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Celebrations and festivals

BELLOWS FALLS Rockingham Library Holiday Party and Raffle: Holiday refreshments and live music. Winning tickets for the Friends' Holiday Raffle will be drawn. The Silent Auction winners will be announced as well. Silent Auction items include tickets to Ray Massucco's Memorial Concert Event and a LUCI solar inflatable light and charger. Raffle items include holiday garlands of hand-felted hearts, a selection of knitting books, a variety of gourmet teas in lovely canisters and children's books, toys and games. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Stop by the Library anytime to see the prizes. Raffle tickets sold at front desk for $1 each or 6 for $5. Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St. Information: programming, 802-463-4270.


PUTNEY The Afro-Semitic Experience: This American roots jazz band with a difference. They are a group of Jewish-American and African-American musicians who have been performing, recording, and teaching together for over 20 years. Their friendship ignites their passion and purpose: Together, as a band, they merge their musical roots, Jewish and Afro-diasporic melodies and grooves, and welcoming core concepts - power, action, unity, and peace. Their music embodies the radical notion that people of different faiths, races, and beliefs can come together, and celebrate and build community. Their repertoire is a mix of original compositions and arrangements of pieces curated from Jewish and African-diasporic cultures. Their music reaches out to a distinct open-minded listening audience; their intentional merging of jazz with the spiritual and the sacred has allowed them to share our music in concert as well as at worship services in houses of worship across the US. 7:30 p.m. $18 in advance, $22 at door. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO The Bubs: This 10-piece jumpsuit-clad collective of artists, musicians, friends from Burlington serve up white-hot punk/garage rock. Since forming in 2018, they've been sweeping everyone off their feet with catchy songs, their fiery/contagious energy, and sweaty, unbridled, off-the-rails live shows. Their music is ferocious and tender - a crooked vessel for pain, nostalgia, empowerment and vindication, filtered through a dirty sieve. They are "trash kittens" - adorable and yet broken, incomplete, dirty. 8 p.m. The Bubs share the stage with their Brooklyn friends - Slut Magic - and Tender Spot, a local witch-punk band located in woods of VT (witchpunk/psychopomp-rock band). $15 in advance, $20 at door. The Stone Church in Brattleboro, 210 Main St. Information:

BRATTLEBORO Bard Owl -- Breeze Verdant and Annie Landenberger play at Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Verdant on guitar, vocals, stomp box and Landneberger on percussion and vocals offer sweet harmonies, driving rhythms, old tunes and new. 5-7 p.m. in Croker Hall. Musicians website: Free. Winston Prouty Campus, 209 Austine Dr. Information: 802-257-7852.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market: Weekly diverse indoor farmers market. Local farm produce, meats, syrup, fresh baked goods, fruits, cider, preserves, handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, and more. SNAP shoppers turn $10 into $40 each week! . 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays through 3/25/2023 in the gymnasium. Through Saturday, March 25. Brattleboro Winter Farmers Market, 60 Austine Dr. Information:, 802-275-2835.


BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro Zen Center - Meditation (In-Person or wherever you may be): One way to engage with the ecological crisis: This group chants briefly and then sits in silence for a half hour. All are welcome to join this peaceful action, either in-person or from wherever they might be. 1-1:35 p.m. on Saturdays. Wells Fountain, south side Windham County District Courthouse, Jct . Putney Rd. & Main St. (Rte 30). Information:

Community building

BRATTLEBORO A Welcoming Community Winter Celebration: Do you identify as an immigrant or someone from an immigrant background? This event hopes to build solidarity, engage civic leaders, and inform community initiatives striving to make southern Vermont a more welcoming community. Hosted and Sponsored by the Southern VT Working Communities Team. 4 p.m. in the Great Room. Free. Winston Prouty Campus, 209 Austine Dr. Information: Questions: Alex Beck: 802-490-3779.

BRATTLEBORO Project Feed: "Load the Ambulance" - hosted by Rescue, Inc: Project Feed the Thousands is the largest annual food drive in southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire. For the past 28 years, they have been helping thousands of local people in need. "This year's campaign is well underway and we at Rescue Inc. are excited to join the effort to reach this year's goal! Join us today at our Brattleboro Station on Canal Street to help us 'Load the Ambulance' with non-perishable food. While you're there, you can meet the staff and have your blood pressure checked!". 12 noon-4 p.m. Note: "Rescue Inc. also serves as a general collection site at our 3 locations in Windham County (Brattleboro and Townshend Stations and our training facility VEMSA in Newfane). Together we can make a real difference!". Rescue, Inc., 541 Canal St. Information: 802-257-7679; Click to e-mail for more information.

BRATTLEBORO Legislators Town Hall Meeting at Brooks Memorial Library: "The 2023 legislative session begins in January. Representatives Tristan Toleno, Emily Kornheiser, and Mollie Burke along with Senators-elect Wendy Harrison and Nader Hashim invite citizens to meet at the library to discuss the upcoming legislative session. Here is your opportunity to contribute your thoughts, ideas, and questions to the legislative process.". 10:30 a.m. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

NEWFANE Christmas Annual Cookie Sale!: Choose your own cookies. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. $8.00 - sold by the pound. Newfane Congregational Church, 11 Church St. Information: 802-365-4079; Click to e-mail for more information.

GUILFORD "Coffee with Coffey" - State Rep. for the Windham-1: (In Person/Zoom): Sara Coffey resumes her monthly get-togethers. "These are great opportunities to connect with neighbors, for you to share your ideas and priorities, and for me to share updates with you and answer questions. I plan to host these regularly on the second weekend of every month - in-person on Sat. mornings (everyone is welcome) and a Zoom option on Sun. afternoons.". 12/10: 10-11 a.m. at Broad Brook Community Center. (Zoom: 12/11: Sunday: 2-3 p.m.). Free. Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Rd. Information: Zoom link:



December 2022