Monday, Nov. 12
Elks hosts bingo
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Elks hosts bingo. There will be a $1,000 jackpot and 31 games for $13. Food service will be available. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. The Bennington Elks is located at 125 Washington Ave. Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic has added Monday hours, in addition to its Thursday schedule. It will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, at 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.
At the Senior Center
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities for today will include oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; walking aerobics from 10 to 11 a.m.; bridge/cards from 1 to 4 p.m.; belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; and a trip to the Wilton Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Lions to honor veterans at dinner meeting
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions will hold its annual Veterans Appreciation Dinner at the Bennington Station Restaurant starting at 6:30 p.m. Lion members are asked to invite a friend to dinner who is a veteran. The guest speaker for the evening will be Ret. Col. Joseph Krawczyk.
The Vermont Lions vice district governor will also attend the meeting. For reservations, call Lion Adrian Lane at 802-442-8865.
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. Meeting starts at 5 p.m. sharp.
Reversing diabetes seminar
BUSKIRK, N.Y. -- From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Better Living Center at the Buskirk Seventh-day Adventist Community Church, 2176 West Hoosick Road (corner of Routes 103 and 67), will host a free reversing diabetes seminar. Discover natural strategies for preventing and reversing the effects of high blood sugar. For more information, call 518-686-4524. Light supper and blood glucose screening provided.
Overeaters Anonymous meets
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.
Free Weight Loss Workshop
MANCHESTER -- A free weight loss workshop sponsored by Take Shape For Life Inc. will help support the Manchester Rescue Squad.
Take Shape for Life Inc., a physician-led organization of health coaches and health care professionals, will focus on helping people create optimal health in their lives by hosting a free weight loss seminar at the Manchester Rescue Squad training room. The seminar will feature Dr. Rick Martino, a certified health coach and presidential director with Take Shape For Life.
For more informati on this fundraiser program and event, email Linda O’Leary at email@example.com or cal Krissi Barker at 802-380-4268.
Public budget forums
MONTPELIER -- Vt. Commissioner of Finance and Management Jim Reardon has announced two public budget forums to receive public comments on the fiscal 2014 state budget development.
They will be held on Nov. 13 and Nov. 19. The meetings will be held, at various sites around Vermont, through Vermont Interactive Television (VIT). People can participate at VIT Sites here in Bennington on both Nov. 13 and 19.
The VIT location is 124 Pleasant St. (downstairs in the Senior Center building). Times are: Nov. 13, 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. and Nov. 19 4:45 to 6:45 p.m.
For more information on Vermont Interactive Television and directions to the sites, visit http://www.vitlink.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 14
Bingo at Moose Lodge
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Moose Lodge hosts bingo every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and food will be available. There will be a $500 "Red Special."
Ladies’ Night Out
ARLINGTON -- The next Ladies’ Night Out will be held at the Community House on Route 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., and all ages are encouraged to come and learn about China’s history and culture. You might even be able to participate in a formal, ceremonial tea, as well as join in conversation and fun. Options for further activities will be discussed over tea or coffee. Questions: Call Karen at 802-375-0267.
Workshop on ear infections
MANCHESTER -- The workshop "A Non-Invasive, Drugless Approach for Chronic Ear Infections" has been scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14, beginning at 5 p.m. at Pinkus Family Chiropractic, located at 3724 Main St. The informational workshop is free of charge and open to the public. Seating is limited, and reservations are recommended. For more information, call 802-362-7512.
Songwriting for tweens and teens
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Nationally known musician and songwriter Bernice Lewis will hold a songwriting workshop for teens and "tweens" at the Milne Public Library. A sign-up sheet will be in the children’s room, or call the library at 413-458-5369. No previous songwriting experience is necessary. The workshop will run from 3:30 to 5:30p.m. at the library, 1095 Main St.
Blood drive at NARH
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- North Adams Regional Hospital and Berkshire Health Systems will host a blood drive at NARH from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule a convenient appointment to give blood, call the BHS Bloodmobile at 1-413-447-2114, ext. 3981. Walk-in donors are also welcome. The drive is open to the public. All blood types are needed.
SILC/VCIL public forum
BENNINGTON -- The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), in conjunction with the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) will be holding public forums around the state to receive consumer/peer input about the State Plan for Independent Living, a 3-year cyclical document which encompasses independent living plans, programs and services for people with disabilities.
The initial public forums will be held at various sites around the state on Nov. 14 from 2-4 p.m. In Bennington, the location for the public forum will be VCIL offices located in the First Baptist Church, 601 East Main St. All are welcome to provide input on the state services.
At the Senior Center
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include a Thanksgiving Potluck at the Bennington Firehouse, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center to sign up, 802-442-1052.
Thursday, Nov. 15
Bingo in Pownal
POWNAL -- Pownal American Legion Post No. 90 offers bingo every Thursday evening. Doors and concession open at 5 p.m. There will be 30 games including three progressive jackpots, door prizes, raffles, and family fun.
Benefit ham dinner for Sandy victims
ARLINGTON -- St. James’ Episcopal Church will hold a ham dinner to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy from 5-7 p.m. A free will offering is asked and all proceeds will go directly to victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Takeout dinners will be available. All are welcome. If you are unable to attend but still wish to help, you may contribute to the effort by sending your check made out to St. James’ Episcopal Church with "Hurricane Sandy Relief" in the memo line. For additional information, call 802-375-9952 or check our website at www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.
Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; and beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Bennington Free Clinic
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p.m. This clinic is for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, who would other wise fall through the cracks of our fractured health care system. It is located in the First Baptist church at 601 Main S. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.
Friday, Nov. 16
Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include ceramics from 9 to 11 a.m.; oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Bingo at Masonic Lodge
BENNINGTON -- The Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., will host bingo, at 6:30 p.m., except major holidays. Doors open 5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available.
Animated movies shown
BENNINGTON -- A recent animated movie will be shown at the Bennington Free Library at 2 p.m. This free event includes snacks. For information, call 802-442-9051.
Funddraiser to benefit Isaac Sprague
BENNINGTON -- ZUMBA® FiTNESS with Andrea is hosting a Zumba® Fitness Dance Party to raise money for Isaac Sprague as he battles Ewing’s Sarcoma from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Dance Mill, Suite 59 at the Vermont Mill Properties (south wing, 4th floor), 160 Benmont Ave.
Suggested donation is $10 (but more is always welcome) at the door and includes one free raffle ticket to win some amazing donated
prizes. Additional raffle tickets will be for sale and there will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information, contact Andrea Malinowski at 802-379-5468.
Holiday Pie Sale
MANCHESTER -- The Manchester Special Olympics is once again holding its Holiday Pie Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the tent at Season’s Restaurant. Local bakers, restaurants, inns and country stores have donated their specialty pies and will be available untill we sold out. All proceeds benefit the Manchester Special Olympics, defraying costs incurred by new equipment purchases, uniforms, local and state events.
Meet an elf at Mark Skinner Library
MANCHESTER -- Come to the Mark Skinner Library at 10:30 a.m. for a family story Time with an elf from the elf express. Be eligible to win a copy of the contemporary holiday classic, Christopher Pop-In-Kins, the story of the elf on the shelf. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information, call 362-2607. Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road.
Rupert annual game supper
RUPERT -- The Rupert Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual game supper, with serving beginning at 5 p.m. Cost for this meal is $11 for ages 12 and up and for kids 11 and under, $6.
This years menu will include venison stroganoff, venison sausage meatballs, teriyaki moose, sweet and sour moose meatballs, pheasant a l’orange, elk pot pie, bear meatloaf, bear sauerbraten and any other wild game that comes along. The meal will be rounded out with real mashed potatoes, maple sweetened squash, Rupert Rising Bread, and for the non-game lover roast beef and turkey will also be provided. There will also be a beverage of choice and a homemade dessert.
For more information call Kelli at 802-394-2491 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Hold’em Tournament
STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 sharp.
A free buffet will be served at the first break and refreshments will be available. No advance registration is required, and a donation of $35 per player will be accepted. Players can make an additional $10 donation at the door for 1,000 extra chips. This tournament will pay one place for every 10 players with a minimum of 4 places and a maximum of 9 places.
Sunday, Nov. 18
American Legion Post 13 bingo
BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, will host bingo. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 3 p.m. every Sunday. No one under 14 will be admitted.
Free recital at church
BENNINGTON --At 3 p.m., Donald McMahon will demonstrate the versatility of the organ of 1,438 pipes at Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church with a free recital at 3 p.m. The church is located at 238 West Main St. Music of Richard Rodgers, Daquin, Vivaldi, Widor, Vierne, Messiaen, and others will be performed. The recital is free and open to the public, and convenient, off-street parking is available. All facilities are accessible to those with disabilities.
Battenkill Grange pancake breakfast
ARLINGTON -- The Battenkill Grange No. 487 pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, real Vermont maple syrup, homefries, sausage gravy and biscuits. The price is adults $6 and children under 12, $3. The Grange is located on Route 313 west at the covered bridge.
Final 2012 Martha Canfield Library book sales
ARLINGTON -- This is the last weekend to visit The Martha Canfield Library book sale at the Arlington Community House, on Route 7A. After Nov. 18, the book sale will close for the winter.
There are several specials available: bags of books for $5, hard cover books - 3 for $1, and paperback books - 3 for $1.
The book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday the weekend of Nov. 17 and 18. For more information, visit The Martha Canfield Library which is located at 528 East Arlington Road or call 802-375-2219.