READER BULLETINS: January 4-10, 2018

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Rutland Regional has recently launched a support group for those who have undergone bariatric surgery. The group meets the first Monday of each month at the Rutland Regional Diabetes and Endocrinology Office at 8 Albert Cree Drive in Rutland.
Each meeting provides the support you need to help achieve and maintain your weight-loss goals. The group also provides an opportunity to share experiences and receive the encouragement and reinforcement needed to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. This group is open to anyone who has had, or is preparing to have, bariatric surgery.
For more information contact Donna Hunt, diabetes educator and manager of the Rutland Region Diabetes & Endocrinology Center at 802-775-7844.

Join us January 11 for the 3.7-mile loop around the West Rutland Marsh (an Important Birding Area) or go halfway. Kids, new birders and non-members always welcome. Learn from our friendly bird experts and join us for brunch after the walk. Meet at the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot at 8 a.m. Contact

Grade 1 & 2 Instructional Basketball
Have fun while learning the basic skills needed to play the game of basketball. Learn to dribble, pass and shoot in this introduction to the world of basketball. Parents are encouraged to get involved. Leo Keefe Gym (RMS) Saturdays Jan. 6 to Feb. 10, 8 – 9 a.m. $36R/ $47NR. Register online 24/7 at or give us a call at 773-1822 Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mess Fest Art Class
Each week students will paint BIG on the easels, play with markers, glue, rip, cut, smooth and more. Art show on the last day of class to show off their amazing artistic endeavors. Ages 4-6, at the Courcelle Building. Fridays Jan. 5 – Feb. 9, 1 – 2 p.m., $45R/$54NR. Register online 24/7 at or give us a call at 773-1822 Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Integrative Yoga
This class is gentle to moderate in nature, and all are welcome. Beginners will have an experience that is challenging but safe; experienced students will learn how to work at a deeper level to develop a more personal practice. Each class will include postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation as well as other yogic techniques. Wednesdays Jan. 3 – Feb. 21, 5 – 6:15 p.m., 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. $46R/$57NR
Register online 24/7 at or give us a call at 773-1822 Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rock Climbing Clinics
There are four Levels in our climbing program. Intro is for those who are brand-new to rock climbing; Level 1 is for climbers who have successfully passed intro or have had previous exposure to rock climbing; Level 2 is for climbers who are ready to learn how to be a true climber and climb set routes; Level 3 builds on previously learned skills. Rock Climbing is a lifetime skill and an excellent way for your child to participate in a full-body fitness program. All classes are held at Green Mountain Rock Climbing. Classes are open to children K-8. Intro/Level 1: Saturdays 4 – 5 p.m. $78R/$89NR. Level 2/Level 3: Saturdays 5 – 6 p.m. $78R/$89NR. Register online 24/7 at or give us a call at 773-1822 Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A free, peer-run workshop is held at Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, 128 Merchants Row Ste. 606, in downtown Rutland, Tuesdays from 1 – 2:30 p.m. to make fun, easy, useful crafts with an instructor. The entire workshop is free and open to the public. Supplies are provided. RSVP suggested by calling 802-775-6834.