Hamilton: The Man and the Musical

Hamilton: The Man and the Musical Hamilton: The Man and the Musical. Hamilton biographer Willard Sterne Randall discusses the man and the blockbuster Broadway musical, with excerpts from its score. 7 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, 802-773-1860.

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9th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series

The 9th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at the Billings Farm & Museum will feature the documentary, “Page One: Inside the New York Times” on Saturday, January 12, at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. in HD projection and surround sound, with complimentary refreshments. Advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

At the heart of the film is the burning question on the minds of everyone who cares about a rigorous American press, Times lover or not: what will happen if the fast-moving future of media leaves behind the fact-based, original reporting that helps to define our society? Grand Jury Prize nominee: Sundance Film Festival.

Ticket prices: $11 adults (16 & up); $6 children (under 16). BF&M members receive discounted prices. For a complete list of screenings and to purchase tickets: billingsfarm.org/filmfest or 802-457-5303.


155 species have been recorded at this Important Bird Area (IBA). Kids, new birders and non-members always welcome. Learn from our friendly bird experts. Join us January 17 for the 3.7 mile loop around the marsh (dirt and paved roads) or go halfway. Meet at the marsh boardwalk on Marble Street at 8 a.m. Contact birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org.


Audubon Winter Program Series – January 22 at 7 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, Rutland. They’re colorful (usually). Easy to identify (sometimes). And photogenic (when they want to be). 146 species have been recorded in Vermont. 117 of those have been found in Rutland County. With several field guides and the iNaturalist website, more people are learning about this interesting, harmless, and helpful subset of the insect world. Mike Blust, author of “Odonata of Vermont” and retired biologist from Green Mountain College, will show slides and reveal details about this part of the natural world that many people know of, but few people know well. For more info contact birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org.

RRMC hosts VeggieVanGo® Program

Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC) will host this month’s VeggieVanGo program on Thursday, January 24 from 9 -10 a.m. in the parking lot by the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center at RRMC.

The Vermont Foodbank’s VeggieVanGo program provides free, fresh, healthy veggies and fruits for low-income Vermonters. They also work with physicians and medical staff to identify patients and families who are experiencing hunger and “prescribe” fresh fruits and vegetables for a more nutritious diet. Along with the healthy, fresh food, VeggieVanGo volunteers and staff also offer cooking demos and taste tests of the vegetables available, paired with recipes and cooking tips.

For more information, contact the Vermont Foodbank at 1-800-585-2265 or email info@vtfoodbank.org

Free diabetes management program

Diabetes can cause serious health problems like heart disease, blindness and kidney failure. If you are living with type 2 diabetes, the Healthier Living Workshop for Diabetes can get you the support you need to better manage your disease and prevent these serious problems. This free program runs January 22-February 26, from 10 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. for six weeks, at Templewood Court, 5 Tremont Street, Rutland.

This small-group workshop is led by specially trained leaders, one of whom is a diabetic. You will learn about healthy eating, exercise, monitoring blood sugar, managing stress, and handling sick days. For more information and to register, contact Krista Neary, Community Health Team, a department of Rutland Regional Medical Center, at 802-776-5507.

Chronic disease self-management program

Many individuals struggle with chronic diseases and conditions, and managing these health issues can be overwhelming. Rutland Regional Medical Center will be hosting a chronic disease self-management program, January 22-February 26 from 1:30 — 4 p.m. at Templewood Court, 5 Tremont Street, Rutland.

This free six-week program offers support around techniques to improve overall health and manage disease symptoms, offering support around problem-solving, nutrition, exercise, talking to doctors or loved ones, medications, emotions, sleep and fatigue.

These workshops are intended for individuals with conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, liver disease, bipolar disorder and emphysema, and are facilitated by trained leaders who personally understand chronic disease.

For more information and to register, contact Krista Neary to register at 802-776-5507.


January blood pressure/foot-care clinics

Jan. 10 — Benson, Benson Heights, 10 a.m.

Jan. 10 — Castleton, Castleton Meadows, 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 15 — Brandon, Conant Square, 11 a.m.

Jan. 16 — Dorset, Dorset office of VNAHSR, 8:30 a.m.

Jan. 16 — Rutland, Sheldon Towers, 9 a.m.

Jan. 16 — Rutland, Linden Terrace, 11 a.m.

Jan. 17 — Rutland, Maple Village, 10 a.m.

Jan. 30 — Rutland, Godnick Adult Center, 12:30 p.m.

Jan. 31 — North Clarendon, North Clarendon Community Center, 9:30 a.m.

The cost of the foot clinic is $10. Please contact 802-770-1536 to find a clinic near you. No appointment necessary.

Bereavement groups

Every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland. The Reverend Andrew Carlson, office chaplain for the Rutland VNAHSR office, will facilitate. Call 802-770-1613 for more information. Bereavement groups are free and open to the public.

Ostomy support meeting

The Vermont Ostomy support meeting will be held Saturday, January 19 from 10:30 a.m. — noon at the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland. For more information contact Kate Lawrence at 802-770-1682 or email kate.lawrence@vnahsr.org.


The Rutland Meals Challenge adds meals to the local emergency food system providing meals to a dozen local food shelves, including the Community Cupboard of Rutland and the Vermont Food Bank.

Volunteers are wanted January 19 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 6 Church Hill Road, Rutland, for set-up, breakdown, packaging shifts, box builders, carton hauling & stacking, and movers & shakers (who refill the food bins as we work).

Each volunteer must sign up individually, even if they are a part of a team. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4baeac22abf94-rutland3


Billings Farm & Museum, offering programs and activities for all ages, is open January 19 – 21, 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, “Nine From Little Rock,” the award-winning documentary short by Charles Guggenheim, will be shown in the museum’s theater from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. each day. The film profiles the lives of the nine African-American students who integrated Little Rock Central High School during the fall of 1957, and documents the perspective of Jefferson Thomas and his fellow students seven years after their historic achievement.

Visit the farm & museum to discover Vermont dairying and learn about the development of the Billings Farm, still one of the best Jersey farms in America. The horse barn, milk room, calf nursery, cow barn and small-animal barn are stops along the self-guided tour. Up-close programs with the livestock will be offered, including the afternoon Milking of the Herd beginning at 3:15 p.m. each day.

The Billings Farm & Museum is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc., a charitable nonprofit institution. Please call 802-457-2355 for activities and programs and a list of seasonal events, or visit the museum’s website: billingsfarm.org


Vermont Actors’ Repertory will present “Theatrical Improv” on January 25 and 26, at 7:30 p.m. at their new home in Tuttle Hall Theatre at the College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Road. The event is directed by Michael Kingsbury, who will also present “The Rumpus: An Evening of Live Storytelling” in April.

ART will be host to this fast-paced improvisational Comedy Troupe Theater Improvable! Comedic scenes will be built on the spot, based on audience suggestion. “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” inspires the show. This promises to be a fantastic event. The troupe will feature both new and familiar faces.

Tickets can be purchased at the door, but there is a 75-seat limit for this show. Advanced ticket purchases are available at 802tix.com actorsreptvt.org facebook.com/actorsrepertorytheatervt or in person at The Rutland Herald office, 77 Grove Street, Suite 102, Rutland, Monday thru Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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