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GUILFORD Jazz Guitarists Draa Hobbs and John Stowell: 7 p.m. $15 to $20 at door. Wendys Soiree. Directions: 802-254-6189.


BRATTLEBORO Wreaths from Nature: The December woods and fields are filled with botanical beauty that is often overlooked - lichens, vines, dried weeds, berries, seedpods. Take a short walk to gather materials to supplement those on hand and then enjoy hot chocolate and cookies by the wood stove and weave it all together. 1 - 3 p.m. $15 members, $25 non-members (includes wreath-making materials). Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, 1221 Bonnyvale Rd. Information: 802-257-5785; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Farmers' markets

PUTNEY Putney Farmers' Market 10th Annual Season: 36 Vendors bringing the finest/freshest local goods. Lively live music. Community, Commerce, Celebration!. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Through Sunday, December 22. Putney Farmers Market, Green Mountain Orchards, 130 W. Hill Rd. 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 info, maps, preview exhibition of artisans' works. 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:

BRATTELBORO Brattleboro Common Sense Open Meeting and Orientation for New Volunteers: In 2019, our petition for a Sustainability Coordinator was approved, but other terms of our Climate Crisis forum and common sense conservation lost their first vote. Current Agenda: We're improving our unique/aggressive "Declaration of Climate Emergency" with Selectboard input that sets all Americans equal across the political divide, establishing compassion and unity for the sake of climate rescue. Local Wall Street Tax, police safety, basic social research, the 2010 EMDOVY v Brattleboro (Superior Court order that ends censorship of petitions by the Selectboard). We promoted Brattleboro's Declaration that climate change is real and human-made, and that carbon be listed as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act; Renewable-sourced municipal electricity was approved in 2019. 10:30 a.m. Brattleboro Common Sense, 16 Washington St. Information: 802-490-9363,



December 2019