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Dec. 1 through Dec. 23, children can mail their letters to Santa Claus at the West Rutland Public Library. With each letter mailed you will receive a small gift. Happy Holidays! Any questions call 438-2964.
The Rutland Downtown Farmers Market is inside for the season, Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. at 251 West St., Rutland. Info and vendors, vtfarmersmarket.org.
Bikram Yoga holds classes Wednesdays: 6-7 a.m., 9-10:30 a.m., 12-1 p.m., 5:30-7 p.m. 1360 US-4, Mendon. Info, 802-747-6300.
Sherburne Memorial Library offers playgroup for for children ages birth to 4 years on Wednesdays, 9 – 11 a.m. Socialize while your kids play! 2998 River Rd., Killington. 422-9765.
Preschool Story Time with Cornelia Crocker at Maclure Library, Pittsford. Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. for story, songs, crafts, snack. Info, 802-483-2792.
Norman Williams Public Library holds Tech Savvy Wednesday with Lesley Hatch, to answer questions on personal technology. 802-457-2295. 10 the Green, Woodstock.
Friends of Brandon Free Public Library hold holiday used book sale, part of Moonlight Madness, until 8 p.m. Fiction and non-fiction for all ages; CDs; holiday books. Refreshments served. 4 Franklin St., Brandon. 802-247-8230.
Green Mountain Fibers holds Learn to Knit classes Wednesdays through Dec. 16, 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Learn basic knitting skills, cast on, knit and purl stitch, cast off. Free with purchase of yarn and needles; $10 to others. 259 Woodstock Ave., Rutland. Info, 802-775-7800.
RAVNAH blood pressure/ foot care clinic at Wallingford House, Wallingford. $10 foot clinic. Info, 802-775-0568.
The Salvation Army Holiday Assistance 2015 application (for baskets and toys) times at 1 Scale Ave., Bldg. 12-A, Rutland. Info, 802-775-5150. Bring all required proofs with you at time of application: Photo I.D., proof of address, income statements and food stamps (PATH), pay stub, social security, medicaid or disability cards, proof of children and any other documentation that may be helpful. Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Killington Active Seniors meet for a meal Wednesdays at the Lookout Bar & Grille. Town sponsored. Come have lunch with this well-traveled group of men and women.
The Gift of Life Marathon – 12 Days of Giving blood drive continues at the U.S. Army Reserve, Post Rd., Rutland Town. Give the gift of life! Appointments at giftoflifemarathon.com; 800-RED-CROSS.
Giorgetti Arena holds stick & puck 3:30-5 p.m. open to all ages. Info, 802-775-7976, rutlandrec.com/giorgetti-arena. 2 Oak St Ext, Rutland.
Townwide sales in Brandon for Moonlight Madness, where stores are open until 9 p.m. offering discount beginning at 4 p.m. Deals, warm drinks, sweet treats, and feeling good with your neighbors. Brandon.org for more info.
Dos Equis Ski Bum Registration Party at Moguls, Killington Rd., Killington. 4-6 p.m. Get your team signed up for this year’s races, held on Highline Trail at K1. Earn those bragging rights! After party each week following Wednesday races.
Simon Dennis gives workshop at Norman Williams Public Library on How to Make Good Meetings Great, 4:30-6 p.m. 10 the Green, Woodstock. Info, 802-457-2295.
Gentle yoga – all levels, everyone welcome! Call to sign-up or drop-in. Yoga Studio at Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden. 802-483-2311.
Education and support for people who are struggling emotionally. Focus on tools and methods for improving our lives mentally and physically. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m., Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland. 802-353-4365.
Commit to quit, stop smoking program classes at Castleton Community Center, Wednesdays through Sept. 30, 5-6 p.m. Free class, plus free nicotine gum, patches, and lozenges. Stay “quit!” Join the group by calling 802-747-3768 or drop in. 2108 Main St., Castleton.
The Killington Pico Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at Summit Lodge 6-8 p.m. Full dinner, guest speaker and/or discussion. Seeking new members. 773-0600 to make a reservation. KillingtonPicoRotary.com.
Green Mountain Table Tennis. Play twice as a guest for free. $30/ year membership. Knights of Columbus/Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County gym, 21 Merchants Row, Rutland. 7-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Info, 802-247-5913.
Chaffee Art Center holds Sip N’ Dip painting class, a creative night out where you can BYOB and your closest friends or family for a fun and artsy evening. 6:30-9 p.m. at Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main St., Rutland. $30 or $25 for Chaffee members. 802-775-0356.
Middlebury College Prof. Kirsten Hoving discusses the thinking behind Impressionist art movement in talk at Rutland Free Library, “The Impressionists: Painters of Modern Life” part of Vt. Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. Free, open to public. 10 Court St., Rutland.
Brandi Carlile: Winter Acoustic Tour comes to Paramount Theatre. Tickets $42.75-82.75. paramountvt.org, 802-775-0903. 30 Center St., Rutland.
The East Coast’s leading rail jam is back! Competitors will drop in on an exclusive, custom built rail venue in an attempt to snag a piece of the $25,000 cash purse. Those who have what it takes to impress the judges will walk away with cold hard cash and ultimate bragging rights for the season. Come watch the action unfold as top athletes battle it out under the lights.