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Performing arts

PUTNEY Sandglass Theater - "When I Put On Your Glove" : This performance is about belonging, memory and inter-generational dialogue. It's a puppetry, dance, and spoken word piece that explores a daughter's relationship to her father's work building upon a premise that puppets are containers of memory. What does it mean for her to slip into her father's art – and not just the form but the actual pieces? This work addresses universal questions of belonging, childhood, fear of loss, death, and the complicated nature of navigating generational artistic legacy. The passing of these puppets into new hands marks a pivotal moment of generational transition for Sandglass Theater. It's an engagement with what legacy means in the field of puppetry; how an art form endures/transforms as it is handed to the next generation; meeting the voice of the past with the voice of the present, and singing it into the future. Shoshana Bass, performer and creator; Eric Bass, concept and creator of the original Autumn Portraits; Gerard Stropnicky, director; Alison Mott, choreographer; Maria Pugnetti, sound design; Ines Zeller Bass, additional design and construction; Music by GlassDuo. 7:30 p.m. For ages 14 and up. Part of the Putney Craft Tour Weekend ( Through Saturday, November 30. $18, $16 students and seniors. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-4051,

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Critiquing Capitalism - Screenings and Lecture Interrogate Current Economic System : The program kicks off with the six-part documentary "Capitalism" by Ilan Ziv, screened in three installments. It blends interviews with some of the world's great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics with on-the-ground footage shot in 22 countries, ultimately questioning the myth of the unfettered free market and shedding light on the human toll capitalism has extracted. "We need to understand the history and implications of capitalism in order to dismantle or transform it," Jamie Mohr, artistic director of Epsilon Spires, said in a news release. She adds that she chose the date to begin the program as a way to "counter the celebration of rampant consumerism on Black Friday." After each screening, an audience discussion will be facilitated by Bob Johnson of Omega Optics. 7 - 10 p.m. (Continues 12/4 and 12/8). Free. Epsilon Spires (First Baptist Church), 190 Main St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Art walks and tours

PUTNEY 41st Putney Craft Tour: Putney and Saxtons River: Glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, painters, woodworkers, and other artisans invite visitors to come in to their studios to discover, ask questions, sip hot cider, and buy that one-of-a-kind gift direct from the artisan who made it: Jeanne Bennett, Caitlin Burch, Robert Burch, Ryan Burh, Nancy Calicchio, Tom Goldschmid, Kim Grall, Green Mountain Spinnery, Judy Hawkins, Deborah Lazar, Joshua Letourneau, Marcie Maynard, Peter Maynard, David Mischke, Fiona Morehouse, Dena Gartenstein Moses, Parish Hill Creamery, Ken Pick, Putney Mountain Windry, Pamela Simmons, Jeanette Staley. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day. Visitors may start at The Gleanery for information, maps, and a preview exhibition of the artisans' works. Through Sunday, December 1. The Gleanery, 133 Main St. Information: 802-387-4032,,

Community building

BELLOWS FALLS Open House Weekend (Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance): Over 60 shopping locations, plus events throughout Bellows Falls, Rockingham, Saxtons River, and Westminster. . Through Monday, December 2. Bellows Falls 3rd Friday. Information:

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with Bard Owl: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. More refreshments in the cafe. Breeze Verdant on guitar, vocals, stomp box and Annie Landenberger on vocals and percussion offer a wide range of tunes from old to original and new. 5 p.m. pizza, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. music. $12 suggested donation for pizza pie. Donations also appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Strolling of the Heifers presents Pop-Up Holiday Gift Shop: Start your holiday shopping and support local artists and artisans. Specialty foods, pottery, jewelry, woven/knit wear. Vendors: Barndoor Wreaths, Beautiful Things, Beeze Tees Screen Printing, Beverly Mittelstadt Dream Vacations, Brag Bags, Brothers Leather Co., Buddy's A Pet's Store, By The Dozen, Cabinfish Fiber and Art, Caitlin Burch Glassworks, Celeste Longacre (author), Cloverworks Farm, Designs By Diana, Earthen Herbal, Eclecticasia Creation, Extreme Concessions, Fashiopurse, FlatwareCreations, Gray Raven Farm, Harvest Mushrooms, Hooded Stranger by Shapeshifters, JM Fine Art Photography, Jabs Jazzy Nails VIP Color Street, Jaimie Scanlon/Ellen Tumavicus, Joy Farm Totes by Tracee, Knit Finery by Midge and Linda, Landmark College LEAP, Loved Ones (Names on Art Prints), Lukes Bee's Honey, Luminary Designs, Marisa Imon, Nova Luxe Studios, Owl Creek Farm VT, Parish Hill Creamery, Peaceful Snowfield Alpacas, Powderknits, Red Moon Artisans, Rolling Rock Salt, Saltbox Seasonings, Solus Studio, Steel Waters Healing, Stone Circle VT, Stowe Fabric & Yarn, SweetGrass, Sylvia Ryder, Taylored Design, Teresa Koziol T.O.P., Thicket, Touchstone Crystal by Linda Papineau, Vera Flora Farm, VT Country Candles, VT Mosaics, VT Weaving School, Who Framed Bob, Wild Hart Distillery, WildWood Acres Alpacas. 11/29: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 11/30: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Repeats 12/13, 12/14, 12/20, 12/21). Through Saturday, November 30. The River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Protest Vigil at TD Bank: TD helps to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. What you can do in addition to attending the vigils: If you are a TD depositor, change banks. Founded in 2005, Post Oil Solutions is a 501c3 community organizing project in Southeastern VT whose mission is to help empower the people of the Central Connecticut River Valley bio-region in this era of global warming and climate change to develop sustainable, resilient, collaborative, and socially just communities leading to a self- and community-sufficient post petroleum society. 12 noon - 1 p.m. every Friday. Signs provided. TD Bank, 215 Main St. Information:



November 2019