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Rutland Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm inside at 251 West Street.
1 - Rutland, GMP College Connections Lecture - Dr. Livia Vastag of Castleton State College will discuss "Cellular Metabolism and the Future of our Renewable Energy Sources" at GMP Energy Innovation Center, 68-70 Merchant's Row, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., free, all ages, 802-324-7318.
1 - Castleton, Los Ciegos del Barrios performs concert, Los Ciegos Del Barrio is a New York based Latin music band, whose members were born blind. Their show encompasses all the major types of Latin music: salsa, merengue, bachata and tango, as well as original compositions, Castleton State College, Casella Theater, 7 pm, for tickets and more information please call 802-468-1119.
2 - Cancelled - Rutland, Finding Truth in a War Zone, Bosnian-American journalist and founder of the Media in Democracy Institute Kemal Kurspahic considers the media and freedom of the press during wartime, Rutland Free Library, Fox Room, 10 Court St., 7 – 8:30 pm, 773-1860.
3 - Rutland, The Evening of Excellence is an adult night out with entertainment by Vermont Comedy Divas. This evening will also recognize Children's Heroes of the Year who have made a difference in the lives of Rutland County youth, proceeds benefit Eckerd, a non-profit organization that focuses on local child abuse prevention, family strengthening and youth development programming, Paramount Theater, 30 Center St., 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., $28, 802-775-0903.
10, 17, 24 - Rutland, Figure Drawing Session Chaffee Downtown hosts weekly figure drawing sessions every Thursday, New models each week, bring your own drawing materials & paper pad. Boards & benches provided. 6-8pm. 75 Merchants Row, RSVP required, one day in advance to 775-0062. Chaffee Members $10; Non-members $15; $25 for two sessions. Instruction is not provided; this is a fantastic opportunity to hone the skills of the observational eye!
3 - Brandon, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Brandon American Legion, 55 Franklin St.,12noon – 5:30 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
4 - Rutland, Osher Event. April 4, 1:30pm. Jane Williamson, Director of the Rokeby Museum, will tell about the four generations who lived in Rokeby from the 1790's to 1961, each making its mark on the site and the state at the Godnick Center, Deer Street, $5 or Osher membership.
4 - Rutland, Prolific Country singer-songwriter Clint Black performs at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 8 p.m., tickets $39.75/49.75/54.75, 775-0903.
4-6 - Danby, Chaos in the Valley Board Game Weekend April 4-6, 2014 Silas Griffith Inn 178 South Main Street Danby, VT, 05739 Call 1-802-293-5567 or 1-888-569-4660 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register Gaming starts 2 PM Friday April 4, 2014 and goes until 2 PM Sunday, April 6, 2014 Memberships Full weekend passes - $35 per person – includes gaming, anime/movie room, Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and the Snack Pass, which includes coffee, tea, soda, chips, cookies and veggies all weekend. Day Passes – $20 per day per person.
5 - Rutland, Middlebury College Community Chorus perform at Grace Congregational Church, the 75-voice chorus and 40-piece orchestra of community musicians join together for a special concert celebrating poetry and song, 8 Court Street, 7:30 p.m., Tickets at the door: $15 general admission; $10 seniors; $5 students, 802-443-3168.
5 - Rutland, Basket Raffle for the benefit of Rutland Relay for Life, sponsored by the Foley Family Companies Team, held at the Elks Club, 4446 Pleasant St., door opens at 11 a.m., drawing begins at 1 p.m., $5 fee at the door includes 1 sheet of tickets, $2 a sheet for additional sheets, 50/50 raffle, for more information call Amy 558-5006 or Tammy 773-3367.
5, 6, 7 - West Rutland, The Marble Valley Players presents BELLES... a poignant, powerful comedy told in "two acts and forty-five phone calls". This ensemble piece is about six southern sisters, who, over the course of a weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via the telephone. In the process, they try to come to terms with their dysfunctional family history, at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater, Fri/Sat 4/5-6 @ 7:30pm, Sun 4/7 @ 2pm, TICKETS: $15, 775-0903.
5, 6 - Castleton, Maple Leaf Quilters 27th Festival of Quilts will be held at Castleton State College Glenbrook Gymnasium, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Sunday 10 am to 4 pm, Spectacular quilts ~ Guild Challenge ~ Exhibit of antique quilts, Demonstrations ~ Vendors ~ Basket Auction ~ Consignment Boutique, Invitational Quilter Joanne Shapp ~ Featured Quilter Sidnie Audet, one day admission $6.00, two days for $10, for more information visit ww.mapleleafquiltersguils.org
5 - Tinmouth, Cosy Sheridan performs acoustic, blues, gospel music at Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concert Series, 7 Bliss Road, 7:30 p.m., 802-446-3457.
6 - Belmont, Vermont Folk Art - A Vermont Humanities Council event., Lecture and slideshow presented by Jane Beck, founder of The Vermont Folklife Center, 4 – 5:30 p.m., Mount Holly Community Center, 26 Maple Hill Road, free to the public, 802-259-2318.
7 - Rutland, The Chamber/REDC Legislative Breakfast sponsored by TD Bank will be held at Franklin Conference Center featuring Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce speaking on hot legislative issues important to the business community. 7:30 a.m. The cost is $10 per person and includes a breakfast buffet. For more information call the Chamber at 773-2747.
7 - Benson, The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Fiddlesticks!” String Trio will present a performance at Benson Village School, 9 am, their dynamic performances are designed to introduce children to the most important members of the symphony orchestra and to make some of the key concepts in classical music-making come alive, for more information on “Fiddlesticks!” or the VSO's SymphonyKids programs in general call (800) 876-9293 ext. 14.
8 - Rutland, RRCC holds their April mixer at Berkshire Bank , West Street, 5-7 p.m., door prizes, hors’doeuvres, 50/50 raffle and more, for more information call 773-2747.
8 - West Rutland, “West Rutland's Long Lost Civil War Soldier: A Study in Genealogical Research” presented by Author Bill Powers at the meeting of the West Rutland Historical Society. Tuesday, April 8, at 7pm at the West Rutland Town Hall Community Room, 35 Marble Street. Free and open to the public and all ages. ADA accessible. Info: Peter Kulig 438-2255 or Town Offices 438-2204.
8 - Fair Haven, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Fair Haven H.S., 33 Mechanic St Ext., 8 am – 1 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
9 - Rutland, The public is invited to attend the new AARP Smart Driver Program. The classroom refresher course teaches strategies to stay safe behind the wheel including how to adjust your driving to age related changes in your body. There are no tests. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Held at Godnick Center, 1 Deer St. You must pre-register for the course by calling instructor Sharen Underwood at (802) 235-2132.
9 - Rutland, Click Clack Moo, Part of the Daytime Enrichment Series... 'Education is Paramount', when his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets. So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs, Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 10 a.m., tickets $6.50, 775-0570 ext. 202.
10 - Rutland, Brian Regan, one of the premier comedians in the country, performs at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 8 p.m., tickets $45.75, 775-0903.
11 - Rutland, The 20th Century's Great Humanitarian Movement: The Civilian Conservation Corps- Judith Edwards will talk on the beneficial role played by the CCC in Vermont during the Depression, the Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., 1:30 – 3 p.m., $5 or Osher membership, 492-2300.
11 - Brandon, Fabri-cations: Fabric & Fiber Exhibit Opening Reception, exhibit which shows several varying techniques and styles, from traditional to contemporary quilts, to the art of fashion, home décor, one-of-a-kind accessories, and sculpted companions, Compass Music and Arts Center, 333 Jones Drive (in Park Village), 5-7 pm, 802-247-4295.
12 - Rutland, Right to Wellness Center, a collection of mind/body practitioners Open House - Right to Wellness Center, located at 19 West Street in downtown Rutland, Vermont, is a collective of mind/body practitioners offering bioenergetic massage & shen touch, reiki, nutrition counseling, swedish massage, guided imagery & hypnosis, stress management classes and more, 1 - 4 pm, door prizes, wellness basket raffles, for more information visit www.righttowellness.com
12 - Rutland, Community Gardens Build Day - Launching the “Good Things Are Growing in My Neighborhood” campaign, guest speaker: Jason Price will speak on the importance of seed saving, ten raised beds will be erected and filled with five dump trucks of healthy soil amended with organic compost creating gardens with hoop house coverings to serve as a demonstration garden and a community resource for learning sustainable growing practices, where our food comes from, how it grows, healthy eating, new tastes and bright futures. Produce will address education and local hunger programs. Come to work or come to cheer us on. Bring the kids to watch and learn and enjoy the day, held at Vermont Farmers Food Center, Home of Rutland’s indoor winter farmers market, 251 West St., Saturday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m., after the market.
12 - Rutland, Women Speak Out Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: A Symposium - The Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter and the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization, Inc. host a symposium to address issues of domestic violence and sexual assault featuring guest speakers Jeanelle Achee, Miss Vermont 2013, and Carmen Tarleton, author of “Overcome: Burned, Blinded and Blessed”, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., The Franklin Conference Center at the Howe Ctr., $35 per person/ $20 with student ID, Tickets for the event, which will include a luncheon, are available for purchase online or in person at Fruition at 56 Merchants Row in Rutland. 802-775-6788. To view poster click here
12 - Rutland, Improv for Autism performed by "Autoschediasm"- A night of comedy improv performed by five veteran performers. Enjoy no-cost, family friendly, controversy-free comedy entertainment. Gracious donation proceeds benefit the Autism Ed. Program @ VAC's Sheldon Academy, Vermont Achievement Center Gymnasium, 88 Park Street, 7 – 9:30 p.m., Free of Charge/Donations Appreciated, 802-775-2395 x103.
12 - Rutland, An Evening With Chick Corea – An NEA Jazz Master, 20 time Grammy winner, prolific composer and undisputed keyboard virtuoso, performs at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 8 p.m., tickets $39.75/44.75/49.75, 775-0903.
12 - Fair Haven, Fair Haven Concerned and Belle Dolci will be hosting their 1st annual Easter Egg Hunt April 12, 2014, from noon to 2PM at the Fair Haven Town Park, festival features a day of free, fun-filled activities and multiple age-appropriate Easter egg hunts for kids, 50/50 raffle, all welcome. To donate your time or other items to this event, please contact Ashley at 802-265-3666 or Melissa at 518-269-0707.
12 - Poultney, Spotlight on Business: Alive and Strong! Exciting Annual Showcase of businesses from the Poultney Area Chamber and beyond! Free admission and free ‘tastings’ of food from Poultney restaurants, demonstrations by local artists and craftsmen, large equipment outside, held at Poultney High School,154 East Main, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, lunch available from the Poultney High School Class of 2015, door prizes drawn every 20 minutes, raffles and overall Grand Prize drawn at the end of the show.
12 - Wallingford, Pulled pork dinner with all the fixings, homemade pies. Proceeds benefit Rotary charities, Rotary Building, 96 North Main St., 5 – 6:30 p.m., Adults $10. - Children $5, (802) 492-3573.
12 - Plymouth, April Family Day, noon- 4 pm, President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center presents program “Hats”, President Lincoln was known for his stovepipe hat. President Coolidge was a man of many hats from his straw hat for farming to top hats and even an oversized cowboy hat. (“It is good for people to laugh.”) Did you know he bought his vivacious wife’s fashionable hats? We’ll hear from a few hat “experts”, and see some hats from the collection. Visitors are welcome to wear their favorite historical hats and join in the conversation, 2 pm, 802-672-3389, www.calvin-coolidge.org
13 - Rutland, Pedal for Paws, a 6 hour Spinathon at The Gymnasium from 9am-3pm. A $50 donation for one hour of spinning, 6 hours for $300 or create a team, donations also accepted, all proceeds to benefit the Rutland County Humane Society or Save a Lab, 11 Cottage St., for more information, or to reserve a time, call 773-5333 or 802-345-9644, event sponsored by The Gymnasium and Body Essentials.
13 - Brandon, Poetry Unplugged- In celebration of National Poetry Month, Poetry Unplugged is an open invitation to practice and appreciate poetry by reading your favorite poem or simply sitting back and listening, Compass Music and Arts Center, located in Park Village (the former Brandon Training School) 1.5 miles north of downtown Brandon, off of Arnold District Rd., 2:30 p.m., 802-247-4295.
15 - Rutland, Special Needs Planning Workshop, Potluck Gatherings are for parents* and adults who access any human-service services for their children or loved ones or who would like to know how to get connected and want to create relationships with others. Third Tuesday of every Month at 6-8 PM, At the Education & Wellness Center at Rutland Mental Health Services, Bring your something to share & join in the Chatting,
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15 - Rutland, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Rd., 12noon – 6 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
15 - Castleton, Christopher O'Riley performs piano concert, one of the leading American pianists of his generation, touring extensively as a recitalist and chamber musician and appearing with every major orchestra, Castleton State College, Casella Theater, 12:30 & 7 pm, for tickets and more information please call 802-468-1119.
15 - Pittsford, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Lothrop Elementary School Joseph, Route 7, 11:30 - 5 pm., 1-800-733-2767.
16 - Rutland, Coffee Painting Class - Watercolorist, Lynn D. Pratt will instruct participants in watercolor techniques, held at Chaffee Downtown, 75 Merchants Row, from 6:30-9pm and include instruction and materials—canvas, paint, brushes, smocks & more, no experience required. Private parties welcome. RSVP required, one day in advance to 775-0062. $30 non-members, $25 members. (802) 775-0062 or (802)775-0356.
16 - Rutland, April Book Sale at Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., 4 – 8 p.m., 802-773-1860.
16 - Rutland, The Opiate Effect Film, Wednesday April 16, 7pm, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland. The story of Will Gates, a former UVM student, who died from a heroin overdose in 2009. His father, Skip, began a journey to try to educate as many people as possible of the harm not only from the drug itself, but how as communities we are dealing with the problem. 30 minute panel discussion to follow with Jim Baker, Chief Rutland Police dept.; Jessi Farnsworth, Program Director of West Ridge Center for Addiction Recovery; Joe Kraus, Project Vision, Scott Tucker, Captain Rutland Police Dept. 10 Court St. 773-1860
16 - Rutland, Head Over Heels hosts a fund raising event for the Child First Advocacy Group. This month is child abuse awareness month and we would like people to come see what this wonderful group has to offer. Along with lots of information we will also be offering games, snacks, crafts, music, gymnastics, and door prizes, 152 North Main St., 802-773-1404, email@example.com.
16 - Poultney, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Green Mountain College, 1 College Circle, 12noon – 5 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
17 - Rutland, Spring time concert by the Swing Peepers. Visit the informational table on summer reading club and the ice cream sundae bar (scoop in a dish with choice of toppings). All ages. Free. Rutland Free Library. 10 Court St. Concert begins at 3 pm in the Fox Room, 773-1860.
17 - Castleton, Cultivating a College Community: New Interdisciplinary Discipline Through Film Music, Paul Kafer, Music Department, introduces the community to a new field of study which is a critically probing, artistically diverse, and socially meaningful compliment to other music classroom offerings like music theory, composition, history, and ensemble performance, as well as, interdisciplinary offerings like sound engineering, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, film, media, and humanities courses, Castleton College, Jeffords Auditorium, 6 p.m., free, 802-468-1119.
19 - Rutland, Rutland Unit #31 American Legion Auxiliary craft fair/flea market, April 19, 10am-3pm at the American Legion Post #31, 33 Washington Street, Rutland, Vermont. Any vendors interested in the upcoming craft fair/flea market please contact Sharon Corey at 802-325-3234 for more information. Table rental is $15.00 per table.
19 - Rutland, College of St. Joseph Community Easter egg hunt from 11am to 1pm Saturday, April 19. Children of all ages (with adult supervision) are welcome to come and enjoy the hunt. 2,000 candy filled eggs hidden in the campus athletic center. Parking is available in any of the campus parking lots. Free and open to the public. Info: 802-776-5290.
19 - West Pawlet, Spring Flea Market and Easter Food Sale sponsored by West Pawlet Vol. Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, Saturday, April 19, 9am to 3pm at the fire station on VT Route 153 (Main Street). Offering baked goods, baked beans, Polish nut rolls, and lots more! Family fun day for the children, face painting all day. Lunch available. Raffles. Info: Edna Winot (802)-645-0174.
19 - Fair Haven, Community BreakFast, Saturday, April 19, 8 – 10am at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Corner of North Main & Allen Streets, Fair Haven. Enjoy farm-fresh scrambled eggs, sausage, homemade biscuits and preserves, juice, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in a friendly, family-style atmosphere. Only $1 per person -- kids 14 and under free! Handicapped-accessible dining available on the main floor.
19 - Wallingford, Pork Dinner at Wallingford Rotary Building, Main Street, 5 – 7 p.m., Pork Dinner Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Pie, Coffee, $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children, 802-342-0019.
19 - Killington, Pond Skimming - A wacky rite of spring, skim the pond or watch while others try, Registration for Pond Skimming will open at 9:00 a.m. at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars, entry fee is $10. There will be no pre-registration for this event. This event is open to both skiers and riders and is limited to the first 100 registrants. For details click here.
19 - Castleton, Basket raffle and luncheon to benefit the United Baptist Church of Poultney Building Maintenance Fund. $5.00 includes lunch and one sheet of tickets. Additional tickets $2.00 per sheet, Bomoseen Grange Hall, Rte. 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 802-342-7313.
20 - Poultney, Gigantic Easter Egg Hunt at Poultney Elementary School-Field, 4 p.m., all ages, free, hosted by the Foundation Church of East Poultney.
21 - Rutland, Gardening Talk - Rose Paul, from the Nature Conservancy will speak about landscaping with native plants, Sponsored by Master Gardeners, Godnick Center, Deer Street off Rte. 4, 7 – 8 p.m., free, all ages, 259-2443.
22 - Rutland, SamSun Choice, Solar-Produced Goods celebrates Earth Day, 4-7 pm, art competition for children grades K-8, theme: Renewable Energy, artwork must be brought to Sam Sun Choice by April 18, activities for all children in the Rutland Area, Green Mountain Power holds tours every 30 mins., 53 Merchants Row, 802-855-8664.
22 - Poultney, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Castleton State College, 62 Alumni Dr., 10:30 am – 4 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
23 - Rutland, The Rutland Region Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC #2) will hold a seminar on the LEPC #2 Regional Response Plan. Each LEPC in the state is required to have a regional response plan, developed with emergency responders and other organizations from throughout the region. Join us to discuss the most recent draft of the LEPC #2 Plan, and how the next plan update can be most useful to your organization. Light dinner will be served, held at CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center (Conference Room C), 160 Allen Street, 6 – 8 p.m., RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 11th.
23 - Rutland, Remember Mom or surprise a special friend with a dozen roses! Thank you to UPS - Rutland for organizing this sale to benefit United Way of Rutland County. Roses are $18 per dozen, and will be available for pick up at the United Way of Rutland County office on Friday, 5/9/14. For more information, or to place your order call 802-773-7477 or email email@example.com The deadline to order is Wednesday, April 23. Pick-up is Friday, May 9. To order: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-773-7477. click here for poster
23 - Rutland Young Professionals Mixer, Heritage Family Credit Union, 50 West St., 6 - 8 pm, guest speaker Carrie Allen, SVP Business Development at HFCUVT, food donated by HFCU, cash bar.
24 - Rutland, Rutland Department of Labor Spring Career Fair, 1 – 4 pm, Army Reserve Center, 2143 Post Rd, to participate as an employer contact or need additional information, call 802-786-8849 or 802-786-5839.
24, 25, 26 - Rutland, Vermont Actors’ Rep presents Bleacher Bums, a comedy in 9 innings, written collaboratively by members of Chicago's Organic Theatre Company, from an idea by actor Joe Mantegna.The characters are a bunch of die hard Chicago Cubs fans, watching a game in progress on a summer afternoon. In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, they root for their team, Paramount Theatre, The Brick Box, 30 Center St., 4/24-26 & 5/1-3 @ 7:30pm, 4/27 @ 2pm, TICKETS: $15, 775-0903.
24 - Castleton, American Place Theater presents: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien - This masterwork of contemporary literature, performed by a professional actor, is a collection of short pieces about the character, Tim O'Brien, and his experiences surrounding the Vietnam War. He presents a blurred line between truth and reality, fact and fiction, that makes his journey unforgettable, Castleton State College, Casella Theater, 12:30 & 7 pm, for ages 14 and up, for tickets and more information please call 802-468-1119.
24 - Poultney, 7th Annual Poultney Earth Fair, everything at the Fair is free…our fresh organic pizzas and other locally produced food, live music, and variety of educational activities presented by Poultney Schools, Green Mountain College, and organizations from the local region. Our scavenger hunt with its local prizes will also be bigger and better this year, free and open to the public, held at Poultney High School, 154 East Main, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
25 - Rutland, Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie, Part One, Part One explores the roots from which the future state of Vermont grew. Samuel de Champlain steps into a canoe, paving the way for Yankee immersion into native culture, the Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., 1:30 – 3 p.m., free, 492-2300.
25 - Rutland, Arbonne International holds Pure Transformation Seminar, held at Denny's Restaurant, Route 7, 2 – 4 p.m., Feel good, look good, do good. Would you like more energy, less wrinkles and more money in your wallet? Seminar on transforming your potential with Arbonne International. RSVP 377-7707 or email@example.com
25 - Rutland, Osher Event. Vt. The Movie, Part One: A Very New Idea, explores the roots from which the future state of Vermont grew at the Godnick Center on April 25 at 1:30. Free.
25 - Chittenden, Rutland Health Foundation's Annual Grand Parada: Super Heroes Ball to benefit the Palliative Care Program at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Hosted at Mountain Top Inn. For more information contact Bernadette at 802 747-3634 or firstname.lastname@example.org
25 - Proctor, Basket Bingo at Proctor Elementary School, doors open at 6 pm, first call at 6:30 pm, all welcome, to view poster click here
26 - Rutland, The Rutland Boys & Girls Club will host the Fifth Annual Clam Bake Fundraiser April 26 at the Rutland Country Club. The event will start at 6 p.m. with a “meet and greet” by the children, followed by dinner, drinks, raffle prizes and an auction. Tickets are $85 and all proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Rutland. Call 747-4944 by April 25 to reserve a spot.
26 – Rutland, Pasta Dinner/Dance to benefit Rutland Eagles Special Olympics, Saturday April 26. Doors open 4:30, auction 4:30, dinner 6pm, music and dancing 6:30 – 9:30pm at Elks Club, 44-46 Pleasant St., Rutland. $10/person, $5/under 12, $30/family. Info: Mary Mitchell 802 948-2877. Alcohol free event.
26 - Rutland, Rutland Tech Club: Learn Scratch Visual Programming, Bring your laptop. We will start to learn Scratch visual programming tool from MIT Media Lab. Scratch enables you to program your own interactive stories, games, sounds and animations. Share your creations with the Scratch online community. According to MIT website, "Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. "Scratch uses a "Lego-block" approach, similar to Code.org "Hour of Code", and has many more features and code blocks. Rutland Free Library, Fox Room,10 Court Street, 1 – 3 p.m., all ages, 802-775-8861.
26 - Rutland, Rutland County Sheriff's office in cooperation with the DEA and the Rutland County Solid Waste District will be collected Unused or Unwanted Medications from 10 - 2 p.m. at the Diamond Run Mall in front of J.C. Penny's. For more info. call 775-8002 or the RCSWD at 775.7209.
26 - Rutland, Laughter Yoga Specialist Debbie Boyce will offer continuous 30 minute sessions to help you learn about laughter yoga an laughter clubs, Book King, 11 Center St., 12noon - 3 pm, 802-
26 - Rutland, Pasta Dinner/Dance to benefit Rutland Eagles Special Olympics, Saturday April 26. Doors open 4:30, auction 4:30, dinner 6pm, music and dancing 6:30 – 9:30pm at Elks Club, 44-46 Pleasant St., Rutland. $10/person, $5/under 12, $30/family. Info: Mary Mitchell 802 948-2877. Alcohol free event.
26 - Rutland, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place, 11am - 4 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
26 - Rutland, 3rd ANNUAL Central Vermont 50+ EXPO is a day of fun and learning designed for Vermonters age 50 and older, though all ages are welcome to attend. This free event includes more than 40 exhibitors offering useful information and giveaways, as well as workshops on topics including health and wellness, finance and insurance and a special travel workshop with historian and lecturer Howard Coffin, Elvis Tribute Concert featuring professional Elvis impersonator Dana Z at 2 p.m., Holiday Inn Conference Center, 476 Holiday Drive, free parking. Click here for more information.
26 - Rutland, 17th Annual Home & Recreation Show on Saturday, April 26th, at Spartan Arena (behind the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland, VT) from 9:00am until 3:00pm. Admission is free.
Door prizes will be given away throughout the day. Exhibitor space for the show is still available. For more information about the Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Southern Vermont, call or fax (802)773-0672, send an email to email@example.com, or check them out on the web at www.cvthomebuilders.com.
26 - Shrewsbury, 2nd Annual Musical Instrument Rummage Sale, Seller Registration 9-11am @$10 table, Sale from 11 am-3pm., Shrewsbury Town Hall & Meetinghouse, free to attend.
26 - Belmont, All you can eat Roast Pork Supper to Benefit MT Holly Vol. Fire Dept. Auxiliary at the Odd Fellows Hall in Belmont, Adults $10.00 Kids under 12 $5.00, 5 p.m., 802-259-3445.
26 - Fair Haven, Roast Pork Dinner, April 26, 5-7pm, Fair Haven Methodist Church. Adults $10, children $4, under age 6 free. Take out available.
27 - Tinmouth, The CCC - Roosevelt's Forest Army (A program of the Tinmouth Historical Society) - After the Stock Market crashed in 1929, businesses closed down and millions of employees lost their jobs. Presidential candidate Franklin Roosevelt, swore he would do something for the unemployed. As president he launched “Roosevelt’s Forest Army”, The Civilian Conservation Corps, held at Tinmouth Old Firehouse, 7 Mountain View Road, 2 p.m., free, 802-446-3157.
27 - West Pawlet, Pancake Breakfast, Pancakes of many varieties, waffles, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk and orange juice, West Pawlet (Vt) Volunteer Fire Department's firehouse, Vermont Route 153 (Main Street), 7:30 – 11 a.m., $7.00 12 yrs and up, (802)345-4312.
27 - Castleton, Castleton Collegiate Chorale and Chamber Singers presents Spring Serenades concert, Castleton Collegiate Chorale at Castleton State College, Casella Theater, 3 pm, for tickets and more information please call 802-468-1119.
27- Tinmouth, The Tinmouth Historical Society hosts Judith Edwards presentation "The CCC - Roosevelt's Forest Army". After the Stock Market crashed in 1929, businesses closed down and millions of employees lost their jobs. Presidential candidate Franklin Roosevelt, swore he would do something for the unemployed. As president he launched “Roosevelt’s Forest Army”, The Civilian Conservation Corps. Come and hear how all of this was accomplished, particularly in Vermont, Judith has researched the CCC in Vermont, Tinmouth Old Firehouse, 7 Mountain View Road, 2 p.m., free.
28 - Rutland, Area school students K through 12 have created a show of magnificent art through various mediums for the community to enjoy. Join us at the Chaffee Art Center Mansion at 16 South Main Street in Rutland, to celebrate these young artists at the opening reception on March 28th from 5-7pm. The show will remain at the Mansion until May 2nd for everyone to enjoy. Please call (802) 775-0356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the show.
28 - Castleton, Castleton's jazz combos perform jazz standards old and new, features works by Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Pat Metheny and Charles Mingus, among others, joined by the Power of 10, the jazz-rock ensemble of Vermont's own 40th Army Band, 7 p.m., 802-468-1266.
29 - Rutland, Business Basics - Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is a viable business in your good idea - Identify your target customers and explore how to conduct market research - Learn how to register your company, apply for tax numbers and protect your brand - Prepare to write an effective business plan - Find out about financing options and learn what a credible loan package looks like - Understand your "Next Steps" By the end of this workshop you will be well-informed about the resources available to you and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Space is limited so sign up early.
Speaker: Brian DeClue, noon – 4 pm, 89 Merchant's Row, Fee: $ 99.00, Payments can be mailed to: VtSBDC, PO Box 188, Randolph Center, 05061 or you can call the main office at: (802) 728-9101 with a credit card number. Register and pay for this event online
29 - Castleton, The Castleton College Wind Ensemble, directed by Paul Kafer, embarks on an English-themed concert featuring works of Gustav Holst, Edward Elgar, Philip Sparke, English-inspired Australian composer Percy Grainger and American composer Alfred Reed, in which they showcase his symphonic portrait of Shakespeare's play Othello. Casella Theater, 7 p.m., $5 for Adults, $3 for Children/Seniors, 802-468-1119.
29 - Proctor, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Proctor High School, 4 Park St, 12noon - 5 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
30 - Rutland, Leddy Group holds webinar Uncovering the Truth - How to Prepare for and Have This Difficult Conservation, 9 - 10 am, for more information and to register click here
30 - Rutland - Learn how cleaner, more affordable natural gas can benefit Rutland and Addison Counties. There are three upcoming informational Open Houses scheduled including April 30th, 5-8pm at Rutland High School; May 8th, 5-8pm at Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon; May 15th, 5-8pm at West Rutland Town Hall in West Rutland. This is your opportunity to get all the information you need on the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project. For more information on the project Click Here.
30 - Rutland, Peter Pan - Part of the Daytime Enrichment Series... 'Education is Paramount', Peter Pan is an adapted version of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale created by John Caird and Trevor Nunn. This touring production explores the journey of a group of children in turn-of-the-century London who use their imaginations to reenact the story of Peter Pan, Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 10 a.m., tickets $6.50, 775-0570 ext. 202.
30 - Rutland, Watercolor Painting Class - Watercolorist, Lynn D. Pratt will instruct participants in watercolor techniques, held at Chaffee Downtown, 75 Merchants Row, from 6:30-9pm and include instruction and materials—canvas, paint, brushes, smocks & more, no experience required. Private parties welcome. RSVP required, one day in advance to 775-0062. $30 non-members, $25 members. (802) 775-0062 or (802)775-0356.
30 - Pittsford, Screening: I am Sam, A humorous and heart-warming film about a mentally challenged father who enlists the aid of a high-powered attorney to help him regain custody of his daughter, Maclure Library, 840 Arch Street, 7 – 8 p.m., free, 483-2972.
Rutland Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10 am-2 pm inside at 251 West Street.
Saturday, May 10 - Opening Day of the Outdoor Rutland Farmers Market in Depot Park, 9 am - 2 pm
1 - Rutland, National Broadway Tour of Hair – Exuberant Musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War Era, Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 7:30 p.m., tickets $44.50/49.50, 775-0903.
1 - Rutland, Learn about the United States Postal Service’s Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) product. See how the USPS product can help grow your business. This seminar will take place on Thursday, May 1st at 1pm in the Conference Room at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, located at 50 Merchants Row in Downtown Rutland. Come and learn and easy and inexpensive way to promote your business. To RSVP or for more information call USPS Rutland OIC Shawn Blaine by phone 802-773-0301 or e-mail: email@example.com.
1 - Rutland, Small Dog Electronics and Green Mountain Power are teaming up to co-host a VBSR Networking Get-Together, join them as they network with forward-thinking business professionals working to advance a triple-bottom line approach to business. Help Small Dog celebrate the one-year anniversary of their store, and take a look at (or a tour of!) GMP's new Energy Innovation Center. begins at GMP’s Energy Innovation Center with networking, light refreshments and a chance to learn more about the new Energy Innovation Center. After attendees will move next door to Small Dog’s retail location at 114-116 West St.to toast the store’s one-year anniversary, enjoy heavier hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, and learn what SR practices are being carried out by the company. 5:30 - 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking at Green Mountain Powers Energy Innovation Center, 6:00 - 6:30 PM: Program featuring SR practices of our hosts; 6:30 - 7:30 PM: Networking and Small Dog Anniversary Celebration with cash bar and hors d’oeuvres in the Small Dog space! (Tours of the EIC will also be offered during this time.) click here for more information
1, 2, 3 - Rutland, Vermont Actors’ Rep presents Bleacher Bums, a comedy in 9 innings, written collaboratively by members of Chicago's Organic Theatre Company, from an idea by actor Joe Mantegna.The characters are a bunch of die hard Chicago Cubs fans, watching a game in progress on a summer afternoon. In the bleachers at Chicago's Wrigley Field, they root for their team, Paramount Theatre, The Brick Box, 30 Center St., 4/24-26 & 5/1-3 @ 7:30pm, 4/27 @ 2pm, TICKETS: $15, 775-0903.
1 - Rutland, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Parker House, 10 a.m., for more information call (802) 775-0568.
1 - Castleton, Castleton's Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Glenn Giles, presents an evening of jazz with special guests The Green Mountain Show Band (the big band ensemble of Vermont's own 40th Army Band, led by Phil Mears). The evening will feature big band jazz old and new, Castleton State College, Casella Theater, 7 p.m., $5 for Adults, $3 for Children/Seniors, 802-468-1266.
2 - Rutland,
The Rutland Free Library celebrates 127 years, Tables of Content V - 5:30 pm (14) Authors reception and Book Signing with live jazz, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar, 7pm Dinner in the Fox Room, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St.,Tickets are $95 if purchased before 4/4/14 and $115 if purchased after 4/4/14, call 773-1860.
2 - Rutland, Chaffee Invitational:30 Under 30 reception, an opening reception celebration of 30 local artists under the age of 30 at the Chaffee Downtown Gallery, Merchants Row, 5 - 7 pm, help celebrate these artists along with some light refreshments and great conversation, for more information please call 802-775-0356 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2 - Rutland, Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie, Part Two – Under the Surface, the Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., 1:30 – 3 p.m., free, 492-2300.
2 - Chittenden, First Friday Open MIC at Church of the Wildwood, Musicians, Poets and Storytellers perform ten min. spots. Audience participation. Desserts & beverages available, 347 Holden Rd., 7 – 9 p.m., Freewill donations benefit Rutland Red Cross, (802)483-6892.
2 - Poultney, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Young At Heart Senior Center, 206 Furnace St., 9:30 a.m., for more information call (802) 775-0568.
3 - Statewide - Green Up Day!
3 - Rutland, Free Shredding at Heritage Family Credit Union’s annual Shredo De Mayo, Saturday, May 3rd at Allen Street in Rutland, 9 am – 12noon, It’s a great opportunity for anyone in the community to get rid of all those old statements, outdated tax info, unused check books, medical info, etc.
3 - Rutland, Devil's Bowl Downtown Fan Festival in Rutland City, presented on-air by 101.5 The Fox. A free car show will on Center Street opens at 9:00 a.m., followed by a pit stop competition at 11:00 a.m. and a rolling sendoff through the streets of Rutland at 12:00 noon. Free to to attend.
3 - Rutland, Afternoon Tea Party and Music Program: "Songs of Joy" Saturday, May 3, 2:00 p.m. - Rutland United Methodist Church, 71 Williams Street. Tickets now available: $9 in advance, $10 at the door. Door prizes. Prizes for the best decorated tea party hats. Fine tea attire optional. For more info: rutlandunitedmethodistchurch.org
3 - Rutland, Celebrate Green Up Day/Earth Day - Earth Waste & Metal’s transfer stations will be giving out Sunflower and Zinnia seed packets in celebration of Green Up Day & Earth Day. Each location will have a limited supply to be given out to our customers, so be sure to plan to stop by! The packet is designed with our logo and a special memo: “ At Earth Waste & Metal, we want you to make everyday Earth Day….So help plant the seed...", transfer stations including those in the towns of Brandon, Barre, Northfield, Center Rutland, and Bradford.
3 - Rutland, ARC Rutland Area (Serving Citizens with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families) iIs offering a Sibshop on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10AM-3PM and the Education and Wellness Center at Rutland Mental Health, on Engrem Avenue, in Rutland. $5 per child registration, RSVP: ARC Rutland Area at 1-802-775-1370. email@example.com
3 - Rutland, United Way of Rutland County will host a FREE Adult Dental Care Day on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the Rutland Elks Lodge, 44 Pleasant Street in Rutland. Registration begins at 7:00am. This one-day event is intended for low-income Rutland County residents, 18 or over without dental insurance coverage and the need for urgent dental care. For more information contact the United Way of Rutland County at 802-773-7477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
3 - Killington, The Great Egg Hunt - Killington Parks & Recreation turns Killington Elementary School into an exciting and colorful egg hunt for adults and children alike. With a special performance by a comedian/magician, you won't want to miss this day of adventure and fun! The KEEPERS parents group also is doing a fundraising breakfast from 9-10am at the elementary school and a bottle drive from noon-3pm at the Killington Information Center Parking Lot (formerly Bills Country Store Parking Lot) to coordinate with the festivities.
3 - North Clarendon, March for Babies - Rutland 2014 - There'll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends - it's a great feeling knowing we're all helping real families. Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community, Mill River High School, 2321 Middle Road, registration time: 9 am, walk begins at 10 am, to register click here.
3 - Killington, Killington Triathlon - Ski, bike, run –Individuals and teams will be tested on their athletic ability. Registration location is at Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars. For details and registration click here
3 - Poultney, Poultney 2020 Anniversary Festival - Each of the Poultney 2020 Action Teams will host special activities during the day. Possibilities being considered include a running/walking tour of the Poultney trail network, arts performances and workshops at Stone Valley Arts and the new Bentley Community Center, and a cookout with music on a proposed Main St. park site. The goal is to bring the college-town communities together, have fun, and experience the possibilities of Poultney 2020. 802-287-2010. More information about Poultney 2020 and how to join one of the Action Teams, please contact Matt Mayberry at email@example.com or 802-371-9440.
3 - Manchester, Vermont Reading Partners presents 2nd Annual Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00-4:00 at Manchester Elementary Middle School, American made specialty crafts including pottery, quilts, jewelry, purses & totes, woodworking, knitting, frames, jams & cheese, photography, hair accessories, silk scarves, paintings, stained glass, maple syrup and MUCH MORE !! Free Admission, Raffles, Free Bookshare for Kids, Food Concessions, and Complimentary Gift for the first 50 Patrons, For more information contact 802-362-2323
4 - Rutland, Annual Loyalty Day Parade sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Rutland County Post 648. Best and largest parade in the state. 2:00 PM. Downtown Rutland.
4 - Rutland, Cairo Shriners Walk/Run, 5K +/- 3 Miles, 12 – 1 p.m., 51 Washington St., come early with the family and stay for the Parade.
4 - West Haven, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Devils Bowl Speedway, Spring Green - 48th Season Opener - American-Canadian Tour Late, 2743 Route 22A, 1:30 p.m., grandstand admission (regular shows) adults (age 13 or older) $10, seniors 62+ $9, kids under 12 free, pricing may be higher for special shows and will be posted on the schedule prior to event, 802-265-3112.
6 - Rutland, ANI DIFRANCO, a folkie in punk's clothing, performs concert at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 8 pm, Mature Audiences, tickets: $39.75 - $46.75, 775-0903.
6 - Rutland, The GMP College Connections Series is hosting a presentation on energy efficiency and demand at the Energy Innovation Center on Merchants Row, Downtown.The talk will begin at 5:20 pm and is expected to last 1 hour with discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Prof. Daniel Houghton of the Community College of Vermont (CCV) will give a talk entitled, “Energy: Increased Efficiency = Increasing Demand?” The talk will be a discussion on calculating the loss of energy through time. Houghton poses the question of whether efficiencies in energy generation, transmission, and consumption of are being outpaced by increased demand. 802-324-7318
6 - Rutland, Pig Roast for benefit of Wonderfeet Museum at Roots Restaurant, 51 Wales St., 802-747-7414.
6 - Brandon, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Forestdale Senior Ctr., Route 73, 1 p.m., for more information call (802) 775-0568.
7 - Rutland, Free seminar on "1% Vision and 99% Alignment: Strategic Planning for Business Owners that Works!" - Hannah Abrams, AdviCoach of Rutland Region, a business coach who works with small and mid-sized businesses to achieve greater performance in their companies hosts a free seminar that will help the business owner get organized with three planning horizons: 5 yrs, 1-year and the current quarter while aligning all employees around the most important priorities. By using this plan monthly, quarterly and annually the business owner can get all employees focused on the right things to drive organizational growth, become more profitable and get back to doing work he/she loves to do, held at Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, located at 50 Merchants Row, Downtown, from 8AM-9:30AM, to register for this free seminar click here, 802-776-8922.
7 - Rutland, 1st Weds: The Memoir Boom: Who, What, Why - Darmouth professor and experimental memoirist Irene Kacandes discusses current approaches to life writing and considers why we continue to love reading about others' lives, Rutland Free Library Fox Room, 10 Court St., 7 – 8:30 pm, 773-1860.
7 - Wallingford, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Wallingford House, 10 N. Main St. #12, 10:30 a.m., for more information call (802) 775-0568.
8 - Rutland - Learn how cleaner, more affordable natural gas can benefit Rutland and Addison Counties. Upcoming informational Open Houses are scheduled for May 8th, 5-8pm at Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon; May 15th, 5-8pm at West Rutland Town Hall in West Rutland. This is your opportunity to get all the information you need on the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project. For more information on the project Click Here.
8 - Rutland, VAC is celebrating autism awareness by hosting a forum at RRMC Leahy Community Health Education Center from 5 to 8 pm. Forum for educators, families and professionals. Offering 2 workshops; "Implementation of core language systems with students on the autism spectrum. Presenter, Julie A. Taylor., CCC-SLP Fee is $10, certificate of attendance available. "Special Needs Law" for families presented by Atty. Claudia I. Pringles. Please RSVP 802-775-2395 X103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
8 - Castleton, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Castleton Meadows, 12:30 p.m., for more information call (802) 775-0568.
10 - Rutland, Rutland Kiwanis Club and the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a special fishing day for children up to age 13. A parent/guardian must accompany the child. Registration is at 8:30AM. Prizes are awarded in various categories. Fish will be provided by the Vermont Fish & Game Dept., ages up to 13, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m., Combination Pond, Sharon Drive (off Stratton Rd.) free, 773-1853.
10 - Rutland, Opening Day of the Outdoor Rutland Farmers Market in Depot Park, 9 am - 2 pm
10 - Rutland, Amtrak® is celebrating the 7th Annual National Train Day at Rutland Station on Saturday, May 10th, 10 am - 4 pm, National Train Day activities feature train equipment displays, local exhibitors, Operation Lifesaver, NTD store and memorabilia, model train displays, kid-friendly activities from Chuggington and much more, Amtrak® invites you and your family to join us in Downtown Rutland to celebrate trains and train travel and to share why Trains Matter to us all. Here's the details on the Chuggington Kids Depot: Stations to include: Arts & Crafts Station: NTD activity books & Chuggington coloring sheets, Photo Station: Free-standing photo backdrop,Train Station: Train table with diecast & wooden train toys, Chugger Guide & Posters. Vermont Rail Systems Special Train Excursions. Attention Rutlanders! Enter Invitation Code PLVRS50RD to Book your tickets now for train ride to Florence, VRS celebrating 50 years of service and success! Opening Day of Rutland County Outdoors Farmers Market in Depot Park.
10 - Pittsford, Mother's Day Gift Show to benefit the Lothrop Elementary PTO. 9 am to 2 pm. Join us for a great selection of Jewelry, purses, handmade items, home decor and more! Lothrop Elementary School Gym, 3447 US Route 7, 802-483-6351.
10 - Orwell, Battle for the 14th Colony - Mark R. Anderson, author of the new book The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony, takes a fresh look at America’s Revolutionary War doomed campaign of 1774-76 to bring Quebec into the continental fold. Book signing. Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd., free, 3 to 4:30 pm donations welcome.
12 - Rutland, Neighborhood Police Commission meeting, Quarterly Neighborhood Police Commission meeting, an opportunity for residents to learn about the current activities in the neighborhoods to address crime, drugs and quality of life concerns, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions and make public comments to the commission, held at Franklin Conference Center,1 Scale Ave., 6 p.m., free, 802-770-5364.
13 - Rutland, RRCC holds their May mixer at The Wireless Zone, 62 Woodstock Ave., 5-7 p.m., door prizes, hors’doeuvres, 50/50 raffle and more, for more information call 773-2747.
15 - Rutland - Learn how cleaner, more affordable natural gas can benefit Rutland and Addison Counties. An informational open house will be held on May 15th, 5-8pm at West Rutland Town Hall in West Rutland. This is your opportunity to get all the information you need on the Addison Rutland Natural Gas Project. For more information on the project Click Here.
15 - Rutland, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Maple Village, 72 Pine St., 10 a.m., for more information call (802) 775-0568.
16 - Rutland, SPENCER’S THEATRE OF ILLUSION, by blending the theatrical elements of a broadway-style production with the high energy of a rock concert, these artists take their audience on a journey to the brink of impossibility and back, Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 8 pm, Tickets: $19.75 Students/24.75 Adults, 775-0903.
16, 17 - Rutland, Friends of the Rutland Free Library Book Sales Fri., May 16 (10-4:30) Sat., May 17 (10-2) Books, CDs, DVDs, Puzzles for all ages, special selection this month of gardening books, Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St.
16 - West Haven, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Devils Bowl Speedway, Whelen Engineering Night - Fair Haven, VT Residents FREE with ID, 2743 Route 22A, 7 p.m., grandstand admission (regular shows) adults (age 13 or older) $10, seniors 62+ $9, kids under 12 free, pricing may be higher for special shows and will be posted on the schedule prior to event, 802-265-3112.
17 - Rutland, Walk MS: Rutland 2014, Join us as we walk on May 17, 2014 starting at Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Road, Time: 9 a.m. check-in; 10 a.m. start, Route Length: 3 & 5 miles, event contact email: Ashley.Febvay@nmss.org, 1-802-871-5691.
17 - Rutland, AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS – Reinventing Radio, the creator of the Public Radio Show talks about his program and how it’s put together, Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 8 pm, Tickets: $59.75/64.75/69.75, 775-0903.
17 - Pittsford, Yard Sale Fundraiser - Support the Rutland County Humane Society on Saturday, May 17th as we hold our annual Yard Sale Fundraiser from 9AM-2PM. For more information, or to donate an item, call 483-9171.
17 - Brandon,The Southwest Freedom Riders host a Season Kickoff Barbecue on Saturday, May 17, from 1-5pm at the American Legion Post #55 on Franklin St., live music plus raffles and more, admission is $10.00/person; kids under 12 are free. To benefit VT Fallen Heroes and VT National Guard Charitable Foundation, for more information call 1-888-299-SWFR (7937) or 802-265-3596.
18 - Rutland, Otter Valley Aquarium Society Spring Tropical Fish & Plant Auction with Peoples Choice Bowl Show at the Holiday Inn Rutland/Killington, featuring tropical fish, aquatic plants, equipment, fish food, door prizes,1st prize $100, 2nd prize $75, 3rd prize $50, viewing lots 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., auction 12noon – 5 pm, free admission, refreshments available, 476 Holiday Drive, for more information contact Lee Scott at 802-537-2713 or email@example.com, www.ovasociety.com To view poster click here
18 - Rutland, Bike Blessing & Fundraiser - Red Knights Motorcycle Club – Vermont Chapter 3 and All Saints' Anglican Church hold bike blessing, Rutland County Sheriff escorted ride, barbecue to follow, all welcome, registration takes place at Ponderosa Steakhouse parking lot, enter at Diamond Run Mall, registration begins at 10 a.m., ride departs at 11 am, $10 a bike, 50/50 cash raffle, music, (barbecue only $5 per person), Blessing/BBQ at Vermont Police Academy following one hour escorted scenic ride. For information call 802-773-2747 or visit www.rutlandvermont.com
20 - Rutland, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at American Legion, 33 Washington St., 12noon - 6 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
21 - Rutland, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Sheldon Towers, 9:30 a.m.; Linden Terrace, 11 a.m., for more information call 775-0568.
23 - West Haven, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Devils Bowl Speedway, Memorial Day Special - Vergennes, VT Residents FREE with ID, Enduro Series Event, 2743 Route 22A, 7 p.m., grandstand admission (regular shows) adults (age 13 or older) $10, seniors 62+ $9, kids under 12 free, pricing may be higher for special shows and will be posted on the schedule prior to event, 802-265-3112.
24 - Fair Haven, Fair Haven Spring Fling, a Fair Haven tradition for more than 23 years! The town green is abundant with vendors and great food, a wonderful event enjoyed by many Lakes Region families and visitors, Outside on the Town green, free, 802.265.8600.
24 - 26 - Killington, The Killington Stage Race is a series of three races structured to cover a variety of terrain and distances, and set against the cool, lush landscape of Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Race kicks off Saturday, May 24 with the 62-mile “Queen Stage,” featuring challenging climbing up the brutal East Mountain Road and finishing at Killington’s K-1 Base area. Sunday features a circuit race with an exciting sprint every lap at the Sunrise Base Area, located on Route 100. Monday begins with an 11-mile individual timed trial starting near the Long Trail Brewery and finishing at the Killington Town Offices on River Road. To register, visit BikeReg.com. More information can be found at www.KillingtonStageRace.com
24 - Orwell, Meteor Storm Night - The Green Mountain Alliance of Amateur Astronomers invite you to observe this predicted meteor storm, as debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR, discovered in 2004, burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. 8 - 10:00 pm, Bring blankets and flashlights. Free, donations appreciated, Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Call to confirm. (802) 273-2282.
24, 25 - Statewide - Vermont Celebrates Open Studio Weekend May 24 & 25, 2014 - Open Studio Weekend is an annual statewide celebration of the visual arts when Vermont artists and craftspeople invite the public to visit their studios during Memorial Day Weekend. More than 226 sites will be open during this event, with more than 300 artists and artisans participating. http://www.vermontcrafts.com/links/open.htm
25 - Orwell, The Town of Orwell will be hosting its 41st Memorial Day Parade and Celebration, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Main Street, 802-948-2529.
26 - Hubbardton, Memorial Day Remembrance - At noon battlefield flags will be raised to full mast and a tribute will be paid to the soldiers of Hubbardton at the battle monument, Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd., 12noon, Event free, included with admission. Adult: $3.00, children under 15: free (802) 273-2282.
28 - Rutland, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Godnick Adult Center, 12:30 p.m., for more information call (802) 775-0568.
28 - Killington, The 26th Annual Killington Pico Rotary Golf Invitational to benefit the Hospice Program of the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice. Shotgun start at 8 AM at Green Mountain National Golf Course, Killington. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
29 - North Clarendon, RAVNAH holds a blood pressure ($2) and foot care ($10) clinic at Community Center, 12:30 p.m., for more information call (802) 775-0568.
30 - Killington, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce presents the 29th Annual Golf Classic at Green Mountain National Golf Course, Barrows-Towne Road, Route 100, Shotgun Start / Scramble format, 18 holes and banquet,
The cost is only $99 per person and includes greens fees, cart rental, awards dinner, goody bags, a chance to win great door prizes, team prizes, trophies and a silent auction. Sign up your team now by filling out the form here, emailing us, or you can call RRCC (802-773-2747).
30 - West Haven, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Devils Bowl Speedway, Vermont State Late Model Championship Series - Canadian Residents FREE with ID, 2743 Route 22A, 7 p.m., grandstand admission (regular shows) adults (age 13 or older) $10, seniors 62+ $9, kids under 12 free, pricing may be higher for special shows and will be posted on the schedule prior to event, 802-265-3112.
31 - Rutland, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Diamond Run Mall, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place, 11am - 4 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
May - October - Rutland, Farmer's Market features fresh produce, Vermont products, baked goods and more direct from local farmers, Saturdays 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., Tuesdays 3 - 6 p.m., Downtown Rutland's Depot Park, for additional information call Judy at 802-773-4813.
June - October - Pittsford Farmers Market new location - the New England Maple Museum, 4578 US Route 7. This year we are accepting Farm-to-Family coupons to provide fresh produce to local families, every Saturday through October (weather permitting) 10 am - 2 pm., for information contact: Kelly at 483-6351.
May - October - Brandon Farmers Market, Fridays 9am-2pm, Central Park. You'll find seasonal vegetables and plants, honey, pure VT maple syrup, handcrafted jewelry, local mohair and alpaca products, handknit and crocheted items, baked goods, jams and jellies, local meats, and other handcrafted items.
June - October - Belmont, Mount Holly Farmer’s Market features Vermont-made and Vermont-grown products, fresh produce, baked goods, hand crafts, On the Belmont Village Green, Saturdays, 10am - 1 pm, rain or shine, 802-259-2322.
June - October – Poultney Vermont Farmers Market features Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. featuring fresh fruits, veggies, plants, flowers and herbs. Local bakers with fabulous pies and treats, Vermont maple products and honey, homemade crafts, foods and much more. For more information contact 802-325-3205.
May – October - Wells Village Farmers Market – Saturdays, 9 am – 1 pm, Wells Country Store at the Wells Four Corner on Route 30, contact Helen Wood (802) 325-3478.
4 - Rutland, Free seminar on "1% Vision and 99% Alignment: Strategic Planning for Business Owners that Works!" - Hannah Abrams, AdviCoach of Rutland Region, a business coach who works with small and mid-sized businesses to achieve greater performance in their companies hosts a free seminar that will help the business owner get organized with three planning horizons: 5 yrs, 1-year and the current quarter while aligning all employees around the most important priorities. By using this plan monthly, quarterly and annually the business owner can get all employees focused on the right things to drive organizational growth, become more profitable and get back to doing work he/she loves to do, held at Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, located at 50 Merchants Row, Downtown, from 8AM-9:30AM, to register for this free seminar click here, 802-776-8922.
6 - West Haven, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Devils Bowl Speedway, Facebook Friday! - Whitehall, NY Residents FREE with ID, 2743 Route 22A, 7 p.m., grandstand admission (regular shows) adults (age 13 or older) $10, seniors 62+ $9, kids under 12 free, pricing may be higher for special shows and will be posted on the schedule prior to event, 802-265-3112.
7 - Rutland, Attempting the World's Longest Contra Dance Line - Rutland, Vermont on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 will host an attempt on the Guinness Book of World Records - Longest Contra Dance Line. Nationally known caller Will Mentor and two equally recognized bands: Perpetual E-Motion and Giant Robot Dance will play for the record attempt. A large evening dance will follow. WE NEED YOUR HELP, we need 2209 dancers and you. For more information and updates see Facebook page: "Attempting the World's Longest Contra Dance Line", June 7th, 2014 record in the afternoon with regular contra dance in the evening (see facebook for exact times), free, 802-492-3400.
2 - 7 - Americade - The world's largest rally for touring motorcycles. Held annually in Lake George, NY, the rally is a short ride for Vermont motorcyclists.
7 - Rutland, The 8th Annual Crowley Brothers' Annual Sport and Fitness Expo, held at the Rutland Middle School Keefe Gym on Library Avenue, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., for more information visit http://www.crowleyroadrace.com/.
7 - Poultney, Spring Town Wide Yard Sale - For the day streets in Poultney will be lined with people selling second-hand goods and crafts.
8 - Rutland, The 38th Annual Crowley Brothers' Memorial 10K, Vermont State Championship: the Best and Oldest 10K in New England. Olympian Bill Rodgers Returns for His 7th Year Running the 10k Along with "Marathon Woman" Kathrine Switzer - Crowley Brothers' Memorial 10K Road Race Half Marathon and the 5K race will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM. These races are certified Half Marathon (13.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) point to point championship courses from Proctor to Rutland, http://www.crowleyroadrace.com/
10 - Rutland, MELISSA ETHERIDGE: THIS IS ME SOLO - Melissa will be playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica and piano, performs at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., 8 p.m., $79.75, $89.75 & $105.75 + tax, 775-0903.
10 - Rutland, RRCC holds their June mixer at
Kenlan Schwiebert Facey & Goss, Allen Street , 5-7 p.m., door prizes, hors’doeuvres, 50/50 raffle and more, for more information call 773-2747.
12 - Brandon, The American Red Cross holds blood drive at Brandon American Legion, 55 Franklin St.,12noon – 5:30 pm, 1-800-733-2767.
14 - Rutland, 7th Annual Family Fun Day - Free Family Fun! - bounce house, obstacle course, games, crafts, cotton candy, police dog demo, live music and more, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Main Street Park, Route 7, sponsored by Calvary Bible Church, 775-0358. Click here to view poster
14 - Orwell, Flag Day at the Hubbardton Battlefield - To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the “star-spangled banner,” site interpreter Carl Fuller gives a short illustrated program on the history of the American flag, followed by children’s activities. 1 – 3 pm, Adult: $3.00, children under 15: free, Hubbardton Battlefield, 5696 Monument Hill Rd. Part of Vermont Days Weekend.