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    THINGS TO DO

    Ballroom Dancing

    Rutland, Mary-Anne and Mario Liguori teach ballroom dancing, 7:30 p.m., Godnick Center, $10 per couple, 773-1853.

    Children's Playgroup

    Rutland, Rutland County Parent-Child Center sponsors playgroup for children up to age 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Dana Recreation Center, free.

    Indoor Swimming

    Rutland, Mitchell Pool at VAC opens for public swimming, 7:30 to 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m., aquacise 9 to 10 a.m., 88 Park St., $4.50, seniors $4, children $3, 773-7187 ext. 303.

    Playgroup

    Rutland, Head Start hosts a playgroup for children up to 6 years old in single parent families, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 78 Meadow St., pizza served, call 775-2395 ext. 163 to register.

    Robert Frost

    Rutland, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents journalist and poet Ed Barna speaking on the early work of Robert Frost, 1:30 p.m., Godnick Center, $5 nonmembers, 773-1853.

    Ice Skating

    Rutland Town, Regional fieldhouse opens for public skating, 1 to 3 p.m., teen skate 8 to 10 p.m., behind Diamond Run Mall, adults $5, youth younger than 14 $4, children younger than 6 free, 775-3100 or www.rutlandregionalfieldhouse.org.

    'Heart of Gold'

    West Rutland, Trust Us film series screens "Neil Young: Heart of Gold" by Jonathan Demme (2006, 103 min., PG), 7 p.m., Westway Cinema, $8, seniors and students $6, 775-0356.

    Vermont Films

    Bennington, Bennington Museum continues Vermont Film Series with "Here Today," a documentary on heroin use in the Northeast Kingdom, and "Radically Simple," on sustainable living, 7 p.m., $5, 447-1571.

    John Bryant

    Brandon, Pianist John Bryant performs, 7 p.m., Briggs Carriage Bookstore, free and open to the public, 247-0050.

    Let's Dance

    Brattleboro, Let's Dance offers a lesson in Merengue, 7 p.m., open mixed dancing follows until 10 p.m., The Church, lesson and dance $10, $5 for teens, dance only $5, bring soft-soled shoes, 348-6671.

    Baroque Concert

    Marlboro, Violinist Esther Hall-Reinhardt and a string consort present an evening of Baroque music, 7:30 p.m., Marlboro College Ragle Hall, free, 251-7644 or www.marlboro.edu.

    Aaron Audet

    Middlebury, Vermont acoustic guitarist Aaron Audet entertains, 10 p.m., Two Brothers Tavern, free, 388-0002.

    Mozart Program

    Middlebury, The Middlebury College Orchestra presents a mostly Mozart program plus Bizet's incidental music for "L'Arlésienne," 8 p.m., college concert hall, 443-6433 or www.middlebury.edu.

    Spaghetti Dinner

    Middletown Springs, "Evening in Italy" dinner benefits elementary school fifth- and sixth-grade trip to Washington, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at school, $6, seniors, military personnel and veterans $5, children ages 5 to 12 $3, 235-2365.

    Blood Drive

    Pittsford, American Red Cross holds blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Vermont Police Academy, (800) 448-3543.

    Domestic Violence

    South Royalton, Vermont Law School opens an exhibition of prose, poetry, song and art work, "Reflections on Domestic Violence," reception 3:30 to 5 p.m., Cornell Library, 831-1309 or www.vermontlaw.edu.

    'Snow Pumpkin'

    Woodstock, Billings Farm and Museum holds a program for preschoolers based on "Snow Pumpkin" by Lexa Schaefer, 9 to 10:30 a.m., $5 for members, $8 for others, register at 457-2355.

    'Tenacious D'

    Hanover, N.H., Free preview of the new Jack Black film "Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny" by Liam Lynch (2006, 100 min., R), 9 p.m., Dartmouth College Spaulding Auditorium, (603) 646-3991.

    HEALTH

    Flu Clinic

    Wallingford, RAVNAH flu clinic for adults, 9 to 11:30 a.m., St. Patrick's Church hall, Medicare Part B or $31, 770-1574 or www.ravnah.org.

    RSVP Bone Builders

    For information in Addison Co. call 388-7044, Rutland Co. 775-8220, Windham Co. 254-7515, Windsor Co. 885-2083.

    WalkRutland

  • Castleton, 8 a.m., Community Center walking trail, 468-3093.

  • Chittenden, 6 a.m., 25 Dam Road, 483-6895.

  • Chittenden, 6:30 a.m., Church of the Wildwood, Holden Road, 236-4592.

  • Rutland Town, 9 a.m., Northwood Park basketball court, 747-0213.

    Saturday

    THINGS TO DO

    Sales and Bazaars

  • Rutland, Women of Trinity Church hold fall rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Rutland Town, Vermont Farmers Market holiday fair, 60 vendors, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Holiday Inn, free, 287-9570.

  • Center Rutland, Pentecostals of Rutland County hold a craft fair and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 303 Business Route 4.

  • Castleton, Holiday craft fair includes Chinese auction and bake table, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Community Center, lunch $5.

  • Cavendish, Baptist Church Christmas bazaar with bake sale, crafts, gifts, Rada cutlery, lunch, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Danby, Currier PTO holiday bazaar with crafts, gifts, baked goods, lunch, Santa, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at school, 293-5207.

  • East Middlebury, United Methodist Church bake sale and Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Hartford, Greater Hartford United Church of Christ Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Route 14.

  • Proctor, St. Dominic's Christmas bazaar with crafts, baked goods, white elephants, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., church hall.

  • South Royalton, Church on the Green annual Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 763-7730.

  • Springfield, St. Mary's tag sale with crafts, household goods, plants, raffle, lunch, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nolin Murray Center.

  • Cornish, N.H., Cornish Fire Auxiliary annual holiday bazaar, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., elementary school, (603) 675-2030.

    African Refugees

    Rutland, Social justice panel discusses African refugee camps, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Clementwood Spiritual Life Center, suggested donation $10, open to the public, 773-4488.

    Anne Stuart

    Rutland, Vermont novelist Anne Stuart discusses her romance novels and her latest book, "Cold as Ice," 2:30 p.m., Rutland Free Library, all are welcome, 773-1860 or www.rutlandfree.org.

    Campbell Benefit

    Rutland, Knights of Columbus host a benefit to raise money for Hunter Syndrome patient Owen Campbell, with music, silent auction, raffle, children's activities, 5 to 8:30 p.m., adults $15, preteens free, 259-3753.

    Cat Walk

    Rutland, Rutland County Humane Society and City Cat Allies hold second annual Cat Walk for companion cats and cat lovers, 1 to 4 p.m., intermediate school, 483-9171.

    Ed Gerhard

    Rutland, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Ed Gerhard performs, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, $12, 492-2252.

    Green Mountain Club

    Rutland, Meet in Main Street Park near the firehouse for carpooling to an exploration of Hope Cemetery in Barre, 9 a.m., 773-2185.

    Sandhill

    Rutland, The acoustic band Sandhill performs, 9 p.m., The Brick Box next to the Paramount, $5, www.sandhillband.com.

    Vietnam Veterans

    Rutland, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1 updates its honor roll, 10 a.m., Rutland County Vietnam Veterans Memorial, South Main St. south of Washington Street, 775-1182.

    Blue Line Club

    Rutland Town, The Castleton Blue Line Club holds a reception to celebrate the hockey season opening, 5 to 9 p.m., Regional Fieldhouse, adults $5, students $2, free to youth hockey players wearing a RAHA jersey, 775-7826.

    Ice Skating

    Rutland Town, Regional fieldhouse opens for public skating, 3 to 4:30 p.m., behind Diamond Run Mall, adults $5, youth younger than 14 $4, children younger than 6 free, 775-3100 or www.rutlandregionalfieldhouse.org.

    Story Time

    Ascutney, Proctor Library holds a family story hour with stories, songs and a craft project, 9 a.m., 674-2863.

    Maria Walsh

    Bellows Falls, Londonderry author Maria Walsh discusses her book "Magic Realism," 1 p.m., Village Square Booksellers, 463-9404 or www.villagesquarebooks.com.

    Pastel Workshop

    Bellows Falls, Saxtons River Art Guild hosts Robert Carsten with a pastel painting workshop on a winter theme, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., United Church, members $54, nonmembers $60, 463-9456.

    Dinner Dance

    Bomoseen, Veterans dinner dance features roast beef dinner and the Interstate Band, 5:30 p.m., Crippen Fellows American Legion Post 50, adults $10, preteens $5, veterans with veteran ID free, 468-8962

    Lasagna Dinner

    Brandon, Neshobe Sportsman Club serves lasagna dinner with garlic bread, tossed salad, dessert, 5 to 7 p.m., Frog Hollow Road, adults $8, children ages 5 to 10 $5, younger than 5 free.

    Womensing

    Brandon, Womensing, an Addison County-based a cappella group of six women performs, 7 p.m., Briggs Carriage Bookstore, free and open to the public, 247-0050.

    Quilt Books

    Brattleboro, Bookbinder Linda Lembke leads quilt books workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, $65, members $60, pre-register at 257-0124 ext. 102.

    Spaghetti Dinner

    Fair Haven, Eastern Star sponsors a spaghetti dinner to benefit the Fair Haven Concerned fuel fund, 5 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall.

    Flowers and Poems

    Manchester, Author and illustrator Robin Wimbiscus presents new children's book, "Somewhere in the Garden," 2 p.m.; poet Galway Kinnell reads from his new collection, "Strong is Your Hold," 7 p.m., Northshire Bookstore, (800) 437-3700.

    Algonquin Dance

    Middlebury, Members of the Shinnecock Algonquin tribe hold a demonstration and workshop in Native American dance, 3 to 5 p.m., Middlebury College Dance Theater, free, 443-5483.

    Dance Jam

    Middlebury, Village Green Rhythm Collective holds a world grooves dance jam, players, dancers and listeners welcome, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Bridge School, Exchange St. at Route 7, $6, 545-2223

    Lamont Hiebert

    Middlebury, Lamont Hiebert, lead singer of the band Ten Shekel Shirt, discusses how the arts can speak for those whom society has robbed of any voice, 4 p.m., Middlebury College Château Grand Salon, free, 443-5483.

    'Mad Hot Ballroom'

    Middlebury, Hirschfield International Film Series screens "Mad Hot Ballroom" by Marilyn Agrelo (2005, 105 min., PG), about New York City schoolchildren discovering ballroom dancing, 3 and 8 p.m., Dana Auditorium, free, 443-6433.

    Contra Dance

    Norwich, Contra dance with Northern Spy, caller David Millstone, 8 p.m., Tracy Hall, $8, younger than 16 free, older than age 60 by donation, beginners welcome, no partner necessary, bring soft-soled shoes, 785-4607.

    Game Dinner

    Pawlet, Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department serves 38th annual game dinner, 5 p.m., firehouse, adults $10, children younger than 12 $5.

    Erik Johansson

    Proctorsville, Singer-songwriter Erik Borgen Johansson appears in concert, 7 p.m., St. James United Methodist Church, free will offering, all invited.

    Waldorf Experience

    Quechee, Upper Valley Waldorf School offers parents the opportunity to experience Waldorf education, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 80 Bluff Road, $15 includes program and lunch, 296-2496 or www.uvws.org.

    Building Solutions

    Randolph, Building Solutions Conference explores ways to create healthy Vermont communities, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Vermont Technical College, 223-4099 or www.vtbuildingsolutions.org.

    Vocal Program

    Randolph, Singer-songwriters Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky perform, 7:30 p.m., Chandler Music Hall, adults $26, seniors and students $21, reserved seats, 728-6464.

    Gala & Auction

    Royalton, White River Partnership's 10th anniversary Gala and Auction fund-raiser to improve the health of the White River, 5 to 9 p.m., Royalton Academy, donations suggested, open to the public, 767-4600.

    Hunters Breakfast

    South Wallingford, Maple Valley Grange serves hunters breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, pancakes and home fries, 5 a.m., Grange Hall, $5.75.

    Chicken Pie

    Westminster, First Congregational Church serves chicken pie supper with mashed potatoes, squash, coleslaw, homemade apple pie, 5 to 7 p.m., adults $8, children $5, younger than 3 free.

    Turkey Supper

    White River Junction, Turkey supper with homemade pies, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, adults $8, children ages 6 to 12 $4, preschool free.

    Glee Club

    Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth College Glee Club sings "Judeo-Christian Legacies," works by Bernstein and Schubert, 8 p.m., Dartmouth College Rollins Chapel, $16, (603) 646-2422.

    Sunday



    THINGS TO DO

    Indoor Swimming

    Rutland, Mitchell Pool at VAC opens for public swimming, 2 to 5 p.m., 88 Park St., $4.50, seniors $4, children $3, 773-7187 ext. 303.

    Ice Skating

    Rutland Town, Regional fieldhouse opens for public skating, 3 to 4:30 p.m., behind Diamond Run Mall, adults $5, youth younger than 14 $4, children younger than 6 free, 775-3100 or www.rutlandregionalfieldhouse.org.

    Song Circle

    Bellows Falls, Julie Waters hosts smoke free acoustic song circle for anyone interested, 7 to 9 p.m., RAMP lobby, 9 Canal St., free, 463-3252.

    Sage City Music

    Bennington, Sage City Symphony performs Mozart's violin concerto in G and the Shostakovich 5th symphony, 4 p.m., Bennington College Greenwall Auditorium, free, 447-7459.

    Roast Beef Supper

    Brownsville, Community Church serves a roast beef supper, 4 to 6 p.m., adults $10, children $5, preschoolers free, 484-5944.

    'Widows' Party

    Castleton, American Legion Post 50 hosts a basket party for "hunting widows," 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., $5, 747-6267.

    Jeff Danziger

    Chester, Misty Valley Books Vermont Voices 2006 series presents syndicated political cartoonist Jeff Danziger, 2 p.m., First Universalist Church, free, 875-3400 or www.mvbooks.com.

    Dorset Market

    Dorset, Indoor winter market features 25 vendors of local produce and crafts, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., H. N. Williams store, Route 30, 325-2461.

    Tomie dePaola

    Manchester, Children's author Tomie dePaola presents his latest book, "Christmas Remembered," 2 p.m., Northshire Bookstore, free, (800) 437-3700 or www.northshire.com.

    Adoption Network

    Middlebury, Champlain Valley Adoption Network offers discussion and support for adoptive families, 4 p.m., Parent-Child Center, 247-4101.

    English Dance

    Norwich, Muskeg Music sponsors an English dance with caller David Millstone and music by Carol Compton and friends, 1 to 4 p.m., Tracy Hall, $8, bring soft-soled shoes, (603) 448-2950.

    Madrigal Ensemble

    Poultney, The madrigal ensemble Cantorion performs music from Wales, England and Colonial America, 4 p.m., Green Mountain College Withey Hall, free, 287-8310.

    Chernobyl Talk

    Putney, Environmental attorney Jon Block speaks on the legacy of the Chernobyl meltdown, 1 p.m., Public Library, free, 387-5917.

    Chamber Orchestra

    Randolph, The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin plays works by Bach, Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky, 7 p.m., Chandler Center for the Arts, adults $30, students $5, 728-6464.

    New Venue

    Saxtons River, Vermont Academy celebrates the opening of its new Nita Choukas Theater with a concert by the Windham Orchestra and the Blanche Moyse Chorale, 7:30 p.m., Horowitz Hall, $10, students younger than age 22 $5, 869-6298.

    Basket Party

    Whitehall, N.Y., Volunteer Fire Company holds a basket party, doors open at noon, drawings start at 1 p.m., elementary school, $5.

    HEALTH

    Group Run

    Pittsford, Marble Valley Runners, 8 a.m., recreation area, all runners welcome, 786-2148.

    Theater

    'Inspector Hound'

    Rochester, White River Valley Players presents "The Real Inspector Hound" by Tom Stoppard, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, high school auditorium, $10, seniors and students $8, 767-3333.

    'Far Away'

    Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Theater Department presents "Far Away" by Caryl Churchill on universal conflict, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dartmouth College The Moore Theater, reserved $12, Dartmouth students $3, other students $6, (603) 646-2422.

    'The Sting'

    Rutland, Encore Theatre presents "The Sting," adapted for the stage by David Rogers from the 1973 film, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, high school theater space, $7, seniors and students $6, $1 off with a donation of nonperishable food item, 770-1134.

    'La Mancha'

    Castleton, Castleton State College Theater Arts Department presents the musical "Man of La Mancha," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Casella Theater, $10, seniors and students $7, 468-1119.

    'Beauty And The Beast'

    Manchester, Burr and Burton Academy presents the musical "Beauty and the Beast," 7 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, adults $10, students $6, 362-1775 ext. 144.

    'Wizard of Oz'

    Townshend, Leland and Gray Players presents the musical "The Wizard of Oz," 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, school gymnasium, $7, seniors and students $5.

    'My Own Wife'

    White River Junction, Northern Stage presents the mystery drama "I Am My Own Wife" by Doug Wright, on the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, Briggs Opera House, $19 to $44, seniors and students $17 to $42, 296-7000.

    'Budapest Kiseret'

    Brattleboro, Firefly Productions presents "Budapest Kiseret" by Keefe Healy, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sanctuary: Hooker-Dunham Theater, $10, 254-9276 or www.fireflyprod.com.
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