Monday, Sept. 2
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.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Bennington Lions Board meeting
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions will hold its September Board of Directors meeting, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the TD Bank conference room. All members are urged to attend.
Overeaters Anonymous meets
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.
BENNINGTON -- A weekly adult grief support group for those who have lost a loved one is held every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home on North Street. For more information, call VNA & Hospice of SVHC at 802-442-5502.
HFCS opening this week
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Here is a schedule of Hoosick Falls Central School opening activities this week:
Tuesday, Sept. 3, and Wednesday, Sept. 4: Superintendent conference days (no students) Tuesday, Sept. 3: Open house for grades UPK - K - 1 - 2 (6 to 7:30 p.m.). Thursday,
Sept. 5: Open house for grades 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 (6 to 7:30 p.m.). Students in grades UPK to 12 will begin with a full day of instruction on Thursday, Sept. 5. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as usual. Students should follow their regular bus assignments and schedules.
Also, every year, all free/reduced applications must be filled out and returned before the first day of school. Any questions, contact Heather Brooks at 518-686-7321, ext. 1708.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Battenkill Grange meets
ARLINGTON -- Battenkill Grange will meet at the Grange Hall on at 7 p.m. There will be several important topics to discuss, so members should try to attend this meeting. Remember to bring an item for the Arlington Food Shelf. Refreshments will be served.
Pownal Legion Auxiliary meeting
POWNAL --The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 90 in Pownal, Vermont will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at American Legion Post 90 on Route 7. President Linda Moxley will preside over the meeting. All members are urged to attend. Committee chair members will be appointed for the 2013-2014 year. Programs for the veterans will be discussed. New members are welcome and applications will be available.
Thursday, Sept. 5
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 otherwise fall through the cracks of the health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.
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.
Friday, Sept. 6
Ondawa-Cambridge Chapter DAR to meet
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The first meeting of the 2013-2014 year for the Ondawa-Cambridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will be held at noon at the Red Roost Restaurant on Route 22. Lunch will be ordered from the menu with separate checks. There will be a ritual and business meeting. The program topic will be "Washington County Historical Society as a Research Center for Genealogy."
Any woman who believes she is eligible to join the DAR may call the regent at 518-677-3324. Eligibility is based on the Revolutionary War service of a direct ancestor. Chapter members reside primarily in Cambridge, Shushan, Buskirk, Greenwich, Hoosick Falls and Bennington, Vt. Visitors are welcome.
Northshire non-profit meeting
MANCHESTER -- The Northshire Non-profit Network will meet at
GNAT at 8 a.m. Speakers will be Tammie Reilly, director of GNAT, and Diana Carroll, county outreach coordinator of NeighborWorks. These speakers will provide an overview of the specific geographic area they serve, the purpose of their programs, as well as how needs are addressed. There will be time for discussion as well as time for networking.
The Northshire Non-profit Network is a collaborative group of non-profits in southwest Vermont who meet on a monthly basis to share ideas on specific topics and network together for the mutual benefit of each organization.
Saturday, Sept. 7
McCullough Free Library book sale
NORTH BENNINGTON -- The John G. McCullough Free Library book sale will be held at the library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Before then, Area residents can bring donations of adult and children’s books, DVDs, and CDs and LP records to the library during operating hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 1 - 8 p.m., Thursday 1 - 6 p.m. No textbooks, VHS tapes, Readers Digest books, encyclopedias or badly outdated non-fiction can be accepted. To make arrangements for other times to drop off donations, call the library at 447-7121.
Maple Leaf Half Marathon and the Kotler 5K
MANCHESTER CENTER -- The Maple Leaf Half Marathon and the Kotler 5K Run/Walk will be held on Sept. 7 at the Dana Thompson Recreation Center.
Race participants will be coming from more than 30 states and foreign countries, but there is still space for local Vermont runners and walkers in both events. Registration for both races will be capped at 1,000 participants and there will not be any race-day registration. All runners and walkers need to register beforehand online by visiting the race website (search for Maple Leaf Half Marathon) or by paper forms available at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce, 39 Bonnet St.
Fall Muster & Harvest Fest
SHAFTSBURY-- The Shaftsbury Historical Society will hold the second annual Fall Muster & Harvest Fest at the Governor Galusha Homestead, on Route 7A, from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.
This annual living-history event features colonial re-enactors offering the public a taste of life, as it was for the first settlers of the "Hampshire Grants." Highlights include cannon and musket firing by the Nathan Hale Fife and Drum Corp, who will perform throughout the day, with traditional camp music, militia drills, and artillery fire of the group’s "six pounder" gun. Also featured will be outdoor colonial cooking, an apple pie contest, tea and cider an special events for children. Admission cost will be adults, $5; children under 12, free. For more information, call Mitch Race (president) 802-375-2776 or Walt Klinger (reenactor events) 802-823-5197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover Dorset Fall Festival
DORSET -- Dorset will celebrate its arts, history, and talented community during a two-day fall festival on Sept. 7 and 8.
Dorset is home to a number of restaurants, elegant small inns, galleries and shops. Plans for the weekend include more than two dozen events, including a scavenger hunt, a mountain biking tour, Old Tyme kids’ games at the Barrows House, demonstrations, back road tours, workshops and more.
Local artists will open their studios to visitors. A Vermont cheese-tasting will be held at the Dorset Inn. There will be a pie-judging contest on the green. On Saturday evening, there will be a bluegrass concert by Gold Town from 7 to 10 p.m. For a complete listing of the Discover Dorset events, visit www.dorsetvt.com.
Bake and tag sale
BUSKIRK, N.Y. -- The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church Ladies will hold a bake and tag sale at Strawberry Acres on Sept. 7 to 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 p.m. 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 place for every 10 players with a minimum of 4 places and a maximum of 9 places.
The next Texas Hold’em tournament at the Stephentown Fire Hall will be held on Sept. 28. For more information, call Tom McVeigh at 518-658 2448.
Sts. Patrick and Raphael Tag/Bake Sale
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Saints Patrick and Raphael Parish is will hold its 8th annual tag/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parish Center at 53 Southworth St.
The tag sale will include linens, books, kitchen items, small appliances, toys and other children’s items. There will be an "Estate Treasures" room set aside for antiques, jewelry and other fine items. A holiday room will provide an opportunity to get an early start on the season. There will also be furniture for sale. All items in the tag sale have been washed and are in operating order. The electrical products are up and running. The bake sale will offer many specialty items from family recipes, including homemade candy, breads, pies, cakes, cookies, mocha topping, apricot preserves, quiche, and more. Proceeds will benefit church improvements and programs.
Sunday, Sept. 8
Bingo in Pownal
POWNAL -- Bingo will be held at 1 p.m. by Pownal Valley Seniors at the Pownal Center firehouse.
BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13 will host bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.
Matthew Ratelle Memorial Golf Tournament
BENNINGTON -- The inaugural Matthew Ratelle Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at Mount Anthony Country Club with a noon shotgun start.
Come celebrate the life and memory of Matt, and play the game of golf that he loved. Funds raised at this event will be put towards a scholarship in his memory and/or the family trust for his children. Consider playing, coming to dinner, sponsoring the event, or simply making a donation. For more information, contact Jenn Ratelle at 802-375-5118 or email@example.com, Nikki Siclari at 802-379-7288 or Nicole.Siclari@svhealthcare.org, or Kathy Murphy at 802-442-5037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dorset Pancake and Frittata Breakfast
DORSET -- The Dorset Fire Department will hold a Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Dorset Firehouse. Join the fun as Chef Ali West, Dorset community members, and firemen serve a pancake plus breakfast. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children under 13, and free for children 3 and under.
The firehouse is next door to the Dorset Farmers’ Market which will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Proceeds from the breakfast will go to Community Sharing, a local cause that subsidizes food and clothing to local families in need. Currently there are 135 families who benefit during the holiday season. Funding for Community Sharing is privately raised and local community members organize and distribute the food, clothing and toys.
The Pancake Breakfast is just one of 40 events being held in Dorset during the Discover Dorset Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8. For a complete schedule of the Discover Dorset events for both days, visit www.dorsetvt.com.