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    Ibram X. Kendi

    Ibram X. Kendi

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    Fri., Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.

    In 2016, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, then 34 years old, became the youngest person ever to win the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his second book, Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. A professor of history and international relations and founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C., Kendi brings his breadth of knowledge to the 45th annual Vermont Humanities Fall Conference. Members of the public are invited to listen in on Kendi’s keynote address “Racist Ideas in America: From Slavery to Black Lives Matter.” at Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont in Burlington (map). Free.

    English Country Dance

    English Country Dance

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    Fri., Nov. 16, 7-9:30 p.m.

    Wendy Gilchrist and Val Medve lead adults and teens in steps popular in the time of Jane Austen. Bring potluck snacks. Beginners' class, 6:30 p.m.; dance, 7-9:30 p.m. at Elley-Long Music Center, Saint Michael's College in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). $10-15.

    Montshire Unleashed

    Montshire Unleashed

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    Fri., Nov. 16, 6:30-9 p.m., Fri., Jan. 18, 6:30-9 p.m., Fri., Feb. 15, 6:30-9 p.m., Fri., March 15, 6:30-9 p.m. and Fri., April 12, 6:30-9 p.m.

    Grown-ups let their scientific curiosity run wild during after-hours activities. Local fare, wine and Jasper Murdock's Alehouse brews are available for purchase. at Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich. Upper Valley (map). $7-10; free for members; for ages 21 and up.

    'New Voices: Night of Drums'

    'New Voices: Night of Drums'

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

    The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts continues its commitment to showcasing the intermingling of musical traditions in and around Burlington with its New Voices concert series. Now in its third season, the series shines a light on local and regional performers, many of whom have immigrant or refugee backgrounds. The first concert of the 2018-19 season, “Night of Drums,” features Ghanaian ensemble the Five Town All-Stars, led by drummer Victor Koblavi Dogah, and the all-female Korean drum troupe Sori Mori. Audience members may find that “the world rhythms of our new American friends and neighbors have reset the heartbeat of Burlington,” as the Flynn Center puts it in a press release. at FlynnSpace in Burlington (map). $15.

    Turkey Trot

    Turkey Trot

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Beautiful scenery and a homemade lunch reward runners and walkers of all ages. Registration, 8:30 a.m.; race, 10 a.m. at Westford Elementary School in Westford. Chittenden County (map). $12-15; free for Tot Trot.

    Vermont Rails Model Railroad Show

    Vermont Rails Model Railroad Show

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Locomotive enthusiasts follow the tracks to a large display of this popular hobby. at Barre City Auditorium in Barre. Barre/Montpelier (map). $2-6; free for kids under 6.

    Middlebury College Community Chorus

    Middlebury College Community Chorus

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 7-8:15 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 3-4:15 p.m.

    One hundred local and student singers find perfect harmony in "A Song Arising." at Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College in Middlebury. Middlebury Area (map). Free.

    Peter Griggs

    Peter Griggs

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

    In “500 Years of Music for Guitar,” the six-string master performs everything from an Irish jig, a Spanish flamenco and a Brazilian samba to classical works from throughout the ages. at Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Donations.

    Jane Boxall & the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra

    Jane Boxall & the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra

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    Sat., Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 18, 4-6 p.m.

    The program "¡Viva La Marimba!," featuring compositions by Jorge Sarmientos and others, showcases the marimba soloist and the orchestra in equal measure. at Chapel, Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Historic Barn House Tours

    Historic Barn House Tours

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    Saturdays, 10-11:30 a.m.

    Attendees view authentic African art, impressive architecture and antique fixtures during a stroll through historic buildings. at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Chittenden County (map). $10; preregister.

    Fall Bridal Show

    Fall Bridal Show

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    Sun., Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Brides-to-be pile into photo booths, sample apps and mingle with industry professionals. at Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington. Chittenden County (map). $7-8; limited space.

    HU Chant: Sound of Soul

    HU Chant: Sound of Soul

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    Third Sunday of every month, 10-11 a.m.

    People of all faiths lift their voices in a spiritual exercise followed by contemplation and conversation. at Eckankar Center in Burlington (map). Free.
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