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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: See WED.23, Essex Cinemas & T-Rex Theate , Essex Junction, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. St. Edward the Confessor, Derby Line, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. BLACK FRIDAY SEX TOY POP-UP SHOP: Rocket Erotic presents a wide range of kinky products for purchase. Ondine Salon, Montpelier, 2-10 p.m. Free. Info, 249-4945. CAREER SERVICES: See WED.23.

kids

ACORN CLUB STORY TIME: Little ones up to age 4 gather for read-aloud tales. St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 748-8291. EARLY-BIRD MATH STORY TIME: Books, songs and games put a creative twist on mathematics. Community Room, Richmond Free Library, 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 434-3036.

PLAY GROUP: Crafts and snacks amuse young’uns up to age 5. Doty Memorial Elementary School, Worcester, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, moonsong148@hotmail.com.

food & drink

ANDREW WK: The musician and speaker makes a stop on his 50-state “The Power of Partying” tour to present an intimate discussion looking at the intensity of life. ArtsRiot, Burlington, 8:30 p.m. $20-22. Info, 540-0406.

WOODSTOCK FARMERS MARKET: See WED.23.

games

BRIDGE CLUB: See WED.23, 9:15 a.m.

health & fitness

ACRO YOGA: Beginners bring a friend or come solo for this acrobatic practice utilizing counterbalance, weight stacking, alignment and cooperation. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 5:15-6:45 p.m. $10. Info, 779-0444. ACUDETOX: Attendees in recovery undergo acupuncture to the ear to propel detoxification. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 3 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150. BEGINNERS’ TAI CHI: Interested individuals learn slow-set, tai chi gong, moving and standing postures, and basic techniques. Zenbarn Studio, Waterbury, 9-10 a.m. $10. Info, 779-0444. BLACK FRIDAY FLOW: Holiday stress melts away during a discussion and an invigorating vinyasa practice. Sangha Studio, Downtown Burlington, 10-11:30 a.m. $10. Info, 448-4262. FELDENKRAIS WITH GILLIAN FRANKS: A movement-centered class with instructions such as “Do less” and “Rest” renders participants rejuvenated. The ellness Collective, Burlington, 7-7:45 a.m. $10. Info, 540-0186.

NIA WITH REBECCA: An expressive workout combining dance, martial arts and healing arts strengthens the mind, body and spirit. Shelburne Town Hall, 8:30-9:30 a.m. $16; free for first-timers. Info, 489-6701. RECOVERY COMMUNITY YOGA: See WED.23.

holidays

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: See WED.23, 2 & 7:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY EVENTS: Live ice carving, horse-drawn trolley rides, mini train excursions, live performances and costumed characters keep spirits high. See shopmtp.com for details. Maple Tree Place, Williston. Free. Info, 391-8000.

‘AUTUMN PORTRAITS, SIDE BY SIDE’: Interchanging narratives tell the story of a single character in Eric Bass’ award-winning puppet show, performed with his daughter Shoshana. Sandglass Theate , Putney, 7:30-9 p.m. $13-16. Info, 387-4051. CIRQUE LE JAZZ: Circus arts, musical theatre and vaudeville fuse in this high-flying pe formance by 2 Ring Circus. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Mountain Resort, 3 & 7 p.m. $20-45. Info, 760-4634. ‘ROZENCRANTS AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD’: Main Street Arts presents Tom Stoppard’s comedy that expands upon two of Hamlet’s minor characters. Next Stage Arts Project, Putney, 7:30 p.m. $10-15. Info, 869-2960.

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OPEN SPACE: AN IMPROVISATIONAL LABORATORY: Artistic students, faculty and community members try out ideas during an hour of silent experimentation, followed by an hour open to musicians. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 443-3168.

bazaars

WOMEN’S FESTIVAL OF CRAFTS: Handmade wares by more than 80 local female artisans reflect a wide array of creative skills. See calendar spotlight. Burlington Town Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Info, meganjhumphrey@gmail.com.

crafts

ADULT COLORING: Grown-ups grab colored pencils for a meditative and creative activity. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. CRAFT FAIR & LUNCHEON: Homemade wares and a mouthwatering meal satisfy shoppers. Grace United Methodist Church, Essex Junction, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Info, 879-7943.

dance

FOURTH SATURDAY SWING DANCE: Participants put their best foot forward at a session set to jazz, big band and contemporary music. Indoor shoes are required. Champlain Club, Burlington, beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m. $5. Info, 864-8382.

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NORWICH CONTRA DANCE: Folks in clean-soled shoes move to music by Wild Asparagus and calls from George Marshall. Bring snacks to share. Tracy Hall, Norwich, beginner walk-through, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8 p.m. $10-15; donations for seniors; free for kids under 16. Info, marthadmcdanielmd@gmail.com.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: See WED.23, Essex Cinemas & T-Rex Theate , 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free; preregister. Info, 800-733-2767. SAT.26

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THANKSGIVING WEEKEND: A 19th-century celebration transports families back in time with horse-drawn wagon rides, traditional fare and themed activities. See calendar spotlight. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular admission, $4-14; free for members and kids 2 and under. Info, 457-2355.

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DECK THE HALLS: Families tap into the holiday spirit with decorated trees, musical performances, themed crafts and more. Shelburne Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular museum admission, $5-10; free for active military and kids under 5. Info, 985-3346.

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REIKI: Touch activates the body’s natural healing abilities, aiding people in recovery. Turning Point Center, Burlington, 1 p.m. Free. Info, 861-3150.

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FITNESS FLOW YOGA: All types of athletes can build strength, increase flexibili y and prevent injuries with a moderate-to-vigorous vinyasa flo . Colchester Health & Fitness, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $15; free for members. Info, 860-1010.

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MAGIC: THE GATHERING FOR TEENS/TWEENS: See WED.23.

FRIDAY WINE-DOWN: Locals welcome the weekend with live music from Fitzgerald and Bade, palatepleasing wine and mouthwatering eats from Cook Sisters Catering. Snow Farm Vineyard, South Hero, 6-9 p.m. Free. Info, 324-5563.

COCKTAIL PARTY: Themed beverages please palates at a weekly sipping session complete with shuffleboard. Stonecutter Spirits, Middlebury, noon8 p.m. Cost of drinks; BYO food. Info, 388-3000.

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