Today's Calendar


Monday, Nov. 23


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.

Blood Drive American Red Cross: at the American Legion, 225 Northside Drive:.Monday, Nov. 23, - 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Walk -in or for an appointment, visit or call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) The need for blood is ongoing, esp. during the holidays.

Tuesday, Nov. 24


Bereavement Support Group: The sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library. The group is for those that are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other. No registration is required and it is FREE. For more information, a brochure or current newsletter, please call 802-441-5562 or email or find us on Facebook. Thank you for your cooperation with informing our community of this support group to help those in need.

At Turning Point today: Women's Self-Esteem Group, 11 a.m. Meditation Group, 5 p.m.

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 1 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.

Free Women's Support Group: Make lifestyle changes such as reducing stress, and weight management. Build confidence in a judgement free environment. Every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Bennington Project Independence. Please call Tracy at 802-379-8339 for more information.

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.


"Why The '60s Still Matter": Green Mountain Academy welcomes rock critic, author and professor Richard Goldstein to talk about the legacy of the 1960s. No decade in the 20th century has a greater hold on the popular imagination than the 1960s do. The '60s, for all their power and mystique, did not succeed in producing a more equitable society, and the politics of America today are, if anything, far more conservative than they were 50 years ago. Why did the culture change so dramatically while the nation's politics moved in the opposite direction?. 5:30 – 7:00 pm, $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave. 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.


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

Wednesday, Nov. 25


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.

Healing Ancestral Wounds and Curses Talking Circle: Nov. 25th, Wed 7pm - Healing Ancestral Wounds and Curses Talking Circle, Devotions and Drum Tie. Bring a candle and a photo of a loved one who has passed and/or ancestor. Location: Aurora Natl Native American Month Exhibition Space, 522 Main St next to Allegro Restaurant.

Annual VFW Bake Sale: VFW Auxiliary of Bennington Post 1332 will hold its annual craft and bake sale: on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 11 a.m.. Looking for that special dish to compliment your Thanksgiving Dinner? We just may have what you need. Be sure to stop in to view all the fresh homemade treats we will have for purchase. All proceeds go toward our VFW Auxiliary projects to support or Veterans, their families and community. Have a craft you are passionate about, contact Sandra Hamilton at 802-447-7148 to reserve a table. All Donations can be dropped off before 11 a.m. on the 25th.


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