Tuesday

26

November

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

VeggieVanGo. The Vermont Foodbank’s VeggieVanGo program provides free fresh, healthy veggies and fruits for low-income Vermonters. 9-10 a.m. CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, info@vermontfoodbank.org.

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.

Yomassage. A deeply relaxing fusion of receiving massage while supported in restorative yoga postures. 12-1:15 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Pottery. Express your creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. Twice a week. $5 per project, 3:15-5 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Kripalu Yoga. As the weather changes with the seasons, ease the built-up stress and tension. Nourish your body with therapeutic movement in this healing environment. $15 — $100, 6-7 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

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.

Barstow Unified Union. Regular meeting. Rescheduled from cancelled date of Nov. 18. 6 p.m. Barstow School, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Rutland City Board of School Commissioners. Regular meeting of the Rutland City Board of School Commissioners. 6:30 p.m. Longfellow Administration Building, 6 Church Street, Rutland, bkapitan@rcpsvt.org, 802-786-1996.

DivorceCare. A faith-based program to equip individuals to deal with divorce and separation-related struggles. Group discussion, video segment and workbook segment. Join in anytime during the 13-week program. $20 workbook fee, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Life Center @ Calvary Bible Church, 190 Grove Street, Rutland, cbcoffice@cbcvt.org, 802-775-0358.

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, West St. entrance, Rutland, 802-775-4301.

Wednesday

27

November

SVA’s Script Writers Workshop. Weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing stage plays and screenplays, led by Karen Klami. Email with “SVA Script Writers” in the subject line to confirm. $10 registration, $5 per session, 1-4 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, karenklami@gmail.com.

Open Studio Hub. Draw, paint, craft, do homework, listen to music, read, create a book club, chess club, music club, writer’s/poetry club, and more. Extended hours when classes in session. 3-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

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

28

November

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Neshobe Gobbler Pie Run & Walk. Create a new Turkey Day tradition in a healthy way with a beautiful 3-mile race you can run, walk, stroll, waddle — just to get outside on Thanksgiving morning. Every 10th finisher will go home with a pie for dinner. 8 a.m. Neshobe Golf Club, PO Box 280, Brandon, maplerunmarketing@gmail.com, 802-989-6980.

Pottery. Express your creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. Twice a week. $5 per project, 12-2 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 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.

Breaking Bread. Free Community meal open to all. Complete with main dish and beverages made at the church, and side dishes and desserts brought in as potluck items. Come and bring a friend. 5-6:30 p.m. Rutland United Methodist Church, 60 Strongs Avenue, Rutland, rutlandumc@aol.com, 802-773-2460.

Sip N Dip Painting Class. Second & fourth Thursday of the month. $30, 6-8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Yoga for the Mindful heART. Mindful heART Series. 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.

Tai Chi, Yang 24. Low-impact, slow-motion exercise which benefits all people and is safe for people with balance or arthritis issues. 2 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland, 802-775-3855.

Friday

29

November

Black Friday RSD style. Over 120 special releases on vinyl, live music all day, performed by five local artists and more. 8 a.m. — 8 p.m. The Howlin’ Mouse, 158 North Main Street #2, Rutland, thehowlinmouse@yahoo.com, 802-772-7955.

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Trot it Off 5K Walk/Run. Perfect for the avid runner or the recreational walker hoping to burn off calories from that extra serving of Thanksgiving pie. The Tots Trot, a kids’ fun race for ages 10 and younger, takes place just before the 5K and is $10. Registration at 8:30 a.m. $25 advance, $30 day of race, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Jackson Gore Inn, 111 Jacksons Gore Rd. Ludlow, kfoster@okemomountainschool.org, 802-228-1514.

Creative Space. Bring tools/supplies to create your works of art along with other inspiring artists. Open to all arts: fine arts, quilters, jewelry, musicians, etc. Some supplies available to purchase. Call ahead. 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 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. Come try your hand at woodburning and create a beautiful piece of art to take home. All supplies provided. Everyone welcome. $5 per project, 1:30-3 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

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. Drawing at 630 p.m. 6-6:30 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Friday Night Open Gym. For athletes to have additional practice time or children who want to be more casual with their gymnastics. $10 members/$12 non-members, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe Street Bld H , Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Saturday

30

November

Downtown Rutland Holiday Stroll. Sales, treats and activities on Small Business Saturday leading up to the annual Tree Lighting. Watch “The Grinch” for free at The Paramount Theatre at 10 a.m. and meet Santa 2:30 to 5 p.m. with crafts and candy canes in the Fox Room at Rutland Free Library. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Rutland, nikki@downtownrutland.com, 802-773-9380.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels of yoga experience. Beginners welcome, however, the energy level is between moderate to vigorous. $10-12, 9-10:15 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus Christmas Caroling 2019. Four weekly practices to prepare for Christmas caroling on Dec. 14. 10-11:30 a.m. Lucy F. Tenenbaum (home studio), 196 Killington Avenue, Rutland, lucytunes@me.com, 802-342-8348.

Yoga for the full-figured Goddess. A very gentle floor yoga class for full-figured sized women. $10-12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

Maple View Farm Alpacas Holiday Open House. Learn about alpacas, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber. Visit the fiber mill and see a demonstration of the FeltLOOM, used to make felted fabric. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Maple View Farm Alpacas, 185 Adams Rd. Brandon, mvfalpacas@gmail.com, 802-247-5412.

Downtown Rutland Tree Lighting. Mayor Dave Allaire will speak as Santa arrives by fire truck to light the tree. Free hot chocolate, free holiday specs to the first 200 attendees. 5:30-6 p.m. Depot Park, 15 Evelyn Street, Rutland, nikki@downtownrutland.com, 802-773-9380.

Pizza Movie Night. Get your holiday shopping done while the kids enjoy the original “Karate Kid” and eat pizza. $12, 5:30-8:30 p.m. The Academy at Rising Sun Martial Arts, 77 Furnace Rd. Pittsford, , Kms324@yahoo.com, 802-345-2627.

Julian Loida. Composer, percussionist and producer,now based in Boston. All original music on vibraphone written and performed by Loida. $20, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, edna@brandon-music.net, 802-247-4295.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. Whether you can sing or not, you can at Karaoke 101. 9:30 p.m. Hide-A-Way-Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, ziggyjagger@gmail.com.

Sunday

1

December

Maple View Farm Alpacas Holiday Open House. Learn about alpacas, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber. Visit the fiber mill and see a demonstration of the FeltLOOM, used to make felted fabric. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Maple View Farm Alpacas, 185 Adams Rd. Brandon, mvfalpacas@gmail.com, 802-247-5412.

6th Grade Basket Raffle. To raise funds for their Boston trip, as well as end of year expenses. $5 admission includes a sheet of 25 tickets. Doors at noon and the first drawing is at 1:30 p.m. Food and drinks available to purchase. 12 p.m. Proctor Elementary School, 14 School Street, Proctor, rareedandson@aol.com, 802-342-6275.

Meeting your Spirit Guides. Explore ways to connect with your spirit guides, practice some techniques and experience a guided journey where you will meet your spirit guides. $35, 2-4 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, coughlinb@pyramidvt.com, 802-775-8080.

Messiah Rehearsals. Rutland Area Chorus will present Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 8. All are invited to sing in this annual celebration. Rehearsals are Sunday Nov. 10, 17 and 24 and Dec. 1. Scores are available for review before the first rehearsal. 2-4 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, graceucc@gracechurchvt.org, 802-775-4301.

Yoga for Winter. Explore a sampler of yoga, including yin and restorative, breathing techniques, meditation, mantra and self massage to help balance out the qualities of winter. No experience necessary, come to one or all five, each class will be unique. $15/$13.5 w card, 2-3:30 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, Pali36@aol.com, 802-772-7011.

Klezmer Group. Anyone playing an instrument is welcome to join us. 4-6:05 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Too Clean? Next Science. The latest research on why we need to learn to love our microbes again presented by Preston Garcia, Assoc. Professor of Biology, Castleton University. 4-5:30 p.m. Brandon Inn, Village Green, Main Street, Brandon, mlmolnar3@gmail.com, 802-468-5125.

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 5:30-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Monday

2

December

Better Breather Club. Learn to cope with lung conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and asthma with a combination of guest speakers and problem-solving discussions led by trained facilitators. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street , Rutland , 802-776-5508.

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.

Walking Group for All Ages. Donations appreciated. Donations appreciated, 5:15 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels; beginners welcome. Class incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. Energy level is between moderate to vigorous. Price: $15 drop-in and $130 for a 10 class card. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

RNESU Para/Bus Driver Negotiations Committee Mtg. Special meeting — para/bus negotiations. 6 p.m. RNESU Conference Room, 49 Court Drive, 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.

Tuesday

3

December

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 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.

Kripalu Yoga. As the weather changes with the seasons, ease the built-up stress and tension. Nourish your body with therapeutic movement in this healing environment. $15 — $100, 12-1 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Pottery. Express your creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. Twice a week. $5 per project, 3:15-5 p.m. Turning Point Center, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

We Can Fix It! Electrical Workshop. Home repair course for women takes a deep look at how your electrical system works — removing light fixtures, changing outlets and talking about how a switch functions. Pre-registration required. $25, 5-7 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, aprilc@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Game On!. A card game for people who are into kittens and explosions. and laser beams. and sometimes goats. If enough people show up we’ll order pizza. Grades 7 — 12 only. All supplies will be provided. 5-6:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, jessica@rutlandfree.org, 802-773-1860.

Yomassage. A deeply relaxing fusion of receiving massage while supported in restorative yoga postures. 6-7:15 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Tree of Remembrance Memorial Service. Through music, readings and reflections, we will share and support each other in our loss and honor the lives of those who have meant so much. Snow date Wed. Dec. 11. 6-7 p.m. Franklin Conference Center, Howe Center, Rutland, andrew.carlson@vnahsr.org, 802-770-1613.

Rutland Area Toastmasters. Learn public speaking, listening and leadership skills on first and third Tuesdays. 6-7:30 p.m. Courcelle Bldg, North St. Extension, Rutland, skibill11@comcast.net, 802-775-6929.

All Ages Open Mic. Play new material, work on your albums material and collaborate with other local musicians. Bands, solo, poets and all other spoken word artists are invited. Back-line and stage provided. 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Howlin’ Mouse Record Store. 158 N. Main Street, Rutland , thehowlinmouse@yahoo.com, 802-772-7955.

Creating Holiday Decorations with Natural Greens. A floral design presentation by Jaga Smiechowski, followed by a hands-on class creating with holiday greens. $40, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sparkle Barn, 1509 US-7, Wallingford, stacyaharshman@gmail.com, 8024462044.

DivorceCare. A faith-based program to equip individuals to deal with divorce and separation-related struggles. Group discussion, video segment and workbook segment. Join in anytime during the 13-week program. $20 workbook fee, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Life Center @ Calvary Bible Church, 190 Grove Street, Rutland, cbcoffice@cbcvt.org, 802-775-0358.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus Christmas Caroling 2019. Four weekly practices to prepare for Christmas caroling on Dec. 14. 7-8:30 p.m. Lucy F. Tenenbaum (home studio), 196 Killington Avenue, Rutland, lucytunes@me.com, 802-342-8348.

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, West St. entrance, Rutland, 802-775-4301.

Wednesday

4

December

SVA’s Script Writers Workshop. Weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing stage plays and screenplays, led by Karen Klami. Email with “SVA Script Writers” in the subject line to confirm. $10 registration, $5 per session, 1-4 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, karenklami@gmail.com.

Open Studio Hub. Draw, paint, craft, do homework, listen to music, read, create a book club, chess club, music club, writer’s/poetry club, and more. Extended hours when classes in session. 3-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Moonlight Madness. This well attended event caps off the Friends of the Town Hall season with over 20 vendors up and downstairs in the Town Hall. 4-8 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, info@brandontownhall.org, 802-247-3971.

Craft Sale, Moonlight Madness. 12 vendors, including handcrafted jewelry, maple syrup, ornaments, health and wellness products, knitted and crocheted items, baked goods, hand painted and repurposed crafts. 4-8 p.m. Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver Street, Brandon.

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

Open Figure Drawing. With Dick Weis and Phil Whitman, every other Wednesday. $8, 6-8 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, stonevalleyartcenter@gmail.com.

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.

Castleton University String Orchestra. “A Holiday Festival,” featuring Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival” and the festive and celebratory works of Mozart, Gliere and others. Adults $10, children $5, 7 p.m. Casella Theater, 45 Alumni Drive, Castleton, marisa.valent@castleton.edu, 802-468-1424.

Mill River Winter Instrumental Concert. The annual instrumental concert takes place on December. The vocal concert is a week later on December 11. Arrive early for good parking and seats. 7-9:30 p.m. Mill River Union High School, 2321 Middle Rd, North Clarendon.

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

December

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Pottery. Express your creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. Twice a week. $5 per project, 12-2 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Figure Drawing Class. Live model, drawing benches, boards & easels. Bring your own drawing materials. First & Third Thursday of the month. $15, 4-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

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.

International Folk Dancing. All dances will be taught. Experience and partners not necessary. Bring dry shoes for dancing. Ring the bell if door is locked. 6:30-8 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@RutlandJewishCenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Ukulele Club. Newcomers welcome. Beginners session at 6 p.m. Bring your own ukulele and a music stand. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Castleton, 802-345-9100.

Yoga for the Mindful heART. Mindful heART Series. 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.

Tai Chi, Yang 24. Low-impact, slow-motion exercise which benefits all people and is safe for people with balance or arthritis issues. 2 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland, 802-775-3855.

Friday

6

December

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

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

Pop-Up Shop. For one day, come and buy items from RRMC’s gift shop featuring specialty items from Cathy Baker Design, Ann Clark Cookie Cutters and J.K. Adams. Part of the proceeds benefit hospital programs and services. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Taso 2 Event Space, 28 Center Street, Rutland, sbryan@rrmc.org, 802-747-3629.

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. Come try your hand at woodburning and create a beautiful piece of art to take home. All supplies provided. Everyone welcome. $5 per project, 1:30-3 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Wing Night. Chicken wings $0.50 each with assorted dips and other fried offerings. Queen of Hearts drawing 6:30 p.m. 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St. Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Student Art Show. Community College of Vermont invites the public to Café CCV, a showing of student artwork — stained glass, drawing, digital photography, Animation, and more. Light refreshments. 5-7 p.m. CCV-Rutland, 60 West St. Rutland, 802-786-6996.

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. Drawing at 630 p.m. 6-6:30 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Shabbat Services. Led by Rabbi Shemtov. Services will be followed by a dairy/veggie potluck at 7:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, rutlandjewishcenter@aol.com, 802-773-3455.

Shabbat Services & Potluck. 6:30 p.m. service will be followed by dairy/veggie potluck at 7:30 p.m. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, rutlandjewishcenter@aol.com, 802-773-3455.

Friday Night Open Gym. For athletes to have additional practice time or children who want to be more casual with their gymnastics. $10 members/$12 non-members, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe Street Bld H , Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Castleton University Chorale and Chamber Singers. A festive concert featuring choral music from Argentina, Songs of Faith and Love by Gwyneth Walker with brass quintet and organ and songs and dance from Africa. Directed by Sherrill Blodget. Adults $10, children $5, 7 p.m. Casella Theater, 45 Alumni Drive, Castleton, marisa.valent@castleton.edu, 802-468-1424.

Piano Jazz Cafe. An evening of “Jazz Ballads,” in an informal cafe-style setting. Musicians include Gary Schmidt on piano, Ron White on bass, Don Dichiara on vocals and special guest on tenor sax will be Zack Hampton. free will donation, 7-8:15 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St. Poultney, elschmidt1@vermontel.net, 802-325-2603.

The Importance of Being Earnest. The most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. The story of two bachelors, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. $22.00, 7:30-10 p.m.

A Christmas Carol. The Dorset Players present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a delightful version dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. $8-$18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, info@dorsetplayers.org, 802-867-5570.

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Breakfast with Santa. Come for breakfast and meet Santa. Scrambled eggs, sausage, muffins and beverage, served family style. Photos by a Woman’s Club photographer are $1.50 each or bring your own camera. $1.25, 8-11 a.m. United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 108 Main Street, Poultney, 802-287-9244.

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

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels of yoga experience. Beginners welcome, however, the energy level is between moderate to vigorous. $10-12, 9-10:15 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

Salt Cave Sound Immersion. Immerse yourself in a vibrational sound bath, while reclining in the cozy and detoxifying environment of a Himalayan Salt Cave. $25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, coughlinb@pyramidvt.com, 802-775-8080.

Mindful heART Book Group. First Saturday of the month. Donations appreciated, 9:30-11 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Yoga for the full-figured Goddess. A very gentle floor yoga class for full-figured sized women. $10-12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

All About the Arts. Explore a variety of arts and crafts. First Saturday of the month. $10 preregistered $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.

Castleton Christmas Market. Shop for unique gifts from local artisans, eat street food as the Holiday Lighted Parade passes by, taste holiday treats from around the globe, enjoy hot beverages, and listen to carolers. 4-8 p.m. The Old Texaco Station Lot, 635 Main Street, Castleton, Pippick2000@yahoo.com, 802-278-8115.

Santa Claus Comes to Poultney. Rebecca and Racheal will tell stories and sing songs celebrating the man in the red suit. Santa will arrive atop a Poultney Fire Department truck, then he will light the Christmas tree at the Town Office. 6-7:30 p.m. Poultney Public Library, Main Street, Poultney, 802-287-5556.

Mark Tolstrup Band. Traditional and original songs that meld blues, folk, ragtime and jazz to the sounds of the Mississippi Delta blues. His slide guitar and unaffected raw vocal sound show him to be the genuine article. $10 general admission; $15 generous admission; $3 children, 7:30 p.m. Ripton Community House, Route 125, Ripton, andreachesman@gmail.com, 802-388-9782.

The Importance of Being Earnest. The most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies. The story of two bachelors, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. $22.00, 7:30-10 p.m.

A Christmas Carol. The Dorset Players present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in a delightful version dramatized by Ray DeMattis and Players member William John Aupperlee. $8-$18, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, info@dorsetplayers.org, 802-867-5570.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. Whether you can sing or not, you can at Karaoke 101. 9:30 p.m. Hide-A-Way-Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, ziggyjagger@gmail.com.

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.

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