Monday February 11, 2013

Monday, Feb. 11

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. ‘Stories of Friendship & Caring

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Free Library will present "Stories of Friendship & Caring," a Valentines’ story time for the whole family, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. in the Children’s Room. Call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051 for more info.

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.

Elks hosts bingo

BENNINGTON -- Every Monday, the Bennington Elks hosts bingo. There will be a $1,000 jackpot and 31 games for $13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. The Bennington Elks is located at 125 Washington Ave.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Bennington Lions dinner meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions will hold its February dinner meeting at the Bennington Station Restaurant starting at 6:30 p.m. Lions from a number of other Lions Clubs will be in attendance. Club members are asked to bring items for a silent auction. For reservations, call Lion Adrian at 802-442-8865.

Story time for babies and toddlers

BENNINGTON -- "Story Rhythms for Babies and Toddlers" will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children 4 months to 36 months, upstairs in the Rotary meeting room at the Bennington Free Library. This special time for babies and todlers will include stories, finger plays, songs and movement that involve active participation. For more information call Linda or Chris at 442-9051.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 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. A program about ID theft will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call the Senior Center 802-442-1052 to sign up.

Relay For Life Team Kick Off

BENNINGTON -- The Relay For Life Team Kick Off Tuesday will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge on Main Street. If you are a new team or a returning team, join us for music, speakers, information, team packets and registration and food. For more information, call Erica at 442-2432 or Joanne at 442-6106.

Mardi Gras Dinner at St. James

ARLINGTON -- St. James Episcopal Church invites the public to attend its Mardi Gras at 6 p.m. Traditional food and fun are on the menu. The dinner features jambalaya, red beans and rice, salad, French bread and King Cake. There is no admission charge. All are welcome.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Pre-School Story Hour

BENNINGTON -- February 13 - A Pre-School Story Hour will he held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3 to 5 upstairs in the Rotary Meeting Room at Bennington Free Library. Children will explore the world of literature through stories, songs, movement and art. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051.

At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include Valentine Potluck starting at noon. Call the Senior Center to sign up 802-442-1052; The movie shown from 1 to 3 p.m. will be "Blue Smoke," starring Alicia Witt, Matthew Settle and Scott Bakula, from a book by Nora Roberts.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Legion meetings in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- At 7 p.m. the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary meeting will be held at Post No. 69 at 7 p.m., and the American Legion Son’s meeting will be held at Post No. 69 at the same time. 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.

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.

Shriners Hospital history lecture

MANCHESTER CENTER --A free lecture open to the public, on the history of "The World’s Greatest Philanthropy," will be held at the Adoniram Mason’s Lodge on Spruce Street. The talk will be by Shriners Hospital Committee Chair, Noble Bill Seward.

The event will begin at 5:45 p.m. with an optional light supper ($10) at 6 p.m. (Reservations are required for supper.) Free lecture will begin after supper, at 6:45 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call Bob Treat at 362-2523.

Seward, a 40-year member of the Cairo Shrine in Rutland, will speak on the history of the Shrine, Shrine Hospitals and their services, treatments and research. The hospitals, known as "The World’s Greatest Philanthropy," are owned and operated by Shriners International. Speakers will also offer informative introductions to the Masonic, York Rite, Scottish Rite and Ladies Shrine, with a brief question and answer period to follow.

The Shriners fraternity, which celebrated its 140th anniversary in 2012, opened the first Shriners Hospitals for Children in 1922. What began as a single hospital, primarily caring for children who had been affected by the polio epidemic, is now a world-renowned pediatric health care system with 22 facilities in three countries, offering care for pediatric orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the families’ ability to pay.

Friday, Feb. 15

Dance at potluck at Arlington Legion

ARLINGTON -- D.J. Wooddell is back at the Arlington American Legion Post No. 69. Dust off your dancing shoes and bring your Valentine to dance the night away. Fee is $10 per person/$15 per couple. Pot luck night, bring your favorite dish to share with your neighbors and friends. Call the Legion at 802-376-6157 with questions.

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.

St. Patrick’s Church Lenten fish fry

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- St. Patrick’s Church will hold a Lenten fish fry each Friday during Lent, beginning Friday, Feb. 15, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes deep fried Pollack on a roll with a choice of sauce (tartar, cocktail or ketchup), cole slaw, French fries, dessert and a drink. The cost is $8.50. Take out or eat in is available.

St. Patrick’s is located at 17 South Park St., call 518-677-2757; stpatrick17@verizon.net.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Volunteer days at the armory

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

Volunteer Days will be held Feb. 16 and 23, starting at 9 a.m. The aim is to turn the 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 greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact HAYC3 at 518-686-9050.

’Star Journey’ at the Mark Skinner Library

MANCHESTER -- Join Debbie Post as she leads a Star Journey program at the Mark Skinner Library from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Kids 7 and up can paticipate in this relaxed, playful, Super Saturday program designed to foster imagination and creativity through guided imagery and art experience.

This free program is open to the public. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. Formore information, call the library at 362-2607 or visit www.markskinnerlibrary.org. The Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road.

SMA Valentine’s dinner dance

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday, Feb. 16, with "3’s Harmony!" at the Valentines day dinner dance at St. Mary’s Academy. Tickets are on sale now and reservations are required. Contact St. Mary’s Academy at 518-686-4314 for tickets and information. Proceeds to benefit SMA.

Sunday, Feb. 17

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 cost is adults, $6; children under 12, $3. The Grange is located on Route 313 West at the covered bridge.