Saturday, Dec. 29 Kids
KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Indoor play space and discover center. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. Children, $6; under 6 months free. Information: 802-254-5212.
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.
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.
Trap Practice: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sportsmen’s Inc., Creamery Road, Guilford. Every Saturday. Information: 802-579-1587.
Open Gym and Game Room: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 1-4 p.m., Grades 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.
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.
Mary’s Closet: 9 a.m.-noon, First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave. in West Brattleboro. Thrift shop run by the church. Newly arriving, gently used men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing including coats, ski jackets, scarfs, warm sweaters, fleece jackets, dresses, jeans, slacks, and blazers. All welcome.
Brattleboro Winter Farmers’ Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Farm products, fresh baked goods, crafts, lunch, live music. Project of Post Oil Solutions. Information: 802-8692141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warm Hands, Warm Hearts: Donations needed of winter clothing for adults, children of all ages, including toddlers and infant PJs. Blankets also needed. Collection box on porch, Masonic Center, Main St., Brattleboro, though end of January. Checks accepted, make out to Warm Hands, with "clothing" on the memo line, send to: Warm Hands, P.O. Box 6214, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Information: email@example.com.
Crèche Display: More than 1,000 sets of Nativity scenes. Located in Guilford. Call Shirley Squires to set up an appointment: 802-254-2696. All welcome.
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.
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.
Food Shelf Open: 9-10 a.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.
Overeaters Anonymous: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5600.
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.
Easy Does It: 8:30-9:40 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2. Information: 802-257-5801.
AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.
Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:05 a.m., Riverbank Church: All I Need for Christmas; 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Youth Services "Battle of the Bands 2012"; 10:30 a.m., Positively Vermont: The Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh; 11:15 a.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Opener; 11:30 a.m., Literacy in Science: Teacher Presentation BEEC; 1 p.m., The Rhema Word; 1:35 p.m., The Vermont Movie Update; 2 p.m., Breaking The Taboo: Exposing Global Drug Policy; 3 p.m., BUHS "Poetry Out Loud" 2012; 3:45 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Peter Gilbert "I Was Thinking"; 4:30 p.m., Traditional Balinese Music with Boston’s Gamelan Galak Tika; 5:35 p.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro; 6 p.m., Peak Keepers Discuss Industrial Wind Power; 7:05 p.m., Brattleboro Tonight: Christmas Special 1980; 8:30 p.m., Freedom And Unity: The Vermont Movie; 9 p.m., On to the Hoosac, on to the West; 10 p.m., Sustainable Aging: Advance Directives; 11 p.m., Gay USA.
Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:30 a.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 9 a.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 12:05 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 2 p.m., Leland and Gray School Board Mtg.; 3:30 p.m., Organic Politics: Our Own Money; 4 p.m., The David Pakman Show; 5 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg. on Town Plan; 6:40 p.m., BUHS Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Hartford; 8 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.
Sunday, Dec. 30
Dance Your Prayers: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Putney Community Center. A weekly, all-ages dance jam to nourish tribal consciousness, sacred connection, and heart-openings through music, dance and celebration. Suggested donation, $5. Presented by Tribal Mystics. Every Sunday. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or http://tinyurl.com/7gxsgng.
Ukelele Jam: 2 p.m., The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Sunday Ukulele Club with Ben Carr aka Southern Vermont Ukulele Society. Basic techniques for beginners, songs and advanced playing techniques. Bring a song, original, cover, any style. Suggested donation $5. Open to all ages. Under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Last Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.
Kevin Parry Performs: 7-10 p.m., at the West Dover Inn, Route 100, West Dover. Kevin Parry takes rock ‘n’ roll requests on guitar and vocals. Free. Information: 802-464-5207 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.
Teen Get-Together: 6:30 p.m., Bethel Chapel, 28 Birge St., Brattleboro. High School/Teen Group for grades 7-12 and for young adults up to 20 years old. Information: 802-254-6687.
Speed Skating: 7:30-8:30 a.m., Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. For ages 7 and up. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.
Free Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Macaroni and cheese with ham, fresh carrots, peas, applesauce, roll, and beverage; and homemade cookies with ice cream. For a ride or further information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.
Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Cheryl Wilfong. This Sunday is Metta Sunday with sitting and guided loving-kindness meditations.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 10-11 a.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Eye Openers.
Alcoholics Anonymous: 6-7 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Back to Life AA program. Information: 802-257-5600.
AA Hotline: Toll free, 1-877-851-0181.
Brattleboro Channel 8: 8:30 a.m., Traditional Balinese Music with Boston’s Gamelan Galak Tika; 9:35 a.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro; 10 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Spirit of Thanksgiving; 11:30 a.m., The Rhema Word; 12:15 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Opener; 12:30 p.m., On to the Hoosac, on to the West; 1:30 p.m., Burlington Book Fest: Peter Gilbert "I Was Thinking"; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast; 4:15 p.m., Vt. Working Landscape Partnership & Rural Lands Enterprise Fund; 5 p.m., Poetry Reading: Oni Buchanan and Jon Woodward; 6:20 p.m., BUHS "Poetry Out Loud" 2012; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., Youth Services "Battle of the Bands 2012"; 10:12 p.m., Authors at Village Square: W. Lang on White Footed Mouse and Favor Johnson; 11 p.m., Sustainable Aging: Advance Directives.
Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 8:45 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live: Weekend Report; 10:30 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg; 1:10 p.m., Representative Peter Welch: Medicare Open Enrollment; 1:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 4:30 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 7 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 10 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.