Today's Calendar


Today, 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.

Thursday, Nov. 26


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

All Recovery meeting: 11 a.m. Turning Point Center


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, Nov. 27


All Recovery meeting: 4 p.m. Turning Point Center

Artist reception: Timothy James Shay. 7 p.m. Shay will present and share his work and tribal history, National Native American Month exhibition space, 520 Main Street, next to Allegro

Thanksgiving Art Camp: Fiddlehead at Four Corners art gallery is offering three days of art enrichment for grades 1-6. Students will experience the best of Fiddlehead's classes rolled into one. Projects will include painting, ceramics, Lego architecture, Lego Star Wars, cupcake decorating, and much more. November 27-29 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Snacks are provided, students bring lunch from home. The cost of the camp is $75. Please call 802-379-8703 to register or email for more information.

Saturday, Nov. 28


Film screening: "One Heart, One Spirit," 7 p.m. featuring Director John Pritchard. The documentary follows Wampanoag elder, Ken Little Hawk as he travels to Australia and engages in a cross cultural Indigenous dialogue and sharing with one of Australia's oldest tribal cultures and peoples! Location: Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane, off Route 9.


Classical music concert: Composers Franz Joseph Haydn, Sergei Rachmaninov, Luigi Boccherini and Steven Dankner will visit Dorset for Manchester Music Festival's annual post-Thanksgiving Day concert at the Dorset Church. The concert starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $8 for students. MMF Quartet members are Deborah Buck and Joana Genova, violins; Ariel Rudiakov, viola; and Benjamin Capps, cello. Tickets are available at 802-362-1956, Northshire Bookstore, or at


The Poet is In: Northshire Bookstore, 2 p.m. Members of the Gossamer Stone Poets Group are bringing the joyful tradition of "The Poet Is In" to our community. If you would like a poem written just for you, all you have to do is present yourself at The Poet Is In booth, and one of the poets will write it, "write" then and there, in that inspired moment. You'll get it printed out at the store on paper fit for a frame or a keepsake. The 5ยข Lucy jar will be out for free will donations which will benefit Northshire Bookstore's Book Angels Program, getting new books to children who mightn't otherwise receive them at Christmas.


Musical: "Good God, Why?" at Memorial Hall. showings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday showing is 1 p.m.. Also appearing Saturday is singer/songwriter Juliet Wright at 5 p.m. Come experience a musical that will honestly help you to connect to the piece of your life that has kept you from moving forward, Blazing Humor that helps us laugh at the insanity of it all, and the Hope that keeps us trusting there's more to life than this. Foot tapping music that will stay in your mind for days. Internationally Acclaimed Blues and Gospel Singer/Songwriter Robin O'Herin. Suggested Donation of $10.00.

Sunday, Nov. 29


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.

Monday, Dec. 1


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.

Turning Point: Making Recovery Easier meeting, noon.


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