Thursday February 28, 2013

Today Meals

Dummerston Senior Lunch: Noon, Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Menu: Meat lasagna, vegetable lasagna, green salad, garlic bread and a lemon pudding/shortbread. Sponsored by the Grange and Senior Solutions. Chefs: Sallie May and Larry Lynch Jr. Suggested donation: $3, 60 and over; $4, under 60. All welcome. Reservations not needed, except for groups over 6. For take-outs, 802-254-1138. Library books available. Rescheduled from Wednesday.

Miscellaneous

Free Tax Assistance: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center, 3 Hyde St. For appointment, call 802-463-3907. Offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jacksonville Municipal Center. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

WCSU Health Council: 3:30-4:30 p.m., at Leland & Gray Union High School, Room A14, Townshend. Windham Central Supervisory Union School Health Advisory Council to meet. All welcome to using the School Health Index to assess our schools’ needs. Information: 802-365-7355 ext. 126 or email ahanson@lelandandgray.org.

Putney Free Health Clinic: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Putney Medical Office, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: Putney Family Services: 802-387-2120.

Toastmasters Club: 6 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St.


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End of Life and After Death Care: 7-9 p.m., at Putney Library. "The Truth about Funerals: End of Life and After Death Care," presented by Krista Oarcea, founder of Evening Star, and her partner Mark Morey. Exploring by-passing the funeral industry and staying in the home as an economical and relational alternative. Information: mark@ifnaturallearning.com.

Kids

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-5 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.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Westminster West Public Library. Program of books, songs and activities for toddlers and preschoolers. No charge. Information: 802-387-5737 or 802-387-4682.

Baby Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. For up to 24 months. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Thursday. For ages 2 and up. Songs, stories, and crafts for little ones and their caregivers. Information: 802-387-4407.

Children’s Story Hour: 11 a.m., Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. Pat Fowler reading. Reservations: 802-463-9404.

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.

Preschool Storytime: 1:30 p.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

French Club: 2:30 p.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Walk from the school to the library. At the library, play some French games, then use books, computers, games and puzzles. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Outdoors/Recreation

Senior Bowling: 9:15 a.m., Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Every Thursday. Bowling for seniors. Information: 802-254-2710 or 802-387-5757.

Strength Training for Seniors: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Cost: $3 per class; $5 for two. Instructor: Cyndy Gray. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

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.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6-8 p.m., Volleyball; 8-10 p.m., Badminton, for all abilities. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays. Sessions run Feb. 21-April 4, and April 11-May 23. Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $8 per class; $40 for 6/7-weeks. No experience necessary. Information: Anne, 802-387-4330; or Melissa, 802-875-4102.

Live Jazz: 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Restaurant at Burdick Chocolates, 47 Main St., Walpole, N.H. The Carr Uman Rose Trio: Jesse Carr, tenor saxophone and vocals; Eugene Uman, piano; Genevieve Rose, bass. No cover charge.

Open Mic: 7-10 p.m., Marina Restaurant, Route 5, Brattleboro. Hosted by Kevin Parry. Every Thursday. Free. To sign up for a 20-minute slots, call 802-257-7563. Information: www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Live Music: 7-10 p.m., West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Jim Flynn plays every Thursday. Free. Information: 802-464-5207.

Live Jazz: 7-10 p.m., Rick’s Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. Information: 802-365-4310.

Acoustic Guitarist: 7:30 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. French-Algerian acoustic guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets: General, $20; students and seniors, $18. Reservations and information: 802-254-9276.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: 7-7:45 a.m., Vermont Insight Meditation Center, in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and snow cancellation: Rose, 802-246-1244.

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.

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.

Guilford Food Pantry: 5-6:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Pantry is open Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month).

Spring Forest Qigong: 5-6 p.m., Medicine for the People, 133 Main St., No. 7, Putney. Exercise and meditation class. Meets every Thursday. Details: 802-387-3028, ext. 1.

Bingo: 6:30-9 p.m., Gassetts Grange, Jct. 10 and 103S, Chester. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Every Thursday. Refreshments. Information: 802-875-2637.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: 6-10 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Fun, friendship, while usin rules and customs of competitive play. All equipment provided. Fee $3. First-timers play free. Every Thursday. Information: Ed at ed.liebfried@gmail.com or 971-344-8730.

Dedicated Dads Making a Difference: 6-8 p.m., Early Education Services, 122 Birge St., Brattleboro. Free fathers support group. Dinner and child care provided. Information: Josh Miller, 802-254-3742, ext. 172.

Alateen Meeting: 7-8 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Downstairs, Room B, on back, right, through the Maple Cafe.

Al-Anon AFG: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Center, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

AA, Food and Fellowship: 7-10 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 8 p.m., step meeting. Information: 802-257-5600.

Zen Meditation: 7:30-9 p.m., in Guilford. No charge. Beginners welcome. Information: 802-257-9425.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Community Medical School: Organ Transplants Pt.1; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: A Wise and Willing People; 10:30 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 11 a.m., The Rhema Word; 11:30 a.m., From the BCTV Archives: The BCTV Jazz Cruise 1996; 1:15 p.m., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast, Selectboard Candidates; 2 p.m., Northern Roots Music Festival ‘13; 4:10 p.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 4:30 p.m., Women’s Film Festival 2013, Coming Attractions; 5 p.m., Words of Peace: You, Being Alive; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 7 p.m., Resources for Hearing Loss, Subtitled Version; 7:30 p.m., Equilibrium; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., 10th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: Latchis.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:35 a.m., Governor Peter Shumlin: Press Conference at Trinity Children’s Center; 8:58 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., Sen. Sanders on Veteran’s Benefits; 11:35 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 2:37 p.m., People’s Budget Address: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 2:49 p.m., The Union Is Us: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 3 p.m., LWV Selectboard Candidate Forum; 5 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 6:01 p.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 6:05 p.m., Governor Peter Shumlin: Press Conference at Trinity Children’s Center; 6:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Session Webcasts; 11:54 p.m., Mike’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short.

Friday

Music/Dance

NEYT Mentors Cabaret: 7 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. NEYT Mentors show off their skills with cabaret performance. $10, includes free milk and cookies. Information: www.neyt.org.

Ballroom and 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., Waltz dance lesson taught. 8-10 p.m., Open dancing. Refreshments. Cost: Singles, $8; couples, $15; teens and seniors, $5. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

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: Cheese omelets with tomatoes, onions and peppers, home fries, fruit salad, muffin, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Hosted by the Guilford Golden Agers. Menu: Spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread, apple crisp with ice cream. Suggested donation: $3, seniors; $4 for non-seniors. Blood pressures taken by Guilford Cares. Library books available. Information: 802-254-9774.

Athens Community Supper: 6 p.m., in the basement of Athens Community Church. Sponsored by Grafton Cares. First Friday of the month. No charge, but donations welcome. Information: Dennis and Karen, 802-869-2674.

Miscellaneous

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11:30 a.m.-noon, Guilford Community Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Gallery Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., (official hours, some vary), downtown Brattleboro and nearby locations. Monthly art walk with artists’ receptions, live music, special events, art sales and more. Free. Information: Joy Wallens-Penford, 802-257-2616, info@GalleryWalk.org or www.GalleryWalk.org.

Crafter’s Corridor Opening: Noon-8:30 p.m., 24 High St., in the Midtown Mall, Brattleboro (the corridor to the Back Side Café.) Windham County Artisans display works. Refreshments and music.

Know Your Library: Noon, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Tours and Tips for New and Experienced Library Users with reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh. Tour of the first floor and mezzanine; catalog search demo. First Friday of every month. Meet at the Reference Desk; no registration required. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 109 or asklibrarian@brooks.lib.vt.us.

Ongoing Events

Meditation: 7:30-8:45 a.m., Biologic Wellness Center, Merchants Bank, 205 Main St., Brattleboro. Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Free mindfulness class and sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. 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.