Morning Briefing -- Wednesday


Wednesday, Jan. 29

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Today the Senior Center will be holding Zumba Gold from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and a movie screening from 1-3 p.m. Call 802-442-1052 for more information.

Community Yoga

BENNINGTON -- Enjoy a gentle yoga class free of charge, led by Laurae Coburn, Ph.D RYT every Wednesday evening at The Bennington School, 192 Fairview St. from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Health Care forum

BENNINGTON -- Questions about signing up for health insurance? Need guidance and facts on what your options are? Want information on how this will affect businesses and providers? Then come to the "Health Care and You" forum on Jan. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 108 School St., for information and answers to many of your questions.

The presenters are: Sue Andrews, Certified Health Care Navigator with graduate degrees in public health and public policy; Joann Erenhouse, Executive Director, Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce on the business impact of health care changes; Mary Gerisch, advocate for affordable health care; Devon Green, Health Care Policy Analyst for Vermont's Agency of Administration; Kevin Robinson, Southwestern Vermont Health Center's Director of Communications. Chuck Sweetman, Co-Chair of the Bennington County Democratic Party, will serve as moderator.

This is the first in a series of forums sponsored by the Bennington County Democratic Party. Other up-coming forum topics include Tax Legislation and Your Wallet (March 31) and Economic Development and Your Future (late April/early May).

Forums are open to all.

For more information on this forum or future sessions sponsored by the Bennington County Democratic Party, contact Michael Keane at

Lecture on ‘Geology of the Berkshires'

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Sweetwood of Williamstown Lecture Series presents Dr. Bud Wobus, "Geology of the Berkshires" slide lecture on Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. Sweetwood is located at 1611 Cold Spring Rd. The public is welcome, refreshments to follow. Call 413-458-8371 for more information.


Take your child to the library day

POWNAL -- Saturday, Feb.1, Take Your Child to the Library Day will be observed at the Solomon Wright Public Library in Pownal at 97 Main St. Library cards and/or renewals as well as library information will be handed out until 11:30 a.m. Young new patrons will receive book bags and teen visitors will have a "grab bag" book basket to choose free new titles. This special Saturday will also include a family movie shown in the Lucy W. Case reading room starting at 11:30 a.m. Public access computers will also be available with our new fiber optic network connections. For more information call the library at 802-823-5400.


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