WEEKEND CALENDAR

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SATURDAY



HEALTH AND FITNESS

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

KID STUFF

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

MUSIC

Taconic Music: Family concert featuring the Taconic Chamber Players and students from Taconic's String for Kids, $10 suggested donation, 3 p.m., Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.



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.

MUSIC

Perfect Wife Restaurant/Other Women Tavern:
Wyld Nightz Band, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., 2594 Sepot St., Manchester.

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.

Taconic Music:
Traditional pieces and contemporary music, cash bar and appetizers, $25 to $10, 4 to 7 p.m., The Inn at Manchester, 3967 Main St., Manchester. Tickets: taconicmusic.org.



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.

Kevin's Senior Luncheon: Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., 27 Main St., North Bennington. Reservations: Emily, 802-442-9490.

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:
January Board of Directors' meeting, 6 p.m., TD Bank Conference Room, Main Street, Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Card party day, 10:30 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.

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.

Community Health Clinic: 1:30 p.m., Bennington Senior Center, 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

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.

Taconic Music: Violinists Joana Genova and Heather Braun-Bakken, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Elisa Kolanski will perform festive selections from Mozart to jazz, tango and rock arrangements, 2 p.m., Vermont Veterans' Home, North Street, Bennington.



WEDNESDAY



COMMUNITY

Elks Benefit Dinner:
Serving a choice of baked or fried fish or baked chicken, scalloped or French fried potatoes, coleslaw, clam chowder, dinner rolls and coffee, $9, 5:30 p.m. until gone, 125 Washington Ave., Bennington. Benefits Elks National Foundation for Scholarships and Veterans Programs.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Cards; Bone Builders, 10:30 a.m.; exercise class, 1 p.m.; vehicle available, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Quilt Guild: Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington. Information: benningtonquiltfest.com.

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.

HISTORY

Vermont Humanities Council:
Jane Chaplin, "Empire and Aftermath in Classical Greece," 7 p.m., Manchester First Congregational, 3624 Main St., Manchester.

KID STUFF

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



THURSDAY



COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
Post 69 Legionnaires meeting, 6 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: 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.

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

Perfect Wife Restaurant/Other Woman Tavern:
Musician's Jam, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2594 Depot St., Manchester.

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

Blood Drive:
Noon to 5 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

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.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore:
James Crews, "Telling My Father," 6 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

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

Perfect Wife Restaurant/Other Woman Tavern:
The Kind Bud, 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., 2594 Depot St., Manchester.


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