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Performing arts

DUMMERSTON "Bell, Book and Candle": Set in New York in the 1950s, this is a romantic comedy about Gillian Holroyd, a modern witch seeking to sample human romance. She enchants her neighbor, Shepherd Henderson, who happens to be engaged to one of her enemies. First produced in 1950, it was later made into a movie starring Kim Novak and Jimmy Stewart. Written by John Van Druten, this Vermont Theatre Company production is directed by Robert Wellington with Brenda L. Seitz as stage manager and Michelle Page and Jonathan Kinnersley as producers. "Bell, Book and Candle" is an American classic. 11/1, 11/2: 7:30 p.m. 11/3: 3 p.m. Repeats 11/8-11/10. $15, $13 students and seniors. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-254-1138.


BRATTLEBORO Beginning Relief Carving at HatchSpace: Learn how to carve with traditional European and Japanese carving tools. Through demonstrations and hands on practice, participants can see what just a couple of carving tools can do on a design in basswood. No experience necessary. Tools and basswood provided during class sessions. 1 - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, November 17. $140 for 3 classes. HatchSpace, 35 Frost St. Information:,


NEWFANE Essential Soul Health: Deeply healing, transformative workshop featuring essential oils and a restorative yoga practice designed to release dense negative vibrations and replenish your emotional reservoirs. Marguerite Gadbois will guide you through a specific essential oil protocol applying 10 different oils along acupuncture points. Then Jeni Callihan supports the experience with a mindfully designed gentle yoga practice. 1 - 4 p.m. $40. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Mudras, Mantras, and Meditation: Explore mantras (repetitive sanskrit phrases), mudras (hand gestures), and meditation (quiet contemplation) to address major obstacles and to inspire lasting change in our lives. This helps cultivate deep relaxation by calming the mind. With Tracy Donahue. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Sundays. Through Sunday, November 17. $20 per session. Newfane Village Yoga, 599 Rte. 30. Sign up:

Community building

PUTNEY Southern Vermont Sister District - Vacation Auction, Concerts, Dinner: Silent auction of Save Our Nation Vacation rental opportunities: Dinner: homemade soup, salad, bread, and cash bar. Two bands: The Seymour Sisters: Kate Wolf, dobro; Laura Williams, guitar, lead vocals; Betsy Williams, bass; Beth Spicer, banjo, mandolin, guitar. Specializing in synchronized rhythm and harmony, the quartet found music had a healing effect and helped them find and spread joy in difficult times. They play a blend of Bluegrass, Old Time, Gospel, Folk music and especially enjoy playing tunes by Red Molly and Gillian Welch, plus their own compositions. Bourbon Shuffle plays an eclectic mix of acoustic folk music drawing its material from traditional folk, country, blues, rock with Janet Goldstein, double bass and vocals; Sue Caviola, banjo and vocals; and Mark Baker, fiddle and vocals. 4 p.m. Adults: $15 to $50 sliding scale, Children: $5. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WALPOLE 22nd Annual Empty Bowl Dinner: With the theme "Gather and Share," this event begins with an auction preview and social hour. A highlight is each attendee's selection of a handmade bowl to take home as a reminder of those who struggle to put food on the family table. Live auction - artworks, handmade table, 150 gallons of heating oil or propane, Stratton ski passes, custom-made wood box from Cooperman's Fife and Drum, Chris Sherwin glass bowl, quilts, quartet of metal musicians by Bob Taylor, baseball autographed by Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, a night at the Grafton Inn, glass piece by Nick Kekic of Tsuga Studios, dinner-theater night out, gift certificates from local businesses, and the much-sought-after two pounds of fudge by Cathy Siano. Dinner proceeds support food programs of Our Place - a food pantry, daily breakfast and lunch, nutrition education. Our Place Empty Bowl is part of an international effort that began in 1990. What started as a local effort in a Michigan high school has grown into a worldwide program that has raised more than a million dollars to help fight hunger. 5 p.m. $40. Alysons Orchard, 57 Alysons Ln. Tickets: 802-463-2217,,

TOWNSHEND Townshend Historical Society Annual Meeting: Charlie Marchant will give a presentation about Townhend photographers after the brief meeting. 3 p.m. Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Rte. 30. Information: Eileen Fahey: 802-365-4030,

Arts and crafts

VERNON Vernon Artisan Market: Shoppers will find baked goods, maple syrup, farm to table foods, baskets, pottery, pickles and mustards, Shaker boxes, and many other holiday gifts and toys, all by Vernon residents. Featured vendors include: Paul Miller, maker of beautiful Shaker boxes using reclaimed wood from old covered bridges and other New England landmarks; Carol Moore, famous for her delicious homemade pickles and mustards; Sandy Harris, owner of Vermont Traditions baskets and gifts; Sarah Clark, producer of Clark Farm maple products; Kristen Willis, owner of Pineledge Farm; Jean Carr, creator of hand sewn and hand knit gifts; Martha Haskins, creator of felted puppets and toys; and Bronna Zlochiver, who makes a affordable, functional pottery. Baked goods will be for sale by supporters of the Vernon Free Library. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Mountain View Adventist Church, 1002 Ft. Bridgeman Hwy. Information: 802-579-1567,


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Kaeza Fearn. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108,

BRATTLEBORO The Sun Rays (from the Paneurhythmy cycle of dances): Taught by Antoaneta Krushevska of Bulgaria and Amherst, MA, these dances impart energy, joy, and health to the entire human system. Potluck lunch. 10:30 - 12 noon: Break for potluck lunch. 1:30 - 3 p.m. Dancing continues. Beginners welcome. Come for all day, the morning, or only for afternoon sessions. $10 suggested donation. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Information: Nancy: 802-490-2213.


BRATTLEBORO Rally to Stand Up for Democracy and Support the Impeachment of President Donald Trump: Bring your signs, your flags, your voices. Come out and actively stand up for our Democratic system and for the impeachment of the President. 2 p.m. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St.



November 2019