+FIVE: February 1-7, 2018

Chilling Tales?
February Book Sales

Fri., Feb. 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat., Feb. 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rutland Free Library
10 Court St., Rutland
Two days, thousands of organized, gently-used books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles for all ages. This month’s highlight: children’s and young adult books. All mass-market paperbacks buy one, get one free. Most items $ .25 – $3, rutlandfree.org.

Serious Satire
The Capitol Steps

Feb. 2, 8 p.m.
Paramount Theatre
30 Center St., Rutland
Orange is the New Barack Tour. Political satire and lots of laughs. 775-0903, paramountvt.org.

Take a Spin
Hoop Dancing Workshop

Feb. 3, 1 p.m.
Studio Serpentine at Cobra
56 Howe St., Rutland
Instructor Nicole Stevenson leads a beginner-friendly workshop that uses an adult sized hula hoop to teach the foundations of hoop dance. A low-impact cardiovascular class that burns calories while exercising the entire body. $18 for Cobra members/$20 non-members. Call 772-7011 or email cobravt@me.com to register.
Acoustic duo: Pepper and Sassafras
Feb. 3, doors at 7 p.m.

Seasoned Artists
Ripton Community Coffee House

1305 VT-125
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, teams up with multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Wendy Sassafras Ramsay. $10; $3 kids, www.rcch.org.

Fundamental Freedoms
The First Amendment in Action

Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church
85 West St., Rutland
The First Amendment in Action. Federal District Judge William K. Sessions III describes the application of the First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, press, and assembly with a close examination of landmark cases, 773-1860.

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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