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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, November 

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Performing arts

PUTNEY Sandglass Theater - "When I Put on Your Glove": Performed and created by Shoshana Bass based on a signature work of her father, Eric Bass, this piece is about belonging, memory, and love between generations. Puppetry, dance, and spoken word explore a daughter's relationship to her father's work building upon a premise that puppets are containers of memory. She explores slipping into her father's art – not just the form, but the actual pieces. 7:30 p.m. Through Saturday, November 24. $18, $16 students/seniors, $25 supporters. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Reservations recommended: 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

TURNERS FALLS Mary Hakkinen - "No Rules": Mary is a Franklin County artist working across diverse mediums but primarily creates small-scale sculpture. She makes fairies, elves, and mermaids. These days, she searches for old objects to put together in her mixed-media boxes and works on canvas. 12 noon - 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday or by appt. Through Monday, December 24. Free. Ninas Nook, 125 Avenue A. Information: 413-834-8800; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO The Hemp Road Trip Documentary: What is hemp? What can it be used for? Why is this plant illegal? These are the questions Founder Rick Trojan answers as he travels to 48 US states, speaking with politicians, farmers, entrepreneurs, business owners, and everyday citizens who share a common interest in hemp and what it can do for our planet and our species. Did you know it was once illegal not to grow hemp in the USA? Did you know that Henry Ford built a car out of hemp plastic?...and it ran on Hemp fuel? Did you know that the word 'canvas' literally means "made from cannabis"? After four US tours, you can join Rick on a journey around the USA on his 'Hemp bus' as he educates, informs, and entertains. 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. film, 1 p.m. Q&A. $5. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Art walks and tours

PUTNEY Putney Craft Tour: The oldest continuing crafts tour in the country presents glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, painters, woodworkers, photographers – even artisan cheesemakers, winemakers, and custom bicycle makers. Visitors are invited to come in to their studios - discover, ask questions, sip hot cider, and buy a one-of-a-kind gift direct from the artisan who made it. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside, following the map to find these prominent craftspeople, and viewing the works where they are conceived and created. Wine and Cheese tastings and Demos. Location: Putney and Saxtons River, VT. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Gleanery Restaurant (133 Main St., Putney) has info, maps, and a preview exhibition of the artisans' works. Through Sunday, November 25. Free. Putney Craft Tour. Information: 802 387-4032; 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 fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Well-being

BRATTLEBORO Chronic Pain and Recovery Group: Recovery-support group for people in recovery who also deal with chronic pain. Chronic pain can be a difficulty for many people in recovery. The severity and frequency of chronic pain can often lead to opioid dependence because of the medications prescribed. Finding ways to manage pain that don't interfere with the recovery process can be a challenge, but group members can share the approaches that have worked for them. Facilitator is Cecil McLaury, who has been in recovery for 33 years and has been in daily chronic pain since 2003. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. every Friday. Free. Turning Point, 39 Elm St. Information: 802-257-5600, tpwc.1@hotmail.com.

BRATTLEBORO Creative Thinking: Laughter, Dance, and Gong Meditation: The process of creation and meditation requires one to relax. Through laughter yoga and the Indian art of Indian Bhangra dancing, participants will have a chance to let loose and enjoy, working out excess energy in preparation of a relaxing gong meditation with singing bowls. No experience necessary. All ages are welcome. 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (2nd and 4th Fri. of every month). $15 suggested donation. Se-tu Yoga Inn, 24 Quails Hill Rd. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Holiday Pop-Up Gift Shop: Products from over 40 local artisans are available for purchase. Hosted by Strolling of the Heifers. 11/23: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., 11/24: 12 noon - 4 p.m. Through Saturday, November 24. River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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