Friday October 12, 2012

Today

Music/Dance

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.

Evening of Bluegrass: 7:30 p.m., Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Music by Virginia-based quartet Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen. Presented by Twilight Music. Tickets $16. Ticket reservations and information: 802-254-9276.

Argentine Tango Milonga: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. "Shall We Dance?" will co-sponsor Aparicion de Tango for an Argentine Tango Milonga. Lesson at 7:30 p.m. Dancing from 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Traditional and Neo Tango music. Information: Sally Wright at sally.brat.tango@gmail.com or 603-923-9743. Theater

The BUHS Players: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, Auditorium, Fairground Road. BUHS Players present Neil Simon’s hilarious farce, "Fools." Admission $5 for all seats. Information: 802-451-3762.

10-Minute Play Festival: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Anything can happen in 10 minutes and usually does. Several plays. All seats $8, reservations recommended. Toll free box office 877-666-1855. Information: www.actors-theatre.info; actorstheatre2@gmail.com.

Film

Free Movie Night: 7:30 p.m., Williamsville Hall. Movie: "Water for Elephants." Rated PG-13. Jacob Jankowski joins the circus after the sudden death of his parents. Blu-Ray quality video and five-speaker surround-sound. Refreshments for sale: popcorn, water, soda and candy. For children and families.

Kids

Read With Me: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Free books for your child, birth to age 6. Laura Lawson Tucker to lead parents and children in reading activities. Hosted by Vermont Humanities Council and Winston Prouty Center for Child Development. Childcare provided. To register: 802-257-5600.

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

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. Ages 13 and up. Reservations required, 802-463-4270 or bfyouth@sover.net.

Outdoors/Recreation

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

Healing Walk: 4-6 p.m., at Manitou. Meet in the parking lot at 4 p.m. Meditative walk around Manitou’s Sanctuary Trail. Rain or shine. Located at 300 Sunset Lake Road, 1.4 miles up from Williamsville Village. Information: Kirsten Edelglass, 802-579-4496.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Scrambled eggs with boursin and spinach, vegetable hash with celeriac, turnip and carrots, scone, fruit, juice and yogurt. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Free Dinner: 5-7 p.m., The Community Church of Whitingham. Free dinner on the second and fourth Friday of each month. Join neighbors in fellowship and food.

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. Info: www.tashatudormuseum.org. Also Saturday, same hours.

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.

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.

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

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., Keep Talking: Joseph W. Shannon, PhD; 7:30 a.m., Candidate Conversations: Wendy Wilton; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Danger Men Cooking; 10:10 a.m., Prof. Horace Campbell, 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., Riverbank Church: Take a Vow - The Vow of Pursuit; 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 Broadcast; 6 p.m., BUHS TV; 6 p.m., Terra Temporalis Create & Destroy: Gabrielle Senza; 7:55 p.m., Health Care Payment Models, UVM Panel; 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: 8:10 a.m., Vernon Selecboard Mtg.; 9 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., Health Care Payment Models, UVM Panel; 12:05 p.m., VTrans On the Road; 12:30 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Vt. State Auditor Candidate Doug Hoffer; 1 p.m., Vermont Governor Candidates Debate; 2:45 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 4 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 5 p.m., Water Quality, Aftermath of Irene: Vt. DEC; 6:26 p.m., LGUHS Girls Soccer vs. Black River; 8 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting.

Saturday

Music/Dance

Contra and Square Dance: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Paul Smith, caller. Music by Laurie Indenbaum and Andy Davis. Traditional folktale to be told. 5:30 p.m., Community potluck supper, bring dish to share, own plates and silverware. Hosted by The Village Dance Series. No experience necessary. All dances taught. Refreshments available. Admission: $4 for children, $7 for adults and $20 for a family. Information: Robin or Andy Davis at 802-257-1819, or village@dancingmasters.com.

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., Elm Hall, Durkee Street, off Parker Street, Winchester, N.H. Band: Rachel and Western Partners. Admission: Members, $8; non-members, $10. Coffee and pastry provided. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: Pauline, 603-903-0773.

Jazz Performance: 8 p.m., Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. Lionel Loueke Trio to perform. General admission $20, student $15.

Theater

The BUHS Players: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School, Auditorium, Fairground Road. BUHS Players present Neil Simon’s hilarious farce, "Fools." Admission $5 for all seats. Information: 802-451-3762.

10-Minute Play Festival: 7:30 p.m., Actors Theatre Playhouse, corner of Brook and Main streets, West Chesterfield, N.H. Anything can happen in 10 minutes and usually does. Several plays. All seats $8, reservations recommended. Toll free box office 877-666-1855. Information: www.actors-theatre.info; actorstheatre2@gmail.com.

Outdoors/Recreation

Hunger Walk: 9 a.m., registration; 10 a.m., Walpole Crop Hunger Walk, at First Congregational Church, Walpole, N.H. Information or to donate: www.cropwalkkonline.org/walpolenh.

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. 9-10 a.m., Kickbox/Conditioning. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

4th Annual Buddy Walk: 10 a.m., check-in begins, on the Common, Brattleboro. Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month, promotes acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Speaker, one-mile walk, lunch, live music, games, prizes, vendors and resource information. Everyone welcome. Register or information: www.BrattleboroBuddyWalk.org or call Jim Nicholson at 802-258-4699.

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

Meals

Harvest Dinner: 5-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Ham and scalloped potatoes, roasted vegetables, choices of salads, desserts, and beverages. Suggested donation: Adults, $9; children 5-10, $5; under 5 free. Information: 802-254-9566.

Covered Dish Supper: 6 p.m., Christ’s Church, Main Street, Saxtons River. Features casseroles: macaroni and cheese, baked beans, pastas, chicken casserole, etc.; green salad and gingerbread with whipped cream. Tickets: Adults, $10; children, $5. Benefit of the Greater Falls Warming Shelter.

Museums

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, early Vermont furniture, textiles, and portraits, the story of the highwayman, Thunderbolt, early 20th century Windham County photographs. Free admission. Open Wed., Sat. and Sun.

Miscellaneous

Fall Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road, Brattleboro. New and used clothing. Take what you need, pay what you can. Hosted by United Methodist Women. Benefit for Methodist Mission needs. Information: 802-254-4218 or fumc@sover.net.

Brattleboro Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Western Avenue, Route 9, next to Creamery Bridge. Rain or shine. Over 50 juried vendors. EBT and debit welcome. Frequent Walker/Biker Program. Information: 802-254-8885, brattleborofarmersmarket.com.

Pumpkin Festival/Craft Show: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the Common, Townshend. 70-plus vendors. Scarecrow decorating at 10 a.m., judging at 1:30 p.m. Kids’ pumpkin decorating at 12:30 p.m. Halloween costume parade at 2 p.m. Free pony rides. Admission and parking free. Sponsored by the Townshend Business Association.

Voter Registration Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Tri-Park Cooperative Housing Corporation Office, 42 Village Drive, Mountain Home Park, West Brattleboro. Rain or shine. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. Hosted by West Brattleboro Association, Windham County delegation and Tri-Park.

Craft Fair: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Maplewood Nursing Home, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, N.H. Vendors, bake sale, raffles, more. Information: 603-399-7376. Directions: 603-399-4912.

Ongoing Events

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.

Food Shelf Open: 9-10 a.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

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., Brew Berry Conference Center #1, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. New location.

Alateen Meeting: 3-4 p.m., Brew Berry Conference Room 2, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. (Starting Oct. 18, moving to Thursdays 7-8 p.m. in Cafeteria Room B at BMH.)

Easy Does It: 8:30-9:40 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2. Information: 802-257-5801.

Sunday

Miscellaneous

Community Breakfast Buffet: 7:30-10:30 a.m., B.P.O.E. 1499 Lodge, Putney Road, Brattleboro. Menu: Eggs, pancakes, Vermont maple syrup, bacon, sausage, homefries, toast, juice, coffee. All welcome. Benefit for Lexy’s Fund. Lexy Giallella, 14, of Brookline, is undergoing treatment for a rare form of cancer. Information: Claire Lavender, 802-254-6917; or Ruth Gorham Houle, 802-999-7194.

Black Mountain Hike: 1-3 p.m., Meet at the trailhead on Rice Farm Road, Dummerston. Enjoy the fall colors from the granite peak of Black Mountain. Bring water and a snack. Information: 802-257-1343. Heavy rain will cancel hike.

Bake Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Moose Family Center, 59 Henry St., Bellows Falls. Meet Bill Spaulding, see and purchase his handmade clocks. Sponsored by the Women of the Moose.

BF Fire Prevention Parade: 1 p.m., Bellows Falls. 126th Annual Bellows Falls Fire Prevention Parade. Bands and fire department apparatus.

Brattleboro Area Socialist Party-USA: 1 p.m., Samuel Elliot Apartments, 107 Elliot St., 4th floor meeting room, Brattleboro. Discussion on Vermont Politics. Enter at main entrance. Interested members of the public invited. Information: 802-387-4060.

Enchanted Halloween: 1-7 p.m., at Neighborhood Schoolhouse, at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Pumpkin painting, scarecrow-making, face-painting, food and music and more. For all ages. Tickets: Children, $5; adults, $8; family not more than $25. Fundraiser for Neighborhood Schoolhouse. Information: 802-257-5544. Tickets at Everyone’s Books, Sprout, school families or at the door.

Ongoing Events

Alcoholics Anonymous: 10-11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.

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