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Table of Contents VII at Rutland Free Library

Table of Contents VII at Rutland Free Library

Friday, April 27
5 PM – 8 PM

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Table of ContentRutland Free Library holds their annual Tables of Content gala event held at the library.

We serve an elegant dinner in the Fox Room with a distinguished group of authors from around the state.

Authors move from table to table with each course and there’s a reception & book signing to start the evening.

 

 

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Rutland “Newly”wed Game

Local couples test their knowledge of one another & help raise monies to support the Rutland Community Cupboard, BROC Community Food Shelf and The Salvation Army.

Featuring the following couples: Dan and Leslie Doenges, Trish and Claus Bartenstein, Karri and Ann Tomasi, “Uncle” Dave and Kate Tibbs, Russ and Renee Marsan, Mike and Missi Delehanty, Gene Jennings and Fred Garrow, and Kim and Henry Heck. They’ll compete in a live version of the popular TV show, with host Ed Kelly posing questions guaranteed to make for a raucous night.

The Pack the Paramount “Newly”wed Game is a rebranding of the long-running Pack The Paramount Food Drive. Instead of collecting food items, the goal is to pack The Paramount’s seats with patrons, with sponsorship and ticket sales benefiting the Rutland Community Cupboard, BROC’s Community Food Shelf, and the Salvation Army. Last year’s event raised more than $24,000.

In addition to Vermont Country Store, WJJR and GMP, sponsors include MKF Properties, Vermont Sport and Fitness, Jane and Steve Costello and Dave and Lyn Wolk, Carpenter and Costin, Asplundh, Giancola Family of Businesses, Rutland Regional Medical Center Heart Center, Engineering Services of Vermont, PEG-TV, Diamonds and More, Heritage Family Credit Union, O’Brien Shortle Reynolds & Sabotka PC, Godnick’s Grand Furniture, Roots – The Restaurant, Hannoush Jewelers and The Mountain Times.

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Winter Solstice Celebration

It may be the darkest day of the year, so what a better day to celebrate the sun and the power it creates!

SunCommon will be having a celebration the evening of the winter solstice to to celebrate and say thank you to the people that help us move the needle on solar in Vermont! SunCommon solar homeowners, friends, family, neighbors, and community members are invited to celebrate solar in Rutland County!

We will have many solar powered spirits to enjoy (Rock Art Brewery, Stonecutter Spirits and more!) as well as local food for your enjoyment.

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Free Holiday Movies at The Paramount

Again this year Downtown Rutland Partnership and The Paramount Theatre will provide free holiday themed movies weekly through December 18th.  All movies begin at 7pm.

 

December 18th – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

 

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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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Vermont Farmers Market Christmas Holiday Fair

The fair brings together a diverse group of craft and food creators, offering reasonable-priced Christmas wreaths and decor; crafts in fiber, fabric, wood and glass; jewelry; baked goods and specialty foods with the flavor of Vermont; prepared foods, apples, cider and veggies.

Start your holiday shopping with your favorite vendors from the Vermont Farmers Market.

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Free Holiday Movies at The Paramount

Again this year Downtown Rutland Partnership and The Paramount Theatre will provide free holiday themed movies weekly through December 18th.  All movies begin at 7pm.

December 11th – Elf

 

 

 

 

 

December 18th – National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

 

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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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Toys Under the Tree / Meet Your Favorite Star Wars Characters

Each year there are many families that can’t afford to provide gifts from “Santa” for their children at Christmas. 101 The One and BROC Community Action in Rutland have teamed up for a second year to host the Toys Under the Tree Fund event. The theme this year is Star Wars!

The date is Saturday, December 9th and will take place at the Diamond Run Mall from 10 to 2pm. Come meet members of the Star Wars costuming groups… 501st New England Garrison (The Empire), and Alderaan Base (The Rebels) on hand for children and families to take pictures with, there will be a mostly STAR WARS themed basket raffle, vendor tables, and of course, a donation bin to collect the toys that will be donated that day.


Last year, 80 families had a brighter Christmas thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses and organizations in our community that either donated toys or sponsored ads where a percentage went to the fund. With the cash donations, BROC Community Action staff purchased additional gifts for all age groups. This year with your help, and the help of 20 of your favorite STAR WARS characters we hope to help 200 families! WE CAN DO IT, and May The Force Be with you!!

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Solar & Heat Pumps 101

Join Nora from SunCommon in a low-key environment to learn more about solar and heating/cooling with heat pumps. Wondering how they work? Why are they the least expensive heating source in VT? Come and find these answers and more.

Free refreshments provided

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