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WEST RUTLAND MARSH MONITORING WALK

155 species have been recorded at this Important Bird Area. Kids, new birders and non-members always welcome! Join us November 15 for the 3.7 mile loop around the marsh or go halfway. Meet at the marsh boardwalk on Marble Street at 8 AM. Contact birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org

SPAGHETTI DINNER

Middletown Springs Elementary School Annual 6th Grade Spaghetti Dinner to help fund our class trip to Washington DC will be held Friday, November 9 from 5-7 p.m. at Middletown Springs Elementary School. Homemade spaghetti and meatballs, salad, and dessert. All served to you by the 6th graders at MSES. Adults: $9, kids (5-12) & seniors: $6, Under 5: Free. Raffle tickets for some great prizes will be available for purchase.

WOMEN’S CLUB HOSTS HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE FUNDRAISER

The Greater Killington Women’s Club (GKWC) is sponsoring their 2nd Annual “Nibbles, Bobbles & Bits” Boutique Evening Fundraiser at the Summit Lodge in Killington on Friday, November 9. This event is a pre-holiday shopping and social soiree with a variety of local micro vendors. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for attendees to browse, shop, mingle and win prizes — all for a good cause! Raffle tickets will be sold for the opportunity to win these fabulous raffle prizes and proceeds will benefit the Killington Elementary School KEEPERS (Parent-Teacher Association). Admission is FREE, light refreshments will be served and a cash bar is available. To learn more, go to the club’s website: www.swcvt.com. Attendees can RSVP at: * EVITE: http://evite.me/at7WSN1nWf or * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/339292583315786/

STUFF-A-BUS

The annual Stuff-A-Bus food drive is November 8, 9 and 10. You can bring your non-perishable food items to the buses parked at Price Chopper and Hannaford and help stuff the buses. The bus at Price Chopper will be there for donation collection Thursday and Friday 6 a.m. — 10 p.m.; Saturday 6 a.m. — noon. The bus at Hannaford will be there for donation collection Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. — 6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. until almost noon. Radio personalities from Catamount Radio stations will be on hand to greet donors.

Proceeds from this special event benefit the BROC Community Food Shelf, Rutland Community Cupboard and The Salvation Army. The food and money collected help feed hundreds of local families in need immediately.

Volunteers and groups interested in helping unload the buses on Saturday at noon can contact Pamela Shambo, director of marketing and development at BROC Community Action at 802-665-1721 or pshambo@broc.org.

METAL BOOKMARK STAMPING

On November 8, from 6 to 7 p.m., make your own personalized metal bookmarks from upcycled spoons at the Maclure Library, Arch St., Pittsford. The event is free, but please sign up by November 1.

VART PRESENTS “MARJORIE PRIME”

Vermont Actors Repertory Theater will perform this contemporary drama November 8-10 at its new home in Tuttle Hall Theater. Set in a near future, “Marjorie Prime” explores aging, memory, and technology. Performance dates at Tuttle Hall Theater, College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Road, Rutland, are November 1-3 and November 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. and November 4 at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased from 802TIX.com or via the direct link https://802tix.com/organizations/vermont-actors-repertory-theatre, in person at the Rutland Herald at 77 Grove Street, or at the door.

RAISE THE ROOF: FLANNEL FORMAL

The Housing Trust of Rutland County (HTRC) will raise the roof at the Flannel Formal, a fun, flannel-filled event hosted at Southside Steakhouse on Friday, November 9 at 6 p.m. This casual, light-hearted fundraising event will feature a karaoke contest with cash prizes, a mac n’ cheese bar, sliders, and a down-home pie bar, as well as DJ Greg providing music for guests who want to dance and raise the roof for the HTRC. Tickets are $50 per person and available at Eventbrite http://bit.ly/RAISETHEROOF.

Proceeds raised at the event will help provide affordable housing to people in need in Rutland County. For more information about the event, please call Emily Delong at 802-775-3139 ext. 218 or visit http://bit.ly/RAISETHEROOF

THE LAST CHAPTER: FREE MOVIE AND DISCUSSION EVENT

For those who are facing end-of-life decisions, there are choices available to them; choices like palliative care and hospice. These options have lower costs and offer a higher quality of life in the final days. Some even see their lives prolonged.

The powerful documentary, “The Last Chapter,” will be shown, on Wednesday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m., in the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center. This documentary chronicles how we can take part in the end of life planning process, have those difficult conversations, and take part in a journey that can lead to a better quality of life, and a more peaceful goodbye.

A light supper will be provided at the event. Please RSVP to Kim Flory-Lake at 802-747-1655. This special event is in recognition of Palliative and Hospice Month and co-sponsored by the Palliative Care Program, a department of Rutland Regional Medical Center, VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, and Bayada Hospice.

PITTSFORD HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

November 17 from 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. at Lothrop School Gym, 3447 US Route 7, Pittsford. Chili Cook-Off to benefit Sara’s Stories at 11 a.m. Cash prizes, popcorn, raffles, coffee and donuts. Two floors of vendors.

ST. ALPHONSUS HOLIDAY FAIR AND BASKET RAFFLE

November 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Parish Hall, Route 7, Pittsford. Baked goods, book sale, silent auction.

NESHOBE SCHOOL PTO CRAFT FAIR

November 17 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Otter Valley High School, Route 7, Brandon. Jewelry, preserves, baked goods, art.

SARA’S STORIES CHILI COOK OFF

The competition will take place on Saturday, November 17 at Pittsford’s Holiday Craft Show (Holiday Craft Show is from 9 a.m. -2 p.m.) in the Lothrop Elementary School cafeteria, Route 7 in Pittsford.

Registration begins at 11 a.m., with tasting/voting from 11:30 — 1 p.m., and winners will be announced at 1:30. The cost is $5 to enter your chili.

Please bring a crockpot with your chili already made and a serving spoon. Having your name on the back of your crock pot would also be helpful if you are just dropping off your chili. Sign up at maclurelibrary.org

Sara’s Stories is a book program that promotes early literacy for children ages 0-5 and is in memory of Sara Gallipo, a beloved community member who passed away a few years ago. Our goal is to give away a newly published hardcover book each month.

Please contact Kayla Desabrais at kayla.gallipo@gmail.com or Meghan Fox at vtfoxfamily14@gmail.com if you have any questions.

“HOW DID I GET HERE?”

In this class, you will begin to discover your patterns and beliefs and where they came from. You will also learn how to tell your story or personal narrative, and learn ways to rethink and retell your story in new ways to create a happier life. No writing skill is required. This is a class of self-discovery and will be held Thursday, November 8 from 6 — 7:30 p.m. in the CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, and taught by Certified Life Coach, Bonnie Olson.

The cost for this course is $10. There are 25 openings available, so space is limited. Preregistration is required by calling 802-772-2400 or registering online@ https://www.rrmc.org/classes-events/.

HOW TO ASSESS HEART DISEASE

There are a variety of diagnostic tests for heart issues. Ease your mind and understand what your physician is looking for by learning more about current diagnostic methods. On Thursday, November 15, from 5:30 — 7 p.m., at the Franklin Conference Center, 1 Scale Ave., Rutland, the Rutland Heart Center’s cardiologists, Dr. Michael Robertello, Dr. Bartholomew Bonazinga, Dr. Stanley Shapiro and Dr. Adam Coleman, will be presenting an informative talk, “How to Assess Heart Disease.”

They will be discussing the most-current diagnostic methods used to detect common and complex heart conditions, like echocardiogram, electrocardiogram and stress tests. The event will use a question-and-answer format, so participants are encouraged to ask questions.

Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration is requested for this free event. For more information and to register, call 802-772-2400.

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