Tuesday October 9, 2012

Today

Music/Dance

Salsa Series: Brattleboro Ballroom at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. First class of a five-week series. Technique, turns, partnership, combinations in Salsa. Beginners: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: Drop-in, $10 for one class; $15 drop-in for both. Carry dance shoes. Information: 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Saxtons River Elementary School, in the gym. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., Athens Community Church. Free and open to ages 0-5. Led by Early Education Outreach Coordinator. Information: 802-258-1673.

Story and Craft Time: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Singing or a craft after stories. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

Storytime: 10:45 a.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker to present a program of songs, fingerplays, books and activities for babies, toddlers and older siblings. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Infant/Toddler Social Time: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Tuesday. For parents and caregivers of children under 2. Information: 802-387-4407.


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Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for 10-18 year olds. 6-9 p.m., The Junction, Older youth drop-in, 15-22 years old. Information: 802-254-5990.

InterPlay: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Cascading Brook Studio, 216 Williams St., Brattleboro. Information: Judith Reichsman, 802-254-1149, or Stephanie Petkanas, stephaniepetkanas@att.net, rgsart@sover.net or 802-380-4241. Rooted in the transformational power of play, combining movement, storytelling and voice. Wear comfortable clothing. First class is free.

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.

Lectures

Wolves Presentation: 7 p.m., Persons Auditorium, Marlboro College. Directors of the Colorado-based Mission: Wolf sanctuary, Kent Webber and Tracy Brooks, on tour with their captive-raised ambassador wolves to educate the public about the predators using a hands-on approach. Suggested donation $10. Information: Adam Katrick at 802-272-0093.

Museums

Guilford Historical Society Museum: 1-4 p.m., Guilford Center Road, Guilford. Featuring a timeline and artifacts depicting 250 years of Guilford history. No charge. Final day of season. Information: 802-257-0147.

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

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 9-10 a.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays, $7 per class, with Eva Greene. Classes focus on alignment, balance, and self-acceptance. Information: 802-387-2125.

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Ongoing Pilates. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

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

Miscellaneous

Blood Pressure Clinics: 11:30 a.m.-noon, Baptist Church, Main Street, Readsboro. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Open Knitting Circle: 6-7:30 p.m., Margie’s Muse, Jamaica Healing Arts & Wellness Center, West Jamaica. Bi-weekly on Tuesdays beginning Oct. 9. Directions: 802-874-7201 or Margaret@margiesmuse.com.

German Lesson/Conversation: Community Room, Dover Free Library. Weekly German Club hosted by the Library. 6:30 p.m., beginners’ lesson. 7 p.m., Fluent speakers and beginners participate in social conversational German. Information: 802-348-7488.

Vermont’s Poet Laureate: 7 p.m., Moore Free Library, Newfane. Sydney Lea to read his poetry. Described as "a man in the woods with his head full of books, and a man in books with his head full of woods." Information: Meris Morrison, Librarian, 802-365-7948.

Ongoing Events

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Rose, 802-246-1244.

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.

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.

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.

Scrapbooking Club: Noon-1:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Bring own project and supplies. Every Tuesday. Information and to sign up: Kim Paligo, 802-463-9799 or 802-376-8671.

Al-Anon: Noon, Retreat Healthcare, conference room of Starting Now, Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro. Open meeting with flexible format.

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.

Bereavement Support: Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Information: 802-257-0775.

Knit Wits: 5 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. For knitters and crochet enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Knit Wits, social knitting group. Bring project. Coffee and conversation. Information: 802-463-4270.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: 5:30-7 p.m., 81 Belmont Ave. Free health care to those without health insurance.

Parkinson’s Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., Brew Barry Conference Room No. 3, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave. Second Tuesday each month. Information: Tia, 603-209-2625, or Tieaz@zehnnaturals.com.

Food Shelf Open: 6-7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Jain, 802-251-0331.

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon: 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Deerfield Valley Health Center, junction Rt. 9 West and Rt. 100 South, Wilmington.

Meditation: 7-8 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Awakening Through Love, weekly mediation group. Teaching followed by guided meditation. All welcome. Led by Julie Forsythe, a Guiding Teacher in the Foundation for Active Compassion. Handicapped accessible. Every Tuesday.

Augustine (SLAA) Fellowship: Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: 802-236-0096 or gordonslaa@yahoo.com.

West River Radio Club: 7 p.m., Grace Cottage Hospital, Conference Room, Townshend. For ham operators or those who would like to be. Refreshments. Second Tuesday each month.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B in the Cafeteria, Brattleboro. For friends and loved ones of drug abusers. Meets every other Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-257-6915.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., St. Michael’s Mass; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Danger Men Cooking; 10:10 a.m., Prof. Horace Campbell on the life of Bob Marley; 11:30 a.m., Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza; 1:15 p.m., Change for A Dollar; 1:30 p.m., Words of Peace: "Inner Journey Part One"; 2 p.m., 2012 Vt. International Film Festival Preview; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Mass; 3:30 p.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Mind; 5 p.m., Baseball at UVM; 5:35 p.m., Change for A Dollar; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 6 p.m., Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Marijuana Resolve with Tristan Toleno; 9:30 p.m., Candidate Conversations with Daryl Pillsbury: Wendy Wilton; 10 p.m., Danger Men Cooking; 11:10 p.m., Green Mtn Club: The Long Trail and Winooski River; 11:50 p.m., Change for A Dollar.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:35 a.m., Vernon Selecboard Mtg.; 8:30 a.m., Leland & Gray Girls Soccer vs. Black River; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Vt. State Board of Education Meeting; 2 p.m., Vt. Today: Interview with Ed Stanak, candidate for Atty. General of Vt.; 3:31 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Vt. State Auditor Candidate Doug Hoffer; 4 p.m., Leland & Gray High School Girls Soccer vs. Black River; 5:34 p.m., Gov. Shumlin Weekly Press Conference; 6 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:30 p.m., Vermont Governor Candidates Debate; 10:12 p.m., VTrans On the Road; 10:30 p.m., Water Quality in the Aftermath of Irene: Vt. DEC.

Wednesday

Music/Dance

Belly Dance Classes: 5:15-6:30 p.m., at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. For eight weeks. Fee. Information: 802-257-8877.

BMC Celtic Music Sessions: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Advanced. 7-8 p.m., Intermediate. Learn traditional jigs and reels, and other dance music of Scotland, Ireland and New England. Wednesdays. Fee. Instructors: Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy. Information: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

Drum Class: 6-7 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Taught by Namory Keita from Guinea. Fee. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Information: www.namorykeita.com or 603-654-6042.

West African Dance Class: 7-8:30 p.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Instructor Abdou Sarr. For all levels. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Live drumming. Sliding scale $12-$15. Wear loose clothes, bring water. Information: 802-258-6475 or www.africandancevermont.com.

Community Jazz Jam Session: 8-10 p.m., Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio 222, Brattleboro. Every Wednesday. Run by pianist Eugene Uman. For all musicians and instruments. $3 donation requested from players and listeners. Information: 802-254-9088, info@vtjazz.org.

Film

Civil War Film: 7 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Sponsored by Vermont Reads (call library for title). Screening of the 1951 Civil War film based on Stephen Crane’s novel. Call library for the title. Information: Jerry Carbone, Library Director, 802-254-5290, ext. 101.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., at Early Education Services, 130 Birge St., Brattleboro. For children 0-5 years old with parent or childcare provider. Led by Amanda Hiouas. Sponsored by Early Education Services. Information: 802-368-7872.

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Bellows Falls Baptist Church. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

Preschool Storytime: 10:15 a.m., Walpole, N.H., Town Library, Ages 2 1/2 to 5. Crafts and stories. Information: 603-756-9806.

Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Dover Free Library. Each Wednesday different theme and craft activity. Free, open to the public. Information: doverfreelibrary1913.org or 802-348-7488.

Rhyme Time: 10:30-11 a.m., in the Meeting Room next to Children’s Room, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. For children under 5. Stories, songs, and fun. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 110.

Pumpkin Painting: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pettee Memorial Library, 6 South Main St., Wilmington. 4th Annual Paint-a-Pumpkin activity. Under 9 must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 802-464-8557, petteelibrary@yahoo.com, or petteelibrary.org.

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.

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.

Windham County Museum: Noon-5 p.m., Route 30, Newfane. Special exhibit: Diorama of the West River Railroad by artisan Doug Cox. Ongoing exhibits: Civil War collection and battlefield souvenirs. Free admission.

Outdoors/Recreation

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 10:15-11:45 a.m., Gentle yoga. 11 a.m.-noon, Walking for Seniors. 12:10-1:10 p.m., Ongoing Yoga. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Kickbox and Conditioning. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Men’s Basketball League: 6:30 p.m., Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Organizational meeting. Representative from each team must attend. Looking for new board members. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808.

Meals

Dummerston Community Meal: Noon, Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Sponsored by the Senior Solutions. Prepared by Linda Hellus. Menu: Beef stew with biscuits, jellied salad and carrot cake. Suggested donation: $3, 60 and over; $4, under 60. Take-outs available, walk-ins welcome. Library books available. Information, reservations or take-outs: 802-254-1138.

Miscellaneous

Blood Pressure Clinics: 10-11 a.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center; 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dummerston Center Grange; and 1-1:30 p.m., Elliot Street High Rise, Brattleboro. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Tour Police and Fire Stations: 6-8 p.m., Brattleboro Police Station, Municipal Center, 230 Main St., and Brattleboro Fire Station, 103 Elliot St., and West Brattleboro Fire Station, Western Avenue. Tour facilities to see existing conditions; talk with staff about the architect’s plans. Town Meeting representatives to vote on $14.1 million renovation plan set for Oct. 20.

Community Conversations: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St., Brattleboro. 6 p.m., socializing. Free. Sponsored by Transition Brattleboro. This meeting: "Talking about our lives/living our lives, meeting each other and feeling met, listening and being heard." Bring own food or bring food/snacks to share. Information: 802-869-2511, www.transitionbrattleboro.org.

Reading: 7 p.m., Marlboro College Graduate Center, 2 East, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Retired literature professor Jaysinh Birjepatil to read from his recently published novel, "The Good Muslim of Jackson Heights." Free. Presented by Marlboro Graduate School. Information: 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu.

Ongoing Events

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.

West Townshend 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.

Wednesday Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Next to Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Fire-grilled organic pizzas; growers, chefs, and bakers. EBT and debit welcome. Open every Wednesday through October. Information: 802-254-8885; www.brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

The Artist in Each of Us: 10 a.m.-noon, Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, behind Noyes House, Putney. Every Wednesday. For all interested seniors, regardless of experience. Variety of materials provided. By donation. Co-sponsored by Putney Cares and Westminster Cares. Information: 802-387-5593 or putneycares@svcable.net. Transportation available.

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.

Peer Support Group: Noon-1 p.m., Wednesdays, at Women’s Freedom Center. For women addressing issues of abuse in intimate partner relationships. For directions, 802-257-7364.

Al-Anon: Noon, Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. For those affected by someone else’s addiction. Information: 802-257-5600.

Free Water Testing: 1-2 p.m., The Home Depot, 22 Ashbrook Road, Keene, N.H. Bring sample. Tested for PH levels, TDS "Total Dissolved Solids," water hardness, and iron. No charge. Information: Dianne, 603-355-2113, ext. 301. Every Wed.

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.

Wilmington Farmers’ Market: 3-6 p.m., at the Wilmington Antique and Flea Market property. Home-grown, handmade and handcrafted items. Information: Sally Gore, 802-464-3345 evenings. Wednesdays through Oct. 17.

Women’s Support Group: 3-4 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Wednesdays. Led by Jane Wheeler, a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Information: 802-257-5600.

Spouse/Partner Loss Support Group: 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Second and fourth Wednesdays. Led by Cheryl Richards. Information: 802-257-0775.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H. New group to meet Wednesdays. Religious Ed Room, use rear entrance. Handicapped accessible ramp at the parking lot. Door propped open (weather permitting) for easy access. Information: Ann, 603-762-6061.

Changing Tides Mental Health Support Group: 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Free confidential peer support for those with mental health conditions. Information: Karen, 802-579-5937.

Meditation Sitting: 7 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. All welcome. Information: 802-257-1984. Every Wednesday.

Putney Al-Anon Group: 7 p.m., the Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5 north of Putney village. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Every Wednesday. Information: VT 866-972-5266 (toll free); www.vermontalanonalateen.org.

Transcendental Meditation Program: 7:30 p.m., Maharishi Invincibility Center, 24 High St., Midtown Mall, Brattleboro. Free introductory lecture on the TM Program. Every Wednesday and by appointment. Information: 802-246-1020. See www.tm.org and www.davidlynchfoundation.org.

AA, Big Book Discussion: 8:30-10 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.

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