Friday March 1, 2013

Friday, March 1 Music/Dance

NEYT Mentors Cabaret: 7 p.m., New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. NEYT Mentors show off their skills with cabaret performance. $10, includes free milk and cookies. Information: www.neyt.org.

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., Waltz 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.

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., 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.

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: Cheese omelets with tomatoes, onions and peppers, home fries, fruit salad, muffin, yogurt, juice. Suggested donation for seniors over 60, $3.50. All others, $6. Information: 802-257-1236.

Guilford Senior Lunch: Noon, Guilford Community Church. Hosted by the Guilford Golden Agers. Menu: Spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread, apple crisp with ice cream. Suggested donation: $3, seniors; $4 for non-seniors. Blood pressures taken by Guilford Cares. Library books available. Information: 802-254-9774.

Athens Community Supper: 6 p.m., in the basement of Athens Community Church. Sponsored by Grafton Cares. First Friday of the month. No charge, but donations welcome. Information: Dennis and Karen, 802-869-2674.

Miscellaneous

Blood Pressure Clinic: 11:30 a.m.-noon, Guilford Community Church. Sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vt. & N.H.

Gallery Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., (official hours, some vary), downtown Brattleboro and nearby locations. Monthly art walk with artists’ receptions, live music, special events, art sales and more. Free. Information: Joy Wallens-Penford, 802-257-2616, info@GalleryWalk.org or www.GalleryWalk.org.

Crafter’s Corridor Opening: Noon-8:30 p.m., 24 High St., in the Midtown Mall, Brattleboro (the corridor to the Back Side Café.) Windham County Artisans display works. Refreshments and music.

Know Your Library: Noon, Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Tours and Tips for New and Experienced Library Users with reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh. Tour of the first floor and mezzanine; catalog search demo. First Friday of every month. Meet at the Reference Desk; no registration required. Information: 802-254-5290 ext. 109 or asklibrarian@brooks.lib.vt.us.

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.

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

BCTV

Brattleboro Channel 8: 8 a.m., Democracy Now!; 9 a.m., Tales From The Working Landscape Episode 5: Beth Kennett; 9:44 a.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Gathering of Abundance; 10 a.m., First Baptist Church of Brattleboro, Service; 10:45 a.m., People’s Budget Address: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 11 a.m., Riverbank Church: Message; 12 p.m., Landmark College: Dr. Fritz Engstrom; 1:30 p.m., Dear Pina: A Tribute to the late German Choreographer Pina Bausch; 2:30 p.m., Common Good Vermont: Vermont Nonprofit Legislative Day 2013 Panel 1; 4 p.m., Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: John Stark, Enigmatic Revolutionary; 5:27 p.m., Mike’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live Weekend Report; 6 p.m., BUHS TV News 2013; 6:30 p.m., Northern Roots Music Festival ‘13; 8:44 p.m., Sufi Wisdom Series: Gathering of Abundance; 9 p.m., Al Jezeera News; 9:30 p.m., Landmark College: Dr Fritz Engstrom; 11 p.m., Women’s Film Festival 2013, Coming Attractions; 11:30 p.m., Words of Peace: You, Being Alive.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 8:30 a.m., Leland and Gray School Board Mtg.; 9:25 a.m., Montpelier Connection: 2013 Session Webcasts; 9:49 a.m., Mike’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 9:52 a.m., Penny Wilson’s Oral Health Story: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 9:58 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:15 a.m., BUHS TV Live; 11 a.m., The David Pakman Show; 12 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 2:30 p.m., LWV Selectboard Candidate Forum; 4:30 p.m., Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.; 7 p.m., People’s Budget Address: A Vermont Workers Center Short; 7:15 p.m., BUHS Girls Varsity Basketball vs. MAU, Live; 9 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg.; 11:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.

Saturday, March 2

Music/Dance

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

Piano Concert: 7:30 p.m., Immanuel Episcopal Church, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Oni Buchanan, pianist, performs "Looking Glass Music: Reflection & Resonance." Presented by Stone Church Arts. Admission: Adults, $20; seniors and children under 12, $15 at the door. Tickets: Village Square Booksellers, Bellows Falls); Brattleboro Books and www.brattleborotix.com or at the door. Information: www.stonechurcharts.org or 802-463-3100.

Theater

Women’s Freedom Center Benefit: 8 p.m., Ragle Hall, Marlboro College. Reading of Eve Ensler’s "The Vagina Monologues." Presented by Marlboro College. Benefit for the Women’s Freedom Center in Brattleboro. Suggested donation: General, $10; Marlboro College students, $5. Reservations: Stefanie at sashlyn@marlboro.edu. Information: 802-251-7644.

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.

Outdoors/Recreation

Youth Ice Fishing Day: Hunt’s Meadow setback, on Route 142 just south of Morningside Commons traffic light, Brattleboro. Sportsmen Inc. club members will be on the ice with equipment, minnows and holes drilled. Learn to ice fish. Hot cocoa. Free. Licenses not required for children. Dress warm and wear boots. Further information, call Lee at 802-258-4709. Sponsored by Sportsmen Inc., a local hunting, fishing, shooting club.

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.

Backcountry Snowshoe Exploration: 10 a.m., meet at the Kilbourne Road Trailhead, Pisgah State Park, Chesterfield, N.H. Two- to three-hour "sturdy" snowshoe loop hike. Sponsored by the Chesterfield Conservation Commission. Directions: Route 63 toward Hinsdale from Route 9 in Chesterfield for 4.5 miles, trailhead on left. No dogs. Information: Tom, 603-256-6082.

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: 10 a.m.-4 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.

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

Chili Cook-Off: 1-3 p.m., at the Millstream Community Center, 19 Main St., Hinsdale, N.H. Entries must be at the Center no later than 12:30 p.m. To register for contest, call the Hinsdale Community Coalition office at 603-336-6135 or Liz Boggio at 603-336-5104. Door prizes, music and trophies. Free, all welcome.

Sugar-on-Snow Supper: Broad Brook Grange, Guilford Center Seatings: 5, 6, 7 p.m. Menu: Ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, potato salad, coleslaw, rolls, sugar on snow, doughnuts, pickles, coffee, tea or milk. Cost: Adults, $10; ages 5-12, $5; 4 and under, $2. Reservations: 802-257-0288. Directions: From Rte. 5, right on Guilford Center Road, 4 miles to the Grange.

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. Proceeds to fund church missions. Information: 603-239-4465. No advanced ticket sales. Handicapped accessible.

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.

Exhibit Opening: 1-3 p.m., Crowell Gallery of the Moore Free Library, Newfane. Ester Fielding of Marlboro displays her lifetime of works in watercolor, oils and printmaking. Exhibit celebrates her 85th birthday in March. On display during March.

BMAC Awards Ceremony: 1 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. Vermont’s Creative Youth Scholastic Art & Writing Award winners. Keynote speaker Hilary Price, creator of the syndicated comic strip "Rhymes with Orange." Information: 802-257-0124 or www.brattleboromuseum.org.

Circus Spectacular: 7:30 p.m., Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. High flying trapeze, aerial silks, partner balancing, juggling, comedy and more. Fundraiser for the New England Center for Circus Arts. Guests from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., Cirque Eloize and Cirque Le Masque, and professional performers from the school. Tickets $10-$50 at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. Information: 802-254-9780.

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.

Sunday, March 3

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.

Classical Music for a Sunday Afternoon: 3 p.m., Ragle Hall, Marlboro College. A selection of music by mostly French composers performed by Robert Merfeld, piano; Bayla Keyes, violin; and Judith Serkin on cello. Presented by Marlboro College. Free. Public welcome.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Flo Lockerby and Lucia Wilson and guests. 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., Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. Live music by Xopo. Line and circle dances. All levels welcome; 6:30 p.m., free beginner teaching session. Play along with Xopo, musicians and singers may sit in for two tunes around 8 p.m. All instruments and voices welcome. 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

Skiing/Snowboarding at the Park: Noon-4 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.

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

Free Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Homemade shepherd’s pie, tossed salad with dressing, bread, applesauce, choice of beverage, and Jell-O or pudding with whipped cream. For a ride or further information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church’s Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

Miscellaneous

Community Center Benefit: 12:27 p.m., Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., off Route 30, West Dummerston. Annual Pampered Chef event. Hosted by Kim Martin. New spring products, recipes, demonstrations; hands-on cooking. Benefit for the Community Center. Information: Kim at 802-257-8602, Jean at 802-254-912, or Ann at 802-254-2415.

Circus Spectacular: 1 p.m., Latchis Theater, 50 Main St., Brattleboro. High flying trapeze, aerial silks, partner balancing, juggling, comedy and more. Fundraiser for the New England Center for Circus Arts. Guests from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., Cirque Eloize and Cirque Le Masque, and professional performers from the school. Tickets $10-$50 at www.necenterforcircusarts.org. Information: 802-254-9780.

Pruning Workshop: 1-3:30 p.m,., Hollyhock Farm, 10 Old Stage Road, Putney. Dan and Gay Foster to offer a workshop, "Reclaiming Your Overgrown Orchard: Pruning Long-Neglected Apple Trees." Part of the Transition Putney reskilling series. Workshop fee $25, no one turned away for inability to pay. Information: 802-387-4661.

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.