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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Saturday, December 

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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO The Baker Street Readers Present "A Christmas Carol": James Gelter and Tony Grobe are joined by Geof Dolman and Nicole Caron as they read an abridgment of Dickens' original novella, directed by Gelter. Those only familiar with popular film and stage adaptations of the story may be surprised and delighted to hear the fantastical images and strange humor Dickens includes in the source text. 7 p.m. Audience members to be masked and provide proof of vaccination. $7 (a $2 discount will be given to anyone who donates a non-perishable food item which will be given to Foodworks). Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street. Information: www.hookerdunham.org/a-christmas-carol.

Multimedia

BRATTLEBORO Sandbox Percussion "20 minutes of action" with vocalists Elspeth Davis and Melissa Wimbish: In 2016, the trial of Brock Turner was yet another controversial episode in an ongoing debate about rape culture, privilege in the criminal justice system, and campus safety. In court, the victim read aloud a letter to her attacker that has since been read millions of times and has influenced legislation in California. The text is both a painful reminder of what an incident like this does to a woman's life and how society continues to react to situations like these. 7:30-9 p.m. Jessica Meyer's 20 minutes of action offers quotes from the letter Chanel Miller read aloud in court to Brock Turner, as well as text from Chanel's recently published memoir, "Know My Name." This performance, which concludes a weeklong Artist Residency at Yellow Barn, is followed by an open discussion with Meyer and the musicians. Note: All attendees are required to present proof of Covid-19 vaccination and asked to remain masked inside. Free. Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Information: Reserve in advance. info@yellowbarn.org.

Music

PUTNEY The GrooveBarbers' Holiday A Cappella Spectacular: Each member of this all-vocal powerhouse quartet is a bona fide star: Sean Altman, Charlie Evett and Steve Keyes were members of the pioneering contemporary a cappella group Rockapella, and Kevin Weist is a renowned vocal guru. Collectively they have established themselves as the "go to" vocal group for rock, doo-wop, jazz and even barbershop! The GrooveBarbers were featured in not one but two national TV commercials as The Astelins, the deliriously suave vocal group that offers Astelin nasal spray to seasonal allergy sufferers. For this tour, they'll perform holiday hits interspersed with classics from their four-album repertoire, joined by operatic soprano Inna Dukach (Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden) for several "Doowopera" collaborations. 7:30 p.m. Performance made possible in part by the sponsorship of Oak Meadow. $15, $5 virtual. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/yd32khj9.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, local cheeses, fruits, cider, pickles, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps and more. SNAP/EBT shoppers turn $10 into $30. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open every Saturday. Through Saturday, March 26. C. F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Information: 802-275-2835, farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Red Cross Blood Drive at the Winston Prouty Center: Each pint of blood collected can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. What a great way to pay it forward and make an impact on people in our community and across the country. You can participate by donating blood or by volunteering to help support the event (set-up/clean-up, registration, parking, etc.). 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Winston Prouty Campus, 209 Austine Dr. To volunteer: lisa@winstonprouty.org To donate blood, enter your zip code at: www.redcrossblood.org.

In recognition of International Migrants Day watch "Babylon" Journeys of Refugees for free (Online): "As you watch our film and consider where to share your philanthropy, we ask that you not only give to arts and culture but also consider your local community and how you can support social justice where you live, play, and work. To make a contribution to our Year End Appeal, please visit our website. Thank you for believing in the work we do and choosing Sandglass as a recipient of your philanthropy.". . Free. Online. Link: https://tinyurl.com/nhkm5hej www.sandglasstheater.org.

Dance

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Queer Dance Party: Dance the night away. DJ Xero (she/her) is a trans woman who has worked throughout New England for over 15 years and spun over 350 individual nightclubs events. She's been spinning weekly dance music events online at twitch.tv/XandraXero during over 18 months of the Covid pandemic, including a monthly fundraising event for trans specific and queer charities. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. BQDP offers a safe, open and welcoming space. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test administered by a health professional within 48 hours. Masks must be worn at all times while inside the venue. $5 -$10 (your choice). The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information: Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/3cd743k5.

Tag sales, auctions, bazaars

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Flea hosts a Winter Market: Featuring handmade gifts from local artists. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St. Information: 802-451-0844; Click for more info on Web in new window.

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