Thursday

28

November

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Neshobe Pie Gobbler Fun Run & Walk. Create a new Thanksgiving morning tradition — Run, walk, stroll with a chance to win your Thanksgiving Day pie. Every 10th finisher plus the winning male and female receives a freshly made pie. Approx. 3 miles, rain/snow or shine. Proceeds benefit Brandon Recreation Department. Distance: Approximately 3 miles over hill and dale at Neshobe Golf Course. . $20-30, 8-11 a.m. Neshobe Golf Club, 224 Town Farm Road, Brandon, maplerunmarketing@gmail.com, 802-989-6980.

Neshobe Gobbler Pie Run & Walk. Create a new Turkey Day tradition in a healthy way with a beautiful 3-mile race you can run, walk, stroll, waddle — just to get outside on Thanksgiving morning. Every 10th finisher will go home with a pie for dinner. 8 a.m. Neshobe Golf Club, PO Box 280, Brandon, maplerunmarketing@gmail.com, 802-989-6980.

Pottery. Express your creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. Twice a week.. $5 per project, 12-2 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Diabetes Prevention Program. Year-long lifestyle change program for anyone at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Learn to make small changes surrounding nutrition and exercise.. 4-5 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, klneary@rrmc.org, 802-776-5507.

Breaking Bread. 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.

Sip N Dip Painting Class. Second & fourth Thursday of the month.. $30, 6-8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Yoga for the Mindful heART. Mindful heART Series. Please bring your own mat.. $5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Tai Chi, Yang 24. Low-impact, slow-motion exercise which benefits all people and is safe for people with balance or arthritis issues.. 2 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland, 802-775-3855.

Friday

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November

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Trot it Off 5K Walk/Run. Perfect for the avid runner or the recreational walker hoping to burn off calories from that extra serving of Thanksgiving pie. The Tots Trot, a kids’ fun race for ages 10 and younger, takes place just before the 5K and is $10. Registration at 8:30 a.m. . $25 advance, $30 day of race, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Jackson Gore Inn, 111 Jacksons Gore Rd., Ludlow, kfoster@okemomountainschool.org, 802-228-1514.

Creative Space. Bring tools/supplies to create your works of art along with other inspiring artists. Open to all arts: fine arts, quilters, jewelry, musicians, etc. Some supplies available to purchase. Call ahead.. Donations appreciated, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Storytime. Weekly stories, songs, and crafts.. 10:30-11 a.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington, youthservices@sherburnelibrary.org, 802-558-3663.

Friday Writers Group. The Friday Writers. This group of writers of all genres and levels meets weekly to read and discuss their work. All interested writers are welcome. Free will donation, 12-2 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, thefridaywriters@gmail.com, 802-775-0356.

Woodburning. Come try your hand at woodburning and create a beautiful piece of art to take home. All supplies provided. Everyone welcome.. $5 per project, 1:30-3 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Queen of Hearts Drawing. Every Friday. Drawing at 630 p.m.. 6-6:30 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St, Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. . $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

Friday Night Open Gym. For athletes to have additional practice time or children who want to be more casual with their gymnastics. $10 members/$12 non-members, 6:45-8:15 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe Street Bld H , Rutland, cobravt@me.com, 802-772-7011.

Saturday

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November

Downtown Rutland Holiday Stroll. Sales, treats and activities on Small Business Saturday leading up to the annual Tree Lighting. Watch “The Grinch” for free at The Paramount Theatre at 10 a.m. and meet Santa 2:30 to 5 p.m. with crafts and candy canes in the Fox Room at Rutland Free Library. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Rutland, nikki@downtownrutland.com, 802-773-9380.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels of yoga experience. Beginners welcome, however, the energy level is between moderate to vigorous. $10-12, 9-10:15 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus Christmas Caroling 2019. Four weekly practices to prepare for Christmas caroling on Dec. 14. 10-11:30 a.m. Lucy F. Tenenbaum (home studio), 196 Killington Avenue, Rutland, lucytunes@me.com, 802-342-8348.

Yoga for the full-figured Goddess. A very gentle floor yoga class for full-figured sized women. $10-12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Avenue, Rutland, linacloffe@hotmail.com, 802-499-8038.

Maple View Farm Alpacas Holiday Open House. Learn about alpacas, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber. Visit the fiber mill and see a demonstration of the FeltLOOM, used to make felted fabric. . 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Maple View Farm Alpacas, 185 Adams Rd., Brandon, mvfalpacas@gmail.com, 802-247-5412.

Downtown Rutland Tree Lighting. Mayor Dave Allaire will speak as Santa arrives by fire truck to light the tree. Free hot chocolate, free holiday specs to the first 200 attendees. . 5:30-6 p.m. Depot Park, 15 Evelyn Street, Rutland, nikki@downtownrutland.com, 802-773-9380.

Julian Loida. Composer, percussionist and producer,now based in Boston. All original music on vibraphone written and performed by Loida. $20, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, edna@brandon-music.net, 802-247-4295.

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

1

December

Maple View Farm Alpacas Holiday Open House. Learn about alpacas, raised for breeding as well as their luxurious fiber. Visit the fiber mill and see a demonstration of the FeltLOOM, used to make felted fabric. . 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Maple View Farm Alpacas, 185 Adams Rd., Brandon, mvfalpacas@gmail.com, 802-247-5412.

Meeting your Spirit Guides. Explore ways to connect with your spirit guides, practice some techniques and experience a guided journey where you will meet your spirit guides. $35, 2-4 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, coughlinb@pyramidvt.com, 802-775-8080.

Messiah Rehearsals. Rutland Area Chorus will present Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 8. All are invited to sing in this annual celebration. Rehearsals are Sunday Nov. 10, 17 and 24 and Dec. 1. Mandatory dress rehearsal Dec. 7 from 12:30-2:45 p.m. Scores are available for review before the first rehearsal. . 2-4 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, graceucc@gracechurchvt.org, 802-775-4301.

Yoga for Winter. Explore a sampler of yoga, including yin and restorative, breathing techniques, meditation, mantra and self massage to help balance out the qualities of winter. No experience necessary, come to one or all five, each class will be unique. $15/$13.5 w card, 2-3:30 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe Street, Building H, Rutland, Pali36@aol.com, 802-772-7011.

Klezmer Group. Anyone playing an instrument is welcome to join us.. 4-6:05 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@rutlandjewishcenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 5:30-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Monday

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Calendar

Better Breather Club. Learn to cope with lung conditions such as COPD, pulmonary fibrosis and asthma with a combination of guest speakers and problem-solving discussions led by trained facilitators. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street , Rutland , 802-776-5508.

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.

OVUU Hawk Hill Committee. Special meeting for Hawk Hill discussion. 3:30 p.m. OVUHS Conference Room, 2997 Franklin Street, Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Free Help — Quit Smoking, E cigarettes and JUUL. A group to help quit smoking or vaping. Free Nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. New time every Monday. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Rutland Regional Medical Center- CVPS Leahy confernce center, 160 Allen Street, Rutland , 802-747-3768.

Walking Group for All Ages. Donations appreciated. Donations appreciated, 5:15 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open to all levels; beginners welcome. Class incorporates Asana, pranayama (breath work) and deep relaxation. Energy level is between moderate to vigorous. Price: $15 drop-in and $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. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. . $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

RNESU Para/Bus Driver Negotiations Committee Mtg.. Special meeting — para/bus negotiations. 6 p.m. RNESU Conference Room, 49 Court Drive, Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Tuesday

December

Calendar

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Free Help — Quit Smoking, E cigarettes and JUUL. A group to help quit smoking or vaping. Free Nicotine replacement patches, gum or lozenges. Every Tuesday. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Heart Center , 12 Commons Street , Rutland , 802-747-3768.

Kripalu Yoga. As the weather changes with the seasons, ease the built-up stress and tension. Nourish your body with therapeutic movement in this healing environment. $15 — $100, 12-1 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Pottery. Express your creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. Twice a week.. $5 per project, 3:15-5 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

We Can Fix It! Electrical Workshop. Home repair course for women takes a deep look at how your electrical system works — removing light fixtures, changing outlets and talking about how a switch functions. Pre-registration required. $25, 5-7 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, aprilc@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1853.

Game On!. A card game for people who are into kittens and explosions.. and laser beams.. and sometimes goats. If enough people show up we’ll order pizz. Grades 7 — 12 ONLY. This program is FREE and open to all people in Grades 7 — 12 ONLY All supplies will be provided and there is no pre-registration.. 5-6:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court Street, Rutland, jessica@rutlandfree.org, 802-773-1860.

Yomassage. A deeply relaxing fusion of receiving massage while supported in restorative yoga postures. . 6-7:15 p.m. Petra’s Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Rutland Area Toastmasters. Learn public speaking, listening and leadership skills on first and third Tuesdays. 6-7:30 p.m. Courcelle Bldg, North St. Extension, Rutland, skibill11@comcast.net, 802-775-6929.

DivorceCare. A faith-based program to equip individuals to deal with divorce and separation-related struggles. Group discussion, video segment and workbook segment. Join in anytime during the 13-week program.. $20 workbook fee, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Life Center @ Calvary Bible Church, 190 Grove Street, Rutland, cbcoffice@cbcvt.org, 802-775-0358.

All Ages Open Mic. Play new material, work on your albums material and collaborate with other local musicians. Bands, solo, poets and all other spoken word artists are invited. Back-line and stage provided. . 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Howlin’ Mouse Record Store. , 158 N. Main Street, Rutland , thehowlinmouse@yahoo.com, 802-772-7955.

Ladies’ Night Out Women’s Chorus Christmas Caroling 2019. Four weekly practices to prepare for Christmas caroling on Dec. 14. 7-8:30 p.m. Lucy F. Tenenbaum (home studio), 196 Killington Avenue, Rutland, lucytunes@me.com, 802-342-8348.

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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, West St. entrance, Rutland, 802-775-4301.

Wednesday

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SVA’s Script Writers Workshop. Weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing stage plays and screenplays, led by Karen Klami. Email with “SVA Script Writers” in the subject line to confirm. $10 registration, $5 per session, 1-4 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, karenklami@gmail.com.

Open Studio Hub. Draw, paint, craft, do homework, listen to music, read, create a book club, chess club, music club, writer’s/poetry club, and more. Extended hours when classes in session. 3-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Moonlight Madness. This well attended event caps off the Friends of the Town Hall season with over 20 vendors up and downstairs in the Town Hall. . 4-8 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, info@brandontownhall.org, 802-247-3971.

Open Figure Drawing. With Dick Weis and Phil Whitman, every other Wednesday. $8, 6-8 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, stonevalleyartcenter@gmail.com.

Open Studio Pottery. Open studio drop-in or punch pass options. Create independently or get peer pottery support from fellow participants. Ages 14+; under 14 must be accompanied by adult. . $10/ visit, 6-8 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

OV Unified Union. Regular meeting. 6 p.m. OVUHS Library, 2997 Franklin Street, Brandon, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

Castleton University String Orchestra. “A Holiday Festival,” featuring Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival” and the festive and celebratory works of Mozart, Gliere and others. Adults $10, children $5, 7 p.m. Casella Theater, 45 Alumni Drive, Castleton, marisa.valent@castleton.edu, 802-468-1424.

Song Circle. Song circle welcomes singers and acoustic players to share their music and play along with others. Or just come to listen. Fiddlers especially welcome. Song book of traditional songs encourages group singing. . Donations welcome, 7:15-9:15 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland, jack_cr2@yahoo.com, 802-775-1182.

Thursday

December

Calendar

Meditation Group. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Regular group, meeting four times a week. Donations appreciated, 7:15-7:45 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Pottery. Express your creativity with clay and create whatever you would like. Join in fellowship with others in a safe and sober environment. Twice a week.. $5 per project, 12-2 p.m. Turning Point Center of Rutland, Rutland, krisharvey85@gmail.com, 802-773-6010.

Diabetes Prevention Program. Year-long lifestyle change program for anyone at risk of Type 2 Diabetes. Learn to make small changes surrounding nutrition and exercise.. 4-5 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, klneary@rrmc.org, 802-776-5507.

Figure Drawing Class. Live model, drawing benches, boards & easels. Bring your own drawing materials. First & Third Thursday of the month.. $15, 4-6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

International Folk Dancing. All dances will be taught. Experience and partners not necessary. Bring dry shoes for dancing. Ring the bell if door is locked.. 6:30-8 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, office@RutlandJewishCenter.org, 802-773-3455.

Yoga for the Mindful heART. Mindful heART Series. Please bring your own mat.. $5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Ukulele Club. Newcomers welcome. Beginners session at 6 p.m. Bring your own ukulele and a music stand. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street, Castleton, 802-345-9100.

Classes Workshops Continuing Education

Tai Chi, Yang 24. Low-impact, slow-motion exercise which benefits all people and is safe for people with balance or arthritis issues.. 2 p.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North Street Extension, Rutland, 802-775-3855.

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