CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, January
BRATTLEBORO Karaoke: 7 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) Open to the public. Hosted by Brattleboro Auxiliary. $5 cover charge at door. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-257-0438.
WALPOLE Fred Marple and his humorous "Guide to New England": Fred will engage us with his humorous guide "for locals and people from away." He'll discuss Yankee food, including why we think baked beans and vegetables boiled with a piece of corned beef are fine cooking. He'll examine Yankee fashion, from the ever-present flannel to rummage sale ensembles. Fred will explain life in a small town, where everyone knows your business - often before you do - and he'll describe the people who live there, from the cheapskate native to the affluent transplant. 7 p.m. Presented by the Walpole Historical Society. Free. Walpole Town Hall, Elm St. Information: www.walpolehistory.com.
GREENFIELD Dunham Shoe Factory: Stone Church Arts presents Dunham Shoe Factory, a world music collaboration between Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach, and Dave Haughey. They are a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion, and cello, their music draws from an array of styles including Egyptian, Jazz, Brazilian, Turkish, Classical, Indian music. 7:30 p.m. (Also see 1/11 for alternate location). $20 ($25 at the door). $5 discount for seniors. Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew, 8 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110, www.stonechurcharts.org.
GRAFTON Moonlit Snowshoe Walk: Experience a winter evening using all of your senses as we brave the cold to explore snow covered terrain and, hopefully, hear an owl or two. We'll warm up by a fire with mugs of hot chocolate and share our experiences before we head home for a good night's sleep. 6 - 8 p.m. Snowshoe rentals available at no cost with a ticket. Reservation for snowshoe rentals required (availability w/o a reservation is not guaranteed). $10 in advance, $12 at door. Children: $5/$7. Nature Museum, 186 Townshend Rd. Information: www.nature-museum.org.
BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. every Friday. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212, email@example.com.
BRATTLEBORO Parent/Tot Open Gym: This is an unstructured program where the parent is responsible for their child/children (ages 5 and under). Open Gym is a place for parents and tots to get out of the cold and enjoy playing with blocks, a playhouse, cars, toys, puzzles, a tunnel, a play kitchen, big rubber balls and more. 10 - 11:45 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Through Thursday, April 23. $1 per day. Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Dept., 207 Main St. Information: 254-5808, www.brattleboro.org.
WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with The Two Bit Froggy Went A'Courtin' Orchestra: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. More refreshments in the cafe. Daniel plays traditional and original folk and country songs. 5 p.m. pizza, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. music. $12 suggested donation for pizza pie. Donations also appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.