Weekend Briefing


April 19

Annual Easter egg hunt

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Parks and Recreation Department will hold an Easter Egg hunt at Upper Willow Park at 11 a.m. More than 6,000 eggs and other prizes. Bring hard boiled eggs to dye at the coloring station. The hunt is for ages two to ten. Age groups will be set off in 10-minute increments. Special guest appearance also. Bring your Easter baskets, plastic bags tear easily. The hunt will take place regardless of the weather.

Third Annual Easter egg hunt

ARLINGTON -- Arlington Community Church is sponsoring the community Easter egg hunt for kids ages 2 to 10, on Saturday, April 19, at Arlington Recreation Park. We will be meeting at the Lion's Pavilion at 1 p.m. Come enjoy the free fun sponsored by Arlington Community Church. For more information contact Pastor Tim Snyder at 518-677-2504 or tsnyderaa@hotmail.com.

Pure yoga with Peter Rizzo

BENNINGTON -- The Yoga Place in Bennington is offering Pure Yoga/Divine Yoga with Peter Rizzo from 9 to 11:15 a.m. at 532 Main St. Rizzo teaches yoga in the Jivamukti, or bliss, style and is a master teacher. The cost is $35 at the door or by donation. To register or for more information, call 802-447-0393 or visit www.benningtonyoga.com.

Williams concert: ‘Sextet'

WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Percussion Ensemble in a concert titled "Sextet" on Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus.

This free event is open to the public.

"Sextet" features two recent works for percussion trio, and Steve Reich's masterpiece Sextet for percussion and keyboards.

Chapin Hall is located at 54 Chapin Hall Drive on the Williams College campus.

Bennington Battle Monument season opens

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Battle Monument at 15 Monument Circle in Old Bennington opens for the season on Saturday, April 19. Looking for something to do with the family on Easter Weekend? Little ones (12 and under) can look for hidden eggs on the grounds and everyone can see Spring's arrival from the observation floor. The egg hunts will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, ending when all eggs are gone. Inside selected eggs will be free passes to the Monument. Some of the eggs will have surprise gifts.

The Monument and gift shop will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 31.

Scenic vistas of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York, are seen from the observation level high within the Monument. The observation level is accessible by elevator. Admission to the Monument is $5 for adults, $1 for children (ages six through 14), children five years and under are free, as are scheduled school groups. Tickets to the Monument can be purchased in the gift shop, where a fine selection of quality merchandise relating to the 1777 battle and the Monument, along with gifts for children, Vermont maple products, books and much more are offered.

Events for the season include the annual Climb of Your Life that is sponsored by the American Lung Association on June 7, Flag Day for children on June 14, and the annual July Fourth reading of the Declaration of Independence. Bennington Battle Day will be celebrated on the weekend of Aug. 16-17 with an encampment featuring cannons and re-enactors; the Battle Day 5k road race and children's fun run take place on Saturday, Aug. 16. Further information and a complete calendar of events are available online at www.historicsites.vermont.org/bennington, visit Vermont State Historic Sites on Facebook or call 802-447-0550.

Farmers' market

BENNINGTON -- The last Bennington Farmers' Market of the indoor season will be held at the First Baptist Church, 600 Main St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. Pick up vegetables, cheeses and other dairy products, eggs and meats, baked goods, jams and maple syrup, specialty items, and lots of arts and crafts -- all produced locally. Students from Bennington College will help us prepare to celebrate Earth Day. And enjoy music by Bud Mattison and friends. Additional parking is available behind the church. The 2014 outdoor market season kicks off on May 3 at River Park near the Bennington Station. For more information see www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org.

April 20

Legion bingo

BENNINGTON -- 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.

Easter egg hunt

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- There will be an Easter egg hunt at All Saints Church, N.Y. Route 7, at 11 a.m., immediately following the 9:30 service. This event is free. All are welcome.


Dorset Church rummage sale

DORSET -- The Dorset Church Rummage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 26. Now is the time to clean out things you no longer use or need: Clean, serviceable spring and summer clothing, jewelry, purses, kitchen and household items, houseplants, tools, sports gear, garden equipment, small appliances, and books will be accepted at the church on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, April 22-24 from 8:30-4 p.m. Larger items such as furniture, tables, chairs, etc., may be accepted by approval. Contact Sandi Hedman at 802-362-1459 or sandihedman@yahoo.com to discuss.

Please no computers, TVs, stereos or large appliances -- we suggest you contact Habitat for Humanity at 802-367-1000 about donating these items to their "Shires Re-Sale Store."

Caps For Sale puppet show

WILLIAMSTOWN -- On Tuesday, April 22 at 2 p.m., the PuppeTree, a Vermont theater workshop and puppet company, will present a production of Caps For Sale at the Milne Public Library, at 1095 Main St. The free puppet show is appropriate for all ages. Feel free to wear your favorite crazy hat to the performance. Call 413-458-5369 for more information.


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