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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.

• The Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland will feature the works of Vermont artist Sean Dye through January 10. The exhibit will feature paintings and drawings that represent scenes from across Addison County Vermont. Located on Center Street Alley in Rutland gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11am - 6pm. Info: Sarah Karczmarczyk at castletoncolle

• RAVNAH December Foot Care Clinics. The cost of the foot clinic is $10. For more information please call 775-0568.
Wednesday, 1/14/2015, Rutland, Templewood Court, 10am
Thursday, 1/15/2015, Rutland, Maple Village, 10am
Wednesday, 1/21/2015, Dorset, Dorset Nursing Office, 8:30am
Wednesday, 1/21/2015, Rutland, Sheldon Towers, 9am
Wednesday, 1/21/2015, Rutland, Linden Terrace, 11am

• 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.

• Castleton Downtown Gallery in Rutland and Christine Prince Gallery in the Castleton Casella Theater will feature the works of local Vermont artist Richard Weis. Weis’ work will also be on display at the Chaffee Downtown gallery. The exhibit opens in Castleton Downtown and Chafee Downtown gallery locations on Wednesday, January 14 with a wine opening in both galleries on Friday, January 16 at 5pm. The Christine Price has an artist reception scheduled for January 22 at 12:30pm.

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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 14

• A fiddle jam will be held Wednesday, January 14, at the Godnick Adult Center in Rutland from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The jam welcomes fiddlers, players of acoustic instruments and listeners. Donations are welcome. For further information, call Jack Crowther at 775-1182 or visit the Wild Woods Music Co-op website at

January 15

• "The Anonymous People" film screening: Thursday January 15, 7pm, Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS), 2 Duane Court, Middlebury. "The Anonymous People", a critically acclaimed film on addiction recovery, seeks to change the addiction conversation from problems to solutions. Explore solutions for addiction recovery in Addison County. Free refreshments provided. Hosted by Turning Point Center of Addison County with support from Burlington Labs and CVUUS. Please contact the Turning Point Center at 388-4249 or with any questions.

• Rutland Young Professionals January Mix, Thursday, January 15, 5:30 – 8:30pm, at Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center, 223 Woodstock Ave., Rutland, VT. Guest Speakers Steve Lulek, Owner of GMRCC and Andy Weinberg, Asst. Professor of PE at Castleton College and co-founder of the Endurance Society. Learn how to stay active as an adult, especially during the winter. *Special clothing is not needed, just something that is free moving. Shoes will be provided. Food & beverages provided by GMRCC. Door prizes from: Vermont Sports and Fitness, The Gymnasium, Spartan Arena and Green Mountain Rock Climbing Center. You can complete a digital waiver online at before coming! Info: www.rutlandyoung

• Dynamic Aging presents “Stand Strong: Getting to the Core, January 15 1 to 3pm at Fellowship Hall, Grace Congregational Church, Rutland VT. This presentation by Regina Kohlhepp MS RN-BC will show you how to condition yourself for greater strength and balance.

• Poultney Woman's Club will have Rebecca Cook, local librarian, as guest speaker on Thursday, January 15 the Poultney. Her topics are always entertaining and informative. She will speak following the 7pm business meeting.

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January 17

• Killington Section GMC, Saturday, January 17, 10am Mystery Hike, Dorset. A short climb, 2 miles, 500 foot elevation gain, up a ridge on old roads. Skis, snowshoes or traction devices may be needed, and there is an option to add distance. Peter Grace 492-3529.

• Community BreakFast, Saturday, January 17, 8 – 10am at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Corner of North Main & Allen Streets,
Fair Haven. Farm-fresh scrambled eggs, sausage, homemade biscuits and preserves, juice, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in a friendly, family-style atmosphere. Only $1.00 per person -- kids 14 and under free! Handicapped-accessible dining available on the main floor.

• Working Woodlands Workshop – Winter Tree Identification, Saturday January 17, 10am-1pm at Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park. Parking at Billings Farm & Museum parking lot. No cost. Learn how to identify trees and shrubs during our Vermont winter, focusing on their twig, bud, needle and bark structure. Windsor County Forester Jon Bouton, will lead the discussion and snowshoe trek through woods at the Park, for a great hands-on learning experience. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors, snow or shine, and bring a bagged snack. Both adult and child snowshoes will be available if needed. Info: Jon Bouton (802) 281-5262 or email

January 18

• Fair Haven Historical Society Annual Meeting, Sunday, January 18 at 2pm in the Learning Center of the Fair Haven Grade School. Mike Stannard will present an overview of the historic forces of an engineering study of the first of three dams built on the Castleton River, the Depot Street Dam. His talk will include images of the area, historic references, and the study itself. If time permits, he may also cover briefly some of the proposed projects there at the dam. The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Info: 265-7913.

January 19

• Join the Rutland Count Master Gardeners for an interesting informational program 7, January 19th at the Godnick Center off Route 4 in Rutland. Andrea Luchini Head Gardener Hildene, will be speaking about Sustainable Landscapes. The evening is free.

January 24

• Benefit Pasta Dinner for Meals On Wheels Program at Italian American Club, 73 Grove Street, Rutland, Saturday, January 24, 5-7pm. $8 Adults. $5 children. Advanced reservations available by calling IAC 775-2125 (Leave Message With Contact Information).
Take Out Available. Menu: pasta, meatball, green salad & bread,
Desserts. Cash bar available.

January 25

• Adirondack Bluegrass League Show with Cedar Ridge and Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, Sunday January 25, 1pm at Mollie’s Mason Jar, 13 Park Ave. Ext., Hadley NY. Members $10. Non-members $12, Children under 12 and special needs Free. Info: www.adirondackblue