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Annual Music Festival at Bennington College

The Bennington College annual Music Festival takes place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The festival is an eclectic program of student compositions and performances across the spectrum—string quartets, rock bands, choruses, and electronics—plus other surprises.

The performance is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Deane Carriage Barn.

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Church cookie sale to aid Food Cupboard

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The First Baptist Church of Manchester is holding "Cookies for the Cupboard," a benefit cookie salefrom 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. The cookies will be sold for $8.50 a pound and containers will be provided. There will be a wide variety of cookies some decorated.The proceeds from this sale will go to the renovation of the church's kitchen and other outreaches, such as The Food Cupboard.

The church is located at the small roundabout at the corner of Main and Bonnet streets. For questions call Dottie Sundquist at 802-375-6127.

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Taconic offers evening of holiday music

Manchester Community Library and Taconic Music present "An Evening of Holiday Music" on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the library. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception offering mulled cider, mulled wine, and sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres donated by area fine restaurants.

Joana Genova and Sarah Briggs, violins, Ariel Rudiakov, viola, and Nathaniel Parke, cello, will play light classical, Broadway, and holiday tunes, starting at 6:30 p.m. Their performance will offer some pieces to warm your heart and bring a tear to your eye, others to make you snap your fingers and tap your feet.

The evening is a holiday gift to the community; the pre-program reception and musical performance are free and open to all. The event is co-sponsored by Christmas Days and The Roberta and Russell Housman Charitable Foundation. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester. For more information, call the library at 802-362-2607.


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