Thursday Hikers. Hike to Bittersweet Falls on the NW section of the Trail Around Middlebury; visit Otter View Park in Weybridge. Moderate. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, to car pool. Bring lunch. No dogs. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 802-775-1246.

Leg Power. Great for those with hip and/knee replacements, general leg weakness, and past or current medical issues. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main Street, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

Pottery. Come join us every week as we express our creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. 12-1 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Tai Chi. A mind-body practice, originating in China as a martial art. Drop-in classes offered for all abilities. Two weekly classes: Yang 24 from 2-3 p.m. and Fall Prevention from 3-4 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Ukulele Lessons. Every Thursday. $20, 5-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 802-775-0356.

Open Studio Pottery (Ages 14+). Drop-in program, there is no instruction other than peer pottery support from fellow drop-in participants. $5/Visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building , 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Peace and Calm in Chaos. Three-part class taught by Certified Life Coach Bonnie Olson. Grounding and centering exercises, basis and guided meditation, and ways to manage your thoughts, designed to help restore your inner balance. May 2, 9, and 16 from 6 — 7:30 p.m. $15, 6-7:30 p.m. CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, edulli@rrmc.org, 802-772-2400.

Book Talk: Charles Fergus: Make a Home for Wildlife. Join Charles Fergus to learn how to create habitat in your backyard. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Phoenix Books, 2 Center Street, Rutland, 802-855-8078.

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 All Levels. Instructor, Stefanie DeSimone, will guide all levels to experience mindfulness and the benefits of yoga. Every Thursday. $5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 802-775-0356.

Full Backline Open Mic. Robby Smolinski and Eli King host this full band open mic with full backline, (PA, drums, guitar amp and bass amp) provided. Bring yourself or the whole band out to play. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Friday

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May

Spring Rummage Sale. Clothing, boutique goods, furniture, housewares, books games, sporting goods, bake sale, barbecue and much, much more. All sale proceeds benefit Black River Good Neighbor Services Inc. Fletcher Farm , 611 Rte. 103 South , Ludlow, abridgebrgns@gmail.com, 802-228-3663.

Pawlet Library Play Group. Educator Joni Lee presents a fresh array of activities every Friday that focus on play, reading and socialization. Arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. for networking with parents, grandparents and caregivers. 10-11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School Street, Pawlet, pawletpub@gmail.com, 802-325-3123.

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

Woodburning. Come try your hand at woodburning and create a beautiful piece of art to take home. All supplies provided. Everyone welcome. 1-2 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Mask Making. Make a plaster mold of your face, and decorate. All ages. $10, 4-5:30 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Wing Nite. .50 cents per wing with other fried foods available. Choice of dressings. Drawing at 6:30 p.m. Public welcome. 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-5565.

Family Shabbat Services. 6 p.m Tot Shabbat service for children under 7; 6:30 p.m. dairy/veggie potluck supper; 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat service, followed by dessert. 6-8:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@RutlandJewishCenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Short films night. Hand-picked short films, videos and clips create an off-beat, totally unique and inspiring hour-long viewing experience. Shown in the loft event space. This month’s theme: “Grit — stories of courage and resolve.” Popcorn included. 7-8 p.m. Sparkle Barn, 1509 US-7, Wallingford, info@thesparklebarnshop.com, 802-446-2044.

Time Stands Still. Stage Write presents a workshop production of an award-winning play by Donald Margulies, written with insight and wit about a couple who have made their living documenting the suffering of others in war zones around the world. $12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Brick Box in the Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland, daliferis@aol.com, 802-353-2249.

Oklahoma!. The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with “Oklahoma!,” considered one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org, in person, or by calling 802-867-5777. $30, $12, 7:30-10 p.m. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, info@dorsetplayers.orf, 802-857-5570.

Tinmouth Contra Dance. Dance to the splendid tunes of Brendan Taaffe on guitar and Algo Lavvagi on fiddle with Don Stratton calling. Beginner’s lesson to learn the moves at 8 p.m. you do not need a partner. $10-$12, 8-11 p.m. Tinmouth Community Center, 573 Route 140, Tinmouth, cathyreynolds802@gmail.com, 802-881-6775.

Sydney Worthley + C.K. & The Rising Tide. Sydney Worthley melds alt-rock, folk and pop into a sound all her own. C.K. & The Rising Tide features poetic, nostalgic lyrics supported by music that is rockin’ and emotionally evocative. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St. Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Saturday

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May

Spring Rummage Sale. Clothing, boutique goods, furniture, housewares, books games, sporting goods, bake sale, barbecue and much, much more. All sale proceeds benefit Black River Good Neighbor Services Inc. Fletcher Farm , 611 Rte. 103 South , Ludlow, abridgebrgns@gmail.com, 802-228-3663.

Century Count XXIV. Rutland County Audubon’s annual attempt to tally 100 or more species at birding hotspots throughout Rutland. Kids, new birders and non-members welcome. Go for the full day or for part. Bring lunch. Meet at the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot at 6 a.m. birding@rutlandcounttyaudubon.org.

Slate Letter Carving Workshop. Kerry O. Furlani introduces participants to ancient techniques of cutting letters in slate using hand chisels and mallets. $395, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Carving Studio & Sculpture Center The, 636 Marble, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Bas Relief Sculpture Workshop. Led by Amanda Sisk, “Bas Relief Sculpture” offers the opportunity for the creation of dynamic clay forms. $325, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Carving Studio & Sculpture Center The, 636 Marble, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels of yoga experience. Beginners are 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.

Seven Bucks a Bag. Annual clothing & bake sale, with clothes for all ages, from infants and toddlers to baby boomers and golden agers. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Union Church of Proctor, 5 Church Street, Proctor.

Free Shred Day. All money raised will support the RISE Program (Rutland-Ishidoriya Student Exchange) for their trip to Japan and hosting of Japanese exchange students in Rutland. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The UPS Store, 31 N. Main St. Rutland, hunter.berryhill@rcpsvt.org.

Black River Good Neighbors’ Spring Rummage Sale. Benefits the area food shelf. Clothing, housewares, books, linens, furniture. Volunteers needed to help set up and run the event, and donate goods for the bake sale. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fletcher Farm, Route 103 South, Ludlow, abridgebrgns@gmail.com, 802-228-3663.

Serenity Gentle Yoga. Lengthen, stretch and strengthen the body gradually, while bringing mindful awareness to the breath. The class culminates with the healing vibrations of a crystal singing bowl “sound bath.” Perfect for beginners as well as practiced yogis. Yoga Class Pricing, 10-11:15 a.m. Sol Luna Farm Yoga Barn, 329 Old Farm Road , Shrewsbury, graceofthesoul@gmail.com, 802-942-9393.

Film Screening. “From Ike to Trump.” Vermont documentary about how the GOP has changed between Ike and Trump. Denis Mueller, a Vermont filmmaker, looks at Vermont’s roll. Hosted by the Rutland County Democrats and Progressives. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Fox Room, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland City, hastevenson9@gmail.com, 802-353-0998.

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

Kids’ Saturday Classes. Different topics each week. Take home a finished project at the end of the class. $10, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 802-775-0356.

Gather & Create Festival. A family friendly community gathering. We will be kicking off the event with a drum circle at 3 p.m. with music from amazing local musicians to follow. Food, kids crafts and a few vendors. $10 for adults kids 12 & under free, 3-8 p.m. Roots & Wings Academy, 115 Main Road, Fair Haven, rootsandwingsacademy@gmail.com, 802-353-5905.

Pawlet Library Square Dance. Pawlet Public Library sponsors a square dance for all generations and skill levels, with Ole Time Country and caller Ron Bailey. Newcomers welcome; come to dance or enjoy the music. 7-10 p.m. Mettawee Community School, 5788 VT-153, West Pawlet, pawletpub@gmail.com, 802-325-3123.

Time Stands Still. Stage Write presents a workshop production of an award-winning play by Donald Margulies, written with insight and wit about a couple who have made their living documenting the suffering of others in war zones around the world. $12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Brick Box in the Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland, daliferis@aol.com, 802-353-2249.

Oklahoma! The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with “Oklahoma!,” considered one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org, in person, or by calling 802-867-5777. $30, $12, 7:30-10 p.m. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, info@dorsetplayers.orf, 802-857-5570.

Beatles For Sale. Award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert, with a repertoire of over 150 songs from the Beatles catalog. $10-$12, 7:55-9 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, BrandonTownHallFriends@gmail.com, 802-247-5420.

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.

Sunday

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May

Slate Letter Carving Workshop. Kerry O. Furlani introduces participants to ancient techniques of cutting letters in slate using hand chisels and mallets. $395, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Carving Studio & Sculpture Center The, 636 Marble St., West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Bas Relief Sculpture Workshop. Led by Amanda Sisk, “Bas Relief Sculpture” offers the opportunity for the creation of dynamic clay forms. $325, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Carving Studio & Sculpture Center The, 636 Marble, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Spring Rummage Sale. Clothing, boutique goods, furniture, housewares, books games, sporting goods, bake sale, barbecue and much, much more. All sale proceeds benefit Black River Good Neighbor Services Inc. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fletcher Farm , 103 South , Ludlow, abridgebrgns@gmail.com, 802-228-3663.

Time Stands Still. Stage Write presents a workshop production of an award-winning play by Donald Margulies, written with insight and wit about a couple who have made their living documenting the suffering of others in war zones around the world. $12, 2-4 p.m. Brick Box in the Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland, daliferis@aol.com, 802-353-2249.

Oklahoma! The Dorset Players will bring down the curtain on their 91st anniversary season with “Oklahoma!,” considered one of the seminal musicals in Broadway history. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.dorsetplayers.org, in person, or by calling 802-867-5777. $30, $12, 2-4:30 p.m. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, info@dorsetplayers.orf, 802-857-5570.

Dismas 29th Annual Dinner and Auction. 3-5 p.m. Registration, reception, silent auction; 5 p.m. welcome, live auction, dinner, awards, and the keynote speaker will be documentary filmmaker Bess O’Brien as we celebrate the hard work of re-entry into the community. $60, 3-7 p.m. Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Drive, Rutland, morrissey.kelly@gmail.com, 949-294-2286.

Rutland Area Chorus Spring Concert. Joined by a professional brass and percussion ensemble for John Rutter’s Gloria and Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring, by Bach. The Grace Sanctuary Choir will also sing Rutter’s setting of Psalm 150, written in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. 4-5:30 p.m. Grace Congregational UCC, 8 Court Street, Rutland, alastair@gracechurchvt.org, 802-775-4301.

Dinoman Dinosaurs. A life size T-Rex? “Dinoman” brings the excitement of science with three life size self-inflating dinosaurs. $8, 4-5 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conan’s Square, Brandon, Info@brandontownhall.org, 802-247-5420.

Meditation. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition Sunday afternoons. Instruction provided. 5:30-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, RyohaD@comcast.net, 802-558-4438.

Papa Greybeard. Keith Williams performs music for Baby Boomers. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St. Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Monday

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May

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.

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.

Barstow Unified Union. Regular meeting. 6 p.m. Barstow School, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

American Legion Auxiliary Meeting. . 6-6 p.m. American Legion Post 31, 33 Washington Street, Rutland, dbr251@myfairpoint.net, 802-236-3324.

Open Studio Pottery (Ages 14+). Drop-in program, there is no instruction other than peer pottery support from fellow drop-in participants. $5/Visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building , 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Tuesday

21

May

Restorative Yoga. This class is ideal for recovery from fatigue, injury or illness and in reducing stress. Perfect for everyone — no yoga experience needed. Yoga class pricing, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sol Luna Farm Yoga Barn, 329 Old Farm Road , Shrewsbury, grace@sollunafarm.com, 802-492-9393.

Harry Potter Club. A celebration of all things Hogwarts. A different activity each week. 3:15-4 p.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington, youthservices@sherburnelibrary.org, 802-422-9765.

Pottery. Come join us every week as we express our creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State St. Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Solving Syria: The Impossible Mission?. Dartmouth professor Dirk Vandewalle will talk about the long crisis in Syria. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111. $15 in advance/$20 at the door, 5:30-7 p.m. Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave. Manchester, greenmountainacademy@gmail.com, 802-867-0111.

Chanting through the Chakras. This series, with yoga instructor Stephanie Alice Jones, E-RYT, will introduce a different short Sanskrit mantra each week, guided by the chakra system. $20, 6-7 p.m. Five Elements Salon & Day Spa, 10 Stratton Road, Rutland, sajyoga@gmail.com.

Open Mic with Krishna Guthrie. Every Tuesday at the Hide-A-Way, Krishna Guthrie hosts open mic. Bring your instruments, voices, and talents. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Wits End Support Group. A free, open and confidential peer support group for families to learn about the signs and symptoms of drug use, services available and next step toward helping loved ones. Trained counselor present. 6:30-8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street (Use West St. entrance), Rutland, 802-775-4301.

Wednesday

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

Home School Art: Ages 7-14. Every Wednesday, Instructor Helvi inspires students to create with her and socialize with their fellow artists. Punch cards available. $10 Drop-In, 9-11 a.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Serenity Gentle Yoga. Lengthen, stretch and strengthen the body gradually, while bringing mindful awareness to the breath. The class culminates with the healing vibrations of a crystal singing bowl sound bath. Perfect for beginners as well as practiced yogis. Yoga Class Pricing, 10-11:15 a.m. Sol Luna Farm Yoga Barn, 329 Old Farm Road , Shrewsbury, graceofthesoul@gmail.com, 802-942-9393.

Lego Club. Come build with our Legos and display your creation for the weekly theme. 3-4 p.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington, youthservices@sherburnelibrary.org, 802-422-9765.

Level ll Tai Chi Class. For those who wish to continue beyond Tai Chi for Beginners. $15.00, 5:15-6:15 p.m. CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, edulli@rrmc.org, 802-772-2400.

Making Your Bed: Starting Your Garden. This workshop will help you learn how to prepare your garden beds, covering topics like sheet mulching, bed building and amending your soil for maximum fertility. We will be planting, so come prepared to get your hands dirty. Visit rutlandrec.com/gardens to RSVP. Suggested donation $5 For information about the workshop or community garden plots contact April Cioffi at 802-773-1853 or aprilc@rutlandrec.com. 5:30-7 p.m. Southeast Community Garden, 101 Allen St. Rutland.

RNESU School Board Meeting. Regular meeting. 6 p.m. RNESU Conference Room, 49 Court Drive, Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Open Studio Pottery (Ages 14+). Drop-in program, there is no instruction other than peer pottery support from fellow drop-in participants. $5/Visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building , 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Talent Show. Rutland HIgh School’s Encore Theatre fundraiser to build up our scholarship fund that assists students who need help to attend festivals and live productions. Singing, dancing and a hypnotist. $3 adults, $2 students, 7-9 p.m. Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Rd, Rutland, cathy.archer@rcpsvt.org, 802-770-1134.

Chair Yoga. Increase your well-being one movement at a time with this on-going gentle chair yoga. Beginners welcome. $50 for 5 sessions, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, 802-772-7801.

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