+FIVE: March 15-21, 2018

On a mission
Tea Cup Auction
March 16, 5 p.m.
MWA Main Hall
West Main St., Rt. 30 Wells
Over 400 items, small silent auction, serving food & drink. Monies go to the mission events of the Wells United Methodist Church. $1 for 10 tickets. Viewing and bidding 5 p.m. Bid drawing at 6:15 p.m. MWA Main Hall, West Main St., Rt. 30 Wells, 325-3203.

Leprechauns on the run
Shiver Me Shamrocks 5k

March 17, 1 p.m.
Heritage Family Credit Union
West Street, Rutland
Fourth annual Shiver Me Shamrocks St. Patty’s Day 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum in Rutland. Race, costume and raffle prizes. Free Fun Run, $30/5k in advance, $35/5k on race day. Registration at the Heritage Family Credit Union West Street branch beginning at noon. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/shivermeshamrocks.

Sugaring traditions
Middletown Springs Maple Fest

March 18, 1 – 4 p.m.
Middletown Springs Historical Society
On the Green, 10 Park Ave., Middletown Springs
30th Annual Maple Festival. Maple lore & demonstrations, sweet treats from local kitchens, a raffle and a silent auction featuring local artists and craftspersons, merchants and professionals. A demonstration of early maple sugarmaking in a cast iron kettle over an open fire. Museum exhibits on Middletown Springs history are on view during the festival. Admission is free.

Dublin in Killington
Killington Irish Festival

March 17, 3 p.m.
Summit Lodge
200 Summit Road, Killington
Events start on St. Patrick’s Day with breakfast and cocktails followed by live music, Irish dancers, children’s activities, pipers, “Dublin Street” craft fair and beverage tastings. 422-3535, www.summitlodgevt.com.

Real Country
Lee Ann Womack

March 17, 8 p.m.
Paramount Theatre
30 Center St., Rutland
Multi-award-winning country singer performs in support of her new album, “The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone” — a hybrid of country, soul, gospel and blues, 775-0570, paramountvt.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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