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Event listings for Thursday, November

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Wheel Pad--for Wheelchair Users/Mobility Issues: Wheel Pad is an an eco-friendly, completely portable bedroom suite that can be attached to an existing home. The pad has a built-in Hoyer lift track to facilitate moving the resident between bed and bath. Everything is at wheelchair height. Talk by Julie Lineberger, President of Wheel Pad, Hosted by the Inclusion Center. 2 p.m. Free. St. Michaels Episcopal Church, Putney Rd. and Bradley Ave. Julie Tamler: 802-387-5285.

Ceremonies and memoriams

BRATTLEBORO Community to Commemorate World AIDS Day: The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont invites you to join us in commemoration of World AIDS Day to honor those affected by HIV/AIDS and those who work to combat AIDS worldwide. Includes a 10-minute candlelight vigil, music, updates on HIV around the world as well as the viewing of a 15-minute film by local director Michelle Wood. "And Counting" takes you on an experimental journey as Quinn tells his story of loss, love, and celebration while living two decades longer than he ever imagined possible with HIV. Michelle will answer questions. Light refreshments will be served. 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.

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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Friday Night Group with Outright Vermont: This is a social support space for queer and questioning youth ages 13-22, with super-cool adult facilitators. Free pizza every Friday. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information:

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale: Celebrate the local artists, musicians, specialty food producers, craftspeople, and local entrepreneurs of the century-old mill, as well as juried artists and artisans from surrounding communities. Meet seasoned and emerging artists. Savor culinary delights on every floor. Sip cocktails crafted from local spirits. Enjoy art installations, live music, dance, demos, classes, and puppetry. Shop for fine jewelry, iron art, pottery, jams and syrup from local farms, functional wooden art, sculpture, body care, woven goods, games, photography, fine art prints, pet products and more. 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Fri.; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sun. Through Sunday, December 03. Free admission. Cotton Mill Artisans Open Tour, 74 Cotton Mill Hill #300. Information:

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

W. BRATTLEBORO All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church Holiday Bazaar: Holiday handmade swags, wreaths, table arrangements made from locally cut fresh greens and natural wonders to decorate the largest and smallest of spaces will be available for sale. Berries, cones, and other natural contributions adorn the wreaths to make an artistic statement celebrating the beauty of our Vermont environment. Handmade ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree. Friday: Children can decorate cookies; Chili to go. Saturday: soup lunch, holiday bake goodies. Felted and knit items for sale, maple syrup, jewelry holders, and more. Raffle tickets. All proceeds benefit the Church. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sat. (11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Soup lunch). Through Saturday, December 02. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-365-7388.

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