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Celebrations and festivals

GREENFIELD Third Annual Hamp Get Down - Festival to Celebrate Music, Arts, Friendship: At this multi-stage indoor festival we're bringing together Western MA artists to welcome in the "Ragin' 20s" with a bang. Live bands in the Ballroom (1st fl.), hip hop in The Wheelhouse Speakeasy, and DJs in the Flapper Lounge (4th fl.). Presented by HampGrown & Dipitus. 7 p.m. - 1 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.). $20 to $25. Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (The Arts Block), 289 Main St. Tickets: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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 with Nate Martel. 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,,


BRATTLEBORO Writing from Mindfulness: Cheryl Wilfong leads a day of guided meditation, walking, and writing so you can find the wisdom of your deepest voice. Enjoy a quiet day of retreat and writing down the mind. Directions are simple: Sit. Breathe. Write. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $20 (to VT Insight) plus donation to teacher. Vermont Insight Meditation Center, 229 Western Ave. (Solar Hill). Register:


BRATTLEBORO Shine A Light for Social Justice (Brattleboro Area Jewish Community): The inspiration for Shine A Light observes Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, as an opportunity to bring the community together in solidarity with the challenges faced today by all marginalized people in our country. Each night will be hosted by a different local business and focus on a different social justice issue. "Lighting leaders" from the Jewish community will lead the each evening's program which will include the traditional candle lighting and prayer and the singing of songs about Hanukkah and social justice. Discussion of the evening's theme is welcome. 5:30 p.m. 12/28, Gallery in the Woods - Racial Justice; 12/29, Everyone's Books - Immigrant Justice. Through Sunday, December 29. Elliot Street Fish, Chips & More, 50 Elliot St. Information: Laura Berkowitz:



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