Saturday January 12, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

Inspirational Concert: 6:30 p.m., Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1002 Fort Bridgman Road (Rte. 142), Vernon. Jennifer LaMountain sings songs from her latest album, "Confessions: Hymns and Songs of Faith." Free. Followed by fellowship and light refreshments.

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.

Brattleboro Concert Choir: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Directed by Susan Dedell. Choir presents "Towards the Light," Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. Tickets: General, $15; students, $10, call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or visit bmcvt.org. Kids

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Indoor play space and discover center. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. Children, $6; under 6 months free. Information: 802-254-5212.

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.


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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.

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Living Memorial Park, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. $5 charge. Hill maintained and operated by Living Memorial Park Snow Sports. Weather permitting. Information: www.vtsnowsports.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.

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

Curbside Tree Pickup: Merry Mulch, Christmas Tree Recycling for Brattleboro residents. Brattleboro Union High School Band and Chorus members will pick up Christmas trees curbside and turn it into mulch for a $10 donation. Pickup dates: Jan. 12, and 19. Call ahead: 802-579-1577, 802-387-3794, or 802-254-3360. Benefit trip to New York in May, 2013.

Collectors’ Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holiday Inn Express, Chickering Drive, Brattleboro. Hosted by Tri Town Collectors Club. Area collectors of all ages are invited to meet various hobbyist. Door prizes. Family fun day of buying and selling collectibles. No admission charge. Information: Joe Fuller, 802-297-1274 or Pepsijoseph@yahoo.com.

Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 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. This week: Sweaters $1. 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., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Words of Peace: This is Your Time; 8:30 a.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro; 9 a.m., VYO Chorus and Concert Chorale: Winter Concert; 10:30 a.m., Community Medical School: Saving Your Skin; 11:30 a.m., Peak Keepers Discuss Industrial Wind Power; 12:35 p.m., The Vermont Movie Update; 1 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op Grand Opening; 2:45 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Opener; 2:59 p.m., Vermont’s Mental Health System After Irene, interview; 3:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Troublesome Truths; 5 p.m., Caring Connections: Advance Health Care Planning; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., VYO Chorus and Concert Chorale: Winter Concert; 7:30 p.m., Zero Waste Central:Cassandra Brush and Colin O’Neil; 8 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op Grand Opening; 9:40 p.m., Community Medical School: Saving Your Skin; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9:30 a.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 2 p.m., Vt. Implementation of Affordable Care Act, Intro; 4 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 5 p.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview; 5:30 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., BUHS Girls Varsity Basketball vs. Spaulding; 9 p.m., Leland and Gray School Board 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.

Brattleboro Concert Choir: 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Directed by Susan Dedell. Choir presents "Towards the Light," Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, and Bob Chilcott’s Requiem. Tickets: General, $15; students, $10, call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523 or visit bmcvt.org.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Rupa Cousins of Putney and Lerna of West Brattleboro. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Informal Singing Group: Gathering at Linda Rubinstein’s house, Miller Road, Dummerston. The Ridgetones invite new singers. No experience necessary. Songbooks provided. 6 p.m., potluck supper; 7 p.m., singing. Information: Ron Minnes, 802-257-1640 or e-mail minnesron48 @gmail.com.

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

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: Noon-4 p.m., Living Memorial Park, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. $5 charge. Hill maintained and operated by Living Memorial Park Snow Sports. Weather permitting. Information: www.vtsnowsports.org.

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.

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

Socialist Party-USA: 1 p.m., Brattleboro Food Coop, Meeting Room, entry on Canal Street, Brattleboro. Brattleboro Area local of the Socialist Party-USA to meet. Interested members of the public invited. Information: 802-387-4060.

New England Predators: 4 p.m., at the Putney Library. Putney Mountain Association presents "The Puzzle of New England Predators." John Foster, a naturalist from the New England Naturalist Training Center, to speak about local predators like coyote, fisher, and bobcat. Question and answer period follows. Brief Association meeting precedes program.

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: 7:15 a.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Opener; 7:30 a.m., Poetry Reading: Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward; 8:50 a.m., Words of Peace: This is Your Time; 9:20 a.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op Grand Opening; 11 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Troublesome Truths; 12:30 p.m., Community Medical School: Saving Your Skin; 1:30 p.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro; 2 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Peak Keepers Discuss Industrial Wind Power; 4:45 p.m., VYO Chorus and Concert Chorale: Winter Concert; 6 p.m., Nuclear Waste: The Gift That Keeps on Giving; 6:35 p.m., The Vermont Movie Update; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., Riverbank Church: All I Need For Christmas Pt.2; 9 p.m., Why Fi? The Dangers of Going Wireless; 9:30 p.m., For the Animals: Randy Schaetzke; 10 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op Grand Opening; 11:45 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Opener.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8 a.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 11 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 12 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Leland and Gray School Board Mtg.; 5:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Legislative Preview.