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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Flying Nut Express: Experience a circus filled with mix ups and misunderstandings in our contemporary reimagining of the classic Nutcracker story. Watch performers fly through the sky in a show perfect for the whole family. Fri: 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun: 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Through Sunday, December 17. $10, $15, $25. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-9780; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Tuck Everlasting": (See 12/14) . . New England Youth Theatre. .

BRATTLEBORO "A Christmas Carol": (See 12/14). . Brattleboro Museum & Art Center. .

Celebrations and festivals

BELLOWS FALLS BF3: "Not Just Men's Night": Downtown Bellows Falls opens its doors for an evening of art, music, local shopping, food, and fun on the 3rd Friday of every month. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Bellows Falls 3rd Friday. Information:

Film and video

LONDONDERRY "Seed: The Untold Story" with Doreen Fabiano and Carlene Lindgren: Few things on Earth are as vital as seeds. 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared as biotech chemical companies control the majority of seeds. Farmers, scientists, lawyers and indigenous seed keepers fight to defend the future of our food. This movie tells their story. 6:30 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.


WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Old-time Cajun Tunes with Bard Owl: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. T. Breeze Verdant on guitar, vocals and stomp box, and Annie Landenberger, vocals and percussion. Sweet close harmonies and driving rhythms in old tunes and new. Sponsored by the West River Community Project, promoting community, the arts, and local, sustainable agriculture. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO An Evening With Guy Davis: Davis, an American blues musician, first appeared in Brattleboro in a concert alongside Pete Seeger in 2008. This is a fundraising event for Strolling of the Heifers. 8 p.m. $20 to $40. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Groovebarbers A Capella Holiday Concert: The Groovebarbers, an international a capella sensation, will play with special guests--the Putney School Chorus. Harmony and song for the whole family. Popcorn and refreshments. 7:30 p.m. $15, $7.50 ages 6 and up, $40 family (free for kids under age 6). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

GUILFORD Friends of Music at Guilford's 45th Christmas: This season's theme, "Such Wondrous Tidings," is the title of one of ten mostly 15th-century carols sung by the 13-voice Guilford Chamber Singers, directed by Tom Baehr. Drawing from sources that utilize poems in Sloane MS 2593, the program includes original anonymous 15th-century compositions attributed to John Dunstaple and reworked by William Rockstro in the late 1800s, a 1912 setting by Richard Terry, two offerings by Oxford Book of Carols editor Martin Shaw, recent settings by Philip W. J. Stopford and John Corina, and a 14th-century text set by Baehr. Guilford Chamber Players provide instrumental introductions and interludes. Don McLean performs his inimitable reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Dylan Thomas, and the evening ends with a few carols sung by everyone. Fri: 7:30 p.m.; Sat: 4 p.m. Through Saturday, December 16. Free. Door donations shared with Christ Church Guilford Society for upkeep of building/grounds. Christ Church, Melendy Road and US Rte. 5. Information: 802-254-3600,

BRATTLEBORO Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem perform "Wintersong": Like most New Englanders in wintertime, Wintersong swings between reflection and celebration, summoning a range of responses to the dark: settings of verses by hallowed poets; fiddle- and percussion-driven New Year's shouts from the Georgia Sea Islands and Louisiana; traditional songs and carols; and searching covers by modern songwriters. Some tracks pulse with electric guitar and four-part harmony, and others with banjo, fiddle, and percussion; interspersed are pared-down solo vocal tracks with sparse accompaniment, offering a slow, quiet breath. The sum of these parts is a surprising winter journey full of fierce poetry, wild joy and hope for humanity in its dark times. 8 p.m. $18 to $20. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Fun Foods from Around the World: Germany: When your children enter our cooking classroom, they will be transported to Germany where we will assemble traditional German Gingerbread Houses featuring spiced cookies, sweet icing, sugar, and assorted decorations. Kids can design their own to take home and enjoy. 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS TD Bank Vigil (Bellows Falls and Brattleboro): These peaceful vigils in front of the Brattleboro and Bellows Falls branches of TD Bank are intended to both inform our fellow citizens about and to protest the bank's financial support of tar sands and the Dakota Access Pipeline. noon - 1 p.m., 215 Main St., Brattleboro (signs available); 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Bellows Falls (bring signs). TD Bank (Bellows Falls), 22 Church St. Tim Stevenson: 802-869-2141,



December 2017