Today 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.


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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.

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. 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.

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

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, 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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Bernie Sanders Town Meeting, Celebrating The Arts; 10:30 a.m., Riverbank Church, Live; 11:15 a.m., TED Talks: Tali Sharot, The Optimism Bias; 11:35 a.m., What Does the End of Domestic Violence Look Like; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., Brattleboro Literary Festival 2013: Andrew Nagorski; 2 p.m., The Authors, The Wild Medicine Solution: Guido Mase; 2:49 p.m., TED Talks: Boaz Almog "levitates" a superconductor; 3 p.m., The Authors: Out, Out, A Novel of Women and Apes; 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, Faith of a Mustard Seed; 5 p.m., Holistically Speaking, Ep.73; 5:28 p.m., Remembering Kristallnacht: a 5:45 Live Extended Special with Robert Stack; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report Live; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Dummerston Conservation Comm.: Roger Haydock, Geology of Windham County; 7:47 p.m., TED Talks: Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Windham Orchestra: The Social Waltzes; 11 p.m., Brattleboro Literary Festival 2013: Tom Kizzia.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show, From This Week; 12 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 5 p.m., Eyes on the Prize for Universal Healthcare; 6:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Tom Bodett & Rich Korson.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., ELLM Hall, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. Featuring live music by Williams Brothers. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: 802-722-9205 or 603-357-0794.

Theater

LGUHS Players: 3 and 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

Movie Night: 7:30 p.m., in the Chapel, Immanuel Episcopal Church, 14 Church St., Bellows Falls. "Brother Sun, Sister Moon," 1972 Franco Zeffirelli film about St. Francis of Assisi. Stars Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker and Alec Guinness. By donation to benefit Immanuel Retreat Center. Information: 802-463-3100 or www.immanuelretreat.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.

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

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

Meals

Hunters’ Breakfast: 4-9 a.m., American Legion Post No. 5, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. All you can eat. Everyone welcome, not just hunters. Rifle raffle. Donation $10 per person. Benefit several Legion programs. Sponsored by Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 5.

Hunters’ Breakfast: 4-10 a.m., at the NewBrook Fire Station, Route 30, Newfane. Breakfast is for everyone, not just hunters. Cost $8. Benefit for the NewBrook Auxiliary.

Chicken Pie Supper: 5 and 6 p.m. (two seatings), First Congregational Church of Westminster, Route 5. Menu: Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, winter squash, green beans, coleslaw, gravy, rolls, apple crisp and vanilla ice cream. Cost: Adults, $10; children, $5; under 5 free. Information: 802-722-4148.

Turkey Supper: 5:30-7 p.m., Halifax Community Hall, West Halifax. Menu: Turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls and a variety of pies for dessert. Cost: Adults, $12; children 5-12, $6; Preschoolers free. Benefit the Halifax School.

Museums

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

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.

Miscellaneous

Crafts Fair: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road. Crafts and silent auction items; live musical performances. The Freedom Cafe to serve soups, breads, cider, and homemade baked goods. Fundraiser for the Women’s Freedom Center.

Annual Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Hinsdale High School, Route 119, Hinsdale, N.H. Area crafters, Chinese auction, Krispy Kreme doughnuts and lunch items, children’s games, class-sponsored tables, pictures with Santa and an Elf, raffles. Sponsored by the Senior Class of Hinsdale Middle/High School.

Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Third Congregational Church UCC, 14 River St., Alstead, N.H. Many area crafters, Alstead’s sestercentennial memorabilia, Christmas greens, snacks and lunch, Guild’s Granny’s Table, and more. Information: Joanne, 603-835-6734.

Annual Mission Fair: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., The United Church of Winchester, corner of Main and Parker street. Coat hanger Christmas trees and wreaths, angels, knitted and crocheted items, baked goods, Chinese auction, and more. Benefit local and world missions. Coffee and doughnuts. Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Hosted by the Ladies Society of the church.

Christmas Toy Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Worn Again Thrift Shop, St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Main Street, 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.

Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Indoor farmers’ market, Saturdays through March. Farm products, fresh baked goods, crafts, lunch, live music. Project of Post Oil Solutions. Information: 802-869-2141 or e-mail farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Circus for Survivors: 2:30-4:30 p.m., New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro. Free circus workshop for cancer survivors. Participants may try the circus at the level of adventure and ability they choose. To register, call Pam Roberts at 413-625-2402 or pamro@aol.com; www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

Ongoing Events

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.

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.

Turning Point: Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 9:30-10:30 a.m, Overeaters Anonymous. 5:30-6:30 p.m., All-Recovery Group. 5-10 p.m., Play pool, watch movies, use computers, cook; family-friendly, substance-free setting. Information: 802-257-5600.

Food Shelf Open: 9-10 a.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

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.