Thursday March 28, 2013

Today 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.

Windham Central Health Council: 3:30-4:30 p.m., at Leland & Gray Union High School, Room A-14, Townshend. Windham Central School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) to meet to finalize the MAC annual plan. All welcome. Information: ahanson@lelandandgray.org.

Meditation Retreat Slides: 6-7:30 p.m., at Neighbors Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Cheryl Wilfong, teacher at Vermont Insight Meditation Center, to present slideshow of her recent meditation retreat with Female Monks in Thailand.

BrattleMasters Contest: 6 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., 2nd floor, Brattleboro. BrattleMasters, a Toastmasters club, to host two speech contests for members. Public welcome at no charge. Refreshments. Information: brattleboro.toastmastersclubs.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.

Theater

Leland & Gray Players: 7 p.m., Leland & Gray Union High School, Dutton Gymnasium, Route 30, Townshend. "Guys and Dolls," musical based on stories by Damon Runyon; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Tickets: Adults, $8; $5 for students and seniors, $5. Information: Ann Landenberger, verbatim@svcable.net or 802-365-7355 ext. 204.

Film

March Film Series: 7 p.m., Next Stage, Main Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. Next Stage Arts Project series, "Under the Influence." Indy films by actor and director John Cassavetes, curated and hosted by Clark Glennon of Brattleboro, BUHS Class of 2011. This week: "Gloria" (1980). Admission by donation, $5 suggested. Information: 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Doula Film: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, in the Brew Barry Room #1, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Free screening of "Doula!" Film follows three doulas as they accompany women before, during and after childbirth. Local doulas to answer questions. Sponsored by the BMH doulas as part of World Doula Week. Information: 802-257-1894.

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.

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.

Kids

Parent/Tot Open Gym: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 10-11:45 a.m., infant through kindergarten. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: 6-10 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Fun, friendship, 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: 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Oracles of God Pt.4; 10:12 a.m., Pets Have Us Talking, Photographing Your Pets; 10:30 a.m., Words of Peace: Taking Off; 11 a.m., The Rhema Word #369; 11:44 a.m., VTRANS 502 Hearing: Putney Road Roundabouts; 1 p.m., State House Coverage, An Act Relating To Child Care Providers; 2:45 p.m., Flotilla Protest- VY Thermal Pollution of Conn. River; 4:30 p.m., NOFA Vt. 31st Annual Winter Conference 2013: Laura Brown-Lavoie; 5 p.m., Brattleboro CoreArts Cultural Mapping Project; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Brooks House: Dream to Reality Leasing Party; 6:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 7 p.m., Community Medical School: Personalized Prescritions Pt. 1; 7:50 p.m., The Company of Other Human Beings; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., GOP RIP? Jim Douglas Talks Future of the Republican Party; 11 p.m., Judge Ben: Violence Against Women Act Revisited.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:30 a.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg..; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., 2013 Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting; 5:30 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 7 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 11:25 p.m., Under The Golden Dome, Week 9.

Friday

Music/Dance

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., West Coast Swing 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.

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.

Cambodian Songs and Talk: 7:30 p.m., Next Stage, Kimball Hill, Putney. Next Stage Arts Project presents Arn Chorn-Pond performing Cambodian songs and speaking about his survival during the Khmer Rouge. Benefit for Next Stage. Tickets $15 at www.nextstagearts.org or Offerings in Putney. Information: 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Lecture

Acclaimed Composer/Talk: 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. BMAC presents "Sounds, Shadows, and Songs" with composer Lei Liang whose music draws upon personal memory and research into East Asian aesthetics. He will discuss how composing became a way to free himself from the confines of cultural identity. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free for BMAC members, $5 for non-members.

Theater

Leland & Gray Players: 7:30 p.m., Leland & Gray Union High School, Dutton Gymnasium, Route 30, Townshend. "Guys and Dolls," musical based on stories by Damon Runyon; music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. Tickets: Adults, $8; $5 for students and seniors, $5. Information: Ann Landenberger, verbatim@svcable.net or 802-365-7355 ext. 204.

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.

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.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Bavarian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, ham, yogurt parfait, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Miscellaneous

Paintings and Sculptures: Catherine Dianich Gallery, Noon-3 p.m., 139 Main St., Brattleboro. "Two Roads Diverged," work by women who have started or returned to making art in later life. Featured in conjunction with Women’s History Month. Information: 802-380-1607 or www.catherinedianichgallery.com.

Ongoing Events

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.