Morning Briefing -- Friday


Friday, March 28

All-ages storyteller program

GRAFTON, N. Y. -- Storyteller Gil Payette will present "Hidden Animals -- Native American Myths, Legends & Monsters" at 6 p. m. Grafton-based storyteller Gil Payette will share his knowledge and love of Native American folklore and mythology with a keynote presentation.

Public concert at Bennington College

BENNINGTON -- Composer Bjorn Bolstad Skjelbred will fly in from Oslo, Norway to give a 4 p.m. performance at Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College. Free and open to the public.

Choral concert by Ecumenical Choir

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- "The Sound of Hope" is a spring choral concert featuring the music of Randall Thompson, Aaron Copland, Jean Ritchie and others presented by the North County Ecumenical Choir. Audience participation is encouraged during the hymn singing. The concert will be held at 7 p. m. , hosted at the First Congregational Church, located on Main Street. Contact Jill Wheat at for additional information.

Free community dinner

ARLINGTON -- St. James' Episcopal Church is pleased will hold the next in a series of Free Community Dinners.

Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7 p. m. in the undercroft of the church, which is located on Route 7A at the intersection with Route 313 west. The Rev. Scott Neal, rector, and the parishioners of St. James invite everyone to attend. The menu will include home-made stroganoff, salad, bread, dessert, coffee, tea and water.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- The Senior Center will hold ceramics from 9 a.m. to noon, painting from 9 a.m. to noon, and bingo from 1 to 3 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner benefit

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- A spaghetti dinner to benefit coach Alan Marceau and his family will be held. There will be a 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction, and other fun activities as well.

The benefit is from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Eagles Hall, Curran Highway. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children. Following the event The Old Man Band will be playing at 8 p.m. for a $5 cover charge. For more information or to make a donation, contact Mike Crews at 413-652-2095.


Kids to sing at Devils' games

It was previously reported that the Shaftsbury Elementary School band and chorus will be performing the national anthem and "God Bless America" at the Albany Devils game this Saturday. In addition, the Monument Elementary Chorus will be singing "God Bless America" at the Sunday game. Logistics for both games were set up by the students of Career Development Center teacher Billy Obenauer as part of a program with the Devils that benefits the students' scholarship fund. The Saturday game will be at 5 p.m. and the Sunday game will be a 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 1-518-4DEVILS. Fans wishing to see the students perform are encouraged to let the box office staff know, so they can be seated in an optimal location.


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