Morning Briefing


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 to 3:30 p.m.

Kids’ Power program at BFL

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 5-7 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 5-12 are $4, children under 4 free. Gift certificates available.

Senior Center activities

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

Summer Sonatina piano camp concerts

BENNINGTON -- Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp will hold free public piano concerts at the Bennington Center for the Arts (Route 9, 44 Gypsy Lane) at 6 p.m. on Thursdays June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24.

Solo piano pieces and chorus are performed by students, ages 7-16, from all over the world. A reception will follow the immediately after the concert.

For more information, contact 802-442-9197 or visit


Fitness camp

BENNINGTON -- Off the Wall is hosting a fitness camp for climbing third, fourth, and fifth graders. This half-day, morning camp runs weekdays beginning July 7 and is taught by Ian Meunier, a high-school math teacher and fitness advocate. It is designed to improve gross motor skills, self-confidence, and physical fitness. Space is limited. For information on the camp, contact Off the Wall at 802-447-0217 or

Seven Solo Exhibitions at SVAC through July 20

MANCHESTER -- In Seven Solo Exhibitions, some 200 pieces of fine art, with subjects, styles and media ranging from realistic farmyard animals to atmospheric still lifes, bronze sculpture, abstract realism, watercolors and dramatic color photographs of the Vermont landscape, are on display in SVAC’s Yester House Gallery through July 20. Admission is free.

Elaine Witten presents a mixed media show of sculpture, painting, and drawing. An award-winning bronze sculptor, Witten is known for classic form, creative use of negative space, and illusion of movement.

In Cynthia Rosen’s work, abstraction meets realism, giving a new face to the classic landscape. Her energetic, layered brushstrokes and vivid color choices create dynamic scenes with a twist.

Bonnie Rapaport rekindles the dramatic chiaroscuro style of classic European still life, using dark shadows and theatrical lighting to compliment her vases, flowers, and fruits.

Using crisp, smooth brushstrokes, Leslie Peck creates realistic, bold portraits of animals and still lifes, bringing out the subtle beauty and simplicity of their nature with strong contrasts and dignified ambiance.

Leslie Parke explores the line between the abstract and the representational in her exhibit entitled "Everything is Real." At first glance, her paintings appear to be abstract, yet each portrays a tangible subject, bringing into question our perception of reality.

Award-winning watercolor artist Barbara Pafume draws inspiration from the magic and mystery of the natural world. Through deep color and strong contrast, Pafume aims to transform everyday scenes into memorable moments of beauty, drama, and passion.

Alan Nyiri’s expansive photographs of the Vermont landscape offer a look at our surroundings through an enchanted lens. Mountains, valleys, forests, and streams come alive in striking light, dramatic color, and decisive composition.

The Southern Vermont Arts Center is located on West Road in Mancheste. It features a museum, performing arts pavilion, education center, sculpture garden, hiking trails and the largest permanent art gallery in Vermont.

For more information, visit or call 802-362-1405.


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