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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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. 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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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

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.

Pranayama and Guided meditation. A positive way to start the new year and to tune into yourself and your place in the universe. No prior experience needed. Sign-up sheet outside the YogaPranaShakti Studio, at the front desk of Every Body Physical Therapy, or online. $30/session or prepay 4 classes $108, 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Every Body Physical Therapy & Wellness Clinic, 155 Woodstock Ave. Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 917-301-7150.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

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 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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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. 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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

Friday

24

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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

Family Shabbat Services. Followed by a potluck dinner. The children will be participating in the 45 min service. Anaphim, the older kids, will lead the Shema and Shorashim, the younger group, will help in the candle lighting. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@RutlandJewishCenter.org, 8027733455.

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.

Saturday

25

January

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.

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.

Holistic Sip and Dip. Create your own masterpiece with a relaxing soundtrack in the background as essential oils are misted into the air and you sip on an assortment of herbal teas. Registration required. $30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-775-8080.

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.

Mentor Bowl. Sign up to bring a team or donate to this great cause. We ask each team to FUN-draise a minimum of $250 per team. 100% of every dollar raised supports local youth. 12:30-4:30 p.m. Rutland Bowlerama & Ten Pin Lounge, 158 South Maine St. Rutland , bowling@mentorconnector.com, 802-345-5904.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

Snowflake Soiree. The Myra Flynn Band from LA features indie/soul songs that blend soulful vocals with lyrical delivery. All proceeds benefit the Okemo Mountain School Scholarship Fund. $25, 6-9 p.m. 43 North Restaurant, Solitude at Okemo Mountain Resort, Ludlow, kfoster@okemomountainschool.org.

Moonlighting in Brandon. The dark nights of January beg for an evening of cabaret, wine and dessert. This talented troupe of entertainers will make your month exciting and the snowbanks disappear. $15, 7 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, cwright@townofbrandon.com, 802-282-6548.

Sunday

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VFW Breakfast. Wonderful selection, every 4th Sunday of the month unless otherwise noted. $7.50, 8-10 a.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St. Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

VFW Breakfast. Wonderful selection, every 4th Sunday of the month unless otherwise noted. $7.50, 8-10 a.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St. Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

4th Sunday Yoga. Start your week off with a gentle/moderate yoga practice. Paula is a Kripalu teacher and her classes are seasonally inspired. Classes include postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation. $13/$11.70 w card, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, Pali36@aol.com, 802-772-7011.

Music and Vibration to Balance Your Chakras. Join Pyramid owner, Eileen Coughlin, and founder, William Kelley, to explore the universal language of music and vibration to balance your chakras. Emerge feeling balanced, energized and with knowledge to do your own chakra balancing at home. $35, 1-3 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-775-8080.

Ice Cutting in Vermont. The work, history and lore of ice cutting is the theme of a program by Peter Grace and Grace Brigham. Tools, techniques, shared stories and refreshments. Donations welcome, 2-4 p.m. Russellville Schoolhouse, 18 Crown Point Rd. Shrewsbury, jackcrowther926@yahoo.com, 802-775-1182.

Woods Tea Company. Performing a wide variety of songs, including folk songs, sea shanties, Irish drinking songs, and Celtic music. $20/advance; $25/door, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley, 320 US Rt 5 South, Norwich, Office@uucuv.org, 802-649-8828.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

Monday

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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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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

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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.

Book Club. “Still Life,” by Louise Penny, a mystery. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. 2-3 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, DeniseG@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

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 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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

Rutland Caregiver Support Group. A safe place for caregivers, family and friends of persons living with Alzheimer’s or a related form of dementia. 6-7 p.m. Rutland Regional Medical Center, CVPS/Leahy Conference Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, anchurchillboutwell@alz.org, 802-468-5000.

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.

Bird Evolution Presentation. Wildlife veterinarian and former Green Mountain instructor Basil Tangredi will share his knowledge of how birds evolved from dinosaurs to their present forms. 7-8:30 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org.

Wednesday

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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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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

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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.

Motivational Interviewing Training. Learn techniques to motivate change in behaviors with Jess Guardado, social work manager, RRMC. Refreshments provided. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Rutland Recreation Community Center, College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Road, Rutland, rksmith@rrmc.org, 802-776-5515.

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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

Friday

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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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation. Heart-based meditation with relaxation. 4:45-6:15 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 North Main Street , Rutland, cooley.dane@gmail.com, 802-477-2824.

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.

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