+FIVE: May 1-7, 2014

0501_RHV_pigroastwithkids+1. Feed for Wonderfeet
Downtown pig roast at Roots Restaurant
On Wales Street, Rutland, Tuesday, 4-8 p.m.
It’s becoming an annual tradition – the pig roast on the street in front of Roots the Restaurant. The first one was a Tropical Storm Irene relief benefit; this year’s will benefit the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, which is open two days a week in downtown and looking to grow. There’s lots of food, beer, and music, with good company. $5 food; $5 beers. Come on down and help the kids. www.wonderfeetkidsmuseum.org

Loyalty Day 5+2. Loyal to the core
Loyalty Day parade
Downtown Rutland, Sunday, 2 p.m.
The state’s oldest, best Loyalty Day parade, which nearly didn’t happen, but was saved by concerned locals. Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars post 648, this is the can’t miss parade of spring. You can run/ walk the Cairo Shriners 5k just before settling in to share your appreciation for our country.


0501_RHV_rutgreenup2_2+3. Bag the winter trash
Green up day
Saturday, all day, everywhere
One of Vermont’s best traditions is an excellent way to celebrate the start of spring – by giving some time to do right by our roadways, woods, parks and green space everywhere. The snow is melted, and has left behind litter. There’s more than 15,700 miles of town roads across Vermont, but you only need to do your small part to make a difference. Go to www.greenupvermont.org to find out where to get bags and take part.

0501_RHV_AniDifranco+4. The mother of punk
Ani DiFranco
Paramount Theatre, Rutland, Tuesday, 8 p.m.
The ultimate punk folk performer and a true original, Ani DiFranco brings a lyrical, incisive and rebellious vibe to every song she sings. By turns touching and searing, often in the same lyric, DiFranco is an icon and a great show. They say you’ve got to be mature to handle her — so don’t bring your parents. Tickets: $39.75 – $46.75, 775-0903
0501_RHV_artparkopen3+5. Young at Art
Chaffee Invitational 30 under 30
Chaffee Downtown Gallery, Saturday, 5 p.m.
Come check out an opening reception celebration of 30 local artists under the age of 30 at the Chaffee Downtown Gallery on Merchants Row from 5 to 7 p.m. Along with some light refreshments and great conversation you’ll see these artists in person. For more information please call 802-775-0356 or email at info@chaffeeartcenter.org.