Wednesday

Music/Dance

Paneurhythmy: 8 a.m., Living Memorial Park, parking lot at skating rink, Brattleboro. Early morning sacred dance. A moving healing practice and prayer for the earth and all beings. All welcome, free. Weather permitting. Information: Rupa Cousins, 802-387-5276.

Irish Music Sessions: 6:30-9:30 p.m., McNeill’s Brewery, 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Hosted by Roger Kahle and Randy Miller. Bring instrument to join in or just listen. Information: 802-257-9234.

West African Dance Class: 7-8:30 p.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Instructor: Georgette Adjie Beighle, native of Cameroon, West Africa. For all levels. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Live drumming. Cost: Sliding scale $12-$15. Wear comfortable, loose clothes, bring water. Information: 802-258-6475 or www.africandancevt.com.

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. Theater

Auditions: 6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association, in the Community Room, 221 Main St,, Brattleboro. Bob DuCharme, director. Neil Simon play, "Plaza Suite." Performances: June 20, 21, 27 and 28 in Williamsville. Three male and four female leads, smaller roles. Backstage and offstage roles needed also. Auditions also April 3. Information: lindadu352@comcast.net.

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.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Dover Free Library. Spring session. Free. All welcome. Different theme and craft activity each week. Information: 802-348-7488 or doverfreelibrary1913@org.

Rhyme Time: 10:30 a.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room next to Children’s Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Stories and songs. 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.

Youth Celtic Classes: Brattleboro Music Center, 38 Walnut St. Ages 9-14, beginner and intermediate groups, open to all instruments, with Lissa Schneckenberger, Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy. Information visit www.bmcvt.org or call BMC at 802-257-4523.

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.

Miscellaneous

Free Tax Assistance: Two locations: 9 a.m.-noon, Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., call 802-257-7570 between 9 a.m. and noon; Also, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Community Bible Chapel, 107 Atwood St., Brattleboro, call Alice at 802-257-1594 for appointment. Offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program. Wednesdays through April 9.

Free Tax Preparation Services: Wednesdays at the Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St. in Brattleboro. To schedule an appointment, dial 2-1-1. Provided by the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, United Way of Windham County and SEVCA (Southeastern Vermont Community Action). Wednesdays through April 9.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Noon-1 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. "Meet the Artist," David Howell, painter for 50 years, contributed a painting for the Gallery at the Garden’s 16x16x27 showing, going on now. Free. All welcome. Bring a bag lunch. Information: Stroll office at the River Garden, 802-246-0982.

Knitting Group: 1 p.m., Vernon Free Library. Every Wednesday. Information: 802-257-0150.

Inclusion Center Discussion: 4-5 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, upstairs in Conference Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Board and a group of concerned individuals to discuss the recent developments of the "Inclusion Center," intended to provide programs and support for all individuals in the community including those with developmental disabilities. All are welcome.

Ongoing Events

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Breast Cancer Support Group: First Wednesday, 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Breast Resource Room, Second Floor, Richards Building. Information: Kelly McCue, RN, 802-251-8437.

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.

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.

Thursday

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 7-week series ends April 3. $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

Auditions: 6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association, in the Community Room, 221 Main St,, Brattleboro. Bob DuCharme, director. Neil Simon play, "Plaza Suite." Performances: June 20, 21, 27 and 28 in Williamsville. Three male and four female leads, smaller roles. Backstage and offstage roles needed also. Information: lindadu352@comcast.net.

Live Theater: 8 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. "Late, A Cowboy Song" by Sarah Ruhl. Directed Ben Stockman. Presented by Next Stage Arts Project and Apron Theater Company. Tickets $12. Reservations or information: 802-387-0071 or www.nextstagearts.org.

Film

1964 Film Screening: 6 p.m., Dummerston Historical Society, in Dummerston Center. Screening of "American Experience’s 1964." Free. All welcome. Reserve seat, contact Bill Holiday at bill_holiday@wsesu.org or 802-257-4900.

Kids

Teddy Bear Tea: 9:30 a.m., Dover Elementary School. For children 5 and under, parents, caregivers, early educators, and teddy bears. Meet staff, tour school, hear stories. Snack provided. Co-sponsored by Early Education Services and Windham County elementary schools, funded in part by Building Bright Futures. Information: Sandy Stark, EES, 802-254-3742, ext. 171.

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.

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.

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. Information: 802-257-7570.

Meals

Townshend Community Dinner: Noon, at Townshend Church, on the Common. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3 for 60 and over; $4 for all others. Take out meals available. Everyone welcome.

Miscellaneous

Free Tax Assistance: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center, 18 Tuttle St., Bellows Falls. Call 802-463-3907 for an appointment. Offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program. Thursdays through April 10.

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.

Museums

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.

Brattleboro History Center: 2-4 p.m., Brattleboro Historical Society’s new History Center, 196 Main St., Masonic Center, Brattleboro. Enjoy handmade dolls, specially crafted wooden truck, train. Glimpse Rudyard Kipling through Mary Cabot’s journal entries; view her photo albums, author of The Annals of Brattleboro, 1681-1895; more exhibits. Information: 802-258-4957 or histsoc@sover.net.

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.

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.

Mental Illness Support: 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, West Brattleboro. On-going support group for individuals whose family members are living with mental illness, the first Thursday of the month. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Information: Clare, 802-824-3909.

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.