April 12

Tag sale fundraiser

BENNINGTON - The Cancer Center Community Crusaders will host a tag sale fundraiser, held by crew "Seniors with a Cause," on Saturday, April 12. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 303 Depot St. on the property of Bennington Cooling and Heating (across from Tractor Supply Co.). Many items are new, or nearly new. Prices range from $1 to $100. All funds raised stay in the community that Southwestern Ve r m o n t Regional Cancer Center serves.

Hour for our community

BENNINGTON - Time Exchange Bennington's time bank will hold an orientation for new members on Saturday, April 12, from 10:30 - noon at the Bennington Free Library.

Family-friendly movie

MANCHESTER - "Turbo" is a garden snail who dreams of life in the fast lane. Watch his movie at the Mark Skinner Library's Super Saturday family film event on April 12 at 10:30 a.m. Snacks will be served. Free program, open to the public. Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers. To learn more, call the library at 802-362-2607 or visit www.markskinnerlibrary. org.

Free fitness class offered

BENNINGTON - Off the Wall Fitness in Bennington is offering a free SH'BAM fitness class at 10 a.m.

Children's Easter party

ARLINGTON - Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Arlington Legion Post #69. Free for children up to age 12. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

Syracuse gun show

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The largest gun show ever held in New York will be at the New York State Fairgrounds Expo Center Center of Progress Building will be on April 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 800 exhibits will be provided by collectors and dealers from all over the U.S. and Canada. Admission is $6 a day, children under 12 (with parents) free, seniors $5.

Impressionists exhibit

BENNINGTON - From April 12 through June 17, the Bennington Museum will host the "Three Vermont Impressionists" exhibit, featuring the work of George Loftus Noyes, Arthur Gibbes Burton and Clifford Adams Bayard, who painted southern Vermont landscapes. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, closed Wednesdays.

Used curriculum sale

BENNINGTON - All area homeschoolers are invited to the annual Used Curriculum Sale on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Missionary Alliance Church, 198 Crescent Blvd. Free admission. Call 802-447-2213 for more information.

Fundraiser for Wayne Ward

MANCHESTER CENTER - The Wayne Ward Fundraiser Basket Raffle/Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW, on Route 11/30. This event will include a silent auction, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and refreshments.

All proceeds benefit Ward and his family, in such ways that he can take care of bills while receiving his chemotherapy, also allowing him the time to do something special with each of his two children.

Community Day of Service

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA), the North Adams Chamber of Commerce and the City of North Adams announce the 22nd Annual Community Day of Service will take place Saturday, April 12. Registration will begin in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m., to be followed by an official welcome and assignments to teams and projects. Walk-ins welcome.

Bottle drive for ADAPT

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. - ADAPT will host a bottle drive on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rite Aid.

Easter egg hunt

WEST ARLINGTON - The Chapel on the Green, United Methodist Church will have an Easter Egg hunt on April 12 at 10 a.m. for children 1 to 11 years old. After the egg hunt, the community is invited to enjoy a free lunch of soup, sandwich and dessert at the church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church is located on Route 313 West, at the covered bridge. Easter Sunday worship service is at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Therapeutic breath workshop

BENNINGTON - "Breath of the Heart," a therapeutic breath education workshop, will be offered on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Yoga Place.The workshop is facilitated by Kaiilama Morris, certified breath practitioner and trainer. The fee is $50. To register, call 802-447-0393 or visit www.benningtonyoga. com.

Slow art day

BENNINGTON - Visitors to the Bennington Museum can join the global experience of viewing art slowly. P articipants look at works of art for 10 minutes each and then discuss their experience. Go to slowartday.com for info.

April 13

Book discussion series

ARLINGTON - The Martha Canfield Library will present "Booker Prize Winners," a free book discussion series sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council, at 2 p.m. on Sundays in April and May. The discussions will be led by Helene Lang of the Vermont Humanities Council. The book for April 13 is "The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood. Copies are available to borrow at the library. To learn more, contact Phyllis Skidmore at 802-375-6153.

Ordinary Heroes Day festival

SHAFTSBURY - The Shaftsbury Historical Society invites everyone to its "Ordinary Heroes Day Festival" at the Historic 1785 Governor Galusha homestead on Route 7A at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 13. The festival will include tours, displays, refreshments and a reception and will culminate with the announcement of Shaftsbury's 2014 "Ordinary Hero." This honoree has been selected as a resident who personifies Shaftsbury's civic pride through their passion for our communal history, shared values, and personal efforts to enhance the well-being of all Shaftsbury residents.

American Legion Post #69 monthly breakfast ARLINGTON - Sunday at 8 a.m. All you can eat, includes: eggs to order, toast, bacon, sausage, pancakes, french toast, Ed's sausage and gravy and coffee and juice. Cost is $4; seniors are free. Donations accepted. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

Legion bingo

BENNINGTON - Bingo at American Legion Post 13 is held every Sunday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 admitted.

Lecture series on the U.N.

MANCHESTER - Mark Skinner Library is offering "The World We Want: Goals and Challenges in Peace and Development in the United Nations" lecture series, presented by U.N. officials and moderated by Yvonne Lodico, head of the New York Office of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. The free threepart series takes place on Sundays at 4 p.m. at Maple Street School, 322 Maple St. This series will kick off April 13, when Neil Pierre, chief of policy coordination at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, will present "Leaving No Nation Behind: Putting Poverty and Sustainable Development at the Center."

The series is sponsored by the Equinox Village, Green Mountain Academy of Lifelong Learning, Maple Street School, and Northshire Bookstore. It is free and open to the public. Reservations encouraged. Call 802-549-4577 or email events@markskinnerlibrary.org for reservations.

Roundtable discussion on Crimea

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. - Williams College will host a roundtable discussion "The Crimean Crisis and its geopolitical significance" on Sunday, April 13.

The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. The event is free and open to the public