+FIVE: March 16-22, 2017

A LOOK AT THE MIDDLE EAST
VPR’s Nina Keck presents…
March 16
6:30 p.m.
Chittenden Public Library
223 Chittenden Road
Chittenden
VPR’s Nina Keck will share pictures and stories from her recent trip to Jordan to report on the Syrian refugee crisis. 773-3531, www.chittendenpubliclibrary.com.

OF AN ERA
Little Bands, Big Voices: Singers Take Center Stage in the 1940s.
March 17
1:30 – 3 p.m.
Godnick Center
1 Deer St.,
Rutland
Composer and lecturer Erik Nielsen will discuss some of the great singers who became stars of that era: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, The Andrews Sisters and Nat King Cole. He will also play some of the popular music of the time. 353-0684, www.rutlandrec.com/godnick. $5 or membership.

THE DOCTOR IS IN
Meet the Cat in the Hat
March 18
11 a.m. – noon.
Phoenix Books
2 Center St.
Rutland
Bring your camera to get your photo taken with this beloved character at story time, 855-8078. www.phoenixbooks.biz.

LAUGHING LEPRECHAUNS
Irish Comedy Tour
March 18
8 p.m.
The Paramount Theater
30 Center St.
Rutland
The party atmosphere of a Dublin pub combined with a boisterous, belly-laugh band of hooligans. These Irish American comedians tear apart, as well as validate, all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. 775-0570, www.paramountvt.org.

IT’S SPRING SOMEWHERE
Boston Bus Trip
March 23
6:30 a.m.
Rutland – Boston
Travel to Boston and choose to either attend the New England Flower Show or visit the Fine Arts Museum. Leave from the Diamond Run Mall at 6:30 a.m. Get to Boston about 10 a.m. $119.00 includes travel ticket, videos and snacks. Call Mr. Twitters to register 773-0795/ 800-924-8948.

George Nostrand

George Nostrand is a Vermont musician, writer and calendar editor for the Rutland Reader and Rutland Herald. You might see him around as his alter-ego, the front man for George's Back Pocket.

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