Charlotte Events (or featuring a Charlotter)

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Thursday, November 19
Meeting: Planning Commission, 7 p.m. Charlotte Town Hall. Info: charlottevt.org.
Friday, November 20
Event: Vermont Comedy Divas, featuring Josie Leavitt. Doors 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Magic Hat Artifactory, 5 Bartlett Bay Road, South Burlington. $25. Over 21 only. “Divas Do Good” show to benefit survivors of domestic abuse. Proceeds from Magic Hat beer sales will be donated to Women Helping Battered Women. Info: 658-2739 or magichat.net.
Play: Transitions… 8 p.m. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, FlynnSpace, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: flynntix.org. See Saturday, November 21 for details.
Saturday, November 21
Play: Transitions… 8 p.m. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, FlynnSpace, 153 Main St., Burlington. $25, $21 for students. Fourteen women—all facing abrupt shifts in their lives—come together in seven different scenarios. Devised by Seth Jarvis and developed with 11 local theater luminaries, Transitions… is an experiment in collaboration and an exploration of life’s upheavals and moments on the precipice of change. Info: flynntix.org.
Sunday, November 22
Play: Transitions… 8 p.m. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, FlynnSpace, 153 Main St., Burlington. Info: flynntix.org. See Saturday, November 21 for details.
Tuesday, November 24
Meeting: Zoning Board of Adjustment, 7 p.m. Charlotte Town Hall. Info: charlottevt.org.
Meeting: Conservation Commission, 7 p.m. Charlotte Town Hall. Info: charlottevt.org.
Friday, November 27
Holiday Craft Fair: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Masonic Hall on Middle Rd., Bridport. Free. Over 50 crafters with handcrafted, quality merchandise at country prices.
Saturday, November 28
Holiday Craft Fair: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Masonic Hall on Middle Rd., Bridport. Free. See Friday, November 27 for details.
Craft Fair: 26th Annual Women’s Festival of Crafts. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Auditorium, Burlington. Free. Browse through over 80 craftswomen’s booths to find just the right handmade jewelry, artwork, pottery, food products, greeting cards, clothing, recycled and upcycled items, housewares, aromatherapy, herbal products, and more. Charlotte artists Mary Anne Gatos (Mantis Pottery) and Barbara Hoke will be participating. Info: womensfestivalofcrafts.com.
Sunday, November 29
Craft Fair: 26th Annual Women’s Festival of Crafts.10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Memorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free. Info: womensfestivalofcrafts.com. See Saturday, November 28 for details.
Wednesday, December 2
Film: Architecture + Design Film Series: Matisse: From Tate Modern and MOMA, Seventh Art Productions. Doors open/reception begins at 6 p.m., film begins at 6:30. Contois Auditorium, City Hall, Burlington. Charlotte sponsors include Vermont Eco-Floors and Artisan Engineering. Info: adfilmseries.org.
Event: Annual tree decorating at the Charlotte Senior Center. 1 p.m. Fill the tree with handmade ornaments and sing along with Orchard Coral and Carlanne Herzog.
Thursday, December 3
Film: The Merchants of Doubt documentary with discussion following. 7 p.m. Charlotte Congregational Church. Presented by Transition Town Charlotte. The 90-minute documentary exposes a concerted strategy to create doubt about the facts of climate change through the use of pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities. Based on the book by Naomi Oreskes. Refreshments will be served. For information contact Ruah Swennerfelt at ruahswennerfelt@gmail.com.
Sunday, December 6
Concert: Annual Messiah Sing, 4 p.m. Charlotte Congregational Church. $12 adult, $40 for a group of 4. CCC invites the community to their fifth annual sing-along performance of Handel’s Messiah, featuring musicians from the Vermont Symphony, the Burlington Chamber Orchestra and four professional vocalists, accompanied by a chorus of audience and choir members. Info: charlotteucc.org or contact the church office at 425-3176 or charlotteucc@gmavt.net.
Around the Area
Thursday, November 19
Musical: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. 7:30 p.m. Shelburne Town Center stage, 5420 Shelburne Road. $15. Shelburne Players’ fall musical comedy by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts. The longest running revue in off-Broadway history exposes everything you’ve secretly thought about dating, mating and romance but were afraid to admit. Info: shelburneplayers.com or 343-2602.
Friday, November 20
Event: Young Writers Project coffeehouse. 6 p.m., music, free snacks, 6:30 p.m. open mic. Maglianero Café, 47 Maple Street, Burlington. Middle and high school poets, storytellers, and musicians take to the stage for an open mic. Difficult topics welcome, but imagery and language should be something you would feel good about sharing with your 12-year-old cousin. Open mic participants get free YWP swag! Open to all ages.
Art Opening: Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery: “Passages: a group exhibit,” featuring the work of Adelaide Murphy Tyrol along with 15 other artists.

Public reception 5:30–7:30 p.m. 86 Falls Rd, in Shelburne Village. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9:30-5:30 and Saturdays 10–5. Exhibit shows through Jan. 30, 2016. Info: 985-3848 or joan@fsgallery.com.
Plays: This is Not a Good Time by Jessie Raymond and The Varieties of Romantic Experience: An Introduction by Robert Cohen. 7:30 p.m. Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant St. Middlebury. $15. Two new plays by local playwrights, directed by Douglas Anderson. Info: 802-382-9222 and townhalltheater.org. Also see Saturday, November 21.
Musical: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Shelburne Town Center stage, 5420 Shelburne Road. See Thursday, November 19 for details.
Saturday, November 21
Opera: Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater live broadcast of Lulu, Alban Berg’s tragedy of a sexually irresistible woman who destroys the lives of everyone around her. 12:30 p.m. Free pre-show talk by Greg Vitercik at 11:45. Tickets are $24/$10 students. Approximate HD runtime: 267 min. Info: 802-382-9222 and
townhalltheater.org.

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