Saturday July 6, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

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

Youth Theater: 2 and 7 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro. "Hairspray," a family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Tickets: $11 students, $13 seniors, $15 adults. Tickets and information: www.neyt.org; 802-246-6398.

Comedy of Suspicion: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Actors Theatre Playhouse opens 38th season with Stephen Dietz’s relationship thriller "Private Eyes." Cost: $15. Reservations recommended. Information: 877-666-1855 or www.actors-theatre.info.

Kids

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

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 9-10 a.m., Kickbox/Conditioning. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

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

Meals

Annual Strawberry Bean Supper: 5-6:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, Main Street, Winchester, N.H. Served family style. Strawberries on ice cream. Cost: Adults, $8; children, $3; family, up to 5 members, $20. Information: 603-239-4465. No advanced ticket sales. Handicapped accessible.

Museums

Guilford Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Take right on Guilford Center Road at Country Store, go one mile. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays. Other times by appointment: Michelle Frehsee, 802-275-2555.

Mining and Minerals: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals, 55 Pleasant St., Grafton. New England minerals. Open weekends through October. Information: 802-875-3562.

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.

Halifax Historical Society Museum: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., center of West Halifax on Brook Road, adjacent to the fire station. Quilts, tools used in early industry, and many fine photographs, paintings, and furnishings. Open Saturdays. Free. Information: 802-368-7097.

Museum of Windham County: Noon-5 p.m., The Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County, Route 30, Newfane. Current exhibit: Weather Disasters of Windham County in Photographs and Stories. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War, West River Railroad, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Free. Information: 802-365-4148. Wed., Sat. and Sun.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS Mocha, 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

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.

Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Route 9, West Brattleboro, next to Creamery Bridge. Handmade, homegrown, handcrafted products. EBT and debit welcome. Picnic area. Rain or shine. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Live music. Information: 802-254-8885.

Guilford Celebration: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Guilford Community "Independence Weekend" Celebration. 10 a.m., 5K race, registration 9-10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m., parade from Guilford Central School past Grange to Cemetery Road. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Grange: free watermelon, local music, activities for kids, including free face painting. On sale: foods, including hot dogs, burgers, ice cream, cold drinks. Non-profit organization booths.

Opening Reception: 1-3 p.m., Crowell Gallery at Moore Free Library, Newfane. Arthur Gibbs Burton (1883-1939) West River Valley impressionist featured. Curators: Warren Broderick, art historia, and Richard Michelman, local art connoisseur, to discuss the paintings. Information: 802-365-7948.

Artist’s Reception: 5-7 p.m., Hunter Gallery of Fine Art in Grafton. Robert Sydorowich, a Vermont impressionist painter, to discuss his collection of new work. On display in the Upper Gallery during July. Information: 802-843-1440 or hunterartworks@aol.com.

Ongoing Events

Antique and Flea Market: Junctions Routes 9 and 100, Wilmington. Open weekends through mid-October. Information: 802-464-3345.

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.

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.

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

Overeaters Anonymous: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Retreat from Canada: Revolutionary War Re-enactment; 9:40 a.m., TED: Heather Brooke, My battle to expose government corruption; 10 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 10:30 a.m., The Rhema Word; 11:10 a.m., Library Lecture, Among the Wounded: David Twombly; 12:30 p.m., 2013 Brattleboro Fourth of July Parade; 3 p.m., Comm Med School: Hot off the Press, Menopause; 4:05 p.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 5 p.m., The Educational Network is the Learning Revolution; 6 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 6:30 p.m., DCC: Salamanders in Vermont; 8 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Slow Design; 10 p.m., The Road to Recovery: Discoveries and Development in Behavioral Health; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 12:30 p.m., Brattleboro Town Schoolboard Mtg.; 3 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 5 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 6 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 8:15 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.

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 or http://tinyurl.com/7gxsgng.

Jazz Jam: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Facilitated by Jamie MacDonald. For instrumentalists and singers to play and learn bebop, standards, or other jazz music. All levels welcome. First Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Acoustic Rock Outside: 1-4 p.m., West Dover Inn, on the Patio, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry plays classic rock and roll on acoustic guitar. Free. Inside if raining. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Cathy Jay of Keene, N.H. Theme: Dancing in Joy. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Concert on the Common: 6:30-8 p.m., Walpole, N.H. This week: Westmoreland Town Band. Free. All welcome. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Canceled if raining. Sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole.

Theater

Youth Theater: 2 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro. "Hairspray," a family-friendly musical piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Tickets: $11 students, $13 seniors, $15 adults. Tickets and information: www.neyt.org; 802-246-6398.

Kids

Teen Get-Together: 6:30 p.m., Bethel Chapel, 28 Birge St., Brattleboro. High School/Teen Group for grades 7-12 and for young adults up to 20 years old. Information: 802-254-6687.

Museums

Mining and Minerals: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals, 55 Pleasant St., Grafton. New England minerals. Open weekends through October. Information: 802-875-3562.

Museum of Windham County: Noon-5 p.m., The Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County, Route 30, Newfane. Current exhibit: Weather Disasters of Windham County in Photographs and Stories. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War, West River Railroad, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Free. Information: 802-365-4148. Wed., Sat. and Sun.

Vernon Museum: 2-4 p.m., Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon. Newly constructed Civil War display. Open each Sunday through September. Explore and learn about local history. No admission charge. All welcome.

Outdoors/Recreation

Paneurhythmy: 8 a.m., at Living Memorial Park, in the parking lot of Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. A free interfaith movement practice that celebrates love wisdom and truth. Weather permitting. Information: Rupa Cousins, 802-387-5276.

Paddle Trip: 9 a.m., Hannaford parking lot, near the old Home Depot, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Car and boat pool to North Hartland Lake, Hartford, Vt. Lake is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers site, may be a $2 per person charge. Sponsored by Brattleboro Outing Club. Information: Brattleborooutingclub.org and click "paddling," or call Larry McIntosh at 802-254-3666. Free and open to the public.

Miscellaneous

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Cheryl Wilfong, just back from Newfoundland, will talk on "The Honey of Desire."

Ongoing Events

Antique and Flea Market: Junctions Routes 9 and 100, Wilmington. Open weekends through mid-October. Information: 802-464-3345.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous: 6-7 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Back to Life AA program. Information: 802-257-5600.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Church Live; 8:51 a.m., Science Bits, Imbibing Idiot Bias; 8:53 a.m., Science Bits, The New Accordion Family; 9 a.m., Organic Politics: Mother Earth’s Milk Is Water; 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast; 10:24 a.m., Comm. Med, School: Hot off the Press, Menopause; 11:30 a.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Slow Design; 1:13 p.m., Science Bits, Wild Bird Rehab; 1:16 p.m., Science Bits, Wound Care; 1:30 p.m., Danger Men Cooking: #009, Theme and Variation; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., 3SquaresVT and Using EBT Cards at Farmers’ Markets; 4 p.m., Retreat from Canada: Revolutionary War Re-enactment; 4:40 p.m., 2013 Brattleboro Fourth of July Parade; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., A Fukushima Refugee: Chikako Nishiyama; 9:42 p.m., TED Talks: Jeff Han demos his breakthrough touchscreen (2006); 10 p.m., DCC: Salamanders in Vermont; 11:30 p.m., Words of Peace: Ezeiza Women’s Prison.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 10:30 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 12:14 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 1:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 4 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 9:50 p.m., Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy; Panel Discussion.