Friday, December 18
Carol Singing: Charlotte Congregational Church. Carols of many lands—a sing-along. Join us in singing old favorites and new! 6–7:30 p.m.
Performance: “Night Fires” at Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. $25, $21 seniors, $20 students. 8 p.m. Please note that pre-show singing begins approximately 20 minutes before the show. Info: townhalltheater.org.
Saturday, December 19
Performance: “Night Fires.” 4 and 8 p.m. (See Dec. 18.)
Performance: Vermont Ballet Theater presents The Nutcracker. Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Info: 802-863-5966 or flynntix.org.
Concert: Social Band presents “Deep Midwinter: Songs from Winter’s Heart.” Charlotte Congregational Church. $15 suggested donation. 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Wheelchair accessible. Info: socialband.org, or 802-355-4216.
Sunday, December 20
Pagaent: Charlotte Congregational Church. Christmas Pageant. 10 a.m.
Performance: “Night Fires.” 4 p.m. (See Dec. 18.)
Performance: The Nutcracker. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. (See Dec. 19.)
Concert: The Celtic Mass for Peace—Songs for the Earth, composed by classical guitarist and Middlebury resident, Sam Guarnaccia. All Souls Interfaith Gathering, Shelburne. Free. 5 p.m.
Monday, December 21
Concert: Sons of Serendip Holiday Concert. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. $40. 7:30 p.m. Info: townhalltheater.org.
Tuesday, December 22
Performance: No Strings Marionettes present Scrooge, A Christmas Carol. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. Free ages 16 and under. $10 adults. 4 p.m. Info: townhalltheater.org.
Thursday, December 24
Service: Charlotte Congregational Church Christmas Eve Services. Family Service: 4:30 p.m. Traditional Candlelight Service: 7 p.m.
Friday, December 25
Free Meal: 11th Annual Holiday Dinner. Elks Lodge, 925 North Avenue, Burlington. Special gathering at 1 p.m. for seniors. If you are over 50 years of age and would like transportation, please contact Megan Humphrey at 864-7528 or email@example.com. Any time from noon to 3 p.m.
(or events featuring a Charlotter)
Saturday, December 26
Concert: Charlotter Paige Thibault, 15,
performing original music accompanied by vocals and piano at the Radio Bean. Free. 8 North Winooski Ave. 7–8 p.m.
Saturday, January 2
Workshop: One-day Circus Camp. 3130 Mt. Philo Rd. 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Kids ages 4 to 9. Info: skyboundcircus.weebly.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Around the Area
Saturday, December 19
Volunteer Opportunity: Build connector trails for people hiking the new 3.5-mile Sophie’s Lair loop trail. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Okay to leave early.) Meet at 9 a.m. at the trailhead for Florence Hathaway Trail in Willsboro, N.Y., on Route 22, about 1.3 miles south of the bridge over the Boquet River, or 3.2 miles north of Essex. Let us know if you plan to attend. Info: 518-962-2287 or email@example.com.
Thursday, December 31
Concert: Vermont Youth Orchestra New Year’s Eve Concert. St. Michael’s College. 3 p.m. Free. Info: vyo.org.