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directed by Jeffrey W. Holmes, also guests trumpeter, Steve Sonntag and guest conductor, Eric Blanchet. Tickets $3-$10, available at the Fine Arts Center box office, 413-545-2511 or www.umasstix.com

Tickets, $15 in advance, $18 at the door, available at www.brattleborotix.com.

featuring the Norwich University Cadet Color Guard and Drill Team, the New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drum Band, military vehicles on display and a barbecue, proceeds will be donated to the New Hampshire and Vermont Veterans Homes

benefits the Friends of the Library, part of "Browsing Through the Leaves, the New Hampshire Statewide Book Sale Tour"

all area children invited and will receive a complimentary photo and a gift from Santa, refreshments available, 3-6 p.m., Santa visit; 6:30 p.m., music by The Marlborough School Chorus; Dec. 16, 3-6 p.m., Santa visit

baked beans cooked underground, brown bread baked in coffee cans, Hobo soup and dessert, entertainment by The Cheshiremen Barbershop Quartet, Junction 1-3-5, hosted by the Troy Cheshire Railroad Commission. $5-$10. Reservations, 242-9796

benefit dance and auction featuring local bands 84 Sheepdog and Spectris, hors d'oeuvres, raffle and many auction items, proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. $10.