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Author to tell story of Holocaust hero

Author Jack Meyer will speak on "Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project," at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Martha Canfield Library.

Mayer tells the story of Irena Sendler, a Holocaust hero who rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. Sendler's story remained unknown after the war - until three Kansas teens uncovered a reference to her heroism 60 years later. They helped transform her story into a National History Day play called "Life in a Jar," finally bringing recognition to Sendler's heroism and helping to open a dialogue about the Holocaust in Poland. The "girls from Kansas" continue to champion Sendler's legacy — courage, tolerance and respect for all — and are living examples of the power individuals have to change the world.

This talk is free and open to the public, and accessible for those with disabilities. For more information, contact the library at 802-375-6153 or martha_canfield_lib@hotmailcom.The Martha Canfield Library is located at 528 E Arlington Road, Arlington.

Village Farmers Market features maple products

Maple Day takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Arlington Village Farmers Market. Free snow cones will be served, topped with real Vermont maple syrup from market vendors. The market includes many local products, such as handmade gifts, farm-fresh foods and produce, and award-winning local cheeses from over thirty booths.

Arlington Village Farmers Market is located at 3904 VT-7A, Arlington.


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Sign language workshop offered on Aug. 14

A workshop on deaf culture and the basics of American Sign Language will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington, 108 School Street, Bennington. The workshop will be presented by Deaf Independence Peer Advocate Counselor Missy Boothroyd as part of the Vermont Center for Independent Living workshop series.The workshops are designed to honor people with disabilities. Participation is also open to their care givers and allies. Events are free, but registration is required to ensure enough materials and seating. These are scent- and chemical-free events. An ASL interpreter will be present for this event. To register, for more information, or to request accommodations, contact Lynn Mazza, VCIL, 802-442-1876,


Learn to navigate the Medicare system

An informational session on navigating the Medicare system will be offered from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Manchester Community Library. Topics to be covered include Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), Part D Prescription Drug Plans, Medical Supplemental (Medigap) Insurance, enrollment periods and coming off employer based insurance.The program is hosted by Manchester Community Library and is presented and sponsored by Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging and the State Health Insurance Program.

The program is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. For more information, call 802-442-5436 or email

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Senior Center organizes fall foliage bus trip

The Hoosick Falls Senior Center is offering a fall foliage bus trip on Oct. 1. The trip includes great views of foliage along Route 100, a hot buffet lunch at Quechee Country Club, views of Quechee Gorge, and stops at the Quechee Gorge Village Arts and Crafts Center and Vermont Marble Museum. The cost is $44. The bus leaves from Tops at 7:45 a.m. To sign up, call the center at 518-686-7561.


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