Wednesday November 21, 2012

Today

Outdoors/Recreation

Brattleboro Turkey Trot: 9 a.m., 1-mile kids’ race, followed by a 3-mile race at 9:15 a.m. Both courses are out-and-back on Upper Dummerston Road, starting and ending near the Brattleboro Country Club. Both races are free, pre-registration encouraged at www.redcloverrovers.com, or call Bob Aube at 802-896-9424. Bring a food item, collected at race check-in, runners pick out an item as award after finishing. Sponsored by the Red Clover Rovers. Meals

Community Thanksgiving Meal: Noon-5 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Served buffet style. Enjoy a holiday meal with others. Live music. Dinner is free for entire community.

Ongoing Events

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

Alateen Meeting: 7-8 p.m., Cafeteria Room B, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

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: 7-10 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. 8 p.m., step meeting. Information: 802-257-5600.

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


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BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Survivor: George Becker at 106; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: God of Grace and Mercy; 10:30 a.m., BCTV Open Studio: Putney Craft Tour; 11 a.m., Putney Craft Tour; 11:28 a.m., Vt. Countryside: Highlands Center for Composting in Hardwick; 12 p.m., All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist; 1 p.m., New England Cooks, Robert Dekeersgieter, Spirit of the Ethan Allen; 2 p.m., Conversations with Daryl: Turning Point of Windham County; 2:30 p.m., Opiates: A discussion with Robert Stack, LMHC, LADC; 3 p.m., The Retreat’s Keep Talking: Dr. White & Kane; 3:44 p.m., Author Joe Galloway: We Were Soldiers; 4:30 p.m., Aralyn’s Quest: Part 2; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., Maker Faire: An Interview with Founder Dale Dougherty; 6:30 p.m., Marijuana Resolve: Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project; 7 p.m., Khrushchev: 50th Ann. of the Cuban Missile Crisis; 7:45 p.m., Ben Aleshire at the Brattleboro Lit Fest; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., Lynndall Kaye Procter-Barrett Memorial; 10:50 p.m., Landmark College: Ellen McCulloch-Lovell.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:04 a.m., Organic Politics: The Road Ahead; 7:30 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 11:30 a.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 3 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.; 5 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 6:15 p.m., BASIC Skatepark Design Meeting; 7:30 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., BUHS Board Mtg.

Friday

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.

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 West Coast Swing 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.

Kids

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.

Toddler Storyhour: 1:30 p.m., Moore Free Library, 23 West St., Newfane. Stories, songs, crafts for toddlers. Information: 802-365-7948.

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.

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.

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.

Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 3-5 p.m., Grades K-6. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

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

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.

Miscellaneous

Winter Tag Sale: 3-5 p.m., Stratton Resort Base Lodge, Lower Overflow Room. Gloves, clothes, helmets, hats, skis boards. Last year’s leftover items for sale. All proceeds to benefit the Stratton Foundation, a non-profit organization.

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.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: 9 a.m.-6 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.

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.

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

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.

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.