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W. BRATTLEBORO The Soubrette Jazz Choir: Led by Anna Patton, this is a group of 18 women who do arrangements of swing, jazz, blues, and songs by contemporary songwriters. "Soubrette" is a term from musical theatre for the non-leading lady who is usually more worldly, more instrumental to plot intrigue, and funnier than the lead. The Choir seeks out these kinds of songs and performs them with syncopation, panache, and wonderfully crunchy harmonies. Their fall program includes Antonio Jobim's poetic epic, "Waters of March," Kate McGarrigle's "Kiss and Say Goodbye," and Patton's original lyrics for the Mose Allison instrumental, "Town," which embraces Brattleboro's charms and quirks. The Soubrettes will be accompanied by Lucy Kahn on bass, Wendy Eisenberg on guitar, and Patton on clarinet. Choir members will be featured on several opening numbers. 7 - 8 p.m. in the Chapel Room. All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Green Mountain Strummers: This ukulele band will perform a Holiday Sing-Along. Come join them in singing your favorite holiday songs and feel the joyful spirit of the holidays warming your heart! The group consists of Ro Corbin, Cal Heile, Deb Noe, Susan Rosano, Karen Shapiro, all playing ukulele, and Dennis Waring on clarinet. 12 noon - 1 p.m. Free. River Garden - Brown Bag Series, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Table Top Tuesday: Brattleboro Recreation & Parks and Stephen Washkevich announce the beginning of this new program. Cards, Twister, Munchkin, Candyland, and more. Bring a game to share or just a good attitude. Ages 8-18 years old are invited to step away from screens and enjoy face to face cardboard competition. 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Conference Room. Through Tuesday, December 17. $3 per class for Brattleboro residents, $5 non-residents. Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Free Kids Cooking Class: Fun with Food and Art - Gifts of the Season: Start the fun at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center to enjoy the current art exhibit, followed by a creative art project with BMAC's Linda Whelihan. See how art inspires our creativity and how food mirrors art when you follow the Lizi Rosenberg up to the Brattleboro Food Co-op's Cooking Classroom where you will do just that - by making something inspirationally delicious. 3:30 - 5 p.m. (use Canal St. entrance). Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, 7 Canal St. Registration required: 802-246-2821,


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic: Primary medical treatment for patients ages 18-64 in our community who do not have health insurance or who cannot afford their high deductibles or co-insurance. 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, 191 Clark Ave. Information: 802-251-8484; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

PUTNEY US Census - Presentation/Lunch: General overview of the history of the Census and how the 2020 Census will be carried out. Employment information as well as general tips for how to respond to the Census this spring. Frequently Asked Question sheets, business cards to share or to follow up with the Census Bureau on the application process. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-5593; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Contra Dance: Steve Zakon-Anderson calling to the music of Becky Tracy on fiddle, Keith Murphy on guitar & feet, Rachel Bell on accordion. No partner needed and beginners are welcome; all dances are taught and called. Carry in clean, soft-soled shoes. 7 - 10 p.m. (7 p.m. brief intro lesson). $10 to $12, $8 college students, $5 youth. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: 802-579-9960; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community meals

PUTNEY Putney Community Luncheon: Menu includes roasted turkey, gravy, stuffing, rolls, roasted root vegetables, green vegetables, chocolate cake for dessert. 12 noon - 1 p.m. $3.50 suggested donation. Laura Heller Barn, 54 Kimball Hill. Reserve your seat: 802-387-5593,



December 2019