Friday

8

March

Chair Aerobics. Will focus on strength, endurance and flexibility by using a chair as a platform for workouts. Suitable for most beginner levels, geared towards those who are disabled, recovering from an injury, experiencing joint problems, and/or have difficulty performing exercises that require standing, walking, or running for any length of time. $15, 10-11 a.m. CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, edulli@rrmc.org, 802-772-2400.

Reiki. Participants will be taught the basics of reiki, a Japanese energy healing practice, and will be offered a brief reiki session at each group. 10:30-11 a.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State Street, Rutland, 802-773-6010.

Sharing of sources read/viewed over break. This event is for anyone who is looking for ways to learn or teach about topics of race and racism, as well as the experiences of people of color. 12-2 p.m. Library Media Center Viewing Room. Castleton University , Castleton.

Seasonal Affective Disorder: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and New Research on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Kelly J. Rohan, Professor of Psychological Science at UVM will give an overview of adult depression, including SAD as well as new clinical trial findings comparing cognitive-behavior therapy and light therapy. $5 or Osher Membership, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland.

Gary Wade. Local songster Gary Wade returns to Bomoseen. 6-9 p.m. Lake Bomoseen Inn Taproom, RT 30, Lake Bomoseen, millerwade@vermontel.net, 802-236-7317.

Tales from Japan. Original work by Skyler Ambrose, RYT Alumna. stories of East Asian mythology showcase the meaning of kindness, love, loyalty, and bravery. $6 children/senior $8 for adults, 7 p.m. Rutland Intermediate School, 63-65 Library Avenue, Rutland, saskiahagengroom@hotmail.com, 802-558-4177.

Sylvia. A comedy that tells the story of an empty nester couple, Greg and Kate, who have recently moved from the suburbs to New York City. Presented by The Dorset Players. $25, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset, info@dorsetplayers.org, 802-394-5570.

Damnitall. An original rock band out of Rutland, Vermont. Their mission is simple — put down the “acousticrap” and get their “grrr” on. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, ziggyjagger@gmail.com, 802-558-9580.

Family Clay Play: All Ages. Spend quality time making bowls, mugs, trays and more. Parent supervision is required. No need to preregister. $5 drop ins, or $20 five visit punch card, 6 p.m. Rutland Rec at Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland.

Play Group Rutland. Rutland County Parent-Child Center Playgroup each Friday. 9:30-11 a.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, 802-773-1860.

Play Group Pawlet. Activities each week for parents/caregivers and children birth through K. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to network with other families. 10-11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School Street, Pawlet, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com, 802-325-3123.

Saturday

9

March

Vermont One Act Festival. Gathers students from different schools throughout the state for a day-long celebration of theater. Performances throughout the day. $5, 12 a.m. Mill River UHS, 2321 Middle Road, North Clarendon, pbruno@millriverschools.org, 802-775-3451.

Know Your Rights Training. workshops and a panel of recognizable and widely-respected black men from Vermont, sharing their experiences, suggestions, and hopes for the future. Register ahead of time to ensure seating, materials and meals. 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, info@naacprutland.org, 802-342-4755.

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.

Salisbury Steak Dinner with DJ. Public welcome. $10, 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St, Rutland, VFWPost648@MyFairPoint.net, 802-775-6892.

VSO Jukebox. This innovative chamber music series, curated by Vermont composer and VSO Creative Projects Chair Matt LaRocca, features a sliding-scale payment option and a singular concert experience. 6:30 p.m. Merchant’s Hall, 42 Merchants Row, Rutland, 802-855-8081.

Tales from Japan. Original work by Skyler Ambrose, RYT Alumna. stories of East Asian mythology showcase the meaning of kindness, love, loyalty, and bravery. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6 children/senior $8 for adults, Rutland Intermediate School, 63-65 Library Avenue, Rutland, saskiahagengroom@hotmail.com, 802-558-4177.

The Will Patton Ensemble. Gypsy jazz and Brazilian Samba music. $10, teens and kids are free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Burnham Hall, 52 River Road, Lincoln, pricefay@gmail.com, 802-388-6863.

Metal The Mouse March. A high energy metal show with three bands: Blind Threat from Albany NY, Every Enemy Alive from Bennington, Humdinger & the Bucksnort from Rutland. $5 band donation, 8-10:30 p.m. The Howlin’ Mouse Record Store, 158 N. Main Street, Rutland, thehowlinmouse@yahoo.com, 802-772-7955.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. This night has been running since before the Hide-A-Way moved to this location. 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

10

March

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.

Town Hall with Lt. Governor David Zuckerman. A discussion about the public policies and issues that affect racial justice, jobs, healthcare, education, our environment and creating safe and just communities. Beverages and snacks provided. 2-4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 117 West Street, Rutland City, pac@naacprutland.org, 802-353-0998.

Middlebury Bach Concert. Features Baroque performance by Middlebury, local and regional professional musicians with Middlebury College student singers and instrumentalists. 3-5:10 p.m. Mahaney Arts Center Robison Hall, 72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury.

Klezmer Group. If you play an instrument come join us while we play klezmer music for fun. All skill levels welcome. Music will be provided. 4-6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

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.

Youth Showcase. Youth choirs, Joyful Noise and Children’s Choir, will offer songs, including a medley from Grease, as well as other solos and duets. Raising money for the HEAL Foundation. Refreshments for sale. Free will offering, 6-8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, dchar99@yahoo.com, 802-775-4301.

Silas. Folkhop, enjoyable grooves, themes of reggae and bluegrass. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, ziggyjagger@gmail.com, 802-558-9580.

40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. Corned beef, ham, sides, deserts and beverages. $13; $7 children 6-12; $3 under 6, 4-6 p.m. St. Alphonsus Parish Hall, Pittsford.

Monday

11

March

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.

Yoga. A relaxing hour of yoga in a safe, sober environment. Everyone is welcome. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State Street, Rutland, 802-773-6010.

Zumba. Mondays and Wednesdays. A total workout combining all elements of fitness. Per class or punch card. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Road, Pittsford, 802-353- 2259.

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.

Rutland County Democrats Meeting. Discuss Spring and Summer organizing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland City, hastevenson9@gmail.com, 802-353-0998.

Castleton International Film Festival: “Foxtrot”. The Castleton International Film Festival Returns to Castleton University in March with a series of contemporary films from Israel. 7-9 p.m. Castleton University’s Herrick Auditorium, 251 South Street, Castleton.

Adult Coed Drop-in Basketball. Seasonal drop-in basketball times. Men and women, high school graduates and older are welcome to attend. $5, 7:45-9:15 p.m. Rutland Intermediate School Gymnasium, 65 Library Avenue, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Tobacco Cessation Class. Drop in and receive free nicotine replacement therapy and other resources and supports. 5 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Community Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, 802-747-3768.

Tuesday

12

March

Bingo and Burgers. Prizes for the winner of each game. $4, 12-2 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Castleton, homested@shoreham.net, 802-468-3093.

Creative Writing Workshop. About sharing one’s writing and ideas, and will be designed as a sounding board to help inspire writers to move forward with their projects. 3-4:30 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Castleton, homested@shoreham.net, 8024683093.

Pottery for People in Recovery. Get your hands dirty and be creative. Fun for all ages. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State Street, Rutland, 802-773-6010.

Divine Chakra Meditation series. Balance and reboot your energy system with guided chakra meditation. Open/mixed experience level. $145 (7 week series), 5:30-6:30 p.m. Five Elements Rutland, 10 Stratton Rd. Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

OVUU Hawk Hill Committee. Special Meeting re: Hawk Hill discussion. 6-8 p.m. OVUHS Conference Room, 2997 Franklin St. Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

OVUU Planning Task Force. Special Meeting re: 5 year plan. 6-8 p.m. RNESU Conference Room, 49 Court Drive, Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

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.

Open Mic Night with The Bubsies. Killington’s newest open mic. Bring your instruments and jam with us in a friendly, cozy and inviting space. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Killington Beer Company, 53 Village Circle, Killington , Vtprior@hotmail.com, 802-282-8293.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus rehearsal. All singers who identify as women are welcome to join. If you haven’t sung with LNO before, contact Lucy Tenenbaum. $50 sliding fee, 7-9 p.m. Lucy F. Tenenbaum (home), 196 Killington Ave. Rutland, lucytunes@me.com, 802-342-8348.

Tobacco Cessation Class. Drop in and receive free nicotine replacement therapy and other resources and supports. 11 a.m. CVPS/ Leahy Community Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, 802-747-3768.

Free Tax Help. Rutland AARP TaxAide offers free help with taxes for seniors and low-to-middle-income taxpayers, by appointment only. Call the RSVP & Volunteer Center at 775-8220, ext. 106, visit: volunteersinvt.org/service/rsvp-tax-program/.

Free Tours Tuesday. Weekly open house every Tuesday. 4:30 p.m. The MINT, 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, 802-772-7087.

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

13

March

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.

SVA Script Writer’s Workshop. Ongoing, weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing for stage and screenplays. Novices through advanced writers are welcome. one-time registration fee: $10, plus $5 per class. 1 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, karenklami@gmail.com.

Kids Karate. Ages 5- 16, adaptive classes available for students on the spectrum. Develop self-discipline, self-control and build self-esteem. Try a free class. 5 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Road, Pittsford, 802-353- 2259.

Bobby Jo Valentine in concert. A multi-faceted songwriter and storyteller. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by a concert at 6:30 p.m. Free will offering, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, dchar99@yahoo.com, 8027754301.

Zumba. Mondays and Wednesdays. A total workout combining all elements of fitness. Per class or punch card. 5:30-6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Road, Pittsford, 802-353- 2259.

TIG Welding Class. . $60, 6-8 p.m. Rutland Makerspace (MINT), 112 Quality Lane, Rutland, info@rutlandmint.org, 802-772-7087.

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.

Wallingford Town Hall Concert Series. Extra Stout, traditional Irish band with upwards of twenty years of performing together, will be performing just a few days before St. Patrick’s Day. 7-9 p.m. Wallingford Town Hall, 75 School Street, Wallingford, townadmin@wallingfordvt.com, 802-446-2872.

Castleton International Film Festival: “Virgins”. The Castleton International Film Festival Returns to Castleton University in March with a series of contemporary films from Israel. 7-9 p.m. Castleton University’s Herrick Auditorium, 251 South Street, Castleton.

Adult Coed Drop-in Basketball. Seasonal drop-in basketball times. Men and women, high school graduates and older are welcome to attend. $5, 7:45-9:15 p.m. Rutland Intermediate School Gymnasium, 65 Library Avenue, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

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 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, 802-772-7801.

Tai Chi/ Balance Class. Class for those concerned about falling. $5, 11 a.m. Vermont Sports Medicine Ctr. 5 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, 802-775-1300.

Parkinsons Fitness Class. Fitness classes for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Wednesdays noon. $5, 12 p.m. Club Fitness, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 802-775-1300.

Thursday

14

March

Pottery for People in Recovery. Get your hands dirty and be creative. Fun for all ages. 12-1 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State Street, Rutland, 802-773-6010.

Drawing Celtic Knots. Workshop to explore the ancient art of Celtic Knots. Space is limited. Preregistration is required. $2 fee for supplies is due at registration, 2-3 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Castleton, homested@shoreham.net, 802-468-3093.

Tai Chi. A mind-body practice, originating in China as a martial art. Studies confirm Tai Chi has value in treating or preventing many health problems including arthritis and balance issues. 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.

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 and European dances will be taught. Partners and experience not necessary. Bring dry shoes with non-skid soles. Doors lock; ring bell at 6:45 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 8027733455.

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.

”Curse You, Jack Dalton.”. Rutland High School’s Encore Theatre presents melodrama by Wilbur Braun. $5.00, 7-9 p.m. Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Rd, Rutland, cathy.archer@rcpsvt.org, 802-770-1134.

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.

Beginner’s Yoga. Learn to relax with easy Svaroopa yoga poses you can do at home. 5:30-7 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 Main Street, Rutland, 802-775-5104.

Friday

15

March

Reiki. Participants will be taught the basics of reiki, a Japanese energy healing practice, and will be offered a brief reiki session at each group. 10:30-11 a.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, 141 State Street, Rutland, 802-773-6010.

The Ethics of Eating. UVM Professor of Ethics and The Philosophy of the Mind, Tyler Doggett, will talk about morally confusing issues that shopping for groceries can raise: vegan? GMO’s? organic? local? free trade? Bring your questions and your shopping list. $5 or Osher membership, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St. Rutland, leerohe@vermontel.net, 802-492-2300.

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.

Alexander Melnikov and Andreas Staier, Piano. Melnikov joins German pianist Andreas Staier — known for their all-Schubert program of four-hand works. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mahaney Arts Center Robison Hall, 72 Porter Field Road, Middlebury.

Family Clay Play: All Ages. Spend quality time making bowls, mugs, trays and more. Parent supervision is required. No need to preregister. $5 drop ins, or $20 five visit punch card, 6 p.m. Rutland Rec at Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland.

Play Group Rutland. Rutland County Parent-Child Center Playgroup each Friday. 9:30-11 a.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, 802-773-1860.

Play Group Pawlet. Activities each week for parents/caregivers and children birth through K. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. to network with other families. 10-11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School Street, Pawlet, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com, 802-325-3123.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. Corned beef & cabbage with all the fixings. Eat in or take out. $10, 5-7 p.m. Castleton American Legion Post #50, 378 Route 4A W, Bomoseen, 802-468-8962.

Saturday

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Audubon West Rutland Marsh Monitoring Walk. Walk the entire route (3.7 miles), or go half-way. Meet at 8 a.m. at the marsh boardwalk on Marble Street. 8-10:30 a.m. West Rutland Marsh, Marble Street, West Rutland, birding@rutlandcounttyaudubon.org.

Shabbat Morning Service. A musical Shabbat service with morning prayers, Torah reading, discussion and group aliyah. 9:30-11:40 a.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

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.

American Legion Post 31 100th Anniversary. Celebrate 100 years with Post 31. Corn beef and cabbage dinner. Dancing with a DJ. Tickets available at the club. $10.00, 5-11 p.m. American Legion 31 , 33 Washington Street, Rutland, cathyhmiles@gmail.com, 802-236-2590.

Bob Stannard & Those Dangerous Bluesmen. Bring your dancing shoes and celebrate the end of winter blues with one of Vermont’s premier blues bands. $25-$40; Children 12 and under are free but require a ticket. 7-10 p.m. Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, info@westonplayhouse.org.

Vermont Comedy All-Stars. An evening of the Vermont’s best and brightest comics including Middlebury’s own Tina Friml. Featuring Tim Bridge, Tracy Dolan and Sky Sandoval. $20 Main Hall / $15 Balcony, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury, publicity@townhalltheater.org, 802-388-1436.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. This night has been running since before the Hide-A-Way moved to this location. 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.

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.

Community Hamentaschen Bake. Bring a rolling pin. We supply the dough and the fillings. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

31st Annual Maple Festival. Maple lore & demonstrations, sweet treats from local kitchens, a raffle and a silent auction featuring local artists and craftspersons. 1-4 p.m. Middletown Sprinngs Historical Society, On the Green, 10 Park Avenue, Middletown Springs , montvert@vermontel.net, 802-235-2376.

VSO Masterworks. VSO Music Director Jaime Laredo returns to the podium. The orchestra gets a chance to show off in George Bizet’s “Symphony in C,” written as a student assignment in about a month, just after the composer turned 17. Adults: $32/$20 Students: $10, 3 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street, Rutland, 802-864-5741.

Klezmer Group. If you play an instrument come join us while we play klezmer music for fun. All skill levels welcome. Music will be provided. 4-6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

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.

The John Thomas Acoustic Duo. Features original music by Tom Scovatto with the backing of Earle Provin on at least a couple of stringed instruments. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center Street, Rutland, ziggyjagger@gmail.com.

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