Tuesday, Dec. 31

Safe Ride program

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Bennington Taxi for the 5th year, for the New Year's Eve Safe Ride program. This program began in 2009 and it has been a success. They typically offer between 150-200 rides home on New Year's. It has reduced the average number of DUI arrests for that evening. On New Year's Eve between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. they will be giving people a free safe and sober ride home.

Additionally, the Sheriffs will have DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols out that evening in concert with VSP, Bennington PD and Manchester PD. Anyone looking for a free ride that evening should call Bennington Taxi at 442-9052. The Sheriff's Office is accepting donations to fund this event. Anyone wishing to donate is asked to make checks payable to the Bennington County Sheriff's safe ride fund.

New Year's Party

BENNINGTON -- Party into 2014 with Funk in the Trunk at Mount Anthony Country Club from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. New Year's Eve. Tickets cost $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and include a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a pre-show New Year's Eve Dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Grille. Tickets and dinner reservations are highly recommended. Call 802-442-2617.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

Bingo at Bennington Moose Lodge

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held every Tuesday at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available. There will be a $1,000 special, with 58 numbers.

Story Time at Cheney Library

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will hold a story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs will be read. There will be crafts and snacks. Plan to come with your preschool child; it will be lots of fun.