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Music/Dance

Bellydance Benefit: The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. "Goddess Rising: Bellydance Benefit." 3:30-6 p.m., Workshops. 7:30 p.m., performance. Performance features many different styles of belly dance with live music by Bada Raga. Suggested donation of $10-14 for performance; $15 for one workshop, $25 for two. Sign up for workshops, e-mail Cyndal Ellis at cyndalellis@gmail.com. Benefit for Women’s Freedom Center and Heart Thoughts Midwifery. Film

Film Screening: 8-10:30 p.m., Horowitz Hall, Vermont Academy Campus, Saxtons River. Public invited to a screening of the film, "Ip Man." Free.

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.

Museums

Brattleboro History Room: 10 a.m-noon, Brattleboro Historical Society, 230 Main St.


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, Third Floor, Municipal Center, Brattleboro. Also, open Thursdays 2-4 p.m., and 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. Fort Dummer replica, facts about artifacts; old signs, maps, prescriptions, gowns. 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, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on Museum Passes at brookslibraryvt.org/borrow, or call 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

Miscellaneous

Overflow Shelter Volunteers: 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. Training session for volunteers interested in staffing Brattleboro’s Winter Overflow Shelter. Must be over 18. Hosted by Brattleboro Area Drop In Center. If interested but unable to attend, e-mail overflow.bratt@gmail.com.

Ongoing Events

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.

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

Vermont Academy Open House: 9:30 a.m., Horowitz Hall, Vermont Academy Campus, Saxtons River. Free. Information: amillikin@vermontacademy.org.

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.

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.

Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Indoor farmers’ market. Eggs, bread, greens and potatoes; jams, jellies, pickles and preserves; local wine; pottery, woodworking and jewelry. Lunch, live music by John Hughes 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Project of Post Oil Solutions. Info: 802-869-2141 or e-mail farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

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.

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

Sunday

Music/Dance

Dance Your Prayers: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Putney Community Center. A weekly, all-ages dance jam to nourish tribal consciousness, sacred connection, and heart-openings through music, dance and celebration. Suggested donation, $5. Presented by Tribal Mystics. Every Sunday. Information: marcellaeversole@yahoo.com.

Windham Orchestra: 3 p.m., Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. Local citizen composer Jan Norris’ "Melting Spring"; Sibelius’ "The Swan of Tuonela" featuring James Adams, English Horn; Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, "Romantic"; von Suppé’s Overture "Light Cavalry." Directed by Hugh Keelan. Name Your Ticket Price: $5 to $65, call Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, or visit bmcvt.org.

Music Festival Concert: 3 p.m., Immanuel Retreat Center and Stone Church Arts, 14 and 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music II. Works for mandolin and guitar. Tickets at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls and online at www.stonechurcharts.org. Information: 802-463-3100 or sca@sover.net.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: 3 p.m., Ragle Hall, Serkin Center for Performing Arts, Marlboro College. Pianist Benjamin Hochman presents music by Knussen, Brahms, and Rzewski. No charge.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Mary Ellen Cannon. Live music, Dances of Peace. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber, 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Benefit Concert: 7 p.m., Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Local American band, Joinery, to perform to raise money for local cancer survivor Kirsten Jeppesen. Suggested donation, $10, at the door. Portion will go to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Cancer Support Group. Information: Maria Basescu, 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Miscellaneous

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Manny Mansbach, his Dharma Talk: "The Buddha and Martin Luther King -- The Power of Great Love, Clarity, and Courageous Nonviolence."

Putney Mountain Association Meeting: 4 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square. Featured speaker, Mary Holland, Vt. naturalist. Guest speaker Mark Maghini of the Silvio O. Conte Wildlife Refuge. All welcome, no charge.

Ongoing Events

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10-11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.

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