Wednesday June 26, 2013

Today

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.


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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: 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.

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.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:15 a.m., Make Books Not War’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9No Film Film Festival: Documentary; 9:30 a.m., TED Talks: Barry Schwartz; 9:50 a.m., Science Bits, Wild Bird Rehab; 10 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 10:30 a.m., 2013 Leland & Gray Graduation; 12:13 p.m., Science Bits, Observation; 12:18 p.m., Science Bits, Wound Care; 12:30 p.m., A Fukushima Refugee: Chikako Nishiyama; 2:12 p.m., TED Talks: Jeff Han; 2:30 p.m., Education-Join the Conversation Ep. 9: Harassment & Bullying Prevention; 3 p.m., The Plunge! The Marina’s Plunge for Charity 2013; 3:30 p.m., Agape: Shadows of Grace Series, Fellowship with God Pt.1; 4:20 p.m., The Rhema Word; 5 p.m., Vermont Localvore Today; 5:29 p.m., The Plunge! The Marina’s Plunge for Charity 2013; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Reconnecting Farmers; 7:30 p.m., Organic Politics: Mother Earth’s Milk Is Water; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., A Fukushima Refugee: Chikako Nishiyama; 11:15 p.m., Make Books Not War’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:30 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 12:30 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Board Mtg.; 1:15 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Interviews; 1:58 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Nominations; 2:10 p.m., Older Americans Summit; 3 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 5:30 p.m., Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy; Keynote; 6:25 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Board Mtg.; 10 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Interviews; 10:43 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Nominations; 11 p.m., Older Americans Summit.

Thursday

Music/Dance

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.

Jazz Faculty Concert: 8 p.m., Open Music Collective, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. Open Music Collective celebrates its 4th year with a reception and summer jazz faculty concert: Carl Clements, sax and reeds; Matan Rubinstein, piano; Doug Raneri, drums; Jamie MacDonald, bass. Suggested donation, $10. 7:30 p.m., refreshments. Information or reservations: 802-254-5054 or info@openmusiccollective.org.

Theater

Shakespeare in the Park: 6 p.m., Rotary Stage at Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Twelfth Night," a comedy of mistaken identities. 24th annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park. Cost: $5, children 5 and under free. Reservations not necessary. Come early and bring a picnic. Information: www.vermonttheatrecompany.com. Performances continues through June 30.

Comedy of Suspicion: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Actors Theatre Playhouse opens 38th season with Stephen Dietz’s relationship thriller "Private Eyes." Cost: $12. Reservations recommended. Information: 877-666-1855 or www.actors-theatre.info.

Kids

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.

Summer Reading Party: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Jody Scalise and his "Amazing Phyzical Comedy Show." Refreshments and free books for all children. Free for all ages.

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.

Summer Co-op Kids: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St.; on the BFC Whetstone Cafe patio or inside, depending on the weather. Fresh Tacos. Grind corn to make tortillas, fill with garden goodies. Shareholders, $2; others $4. Registration required: 802-257-0236.

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.

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

Williamsville Senior Lunch: Noon, Williamsville Town Hall, downstairs dining room. For seniors in Williamsville and surrounding communities. Menu: Barbecued chicken, pulled pork, slaw, cornbread, beans and sweet potato tart. Suggested donation: $3.50 for 60 and over and $4 under 60. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Information or reservations: Nancy Rysz at 802-348-7729, or Nissa Petrak at 802-348-6301.

Miscellaneous

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jacksonville Municipal Center. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

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.

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.

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.

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.