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Colchester Community Chorus Concert. “Heavenly Harmonies” will include selections by Braz, Herman, Leavitt, Luis de Victoria, Martin, Miller & Jackson, Ross, Rutter, Wood and others. Directed by Carol Reichard, Frank Whitcomb will be the accompanist and Heidi Soons will play harp. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. at Colchester High School auditorium. Free with donations accepted. Contact Georgene Raub: 862-3910.
Grand Opening Reception. Winooski Circle Arts, 41 Main Street, on the roundabout, Winooski. Dec. 6 from 5-8 p.m. More info: www.winooskicirclearts.com. Contact Liza Cowan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 399-2670.
Silent Auction. Bid on fine art photography to benefit Hunger Free VT at Darkroom Gallery at 12 Main Street in Essex Junction Dec. 8. Refreshments will be served. Contact: 777-3686.
Performance. Stage Version of Holiday Classic “It’s A Wonderful Life”. Presented by the Lamoille County Players. Dec. 6-7 and 13-14, 7 p.m.; Dec. 8 and 15, 2 p.m. Hyde Park Opera House. $18 Regular / $12 Student and Senior. Info: www.LCPlayers.com. Contact: 888-4507.
Holiday Concert. The Vermont Fiddle Orchestra will be presenting its annual Holiday Concert with youth fiddlers, refreshments and a silent auction. College Hall Chapel on the green at the Vermont College of Fine Arts on East State Street in Montpelier. Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and children 12 and under are free. Contact: 1-877-343-3531(FIDDLE1), email@example.com or www.vtfiddleorchestra.org.
Art Under the Influence. “Art Under the Influence of Sue Mowrer Adamson.” Art Under the Influence is a fun, stress free event designed to reconnect the community through creativity. Each month SEABA and a local artist provide instruction, materials, and a fun environment to create and network. Drink! 135 St. Paul Street, Burlington. Dec. 12 from 6-8 p.m. More info: seaba.com/artundertheinfluence or 859-9222.
Performance. “Winter Tales,” produced by the Vermont Stage Company. Come to the 9th annual celebration to lighten hearts during the dark days of winter. Featuring new stories by Vermont writers, student poetry and songs. Tickets include complimentary hot cider and molasses cookies. FlynnSpace, Burlington. Dec. 4-8. Wed-Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m. Tickets $32: 86-FLYNN or www.flynntix.org. A Gala performance will be held Dec. 8 at 6 p.m., which includes hors d’ouerves, a silent auction, a champagne toast, hot cider, gingersnaps and homemade molasses cookies. Tickets $55: www.vtstage.org.
Concert. The Oriana Singers and Orchestra presents “Messiah,” the complete 1754 Foundling Hospital version by George Frideric Handel. Directed by William Metcalfe. Soloists: Sopranos Sarah Cullins and Mary Bonhag; Mezzo-soprano Wendy Hoffman; Tenor Adam Hall; and Bass Gary Moreau. The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 2 Cherry Street, Burlington. Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: adult $25, student $10 at www.flynntix.org or at the door. More info: orianasingersvt.org
Caspian Arts Exhibit. An exhibition of unique creations from 16 artists of the Caspian Arts. Works include fine art in watercolor, oils and acrylics, kiln-fired glass, bronzes, ceramics, fiber and jewelry. The exhibition runs through Dec. 22. Emile A Gruppe Gallery, Jericho Center. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Info: www.emilegruppegallery.com.
Photography Exhibit: “Feast.” From farm to table; the harvesting, preparing and plating of culinary masterpieces. A reception will be held at the conclusion of the exhibit on Dec. 8 from 3-5 p.m. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction. Contact: 777-3686.
Call To Artists: Holiday Exhibitions. The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is now accepting applications for small works and ornaments, gifts $50 and under, and large works. Deadline Dec. 2. Submission details: http://form.jotformpro.com/form/33164967318967. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
People’s choice competition. 39 architectural photographs will be displayed online by the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Caste your vote until Nov. 27. The winner will be announced at the AIAVT annual meeting and design awards. All entries are from architects in Vermont. More information and to vote: aiavt.org/awards/entries/peopleschoice.
“Visions of Vermont.” Featuring photographers Patricia Lyon-Surrey, Lisa Dimondstein, Julie Parker, Sandra Shenk and Gail Yanowitch, a potter. Through Nov. 30. Shelburne Vineyard, 6308 Shelburne Road. Contact Gail Albert: 985-8222 or email@example.com.
“Of Land & Local.” A multidisciplinary exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about the Vermont landscape, featuring works from over 40 international and Vermont-based artists. Through Dec. 7. The BCA Center, Church Street, Burlington.
“Shades of Fall,” a small picture exhibition featuring 88 artists presented by the Bryan Memorial Gallery. Free and open to the public. 180 Main Street, Jeffersonville, Through Dec. 29. The gallery is open Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact: Mickey Myers 644-5100.
“Art on Post-it’s.” Drawings from New York artist Jack Maiorino, Art on Post-it’s. Through Nov. 30. Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace, Flynn Avenue, Burlington. More info: www.vintageinspired.net.
“Small Treasures, Big Impressions,” a Brandon Artists Guild member show, featuring fine art scaled to smaller dimensions. Handcrafted ornaments for purchase. Free and open to the public. The Brandon Artists Guild, 7 Center Street, Burlington. Through Jan. 28. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Karen Deets: 247-4956 or visit brandonartistsguild.com.
“Night Moves.” Detroit-based artist and professor Heather McGill exhibits two-dimensional sculptures from a constructed and physical basis. Through Dec. Burlington City Arts, 135 Church Street, Burlington. Contact: 865-7166.
“Eat: The Social Life of Food.” Exploration of the relationship between people and food through objects, photographs, paintings and writings. Through May 18. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, 61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington. Contact: 656-2090.
“Look Again: Images of Daily Life, 17th-21st Century.” Genre scenes depicting daily life through 5 centuries. Through Dec. 13. Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, 61 Colchester Avenue, Burlington. Contact: 656-2090.
Faces.” An enduring fascination with the photographic portrait. Opens Dec. 12 with a reception at the close of the exhibit on Jan. 5 from 3-5 p.m. Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction. Contact: 777-3686.
“Wherever There is a Soul to Admire.” Timothy Jude Smith uses video and photography to investigate a curious trend he noticed in 2011 of Mid-Western real estate developers naming their suburban subdivisions after the famous Walden Pond of Massachusetts. An opening reception, along with a brief artist’s talk will take place Dec. 7 from 5-6 p.m. Exhibit runs through December. West Branch Gallery in Stowe. Contact: 253-8943.