Friday August 23, 2013

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.

Gospel Music Concert: 7 p.m., Green Mountain Chapel, 480 Western Ave., Brattleboro (near Creamery Bridge). The Lesters of St. Louis, Mo., perform. Information: www.thelesters.com. Free. Love offering received. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Miscellaneous

Healing Walk: 4-6 p.m., Manitou’s Sanctuary Trail, Williamsville. Meditative walk 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: 802-579-4496.

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:05 a.m., Girls on the Run, Local Update 2013; 7:20 a.m., Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Greg Tardy; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church, Live; 9:56 a.m., Out of the Darkness; 10 a.m., NEYT Presents: Blood Wedding; 11:25 a.m., Healthy Aging: A Conversation with Dr. Susan Wehry; 12 p.m., Holistically Speaking; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., The Book Nook Author Series, Jon Clinch; 2 p.m., Conversation on Race Now -Trayvon Martin Case; 3:45 p.m., Girls on the Run, Local Update 2013; 4 p.m., Cider Magazine: Line By Line; 5:10 p.m., Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Races; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Library Lecture: Cynthia Bittinger, "Vt. Women"; 7:15 p.m., TED Talks: Kenichi Ebina’s magic moves; 7:18 p.m., Out of the Darkness; 7:30 p.m., The Journey Continues: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., From the BCTV Archive: BMAC Artist Lecture, Wolf Kahn; 11 p.m., A Hundred Thousand Poets for Social Change.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 9:30 a.m., Vermont Workers’ CenterHealth Screening Clinics; 10 a.m., Governor Shumlin’s Press Conference; 10:40 a.m., Vermont’s Health Insurance Exchange; 11:30 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12:30 p.m., Vermonters for Health Care Freedom: True North TV; 1 p.m., Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge Public Mtg.; 2 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Board Mtg.; 3 p.m., Brattleboro Town School Board Mtg.; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.

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.

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

Saturday

Music/Dance

Abene African Dance/Drum Festival: Aug. 23-26, Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Dance classes from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Malian dinner from 6-8 p.m.; documentary film, Mali, West Africa at 7 p.m. Gala performance at 8 p.m. by Festival dancers and drummers. Complete schedule: www.africandancevt.com; information: africandancevt@gmail.com or 802-258-6475.

Blues Workshop: 1 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Internationally acclaimed, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Toby Walker offers a 90-minute blues workshop. Fee $35. Reservations required, e-mail src@vermontel.net. Limited to 12 people.

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.

Haitian Children’s Choir: 6:30 p.m., Grace Community Evangelical Free Church of Spofford, N.H., at 49 Old Swanzey Road. Choir of children ages 7-21 testifies to faith and assurance in light of incredible challenges, and poverty. Hosted by Grace Church and Asbury United Methodist Church of Chesterfield. No charge, but freewill offering taken for missions and ministries in Haiti. Information or directions: www.chesterfieldumc.org/hope.

Live Music: 7-10 p.m., The Putney Inn, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney. Hip Funk Dance Association 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.

Outdoors/Recreation

Bicycle Care Clinic: 9 a.m., at West Hill Shop in Putney. Road Riding Skills Building for road cyclists who are new to group road riding; tips on climbing, shifting, drafting, etc. Limit to 10 riders. Free, but sign up in advance, call 802-387-5718 or e-mail info@westhillshop.com.

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

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.

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.

Miscellaneous

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. EBT and debit welcome. Picnic area. Rain or shine. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Live music. Information: 802-254-8885.

Tag and Rummage Sale: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Whitingham Community Church. Baked goods, donated items, clothing. Sponsored by the Whitingham Ladies Benevolent Society. Information: Becky, 802-368-7110; or Joanne, 802-368-2663.

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.