MANCHESTER - Southern Vermont Arts Center will be offering a series of special "vacation camps" for the holidays. Black Friday Camp on Nov. 23 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer arts & crafts, a light lunch, cookie decorating and outdoor play (weather permitting). December vacation camp days will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Dec. 26-28 and will offer a similar array of activities. Space is limited and classes are filling quickly. For more information about the camps or to register your child(ren), call Courtney Weir at 367-1300 or

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