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Celebrations and festivals

MARLBORO Cold Moon - A Wilderness Solstice Celebration: With the full moon and the Winter Solstice falling just a night apart, we will welcome the dark season with moonlight and fire. Winter is the wildest season, and in the middle of the forest on the longest night, a human becomes a small and insignificant creature. Even the wild night forest becomes a cozy place with a fire built by us, hot chocolate, and stories. We will snowshoe (or hike) a 1/2 mile through the moonlit forest to beautiful South Pond, build a fire, and enjoy it all. Offered by the Brattleboro Environmental Education Center. 7 p.m. meet at the post office. $15 ($10 BEEC members). Marlboro Post Office, 510 South Rd. Registration required:


BRATTLEBORO Soulstice w/ special guests VT Shakedown: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information:

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter 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 and live music with Aura Shards. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. music) on Saturdays. Through Saturday, March 30. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141,

Kids and families

GUILFORD Open Gym: For children under age 5. There will be tons of fun toys to play with as well as a baby friendly space for the littlest ones. All children must be accompanied by parents and be sure to bring indoor shoes. Offered by the Community Collaborative for Guilford and the Guilford Recreation Committee. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free. Guilford Central School, 374 School Rd.

NEWFANE Santa Claus Visit: Children who have been good all year can get a present, listen to a Christmas classic story, and get a photo with Santa. 10:30 a.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; 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.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Orchard Street Pottery 8th Annual Solstice Second Sale: Potter Walter Slowinski has been producing his wood-fired salt-glazed stoneware and porcelain at this location for the past 20 years. Well-known for his signature branch-handle teapots and quirky-bird mugs and vases, a full selection of functional ware will be available, all discounted 20% for this one day only. 12 noon - 5 p.m. Walter Slowinsky Pottery Studio, 658 Orchard St. Information: 802-257-1030; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

BRATTLEBORO Pop Up Gift Shop: Vendors: Allison Korn Designs, Amber Bessette Art, Angel Creations, Bent Ornaments, Caroline's Scottish Shortbread, Celeste Longacre's Dried Herbs and Edible Flowers, Ceres Natural Remedies, Diane Echlin Ceramics, Earth Creations jewelry, Eclecticasia Creation, Ellen Howard Handmade, Gray Raven Farm, Hames & Axle Farm, Hannah Ellingwood's Art, Hidden Bean Bakeshop, Jessica's Jewelry paparazzi, Joanna Alix Watercolors, Just Breathe Out, Kusikuy Clothing, LKreations Gourd Art, Miss Pearl's Treasures, Nail Chix Color Street, Our Corner Booth, Primas Custom Projects, Rolling Rock Salt, Salsa Sisters, Scentsy, Scrappy Mitts, Sew Happy Quilting, Squirrel Stash, SWD Potteryworks, The Bunker Farm (Dummerston), The Twisted Forest, Usborne Books and More, Vermont Hempicurean, WildWood Acres Alpacas, and more. 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Also see 12/23). The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2018