Friday July 19, 2013

Friday, July 19 Music/Dance

Outdoor Music: 6-9 p.m., Poolside at Sitzmark, West Dover. Kevin Parry plays solo. Free. Information: 802-464-3384 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

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

Theater

Live Performance: 8 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. The Apron Theater Company and the Next Stage Arts Project present Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Wit," directed by Hallie Flower. Tickets $10, reservations 802-387-0071 or www.nextstagearts.org. Information: Maria Basescu, Executive Director, 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Kids

T.G.I.F. Morning Matinee: 10:30 a.m., Rotary Theater, Living Memorial Park, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. Lucky Bob, Boston magician and juggler, performs. Free. Daycare groups welcome. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Kids’ Summer Wellness Series: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St.. Super fun handmade soap. Shareholders, $6; others $8. Information: 802-257-0236.

Storytime and Crafts: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jamaica Memorial Library. Every Friday. Information: 802-874-4901.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro, ages 10-18. Friday Teen Night, 6-11 p.m., for 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.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, muffin, yogurt, fruit, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, Halifax Community Hall, intersection of Brook and Branch roads in West Halifax. Indoor picnic with hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, beans, salad and a dessert. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. All seniors welcome. For reservations, call Joan at 802-368-7733.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Hosted by the Guilford Golden Agers. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Menu: Chop suey with pork, stuffing, pickled beets; brownies with ice cream for dessert. Suggested donation: $3, seniors; $5 for non-seniors. Blood pressures taken by Guilford Cares. Library books available. Information: 802-254-9774.

Museums

Brattleboro History Center: 2-4 p.m., Brattleboro Historical Society’s new History Center, 196 Main St., Masonic Center, Brattleboro. Series of changing exhibits: Local agricultural history, farm life and the former Valley Fair. Information: 802-258-4957 or histsoc@sover.net.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS Mocha, Smith College, Springfield, Shelburne, Norman Rockwell, Bennington, Echo Lake, VINS, Vt. State Park passes and more. Click on Museum Passes at brookslibraryvt.org/borrow, or call 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

Miscellaneous

Farewell Celebration: 3-5 p.m., Selectboard Meeting Room, Suite 212, Municipal Center, 230 Main St., Brattleboro. Celebration for outgoing Town Manager Barbara Sondag. Meet Interim Town Manager Patrick Moreland. Cake and punch. Public welcome.

Townshend Farmers’ Market: 4-7 p.m., behind West Townshend Country Store, intersection of Windham Hill and Route 30. Fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits, eggs, grass-fed meats, syrup, honey, and plants; baked goods, handmade soaps, hand blown glass. Rain or shine. Information: 802-869-2141.

Open Mic Poetry and Prose Readings: 5 p.m., Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square, Bellows Falls. During BF3F, (Third Friday Art Walk). Hosted by The River Voices. Information: 802-463-9404.

Third Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., Bellows Falls. Sponsored by the Village Square Booksellers and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce of Bellows Falls. Stroll through art galleries, shops and art venues of Bellows Falls, for art, music and literary events. Information: 802-463-9404.

Ongoing Events

Scleroderma Support Group of Southern Vermont: For information: 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. $3 bag sale. 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.

Acupuncture Clinic: 2-6 p.m., Medicine for the People, 125 Main St., Putney. Community clinic. Call ahead for appointment, 802-387-3028. Sliding scale.

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., Danger Men Cooking: 10, Southwind Farmstead; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Summing up Slow Living; 11 a.m., Windham World Affairs: Robert Gensburg at SIT; 12:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 1 p.m., Riverbank Church Live; 2 p.m., Words of Peace: Your True Nature; 2:30 p.m., Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Branford Marsalis; 3:30 p.m., Holistically Speaking, Ep.57; 4 p.m., Moving Toward Iridescence: Space, Technology, Pedagogy, Culture; 5:10 p.m., Authors at the Aldrich: Howard Coffin; 5:45 p.m., 545 Live Weekend Report: LIVE; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Goes Fourth 2013 Parade; 7 p.m., What’s New at the Shelburne Museum; 7:30 p.m., Forgotten Rails: West River RR & Conn. Trolley Museum; 7:52 p.m., TED Talks: Johnny Lee demos Wii Remote hacks (2008); 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., Ghostmaker, A Myth for Voices; 11:15 p.m., Love and War: Portraits of 3 Writers, Paula Bennett, Wilfred Samuels, Cigdem y Mirol.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:30 a.m., State House Coverage, Stun Gun Press Conference; 9:15 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 12 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 1 p.m., Brattleboro Town School Board; 3:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard; 5:14 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 6 p.m., Leahy Environmental Summit, Keynote Address by Robert Kennedy Jr.; 7 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard; 10:30 p.m., Brattleboro Town School Board.

Saturday, July 20

Music/Dance

Musical Extravaganza: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thompson House, 80 Maple St., Brattleboro. Outdoor concert with multiple musicians playing country and bluegrass. Neighborhood party. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Information: Sandy Ware, 802-254-4977, ext. 242.

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

Theater

Youth Theater: 2 and 6:30 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Brattleboro. Circus Minimus presents "The Bedtime Circus." General admission $8. Family-friendly event. Features students 7-13. Directed by Kevin O’Keefe, former instructor for the Big Apple Circus. Tickets and information: www.neyt.org; 802-246-6398.

Staged Reading: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. William Luce’s "Lillian." Terri Storti portrays Lillian Hellman in this one-woman staged reading. All seats $6. Reservations not required. Information: 877-666-1855 or www.actors-theatre.info.

Live Performance: 8 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. The Apron Theater Company and the Next Stage Arts Project present Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Wit," directed by Hallie Flower. Tickets $10, reservations 802-387-0071 or www.nextstagearts.org. Information: Maria Basescu, Executive Director, 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Kids

Meet Saige’s Author: 2 p.m., Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls. Jessie Haas of Westminster West, author of "Saige" and "Saige Paints the Sky" which accompany the 2013 American Girl doll of the year. Free. Information or reservations: 802-463-9404 or www.villagesquarebooks.com.

Outdoors/Recreation

Trap Practice: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sportsmen’s Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Every Saturday. Information: 802-579-1587.

Martial Artists Gathering: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro. A unifying collaboration of local and regional martial artists. All welcome. No experience necessary. No fee, no fear, just train. Information: Sikung Lew Henderson at runninfstmonk@aol.com.

Meals

5th Annual Benefit Barbecue: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Williamsville Hall. Lunch: Turkey wraps, hot dogs, beverages, desserts. 6 p.m., dinner: Barbecue plate, chicken, pulled pork, beans, coleslaw, cornbread, cost $12 for adults, $7 for kids 9 and under. A la carte: Macaroni and cheese, green salad, tempeh wraps, potato salad, beverages. During Rock River Studio Tour. Benefit for Williamsville Hall.

Chicken Barbecue: 5 p.m., Windham Meeting House. Music, raffles and homemade food. Menu: Barbecued chicken, potato salad, baked beans, tossed salad, sweet breads, ice tea, lemonade, and strawberry shortcake with whipped cream. Cost: $10 for adults, $25 for families. Homemade crafts and 50/50 raffles. Sponsored by the Windham Community Organization.

Museums

Guilford Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Take right on Guilford Center Road at Country Store, go one mile. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays. Other times by appointment: Michelle Frehsee, 802-275-2555.

Mining and Minerals: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m., Vermont Museum of Mining and Minerals, 55 Pleasant St., Grafton. New England minerals. Open weekends through October. Information: 802-875-3562.

Brattleboro History Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Brattleboro Historical Society’s new History Center, 196 Main St., Masonic Center, Brattleboro. Series of changing exhibits: Local agricultural history, farm life and the former Valley Fair. Information: 802-258-4957 or histsoc@sover.net.

Halifax Historical Society Museum: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., center of West Halifax on Brook Road, adjacent to the fire station. Quilts, tools used in early industry, and many fine photographs, paintings, and furnishings. Open Saturdays. Free. Information: 802-368-7097.

Museum of Windham County: Noon-5 p.m., The Museum of the Historical Society of Windham County, Route 30, Newfane. Current exhibit: Weather Disasters of Windham County in Photographs and Stories. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War, West River Railroad, early settlement of Windham County, also genealogical resources. Free. Information: 802-365-4148. Wed., Sat. and Sun.

Miscellaneous

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.

Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Route 9, West Brattleboro, next to Creamery Bridge. Handmade, homegrown, handcrafted products. EBT and debit welcome. Picnic area. Rain or shine. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Live music. Information: 802-254-8885.

Rock River Artists’ Open Studio Tour: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., starts at Old Schoolhouse, South Newfane. Free. Tour 16 artists’ studios in Rock River area. Preview work at schoolhouse, pick up and travel the backroads. Also Sunday. Information: www.rockriverartists.com

Reiki Share: 1-4 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, Community Room, 2 Main St., Brattleboro. Free introductory Reiki sessions.

Ongoing Events

Antique and Flea Market: Junctions Routes 9 and 100, Wilmington. Open weekends through mid-October. Information: 802-464-3345.

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. $3 bag sale. 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.