READER BULLETINS: November 2-8, 2017

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RUTLAND RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT
Rutland Recreation’s Men’s Basketball League rosters, payments and waivers are due Friday, November 10. Full information about the league can be found at www.rutlandrec.com/mens-basketball-1. Questions? Contact: Jamie Trayer, jamiet@rutlandrec.com
Giogetti Ice Arena is officially open for the season on Sunday, November 5. A full listing of all the activities offered can be found at www.rutlandrec.com/giorgettiarena. Ice skating, hockey and more. The best place for your indoor winter fun. For more details contact Rutland Rec., 16 North Street Ext., Rutland, 802-773-1822.
Registration is open for the next session of Strength Training offered Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. beginning November 7. This total-body fitness program has been designed to teach proven principles of progressive weight training and nutrition for maximum muscle building, toning and fat loss. For more details contact Rutland Rec., 16 North Street Ext., Rutland, 802-773-1822. www.rutlandrec.com.

PUSHCART PRIZE-WINNER DANIEL LUSK AT PHOENIX BOOKS RUTLAND
Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host a reading from a new poetry collection, “The Shower Scene from Hamlet,” by Pushcart Prize-winner Daniel Lusk.
In “The Shower Scene from Hamlet,” the poet is at his mature best, creating portraits and literary collages from the lives of artists, eccentrics and infamous public figures that ricochet across a millennium of the world’s art and cultural history.
This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center Street in Rutland. Copies of “The Shower Scene from Hamlet” will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, please call 802-855-8078 or visit www.phoenixbooks.biz.

AUDUBON SEED SALE
November 4 at Garland’s Home and Garden in Rutland from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stock up on bird seed and suet cakes at Rutland County Audubon’s annual seed sale. Talk to birders who can help you choose the correct seed and answer your backyard birding questions. Birding@Rutlandcountyaudubon.org.

RUTLAND ROCKS CURLING CLUB OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, November 5 Rutland Rocks Curling Club (RRCC) will be hosting an Open House at Giorgetti Arena from 5:30 – 7 p.m. You will have the chance to talk with club members about strategy, safety, and the history of curling before getting on the ice and throwing a stone. This event is free.
For more information, please call RRCC 802-294-CURL or email rutlandrockscurlingclub@gmail.com. While you have your phone out, check out our website www.rutlandrocks.com and find links to our calendar, Facebook and Instagram. See you on the ice.

1927 FLOOD RETROSPECTIVE
Ninety years ago this November, a devastating flood swept through parts of Vermont leaving 84 dead, over a thousand destroyed bridges, miles of damaged roads and rails as well as many people homeless due to damage or loss of property. The Otter Creek erupted from its banks in Proctor and raged through the center of town. Following a cut in the railroad, it swept down Powers Hill, taking several homes with it and leaving the north section of town filled with mud and debris.
To commemorate this event in our town’s history, the Proctor Free Library will feature a retrospective of the flood that hit Proctor. All are invited to visit the Proctor Free Library November 6 – 22 to view scenes of the damage caused by this disaster.

RUTLAND ROCKS CURLING CLUB LEARN TO CURL
Rutland Rocks Curling Club (RRCC) is hosting two Learn to Curl clinics, one on Wednesday, November 8 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 12 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Both are at Giorgetti Arena.
Beginning off the ice, you will learn the basic rules, etiquette, and strategy of curling along with techniques for delivering and sweeping the stone. You’ll then get to practice your new skills on the ice and even play an end or two. This event is $20. Please register at www.rutlandrocks.com/new-products/learn-to-curl-clinics.
For more information, please call RRCC 802-294-CURL or email rutlandrockscurlingclub@gmail.com. While you have your phone out, check out our website www.rutlandrocks.com and find links to our calendar, Facebook and Instagram. See you on the ice.

“VANISHING VERMONTERS” WITH PETER MILLER AT PHOENIX BOOKS RUTLAND
Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m., Phoenix Books Rutland will host photographer Peter Miller for a talk on his new book, “Vanishing Vermonters.” He has recorded 23 Vermonters on how they cope in one of the most expensive states in the Union. Peter Miller began his career in 1959 as a reporter for LIFE magazine. He has authored nine books, won numerous awards, and was named Vermonter of the Year and honored by the Vermont Legislature for his work in documenting the culture of Vermont. He lives in Colbyville.
This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center Street in Rutland, Vermont. Copies of “Vanishing Vermonters” will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, please call 802-855-8078 or visit www.phoenixbooks.biz.

AUDUBON WEST RUTLAND MARSH MONITORING WALK
November 16 – 155 species have been recorded at this Important Bird Area (IBA). Kids, new birders and non-members welcome! Join us for the 3.7 mile loop around the marsh or go halfway. Learn from friendly bird experts and join us for brunch afterwards. Meet at the West Rutland Price Chopper parking lot at 8 a.m.. Contact birding@rutlandcountyaudubon.org.

FRESH FRUIT FUNDRAISER
The Castleton Elementary School Playground Committee is striving to raise funds to complete Phase ll of the new playground, which provides a great experience for students at Castleton Elementary School. If you would like to help out, you can. The annual fruit and cheesecake sale this year has gone online. By purchasing some fresh, delicious fruit or cheesecakes you will help reach the goal. The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is November 19. The fruit is tentatively scheduled to be delivered during the first week of December. If you have any questions about any of the fruit and/or cheesecake items online, please contact Linda at lcorliss@arsu.org.
Please visit the following website to place your order and find out more details about delivery. freshfruitorder.org/CESPlaygroundCitrusSale

STORY TIME WITH MARY CROWLEY AT PHOENIX BOOKS RUTLAND
Saturday, November 18 at 2pm, Phoenix Books Rutland will host a story time with Rutland’s own Mary Crowley, author of “ABC Fun with Penelope and Grammy.” Mary received her B.A. (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Middlebury College and her M.A.E. from Castleton University. She has extensive experience teaching Art and English in public schools in New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Vermont and has been listed a number of times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
This event is free and open to all ages. Phoenix Books Rutland is located at 2 Center Street in downtown Rutland, Vermont. Copies of “ABC Fun with Penelope and Granny” will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, please call 802-855-8078 or visit www.phoenixbooks.biz.

FORTNIGHTLY GROUP
The Fortnightly group at Grace Congregational Church in Rutland will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 16 at 2 p.m. in the church parlor. The speakers are Donna Hunt and Bethany Yon, who will discuss “Holiday Eating: Eat, Drink and be Healthy.”  Tea will be served after the program.

PAPER CRAFTING WORKSHOP
Paper Crafting Workshop at Vermont Psychiatric Survivors, 128 Merchants Row Ste. 606, Rutland. Tuesdays 1 – 2:30 p.m. A peer-run paper crafting workshop to make fun, easy, useful crafts with an instructor. The entire workshop is free to the public. Supplies are provided. RSVP suggested by calling 802-775-6834.

RRMC OFFERINGS
MODERN ADVANCES IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY
Minimally invasive spine surgery is an attractive option for patients who want a quicker recovery after surgery, less post-operative pain, and smaller incisions. Join Matthew Zmurko MD of Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic on Wednesday, November 8 from 6 – 7 p.m., at the Rutland Country Club, 275 Grove Street in Rutland, for a discussion on modern advances in minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Zmurko’s presentation, “Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery,” will be a review of treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis and sciatica. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. To register, please visit www.RRMC.org or call 802-772-2400.

FREE SCREENING OF “MORTAL”
In recognition of Palliative Care and Hospice Month, there will be a free screening of the documentary film, “Mortal,” on Thursday, November 9, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. in the CVPS/Leahy Community Health Education Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center. This documentary addresses the fundamental issues about love, living, and what makes us human. A discussion will follow after the screening. If you are interested in more information about the film visit www.mortalfilm.com
The event is free and sponsored by BAYADA Hospice, Palliative Care Program at Rutland Regional Medical Center, and VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region. A light supper will be served. Please RSVP to Kim Flory Lake at 802-747-1655.

“HOW DID I GET HERE?” CLASS
Are you curious about how you arrived at this place in your life? In this class you will begin to discover your patterns and beliefs and where they came from. You will also learn how to tell your story or personal narrative, and learn ways to rethink and retell your story in new ways to create a happier life. No writing skill is required. This is a class of self-discovery and will be held Thursday, November 9 from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center at Rutland Regional Medical Center, and taught by Certified Life Coach, Bonnie Olson. The cost for this course is $10. There are 25 openings available so space is limited. Scholarships are available based on need. Preregistration is required by calling 802-772-2400 or online at www.rrmc.org/classes-events/

AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
Rutland Regional Medical Center is hosting an AARP Smart Driving Course, Saturday, November 11 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center, 160 Allen Street. This is an excellent opportunity to refresh your driving skills and learn strategies to stay safe behind the wheel. Among the topics covered will be how to adjust your driving to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time, learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road, and how medications impact driving. Completing this course will entitle you to auto insurance discounts and can help to reduce costs on your overall vehicle maintenance.
Register online at www.rrmc.org or call 802-772-2400. The fee for non-AARP members is $20, and $15 for AARP members. To qualify for the member rate please put your AARP member number in the memo section of your check. Make the check payable to AARP. After you have enrolled in the course, mail the check to Baird Morgan, 799 Elm Street, Florence, VT 05744.

TAKING CONTROL OF DIABETES: LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW
If you currently have diabetes or are worried you may be at risk for it, Rutland Regional Medical Center is offring a free program on diabetic care and management, “Taking Control of Diabetes: Live Your Best Life Now,” on Wednesday, November 15, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center.
Join presenters Dr. Philip Lapp and Donna Hunt, of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Center, along with physical therapist, Thomas Poole. Dr. Lapp will do an overview of the various types of diabetes and how they are differentiated, along with risk factors and current treatments being utilized. Donna Hunt and Thomas Poole will round out the discussion around diabetes management and preventing the onset of this disease by sharing information about nutrition, healthy food choices, aerobic exercise and strength training.
A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Healthy appetizers will be provided. Advanced registration is required by calling 802-772-2400 or visit www.rrmc.org.