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Today, July 22

BENNINGTON

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.

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y.

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 www.hubbardhall.org for more info.

MANCHESTER

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 katebryan@bvhcvt.org. 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.

NORTH BENNINGTON

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

Shaftsbury

ADA Celebration: Lake Shaftsbury State Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. In honor of the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vermont Center for Independent Living is teaming up with the Bart J. Ruggiere Adaptive Sports Center to host a day of inclusive kayaking and a picnic lunch. There will also be an aquatic wheelchair available for accessibility to swimming. Past and present VCIL peers, their families and caregivers are invited, free! VCIL will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers, and guests are encouraged to bring dishes, snacks or drinks to share. Additionally, an accessible bus will be departing from the Green Mountain Community Network terminal on Pleasant Street in Bennington at 11:30 a.m and returning to Bennington around 4:30. Instructors from the Bart Adaptive Sports Center will be on hand to help with the kayaking. The mission of the center is to provide people with disabilities and their families the opportunity to enjoy outdoor sports.To RSVP, for more information or to request accommodations, contact Lynn Mazza, 802-442-1876, lmazza@vcil.org

Saturday, July 23

ARLINGTON

Flower show: Arlington Garden Club, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. At the Community House in Arlington Center. Visit arlingtongardenclubvt.webs.com 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.

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y.

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. www.hubbardhall.org

MANCHESTER

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

NORTH BENNINGTON

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 jrc373@comcast.net Information about the show can be found on the show's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NBoutdoorsculptureshow

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

BENNINGTON

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.

DORSET

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 www.greenmtnacademy.org.

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

Monday, July 25

BENNINGTON

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.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.

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

ARLINGTON

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 federatedchurch05250@gmail.com for additional information.

BENNINGTON

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.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.

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.

MANCHESTER

Concerts: The Bank of Bennington and the Town of Manchester are excited to present the third 2016 Concert on the Green. July 26 The So Far Band will be playing on the Factory Point Green from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hotdogs, sausages, popcorn, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase throughout the duration of the show. A reminder to all that there is no smoking at the Town Green and all dogs must be leashed. Questions about the concert should be directed to the Recreation Park at 802-362-1439 or to parks@manchester-vt.gov. Weather-related cancellations will be posted on the Town of Manchester facebook page at www.facebook.com/ManchesterGov.

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 www.meetup.com/Southern-VT-Entrepreneur-Small-Business- 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 27

ARLINGTON

Barberry workshop and volunteer day: Learn how to manage the invasive plant, barberry. Meet at Arlington Recreational Park (Rte 313 parking lot) at 6 p.m. for a brief workshop followed by a barberry pull in the park and at the Yellow Barn. Join volunteers from Trout Unlimited and the Batten Kill Watershed Comprehensive Invasive Species Management Association. Work gloves, long pants, and digging tools are highly recommended.

Bingo: East Arlington Fire Station, Old Mill Road, From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To Benefit Arlington Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, 50/50 bingo, 50/50 raffle, snacks

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

BENNINGTON

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.

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.

CAMBRIDGE,, N.Y.

Play auditions: Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education will hold open auditions for its fall production of Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher rehearsing weeknights & Saturdays Sept. 12 through Oct. 7 and performing Oct. 8 through 23. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m.) Initial auditions will be held July 27 from 5 p.m to 7 p.m. in the Board Room in Hubbard Hall's Beacon Feed/Studio Building (the room all the way to the left). Actors should prepare two monologues, one contemporary and one classic (at least one comedic), and part of a song to be sung a Capella. Sides from the show will be provided and actors may be paired with scene partners at the audition. Familiarity with the script is highly recommended. We are looking for 8-10 performers to cover all roles and will likely do some cross-gender casting. To sign up for an audition time, please email us at hallauditions@gmail.com with "Peter Casting" as the subject line. If you are unable to attend auditions on July 27 but are still interested in auditioning, please email us at hallauditions@gmail.com with "Alternate Audition Request" as the subject line.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.

Revolutionary War film: Bennington Battlefield, located on Route 67 in Walloomsac, N.Y. will host an outdoor screening of a Revolutionary War themed film at 9 p.m. The showing will be preceded by comments to provide historical context. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Contact David Pitlyk, Historic Site Assistant at 518-860-9094 with any questions.

MANCHESTER

Blood drive: Burr and Burton Academy, Rowland Center (air conditioned cafeteria.) Registration is 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please donate a pint of your precious blood. The need is great, especially in the summer.

Magic, Science and Religion Talk: Green Mountain Academy will host a talk about magic, science and religion at 5:30 p.m. with Professor Ehud Z. Benor of Dartmouth College. The talk will be held at Burr and Burton Academy in the Hunter Seminar Room. Professor Benor will talk about whether distinctions can be drawn between religious and magical ritual. This talk will help us understand the relations between magic, science, and religion when we recognize that calculus was invented in order to establish their unity. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.

Thursday, July 28

BENNINGTON

Reading program: Adult Summer Reading Programs begin at 10 a.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver Street. Join us for our first TRY IT session: Yoga. Jane Schaeffer of The Yoga Place will host a free introductory yoga class for adults and high school students curious about yoga. For more info call 802-442-9051 or visit benningtonfreelibrary.org

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.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.

Basics of Alzheimer's: Molly McCann will be at Cheney Library at 6:30 p.m. for the program on the Basics of Alzheimer's, please call to register for this informative program put on by the Alzheimer's association of Rensselaer county. Our phone number is 518-686-9401.

MANCHESTER

Forest consortium meeting: First Congregational Church, 3624 Main Street, Manchester Village, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Author visit: A very special Summer Reading Program event will be held at 10:30, when Shaftsbury children's author, Karen E. Rose, returns to the Manchester Community Library. Karen will share her second book in the Two Mountain Farm Series, "A Sweet Lemon Arrives at Two Mountain Farm," the true story of her hen, Lemon, who was born with no eyes. Lemon's tale proves the power of a nurturing and stable environment, good friends, and lots of love. Lemon herself will be coming for a visit so that kids and their families can meet this amazing hen. Lemon's book will be available for purchase, and Karen will also have the other books in the series for purchase and signing as well. This program is free and open to the public and is recommended for children ages 5 and older.

NORTH BENNINGTON

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.

Rupert

Farm chores for children: On Thursday afternoons in July and August (through Aug. 18), from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., children (and their adult companion) may join the farm staff at Merck Forest and Farmland Center for daily chores. Youngsters may feed the horses, pick berries, collect eggs and perform other tasks. These farm-centered workshops are designed to introduce children to simple farm routines and products, and to meet our animals under expert supervision. These hands-on/hands- dirty activities are suitable for children ages 3 and up. Please Pre-Register early, because participation is limited. Cost is $2.50 per participant. If you go: Thursday afternoons, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Merck Forest and Farmland Center, 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vermont. For more information about this activity, call the Visitor Center at 802-394- 7836, or visit the website at www.merckforest.org.


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