SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER

Audubon Seed Sales. Support Rutland County Audubon by purchasing seed. Cash or checks only, 8 am. to 1 pm. Garlands, Park Street, Rutland, birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org.

Ease Into the Holidays Yoga. Led by instructor Cristy Murphy. Absolute beginners and experienced yogis welcome. Some mats available. 9 a.m. Chittenden Public Library, 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden. 773-3531, www.chittendenpubliclibrary.com.

Audubon Seed Sales and Membership Drive. Support RCAS by purchasing seed. Learn which seed your backyard birds prefer. Cash or checks only. 9 am. - 2 pm. Blue Seal Feeds, Rte. 7, Brandon, birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org.

Union Church of Proctor’s 49th Annual Holiday Bazaar. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Union Church of Proctor, 5 Church St., Proctor, 459-3624, unionchurchproctor.org.

The Swing Peepers. Lively, improvisational and endearingly goofy. Instruments strummed, swung, and tapped from guitar to accordion. 10 a.m. ArtisTree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret. 457-3500, www.artistreevt.org.

Myofascial Release Self-Treatment Workshop. Take your healing into your own hands utilizing therapy balls and stretching techniques, release tension and pain by sinking into restrictions of our fascia. Noon - 1:30 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Ctr., 56 Howe St., Bldng. H., Rutland. 772-7011. www.cobravt.com.

Learn Japanese Class. Beginners welcome. First and third Saturdays of the month, Rutland Free Library, 2nd floor, 10 Court St., Rutland. Free, 2 p.m. For more information, call Neil at 773-9594.

Opening reception. “I Know What I Saw,” the work of Rita Fuchsberg and Irene Minkoff. Live music and food. 4-7 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St., Poultney. 884-8052. www.stonevalleyarts.org.

Dancing with the Cannibal Giant. Five New Stories for the Great Transition. A documentary film portraying five remarkable stories of people and places transforming the world. Free, film starts at 4 p.m. BigTown Gallery, 99 North Main St., Rochester, 767-9670, www.bigtowngallery.com.

Roast Pork Dinner. toppings, sides, beverages, dessert this month will be chocolate and Hawaiian wedding cakes. 4:30 p.m. Pawlet Community Church, Route 133, Pawlet, 325-3428 or 325-3073.

Turkey Supper. Adults $12, children under 10 $5, 5:30 p.m. Take-out orders available by calling 989-2506. Orwell Town Hall, 494 Main St., Orwell.

Pot Pie Dinner. Homemade chicken and vegetarian pot pies, salad, desserts, benefits Haddassah Girl Empowerment Project in Uganda. $12 adults, $6 kids under 12, $30 family of four, 5 - 7 p.m. Wallingford Rotary Bldg., Main St., Wallingford.

Dinner Dance & Silent Auction. The Homeless Prevention Center’s 5th Annual Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction. $35/per person or $240 for a table of 8, 5 p.m. The Franklin Conference Ctr., 1 Scale Ave, Rutland, purchase tickets: 775-9286, go to our Facebook page.

Stick Season Social. Black River Good Neighbor Services fundraiser featuring dinner, cash bar, silent auction, raffles, and door prizes. $60,in advance, 6 p.m. Sam’s Steakhouse, 91 Rte. 103, Ludlow, 228-3663, brgn.org.

Gary Wade. returns for more dinner music by the lake. 6 p.m. Lake Bomoseen Lodge Tap Room, 2551 VT Rt. 30, Bomoseen, 468-5251.

The Starline Rhythm Boys 20th anniversary concert. Special guests Kevin Maul and Dorie Reid. $21 advance, $24 day of; $15 students, 7:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph, 728-6464, chandler-arts.org.

Karaoke 101 with Tenacious T. Whether you can sing or not, you CAN at Karaoke 101. 9:30 p.m. — 1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156, hideawaytavernvt.com.

Sunday 4 November

Yoga Dance. Guided movement exploration and yoga asanas, dance through the chakras. No prior dance or yoga necessary. Drop in. First class is just $5. Studio Serpentine at Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe St., Building H., Rutland, 772-7011, www.cobravt.com.

FHUHS basket raffle. Annual Fair Haven Slaters girls basketball team fundraiser for summer camp, gear, apparel. $5, 11 a.m. Fair Haven American Legion, 77 South Main St., Fair Haven.

Veterans Town Hall/Community Forum. Community event to establish a greater understanding between local veterans and the neighbors they fought for. veterans invited to share what their service means to them through a story, summary of service, message, letter home, etc. Non-veterans invited to listen, and to learn. Free, 1 p.m. American Legion Post 31, 33 Washington St, Rutland, 773-9777, vtvetstownhall.eventbrite.com.

Marriage, Metaphor & Mortality. The Poetry of Jane Kenyon. Explores Kenyon’s lifelong struggle with depression and what it was like for her to be married to someone who had achieved so much more in their chosen field. 3 p.m. BigTown Gallery, 99 North Main St., Rochester, 767-9670, www.bigtowngallery.com.

Science Pub. In Praise of Garbage with Matthew Moriarty, Professor of Archeology, Castleton University. A free monthly gathering and an informal presentation followed by lively discussion. 4 p.m. Fair Haven Inn, 5 Adams St., Fair Haven, 273-3663.

Klezmer Group. Do you play an instrument? Would you like to join an ensemble and play Klezmer music for fun? Join a weekly klezmer group. Music provided. All skill levels welcome. Sundays, 4-6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, RSVP 773-3455, office@RutlandJewishCenter.org.

Curling Club Open House. Learn more about the sport of curling. Demonstrations, and get on the ice to give it a try. Giorgetti Arena, 2 Oak Street ext., Rutland.

Meditation. Silent meditation in the Zen Buddhist tradition. Instruction provided. Donation, 5:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

Celebration of Lives. All Saints’ Sunday music and poetry event to honor those who have died. 7-8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland, 775-4301, www.gracechurchvt.org.

Andy Lugo. “Dirty Boost” frontman, Andy Lugo makes his solo debut at the Hide-A-Way. 7 - 10 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156.

Monday 5 November

Meet Matisse. Art Classes for Children and Teens. Learn about the life and work of Henri Matisse. Create original artwork in a similar style by making paintings with bold colors and “painting with scissors” as they create collage pieces. Mondays in November. $48 (scholarships available), 4 - 5 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney, sarahhutton4@hotmail.com.

Tobacco Cessation Class. Folks are invited to drop in on any these groups and receive free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) and other resources and supports. 5 p.m. CVPS/ Leahy Comunity Education, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland, 747-3768.

SVMUUSD Meeting*. SVMUUSD Finance Committee 5 p.m.

Zumba. Mondays and Wednesdays. A total workout combining all elements of fitness. Per class or punch card, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 353-2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Yoga...all levels. Vinyasa Flow Yoga class with Stefanie DeSimone. $5, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

OVUU School District Special Meeting. Info meeting re: Nov. 6 special election. 6:30 p.m. Otter Valley Union High School, 2997 Franklin St., Brandon, 247-5757, rnesu.org.

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 - 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Monday Open Mic. Share anything from music to poetry. All are welcome to come share their talents. Snacks provided. Every Monday from 7 - 9 p.m. The Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland.

SVMUUSD/ARSU Meetings. Slate Valley Modified Unified Union School: Finance Committee 5 p.m., District Informational Mtng. 6:30 p.m. Special SVMUUSD/ARSU Board Mtng. 7:30 p.m. Fair Haven Union High School, 33 Mechanic St., Fair Haven, 265-4966, Ext. 232.

Tuesday 6 November

RRMC Free Tobacco Cessation Class. Folks are invited to drop in on any these groups and receive free nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, or lozenges) and other resources and supports. Weekly, 11 a.m. Rutland Heart Center, 12 Commons St., Rutland, 747-3768, www.rrmc.org/classes-events.

Pottery for People in Recovery. Pat the Potter featured, all supplies provided. $5 donation, 3:15 p.m. Turning Point Center, 141 State St., Rutland, 773-6010, www.rutlandturningpoint.org.

“Back” in Shape Exercise Class. Combines gentle yoga moves, core strengthening, flexibility for those with back pain. $5, 4 p.m. Club Fitness, Diamond Run Mall, Rutland, 775-1300 to register.

Batik for Teens. 3-week class, $48, (Scholarships available) 4 -5 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main Street, Poultney, sarahhutton4@hotmail.com.

All Ages Open Mic. A chance to perform in front of a small group that appreciates talent and supports each and every person that shows up. Bj Cain hosting with guest hosts occasionally. First Tuesday of the month. Free, 6 p.m. Rick & Kat’s Howlin’ Mouse, 158 N. Main St. #2, Rutland, 772-7955.

Vermont College Fair. Opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from 10 Vermont colleges and universities and learn about admission requirements, housing, financial aid, scholarships, athletics, and specific majors. Free. College of St. Joseph Athletic Center, 71 Clement Road, Rutland, csj.edu, 776-5205.

At Wits End?. A free, open and confidential peer support group for families to learn about the signs and symptoms of drug use, what services are available and next step toward helping loved ones. A trained counselor is also present. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland, 775-4301, www.gracechurchvt.org.

Wednesday 7 November

Yoga Prana Shakti. Open level, spiritual and energetic physical practice, beginners welcome. $12, Wednesdays 9 - 10:15 a.m. Therapydia, 155 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 772-7801, Therapydiarutland.com.

“Serenity” Gentle Yoga. Perfect for beginners as well as practiced yogis looking for greater flexibility and a deeper sense of inner peace. See website for prices & Pkgs., 10 a.m. Sol Luna Farm, 329 Old Farm Rd., Shrewsbury, 592-9393, sollunafarm.com.

Therapydia Chair Yoga. $50 for 5 sessions. Wednesdays, 10:30 — 11:15 a.m. Therapydia, 166 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, 772-7801.

Tai Chi/ Balance Class. Class for those concerned about falling. $5, 11 a.m. Vermont Sports Medicine Center, 5 Albert Cree Dr., Rutland, 775-1300 to register.

Parkinsons Fitness Class. $5, Wednesdays noon, Vermont Sports Medicine Center at Club Fitness, 46 Diamond Run Mall Place, Unit 650, Rutland, 775-1300, www.vermontsportsmedicinecenter.com.

SVA Script Writer’s Workshop. An ongoing, weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing stage plays and screenplays. Novices through advanced script writers are welcome. A one-time registration fee: $10, plus $5 per class. 1 - 4 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St., Poultney, confirm by email: karenklami@gmail.com.

Great Courses: The American Civil War. Leading Civil War historian, Prof. Gary W. Gallagher details the effects of the Civil War on all Americans with a 30-min. lecture on DVD. Discussion follows facilitated by Joe Mark. The program will meet Wednesdays at the Castleton Community Center. Free and open to all. 1:30 p.m. 2108 Main St., Castleton. 468-3093.

Kids Karate. Ages 5- 16, adaptive classes available for students on the spectrum. Develop self-discipline, self-control and build self-esteem. Try a free class. 5 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353- 2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Jewish Discovery School. Program based on several core Jewish values. Curriculum designed to help students see connections between their daily lives and Jewish tradition, as well as a music-based approach to prayer that is fun and engaging. 4 - 6 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, www.rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Zumba. Mondays and Wednesdays. A total workout combining all elements of fitness. Per class or punch card, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 353-2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Figure Drawing. Expand on your observational and drawing skills with a live model. Every other Wednesday. $15, 6 — 8 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main St., Rutland, 775-0356, chaffeeartcenter.org.

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 - 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Meat Bingo. Bingo for meat prizes. Open to the public. $8, 6-7 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St., Rutland, 775-6892.

Yoga with Paula Liguori. Weekly Kripalu Yoga open to beginners to advanced practitioners. 6:15 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353-2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

Bread and Roses, Too. Katherine Paterson discusses her novel of historical fiction, the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Mass. textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy. Free, 7 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, 773-1860, vermonthumanities.org.

VRPOA Monthly Meeting. Guest speaker will be a representative from the Rutland City Fire Department who will talk about home fire safety with emphasis on smoke alarms and CO2 detectors. Open to the public. 7p.m. Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland, pmrofvrpoa@aol.com, 775-3660.

Song Circle. Song circle and jam session invites singers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners to share music. Fiddlers especially welcome. Songbook invites group singing. Donation, 7:15 - 9:15 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland, wildwoodsmusic.org.

College Wednesdays with DJ Mega. Spinning the latest and greatest in music. Top 40, Pop, Hip-hop, Old-School and more. 21+ id is a must. 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156, hideawaytavernvt.com.

Thursday 8 November

Tai Chi. “Yang 24,” with certified instructor, Larry Walter. Free, 2 p.m. Rutland Rec. Center, N. Street Ext., Rutland, 775-3855, lwalter@sover.net.

Pittsford Red Cross Blood Drive. The Red Cross urges donors of all blood types to give blood now to help keep the blood supply stable during the holidays. Canteen with soup, subs and homemade cookies. Noon - 5 p.m. Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church, 67 Gecha Lane, Pittsford. To make an appointment go to www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800- RED CROSS.

Great Courses: Great World Religions — Buddhism. Prof. Malcolm David Eckel surveys Buddhism from its origin in India in the 6th or 5th centuries B.C. to the present day. Begins with a 30 minute lecture by DVD followed by a discussion led by Scott Lobdell. The program meets Thursdays at 1 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St., Castleton. 468-3093.

Tai Chi: Yang 24. Free, 2 - 3 p.m. Rutland Recreation & Parks Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Tai Chi: Fall Prevention. A healthy activity for the muscles and the mind. Free, 3 - 4 p.m. Rutland Recreation & Parks Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Kids Karate. Ages 5- 16, adaptive classes available for students on the spectrum. Develop self-discipline, self-control and build self-esteem. Try a free class. 5 p.m. Academy at Rising Sun, 77 Furnace Rd., Pittsford, 353- 2259, academyatrisingsun.org.

QuickBooks Pop-Up Tutorials. Bring all your QuickBooks questions & problems and network with other users and advisers. Bring a laptop. Free. 5 - 7 p.m. Second Thursday of the month. Second flr. conference room, Addison County Economic Development Corporation, 1590 Route 7 South, Middlebury. Register in advance: addisoncountyedc.org.

Beginner’s Yoga. Learn to relax with easy Svaroopa yoga poses you can do at home. 5:30 - 7 p.m. Mountain Yoga, 135 Main St., Rutland, 775-5104.

“How Did I Get Here?”. Self-discovery class. $10, 6-7:30 p.m. Rutland Regional Medical Center CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center, 160 Allen St., Rutland,

Pottery Open Studio. Drop-in program with no instructions other than peer support and creativity. $5 a visit or a five-visit punch card $20, 7 - 9 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 N. St. Ext., Rutland, 773-1822. rutlandrec.com.

Black River Academy Museum Annual Potluck Dinner. Speeches, song and food. Please bring your appetite, a side dish, or dessert. 6 p.m. Church of the Annunciation in their community room, 7 Depot Street, Ludlow.

International Folk Dancing. Simple Israeli & European dances. All dances will be taught. No partner needed. No experience necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and non-slip shoes. Bring dry shoes to change into if ground is wet. 6:30 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455, www.rutlandjewishcenter.org.

Encore Theatre Presents “Arabian Nights”. Tales for all ages with music and dancing from Arabia. Performances on November 8, 9,15,16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, $5 students and seniors. Bring a canned good for the local food shelf and get in for half price. Rutland High School Theatre, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland. 770-1016. rhs.rutlandcitypublicschools.org.

Friday 9 November

Playgroup. Rutland County Parent-Child Center Playgroup each Friday. Free, 9:30 — 11 a.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland, 773-1860, rutlandfree.org.

Play Group. Educators Joni Lee and Milagro Turner present a fresh array of activities each week that focus on play, reading, crafts and socialization. for parents/caregivers and children birth through K. Arrive as early as 9:30 a.m. to network with other families. Free, 10 - 11 a.m. Pawlet Public Library, 141 School St., Pawlet, 325-3123, pawletpubliclibrary@wordpress.com.

Trip to Italy. Slide show of arts and culture in Tuscany Region. $5 or Osher membership, 1:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland, 773-1853, www.rutlandrec.com/godnick.

Opening Reception for Cellblock Visions. Prison Art in America. Work that proves the unlimited human capacity to create beauty and goodness exists in all of us, no less in an incarcerated person, and can be elicited just as violence can. 5 p.m. Runs Nov. 9 — Dec. 21. Castleton University Fine Arts Center, 45 Alumni Drive, Castleton.

MSES Annual Spaghetti Dinner. To benefit the 6th grade field trip to Washington, D.C. $9, $6 kids 5-12 and senior citizens, and children under 5 are free. 5 — 7 p.m. Middletown Springs Elementary School, South Street, Midletown Springs, 235-2435.

Mexican Pizza Night. Open to the public. $5, 5-7 p.m. VFW Post 648, 15 Wales St., Rutland, 775-6892.

Family Clay Play: All Ages. Spend quality time making bowls, mugs and more. Parent supervision is required. No need to preregister. $5 drop ins, or $20 five visit punch card. Fridays at 6 p.m. Rutland Recreation Courcelle Building, 16 North St. Ext., Rutland.

Encore Theatre Presents “Arabian Nights”. Tales for all ages with music and dancing from Arabia. Performances on November 8, 9,15,16 and 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, $5 students and seniors. Bring a canned good for the local food shelf and get in for half price. Rutland High School Theatre, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland. 770-1016. rhs.rutlandcitypublicschools.org.

Darol Anger and the Furies. Fiddle legend Darol Anger returns with his group The Furies. $23 advance, $26 day of show, 7:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph, 728-6464, www.chandler-arts.org.

Liquid Rhythm. Classic rock. 9:30 p.m. Hide-A-Way Tavern, 42 Center St., Rutland, 776-4156.

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