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Healthcare virtual career fair
Virtual. Free.
Join the Healthcare Virtual Career Fair from Oct. 18-24 for careers such as Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Biller, Resident Care Assistant, Medical Insurance Agent, Dental Assistant, and more. To register visit bit.ly/healthcarevirtual.

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.

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!

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.

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]

Line Dance: Groovey Grannies
9:30 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. $5/class.
Intermediate line dance, mostly country with a little variety. No partner is needed. Marilyn Sheldon leads the dancing on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. For more info call 802-773-1853.

Circle of Parents
10 a.m. Virtual. Free.
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.

October Job Fest
11 a.m. -2 p.m. Main Street Park, Rutland. Free.
The Vermont Department of Labor invites job seekers to speak with over 30 different employers. Enjoy refreshments and gain employment opportunities. For more info contact VDOL at 802-786-5837.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute lecture
1:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer St., Rutland. Free.
Rutland Osher will host a Welcome Back event to re-introduce in-person lectures after a two-year absence due to Covid-19. Mark Breen, Senior Meteorologist and Planetarium Director at the Fairbanks Museum, is the featured speaker. He’s been providing the “Eye on the Sky” morning weather forecast on VPR for many years. In his topic, “Weatherwise: The Science of Weatherlore”, Breen will share weather sayings such as “Red at night…” and “When the wind is in the East…”, explaining how they evolved and which are more reliable. Masks are required. For more info call 802-773-1853.

Let’s Draw Monsters with Rick Stromoski
4 p.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington. Free.
Award winning cartoonist will be zooming in to the Sherburne Memorial Library meeting room from 4-5 p.m. to show participants how to draw monsters! All ages are welcome with masks, children younger than 8 must have a parent or guardian with them in the library. The class is free, but registration is required to ensure there are enough supplies for everyone. For more info or to register call 802-422-9765 or email [email protected]

Drive-In, Rutland: Sleepy Hollow
6:30 p.m. The Norma Patterson Drive-In at the Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland. $26.50/vehicle.
The Norma Patterson Drive In, as part of the Same Sun Movie Series 2021, presents Sleepy Hollow. Tickets are $26.50/vehicle. Please do not bring more attendees than the vehicle has seat-beats. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins 7:00 p.m. (or slightly later depending on daylight conditions). For more info and to buy tickets visit paramountvt.org.

English poetry and North African rhythms
7 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph. Pay what you can.
Vermont-based singer-songwriter Jennifer Grout first became internationally recognized in 2013 throughout the Arab world for her participation on “Arab’s Got Talent,” where she sang famous songs in Arabic while accompanying herself on the “oud” (an Arabic lute). She also gained recognition in Morocco for performing various traditional Moroccan styles, such as Chaabi, Berber, Gnawa, and the music of renowned Marrakech artist Hamid Zahir. Jennifer will be performing her original music as a duo with Burlington-based multi-percussionist Mr. Colin Henkel on the “Kajon.” For more info visit chandler-arts.org or call 802-728-9878.

Komen Vermont Virtual More than Pink Walk
All Day. Virtual. Free.
The 2021 Komen Vermont Virtual More than Pink Walk is one of Susan G. Komen’s national series signature fundraising events. This is a day to put aside everything else in our lives and share our stories, our laughter, and our tears to raise money that saves lives. Whether arms linked, side-by-side as a member of a MTPWalk team, or as an individual participant, it is possible to come together virtually to #walkwhereyouare and celebrate survivors and those living with breast cancer, and remember loved ones lost. To register visit komennewengland.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.

Community yoga class
8:30 a.m. True Yoga VT, 22 Wales St., Rutland. Free.
Join True Yoga VT for a free Yin class. For more info call 802-282-9880.

Pumpkin Party
10 a.m. Pittsford Recreation Area, 223 Recreation Area Rd, Pittsford.
The Pittsford Recreation and Maclure Library present their Pumpkin Party from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Festivities include hayrides, pumpkin decorating, snacks and hot chocolate.

“Stickman” at Artistree
10 a.m. Artistree Community Arts Center, 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret. $5 General Admission.
Stickman lives in the family tree with his stick lady love and their three stick children. He’s heading on an epic adventure across the seasons. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas? A half-hour animated film based on the much-loved children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. Stick Man tells the tale of a happy-go-lucky father’s epic journey to make it home in time for Christmas. The film is 26 minutes long and recommended for children ages 3+. For more info and to buy tickets visit artistreevt.org/stick-man.html.

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!

Pendant and pine needle coiling
11 a.m. Gallery at the VAULT, 68 Main St., Springfield. $45/person.
Create a beautiful pendant in one day. If you are a beginner, this class can introduce you to the art of coiling. You can make one or more of these pendants in the four hour class. If you are an experienced coiler, there are opportunities to expand your skill by learning to make spaces, wrap rows, and add beads. Students are asked to bring scissors. Other materials are available in class. For more info and to register visit galleryvault.org or call 802-885-7111.

Solving More Mysteries with Documents & DNA
12 p.m. Virtual. $10. Today’s genealogists and family historians have the greatest array of tools to discover new ancestors and collateral relatives. DNA matches often verify the paper trail but at other times redefine family relationships and leave us with some questions that cannot be answered. As veteran genealogist Michael Dwyer takes us through four new case studies, including recent additions to his mt DNA line, he underscores one of the most important characteristics of research: diligence. For more info and to register for the classes visit vtgenlib.org.

Metropolitan Opera – ‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
12:55 p.m. Paramount Theatre, Rutland. $23/person.
Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Grammy Award–winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M. Blow’s moving memoir. The first opera by a Black composer presented on the Met stage and featuring a libretto by filmmaker Kasi Lemmons, the opera tells a poignant and profound story about a young man’s journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship. To purchase tickets visit paramountvt.org

Hartford UU Turkey Supper
4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
First Universalist Society of Hartland, Hartland. $15/meal.
The famous Hartland UU turkey suppers are coming on Oct. 23 and 30! Complete homemade turkey dinners include roast turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potato, squash, cole slaw, pickles, a roll and pumpkin pie. Pre-order with a specific pick up time at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The meals will be take-out only. There will be no inside dining. All meals must be pre-ordered. Cash and checks only. No cards. To order your meal, visit hartlanduu.org or call 802-738-0102.

Haunted Village Theater
5 p.m. Barnard Town Hall, Barnard. $5-20 sliding scale.
BarnArts launches a new seasonal theater project this fall, Haunted Village Theater, in the Village of Barnard. Local actors will lead tours around Barnard, visiting five separate mostly outdoor locations, each with a small cast of actors telling a ghost story or a short play around a fire pit. This event will incorporate local lore and public spaces with our creative community, establishing a new cultural experience for all ages. For more info and to buy tickets visit barnarts.org.

Halloween Carnival
6 p.m. Sherburne Memorial Library, Killington. Free.
Join the Sherburne Memorial Library for a Halloween Carnival! Stations of games, fortune telling, and, smores (weather permitting) will be set up around the library and each child receives a “passport.” Visit each station to receive a stamp in your passport then turn it in at the circulation desk for a bag of treats. Social distancing will take place at the event and masks are recommended. Parents, bring your camera for photo opportunities with Halloween backdrops and costumes are encouraged. The Carnival is open to all ages.

Drive-In, Rutland: The Exorcist
6:30 p.m. The Norma Patterson Drive In at the Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland. $26.50/vehicle.
The Norma Patterson Drive In, as part of the Same Sun Movie Series 2021, presents The Exorcist. Please do not bring more attendees than the vehicle has seat-beats. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie begins 7:00 p.m. (or slightly later depending on daylight conditions). For more info and to buy tickets visit paramountvt.org.

FOLA presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
7 p.m. Heald Auditorium, Ludlow Town Hall, Ludlow. Free.
In keeping with the coming Halloween celebration, FOLA will present the award-winning film, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American gothic supernatural horror film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely based on Washington Irving’s 1820 short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, and stars Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. As with all FOLA movies, everyone is invited to attend and the movie is free; donations are appreciated to offset FOLA’s costs. Per the town’s Covid-19 policy, all non-vaccinated attendees are required to wear masks while it is strongly recommended that those vaccinated also wear masks. For more info visit fola.us or call 802-228-7239.

Brandon Music presents Steven Kirby Quintet
7:30 p.m. Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Rd, Brandon. $25/person or $35/person with dinner.
Brandon Music is delighted to welcome the return of the Steven Kirby Quintet for a special performance of contemporary and mainstream jazz. The Boston-based quintet will be performing Steven Kirby’s “Illuminations Project” featuring vocalist Aubrey Johnson. Steven Kirby describes his “Illuminations Project” as richly textured, multi-layered, ebullient and lyrical jazz with evocative and exciting compositions and stellar musicianship. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $25. A specialty three course dinner is also available from 6 p.m. for $35. Reservations required as seating is limited. For more info and to buy tickets visit brandon-music.net.

A Family Halloween
All Day. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock. Included with general admission.
Costume parades, Halloween activities and games, and tractor-drawn hay rides to celebrate Halloween at Billings Farm & Museum. Children in costume will be admitted for free. For more info visit billingsfarm.org.

“Spirit of Wood” show and competition
All Day. FieldHouse Sports Arena, 12 Tallman Rd, Bow, NH. $5/adult. Free for youth under 16.
The New England WoodCarvers (NEWC), an organization that promotes the wood arts, will display hundreds of carvings at their “Spirit of Wood” Show and Competition. Carvers compete in Youth, Novice, Intermediate, Open and Master categories. In addition to carving competitions, carving clubs from around New England will display their work and talk about carving at tables set up around the show. There will be demonstrations for beginner and accomplished carvers throughout the day. A raffle and auction will also be available at the Spirit of Wood Show. For more info visit newc.org.

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.

A Community of Parents
10 a.m. Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, Rutland. Free.
We meet from 10-11:30 a.m. at Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. Snacks provided, siblings welcome. Find connection, education, and a community to share with. The community is here to support you during the transition of adding a new baby or child to your family – or whenever you need a community of parents to listen! All parents including expecting parents and caregivers welcome. For more info visit wonderfeetkidsmuseum.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.

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-19 Support VT staff will provide a structured environment for discussion and tips for coping and wellness. For more info visit bit.ly/frontlineworkerssupport.

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]

Line Dance: Country
9:30 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. $5/class.
Join the Godnick Center on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. with Marilyn Sheldon. Come for a fun cardiovascular workout with both new and old-line dances. No experience necessary. No partner needed. For more info call 802-773-1853.

Foot Clinic
12:30 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. $10/person.
Foot Clinic provided by VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region. This event is by appointment only. Appointments will be made between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. in 20-minute increments. To make an appointment contact the Godnick Center at 802-773-1853 or visit Rutlandrec.com/godnick.

Knitting Group
12:30 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]

Chess Club
4 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.
Are you new to the game or have you been playing for years? This is an opportunity for players of all levels and ages to play chess. Bring your own chess set if you are able, some sets will be available. For more info contact club organizer Gregory Weller at [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]

Pickleball
5 p.m. Maxfield Outdoor Sports Complex, Hartford. $2/session.
Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. We always welcome new players. Come give it a try! We have equipment on-site that can be loaned out if you need it. Ages 15+. Purchase our Active Play Pass for $15 or a $2 fee per session. To register visit bit.ly/HartfordPickleball.

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]

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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