Saturday

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December

St. Paul’s Annual Christmas Bazaar. Handmade gifts, crafts, decorations, ornaments, wreaths, and more. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Orwell Town Hall, Main St. Orwell, annak@shoreham.net, 948-2049.

Rutland County Farmers Market Christmas Craft Fair. Over 60 vendors with great holiday gifts. Lunch will be available. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. College of St. Joseph, 72 Clement Rd, Rutland , Helebapotatofarm@netzero.net, 353-0893.

Kid’s Saturday Classes. Different topics each week. Take home a finished project at the end of the class. $10, 10-11:30 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

The Longest Day Raffle. Benefit to Support Alzheimer’s Awareness. All proceeds go tothe Vt. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Drawing(s) will take place on December 16th. Ticket purchasers need not be present. $1-$5.00, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rutland Area Flea Market, 200 West St, Rutland, lyriksbabies@gmail.com, 747-0658.

Chaffee Annual Meeting. Review 2017-18 successes and share plans for 2019 exhibits, educational programs, and for the art center and carriage house. 1-3 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

Stuart Little. Presented by Proctor Jr./Sr. High School Theater Department. $5/$3, 1 p.m. Proctor Jr./Sr. High School, 4 Park Street , Proctor , christina.papandrea@grcsu.org, 459-3353.

Cornish Hens Dinner. Public welcome. $11, 5 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St. Rutland, 775-6892.

Lorrie Morgan. Concert honoring local firefighters and celebrating the recent opening of the new Randolph Village fire station. Reserved seating. $40-$75, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, outreach@chandler-arts.org.

Amy Rigby. For this concert she will be accompanied by her husband, Wreckless Eric. $10 general admission; $15 generous admission; $3 children, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125, Ripton, andreachesman@gmail.com, 388-9782.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. This night has been running since before the Hide-A-Way moved to this location. Whether you can sing or not, you can at Karaoke 101. 9:30 p.m. Hide-A-Way, 42 Center St. Rutland, ziggyjagger@gmail.com.

Cookies & Cocoa. Free family events: holiday photo taken, Make ornaments, stories read, decorate your own holiday cookie. Donations gratefully accepted. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

Dance Workshop: Burlesque. Come join Alexa Luthor, founder of Burlington’s monthly burlesque variety show, to learn more about what burlesque is, how it can improve body-image and tone and have a bit of fun with choreography. 1 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe St. Bldg H, Rutland, 772-7011.

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

Holiday Concert. The Green Mountain College Choirs, GMC Festival Brass, and guest musicians will present their annual spirited Holiday Concert. Reception with snacks and refreshments in Withey Lobby follows the performance. 7-8:30 a.m. Green Mountain College Ackley Auditorium, One Brennan Circle, Poultney, carla.snook@greenmtn.edu, 287-8926.

Annual Holiday Bazaar. Featuring local crafts, food, raffle and more. A light lunch fare will also be available. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. First Congregational Church, S. Main St. Wallingford, jandlois@vermontel.net, 446-2442.

Lorrie Morgan. Winner of four Country Music Association “Female Vocalist of the Year” awards. Concert will honor local firefighters and celebrate the recent opening of the new Randolph Village fire station. $40-$75, 7:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, 728-6464.

Sunday

2

December

24th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Over 30 vendors of fine arts and crafts. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Middletown Springs Elementary School, School Street, Middletown Springs, tango@vermontel.net, 235-2050.

The Longest Day Raffle. Benefit to Support Alzheimer’s Awareness. All proceeds go tothe Vt. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Drawing(s) will take place on December 16th. Ticket purchasers need not be present. $1-$5.00, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rutland Area Flea Market, 200 West St, Rutland, lyriksbabies@gmail.com, 747-0658.

Make your own interior storm windows. Paul Kasman will demonstrate making a couple of storm window frames and along the way teach many aspects of wood working techniques. $20 for Members $30 for Non-Members, 12-2 p.m. the MINT — Rutland’s Makerspace, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, JEFFDBEATS@GMAIL.COM, 342-9421.

Holiday Bingo. Gifts to choose from for regular games and cash for the Specials. Doors open at 11 a.m.; first game starts at 1 p.m. There will be food available. 1-3 p.m. Maple Valley Grange #318, 31 Dugway Road, Wallingford, 353-4651.

Brandon Free Public Library Holiday Auction. Over 50 local patrons, artists and Brandon businesses have donated a wide variety of items. Preview 1:30 to 2 p.m. day of the auction. Music, refreshments and door prizes. $1.00 suggested donation, 2-4:30 p.m. Brandon Free Public Library, 4 Franklin Street, Brandon, mary_cliver@yahoo.com, 247-8230.

Handel’s Messiah. Rutland Area Chorus, soloists and orchestra will perform at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. under the direction of Alastair Stout, Minister of Music at Grace Church. A reception will follow the 7 p.m. performance. Free will offering, 3:30-5 p.m. Grace Congregational UCC, 8 Court Street, Rutland, dchart6010@aol.com, 775-4301.

Science Pub. Soils and Global Warming with Dartmouth College Asst. Prof. Caitlin E. Hicks Pries. Hicks Pries studies the carbon cycle and the processes that turn soil into an ally or enemy in our changing climate. 4-5:30 p.m. Brandon Inn, Brandon, marthaLmolnar@gmail.com, 8024685125.

Adult Learn-to-Play Hockey. a series of COED instructional sessions led by members of the Rutland Cutting Edges women’s ice hockey team. Email rutlandcuttingedges@gmail.com prior to your first session. $10 per session, 6-7 p.m. Spartan Arena, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland Town, rutlandcuttingedges@gmail.com.

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. RSVP. 4-6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove, Rutland, office@RutlandJewishCenter.org, 773-3455.

Monday

3

December

Yoga. A relaxing hour of yoga in a safe, sober environment. Everyone is welcome. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

OVUU Planning Task Force. Special Meeting — date change due to weather. 5-7 p.m. RNESU Conference Room, mpiper@rnesu.org, 247-5757.

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, 77 Furnace Rd. Pittsford, 353- 2259.

MIG Welding — Make a Horseshoe Coat Rack. Learn how to set up the MIG welder, how welding works, plus get practice making tacks and beads for different kinds of joints. No welding experience is necessary; Safety equipment provided. members $75; non-members $100, 6-8:30 p.m. the MINT — Rutland’s Makerspace, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, jeffdbeats@gmail.com, 342-9421.

Yoga for All Levels. Instructor, Stefanie DeSimone, will guide all levels to experience mindfulness and the benefits of yoga. Monday evenings. $5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

Open Mic Night. Share your music, play what you love, learn to play guitar and hang out and listen to your musician friends. All in a safe, sober environment. 7-9 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

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. (scholarships available). $48, 4-5 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St. Poultney, sarahhutton4@hotmail.com.

Tobacco Cessation Class. Drop in and receive free nicotine replacement therapy and other resources and supports. 5 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St. Rutland, 747-3768.

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

Tuesday

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December

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. 6 p.m. Rick & Kat’s Howlin’ Mouse, 158 N. Main St. #2, Rutland, 772-7955.

Pottery for People in Recovery. Get your hands dirty and be creative. Fun for all ages. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

Tool Training Tuesday. Learn rapid prototyping, metal shop, CNC’s, wood shop tools and more every Tuesday. Tool training Tuesdays will rotate between all of our shops. 6-8 p.m. the MINT — Rutland’s Makerspace, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, jeffdbeats@gmail.com, 342-9421.

Tobacco Cessation Class. Drop in and receive free nicotine replacement therapy and other resources and supports. 11 a.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St. Rutland, 747-3768.

Free Tours Tuesday. Weekly open house every Tuesday. 4:30 p.m. The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, 772-7087.

Wits End Support Group. A free, open and confidential peer support group for families to learn about the signs and symptoms of drug use, services available and next step toward helping loved ones. Trained counselor present. 6:30-8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St. (Use West St. entrance), Rutland, 775-4301.

Wednesday

5

December

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

Family Event with Hanukkah Cookie Baking Fun!. School children and their families will gather together to make Hanukkah cookies. Cookie ingredients will be provided. Bring your rolling pin. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 773-3455.

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

Ukulele Lessons. Ukulele lessons every Wednesday. $20, 5-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

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.

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, 77 Furnace Rd. Pittsford, 353- 2259.

Meat Bingo. Bingo for meat prizes. $8, 6-7 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St. Rutland, 533-9075.

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.

College Night 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.

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

Chair Yoga. Increase your well-being one movement at a time with this on going gentle chair yoga. Beginners welcome. $50 for 5 sessions, 10:30-11 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, 772-7801.

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

Parkinsons Fitness Class. Fitness classes for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Wednesdays noon. $5, 12 p.m. Club Fitness, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 775-1300.

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

Moonlight Madness. Stores in Brandon will be open late for holiday shoppers. Parking is available in the Hannaford parking lot. 4-8 p.m. Downtown, Brandon, kristenvarian@gmail.com, 779-7909.

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.

Thursday

6

December

Extempo. Locals tell short-format, first-person, true stories without any notes or reading, before a live audience. $5, 8 p.m. Mingle Nightclub, 214 N. Main St. Barre, 793-8819.

Pottery for People in Recovery. Get your hands dirty and be creative. Fun for all ages. 12-1 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

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

Yoga Dance. Guided movement exploration and yoga asanas. Dance through the chakras. No prior dance or yoga necessary. drop ins welcome. First class is just $5, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra , 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, sajyoga@gmail.com, 773-6419.

Live at the Chaffee Music Series. Local band, Miss Guided Angels will be performing. $7, 7-9 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

Ukulele Club. Bring your own ukulele and a music stand. Beginners at 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St. Catleton, 345-9100.

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.

Friday

7

December

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. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

Wood Burning. Learn everything you need to know to make these wood burning creations. All supplies needed are provided. 1:30-3 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

Salsa Dancing. The mansion provided a unique place to dance. 6-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

First-Friday Open Mic. Hosted by Bruce Douglas. Free. To sign up for a 12-minute spot, (limited number of performances — first come, first served), e-mail: greyscot@hotmail.com or call 483-6892. 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland, 117 West. St. Rutland, greyscot@hotmail.com, 802-483-6892.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service. Musical service. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 773-3455.

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

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

December Book Sales. Most items $ .25 - $ 3. Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat.10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St. Rutland, 773-1860.

Play Group Pawlet. 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. 10-11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School St. Pawlet, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com, 325-3123.

Saturday

8

December

Còig: A Celtic Holiday Concert. Nova Scotia’s powerhouse Còig presents an evening of fiery Celtic holiday tunes from their 2015 album Carols. $20-$40, 8 p.m. Pentangle Arts: Woodstock Town Theatre, 31 On The Green, Woodstock.

Family Yoga and Winter Art Workshop. A winter adventure through movement & story. A winter-inspired craft. Guided by yoga instructor Cristy Murphy. Geared toward children 4-11 years old & their families. 10-11:30 a.m. Chittenden Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, chittendenpl@gmail.com, 8027733531.

Kid’s Saturday Classes. Different topics each week. Take home a finished project at the end of the class. $10, 10-11:30 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

The Longest Day Raffle. Benefit to Support Alzheimer’s Awareness. All proceeds go tothe Vt. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Drawing(s) will take place on December 16th. Ticket purchasers need not be present. $1-$5.00, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rutland Area Flea Market, 200 West St, Rutland, lyriksbabies@gmail.com, 747-0658.

Santa visit. Santa is coming to Bailey Library in Clarendon. There will be candy canes from Santa and books to take home to read. Opportunity for pictures with Santa. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bailey Memorial Library, 111 Moulton Avenue, North Clarendon, dchart6010@aol.com, 353-0962.

Marble Mansion Tour. The Fair Haven Historical Society welcomes everyone for a self-guided tour to be followed by refreshments. Mugs and a new book Fair Haven Memories available for purchase. Donation accepted. 12-3 p.m. Marble Mansion Inn, West Park Place, Fair Haven, fhgstechie@yahoo.com, 265-7913.

7th Annual Cobra Gymnastics Meet. This year Cobra gymnasts are celebrating The Year of the Pig. Two sessions, awards, raffle and bake sale. $5, 3-9 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe Street Bld H #10, Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 772-7011.

Raising the Light Hanukkah Party. Bring your menorahs! Latkes and salads will be served. 5-8 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 773-3455.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. This night has been running since before the Hide-A-Way moved to this location. Whether you can sing or not, you can at Karaoke 101. 9:30 p.m. Hide-A-Way, 42 Center St. Rutland, ziggyjagger@gmail.com.

December Book Sales. Most items $ .25 — $ 3. Friday, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Sat.10 a.m. — 2 p.m. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St. Rutland, 773-1860.

Sunday

9

December

The Longest Day Raffle. Benefit to Support Alzheimer’s Awareness. All proceeds go tothe Vt. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Drawing(s) will take place on December 16th. Ticket purchasers need not be present. $1-$5.00, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rutland Area Flea Market, 200 West St, Rutland, lyriksbabies@gmail.com, 747-0658.

38th Annual Carol Concert. Brandon Festival Singers, under the direction of Gene Childers and accompanied by Jean Childers, featuring a wide variety of traditional, contemporary and original music for the season. Free will offering, 3-5 p.m. Brandon Congregational Church , 1 Carver Street , BRANDON, mary_cliver@yahoo.com, 8022470180.

Adult Learn-to-Play Hockey. a series of COED instructional sessions led by members of the Rutland Cutting Edges women’s ice hockey team. Email rutlandcuttingedges@gmail.com prior to your first session. $10 per session, 6-7 p.m. Spartan Arena, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland Town, rutlandcuttingedges@gmail.com.

Monday

10

December

Yoga. A relaxing hour of yoga in a safe, sober environment. Everyone is welcome. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

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, 77 Furnace Rd. Pittsford, 353- 2259.

Make a Horseshoe Wreath. Learn the basics of MIG welding and make a nifty horseshoe wreath. This basic welding session is open to members and non-members, and no welding experience is necessary. Safety equipment provided. Cost of materials: $30 (Bring cash). $75 members; $100 non-members, 6-8 p.m. the MINT — Rutland’s Makerspace, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, jeffdbeats@gmail.com, 342-9421.

Yoga for All Levels. Instructor, Stefanie DeSimone, will guide all levels to experience mindfulness and the benefits of yoga. Monday evenings. $5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

Open Mic Night. Share your music, play what you love, learn to play guitar and hang out and listen to your musician friends. All in a safe, sober environment. 7-9 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

Brick Box Live featuring Pepper and Sassafras. A music showcase, video recorded in front of a live studio audience, featuring regional folk, blues, jazz, and rock to share songs and conversation in this intimate venue. This month’s featured act is Pepper and Sassafras, from Syracuse, NY. $10, 7:30-9 p.m. The Brick Box at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street, Rutland, phil@windrant.com, 779-4769.

Tobacco Cessation Class. Drop in and receive free nicotine replacement therapy and other resources and supports. 5 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St. Rutland, 747-3768.

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

Tuesday

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December

Pottery for People in Recovery. Get your hands dirty and be creative. Fun for all ages. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

Photo painting. Send us a favorite photo, and join us to learn technique to paint it in oils. The photo can be painted as it is or be changed; a sunset can become a sunrise, brown grass can be painted green. $20, 6-8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

Tool Training Tuesday. Learn rapid prototyping, metal shop, CNC’s, wood shop tools and more every Tuesday. Tool training Tuesdays will rotate between all of our shops. 6-8 p.m. the MINT — Rutland’s Makerspace, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, jeffdbeats@gmail.com, 342-9421.

Tobacco Cessation Class. Drop in and receive free nicotine replacement therapy and other resources and supports. 11 a.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St. Rutland, 747-3768.

Free Tours Tuesday. Weekly open house every Tuesday. 4:30 p.m. The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, 772-7087.

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.

Wits End Support Group. A free, open and confidential peer support group for families to learn about the signs and symptoms of drug use, services available and next step toward helping loved ones. Trained counselor present. 6:30-8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St. (Use West St. entrance), Rutland, 775-4301.

Wednesday

12

December

Wallingford Holiday Concert. Bells of Joy directed by Karen James will present traditional Christmas music as well as selections inspired by the Lessons and Carols Service from Kings College, Cambridge in England arranged specially for this unique instrument comprised of 5 octaves of bronze handbells and 5 octaves of lovely handchimes. Suggested Donation of $10 to $15 per person, 7-8:30 p.m. Wallingford Town Hall, 75 School Street, Wallingford, townadmin@wallingfordvt.com, 446-2872.

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

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

Ukulele Lessons. Ukulele lessons every Wednesday. $20, 5-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

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.

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, 77 Furnace Rd. Pittsford, 353- 2259.

Tree of Remembrance Lighting. The Castleton Woman’s Club and the Castleton Free Library host the lighting of the Tree of Remembrance followed by music from the Castleton Village School band, stories, and a time of refreshments. 6-8 p.m. Castleton Free Library, 638 Main Street, Castleton, 468-5574.

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 Street, Rutland, 775-0356.

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.

College Night 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.

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

Chair Yoga. Increase your well-being one movement at a time with this on going gentle chair yoga. Beginners welcome. $50 for 5 sessions, 10:30-11 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, 772-7801.

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

Parkinsons Fitness Class. Fitness classes for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Wednesdays noon. $5, 12 p.m. Club Fitness, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 775-1300.

Figure Drawing at the Chaffee. Live Model. No instructor. Timed poses. Easels provided. Bring own drawing supplies. Note: holidays can cause classes to be adjusted. Holiday schedule 12/12, 1/ 9, 1/23. Every other Wednesday. 15.00, 6-8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

Thursday

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December

Pottery for People in Recovery. Get your hands dirty and be creative. Fun for all ages. 12-1 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

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

Sip-N-Dip Class. Perfect for a night out: date night, individuals or a group of friends, family and co-workers. Artist instructor will walk you through the painting process. Leave with a completed canvas. Artist and images will be posted on Chaffee website. $30, 6 p.m.-8 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

International Folk Dancing. Israeli and European dances will be taught. Partners and experience not necessary. Wear comfortable clothes with sturdy, non-slip shoes. 6:30-8 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 773-3455.

Ukulele Club. Bring your own ukulele and a music stand. Beginners at 6:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St. Catleton, 345-9100.

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.

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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. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

Wood Burning. Learn everything you need to know to make these wood burning creations. All supplies needed are provided. 1:30-3 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, 773-6010.

Salsa Dancing. The mansion provided a unique place to dance. 6-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

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

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

Play Group Pawlet. 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. 10-11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School St. Pawlet, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com, 325-3123.

The Holidays are Alive. with Elisabeth von Trapp in concert and dinner, Concert tickets $25 (students/seniors $20) available in advance and the night of the concert. Concert and dinner $60 (students/seniors $50) advanced ticket purchase only. Tickets available at Trinity Church during office hours Mon-Fri 9am-noon, Diamonds & More (check only) and Phoenix Books (cash or check). $60/$50 dinner and concert; $25/$20 concert only, 7-10 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West Street, Rutland, office@trinitychurchrutland.org, 8027754368.

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Shabbat Morning Service. Musical Shabbat Service, morning prayers and Torah reading. 9:30-11:40 a.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 773-3455.

Kid’s Saturday Classes. Different topics each week. Take home a finished project at the end of the class. $10, 10-11:30 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 775-0356.

The Longest Day Raffle. Benefit to Support Alzheimer’s Awareness. All proceeds go tothe Vt. Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. Drawing(s) will take place on December 16th. Ticket purchasers need not be present. $1-$5.00, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rutland Area Flea Market, 200 West St, Rutland, lyriksbabies@gmail.com, 747-0658.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. This night has been running since before the Hide-A-Way moved to this location. Whether you can sing or not, you can at Karaoke 101. 9:30 p.m. Hide-A-Way, 42 Center St. Rutland, ziggyjagger@gmail.com.

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

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