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December 19 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. Holiday potluck and dance party, 6 p.m. Spark Community Center, 75 Bank St. 603-678-8619.


Homeschool Book Group in Newport: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Topic is Because of Mr. Terupt by Bob Buyea. Ages 8-16. Free. 603-863-3430.


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


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


Holiday Celebration and Ugly Sweater Contest in Norwich: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Norwich Historical Society, 277 Main St. Bel Canto Chamber Singers perform at 6 p.m. ^ Donation. 802-649-1602.


Chanukah and Shabbat Celebration and Potluck in Woodstock: 6 p.m., Congregation Shir Shalom, 493 Woodstock Road, Route 4. Includes service, stories, dreidel games and latke contest. Free. 802-457-4840.


Memorial Candle Lighting in Wilder: 6:30 p.m., Wilder Center, 2087 Hartford Ave. A worldwide vigil to honor the memories of children, regardless of age, who have died. Sponsored locally by support group The Compassionate Friends of the Upper Valley. Free. 603-353-9240.


Art Opening in White River Junction: 7 p.m., Upper Valley Food Co-op, 193 N. Main St. Features work by area artists. Free. 802-295-5804.


Children's Events -- December 19

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.


Preschool Story Time in Chelsea: 10 a.m., Public Library, 296 Route 110. Stories, snack and craft. Free. 802-685-2188.


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.


After-School Craft in Newport: 3:15 p.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Decorate a homemade gingerbread man. Free. 603-863-3430.


Middle School Pool Party in White River Junction: 7-9 p.m., Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane. Swimming, music and food for fifth- to eighth-graders ^ $5. 802-296-2850.


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


Community Meals -- December 19

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 19

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. The third installment of the series based on the books by Suzanne Collins ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Health -- December 19

Health Clinic in Claremont: 12:45-1:30 p.m., Marion Phillips Apartments, 243 Broad St. Blood pressure screenings. Free. 603-543-6800.


Ongoing -- December 19

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. "Festival of Trees" exhibit on display until Dec. 20. 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 December-February, 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.


Collection Drive in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, Good Buy Thrift Stores, Route 5 and 676 Hartford Ave. Donate diapers, baby formula, shampoo and other items for the Upper Valley Haven. Receive coupon for store. 802-359-4183.


Upper Valley Crafters in West 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. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 19

Amahl and the Night Visitors in Lebanon: 10 a.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. Opera story of three foreign kings who encounter a young, disabled shepherd. Free for school groups. 603-448-0400.


Christmas Revels in Hanover: 7 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. An English celebration of the winter solstice ^ $11-$38. 603-646-2422.


Winter Carols in Barnard: 7-9 p.m., First Universalist Church, 6211 Route 12. BarnArts Center for the Arts choral groups perform "A Celebration of Song and Spirit" ^ Donation. 802-234-1645.


Christmas Concert: A Joyous Celebration in Lebanon: 7:15 p.m., Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 90 Riverside Drive. Free. 603-632-1394.


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.


Don't Talk to the Actors in Enfield: 7:30 p.m., Shaker Bridge Theatre, 23 Main St. A Tom Dudzick comedy ^ $25 or $32. Call for reservations. 603-448-3750.


Holiday Concert in Bradford, Vt.: 7:30 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street. Full Circle choral group performs traditional and contemporary carols and spirituals ^ Donation. 802-785-4321.


Senior Centers -- December 19

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.


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.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: ArtisTree class, 10 a.m. Bingo, 10:30 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.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Tai chi, 9:30 and 10:40 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5. Shopping, 1 p.m. Cookie walk set up day. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Horse Meadow Center in North Haverhill: Bone builders, 9:30 a.m. Mahjong, 10:30 a.m. Yankee swap, 11 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


December 20 Saturday

Canned Food Drive in Norwich: 10 a.m.-2 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.


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.


Family Lego Day in Newport: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. All ages welcome. Free. 603-863-3430.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3 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.


Solstice Celebration in Hanover: 2 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 9 W. Wheelock St. Crafts, refreshments and reading by Willem Lange ^ $5 per person, $20 for family. Proceeds benefit The Child Care Center in Norwich. 802-649-3268.


Festival of Trees Gala in Enfield: 5 p.m., Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 Route 4A. Holiday music and refreshments. Raffle drawing for tabletop trees. Free admission ^ Cost for raffle tickets. 603-632-4346.


Bazaars/Fairs -- December 20

Cookie Walk in White River Junction: 9 a.m.-noon., Bugbee Senior Center, 262 N. Main St. Home-baked cookies and holiday treats ^ $5 per pound. Raffle auction drawing at noon. 802-295-9068.


Children's Events -- December 20

Family Art in South Pomfret: 10 a.m.-noon, ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road. Art studio session using a variety of materials ^ $20 per parent/child pair, $5 per extra person. Donate an item for Toys for Tots for free admission. 802-457-3500.


"Exploration Station" in South Royalton: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. The topic of the hands-on science program is "the story of snow." 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.


Parent Night Out in White River Junction: 5-8 p.m., Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane. Swimming, dinner and a movie for ages 3-13 ^ $30. 802-296-2850.


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


Community Meals -- December 20

Pancake Breakfast in Norwich: 8:30-11 a.m., Norwich Grange, 350 Main St. ^ Donation. 802-649-1602.


Farmers Markets -- December 20

Norwich Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. More than 30 local vendors offer prepared and fresh foods, arts and crafts. Free admission. 802-384-7447.


Lebanon Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St. 603-306-7927.


Film -- December 20

Faith and Family Film Series in Randolph: Chandler Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St. Silver Bells, 2 p.m. Holiday Inn, 4 p.m., free. The Christmas Candle, 7:30 p.m. ^ $5, per film. Sponsored by Faith and Family Films. 802-552-7791.


20 Feet From Stardom in Woodstock: 3 and 5 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. A documentary about backup singers ^ $6 or $11. 802-457-2355.


The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. The third installment of the series based on the books by Suzanne Collins ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- December 20

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 20

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.


Lectures -- December 20

Historic Neighborhood Talk in West Lebanon: 1-3 p.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Learn about the Crafts Avenue Character Zone through a presentation and photographs. Refreshments provided. Free. 603-298-8544.


Ongoing -- December 20

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. "Festival of Trees" exhibit on display until Dec. 20. 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 December-February, 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.


Collection Drive in White River Junction: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Saturday, Good Buy Thrift Stores, Route 5 and 676 Hartford Ave. Donate diapers, baby formula, shampoo and other items for the Upper Valley Haven. Receive coupon for store. 802-359-4183.


Upper Valley Crafters in West 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. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 -- December 20

Winter Solstice Ramble in Lyme: 1-5 p.m., Lyme Conservation Area, Route 10. Hike or snowshoe to the top of Lyme Hill. An Upper Valley Land Trust and Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club event. Free. 603-643-6626.


Performances -- December 20

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.


Christmas Revels in Hanover: 2 and 7 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. An English celebration of the winter solstice ^ $11-$38. 603-646-2422.


Amahl and the Night Visitors in Lebanon: 5 and 7 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. Opera story of three foreign kings who encounter a young, disabled shepherd ^ $17.50, under 17 free. 603-448-0400.


The Valley Chords in Enfield: 5:15 p.m., La Salette Shrine, 410 Route 4A. Free. 603-632-7087.


A Christmas Carol Reading in Hanover: 7 p.m., St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 9 W. Wheelock St. Willem Lange recites the classic tale from memory ^ Donation for the Upper Valley Haven. 603-643-4155.


Don't Talk to the Actors in Enfield: 7:30 p.m., Shaker Bridge Theatre, 23 Main St. A Tom Dudzick comedy ^ $25 or $32. Call for reservations. 603-448-3750.


Holiday Concert in Lyme: 7:30 p.m., Lyme Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Road. Full Circle choral group performs traditional and contemporary carols and spirituals ^ Donation. 802-785-4321.


December 21 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.


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.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3 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.


Rug Hooking in Sharon: 2-4 p.m., Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. Free. 802-763-2875.


Holiday Service and Potluck in Norwich: 3-7:30 p.m., Beaver Meadow Union Chapel, Beaver Meadow Road. Readings, puppet show, live music and Santa visits. Free. If bringing a child, bring a wrapped gift with his or her name on it. 802-649-1668.


"A Child's Christmas in Wales" in Windsor: 4 p.m., Snapdragon Inn, 26 Main St. Ham Gillett reads holiday stories. Refreshments served. Free. 802-674-2556.


Homeless Vigil in Lebanon: 4:30-5:30 p.m., 57 Mechanic St. A memorial for the homeless men and women who have died in the past year. A Tri-County Community Action Programs event. Free. 603-443-6100.


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 21

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in Hanover: 6-7:30 p.m., St. Thomas Church, 9 W. Wheelock St. Adult and children's choirs sing classic carols and new music ^ Donation. Proceeds benefit Listen's heating help program. 603-643-4155.


Community Meals -- December 21

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 -- December 21

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


Film -- December 21

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 in Woodstock: 3 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. The third installment of the series based on the books by Suzanne Collins ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Meditation -- December 21

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 21

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. "Festival of Trees" exhibit on display until Dec. 20. 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 December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


Upper Valley Crafters in West 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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 21

Christmas Musical Program in Meriden: 10:30-11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, 2 Main St. "Tell Me the Story of Jesus" includes musical and vocal performances. Free. 603-709-7018.


Christmas Revels in Hanover: 1 and 5 p.m., Spaulding Auditorium at Hopkins Center, 2 E. Wheelock St. An English celebration of the winter solstice ^ $11-$38. 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.


Amahl and the Night Visitors in Lebanon: 2 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. Opera story of three foreign kings who encounter a young, disabled shepherd ^ $17.50, under 17, free. 603-448-0400.


Dixieland Holiday Concert in Claremont: 2 p.m., Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Road. Firehouse Six band performs holiday and Christmas music ^ Donation. 802-738-0022.


Plainfield Chimers Christmas Concert in Plainfield: 4 p.m., Plainfield Community Church, 1094 Route 12A. Hand bell choir concert ^ Donation. 603-675-2275.


Don't Talk to the Actors in Enfield: 2:30 p.m., Shaker Bridge Theatre, 23 Main St. A Tom Dudzick comedy ^ $25 or $32. Call for reservations. 603-448-3750.


Handel's Messiah Sing in Lebanon: 6:30-9:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 10 S. Park St. Features soloists from the Upper Valley Music Center. Scores provided ^ Donation. 603-448-1642.


Live Outdoor Nativity Play in Canaan: 7-7:30 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 526 Canaan St. Free. 603-632-1211.


December 22 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.


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.


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.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3 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 West Lebanon: Noon-1:30 p.m., Campion Rink, 394 N. Main St. ^ $5 or $6. 603-643-1222.


Advent Open Sanctuary in Lyme: 4-6 p.m., Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Road. View the candle-lit sanctuary while listening to live instrumental music. Free. 603-795-2850.


Children's Events -- December 22

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.


Stories and Activities in Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lebanon Public Library, 9 E. Park St. For children of all ages with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


Beatrix Potter Time in Quechee: 11 a.m., Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Decorate a Beatrix Potter dollhouse for the holidays. For ages 4-12. Free. 802-295-1232.


Bingo for Books in Newport: 3:15 p.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Free. 603-863-3430.


Community Meals -- December 22

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 22

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. The third installment of the series based on the books by Suzanne Collins ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Health -- December 22

Foot Clinic in Newport: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Senior Center, 76 Main St. Foot care by appointment ^ $25. 603-526-4777.


Meditation -- December 22

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 22

Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. "Festival of Trees" exhibit on display until Dec. 20. 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 December-February, 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 West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 22

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Men's group, 8:45 a.m. Computer tutor, 9 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:15 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 12:45 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.


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. Pampered chicks, 1 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Thompson Center in Woodstock: Exercise, 9 a.m. Memoir club, 10:15 a.m. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Bridge, advance directives, 1 p.m. Monday school, 7 p.m. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Walking club, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Community nurse, 10:30 a.m.-noon. 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.


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


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: Christmas tea and piano concert, 1 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 23 Tuesday

Bake Sale in Lebanon: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive. Homemade pies, breads and candies. Benefits hospital auxiliary. Free admission. 603-448-7456.


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.


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.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3 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.


Advent Open Sanctuary in Lyme: 4-6 p.m., Congregational Church, 1 Dorchester Road. View the candle-lit sanctuary while listening to live instrumental music. Free. 603-795-2850.


Children's Events -- December 23

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.


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.


Mother Goose Time in West Lebanon: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Toys, rhymes and music for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


Preschool Stories and Activities in Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. For children ages 3-6 with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


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.


Aquazone in White River Junction: 4:30-7 p.m., Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane. Supervised water play for children ages 5-13 ^ $8. 802-296-2850.


Community Meals -- December 23

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


Health -- December 23

Health Clinic in New London: 9 a.m.-noon, VNA Office, 107 Newport Road. Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations. Free. 603-526-4077.


Health Clinic in Newbury, N.H.: 12:30-2 p.m., Town Library, 933 Route 103. Blood pressure, glucose screenings and nurse consultations. Free. 603-763-5803.


Meditation -- December 23

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.


Meditation in White River Junction: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. Open meditation with instruction available ^ Donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- December 23

Enfield Shaker Museum: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday, 447 Route 4A. "Festival of Trees" exhibit on display until Dec. 20. 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 December-February, 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 West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 -- December 23

Cross-Country Ski or Snowshoe in Quechee: An easy loop around Lake Pineo. Led by Inge Brown for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Call for details. 802-296-5777.


Performances -- December 23

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.


Senior Centers -- December 23

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Outdoor recreation, 10 a.m. Walk-in painting, 1 p.m. Poker, 2 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. Saxophone concert, 11:30 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. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Tai ji quan, 12:45 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Black Center in Hanover: Exercise, 9 a.m. Coffee break, 10 a.m. Line dancing, 10:30 a.m. ^ $35 for 5 classes. 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. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Wellness clinic, 10 a.m.-noon. 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, gift shop, 9 a.m. Pain management clinic, 11:15 a.m. Piano concert, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Line dancing ^ $6, bus to West Lebanon, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Orford Area Senior Services: Bone builders, 10:15 a.m. Entertainment by Vi, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Christmas celebration day. United Congregational Church, Main Street. 603-353-9107.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Guitar concert, lunch at noon ^ $5. Cribbage, fitness, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


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


December 24 Wednesday

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


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.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.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 Eve Services in Hanover: Family service, 4:30 p.m. Potluck supper, 5:45 p.m. Candlelight service, 7:30 p.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 5 Summer St. Free. 603-643-3703.


Christmas Eve Vigil in South Strafford: 5 p.m., Chapel of Our Lady of Light, 203 Route 132. Free. 802-765-4553.


Christmas Eve Celebration in Claremont: 6 p.m., Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square. Music, singing and refreshments. Sponsored by the Grace River Church. Free. 603-542-2344.


Candlelight Service in Canaan: 7-9 p.m., New Hope Community Church, 526 Canaan St. Free. 603-632-1211.


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


Service of Carols and Candles in East Corinth: 7 p.m., Congregational Church, 645 Village Road. Free. 802-439-5417.


Children's Events -- December 24

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


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.


Health -- December 24

Health Clinic in Newport: 11 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-3 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive. 800-733-2767.


Ongoing -- December 24

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends December-February, 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 West Lebanon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 1 Glen Road Plaza. Seasonal market features handcrafted items from local vendors. Free admission. 802-296-7445.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 24

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.


Senior Centers -- December 24

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


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Christmas Eve breakfast buffet ^ $5. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 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.


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. 603-523-4333.


December 25 Thursday

Community Meals -- December 25

Christmas Dinner in Windsor: Noon-2 p.m., Old South Church, Main Street. Free. 802-674-6032.


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.


Ongoing -- December 25

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


December 26 Friday

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.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3 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.


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


Children's Events -- December 26

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.


Preschool Story Time in Chelsea: 10 a.m., Public Library, 296 Route 110. Stories, snack and craft. Free. 802-685-2188.


Community Meals -- December 26

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 26

Big Hero 6 in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. A robotics prodigy organizes a band of high-tech heroes to save the day ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Ongoing -- December 26

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 26

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.


Senior Centers -- December 26

Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Suite Notes, 10 a.m. Saxophone concert, lunch at noon ^ $5. Shopping, bingo, 1 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


December 27 Saturday

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.


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.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3 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.


Children's Events -- December 27

"Exploration Station" in South Royalton: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. The topic of the hands-on science program is "the story of snow." Free. 802-763-7094.


Community Meals -- December 27

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


Film -- December 27

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago in Woodstock: 3 and 5:30 p.m., Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road. A documentary about people on a pilgrimage ^ $6 or $11. 802-457-2355.


Big Hero 6 in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. A robotics prodigy organizes a band of high-tech heroes to save the day ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Flea Markets/Yard Sales -- December 27

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.


Ongoing -- December 27

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 December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 27

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.


Pariah Beat and Sundown Hollow in White River Junction: 8 p.m., Main Street Museum, 58 Bridge St. ^ $10. 802-356-2776.


December 28 Sunday

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.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3 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.


Wendell A. Barwood Arena Grand Opening in Hartford: 1 p.m., Wendell A. Barwood Arena, 45 Highland Ave. Free public skating and dedication ceremony for Philippe H. Bouthillier. Free. 802-295-5036.


Gallery Talk in Tunbridge: 3 p.m., Tunbridge Library, 289 Route 110. Tunbridge Historical Society President Euclid Farnham and photographer Geoff Hansen give a talk about the town. Free. 802-889-9404.


Community Meals -- December 28

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.


Film -- December 28

Big Hero 6 in Woodstock: 3 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. A robotics prodigy organizes a band of high-tech heroes to save the day ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Meditation -- December 28

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 28

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 December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 28

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.


December 29 Monday

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.


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.


Tinkering Lab and Hands-On Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road. Build something at the tinkering lab or participate in a science activity at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ^ $11 or $14. 802-649-2200.


Science Fiction Group in Quechee: 6 p.m., Quechee Public Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. Discussion of The Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler. Copies available at library. Free. 802-295-1232.


Children's Events -- December 29

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.


Stories and Activities in Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lebanon Public Library, 9 E. Park St. For children of all ages with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


Bingo for Books in Newport: 3:15 p.m., Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. Free. 603-863-3430.


Community Meals -- December 29

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 29

Big Hero 6 in Woodstock: 7:30 p.m., Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green. A robotics prodigy organizes a band of high-tech heroes to save the day ^ $6-$8. 802-457-3981.


Meditation -- December 29

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 29

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 December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 29

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Men's group, 8:45 a.m. Computer tutor, 9 a.m. Chair exercise, 10:15 a.m. Duplicate bridge, 12:45 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.


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. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $5 or $7. Bridge, advance directives, 1 p.m. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, 9 a.m. Walking club, 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.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Lunch at noon ^ $5. Dancers Corner New Year's Eve Recital, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, shopping, 1:30 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


Black Center in Hanover: Calendar project, 12:30 p.m. Knitting, 1 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 30 Tuesday

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.


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.


Tinkering Lab and Hands-On Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road. Build something at the tinkering lab or participate in a science activity at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ^ $11 or $14. 802-649-2200.


Children's Events -- December 30

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.


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.


Mother Goose Time in West Lebanon: 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kilton Library, 80 Main St. Toys, rhymes and music for children up to age 2 with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


Preschool Stories and Activities in Lebanon: 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. For children ages 3-6 with caregivers. Free. 603-448-2459.


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.


Beatrix Potter Time in Wilder: 11 a.m., Wilder Club and Library, 78 Norwich Ave. Decorate a Beatrix Potter dollhouse for the holidays. For ages 4-12. Free. 802-295-6341.


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.


Aquazone in White River Junction: 4:30-7 p.m., Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane. Supervised water play for children ages 5-13 ^ $8. 802-296-2850.


Community Meals -- December 30

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


Meditation -- December 30

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.


Meditation in White River Junction: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Shambhala Center, 158 S. Main St. Open meditation with instruction available ^ Donation. 802-484-7235.


Ongoing -- December 30

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 December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 -- December 30

Snowshoe or Hike in Hanover: An easy loop on the Hanover golf course. Led by Inge Brown for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Call for details. 802-296-5777.


Senior Centers -- December 30

Chapin Center in New London: Walk at Proctor Academy, 8:30 a.m. Outdoor recreation, 10 a.m. Walk-in painting, 1 p.m. Poker, computer tutor, 2 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, 9:30 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $6. Tai ji quan, 12:45 p.m. 91 Horse Meadow Road. 603-787-2539.


Black Center in Hanover: Exercise, 9 a.m. Coffee break, 10 a.m. Line dancing, 10:30 a.m. ^ $35 for 5 classes. 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. Bingo, 10:30 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, gift shop, 9 a.m. Lunch at noon ^ $3 or $7.50. Line dancing ^ $6, bus to West Lebanon, 1 p.m. 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.


Orford Area Senior Services: Bone builders, 10:15 a.m. Entertainment by Rivendell students, 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Birthday celebration day. United Congregational Church, Main Street. 603-353-9107.


Bugbee Center in White River Junction: Lunch at noon ^ $5. Yankee swap, 12:30 p.m. Cribbage, fitness, 1:30 p.m. 262 N. Main St. 802-295-9068.


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


December 31 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.


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.


Tinkering Lab and Hands-On Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road. Build something at the tinkering lab or participate in a science activity at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. ^ $11 or $14. 802-649-2200.


New Year's Eve Celebration in Claremont: Events start at 6 p.m. and include snow tubing, magic show, storytelling, live music and fireworks. Held at the community center, middle school and Arrowhead. Free. Part of the 250th celebration. 603-542-7019.


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


Children's Events -- December 31

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


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.


Dances -- December 31

New Year's Eve Contradance in Norwich: 8 p.m.- 1 a.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. Music with Cuckoo's Nest. All dances taught ^ $5-$15, under 16 free, seniors by donation. Beginners and singles welcome. Festive attire encouraged. 802-785-4607.


Health -- December 31

Blood Drive in Lebanon: Noon-3 p.m., Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, 10 Alice Peck Day Drive. 800-733-2767.


Ongoing -- December 31

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 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.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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 31

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


Thompson Center in Woodstock: 9 a.m., breakfast ^ $5 or $7. 99 Senior Lane. 802-457-3277.


Upper Valley Center in Lebanon: Chair exercise, gift shop, computer lab, 9 a.m. Mahjong, 10 a.m. New Year's celebration, 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.


Black Center in Hanover: Singalong and potluck lunch, 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. 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. Cards, 12:30 p.m. 1166 Route 4. 603-523-4333.


January 1 Thursday

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.


Hands-On Science Activities in Norwich: 11 a.m. and 3 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.


Dances -- January 1

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


Ongoing -- January 1

Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends December-February, 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.


Hartford Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, Garipay House, 1461 Maple St. Tour and exhibits including one on the Abenaki Tribe. Free. 802-296-3132.


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 "Toys: The Inside Story." 802-649-2200.


Christmas Lights and Displays in South Royalton: Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, 357 LDS Lane. Guided tours of the memorial, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Christmas illuminations, nativity scene and self-guided tours, 5-9 p.m. Hot cider and cookies available. Free. 802-763-7742.


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.