Monday December 24, 2012

Today

Kids

Movin’ Into Music: 10-10:45 a.m., in Brattleboro. Music & Movement. Sing, dance, clap, tap and make believe. For children 1-5 years and their caregivers. Led by Annie Frelich. Ongoing classes, join any time. Fee. Contact the Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523, or bmcvt.org.

Rhyme and Story Hour: 10:30 a.m., Whitingham Free Public Library. Songs, rhymes, stories and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents and infants welcome. Information: 802-368-7506.

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.

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. Miscellaneous

Blood Pressure Clinic: Noon-1:30 p.m., Vernon Town Office.


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Bellows Falls Knitting Group: 5-6:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Knitting group, "Spinning Yarns," meets every Monday. For all ages and levels of experience. Any needle lapwork (crocheting, embroidery, etc.) invited. Sign-up encouraged, but not required. Call the library at 802-463-4270, or e-mail: Lisa Delmar, lkdelmar@gmail.com.

Turning Point Board: 5:45-7:30 p.m., held at Tyler Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Turning Point of Windham County’s monthly board meeting. A recovery center. Public welcome. Fourth Monday each month. Information: 802-257-5600.

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.

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.

Scleroderma Support Group of Southern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Scleroderma Foundation, 802-464-5847.

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

Family Fun Night: 5 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. An early evening of games, book groups, activity or a movie. Information: 802-463-4270 or www.rockingham.lib.vt.us.

Healing Discussion Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Sojourns Community Health Clinic, 4923 U.S. Route 5, Westminster. Living Life Now! For anyone with cancer. Meets every Monday. Information: 802-722-4023.

Depression Support: 5:30 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling depressed, isolated or afraid. Information: 413-824-6381 or 802-368-7561.

Vipassana Group Sitting: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, in Brattleboro. In the tradition of S. N. Goenka. Contact: jjjonas@sover.net or 802-869-3246.

Food Pantry: 6-7:30 p.m., Townshend Church, on the Common, Route 30. For anyone who needs food assistance. Information: 802-365-4321.

Parents Together Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., childcare included. For location and registration: Noreen Oles at 802-254-6686.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: (12-step group), Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off Cafeteria. Information: 802-258-0077.

Lupus Support Group of Southeastern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Lupus Foundation, 802-244-5988.

Self-Healing Program: 6-8 p.m., ongoing on Mondays in Putney. Healing Trauma Without the Drama: Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Intuitive Inquiry for self-healing. Led by Seth Lepore, EFT Cert-I. Fee. Information: 802-275-7262 or classes@practicalhealings.com to pre-register.

Bereaved Parents Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Second and fourth Mondays. Led by Lynn Martin. Information: 802-257-0775.

Benefit Bingo: 6:30 p.m., above People’s United Bank, on the Square, Bellows Falls. Every Monday. 5 p.m., Doors open. 6 p.m., Early bird games. 20-game format specials, U-Pick-Em, winner take all, progressive jackpot. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free coffee. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus in Bellows Falls, Council No. 753, benefit for local charities.

Support for Discouraged: 7 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling discouraged, unfocused, or overwhelmed. Information: 413-824-6381, 802-368-7561 or healingwaters55@yahoo.com.

Meditation: 7-9 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney, just north of Basketville. Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: Richard Brady, mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

Co-Dependents Anonymous: 7:15-9 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B off cafeteria. Contact: Christin Tandy, 603-358-6261.

Al-Anon: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church, on the Common, Newfane. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Free. Information: 866-972-5266; also, 7:30-9 p.m., in the Parsonage, United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:30 a.m., Riverbank Church: All I Need for Christmas; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Spirit of Thanksgiving; 10:30 a.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 11:30 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12:05 p.m., Area Christmas Displays 2011; 12:30 p.m., Literacy in Science: Teacher Presentation BEEC; 1:45 p.m., Youth Services "Battle of the Bands 2012"; 4 p.m., Brattleboro Tonight: Christmas Special 1980; 5:30 p.m., Holiday Greetings; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., Area Christmas Displays 2011; 6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Tonight: Christmas Special 1980; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., Nowell Sing We Clear: Christmas Concert; 11:35 p.m., The Pulse of Brattleboro: Christmas Breakfast.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview; 8:30 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 11:30 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 5:30 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg; 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg on Town Plan; 9:10 p.m., Representative Peter Welch: Medicare Open Enrollment; 9:30 p.m., Organic Politics: Our Own Money; 10 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview.

Tuesday

Meals

The Charlie Slate Memorial Christmas Breakfast: 8-11 a.m., American Legion, 32 Linden St., Brattleboro. Menu: Sausage, pancakes with real maple syrup, fruit and eggs. Free. Donations accepted. All welcome. Deirdre Baker’s 7th and final year of organizing the event. Next year Charlie Slate’s family will take over. To arrange for delivery on Christmas morning, call 802-579-5922.

Ongoing Events

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Nowell Sing We Clear: Christmas Concert; 11:02 a.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 12 p.m., Area Christmas Displays 2011; 12:30 p.m., On to the Hoosac, on to the West; 1:30 p.m., The Pulse of Brattleboro: Christmas Breakfast; 2:05 p.m., Area Christmas Displays 2011; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Nowell Sing We Clear: Christmas Concert; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Tonight: Christmas Special 1980; 7:30 p.m., The Pulse of Brattleboro: Christmas Breakfast; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 10:25 p.m., Nowell Sing We Clear: Christmas Concert.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 8:30 a.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 9 a.m., Organic Politics: Our Own Money; 9:30 a.m., Representative Peter Welch: Medicare Open Enrollment; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Developmental Review Board; 1 p.m., VT Implementation of Affordable Care Act, Intro; 3 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 4 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 5:30 p.m., BUHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Hartford; 7 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg; 10 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.

Wednesday

Music/Dance

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 Sessions: 6:30-9:30 p.m., J.D. McCliment’s Pub, Route 5, north of Putney Village. Hosted by Roger Kahle and Randy Miller. Bring instrument to join in or just listen. Information: 802-257-9234.

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.

Film

Movie Matinee: 2 p.m., Gibson-Aiken Center, Conference Room, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Join the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept. Staff for a special free viewing of "Madagascar 3." Juice and popcorn provided. Information: 802-254-5808.

Kids

Winter Mini Camp: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Dec. 26-28, at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. For children 5-11. Snack provided. A fun-filled morning of games, sports, activities, arts and crafts, skating and more led by the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept. staff. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Early Education Services, 130 Birge St., Brattleboro. For children 0-5 years old with parent or childcare provider. Led by Amanda Hiouas. Sponsored by Early Education Services. Information: 802-368-7872.

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.

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.

Making Change: 4-5 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Support group for youth dealing with substance abuse issues. Sponsored by Turning Point and HCRS. Snacks provided. Information: 802-257-5600.

Outdoors/Recreation

Children’s Hockey Clinic: Dec. 26-28, Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. Registration at the Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Children can participate in one day or all three. For further information: www.pridehockey.com or 802-254-5808.

Public Skating Hours: 12:30-2:30 p.m., Nelson Withington Skating Rink, Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. Additional hours during vacation week.

Open Gym and Game Room: 1:30-5 p.m., Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. For all ages. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Souper Wednesday: Noon-2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Westminster, Route 5, Westminster. Freewill donation appreciated, not necessary.

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.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11:15 a.m.-noon, Melrose Terrace Community Room, West Brattleboro. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Local Voices: 7-8:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. A group of local writers who meet the last Wednesday each month. Writers welcome to read their new unpublished works of fiction and poetry. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948 Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m., or moorefreelibrary.org.

Ongoing Events

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-3 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.

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-1 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. For those affected by someone else’s addiction. Information: 802-257-5600.

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.

Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group: 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Second and fourth Wednesdays. Led by Cheryl Richards. Information: 802-257-0775.

Chess Club: 6-9 p.m., Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H. Meets 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.