Saturday December 8, 2012

Today

Music/Dance

Poetry in Motion II: The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. A multifaceted, multidimensional event with dancers including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop and belly dance; local artist doing live painting, chair massage, poetry and retail wares. Pre-show festivities at 3 p.m.; dance performance at 4 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door, available at Brattleboro Books. Information: 802-257-7777.

Evening of Dance: The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Guest instructor Faye Grearson. Intermediate 2-step "workshop" from 6-7:15 p.m.; free beginner mini-lesson 7:30-8 p.m.; open dancing 8-10 p.m.. Cost: Workshop, $10; dance, $10; $20 both. Mix of rhythms, Country 2-step and West Coast Swing. Presented by Grand Monadnock Ballroom and Shall We Dance? Information: Brendan McClure, 603-203-0613, brendan@dance-host.com.

Art for Aid: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Marlboro College Financial Aid Task Force invites public to celebrate the release of a new CD of Marlboro students’ work. Live music by Marlboro musicians, a raffle, a silent art auction. All proceeds used for financial aid at Marlboro College. Information: Marlboro College Public Relations department, 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m.


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, Elm Hall, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. Band: Rachel and Western Partners. Admission: Members, $8; non-members, $10. Coffee and pastry provided. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: Pauline, 603-903-0773.

Kevin Parry Performs: 7-10 p.m., at the Sitzmark, West Dover. Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Live Jazz: 7:30 p.m., Open Music Collective, Suite 335, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. Harvey Diamond, Hannah Rose Diamond. Father-daughter jazz piano, vocal duo, with Claire Arenius and Jamie MacDonald. Cost: $10. Information: 802-254-5054 or info@openmusiccollective.org.

Christmas at Christ Church: 8-9 p.m., in Algier’s, Route 5, Guilford, corner of Melendy Hill Road. Theme: "Christmas Cometh Caroling." BUHS Brass Quartet, Guilford Chamber Singers conducted by Tom Baehr; choirs and choruses in the area. Don McLean tells Dylan Thomas story, "A Child’s Christmas in Wales." Carol sing. Admission free, donations shared between Friends of Music and the church’s preservation fund. Information: Friends of Music, 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org; www.fomag.org. Theater

Live Comedy: 7:30 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig. A family of jaded traveling actors struggle to move from the stage to movies. Admission: General, $12; Seniors and Students, $10. Information: Facebook, Vermont Theatre Company; Twitter@officialvtc.

Kids

Letters from Santa: Personalized letters offered by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Windham Regional Career Center. Order forms at www.wrccvt.com. Leave a message with the elves at 802-451-3930. Deadline for ordering Dec. 17. Cost $7. Supports young entrepreneurs.

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.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 1-4 p.m., Grades 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Miscellaneous

Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Homemade baked beans, doughnuts, pies, fudge, Christmas cookies, and spicy salsa. Decorate Christmas cookies. Raffle, tickets $1 or six for $5. Luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., corn chowder, sandwiches, pies, and hot beverages. Handmade crafts, evergreen arrangements, holiday decorations, treasures. Benefit for fuel and utility costs at the church. Information: 802-254-9566.

Rotary Christmas Trees: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in front of Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. 48th Annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes.

Holiday Cookie Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church, on the Common, Newfane. Select assortment of homemade holiday cookies, sold by the pound. Gift boxed and tied with a festive ribbon. Complimentary coffee offered. Sponsored by the Ladies Aid Society of the Church.

Holiday Book Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Main Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Friends of Brooks Memorial Library to sponsor the Seventh Annual Holiday Book Sale. "Like new" titles. Remaining books on sale through Dec. 21. Info: 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Farm products, fresh baked goods, crafts, lunch, live music. Project of Post Oil Solutions. Information: 802-8692141 or farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Holiday Open House: 1-3 p.m., Rockingham Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Features origami artwork made by children. Free. Light refreshments. Hosted by The Friends of the Rockingham Library. Raffle drawing, tickets at the library. Information: 802-463-4270.

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.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Saxtons River. Bag sale and free books. 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., Brew Berry Conference Center #1, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., 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 a.m., The Stone Valley Byway, Vt. Route 30; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 7:45 a.m., The Draa Hobbs Trio, Jazz Ensemble at the Putney Inn; 7:55 a.m., Temple Grandin: Autism: My Sensory-Based World; 9:44 a.m., From Mourning to Night: John Singer Sargent and Black in Fashion; 10:30 a.m., Marijuana Resolve: Sen. Jeanette White with Matt Simon; 11 a.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 12 p.m., Athens Community Christian Church; 12:46 p.m., Night of the Living Dead: A Classic Disembowled; 12:55 p.m., Village Square Bookstore: Henry Homeyer and Joshua Yunger; 1:30 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Unseen Alistaire Cook; 2:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Hanging On in Hard Times; 4 p.m., The Rhema Word; 4:33 p.m., Living and Dying Interview, Hospice and the Hol; 5:30 p.m., Community Calendar; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 6:30 p.m., Temple Grandin: Autism: My Sensory-Based World; 8:15 p.m., Night of the Living Dead: A Classic Disembowled; 8:30 p.m., Transition Dummerston: A Bushel of Apples; 9:30 p.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 10:30 p.m., Conversations on Homelessness Pt 2; 10:52 p.m., Holiday Greetings; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:10 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 a.m., Lessons from Election 2012, Common Good Vt.; 9:48 a.m., Community Calendar; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:15 a.m., Vermont State Board of Education, Pt. 1; 12:10 p.m., Vermont State Board of Education, Pt. 2; 2:15 p.m., Sen. Leahy on Post-Election; 2:30 p.m., Guilford Special Town Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., BUHS Board Meeting; 6:30 p.m., Pop Warner Superbowl 2012: Brattleboro; 8 p.m., VY Relicensing, Public Hearing at VIT; 11:03 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Dummerston 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.

Jamboree for Lexy: Noon-5 p.m., VFW, 40 Black Mountain Road, Brattleboro. Bands: Flabberghaster, Resistor, Wolfman Conspiracy, Ghost Dinner Band. Mad Science of New England with free Slime, and face painting. Pizza by the slice. Drawing for car raffle, tickets $10 for one, $25 for three tickets. All proceeds benefit Lexy Gaillella’s medical expenses, 14-year-old girl with cancer.

Drum and Dance Workshops: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 1-2 p.m., Ismael Bangoura to teach a drum workshop; and 2-4 p.m., Solo Sano to teach a dance workshop on Malian culture. All levels welcome Drum workshop, $10; dance workshop, sliding scale $15-$20. Live drumming by Ismael Bangoura and others.

Jazz Ensembles: 3 p.m., Open Music Collective, Suite 335, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. Two jazz ensembles play. Suggested donation, $5. Information: 802-254-5054 or info@openmusiccollective.org.

Chamber Music: 3 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Brattleboro Music Center’s Chamber Music Series program features music of Stravinsky, Beethoven and Fauré performed by Jaime Laredo, Steven Tenenbom, Sharon Robinson and Benjamin Hochman: Concert tickets: $30, $20, $10. Information or reservations: 802-257-4523, www.bmcvt.org or www.brattleborotix.com.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Taught by Bobbi Bailin of Cape Cod. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Benefit Contra Dance: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. All levels and ages welcome. 7:15 p.m., beginners’ workshop; 7:30 p.m., dance. Rebecca Lay, caller. Music by Ethan Hazzard-Watkins on fiddle, Anna Patton on clarinet, and Andy Davis on piano. Sliding scale general admission $10-$15, students and seniors $7. Benefit Rural Vermont. Information: www.ruralvermont.org or 802-223-7222.

Theater

Live Comedy: 3 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig. A family of jaded traveling actors struggle to move from the stage to movies. Admission: General, $12; Seniors and Students, $10. Information: FaceBook, Vermont Theatre Company; Twitter@officialvtc.

Outdoors/Recreation

Speed Skating: 7:30-8:30 a.m., Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. For ages 7 and up. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Guilford Pitstoppers: 1-3 p.m., Guilford Fire Station. First meeting of the season. Early bird Trail Maintenance Assessments (TMAs) for sale.

Meals

Free Breakfast: 8-9:30 a.m., at First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, muffins, breakfast casseroles, scrambled eggs, fruit, orange juice, and other beverages. Free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. Information: 802-254-9767.

Miscellaneous

Rotary Christmas Trees: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in front of Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. 48th Annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes.

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Kate Wylie. Take a break from the excitement of the season, regain balance and basic sanity. Sitting and walking in silence, guidance offered, and a poem at the beginning and the end. Everyone welcome.

Socialist Party-USA: 1 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, Meeting Room, junction lower Canal and Main streets, Brattleboro. Local Socialist Party-USA to meet. Discussion topic: Palestinian/Israeli Crisis. Information: 802-387-4060.

Meet the Author: 2 p.m., VillageSquare Booksellers, 32 The Square, Bellows Falls. Susan Speranza, School Librarian at Bellows Falls Union High School, to read from and discuss her new book "Tale of Lucia Grandi, The Early Years." Information: 802-463-9404.

Drive-through Nativity: 5-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, across from Shell station on Putney Road, Brattleboro. "Road to Bethlehem," featuring actors and live animals. Information: 802-254-4218. Cash donations or non-perishable food items accepted to benefit the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center.

BMC Holiday Celebration: 5 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres and more to benefit Brattleboro Music Center’s financial aid, outreach and education programs. Cost: $25. Information: 802-257-4523 or www.bmcvt.org.

Ongoing Events

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: 7 a.m., Words of Peace: Make Your Own Story; 7:30 a.m., Athens Community Christian Church; 8:15 a.m., Community Medical School: Managing Burn Injuries; 9:30 a.m., BCTV Open Studio: Project Feed the Thousands 2012; 10 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Hanging On in Hard Times; 11:30 a.m., BCTV Telethon; 12:15 p.m., RIverbank Church: Our Stories, Peter; 1 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Circus Smirkus, 25 Years; 1:45 p.m., Living and Dying Interview, Hospice and the Hol; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Unseen Alistaire Cook; 4:30 p.m., Transition Dummerston: A Bushel of Apples; 5:30 p.m., Community Calendar; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., Marijuana Resolve: Sen. Jeanette White with Matt Simon; 6:30 p.m., The Draa Hobbs Trio, Jazz Ensemble at the Putney Inn; 6:38 p.m., In a Workday: A Video Short by Hazen McKinney; 6:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., Grants Ferry- Interview with Author David Chase; 8:30 p.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 9:30 p.m., For the Animals: Dogs Deserve Better; 10 p.m., New England Cooks, Chef Donnell Collins; 11 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Alison Bechdel on "Fun Home"; 11:45 p.m., Night of the Living Dead: A Classic Disembowled; 11:53 p.m., In a Workday: A Video Short by Hazen McKinney.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:20 a.m., Pop Warner Superbowl 2012: Brattleboro; 9:45 a.m., Community Calendar; 10 a.m., Organic Politics: Lifeboat Vermont; 10:29 a.m., Montpelier Connection: Senior Solutions; 11 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 11:15 a.m., Sen. Leahy on Post-Election; 11:30 a.m., Vermont State Board of Education, Pt. 1; 3:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.