Friday March 29, 2013

Today

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.


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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

BFUHS Players: 7 p.m., Bellows Falls Union High School, Auditorium. BFUHS Drama Club presents its spring musical, "The Pajama Game." Tickets $5.

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. Info: 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.

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. 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: 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

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. Info: 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., The Pulse of Brattleboro: Harris Hill 2013; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church: Live; 9:50 a.m., GOP RIP? Jim Douglas Talks Future of the Republican Party; 11:30 a.m., For the Animals: The Bottle Bill; 12 p.m., NOFA Vt. 31st Annual Winter Conference 2013: Laura Brown-Lavoie; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., State House Coverage: Pre-Kindergarten Education Bill Pt 2; 3:30 p.m., Vt. Home Energy Challenge; 4:55 p.m., Judge Ben: Violence Against Women Act Revisited; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Brooks House: Dream to Reality Leasing Party; 7 p.m., Brattleboro CoreArts Cultural Mapping Project; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., Flotilla Protest- VY Thermal Pollution of Conn. River; 11:30 p.m., Words of Peace: Taking Off.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 a.m., Montpelier Connection: Live from the Statehouse 2013; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 5 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Salsa Dance Series: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Technique, step patterns, partnership, dance etiquette. Third of five-week series. 3-4 p.m., Beginners; 4-5 p.m., Intermediate/Advanced; 5-6 p.m., guided practice. Drop-in: $12; $18 for both classes. Students: $8, $15. Taught by Ray Warren and Lucinda Dee of Shall We Dance? To register or information: 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Chesterfield Spring Fling: 7-11 p.m., at Keene (N.H.) Country Club Ballroom. Dance; live and silent auction. Appetizers and desserts available. Annual benefit for the Chesterfield Public School Foundation.

Contra Dance: 8-10:30 p.m., Pierce’s Hall, East Putney at Pierce’s Hall. Beginners’ workshop at 7:30 p.m. Caller: Rebecca Lay. Band: Steve Howland, David Kaynor, Becky Hollingsworth. No partner necessary. Suggested donation, $7. Information: 802-387-5357 or 802-579-9263.

Theater

BFUHS Players: 2 and 7 p.m., Bellows Falls Union High School, Auditorium. BFUHS Drama Club presents its spring musical, "The Pajama Game." Tickets $5.

Leland & Gray Players: 3 and 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. Info: Ann Landenberger, verbatim@svcable.net or 802-365-7355 ext. 204.

Kids

Easter Egg Hunt: At Living Memorial Park, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. 9:30 a.m., ages 4 and under; and at 9:45 a.m., ages 5 and up. Sponsored by the Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept. and Price Chopper. Bring basket or container. Prizes. For Brattleboro residents only. Information: 802-254-5805.

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.

Youth Chess Tournament: 1-4 p.m., Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. For Grades K-8. Cost $5 at the door, $3 if register early. Information or to register: 802-254-5808.

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

Rabies Clinic: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., West Brattleboro Fire Station, Western Avenue. Pets from all towns/states welcome. Dogs on leashes, cats in carriers. Vaccinations $10 each. Brattleboro dog licenses available. Information: Brattleboro Animal Control, 802-257-7950. Benefit the Brattleboro Police Cadets.

Mary’s Closet Rummage Sale: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Final winter sale. All clothing by donation, includes sweaters, slacks, jeans, blouses, shirts, skirts, dresses, outerwear, and footwear. Sponsored by the church proceeds benefiting the church’s mission.

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. Abuja the goat, with Elizabeth Wood from New Leaf CSA, visits. Project of Post Oil Solutions. Information: 802-8692141 or farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org. Final market of the season.

Meet the Author: Noon, Brooks Memorial Library, Second Floor, Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. A lively, engaging presentation of "In Disguise! Undercover with Real Women Spies" with author Elizabeth G. Macalaster. Sponsored by Brooks Memorial Library. Information: 802-254-5290.

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.

VY Parade and Rally: 3:30 p.m., Harris Place parking lot, to the Common, down Linden and Main Street to Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St., Brattleboro, for rally at 4:30 p.m. "Leaks, Lies & Lawyers Parade & Rally." Parade led by Bread & Puppet, with floats, banners and bands; rally with program of speakers, skits and music.

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., St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, corner Bradley Avenue and Putney Road, Brattleboro. (Note location change.)

Easy Does It: 8:30-9:40 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2. Information: 802-257-5801.

Sunday, March 31

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.

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

Paneurhythmy: 8 a.m., at Living Memorial Park, in the parking lot of Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. A free interfaith movement practice that celebrates love wisdom and truth. Weather permitting. Information: Rupa Cousins, 802-387-5276.

Early Spring Tree Walk: 11 a.m.-noon, meet at trailhead for Putney Central School Forest, 172 Westminster Road, Putney. Park next to the pool. Learn to identify trees without their leaves with naturalist Gino Palmeri. Limited to 15 people. Free. Sponsored by Putney Conservation Commission. Information: 802-246-7693.

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.

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.