Music, winter farmers’ market top BF3F schedule

BELLOWS FALLS — For December, the Bellows Falls Third Friday (BF3F) on Dec. 16 will feature food, music, and other fun.

The annual Bellows Falls Holiday Farmers Market at the historic Bellows Falls Train Depot will feature 15 local farmers and artisans.

The market will feature an abundance of the region's best in local produce, meats, cheeses, farm-to-plate prepared food, breads, baked goodies, handmade wreathes, soaps, and crafts.

The market runs from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature live, family-friendly music and free fair-trade coffee, plus dinner and snacks available from vendors.

For more information, contact market manager Mandy Walsh at 802-376-5784.

Village Square Books will host former Boston Globe folk-music writer Scott Alarik, who will read from his new novel, Revival.

Alarik's book is a fictionalized account of the contemporary Boston folk scene, a scene he knows well from reporting upon it during its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, and as a folk singer after he left the Globe.

Alarik will also perform a few songs from 7 to 8 p.m.

Canal Street Beads, which is settling in to its newly expanded location in the Exener Block, will offer a raffle prize drawing. Refreshments will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.

Dellamano Glass will display hand-painted glassware, and will also offer a special raffle prize drawing. Refreshments will be served from 5 to 8 p.m.

A wine and cheese tasting, with samples of specialty mixes and dips, will take place at Halladays Harvest Barn from 1 to 7 p.m.

Amie Walter's African Textiles are on display and for sale through December at Newberry Gallery/Vermont Pretzel, open from 6 to 8 p.m. during BF3F. Anne Y's watercolor paintings are also on view and for sale this month.

7sq Gallery/Works on Paper will host an opening reception for Michael Shafer's exhibit of landscape pastels.Refreshments will be served from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sherwin Art Glass will feature a live glassblowing demonstration. Glass snowmen and lots of other holiday creations will be for sale. Refreshments will be served from 6-8 p.m.

Finally, Vice & Verses will be held in the RAMP Gallery, Project Space 9, the last-ever session of “open mic poetry and mayhem” hosted by Clara Rose Thornton, who is moving to New York City. There is a $3-$5 suggested donation.

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