Saturday April 27, 2013

Today

Music/Dance

Benefit Relay for Life: 7-11 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles, Chickering Drive, Brattleboro. "Dance Into Spring" with Wyld Nightz Band playing classic rock for dancing. Cost $10. Team Christopher, named for Chris Wilson of Newfane. Raffle, food, cash bar. Wear purple to be entered in drawing. Tickets: Baker's, Newfane Greenhouse and at the door.

Classic Rock ‘n' Roll: 7-11 p.m., Rick's Tavern, Route 30, Newfane. Free. Brattlyn Brothers featuring Kevin Parry, Joe Santry, Ken Storey and Rich Mayer, perform. Information: 802-365-4310 or www.kevinparrymusic.com.

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

Blanche Moyse Chorale: 7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 190 Main St., Brattleboro. Chorale to present J.S. Bach, BWV 232, B-minor Mass, with the Strathmere Festival Orchestra. Directed by Mary Westbrook-Geha, conductor. 5:30 p.m., lecture at Brattleboro Music Center. Tickets: General, $20; preferred seating, $40 preferred seating. Information: Brattleboro Music Center, 802-257-4523 or bmcvt.org.

Contra Dance: 8-10:30 p.m., Pierce's Hall, East Putney. 7:30 p.m., Beginners' workshop.


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Jim Fownes, caller. Amy Cann and the All Comers Band. No partner necessary. Suggested donation, $7. Information: 802-387-5357. Theater

Actors Theatre Auditions: 9:30 a.m., Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Community Meeting Room (back door), 221 Main St., Brattleboro. Auditions for Actors Theatre Playhouse's 2013 Ten Minute Play Festival; 7 plays, 7 directors, and 18 parts. Information: Burt Tepfer, tepfam@myfairpoint.net; Mike Jerald, michaeljerald@yahoo.com.

Kids

KidsPLAYce Free Day: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 20 Elliot St., under Hotel Pharmacy, Brattleboro. Su Eaton to host spring themed activities. 10 a.m., Songs and spring hats; 10:30 a.m., Polliwog song and craft; 11 am., Story and butterfly dancing, songs. Children 0-8 years and adult companion. 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

Audubon Bird Walk: 8 a.m., meet at Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro. "Bird Watching Along the Connecticut." Led by Al and Barb Merritt. Sponsored by Southeastern Vermont Audubon Society.

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.

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

Spring Jumble Sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St, Brattleboro. Clothing and accessories, toys, books, household items, games. Sponsored by the church's Department of Mission and Service.

Swap Program: 8:30 a.m.-noon, Windham Solid Waste Management District Swap Program, on Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro. Open every Saturday. Information: windhamsolidwaste.org or e-mail swapshop@windhamsolidwaste.org.

Spring Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Drive, off Putney Road, Brattleboro. New and used clothing. Take what you need, pay what you can. Benefit for local and Methodist Mission needs. Sponsored by the United Methodist Women. Handicapped accessible. Information: 802-254-4218 or fumc@sover.net.

Drug Take Back Day: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sponsored by the Windham County Sheriff's Dept. Safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription medications. Locations will be: Brattleboro, Bellows Falls and Dover Police Department; Sheriff's Dept. in Newfane; and Vt. State Police Barracks in West Brattleboro. Information: WindhamRx.org or 802-365-4942.

Mary's Closet: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 880 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Local thrift shop with new selection of women's and men's clothing.

Guilford Book Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Guilford Community Church, UCC, 38 Church Drive, Guilford, turn left after Guilford Country Store. Excellent selection of current books. Fundraiser to help the church to continue to support many human service organizations, both locally and globally.

Big Spring Book Sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Sponsored by Friends of Brooks Memorial Library. Sale continues through April 30 during library hours. Hundreds of good books still available. Information: 802-254-5290.

Open House: 10 a.m.-noon, Southern Vermont Therapeutic Riding Center, Newfane. Watch classes in progress, tour, pet the horses, learn about Equine Assisted Activities. Refreshments. Information: lyoung@sovtrc.org or 802-221-4409.

One-on-One Computer Coaching: Noon-2 p.m., Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St., Brattleboro. Individualized 45-minute sessions that start on the hour with CCV intern. Use library computer or bring own laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Learn new skills. Free. Funded by eVermont and Vermont Community Foundation. Reservations suggested: 802-254-5290 ext. 109.

Opening Reception: 2-4 p.m., Landmark College Art Gallery, Landmark College, Putney. "Reading the Landmark Community," an interactive exhibit written by Landmark College students, faculty, staff and alumni. On display through May 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Information: Christie at cherbert@landmark.edu.

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., St. Michael's Episcopal Church, corner Bradley Avenue and Putney Road, 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., Yellow Barn Presents: Utopia/Euterpe/Dystopia; 10 a.m., Let's Talk About Mental Health; 10:30 a.m., The Glacial Ecology of Dummerston; 11:45 a.m., Boiling: From Sap to Syrup; 12 p.m., Transition Dummerston: Home Energy Challenge; 12:40 p.m., TED Talks: Lawrence Lessig; 1 p.m., Leaks, Lies, and Lawyers, VT Yankee Protest; 3 p.m., Riverbank Church Live; 4 p.m., Living and Dying Interview, Experienced Goods; 4:45 p.m., The Rhema Word; 5:19 p.m., Pets Have Us Talking: Ep. 2 Cleaning Up After Your Pet; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., Al Jazeera News; 6:30 p.m., PTSD: A Personal Story, Tom Smith; 7:46 p.m., Leak, Lies, and Lawyers; 9:30 p.m., Landmark Lecture Series: Dr. Ken Miller, Abandon Darwin? Evolution?; 11 p.m., Gay USA.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg; 1 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg.; 3:30 p.m., Brattleboro DRB Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Jamaica Selectboard Mtg.; 7:30 p.m., Guilford Selectboard Mtg; 10 p.m., UVM and the State of Vermont: Moving Forward on the Shumlin Report; 11:30 p.m., Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg.

Sunday

Music/Dance

Old-Time Gospel Music: 10:30 a.m., Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., West Dummerston, just off Route 30. Guitar and vocals by Gin Mill Bill. No preacher and no preaching. Refreshments. Donations accepted for the Community Center's heating and maintenance fund. Information: Jean, 802-254-9212.

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.

Experimental Music: Noon, The Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill, Studio A-335, Brattleboro. Composer, conductor and instrumentalist Jacob Mashak to lead series on Experimental Music, exploring what it means for music (and all of art) to be experimental. Information: www.openmusicollective.org. Fourth Sunday each month.

Community Circle Dance: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Cilantro and Lucia. Variety of dances. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated, not required. Information: Lucia Wilson, 802-380-3291 or 802-387-3066; or Parker Huber, 802-257-9108.

Deep Blues: 6-8:30 p.m., Barnaby's, 95 Main St., Brattleboro. Sunny Sunday with Sunny Lowdown, accompanied by world-renowned mandolin player, Sunny Highpicker.

Brattleboro Contra Dance: 7 p.m., The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 6:45 p.m., learn basics. Cost: $10; students, seniors, limited income, $7; family with kids, $25. Will Mentor, caller. Rodney Miller and Peter Siegel. Fragrance-free zone. Information: Erich Kruger, 802-380-2807, www.brattcontra.org.

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

Paneurhythmy: 8 a.m., at Living Memorial Park, in the parking lot of Nelson Withington Skating Facility, Guilford Street, Brattleboro. A free interfaith movement practice that celebrates love wisdom and truth. Weather permitting. Information: Rupa Cousins, 802-387-5276.

Meals

Free Community Luncheon: Noon-2 p.m., West Brattleboro Baptist Church, 979 Western Ave., West Brattleboro. Menu: Homemade chicken parmesan, tossed salad, choice of dressing, Italian bread, applesauce, beverage, and fruit cobbler. For a ride or information: 802-257-0187, leave message. Part of the church's Community Outreach Meal Ministry. All welcome.

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 Cheryl Wilfong. Discussion on what the Buddha had to say when he saw the message from the First Heavenly Messenger.

Storytelling Performance: 4 p.m., Oak Grove School, in the Gymnasium, 15 Moreland Ave., Brattleboro. 5:30 p.m., potluck meal. For inter-racial, adoptive and foster families, individuals, and their friends and family. All ages welcome. Stories by Eshu Bumpus, master storyteller. Suggested donation: Adults, $8; youth, $4. Bring dish to share.

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: 8:30 a.m., Riverbank Church Live; 9:30 a.m., The Road to Recovery: Together on Pathways to Wellness; 10 a.m., Words of Peace: Inner Journey Pt 2; 10:30 a.m., Agape Christian Fellowship: Good Friday "The Necessary Cross"; 11:58 a.m., Organic Politics: Taxes; 12:30 p.m., Library Lecture, Undercover with Real Women Spies; 1:30 p.m., Transition Dummerston Energy Challenge; 2:30 p.m., St. Michael's Catholic Church Mass; 3:30 p.m., The Best of the "No Film" Film Festival 2012; 4:30 p.m., Dummerston Conservation Commission: Invasive Insects; 5:45 p.m., 5:45 Live; 6 p.m., The Best of the "No Film" Film Festival 2012; 7 p.m., St. Michael's Catholic Church Mass; 8 p.m., Pets Have Us Talking: Ep. 2 Cleaning Up After Your Pet; 8:30 p.m., Dan Gillmor, Media Futurist and Journalist; 9:55 p.m., Living and Dying Interview #9, Experienced Goods; 10:30 p.m., Vigil in Solidarity with Japan's Nuclear Refugees; 11 p.m., Yellow Barn Presents: Utopia/Euterpe/Dystopia.

Brattleboro Channel 10: 9 a.m., The David Pakman Show, From This Week; 10 a.m., 5:45 Live; 10:30 a.m., Vernon Selectboard Mtg.; 2 p.m., Leland & Gray School Board Mtg.; 4:45 p.m., Townshend Selectboard Mtg.; 6:30 p.m., Putney Selectboard Mtg.; 9 p.m., Dummerston Selectboard Mtg.; 10:30 p.m., Newfane Selectboard Mtg.