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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.

Thursday Hikers. Walk the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton; visit Frost's home site and surrounding area. Easy/moderate. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, to car pool. Bring lunch. No dogs.. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, 802-775-3992.

BROC Community Action Annual Meeting. Rutland native Dave Wolk will be the keynote speaker at the 54th annual meeting of BROC, which will also feature the Rutland High School Jazz Band and recognition of several recipients of their Community Action Awards. . 28.50, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Holiday Inn, 476 Holiday Dr, Rutland, vloomis@broc.org, 802-665-1721.

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.

Yoga for lunch. Take a break from your busy day. Gentle to moderate Kripalu yoga classes. Classes are seasonally inspired and students are encouraged to modify the practice to meet their needs.. $10/$8, 12:05-12:55 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics, 56 Howe Street, Rutland, Pali36@aol.com, 802-772-7011.

Fair Haven Farmers Market. Every Thursday through October 24.. 3-6 p.m. Fair Haven Park, Main Street, Fair Haven, osandy@live.com, 802-948-2211.

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.

Yomassage. The combination of touch, gentle stretch and mindfulness provide an avenue for relaxation and healing. $40, package of 4 $130, 5-6:15 p.m. Petra's Wellness Studio, Howe Center, 1 Scale Avenue, Building 3, Rutland, PetrasWellnessStudio@gmail.com, 802-345-5244.

Native American Cultures in Clarendon. Clarendon's Historical Society meeting will feature Garret Crift, presenting about the Native American cultures of the town Clarendon; what is known and what is theorized. . 6-7 p.m. Clarendon Town Hall , 279 Middle Road, Clarendon, bunderhill53@gmail.com, 802-438-4990.

Figure Drawing Class. Live model, drawing benches, boards & easels. Bring your own drawing materials. First & Third Thursday of the month.. $15, 6-8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Holocaust Survivor Speaks. Werner Reich, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor and one of a tiny remaining number, is coming to speak to Fair Haven High School students and the whole community is invited. 6:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, marthalmolnar@gmail.com, 802-468-5125.

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.

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.

Vermont Women and the Civil War. The Pawlett Historical Society will be hosting Howard Coffin who will speak on Vermont Women and the Civil War. . 7-8 p.m. Pawlet Town Hall, School Street, Pawlet, tjonespawlet@yahoo.com, 802-325-3382.

Gary Wade. Wallingford musician Gary Wade performs popular music on guitar and harmonica. . 7-10 p.m. Taps Tavern, 158 Main Street, Poultney, mitchellmoon1@gmail.com, 802-236-7317.

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.

Friday

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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.

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, 9-11 a.m. Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Extension, Rutland, info@rutlandrec.com, 802-773-1822.

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. All levels and genres welcome to read and discuss their work. Free will donation, 12-2 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@Chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

OLLI Lecture Series. UVM Prof. Graziella Parati: "The Roots of Fascism". Osher membership or $5 at the door, 1:30-3 p.m. Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, 802-775-1246.

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.

Wing Night & Queen of Hearts Drawing. Chicken wings $0.50 ea. with assorted dips and other fried foods. Queen of Hearts Drawing at 6:30 p.m. . 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648 Rutland, 15 Wales St., Rutland, Denise@DeniseByers.com, 802-775-6892.

Trinity Rocks!. An amazing evening with great food and music. Dinner catered by Executive Chef Steve Sawyer of Table 24. Concert by Satin & Steel. Concert $30, Dinner & Concert: $60, 6-9 p.m. Trinity Episcopal Church, Rutland, office@trinitychurchrutland.org, 802-775-4368.

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.

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.

Going Up the Country. Join musicians Victoria Arthur, Paul Sgalia and Steve Spensley and film maker Jay Craven for an evening of music, discussion and film as part of an exhibit featuring the art, craft, film and music highlighted in Yvonne Daley's new newest book. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, VT, yvonnedaley@me.com, 802-775-5326.

Friday Night Open Gym. For athletes to have additional practice time or children who want to be more casual with their gymnastics. Warm-up and games will encourage a cardio workout, while obstacle courses, trampoline circuits and open events will allow children to fine tune their skills. $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.

Carpenters Tribute Concert. Direct from Las Vegas, "Carpenters Tribute Concert" stars Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and pianist Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter. . $12, 7:30-9 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, info@brandontownhall.org, 802-247-3971.

Shabbat Services. Services led by Rabbi Shemtov, followed by desserts.. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, rutlandjewishcenter@aol.com, 802-773-3455.

Joker. Director Todd Phillips' film centers around the iconic arch nemesis, indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. Rated R. $7-$9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green, Woodstock, info@pentanglearts.org, 802-457-3981.

Indecent. A Tony-award winning play about a group of actors who risked everything for theater.. 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, jjordan@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

Tinmouth Contra Dance. Dance to Cloud Ten with Luke Donforth calling. All dances are taught, no partner needed. Beginner's lesson at 8 p.m. $10-$12, 8-11 p.m. Tinmouth Community Center, 573 Route 140, Tinmouth, tinmouthdance@gmail.com, 802-881-6775.

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The Day the Lake Champlain Bridge Closed. In the morning at Chimney Point learn about the archaeological findings and talk with personages from the past. The afternoon at Crown Point includes a moderated panel discussion of stories and memories from the October 16, 2009, closing day. $25, includes lunch, 12 a.m. Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, elsa.gilbertson@vermont.gov, 802-759-2412.

Nonviolent Communication Workshop. Being the Change: Create More Harmony in Yourself, with Others, and in the World. Learn how to "be the change" in how you communicate and interact with others and yourself. 375, 12 a.m. Sparkle Barn, 1509 US-7, Wallingford, stacyaharshman@gmail.com, 802-446-2044.

Audubon West Rutland Marsh Bird Monitoring Walk. Kids, new birders and non-members always welcome. Grow your bird identification skills with our friendly bird experts. Meet at the boardwalk on Marble Street. . 8-11 a.m. , birding@rutlandcounttyaudubon.org.

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.

Horace Greeley Writers' Symposium. Local author Megan Price, author of the bestselling "Vermont Wild: Adventures of Fish & Game Wardens" series, is our keynote speaker. Also featuring Ann Rich Duncan and Burnham Holmes. 85.00, 9:30-4 a.m. United Baptist Church , On the Green, East Poultney, 802-287-2577.

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.

Let's Get Crafty. Featuring a hands-on craft experience. $10 preregistered; $15 drop-ins. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street, Rutland, info@chaffeeartcenter.org, 802-775-0356.

Gem Show. Find treasures for yourself or find the perfect gifts. Come check out an amazing assortment of rocks and crystals from around the world. 12-5 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, coughlinb@pyramidvt.com, 802-775-8080.

A Not So Scary Halloween. Tour the castle while trick or treating. then enjoy a afternoon of Halloween games, crafts and festivities. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced ticket purchase required. . $10, 12-4 p.m. Wilson Castle, W. Proctor Rd., Proctor, 802-773-3284.

Indecent. A Tony-award winning play about a group of actors who risked everything for theater.. 2 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, jjordan@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

Megan Price. Celebrate the release of the latest volume of "Vermont Wild!" with a meet and greet and book signing with the author of the popular series featuring tales from our state's fish and game wardens. 2:30-4 p.m. Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center St, Ste 1, Rutland, 802-855-8078.

Forestry Skill Share Programs. Pawlet forester Gabe Russo provides information on how to manage your woods, harvest trees and prepare or purchase firewood for your home. 3-4 p.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School Street, Pawlet, pawletpub@gmail.com, 802-325-3123.

Spaghetti Supper. To benefit Young at Heart Senior Center. Served buffet-style, brownie sundae for dessert. $8, $5 for children 12 and under, 4:30-7 p.m. Modern Woodmen of America (Main Hall), 10 Main Street, Wells, yahsc@comcast.net, 802-287-9200.

Annual Spaghetti Dinner. Dinner included spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drinks. Raffle and 50/50. adults $10 children $6 or a family $28, 6:15-8 p.m. Chirst the King, 60 South Main Street, Rutland, chier@cksrutland.org, 802-773-0500.

Haunted Hayride. Refreshments available. Benefits the Mount Holly Volunteer Fire Department. $5 children 12 years and under $10 for 13 years and up, 6:30 p.m. Mount Holly Volunteer Fire Department, 14 School Street, Mount Holly, 802-259-2060.

Second Annual Masquerade Ball. This fundraiser is co-sponsored by the Brandon Public Library and the Friends of the Brandon Town Hall. All proceeds go to these great organizations and will help support their ongoing projects. $12, 7-10 p.m. Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon, info@brandontownhall.org, 802-247-3971.

Casino Night & Silent Auction. Blackjack, Texas Hold-em, Roulette, and Craps tables. We'll also have the money wheel spinning and a 50/50 raffle. Benefits the Alix Brown Memorial Scholarship. $50 online, $60 door, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Elks Lodge #345, 44 Pleasant Street, Rutland , Jennifer.Jones@castleton.edu, 802-558-5907.

Tom Irish. Heavily influenced by the British invasion, in addition to covers by the likes of The Stones, Bowie and The Kinks, you can also expect some Neil Young, Steely Dan, and whatever comes to mind from an extensive repertoire.. 7-10 p.m. Union Jacks Pub, 52 Strongs Ave., Rutland.

Jeremy Mohney. Jeremy Mohney and his band capture the sounds of swing honoring the greats like Armstrong, Ellington and Waller. $20, 7:30-9:45 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, edna@brandon-music.net, 802-247-4295.

Joker. Director Todd Phillips' film centers around the iconic arch nemesis, indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. Rated R. $7-$9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green, Woodstock, info@pentanglearts.org, 802-457-3981.

Indecent. A Tony-award winning play about a group of actors who risked everything for theater.. 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, jjordan@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

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.

Classes Workshops Continuing Education

Learn Japanese Class. Beginners welcome. First and third Saturdays of the month. 2 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 2nd floor, 10 Court Street, Rutland, 802-773-9594/802-483-2628.

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Nonviolent Communication Workshop. Being the Change: Create More Harmony in Yourself, with Others, and in the World. Learn how to "be the change" in how you communicate and interact with others and yourself. 375, 12 a.m. Sparkle Barn, 1509 US-7, Wallingford, stacyaharshman@gmail.com, 802-446-2044.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The American Cancer Society noncompetitive 3 mile walk brings people together to make a difference, and raises money to fund innovative research, provides free information and support. . 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, madison.wood@cancer.org, 802-872-6305.

Gem Show. Find treasures for yourself or find the perfect gifts. Come check out an amazing assortment of rocks and crystals from around the world. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, coughlinb@pyramidvt.com, 802-775-8080.

Champlain Valley Fiddlers. All fiddlers welcome. Beginning with a jam session from 11 a.m. - noon. Music and dancing until 4:30 p.m. Refreshments available.. $3 donation, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Brandon American Legion, Route 7, Brandon.

Killington Bridal Show. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., prize drawings begin at 1 p.m., with Grand Prize drawings at 2 p.m. With four paid tickets, bride's ticket is free. $6 in advance; $7 at door, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Killington Grand Resort, 228 East Mountain Road , Killington, judy@vermontweddingassociation.com, 802-459-2897.

Pet Grief Support Group. . 12-1 p.m. Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, 120 Merchants Row, Rutland, coughlinb@pyramidvt.com, 802-775-8080.

Indecent. A Tony-award winning play about a group of actors who risked everything for theater.. 3 p.m. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company at Walker Farm, 705 Main Street, Weston, jjordan@westonplayhouse.org, 802-824-5288.

Champlain Philharmonic. The Fall Concert Series will include some of the best loved works written by American composers. Rhapsody in Blue will feature young Vermont artist and Middlebury Union High School student, Nico Brayton, on piano. $15 general/$10 seniors/$5 students, 4-5:30 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court Street, Rutland, roxramah@gmail.com, 802-492-3675.

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.

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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.

Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah. 5:15 p.m.: Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah; 6 p.m.: Yizkor; 6:30 p.m.: Service.. 5:15-7:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street, Rutland, rutlandjewishcenter@aol.com, 802-773-3455.

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.

Barstow Unified Union. Regular meeting.. 6 p.m. Barstow School, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, mpiper@rnesu.org, 802-247-5757.

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.

Learn to Waltz. Learn to dance in a joyful, social atmosphere, taught by Patti Panebianco. Mondays, Oct. 21 - Nov. 25. Free on Oct.21!. $16 community, SVA members $14 drop in or $70/$60 full session, 6-7 p.m. Stone Valley Arts Center at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main Street, Poultney, stonevalleyartscenter@gmail.com, 802-325-2603.

Joker. Director Todd Phillips' film centers around the iconic arch nemesis, indelibly portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. Rated R. $7-$9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green, Woodstock, info@pentanglearts.org, 802-457-3981.

Tuesday

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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.

Yomassage. A deeply relaxing fusion of receiving massage while supported in restorative yoga postures. . 12-1:15 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.

Game on!. This month we'll take a look at the board game Concept. The love child of charades and Pictionary, the goal is to guess people, places or things using only simple icons. Grades 7 - 12, no preregistration. 5-6:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, jessica@rutlandfree.org, 802-773-1860.

Gentle Yoga for Adults. Taught by Cristy Murphy. $10 per class with a percentage to benefit the library.. 5:45-6:45 p.m. Chittenden Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, chittendenpl@gmail.com, 802-773-3531.

Rutland City Board of School Commissioners. Regular Meeting.. 6:30 p.m. Longfellow Administration Building, 6 Church Street, Rutland, bkapitan@rcpsvt.org, 802-786-1996.

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.

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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.

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RSVP Veterans Connections Program. RSVP presentation on veterans benefits by Veterans Service representative, Scott Tracy. . 10:30-11:30 a.m. Calvary Bible Church, 2 Meadow Lane, Rutland, maryesarsvp@gmail.com, 802-775-8220.

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.

Advance Care Planning workshop for Veterans. We will discuss how to think about, talk about, and then document your preferences for future medical care and medical decision-making. Advance directive forms will be available. You do not need to pre-register. 2-3 p.m. Va Rutland Cboc, 232 West St, Rutland, james.galipeault@va.gov, 802-772-2314.

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.

Vermont Arts Awards 2019. The honorees are François Clemmons, Castle Freeman, Joan Robinson, James Lockridge, and Douglas Anderson. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby. The ceremony follows at 7 p.m. Please RSVP. 5:30-9 p.m. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Robison Hall, Middlebury, info@vermontartscouncil.org, 802-828-3291.

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.

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.

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. A step-by-step group instruction format (discussion, video and workbook) on how to create a budget, pay off debt, spend wisely, give generously and save for the future. Cost includes a 1-year FPU membership with access to online tools and forms.. $109, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Life Center at Calvary Bible Church, 190 Grove Street, Rutland,, cbcoffice@cbcvt.org, 802-775-0358.

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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.

Yoga for lunch. Take a break from your busy day. Gentle to moderate Kripalu yoga classes. Classes are seasonally inspired and students are encouraged to modify the practice to meet their needs.. $10/$8, 12:05-12:55 p.m. Cobra Gymnastics, 56 Howe Street, Rutland, Pali36@aol.com, 802-772-7011.

Fair Haven Farmers Market. Every Thursday through October 24.. 3-6 p.m. Fair Haven Park, Main Street, Fair Haven, osandy@live.com, 802-948-2211.

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.

Color From Your Kitchen. Natalie Gilliard will teach participants how to create beautiful color using food scraps and common kitchen items, and how to apply those dyes to any yarn or fabric made from natural fibers. 6-7 p.m. Chittenden Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden, chittendenpl@gmail.com, 802-773-3531.

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.

Halloween Tales & Ghost Stories with Joseph Citro. The Vermont author and folklorist called the "Bard of the Bizarre" and "the Ghost-Master General," for insight into the folklore, hauntings, ghost stories, paranormal activity and occult happenings of New England. 6:30-8 p.m. Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center St, Ste 1, Rutland, 802-855-8078.

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.

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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