Monday February 25, 2013

Today Dance

West Coast Swing Classes: Putney Community Center, 10 Christian Square, Putney. Mondays through March 4. Drop-ins $15. Includes half hour practice after each class. Classes: 6-7 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Taught by Beth Duryea and Andre Russo.

Kids

Parent/Tot Open Gym: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Department, Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. 10-11:45 a.m., infant through kindergarten. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Movin’ Into Music: 10-10:45 a.m., in Brattleboro. Music & Movement. Sing, dance, clap, tap and make believe. For children 1-5 years and their caregivers. Led by Annie Frelich. Ongoing classes, join any time. Fee. Contact the Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523, or bmcvt.org.

Rhyme and Story Hour: 10:30 a.m., Whitingham Free Public Library. Songs, rhymes, stories and crafts for toddlers and preschoolers. Parents and infants welcome. Information: 802-368-7506.

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.

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

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.

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: Yoga 12:30-1:10 p.m.; Zumba 5:15-6:15 p.m.; Running Fist Kung Fu, 6-8 p.m.; Women’s Basketball pickup games, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Information: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks Dept., 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

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

Crèche Display: More than 1,000 sets of Nativity scenes. Final week. Located in Guilford. Call Shirley Squires to set up an appointment: 802-254-2696. All welcome.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Noon-1:30 p.m., Vernon Town Office. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Free Tax Assistance: Two locations: 1-4 p.m., Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. For appointment, call from 9 a.m.-noon, 802-257-7570. Also, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at VFW, 40 Black Mountain Road, Brattleboro, call 802-257-9509 for an appointment. Both offered by AARP Tax-Aide Program.

Ongoing Events

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.

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

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.

Healing Discussion Group: 5:30-7 p.m., Sojourns Community Health Clinic, 4923 U.S. Route 5, Westminster. Living Life Now! For anyone with cancer. Meets every Monday. Information: 802-722-4023.

Depression Support: 5:30 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling depressed, isolated or afraid. Information: 413-824-6381 or 802-368-7561.

Vipassana Group Sitting: 5:30 p.m., Mondays, in Brattleboro. In the tradition of S. N. Goenka. Contact: jjjonas@sover.net or 802-869-3246.

Turning Point Board: 5:45-7:30 p.m., held at Tyler Conference Room, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Turning Point of Windham County’s monthly board meeting. A recovery center. Public welcome. Fourth Monday each month. Information: 802-257-5600.

Food Pantry: 6-7:30 p.m., Townshend Church, on the Common, Route 30. For anyone who needs food assistance. Information: 802-365-4321.

Parents Together Support Group: 6-7:30 p.m., childcare included. For location and registration: Noreen Oles at 802-254-6686.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: (12-step group), Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B, off Cafeteria. Information: 802-258-0077.

Lupus Support Group of Southeastern Vermont: No meeting at this time. Contact: Lupus Foundation, 802-244-5988.

Self-Healing Program: 6-8 p.m., ongoing on Mondays in Putney. Healing Trauma Without the Drama: Using Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Intuitive Inquiry for self-healing. Led by Seth Lepore, EFT Cert-I. Fee. Information: 802-275-7262 or classes@practicalhealings.com to pre-register.

Bereaved Parents Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m., Brattleboro Area Hospice, 191 Canal St., Brattleboro. Second and fourth Mondays. Led by Lynn Martin. Information: 802-257-0775.

Benefit Bingo: 6:30 p.m., above People’s United Bank, on the Square, Bellows Falls. Every Monday. 5 p.m., Doors open. 6 p.m., Early bird games. 20-game format specials, U-Pick-Em, winner take all, progressive jackpot. Food and beverages available for purchase. Free coffee. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus in Bellows Falls, Council No. 753, benefit for local charities.

Support for Discouraged: 7 p.m., each Monday, Healing Grace Ministries, 55 Marlboro Road, West Brattleboro. Free. For anyone feeling discouraged, unfocused, or overwhelmed. Information: 413-824-6381, 802-368-7561 or healingwaters55@yahoo.com.

Meditation: 7-9 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney, just north of Basketville. Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community. Sharing group in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Newcomers welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Information: Richard Brady, mountainsandriversmc@myfairpoint.net or 802-387-2382.

Co-Dependents Anonymous: 7:15-9 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Room B off cafeteria. Contact: Christin Tandy, 603-358-6261.

Al-Anon: 7:30-8:30 p.m., Newfane Congregational Church, on the Common, Newfane. For friends and relatives of alcoholics. Free. Information: 866-972-5266; also, 7:30-9 p.m., in the Parsonage, United Church of Winchester, 97 Main St., Winchester, N.H.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 7 a.m., Community Medical School: Organ Transplants Pt.1; 8 a.m., Democracy Now! Live; 9 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: A Wise and Willing People; 10:30 a.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health; 11 a.m., The Rhema Word; 11:30 a.m., From the BCTV Archives: The BCTV Jazz Cruise 1996; 1:15 p.m., Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast- Selectboard Candidates; 2 p.m., Northern Roots Music Festival ‘13; 4:10 p.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 4:30 p.m., Women’s Film Festival 2013, Coming Attractions; 5 p.m., Words of Peace: You, Being Alive; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Let’s Talk About Mental Health Live; 7 p.m., Resources for Hearing Loss, Subtitled Version; 7:30 p.m., Equilibrium; 8 p.m., Democracy Now!; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., 10th Annual Collegiate A Cappella Concert: Latchis.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 7 a.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 9:35 a.m., Governor Peter Shumlin: Press Conference at Trinity Children’s Center; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show- From This Week; 12 p.m., BUHS Board Annual Mtg.; 1:16 p.m., Mike’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 1:19 p.m., The Union Is Us: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 1:30 p.m., Leland and Gray School Board Mtg.; 2:28 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 3 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Meeting.; 3:47 p.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 3:55 p.m., Livable Wage Forum; 5:30 p.m., State House Coverage, Joint House Committee Hearing, Climate Change; 7:31 p.m., Mike’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 7:34 p.m., The Union Is Us: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 7:44 p.m., Sen. Sanders Climate Legislation Press Conference; 8:30 p.m., LWV Selectboard Candidate Forum; 10:30 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 11:17 p.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 11:30 p.m., Governor Peter Shumlin: Press Conference at Trinity Children’s Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Music/Dance

Foxtrot Dance Series: Brattleboro Ballroom at the Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Technique, step patterns, partnership, dance etiquette. Third week of five-week series. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Beginners; 7:30-8:30 p.m., Intermediate. Cost: $40 per series; $60 both classes. Drop-in: $10; $15 for both classes. Carry dance shoes. Offered by Shall We Dance? To register or for information: 802 579-9990; ray@shallwedance.biz.

Film

Debt Documentary Film: Noon-3 p.m., in the Parlor, Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro. "In Debt We Trust," sponsored by the Peace and Justice Committee. Potluck followed by film and discussion. Two soups and beverages provided. Bring sandwich. Film about corporate culture promoting loans and credit cards and other factors promoting high levels of debt.

Documentary Film/Panel Discussion: 7 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, Meeting Room, second floor, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. "Half the Sky." 42 min. screening. Discussion of forced intergenerational prostitution in India. Moderated by Charles Kroll, PhD in Literature. Part of Vermont Public Television’s Community Cinema. Hosted by the Library. Information: 802-254-5290.

Kids

Preschool Playgroup: 9:30-11 a.m., Saxtons River Elementary School, in the gym. Birth to age 5. For children and their parents or caregivers. Snacks, stories and seasonally-themed activities. Information: Tracy Binet-Perrin, 603-762-5069.

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.

Playgroup: 10-11:30 a.m., Athens Community Church. Free and open to ages 0-5. Led by Early Education Outreach Coordinator. Information: 802-258-1673.

Creative Arts Open Hearts: 10:30-11:30 a.m., KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro. A literacy-based class that helps children learn reading readiness skills in a fun, whole body experience. Led by Su Eaton of Peaceable Village. For infants to age 5 and caregivers. $15 for child with adult, $5 each additional child. To register or information: 802-254-5212.

Storytime: 10:45 a.m., Guilford Free Library, Guilford. Cathi Wilken or Laura Lawson Tucker present a program of songs, fingerplays, books and activities for babies, toddlers and older siblings. No charge. Information: 802-254-6545.

Infant/Toddler Social Time: 11 a.m., Putney Public Library. Every Tuesday. For parents and caregivers of children under 2. Information: 802-387-4407.

Boys & Girls Club: Noon-6 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Programs, activities, special events and use of facilities available for 10-18 year olds. 6-9 p.m., The Junction, Older youth drop-in, 15-22 years old. Information: 802-254-5990.

Outdoors/Recreation

Gentle Yoga for Seniors: 9-10 a.m., Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Tuesdays, $7 per class, with Eva Greene. Classes focus on alignment, balance, and self-acceptance. Information: 802-387-2125.

Fitness at the Rec: Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St., Brattleboro. Ongoing: 12:10-1:10 p.m., Pilates; 6-8 p.m., Running Fist Kung Fu; 7-9 p.m., Adult indoor soccer. 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 7-12. Information: 802-254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.

Qi Gong in Putney: 4:30-6 p.m., second floor

above Front Porch Cafe, in the center of Putney. Learn simple self healing exercises to improve health. Benefit from group healing energy. Tuesdays. Fee. Information or to register: bonniebloom1@gmail.com.

Meals

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

Putney Congregate Lunch: Noon-2 p.m., Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill Road, Putney. Menu: Shepherd’s pie (or vegetarian alternative), rolls, mashed butternut squash, apple crisp, coffee and tea. Seniors and their friends and neighbors welcome. For reservations: 802-387-5593, or putneycares@svcable.net.

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.

GMO Public Forum: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Marlboro Grad Center, 28 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Vermont Right to Know GMOs, Public Forum on State Legislation to Label Genetically Engineered Foods. Information: Tim Stevenson, info@postoilsolutions.org. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions, Brattleboro Food Coop, Putney Food Coop.

Ongoing Events

Windham County Heat Fund: For those either not eligible for current fuel assistance programs or who run out of their assistance allotments. No overhead, all money received goes to buying fuel. Families are presently on the waiting list. Send a tax deductible donation to Windham County Heat Fund, c/o Richard Davis, 679 Weatherhead Hollow Road, Guilford, VT 05301 or visit Brattleboro Savings & Loan Assn., 221 Main St. to donate directly.

Meditation Sittings: Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 7-7:45 a.m., in the Neighbor’s Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information and snow cancellation: 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.

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.

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: Noon, Retreat Healthcare, conference room of Starting Now, Anna Marsh Lane, Brattleboro. Open meeting with flexible format.

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.

Bereavement Support: Brattleboro Area Hospice, Brattleboro. For anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Information: 802-257-0775.

Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: 5:30-7 p.m., 81 Belmont Ave. Free health care to those without health insurance.

Food Shelf Open: 6-7 p.m., Putney Community Center, Christian Square, Putney. Information or to donate: 802-387-8551.

German Lesson/Conversation: Community Room, Dover Free Library. Weekly German Club hosted by the Library. 6:30 p.m., beginners’ lesson. 7 p.m., Fluent speakers and beginners participate in social conversational German. Information: 802-348-7488.

Overeaters Anonymous: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Brew Barry Conference Center 2, 17 Belmont Ave., Brattleboro. Information: Jain, 802-251-0331.

Paths to Recovery Al-Anon: 6:30-7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Deerfield Valley Health Center, junction Rt. 9 West and Rt. 100 South, Wilmington.

Meditation: 7-8 p.m., Putney Friends Meeting House, Route 5, Putney. Awakening Through Love, weekly mediation group. Teaching followed by guided meditation. All welcome. Led by Julie Forsythe, a Guiding Teacher in the Foundation for Active Compassion. Handicapped accessible. Every Tuesday.

Augustine (SLAA) Fellowship: Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Tyler Conference Room. Information: 802-236-0096 or gordonslaa@yahoo.com.

Nar-Anon Family Groups: 7-8:30 p.m., Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, 17 Belmont Ave., Meeting Room B in the Cafeteria, Brattleboro. For friends and loved ones of drug abusers. Meets every other Tuesday. Information: Susan, 802-257-6915.