Monday, Aug. 26
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, 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.
Bennington town project list
BENNINGTON -- The town project this this week follows:
* Wastewater Department: weather permitting, Sewer Department crews will be out repairing manholes on the following days in the following locations: Tuesday - Hickory Hill; Wednesday - Scott and Park Streets; Thursday - Upper Dewey Street. Be advised, crews and equipment will be in the roadway; use caution.
* Water Department: Throughout the week , water crews will be cleaning water line valves in the area of Northside Drive and Hicks Avenue. They will also be conducting pressure tests and hydrant flows in the area of North Bennington Road near Home Depot and Carbone. Crews and equipment may be on the road; use caution.
* Highway Department: Monday - The department will be completing the installation of new stormwater drainage in the Gore Road/Shady Lane area, lane restrictions and road closures will occur. Monday through Friday, highway crews will be performing sidewalk and retaining wall work on School Street and Jefferson Avenue. Lane restrictions and closures will be in place to through traffic. Tuesday through Friday, Road work along South Strem Road, near the ice pond area, will bake place. Crews will be repairing guard rails in the area. Lane restrictions will take place. Gravel driveway apron repairs will take place along Niles and Middle Pownal Road. Lane restrictions will take place. The McWaters Park on River Road will be closed; workers and equipment will be working in order to prepare for dam removal the following week. Parking will be allowed on the other side of Henry Bridge. The park will be open Friday through Tuesday morning. McWaters Park will close on Tuesday morning and stay closed all week, or until the dam is removed.
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Overeaters Anonymous meets
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Bingo in Arlington
ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Fire Deptartment Ladies’ Auxiliary will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the Arlington Fire Department on Old Mill Road.
Thursday, Aug. 29
POWNAL -- American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. There will be two progressive games and a snack bar will be available.
Motorcycle group forming at Pownal Legion post
POWNAL -- The American Legion Riders organization is in the process of organizing a motorcycle riders’ group. It will conduct organized rides for the benefit of various charities, as well as other group rides in the area.
Members of the American Legion, Sons of the Legionnaires and the Auxiliary are invited to join. The first meeting will held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 90 home on Route 7. For more information, call Paul Leon at 802-681-8141.
Saturday, Aug. 31
Athletic symposium benefits Community Food Cupboard
MANCHESTER CENTER -- An athletic symposium to benefit the Community Food Cupboard (CFC) will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at rk Miles on Routes 11/30. Symposium fees are: $20 /adults; $10 /those 17 and under, payable to the CFC.
The "symposium" format will be a collective discussion with guest speakers and attendees covering a variety of sports, cross-training, biomechanics and specificity for all levels of athletics, social to competitive.
Guest speakers awill be: Michael Rodriguez: 36 years as an endurance athlete, a 22-year racing career as a Nike distance runner/marathoner and triathlete, San Francisco Marathon Director, with experience coachin and running triathlons. Also speaking will be Ron Houser: 26 years owner of Manchester’s Mountain Goat, certified Pedorthist (foot and body mechanical alignment); 8 years as a pro/am cyclist in U.S. and Spain, 5 years adventure racing with Team E-bay.
To RSVP, contact Michael Rodriguez at 802-362-1819.
Garlic Fest kids’ activities
BENNINGTON -- Kids’ activities at Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival Aug, 31 and Sept. 1, at Camelot Villag ewill include:
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., marshmallow shooting, near the tent (weather permitting); 1 p.m., Home Depot workshop under the tent 3:15 p.m.; pie eating contest, under the tent, Sunday 10 a.m. to noon. Under the tent fun with collectible card games, ages 12 and up.
Also Magic the Gathering and Kaijudo demonstrations; free demo deck while supplies last; 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Motion Man, Jody Scalise, under the tent; 3:15, pie eating contest under the tent. Admission, $5 and free parking. 180-plus vendors, food and live music 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Tag sale at the Georgi Museum
SHUSHAN, N.Y. -- From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., sellers will gather at the Georgi Museum & Park as part of the Shushan town-wide tag sale. The Georgi Museum and Park Center is located on Adams Lane. For more information, visit www.thegeorgi.com or call 518-854-3773.
Sunday, Sept. 1
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The St. Stanislaw Society on Mechanic Street will hold its annual clam/steak bake from 1 to 7 p.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausage will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. to complement the Manhattan clam chowder and raw clams, served until gone.
The main bake includes three dozen steamers, (available earlier too), steak, baked potato, and fresh corn on the cob. Beer, soda, and water are also included. Lobster and 50/50 raffles will be held. DJ will entertain from 4 to 7 p.m. Member price is still only $30, and non-members $35. Tickets are available for purchase at the Polish Hall, 518-686-7810. The first 50 sold also earn a free lobster raffle ticket.