Today's Calendar


Today, 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.

Veterans Day salute: At least 50 students from Molly Stark School in Bennington will be at Bennington Project Independence for a Veterans Day salute at 1 p.m. Bennington Project Independence is located at 614 Harwood Hill Road in Bennington. Please join us for this special event.

Tuesday, Nov. 10


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.

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 11


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.

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.

Native American film: Screening of "The Long Walk," a documentary of Native Americans marching to protest desecration of sacred sites and lands. Native American Month exhibition space, 520 Main Street next to Allegro Restaurant.

Veterans Day Parade: Line up is 10 a.m. at the former middle school on Main Street. Parade begins at 11 a.m. and will travel west to the Four Corners before turning onto North Street where it will end at the Vermont Veterans Home.


Scleroderma support group: The second Wednesday of every month the Scleroderma support group meets, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in Conference Room 3.

North Bennington

Village School honors veterans: At 2 p.m. all area veterans are invited to join us in all-school assembly where each class will present a piece about Veterans Day. This event will be held in the Village School of North Bennington gymnasium which can be accessed through School Street in North Bennington. For more information call 442-5955.

Thursday, Nov. 12


Legion meetings: Monthly join meetings of the American Legion Post 69, Sons Squadron 69 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69,American Legion Post 69 Arlington, 6 p.m. monthly meeting of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69, 7 p.m., monthly meeting of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 69 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.

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

Healthcare communication: SpeakSooner, Building Your Team & Navigating the System, a community program to help improve communication between patients and their families, friends and healthcare providers, will be presented at Oldcastle Theatre 331 Main Street from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public. The first of a series of SpeakSooner community education programs offered in Bennington by the Center for Communication in Medicine will include video of patients sharing their first hand experiences, a panel discussion and a question-and-answer segment. The panel includes Jan Martin Bopp, patient/patient-advocate; Rose-Marie Pelletier, caregiver; Dr. Orion Howard, medical oncologist; Dr. Allen Hutcheson, palliative care physician; Dr. John Hearst, primary care physician; and Celia Engel Bandman, medical humanist. Dr. Bernard Bandman will be the moderator.

North Bennington

Invention Convention: The community is invited to the Village School of North Bennington's annual Invention Convention, when students will show of their inventions and the inventive-thinking projects. It begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 442-5955.

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.


Sustainable living series: 7 p.m., Alan Benoit and Chris Cole will talk about the design and construction of the new Manchester Community Library. The Sustainable Living Series is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue in Manchester Center. For more information, contact the Library at 802-362-2607.

3D printer demo: Just what is a 3D printer and how does it work? Learn all abut this exciting technology from Renee and Jason Fishner of FISH3D Designs. Come to the YA Loft on from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and see Renee and Jason create unique jewelry and one-of-a-kind designs with their Makerbot Replicator 2X 3D printer. Build your own Scribblebot, a playful motorized contraption you can tinker and draw with. Take home a 3D printer creation all your own. In addition, 3D printed earrings and other original 3D printer jewelry items will be available for purchase. Pre-registration required Act now, space is limited. Call 802.549.4580 to register. Free program, open to the public. Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Avenue.


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

Friday, Nov. 13


Film: 7 p.m. film screening of "The Great Mystery" A documentary about Native American Spirituality and a "Talking Circle" to follow after film screening. Location: National Native American Month Exhibition Space, 520 Main Street next to Allegro Restaurant, Bennington, VT


Forum on TPP: Transition Town Manchester is hosting a public forum to educate the community about the proposed trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP. The forum will be held at Burr & Burton Academy in the Hunter Seminar Room at 7 p.m. The forum is free, and should last about an hour. Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben cannot attend in person but wanted to show his support by making a short video for us that will be shown at the forum.

Salem, N.Y.

Free Veterans Appreciation Dinner: Salem Community Fellowship is hosting a free dinner to honor all veterans, active duty military, and their families on 6 p.m., at 224 Main Street (The Central House building) in There will be a guest speaker and dinner will be served immediately following the message. For more information call 518-854-3208 or email us at


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