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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. $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.

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.

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.


BRATTLEBORO Community Circle Dance: All dances taught. No partner needed. Led by Lynn Hartwood and Jane Buchan. 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. River Valley Aikido Center, 11 Cottage St. Parker Huber: 802-257-9108, www.brattleborocircledance.org.



December 2019