Tuesday

3

March

Meditation Group. The Sangha (community) meets regularly for Zen Buddhist spiritual practice including zazen (meditation) and liturgy in the Zen tradition. 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

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.

MRU Blood Drive. Blood drive for the American Red Cross. To make an appointment call: 1-800-733-2767. To find out your eligibility status call: 1-800-236-3276. 12:30-6 p.m. Mill River Union High School, 2321 Middle Road, North Clarendon, cciejko@millriverschools.org, 802-775-192-5205.

Pottery Wheel. Our pottery wheel is up and running and Jess Ferrara will be helping us learn how to use it. $5 per project, 3-5 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

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

Kripalu Yoga. A gentle hatha yoga practice that 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.

Free Tax Assistance. February 10 — April 15. For seniors and low-to-middle income younger taxpayers, offered by Rutland AARP TaxAide volunteers, certified by the IRS. By appointment only. 802-775-8220.

Wednesday

4

March

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels and beginners are welcome. Incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. $10-12, 9-10:15 a.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 1-917-301-7150.

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.

Yoga Prana Shakti Chair Yoga. If you have physical limitations or health issues this might be the class for you. With the help of a chair anyone can practice yoga, with benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility, strength and more. 5 classes $50, drop-in $12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 917-301-7150.

Human Services Job and Graduate Fair. Learn more about opportunities for continuing your education and finding a career in the human services field. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Castleton University Campus Center, 49 University Drive, Castleton, renee.beauprewhite@castleton.edu, 802-468-1339.

Integrative Yoga. Gentle to moderate in nature. Beginners will feel challenged but safe. Experienced students will learn how to work at a deeper level to develop a more personal practice. $10 to drop in or sign up for a full session and get a discounted rate, 6-7:15 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Ext. Rutland, Nikkia@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

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

Author Talk. A reading and talk with Vermont author, Katherine Arden, who will read from her acclaimed Winternight Trilogy. Book signing and Q&A with the author to follow. Complimentary refreshments, tea, coffee and cocoa will be served. 6-7 p.m. Chittenden Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, chittendenpl@gmail.com, 802-773-3531.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. 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.

Martin Freeman, Colonization, and Identity. Professor Bill Hart discusses what convinced Freeman, the second black graduate of Middlebury College and the first black president of an American college, that he could only experience freedom, full citizenship, and self-determination in exile in a black republic. 7-8:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St. Rutland, randall@rutlandfree.org, 802-773-1860.

VRPOA Winter Meeting. The guest speaker will be Carl of the Rutland County Solid Waste District and he will talk about the recycling changes going into effect on July 1st in Vermont. 7-8:30 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, pmrofvrpoa@aol.com, 775-3660.

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, jack_cr2@yahoo.com, 802-775-1182.

Thursday

5

March

Meditation Group. The Sangha (community) meets regularly for Zen Buddhist spiritual practice including zazen (meditation) and liturgy in the Zen tradition. 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Kripalu Yoga. A gentle hatha yoga practice that 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 while a licensed massage therapist performs massage. $40 and packages, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, 3rd floor, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Pottery Wheel. Our pottery wheel is up and running and Jess Ferrara will be helping us learn how to use it. $5 per project, 12-2 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

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.

Figure Drawing Class. Expand on your observational and drawing skillss with a live model. $15, 4-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Monthly Yoga Nidra. Begin with a few minutes of very gentle movement, then move into a long Yoga Nidra session. 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.

Monthly Yoga Dance. Guided movement exploration and yoga asanas as we dance through the chakras. No dance or yoga necessary, no registration, just drop in. First class just $5, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention. Low-impact, slow-motion exercise designed for people with balance and arthritis issues, but beneficial for all. For course specifics, contact certified instructor Larry Walter at 802-775-3855, register at Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center. 6-7 p.m. Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, 223 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, lulek@vermontadventuretours.com, 802-773-3343.

Yoga for the Mindful heART. Be prepared to leave your mat with dignity as self love as you honor yourself with yoga. Please bring your own mat. $5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Introduction to Judaism. Designed for anyone looking to acquire a greater understanding of Judaism. Ideal for interfaith couples, Jews looking for a refresher course or anyone interested in exploring 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

6

March

Meditation Group. The Sangha (community) meets regularly for Zen Buddhist spiritual practice including zazen (meditation) and liturgy in the Zen tradition. 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

CreativeSpace. Bring tools/supplies to create your works of art along with other inspiring artists. Open to all arts: fine arts, quilters, jewelry, musicians, etc. Donations appreciated, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Storytime. Weekly stories, songs and crafts. 10:30-11 a.m. Sherburne Library, 2998 River Road, Killington, youthservices@sherburnelibrary.org, 802-422-9765.

Friday Writers Group. 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.

Woodburning. Try your hand at woodburning and create a beautiful piece of art to take home. All supplies provided. $5 per project, 1-3 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Osher Lecture. “Reading Thoreau in the 21st Century”: UVM Professor Bob Pepperman Taylor will discuss the relationship between Thoreau’s political and environmental messages and how they resonate today. Osher membership or $5 at the door, 1:30-3 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, 802-775-1246.

Gary Wade. Wallingford musician Gary Wade performs popular music on guitar and harmonica. 6-9 p.m. Lake Bomoseen Inn Taproom, RT 30, Lake Bomoseen, millerwade@vermontel.net, 802-236-7317.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. 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.

International Soup and Bread Night. Sample a variety of soups prepared by members of the Slate Valley community for $8. Diners may also purchase handcrafted bowls for $15 by artisan Victoria Whitney as part of Granville’s First Friday. $8-15, 7-9 p.m. Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water Street, Granville, associate@slatevalleymuseum.org, 518-642-1417.

First-Friday Open Mic. Hosted by Bruce Douglas. Limited number of performances. First come, first served. Email to sign up for a 12-minute spot. 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland, 117 West. Street, Rutland, greyscot@hotmail.com, 802-483-6892.

Saturday

7

March

Pie For Breakfast. All-you-can-eat pie with tea, coffee or juice. Try varieties, both sweet and savory. Basket raffle with over 30 prizes, including maple syrup and gift certificates from local businesses. $8 adults; $4 children 5-12; under 5 are free, 8-11 a.m. Middletown Springs Elementary School, South Street, Middletown Springs, middletownspringslibrary@gmail.com, 802-235-2435.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels and beginners are welcome. However, the energy level is between moderate to vigorous. Class incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. $10-12, 9-10:15 a.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 917-301-7150.

Book Group for the Mindful heART. Do you love to read? Are you looking for other book lovers to discuss literature with? Then you’ve come to the right place. Donations Appreciated, 9:30-11 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Yoga Prana Shakti for Beginners and Gentle Yogis. Incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. $12 drop-in, $100 for a 10-class card. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 917-301-7150.

VFFC Sprouts. An open-flow program for kids at the indoor farmers market with weekly themes based on gardening and nature. Crafts, play, books, and space to interact with peers. Parents can stay or take a moment to shop at the market. Free, monetary and material donations appreciated. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. VFFC Farmers Hall, 251 West St. Rutland, vffc.fabel@gmail.com, 802-417-7581.

All About The Arts. Every first Saturday of the month, children’s program where we explore a variety of arts and crafts. $10 pre-registers/ $15 for drop-ins, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Dog & Cat Rabies clinic. With Grace Ma-Steenbergen, DVM. All dogs must be on leashes. All cats must be in carriers. $15, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Town of Wallingford, 75 School Street, Wallingford, townclerk@wallingfordvt.com, 802-446-2336.

Half the Sky: New Music Award. The Weston-Ghostlight New Musical Award supports the creation of a 30-minute demo CD of a new or substantially revised full-length musical. Two free public concerts of Half the Sky at 4 and 7 p.m. 4-5:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, tickets@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

Corned Beef Dinner & DJ. Public welcome. $14, 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Annual Gala/Auction. To Benefit Sculpture Education. The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center will host “The Roaring 20’s,” dinner, drinks, silent/live auction and live music and dancing. $65, 5-11 p.m. The Southside Steakhouse, 170 South Main Street, Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Chittenden Day Dinner. Turkey and ham with all the fixings. Please bring a dessert to share. Take-out 5:30 p.m. dinner 6 p.m. 50/50 raffle. $12 adults; $10 take-out, seniors and children 5-12; under 5 free. Advance tickets recommended. Tickets at the door are $15/$12. Proceeds support Chittenden Day 2020. 6-8:50 p.m. North Chittenden Grange Hall, 3 Lower Middle Road, North Chittenden, saquint@comcast.net, 802-483-6963.

Young Tradition of Vermont Touring Group Concert. Teen players, singers and dancers who focus on learning and performing traditional music and dance repertoire. Special guests for the concert will be The YTV Youth Commission and Pete Sutherland. $20.00 suggested donation, 7-9:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71 N Main Street, Randolph, mark.sustic@gmail.com, 802-233-5293.

Rosier in Concert. The Montréal-based band Rosier (formally Les Poules à Colin) explores the connections between Québec folk and a mix of indie, jazz, pop, bluegrass, and contemporary styles. $10 general admission; $15 to $20 generous admission; $3 children, 7:30 p.m. Ripton Community Coffee House, Route 125, Ripton, andreachesman@gmail.com, 802-388-9782.

Beppe Gambetta. A master innovator of the acoustic guitar, Gambetta has performed with heroes of the folk scene including David Grisman, Gene Parsons, Doc Watson, Norman Blake and with the band Men Of Steel. $20, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, edna@brandon-music.net, 802-247-4295.

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

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Group Medium Reading. The event starts with an introduction and a brief discussion. The remainder of the time will be spent receiving and delivering messages from those who have passed. $29, 12-1:45 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-775-8080.

Becoming a Medium Workshop. Explore what it means to be a medium and practice connecting to those who have passed. Simple exercises that anyone can do will help develop the skill. Space is limited. $29, 2-3:45 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-775-8080.

Meditation Group. The Sangha (community) meets regularly for Zen Buddhist spiritual practice including zazen (meditation) and liturgy in the Zen tradition. 5:30-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Youth Showcase of Talent. Grace Church’s youth choir, Joyful Noise, offers a medley from “Aladdin,” joined by the Children’s Choir and accompanied by local musicians. Benefits the HEAL Foundation. Free will offering, 6-8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, dchar99@yahoo.com, 802-775-4301.

Phil Henry. A formally trained and award-winning musician, Henry plays upbeat contemporary folk. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Monday

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OVUU Hawk Hill Committee. Special meeting — discussion. 3:30 p.m. OVUHS Conference Room, 2997 Franklin St. Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

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 Conference Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland , 802-747-3768.

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

Make and Take Sign Party. Participants make a 4x24 finished wooden sign in their choice of paint color with one of 40+ expressions. Leave with a finished sign ready to hang or give as a gift. Spots are limited. Reserve your spot by email. $25 with partial donation to the Chittenden Public Library. 5:30-7 p.m. Chittenden Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, chittendenpl@gmail.com, 802-773-3531.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels of Yoga experience, however the energy level is between moderate to vigorous. Class incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. $13-15, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 917-301-7150.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. 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.

Tuesday

Marchch10

Meditation Group. The Sangha (community) meets regularly for Zen Buddhist spiritual practice including zazen (meditation) and liturgy in the Zen tradition. 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

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.

Pottery Wheel. Our pottery wheel is up and running and Jess Ferrara will be helping us learn how to use it. $5 per project, 3-5 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Rafiki. A 2018 film directed by Wanuri Kahiu that highlights the romance between two young women, Kena and Ziki, living in a Nairobi housing estate. Part of The 2020 Castleton International Film Festival highlighting women directors in honor of Women’s History Month. Free and open to the public. 7-8:30 p.m. Castleton University — Stafford Academic Center, 251 South Street, Castleton.

Free Tax Assistance. February 10 — April 15. For seniors and low-to-middle income younger taxpayers, offered by Rutland AARP TaxAide volunteers, certified by the IRS. By appointment only. 12 a.m. 802-775-8220.

Wednesday

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Bus Trip to Irish Country St. Patrick’s Celebration. Hop on the bus to the Log Cabin Banquet and Meeting House, Holyoke, MA. Deirdre Reilly will perform Irish and country music. $87 includes transportation, lunch, a beverage, and performance. Registration required. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, aprilc@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels and beginners are welcome. Incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. $10-12, 9-10:15 a.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 1-917-301-7150.

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.

Yoga Prana Shakti Chair Yoga. If you have physical limitations or health issues this might be the class for you. With the help of a chair anyone can practice yoga, with benefits of increased circulation, balance, flexibility, mobility, strength and more. 5 classes $50, drop-in $12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 917-301-7150.

Nursing & Health Science Job Fair. Representatives from various nursing and health science businesses and organizations will speak about career opportunities. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Castleton University Fine Arts Center, 45 Alumni Drive, Castleton, renee.beauprewhite@castleton.edu, 802-468-1339.

Blood Drive. Blood donors needed. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter:FURNACE_BROOK to schedule your appointment. Homemade soups, sandwiches, cookies and other snacks for all donors. 12-5 p.m. Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 67 Gecha Lane, Pittsford, bostonfan802@yahoo.com, 802-779-1197.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. 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.

Bobcats Talk and Slideshow. Learn about bobcats with Dr. Scott MacLachlan. 6-7 p.m. Poultney Public Library, 205 Main St. Poultney, ppl5556@yahoo.com, 802-287-5556.

Extra Stout. All the variety Irish music has to offer from raucous drinking songs to ballads of home and county; from slow and haunting airs to rocking reels, jigs and polkas. Suggested donation $10 to $15 per person at the door. 7-9 p.m. Wallingford Town Hall, 75 School St. Wallingford, townadmin@wallingfordvt.com, 802-446-2872.

Green Mountain Fly Tyers Meeting. Rich Norman, professional fly tyer, will demonstrate tying two trout flies you should have while fishing the Battenkill River, the Usual and the MacIntyre. The public is welcome. 7-9 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, ebnmjn@hotmail.com, 802-468-5525.

Thursday

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Meditation Group. The Sangha (community) meets regularly for Zen Buddhist spiritual practice including zazen (meditation) and liturgy in the Zen tradition. 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Pottery Wheel. Our pottery wheel is up and running and Jess Ferrara will be helping us learn how to use it. $5 per project, 12-2 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Dealing with Trauma Through Art. Artist Traci Molloy will discuss her work generating large-scale multimedia projects with trauma survivors. All of her work is geared towards bridging socio-economic gaps caused by poverty and racism. 12:30 p.m. Castleton University — Jeffords Auditorium, 233 South Street, Castleton.

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.

The Heart of Ukulele. You can learn to play ukulele. Even if you’ve never played an instrument in your life. Beginners 5-5:30 p.m. Other levels join 5:30-7 p.m. Donations Appreciated, 5-7 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention. Low-impact, slow-motion exercise designed for people with balance and arthritis issues, but beneficial for all. For course specifics, contact certified instructor Larry Walter at 802-775-3855, register at Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center. 6-7 p.m. Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, 223 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, lulek@vermontadventuretours.com, 802-773-3343.

Sip N’ Dip. Bring your friends and your favorite BYO bottle of wine for an evening of painting, laughter, instruction and a finished canvas by the end of the night. Children and teens are invited to join with an accompanying parent/adult. $30, 6-8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Yoga for the Mindful heART. Be prepared to leave your mat with dignity as self love as you honor yourself with yoga. Please bring your own mat. $5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Mendon Historical Society. Talk by Humanities Council speaker Deborah Lee Luskin on “Getting from Here to There: A History of Roads and Settlement in Vermont.”. 7-8:30 p.m. Mendon Town Office, 2282 U.S. Route 4, Mendon, annsingiser@gmail.com, 802-773-8172.

Honeyland. 2019 Macedonian documentary portraying the life of Hatidže Muratova, one of the last wild beekeepers in the country. Part of the 2020 Castleton International Film Festival, highlighting women directors in honor of Women’s History Month. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Castleton University — Stafford Academic Center, 251 South Street, Castleton.

”Roses are Red, Violets are blue.”. What is it like to be different? This student-developed one-act play tells an old story with a new twist, exploring the issue of inclusion. $5, 7-8 p.m. Rutland High School Theatre, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland, cathy.archer@rcpsvt.org, 802-770-1134.

Introduction to Judaism. Designed for anyone looking to acquire a greater understanding of Judaism. Ideal for interfaith couples, Jews looking for a refresher course or anyone interested in exploring 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.

Friday

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Meditation Group. The Sangha (community) meets regularly for Zen Buddhist spiritual practice including zazen (meditation) and liturgy in the Zen tradition. 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

CreativeSpace. Bring tools/supplies to create your works of art along with other inspiring artists. Open to all arts: fine arts, quilters, jewelry, musicians, etc. Donations appreciated, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Storytime. Weekly stories, songs and crafts. 10:30-11 a.m. Sherburne Library, 2998 River Road, Killington, youthservices@sherburnelibrary.org, 802-422-9765.

Friday Writers Group. 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.

Woodburning. Try your hand at woodburning and create a beautiful piece of art to take home. All supplies provided. $5 per project, 1-3 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Osher Lecture. “The Meaning of a Map”: Bill Morris will show that recent cartographic technology can now produce maps with incredible information. Osher membership or $5 at the door, 1:30-3 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, 775-1246.

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.

Make Your Own Leprechaun Trap. Fun & festive family activity that will bring out your creative side and perhaps a bit of luck. $10, 4:30-6 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Ext. Rutland, Nikkia@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. 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.

The Local Scene. A family-friendly event featuring local teen bands Squig Heart and Sweet Sphinx, with special guests throughout the evening. No age requirement, and no alcohol allowed. $5, 7 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, cwright@townofbrandon.com, 802-282-6548.

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Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels and beginners are welcome. However, the energy level is between moderate to vigorous. Class incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. $10-12, 9-10:15 a.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 917-301-7150.

Legs Up The Wall Yoga. The wall and floor provide support to maintain a neutral posture, so that we can explore many common poses from a unique perspective. $22, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Yoga Prana Shakti for Beginners and Gentle Yogis. Incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. $12 drop-in, $100 for a 10-class card. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 917-301-7150.

VFFC Sprouts. An open-flow program for kids at the indoor farmers market with weekly themes based on gardening and nature. Crafts, play, books, and space to interact with peers. Parents can stay or take a moment to shop at the market. Free, monetary and material donations appreciated. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. VFFC Farmers Hall, 251 West St. Rutland, vffc.fabel@gmail.com, 802-417-7581.

Paint & Sip for Kids. Every second Saturday of the month. Kids will follow along with the instructor (or create an original piece of art) as they paint on canvas. $10, $15 drop-in, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Manifesting with Sound, Crystals and Essences. A Sound Immersion experience using quartz crystals, Egyptian Lotus essence and healing vibrations of sound & voice. $18, 1-2:15 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-775-8080.

Ornaments For All Seasons. Folded Star or Scandinavian Stars often used as Christmas ornaments or gift tie-ons and originally were made with paper. All the supplies and pre-cut fabrics provided so that participants will go home with a completed star. $20, 1-3 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Acoustic Guitar Workshop. Award-winning Japanese guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto demonstrates finger-style techniques, chords, basic theory and how to start composing an original guitar piece. Please bring your own instrument. Please call or e-mail to register. $25, 3-4:30 p.m. Maclure Library, 840 Arch Street, Pittsford, info@pittsfordvillagefarm.org, 802-725-8160.

Roast Pork Dinner. Roast pork or vegetarian lasagna, with fixings, homemade sourdough bread and desserts. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Empowerment Project in Uganda. Call Nan Dubin at 259-3490 or email nan@vermontel.net for information. $12, 5-7 p.m. Wallingford Rotary Building, 96 North Main St. Wallingford.

Rutland’s Got Talent. Previously The Really Big Show, proceeds go to the United Way. $20.00, 7-9 p.m. The Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street, Rutland, dfwarnecke54@gmail.com, 802-773-7477.

Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto. Award-winning Japanese guitarist in concert. Limited seating. Tickets available in Pittsford at Maclure Library, Kamuda’s Market or Pittsford Village Farm. $25, 7-9 p.m. Maclure Library, 840 Arch Street, Pittsford, info@pittsfordvillagefarm.org, 802-725-8160.

Upstate. The Alt called them “toe-tapping, contagious, and fun.”. $18-38, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, tickets@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

The Cerutti-Reid Duo. Pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti and violist Elizabeth Reid will perform 19th to 21th century music, featuring the world premiere of Vermont composer Carol Wood’s “The Long Parting.”. $20, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, edna@brandon-music.net, 802-247-4295.

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