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• Vermont Farmers Market in the local area: 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.

• The Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland will feature the works of Vermont artist Sean Dye from December 1 - January 10, with an artist reception scheduled for Friday, December 12 at 6pm. The exhibit will feature paintings and drawings that represent scenes from across Addison County Vermont. The Castleton Downtown Gallery located on Center Street Alley in Rutland is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am - 6pm.
For more information on the exhibit or the Castleton Downtown Gallery please contact Sarah Karczmarczyk at castletoncollege

• The Christine Price Gallery at Castleton College will feature the works of local artists Bert Yarborough, Paul Bowen and M P Landis from December 1 - December 19, with an artist reception scheduled for Tuesday, December 2 at 12:30pm.The Christine Price Gallery on the Castleton College campus is open Monday through Friday From 8am – 4:30pm. Info: Sarah Karczmarczyk at castletoncollege

• RAVNAH December Foot Care Clinics. The cost of the foot clinic is $10. For more information please call 775-0568.
Monday, 12/01/14, Pittsford, Village Manor, 7 Arch St.11:30am
Wednesday, 12/03/14, Wallingford, Wallingford House, 10 N. Main St., 10:30 am
Thursday, 12/04/14, Rutland, Parker House, 129 Church St. 10am
Thursday, 12/04/14, Rutland, Bardwell House, 142 Merchants Row, 12:30pm
Friday, 12/05/14, Poultney, Young at Heart Senior Center, 206 Furnace St. 9:30am
Friday, 12/05/14, Ira, Ira Town Hall, 51 West Rd, 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.

November 27

• You are invited to attend a free Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the Poultney United Methodist Church from 12-2pm. This is a complete turkey dinner including dessert. All are Welcome!

November 29

• The Slate Valley Community monthly breakfast, Saturday, November 29, 8-10am 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. Take-outs available.

• Our Neighbors Table Annual Christmas Fair, November 29, 9am-3pm in the metal annex building at the Modern Woodmen on Route 30. Signs by the road. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, lottery ticket board and food. Info: Becky at 802 783-8036.

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November 30

• Skene Manor Annual Basket Party, Sunday, November 30 at the Whitehall High School. Doors open at 11:30am and Drawings begin at 1:30pm. Admission tickets are $5 each and additional tickets are $2 each. An admission ticket is required of everyone age 5 yrs. and older. Complimentary cookies, a light lunch is available. Many big, beautiful baskets, raffles and a 50/50. To make a donation or for info (518) 499-1906, Jean at 499-0913 or Joan at 499-1022.

December 2

• Santa’s Arrival, Tree Lighting and Winter Movie Series Kick-off, Tuesday, December 2, Downtown Rutland. Santa comes to town to light the downtown Christmas Tree and kick off the holiday season. Celebrate with Christmas,, hot chocolate, goodies and more! Follow Santa to the Paramount Theatre for the chance to sit on his lap, and stick around for a double movie feature at 7pm – Frosty the Snowman and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas! Free. 6:30pm. Depot Park in Downtown. Info: (802) 773-9380,

December 3

• Community Supper, Wednesday December 3 at 6pm at Mil Village Chapel, Route 7 North, Rutland Town. Baked ham, potato, salads, bread, coffee, dessert, and more. $9 adults, $4 under 13. Bring your own place setting. Benefits the operating fund. Last Supper this year – Merry Christmas everyone.

• Song circle and jam session, Wednesday, December 3, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland from 7:15 to 9:15pm. The song circle welcomes singers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners. Donations are welcome. Info: Jack Crowther 775-1182 or visit

December 5

• Wine, Cheese, Art & Books @ the Maclure Library, Friday December 5, 6-8pm. A silent auction of specially selected books and original art. Preview beginning November 24. Wine from around the world with local delicious bites.

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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 editor@samsgood
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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December 6

• Benson Community Craft Fair December 6 at Benson Village School from 10am to 4pm to Benefit Benson First Response. Space Available Call Colleen Hoard at 537-3521.

• Christmas tour of the historic Marble Mansion Inn, Saturday, December 6 from 12 to 4pm. Admission is $7 ($5 for Seniors, free for children under 12). A Silent Auction and hourly door prizes will be part of the day's activities. All proceeds go to the Fair Haven Historical Society. A festively decorated mansion, refreshments and holiday music will be included. For more information please call Mary McNeil 265-3240.

• Lazy Acres Equines is hosting an Open Barn Event December 6 from 1-5pm. Ellen Miller and Catie Hill of the Ellen Miller Riding School demonstrate upper level dressage and riding to music. Judith Faulk will demonstrate equine massage techniques. Gift items, gift certificates and lesson packages will be available for purchase. There will be instructors available to discuss natural horse training, mounted shooting and centered riding. Info: Michelle 802-236-5745.

• Christmas Craft Fair & Flea Market, Bake Sale, Luncheon, Raffles, December 5 at West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station. Come meet Santa. 9am – 3pm. Santa will arrive at 12:30pm. For vendor space contact Edna Winot 802 645-1074.

• St. Alphonsus Christmas Fair, Saturday, December 6, 9 am-2 pm at the Parish Hall, Route 7 South, Pittsford, Vermont. Featuring Thirty-One products, White Elephant Table, used books, antiques, handcrafted items, silent auction items, Tea Cup Raffle, baked goods. Lunch will be available. Info: Kelley Mills 802-247-8886 or

• The Parish of St. Bridget in West Rutland Christmas Sale on Saturday, December 6, from 9am to 2:30pm in the Parish Hall. There will be a variety of homemade crafts from different vendors, photography, Pampered Chef, Avon, Bake Sale, White Elephant and Huge Basket Raffle. Info: Peg Harvey at 438-5771 or the rectory at 438-2490 for more information.

December 9

• Rutland Area VNA & Hospice 2014 Tree of Remembrance Tree Lighting Ceremony and Memorial Service, December 9, 6pm at Franklin Conference Room, Howe Center. Gather with others to remember and honor hospice patients, friends and relatives who have died. RSVP Ann 802 770-1516.

• Winter Movie Series: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer, Tuesday, December 9, Paramount Theatre, Rutland, Free. 7pm. Info: (802) 773-9380,

December 10

• Fiddle Jam, Wednesday, December 10, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The jam welcomes fiddlers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners. Donations welcome. Info: Jack Crowther at 775-1182 or visit .