Wednesday October 3, 2012

Today

Music/Dance

Dance and Fitness Classes: Luminz Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346, Third Floor, Brattleboro. 4-5:30 p.m., Modern Partnering. 5:30-7 p.m., Belly Dance. 7-8:30 p.m., Ballet/Hip Hop Fusion. Information: www.luminzstudio.com; 802-258-7378.

BMC Celtic Music Sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Advanced. 7-8 p.m., Intermediate. Learn traditional jigs and reels, and other dance music of Scotland, Ireland and New England. Wednesdays. Fee. Instructors: Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy. Information: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

Drum Class: 6-7 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Taught by Namory Keita from Guinea. For all levels. Cost: $10. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Each Wednesday. Information: www.namorykeita.com or 603-654-6042.

Irish Music: 6:30-9:30 p.m., J.D. McCliment’s Pub, Route 5, north of Putney Village. Hosted by Roger Kahle, Lissa Schneckenburger and Ethan Hazzard-Watkins. 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: Abdou Sarr. For all levels. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Live drumming. Sliding scale $12-$15, work exchange available for low income.


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Wear comfortable, loose clothes, bring water. Air conditioned. Information: 802-258-6475 or www.africandancevermont.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. 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. Each Wednesday different theme and craft activity. Free, open to the public. Information: doverfreelibrary1913.org or 802-348-7488.

Rhyme Time: 10:30-11 a.m., in the Meeting Room next to Children’s Room, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. For children under 5. Stories, songs, and fun. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 110.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-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.

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.

Lectures

First Wednesday Lecture: 7 p.m., Main Room, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. "The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War" with Jack Beatty of NPR. Presented by Vermont Humanities Council. Information: Jerry Carbone, Library Director, 802-254-5290, ext. 101.

Free Introductory Workshop: 7 p.m., Medicine for the People, 125 Main St., Putney. "The Power of Sound," how sound shapes lives and uses voices to create deep change in people’s lives. Part of an ongoing free talk series. Information: 802-387-3028 or info.medicineforthepeople@gmail.com.

Museums

Tasha Tudor Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 974 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. New exhibit featuring dresses from Tasha Tudor’s historic costume collection. Members free; adults, $5; seniors over 65, $3; ages 6-12, $3; under 6 free. Information: www.tashatudormuseum.org.

Windham County Museum: Noon-5 p.m., Route 30, Newfane. Special exhibit: Diorama of the West River Railroad by artisan Doug Cox. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War collection and battlefield souvenirs, early Vermont furniture, textiles, and portraits, the story of the highwayman, Thunderbolt, early 20th century Windham County photographs. Free admission. Open Wed., Sat. and Sun.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS Mocha, Springfield, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, etc. Reserve online at www.brooks.lib.vt.us, click on "Museum Passes" button. Information: 802-254-5290.

Outdoors/Recreation

Health Programs: Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Walking for Seniors, 11 a.m.-noon. Gentle yoga classes, 10:15-11:45 a.m., with CB Goldstein, sliding fee $8-$10, all abilities. Every Wednesday. Information: 802-257-7570.

Miscellaneous

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.

Wednesday Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Next to Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Fire-grilled organic pizzas; growers, chefs, and bakers. EBT and debit welcome. Open every Wednesday through October. Information: 802-254-8885; www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

Wilmington Farmers’ Market: 3-6 p.m., at the Wilmington Antique and Flea Market property. Home-grown, handmade and handcrafted items. Information: Sally Gore, 802-464-3345 evenings. Wednesdays through Oct. 17.

BCTV Annual Meeting: 6-8 p.m., at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St. David Pakman of the David Pakman Show on BCTV, to speak about "Reaching the World through Public Access TV." Election of new board members. Information: info@BrattleboroTV.org.

Ongoing Events

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River. Clothing, costume jewelry, footwear, housewares, books, some gift items and more. Some free items. Sponsored by West River Missions. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat.

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.

Al-Anon: Noon, Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. For those affected by someone else’s addiction. 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. 301. Every Wed.

Recovery Chat: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Less formal group, conversation, games, sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

Women’s Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Wednesdays. Led by Jane Wheeler, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Information: 802-257-5600.

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.

Knitting Circle: 6-8 p.m., Knit or Dye, 41 Main St., Brattleboro. Every Wednesday. All experience levels welcome. Bring knitting, crochet, spinning, or other craft and questions for other knitters.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H. New group to meet Wednesdays. Religious Ed Room, use rear entrance. Handicapped accessible ramp at the parking lot. Door propped open (weather permitting) for easy access. 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: Karen, 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, Big Book Discussion: 8:30-10 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:30 a.m., Words of Peace The Angel is Within; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Green Mtn Club: The Long Trail and Winooski River; 9:50 a.m., Change for A Dollar; 10 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Entrusted with Truth; 10:45 a.m., Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza; 12:30 p.m., Marijuana Resolve-with Tristan Toleno; 1 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Entrusted with Truth; 2:30 p.m., New England Cooks, Annie Copps of Yankee Mag.; 3:30 p.m., Tropical Storm Irene Anniversary Candle Light Vigil; 4 p.m., Words of Peace: "Inner Journey Part One"; 4:30 p.m., Behind the Pie: Backstage at the Famous Dummerston Pie Festival; 5:04 p.m., Empty Bowls; 5:30 p.m., Change for A Dollar; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., Marijuana Resolve-with Tristan Toleno; 10 p.m., New England Cooks: Three Stallions Inn, Randolph; 11 p.m., Green Mtn Club: The Long Trail and Winooski River; 11:50 p.m., Change for A Dollar.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Lt. Governor Debate in Tunbridge; 8 a.m., Brattleboro DRB Site Visits; 8:30 a.m., Candidate Conversations with Daryl Pillsbury: Wendy Wilton; 9 a.m., The David Pakman Show: From This Week; 105:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., Vt State Board of Education Meeting 9 18 12; 1:30 p.m., Leland & Gray Girls Soccer vs. Black River; 3 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Vt. State Auditor Candidate Doug Hoffer; 3:30 p.m., The David Pakman Show: From This Week; 4:30 p.m., Gov. Shumlin Weekly Press Conference; 5 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 8:40 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 9:26 p.m., Leland and Gray School Board Mtg.

Thursday

Music/Dance

Dance and Fitness Classes: Luminz Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346, Third Floor, Brattleboro. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hip Hop. 5:30-7 p.m., Modern dance beginning. Information: www.luminzstudio.com; 802-258-7378.

International Gentle 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. Cost: $8 per class. Information: Putney Cares, 802-387-5593 or putneycares@svcable.net.

West Swing Lessons: 6-10 p.m., The Putney Inn, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney. Lessons with DanceVermont and Karen Graham. Every Thursday. Information: 802-387-5517.

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.

Live Music: 7-10 p.m., West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Jim Flynn plays every Thursday. Free. Information: 802-464-5207.

Live Jazz: 7-10 p.m., Rick’s Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. Information: 802-365-4310.

Film

Shrink Rap Film Series: 7 p.m., Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. "Shrink Rap 2" hosted by Dr. Martha Straus, Brattleboro psychologist and author. Four films each featuring a therapist/patient relationship. This week: "Analyze This" with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. By donation, $5 suggested. For schedule: www.nextstagearts.org.

Kids

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 Thursday. For ages 2 and up. Songs, stories, and crafts for little ones and their caregivers. 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: Noon-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.

Preschool Storytime: 1:30 p.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

Museums

Tasha Tudor Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 974 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. New exhibit featuring dresses from Tasha Tudor’s historic costume collection. Members free; adults, $5; seniors over 65, $3; ages 6-12, $3; under 6 free. Information: www.tashatudormuseum.org.

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. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

Meals

Townshend Community Dinner: Noon, Townshend Church, on the Common, Route 30, Townshend. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: Over 60, $3; all others, $4. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Meet and Greet Train Excursion: 2:15 p.m., Railroad Station, Bridge Street, Brattleboro. Central Corridor Delegation train arriving. Passenger rail train will travel between New London, Conn., and Brattleboro to bring attention to the need for passenger rail services for eastern Connecticut, central Massachusetts and Vermont. Sponsored by RailAmerica.

Townshend Farmers’ Market: 3:30-6:30 p.m., Townshend Common, junction Route 30 and 35. Fresh seasonal vegetables, berries, eggs, grass-fed meats; fresh baked goods, handmade soaps, hand blown glass, hand carved chairs; dinners. Rain location in the white church. Information: 802-869-2141 or visit Facebook. Thursdays through Oct. 11.

Putney Free Health Clinic: Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Putney Medical Office, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: Putney Family Services: 802-387-2120.

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: Drew, 802-257-1213.

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.

Recovery Chat: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Less formal group, conversation, games, sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

Spring Forest Qigong: 5-6 p.m., Medicine for the People, 133 Main St., No. 7, Putney. Exercise and meditation class. Meets every Thursday. Details: 802-387-3028, ext. 1.

Narcotics Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.

Bingo: 6:30-9 p.m., Gassetts Grange, Jct. 10 and 103S, Chester. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Every Thursday. Refreshments. Information: 802-875-2637.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: 6-10 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Welcoming environment stressing fun, friendship while respecting the rules and customs of competitive play. All equipment provided. Fee $3 to help cover room rental. 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.

Meditation Group: 7-7:45 p.m., The Center for Mindful Inquiry, third floor of old Paramount building, Main Street, across from High Street, Brattleboro. Entrance in alleyway. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group. Each Thursday. All welcome. Cushions and chairs available. Information: 802-257-1984.

Al-Anon: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Center, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Toll free, 1-866-972-5266.

AA, Food and Fellowship: 7-11 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., potluck dinner; 8-9 p.m., step meeting; 9-11 p.m., fellowship and sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

Zen Meditation: 7:30-9 p.m., in Guilford. No charge. Beginners welcome. Information: 802-257-9425.