Thursday, Jan. 16 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. This series ends Feb. 14. $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.

Film

Dinner and A Movie Series: 5:30 p.m., dinner at the Gleanery; 7 p.m., film at Next Stage, Putney. Presented by Next Stage Arts, The Gleanery and the Putney Co-op. January film series about food. Film: Pixar classic, Ratatouille, inspires food lovers young and old. Snacks courtesy of the Putney Co-op. Cost: Adults, $23; children under $13. Information: www.nextstagearts.org.

Kids

Preschool Explorers: 10-11:30 a.m., The Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Nature’s Snowshoers (Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers). Learn about the unique winter adaptations of snowshoe hares, lynx, and grouse. Ages 3-5 and caregivers. $5 per child. Register at