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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Tuck Everlasting": This musical is about 11-year-old Winnie Foster who yearns for a life of adventure beyond her white picket fence in Treegap, NH. But it's not until she becomes unexpectedly entwined with the Tuck Family that she gets more than she could have imagined. Discovering the magical secret of the Tucks, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure, which leads to making her biggest decision--to return to her life or continue with the Tucks on their infinite journey. (Continues 12/14-12/17) . Thur. and Fri: 7 p.m., Sat: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sun: 2 p.m. Through Sunday, December 10. $15, $13 students/seniors. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

BRATTLEBORO "Traveled Roads" with author Richard Davis: This new collection of short stories about life-changing issues that all of us eventually face are informed by Davis' years of experience as a nurse and observer of the human condition. 5 p.m. Free. Everyones Books, 25 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-8160; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Ralph DeAnna: Paintings 1990-2010: DeAnna lives and has painted in Brattleboro since 1988. He has worked in many genres--landscape, still-life, and portrait, and has even invented his own genre--time paintings--which often includes people, cars, and cityscapes seen at night. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Through Friday, December 29. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Cheryl Wilfong: "Garden Wisdom 365 Days": Cheryl is a Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher. She will discuss and sign her new book, "Garden Wisdom 365 Days.". noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Lunch Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


SO. NEWFANE Helen Hummel Concert: This up-and -coming young artist has just released her first haunting, melodic album "Many Waters," The Schoolhouse Rocks series is designed to bring community together for great music and to bring events to the historic South Newfane Schoolhouse. BYOB and/or a snack to share if you'd like. 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Free; donations for the artist welcome. South Newfane School House, Dover Rd. Information: 802-249-3628.


JAMAICA Make Your Own Fire Cider and Elderberry Syrup: These two herbal remedies can be found in the medicine cabinet of any wild witch. They’re fun and simple to make. Information will be shared on the Tradition Not Trademark free fire cider campaign that is working to free this traditional remedy from its current trademark restrictions. With Jessica Jean Weston, chef owner of Superfresh! in Brattleboro. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $10 covers materials so you'll go home with a jar of each. North Country General, 3796 Route 30.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Local Love Brigade Table: Make love postcards to send out to those who are facing hate. Together we can help remind people that they are not alone. 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Music Room. Free. Academy School. Information: 802-254-3743; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Folk Dancing: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Through Thursday, June 28. Free. Laura Heller Community Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Sign up: 802-387-5593,



December 2017