Thursday August 22, 2013

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. Theater

Theater Comedy: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Annie Baker’s "Circle Mirror Transformation." 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.

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-7 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.

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

Tasha Tudor Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 974 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. On exhibit: "Unending Delight, Tasha’s World of Dolls" exploring her sense of whimsy through the world of her dolls. Admission: Adults, $5; seniors over 65 and children 6-12, $3; under 5 free. Open Mon.-Sat. Information: 802-258-6564.

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 MoCA, 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.

Elysian Hills Walk: 6 p.m., Elysian Hills Tree Farm, 209 Knapp Road, Dummerston. Hosted by Bill and Mary Lou Schmidt of Elysian Hills Tree Farm. Focus on special/unusual trees (huge oak and cherry). Talk about non-native and native invasive plants and trees. Sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. Info or directions: www.elysianhillsfarm.com, or 802-257-0233.

Meals

Williamsville Senior Meal: Noon, Williamsville Town Hall, downstairs dining room. For seniors in Williamsville and surrounding towns. Menu: Salad, succotash, Mom’s meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, and peach pie. Prepared by Jon Julian, hosted by Nancy Rysz and Nissa Petrak. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: 60 and over, $3.50; under 60, $4. Information or reservations: 802-348-7729 or 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.

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.

Putney Walk-In Clinic: Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., at offices of Putney Family Healthcare, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: 802-387-2120.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Ministry of the Priesthood; 10 a.m., Green Mountain Vets For Peace; 11 a.m., TED Talks: Dale Dougherty; 11:15 a.m., The Rhema Word; 11:58 a.m., Out of the Darkness; 12 p.m., Community Medical School: Changes in Vt. Health Care Delivery System; 1:40 p.m., Out of the Darkness; 1:45 p.m., Library Lecture: Cynthia Bittinger, "Vt. Women"; 3 p.m., Words of Peace: A Beautiful Relationship; 3:30 p.m., Southern Vt. Dance Festival at the Latchis Theater; 4:15 p.m., Authors at the Aldrich, Bernd Heinrich; 5:30 p.m., The Road to Recovery: Recovery is a Family Affair; 6:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 7 p.m., Education-Join the Conversation Ep.11: Gender Equity; 7:35 p.m., Girls on the Run, Local Update 2013; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., BCTV Archive: BMAC Artist Lecture, Wolf Kahn; 10:59 p.m., Losing Our Sons.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Vermont Today; 9 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 2 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 4 p.m., Let’s Talk About Unions; 4:30 p.m., Vt. Health Connect Community Forum: Richmond Free Library; 6 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 11 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.

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.

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.

Friday

Music/Dance

Abene African Dance/Drum Festival: Aug. 23-26, Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Dance classes taught by Caro Diallo, 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.; Pape N’Diaye, guest teacher, 7:30-9 p.m.; Namory Keita, drummer. Weekend schedule: www.africandancevt.com; information: africandancevt@gmail.com or 802-258-6475.

Downtown Concert: 6-9 p.m., Pliny Park, corner of Main and High streets, Brattleboro. Pliny Park Concert Series features Singcrony, female four-part a cappella group singing swing, jazz, and classic pop from the 1920s-’60s. Free.

Classic Acoustic Rock: 6-9 p.m., Poolside at Sitzmark, West Dover. Kevin Parry on guitar and singing acoustic rock standards. Free. Information: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Live Music: 7-10 p.m., The Putney Inn, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney. Butterfly Swing performs. No cover charge. Information: 802-387-5517.

Theater

Theater Comedy: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Annie Baker’s "Circle Mirror Transformation." Cost: $15. Reservations recommended. Information: 877-666-1855 or www.actors-theatre.info.

Film

Free Movie Night: 7:30 p.m., at Williamsville Hall. "Gone with the Wind." Refreshments for sale (popcorn and beverages). Blu-Ray quality video and five-speaker surround-sound. Community project of the Williamsville Hall Committee.

Kids

Storytime and Crafts: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jamaica Memorial Library. Every Friday. Information: 802-874-4901.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro, ages 10-18. Friday Teen Night, 6-11 p.m., for grades 7 through 18 year olds. Bands, DJs, skate jams, and movies. Free meal at 6 p.m., dinner. Information: 802-254-5990.

Comedy, Juggling, Mime, and Magic: 6:30 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Family-friendly show, "Comic relief...disaster relief" to benefit the Foyer Evangelique Universel Orphanage, Haiti. Featuring Chris "Hoopoe" Yerlig and Henry the Juggler. Presented by Help Mariam and Sheila Help Haiti. Tickets at the door or Everyone’s Books. Adults, $10; children, $8; under 2 free.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: French toast, home fries, sausage, fruit, yogurt, juice. 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

Tasha Tudor Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 974 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. On exhibit: "Unending Delight, Tasha’s World of Dolls" exploring her sense of whimsy through the world of her dolls. Admission: Adults, $5; seniors over 65 and children 6-12, $3; under 5 free. Open Mon.-Sat. Information: 802-258-6564.

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

Bellows Falls Farmers’ Market: 4-7 p.m., Waypoint Center. Fresh organic vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, cheese, fresh breads, maple syrup, canned goodies, prepared foods, crafts and more. EBT/Debit, Farm to Family and Harvest Health Coupons accepted. Information: bellowsfallsmarket@gmail.com or 802-463-2018.

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.

Solar Array Opening: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Putney Community Solar Array, 601 Bellows Falls Road, Putney. Hosted by SunFarm and the Clean Energy Collective. Vermont’s first community owned solar array; guided tour. Refreshments, activities and face painting. Free. All welcome. Info: 802-536-4471 or info@vtsolargardens.com.

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.