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Arlington Garden Club:
The Tuesday, Aug. 15 meeting of the club will be held at the American Legion Hall on East Arlington Rd. at 12:30 p.m.. Business meeting will be held at 1 p.m. followed by the program which will be a "Show and Tell." The members will bring a favorite plant, shrub or Garden Story to share with the others. Hostesses for the day are Irene Novotny, Barbara Brophy and Jean Freebern. Those interested in a membership may call Marilyn Frandfors 802-375-9275.


Work economy lecture:
Green Mountain Academy welcomes Economist Peter Radford to discuss the current economic situation in terms of employment and the evolving workplace. The talk will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy. Bringing jobs back to America is a theme of the new administration in response to both automation and globalization, but this is only part of the issue as the economy undergoes a dramatic restructuring of the workplace. Businesses are trying to become more "lean"; we hear talk of the "gig economy" and we learn that a quarter of the workforce is either part-time or contractual. Have we reached the end of work? This talk covers all this and more in an effort to offer an optimistic view of the future. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit

"Cook by the Book": The Cookbook Discussion Group at the Manchester Community Library will be discussing drying herbs from the garden, making infused oils, and zucchini recipes on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. There will also be a short discussion about chardonnay. The group is led by Lily Van Haverbeke. Free. Drop-ins welcome. The Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. Info: 802-362-2607.


Film Screening: There will be a film screen with Kimi Takesue on Aug. 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Marble House Project, 1161 Dorset West Rd. Free, open to the community. For more information visit

Play Reading: Dorset Theatre Festival incubates new works for the American stage through its New Play Reading series, which continues with Paola L zaro, playwright of "Tell Hector I Miss Him" and Atlantic Theater Company's 2016/2017 Tow Playwright-in-Residence. A public reading of L zaro's newest work, entitled "There's Always the Hudson," will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. The reading will be held in the Dorset Playhouse, located at 104 Cheney Rd. General admission tickets start at $20 and may be purchased online at or by calling the box office at 802-867-2223 ext. 2.

Memoir Writing Workshop:
The Dorset Library and the United Church of Dorset are co-hosting a memoir writing workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. lead by acclaimed local writer, Ellen Perry Berkeley. The workshop will be held at the United Church of Dorset. There are a limited number of seats available so registration is required along with a $10 fee. Pack a bagged lunch, the library will provide coffee and desserts. Registration and payment can be made at the Dorset Library. Call the Library for more information 802-867-5774.



There will be a bingo night to benefit the Arlington Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary on Aug. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Arlington Fire Station, Old Mill Rd.


Program screening:
The Manchester Community Library, in cooperation with GNAT-TV and Vermont Humanities Council, present ENCORE! A Second Showing of Favorite Programming. Enjoy a daytime screening of some choice First Wednesdays talks from the GNAT-TV archives at the Manchester Community Library. On Wednesday, Aug.16 at 2 p.m., attend a free screening of the VHC's First Wednesdays program "Giants: the Parallel Lives of Douglass and Lincoln," originally presented in February, 2015. The film screening of the talk is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. Info: 802-362-2607.

1950s Manchester in Film: Karan Sheldon, co-founder of Northeast Historic Film, will share historic video of Manchester on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. in the event barn at the Inn at Manchester. Sheldon will show selections from 37 reels of film taken by Anna B. Harris in Manchester between 1949 and 1958. The films provide a unique view of Northshire life from intimate moments at home to Big Bromley and Snow Valley ski areas as well as meeting passengers at the Manchester Depot train station. Anna spent 40 years in Manchesteras a resident, renting from local tailor Fred Nicklewhite and working for D.C. "Ducky" Corkran, owner of the Orvis Company. Her good friends Nate and Harriet Boone will participate in the discussion following the showing. Free and open to the public. The Inn at Manchester has graciously donated the space for this event. For more information, email at or call 802-549-4582.



Invasive plant walk:
The One World Conservation Center will be hosting a two-part workshop on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. for interested residents and landowners on the topic of invasive plant identification and treatment. The indoor portion will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a walk at 6:45 p.m. at the OWCC Greenberg Reserve. You may join all or part of the workshop. For more information on invasive plant identification, visit Public service program, donations appreciated. Registration required: or 802-447-7419.

Seniors Town Meeting: Sen. Bernie Sanders' office and a coalition of Vermont senior groups will hold a town meeting on senior issues on Thursday, Aug. 17 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 200 Pleasant St. A free lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. At noon, representatives from Sanders' office, AARP-Vermont, Bennington Senior Center, Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, and the Vermont Alliance for Retired Americans will give short updates on issues impacting seniors, followed by an open discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Call 1-800-339-9834 to RSVP.


Summer Supper and Raffle:
The Fellowship of the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert will hold a Summer Supper on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adult tickets are $15 and Children's tickets are $5 (under 5 are free). Call the office at 802-867-2260 to make a reservation. Tickets will also be sold at the door. The menu will feature baked ham and roasted turkey complete with stuffing, potatoes, and gravy, along with summer salad favorites. There will be both indoor and outdoor seating under tents on the front lawn. There will be a raffle with tickets sold throughout the evening. The Church is located at 143 Church St. (Off Route 30).


Peach Shortcake Supper:
The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Rt 346 and Church Street, will be serving its annual Peach Shortcake Supper on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m. with continuous serving. The menu includes: grilled chicken breasts and thighs, baked Ham, pineapple sauce, baked beans, potato and Jello salads, rolls, coffee, iced tea or lemonade, and homemade peach shortcake. Tickets available at the door: $12 for adults,$6 for children 4-10 years, and free for children 3 years and under. Take outs available at south side entrance: $12 for adults, $6 for 1/2 portion dinner. Questions: Contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769.



Story Night Review:
A benefit for the Bennington Murals Art Program will happen on Friday, Aug. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bennington Center for the Arts, 44 Gypsy Lane. Proceeds will support the curation and execution of murals in Bennington through the Bennington Murals Art Program. Local craft brews and delicious mixers served by Spirits of Old Bennington. Appetizers too. Shuttles available for those who need it. Please send a message to or call 802-430-2008 to make arrangements. The doors will open at 6:15 pm. Tickets are $16 in advance and $24 at the door and may be purchased at or at the door.

Cambridge, N.Y.

School Orientation Registration:
The Cambridge Central School District is hosting its third annual middle school orientation on Thursday, Aug. 31 at 5:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Incoming 7th grade students and their families are invited to attend. Members of the National Honor Society will give a building tour and discuss policies, procedures, and tips for surviving 7th grade. Attendees will have the opportunity to do a walk through of their class schedule. Parents and guardians will receive an information packet outlining policies and procedures for the Jr./Sr. High School, the social and emotional shifts parents can expect. Administrators, some faculty advisors and staff will be available for a brief Q & A session. The class of 2023 will provide a light supper prior to the start of orientation. Please RSVP by Friday, Aug. 18 to Secondary Principal Caroline Goss at 677-8527 ext. 1411 or



Golf Tournament:
The Squadron 69 Sons of the American Legion will host the Annual 3-Club Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, at Arlington Recreation Park. The cost is $20 per two person team. Participants should bring their three best clubs. There are 18 holes. Children and adults of all ages are welcomed to play. There will be a trophy for the winning team. A cookout follows at American Legion Post 69. Facebook: Sons of the American Legion Post 69. Call 802-375-6157 for more information.


Sun and Fun event: People of all ages from New York, Massachusetts and Vermont will converge at 155 Hillside St. (Second Congregational Church, UCC) for the third annual Sun and Fun! Festival on Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People will enjoy learning ways to experience nature and care for it, live music by the Hale Mountain Pickers and a lunchtime sing along with local musician Matt Edwards, family fun, workshops, talks and opportunity to visit booths by over 25 different orgainzations. Admission is free. The event will be held rain or shine, and there will be a quiet space available for those who need it. A full list of participants and schedule of workshops at For more information contact: Kathleen Shaw at


Magic Show:
Solomon Wright Public Library will host a special family program featuring "Marko the Magician" on Saturday, Aug. 19. Marko, a resident of Montpelier, VT, will mystify and entertain his audience during his 45-minute presentation. This free program will be at the Library,97 Main St., at 2 p.m. For more information call the library at 802-823-5400 or email:



Extracurricular offerings meeting:
Burr and Burton Academy extracurricular theater, dance and film meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Riley Center, there will be an information meeting regarding the extracurricular offerings in dance, film and theater for the 2017-2018 season. There are so many opportunities for everyone. For more information, email:


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