Weekend Briefing


April 5

Tag, bag, and bake sale

EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y. -- There will be a tag, bag, and bake sale plus Easter candy sale on April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Bridge Methodist Church.

'Blueprints to wellbeing' workshop

MANCHESTER CENTER -- The collaborative of practitioners at Equinox Healing Therapies will offer their Blueprints to Wellbeing Spring Edition on Saturday, April 5. Have you ever wondered about alternative wellness choices for your lifestyle, stress, aromatherapy, and relationships? Here's your chance to hear from four practitioners on these topics. Starting at 9:30 a.m., "Let's Get it Started" with a lifestyle workshop led by Alice Cale, CHC. At 11 a.m. Kathy Williams, CSMS of Honor Wellness, will present "Keep Calm and Just Respond," followed by Janette Conlon, life enhancement coach and psychosynthesis guide, at 12:30 p.m. with "Relationship between Mothers and Daughters." Rev. Claire Longtin North, MSS, MFA will round out the day with "Aromatherapy: Holistic Healing with Essential Oils" at 2 p.m.

Cost for one or more of the presentations, $30 Day Pass or $10 for one session. Light refreshments will be served. Call 802-362-3911, ext. 3, for reservations or more information. Equinox Healing Therapies is located at 5053 Main St. Visit www.equinoxhealingtherapies.com for event details.

Come-unity pancake breakfast

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The creative cooks at St. Luke's will be offering a full pancake breakfast the first morning of the Tour of the Battenkill Bike Race, Saturday, April 5, from 7 to 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy pancakes, eggs soufflé, hash browns, sausage, coffee and juice. In the spirit of community this is a free breakfast. St. Luke's is located directly behind the Rice Mansion on St. Luke's Place. The breakfast will be held in the white house next to the church.

St. Mary's Academy spring auction

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- St. Mary's Academy will be having its annual Spring Auction on Saturday, April 5. There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction hosted by Ron Seifert, Hoosick Falls auctioneer. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a preview of the items, and the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. Come enjoy a light fare and cash bar while supporting a great cause. Note this is a 21 and older event. We have many fabulous items to present once again, including: beautiful jewelry including Ed Levin pieces; an autographed Toby Keith picture; inside tickets to the sold out July 4th James Taylor concert; American Girl Doll (Kit); Dream Again Refresh Sleep System mattress (King size) by WCW; 2 George VanHook paintings; Coach bag; a trip to Martha's Vineyard; a scoreboard that once hung in the SMA gym; precious classroom projects; and more.

Free laughter yoga workshop

BENNINGTON -- Come to a free laughter yoga workshop facilitated by Sue Sweeney and Rose Marie Pelletier from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, at The Yoga Place, 532 Main St. Laughter Yoga helps break old habit patterns, change the mood, strengthen the immune system, reduce hypertension and prevent illnesses like heart disease, depression and other ailments. To register, call 802-447-0393 or visit www.benningtonyoga.com.

Mother and daughter art exhibit

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- A mother/daughter exhibit will be on display for the month of April at the David and Joyce Milne Public Library in Williamstown. She will host an artist's reception on Saturday, April 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome. Damia is a photographer whose work is mostly of plants and then Marilyn paints from them in oils. For more information or to reserve exhibit space, please contact Pat McLeod, library director at 413-458-5369 or pmcleod@williamstown.net.

Spaghetti dinner benefit

ARLINGTON -- There will be a spaghetti dinner with a live auction to follow on April 5 at 5 p.m. to benefit Hailey Willette at the American Legion Post 69. There will be door prizes, and a 50/50 raffle; donations accepted. Children under 12 years old, $5; Adults, $10. For more information, call 413-346-7047.

Farmers market

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Farmers' Market winter season continues at the First Baptist Church, 600 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.

Master Gardeners will be on hand with tips on gardening and seed starting. Enjoy music by Blueberry Buckle, an eclectic dad-and-daughters trio. Additional parking is available behind the church.

The final winter's market will be held April 19. For more information, visit www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org.

Public meeting on taser use

BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Law Enforcement Advisory Board is holding a public meeting at the Bennington Firehouse on Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to noon to solicit comments from the public regarding law enforcement use of CEWs and a statewide policy.

April 6


POWNAL -- The Pownal Valley Seniors will be holding bingo at 1 p.m. at the Pownal Center Firehouse. There will be a progressive jackpot and free lunch.

Restorative yoga workshop

BENNINGTON -- Come to a restorative yoga workshop on Sunday, April 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Yoga Place, 532 Main St. Restorative Yoga is a passive form of yoga in which bolsters, blankets, and other props are used to facilitate fully supported poses for total boday healing in conscious and purposefull rest. It is a great practice for the overactive mind and/or body and for healing old injuries by guiding one to a place of deep relaxation and letting go. Facilitated by Laura Nash, the free is $18 pre-registered by April 2, or $25 at the door. To register or for more information, call 802-447-0393 or visit www.benningtonyoga.com.

Bennington VFW breakfast

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington VFW Post 1332, 137 North St., hosts a senior breakfast on the first Sunday of the month beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing "until gone." Donation: $5. Call 802-442-9857 with questions.

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.

Concert at the Veterans' Home

BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Veterans' Home is honored to have Blue's Sanctuary perform for our veterans free of charge in the Main Dining Room at 1:30 p.m.


CAT-TV's annual scholarship

BENNINGTON -- Catamount Access Television is seeking applicants for the Chester A. Hickok Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship was established by CAT-TV in 2009 to honor Chester Hickok who gave much of himself to CAT-TV and our community.

It will be awarded to a student who, after their high school graduation, will be enrolled in an accredited college or university.

The ideal candidate must demonstrate the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and/or analytical mind exemplified Hickok.

This scholarship is meant to support a student who aims to further their education in film, video production and/or communications by helping to defray the cost of college.

The $500 award is available to graduating seniors who live in Bennington, North Bennington, Woodford, Shaftsbury or Pownal. The application and all supporting documentation must be mailed or delivered to Lisa Byer at CAT-TV, 625 Main St., no later than May 5, 2014. Applications may be obtained from the Guidance Office at Mount Anthony Union High School, the Southwest Career Development Center, and Grace Christian School.

Applications will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and the recipient will be announced at the year-end awards program.


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions