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WinterFest Chili Cookoff

PUBLIC TASTING:
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The chili tasting is FREE & open to the public!

CONTESTANTS: (NO entry fee)
sign up by contacting: Rutlandchilicookoff@gmail.com or by calling 802-345-5123
Please include your name, contact number, and what division you are entering.

2 DIVISIONS:
Amateur (individual person)
Group (Businesses, Organizations, Clubs)

Check in / set up will begin at 10:30 am
Upon arrival come to the Chili Cook Off tent to get signed in!
Judging will begin at 12:00 pm

There will be a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prize for both divisions!
Prizes:
1st: $250
2nd: $150
3rd: $75

All contestants should bring a minimum of 5 gallons of chili
(enough for the judges & the public tasting)

All contestants must have a visible paper at their booth listing the type of Chili they have
– beef, pork, chicken, vegetarian, etc.
– hot, medium, or mild
– and a list of all ingredients (Not your recipe, or any increments, just what food is in the dish so anyone with a food allergy is aware)

Everyone will be responsible for their own equipment & utensils!
(tables, tents, pots, cooking utensils)
We do have power available at the park, but feel free to bring your own power / heating source!
Tasting cups & spoons will be provided for the public at each contestants booth.

All chili should be pre-cooked & just warmed for tasting at the event!

We cant wait to see everyone there & taste some amazing Chili!!
Please come join us!!

 

The Rutland Winter Fest features a week-and-a-half of activities to get the community involved in fun in the snow and out of the winter blues. Downtown activities include Center Street Night Sledding, where the street is closed to traffic and filled with snow for tubing, and the Center Street Story Walk, where children read the pages of a book in the windows of store fronts. Other activities throughout the week include ice skating, snow sculpting, chili cook-off, broom ball, art walk, Frosty Feet 5K, snow shoeing, Real Rutland Feud and more.

Go to www.rutlandrec.com/winterfest for a complete schedule of the weeks activities.

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Winter Fest-Corn Hole Play with MSJ

Come enjoy a night of fun with some healthy competition. Corn Hole Play FREE for all ages with 10 games set up all night. Guaranteed to be a lot of fun!

 

The Rutland Winter Fest features a week-and-a-half of activities to get the community involved in fun in the snow and out of the winter blues. Downtown activities include Center Street Night Sledding, where the street is closed to traffic and filled with snow for tubing, and the Center Street Story Walk, where children read the pages of a book in the windows of store fronts. Other activities throughout the week include ice skating, snow sculpting, chili cook-off, broom ball, art walk, Frosty Feet 5K, snow shoeing, Real Rutland Feud and more.

Go to www.rutlandrec.com/winterfest for a complete schedule of the weeks activities.

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Rutland: Real and Imagined Opening Reception

he opening reception for “Rutland: Real and Imagined,” curated by Stephen Schaub, will be on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at The Alley Gallery, Center St. Rutland, VT.

Free wine, light refreshments, live music, and art by Arthur Gilman, Ric Kasini Kadour, Carol McGorry, Don Ross, Eve Ogden Schaub, Stephen Schaub, Bob Van Degna, and Susan Weiss, will invite community members to further explore the meaning of our beautiful city of Rutland.

How do we understand a community? How do we construct a sense of place? Often when one wants to know a place, they start by looking at photographs of it. Photography can convey a feel for a place, relay a sense of intimacy, or bear its history and, possibly, its future. It can tell a story. In the hands of an artist, a photograph can do more than tell you what a place looks like. It can tell you how a place is. For “Rutland: Real and Imagined,” curator Stephen Schaub invited eight internationally-recognized artists, all of whom work with the photographic image, to investigate Rutland’s geography, history, and people to create artwork that tells a story about Rutland.

The exhibition, “Rutland: Real and Imagined,” will be on view at The Alley Gallery from Thursday, January 31, 2019 through Saturday, March 9, 2019. This event is FREE and open to the public.

The Alley Gallery is located down Center Street Alley in Rutland, VT, and is open to the public during special events and holds the following regular gallery hours: Thursday/Friday from 12:00-5:00 PM & Saturday from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. The Alley Gallery is handicap accessible through entrance on Merchants Row, then take the elevator down one level. This downtown gallery is part of Art is Vital’s effort to vitalize central western Vermont through the arts, by showcasing local and international art exhibitions. Follow us on Facebook, The Alley Gallery, Instagram, and Twitter for updates, or email us your inquiries: vtalleygallery@gmail.com.

*Event Cover Image: “Rutland Postcard” by Susan Weiss, 2018

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CAPITOL STEPS

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.
The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Make America Grin Again. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

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VSO – MASTERWORKS WITH JAMES FEDDECK

Guest conductor James Feddeck makes his VSO debut with a program showcasing the versatility of VSO musicians. The concert opens with Haydn, then fast-forwards 150 years to Stravinsky’s chamber concerto, “Dumbarton Oaks.” Notoriously difficult for the chamber member ensemble, Dumbarton Oaks was heavily inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti. The program closes with Robert Schumann’s optimistic 2nd symphony.

Sponsored by Robin Rednor Veghte and Robert Veghte.

PROGRAM
HAYDN – Symphony No. 88
STRAVINSKY – Concerto in Eb, “Dumbarton Oaks”
SCHUMANN – Symphony No. 2

James Feddeck, guest conductor

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COMEDIAN BOB MARLEY

Maine-born comedian Bob Marley is a regular on late night TV, and Sirius Radio’s “Blue Collar” and “RawDog” comedy shows and even won their Superbowl of Comedy. He has put out more than 20 comedy CDs and DVDs, and has entered the Guinness Book of World Records with the longest continuous standup routine, completing 40 hours of standup comedy, the first 18 without any repetition of material!
Marley has appeared on more than 100 TV shows, including Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, to name just a few. He also co-starred in The Boondock Saints and The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day playing Detective Greenly, and has toured the U.S., Europe, Canada, Kuwait and Iraq.
Bob lives in Maine, a state he thinks is the best in the world.

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AXCELLERATOR

“Axcellerator”:  Premiere of an Action-Adventure film from Rutland’s own David Giancola.  Story line:  When a car thief stumbles onto a teleportation device and the girl of his dreams, the invention of the century takes them on an adventure of a lifetime.

Hollywood is coming to Rutland, Vermont with the WORLD PREMIERE of the Sci-Fi Adventure “Axcellerator”! Come see your Friends and Hometown on the Big Screen! David Giancola’s feature was filmed in Rutland, Killington and Londonderry. JOIN the Cast scheduled to be in attendance including JOHN JAMES (TV’s “Dynasty”), SAM J. JONES (“Flash Gordon”, “Ted 2”) and LAURA JAMES (“America’s Next Top Model”, CBS’s “S*W*A*T”) as well as the Director and Crew. SPOT local favorites in Cameos including “BIG LENNY” MONTUORI as the Grumpy Landlord, TIM PHILBIN as an Arizona Newscaster, “WOODY” KEPPEL as the Inventor, RON MARCUS as “Henchman #3”, MARK STOCKTON as “Cop Voice #2” just to name a few! SEE a car chase in Downtown Rutland! A race to the death at Magic Mountain Ski Area! The Diamond Run Mall – Busy! Devious dealings in The Rutland Free Library! Gondola’s exploding at Killington and MUCH more! Ticket-holders also get FREE Limited Edition Posters and gain entrance to the Premiere After-Party to mingle with the Cast and Crew and at The Franklin Conference Center in Howe Center! PLUS, All Proceeds benefit The Rutland Free Library and The Paramount Theatre!

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METROPOLITAN OPERA: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR – CILEA

Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”

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Holiday Pops – Rutland, ft. the VSO Chorus

José Daniel Flores-Caraballo leads the Orchestra and Chorus in a festive program that ranges from an a cappella version of “Jingle Bells” to the blockbuster “Many Moods of Christmas.” We pay tribute to the late great Robert De Cormier with three of his iconic arrangements, and present the Vermont premiere of a sweet ballad, “Little Tree” by Steve Murray. Never fear, the audience has a role to play…. And of course Holiday Pops can’t officially ring in the season without “Sleigh Ride.” Join us for the celebration!

Hosted by HILLARY BOONE

Hillary Boone is a stand-up comedian and storyteller. She spent her childhood in a log cabin in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. After traveling the country and some of the world, she is back in her home state, making people laugh.

In addition to performing stand-up around New England, Hillary is also a member of the Vermont Comedy Divas and the Divas Do Good initiative, raising money for local nonprofits. She takes part in comedic storytelling events, and is a host of the Moth StorySLAM. Hillary has opened for comics such as Deanne Smith, Myq Kaplan, and Michelle Buteau.

When she’s not on stage, Hillary works at Efficiency Vermont, managing programs. She is a non-profit trainer and facilitator, and teaches “Outcomes and Evaluations for Learning Organizations” in the graduate program at Marlboro College. She has presented her work in measuring impact internationally.

In her free time, Hillary is a board member at Spectrum Youth and Family Services and the Howard Center. She lives in Colchester with her wife and dog. Hillary is thrilled to be appearing with the VSO again!rr

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Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting

Santa visits us in Downtown every winter and helps to light the tree in Depot Park. Enjoy a night of caroling, hot chocolate, goodies, and the opportunity to meet & greet Santa following the tree lighting. Head to the Paramount Theatre for free a double feature movie and photo booth with Santa immediately following. This is a wonderful community event that helps to kick off the holiday season!

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