Today's Calendar


Today, 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

How to prepare for conversations with your healthcare providers: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. "SpeakSooner Building Your Team & Navigating the System," a community program to help improve communication between patients and their families, caregivers, friends, and healthcare providers, will be presented at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street. The presentation is free and open to the public. The Center for Communication in Medicine presentation includes a panel with Jan Martin Bopp, patient; 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. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Difficult Conversations Toolkit. Space is limited, so please RSVP: or call 802-442-5800.

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

Saturday, Nov. 14


Time exchange: Hour for Our Community Time Exchange orientation, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Bennington Free Library. Come and find out what Hour for Our Community is all about. Call 802-379-5951 for more information.

Mammography day: For patient convenience, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center's Women's Imaging Center will offer screening mammograms from 8 a.m. to noon in the Medical Office Building, Suite 206. A provider's referral is required. Anyone needing financial assistance, those who are uninsured or who have prohibitively high deductibles, may apply for funding though a Komen for the Cure VT-NH grant. For more information, call 802-440-4244. A representative from Ladies First, a Vermont Department of Health program that helps eligible women get breast, cervical and heart health screenings, will be there as well. After obtaining an order from your primary care physician or OB/Gyn, call 802-447-5541, ext. 2 to schedule.

Documentary: "Into the Circle," a documentary of American Indian Pow Wow tradition, regalia, drumming and songs. Filmmaker Sandy Rhoades and his friends will be present for a short presentation on pow wow dress and for a Q & A session. 1 p.m. at National Native American Month Exhibition Space, 520 Main Street next to Allegro Restaurant.

Reception: 4 p.m. Special Photo Ruben Snake & Ho-Chunk Photography Exhibit with special guest, Dr. Ben Huerth, Indian health physician and Ho-Chunk tribal member. Memorial Hall at the Southern Vermont College Mansion and Everett Theater also at the mansion.

Film screening: "Salmon River Crossing." 5 p.m.ESPN special news segments on Mohawk Girls LaCross Team. Several Mohawk Girls team members and their families will be present for Q & A after film screening. Southern Vermont College Mansion in the Everett Theater.


Book sale: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Solomon Wright Public Library. Donations are being accepted now during regular scheduled library hours of books/media in almost new condition. Paperbacks and hardbacks of fiction and non-fiction and children's books are welcome, especially ones published within last one to three years. If you would like to assist organizing for the sale do contact the library to sign up for a few hours scheduled during the two weeks before the event. There will be great bargains for winter reads and favorite authors to share with friends and relatives. The library is located at 97 Main Street. Call 802-823-5400 for more information.

Salem, N.Y.

Gardenworks open house: Meg and Rob Southerland will share ideas for making the holidays a beautiful and delicious time of year. Enjoy free hot apple cider while learning how to take your holiday entertaining to the next level. At 10 a.m. Rob Southerland, Gardenworks resident cheesemonger, will demonstrate how to create a holiday cheeseboard for parties and family gatherings, with tips on pairing cheese with condiments that accent their flavors. Taste free samples as part of the demo. At 2 p.m. Meg Southerland will lead a holiday decorating demonstration. For further information 518-854-3250 or visit them on the web at

Sunday, Nov. 15


Grange breakfast: Battenkill Grange #487 will hold a Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Bailey Hall on Ice Pond Road. The menu includes pancakes, real maple syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits with coffee, milk and juice. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. For more information call Lillian Wood at 802-375-2518


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.

Historical Society meeting: Bennington Historical Society Meetings are normally held the third Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m in the Ada Paresky Education Center located on the second floor of the Bennington Museum. This week, it will host Richard and John Polhemus. The brothers will talk about their book Stark: The Life and Wars of John Stark, a biography of the cantankerous Revolutionary War soldier and hero of the Battle of Bennington, Brigadier General John Stark.

Inner journeying: Jennifer Axinn-Weiss will be featured in an "Interactive Exploration Beyond Time" at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 108 School Street. This will be a group adventure in the art of Inner journeying. Jennifer will share her experiences in the art of inner journeying followed by a guided process and discussion. A $10 donation is requested but not required. Jennifer will be available for private and group sessions. Lisa Carton, a local therapist will be assisting. For more information contact Jerry Byrd at 802-681-7598 or 802-379-8757, or at

Sage City Symphony: 4 p.m. Greenwall Auditorium, Bennington College. Conducted by Michael Finckel, music director. Admission is free. Sage City Symphony will present its first concert of the season, featuring Tchaikovsky's first Symphony and Dvorak's Concerto for cello and orchestra. The concert will be preceded by the annual silent auction, so patrons are encouraged to arrive early in order to place their bids.

Monday, Nov. 16


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.


Senior luncheon: The Northshire Seniors will be have a homemade soup and sandwich luncheon at St. Paul's Catholic Church hall noon. This luncheon is provided by the Board of Directors and is open to all seniors in the area. We will have a 50/50 raffle. Also we will have Courtney Callo as our guest speaker.

Tuesday, Nov. 17


Solid waste meeting: The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance will hold its next meeting 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Arlington Town Hall, Route 7A. Representatives from Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford will be meeting to discuss solid waste management issues, and the public is invited to attend. Contact Michael Batcher at 802-442-0713 x 2 or if you have questions.


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.


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.


Annual meeting: The Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging hosts annual meeting and open house. 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. board meeting, 11 a.m. to noon open house, SVCOA Administrative Office, 1085 Route 4 East, refreshments will be served, RSVP at 802-786-5990.


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