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Saturday, Nov. 14

Bennington

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.

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 byrdnestv@gmail.com.

POWNAL

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.

EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y.

A craft/vendor fair and lunch: with homemade soup and sandwhiches will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Bridge Methodist Church on Route 67.

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 www.gardenworksfarm.com.

Sunday, Nov. 15

ARLINGTON

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

BENNINGTON

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.

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

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.

MANCHESTER

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

Arlington

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 mbatcher@bcrcvt.org if you have questions.

BENNINGTON

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.

Celebrate Recovery: A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program, find healing from hurts, hangups and habits. Group meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Every third Tuesday is a potluck/meeting at 6 p.m. Held at 115 Hillside St. at the Second Congregational Church. For more information, contact Peter Grimes at 518-677-5414 or Christina Ryan at 631-559-1594.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.

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

MANCHESTER

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 www.meetup.com/Southern-VT-Entrepreneur-Small-Business- Networking-Group.

Rutland

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

BENNINGTON

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 www.benningtonyoga.com.

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.

Potluck: Community Potluck Talking Circle Regarding a Bennington Wisdom Council, 6 p.m. at National Native American Month Exhibition Space, 520 Main Street next to Allegro restaurant.

MANCHESTER

Film: Screening of "Thank you for You Service," a documentary about veteran suicides and PTSD. 6:30 p.m. at the Village Picture Shows Cinema. Reception to follow at VFW Post 6471 at 280 Depot Street. Director Tom Donahue will be on hand to talk about the film and answer questions. Tickets are $10 for veterans with a valid U.S. Military ID and their family, and $15 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased at Village Picture Show's box office at 263 Depot Street. For more information, call Michael at 802-768-8498 or email him at michael@eonscreative.com.

Thursday, Nov. 19

BENNINGTON

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

Emergency planning: Local Emergency Planning Committee 7 will hold a meeting from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Bennington Project Independence, 614 Harwood Hill Road. Please contact Allison Strohl at 802-442-0713 x 7 or alangsdale@bcrcvt.org if you have any questions.

NORTH BENNINGTON

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.

POWNAL

Bingo: The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal will host bingo at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 20

BENNINGTON

Dance circle: Come shake your tail feathers at Nataraja, a monthly gathering for the local dance community at The Yoga Place in Bennington, 532 Main Street, over Panache. Nataraja was created out of a desire from and for dancers of any shape, size and ability to have a safe and fun place to find their artistic expression. Talking is kept to a minimum. Please bring your water bottle. Please, no alcohol or mind-altering substances. Each person is encouraged to make a $5 donation, with the proceeds to be donated to Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services. Music is eclectic and will vary each month. All dancers welcomed to help create an all-inclusive and tight-knit dance community. Please call 802-442-5331 for more information.

Native American presentation: One World Conservation Center, Route 7, 10 a.m., for children, youth, and families. Fidel Moreno, award winning ethnographic documentary filmmaker will share local Native American history and cultural materials associated with tribal cultures of the tri-state region. Fidel will also bring the Healing Winds big medicine Pow Wow drum and facilitate round dance friendship dances.

Film screening: "Red Fury," a story about a Navajo boy that is separated from his family and is taken in by a local rancher. Noon, at One World Conservation Center. Please RSVP for lunch. 802-447-7419.

Photo reception: Special Reception for the Jones Blackfeet Photo Exhibit. 6 p.m. at National Native American Month Exhibition Space, 520 Main Street next to Allegro restaurant. Francis "Shep" Jones will tell the story of how his grandfather was the engineer for the electrical locomotive that went through Blackfeet tribal lands and the Blackfeet tribe honored him by adopting him as a tribal member and presented him with a traditional chief's war bonnet.

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y.

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.

Shaftsbury

Diabetes screening: The NorShaft Lions are offering free diabetes screening from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Methodist Church.

Saturday, Nov. 21

BENNINGTON

SVC open house: Southern Vermont College will host its second Fall Open House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to learn about the College's programs of study, athletics, campus life, scholarships, and financial aid. The event includes tours of campus with laboratory demonstrations in the Healthcare Education Center.

Film screening: "We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For," 6 p.m. National Native American Month Exhibition Space, 520 Main Street next to Allegro restaurant. The short film is based on the Hopi Prophecies, produced and directed by Fidel Moreno. Talking Circle to follow regarding Bennington After School program, "A Seat at the Table," a youth and family healing and empowerment project.

Pittsfield, Mass.

Concert: The Berkshire Concert Choir presents "Mozart" with choir and soloists. Paula Nuss, artistic director; Nancy King, organ; Aurora Cooper, piano; Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students, children twelve and under are free. Tickets will be available at the door or from choir members. Info: call 413-442-6120, or visit www.BerkshireConcertChoir.org.

Sunday, Nov. 22

BENNINGTON

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.

Organist recital: 3 p.m., Donald McMahon, organist for the Catholoic community of Bennington, will perform a free recital at the organ of Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church at 238 West Main Street. Free to the public, program will include compositions by Charles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henri Mulet, Leon Boellmann, and Marcel Dupre. McMahon will also perform two movements from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite. All facilities at the church are accessible to those with special needs and convenient parking is available.

Manchester

Film screening: "They Shall Have Music," 10: 30 a.m. at Village Picture Shows. The film is a heart-warming story of an underprivileged boy who attends a music school on the verge of bankruptcy, and convinces violin virtuoso Jascha Heifetz to perform to raise money for the school. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for students and kids. All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund of the Michael Rudiakov Music Academy. For more information on Manchester Music Festival's concerts and programs visit www.mmfvt.org or call 802-362-1956.

Monday, Nov. 23

BENNINGTON

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.


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