+FIVE: August 24-30, 2017

BIG SPROUTS TOO
A Benefit for the Little Sprouts
Aug. 24
6 – 8 p.m.
Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum
11 Center St.
Rutland
Small bites and heavy appetizers — grown-up versions of childhood favorites showcasing ingredients from the summer harvest — beer, wine, and live music in the imaginative setting of Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. Silent auction with day-trip “escape” packages. Supports Wonderfeet. Only 50 tickets will be sold. $50.

FEEL THE FUNK
Funky Dawgz Brass Band
Aug. 26
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Snowshed Base Area
Killington Resort
Killington
Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series. One of the premier touring acts on the live music scene today, playing a contagious upbeat mix of traditional New Orleans R&B, original music, hip-hop, funk, and today’s top hits with a brass twist, Rain or shine. www.killington.com.

CHITT-FEST
Chittenden Day
Aug. 26
8 a.m.
Barstow School
223 Chittenden Road
Chittenden
Sap Run at 8:30 a.m., registration 8 a.m. Parade at noon kicks off day-long festivities. Route will be closed during parade. Opening ceremonies 1 p.m. Live music, food, crafts, vendors, games and silent auction. Chicken BBQ at 5 p.m. $8 adults, $6 children under 12, free ice cream. Fireworks display 8:45 p.m. 483-6963, chittendenday@gmail.com.

‘SHROOM SEARCHING
Mushroom Workshop
Aug. 27
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Merck Forest & Farmland Center
3270 Vt. Rte. 315
Rupert
Learn to identify mushrooms. Led by Sue Van Hook. $30, register at 394-7836, www.merckforest.org.

PUPS IN THE POOL
Dog Days Of Summer Pool Party
Aug. 27
9 – 11 a.m.
Northwood Pool
Post road
Rutland
Let your favorite pooch enjoy the end of summer with a dip in the pool. Dogs must be leashed, except when in the pool, and Vermont law requires that all dogs are up to date on their rabies shots. Puppies under 4 months old and dogs in heat not be allowed. Aggressive dogs will be asked to leave. $5 donation per dog. All proceeds go towards the care of homeless animals in our community, 483-9171, jen@rchsvt.org.

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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