Morning Briefing -- Tuesday


Tuesday, April 8

‘The Music of Poetry' lecture and demo

MANCHESTER -- Revel in the music of poetry at First Congregational Church at 7 p.m. This lecture-demonstration by pianist Michael Arnowitt explores the musical aspects of poetry, song lyrics, and literature. The talk offers a musician's insights on the elements of sound and time in literary composition and the similarities he hears between the literature of great writers and the music of classical composers,and pop songwriters. Arrive early to enjoy a half hour jazz performance by Arnowitt from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

The free public presentation is a Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Mark Skinner Library. For more information, contact Cindy Waters at 802-362-2607 or email

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- A weekly adult grief support group for those who have lost a loved one is held every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home on North Street.

For more information, call VNA & Hospice of SVHC at 802-442-5502.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

Bingo Tuesdays at Moose Lodge

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held every Tuesday at the Bennington Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.

Bingo in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- Arlington American Legion Post No. 69 hosts bingo.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Any questions, call 802-375-6157.

Story time at Cheney Library

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will have story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs will be offered. There will be crafts and snacks. Plan to come with your preschool child.

Meditation for Everyone

BENNINGTON -- Meditation is held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library. There is a $1 requested contribution if possible. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Chairs are available. If you wish to sit on a cushion, bring one.

Codependents support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous will meet at the Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., from 6 to 7 p.m.

Grief support group

BENNINGTON -- A confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with a loss of a child (of any age), due to a death will be held. This group meets every first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Road. For information, call 802-688-4557.

Town Hall groundbreaking ceremony

SUNDERLAND -- There will be a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of the Sunderland Town Hall construction at noon, at Sunderland Hill Road, just under a half-mile up the hill (south) from the Sunderland Town Garage.

Storytime at Bennington Free Library

BENNINGTON -- "Story Rhythms for Babies & Toddlers" will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children 4 months to 36 months, upstairs in the Rotary meeting room at Bennington Free Library. This special time for babies and toddlers will include stories, finger plays, songs and movement that involve active participation. Come early and play. For more information call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051.

Grange open house

SHAFTSBURY -- Taconic Community Grange on Grange Street will hold an open house on April 8 at 7 p.m. Come join them at 6 p.m. for a potluck supper. For more information, call Ann at 802-375-2318.

Lions April meeting meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions Club will hold its April dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Jensen's Restaurant. Election of the club officers for 2014-15 will take place. SVC's head mens' basketball coach Dan Englestad, assistant coach Sharief Hashim and team member Antoine White will give a presentation on the basketball program at SVC. For reservations, call Lion Kathy at 802-442-4033.


Registration for summer enrichment program

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Now in its eighth year, The HAYC3 Summer Enrichment Program for kids in kindergarten through grade six is just the right balance of fun and learning. Each of our eight week-long programs is designed to encourage children to read, imagine, create, make friends and grow in so many ways.

Children move smoothly from school to the Summer Enrichment Program and back to school again in September, more self-confident, and more self-assured in their own ability to use their imaginations, their artistic and creative skills, their agility and more.

The HAYC3 Summer Enrichment Program runs Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended hours both in the morning, starting at 7 a.m., and in the afternoon, until 6 p.m. Kids should bring a lunch; snacks will be provided. The cost is $110 per week.

Enrollment is limited and spaces are already going fast, so email or call 518-686-9050 to reserve a spot for your child or children now. Visit for more information and a complete list of weekly themes.

Green Up Day registration

BENNINGTON -- Green Up Day is May 3 from 8 a.m. to noon. If you wish to clean an area, street or neighborhood, please call the Town Office at 802-442-1037 to register. We must know the area you will be cleaning up and where the trash will be in order to facilitate Town Collection. The Town will provide bags, however, the number may be limited so please call early.


Cambridge Central School District Board of Education

Room 80 at 24 South Park St. in Cambridge, 6 p.m.

Agenda: If the need exists, the meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m. and immediately adjourned to Executive Session for the purpose of personnel matters or other issues appropriate for executive session under the Open Meetings Law. The meeting will reconvene at 7 p.m. for the Public Session and business meeting. There will be no action or discussion other than a motion to go into Executive Session at 6 p.m. No agenda provided.


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