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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.

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 Wed.-Sat. Information: 802-258-6564.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Living and Dying: Ep 12- Hospice Memorial Garden; 9:30 a.m., Words of Peace: Inner Journey Pt.1; 10 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 10:30 a.m., 2013 BCTV Annual Mtg.; 12 p.m., Library Lecture: Goodnight Irene, Craig Brandon; 1 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Samuel Prepare; 2:30 p.m., The Rhema Word Ministry; 3:07 p.m., Brattleboro Core Arts Mtg.; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News; 6:30 p.m., 2013 BCTV Annual Mtg.; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Dummerston Conservation: Chris Petrak, Hawks; 10:25 p.m., Dartmouth CMS: Advances in Hip and Knee Replacement; 11:30 p.m., The Retreat’s Keep Talking: Parenting the Adolesce.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 9 a.m., Gov. Shumlin: Federal Government Shutdown and Its Impacts on Vermont; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV News 2013 Live; 11 a.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 1 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 2 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 3 p.m., Montpelier Connection, Curtiss Reed Jr; 3:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 5 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 8:15 p.m., BRHS Girls Soccer vs. Leland & Gray; 10 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.

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

Live Theater: 8 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" presented by Apron Theater Company. Cost $10. Information: www.nextstagearts.org or 802-387-0071.

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: 3-7 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.

Lectures

Dummerston Historians’ Speaker: 7:30 p.m., Dummerston Historical Society Schoolhouse, Dummerston Center. "Vermont and Vermonters in Kipling’s Day 1892-1896" with Charles Fish. Dummerston Historical Society quarterly meeting. Free, accessible and open to the public. Information: Gail, 802-254-9311.

Pop Art Movement Talk: 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Sarah Powers, assistant curator for special projects at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum, to talk on Red Grooms’ art, in conjunction with "Red Grooms: What’s the Ruckus?" on view at BMAC through Oct. 20. Free. Information: 802-254-0124.

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.

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.

Meals

Townshend Community Meal: Noon, Townshend Church, on the Common. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation, $3 over 60; $4 for all others. Take out meals available. Flu shots, see next listing; no blood pressure screening. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Flu Clinic: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Townshend Congregational Church. 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.

Putney Free Health Clinic: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Putney Medical Office, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: Putney Family Services: 802-387-2120.

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 cancellations: 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.

Turning Point: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 1 p.m., Recovery Wellness Peer Group. 2-3 p.m., Recovery Chat. 7-10 p.m., AA Food/Fellowship. 8 p.m., Step meeting. Information: 802-257-5600.

Guilford Food Pantry: 5-6:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Pantry is open Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month).

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.

Women’s Spirituality Group: 6-8 p.m., in West Brattleboro. Led by Patty MacDonald, Astrologer/Tarot Reader/Teacher. Sharing stories and spiritual meaning in them. Third Thursday each month. Registration required, 802-732-8004 or toll free at 1-888-772-1395. Women of all ages welcome. Donation, $8.

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.

Zen Meditation: 7:30-9 p.m., in Guilford. No charge. Beginners welcome. Information: 802-257-9425.