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Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO ""The Looking Glass Season": Featuring five artists who live in the Brattleboro area: Tina Olsen, Markie Sallick, Walter Hagedorn, John Loggia, and Schuyler Gould. This show is designed so that it can be seen through 118 Elliot's street level windows until 9 p.m. every day. (Exhibit may continue through 1/2021). One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Information:,

Ideas and education

Windham County Genealogy Interest Group (via Zoom): Topics for this meeting include Publishing Your Family Genealogy Online and researching ancestors using Find A Grave. Those who do a lot of genealogy research on their family eventually reach a point when they wonder, "What am I going to do with all this stuff?" One way to share family history/collaborate is to create a genealogy website. New tools make building it easy and give you control over what it includes. The Next Generation (TNG) is one such tool. Bill Clark gives an intro to using the features in this software. He's used TNG to create his own Clark-Hart Family Website, which includes ways to search/display the genealogy. Cemeteries provide helpful ancestor info. One of the largest collections online is Find A Grave. Wayne Blanchard will lead a tour of the website and show ways to search it. Part of the reason the site has over 190 million memorials is that its online community has been adding gravestones since 1995. Anyone can join for free and add memorials. Some people "adopt" a cemetery and add all the gravestones in a location to the site; others add photos/info about their own family. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Future meetings will be bi-monthly, alternating between Brooks Memorial and Rockingham Libraries. More information: Free. Zoom. Information: Limited to the first 30 people who register:

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: This is one of the few indoor VT farmers markets open for in-person shopping this season (Shop-n-Go mode - limiting number of customers at one time). There is a new curbside pick-up option for those preferring completely touchless. Order and pay online for pick up on Saturday. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Snap food benefits, Cash Crop, and the market's own food boost bucks are welcome. Sponsored by Post Oil Solutions. Through Saturday, March 27. Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market, 153 Main St. Information: Sherry: 802-869-2141,, pre-order/info:

Kids and families

GRAFTON Yes, There Will Be Christmas In Grafton: The Covid pandemic has caused many changes in our lives but the women and men of the Grafton Fire and Rescue Auxiliary continue to be constant in their support of local First Responders according to Auxiliary President Amber Stevens. She further stated: "You can help in this effort and bring some normalcy to your home as we enter the holiday season by visiting Grafton Village and purchasing a Christmas tree at the annual Christmas in Grafton Festival.". 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 12/5 and 12/6: The Auxiliary is selling fresh cut VT trees near the Phelps Barn at the Grafton Inn. Any remaining trees will be available at the Grafton Village Garage. Trees range from 5 to 10 feet high; local delivery can be arranged. Even though the Christmas in Grafton event will be scaled back this year, it 's rumored that Santa may pass through to check out decorations around the Village on his way to the North Pole. Details are limited at this time but Grafton Firefighters have been asked to be ready with a fire engine to escort Santa around the Village. As more info becomes available, it'll be posted on the Grafton Fire and Rescue page on Facebook. Through Sunday, December 6. Grafton Inn, 92 Main St. Information: Dave Ross: 802-843-1112.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Featuring items by local crafters, artists, foragers, and bakers. Also a Christmas tree sale, snacks, and gift wrapping. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (10 - 11 a.m. reserved for high risk patrons). Entry through the side door, signage to direct you there, 10 person capacity (socially distant). Parking off-site; tree pick-up in back lot. (Also see 12/6). Epsilon Spires (First Baptist Church), 190 Main St. Information: ,, or Facebook.

350VT Annual Convergence (Online): Learn about 350VT’s ongoing work: trainings and workshops, Mother Up! family groups, local nodes, fossil fuel resistance, climate justice solutions, and more! This is an opportunity to come together after the election - to celebrate, grieve, collaborate, and nurture our movement for collective liberation and for a livable planet. We're honored to have Indigenous activist Sherri Mitchell Weh'na Ha'mu Kwasset as our keynote speaker who will help inspire our vision for 2021 and beyond. 2 - 6 p.m. Sliding scale from $0. Online. Information: Register:

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

W. BRATTLEBORO All Souls Church Holiday Bazaar: Think of the European Christmas Markets held outdoors. You will find our handmade and decorated artisan wreaths displayed around our bazaar area in the parking lot. There will be an Edible Delights Table featuring traditional holiday baked goods as well as other edibles such as jams, jellies, baking mixes. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Covid guidelines must be followed - dress warmly and wear a mask. West Village Meeting House, 29 South St. Information: 802-254-9377; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2020