Today's Calendar


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Today, March 7


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.

Healing Winds at the Vets' Home: Healing Winds offers Native American healing chants and drumming on Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at the Vets' Home. Across from the Veterans' Home at the Vietnam Veterans Outreach Center at 1 p.m., they have Native American traditional crafts and arts.

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.

Kevin's Senior Luncheon: Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you did not make reservations at the last luncheon and would like to attend, call Emily at 442-9490. Reminder, space is limited.

Tuesday, March 8


Overeaters Anonymous meeting: Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

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.

Open mic night: Tuesdays are Open Mic night at South Street cafe from 5 to 7 p.m., all are welcome.

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.; Veteran's families and friends meeting, 6 p.m.; Hand in Hand recovery meeting, 6 p.m.

Ladies Auxiliary Members meeting: The Ladies Auxiliary VFW meets the second Tuesday of every month. We welcome all members and look forward to your participation. Those who are interested in joining or finding additional information about the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 1332, can contact the VFW Post 1332 at 802-442-9857 and leave a call back number.


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.

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


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, March 9


Live music: Scott Sanfilippo to host "Amie's House" live music at Arlington's West Mountain Inn from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Scott (on guitar) will lead the jam along with wife Sarah who plays whistle and sings back up. Additional guests may include an upright bass, mandolin, accordion and harmonica. Please join us for a free night of music. For details, call 802-375-6516


Gentle yoga for cancer survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors weekly, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room C, at SVMC. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. For more information, please call Jane Schaeffer, 802-447-0393 or go to

Free Senior Exercise Class: Focusing on balance and strength every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Bennington Project Independence at 614 Harwood Hill. Please call Tracy at 442-8136 for more information.

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

Support group: There is a support group for anyone living with any type of loss due to a death at Second Congregational Church the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6 p.m.


Film screening: Transition Town Manchester is proud to host a public showing of the new movie, "This Changes Everything," in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr & Burton Academy. The film, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Naomi Klein. Any questions, call Carl Bucholt at 802-362-4619.

Blood drive: First Congregational Church in Manchester. Registration is from noon to 5:30 p.m. We have a nice canteen with sandwiches, fruit, and veggies and hot and cold beverages. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) go to

Musical film: Greatest Generation Film Series presents a 1949 musical at 2 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library. Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra star as sailors who go "On the Town" on a day of shore leave in NYC. The screening is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of Equinox Terrace.


Meet Dot & Dash: From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Our coding robots are a fun, friendly way for kids as young as 5 to learn about computer programming! After a brief introduction, kids will be able to check Dot and Dash out for use in the McCullough Free Library

Thursday, March 10


American Legion meetings: Monthly joint meeting of American Legion Post 69, Sons Squadron 69, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69, 6 p.m. Separate meetings to follow at 7 p.m. Call: 802-375-6157 for more information or to become a member.


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 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; Wellness in Recovery Meeting, 5 p.m. Codependents Anonymous 6 p.m.

Workshop: Are cold climate heat pumps right for you? 7 p.m. at Bennington College CAPA Symposium.

Hoosick FALLS, N.Y.

Friends of Bennington Battlefield meeting: Hoosick Falls Jr./Sr. high school, 3 p.m. The Friends of Bennington Battlefield meet to discuss plans for growing the historic site. These meetings are open to the public. Please call or e-mail to RSVP.


Film screening and discussion: "How to Die in Oregon," from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library. The Sundance prize-winning film addresses the Oregon Death with Dignity law, which has been duplicated in Vermont. Email or phone: 802-881-3189 for more information. Light refreshments will be provided. The free program is sponsored by Compassion & Choices VT and hosted by MCL.


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.

Friday, March 11


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.


Author talk and writing workshop: Northshire Bookstore, 7 p.m. Join us for an evening with award winning long time CNN journalist, John DeDakis as he discusses his writing process "From Journalist to Novelist ("Or How I Learned to Start Making it Up") This will be a prelude discussion to his writing-workshop which will take place March 12, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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

Saturday, March 12


Winter book sale: Martha Canfield Library from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 13 from noon to 4 p.m. For more information visit the library's website at, or call 802-375-6153.


Recovery: Al-Anon's 31st Annual Cabin Fever "Paths to Recovery" will be held at the Second Congregational Church on Hillside Avenue from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Welcome and breakfast is from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. There will be a speaker, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and three meetings to choose from in the morning, a potluck lunch and raffle from 11:40 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and three meetings in the afternoon. If your first name begins with letters A-M it is suggested you might bring a salad or entrée; N-Z salad or dessert.

Candlelight vigil: Light the Night for Recovery, hosted by Turning Point Center, 5:30 p.m. in front of the Bennington Town Office at 205 South Street. In case of inclement weather, event will be at the First Baptist Church. Reception to follow at the church. Come together to light candles in memory of lives lost to the disease of addiction.

Time exchange orientation: Hour for Our Community Time Exchange 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Bennington Free Library. Come and find out what Hour for Our Community is all about. Call 802-379-5951 for more information.


Easter craft fair: Hosted by Cambridge CSD Class of 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in school auditorium


St. Patrick's parade: Parade will begin in Wood Park, Main St, John St. Church St, and back down Main St. to Wood Park. The parade will step-off at 1 p.m. Line-up at 12:20 p.m. After the parade enjoy Irish music, Irish dance, bagpipes, food and adult beverages at the Immaculate Conception church basement. and other entertainment at various Hoosick locations.


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.


Basket party: Hosted by Burdett Commons of Arlington at the Sunderland Elementary School. We have several baskets and gift certificates from local organizations, individuals, and businesses. Tickets may be purchased from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with all basket winner announcements starting immediately at 1 p.m. The cost of tickets are $5 for your first sheet and $3 for each additional sheet. With your first sheet you are also entered for door prizes. There will be food, drinks, and snacks for purchase. All money raised benefits Burdett Commons various programs such as school vacation camps and adult craft nights. Any questions please email

Sunday, March 13


Legion breakfast: American Legion Post 69, Arlington 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Seniors are free, 65 and older. All others are $5 each, donations are greatly appreciated. Omelets to order are back on the menu. Call 802-375-6157 for more information


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 with Dave Banulis and Gary Miller with friends from 11 a.m. to 1 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.


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