• Rutland Downtown Farmers Market: Saturdays from 10am-2pm inside at 251 West Street, Rutland.
• Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Blood Pressure and Foot Care Clinics. Suggested donation of $2 for blood pressure and $10 for foot care. For more information please call 775-0568.
Wednesday, 12/4 Wallingford House 10:30am Wallingford
Thursday, 12/5/13 Parker House 10:00am Rutland
Thursday, 12/5/13 Bardwell House 12:30pm Rutland
Friday, 12/6/13 Young at Heart 9:30am Poultney
Friday, 12/6/13 Ira Town Hall 12:30pm Ira
Thursday, 12/12/13 Castleton Meadows 12:30pm Castleton
Friday, 12/13/13 Rupert Fire House 10:00am Rupert
Monday, 12/16/13 Meadows SCU 10:30am Rutland
• TOPS - Taking Off Pounds Sensibly meets every Tuesday at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 85 West Street, Rutland. Weigh-in 5:00 - 5:25, Meeting 5:30 - 6:30. For additional information call Robin @ 483-2967
• Public supper at Mill Village Chapel, Rte 7 North, Rutland Town. Wednesday December 4, 6pm. Ham, potato, squash, salads, desserts, coffee, more. $8 adults. Bring your own plate and silverware. Benefits operating fund. Last supper of the year. Thanks & Merry Christmas everyone!
• Public preview of RSVP Operation Dolls and More Program display of items to be donated to non-profit organizations at Trinity Church, West St., Rutland, Vt. December 5 1:30 – 4:30pm.
• Chittenden, Wildwood Open Mic, Friday, December, 7pm at Church of the Wildwood, 347 Holden Rd. Musicians, poets and storytellers of all ages invited to perform. Desserts & beverages available. Come to entertain and/or listen and sing along. Portion of free-will donation benefits Red Bird Mission. First 12 performers to call Donna Martin at (802) 483-2234 or email email@example.com will get a 10-minute spot.
• Friends of the Rutland Free LibraryBook Sale, Friday December 6 10am - 4:30pm and Saturday December 7 10am – 2pm. Thousandsof new and gently-usedhard cover and paperbackbooks, puzzles, CDs, DVDs for all ages! Books are organized by category and author.Children's books organized by age/grade level. Mostitems $.25 - $3. Info: 773-1860
• Killington Section GMC, 7 December, Saturday, 9am. Willard Gap to the Elbow, Mendon. From Willard Gap (LT) we will bushwhack westerly along a natural spur ridge to the height of land with nice views to the south. Then northeasterly along a similar spur ridge back down to LT and then follow trail westerly to the Elbow and northeasterly along Elbow Road to North Sherburne. Will be spotting cars. Difficult, 5 miles. Larry Walter 775-3855
• Annual Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, Dec. 7, 9am to 3pm at Whitehall Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, off County Rt. 12. Bazaar includes Christmas decorations, Crafts, Regifts, Flea Market, Bakery, RADA Cutlery, Toys. Lunch 11am: homemade soup, sandwich, beverage, cookie for $5. Come and join us and have some fun. Take Outs are available. Church Office 499-0851
• Shrewsbury Library’s Holiday Celebration, Silent Auction and 9th Annual Cookie Swap, Saturday, December 7, 7pm. In the Great Room enjoy refreshments and live background music by Shrewsbury’s own Marcos Levy. Silent Auction upstairs. Bake a 3-4 dozen of your favorite cookie recipe to share. 98 Town Hill Rd, Cuttingsville. Vt. Info: 802-492-3410 or email shrewsburylibrary492@
• Pittsford Farmers Market Craft Show, Saturday, December 7 9am to 2pm at Lothrop School Gym, 3447 US Route 7, Pittsford. Support local artisans!A wide variety of jewelry, pottery, crafts, knit/crochet items, Food and more. Info: Kelly at 483-6351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Annual St. Alphonsus Parish Christmas Fair, in the Parish Hall, Route 7, Pittsford on Saturday, December 7, 9am-2pm. white elephant table, baked goods, teacup raffle, traditional raffle, silent auction, crafts, antiques, with lunch available. Info: Kelley Mills at 802-247-8886 after 5 pm or email at email@example.com
• St. Alphonsus Christmas Bingo, December 7, St. Alphonsus Hall, Route 7, Pittsford, VT. Doors open at 4pm. Plenty of food in the kitchen! 24 games to be played
$2,000 in CASH giveaways! TV to be given away! Safaris 50/50, Weazels, Pull tickets. If bad weather, Bingo may be postponed. Info: Pat Eugair: 802-558-8891
• The Parish of St. Bridget in West Rutland will host a Christmas Sale on Saturday, December 7, 9am to 2:30pm in the Parish Hall.Sixteen vendor tables with varied crafts and homemade items, photography, Pampered Chef, Avon, maple cotton candy, bake sale and huge basket raffle.
Lunch counter from 11 am to 1 pm. Info: Peg Harvey 438-5771 or the rectory at 438-2490.
• St. Patrick's Church Christmas Bazaar Wallingford, Saturday, December 7, 9am – 3pm. Handmade craft items, basket auction, Chinese auction, regifting table, plant sale, religious items, huge bake sale with homemade candies, teas, coffees, muffin and cookie mixes in gift jars, handmade balsam wreaths and garlands, luncheon with homemade soups, chili and sandwiches. Wallingford Elementary School and the Congregational Church are also having big craft fairs. Come and spend the day with us.
• Hands for Hope Thrift Store 7 Year Celebration, December 7, 10-2, door prizes and refreshments. South Main St., Wallingford VT.
• Christmas Bazaar at Mendon Methodist Church on December 7, 9am to 3pm. For more info call 776-1065.
• St. Paul's Annual Christmas Bazaar, Saturday, December7, 9 am to 2 pm at the Orwell Town Hall in Orwell. Handmade gifts and crafts, Christmas decorations, raffle, silent auction, flea market,bake sale, lunch and refreshments. Benefit St. Paul's Church. For info Kathy Buxton at 802-948-2049.
• 37th Annual Holiday Craft Fair at Wallingford Elementary School, Saturday, December 7,10am-3pm. A homemade luncheon of soups, sandwiches and desserts will be served. Lots of door prizes will be given away! Fresh balsam wreaths, gourmet foods, silent auction of themed gift baskets, jewelry, fine art, hand-made candies, folk art, sewn, knitted and crocheted items, bake sale, door prizes, and more. Proceeds benefit the Student Enrichment Activities Fund.
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• West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, December 8 at the firehouse from 7:30am to 11am. Menu includes regular, chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage and bacon. Coffee, milk and orange juice are also available. All are welcome. $7 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5 years. Proceeds are dedicated for equipment and training needs. The firehouse is on Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet, Rutland County, Vt. It is a handicap accessible site. Info: Antonio Landon at (802) 345-4312 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
• Middletown Springs 19th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Sunday, December 8, 10am – 3pm at Middletown Springs Elementary School on South St. Gifts, goodies, wreaths, maple goodies, honey, ornaments, paintings, woodenware, soaps, cards, jewelry, and more. Food sale to benefit the 5th and 6th graders class trip.
• 2nd annual Christmas Sing-Along in Danby, Sunday, December 8 at 3pm. All ages, voices and singing levels. No experience required. Refreshments. Nearly 80 participated last year. Bring family, neighbors and friends to make this year even bigger. Fronts steps of the "Big Yellow Building" at 34 South Main Street, Danby – one block off Rte 7. Look for the decorations and the holiday crowd. Dedicated in memory of George Stone.
• Handel’s Messiah, Sunday, December 8 at 3:30 and 7pm at Grace Church, Rutland, VT. The Rutland Area Chorus, soloists and orchestra will perform under the direction of Rip Jackson. A free will offering will be accepted and a reception will follow the 7pm performance. For more information call 775-4301.
• Gilman Chapter #88 Order of Eastern Star, West Rutland, Vt. regular meeting. Tuesday December 10, at 7:30pm. A Pot Luck Supper will be held at 6:00 PM. Meeting to follow at 7:30pm. Please bring food items for West Rutland Food Shelf. All Eastern Star Members are welcome.
The Book Nook co-hosts a “Polar Express” Party with the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library Thursday December 12 at 3pm at the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library in Proctorsville. There will be activities for kids to enjoy as well as a pre-recorded reading of “Polar Express” done by Liam Neeson. In addition, copies of “Polar Express” available at The Book Nook with20% of sales to donated to help the Cavendish Fletcher Community Library.
• 34th Annual Pittsford Holiday Shopping After-Hours Event & Raffle, December 13, 4-8pm. Check website for details www.pittsfordbusiness
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• Santa at Freihofer Bakery Outlet, Saturday, December 14, 10am-12pm. Bring a non-perishable food item and receive one free loaf of bread, 69 Park St., Rutland VT. 775-4986.
• Book Signing at The Book Nook in Ludlow, Saturday December 14. Austin Burbank will be signing copies of his Tinmouth Pond Series of books in the store from 2pm - 4pm.Burbank books tell the story of Little Clint as he discovers the secret world under his beloved Tinmouth Pond.
• Pittsford Farmer Market Craft Show, Saturday 14 - 9am to 2pm at Lothrop School Gym, 3447 US Route 7, Pittsford
Shop Local this Holiday Season! Support local artisans! Join us for a wide variety of jewelry, pottery, crafts, knit/crochet items, Food and more. Info: Kelly at 483-6351 or email@example.com
• CSJ Freezing Finals 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, December 14. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the CSJ Athletic Center with the 5K run and walk beginning at 10 a.m. $10 for adults to register in advance or on the day of the event $15 or $10 plus two canned food items. Free for participants age 16 and younger. Proceeds benefit Rutland Community Cupboard. This pet-friendly event is fun for the whole family and includes an ugly holiday sweater competition, with the top-three receiving a prize. Free refreshments, including hot cocoa, will be available. Register in advance at www.csj.edu/fun.
• “Traditional Christmas Buffet” at American Legion Post 31, 33 Washington St., Rutland, December 14, 5:30 - 7:30pm. Menu: Roast Vermont turkey, double glazed ham, coquille St. Jacque, confetti rice pilaf, mashed red potatoes, glazed baby carrots, house cornbread stuffing, pickles olives, relish assortments, fresh salad, dessert buffet table. As much as you care to eat for $15, children 5-12 $8. Please come and enjoy our great meals and dancing with live music by Rutland’s own “Whisper Band” for only $5. Please call ahead for reservations and private tables. 773-9777.
• Friends of the Rutland Free LibraryBook Sale, Monday, December 16 4-8pm. 10 Court St., Rutland, Vt. New and gently usedhard cover and paperbackbooks, puzzles, CDs, DVDs for all ages organized by category and author. Children's books organized by age/grade level.Mostitems $.25 - $3. All proceeds go to support library activities and collections. www.rutlandfree.org, 773-1860
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Calendar events should be mailed to Samís Good News, 162 North Main St., Stony Brook Plaza, Rutland, VT 05701 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to your event. We are unable to take calendar events over the phone. Any event that is ongoing will appear for three weeks and will have to be resubmitted if you would like it to continue in the calendar.
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