Morning Briefing -- Friday


Friday, June 6

Bird walk in Pownal

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Join Leslie Reed-Evans at 7:45 to learn more about the birds and preserved lands of Williamstown. Each walk will take place on a preserved property and will also feature wildflower identification and general ecology. Walks are free and open to the public, and are appropriate for all skill levels including children.

Heavy rain cancels. This Friday, meet at Mountain Meadow, Pownal entrance (From the intersection of Routes 2 and 7 in Williamstown, follow R7 N 1.7 miles, turn right onto Sand Spring Road, then bear right onto Bridges Road.

Follow for .3 miles, turn left onto White Oaks Road, and follow for 1.1 miles. when road becomes dirt. Continue for .4 miles, bear left at fork onto Benedict Road, and continue to entrance and parking on left.

Contra dancing

BENNINGTON -- Come to contra dancing at the One World Conservation Center, 1.2 miles south of the intersection of Route 7 and Route 9. Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All dances will be taught by caller Fern Bradley, and beginners are welcome. Music will be by the band Tenpenny Bit. Come with or without a partner. Admission is $10; $5 for under 12.

Texas Hold'em tournament

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Come to the Texas Hold'Em Tournament at The HAYC3 Armory on June 6. Doors open at 6 p.m. and play starts at 6:30 p.m. The buy-in is $35 with an option for a $10 add on, plus a $5 high hand pot. Newcomers and experienced players are all welcome. The Armory is at 80 Church St. on the corner of Elm Street. For more information, call 518-686-9050 or email

Rummage sale

at UU Fellowship

BENNINGTON -- The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship holds its annual rummagesale this Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 108 School St.


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