Five events not to miss in Southern Vermont this week, Dec. 7
Ellenbogen Gallery: Abstract art gallery formerly known as stART Space marks its name change and two-year anniversary with "Beyond Words," a solo show of new paintings by Richard D. Weis (above), from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday. 263 Depot St., Manchester Center. Free.
Vermont Wild: Author Megan Price appears at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Bartleby's Books, 17 West Main Street, Wilmington, to meet readers and sign copies of Volume 6 of her popular series on the strange but true adventures of Vermont's game wardens. Free.
It's A Wonderful Life: Classic holiday film adapted as a live radio play to be performed at Southern Vermont Arts Center's Arkell Pavilion on Friday, Dec. 13. Carols and cocktails at 6:30 p.m., show at 7. Tickets $12 adults, $6 children. 930 SVAC Way, off West Road, Manchester. More: SVAC.org
How does it work?: Bennington Area Makers at 239 Main St., Bennington, hosts "Toy Jam," Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Bring neglected and/or broken battery-operated toys to take apart and figure out what makes them tick.
John Stowell and Draa Hobbs: WOOL-FM, brings back jazz guitar duo at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 15, at to Stage 33 Live, at 33 Bridge St., Bellows Falls, Tickets $12 advance, $15 at the door. Master class on jazz improvisation for string players precedes, limited to 10 students. Advance tickets, class registration, and more info at stage33live.com.
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