Friday February 15, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

Valentine Ballroom/Latin Dance: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. A night of ballroom and Latin dancing presented by Shall We Dance Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., Cha Cha Cha dance lesson. 8-10 p.m., Open dancing. Refreshments. Cost: Singles, $8; couples, $15; teens and seniors, $5. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Kevin Parry Performs: 7-10 p.m., at the West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry takes rock ‘n’ roll requests on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

The Wiyos with Mike and Ruthy: 7:30 p.m., at the Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Vaudevillian ragtime, jugband, blues, hillbilly, swing trio, The Wiyos, and Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (formerly of The Mammals). Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets: General, $17; students and seniors, $15. Reservations and information: 802-254-9276. Theater

BUHS Musical: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School Auditorium, Fairground Road. BUHS Music Department presents "Gypsy." Admission $10, seniors $6. Tickets at the door, or at high school front office 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Information: 802-451-3407.

Kids

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

Stories and Crafts: 10 a.m., Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30, Townshend. Downstairs children’s library. First and third Friday each month. Information: 802-365-4039; www.townshendlibrary.org.

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Indoor play space and discover center. 10:30-11 a.m., Story and Healthy Snack provided by the Brattleboro Food Co-Op. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. Children, $6; under 6 months free. Information: 802-254-5212.

Storytime and Crafts: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jamaica Memorial Library. Every Friday. Information: 802-874-4901.

Storytime for Preschoolers: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Singing or a craft after stories. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

Toddler Storyhour: 1:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Stories, songs, crafts for toddlers. Information: 802-365-7948.

Game Night: 5:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Ages 13 and up. Information: 802-463-4270.

Friday Teen Night: 6-11 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Grades 7 through 18 year olds. Bands, DJs, skate jams, and movies. Free meal at 6 p.m., dinner. Information: 802-254-5990.

Outdoors/Recreation

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Ongoing Yoga/Pilates. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades K-6. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: 3-9 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.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Scrambled eggs, bacon, home fries, fruit, muffin, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, at the Guilford Community Church. Menu: Meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes, applesauce and corn bread, with cake for dessert. Library books available on loan. Blood pressures taken. Hosted by the Guilford Golden Agers, sponsored by Senior Solutions. Information: 802-254-9774.

Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, Halifax Community Hall, at the intersection of Branch and Brook roads in West Halifax. All seniors welcome. Menu: Corn chowder, corn bread, rolls, Jell-O salad, and a dessert. Reservations appreciated, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

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

Third Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., Bellows Falls. Sponsored by the Village Square Booksellers and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce of Bellows Falls. Stroll through art galleries, shops and art venues of Bellows Falls, for art, music and literary events. Information: 802-463-9404.

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.

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.

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

Meditation: 7:30-8:45 a.m., Biologic Wellness Center, Merchants Bank, 205 Main St., Brattleboro (ground floor, basement entrance on right). Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Free mindfulness class and sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Every Friday. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

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.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-5 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.

Hospice Thrift Shop: 10 a.m.-7 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.

Candlelight AA Meeting: 9-11 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. AA discussion and fellowship with candlelit setting. Information: 802-257-5600.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Vermont Workers’ Center: Put People First Address; 7:30 a.m., Words of Peace: Most Auspicious; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church: The Wonder Years Pt. 3; 10 a.m., Pulse: 85th Harris Hill Ski Jump; 1:20 p.m., Northern Roots at McNeill’s Brewery; 1:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 2 p.m., Holistically Speaking: Ep. 35 , Merging Technolgied: The New Global Shaman; 2:30 p.m., New England Cooks , Lisa Caponigri; 3:30 p.m., VBSR ‘12 Fall Conf: Ideas Worth Exploring, Green Energy, Agriculture and the Working Landscape; 4:50 p.m., Putney Diner Redux; 5 p.m., Comm. Med. School: It’s Personal , Individualized Treatment for Cancer and Cardiovascular Care Pt. 1; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Ernest Ryland Fletcher: Building Granite Pioneer; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., Chiho Kaneko Eyewitness Report from Fukushima; 11:10 p.m., Book Nook Authors: Austin Burbank on Tinmouth Pond Series; 11:30 p.m., Living and Dying Interview No. 6, Ray Walker.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 9:30 a.m., Montpelier Connection: Webcast, Rep. John Moran; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Act 250 Hearing, Proposed Dummerston Gravel Pit; 3:34 p.m., Rep. Welch on Senior Phone Scams; 4 p.m., Fair Housing and Land Use Planning: An Introduction; 6:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Meeting.; 9 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Grand Opening of the new Bartonsville Covered Bridge.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Grateful Dead Chorus: Noon, Dover Free Library. The Library is forming a Grateful Dead Chorus. First meeting. No experience required. Open to singers of all ages. Information: 802-348-7488.

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., ELLM Hall, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Featuring live music by Angela West. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: 802-722-9205 or 603-357-0794.

Brattlyn Brothers: 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Dover Forge Restaurant, Route 100, West Dover. Classic Rock with Kevin Parry on guitar and vocals, Rich Mayer on drums, Joe Santry on guitar and vocals and Ken Storey on bass and vocals. Information: 802-464-5302 or visit www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Theater

BUHS Musical: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School Auditorium, Fairground Road. BUHS Music Department presents "Gypsy." Admission $10, seniors $6. Tickets at the door. Information: 802-451-3407.

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. From 1-3 p.m., Learn to play chess with Matti Salminen. Children, $6; under 6 months free. Information: 802-254-5212.

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.

Miscellaneous

UI&U Visiting Day: 8:30 a.m.-noon., at Union’s Vermont Academic Center, 3 University Way, off Old Guilford Road, at the Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center (VABEC). Featuring the M.A. with Concentration in Counseling Psychology program. Information: Hanna Thurber at Union Institute & University’s Brattleboro Academic Center at 802-257-9411, ext. 8905 or hanna.thurber@myunion.edu.

Rabies Clinic: 9-11 a.m., Dummerston Town Offices. For dogs and cats. Rabies vaccine, $15. Dummerston residents may register dogs at the same time. Cash and checks accepted. Make checks payable to VTNH Vet Clinic.

Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Fiber art demonstrations. 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.