Monday December 10, 2012

Monday, Dec. 10

Arlington Principal Search Committee

ARLINGTON -- Karen Gallese, superintendent of schools for the Battenkill Valley Supervisory Union, invites members of the Arlington School Community, to apply for one position on the search committee for the new principal of the Arlington Memorial High School. If more than one person applies for this position, a name will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. in the superintendent's office.

Participation on this committee will require individuals to commit to approximately two early evening meetings a month for at least four months. These meetings could last up to two hours and will be held in the superintendent's office.

All work of the committee will be confidential until the final candidate(s) are chosen. If you wish to apply, submit a letter of interest no later than Monday, Dec. 10, to: Karen Gallese/Superintendent of Schools/Battenkill Supervisory Union/529 East Arlington Road/Arlington, Vt. 05250. Elks hosts bingo

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Elks will hosts bingo. There will be a $1,000 jackpot and 31 games for $13. Food service will beavailable. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m., sharp. 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.


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It will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, at 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; walking aerobics from 10 to 11 a.m.; bridge/cards from1 to 4 p.m.; belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; and a trip to a casino from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Beginner line dancing class

BENNINGTON -- A beginner line dancing class lasting one hour, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. are being offered Monday nights at the Benmont Avenue Mill, fourth floor. Cost $6.

For information, call 802-384-9980 or email s_restino@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

Overeaters Anonymous meets

BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.

At the Senior Center

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.

LDC Board of Directors meeting

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- The regular monthly meeting of the Washington County LDC Board of Directors will begin at 10:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in Building B on the second floor in the Supervisors Training Room. For further information, contact the Washington County Local Development Corporation at 518-746-2290.

Washington County Loan Review Committee meeting

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- The regular monthly meeting of the Washington County Loan Review Committee will begin at 9:15 a.m. in Building B on the 2nd Floor in the Supervisors Training Room. For further information, contact the Washington County Local Development Corporation at 518-746-2290.

Washington County Audit and Finance Committee meeting

FORT EDWARD, N.Y. -- The regular monthly meeting of the Washington County Audit and Finance Committee will be held at 8:45 a.m. The meeting will be held in Building B on the second floor in the Supervisors Training Room. For further information, contact the Washington County Local Development Corporation at 518-746-2290.

Wednesday, Dec.12

Moose Lodge bingo

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held at the Bennington Moose Lodge every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and food available. There will be a $500 "Red Special."

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include a Holiday Pot Luck beginning at noon at the Bennington Firehouse.

Ladies Night Out in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- Ladies are invited to come laugh, relax and enjoy the company of other tired moms and grandmoms for a night of games and fun. It will be held at the Arlington Community House, on Route 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. All ladies of all ages are invited to join in the fun and relaxation. Bring a can of food for the Arlington Food Shelf or $1 for the Community House.

SILC/VCIL public forums

BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), in conjunction with the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL), will present a series of simultaneous public forums around the State on Wednesday from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. to gather public input on the next state plan for Independent Living (SPIL) which spans federal fiscal years 2014 to 2016.

The site of the Bennington County forum will be the Senior Citizens Center and Vermont Interactive TV studio at 124 Pleasant St., Bennington. All members of the public are invited to participate.

Thursday, Dec. 13

MAUHS winter concerts

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Union High Sshool Choirs, directed by Lynn Sweet, will present a winter concert on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in the MAU auditorium. The concert will feature the 150-member MAU Choir, Chamber Choir and Da Capos in a performance titled "Music Makes the World Go Round," with selections from various countries and cultures as well as traditional American selections. Admission is free. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at the door to help support local food shelves.

The MAUHS Bands directed by Marjorie Rooen, will present a Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. in the MAU Auditorium. The concert will feature the MAU Marching Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band. Admission is free. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at the door to help support local food shelves.

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 St. Call 802-447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Bingo at Pownal Legion

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.

At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include Bone Builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; and a trip to the Colonie Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec.14

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, Dec.15

Bingo at Masonic Lodge

BENNINGTON -- Bingo will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., at 6:30 p.m. Doors open 5 p.m. Snacks and beverages available.

Hanukkah Party at Congregation Beth El

BENNINGTON -- This Green Mountain Shabbat theme will be ‘Hanukkah Around the World," Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. with Shabbat Morning Service; at noon Kiddush.

After a break at 3 p.m. drumming and Israeli Dancing. An exciting journey of music, rhythm and dancing (for all ages.) Drumming with Otha Day and dancing with Nancy Nardone. At 4 p.m. One World Puppetry. An original Hanukkah script and interactive performance with hand-made puppets. (for all ages). Puppetry with Andy Burke 4:30 p.m.

There will also be a latke cook-off and Sufganiyot contest.

Decorating Contest sponsored by CVCC

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Valley Chamber of Commerce is encouraging all village businesses and residents to decorate their storefronts and homes for the holidays.

The CVCC will award Chamber gift certificates, good for purchases at any chamber business, for the top two homes and businesses. Winners will be selected by an anonymous panel of judges. Contest judges will be touring the village and making their selections on the weekend of Dec. 17.

Children's Christmas Party in Pownal

POWNAL -- A Children's Christmas Party with Santa will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. All children 10 and under are welcome. Event sponosred by the Pownal Valley Seniors at the Pownal Center firehouse.

Texas Hold'em Tournament

STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold'em Tournament n 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 four places and a maximum of 9 places. For more information, call John Linton at 518-733-0469.

Sunday, Dec. 16

Grange pancake breakfast

ARLINGTON -- Battenkill Grange No. 487 will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m.

Menu includes pancakes, sausages, real Vt. maple syrup, homefries, sausage gravy and biscuits. The price is adults $6; children under1 2, $3. The Grange is located on Route 313 West at the covered bridge.

American Legion Post 13 hosts 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. No one under 14 will be admitted.

Breakfast in Manchester

MANCHESTER -- The next Manchester Firehouse breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

'Chariots of Fire' opens Jewish Film Festival

MANCHESTER CENTER -- "Chariots of Fire" will be shown at 4 p.m. at Israel Congregation of Manchester. Revisit this historical drama that tells the story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of God, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew who runs despite British snobbism and prejudice.

This is the first film in ICM's annual Jewish Film Festival. Admission is open to the general public by free-will donation. ICM is located at 6025 Main St., Route 7A in Manchester Center. For more information, contact Doris Bass at 802-297-0167.