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 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,

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.

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 St., Ludlow.

International Folk Dancing. Simple Israeli & European dances. All dances will be taught. No partner needed. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable 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.

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. $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 Rd., 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, 7:30 p.m., College of St. Joseph Tuttle Theater, 71 Clement Ave., Rutland, 802tix.com.

Friday 9 November

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. Learn the basics of this Japanese energy healing practice, with a brief Reiki session. Fridays, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland, 773-6010, 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, 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, 4:30 p.m. Summit Lodge, 200 Summit Rd., Killington, 422-3535, summitlodgevt.com. RSVP at EVITE, FB or 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 Dr., Castleton.

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

Mexican Pizza Night. $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 required. No need to preregister. $5 drop-ins, or $20 five-visit punch card. Fridays 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. $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 Rd., 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, 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, 7:30 p.m., 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.

Saturday 10 November

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. 287-0584 or 645-0934.

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, 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 Rd., Chittenden. 773-3531, 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. 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. 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 bowls 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.

Bluegrass Band. “Mile Twelve” performs. $12, $10 seniors/students, 7:30 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, 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, 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, 7:30 p.m., College of St. Joseph Tuttle Theater, 71 Clement Ave., Rutland, 802tix.com.

Soulstice. Rock & jam. 9 p.m. Greenfields at Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Dr. 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.

Sunday 11 November

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, 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.

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. Pianist/composer Gary Schmidt, with a reading of poetry reflecting thoughts on music, 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. 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. Now she’s coming to Rutland, for a solo show. 7 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156.

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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 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.

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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 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, 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, 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. 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, gracechurchvt.org.

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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, Rutland, 775-1300, 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. Wednesdays, Castleton Community Center. Free, 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, 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 — patients, family or close friends, and how they take charge of the end of life journey. Light supper provided. 5:30 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland, 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 Rd., 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, 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.

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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, 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. 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.

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 Rd., 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. Learn the basics of Reiki, a Japanese energy healing practice, with a brief Reiki session. Fridays, 10:30 — 11:30 a.m. Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland, 773-6010, 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, 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 Rd., 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 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.

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 Rd., 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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