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The Oriana SingerS & OrcheSTra: William Metcalfe directs a performance of Handel's Messiah featuring soloists Sarah Cullins, Mary Bonhag, Wendy Hoffman, Adam Hall and Gary Moreau. St. Paul's Cathedral, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $10-25. Info, 864-0788 or 863-5966.


Full MOOn SnOwShOe hike: Nature lovers explore Montpelier's hillsides by lunar light with North Branch Nature Center staff. Snowshoes and hot chocolate provided. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 7-8:30 p.m. $5-10; preregister. Info, 229-6206.

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Sarah waiTe: Utilizing the natural forms of animals, plants and trees, the artist creates intricate pen-and-ink illustrations with symbolic elements. Frog Hollow, Burlington, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 863-6458.


craFT Fair: Vendors offer a wide variety of items to complete shoppers' decorating and holiday needs. Proceeds benefit veterans' families. VFW Post 309, Peru, N.Y., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 518-643-2309. inTernaTiOnal bOuTique: See WED.11, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. MOnTpelier craFT & arT weekend: See FRI.13, 10 a.m. piTTSFOrd craFT ShOw: Local artisans display a wide variety of jewelry, pottery, knitted items and homemade eats. Gymnasium, Lothrop Elementary School, Pittsford, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 483-6351.

Marcia ShibaTa: The master Kado instructor details the practice of using traditional Japanese flower arrangement as a moving meditation. A demonstration follows. Shambhala Meditation Center, Burlington, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Info, 658-6795.


'a chriSTMaS carOl': The Nebraska Theatre Caravan stages a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story of the miserly Scrooge. Flynn MainStage, Burlington, 7 p.m. $15-42. Info, 863-5966.







'a chriSTMaS STOry': The Valley Players present a stage adaptation of Bob Clark's 1983 classic film about a boy growing up in the 1940s whose holiday hopes repeatedly fall short. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, 7:30 p.m. $8-12. Info, 839-9037. 'FaMe: The MuSical': David De Silva's interpretation of New York City's celebrated performing arts high school in the early 1980s comes to life via the Lebanon High School Wet Paint Players. Lebanon Opera House, N.H., 7 p.m. $5-10; free for Lebanon High School students with ID. Info, 603-448-0400. 'iT'S a wOnderFul liFe': A despondent man is saved by a visit from his guardian angel on Christmas Eve in this Lamoille County Players' production of Doug Rand's theatrical adaptation of Frank Capra's 1946 film. Hyde Park Opera House, 7 p.m. $12-18. Info, 888-4507. The lOgger'S hOliday VarieTy ShOw: Backed by his band the Fellers, Rusty DeWees leads an evening of music, comedy and acting featuring special guest Uncle Furmon. South Burlington High School, 8 p.m. $25. Info, 888-8838. 'whiTe chriSTMaS': See WED.11, 7:30 p.m.


brOwn bag bOOk club: Bookworms voice opinions about O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918.

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candleliT Vigil OF reMeMbrance FOr Sandy hOOk VicTiMS: Folks honor the memory of the 26 children and adults who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. First Church, Universalist, Barre; First Unitarian Universalist Society, Burlington; Congregational Curch, Charlotte; Mount Mansfield Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Jericho, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8860. Vigil OF reMeMbrance FOr Sandy hOOk VicTiMS: Folks honor the memory of the 26 children and adults who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Shelburne Parade Ground; Essex Town Offices; Red Hen Bakery & Café, Middlesex, 9:30 a.m.; Statehouse lawn, Montpelier, 12:15 p.m. Free. Info, 985-8860.

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SOlidariTy craFT Fair: More than 40 vendors showcase locally made crafts. A silent auction, face painting and homemade eats round out this benefit for Planting Hope. Unitarian Church & Bethany Church, Montpelier, 9 AN V A a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info, 778-0344. AR EC

STarkSbOrO arTiSan craFT Fair: One-of-a-kind wares including pottery, jewelry, accessories and more are offered alongside tasty fare at this benefit for the library. Starksboro Public Library, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Info, 453-3721. STOwe high SchOOl craFT Fair: Handmade wares from 40 local vendors complement sweet treats and a visit from Santa at this benefit for Therapy Dogs of Vermont. Stowe High School, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Info,


healTh inSurance inFOrMaTiOn SeSSiOn: Marjorie Stinchcombe and Dylan Frazer of the Vermont Health Care Ombudsman's office share key information regarding access to health care services. A Q&A follows. Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Info, 800-917-7787.


leT'S painT pOTTery: Nichole Cunningham leads a creative ceramic session for adults and kids. Adult accompaniment required for children under 14. Fairfax Community Library, 10 a.m.-noon. $10; preregister; limited space. Info, 849-2420.


cOnTra dance: Old Sam Peabody provide live music while Delia Clark calls the steps at this traditional New England social dance. Clean-soled shoes required. Caledonia Grange, East Hardwick, potluck, 5:30 p.m.; dance, 6:30 p.m. Donations; bring a dish to share and personal place settings. Info, 472-5584. 'happy grinchMaS': Fusion 802 brings Dr. Suess' meanest, greenest character and the inhabitants of Whoville to the stage in this heartwarming production. Auditorium, Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 4 p.m. $5. Info, 310-7266. Swing dance: Live tunes by Mint Julep accompany the lindy hop, Charleston and more. No partner necessary, but clean-soled shoes are required. Champlain Club, Burlington, introductory lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. $10-15. Info, 448-2930. willOwell dance & FundraiSer wiTh bandanna: The local band delivers a program ranging from the 1940s to the present at this annual benefit for Addison County arts and environmental-education programs. Vergennes Opera House, 7-10 p.m. $5-15; cash bar. Info, 453-6195.

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