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Visual arts and shows

PUTNEY "Arts & Letters" by Candace Jensen: Jensen is a visual artist, writer, calligrapher who uses hand-made inks, herbs, pigments, gold leaf on paper and parchment to create decorated essays, poems, book-arts musings in the tradition of illuminated manuscripts. Her intent is to expand the scope of calligraphic illumination's cultural reliquary from religion into Deep Ecology. Deep Ecology, or Deep Green Theory, is an environmental philosophy and social movement focusing on changing the relationship between humans and the environment, recognizing the inherent value of nature. Legibility, language, storytelling, symbolic abstraction all figure into her playful, yet entirely serious treatment of these complex ideas and mythologies. The work is intended to inspire/engage with regenerative transformation in this fraught time. Curator, Nancy Storrow: "Ornately drawn and richly colored, one can view each painting as a book, with an elaborate and evolving cultural story throughout the chapters." Jensen is currently the Book Arts and Letterpress Programming Director at Ruth Stone House in Goshen, VT. Mondays: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesdays: 2 - 6 p.m. Through Wednesday, December 2. Free. Putney Public Library, 55 Main St. Information: 802-387-4407; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Community building

WALPOLE Thanksgiving Pie Sale: 9 - 12 noon. Pies are $15. There will also be other goods for sale. First Congregational Church of Walpole, 15 Washington St. Information: 603-756-4075; Click to e-mail for more information.

Community meals

BRATTLEBORO Community Thanksgiving - Everyone Eats!: The Windham Region Hunger Council met with Everyone Eats! Brattleboro to secure enough funding to provide 1,000 meals for a special holiday distribution. Thanks to additional help from Brattleboro Savings & Loan and donations from local community partners, these meals will be twice the size of a typical EE!B meal and contain a classic Thanksgiving dessert. No registration required; simply stop by in your vehicle or on foot and pick up the number of meals you need for your family and/or neighbors. Free. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. If you are unable to access the order form or need help with the registration process for meal delivery, call: www.brattleboro.com/everyoneeats.

BRATTLEBORO Today, Everyone Eats! distributes 1,000 Thanksgiving-style Meals to our Community: This Thanksgiving, specific meal distribution will happen alongside the usual Everyone Eats! meal distribution. These Thanksgiving-style meals will be twice the size of a typical Everyone Eats! meal and will contain a classic Thanksgiving dessert. The meals are prepared by participating local restaurants. There will be meals to accommodate dietary restrictions including vegetarian and gluten-free options. 4 - 6 p.m. No registration required. Simply stop by in your vehicle or on foot and pick up the number of meals you will need for your family and/or any neighbors who cannot make it. (There will be no meal distribution on Thanksgiving day itself - Thursday, 11/26.). Free. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St.

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

Strolling of the Heifers Announces Fundraising Auction (Online): Bid on awesome gifts, or treat yourself. Our generous donors have provided art, craft, food, tickets and so much more! Do you love the pottery of Laura Zindel? Need lift tickets, museum passes or a theater at The Latchis all to yourself for a night? This auction has heaps of great Vermont-made products from wellness to cheese. What the fundraiser supports: Since 2002, Strolling of the Heifers has been connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems. 11/25: 10 a.m. - 12/6: 11 p.m. Our annual parade and festival brings thousands of people to Brattleboro to celebrate farms, farmers, delicious local food. Sadly, COVID-19 has put this event, our main fundraiser, on hold for now. We're still at work on our year-round mission and focusing on rebuilding/redirecting our programs to align with "the new normal." This fundraiser will help sustain us while we evaluate ways to continue. Through Sunday, December 6. Online. Information: 32auctions.com/strollingoftheheifers.

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