Tuesday November 13, 2012

Today

Music/Dance

Waltz Dance Series: Brattleboro Ballroom at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. First class of a five-week series. Technique, turns, partnership, combinations. Beginners: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Intermediate: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: Series, $40 either class, $60 for both. Drop-in, $10 for one class; $15 drop-in for both. Carry dance shoes. Information: 802-579-9990 or ray@shallwedance.biz. Film

Documentary Film Screening: 7 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. "Silenced Voices" produced by Migrant Justice. About the vital yet invisible role migrant farmworkers play in Vermont’s food systems telling about conditions and economic policies that force migrants from their homes. Followed by discussion. Light refreshments. Event organized by Southern Vt. Migrant Workers Solidarity Committee. Information: Angela Berkfield, 248-904-8324, angelaberkfield@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Museums

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. Ongoing: 12:10-1:10 p.m., Pilates; 6-8 p.m., Running Fist Kung Fu; 7-9 p.m., Adult indoor soccer. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades 7-12.  Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Qi Gong in Putney: 4:30-6 p.m., second floor

above Front Porch Cafe, in the center of Putney. Learn simple self healing exercises to improve health. Benefit from group healing energy. Tuesdays. Fee. Information or to register: bonniebloom1@gmail.com.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Whole wheat pancakes, syrup choice, sausage, home fries, 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.

Book Club for Adults: 6-7 p.m., Pettee Memorial Library, 6 South Main St., Wilmington. Casual discussion of "The Once and Future King," by T.H. White. Refreshments. Information: 802-464-8557, petteelibrary@yahoo.com, or petteelibrary.org.

Open House: 6-8 p.m., Compass School, 7892 U.S. Route 5, Westminster. Serves 7-12 grades. Prospective students and their families welcome for dinner, tour, and presentation. Reservations: Admissions Director Betsy Jaffe, 802-463-2517 or online at betsy@compass-school.org. www.compass-school.org.

Healing Meditation Group: 6 p.m., Jamaica Healing Arts & Wellness Center, West Jamaica. Bi-weekly on Tuesdays. Sitting at 6:30 p.m. Free. Led by Margaret Miller. Information or directions: Margaret@margiesmuse.com or 802-874-7201.

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: 2-3 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.

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.

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 Catholic Church Mass; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Aralyn’s Quest: Part 1; 10 a.m., Mongolian Music & Dance at Leland & Gray; 11:15 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12 p.m., Opiates: A discussion with Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC; 12:30 p.m., New England Cooks, Paul Lucas; 1:30 p.m., Riverbank Church: Finances-Generosity-Planning; 2:18 p.m., Ben Aleshire at the Brattleboro Lit Fest; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Words of Peace: The Ocean in the Drop; 4 p.m., Sal Landau, Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up; 5:05 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Bill McKibben: Taking on the Fossil Fuel Companies; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News; 6:30 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 7:45 p.m., Ben Aleshire at the Brattleboro Lit Fest; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:25 p.m., Vt. Countryside: Highlands Center for Composting in Hardwick; 10 p.m., Opiates: A discussion with Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC; 10:30 p.m., Landmark College presents Ellen McCulloch-Lovell.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:05 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 9:25 a.m., Gov Shumlin Post-Election Press Conference; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., Governor Shumlin Visits BUHS; 12 p.m., Vermont State Board of Education Mtg.; 4:55 p.m., Gov Shumlin Post-Election Press Conference; 5:30 p.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 8 p.m., Governor Shumlin Visits BUHS; 9 p.m., Newfane Special Town Mtg.

Wednesday

Music/Dance

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. For all levels. Cost: $10. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Each Wednesday. Information: www.namorykeita.com or 603-654-6042.

Irish Music: 6:30-9:30 p.m., J.D. McCliment’s Pub, Route 5, north of Putney Village. Hosted by Roger Kahle, Lissa Schneckenburger and Ethan Hazzard-Watkins. Bring instrument to join in or just listen. Information: 802-257-9234.

BUHS Fall Concert: 7 p.m., Brattleboro Union High School auditorium, Fairground Road, Brattleboro. BUHS students in the Jazz Workshop, Madrigals, Jazz Band, Chorus and Band perform. Free. Information: 802-451-3511.

West African Dance Class: 7-8:30 p.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Instructor: Pape Ba of Senegal, West Africa. For all levels. Presented by African Dance Vermont. Sliding scale $12-$15. Wear comfortable, loose clothes, bring water. Accompanied by live drumming. 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.

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.

Little Peoples Program: 10:30-11:45 a.m., Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. For ages 3-5. Register by phone, 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

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.

Half Day Extravaganza: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Pettee Memorial Library, 6 South Main St., Wilmington. Native American Heritage Celebration. Half day of school? Fun activity planned. 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.

Making Change: 4-5 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Support group for youth dealing with substance abuse issues. Sponsored by Turning Point and HCRS. Snacks provided. Information: 802-257-5600.

Lectures

Creative Solutions Talk: 4:15 p.m., Apple Tree, Marlboro College. Internationally-known artist and Wilmington neighbor Michael Singer to present several of his projects that connect art, architecture, landscape and planning with environmental regeneration. Free, public welcome. Information: 802-251-7644

Wildlife Tracking Talk: 7 p.m., Putney Cares Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Patti Smith of Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center (BEEC) to give pointers on wildlife tracking. Sponsored by the Putney Conservation Commission, information on its Wildlife Corridor Tracking Program.

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; 7-9 p.m., Men’s League basketball pickp games. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-4:45 p.m., Grades K-6. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Dummerston Harvest Meal: Noon, Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Sponsored by the Senior Solutions. Prepared by Linda Hellus. Menu: Turkey and all the fixings with assorted desserts. Suggested donation: $3, 60 and over; $4, under 60. Take-outs available, walk-ins welcome. Library books available. Information, reservations or take-outs on Wednesday, call 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.

"Know Your Money!" Workshops: 12:30 to 2 p.m., Vermont Center for Independent Living at Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2 North East, 28 Vernon St., in Brattleboro. Second of series of three free workshops, also Nov. 21. This week: Money Awareness. Presented by Brattleboro Housing Authority and River Valley Credit Union. Registration required: Candace, 802-254-6851.

VCIL Disability Meeting: 2-4 p.m., Vermont Center for Independent Living, 28 Vernon St., Suite 211, Brattleboro. Input needed on disability issues to develop 2014-2016 Vermont State Plan for Independent Living and the VCIL Strategic Plan. Information: 802-254-6851 or candace@vcil.org.

Brattleboro Community Conversations: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Food Co-op, Brattleboro. 6 p.m., Socializing starts. Free. Sponsored by Transition Brattleboro. Conversation: Vermont Home Energy Challenge. Paul Cameron, director of Brattleboro Climate Protection, to answer questions. Bring food or food/snacks to share. Information: Bea Blake, 802-579-1174; www.transitionbrattleboro.org.

Join the Conversation: 7 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Jamaica Kinkaid’s, "My Garden." Four-book discussion series about Farms and Gardens facilitated by VHC scholar, Richard Wizansky. Books available at the Main Circulation Desk. Sponsored by the Vermont

Humanities Council. Information: Jerry Carbone, Library Director, 802-254-5290, ext. 101.

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.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Edmunds Catholic Church, Saxtons River. 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.

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.

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.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Noon, Trinity Lutheran Church, 161 Western Ave., Brattleboro.

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-1 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. For those affected by someone else’s addiction. Information: 802-257-5600.

Recovery Chat: 2-3 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Less formal group, conversation, games, sharing. 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.

Chess Club: 6-9 p.m., Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H. Meets 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.