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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, December 


Performing arts

PUTNEY The Lantern Sisters - Katherine Fahey and Dan Van Allen: Katherine, a crankie artist, is renowned for her amazing detail as well as her storytelling skills. Visionary artist and parade puppet maker Dan Van Allen will be puppeteering and doing sound effects. With the serenade of ballads, stories, comic songs, and originally composed music, the artists will present an assortment of beautifully handcrafted crankies for your entertainment. Crankies are rolling illustrations, wound inside a wooden box and then hand-cranked so that the images move across a viewing screen. Once called "moving panoramas," crankies were as close as it got to films in the early 19th century. "Listening to Katherine Fahey recount personal memories, ghost stories, and a lovely tale about Baltimore’s arabbers while grouped around The Lantern Sisters’ gorgeously adorned crankie box, feels as intimate as huddling around a campfire with friends." - Washington Post. Recently, crankies have made a fresh and invigorated appearance throughout the nation, appearing in circuses, music events, and puppet theaters. 7:30 p.m. $18, $16 seniors/students (cash or check only). Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

NEWFANE Leni Gaudet, Karen Evans, Marie Welch, Jenny Tibbits: These four artists from the Deerfield Valley Art Association share a reverence for the natural world and a deep appreciation for reflective light and seasonal color. The oil miniatures of Marie Welch will delight, and the landscapes and still life of Leni, Karen, and Jenny will captivate. The DVAA was formed in 1931 by local artists and is a non-juried association open to all genres of the arts and crafts of New England. 1-5 p.m. Tues., Wed., Fri.; 2-7 pm Thur; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat. Through Monday, December 30. Free. Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Architecture + Design Film Series - "Renzo Piano: The Architect of Light" (2018): This screening follows architect Renzo Piano during the design and construction of Santander - Spain's renowned Botin Art Center. Directed by Carlos Saura. 6:30 p.m. This series runs monthly. Free. One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information: ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Played Out! Brattleboro LGBT+ Game Night: Calling all LGBT+ folk and allies. Join us for card games, board games, and dice games. Bring your favorites as well as a friends. Open to all ages; 16 and under, bring a responsible adult. Fragrance-free. 7 - 9 p.m. on the ground floor (2nd Wed. of every month). Free. The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., 1st fl. Information: 802-254-3400; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO "Impeachment and the Rule of Law" with Tim Kipp: What happens when the president violates the oath of office? Through the lens of history and contemporary politics this lecture/discussion will examine the roles of the Constitution, the Dept. of Justice's Office of Legal Council, the 25th Amendment, and impeachment in addressing president misconduct. We ask: "How well is the US living up to the principle of the Rule of Law?". 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.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Black & Pink Annual Holiday Card Party for Incarcerated LGBTQ Folks: This is one of many happening all across the country as part of a national effort organized by Black & Pink. ​The holidays can be a challenging and lonely time when you’re locked up and away from loved ones. We'll be decorating and sending holiday cards to LGBTQ folks who are currently in prison - with a goal of sending 60 cards - so we'd love to have your help! There will be pizza, drinks, card-making supplies. We'll also share more ways that you can continue to be involved in prison justice work including getting involved with Great Falls Books Through Bars, and ways that you can find an LGBTQ prisoner pen pal. We're asking for folks to bring supplies to support Great Falls Books Through Bars (no hardcovers) and items for the Post-Bail-Out Backpack Program: Backpacks, Pre-paid Gift Cards/Visa, Toiletries, (toothbrushes, toothpaste, liquid soap, pads/tampons, shampoo, floss, lotion, deodorant), Food/Water (water bottles, granola bars, other pre-packaged/easy to eat dry goods, instant coffee). Plus Handwarmers, Wipes, Warm socks, Gloves, hats, Mini first-aid kits, Cigarettes, PVTA money and/or Uber/Lyft credits. 6 - 8:30 p.m., Suite A206. Enter on the right of the large building (door with a ramp) and follow the signs for OITO (Out in the Open). Accessible by elevator and stair. We'll pass the hat to help pay for printing/postage. Cotton Mill, 74 Cotton Mill Hill. RSVP requested by 12/10 so we have enough pizza: Eva:, 513-600-0580.

BRATTLEBORO Compassionate Brattleboro - "Compassion, Fear, and Safety on Brattleboro's Streets and Public Places": We hear that fear and unpleasantness is keeping residents and tourists away from Brattleboro's downtown. We also hear that a sizable number of Brattleboro residents have no place to hang their hats or spend their days other than our streets and parks. Brattleboro voters say they want to be a compassionate community. What can we learn about ourselves and our community by looking at this situation through the lens of compassion? Is there a compassionate way forward which includes safety, responsibility, accountability, and legality? A panel of five residents with varied perspectives on downtown life will share their views and stimulate community conversation. 7 p.m. (The spring 2020 series is now being planned and ideas/requests can be sent to Previous conversations can be viewed on Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2019