+FIVE: January 25-31, 2018

“Points North”
A celebration of Howard Frank Mosher and his final book
Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m.
Phoenix Books
2 Center St., Rutland
Yvonne Daley, Chuck Clarino and Will Notte will read from “Points North,” and share reminiscences of Mosher and his work. Light fare will be provided. Free, 855-8078, phoenixbooks.biz.

Pink the Rink
Breast Cancer Benefit
Jan. 26, 7 p.m.
Spartan Arena
Diamond Run Mall, Rutland
The Castleton U. women’s ice hockey team faces off against Salve Regina U. All ticket sales benefit RRMC’s Breast Care Program and the Foley Cancer Center. Raffles, food, and the first 100 receive “Pink the Rink” cowbells. $7 adults, $2 students, $4 Seniors, castletonsports.com.

Pet Picasso?
Pet Portrait Painting Class
Jan. 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Long Trail School
1045 Kirby Hollow Rd.
Paint an acrylic portrait of your four-legged friend. Send a digital photo of your pet to allewelyn@longtrailschool.org before the first class to be digitally adjusted. $60 registration, includes materials, bring bag lunch, 867-0111, greenmtnacademy.org.

Rocking The Mouse
All-ages rock show
Jan. 27, 7 p.m.
The Howlin’ Mouse
158 N. Main St.
Featuring four bands: Between Now and Forever, Subtleties, Soul Shove and Every Enemy Alive. Free/$5 donation appreciated, 772-7955, facebook.com/RKHowlinMouse.

Healthy Hooping
Hoop Dancing Workshop
Feb. 3
1 – 3 p.m.
Studio Serpentine at Cobra
56 Howe St., Rutland
Beginner-friendly workshop uses an adult-sized hula hoop to teach the foundations of hoop dance. A low-impact cardiovascular class that burns from 400 – 600 calories while exercising the entire body. Learn weaves, lifts and other tricks. $18 for Cobra members/$20 non-members. Call 772-7011 or email cobravt@me.com to register.

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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