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Performing arts

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

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

The written word

BELLOWS FALLS Poetry Reading with Patricia Fargnoli and Tim Mayo plus Open Mic: Patricia Fargnoli reads from her new book, "Hallowed: New & Selected Poems." Mayo reads from his latest collection, "Thesaurus of Separation," and some new poems. Preceded by open mic. 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Village Square Booksellers, 32 Square. Information: 802-463-9404; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY The River Singers Community Chorus: Led by Mary Cay Brass, this 90-voice multi-generational chorus sings songs of joy, love, peace, and spirit from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Rwanda, the Republic of Georgia, the British Isles, American folk, gospel, and more. The concert will benefit the Village Harmony Bosnia camp scholarship fund, which Brass is leading next summer together with the Center for Peacebuilding in Bosnia. Sat: 7:30 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. Through Sunday, December 10. $15, $12 students/seniors, free for children under age 10. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information:

BELLOWS FALLS Aine Minogue, Celtic Harp & Vocals: Aine, an Irish harper and singer, has created music that takes us wandering the winter landscapes of soul and settles us before a blazing fire. She brings song, poetry, and dance music, perfect for celebrating the Winter time with joy. 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Chapel. In advance: $20, $15 seniors. Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Information: 802-463-3100; Click for more info on Web in new window.


SAXTONS RIVER Winter Landscape Watercolor Workshop: This workshop will focus on the magnificent New England countryside in winter. Light, shadow, value, and composition will be emphasized. Instructor Robert O'Brien will begin with a demonstration, explaining each step of the process. Participants then paint, with O'Brien providing hands-on assistance. A critique will be given at the end. 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. $71 ($58 members). Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Registration: 802-869-2960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BELLOWS FALLS Still Life, a Drawing Class: Practice shading and proportion and learn to make exciting compositions. The traditional subject of still life is the best way to work on these skills. Bring paper, pencils or charcoal and erasers to class. There will be some materials available for sale, if needed. Jean Cannon instructs. 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $45. Currier Hall, Stone Church Arts, 12 Church St. Register: 802-460-0110,

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO Ladies of the Rainbow Benefit Holiday Drag Show: The AIDS Project supports local people living with HIV/AIDS and works to reduce the risk of transmission to others in Windham, Bennington and southern Windsor counties. Adult entertainment, 50/50 raffle, cash bar (show is not suitable for children). 8 p.m. $20 ($150 table of 8). Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: 802-254-4444,

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO Community to Commemorate World AIDS Day: Commemoration of those affected by the AIDS virus and those working to combat it features a sidewalk candlelight vigil. Rev. Dr. Lise Sparrow will talk about the Guilford Community Church's work in Kaiguchu, Kenya. Music led by Peter Amidon. The Brattleboro-based project, serving over 80 clients, is one of 3 AIDS service organizations in VT working to balance steady caseloads. AIDS is not just another sexually transmitted disease. 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.

Business and economy

BRATTLEBORO Tri Town Collectors Club: Coin, Comic Book, Sports Card and Postcard Show: Quiz for collectors at the coin club table with door prizes. Three new coin collectors will be present as well as a dealer with fractional civil war currency and other paper money. There also will be a collector with a large presentation of vintage sports cards. Fun for the whole family. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Inn Express, 100 Chickering Dr. Joe Fuller: 802-297-1274,

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Producer of the Month: Wild Blossom Designs: Meet Cheryl of Wild Blossom Designs and see her beeswax candles molded into magical shapes and decorated with pressed wildflowers. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (snow date 12/10). Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

READSBORO Readsboro Glassworks Holiday Open Studio Sale: Glass artists Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier invite visitors to see their beautiful hand-blown glass including perfume bottles and ring holders, bud vases in translucent jewel tones, and colorful handmade glass candy cane and icicle ornaments. Enjoy a cup of hot mulled cider and join the artists in celebrating 34 years creating art glass in their studio. (Repeats 12/16-12/17). 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (additional hours by appt.). Through Sunday, December 10. Readsboro Glassworks, 6954 Main St., Rte. 100 (lower level). Information: 802-423-7706; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WILMINGTON Bright Lights Craft Fair: Handmade products and gifts made by area artists and crafters include handblown glass ornaments, pottery, centerpieces, photography, trivets, trays, hand-knitted hats and mittens, collectible teddy bears, fabric art, stone and iron art, jewelry, pressed flower art, and more. Proceeds benefit Pettee Memorial Library. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information: 802-464-8591.


PUTNEY Saturday Morning Zumba: Upbeat music and dance fitness with a Latin/world flavor. Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary. There are no mistakes in Zumba, it’s all about dancing, letting go, and having fun. Bring indoor dance shoes/low traction sneakers/shoes, a water bottle. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Through Saturday, December 30. $8. Putney Community Center, Christian Sq. Information: 802-869-3184.

WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club with Music by Rachel & The Western Partners: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. $10 ($8 members) includes refreshments. Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794,



December 2017