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Performing arts

PUTNEY A Farewell Performance of "Autumn Portraits" : (See 11/24). . Sandglass Theater. .

WILLIAMSVILLE Wings Performing Arts Presents Open Stage: This variety show is a fundraiser. There will be dancing, singing, circus arts, and assorted hilarity--these folk have a lot of talent and big dreams. Open Sage celebrates the completion of phase one of a project to expand the opportunities available at Memorial Hall, and will raise funds for the continuation of the project. The planned enhancements would allow Memorial Hall to be used as a year-round, functional teaching and performing space for the entire community. 7 p.m. By donation. Williamsville Hall, Dover Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO Exhibition Screen: "Canaletto & The Art of Venice": This is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view painter. Proceeds benefit Latchis Arts. (Repeats 12/2-12/3). 4 p.m. Through Sunday, November 26. $12, $6 students. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO WVEW Benefit Concert: This benefit concert for community radio station WVEW features four local youth bands: Nomad vs Settler, Moxie, Impending Exorcism, Outer Space.Ssupport local radio, live music, and youth bands in one fell swoop. 7:30 p.m. $5 at door. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Robin Johnson:

NEWFANE Kevin Parry: Classic and Not So Classic Blues and Rock : 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Ricks Tavern, 386 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-4310,

SAXTONS RIVER Pianist Helen von Tiesenhausen: This concert incorporates music with a reflection back on von Tiesenhausen's childhood in Russia and her lifelong career as a pianist. She will play pieces by J.S. Bach, Brahms, Arthur Rubinstein, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, Aram Katchaturian, and will be joined by soprano Aljan LaRock Beer for Schubert's Ave Maria. Coffee, tea, and desserts will be available. 4 p.m. $15, $10 students. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960,

BRATTLEBORO Frank Richard: Folk and Blues Singer: Originals, political, satirical, and love songs. 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. Free. Superfresh! Organic Cafe, 30 Main St. Information: 802-579-1751; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GREENFIELD Roger Saloom and Zoe Darrow and Friends: Roger Salloom has been called "America's best unknown songwriter"--a cross between blues, roots, Americana, country, and soul. Zoë Darrow and Friends plays traditional Irish, Scottish, and Cape Breton-style fiddle tunes. 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. $15 to $20. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Winter Farmers' Market: Vegetables, fruits, meat from local farms, a variety of baked goods, locally and regionally-produced artisan crafts, and freshly prepared food. Local musicians perform, cafe seating, restrooms, no pets. EBT customers can turn $10 into $20 with CropCash. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 24. River Garden, 157 Main St. Sherry Maher: 802-869-2141, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.

Kids and families

WESTMINSTER Christmas Bazaar: The Christmas Shop offers crafts, candles, gifts, handmade items, collectibles, and homemade baked goods. Children of all ages are invited to do a craft project and pose for a photo with Santa. The Christmas Café will offer coffee, tea, treats, followed by soup, chili, sandwiches, chips, and beverages for sale for lunch. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Christmas Cafe, 11 a.m. visit from Santa. Free. First Congregational Church of Westminster, Rt. 5.

Community building

WILMINGTON Pettee Memorial Library Open House: Come stroll through our StoryWalk®, visit our makerspaces and craft something to take home with you, watch a demonstration of our new technologies, enter to win a door prize, and enjoy some homemade refreshments. Look into our Food for Fines program: We want to welcome the community back to the library, so today only we will be accepting donations of nonperishable food items for the Food Pantry in lieu of fines (inquire about some exclusions). noon - 4 p.m. Free. Pettee Memorial Library, 16 S. Main St. Information: 802-464-8557; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

PUTNEY 39th Annual Putney Craft Tour Vermont: (See 11/24). . . Putney Craft Tour. .

CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Holiday Craft Fair: Over 20 local artisans, crafters, and cooks. The Christmas Cafe in the annex offers soup and chili, grilled-cheese sandwiches, and sweets and beverages prepared and served by the Women's Fellowship of the church. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Christmas, a local mission project of Asbury Church, a United Methodist church that serving the greater Chesterfield community. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Chesterfield Town Hall, 490 Rte. 63. Information: 603-363-4624.


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Buck Edwards: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

BRATTLEBORO First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro Christmas Bazaar: Booths will feature Christmas greens and ornaments, from balsam wreaths to berry bowls. Hand-crafted gifts run the gamut from baskets to hats and from wool gloves to afghans. The general store will sell fudge, sweet and savory treats, and preserves and there will be a display of doll clothes and embroidered sundries. The baked-goods table will be brimming with fresh bread and pastries, as well as containers of chili and corn bread. A kid's corner will feature pine-cone bird feeders and wooden Christmas trees. The West Bee Nursery will be there with handmade soaps and lotions. A raffle will include maple syrup, quilts, homemade dolls, a rustic settee, Vermont cheeses, and gift and gas cards. Lunch features corn chowder and sandwiches. Coffee and cider available all day. 8:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (11:30 p.m. lunch, 1:30 p.m. raffle drawing). First Congregational Church of West Brattleboro, 880 Western Ave. Information:



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