+FIVE: December 21-27, 2017

Gift of Life Marathon
Dec. 20 – 22
Thurs., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m
Holiday Inn (21 & 22)
Route 7, Rutland
Starting on Wednesday at Castleton U., the 3-day Gift of Life blood drive continues for two more days. Make your appointment for the Gift-of-Life Marathon today by calling 800-RED-CROSS or visiting www.redcrossblood.org.

Skate with Santa
Dec. 21, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Giorgetti Park
2 Oak St Ext, Rutland
Santa will be skating in the arena. This event is intended for ages 10 and under plus parents and grandparents who are encouraged to join their children on the ice. Admission is free, with special $1 skate rentals.

18th Annual HPC Candlelight Vigil
Dec. 21, 5 p.m.
Depot Park
Downtown Rutland
18th annual candlelight vigil hosted by Homeless Prevention Center. A short reading to help us remember the human face of homelessness. Come stand in solidarity with our poorest neighbors. Featuring music by The Heavily Brothers, Duane Carleton & Rick Redington. Hot cocoa & hot cider will be provided.

Sun Salutations for the Winter Solstice
Dec. 21, 6 p.m.
Studio Serpentine at Cobra
56 Howe St., Rutland
Celebrate the shortest day of the year with 36 surya namaskar (sun salutations) interspersed with 18 chandra namasker (moon salutations). Normal class rates apply, $5 for those new to Cobra.

“Charlie Brown Christmas Live!”
Dec. 27, 2 & 7 p.m.

Paramount Theatre
30 Center St., Rutland
On-stage adaptation of the classic animated TV special set to the unforgettable Vince Guaraldi musical score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas. 775-0570, paramountvt.org.

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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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