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COMMUNITY

20th Annual Children's Craft Fair:
Craft fair showcasing items made by local children, 5 to 8 p.m., Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Brattleboro Area Hospice:
2nd Annual Holiday Benefit Shopping Extravaganza, featuring vendors and live music, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Books House Atrium, High Street and Main Street, Brattleboro.

Experienced Goods Thrift Shop: For Brattleboro area hospice, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., 77 Flat St., Brattleboro.

Inclusion Center: Julie Lineberger will present Wheel Pad, an ecofriendly modular home extension for wheelchair users, 2 p.m.; drop in hours for people with disabilities, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 16 Bradley Ave., Brattleboro.

Putney Public Library: Technology help, by appointment, 55 Main St., Putney. Call 802-387-4407.

West Townshend Thrift Shop: Sponsored by the West River Community Project, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., above the West Townshend Post Office, VT-30, West Townshend.

Worn Again Thrift Shop: Operated by volunteers of West River Mission of Putney and churches in Putney, Townshend, Stratton Mountain and Saxtons River, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., St. Edmund of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Main Street, Saxtons River.

DANCE

Marlboro College:
Dances in the Rough by student choreographers Lucy Hammond, Erin Huang-Schaffer, Moon Livingston, Nicktae Marroquin-Haslett, Alta Millar, Phoebe Okoomian, Xander Porter, Karla Julia Ramos, Nakita Richards, Cyane Thomas, Lailye Weidman and Karissa Wolivar, 7:30 p.m., Serkin Dance Studio, 2582 South Road, Marlboro.

FOOD AND SHELTER

Bellows Falls Drop-In Center:
Free breakfast, 9 to 10:30 a.m., food pantry hours 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed for lunch; free lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Our Place Drop-In Center, 4 Island St., Bellows Falls. Information: 802-463-2217.

Brattleboro Groundworks Drop-In Center: Showers, laundry, phone, mailing address, advocacy, case management, coffee; serving families and individuals, call 802-257-0066 ext. 1109 to be added to the waiting list; Food Shelf, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 81 Royal Road, Brattleboro. Information: 802-257-5415.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont:
World AIDS Day observance and vigil, noon, Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Mountains and Rivers Mindfulness Community: Meditation group, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m., Windhorse Naturopathic Clinic, 63 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-387-2382.

Vermont Insight Meditation Center: Meditation Sittings, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., in the Neighbor's Hall at Solar Hill, 229 Western Ave., Brattleboro. Information: 802-258-7035.

KID STUFF

Boys and Girls Club: Open Tech Lab, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Dinner, 5:15 to 6 p.m.; Lyricism 101, 6 to 7 p.m.; Book/Teen Group, 6 to 7 p.m.; Weight Room, 7 to 8 p.m.; Game Tournaments, 7 to 9 p.m.; Magic the Gathering, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Movie night, 6 to 10 p.m., 17 Flat St., Brattleboro. Information: 802-254-5990.

Brattleboro Music Center: Movin' Into Music for children ages 1 to 5, first class free and $15/class after, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro. Register:802-257-4523.

Kids Playce: Snack and storytime sponsored by Brattleboro Food Co-op, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 20 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Putney Public Library: Playgroup for parents and caregivers of children up to age 2, 11 a.m. to noon, 55 Main St., Putney.

Townshend Library: Preschool Storytime, crafts and stories, 10 a.m., 1971 VT-30, Townshend.

LECTURE

Headroom Stages:
Greg Bennick presents "Changing the World Without Having a Clue," $10, 7:30 p.m., 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

LITERARY

Catherine Dianich Gallery:
Cheryl Wilfong will sign copies of her book "Garden Wisdom 365 Days," 5 p.m., Mark Mikolas will sign copies of his book "A Beginner's Guide to Recognizing Trees of the Northeast, during Gallery Walk, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 139 Main St., Brattleboro.

MUSIC

West Townshend Country Store:
Ray Mason will perform, 6 p.m., 6573 VT-30, West Townshend.

SENIORS

RSVP Volunteer Center:
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Windham County has a wide variety of volunteer positions available. Information, call 802-254-7515.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Turning Point: MAT Group, 10 to 11 a.m.; Mixed Nuts NA Group, 7 to 8 p.m.; AA Candlelight Group, 9 to 10:30 p.m., 39 Elm St., Brattleboro.

THEATER

Bellows Falls Union High School:
"Arsenic and Old Lace,"$5, 7 p.m., 406 Union High School Road, Westminster.

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