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December 2017

Fiber Arts Group Workshop

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

If you have a quilting, rug hooking,knitting or penny rug you are working on,,join us to learn new skills, work with others and meet people with similar interests. Call or email to register. Free, 10 a.m. - noon. Williamstown Academy at Ainesworth Public Library, 2338 Vt. Rt. 14, Williamstown, 433-5887, library@williamstownvt.org.

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Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street
Rutland (city), VT 05701 United States
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This holiday season, give yourself the gift of letting go. The focus is total relaxation, rather than to stretch muscles. These poses are perfect to combat physical and emotional stress. Culminates with Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation similar to a lucid nap, to calm anxieties and access the serenity within. $18 (or 2 class punches) for Cobra members/$20 non-members, noon - 2 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe St., Rutland, 772-7011, email cobravt@me.com. ​

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Meditation Circle

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2017

Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St.
Poultney, VT 05764 United States
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$5

  . For those who wish to start meditating, reconnect with lapsed practice, or bring their spiritual experience to inspire others, find mutual support, and develop new vision. Chairs available, or bring cushions. Free-will donation to SVA ($5), third Sunday each month, 6 -7:30 p.m. Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 East Main St., Poultney, 884-8052,  hbanow@sbcglobal.net. Image: Medicine Wheel by Howard Banow

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Bone Builders Exercise Class

December 18 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until April 23, 2018

Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2
East Monpelier, Vermont
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Free

Increase bone density & prevent Osteoporosis, Free, two classes: 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 9 - 10 a.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Rt. 2, East Montpelier, 223-3322, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net.

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Qi Gong

December 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, repeating indefinitely

Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Road
Waterbury, VT United States
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$10

Series of classes focussed on postural alignment, stretching and conditioning to better prepare the body for studying the internal art of Qi Gong. Basic movements and fundamental breathing principles will also be introduced to help students understand how to efficiently control both their mass and energetic center during Qi Gong exercises. 9 - 10:15 a.m., Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Road, Waterbury, 244-8134, zenbarnvt.com.

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Seniors in Motion

December 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4
Barre, VT 05641 United States
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$10 - $30

​ ​Cardio​ ​and​ ​strength​ ​exercises with​ ​​Jackie​ ​Isabelle​,​ ​meets Mondays​ ​​and​ ​​Wednesdays​​​.​ ​$30​ ​for​ ​10​ ​sessions. 9:30 a.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St., Barre, 479-9512.

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Yin Yoga w/ Christy

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Road
Waterbury, VT United States
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$10

Yin yoga is an ancient practice where we hold poses for several minutes to stretch the connective tissue, fascia, and cartilage around a joint. Yin yoga provides many benefits to the physical body such as improving bone health and joint function. Noon - 1:15 p.m., Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Road, Waterbury, 244-8134, zenbarnvt.com.

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Advanced Tai Chi

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2
East Monpelier, Vermont
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Free

Free, 1 - 2 p.m. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Rt. 2, E. Montpelier, 223-3322,  twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net.

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Kids Buti Yoga

December 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Road
Waterbury, VT United States
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$10

A blend of yoga and creative dance activities adapted for children, considering factors such as age, anatomy, disposition and lifestyle. The freedom to move and explore traditional yoga postures blended with rhythmic dance and music. 4 - 5 p.m., Zenbarn, 179 Guptil Road, Waterbury, 244-8134, zenbarnvt.com.

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802 Quits Tobacco Cessation Program – Mondays

December 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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FREE

Ongoing workshops to provide tobacco cessation support and free nicotine replacement products with participation. Free, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Physiatry conference room, Rutland Regional Medical Center, 160 Allen St., www.rrmc.org.

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Beginners Tai Chi

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until April 23, 2018

Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 Route 2
East Monpelier, Vermont
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Free

Free. Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Rt. 2, East Montpelier, 223-3322, twinvalleyseniors@myfairpoint.net.

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802 Quits Tobacco Cessation Program – Tuesday

December 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 26, 2017

Rutland Heart Center, 12 Commons Street
Rutland, 05701 United States
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Free

Ongoing workshops to provide tobacco cessation support and free nicotine replacement products with participation. Free, 11 a.m. - noon. Rutland Heart Center, 12 Commons St., www.rrmc.org.

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Free Paper Crafting Workshop

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, 128 Merchants Row Ste 605
Rutland, 05701-5912
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$00.00

Weekly workshops where we'll make easy, fun, and useful projects out of paper. Everything needed is provided free of charge. 1 - 2:30 p.m. Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, 128 Merchants Row, Ste. 605, Rutland, 775-6834, www.vermontpsychiatricsurvivors.org.

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Support Services at Home Program Enrollment

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4
Barre, VT 05641 United States
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free and open to the public

Learn how you can get free access to an RN for a blood pressure clinic or other health education workshop. Join David Harnett for a question-and-answer session and enrollment. 1-3 p.m. Barre Area Senior Center, 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre. Register at 622-0531.

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802 Quits Tobacco Cessation Program – Castleton

December 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main Street
Castleton, VT 05735 United States
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Free

Ongoing workshops to provide tobacco cessation support and free nicotine replacement products with participation. Free, 5 - 6 p.m. Castleton Community Center, 2108 Main St., 468-3093, www.rrmc.org.

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Tai Chi for Fall Prevention

December 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Rutland Recreation Corcelle Building, 16 North St. Ext.
Rutland, United States
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free

Free class, starts promptly every Thursday, 3 p.m., Corcelle Building, 16 North St. Ext., Rutland, 775-3855.

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Sun Salutations for the Winter Solstice

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street
Rutland (city), VT 05701 United States
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Celebrate the shortest day of the year with 36 surya namaskar (sun salutations) interspersed with 18 chandra namasker (moon salutations). Be in community, and rededicate yourself to your yoga practice during this busy season. Normal class rates apply, $5 for those new to Cobra. 6 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe St., Rutland.

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Getting Gulls: A Workshop and Virtual Field Trip

December 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St.
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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By Donation

  Bryan Pfeiffer will help demystify one of birdwatching’s greatest challenges: immature gulls, with  images, videos, exuberance and sense of humor. Suggested $10 donation, 7 - 8 p.m. (optional extra hour for advanced gull ID). North Branch Nature Center, 713 Elm St., Montpelier, 229-6206, northbranchnaturecenter.org.

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The Friday Writers

December 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Friday, repeating until December 31, 2017

Rutland Area Food Co-op, 77 Wales Street
Rutland, VT 05701 USA
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Writers of all levels, of all subjects and forms, meets each week to read and discuss. All are welcome. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Above the Rutland Area Food Coop, 77 Wales St., Rutland.

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International Folk Dancing

December 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove Street
Rutland, 05701 United States
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Free

  All dances taught by Judy. BYOB. Dress comfortably, solid shoes with non-skid soles. Also Jan. 11 & 15. Free, 7 p.m. Rutland Jewish Center, 96 Grove St., Rutland, 773-3455,   RutlandJewishCenter.org.

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January 2018

Young Scientist Program

January 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road
Norwich, VT United States
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$235

  A 7-week program of hands-on experiments, fun projects, and individual explorations in the physical and natural sciences. Designed for preschoolers (ages 4+) and kindergartners. Mornings 9:30–11:30 a.m. or afternoons, 1–3 p.m. Members $215, non-members $235. Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich, 649-2200, montshire.org.,

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Journaling Through Grief

January 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - February 21, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Rd
Barre, VT 05641 United States
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An 8-week focused support group utilizing "Understanding Your Grief," book and journal, by Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D. For more information and to register, please contact Diana at CVHHH. Space is limited, pre-registration required. 4 – 5:30 p.m. Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, 224-2241, dmoore@cvhhh.org, www.cvhhh.org.

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First Friday Folk Dancing

January 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day 3 of the month, happening 3 times

Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St.
Montpelier, 05602
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Free

Exercise, meet people, and learn about other cultures. No experience or a partner necessary. Nancy Schulz will supply the music and the instructions. Learn dances from a variety of countries; circle, line, and couple dances. A suggested donation of $3-5 at the door will go to support programming at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center. 6:30 p.m. Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre St, Montpelier, 223-2518.

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Montshire Makers: Chain Reactions

January 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road
Norwich, VT United States
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$10 - $15.

Beat the clock to create a massive chain reaction machine. Spend first Fridays exploring new skills and hanging out with friends. Design, create and build something cool—a robot that draws, an electronic blinky bug, tessellating designs. Sign-up for one session, all of them, or just drop in. Each month explore a different topic. For grades 6–9, pre-registration encouraged. Pre-registration: $8 members, $10 non-members; Registration at the door: $12 members, $15 non-members. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire…

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Noyes Nature Rhythm Workshop

January 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Studio Serpentine at Cobra, 56 Howe Street
Rutland (city), VT 05701 United States
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Learn strengthening techniques and be led on a creative movement unfoldment based on earth's nature and accompanied by beautiful music. Silks provided. Taught by Emily Mott. $18 members/$20 non-members. 1 p.m. Studio Serpentine at Cobra Gymnastics & Dance Center, 56 Howe St., Building H., Rutland. Register at: 772-7011 or cobravt@me.com.

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Mine, Yours, Ours–Money and your Honey

January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 31, 2018

Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place
Barre, 05641
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Free

Four-week class to improve communication around money and build personal finance management skills in partnership with a significant other. Come by yourself or with your partner. Manage your budget, reduce debt, save more money, and communicate better with your honey about money. Topics include budgeting, debt management, retirement, savings, and credit. Free, 6 p.m. Capstone Community Action, 20 Gable Place, Barre, 477-5176, capstonevt.org.

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Afterschool Adventures for K-2 Series 3

January 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Road
Norwich, VT United States
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$100

  For kids who love "doing" science, an opportunity to explore science and nature using hands-on experiences and real experiments. We will hypothesize, test, observe, and also use our creativity. Explore a different theme each week. Thursdays, Jan. 18, 25 and Feb. 1. Members $90, non-members $100, Drop off 3:15 - 3:30 p.m., pick-up 5:15 p.m. Montshire Museum of Science, 1 Montshire Rd., Norwich, 649-2200, montshire.org.

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