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Event listings for Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Restorative Circles in Restorative Systems: Created in the slums of Brazil, one of the most violent cities in the world, Cara Bebedetti shares how Restorative Circles help painful conflicts to be voiced and heard in a way that restores harmony and supports accountability among those we interact with on a regular basis. Light refreshments. 11:15 a.m - 1:15 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-8582;

Celebrations, festivals, community meals

BRATTLEBORO Cherry Street Artisans Open House & Cafe: These artisans have a rich history, some have worked together for over 30 years, creating fine craft and offering it with good food, music, and community spirit. David Schoales makes hardwood products; Josh and Marta Bernbaum create glass items; Pamela Cubbage knits whimsical stockings and designs notecards; Teta Hilsdon works with high-fired stoneware; Patricia Johnson is a bookbinder; Naomi Lindenfeld offers colored porcelain pieces; Jane Viking Swanson makes fine lace ornaments; Ellen Troy created one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry; Judy Zemel offers hand-dyed scarves and clothing; and Aew Ladd will show woven scarves and offer Thai foods in the cafe along with baker Kris McDermet. 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Dec. 1; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Dec. 2. Through Sunday, December 02, 2012. Free. Cherry Hill Artisans, 44 Cherry Street. Information: 802-258-6475; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GRAFTON Bluegrass, Swing, Blues, Rock, String Jazz: Featuring the Dusty Pilgrims, a three-piece string band. 8 p.m. No cover. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information: 802-843-2231; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Possum Haw, Bluegrass and Folk Quintet: This band combines songwriting and singing with bluegrass instrumentation. Colby Crehan, guitar and piano; Stephen Waud, mandolin and vocals; Ryan Crehan, banjo, vocals, and harmonica; Charley Eiseman, lead guitar and vocals; and Pat Melvin, upright bass and vocals. 7:30 p.m. $17, $13 for seniors and children under 12 in advance; $20 ($15) at the door. Stone Church Arts/Immanuel Episcopal Church, 14-20 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

GUILFORD Christmas Bazaar: Handmade crafts, fragrant balsam holiday wreaths, white elephant items, stocking stuffers, and homemade jams, baked goods, and specialty cookie platters. Coffee, sweets and lunch goodies are also for sale. Raffle features a quilt made by Peg Hunter and a gift basket, an American Girl doll, and more. 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Guilford Community Church, Crnr Rte. 5 and Guilford Center Rd. Information: 802-257-7247;

Holiday Bazaar: Festival of Wreaths and Greens: Hand-made Christmas wreaths, swags and table arrangements. Silent auction of dinners, basket of homemade goodies, maple syrup, a hand-crocheted bedspread and more. Raffle. Soup lunch at 11. Baked goodies and the Elves Workshop and Santa for children at noon. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. .


BRATTLEBORO The Alexander Technique: A Workshop for Meditators: Rupa Cousins offers "Mindfulness in the Body: The Alexander Technique." Learn to quiet your body and release unnecessary tension and effort in meditation; discover how to be in your body more efficiently with ease and poise; and find tools to use in your meditation practice as well as tips on how to be more physically and mentally mindful in your daily life. For both beginning and experienced meditators. 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $25-$35 suggested donation. Shambhala Meditation Center, 28 Williams St. Information: 802-257-1984, 802-387-5276;

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