Southern Vermont bazaars, craft fairs and other holiday events

'White Christmas'

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Senior Center will showing "White Christmas" on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street. For more information, call 802-257-7570.

Hunger banquet

Putney: Putney School students will host an Oxfam Hunger Banquet Benefit on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. At this interactive event, the place where you sit, and the meal that you eat, are determined by the luck of the draw — just as in real life some of us are born into relative prosperity and others into poverty. The event will take place at the Putney Central School on Westminster West Road. The banquet is a fundraising event for Oxfam America and the Putney Foodshelf. Suggested donations are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and/or food donations for the Putney Foodshelf. For a successful event, the hosts need to know how many will be attending, so please reserve your place by emailing

Holiday crafts

Dover: Holiday Craft Fair 2015 on Dec. 12 from 9 a.m to 3p.m. at the East Dover Town Hall. Local artists and crafters will be exhibiting crocheted and knitted items, hooked rugs, jewelry, leather works, ornaments, paintings, photography, pottery, quilts, wood crafts and more. A luncheon cafe will be available as well as home-baked goodies. Proceeds to benefit the Dover Cemetery Association and the 6th grade class

Bright Lights

Wilmington: The Bright Lights Craft Fair at Memorial Hall is on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The craft fair will feature outstanding hand-crafted products made by area artists and crafters. Items include hand-blown glass ornaments, wreaths, jewelry, photography, hand-woven items, pottery, trivets, wine trays, hand-knitted scarves and mittens, collectible teddy bears, wrought iron items, soaps, woodwork, pressed flower art and much, more. After the craft fair, continue shopping throughout the day at participating downtown businesses to take advantage of specials offered to attendees of the craft fair. A list of participating businesses will be posted in Memorial Hall on the day of the craft fair. Proceeds from vendors' booth fees benefit Memorial Hall.


Newfane: Newfane Congregational Church on the common is hosting its annual cookie sale on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sold by the pound, placed in a box, and tied with festive ribbon.

Bake sale

Brattleboro: First Baptist Church at 190 Main St. is hosting a Holiday Bakery Sale, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.. Featured are homemade baked beans, pies, Christmas cookies, breads and candy. Also available will be mini gift tables, featuring affordable gently used or like new items suitable for Christmas gifts. There will be a children's cookie decorating table.

Tuba music

Brattleboro: The fourth annual Tuba Christmas is scheduled for Dec. 13 at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in West Brattleboro. All tuba players are encouraged to participate, arriving at 2 p.m. for a short practice. For more information, call 802-254-4157.

Candle lighting

Brattleboro: The local Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting is scheduled in Brattleboro at Pliney Park on Dec. 13 from 7 to 8 p.m. The Compassionate Friends lights candles in the memory of deceased sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren. For more information, call 802-490-2326.

Artisan market

Vernon: On Dec. 13, from noon to 4 p.m., the Vernon Artisan Market will take place in five locations: the lobby of the Vernon Town Office Building at 56 Governor Hunt Road; Vermont Wood Studios at 538 Huckle Hill Road,; Nancy Renaud's Barn Door Wreaths shop at 3867 Ft. Bridgman Road; Donna Scully's painting studio and shop at 2887 Ft. Bridgman Road; and Bronna Zlochiver's Pacem Pottery studio at 69 Newton Hill Road.

Holiday party

West Brattleboro: On Dec. 14 at 6 p.m., the West Brattleboro Association will host its annual Holiday Party at The New England House, 254 Marlboro Road. This is a time for people and businesses in West Brattleboro to get together socially and to celebrate the Association's numerous accomplishments in this past year. The evening will feature a cash bar with hors d'oeuvres prepared by the restaurant. The WBA suggests a voluntary donation of $5 toward the food, although no one will be turned away.

Legion Band

Brattleboro: The Brattleboro American Legion Band will give a Holiday Concert on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion on Linden Street. Free and open to the public.


Brattleboro: The Brattleboro Senior Center is hosting its Annual Cookie Swap at the Gibson Aiken Center, 207 Main Street on Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. Bring a couple of dozen home-made cookies and take home a plate full of a variety of scrumptious home-made cookies. Each person participating will leave with the same number of cookies they came with! Call the Senior Center with questions 802-257-7570.

Enchanted Christmas

Bellows Falls: The Bellows Falls Union High School performing arts and family and consumer science department present an Enchanted Christmas for children and families on Dec. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bellows Falls Union High School. There will be cookie and ornament decorating, games and refreshments, plus pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. At 2:45 p.m., they will present The Polar Express in the auditorium. Admission for this fundraising event is $5 per person with children under 1 years old free. This event will help fund the group's trip to New York City in the spring.


Brattleboro: For seven years running, The Sweetback Sisters have been selling out theaters across the Northeast with their signature take on the holiday sing-along. Tickets are now on sale for the show in Brattleboro on Dec. 20 at the First Baptist Church. For more information or tickets, visit


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