Morning Briefing

Saturday January 26, 2013


Saturday, Jan. 26

Library shows animated movie

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Library will show a recent animated movie (rated PG) at 2 p.m. in the Rotary Room of the library, which is located at 101 Silver St. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free and open to the public. The library is wheelchair accessible. For specific movie information, call the library at 802-442-9051. Masonic Lodge bingo

BENNINGTON -- The Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., hosts bingo every Saturday at 6:30 p.m., except major holidays. Doors open at 5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available.

North Bennington Winter Festival 2013

NORTH BENNINGTON -- North Bennington Winter Festival 2013 will feature numerous winter fun events. The day starts off with the Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics at the Lake Paran Boat Launch. Check-in begins at 9 a.m.; costume contest at 10:30 a.m.; plunge at 11 am.

Then from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the After Plunge Party will be held at the Vermont Arts Exchange. There will be the opportunity to taste more than 20 different chilies, a cash bar, and live music and ice cream sandwiches. Penguin Plunge awards take place at 12:30 p.m. There will be chair massages, and art activities as well.

The ice carving competition at the North Bennington Train Station starts on Friday, with the bulk of the sculpting happening on Saturday. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. Other events will be the Indoor Winter Carnival at the North Bennington Graded School and a special program at the McCullough Library.

There will be Wagon Rides from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to take people around the village to all the event venues. The day concludes with the annual Pet Fashion Show, which starts at Whitman’s Feed Store at 4 p.m.

First ‘Glance of Romance’ sale starts

ARLINGTON -- The Martha Canfield Library will hold its first ever "Glance at Romance" sale today through Thursday, Feb. 14, or until supplies last. Decorative bags filled with romance novels, all only $3 per bag, are placed throughout the library.

Each bag was specially decorated by Martha Canfield Library patrons and volunteers. Stop by the library anytime through Feb. 14 to view the bags and learn more about the other services and programs available at the library. Stop by early as supplies are limited.

Additional information is available at The Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road, or call 802-375-6153.

Gun show and sale

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A gun show and sale will be held today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. More than 400 exhibits and displays will be provided by collectors and dealers from all over the northeastern United States and Canada.

Admission: $6 per day, Children under 12, with parents, free; $5 per day for senior citizens. For additional information, contact Sandy Ackerman Klinger at 607-748-1010.

’Walking in Miracles’ conference

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- "Walking in Miracles," a one-day conference and workshop at St. Luke’s Church, will feature the Rev. Susan Baker-Borjeson of Jubilate Deo Ministries. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cost $20. Bring a bag lunch. (Refreshments will be provided)

Baker-Borjeson, the featured speaker, will guide participants in aligning themselves with the Holy Spirit so they may walk in the miraculous. Jubilate Deo Ministries is a ministry of encouragement and healing for pastors, ministers, and church leaders, especially in small, struggling congregations or chaplaincies.

To register, call 518-677-2632 and leave a message on how many will be attending. All are welcome.

Sunday, Jan. 27

American Legion Post 13 hosts bingo

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, hosts bingo. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 3 p.m. every Sunday. No one under 14 will be admitted.

Community ice skating party

ARLINGTON -- The members of Red Mountain Masonic Lodge will hold their annual community ice skating party from noon to 4 p.m. at the Arlington Ice Skating Rink on Route 313. (Weather permitting). The public is invited and the lodge will provide hot dogs and hot chocolate, free of charge.

As the rink has no comfort facilities, parents are reminded not to leave small chilften without a responsible adult. In case of questionable weather conditions you may call (802) 375-6782 or (802) 375-6432 to see if the party is still on.

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