Thursday January 17, 2013

Today Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays. Sessions run Jan. 3-Feb. 14, Feb. 21-April 4, and April 11-May 23. Led by Melissa Lovell Post. For beginners and elders. Cost: $8 per class; $40 for 6/7-weeks. No experience necessary. Information: Anne, 802-387-4330; or Melissa, 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.

Live Jazz: 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Restaurant at Burdick Chocolates, 47 Main St., Walpole, N.H. The Carr Uman Rose Trio: Jesse Carr, tenor saxophone and vocals; Eugene Uman, piano; Genevieve Rose, bass. No cover charge.

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

January Film Series: 7 p.m., Next Stage, Main Theater, Kimball Hill, Putney. Next Stage Arts Project series, "Films with Taste." Curated and hosted by Putney School Executive Chef Marty Brennan-Sawyer of Putney. First of four films. This week: "Like Water for Chocolate." Admission by donation, $5 suggested. Information: 802-387-0102 or nextstagearts@gmail.com.

Kids

Preschool Explorers: 10-11:30 a.m., Nature Museum at Grafton, 186 Townshend Road, Grafton. Mighty Acorns Preschool Explorers Club."Big Feet, Little Feet," identify tracks and trails left in the snow or mud; snowshoeing or hiking. Dress for outdoors. For preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their caregivers. Meets third Thursday each month. Members free, non-members $7 per child. Register at 802-843-2111 or at info@nature-museum.org.

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-5 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.

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.

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.

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: 3-9 p.m., Living Memorial Park, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. $5 charge. Hill maintained and operated by Living Memorial Park Snow Sports. Weather permitting. Information: www.vtsnowsports.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.

Gymnastics Registration: 3:30-6 p.m., Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Session III registration. 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 Senior Meal: Noon, Townshend Church, on the Common, Townshend. Dinner for the community. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation: $3 for over 60, $4 for all others. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Blood pressure screening sponsored by VT/NH Visiting Nurse Association. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Townshend Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

LifeSkills Workshop: 1-3 p.m., Turning Point of Windham County, 112 Hardwood Way, Brattleboro. Offered by Turning Point and Phoenix House. Final of four-part series designed to help people job hunting. Information: 802-257-5600.

Fun with French: 2:30 p.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Fun with the language through the use of games, poems, songs and activities. Cost $5. For further information or to enroll: 802-254-6545.

Putney Free Health Clinic: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Putney Medical Office, Main Street, Putney. Free, open to all. Information: Putney Family Services: 802-387-2120.

Coin and Currency Club: 6:30 p.m., at Brattleboro Savings & Loan Assn., 221 Main St. (use the rear door, ring bell). Tri-State Coin & Currency Club. Everyone interested in coins, currency and collectibles, etc., is welcome. Meets third Thursday every month. Buying, selling, trading, sharing knowledge, informal auction. Free attendance. Information: Jim at 802-380-2319 or MrCashMan@hotmail.com.

Dummerston Historians: 7:30 p.m., Dummerston Schoolhouse in Dummerston Center. Annual membership meeting and program of the Dummerston Historical Society. Program: "Old Time Sayings" (colloquialisms). Free. Covered Bridge T-Shirts and 2013 Dummerston Scenes Calendar available. Handicapped accessible, refreshments. All welcome. Information: 802-254-9311.

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 and snow cancellation: 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.

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.

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.

Guilford Food Pantry: 5-6:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Grange, 3490 Guilford Center Road. Pantry is open Thursdays (except the first Thursday of the month).

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 usin 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.

Women’s Spirituality Group: 6-8 p.m., in West Brattleboro. Led by Patty MacDonald, Astrologer/Tarot Reader/Teacher. Sharing stories and spiritual meaning in them. Third Thursday each month. Registration required, 802-732-8004 or toll free at 1-888-772-1395. Women of all ages welcome. Donation, $8.

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: 7:30 a.m., Caring Connections: Advance Health Care Planning; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!: Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Reconciliation; 10:30 a.m., VSBR 2012 Conference Keynote Address; 11:30 a.m., The Rhema Word: Sandy Prediction; 12:15 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Time of Severity; 12:30 p.m., Shut it Down! a Look at the Famed Affinity Group; 2 p.m., Riverbank Church: All I Need for Christmas Pt 3; 2:55 p.m., VYO Chorus and Concert Chorale: Winter Concert; 4:15 p.m., Drift Wars at Okemo Mountain Resort; 4:30 p.m., Vigil for the Homeless: Brattleboro, December 2012; 5 p.m., Vermont Farm to Table Grant Awards; 5:30 p.m., Global Peace Chant; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Vt. Countryside: Jed Davis, Cabot Creamery; 6:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 7 p.m., Zero Waste Central: Cassandra Brush and Colin O’Neil; 7:30 p.m., Soldiers Journal Show: December 2012; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:25 p.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala; 11:30 p.m., Words of Peace: Your Strengths.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 1:30 p.m., Vermont State Board of Education, Pt.1; 5:45 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 8 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 10:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.

Friday

Music/Dance

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.

Winter Solstice Dance: Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. A night of ballroom and Latin dancing presented by Shall We Dance Brattleboro. 7-8 p.m., a waltz dance lesson taught. 8-10 p.m., Open dancing. Refreshments. Cost for dance and lesson: Singles, $8; couples, $15; teens and seniors, $5. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

BMC Chamber Music Series: 7:30 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Rubens Quartet. Brattleboro Music Center Chamber Music Series presents Sarah Kapustin and Tali Goldberg, violins; Roeland Jagers and Dimitri Murrath, violas; Joachim Eijlander and Judith Serkin, cellos. Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132; Brahms String Sextet in G Major, Op. 36. Tickets ($30, $20, $10) call the BMC, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

Theater

Live Theater: 7:30 p.m., in the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, 139 Main St., Brattleboro. Vermont Theatre Company presents "The Woman in Black," a Gothic thriller based on the novel by Susan Hill. Admission: General, $12; seniors and students, $10. For reservations: 802-258-1344 or vtcreservations@gmail.com. Information: vermonttheatrecompany.com.

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.

KidsPLAYce: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Indoor play space and discover center. 10:30-11 a.m., Healthy Snack and Story from the Co-Op. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. Children, $6; under 6 months free. Information: 802-254-5212.

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.

PJ Shabbat: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Area Jewish Community’s Synagogue, 151 Greenleaf St., West Brattleboro. Children invited to wear their pajamas and come with their parents to welcome Shabbat with blessings, songs, stories and a sweet treat. Appropriate for children ages 5 and younger. Information: bajcvermont.org.

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.

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: 3-9 p.m., Living Memorial Park, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. $5 charge. Hill maintained and operated by Living Memorial Park Snow Sports. Weather permitting. Information: www.vtsnowsports.org.

Meals

Congregate Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Menu: French toast, home fries, sausage, fruit, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Menu: Easy chicken bake and biscuits, and Vermont maple carrot cake. Library books available. Blood pressures taken. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Information: 802-254-9774.

Halifax Senior Meal: Noon, at Halifax Community Hall, at the intersection of Brook and Branch roads in West Halifax. Menu: Meatballs, gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls, and a dessert. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. All seniors welcome. Reservations appreciated: Joan, 802-368-7733.

Miscellaneous

Third Friday Art Walk: 5-8 p.m., Bellows Falls. Sponsored by the Village Square Booksellers and the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce of Bellows Falls. Stroll through art galleries, shops and art venues of Bellows Falls, for art, music and literary events. Information: 802-463-9404.

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: 10 a.m.-5 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.

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.