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The King of Silly, Todd Wellington, returns to delight young and old during Rutland's Friday Night Live on Friday, July 22. Later, Dank & The Funksticks deliver their funk/jam music later in the evening. Call the Downtown Rutland Partnership, 773-9380, for details.
The year's biggest senior get together is 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Vermont State Fair Grounds on South Main. Host for the day is the Rutland County Meals on Wheels program, providing food, entertainment and senior safety demonstrations. For details and reservations, call the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, 786-5991.
If your pastimes are more inclined to the agrarian, drop in at the Vermont State Fairgrounds for the 4-H dairy show, both Saturday and Sunday.
Southwest Freedom Riders plan a benefit for Silver Towers Camp in Ripton, VT on Sunday, July 24. Outdoors in Motion hosts the sign-in from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. All bikes are welcome. Find out more at (888) 299-SWFR.
Or have a leisurely four-course Sunday dinner on the Vermont Dining Train, getting on in Rutland and gliding to Fort Edward, NY. Call (800) 292-7245 for details.
How's your summer reading coming along? Is your stack getting low? Grab a few more books for your stack at the Friends of the Rutland Free Library Monday, July 25, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
What a summer for some of your favorite movies! Twister shows Monday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.; Napoleon Dynamite, Tuesday, July 26, at the Paramount Theatre, downtown Rutland. Call 775-0903 for the box office.
The Fox Room at Rutland Free Library hosts Southern transplant Jane Napier, using music and puppets to tell the South Louisiana version of The Three Little Pigs. Her audience is children age 4 through 10. The program is 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 26.
Take your pick of the wealth of music in a Rutland summer. Musicians from the Killington Music Festival offer a free noon concert in the Rutland Free Library's Fox Room, Wednesday, July 27.
Gather 'round the Rutland Main Street Park gazebo to hear classic big band music out of the 1940s - tunes like Sing Sing Sing and Stardust - performed by the Marble City Swing Band Wednesday, July 27. The music begins at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and/or picnic blanket.
Local singer/songwriter and music educator Phil Henry presents an outdoor concert on the West Rutland Town Hall Green, Thursday, July 28. from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Tracy Tedesco takes over head coach duties for the Mount Saint Joseph Academy cheerleading program this fall. She brings more than 20 years of cheerleading coaching experience with her.
New at Rutland Regional Medical Center is hospitalist Brad Bissell, M.D. Part of his background includes a geriatric fellowship as a resident at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York.
Rutland Catholic Schools present Honor Our Past, a benefit for student scholarships, the evening of Thursday, July 28, at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. Honorees are the 1976 Vermont State football champions, Rev. Monsignor Reid Mayo, and Mrs. Jean Solari O'Rourke '50. Call 775-0151 ext. 112 to put in a reservation.
Wonderfeet Kids' Museum is garnering support for a permanent children's educational activity center, with volunteer-built exhibits that lead children to discover and learn. Growing out of Rutland's Creative Economy organization, it occupies 5 Center St., formerly King's Fine Furniture, and is open Friday evenings and Saturdays. Call Myra Peffer, (740) 630-8404, for specifics.
Mill Village Chapel holds a flea market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The chapel is on Route 7 North between CVPS and the Rutland Veterinary Clinic. Call 773-6947 for details.
Kate Lawrence of Rutland Regional Medical Center was recently elected president of the WOCN (Wound Ostomy and Continence Nursing) Society.
No "Smoke 'Em Dope 'Em" dispensing in Rutland, the Rutland Police Commission recently decided to advise the City aldermen. State law allows as many as four non-profit marijuana dispensaries in the state, but no sites have yet been designated.
Marble Valley Regional Transportation District (MVRTD) recently announced that season bus passes now cover all routes, both in-city and out-of-town. Currently, all fixed-route buses also sport bike racks so that commuters may take their bicycles along for part of their way to work or recreation. Find out more by calling 773-3244 ext. 117.
Developer Chris Fucci is proposing remodeling Smalley Square, 230 West St., to be corporate headquarters and energy innovation operations for the merging Central Vermont Public Service and Green Mountain Power utility companies. Were his proposal accepted, Fucci estimates physical work on the project could begin in 10 days.

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