Community Calendar This Week

Monday July 22, 2013

Monday, July 22

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.

MAU yearbook news

BENNINGTON -- The 2013 MAU yearbook spring supplements are now available. If you purchased a 2013 Capture the Moment yearbook, you can pick up your supplement at the Mount Anthony Union High School auditorium on Monday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 24, between the hours of 8 a. m. and 3

p. m. at no extra charge. Enter the school through the cafeteria side door.

Also July 22 through July 25, school IDs and senior portraits will be taken in the MAU auditorium for the class of 2014 at no charge. All members of the class received your appointment times at the end of the school year and received a reminder in the mail. Call Judi Estes at 802-442-6898 if you have any questions.

Tuesday, July 23

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Spouse bereavement group

BENNINGTON -- The Sudden Unexpected Death of a Spouse bereavement support group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library 101 Silver St.

No registration required and it’s free. For additional information about the group or this meeting, call 802-440-8100 or email or find the group on Facebook.

Wednesday, July 24

Bingo in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- The Arlington Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the Arlington Fire Department on Old Mill Road. The rest of the bingo schedule will happen on Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.

Storytime for young kids

BENNINGTON -- "Deep Down Underground," a storytime for kids 3 to 6 and their parents/caregivers will be held at the Bennington Free Library at 10:30 a.m. in the Rotary Room. Event is free and open to the public. Call 802-442-9051 for more information. This is part of the Dig Into Reading Programs at the library.

Community benefit

for Luke Hoag

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- "Under the Stars," a community celebration to benefit the Luke Hoag Fund, is a family friendly night out for kids of all ages at the Wood Memorial Park.

Bring blankets and chars and enjoy the weekly band concert in the park starting at 7:30 p.m. During the concert enjoy the bounce house, face painting and join other community members in designing a panel to celebrate Hoag, using the "Under the Stars" theme. Once completed the panels will be on display throughout the community for everyone to enjoy. Following the performance by the Hoosick Falls Community Band, all are invited to stay out and enjoy "Peter Pan." Should inclement weather be forecast or occur, the show will be moved to the HAYC3 Armory located at 80 Church St.

Luke Hoag is a first grade student who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The Luke Hoag Fund was established to support Luke and his family. All proceeds for this event will be sent to the Luke Hoag Fund at Trustco Bank.

Artists and craftspeople wanted

ROTTERDAM JUNCTION, N.Y. -- There is still space left for artists and craftspeople for the tenth annual Mabee Farm Arts & Crafts Festival to be held Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and an application, call 518-887-5073 or email The Mabee Farm Historic site is located at 1080 Main St., Route 5S.

Thursday, July 25

Pownal bingo

POWNAL -- The 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 is available.

Emergency Planning Committee meeting

EAST ARLINGTON -- Local Emergency Planning Committee 7 will hold its July meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Arlington Fire Department, 184 Old Mill Road. Contact Allison Langsdale at 802-442-0713, ext. 7, or if you have any questions.

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.

Public piano concert

BENNINGTON -- Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp will hold a free-to-the-public piano concert at the Bennington Center for the Arts (Route 9, 44 Gypsy Lane) at 6 p.m. Pieces will be performed by students, ages 7 to 16, followed by a reception. For more information, contact 802-442-9197.

Meet Vermont raptors

BENNINGTON --The Bennington Free Library invites the public to meet Vermont Raptors from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum at 2 p.m. in the Rotary Room. This event is free and open to the public. Call 802-442-9051 for more information.

Native American event -- ‘Waubeeka!’

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- As part of the Thursday Downstreet Art event, " Waubeeka!" -- a free evening of Native American culture, storytelling, music and tipi painting, fun for the whole family -- will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 107 Main St. It will feature Jerry "Thundercloud" McDonald, who will share his Mohawk culture, history, song and dance. McDonald is a traditional performing artist of the Mohawk Nation and Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy. For more information, call Healing Winds at 413-443-2481 or email

Saturday, July 27

‘Buried Treasure Film Series for Kids’ at library

BENNINGTON -- As part of the Buried Treasure Film Series for Kids at the Bennington Free Library, there will be Vermont Public Television screenings of "Wild Krats, Lost at Sea," at 2 p.m.and "Sid the Science Kid," at 3 p.m. The program will be held in the Rotary Room. Free and open to the public. Call 802-442-9051 for more information.

Chicken barbecue at church

PITTSTOWN. N.Y. -- A chicken barbecue will be held at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall on Saturday, July 27, from 4 through 6 p.m. Eat in or take-out. The cost: adult $10; children 5 to 10, $5; under 5, free. For advance tickets, call 518-663-5145.

’Dig Into Reading’ at Mark Skinner Library

MANCHESTER -- The Mark Skinner Library theme "Dig Into Reading" will feature a raffle of 20 crates and baskets just for kids, filled with all kinds of books, games, stuffed animals, toys, and more. Crates and baskets will be on display in the library beginning on July 27, the date of the first Summer Reading Program event featuring Rockin’ Ron, the Friendly Pirate. Registration for "Dig Into Reading" is ongoing. The first 25 children who register will each receive 1 free raffle ticket. All registrees will receive a Reading Time Log and will earn one free raffle ticket for every two hours they read. Baskets and crates will be on display through mid August. Events are continuing throughout the summer.

20th annual Pownal Valley Fair

POWNAL -- The 20th annual Association Community Fair will be held from 10 a.m. untill 10 p.m. on Route 346 just off Route 7, behind the post office and firehouse. There will be games, prizes, food and more kids games and activities, tractor pulls, a pig roast, entertainment by live bands, crafters and vendors, 50/50, bingo, an exhibit hall, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, call Nell Winchester at 802-823-5258.

Jamaica Old Home Day

JAMAICA -- It takes place July 27, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending around 10 p.m. - Vermont’s Street Party! Saturday, July 27, beginning at 11 a.m. Come join us! There’ll be a parade with floats and bands, events, races, prizes, food, music & dancing, games for kids, magic show, a free exhibition of quilts for kids and arts & crafts. Also, there’ll be a quality flea market, traditional Abenaki singing, Vermont history & culture, vendors, exhibitions by the Green Mountain Woodcarvers, entertainers, a chili cook-off and our special chicken barbecue! Then, if you’re not too tired, at 7 p.m.come join us for a square dance with Vermont’s famous Bills Band! It’s a wonderful day of family fun.

Contact Gene Morrison at 802-380-4508 if you want to be in the parade, or for any other information.

Sunday, July 28

Bingo at Bennington Legion

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13 will host bingo with new hours. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.

Backyard barbecue and volleyball tournament

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Child Advocacy Center will hold the first annual Backyard Barbecue and Volleyball Tournament from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Willow Park.

The goal is to get together with friends and family, have fun, and support services for the kids of Bennington County.

Begin registering for the volleyball tournament today. Teams of 5 to 6 members will compete in a bracket-style tournament. Team fee is $50. Registration closes July 18. Teams can register by visiting or the BCACC Facebook page. You may also call the Advocacy Center at 802-442-5107 to sign up.

Other events will include a barbecue sponsored by Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, live music, and activities for kids.


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