Today's Calendar


Today, 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.

Veterans appreciation dinner: Bennington Lions present Veterans Appreciation Dinner, Mount Anthony Country Club starting at 6:30 p.m. Members are asked to invite friends and relatives who are veterans to the dinner. The Aladdins will provide some musical entertainment. The guest speakers are Rob Raffone and Chuck Sedden who will discuss their work with the Purple Pride organization. For information please contact Lion Kathy at 802-442-4033.


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

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: The Battenkill Grange holds a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Bailey Hall, annex to the Federated Church, on Ice Pond Road the third Sunday of the month. Adults $6, children under 12 are free. 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.


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