WEEKEND CALENDAR

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SATURDAY



COMMUNITY

Bennington Battlefield:
Wreath crafting workshop for all ages, donations welcome, 11 a.m., Caretaker's House, 30 Caretaker Road, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Bennington Habitat for Humanity: Come help build, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Palmer House, North Branch Street, Bennington.

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.

Vermont Veterans' Home:
Wreaths Across American Day, ceremony at noon, 325 North St., Bennington.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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

KID STUFF

Bennington Cinemas:
"The Polar Express," and "Muppet Christmas Carol," 10:15 a.m., Phyllis Lane, Bennington. Tickets required, pick them up at WBTN, Bank of Bennington, Loomis Auto, The Pharmacy, Carbone, LLQ Body and Frame, I 3 Imaging and Big Boys Toys.

Manchester Community Library: Northshire Baptist Church free Christmas Party for kids, crafts, songs and the original Christmas story, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

Manchester Lions: Elf Express Train, $25-$20, departs 10 and 11:30 a.m.; 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m., RK Miles Depot Station, 670 Depot St., Manchester Center.

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

LITERARY

Manchester Community Library:
"The New Yorker" magazine discussion group, led by Alex Anvari, 5 to 6 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Bennington Museum:
Taconic Chamber Players present "A Musical Interlude," free, 2 p.m., 75 Main St., Bennington.

Brandon Music: Indie-folk duo The Promise is Hope presents a holiday concert, $20, 7:30 p.m., 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.

OUTDOORS

One World Conservation Center:
Winter Tree Identification Walk with Kyle Mason, 10 a.m. to noon, 413 US-7 South, Bennington. Registration recommended: 802-747-7900.

THEATER

Oldcastle Theatre Company:
4th Annual Holiday Variety Show, featuring excerpts from classic radio comedies and live holiday music, $18-$12, 7 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington.

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



SUNDAY



COMMUNITY

First Congregational Church of Old Bennington:
Candlelight service of lessons and carols, 7 p.m., Monument Ave., 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.

KID STUFF

Manchester Lions:
Elf Express Train, $25-$20, departs 10 and 11:30 a.m.; 1 and 2:30 p.m., RK Miles Depot Station, 670 Depot St., Manchester Center.

Salem Firehouse: Santa tours the streets of the old village. 4 p.m.; visits with children, 6 to 6:30 p.m., 160 South Main St.,. Salem, N.Y.

MUSIC

Petersburgh Baptist Church:
Annual Christmas Concert, "Behold Our God," 4 p.m., 19240 Route 22, Petersburgh, N.Y.

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

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.; Shopping day, van leaves at 9:30 a.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

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.



TUESDAY



COMMUNITY

Bennington Lions:
Christmas Party for the visually and hearing impaired, 5:30 p.m., Mount Anthony Country Club, Country Club Drive, Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Card party day, 10:30 a.m.; Christmas breakfast, 9:30 a.m.; ornament exchange, 10 a.m.; van transportation available, 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

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.

Story night:
Inspired by Moth radio hour on NPR, everyone has a story to tell, 7 p.m., Two Brews Cafe, 230 North St., Bennington. Information: Forest Byrd, forest.byrd@gmail.com.

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.

Grief Support Group: A confidential and free grief support group for any parent living with the death of a child (any age), 6 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington. Information: 802-688-4557.

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.

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.

MUSIC

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

Village School of North Bennington: North Bennington Strings will perform a holiday concert, 6:30 p.m., 9 School St., North 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.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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: Makers Club for Middle Schoolers, build your own holiday house, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Manchester Community Library:
Taconic Chamber Players present "An Evening of Holiday Music," free, 6 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.



THURSDAY



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.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Eat Smart Ideas, 11 a.m.; dinner and music with Mike Deangelis, noon; bingo, 12:45 p.m.; van transportation available, 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

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

One World Conservation Center:
3rd Annual Appreciation Luncheon, donors, volunteers and community partners welcome, noon, VT-7, Bennington. Registration required: 802-447-7419.

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.

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.



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

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.

MUSIC

Open Mic Night: South Street Cafe, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.


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