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Elements of Glass

Through Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Through Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Through March 29, 2020, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-649-2200

In partnership with Simon Pearce and their artisans, this exhibit interprets in glass the elements of water, fire and wood through drawings, videos and touchable samples which illuminate the process behind designing and creating glass pieces. Regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2. Through March 2020. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
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'Holiday Punch!'

Sat., Nov. 23, 11 a.m.
802-457-3500
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Modern Times Theater's old-fashioned puppet show gets the audience cracking up as Mr. Punch searches for a holiday turkey with added merriment of original live music. $8; preregister.
The Grange Theatre 65 Stage Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
'Holiday Punch!'

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Junk Music and Sound Experimentation Workshop

Sat., Nov. 23, 12 p.m.
802-457-3500

Music lovers of all ages learn to make functioning instruments and noisemakers from common household items and garbage. $10; preregister.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
Junk Music and Sound Experimentation Workshop

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Young At Art

Mondays, 10-11 a.m. Continues through Dec. 23
802-457-3500

Little ones in play clothes drop in and ignite their imagination through dance, paint and more. $5.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
Young At Art

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Zack's Place Turkey Trot

Thu., Nov. 28, 10 a.m.
802-457-5868
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This scenic 5K walk/run raises funds for a free enrichment center serving community members with special needs. Live music, hot chocolate and coffee add to the holiday festivities. Registration open 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, or 8-9:30 a.m. day of race. $30-35.
Woodstock Elementary School 15 South St, Woodstock Windsor (map)
Zack's Place Turkey Trot

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Tomie dePaola: Annual Thanksgiving Signing

Sat., Nov. 30, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
802-649-1114

This beloved children's author and illustrator chats with children (and grownups, too) while autographing books.
Norwich Bookstore 291 Main Street, Norwich Windsor (map)
Tomie dePaola: Annual Thanksgiving Signing

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Books & Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

First Monday of every month, 10:30-11:15 & 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Continues through May 4
802-649-2200
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Children’s literature and hands-on activities combine for fun science learning and exploration. Ages 3-5 with a parent or caregiver. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
Books & Beyond: Science for Preschoolers

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Krampusnacht — Stories of Light and Dark for the Winter Solstice

Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
802-767-4800
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Krampus — the dark companion of St. Nicholas who punishes naughty children in European folklore — spellbinds the audience with original and around-the-world tales told by local authors of this season's dual nature. $10.
Spice Studio 482 S. Main St., Rochester Windsor (map)
Krampusnacht — Stories of Light and Dark for the Winter Solstice

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Freelance Singers Holiday Concerts

Sat., Dec. 7, 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
802-457-9818
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The community flocks to free holiday music.
Freelance Singers Holiday Concerts

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Clifton Fadiman's 'Wally the Wordworm'

Wed., Dec. 11, 7 p.m.
802-649-1114

Originally published in 1964, this classic picture book about a worm who lives on words and discovers the dictionary is presented by the author's daughter, Anne Fadiman.
Norwich Bookstore 291 Main Street, Norwich Windsor (map)
Clifton Fadiman's 'Wally the Wordworm'

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Wassail Weekend

Dec. 13-15
802-457-3555
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Woodstock welcomes the winter season with a weekend including live music, the Woodstock History Center's open house, events at the Billings Farm and Museum, House Tours, an equestrian parade on the Village Green and more. fees vary.
Woodstock Village Green Woodstock Village, Woodstock Windsor (map)
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Wassail Holiday Community Sing

Sat., Dec. 14, 12:45-1:45 p.m.
802-457-9818
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As part of Woodstock's Wassail Weekend, families sing historic Christmas carols, followed by refreshments and viewing of the annual Horse Parade.
Wassail Holiday Community Sing

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'The Grinch'

Sun., Dec. 15, 3-5 p.m.
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The beloved Dr. Seuss classic gets the kiddie crowd clapping for the cynical grump who wants to steal Christmas, but has his heart changed by a child's generous holiday spirit. Preregister for a free craft workshop at 2 p.m. Ages 3 and up. $3; preregister.
The Grange Theatre 65 Stage Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
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Community Messiah Sing

Sun., Dec. 15, 4-6 p.m.
802-457-3981
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This annual conclusion to Wassail Weekend features a world-class ensemble and four soloists performing portions of Handel’s famous composition with audience participation in the choruses. suggested donation $10.
Our Lady of the Snows Church 7 South St., Woodstock Windsor (map)
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Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Wed., Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.
802-457-3500

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Musicians and Counterpoint vocalists make for a merry evening, featuring a new composition, traditional favorites and a carol singalong with the audience. $30.
The Grange Theatre 65 Stage Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
Vermont Symphony Orchestra

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Christmas Pageant

Thu., Dec. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
802-457-9818
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The community comes out for a covered dish dinner, followed by a traditional holiday performance.
Christmas Pageant

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Christmas at the Farm

Sat., Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 13-15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 21-24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-457-2355
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Fête the season the old-fashioned way, with 19th-century crafts, tours of the 1890 farmhouse and historic ornament-making. Horse-drawn sleigh or wagon rides, December 15 and December 26-January 1, weather permitting. regular museum admission, $4-16; free for children under 3.
Billings Farm & Museum Rt 12 & Old River Rd, Woodstock Windsor (map)
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Chain Reactions

Fri., Dec. 27, 12-4 p.m. and Mon., Dec. 30, 12-4 p.m.
802-649-2200
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Families have fun fashioning oversized machines with the museum's materials and tools, and then collaborate to put everyone's creations together. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
Chain Reactions

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'Bird of Prey' Documentary Screening

Sat., Dec. 28, 4-5:30 & 7-8:30 p.m.
802-359-5000
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Avian admirers of all ages soak up this film by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology about the story to save the rarest eagle on earth. suggested donation, $10.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
'Bird of Prey' Documentary Screening

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Vermont Day at VINS

Sun., Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-359-5000
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Naturalists of all ages enjoy the exhibits and programs of this educational center and wild avian rehabilitation center at a reduced fee. $5 admission for Vermont residents.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
Vermont Day at VINS

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Winter Wildlife Celebration

Sat., Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
802-359-5000
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Animal enthusiasts explore exhibits and wintery trails with interactive guided tours and talks in the morning, followed by afternoon indoor and outdoor games, crafts and a toasty campfire with treats. regular museum admission, $14.50-16.50; free for children under 4.
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way, Quechee Windsor (map)
Winter Wildlife Celebration

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'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's Child'

Sat., Jan. 25, 10 a.m.
802-457-3500
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These two short children's films enchant the audience with the story of a magical mouse and an imaginary monster. Ages 2-8.
ArtisTree/Purple Crayon 2095 Pomfret Rd., South Pomfret Windsor (map)
'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's Child'

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Astronomy Day

Sat., Jan. 25, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
802-649-2200
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What's up in the night sky? A full day of celestial activities for all starry-eyed ages includes making a scale model of the solar system, discovering what's in the night sky and an up-close examination of meteorites. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
Astronomy Day

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Montshire Makers

Fri., Jan. 31, 6-7:30 p.m., Fri., March 6, 6-7:30 p.m., Fri., April 3, 6-7:30 p.m. and Fri., May 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
802-649-2200
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Middle school inventors use their imagination and the museum's materials to create cool projects, with different monthly themes. Grades 6-8. $8-15; preregistration encouraged.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
Montshire Makers

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Igloo Build

Sat., Feb. 15, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
802-649-2200
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Bundled-up families learn to construct insulated, sturdy snow dwellings during this long-running Montshire tradition with igloo-building expert Dr. Bert Yankielun. regular museum admission, $13-16; free for members and children under 2.
Montshire Museum of Science 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich Windsor (map)
Igloo Build

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