Today Music/Dance

Gentle International Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $40 for 7-week series; $8 per class. No experience necessary. Information: Anne, 802-387-4330; or Melissa, 802-875-4102; goodwood@vermontel.net.

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

LGUHS Players: 7 p.m., Leland & Gray Union High School, Dutton Gymnasium, Route 30, Townshend. Leland & Gray Players present "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," a wildly satirical hit musical. Tickets: Adults, $8; students and seniors, $6. Information and reservations: verbatim@svcable.net.

Storytellers on a Mission: 7 p.m., Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. The Hatch presents seven of the nation’s hottest storytellers who tell hilarious stories to raise money for the New England Youth Theatre. Tickets: $60, $40 and $25, available at NEYT.org.

Film

Brattleboro Film Festival: Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. 6:30 p.m., "The Vermont Movie: Part Six, People’s Power." 8:15 p.m., Best in Fest Award and Festival Closing Screening of "Short Term 12" (Destin Daniel Cretton, 96 min., USA, drama). Tickets: Adult, $9; students, seniors and children under 12, $7. Description of films, running times and festival information: www.brattleborofilmfestival.org.

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.

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Thursdays. For ages 2 and up. Circle of fun and learning for children, parents and caregivers. Free. Information: 802-387-4407.

Children’s Story Hour: 11 a.m., Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. Pat Fowler reading. Reservations: 802-463-9404.

Preschool Storytime: 1:30 p.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

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.

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

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.

Brattleboro History Room: 2-4 p.m., Brattleboro Historical Society, 230 Main St., Third Floor, Municipal Center, Brattleboro. Also, open and Sat. 10 a.m.-noon and by appointment. Call 802-258-4957; histsoc@sover.net; brattleborohistoricalsociety.org.

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

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

Newfane Senior Meal: Noon, Newfane Congregational Church For seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities. Menu: Celery and olives, roast turkey, mashed potatoes, turnips, and carrots, assorted breads, pumpkin squares. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3.50 for 60 and over; $4 for under 60. Information or reservations: Winnie Dolan, 802-365-7870.

Gluten Free Potluck: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, Community Room, 7 Canal St., Brattleboro. Share recipes and resources, make healthy, safe dietary choices. All welcome. Celiac, gluten intolerant, and those wishing to learn. Free. Pre-registration requested: 802-246-2821.

Miscellaneous

Flu Clinic: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Newfane 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.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Seniors’ Money Workshop: 2 p.m., at Pine Height Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 187 Oak Grove Ave, Brattleboro. Betsey Yetter to share practical personal business organizing tips for elders. Free, but seating is limited, call Leona Thomas to sign up at 802-257-0307. Refreshments.

Toys for Kids: 4-7 p.m. only, Monday through Friday, now through Nov. 26, Brattleboro Detachment and Auxiliary Unit 798, Marine Corps League is scheduling appointments for the Toys for Kids project with parents in need of assistance for their children this Christmas. Call 802-377-7084. Have Social Security or Medicaid numbers available. For ages through 12.

West Brattleboro Association: 6-7:30 p.m., at The New England House, 254 Marlboro Road. WBA monthly meeting. Guest: Brattleboro Housing Authority Executive Director Chris Hart.

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.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Second Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. For people living with multiple sclerosis, their families and caregivers. Information: Bruce Gilman, 802-251-0928 or space1313@comcast.net.

Scleroderma Support Group of Southern Vermont: 6-7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Meets second Thursday every month. For information: Scleroderma Foundation, 802-464-5847.

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.

Toastmasters Club: 6 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., 2nd floor, Brattleboro. BrattleMasters. Guests welcome at no charge. For people who want to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. Information: brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.org or 413-325-6348.

Windham County CERT Meeting: 7 p.m., Putney Firehouse. Civilian Emergency Response Team meeting. New volunteers welcome. Refreshments. Information: Gaila Gulack at ggulack@hotmail.com.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Getting the Family Together; 10:15 a.m., Remembering Kristallnacht: a 5:45 Live Extended Special with Robert Stack; 10:30 a.m., Healing the Self, The Art & Practice of Muscle Testing Pt.2; 11:30 a.m., Living and Dying: Ep 13, Pathways Program; 12 p.m., The Rhema Word Ministry; 12:40 p.m., Dummerston Conservation Comm.: Roger Haydock, Geology of Windham County; 2 p.m., Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference; 3 p.m., One Billion Rising Dance; 4 p.m., Instant Coffeehouse: Guest Josh Brooks; 4:30 p.m., Putney Craft Tour 2013; 5 p.m., Author Ron Tanner: From Animal House to Our House; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., TED Talks: Tali Sharot, The Optimism Bias; 6:17 p.m., TED Talks: Boaz Almog "levitates" a superconductor; 6:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 7 p.m., Brattleboro Literary Festival 2013: Andrew Nagorski; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Bernie Sanders Town Meeting, Celebrating The Arts; 10:25 p.m., Upper Living Memorial Park: Possible Skatepark Site; 11 p.m., Golden Ratio Presentation, Shana Frank.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9 a.m., Sen Sanders, The Opening of Vermonts Solar Testing Site; 9:30 a.m., Vermont Workers’ Center’s 15th Year Celebration; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 12:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 2:10 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Work Session; 4:30 p.m., VDFM: Public Input Forum on the State Budget for FY 15; 6:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Vermont Workers’ Center’s 15th Year Celebration.

Friday

Music/Dance

Free Bluegrass Concert: 7 p.m., Cornerstone Baptist Church, 154 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Suggested donation: Canned goods for the Brattleboro Drop-In Center. Band: The Brummy Brothers Band (New Jersey boys). Free, Family TGIF, Fiddlin’, Fun. Information: 802-490-3534.

Jazz Concert: 7 p.m., Ragle Hall, Serkin Center, Marlboro College. Brooklyn-based bass and voice duo, Amanda Bloom and Zachary Swanson, perform an evening of serious and youthful jazz. Free. Public welcome. Information: 802-251-7644 or mbarone@marlboro.edu.

Yellow Barn Residency Concert: 8 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Commemorating President Kennedy on the 50th Anniversary of his death. Developed in residence at Yellow Barn by the Brentano String Quartet, clarinetist Charles Neidich, and pianist Seth Knopp. Tickets $12 at 802-387-6637.

Theater

LGUHS Players: 7:30 p.m., Leland & Gray Union High School, Dutton Gymnasium, Route 30, Townshend. Leland & Gray Players present "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," a wildly satirical hit musical. Tickets: Adults, $8; students and seniors, $6. Information and reservations: verbatim@svcable.net.

Film

Art Film U.S. Premiere: 10 a.m., in the Michael S. Currier Center’s Calder Hall Auditorium, at The Putney School. 418 Houghton Brook Road, Putney. 17-min. film, "The Magic Lantern Along the Pennine Way," shown for the first time in the United States. Features Putney School art teacher Sue Brearey. Public invited, admission free. Information: 802-387-6238.

Kids

Community Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Early Education Services, 130 Birge St, Brattleboro. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Snack provided. Information: EES, 802-254-3742 ext. 111.

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.

Community Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., at Whitingham Public Library. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Snack provided. Information: Early Education Services, 802-254-3742 ext. 111.

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.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Cheese omelet with tomatoes, onions and peppers, home fries, fruit salad, muffin, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Menu: Thanksgiving dinner. Suggested donation $5. Library books available. Blood pressures taken. Information: 802-254-9774.

Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, West Halifax Community Hall. Menu: Salad, beef stew, Johnny cake, bread, beverages and bread pudding. Sponsored Senior Solutions. Reservations appreciated, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

BUHS Madrigal Dinner: 6 p.m., entrance at the Brattleboro Area Middle School. Elizabethan dinner theater. Benefit the Brattleboro Reformer Christmas Stocking. Collaboration between many BUHS students and departments, and local businesses. Admission: Suggested donation of $10.

Museums

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.

Miscellaneous

Christmas Toy Sale: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Worn Again Thrift Shop, St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Saxtons River. New and used toys. Clothing for all; bedding; household articles. Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River.

Toys for Kids: 4-7 p.m. only, Monday through Friday only, now through Nov. 26, Brattleboro Detachment and Auxiliary Unit 798, Marine Corps League is scheduling appointments for the Toys for Kids project with parents in need of assistance for their children this Christmas. Call 802-377-7084. Have Social Security or Medicaid numbers available. For ages through 12.

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.

Benefit Fashion Show: 7 p.m., at West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., West Brattleboro. New England Youth Theatre’s Theatre Adventure Program presents "Putting on Our Finery, A Fundraising Fashion Show with Distinction!" Hosted by Alfred Hughes Jr. Tickets: $15, $25 and $50, includes admission and desserts. Tickets at www.neyt.org. Information: 802-246-1398.

Mystery Writer and Storyteller: 7 p.m., Village Square Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls. Michael Nethercott to tell a couple of ghost stories and then read from and discuss his debut detective novel, "The Seance Society." Information: 802-463-9404.

Ongoing Events

Meditation: 7:30-8:45 a.m., Biologic Wellness Center, Merchants Bank, 205 Main St., Brattleboro. Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Free mindfulness class. Wheelchair accessible. Information: 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.

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.

Turning Point: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 1-3 p.m., Game Day. 7-8:30 p.m., Cornerstone M/M Bible Study. 9-11 p.m., AA Candlelight meeting. Information: 802-257-5600.

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.