CALENDAR FOR MAY 15-16
Bennington College: Odili Donald Odita MFA '90, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tishman, 1 College Drive, Bennington.
Arlington Garden Club: Monthly meeting, members-only trip to the Mettowee Mill Nursery and meeting at the Arlington Community House, 11:45 a.m., 3854 Main St., Arlington.
Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Card party, 10 a.m.; dinner at noon with music by Paul Slusar, 12:30 p.m., transportation avialble, 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.
BROC Community Action: Financial Capability workshop, 10 a.m to noon, Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St., Bennington. Register: 800-717-2762 ext. 142.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Londonderry Depot: "The 39 Steps," 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., 34 River St., South Londonderry.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Bennington Peer Connection Support Group: Support group for people living with mental illness, where people learn from one another's experiences, share coping strategies and offer mutual encouragement and understanding, noon to 1:30 p.m., UCS, CRT Center, 316 Dewey St., Bennington.
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.
Last Straw Support Group: The Last Straw Group meets, (O, SG, BK, BT, WC, RT), 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church Room 102, 3624 Main St., Manchester Village.
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.
United Counseling Service: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training, 12:30 to 4:30 and Wednesday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Ledge Hill Drive, Bennington. Register: 802-445-7443.
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: Manchester Memories with Dave Quesnel, 1 to 1:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care: "A Century of Caring," artifacts, stories, and images from SVHC's 100-year history, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. On view through June 17 during library hours.
Cheney Library: Story 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.
Winhall Memorial Library: Writers' Group, bring writing to share and a prompt, 6 p.m., 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road, Bondville.
Bennington College: Elise Lunder and Tony Lu in concert, 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive.
Williams College: MidWeek Music, 12:15 p.m., Chapin hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive; Voice studio recital with students of Erin Nafziger, 3 p.m.; Chamber Music studio recital, 4:30 p.m.; Jazz Guitar studio recital, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.
Hoosick Falls Senior Center: 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.
Manchester Triton Swim Team: Open House, 6 to 7 p.m., Manchester Parks and Recreation Pool House, 340 Recreation Park Road, Manchester Center.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Brookdale Fillmore Pond: "Know the 10 signs of Alzheimer's: Early Detection Matters," 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 300 Village Lane, Bennington. Register: 802-447-7000.
Turning Point Center: Narcotics Anonymous, noon; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m.; 465 Main St., Bennington.
VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region: Blood pressure and foot care clinic, 8:30 a.m., Main Street, Dorset.
Bennington College: Poetry reading with Ross Gay, 7 to 8 p.m., Tishman, 1 College Drive, Bennington.
Bennington College: Bass Night gala, 8 to 9:30 p.m., Jennings 136, 1 College Drive, Bennington.
Taconic Chamber Players: Violinists Heather Braun-Bakken and Joana Genova, violist Ariel Rudiakov and cellist Nathaniel Parke will perform string quartets by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Dvorak, 1:30 p.m., Vermont Veterans' Home, 325 North St., Bennington; 4 p.m., Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.
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