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Calendar of Events
Wednesday, November 21
MONTPELIER- Blues with The Usual Suspects. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
WORCESTER- Annual Thanksgiving Meal. Turkey & all the fixins, vegetarian entrees, pies and more. Hosted by Worcester Community Kitchen, all are welcome. Town Hall, FREE, 11am-1pm. 223-2848.
Thursday, November 22
MONTPELIER- 40th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. All are invited, wheelchair accessible. Bethany Church, Main St., FREE, 11:30am-2pm. If you need delivery service, or would like to volunteer or contribute in any way, call 229-9151.
Friday, November 23
BARRE- Occupy Black Friday. Instead of shopping, come share good food, good company, live music by the Raging Grannies & Doo-Occupy, and more. Old Labor Hall, Granite St., FREE, 10am-2pm.
MONTPELIER- Black Friday w/DJ Ben Arsenal. DJs accompanied by live music & MCs Ben Arsenal, Miles Felix, DJC, Mr Yee, J Bob Funky & more. Ages 21+. Positive Pie, 22 State St., $5, 10:30pm.
Saturday, November 24
BARRE- Downtown Open House, Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting. Open House 1-4pm with wagon rides, music, Santa, treats & more; Parade starts 5:15pm, Barre Aud. to City Hall Park, where Santa & Digger assist w/ tree lighting; concludes w/fireworks show.
HARDWICK- Blue Fox. It has been said that his "vocals are deep-lazy-growly-sexy, and his guitar playing is ultra-strength. Positive Pie, 87 So. Main St., 10pm.
MONTPELIER- Irish Sessions, 2-5pm; Tony Mason, 6-8pm. Both at Bagitos Café, 28 Main St. Info. 229-9212.
Quiet Lion: Tommy Alexander & Alanna Grace Flynn. Burlington area singer-songwriters perform with a full band and special guest Kelly Ravin. Ages 21+. Positive Pie, 22 State St., $5, 10:30pm.
RANDOLPH- Scrooge. A special holiday performance for children and families by the No Strings Marionette Company. Chandler Music Hall, $6, 11am. Info. 728-6464.
The 5th Quarter. Second film in the Faith and Family film series, this is the true story of a tragic car accident and its effects on the victims' loved ones and beyond. Chandler Music Hall, $5, 7:30pm. 552-7791.
Sunday, November 25
MONTPELIER- Montpelier Antiques Market. Furniture, art, ephemera, postcards, books, more. Elks Country Club, $5 early buying at 7:30am/$2 regular admission 9am, 7:30am-1:30pm. 751-6138.
Art Herttua Jazz. Performing for Sunday brunch. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 11am-1pm. Info. 229-9212.
PLAINFIELD- An Afternoon of Remembered Love. With Kate Harper and Leon Marasco, editors of Heartscapes: True Stories of Remembered Love. Cutler Library, 3-4:30pm. Info. 454-8504.
Monday, November 26
GROTON- Book Discussion: The Bay of Noon by Shirley Hazzard. Copies available at front desk. Groton Free Public Library, 7pm.
MONTPELIER- Book Discussion: The Last Chinese Chef. Part of Vermont Humanities Council's "Gastronomy" book discussion series. Books available at the library. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6:30pm.
Joyful Noise Laughter Club. Playful exercises to get you moving, breathing and laughing, for ages 8 & up. No sense of humor required! Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 6-7pm. Info. 223-1607.
Tuesday, November 27
BARRE- "Rumi Returning" Film Viewing & Discussion. Learn about this 13th cent. Persian poet who speaks deeply to many people today. Barre Universalist Church, potluck 5:15pm, program 6-8pm.
BRADFORD- GED Testing. Social studies, science & reading at 11am, take 1 or 2; writing at 1:30pm, math at 2pm, take only one. Bradford Learning Center, 24 Barton St. Pre-register 222-3282.
CABOT- Cabot Community Visit Resource Meeting. Help build action steps to 1)build an agricultural network, 2)improve communications, 3)develop an arts center. The Willey Building, 6-9pm.
MONTPELIER- Author David Hinton. A poet and translator of ancient Chinese poetry, Vermont writer Hinton shares his new book, Hunger Mountain. Bear Pond Books, 7pm. Info. 229-0774.
Reiki Talk and Demonstration. Reiki Master Lynne Ihlstrom offers a demonstration and discusses Reiki and its benefits. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St., FREE, 5:30pm.
WAITSFIELD- Armchair Travelogue: California. Speakers Dave Ellison & Deb Spinosa, California-style luncheon & more. Evergreen Place, noon. RSVP to 496-2543 by 11/26 for lunch. Info. 583-1935.
WARREN- Scrag Mountain Music "Very Open Rehearsal." Enjoy some chamber music & help the performers make final performance decisions. Warren Town Hall, FREE, 7pm. Info./RSVP to 583-1935.
Wednesday, November 28
BARRE- Open Mike. With host John Lackard. Gusto's, 28 Prospect St., no cover, 9pm. Info. 476-7919.
BERLIN- USDA Informational Open House. All farmers and aspiring farmers are welcome, light refreshments will be served. USDA Service Center, 617 Comstock Rd., 10am-2pm. Info. 802-658-2803.
MONTPELIER- A Streetcar Named Desire. Screening hosted by film impresario Rick Winston. Part of Osher Lifelong Learning series. Savoy Theater, 26 Main St., $5 non-members, 10am. Info. 223-1763.
A Long Way to Fly. Preschool discovery program for ages 3-5. North Branch Nature Ctr, $5 members/$8 non, 10-11:30am. 229-6206.
Blues with The Usual Suspects. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6-8pm. Info. 229-9212.
All in One Hand- The Pianist Paul Wittgenstein, The Man Who Would Not Give Up. Film screening and discussion led by library director Richard Bidnick. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 7pm. 223-3338.
WEBSTERVILLE- Vermont Health Connect Forum for Small Businesses. Learn what the health benefit exchange will mean for your business. Hosted by Dept. of Health Access, VT Chamber of Commerce & Town of Barre. Municipal Bldg, 149 Websterville Rd., 6-8pm.
Thursday, November 29
BARRE- Twelve Angry Jurors. SHS Drama Club presents the courtroom drama. Spaulding H.S., $10/$8 seniors & students/$5 12 & under, 7:30pm. Advance tix at Next Chapter Books, cash/check only.
Granite City Grocery Public Listening Session. Learn about plans to establish a downtown grocery store and share your thoughts. First Presbyterian Church, 78 Summer St., 6:30pm. Info. 279-7518.
MONTPELIER- Green Mtn Care Board Public Meeting. Discussion of Porter Medical Ctr budget, rate review, more. Dept. of Financial Regulation, 89 Main St., 3rd fl., 1-5pm. http://gmcboard.vermont.gov/
Tim Brick. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6pm-close. Info. 229-9212.
David Budbill's Two for Christmas. Two shows in one: Budbill's translation of a 15th century miracle play, followed by his "Judevine" version of the same story, feat. the same actors. Lost Nation Theater, $20/$15 students & seniors/$10 ages 6-11, 7:30pm. 229-0492.
Star Wars Art Show Opening. Young Jedis should drop off their art by Nov. 24th. Galactic goodies will be served at this opening event. Kellogg-Hubbard Children's Library, 7-8pm. Info. 223-4665.
RANDOLPH- Start the Conversation. Discussion of end-of-life care and decision-making. W/VT Ethics Network, Visiting Nurse & Hospice of VT & NH. Gifford Conference Cter, 5-6:30pm. 728-2608.
STOWE- Relay for Life NordicStyle Open House. Learn more about the March event, pick up a team captain's kit, more. Trapp Family Lodge Nordic Ctr, 6-8pm. www.relayforlife.org/nordicstylevt
Friday, November 30
BARRE- Twelve Angry Jurors. Spaulding H.S., 7:30pm. See 11/29.
BRADFORD- Red Cross Blood Drive. All are encouraged to donate. Congregational Church, noon-5:30pm. 1-800-RED-CROSS.
MARSHFIELD- Artist and Author Night. Celebrating new exhibit by Viiu Niiler at 6pm, followed by Jack Pulaski reading from his new book, Loves Labours, at 7pm. Jaquith Public Library. 426-3581.
MONTPELIER- Handel's Messiah. Annual holiday performance by Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. St. Augustine's Church, Barre St, $15/$12 senior/$5 student/$32 family, 7:30pm. 476-8188.
Lunch Hour Poetry-Sharing Circle. Come share the works of your favorite poets with other folks in a small group setting. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, noon-1pm. Info. 595-2563.
Matchstick Productions "Superheroes of Stroke" Movie Premiere. Benefits VLT efforts to save Bolton backcountry. Cash bar. Savoy Downstairs Theatre, $15, 7pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Barika. Performing to kick off Afro-Beat Weekend. Ages 21+. Positive Pie, 22 State St., $5, 10:30pm.
Jacob Green & Charlie Messing. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 6pm-close. Info. 229-9212.
David Budbill's Two for Christmas. Lost Nation Theater, 7:30pm. See description 11/30.
Get Help Navigating the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan Options. Free 1/2 hr. appointments w/Wanda Craig of CVCOA. Montpelier Senior Activity Ctr, 9am-noon. Call 479-7553 for apptmt.
NORTHFIELD- Scrag Mountain Music pres. the Spektral Quartet. Come as you are, pay what you can. Green Mtn Girls Farm, farm supper 5:30-6:30pm, concert 7pm. www.scragmountainmusic.org
PLAINFIELD- Dead Man Rises and Other Short Shows. Part of Bread & Puppet's 50th anniversary drive to revive old shows. Goddard College, Haybarn Theatre, sliding scale donations, 7pm. 322-1685.
WORCESTER- Mad Mountain Scramblers. Together again for a "sweet night." Fundraiser for Friends of Doty PTO, free sundae w/concert admission. Town Hall, $5 person/$10 family, 6:30pm.
Saturday, December 1
BARRE- Twelve Angry Jurors. Spaulding H.S., 7:30pm. See 11/29.
BARRE TOWN- Snowmobile Safety Course. Anyone born after July 1983 must complete a course to ride on VAST trails. Co-hosted by Barre Town Thunder Chickens & Montpelier Rec. Dept. Barre Town School, FREE, 8am-3:30pm. Call 225-8699 to pre-register.
CABOT- Cabot Community Chorus. Annual Christmas Concert, refreshments served. Cabot Church, free-will offerings, 6:30pm.
GREENSBORO BEND- Wild Game & Chicken Pie Supper. All you can eat, takeout available. United Methodist Church of Greensboro Bend, $15/$7.50 kids 5-12, seatings 5pm, 6pm & 7pm. 533-2637.
HARDWICK- Jay-Koh Music. Denver musician performs covers and originals. Positive Pie, 87 So. Main St., 9:30pm.
MONTPELIER- Winter Farmers Market. Produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods & more. VT College of Fine Arts gym, 10am-2pm.
Old-Fashioned Holiday Fair. Holiday items, wreaths, cookies, toys, quilt raffle, music, lunch and more. Unitarian Church, 9am-2pm.
New Nile Orchestra. Using standard instrumentation, NNO members transpose traditional Ethiopian melodies into something danceable. Ages 21+. Positive Pie, 22 State St., $5, 10:30pm.
An Evening at the Library. Live music, artist Mary Azarian as guest of honor, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres, more. Fundraising evening for the KHL. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, $50, 7pm. Info. 223-3338.
Irish Sessions, 2-5pm; Eric George, 6pm-close. Both at Bagitos Café, 28 Main St.. Info. 229-9212.
David Budbill's Two for Christmas. Lost Nation Theater, 2pm and 7:30pm. See description 11/30.
Vermont Fiddle Orchestra. Concert w/ guest soloist Donna Hebert. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, $15/$12 students & seniors/free for kids 12 & under, 7pm. RSVP 1-877-343-3531.
NORTHFIELD- Hike with Green Mtn Club. Moderate, 7-8 miles on Paine Mountain. Limit of 8 people, w/ car spotting. Meet 9am at Montpelier H.S. or 9:30am at Norwich Univ. RSVP to 223-0020.
NORTHUMBERLAND, NH- Open House and Toys for Tots Drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy, and enjoy refreshments, sales, raffles and more. Potato Barn Antiques, 9am-5pm. 606-636-2611.
RANDOLPH- Dustin Lance Black's "8" the Play. Staged reading of the new play about California's struggle for marriage equality. Chandler Music Hall, $20/$10, 7:30pm. Info. 728-6464.
ROYALTON- Annual Christmas Craft Sale. Held by So. Royalton Senior Center. All kinds of homemade crafts, large raffle, lunch available 11am to 1pm. Royalton Academy Building, Rte 14, 9am-2pm.
STOWE- Annual Christmas Fair. Featuring decorated wreaths, baked goods, jewelry, puzzles, quilt raffle, entertainment for the kids & much more. Stowe Community Church, Main St., 9:30am-2pm.
WARREN- Scrag Mountain Music presents the Spektral Quartet. Come as you are, pay what you can. Warren United Church, 4pm. Info. www.scragmountainmusic.org
WATERBURY- Ham and Bean Supper. Waterbury Grange. Info. 244-1192.
Fall Craft Workshop. Learn to decoupage, with Sue Premore, for teens through adults only. All materials and instruction provided. Waterbury Public Library, FREE, 9am-11am. Pre-register 244-7036.
WILLIAMSTOWN- Farewell & Welcome Open House. Offer best wishes to Flora O'Hara and welcome new librarian, Robert Youngberg. Refreshments. Ainsworth Public Library, 10am-noon. Info 433-5887.
Sunday, December 2
BARRE- Handel's Messiah. Annual holiday performance by Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Barre Opera House, $15/$12 senior/$5 student/$32 family, 2pm. Info. 476-8188.
Twelve Angry Jurors. Spaulding H.S., 2pm. See description 11/29.
ELMORE- Hike with Green Mountain Club. Moderate 3+/- miles RT, Elmore Mountain chimney viewpoint with option to summit. Meet at Montpelier H.S. Call 249-0520 for meeting time.
MARSHFIELD- Seed Saving Begins Now! Join Anne Miller to learn how to start seed saving. Jaquith Library, 1pm. Info. 426-3581.
MONTPELIER- Eric Friedman. Performing for Sunday brunch. Bagitos Café, 28 Main St., 11am-1pm. Info. 229-9212.
Scrag Mountain Music presents the Spektral Quartet. Come as you are, pay what you can. Lost Nation Theater, 4pm. Info. www.scragmountainmusic.org
NORTHFIELD- High School Juried Art Show Awards Ceremony. Public welcome. Norwich University, Chaplin Hall Gallery, 2-4pm.
NORTHUMBERLAND, NH- Open House and Toys for Tots Drive. Potato Barn Antiques, 9am-5pm. See description 12/1.
PEACHAM- North Country Chorus 65th Annual Christmas Concert. Peacham Congregational Church, $10 adults/$5 students, 3pm. Info. www.northcountrychorus.org
PLAINFIELD- Art Opening. Reception for exhibit of Central Asia photographs by international photographer Theodore "Teo" Kaye. Blinking Light Gallery, 11am-1pm. www.blinkinglightgallery.com
STOWE- 40th Army Band: Vermont Holiday Treasures. With guest narrator Tim Kavanagh. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, FREE, 2pm. Reserve tickets at www.sprucepeakarts.org or 760-4634.
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