Today's Calendar


Today, Nov. 4


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.

Elks benefit dinner: Serving a choice of baked or fried fish or baked chicken, served with scalloped or French fried potatoes, coleslaw, clam chowder, dinner rolls and coffee — all for only $9. Serving 5:30 p.m. until gone. Benefits Elks National Foundation for Scholarships and Veterans Programs. This is a monthly event on the first Wednesday of each month. The Bennington Elks is located at 125 Washington Ave. This event is open to members and guests.

Health care info: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont will host a community meeting to share information on Vermont's health care reforms and policy, 2016 product and rate changes, and discuss BCBSVT value and services and support available for businesses and consumers. Where: Mount Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive. When: Noo to 1:30 p.m. For Questions please email or call 802-249-2225 or or at 802-371-3205. Lunch will be served.


GNAT hosts video press release day: Come to the GNAT studio from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to create your one minute video announcement or PSA. You bring the message, and GNAT does the video production. It's a fun and free way to get your information to our community. The program is open to individuals, non-profits, town governments and community groups promoting non-commercial community wide events, activities and information. Your video will air on GNAT's five TV channels that reach 7,000 homes in the Northshire and Mountain Towns. They will also be available on GNAT's online video player for viewing and sharing on your social media and website. If you can't make it to the studio on Nov. 4, you may set up another time to film your video. For more information or to register visit:, or call Hoss at 802-362-7070.

Thursday, Nov. 5


American Legion: Monthly meeting of Post 69. 7 p.m. EBoard meeting immediately follows. Call 802-375-6157 for more information or to join.


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.


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.

Codependents Anonymous meeting: 6 p.m. Turning Point Club of Bennington.

Hiland Hall open house: Come see the new upgrades to the Hiland Hall School as part of Efficiency Vermont's Deep Energy Retrofit Program. Drop in to chat with staff, community members, and an EV representative. Enjoy light refreshments and see how the school expects to see 50 percent in energy savings as one of the first six retrofits in the state, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. call 802-442-3868 or visit for more information.

Job fair: The CJX partners will sponsor a job fair from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bennington Firehouse on River Street. The event is free to all job seekers. More than 20 employers are scheduled to attend, including some of the largest employers in the area. Job seekers should dress in business attire and bring résumés to present to employers. For more information or to request an exhibitor table, please call your local Vermont Department of Labor office at 802-442-6376.


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

Friday, Nov. 6


Harvest dinner: Arlington Rescue Squad annual Harvest Dinner, Fisher Elementary School , 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year's home cooked menu will include Marty's famous autumn bisque soup, roast turkey, roast beef, Caesar salad, maple roasted carrots, roasted red potatoes, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for children under 10 (children under 6 eat free). There will also be a bucket raffle of items donated by local businesses. Proceeds will benefit the Arlington Rescue Squad. For more information or to buy meal and raffle tickets, call the squad at 375-6589 (You can also buy tickets at the door).


Theater: Bennington Community Theater will present "Arsenic and Old Lace" Today and Nov. 7. Both shows will be at 7 p.m. and be at the Oldcastle Theater. Tickets are$10. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Bennington Free Library. Tickets will be available at the door and can be reserved at

Web site workshop: From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Catamount Access Studio, CAT-TV will sponsor a basic course on "How to Build a Web Site". Presenters of the class will be Will Gardner, CAT-TV operations manager, and Alex Reichert, CAT-TV channel coordinator. The course is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops. To sign up for the class contact Darlene Young, outreach coordinator at 802-442-8868 or

Red Cross blood drive: VSECU at 194 North Street, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Book event: Northshire Bookstore. 7 p.m. Barry Moser, "We Were Brothers." Including fifteen of Moser's stunning drawings, this powerful true story captures the essence of sibling relationships--their complexities, contradictions, and mixed blessings.


Lego club: The Cheney Library will host a lego club on the first and third Fridays of the month for fifth and sixth graders. The fun will begin at 4 p.m with snacks and then building with our never-been-used set of Legos. Bring your imagination and build unique creations. Parents may ask the school to have the bus drop your child at the library and then you will pick him/her up at 5 p.m. The first Friday will be Nov. 6 followed by Nov. 20, Dec. 4, and Dec. 18.

Texas Hold'em: HAYC3 is offering Texas Hold'em at the HAYC3 Armory on the first and third Friday of each month. Newcomers and experienced players are all welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m., with play beginning at 6:30 p.m. The buy in is $35 with an option for a $10 add-on. For more information, call 518-686-9050 or visit the HAYC3 website

Saturday, Nov. 7


Annual dinner: Join the Arlington Legion for the annual membership dinner at 5 p.m. for cocktails and 6 p.m. for dinner. Active paid up members are free; guests are $10 each.


Spaghetti supper: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart St. Francis Parish Hall. Adults $8, children $5. To benefit the School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales.

Harvest Bazaar: The School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission. At the bazaar, enjoy our Second Time Around Tables, Delicious Home Baked Goods, Breakfast and Lunch, Book Sale, Arts & Crafts, Children's Items, Silent Auction, Bingo, and Raffles. Silent Auction and Big Money Raffle tickets will be sold until 7 p.m. An Italian Pasta Dinner will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. All Harvest Bazaar events will be held at the Sacred Heart St. Francis De Sales Parish Center 238 West Main Street. For further information contact SHSF school at 442-2446.


Northshire Bookstore: Chard deNiord, Vermont's next poet laureate, to read from his new book, "Interstate" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reading and Q&A followed by signing. HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.

Wreath auction: Over 35 decorative wreaths will be auctioned off to benefit the Friends of the Cheney Library. Preview hour begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception church hall on Main Street. The live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments, 50/50, library trivia, and live music will make for a fun filled evening. Come support the library and help the Friends of the Library purchase a stair lift which will allow patrons with mobility issues access the lower level. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 8

North Bennington

As a part of its 25th Anniversary Celebration as a scion society of The Baker Street Irregulars: The Baker Street Breakfast Club is having an exhibit of Sherlock Holmes posters and pictures at The Left Bank Gallery. The exhibit will run from Nov. 8 to Dec. 30. There will be an opening reception at The Left Bank on Nov. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. To see the exhibit, check The Left Bank calendar, to be sure that there is not a class in the gallery. The gallery is often open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. To see the exhibit on weekends or when the gallery may be closed, contact Sally Sugaman at or 802-447-7179.


Dollar Skate: Riley Rink at Hunter Park invites the community to a "Kids Dollar Skate" to benefit Long Trail School on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 for children 13 and under and $ for children 14 and up, skate rentals not included. Enjoy an afternoon of skating and a bake sale while supporting Long Trail School's 8th grade class trip to Montreal. This event is generously donated by The Perfect Wife restaurant and Spiral Press Café. For further information, contact Veronique de la Bruyere at or 802-867-5717, ext. 223.

Monday, Nov. 9


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.

Babysitter deadline: Pre-registration is required for babysitting class hosted by the American Red Cross at the Bennington Free Library on Nov. 14. Call the library at 802-442-9051 or email to register. Open to kids 11 and older. Class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 14. Training is free thanks to funding by the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation.

Mobile vet center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., CCV-Bennington, 324 Main Street. The Department of Veterans Affairs's Mobile Vet Center (MVC) will be visiting four CCV academic centers across the state. The Vet Center offers information on VA services, counseling for veterans and military families, and referrals to community agencies and service providers. All veterans and their families are welcome to visit the Mobile Vet Center.


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