Morning Briefing -- Thursday, August 7


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.

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. Please 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 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Meditation and Shambhala class

NORTH BENNINGTON -- Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and Shambhala teachings will be offered by Maggie Bernstein, a retired psychologist, on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the "Left Bank" at 5 Bank St. For more information, call 802-447-7065.

Greenwich Library book sale

GREENWICH, N.Y. -- On Thursday, Aug. 7, the Friends of the Greenwich Library's First Thursday Boomerang Book store in the Basement will be open for business from 4 until 7:30 p.m. Come and pour over the thousands of new and like-new books on the shelves. New material arrives every day by the boatload, and materials that haven't sold are routinely rotated out and recycled, making every monthly sale a different experience.

The August Special is a "Make-Your-Own Series" Sale. Fill a bag with books with red covers; fill a box with Nancy Drew. Stack a tower of titles that start with "R." If you can make a compelling case for why your collection of at least 15 books is a Legitimate Series, you can have it for 33 percent off the usual price. All proceeds from First Thursday Boomerang Sales go toward library programs and materials.

Sounds of the Summer Night at Sheep Hill

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation invites you to Sheep Hill on Thursday, August 7 at 8:30 p.m. to learn more about the fascinating world of grasshoppers, crickets, katydids and other night-singing insects.

Bring a flashlight and shoes suitable for damp and possibly mud conditions.

The program is free and suitable for all ages. Rain date is August 14.

Owls and raptors at Mark Skinner Library

MANCHESTER -- Come to the library on Thursday, August 7, at 10:30 a.m. and meet live owls and raptors from the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum. This program is free and open to the public. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. The library is located at 48 West Road.

Bennington Free Library activities

BENNINGTON -- Join us for Fizz, Boom, Create! Thursdays. This is a hands-on workshop for 6- to 12-year-olds at 2 p.m. in the Rotary Room. Preregistration is required.


An article published Wednesday, "UCS developmental services clients attend ‘Gathering Place Camp'," wrongly acknowledges the Sunderland Church as owner and proprietor of Camp Ondawa. It is in fact a privately owned camp ground operated by a board of directors.


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