MANCHESTER - Equinox Village is partnering with the Manchester Fire Department to host Vegas in Vermont, a casino night fund-raiser. Below is a list of the activities that are planned.

GetMoving Exercise Class: Tuesdays from 9 - 10 a.m. at Equinox Village. GetMoving is a dynamic, comprehensive fitness class for active seniors, especially those that may have conditions, injuries, or a lack of experience. This is a lively workout to reclaim and maintain vitality.

Participants should wear sneakers and bring an exercise mat. GetMoving is presented by Cornerstone Fitness and created and led by Chris Uchida: a personal trainer, past professional dancer, and licensed physical therapy assistant. The cost of the class is $15 per class for the general public, $10 per class for Cornerstone Fitness Clinic members, and free for Equinox Village residents. Please call Kylee Ryan at (802) 362-4061 or Cornerstone Fitness at (802) 362-1151 with any questions.

GetBalance Exercise Class: Tuesdays at Equinox Village from 10 - 10:45 a.m. GetBalance features gentle and fun seated and standing rhythmic movement to increase balance and agility. Standing movements can be done supported or from a free-standing position. GetBalance is presented by Cornerstone Fitness and created and led by Uchida. The cost is $15 per class for the general public, $10 per class for Cornerstone Fitness Clinic members, and free for Equinox Village residents. Please call Ryan at (802) 362-4061 or Cornerstone Fitness at (802) 362-1151 with any questions.

Tai Chi for Seniors: Thursdays at Equinox Village at 10 a. m. Rich Marantz of Green Mountain Tai Chi leads interested seniors toward health and happiness using the methods and philosophies of Tai-chi chuan, Qigong and traditional Chinese external-qi healing. For more information, contact Marantz directly at (802) 645-1960 or rich@greenmountaintaichi.com.

Chair Yoga with Ali: Fridays at Equinox Village from 2 - 2:45 p.m. Certified Yoga instructor Ali Wassick hopes to teach her students to breathe, relax, and be present. She completed her training at Yoga Vermont in Burlington in 2006. Her teaching style is inspired by Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Anusara, and Restorative Yoga. Exercises in this class are done from a seated position. Free for Equinox Village residents. Call Wassick at (802) 558-7764 for more information.

Vegas in Vermont Casino Night: Saturday, Feb. 23 from 7 - 10 p.m. at Equinox Village. The event will benefit the Manchester Fire Department and will include games such as black jack, roulette, and other Vegas-style games of chanc. Call Ashley at (802) 362-4061 for more information.

Learn to Draw II: Thursdays, Feb. 14, 21, 28 and March 7 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Equinox Village. The second class in this drawing series, Instructor Tony Conner will help participants build on the abilities and skills developed in Learn to Draw I.

The focus will be on creating drawings of collections of multiple objects and will introduce the concept of depicting form through the use of value and shading. Classes are free for Equinox Village residents and $50 for members of the public. To register and for information regarding materials, go to http://tonyconner, http://equinoxvillage.us1.listmanage.com/ or call (802) 375-5548.

Nominations for the 2nd Annual Exceptional Retiree Awards Open Friday, Feb. 15. The Exceptional Retiree Awards honor Bennington County retirees who are using their retirement in exemplary ways: To expand relationships, to learn new things, to serve others in Equinox Village and its community partners ask the community to identify examples of individuals that can be followed into vibrant older age and to generate excitement for what can be the richest time in one's life. Stay tuned for more details or call Ashley at (802) 362-4061.

Gallery Opening Event: Thursday, Feb. 21 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Equinox Village with artists Carol Berry and Elinor Katzart. There will be art, live music and hors d'oeuvres prepared by the Equinox Village culinary team.

The event is free and open to the public. The event is co-hosted by Equinox Village and the Greater Manchester Arts Council. Call Ashley at (802) 362-4061 to R.S.V.P.