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Storytime!
10:30 a.m. Kimball Library in Randolph. Free.
Join Kimball Library for songs, books, and crafts during storytime. Recommended for ages 2-6 but all are welcome. The event will be held outside, weather permitting. Join Kimball Library for songs, books, and crafts during storytime. Recommended for ages 2-6 but all are welcome. The event will be held outside, weather permitting.

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.

Zentangle Workshop with Jenny Dembinski
2-4 p.m. Norman Williams Library in Woodstock. Free.
Take your doodles to the next level! Zentangle is a drawing method that promotes concentration and creativity while increasing personal well-being. Space is limited; please email [email protected] to register.

Pre-K storytime at Billings Farm
9:30 -11 a.m. Billings Farm in Woodstock.
Learn all about pumpkins in this fun, engaging program for preschool aged children (3-5) and an adult companion. Find the list of September stories and link to register at billingsfarm.org/prekstorytime/

Climate forests on the chopping block: Save them!  
6 – 7:30 p.m. Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St., Rutland and Virtual. Free. Join speakers Rachael Smoker of Biofuelwatch and Zack Porter of Standing Trees to learn about the importance of forests for climate, clean water, and biodiversity, and the looming threat of the proposed timber harvesting project in the Telephone Gap area of the Green Mountain National Forest near Rutland. This is a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event. To get the zoom link visit SavePublicForests.org.

The Manhattan Short Film Festival, final showing
7 p.m. at the Mount Holly Library located at 26 Maple Hill Rd, Belmont.
The Manhattan Short Film Festival (MSFF) is a group of short films from independent film makers from around the world: from comedy, drama, animation. This year 868 films were entered and the Manhattan Short Film Festival Selection Committee has carefully selected 10 short films as finalists. Each year more than 400 venues on six continents show these 10 films during one week. The Mount Holly Town Library is one of just three venues in Vermont to present MSFF. This is the 25th year for the festival, the second year for Mount Holly. Every attendee is given the opportunity to vote for the one film and one actor they think best. The winning film and actor will be announced at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 at: ManhattanShort.com. All 10 finalist films are shown at each showing, a total run time of 2 1/2 hours, including a 10 min intermission after the first 5. For more information call: (802) 259-3707.

Bone Builders Mendon Seniors
10 a.m. Roadside Chapel, 1680 Townline Rd in Mendon. Free.
Join Mendon Seniors for their bone building session every Tuesday and Thursday. Call 802-775-3766.

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]

Building Your Own Reality at Castleton University
12:30 p.m. in Jeffords Auditorium at Castleton University. Free.
Castleton University Professor of Voice and BARN OPERA and Opera Brittenica Founder, Joshua Collier presents a lecture on developing your dream business and succeeding in the arts. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more info visit: castleton.meritpages.com/newsBuilding-Your-Own-Reality-at-Castleton-University-on-Sept-29/29537

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.

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.

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.

Lego Play
2 p.m. Kimball Library in Randolph. Free.
Come to the Kimball library on Friday afternoons for free play and creative building. For more info visit kimballlibrary.org.

Ludlow Farmers Market
4 – 7 p.m. Okemo Mountain School green, 53 Main St. in Ludlow.
Smith Maple Crest Farm will be at the Ludlow Farmers Market every Friday until Oct. 7 (Columbus Weekend) from 4 – 7 p.m. on the green at the Okemo Mountain School. So come & shop for grass fed beef, VT Maple Syrup, and maple treats in person at the market.

Pico ski swap
5 p.m. Pico Base Lodge, Killington. Free.
The Pico Ski Club will once again be holding their annual equipment Swap & Sale Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Patrons will have their pick of gently used skis, snowboards, and winter clothing, as well as alpine and snowboard equipment. Also on hand will be backcountry, telemark, and skinning/AT gear. Local shops will also be offering great deals on last year’s gear and apparel that you will won’t want to miss out on. Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more info picoskiclub.com/swap.

34th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival
All Day. Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge. $8/adults, $5/under 12.
The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival celebrates small farms and natural fiber with a wide variety of vendors offering fleece and yarn, fiber animals, handspinning and fiber crafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted natural fiber products and local meat and cheese. The Festival includes contests, fiber arts classes and demonstrations, shepherd workshops, herding and shearing demos, fleece sale and more set against a backdrop of rolling hills during the peak of Vermont fall foliage.

Bourdon Maple Farm Fall Maple Open House Weekends
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Bourdon Maple Farm 112 Bourdon Rd in Woodstock. Bourdon Maple Farm will be offering the same activities (and more to come) with extended hours from 10 to 5pm. Find more event details at www.bourdonmaple.com/events and on our Facebook page afacebook.com/bourdonmaple. Find additional events in The Maple 100 at: vermontvacation.com/maple100.

Vermont’s Archery Deer Season Starts
All Day. Statewide.
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says hunters are looking forward to Vermont’s upcoming Oct. 1- Nov. 11 and Nov. 28 to Dec. 15 archery deer hunting season. A hunter may take up to four deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season if they do not shoot any deer in the other deer seasons. The purchase of an archery deer license and tag is required for each deer.

Vermont Open Studio Weekend  
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Statewide. Free.
The Vermont Crafts Council hosts it’s fall Open Studio Weekend Oct. 1-2 celebrating 30 years of the twice-annual event. For more info visit: vermontcrafts.com.

Rutland Summer Farmers’ Market
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Depot Park in Downtown Rutland.
From May to October the The Vermont Farmers Market and The Rutland County Farmer’s Market combine forces at Depot Park, located in the heart of downtown Rutland, to form the Downtown Rutland Summer Market. This massive outdoor market features farmers, potters, canners, bakers, jewelers, distillers, quilters, woodworkers, live music and much more. Not to mention an excellent selection of ethnic cuisines. Bring cash or buy tokens with a debit or credit card. Some vendors accept debit/credit cards, but not all.

Friends of Ilsley Library Book Sale   
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury.
The Friends of Ilsley Public Library will hold a used book sale on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Weather permitting the sale will be located on the Middlebury Town Offices Plaza, 77 Main Street. There is a large selection of fiction, non fiction, teen and children’s books, most at $2 or less. All purchases help support Ilsley Library programs for all ages. In case of poor weather, the sale will be in the Ilsley Library Community Room.

Artisan Market   
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Chaffee Art Center at 16 South Main St. in Rutland.
The Chaffee Art Center invites the public to their Artisan Market. Booths will feature all forms of the arts, variety of crafts, specialty foods and more will be on the lawn of the Chaffee Art Center. Vendors are still welcomed to apply. For more info visit chaffeeartcenter.org.

7th Annual Antique Apple Fest
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth.
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the seventh annual Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest on Saturday. This celebration of the harvest pays special tribute to the apple. Visit the heirloom apple orchard and sample vintage apple varieties. For more info visit historicsites.vermont.gov.

Ludlow’s 38th Annual Harvest Fair  
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lawn of the former Black River High School in Ludlow.                      The Ludlow Harvest Fair, put on by Ludlow Elementary School P.T.G., is their largest and only fundraiser of the year! There will be over 20 vendors set up on the front lawn of the former Black River High School selling their wares and providing food. The fair will also have the ever popular DooDoo Bingo where you can buy a square for $20 and if our animal poops in your square, you win the grand prize! Ludlow will be looking for volunteers and additional vendors. For more info visit Ludlow Elementary PTG facbook page: facebook.com/ludlowvtharvestfair/.

Killington Mountain Bike Season Passholder Appreciation Party
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Lower Rabbit Hole trail at Killington Resort. Free.
As another season comes to a close, Killington Resort hopes you can join them as they celebrate the 31st year of biking here at the Beast. Join Killington Resort on Saturday, Oct. 1 for a day of bike racing, awards, and free BBQ. At the end of the day, there will be a raffle with some great prizes, with one lucky winner taking home a 2023 Bike Park season pass.

Raku Pottery Woekshop with Andrew Berends
1 – 5 p.m. Gallery at the VAULT in Springfield. $270/person.
Raku is an exciting technique when pots are fired to 1840 degrees & pulled out of the hot kiln and manipulated with sawdust and water to change the look of the glazes. The first day will include making all kinds of clay work and the second day will include firing pots in the Raku tradition. This two-part class (Oct. 1 and Oct. 8) will be limited to 5 at Andrew’s studio in Springfield. The cost will be $250 which includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes and firing costs in a gas fired kiln. Directions to studio will be sent on registration.

Pawlet Community Church pork supper   
4:30 p.m. Pawlet Community Church in Pawlet. $12/adults, $6/age 12, free/5 & under.
The next pork supper hosted by the Pawlet Community Church is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. Indoor seating starts at 4:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, whether you’d like to dine indoors or takeout. The chruch is following the state mask mandate making masks optional. The church is located at 38 VT Rt. 133 at the junction of Route 30 and Route 133 in Pawlet Village. Please call ahead to place orders to-go at 802-325-3022. Pick up any time after 4:30 p.m.

Pico ski swap
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Pico Base Lodge, Killington. Free.
The Pico Ski Club will once again be holding their annual equipment Swap & Sale Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Patrons will have their pick of gently used skis, snowboards, and winter clothing, as well as alpine and snowboard equipment. Also on hand will be backcountry, telemark, and skinning/AT gear. Local shops will also be offering great deals on last year’s gear and apparel that you will won’t want to miss out on. Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more info picoskiclub.com/swap.

Evening of poetry at Rochester Public Library  
6 p.m. Rochester Public Library in Rochester Free.
Join Rochester Public Library for an evening of poetry with two special guests, Major Jackson and Didi Jackson, Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. The evening is co-sponsored by The Bookery, and copies of the Jackson’s books will be available for purchase.

FOLA Robin Williams Special  
7 – 9 p.m. Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall. Free.
Continuing its special series of Robin Williams’ great movies, Friends of Ludlow Auditorium (FOLA) will present “Good Morning, Vietnam” on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall. Everyone is invited to attend the film. There is no entry fee; donations are appreciated. For information call (802) 855-8883 or visit fola.us.

Rivershed Songwriters Festival  
7 – 10 p.m. Rivershed Killington, 747 Killington Road in Killington.
Rivershed Songwriters Festival returns after a 2 year COVID hiatus. The Rivershed Songwriters Festival is a festival put on by the Rivershed and owner Kara Tondorf. The festival features hit songwriters from today, tomorrow and yesterday’s country & pop music hits with guest appearances from Nashville’s hottest rising stars and from local up and coming songwriters. The 3 day festival in Scituate, MA and Braintree, MA will then travel up to the beautiful mountains in Killington making its debut at the new Rivershed in the Green Mountain State. This is the best line-up to date and will feature hits for artists like Lee Brice, Colbie Callait, Jason Mraz, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Faith Hill and more. For more info and for tickets visit therivershed.com.

34th Annual Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival   
All Day. Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge. $8/adults, $5/under 12.
The Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival celebrates small farms and natural fiber with a wide variety of vendors offering fleece and yarn, fiber animals, handspinning and fiber crafting equipment and supplies, handcrafted natural fiber products and local meat and cheese. The Festival includes contests, fiber arts classes and demonstrations, shepherd workshops, herding and shearing demos, fleece sale and more set against a backdrop of rolling hills during the peak of foliage.

Pico ski swap
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Pico Base Lodge, Killington. Free.
The Pico Ski Club will once again be holding their annual equipment Swap & Sale Friday-Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Patrons will have their pick of gently used skis, snowboards, and winter clothing, as well as alpine and snowboard equipment. Also on hand will be backcountry, telemark, and skinning/AT gear. Local shops will also be offering great deals on last year’s gear and apparel that you will won’t want to miss out on. Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more info picoskiclub.com/swap.

Vermont Open Studio Weekend    
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Statewide. Free.
The Vermont Crafts Council hosts it’s fall Open Studio Weekend Oct. 1-2 celebrating 30 years of the twice-annual event. For more info visit: vermontcrafts.com.

Bourdon Maple Farm Fall Maple Open House Weekends
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Bourdon Maple Farm 112 Bourdon Rd in Woodstock.
Bourdon Maple Farm will be offering the same activities (and more to come) with extended hours from 10 to 5pm. Find more event details at bourdonmaple.com/events and on our Facebook page afacebook.com/bourdonmaple. Find additional events in The Maple 100 at: vermontvacation.com/maple100.

Choral Evensong 
4 p.m. Church of Our Saviour, Mission Farm in Killington. Free.
Evening prayer, particularly in its musical version “Evensong,” is one of the treasures of the Episcopal Church. Its origins lie more than 500 years ago in the early days of the English Reformation, when Thomas Cranmer took elements from the Catholic Vesper and Compline services to create a new form of devotion for the end of the day. The result is a structured progression of prayer, praise, and contemplation. All are welcome.

Babies and Toddlers Rock
10-10:30 a.m. Fox Room, Rutland Free Library in Rutland. Free.
A music and pre-literacy program for children 0-24 months with Linda McFarlane. Free and open to all. For more info visit rutlandfree.org.

A Community of Parents
10 a.m. Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, Rutland. Free.
The community meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. Snacks provided, siblings welcome. Find connection, education, and a community to share with. They’re 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. For more info or to make a reservation call 802-773-1853.

Drive-up pick-up meals
12 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street in 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. For more info or to make a reservation call 802-773-1853.

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.

Writer’s Workshop with Local Author Robin Fisher
1 – 3 p.m. Thompson Senior Center in Woodstock. Free.
Storytelling: How to make your story compelling and cinematic, using mood, detail, description and feelings. The workshop will include instruction as well as short writing exercises using prompts. Robin Gaby Fisher is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has written 12 non fiction books. Her latest book, Unmasked, with Paul Holes, debuted at No. 3 on the New York Times bestseller list. She retired as Director of the Journalism Program at Rutgers University, Newark campus, last year. She resides full-time in Woodstock with her husband, Loren, co-owner of the Focus Fine Art Photography gallery, and their Bernese Mountain Dog, appropriately named Pudge. Advanced registration required. To register email [email protected]

Bingo
1:15 p.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street in Rutland. Program Fee Vaires
Come play bingo at the Gonick Center in Rutland on Mondays at 1:15 p.m. This is a drop-in activity. For more info visit bit.ly/frontlineworkerssupport.

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

Knit Night
6 p.m. Kimball Library in Randolph. Free.
Bring your knitting – or other handicraft – and enjoy an evening of crafting and socializing. For all ages and experience levels. For more info visit kimballlibrary.org.

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]

Endless Brook Bird Walk 
7:30 a.m. Endless Brook trailhead in Poultney. Free.  All levels of birding experience are welcome. Bring water and a snack, binoculars, cameras, field guides, if you have them. Slow pace with opportunities for observing & photographing. Sponsored by Rutland County Audubon and Slate Valley Trails. Contact Joel Tilley for more information: [email protected] (preferred method), or 802-598-2583, evenings 7 to 8 p.m.

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]

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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