talk: 7:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. National Public Radio host and sports writer Bill Littlefield to speak. His talk, "Only A Game, Except When It Isn’t," includes questions and answers with the audience. Tickets $10, at the door, and in advance at Offerings in Putney. Information: nextstagearts@gmail.com or 802-387-0102.

Outdoors/Recreation

Sunrise Paddle and Potluck: Meet at 5 a.m. at Chelsea Royal Diner, West Brattleboro; or 5:30 a.m. at VIP Coffee Shop in Wilmington (jct. Rtes. 9 and 100 South) to car and boat pool to Lake Whitingham. Bring light breakfast snacks to share, orange juice provided. Sponsored by the Brattleboro Outing Club. Information: www.brattleborooutingclub.org or call Larry 802-254-3666.

Benefit Beanbag Tournament: 1-4 p.m., at the new West River Park, Route 30, Brattleboro. Noon-1 p.m., Check-in and warm-up time. Brattleboro "Pitchin’ for Families" beanbag tournament. All welcome. Two person teams; entry fees $50 per team ($25 per person). Prizes for top team and top fundraising individual. Rain or shine. Fee includes sports bag, food, at least two rounds of play. Hosted by Northeastern Family Institute. Information: Lydia Mahan, 802-254-2558 or LydiaMahan@nafi.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

Strawberry Supper: 5-6:30 p.m., Hinsdale First Congregational Church, Main Street, Hinsdale, N.H. Menu: Baked beans, macaroni and cheese, ham, coleslaw, rolls, and strawberry shortcake with real whipped cream. Cost: Adults, $10; children, $4.

Museums

Guilford Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Take right on Guilford Center Road at Country Store, go one mile. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays. Other times by appointment: Michelle Frehsee, 802-275-2555.

Mining and Minerals: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals, 55 Pleasant St., Grafton. New England minerals. Open weekends through October. Information: 802-875-3562.

Halifax Historical Society Museum: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., center of West Halifax on Brook Road, adjacent to the fire station. Quilts, tools used in early industry, and many fine photographs, paintings, and furnishings. Open Saturdays. Free. Information: 802-368-7097.

Brattleboro History Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Brattleboro Historical Society’s new History Center, 196 Main St., Masonic Center, Brattleboro. Series of changing exhibits: Local agricultural history, farm life and the former Valley Fair. Information: 802-258-4957 or histsoc@sover.net.

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. Wed., Sat. and Sun.

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.

Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Route 9, West Brattleboro, next to Creamery Bridge. Handmade, homegrown, handcrafted products. EBT and debit welcome. Picnic area. Rain or shine. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Brattleboro Music Center’s Celtic Program plays Scottish, Irish and French Canadian tunes. Information: 802-254-8885.

Cooking Class: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, Main Street. Learn to make Gingerbug Soda. Taught by Dennis Linnell. Bring two glass quart jars/bottles to take soda home. Jars and bottles available for purchase. Fee: $15/$10 shareholders. Registration required, 802-257-0236.

Newtown Vigil: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Common, Park Place. A family-friendly vigil to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the Newtown massacre. Sponsored by GunSenseVermont. The theme is "We Have Not Forgotten." All welcome. Information: www.GunSenseVT.org.

Ongoing Events

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

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.