Today, Dec. 24
What: Open mic at The Marina Restaurant, Putney Rd., Brattleboro. 7-10 p.m. Free. 802-257-7563.
What: Live band at Metropolis, Elliot St., Brattleboro. 9:30 p.m.
What: Noon- 1 p.m. Using InterPlay, Judith Reichsman demonstrates how to be emboided leaders and creative followers. River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Free
Friday, Dec. 25
River Garden is closed for the holiday.
Saturday, Dec. 26
What: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Singer-songwriting duo of Amelia Struthers and Mike Mrowicki bring their original accoustic contemporary folk with a lot of rhythm and vibrant vocals to the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market in the lunch café at the River Garden, 157 Main St.
Sunday, Dec. 27
What: 3:30-5:30 p.m. All dances taught at Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro; Winter "Turning of the Year" candle dances with Lucia Wilson and friends. 802-257-9108 or 603-631-0768.
Monday, Dec. 28
What: 7:30 p.m. Performance at Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River to benefit Cuban music schools. Donations welcome. 802-869-2960.
Tuesday, Dec. 29
West Coast Swing Series
What: Lessons: 5:30 p.m./beginners; 6:30 p.m. /advanced beginners; 7:30 p.m. /intermediate. The Stone Church, Main St., Brattleboro. $10/one class; $15/both classes. 802-579-9990 or email@example.com
Coffee and Conversation
What: Noon-1 p.m.. At the River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro. Multimedia presentation and talk on homelessness.
Wednesday, Dec. 30
Games & Crafts
What: 3-5 p.m.. at Whitingham Municipal Center, Jacksonville, for ages 6-12.
What: There is still art available from Junes's gala fundraiser available for purchase. Maisie Crowther watercolor, "West River"; a large pastel by Arrin Fancher, "Putney Waterfall"; and a photograph by Eric Slayton, "Study of Grasses." An abstract silverprint photo by Jason Whiton, a uniquely composed photo by Dorothy Kehaya, a landscape exhibit poster by Wolf Kahn, and a dance photography exhibit poster by Lotte Jacobi and a large, curving-edge, almost figurative piece of handmade paper by Sally Warren sandwiched between two pieces of glass. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon on worship Sundays, during other public events in the church, and on Christmas Eve before and after the 7:30 p.m. holiday service. Purchases of works in the Alberts Collection may be taken "off the wall" on Dec. 24 for holiday gift-giving.