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Celebrations and festivals

GRAFTON Christmas in Grafton Festival: From horse-drawn hayrides through the village to cookie decorating and Christmas tree lighting, the festival is full of free events, concerts and caroling, food and fun, holiday shopping. Festivities include the annual Christmas Bazaar at Grafton Chapel with food available and more vendors at Grafton Elementary. Grafton Fire and Rescue will sell Christmas Trees at Phelps Barn and Grafton Historical Society will sell wreaths and more. The Nature Museum offers arts and crafts projects for the entire family. Saturday: Children will enjoy cookie decorating at MKT (Grafton's central store), meeting Santa, and Christmas stories with Bill Toomey (both at the Library). Stay around for the angelic voices of Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire. Sunday: Hayrides depart every 30 minutes from Grafton Inn. The Bellows Falls High School Wind Ensemble performs. Holiday weekend will be topped off with a tree lighting ceremony at the Grafton Public Library with Santa on hand, followed by refreshments at Grafton Inn. 12/1: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Bazaar at Grafton Chapel, 11:15 p.m. Santa and 2 p.m. Christmas stories (both at Grafton Library). 7 p.m. Seraphic Fire. 12/2: 4:30 p.m. BF High School Wind Ensemble at the White Church), 5:30 p.m. Tree lighting at Grafton Library, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Refreshments at Grafton Inn. $15 for Seraphic Fire (must be purchased in advance at Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information:,

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Farmers' Market - 9th Annual Artisanal Marketplace : Over 30 local vendors. Live music, delicious food, fresh-picked greens, root veggies, mushrooms, herbs, preserves, chicken & duck eggs, pastured meats, grass-fed dairy, herbal remedies & body care products, fine woolens, hand-carved wooden utensils, functional ceramics, unique artisan creations, and more. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Through Sunday, December 23. Green Mountain Orchards, 130 West Hill Rd. Information:

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Indigo Radio - Ongoing Educational Programming: Deepen understanding and make connections with a group of area educators seeking to learn through engaging with others in our community and throughout the world. Talk about educational and social issues both globally and locally and connect them to our lives and Brattleboro community. Archive recordings of past shows: 12 noon (every Sunday). Brattleboro Community Radio. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2018