Monday February 18, 2013

Monday, Feb. 18

Town Offices closed

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Town Offices will be closed today in observance of Presidents' Day and will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m.

Free Ladies Clinics to be offered

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic has scheduled a series of free Ladies Clinics to be held on the third Monday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. The Ladies Clinics will be staffed by local medical practitioners who volunteer their time to provide care to women who do not have health insurance. Breast, cervical and cardiac health will be addressed at the clinic. Age-appropriate mammograms, PAP tests and blood tests will be available.

Clinic staff will be available to apply for the Vermont Ladies First program as well as other state health insurance programs.

Appointments for the Ladies' Clinic can be made by calling 802-447-3700. The Bennington Free Clinic is a program of Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services. It is located in the Nichols Education Building of the First Baptist Church, located at 601 Main St. Additional information can be obtained by calling 802-447-3700. Senior Center closed today

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center will be closed today in observance of Presidents' Day.

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.

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.

SVAC to hold February Vacation Art Camp

MANCHESTER -- Southern Vermont Arts Center's Vacation Art Camp will be held Feb. 18 to 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day for children 6 to 11.

The week-long camp will include an art appreciation lesson, project, snack and fun time -- either a movie or outdoor play- depending on the weather. Each day will spotlight a different artist and students will learn a bit about the artist's life and work and complete a project in that genre.

For more information or to reserve a spot, call Courtney Weir at 367-1300 or cweir@svac.org.

BCC Closed on Presidents' Day

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Berkshire Community College, (BCC) including the Paterson Field House and the college's South County Center, will be closed today in observance of Presidents' Day. All college offices and facilities on the main campus in Pittsfield and the South County Center in Great Barrington will reopen on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

DAR meeting

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Guild Room of St. Peter's Church on Pleasant Street. There will be a business meeting, followed by a program, "American Indian Moments," presented by

Mary Gerisch. For more information, contact Janet Wilson at 802-375-9020.

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. A trip to an area casino will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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. A trip to an area casino will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Bingo at Arlington Legion post

ARLINGTON -- Bingo will be held at Arlington American Legion, Post #69. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Food will be available to purchase. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

'Kids in the Kitchen' vacation program

BENNINGTON -- Forrest Ward School will present a free program for children to help promote good health in fun and instructional ways during the February winter break, Feb. 19 to 21, from 9 a.m. until noon. It will include games, learning about other countries and cultures, crafts and more. Parents should call in to reserve a place for their children.

Call 802-681-7029 during the day, 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

'Annie' shown

at Mark Skinner Library

MANCHESTER -- Come to the Mark Skinner Library at 1 p.m. for a Family Film Day screening of "Annie." Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information visit www.markskinnerlibrary.org or call 362-2607. The Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road.

Youth activities

at the Milne Public Library

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- In addition to regular pre-school story times on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., there will be two free, hands-on workshops offered at the Milne Public Library, during the February vacation.

For kids in third to sixth grade, "Make Your Own Comic Book" will be presented by local graphic artist and educator Emily Brannan. This workshop will be offered from Feb.19 to 22, for an hour each morning, from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Participants will learn about character development, sequencing, settings and how to panel pages. Each child will end the week with a finished comic book.

A sign-up sheet for this program is in the children's room at the library, or call 413-458-5369. Space is limited and preregistration is necessary.

Wednesday, Feb 20

Select Board candidates discussion

BENNINGTON -- A special round Table discussion with the seven Bennington Select Board candidates will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A live cablecast of the event will be shown on CAT-TV Channel 17 along with a live remote on WBTN 1370 AM. The event will be held at CAT-TV at 625 Main St.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include a movie from 1 to 3 p.m., "Sabrina," starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburnand William Holden. Zumba Gold will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include a movie from 1 to 3 p.m., "Sabrina," starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburnand William Holden. Zumba Gold will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Talk on Benmont Mill

BENNINGTON -- The One World Conservation Center will hosts "Tales and History of the Benmont Mill" presented by Jon

Goodrich. Goodrich is the owner of the Benmont Mill and he will share the history, past uses and future of this landmark on Benmont Avenue. This event is free from 7-9 p.m. at OWCC, which is located on South Street in the former Howard Johnson's building.

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 Crossgate Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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 Crossgate Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Healthcare forum with SVMC hospitalist

BENNINGTON -- Joshua Sherman, M.D., hospitalist at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, will lecture at Southern Vermont College's Everett Mansion Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m.

The title of the lecture is "This is Dr. Sherman, Returning a Page: A Guide to Communication Among Health Professions." The general public is invited to the lecture.

A specialist in internal medicine, Sherman's talk is part of a series to promote conversation and discussion about healthcare as well as topics across other disciplines such as the humanities, including art and music. He earned his doctorate degree from the State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York, and completed his residency training at Stony Brook University Medical Center in New York.

This healthcare forum is sponsored by the Division of Nursing at Southern Vermont College. For more information, call 802-447-4661 or e-mail kschultz@svc.edu. For general information on SVC's Division of Nursing, visit www.svc.edu.

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.

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.

Reading and ice cream at Mark Skinner Library

MANCHESTER -- Come to the Mark Skinner Library at 10:30 a.m. for a story and craft time with Lana Hauben, author of the children's picture book, "Ice Cream Land." Ice cream will be served at this event, which is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information, visit www.markskinnerlibrary.org or call 362-2607. The library is located at 48 West Road.

Photography workshop at library

WILIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- For youth grade 6 and up, local photographer Caroline Schneider will offer a two-session photography workshop, "Amazing Portraits," at the Milne Library.

The workshop will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will take their photos during the week in between.

This workshop will concentrate on exploring the art of portrait photography, and teaching a variety of techniques to help participants create a series of portraits.

Cameras will be provided for those who don't own one. This workshop will culminate in a photography exhibition at the library.

A sign-up sheet for this program is in the children's room at the library, or call 413-458-5369. Space is limited and preregistration is necessary.

Friday, Feb. 22

At the Senior Center

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.

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, Feb. 23

Movie at Free Library

BENNINGTON -- A recent award winning movie (Rated R) will be shown at Bennington Free Library at 2 p.m. Free event includes snacks. For information, call 802-442-9051.

Texas Hold'em Tournament

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

Friends of the Cheney Library breast cancer event

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Friends of the Cheney Library will be host an event at 1 p.m. with Connie Bramer as the speaker. She will read from her book, "How Connie Got Her Rack Back," talk about her breast cancer journey and have her book for sale. If you are a breast cancer survivor or know someone who is dealing with the disease, plan to attend. The Cheney Library is located at 73 Classic St. For more information about directions, call the Cheney Library 518-686-9401.

Bramer is a Capital District author who grew up on the Sacandaga Lake. As a mother of two, she believes that a sense of humor is a life staple and credits laughter as her best medicine, especially when dealing with her breast cancer. She is on a misson to help other cancer patients and survivors by telling her story. Bramer has partnered with the American Cancer Society and a portion of proceeds from her book benefits the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign helping to fund Hope Club and much needed research.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Dedication of a Habitat home

MANCHESTER -- A dedication of a new home and open house will be held at 2:30 p.m. at 253 Jennifer Lane by Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity and the Cooper family.

Refreshments will be available. RSVP to 802-367-1000 or bennhabitat@yahoo.com.

Beyond the hours of sweat equity from the Cooper family and dozens of fresh baked scones, more than 120 individual volunteers from the community have contributed more than 2,500 hours to build this house.

Final winter Dorset Farmers Market

DORSET -- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be the last chance to stock up on your favorite products from the Dorset Farmers Market, until the summer season begins on May 12. The Dorset Farmer's Market is located at J. K. Adams Kitchen store on Route 30. For more information, email marketmanager@dorsetfarmersmarket.com.

'October Baby' shown at church

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church, 484 Hill Road, will show the movie "October Baby" beginning at 7 p.m. The movie is rated PG-13. There is no cost and snacks

will be provided. For more information, contact HFCAC at 518-686-3269.