Saturday

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April

Wood Carving Workshop. Two days of individualized wood carving guidance for all skill levels. Start a new project or bring an unfinished endeavor. $325. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Record Store Day 2019. Come out and help support the independent record store. Many special pressings available for this event. Original artists providing live music from 11 a.m. through 8 p.m. The Howlin’ Mouse Record Store , 158 N. Main St. Rutland , thehowlinmouse@yahoo.com, 802-772-7955.

Exploring Acanthus Workshop. Start by rendering a single acanthus leaf to solidify our knowledge of its basic sculptural forms and attributes in order to explore more complex iterations of this ubiquitous foliage. $325, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Pancake Breakfast and Easter Children’s Maze. We will be accepting donations on behalf of the Pittsford Food Shelf during this event. 8-10 a.m. Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 67 Gecha Lane, Pittsford, mary@furnacebrook.org, 802-483-2531.

Audubon West Rutland Marsh Monitoring Walk. Walk the entire route (3.7 miles), or go half-way. Kids, new birders and non-members always welcome. Meet at the marsh boardwalk on Marble Street. 8-10 a.m. birding@rutlandcounttyaudubon.org.

”Breakfast with Bunny”. Provided by Poultney Woman’s Club. Photos with “Bunny”. food $1.25, 8-11 a.m. Poultney United Methodist Church Fellowship Room, 108 Main Street, Poultney, 802-287-9244.

Pancake Breakfast Buffet. A pancake breakfast buffet prepared by members of Hiram Lodge No. 101, F&AM; and Gilman Chapter No. 88, OES. $9 / $3, 8-11 a.m. West Rutland Masonic Lodge, 63 Franklin St. West Rutland, damasonvt@comcast.net, 802-775-2204.

CSJ’s Popular Culture Conference. “Studying the Past, Defining the Future.” Scholars and professors from Union College, University of Southern Mississippi, Emerson College, University of New England and College of St. Joseph will address topics ranging from the Civil War to Internet Speak to Stephen King’s It. 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. College Of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Rd, Rutland, james.curtis@csj.edu, 802-776-5245.

3rd Anniversary Celebration. Open House on the last day of Volunteer Appreciation Week. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fair Haven Concerned/Second Chance Thrift Shop, 49 Main Street, Fair Haven , Kuehns@myfairpoint.net, 802-265-8866.

Kiln Glass Workshop. Two days. Introduces the beginning glass enthusiast to understand the properties and techniques of glass slumping, limited mold decoration and color work. $395, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Shabbat Hagadol. Musical Shabbat Morning Service with morning prayers, a lively Torah reading, discussion, and group aliyot, followed by kiddush. 9:30-11:40 a.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street (corner of Library Avenue), Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Yoga for the Full-Figured Goddess. A floor yoga class for any full-figured sized woman. $5 -12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Yoga Prana Shakti @ Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, 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.

Antique Appraisals. For anyone interested in learning the current market value of treasures whether antique or collectible. 1-4 p.m. The Brandon Museum at the Stephen Douglas Birthplace, 4 Grove Street, Brandon, 803-345-2965.

Chicken & Biscuits Auxiliary Dinner. With DJ. Public welcome. $11, 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

The Michele Fay Band. Original and Americana music. $10, 7:30-9:15 p.m. Burnham Hall, 52 River Road, Lincoln, pricefay@gmail.com, 802-388-6863.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Atlanta in December of 1939. “Gone With The Wind” is having its world premiere and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. $20, 7:30-10 p.m. College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Road, Rutland, producer@actorsrepvt.org.

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

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April

Wood Carving Workshop. Two days of individualized wood carving guidance for all skill levels. Start a new project or bring an unfinished endeavor. $325, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Exploring Acanthus Workshop. Start by rendering a single acanthus leaf to solidify our knowledge of its basic sculptural forms and attributes in order to explore more complex iterations of this ubiquitous foliage. $325, The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

Pittsford Rec Indoor Pickleball. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. 8:30-11 a.m. VT Police Academy, 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, recreation@pittsfordvermont.com, 802-483-6500.

Kiln Glass Workshop. Two days. Introduces the beginning glass enthusiast to understand the properties and techniques of glass slumping, limited mold decoration and color work. $395, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center, 636 Marble Street, West Rutland, info@carvingstudio.org, 802-438-2097.

350Vermont Rutland County Meeting. Join in discussing plans for the Earth Day Expo and campaigns to increase use of mass transit and reduce food waste. 3-5 p.m. Grace Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, rutland@350vt.org, 802-353-0998.

Breton Fest Noz. A celebration of the unusually rich culture of Brittany, the Celtic region of northwestern France. Features traditional Breton music, participatory folk dancing, crêpes and cider. $10-25, 4-7 p.m. Tourterelle Restaurant & Inn, 3629 Ethan Allen Hwy, New Haven, 802-453-6309.

Klezmer Group. Music provided. All skill levels welcome. If interested RSVP to office@RutlandJewishCenter.org We will also meet on 4/28. 4-6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Jukebox: An Innovative Chamber Music Series. In the final Jukebox program of the 2018/19 season, each musician has chosen a piece that has special meaning for him or her. Ravel, Debussy, Sufjan Stevens and Beethoven — among others. Sliding-scale, 4 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, 703 Main St, Weston, 802-824-8167.

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.

Katie Louise. Saratoga Springs native, at 21, she’s played such diverse locations as Nashville, Washington D.C. and NYC. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St. Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Monday

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April

Tai Chi for Balance. Improve your balance and strength. Reduce stress, improve stability and protect against falls. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main Street, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

Zumba Fitness Classes. Mondays & Fridays, 3 p.m. Wednesdays 6 p.m. and Saturdays 3 p.m. All levels welcome. First class is free. 3-4 p.m. Just Dance Studio, Dana Center, 41 East Center Street, Rutland, justdancevt@gmail.com.

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 intermediate to advanced level knowledge of yoga. Practice pranayama and deep relaxation. Energy level is between moderate to vigorous. Monday evenings. $13-15/ $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.

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.

Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces. Jan Johnsen, award-winning landscape designer, will present from her new book, “Gardentopia — Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces.” 7-8 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Castleton, sirjane320@yahoo.com, 802-746-8165.

Tuesday

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April

Parkinson’s Exercise Class. Focuses on a variety of different areas such as posture, strength, balance and cognition to help combat the disease. The first class is free. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main Street, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

Spring into Origami. Learn easy folds to make a rabbit and a jumping frog. Suggested for school-age children. Young children will need an adult helper. 2-2:45 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St, Rutland, june@rutlandfree.org, 802-773-1860.

Advance Healthcare Planning; Navigating Advance Directives. Planning for a time when we might not be capable of making medical decisions is crucial. Eva Zivitz of Rutland Regional’s Palliative Care Program will review the forms used in Vermont and will walk participants through the process of completing them. 6-8 p.m. CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, edulli@rrmc.org, 802-772-2400.

Wednesday

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April

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.

Senior FUNction!. Exercise to improve activities of daily living such as, walking, grocery shopping, stairs, cleaning and more. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main St, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

Tales to Tails — Kids Reading to Dogs. Tales to Tails is a program to encourage beginning readers to practice their reading skills. Trained therapy dogs and their handlers are available for children to meet, greet, and read aloud to. Free and open to all. 4-4:45 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, june@rutlandfree.org, 802-773-1860.

Meat Bingo. Bingo for meat prizes such as chicken, pork, hamburger, hot dogs, sausage, bacon. $8, 6-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

OVUU School Board. Regular Meeting. 6 p.m. OVUHS Library, 2997 Franklin St. 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.

Thursday

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April

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.

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.

Sip-N-Dip Class. Perfect for a night out: date night, individuals or a group of friends, family and co-workers. Artist instructor will walk you through the painting process. Leave with a completed canvas. Artist and images will be posted on Chaffee website. $30, 6-8 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.

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.

Open Jam with The Bubsies. Thursday night tradition running for the last dozen years this open mic shows no signs of slowing down. Under 21 welcome til 10. 8-11:55 p.m. Clear River Tavern, 2640 Route 100, Pittsfield, Vtprior@hotmail.com, 802-282-8293.

Friday

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April

Back Into Shape. Gentle and easy stretching to loosen tight muscles and promote proper function. $5, 12 p.m.-1 a.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main St, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

What Americans Should Know About Africa. Associate Professor Peter VonDoeppis lecture will look at the dramatic political and economic changes that have taken place over the last two decades on this continent. $5 or Osher Membership, 1:30-3 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, leerohe@vermontel.net, 802-492-2300.

Hanging Bird Bath. Get ready for spring by making a place for birds to hang out. Ages 12+. $10, 4-5:30 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Ext. Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Wing Nite & Queen of Hearts Drawing. Public welcome. Drawing 6:30 p.m. 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Community Passover Seder. All are welcome for an evening of sacred story, singing and food catered by Southside Steakhouse as we explore the dimensions of Freedom. Kids 12 and under free; ages 13-18 and college students $18; members: $50, non-members $60. Prepaid reservations by 4 p.m. April 16. 6-8 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@RutlandJewishCenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Paint & Sip Fundraiser. Benefits Lady Revolution AAU girls basketball team. Have a fun Friday night out painting an amazing picture. Supplies and instruction included. No experience necessary, fun for all ages. $40, 6-9 p.m. Holiday Inn: Green Mointain Room, 476 Holiday Drive, Rutland , Juliedelaney17@yahoo.com, 603-504-8585.

Good Friday Services. All are welcome. 7-8 p.m. Hubbardton Congregational Church, Route 30 , Hubbardton.

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.

Tinmouth Contra Dance. Dance to the splendid tunes of Red Dog Riley with Luke Donforth calling. All dances taught, you do not need a partner. Beginner’s lesson to learn the moves at 8 p.m. Please bring clean, non-marring shoes. $10-$12, 8-11 p.m. Tinmouth Community Center, 573 Route 140, Tinmouth, tinmouthdance@gmail.com, 802-881-6775.

Saturday

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Vernal Pool Monitoring Trip. What is a vernal pool and why is it important? Join Alex Wells from the Vernal Pool Monitoring Project to find out on this field trip in the Rutland area. Call 802-747-4466 to find out more and where. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. birding@rutlandcounttyaudubon.org.

Vernal Pool Monitoring Trip. Join RCAS and Alex Wells from the Vernal Pool Monitoring Project at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies for a field trip in the Rutland area. Location to be determined. Meet at Pine Hill Park. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 802-747-4466.

Easter Egg Hunt. Candy free. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pittsford Congregational Church, Route 7, Pittsford.

Yoga for the Full-Figured Goddess. A floor yoga class for any full-figured sized woman. $5 -12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Yoga Prana Shakti @ Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, 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.

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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Pittsford Rec Indoor Pickleball. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. 8:30-11 a.m. VT Police Academy, 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, recreation@pittsfordvermont.com, 802-483-6500.

Easter Sunday Services. All are welcome. 10-11 a.m. Hubbardton Congregational Church, Route 30, Hubbardton.

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.

Nancy Carey Johnson & Co. Folk/rock songwriter Nancy Carey Johnson 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, 8025589580.

Monday

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Blood Drive. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive. 12-5 p.m. American Legion Post 55, 55 Franklin St. Brandon, quillshappy@yahoo.com, 802-345-1993.

Tai Chi for Balance. Improve your balance and strength. Reduce stress, improve stability and protect against falls. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main Street, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

Zumba Fitness Classes. Mondays & Fridays, 3 p.m. Wednesdays 6 p.m. and Saturdays 3 p.m. All levels welcome. First class is free. 3-4 p.m. Just Dance Studio, Dana Center, 41 East Center Street, Rutland, justdancevt@gmail.com.

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 intermediate to advanced level knowledge of yoga. Practice pranayama and deep relaxation. Energy level is between moderate to vigorous. Monday evenings. $13-15/ $130 for a 10 class card, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

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 N. St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Slate Valley Innovation Project Community Forum. Slate Valley Innovation Project Community Forum. 7-8 p.m. Orwell Town Hall, 436 Main Street, Orwell.

Tuesday

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Parkinson’s Exercise Class. Focuses on a variety of different areas such as posture, strength, balance and cognition to help combat the disease. The first class is free. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main Street, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

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.

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.

Rutland City School Board Meeting. Regularly scheduled meeting of the Rutland City Public Schools Board of Commissioners. 6:30-8 p.m. Longfellow Building, 6 Church Street, Rutland, 802-786-1998.

Vernal Pool Monitoring Project. A follow up to our field trip on April 20 (not required to attend this program), Alex Wells from the Vermont Center for Ecostudies will talk about the Vernal Pool Monitoring Project. 6:30-8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, birding@rutlandcounttyaudubon.org.

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 N. St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Senior FUNction!. Exercise to improve activities of daily living such as, walking, grocery shopping, stairs, cleaning and more. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main St, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

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.

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 N. St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Integrative Yoga. Challenging but safe for beginners; experienced students will learn how to work at a deeper level to develop a more personal practice. $34R/$45NR, 6-7:15 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Musing to Fruition. Writers and artists in various genres discuss their creative process. Participants write in response within the energy of a supportive circle. Limited space, registration required. 15.oo, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sparkle Barn, 1509 US-7, Wallingford, Margaretcreed.barros@gmail.com.

Thursday

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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.

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. 2-4 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 N. 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.

Breaking Bread: A free community meal. 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.

Mandala Stone Painting. Create two beautiful stones and relax in the process. $25, 6-8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, 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 N. St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

International Folk Dancing. Simple Israeli & European dances taught. Partners and experience not necessary. Bring your friends. Dress comfortably and bring a pair of dry shoes for dancing. Doors are locked at 6:45 so please ring bell if you arrive later. 6:30-8 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

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.

Howard Coffin, Vermont’s Remarkable Sharpshooters and Gettsyburgh. A Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by the Pawlett Historical Society. Accessible to those with disabilities and open to the public. 7 p.m. Pawlet Town Hall, 122 School Street, Pawlet, tjones@together.net, 8023253382.

Open Jam with The Bubsies. Thursday night tradition running for the last dozen years this open mic shows no signs of slowing down. Under 21 welcome til 10. 8-11:55 p.m. Clear River Tavern, 2640 Route 100, Pittsfield, Vtprior@hotmail.com, 802-282-8293.

Figure Drawing. Live Model. No instructor. Easels provided. Bring own drawing supplies. Every other Thursday. $15, 4-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, beyondmarketing@yahoo.com, 802-775-0356.

Friday

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Back Into Shape. Gentle and easy stretching to loosen tight muscles and promote proper function. $5, 12 p.m.-1 a.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main St, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

Annual RYP Gala Celebration. It’s that time of year again where we celebrate our members, supporters, volunteers and community with an evening of music, dancing, beer tasting and a photo booth. 80, 6:30-11 p.m. The Mountain Topp Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Rd, Chittenden, tbeau1991@gmail.com, 802-775-4321.

Karaoke Contest. Winner determined by audience vote. Contestants sign up and sing one song starting at 11:30 p.m. No entry fee. $100 Grand Prize. This has proved so popular that we’re doing it the last Friday of every month! $100 Grand Prize Winner determined by audience vote. Contestants sign up and sing one song starting at 11:30pm. No entry fee. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St. Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

Saturday

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Pittsford Trail Runs. 5k and 1 mile run/walk to benefit the Pittsford Recreation Department. Rain or shine. Prizes for finishers in age groups sponsored by local businesses. Register at Pittsford Town offices or online: runsignup.com. $7-$12, 9 a.m. Pittsford Recreation Area, 223 Recreation Area Rd, Pittsford, recreation@pittsfordvermont.com, 802-483-6500.

Service for the 8th Day of Passover. With Yizkor prayers. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Yoga for the Full-Figured Goddess. A floor yoga class for any full-figured sized woman. $5 -12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Yoga Prana Shakti @ Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

Earth Day Expo. Good green fun for the whole family. at the Wondrous Rotary Educational Greenhouse during VFFC’s Winter Farmer Market. Vendors,workshops and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Vermont Farmers Food Center, 251 West Street , Rutland , powsnerj@gmail.com, 802-558-9179.

DAR Grave Dedication & Marking Ceremony. The Ann Story Chapter of the DAR along with descendants of Revolutionary War soldiers Thomas and Benoni Collins will officially mark their graves in Ira. 11-12:30 a.m. Riverside Cemetery, Route 133, Ira, tgifvt2@msn.com, 802-779-1669.

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.

Community Luncheon — Spaghetti and Meatballs. This month’s menu will be spaghetti and meatballs with side salad, bread and dessert. Our luncheons are every 4th Saturday of the month and everyone is invited. free; donations gratefully accepted, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West Street, Rutland, office@trinitychurchrutland.org, 802-775-4368.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus Spring Concert. With Dr. Charles Madsen, piano; Glendon Ingalls, bass viol; Kathy and Michael Luzader, percussion. songs by contemporary composers, a traditional Madrigal, a haunting accolade to the Ancient Mother Goddesses, Hebrew celebration of Miriam and an wild African drumming song. $10 donation requested. 7:30-9 p.m. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 6 Church Hill Rd. Rutland, lucytunes@me.com, 802-342-8348.

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.

Firearms and Militaria Show. Ethan Allen Arms Exchange is a Vermont promoter of firearms and outdoor life events. $8.00, $7.00 Seniors, kids 14 and under Free, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Drive, Rutland.

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VFW Breakfast. . $7.50, 8-11 a.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Pittsford Rec Indoor Pickleball. Pickleball is a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. 8:30-11 a.m. VT Police Academy, 317 Academy Road, Pittsford, recreation@pittsfordvermont.com, 802-483-6500.

Menopause The Musical. A groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of or have survived “The Change.”. 1 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street, Rutland.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Service. Dr. Louis D. Levine will speak on “When the Unimaginable Becomes Real: American Soldiers Confront the Holocaust,” including personal testimonies from the G.I.s who liberated the Nazi concentration camps. 3-4 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Community Aspirations Potluck Dinner. The Pawlet Public Library shares the aspirations of community groups that participated in its strategic planning and announces priorities that will guide the library over the next four years. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting. 5-7 p.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School Street, Pawlet, pawletpub@gmail.com, 802-325-3123.

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.

Matthew Ames. Half of the duo “Hillbilly Sound Machine,” Matthew Ames employs some tech in his acoustic show playing pop, rock, and today’s hits. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, booking@hideawaytavernvt.com.

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Tai Chi for Balance. Improve your balance and strength. Reduce stress, improve stability and protect against falls. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main Street, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

Zumba Fitness Classes. Mondays & Fridays, 3 p.m. Wednesdays 6 p.m. and Saturdays 3 p.m. All levels welcome. First class is free. 3-4 p.m. Just Dance Studio, Dana Center, 41 East Center Street, Rutland, justdancevt@gmail.com.

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 intermediate to advanced level knowledge of yoga. Practice pranayama and deep relaxation. Energy level is between moderate to vigorous. Monday evenings. $13-15/ $130 for a 10 class card, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

Rutland County Audubon Member Photo Show Reception. Come check out these beautiful photos while enjoying light refreshments and meeting some of the photographers. 6-8 p.m. Maclure Library, 840 Arch Street, Pittsford, birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org, 802-483-2988.

OVUU Planning Task Force. Special meeting with public forum to work on 5 yr. plan. 6 p.m. OVUHS Library, 2997 Franklin Street, 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 N. St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

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.

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Parkinson’s Exercise Class. Focuses on a variety of different areas such as posture, strength, balance and cognition to help combat the disease. The first class is free. $5, 12-1 p.m. Club Fitness of Vermont, 275 North Main Street, Rutland, adam_english@vsmc.org, 802-775-1300.

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.

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.

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

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.

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