Community Calendar This Week

Monday March 25, 2013

Monday, March 25

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, at 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.

Dinner for those in need

BENNINGTON -- Congregation Beth El sponsors a community dinner for those in need on the last Monday of every month at 5 p.m. This month the dinner will be held at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside St. For more information or questions, call 802-442-9645.

Tuesday, March 26

Spouse bereavement support 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 is required and it’s free. For additional information about the group or this meeting, call 802-440-8100, email, or find the group on facebook.

Families Together caregiver gathering

BENNINGTON -- Are you caring for a loved one? Bennington Project Independence (BPI) 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. BPI 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, contact them at 802-442-8136 or

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Forum to discuss potential Pre-K in Woodford

WOODFORD -- Parents, interested community members, public school staff and early care and education providers are invited to a forum.

The Woodford School District Board of Directors recently voted to explore the possibility of providing public pre-k for all children 3 and 4, possibly beginning this fall.

The Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union on behalf of the Woodford School District is in the process of conducting a comprehensive community needs assessment that will assist the board in making the final decision. All are invited to attend the community forum from 6 to 7:30, at the Woodford Hollow School, 955 Route 9.

Contact Karen Burnell with questions at 802-447-8419 or

Wednesday, March 27

Expert panel of local service providers and job creators

BENNINGTON -- Campaign for Vermont (CFV) founder Bruce Lisman will host a 90-minute public forum about building a stronger economy where everyone is secure and can prosper. It will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Bennington Firehouse building at the corner of Lincoln and River streets.

Panel members will include Joseph Krawczyk Jr., chairman of the Bennington Selectboard; Paul Carroccio, engineer and owner of TPW Management in Bondville; and Maryann St. John, Bennington County supervisor for community services with BROC - Community Action in Southwestern Vermont.

The forums will highlight the effectiveness of current policy, as well as the need to support local organizations working to meet the increasing needs of the most vulnerable, Lisman said.

"My ultimate goal for these forums is to lead a discussion about advancing non-partisan policies that will help us fight poverty and build an economy where no one is left behind and everyone can prosper," Lisman added.

The free 90-minute forum will include short presentations by panelists describing their work, the challenges they face and suggestions for moving forward, followed by open public discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, March 28

5-hour prelicensing class

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Northeast New York Safety and Health Council will sponsor the pre-licensing course at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (Hoosick Falls Health Center), 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.

Proper swine nutrition seminar

NORTH BENNINGTON -- "Getting The Most For Your Money -- Swine," a workshop on nutrition from piglet through finishing will be held at Whitman’s Feed Store from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Mackenzie Fitzpatrick, of Blue Seal Feeds/Kent Nutrition Group, and Greg Stratton, of Stratton Custom meats and smokehouse will present seminar. Seminars will be held at Whitman’s Feed Store, North Bennington. RSVP to 802-442-2851 or

Friday, March 29

Friends of Milne Library book donations sought

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Friends of Milne Public Library is accepting new or gently used book donations through March 29 for its annual book sale, to be held April 19 and 20.

Items in bags or boxes may be brought during regular hours to the library at 1095 Main St. Proceeds from the book sale, silent auction, cafe and bake sale help support library needs and programs. For more information, or to volunteer, call 413-458-4639 or email

Saturday, March 30

Easter Egg Hunt at the Federated Church

EAST ARLINGTON -- The Youth Group from the Federated Church, located on Ice Pond Road., is inviting all children between the ages of one and ten to participate in its annual old-fashioned Easter egg hunt from 9 to 9:30 a.m. The egg hunt will begin at 9 a.m. sharp. (Don’t forget to bring your own containers.) There will be prizes, surprises and photos with the Easter Bunny in Bailey Hall after the hunt.

Easter flower sale set

ARLINGTON -- The Red Mountain Lodge annual Easter flower sale will be held from 9 a.m. until the flowers are gone. It will be held at The Berkshire Bank. Call 375-6432 with any questions.

Friends of the NRA banquest and auction

BENNINGTON -- The Green Mountain Friends of the NRA will hold its annual benefit banquet and auction at 5:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Mount Anthony Country Club.

There will be a sit down dinner with a choice of beef or chicken. The cost is $40 per ticket. Tickets are available at One Hour Martinizing, Bennington, 442-8085 or David Dence at 802-379-4272 and at the banquet. There is a raffle for the 2013 Gun of the Year: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 Europsort .270 -- only 1200 sets made in the U.S.


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