Saturday July 20, 2013

Today

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.


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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.

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

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.

Brooks Memorial Library: 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Check out free museum passes to 15 local area museums: Eric Carle, MASS MoCA, 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

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Branford Marsalis; 10 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 10:30 a.m., We Have Not Forgotten: Newtown Vigil in Brattleboro; 11:30 a.m., FACT Special Presentations: Twelve Hours To Launch; 12 p.m., Danger Men Cooking: 10, Southwind Farmstead; 1 p.m., Agape: Shadows of Grace Series, Fellowship with God Pt. 4; 2:30 p.m., Brattleboro Goes Fourth 2013 Parade; 3:30 p.m., Organic Politics: Whose Paradise?; 4 p.m., Windham World Affairs: Robert Gensburg at SIT; 5:24 p.m., TED Talks: Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008); 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 6:30 p.m., 2013 Slow Living Summit: Intro to Transition; 7:53 p.m., Brattleboro American Legion Band Spring Concert; 9:30 p.m., Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Dave Douglas; 10:06 p.m., Danger Men Cooking: 10, Southwind Farmstead; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., BUHS Board; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro DRB; 1 p.m., Vernon Selectboard; 2:40 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 5 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 6 p.m., Townshend Selectboard; 8:30 p.m., Vermont State Board of Education.

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.

Acoustic Rock Outdoors: 1-4 p.m., West Dover Inn, on the Patio, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry plays classic rock and roll on acoustic guitar. Free. Inside if raining. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Jane Buchan and Lynn Hartwood. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768.

Concert on the Common: 6:30-8 p.m., Walpole, N.H. This week: East Bay Jazz Ensemble. Free. All welcome. Bring blanket or lawn chair. Canceled if raining. Sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole.

Open Mic Coffee House Series: 6:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Sponsored by Next Stage Arts Project. Third Sunday each month. Musicians, storytellers, and other local artists, as well as listeners welcome. Sign up at 6 p.m. Suggested donation $5. Hosted by Amelia Struthers and Mike Mrowicki. Information: 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Film

’Northern Borders’ Screening: 7:30 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Screening of "Northern Borders," a new film by Vermont director Jay Craven. Cost: $12; $6 for under 18; and $10 for over 65.

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.

Museums

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.

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.

Vernon Museum: 2-4 p.m., Vernon Historical Museum, 4201 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon. Newly constructed Civil War display. Open each Sunday through September. Explore and learn about local history. No admission charge. All welcome.

Westminster Historical Society: 2-4 p.m., Route 5, Westminster Village. Special exhibit features Early Childhood in Westminster. Hosted by Richard and Barbara Taylor. He will demonstrate the art of whittling. The Bradley Law Office circa 1756 also open. Open Sundays in July and August, Labor Day and Columbus Day. Information: Barbara Taylor at brwoodtaylor@comcast.net and 802-722-4726.

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.

Pick-Up Softball Game: Noon, Living Memorial Park on the Lower Field, Brattleboro. Watch or play with friends and neighbors in the West Brattleboro community. Hosted by the West Brattleboro Baptist Church. Bring bag lunch and glove (if you have one). Drinks, bats and softballs provided. Information: 802-257-0187.

Miscellaneous

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. Information: www.rockriverartists.com.

Beginners’ Canning Class: 10 a.m.-noon, Brattleboro Food Co-op, Cooking Classroom, 2 Main St., Brattleboro. Learn basics of canning and preserving, jams, jellies and marmalades. Taught by Anna Edson. Open to all ages; under 10 must be accompanied by adult. Cost: $15/$10 shareholders. Includes canning jars. Registration required, 802-257-0236.

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Paul Rodrique.

Meet the Author: 4 p.m., Misty Valley Books, on the Green, Chester. Brattleboro native and former Reformer columnist to discuss his first novel, "Grants Ferry." Free. Information: 802-875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com.

Ongoing Events

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

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.

AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:15 a.m., TED Talks: Stephen Hawking asks big questions about the universe (2008); 7:30 a.m., Brattleboro American Legion Band Spring Concert; 9:15 a.m., Agape: Shadows of Grace Series, Fellowship with God Pt. 4; 10:45 a.m., Comm Med School: Using Stem Cells to Repair the Heart; 12 p.m., Riverbank Church Live; 1 p.m., What’s New at the Shelburne Museum; 1:30 p.m., Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Branford Marsalis; 2:31 p.m., Holistically Speaking, Ep.57; 3 p.m., Words of Peace: Your True Nature; 3:30 p.m., Windham World Affairs: Robert Gensburg at SIT; 4:55 p.m., Moving Toward Iridescence: Space, Technology, Pedagogy, Culture; 6 p.m., Brattleboro Goes Fourth 2013 Parade; 7 p.m., Riverbank Church Live; 8 p.m., FACT Special Presentations: Twelve Hours To Launch; 8:30 p.m., We Have Not Forgotten: Newtown Vigil in Brattleboro; 9:30 p.m., Forgotten Rails: West River RR & Conn. Trolley Museum; 9:52 p.m., Love and War: Portraits of 3 Writers, Paula Bennett, Wilfred Samuels, Cigdem y Mirol; 10:30 p.m., Authors at the Aldrich: Howard Coffin; 11:20 p.m., Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Meet the Artist: Dave Douglas.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:30 a.m., Leahy Environmental Summit, Keynote Address by Robert Kennedy Jr.; 9:30 a.m., F-35 Noise Blast Demonstration at Takeoff; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard; 2 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 4 p.m., Brattleboro Town School Board; 6:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 7:15 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., Brattleboro DRB.