Thursday February 21, 2013

Today Brattleboro Winter Carnival

-- 9 a.m., Mount Snow Carnival Ski Day. Stop by Recreation & Parks Office, 207 Main St. for $49 per person voucher.

-- 9 a.m.-noon, "Friends Ski/Snowshoe Free" at the Brattleboro Outing Club. Information: 802-254-4081.

-- 10 a.m., Children’s Concert with Dino Man, at Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., second floor gym, all seats $3, 60 and over free.

-- Winter Carnival Movies at Latchis Theatre, all seats $1. 11 a.m., "Frankenweenie"; 11:15 a.m., "Brave"; and 11:30 a.m., "Wreck-It Ralph." Information: 802-246-1500.

-- 11:30 a.m., "Grand Day" Lunch at the Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Must be with someone 60 or older. $2.50 for children, $6 for adults, seniors 60 and up suggested donation $3.50. Reservations: 802-257-7570. Lunch at noon.

-- 1-2:30 p.m., Co-op Cooking Classes, Food Art. To register call 802-246-2842, free.

-- 1-4 p.m., Sleigh/Hay Rides at Fairwinds Farm on Upper Dummerston Road, Adults $6, 12 under $4.

7-11 p.m., Teen Dance at the Boys & Girls Club with The Keystone Club DJ grades 7-12, $5. Refreshments available. Co-sponsored by The Boys & Girls Club.

-- For further information, visit: www.brattleborowintercarnival.org or call the Winter Carnival Hotline at 802-348-1956.

Music/Dance

International Gentle Folk Dancing: 4-5:30 p.


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m., Putney Cares Activity Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Thursdays. Sessions run 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.

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

Benefit Showing: 7 p.m., Bellows Falls Opera House Cinema, 7 Square, Bellows Falls. "E.T." to be shown. Benefit for the Greater Falls Warming Shelter. Hosted by the Classic Film Series. Information: 802-463-3964, ext. 120.

Special Screening: 7 p.m., Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Next Stage Arts presents the third film in its "Reeling in American Music" series, Martin Scorsese’s seminal concert film "The Last Waltz" featuring The Band. Full surround sound. Musician and historian Louis Erlanger to lead discussion following the film. $5 suggested donation. Information: nextstagearts.org or 802-387-0102.

Kids

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.

Baby Story Time: 10:30 a.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. For up to 24 months. Free. Information: 802-463-4270.

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.

Lectures

Meditation Talk: 7:30 p.m., Shambhala Meditation Center, 28 Williams St., (Whetstone Studio for the Arts building), Brattleboro. Talk: "Contentment and Discontentment in Everyday Life" by Joe Arak. Discussion follows. All welcome. Information: 802-257-1984.

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. 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

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, The Townshend Church. Sponsored by Senior Solutions. Suggested donation $3 for over 60 years, $4 for all others. Free blood pressure screening from 11:30 a.m., provided by Visiting Nurses of VT/NH. Everyone welcome.

Miscellaneous

Free Tax Assistance: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bellows Falls Senior Center, 3 Hyde St. For appointment, call 802-463-3907. Offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program.

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.

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.

Guilford Pre-Town Meeting and Meet the Candidates: 7 p.m., Broad Brook Grange, Guilford Center. School Board and Selectboard present their budgets and answer questions about proposed articles. Meet the candidates for town and school boards, including possible write-in candidates. Refreshments. Sponsored by the Grange.

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).

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.

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., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Downstairs, Room B, on back, right, through the Maple Cafe.

Al-Anon AFG: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Center, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro.

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., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 7:30 a.m., Holistically Speaking: Ep. 35, Merging Technolgied: The New Global Shaman; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: The Place of His Presence Pt. 2; 10:30 a.m., Think Local: The Case of Bradley Manning, U.S. Army Private; 11 a.m., The Rhema Word; 11:30 a.m., Chiho Kaneko Eyewitness Report from Fukushima; 1:15 p.m., Northern Roots at McNeill’s Brewery; 1:30 p.m., For the Animals: Angelike Contis Muttumentary; 2 p.m., Comm. Med. School: It’s Personal, Individualized Treatment for Cancer and Cardiovascular Care; 3 p.m., Words of Peace: A Simple Song; 3:30 p.m., Think Local: The Prevalence of Drones; 4 p.m., Dear Pina: A Tribute to the late German Choreographer Pina Bausch; 5 p.m., Holistically Speaking: Ep. 35, Merging Technolgied: The New Global Shaman; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 6:30 p.m., The Life and Times of Thelonius Monk; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., Northern Roots Music Festival ‘13; 11:40 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Gathering of Abundance.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Windham County Legislators Breakfast; 8:15 a.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., Montpelier Connection: Webcast- Rep Tristan Toleno; 10:30 a.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Mtg.; 2 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 4 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Meeting.; 5 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.; 6:45 p.m., Montpelier Connection: Webcast- Rep Tristan Toleno; 7 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 9:30 p.m., Windham County Legislators Breakfast; 10:45 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 11:20 p.m., Putney 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.

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., A Salsa, LA Smooth Style dance lesson taught. 8-10 p.m., Open dancing. Refreshments. Cost: Singles, $8; couples, $15; teens and seniors, $5. Information: Ray, 802-579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Concert and Pizza: 7:30 p.m., The West Townshend Store, Route 30, West Townshend. Concert with the Town Hall Boys. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Pizza available.

Theater

Youth Theater: 4 and 7 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. NEYT Junior Company presents "Ferdinand the Bull," adapted and directed by Peter Gould. Cost: $8 for students, $10 for seniors and $12 for adults. Information: www.neyt.org or 802-246-6398.

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.

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., Story and Healthy Snack provided by the Brattleboro Food 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.

Game Night: 5:30 p.m., Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Ages 13 and up. Information: 802-463-4270.

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.

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.

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: Whole wheat pancakes, syrup, sausage, fruit, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

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.

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.