Monday, May 5

Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.

Elks hosts bingo

BENNINGTON -- Every Monday, the Bennington Elks hosts bingo. There will be a $1,000 jackpot and 31 games for $13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. The Bennington Elks is located at 125 Washington Ave.

Cancer Center Community Crusaders crew meeting

BENNINGTON -- The next Cancer Center Community Crusaders crew meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the SVMC Conference Room -- follow the signs.

Bring all shirt sizes for your crew and any tribute signs you will need ordered. The Cancer Center Community Crusaders is a not-for-profit group comprised of private citizens in and around Bennington County. CCCC provides financial, physical and emotional support to members of the community and their families as they strive to obtain the best cancer care and treatment possible. The group allocates a portion of the funds it raises to support local and regional efforts to end cancer.

All funds stay right here in the community served by the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, including Bennington and Windham counties, and nearby New York and Massachusetts.


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Seniors' luncheon

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Young at Heart Seniors' Luncheon will be held at Kevin's, with 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. seatings. Call Gail Boutin to reserve seats at 802-447-6210. Luncheons are the first Monday each month.

Free financial workshop for women

BENNINGTON -- PAVE, in conjunction with Allstate, is offering two free financial workshops for women on May 5 at the Bennington Free Library Rotary Club room.

The first workshop will run from noon to 1 p.m. and is called "Credit Building/Repair" and the second will run from 1:30 to p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is called "Budgeting and Savings."

Women who attend both workshops will receive a $50 gift card for Food for Fuel. Childcare and transportation assistance available. To register, contact Lauren at 802-442-2370.

Student writing winners present work

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Winners of the Bullock Poetry Prize and the Benjamin Wainwright Fiction Prize will read from their work at Williams College on Monday, May 5. The student readings will take place at 4 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. The contest and readings are sponsored by the Department of English.

Auction for epilepsy

BENNINGTON -- The 22nd Annual Epilepsy Radio Auction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on WBTN AM 1370. Listeners can tune in to bid on more than 150 items, such as gift certificates, dinners, clothing, handcrafts, services and more. This event is an opportunity to bid on merchandise donated by local merchants. Tune in to WBTN AM 1370 for details. For more information, or to volunteer to help or to donate an item or service, call 800-565-0972 or email epilepsy@sover.net. The funds raised will benefit the services and programs of the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont.

Tuesday, May 6

CAT-TV open house

BENNINGTON -- CAT-TV will hold a structured open house on Tuesday, May 6 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

CAT-TV operates the area's local public, educational and governmental access channels, while providing access and training for local citizens to make use of those channels. Community members are encouraged to create local programming using the equipment and facilities maintained by CAT-TV which is then shown on the three cable access channels, channels 15, 16 and 17, for the community's enjoyment.

During the one-hour event, those attending will have the opportunity to learn about the organization's history -- why and how it exists, classes it offers, how to submit messages to the community bulletin board, how CAT-TV can help non-profit organizations, the new logo, and many more topics.

Staff members will be available to answer questions about the organization, equipment used, classes, and other topics. A tour of the facility will be given. Refreshments will be served. CAT-TV Studio is located at 625 Main St., just to the right of the First Baptist Church, across from Mahar's Funeral Home. For more information, contact William Gardner, CAT-TV operations manager, at William@catamountaccess.com or Darlene Young, CAT-TV outreach coordinator, at Darlene@catamountaccess.com or call 802-442-8868.

Conversation about End of Life Care

BENNINGTON -- On May 6, the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of SVHC will host a public discussion from 4 to 5 p.m. at Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street. The discussion is designed to help people begin to have the conversation about end-of-life-care.

Dr. Allen Hutcheson and Elizabeth Fredland, a local primary care physician and medical director of the hospice program and a licensed social worker with hospice, respectively, will lead the talk. The discussion is part of a public education initiative by Vermont's non-profit VNA, home health, and hospice agencies and the Vermont Ethics Network. For more information and to reserve your spot at this important discussion, call the VNA & Hospice at 802-442-5502.

Loss of child grief support group

BENNINGTON -- A confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with a loss of a child (any age), due to a death is being offered. This group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Street. For information, call 802-688-4557.

Public lecture by graphic artist

BENNINGTON --The Visual Arts Lecture Series at Bennington College will present a talk by graphic artist Endi Poskovic, who employs the classic mokuhanga of ukiyo-e artists, while making visual reference to such disparate influences as early 20th-century devotional pictures, primitive strategies of early cinema, and hard-edged Eastern European propaganda posters. Merging visual representation with text, Poskovic shifts the reading of the print by providing an unexpected new context, forcing the viewer to continually reinterpret. The lecture will be held at Tishman Lecture Hall at 7 p.m.

Story time at Cheney Library

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

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- A weekly adult grief support group for those who have lost a loved one is held every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home on North Street. For more information, call VNA & Hospice of SVHC at 802-442-5502.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting

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

Storytime at Bennington Free Library

BENNINGTON -- "Story Rhythms for Babies & Toddlers" will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children 4 months to 36 months, upstairs in the Rotary meeting room at Bennington Free Library. This special time for babies and toddlers will include stories, finger plays, songs and movement that involve active participation. Come early and play. For more information call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051.

Wednesday, May 7

ADAPT holds basket bingo

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- ADAPT will host a basket bingo event beginning at 5 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall. The cost is $10 to play.

Literature reading by novelist

BENNINGTON -- Bennington College will present a literature reading by novelist Jenny Offill from her new book, "Dept. of Speculation." This event will be in the Franklin house living room at 7 p.m.

Fashion lunch benefit

MANCHESTER CENTER -- A fashion show, style workshop and luncheon is scheduled for noon at Equinox Village, 49 Maple St. The event will feature spring and summer styles from eight local retailers: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Coldwater Creek, Joy -- all things underthings, Loft, Overland, Orvis and TSE and local celebrity models. Attendees will be entered to win a shopping spree at local Manchester clothing stores. Tickets are $45. Seating is limited. Call 802-345-9252 or e-mail kathrynmademann@km2style.com to reserve.

Beekeepers Association Spring meeting

MANCHESTER -- The Southern Vermont Beekeepers Association (SVBA) will hold its spring meeting at 7 p.m. at the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce on Bonnet Street.

Spring is the most important season for beekeepers. Preparation for a productive season starts now -- hives need to be cleaned, conditions must be checked, bees have to be fed until the first bloom of flowers, and potentially, you may need to re-establish the hive. Some beekeepers will be receiving and introducing new colonies over the next few weeks. All of these topics will be discussed, and best practices shared.

Other business will include election of officers and adoption of bylaws. They welcome all beekeepers and those interested in learning more about beekeeping to the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome. For more information, visit www.southernvtbeekeepers.org or call Susan Marmer, president, at 802-362-2080.

Cambridge UPK info session

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. --The Cambridge School District will offer two informational session regarding the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2014-15 school year. Children who will be 4 before Dec. 1 are eligible for the program. The sessions will be held in the district office/bus garage at 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Parents will be provided with info packets and administration will answer any questions they may have relating to the program. If you have any questions, contact Colleen Lester, principal, at 518-677-8527, ext.1433.

Thrift shop hours

JOHNSONVILLE, N.Y. -- The Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church just south off Route 67 in Johnsonville, N.Y., is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Most clothing items are priced at $1 per bag.

Gentle yoga for cancer survivors

BENNINGTON -- Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors meets weekly, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., in Conference Room C, at SVMC. This group is sponsored by the Cancer Center and is free to all participants. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. For more information, call Jane Schaeffer, 802-447-0393 or visit www.benningtonyoga.com.

Community yoga

BENNINGTON -- Enjoy a gentle yoga class free of charge, led by Laurae Coburn, Ph.D. RYT every Wednesday evening at The Bennington School, 192 Fairview St. from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Barn Quilt painting day

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- May 7 is the next Hoosick Barn Quilt Project Painting Day. Come help work on the barn quilt blocks during the HAYC3 Artisan Exchange and Farmers' Market upstairs at the HAYC3 Armory in Hoosick Falls from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

No previous experience necessary. Just bring yourself, wear painting clothes, and they will supply the frames, the paint, and the brushes.

Spring instrumental concert

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School Instrumental Program will host the annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. The bands will include: Beginner 4th Grade, Elementary Band, Beginner Junior High, Junior High and Senior High.

The theme of this year's concert is folk music from around the world. There will be other pieces included such as "Skyfall" by Adele and "The Final Countdown" that will be performed by four of the school bands.

Farmers' Market open

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The first HAYC3 Artisan Exchange and Farmers' Market of the 2014 season opens on Wednesday, May 7, upstairs at The HAYC3 Armory in Hoosick Falls from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The market will be open every Wednesday through the summer (except Wednesday, July 2) from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Early featured goods include spring plants, freshly baked goods, cheeses, Rock Pop Popcorn (the best ever), artisan-created goods and original art.

Hoosick Hickory will be there with its hickory smoked pulled pork and pulled chicken sliders. Running Brook Sugar Shack will have a variety of the best maple syrups and other maple products. New vendors are always welcome. The cost is $5 per 10-foot by 10-foot space per week with no monthly or seasonal commitment. Purveyors of small and unique antiques are welcome, also.

Language and Culture with Dr. Rabbi Ronald Sobel

MANCHESTER -- Dr. Ronald Sobel, Senior Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Emanu-El in New York City, will look at the relationship between language and culture in a talk at First Congregational Church at 7 p.m. His talk, "Words We No Longer Use: A Study in Language and Culture," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. The event is hosted by Mark Skinner Library.

Sobel's lecture will explore how, from the Biblical period to our own time, language has influenced culture and the way people relate to each other. The 2013-2014 First Wednesdays season in Manchester will conclude with "The Examined Life" with philosophy scholar Susanne Claxton on June 4 (rescheduled from Feb. 5).

For more information, contact Mark Skinner Library at 802-362-2607 or at events@markskinnerlibrary.org.

Thursday, May 8

Community Spring tea social at Forrest Ward School

BENNINGTON -- From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. there will be a tea social at Forrest Ward School in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 404 Houghton Lane. There will be hot or cold tea and baked goods, seed and seedling swap and sale, musical performance and hymn sing-along, collector displays, kids playroom, old radio shows, jigsaw puzzles, sale tables. The $2 admission includes a cup of tea and a baked good.

Public lecture on microbes and malnutrition

BENNINGTON -- Bennington College will presents a lecture by Amber Benezra on "The Big and Small of Microbes: Scales of Meaning between Bodily Bacteria and Global Malnutrition." Benezra is a Mellon Sawyer Seminar postdoctoral fellow. She received her Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the New School for Social Research. Her research is about human-microbe relationships; specifically commensal organisms in the human gut and the biological/social imperatives emerging from new microbiome research. This lecture will be held in the East Academic Center, Classroom 1 at 7 p.m.

Storytelling workshops

BENNINGTON -- In partnership with Ben & Jerry's Foundation, the Vermont Community Foundation is offering the following free storytelling workshops around the state. The workshops will be led by Barbara Ganley, and will focus on storytelling with 21st century technology.

Workshops are geared towards organizations that don't have their own marketing or development staff or that would like guidance maximizing storytelling opportunities. Local events: "The Art of Storytelling, Level One: An Introduction for nonprofits" will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bennington Center for the Arts.

Arlington Spring Choral concerts and concert tour

ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Memorial High School and Middle School choruses will hold their annual Spring Choral Concert at 5:30 and 7 p.m. in the Mack Performing Arts Center. The same concert is performed twice. The event is free and open to the community. This year's concert theme is "Let's Go Fly a Kite." In addition to the choruses, the AMHS Madrigals, a select group of choral singers and Patti's Angels, an all-girl singing group will perform. For more information about the Choral Concert or the Arlington Music program, contact Patti Cody at codyp@bvsu.org or 802-375-2589, ext. 149.

Pownal Legion bingo

POWNAL -- American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. A snack bar will be available. Cookie jar and progressive games. Everyone is invited to attend.

Bennington Free Clinic hours

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p.m. This clinic is for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, who would otherwise fall through the cracks of our fractured health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St.. Call 802-447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Food shelf hours

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Food Shelf at the North Bennington Baptist Church is open every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Legion Post No. 69 Auxiliary monthly meeting

ARLINGTON -- Monthly meetings for the American Legion Post No. 69 Auxiliary are held on the second Thursday of the month. They are recruiting new members. Join them at 7 p.m. and find out what they are all about. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

American Legion Post No. 69 Sons monthly meeting.

ARLINGTON -- The American Legion Post No. 69 Sons group will meet at 7 p.m. for its monthly meeting. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

Friday, May 9

Third Annual BPI golf tournament

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service, and, The Bank of Bennington, the tournament sponsor, invite participants to "Swing into Spring" at the Mount Anthony Country Club for the third annual BPI Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the adult day programs and services available at BPI, located at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center on Harwood Hill.

The tournament day will include golfing at the country club, lunch on the course and hors d'oeuvres. There will also be a hole-in-one contest featuring a grand prize of a 2014 Chevrolet Impala from Nemer Chevrolet Buick Cadillac and skills contests with prizes including an autographed photo of pro golfer Phil Mickleson, a 50/50 drawing and a 100 lottery ticket basket raffle. This tournament is a four-person scramble format. For more information about the tournament or tee sponsorship opportunities, contact Bennington Project Independence at 802-442-8136, info@bpiads.org or visit www.bpiads.org.

Vermont Humanities Council's Vermont Reads event

NORTH BENNINGTON -- Sponsored by the McCullough Free Library and the Village School of North Bennington, "An Evening with Sam Drazin" will be held at 7:30 p.m.

For the past two months, the John G. McCullough Free Library has been sponsoring a series of community reading events around "Wonder," this year's Vermont Reads book selection by R.J. Palacio. Adult and children's groups have read about Auggie, a 10 year old born with a facial deformity, as he navigates his way through his first year in public school. Previously home-schooled, he must now deal with being the "different" one, at an age when fitting in is so important. This is a book about character, friendship, courage and kindness.

All are invited to this presentation by Drazin, a Vermont teacher who has first-hand knowledge of Auggie's experiences, which he will share. Drazin is the director of Changing Perspectives, which designs programs to engage students in open dialogue, real world experiences, and personal reflection to build stronger inclusive communities.

In addition, a skit about bullying will be performed by students from the Hiland Hall School. The program will take place at the Village School of North Bennington at 7:30 p.m.

'Inspiring Generosity' book discussion

MANCHESTER -- Barbara Bonner will presents her book, "Inspiring Generosity" at 6 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore

This book will help readers open their hearts to the power of their own innate generosity, their desire to make a difference in the world, to help make someone's day a little brighter or their world a bit more secure.

Bonner started her professional life as an art historian, moving on to leadership positions in three New York City museums. She later served as Vice President of Bennington College and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. She now has her own consulting practice focused on helping non-profits transform their philanthropic support.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.

Lecture on documentaries

BENNINGTON -- Bennington College will present a lecture by Judith Kampfner on "How Documentaries Can Be More Dramatic and How Dramas Can Incorporate Documentary." It will be held at Tishman Lecture Hall at 6:30 p.m.

Kampfner, an award-winning producer of radio documentaries and radio dramas, will share her experiences and knowledge as writer, playwright, journalist, producer, and narrator whose work is regularly heard on NPR and BBC World News. Drawing on examples from her vast archive of documentary work, she will discuss production techniques, order of argument, structure and delivery, and how to pitch a story.

Saturday, May 10

Tag sale fundraiser

BENNINGTON -- On May 10, the Cancer Center Community Crusaders crew Lou's Angels will hold a huge tag sale to benefit local cancer center patients and research. Look for the signs -- East Road near D's market and Leblanc's Auto, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Festival and street market

BENNINGTON -- Bennington College's Intercultural Festival and Street Market is a celebration of cultural diversity, and will include a street market as well as intercultural performances. This event will be in the Student Center on Saturday, May 10, from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

Fishing derby

SHAFTSBURY -- The Hale Mountain Fish and Game Club annual Fishing Derby will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Daily Pond. Children must be 12 and under. There is no charge; only worms allowed.

Mental health awareness month movie

BENNINGTON -- In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness month, the Children's Local Interagency Team and the Bennington Free Library will present a 2012 coming-of-age comedy-drama based on author Stephen Chbosky's best-selling novel about a withdrawn teen.

The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. upstairs in the library's Rotary Room. The movie is rated PG-13 and contains mature content (length: 1 hour 43 minutes). Admission is free and open to the public and includes refreshments. The Bennington Free Library is located at 101 Silver St. and is wheelchair accessible. For more specific movie information call the library at 802-442-9051.

Kites, cows and kids open house

LONDONDERRY -- Taylor Farm will host an open house for families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. The event will include a free kite building activity with supplies provided along with information on the Fresh Air Fund. If the weather allows, kite flying will be held in the field. To find out more about the fund and becoming a host, visit www.FreshAir.org. For more information on Taylor Farm, visit www.TaylorFarmVermont.com.

Hazardous waste collection event

ARLINGTON -- The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for the towns of Arlington, Dorset, Manchester, Rupert, Sandgate, and Sunderland will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Arlington Memorial High and Middle School, 529 East Arlington Road. Contact Allison Langsdale at 802-442-0713, ext. 7 or alangsdale@bcrcvt.org with any questions.

Yoga Nidra workshop

BENNINGTON -- The Yoga Place will offer a Yoga Nidra workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. at 532 Main St.

Yoga Nidra is a guided practice which helps participants to enter a deep level of consciousness, promoting profound rest and relaxation. The practice allows a deep form of healing to occur. The workshop is facilitated by Jane Schaeffer and cost is $20 advanced registration by May 5 or $25 at the door. To register or for more information, call 802-447-0393 or visit www.benningtonyoga.com.

Nature walk at the Hoosic River Greenway

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Naturalist Kevin Hemeon and members of the Hoosic River Greenway steering committee will host a bird and bud walk on the Greenway.

They will look for early signs of spring, including warblers, waterfowl, and spring wildflowers. Meet at the southern end of the greenway, at the old waterworks site off of Carey Avenue at 9 a.m. They will spot cars at the northern end of the greenway at Treatment Plant Road so visitors may comfortably walk the entire 2.5 mile length of the trail, including the newly resurfaced northern section.

For more information, visit bccdvt.org or call 802-442-2275.

Sugar intake reduction workshop

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Join Leanne Yinger, M.Ed. Board Certified Holistic Health Coach at 1 p.m. at The David and Joyce Milne Library at 1095 Main St. to explore how to reduce the sugar in your diet and not miss it. Learn how to incorporate delicious, satisfying foods into your life, while developing an understanding of the impact of added sugars in your diet. Sample healthier alternatives at this interactive, child friendly workshop.

Hoosical Furnishings

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- HAY3's annual Hoosical Furnishings event will be held at the Armory.

Viewing begins at 6 p.m., bidding starts at 7 p.m. Ron Seifert will be auctioning 50 artist-made and artist-transformed pieces of furniture and home decor of widely varied designs. There also will be free refreshments and a cash bar. (This is a 21 and older event.)

Hiland Hall School's Spring plant and tag sale

BENNINGTON -- The Hiland Hall School will hold a tag and plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plant advice will be available along with a large assortment of plants labeled by type, color and garden design. There will also be a variety of brand new and used tag sale items including jewelry, sporting goods, clothes, books, bikes, housewares, and children's items. There will be a raffle for gift certificates from local establishments as well as students selling lemonade and baked goods. Proceeds support The Hiland Hall School. Sale one day only, rain or shine. Contact the school at 802-442-3868 or

office@hilandhallschool.org for more information.

Farmers' Market

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Farmers' Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverwalk Park on Depot Street. Join the region's farmers and producers for fresh, local plants, vegetables, cheeses, meats, eggs, prepared foods, specialty items and crafts. Bud Mattison and Fred Lantz and friends will provide music that day. The market will run through October every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, May 11

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 will be admitted.

Legion Post No. 69 Mother's Day breakfast

ARLINGTON -- American Legion Post No. 69 Mother's Day breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. This monthly breakfast is all-you-can-eat, and includes eggs to order, toast, bacon, sausage, pancakes, french toast, sausage and gravy and coffee and juice. Cost is $4. Seniors are free. Donations accepted. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

Downtown School open house events

MANCHESTER -- The Downtown School will hold two meet-the-teachers open house events. The first open house will be held on Sunday, May 11 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and the second will be held on Monday, May 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The Downtown School, opening this fall, is an independent, progressive education elementary school. The school has recently hired its faculty, and the upcoming Open House events will be a chance for families to talk with the teachers, ask questions, and learn about The Downtown School. The open house events are family friendly. The Downtown School asks families to call 802-379-8810 to schedule a time slot in advance so that each family can have one-on-one time with the teachers.

The Downtown School is located at 106 Palmer Place, just behind Ye Olde Tavern. More information is available at www.thedowntownschool.org or by phone at 802-379-8810.

West Hoosick Mother's Day pancake breakfast

WEST HOOSICK, N.Y. -- The West Hoosick Fire Department announces an "all you can eat" Mother's Day Breakfast at the firehouse from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, French toast, eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, juice, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The firehouse is located on Pine Valley Road near the intersection of county routes 109 and 103. Any questions, call the firehouse at 518-686-1814.

Dollars for Scholars car wash fundraiser

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Dollars for Scholars will hold a car wash on Sunday, May 11 at Earl's on North Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.