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• Rutland Downtown Farmers Market - Saturdays from 10am-2pm inside at 251 West Street Rutland, VT and Wednesdays from 4pm-7pm inside at 251 West Street Rutland, VT.

• RAVNAH December Foot Care Clinics. The cost of the foot clinic is $10. For more information please call 775-0568.
Wednesday, 1/28/2015, Rutland, Godnick Center, 12:30pm
Thursday, 1/29/2015, North Clarendon, Community Center, 12:30pm
Monday, 2/02/15, Pittsford, Village Manor, 7 Arch St.11:30am
Wednesday, 2/04/15, Wallingford, Wallingford House, 10 N. Main St., 10:30am
Thursday, 2/05/15, Rutland, Parker House, 129 Church St. 10am
Thursday, 2/05/15, Rutland, Bardwell House, 142 Merchants Row, 12:30pm

• RAVNAH Cholesterol Screenings for $30 every month:
Clinics held at the Rutland Office are the 1st Wednesday - call 775-0568 for an appointment. Clinics held at the Dorset Office are the 3rd Wednesday - call 362-1200 for an appointment.

• Help With Health Insurance. Open enrollment for health care insurance plans ends February 15th. If you need help finding the best plan for you or your family, the Navigators at the Rutland Free Clinic are ready to help. The service is free and you can get started by calling 775-1360 and ask for Carol or Laurie to set up an appointment or walk in from 9-4 to 145 State Street.

• Free Tutoring. Maclure Library is offering free tutoring by retired high school teachers every week through the end of the school year. Subjects include math, science, Spanish, French, history, language arts. Call for dates and more information, 483-3972. Maclure Library, Pittsford, VT.

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Calendar events should be mailed to Sam’s Good News, 162 North Main St., Stony Brook Plaza, Rutland, VT 05701 or emailed to 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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January 29

• Children’s Story Time, Thursday, January 29, 10 – 10:45am, Rutland Free Library, Fox Program Room, 10 Court Street
Rutland. Join June Osowski, Children’s Librarian and WIC for a special time filled with stories, songs, movement, and a fun craft. No registration is required. Suggested for ages 2 and older. Free and open to all!

• Southwest Freedom Riders monthly meeting at 7pm on Thursday, January 29 at Denny's Restaurant, 361 Main St., Rte. 7, Rutland, VT. Guests and new members welcome! Info: 1-888-299-SWFR."

January 30

• Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture Series. January 30. Best Foot Forward. Mary T. Schuh, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine will talk about the care of healthy feet and review the various foot problems that can affect the senior foot. Her lecture will look at circulatory issues, bunions, ingrown toenails, neuromas, plantar fasciitis and the best way to treat these problems. 1:30 to 3pm at Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland. Info: 446-2041 or 492-2300.

January 31

• Slate Valley Community monthly breakfast, Saturday, January 31st from 8-10 at the Poultney United Methodist Church on Main Street.
Delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, homemade biscuits, jams, juice, tea and hot chocolate. Adults $1 and children under 15 free. Handicapped accessible. Everyone is welcome to attend. This breakfast is held the last Saturday of every month. Take-outs available.

• Compass Music and Arts Center Crafters Sale, January 31, 10-4pm. Crafting supplies, surplus yarns, fabrics or other materials, as well as completed crafted items, all at discounted rates. Come browse and visit with local crafters like yourself, stock up on supplies, or perhaps find a new hobby! Spaces can be reserved through Thursday, January 29th. Visit or call 802-247-4295 for more details. Compass Music and Arts Center is located at Park Village, 333 Jones Dr. Brandon VT.

• Devil's Bowl Speedway Banquet of Champions, Saturday, January 31 at the Holiday Inn in Rutland, VT. Contact Justin St. Louis for info (802) 355-3282 or via email at devilsbowlspeedway@

• Roast Pork Dinner - Homemade pies, Saturday, January 31, 5 – 7pm, Rotary Building, 96 North Main St, Wallingford, VT. Proceeds benefit Rotary charities. Info: Barry Griffith 802-492-3573 or

• Basket Raffle to Benefit Benson School 8th Grade trip to Washington D.C., January 31, 11am – 2pm at Castleton American Legion. $5 admission, $2 extra sheet.

• Killington Section GMC. Saturday, January 31, 10am (better weather date, Sunday, February 1) Lily Pond, Bomoseen. Snowshoe or ski to a pretty beaver pond, past historic slate quarries and otter slides. 3.5 miles, moderate, with options to go further. Sue Thomas 773-2185

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February 3

• Chester Conservation Committee free solar information workshop on February 3, 7 - 8:30 at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main Street, Chester, VT. Lee Gustafson, of NET Zero Renewables in Chester, a GMP rep and Anika James from Sun Common will speak. Topics include elements of a solar evaluation, financial implications and efficient heating/cooling units. Info: David Nanfeldt,, 802-875-4309.

February 4

• The Whisper Band will perform Classic Rockin’ Country at the Highline Lodge, 96 West Park Road, Killington VT, Saturday February 4, 7 to 10pm.

• Meat Bingo by VFW Post 648 Ladies Auxiliary, February 4, 6pm, 15 Wales St., Rutland VT Proceeds go to Ladies Cancer Fund and to help pay bills. Open to public.

• Vermont Rental Property Owners Association monthly meeting, Wednesday February 4 at VFW Post #648, 15 Wales Street, Rutland, VT in the main room at 7pm. Guest speaker will be Deborah G Hall from the Homeless Prevention Center who will discuss her organization's role in housing. The public is invited. Info: call Ron @ 802-725-8194 or Pat @ 802-775-3660.

• Song circle and jam session, Wednesday, February 4, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Singers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners welcome. A songbook of popular folksongs encourages group singing. Donations are welcome. Info: Jack Crowther 775-1182 or visit

February 6

• Jewelry & Chocolate at Slate Valley Museum, Friday, February 6 from 7-9pm. Shannon Gouldwill present a display of her handmade jewelry and demonstrate how she creates her unique piece. Free refreshments. Throughout the evening, visitors can peruse and enjoy a chocolate bar, featuring chocolate beverages and sweet treats. Free. Reservations not required. Slate Valley Museum, 17 Water St., Granville, NY www.slatevalley
Tel. 518-642-1417

February 7

• Vermont Ostomy Support Group meeting, February 7, 10 to 11:30am, guest speaker Ann LaRocque, LCMHC will discuss how to manage change and address the emotional and psychological aspects of living with an ostomy. The meeting will be held at the RAVNAH meeting rooms at 7 Albert Cree Drive Rutland Vermont, and are free and open to the public. Light beverages and snacks will be provided. Info: Lawrence, MSN, RN, CWOCN at 802 770-1682.

• Annual Woodchuck Festival in West Pawlet, VT, Saturday February 7, 10am to 3pm at Mettawee Community School, 5788 Vermont Route 153. A fundraiser for the Auxiliary and Fire Department of West Pawlet. Crafts, food, and lots of games for all ages. Contact: Beth (Kashner) Moser-Duquette (802)-645-0398 or Dave Morgan (802)-645-0158.

• MSJ Spark Your Winter blues auction and dance at Holiday Inn in Rutland, February 7. Basket auction, silent auction, live auction, dancing (music provided by Michael Coppinger). Tickets $10 per person available from any CKS or MSJ family or at school offices. Check for auction items. Info: 802 775-0151 or 802 236-3485.

February 8

• Pancake Breakfast in West Pawlet, VT, Sunday February 8, 7:30am to 11am at the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department firehouse at 2806 Vermont Route 153 (Main Street). A fundraiser for the fire department. Pancakes of many varieties, waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and West Pawlet's world-famous home fries. Info: Antonio Landon (802)-345-4312.

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