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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. $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.

GUILFORD CENTER "Broad Brook Anthology: Voices of Guilford Elders" by Verandah Porche: These are narratives Porche collected in her "Kitchen Talks with Guilford Elders." Their recollections, from the 1920s on, include memories of one-room schools, the hurricane of 1938, rural electrification, courtship and hardship and youthful mischief, read by some of the areas best actors and directed by Michael Fox Kennedy. This fall production is presented in association with Guilford's Monteverdi Artists Collaborative, celebrating its half-century anniversary this year. 11/24: 6:30 p.m., 11/25: 4 p.m. Seat cushion suggested. Through Sunday, November 25. $10 at door or in advance. Guilford Center Meeting House, 4044 Guilford Center Rd. Advance tickets: 800-838-3006,


PUTNEY Lonely Heartstring Band and The Stockwell Brothers: The Lonely Heartstring Band is Boston-based, Berklee College of Music graduates George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Matt Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo). Their music is a combination of old and new styles, melding the sounds of traditional bluegrass with modern songwriting and arranging. Featuring soulful instrumental virtuosity and soaring three-part harmonies, the quintet has performed and headlined at major music festivals/venues since 2012 and won the 2015 IBMA Momentum Award. In five decades together, the Stockwell Brothers have played everything from classic bluegrass to folk rock to world beat music. Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly Stockwell's music continues to span traditional and progressive styles, but their well-honed signature sound spotlights new singer/songwriter material recast with varied rhythms and original arrangements featuring three-part vocal harmonies. 7:30 p.m. $20 ($24 at door). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: New location for this weekly diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Delicious lunch menu. Musician: Kevin Parry. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 30. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141,

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. Free. Putney Craft Tour. Information: 802 387-4032; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Yoga Locally: Vigorous Vinyasa taught by Laura Tabachnick. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays), 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Saturdays). Donations benefit Brattleboro nonprofits. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Meditation: Gong & Breathwork (Pranyama): Participants can expect to partake in call-and-response-style chanting, pranayama exercises to settle the mind and connect with the breath, and a deeply relaxing meditation to the sound of gongs and singing bowls. No experience necessary and all ages are welcome. 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Saturdays. $12 suggested donation. Setu Yoga Inn, 24 Quails Hill Rd. Information:

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. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


WINCHESTER Monadnock Tri-State Dance Club - Live Music by Cruzin: Refreshments served. 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $10 ($8 members). Elmm Community Center, 21 Durkee St. Information: 603-357-0794, 802-722-9205.

PUTNEY Last Saturday Contra Dance: Traditional New England contra dance. Band: Laurie Indenbaum, fiddle, and Carol Compton, piano. Caller: Fred Breunig. Beginners welcome. All dances taught. No partner necessary. 7:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. workshop for new dancers, dancing 8 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. Pierces Hall, 121 E. Putney Rd. Information: 802-387-0163.

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

WESTMINSTER WEST Christmas Bazaar: Booths will feature Christmas greens and ornaments from balsam wreaths to berry bowls, hand-crafted gifts from baskets to hats and wool gloves to afghans. In the general store you'll find fudge, sweet and savory treats, preserves. Visit the display of doll sweaters and embroidered sundries. The baked goods table will be brimming with fresh bread and pastries as well as containers of chili and cornbread to take home for supper. A kid's corner will feature pinecone birdfeeders and wooden Christmas trees. West Bee Nursery will be there with handmade soaps and lotions. Purchase raffle tickets with items from maple syrup to quilts and homemade dolls to gift and gas cards. Luncheon features our hearty corn chowder and sandwiches. Coffee and cider will available all day. 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; raffle drawing just before closing. Free. Congregational Church of Westminster West, 44 Church St. Information: 802-387-2334; Click for more info on Web in new window.



November 2018