Tuesday June 25, 2013

Tuesday, June 25

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.

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

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.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums. Click on Museum Passes at brookslibraryvt.org/borrow, or call 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 9:45 a.m., Retreat from Canada: Revolutionary War Re-enactment; 10:30 a.m., Education-Join the Conversation Ep. 9: Harassment & Bullying Prevention; 11 a.m., Words of Piece: Ezeiza Women’s Prison; 11:30 a.m., Culture Clash: Acknowledging Where Vermonters Don’t See Eye to Eye; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., 2013 BUHS Graduation Ceremony; 2:17 p.m., Science Bits, Wild Bird Rehab; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Organic Politics: Mother Earth’s Milk Is Water; 4 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Slow Design; 5:43 p.m., Science Bits, The New Accordion Family; 6 p.m., 2013 Leland & Gray Graduation; 7:45 p.m., No Film Film Festival Video Promo; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., Danger Men Cooking, Theme and Variation; 10:30 p.m., Salamanders in Vermont.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Interviews; 9:43 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Nominations; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:25 a.m., Reforming the Way We Conduct and Finance Our Federal Elections; 1 p.m., Older Americans Summit; 2 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 3:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Leahy Environmental Summit, Keynote Address by Robert Kennedy Jr.; 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.

Wednesday, June 26

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.

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.

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.

Film

Classic Film Series: 7 p.m., Bellows Falls Opera House Cinema, 7 Square, Bellows Falls. Every Wednesday. This week: Alfred Hitchcock’s "Rear Window." Sponsored by Vermont Festivals. Admission: Adults, $4; students and seniors over 65, $2.50. Information: 802-463-3964, ext. 120.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Living Memorial Park Playground. In case of rain, held 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.

Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, Ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

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.

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

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.

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.

Fun Run Series: 6:30 p.m., Upper Dummerston Road, Brattleboro. 1, 2, 3 miles out and back trail run. Free. All ages and abilities welcome. Homemade cookies and water available. Sponsored by the Red Clover Rovers Running Club.

Meals

Dummerston Senior Lunch: Noon, Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Sponsored by the Grange and Senior Solutions. Menu: "Oven fried" chicken, green salad, corn pudding, broccoli/cauliflower casserole, smashed potatoes with gravy, with pumpkin upside down pie. Sugar-free dessert also available. Suggested donation: $3, 60 and over; $4, under 60. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Wednesday Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Whetstone Pathway, lower Main Street, Brattleboro. Handmade, homegrown, handcrafted products. Noon-1 p.m., Lunchtime yoga. EBT and debit welcome. Open every Wednesday through Oct. Information: 802-254-8885; www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

Breathing Education: 6-8:30 p.m., River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Introduction to Therapeutic Breath Education. Information and to register: Kaiilama Morris, 413-512-4070, or lovingspirit1@gmail.com.

Grace Cottage Hospital Community Forum: 7 p.m. at Jamaica Town Hall, Jamaica. Short presentation by interim CEO Jeffrey White, followed by Q&A. Free and open to the public. (802) 365-9109.

Meet Jody Williams: 7 p.m., Guilford Community Church, just past Guilford Country Store, off Route 5, take a left. An evening with Jody Williams, as she reads from her new book, "My Name is Jody Williams," and discusses events of her life leading to her Nobel Peace Prize. No admission charge. Co-sponsored by the Guilford Community Church and the Guilford Free Library. Information: 802-254-6545.

Local Voices: 7-8:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. A group of local writers who meet the last Wednesday each month. Writers welcome to read their new unpublished works of fiction and poetry. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948 Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m., or moorefreelibrary.org.

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.

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. 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.