Friday, Dec. 20

Rockwell biographer appearance

MANCHESTER -- The Northshire Bookstore will welcome art critic and biographer Deborah Solomon presenting her her spirited and authoritative biography, "American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell," on Friday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.

Walloomsac Food and Craft December Swap

BENNINGTON -- The Walloomsac Food and Craft December Swap is Friday, Dec. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Webster Hall at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street. We'll start again with a potluck supper, during which swappers will also be able to wander over to the swap tables and sign up for the items in which they are interested. Swap negotiations will begin around 7 p.m. As always, you may bring as few or as many swap items as you would like. Try to keep the value of your items around $5 so everyone feels they are getting a fair deal. At the last swap we decided in addition to swapping food, crafts, etc. we would like to have a holiday cookie exchange. If you would like to participate please bring 4 dozen cookies divided into 8 bags with six cookies per bag.

Remember, family members and friends are welcome to attend, even those who are not interested in swapping.