Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, August 19


Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m.

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. There will be crafts and snacks. Plan to come with your preschool child; it will be lots of fun for both of you.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting

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

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- Weekly adult grief support for those who have lost a loved one, 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.

Support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous meets at Turning Point Club, 465 Main St. Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m.

Meditation for Everyone sessions

BENNINGTON -- Meditation has been practiced for millennia, and is a way for the mind to begin to know itself. This knowing moves us towards freedom, self-acceptance, kindness and compassion. Our hearts become more open. We move toward happiness. Join us Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library. $1 requested contribution, if possible.

Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Chairs available. If you wish to sit on a cushion, please bring one. Sessions facilitated by: Randy Anselmo, Maggie Bernstein, John Hearst, Natasha Judson, Eve Pearce and Jane Schaeffer.

To learn more, call 802-447-0393 or contact

DAR meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Bennington Centre Cemetery in Old Bennington at noon to honor the patriots who died in the Battle of Bennington. Following the laying of the wreath, members will gather at 12:15 p.m. in the Bennington Museum for a business meeting and program. Bring your own sandwich; dessert and beverage will be provided. For more information, contact Janet Wilson at 802-375-9020.

Arlington Garden Club picnic

ARLINGTON -- On Tuesday, August 19, at noon, the Arlington Garden Club will meet for a Summer Picnic at "Rogerland" -- Southern Vermont's finest private garden on East Arlington Road. The picnic lunch and tour is hosted by Roger Cooper and Kathy Cotrofeld assisted by Linda McDevitt and Anna Giglio.

Arlington Garden Club invites new members. For information, call Nancy Hadley at 518-375-1354. Visit our website at


Hildene debuts new series

MANCHESTER -- President Lincoln appealed to "the better angels of our nature" when he urged citizens to rededicate themselves to the promise of American democracy as "the last best hope of earth." Award-winning producer and director Daniel Karslake will likewise reawaken "the better angels of our nature" when he delivers the inaugural talk for Hildene's Last Best Hope series. On Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Hildene, Karslake will explore what it means to rise above cynicism and to find fulfillment in choosing action over apathy in order to make the world a better place. The Last Best Hope series seeks to challenge people to become a part of something larger than themselves echoing Hildene's mission: Values into Action.

Karslake's work deals with social justice issues. He is president of DK Works, a production company dedicated to creating high quality, thought-provoking theatre, television and film. He teaches documentary filmmaking at Duke University. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University where he first began work on "Every Three Seconds." Prior to his documentary film work, Karslake was an Emmy Award nominated producer of the PBS newsmagazine In the Life.

While this program is free and open to all, reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Call Stephanie at 802-367-7960 or email her at


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