Morning Briefing Weekend

Saturday November 17, 2012


Saturday, Nov. 17

Canfield Library craft show

ARLINGTON -- The 14th annual holiday show of work by local artists and crafts people is opens today at the Martha Canfield Library and runs through Dec. 31. Visitors will find a variety of traditional craft items made by local artisans.

There is still space available for new exhibitors.

For more information, call 375-6153. The library is located at 528 East Arlington Road, next to the Fisher Elementary School. Thanksgiving farmers market

BENNINGTON -- The Walloomsac Farmers Market Thanksgiving Market will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on the corner of West Main and Valentine Streets. Pick up locally grown produce, dairy products, eggs, and meats. Load up on fresh breads and baked goods, syrups, jam, candies, and other treats. And stroll the stands of juried arts and crafts for many kinds of holiday gifts.

Beginning in December, winter markets will be held the first and third Saturday of each month through April.

Bingo at Masonic Lodge

BENNINGTON -- The Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., will host bingo, at 6:30 p.m., except major holidays. Doors open 5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available.

Animated movies shown

BENNINGTON -- A recent animated movie will be shown at the Bennington Free Library at 2 p.m. This free event includes snacks. For information, call 802-442-9051.

Fundraiser to benefit Isaac Sprague

BENNINGTON -- Zumba Fitness with Andrea is hosting a Zumba Fitness Dance Party to raise money for Isaac Sprague as he battles Ewing's Sarcoma. The party takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Dance Mill, Suite 59, at the Vermont Mill Properties (south wing, 4th floor), 160 Benmont Ave.

Suggested donation is $10 (but more is always welcome) at the door and includes one free raffle ticket to win some amazing donated prizes. Additional raffle tickets will be for sale and there will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information, contact Andrea Malinowski at 802-379-5468.

Holiday Pie Sale

MANCHESTER -- The Manchester Special Olympics is once again holding its Holiday Pie Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the tent at Season's Restaurant. Local bakers, restaurants, inns and country stores have donated their specialty pies and will be available untill the pies are sold out. All proceeds benefit the Manchester Special Olympics, defraying costs incurred by new equipment purchases, uniforms, local and state events.

Meet an elf at story time

MANCHESTER -- Come to the Mark Skinner Library at 10:30 a.m. for a family story time with an elf from the elf express. Be eligible to win a copy of the contemporary holiday classic, Christopher Pop-In-Kins, the story of the elf on the shelf. Children must be accompanied and supervised by adult caregivers. For more information, call 362-2607. Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road.

Rupert annual game supper

RUPERT -- The Rupert Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual game supper, with serving beginning at 5 p.m. Cost for this meal is $11 for ages 12 and up and for kids 11 and under, $6.

This years menu will include venison stroganoff, venison sausage meatballs, teriyaki moose, sweet and sour moose meatballs, pheasant a l'orange, elk pot pie, bear meatloaf, bear sauerbraten and any other wild game that comes along. The meal will be rounded out with real mashed potatoes, maple sweetened squash, Rupert Rising Bread, and for the non-game lover roast beef and turkey will also be provided. There will also be a beverage of choice and a homemade dessert.

For more information call Kelli at 802-394-2491 or e-mail her at

Texas Hold'em Tournament

STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold'em Tournament in the Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 sharp.

A free buffet will be served at the first break and refreshments will be available. No advance registration is required, and a donation of $35 per player will be accepted. Players can make an additional $10 donation at the door for 1,000 extra chips. This tournament will pay one place for every 10 players with a minimum of four places and a maximum of nine places.

Final 2012 Canfield Library book sales

ARLINGTON -- This is the last weekend to visit The Martha Canfield Library book sale at the Arlington Community House on Route 7A. After Nov. 18, the book sale will close for the winter.

There are several specials available: bags of books for $5, hardcover books, three for $1, and paperback books, three for $1.

The book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 802-375-2219.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Legion Post 13 bingo

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, will host bingo. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 3 p.m. every Sunday. No one under 14 will be admitted.

Free recital at church

BENNINGTON --At 3 p.m., Donald McMahon will demonstrate the versatility of the organ of 1,438 pipes at Sacred Heart Saint Francis de Sales Church with a free recital at 3 p.m. The church is located at 238 West Main St. Music of Richard Rodgers, Daquin, Vivaldi, Widor, Vierne, Messiaen, and others will be performed. The recital is free and open to the public, and convenient, off-street parking is available. All facilities are accessible to those with disabilities.

Grange pancake breakfast

ARLINGTON -- The Battenkill Grange No. 487 pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausages, real Vermont maple syrup, homefries, sausage gravy and biscuits. The price is adults $6 and children under 12, $3. The Grange is located on Route 313 west at the covered bridge.


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