WEEKEND CALENDAR

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SATURDAY

COMMUNITY

15th Annual Woodchuck Festival:
Craft vendors, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Woodchuck Rescue Challenge, 1 p.m., Mettawee Community School, VT-153, West Pawlet.

Alliance Fair Trade Gifts: Open hours, noon to 4 p.m., 198 Crescent Boulevard, Bennington.

Bennington Free Library: Community College of Vermont's Job Hunt Helper Hawke Sleigh assists with finding employment opportunities, writing resumes and cover letters, applying for jobs online and more, 1 to 4 p.m., 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Cambridge Food Pantry:
Turkey dinner, $10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., 59 Park St., Cambridge, N.Y.

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.

Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center: Monthly vigil, 12:30 p.m., Four Corners, Route 7, Bennington.

DANCE

Williams College: Forklift Danceworks and Williams College Dining Services staff presents "Served," free, 2 and 8 p.m., Paresky Center, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

FILM

Oldcastle Theatre:
Double feature matinee, screening of "Rigoberta Menchu: Daughter of the Maya," 2 p.m.; "Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism," 3:30 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington. $7 each, $10 double feature.

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.

LECTURE

Left Bank:
"The Genealogy of Happiness Talk," 2 p.m., 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

LITERARY

Cheney Library:
Book sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 73 Classic St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

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

Northshire Bookstore: Levi Laub presents "The V l d'Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo," 6 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Arlington American Legion:
John Davis II and Barry Hyman perform, $5, 7 to 10 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington. This is a 21 and over event.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: All genre open mic night, sign up at 7 p.m., 108 School St., Bennington. $5-$3 Suggested donation.



SUNDAY

ART

Clark Art Institute:
First Sunday Free, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; opening of "Drawn to Greatness" exhibition; gallery talks and drawing stations, 1 to 4 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Cambridge Fire Department:
Super Bowl Firehouse Fund barbecue, 3 p.m. pick-up, 9 West Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Order: 518-470-9766 or 518-772-7415.

Cambridge Valley Lodge 481: Chicken and biscuit dinner, 1 to 4 p.m., 6 Coila Road, Cambridge, N.Y.

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.

Salem Volunteer Fire Department: Super Bowl Sunday chicken barbecue, $10. Take-out only: 518-321-9430.

KID STUFF

Williamstown Youth Center:
15th Annual Snowfest featuring skating, games, art making, bouncy house and more, noon to 4 p.m., Williams Towne Field House, 82 Latham St., and Chapman Skating Rink, 76 Chatham St., Williamstown.

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.



MONDAY

COMMUNITY

Bennington Free Library: Community College of Vermont's Job Hunt Helper Hawke Sleigh assists with finding employment opportunities, writing resumes and cover letters, applying for jobs online and more, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Bennington Senior Center:
Painting, 9 to noon; Walking Aerobics, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; ukulele, 10:30 a.m.; games, 1 to 3 p.m.; belly dance, 5 to 7:30 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Elks 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.

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.



TUESDAY

COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
Bingo, $13, $1000 jackpot, doors at 6 p.m., play begins at 7 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Bennington Senior Center: Building Bones, 8:30 and 10 a.m.; HELP, 4:30 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Valentine's card making, 10 a.m.; card party day, 10:30 a.m.; van transportation available for local errands, 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Long Trail School: Parent Visit Day, attend a class, have lunch and learn about LTS, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1045 Kirby Hollow Road, Dorset. Register: 802-867-5717 ext. 191.

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.

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.

HISTORY

Manchester Community Library:
Manchester Memories program, locals share recollections of the Northshire, 1 to 1:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

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.



WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
Winter Wednesday Ping Pong League, $6/$30 for six weeks, 6 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington. Must be 18 or older.

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

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:
Bone builders, 10:30 a.m.; exercise class, 1 p.m.; motor 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.

FILM

Vermont Humanities Council:
Historian and filmmaker Douglas Blackmon will discuss "Race at Ground Zero: Integration in Leland, Mississippi," and preview his documentary, "The Harvest," 7 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy Riley Center, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Alzheimer's Association:
Join local volunteers and staff to learn about the Longest Day, a day to honor all those affected by Alzheimer's disease, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Brookdale Filmore Pond, 300 Village Lane, Bennington.

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

The David and Joyce Milne Public Library:
Pajama Storytime, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 1095 Main St., Williamstown.



THURSDAY

ART

Williams College Museum of Art:
"In Theory: Nude Harlem" talk, 5:30 p.m., 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Alliance Fair Trade Gifts:
Open hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 198 Crescent Boulevard, Bennington.

Arlington American Legion: Post 69 House Committee meeting, 6 p.m.; ALA, 7 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Bennington County Beekeepers Club: Beginning Beekeeping course, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Vermont Veterans' Home Crispe Room, 325 North St., Bennington.

Bennington Free Library: Community College of Vermont's Job Hunt Helper Hawke Sleigh assists with finding employment opportunities, writing resumes and cover letters, applying for jobs online and more, 1 to 4 p.m., 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Bennington Senior Center: Building Bones, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m and from 10 to 11:15 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:
Bingo, 12:45 p.m.; van 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.

FILM

Oldcastle Theatre Company:
"Bitch" $7, 7 p.m., 331 Main St., 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.

HISTORY

One World Conservation Center:
"Growing Up in Bennington in the 1950s" with Ted Bird, $5, 7 to 8 p.m., 413 US-7 S, Bennington. Register: oneworldconservationcenter.org.

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.

Williams College: Sullivan Fortner Trio, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

THEATER

Mount Anthony Union High School:
Drama club production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," $8, 7 p.m., 301 Park St., Bennington.



FRIDAY

COMMUNITY

Bennington Senior Center:
Painting, 9 to noon; bingo, 1 to 3 p.m., 124 Pleasant 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.

Milham Planetarium at the Hopkins Observatory: Astronomy students will host a free show, 8 p.m., Main Street, Williamstown. Registration required: 413-597-2188.

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.

LITERARY

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

MUSIC

Vermont Arts Exchange: Gypsy Lane Cabaret and Company burlesque show, $26, 8 p.m., Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington. Tickets: vtartxchange.org.

THEATER

Mount Anthony Union High School: Drama club production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," $8, 7 p.m., 301 Park St., Bennington.

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