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Weston Playhouse presents: An Iliad

Showtimes vary. Weston Playhouse in Weston. $50-$75/person.

July 14 through August 7 the Weston Playhouse presents “An Iliad”. The eternal, enchanting power of storytelling comes to life in this gripping adaptation of Homer’s classic. A solitary storyteller on a bare stage throws us right into the midst of conflict where heroes and countries clash in a quest for power and glory. In this vibrant retelling, the Trojan War and the present day are set side by side as the excitement of an ancient tale is catapulted into an intimate, urgent, and spellbinding story for today. For more info or to purchase tickets visit westonplayhouse.org.

Killington Wine Festival

Various locations in Killington.

The 21st annual Killington Wine Festival combines some Wine Fest traditions and dynamic programming in a month’s long celebration of wine in the heart of the Green Mountains. The KPAA along with Farrell Distributing will celebrate the festival throughout the entire month of July. Enjoy a bottle (or two!) from a carefully curated selection of wines. A portion of the proceeds from every bottle purchased will be donated back to the KPAA. A silent auction filled with great local products and service will be open all of July. Area restaurants will participate Killington Wine Trail by offering special food and wine pairings, as well as wine tastings. For more info and to register visit killingtonwinefestival.com.

Fit and Fun exercise class

9:30 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. $15/month.

Low impact, aerobic, and stretching routines; move to lively, sing-a-long music led by Marilyn Sheldon. Feel better, increase strength, balance and flexibility. Preregistration required. Limited space. Call 802-773-1853 to reserve your spot.

Movers and Shakers

11 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.

This free program of low-impact exercise is designed for people with Parkinson’s, or anyone else who wishes to maintain or improve flexibility, strength, and balance in a supportive and relaxing environment. Start your week off right and work out with us. Call 802-773-1853 to reserve your spot.

Tails and Tales: Trickster Tales!

1 p.m. Sherburne Memorial Library in Killington. Free.

The Sherburne Memorial Library presents Trickster Tales! Participants will tell funny stories about various animals and make a themed-craft. A light snack will be provided. This is an outdoor event. All ages are welcome. For more info call 802-422-9765 or visit sherburnelibrary.org.

Rutland Summer Farmers’ Market

1 p.m. Depot Park in Rutland. Free.

The Vermont Farmers Market is proud to hold two outdoor markets in Rutland in the summer time. Can’t make it to the Saturday Market? Need more veggies and goods halfway through the week? The Wednesday market is your go-to for all things Vermont Farmers Market mid-week!

Activity groups for older Vermonters: games and social time

2 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Do you enjoy games and activities? Are you living alone and want to have fun with others who are also managing life alone during the pandemic? Join a weekly group for virtual interactive games and other fun activities that promote connection and coping skills. Repeats every Wednesday 2-3 p.m. until July 28. To register visit bit.ly/gamesandsocialtime.

Bike Bum Race Series

2 p.m. Killington Resort. Costs vary.

The Killington Mountain Bike Club & Von Trapp Brewing are excited to bring back the Bike Bum Race Series on Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for an all ages race series that’s as much fun as it is competition. Sign up to ride solo, or with a team of up to five people. Racers will be placed in divisions by age class and will have one timed run each week. All races will be held on beginner/intermediate trails ensuring fun for all bikers. Teams may register for $175, individuals for $50 or register for just one race for $15. Registration takes place at the top of the course on Middle-Lower Rabbit Hole. For more info visit killington.com.

WAMBA Wednesday Night Gravel Ride

5:30 p.m. Woodstock.

WAMBA Wednesday night gravel ride held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Route will be posted on Strava each week at our club page: strava.com/clubs/WAMBA-Vermont. For more info visit mtbwoodstock.com.

Slate Valley Trail Group MTB Rides

5:30 p.m. Locations vary.

Join Slate Valley Trails for this socially distanced group mountain bike ride weekly on Wednesdays this summer. They will ride trails mostly in the SVT network, but occasionally meet at other locations. Start time is 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For more info visit slatevalleytrails.org.

Cavendish Summer Concert Series presents Rick Davis and Friends 

6 p.m. The Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville. Free.

The Town of Cavendish will present the annual summer music series Wednesday evenings starting July 7 through August 11 at 6 p.m. on the Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville. The July 28 concert sees the return of Rick Davis and Friends, who wowed the Proctorsville Green last summer. Rick and his friends have been a staple of the Vermont music scene for many years. For more info visit bit.ly/CavendishConcerts.

Explore Drawing with Piper

6 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. $35/class.

Students will work with line drawing, shading techniques, perspective and light; using pencil, charcoal and some color. All abilities welcome. This class is for ages 16+. For more info visit chaffeeartcenter.org.

Music on the Hill: Small Change

6:30 p.m. Artistree at 2095 Pomfret Road in Pomfret. $5/person.

Small Change is the Premier Tom Waits Tribute Band dedicated to performing the jazz-influenced music of Tom Waits. For more info visit artistreevt.org.

AlAnon and Alateen

7 p.m. A Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 6 Church Hill Road in Rutland. Free.

Al-Anon and Alateen are organizations that aim to help relatives, friends, coworkers, and others affected by the drinking of people they know. Al-Anon meetings are open to everyone, while Alateen meetings are for teenagers (and occasionally preteens). Collectively, the meetings are known as Al-Anon Family Groups (AFG). For more info visit good-shepherd.org/events/al-anon.

Seven to Sunset: Satin and Steel

7 p.m. Main Street Park in Rutland. Free.

A new band will play from the Gazebo at Main Street Park every Wednesday throughout the Summer starting at 7 p.m.! All events are free to the public! This week Satin and Steel will be playing. For more info visit rutlandrec.com/7tosunset.

Music at the Riverbend: The Revenants

7 p.m. Behind the Brandon Inn in Brandon. Free.

Music at the Riverbend presents the Revenants. Original, contemporary & classical Americana music. For more info visit brandon.org.

“Laughing Wild”

8 p.m. Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester. $50/person.

The Dorset Theatre Festival is proud to announce its 44th season. The outdoor season begins with the blast-from-the-1980s comedy “Laughing Wild” by Christopher Durang from July 9-31. The play stars a man and a woman struggling to cope with life in modern America. Over the course of two monologues and a chance meeting inside of a dream, the characters take on everything from the supermarket to nuclear waste to their own frenetic psyches. Dorset Theatre Festival’s main stage productions begin at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. For more info and to purchase tickets visit dorsettheatrefestival.org.

“An Iliad”

7:30 p.m. Walker Farm in Weston. $50-$75/person.

The eternal, enchanting power of storytelling comes to life in this gripping adaptation of Homer’s classic. A solitary storyteller on a bare stage throws us right into the midst of conflict where heroes and countries clash in a quest for power and glory. In this vibrant retelling, the Trojan War and the present day are set side by side as the excitement of an ancient tale is catapulted into an intimate, urgent, and spellbinding story for today. Showtimes are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. from July 14-Aug. 6. For more info or to purchase tickets visit westonplayhouse.org.

Free Thursday Meditation

6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eagles Nest Studio, 2363 US-RT4, Killington. Free.

Reoccurring Free Thursday Meditation offered in the former Mountain Meadows building, below Base Camp Outfitters. Limited to 8 people. Please RSVP at 802-356-2946 or email [email protected]

Circle of Parents

10 a.m. Virtual. Free. Virtual.

Circle of Parents is a professionally facilitated, peer led self-help support group for parents and other caregivers. Participants meet weekly for 60-90 minutes online in virtual meetings. To find a group appropriate for you, call 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) or 1-802-229-5724 or email [email protected]

Tai Chi Level 2

10 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.

Often described as “meditation in motion,” Tai Chi is a mind-body practice, originating in China as a martial art. This class is a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable way to move with mindfulness and enjoy the camaraderie of others while practicing. For more information call 802-773-1853 or email [email protected]

Killington Bone Builders

10 a.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington. Free.

In the meeting room at Sherburne Memorial Library. Weights provided. For more info call Pat 802-422-3368.

Meditation for Your Life

11 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free. Meditation for Your Life is easy to learn and easy to practice. Meditation creates the ability to improve all of our daily challenges. We believe that meditation will be beneficial to seniors and we will gear our classes to accomplishing a healthy attitude and spirit for all. Sessions are lead by Brian Salmanson. All participants will be sitting on a chair. To reserve your spot call 802-773-1853.

Drive-up pick-up meals

12 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. $3.50 Donation ages 65+, $6 fee under age 65. Reservations required.

Godnick Center, in partnership with Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels, is providing drive-up pick-up meals on Mondays and Thursdays at noon at the Godnick Center. For more info or to make a reservation call 802-773-1853.

VLS lecture series

12 p.m. Virtual. Free.

The Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law Schools (VLS) is hosting its annual Hot Topics in Environmental Law summer lecture series on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Delcianna Winders, Lewis & Clark Law School, will hold her presentation on “Bird Brains? Our Evolving Understanding of Chickens – and Their Lagging Legal Status”. Free and open to the public, the lectures will be streamed virtually at vermontlaw.edu/live and on Facebook Live. For more info visit vermontlaw.edu/live.

Weston Playhouse presents: Seussical

1 p.m. Weston Playhouse, Weston. Free.

July 22 through August 7 the Weston Playhouse presents “Seussical”. Follow Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and more of your favorite characters into the colorful, zany world of Dr. Seuss! An afternoon of storybook fun and “all the thinks you can think” for your whole family. This is a Weston Young Company production, premiering under the tent at Walker Farm and on tour throughout the state. For more info about showtimes and locations visit westonplayhouse.org

Canvas Pin

1 p.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington. Free.

Wear your art as jewelry. Paint a mini canvas with acrylic paint and wear your art for all to see. No drawing or painting skills required. Participants will be supported with images to draw and paint. To register email [email protected]

Tai Chi Level 1

2:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.

Often described as “meditation in motion,” it is a mind-body practice, originating in China as a martial art. This class is a fun, relaxing, and enjoyable way to move with mindfulness and enjoy the camaraderie of others while practicing. Call (802)773-1853 or email [email protected] for more info.

Covid Recovery Through Wellness

3 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Are you interested in developing a healthier and more meaningful life while managing the Covid 19 pandemic? Join the Covid Support VT staff for exploration of the 8 components of wellness and balance. Each week, facilitators will focus on one aspect of the Wellness Wheel, and provide support, encouragement and opportunities for interaction for participants as they find new ways towards wellness. Repeats every Tuesday 1-2 p.m. and Thursday 3-4 p.m. until July 29. To register visit bit.ly/Covidrecoverythroughwellness.

Circle of Parents in Recovery

3 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Support group meets weekly online on Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m. For more info and to join a group contact Amber at [email protected] or 802-498-0603.

NAMI Connection peer support group

3 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Struggling with managing your mental health? NAMI Connection Peer Support Group can help. This is a free, 90-minute recovery support group for people living with a mental health condition. For more info. visit namivt.org/support/peer-support-groups/.

Circle of Parents for Grandparents

4 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Meets weekly online. Run by Prevent Child Abuse VT. For info and to join a group contact Amber at [email protected] or 802-498-0603.

Kid’s Yoga

5 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. $15/class.

This class offers kids the opportunity to learn the basics of yoga and mindfullness with instructor Darlene Perry. This class is for children ages 8-12. For more info visit chaffeeartcenter.org.

Michelob Ultra Golf League

5 p.m. Killington Golf Course. $25/members and $30/non-members.

Michelob Ultra and the Killington Golf Course are teeing it up on a NEW NIGHT this summer with League Night every Thursday evening complete with a different theme each week, exciting contests and great prizes for top team gross scores and flag event winners. The format is a 9-hole scramble tournament, rotating between the front and back nine each week. Sign-up as a team or as an individual. Please call the Golf Pro Shop before 3 p.m. Wednesday to sign-up as an individual or team and find out what’s on the menu. If you try to sign-up on Thursday, you could be turned away. For more info visit killington.com. To register call the Golf Pro Shop at 802-422-6700.

Slate Valley Trail x Analog Cycles Gravel Rides

5 p.m. East Poultney.

Join Slate Valley Trails and James and Candice, owners of Analog Cycles on weekly gravel rides on Thursdays. Rides may include a mix of road, dirt road, double track and single track. Gravel bike approved. For more info visit slatevalleytrails.org.

River Road Concert Series: John Lackard Blues Band

6 p.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington. Free.

Free live music! Bring a picnic, lawn chairs, friends & family! The River Road Concert series is an outdoor Killington town summer tradition. This week features John Lackard Blues Band who will perform a musical mix of Blues and Blues-based Rock. For more information visit killingtonrec.com/info/activities

Western Swing Beginner 101

6 p.m. Chester Town Hall in Chester. $12/class.

West Coast Swing is a versatile partner dance, danced to a wide range of popular music from blues to pop and R&B. It combines swing connection and rhythms with independent movement inspired by influencse from nearly every other dance style, as well as contemporary music. No partner required to take class. Fully vaccinated dancers or masks required per state of Vermont guidelines. Preregistration is required. For more info and to register email [email protected]

Spintuition

6 p.m. Stone Valley Arts, Poultney. Free.

Spintuition is a New England based folk band that blends creativity and tradition into tight harmony and joyous rhythms. They play primarily contra dance style music but have also crafted sweet arrangements of traditional songs into their repertoire for concerts. In 2019, two years after the band was formed, Spintuition tied for first place in the Young Tradition Vermont contest in Burlington. Presenting a compelling mixture of spicy tunes and glorious old songs in the styles of trad-Irish, French-Canadian, and Old Time, Spintuition has cultivated a vibrant and vital sound that will leave you hungry for more. For more info visit stonevalleyarts.org.

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival presents “Cape Fear”

6:30 p.m. Swift House Inn in Middlebury. $16/person.

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival presents The Sunset Series at Swift House Inn/Summer of Scorsese. Join every Thursday beginning July 8 and ending August 5 for five classic films directed by Martin Scorsese. This week, “Cape Fear” will be showing. Watch screening under a tent. Lawn dining and bar service will begin at 6:30 p.m. The screenings will begin at sunset around 8:30 p.m. For more info and to reserve tickets contact the Town Hall Theater at 802-382-9222 or visit townhalltheater.org.

Concerts in the Park: Spurs USA

7 p.m. Fair Haven Town Park. Free.

Concerts in the Park presents Spurs USA. This band brings the best of country music and plays hits by Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, and many more legends. For more info visit bit.ly/FairHavenConcerts.

FLOW STATE

All Day. Base of the old Ascutney Mountain Resort in Brownsville. $10-$50/person.

FLOW STATE is a three-day celebration of all things mountain biking at the Ascutney Outdoor Center in Brownsville. Set in the heart of Ascutney Trails’ 35-mile network of singletrack, with access to an additional 20 miles of trail on private property, FLOW STATE will feature product demos, guided rides and clinics as well as camping, food trucks and beer, live music and more. For more info and to register visit flowstatemtbfestival.com.

Moosalamoo Ultra

8 a.m. start time. Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center in Goshen. $60-$90/person.

Run 14 miles or tackle the ultra, 36 miles of mostly singletrack in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. The race is based out of the Blueberry Hill Outdoor Center and will have free camping on-site on Friday and Saturday night (or stay at the Blueberry Hill Inn). For more info and to register visit moosalamooultra.com.

Yoga: prana & meditation

10:30 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. $7/class.

No experience necessary. Gentle movements with body awareness, and breathing exercises to invigorate and relax the body and the mind. Pre-registration required by contacting the Godnick Center at 802-773-1853 or [email protected] Runs through April 30. Pre-registration required, call 802-773-1853.

Introduction to meditation

11:30 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.

A variety of styles and techniques will be presented in a half hour intro to meditation class. Pre-registration required, call 802-773-1853.

Long Trail Friday

2 p.m. Snowshed Umbrella Bar at the Killington Resort. Free.

Starting this Friday, every Friday is Long Trail Friday at the Killington Resort. Enjoy live music from 2-5 p.m. at the Snowshed Umbrella Bar with drink specials on Blackberry Wheat, Long Trail Ale and Juic’d IPA from Long Trail. Stop by to enjoy the music, sunshine and a beverage! Don’t forget that your season pass gets you a discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages! For more info visit killington.com/.

Killington Farmers Market

3 p.m. Killington Sports on Rt. 4. Free.

The Killington Farmers Market located at Killington Sports at Rt. 4. returns this summer. It will take place every Friday, July 2 – Oct.18 (weather permitting). This year you can expect to see more, live music, fresh local foods and VT based artisan products. Market hours are 3-6 p.m. Most vendors will accept credit cards however some will be cash only. For more info visit killington.com

Writing Through Covid

3 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Join Covid Support Vermont in an hour of journaling prompts and free writes to process and understand how we as individuals and a community are making our way through the Covid-19 pandemic here in Vermont. Bring writing materials and an open mind to our weekly sessions. Repeats every Friday from 3-4 p.m. until July 30. To register visit bit.ly/writingthroughCovid.

Reflecting on the Past and Future

5 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. Free.

The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to the opening of our new exhibit, Reflecting on the Past and Future, on July 30 from 5-7 p.m. The Exhibit will feature many talented artists such as photographer Jon Olender, artist Jen Rondinon and more with a few surprises as well! There will be wine and light tastings. There is no charge for admittance. A donation would be greatly appreciated. For more info visit chaffeeartcenter.org.

Music by the River: Myra Flynn & Paul Boffa

6 p.m. East End Park at 217 Maxham Meadow Way in Woodstock. Free, donations welcomed.

Pentangle Arts is pleased to present its annual Music by the River series of outdoor concerts in July and August. This popular concert series features renowned regional artists whose talents will be showcased in the newly renovated East End Park. This outdoor amphitheater showcases a view of the Ottauquechee River. This week’s performer is Myra Flynn & Paul Boffa (Indie Soul). Advanced registration required. For more info and to register visit pentanglearts.org/music-by-the-river.

Front Porch music series presents James Brough

6 p.m. Stone Valley Arts, Poultney. Free.

James Brough’s roots are firmly in jazz, rock, r&b, and a range of pop styles. His vocal/instrumental repertoire lists over 400 songs, covering an eclectic range of genres. James’s recording credits as an instrumentalist and producer mark a number of CD’s including his solo piano CD White Light, a collaboration with 2012 Grammy Award winning composer Robert Aldridge. For more info visit stonevalleyarts.org.

Drive In Rutland: Trolls World Tour

8:45 p.m. The Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. $25/vehicle.

The Norma Patterson Drive In at The Vermont State Fairgrounds, as part of the Same Sun Movie Series 2021, presents Trolls World Tour. Tickets are $25/vehicle and go on sale June 11 at 12 p.m. Please do not bring more attendees than the vehicle has seat-beats. Gates open at 8 p.m. and the movie begins 8:45 p.m. (or slightly later depending on daylight conditions). For more info and to buy tickets visit paramountvt.org.

FLOW STATE

All Day. Base of the old Ascutney Mountain Resort in Brownsville. $10-$50/person.  FLOW STATE is a three-day celebration of all things mountain biking at the Ascutney Outdoor Center in Brownsville. Set in the heart of Ascutney Trails’ 35-mile network of singletrack, with access to an additional 20 miles of trail on private property, FLOW STATE will feature product demos, guided rides and clinics as well as camping, food trucks and beer, live music and more. For more info and to register visit flowstatemtbfestival.com.

Slate Valley Epic 

All Day, 7:30 a.m. start time. Slate Valley Trails’ Fairgrounds trailhead in Poultney. $75/person.

Join Slate Valley Trails (SVT) on July 31 for the inaugural Slate Valley Epic mountain bike race and fundraiser! Riders can expect some of the best singletrack riding with plenty of climbing and extraordinary views of southwestern Vermont and the Slate Valley. Join for an event that will surely challenge you, and be a memorable day in the Vermont woods! For more info visit slatevalleytrails.org/slate-valley-epic.

The Great Brandon Auction

All Day, 8 a.m. start. 10 Center St. in Brandon. Free.

The Auction offers antiques, collectibles, new merchandise, services, original art, and more; surprises and treasures from attics and barns. Also lots of gift certificates to dozens of local businesses incl. restaurants, brew pubs, fuel oil, massages and much more! There are two ways to purchase items in the auction. Bid silent auction style or Buy It Now “ebay” style! For more info visit brandon.org.

Sunflower House opening

All Day. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock. Included with General Admission.

Merging a passion for gardening with a degree in architecture and landscape design, Master Gardener Benjamin Pauly of the Woodstock Inn & Resort has crafted a 20,000 square foot sunflower house on the grounds of the nearby Billings Farm & Museum. The Instagram-worthy must-see opens July 31 peaking in mid-Aug. with blooms through early Sept. For more info visit billingsfarm.org.

Rutland Summer Farmers’ Market

9 a.m. Depot Park in Rutland. Free.

From farm fresh veggies and fruits to artisan cheeses, handcrafted breads, maple syrup, Vermont crafts, hot prepared food, and more – find it all at the outdoor market. Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Baby Goat Yoga

10 a.m. Wellwood Orchards, Springfield. $15/person.

This gentle, restorative baby goat yoga class will be adapted for all. All levels of ability and experience will be honored. This practice will encourage improved breathing, balance and alignment, while increasing strength and flexibility with deep relaxation; while most importantly bringing your youthful open heart to the mat! The presence of beings so new to this world gives us all an opportunity to celebrate the pure innocence and wonder of our own journey. The classes are 75 minutes in duration. Space is limited to 42 people. For more info or to register call 603-847-3330 or email [email protected]

Artisan Marketplace at the Chaffee Art Center

10 a.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 South Main Street in Rutland. Free.

Stop by our new artisan marketplace that will be outside on the Chaffee grounds starting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the summer and fall. Booths will change each week with artists, crafters, specialty foods and more selling their handmade items on the front, side and back lawns. Jewelry, paintings on canvas, stained glass, carvings, pottery and more!

Paddleboard Yoga

10:30 a.m. $20/person.

Any level of yoga or paddleboard experience is welcome. Registrations are required. Please bring your own board and PFD. Rentals are available at First Stop Board Barn. To register call 802-770-4101.

Cooler in the Mountains concert series

3 p.m. Snowshed Base Lodge at the Killington Resort. Free.

Join us at the Snowshed Lodge base area from 3-5:30 p.m. for a free outdoor concert series. Grab a lawn chair, a beach blanket, the whole family and head over for this all ages event. The Cooler In The Mountains Concert Series will take place every Saturday afternoon July 17 – Sept. 1 featuring a live show from top national and regional acts with Killington Peak rising high above the crowd generating cool mountain breezes. This week’s musician is Yam Yam. For more info visit killington.com.

Paramount Outside the Box: Tusk 

7 p.m. Vermont State Fairgrounds in Rutland. $39/person.

Tusk is the number one Tribute to Fleetwood Mac in the world, bar none. No fancy tricks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. Gates open at 6 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m. Happening rain or shine. B.Y.O.Chair. For more info and to buy tickets visit paramountvt.org.

Pond Hill Ranch Rodeo 

7:30 p.m. Pond Hill Ranch in Castleton.

A real rodeo complete with bareback bronc riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, girls barrel racing, girls break away roping, and bull riding. For more info visit pondhillranch.com.

FLOW STATE

All Day. Base of the old Ascutney Mountain Resort in Brownsville. $10-$50/person.

FLOW STATE is a three-day celebration of all things mountain biking at the Ascutney Outdoor Center in Brownsville. Set in the heart of Ascutney Trails’ 35-mile network of singletrack, with access to an additional 20 miles of trail on private property, FLOW STATE will feature product demos, guided rides and clinics as well as camping, food trucks and beer, live music and more. For more info and to register visit flowstatemtbfestival.com.

The Great Brandon Auction

All Day, 8 a.m. start. 10 Center St. in Brandon. Free.

The Auction offers antiques, collectibles, new merchandise, services, original art, and more; surprises and treasures from attics and barns. Also lots of gift certificates to dozens of local businesses incl. restaurants, brew pubs, fuel oil, massages and much more! There are two ways to purchase items in the auction. Bid silent auction style or Buy It Now “ebay” style! For more info visit brandon.org.

Antique Tractor Day 

All Day. Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. Included with admission.  Join Billings Farm & Museum for an antique tractor parade, tractor-pulled wagon rides and tractor activities. Trail Break Taps and Tacos food truck will be on site serving a variety of tacos, quesadillas, street corn, chips and salsa, plus a beer garden and refreshing non-alcoholic options from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Bring your antique tractor (pre-dating 1980) and join us for a fun-filled day! Participate in the tractor parades and slow race, display your tractor(s) and share your tractor knowledge and enthusiasm with our visitors. Registrations accepted through July 19. For more info visit billingsfarm.org.

Story Walk All Day.

Fair Haven Library, Fair Haven. Free.

The Fair Haven Free Library welcomes everyone to the Fair Haven Community Story Walk. The story walk will display a full book on white picket signs spaced throughout the Fair Haven Town Park during the summer. Feel free to walk through the park and read the full story that is displayed. The story is “Abiyoyo”. The Story Walk will be available Aug. 1-8. For more info visit fairhavenlib.org.

Rutland City Band Summer Concert

7 p.m. Main Street Park in Rutland. Free.

Join the Rutland City Band at Main Street Park every Sunday between July 4 through Aug. 22 for free live music for everyone to enjoy! For more info visit rutlandrec.com/7tosunset.

Maxfield Monday Walks

8:30 a.m. Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex, Hartford. Free.

Each week, the group will enjoy a 60-90 minute walk at the Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex. This is a great way to get outside, exercise and socialize with others. Complete 1, 2, 3, or 4 laps. Each lap is 0.9 miles. For Maxfield Monday Walks, meet at Pavilion B by 8:30 a.m. For more info and to register visit bit.ly/MaxfieldMondayWalks.

Coffee Hour Social

9:30 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.

In an effort to bring people together in a safe way to socialize and spend time catching up we will offer a Coffee Social Hour Mondays in June. Tables will be set out for individuals to sit together in groups of 6 or less. Masks will be required except when you are sipping your coffee, tea, or hot cocoa. Once you are seated we ask that you stay at that table. This will also be a chance to share feedback for what you would like to see happen at the Godnick Center. For more info call April at 802-773-1853.

Billings Bookworms

10 a.m. Billings Farm in Woodstock. $25/participant.

Join the Billings Bookworms! Beginning July 12 through Aug. 16, kids ages 6-8 are invited to Billings Farm & Museum each week to read about and explore a farm-themed topic. This is not just a book club. There are activities and crafts each week and Bookworms get to experience all the site has to offer. Weekly themes include: Dairy, Taking Care of the Planet, Sheep, Gardening, Draft Animals, and Stewarding the Land. Register for one or more sessions, or for the whole series. Spaces are limited. For more info visit billingsfarm.org

Killington Bone Builders

10 a.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington. Free.

In the meeting room at Sherburne Memorial Library. Weights provided. For more info call Pat at 802-422-3368.

Drive-up pick-up meals

12 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. $3.50 Donation ages 65+, $6 fee under age 65. Reservations required.

Godnick Center, in partnership with Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels, is providing drive-up pick-up meals on Mondays and Thursdays at noon at the Godnick Center. Call (802)773-1853 for information or to make a reservation for pick-up. For more info or to make a reservation call 802-773-1853.

Bone Builders

1 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.

An Osteo Exercise Program. All you need to bring with you is a bottle of water. The weights are provided. For more info and to RSVP call 802-775-8220.

Open Discussion and Support Group for Frontline Workers

3:30 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Join this facilitated discussion to share and learn from your peers in front-line positions about how best to manage during this time. Covid Support VT staff will provide a structured environment for discussion and tips for coping and wellness. For more info visit bit.ly/frontlineworkerssupport.

Qi Gong

5:30 p.m. Stone Valley Arts, Poultney. $12/class or $60/series.

Strengthen your immune system and relieve stress through QiGong, an ancient physical practice. A series of moving exercises help us free our breath, gain strength, increase flexibility, and improve balance. Classes will be held Mondays from Aug. 2-30. For more info contact [email protected]

WAMBA single track ride

6 p.m. Aqueduct Trails in Woodstock.

WAMBA single track ride held at Aqueduct Trails from 6-8 p.m. For more info visit mtbwoodstock.com. NAMI Connection peer support group 7 p.m. Virtual. Free. Struggling with managing your mental health? NAMI Connection Peer Support Group can help. This is a free, 90-minute recovery support group for people living with a mental health condition. For more info., visit namivt.org/support/peer-support-groups or contact Nick Martin at [email protected]

VLS lecture series

12 p.m. Virtual. Free.

The Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law Schools (VLS) is hosting its annual Hot Topics in Environmental Law summer lecture series on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Geoffrey Garver, McGill University, will hold his presentation on “Ecological Law Case Studies: Bringing the Theory Down to Earth.” Free and open to the public, the lectures will be streamed virtually at vermontlaw.edu/live and on Facebook Live. For more info visit vermontlaw.edu/live.

Covid Recovery Through Wellness

1 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Are you interested in developing a healthier and more meaningful life while managing the Covid 19 pandemic? Join the Covid Support VT staff for exploration of the 8 components of wellness and balance. Each week, facilitators will focus on one aspect of the Wellness Wheel, and provide support, encouragement and opportunities for interaction for participants as they find new ways towards wellness. Repeats every Tuesday 1-2 p.m. and Thursday 3-4 p.m. until July 29. To register visit bit.ly/Covidrecoverythroughwellness.

Knitting Group

2:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.

Gather your knitting (or crochet) project and let’s come together! We are trying a new way of gathering with our creative interests. To RSVP call 802-773-1853 or email [email protected]

Learning Kitchen: Back to Basics

3 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.

Registration is now open for Southern Vermont Council on Aging’s Learning Kitchen: Back to Basics: Do you need a refresh on proper kitchen techniques? Are you just starting to cook for yourself and are in need of some basic training? This year’s Learning Kitchen will focus on basic technique and tips for the kitchen. Topics like kitchen safety, how to use a knife, and basic cooking techniques will be included in the course. This course will also provide tips for preparing meals for one. Limited to 20 participants. To register call 802-786-5990 or email [email protected]

Circle of Fathers

4 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Fathers Support Group. Run by Prevent Child Abuse VT. For more info contact Amber Menard, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-552-4274 or [email protected]

Slate Valley Trail Ladies Night MTB Ride

5 p.m. Locations vary.

Join Slate Valley Trails on the first Tuesdays of the month for our Ladies Night Mountain bike rides. Ride with an amazing group of women on trails in the SVT network. No drop rides. All are welcome. Optional bike wrenching clinic from 5pm-5:30pm. Start time is 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. For more info visit slatevalleytrails.org.

Tobacco Treatment Workshop

5:30 p.m. RRMC, Rutland. Free.

If you smoke or use tobacco products, you probably know that smoking is the #1 most preventable cause of death in the United States. You probably also know that quitting is hard. Studies show that most smokers want to quit and many try one or more times without success. But studies also show that quitting with the support of counseling and medicine can double your chances of success. Our local Vermont Quit Partners offer weekly, small-group workshops across the state. Workshop leaders and fellow participants will guide and support you to create a plan of action for becoming tobacco free, stay motivated for the long run, and find ways to manage your stress and cravings. This is a four weeks course. For more information or to register contact 802.747.3768 or [email protected]

Circle of Parents in Recovery

5:30 p.m. Virtual. Free.

Virtual support group. Run by Prevent Child Abuse VT. For more info contact Cindy Atkins, Family Support Programs Coordinator, at 802-498-0608 or [email protected]

Pittsford Village Farm presents Moose Crossing

6 p.m. 42 Elm St, Pittsford. Free.

The Pittsford Village Farm presents Moose Crossing. This high energy jazz group features Zak Hampton on tenor sax. Zak brings together a talented group of musicians performing jazz standards, originals and funk. The concert is outdoors on the beautiful meadow of the farm. The event is weather dependant and may be cancelled due to rainy forecasts. For more info visit pittsfordvillagefarm.org.

Grief support

6 p.m. VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region’s Rutland office at 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland and virtually. Free.

The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, (VNAHSR) will provide grief support services both in-person and virtually every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. at the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region’s Rutland office on 7 Albert Cree Drive. Led by Spiritual and Bereavement Coordinator, Collin Terenzini. Space is limited. To register call 802-855-4533.

All listings subject to state regulations and some are weather permitting, so please call ahead. Did we miss an event? Let us know by emailing [email protected]!

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