Community Calendar


Monday, March 31

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, 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.

Free very beginner meditation

BENNINGTON -- Mondays from 5 to 5:30 p.m. join in the quest to de-stress with others who are new to meditation. No floor sitting (unless you want to). Held at Bennington Project Independence at 614 Harwood Hill. Call Tracy Purdy-Martin at 802-442-8136 (or just show up).

Talk on climate change and public health

BENNINGTON -- Dr. George Luber from Centers for Disease Control and and Emory University will give a talk at Bennington College, titled "The Health Consequences of a Changing Climate: Findings from the 3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment." This event is open to the public and will take place at the CAPA Symposium at 1 p.m.

At an ever-increasing rate, evidence is accumulating that the earth's climate system is warming and that health consequences of this warming are already evident. Luber will review findings of the forthcoming "3rd U.S. National Climate Assessment," focusing on the public health sector, and will describe adaptative actions, already underway, that seek to anticipate these health threats and manage them into the future.

Fisher Elementary PreK registration

ARLINGTON -- It's Pre-Kindergarten registration time at Fisher Elementary School. To be eligible for the 2014-2015 Fisher PreK program, children must reside in Arlington or Sandgate and be four years old by Aug. 31. Registration forms are available at the Fisher Main Office and are due back to Fisher by March 31.

School office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Fisher Pre-K is a publicly funded program within the school building. Space is limited to two classrooms of 15 children. For more information, contact Fisher Principal Deanne Lacoste at or 802-375-6409.

CCV sit-in week

BENNINGTON -- Experience learning first hand at the Community College of Vermont, Bennington Academic Center, during the annual sit-in scheduled for the week of March 31 to April 4.

Interested individuals are invited to attend a class to see learning in action. Choose from morning, afternoon, and evening courses including: business, criminal justice, biology, psychology, Web design and art classes.

The sit-in is part of the Bennington Area Career Week. Information about admissions, summer and fall classes and financial aid will also be available. To learn more about the sit-In week or to schedule a visit, stop by CCV at 324 Main St. or call 802-447-2361.

Bennington Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- The Senior Center will hold painting from 9 a.m. to noon, walking aerobics from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., bridge/cards from 1 to 4 p.m. and belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 1

Private school transportation

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Parents of students who will be attending private or parochial school during the 2014-15 school year are reminded that the Cambridge Central School Board of Education, prior to the April 1 deadline, must receive requests for transportation to private or parochial schools. Requests should be directed in writing to Vince Canini, Superintendent of Schools, 58 South Park St. , Cambridge, NY, 12816 and must be made annually.

American Musical Theater presentation

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- On Tuesday at 1 p.m., Mount Greylock Regional High School's American Musical Theatre Workshop will present "Deja-Revue - American Musical Theatre, 1861 - Gilbert and Sullivan," at Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community.

This musicale presents an historical perspective relating to American Musical Theatre and includes narratives, stories, skits and songs performed by students enrolled in the Mount Greylock American Musical Theatre Workshop. The program is free and open to the public.

Storytime at BFL

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.

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 meets

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

Bingo Tuesdays at Moose Lodge

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held every Tuesday at the Bennington Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.

Bingo in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- Arlington American Legion Post No. 69 hosts bingo. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Any questions, call 802-375-6157.

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.

Meditation for Everyone

BENNINGTON -- Meditation is held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library. There is a $1 requested contribution if possible. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Chairs are available. If you wish to sit on a cushion, bring one.

Codependents support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous will meet at the Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., from 6 to 7 p.m.

Grief support group

BENNINGTON -- A confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with a loss of a child (of any age), due to a death will be held. This group 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.

Location scout gives talk

BENNINGTON -- The Visual Arts lecture series will present a talk by New York City film location scout Nick Carr, who spends his days combing the streets for every locale imaginable, at Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington College, at 7:30 p.m.

Bennington Lions meeting

BENNINGTON -- The April Board Meeting of the Bennington Lions will be on Tuesday, April 1 -- no fooling -- starting at 5:30 p.m. in the TD Bank Conference Room. All members are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, April 2

Triangle Fire talk

MANCHESTER -- Dartmouth Professor Annelise Orleck will discuss the tragic Triangle fire that occurred a century ago in a talk at First Congregational Church at 7 p.m. Her talk, "100 Years since Triangle: The Fire that Seared a Nation's Conscience," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Mark Skinner Library.

On March 25, 1911 a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village killed 146 young workers, most of them young immigrant Jewish and Italian women. With exits locked, women leapt to their deaths while thousands watched. Half a million New Yorkers lined the funeral route and politicians vowed to change workplace safety laws. Orleck will talk about these events and their historical significance.

Grandview Cemetery annual meeting

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Annual meeting of the Grandview Cemetery board will be held at 7 p.m. All lot owners and family members are welcome at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Story hour for pre-schoolers

BENNINGTON -- A Preschool Story Hour will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for children 3 to 5 upstairs in the Rotary Meeting Room at Bennington Free Library. Dare Meunier from Second Chance Animal Center will present a special story hour where pets are the stars. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051.

DoTERRA fundraiser at Fisher Elementary

ARLINGTON -- A DoTERRA fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. at Fisher Elementary School.

DoTERRA is a company "committed to sharing the life-enhancing benefits of therapeutic-grade essential oils and essential oil enhanced wellness products." Karen Underhill and her daughter. Beth Younce, RNBSN, will host the event. Younce has more than 20 years of experience working in health care and will answer any questions regarding the use of these oils both personally and scientifically. The Fisher PTG will receive 25 percent of the profits from all products sold during the fundraiser. For more information, contact Fisher Principal Deanne Lacoste at or 802-375-6409.

American Legion Post 90 monthly Meeting

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post No. 90 in Pownal, on Route 7, will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m.

The President, Linda Moxley, will preside over the meeting. Discussion will follow on the nomination of officers for May and the Easter Basket Raffle.

There will be a discussion on the poppy sales for the upcoming Memorial Day programs. All members are urged to attend. If you wish to become a member you are welcome to join our meeting. If you have any questions, contact Caroline Martel, secretary, at 802-823-5016.

Thrift shop open at church

JOHNSONVILLE, N. Y. -- The Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church just south off Route 67, 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.

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.

Humanities open house at SVC

BENNINGTON -- The Hunter Division of Humanities at Southern Vermont College (SVC) will host a Humanities Open House on Wednesday, April 2, in the Burgdorff Gallery from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the general public.

The Humanities Open House will showcase information on its academic majors including communication, creative writing, english and liberal arts.

For more information on the Humanities Open House, contact Chair of the Hunter Division of Humanities Jennifer Burg at 802-447-4007 or

Thursday, April 3

Pop concert

BENNINGTON -- The MAU Music department will present the annual Pop Concert on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 3, 4, and 5 at 7 p.m. in the MAU Auditorium. This anticipated concert features the MAU Jazz Band, Pop Choir, Chamber Singer, Da Capos and many solo and small group acts performing a wide variety of current and classic Pop Music. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance in the High School Main Office, or at the door.

Legion post 69 monthly meeting

ARLINGTON -- American Legion Post No. 69 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

Pownal kindergarten registration

POWNAL -- If you are a Pownal or North Pownal resident with a child who will be 5 on or before Aug. 31, Pownal Elementary School will hold an informational parent night at 6 p.m. in the school library. Call the school and give your name and your child's name. Attend this important meeting to learn about the kindergarten program and to schedule an appointment for registration for your child. Kindergarten registration sessions will be held at Pownal School on April 10 and 11.

SVC's career and internship fair

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College will host its annual spring Career and Internship Fair from 11 a. m. to 2:30 p. m. in the Everett Mansion's Burgdorff Gallery. The fair will be an opportunity for those seeking employment, career information, internship possibilities and more. The event is open to the general public, students from other area colleges and current students and alumni from Southern Vermont College.

Representatives from the following local and regional industries, law enforcement offices, state agencies, health sites, and nonprofit organizations will be available: AFLAC; Bayada Home Health Care; Bennington Sports Center (Vermont Voltage); Dion Money Management; Hillcrest Educational Centers Inc. ; Peace Corps; Sage Colleges; St. Peter's Health Partners; Union Graduate College; United Counseling Service; Vermont State Police; Bennington School; and more. Employers interested in participating or for more information, contact SVC Career Development and Internships Coordinator Betsy Dunham at 802-447-4631 or e-mail

Greenwich Library book sale

GREENWICH, N. Y. -- The Friends of the Greenwich Library's First Thursday Boomerang Book store in the Basement will be open for browsing and buying from 4 until 7:30 p.m. Come and pour over the thousands of books on the shelves.

New material arrives every day. This month's special features low pricing on the multi-media shelf of CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and audio books. All proceeds from First Thursday Boomerang Sales go toward library programs and materials.

Bingo at Pownal Legion

POWNAL -- American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m. , and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. There will be two progressive games, and a snack bar will be available.

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 802-447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Friday, April 4

Deaf Panel fundraiser

BENNINGTON -- At the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Deaf Education Department at Mount Anthony Union High School will present a Deaf Panel from 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Luke Adams, the first deaf competitor to appear on the TV show "Amazing Race," will be one of the guest speakers. The panel will consist of successful deaf adults who will describe their experiences growing up and what led them to be the successful people they are today. After the panel, Sean Forbes, a successful deaf performer and motivational speaker, along with his band, "Deaf and Loud," will perform a concert for the audience to enjoy.

Admission to the Deaf Panel is free. The cost for performance portion of the event is $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. The money raised will be given to NEADS. To purchase tickets in advance, visit http://eyeswideopenalongwithdeafandloud. Plan ahead, as to seating is limited. Check the website for updates on availability. If you have any questions, contact

Church supper in Pownal

POWNAL -- Pownal United Methodist Church, corner of Route 346 and Church Street, will serve a Friday night supper of soup, sandwiches, and pie from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. or until gone. This event is to benefit the "Beeper Snyder Benefit Fund" and Pownal United Methodist Women.

Snyder needs financial support as she undergoes cancer treatment. The menu will include: assorted homemade soups including corn chowder, minestrone, broccoli/cheese and several more; sandwiches and finger rolls including, chicken, ham, tuna, and egg salad, turkey/cheese, ham/cheese, and peanut butter/jelly with potato chips served family style; your choice of many kinds of pie; and lemonade, tea, and coffee. Tickets will be available at the door. $6 Adults and take outs, $4 Children 4 to 10, free for children 3 years and under.

For more information, contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769.

‘Shrek The Musical' at HFCS

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls Central School Drama Club will present "Shrek The Musical" on Friday, April 4, Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6. Admission is free.

While the musical has a great deal of similarities with the 2001 movie, there are also many differences and surprises. The music is all-new, and the is suited for all ages. There will be a 20-minute intermission when concessions will be available for purchase in the high school cafeteria, with all proceeds going back into the HFCS performing arts through the student-run Performing Arts Council.

The performances Friday and Saturday will begin at 6:30 p.m., while Sunday's start time will be 2 p.m. If you have any questions, contact the show's director, Rob Allen, at 518-686-7321, ext. 1106.

Contra dancing at OWCC

BENNINGTON -- From 7:30 to 10:30 p. m., contra dancing willl be held at the One World Conservation Center, 1. 2 miles south of the Four Corners intersection. All dances will be taught by caller Peter Stix, and beginners are welcome. Come with or without a partner. Admission is $10. Music by Spare Parts with Eric Buddington.

BBA National Honor Society fundraiser BBAid

MANCHESTER -- The Burr & Burton Academy National Honor Society will hold a coffee house event at Spiral Press Cafe at 7 p.m. for a night of local artists and BBA community. Proceeds go to the Stand Up 2 Cancer organization, a program devoted to accelerated research and groundbreaking treatments. Admission is $5.

Play at Bennington College

BENNINGTON -- A performance of "Circadian," a play written by Bennington College's Alex Hovet, which explores the labor of the natural world, the work of the human world, and the struggle to remain the same -- despite constant, unavoidable, molecular change. Directed by Clara Rotter-Laitman. The showing will be April 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. in the Margot Tenney Theatre, VAPA, Bennington College.

Saturday, April 5

Tag, bag, and bake sale

EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y. -- There will be a tag, bag, and bake sale plus Easter candy sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Bridge Methodist Church.

‘Blueprints to Wellbeing' workshops

MANCHESTER CENTER -- The collaborative of practitioners at Equinox Healing Therapies will offer their Blueprints to Wellbeing Spring Edition. First of four workshops starts at 9:30 a.m. There is a fee. Call 802-362-3911, ext. 3 for reservations or more information.

Come-unity pancake breakfast

CAMBRIDGE, N. Y. -- The cooks at St. Luke's will be offer a full pancake breakfast the first morning of the Tour of the Battenkill Bike Race, on Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy pancakes, eggs souffle, hash browns , sausage and coffee and juice. In the spirit of community, this is a free breakfast. St. Luke's is located directly behind the Rice Mansion on St. Luke's Place. The breakfast will be held in the white house next to the church.

Free laughter yoga workshop

BENNINGTON -- Come to a free laughter yoga workshop facilitated by Sue Sweeney and Rose Marie Pelletier from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Yoga Place, 532 Main St. Laughter Yoga helps break old habit patterns, change the mood, strengthen the immune system, reduce hypertension and prevent illnesses like heart disease, depression and other ailments. To register or for more information, call 802-447-0393 or visit

St. Mary's Academy Spring Auction

HOOSICK FALLS, N. Y. -- St. Mary's Academy will hold its annual Spring Auction. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction hosted by Ron Seifert, Hoosick Falls auctioneer.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a preview of the items, and the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. Enjoy a light fare and cash bar while supporting the school. This is a 21-and-older event. As in the past, there will be many and varied items present for the auction.

Mother and daughter art exhibit

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A mother/daughter exhibit will be on display for the month of April at the David and Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown. An artists' reception will be held on Saturday, April 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome.

Damia is a photographer whose work is mostly of plants and then Marilyn paints from them in oils. For more information or to reserve exhibit space, contact Pat McLeod at 413-458-5369 or

Spaghetti dinner benefit

ARLINGTON -- There will be a spaghetti dinner with a live auction to follow at 5 p. m. to benefit Hailey Willette at the American Legion Post 69. There will be door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle; donations accepted. Children under 12, $5; adults, $10. For more information, call 413-346-7047.

Farmers market

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Farmers' Market winter season continues at the First Baptist Church, 600 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Master gardeners will be on hand with tips on gardening and seed starting.

Enjoy music by Blueberry Buckle, an eclectic dad-and-daughters trio. Additional parking is available behind the church. The final winter's market will be held April 19. For more information, visit

Sunday April 6

Bingo in Pownal

POWNAL -- The Pownal Valley Seniors will hold bingo at 1 p.m. at the Pownal Center Firehouse. There will be a progressive jackpot and free lunch.

Restorative yoga workshop

BENNINGTON -- Come to a restorative yoga workshop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Yoga Place, 532 Main St. Restorative Yoga is a passive form of yoga in which bolsters, blankets, and other props are used to facilitate fully supported poses for total boday healing in conscious and purposefull rest. It is a great practice for the overactive mind and/or body and for healing old injuries by guiding one to a place of deep relaxation and letting go. Facilitated by Laura Nash, the free is $18 pre-registered by April 2, or $25 at the door.

To register or for more information, call 802-447-0393 or visit

Bennington VFW breakfast

BENNINGTON -- 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.

Bennington Legion bingo

BENNINGTON -- Bingo at American Legion Post 13 is held every Sunday. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 3 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.


Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show

MANCHESTER -- The Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce has opened registration for the 28th annual Manchester Antique and Classic Car Show to be held on June 7 and 8 at The Dorr Farm.

This year's show will feature Special Marques -- domestic pickups and British Leyland imports -- and 38 classes of antique and classic cars and antique trucks. The show field will have food vendors, car corral, and flea market and games throughout the weekend.

There will be a car parade through Manchester on Saturday afternoon and an "early bird" cruise-in on Friday evening along Depot Street and a Saturday evening cocktail party at The Barrows House in Dorset, plus a barn dance at Dorr Farm. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Full show details and registration are available at or by calling the Manchester and the Mountains Regional Chamber of Commerce at 802-362-6313.

Monument field trip fundraiser

BENNINGTON -- Help support our Monument fifth graders in collecting donations towards their end of the year's field trip to Natures' Classroom in Lake George, N.Y. This is a week-long educational hands-on experience for the children that will take place the week of May 19 with an expense of $375 per student.

They are planning a spaghetti dinner at the Moose Lodge on April 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. They will hold a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle that evening as well. We have received many donations from our wonderful community of businesses. Tickets for the Spaghetti Dinner are $10 each, and can be purchased at the door. Tickets for the Auction are $1 each, $5/6 tickets and $10/15 tickets.

If you wanted to pick up your dinner and enjoy it from the convenience of your home, but still support the fifth Graders, take out will be available.

Lifeguard training course

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Recreation Center will hold a lifeguard training course from April 14 through April 18 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost of the course is $200. Re-certification cost is $100. Must be at least 15. Call the Rec Center at 802-442-1053 to register and for information about the course prerequisites. Payment due by April 4.

All quarterly water and sewer bills due

BENNINGTON -- This is a reminder that all quarterly water and sewer bills (both flat and metered) are due April 4. Payments may be made by personal check, bank check, money order or cash at the town offices at 205 South St. They are open Monday through Friday and accept payments between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For a stamped receipt, you must bring both portions of the bill with you. If you wish to pay by credit card, you must call the phone number at the top of your bill (official payments). They do not accept credit cards at the town office. If you have any questions or concerns, call the Bennington Water Department at 802-442-1037.


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