Monday, Nov. 4
Young at Heart Seniors Luncheon
NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Young at Heart Seniors Luncheon at Kevin's, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. seatings. Call Gail Boutin to reserve seats at 802-447-6210. Luncheons are the first Monday each month.
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.
Property tax due Nov. 12
BENNINGTON -- Property taxes are due Tuesday, Nov. 12. The town office, 205 Union St., will be open on Monday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be accepting payments during that time. Acceptable payment methods are personal check, bank check, money order or cash. Credit cards are not accepted at the Town Office. If you wish to pay by credit card, you must call the phone number for Official Payments at the bottom of the bill or visi the officialpayments.com website. If you require a stamped receipt, you must bring both portions of the bill with you.
Free Clinic and Vermont Health Connect
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic will be making appointments for folks wishing to know more about Vermont Health Connect, and to sign up on Mondays and Thursdays.
The Bennington Free Clinic is providing free assistance to individuals, families and small businesses who have questions about the new Vermont insurance system, which was developed as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. A team of ten trained Navigators is available to answer questions and guide consumers through the enrollment process.
Starting on Jan. 1, all people in Vermont will be required to have health insurance, either through an employer or through the new online insurance marketplace, "Vermont Health Connect." The open enrollment period began on Oct. 1. Individuals and families will need to sign up for a VHC insurance plan by Dec. 15, for coverage to start on Jan. 1, 2014. There are different sign-up deadlines for small businesses.
Navigators are available by appointment at the following times: Every Monday, 10 a.m. to noon; every Thursday, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Other times may be available upon request. Appointments can be made by calling 802-447-3700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Bennington Free Clinic is located at 601 Main St.
Tuesday, Nov. 5
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.
Southern Vermont Beekeepers to meet
MANCHESTER -- Southern Vermont Beekeepers Association will hold its fall meeting at 7 p.m, at the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce on Bonnet Street. Topics include a review of the recent honey harvest, upcoming winter projects and planning for the next year of beekeeping.
SVBA is a resource to area beekeepers who want to start a hive, those with a few hives and those with a commercial beekeeping operation. SVBA provides education, mentoring, presentations and services to our members. Newcomers welcome. For more information, visit www.southernvtbeekeepers.com or call Susan Marmer, president at 802-362-2080.
Bingo in Arlington
ARLINGTON -- Arlington American Legion Post No. 69 is starting up bingo on Oct. 1. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7. Any questions, call 375-6157. Bingo will be the first Tuesday and third Tuesday from October to May 2014.
at Bennington Moose Lodge
BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Story time at Cheney Library
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will have story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs. There will be crafts and snacks. Plan to come with your preschool child; it will be lots of fun for both of you.
BENNINGTON -- Weekly adult grieve support for those who have lost a loved one, 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.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
NPR host Tom Ashbrook discusses his news career
MANCHESTER -- Tom Ashbrook, host of National Public Radio's On Point, will share his perspective on the news world in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester at 7 p.m. His talk, "A Life in the News," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
Ashbrook will consider how the landscape and definition of "news" has changed during his career, from cub newspaper reporter at The South China Morning Post to the Boston Globe, the Internet start-up world, and NPR post-9/11.
Ashbrook is an award-winning journalist brought to public radio following the attacks of September 11, 2001, when he was enlisted by NPR and WBUR-Boston for special coverage, after a distinguished career in newspaper reporting and editing. His career in journalism spans 20 years as a foreign correspondent, newspaper editor, and author. He is a recipient of the Livingston Prize for National Reporting and is host of On Point on NPR.
The Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Mark Skinner Library. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Mark Skinner Library at 802-362-2607 or email email@example.com.
Facebook workshop slated at St. James' Episcopal Church
ARLINGTON -- St. James Episcopal Church, Historic 7A, announces a "Facebook Primer-Everything You Wanted to Know about Facebook and How to Do It-Part II" workshop at 7 p.m. If you were unable to attend Part I, come anyway. There will be a review of the first session and copies of the materials from that session will be available. You don't need to be a computer whiz or a social media guru to participate in this program in a friendly atmosphere. The presenter is Kathleen Moore, who will be our guide through the intricacies of social media. The workshop is open to the entire community and there is no charge for participation. For more information, contact the St. James' Parish Office at 802-375-9952; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.stjamearlingtonvt.org.
Artisan exchange, market ‘Upstairs at The Armory'
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- From 4 to 7 p.m., the Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Market "Upstairs at The Armory" will be open selling fresh produce from Bonfire Farms, Dick Ogden's syrup, popcorn from Rock Pop Popcorn, cheese and yogurt from Berle Farm and Schoolhouse cheeses, fresh cider donuts and Becky's mini-gardens and other creative creations. Food from Hoosick Hickory will also be available.
New to the Exchange this week are Tarot readings, and massages. "Grow where you are planted-Made In Hoosick" T-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, and affordable art and hand-crafted gifts are available at The Artists Market downstairs.
Yoga at The Armory starts right after the market closes. The Artisan Exchange is open on the first Wednesday of the month. New vendors are always welcome. Contact HAYC3 at 518-686-9050 or email@example.com.
Thursday, Nov 7
Bingo in Pownal
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 snack bar is available.
Peace & Justice Center
BENNINGTON -- The November meeting for the Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center will be held at the UU Meetinghouse on School Street. It will begin with at potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by the business agenda at 7 p.m.
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 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.
Bennington Free Clinic and Vermont Health Connect
BENNINGTON -- We will be making appointments for folks wishing to know more about Vermont Health Connect, and to sign up on Mondays and Thursdays.
The Bennington Free Clinic is providing free assistance to individuals, families and small businesses who have questions about the new Vermont insurance system, which was developed as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. A team of 10 trained Navigators is available to answer questions and guide consumers through the enrollment process.
Starting on Jan. 1, 2014, all people in Vermont will be required to have health insurance, either through an employer or through the new online insurance marketplace, "Vermont Health Connect." The open enrollment period began on Oct. 1, 2013. Individuals and families will need to sign up for a VHC insurance plan by Dec. 15, for coverage to start on Jan. 1, 2014. There are different sign-up deadlines for small businesses.
Navigators are available by appointment at the following times: Every Monday, 10 a.m. to noon; every Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Other times may be available upon request. Appointments can be made by calling (802)-447-3700 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bennington Free Clinic is located at 601 Main St.
Friday, Nov. 8
Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo returns
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- The Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo brings the excitement of professional rodeo back to the Glens Falls Civic Center for the 23rd straight year on Nov. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. It will feature professional bull riding, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing and more as top cowboys and cowgirls from around the country compete. Proceeds from this Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association sanctioned rodeo will benefit several local children's charities.
Doors open at 6 p.m. each night. The rodeo performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and showcases 200 nationally-ranked and regional PRCA competitors in the seven standard rodeo events. All spectators and contestants are invited to the post-rodeo Round-up Party at 10 p.m. in Heritage Hall on both Friday and Saturday nights. Party admission is $2 per person.
Tickets for the Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo are now on sale and are $15 for adults and $9 for children. For more information or to reserve tickets, call the Civic Center Box Office at 518-798-0202 or visit www.glensfallscc.com.
Saturday, Nov. 9
Scholastic Chess Tournament
BERLIN, N.Y. -- The 11th annual Berlin Fall Scholastic chess tournament will be held at Berlin Elementary School. The fall event focuses on fun and sportsmanship, and is open to all players in grades K-12. USCF membership is not required.
Full details are available on the vtchess.info web site: http://vtchess. info/Events/11th_Berlin_VT_Fall_Scholastic.htm
AMHS hosts Fall 5K Fun Run
ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School will host a Fall 5K Fun Run at the Arlington Rec Park on Route 7A in preparation for the town's annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. Registration for the Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. with a race start of 10 a.m. The "fun" part of this race is that runners are encouraged to run for their best time, but only individual times will be given, if wanted, as runners cross the 5K finish line. Walkers are welcome. Cost to register is $10 with proceeds to benefit the AMHS Cross Country team and Class of 2017. For more information, contact AMHS Cross Country Coach Bianca Hoose at email@example.com.
Sunday, Nov. 10
BENNINGTON -- Bingo at American Legion Post 13 is held every Sunday. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 3 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.
UVM Trap Team at club
SHAFTSBURY -- At noon, Hale Mountain Fish and Game Club trap shooters will be hosting the University of Vermont Trap Team for the second annual 50-bird shoot.