Saturday, Oct. 5
Annual German dinner to benefit food and fuel fund
BENNINGTON -- Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold its annual German Dinner at the Elks Lodge on Washington Avenue with seatings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Bennington Interfaith Council Emergency Food and Fuel Fund.
The buffet-style menu includes home-made sauerbraten, spaetzle, potato pancakes, German potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, carrots, apple sauce, bread, apple cider and coffee and Black Forest cake for dessert. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12. Take-out is available for $10 a container. Reservations are needed. Call 802-442-8423 to leave your name, phone number, number of people in your party and preferred seating time.
"Old fashion" chicken pie supper
BENNINGTON -- Saint Peter's Church, 200 Pleasant St., is hosting a chicken pie supper with seatings at 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Price: $12 adult; $5 ynder 13; free under 3. For reservations call 442-2911. Wheelchair accessible
Harvest Fest 2013 at St. James Episcopal Church
ARLINGTON -- St. James' Episcopal Church hosts Harvest Fest 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the church grounds and the Arlington Village Green. Vendors will offer an assortment of arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles, baked items, jams and jellies, seasonal and holiday items and much more. The always popular St. James' Food Court will be in operation, including the grill and chili station, with varieties of chili and taco salad, and desserts. New this year is breakfast, served from 8 to 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.stjamesarlingtonvt.org.
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Bennington County Child Advocacy Center is sponsoring a Backyard BBQ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Paran. There will be hot dogs, burgers and ice cream. Activities include live music, tie-dye and beading. Cost is $3 per person or $12 per family. The event is rain or shine.
Sunday, Oct. 6
Bingo at American Legion
BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13 Bingo has new hours. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 admitted.
BENNINGTON -- VFW Post 1332 will host a Senior Breakfast from 8 a.m. ‘til gone. Donation $3. Any questions, call 442-9857.
Blessing of the Animals at Zion Church
MANCHESTER CENTER -- Zion Episcopal Church invites the community to the annual Blessing of the Animals at 10 a.m.
On the Sunday nearest Oct. 4, we remember St. Francis of Assisi. The animals will be blessed outdoors and then may be returned to cars and the 10 a.m. Family Service will continue in the church. Please keep all dogs on leashes, cats in carriers and all animals under control. Toy animals are welcome to receive a blessing as well. Zion Church is located at 5167 Main St., between Gringo Jack's and Ye Olde Tavern.
For more information, call 802-362-1987 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo at Pownal Firehouse
POWNAL -- Pownal Valley Seniors hold bingo at 1 p.m. at the Pownal Center firehouse.
Annual BattenKill River Duck Run
WEST ARLINGTON -- The 6th Annual BattenKill River Duck Run starts with a 1K fun run for the kids at 8:30 a.m., followed by a 5k run/walk and a 12K run/walk at 9. The event benefits Arlington Area Childcare/Happy Days Playschool.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and is $18 for the 5K and 12K and $3 for the fun run, (free for Happy Days students). Free tie-dyed T-shirt to the first 150 entries. For more information, call 802-375-6039.
Suicide Prevention Walk in Hoosick Falls
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. --Hoosick's HAYC3 sponsors a community walk to prevent suicide tonight at 6 starting in Wood Park.
Hundreds of people will walk through Hoosick Falls, carrying candles. The goal is to raise awareness about depression and suicide, and provide comfort to those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Saving lives, increasing national awareness and assisting survivors of suicide loss is a matter of great importance.
For more information about the walk, call 518-686-9050.
Town project list
BENNINGTON -- The town of Bennington project list for Oct. 7 to 11 follows.
Throughout the week, crews will be in the traveled portion of the roadways flushing in-line water valves in preparation for the fall hydrant flushing which will begin on Oct. 21. Water crews will also be continuing with hydrant maintenance and painting. Please use caution when approaching work sites.
Thursday, crews will be installing a new fire hydrant on lower Scott Street. The road will be closed near the intersection of Park Street. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and be completed at 3:30 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, crews will be rebuilding manholes on Gage Street between Branch and Cross Streets. This work will require one-lane traffic and possible road closures. Local traffic will be accommodated.
Monday, crews will be paving Hamilton Avenue, which will be closed to through traffic. Dewey Street will be paved in the graveled area (Harwood Drive to Monument Avenue.) Paved areas will be closed to through traffic.
Tuesday, a private contractor will be paving Pageant Street between Robinson Avenue and Bank Street. Shady Lane will be paved by the Highway Department.
Wednesday, a private contractor will be paving Gore Road and Evergreen Drive.
Throughout the week, weather permitting, cross walks will be painted in several locations.
Residents and contractors: Please make sure all loads are covered when taking leaves and or brush to the transfer station.
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library is celebrating fall with a scarecrow contest. Several patterns are available for children to choose from and create a one-of-a-kind scarecrow. As the children finish their scarecrows they will bring them back to the library to hang. At the end of October the scarecrows will be judged in the categories of 4 years old and under; 5 to 8 years old; and 8 to 12 years old. Of course there will be prizes.
Cheney Library is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A pull quote in an article in Friday's paper, "Timber framing company opens new Bennington facility," was attributed to the wrong person. Thomas R. Harrison, president and co-owner of Timberline Panel Co. and Vermont Timber Frames, said "We can build homes that require very little energy. If homes required less energy, think of how much money this country could save."
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