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Celebrations and festivals

BRATTLEBORO Ring in the New Year with The Visitors Band and Buffet: Choice of Prime Rib or Garlic Roasted Pork, baked potato, vegetable, salad and roll. Snacks provided during the night with a champagne toast at midnight for those of age. Noisemakers, beads, and hats too. 5 p.m. doors open, 6 p.m. buffet., 7:30 p.m. music and dancing. $20 meal; $10 dance only. Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Tickets must be purchased at the VFW and you choose your table. 802-257-0438.

BRATTLEBORO Epidemiks New Year's Eve Party: Ring in the new year with this local hip-hop favorite. The theme for the night is Black and White, so come dressed to impress. 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. (The Epidemiks start at 10 p.m.). $10. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Tickets:

BRATTLEBORO Fireworks: Enjoy the finale of Last Night Brattleboro, by watching a fabulous Fireworks display over the Retreat Meadows. Sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers. 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. .


WEST BRATTLEBORO The Butterfly Swing Band: Hot jazz for listening and dancing. 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. No cover for music. Reservations recommended. New England House, 254 Marlboro Rd. Information: 802-254-6886.

WESTMINSTER WEST Post-Christmas by-request Carol Sing: Folks get one last crack at the songs they haven't sung enough to suit them. Malcolm Toleno will accompany the congregation on piano. 10 a.m. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: 802-579-8356,

BRATTLEBORO Teen Rock Bands Concert: Hear from some of the talented local youth bands in the area. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. $10, $5 students. Boys & Girls Club, 17 Flat St. Information: 802-254-5990; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Live Puppet Show for Ages 0-6: Sandglass Theater Presents "Punschi!": 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. at the Education Conference Ctr. Bring a non-perishable item to donate to Project Feed the Thousands. Brattleboro Retreat, 75 Linden St. Information: 802-257-7785.

BRATTLEBORO Toddler and Preschool Free Play: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212.


BELLOWS FALLS "Listening from Heart and Soul: Cultivating the Practice of Attunement": In this New Year's Eve workshop, we come together to deepen our abilities to receive information that can serve both ourselves and the whole, in ways we might not fully comprehend in the usual sense. Utilizing meditative practices, journaling, and time in nature, we will explore various methods for inviting the wisdom of the world to inform and expand our awareness, our decisions, and our stories. Bring a journal, as well as warm clothes and sturdy footwear for a brief time out-of-doors. You are also invited to bring a question/decision that may be challenging you lately. With Liz Rogers, MS. 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. $45 (registration requested by 12/23). Currier Hall, Stone Church Arts, 12 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Senior Potluck Luncheon: Enjoy music from Sing, Sing, Swing. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brattleboro Senior Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-257-7570; Click to e-mail for more information.



December 2017