Calendar for Oct. 10-11



Bennington Free Library: Vermont Bench & Bar Listening Tour, the public shares their impressions of the Vermont state courts and legal system, and to learn about legal service resources available in Bennington County, 5 to 6 p.m., 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Manchester Community Library: French conversation group, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. Those with an intermediate to advanced skill level will feel most comfortable; beginners are welcome to listen and absorb.

Transition Town Manchester: A public forum/workshop for anyone who owns or rents a home, as well as for building contractors, who want to learn more about heat pumps, battery storage units and energy efficient homes, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.


13th Annual Independent Television Festival: Screenings, script workshop, production seminar, $25 day pass, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Box Office, 4826 Main St., Manchester. Festival runs through Sunday, Oct. 14. Information and schedule:


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

VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region: Blood pressure and foot care clinic, 1:30 p.m., Manchester.


Manchester Community Library: Middle School Makers Club, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. Register: 802-362-2607.


Williams College: Susan McCready discusses "Remembering and Forgetting: The Great War in France," 6 p.m., Griffin Hall, Room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.


Dorset Historical Society: An evening with author Joseph Citro, 7 p.m., Church Street, Dorset.


Williams College Department of Music: Faculty recital featuring Paul Green, clarinet, free, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.

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Dorset Players: Auditions for a musical adaptation of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," 7 p.m., Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. Performance scheduled for Dec. 7-10, 14 and 15.



St. Luke's Parish: Souper Thursday soup dinner, free, 4 to 6 p.m., 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, N.Y.

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development: Networking and exploratory gathering for professionals working in the fields of film and television production, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., stART Space, 263 Depot St., Manchester Center.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp: Financial Aid Forms workshop, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Arlington Memorial High School Library, 529 E. Arlington Road, Arlington.

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


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.

NA Meeting: The Last Straw Group, (O, CL, D, WC, JT), 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 3624 Main St., Manchester.

Yoga: Led by Irene Cole, bring your own mat, $5-$10 suggested donation, 8:30 to 9:40 a.m., Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.


Manchester Community Library: Storytime for children from infancy to preschool, followed by free play, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.


Bennington College: Public Policy Forum at CAPA series, "The Trump Administration's Foreign Policy Priorities," led by Mansour Farhang, Magnus Bernhardsson, Eric Postel, 7 to 8:30 p.m., CAPA Symposium, 1 College Drive, Bennington.


Northshire Bookstore: Geneen Roth, "This Messy Magnificent Life," 6 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester.


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