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PSA: Billings Farm has lotsa cute baby animals

Two days-old Berkshire piglets at Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. (Courtesy Tom Remp, Billings Farm & Museum)


Get your fix of adorable creatures on Friday and Saturday during Billings Farm & Museum’s annual Baby Animal Celebration. The event, now in its sixth year, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days and offers a variety of infant animals for you to squeal over.

(Our Calendar editor, Liz Sauchelli, saw the animals in person this week and has confirmed that they are darling.)

The celebration will take place at the Woodstock site. Admission for adults is $16; ages 62 and over, $14; children 5-15, $8; and ages 3-4, $4. Children ages 2 and under are free.

Read more about the event here.

‘Transgender Day of Remembrance’ candlelight vigil set for Monday

Area LGBTQIA advocacy group Rural Outright plans to hold a Transgender Day of Remembrance candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20.

The vigil will take place at the TLC Family Resource Center, located at 109 Pleasant St., Claremont. The event marks the annual Nov. 20 observance of Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence, according to the Valley Calendar. The vigil will honor all those who passed away in 2017.

Come share your embarrassing story at AVA

AVA Gallery's storytelling series, The Mudroom, is seeking entries for its next event, which is scheduled for Dec. 14.

AVA Gallery’s storytelling series, The Mudroom, is seeking entries for its next event, which is scheduled for Dec. 14.

Do you have something you want to come clean about? Have you ever found yourself in a terribly awkward situation? Now’s your chance to get it all off your chest.

There’s still time to submit your entry for consideration at the next session of The Mudroom, AVA Gallery’s quarterly storytelling series. Saturday (Nov. 18) is the entry deadline for the next event, set for Dec. 14. The event’s theme is “Guilty Pleasures and Embarrassing Moments,” which honestly is so relatable (we’ve all lived through one at some point).

Five submitted stories will be chosen for sharing at the event, per a Facebook post from The Mudroom team. Brief story submissions, and a bio, can be sent to mudroom@avagallery.org or sheryl@avagallery.org. Each person selected to share has seven minutes in which to tell their story.

The Mudroom brings “Upper Valley residents to the stage to share their personal stories, adventurous, mysterious, funny sad and sweet,” according to its Facebook page. More information on The Mudroom can be found here.