Monday, Sept. 16
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, 447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.
Vermont Humanities event
MANCHESTER -- The Northshire Seniors will have a Vermont Humanities event at the Rod and Gun Club at 1 p.m. Rick Winston will present "Classic Films of the 50’s." He will show clips of several acclaimed films of various genres from that era and discuss their significance. It’s free, accessible to people with disabilities, and open to the public.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
MAU trip to Ireland meeting
BENNINGTON -- A meeting for anyone interested in the Mount Anthony Union High School trip to Ireland scheduled for on April 12 to April 20, 2014, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Mount Anthony Union High School library.
Autism support group
BENNINGTON -- The Parents Supporting Our Children Autism Support Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Atwood Center on Dewey Street from 6:30 to 8 p.m. They will be planning the 2014 calendar; all are welcome to attend. For more information, call Wendy 447-5716 or email asdvt.org.
Multiple Myeloma support group
BENNINGTON -- The Multiple Myeloma Networking Group - Southwestern Vermont Region (including the northern Berkshires and eastern New York) will hold a support group meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Nichols Christian Education Building at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Interested patients, caregivers, family members and friends are encouraged to attend. Remember, knowledge is power, so learn as much as possible about myeloma. To either reply or get more information, contact Jan Martin Bopp, group leader, at SWVT@imfsupport.org or 802-681-7074. The Networking Group is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation.
Overeaters Anonymous meets
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.
Bereavement support group
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.
Bennington Democratic Caucus
BENNINGTON -- Democrats residing in Bennington and North Bennington will caucus at 7 p.m. at Bennington Free Library. The purpose of this caucus is to elect a Democratic Town Committee. Any registered voter of the town of Bennington who has not participated in the caucus process of another political party is invited to attend. The first meeting of the newly formed committee will follow immediately after the caucus.
The agenda will include election of the town committee, election of officers by the town committee, and election of county committee members. For more information contact Judy Murphy, chair, Bennington Democratic Committee, at 442-8816.
Practice Yoga at Mark Skinner Library
MANCHESTER -- Join Pauline E. Gardner at the Mark Skinner Library for Prana Yoga for Radiant Health. The free six-week session meets on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and begins Sept. 17. Classes continue until Oct. 29 (no class on Oct. 1).
Learn simple but powerful ways to open, increase, and balance the flow of life force throughout the body-mind-heart. Participants will discover how to keep their whole being nourished and alive with yoga breathing, yoga flow and yin yoga, as well as deep relaxation. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and towel or blanket and wear comfortable clothing. Gardner is a personal trainer and certified Yoga, Pilates and Zumba instructor. She is donating her time and expertise. Space is limited, so pre-register at 802-362-2607 or email email@example.com. Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road
Pownal Democratic Party Town Caucus
POWNAL -- The Democratic Party Town Caucus for Pownal will be held for the purpose of the election of the town committee; election of officers by the town committee; election of county committee members; and new business.
The meeting will be held at the town office building on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. If you have any questions related to this notice, call Nelson Brownell, chair of the Democratic Party for the town of Pownal, at 823-5656.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Covered bridges of Nicholas M. Powers talk
MANCHESTER -- At 7 p.m., Nicholas Strom-Olsen will give a presentation on the Covered Bridges of Nicholas M. Powers at the First Congregational Church.
Strom-Olsen, the great-great-great grandson of Powers, has much to share about his 19th century Pittsford ancestor. Four Vermont covered bridges which Powers engineered are still in existence. The talk will focus on these four structures as well as other bridges and structures which the locally educated and self-taught engineer created beyond Vermont’s borders. The Perfect Wife Restaurant is sponsoring this event on behalf of the Manchester Historical Society. The program is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will follow. Visit www.manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org for more information.
Beat Generation Discussed at Mark Skinner Library
MANCHESTER --Join Bill Morgan for an up close and personal look at the Beat Generation at 7 p.m. at the Mark Skinner Library.
Morgan, the country’s leading authority on the movement and a man who personally knew most of the Beats, narrates the history of these writers as primarily a social group of friends, tracing their origins together during the World War II years to the full blossoming of their notoriety in the late 1950s to their profound influence on the social upheaval of the 1960s.
Morgan is a writer and an archival consultant. He is the author of "Celebrate Myself: The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg" (Viking Press) "The Typewriter Is Holy: The Complete, Uncensored History of the Beat Generation" (Simon & Schuster) and has edited collections of the writings of Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, William S. Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and Allen Ginsberg for whom he worked for nearly 20 years before Ginsberg’s death in 1997. Forty years ago Morgan received his degree in library science at the University of Pittsburgh and at that time began working with Lawrence Ferlinghetti on a detailed bibliography and has been studying the work of the Beat Generation ever since.
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call Cindy Waters at 802-362-2607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Sept. 19
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.
of Manchester caucus
MANCHESTER -- Republican voters in the town of Manchester will caucus at 6:30 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore second level conference room for the election of the town committee, town committee officers, and the election of county committee members.
For more information, contact Perry Green, vice chairman of the Manchester Republican Party at 362-7041 or email@example.com.
Rhyme Time for Tots at Mark Skinner Library
MANCHESTER -- Rhyme Time for Tots is starting its fall session at the Mark Skinner Library. This story time for children from birth to 3 begins on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10:30 a.m. It is immediately followed by PreSchool Play Time for toddlers 3 to 5. These free programs take place every Thursday morning. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers.
The Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road. For more information call 362-2607 or visit the library’s website at www.markskinnerlibrary.org.
Fisher Elementary hosts open house
ARLINGTON -- Fisher Elementary School will host an Open House for current students and their families from 5 to 6 p.m. A Fisher Band information meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. for interested students. Principal Deanne Lacoste will welcome families who will tour classrooms and meet faculty and staff. Refreshments provided by the Fisher PTG. For more information, contact Lacoste at firstname.lastname@example.org or 375-6409.
Friday, Sept. 20
Sub Night at Legion Post
POWNAL -- The American Legion Auxiliary at Post is sponsoring a "sub night" from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the post on Route 7. There will be turkey or ham subs with all the trimmings. (lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cheese and condiments). Subs will be served with pickles and chips. Price is $6. Beverages and desserts will be available for purchase, also. This is a fund raiser for the auxiliary to help with veterans’ programs and services during the 2013-3014 year.
Saturday, Sept. 21
’Women on Target’
BENNINGTON -- The Women on Target Program will be held, sponsored by Hale Mountain Fish and Game Club and local law enforcement officers/instructors. Limited to 20 women. Must be at least 15. Contact either Bennington Police Chief Paul Doucette at 802-442-1030 or Ann Arendt at email@example.com or 651-283-7071 for further information or to sign up.
Sunday, Sept. 22
BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13 host bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.
Adams Farmers Market
ADAMS, Mass. -- The Adams Farmers Market is running every Sunday from 11 a.m. to p.m. 2 through the month of September. It is located in the Depot Street parking lot.
Care Net’s annual Walk for Life
BENNINGTON -- On Sunday, Sept. 22 at 12:30 p.m., Care Net will be celebrating the annual Walk for Life.
This family event brings people together as we celebrate the value of life. To participate in the walk you will need to register. Walkers are encouraged to raise donations through sponsorship.
Individuals raising $100 or more will receive a free T-Shirt (while supplies last). There will also be additional prizes awarded for higher levels of sponsorship. Winners will be announced at the Family Fun Fair directly after the walk. Included at the fair will be a pie-eating contest, balloon toss, three legged race and a table for making your own sundae. For further information or to register, call Care Net at 442-2002.
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