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The written word

BRATTLEBORO 14th Annual Friends Holiday Book Sale & Basket Raffle: Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Chances are you'll find it in this wonderful selection of "like new" books, CDs, and DVDs for sale. All proceeds go toward supporting library services and high-quality programming. 12/12 and 12/13: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 12/14: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY River Singers Holiday Concerts - Benefit for Community Seekers Asylum Project: Led by Mary Cay Brass, this is a multi-generational choir known for its eclectic mix of music from diverse cultural musical heritages. Presenting a cornucopia of soulful songs of joy, love and peace, beginning with a Croatian New Year’s Carol, "Dobar Vecer" and dance song,"Moja Diri Dika" accompanied by their village band with director Brass on accordion, Mary Lea on fiddle, Matt Sharff on bass. Moving on to the British Isles and the West Gallery village hymn tradition: "Arise and Hail the Joyful Day" and "Derwent Wassail." Then the Hebrew song "Al Hanissim." The River Singers has a deep commitment to presenting, in song, visions of social justice and will sing songs about this from South Africa. Every River Singers concert is a benefit for a local or global peace initiative. This year’s concert is for CASP - Community Asylum Seekers Project (www.caspvt.org). 12/14: 7:30 p.m.; 12/15: 4 p.m. Through Sunday, December 15. $15, free for children under 12 (all tickets at door only, cash or check). Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: www.marycaybrass.com, mcbrass@vermontel.net.

Fundraising and awareness events

BRATTLEBORO Ladies of the Rainbow - Benefit Drag Show: Featuring adult entertainment (songs and stand-up comedy) as well as a 50/50 raffle and cash bar to raise funds for the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont - supporting local people living with HIV/AIDS and working to reduce the risk of transmission to others in Windham, Bennington, and southern Windsor counties. Event sponsors include Brown Computer Solutions, Caracul Consulting, Joe Heslin Strategies, Frog Meadow, and Re-Pete Property Maintenance Service. 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.) Not suitable for children. $20 ($150 for table of 8). Veterans of Foreign Wars, 40 Black Mountain Rd. Information: Tickets: 802-254-4444, www.DragShow.eventbee.com.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Weekly diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. Lunch menu and live music. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Bring shopping bags or buy ours. Through Saturday, March 28. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-869-2141, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org, www.brattleborowinterfarmersmarket.org.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO "Matilda: The Musical": With a cast of 39 revolting children (ages 6-18), "Matilda" follows the story of an unlikely heroine who dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the novel by Roald Dahl, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Directed by NEYT Exec. Dir. Hallie Flower, this Tony Award-winning musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. This show was made possible through support from The Winston Prouty Center for Child & Family Development, Europa IT, Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association. 12/12-12/14, 12/19-21: 7 p.m., 12/14-15, 12/21-22, 2 p.m. Handicap accessible. $15, $13 seniors, $11 children. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

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. 12/13: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., 12/14: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Repeats 12/20, 12/21). River Garden, 157 Main St. Information: 802-246-0982; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Make-Your-Own - Carve A Clay Tile or Create a Glass Ornament: Spend an hour in the clay or glass studio working with the highest quality materials to create a work of art to give or keep. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Repeats 12/14). Glass: $45 per ornament. Clay: $35 per tile or $120 for set of four. Fulcrum Arts Center, Rte. 30, 485 West River Rd. Pre-registration recommended (walk-ins welcome) 802-257-2787; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2019