Friday June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28 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 Moved: 6 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, in the Auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Twelfth Night," a comedy of mistaken identities. 24th annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park event had to be moved indoors due to the expected rain. Cost: $5, children 5 and under free. Reservations not necessary. 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.-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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:44 a.m., Science Bits, Imbibing Idiot Bias; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 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; 2:30 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Business Plan Awards; 3:16 p.m., Science Bits, Wild Bird Rehab; 3:30 p.m., Organic Politics: Mother Earth’s Milk Is Water; 4 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Slow Design; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report: LIVE; 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: #009, Theme and Variation; 10:30 p.m., Salamanders in Vermont.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9 a.m., Leahy Environmental Summit, Keynote Address by Robert Kennedy Jr.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Board Mtg.; 11:30 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12:30 p.m., Reforming the Way We Conduct and Finance Our Federal Elections; 3:05 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.

Saturday, June 29

Music/Dance

Teen Dance: 7-10 p.m., Bartonsville Grange, 116 Upper Bartonsville Road, Chester. Ages 12-17. Admission $2. Snacks and drinks on sale. Benefit the Bartonsville Grange No. 481. Information: Maggie, 802-875-5966.

Theater

Shakespeare in the Park Moved: 6 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, in the Auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Twelfth Night," a comedy of mistaken identities. 24th annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park event had to be moved indoors due to the expected rain. Cost: $5, children 5 and under free. Reservations not necessary. Information: www.vermonttheatrecompany.com. Also, Sunday.

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.

Kids

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

Trap Practice: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sportsmen’s Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Every Saturday. Information: 802-579-1587.

Meals

Dummerston Strawberry Supper: 5-7 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. All-you-can-eat, family style, continuous servings. Menu: Ham, baked beans, potato salad, tuna-macaroni salad, coleslaw, with, breads; double-layered shortcakes, local strawberries, real whipped cream. No reservations needed. Adults: $10, children 12 and under: $5. Take-outs available, 802-254-1138 (day of supper). Sponsored by the Dummerston Congregational Church.

Strawberry Supper: 5:30-7 p.m., Asbury Church, Route 63, Chesterfield, N.H. Menu: Baked ham, baked beans, summer salads, dinner roll and ice-cold tea or lemonade, and strawberry shortcake. $8 per person, $5 under 6. Follow Rte. 63 to the Town Hall, watch for signs.

Museums

Estey Organ Museum: 108 Birge St., Brattleboro. 9 a.m-5 p.m. Features large collection of Estey reed organs and a playable, walk-through 1915 Estey pipe organ. Edgar A. Boadway of Claremont, N.H., a leading Estey organ historian, special docent and host all day. Visitors may play many of the instruments. Handicapped accessible. Donations appreciated. Information: 802-254-8398.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Miscellaneous

Community Tag Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., on the Newfane Common, Route 30. Rain or shine. Benefit for the Friends of the Moore Free Library.

Tag, Bake Sale and Barbecue: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Calvary Chapel of the West River Valley, Route 30, in West Townshend. Camping gear, tools, furniture, clothes and electronics and more. Benefit the Chapel’s missions team. Inside if raining. Information: 802-874-7015 or www.calvarychapelwrv.org.

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. 9:30-11 a.m., Free educational strawberry event, tasting berries, then voting on favorite. EBT and debit welcome. Picnic area. Rain or shine. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mary Lea, Andrea Larson, and Marko Packard play Swedish music on violin and guitar. Information: 802-254-8885.

Car Wash and Bake Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., West Brattleboro Fire Station, Route 9, Western Avenue. Price by donation. Benefit Outreach Ministries at First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-9566.

Bowlerama: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m., at The Brattleboro Clayworks, 532 Putney Road, Brattleboro. Try your hand at making bowls to donate to the 9th annual Empty Bowls Dinner to support the Brattleboro Drop In Center. No pottery experience necessary. Space limited, call 802-254-9174 to register. Ages 10 and over welcome, accompanied by an adult. No charge, donations welcome.

Independence Day Celebration: 11 a.m., Main Street in Readsboro. Afternoon activities: Chicken barbecue, Tough Truck obstacle course, lumberjack competition, horseshoe tournament, free children’s games, and more. 9 p.m., fireworks. Admission $2. Children under 5 free.

Weekend Spanish Course: In Brattleboro. Fun, easy, and effective way to learn. Information: 802-275-2694 or www.EscuelitaSpanishSchool.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.

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

Sunday, June 30

Music/Dance

Dance Your Prayers: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Putney Community Center. A weekly, all-ages dance jam to nourish tribal consciousness, sacred connection, and heart-openings through music, dance and celebration. Suggested donation, $5. Presented by Tribal Mystics. Every Sunday. Information: marcellaeversole@yahoo.com or http://tinyurl.com/7gxsgng.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Rupa Cousins and Lerna. Dances of Universal Peace. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Tavern Lawn Concert: 5:30 p.m., Putney Tavern lawn. Twilight Music presents Burlington-based Kat Wright, Brett Hughes and their Americana music quartet. Part of the 11th Annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series. Bring lawn chair or blanket. If rain: Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill. Free, donations accepted. Food available. Information: www.twilightmusic.org or 802-387-5772.

Concert on the Common: 6:30-8 p.m., Walpole, N.H. This week: Springfield Community Band. Free. All welcome. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Canceled if raining. Sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole.

Theater

Shakespeare in the Park Moved: 6 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, in the Auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Twelfth Night," a comedy of mistaken identities. 24th annual Shakespeare-in-the-Park event had to be moved indoors due to the expected rain. Cost: $5, children 5 and under free. Reservations not necessary. Information: www.vermonttheatrecompany.com.

Kids

Teen Get-Together: 6:30 p.m., Bethel Chapel, 28 Birge St., Brattleboro. High School/Teen Group for grades 7-12 and for young adults up to 20 years old. Information: 802-254-6687.

Museums

Estey Organ Museum: 108 Birge St., Brattleboro. 10 a.m. Large collection of Estey reed organs and a playable, walk-through 1915 Estey pipe organ. Visitors of all ages are invited to play many of the instruments. Handicapped accessible. Donations appreciated. Information: 802-254-8398.

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.

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.

Vernon Museum: 2-4 p.m., Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon. Newly constructed Civil War display. Open each Sunday through September. Explore and learn about local history. No admission charge. All welcome.

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.

Meals

Free Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Barbecued chicken, potato salad, pasta salad, rolls, watermelon, and homemade cake. For a ride or information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Ongoing Events

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10-11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6-7 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Back to Life AA program. Information: 802-257-5600.

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