Morning Briefing

Monday January 28, 2013

Monday, Jan. 28

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.

The congregation is located at 225 North St. (Between Spice N Nice and Subway.) For questions or more information call 802-442-9645. 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.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities for today will include oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; walking aerobics from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; bridge/cards from 1 to 4 p.m.; and belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities for will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; the Help Weight Group weigh in will be held from 4:30 to 4:55 p.m. Meeting starts at 5 p.m., sharp. There will be a trip to the New York State Military Museum and the Golden Corral from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include the Movie from 1 to 3 p.m. "Shakespeare In Love," winner of seven Academy Awards. Zumba Gold will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Bingo at Pownal Legion

POWNAL -- Pownal American Legion Post No. 90 offers bingo every Thursday evening. Doors and concession open at 5 p.m. There will be 30 games, including three progressive jackpots, door prizes, raffles, and family fun.

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 other wise fall through the cracks of our fractured health care system. It is located in the First Baptist

Church at 601 Main St. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; and beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting

MANCHESTER CENTER -- Local Emergency Planning Committee No. 7 (LEPC 7) will hold its next meeting from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manchester

Public Safety Facility, 6041 Main St. The committee will elect officers for the coming year. Contact Michael S. Batcher at 802-442-0713, ext. 2, or with any questions.

Friday, Feb. 1

Free community supper

ARLINGTON -- St. James' Episcopal Church willl hold a free community supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the undercroft of the church on Route 7A at the intersection with Route 313 west.

For more information, call 802 375-9952 or email

Community contra dance

BENNINGTON -- From 7:30 to10:30 p.m., Bennington Contradance will presents its "first Friday" intergenerational community dance at the One World Conservation Center (former Howard Johnson's) just south of downtown Bennington on Route 7.

Live music will be by the folk group Calamity Physics. The dance begins at 7:30. Everyone is welcome, all dances are taught, and no partner or experience is necessary. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for under 12. For more information, email or call 802-447-2173.

At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include

Ceramics from 9 to 11 a.m.; oil painting from 9 a.m. to noon; and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m.

Snowmobile Club annual event

POULTNEY -- The Model T Ford Snowmobile Club of America will hold its annual winter event from Friday through Sunday, in conjunction with the Poultney Snowmobile Club's Winter Carnival. The location will be at the fields owned by Chesnut Family on York Street Extension. Admission is free.

Owners of approximately 30 Model T Snowmobiles will be giving rides throughout the weekend. Event Info can be found at

Saturday, Feb. 2

Annual spaghetti and pasta dinner

BENNINGTON -- The annual spaghetti and pasta dinner at Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall will begin at 5 p.m.

There will be several pastas, including spaghetti and meatballs, with two types of sauces-both meat and meatless, a huge salad bar with several dressings, fresh Italian bread, desserts and beverages.

Take out will be available. The cost will be adults, $10; children, $5; and a family of two adults and two children, $25.

Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall is handicap accessible, has plenty of parking, and is located at 236 Main St. For more information, contact the parish office at 802-442-3141.

'Miss Page Turner' visits library

MANCHESTER -- Miss Page Turner will visit the Mark Skinner Library at 10:30 a.m. Join her for a family Valentine's story and craft program to be held upstairs in the Children's Room. This program is free and open to the public.

Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information, visit or call 362-2607. The Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Bingo in Pownal

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

HAYC3 scrapbooking workshop

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- A scrapbooking workshop, sponsored by HAYC3, will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Armory. Pre-registration required. Full or half-day schedules available. For more information, contact HAYC3 at 518-686-9050 or

Dorset Farmers' Market

DORSET -- The Dorset Farmers Market will be held inside of J.K. Adams Kitchen Store, on Route 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact

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