Community Calendar This Week


Monday, June 23

'Eagle's Nest' summer program

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- St. Mary's Academy will offer "The Eagle's Nest" Summer Program.

This will offer weekly themed programs in which students will be challenged to continue to enrich their academic knowledge through hands-on activities, crafts, and play. The programs will group children by age and encourage them to continue growing in their ability to work with one another, assuming responsibilities, and to follow the Catholic faith.

Pre-K to Second Grade (Beagles-"Baby Eagles") -- Continue to provide enrichment in letter and number recognition, hand writing, sight words, fluency in reading, etc. Children will participate in circle time, games, crafts, exercises, nap/rest (Pre-K), story time, and hands-on activities.

Third to Fifth Grade (Eagles) -- Continue to provide enrichment in math (multiplication, division focus), reading fluency, hand writing, science and social studies topics through hands on activities, games, crafts, exercise, and story time. The program will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily and would be offered beginning June 23 and ending Aug. 22.

Registration will be offered on a weekly, daily and hourly scale. Afternoon snacks will be provided and campers will bring their own lunch. The cost for five full days a week will be $120.

Contact Principal, Maureen Daurio at 518-686-4314 or

Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours

BENNINGTON -- 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

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.

Voice of a Vet Veterans Golf Scramble

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- A veterans' golf scramble has been scheduled for the Hoosick Falls Country Club on Monday, June 23, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All veterans are invited to play.

For $30, veterans can play nine holes with a cart and enjoy a barbecue lunch; and for $40, they can play 18 holes with a cart and lunch.

Non-vet cost is $40 for nine and $50 for 18 -- includes cart and lunch. Veterans who are non-golfers and family members can attend for lunch for $15. Teams will consist of four people (or five if there are people who want to play nine each). Vets and family members will have precedence.

Organizers do ask, since Voice of a Vet is a Christian organization, that there be no alcohol on the course during play. Call Gail Smith at 518-686-3269 to make reservation or if you have any questions.

Open house at the Bullock Building

READSBORO -- "The Corner Room" at the Historic Bullock Building will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The Corner Room will host open hours throughout the summer on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many books are available to read on site or to take with you. This is the place to meet and enjoy friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Susan Bailey at 802-423-7050 or Joan O'Donnell at 802-423-5417.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- On Mondays in June the Senior Center hosts 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, June 24

Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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; it will be lots of fun for both of you.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting

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

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- A weekly adult grief support 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.

Codependents Anonymous meets

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

Playgroup for toddlers and parents

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Child Advocacy Center is sponsoring a play and education group for childrn 2 to 5 and their parent/guardian. The activities include: fine motor skill activities, music, story time, social skills activities, snack time, and free play. It meets each Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Schools Out Children's Center at 901 Main St. Call 802-442-5107 for more information.

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- The sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 24 at 6 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.

The group is for those that are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other. No registration is required and it is free. For more information, a brochure or current newsletter, call 802-441-5562 or email or find the group on Facebook.

Families Together caregiver gathering

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service, partners with families to share information and problem solve to make caregiving for a loved one easier.

Families Together meets at BPI on the last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. Bennington Project Independence is located in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building at 614 Harwood Hill. For more information on the services available at Bennington Project Independence, or to schedule a complimentary visit or tour, call 802-442-8136 or Online:

Bennington Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- On Tuesdays in June the Senior Center will be holding RSVP Bone Builders from 8:30 to 9:45 and from 10 to 11:15 a.m., HELP from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Also, this week: Colonie Center at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 25

Sacred Heart Scramble

BENNINGTON -- The 12th Annual Sacred Heart Scramble will be held at the Mount Anthony Country Club. The afternoon will begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start and finish with a buffet dinner, awards and raffle. Golfers of all abilities are welcome to come and support the efforts of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales School.

Fees are $110 per golfer ($90 for MACC members) which include golf, dinner, prizes. If golfing is not your cup of tea, come for dinner for $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under.

If you can't make it that day, sponsor the Longest Drive and/or Closest to the Pin competitions for $250 each or sponsor a tee for $125. You'll be recognized for your contribution. Tournament sponsors are also welcome and help offset the costs.

Direct all questions to Jason Morrissey at 802-442-0377 or Matt Maroney at 802-447-8610.

Thrift shop hours

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 or go to

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.

Local music students recital

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- On Wednesday, June 25 at 4 p.m., the music students of Susan Matsui from the Williamstown and southern Vermont communities will present a recital at Sweetwood of Williamstown, Route 7. The program will include performances by the Horn Club of Williamstown and the string band Fiddle-dee-dee, as well as solos on the piano, French horn, violin, and other instruments. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the recital. For more information, contact Sue Matsui, 413-458-9766.

Bennington Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- On Wednesdays in June, the Senior Center will hold Zumba Gold from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and will hold a movie screening from 1 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, June 26

Pownal Legion bingo

POWNAL -- The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. Snack bar available. Cookie jar and progressive games. Everyone is invited to attend.

Bennington Free Clinic hours

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.

Food shelf hours

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Food Shelf at the North Bennington Baptist Church is open every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kids' Power program at Free Library

BENNINGTON -- On Thursday, June 26, Bennington Free Library invites children and families to Kids' Power: Energy Alternatives for Today's Kids. Join environmentalist and well-known author Michael Caduto for an evening of science, storytelling, music and fun. Program begins at 7 p.m. in the Library's Rotary Room. Call 802-442-9051 for more information.

Chicken and biscuit supper

MIDDLE GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- A family-style chicken and biscuit supper will be held at the Middle Granville Presbyterian Church, Route 22A on June 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. The menu will include chicken and biscuits, real mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, cranberry sauce, cole slaw, homemade pies and beverages. Tickets at the door, takeout available. Adults are $8, children 5 to 12 are $4, children under 4 free. Gift certificates available.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- On Thursdays in June the Bennington Senior Center will host Bone Builders, RSVP from 8:30 to 9:45 and again from 10 to 11:15 a.m., quilting from 1 to 3 p.m. and beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Also this week a trip will be held to see "Fiddler on the Roof" at Mac-Haydn from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday, June 27

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- On Fridays in June the Bennington Senior Center will hold sculpture from 9 to 11 a.m., painting from 9 until noon, and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 28

Bake sale at Dorset Church

DORSET --On Saturday, June 28 Women's Fellowship of the Dorset Church will hold a bake sale at the Dorset Post Office. These ladies and many more will be preparing a variety of homemade delicacies for the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert Women's Fellowship. From 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Dorset Post Office on Route 30. If you have questions, call 802-867-2260.

Valley Artisans Market's "Small Gallery" exhibit

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Drawings, Ink on Paper by Leslie Fuller will be shown from June 27 to July 22 at Valley Artisans Market's Small Gallery, 25 East Main St. with an opening reception on Saturday, June 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. with a gallery talk by the artist.

Bennington Farmers' Market

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Farmers' Market will be held Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Riverwalk Park on Depot Street. Join our region's farmers and producers for the best in fresh, local plants, vegetables, cheeses, meats, eggs, prepared foods, specialty items and crafts. David Banulis and Dave Kelner will provide music for the market. Board members from Bennington County Childcare will be staffing the kids' tent.

The market will run through October every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday, June 29

Jewish Film Series

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Once again, Congregation Beth Israel will have a Jewish Film Series during the summer. Although the films are still to be determined, the theme will be Jewish-French films. Doors open at 11:11 for a brunch of bagels, lox, and coffee, with the film to follow. Films will be shown on Sundays, June 29, Aug. 3, and Aug. 31. All events are free and open to all interested.

Legion bingo

BENNINGTON -- Bingo at American Legion Post 13 is held every Sunday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.

CrossFit Basics class

BENNINGTON -- Bennington CrossFit runs CrossFit Basics every Sunday at both 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. CrossFit Basics is a completely free class, which is open to the public. In this class, they introduce you to the CrossFit methodology in a manner for someone brand new to CrossFit.

The primary focus in this class is for the participants to learn proper form and technique, while finishing each class with a short, high intensity workout. Any aspect of this class can be modified to accommodate all levels of fitness. For more information regarding this class, call 802-681-7350.

Sage City Symphony pops concert

NORTH BENNINGTON -- On June 29 at 4 p.m., Sage City Symphony will present an All-American Summer Pops Concert to benefit the music program at the North Bennington Village School. The concert program includes works by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Aaron Copland, and other American composers. Gerald Lanoue will conduct the Sage City players, who will be joined by members of the Music Company Orchestra based in Saratoga County, N.Y. Donations welcome. The event will be held outside on the grounds of the Village School. See for directions.


Rec. Center Summer Program tickets

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Recreation Center is now accepting registrations for summer camps and swim lessons. Brochures and registration form are available in the lobby or by visiting The center is also selling discounted Great Escape, Six Flags and Bromley Adventure Park tickets. Call for more information and pricing.

Bennington town project list

BENNINGTON -- Water crews will be replacing water services on Safford Street between Main Street and Gage Street on Wednesday and Thursday. Most of this work will require that Safford Street be closed to through traffic between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Signs will be posted for detours. On Friday Water Department crews will be painting and making repairs to fire hydrants. Use caution when approaching workers.

The Highway Department will be painting road safety lines on town highways starting at 4 a.m. this week.Use caution: workers, equipment and wet paint will be in traveled portions of the roads. Traffic must self-direct through painted intersections, so use caution.

Crews will be installing bark mulch around the trees on Main Street starting at 4 a.m. Few traffic restrictions will be necessary; use caution when approaching men at work.

The Highway Department will finish the sidewalk project on Silver Street this week. The road will be closed during work hours. Residents will have access.


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