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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Wednesday, December 


Film and video

PUTNEY SOLD OUT!!! "Stop Making Sense" (plus Q&A with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth): Join Next Stage Arts and Next Chapter Records for a screening of the cult classic "Stop Making Sense," followed by a live Q&A with Talking Heads drummer Frantz and bassist Weymouth! Heralded by many as the greatest performance film of all time, "Stop Making Sense" was Jonathan Demme's documentary debut, showcasing the Talking Heads just after they achieved mainstream success with the album "Speaking in Tongues" and the single "Burning Down the House.". 7 p.m. $15. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Tickets: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Albert Frey: The Architectural Envoy" (In Person/Virtual): Albert Frey, Swiss-born mid-20th century architect, was a significant force in the development of Modernism in the US. His extraordinary design style blended industrial techniques with a love of nature and the American landscape, creating a seamless inside/outside aesthetic. 6:30-7:30 p.m. (doors open 6 p.m.) Part of 118 Elliot Street's 2nd Wednesday monthly Architecture + Design Film Series. It's also the 1st in a 2-part series about Frey (2nd part - "Albert Frey: The Architectural Interpreter," screens 1/18/2023). Trailer: One Eighteen Elliot, 118 Elliot St. Virtual (all day): ; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO The Brattleboro American Legion Concert Band: This is the first Christmas Concert the Band has presented since 2019 due to Covid. 7 p.m. Masks are not required but are recommended. Free. American Legion Hall (Post 5), 32 Linden St. Information: 802-257-1872.

Kids and families

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAV) - "Strengthening Families Teens" (Virtual): Curriculum-based, parenting education programs for families experiencing stress. Programs are open to any parent/caregiver in VT who wants support or to learn new parenting skills. 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Programs are 2 hours weekly for 12-14 weeks. Free. Virtual. Information:,, 1-800-CHILDREN.

Community building

BRATTLEBORO Parenting 4 Justice - Monthly Book Group: Dive deep into the topics of Social Justice, Parenting for Social Justice, Parenting for Racial Justice, Parenting for Economic Justice, Parenting for Disability Justice, Parenting for Gender Justice, and Parenting for Collective Liberation. Facilitated by Abby Mnookin. Snacks will be provided and we also hope to offer childcare. 6-8 p.m. monthly, 2nd Wednesday. To sign up/have questions, email Abby at Some copies of "Parenting 4 Social Justice" by Abby Mnookin are available for loan from the library, can be purchased at Everyone's Books, or online. Hosted by Brooks Memorial Library and Parenting for Social Justice. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Statewide Advocacy: Vermont's Creative Sector Advocacy Priorities (Webinar): "With historic turnover in the Vermont Legislature this coming session, learn the new lay of the land and what you can do to engage your state elected officials in the creative sector. We'll cover key statewide advocacy priorities for the creative sector, review changes to legislative committees, and discuss how to ensure state representatives and senators understand the importance of the creative economy in Vermont.". 2-3 p.m. Presenters: Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup, Exec. Dir., Vermont Humanities, and Patti Komline, Government and Public Affairs, Downs Rachlin Martin. Free. Webinar. Information: Register:

BRATTLEBORO Community Discussion: Homelessness: Advocation 4 the Unfortunate (A4U), a homeless self-advocacy group, offers this event to increase public awareness through community education, connection, play. They've created a life-size Candyland game for everyone to participate/engage in. The intention of this interactive game is to highlight obstacles we face and to learn through play and connection. Feel free to join in, be an active listener, share input, enjoy cake and refreshments, have a good time! . 6-8 p.m. A4U has started organizing and advocating within the Brattleboro area. They've been collecting data, addressing issues directly with local organizations, shedding light on personal experiences, strategizing ways to change the culture of homelessness here. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.



December 2022