Thursday

9

January

Meditation. Explore a mindful meditation practice. A weekly free meeting to create an enriching practice. 9-9:25 a.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Kripalu Yoga. Increases strength and flexibility, improves circulation, breathing and digestion. $15 or 5 for $60, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Yomassage. Students hold poses with support from bolsters, blocks, and blankets for around five minutes while a licensed massage therapist comes around to each student and performs massage. $40, package 4 $130, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Making a switch to a Mac. This workshop introduces the basics — navigating the user environment, types of accounts, file types, using iCloud, creating backups, key apps, shortcuts/tips to get you started. We will provide a light lunch at noon. 12-2 p.m. Circle Technology Collective International, 51 B Killington Ave. Rutland, emcaetano@circletechcollective.com, 802-391-8116.

Diabetes Prevention Program. Year-long lifestyle change program for anyone at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Learn to make small changes surrounding nutrition and exercise. 4-5 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, klneary@rrmc.org, 802-776-5507.

RNESU Teacher Negotiations Committee Mtg. & Session with Association. Special Meeting — Teacher negotiations. 5:30 p.m. OVUHS Library, 2997 Franklin St. Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Monthly Yoga Nidra. Begin with a few minutes of very gentle movement, and then move into a long Yoga Nidra session, an excellent way to calm anxieties and access the serenity within. Appropriate for all levels. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Incoming Freshmen Information Night. See what Rutland High School has to offer. Small group presentations on academic programs, ninth grade registration planning, extra-curricular opportunities and tours of the building. 6-8 p.m. Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland, anne.carpenter@rcpsvt.org, 802-770-1093.

5 Years of Red Clover Jazz Night. Glendon Ingalls and the Red Clover Jazz Trio celebrate five years of making music every Thursday at the Red Clover Inn & Restaurant. the band features Ingalls on trumpet, cornet, bass and many other instruments, Chuck Miller on the keyboard and Steve MacLauchlan on sax and woodwinds. 6-9 p.m. Red Clover Inn and Restaurant, 8 Woodward Road, Mendon, glendon.ingalls@gmail.com, 802-723-824.

Monthly Yoga Dance. Experience guided movement exploration and yoga asanas as we dance through the chakras. No prior dance or yoga necessary. No registration needed, just drop in. First class is just $5. 7-8:15 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Introduction to Judaism. Designed for anyone looking to acquire a greater understanding of Judaism, ideal for interfaith couples, Jews looking for a refresher course, spiritual seekers, individuals interested in conversion, anyone interested in a deeper exploration of Judaism. 7:30-9 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, rabbishemtov@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-855-8028.

Tai Chi. Two classes: Yang 24 at 2 p.m. Fall Prevention at 3 p.m. Low impact, slow-motion exercise which benefits all people and is safe for those with balance or arthritis issues, with certified instructor Larry Walter. Rutland Rec. Center, 16 North Main Street Extension, Rutland, 802-775-3855.

Friday

10

January

Storytime. Weekly stories, songs, and crafts. 10:30-11 a.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington, youthservices@sherburnelibrary.org, 802-558-3663.

Friday Writers Group. The Friday Writers. This group of writers of all genres and levels meets weekly to read and discuss their work. All interested writers are welcome. Free will donation, 12-2 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, thefridaywriters@gmail.com, 802-775-0356.

Rutland Death Cafe. A forum for people to openly discuss death and all that it encompasses. Share our thoughts, fears, plans and perhaps find answers. Second Friday of every month. 4-5 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, eoldoula.rutlandvt@gmail.com, 802-236-8569.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Parents Night Out Open Gym. Drop the kids off and enjoy a night off on the second Friday of each month. While you’re out we’ll be doing gymnastics, playing games, eating pizza and having fun. No need to reserve a spot, just drop in. $18 Members/$20 Non Members, 6:15-9:15 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe St Bld H, Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Queen of Hearts Drawing. Every Friday night, drawing at 6:30 p.m. 6:30-6:45 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Brandon Town Players Production. “Mornings At Seven,” a comedy by Paul Osborn. $10, students and seniors are $8, 7 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, mactjr@comcast.net, 802-558-5653.

Saturday

11

January

Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra. In this class, we will hold floor postures with relaxed muscles to facilitate the movement of prana, increased fluidity in the body and a sense of deep calm, and end with yoga nidra, a guided deep relaxation. Please pre-register. $22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Pet Portrait Painting. Working from a digital photo, paint an acrylic portrait to cherish for years to come. Send a digital photo of your pet to allewelyn@longtrailschool.org before the first class. Bring a bag lunch. Please register. $60 (includes materials), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Long Trail School Art Room, 1045 Kirby Hollow Road, Dorset, greenmountainacademy@gmail.com, 802-867-0111.

Dragons Love Tacos Story Hour. Craft and fun inspired by the “Dragons Love Tacos” books. Stories and Snack. Free play with friends. Geared toward children 5 and under, but ALL welcome!. 10-11 a.m. Chittenden Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, chittendenpl@gmail.com, 802-773-3531.

The Western Star and Potluck Epiphany Party. Solo artist Jack DesBois performs an epic poem that tells the story of the three kings using wintry contexts familiar to New England. Followed by a potluck dinner with a “King’s Cake.” Whoever finds the bean will be crowned King for the evening. free; donations gratefully accepted, 4:30-7 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West Street, Rutland, office@trinitychurchrutland.org, 802-775-4368.

Ham Dinner & DJ. Ham dinner by AUX, with DJ. Public welcome. $13, 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Brandon Town Players Production. “Mornings At Seven,” a comedy by Paul Osborn. $10, students and seniors are $8, 7 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, mactjr@comcast.net, 802-558-5653.

The Christine Malcolm Band. This highly acclaimed Vermont band will be performing a special blend of rich original country, folk and blues with a high note of rock. $20, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, edna@brandon-music.net, 802-247-4295.

Sunday

12

January

Sammy B. One of the busiest acts in southern/ central Vermont, Sammy brings a mix of blues, rock, reggae and jam band to the stage. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Monday

13

January

Exercise Class Fit and Fun. Low impact, aerobic and stretching routines; move to lively, sing-a-long music led by Marilyn Sheldon. Feel better, increase strength, balance and flexibility. Monday and Wednesday mornings. $25 per month or $15 for once a week, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, DeniseG@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Rutland Baby Cafe. Free drop-in breastfeeding support group. Meets every Monday. Check the RFL calendar for closings due to the observance of holidays or conflicts in schedule. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, lcunderhill@rrmc.org, 802-775-1901.

Free Help — Quit Smoking, E cigarettes and JUUL. A group to help quit smoking or vaping. Free Nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. New time every Monday. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Rutland Regional Medical Center- CVPS Leahy confernce center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland , 802-747-3768.

Barstow Unified Union — Board Candidate Orientation. Special Meeting — board member candidate orientation. 5 p.m. Barstow School, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Barstow Unified Union. Regular Meeting — date change due to holiday. 6 p.m. Barstow School, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Amateur Radio (Ham) Licensing Class. 11 week course. At the end of the class, students will be ready to take and pass the Technician Class amateur radio license exam. You do not need to learn Morse Code to get a license. 6:30-8:30 p.m. NeighborWorks of Western VT, 110 Marble Street, West Rutland, timabraham@gamil.com, 802-558-0389.

Tuesday

14

January

Line Dance. Come for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old line dances. No experience necessary. No partner needed. $3 per class or 10 classes for $25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, AprilC@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Coffee & Crafting. We supply the coffee (or tea) and craft supplies to make mugs out of clay. This craft requires 2 sessions, one to create your mug and one to glaze it with your choice of colors. Suggested donation $10, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, AprilC@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Free Help — Quit Smoking, E cigarettes and JUUL. A group to help quit smoking or vaping. Free Nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Heart Center , 12 Commons Street , Rutland , 802-747-3768.

Knitting & More. Want to knit or crochet with a group? Come join us on Tuesday afternoons. Meet new friends, work on personal projects and help with new ones. No yarn or needles? No problem! We have a supply. 12:30-2 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, DeniseG@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Tai Chi 2. Six-week course, a fun, relaxing way to move with mindfulness and enjoy the camaraderie of others while practicing. 2-2:45 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, AprilC@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Yomassage. Students hold poses with support from bolsters, blocks, and blankets for around five minutes while a licensed massage therapist comes around to each student and performs massage. $40, package 4 $130, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Quit smoking or e-cigarettes. Do you want to quit but nothing works? American Cancer Society Freshstart Group can help. Four-week workshop, free or reduced cost nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for those who attend. 5-6 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Castleton, 802-747-3768.

OV Unified Union — Candidate Orientation. Special Meeting — board candidate orientation. 6 p.m. RNESU Conference Room, 49 Court Drive, Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Kripalu Yoga. Increases strength and flexibility, improves circulation, breathing and digestion. $15 or 5 for $60, 6-7 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Wednesday

15

January

Exercise Class Fit and Fun. Low impact, aerobic and stretching routines; move to lively, sing-a-long music led by Marilyn Sheldon. Feel better, increase strength, balance and flexibility. Monday and Wednesday mornings. $25 per month or $15 for once a week, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, DeniseG@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

It Takes a Village. A Community of Parents. Free Support group for parents, expecting parents and caregivers. Find support during transition of adding a new baby or child to your family. Baby-siblings welcome. 10-11:30 a.m. Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, 11 Center Street, Rutland , 802-775-1901.

Pittsford Blood Drive. Make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: FURNACE_BROOK. 12-5 p.m. Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 67 Gecha Lane, Pittsford, bostonfan802@yahoo.com, 802-779-1197.

Working Safely with Lead. This course fulfills training and certification requirement in the EMP law and is necessary prior to performing visual inspection, paint stabilization and maintenance on rental units and daycare facilities built before 1978, and filing yearly Vermont EMP statements. $10, 5-9 p.m. Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Leahy Conference Center Room A, Rutland, AHS.VDHALRPGeneral@Vermont.gov, 802-951-5146.

RNESU School Board Meeting. Regular Meeting. 5:15-6 p.m. OVUHS Library, 2997 Franklin St. Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Meat Bingo. Bingo for meat prizes. Public welcome. $8, 6-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

OV Unified Union. Regular Meeting. 6 p.m. OVUHS Library, 2997 Franklin St. Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Song Circle. Song circle welcomes singers and acoustic players to share their music and play along with others. Or just come to listen. Fiddlers especially welcome. Song book of traditional songs encourages group singing. Donations welcome, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer St. Rutland, 802-775-1182.

Thursday

16

January

Meditation. Explore a mindful meditation practice. A weekly free meeting to create an enriching practice. A wonderful gift of self-care for the new year. 9-9:25 a.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Kripalu Yoga. Increases strength and flexibility, improves circulation, breathing and digestion. $15 or 5 for $60, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Yomassage. Students hold poses with support from bolsters, blocks, and blankets for around five minutes while a licensed massage therapist comes around to each student and performs massage. $40, package 4 $130, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Diabetes Prevention Program. Year-long lifestyle change program for anyone at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Learn to make small changes surrounding nutrition and exercise. 4-5 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, klneary@rrmc.org, 802-776-5507.

On Writing, On War. Dennis Jensen, a reporter and editor at the Rutland Herald for 33 years, will talk about his experiences as a writer and as a veteran. Light refreshments will follow. 7 p.m. Castleton Free Library, 638 Main St. Castleton, d.jensen62@yahoo.com.

Introduction to Judaism. Designed for anyone looking to acquire a greater understanding of Judaism, ideal for interfaith couples, Jews looking for a refresher course, spiritual seekers, individuals interested in conversion, anyone interested in a deeper exploration of Judaism. 7:30-9 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, rabbishemtov@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-855-8028.

Tai Chi. Two classes: Yang 24 at 2 p.m. Fall Prevention at 3 p.m. Low impact, slow-motion exercise which benefits all people and is safe for those with balance or arthritis issues, with certified instructor Larry Walter. Rutland Rec. Center, 16 North Main Street Extension, Rutland, 802-775-3855.

Friday

17

January

Tai Chi 1 Class. A mind-body practice, originating in China as a martial art. Six week course from January 17 — February 21. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland , AprilC@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Storytime. Weekly stories, songs, and crafts. 10:30-11 a.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington, youthservices@sherburnelibrary.org, 802-558-3663.

Friday Writers Group. The Friday Writers. This group of writers of all genres and levels meets weekly to read and discuss their work. All interested writers are welcome. Free will donation, 12-2 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, thefridaywriters@gmail.com, 802-775-0356.

Wing Nite and Queen of Heart Drawing. Fifty cent wings and a variety of other sides. Queen of Hearts Drawing at 6:30 p.m. $0.50, 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Queen of Hearts Drawing. Every Friday night, drawing at 6:30 p.m. 6:30-6:45 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

VSO Jukebox. Soprano Mary Bonhag is back again for a mid-winter evening with the Jukebox quartet. The music will focus on how the power of words, poetry and speech transform and inspire artists. $7-$95, 7:30 p.m. Merchants Hall, 42 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-864-5741.

Tinmouth Contra Dance. Dance to the splendid tunes of Honey and the Hive with Luke Donforth calling. All dances taught, you do not need a partner if you are willing to ask someone to dance. Beginner’s lesson at 8 p.m. $10-$12, 8-11 p.m. Tinmouth Community Center, 573 Route 140, Tinmouth, cathyreynolds802@gmail.com, 802-881-6775.

Saturday

18

January

Winter Regulars and Rarities in the Champlain Valley. Look for winter visitors along Lake Champlain and neighboring farm fields. Dress for the weather and bring lunch. Meet at Otter Valley Union High School parking lot at 9 a.m. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. birding@rutlandcounttyaudubon.org.

Manifesting with Sound, Crystals and Essences. A Sound Immersion experience using quartz crystals, Egyptian Lotus essence and healing vibrations of sound & voice. $18, 2-3:15 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-775-8080.

Brandon Idol. Brandon Idol begins its second year of bringing the most outstanding singers in the area to the Historic Brandon Town Hall for a competition where the winner goes home with $1,000. $5, 7 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, cwright@townofbrandon.com, 802-282-6548.

Learn Japanese Class. Beginners welcome. First and third Saturdays of the month. 2 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 2nd floor, 10 Court Street, Rutland, 802-773-9594/ 802-483-2628.

Sunday

19

January

Rutland Bridal Show. Wedding professionals share ideas to make your day magical. Listen to music; taste apps, desserts and wedding cake samples; see the latest trending colors. Doors open 11:30 a.m. prizes begin 1 p.m. grand prizes 2 p.m. $6 in advance; $7 at door, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington, 476 Holiday Inn Drive, Rutland, judy@vermontweddingassociation.com, 802-459-2897.

Personal Wellness Recording Studio Sessions. Participants will leave with a digital recording and instructions on using it for maximum benefit. Please bring a smart phone if you have one; otherwise, an e-mail address is required to mail the recording to you. Call to set up a 25-min. appointment. $50, 12-4 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-775-8080.

Nancy Carey Johnson & Co. Folk/rock songwriter joined by bassist/guitarist/vocalist Barry Schoenwetter playing a mix of covers and originals. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St. Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Monday

20

January

Exercise Class Fit and Fun. Low impact, aerobic and stretching routines; move to lively, sing-a-long music led by Marilyn Sheldon. Feel better, increase strength, balance and flexibility. Monday and Wednesday mornings. $25 per month or $15 for once a week, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, DeniseG@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Rutland Baby Cafe. Free drop-in breastfeeding support group. Meets every Monday. Check the RFL calendar for closings due to the observance of holidays or conflicts in schedule. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, lcunderhill@rrmc.org, 802-775-1901.

Free Help — Quit Smoking, E cigarettes and JUUL. A group to help quit smoking or vaping. Free Nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. New time every Monday. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Rutland Regional Medical Center- CVPS Leahy confernce center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland , 802-747-3768.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Fair Haven Historical Society Annual Meeting. Local author Marty Irons will share his experiences during his recent trip to Hawaii to attend special events on the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 6:30-8 p.m. Fair Haven Free Library, 107 North Main Street, Fair Haven, fhgstechie@yahoo.com, 802-265-7913.

Amateur Radio (Ham) Licensing Class. 11 week course. At the end of the class, students will be ready to take and pass the Technician Class amateur radio license exam. You do not need to learn Morse Code to get a license. 6:30-8:30 p.m. NeighborWorks of Western VT, 110 Marble Street, West Rutland, timabraham@gamil.com, 802-558-0389.

Tuesday

21

January

Line Dance. Come for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old line dances. No experience necessary. No partner needed. $3 per class or 10 classes for $25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, AprilC@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Free Help — Quit Smoking, E cigarettes and JUUL. A group to help quit smoking or vaping. Free Nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Heart Center , 12 Commons Street , Rutland , 802-747-3768.

Knitting & More. Want to knit or crochet with a group? Come join us on Tuesday afternoons. Meet new friends, work on personal projects and help with new ones. No yarn or needles? No problem! We have a supply. 12:30-2 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, DeniseG@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Yomassage. Students hold poses with support from bolsters, blocks, and blankets for around five minutes while a licensed massage therapist comes around to each student and performs massage. $40, package 4 $130, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Quit smoking or e-cigarettes. Do you want to quit but nothing works? American Cancer Society Freshstart Group can help. Four-week workshop, free or reduced cost nicotine patches, gum or lozenges for those who attend. 5-6 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Castleton, 802-747-3768.

RNESU Committee Meeting. Special meeting — Para/bus driver negotiations & session with Association. 5:30 p.m. RNESU Conference Room, 49 Court Drive, Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Kripalu Yoga. Increases strength and flexibility, improves circulation, breathing and digestion. $15 or 5 for $60, 6-7 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

East Coast Swing. Join Richard and Sherri for a 5-week session of beginner’s swing dancing lessons, East Coast style! Come to any or all sessions. 6:30-8 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, rutlandfree@rutlandfree.org, 802-773-1860.

Beginners Swing Dance. Tuesdays January 21 through February 18. 6:30-8 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, 1953s.mck@gmail.com, 773-1860.

Wednesday

22

January

Exercise Class Fit and Fun. Low impact, aerobic and stretching routines; move to lively, sing-a-long music led by Marilyn Sheldon. Feel better, increase strength, balance and flexibility. Monday and Wednesday mornings. $25 per month or $15 for once a week, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, DeniseG@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

It Takes a Village. A Community of Parents. Free Support group for parents, expecting parents and caregivers. Find support during transition of adding a new baby or child to your family. Baby-siblings welcome. 10-11:30 a.m. Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, 11 Center Street, Rutland , 802-775-1901.

Veterans Caregiver Support. Veterans caregiver support presentation given by VA Medical Center Caregiver Support Coordinator Lynette Noble. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Calvary Bible Church, 2 Meadow Street, Rutland, maryesarsvp@gmail.com, 802-775-8220.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Thursday

23

January

Audubon West Rutland Marsh Monitoring Walk. Join us for the full 3.7 mile loop in this National Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), or go halfway. Kids, new birders and non-members always welcome! Grow your birding skills with our friendly bird experts. Meet at the marsh boardwalk on Marble Street at 8 a.m. 8-10:30 a.m. birding@rutlandcounttyaudubon.org.

Meditation. Explore a mindful meditation practice. A weekly free meeting to create an enriching practice. A wonderful gift of self-care for the new year. 9-9:25 a.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Kripalu Yoga. Increases strength and flexibility, improves circulation, breathing and digestion. $15 or 5 for $60, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Yomassage. Students hold poses with support from bolsters, blocks, and blankets for around five minutes while a licensed massage therapist comes around to each student and performs massage. $40, package 4 $130, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Diabetes Prevention Program. Year-long lifestyle change program for anyone at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Learn to make small changes surrounding nutrition and exercise. 4-5 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, klneary@rrmc.org, 802-776-5507.

RNESU Teacher Negotiations Meeting. Special Meeting — Teacher negotiations & session with Association. 5 p.m. OVUHS Library, 2997 Franklin St. Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Introduction to Judaism. Designed for anyone looking to acquire a greater understanding of Judaism, ideal for interfaith couples, Jews looking for a refresher course, spiritual seekers, individuals interested in conversion, anyone interested in a deeper exploration of Judaism. 7:30-9 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, rabbishemtov@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-855-8028.

Tai Chi. Two classes: Yang 24 at 2 p.m. Fall Prevention at 3 p.m. Low impact, slow-motion exercise which benefits all people and is safe for those with balance or arthritis issues, with certified instructor Larry Walter. 3 p.m. Rutland Rec. Center, 16 North Main Street Extension, Rutland, 802-775-3855.

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Storytime. Weekly stories, songs, and crafts. 10:30-11 a.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington, youthservices@sherburnelibrary.org, 802-558-3663.

Friday Writers Group. The Friday Writers. This group of writers of all genres and levels meets weekly to read and discuss their work. All interested writers are welcome. Free will donation, 12-2 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, thefridaywriters@gmail.com, 802-775-0356.

VFW Friday Dinner. Hamburgers & fries. Public welcome. $8, 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Queen of Hearts Drawing. Every Friday night, drawing at 6:30 p.m. 6:30-6:45 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Women’s Dance Circle. Come join us to dance Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms! This is an opportunity for dance as free expression, spiritual practice, and bliss. $5, 7-8:15 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

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