Today's Calendar


Today, 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: "If Walls Could Talk: Stone Walls of New York and New England", 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.

Salem, N.Y.

Benefit dinner: A benefit dinner for Salem's Lunch, Learn & Play summer children's program will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Salem Community Fellowship Church (the Central House building) on 224 Main Street. The menu will include chicken parm/spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage for $7 per dinner. Dining-in includes all-you-can-eat or take out is also available. All funds will go directly to benefit the LL&P program at the Salem Courthouse. For more information, please call 518-854-3208.

Friday, July 22


Microphone workshop: Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV) will present a workshop on different types of microphones from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will be held at the CAT-TV Studio at 525 Main Street. The workshop, taught by Production Coordinator Beq Lendvay, will be free and is open to the public. You will learn about the different types of microphones that exist in today's world, how to get good audio in various environments and venues, how to work with microphones and cameras. Participants will also learn how to run an audio board. To reserve a space or for questions, please contact the CAT-TV studio 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.


Theater: "Alice in Wonderland" with the Youth Theater Company at 7 p.m. at Hubbard Hall $10 General Admission, $5 Students, children under 5 are free, visit for more info.



Golf tournament: Battenkill Valley Health Center will host its 2nd annual fundraising tournament to raise money for program expansion at the Center. The event will be held at the Golf Club at Equinox. Individual entry is $125 with registration beginning at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. Entry includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch sponsored by Brookdale Fillmore Pond, on-the-course competitions, a clambake dinner reception sponsored by the Bank of Bennington, and music by "Sam Clement & Friends" sponsored by the Richards Group. Those who wish to join for dinner and music only, can reserve a seat for $45. Sponsorship opportunities are available at three levels starting at $150 as hole and cart sponsor. Sponsorships including play start at $500. To learn more about playing or sponsoring, please contact Kate Bryan at 802-430-7050 or at Battenkill Valley Health Center is a nonprofit, federally qualified health center in Arlington that provides comprehensive primary and preventative care for patients of all ages.

Music in wartime: Northshire Bookstore, 7 p.m. Join us for a special evening with two special authors; Rebecca Makkai in conversation with Megan Mayhew Bergman as they speak about Makkai's book Music in Wartime.

Shakespeare: "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" will be performed at 7:30 p.m., and July 24 at 2 p.m. at Hunter Hall at Maple Street School. Tickets are $18 for Adults, and $12 for Ages 18 and up.


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 23


Flower show: Arlington Garden Club, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. At the Community House in Arlington Center. Visit or call Nancy at 375-1354

Fishing Derby: Presented by Arlington Community Church at the West Arlington Firehouse from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For Ages 3 to 13.


Theater: "Alice in Wonderland" with the Youth Theater Company at 2 p.m. at Hubbard Hall $10 General Admission, $5 Students, Children under 5 Free.


Duo author event: Northshire Bookstore, 7 p.m, T.Greenwood and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore discuss their new books, "Where I Lost Her" and "June."


Sculpture show: The 19th Annual North Bennington Sculpture Show will open with a reception and party from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the North Bennington Sculpture Park, 48 Main Street adjacent to the North Bennington Post Office and next to the new home of the Vermont Arts Exchange. For more information, contact Joe Chirchirillo at 201-983-9062 or email Information about the show can be found on the show's Facebook page at

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 24


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.


Herbal Workshop: Green Mountain Academy will host a skin lotion workshop with herbalist Danielle Laberge from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Laberge Barn in Dorset. Commercial skin lotions all contain preservatives which can be irritating, or alcohol which can be drying, so the homemade approach to lotions is a fresh alternative perfect for use over a home spa weekend. Learn an easy recipe you can make in your kitchen in 10 minutes and enjoy for several weeks. Preregistration is required and costs $20. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website

Garden tour: Northshire Bookstore 10 a.m. Get in Touch With Nature Garden Tour With Carrie Chalmers and Birding Author Neil Hayward.

Painting: Join artist Kate Franklin for "Under the Tuscan Sun," a free instructional and enjoyable afternoon of painting at the Manchester Community Library on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Amateurs, and those ages 16 and up are welcome. Supplies, instruction, and refreshments provided free of charge. Space is limited. Pre-registration required; call the library at 802-362-2607 or email to reserve you space.

Monday, July 25


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 26


Gospel and potluck: The community is invited to an Old Time Gospel Hour beginning at 6 p.m. in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Road with a potluck dinner and followed by the music at 7 p.m. Vermont musicians Caleb and Bruce Freeberg will offer the opportunity to sing and listen to spirituals and Gospel music from the Celtic, Appalachian, Country and Bluegrass traditions, playing banjo, fiddle and guitar. Plan to bring a dish to share for this free evening of wonderful music making. Phone the church office at 802-375-2548 or email for additional information.


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.


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.


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.


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