Thursday November 15, 2012

Today Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays through Dec. 13 (not Thanksgiving Day). Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $8 per class. Information: 802-387-4330 or 802-875-4102.

Belly Dance Classes: 5:15-6:30 p.m., at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Fun, beginner and beyond class. Fee. To register: 802-257-8877.

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.

Americana Band: 7:30 p.m., Bellows Falls Opera House, 7 The Square, Bellows Falls. The Steel Wheels perform. Cost: $18 general, $24 at the door. Information: www.brattleborotix.com or 802-463-9595. Tickets also at Fat Franks, Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, and Turn It Up! in Brattleboro.

Kids

Preschool Explorers: 10-11:30 a.m., Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club. Play acting and games, preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their caregivers. Meets third Thursday each month. Members free, non-members $7 per child. Register at 802-843-2111 or at info@nature-museum.org.

Little Peoples Program: 10:30-11:45 a.m., Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. For ages 3-5. Register by phone, 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

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.

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.

Museums

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

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.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6-8 p.m., Volleyball; 8-10 p.m., Badminton, for all abilities. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Community Thanksgiving Dinner: Noon, at The Townshend Church, on the Common, Townshend. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3 for over 60, all others $4. 11:30 a.m., Blood pressure screening by Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H. Everyone welcome.

Miscellaneous

Great American Smokeout: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Grace Cottage Hospital, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend. Display of tobacco cessation programs and products, free samples of nicotine replacement products and giveaways. In the hallway near Patient Registration and the Laboratory. Anyone quitting tobacco will be given a cold turkey sandwich. Information: 802-365-3649.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11:30 a.m., Townshend Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

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.

Understanding Hypnosis: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Biologic Wellness Center, ground floor, Merchants Bank, 205 Main St., Brattleboro. Free educational session. Information on hypnosis for weight loss, stopping smoking, and sleeping peacefully. Led by Susan Rosano, MA, Nationally Certified Hypnotist.

Tri-State Coin Club: 6:30 p.m., at Brattleboro Savings & Loan Assn., 221 Main St. (use the rear door, ring bell). Tri-State Coin & Currency Club. Everyone interested in coins, currency and collectibles, etc., is welcome. Meets third Thursday every month. Buying, selling, trading, sharing knowledge, informal auction. Free attendance. Information: Jim at 802-380-2319 or MrCashMan@hotmail.com.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., Brattleboro.

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

Guilford Food Pantry: 5-6:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Pantry is open Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month).

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.

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. Fun, friendship, while usin rules and customs of 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.

Women’s Spirituality Group: 6-8 p.m., in West Brattleboro. Led by Patty MacDonald, Astrologer/Tarot Reader/Teacher. Sharing stories and spiritual meaning in them. Third Thursday each month. Registration required, 802-732-8004 or toll free at 1-888-772-1395. Women of all ages welcome. Donation, $8.

Autism Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m. at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., in Brattleboro. Use main entrance, held in Brew Barry Conference Room 2. Meets third Thursday each month. Information: Jill, 508-887-1019; or Laura, 802-257-4483.

Meditation Group: 7-7:45 p.m., The Center for Mindful Inquiry, 169 Main St., Brattleboro. Entrance in alleyway. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group. Each Thursday. All welcome. Cushions and chairs available. Information: 802-257-1984.

Alateen Meeting: 7-8 p.m., Cafeteria Room B, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

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: 7-10 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 8 p.m., step meeting. Information: 802-257-5600.

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

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:45 a.m., Ben Aleshire at the Brattleboro Lit Fest; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!: Live; 9 a.m., For the Animals: Green Mountain College Animal Abuse; 9:30 a.m., Burlington Book Fest: Sydney Lea, Poet Laureate of Vt.; 10:20 a.m., Landmark College presents Ellen McCulloch-Lovell; 11:30 a.m., BASIC Skatepark Workshop at the Crowell Lot; 12:45 p.m., Lynndall Kaye Procter-Barrett Memorial; 2 p.m., Words of Peace: The Ocean in the Drop; 2:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Dealing with Calamity; 3:30 p.m., Community Medical School Treating Artrial Fibrillation; 4:55 p.m., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast; 5:30 p.m., Ben Aleshire at the Brattleboro Lit Fest; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV; 6:30 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9:30 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Bill McKibben: Taking on the Fossil Fuel Companies; 10:10 p.m., Athens Community Christian Church; 11 p.m., Sal Landau, Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 9:15 a.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., No program name available.; 12 p.m., Davenport Dinner 2012; 1 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 3:25 p.m., Gov Shumlin Post-Election Press Conference; 4 p.m., Brattleboro Election Results 2012 live from BUHS; 4:30 p.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 7 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 11 p.m., Governor Shumlin Visits BUHS.

Friday, Nov. 16

Music/Dance

Ballroom and Latin Dance: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. A night of ballroom and Latin dancing presented by Shall We Dance Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., Free Rumba dance lesson. 8-10 p.m., Open dancing. Refreshments. Cost: Singles, $8; couples, $15; teens and seniors, $5. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Kevin Parry Performs: 7-10 p.m., at The West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry takes requests on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-5207.

British Jubilee: 7:30 p.m., Vermont Academy, Saxtons River. British Jubilee. Opening concert of the Windham Orchestra’s 2012-13 season. Music of England. Hugh Keelan, music director. Sir Edward Elgar’s "Enigma" Variations; Frederick Delius’ Prelude to Irmelin and Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Admission by donation. Advance tickets: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523. Information: bmcvt.org.

Folk Singers/Songwriters: 7:30 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Antje Duvekot and Mark Erelli plus Michael McDermott perform. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets: General, $16; students and seniors, $14. Ticket reservations and information: 802-254-9276.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Whitingham Elementary School. For children 0-5 years old with parent or childcare provider. Led by Amanda Hiouas. Sponsored by Early Education Services. Information: 802-368-7872.

Stories and Crafts: 10 a.m., Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30, Townshend. Downstairs children’s library. First and third Friday each month. Information: 802-365-4039; www.townshendlibrary.org.

Storytime and Crafts: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jamaica Memorial Library. Every Friday. Information: 802-874-4901.

Storytime for Preschoolers: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Singing or a craft after stories. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

Toddler Storyhour: 1:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Stories, songs, crafts for toddlers. Information: 802-365-7948.

Friday Teen Night: 6-11 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Grades 7 through 18 year olds. Bands, DJs, skate jams, and movies. Free meal at 6 p.m., dinner. Information: 802-254-5990.

Dungeons and Dragons: 5-9 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Fantasy-based, epic storytelling game. Other games, also. Ages 13 and up. Reservations required. Information: 802-463-4270 or bfyouth@sover.net.

Outdoors/Recreation

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Ongoing Yoga/Pilates. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades K-6. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Greens, eggs and ham, home fries, fruit, juice yogurt. (Citizen’s Awareness Breakfast). Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Guilford Golden Agers meal. Menu: Harvest dinner. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation, $5 for seniors. Library books available. Blood pressures taken. Information: 802-254-9774.

Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, Halifax Community Hall, intersection of Branch and Brook roads in West Halifax. Menu: Turkey stroganoff over noodles, vegetables, roll and dessert. Handicapped accessible. All seniors welcome. Reservations appreciated, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

Miscellaneous

Third Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., Bellows Falls. Sponsored by the Village Square Booksellers and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce of Bellows Falls. Stroll through art galleries, shops and art venues of Bellows Falls, for art, music and literary events. Information: 802-463-9404.

Ongoing Events

Meditation: 7:30-8:45 a.m., Biologic Wellness Center, Merchants Bank, 205 Main St., Brattleboro (ground floor, basement entrance on right). Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Free mindfulness class and sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Every Friday. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

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: 9 a.m.-6 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.

Hospice Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-7 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.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., Brattleboro.

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

Candlelight AA Meeting: 9-11 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. AA discussion and fellowship with candlelit setting. Information: 802-257-5600.