Dec 24 – Jan 3, 2015

Calendar / Dec. 24, 2015 9:52am EST

Friday, Dec. 25

•Christmas Dinner. Everyone welcome, 12:30 p.m., Saint Anthony’s Church, Route 12, Bethel.

Thursday, Dec. 31

•New Year’s Eve Shindig. Music by Kenny Odell and the Blue Rooster Band, tickets at the door, 9 p.m., Tunbridge Town Hall.

•New Year’s Eve Ball. Sponsored by Muskeg Music, contra dance with Luke Donforth calling, music by Calliope, everyone welcome, no partner or experience necessary, walk-through for newcomers at 7:45 p.m., bring clean, soft-soled shoes, potluck snack at the break, sing in the new year, 8 p.m.-after midnight, Tracy Hall, Main Street, Norwich.

Saturday, Jan. 2

•Cartoon Afternoon. Cartoon lovers share graphic novels, lesson on drawing faces, snacks provided, 2-3:30 p.m., Tunbridge Library, Route 110, across from P.O. Info: tunbridgelibrary@yahoo.com or call 889-9404.

•Reading Challenge. Young readers finishing one book over vacation enjoy prizes, pizza, and more, 5-8 p.m., Tunbridge Library, Route 110, across from P.O. Info: tunbridgelibrary@yahoo.com or call 889-9404.

Ongoing Thursdays

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9:30-11:30 a.m., White River Craft Center, Randolph Avenue, Randolph. Info: 685-2264.

•Randolph Food Shelf. Open 5-7 p.m., 12 Prince Street, Randolph. Info: 431-0144.

•FIRST Robotics Team 885 Open Shop Night. 6-9 p.m., Catamount Center (old Vermont Pure building), Route 66, just off I-89, Randolph. Info: Charlie Zani at 276-3224.

•Kickboxing. 6 p.m., Central Vermont Wellness Studio & Conference Center, Pleasant Street, Randolph. Info: icorbettrich@gmail.com.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Summer Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Led by Barb Shenton, 10 a.m., Rochester Public Library, Main Street, Rochester.

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, 9-11 a.m., former Hancock School building, Route 100, Hancock. Info: 802- 685-2264.

•Storytime for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Free, 10 a.m., Royalton Memorial Library, Alexander Place, South Royalton. Info: 763-7094 or librarian@royaltonlibrary.org.

•Bingo Night. Sponsored by Royalton Civics Club, 6:30 p.m., Royalton Academy. Info: Janet at 763-7443.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m, Congregational Church, Route 132, Sharon. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Addiction Recovery and Healing Support Group. Spiritually based 12-step program for all addictions, open to all, free, 7 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 667 Dartmouth College Hwy., Lebanon, N.H. Info: Terry and Barbara Richards at 603- 543-1888.

Ongoing Fridays

•Randolph Food Shelf. Open 3-5 p.m., 12 Prince Street, Randolph. Info: 431-0144.

•Indoor Walking Group for Seniors. Free, stop in at gift shop to sign up 10-11:30 a.m., Gifford Medical Center, Main Street, Randolph. Info: Robin Dutcher at Gifford, 728-7000, ext 2284.

•Children’s Hip Hop Class. 4 p.m., Central Vermont Wellness Studio & Conference Center, Pleasant Street, Randolph. Info: icorbettrich@gmail.com.

•Yoga in Rochester. All levels welcome, 8:30-10 a.m., Spice Studio, South Main St., Rochester. Info: charles@madriver.com or 802-793-0117.

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Meets every Friday, 10:45 a.m., Federated Church, Main Street, Rochester. Info: Katy Landwehr at 767-4124 or timandkatyl@myfairpoint.net.

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Chelsea School kindergarten room. Info: 685-2264.

•Preschool Storytime. Free, hear stories, enjoy a snack, and make a craft to take home, 10 a.m., Chelsea Public Library.

•After School Program. Free, make a craft to take home and have a snack, second Friday of each month, 12:30 p.m., Chelsea Public Library.

•Young Writers’ Workshop. Writing assistance, time to share writing and have fun, open to all youth age nine and up, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Tunbridge Library, Route 110, across from the P.O. Info: 802-889-9404 or tunbridgelibrary@yahoo.com.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, on the green, South Royalton. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

Ongoing Saturdays

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 6:30 p.m., Bethany Church, Main Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Tai Chi and Qigong. Dropins and all levels welcome, 9-10 a.m., Vt. Independent School of the Arts, 7 Stars Center, Route 14, Sharon. Info: Catherine at 889-9410.

Ongoing Sundays

•Scrabble Group. Adults only, 1 p.m., bring your own board, Red Brick Church, Main Street, Randolph. Info: 728-8912.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 9 a.m., downstairs conference room, Gifford Medical Center, Main Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Zumba. 6 p.m., Central Vermont Wellness Studio & Conference Center, Pleasant Street, Randolph. Info: 728-6558 or kristengage@hughes.net.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., Bethany Church, Main Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Al-Anon Family Group. For friends and families of alcoholics, 5-6 p.m., Parish House, Tunbridge Church, Route 110, Tunbridge.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., brick house across from White Church, Tunbridge. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

Ongoing Mondays

•Cribbage and Bingo. 10:30- 11:30 a.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Randolph Food Shelf. Open 3-5 p.m., 12 Prince Street, Randolph. Info: 431-0144.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Summer Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Pickleball. Equipment not needed, 6-7 p.m., Brookfield Elementary School. Info: 728-5433.

•Zumba Class. 6-7 p.m., Spice Studio, South Main Street, Rochester. Info: 802-917-3061.

•Bethel Food Shelf. Open noon-2 p.m., basement of White Church, Route 12 (Church Street), Bethel. Info: 234-9988.

•Continuing Yoga. 9-10:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., VTISA, Seven Stars Center, Route 14, Sharon. Info: Rose Loving at 802- 763-7434 or loving@sover.net.

•Story Time. 10 a.m., Chelsea Public Library.

•TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly). 5:45 p.m., United Church of Chelsea, North Common. Info: 685-2271 or 685-4429.

•Spirited Improv. Dance to live music, 6:30 p.m., Chelsea Town Hall. Call 685-3138 if planning to attend.

•Laughing Yoga. Led by Tracy Penfield, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Chelsea Town Hall. Info: 685-3138 or tpenfield@safeart.org.

•Green Mountain Cloggers. Weekly lessons, 6-8 p.m., Green Mountain Tavern, Barre. Nonprofit group, clogging and Irish step lessons, new dancers (all ages) welcome. Info: 802-522-2935, or e-mail GreenMtnClogger@aol.com.

Ongoing Tuesdays

•Men’s Breakfast. All welcome to drop by for breakfast between 5:30-8 a.m., Green Mountain Gospel Chapel, Route 66 and Hebard Hill Road, Randolph. Info: 728-9793.

•Cribbage. 9:30 a.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728- 9324.

•Mahjong. 10 a.m.-noon, Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Balance. Free, 9:45-10:30 a.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale Street, Randolph. Info: 728- 9324.

•Indoor Walking Group for Seniors. Free, stop in at gift shop to sign up 10-11:30 a.m., Gifford Medical Center, Main Street, Randolph. Info: Robin Dutcher at Gifford, 728-7000, ext 2284.

•Randolph Food Shelf. Open 1-5 p.m., 12 Prince Street, Randolph. Info: 431-0144.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., United Church, Main Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Randolph Recreation Pick-up Basketball. 7-9 p.m., Randolph Elementary School. Info: 728-5433.

•Bookcrafting Open Studio. Taught by Donna Stepien, 1-3 p.m., White River Craft Center, Kimball House, Randolph Avenue, Randolph. Info: 781-710-6512 or donna@zloty-design.com.

•Children’s Ballet Classes. Pre-ballet at 4 p.m., beginner ballet at 5 p.m., Central Vermont Wellness Studio & Conference Center, Pleasant Street, Randolph. Info: icorbettrich@gmail.com.

•Adult Co-Ed Basketball. Pick-up games, 7-9 p.m., Randolph Elementary School. Info: 728-5433.

•Kickboxing. 6 p.m., Central Vermont Wellness Studio & Conference Center, Pleasant Street, Randolph. Info: icorbettrich@gmail.com.

•Free Preschool Playgroup. Sponsored by Orange County Parent Child Center, open to children birth to age five, 9:30-11:30 a.m., First Congregational Church, Brookfield. Info: 685-2264.

•Rug Hooking Class. Burma Cassidy demonstrates rug hooking, 1-3 p.m., Rochester Public Library, Main Street, Rochester.

•Crochet Class. 6-7 p.m., Rochester Public Library, Main Street, Rochester.

•Family History Center Open. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., also Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and by appointment, public welcome, free access to ancestry.com and other genealogy sites, let us help you do your family history research, Dairy Hill, South Royalton, LDS Lane, chapel building. Info: 802-763-7784.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., Oakes Bldg., Room 110, Vermont Law School, South Royalton. District 5 Hotline: 1-802- 295-7611.

•Beginner Yoga. 9-10:30 a.m., VTISA, Seven Stars Center, Route 14, Sharon. Info: Rose Loving at 802-763-7434 or loving@sover.net.

Ongoing Wednesdays

•Men’s “Friendly” Pick-up Soccer. Adults only, any shoes, 5:15 p.m., Randolph Rec Field (between tennis courts and pool).

•Fun Run. All ages welcome to join these weekly, free, timed runs, 6:30 p.m., Three Stallion Inn, Randolph. Info: 728-2052.

•Alcoholics Anonymous. 7 p.m., United Church, Main Street, Randolph. District 5 Hotline: 1-802-295-7611.

•Video Art History Appreciation Class. 12:45-1:45 p.m., Randolph Senior Center, Hale St. Info: 728-9324.

•Randolph Food Shelf. Open 3-5 p.m., 12 Prince Street, Randolph. Info: 431-0144.

•Randolph Recreation Co-ed Volleyball. 7-9 p.m., Randolph Elementary School. Info: 728- 5433.

•Weight Loss Support Group. Get help and support on your weight loss journey, free, 6-7 p.m., Gifford Medical Center, conference center, South Main St., Randolph. No registration required.

•Adult Co-ed Volleyball. Pick-up games, 7-9 p.m., Randolph Elem. School. Info: 234-6275.

•Bethel Food Shelf. Open 4-6 p.m., basement, White Church, Route 12 (Church Street), Bethel. Info: 234-9988.

•Celebrate Recovery. Faithbased recovery program for anyone struggling with any kind of addiction, 6:30 p.m., Gateway Church, 768 South Main Street, Bethel. Info: church office at 234-6500 or visit www.gatewaychurchunited.com.

•Game Night. Chess, mahjong, cribbage, and backgammon, 5:30-7 p.m., Sandy’s Books and Bakery, Main Street, Rochester. Info: 767- 4258.

•Yoga in Rochester. All levels welcome, 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., Spice Studio, South Main Street, Rochester. Info: charles@madriver.com.

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