Thursday, Dec. 12

New Saxophone Quartet

BENNINGTON -- A newly formed group from the Steelpier Jazz Group has formed called the Four of Us. They are a saxophone quartet who are coming to play Bennington Project Independence on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. Bingo at Pownal Legion

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.

Holiday concert held

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Berkshire Community College’s Annual Holiday Concert featuring the BCC Chorale and Jazz Ensemble will be held. Dr. Marjorie Rahima Hohlstein will conduct and accompany the Chorale. Jeff Link, a BCC instructor, will direct the BCC Jazz Ensemble. Concert will be held at 12:15 p.m. at Koussevitzky Arts Center in the Boland Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

MAUHS Choirs Winter Concert

BENNINGTON -- The MAUHS Choirs, directed by Lynn Sweet, will present a Winter Concert at 7 p.m. in the MAU Auditorium. The concert will feature the MAU Choir, Chamber Singers and Da Capos in a performance titled "Hopes and Dreams." Admission is free. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at the door to help support our local food shelves.

Kids read ‘Polar Express’

MANCHESTER -- The Northshire Bookstore Children’s Department invites all little ones to wear your jammies and join us for an evening reading of "The Polar Express," Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m.

An Evening of Holiday Memories

MANCHESTER -- The Mark Skinner Library will be hosting "An Evening of Holiday Memories" Thursday, Dec. 12 at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy tales of Hanukkah and Christmas featuring special guests Saragail Benjamin with the GMALL Drumming Workshop Troupe and The Dorset Players, live holiday music, mulled cider and wine, and sweet and savory delights. All are welcome to this free event.

Meetings

Pownal Select Board

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Agenda Approval 2. Approval of Minutes 12/5/13 3. Warrants 4. Mail 5. Old Business A. Peter Hopkins re: Regional economic grant application, Hoppy Valley Organics, Inc. B. Response to Auditor’s Questions 6. Transfer station supervisor’s monthly board meeting 7. Adjourn to Transfer Station Budget Work Session.

Correction

BENNINGTON -- The town does not own the "Jard site" being referred to in an article that ran on Wednesday. The Jard property was sub-divided a number of years ago with the town acquiring the uncontaminated portion. The contaminated part is still technically owned by Jard, however the company no longer exists.

Announcements

Battenkill Grange No. 487 bulletin

WEST ARLINGTON -- This is to notify the loyal people who have been attending our breakfasts at the Grange hall in West Arlington that there will be no December breakfast. Due to new rules and regulations by the church that we could not agree to, we have had to relocate after 65 years. Hopefully we will have a breakfast in January at a different location. Stay tuned.