Community Calendar

Monday August 19, 2013

Monday, Aug. 19

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. 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, 447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.

Free child passenger safety check

TROY, N.Y. -- Rensselaer County Law Enforcement Association in conjunction with the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office will hold a free child passenger safety check.

A certified child passenger technician will check, install and/or inspect your car seats to make sure they are properly installed, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Center Brunswick Fire Station, 1045 Hoosick Road. Appointment contact, Eric Dahl at 518-266-1970 or Walk-ins also are welcome.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

DAR honors patriots

OLD BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at the Bennington Center Cemetery at noon to honor the patriots who died at the Battle of Bennington. Following the laying of the wreath, members will gather at 12:15 p.m. in the Bennington Museum for a business meeting and program. Bring a sandwich; dessert and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Janet Wilson at 802-375-9020.

Hoosick Democratic Committee meeting

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Democratic Committee will hold a public meeting for all interested persons at 7 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Armory. The committee is working to elect Mark Surdam, Dave Sutton, and Mike Hickey to the Hoosick Town Board and Bill Shiland III as highway superintendent in the November election. (The candidates are all also running on the Hoosick First! line.) Attendees at the meeting will visit with some of the candidates, and help organize events and activities planned for the months remaining before the election.

Multiple Myeloma Networking Group

BENNINGTON -- The Multiple Myeloma Networking Group -- Southwestern Vermont Region (including the northern Berkshires and eastern New York) will hold its third support group meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Interested patients, caregivers, family members and friends are encouraged to attend.

To reply, or get more information, contact Jan Martin Bopp, group leader, at 802-681-7074 or The Networking Group is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).

Deadline for Budget Committee letters

CARMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School Board is developing a budget committee and is seeking members. This committee is charged with developing recommendations and providing input and feedback for consideration to the superintendent and board of education at an advisory level with final approval from the school board. An Aug. 20 deadline has been set for individuals interested in serving on this committee to submit a letter of interest to Dr. Kerri Brown, CCS School Board president.

The committee will represent a cross-section of the community, including parents, community members at-large, faculty, staff, administrators, and board of education members.

If you are interested in serving on the committee, submit a letter of interest to: Dr. Kerri Brown, School Board President Cambridge Central School District, 58 South Park Street, Cambridge, NY 12816 or email:

Individual letters should include background information,relevant interests, and strengths you would bring to the work of this committee. The BOE will review this information and notify all interested parties of the board’s decision.

Note this committee will meet in the evening hours and will meet on a monthly basis. The monthly meeting dates will be established with the committee at the first meeting.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

MHS annual picnic date set for August 21

MANCHESTER -- This year the annual picnic of the Manchester Historical Society will be held at the Casablanca Motel located at the north end of Manchester Center. The picnic starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to all, provided that one brings a dish to share for the potluck meal. Following the food and socializing, the program will begin. The history of tourism in Manchester will be reviewed, culminating in a tour of the cabins on the grounds. Early tourists stayed in homes in the village, often for an entire summer.

The families who rented their houses would vacate their homes and stay with relatives for the duration. Hills Auto Camp is an example of an early cabin offering. Hotels, inns, lodges, and motels have been offered to tourists who come to Manchester for our events, shopping and scenery.

For more information, contact Sally at 362-2523 or visit


on ‘Anna Karenina’

MANCHESTER -- Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning bring Professor Julie Cassiday of Williams College to the Northshire for her lecture, "’Anna Karenina’ Contains All Knowledge," from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Widely hailed as the greatest novel ever written, Leo Tolstoy’s "Anna Karenina" represents the height of literary realism and the culmination of the nineteenth-century novels of adultery. In early drafts, Tolstoy tried to condemn Anna’s decision to break her marriage vows in black and white terms. Yet the final version of Anna Karenina contains a fictional world so vast and so complex that it defies any attempt to occupy a single moral position. This lecture will examine Tolstoy’s masterwork, paying special attention to its historical context. Those interested in reading "Anna Karenina" ahead of time should use the translation by Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear, available from Penguin Books in paperback, hardcover, or ebook.

Tickets for this event are $20 and may be purchased online at or by calling Gloria Palmer at 802-366-1820.

Thursday, Aug. 22

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 the health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Church to hold chicken and biscuit supper

GRANVILLE -- A family-style chicken and biscuit supper will be held at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church, Route 22A, from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, homemade pies and beverages. Tickets at the door. Takeouts available. Adults $8, children 5-12, $4, children under 4, free. Gift certificates are available.

Pownal bingo

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.

5-hour prelicensing class

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will sponsor the prelicensing course at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (Hoosick Falls Health Center), on Danforth Street, beginning at 3:30 p.m. promptly.

This program requires a pre-registration fee of $40 payable to NENY Safety and a valid New York driver’s permit. Successful completion of this class, which includes passing a test, provides the student with the necessary paperwork (MV-278) to take the New York driver’s test and is valid for one year. You must pre-register at 518-686-4854.

Saturday, Aug. 24

Artists and craftspeople wanted

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION, N.Y. -- There is still space left for artists and craftspeople for the 10th annual Mabee Farm Arts and Crafts Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and an application call 518-887-5073 or email:

Sunday, Aug. 25

Legion hosts bingo

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13 Bingo new hours. Sunday, doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 admitted.

Annual political picnic in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- Politics and food will be featured at the annual Bennington County Democratic picnic at the scenic Arlington Recreation Center from 2 to 5 p. m.

State and local political figures will report on legislative and public issues. Hamburgers, hotdogs, salads, desserts, and beverages will be available. All are invited. A suggested $10 donation will be requested from each participant.

Open house, program

SHAFTSBURY --The Shaftsbury Historical Society will present an open house at the "Governor Galushas Homestead" from 2 to 4 p.m.

During this time Seth Bongartz will give a talk on Abraham Lincoln. The open house culminates with a chicken barbecue at 4 p.m. This includes a half chicken, two sides, water and ice cream for $12. This is a limited seating barbecue with 120 tickets for sale. Tickets can be purchased at the Chocolate Barn or by contacting Mitch at 802-375-2776.


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions