Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Central Vermont’s largest event for baby boomers and seniors returns to Rutland

Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m. — RUTLAND — Vermont Maturity Magazine will present the fifth annual Central Vermont 50+ Expo on Saturday, April 23 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Rutland from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The expo is a day of fun and learning designed for Vermonters age 50 and older, though all ages are welcome to attend. The event includes more than 40 exhibitors offering useful information and giveaways, health and travel workshops and food and art demonstrations.

Acclaimed chef Robert Barral from Café Provence will demonstrate how to make a savory pie and pastry chef Betsy Hutton will provide instruction in cake and cookie decorating.

Another feature of the event is a live art demonstration by Vermont artist Peter Huntoon. He will design and complete a watercolor painting during the expo, answer attendees’ questions and offer professional painting tips.

Attendees can enter to win two tickets to a Red Sox vs. Royals game in Boston, two round trip tickets to Boston from Cape Air and a trip for two to Atlantic City from Vermont’s Green Mountain Tours.

Admission is free, and there is plenty of free parking. For more information, visit, call 802-872-9000, ext. 18 or email

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