Morning Briefing -- Thursday


Bennington Free Clinic hours

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 otherwise fall through the cracks of our fractured health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Call 802-447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Food shelf hours

NORTH BENNINGTON - The Food Shelf at the North Bennington Baptist Church is open every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Reunion Weekend films at Images

WILLIAMSTOWN. Mass. - In conjunction with Williams College Reunion Weekend, Images Cinema is hosting two documentaries, " Within Reach," June 12 at 5 p.m., and "Getting Back to Abnormal," June 14 at 3:30 p.m., each with the films' producers, and "Frozen," the animated Disney musical whose Oscar-winning hit, "Let it Go" was co-written by Williams alum Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. All three films are sponsored by Williams College Alumni Relations. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring St.

Whipple City Festival book sale

GREENWICH, N.Y. - Fathers' Day Weekend is fast approaching, and with it, the Greenwich Free Library's annual three day blockbuster book sale. The traditional "Members-Only Preview Sale" starts on the evening of Thursday, June 12. Come for best selection, and to join or renew your Friends' membership. The sale will continue on Friday and Saturday. The basement shelves are full-to-bursting with clean, current and vintage books for readers and collectors of all ages and proclivities. All proceeds go toward library programs and materials. For more information, stop by the library, or call 518-692-2027.

Pownal Legion bingo

POWNAL - The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly.

Snack Bar available. Cookie jar and progressive games. Everyone is invited to attend.

Meditation and Shambhala class

NORTH BENNINGTON - Roger Guest, a psychotherapist, will teach a meditation and shambhala class the second and fourth Thursday at 7 p.m. at the RK Miles Building at 618 Depot St.

Health lecture

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. - A health lecture will be held on Thursday, June 12. The discussion will be about the connection between nutrition and our health, How much protein do we really need and the benefits of cleansing your body. It will be held at Eat To Total Health located at 14 Ashland St. at 6:30 p.m. Healthy refreshments will be served. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, email or call 413-329-4710.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON - On Thursdays in June, the Bennington Senior Center will be hosting Bone Builders, RSVP from 8:30-9:45 and again from 10-11:15 a.m., Quilting from 1-3 p.m. and beginning Belly Dance from 5-7:30 p.m. Also, this week "The Music Man" will be shown at Mac-Haydn from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Library offers services for homebound patrons

GRAFTON, N.Y. - Starting this summer, Grafton Community Library will be offering a delivery service for Grafton residents who are homebound and cannot access the library's collections in person. Homebound patrons or their caregivers can contact the library to request materials from the collection, including books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and magazines.

Volunteers will be available to bring the items to the patron's home and pick them up when they are finished with them. Library staff will be happy to assist in the selection of materials. They will also help sign up new patrons for a free library card. For more information, contact Grafton Community Library at 518-279-0580 or

Free classes at CCV

BENNINGTON - The Community College of Vermont is offering several business classes this fall at select CCV centers around the state and online at no cost to participants. Funding for these courses is provided through the US Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant Program and the Vermont Department of Labor.

Classes are offered at the following local locations and times: Bennington: Professional Financial Literacy, Sept. 4 through Dec. 11, Thursday, 5:30 to 8:15 p.m.

Voice of a Vet Golf Scramble

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. - A Veterans' Golf Scramble has been scheduled for the Hoosick Falls Country Club on Monday, June 23, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. All veterans are invited to play.

For $30, veterans can play nine holes with a cart and enjoy a bar-bque lunch; and for $40, they can play 18 holes with a cart and lunch. Non-vet cost is $40 for 9 and $50 for 18 - includes cart and lunch. Veterans who are non-golfers and family members can join us for lunch for $15.

Teams will consist of four people (or five if there are people who want to play nine each). Vets and family members will have precedence. We do ask, since Voice of a Vet is a Christian organization, that there be no alcohol on the course during play. Call Gail Smith at 518-686-3269 by Friday, June 13, to make your reservation.


An editorial published Saturday listed an incorrect email address for the Hour for Our Community time bank.

The correct email address is .


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