Community Calendar This Week

Monday July 29, 2013

Monday, July 29

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, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.

Seniors coffee social, talk

ARLINGTON -- The Sandgate Arlington Sunderland Seniors will will meet at 9 am for a coffee social at the Arlington Community House, 3854 Main St. A pharmacist from Price Chopper Pharmacy in Bennington will speak on the importance of being vaccinated against the Shingles virus.

Did you know according to the Centers for Disease Control one in three people will experience Shingles in their lifetime? Most people can think of a family member or close friend that has had a firsthand experience with the painful rash, blisters, and the associated complications.

Shingles tends to develop as a person ages and is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The same virus that causes chickenpox lays dormant in the body and may re-erupt as shingles later in life. Learn more about what you can do to protect yourself. Call Matilda Kinney at 375-1276 if you plan to attend.

Tuesday, July 30

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Wednesday, July 31

Dig Into Reading programs

BENNINGTON -- Dig Into Reading programs at Bennington Free Library will include on July 31, "Deep Down Underground," a storytime for children 3 to 6 and parents/caregivers at 10:30 a.m. in the Rotary Room. Free and open to the public. Call 802-442-9051 for more information.

Also on July 31, the "Buried Treasure Film Series for Kids" will feature a G-rated animated movie at 2:30 p.m. in the Rotary Room. Free and open to the public. Call 802-442-9051 for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 1

Bennington Free Clinic

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p.m. This clinic is for uninsured people 18 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 802-447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Pownal Legion 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. Snack bar will be available.

Musician Jake Geppert at library

MANCHESTER -- Stamp your feet, clap your hands, and dig into music with Manchester’s Own Jake Geppert at the Mark Skinner Library’s family program at 10:30 a.m. Geppert, who appears regularly with the Bondville Boys and at the Perfect Wife, will share his musical talents in a performance for the young and young-at-heart. Free program, open to the public. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information call the library at 362-2607.

Friday, Aug. 2

St. Mary’s Golf Scramble and alumni banquet

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. --St. Mary’s Golf Scramble and Alumni Banquet will be held on alumni weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

The Golf Scramble will take place on Friday at the Hoosick Falls Country Club, and the Alumni Banquet will be held at the school on Saturday.

At the scramble, one can play golf and/or sponsor a hole. Spectators are welcome at the club to cheer on the players and enjoy the atmosphere. Tee-off times are 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The registration fee of $70 includes golf, lunch and Babson’s light-fare supper.

The Alumni Banquet will be held at the school and there will be a catered dinner buffet by Scott Areson. Music for listening

and dancing will follow the festivities. Cocktail hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m., and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each.

Sign up now to reserve your spot. More information and registration forms are available at One can also call Pat Hayes at 518-686 -4314 or send her an e-mail at

Northshire Nonprofit Network meeting

MANCHESTER --The next meeting of the Northshire Nonprofit Network will be held in the Hunter Room at Burr and Burton Academy in Manchester at 8 a.m. Speakers will be Scott McArdle, senior philanthropic advisor, and Jen Peterson, vice president of grants and programs, from the Vermont Community Foundation. They will speak on "Grants and Beyond" -- Vermont Community Foundation’s services and resources for Northshire non-profits.

Northshire non-profit network is a collaborative group of non-profits in Southwest Vermont who meet on a monthly basis to share ideas on specific topics and network together for the mutual benefit of each organization.

Saturday, Aug. 3

18th annual ‘Clam Feed’

POWNAL -- American Legion Pownal Post 90 will hold the 18th annual clam feed at the post on Route 7. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. The menu will includes clams, chowder, chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot sausage and beverages.

Tickets are now on sale at Winchester’s Store on Route 7 Pownal and also at Post 90 or from members. Tickets are $30 per person. There are 100 tickets available. There will be games of chance, 50/50 raffles and other raffles with prizes. No one under 21 years of age. For more information, call 802-823-4626.

Film discussion at library

BENNINGTON -- At 11:30 a.m. there will be a film discussion by Alden Graves and screening of a classic movie at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St. Free admission and snacks. For more information, call 802-442-9051.

Chicken barbecue on Aug. 3

EAST ARLINGTON -- Bring your appetites with you from 1 to 3 p.m. for an old-fashioned chicken barbecue on the lawn across from the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road. This will be Norman’s Attic Saturday, with Route 7A lined with crafts people and vendors selling something for everyone and throughout Arlington, Sandgate and Sunderland there will a map full of tag sales to explore.

The chicken barbecue menu includes barbecued chicken cooked outdoors, cole slaw, corn on the cob, rolls, cookies and beverages. The price is $10 per person in advance with tickets available at the church office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The price on the day of the event is $12 per person. Take out meals will be available. Contact the church at 375-2548 or for additional information.

Norman’s Attic in Arlington

ARLINGTON --St. James’ Episcopal Church again presents the community-wide festival of Norman’s Attic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors from all over New England will line Main Street (Route 7A) and the Village Green with a wide variety of items, gifts, crafts and collectibles. There will be woven items, pottery, art, jewelry, china, linens, antiques, dried flowers, home-made jams, knitwear, and much more. There will also be many kinds of food available.

Third annual Manchester Triathlon

MANCHESTER -- Swim, bike, and run through the dog days of summer at 9 a.m. for the third annual novice triathlon at Manchester Parks and Recreation. The triathlon includes a 200-yard swim (8 laps in the pool), a 5-mile bike ride (Wendy’s Way loop), and a 2-mile run (two laps around the park). Register before August 3rd and pay $20, day of registration is $25. Register early and receive a free T-shirt. For more information or to sign up for the novice triathlon, call 802-362-1439 or stop by the park house. All ages welcome, no triathlon experience necessary.

Sunday, Aug. 4

Legion bingo

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13 hosts bingo on Sunday. Coors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.

Bingo in Pownal

POWNAL -- Bingo hosted by the Pownal Valley Seniors will be held at 1 p.m. at the Pownal Center firehouse.

The Georgi Museum

SHUSHAN, NY -- The Georgi Museum will be open for tours from 1 to 3 p.m. The Agricultural Stewardship Association will host a Shushan bike tour that day and it will begin and end at the Georgi Museum and Park.

The museum will be open at the end of that tour for riders and the general public, so the members of the public can see the museum and its current exhibit, "Shushan Notables," and to learn more about the Agricultural Stewardship Association.

The Georgi Museum and Park Center is located on Adams Lane in Shushan. For more information, visit or call 518-854-3773.


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