Saturday December 15, 2012

Today

Theater

Circus Nutcracker: 1 and 5 p.m., The New England Center for Circus Arts, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. Holiday show with a circus spin on classic Nutcracker tale, "The Flying Nut: A Dark & Stormy Night." Cost: $12, $8 for children under 12, under 2 free. Tickets: www.necenterforcircusarts.org. Information: 802-254-9780.

Youth Theater: 2 and 7 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. New England Youth Theatre presents classic musical "Annie." Cost: $14, $12 for students. Information: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398. Kids

Gingerbread Craft Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, second floor, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Make houses out of graham crackers, icing and candy. Free. Under 7 must be with responsible person. Materials provided by The Friends of the Library. Registration recommended, call 802-254-5290, ext. 110.

Santa’s Arrival/Flag Parade: 3 p.m., Stratton Village. Traditional flag parade to celebrate the holidays around the world, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by dog sled. 3:30 p.m., Tree lighting and caroling. Hot cocoa, roasted marshmallows in the Courtyard next to the Clocktower. Free. 4-5 p.m., pictures with Santa.

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.

Teen Book Club: 6-9 p.m., Pettee Memorial Library, 6 South Main St., Wilmington. Casual discussion of "Maximum Ride" by James Patterson. Pizza and a movie. Information: 802-464-8557, petteelibrary@yahoo.com, or petteelibrary.org.

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

Holiday Bake Sale: 9-11:15 a.m., in front of Post Office, Walpole, N.H. Sponsored by the Walpole Unitarian Church. Holiday cookies boxed for gift giving; yeast breads including special holiday breads and cinnamon rolls; preserves, candies, cakes, pies and more.

Mary’s Closet: 9 a.m.-noon, First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. New arriving merchandise includes women’s winter coats, dresses, fleece shirts.. Men’s and women’s jeans, sweaters, blouses, shirts, at sale prices.

Collectors’ Club: 9 a.m., Holiday Inn Express, Chickering Drive, Brattleboro. The Tri Town Coin, Postcard and Sports Card Collectors’ Club, scholarship fundraising committee meeting during and show. Collectors of all ages invited. Door prizes. Buying and selling collectibles. No admission charge. Information: Joe Fuller at 802-297-1274 or Pepsijoseph@yahoo.

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.

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.

Ongoing Events

Crèche Display: More than 1,000 sets of Nativity scenes. Located in Guilford. Call Shirley Squires to set up an appointment: 802-254-2696. All welcome.

Warm Hands, Warm Hearts: Donations needed of winter clothing for adults, children of all ages, including toddlers and infant PJs. Blankets also needed. Collection box on porch, Masonic Center, Main St., Brattleboro, though end of January. Checks accepted, make out to Warm Hands, with "clothing" on the memo line, send to: Warm Hands, P.O. Box 6214, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Information: rfagge@sover.net.

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. 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: 7:20 a.m., In a Workday: A Video Short; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 9 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 9:30 a.m., Riverbank Church: Our Stories, Bathsheeba; 10:10 a.m., Youth Services Celebrates 40 years Serving Windham Co.; 10:30 a.m., I Breathe: Lily’s Legacy, National Mill Dog Rescue; 11:30 a.m., Grants Ferry, Author David Chase; 12 p.m., The Retreat’s Keep Talking: The Emerging Adult; 12:30 p.m., Living and Dying, Hospice and the Holidays; 1:21 p.m., Holiday Greetings; 1:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: No Room at the Inn; 2:44 p.m., Youth Services Celebrates 40 years Serving Windham Co.; 3 p.m., Words of Peace: In Brazil; 3:30 p.m., For the Animals: Dogs Deserve Better; 4 p.m., The Rhema Word #357; 4:30 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Unseen Alistair Cooke; 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., The Ethan Allen Family, A Military Tradition; 7:40 p.m., Youth Services Celebrates 40 years Serving Windham Co.; 8 p.m., Should Grandma Smoke Pot?; 8:30 p.m., Bratt Lit Fest ‘12, Embrace Your Inner Italian; 9:40 p.m., Youth Services Celebrates 40 years Serving Windham Co.; 10 p.m., Living and Dying, Hospice and the Holidays; 10:45 p.m., Night of the Living Dead: A Classic Disemboweled; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:45 a.m., Windham Co. Candidates Forum: Marlboro Grad Ctr.; 9:30 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 12 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 5 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Annual Mtg.; 8 p.m., 2012 Statewide Housing Conf., Opening Plenary Session with Gov. Shumlin; 9:41 p.m., 2012 Statewide Housing Conf., Keynote Address; 11 p.m., BUHS Board Meeting.

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. Info: marcellaeversole@yahoo.com or http://tinyurl.com/7gxsgng.

Tuba Christmas: 3 p.m., First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Third annual Tuba Christmas, an ensemble of tuba and euphonium players participate in a program of seasonal favorites. Admission by donation. Information: 802-254-4157.

Shape Note Singing: 3-5:30 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, in the Parlor, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Participatory singing for all ages. A powerful, a capella singing in four-part harmony. No musical experience necessary. Music books available for loan or purchase. Potluck snack shared. Free. Info: Peter Amidon, 802-257-1006, peter@amidonmusic.com; or Matt Wojcik 802-246-1008, mwojcik@earthlink.net.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Taught by Lynn Heartwood and Jane Buchen of the Northeast Kingdom. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Green River Carol Sing: 7:30 p.m., at the Green River Church, Green River, Guilford. A Service of Scripture and Carols. Michael Mario, leader; Carol Jaensen, organ, and Bruce Corwin leading a brass group. Refreshments following service. Information: 802-254-5910. Recorded by WTSA for rebroadcast on Christmas Eve.

Country Christmas Singalong: 7:30 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Sweetback Sisters, a country, old-time, rockin’ honky-tonk group, presents their annual holiday singalong. Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Visit brattleborotix.com.

Theater

Circus Nutcracker: 1 and 5 p.m., The New England Center for Circus Arts, Cotton Mill, Brattleboro. Holiday show with a circus spin on classic Nutcracker tale, "The Flying Nut: A Dark & Stormy Night." Cost: $12, $8 for children under 12, under 2 free. Tickets: www.necenterforcircusarts.org. Information: 802-254-9780.

Youth Theater: 2 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. New England Youth Theatre presents classic musical "Annie." Cost: $14, $12 for students. Information: www.neyt.org or 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.

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.

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.

Chanuka Party: 6 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Chabad Lights, Grand Menorah Lighting, fun for all ages, warm drinks, crafts for kids, make doughtnuts, play dreidel, music. Hosted by Chabad of Southern Vermont. Suggested donation: Adults $7, children $5, family $20.

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: 7:30 a.m., Temple Grandin: Autism; 9:15 a.m., The Stone Valley Byway, Vt. Route 30; 10 a.m., Athens Community Christian Church; 11 a.m., Transition Dummerston: A Bushel of Apples; 12 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: No Room at the Inn; 1:15 p.m., The Ethan Allen Family, A Military Tradition; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Exchange Students in Vermont; 4:25 p.m., Riverbank Church: Our Stories, Bathsheeba; 5 p.m., Marijuana Resolve: Sen. Jeanette White with Matt Simon; 5:30 p.m., Community Calendar; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Unseen Alistair Cooke; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 8:30 p.m., Transition Dummerston: A Bushel of Apples; 9:30 p.m., Living and Dying, Hospice and the Holidays; 10:21 p.m., Holiday Greetings; 10:30 p.m., Grants Ferry, Author David Chase; 11 p.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 9:50 a.m., Community Calendar; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., No program name available.; 12:50 p.m., Windham Co. Candidates Forum: Marlboro Grad Ctr.; 2:30 p.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Annual Mtg.; 3 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 6:10 p.m., Gov. Shumlin Press Conf. at Emergency Food Shelf; 6:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Senior Solutions; 7 p.m., Organic Politics: Lifeboat Vt.; 7:30 p.m., Public Hearing, Vermont Transportation Board; 9:45 p.m., Windham Co. Candidates Forum: Marlboro Grad Ctr.; 11:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Senior Solutions.