WEEKEND CALENDAR

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SATURDAY

COMMUNITY

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.

Brandon Congregational Church:
Roast Pork Dinner, free-will offering, 5 to 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall, 1 Carver St., Brandon.

First Baptist Church: Lasagne supper, $10, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 4895 Main St., Manchester. Take-out and reservations: 802-362-3473.

Memory Cafe: The Bennington County Memory Caf , music, games, crafts, poetry and guest speakers, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Brookdale Fillmore Pond, 300 Village Lane, Bennington.

FILM

Bennington Free Library:
Screening of a recent historical drama rated PG-13, 2 p.m., 101 Silver St., Bennington.

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.

Town of Hoosick Community Center: Six-week cheer-leading program begins, $50-$25, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 115 Church St., Hoosick, N.Y.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore:
Story Slam! Live storytelling presented by the Rumpus, 6 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center. Reservations: tdavis@northshire.com.

MUSIC

Brandon Music:
Christine Malcolm Band plays a blend of original country, folk and blues, $20, 7:30 p.m., 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.

Taconic Music: Afternoon of Mozart and Schumann, $15 suggested donation, 3 p.m., Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main St., Manchester Center.

Williams College: Chamber Orchestra of Williams performs Ades, "Three Studies from Couperin," Zachary Wadsworth, "Eclipse," Samuel Barber, "Adagio for Strings," and Richard Wagner,"Siegfried Idyll," 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.



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.

Manchester Community Library: Join candidate for senate Brad Peacock for a meet and greet, 1 to 3 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

FILM

Bennington Jewish Film Series:
"Snow in August," free, 5 p.m., Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

KID STUFF

Riley Rink at Hunter Park:
Kids Dollar Skate to benefit Fisher Elementary, $3-$1, 1 to 3 p.m., 410 Hunter Park Road, Manchester.

LECTURE

The Dorset Inn:
Cocktail party with Jonathan Goldsmith, 4 to 7 p.m., 8 Church St., Dorset. RSVP: astraltequila.com.

MUSIC

Hoosick Township Historical Society:
Dottie Cross and Bill Cottrell, piano and saxophone duet, $5 suggested donation, 2 p.m., Louis Miller Museum, 166 Main St., Hoosick Falls, 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.

OUTDOORS

Hoosic River Watershed Association:
Winter snowshoe hike, 1 p.m., Natural Bridge State Park, Route 8, North Adams.



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.; cards, yoga, 10:30 a.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Shopping day, van leaves at 9 a.m.

FILM

Williams College:
The French Film Festival screens Fran ois Ozon's "Frantz," 7 p.m., Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

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.

LITERARY

Bennington College:
Ilan Stavans presents "Translating the Classics," 7 to 8:15 p.m., CAPA Symposium, 1 College Drive, Bennington.



TUESDAY

ART

Bennington College:
"Unpacking the Vault" opening reception, 7 to 9 p.m., Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

COMMUNITY

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

Candidate Forum:
Meet your local candidates, 6 to 8 p.m., Pownal Elementary School, 94 Schoolhouse Road, Pownal.

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

Rise VT: Bennington Stakeholder meeting, 5 to 6:30 p.m., CCV Community Room, 324 Main St., Bennington.

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.

FILM

Manchester Community Library:
Screening of a recent film about the lives of Jan Zabinski and his wife Antonina, 1 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Alzheimer's Support Group: Caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia meet, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Brookdale Fillmore Pond, 300 Village Lane, Bennington. RSVP to Jennifer Hill: 802-447-7000 or Jennifer.hill@brookdale.com and take home two meals to go at the conclusion of the support group.

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.

VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region:
Community health clinic, 11 a.m., Walloomsac Apartments, 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
tory Hour, 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 for Lifelong Learning:
Elizabeth Sherman talks about coral reefs as indicators of climate change, $20, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

Southern Vermont Supervisory Union: Community forum and dialogue on racial disparities in Vermont educational systems, 6 p.m., MAU Middle School, 747 East Road, Bennington.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore:
Staff picks presentation, 6 p.m., Equinox Golf Resort and Spa, 3567 Main St., Manchester Village.



WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
Ping Pong League for ages 18 and up, $6, 6 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

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

Dorset Church: Roast pork dinner, free, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Dorset Church, 143 Church St., Dorset.

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

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Southern Vermont Health Care:
Qi Gong for cancer survivors and their support teams, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Conference Room C, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

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.

VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region:
Community health clinic, 11 a.m., Equinox Village, 49 Maple St., Manchester Center.

LITERARY

Bennington College:
Reading with Kathleen Alcott, author of "Infinite Home" and "The Dangers of Proximal Alphabets," 7 to 8 p.m., Franklin, 1 College Drive, Bennington.



THURSDAY

COMMUNITY

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

Arlington American Legion:
Post 69 Legionnaires meeting, 6 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.

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

St. Luke's:
Soup dinner, free, 4 p.m., 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, N.Y.

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.

VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region: Hospice volunteer training, 9 a.m. to noon, 1128 Monument Ave., Bennington. Register: 802-442-0540.

Yarncrafting Club: Bring your own knitting and crochet materials, 1 to 6 p.m., at McCullough Free Library, 2 Main St., North Bennington.

FILM

Rights and Democracy Bennington:
"Now is the Time" screening, and health care discussion, 7 p.m., Solomon Wright Public Library, Main Street, Pownal.

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.

Blood Drive:
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bennington College Greenwall Auditorium, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

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

Louis Miller Museum:
Mike Russert will discuss the upcoming trip to Gettysburg Battlefield and the history that Hoosick Falls played in the battle, 7 p.m., 166 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

KID STUFF

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

LECTURE

Bennington College:
The Chocolate Factory's latest project integrates video, projection, and sound to explore spectators' experiences in specific spaces, discussion with Brian Rogers, Madeline Best and Mike Rugnetta, 7 to 8 p.m., Martha Hill Dance Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Williams College: Joshua McCabe, "The Path Not Taken: Conservative Approaches to Tackling Child Poverty in the U.S. and Canada," 7:30 p.m., Griffin Hall, 844 Main St., Williamstown.

LITERARY

Greenwich Library:
Book sale, 4 to 7 p.m., 148 Main St., Greenwich, N.Y.

MUSIC

Perfect Wife Restaurant and 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.

THEATER

'62 Center for Theatre and Dance's CenterSeries: "Underground Railroad Game," $10-$3, 8 p.m., 1000 Main St., Williamstown.





FRIDAY

ART

Salem Courthouse Community Center:
"Catching the Light" exhibition opening, 5 to 8 p.m., 58 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.

COMMUNITY

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

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.

St. Patrick's Church:
Fish fry dinner, $11, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Embury Methodist Church, Main Street, Cambridge, N.Y.

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.

VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region:
Community Health Clinic, 1:30 p.m., Bennington Senior Center, 124 Pleasant 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

Bennington College:
A Night of Bilingual Poetry with Modesto Flako Jimenez, 8 to 9:30 p.m., VAPA D2017, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

MUSIC

Perfect Wife Restaurant and Other Woman Tavern:
Freddi Shehadi, 9 p.m. to midnight, 2594 Depot St., Manchester.

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

Williams College:
Berkshire Symphony pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman, 7:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive; Berkshire Symphony concert, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Hoosic River Watershed Association:
Moonlight walk on Stone Hill trails, 6:45 p.m., Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown.

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