Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 14

Children’s Christmas Party

POWNAL -- A children’s Christmas party will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Pownal Center Firehouse, hosted by the Pownal Valley Seniors. All children 8 and under are welcome. Movie screening at library

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Library will hold a movie matinee at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 802-442-9051.

Program about health care

ARLINGTON -- Martha Canfield Library will host a presentation from 11 a.m. to noon about free assistance available to Vermonters when problems arise with health care insurance and access to health care services.

Staff attorney Marjorie Stinchcombe and advocate Dylan Frazer from the Vermont Health Care Ombudsman’s office will discuss how Vermonters can get help from the organization’s health care advocates. A question and answer session will follow.

Sunday, Dec. 15

Service of Remembrance

BENNINGTON -- The 25th annual Community Service of Remembrance, sponsored by Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Homes and VNA & Hospice of SVHC, will be held beginning at 2 p.m. at Mount Anthony Union High School, 301 Park St.

The interfaith service honors the memory of loved ones in our community and includes candle lighting and placing of doves on the memory tree by friends and family members in attendance. There is no cost to attend the service or to have a dove placed on the tree in memory of a loved one. All attending are invited to join us immediately following the remembrance service for a time of fellowship and refreshment.

Support, ideas and suggestions will be provided, as well as laughter and refreshments.

For more information, call Shea Family Funeral Homes at 802-442-4329 or VNA & Hospice at 802-442-5502.

Bennington Legion bingo

BENNINGTON -- Bingo at American Legion Post 13 is held every Sunday. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 3 p.m. No one under 14 admitted.

Senior breakfast in Bennington

BENNINGTON -- Bennington VFW Post 1332, 137 North St., hosts a senior breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing "until gone." Donation: $3. Call 802-442-9857 with questions.

Historical Society meeting

BENNINGTON -- At 2 p.m. at the Bennington Museum, the Bennington Historical Society will host Bill Budde, a professional genealogist, who will discuss the relationship between historical research and genealogical research. Budde is also the curator of the Dr. George A. Russell Collection in Arlington. He will explain how such a collection can be a useful tool in tracing family roots. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Announcements

Positions open in Woodford

WOODFORD -- The Town of Woodford would like to fill the following elected positions: auditor (3-year term), auditor (2-year term), auditor (single-year term), lister (3-year term), grand juror (1-year term), town agent (1-year term), elected in March 2014.

Woodford also would like to fill the following appointed positions: secretary to Select Board (term is indefinite), and E-911 coordinator (term is indefinite). The requirements are that the individual is a current resident and registered voter or able to vote in Woodford. All current vacancies can be appointed by the Select Board until the next Town Meeting. Submit a letter of interest.

Correction

A caption that accompanied a front page photo Friday of the Mount Anthony Union High School Choirs included an incorrect date for the MAU Bands annual winter concert, which takes place Thursday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.