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BELLOWS FALLS The Jobz and Jessica Rabbit Syndrome: In partnership with Windsor-based musicians' collective What Doth Life, it's loud fun crunchytime when The Jobz and Jessica Rabbit Syndrome record and film concert sets. 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Taping is free (donations welcome). Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Local history

SAXTONS RIVER Fireside Chat - "Beavers: Answering Your Gnawing Questions": Laurence "Skip" Lisle of Grafton is best known for creating the Beaver Deceiver and the Castor Master. He worked with the Penobscot tribe to help them control beavers while maintaining their habitats, a dedication he continued with the founding of Beaver Deceivers International. He has worked in habitats all over North America and in parts of Europe. He suggests that those attending read "Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter" by Ben Goldfarb for good background information. Attendees are always invited to share their own experiences, photos, artifacts and stories related to the topic of the evening. This series is presented by Main Street Arts and the Saxtons River Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. in the dining room (which is open for dinner after the presentation), reservations recommended. Call Main Street Arts in case of inclement weather. Free (donations accepted). Saxtons River Inn and Restaurant, 27 Main St. Information: 802-869-2110 (Inn), 802-869-2960 (Main Street Arts).

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO "Babar: The Movie": This gem from 1989 brings the famous storybook elephant to life on the big screen. Common Sense Media recommends it for ages 5 and up (but there is one scene of troubling violence and peril early on). Also, celebrating a partnership with the Latchis on the Movies for Kids series, Brooks Memorial Library members will be on hand with books to check out and a chance for local youngsters to get their own library cards. 11:30 a.m. By donation. Latchis (Films), 50 Main St. Information: 802-246-1500; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

WILMINGTON "Taste of Spain" (Bienvenidos a Espana): The evening features authentic Spanish cuisine including paella, pintxos (traditional appetizers), Spanish wines and dessert. All proceeds will benefit the Twin Valley High School Spanish Club's trip to Spain in April 2019. The students (who will be your servers) will travel to Madrid where they'll experience a week-long homestay with a Spanish family, then on to Barcelona and other historic locations. Their Spanish host will travel to the Deerfield Valley in September to stay with our students and their families. Twin Valley High School has been organizing a Spain trip for many years and creates an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in Spanish culture and language while creating lifelong memories. Seventeen students will travel to Spain this year, which is double the number in previous years. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Purchase tickets at or with cash/check at Bartleby's Books. $85 ($150 per couple). White House Inn, 178 Rte 9. Information: 802-464-5005; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Main Street Banner Rising: Honor Martin Luther King Jr. and all who stand up for our vanishing civil rights. You are invited to see the banner raised by the Brattleboro Fire Dept. Take this opportunity to stand with the banner when it goes up. Bring a song to sing, words to speak, a sign to hold. The banner is homegrown, made in Vermont, and funded by small local donations. Banner will be raised through 1/27. The Works Cafe, 118 Main St. Information: 802-454-3154,



January 2019