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Nov
17
Thu
The Gift of Art: Small Works Holiday Group Exhibit
Nov 17 – Dec 30 all-day

The Gallery on the Mezzanine at the Norman Williams Library
proudly presents:
The Gift of Art: Small Works Holiday Group Exhibit
November 17 – December 30
Opening reception: Friday November 18, 4-5:30
Art by local artists for your holiday enjoyment

Dec
4
Sun
Christmas at the Farm
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

3 & 4, 17 & 18 & Dec. 24 – Jan. 1 (excluding Christmas Day): Christmas at the Farm – Learn how Christmas was celebrated in late 19th century Woodstock in the farmhouse and linger in the cozy kitchen as treats are baked in the wood stove. Holiday programs and making historic ornaments. Don’t miss a winter visit to the farm. Dec. 26 – Jan. 1: horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides (weather permitting). 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A Christmas Carol, Theater Performance
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Northern Stage presents A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Wilson, and directed by Peter Hackett. Performances run November 16 – December 24. Please visit northernstage.org for specific performance dates and times.

Charles Dickens’ story of redemption remains as powerful and uplifting as ever. In an updated production expanded for the new Byrne Theater, this biennial tradition will bring friends and families together with beautiful music, whirling ghosts, and a tour-de-force performance by Bill Kux (2016’s The Hound of the Baskervilles) as Scrooge. Also featuring Northern Stage favorites Dorothy Stanley, Eric Bunge, Susan Haefner, and a cast of 10 local children. This is a holiday tradition not to be missed!

Running time: Approximately 1 hour 45 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.
Advisory: Ages 8 and up.

Please note: This production contains fog and haze effects.

Yoh Theatre Players present ‘The Wiz’
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Yoh Theatre Players present ‘The Wiz’ Dec. 2-4
“The Wiz,” an urbanized adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s classic story, opened on Broadway four decades ago and won the 1975 Tony award for Best Musical. A soulful collection heartfelt ballads and energetic dances depict the journey of Dorothy and her friends as they travel through Oz. Sixty-five high school, middle school, and elementary students display their talents in this colorful production at Woodstock Union High School Auditorium on Route 4 in Woodstock, on Dec. 2 (7 p.m.), Dec. 3 (7 p.m.), and Dec. 4 (2 p.m.). Tickets $10 adults, students $5. Directed by Marcia Bender. For more info email Ms. Bender at mbender@wcsu.net.

Clara’s Dream, A Nutcracker Story
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Clara’s Dream, A Nutcracker Story returns to the Lebanon Opera House on December 1-4, 2016. Reserved seating prices for all shows are Adult $32/$24/$16 and Students $16/$12/$8. Time: Dec. 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm, Dec. 3 at 1:00 and 4:00 pm and Dec. 4 at 3 pm

Tickets can be purchased at Lebanon Opera House Box Office in person or via phone at 603.448.0400. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.lebanonoperahouse.org.

The crisp December air heralds the return of Clara’s Dream, A Nutcracker Story, to the Lebanon Opera House stage. New choreography lends fairytale magic to our version of The Nutcracker, a timeless classic that brings the season’s dreams to life. With ever-changing backdrops and costumes that shimmer with winter’s crystalline beauty, you will find your heart dancing with the City Center Ballet performers as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince overcome obstacles on their way to the Land of Sweets. It’s the perfect holiday entertainment for adults and children alike.

Freelance Family Singers Holiday Concert
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Freelance Family Singers of Woodstock, VT, directed by Ellen Satterthwaite, invite you to join them as they ring in the holiday season with song on Saturday December 3rd, at 7:00 PM and Sunday December 4th at 3:00 PM at the First Congregational Church, 36 Elm St., Woodstock, VT. The concert will include seasonal sacred and secular pieces. The concerts are family friendly and free. Donations of non-perishable items for the community food shelf are suggested. For more information, call (802) 457-3980.

Pentangle Movie: Coming Through the Rye (PG-13)
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:40 pm

**Q&A to follow screenings with Director James Steven Sadwith **

Coming Through the Rye, set in 1969, is a touching coming of age story of sensitive, 16 yr. old Jamie Schwartz, who is not the most popular kid at his all boys’ boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the Rye and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for J.D. Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one’s life.

Starring Alex Wolff, Stefania LaVie Owen and Chris Cooper

Directed by James Steven Sadwith

Music composed by Jay Nash, Heath McNease, Greg LaFollette

Run Time: 1 hr. 37 min.

Upper Valley International Folk Dancing
Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Upper Valley International Folk Dancing
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Damon Hall, Hartland, Vermont
$8; $4 for students/newcomers
Traditional music and dances of Eastern and Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean, and beyond, including line, circle, and couple dances.
All welcome. No partner necessary.
Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes for the dance floor.
Information: 802-436-2151 or barthoj@vermontel.net

Remaining dates, all in Tracy Hall, Norwich, Vermont, as previously posted, are:
6 November 2016
4 December 2016
8 January 2017
12 February 2017
12 March 2017
9 April 2017
14 May 2017
11 June 2017

Service of Remembrance
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Service of Remembrance Held at Tyson Congregational Church
Tyson Congregational Church will be having its annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. This is the time we light candles for those who remain in our hearts even though they are no longer here to celebrate the holidays with us. All are wel-come. Call 802-228-4770 for more information.

Twin Farms Holiday Open House
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Twin Farms Holiday Open House

We would like to invite our neighbors – the residents of Barnard – to our Holiday Open House!

When: Sunday, December 4th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Twin Farms, 452 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard, VT

We ask that you please RSVP by November 23rd if you would like to join us.
Call Sarah at 802-234-9999 or email her at sarah@twinfarms.com

Hope to see you there!

Christmas Tree Lighting Event
Dec 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Sunday Dec. 4th 5pm at Hartland Four Corners Meet at the Universalist Unitarian Church to pick up a candle, walk and surround the Huge Tree, sing carols and the lights will come on . We will then return to the Church and sing some more carols. Then we will eat a POT LUCK SUPPER, bring something to share. Celebrate for Connie Tessier and all our other friends. Questions call Nada Pierce 436-2336

Curling, Weekly Play
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Event: Weekly Curling Play

Venue: Union Arena, Route 4, Woodstock, VT

Date: Sundays, October 16th through December 18th
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: $25 per person

Description: The Upper Valley Curling Club will play each Sunday evening at 6:30 pm beginning October 16th at the Union Arena in Woodstock. The club invites anyone with an interest in the sport of curling to join them this fall. For non-members the charge is $25 for the evening. For those who need it, the club supplies curling equipment. If you are interested in the sport but lack experience, curling club members will provide instruction at regular curling clinics. Union Arena is located on the grounds of the Woodstock Union High School on Route 4 just 11⁄2 miles west of the Woodstock village. For more information on league play, drop-in games, or clinics please e-mail uppervalleycurling@gmail.com or visit www.uppervalleycurling.org .

Contact: uppervalleycurling@gmail.com

URL: uppervalleycurling.org
Peter J. LaBelle
Home (802) 226-7250
Cell (802) 376-5648

Dec
5
Mon
Memoir Group
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Thompson Center Happenings
Memoir Group date and time change: Mondays at 10:30. Ongoing. Anyone may join! Relaxed, supportive atmosphere.
For more information on these and other programs for adults of all ages, call The Thompson Center at 457-3277.

StoryTime for Baby/Toddlers
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Baby/Toddler Story Time
Mondays at 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 3 years
This session features short stories, interspersed with songs and finger plays and runs for about 20 minutes.

Mystery Monday Group
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mon., Dec. 5 at Quechee Library, 4PM, Mystery Monday Group. Will be discussing works by Jill CHurchill, Victoria Thompson and others, st in 1900-1920.

Meditation & Discussion, FREE
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join Doreen Schweizer, Guiding Teacher at Valley Insight Meditation Society, and Dorie Porcelli for Meditation and Discussion on Monday, Monday, May 2, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at the Ottauquechee Health Foundation, 32 Pleasant St., Woodstock, 2nd floor conference room.  There is no fee for attending but donations are accepted.  Please bring along a cushion or bench if you prefer this to a chair.  Call Dorie Porcelli at 603.643.1234 with any questions.

Woodstock Energy Committee @ Woodstock Town Hall
Dec 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Woodstock Energy Committee
The Woodstock Energy Committee meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 in the Woodstock Town Hall. Current topics under discussion are a local greenhouse gas analysis, community solar and PACE. Everyone is welcome to join the conversation. For more information, please send a note to energy@sustainablewoodstock.org

Barnard Planning Commission meets
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Barnard Planning Commission meets the first Monday of each month. Starting at 7pm at Barnard Town Hall.

Politics of Food Discussion Group
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This monthly group will – through reading, watching pertinent films, and discussion — look at the issues of how and what we eat. We will meet monthly and explore the following topics: the history of food, factory farming and the global food trade, the locavore movement, traditional vs. western diets, and the environmental and philosophical differences between a vegetarian diet and eating meat. This group will help participants look at their own relationship to food and where it comes from. It will build ties among participants, and it will build off of and support the Windsor Public Library’s seed library. Please call the library (or email librarian@windsorlibrary.org ) if you will need a copy of the book. Free. Windsor Library, 43 State St.

Reading Planning Commission Meeting
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Planning Commission meets at the Town Hall in the clerk’s office on the 1st Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

Pentangle Movie: Coming Through the Rye (PG-13)
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:10 pm

**Q&A to follow screenings with Director James Steven Sadwith **

Coming Through the Rye, set in 1969, is a touching coming of age story of sensitive, 16 yr. old Jamie Schwartz, who is not the most popular kid at his all boys’ boarding school. Disconnected from students and teachers, he believes he is destined to play Holden Caulfield, the main character of The Catcher in the Rye and has adapted the book as a play. After a series of increasingly hostile altercations with the boys at school Jamie runs away to search for J.D. Salinger. On his way he picks up Deedee Gorlin, a quirky townie. Their odyssey to find Salinger becomes a journey of sexual awakening, the discovery of love and of the meaning of one’s life.

Starring Alex Wolff, Stefania LaVie Owen and Chris Cooper

Directed by James Steven Sadwith

Music composed by Jay Nash, Heath McNease, Greg LaFollette

Run Time: 1 hr. 37 min.

Dec
6
Tue
Expressive Art Therapy, Bereavement
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Weekly Bereavement Support Group through the use of the creative arts at Fox Expressive Art Therapy LLC, located in the second floor of the farmhouse at Artistree in Pomfret. Tuesday mornings 9:30am-10:30am

-no artistic talent required,all ages welcome. Call/email for more information expressivetx@gmail.com 802 779 1524

Where the Wilder Things Are, storytime @ Wilder Club and Library
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tues., Aug. 13, 10 a.m.:  Where the Wilder Things are  story time at the Wilder Club and Library

Preschool Story Time
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

This session features three thematically-related stories and a tie-in craft or activity. This session runs for about 45 minutes.

Story Time is free and open to all.

Story Time
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Hartland Public Library,
(802) 436-2473 or www.HartlandLibraryVT.org.

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