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Event listings for Saturday, December 8, 2012


BRATTLEBORO Poetry in Motion II: For this multifaceted, multidimensional event showcasing ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop and belly dance, music video producer/choreographer/director Anthony Manuel enlisted the help of Jessica Jean Weston and Jacob Alan Roberts of Equilibrium Vermont to offer: artists doing live painting, chair massage for those in need, and poetry and retail wares from the Equilibrium Studio Gallery. 4 p.m. dance performance; 3 p.m. pre-show festivities. $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St.


WILMINGTON Kevin Parry on Guitar and Vocals: Kevin Parry sings the classic tunes of the 60's, 70's, and 80's as well as blues, bluegrass and slide guitar. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Sitzmark Wilmington/West Dover, 54 E. Dover Rd. Information: 802-464-3384;

BRATTLEBORO Three Days of Music: Pianist Harvey Diamond, protege of Lennie Tristano, and Hannah Rose Diamond, his singer daughter, will be joined by Claire Arenius on drums and Jamie MacDonald on bass. The next day, local musicians Jim Curty, tenor sax; Jon Mack, alto sax and flute; Steve Frankel, upright bass; "Sonny" Lou Erlanger, guitar; and Lowell Laporte on drums play the music of Charlie Parker, Frank Foster, Thelonious Monk, and more. The "Behop String Sextet," the second ensemble, features Gabby Fluke-Mogul, violin; Joe McConaughy, viola; Porter Lazzari Fitch, guitar; Rob Athanasopolous, upright bass; Kate Parsons, piano; and Sam Lazzaro on drums playing a set featuring Lennie Tristano's "Ablution," Pat Metheny's "Bright Size Life," Jimmy Raney's "Motion," and more. On the last night, Gabbi Walton, Anne Thomas, Jeanuska Fishell, Scott Sizer, Lynda Symans, and BD Dworkin from the Vocal Jazz Repertoire class will sing songs of Jobim, Cole Porter, Bill Withers and others from the American Songbook. They'll be accompanied by Kate Parsons, piano; Ben Carr, drums; and Jamie MacDonald on bass. Dec 8, 7:30 p.m., Diamond Concert; Dec 9, 3:00 p.m., two ensembles; Dec 10, 7:30 p.m. Vocal Jazz. Through Monday, December 10, 2012. $10 Harvey Diamond Concert; $5 suggested donation for both student concerts. Open Music Collective, 74 Cotton Mill Hill Studio, #A335. Information: 802-254-5054;

GRAFTON River Singers Holiday Concerts: Songs from Africa, the Balkans, the British Isles, Cuba, gospel and more. Led by Mary Cay Brass. This is a benefit for the Village Harmony Club in Macedonia and the School for International Training "Contact" Program. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; 4 p.m. Dec. 9. Through Sunday, December 09, 2012. $14; $10/seniors/students. White Church in Grafton, Main St. Information: 802-843-2303.

Kids and families

BELLOWS FALLS Holiday Open House: Featuring origami artwork made by kids, there will also be a raffle drawing for two tickets to Roots on the River, a Panasonic Lumix digital camera, and gift certificates to local businesses. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: 802-463-4270; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Holiday Cookie Sale: Select your own assortment of homemade holiday cookies sold by the pound, gift boxed and tied with a festive ribbon. Complimentary coffee. Sponsored by the Ladies Aid Society of the Newfane Congregational Church. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Newfane Congregational Church, Newfane Commons. Information: 802-365-4079.

EAST DUMMERSTON Christmas Candle Sale: This annual sale on candles promises "great prices for that special gift for that special person.". 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Open Barn Studio, 503 East-West Rd. East Dummerston, VT 05346.

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