Saturday March 2, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

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

Piano Concert: 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Oni Buchanan, pianist, performs "Looking Glass Music: Reflection & Resonance." Presented by Stone Church Arts. Admission: Adults, $20; seniors and children under 12, $15 at the door. Tickets: Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls); Brattleboro Books and www.brattleborotix.com or at the door. Information: www.stonechurcharts.org or 802-463-3100. Theater

Women’s Freedom Center Benefit: 8 p.m., Ragle Hall, Marlboro College. Reading of Eve Ensler’s "The Vagina Monologues." Presented by Marlboro College. Benefit for the Women’s Freedom Center in Brattleboro. Suggested donation: General, $10; Marlboro College students, $5. Reservations: Stefanie at sashlyn@marlboro.edu. Information: 802-251-7644.

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

Youth Ice Fishing Day: Hunt’s Meadow setback, on Route 142 just south of Morningside Commons traffic light, Brattleboro. Sportsmen Inc. club members will be on the ice with equipment, minnows and holes drilled. Learn to ice fish. Hot cocoa. Free. Licenses not required for children. Dress warm and wear boots. Further information, call Lee at 802-258-4709. Sponsored by Sportsmen Inc., a local hunting, fishing, shooting club.

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.

Backcountry Snowshoe Exploration: 10 a.m., meet at the Kilbourne Road Trailhead, Pisgah State Park, Chesterfield, N.H. Two- to three-hour "sturdy" snowshoe loop hike. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Conservation Commission. Directions: Route 63 toward Hinsdale from Route 9 in Chesterfield for 4.5 miles, trailhead on left. No dogs. Information: Tom, 603-256-6082.

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

Chili Cook-Off: 1-3 p.m., at the Millstream Community Center, 19 Main St., Hinsdale, N.H. Entries must be at the Center no later than 12:30 p.m. To register for contest, call the Hinsdale Community Coalition office at 603-336-6135 or Liz Boggio at 603-336-5104. Door prizes, music and trophies. Free, all welcome.

Sugar-on-Snow Supper: Broad Brook Grange, Guilford Center Seatings: 5, 6, 7 p.m. Menu: Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, sugar on snow, doughnuts, pickles, coffee, tea or milk. Cost: Adults, $10; ages 5-12, $5; 4 and under, $2. Reservations: 802-257-0288. Directions: From Rte. 5, right on Guilford Center Road, 4 miles to the Grange.

Bean Supper: 5-6:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, Main Street, Winchester, N.H. Served family style. Cost: Adults, $8; children, $3; family, up to 5 members, $20. Proceeds to fund church missions. Information: 603-239-4465. No advanced ticket sales. Handicapped accessible.

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

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.

Exhibit Opening: 1-3 p.m., Crowell Gallery of the Moore Free Library, Newfane. Ester Fielding of Marlboro displays her lifetime of works in watercolor, oils and printmaking. Exhibit celebrates her 85th birthday in March. On display during March.

BMAC Awards Ceremony: 1 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Vermont’s Creative Youth Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners. Keynote speaker Hilary Price, creator of the syndicated comic strip "Rhymes with Orange." Information: 802-257-0124 or www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Vernon Police Dept. Open House: 2:30 p.m., Vernon Police Department, Community Room, Town Hall, Route 142, Vernon. Meet officers, information on Explorers Program for youth, Neighborhood Watch, RUOK for seniors; showcase on new equipment. Refreshments.

Circus Spectacular: 7:30 p.m., Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. High flying trapeze, aerial silks, partner balancing, juggling, comedy and more. Fundraiser for the New England Center for Circus Arts. Guests from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., Cirque Eloize and Cirque Le Masque, and professional performers from the school. Tickets $10-$50 at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. Information: 802-254-9780.

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Women’s Film Festival 2013, Coming Attractions; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., From the BCTV Archives: The BCTV Jazz Cruise 1996; 10:40 a.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 10:45 a.m., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast, Selectboard Candidates; 11:30 a.m., Northern Roots Music Festival ‘13; 1:45 p.m., People’s Budget Address: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 2 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: A Wise and Willing People; 3:30 p.m., The Rhema Word; 4 p.m., First Baptist Church of Brattleboro, Service; 4:44 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Gathering of Abundance; 5 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 5:30 p.m., People’s Budget Address: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 6 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 6 p.m., Women’s Film Festival 2013, Coming Attractions; 6:30 p.m., 10th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: Latchis; 8:45 p.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 9 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 9:30 p.m., Landmark College: Dr Fritz Engstrom; 10:59 p.m., Coma Club: Episode 2, The Oblitorator; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 8:30 a.m., Governor Peter Shumlin: Press Conference at Trinity Children’s Center; 8:53 a.m., Mike’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 9 a.m., WTSA Selectboard Cadidate Forum; 11 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg..; 2 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Session Webcasts; 5 p.m., Sen. Sanders Climate Legislation Press Conference; 5:45 p.m., The Union Is Us: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 6 p.m., BUHS Girls Varsity Basketball vs. MAU; 8 p.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 8:05 p.m., WTSA Brattleboro Selectboard Forum; 10:30 p.m., LWV Selectboard Candidate Forum.

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.

Jazz Jam: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Facilitated by Jamie MacDonald. For instrumentalists and singers to play and learn bebop, standards, or other jazz music. All levels welcome. First Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Classical Music for a Sunday Afternoon: 3 p.m., Ragle Hall, Marlboro College. A selection of music by mostly French composers performed by Robert Merfeld, piano; Bayla Keyes, violin; and Judith Serkin on cello. Presented by Marlboro College. Free. Public welcome.

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

Brattleboro Balkan Dance: 7-10 p.m., Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Live music by Xopo. Line and circle dances. All levels welcome; 6:30 p.m., free beginner teaching session. Play along with Xopo, musicians and singers may sit in for two tunes around 8 p.m. All instruments and voices welcome. Bring clean, soft soled shoes and water bottle. Suggested donation $12. Information: 802-257-9513 or rachelleackerman@yahoo.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 shepherd’s pie, tossed salad with dressing, bread, applesauce, choice of beverage, and Jell-O or pudding with whipped cream. For a ride or further information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Community Center Benefit: 12:27 p.m., Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., off Route 30, West Dummerston. Annual Pampered Chef event. Hosted by Kim Martin. New spring products, recipes, demonstrations; hands-on cooking. Benefit for the Community Center. Information: Kim at 802-257-8602, Jean at 802-254-912, or Ann at 802-254-2415.

Circus Spectacular: 1 p.m., Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. High flying trapeze, aerial silks, partner balancing, juggling, comedy and more. Fundraiser for the New England Center for Circus Arts. Guests from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., Cirque Eloize and Cirque Le Masque, and professional performers from the school. Tickets $10-$50 at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. Information: 802-254-9780.

Pruning Workshop: 1-3:30 p.m,., Hollyhock Farm, 10 Old Stage Road, Putney. Dan and Gay Foster to offer a workshop, "Reclaiming Your Overgrown Orchard: Pruning Long-Neglected Apple Trees." Part of the Transition Putney reskilling series. Workshop fee $25, no one turned away for inability to pay. Information: 802-387-4661.