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Baptiste Flow yoga
9 a.m. True Yoga Vermont, 22 Wales St., Rutland. $49 for a month of unlimited classes.
Join True Yoga Vermont for an hour long morning Baptiste Flow session. For more info visit trueyogavermont.com.

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.

Fiber Floosies
10 a.m. Godnick Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland. Free.
This fun group will be meeting in the Goodnick Center Craft Room starting in December. Attendees bring their projects in rug hooking, knitting, cross-stitch, or any fiber arts. Attendees must complete a membership form for the Godnick Center. No cost to participate. For more info call 802-773-1853.

VeggieVanGo – Free Food Distribution
10-11 a.m. Woodstock Union High School and Middle School in Woodstock. Free.
The VT Foodbank will be distributing fresh produce. They will also be distributing Boyden Farm in Cambridge. The distribution site is located near the Union Arena Entrance. Please be aware the parking lot will be full with school back in session full time and they ask for your patience while they direct traffic. Future distribution dates are Feb. 9 and March 9. Please contact Gretchen Czaja-WCUD School Nutrition Program Director with any questions at [email protected] or at 802-457-1317, ext. 1123.

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.

Picturing Difference: Photography, Democracy, and Race in the 19th Century
7 p.m. Virtual. Free.
In this talk, Dr. Smiley will discuss American daguerreotype portraiture, its uses as both as a scientific instrument and as a means of picturing loved ones, as well as the photographic portrait as a medium of democratic participation, particularly for African American, Asian, and women subjects. She will explore how nineteenth-century photographic portrait studios shaped conceptions of “self” and “other” and the sometimes-unlikely places where we may uncover these visual histories in museums and archival collections. To learn more and to register visit henrysheldonmuseum.org/elephant-in-the-room.

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.

Baptiste Flow yoga
6 a.m. True Yoga Vermont, 22 Wales St., Rutland. $49 for a month of unlimited classes.
Join True Yoga Vermont for an hour long early morning Baptiste Flow session. For more info visit trueyogavermont.com.

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]

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.

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.

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.

Kids Yoga
5 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, Rutland. $10/class.
Learning the basics of yoga and mindfulness to increase focus and concentration. A fun way to stay playful and healthy inside and out. Students must pre-register by the day before class. For more info and to register visit chaffeeartcenter.org.

“Finlay Donovan is Killing It”: Elle Cosimano in conversation with Kellye Garrett
7 p.m. Virtual. Free.
Sign up to participate in the next event in Macmillan’s Book + Author series, a virtual book club event with award-winning author Elle Cosimano for the paperback release of “Finlay Donovan is Killing It”. Registration is free, but book purchases are welcomed and appreciated. For more info and to register visit bit.ly/FinlayDonovanisKillingIt.

Vermont Snow Sculpture Festival & Competition
All Day. Suicide Six, 247 Stage Rd. in South Pomfret. Free.
Come see the intricate snow sculpture designs at Suicide Six this January. Spectators can watch the artists at work and enjoy browsing the final snow sculpture results. Each team will then vote on the “winner” and they will ultimately go on to compete in the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. For more information, visit artistreevt.org/vermont-flurry.html

Inferno Hot Pilates
6 a.m. True Yoga Vermont, 22 Wales St., Rutland. $49 for a month of unlimited classes.
Join True Yoga Vermont for an hour long early morning Inferno Hot Pilates session. For more info visit trueyogavermont.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Killington Grand Hotel’s Northstar Room in Killington. Free.
The American Red Cross is hosting a Blood Drive. Anyone who donates blood throughout the month of January will be entered for a chance to win a Super Bowl LVI getaway in Los Angeles for you and a guest. Plus, you will be entered for a chance to win a home theater package and $500 e-gift card. Visit redcrossblood.org and enter keyword KILLINGTON to schedule an appointment. You can also call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) to reserve your time slot over the phone.

Noon time hockey
12-1 p.m. Wendell A. Barwood Arena in Hartford. $5/play. Season passes available.
Noon Time Hockey is for the hockey enthusiast, ages 15+. This program is open play. Participants are required to have some hockey experience and must have complete hockey gear to play. For more info and to purchase tickets and season passes visit bit.ly/Noontimehockey.

Hartford general public skating
1:15-2:30 p.m. Wendell A. Barwood Arena in Hartford. Prices vary. Season passes available.
Enjoy public skating at the Wendell A. Barwood Arena (WABA). Skate rentals and sharpening are available on site. Rentals are $5 per pair and skate sharpening are $5 per pair. Public Skating Memberships are available online, at the Rec office, or at the WABA. For more info and to purchase season passes visit bit.ly/HartfordSkate.

Torchlight Snowshoe
4:30-6:30 p.m. Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. $10/adult and $5/youth and BFM members.
Snowshoe or walk the Billings Farm trail by torchlight as evening begins. Gather around the fire pit and warm up with complimentary s’mores and hot drinks. Learn about the wildlife here and the history of the land, guided by National Park rangers. For more info and to purchase tickets visit bit.ly/JanTorchlightShowshoe.

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” exhibit opening
5-7 p.m. Chaffee Art Center, 16 S Main St. in Rutland.
The Chaffee Art Center invites the community to the opening of a new exhibit “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with solo featured galleries of work by photographer, Lowell Snowden Klock and fine artist, Heather Wilson. For more info visit chaffeeartcenter.org.

Vermont Snow Sculpture Festival & Competition
All Day. Suicide Six, 247 Stage Rd. in South Pomfret. Free.
Come see the intricate snow sculpture designs at Suicide Six this January. Spectators can watch the artists at work and enjoy browsing the final snow sculpture results. Each team will then vote on the “winner” and they will ultimately go on to compete in the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. For more information, visit artistreevt.org/vermont-flurry.html

Winter Regulars and Rarities birding trip
8:30 a.m Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon. Free.
Rutland County Audubon will be reviving our Regular’s and Rarities birding expedition to points north of us, such as Dead Creek and Champlain Bridge. Meet at 8 a.m. at Otter Valley Union High School to caravan. Dress warmly, bring lunch and a beverage. Covid-19 restrictions will be followed. For more info contact: [email protected]

Winter Wildlife Celebration
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. VINS Nature Center in Quechee. Included with general admission.
Celebrate the wildlife of winter at the VINS Nature Center with a fun-filled day of family activities! In the morning, visit Fairy Court to begin your journey through the woods to hunt for fairies. The celebration continues in the afternoon with a visit from Braeburn Siberians where you will meet a team of sled dogs and learn how they are built for the winter! You can also join in for winter games, attend a program to learn how raptors survive winter, and take a stroll with an educator along the canopy walk. Snow or no, it’s sure to be a great way to discover the wonders of wildlife in winter!

Dinosaur World Live
2 p.m. Paramount Theatre in Rutland. $24/person.
Using stunning puppetry to bring remarkably life-like dinosaurs to the stage, Dinosaur World Live presents a host of impressive pre-historic creatures including every child’s favourite flesh-eating giant, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, along with a Giraffatitan, Microraptor, Segnosaurus and Triceratops. The show introduces Miranda, daughter of paleontologists, who grew up surrounded by dinosaurs on a far-away island off the coast of South America. She has brought her pre-historic pals to our shores and would love you to meet them. The Paramount requires proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test from all ticket holders age 12+ before entering the theater. Please note that we do not accept at-home tests. All attendees, regardless of age, must wear a mask while inside the venue. The Paramount requires all its staff, crew, and volunteers to be vaccinated. For more info visit paramountvt.org/event/dinosaur-world-live.

“The Loneliest Whale”
3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Billings Farm & Museum in Woodstock. $15/person or $12/BFM member.
“The Loneliest Whale” is a nature mystery, an unanswered question that needs to be solved and a chronicle of Zeman’s seemingly impossible journey to find his white whale. With a little data and a whole lot of hope, Zeman sets sail for the Channel Islands off California with a team of oceanographers and biologists in tow, using Navy sonar equipment, drone cameras and tracking tags to try and find Whale 52. For more info visit billingsfarm.org/filmseries.

Hartford general public skating
4:15-5:45 p.m. Wendell A. Barwood Arena in Hartford. Prices vary. Season passes available.
Enjoy public skating at the Wendell A. Barwood Arena (WABA). Skate rentals and sharpening are available on site. Rentals are $5 per pair and skate sharpening are $5 per pair. Public Skating Memberships are available online, at the Rec office, or at the WABA. For more info and to purchase season passes visit bit.ly/HartfordSkate.

Sing and Skate Throwback Karaoke Night
5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Giorgetti Arena, 2 Oak St. Ext. in Rutland. $5/person.
Enjoy a night of karaoke with Birch Ridge Music. Skate rentals are included in admission. Visit bit.ly/3nbRb7R

Swampalachian Trail
7:30 p.m. Next Stage Arts, 15 Kimball Hill in Putney. $18 in advance or $22 at the door.
Walter Parks, longtime guitarist sideman to Woodstock legend Richie Havens joins accordionist Rob Curto to present “Swampalachian Trail”. The show is the soundtrack to the building of America encompassing historic songs of European and African origin with hollers, reels, spirituals, work songs and hymns, all manifested in a contemporary way. In their live show Parks and Curto frequently use back-stories to preface songs, be they historic or original compositions or the occasional tributes to Richie Havens. For more info and to purchase tickets visit nextstagearts.org/event/walter-parks.

Vermont Snow Sculpture Festival & Competition
All Day. Suicide Six, 247 Stage Rd. in South Pomfret. Free.
Come see the intricate snow sculpture designs at Suicide Six this January. Spectators can watch the artists at work and enjoy browsing the final snow sculpture results. Each team will then vote on the “winner” and they will ultimately go on to compete in the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. For more information, visit artistreevt.org/vermont-flurry.html

Original Hot Yoga
8 a.m. True Yoga Vermont, 22 Wales St., Rutland. $49 for a month of unlimited classes.
Join True Yoga Vermont for an hour long morning Original Hot Yoga session. For more info visit trueyogavermont.com.

Rutland Winter Farmers’ Market
10 a.m. Vermont Farmers Food Center, 251 West Street in Rutland. Free.
The Vermont Farmers’ Market is proud to hold an indoor market in Rutland throughout the winter time. From farm fresh veggies to artisan cheeses, handcrafted breads, maple syrup, Vermont crafts, hot prepared food, and more – find it all at the indoor market. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MNFF Selects presents “From the Wild Sea”
2p.m. Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. $16/person or $7/children under 12. Buy a Selects Pass for $105.
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is bringing back MNFF Selects, its monthly in-person screening series at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. MNFF Selects will kick off its eight month run this October, spanning through May 2022. For its “comeback” edition, MNFF Selects presents Humans and Animals: Shared Experiences, Intersecting Worlds. The series will be geared toward families, with six of the eight films rated G or PG. The fourth movie is “From the Wild Sea”. For more info visit middfilmfest.org/selects-2021-22.

Hartford general public skating
3:10-4:30 p.m. Wendell A. Barwood Arena in Hartford. Prices vary. Season passes available.
Enjoy public skating at the Wendell A. Barwood Arena (WABA). Skate rentals and sharpening are available on site. Rentals are $5 per pair and skate sharpening are $5 per pair. Public Skating Memberships are available online, at the Rec office, or at the WABA. For more info and to purchase season passes visit bit.ly/HartfordSkate.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Inferno Hot Pilates
6 a.m. True Yoga Vermont, 22 Wales St., Rutland. $49 for a month of unlimited classes.
Join True Yoga Vermont for an hour long early morning Inferno Hot Pilates session. For more info visit trueyogavermont.com.

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.

Zoom Course: The Fragile Electric Grid
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Virtual. $45/course fee.
What happened in Texas, when they had over forty hours of grid blackout, and over 700 deaths? And what about California? And why did our own New England grid operator write a report with 23 scenarios of the future grid and 19 of the scenarios had rolling blackouts? Could Texas happen here? Is our grid resilient enough for truly bad weather or the outage of a major power plant? In this course, we will look at the root causes of these relatively new problems. Meredith Angwin has wide-ranging experience in power and transmission technologies. As a chemist employed by utilities, she headed research projects on pollution control and corrosion control. More recently, she served on a consumer advisory group to our grid operator. She is the author of the recent book Shorting the Grid: The Hidden Fragility of Our Electric Grid. This course runs on Mondays from Jan. 17 through Feb. 7. For more info and to register visit bit.ly/FragileGrid.

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.

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

Fair Haven Historical Society annual meeting
6:30 p.m. Virtual. Free.
The Fair Haven Historical Society would like to invite their members and friends to join them virtually for the Annual Meeting. Special guest, Polly Allen, will give a history of the Stephen Fish house or, as it is more commonly known, the Red House. The meeting can be accessed at bit.ly/FHHSAnnualMeeting.

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]

Inferno Hot Pilates
9 a.m. True Yoga Vermont, 22 Wales St., Rutland. $49 for a month of unlimited classes.
Join True Yoga Vermont for an hour long early morning Inferno Hot Pilates session. For more info visit trueyogavermont.com.

‘My Daddy is a Pretzel’
9:30-10:30 a.m. Stone Valley Arts, 145 E Main St. in Poultney. $12/pre-registered or $13/drop-in.
Stone Valley Arts will team-up with WoodSpryte Arts Early Learning Adventures for literacy-based integrative arts program for the very young led by instructor Rosemary Moser. Classes are open to children ages 2-8. For this session, let’s warm our bodies with yoga, games, and stories! For more info visit stonevalleyarts.org.

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.

Tai Chi Level 3
10:45 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 six week 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]

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]

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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