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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Thorn In My Side!": This original game show written by Ben Stockman, Colin Hinckley, James Gelter, and Shannon Ward, features three contestants competing in a series of bizarre games based on a pre-determined theme. 8 p.m. "Thorn In My Side" can be seen every 3rd Thursday at Hooker-Dunham. It will also be filmed for BCTV. Bring proof of full vaccination status. (vaccination card or a picture of the card). Masks required. Free. Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information: 802-218-3232; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Visual arts and shows

BRATTLEBORO Jackie Abrams - Memorial Exhibit : This special exhibit contains work created over the last few months of Jackie's life. Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts has been fortunate to know Jackie and honored to represent her since 2015. This will be the last opportunity to select baskets and vessels from her remaining collection. Proceeds help support the newly established Jackie Abrams Legacy Scholarship for North Country Studio Workshops (founded by Jackie in 1993), as well as Mitchell Giddings Jackie Abrams Invitational Exhibit - an annual opportunity for selected artists to exhibit at MGFA. Through Sunday, January 9. . Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Thur. -Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. 12 noon - 5 p.m. 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Linda Baker-Cimini: Linda's work is fantastical, humorous, and very imaginative. Framed or unframed prints as well as her wonderful book are available. Born in the year of the Wooden Dragon, this can be a fire hazard and exacerbates a predisposition to a number of phobias and generalized neurosis. Other than that she's very well adjusted. Just make sure that you don't touch her feet. Ever. She grew up on a dead-end road. The town was proud of its obscurity and was known as the smallest community in Berkshire County, MA (population: 176). It was beautiful. Linda didn't have playmates that were of the same species (besides her brother), but she had lots of imaginary friends, and there were seasonal friends...mudpuppies and toads in the neighbor's fire pond. You could never skate on it because the chickens walked all over it the minute it started to freeze and made the ice all lumpy. Linda wishes that she had been born with a prehensile tail. She loves coffee. She's allergic to wool (nasty rash is what happens). Her favorite color is Safety Green. She believes that having large feet increases one's stability. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Through Thursday, December 30. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777; Click for more info on Web in new window.


GREENFIELD Lez Zeppelin: Founded in 2004 by NY guitarist Steph Payne, this all-girl band became the first female rock act to pay homage to Led Zeppelin and to garner rave reviews across the board. Staying true to the musically audacious spirit of the original, they deliver the legendary rock band's blistering arrangements and monstrous sound note-for-note at frenzied shows around the world. 7:30 p.m. (door open 7 p.m.). $25 in advance, $30 day of show. Hawks & Reed Ballroom, 289 Main St. Information: 413-774-0150; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO The Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular: With Zara Bode and Emily Miller. Ross Bellenoit, guitar; .Stefan Amidon, drums; Kris Yunker. piano; Rhees Williams, bass. 7:30 p.m. (5:30-6:30 p.m. matinee geared towards children). Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test administered by a health professional within 48 hours and masks required. Food and beverage service outdoors so you can de-mask to eat and drink. $10 to $15. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: Tickets:


BRATTLEBORO Adult Evening Badminton: This freelance program has no instructor and is designed for adults of all abilities. 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays. Those 16 years old and older are eligible to play. Those 17 and under must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian. Pickup games will be played. Participants must bring clean indoor sneakers. At this time masks are required in all town buildings. Offered by Brattleboro Rec. and Parks. Through Thursday, April 28. $3 Brattleboro residents, $5 non-residents per night (cash or check). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Information: 802-254-5808.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO Disney's "Beauty and the Beast": Join Belle, the Beast, and the rest of the beloved characters from this "tale as old as time" as they adventure into the great wide somewhere, learning not to judge a book by its cover, for true and beautiful love is found within. Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and Book by Linda Woolverton. Production is directed by NEYT Exec. Dir. Hallie Flower, choreography by Malia'Kekia Nicolini, music direction by Bob Thies. 7 p.m. Thurs. and Fri.; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Covid-19 Protocols: Seating is by general admission and limited to half of capacity to allow for social distancing. Show proof of being fully vaccinated, or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the performance. Audience members must masked regardless of vaccination status. Accessible for wheelchairs/assisted listening devices. (Continues 12/16-12/19). Through Sunday, December 19. $15 adults, $13 seniors, $11 students. New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St. Information: 802-246-6398; Click for more info on Web in new window.


LONDONDERRY Discussion on Dementia and Dementia Care (In Person/Zoom): Over 3 million people in the US are diagnosed with dementia every year. While dementia is a group of conditions characterized by impairment of at least two brain functions - such as memory loss and judgement - the symptoms interfere with an individual's daily functioning - and that impacts the entire family. Mick Byers, who has over 20 years experience in nursing with an emphasis on dementia care, will discuss the disorder, including symptoms of mild, moderate and severe dementia. He will also address what to expect and how to prepare for the months and possibly years ahead. Tamasin Kekic, whose business, Equipoise Occupational Therapy, focuses on dementia and caregiver support, will discuss person-centered care and problem solving for reducing challenging and unique behaviors associated with dementia. A rep from Dartmouth Hitchcock's Dementia Care Unit will join the discussion via Zoom. At the meeting, valuable resources for caregivers and patients will also be reviewed. 4:30-6 p.m. Resources for caregivers/patients will also be reviewed. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the post office). Reserve your space / Sign up for Zoom 802-824-4343; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2021