Morning Briefing -- Thursday

Thursday February 21, 2013

Thursday, Feb. 21

Talk on Benmont Mill

BENNINGTON -- The One World Conservation Center will host "Tales and History of the Benmont Mill" from 7 to 9 p.m. at OWCC. At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.; and a trip to the Crossgate Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Healthcare forum with SVMC hospitalist

BENNINGTON -- Joshua Sherman, M.D., hospitalist at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, will lecture at Southern Vermont College’s Everett Mansion Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m.

The title of the lecture is "This is Dr. Sherman, Returning a Page: A Guide to Communication Among Health Professions." The general public is invited to the lecture.

This healthcare forum is sponsored by the Division of Nursing at Southern Vermont College. For more information, call 802-447-4661 or e-mail For general information on SVC’s Division of Nursing, visit

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 the health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Bingo at Pownal Legion

POWNAL -- Pownal American Legion Post No. 90 offers bingo every Thursday evening. Doors and concession open at 5 p.m. There will be 30 games, including three progressive jackpots, door prizes, raffles, and family fun.

Reading and ice cream at Mark Skinner Library

MANCHESTER -- Come to the Mark Skinner Library at 10:30 a.m. for a story and craft time with Lana Hauben, author of the children’s picture book, "Ice Cream Land." Ice cream will be served at this event, which is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information, visit or call 362-2607. The library is located at 48 West Road.

Photography workshop at library

WILIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- For youth grade 6 and up, local photographer Caroline Schneider will offer a two-session photography workshop, "Amazing Portraits," at the Milne Library.

The workshop will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Participants will take their photos during the week in between.

This workshop will concentrate on exploring the art of portrait photography, and teaching a variety of techniques to help participants create a series of portraits.

Cameras will be provided for those who don’t own one. This workshop will culminate in a photography exhibition at the library.

A sign-up sheet for this program is in the children’s room at the library, or call 413-458-5369. Space is limited and preregistration is necessary.


Pownal Select Board

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda approval; approval of minutes Feb. 14; warrants; mail; old business: personnel; new business.

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