CALENDAR FOR FEB. 1-2

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THURSDAY

ART

Bennington Museum:
"A Century of Sharing," an exhibition of Southwestern Vermont Health Care's 100 year history; Jessica Park's "Enthusiasms" opens; annual student art exhibition opens, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 75 Main St., Bennington.

Williams College Museum of Art: "Rawr!" exhibition opens; conversation with mixed-media artist Titus Kaphar, 4 p.m., 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.

COMMUNITY

Alliance Fair Trade Gifts:
Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 198 Crescent Boulevard, Bennington.

Arlington American Legion: Post 69 Legionnaires meeting, 6 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Bennington County Beekeepers Club: Beginning beekeeping course, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Vermont Veterans' Home, 325 North St., Bennington. Register: 802-823-7955.

Bennington Free Library: Community College of Vermont's Job Hunt Helper Hawke Sleigh assists with finding employment opportunities, writing resumes and cover letters, applying for jobs online and more, 1 to 4 p.m., 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Bennington Senior Center: Building Bones, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m and from 10 to 11:15 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; Beginner Belly Dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center:
Monthly gathering and potluck, 6:15 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St., Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Bingo, 12:45 p.m.; van transportation available, 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Knitting Club: Drop-ins welcome, 5:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Thrift Store Hours: Bygone Boutique, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 404 Houghton Lane, Bennington. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.

Yarncrafting Club: Bring your own knitting and crochet materials, 1 to 6 p.m., McCullough Free Library, 2 Main St., North Bennington.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Bennington Free Clinic:
Clinic hours for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, 6 p.m., 121 Depot St., Bennington. Call 802-447-3700 for an appointment.

Blood Drive:
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

Get Fit Bennington: Free workout group for all ages and abilities, 6 p.m., Willow Park, East Road, Bennington.

Turning Point Center: Making Recovery Easier meeting, 4 p.m., this is a six-week series of workshops for those new to recovery or for those who have struggled with the recovery process. A certification of completion is awarded for completing the series. Codependents Anonymous, 6 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

Yoga:
Led by Irene Cole, bring your own mat, $5-$10 suggested donation, 8:30 to 9:40 a.m., Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

HISTORY

One World Conservation Center:
"An Archaeological History of Vermont" with Jess Robinson, $5, 7 p.m., 413 Route 7 South, Bennington.

KID STUFF

Manchester Community Library: Storytime followed by free play, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Perfect Wife Restaurant/Other Woman Tavern:
Musicians' Jam, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2594 Depot St., Manchester.

South Street Cafe: Live music with That Strange for your lunch hour, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.

READINGS, WALKS AND TALKS

Williams College:
Claiming Day, morning keynote by Julissa Arce, 10:45 a.m., Chapin Hall; evening address, Janet Mock, 7:30 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.; "Missing Books, Missing Voices," 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sawyer Library, 55 Sawyer Library Drive, Williamstown, Mass.

FRIDAY

COMMUNITY

Bennington Senior Center:
Painting, 9 to noon; bingo, 1 to 3 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; Zumba, 11 a.m.; Bingo, 12:30 p.m.; legal aid available, sign up for an appointment, 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

McCullough Free Library: Coloring for Adults, materials provided or bring your own, 1 to 6 p.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.

Milham Planetarium at the Hopkins Observatory:
Astronomy students will host a free show, 8 p.m., Main Street, Williamstown, Mass. Registration required: 413-597-2188.

DANCE

Williams College:
'62 Center for Theatre and Dance's CenterSeries presents "Served," a dance for and by the Williams College Dining Services staff, 8 p.m., Paresky Center 39 Chapin Hall Drive Williamstown, Mass.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Turning Point Center:
Smart Recovery, 3 p.m.; All Recovery meeting, 4 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region: Community health clinic, 1:30 p.m., Bennington Senior Center, 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

KID STUFF

McCullough Free Library:
Lego Club for ages 5 and up, 3 to 6 p.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.

Sunrise Family Playgroup:
For kids up to five years old, 12:30 to 2 p.m., 238 Union St., Bennington. Information: Rose Morrison, 802-442-6934.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore:
A Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher for his final book, "Points North," 6 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Cambridge United Presbyterian Church:
Jason Fowler will share his music and his recovery story, free-will offering, 7 p.m., 81 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Sponsored by Celebrate Recovery.

Open Mic Night: South Street Cafe, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.

Williams College: Williams Chamber Players present Arvo P rt's "Spiegel im Spiegel" and his work "Fratres," as well as two works by J.S. Bach, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.


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