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Things to do in Vermont: November arts-and-entertainment events

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It’s easy to hold November in northern Vermont in disdain. It’s the month where the skies stay dark and the ground wears tired shades of brown and gray rather than the bright green of summer or shiny white of winter.

November is, of course, also the month that reminds us to be thankful. We can be thankful for the health and happiness of friends and family, we can be thankful for the fact that we live in such a beautiful place (even if this month doesn’t show Vermont at its loveliest), and we can be thankful that we’re surrounded by so many artists and arts venue bringing us moments of joy and illumination all year round.

Speaking of which, here are a few arts-and-entertainment events happening this month in Vermont that could just give you one or more new things to be very thankful for.

Video salon in Montpelier

Through Nov. 19, the “Montpelier Video Salon” presents five-minute videos by 11 artists responding to the theme “We Wonder,” Susan Calza Gallery, Montpelier. Free. www.susancalza.com

Vermont landscape artist in Vergennes

Through Nov. 30, Vermont landscape artist Bonnie Baird displays her work in an exhibit titled “Tethered,” Northern Daughters Fine Art Gallery, Vergennes. Free. www.northerndaughters.com

Vermont native Michael Colburn, music director and conductor of the Me2/Burlington orchestra.

New conductor leads Me2 orchestra

8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Me2/Burlington orchestra, created for musicians living with mental illness and the people who support them, performs a concert led by new music director Michael Colburn to benefit Josh’s House, a wellness and recreation center in Colchester that supports the mental health of veterans and active-duty service members, Elley-Long Music Center, Colchester. Free; donations encouraged. www.me2music.org

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