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Performing arts

BELLOWS FALLS Stephen Sondheim's "Follies": It’s New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow, the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. This is a Vaudeville Broadway reunion marked with sadness and regret, lost youth, and second chances. Starring Imelda Staunton in this RAMParts Presents production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. $20. Bellows Falls Opera House, Town Hall, 7 Square. Information: Tickets:, Info: 603-313-0052.

BRATTLEBORO "Tuck Everlasting": (See 12/7) . . New England Youth Theatre. .

BRATTLEBORO "A Christmas Carol": (See 12/8). . Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. .

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Baking With Einkorn: Ancient Grain from the Dawn of Agriculture: Many people who suffer with gluten allergies can safely consume einkorn. It is twice as nutritious as modern wheat and easier to digest. Learn to bake basic artisan einkorn breads and cookies and try three recipes in class: Einkorn Sourdough Sprout Bread, No-Knead Einkorn Bread baked in a Dutch oven, and Einkorn Chocolate Babka. Eli Kaufman, author of "Restoring Heritage Grains," instructs. 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. $7 ($5 shareholders). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Liberty Union Party Monthly Open Public Meeting: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room, 7 Canal St. Information:

Celebrations and festivals

WILMINGTON Community Carol Sing-A-Long: Celebrating families coming together this holiday season. All participants receive a Community Carol Book to keep and bring home. 3:30 p.m. Free. Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-8591.


PUTNEY The River Singers Community Chorus: (See 12/9). . Next Stage Arts Project. .


BRATTLEBORO Sunday Sounds: Stephan Brandstatter: Quiet gatherings cultivate contemplation and daydreaming in the presence of great music and art. Stephan Brandstatter uses light percussion and gongs to explore the mystery, mystique, and healing power of sound. 10:30 a.m. - noon (music starts at 11 a.m.). Free; donations welcome. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 917-239-8743; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

PUTNEY Mending Bee : Do you have a pile of nice wool socks with holes, favorite jeans that would be perfect if not for a rip in the knee, or sweaters with moth holes? Bring your ailing fabric items. Sewing machines, darning tools, knitting needles and other repair and patching materials will be available. Skilled seamstresses will be present to offer advice and assistance. Tea will be served. Other menders are also welcome to join in. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

READSBORO Readsboro Glassworks Holiday Open Studio Sale: (See 12/9). . Readsboro Glassworks. .


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations welcome. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber:

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contradance: Mary Lauren Fraser and Nate Paine on fiddle, Rafe Wolman on guitar, with Bob Livingston calling. Newcomers welcome (all dances taught and called). Fragrance-free. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. (7 p.m. lesson). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: 518-561-2594,



December 2017