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Hunter/early bird breakfast in South Starksboro. Saturday, Nov. 30, 7-10 a.m., Jerusalem Schoolhouse. All-you-can-eat breakfast including eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits & gravy, home fries, baked goods, coffee and juice. Adults $8, children 6-12 $4, under 6 free. Alpaca open house in Brandon. Saturday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Maple View Farm Alpacas, 185 Adams Road. See and learn about alpacas at this 12th annual holiday open house. Learn about alpacas. See fiber being carded and spun into yarn at the Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio. Continues on Dec. 1. Info: 247-5412 or www.mapleviewfarmalpacas.com. Jamie Lee Thurston in concert in Vergennes. Saturday, Nov. 30, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. Country singer Jamie Lee Thurston comes home to his native Vermont from Nashville with his full band. Proceeds from the concert benefit the VOH. Bar Antidote will serve beverages. Tickets $25. Info: www. vergennesoperahouse.org or 877-6737.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 29, 2-3:15 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Alumni hockey games in Middlebury. Friday, Nov. 29, 6-9:45 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Friends of Middlebury Hockey holds its annual Middlebury Tigers Alumni Hockey Games.

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Alpaca open house in Brandon. Sunday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Maple View Farm Alpacas, 185 Adams Road. See and learn about alpacas at this 12th annual holiday open house. Learn about alpacas. See fiber being carded and spun into yarn at the Vermont Fiber Mill & Studio. Info: 247-5412 or www.mapleviewfarmalpacas.com.

Public skating in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 1, 1:45-3:15 p.m., Memorial Sports Center.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 9-10:30 a.m., Memorial Sports Center. Figure skating in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Memorial Sports Center. Adult stick & puck hockey in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 3, noon-1 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Sewn gifts craft workshop in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ilsley Library. Expert seamstress Susan Highley invites you to drop in and make a balsam pillow. Stay longer and make a stocking. Part of the Winter Craft Series meeting on Tuesdays. Info: 388-4095.

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Technology Drop-in Day in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1-5 p.m., Ilsley Library. Come learn about the library’s new catalog system, Koha. Learn how to download ebooks and audiobooks. Info: 388-4095. Stick and puck hockey in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3:45-5 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Brandon Town Hall fundraiser sale in Brandon. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Over 25 vendors will set up in the main hall upstairs and in the new lobby downstairs during Brandon’s Moonlight Madness shopping event. Hot drinks and food available. Funds raised through vendor fees and concessions help fund the town hall’s programming and ongoing renovations. “Taking Flight” dance performance at Middlebury College. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. A “lightly produced” showing of dance experiments by the new batch of choreographers emerging from the Advance Beginning Dance course, facilitated by Assistant Professor

Christal Brown. Free. “Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln” presentation in Middlebury. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m., Ilsley Library. Harvard professor and Civil War scholar John Stauffer examines the men’s friendship, the similarities in their lives and their legacies. A Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesday event. Info: 388-4095.

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Dance Company of Middlebury performance at Middlebury College. Thursday, Dec. 5, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. DCM will show and discuss the progress they’ve made in constructing a repertory of diverse and dynamic new works for performance during Winter Carnival. Free. Senior thesis dance concert at Middlebury College. Thursday, Dec. 5, 8-10 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. Middlebury College senior dance majors Adeline Cleveland and Amy Donahue present an original concert inspired by their interests in contemporary dance, gender dynamics, contemplative practices and multimedia expression. Tickets $12/10/6. Info: 443-6433 or go.middlebury.edu/arts.

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Lunchtime public skating in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 6, noon-1 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Children’s holiday book reading in Brandon. Friday, Dec. 6, 3-4:30 p.m., Compass Music and Arts Center, Park Village. Voice talent Gale Parmelee will read Charlie Brown and Snoopy Christmas classics. All are welcome, especially children. Repeats on Dec. 13. Info: www.cmacvt.org. Gingerbread house exhibit opening in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 6, 4-6 p.m., Vermont Folklife Center. Opening reception for the annual Gingerbread Exhibit and Competition. Continues through Dec. 20. Info: www.

vermontfolklifecenter.org or 388-4964. Chocolate Walk in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m., downtown Bristol. Sixth annual event. Stores will be open late and will offer chocolate treats. Maps available at participating stores. Free. Info: 453-7378. Dinner and Conversation with Friends at Middlebury College. Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30-8 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts, lower lobby. Enjoy dinner and creative conversation about the arts in our community. Xuefei Yang’s guitar concert follows. Dinner tickets $25. Info: www. middlebury.edu/arts or 443-3168. Memorial tree lighting in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30-7 p.m., Bristol town green. A celebration memorializing loved ones. Bulbs cost $5 each; purchase by Dec. 2 at area merchants, the town clerk’s office or the Bristol Rec Department. Christmas Music Festival in New Haven. Friday, Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m., New Haven United Reformed Church. Come for Christmas songs, readings and refreshments in preparation for the holiday season. The church is 4 miles north of Middlebury on Route 7. All are welcome. Info: 897-2697. Midd Winds concert in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Holley Hall. Approximately 40 members, most from Addison County, draw from classical wind ensemble and concert band repertoire. Music of the season will be part of the concert. Donations accepted for the Midd Winds Music Fund. “Broadway Direct” revue in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. VOH’s annual benefit show, featuring amazing Broadway and off-Broadway talents, hosted by Vergennes resident and Broadway veteran Bill Carmichael. Bar Antidote will serve beverages. Tickets $20, $10 students 18 and under. Info: www.vergennesoperahouse.org. Adult co-ed intro to hockey in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 6, 7:45-9 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Classical guitarist Xuefei Yang in concert at Middlebury College. Friday, Dec. 6, 8-10 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. This acclaimed internationally touring guitarist returns to the college to play transcriptions of works by Scarlatti, Schubert and Britten; the Ginastera

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guitar sonata; and the New England premiere of a work by Chen Yi, composed especially for Yang. Tickets $25/$20/$6. Info: 443-6433 or go.middlebury.edu/arts. Senior thesis dance concert at Middlebury College. Friday, Dec. 6, 8-10 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. Middlebury College senior dance majors Adeline Cleveland and Amy Donahue present an original concert inspired by their interests in contemporary dance, gender dynamics, contemplative practices and multimedia expression. Tickets $12/10/6. Info: 443-6433 or go.middlebury.edu/arts. Swing dancing at Middlebury College. Friday, Dec. 6, 9-11 p.m., McCullough Social Space. Join the Sound Investment Jazz Ensemble and the Middlebury Swing Dance Club for a night of dancing. Beginners’ dance lessons at 8:30 p.m. Free.

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Holiday Stroll in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., throughout Vergennes. Family fun for all ages. A day’s worth of holiday events at the Bixby Library, VUHS, the Vergennes Opera House and elsewhere. Breakfast with Santa, reading with Mrs. Claus, Santa’s workshop, cookie decorating, Champlain Brass Quintet, silent auction, Dickens Carolers, holiday craft fair, lighted S.D. Ireland truck, Addison County Gospel Choir, lighting of City Park and more. Info: 388-7951, ext. 1, or www.addisoncounty.com/holidaystroll. Christmas Bazaar in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bristol Federated Church. Homemade crafts, baked goods, books, silent auction, indoor yard sale. A visit from Santa. Homemade soups and sandwiches, a silver tea and dessert. Proceeds support the church. Breakfast with Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Brandon.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 9-11 a.m., Compass Music and Arts Center, Park Village. Pancakes and sausages served. Tickets $3. Info: www.cmacvt. org. Winter holiday fair in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Vergennes Union Elementary School. Thirteenth annual event featuring over 60 vendors, jewelry, candles, wooden items, pottery, photographs and more. Admission: a non-perishable food item for an area food shelf. Benefits the VUES After-School Enrichment Program. Info: 877-3761. Holiday craft sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Quarry Hill School. A variety of locally made items for sale in an intimate and kid-friendly space. Baked goods, drinks and lunch items also available. Visit Facebook or www. quarryhillschool.com for craft listing and photos. Info: 388-7297 or quarryhillschool@gmail.com. Middlebury Farmers’ Market Holiday Sale in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mary Hogan Elementary School. The Middlebury Farmers’ Market is holding its special annual event featuring fresh and local goods for the holidays from local vendors. Produce, hot foods, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, pottery, soaps, holiday decor and more. A Very Merry Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 7, 9:45 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Middlebury. Hot chocolate (25 cents) at Cannon Park all day, Santa arrives by firetruck at 9:45 and meets children at the Middlebury Community House 10 a.m.12:30 p.m., free horse-drawn wagon rides 10 a.m.-noon, free gift wrapping of gifts purchased in Middlebury. Info at www.bettermiddleburypartnership.org. Festival of Wreaths in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Mary Johnson Children’s Center holds its 26th annual festival/silent auction, with over 100 wreaths made by Addison County merchants and friends of the center. Free. Auction proceeds benefit

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science-fiction thriller by director Shane Carruth. Protagonist Kris’ life is brought into utter confusion after a small-time thief drugs her. Soon she realizes her life is not nearly what she thinks it to be. Free. The Modern Grass Quintet in concert in Ripton. Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Ripton Community House. The Ripton Community Coffee House five outstanding bluegrass players who will make the Community House swing. One-hour open mike at 7:30 p.m. followed by the featured performers. Refreshments available. Adults $10, seniors and teens $8, children $3.

Community house is wheelchair accessible but restrooms are not. Info: 388-9782. “Upstream Color” screening at Middlebury College. Saturday, Dec. 7, 8-10 p.m., Dana Auditorium. Experimental, romantic, sciencefiction thriller by director Shane Carruth. Protagonist Kris’ life is brought into utter confusion after a small-time thief drugs her. Soon she realizes her life is not nearly what she thinks it to be. Free. Vocal recital at Middlebury College. Saturday, Dec. 7, 8-10 p.m., Mahaney Center for the Arts. Students of Affiliate Artists Carol Christensen,

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Public skating in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 8, 1:45-3:15 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Holiday auction in Brandon. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2:30-5:30 p.m., Brandon Free Public Library. The Friends of the Brandon Free Public Library’s annual holiday auction. Over 50 local patrons and artists donate wreaths, dinners for two, birdhouses, gift certificates and more. Music, refreshments, door prizes. Preview during the week before or on the day of the auction from 2-2:30 p.m. Requested donation $1. Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas at Middlebury College. Sunday, Dec. 8, 4-6 p.m., Mead Chapel. Modeled after the longstanding European tradition, this annual program includes Bible readings of Advent and Christmas and carols for choir, organ and congregation. Service preceded by performances on the chapel carillon. Free. Addison County Gospel Choir concert in Ferrisburgh. Sunday, Dec. 8, 6-7 p.m., Assembly of God Christian Center. Traditional Christmas carols sung a cappella. A pie social follows in the fellowship hall. Lessons and Carols for Advent and Christmas at Middlebury College. Sunday, Dec. 8, 7-9 p.m., Mead Chapel. Modeled after the longstanding European tradition, this annual program includes Bible readings of Advent and Christmas and carols for choir, organ and congregation. Service preceded by performances on the chapel carillon. Free.

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“1 Man, 1 Canoe, 750 Miles” presentation in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 9, 1-3 p.m., Ilsley Library. Peter Macfarlane of Addison shares the story of his spring 2013 adventure paddling solo on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail from Old Forge, N.Y., to Fort Kent, Maine. Info: 388-4095.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 9-10:30 a.m., Memorial Sports Center. Figure skating in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Memorial Sports Center. Adult stick & puck hockey in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 10, noon-1 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Choral concert in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 10, noon-1 p.m., Middlebury Congregational Church. The Middlebury Union High School chorus presents a holiday concert. Free. CCV New Student Information Session in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:15-6 p.m., 10 Merchants Row. Find out about Community College of Vermont’s classes starting in the New Year, and learn more about degree programs, certificates and continuing education. Registration help for the spring semester will be offered. Light refreshments provided. Info: 388-3032. Glycerin soap craft workshop in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ilsley Library. Drop in and make glycerin soap gifts. Part of the Winter Craft Series meeting on Tuesdays. Info: 388-4095.


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Lunchtime public skating in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 13, noon-1 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Children’s holiday book reading in Brandon. Friday, Dec. 13, 3-4:30 p.m., Compass Music and Arts Center, Park Village. Voice talent Gale Parmelee will read Charlie Brown and Snoopy Christmas classics. All are welcome, especially children. Info: www.cmacvt.org. Skype presentation on Champ in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 13, 4-6 p.m., Ilsley Library. Robert Bartholomew presents “The Champlain ’Monster’: Three Centuries of Controversy.” Bartholomew is the author of a major new study on Champ. Info: 388-4095. Artists’ reception in Bristol. Friday, Dec. 13, 5:30-7 p.m., Art on Main, 25 Main St. Celebrating the opening of “Elegance,” a holiday season exhibit of silver jewelry by Bruce Baker of Middlebury and hand-painted and dyed silk wearables by Ellen Spring of Starksboro. On exhibit Nov. 18-Dec. 31. Info: 453-4032 or info@artonmain.net. Adult co-ed intro to hockey in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 13, 7:45-9 p.m., Memorial Sports Center.

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“Digging Dinosaur Eggs” presentation in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 12, 4-6 p.m., Ilsley Library. Middlebury resident Lou Varricchio shares stories of his volunteer trip to the “Egg Mountain” fossil site in Montana in July. He will display a few small fragments of dinosaur eggs shells and bone collected near the

music. Tickets $5 each, available at the Bristol Rec Department, 453-5885. Character breakfast in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Middlebury Inn. Two seatings (8:30 and 10 a.m.) for a kids’ pancake breakfast with Christmas characters. Coloring, balloons. Tickets $8 adults, $5 kids 12 and under, available at the Middlebury Inn. Limited seating. Info: www. bettermiddleburypartnership.org. A visit from Santa in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, Exchange Street. Free. Christmas cookie and craft sale in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Champlain Valley Christian School, Church Street. Choose and package your favorite Dutch pastries, fancy cookies, candies and treats by the pound. Enjoy hot cider and a festive atmosphere while you shop. Holiday gift tag and bag making in Orwell. Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Orwell Free Library. Make and take holiday cards, bags and tags. The library will provide inspiring supplies and creative examples to get you started. Maiden Vermont “Holiday Harmony” concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Maiden Vermont women’s a cappella chorus presents its annual holiday show, with special guests The Jingle Belles, the trio of local singers Nikki Juvan, Liz Cleveland and Sarah Stone. Tickets $17 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students, available at the THT box office, 382-9222 or www.townhalltheater.org. Also at 7:30 p.m. Winterfest in New Haven. Saturday, Dec. 14, 5-7 p.m., New Haven Congregational Church and town hall. Treats and hot drinks at the church and tree lighting at 5 p.m. Santa arrives at the bandstand around 5:15, with warm fire, marshmallow and chestnut roasting and horse-drawn sleigh rides throughout the evening. At 6, handbell ringing and caroling at the church, with free refreshments to follow. All by donation. Info: 453-5978. Benefit dance party and silent auction in

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Green Mountain Club hike to Rattlesnake Point in Salisbury. Saturday, Dec. 14, time and meeting place TBD. Spectacular views. Moderate hike, 3.9 miles round trip. Contact leader Mike Greenwood at 989-7434 or mike802vt@comcast.net for meeting place and time. Breakfast with Santa in Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Holley Hall. Pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, coffee and tea. Three seatings: 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Event includes a visit from Santa plus carriage rides, arts and crafts and live

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Holiday calendar or www.townhalltheater.org. Va-et-Vient in concert in Lincoln. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30-9 p.m., Burnham Hall. Music of France, Quebec and Louisiana, part of the Burnham Music Series. Tickets $8 adults, $3 for seniors and children, available at the door. Info: 388-6863. DJ Skate Night in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 14, 8-10 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Friends of Middlebury Hockey and Addison Central Teens co-sponsor a night of roller-rink-style ice skating. Skate rentals available. All ages and abilities welcome.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 15, 1:45-3:15 p.m., Memorial Sports Center.

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Ice show STUDENTS AT THE Bridge School in Middlebury skate with teacher Gerry Loney, right, during an afternoon skating lesson on the school’s ice rink last year.

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Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7-10 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. Annual fundraiser for the Willowell Foundation. Silent auction, refreshments from the Vermont Sail Freight Project’s inventory, and highly danceable music from BandAnna. Cash bar. Tickets $15 at www.willowell.org or at the door. Contra dance in Cornwall. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7-9:30 p.m., Cornwall Town Hall. Adina Gordon calling to live music by Red Dog Riley. Cost $5 per person.

All are welcome. Info: 462-3722. Maiden Vermont “Holiday Harmony” concert in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Town Hall Theater. The Maiden Vermont women’s a cappella chorus presents its annual holiday show, with special guests The Jingle Belles, the trio of local singers Nikki Juvan, Liz Cleveland and Sarah Stone. Tickets $17 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students available at the THT box office, 382-9222

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Brandon Town Hall fundraiser sale in Brandon. Thursday, Dec. 19, 4-8 p.m., Brandon Town Hall. Ten vendors will set up in the new, heated lobby downstairs during Brandon’s Moonlight Madness shopping event. Hot drinks and food available. Funds raised through vendor fees and concessions help fund the town hall’s programming and ongoing renovations.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 9-10:30 a.m., Memorial Sports Center. Figure skating in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10:45-11:45 a.m., Memorial Sports Center. Adult stick & puck hockey in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 17, noon-1 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Gift wrapping and gift tag craft workshop in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Ilsley Library. Learn how to wrap gifts with pizazz. Decorate paper and gift tags and create a bow or two. Part of the Winter Craft Series meeting on Tuesdays. Info: 388-4095.

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7-9 p.m., Middlebury United Methodist Church. A family-oriented evening featuring local and guest artists and the audience singing carols. Donations benefit the Charter House Seasonal Temporary Housing Shelter. Free refreshments after the program. Info: 388-2510.

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Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Danforth Pewter, Seymour St. Free. Santa story time in Orwell. Saturday, Dec. 21, 10 a.m.-noon, Orwell Free Library. Listen to Santa stories, do a Santa craft and eat a holiday snack. Santa may even drop by to say hello. “Night Fires” in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 21, 4-6 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Annual winter solstice celebration put on by Theatre Group Ltd. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 seniors, $15 students, available at 382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org or at the THT box office. Also on Dec. 22. The Joe Levesque Big Band in Vergennes. Saturday, Dec. 21, 7-9 p.m., Vergennes Opera House. All ages are welcome for a magical evening of music and dance at the 10th annual VOH Christmas Ball. Tickets at the door $15 adults, $5 children, $40 families. Light snacks and beverages provided. Info: www.joelevesquebigband.com or (802) 264-5405. “Night Fires” in Middlebury. Saturday, Dec. 21, 8-10 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Annual winter solstice celebration put on by Theatre Group Ltd. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 seniors, $15 students, available at 382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org or at the THT box office. Also on Dec. 22.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 22, 1:45-3:15 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Annual “Messiah Sing” in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2-4 p.m., Middlebury Congregational Church. Annual open reading of Handel’s Messiah. Come sing favorite choruses or play in the orchestra. Directed by Jeff Rehbach. Open to the public. Requested donation $5 per person, $10 per family. Info: 989-7355. Soup supper and memory tree lighting in Starksboro. Sunday, Dec. 22, 5:30-6 p.m., First

Baptist Church of Starksboro. A free soup meal with fresh bread and cheese will be served in the fellowship hall, followed at 7 p.m. by the illumination ceremony. Candlelight service in Starksboro. Sunday, Dec. 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Starksboro Village Meeting House. The 1884 mirrored oil lamp chandelier will be lit, along with many candles, for this nondenominational service. Info: 453-2079. “Night Fires” in Middlebury. Sunday, Dec. 22, 8-10 p.m., Town Hall Theater. Annual winter solstice celebration put on by Theatre Group Ltd. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 seniors, $15 students, available at 382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org or at the THT box office.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 23, 2-3:30 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Stick and puck hockey in Middlebury. Monday, Dec. 23, 3:45-5 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Caroling in Starksboro. Monday, Dec. 23, 4-6 p.m., Starksboro First Baptist Church, 2806 VT Route 116. Caroling around the village, followed by a party in the fellowship hall of the church. VSO Brass Quintet and Counterpoint concert in Brandon. Monday, Dec. 23, 7-9 p.m., Brandon Congregational Church. Festive program ranging from holiday favorites such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and others, as well as concerto excerpts by Handel and Vivaldi. Tickets and info: www.vso.org.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 26, 12:30-2 p.m., Memorial Sports Center.

Holiday cheer MARY HOGAN ELEMENTARY School students stand up during the school’s annual holiday sing-along last year.

Independent file photo/Trent Campbell

Stick and puck hockey in Middlebury. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2:15-3:30 p.m., Memorial Sports Center.

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Public skating in Middlebury. Friday, Dec. 27, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Memorial Sports Center.

Table of Grace free meal in Vergennes. Friday, Dec. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vergennes Congregational Church. Monthly dinner sponsored by the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Vergennes Congregational and St. Peter’s churches. Free, but donations accepted. Menu: chili, corn bread, salad and dessert.

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This New Year, Make Reducing Waste Your Resolution!

Whether you are hibernating at home or braving the winter weather, there are lots of things you can do to reduce your impact on the environment and still be of good cheer. It’s easy to warm up to these reduce/reuse/recycle tips! The best things in life aren’t things. Give gifts that don’t require shelf space. Try a gift certificate for a sporting event, movie, play, or concert, or make a charitable donation in someone’s name. Think durable! Consider how long an item will last before you make a purchase. Often, a cheaper item will wear out before a more durable equivalent. Have the Holidays cluttered up your home? Donate your unwanted household items to a local charity or thrift store. It’s easy to do and can help make a difference in someone’s life. Still need more stuff? If you’re heading to the store, try bringing your own shopping bag. You’ll save disposable bags from being discarded, and as a bonus they won’t accumulate in your closet. New Year’s fun? For a low-impact party, put a lid on disposable silverware, dishware, and tablecloths. Use the durable stuff that you can wash and keep around. Cloth napkins add a touch of class to your holiday bash.

Give the perfect gift.

A Noonie Deli Gift Card!

Always look for items with recycled content. Make gifts. Everyone appreciates a home-cooked meal or baked goodies. Remember, when the holidays are over... Recyclable items include wrapping paper (except foil, mylar and bows), cardboard boxes, Christmas cards, and Christmas trees (through our Merry Mulch program). Check our website for places that collect and reuse packing peanuts and bubble wrap. Call us at 388-2333 for more information on how to reduce, reuse and recycle, or visit www.AddisonCountyRecycles.org.

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Middlebury Toy Drop Off Site It’s that time again. Coldwell Banker is proudly carrying on the traditon of its annual Toys For Tots campaign. every year, kids look forward to the promise of new toys for the holidays. and every year, many kids in our communities would be disappointed if it weren’t for this program and the generous help we receive from you, our friends and neighbors. our Coldwell Banker office is serving as a collection center again this year. So come by at your convenience with your donation of a new, unwrapped toy. If you are unable to come by, just give us a call and we will pick up the gift at your convenience. kids bring such joy to our lives. It’s nice to have a chance to bring some joy to theirs.

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From our kitchen to yours

GREAT FOOD • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

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When your syrup is ready turn the heat down to low and pour in the bottle of wine and brandy. Bring back to a gentle simmer and heat for about 5 minutes or depending on how much alcohol you want to burn off you can simmer a bit longer. Ladle it into glasses and serve warm.

Roasted Butternut Squash Pie

by Starrin Ricupero, executive chef at 51 Main at the Bridge. Middlebury, VT You can use store bought pie crust for this recipe, I suggest Pillsbury Just Unroll Pie Crust. Peel & cut butternut squash in to 1” cubes, roast at 400 degrees until tender, about 30 min., then mash. Pie Crust 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour plus extra for work surface ½ teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) cold, unsalted butter, cut into small cubes ¼ cup chilled solid vegetable shortening, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons cold vodka 2 tablespoons cold water Butternut Squash Filling 2 cups mashed & pureed, roasted butternut squash 1 ¼ cup heavy cream ¼ cup packed light brown sugar ¼ Vt. maple syrup, grade B is best 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1. Pie Crust: Using fork or fingers, rub flour, butter, shortening, sugar and salt together in a bowl until pea sized crumbles form. Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture. With rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix, pressing down on dough until it is slightly tacky and sticks together. Form into a flat disk; wrap and chill for 1 hour. 2. Heat oven between 350 – 375 degrees. Using a rolling pin, on a well floured work surface, roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness. Transfer to a 9 inch pie pan, and trim excess dough from edges; crimp with a fork or your fingers. 3. Butternut filling: In a large bowl; whisk together all ingredients for pie filling until smooth. Pour filling into prepared pie crust; Bake until the middle jiggles slightly when pie pan is tapped, about 45 min. Let cool to room temperature before serving. Recipes Contributed by 51 Main

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From our kitchen to yours Cranberry And Pistachio Biscotti INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup light olive oil 3/4 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 1/2 cups pistachio nuts DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). 2. In a large bowl, mix together oil and sugar until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts, then beat in the eggs. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually stir into egg mixture. Mix in cranberries and nuts by hand. 3. Divide dough in half. Form two logs (12x2 inches) on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Dough may be sticky; wet hands with cool water to handle dough more easily. 4. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until logs are light brown. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). 5. Cut logs on diagonal into 3/4 inch thick slices. Lay on sides on parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes, or until dry; cool. Recipe Contributed by Two Brothers Tavern Serves:36

Oftentimes during the Holiday Season, guests at the Waybury Inn will be greeted with warm, festive Gingerbread. The Suttons are kind enough this year to share their cherished recipe with us so our readers can warm-up their own holiday tables with this quintessential holiday treat. Enjoy!

Gingerbread 1 cup sugar 1 cup molasses 1 cup butter, melted 3 eggs 3 cups flour 1 1/4 cups boiling water

1 tbsp. ginger 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. grated nutmeg 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tbsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease and flour a 9-inch fluted tube pan. In a large bowl beat together the sugar, molasses, butter and eggs. In a seperate bowl combine the dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the boiling water to the egg mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes. Loosen the cake from the edges of the pan with a knife. Invert the cake onto the wire rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Top it all off with fresh whipped cream.

Recipe Contributed by the Waybury Inn

Festive Holiday Dining Grand Office Parties Full Catering Service Dining Room service from 5:00 p.m. ’til 9:00 p.m. each evening. Christmas Eve from 5:00 p.m. ’til 9:00 p.m. Christmas Day from noon ’til 4:00 p.m.

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From our kitchen to yours Milk Chocolate Maple Bacon Cookies

Cran Apple Pie with Almond Topping FILLING: 1/2 C sugar 1/4 C AP flour 3 Tbsp butter, melted 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp salt 5 medium tart apples, skins on, cored and sliced 1 C dried cranberries 1 9-inch pie shell

Makes 4 dozen
 1 pound maple bacon 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter room temperature 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 maple sugar, plus additional for sprinkling 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup flaked sea salt, plus additional for sprinkling 1/2 teaspoon maple extract 2 eggs 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 11.5 ounce bag milk chocolate chips

TOPPING: 1/2 C packed brown sugar 1/3 C AP flour 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 3 Tbsp cold unsalted butter 1/3 C sliced almonds, toasted

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until well browned and crispy. Transfer the toasted bacon to paper towels to drain and cool. Reserve the bacon grease in the skillet. Once the bacon has cooled, crumble or chop it into small chunks. Set aside.


Preheat oven to 375 F. In a bowl, combine the sugar, flour, nutmeg and salt. Then add the melted butter and toss to distribute. Add the apples and cranberries, toss gently, and pour into the pastry shell. Bake for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the oven to 375˚ F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, ½ cup of the reserved bacon grease, brown sugar, maple sugar, baking soda, salt and maple extract until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating and scraping the bowl in between additions.

Mix In the flour, then the chocolate chips, and crumbled bacon. Scoop the cookies onto the prepared baking sheets in 1 tablespoon mounds. Sprinkle the tops lightly with a bit of sea salt and maple sugar.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Cut in the butter in tiny bits and use your hands or a pastry cutter to incorprate until the butter bits are pea-sized and the mixture resembles coarse sand. Toast the almonds in the oven on a sheet pan or over medium-high heat in a skillet until they are golden brown. Add them to the topping mix.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden around the edges and the tops no longer look glossy.

Allow to cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

When the pie has been baking for 20 minutes, remove it from the oven, add the topping, and return it to the oven for another 40 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Recipe Contributed by Addison County Sugarmakers

Recipe Contributed by Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op

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From our kitchen to yours

Spinach Frittata with Bacon and Cheddar Cheddar Cheese Soup Makes 10 Cups 1/2 cup diced bacon (about 2 ounces) 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup chopped carrot 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 3/4 cup chopped green pepper 3 cups chicken stock 1-1/2 cups beer

3-1/2 cups milk 1 lb. sharp Vermont cheddar cheese, shredded 2/3 cup flour 1/2 cup heavy cream salt and pepper to taste chopped parsley

Saute bacon in butter until crisp and brown. Remove bacon with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel; reserve. Add vegetables to bacon drippings and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is transparent. Add vegetables to soup pot with stock and beer. Heat to boiling, then simmer until vegetables are tender. Scald milk over medium heat. Combine cheese and flour in plastic bag; toss to combine. When milk is hot, add cheese-flour mixture. Cook and stir until cheese melts and mixture thickens. Add to soup pot with cream, season to taste with salt and pepper and heat to serving temperature. Garnish with reserved bacon and parsley.

Perfect for holiday brunches or special breakfasts, Frittatas are a fun and creative way to serve eggs. An Italian-style flat omelet that’s baked in a skillet, this frittata recipe features spinach, bacon and cheddar cheese. You can cook everything in an old-fashioned cast-iron skillet, heating it on the stovetop, and then finishing up in the oven – couldn’t be easier! Prep Time: 15 minutes • Cook Time: 20 minutes • Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients: 8 eggs 1/2 cup whole milk 1/2 lb fresh spinach, rinsed, dried and torn into roughly 1-inch pieces

8 slices bacon 1/2 large onion, peeled and diced 1 cup grated cheddar cheese Kosher salt, to taste

Preparation: Preheat oven to 450°F. Cook the bacon in a cast iron skillet over medium-low heat. When bacon is crispy, remove it from the pan, drain on paper towels and set aside. When it’s cool, roughly chop it into ¼ inch pieces — or just crumble it up. Reserve about 2 Tbsp of bacon fat, then add diced onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until it’s slightly translucent. Turn off the heat under the pan, then add the spinach pieces and stir with a wooden spoon for a minute until the leaves are fully wilted. In a glass mixing bowl, thoroughly beat the eggs until nice and frothy. Add the milk and stir until combined. Season to taste with Kosher salt. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet, and sprinkle the bacon pieces in as well. Give everything a stir to distribute the ingredients evenly. This is the last time you’re going to stir, so get it all out of your system now! Turn the heat under the skillet back on to about medium and cook for about 5 minutes or until the egg begins to set. No stirring! Add the grated cheese, sprinkling it evenly across the top, and then transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until the eggs are fully cooked. Makes 4 wedge-shaped portions of frittata.

Recipe Contributed by Monument Farms Dairy

Recipe Contributed by Maple Meadow Farm

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From our kitchen to yours

Pig’s Milk Punch 2 oz WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey ½ oz simple syrup 4 dashes vanilla extract 3 oz milk Directions: Shake with ice for 30-40 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled glass and garnish with ground nutmeg and a dash of vanilla extract.

Peppermint Pig 2 oz WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Half lemon, quartered 4 peppermint leaves ¾ oz simple syrup 1 dash The Bitter Truth Old Time Bitters 1 dash The Bitter Truth Orange Bitters Directions: Muddle lemon, add mint and press. Add remaining ingredients and shake. Strain over fresh ice in old-fashioned glass. Garnish with peppermint sprig.

Lipstick on a Pig 2 oz WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey ½ oz Grand Marnier ½ oz egg white (about 1/3) ¼ oz Grenadine

Vermont’s Finest Holiday Spirit.

Directions: Stir ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange peel or fresh cherry.

Recipes Contributed by WhistlePig


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Holiday calendar

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box office, 382-9222 or www.townhalltheater.org, or at the Middlebury Inn, 388-4961. Fireworks in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7:30-8 p.m., old American Legion, Creek Road. Annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display, followed by free public skating at the Memorial Sports Center. Made possible by American Legion Post 27. Free public skating in Middlebury. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8-9:30 p.m., Memorial Sports Center. Annual New Year’s Eve free event, sponsored by the Middlebury Rec Department. New Year’s Eve party in Middlebury Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Town Hall Theater. Ring in the New Year with live music and dancing. Food and drink available with free champagne at midnight. Tickets $15, available at the THT box office, 382-9222 or www.townhalltheater.org.

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