Entertainment calendar for Jan. 2-8

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Messiah Sing-Along: 3 p.m. St. James' Episcopal Church hosts its 16th annual holiday presentation of Handel's masterwork, The Messiah. Featuring a chamber orchestra and vocal soloists under the direction of Matthew Williamson, of Williams College. All are welcome. Free, although free-will offerings will be accepted. For more information, call 802-375-9952, visit www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org or e-mail stjamesparishoffice@gmail.com. St. James' Episcopal Church, 46 Church St., Arlington.


First Sundays Free: 1-4 p.m. Family-friendly activities related to the theme "New Horizons" throughout the museum. More information at clarkart.edu or 413-458-0524. Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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Life drawing: 6-8 p.m. Two-hour long session without an instructor. A model will pose for various lengths of time. Artists who want to draw using the exhibitions and or gallery architecture for inspiration are also welcome. Continuing every Tuesday for five weeks. Cost $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Open to adults and to teens 14 and older with parent/guardian permission. To register, call 802-362-1405. Southern Vermont Art Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.



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Reinventing the Family Home: 7 p.m. Middlebury College professor Erin Sassin examines how American reformers and homeowners have, in pursuit of "the simple life," attempted to reinvent the form and idea of the single-family home, from farmhouses and communal experiments to the current tiny house phenomenon. First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester.


Winter Wonderland: Winter-themed art created by the SVAC's artist members. Through Sunday. Yester House, Southern Vermont Arts Center, 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

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