WEEKEND CALENDAR

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SATURDAY

ART

Bennington SketchCrawl:
Bring your sketching materials and join a global drawing marathon, 10:30 a.m., Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Southern Vermont Arts Center: Winter Members Show opens, reception 2 to 4 p.m., 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
Veterans Day Ceremony and community potluck, 11 a.m., Fisher School, 504 East Arlington Road, Arlington.

Farmers Market: Fresh vegetables, food and crafts with live music by Ransom Notes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Bennington.

North Bennington Baptist Church:
Second Saturday Supper, free, 5 to 6 p.m., Church Street, North Bennington.

Southern Vermont College: Fall Open House, prospective students learn about academics, campus life and financial aid, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington.

Veterans Day Ceremony: Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site hosts ceremony, an historical account of the battle will be shared, 1:30 p.m., NY-67, Walloomsac, N.Y.

DANCE

Bennington College: Bennington College Dance presents new works, 8 to 9:30 p.m., VAPA, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

KID STUFF

Manchester Community Library:
Christine Mix presents "Early Drawing for Kids," 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

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

Prospect Mountain Bill Koch Youth Ski League: League for youth 4-13, gear swap at 4 p.m., informational session at 4:30 p.m., Prospect Mountain Nordic Center, Route 9, Woodford.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore:
Cookie Bake-off Competition to benefit the Community Food Cupboard, make and enter your favorite cookie or bar cookie, with voting and a presentation by Gail Sokol, "Baking With Success," 1 to 4 p.m.; Chef and author presentation with Matt Jennings and Eric Warnstedt, 6:30 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

Solomon Wright Public Library: Fall Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 97 Main St., Pownal.

MUSIC

Cambridge Presbyterian Church:
Fundraising concert featuring The Racing City Chorus and The Men of War Balladeers, $20 suggested donation, 7 to 9 p.m., 81 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.



SUNDAY



COMMUNITY

Arlington Legion:
Sunday breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., $7/free for seniors; 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Bennington 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.

Eat for Heat:
Italian Buffet Dinner, free-will donation to benefit emergency fuel and utility assistance fund, 5 p.m., Bailey Hall at the Federated Church of East Arlington, Ice Pond Road, East Arlington.

Pet Clinic: Restricted to families who are homeless or receiving public assistance, for treatment of minor illnesses, wounds or injuries, wellness exams, vaccinations, parasites in cats and dogs, 4 and 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Bennington.

Readsboro American Legion Auxiliary:
Sunday breakfast, $6, 8 to 11 a.m., Tunnel Street, Readsboro.

KID STUFF

Riley Rink at Hunter Park:
Kids Dollar Skate to benefit Long Trail School's field trips program, 1 to 3 p.m., $3/$1 kids, rentals not included, 410 Hunter Park Road, Manchester Center.

LECTURE

Green Mountain Academy:
Danielle Laberge presents "Going to the Roots: How to Identify, Harvest and Prepare Herbal Root Remedies," $20, 1 to 3 p.m., Laberge Barn, Dorset. Registration required: greenmtnacademy.org.

MUSIC

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.

THEATER

Manchester Players:
"Vicu a" reading, 2 p.m., Wilburton Inn, Wilburton Drive, Manchester.



MONDAY



COMMUNITY

Arlington Legion:
Sons of the American Legion meeting, 6 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

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.

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

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.

LECTURE

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center:
"The Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance" presented with Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, 5:30 p.m., Equinox Village, 49 Maple St., Manchester. Registration required: greenmtnacademy.org.

MUSIC

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



TUESDAY



COMMUNITY

Auxiliary Members Meeting: All members welcome, 6 p.m., 137 North St., Bennington. Join or information: 802-442-9857 and leave a call back number.

Bennington Lions Club:
Annual Veterans Day Dinner with speakers Mathew Hefner and John Morrissey, 6:30 p.m., Mount Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington.

Bennington VFW Auxiliary: All auxiliary members invited to attend meeting, 6 p.m., 137 North St., Bennington.

Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and Hikers: "What's Happening at Dutch Hill?" public information session, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Readsboro Elementary School, Phelps Lane, Readsboro.

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.

Prostate Cancer Support Associates: Meeting, 5:30 p.m., SVMC Cancer Center Library, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington. New members, spouses, and/or anyone interested is welcome. Information: 802-375-9719.

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.

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 children from infancy to preschool to develop a love of reading, followed by a craft, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

LECTURE

Green Mountain Academy:
Rabbi Michael Cohen will present "U.N. Resolution 242: A Dual Narrative Approach," $20, 5:30 p.m., Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

Northshire Bookstore: Stacy Mitchell and Anne Galloway, "Amazon's Stealth Invasion of Vermont," 6:30 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

LITERARY

Tap House at Catamount Glass:
Poetry and spoken work open mic night, sign up at 7 p.m., 309 County St., Bennington.

MUSIC

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



WEDNESDAY



COMMUNITY

Manchester Community Library:
French Conversation Club with Lizzy Lindenberg and Michelle Emery, 6 to 7 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

FILM

Manchester Community Library:
NOFTA presents screening of "Vermont Farm Kids: Rooted in the Land," 6 p.m., with a Q-and-A to follow, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Drive:
Noon to 5:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care: Qigong for cancer survivors, 6:30 p.m., Conference Room C, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

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.

KID STUFF

Manchester Community Library: Makers Club for Middle Schoolers, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Bennington College:
Bennington Composers concert, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive, Bennington.



THURSDAY



ART

Southern Vermont College:
Artist Barbara Ackerman will talk about her latest body of work, "Personal Geography," 5:30 p.m., Burgdorff Gallery, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington.

COMMUNITY

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.

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.

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 followed by free play, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

LECTURE

Bennington College:
"The Peace Petition and the Academic Purge in Turkey" with E. Ahmet Tonak, and Burcu Yasemin Seyben, 7 p.m., CAPA Symposium, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Green Mountain Academy:
Michael Krepon will discuss growing concern over nuclear threats and North Korea, $20, 5:30 p.m., Riley Center for the Arts at Burr and Burton Academy, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

Manchester Community Library: Alan Benoit discusses "Building Science" and how to avoid renovation pitfalls, 6:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Bennington College:
Visiting faculty Brian Chase of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs performs with Kid Million, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

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

THEATER

Bennington College:
"East Coast Curriculum," 8 p.m., VAPA, 1 College Drive, Bennington.



FRIDAY



COMMUNITY

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

DANCE

Community Circle Dance:
Nataraja gathering for dancers of all sizes and ability, $5 suggested donation, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., 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

Cheney Library:
Lego Club for kids in grades 5 and 6, 4-5 p.m., 73 Classic St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

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:
Poetry Group Reading, "Roads Taken" with Chard DeNiord, Dennis Nurkse, Karin Gotshall and more, 6 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

THEATER

Bennington College: "East Coast Curriculum," 8 p.m., VAPA, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Long Trail School: "Hello, Dolly!" $15-$10, 7 p.m., 1045 Kirby Hollow Road, Dorset. Tickets: longtrailschool.org/hello-dolly.

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