Today, Jan. 4


Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours: 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: Every Monday, the Bennington Elks hosts bingo at the Bennington Elks, 125 Washington Ave. 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.

Healing Winds at the Vets' Home: Healing Winds offers Native American healing chants and drumming on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at the Vets' Home. Across from the Veterans' Home at the Vietnam Veterans Outreach Center at 1 p.m., they have Native American traditional crafts and arts.

Turning Point: Making Recovery Easier meeting, noon.

Cambridge, N.Y.

Call for members: Battenkill Chorale, Janet McGhee, director, The World Beloved, A Bluegrass Mass with Monroe Crossing; First rehearsal Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m. Cambridge United Presbyterian Church, 81 East Main Street. Open enrollment, auditions for vocal placement only. New members accepted through Feb. 4. Concert May 7 and 8 at Immaculate Conception Church, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Call 518-677-8233 or email to register.


Kevin's Senior Luncheon: Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you did not make reservations at the last luncheon and would like to attend, call Emily at 442-9490. Reminder, space is limited.


Tuesday, Jan. 5


Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

Free Peer Support group meetings: NAMI Vermont Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals living with mental illness meets every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at United Counseling Services, 316 Dewey St.

Open mic night: Tuesdays are Open Mic night at South Street cafe from 5 to 7 p.m., all are welcome.

Thrift store hours: Bygone Boutique, located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Houghton Lane, is open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.

Bennington Celebrate Recovery: A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program, find healing from hurts, hangups and habits. Group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Every third Tuesday is a potluck/meeting at 6 p.m. Held at 115 Hillside St. at the Second Congregational Church. For more information, contact Peter Grimes at 518-677-5414 or Christa Jan Ryan at 631-559-1594.

Women's self-esteem group: Turning Point Center, 11 a.m.

Mediation group: Turning Point Center, 5 p.m.

Grief support group: A confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with the death of a child (any age), meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Road. For information, call 802-688-4557.

Bennington Lions Club board meeting: The Bennington Lions will hold its January Board of Directors meeting on at 6 p.m. in the TD Bank Conference Room. All members invited to attend.


Story time at Cheney Library: Cheney Library will have story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. There will be crafts and snacks.

Celebrate Recovery Meeting: A Christ centered 12-step recovery program Tuesdays 6:30 pm Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church 484 Hill Road. Come find healing from any of life's hurts, hangups, and habits For more information call, Jonathan 518-686-3269, Bob 518-779-3485 or Sandy 518-686-5962


Buddhist meditation and teachings: Buddhist meditation and teachings will be offered by Roger Guest every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call Harda at 802-447-7065 with any questions.

Small Business Networking Group: The group meets every Tuesday in the Cafe Commons at Manchester Community Library at 9 a.m. To join or contact organizer Suzanne Moore, go to Networking-Group.

Wednesday, Jan. 6


Gentle yoga for cancer survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors weekly, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room C, at SVMC. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. For more information, please call Jane Schaeffer, 802-447-0393 or go to

Free Senior Exercise Class: Focusing on balance and strength every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bennington Project Independence at 614 Harwood Hill. Please call Tracy at 442-8136 for more information.

Elks benefit dinner: Serving a choice of baked or fried fish or baked chicken, served with scalloped or French fried potatoes, coleslaw, clam chowder, dinner rolls and coffee — all for only $9. Serving 5:30 p.m. until gone. Benefits Elks National Foundation for Scholarships and Veterans Programs. This is a monthly event on the first Wednesday of each month. The Bennington Elks is located at 125 Washington Ave. This event is open to members and guests.


The Wyeths, First Family of American Art: Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg discusses the Wyeths and offers new perspectives on N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth. 7 p.m. First Congregational Church.

Thursday, Jan. 7


American Legion: Monthly meeting, American Legion Post 69, 7 p.m. Call 802-375-6157 for more information or to become a member.


Bennington Free Clinic hours: The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday at 6 p.m., for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Please call 802-447-3700 for an appointment.

Live music at South Street cafe: Come to South Street cafe for live music for your lunch hour, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thrift store hours: Bygone Boutique, located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Houghton Lane, is open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.

Codependents Anonymous meeting: 6 p.m. Turning Point Club of Bennington

All Recovery meeting, 11 a.m. Turning Point


Food Shelf Hours: The Food Shelf at the North Bennington Baptist Church is open the last Thursday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 8


All Recovery meeting: 4 p.m. Turning Point Center.

Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Lego Club: The Lego Club at Cheney Library will meet Jan. 8 and 22, Feb. 5 and 19, March 4 and 18. This club is great for fifth and sixth graders. It meets from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m., with snacks. Take a bus from Hoosick Falls Central School and get dropped off at the library. Then have a parent pick you up at 5 p.m. Come and have lots of Lego fun.

Saturday, Jan. 9


Hour for Our Community Time Exchange orientation: 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Bennington Free Library on Silver Street. Come and find out what Hour for Our Community is all about. Call 802-379-5951 for more information.

Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Learn to skate program registration: The Hoosick Friends of Skating club has now become the Town of Hoosick Learn-to-Skate Program, under the direction of Kaila Matatt and the Town of Hoosick. We will be holding skating lesson registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Reynolds-Gilchrest Skating Rink on Barton Avenue. The program offers eight half-hour lessons in figure and hockey skating fundamentals following the United States Figure Skating Association's Basic Skills Program. Individuals must be 5 years of age or older beginning Jan. 1, 2016 in order to participate. Classes will be held Saturday mornings and Wednesday evenings, beginning Jan. 16 and continuing until Feb. 10. The cost for all eight lessons is $50 for Town of Hoosick residents and $60 for non-residents. Payment is due at registration. There will be a $10 discount for families with 3 or more registrants. A $10 late fee will be charged for all registrations after Jan. 16. For more information, please contact Kaila Matatt, recreation director, at or 518-265-2038. For general information regarding the upcoming skating season at the Reynolds-Gilchrest Skating Rink, please visit

Sunday, Jan. 10


Legion breakfast: At American Legion Post 69, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Seniors 65 and older are free, all others are $5 each. Donations are greatly appreciated. Omelets to order are back on the menu. Come out and enjoy breakfast with us. Call 802-375-6157 for more information.


Legion bingo: 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.

Jazz at South Street cafe: Come to South Street cafe for Jazz with Dave Banulis and Gary Miller with friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.