CALENDAR FOR DEC. 19
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, email@example.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.
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.
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.
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