Today's Calendar


Today, Nov. 6


Harvest dinner: Arlington Rescue Squad annual Harvest Dinner, Fisher Elementary School , 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This year's home cooked menu will include Marty's famous autumn bisque soup, roast turkey, roast beef, Caesar salad, maple roasted carrots, roasted red potatoes, dessert and beverages. Tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for children under 10 (children under 6 eat free). There will also be a bucket raffle of items donated by local businesses. Proceeds will benefit the Arlington Rescue Squad. For more information or to buy meal and raffle tickets, call the squad at 375-6589 (You can also buy tickets at the door).


Theater: Bennington Community Theater will present "Arsenic and Old Lace" Today and Nov. 7. Both shows will be at 7 p.m. and be at the Oldcastle Theater. Tickets are$10. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Bennington Free Library. Tickets will be available at the door and can be reserved at

Web site workshop: From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Catamount Access Studio, CAT-TV will sponsor a basic course on "How to Build a Web Site". Presenters of the class will be Will Gardner, CAT-TV operations manager, and Alex Reichert, CAT-TV channel coordinator. The course is free and open to all. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops. To sign up for the class contact Darlene Young, outreach coordinator at 802-442-8868 or

Red Cross blood drive: VSECU at 194 North Street, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Music: Tret Fure, a major voice in the women's music movement, will perform at Bennington's Meetinghouse Café from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fure is a singer, songwriter and independent music producer. The Meetinghouse Café is at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School Street. Information is available at Tickets are $15; $10 for students. Info at


Book event: Northshire Bookstore. 7 p.m. Barry Moser, "We Were Brothers." Including fifteen of Moser's stunning drawings, this powerful true story captures the essence of sibling relationships--their complexities, contradictions, and mixed blessings.


Lego club: The Cheney Library will host a lego club on the first and third Fridays of the month for fifth and sixth graders. The fun will begin at 4 p.m with snacks and then building with our never-been-used set of Legos. Bring your imagination and build unique creations. Parents may ask the school to have the bus drop your child at the library and then you will pick him/her up at 5 p.m. The first Friday will be Nov. 6 followed by Nov. 20, Dec. 4, and Dec. 18.

Texas Hold'em: HAYC3 is offering Texas Hold'em at the HAYC3 Armory on the first and third Friday of each month. Newcomers and experienced players are all welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m., with play beginning at 6:30 p.m. The buy in is $35 with an option for a $10 add-on. For more information, call 518-686-9050 or visit the HAYC3 website

Saturday, Nov. 7


Annual dinner: Join the Arlington Legion for the annual membership dinner at 5 p.m. for cocktails and 6 p.m. for dinner. Active paid up members are free; guests are $10 each.


Spaghetti supper: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart St. Francis Parish Hall. Adults $8, children $5. To benefit the School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales.

Harvest Bazaar: The School of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., with free admission. At the bazaar, enjoy our Second Time Around Tables, Delicious Home Baked Goods, Breakfast and Lunch, Book Sale, Arts & Crafts, Children's Items, Silent Auction, Bingo, and Raffles. Silent Auction and Big Money Raffle tickets will be sold until 7 p.m. An Italian Pasta Dinner will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 12. All Harvest Bazaar events will be held at the Sacred Heart St. Francis De Sales Parish Center 238 West Main Street. For further information contact SHSF school at 442-2446.


Northshire Bookstore: Chard deNiord, Vermont's next poet laureate, to read from his new book, "Interstate" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Reading and Q&A followed by signing. HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.

Wreath auction: Over 35 decorative wreaths will be auctioned off to benefit the Friends of the Cheney Library. Preview hour begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception church hall on Main Street. The live auction starts at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments, 50/50, library trivia, and live music will make for a fun filled evening. Come support the library and help the Friends of the Library purchase a stair lift which will allow patrons with mobility issues access the lower level. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 8

North Bennington

As a part of its 25th Anniversary Celebration as a scion society of The Baker Street Irregulars: The Baker Street Breakfast Club is having an exhibit of Sherlock Holmes posters and pictures at The Left Bank Gallery. The exhibit will run from Nov. 8 to Dec. 30. There will be an opening reception at The Left Bank on Nov. 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. Everyone is invited. To see the exhibit, check The Left Bank calendar, to be sure that there is not a class in the gallery. The gallery is often open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. To see the exhibit on weekends or when the gallery may be closed, contact Sally Sugaman at or 802-447-7179.


Dollar Skate: Riley Rink at Hunter Park invites the community to a "Kids Dollar Skate" to benefit Long Trail School on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 for children 13 and under and $ for children 14 and up, skate rentals not included. Enjoy an afternoon of skating and a bake sale while supporting Long Trail School's 8th grade class trip to Montreal. This event is generously donated by The Perfect Wife restaurant and Spiral Press Café. For further information, contact Veronique de la Bruyere at or 802-867-5717, ext. 223.

Monday, 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.

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.


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