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Visual arts and shows

BELLOWS FALLS 3rd Friday Gallery Walk Holiday Night (12/16) plus: Celebrating Six Years of Sharing Art in Bellows Falls: Canal Street Art Gallery: Art for All Seasonal Group Show. Diversity of mediums/subject matter reflective of what artists are currently creating and curated to make art appreciation accessible/affordable to all. Artists: Clare Adams, Penelope Arms, Jean Cannon, Len Emery, Nancy Fitz-Rapalje, Judi Forman, Karen Fortier, Kim Grall, Lesley Heathcote, Medora Hebert, Yevette Hendler, Deedee Jones, Wyatt R Kail, Carol Keiser, Nick Kekic, Marcie Maynard, Jeanne McMahan, Susan McNulty, Phyllis Odessey, Melissa Rubin, C.A. Santa Maria, Marianne Shaughnessy, Zachary Shaw, Maurine Sutter, Kathleen Zimmerman. 12/16: 5-7 p.m., Gallery Walk. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Through Saturday, January 7. Canal Street Art Gallery, 23 Canal St. Information:, 802-289-0104,

BRATTLEBORO "Winter Group": Original framed works by Wolf Kahn: Exhibit includes monoprints by Emily Mason and new work by landscape painter Joseph Salerno, hand blown glass by Josh Bernbaum, kinetic sculpture by Bruce Campbell, acrylic collage by Chuck Olson, abstract gouache paintings by Susan Osgood, and playful steel sculptures by Torin Porter. Also included are prints from past two exhibitors: Brian Cohen and Liz Chalfin. 12/16: 4 - 8 p.m. Through Sunday, January 29. Free. Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, 183 Main St. Information: 802-251-8290; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Jafala (Jay Cook): Jafala plays world and electronic influenced originals and covers with synths, bass, percussion and vocals. Go on a unique musical journey - with danceable grooves, socially conscious lyrics, world instruments and soulful sound design. 9-11 p.m. Check out Jafala's music on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Website: No cover. Collective Bar N Lounge, 55 Elliot St. Information: 802-579-1684; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (PCAV) - "Nurturing Program for Families" (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. 2-4 p.m. on Fridays. (All programs are 2 hours weekly for 12-14 weeks). Free. Virtual. Information:,, 1-800-CHILDREN.

BRATTLEBORO "The Flying Nut" - Family Circus Show Returns for the Holidays: Inspired by "The Nutcracker," this year's show veers off course when the opening party is crashed by pirates and an unforgettable evening of high-flying feats, acrobatics, and circus mayhem ensues! Featuring NECCA's adult and youth student performers, this year's theme takes on a nautical twist, complete with mermaids, starfish, and parrots. Legendary acrobatic clown Joel Baker joins the cast as a professional guest artist, creating mischief and laughter. 12/16: 7 p.m., 12/17: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., 12/18: 1 p.m. Through Sunday, December 18. VIP Ticket: $25, Adult: $15, Youth under 12: $12. New England Center for Circus Arts (Trapezium), 10 Town Crier Dr. Information:, 802-254-9780.



December 2022