Thursday December 6, 2012

Today Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays through Dec. 13. Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $8 per class. Information: 802-387-4330 or 802-875-4102.

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.

Film

December Film Series: 7 p.m., Next Stage, Main Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. Next Stage Arts Project series, "Thursdays with Jimmy." Four films celebrating the work of screen icon Jimmy Stewart. This week: "Harvey," 1950. Admission, $5 suggested. Information: www.nextstagearts.org.

Global Oil Documentary: 7 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney.


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Kids

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., 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.

Letters from Santa: Personalized letters offered by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at Windham Regional Career Center. Order forms at www.wrccvt.com. Leave a message with the elves at 802-451-3930. Deadline for ordering Dec. 17. Cost $7. Supports young entrepreneurs.

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. Works on building strength on all major muscle groups followed by stretch and relaxation. Information: 802-257-7570.

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

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m.; 6-8 p.m., Volleyball; 8-10 p.m., Badminton, for all abilities. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Meals

Townshend Community Dinner: Noon, Townshend Church. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation $3 for over 60 years, all others $4. Everyone welcome.

Miscellaneous

Rotary Christmas Trees: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., in front of Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. 48th Annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Fun, friendship, while using rules and customs of competitive play. All equipment provided. Fee $3. 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.

Mental Illness Support: 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, West Brattleboro. On-going support group for individuals whose family members are living with mental illness, the first Thursday of the month. Hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Information: Clare, 802-824-3909.

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.

Zen Meditation: 7:30-9 p.m., in Guilford. No charge. Beginners welcome. Information: 802-257-9425.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Unseen Alistaire Cook; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Hanging On in Hard Times; 10:30 a.m., The Rhema Word; 11 a.m., Shirley Squires, A Touch of Heaven; 12 p.m., Transition Dummerston: A Bushel of Apples; 12:55 p.m., Village Square Bookstore: Henry Homeyer and Joshua Yunger; 1:30 p.m., New England Cooks, Chef Donnell Collins; 2:30 p.m., Words of Peace: Make Your Own Story; 3 p.m., Conversations on Homelessness Pt 2; 3:30 p.m., Grants Ferry- Interview with Author David Chase; 4 p.m., Community Medical School: Managing Burn Injuries; 5:15 p.m., The Draa Hobbs Trio, Jazz Ensemble at the Putney Inn; 5:30 p.m., Community Calendar; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV; 6:30 p.m., Temple Grandin: Autism: My Sensory-Based World; 8:30 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9:30 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Circus Smirkus, 25 Years; 10:09 p.m., Living and Dying Interview, Hospice and the Hol; 11 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Unseen Alistaire Cook.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7:30 a.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 8 a.m., Organic Politics: Lifeboat Vermont; 8:30 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 a.m., Sen. Leahy on Post-Election; 9:45 a.m., Community Calendar; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Midweek Report; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg; 1:10 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., VY Relicensing, Public Hearing at VIT; 5:40 p.m., Lessons from Election 2012, Common Good Vt.; 7 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., BUHS Board Meeting.

Friday

Music/Dance

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 East 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.

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 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

Big Band Gala and Dance: 8 p.m., Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. 10th annual gala and dance, featuring Houston Person. General admission, $25; with table seating,$28. Sponsored by Jon and Kathryn Thatcher, Jeff Teitel, The Hampton Inn of Brattleboro, Vt. Arts Council and VPR and WFCR. Tickets at www.vtjazz.org or VJC ticket line at 802-254-9088, ext. 1. General admission tickets at the door.

Christmas at Christ Church: 8-9 p.m., in Algier’s, Route 5, Guilford, corner of Melendy Hill Road. Theme: "Christmas Cometh Caroling." BUHS Brass Quartet, Guilford Chamber Singers conducted by Tom Baehr; choirs and choruses in the area. Don McLean tells Dylan Thomas story, "A Child’s Christmas in Wales." Carol sing. Admission free, donations shared between Friends of Music and the church’s preservation fund. Information: Friends of Music, 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org; www.fomag.org.

Theater

Live Comedy: 7:30 p.m., Evening Star Grange, Dummerston Center. Vermont Theatre Company presents "Moon Over Buffalo" by Ken Ludwig. A family of jaded traveling actors struggle to move from the stage to movies. Admission: General, $12; Seniors and Students, $10. Information: FaceBook, Vermont Theatre Company; Twitter@officialvtc.

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.

Stories and Crafts: 10 a.m., Townshend Library, 1971 Route 30, Townshend. Downstairs children’s library. First and third Friday each month. Information: 802-365-4039; www.townshendlibrary.org.

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.

DCF Book Club: 3-5 p.m., Pettee Memorial Library, Children’s Room, 6 South Main St., Wilmington. Discuss this year’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award nominee, "Waiting for the Magic," by Patricia MacLachlan. Treats and a fun activity. Recommended for grades 4-8. Information: 802-464-8557, petteelibrary@yahoo.com, or petteelibrary.org.

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.

Santa at KidsPLAYce: 5:30-8 p.m., at KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro. Santa Claus to visit with children and have their picture taken with him. Free admission. Hot cocoa and treats for sale. Photos wit Santa, $10, benefit KidsPLAYce.

Annual Kids’ Craft Fair: 5:30-8 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. All children under 18 invited to show and sell their creations. To register in advance, contact Gia Neswald at 802-869-3062, ext. 2, or at fleurdelalune@earthlink.net. Sponsored by Oak Meadow and Vermont Wilderness School.

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.

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

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: Corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, muffin, fruit, juice, yogurt and coffee. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Menu: Goulash, tossed salad, and bread with fresh fruit crisp. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Library books available. Blood pressures taken. Information: 802-254-9774.

Athens Community Supper: 6 p.m., in the basement of Athens Community Church. Sponsored by Grafton Cares. First Friday of the month. No charge, but donations welcome. Information: Dennis and Karen, 802-869-2674.

Miscellaneous

Holiday Book Sale: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Main Room, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Friends of Brooks Memorial Library to sponsor the Seventh Annual Holiday Book Sale. "Like new" titles. Remaining books on sale through Dec. 21. Information: 802-254-5290, ext. 0.

Rotary Christmas Trees: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., in front of Brattleboro Bowl, Putney Road, Brattleboro. 48th Annual Brattleboro Rotary Club Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Vermont-grown trees of all shapes and sizes.

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11:30 a.m.-noon, Guilford Community Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Get To Know Your Library: Noon-12:30 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. "Tours and Tips for New and Experienced Library Users" with reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh. Tour of the adult section. First Friday of every month. Meet at the Reference Desk; no registration required. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 109 or asklibrarian@brooks.lib.vt.us.

Gallery Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., downtown Brattleboro and nearby locations. Features close to 40 exhibits open in galleries, cafes and other venues. Artists’ receptions and live music, dance and other performances. Guide available at participating venues. Information: Gallery Walk Coordinator Joy Wallens-Penford, info@gallerywalk.org, or 802-257-2616.

Ongoing Events

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

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. Bag sale and free books. 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.