Entertainment calendar for Dec. 6 through 12

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Thursday

Windham County

Music


Open Mic with Kevin Parry: 7 to 10 p.m. The Marina Restaurant, Brattleboro (off Putney Road). Free. Call 802-257-7563 to sign up for a 20-minute slot. Performers receive 50 percent off their meal. For more information, visit kevinparrymusic.com.

Definite Maybes: 8:30 to 11 p.m. A blend of rock, blues, and R&B at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, 36 Bridge St., Brattleboro.

Theater

"Rags":
7 p.m. An uplifting musical that tells the story of Jewish immigrants flooding into America from Eastern Europe in 1910. The theater is also inviting the community to share their family immigration stories. Pictures to share, or a short description of your family's immigration story can be emailed to katrinaspenceman@gmail.com, or brought to the theater weekday afternoons, or bring them to a performance. Stories will be posted at the theater on a "What's Your Story" wall for audience members to enjoy. At New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $13 for students. They may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays.

Miscellaneous

Book Lounge:
6 to 8 p.m. 4 High St., Brattleboro.

Auditions for its Ten Minute Play Festival: 7 p.m.at Green Street School Library, 164 Green St., Brattleboro. Copies are available as PDF files by email from co-director, Mo Hart at mohart68@gmail.com. If auditioning, email Hart to let her know you will attend. If unable to attend or if you won't be on time, contact Hart at her email to make other arrangements. You will read from the 10-minute plays that interest you. Directors may ask you to read for other plays as well. Audition for as many plays as you like and you may be cast in more than one play. Call backs may be held on Sunday, Dec. 9 with informal table reads as further auditions. Anyone interested in volunteering at the Playhouse assisting with stage management, lights and sound, costumes, box office, public relations, administration etc, contact Hart. Visit atplayhouse.org for information about the plays.

Friday

Windham County

Music

"Joyeux Noel":
7:30 p.m. Friends of Music at Guilford presents its 46th Christmas at Christ Church program at the Christ Church, Guilford. Vocal and instrumental music of the season, an entertaining story with a holiday or winter theme, and a short carol sing. Door donations at these performances are divided between FOMAG and Christ Church Guilford Society. For further information, contact the Friends of Music office at 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org; visit fomag.org.

Hot Noodles:
6 p.m. Ron Kelley and the Hot Noodles will be heating things up at the West Townshend Country Store Pizza Night. Route 30, West Townshend.

Antje Duvekot/Brooks Williams: 7:30 p.m. Folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot and Americana, roots and acoustic blues singer/songwriter Brooks Williams at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets are $20 in advance; $24 at the door. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at nextstagearts.org, Turn It Up in Brattleboro and Putney Food Co-op in Putney.

Big Band Gala: A tribute to Artie Shaw. 8 p.m. Under the leadership of musical director Rob Freeberg, is a community orchestra made up of professional musicians who come together annually to raise money for the VJC Scholarship Fund. Admission, which includes dessert and snack buffet is on a sliding scale from $25 to $45 for general admission without reserved seating or $30 to $50 for reservations that include reserved seating (table spaces are limited). At Vermont Jazz Center, 72 Cotton Mill Hill, #222. Tickets, which are expected to sell out early, are available at In the Moment Records at 143 Main St., at vtjazz.org, and by email at ginger@vtjazz.org.

Jeopardy/Graviton/Peasants/Vaulted/Kurtosis: 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets $5. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, stonechurchvt.com.

Theater

"Rags":
7 p.m. An uplifting musical that tells the story of Jewish immigrants flooding into America from Eastern Europe in 1910. The theater is also inviting the community to share their family immigration stories. Pictures to share, or a short description of your family's immigration story can be emailed to katrinaspenceman@gmail.com, or brought to the theater weekday afternoons, or bring them to a performance. Stories will be posted at the theater on a "What's Your Story" wall for audience members to enjoy. At New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $13 for students. They may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays.

Miscellaneous

Popup Exhibit:
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lisa Charkey: A Reflection of My Everyday World opening on Gallery Walk. Join in the celebration of the work and life of this beloved Brattleboro artist. 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Positivity Magic with Jonas Cain:
Noon to 1 p.m. "The Hero's Journey to Happiness," Facilitator of Fascination Jonas Cain shares engaging comedy magic, empowering positivity principles, and encouraging daily practices for achieving the next level of enjoyment and excellence at work, home, and beyond. The River Gardent, 157 Main St., Brattleboro.

Gallery Walk:
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Downtown Brattleboro and surrounding locations, businesses host works by local artists, some stay open late for the evening. gallerywalk.org for more information.

Art commemoration:
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To commemorate the career of artist and teacher Nicolas A. Apgar (1918 - 2011), the Catherine Dianich Gallery will open a retrospective of his work. 139 Main St., Brattleboro, in the Hooker-Dunham building, down the alley and through the glass doors. The exhibit will run through Jan. 26. Open Saturday afternoons, 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment at 802-380-1607 or dianichgallery@gmail.com.

Cotton Mill Open Studio:
4 to 8 p.m. at 74 Cotton Mill Hill. Doors are opened to curated Windham County artists and artisans working in areas from fine arts to functional crafts, as well. More information is available at thecottonmill.org.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Battenkill Winter Holiday Fundraiser:
6 to 9 p.m. James Howard Kunstler to speak at Battenkill Conservancy's fundraising event held to promote BkC's Corridor Connection Project which identifies, highlights and improves access to sites within the Battenkill watershed. His talk, titled "A River Runs Through It" is an ode to Battenkill Conservancy's mission and its annual river festival created in 2011 to spotlight the town's hidden gem. At Gather, the downtown main street venue previously known as 103 Plow. Space is limited. For more information, email bkc@battenkillconservancy.org or call 518-677-2545.

Festival Gala:
7 to 10 p.m. For the first time, offering $1 for each year of your age (ages 10 to 35) representing a savings of $50 to $75. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Groove to the tunes of the '60s and '70s plus seasonal favorites. Cash bar with themed cocktails, brews, and more. Make your reservation at 802-447-1571, ext. 200, or at benningtonmuseum.org. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Works in Progress:
7 to 8 p.m. in the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VAPA) Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington College Showcasing new dance works in progress. Student performers William Bowers; Livia Chesley; Hilary Clark; Karlyn Ellis; Liv Garrity; David Guzman; Angelina Hoffman adn Fiona Spiegler; Nora Littell; Kari Ostensen; Louisa Parker; Ella Richardson; and Uma Shannon. Free and open to the public.

Out of area

Music

James Harrison Monaco and Jerome Ellis:
8 p.m. Hyper-literary, live-music story performances using lush, powerful combinations of acoustic and electronic music with live narration. Piano Tales No. 17 is the latest in James and Jerome's ongoing celebration of the art of the musical tale. Gallery admission is $20 for adults, $18 for veterans and seniors, $12 for students, $8 for children 6 to 16, and free for children 5 and under. Members are admitted free year-round. The Hall Art Foundation's Anselm Kiefer exhibition is seasonal and currently closed for the season. For additional information: 413-662-2111 x1 or visit massmoca.org.MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, Mass.

Choral collaboration: Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms:
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Main Theater in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $20 general admission. More information about the December concerts and Monadnock Chorus at monadnock-chorus.org. Contact 603-358-2168 for more information.

Film

"Julie and Julia":
7:30 p.m. Pothole Pictures continues its series of classic films about food with a film that tells two true stories: One about Julia Child, and the second about food blogger Julie Powell, who cooked every recipe in Child's cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," over the course of a year. Preceded by Dick Moulding playing piano rags. 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which include both the film and the music, are $6 at the door for adults, and $4 for children. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.     

Miscellaneous

Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration:
7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Music, dance, songs and stories. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children 5 to 16 years and seniors. For reservations and information visit welcomeyule.org or email info@welcomeyule.org.

Saturday

Windham County

Music

Incurable Semantics:
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be performing at the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market in the lunch cafe. C.F. Church Building, 80 Flat St. Brattleboro.

"Joyeux Noel": 4 p.m. Friends of Music at Guilford presents its 46th Christmas at Christ Church program at the Christ Church, Guilford. Vocal and instrumental music of the season, an entertaining story with a holiday or winter theme, and a short carol sing. Door donations at these performances are divided between FOMAG and Christ Church Guilford Society. For further information, contact the Friends of Music office at 802-254-3600 or office@fomag.org; visit fomag.org.

Project/Object: 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets, $20 to $25. The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, stonechurchvt.com.

Dance

2nd Saturday West Coast Swing Dance Party:
7 p.m. West Coast lesson; 8 to 10 p.m. Dancing — West Coast swing, nightclub, hustle, and lots more — waltz, foxtrot, salsa, etc. $12/lesson and dance. Refreshments. With or without a partner. Bring dance shoes. Headroom Stages, 17 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Fall semester student showcase: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vermont Jazz Center's Open House to complement the festivities of the Cotton Mill's 20th Annual Open House. 72 Cotton Mill Hill, Brattleboro. For more information, vtjazz.org.

Theater

"Rags":
2 and 7 p.m. An uplifting musical that tells the story of Jewish immigrants flooding into America from Eastern Europe in 1910. The theater is also inviting the community to share their family immigration stories. Pictures to share, or a short description of your family's immigration story can be emailed to katrinaspenceman@gmail.com, or brought to the theater weekday afternoons, or bring them to a performance. Stories will be posted at the theater on a "What's Your Story" wall for audience members to enjoy. At New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $13 for students. They may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays.

The River Singers: 7:30 p.m. Led by Mary Cay Brass, sing songs of joy, love, hope and peace from around the world. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets sold at the door only, $15 (children under 11 free). For information, visit .marycaybrass.com.

Miscellaneous

Artist talk:
5 p.m join Donald Saaf for an artist talk about his new work: "Donald Saaf: Outside and Inside — Paintings, Illustrations, Sculptures." Outside and Inside features "mostly paintings of the community, but they're also about the internal, invisible connections ... it's the moment that happens when the external world overlaps with the internal world." The show remains open through Jan. 6 at Mitchell Giddings, 183 Main St., Brattleboro. Gallery hours are 11a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Monday.

Cotton Mill Open Studio: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at 74 Cotton Mill Hill. Doors are opened to curated Windham County artists and artisans working in areas from fine arts to functional crafts, as well. More information is available at thecottonmill.org.

Film

"Julie and Julia":
7:30 p.m. Pothole Pictures in Shelburne Falls continues its series of classic films about food with a film that tells two true stories: One about Julia Child, and the second about food blogger Julie Powell, who cooked every recipe in Child's cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," over the course of a year. Preceded by Michael and Al performing traditional Irish music, 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which include both the film and the music, are $6 at the door for adults, and $4 for children. Memorial Hall, 51 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Bennington County

Music

Cello Showcase:
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Jennings Music Building, Bennington College. Students of Nathaniel Parke will present a cello performance with works by Lalo, Cui, Romberg, Marcello. Open to the public. Students of Nathaniel Parke will present a cello performance with works by Lalo, Cui, Romberg, Marcello, and more.

Out of area

Music

String, flute and clarinet ensembles:
3 to 5 p.m. The String Quartet will perform the first movement of Antonin Dvorak's Quartet No. 12 in F Major Op.96 `American Quartet' , as well as the first movement of Borodin's Quartet No.2 in D Major. The Flute Ensemble will be performing a set of three Madrigals by Samuel Adler, an arrangement of Debussy's Arabesque 1, arr. by Kris Dorsey, and "Dizzy," by Nicole Chamberlain, which features various extended techniques, such as jet whistles, note bending, flutter tonguing, and "beat boxing." Alumni Recital Hall in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. Tickets are $5. Contact 603-358-2168 for more information.

Woodwind Ensemble and "Currants" Contemporary Ensemble:
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Alumni Recital Hall in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. Alumni Recital Hall in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. Tickets are $5. Contact 603-358-2168 for more information.

Miscellaneous

Welcome Yule:
A Midwinter Celebration: 7:30 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Music, dance, songs and stories. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children 5 to 16 years and seniors. For reservations and information visit welcomeyule.org or email info@welcomeyule.org.

Sunday

Windham County

Music

Glen Velez Handance: 4 p.m. Featuring special guests Loire Cotler and Shane Shanahan, and the contemporary acoustic ensemble Dunham Shoe Factory. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students. For ticket information, visit bmcvt.org or call 802-257-4523.

Lessons and Carols: 4 p.m. Music Director Susan Dedell leads the Singers of St. Michael's in a transporting service of Lessons and Carols. In addition to the music, there are readings, and hymns and carols. Free of charge , but a free will-offering will be taken to support the work of Groundworks Collaborative. For further information, 802-254-6048.

The River Singers: 4 p.m. Led by Mary Cay Brass, sing songs of joy, love, hope and peace from around the world. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. Tickets sold at

the door only, $15 (children under 11 free). For information, visit .marycaybrass.com.

Dance

Community Circle Dance: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aikido Studio, 11 Cottage St., Brattleboro. Led by Linda Blake. All dances taught. No partner needed. All welcome. Donations appreciated. Information: Parker Huber 802-257-9108, or Mary Ellen Cannon, 603-631-0768 or brattleborocircledance.org.

Rachel and Western Partners: 7 to 10:30 p.m. for the Monadnock-TriState Dance Club at the ELMM Community Center, 21 Durkee St., Winchester, N.H. Everyone welcome. $8 members/$10 non-members, refreshments served. For more information, call 603-357-0794; 802-722-2905; 603-876-4469.

Theater

"Rags":
2 p.m. An uplifting musical that tells the story of Jewish immigrants flooding into America from Eastern Europe in 1910. The theater is also inviting the community to share their family immigration stories. Pictures to share, or a short description of your family's immigration story can be emailed to katrinaspenceman@gmail.com, or brought to the theater weekday afternoons, or bring them to a performance. Stories will be posted at the theater on a "What's Your Story" wall for audience members to enjoy. At New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $13 for students. They may be purchased in advance at neyt.org, in person at the NEYT box office, or by phone 802-246-6398 from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesdays.

Film

"Liberty in a Soup":
5 to 8:30 p.m. Celebrate Haitian independence with a screening of a documentary entitled "Liberty in a Soup." A meal of "Soup Joumou," the soup that Haitians prepare every year when they celebrate their independence on New Year's Day will be available. Traditionally a mix of squash, potatoes and meat, also offered, a vegetarian version as well as bread, cheese and beverages. $10 suggested contribution. 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Miscellaneous

Cotton Mill Open Studio: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 74 Cotton Mill Hill. Doors are opened to curated Windham County artists and artisans working in areas from fine arts to functional crafts, as well. More information is available at thecottonmill.org.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Holiday Open House and Maker's Market:
1 to 4 p.m. At the Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Bennington College, 9546, 121-7A, Shaftsbury. Visitors can purchase books, Frost merchandise, and products like syrup, honey, woodworks, and pottery from local makers, with some of the local makers there in attendance. There will be music, hot cider, and a display of Frost's personal Christmas cards. The suggested donation for entry to the museum is $5.

Out of area

Music

Student Composers Recital:
3 to 5 p.m. Alumni Recital Hall in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, Alumni Recital Hall in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College. Alumni Recital Hall in the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 229 Main St., Keene, N.H. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. Contact 603-358-2168 for more information.

Miscellaneous

Welcome Yule: A Midwinter Celebration:
2 p.m. The Shea Theater, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls, Mass. Music, dance, songs and stories. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for children 5 to 16 years and seniors. For reservations and information visit welcomeyule.org or email info@welcomeyule.org.

Monday

Windham County


Music

McNeill's Brewery:
8:30 p.m. Weekly bluegrass jam, no cover. 90 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Bennington County

Miscellaneous

Frederick Douglass talk:
6 p.m. Williams College scholar and professor Neil Roberts will give a talk on Frederick Douglass, during the 200th anniversary of Douglass' birth. The Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Bennington College, 9546, 121-7A, Shaftsbury is celebrating its final events of the year. Free entry, cash bar at 5:30 p.m., and great for book groups. Seating first come, first serve.

Music

Piano Showcase:
6 to 8 p.m. Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College. Students of Michael Chinworth, Joan Forsyth, Christopher Lewis, and Yoshiko Sato present an end-of-term piano recital. Works will include a varied repertoire of classical standards, folk and pop songs, movie themes, and perhaps even a few holiday tunes. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday

Windham County

Music

Winter Orchestras Concert:
7 p.m. Brattleboro Music School's Music in the Schools Strings students, the Tigers beginning class, the Adult Beginner class, the "String Beings" adult strings class, and the Youth String Ensemble will performance. The program will wrap up with the BMC Music School String Orchestra playing selections from the Telemann's Overture from Suite in A minor for Recorder and Orchestra with Lynn Herzog, recorder soloist, Bach's Concerto in D major featuring Laura Vajda on piano, and Mendelssohn's Symphony #1 for Strings in D. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523, visit bmcvt.org, or stop by the Center at 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro.

"Singing Strong":
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A special seasonal celebration at the Brattleboro Music Center. Join director Susan Dedell and participants of Singing Strong as they explore a selection of seasonal songs from a variety of traditions and eras. For more information about this special session or the ongoing Singing Strong program, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or stop by the Center at 72 Blanche Moyse Way.

Dance

Contra Dance:
7 to 10 p.m. The Faux Paws, consisting of the VanNorstrand brothers of Great Bear fame (Andrew on fiddle and guitar and Noah on fiddle, mandolin, and feet) together with Chris Miller on saxophones & banjo. And joined on stage by caller Tim Van Egmond of Swallowtail at The Stone Church, 210 Main St., Brattleboro. 7 p.m., a brief Carry in clean, soft-soled shoes. Adults $10 to $12, college students $8, youth $5.

Bennington County

Music

Experimental Sound Practices:
8 to 10 p.m. Deane Carriage Barn, Fireplace Room, Bennington College. Bennington's Experimental Sound Practices class will present its site-specific sound installation and performance projects. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday

Film

"My Architect: A Son's Journey":
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Architecture and Design Film Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Directed by Nathaniel Kahn. "A riveting tale of love, art, betrayal and forgiveness, the son of a legendary architect undertakes a worldwide exploration to discover and understand his father, Louis I. Kahn. Free and open to the public. 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot St., Brattleboro.

Ongoing

Windham County

Miscellaneous

Chess club: 4:15 p.m. Thursdays. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Putney Public Library. 55 Main St. Free.

Art exhibit: Guatemalan Tapestry: Contemporary Mayan Tribal Artists. Curated in Guatemala by Lorna and Imre Kepes, this show features paintings from Lake Atitlan. Many of the artists draw upon the colorful patterns of the traditional textiles of the region and their rich natural environment and are also known for their unique art naif style. The show includes a diverse collection of works exploring connective threads between the deep roots of this ancient culture and its ability to adapt and survive.Gallery in the Woods. 145 Main St., Brattleboro. For more information, call 802-257-4777, or visit galleryinthewoods.com. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Art exhibit: Passages; Charcoals by Ailyn Hoey, at The Gallery at Next Stage, through Feb. 11. The Gallery, is located at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, Putney. For more information, visit ailynhoey.com.

Art exhibit: The work of colored pencil artist Liz Guzynski will be on display at Main Street Arts through Dec. 28 in a show she has entitled "Seeing It Through." For more information, mainstreetarts.org, on Facebook, or 802-869-2960. 35 Main St., Saxtons River.

Putney Library's Minecraft Club: 5:45 p.m. check-in; 6 p.m. play. For children 8 to 16. First Thursdays of each month — first two meetings Dec. 6 and Jan. 3. Bring a tablet or computer, or use one of the library computers. All participants will be expected to sign a registration form with contact information for a parent/guardian. This program goes until 7 p.m. 55 Main St., Putney. Free and open to the public.

Bennington County

Theater

Snow White:
Friday, Dec. 7, 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, 15 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 9, 16 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices: adult: $18; member: $15; youth: $8 (6-18); Children 5 and under Free when accompanied by an adult.

Out of area

Art exhibit:
Botanical Paintings of Stephanie Whitney-Payne through December at Whiting Library, Main Street, Chester.

Art exhibit: "Quintessential" Fine Art Show through Jan. 9. DaVallia-39 North Gallery, 39 North St.-Route 103, Chester. New collection of work by painter, Marilyn Wendling. For more information,visit 39NorthGallery.com or call Michael Alon at 802-875-8900 to schedule an appointment for a private viewing.

Classes and workshops

Windham County

Movin' Into Music:
10 to 10:45 a.m., Fridays. Geared toward children 1 to 5 years old, and their parents or caregivers, with instructor Kim Wallach. The first class is free. Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way, Brattleboro.

BMAC programs: Children of all ages invited to share their creative talents with the world by taking part in three programs offered by the museum this fall. Glasstastic for imaginative artists in grades Kindergarten to 6; the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for talented Vermonters in grades 7 to 12; and BMAC's 11th Annual LEGO Contest and Exhibit for creative types of all ages. 10 Vernon St., Brattleboro. More information and guidelines for each program are available at brattleboromuseum.org.

Muse Speak with Heather Geoffrey: Mondays, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. An artistic process is the notion of inspiration as an integral and sometimes mysterious part of the process. $60 (scholarship assistance available). Main Street Arts, 35 Main St., Saxtons River. For more information, call 802-869-2960.

Conquer Fear of Singing: Dec. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stone Church Arts Center, 20 Church St., Bellows Falls. Registration is required. To sign up or learn more, contact Nancy at 603-721-1492, nancy@salwen.net or at fearofsinging.com.

Make-Your-Own Ornaments:
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At Fire Arts, Dec. 8 and 15. Work with a Solinglass instructor to create one beautiful hand-blown glass ornament. $40

Reservations recommended: fireartsvt.com. Walk-ins welcome. All ages. No experience necessary. 485 West River Road, Brattleboro.








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