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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO Auditions for the Junior Company Winter Play - "A Wrinkle In Time": One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry is back, and once again she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe, and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity, and find herself. Join us on this adventure where we will discover two things: Love can overcome evil, and there is such a thing as a tesseract. By Tracy Young; adapted from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle; directed by Katrina Spenceman with Julia Tadlock. For ages 9-13. 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information:


GUILFORD Wendy's Jazz Soiree: Pianist, Miro Sprague and bassist, Marty Jaffe, with vocal/instrumentalist, Claudia Schmidt. 7 p.m. $15 to $20 sliding scale. Wendys Soiree. Directions: 802-254-6189.

W. BRATTLEBORO In Times of Trouble, Sing for Joy: Cantor Linda Hirschhorn, recording artist, performer, teacher, composer performs with a choir comprised of local singers who just completed singing workshops. The second half will be a solo performance of her original stories and songs by with music accompaniment. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Hebrew Immigration Aid Society. 7 p.m. $18 suggested donation. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Speed Skating: Skaters ages 7 and up are encouraged to participate in this program. No instructor. 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Through Sunday, March 3. $3 students/$4 non-resident students, $4 adults/$5 non-resident adults. Nelson Withington Skating Rink, 61 Guilford St. Also check out Chess Classes and Fitness Classes at Brattleboro Rec. & Parks: 802-257-2311 (skating rink), 802-254-5808 x 203, (Rec. & Parks).

Local history

TOWNSHEND Townshend Historical Society - "Townshend's Stone Arch Bridges": Presentation by Michael Weitzner, Certified Stonemason. 1:30 p.m. Free. Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Information: 802-365-7300.

Community building

PUTNEY Save Our Nation - Concert, Dinner, and Vacation Auction: Southern Vermont Sister District presents an afternoon concert with local favorites the Seymour Sisters and Jon Bliss. Channel your midterm excitement (or anxiety) by supporting Sister District and other organizations working to flip or hold strategic races Blue in the 2020 elections. After the music, join your neighbors for homemade soup, salad, bread, and a cash bar while enjoying a live auction emceed by Stuart McDermott. 4 p.m. $15 to $50 sliding scale. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WALPOLE Annual Empty Bowl Dinner: This is a benefit for the food programs of Our Place Drop-in Center. Starting with an auction preview (items/ services donated by local businesses/individuals) and social hour, a highlight is each attendee's selection of a handmade bowl to take home as a reminder of those who struggle to put food on the family table. Proceeds of the dinner support the food programs of Our Place: food pantry, daily breakfast/lunch, nutrition education. The soup supper features signature soups from local restaurants/chefs and silent and live auctions with items and services donated by local businesses/individuals. Soups, bread, salad for the supper donated by area restaurants/schools are served by students from Kurn Hattin Homes. Students from VT Academy help set up; the Fall Mountain Interact Club helps clean up. The oldest such event in the area, Our Place Empty Bowl is part of an international effort started in 1990 to raise money for food programs. What started as a local effort in a Michigan high school has grown into a worldwide program raising more than a million dollars to help fight hunger. 5 p.m. $35. Alysons Orchard, 57 Alysons Ln. Information: 802-463-2217,

Arts and crafts

VERNON Vernon Artisan Market: Featuring work from some Vernon's creative residents - jewelry, baskets, wreaths, quilts, pottery, jams and jellies, Shaker boxes, and holiday gifts. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Free. Mountain View Adventist Church, 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Hwy. Information:


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Diana Moore. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,


PUTNEY Get Out The Vote: Honk and Wave: Join us at the Library to make signs and then gather at the corner of Main Street and Kimball Hill for the Honk and Wave - to remind people to vote with a good old-fashioned honk and wave. Candidate signs are welcome. 1:30 p.m. sign-making, 2 p.m. Honk and Wave. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information:



November 2018