Thursday June 27, 2013

Today 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.

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

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.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:44 a.m., Science Bits, The New Accordion Family; 7:47 a.m., Science Bits, Imbibing Idiot Bias; 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, Wound Care; 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; 3 p.m., Make Books Not War’s Jane Addams Children’s Book Awards; 3:40 p.m., Southern VT Dance Fest:; 4:20 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Reconnecting Farmers; 5:34 p.m., Science Bits, Imbibing Idiot Bias; 5:37 p.m., Science Bits, Observation; 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: Ep. 93.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 1 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 3 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 6 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 11 p.m., Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy; Keynote.

Friday

Music/Dance

Downtown Concert: 6 p.m., Pliny Park, corner of Main and High streets, Brattleboro. Sunny Lowdown opens concert series performing solo, playing deep blues music from several musicians.

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., Salsa 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.

Outdoor Music: 7-10 p.m., Poolside at Sitzmark, West Dover. Kevin Parry plays solo. Free. Information: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Folksinger/Songwriter: 7:30 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Antje Duvekot performs contemporary folk music. Lizzy Mandell opens the show. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets: General, $16; students and seniors, $14. Reservations and information: 802-254-9276.

Dancing in the Park: 8 p.m., Lion’s Park, Readsboro. Live music from the band Shut Up & Dance. Admission $5. Information: Earlene, 802-423-7080.

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: $15. Reservations recommended. Information: 877-666-1855 or www.actors-theatre.info.

Film

Free Movie Night: 7:30 p.m., Williamsville Hall. Featured movie: Mel Brooks’ "Blazing Saddles." Rated R, 1 hr. 33 mins. Fresh popcorn and beverages. Blu-Ray quality video, five-speaker surround-sound. Community project of the Williamsville Hall Committee.

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.

Outdoors/Recreation

Healing Walk at Manitou: 4-6 p.m. Meditative walk on Manitou’s Sanctuary Trail guided by Kirsten Edelglass, including poems or other readings, and chances to share about the experience. Meet at the parking lot at 4 p.m. Information: Kirsten, 802-579-4496.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Stuffed egg with sausage gravy, scone, potato pancake, 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

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

Transition Dummerston: 6-9 p.m., Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., in West Dummerston. Monthly potluck and program, "Hope Takes Root, Inner Sustainability." Conversation, activities and reflection. 6-7 p.m., potluck; 7-9 p.m., program. Information: Susal, 802-275-7449, or Fred, 802-387-2681.

Ongoing Events

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.

Acupuncture Clinic: 2-6 p.m., Medicine for the People, 125 Main St., Putney. Community clinic. Call ahead for appointment, 802-387-3028. Sliding scale.

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.