Weekend Calendar

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SATURDAY

COMMUNITY

Bennington Moose:
Craft and Bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 916 Main St., Bennington.

Craft Fair: Stamford Senior Craft Fair and auction, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stamford Elementary School, Main Road, Stamford.

Farmers Market: Fresh vegetables, food and crafts with live music by Ransom Notes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riverwalk on Depot Street, Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Central School PTA: Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hoosick Falls Central School, 21187 NY-22, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Hoosick Area Church Association: HACA Volunteer and Community Partners Appreciation Brunch, with keynote speaker Natasha Pernicka, 10 a.m. to noon, First United Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Northshire Bookstore: Doggy Days, celebrate Pokey Little Puppy's 75th birthday, 1 p.m.; authors Peter Zheutlin and Jesse Freidan present "Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us about Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things, and Finding Shelter: Portraits of Love, Healing, and Survival," 2 p.m.; Second Chance Animal Center adoption clinic, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife: With the Batten Kill Watershed CISMA hold a workshop for landowners on invasive species, 9:30 a.m., 1703 Main St., Manchester.

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light: "Building Local Resilience-Inspiring Local Climate Action," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester.

FILM

Bennington Battlefield:
Screening of WCNY's documentary "Hallowed Ground: America's Forgotten Battlefields," 6 p.m., 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

KID STUFF

American Legion Auxiliary 69:
Children's Halloween Party, 1-3 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

McCullough Free Library: Tales for Tots story and play group, 10:30 a.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.

LITERARY

Cheney Library:
Writing Family Stories workshop, 10 a.m. to noon, 73 Classic St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Register: 518-686-9401.

Northshire Bookstore: Thrillerfest featuring authors Lynne and Valerie Constantine, Cate Holahand, Eric Rickstad, Riley Sager, Wendy Walker and Jeffrey Diamond, 7 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Stamford Community Library: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 996 Main Road, Stamford.

MUSIC

Rock N Brews Concert Series:
Lannen, In Good Nature and Anyone Anyway perform, doors open at 7 p.m., Southern Vermont College, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington.

THEATER

GMALL:
National Theatre Live screening of "Obsession," $18-$12, 3 p.m., Burr and Burton's Riley Center, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.



SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

Legion bingo:
For ages 14 and up, doors open at 4:30 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m., American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, Bennington.

Craft Fair: Stamford Senior Craft Fair and auction, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stamford Elementary School, Main Road, Stamford.

LITERARY

Vermont Reads:
Poetry Salon, poets and poetry lovers read favorite poems from "Brown Girl Dreaming," 4 p.m., Equinox Village, 49 Maple St., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

GMALL:
Into the Recorder: A Musical Mosaic Through Time eight-week workshop, learn and play instruments in the recorder family, $90, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy Riley Center, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester. Register: 802-867-0111.

Oldcastle Theatre Company: "A Colonial Gathering," concert, 2 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington.

South Street Cafe: Jazz Brunch with Banulis and Miller, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a jam session open to additional artists from 1 to 2 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.



MONDAY

COMMUNITY

Earth Matters:
Divest the Globe vigil, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., TD Bank, Bonnet St., Manchester.

Elks hosts bingo: Bingo, $1,000 jackpot and 31 games for $13, doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7 p.m., at the Bennington Elks, 125 Washington Ave., Bennington.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Bennington Free Clinic:
Clinic hours 10 a.m. to noon, 121 Depot St., Bennington. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700; drop-ins will not be seen.

Buddhist Meditation Group: Buddhist meditation and teachings with Roger Guest , 7 to 9 p.m. Locations and information: Harda at 802-447-7065.

Southern Vermont Health Care: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors, 5 p.m., Conference Room C, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

Turning Point Center:
All Recovery, a support group that welcomes people on all pathways to recovery, 4 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m.; Al-Anon Beginners at 6:30 p.m.; Al-Anon for anyone whose life is affected by someone else's drinking or substance abuse, free, anonymous, confidential, 7 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

Qigong: Healing circle with Spring Forest Qigong certified instructor Tracy Purdy-Martin, 5 to 5:45 p.m. at Eastwick Physical Therapy, Route 7, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Information: Tracy, 802-379-8339 or tpurdymartin@gmail.com.

MUSIC

Open Mic Night: South Street Cafe, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.

THEATER

Dorset Players: Auditions for winter show, 6:30 to 9 p.m., 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. Information: 802-867-5570.



TUESDAY

COMMUNITY

Bennington Poverty Work Group:
Renters 101, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington. Register: 802-442-6934.

Bennington Senior Center: Painting, 9 a.m. to noon; Walking aerobics, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Games, 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Ukulele, 10:30; Belly Dancing, 5 to 7:30 p.m.; Statewide Health Insurance Assistance Program presents Medicare Workshop, 1-2:30 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Green Mountain RSVP:
Nonprofit fair, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Community Room at the Vermont Department of Health, 324 Main St., Bennington.

Small Business Networking Group: Group meeting, 9 a.m., Cafe Commons at Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. Join: meetup.com/Southern-VT-Entrepreneur-Small-Business- Networking-Group.

Thrift Store Hours: Bygone Boutique, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 404 Houghton Lane, Bennington. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Celebrate Recovery:
Bennington Celebrate Recovery meets, all welcome, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington. Every third Tuesday is a potluck event that starts at 5:45 p.m. Information: Peter and Pauline Grimes, 518-677-5414.

Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free gentle yoga for cancer survivors, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room C, Southern Vermont Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. Information: Jane Schaeffer, 802-447-0393 or benningtonyoga.com.

Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous meets, 5:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington.

Peer Support Group Meeting: NAMI Vermont Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals living with mental illness, noon, United Counseling Services, 316 Dewey St., Bennington.

Southern Vermont Medical Center:
Recipe Makeover and tasting party, 6-7:30 p.m., Employee Cafeteria, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington. Register: svhealthcare.org/recipemakeover.

Turning Point Center: Women's self-esteem group, 11 a.m; Meditation group, 5 p.m.; Hand in Hand recovery meeting, a facilitated meeting where family members in recovery come together with persons in recovery from substance abuse, 6 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

Yoga Classes:
Manchester Parks and Recreation holds yoga classes for all levels, includes meditation, breathing techniques, and postures on the mat, $10, 9 to 10 a.m. in the Activity Room at the Park House at the Dana Thompson Memorial Park, 340 Recreation Park Road, Manchester Center. Mats are available and drop-ins are welcome. Information: 802-362-1439.

HISTORY

GMALL:
"A Tale of Three Gunboats: Preserving the Revolutionary War Gunboat Spitfire" with Art Cohn, $20, 5:30 p.m., Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester. Register: 802-867-0111.

KID STUFF

Cheney Library: S
torytime for preschoolers and their caregivers, 10 a.m., 73 Classic St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Manchester Community Library:
Storytime for infants up to preschool age, followed by craft time, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

LITERARY

Manchester Community Library:
The Cook by the Book discussion group, 2 p.m., 138 Manchester Ave., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

South Street Cafe:
Live piano music featuring Rakia Montane, 3 to 4 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.

THEATER

Dorset Players: Auditions for winter show, 6:30 to 9 p.m., 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. Information: 802-867-5570.



WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

Bennington Senior Center: Zumba Gold, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Movie showing from 1 to 3 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Educator Professional Development:
Join VT Child Care Industry and Careers Council and Building Bright Futures early childhood education seminar, 6:30 to 8 p.m., the Barn at the Old First Church, 1 Monument Circle, Bennington.

Manchester Community Library:
Lizzy Lindenberg and Michelle Emery lead lively conversation en francais, 6 to 7 p.m.; Erica Marthage discusses kids and cyber safety, 5:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Southern Vermont Health Care:
Qi Gong class for cancer survivors, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Conference Room C, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

Support Group: For anyone living with any type of loss due to a death, 6 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington. Information: Beth Newman at 802-688-4557 or bnewman@bayada.com.

Turning Point Center: Narcotics Anonymous, noon; Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m.; 465 Main St., Bennington. Power nap Yoga Nidra session to recharge your batteries with Susan Beal, $5, noon to 12:30 p.m., The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., Bennington. Information: 802-447-0393 or benningtonyoga.com.

LITERARY

Bennington College:
Poetry reading and book signing with Kaveh Akbar, 7 to 8 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

MUSIC

Bennington College: John McDowell concert featuring "Born Into Brothels" excerpts, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive, Bennington.



THURSDAY

ART

Bennington College:
Art lecture by Ellen Gallagher, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tishman Lecture Hall, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

COMMUNITY

Bennington Senior Center:
Building Bones, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m and from 10 to 11 a.m.; Quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; Beginner Belly Dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Food Shelf:
Open 1 to 2 p.m., North Bennington Baptist Church, 15 Church St., North Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Junior State:
Rensselaer County Legislature District 5 candidates debate, 6:30 p.m., Hoosick Falls High School, NY-22, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Knitting club: Drop-ins welcome, 5:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

Thrift Store Hours: Bygone Boutique, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 404 Houghton Lane, Bennington. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.

Yarncrafting Club: Bring your own knitting and crochet materials, 1 to 6 p.m., at McCullough Free Library, 2 Main St., North Bennington.

FILM

Manchester Community Library:
"Mona Lisa is Missing" screening and discussion, 7 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Bennington Free Clinic:
Clinic hours for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, 6 p.m., 121 Depot St., Bennington. Call 802-447-3700 for an appointment.

Better Breathers Support Club:
Bennington American Lung Association's Better Breathers Support Club welcomes, at no charge, those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and other chronic lung disease, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Innovative Learning Center, Toolan Building, SVMC Campus, 100 Hospital Dr., Bennington.

Get Fit Bennington:
Free workout group for all ages and abilities, 6 p.m., Willow Park, East Road, Bennington.

Turning Point Center: All Recovery meeting, 11 a.m.; Making Recovery Easier meeting, 4 p.m., this is a 6-week series of workshops for those new to recovery or for those who have struggled with the recovery process. A certification of completion is awarded for completing the series; Codependents Anonymous, 6 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

Yoga:
Led by Irene Cole, bring your own man, $5-$10 suggested donation, 8:30 to 9:40 a.m., Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

KID STUFF

Manchester Community Library:
Storytime for children up to preschool age, followed by free play, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore:
Sharon Salzberg, "Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection," 6 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

South Street Cafe: Live music with That Strange for your lunch hour, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Ken Swiatek, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.



FRIDAY

ART

Vermont Arts Exchange:
"Trick or Treat" art show, 7-9 p.m., The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington; "Scream Dream" art show, 6-8 p.m., North Bennington Train Depot, Main Street, North Bennington.

COMMUNITY

Manchester Community Library:
Sue Ritchie for Spanish reading, conversation and play acting, 3 to 3:55 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

McCullough Free Library: Coloring for Adults, materials provided or bring your own, 1 to 6 p.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Turning Point Center:
All Recovery meeting, 4 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m.; Dual recovery, for those who experience both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness, 5:30 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

KID STUFF

McCullough Free Library:
Lego Club for ages 5 and up, 3 to 6 p.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.

Sunrise Family Playgroup:
For kids up to five years old, 12:30 to 2 p.m., 238 Union St., Bennington. Information: Rose Morrison, 802-442-6934.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore:
Elizabeth Kolbert, "The Water Will Come," 7 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

THEATER

Hubbard Hall:
"Whispering Bones" storytelling night, $20, 7:30 p.m., 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

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