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Music/Dance

Salsa Dance Series: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 6:30 p.m., Beginner lesson; 7:30 p.m., intermediate lesson. Drop in $10; $15 for both. Presented by Shall We Dance Brattleboro. Information: Ray, 802-365-0233 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Saxtons River Elementary School, in the gym. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., Athens Community Church. Free and open to ages 0-5. Led by Early Education Outreach Coordinator. Information: 802-258-1673.

Spiritually-Centered Parenting Group: 11 a.m.-noon, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro. A new group for parents of babies and young children. Meet Tuesdays. Reading, discussion and play. Open to all faith traditions. Information: spiritualparentinggroup@gmail.com.

Storytime: 11 a.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker present a program of songs, fingerplays, books and activities for babies, toddlers and older siblings. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Boys & Girls Club: 3-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro.


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Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for 10-18 year olds. 6-8 p.m., Older youth drop-in, 15-22 years old. 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.

Museums

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.

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

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 9-10 a.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays, $7 per class, with Eva Greene. Classes focus on alignment, balance, and self-acceptance. Information: 802-387-2125.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and sausage, home fries, fruit, yogurt and juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Miscellaneous

Blood Pressure Clinics: 10-11 a.m., Samuel Elliot Apartments, 107 Elliot St., Brattleboro; and 1-2 p.m., Melrose Terrace Community Room, West Brattleboro. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Pedestrian Safety Rally: 11:30 a.m., in front of Thompson House, 80 Maple St., Brattleboro. Residents of Thompson House to host a rally to increase awareness for pedestrian safety and white cane use. Information: Sandy Ware, 802-254-4977 ext. 242.

Flu Clinics: Three locations: 3-4:30 p.m., Hayes Court Senior Housing, 39 Garfield Drive, West Brattleboro; 10-11:30 a.m., Samuel Elliot Apartments 107 Elliot St., Brattleboro; and 12:30-2 p.m., Melrose Terrace, 100 Melrose St., West Brattleboro. Bring Medicare Part B card, or $25 cash or check; ages 18 and up. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. and N.H.

Windham County Democrats: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 221 Main St., Brattleboro. Windham County Democratic Committee to hold reorganizational caucus. Information: WCDC chair Bill Johnson, 802-257-1020 or billjnsn@sover.net.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and cancellations: Drew, 802-257-1213.

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.

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.

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: Noon, Retreat Healthcare, conference room of Starting Now, Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro. Open meeting with flexible format.

Caregivers Support Group: 1-2 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off cafeteria. Contact: Andy Hall, 802-257-8342.

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.

Bereavement Support: Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Information: 802-257-0775.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: 5:30-7 p.m., 81 Belmont Ave. Free health care to those without health insurance.

Food Shelf Open: 6-7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Jain, 802-251-0331.

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon: 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Deerfield Valley Health Center, junction Rt. 9 West and Rt. 100 South, Wilmington.

Meditation: 7-8 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Awakening Through Love, weekly mediation group. Teaching followed by guided meditation. All welcome. Led by Julie Forsythe, a Guiding Teacher in the Foundation for Active Compassion. Handicapped accessible. Every Tuesday.

Augustine (SLAA) Fellowship: Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: 802-236-0096 or gordonslaa@yahoo.com.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B in the Cafeteria, Brattleboro. For friends and loved ones of drug abusers. Meets every Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-257-6915.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church, Live; 10 a.m., Dummerston Conservation: Chris Petrak, Hawks; 11:25 a.m., The Leadership Vermont Program; 12 p.m., For the Animals; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., Road to Recovery: Peer Support; 2 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3 p.m., Dr. Maura Cullen on Diversity and Inclusion; 4:17 p.m., TED Talks: John Lloyd; 4:30 p.m., Montpelier Movement Collective at the Phantom Theater; 5:40 p.m., Newfane Heritage Festival; 6 p.m., Revolutionary Armies in the Champlain Valley; 7:21 p.m., Education-Join the Conversation: State Standards; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., 2013 BCTV Annual Mtg.; 10:30 p.m., Library Lecture: Goodnight Irene, Craig Brandon; 11:30 p.m., Paul Schmitz, Everybody Leads.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., Montpelier Connection, Curtiss Reed Jr; 8:30 a.m., Gov. Shumlin: Federal Government Shutdown and Its Impacts on Vermont; 9:25 a.m., Rep. Peter Welch Press Roundtable: Federal Government Shutdown; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 1 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 4 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 5:19 p.m., Gov. Shumlin: Federal Government Shutdown and Its Impacts on Vermont; 6:15 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg., Live; 10 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.

Wednesday

Music/Dance

Irish Music Sessions: 6:30-9:30 p.m., J.D. McCliment’s Pub, Route 5, north of Putney Village. Hosted by Roger Kahle and Randy Miller. Bring instrument to join in or just listen. Information: 802-257-9234.

Community Jazz Jam Session: 8-10 p.m., Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio 222, Brattleboro. Every Wednesday. Run by pianist Eugene Uman. For all musicians and instruments. $3 donation requested from players and listeners. Information: 802-254-9088, info@vtjazz.org.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Bellows Falls Baptist Church. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, Ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

Fall Storytime Session: 10:30 a.m., Dover Free Library. For children up to age 5. Book tales, activities, music and a theme related craft. Information: 802-348-7488 or visit www.doverfreelibrary1913.org.

Rhyme Time: 10:30 a.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. For children ages 5 and under and their caregivers. Information: brookslibraryvt.org or 802-254-5290, ext. 110.

Boys & Girls Club: 3-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for ages 10 to 18. Information: 802-254-5990.

Free Dinner for Kids: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, Bellows Falls. Ages 9-18. Every first and third Wednesday. Information: 802-460-4400.

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.

Miscellaneous

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and cancellations: Paul, 802-258-7035.

Guilford Cares Wal-Mart Trip: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Guilford wheelchair accessible mini bus to pick Guilford residents up at their door. Call 802-254-5561 to reserve seat and pickup time. Sponsored by Guilford Cares.

Wednesday Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Whetstone Pathway, lower Main Street, Brattleboro. Handmade, homegrown, handcrafted products. EBT and debit welcome. Open every Wednesday through Oct. Information: 802-254-8885; www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

Talk About Books: 6:30 p.m., Guilford Free Library. Discussion of "Telegraph Avenue" by Michael Chabon, a big-hearted novel that explores the intertwined lives of two Oakland, Calif., families, one black and one white. Books at the library. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Ongoing Events

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.-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.

West Townshend 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.

The Artist in Each of Us: 10 a.m.-noon, Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, behind Noyes House, Putney. Every Wednesday. For all interested seniors, regardless of experience. Variety of materials provided. By donation. Co-sponsored by Putney Cares and Westminster Cares. Information: 802-387-5593 or putneycares@svcable.net. Transportation available.

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.

Women’s Network of Strength: Third Wednesdays, Noon-1 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Breast Resource Room, second floor, Richards Building. Lunch and learn. For women with all types of cancer. Information: Kelly McCue, RN, 802-251-8437.

Peer Support Group: Noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, at Women’s Freedom Center. For women addressing issues of abuse in intimate partner relationships. For directions, 802-257-7364.

Turning Point: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Noon-1 p.m., Al-Anon. 2-3 p.m., Recovery Chat, less formal group. 6-8 p.m., Nurturing Parents. Information: 802-257-5600.

Free Water Testing: 1-2 p.m., The Home Depot, 22 Ashbrook Road, Keene, N.H. Bring sample. Tested for PH levels, TDS "Total Dissolved Solids," water hardness, and iron. No charge. Information: Dianne, 603-355-2113, ext. 541. Every Wed.

Posture and Pain Relief Stretch Class: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Movement for people with postural stresses and musculoskeletal pain from work, arthritis, fibromyalgia, trigger points. Cost: $15 month; or $5 class for non-patients; patients free. Information: Justine Jeffrey, Pain Management Center, NE. 802-251-0155.

Suicide Loss Support Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. First and third Wednesdays. Facilitated by Andrea Edwards. Free. Co-sponsored by The Samaritans, Inc., www.samaritansnh.org. Information: Elizabeth or Joyce, 802-257-0775.

Third Wednesday Games Night: 6-9 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, lower Main Street, Brattleboro. Bring a board game and find a player, or bring a player and find a game. Bring snacks to share. No charge. Information: brattleborogames@gmail.com, or 802-365-7891. All welcome.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H. Meets Wednesdays. Religious Ed Room, use rear entrance. Handicapped accessible ramp at the parking lot. Information: Ann, 603-762-6061.

Changing Tides Mental Health Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Free confidential peer support for those with mental health conditions. Information: Sandra, 802-579-5937.

Meditation Sitting: 7 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. All welcome. Information: 802-257-1984. Every Wednesday.

Putney Al-Anon Group: 7 p.m., the Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5 north of Putney village. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Every Wednesday. Information: VT 866-972-5266 (toll free); www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Transcendental Meditation Program: 7:30 p.m., Maharishi Invincibility Center, 24 High St., Midtown Mall, Brattleboro. Free introductory lecture on the TM Program. Every Wednesday and by appointment. Information: 802-246-1020. See www.tm.org and www.davidlynchfoundation.org.