The Town of Brandon is overflowing with holiday events and more,
in this week, and the weeks to come.
On Nov. 30, Otter Valley Union High School hosts a presentation
called "The Social Black Bear" by an author and wildlife biologist,
Ben Kilham. He will be talking about his experiences raising
orphaned bear cubs at 7 p.m. in the OV Auditorium. The event is
free and open to the public.
Saturday, Dec. 1, there will be a mini-Christmas bazaar in the
Undercroft of St. Thomas Church from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Hopkins
Book Store, from the Cathedral of St. Paul, in Burlington is
sending a consignment of books and members of the congregation will
have Christmas handmade items for sale as well. Fudge, cookies and
a variety of homemade goodies will be on sale. Soup and bread will
be available for lunch.
On Sunday, Dec. 2, join the Friends of the Brandon Free Public
Library for their annual holiday auction. Over 50 local patrons and
artists donate holiday wreaths, decor, artwork and treasures for
the event. Enjoy music, refreshments, and door prizes. A preview of
the auction items begins at 2:30 p.m., with the auction beginning
at 3:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, Dec. 4, take part in a wine tasting in The Café
Provence Private Dining Room with Foley Wine Group and G.Housen.
Call for details or reservations at 802-247-9997.
Also on Tuesday, Dec. 4, the St. Petersburg Men's Ensemble will
perform at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church on Rt. 73 in
ForestDale. Russian Sacred Music as well as Russian Folk Music will
make up the repertoire for this unique concert. Attendance is by
free will donation and refreshments will be available after the
concert, as we greet the four gentlemen from Russia. For further
information on this performance, please call Rev. Margo Fletcher at
Then, to kick off local holiday shopping, Dec. 5 is the first of
two evenings of Moonlight Madness, with area shops open late, with
sales and specials 'til 9 p.m.
For more information on any of the events, contact the Brandon
Area Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401.