Tuesday, Aug. 7
Bennington Lions Club board meeting
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions will hold its monthly board meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the TD Bank Conference Room. All members are welcome to attend. Overeaters Anonymous meets
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.
Loss of a child support group
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Support group for parents living with a loss of a child will be held at the North Bennington Congregational Church, 8 Bank St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Group meets the first Tuesday of the each month, and is free and confidential.
Contact Beth Newman at firstname.lastname@example.org; call 802-688-4557.
Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; the Help Weight Group weigh-in will be held from 4:30 to 4:55 p.m. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. sharp.
’Gyotaku’ art program
GRAFTON, N.Y. -- Come to the Grafton Elementary School at 10 a.m., to discover Gyotaku, the Japanese Art of Fish Printing. The Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center combines art and science in this free program sponsored by the Grafton Community Library. Learn about fish and their adaptations to living in a watery environment. Then create your own Gyotaku, the 19th century Japanese art form used by fishermen to record their catches. This is a free program.
Connect with the Grafton Community Library via Facebook, by phone at 518-279-0580, or visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org.
BENNINGTON -- The name of a woman celebrating her 104th birthday was incorrect in a photo caption on the front page of Monday’s Banner. Her correct name is Jane Hanks.
Bennington Development Review Board
Bennington Fire Facility, 3rd Floor
126 River St.
Regular Meeting 6 p.m.
Agenda: Minutes; interested persons, appeal rights, reading of
witness oath; disclosure of ex parte communications and conflicts of interest; Milo Campbell, 554 Gulley Lane, seeking approval of special event; Green Mountain Mennonite Fellowship, 2892 Chapel Road, seeking approval for new 51-plot cemetery; Southern Vermont College 982 Mansion Drive, seeking development plan approval for new dormitory on the Southern Vermont College campus; United Community Properties Inc., 314 Dewey St., seeking approval for relocation of and addition to existing United Counseling Service building; other business.
Manchester School District Board
Manchester El. Middle School
Multi purpose room, 6:30 p.m.
Agenda: Public comment; approval of June 5 meeting minutes; report of the superintendent of schools: approve Proctor Academy to receive tuition payments, tuition requests for 2012-2013, adequate yearly progress results, boiler project update, ends policies, student tuition Issue (executive session requested), teacher contract negotiations update (executive session requested); report of the principal: K-8 tuition requests; appointments/resignations: hire recommendation for Dianne Hill (special educator), hire recommendation for Heidi Underwood (kindergarten), hire recommendation for Sarah Stefanak (grade 3); other business.
Woodford School District Board
Woodford Hollow School, 4:30 p.m. regular meeting
Agenda: Public comments; consent agenda: minutes: June 5; warrants; resignations: Susan Law, third and fourth grade teacher; finance/facilities: treasurer’s report: May and June, budget status report; principal’s report; superintendent’s report: opening day 2012-13, Aug. 27; chair’s report: ACT 153 R.E.D. final report; other; executive session for student matter and personnel and/or legal if necessary.
Part of Barber Pond Road closed Wednesday
POWNAL -- A portion of Barber Pond Road will be closed for culvert replacement from Route 7 to Niles School Road on Wednesday, Aug. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plan accordingly.
Dessert Cabaret at Lake Paran
NORTH BENNINGTON -- The fifth annual Dessert Cabaret at Lake Paran will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. The event features a wide variety of desserts donated from more than a dozen local restaurants and members of the lake association.
For $8, attendees can sample all the desserts they wish, with all proceeds benefiting Paran Recreations. There is also a "fashion show" with local schoolchildren from North Bennington Graded School who will be modeling scarves. Lake manager Marlene Driscoll said the cabaret was always a successful fundraiser where people can have a good time and enjoy their desserts lakeside.
Last year, the cabaret drew about 175 people and raised approximately $1,500.
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