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Vermont. 2017 Vermont Open Farm Week, Aug. 14-20, where Vermont farms open their doors to the public, for an authentic Vermont experience. Get first hand experience in local agricultural traditions. Dozens of farms participate with tours, tastings, tractor rides, scavenger hunts, harvesting veggies, collecting eggs, milking cows and goats, live music, and on-farm dinners. Find participating locations at DigInVT.com.
Vermont State Fair at the Rutland Fairgrounds, Aug. 15-19. Gates open 8 a.m. Veteran’s Day – free with valid ID. Senior Day, $5 or free with GM Passport. Exhibits, agriculture, rides, fair food and drink, grand stand entertainment, live animals, magic show daily, more. New this year, The Butterfly Encounter, Redneck Warrior, Adirondack Traveling Apiary. Featured event: Woodbooger Team Demo Derby qualifying heats, music by Heart to Heart and Reflection. For times, admission, and entertainment details, vermontstatefair.net or 802-775-5200.
Enjoy the warm water at Mitchell Therapy Pool at Vermont Achievement Center, 88 Park St., Rutland: 8-9 a.m.; 5-7 p.m. Call for more times & info, 802-773-7187.
Bikram Yoga holds classes Thursdays: 9 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. 1.5 hour Bikram hot; 6:15 p.m. 1 hour Bikram hot. 1360 US-4, Mendon. Info, 802-747-6300.
Rutland’s stop smoking program, including patches, gum, and lozenges, at Rutland Regional Behavioral Health, 1 Commons St., Rutland, Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Register at 747-3768 or rrmc.org. Free!
Bone builders meets Thursdays at Mendon Methodist Church basement. Info, 802-773-2694.
Bone builders meets at Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Rd., Killington, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Free, weights supplied. For info, 802-422-3368.
Promoting early literacy and socialization skills in a fun setting. Stories, songs, movement, craft. No registration. Ages 2+. Fox Room, Rutland Free Library, 10-10:45 a.m. 773-1860.
Story time at the West Rutland Public Library. Thursdays at 10 a.m. Bring your young children to enjoy stories, crafts, and playtime. Info, 802-438-2964.
Castleton Farmers Market is up and running every Thursday through Oct. 5, 3:30-6 p.m. For more, call Lori Barker, 802-353-0498. On Main St., next to Citizen’s Bank, Castleton.
Weekly farmers market, dinner and music at Feast and Field, 1544 Royalton Turnpike, Barnard. BarnArts Thursday night music series. This week, Americana music with Haywire. By donation.4:30-7:30 p.m. barnarts.org, 802-234-1645.
Chakra Balancing Yoga: Explore your seven chakras through the practice of yoga in this seven-week series at Mountain Top Inn, Chittenden. Aug. 17-Sept. 28, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Practice yoga and explore one chakra during each yoga class. Use Aveda chakra balancing oils to enhance this yoga experience. Teacher Cristy Murphy.
RRMC holds free Alzheimer awareness seminars providing info on detection, causes, risk factors, and more. Tonight, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease,” Dr. Walter Gundel, MD and Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator will present information on the facts about Alzheimer’s and dementia, its causes, risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and resources available. RSVP required to 802-772-2400. This is first of three seminars. RSVP for futures, too. 160 Allen St., Rutland.
Town of Killington and Killington Rec Dept. present free summer concerts on the lawn at Sherburne Memorial Library, 2998 River Road, Killington. Free. This week, Moose Crossing performs. killingtonrec.com. Rain or shine!
Marble Valley Duplicate Bridge Club meets at Godnick Center Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Sanctioned duplicate bridge games. Info, 802-228-6276. 1 Deer St., Rutland. Please join.
25th annual Central Vt. Chamber Music Festival, a two-week festival mainly held at Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Today, A Guide to Improvisation and Musicianship with Bob Franceschini, Fima Ephron, and Ben Perowsky This event is open to musicians of all levels from ages 8-80, jazz and non-jazz players welcome. Please bring your instruments. Admission: free. Info and tickets, cvcmf.org.
Fair Haven Concerts in the Park summer series continues with JP Murphy. Thursday night music series concludes this week, in the Fair Haven Park, 3 North Park Place. Food available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs any time after 4 p.m. 50/50 raffle, weekly door prize drawings for all ages. And it’s free ice cream night!
Mount Holly Music on the Green free concert series, 26 Maple Hill Rd., Belmont. This week, Other Guys. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic.
Dorset Theatre Festival 40th anniversary summer season. Aug. 3-19, “The Legend of Georgia McBride” by Matthew Lopez. Strong language, sexual content, haze effects. 90 min. Tickets $42+, 802-867-2223 ext 2. 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset. dorsettheatrefestival.org.
“Wicked Games” singer Chris Isaak performs at the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., Rutland. $66-96 tickets available at paramountvt.org, 802-775-0903.
Vermont State Fair at the Rutland Fairgrounds, Aug. 15-19. Gates open 8 a.m. Exhibits, agriculture, rides, fair food and drink, grand stand entertainment, live animals, magic show daily, more. New this year, The Butterfly Encounter, Redneck Warrior, Adirondack Traveling Apiary. Featured event: music by Distant Thunder. For times, admission, and entertainment details, vermontstatefair.net or 802-775-5200.
Bikram Yoga holds classes Fridays: 6 a.m. & 12 p.m. 1 hour Bikram hot; 4 p.m. Inferno hot pilates. 1360 US-4, Mendon. Info, 802-747-6300.
Level 1 Yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500. 3744 River Rd, Killington. Info, killingtonyoga.com, 802-422-4500.
Sherburne Memorial Library holds story time Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. Join for stories, songs, activities. Babies and toddlers welcome! Info, 802-422-9765.
Rochester farmers’ market on the Park, Fridays through Oct. 6, 3-6 p.m. Rain or shine! Farm products, prepared foods, crafts, baked goods, arts, music, and fun. Music this week: Rob Gardner. Vendors or info, call 802-353-4620. Main St. (Route 100), Rochester.
Sherburne Memorial Library holds Magic: the Gathering Fridays, 3:15-4:15 p.m. Ages 8+, all levels welcome. 2998 River Rd., Killington. 422-9765.
Divas of Dirt ladies group ride, 4-6 p.m. at Killington Bike Park. Led by pro racer Amy Alton. All ability levels welcome. Free bike safety checks, discounts, happy hour follows. Info, killington.com. Killington Road, Killington.
Stand Up Paddleboarding and “sipping,” A fun, social paddle Friday evenings. Free with your own equipment. Kayaks welcome! Meet at Woodward Reservoir boat launch at 4:30 p.m. Rentals and delivery available. RSVP to Karen at 802-770-4101.
Vermont Disaster Boot Camp, three-day training session for individuals looking to become American Red Cross Disaster Responser Volunteer. Sign up at redcross.org. Aug. 18-20 at BROC Community Action, 45 Union St., Rutland.
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park holds Summer Soiree: Ice Cream & Flowers, 5:30-7 p.m. Celebrate summer’s bounty by assembling flowers into your own take-home arrangement from Mary Rockefeller’s cutting garden. Then hand-crank ice cream with Billings Farm & Museum, and enjoy. BYO beverages and picnic. Park at Billings Farm & Museum. 802-457-3368 x222.
Rutland Rec holds grand opening of Rutland Halloween Parade Museum at Courcelle Building, 16 N. Street Ext., Rutland. 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments provided. Opening of permanent exhibit featuring large panels from the 70s and 80s, historic photos, and DC/Marvel comic books featuring the Rutland parade.
Jackson Gore Summer Music Series, Friday nights in Jackson Gore Courtyard at Okemo in Ludlow. Free. 6-9 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking. Info, okemo.com. This week, Beatles tribute band, Studio Two.
Friday night open gym at Head Over Heels, 152 North Main St., Rutland. 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 6+. First time is free! Practice current skills, create gymnastic routines, learn new tricks, social opportunity to be with friends! $10/ hour for members; $14/ hour for non-members. Info, 802-773-1404.
Royalton Community Radio’s 4th Annual Pedal Power to the People at Tunbridge Fairgrounds, in conjunction with 2nd annual NanoFest, local craft beer festival. Gravel Grinder rides: The Milk Run and the Beer Run. $35 registration (walk-up ok) includes t-shirt, ride support, sag stop on Beer Run, and free admission to NanoFest. wfvr.org.
Vermont State Fair at the Rutland Fairgrounds, Aug. 15-19. Gates open 8 a.m. Last day! Exhibits, agriculture, rides, fair food and drink, grand stand entertainment, live animals, magic show daily, more. New this year, The Butterfly Encounter, Redneck Warrior, Adirondack Traveling Apiary. Featured event: Woodbooger Team Demo Derby qualifying heats and feature, music by Tim Brick. For times, admission, and entertainment details, vermontstatefair.net or 802-775-5200.
Audubon Society monthly bird monitoring walk at West Rutland marsh. Meet at W. Rutland Price Chopper parking lot at 7 a.m. Note new time! It’s a 3.7 mile loop around marsh, or just go halfway. New birders, children, and non-members welcome. Binocs available if needed. Info, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bikram Yoga holds classes Saturdays: 7:30 a.m. 1 hr. Bikram hot; 9 a.m. 1.5 hr. Bikram hot. 1360 US-4, Mendon. Info, 802-747-6300.
Mixed level yoga at Killington Yoga with Karen Dalury, RYT 500. 3744 River Rd, Killington. Info, killingtonyoga.com, 802-422-4500.
The Rutland Downtown Farmers Market is back outside for the summer! Depot Park, in front of Walmart, downtown Rutland. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info and vendors, vtfarmersmarket.org.
Gentle Prana Flow Yoga with Tammy Brown. Focus on posture and breathing, allowing students to move into the poses comfortable for their own bodies, in order to feel the sensations of energy/prana flowing. Call to sign-up or drop-in. Yoga Studio at Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Chittenden. 802-483-2311.
Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen 26th annual late summer arts and crafts festival at Fletcher Farm School, Route 103 S., Ludlow. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rain or shine. Demos, juried arts and crafts, kids’ activities, chainsaw carving, food concession, raffles, silent auction, gift shop open. Free admission. Giant fabric sale today and tomorrow in the barn, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
79th annual Castleton Colonial Day House Tour along Main Street, Castleton. Visit period homes, galleries, and historic sites. Displays include period fashion and accessory collection, quilts, tools and carriages. Homes open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors, age 12 and under free. 802-468-5691.
Saturday morning open gym at Head Over Heels, 152 North Main St., Rutland. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. All ages welcome. First time is free! Practice current skills, create gymnastic routines, learn new tricks, social opportunity to be with friends! $10/ hour for members; $14/ hour for non-members. Info, 802-773-1404.
31st annual Quilt Exhibition at Billings Farm & Museum, daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Sept. 17. A juried exhibition of colorful quilts made exclusively in Windsor County will celebrate 31 years of quilting excellence at the Billings Farm. Quilting demonstrations, programs and activities for children and adults. Admission. 69 Old River Road, Woodstock. billingsfarm.org, 802-457-2355.
Chittenden Public Library’s Saturday Story Hour. Crafts, books, free play for kids under age 5 and their caregivers. 223 Chittenden Road, Chittenden. 802-773-3531.
25th annual Central Vt. Chamber Music Festival, a two-week festival mainly held at Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Today, Children’s concert: A visit from Island Time Steel Drums will give kids a chance to have a hands-on musical learning experience, culminating with a performance. Admission $6. Reserve a spot by emailing email@example.com.
Marble Valley Duplicate Bridge Club meets at Godnick Center Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. Sanctioned duplicate bridge games. Info, 802-228-6276. 1 Deer St., Rutland. Please join.
Rights & Democracy’s Democracy Summer Town Hall at Grace Congregational Church, 8 Court St., Rutland. 12-2 p.m. Featuring speakers and music by Gypsy Reel. Free. RSVP at radvt.org.
18th annual Ralph D. Hogancamp Memorial Duck Race of Ludlow Rotary Club, with ducks dropping from Depot Street bridge to head towards finish line at Walker Bridge. $5/ duck or 5 for $20. Prizes for fastest/slowest ducks. Info and tickets at 802-228-8823.
Dorset Theatre Festival 40th anniversary summer season. Aug. 3-19, “The Legend of Georgia McBride” by Matthew Lopez. Two showings today: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Strong language, sexual content, haze effects. 90 min. Tickets $42+, 802-867-2223 ext 2. 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset. dorsettheatrefestival.org.