Morning Briefing -- Friday

Friday May 10, 2013

Friday, May 10

’Swing into Spring’ for BPI

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Project Independence, adult day service, and our tournament sponsor The Bank of Bennington invite the public to "Swing into Spring" at the Mount Anthony Country Club for the second annual BPI Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit BPI’s adult day program located at the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman Center on Harwood Hill.

Opportunities for tee sponsorships and golfer registrations are currently underway. The event will kick off at noon.

This is a four-person scramble format. For more information, contact Bennington Project Independence at 802-442-8136 or visit Pastapalooza celebrates 10 years

OLD BENNINGTON -- Pastapalooza, a benefit for Southshire Community School, will take place beginning at 5 p.m. The annual fundraiser for the school’s art program, now in its tenth year, is an all-you-can-eat dinner including a pasta buffet served with salad, bread and non-alcoholic beverages followed by a dessert auction.

Local restaurants and caterers will donate signature pasta dishes and desserts. Pastapalooza will begin at 5 p.m. with a live dessert auction at 6:15 p.m. hosted by a professional auctioneer. The auction will feature homemade baked goods by the parents of Southshire School students, as well as donations from area bakeries.

The event will take place at The Barn in Old Bennington, just east of the Bennington Monument at 1 Monument Circle. Tickets to the event are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Children 2 and under will be admitted free. Contact to reserve tickets. For more informatuion, call Southshire at 802-442-4601 or visit Southshire Community School on Facebook. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Volunteers wanted

for community event

BENNINGTON -- Sixty volunteers are needed to serve food samples at the Natural Health and Food Show on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free community event supports the Southshire Community Market Co-Op of Bennington. To volunteer, call 442-6148 or email

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