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May 2016

James Kochalka: The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny

May 14, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phoenix Books, 2 Center St.
Rutland, VT 05701 United States
Free

Join James Kochalka for an event featuring The Glorkian Warrior and the Mustache of Destiny! James Kochalka is the author and illustrator of several beloved children's book series, including Johnny Boo and Dragon Puncher, the second installment of which won an Eisner Award in 2012. His comics for adults have won four Ignatz Awards and a Harvey Award. In 2011 he was named the first Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont. In addition to drawing comics, he designs video games.

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Starting Your Own Business

May 18, 2016 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Downtown Rutland, VT
$99.00

Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is…

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Eric Rickstad: Lie in Wait

May 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Phoenix Books, 2 Center St.
Rutland, VT 05701 United States
Free

Join Eric Rickstad for a discussion of Lie in Wait, an unforgettable thriller set in the Northeast Kingdom. Eric Rickstad is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the novels The Silent Girls, Lie in Wait, and Reap. Lauded as intelligent, profound, dark, disturbing, and heartbreaking, Rickstad’s morally complex novels have earned him praise as a master storyteller reinventing the mystery and crime genres. He lives in his home state of Vermont with his wife and…

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The Rumpus! An evening of Live Storytelling

May 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Speakeasy Cafe, 67 Center Street
Rutland, VT 05701 United States
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Free

Come to Speakeasy Cafe for an evening of Storytelling! The Rules: All stories must be 1. True First Person 2. No Notes! 3. No Stand Up Comedy. Sign up on line at at the event to tell an eight minute story! No theme this month! Just come prepared with a story of up to eight minutes!

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June 2016

Downtown Rutland Partnership Annual Membership & Budget Meeting

June 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Community College of Vermont: Rutland, 60 West St.
Rutland, VT 05701 United States
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Downtown Rutland merchants, business and building owners and constituents are invited to attend the Downtown Rutland Partnership's Annual Meeting.The purpose of this annual meeting is to elect members to the Downtown Rutland Partnership Board of Directors as well as review the organization’s 2016/17 Fiscal Year Work Plan and Budget. 2016/17 Fiscal Year Work Plan and Budget This includes an overview of the plan for Marketing & Promotions, Special Events, Streetscape and Businesses Development as well as an overall budget breakdown.…

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Vermont SBDC Starting Your Own Business

June 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Castleton University Downtown, 67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701 United States
$99.00

Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is…

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July 2016

Starting Your Own Business

July 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$99.00

Starting Your Own Business can be challenging...are you ready? This four-hour workshop is conducted by experienced business advisors and designed as a step-by-step guide for the first-time business owner. Your payment to attend the workshop includes a start-up workbook, handouts and access to 20 online courses in money, marketing and management. When you leave, you will be well-informed about the resources available and the steps involved in launching a successful business. Highlights of the workshop: - Evaluate whether there is…

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August 2016

Road Pitch

August 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

An event to support entrepreneurs in Rutland County who will pitch their business ideas to the Fresh Tracks Road Pitch riders, a group of motorcycle riders with investing, entrepreneurial and business advisory experience. Free for the public to attend. Hosted by the Rutland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) for more information contact Lyle Jepson at info@rutlandeconomy.com

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September 2016

An Evening with James Carville and Mary Matalin

September 18, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street
Rutland, 05701 United States
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$45 - $55

Join us for what promises to be an unforgettable evening with two of America’s most widely respected political consultants and pundits.  Coming just before the National Election Candidate Debates portion of our PROJECT 240 Series, James and his wife Mary will share penetrating insights into this highly charged and unusual national election season. Louisiana native James Carville is one of America’s best known political strategists, having steered a number of overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories. His most prominent victory…

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October 2016

Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It, starring William Shatner

October 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Paramount Theatre, 30 Center Street
Rutland, 05701 United States
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$65 - $105

In SHATNER’S WORLD…a one man force of nature delivers a larger than life performance complete with his laugh-out-loud humor, signature storytelling and select musical selections in his inimitable style. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you will experience William Shatner ‘s phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon, brilliantly creating the larger-than-life and most important character he has ever played, William Shatner.

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