Monday June 24, 2013

Today Kids

Nature Photo Explorers Camp: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, West Brattleboro. June 24-28. Information: beec@sover.net, 802-257-5785, www.beec.org.

Movin’ Into Music: 10-10:45 a.m., in Brattleboro. Music & Movement. Sing, dance, clap, tap and make believe. For children 1-5 years and their caregivers. Led by Annie Frelich. Ongoing classes, join any time. Fee. Contact the Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523, or bmcvt.org.

Rhyme and Story Hour: 10:30 a.m., Whitingham Free Public Library. Songs, rhymes, stories and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents and infants welcome. Information: 802-368-7506.

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.

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.

Museums

Estey Organ Museum: 108 Birge St., Brattleboro. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Special open day featuring docent and host Edgar A. Boadway, well known Estey organ historian.


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Visitors of all ages are invited to play many of the instruments. Handicapped accessible. Donations appreciated. Information: 802-254-8398.

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

Blood Pressure Clinic: Noon-1:30 p.m., Vernon Town Office. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Book Discussion Group: 7-9 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Brattleboro Great Books Discussion Group to discuss "Looking for Mr. Green" by Saul Bellow and "Sonny’s Blues" by Professor James Baldwin. Information: Michael Landis, emagicmtman@gmail.com or 802-257-1851.

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.

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

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.

Healing Discussion Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Sojourns Community Health Clinic, 4923 U.S. Route 5, Westminster. Living Life Now! For anyone with cancer. Meets every Monday. Information: 802-722-4023.

Depression Support: 5:30 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling depressed, isolated or afraid. Information: 413-824-6381 or 802-368-7561.

Vipassana Group Sitting: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, in Brattleboro. In the tradition of S. N. Goenka. Contact: jjjonas@sover.net or 802-869-3246.

Turning Point Board: 5:45-7:30 p.m., held at Tyler Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Turning Point of Windham County’s monthly board meeting. A recovery center. Public welcome. Fourth Monday each month. Information: 802-257-5600.

Food Pantry: 6-7:30 p.m., Townshend Church, on the Common, Route 30. For anyone who needs food assistance. Information: 802-365-4321.

Parents Together Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., childcare included. For location and registration: Noreen Oles at 802-254-6686.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: (12-step group), Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off Cafeteria. Information: 802-258-0077.

Lupus Support Group of Southeastern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Lupus Foundation, 802-244-5988.

Self-Healing Program: 6-8 p.m., ongoing on Mondays in Putney. Healing Trauma Without the Drama: Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Intuitive Inquiry for self-healing. Led by Seth Lepore, EFT Cert-I. Fee. Information: 802-275-7262 or classes@practicalhealings.com to pre-register.

Bereaved Parents Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Second and fourth Mondays. Led by Lynn Martin. Information: 802-257-0775.

Benefit Bingo: 6:30 p.m., above People’s United Bank, on the Square, Bellows Falls. Every Monday. 5 p.m., Doors open. 6 p.m., Early bird games. 20-game format specials, U-Pick-Em, winner take all, progressive jackpot. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free coffee. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus in Bellows Falls, Council No. 753, benefit for local charities.

Support for Discouraged: 7 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling discouraged, unfocused, or overwhelmed. Information: 413-824-6381, 802-368-7561 or healingwaters55@yahoo.com.

Meditation: 7-9 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney, just north of Basketville. Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: Richard Brady, mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

Co-Dependents Anonymous: 7:15-9 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B off cafeteria. Contact: Christin Tandy, 603-358-6261.

Al-Anon: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church, on the Common, Newfane. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Free. Information: 866-972-5266; also, 7:30-9 p.m., in the Parsonage, United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape: Shadows of Grace Series, Fellowship with God Pt.1; 9:50 a.m., Science Bits, Observation; 10 a.m., Salamanders in Vermont; 11:30 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12:10 p.m., TED Talks: Barry Schwartz; 12:30 p.m., No Film Film Festival: Documentary; 1 p.m., The Future of Education: Digital Age; 2:45 p.m., Make Books Not War’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards; 3:23 p.m., Science Bits, The New Accordion Family; 3:40 p.m., Southern VT Dance Fest:; 4:20 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Reconnecting Farmers; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., 2013 BUHS Graduation Ceremony; 7:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., A Fukushima Refugee: Chikako Nishiyama; 11:12 p.m., The Plunge! The Marina’s Plunge for Charity 2013; 11:30 p.m., The Songwriter’s Notebook.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:05 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 9:25 a.m., Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy; Keynote; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Board Mtg.; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Interviews; 12:43 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Nominations; 1 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 4 p.m., Reforming the Way We Conduct and Finance Our Federal Elections; 6:45 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., Planning Commission Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 10:30 p.m., Older Americans Summit; 11:18 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Board Mtg.

Tuesday

Music/Dance

West Coast Swing Dance Series: Brattleboro Ballroom at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beginners; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate. No partner needed. Fee: $40 series; both $60. Drop-in, $10; $15 for both. Carry dance shoes. Offered by Shall We Dance? To register or for information: 802 579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Kids

Townshend Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at the Townshend Public Library. Tuesdays. Free. Unstructured play with a snack provided. All welcome. Provided by Early Education Services. Information: Kim Freeman, 802-254-3742.

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.

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.

Spiritually-Centered Parenting Group: 11 a.m.-noon, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro. A new group for parents of babies and young children. Meet Tuesdays. Reading, discussion and play. Open to all faith traditions. Information: spiritualparentinggroup@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Summer Co-op Kids: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, Main Street; on the BFC Whetstone Cafe patio or inside, depending on the weather. Making homemade ice cream the easy hands-on way. Shareholders, $2; others $4. Registration required: 802-257-0236.

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.

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.

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: 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.

Putney Congregate Lunch: Noon-2 p.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill, Putney. Menu: Chicken salad, cold tomato soup, cornbread, ice cream, coffee and tea. Prepared by Mary Ann Toffolon. Co-sponsored by Putney Cares and Senior Solutions. Information or reservations: 802-387-5593 or putneycares@svcable.net.

Marlboro Community Potluck Supper: 6 p.m., at the Marlboro Meeting House, 524 South Road, off Route 9. Bring dish to share (main dish, dessert, or bread). Raffle of local goods. Benefit the Marlboro Meeting House building maintenance. Information: marlboromeetinghouse@gmail.com.

Miscellaneous

Post Oil Community Meeting: Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Community Room, Brattleboro. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. Discussion about Post Oil’s Health and Wellness project. Presentation by David Cohen on the Slow Transportation Movement in Brattleboro. 6 p.m., refreshments and socializing; 6:30 p.m., meeting. All welcome. Information: Tim Stevenson, 802-869-2141 or info@postoilsolutions.org.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-257-6915.