Monday January 7, 2013

Monday, Jan. 7

Aqua Zumba at Rec Center

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Recreation Center is offering another session of Aqua Zumba starting Monday, Jan. 7. Register by Jan. 7 for a fee of $50 for the six-week session. After Jan. 7 a $6 drop-in fee or a punch card will only be accepted. The classes are held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For additional information please call the Center at 802-442-1053. Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities 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.; and belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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.

Elks hosts bingo

BENNINGTON -- Every Monday, 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 7 p.m. The Bennington Elks is located at 125 Washington Ave.

Young at Heart Seniors Luncheon

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Young at Heart Seniors luncheon will be held at Kevin's, with 10:30 a.


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m. and 2:30 p.m. seatings. Call Gail Boutin to reserve seats at 447-6210.

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Bennington Lions January dinner meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions will hold its January dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Bennington Station Restaurant. For reservation, call 802-442-8865.

CCS 2-hour delay scheduled

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School District has scheduled a 2-hour delay for Tuesday, Jan. 8. The purpose of the delay is professional development for staff. Contact the building principal with any questions.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; a trip to Colonie Center 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. Meeting starts at 5 p.m. sharp.

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; a trip to Colonie Center 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. Meeting starts at 5 p.m. sharp.

Worksong workshops

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass -- The Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program and the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will be hosting two Worksong Workshops with singer Max Godfrey on Jan. 8 and 9.

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the program will be at 6 p.m. at Sheep Hill, the headquarters of the WRLF on Route 7 south. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the worksong evening will be held at Goodrich Hall on the Williams campus beginning at 7 p.m. Registration is suggested.

Godfrey has been steadily digging through old field recordings of southern worksongs and teaching them to people in fields and kitchens, on front porches and street corners across the Northeast and in his home state of Georgia. This singalong will include a dinner prepared by Godfrey and his friends. Although there is no charge for the workshop, donations are welcome. For more information, to register, or for directions: Sheep Hill program, email: ruraland@wrlf.org; Williams program: brent.wasser@williams.edu.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Presentation and discussion on vaccination choice

BENNINGTON -- A presentation and discussion concerning issues of choice, risks and benefits related to vaccinations in Vermont 2013 will be held at the Bennington Free Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice, presentations will be made by Sandy Reider, MD and Julian Jonas, CCH, LicAc, to be followed by open discussion.

Manchester Red Cross Blood Drive

MANCHESTER -- The next Blood Drive in Manchester will be held at the First Congregational Church of Manchester from noon to 5:30 p.m.

If you are over 16 and in good health, you can be a donor. All presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee. To make an appointment, call 1-800-843-3500.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include New Year's Bash Lunch and Sock Hop, $5 per person, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don Bettis will play. Call the center to sign up, 802-442-1052.

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include New Year's Bash Lunch and Sock Hop, $5 per person, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don Bettis will play. Call the center to sign up, 802-442-1052.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Legion Women's Auxiliary meeting

ARLINGTON -- The American Legion Women's Auxiliary meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

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.

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 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities for Thursday 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 -- Bennington Senior Center activities for Thursday 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.

Interfaith Action Initiative discusses Newtown tragedy

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative will meet on Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of North Adams (use Eagle Street entrance).

Following introductions, announcements, a moment of silent prayer and faith sharing, we will discuss the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., from a faith perspective.

All are welcome to come and share their thoughts and feelings in an informal and respectful discussion on how, in the aftermath of this horrible event, we view our place in the world, our relations to others, our thoughts about good and evil, and our vision of and relationship with God. The Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative is a group of people of various faiths working together with others of good will to serve the community. For more information, visit http://northernberkshireinterfaith.blogspot.com.

Friday, Jan. 11

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include ceramics from 9 to 11 a.m.; oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon1; and bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 12

Texas Hold'em at Arlington Legion

ARLINGTON -- Texas Hold'em will be held at noon at the Arlington American Legion. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 for more information.

Winter Preview Day at SVC

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College will host a Winter Preview Day. 12. The event begins at 9:45 a.m. in the Office of Admissions. Individuals are invited to learn about the College's academic offerings, student life and financial aid.

Admissions staff will be available to answer questions about the college's 17 bachelors and associates degree programs, NCAA Division III athletics and much more. Guests will have a chance to meet current Southern Vermont College students and ask questions about campus life. To attend, individuals may register at www.svc.edu/preview.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 802-447-6300 or admission@svc.edu.

Bingo at Masonic Lodge

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

Texas Hold'em tournament

STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- The Veterans of Stephentown will hold a Texas Hold'em Tournament in the Stephentown Fire Hall, located at 35 Grange Road. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 sharp.

A free buffet will be served at the first break. 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 places for every ten players with a minimum of 4 places and a maximum of 9 places.

For further information, call Tom McVeigh at 518-658 2448.

Volunteer Days at the Armory

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- HAYC3 is about to embark on the task of readying the Armory for new events and programs to benefit the entire community.

Volunteer Days will be held January 12 and 13 and February 16 and 23, starting at 9 a.m. The goal of the work is to revive this structure into a thriving hub for events, markets, galleries, recreation, studios, and more. If you can hold a paintbrush, push a broom, make a sandwich, change a light bulb, or simply make a neighbor laugh, then you are needed.

Stop by for any period that fits into your schedule. Any gift of time will be appreciated. For more information, contact HAYC3 at 686-9050.

Sunday, Jan. 13

Seniors' breakfast at the Arlington Legion

ARLINGTON -- A seniors' breakfast will be held at the Arlington American Legion from 8 to 10 a.m. Donations will be accepted/$4 per person (if not a senior). Call the Legion at802-375-6157 with questions.

American Legion Post 13 bingo

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, hosts bingo. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 3 p.m. every Sunday. No one under 14 will be admitted.

MLK Day service

DORSET -- A Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Service sponsored by the Interfaith Council of the Northshire will be held at 4 p.m. at Israel Congregation. The keynote speaker will be Bilai Ansari (Muslim chaplain at Williams College). Everyone is welcome.

Williams celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Williams College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with two days of events on Sunday, Jan. 13, and Monday, Jan. 14. All are invited to join in these free, public events.

On Sunday, Jan. 13: The film "Brave New Voices" will be shown at MASS MoCA in North Adams from 2 to 3 p.m. This film documents young people using spoken word to show that the personal is political. Transportation from Williams to MASS MoCA will be provided. The bus will leave from Chapin Hall at 1:30 p.m. Young people in college, middle and high school are highly encouraged to attend.

From 3 to 4 p.m., a workshop called "Racial Mindfulness" will be held in the O'Connell room in basement of Thompson Chapel. This workshop will explore race and racism through meditation exercises, breathing techniques, and contemplation. A discussion of the historical role of contemplative practice in liberation movements follows.

The Williams Labyrinth will be open between 3 and 8 p.m. The labyrinth is an ancient, non-sectarian devise for walking meditation located in the Fellowship Hall at the First Congregational Church (across the lawn from Paresky Center.) Camilo Viveiros, a New England activist, will lead a participatory workshop called "From Activism 2 Organizing" in Griffin Hall, room 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. This workshop will focus on teaching techniques to mobilize people around social issues.