Today, Aug. 5


Theatre: Oldcastle presents The City of Conversation. The play opens today and runs through Aug. 21. For reservations or information visit the Oldcastle website or call the theatre at 802-447- 0564.

Healthier living: Adult Summer Reading Programs continue at 10 a.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street. Meet Kathy Dockum, regional coordinator, Vermont Blueprint for Health, who will introduce the healthier living workshops offered locally through Southwestern Vermont Health Care. FMI: 802-442-9051 or

Arts and crafts: For the fourth consecutive year, the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival will be the jewel in the crown of an ever expanding Bennington Arts Weekend. In 2016 the Bennington Arts Weekend is August 5-7. The Art and Craft Festival will be held at Camelot Village on route 9 about two miles west of downtown Bennington, VT. 125 artists, artisans, and specialty food producers will showcase their creations under gleaming white Camelot tents. Along with craft shopping, the ambiance is festive: live music, craft demos, kids' activities, and a food court, featuring Vermont craft beers, serving a menu to please any palate.


Live tattoo exhibition: Bennington Museum from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the museum presents Living Exhibition: Tattoo 2 featuring live models showing their art and sharing their stories. Cash bar from Madison's Brewing Company, live music with Hawke Sleigh and Friends, body painting demonstration by Shay Francis, and more. Vote for your favorite tattoo. The winner receives a certificate to the tattoo artist of their choice. Admission is "pay what you wish," but if you contribute $5 or more, you receive a Love Bennington Museum temporary tattoo. All galleries will be open so take the opportunity to wander Milton Avery's Vermont; in the Works on Paper Gallery, Duane Michals: Photographs from a Floating World; and in the Regional Artist Gallery, Something About Summer: Paintings by Mark Barry.

Movie: Watch CAT-TV Channel 15 at 3 p.m. as CAT-TV Arcade presents "Rimworld." Then at 7 p.m. on Channel 15, both on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, CAT-TV will present "Plan 9 from Outer Space" as our Movie Night with lots of zombies, aliens and vampires in a classic sci-fi presentation. To round out our movie night week-end, join us as we bring back "The "Bennington Rescue Squad Training Drill from the 1960s" both on Aug. 5 and Aug. 6 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 15. For questions, please contact CAT-TV at 802-442-8868.

Music on Main Street: The Masonic Hall at 504 Main Street opens its doors at 7 p.m. to welcome the Jeff McRae Quartet. At 8 p.m. four musicians take to the stage presenting old school jazz and in a manner that exemplifies the musical synergy that takes places when artists get together. Tickets for this event are only available at the door, $10 for adults and $5 for students. Thyme Tables Catering will bring the cash bar and Bringing You Vermont will have munchies on hand to purchase.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: All Recovery meeting, 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m. Dual recovery, for those who experience both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness, 5:30 p.m.


Author event: Northshire Bookstore, 7 p.m. Judith Schwartz, "Water in Plain Sight." Schwartz is a Vermont journalist whose recent work looks at soil as a hub for multiple environmental, economic and social challenges-and solutions. She writes on this theme for numerous publications and speaks in venues around the world.


Lego Club: McCullough Free Library, meets every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ages 5 and up.

Cocoa and coloring: McCullough Free Library, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join your neighbors for a cup of cocoa and meditative adult coloring activities. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring book if you'd like.

Saturday, Aug. 6


Norman Rockwell Day and Cookout: Norman Rockwell lived and painted in Arlington from 1939 to 1953. It is during this time span that his work began to reflect small-town American life. Rockwell used local Arlington residents as his models for many of his most famous Saturday Evening Post covers. These models will be gathering for a reunion on Aug. 6 and you'll have the opportunity to chat with them about their experiences. Rockwell's studio will also be available to tour. The festivities start at 2 p.m. Governor Jim Douglas will dedicate a Vermont Historical Marker at Rockwell's home at 2:30 p.m.. Tours of the studio will start at 3 p.m.. The Arlington Lions Club will be offering a cookout at 5 p.m.


Family fun walk: The Tristate Breastfeeding Awareness Task Force will host the Third Annual Family Fun Walk at Willow Park. The first 100 people to register receive a free event tote bag. There will be refreshments, door prizes and raffle, stroller/baby carrier decorating contest, infant clothing exchange, and wellness information for young families. Check-in is at 8:30 a.m. Quarter mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Global Big Latch-On at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Register @ For more information, call 802-447-6411.

Hatchery Day: An event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Bennington Fish Culture Station, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 110 Hatchery Road, Bennington. As declared recently by Gov. Peter Shumlin, Hatchery Day is being held to celebrate and recognize the important role the state's fish hatcheries play toward benefiting Vermont's environment, economy and outdoor recreation. The day will also commemorate the 125th anniversary of the Roxbury Fish Culture Station, a facility soon to be rebuilt following impacts from flooding during Tropical Storm Irene. Vermont's fish hatcheries play an integral role in the successful management of the state's fisheries and annually produce approximately 1.5 million fish for stocking. To learn more about Vermont's fisheries programs, visit

PAVE event: Project Against Violent Encounters will be sponsoring two family events in August. The first is a Tea Party for Moms and Kids where families will create their own mugs, enjoy lunch, and have lots of fun! This event is at 11 a.m. in the Willowbrook Community Room. The second event is a "Meditate and Paint" with Jane Schaeffer of Bennington Yoga. Moms and Kids will be lead in a body scan meditation and then will be able to paint afterwards. This event will be on Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. in the Second Congregational Church in Bennington. Both events are free, open to the public, and will be lots of fun for moms and kids. To register please call PAVE at 802-442-2370.

Gallery: On view at the Bennington Museum from now through October 30 is a remarkable photography exhibition of works by Duane Michals, known by many as one of the great photographic innovators of the last century, widely known for his work with series, multiple exposures, and text.


Book sale: Cheney Library will have the First Saturday Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Book Sale room.


Lyme disease: Pat Smith, president of the Lyme Disease Association, will discuss the tick-borne infection with a Q & A session to follow from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hunter Community Room at the Manchester Community Library. Also, there will be the Gear Up For Lyme Mt. Equinox Uphill Bike Climb , a 5.4 mile bike race up the fully paved and scenic Mt. Equinox Skyline Drive auto road . This race can provide a unique training opportunity or a challenging single event. While the average overall grade of 12 percent is equivalent to that of Mt. Washington, it does include a brief downhill section. The base elevation is 600 feet and the summit elevation is 3,848 feet. Additional Information: Adult 20 and over $65 – Youth 19 and under $20 – Tandem $100. T-Shirts guaranteed to all entrants registered by July 30, 2016. Award ceremony and delicious lunch (free to all entrants) following race. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for $7 per guest or $5 for children 12 and under. Free parking and bottled water provided. Registration Registration is via and all information can be found on the event web site Club contact information or 802-430-1608

Fly fishing: The American Museum of Fly Fishing is holding its 9th annual Fly Fishing Festival: A Taste of the Great Outdoors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. The museum's signature event of the summer is back showcasing the joy of fly fishing with demonstrations, local vendors, and a gathering of people who are all equally enthused about the sport.


Family fun: Please join us 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Gallop to Success' 3rd annual Family Fun day at Kimberly Farms. This event raises money for Gallop to Success (GTS), a non-profit organization that serves at-risk youth through horse and farm experiences. Family Fun Day will be just that-- fun for family members of all ages. Experience great food, live music, horses and pony rides, games and activities for kids, 50/50 raffles and more. The event will be held at Kimberly Farms, 1214 Cross Hill Rd, North Bennington. Tickets are $5 for kids and $10 for adults. All proceeds will benefit GTS. To purchase tickets, visit For more information about GTS, visit

Tales for Tots: This growing group meets every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the McCullough Free Library for stories, games, songs and occasional crafts. All ages are welcome.


Concert: From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the sweet sounds of bluegrass music will roll across the meadows at Merck Forest and Farmland Center, as Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing perform.

Sunday, Aug. 7


Blood drive: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is hosting an American Red Cross Blood drive 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in its employee cafeteria.

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 Brunch with Banulis and Miller. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jam session open to additional artists from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Irish music sessions: A gathering of musicians for the purpose of celebrating a common interest in the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland by playing it together in a relaxed, informal setting. Every Sunday at The Publyk House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., free to the public.

Free pet clinic: For dogs and cats, restricted to families who are homeless or receiving public assistance: 3SquaresVT, Medicaid, fuel assistance, Meals on Wheels. For treatment of minor illnesses, wounds or injuries, wellness exams, vaccinations, parasites. Dogs must be on leashes, cats in a safe container Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 601 Main St.

Bennington VFW breakfast: The Bennington VFW Post 1332, 137 North St., hosts a senior breakfast on the first Sunday of the month beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing "until gone." Donation: $5. Call 802-442-9857 with questions.


Herbal Workshop: Green Mountain Academy will host a mead brewing workshop with herbalist Danielle Laberge from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Laberge Barn in Dorset. Danielle Laberge will give instruction on the ins and outs of brewing mead with traditional and novel combinations of herbs for enjoyment and good health. Deceptively simple to make, the mastery of brewing the honey wine called mead lies in the details of the process, and the most difficult recipe is also the simplest, with only honey, yeast and water. This class includes some tasting, for those aged 21 and over. Preregistration is required and costs $20. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website


Readsboro-Variety Show & Ice Cream Social: Bullock Building, 7012 Main St., 1 p.m. Featuring Patrick Alaggio with the Bleeker Street Musician's Guild; Jess & Jullisa; Colleen, Fred & Ben; Forrest Hicks and GOLF Gospel Singers; Kim & Sharon; Normajean Marchegiani with MC: Al Scaia. Enjoy a fun filled afternoon of entertainment and your favorite Ice Cream Sudae! $12/Adults $5for kids 12 and under. Fundraising event to support Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment, Inc. a 501 (C)3 Non-Profit. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Historic Bullock Building.


Library birthday: The Starline Rhythm Boys and the Hale Mountain Pickers will be part of the community celebration for the library's 50th birthday at 97 Main Street. Ice cream and cake will be served under the tent and children's games will be provided. Brief remarks by residents Willie Jones, board member, and Representative Bill Botzow, will be at 2:15 p.m. For further information call the library at 823-5400.


Robert Frost talk: Professor Donald Sheehy will talk about famed poet Robert Frost at 2 p.m. at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum. All programs are offered free of charge. Reservations are not required. Both the Museum and the little Red Barn are handicap accessible. For directions or more information, call 802-447-6200. The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is located at 121 Vermont Route 7A in South Shaftsbury. It is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The website address is


Book sale: Winhall Memorial Library, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be hot dogs, soda, an ice cream truck and live music. Admission is free. The event is at the Library located on Route 30 and Kendall Farm Road. The event is held rain or shine.

Monday, Aug. 8


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.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: All Recovery; a support group that welcomes people on all pathways to recovery. It is a facilitated topic-discussion meeting with the focus on recovery, 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous at 5:30 p.m. Al-Anon Beginners at 6:30 p.m. Al-Anon at 7 p.m., for anyone whose life is affected by someone else's drinking or substance abuse, free, anonymous, confidential.

Open mic night: South Street Cafe, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Free workout group: Get Fit Bennington meets 6 p.m. at Willow Park. All ages and abilities welcome.


Coloring and Zentangle: De-stress at Cheney Library at 5 pm with Coloring and Zentangle. Zentangle is a creative art form where all you need is paper, pencil and pen. Drawings can be turned into art designs. Your stress will also be reduced with Zentangle and your focus improved. Zentangle can be done by almost any age ... children, teens and adults. Cheney Library supplies the sturdy paper and the Micron pens; you supply the imagination.

Tuesday, Aug. 9


Prostate Cancer Support Associates meeting: SVMC Cancer Center Library at 5:30 p.m. New patients, survivors, friends, family members, spouses, and/or anyone interested are welcome. For info call 802-375-9719

Ladies Auxiliary Members meeting: The Ladies Auxiliary VFW meets the second Tuesday of every month. We welcome all members and look forward to your participation. Those who are interested in joining or finding additional information about the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1332, can contact the VFW Post 1332 at 802-442-9857 and leave a call back number.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church.

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.

Live piano: South Street Cafe, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Rakia Montane (BEGINS April 26)

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.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: Women's self-esteem group, 11 a.m; Meditation group, 5 p.m.; Hand in Hand recovery meeting, a facilitated meeting where family members in recovery come together with persons in recovery from substance abuse.

Free workout group: Get Fit Bennington meets 6 p.m. at Willow Park. All ages and abilities welcome.


Church supper: The Women's Fellowship of the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert will hold a summer supper from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 and children's tickets are $5 (under 5 are free). Call the office at 867-2260 to make a reservation. Tickets will also be sold at the door. The menu to feature baked ham and roasted turkey complete with stuffing, potatoes, and gravy--along with summer salad favorites. There will also be a raffle. The church is located at 143 Church St. (Off Route 30)


Battle Day event: At 8 p.m. visitors can watch a movie set during the Revolutionary War for free as part of a "Movies under the Stars" series on the grounds of the caretaker's house at Bennington Battlefield (30 Caretakers Rd.) Please note a licensing agreement prevents advertisement of the movie by name. This is an outdoor screening and chairs will be provided, but visitors are encouraged to dress warmly. Light refreshments will be provided. Call David Pitlyk, Historic Site Assistant at 518-860-9094 with any questions.

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.


The Life of Solomon Northrup: Green Mountain Academy will host a talk about the life of Solomon Northrup at 5:30 p.m. with R. Paul McCarty, executive director of the Old Fort House. The talk will be held at Burr and Burton Academy in the Hunter Seminar Room. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at

Pollinator workshop: From 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. workshop presenters Andrea Luchini, Hildene horticulturist, and Diane Newton, Hildene education director, lead a presentation and discussion on native pollinators, the perils they face, and what to do to enhance their numbers in our own backyards. Following the presentation, participants explore Hildene's grounds and gardens to observe native pollinators and see how the simple principles of pollinator conservation can be implemented into any landscape. Registration is strongly encouraged: $10 for Hildene members, $15 for non-members. For more information and to register, contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or Check in at the Welcome Center.

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.

Yoga classes: Manchester Parks and Recreation Department. Classes are designed for all levels of yoga and includes meditation, breathing techniques, and postures on the mat. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Activity Room at the Park House at the Dana Thompson Memorial Park. Class fees are $10.00 or purchase a package of 6 classes for $50.00. Mats are available and drop-ins are welcome. For more information please contact MPR at 802-362-1439.


Last day: Today is the last day to buy tickets for the 21st annual Clam Feed hosted by the Pownal American Legion Post 90. The feed is Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $35. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chicken, Clams Raw and Steamed. Beverages and Corn on the Cob. Games of Chance. Tickets Available at the American Legion. For further Information call: 802-823-5060 Or 802-823-4626. Legion Hours Thursday-Saturday 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Only 100 tickets. No One under 21 years of age.

Wednesday, Aug. 10


Free live music: West Mountain Inn, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For info, please call 802-375-6516


Novel talk: Green Mountain Academy will host a talk at 5:30 p.m. on Tolstoy and the legacy of the great Russian novel with Williams College Professor Julie Cassiday. The talk will be held at The Bennington Museum. Written at the end of a long and productive career in 1897, Tolstoy's essay What is Art? asks what place beauty, feelings, and morals have in the truly great and universal artwork. Why did Tolstoy reject the esthetic value of his own fiction? What does his ruthless moral resolve tell us about the great art he created? Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at

Library event: Bennington Free Library is celebrating the efforts of summer readers at the program, Drum to the Beat at the Finish Line in the library's Rotary Room at 2 p.m. Participants in On Your Mark, Get Set...READ! and Get in the Game are invited to drum their hearts out with musician, Otha Day. Otha will lead a drum circle beginning at 2 p.m., followed by the awarding of reading certificates. The program will conclude with yummy snacks. Call the library at 802-442-9051 for more information.

Concert: Looking for a great way to spend time with your family? The Legato Blues band will be at the Vermont Veterans' Home located at 325 North Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This outdoor concert is free and is open to the community, bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the performance. Parking will be located behind the main building or the deer park parking lot.

Support group: There is a support group for anyone living with any type of loss due to a death at Second Congregational Church the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m.

Stress relief with easy moving meditation: No experience necessary. Free to attend. Every Wednesday 7 a.m. to 7:30 am at Upper Willow Park Pavilion. Contact Tracy Purdy-Martin with questions at 802-379-8339.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: Narcotics Anonymous, noon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m.

Free workout group: Get Fit Bennington meets 6 p.m. at Willow Park. All ages and abilities welcome.

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Theater: Madama Butterfly, Aug. 10, 12, 13, 18, 19 at 7 pm, Aug. 20, 21 at 2 p.m. Hubbard Hall, $35 General Admission/ $10 Students. Cultures clash when a trusting young geisha marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki. Puccini's classic gut-wrenching music will be sung in Italian with a 23 piece orchestra conducted by Michael Sakir. Boston-based director, Nathan Troup, will lead the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale. Visit


Health: The next SpeakSooner community program "Being A Caregiver and Caring for Oneself: A Delicate Balance" is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library. Free and open to the public. Visit for news and updates and view the online version of the Difficult Conversations Toolkit.

Movie: Manchester Community Library presents a classic romantic comedy at 2 p.m. in the Lower Level Gallery. In the 1940 film, a newspaper reporter (Cary Grant) uses every trick in the book to keep "His Girl Friday," his ace reporter ex-wife (Rosalind Russell), from remarrying. Running time is 92 minutes. The film screening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center. Info: 802-362-2607.

Thursday, Aug. 11


PAVE Family Workshop: Project Against Violent Encounters will be hosting a Meditate and Paint Family Workshop at 4 p.m. Participants will be led in Body Scan Meditation by Jane Schaeffer of Bennington Yoga. Afterwards, participants will be able to paint what they thought, felt, saw, or they can take the restful time to paint what they feel in the moment. This workshop is free, open to the public, and all materials are provided. Moms with kids who are 9 and up are encouraged to register with PAVE at 802-442-2370. A dinner will be provided afterwards to those who register.

Climate Change and Carbon Tax: Unitarian Universalist Church, 7 p.m. Area 350 is sponsoring a House Meeting for a community dialogue about climate change. Proposals have been submitted to the Vermont legislature for a revenue neutral carbon pollution tax. You are invited to come and discuss these proposals with us. A speaker from Energy Independent Vermont will outline the proposals for us. Our state representatives at the meeting to hear our opinions and ideas and to let us know what they are thinking about climate issues. We will also have refreshments for you.

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(Funk & Jazz Music with That Strange) 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.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: All Recovery meeting, 11 a.m. Making Recovery Easier meeting, 4 p.m., this is a 6-week series of workshops for those new to recovery or for those who have struggled with the recovery process. It helps people to better understand and get the most out of 12-step meetings. A certification of completion is awarded for completing the series; Codependents Anonymous 6 p.m.

Free workout group: Get Fit Bennington meets 6 p.m. at Willow Park. All ages and abilities welcome.


Animal yoga: Come to the Manchester Community Library at 10:30 a.m. for a special Summer Reading Program Family Event featuring animal yoga, music and movement with Manchester's own Alexandra Langstaff of Hullabaloo. This free program will encourage kids to experience playful motion as they try a variety of animal yoga poses and creative movement.

Concert orchestra: Manchester Music Festival concert, 7:30 p.m., Southern Vermont Art Center, Arkell Pavilion, Manchester West Road. Tickets, $52 for adults, $18 for students, can be purchased at box office, online at or by calling 802-362-1956.

Yoga classes: Irene Cole will offer hatha yoga on Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m., through June 30 at the Manchester Community Library in the Hunter Community Room. All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and whatever props you might like (blocks, straps or blanket) and wear comfortable clothes to stretch in. The yoga session is offered by donation to benefit the Manchester Community Library with a suggested minimum donation of $5-10 per class. For more information about the class, contact Irene Cole at


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


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.


Bingo: The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal will host bingo at 5 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m.


Farm chores for children: On Thursday afternoons in July and August (through Aug. 18), from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., children (and their adult companion) may join the farm staff at Merck Forest and Farmland Center for daily chores. Youngsters may feed the horses, pick berries, collect eggs and perform other tasks. These farm-centered workshops are designed to introduce children to simple farm routines and products, and to meet our animals under expert supervision. These hands-on/hands- dirty activities are suitable for children ages 3 and up. Please Pre-Register early, because participation is limited. Cost is $2.50 per participant. If you go: Thursday afternoons, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Merck Forest and Farmland Center, 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont. For more information about this activity, call the Visitor Center at 802-394- 7836, or visit the website at