Friday, Sept. 20 Music/Dance

Folksinger/Songwriter: 7:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present folk singer, songwriter and comedienne, Cheryl Wheeler, and folk/rock sister duo, The Nields. Tickets: General, $22; students and seniors, $20. Reservations and information: 802-254-9276.or at www.nextstagearts.org.

Theater

Ten Minute Play Festival: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. 38th season with popular annual festival featuring six short plays covering a variety of subjects, styles and moods. Cost: $8. Information: 877-666-1855 or www.actors-theatre.info. Festival continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 12.

Kids

Stories and Crafts: 10 a.m., Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30, Townshend. Downstairs children’s library. First and third Friday each month. Information: 802-365-4039; www.townshendlibrary.org.

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. 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.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Hosted by the Guilford Golden Agers. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Menu: Zesty onion burgers, baby carrots, chips and pickles, with chocolate banana split cupcakes. Suggested donation: $3, seniors; $5 for non-seniors. Blood pressures taken by Guilford Cares. Library books available. Information: 802-254-9774.

Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, at Halifax Community Hall, intersection of Brook and Branch roads, West Halifax. Menu: Chicken salad on lettuce leaf, baked potato, vegetable, rolls and dessert. All seniors welcome. Sponsored Senior Solutions. Reservations, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

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 Wed.-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

Artists on the Lawn: 3-7 p.m., Crafts Inn, 10 West Main St., Wilmington. Artists exhibiting on the Historic Crafts Inn front lawn during Village Stroll. Weather permitting.

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.

Third Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., Bellows Falls. Sponsored by the Village Square Booksellers and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce of Bellows Falls. Stroll through art galleries, shops and art venues of Bellows Falls, for art, music and literary events. Information: 802-463-9404.

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.

Thrift Shop Bag Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Worn Again Thrift Shop, 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 a.m., Organic Politics: Stopping The Drones; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church Live; 10 a.m., Dartmouth CMS: Cholesterol in the Brain Pt.1; 11 a.m., Words of Peace: Lighting the Flame of Peace; 11:30 a.m., Keep Talking: Getting to Know Wellness in Windham; 11:55 a.m., Historic Vermont Architecture; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., Danger Men Cooking; 1:30 p.m., For The Animals Ep. 120, Hot Topics; 2 p.m., Revitalizing Downtown, Gov. Leaders Forum; 3 p.m., Health Exchange Info Session at BMH; 4:20 p.m., Rally Against Attack on Syria; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Keep Talking: Getting to Know Wellness in Windham; 7 p.m., The Road to Recovery: Young Adults in Recovery; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., The Whetstone Studio Grand Opening after Irene; 10:15 p.m., Healing the Self: Eyes Vision & Clarity; 11 p.m., Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast; 11:35 p.m., TED Talks: Caroline Casey.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.

Saturday, Sept. 21

Music/Dance

Salsa Dance Lessons: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 3 p.m., beginners; 4 p.m., intermediate; 5-6 p.m., practice. Cost: $10 per class, $15 for both. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Chris Bakriges Quartet: 7 p.m., American Legion, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. Songs from the Great American Songbook for listening and dancing. Benefit for Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Information: 802-254-5290 or www.brookslibraryvt.org.

Theater

Ten Minute Play Festival: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. 38th season with popular annual festival featuring six short plays covering a variety of subjects, styles and moods. Cost: $8. Reservations recommended. Information: 877-666-1855 or www.actors-theatre.info. Festival continues Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 12.

Circus/Theater Show: 8 p.m., New England Center for Circus Arts, The Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. "Button Wagon," duo presents circus/theater show featuring buttons, bending, illusion, a giant burlap rabbit and more surprises. Cost: $12, $8 for children. Information: www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

Kids

Boys & Girls Club: 2-7 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for ages 10 to 18. Information: 802-254-5990.

Outdoors/Recreation

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

Meals

Blueberry Supper: Serving from 5-7 p.m., St. Michael’s School, Walnut Street, Brattleboro. Menu: Chicken and biscuits and blueberry pie with ice cream. Adults, $9; children under 12, $4. Sponsored by the Daughters of Isabella.

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 Wed.-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.

Yard and Bake Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. (next to Brown & Roberts), Brattleboro. Baked beans, doughnuts, fudge, pies, breads, cookies; baby clothing, household items, linens, books, puzzles. Something for everyone. Information: 802-254-9566.

Mum Sale: 9 a.m., Pieciak offices, opposite the Common, Park Place, Brattleboro. Rain or shine. Benefit Brattleboro Garden Club. Chrysanthemums in wide range of color available. Coffee and treats available. Information: 802-257-4710.

Weatherization Skillshop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd., Brattleboro. Learn to weatherize. Skillshops: Air-Sealing, Insulation, Attics, Basements, Windows and Doors. Cost $25, includes lunch. Register at www.efficiencyvermont.com/diy. Information: Efficiency Vermont, 1-888-921-5990.

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.

CoreArts Project Meeting: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Equilibrium, 14 Elm S., Brattleboro. Brattleboro CoreArts Project to contemplate "Cultural District?" Panel discussion, community welcome. Information: brattcorearts.org or contact Leslie Myette at bcarts13@gmail.com.

Artists on the Lawn: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Crafts Inn, 10 West Main St., Wilmington. Artists exhibiting on the Historic Crafts Inn front lawn. Weather permitting.

Meet the Author: 1 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, in the Parlor, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Edie Clark, author of "What There Was Not to Tell," how a single casualty of war can set off chain reactions of loss, love and loyalty across multiple generations. Book reading and signing. Fundraiser for the church. All welcome.

Rally to Stop Pollution: 1 p.m., Wells Fountain, jct. Main and Linden streets and Putney Road, Brattleboro. Rally to Stop Pollution and Climate Change. Organized by 350.org. Information, visit: 350.org or contact Eesha Williams at 802-254-2531 or ewilliams@ValleyPost.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.