BUHS Madrigal Dinner benefits Christmas Stocking

BRATTLEBORO -- Lords and Ladies, come one come all!

Brattleboro Union High School presents a Madrigal Dinner on Friday at 6 p.m., at the Brattleboro Area Middle School Entrance.

The event is an Elizabethan dinner theater to benefit the Brattleboro Reformer Christmas Stocking.

Admission is by $10 suggested donation.

The event is sponsored by many local businesses.

Women’s Freedom Center Craft Fair is Saturday

BRATTLEBORO -- For anyone inspired by artisan treasures and homemade food, the Women’s Freedom Center Craft Fair this Saturday offers quite a treat. But this year, with the help of volunteers, the fair has turned it up a notch and will accompany the fundraiser with live music and a dance performance.

The fair runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday at Brattleboro Union High School, and each hour will feature its own performer while you browse the aisles or just sit and enjoy:

* 9 to 10 a.m. -- Improv violin by Nevob

* 10 to 11 a.m. -- Harp music by Jesse Elmer

* 11 a.m. to noon -- Brattleboro Women’s Chorus

* Noon to 1 p.m. -- Live belly dancing with Kelsey Eaton, Shanta Crowely and Cyndal Ellis

* 1 to 2 p.m. -- Vocalist/keyboard Hannah Hoffman

* 2 to 3 p.m. -- Live drumming circle

Showcasing the work of women artists from the region, the fair offers a wide range of crafts, from exquisite wooden boxes to stunning photographs, as well as paintings, jewelry, homemade pies, custom-blended spices and more. It also features silent auction items, including gift certificates for services and goods from local businesses, restaurants, a bed & breakfast and more. Plus there will be a massage therapist available for chair massages.

The Freedom Café will have a selection of chowders, butternut bisque, homemade bread, Vermont cheddar cheese, locally grown apples and baked goods.

For more information, call 802-257-7364.

WOOL Radio silent auction is Friday

BELLOWS FALLS -- WOOL-Black Sheep Radio, 100.1 FM, a non-profit Community Radio Station broadcasting to the mid-Connecticut River Valley and on the web at, is holding its Annual Silent Auction on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Common room of 33 Bridge St.

Items range from artist prints, household items, electronics and sports equipment to gift certificates and gift cards from area businesses. For information, contact Mary Blank at 603-446-6201 or, or the station at 802-460-9665 or

AIDS Project hosts
wine tasting, silent auction

BRATTLEBORO -- For the last five years, the AIDS Project of Southern Vermont’s annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction has sold out to local wine-lovers. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, with sessions at 5 and 7:30 p.m., at Windham Wines.

"We appreciate the support of Brattleboro businesses," said Executive Director Karen Peterson. "They have donated auction prizes, provided in-kind professional services like graphic design and printing and underwritten event expenses through sponsorships."

Funds raised at such events are used to cover community education and outreach activities not covered by private and Government grants.

Silent auction items include overnight stays at Schoolhouse #10 in Guilford, A Stone Wall Inn in Windham and The Inn at Mount Snow; certificates to local restaurants; architectural and spring clean up services; and items donated by area artists and businesses. Visit

To reserve seats, contact Karen Peterson at 802-254-4444 or -- being sure to specify the 5 or 7:30 p.m. session. Tickets are also available at Windham Wines and at the AIDS Project’s office at 15 Grove St. during business hours. Tickets are $35 per person.

Archer Mayor to sign books to help out Dummerston Community Center

DUMMERSTON -- On Monday, Nov. 18, Archer Mayor visits the Dummerston Community Center, 150 West St., at 7 p.m. Autographed copies of his novels, including his brand new Joe Gunther mystery, "Three Can Keep a Secret," will be available for purchase, with proceeds going toward the community center’s operating and maintenance expenses. The center is handicapped-accessible.

For information, call call Ann at 802-254-2415 or Jean at 802-254-9212. This event is free.


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