Events Calendar

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Find Waldo
Jul 20 – Jul 29 all-day

Find Waldo in Rutland! From July 1 – 30, the famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed glasses will be visiting locations throughout the community. Spot him to win prizes. Free! Get info at or 802-855-8078.

Horse Show
Jul 24 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Pond Hill Ranch Pro Rodeo holds open Horse Show. Excitement for the whole family, with affordable admission. 1683 Pond Hill Ranch Road, Castleton. Info,, 802-468-2449.

Blueberry Festival
Jul 24 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Blueberry Festival at Okemo Mountain Resort, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Jackson Gore Courtyard. Blueberry pancake brunch $12 per person; blueberry treats from vendors; blueberry pie eating contest at 12:30 p.m.; kids activities, tie-dye t-shirts (fee), singing; pick your own at local farm (limited, sign up at 802-228-1948.) for details.

Insect Festival
Jul 24 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

VINS celebrates annual Insect Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Live caterpillar encounters and over 50 species up close and personal. Unique events daily, creative sessions, mead-making, photography, and more. 6565 Woodstock Rd., Quechee. Admission.

Historical Society Open
Jul 24 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Shrewsbury Historical Society Museum opens for the season, Sundays, 1-3 p.m. through Oct. 31. Exhibit on Brown Bridge, a national historic landmark, and dedication of Jim Jeffords State Forest. Free admission, handicap compliant, with parking. Route 103, Cuttingsville.

Aviation in Vermont
Jul 24 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Walter E. Houghton will give a presentation on “Aviation in Vermont” at the Bridgewater Historical Society, 12 North Bridgewater Rd. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Otter Creek FA
Jul 24 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Otter Creek Festival of the Arts inaugural season, a 6-week festival featuring local, NYC, and internationally based artists. Tickets at, search OCFA. Today, “Spring Awakening” at Merchants Hall, Rutland. $25 general; $19 students/seniors. For info, call 415-418-9624.

RYT’s Hamlet
Jul 24 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Rutland Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as a traveling troupe. Today, on the field at Giorgetti Park, Rutland. Free, donations accepted. Open to the public. Info, 802-558-4177.

Music Scene
Jul 24 @ 2:40 PM – 3:40 PM


5 p.m. The Foundry
Oak Totem

9 p.m. JAX Food & Games
Duane Carleton


6:30 p.m. Town Green
Town Band Concert


6:30 p.m Town Park
Mark LeGrand


7 p.m. Main Street Park
Rutland City Band

10 p.m. Pub 42
Open Mic w/ Chris Pallutto


11:30 a.m. The Wild Fern
Rick Redington Cigar Box Brunch

Jul 24 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Award winning playwright/actor Dael Orlandersmith’s memoir “Forever” play performance at Weston Rod & Gun Club, 982 Route 100, Weston. For ages 16+, with mature subject matter. Info and tickets,

Jul 24 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Rochester Chamber Music Society presents Elisabeth LeBlanc, clarinet; Elizabeth Reid, viola; Cynthia Huard, piano. Mozart’s Trio in E-flat major, K.498 “Kegelstatt Trio”, Piazzolla, Rebecca Clarke duo, Schumann’s “Fairy Tales.” Federated Church of Rochester, North Main Street, Rochester. Admission by donation. Info call 802-767-9234 or visit

Summer Curling
Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Summer curling at Woodstock’s Union Arena, Route 4, Woodstock. 6-8 p.m. Pickup games for anyone to join, just show up! $20. Learn to Curl clinic offered, pre-register at

Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Brandon Town Players hold auditions for upcoming murder mystery comedy. Brandon Senior Center, Route 73 Forestdale. Roles for 6 females; 4 males; ages 18-80. Performances Sept. 30 & Oct. 1 at Brandon Town Hall. Info, 802-247-6720.

Band Concert
Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Band concert on the Green, 1500 East Main Street, Poultney. Truly a small town experience, and visitors are always welcome. Free. Info, 802-287-5185.

Concert in the Park
Jul 24 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Rochester Recreation Committee’s free band concerts in the park, on the village green, Route 100, Rochester. Sundays, 6:30-8 p.m. This week, Mark Legrand.

Rutland City Band
Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Rutland City Band performs Sundays in Main Street Park, corner of Route 7 and West Street, Rutland. Free. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy.

Vermont Pride Theater
Jul 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler presents 6th annual Summer Pride Festival at Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Today, “Mama’s Girls” by Marilynn Anselmi, directed by Cher Laston. After each performance will be a talkback between audience and performers, followed by a reception in the gallery. General admission: adults $17 advance, $20 at the door, 3 play pass available for $45; students $12 advance, $15 at the door. 802-728-6464,

Young Hacks Academy
Jul 25 all-day

Young Hacks Academy summer camp for ages 6-14 that uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. A blend of computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing us on the local and global level. July 25-29, Woodstock UHS, 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock.

Killington Summer Camp
Jul 25 @ 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Town of Killington Parks & Rec Dept. offers summer camps. July 25-29, Loads of Fun (ages 4-8) theme is “Princesses/Super Heroes.” Rek & Trek Adventures (ages 9-14) enjoy Emerald Lake, Adventure Center, and VINS fieldtrip. Fees. For info, Based in Ramshead Lodge at Killington Resort, 3880 Killington Road, Killington.

Chaffee Summer Camp
Jul 25 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Chaffee Art Center offers summer camp for varied ages. This week, Art of Science, July 25-29, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For ages 5-7. Explore the area where art and science intersect through experiments like creating homemade puffy paint and playdough. Register at 802-775-0062. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Chaffee Summer Camp
Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Chaffee Art Center offers summer camp for varied ages. This week, Journey Around the world, July 25-29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For ages 9-13. Explore the world through art! Each visit a different continent and create art inspired by cultures. Register at 802-775-0062. 16 S. Main St., Rutland.

Music Scene
Jul 25 @ 2:40 PM – 3:40 PM


9 p.m. The Killarney
Open Mic w/ Steve Audsley


7 p.m. Clear River Tavern
Clay Canfield & Pat Navarre


9 p.m. Downtown Tavern
Honeyglazed Mondaze Open Mic w/ Hamjob


8 p.m. Bentley’s Restaurant
Open Mic w/ Brian Warren

Book Sale
Jul 25 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Rutland Free Library book sale, 4-8 p.m. Summer Monday Nights sales, Mondays through Aug. 8. New and gently used hard covers and paperbacks, puzzles, CDs, DVDs for all ages. New items added each week. 10 Court St., Rutland.

Nine & Wine Ladies Night
Jul 25 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Nine & Wine Ladies Golf League at Killington Golf Course, 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. tee times. Grab the girls for 9 holes and wine at Preston’s Mondays through Sept. 5. Free to members; $12 for non-members includes green fees. Wine follows at Preston’s (you buy). Info, 802-422-6700. East Mountain Road, Killington.

United Way Day
Jul 26 all-day

Killington Resort hosts 11th annual United Way Day. The United Way of Rutland County will receive half of sales as all guests enjoy 50% off adult rate scenic lift rides, Adventure Center day passes, mountain bike lift and trail tickets, Mountain Bike Learn to Ride Packages and Segway tours. Info at

Non-Profit Info Fair
Jul 26 @ 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Non-Profit Information Fair, 1st Floor, Asa Bloomer Building, 88 Merchants Row, Rutland. Featuring state and local providers of services and programs for people with disabilities, including seniors. For more information call 802-779-9021 or email: . 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Jul 26 @ 2:41 PM – 3:41 PM


7 p.m. Castleton Pavilion
New York Players


7 p.m. The Killarney
Trivia Night


9 p.m. Taps Tavern
Bluegrass Jam


8 p.m. Center Street Alley
Trivia Night


6 p.m. Little Theater
Underground Ministries w/ Speaker Nate Mispel & DJ Casey

Youth Education Plots
Jul 26 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Three plots of the Northwest Community Garden will be used as youth education plots this summer. Drop-in sessions 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 18. Youth between 4-14 years old are invited to come and engage with our volunteer garden educators and learn more about the food that sustains us! Parents- drop your kids off or join us for the educational fun. 89 Baxter St., Rutland.

Dos Equis Golf League
Jul 26 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday League Nights at Killington Golf Course. Different theme weekly, 5 p.m. shotgun start. 9-hole scramble, team or individual. $20 members/$25 non includes golf, cart, dinner, prizes. Sign up by 12 p.m. each Tuesday. This week, “Vermont Strong” night.

Community Forum
Jul 26 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Governor-appointed Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High-Quality Affordable Child Care holds public forum to hear from Vermonters about their child care challenges in advance of issuing a November report to the Legislature. Today at RRMC, CVPS Leahy Community Ed Room, 160 Allen St., Conference Rooms B and C, Rutland. 5:30-7 p.m. Register at and follow links for forums.

Rutland Rugby
Jul 26 @ 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Been playing for 30 years? Never even thrown a ball? Learn a new sport or re-join it with the Rutland Men’s Rugby Football Club! Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. at Gawet Memorial Field, 600 Marble St., West Rutland.

Picture Framing
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Picture Framing for Artists with Joan Hoffman held at ArtisTree Community Arts Center. 6-9 p.m. $60. Adults, ages 16+ welcome. DIY picture framing class, bring 2D artwork and frame. RSVP to 802-457-3500. 2095 Pomfret Rd., S. Pomfret.

Go Play Race Series
Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Rutland Recreation and Parks Dept. Go, Play Race Series. Today, Walk, Wag, & Run 5k on cross country course at College of St. Joseph, Clement Drive, Rutland. Dogs on leashes encouraged to join! $5 adults; age 17 and under free!; 802-773-1822.

RYT’s Hamlet
Jul 26 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Rutland Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as a traveling troupe. Today, Community Room at The Maples. Free, donations accepted. Open to the public. Info, 802-558-4177.

Summer Concerts
Jul 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Castleton Summer Concert Series in the Castleton Pavilion continues with the New York Players. Free. Non-perishable food items collected for local organizations. Info,

Jul 26 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Award winning playwright/actor Dael Orlandersmith’s memoir “Forever” play performance at Weston Rod & Gun Club, 982 Route 100, Weston. For ages 16+, with mature subject matter. Info and tickets,