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November 26 Wednesday

Thanksgiving Bake Sale in Windsor: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Windsor House, Main Street. Benefits Mt. Ascutney Hospital Auxiliary. 802-674-4185.


Thanksgiving Pie Sale in Etna: 9 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Homemade pies just in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Free admission ^ $10 per pie. 603-643-3116.


Thanksgiving Pie Sale in Enfield: 9:30 a.m., Mascoma Savings Bank, 13 Main St. Homemade pies for the holidays ^ $10. To place an order, call 603-632-7118.


Activities at Spark in Lebanon: Gardening, 10 a.m. Lunch social, noon. Knitting, 2 p.m. Creative writing, 3 p.m. Self-advocacy workshop, 4 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


Public Skating in West Lebanon: 11 a.m.-noon, Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. ^ $5 or $6. 603-643-1222.


Duplicate Bridge in Lebanon: 1 p.m., Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St. Master points awarded ^ $4 per session. 603-865-5508.


Connecticut Valley Model Railroad Club in Lebanon: 7-9 p.m., Rivermill Complex, 85 Mechanic St. Free. 603-298-7869.


Children's Events -- November 26

Play Group in South Royalton: 9:30-11 a.m., United Church, North Main Street. For children of all ages. Free. 802-685-2264.


Thanksgiving Story Time in Quechee: 10 a.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Free. 802-295-1232.


Preschool Stories in Hanover: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. For children ages 3-5. Free. 603-643-4120.


Preschool Story Time in Windsor: 10:30 a.m., Windsor Public Library, 43 State St. Stories, songs and crafts for children up to age 5 with parent or caregiver. Free. 802-674-2556.


Stories and Activities in West Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. For children of all ages with caregivers. Free. 603-298-8544.


Toddler and Preschool Stories in Newport: 10:30 and 11 a.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Toddler group for up to age 3; preschool group for up age 6. Free. 603-863-3430.


After-School Program in Windsor: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Windsor Public Library, 43 State St. A book, snack and project for grades K-4. Older students welcome to help. Free. 802-674-2556.


Zumba for Kids in White River Junction: 3:30 p.m., Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane. A dance workout for ages 4-7 ^ $7. 802-296-2850.


Community Meals -- November 26

Listen Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Health -- November 26

Foot Clinic in Newport: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Senior Center, 76 Main St. Foot care by appointment ^ $18. 603-543-6800.


Health Clinic in Newport: 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m., Rite Aid, 51 S. Main St. Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations. Free. 603-863-5766.


Blood Drive in Lebanon: Noon-5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive. 800-733-2767.


Meditation -- November 26

Introduction to Zen Practice in White River Junction: 6-7 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St. Newcomers welcome ^ Donation. 603-448-4877.


Ongoing -- November 26

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tours and exhibits including Coach "B's" (Phil Bouthillier's) History of Hartford Hockey and the Abenaki tribes. Free. 802-296-3132.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- November 26

A Christmas Carol Preview in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15 or $30. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- November 26

Orange East Center in Bradford, Vt.: Tai chi, 8 a.m., ^ Donation. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $5. Computer class, 3 p.m. Cribbage, 7 p.m., ^ $2. 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.


Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 9:15 a.m. Hand and foot card game, 1 p.m. Tai chi at Presbyterian Church, 2:30 p.m. 7 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, computer lab, 9 a.m. Mahjong, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Bus to Centerra, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Bone builders, writing group, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Bingo, 1 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Bone Builders for Seniors in Hartland: 10 a.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Free. 802-436-2336.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Chair massages, 10 a.m. Handwork circle, bingo, 10:30 a.m. French table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Black Center in Hanover: Potluck lunch and singalong, bring a dish to share, noon. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Lunch at noon ^ $5. Line dancing, 1:30 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Food pantry by appointment. Lunch, 50/50 raffle, at noon ^ $3 and $7. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 1166 Route 4. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 603-523-4333.


November 27 Thursday

Canned Food Drive in Lebanon: 9-10 a.m., 75 Bank St. Bring four nonperishable food items for Upper Valley Haven and join a fitness class taking place in the former Junior High School. Sponsored by KDR Fitness. Free. 603-727-9092.


Community Meals -- November 27

Thanksgiving Dinner in Canaan: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Canaan Hall, Fairgrounds Road. Bingo at 3 p.m. Free. 603-632-5462.


Thanksgiving Meal in Hartford: Noon-3 p.m., United Church of Christ, Route 14. All welcome. Free. 603-667-3088.


Hand in Hand Dinner in Woodstock: 3-5 p.m., North Universalist Chapel Society, 7 Church St. Thanksgiving dinner. All welcome ^ Donation. 802-299-1777.


Ongoing -- November 27

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Outdoors -- November 27

Turkey Trot in Norwich: 9 a.m., gazebo, Marion Cross School, 22 Church St. Clothing, food or monetary donation. 802-649-1602.


Turkey Trot 5K in Woodstock: 10-11 a.m., Woodstock Elementary School, 15 South St. Walk and run through historic Woodstock. Includes entertainment and prizes ^ $25-$30. Benefits Zack's Place. 802-457-5868.


November 28 Friday

Thanksgiving on the Farm in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. Activities and exhibits explore the history of Thanksgiving ^ $4-$14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Montshire Museum, 1 Montshire Road. Science activities for adults and children. Free with admission ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Public Skating in Hartford: 1 to 3 p.m., Wendell A. Barwood Arena, 45 Highland Ave. ^ $5. 802-295-5036.


Opening Reception in Lebanon: 5-7 p.m., AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. For the holiday exhibition and sale. Free admission. 603-448-3117.


Live Nativity and Christmas Lights in South Royalton: 7 p.m., Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Live enactment and singing. See the 180,000 lights illuminated for the first time this season. Free. 802-763-7742.


Bazaars/Fairs -- November 28

Pods for the Pulpit Craft Fair in Norwich: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. Features 40 juried artisans, live classical guitar music and a raffle of a woodblock print by Matt Brown. Free admission. Benefits the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley. 603-653-5344.


Children's Events -- November 28

Infant Play Group in Hanover: 10 a.m.-noon, Howe Library, 13 South St. For children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Preschool Stories in Hanover: 1-1:30 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. For children ages 3-5. Free. 603-643-4120.


Solar Fantastics in Wilder: 1 p.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Learn about solar power and create creatures with recycled material. Free. 802-295-6341.


Community Meals -- November 28

Listen Community Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Community Dinner in Hanover: 5-6 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. Served by Dartmouth Students Fighting Hunger. Free. 603-643-3703.


Film -- November 28

Interstellar in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. A science fiction movie about explorers trying to find a habitable planet. Rated PG-13 ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Ongoing -- November 28

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- November 28

A Christmas Carol Preview in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15 or $30. 802-296-7000.


Under Milk Wood in Thetford: 7:30 p.m., Eclipse Grange Theatre, 193 Academy Road. A Parish Players production of poet Dylan Thomas' play ^ $10-$15. 802-785-4344.


Senior Centers -- November 28

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Women's group, 9 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:15 a.m. 7 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


November 29 Saturday

Central Vermont Sports Card Show in Bethel: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Whitcomb High School, 273 Pleasant St. A high school fundraiser ^ Admission, $1. 802-234-0094.


Artisan Fair in Quechee: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Quechee Club, 3268 Main St. Door prizes, demonstrations and food available. Free admission. 802-295-9356.


French Conversation Club in Enfield: 10 a.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. Practice French in a social setting. All ability levels welcome. Free. 603-306-6606.


Italian Conversation Club in Enfield: 10 a.m., Mickey's Roadside Cafe, 330 Route 4. Practice Italian in a social setting. All ability levels welcome. Free. 603-632-5026.


Thanksgiving on the Farm in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. Activities and exhibits explore the history of Thanksgiving ^ $4-$14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Tomie dePaola in Norwich: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Norwich Bookstore, 291 Main St. Conversation and book signing with the author of Strega Nona Does It Again! Free. 802-649-1114.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Montshire Museum, 1 Montshire Road. Science activities for adults and children. Free with admission ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


National Novel Month Write-In in Norwich: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Norwich Public Library, 368 Main St. Work on a novel alongside other writers. Free. 802-649-1184.


Artist Reception in Hanover: 2-4 p.m., League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, 13 Lebanon St. Reception for wood folk art sculptor Barbara McAlister. Free. 603-643-5050.


Christmas Illuminations Opening in Enfield: 2:30 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Advent wreath making, 2:30 p.m. Plainfield Chimers, 4:15 p.m. Manger blessing, lights turn on, 5 p.m. Free. 603-632-7087.


Live Nativity and Christmas Lights in South Royalton: 7 p.m., Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Live enactment and singing. See the 180,000 lights illuminated for the first time this season. Free. 802-763-7742.


Team Trivia in Windsor: 7-8:30 p.m., Old South Church, Main Street. Fast-paced rounds of general knowledge trivia. Bring a team or form one there. Free. 802-674-5087.


Bazaars/Fairs -- November 29

Regional Craft Fair in Canaan: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mascoma Valley Regional and Indian River schools, Route 4. Features more than 90 exhibitors. Sponsored by Canaan Old Home Days Committee. Free admission. 603-523-7712.


Pods for the Pulpit Craft Fair in Norwich: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. Features 40 juried artisans, live classical guitar music and a raffle of a woodblock print by Matt Brown. Free admission. Benefits the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley. 603-653-5344.


Children's Events -- November 29

Thanksgiving Story Time in Grantham: 10-11 a.m., Dunbar Free Library, 401 Route 10. Stories and craft. All ages welcome. Free. 603-863-2172.


"Exploration Station" in South Royalton: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. A hands-on science program for children. Free. 802-763-7094.


Community Arts Open Studio in Lebanon: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St. Open studio for all ages ^ $5 per child. Continues weekly. 603-448-3117.


Community Meals -- November 29

Grange Breakfast in Norwich: 8-11 a.m., Grange Hall, 344 Main St. ^ $7 or $6, free for kids under 5. 802-282-2786.


Soup Night in Windsor: 5-7 p.m., Old South Church, Main Street. Homemade soups with bread and dessert ^ $5 or $10. Call from 4-5 p.m. for takeout. 802-674-5087.


Dances -- November 29

Square Dance in Bradford, Vt.: 7-10 p.m., Oxbow Union High School, Route 5. ^ $7. 802-222-3552.


Film -- November 29

Interstellar in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. A science fiction movie about explorers trying to find a habitable planet. Rated PG-13 ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


No Turning Back in Lebanon: 7:30 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. A Warren Miller ski film ^ $18 or $21. 603-448-0400.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- November 29

Attic Shop in Plainfield: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blow-Me-Down Grange, 1107 Route 12A. New and used items include crafts, antiques, books, artwork and furniture. Free admission. 603-448-0773.


Second Hand Rose Bag Sale in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St. Winter clothes include sizes large to 3X. ^ $5 per bag. 802-295-2502.


Ongoing -- November 29

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- November 29

A Christmas Carol Preview in White River Junction: 2 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15 or $30. 802-296-7000.


A Christmas Carol Opening in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15-$55. 802-296-7000.


Under Milk Wood in Thetford: 7:30 p.m., Eclipse Grange Theatre, 193 Academy Road. A Parish Players production of poet Dylan Thomas' play ^ $10-$15. 802-785-4344.


Nowell Sing We Clear in Hartland: 7:30 p.m., First Universalist Society, 8 Brownsville Road. A traditional singing quartet ^ $15 or $25, under 16 free. 802-436-2151.


November 30 Sunday

Book Discussion in Hanover: 9:15-10:15 a.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. Topic is Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan. Free. 603-643-3703.


Decorating Main Street in Enfield: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Main Street. Decorate town for the holidays. Soup and cider. Free. 603-632-4046.


Thanksgiving on the Farm in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. Activities and exhibits explore the history of Thanksgiving ^ $4-$14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Montshire Museum, 1 Montshire Road. Science activities for adults and children. Free with admission ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. 802-649-2200.


Christmas Illuminations Children's Day in Enfield: 3-5 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Film, craft and Santa visit. Free. 603-632-7087.


Bingo in White River Junction: 6-9 p.m., Gates-Briggs Building, Main Street. Sponsored by American Legion Post 26 ^ $20 and up. 802-295-5348.


Bazaars/Fairs -- November 30

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hotel Coolidge, 39 S. Main St. Features 16 direct-home sellers. Raffle auction to benefit food shelf. Free admission. Bring food donation for free auction ticket. 802-588-2013.


Children's Events -- November 30

A Visit from Mrs. Claus in Lebanon: 1-2 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Part of the Upper Valley Crafters' seasonal market. Free. 802-296-7445.


Community Meals -- November 30

Valley Singles Club in Claremont: 5-7:30 p.m., Union Church, 133 Old Church Road. Meet new friends at a potluck dinner for adults age 50 and older. Bring a dish to share and a beverage. Not a church-sponsored function. Free. 603-826-5877 or 802-299-0491.


Farmers Markets -- November 30

Farmers and Crafters Market in Canaan: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Canaan Hall, Orange Road. Free admission. 603-523-4501.


Film -- November 30

Interstellar in Woodstock: 3 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. A science fiction movie about explorers trying to find a habitable planet. Rated PG-13 ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Meditation -- November 30

Meditation in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-noon, Shambhala Meditation Center, 158 S. Main St. Sitting and walking meditation. Instruction available by chance or by appointment ^ Donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- November 30

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: Noon-4 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Outdoors -- November 30

Walk in Thetford: Six-mile loop walk in Thetford and Union Village Dam. Led by Kathy Astrauckas for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Call for details. 802-785-4311.


Performances -- November 30

A Christmas Carol in White River Junction: 2 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15-$55. 802-296-7000.


Under Milk Wood in Thetford: 2 p.m., Eclipse Grange Theatre, 193 Academy Road. A Parish Players production of poet Dylan Thomas' play ^ $10-$15. 802-785-4344.


Thetford Chamber Singers in Strafford: 4:30 p.m., United Church, Justin Morrill Highway. Annual winter concert ^ $8-$15. www.thetfordchambersingers.org.


December 1 Monday

Bagel Kick-Off Event in Norwich: 7:30 a.m., Dan & Whit's, 319 Main St. Receive a free bagel. Donations for the Upper Valley Haven accepted. 802-649-1602.


Kripalu Yoga in Sharon: 9-10:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., Vermont Independent School for the Arts, 5126 Route 14. Classes taught by Rose Loving ^ $15. 802-565-0565.


Activities at Spark in Lebanon: Employment skills, 10 a.m. Lunch social, noon. Arts and crafts, 1 p.m. Games with Dartmouth College students, 3:30 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


Public Skating in West Lebanon: Noon-1:30 p.m., Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. ^ $5 or $6. 603-643-1222.


Beading Workshop in Norwich: 3:30-5 p.m. Marion Cross School, 22 Church St. ^ $5-$40, dependent on item. 802-649-1602.


Children's Events -- December 1

Family Place Play Group in Wilder: 9-10:30 a.m., 52 Olcott Drive. For children from birth to age 5 with caregivers. Free. 802-649-3268.


Toddler Activity Time in Claremont: 10 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. For children up to age 3. Free. 603-542-7017.


Preschool Story Time in Claremont: 10:30-11 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. For children ages 3-5. Free. 603-542-7017.


Toddler Story Time in Hanover: 10:30-11 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. For children ages 2-3 with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Community Meals -- December 1

Listen Dinners in Canaan and White River Junction: 5 p.m., Mascoma Area Senior Center, 1166 Route 4, Canaan; River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St., White River Junction. Free. 603-398-2780.


Film -- December 1

Cinerama Redux! in Hanover: 7-9:45 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Part of the Cine Salon series "The Whole Reel." Free. 603-643-4120.


Interstellar in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. A science fiction movie about explorers trying to find a habitable planet. Rated PG-13 ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Health -- December 1

HIV Testing in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., HIV/HCV Resource Center, 2 Blacksmith St. Free, anonymous and confidential testing. 603-448-8887.


Foot Clinic in Plainfield: 1-4 p.m., Philip Read Memorial Library, 1088 Route 12A. Foot care by appointment ^ $18. 603-543-6800.


Meditation -- December 1

Artful Meditation in South Pomfret: 6-7 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. A combination of sitting meditation and expressive arts. Free. 802-457-3500.


Meditation in Springfield, N.H.: 7-8:30 p.m., Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road. Meditation led by resident teacher Lama Samten ^ Donation. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Free. 603-763-0204.


Ongoing -- December 1

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Senior Centers -- December 1

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Men's group, 8:45 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:15 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 12:45 p.m. French group, 4 p.m. 7 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Bone builders, 8:30 a.m. Blood pressure check, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 and $7. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Heart warmers, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5. Bingo, shopping, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Art class, 9 a.m. Bone builders, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Quilting group, 12:30 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Exercise, 9 a.m. Memoir club, 10:15 a.m. CCC office, 11:30 a.m.; register in advance. Lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Bridge, 1 p.m. Advance directives, chronic pain workshop, advisory meeting, 1 p.m.; register for these in advance. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, 9 a.m. Walking, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Bingo, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Bone Builders for Seniors in Hartland: 10 a.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Free. 802-436-2336.


Greater Randolph Center: Bingo, Wii games, exercise, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. Contract bridge at Joslyn House, 2:15-4 p.m. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Black Center in Hanover: Chair tai chi, 11 a.m. ^ $5. Knitting, 1 p.m. R.W. Advisory committee meeting, 2 p.m. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Line Dancing in Hartland: 1-3 p.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Bring dancing shoes for classes taught by Jamie Orr ^ $20 for four weeks, refreshments free. 802-436-2336.


December 2 Tuesday

Coffee and Cocoa Club in West Lebanon: 9-9:50 a.m., Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. Learn to skate or improve your skills. All ages welcome ^ $15. 603-643-1222.


Kripalu Yoga for Beginners in Sharon: 9-10:30 a.m., Vermont Independent School for the Arts, 5126 Route 14. Class taught by Rose Loving ^ $15. 802-565-0565.


Spanish Conversation in Hanover: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Umpleby's Bakery, 3 South St. The Buena Gente Social Club welcomes all ages and language proficiency levels. Free. 802-649-5151.


Activities at Spark in Lebanon: Music, 10 a.m. Lunch social, noon. Global Campus' Yahtzee club, 2 p.m. Sparks of the Round Table, 3 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


International Women's Club Coffee Drop-In in Hanover: 10-11 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Casual meeting of a social organization that supports women from around the world. New members welcome. Free. 603-643-3033.


Farm Tour in Norwich: 3:30-4:30 p.m., 1285 Union Village Road. Horses, calves, pigs and chickens ^ Donation. 802-649-1602.


French Conversation Club in Hanover: 5:30-7 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Discuss current events and travel phrases and tips with other members. Bring French-themed dish to share. Include recipe for book. Free. 603-643-4120.


Climate Future Visioning Session and Potluck in South Royalton: 6-9 p.m., Building a Local Economy, 35 S. Windsor St. Create a vision of a sustainable future and strategies to achieve it. Free. To RSVP, call 802-498-8438.


Toast of the Valley Toastmasters in West Lebanon: 6-7:30 p.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Develop public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Free. 603-653-9884.


Children's Events -- December 2

Infant Play Group in Hanover: 10 a.m.-noon, Howe Library, 13 South St. For children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Stories and Art in Etna: 10-11 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers with caregivers. Free. 603-643-3116.


Toddler Story Time in New London: 10 a.m., Tracy Memorial Library, 304 Main St. For children ages 2-3 with caregivers. Free. 603-526-4656, ext. 3.


Where the Wilder Things Are in Wilder: 10-11 a.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Tales and projects for children of all ages. Free. 802-295-6341.


Toddler Activity Time in Claremont: 10:30-10:50 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. For children up to age 3. Free. 603-542-7017.


Family Place Play Group in Wilder: 1-2:30 p.m., 52 Olcott Drive. For infants up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 802-649-3268.


After-School Art Program in Lebanon: 2:30-5 p.m., AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St. Art activities for children in grades 5-8. Free. 603-448-3117.


Community Meals -- December 2

Listen Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Meditation -- December 2

Mindfulness Practice in Norwich: 9-11:30 a.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 70 Beaver Meadow Road. Meditation in the way of Thich Nhat Hanh. Followed by discussion ^ Donation. 802-436-1136.


Learn to Meditate in White River Junction: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. For new and experienced meditators ^ Donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- December 2

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- December 2

A Christmas Carol in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $20. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- December 2

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Outdoor recreation, 10 a.m. Walk-in painting, Parkinson support group, 1 p.m. Poker, Medicare questions, 2 p.m. Spanish group, 4 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Mahjong, card games, 10 a.m. Cribbage, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Nifty Needlers, computer class, 9:30 a.m. Foot clinic, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Tai ji quan, 12:45 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Foot clinic, 8:45 a.m. Aqua aerobics, 10:15 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5. Third grader visit, 12:30 p.m. Cribbage, fitness, 1:15 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Black Center in Hanover: Exercise, 9 a.m. Coffee break, 10 a.m. Line dancing, 10:30 a.m. Bridge, 1:30 p.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Exercise, 9 a.m. Double king pede, 10 a.m. Spanish table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Scrabble, 1 p.m. Bone builders, 2:15 p.m. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Line dancing, 1 p.m. 12A shopping, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Lunch at noon ^ $3 and $7. Cribbage, 12:30 p.m. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


December 3 Wednesday

Activities at Spark in Lebanon: Health and fitness, 10 a.m. Lunch social, noon. Knitting, 2 p.m. Creative writing, 3 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


Public Skating in West Lebanon: 11 a.m.-noon, Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. ^ $5 or $6. 603-643-1222.


Duplicate Bridge in Lebanon: 1 p.m., Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St. Master points awarded ^ $4 per session. 603-865-5508.


Bingo in Charlestown: 5-9 p.m., VFW, 365 Lovers Lane Road. Twelve regular games and six special games, including a winner take all. Free admission ^ cost for games varies. Refreshments available for purchase. 603-826-5186.


Wine Tasting in Norwich: 5-7 p.m., Norwich Inn, 325 Main St. Proceeds benefit the Upper Valley Haven ^ $20. 802-649-1602.


Connecticut Valley Model Railroad Club in Lebanon: 7-9 p.m., Rivermill Complex, 85 Mechanic St. Free. 603-298-7869.


Hanover Conservancy Annual Meeting in Hanover: 7-8:30 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Features presentation by Jay Barrett. Free. 603-643-3433.


Children's Events -- December 3

Play Group in South Royalton: 9:30-11 a.m., United Church, North Main Street. For children of all ages. Free. 802-685-2264.


Story Time in Quechee: 10 a.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Free. 802-295-1232.


Preschool Stories in Hanover: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. For children ages 3-5. Free. 603-643-4120.


Toddler and Preschool Stories in Newport: 10:30 and 11 a.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Toddler group for up to age 3; preschool group for up age 6. Free. 603-863-3430.


Ornament Craft in Quechee: 3 p.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. For ages 5-11. Free. 802-295-1232.


Community Meals -- December 3

Listen Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Community Meal in Windsor: 5-6 p.m., American Legion Hall on Court Street. Bring a friend for a meal sponsored by Windsor churches and community groups. Free. 802-674-2157.


Dances -- December 3

Social Waltz in Thetford Center: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rices Mills Building, Route 132. Dress in layers, and wear soft-soled shoes. Bring water. ^ $3 to $5. To sign up, call 802-333-3834.


Film -- December 3

The Vermont Movie Part Six: People's Power in Hartland: 6:30 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Watch and discuss the movie with filmmaker Nora Jacobson in the six-part series sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Free. 802-436-2473.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- December 3

Second Hand Rose in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St. Winter clothes include sizes large to 3X. 802-295-2502.


Health -- December 3

Foot Clinic in Claremont: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road. Foot care by appointment ^ $18. 603-543-6800.


Blood Drive in Lebanon: Noon-5 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive. 800-733-2767.


Lectures -- December 3

Buddhism Talk in Norwich: 7-8:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 15 Church St. Author Polly Young-Eisendrath discusses "What the Buddhists Teach: Finding Clarity in the Everyday Life." Free. 802-262-2626.


Meditation -- December 3

Introduction to Zen Practice in White River Junction: 6-7 p.m., Upper Valley Zen Center, 58 Bridge St. Newcomers welcome ^ Donation. 603-448-4877.


Ongoing -- December 3

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- December 3

A Christmas Carol in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15-$55. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- December 3

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 9:15 a.m. Hand and foot card game, 1 p.m. Tai chi at Presbyterian Church, 2:30 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Greater Randolph Center: Lift for life, 8:30 a.m. Foot clinic, 9:45 a.m.- 1 p.m. Crafts, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $4 or $5. Book club, 12:45 p.m. 6 Hale St. 802-728-9324.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Computer lessons, 8:45 a.m. Poetry, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5. Line dancing, 1:30 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: West Lebanon shopping, 9 a.m.; sign up in advance. Tai chi, 10 a.m.; sign up in advance. Chair massages, 10 a.m. Handwork circle, 10:30 a.m. French table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Mahjong, 10 a.m. VNA foot clinic, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., appointment required. Accordian music with Lloyd Kvam, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Co-op shopping trip, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Bone builders, writing group, 9:30 a.m. Indian Head Christmas trip, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Bingo, 1 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Bone Builders for Seniors in Hartland: 10 a.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Free. 802-436-2336.


Black Center in Hanover: Interfaith coffee, 10 a.m.. "Break Bread" lunch, 11:30 a.m. ^ $3. Movie Jersey Boys, 1 p.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Food pantry by appointment. Foot clinic by appointment. Harp music. Christmas decorating. Lunch, 50/50 raffle, at noon ^ $3 and $7. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 1166 Route 4. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. 603-523-4333.


December 4 Thursday

Viewing for Silent Auction in White River Junction: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, 85 North Main St., Suite 160. Items for the studio's annual fundraiser will be on display. Free admission. 802-295-5901.


Activities at Spark in Lebanon: Lunch social, noon. Life skills, 1 p.m. Uno club, 2 p.m. TLC crafts, 4 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


Book Buffet in West Lebanon: Noon-1 p.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Bring your lunch and join a discussion about great nature writing. Free. 603-298-8544.


Public Skating in West Lebanon: Noon-1:30 p.m., Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. ^ $5 or $6. 603-643-1222.


Duplicate Bridge in Grantham: 1 p.m., The Center at Eastman, 6 Clubhouse Lane. Master points awarded ^ $4 per session. 603-865-5508.


Handcrafters Gathering in Lyme: 1:30-4 p.m., Converse Free Library, 38 Union St. Free. 603-795-4622.


Hula Hoop Lesson in Norwich: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Dan & Whit's, 319 Main St. All ages welcome. Proceeds benefit the Upper Valley Haven ^ $20. 802-649-1602.


Bingo in Claremont: Doors open at 4:30 p.m., games start at 6:30 p.m., Senior Center, 5 Acer Heights Road. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of the Croydon Volunteer Fire Department. Food and drinks available for purchase. Age 18 and over. 603-543-7118.


Advance Directives Workshop in Hartland: 5:30 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Learn how and why to create advance directives. Free. 802-436-2473.


Line Dance Lessons in Lebanon: Beginner class, 6 p.m. Intermediate class, 7 p.m., Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St. ^ $6 a class. 603-448-1497.


Cribbage in Norwich: 6:30 p.m., American Legion, 228 Beaver Meadow Road ^ $5 per person. No partner required. 802-299-0395.


Open Mic in South Pomfret: 7-9 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Bring an instrument to play or watch performers. Free. 802-457-3500.


Socrates Cafe in Hartland: 7 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Philosophical discussion on "What is society's responsibility to the mentally ill?" Free. 802-436-2473.


Children's Events -- December 4

Preschool Stories in New London: 10 a.m., Tracy Memorial Library, 304 Main St. Stories, songs and skits for children ages 3.5 to pre-K with caregivers. Free. 603-526-4656.


Story Hour in Hartford: 10-11 a.m., Hartford Library, 1587 Maple St. For children with caregivers each Thursday. Free. 802-296-2568.


Crafty Thursday in Claremont: 10:30 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Story and craft for ages 2-6. Free. 603-542-7017.


Spanish Play Group in Hanover: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. For children of all language abilities, up to age 4, with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Ornament Craft in Wilder: 3 p.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. For ages 5-11. Free. 802-295-1232.


Movie Night in Norwich: 6:30-7:50 p.m., Norwich Public Library, 368 Main St. Parents may drop their children off to see a film based on the book Ernest and Celestine, by Gabrielle Vincent. Children under age 5 must attend with an adult. Free. 802-649-1184.


Community Meals -- December 4

Christmas Tea in Lyme: 2-3:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Road ^ Donation. Traditional English tea includes scones and sweets of the season. Reservations recommended, but drop-ins welcome. 603-795-2850.


Hand in Hand Dinner in Woodstock: 5-7 p.m., North Universalist Chapel Society, 7 Church St. A weekly meal for people interested in sustainable local growth ^ Donation. 802-299-1777.


Listen Community Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Dances -- December 4

Social Waltz in Thetford Center: 7-9 p.m., Rice Mills Community Center, Route 132 and Tucker Hill Road. Practice session for other social dances, 9-10 p.m. No partner required. Bring water and clean soft-soled shoes ^ $3 or $5. 802-333-3834.


Health -- December 4

Blood Drive in Norwich: Noon-6 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. 800-733-2767.


Healing Center in Hartford: 7-9 p.m., Healing Rooms and Wellness Center of Central Vermont, 1615 Maple St. Clinic for healing, wellness, prayer and meditation. Free. 802-295-5654.


Meditation -- December 4

Insight Meditation in Lebanon: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 14 Green St., in the barn behind the house. Meditation followed by discussion. Instruction available ^ Donation. 603-675-2819.


Meditation in White River Junction: Noon-1 p.m., Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. Open meditation with instruction available. Free. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- December 4

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- December 4

A Christmas Carol in White River Junction: 2 and 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15-$55. 802-296-7000.


Clara's Dream in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. City Center Ballet's annual interpretation of The Nutcracker ^ $17-$23. 603-448-0400.


Under Milk Wood in Thetford: 7:30 p.m., Eclipse Grange Theatre, 193 Academy Road. A Parish Players production of poet Dylan Thomas' play ^ $10-$15. 802-785-4344.


Senior Centers -- December 4

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Contract bridge, 9:30 a.m. Dominos, sip and paint, 4 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Bone builders, 8:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 and $7. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Computer lessons, 8:45 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Black Center in Hanover: Exercise, 9 a.m. Coffee break, 10 a.m. Ceramics, 10 a.m. Bridge, 1:30 p.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Art class, 9 a.m. Floral arrangements, 9:30 a.m. Blood pressure clinic, 11 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Line dancing, 12:45 p.m. Cribbage, 1 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Strength and fitness, 9 a.m. Cribbage, 10 a.m. Italian class, 10:30 a.m. Italian table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Yoga, 1 p.m.; sign up in advance. Bone builders, 2:15 p.m. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Chair yoga, 9:30 a.m. Walking club, advanced, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Blood pressure clinic, 10 a.m.-noon. Saxophone music with Galen Mudgett, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Bingo for baubles, 1 p.m. 12A shopping trip, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


December 5 Friday

Coffee and Cocoa Club in West Lebanon: 9-9:50 a.m., Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. Learn to skate or improve your skills. All ages welcome ^ $15. 603-643-1222.


Activities at Spark in Lebanon: Science, 10 a.m. Lunch social, noon. Wii bowling, 1 p.m. Reading, 3 p.m. Pasta bar and holiday crafts, 6 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


Silent Auction in White River Junction: 6 to 8 p.m., Two Rivers Printmaking Studio, 85 North Main St., Suite 160. The annual fundraiser supports the studio, which will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for viewing auction items. Free admission. 802-295-5901.


Duplicate Bridge in Hanover: 1 p.m., Black Senior Center, 48 Lebanon St. Master points awarded ^ $4 per session. 603-865-5508.


Holiday Season Kickoff in New London: Whipple Hall, Main Street. Santa visits, 4 p.m. Tree lighting on the green, 5 p.m. Musical program, 5:15-7 p.m. Free. 603-526-4444.


Santa Visit in Norwich: 4-5 p.m., Norwich Inn, 325 Main St. Free admission. 802-649-1602.


Dartmouth College Christmas Tree Lighting: 5-5:30 p.m., on the green. Cookies and hot chocolate. Free. 603-646-2923.


French Club in Sharon: 5-6 p.m., Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. All language levels welcome. Free. 802-763-2875.


Vital Communities Open House in White River Junction: 5-7:30 p.m., 195 N. Main St. Includes snacks and drinks from local vendors, door prizes, and food drive for the Haven. Free. 802-291-9100.


Santa Visit in Hanover: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mascoma Savings Bank, 80 S. Main St. Free admission. 802-649-1602.


Holiday Party in White River Junction: 6-8 p.m., Main Street Museum, 58 Bridge St. Christmas Victrola records, Fox Trot lecture and refreshments. Joint event with Hartford Historical Society ^ $2-$20 donation. 802-356-2776.


Bazaars/Fairs -- December 5

Holiday Treats Bazaar in Claremont: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Valley Regional Hospital. The event includes a raffle and baked goods. The proceeds will be used to buy equipment for the hospital's rehabilitation department. Free admission. 603-543-4204.


Children's Events -- December 5

Community Arts Open Studio for Toddlers in Lebanon: 9:30-11:30 a.m., AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St. Open studio for children ages 1-4 with caregivers ^ $5 per child. Continues weekly. 603-448-3117.


Infant Play Group in Hanover: 10 a.m.-noon, Howe Library, 13 South St. For children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Stories and Art in Etna: 10-11 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers with caregivers. Free. 603-643-3116.


Christmas Illuminations Santa Program in Enfield: 7:30 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


Community Meals -- December 5

Listen Community Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Community Dinner in Hanover: 5-6 p.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. Served by Dartmouth Students Fighting Hunger. Free. 603-643-3703.


Film -- December 5

St. Vincent in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. An improbable friendship springs up between a 12-year-old boy and a heavy-drinking curmudgeon. Rated PG-13 ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Ongoing -- December 5

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Includes display of 19th-century children's shoes and a collection of historic photographs. Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Christmas Illuminations in Enfield: 5-9 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Performances -- December 5

Ria Blass and Upper Loveland Puppets in Norwich: 3:30 p.m., Norwich Grange, 350 Main St. Selections include "Milk" and "A Dangerous Dinner Date" ^ Donation. 802-649-1602.


Hills and Hollers Talent Show in South Royalton: 6:30-9 p.m., South Royalton High School, 223 South Windsor St. A community talent show features 12 local performers and silent auction ^ $8, under 12 free. Benefits Royalton Community Radio.


Clara's Dream in Lebanon: 7 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. City Center Ballet's annual interpretation of The Nutcracker ^ $17-$23. 603-448-0400.


A Christmas Carol in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15-$55. 802-296-7000.


Under Milk Wood in Thetford: 7:30 p.m., Eclipse Grange Theatre, 193 Academy Road. A Parish Players production of poet Dylan Thomas' play ^ $10-$15. 802-785-4344.


Pete's Posse Concert in South Pomfret: 7:30-9 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Pete Sutherland, Clayfoot Strutter, Oliver Scanlon and Tristan Henderson. Free. 802-457-3500.


The Party Crashers in Randolph: 7:30 p.m., Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Funk, soul, R&B and rock music ^ $19, or $35 for two tickets. 802-728-6464.


Thetford Chamber Singers in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., North Universalist Chapel Society, 7 Church St. Annual winter concert ^ $8-$15. www.thetfordchambersingers.org.


Senior Centers -- December 5

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Women's group, 9 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:15 a.m. Blood pressure and glucose screening, 10:30 a.m. Foot clinic, 12:30-3:30 p.m., ^ $25. Dementia support group, 1 p.m. 7 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Mascoma Area Center in Canaan: Bus to West Lebanon, 8:30 a.m. Yoga, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 and $7. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


Black Center in Hanover: Exercise, 9 a.m. Coffee break, 10 a.m. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5531.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Breakfast, 9 a.m., register in advance; Artistree class, 10 a.m.; German table, lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Suite Notes, 10 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Game day, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Bone builders, 9:30 a.m. Mahjong, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Tai ji quan, 12:45 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Lunch at noon ^ $5. Christmas bazaar set up day. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


December 6 Saturday

Christmas Tree Sale in White River Junction: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Municipal Building, 171 Bridge St. Annual sale is sponsored by Upper Valley Hockey Association ^ $40 per tree; $20 per wreath. 802-291-0283.


Holiday Craft Expo in Charlestown: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Town Hall, 19 Summer St. Homemade gifts and other items. Free admission. 603-826-9726.


Nativity Exhibit in Ascutney: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ascutney Union Church, 5243 Route 5. View Christmas lights and decorations. Baked goods and beverages available for purchase. Free. 802-291-3037.


Toy and Food Drive in Enfield: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Huse Park, 308 Route 4. Enfield and Canaan firefighters collect donations for about 200 families in the Mascoma Valley School District. 603-306-6058.


Canned Food Drive in Norwich: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dan & Whit's, 319 Main St. 802-649-1602.


Christmas on the Farm in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. A 19th century Christmas includes making ornaments and visits to the dairy farm ^ $4-$14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355. 802-457-2355.


Family Clay in South Pomfret: 10 a.m.-noon, ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Parents and children make an item to be left for glazing and firing ^ $20 per parent-child pair, $5 per extra person. Donate an item for Toys for Tots for free admission. 802-457-3500.


French Conversation Club in Enfield: 10 a.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. Practice French in a social setting. All ability levels welcome. Free. 603-306-6606.


Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale in Hanover: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hanover High School, 41 Lebanon St. Benefits Hanover High School music programs. Free admission. 603-643-3431.


Italian Conversation Club in Enfield: 10 a.m., Mickey's Roadside Cafe, 330 Route 4. Practice Italian in a social setting. All ability levels welcome. Free. 603-632-5026.


Russian Fairy Tales in South Royalton: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. Stories in English and Russian. All ages welcome. Free. 802-763-7094.


Holiday Sale and Raffle in Strafford: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Morrill Memorial Library, 220 Justin Morrill Highway. Plants, baked good, wreaths, books and a raffle. Free admission. 802-765-4506.


Open House at AVA in Lebanon: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Exhibitions, artist demonstrations, open studios, music and refreshments. Free admission. 603-448-3117.


Clara's Tea Party in Lebanon: 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Lebanon Ballet School, on the pedestrian mall. A pre-performance social gathering for Clara's Dream ^ $24-$30, includes performance. 603-448-0400.


Holiday Craft in Etna: 1 p.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Make a German straw star. For teens and adults. Free. 603-643-3116.


Art Opening Reception in Hanover: 2-4 p.m., Ledyard Gallery at Howe Library, 13 South St. "Anicca (Impermanence)" features photographs by John Lehet. Exhibit on display until Jan. 4. Free. 603-640-3260.


Holiday Celebration in Lebanon: 2-5 p.m., City Hall, 51 N. Park St. Celebration includes music, crafts, refreshments and visits with Santa Claus. Free. Sponsored by Lebanon Recreation. 603-448-5121.


Nevil Shute Society in Hanover: 2-4 p.m., Murray Room, Howe Library, 13 South St. Annual holiday party, and discussion of Shute's novel What Happened to the Corbetts. Potluck meal. Free. 603-790-8291.


Community Singing in White River Junction: 4-5:30 p.m., 749 Hartford Ave. Celebrate the season with song. Free. 802-295-5415.


Night of the Nativities and Christmas Tree Lighting in Lyme: 6-8 p.m., Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Road. View nativity sets on display while listening to live harp music. Tree lighting on the common, 7 p.m. Free. 603-795-2850.


Game Night in White River Junction: 8 p.m., Main Street Museum, 58 Bridge St. Games include Texas Hold 'Em, Scrabble, Pictionary and Black Jack. Black tie attire encouraged ^ $25 admission, fees for some games. 802-356-2776.


Bazaars/Fairs -- December 6

Bugbee Center in White River Junction: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N. Main St. Bake sale, gift boutique, handcrafted items and Chinese auction tickets. Free admission. 802-295-9068.


Christmas Bazaar in Bethel: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Anthony's Parish Hall, Church Street. Event includes crafts, food and raffle. Free admission. 802-234-9916.


Christmas Bazaar in Brownsville: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Town Hall, Route 44 and Brownsville Hartland Road. Crafts, baked goods, alpaca products, quilted gifts and white elephants. Lunch available. Free admission. 802-484-3200.


Christmas Bazaar in Haverhill: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 10 Parish Hall Lane. Baked goods, jams, jellies, candy and handcrafted items for sale. Luncheon available. Free admission. 603-989-3381.


Christmas Bazaar in West Fairlee: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Congregational Church, 954 Route 113. Free admission. 802-333-9655.


Christmas Bazaar in West Lebanon: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Congregational Church, 18 Maple St. Handmade gifts and Christmas decorations and homemade baked goods. Free admission. 603-298-8096.


Christmas Craft Sale in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Senior Center, Route 14. Homemade crafts and raffle items. Lunch available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free admission. 802-763-7386.


Craft Fair in Hanover Center: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hanover First Baptist Church, 195 Etna Road. Canned goods, pottery, blankets, cookies and more. Free admission. Sponsored by Hanover Center Congregational Church. 603-208-9349.


Holiday Bazaar in Lebanon: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, 18 School St. Handmade crafts, jewelry, books, gifts, silent auction and cookie walk. Lunch available. Free admission. 603-863-7348.


Holiday Bazaar in Woodstock: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Thompson Senior Center, 99 Senior Lane. Handcrafts, cookie walk, quilted and knitted items and visits with Santa. Free admission. 802-457-3277.


Holiday Craft Sale in Enfield: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., United Methodist Church, Route 4. Crafts, gifts and baked goods. Lunch available. Free admission. 603-523-4866.


Festival of Trees in Enfield: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lutheran Church, 96 Main St. View decorated tabletop trees. Free admission ^ Cost for raffle tickets. 603-632-4346.


Food and Nonprofit Fair in Norwich: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Congregation Church, 15 Church St. and St. Francis Catholic Church, 70 Beaver Meadow Road. Area vendors sell handmade producs, food and flowers ^ $5 admission. 802-649-1602.


Hanover Garden Club Holiday Sale in Hanover: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. Event includes boxwood trees, decorations, jewelry and baked goods. Free admission. 603-353-4318.


Holiday Festival in South Royalton: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Middle School Gym, 223 S. Windsor St. Includes children's activities, live music, cookie decorating and crafts. Santa will visit from 11 a.m.-1 p.m Free admission. 802-299-9033.


Holiday Festival in Strafford: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at locations throughout Strafford and South Strafford. Kids' crafts at Newtown School, 10-noon. Artisan sale with live music at Barrett Hall. Santa Claus at the post office, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Library sale at Morris Memorial and Harris Library, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. 802-765-4679.


Winter Fair in Quechee: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Upper Valley Waldorf School, 80 Bluff Road. Includes beeswax candle dripping, puppet show and craft supply sale ^ $2-$6. 802-296-2496, ext. 10.


Children's Events -- December 6

Holiday Craft in Etna: 9 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Make a snow globe. For children of all ages. Free. 603-643-3116.


Saturday Morning Cartooning Club in White River Junction: 10-11:30 a.m., Center for Cartoon Studies, 46 S. Main St. Learn how to design characters and create stories ^ $25. For ages 9 and up. 802-295-3319.


"Exploration Station" in South Royalton: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. A hands-on science program for children. Free. 802-763-7094.


Spanish Craft in Etna: 10:45-11:45 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. For children of all ages. Free. 603-643-3116.


Community Arts Open Studio in Lebanon: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St. Open studio for all ages ^ $5 per child. Continues weekly. 603-448-3117.


Christmas Illuminations Santa Program in Enfield: 7:30 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


Santa Visits in Windsor: 3-4 p.m., Windsor House, 54 Main St. Santa arrives by fire engine to visit with children. Hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes available. Free. 802-738-6904.


Community Meals -- December 6

Brunch With Santa in Newport: 8-11 a.m., Newport Senior Center, 76 S. Main St. $3 or $1. 603-477-9677.


Character Breakfast in Norwich: 9 a.m., Norwich Inn, 325 Main St. Buffet meal with Snow White, Cinderella, Scooby Doo and others ^ $20. Proceeds benefit Upper Valley Haven. 802-649-1602.


Grilled Cheese and Soup Lunch in Norwich: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Church, 262 Main St. Proceeds benefit the Upper Valley Haven ^ Donation. 802-649-1602.


Farmers Markets -- December 6

Norwich Farmers Holiday Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. More than 45 local vendors offer prepared and fresh foods, arts and crafts. Free admission. 802-384-7447.


Film -- December 6

The Lunchbox in Woodstock: 3 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. A mistaken delivery leads to a love story in Mumbai ^ $6 or $11. 802-457-2355.


St. Vincent in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. An improbable friendship springs up between a 12-year-old boy and a heavy-drinking curmudgeon. Rated PG-13 ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- December 6

Attic Shop in Plainfield: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Blow-Me-Down Grange, 1107 Route 12A. New and used items include crafts, antiques, books, artwork and furniture. Free admission. 603-448-0773.


Second Hand Rose in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., United Methodist Church, 106 Gates St. Winter clothes include sizes large to 3X. 802-295-2502.


Health -- December 6

Healing Center in Hartford: 10 a.m.-noon, Healing Rooms and Wellness Center of Central Vermont, 1615 Maple St. Clinic for healing, wellness, prayer and meditation. Free. 802-295-5654.


Ongoing -- December 6

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Includes display of 19th-century children's shoes and a collection of historic photographs. Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Christmas Illuminations in Enfield: 5-9 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Holiday Gift Workshops in South Pomfret: Times and dates vary. ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Workshops for adults and children include gingerbread houses, ornaments and candle making ^ Costs vary. 802-457-3500.


Outdoors -- December 6

Bird Walk in Hartford: 9-10:30 a.m., Wilder Dam. Led by Chris Rimmer ^ $10 donation. Proceeds benefit the Upper Valley Haven. 802-649-1602.


Performances -- December 6

Barber of Seville in Hanover: 1 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. A live high-definition video broadcast of a Metropolitan opera ^ $23. 603-646-2422.


Clara's Dream in Lebanon: 1 and 4 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. City Center Ballet's annual interpretation of The Nutcracker ^ $17-$23. 603-448-0400.


"Father Pat" in Enfield: 3:30 and 5:15 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


A Christmas Carol in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15-$55. 802-296-7000.


Under Milk Wood in Thetford: 7:30 p.m., Eclipse Grange Theatre, 193 Academy Road. A Parish Players production of poet Dylan Thomas' play ^ $10-$15. 802-785-4344.


North Country Chorus in Wells River: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Congregational Church, 76 Main St. Performance of Handel's Messiah ^ $5-$12. 603-989-5523.


Senior Centers -- December 6

Chapin Center in New London: Computer class, call for appointment, 9-11 a.m. 7 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


December 7 Sunday

Christmas Tree Sale in White River Junction: 10 a.m., Municipal Building, 171 Bridge St. Annual sale is sponsored by Upper Valley Hockey Association ^ $40 per tree; $20 per wreath. 802-291-0283.


Toy and Food Drive in Enfield: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Huse Park, 308 Route 4. Enfield and Canaan firefighters collect donations for about 200 families in the Mascoma Valley School District. 603-306-6058.


Book Discussion in Hanover: 9:15-10:15 a.m., Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. Topic is Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan. Free. 603-643-3703.


Christmas on the Farm in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. A 19th century Christmas includes making ornaments and visits to the dairy farm ^ $4-$14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355. 802-457-2355.


Holiday Tree and Wreath Sale in Hanover: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hanover High School, 41 Lebanon St. Benefits Hanover High School music programs. Free admission. 603-643-3431.


Nativity Exhibit in Ascutney: Noon-2 p.m., Ascutney Union Church, 5243 Route 5. View Christmas lights and decorations. Baked goods and beverages available for purchase. Free. 802-291-3037.


Adult Read Aloud in Windsor: 4-5:30 p.m., Snapdragon Inn, 26 Main St. Local readers share stories. Free. 802-674-2556.


Bingo in White River Junction: 6-9 p.m., Gates-Briggs Building, Main Street. Sponsored by American Legion Post 26 ^ $20 and up. 802-295-5348.


Bazaars/Fairs -- December 7

Craft Fair Fundraiser in Hartford: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., White River School, 102 Pine St. Crafters and photos with Santa. Proceeds from raffle and food sales benefit White River School PTA. Free admission. 802-738-7373.


Festival of Trees in Enfield: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. View decorated tabletop trees. Free admission ^ Cost for raffle tickets. 603-632-4346.


Community Meals -- December 7

Valley Singles Club in Claremont: 5-7:30 p.m., Union Church, 133 Old Church Road. Meet new friends at a potluck dinner for adults age 50 and older. Bring a dish to share and a beverage. Not a church-sponsored function. Free. 603-826-5877 or 802-299-0491.


Dances -- December 7

English Country Dance in Norwich: 1-4 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. All dances taught. Music by Carol Compton and Thal Aylward ^ $8-$10. 802-448-2950.


Farmers Markets -- December 7

Farmers and Crafters Market in Canaan: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Canaan Hall, Orange Road. Free admission. 603-523-4501.


Windsor Farmers Market: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Welcome Center, 3 Railroad Ave. Free admission. 802-359-2551.


Film -- December 7

Black Narcissus in Randolph: 6 p.m., Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Social begins at 5:15 p.m. Discussion follows film ^ $9. 802-431-0204.


St. Vincent in Woodstock: 3 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. An improbable friendship springs up between a 12-year-old boy and a heavy-drinking curmudgeon. Rated PG-13 ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- December 7

Flea Market in Norwich: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Marion Cross School, 22 Church St. ^ Donation. 802-649-1602.


Meditation -- December 7

Meditation in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-noon, Shambhala Meditation Center, 158 S. Main St. Sitting and walking meditation. Instruction available by chance or by appointment ^ Donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- December 7

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Artisan Bazaar in Randolph: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 802-431-0204.


Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Includes display of 19th-century children's shoes and a collection of historic photographs. Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: Noon-4 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 1 Montshire Road ^ $14 or $11, under 2 free. Current exhibit is "Only Owls." 802-649-2200.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Christmas Illuminations in Enfield: 5-9 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Holiday Gift Workshops in South Pomfret: Times and dates vary. ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Workshops for adults and children include gingerbread houses, ornaments and candle making ^ Costs vary. 802-457-3500.


Performances -- December 7

Acoustic Music Jam in Woodsville: 1-5 p.m., Clifford Memorial Building, 65 S. Court St. Bring an instrument to play or come and listen to others ^ $3 donation. 603-747-2839.


Barber of Seville in Hanover: 1 p.m., Visual Arts Center, 22 Lebanon St. A live high-definition video broadcast of a Metropolitan opera ^ $23. 603-646-2422.


A Christmas Carol in White River Junction: 2 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15-$55. 802-296-7000.


Kearsarge Community Band in New London: 2 p.m., New London Outing Club Indoor Facility, 114 Cougar Court. Free. 603-526-6017.


Under Milk Wood in Thetford: 2 p.m., Eclipse Grange Theatre, 193 Academy Road. A Parish Players production of poet Dylan Thomas' play ^ $10-$15. 802-785-4344.


Curious George in Hanover: 3 p.m., Moore Theater at Hopkins Center, 4 E. Wheelock St. A Theatreworks USA production about the book series by Margaret and H.A. Rey. For ages 5 and up ^ $13-$23. 603-646-2422.


Thetford Chamber Singers in Thetford: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Congregational Church, Route 113. Annual winter concert ^ $8-$15. www.thetfordchambersingers.org.


December 8 Monday

Kripalu Yoga in Sharon: 9-10:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., Vermont Independent School for the Arts, 5126 Route 14. Classes taught by Rose Loving ^ $15. 802-565-0565.


Ski and Snowboard Swap in East Corinth: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Northeast Slopes, 10397 Route 25. Sale of used skis, boots, helmets and snowboards ^ Donation. Benefits Northeast Slopes, an all-volunteer ski hill. Free. 802-439-5789.


Activities at Spark in Lebanon: Employment skills, 10 a.m. Lunch social, noon. Arts and crafts, 1 p.m. Games with Dartmouth College students, 3:30 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


Public Skating in West Lebanon: Noon-1:30 p.m., Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. ^ $5 or $6. 603-643-1222.


Mystery Monday Club in Quechee: 4 p.m., Quechee Public Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Discuss Nancy Drew and other detective stories aimed at youth. Free. 802-295-1232.


VFW Post 8497 Meeting in Charlestown: 7-8 p.m., VFW, 365 Lovers Lane Road. Free. 603-826-5186.


Children's Events -- December 8

Family Place Play Group in Wilder: 9-10:30 a.m., 52 Olcott Drive. For children from birth to age 5 with caregivers. Free. 802-649-3268.


Toddler Activity Time in Claremont: 10 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. For children up to age 3. Free. 603-542-7017.


Preschool Story Time in Claremont: 10:30-11 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. For children ages 3-5. Free. 603-542-7017.


Toddler Story Time in Hanover: 10:30-11 a.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. For children ages 2-3 with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Community Meals -- December 8

Listen Dinners in Canaan and White River Junction: 5 p.m., Mascoma Area Senior Center, 1166 Route 4, Canaan; River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St., White River Junction. Free. 603-398-2780.


Film -- December 8

St. Vincent in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. An improbable friendship springs up between a 12-year-old boy and a heavy-drinking curmudgeon. Rated PG-13 ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Health -- December 8

Foot Clinic in Charlestown: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Senior Center, 223 Old Springfield Road. Foot care by appointment ^ $18. 603-543-6800.


Lectures -- December 8

Author Talk in Hanover: 7 p.m., Howe Library, 13 South St. Kimberly Elkins discusses her first novel What is Visible. Free. 603-643-4120.


Meditation -- December 8

Artful Meditation in South Pomfret: 6-7 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. A combination of sitting meditation and expressive arts. Free. 802-457-3500.


Meditation in Springfield, N.H.: 7-8:30 p.m., Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road. Meditation led by resident teacher Lama Samten ^ Donation. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Free. 603-763-0204.


Ongoing -- December 8

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Includes display of 19th-century children's shoes and a collection of historic photographs. Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Christmas Illuminations in Enfield: 5-9 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Holiday Gift Workshops in South Pomfret: Times and dates vary. ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Workshops for adults and children include gingerbread houses, ornaments and candle making ^ Costs vary. 802-457-3500.


Senior Centers -- December 8

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Men's group, 8:45 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:15 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 12:45 p.m. 7 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Art class, 9 a.m. Bone builders, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Quilting group, Christmas crafts, 12:30 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Bone Builders for Seniors in Hartland: 10 a.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Free. 802-436-2336.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Health clinic, 10 a.m. History forum, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5. "Coming Home," 12:30 p.m. Bingo, shopping, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Line Dancing in Hartland: 1-3 p.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Bring dancing shoes for classes taught by Jamie Orr ^ $20 for four weeks, refreshments free. 802-436-2336.


December 9 Tuesday

Coffee and Cocoa Club in West Lebanon: 9-9:50 a.m., Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. Learn to skate or improve your skills. All ages welcome ^ $15. 603-643-1222.


Kripalu Yoga for Beginners in Sharon: 9-10:30 a.m., Vermont Independent School for the Arts, 5126 Route 14. Class taught by Rose Loving ^ $15. 802-565-0565.


Spanish Conversation in Hanover: 9:30-10:30 a.m., Umpleby's Bakery, 3 South St. The Buena Gente Social Club welcomes all ages and language proficiency levels. Free. 802-649-5151.


Activities at Spark in Lebanon: Music, 10 a.m. Lunch social, noon. Global Campus' Yahtzee club, 2 p.m. Sparks of the Round Table, 3 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


Adult Present Wrapping in Quechee: 6 p.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Bring presents to wrap away from young eyes while listening to holiday music and stories. Free. 802-295-1232.


Figure Drawing in South Pomfret: 6-8 p.m., ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Monitored class open to all levels of experience ^ $15. 802-457-3500.


Children's Events -- December 9

Infant Play Group in Hanover: 10 a.m.-noon, Howe Library, 13 South St. For children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-643-4120.


Stories and Art in Etna: 10-11 a.m., Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. Stories, songs and crafts for preschoolers with caregivers. Free. 603-643-3116.


Toddler Story Time in New London: 10 a.m., Tracy Memorial Library, 304 Main St. For children ages 2-3 with caregivers. Free. 603-526-4656, ext. 3.


Where the Wilder Things Are in Wilder: 10-11 a.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Tales and projects for children of all ages. Free. 802-295-6341.


Toddler Activity Time in Claremont: 10:30-10:50 a.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. For children up to age 3. Free. 603-542-7017.


Family Place Play Group in Wilder: 1-2:30 p.m., 52 Olcott Drive. For infants up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 802-649-3268.


After-School Art Program in Lebanon: 2:30-5 p.m., AVA Gallery and Art Center, 11 Bank St. Art activities for children in grades 5-8. Free. 603-448-3117.


LEGOs in Norwich: 3:30-5:30 p.m., Norwich Public Library, 368 Main St. Build with LEGOs, play the LEGO Creationary game or make a LEGO T-shirt. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Participants are asked to bring a jar of peanut butter or box of macaroni and cheese for the Haven. Free. 802-649-1184.


Community Meals -- December 9

Listen Dinner in White River Junction: 5 p.m., River Point Plaza, 44 Maple St. Free. 603-398-2780.


Film -- December 9

Tea Theater in Quechee: 3 p.m., Quechee Public Library, 1959 Quechee Main St. Features film based on Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, refreshments and conversation. Free. Call for title. 802-295-1232.


Health -- December 9

Health Clinic in Claremont: 10-11:30 a.m., Earl Bourdon Centre, 67 Maple Ave. Blood pressure and sugar screenings. Free. 603-543-6800.


Health Clinic in Newport: 12:30-1:15 p.m., Z Pharmacy, 239 Sunapee St. Blood pressure and sugar screenings. Free. 603-543-6800.


Meditation -- December 9

Mindfulness Practice in Norwich: 9-11:30 a.m., St. Francis of Assisi, 70 Beaver Meadow Road. Meditation in the way of Thich Nhat Hanh. Followed by discussion ^ Donation. 802-436-1136.


Ongoing -- December 9

Helping Santa Coat Drive: Donations of new and used winter coats can be made through Dec. 11 at the following locations: Hills 5 & 10 and Odell Insurance Agency, Bradford, Vt.; Chapman's Country Store, Fairlee; Stella's Italian Kitchen, Lyme; Piermont Village School; Oodles, White River Junction; Dartmouth Bookstore, Hanover. Donors can enter a raffle to win a copy of Helping Santa. 603-272-9221.


Bradford, Vt., Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-noon Friday, Academy Building, 172 Main St. Includes display of 19th-century children's shoes and a collection of historic photographs. Free. 802-222-4423.


Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. Self-guided tours with historical interpreter ^ $8 or $12, under 10 free. 603-632-4346.


Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Nov.-Feb., Christmas and Presidents weeks, 69 Old River Road. Exhibits and activities explore Vermont's rural heritage ^ $4 to $14, under 2 free. 802-457-2355.


Upper Valley Crafters in Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Gallery of Gifts in Newport: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. Sale continues through Dec. 21. 603-863-3040.


Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 357 LDS Lane. Memorial includes historic artifacts, films, sculptures and hiking paths. Free. 802-763-7742.


Lebanon Art and Crafts Association in West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 66 Benning St. Sale continues through Dec. 24. 603-359-5696.


Newport Historical Society Museum: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, 1837 Nettleton House, 20 Central St. Changing displays of historical items, photographs and documents. Free. 603-863-1294.


Christmas Light Display in Claremont: 4:30-9:30 p.m., 16 Francis St. A 50,000-light show with synchronized music ^ Donation for David's House.


Christmas Illuminations in Enfield: 5-9 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


Holiday Exhibition and Sale in Lebanon: AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon. Free admission. 603-448-3117. Call for holiday hours.


Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, 6565 Woodstock Road. Trails, exhibits, live bird programs and animal feeding times ^ $11-$13, under 3 free. 802-359-5000.


Holiday Gift Workshops in South Pomfret: Times and dates vary. ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Workshops for adults and children include gingerbread houses, ornaments and candle making ^ Costs vary. 802-457-3500.


Performances -- December 9

A Christmas Carol in White River Junction: 7:30 p.m., Briggs Opera House, 12 N. Main St. Northern Stage presents Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption ^ $15-$55. 802-296-7000.


Senior Centers -- December 9

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Book discussion, 9:30 a.m. Outdoor recreation, 10 a.m. Walk-in painting, 1 p.m. Medicare questions, 1:30 p.m. Poker, 2 p.m. Spanish group, 4 p.m. 37 Pleasant St. 603-526-6368.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Nifty Needlers, computer class, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Tai ji quan, 12:45 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Aqua aerobics, 10:15 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5. Cribbage, fitness, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.