Wednesday October 10, 2012

Today

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. Each Wednesday. 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Riverbank Church: Take a Vow - The Vow of Pursuit; 7:50 a.m., Change for A Dollar; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Tropical Storm Irene Anniversary Candle Light Vigil; 9:30 a.m., Green Mtn Club: The Long Trail and Winooski River; 10:10 a.m., Prof. Horace Campbell on the life of Bob Marley; 11:30 a.m., Civil War Historian Coffin: Vt. & Human Freedom; 12:30 p.m., Keep Talking: Joseph W. Shannon, PhD; 1 p.m., Danger Men Cooking; 2:10 p.m., All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist; 2:55 p.m., Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza; 4:40 p.m., The Rhema Word; 5:17 p.m., Tropical Storm Irene Anniversary Candle Light Vigil; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., BCTV’s 2012 Annual Meeting; 7:30 p.m., Candidate Conversations with Daryl Pillsbury: Wendy Wilton; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 9:30 p.m., Prof. Horace Campbell on the life of Bob Marley; 10:50 p.m., Change for A Dollar; 11 p.m., New England Cooks, Annie Copps of Yankee Mag.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 9 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 9:40 a.m., VTrans On the Road; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., Leland & Gray High School Girls Soccer vs. Black River; 12 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 2 p.m., Vt State Board of Education Meeting; 5:15 p.m., Health Care Payment Models, UVM Panel; 6:30 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 7 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg; 8:15 p.m., Vermont Governor Candidates Debate; 10 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays through Dec. 13 (not Thanksgiving Day). 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.

Theater

Staged Reading: 7 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Main Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Sponsored by Vermont Reads. Reading of "Bull Run" (novella) by author Paul Fleischman by The New England Youth Theatre actors, alumni, and community members, lead by NEYT artistic director, Stephen Stearns. Information: Jerry Carbone, Library Director, 802-254-5290, ext. 101.

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. Four films each featuring a therapist/patient relationship. This week: "Benny and Joon" (Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson). 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.

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.

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. Information: 802-257-7570.

Meals

Newfane Senior Lunch: Noon, Newfane Congregational Church. For seniors in Newfane and surrounding communities. Menu: Pinwheels, Waldorf salad, pot roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, and biscuits, molasses cookies. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3.50, 60 and over; $4 under 60. Information or reservations: Winnie Dolan, 802-365-7870.

Miscellaneous

West Brattleboro Association: 8-9:30 a.m., at Sunny’s Deli, Western Avenue, West Brattleboro. Monthly meeting. Discussion of the Housing Authority Alternative Site Study, information about the Stockwell Trail and the Brattleboro Town Plan, and newly proposed signage for West Brattleboro. Open to all residents.

Genealogy Workshop: 10 a.m.-noon, at the Walpole (N.H.) Historical Society. Led by Jeanne and Peter Jeffries, over 30 years of research experience. Free. Reservations required: 603-756-2933. Sponsored by the Walpole Historical Society.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Townshend Farmers’ Market: 3:30-6:30 p.m., Townshend Common, junction Route 30 and 35. Final week. Fresh seasonal vegetables, 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.

Open House: 4-8 p.m., Gathering Place, 30 Terrace St., Brattleboro. Guided tour of the refurbished facility. Refreshments. All welcome.

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.

Windham County CERT Meeting: 7 p.m., Putney Firehouse. Civilian Emergency Response Team meeting. New volunteers welcome. Refreshments. Information: Gaila Gulack at ggulack@hotmail.com.

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.

Guilford Food Pantry: 5-6:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Pantry is open Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month).

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group: Second Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: Bruce Gilman, 802-251-0928.

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.

Toastmasters: 6-7:30 p.m., at Marlboro College Graduate Center, Room 2E, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Toastmasters International. Improve communication, leadership skills, running effective meetings, and learn to think on your feet. Nurturing environment. Second and fourth Thursdays. Visitors welcome. Refreshments. Information: www.brattleboro.freetoasthost.ws.

Meditation Group: 7-7:45 p.m., The Center for Mindful Inquiry, 169 Main St., 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.