Saturday June 29, 2013

Today

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.

Contra Dance: 8-10:30 p.m., Pierce’s Hall, East Putney. 7:30 p.m., Beginners’ workshop. Caller: Andy Toepfer. Band: Laurie Indenbaum (fiddle) and Carol Compton (piano). No partner necessary. Suggested donation, $7. Information: 802-387-5357. 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.


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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.

Sunday

Music/Dance

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.

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.

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.

Miscellaneous

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Jack Millet. Dharma reflections on "Relating Skillfully to What Life Brings."

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:45 a.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 8:30 a.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Reconnecting Farmers; 9:44 a.m., Science Bits, Wild Bird Rehab; 10 a.m., Agape: Shadows of Grace Series, Fellowship with God Pt.1; 11 a.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Business Plan Awards; 12 p.m., Education-Join the Conversation Ep. 9: Harassment & Bullying Prevention; 12:30 p.m., Southern VT Dance Fest:; 1:10 p.m., Culture Clash: Acknowledging Where Vermonters Don’t See Eye to Eye; 2 p.m., The Songwriter’s Notebook: Ep 93; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Business Plan Awards; 4:16 p.m., Science Bits, Observation; 4:30 p.m., Green Mountain Vets For Peace ep122; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Vermont Localvore Today; 6:30 p.m., For the Animals: Missing kitties, Golf Tournament, and Volunteer Interviews; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., 2013 Leland & Gray Graduation; 9:45 p.m., 2013 BUHS Graduation Ceremony; 11:05 p.m., Culture Clash: Acknowledging Where Vermonters Don’t See Eye to Eye.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 1 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 3:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 6 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 8:35 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Interviews; 9:18 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg. Nominations; 9:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.