January 11

Informational gathering

BENNINGTON -- The Cancer Center Community Crusaders invite all interested individuals to attend an informational gathering on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Bennington Station. Join the Crusade to raise funds and support local cancer patients, their families and local cancer research.

Learn what this new fundraising organization is about and how community members can join together to raise funds for the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center's Patient Resource Fund and for cancer research being conducted right here in Bennington. Hear how you can form a "crusading crew" and join in the Community Remembrance and Cupcake Crusade, planned for May 21.

Informational packets will be available for crew leaders. Members of the steering committee will attend to informally discuss the group, its goals and plans for the big event. There is no formal program, simply stop by anytime during the event for some breakfast treats and information. If you cannot attend, but would like a packet, contact Erica Rogers at 802-442-2432 or 430-4314. Packets will be available after Jan. 11.

Rutland flea market

RUTLAND -- The Rutland area flea market is open every Saturday in Jan., Feb., and March from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 200 West Street, Rutland.

Benefit spaghetti dinner

POWNAL -- For Keith "Woody" Coon and Family at the Pownal American Legion, Route 7, Pownal, Saturday, Jan. 11. Dinner will start at 5 p.m.

Spaghetti and meat sauce with tossed salad, Italian bread and butter will be served. There will be coffee, tea and assorted desserts.

There will be a 50/50 Raffle and numerous basket raffles.

Adult ticket donations are $10 each. Children 12 years and under will be a $6 donation.

Tickets are available at Winchester's Store, Pownal Fire Departments and the American Legion in Pownal.

Contact Bruce J. Martel for further information.

January 12

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.