Monday, Jan. 14
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.
Free computer class for seniors
ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School will offer a week of free computer classes for area senior citizens from Jan. 14 to 18. Classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will be held from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.
The class on Wednesday will be held from 11:40 a.m. to 12 p.m. To register for the computer class, contact Nicole Jozefiak at 375-2589, ext. 127.
Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; walking aerobics from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; bridge/cards from 1 to 4 p.m.; belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; and massage from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call the Center 802-442-1052 to sign up.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Developmental disabilities support group,
BENNINGTON -- The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Support Group, sponsored by Parents Supporting Our Children and UCS will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.
Bingo at the Arlington American Legion
ARLINGTON -- Bingo at the Arlington American Legion will be held, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and bingo begininning at 7 p.m. Food will be available to purchase. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with any questions.
Overeaters Anonymous meets
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous will meet 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.; trip to an area casino from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 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.
Thursday, Jan. 17
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, Jan. 17 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.
Friday, Jan. 18
Steak Night is canceled
ARLINGTON -- The Steak Night planned for today at the Arlington American Legion #69 has been cancelled.
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.
Chamber annual dinner dance meeting.
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner dance meeting at the Mount Anthony Country Club. To obtain a ticket, stop in or call 802-447-3311. Tickets are sold in advance, not at the door, at $39 per person. Event will include a year in review slide show, a buffet dinner, cash bar, annual report, award presentations and introduction of the board for 2013. Music and dancing will follow, provided by the Fun Addicts.
Children’s sewing class
MANCHESTER -- Create with Bogate, a children’s arts and craft studio, is offering winter classes for children in preschool through grade 5. The Sewing Fundamentals classes take place on Fridays, beginning Jan. 18, with grades 1 and 2 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and grades 3 to 5 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Free storytelling at Long Trail School
DORSET -- Long Trail School has announced that well-known storytellers Jennings and Ponder will present a free performance as they record a new CD, at 7 p.m. in the theater at Hunter Center. This talented duo will share the tale of the Vampire Princess and other eerie folktales.
Jennings and Ponder use their voices, presentation skills and creativity to transport their audiences inside the worlds of their stories. All tales feature both humor and suspense, so come prepared to laugh, gasp and yelp.
Admission is free but reservations are required. Due to the scary nature of the stories, this performance is recommended for grades 6 and up. To reserve a seat, visit longtrailschool.org, click the link on the home page and complete the online RSVP form or call 802-223-9103.
Saturday, Jan. 19
Bingo at Masonic Lodge
BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held at the Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., Bennington every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Doors open 5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available.
Tom Weakley at library
BENNINGTON -- Local storyteller Tom Weakley will present a free discussion and book signing at 2 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library. Call 442-9051 for information.
Hoosick Falls parade fundraiser.
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls St. Patrick’s Parade committee will host Irish Basket Bingo on Saturday at noon. Take a chance on winning 20 basket prizes. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. in the basement of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. Cards, card markers, raffles and food will be available.
If anyone would like to donate a basket to support the St. Patrick’s Parade, contact Marie O’Neil at 518-686-4829. Each year the operating cost of running the annual parade exceeds $7,000.
This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m.
Winter Festival at Grafton Lakes State Park
GRAFTON, NY -- Grafton Lakes State Park and the Friends of Grafton Lakes State Park will host the 28th annual Winter Festival and Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.
The Winter Fest will feature winter exhibits, vendors, family-friendly and recreational activities. The Winter Fest is free of charge and main events run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The annual ice fishing contest draws about 200 fishermen and will run from 5:30 a.m. tro 3 p.m. on all the ponds in the park. Participants can register starting at 5:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Jan. 19 at the park’s pole barn, accessible via the winter entrance.
For more information about the Winter Festival, call the park at 518-279-1155. A full schedule of events is available on Grafton Lakes’ website -- www.nysparks.com/parks -- and on www.facebook.com/GraftonLakesStatePark.
Homesteading for Children
SALEM, N.Y. -- Homesteading for Children is an upcoming class at the Salem Courthouse
This is a class on the basics to show kids that everything doesn’t need to come brand new from the store, over-processed and wrapped in plastic. Each week will have a different theme, topics including food, gift giving, clothing and body care, gardening, take home projects will be included.
It will run Saturdays from Jan. 19 to March 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. (10 classes). Members $55, Non-members $65. Taught by Sarah Wohlleb. Call us to reserve a space for your child at 518-854-7053.
Sunday, Jan. 20
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.
BENNINGTON -- An article that ran in the Jan. 10 edition incorrectly named the defendant in a court case regarding false reports to police. The correct name is Robert Eaton.