+FIVE: August 10-16, 2017

Modern Dance for Teens and Adults
August 10
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Stone Valley Arts
145 E. Main St.
Taught by Erika Schmidt. Drop-in rates only: $10 for SVA members / $12 non-members. Upstairs on the newly refinished dance floor, 884-8052, stonevalleyarts.org.

Donavon Frankenreiter

August 12
3:30 – 6 p.m.
Rain or shine.
Killington Resort
4763 Killington Rd.
Hawaii-based singer/guitarist/songwriter Donavon Frankenreiter’s rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter. Free show.

Grand Opening

August 12
Noon – 5 p.m.
112 Quality Lane
The Mint, Rutland’s Makerspace, plus Mini Maker Faire. The MINT is a collaborative workshop and learning space with shared tools and equipment for anyone who wants to make things. Tool demos, tours of the Makerspace and our equipment, and conversations with creative makers. Light refreshments. Learn to solder, fly a drone, make a scribblebot and see robots pop balloons with lasers. Free, 772-7087, www.rutlandmint.org.

Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing

August 12
8 – 9:30 p.m.
Merck Forest & Farmland Center
3270 Route 315
Bring a blanket and prepare to be awed by the immensity of the skies over the Merck-y mountains. This event is weather-dependent. $3, 394-7836, www.merckforest.org.

Bees and Beekeeping
August 17
3 p.m.
Chittenden Public Library
223 Chittenden Road
A Build-a-Better-World Summer Reading Program, geared toward children, but all ages welcome. Explore the world of bees with two local beekeepers. Free, 773-3531, www.chittendenpubliclibrary.com.

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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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