Middlebury is home for the holidays

Saturday, Nov. 27

•"Magical Story of the Nutcracker": TBA, downtown Middlebury.

•Celebrate the Holidays with the Snake Mountain Bluegrass band, 8:30 p.m., at Two Brothers Tavern Lounge & Stage 86 Main St., in downtown Middlebury at the new traffic rotary. Middlebury College instructor Gregg Humphrey and Middlebury construction company owner Mike Connor formed Snake Mountain Bluegrass 20 years ago. Free concert. Always call and confirm: 802-388-0002.

Sunday, Nov. 28

•Holiday Dollhouses, Trains and Gifts at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, 1 Park St., Middlebury. Holiday gift ideas. For hours exhibit and gift shop hours call 802-388-2117.

Monday, Nov. 30

•Holiday Flute Ensemble Concert features local student musicians playing J. S. Bach's "Greensleeves Fantasia", "La Milonga" by Caliendo, "Nutcracker Suite Overture", and Brian Boru's "March", at 7:30 p.m., in the Middlebury College Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall. Free.

Wednesday, Dec. 1

•"Middlebury Unveils Gov. Jim Douglas Portrait" event, 6 p.m., Town Hall Theater, across from the Middlebury Green. Free. Artist Kate Gridley will unveil Middlebury resident Gov. Douglas's official portrait, 6 p.m. Reception and refreshments to follow. Free. Call 802-382-9222 for information.

•"Toddler Storyhour": 10:30-11:15 a.m. at downtown Ilsley Public Library. This storyhour is designed for toddlers. Storyhour provides children an opportunity to develop language skills through stories, songs and rhymes. Craft activities help children develop their motor skills, too. Storyhour is a great opportunity for parents and children to have a positive social experience.

Thursday, Dec. 2

•"Holiday Jazz Showcase": 8 p.m. at Middlebury College's Mahaney Center for the Arts, Lower Lobby. Under the tutelage of Director of jazz Activities Dick Forman, student musicians and vocalists present a cabaret-style evening of jazz stylings. Free.

Dec. 3-21

•"Gingerbread Time!" The Vermont Folklife Center's 12th Annual Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit. Vermont Folklife Center, 88 Main St., Middlebury. For times and other details call 802-388-4964.

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