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Event listings for Thursday, December 21

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO What is Baha'i?: With Lisa Blake. noon - 1 p.m. Free. Brown Bag Lunch Series, River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BELLOWS FALLS Solstice Cello by Candlelight with Eugene Friesen: Moving from Bach to rock, from classics to comedy with energy and ease, Grammy-winner Friesen blends traditional and original repertoire with stories, masked characters, electronics and poetry to reveal the inner artist. 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. $20, $15 seniors. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Silverback Swing: Featuring gypsy jazz and other classics with guitars, accordion, violin, and vocals. (Repeats 12/28). 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. No cover. The Gleanery, 133 Main St. Information: 802-387-3052; Click for more info on Web in new window.

W. DUMMERSTON Christmas Carol Program : Light refreshments served. All are welcome. 6 p.m. West Dummerston Baptist Church, West Street (off Rte. 30). Information: 802-874-4543.

Government

BRATTLEBORO Sen. Sanders' Office to Hold Senior Holiday Dinners: Sen. Bernie Sander's office is organizing six senior holiday dinners throughout VT in December (Brattleboro, Barre, Bennington, Burlington, Rutland, and St. Johnsbury). Sanders most likely not be able to be present at the weekday dinners. His staff will be on hand at each of those meals, and the senator will call in from Washington. 12 noon. Free. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. RSVP by 12/15: 802-257-7570.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Fun with Food and Art: Celebration of Lights: Meet at the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center for an up-close look at the current art exhibit followed by a hands-on creative activity at the museum. Kids in the class will then walk to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Kitchen to make something delicious honoring the holiday season. Lizi Rosenberg (BFC) and Linda Whelihan (BMAC Educator) instruct. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 28 Vernon St. Registration required: 802-257-0124; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Dance

PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, June 28, 2018. Free. Putney Cares Activities Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593, putneycares@svcable.net.

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