Today's Calendar


Today, July 15


Movie night: CAT-TV will present July Movie Nights on Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. on CAT-TV Channel 15. This month's movie will be the Abbott and Costello classic comedy, "Jack and The Beanstalk." For questions or more information contact CAT-TV at 802-442-8868.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: All Recovery meeting, 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m. Dual recovery, for those who experience both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness, 5:30 p.m.


Lego Club: McCullough Free Library, meets every Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Ages 5 and up.

Cocoa and coloring: McCullough Free Library, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join your neighbors for a cup of cocoa and meditative adult coloring activities. All materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own coloring book if you'd like.

Saturday, July 16


Gallery: Opening today and on view through Oct. 2 in the Regional Artists Gallery of Bennington Museum is a vibrant exhibition of recent paintings by Baltimore and North Bennington painter Mark Barry, who describes his work as "Painting the seemingly ordinary moments in life that aren't ordinary at all." Meet the artist at 3 p.m. in the gallery.


Parade: The Cambridge Central School invites current students and alumni to represent CCS in the 150th anniversary of the Cambridge parade. Participants are encouraged to show their school spirit, by wearing their orange and black, letter sweaters, jackets, and any other CCS attire. Participants of all ages are welcome and encourage to join the school's Music Teacher, Mrs. Jill Chadwick, (formerly Jill Hahn, class of 1992) to sing the CCS alma mater on a CCS alumni singers float. Interested participants are to meet to rehearse the CCS Alma Mater at 9 a.m. on Academy Street. Chairs, songs sheets, and float will be provided, you bring your singing voices. For more information, please contact Jill (Hahn) Chadwick at 677-7070.

North Adams, Mass.

Thoreau hike: Hike the historic route of American naturalist and writer, Henry David Thoreau to the summit of Mount Greylock at 10 a.m. (rain date: July 23). The event is free. Participants should meet at the Mount Greylock State Reservation, Notch Road gate parking lot, 300 feet up from the intersections of Reservoir and Notch Roads, off Route 2 in North Adams. Recommended for ages teen to adult.


Tales for Tots: This growing group meets every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the McCullough Free Library for stories, games, songs and occasional crafts. All ages are welcome.

Sunday, July 17


Historical Society meeting: Bennington Historical Society Meetings are normally held the third Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m in the Ada Paresky Education Center located on the second floor of the Bennington Museum. This month, Jane Griswold Radocchia will talk about Vermont architect, George Guernsey's design for the "new" Saint Francis de Sales Church (1888) from the towering steeple to the life size statue of the Virgin Mary placed 75 feet above West Main Street. All Bennington Historical Society Meetings are free and open to the public.

Legion bingo: Bingo at American Legion Post 13 is held every Sunday. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 admitted.

Jazz at South Street cafe: Come to South Street Cafe for Jazz Brunch with Banulis and Miller. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jam session open to additional artists from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Irish music sessions: A gathering of musicians for the purpose of celebrating a common interest in the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland by playing it together in a relaxed, informal setting. Every Sunday at The Publyk House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., free to the public.

Cambridge, N.Y.

Concert: Music from Salem - The Unbroken Message, Hubbard Hall at 4 p.m. Suggested ticket price $25 – Pay what you can – all are welcome. Luigi Boccherini String Trio, opus 47 Thomas Oboe Lee Oboe Quartet, world premiere. Ernest Chausson Piano Quartet, opus 30.


Author visit: Dr. Andrew O'Shaughnessy, author of the award-winning The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire, will speak at the Hoosick Falls Junior/Senior High School at 2 p.m. Free, open to the public.

North Bennington

History: The John G. McCullough Free Library, through a partnership with the Historic Park-McCullough House, is proud to present Connected Through The Land: An Oral and Visual History of the Park-McCullough House and Grounds at 7 p.m. in the Library's backyard. Join us for oral history recordings and a photo slide show with live musical accompaniment. Light refreshments will be available. As always, this event is free and open to the public.

Monday, July 18


Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours: The Bennington Free Clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen.

Elks hosts bingo: Every Monday, the Bennington Elks hosts bingo at the Bennington Elks, 125 Washington Ave. There will be a $1,000 jackpot and 31 games for $13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: All Recovery; a support group that welcomes people on all pathways to recovery. It is a facilitated topic-discussion meeting with the focus on recovery, 4 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous at 5:30 p.m. Al-Anon Beginners at 6:30 p.m. Al-Anon at 7 p.m., for anyone whose life is affected by someone else's drinking or substance abuse, free, anonymous, confidential.

Open mic night: South Street Cafe, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Free workout group: Get Fit Bennington meets 6 p.m. at Willow Park. All ages and abilities welcome.


Coloring and Zentangle: De-stress at Cheney Library at 5 pm with Coloring and Zentangle. Zentangle is a creative art form where all you need is paper, pencil and pen. Drawings can be turned into art designs. Your stress will also be reduced with Zentangle and your focus improved. Zentangle can be done by almost any age ... children, teens and adults. Cheney Library supplies the sturdy paper and the Micron pens; you supply the imagination.

Tuesday, July 19


Forest landowner workshop: First of three-part series, One World Conservation Center, 413 US Route 7S, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Folks from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Vermont Woodlands Association, and Vermont Coverts will help us understand how to promote wildlife habitat for a variety of species in our woodlands.

Story night: Tap House, 309 County Street, seating at 7 p.m. Everyone has a story to tell. Inspired by Moth radio hour on NPR. Contact Forest Byrd at for more information.

Grief support group: A confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with the death of a child (any age), meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m., at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Road. For information, call 802-688-4557.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church.

Free Peer Support group meetings: NAMI Vermont Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals living with mental illness meets every Tuesday at 12 p.m. at United Counseling Services, 316 Dewey St.

Live piano: South Street Cafe, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. featuring Rakia Montane (BEGINS April 26)

Thrift store hours: Bygone Boutique, located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Houghton Lane, is open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.

Bennington Celebrate Recovery: A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program, find healing from hurts, hangups and habits. Group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Every third Tuesday is a potluck/meeting at 6 p.m. Held at 115 Hillside St. at the Second Congregational Church. For more information, contact Peter Grimes at 518-677-5414 or Christa Jan Ryan at 631-559-1594.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: Women's self-esteem group, 11 a.m; Meditation group, 5 p.m.; Hand in Hand recovery meeting, a facilitated meeting where family members in recovery come together with persons in recovery from substance abuse.

Free workout group: Get Fit Bennington meets 6 p.m. at Willow Park. All ages and abilities welcome.


Concert: Howard Fishman at Dorset Theatre Festival, 8 p.m. Enjoy singer-songwriter extraordinaire Howard Fishman in an evening of New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, and blues. Proceeds support Dorset Theatre Festival's Giving Back program, which subsidizes tickets for members of our community who serve us every day. For more information on this program as well as the Festival in general, please go to or call 802-867-2223.3


Story time at Cheney Library: Cheney Library will have story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. There will be crafts and snacks.


Averting financial crisis: Manchester Community Library, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes financial expert Dr. Roger Leeds to assess what has changed since the devastating events of 2008-2009, why threats to global financial stability remain formidable, and what governments might do to mitigate some of the risks. $15 in advance/$20 at door, For more information call 802-867-0111 or visit

Buddhist meditation and teachings: Buddhist meditation and teachings will be offered by Roger Guest every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call Harda at 802-447-7065 with any questions.

Small Business Networking Group: The group meets every Tuesday in the Cafe Commons at Manchester Community Library at 9 a.m. To join or contact organizer Suzanne Moore, go to Networking-Group.

Yoga classes: Manchester Parks and Recreation Department. Classes are designed for all levels of yoga and includes meditation, breathing techniques, and postures on the mat. Classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Activity Room at the Park House at the Dana Thompson Memorial Park. Class fees are $10.00 or purchase a package of 6 classes for $50.00. Mats are available and drop-ins are welcome. For more information please contact MPR at 802-362-1439.

Wednesday, July 20


Act 148 Recycling Training: The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance announces a free training will be offered to facilitate compliance with Vermont's Act 148 – Universal Recycling. Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA) will facilitate the training. Alliance towns include Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford. Thanks to a generous grant from USDA-Rural Development, transfer station operators from Rutland and Windham counties are also invited to attend. Transfer Station Operator Training 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Business Training 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 3904 Route 7A Arlington Inn

Free live music: West Mountain Inn, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For info, please call 802-375-6516


Lecture: Why Canada? The History of Canada and Its Relationship with the U.S.", Bennington Museum, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Green Mountain Academy welcomes University of Albany Professor Emeritus John Delano to talk about the stone walls of New England. Stone walls are an enduring testimony to the strenuous labors and strong work ethic of subsistence farmers who toiled for generations on 100-acre lots. The perimeters of their fields were often defined by the stone walls we frequently encounter today even in the deep woods. Modern airborne surveys reveal the vast extent of these stone walls in New England, as well as other interesting aspects of the land. $15 in advance/$20 at door, For more information call 802-867-0111 or visit

Wii-Fit Bingo in a Basket: Benefits United Counseling Service's Youth and Family Services, Bennington Elks Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact Brenda Ruggles at 379-2891

Free Qigong session every Wednesday at 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. at upper Willow Park pavilion. Contact Tracy Purdy-Martin for more info at 802-379-5745. Donations accepted but not necessary.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: Narcotics Anonymous, noon. Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m.

Free workout group: Get Fit Bennington meets 6 p.m. at Willow Park. All ages and abilities welcome.


Going Native in Havana: Join Lu French at 6:30 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library for an evening of stories through pictures, poetry, artwork and videos of her very first trip as a Cuban American to the island nation of her childhood fantasies. The program is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, VT. For additional information, call the Library at 802-362-2607 or email

Support group: For anyone living with any type of loss due to a death. The first and third Wednesday of every month at 2 pm, Manchester Library. For more information contact Beth Newman at 802-688-4557 or

Thursday, July 21


Landowner workshop: One World Conservation Center, 413 US Route 7S, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Consulting foresters will help us understand what to think about in creating a forest management plan, and what to expect when holding a timber sale. County Forester Kyle Mason will also talk about the Tree Farm system, the nation's oldest certifier of privately owned forestland. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact or call 802 447-7419. Or view the agenda at A fee of $5 per evening or $10 for the series will be collected at the door.

Bennington Free Clinic hours: The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday at 6 p.m., for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Please call 802-447-3700 for an appointment.

Live music at South Street cafe: Come to South Street Cafe for live music(Funk & Jazz Music with That Strange) for your lunch hour, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thrift store hours: Bygone Boutique, located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Houghton Lane, is open from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.

Meetings at Turning Point Center: All Recovery meeting, 11 a.m. Making Recovery Easier meeting, 4 p.m., this is a 6-week series of workshops for those new to recovery or for those who have struggled with the recovery process. It helps people to better understand and get the most out of 12-step meetings. A certification of completion is awarded for completing the series; Codependents Anonymous 6 p.m.

Free workout group: Get Fit Bennington meets 6 p.m. at Willow Park. All ages and abilities welcome.

Piano camp: Summer Sonatina International Piano Camp will hold a free piano concert at the Bennington Center for the Performing Arts (Route 9, Gypsy Lane) at 7 p.m..


Concert: The Manchester Music Festival's third concert of the season will spotlight two virtuoso Russian-born musicians: pianist Vassily Primakov and clarinetist Alexey Gorokholinsky. The concert, "Music From Russia and Armenia," will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Vermont Arts Center's Arkell Pavilion on Manchester West Road. Tickets are $42 for adults, $18 for students and can be purchased online at, at the box office and by calling the Festival office at 362-1956.

Summer Reading Program Flight Club: From paper airplanes to kites to catapults, kids ages 5 and up are invited to come to the Manchester Community Library at 10:30 a.m. to explore the world of flying. Experiment with making different styles of paper airplanes, then measure how are each type will fly. Decorate kites and take them home to try. Explore the science of catapult physics by building mini catapults and observing their trajectories.

Northshire Bookstore event: 6 p.m. — Maya Cantu on Theresa Rebeck and William Congreve.

Yoga classes: Irene Cole will offer hatha yoga on Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m., through June 30 at the Manchester Community Library in the Hunter Community Room. All levels are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and whatever props you might like (blocks, straps or blanket) and wear comfortable clothes to stretch in. The yoga session is offered by donation to benefit the Manchester Community Library with a suggested minimum donation of $5-10 per class. For more information about the class, contact Irene Cole at


Celebrate Recovery Meeting: A Christ centered 12-step recovery program Tuesdays 6:30 pm Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church 484 Hill Road. Come find healing from any of life's hurts, hangups, and habits For more information call, Jonathan 518-686-3269, Bob 518-779-3485 or Sandy 518-686-5962


Food Shelf Hours: The Food Shelf at the North Bennington Baptist Church is open the last Thursday of every month from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Bingo: The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal will host bingo at 5 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m.


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