Morning Briefing


Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose

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

Arlington bingo

ARLINGTON -- The Arlington American Legion Post #69 is hosting bingo. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7. Any questions, call 802-375-6157.

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. 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 meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- Weekly adult grief support for those who have lost a loved one, 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.

Support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous meeting at Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., Tuesdays from 6 - 7 p.m.

Playgroup for toddlers and parents

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Child Advocacy Center is sponsoring a play and education group for 2 to 5 year olds and their parent/guardian. The activities include: Fine motor skill activities, music, story time, social skills activities, snack time, and free play. We meet each Tuesday morning 9:30-11 a.m. at the Schools Out Children's Center at 901 Main St.

Call 802-442-5107 for more information.

Summer Reading program at Mark Skinner Library

MANCHESTER -- On Tuesday, June 17, come to the Mark Skinner Library to register for our Summer Reading Program. This program is open to young people, toddlers through teens. The first 25 kids to sign up will each receive one free raffle ticket good for use with the great baskets that will be on display in the library. Participants will receive one free raffle ticket for every two hours of reading and/or being read to. Baskets will be raffled off in August.

Our programs feature science in many different forms, and they include: July 17 at 10:30 a.m.: Drumming with Saragail Benjamin -- pre-registration required. Attendance limited. Call the library to register at 802-362-2607. July 23 at 6:30 p.m.: Fun Science Fair with Nano Sand, Lava Lamps and much more. Pre-registration required. July 24 at 10:30: African Photo Safari with Ted Schiffman. July 31 at 10:30: Rainbow Loom Maker Day -- pre-registration required. Attendance limited. Call the library to register at 802-362-2607. August 7 at 10:30 a.m.: Meet live owls and raptors with Mike from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum.

End of life care presentation

MANCHESTER -- "Start the Conversation" is a public education initiative sponsored by Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice in an effort to motivate people to talk about Advance Care Planning as well as complete documentation to support their choices. It encourages identifying your health care choices, talking about decisions with loved ones and doctors, and putting your plans in writing to be ready if needed.

RAVNAH is hosting a Start the Conversation presentation on Tuesday, June 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St. The event is being presented by Southwestern Vermont Health Care Hospice Medical Director Dr. Allen Hutcheson and Elizabeth Fredland, LICSW. This workshop is free and open to the public. To register, contact Mary Pleasant at 802-442-5502 or

DAR meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at St. Peter's Church at noon. The program begins with a potluck luncheon followed by a business meeting and a presentation on "Flags" by Donna Maroney. For more information, contact Janet Wilson at 802-375-9020.

Arlington Garden Club

EAST ARLINGTON -- Arlington Garden Club will meet on June 17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Legion Hall. A "Meet and Greet" time will be followed at 1 p.m. by the business meeting. At 2 p.m. the program will be a "Flower Design Workshop" conducted by Leslie Olcott who will help us to prepare for our Standard Flower Show on July 19 at the Grist Mill in East Arlington's quaint Candlemill Village. Stay tuned for more information in July. Arlington Garden Club welcomes new members. Call Nancy Hadley at 802-375-1354 and visit

Myeloma Support Network meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Myeloma Support Network (including the Berkshires and eastern New York) will hold a support group meeting on June 17, 6-8 p.m., in the Community Resource Room at the SVMC Regional Cancer Center, 140 Hospital Drive. Interested patients, caregivers, family and friends are encouraged to join us. Remember, knowledge is power, so learn and share as much as possible about myeloma. To either reply or get more information, please contact Jan Martin Bopp, Group Leader, at or 802-681-7074. Our Support Network is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).

Bennington Senior Center activities

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


Seeds of Harmony concert series

LANESBORO, Mass. -- The Bradley Farm in Lanesboro is excited to announce the Seeds of Harmony Concert Series at the Coop on Bradley Farm, 545 North Main St. (On Route 7, directly across from entrance to Mt. Greylock.) Coop opens at 4 p.m. -- concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. In case of rain, concerts will be held next door at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

Summer Performance Schedule:

Seth Glier, Saturday, July 12, $20

Jaime Kent, Saturday, July 19, $20

Patty Larkin, Saturday, July 26, $25,

Caravan of Thieves, Saturday, Aug. 2, $20

Emily Hearn, Saturday, Aug. 16, $20.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Bradley Farm, online or by calling 413-499-2723. Tickets are also available at


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