Saturday August 24, 2013

Today

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 free will 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Holistically Speaking, Ep. 64; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., The Rhema Word; 9:52 a.m., Out of the Darkness; 10 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 10:30 a.m., NEYT Presents: Blood Wedding; 11:53 a.m., Out of the Darkness; 12 p.m., For the Animals: "Ask The Vet" show; 12:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Ministry of the Priesthood; 1:30 p.m., Education, Join the Conversation: Gender Equity; 2:05 p.m., NEK Voice-Korean War Veterans; 3 p.m., Riverbank Church, Live; 4 p.m., Peak Keepers: The Future of Vermont?; 5:10 p.m., Healthy Aging: A Conversation with Dr. Susan Wehry; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 6:30 p.m., Library Lecture: Cynthia Bittinger, "Vt. Women"; 7:51 p.m., Girls on the Run, Local Update 2013; 8 p.m., Southern Vt. Dance Festival at the Latchis Theater; 8:45 p.m., Cider Magazine: Line By Line; 10 p.m., Words of Peace: A Beautiful Relationship; 10:28 p.m., Financial and Legal Matters for People With Alzheimers or Dementia; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Vermont Community Preschool Collaborative; 7:30 a.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 1 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 2 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., Ask the Experts with Rep. Anne O’Brien: GMO Labeling with Dave Rogers of NOFA VT; 5 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 6 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 7 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Brattleboro Town School Board Mtg.

Sunday

Music/Dance

Old-Time Gospel Hour: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St.., West Dummerston, just off Route 30. Guitar and vocals by GinMillBill. No preacher, no preaching. Songbooks available. Refreshments. Donations accepted for the Community Center’s heating and maintenance fund. Information: Jean at 802-254-9212.

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.

Music Brunch: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., The Putney Inn, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney. Jay & Jared Duo performs. No cover charge. Information: 802-387-5517.

Abene African Dance/Drum Festival: Aug. 23-26, Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Sunday: Dance classes: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. with Caro Diallo; 1:30-3 p.m. with Namory Keita. Complete schedule: www.africandancevt.com; information: africandancevt@gmail.com or 802-258-6475.

Experimental Music: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Composer, conductor and instrumentalist Jacob Mashak to lead series on Experimental Music, exploring what it means for music (and all of art) to be experimental. Information: www.openmusicollective.org. Fourth Sunday each month.

Acoustic Rock Outdoors: 1-4 p.m., West Dover Inn, on the Patio, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry plays classic rock and roll on acoustic guitar. Free. Inside if raining. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Rupa Cousins and Lerna. Dances of Peace and Unity. 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.

Jazz Guitar Trio: 4 p.m., Open Music Collective, in the Cotton Mill, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Boston jazz guitarist Mitch Seidman, bassist Jamie MacDonald, and drummer Claire Arenius perform. Handicapped accessible. Admission: $10. Information: openmusiccollective.org or 802-275-5054.

Tavern Lawn Concert: 5:30 p.m., Putney Tavern lawn. Twilight Music presents Vermont’s Celtic rock quintet, Prydein. Final concert of summer. 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.

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

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: Grilled hot dogs, hamburgers and kielbasa; and macaroni salad, baked beans, watermelon, beverages and dessert. For a ride or information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Rock River Revival Parade and Festival: Noon-4 p.m., starts on Dover Road midway between Williamsville covered bridge and Parish Hill bridge. Ends at South Newfane village. 2nd anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene. Festival follows. Fire trucks display, raffle, live music, rock-building contests, face painting, bake sale, and more. Benefit volunteer Fire Departments of Newfane. Information: 802-348-7440.

Westminster Samplers: 2-4 p.m., Westminster Historical Society, Route 5, Westminster Village. Exhibit: Early Childhood in Westminster. Final week: Linda Wilson and Linda Fawcett share samplers, a way girls practiced their handwork skills in preparation for sewing. Information: Barbara Taylor at brwoodtaylor@comcast.net and 802-722-4726.

Mum Sale: 2-5 p.m., at the Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon. Large assortment of mums for sale from Griffin Gardens. Hosted by Vernon Historians. Open until 5 p.m. to allow time for those attending the One Room Schoolhouse Reunion at Vernon Recreation Area from noon-4 p.m. to visit the museum after. Collection of artifacts and photos. All are 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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8:30 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Ministry of the Priesthood; 9:30 a.m., Authors at the Aldrich, Bernd Heinrich; 10:40 a.m., Riverbank Church, Live; 11:30 a.m., The Book Nook Author Series, Jon Clinch; 12:30 p.m., Peak Keepers: The Future of Vermont?; 1:35 p.m., A Hundred Thousand Poets for Social Change; 2:45 p.m., Girls on the Run, Local Update 2013; 3 p.m., Library Lecture: Cynthia Bittinger, "Vt. Women"; 4:14 p.m., Out of the Darkness; 4:25 p.m., Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Greg Tardy; 5 p.m., Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Races; 5:35 p.m., NEK Voice-Korean War Veterans; 6:30 p.m., NEYT Presents: Blood Wedding; 7:57 p.m., Out of the Darkness; 8 p.m., From the BCTV Archive: BMAC Artist Lecture, Wolf Kahn; 9:30 p.m., Southern Vt. Dance Festival at the Latchis Theater; 10:15 p.m., Losing Our Sons; 11:30 p.m., For the Animals: "Ask The Vet" show.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 a.m., Vt. Health Connect Community Forum: Richmond Free Library; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:29 a.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 12:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 4 p.m., Vernon Special Town Mtg.; 5:35 p.m., Brattleboro-Hinsdale Bridge Public Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.