Thursday October 4, 2012

Today Music/Dance

Dance and Fitness Classes: Luminz Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346, Third Floor, Brattleboro. 4:30-5:30 p.m., Hip Hop. 5:30-7 p.m., Modern dance beginning. Information: www.luminzstudio.com; 802-258-7378.

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $8 per class. Information: Putney Cares, 802-387-5593 or putneycares@svcable.net.

West Swing Lessons: 6-10 p.m., The Putney Inn, Exit 4 off I-91, Putney. Lessons with DanceVermont and Karen Graham. Every Thursday. Information: 802-387-5517.

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.

Film

Shrink Rap Film Series: 7 p.m., Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. "Shrink Rap 2" hosted by Dr. Martha Straus, Brattleboro psychologist and author.


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Four films each featuring a therapist/patient relationship. This week: "Analyze This" with Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal. By donation, $5 suggested. For schedule: www.nextstagearts.org.

Kids

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.

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.

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.

Museums

Tasha Tudor Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 974 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. New exhibit featuring dresses from Tasha Tudor’s historic costume collection. Members free; adults, $5; seniors over 65, $3; ages 6-12, $3; under 6 free. Information: www.tashatudormuseum.org.

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.

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.

Meals

Townshend Community Dinner: Noon, Townshend Church, on the Common, Route 30, Townshend. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: Over 60, $3; all others, $4. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Meet and Greet Train Excursion: 2:15 p.m., Railroad Station, Bridge Street, Brattleboro. Central Corridor Delegation train arriving. Passenger rail train will travel between New London, Conn., and Brattleboro to bring attention to the need for passenger rail services for eastern Connecticut, central Massachusetts and Vermont. Sponsored by RailAmerica.

Townshend Farmers’ Market: 3:30-6:30 p.m., Townshend Common, junction Route 30 and 35. Fresh seasonal vegetables, berries, eggs, grass-fed meats; fresh baked goods, handmade soaps, hand blown glass, hand carved chairs; dinners. Rain location in the white church. Information: 802-869-2141 or visit Facebook. Thursdays through Oct. 11.

Putney Free Health Clinic: Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Putney Medical Office, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: Putney Family Services: 802-387-2120.

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: Drew, 802-257-1213.

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: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Less formal group, conversation, games, sharing. Information: 802-257-5600.

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.

Narcotics Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.

Bingo: 6:30-9 p.m., Gassetts Grange, Jct. 10 and 103S, Chester. Doors open 5:30 p.m. Every Thursday. Refreshments. Information: 802-875-2637.

Southern Vermont Scrabble Club: 6-10 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Welcoming environment stressing fun, friendship while respecting the rules and customs of competitive play. All equipment provided. Fee $3 to help cover room rental. 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.

Mental Illness Support: 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, West Brattleboro. On-going support group for individuals whose family members are living with mental illness, the first Thursday of the month. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Information: Clare, 802-824-3909.

Meditation Group: 7-7:45 p.m., The Center for Mindful Inquiry, third floor of old Paramount building, Main Street, across from High Street, Brattleboro. Entrance in alleyway. Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Group. Each Thursday. All welcome. Cushions and chairs available. Information: 802-257-1984.

Al-Anon: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Center, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Toll free, 1-866-972-5266.

AA, Food and Fellowship: 7-11 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., potluck dinner; 8-9 p.m., step meeting; 9-11 p.m., fellowship and sharing. 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., Marijuana Resolve with Tristan Toleno; 9:30 a.m., New England Cooks, Annie Copps of Yankee Mag.; 10:29 a.m., Road to Recovery Coming Home; 11:30 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12:30 p.m., BCTV Members Annual Mtg.; 1:30 p.m., Behind the Pie: Backstage at the Famous Dummerston Pie Festival; 2:04 p.m., BCTV Open Studio: Richard Orlan, MD, Brattleboro VA; 2:30 p.m., 9/11: Explosive Evidence, Experts Speak Out; 5 p.m., Tropical Storm Irene Anniversary Candle Light Vigil; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., Marijuana Resolve with Tristan Toleno; 6:30 p.m., New England Cooks: Three Stallions Inn, Randolph; 7:30 p.m., Empty Bowls; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 21 Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza; 10:45 p.m., Change for A Dollar; 11 p.m., Words of Peace: "Inner Journey Part One"; 11:30 p.m., Marijuana Resolve with Tristan Toleno.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:32 a.m., Mark Donka, Rep. Candidate for U.S. House; 8 a.m., Vt. Today: Interview with Ed Stanak, Vt. Atty. Gen. candidate; 9:34 a.m., Gov. Shumlin Weekly Press Conference; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., Boys Soccer Josh Cole Tournament: Leland & Gray; 12 p.m., Atty. General Debate in Tunbridge; 1 p.m., Vt. State Board of Education Meeting; 4:30 p.m., Mark Donka (R), Vt. Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives; 5 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard.

Friday

Music/Dance

Dance and Fitness Classes: Luminz Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, No. 346, Third Floor, Brattleboro. Yoga, 9:15-10:30 a.m. Information: www.luminzstudio.com; 802-258-7378.

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., Free Foxtrot dance lesson. 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 requests on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Film

Free Movie Night: 7:30 p.m., Williamsville Hall. Movie: "Flicka." Rated PG. Blu-Ray quality video and five-speaker surround-sound. Refreshments for sale: popcorn, water, soda and candy. For children and families.

Kids

Retreat Farm Petting Farm: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 350 Linden St., Brattleboro, on Route 30. Visit animals, rain or shine. Costs: Age 2-11, $5; age 12 and older, $6; under 2 years free. Information: 802-257-2240 or info@theretreatfarm.com. Final weekend of the season.

Stories and Crafts: 10 a.m., Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30, Townshend. Downstairs children’s library. First and third Friday each month. Information: 802-365-4039; www.townshendlibrary.org.

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.

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.

Dungeons and Dragons: 5-9 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Fantasy-based, epic storytelling game. Other games, also. Ages 13 and up. Reservations required. Information: 802-463-4270 or bfyouth@sover.net.

Meals

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

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Hosted by the Guilford Golden Agers. Menu: Turkey potpie, cranberry sauce, pickles, cream pies. Suggested donation: $3, seniors; $5 for non-seniors. Blood pressures taken by Guilford Cares. 10-11:30 a.m., flu clinic, bring Medicare Part B card. Library books available. Information: 802-254-9774.

Athens Community Supper: 6 p.m., in the basement of Athens Community Church. Sponsored by Grafton Cares. First Friday of the month. No charge, but donations welcome. Information: Dennis and Karen, 802-869-2674.

Museums

Tasha Tudor Museum: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 974 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. New exhibit featuring dresses from Tasha Tudor’s historic costume collection. Members free; adults, $5; seniors over 65, $3; ages 6-12, $3; under 6 free. Information: www.tashatudormuseum.org.

Miscellaneous

Flu and Blood Pressure Clinic: Guilford Community Church. 10-11:30 a.m., flu clinic, bring Medicare Part B card, or $25 cash or check; ages 18 and up. 11:30 a.m.-noon, blood pressure taken. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Get To Know Your Library: Noon-12:30 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. "Tours and Tips for New and Experienced Library Users" with reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh. Tour of the adult section. First Friday of every month. Meet at the Reference Desk; no registration required. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 109 or asklibrarian@brooks.lib.vt.us.

Fall Terrific Tag Sale: 3-7 p.m., Dummerston Community Center, West Street, off Route 30, West Dummerston. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church’s fall sale moved to West Dummerston due to construction at the church. Furniture, antiques, quality clothing, books, jewelry and household items.

Gallery Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., downtown Brattleboro and nearby locations. Features close to 40 exhibits open in galleries, cafes and other venues. Artists’ receptions and live music, dance and other performances. Guide available at participating venues. Information: Gallery Walk Coordinator Joy Wallens-Penford, info@gallerywalk.org, or 802-257-2616.

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.

Scleroderma Support Group of Southern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Scleroderma Foundation, 802-464-5847.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River. Clothing, costume jewelry, footwear, housewares, books, some gift items and more. Some free items. Sponsored by West River Missions. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat.

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: 2:30-3:30 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.