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Performing arts

SAXTONS RIVER Miscast Cabaret: Some of the MSA's most talented vocalists will tackle show tunes usually performed by the opposite gender for an unforgettable evening of entertainment in an informal cabaret setting. Performers recently seen in MSA's musical productions of "The Secret Garden," "Chicago," "Sweeney Todd," "Pinafore," "Hedwig" and the "Angry Inch" will perform songs they love but happen to be written for characters they may never have a chance to play. 7:30 p.m. $15. Main Street Arts, 37 Main St. Information: 802-869-2960,

BRATTLEBORO The MET: Live in HD - Phillip Glass's "Akhnaten": 1 p.m. $22, $20 MET Club Forever members, $10 students. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Tickets/Schedule: 802-254-1109 x 3,,

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Chris Carter - "Collection of Inspiration and Solitude" Oils and Watercolor: . Through Friday, November 29. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BELLOWS FALLS Latin Music Dance Party : With DJ El Duque. Nightclub dance party atmosphere, bespoke cocktails all made in-house, inclusive happy vibe, all welcome, come dance with us. This event inaugurates our monthly all Latin Dance parties. 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Music and Dancing (9:30 p.m. Kitchen closes - farm fresh local ingredients, international and Latin tapas/small plate menu). Wunderbar, 22 Rockingham St. Information: 802-489-0289; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Women's Chorus - "Love Changes Everything": Directed by Becky Graber and the 100-plus member chorus accompanied by Cathy Martin on piano and by Lisa McCormick's Ukulele Orchestra. Many of the songs are by women composers: The concert title song "Love Changes Everything" by Lisa McCormick; two by Ali Burns of Scotland; "Lullabye" by Cris Williamson; the irreverent "If You Love Me" by Malvina Reynolds; and Holly Near's "Change of Heart," which says, among other things, "There's a change of heart any time you join the choir." Baby Boomer favorites include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," Billy Joel's "Lullabye," and a medley of Beatles tunes. For the younger crowd, "One Day by Matisyahu. 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $12, $10 seniors/students, $20 generous. Epsilon Spires (First Baptist Church), 190 Main St. Information: 802-254-8994,

BELLOWS FALLS Corner House: Abiding by a love for adventure, Corner House finds purpose and solace in the beauty of earth and music. Clinging wholeheartedly to studied traditions, the Boston based band tends to write and arrange music liberally comprised of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian Stringband, and Bluegrass influences. Smart Folks, an EP just released, includes Casey Murray on cello and clawhammer banjo. With four originals from the group and two contemporary Irish numbers, the EP is a diverse mix of sounds and textures, songs and tunes. The first cut, a collection of Irish slip jigs (Farewell to Whaley Range and Soggy's Slip Jig) combines swirling melody and counterpoint. Following that is one of two Hawkins-penned tunes on the recording. Happy Now is a musing on family and depression, brought to life by the band. The title track, Smart Folks, penned by Setiawan, works with odd phrase lengths and a singing melody to create a unique profile, characteristic to his writing. The album closes with a banjo tune by Murray. Through the Snow-Covered Pines evokes the Appalachian stringband side of the band, finishing the album on an uplifting note. 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. $15 to $35. The Chapel, 20 Church St. Information: 802-460-0110,

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: 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. Lunch menu and live with the Moondogs. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Bring shopping bags or buy ours. (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. music in the cafe). Through Saturday, March 28. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141,,

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Robotics Teams (Hosted by BUHS STEM Academy): Join over a dozen high school robotics teams across Vermont and Massachusetts - including the 2018 First Tech Challenge World Champions - "The Brainstormers" from Lexington, MA. This event is a 'scrimmage' - an opportunity for teams to compare designs and parts, show their work-in-progress (the robots must be finished by spring), and exchange ideas. There will be at least one 'arena' set up for robots to demonstrate their abilities, along with 'pit talks' about particular topics and challenges. 12 noon - 4 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (enter on the gym side of BUHS). Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd.

WALPOLE Holiday Fair: Famous Cookie Walk plus decorated holiday cookies. Also pies, breads, jams, preserves, rolls, other holiday treats. New and vintage crafts/holiday decor. Greens (swags/wreaths). Raffle with gift baskets including area merchants. Free hot drink with purchase of baked snack. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. St. Johns Episcopal Church, Elm and Westminster Sts. Information: 603-756-4533.

Community building

WESTMINSTER Open House at Greater Falls Warming Shelter: The public is invited to stop in for coffee and doughnuts and a tour of this new location that can serve 10 men and women who are experiencing homelessness for a variety of reasons. The mission of the GFWS is to provide a safe, warm overnight shelter during the winter months for those in need. 10 a.m. - 12 noon (Open through 4/15/2020). Greater Falls Warming Shelter, 7752 US Rte 5 (btw. Golden Cross & J&W Auto).

Arts and crafts

WEST DUMMERSTON Create-A-Card Workshop: Join scrap-booker Cindy Crawford to create your masterpiece. The All ages welcome, but space is limited. Bring your own scissors. . Free (donations appreciated to benefit the children's book collection and defray materials cost). Lydia Taft Pratt Library, 156 West St. Register with Cindy: 802-579-6262.

GUILFORD Holiday Open Studio Celebrates 20th Year: When Nancy Detra and Carol Schnabel started this event, they could not have imagined how it would evolve. Crafts represented include photography, jewelry, mosaics, sewing, quilting, maple sugaring, woodcarving, pottery, glassblowing, painting, puppets, weaving, soap-making. Among this year's participants is Nelly Detra, a professional weaver offering dish towels and shoulder bags. Hanna Jenkins, farmer florist at Tapalou Guilds, uses dried flowers and foraged treasures to adorn non-traditional handwoven everlasting wreaths and other forms. Returning again is John Dimick. Since retiring from teaching, he's currently working in watercolors and paints with the Brush and Palette Painters, belongs to the Saxtons River Art Guild, and is a member of the VT Watercolor Society. Susan Fenton, a graphic designer with a myriad of artistic talent, brings some new work this year including small painted furniture pieces along with her cards/book marks. Nancy Detra is back from a painting trip to Tuscany where she immersed herself in the stunning patchwork landscape and sketched visitors. Carol Schnabel, a weaver for almost 40 years, continues to enjoy designing/creating new things for the body and home. Refreshments. 11/22: 3 - 8 p.m., 11/23: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Not handicap accessible. Carol Schnabel Studio, 410 Green River Rd. Information: 802 257-1894,

Community meals

VERNON Ham and Bean Supper: Ham, potatoes, homemade baked beans, vegetables. Cub Scout Pack 447 will provide desserts and host a cake and pie silent auction. 5 - 7 p.m. By donation (proceeds benefit the Vernon Fire Assn.). Vernon Fire Department, 2842 Fort Bridgman Rd. Information: 802-254-2425.

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

BRATTLEBORO Christmas Bazaar: Items for sale include homemade doughnuts and other baked goods, Christmas decor, hand knit items, and more. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 18 Town Crier Dr. Information: 802-254-4218; Click to e-mail for more information.



November 2019