Saturday January 26, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

Music Festival: New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. The Brattleboro Music Center presents its 6th Annual Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival. Day-long celebration with local and regional musicians. Performance activities, including workshops, panels, mini-concerts, pub sessions, dance band prep, and a family dance. Ends with evening performance. Tickets: Day $20, Eve. $20, Both $35/Youth (under 12): Day $10, Eve. $10, Both $15. 3 p.m., family concert and dance admission $5 at door. For tickets and info: BMC at 802-257-4523 or visit bmcvt.org.

Contra Dance: Pierce’s Hall, East Putney. 7:30 p.m., Beginners’ workshop. 8-10:30 p.m., dance. Marguerite Durant, caller. No partner necessary. Suggested donation, $7. Information: 802-387-5357 or 802-579-9263. Theater

Live Theater: 7:30 p.m., in the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "The Woman in Black," a Gothic thriller based on the novel by Susan Hill. Admission: General, $12; seniors and students, $10. For reservations: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Information: vermonttheatrecompany.com.

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.

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.

Meals

Chicken Potpie Dinner: 5-7 p.m., St. Michael’s School, Walnut Street, Brattleboro. Menu: Mashed potatoes, corn pudding, marinated carrots, cranberry sauce, dessert and beverages. Cost: Adults $9, children $4, family maximum $30. Proceeds to benefit St. Michael’s Church.

Roast Beef Dinner: 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, Walpole, N.H. Menu: Tossed beet and candied walnut salad, roast beef, roasted potatoes, green beans with almonds, homemade rolls, gravy, and gingerbread with maple cream topping. Cost: $12. Tickets in advance: 603-445-5101, 603-756-4075, or 603-445-5637.

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

Flu Shot Clinic: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Grace Cottage Family Health, Route 35, Townshend. No appointment needed, walk-ins welcome. If not covered by health insurance, the cost is $32. Also available weekdays by appointment: 802-365-4331.

Mary’s Closet: 9 a.m.-noon, First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. A thrift shop selling gently used and new clothing for men and women. Winter clearance sale.

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

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: 10 a.m.-4 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.

Windham County Heat Fund: For those either not eligible for current fuel assistance programs or who run out of their assistance allotments. No overhead, all money received goes to buying fuel. Families are presently on the waiting list. Send a tax deductible donation to Windham County Heat Fund, c/o Richard Davis, 679 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, VT 05301 or visit Brattleboro Savings & Loan Assn., 221 Main St. to donate directly.

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.

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 9:30 a.m., Global Peace Chant; 9:45 a.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Time of Severity; 10 a.m., Community Medical School: Personalized Medicine The Biological Basis Part 1; 10:40 a.m., Dummerston Conservation Commission: Chris Petrak Winter Birds; 12 p.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala; 2:10 p.m., Drift Wars at Okemo Mountain Resort; 2:30 p.m., The Rhema Word: Sandy Prediction; 3:15 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Chick Pea; 3:30 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Memoir Boom with Irene Kacandes; 5:15 p.m., Words of Peace: 25,550 Days; 6 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 6:30 p.m., Shut it Down! a Look at the Famed Affinity Group; 7:45 p.m., Drift Wars at Okemo Mountain Resort; 8 p.m., VSBR 2012 Conference Keynote Address; 9 p.m., Sustainable Energy Outreach Network Kick-Off; 10:30 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Education Center Groundbreaking; 11 p.m., Gay USA; 11:30 p.m., Words of Peace: 25,550 Days.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:15 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 9 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 11:30 a.m., 5:45 Live; 12 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., BUHS Boys Basketball vs. Windsor; 4 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 5 p.m., Vermont State Board of Education; 9:10 p.m., Under the Dome: First Day Legislative Interviews; 9:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 11 p.m., Under the Dome: Vermont Workers’ Center 2013 Legislative Kick Off Rally and Press Conference; 11:30 p.m., True North Reports TV: Principles of a Free Society.

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.

Experimental Music: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Composer, conductor and instrumentalist Jacob Mashak to lead series on Experimental Music, exploring what it means for music (and all of art) to be experimental. Information: www.openmusicollective.org. Fourth Sunday each month.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: 3 p.m., Ragle Hall, Serkin Center for Performing Arts, Marlboro College, in Marlboro. Pianist Renana Gutman performs Bach’s French Suite in C minor, Schubert’s Sonata in A minor and the Sonata in B minor by Liszt. No charge. In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line: 802-451-7151.

Windham Orchestra: 3 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. "Psalms & Fireworks," Stravinsky’s "Symphony of Psalms" presented by Brattleboro Music Center. Featuring the Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Leland & Gray, and Twin Valley high school choruses. Directed by Hugh Keelan. Tickets $15, seniors and students $10 call the Brattleboro Music Center at 802-257-4523, or visit www.bmcvt.org.

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

Theater

Live Theater: 3 p.m., in the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "The Woman in Black," a Gothic thriller based on the novel by Susan Hill. Admission: General, $12; seniors and students, $10. For reservations: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Information: vermonttheatrecompany.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 Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Homemade chicken potpie with biscuits, coleslaw, and beverage, homemade brownies and ice cream. For a ride or further information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Meet the Author: Noon, Guilford Community Church, Guilford. Author Dave Eisenstadter discusses and reads from his book "Embattled Brattleboro." Co-sponsored by the Guilford Free Library. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Discover Zentangle: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Putney Cares Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Zentangle is art as a meditation workshop. Fee, includes starter kit. For information or to register, e-mail Info@tanglevermont.com, www.tanglevermont.com or calling Ann Coakley at 802-451-9291.

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: 8:15 a.m., Drift Wars at Okemo Mountain Resort; 8:30 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Light of the World; 10 a.m., Sustainable Energy Outreach Network Kick-Off; 11:30 a.m., VSBR 2012 Conference Keynote Address; 12:30 p.m., Riverbank Church: Riverbank Vision; 1:30 p.m., Community Medical School: Personalized Medicine The Biological Basis Part 2; 2:15 p.m., Global Peace Chant; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., VYO: Orchestra Chorus Palooza 2012; 5:15 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Time of Severity; 5:30 p.m., The Puzzle of New England Predators with John Foster; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala; 10:10 p.m., Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Education Center Groundbreaking; 11 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Memoir Boom with Irene Kacandes.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Under the Dome: Vermont Workers’ Center 2013 Legislative Kick Off Rally and Press Conference; 11 a.m., Under the Dome: Governor’s Inauguration and Swearing-In 2013; 12:30 p.m., Vermont’s New Economy Conference: Pt. 2; 3:10 p.m., Under the Dome: First Day Legislative Interviews; 3:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 6 p.m., BUHS Boys Basketball vs. Windsor; 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., Under the Dome: Governor’s Inauguration and Swearing-In 2013; 11:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.