Saturday February 2, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

Tri-State Dance: 7-11 p.m., ELLM Hall, Durkee Street, Winchester, N.H. Featuring live music by Borrowed Time. Hosted by the Monadnock-Tri State Dance Club. Information: 802-722-9205 or 603-357-0794. Kids

Bring Your Child to the Library Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Discover the library, puzzles, games; Lego Club, and facepainting, 1- p.m. Under 7 accompanied by adult. Information: 802-463-4270.

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. From 1-3 p.m., Learn to play chess with Matti Salminen. 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.

Outdoors/Recreation

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.

Meals

Bean Supper: 5-6:30 p.m., United Church of Winchester, Main Street, Winchester, N.H. Served family style. Cost: Adults, $8; children, $3; family, up to 5 members, $20. Information: 603-239-4465. No advanced ticket sales. Handicapped accessible.

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

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 farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Tax Hike Discussion: 1 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, in the Parlor, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. Construction Bond and Tax Hike. Brattleboro residents who have some time and energy are invited to discuss ways of reversing the $14 million Expansion (construction) Bond and tax hike. Sponsored by Brattleboro Common Sense. Information: 802-257-4995.

Ongoing Events

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: 10 a.m.-4 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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7:30 a.m., Liberty TV; 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., The Rhema Word: Sandy Prediction; 9:35 a.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: The Chick Pea; 9:55 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 10:25 a.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala; 12:30 p.m., Words of Peace: This Clay Pot; 1 p.m., Hunger Free Vermont: Applying for 3SquaresVT, Nutrition Education; 1:30 p.m., Dummerston Conservation Commission: Chris Petrak, Winter Birds; 2:50 p.m., Shantytowns of Brattleboro; 3 p.m., History of Vermont Healthcare Reform; 4:05 p.m., Mahalo Arts Center Presents: The Source; 4:28 p.m., Riverbank Church: The Wonder Years; 5 p.m., Community Medical School: Personalized Medicine, The Biological Basis Part 2; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., VYO: Orchestra Chorus Palooza 2012; 7:45 p.m., Shantytowns of Brattleboro; 8 p.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala; 10:05 p.m., Mahalo Arts Center Presents: The Source; 10:30 p.m., Holistically Speaking: Organic Farming in Vermont; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9 a.m., Rep. Peter Welch: Vermont’s Telecommunications Infrastructure; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., BUHS Boys Basketball vs Windsor; 12 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Special Mtg: Town Mtg Articles; 6 p.m., Education-Join the Conversation: Lunch Programs; 6:30 p.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 8:56 p.m., Vermont Mayors Coalition on Gun Control; 9:30 p.m., James Maroney-Vermont’s Land Use Regulations, Act 250; 11:05 p.m., Vermont School Boards Press Conference on Education Transformation.

Sunday

Music/Dance

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: marcellaeversole@yahoo.com or http://tinyurl.com/7gxsgng.

Jazz Jam: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Facilitated by Jamie MacDonald. For instrumentalists and singers to play and learn bebop, standards, or other jazz music. All levels welcome. First Sunday each month. Information: www.openmusicollective.org.

Music for a Sunday Afternoon: 3 p.m., Ragle Hall, Serkin Center for Performing Arts, Marlboro College, in Marlboro. Renana Gutman piano; Tessa Lark, violin; and Alice Yoo, cello; perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat major, op. 1, no. 1 and Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, op. 99. No charge. In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line: 802-451-7151.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Cathy Jay of Keene, N.H. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Brattleboro Balkan Dance: 7-10 p.m., at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Live music by Xopo. Line and circle dances from the Balkans. All levels welcome; free beginners’ session at 6:30 p.m. Play along with Xopo at 8 p.m., musicians and singers invited. Bring clean, soft soled shoes and water bottle. Suggested donation $12. Information: 802-257-9513 or rachelleackerman@yahoo.com.

Kids

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.

Outdoors/Recreation

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.

Meals

Super Bowl Sunday Breakfast: 7-11 a.m., Chesterfield School, Route 63, Chesterfield, N.H. Menu: Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, English muffins, cereal, juice, coffee and milk. Tickets $7, under 6 free. Hosted by the Chesterfield Lions Club. Benefit Lions Scholarship Fund. Information: www.nhlions.org/chesterfield.

Miscellaneous

Sitting and Walking Meditation Practice: 10 a.m.-noon, Vermont Insight Meditation Center, Neighbor’s Hall, Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Led by Claire Stanley. Her talk will be on skillful means of letting go, "Letting Go of the Inner Critic."

Ongoing Events

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.

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Holistically Speaking: Organic Farming in Vermont; 7:30 a.m., VYO: Orchestra Chorus Palooza 2012; 9:10 a.m., Dummerston Conservation Commission: Chris Petrak, Winter Birds; 10:30 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: A World Without Christmas; 11:55 a.m., Riverbank Church: The Wonder Years; 12:30 p.m., The Puzzle of New England Predators, with John Foster; 2 p.m., Ceremony for Departed Comrades: Brattleboro Post 5; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Coma Club: Episode 1; 6:45 p.m., Shantytowns of Brattleboro; 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., 1st Wednesdays: The Memoir Boom with Irene Kacandes; 9:34 p.m., Mahalo Arts Center Presents: The Source; 10 p.m., 2012 Vermont Arts Council Awards Gala.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Brattleboro Special Selectboard Mtg.; 8 a.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 9 a.m., Under The Golden Dome; 9:27 a.m., Brattleboro Housing Authority Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 1 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 3:30 p.m., BUHS Girls Basketball vs. Otter Valley; 5 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg., Meeting Warrants, Town Plan; 11 p.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.