Fri, Oct 7, 2011 09:06 AM
Thursday, October 6 - Applications are due to audition for this
year's Really Big Show in November. Auditions will be Friday,
October 7 and Tuesday, October 11 from 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Rutland
Intermediate School. Call United Way, 773-7477, with your
Thursday, October 6 - Have your Thursday night supper at the First
Congregational Church, 189 S. Main St., in Wallingford, with
chicken pie, cole slaw, cranberry sauce and relish, glazed carrots,
beverages, and homemade pies. Have the additional satisfaction of
knowing moneys raised go into a fund to restore the church steeple.
Service begins at 5 p.m. Find out more by calling Evelyn Smith,
Friday, October 7 - James Cassarino and Rebecca Purdom perform a
concert at 12-noon at the Trinity Church, 85 West St. They play
organ and flute, respectively. To find out more about the half-hour
of music, call 775-4368.
Friday, October 7 - Clarendon Elementary School hosts an evening of
laughter Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. Special guests are the Clarendon
Volunteer Fire Department, Clarendon Town road crew, the state
transportation department, and the town select board for all their
hard work post "Mean Irene." Enjoy cider and cookies, snacks, and
more while your contributions help teacher Susan Mordecai, whose
home was wrecked by the storm.
Saturday, October 8 - Saturday is a great day for eating and
fun, plus raising money for local causes. Downtown Rutland
businesses celebrate the season with the community's annual
Harvest/Heritage Festival and a Heritage Cake commemorating the
250th anniversary of Rutland Town's official charter. Call
October 8 & 9 - Catch a horse-drawn wagon to ride up the hill
to the 50th annual Chaffee Aft Center's Art in the Park gathering
in Main Street Park at the corner of Nain and West streets. Begin
your holiday shopping with selections from the numerous vendors.
Relish the autumn sunshine (we hope). Come back Sunday to see the
treasures you missed the first time through.
Saturday, October 8 - Spend your evening at a dinner plus silent
auction to benefit the Rutland Women's Shelter, enjoying a dinner
by Applebee's and dessert by Café Provence, held at Shear Heaven
Salon and Day Spa, 168 N. Main St. In addition to a silent auction,
50/50 raffle and cash bar, you receive an opportunity to win a
facial, pedicure, and manicure. Time is 5-8 p.m. Call 773-8880 to
reserve your seat.
Sunday, October 9 - As the week begins, the Vermont Dining Train
offers a view of Vermont and New York countryside plus a
four-course dinner on wheels on the rails. Call (800) 292-7245 for
Tuesday, October 11 - Voc Rehab Vermont hosts the Chamber's October
mixer from 5 - 7 p.m. Check in with the Rutland Region Chamber of
Wednesday. October 12 - The documentary film Deaf Jam shows in the
Rutland Free Library's Community Cinema series, 7 p.m. It tells the
story of Aneta Brodski, a deaf New York teen as she immerses
herself in American Sign Language poetry and readies herself to be
one of the first deaf poets to compete in a youth slam. For more
info, call the library, 773-1860.
Saturday, October 15 - The College of St. Joseph Lady Saints
Basketball Team hosts local girls basketball clinics on. The
session for 9th through 12th graders is from 9-10:30 a.m.; 5th
through 8th graders, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All are welcome,
regardless of ability level. Call 773-5900 to find out more.
October 13 & 14 - FW Webb in Rutland hosts a free 10-hour
Construction Industry Outreach Training Program Thursday from 7:30
a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. Completion meets
state requirements for an OSHA 10-hour construction safety
training. Call 773-0672 (Home Builders & Remodelers Association
of Southern Vermont) to make sure you get a seat.
OTHER NOTES AROUND THE REGION:
Volunteers continue to work with Samaritan's Purse, removing mud
and silt, and flood-damaged flooring, sheetrock, and insulation.
Restaurateur Bill Gillam recently thanked staff and volunteers with
a dinner at his South Station Restaurant. The Samaritan's Purse
International Relief's command post continues to operate out of
Calvary Bible Church, 2 Meadow Ln., Rutland. Call 345-5705 to
volunteer or ask for help.
Thanks to Chef Donald Billings and his crew at Roots Restaurant for
their fund raising for farm disaster relief. In two evenings, they
Do you have an old lawnmower, garden tractor, ATV, or motorcycle?
Students in Stafford Technical Center's Power Mechanics/Welding
program are looking for equipment to repair and sell to earn money
for their program. Call instructor Kevin Corkins, 770-1058.
When you have some time, stop in the Chaffee Art Center, 16 S. Main
St., Rutland, to enjoy Enduring Traditions: The Art of Memorials
from Marble Valley, a new exhibit pulled together by Anne Tait of
Roger Williams University. On display through November 13, it looks
at the art of "monumental" art from the 1860s through the
The corn maze at Hathaway Farm received no significant damage from
tropical storm Irene and is open and busy. This year its theme is
Celebrating 250 Years in honor of the numerous communities that
celebrate their 250th charter anniversaries this year.