WEEKEND CALENDAR

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SATURDAY



ART

Bennington Free Library:
"Reading the Signs: Recent work by Rhonda Ratray," on view through Jan. 31, 2018, 101 Silver St., Bennington.

COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
Children's Holiday Party with a visit from Santa, for children up to age 12, 1 to 3 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Bright Lights Craft Fair:
Handmade products and gifts made by local artisans, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington.

Manchester Community Library: Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a visit from Santa and his team at 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

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

Second Chance Animal Center: Open house featuring a scavenger hunt, cookie decorating, crafting workshops and more, noon to 3 p.m., 6779 VT-7A, Shaftsbury.

Spaghetti Dinner: Benefit dinner and silent auction for Robert and Dakota Green, $10 donation, 5 p.m., Salem Fire Department, 53 South Main St., Salem, N.Y. Doors open at 3 p.m. for the basket raffle.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Turning Point:
NA, 7 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

HISTORY

Manchester Merriment:
Historic Inn Tours, $15, noon to 4 p.m. Participating Inns are The Arlington Inn, Arlington's West Mountain Inn, Equinox Resort, The Inn at Ormsby Hill, Inn on Covered Bridge Green, Ira Allen House, Kimpton Taconic Hotel, The Marble West Inn, The Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant, Squire House Bed & Breakfast and Wilburton Inn. Tickets: 802-362-6313.

KID STUFF

Bennington Museum:
Family Day and Children's Shopping Day, crafts and a visit from Santa, $3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 75 Main St., Bennington. Children donating nonperishable school snakes or supplies admitted free.

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

MUSIC

Salem Community Fellowship: Open mic night, all ages family-friendly event, 6 to 8 p.m., Main Street, Salem, N.Y.

St. Luke's: The Story and Music of Christmas, lessons and carols for the family, 4 p.m., St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Merck Forest and Farmland:
Winter Tree Identification Walk with Kyle Mason, learn how to identify trees and shrubs in winter, free, 1 to 3 p.m., 3270 Route 315, Rupert. Register: 802-747-7900.

THEATER

Dorset Players:
"The 12 Days of Christmas" fun family musical, 2 p.m., 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.



SUNDAY



ART

Readsboro Glassworks:
Annual holiday open studio sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6954 Main St., Readsboro.

COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
Community breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., $7, free for seniors, 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Energy Workshop: A workshop on air-sealing and insulating and improving heat and water systems, 2 to 4 p.m., Cole Hall, 61 Buck Hill Road, Shaftsbury.

The Left Bank: Gift Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 Bank St., North 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.

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.

MUSIC

Community Carol Sing-Along:
Kind Bud and Kitty host, 3:30 p.m., Historic Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington.

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.

Weston's Old Parish Church:
Folk singer Elizabeth Rogers and Eugene Friesen will preform, 4 p.m., VT-100, Weston.

THEATER

Dorset Players:
"The 12 Days of Christmas" fun family musical, 2 p.m., 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.



MONDAY



COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
SAL Squadron 69 monthly 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.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Cribbage, 9 a.m.; yoga, 10:30 a.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

DANCE

Bennington College:
Last Chance Dance, studio concert with new works, 7 to 8:30 p.m., VAPA E303 Dance Studio, 1 College Drive, 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:
Youth Group, 2:30 p.m.; 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.

Weight Watchers:
New enrollment begins, 3:30 to 4 p.m., Salem Courthouse, 58 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.



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 College:
Bring your lunch and join us in conversation on Liberatory Leadership, noon, DownCaf, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Chabad of Manchester: Annual public menorah lighting, 4:30 p.m., Adams Park, 5042 Main St., Manchester Center.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Card party day, 10:30 a.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Van transportation available.

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, 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

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.

LITERARY

Tap House at Catamount at Catamount Glass:
Poetry and Spoken Word 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

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Bone builders, 10:30 a.m.; exercise class, 1 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

FILM

Manchester Community Library:
Greatest Generation Film Series presents Frank Capra's 1946 holiday classic, 2 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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, 5:30 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:
Lego League Challenge; kids in grades 1 to 4 will be challenged to build a variety of creations with legos, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Bennington College:
Tony Lu and Nat Park concert, "A Fantasy Experience of Music for Cello and Piano," 8 to 9:30 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive, Bennington.



THURSDAY



COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
House Committee Meeting, 6 p.m.; Auxiliary meeting and Yankee swap, 7 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

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.

Boorn Brook Farm:
Brews, Bites and Baskets fundraiser to benefit Long Trail School's field trips, $25, 6:30 p.m., 507 Benson Road, Manchester Center.

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: 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.

MUSIC

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

Burr and Burton Academy:
Winter Showcase, a festival of dance, drama and film, $6-$3, 6 and 8 p.m., Riley Center for the Arts, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.



FRIDAY



COMMUNITY

Bennington Free Library: Coloring circle, bring your own things or use ours, 2 to 5 p.m., 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; Zumba, 11 a.m.; bingo, 12:30 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

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:
Smart Recovery, 3 p.m.; All Recovery meeting, 4 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

KID STUFF

Cambridge Holiday Celebration:
Lighted Christmas Parade, 7 p.m., Main Street, Cambridge, N.Y.

Cheney Library: Lego Club for kids in grades 2 to 4, 4 to 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.

Northshire Bookstore:
Annual Polar Express Party with a visit from Santa, 6:30 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

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.

MUSIC

Northern Berkshire Chorale: Concert of choral music features pieces by Mozart and Handel, $10-$5, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Petersburgh Baptist Church: Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., 19240 Route 22, Petersburgh, N.Y.

THEATER

Weston Playhouse:
Weston Holiday Cabaret, $25, 7:30 p.m., Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.

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