Tuesday, Aug. 28
Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; a trip to the Colonie Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.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. Overeaters Anonymous meets
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meet on Tuesday’s at 7 p.m. at Bennington Free Library.
Families Together caregiver gathering
BENNINGTON --Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service, partners with families to share information and problem solve to make caregiving for a loved one easier.
Families Together meets at BPI on the last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Bennington Project Independence is located in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building at 614 Harwood Hill.
of School Directors
The Dorset School, 6 p.m.
Agenda: Approval of minutes of the June 26 meeting; report of the superintendent of schools: recommendation to approve schools for receipt of tuition payments, recommendaton to approve early tuition payments to school, tuition requests for 2012-2013, ends policies, recommendation to grandfather disability benefit (executive session requested), teacher negotiations (executive session requested); report of the principal; employment: appointments/resignations: hire recommendation for first grade teacher (Amy Panetta); directors’ orders and financial statements; public comment; other business.
Shaftsbury Elementary School Board
MAU Middle School Library, 6:30 p.m.
Agenda: Special meeting: Executive session for personnel.
Cambridge Central School District Board
District Office conference room at 58 South Park St., 6:30 p.m.
Agenda: Goals workshop.
Sunderland Elementary School, 7 p.m.
Agenda: Selectboard will meet with the Sunderland Town Hall building committee. The purpose of the meeting is to open the bids the Town has received from architectural and engineering firms for the planning process of the new Town Hall. There will be discussion on the bids and if possible the work will be awarded.
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union Board
MAU Middle School Library, 7 p.m.
Agenda: Citizen’s comments; consent agenda: minutes, warrants, resignations/retirements, leave of absence requests, nominations; chairman’s report: future agenda items: discuss changes to the executive committee policy: meeting days/time to accommodate schedules for a fuller compliment of members able to attend, waiver to the Vt. DOE on the composition of the SVSU board, executive session for personnel and contract issue. Committee reports, updates, enrollment numbers, policies, finance information at next meeting.
Offices closed on Monday
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Town Offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day and will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 8 a.m.
SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. -- The 193rd Schaghticoke Fair opens Wednesday, Aug. 29, and runs through Labor Day Weekend untill Monday, Sept. 3. Adult admission is $5 Wednesday, $10 Thursday and Friday, and $11 Saturday through Monday. Once inside, free shows and entertainment in the grandstand and on the grounds include the Zerbini family circus, Buffalo Barfield, Commerford petting zoo, Gary the Silent Clown, and the crowning feature Rising Starts Talent Competition.
Motorsports include the demo derby; tractor, pickup, and horse pulls; Double M Rodeo and Tonny Peterson’s Hell Drivers. Horse shows include 4-H, draft horses, open English horse and pony show, hunter jumper horse show, gymkhana, and open western. For full details, scheduling and tickets visit www.schaghticokefair.org or call 518-753-4411.
Garlic Fest and more
BENNINGTON -- On Sept. 1 and 2, the 17th annual Garlic & Herb Festival will be held at the Camelot Village property on Route 9. This family friendly experience will include garlic growers, 200 vendors with all kinds of garlic and herb products, garlic foods, a beer garden, live music both days, children’s activities, and a demonstration tent where you can learn to cook with garlic, and how to plant garlic. Don’t forget to try the garlic ice cream. All this and more comes with a hometown atmosphere. Free parking and admission is only $5 for adults, with kids under 12 at $1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. No pets. Visit www.lovegarlic.com.
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