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Event listings for Sunday, December 2, 2012

Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Balkan Dance: Lively line and circle dances from the Balkans. Live music by Xopo. Musicians and singers are welcome to sit in for two tunes around 8:45 p.m. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. $12 suggested donation. Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-257-9513;


Billy Joe Shaver: Country Music: Shaver's songs including "Good Christian Soldier," "Willie the Wandering Gypsy and Me," and "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train," became country standards during the '70s. He sparked the "Outlaw Country" movement and Waylon Jennings' "Honky Tonk Heroes" was entirely composed of Shaver songs. 5 p.m. - 10 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m. $25 general admission in advance, $35 premium seating. . Information: 802-463-4766;;

MARLBORO Mozart and Brahms: Robert Merfeld, piano, Bayla Keyes and Julia Glenn, violin and Michelle LaCourse, viola, will perform a selection of classical and contemporary music including Mozart’s Duo in G Major for Violin and Viola and Brahms’ Second Violin Sonata in A Major. Additionally, Enescu’s Impressions d’Enfance will feature projected photographic images by Finn Campman and the concert will premier Merfeld’s Animal Miniatures for viola. 3 p.m. Free. Marlboro College/Ragle Hall in Serkin Center, 2582 South Rd. Information: 802-251-7644; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Circus for Survivors workshops: Family session open to adults and children age 8 and up. The programs will include juggling, low balancing wires and the use of aerial fabrics and trapezes. Pre-registration is required. 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free. New England Center for Circus Arts, 74 Cotton Mill Hill #300. 802-254-9780; Register: Pam Roberts, 413-625-2402;

Ceremonies and memoriams

WILLIAMSVILLE Mayan Elder Mercedes Longfellow Offers Fire Ceremony: Mark the end of 2012 with sacred Mayan wisdom and tradition and reflect on its meaning. “The Maya fire ceremony has been part of traditional Maya spirituality for at least 12,500 years," Mercedes says. "It involves the creation of sacred space, prayer, and the making of offerings of candles and copal that have been blessed by the elders in Guatemala. One may experience the opening of the heart." She will also share thoughts about the Mayan calendar, and the significance of the year 2012, as we approach the Dawn of the New Era in the calendar's cycle. Potluck lunch, so bring a dish to share. This event takes place on a 300-acre land preserve. It will be held indoors in case of inclement weather. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20 suggested donation. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: Directions: Fred, 802-387-2681; Mayan Fire ceremony: Wendy, 802-254-6189.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Holiday Caroling: A fun event--Christmas carols and hymns chosen by you! Also selections from seasonal Bach chorales. Supports the Estey Organ Museum. 2 p.m. $10 suggested donation. First Baptist Church, 190 Main St. 802-254-8398 802-254-9566; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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