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A Christmas Carol: Chamber Theatre

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Begin your holiday season with Shakespeare on Main Street as they present this timeless holiday classic in intimate Chamber Style in Rutland at the Brick Box Theatre at the Paramount, Saturday, Dec 16, 7:30pm, Brick Box/Paramount Theater, 30 Center Street, Rutland; and Sunday, Dec 17, 2:30pm, Wallingford Town Hall, 75 School St, Wallingford

In A Christmas Carol, Dickens explores the morality of the love of money over the love of family and people. Scrooge sees the way his life has slipped into a basically unhappy and lonely old age where he has lost the possibility of love and friendship. This holiday masterwork is a story of compassion, forgiveness and redemption as Dickens proposes connecting individuals to one another is what ultimately corrects the social injustice created by capitalism.

Readers or Chamber Theater is a style of theater in which the actors may or may not memorize their lines, but place emphasis on vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than visual storytelling such as sets, costumes, intricate blocking, and movement. This style of performance of literature was initially lauded because it emphasized hearing a written text as a new way to understand literature.

Director Gary Meitrott adapts Chamber Theater style to include costuming and movement by the actors, adding a lively and creative element to the performance. With simple, yet elegant, Victorian furniture and costuming, five actors bring all the characters to life, uniquely telling the story with Dickens’ own words.

Meitrott, a lover of classic literature and founder of SoMS, says, “Even though we are all connected electronically, we are also isolated as individuals. A Christmas Carol rings truer than ever in its lesson to give and to love with every moment we have.”

The cast features Evan Breault, David Kiefner, Ken Kilb, Jonathan White and Meghan Wood.

Tickets: $15 Adults; $10 Students & Military; $5 Children under age 12

For more information, ticket information and advance tickets, log on to http://www.shakespeareonmainstreet.org/a-christmas-carol-2017.html.

For more information, log on to www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org. Shakespeare on Main Street is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to bringing the elevated vivaciousness of Shakespeare and other authors to Vermont and upstate New York audiences.  We depend largely on public donations to stage our productions. www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org.

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Tracey Medeiros: The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook

Join us for a meet-and-greet with Tracey Medeiros, and enjoy free samples of a recipe from Tracey’s new book. The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook honors the state’s mission to connect with its local organic farmlands and the farmers who nurture and care for them. It also serves as a guide for eating organically and non-GMO in Vermont. Tracey Medeiros is also the author of The Connecticut Farm Table CookbookThe Vermont Farm Table Cookbook, and Dishing Up Vermont.

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Rutland Free Library December Book Sales

December Friends of the Library Book Sale
Rutland Free Library
10 Court St., Rutland
802-773-1860,  www.rutlandfree.org
 
Friday, Dec. 8  (10 – 4)
Sat., Dec. 9  (10 – 2)
Thousands of organized, gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles for all ages.
Most items $ .25 – $3.00
Special December Sale Features:
All holiday books: Buy one, get one free!
and
Rare and collectible books for holiday giving:  most never previously offered for sale.
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Rutland Free Library December Book Sales

December Friends of the Library Book Sale
Rutland Free Library
10 Court St., Rutland
802-773-1860,  www.rutlandfree.org
 
Friday, Dec. 8  (10 – 4)
Sat., Dec. 9  (10 – 2)
Thousands of organized, gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles for all ages.
Most items $ .25 – $3.00
Special December Sale Features:
All holiday books: Buy one, get one free!
and
Rare and collectible books for holiday giving:  most never previously offered for sale.
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Grand Opening Celebration at Maple Leaf Gifts and Wine

Join the Chamber in welcoming Maple Leaf Gifts and Wine at their Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Friday, December 1st, 5-7pm.  The Grand Opening Celebration will be mixer style with food catered by East Creek Catering, door prizes and networking.

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Downtown Rutland Holiday Stroll

‘Tis the season in Downtown Rutland! Join us for a day of events, sales and treats leading up to the annual Tree Lighting in Depot Park. Kick off the holidays by shopping local on Small Business Saturday, or drop in after the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup for some family-friendly fun! After the tree lighting, follow Santa to the The Paramount Theatre to meet Saint Nick and watch some free movies.

Find the full list of sales, activities and fun at rutlanddowntown.com.

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Story Time with Mary Crowley Featuring ABC Fun with Penelope and Grammyy

Join us for a story time with Rutland’s own Mary Crowley, author of ABC Fun with Penelope and Grammy and I Love to Visit My GrammyMary Crowley, of Rutland, Vermont, received her B.A. (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Middlebury College and her M.A.E. from Castleton University. She has extensive experience teaching Art and English in public schools in New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, and Vermont and has been listed a number of times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

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Pyramid Offers A Holistic Approach

Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center offers an integrated approach to wellness encompassing mind, body and spirit. Services include massage, yoga, reiki, salt cave, fitness classes and immersion wellness experiences. They also offer a Himalayan salt cave and products,sound therapy, Tarot, psychic and medium sessions, aura photos, homeopathy, personal fitness, infrared sauna, ionic foot baths, natural wellness […]

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