Morning Briefing -- Thursday


Public lecture series

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A lecture. "Acts of Seeing: Art, Vision & Realist Theatre," with Amy Holzapfel, associate professor of theatre, will be presented today as part of Williams College's annual Faculty Lecture Series, which aims to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries.

The lecture will be held at 4:15 p.m. in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, with a reception to follow in Schow Atrium. It is free and open to the public.

Pownal 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. There will be two progressive games. Snack Bar will be available.

Bennington Free Clinic

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. Bennington Free Clinic is located in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Call 802-447-3700 for an appointment.

Eckankar community HU chant

BENNINGTON -- In our fast-paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Chanting HU, this once-secret name for God, has helped people throughout time find inner peace and divine love. All are welcome to a free half-hour HU Chant on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

This HU Chant is hosted by ECKANKAR, the Religion of the Light and Sound of God, a spiritual teaching that provides simple exercises for people of all faiths, traditions, and walks of life to deepen a conscious and practical relationship with spirit. For more information, go to

Public lecture

BENNINGTON -- Bill Scully will give a lecture on hydroelectric redevelopment at the Vermont Tissue Mill at 7 p.m. at the One World Conservation Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Winter community supper

DORSET -- We will be serving (and eating) a delicious supper at The Dorset Church, 143 Church St. (off Route 30). Dinner will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The menu will include a roast pork supper or vegetarian minestrone soup. Winter Community Suppers are for everyone -- parents that need a break, people who want a night out in the middle of winter, families rushing from work to sports, people stretching their budget -- the suppers are meant to build community for everyone. We hope you'll join us for warm fellowship and a free hot meal. Takeouts will be available. Call Jane at 802-867-2260 with questions.

Public lecture

BENNINGTON -- "Ocean Apocalypse" by Jeremy Jackson at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the CAPA Symposium of Bennington College. Professor of oceanography and director, Geosciences Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Jackson is a distinguished marine scientist whose seminal work on the loss of ocean biodiversity has informed scientists, governments, NGOs and citizen groups all around the world. Jackson warns that saving the oceans and ourselves will require fundamental changes in how we live. The Robert H. Woodworth Science Lecture Series honors a former Bennington biology faculty member. This event is open to the public.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- The Senior Center is offering Bone Builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m., RSVP, Quilting from 1 to 3 p.m. and Beginner Belly Dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.


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