+FIVE: January 18-24, 2018

Emergency Services Personnel Appreciation Night
Jan. 19, 7 p.m.
Spartan Arena
Route 7 South, behind Diamond Run Mall, Rutland
All local law enforcement, firefighters and EMT/paramedics will be admitted free to the Castleton men’s ice hockey game and be recognized during the first intermission. Includes a shoot out between groups on net in hopes of winning the coveted ESPAN Cup for the year.

“The Wildcrafted World of Nick Neddo: Merging Craft and Art”
Jan. 19, 5 – 7 p.m.
The Feick Arts Center
Green Mountain College, Poultney
Opening reception and a chance to meet the artist, a sixth-generation Vermonter who forges the tools he uses to make his art, 287-8398.

Comedian Bob Marley
Jan. 19, 8 p.m.
Paramount Theatre
30 Center St., Rutland
Maine-born comedian who is a regular on late-night TV, and Sirius Radio’s “Blue Collar” and “RawDog” comedy shows, and even won their Superbowl of Comedy, 775-0570, paramountvt.org.

Grown-Ups Playdate
Jan. 20, 7 – 11 p.m.
Stonehedge Indoor Golf
172 S. Main St.
Contests with prizes, shuffleboard tournament, Foosball & cornhole, mini lessons with PGA Pro Greg Nelson, open golf — 30 min. timeslots for simulators, buffet with dessert bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. 21+. Benefits Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. $40, wonderfeetkidsmuseum.org.

Swing Noire
Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Brandon Music
62 Country Club Rd., Brandon
Vermont’s Hot Club-style quartet transports audiences back to the early days of jazz with their unique take on Hot Swing. $20. Dinner & show $45. Reservations required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB, 247-4295, brandon-music.net.

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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