RRMC Free Tobacco Cessation Class. Folks are invited to drop in on any these groups and receive free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) and other resources and supports. Weekly, 11 a.m. Rutland Heart Center, 12 Commons St., Rutland, 747-3768, www.rrmc.org/classes-events.

Pottery for People in Recovery. Pat the Potter featured, all supplies provided. $5 donation, 3:15 p.m. Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland, 773-6010, www.rutlandturningpoint.org.

“Back” in Shape Exercise Class. Combines gentle yoga moves, core strengthening, flexibility for those with back pain. $5, 4 p.m. Club Fitness, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 775-1300 to register.

Batik for Teens. 3-week class, $48, (Scholarships available) 4 -5 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney, sarahhutton4@hotmail.com.

Slate Valley Innovation Committee Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Fair Haven Union High School, 33 Mechanic St., Fair Haven, 265-4966, Ext 232.

All Ages Open Mic. A chance to perform in front of a small group that appreciates talent and supports each and every person that shows up. Bj Cain hosting with guest hosts occasionally. First Tuesday of the month. Free, 6 p.m. Rick & Kat’s Howlin’ Mouse, 158 N. Main St. #2, Rutland, 772-7955.

Vermont College Fair. Opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from 10 Vermont colleges and universities and learn about admission requirements, housing, financial aid, scholarships, athletics, and specific majors. Free. 6 — 8 p.m. College of St. Joseph Athletic Center, 71 Clement Road, Rutland, csj.edu, 776-5205.

At Wits End?. A free, open and confidential peer support group for families to learn about the signs and symptoms of drug use, what services are available and next step toward helping loved ones. A trained counselor is also present. 6:30 — 8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland, 775-4301, www.gracechurchvt.org.

Wednesday 7 November.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open level, spiritual and energetic physical practice, beginners welcome. $12, Wednesdays 9 — 10:15 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 772-7801, Therapydiarutland.com.

“Serenity” Gentle Yoga. Perfect for beginners as well as practiced yogis looking for greater flexibility and a deeper sense of inner peace. See website for prices & Pkgs., 10 a.m. Sol Luna Farm, 329 Old Farm Rd., Shrewsbury, 592-9393, sollunafarm.com.

Therapydia Chair Yoga. $50 for 5 sessions. Wednesdays, 10:30 — 11:15 a.m. Therapydia, 166 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 772-7801.

Tai Chi/ Balance Class. Class for those concerned about falling. $5, 11 a.m. Vermont Sports Medicine Center, 5 Albert Cree Dr., Rutland, 775-1300 to register.

Parkinsons Fitness Class. $5, Wednesdays noon, Vermont Sports Medicine Center at Club Fitness, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place, Unit 650, Rutland, 775-1300, www.vermontsportsmedicinecenter.com.

Overeaters Anonymous. A fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. Come learn smart food choices and ways to cope with cravings. 12:30 — 1:30 p.m. Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland, 773-6010, www.rutlandturningpoint.org.

SVA Script Writer’s Workshop. An ongoing, weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing stage plays and screenplays. Novices through advanced script writers are welcome. A one-time registration fee: $10, plus $5 per class. 1 — 4 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St., Poultney, confirm by email: karenklami@gmail.com.

Great Courses: The American Civil War. Leading Civil War historian, Prof. Gary W. Gallagher details the effects of the Civil War on all Americans with a 30-min. lecture on DVD. Discussion follows facilitated by Joe Mark. The program will meet Wednesdays at the Castleton Community Center. Free and open to all. 1:30 p.m. 2108 Main St., Castleton. 468-3093.

Kids Karate. Ages 5- 16, adaptive classes available for students on the spectrum. Develop self-discipline, self-control and build self-esteem. Try a free class. 5 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353- 2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Jewish Discovery School. Program based on several core Jewish values. Curriculum designed to help students see connections between their daily lives and Jewish tradition, as well as a music-based approach to prayer that is fun and engaging. 4 — 6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, www.rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Zumba. Mondays and Wednesdays. A total workout combining all elements of fitness. Per class or punch card, 5:30 — 6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 353-2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Figure Drawing. Expand on your observational and drawing skills with a live model. Every other Wednesday. $15, 6 — 8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 — 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Meat Bingo. Bingo for meat prizes. Open to the public. $8, 6-7 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St., Rutland, 775-6892.

Yoga with Paula Liguori. Weekly Kripalu Yoga open to beginners to advanced practitioners. 6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353-2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Bread and Roses, Too. Katherine Paterson discusses her novel of historical fiction, the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Mass. textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Free, 7 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, 773-1860, vermonthumanities.org.

VRPOA Monthly Meeting. Guest speaker will be a representative from the Rutland City Fire Department who will talk about home fire safety with emphasis on smoke alarms and CO2 detectors. Open to the public. 7p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland, pmrofvrpoa@aol.com, 775 – 3660.

Song Circle. Song circle and jam session invites singers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners to share music. Fiddlers especially welcome. Songbook invites group singing. Donation, 7:15 — 9:15 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland, wildwoodsmusic.org.

College Wednesdays with DJ Mega. Spinning the latest and greatest in music. Top 40, Pop, Hip-hop, Old-School and more. 21+ id is a must. 9:30 p.m. — 1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156, hideawaytavernvt.com.

Thursday 8 November.

Pittsford Red Cross Blood Drive. The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give blood now to help keep the blood supply stable during the holidays. Canteen with soup, subs and homemade cookies. Noon — 5 p.m. Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 67 Gecha Lane, Pittsford. To make an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800- RED CROSS.

Great Courses: Great World Religions — Buddhism. Prof. Malcolm David Eckel surveys Buddhism from its origin in India in the 6th or 5th centuries B.C. to the present day. Begins with a 30 minute lecture by DVD followed by a discussion led by Scott Lobdell. Thursdays at 1 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St., Castleton. 468-3093.

Tai Chi: Yang 24. Free, 2 — 3 p.m. Rutland Recreation & Parks Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

TAI CHI: Fall Prevention. A healthy activity for the muscles and the mind. Free, 3 — 4 p.m. Rutland Recreation & Parks Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Kids Karate. Ages 5- 16, adaptive classes available for students on the spectrum. Develop self-discipline, self-control and build self-esteem. Try a free class. 5 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353- 2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

QuickBooks Pop-Up Tutorials. Bring all your QuickBooks questions & problems and network with other users and advisers. Bring a laptop. Free. 5 — 7 p.m. Second Thursday of the month. Second flr. conference room, Addison County Economic Development Corporation, 1590 Route 7 South, Middlebury. Register in advance: addisoncountyedc.org.

Beginner’s Yoga. Learn to relax with easy Svaroopa yoga poses you can do at home. 5:30 — 7 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 Main St., Rutland, 775-5104.

“How Did I Get Here?”. Self-discovery class. $10, 6-7:30 p.m. Rutland Regional Medical Center CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland,

Black River Academy Museum Annual Potluck Dinner. Speeches, song and food. Please bring your appetite, a side dish, or dessert. 6 p.m. Church of the Annunciation in their community room, 7 Depot Street, Ludlow.

International Folk Dancing. Simple Israeli & European dances. All dances will be taught. No partner needed. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable and non-slip shoes. Bring dry shoes to change into if ground is wet. 6:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 — 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Encore Theatre Presents “Arabian Nights”. Tales for all ages with music and dancing from Arabia. Performances on November 8, 9,15,16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, $5 students and seniors. Bring a canned good for the local food shelf and get in for half price. Rutland High School Theatre, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland. 770-1016. rhs.rutlandcitypublicschools.org.

Marjorie Prime. Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theater opens their 14th season with this soulful drama, set in the near future where death doesn’t need to be the end. $20, 7:30pm, College of St. Joseph Tuttle Theater, 71 Clement Ave., Rutland, 802tix.com.

Friday9November.

Playgroup. Rutland County Parent-Child Center Playgroup each Friday. Free, 9:30 — 11 a.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, 773-1860, rutlandfree.org.

Play Group. Educators Joni Lee and Milagro Turner present a fresh array of activities each week that focus on play, reading, crafts and socialization. for parents/caregivers and children birth through K. Arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. to network with other families. Free, 10 — 11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School St., Pawlet, 325-3123, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com.

Reiki. Participants will be taught the basics of Reiki, a Japanese energy healing practice, and will be offered a brief Reiki session at each group. Fridays, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland, 773-6010, www.rutlandturningpoint.org.

Trip to Italy. Slide show of arts and culture in Tuscany Region. $5 or Osher membership, 1:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland, 773-1853, www.rutlandrec.com/godnick.

2nd Annual Boutique Evening “Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits”. The Greater Killington Women’s Club (GKWC) benefit for Killington Elementary School KEEPERS (parent-teacher association). Pre-holiday shopping and social soiree. Free admission, doors at 4:30 p.m. Summit Lodge, 200 Summit Road, Killington, 422-3535, www.summitlodgevt.com. RSVP at EVITE, FB or www.swcvt.com.

Opening Reception for Cellblock Visions. Prison Art in America. Work that proves the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can. 5 p.m. Runs Nov. 9 — Dec. 21. Castleton University Fine Arts Center, 45 Alumni Drive, Castleton.

MSES Annual Spaghetti Dinner. To benefit the 6th grade field trip to Washington, D.C. $9, $6 kids 5-12 and senior citizens, and children under 5 are free. 5 — 7 p.m. Middletown Springs Elementary School, South Street, Midletown Springs, 235-2435.

Mexican Pizza Night. Open to the public. $5, 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St., Rutland, 775-6892.

Mexican Pizza Night. Public welcome. $5, 5 — 7 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St., Rutland, 775-6892.

Family Clay Play: All Ages. Spend quality time making bowls, mugs and more. Parent supervision is required. No need to preregister. $5 drop ins, or $20 five visit punch card. Fridays at 6 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Ext., Rutland.

Encore Theatre Presents “Arabian Nights”. Tales for all ages with music and dancing from Arabia. Performances on November 8, 9,15,16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, $5 students and seniors. Bring a canned good for the local food shelf and get in for half price. Rutland High School Theatre, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland. 770-1016. rhs.rutlandcitypublicschools.org.

Darol Anger and the Furies. Fiddle legend Darol Anger returns with his group The Furies. $23 advance, $26 day of show, 7:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph, 728-6464, www.chandler-arts.org.

Marjorie Prime. Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theater opens their 14th season with this soulful drama, set in the near future where death doesn’t need to be the end. $20, 7:30pm, College of St. Joseph Tuttle Theater, 71 Clement Ave., Rutland, 802tix.com.

Liquid Rhythm. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156.

Saturday10November.

Pancake Breakfast. Help with raising funds for scholarship program and other charitable projects, $9 adults, $3 ages 4-12, 8 — 11 a.m. Masonic Lodge, 63 Franklin St., West Rutland.

Falling Into The Holidays Craft and Vendor Fair. Kick off your holiday shopping. 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. Proctor Elementary School, 14 School St., Proctor, 459-2225.

Annual Craft Fair. Artisans, crafters and vendors along with food and bake sale, 50/50 raffle. Support your local food shelf. the Modern Woodmen, Route 20, Wells. For more info call: 287-0584 or 645-0934.

Find Closure: Book-binding Class. Students will create a soft cover, leather book using a variation of long stitch binding. Then experiment with a variety of ways to secure those books. Members $45/non-members $55. Materials fee: $30. 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. (w/ lunch break). Studio Place Arts, 201 N Main St., Barre, 479-7069, www.studioplacearts.com.

Shabbat Morning Service. Musical Shabbat services including morning prayers, a Torah service, discussion and group aliyot, followed by a kiddush. 9:30 a.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, www.rutlandjewishcenter.org.

If You Give A Pig A Pancake Story Hour and Puppet Show. By one of Barstow’s students. Songs, Free play with friends. Craft Gratitude Trees for Thanksgiving. Fall stories & snack. Geared toward children 5 and under, but all welcome. 10 a.m. Chittenden Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden. 773-3531, www.chittendenpubliclibrary.com.

Gentle Yoga. Lengthen, stretch and strengthen the body gradually, while bringing mindful awareness to the breath. with the healing vibrations of a crystal singing bowl “sound bath.” See website for pricing & pkgs., 10 a.m. Sol Luna Farm, 329 Old Farm Rd., Shrewsbury, 592-9393, sollunafarm.com.

Dance Workshop: Hoop Dancing. Beginner-friendly workshop uses an adult sized hula hoop to teach the foundations of hoop dance. 1-3 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe St., Building H., Rutland. 772-7011. www.cobravt.com.

Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction. To benefit the building fund. A variety of seasonal foods. Decorative items for the home, food, crafts, gift certificates and other treats in our a silent auction. To arrange for a donation pick-up, please contact 247-0180, mary_cliver@yahoo.com. 5 — 7 p.m. Brandon Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 1 Carver St., Brandon, 247-0180.

Dance Showcase. Informal dance showcase with live music. Bonnie Watson, Molly Winslow, Devin Balcacer and friends. 5 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St., Poultney. 884-8052. www.stonevalleyarts.org.

Ham & Scalloped Potato Dinner. $11, 5 — 7 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St., Rutland, 775-6892.

Wild Game and Chicken & Biscuit Supper. Adults $12, children 10-6 $6, under 6 free, 5 p.m. Pawlet Firehouse, Rte. 133, Pawlet Village, 325-3222, pvfd155@gmail.com.

Crystal Attunement Sound Healing. Crystal singing bowl help restore vital energy centers to a balanced state of health and wellness. Please register in advance. $25, 6 — 7;30 P.M. Sol Luna Farm, 329 Old Farm Rd., Shrewsbury, 492-9393, sollunafarm.com.

Crystal Attunement. Sound healing. $25, 7-8:30 p.m. Sol Luna Farm, 329 Old Farm Road, Shrewsbury, 492-9393, sollunafarm.com.

Bluegrass Band. “Mile Twelve” performs. $12, $10 seniors/students, 7:30 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, www.brandontownhall.org.

The Rough & Tumble. Folk-Americana duo. Show $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner; recommended for the show. BYOB. 7:30 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, 247-4295, ww.brandon-music.net.

The Telling Project. Veterans and their family members share their personal narratives, from the Vietnam War to the present-day conflicts in the Middle East. Adults $25 buy one get one free, students and veterans $10, 7:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph, 728-6464, chandler-arts.org.

Marjorie Prime. Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theater opens their 14th season with this soulful drama, set in the near future where death doesn’t need to be the end. $20, 7:30pm, College of St. Joseph Tuttle Theater, 71 Clement Ave., Rutland, 802tix.com.

Soulstice. Rock & jam. 9 p.m. Greenfields at Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Drive off Route 7 South, Rutland, 775-1911.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. Whether you can sing or not, you CAN at Karaoke 101. 9:30 p.m. — 1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156, hideawaytavernvt.com.

Sunday11November.

Ceremony to Commemorate Our Veterans. Speakers include local Vermont House Representative Linda Joy Sullivan, state Senator Brian Collamore and Vietnam veteran Daniel Garceau. 1 p.m. Veteran’s Memorial, Danby.

No Strings Marionettes. Perform “The Treasure Hunt.” $8, $6 seniors/students, 1:30 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, www.brandontownhall.org.

Opening Reception: “Aimless Pilgrimage”. Large-scale oil paintings by Danielle Klebes. Free, 2 – 4 p.m. 77 Gallery: 77 Grove St, Rutland, 77art.org.

The Nocturnal Piano of Chopin. Pianist/composer Gary Schmidt performs. Donation, 4-5 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St., Poultney. 884-8052. www.stonevalleyarts.org.

Klezmer Group. Do you play an instrument? Would you like to join an ensemble and play Klezmer music for fun? Join a weekly klezmer group. Music provided. All skill levels welcome. Sundays, 4-6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, RSVP 773-3455, office@RutlandJewishCenter.org.

The Nocturnal Piano of Chopin. Performed by pianist/composer Gary Schmidt with a reading of poetry reflecting thoughts on music, moods of the evening and the poetry of Chopin’s music. Free, donations welcome, 4 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St., Poultney. 325-2603, stonevalleyarts.org.

Meditation. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Donation, 5:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

Katie Louise. After studying classical piano nearly all her life, Saratoga Springs native Louise took a leap of faith at 18, ditched college to pursue her dream of writing successful songs. At 21, she’s played such diverse locations as Nashville, Washington D.C., and NYC. Nnow she’s coming to Rutland, for a solo show. 7 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156.

Monday12November.

Meet Matisse. Art Classes for Children and Teens. Learn about the life and work of Henri Matisse. Create original artwork in a similar style by making paintings with bold colors and “painting with scissors” as they create collage pieces. Mondays in November. $48 (scholarships available), 4 — 5 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney, sarahhutton4@hotmail.com.

Tobacco Cessation Class. Folks are invited to drop in on any these groups and receive free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) and other resources and supports. 5 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland, 747-3768.

Zumba. Mondays and Wednesdays. A total workout combining all elements of fitness. Per class or punch card, 5:30 — 6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 353-2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Yoga...all levels. Vinyasa Flow Yoga class with Stefanie DeSimone. $5, 6:30 — 7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 — 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Monday Open Mic. Share anything from music to poetry. All are welcome to come share their talents. Snacks provided. Every Monday from 7 — 9 p.m. The Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland.

Tuesday13November.

Batik for Teens. 3-week class, $48, (Scholarships available) 4 -5 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney, sarahhutton4@hotmail.com.

RRMC Free Tobacco Cessation Class. Folks are invited to drop in on any these groups and receive free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) and other resources and supports. Weekly, 11 a.m. Rutland Heart Center, 12 Commons St., Rutland, 747-3768, www.rrmc.org/classes-events.

Book Discussion. Tea Read Book Club hosts an inter-generational discussion of “Bread and Roses, Too,” by Vermont author Katherine Paterson. Books provided by Vt. Humanities Council Vermont Reads 2018. Free, 1 — 2 p.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School St., Pawlet, 325-3123, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com.

Pottery for People in Recovery. Pat the Potter featured, all supplies provided. $5 donation, 3:15 p.m. Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland, 773-6010, www.rutlandturningpoint.org.

“Back” in Shape Exercise Class. Combines gentle yoga moves, core strengthening, flexibility for those with back pain. $5, 4 p.m. Club Fitness, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 775-1300 to register.

Rutland City School Board Meeting. Regularly scheduled mtng. of the Rutland City Public Schools Board of Commissioners. 6:30 p.m. Longfellow Administrative Building, 6 Church St., Rutland. 786-1998. www.rutlandcitypublicschools.org.

At Wits End?. A free, open and confidential peer support group for families to learn about the signs and symptoms of drug use, what services are available and next step toward helping loved ones. A trained counselor is also present. 6:30 — 8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland, 775-4301, www.gracechurchvt.org.

Wednesday14November.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open level, spiritual and energetic physical practice, beginners welcome. $12, Wednesdays 9 — 10:15 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 772-7801, Therapydiarutland.com.

“Serenity” Gentle Yoga. Perfect for beginners as well as practiced yogis looking for greater flexibility and a deeper sense of inner peace. See website for prices & Pkgs., 10 a.m. Sol Luna Farm, 329 Old Farm Rd., Shrewsbury, 592-9393, sollunafarm.com.

Therapydia Chair Yoga. $50 for 5 sessions. Wednesdays, 10:30 — 11:15 a.m. Therapydia, 166 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 772-7801.

Tai Chi/ Balance Class. Class for those concerned about falling. $5, 11 a.m. Vermont Sports Medicine Center, 5 Albert Cree Dr., Rutland, 775-1300 to register.

Parkinsons Fitness Class. $5, Wednesdays noon, Vermont Sports Medicine Center at Club Fitness, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place, Unit 650, Rutland, 775-1300, www.vermontsportsmedicinecenter.com.

SVA Script Writer’s Workshop. An ongoing, weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing stage plays and screenplays. Novices through advanced script writers are welcome. A one-time registration fee: $10, plus $5 per class. 1 — 4 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St., Poultney, confirm by email: karenklami@gmail.com.

Great Courses: The American Civil War. Leading Civil War historian, Prof. Gary W. Gallagher details the effects of the Civil War on all Americans with a 30-min. lecture on DVD. Discussion follows facilitated by Joe Mark. The program will meet Wednesdays at the Castleton Community Center. Free and open to all. 1:30 p.m. 2108 Main St., Castleton. 468-3093.

Kids Karate. Ages 5- 16, adaptive classes available for students on the spectrum. Develop self-discipline, self-control and build self-esteem. Try a free class. 5 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353- 2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Jewish Discovery School. Program based on several core Jewish values. Curriculum designed to help students see connections between their daily lives and Jewish tradition, as well as a music-based approach to prayer that is fun and engaging. 4 — 6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, www.rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Zumba. Mondays and Wednesdays. A total workout combining all elements of fitness. Per class or punch card, 5:30 — 6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 353-2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

The Last Chapter. Free movie and discussion. A documentary about those facing terminal illness, whether its patients, family or close friends, and how they take charge of the end of life journey. A light supper will be provided. 5:30 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland, www.rrmc.org.

Mandala Stone Painting. Mandalas are said to transmit positive energies to the environment and the people who view them. Create two beautiful stones and become entranced with relaxation in the process. $25, 6 — 8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 — 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Yoga with Paula Liguori. Weekly Kripalu Yoga open to beginners to advanced practitioners. 6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353-2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

“The Destruction of Memory”. Free screening of a documentary by director Tim Slade, that delves into the story underlying cultural destruction — examining examples from WWII, the former Yugoslavia and Syria. Q&A with director following the film. 7 p.m. Tuttle Theater at College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Road, Rutland.

Green Mountain Fly Tyers Meeting. Ken Harvey will demonstrate tying two trout flies, the Peacock Caddis and the Parachute Ant. Bring your tying vise and join us in a tie in. The public is welcome. Free, 7 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland, 773-1853, www.rutlandrec.com/godnick.

College Wednesdays with DJ Mega. Spinning the latest and greatest in music. Top 40, Pop, Hip-hop, Old-School and more. 21+ id is a must. 9:30 p.m. — 1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156, hideawaytavernvt.com.

Thursday15November.

Tai Chi. “Yang 24,” with certified instructor, Larry Walter. Free, 2 p.m. Rutland Rec. Center, N. Street Ext., Rutland, 775-3855, lwalter@sover.net.

Audubon Marsh Monitoring Walk. 3.7 mile loop around the marsh or go halfway. Meet at the marsh boardwalk on Marble Street, West Rutland at 8 a.m. West Rutland Marsh, birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org.

America Recycles Day — Rutland. Celebrate (and pay your taxes) at City Hall with free food, drinks, and prizes. Get the latest info on what’s recyclable in our area right from the source. 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. Rutland City Hall, 1 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, 775-7209, www.rcswd.com.

Great Courses: Great World Religions — Buddhism. Prof. Malcolm David Eckel surveys Buddhism from its origin in India in the 6th or 5th centuries B.C. to the present day. During its 2,500-year history, Begins with a 30 minute lecture by DVD followed by a discussion led by Scott Lobdell. The program meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St., Castleton. 468-3093.

Tai Chi: Yang 24. Free, 2 — 3 p.m. Rutland Recreation & Parks Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

TAI CHI: Fall Prevention. A healthy activity for the muscles and the mind. Free, 3 — 4 p.m. Rutland Recreation & Parks Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Kids Karate. Ages 5- 16, adaptive classes available for students on the spectrum. Develop self-discipline, self-control and build self-esteem. Try a free class. 5 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353- 2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Beginner’s Yoga. Learn to relax with easy Svaroopa yoga poses you can do at home. 5:30 — 7 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 Main St., Rutland, 775-5104.

How to Assess Heart Disease. Talk on the most current diagnostic methods used to detect common and complex heart conditions with Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. Free, 5:30 p.m. Franklin Conference Center, Howe Center, 1 Scale Ave., Rutland.

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 — 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

RYP November Mix. Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the brewery from owner, Dale Patterson, and learn about the home-brew contest. $2 beer samples, pizza and spiral fries from Hop ‘n Moose, door prizes and more. Free, 6 — 8 p.m. Rutland Beer Works, 136 Granger St., Rutland, 665-7794, rutlandyoungprofessionals.org.

Ukulele Club. Bring your own ukulele and a music stand. Beginners at 6:30 p.m. More advanced players at 7 p.m. Free. Castleton Community Senior Center, 2108 Main St., Castleton. For more information, contact Sheila McIntrye at 802-345-9100 or Deb Franzoni at 602-252-6150.

Encore Theatre Presents “Arabian Nights”. Tales for all ages with music and dancing from Arabia. Performances on November 8, 9,15,16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, $5 students and seniors. Bring a canned good for the local food shelf and get in for half price. Rutland High School Theatre, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland. 770-1016. rhs.rutlandcitypublicschools.org.

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Playgroup. Rutland County Parent-Child Center Playgroup each Friday. Free, 9:30 — 11 a.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, 773-1860, rutlandfree.org.

Play Group. Educators Joni Lee and Milagro Turner present a fresh array of activities each week that focus on play, reading, crafts and socialization. for parents/caregivers and children birth through K. Arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. to network with other families. Free, 10 — 11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School St., Pawlet, 325-3123, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com.

Reiki. Participants will be taught the basics of Reiki, a Japanese energy healing practice, and will be offered a brief Reiki session at each group. Fridays, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland, 773-6010, www.rutlandturningpoint.org.

Walking the Camino de Santiago. Tina and Willis Wood share their trip of a lifetime. $5 or Osher membership, 1:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland, 773-1853, www.rutlandrec.com/godnick.

OMS Ski and Snowboard Swap. Okemo Mountain School annual fundraiser, donation drop-off pre-sale at Sitting Bull Restaurant. 4-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Okemo Mountain Main Base Lodge, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow.

Wing Night & Queen of Hearts Drawing. Chicken wings, chicken fingers, fries, onion rings and more. 5 — 7 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St., Rutland, 775-6892.

Family Clay Play: All Ages. Spend quality time making bowls, mugs and more. Parent supervision is required. No need to preregister. $5 drop ins, or $20 five visit punch card. Fridays at 6 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Ext., Rutland.

Shabbat in 3 Movements. Children’s service 6 p.m. Dairy/veggie community potluck supper 6:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by dessert oneg 7:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, www.rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Family Shabbat in 3 Movements. 6 p.m. young children’s service, 6:30 p.m. dairy/veggie potluck supper — please bring a dish to share, 7:30 p.m. Kabbalah Shabbat Service — a musical Shabbat service followed by dessert. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Encore Theatre Presents “Arabian Nights”. Tales for all ages with music and dancing from Arabia. Performances on November 8, 9,15,16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, $5 students and seniors. Bring a canned good for the local food shelf and get in for half price. Rutland High School Theatre, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland. 770-1016. rhs.rutlandcitypublicschools.org.

Freewheelin’. Classic rock/country band. 9:30 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156.

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