Tai Chi. “Yang 24,” with certified instructor, Larry Walter. Free, 2 p.m. Rutland Rec. Center, N. Street Ext., Rutland, 775-3855, lwalter@sover.net.

Animal Farm. Contemporary adaptation of George Orwell’s 1945 novel. $8, 10 a.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph, 728-6464, chandler-arts.org.

CSJ Open House. Learn about College of St. Joseph’s degree programs, tour campus, meet with students, faculty, admissions and financial aid counselors. 10 a.m. — noon. College of St. Joesph. 71 Clement Rd., Rutland. www.csj.edu.

Restorative Yoga. Ideal for recovery from fatigue, injury or illness and reducing stress, enhanced with soothing music, aromatherapy and a crystal singing bowl bath. See website for pricing & pkgs., 11 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Sol Luna Farm, 329 Old Farm Rd., Shrewsbury, 592-9393, sollunafarm.com.

Great Courses: Great World Religions — Buddhism. Prof. Malcolm David Eckel surveys Buddhism from its origin in India in the 6th or 5th centuries B.C. to the present day. Begins with a 30 minute lecture by DVD followed by a discussion led by Scott Lobdell. The program meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St., Castleton. 468-3093.

Fair Haven Farmers Market. 3-6 p.m. On the Green in Fair Haven, across from the Town Office Building.

TAI CHI: Fall Prevention. A healthy activity for the muscles and the mind. Free, 3 — 4 p.m. Rutland Recreation & Parks Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.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 Rd., Pittsford, 353- 2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Breaking Bread. Free community meal on the last Thursday of every month. Main dish, bread and beverages are provided. Donations of side dishes welcome. All are welcome whether or not they can bring a dish. 5 — 6:30 p.m., Rutland United Methodist Church, new location: 60 Strongs Ave., Rutland, free, 773-2460, www.rutlandumc.com.

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 St., Rutland, 775-5104.

Rutland South Rotary Club to host Rotary Week Celebration. Learn about what Rutland South Rotary does for the greater Rutland community. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. 5:30 — 7 pm. Elks Lodge, 44 Pleasant Street, Rutland.

Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgery. Dr. Andrew Lighthart of Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic will focus on potential benefits, including faster, less painful recovery and rehabilitation, less damage to important muscles and tissues, shorter hospital stays, and durability of materials. Free, 6 — 7:30 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Community Education, RRMC, 160 Allen St., Rutland, 772-2400 to register, RRMC.org.

GOTV. GOTV stands for get out the vote. Learn about messaging training and participate in a work session. Bring a laptop or smartphone and snacks. 6 — 8 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland.

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 — 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

International Folk Dancing. Israeli & European dances taught. Wear comfortable clothes with sturdy non-skid soles. Bring extra shoes if raining. Free, 6:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Friday 26 October

Playgroup. Rutland County Parent-Child Center Playgroup each Friday. Free, 9:30 — 11 a.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, 773-1860, rutlandfree.org.

Play Group. Educators Joni Lee and Milagro Turner present a fresh array of activities each week that focus on play, reading, crafts and socialization. for parents/caregivers and children birth through K. Arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. to network with other families. Free, 10 — 11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School St., Pawlet, 325-3123, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com.

Behind the Iron Curtain. First-person account of living 40 years behind the Iron Curtain. $5 or Osher membership, 1:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland, 773-1853, www.rutlandrec.com/godnick.

Figure Drawing. Expand on your observational and drawing skills with a live model. Every other Wednesday. $15, 6 — 8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

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

Ewing the Stark Fisher. Group exhibition of three painters from the surrounding region. Free, opening reception 6 — 8 p.m. Castleton Univ. Bank Gallery, 104 Merchants Row, Rutland, castleton.edu.

Hauntings and other Humorous Tales. Storyteller Michael Kingsbury featured. 7-9 p.m. The Sparkle Barn, 1509 Route 7 South, Wallingford, 446-8044, thesparklebarnshop.com.

Haunted Tours. Deadnberry Manor underground terror. $15, $12 under age 10, 7-10 p.m. Wilson Castle, 2970 West Proctor Road, Proctor, 773-3284, wilsoncastle.com.

Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concert. An Evening with Extra Stout. Donation of $10 — $15, doors at 7 p.m. Tinmouth Old Firehouse Stage, 7 Mountainview Road, Tinmouth, 446-2928, tinmmouthvt.org.

Super Stash Brothers Halloween Party. Costume contest, fun & prizes, late-nite menu. Doors open at 3 p.m., music starts at 8. Clear River Tavern, 2640 Vt. Rt. 100, Pittsfield, 746-8999, clearrivertavern.com.

Saturday 27 October

5 Year Celebration. Workout for free all day, participate in classes, and enter to win prizes. 7 a.m. — 4 p.m. The Gymnasium, 11 Cottage St., Rutland. Full schedule on-line at www.thegymnasium.net.

AARP Driver Safety Program. Refresh your driving skills and learn strategies to stay safe behind the wheel. Completing the course entitles you to insurance discounts and can help reduce vehicle maintenance costs. $15 AARP members, $20 nonmembers, 8 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Community Education Ctr., RRMC, 160 Allen St., Rutland. register online at rrmc.org or call 772-2400.

Reiki Conference. Annual Vermont Reiki Association event, “The Ki to Happiness.” $95, $110 nonmembers, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Capitol City Plaza, Montpelier, info@vermontreikiassociation.org, vermontreikiassociation.org.

Vermont Farmers Market. 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Depot Park, corner of Center Street and Merchants Row, Rutland, www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

Firearms and Militaria Show. Ethan Allen Arms Exchange is Vermont’s newest promoter of firearms and outdoor life events. $8, $7 seniors, kids 14 and under free, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. Holiday Inn, Rt. 7, Rutland. ethanallenarms.com.

Young Professionals Summit Of Vermont. An annual, one-day event for Vermonters to network, share ideas, and confront issues faced by the state’s young workforce. 9 a.m. — 4:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., Rutland. Register at ypsummitvt.com

Route 7 Danby / Mount Tabor Flea Market. Every Sat. & Sun. New dealers welcome. Permanent indoor space available. 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. 1333 Rt 7 Mt Tabor. 212-4700

Children’s Halloween Parade. All ghosts, goblins, fairies, animals parade up the street, stopping for treats along the way. After the parade, enjoy refreshments at the library. Parents/caregivers and children birth to grade 6. Free, 10 a.m. — noon. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School St., Pawlet, 325-3123, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com.

Numerology. Schedule your numerology or destiny card readings by Donna today. $65-$125, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. Kinder Way Cafe, 87 Main St., Fair Haven, 757-769-6055,

Secret Lives of Bats. Biologist Adam Kozlowski, will introduce us to the bats of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller and Saint Gaudens and explain the important role they play in the forest ecosystem. Please pre-register. Free, 10 — 11 a.m. Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, 54 Elm St., Woodstock, 457-3368 x 222, nps.gov.

Prayer Walk at Leffert’s Pond. Contemplative prayer experience with walking meditation and morning prayers of gratitude and praise. Free, 10 a.m., regular Shabbat Service at 9:30 if it rains. Rain date: Sun. Oct. 28, Please RSVP. 773-3455 or office@rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Community Luncheon — Chili. A hot meal with homemade bread pudding for dessert. Free, 11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West St., Rutland, 775-4368, trinitychurchrutland.org.

77 Gallery: Art Activity. Join Janet Fredericks for a drawing activity to help close down her exhibition’s run with a celebratory bang. Free, materials provided, 11:30 a.m. — 4 p.m. 77 Gallery, 77 Grove St., Rutland, 77art.org,

Halloween Comic Fest. One of the biggest days of the year in the world of comics, We’ll have free Halloween Comic Fest titles, spooky treats, a costume contest and more. Free, noon — 8 p.m. Freakopolis Geekery, Inc., 120 Main St., Whitehall, NY. 518-294-5551. freakopolis.net.

Rutland County Audubon Halloween Float. We invite folks to join us as walkers with our “Roadhouse Café” parade float. Wear your crow, vulture or raven costume, or loan it to us. 6 p.m. meet-up. For more info contact 287-9338.

Haunted Tours. Deadnberry Manor underground terror. $15, $12 under age 10, 7-10 p.m. Wilson Castle, 2970 West Proctor Road, Proctor, 773-3284, wilsoncastle.com.

Vitaly. Illusionist performs. $35, $38, $15 students, Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph, 728-6464, chandler-arts.org.

Snake Mountain Bluegrass. Tunes from their new album, “For Keeps,” as well as many traditional favorites. Show $20. dinner & show $45, reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB. 7:30 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd., Brandon, 247-4295, brandon-music.net.

Halloween Party w/ No Mercy. Live music (hard rock) and cash prizes for costumes. 9 p.m. CJ’s Suds South, 147 South Main St., Rutland, 775-3775.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. Whether you can sing or not, you CAN at Karaoke 101. 9:30 p.m. — 1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156, hideawaytavernvt.com.

Sunday 28 October

Route 7 Danby / Mount Tabor Flea Market. Every Sat. & Sun. New dealers welcome. Permanent indoor space available. 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. 1333 Rt 7 Mt Tabor. 212-4700

Shrewsbury Historical Society Museum. On display are historical artifacts, documents, genealogical records and photographs of people and places significant to the Town of Shrewsbury, from its earliest days to the present. Open for the season on Sundays, 1 — 3 p.m. until October 28. Shrewsbury Historical Society Museum, 5419 VT Route 103, Cuttingsville.

Texas Hold Em Tournament. $50 buy-in, sign in 1 p.m.. play starts 2 p.m. American Legion, 33 Washington St, Rutland, 779-7598.

Pumpkin Carving. Powertools, LEDs, even Arduino boards are all fair game when the sky’s the limit for your imagination. Bring your own pumpkin, tools supplied. Kids under 16 must have parent supervision. Please RSVP. Free, 2 — 4 p.m. The Mint, Rutland’s Makers Space, 112 Quality La., Rutland, 772-7087, rutlandmint.org.

The Michele Fay Band. Original and Americana music. A benefit for the Rutland Meal Challenge. Tickets are $10. 3 — 5 p.m. Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Dr. Rutland.

Benefit Concert: The Michele Fay Band. Enjoy an evening of music and support the fight against hunger in Rutland County. $10 minimum suggested donation for Rutland Meals Challenge, spaghetti dinner after the concert $8 per person. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Ave., Rutland, 773-9659 or email: vtmealschallenge@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

Meditation. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Donation, 5:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

Phil Henry. Contemporary folk music performed. 7-10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156.

Haunted Tours. Deadnberry Manor underground terror. $15, $12 under age 10, 7-10 p.m. Wilson Castle, 2970 West Proctor Road, Proctor, 773-3284, wilsoncastle.com.

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