Winter Fest Kickoff! Community Skate Night!
Feb
17
6:30 pm18:30

Winter Fest Kickoff! Community Skate Night!

  • Giorgetti Arena

Free community ice skating sponsored by Rutland City Church. Including free rentals! Join us as we kick off  Winter Fest 2017 with an evening of ice skating and activities.

Hosted by Rutland City Church.

Snow Sculpture Contest
Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Snow Sculpture Contest

  • Main Street Park

Let's pack the park with 20 creative snow sculptures in 2017! Register as a group or individual for Winter Fest's Snow Sculpture Contest. 

Sponsors and community partners that make this event possible: Carpenter and Costin, Come Alive Outside, Boys and Girls Club of Rutland County, Wonderfeet Kids Museum and Rutland City Fire Department.

About the Contest:

Registration will be taken in on a first come first serve basis (max of 20). Deadline for submissions is Wednesday February 8, 2017. Registration form must include the a selection of VERTICAL or HORIZONTAL for the 4'x4'x8' snow form. Registered sculptors must check in between 9:30AM and 11AM on the day of the contest. Sculpting the form begins at 10AM. No tools are provided, but many past participants have used: shovels, garden spades, spatulas, saws, ice scrappers, etc. No motorized tools may be used in construction. Designs must be complete by 1:30PM. Winners will be announced at 1:45PM.

If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact April Cioffi at 773-1822. 

Go Play Day!
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

Go Play Day!

  • Giorgetti Park

Giorgetti Park will host the Winter Fest activities on Sunday from 10 am – 2 pm.  Participants will enjoy many activities throughout the day – Teddy Bear Carry competition, Snowshoeing/hiking, Ice skating (no charge) food, drinks, marshmallow roasting. Dress for the weather and come have some fun! NEW FAT BIKE DEMOS, with Scott Col of ColCycle 

Sponsors and community Partners that make this event possible: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Col Cycle Bike Shop, Vermont Teddy Bear Company, Alliance Community Fellowship, Rutland City Public Schools.

Frosty Feet 5K Run/Walk
Feb
20
11:00 am11:00

Frosty Feet 5K Run/Walk

  • Rutland Country Club

Brush off the winter blues and get outside for a fun 5K run/walk at Rutland Country Club. Long-sleeve shirts are available for an additional cost ($15). The race will start at 11AM*
*Registration beginning at 10:15 AM. Must register by 2/3/17 to be guaranteed a shirt. 

**A portion of the proceeds from this race will be donated to Silver Towers Charities, Inc. 

All Ages - Rutland Country Club
Mon    2/20    11:00AM*        **$5 Pre-Race Day/$10 Race Day

Center Street Night Sledding
Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

Center Street Night Sledding

  • Downtown Rutland

Night Sledding

Free Event Hosted by the Downtown Rutland Partnership

Back again for the second year Center Street will be turned into an a sledding hill! BYOS (Bring Your Own Sled). Enjoy music, sledding and the Cardboard Sledding Challenge.

 

Cardboard Sledding Challenge

Organized by Boy Scouts of America Green Mountain Council 

Emily Wight with her 2016 Cardboard Sled

Emily Wight with her 2016 Cardboard Sled

Cardboard, duct tape, and a creative imagination will go a long way in this challenge! Enter your home made cardboard sled in a race down Center Street. Three divisions this year: Junior (Ages: 6-12), Teen (Ages: 13-18) and Adult (Ages: 18+). 

Freeze Frame Film Contest Premiere
Feb
22
6:30 pm18:30

Freeze Frame Film Contest Premiere

  • Merchants Hall

New this year! The Freeze Frame Film Contest is a video contest for grades K-12 as part of Winter Fest. Show the world what lights your fire in winter through your very own video.

The contest encourages young individuals, or groups, to produce a short film (5 min max). The films can be of any style (live action, music videos, documentaries, stories told with photographs, etc.). The subject matter must be clean (G or PG). The premiere will show the top 7 films from each age category (K-6th, Middle School, High School) and winners in each category for individual and group will be announced that evening. 

A panel of judges (youth, professional, teacher, etc.) will determine the winners at the premiere. All the submitted video would be shown on PEGTV after the contest. 

Deadline to submit a film is FEBRUARY 8th. All applicants chosen for the Premiere will be notified by February 13th.

This contest and premiere are made possible by the following sponsors and community organizations: PEGTV, Stafford Technical Center, and Merchants Hall.

Vacation Movie: Finding Dory at the Paramount with Heritage Family Credit Union
Feb
23
1:00 pm13:00

Vacation Movie: Finding Dory at the Paramount with Heritage Family Credit Union

  • Paramount Theatre
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

...all the way to the Paramount Theatre for Finding Dory on the big screen. The funny and heartwarming movie is a perfect touch to the winter break. 

This is a free event brought to you by Heritage Family Credit Union. Tickets must be picked up in advance. Ticket will be available at local Heritage Family Credit Union branches beginning February 8th.

 


Downtown Holiday Movie Series: The Mighty Ducks
Dec
27
7:00 pm19:00

Downtown Holiday Movie Series: The Mighty Ducks

  • Paramount Theatre

The Mighty Ducks: 1992, Comedy/Drama/Family, Rated PG – After reckless young lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) gets arrested for drunk driving, he must coach a kids hockey team for his community service. Gordon has experience on the ice, but isn’t eager to return to hockey, a point hit home by his tense dealings with his own former coach, Jack Reilly (Lane Smith). The reluctant Gordon eventually grows to appreciate his team, which includes promising young Charlie Conway (Joshua Jackson), and leads them to take on Reilly’s tough players. 

Holiday Greens and Goodies Cooking Workshop
Dec
27
11:00 am11:00

Holiday Greens and Goodies Cooking Workshop

  • Godnick Center

Join Julie Redington from RAFFL for a fun holiday cooking workshop. Come prepare a fun, kid friendly,  festive salad with all kinds of yummy ingredients and then make a batch of no-bake cookies to have a sweet treat after the healthy side dish. Kids will learn basic safe knife skills and sanitation as well as measuring, mixing and reading a recipe. A fun time will be had by all! Everyone will enjoy the meal they made together. 

Skate With Santa
Dec
23
10:00 am10:00

Skate With Santa

  • Giorgetti Arena

Santa will be skating in the arena from 10:30AM-11:30AM. This event is intended for for 10 and under plus parents and grandparents who are encouraged to join their children on the ice. Admission is free with special $1.00 skate rentals.

Downtown Holiday Movie Series: Elf
Dec
20
7:00 pm19:00

Downtown Holiday Movie Series: Elf

  • Paramount Theatre

Elf: A family comedy about Buddy the Elf, who was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs, a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results. Starring Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen and Ed Asner.

Downtown Holiday Movie Series: Scrooged
Dec
13
7:00 pm19:00

Downtown Holiday Movie Series: Scrooged

  • Paramount Theatre

Scrooged: 1988, Comedy/Drama/Fantasy, Rated PG-13 – This modernization of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol is features a selfish, cynical T.V. executive being haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. Starring Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe and more.

Holidays In Clay Ornament Making Day 2 of 2
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Holidays In Clay Ornament Making Day 2 of 2

  • Courcelle Building

This second Saturday we will be glazing (painting) our already completed ornaments. Completed ornaments will be available for pick up on December 15th. **Please plan on attending both workshops in order to complete ornaments. All ages welcome! Children in preschool and under need to be accompanied by an adult. 2 day workshops includes: instruction, clay, tools, firings, and glazes (paints). We will have lots of designs/cookie cutters to choose from, but if you have a special one you would like to use please bring it with you. *$15/person for two workshops and ornaments. (4lb clay limit)

Rutland Youth Theatre presents: The King and I Opening Night
Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

Rutland Youth Theatre presents: The King and I Opening Night

  • Paramount Theatre

RUTLAND — Rutland Youth Theatre is proud to present 'The King and I' on December 9th and 10th at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.

Music by Richard Rodgers. Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, II. Based on “Anna and the King” by Margaret Landon. Original Choregraphy by Jerome Robbins. 

Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom and directed by Mikki Lane, ‘The King and I’ tells the classic story of East meets West in 1862 in a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. An English widow is ordered by the King of Siam to tutor his many wives and children and to assist in changing his barbaric image. Each develop an understanding and eventually respect for one another in a truly unique love story. 

Musical Director is Melissa Chesnut-Tangerman, Choreographer is Tegan Waite. Stage Manager is Barb Lassen. 

Show times are December 9th at 7pm and December 10th at 2pm and 7pm at the Paramount Theatre, Rutland VT. Tickets just $10 children/seniors and $12 for adults.

Santa Phone Calls
Dec
6
5:30 pm17:30

Santa Phone Calls

Special arrangements have been made to transfer phone calls from Santa in the North Pole to Rutland City Children! Just click here to fill out the special Santa's Elf from. Phone calls will be between 5:30PM and 7:30PM on Tuesday December 6th.

Holidays In Clay Ornament Making Day 1 of 2
Dec
3
10:00 am10:00

Holidays In Clay Ornament Making Day 1 of 2

  • Courcelle Building

Join us for a festive hand-making ornament event. Hand-made one-of-a-kind ornaments make great gifts, and don't forget the teachers. The first Saturday will be making four ornaments out of clay and cookie cutters and the second Saturday we will be glazing (painting) them. Completed ornaments will be available for pick up on December 15th. **Please plan on attending both workshops in order to complete ornaments. All ages welcome! Children in preschool and under need to be accompanied by an adult. 2 day workshops includes: instruction, clay, tools, firings, and glazes (paints). We will have lots of designs/cookie cutters to choose from, but if you have a special one you would like to use please bring it with you. *$15/person for two workshops and ornaments. (4lb clay limit)

Downtown Holiday Movie Series
Nov
26
7:00 pm19:00

Downtown Holiday Movie Series

  • Paramount Theatre

All Ages - Paramount Theatre where kids can sit on Santa’s lap (don’t forget your camera!) and enjoy a couple of short children’s Christmas movies, starting at 7 PM. This year we’ll be showing Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Santa's Arrival & Tree Lighting
Nov
26
6:30 pm18:30

Santa's Arrival & Tree Lighting

  • Depot Park Dowtown Rutland

Santa comes to town to light the downtown Christmas Tree and kick off the holiday season. Celebrate with Christmas carols led by local choral groups, hot chocolate, goodies, and more! Follow Santa to the Paramount Theatre after for the chance to sit on his lap, and stick around for a double movie feature at 7 PM - Chipmunk Christmas & A Charlie Brown Christmas! A night the whole family will love. 

Kids and Family Fun Day at Giorgetti Arena
Nov
26
1:00 pm13:00

Kids and Family Fun Day at Giorgetti Arena

  • Giorgetti Arena

Once again this year, Dream Works in partnership with the Rutland Recreation & Parks Department will be hosting a free Kids and Family Fun Day at Giorgetti Arena. Activities include a cookout, skating, broomball, raffles, game, tye-dying and a scavenger hunt for the kids. There is no charge for this event but a donation of non-perishable food items in suggested and encouraged to help support our less fortunate neighbors. Hope to see you there! 

57th Annual Halloween Parade!!!
Oct
29
6:30 pm18:30

57th Annual Halloween Parade!!!

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE 57tH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARADE!!

Line up will begin at 5:30PM with the Parade starting at 6:30PM.

Parade Route

Madison St. & Strongs Ave. to Wales St., left to West St., left onto Merchants Row ending at the plaza.

Halloween 5K Run/Walk
Oct
29
10:00 am10:00

Halloween 5K Run/Walk

  • Downtown Rutland

Saturday, October 29th, 10 am in Downtown Rutland City
A fun tradition for runners and walkers! Costumes are the norm!  Long sleeve t-shirts available for additional cost but not required. T-shirts are $15 and are at a first come first served basis for day of race purchasing.   Registration begins at 9:15AM on Race Day.
$5 Pre-Race Day, $10 Race day. 

Leaf Chase 10K Trail Run
Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

Leaf Chase 10K Trail Run

  • Giorgetti/Pine Hill Park
Photo: Lauren White

Photo: Lauren White

Our annual 10K will take place on the Carriage Trail and potentially even cover a section of the new Redfield Trails.  Course map and description will be available at rutlandrec.com by September 15. Fee includes a long-sleeve t-shirt and a lunch at the end.  Participants meet at Giorgetti and then a bus will transport you to the start in Proctor. Bus leaves at 9:40.
$20 Pre-Race Day and $25 Race day

Oct
9
10:00 am10:00

Fall Art in the Park Day 2

Back for an incredible 55th year, over 130 fine artists and crafts persons come together for a weekend of fantastic shopping and fun! Get a jump on your holiday shopping, as you enjoy live music, hands-on art projects and demonstrations. Fabulous food, drink and fun for all. Sponsored by the Chaffee Art Gallery. For more information, visit http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org/art-in-the-park

Fall Foliage Family Nature Hike
Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

Fall Foliage Family Nature Hike

  • Giorgetti/Pine Hill Park

Join Naturalist Tom Estill as you explore the natural history of Pine Hill Park at the height of fall foliage season. Easy to moderate hike designed for hikers of all ages. There will be lots of opportunities to take photos and an opportunity to see Muddy Pond covered with hundreds of migrating waterfowl.  Bring binoculars, a drink and a small snack.

Photo: Lauren White

Photo: Lauren White

Oct
8
10:00 am10:00

Fall Art in the Park Day 1

Back for an incredible 55th year, over 130 fine artists and crafts persons come together for a weekend of fantastic shopping and fun! Get a jump on your holiday shopping, as you enjoy live music, hands-on art projects and demonstrations. Fabulous food, drink and fun for all. Sponsored by the Chaffee Art Gallery. For more information, visit http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org/art-in-the-park

King of the Ramps!
Sep
10
2:00 pm14:00

King of the Ramps!

  • Flip Side Skatepark

The traditional end of summer Thrash-a-thon at Flip Side is only a month away. Come shred those back to school blues away and enter to win cash and product from local shops. Live music and barbecued food for all, glory and fame for some.  $10 entry fee. 

IMAGINATION STATION: KINDER STATION DROP-IN ART
Sep
10
8:00 am08:00

IMAGINATION STATION: KINDER STATION DROP-IN ART

  • Rutland Recreation and Parks

Do you believe that imagination and creativity are essential for children's development? This Imagination Station is for the more independent young creator. Once a month we will share the joy of art and imagination with your child similar format to the mini station. Each date will focus around a theme. Dress for mess!

Ages 4 and up - Courcelle Building
Sa 9/10 8:00A-10:00A $10/$12
Sa 10/8 8:00A-10:00A $10/$12

Integrative Yoga Fall Section 1 begins
Sep
7
5:00 pm17:00

Integrative Yoga Fall Section 1 begins

  • Rutland Recreation and Parks

Activity Number 171303
This class is gentle to moderate in nature, and all are welcome. Beginners will have an experience that is challenging but safe; experienced students will learn how to work at a deeper level to develop a more personal practice. Each class will include postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation as well as other yogic techniques. Please bring a towel or mat. This SEPTEMBER session has a minimum enrollment of 6 and a registration deadline of September 2.  Instructor: Stephanie Jones

AGE 18+ - COURCELLE
W         9/7-10/26     5:00P-6:15P   $46/$57 
 

Tackle Football Parent Meeting
Aug
8
6:00 pm18:00

Tackle Football Parent Meeting

  • Rutland Recreation and Parks Department

Please join us at the parent meeting at 6pm at the Rutland Rec main office (16 North St Ext) for all the information you will need on the 2016 Tackle football season! #goPRIDE

Aug
7
10:00 am10:00

Summer Art in the Park Day 2

Back for an incredible 55th year, over 130 fine artists and crafts persons come together for a weekend of fantastic shopping and fun! Get a jump on your holiday shopping, as you enjoy live music, hands-on art projects and demonstrations. Fabulous food, drink and fun for all. Sponsored by the Chaffee Art Gallery. For more information, visit http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org/art-in-the-park

Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Summer Art in the Park Day 1

Back for an incredible 55th year, over 130 fine artists and crafts persons come together for a weekend of fantastic shopping and fun! Get a jump on your holiday shopping, as you enjoy live music, hands-on art projects and demonstrations. Fabulous food, drink and fun for all. Sponsored by the Chaffee Art Gallery. For more information, visit http://www.chaffeeartcenter.org/art-in-the-park

Enerjazz
Aug
3
7:00 pm19:00

Enerjazz

Bring a picnic basket, family and friends and enjoy a summer evening of free live music! All Concerts are 7P-8:30P.


All ages - Main Street Park

W    8/03            Enerjazz

Distant Thunder
Jul
27
7:00 pm19:00

Distant Thunder

Bring a picnic basket, family and friends and enjoy a summer evening of free live music! All Concerts are 7P-8:30P.

All ages - Main Street Park

W    7/27            Distant Thunder