Friday April 26, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

Jazz Trio: 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Restaurant at Burdick Chocolates, 47 Main St., Walpole, N.H. The Carr Uman Rose jazz trio performs. No cover charge. Information: 603-756-9058.

Gospel Concert: 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 36 Main St., Hinsdale, N.H. His Three Guys perform. Free, with freewill offering taken. All welcome.

Blanche Moyse Chorale: 7:30 p.m., Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls. Chorale to present J.S. Bach, BWV 232, B-minor Mass, with the Strathmere Festival Orchestra. Directed by Mary Westbrook-Geha, conductor. Tickets: General, $20; preferred seating, $40 preferred seating. Information: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

Singer/Songwriter: 7:30 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Heather Maloney with her Band of Northampton, Mass. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets: $14 General, $14; students and seniors, $12. Reservations and information: 802-254-9276. 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.

Screen Free Games: 6:30 p.m., Dover Free Library. Celebrate National Screen Free Week with a round of board games. Tournament-style activity is for ages 8 to adult. Awards ceremony follows. Registration required: 802-348-7488 or sign up at the library.

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.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and sausage, home fries, fruit, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Free Dinner: 5-7 p.m., The Community Church of Whitingham. Free dinner on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Join neighbors in fellowship and food.

Pizza and Open Mic: West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Route 30, West Townshend. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pizza, baked in outdoor oven, $10 a pie. 7:30 p.m, Music begins.

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

Scholastic Book Fair: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Green Street School, in the Library, Brattleboro. Credit card, cash or check. No sales tax charged. Information: 802-254-3737.

Big Spring Book Sale: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Sponsored by Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. Sale continues through April 30 during library hours. Hundreds of good books still available. Information: 802-254-5290.

Library Book Group: Noon, Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Reading "Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichel. Copies are available for borrowing. Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948 Tues.-Fri., 1-5 p.m., or moorefreelibrary.org.

Transition Dummerston: Dummerston Congregational Church, 1535 Middle Road, Dummerston Center. Neighbors growing and sharing food. 6 p.m., Potluck supper. 7-9 p.m., Program. Information: Margaret Wilton, 802-254-7436.

Spring Jumble Sale: 5-7 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St, Brattleboro. Clothing and accessories, toys, books, household items, games. Sponsored by the church’s Department of Mission and Service. Also Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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. 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., The Best of the "No Film" Film Festival 2012; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Riverbank Church Live; 10 a.m., Dan Gillmor, Media Futurist and Journalist; 11:30 a.m., Transition Dummerston: Home Energy Challenge; 12:15 p.m., Shut It Down Now Affinity Group Statement; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., The Glacial Ecology of Dummerston; 2:10 p.m., TED Talks: Lawrence Lessig; 2:30 p.m., National Fair Housing Month; 3 p.m., Ted Talks: Dan Ariely; 3:30 p.m., Library Lecture, Undercover with Real Women Spies; 4:20 p.m., Boiling: From Sap to Syrup; 4:30 p.m., Yellow Barn Presents: Utopia/Euterpe/Dystopia; 5:19 p.m., Ted Talks: Dan Ariely; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report; 5:55 p.m., BCTV Archive: The Academy School Multi-Age Circus; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Dummerston Conservation Commission: Invasive Insects; 7:40 p.m., Shut It Down Now Affinity Group Statement; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., Landmark Lecture Series: Dr. Ken Miller, Abandon Darwin? Evolution?; 11 p.m., Transition Dummerston: Home Energy Challenge; 11:39 p.m., Ted Talks: Dan Ariely.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9:05 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 1 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 3 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg; 4:30 p.m., Tasers, Nukes and Current Controversies in Law Enforcement; 6:25 p.m., Under The Golden Dome, Week 14; 7 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg; 9:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll: 7-11 p.m., Rick’s Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. Free. Brattlyn Brothers featuring Kevin Parry, Joe Santry, Ken Storey and Rich Mayer, perform. Information: 802-365-4310 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

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

Blanche Moyse Chorale: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Chorale to present J.S. Bach, BWV 232, B-minor Mass, with the Strathmere Festival Orchestra. Directed by Mary Westbrook-Geha, conductor. 5:30 p.m., lecture at Brattleboro Music Center. Tickets: General, $20; preferred seating, $40 preferred seating. Information: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

Contra Dance: 8-10:30 p.m., Pierce’s Hall, East Putney. 7:30 p.m., Beginners’ workshop. Jim Fownes, caller. Amy Cann and the All Comers Band. No partner necessary. Suggested donation, $7. Information: 802-387-5357.

Theater

Actors Theatre Auditions: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Community Meeting Room (back door), 221 Main St., Brattleboro. Auditions for Actors Theatre Playhouse’s 2013 Ten Minute Play Festival; 7 plays, 7 directors, and 18 parts. Information: Burt Tepfer, tepfam@myfairpoint.net; Mike Jerald, michaeljerald@yahoo.com.

Kids

KidsPLAYce Free Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Su Eaton to host spring themed activities. 10 a.m., Songs and spring hats; 10:30 a.m., Polliwog song and craft; 11 am., Story and butterfly dancing, songs. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. Information: 802-254-5212.

Outdoors/Recreation

Audubon Bird Walk: 8 a.m., meet at Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. "Bird Watching Along the Connecticut." Led by Al and Barb Merritt. Sponsored by Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society.

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.

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

Spring Jumble Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St, Brattleboro. Clothing and accessories, toys, books, household items, games. Sponsored by the church’s Department of Mission and Service.

Swap Program: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program, on Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. Open every Saturday. Information: windhamsolidwaste.org or e-mail swapshop@windhamsolidwaste.org.

Spring Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road, Brattleboro. New and used clothing. Take what you need, pay what you can. Benefit for local and Methodist Mission needs. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women. Handicapped accessible. Information: 802-254-4218 or fumc@sover.net.

Drug Take Back Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by the Windham County Sheriff’s Dept. Safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription medications. Locations will be: Brattleboro, Bellows Falls and Dover Police Department; Sheriff’s Dept. in Newfane; and Vt. State Police Barracks in West Brattleboro. Information: WindhamRx.org or 802-365-4942.

Mary’s Closet: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Local thrift shop with new selection of women’s and men’s clothing.

Guilford Book Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Guilford Community Church, UCC, 38 Church Drive, Guilford, turn left after Guilford Country Store. Excellent selection of current books. Fundraiser to help the church to continue to support many human service organizations, both locally and globally.

Big Spring Book Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Sponsored by Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. Sale continues through April 30 during library hours. Hundreds of good books still available. Information: 802-254-5290.

Open House: 10 a.m.-noon, Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center, Newfane. Watch classes in progress, tour, pet the horses, learn about Equine Assisted Activities. Refreshments. Information: lyoung@sovtrc.org or 802-221-4409.

One-on-One Computer Coaching: Noon-2 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Individualized 45-minute sessions that start on the hour with CCV intern. Use library computer or bring own laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Learn new skills. Free. Funded by eVermont and Vermont Community Foundation. Reservations suggested: 802-254-5290 ext. 109.

Opening Reception: 2-4 p.m., Landmark College Art Gallery, Landmark College, Putney. "Reading the Landmark Community," an interactive exhibit written by Landmark College students, faculty, staff and alumni. On display through May 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: Christie at cherbert@landmark.edu.

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.

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

Sunday, April 28

Music/Dance

Old-Time Gospel Music: 10:30 a.m., Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., West Dummerston, just off Route 30. Guitar and vocals by Gin Mill Bill. No preacher and no preaching. Refreshments. Donations accepted for the Community Center’s heating and maintenance fund. Information: Jean, 802-254-9212.

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.

Experimental Music: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Composer, conductor and instrumentalist Jacob Mashak to lead series on Experimental Music, exploring what it means for music (and all of art) to be experimental. Information: www.openmusicollective.org. Fourth Sunday each month.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Cilantro and Lucia. Variety of dances. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or 802-387-3066; or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 p.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 6:45 p.m., learn basics. Cost: $10; students, seniors, limited income, $7; family with kids, $25. Will Mentor, caller. Rodney Miller and Peter Siegel. Fragrance-free zone. Information: Erich Kruger, 802-380-2807, www.brattcontra.org.

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.

Meals

Free Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Homemade chicken parmesan, tossed salad, choice of dressing, Italian bread, applesauce, beverage, and fruit cobbler. For a ride or information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Storytelling Performance: 4 p.m., Oak Grove School, in the Gymnasium, 15 Moreland Ave., Brattleboro. 5:30 p.m., potluck meal. For inter-racial, adoptive and foster families, individuals, and their friends and family. All ages welcome. Stories by Eshu Bumpus, master storyteller. Suggested donation: Adults, $8; youth, $4. Bring dish to share.

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.