Monday, July 9
Young at Heart Seniors hold luncheon
NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Young at Heart Seniors of North Bennington invite all area seniors to their senior luncheon at Kevin’s, with 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. seatings. Contact Gail Boutin, 447-6210, to reserve seats. Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic has added Monday hours, in addition to its Thursday schedule. It will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, at 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.
Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities for today will include oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; walking aerobics from 10 to 11 p.m.; bridge/cards from 1 to 4 p.m.; and belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Elks hosts bingo
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Elks hosts bingo, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starting at 7 p.m. There will be a $1,000 jackpot and 31 games for $13. Food service will be available. The Bennington Elks is located at 125 Washington Ave.
Clinic volunteers sought for ‘Calling all Women’
BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is now recruiting volunteers to assist with mammogram outreach screening and education. Through funds received by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the "Calling all Women" outreach project will provide mammograms at no cost to uninsured and underinsured women ages 40 to 75 living in Bennington County.
Participating volunteers will make direct contact with women through outreach at local supermarkets, food shelves, hair salons, and other locations. The next volunteer training is scheduled for July 9, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will take place at the Bennington Free Clinic, 601 Main St. Call the clinic at 802-447-3700 to obtain an application and for additional information.
Summer TIPS Camp taking applications
BENNINGTON -- High school students are invited to explore careers and learn more about their own talents and interests through the summer TIPS camp (Training Interns and Partnering for Success) offered by the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center.
The camp is open to students 16 to 18 and is free to participants. The camp runs Monday through Friday, July 9-13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meals and transportation are included.
The camp, which is free to participants, is supported through grants to the Workforce Development Partnership of Bennington County. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. For more information or an application form, contact Wendy Klein at email@example.com or call the Career Development Center at 447-0220.
Tuesday, July 10
Community Citizen Banquet
SHAFTSBURY -- The Taconic Community Grange of Shaftsbury willl hold its annual pot luck Community Citizen Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Shaftsbury Methodist Church on Church Street in Shaftsbury. Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy the fun. All are invited.
Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and a trip to Hampton Beach from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Help Weight Group weigh-in will take place from 4:30 to 4:55 p.m. Meeting starts at 5 p.m. sharp.
Overeaters Anonymous meets
BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.
’Legends of Dreamcatcher’ at Milne Library
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- In keeping with the summer reading theme, "Dream Big -- Read!," the Milne Public Library will host local Native American educator and co-founder of Healing Winds, Fidel Moreno, at 4 p.m.
He will share native traditions surrounding the "Dreamcatcher," a woven hoop resembling a spider’s web, that is used either for protection against nightmares or to capture pleasant dreams. Supplies for making one’s own "dreamcatcher" will be on hand and you do not have to be a summer reading participant (or even a child) to take part in this special program. For questions, call Mindy or Helen at 458-5369 or visit http://milnelibrary.org.
Wednesday, July 11
Bingo in Arlington
ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Fire Department, on Old Mill Road, will host bingo to benefit AFD Ladies Auxiliary at 7 p.m. Bingo will be held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month ending on Sept. 12.
Bingo at Moose Lodge
BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held at the Bennington Moose Lodge every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m., and food will be available. There will be a "$500 Red Special."
At the Senior Center
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include a visit by Vermont Associates from 9:30 a.m. to noon; the movie from 1 to 3 p.m. will be "Absolute Power," starring Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman and Ed Harris.
Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales’ Golf Extravaganza
BENNINGTON -- Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales School announces the 10th anniversary Golf Extravaganza, an 18-hole scramble format tournament that will be held at the Mount Anthony Country Club. This event is scheduled with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and proceeds benefit Catholic education at the School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales.
Join Co-Chairmen Joe Ralbovsky and John Ahearn at this event with a team for an afternoon of golf, friends and food. Beginner golfers are welcome. Contact Ralbovsky at 442-7395 or firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information.
American Legion Auxiliary monthly meeting
POWNAL -- The American Legion Auxiliary Post 90 in Pownal will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. instead of July 4. The meeting will be held at the Legion Post 90 on Route 7. All members are urged to attend.
Red Cross disaster services classes
BENNINGTON -- The Red Cross has announced two upcoming training sessions that provide an introduction on how a person can volunteer with the American Red Cross to help area communities prevent, prepare for and respond to disaster. Both are open to the general public.
Disaster Services: An overview will be held on July 11, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Red Cross Office, 81 High St. in Brattleboro. In Bennington, the overview session will be held July 19, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Bennington Rescue Squad, 120 McKinley St. To register, contact Nicki Raymond of the Vermont and the New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross. She can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 802-254-2377.
Thursday, July 12
Bingo at Pownal Legion
POWNAL -- Pownal American Legion Post No. 90 offers bingo every Thursday evening. Doors and concession open at 5 p.m. There will be 30 games including three progressive jackpots, door prizes, raffles, and family fun.
Bennington Free Clinic
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 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.
Drum to the Beat
with Otha Day
MANCHESTER -- Otha Day will lead an interactive drum circle at the Mark Skinner Library at 10:30 a.m. Internationally known, Day will open the library’s Summer Reading Program for kids with rhythms to set feet, hands and hearts to a lively beat. Children under 10 must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information, call the library at 362-2607. The Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road.
At the Senior Center
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and a trip to see "Legally Blonde" at the Mac-Haydn Theater from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, July 13
Disabled American Veterans NSO Mobile Unit
BENNINGTON -- Do you have questions about your veterans benefits? Need help filing a claim? Would you like more information about your rights? The Disabled American Veterans National Service Officer Mobile Unit will be at the Vermont Veterans Home near the Luke Crispe Room from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will receive free information and help for all your questions and concerns by a qualified National Service Officer. This is open to all veterans and their family members. You do not need to be a member of the Disabled American Veterans to take advantage of this service. For more information, call Lisa Sloan at 802-688-9644. Leave a message if necessary.
Senior Center activities
BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include ceramics from 9 to 11 a.m.; oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m.
Arlington Family Fun Night
ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Recreational and Park Committee Inc. in partnership with the Arlington Lions Club will hold a Family Fun Night on Lucky Friday, July 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Arlington Recreation Park.
The Family Fun Night will include a barbecue with hamburgers, sausage, hot dogs and corn on the cob. There will be free balloons, popcorn and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. Costs for the barbecue will be $10 per person and $25 per family of four. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pond Restoration Fund. For more information, call Jack Lee at 802-345-0062.
Saturday, July 14
Bingo at Masonic Lodge
BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held at the Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available.
Pig Roast in Arlington
ARLINGTON -- The annual St. James Pig Roast will be held from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, rain or shine. Will feature slow-cooked pork, homemade baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, corn-on-the-cob, beverage and dessert for $12 a plate; kids 5 to 12, $8. St. James Episcopal Church is located on Route 7A in Arlington center. For more information, call 802-375-9952.
HooRWA summer outing
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. --Hoosic River Watershed Association President Lauren Stevens will lead his annual re-creation of Thoreau’s hike up Mount Greylock. Meet at the Notch Road gate to the Greylock Reservation at 10 a.m. (Or if you wish to drive down rather than hike down, meet at the Notch Road gate at 9 a.m. to organize a shuttle.) Bring lunch and water. Dress appropriately for this 11-mile round trip.
Free car seat inspection
BENNINGTON -- A free car seat inspection will be held at Bennington Subaru from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 1-888-VMT-SEAT, www.BeSeatSmart.org. Big kids need boosters too (8 to 12 years old).
Story Sharing Circle for first and second responders
BENNINGTON -- A Story Sharing Circle for first and second responders of Tropical Storm Irene will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Vermont National Guard Armory, 100 Franklin Lane.
This event is to remember the local response of people who helped the community during and following Tropical Storm Irene, specifically first and second responders. SOS VT is providing an opportunity for rescue workers, such as police officers, National Guard troops, and fire rescue to share their stories. Join this event to see the recovery and resilience of the community. This event is in partnership with Commander Zac Fike and the National Guard Unit of Bennington, and the Vermont Folk Life Center.
Refreshments will be provided. Kids will have their own activity tables. Call: 802-379-3929.
Fundraising concert for Dot’s
WILMINGTON -- The Green Mountain songwriter series in association with The Wilmington Fund Vt. will presents "A Concert to Rebuild Dot’s," at Memorial Hall, with showtime at 8 p.m.
Music will be provided by Jon Pousette Dart and Aztec Two-Step. Available is $150 premium seating, with 100 seats available. Includes dinner with the artist, beer and wine. General admission will be $25, at the door $30. For information and tickets go to www.thewilmingtonfundvt.org.
Texas Hold’em tournament
STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- The Veterans of Stephentown and the Stephentown Fire Department will sponsor a joint Texas Hold’em tournament in the Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp.
A free buffet will be served at the first break and refreshments will be available. No advance registration is required, and a donation of $35 per player will be accepted. Players can make an additional $10 donation at the door for 1,000 extra chips. This tournament will pay one place for every 10 players with a minimum of four places and a maximum of nine places. For more information, call John Linton at 518-733-0469.
Sunday, July 15
80th annual LeBarron Family Reunion
LAKE LAUDERDALE, N.Y. -- The 80th annual LeBarron Family Reunion will be held at Washington County Parks Lake Lauderdale, Route 22 in Jackson.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., sharp. Meeting will be held before lunch. Bring a meat to grill and a covered dish (hot or cold), the size of your family to share. Beverage and dessert will be provided. Bring photos and other memorabilia to share.
Admission is $2 per person (children under age of 6 are free). This includes swimming with lifeguards on duty all day. Entry fee to park is $2 per car.
HooRWA summer outing
PITTSTOWN, N.Y. -- A bike ride around the Tomhannock Reservoir will be held on Sunday, July 15. Rico Dovey will lead a ride around the circa 1900 Tomhannock Reservoir, the source of drinking water for the city and the largest body of water in the Hoosic watershed.
Meet at the parking lot of the Tomhannock Bike Shop on Route 7 in Pittstown at 10 a.m. for a scenic 33-mile ride. This route has an elevation change of +/- 2500 feet and a maximum grade of 9 percent. Bring water and food for about 3 to 4 hours on the road.
For an overview of the ride, visit http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1328503. Those planning to participate should confirm via email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that he can notify you two hours in advance of any change in plans due to weather, etc. The event is free to HooRWA members; a donation of $5 will be requested from non-members.
Bingo at Bennington Legion post
BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, will host bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.
Hildene announces award to Bradley
MANCHESTER -- Darby Bradley, former Vermont Land Trust President and longtime champion of land conservation in the Green Mountain State, will become the second notable Vermonter to be so honored with the Hildene Award, which is given to a Vermonter who has made an extraordinary contribution in the areas of land conservation or historic preservation.
Bradley has dedicated more than three decades to conserving hundreds of Vermont farms and tens of thousands of acres of land.
With the award this year comes a $10,000 prize that will be given to a community project of Bradley’s choosing. The project benefiting from the prize will be announced at a celebratory luncheon to honor Bradley at noon at Hildene.
The cost to attend the luncheon is $30 per person and includes admission to Hildene for the day. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email@example.com.
Meet Dorothy Canfield Fisher
MANCHESTER -- Meet "Dorothy Canfield Fisher: A Vermonter for the World" at the Equinox Village. Helene Lang will depict the prolific writer and native daughter of Vermont and showcase her life works in a living history presentation at 4 p.m.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher attacked discrimination, intolerance, brutality, and fraud in her 40 books of fiction and non-fiction. This program is free and open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities. Equinox Village is located at 49 Maple St. For information, call Cindy Waters at 802-362-2607 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.