Golf Tournament: The Squadron 69 Sons of the American Legion will host the Annual 3-Club Golf Tournament at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 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, 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 bennscc.org. For more information contact: Kathleen Shaw at email@example.com.
Democratic Party Barbecue: On Saturday, at the Upper Pavilion of Willow Park, the Vermont Democratic Party and the Bennington County Democratic Committee will be hosting a barbecue and potluck from 2 to 4 p.m. Come out and enjoy some good food, great conversation. Free and open to the public. Family friendly and wheelchair accessible.
Roller Derby event: Southshire Roller Derby plays the Mid-Hudson Misfits on Saturday; featuring an expo by Southshire Junior Derby, a beer garden and activities for kids. $8, free for children under 12; 4 to 9 p.m., Battle Cats play at 6 p.m., Riley Rink, 410 Hunder Park Road.
Magic Show: Solomon Wright Public Library will host a special family program featuring "Marko the Magician" on Saturday. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paws for a Cause: Second Chance Animal Center is pleased to announce Paws for a Cause at Stratton Mountain Village to help raise awareness of the shelter's important work while raising operational and programming funds on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend event with a 5K (Heels to Paws), 50/50 raffle, vendors, Dog Fun Zone, Doggy and Me mid-mountain hike, face painting, caricatures, and much more. Proceeds from most events, including the Beer vs. Wine gathering on Saturday, will go directly to Second Chance. The weekend is sponsored by Tito's Vodka. Both days begin at 8 a.m.
The Mammals on stage: Earth Sky Time Community Farm is proud to present The Mammals live on the barn stage Sunday, at 6 p.m. The Mammals are a legendary five piece Americana party band from Woodstock, NY. A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and pedal steel guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling as any band currently subverting folk traditions. Earth Sky Time farm will be firing up the infamous bread bus to sling pizzas topped with homegrown organic vegetables. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $15, kids free. In the event of rain, the event (and after party) will be held inside the barn. More info at earthskytime.com.
Elisabeth von Trapp to Perform: On Sunday at 4 p.m., hear the voice of Elisabeth von Trapp at the Federated Church of East Arlington on Ice Pond Rd. Elisabeth is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story and music were depicted in the movie "The Sound of Music." The suggested donation for this performance is $10 per person. Von Trapp will also have a collection of her CDs for sale after the event. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward the church's mission work, such as supporting the Arlington Food Shelf, the Summer Lunch Program, summer camp scholarships, Habitat for Humanity, and fuel assistance. For more information call the church office at 802-375-2548.
AMHS Varsity Girls Soccer Fundraiser: On Monday, The Arlington Memorial High School Varsity Girls Soccer Team will partner with Ramunto's Pizza in Bennington for a fundraiser to benefit the team. From 6 to 8 p.m., guests who mention they would like to support the team will have 15 percent of their order benefit the AMHS girls. To make a donation to the team, email Coach Aaron Wood at email@example.com.
Solar Eclipse: Watch the Solar Eclipse at Bennington Free Library on Monday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. the Library will show NASA TV's live-stream video, which will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States. The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes. Meet upstairs in the Rotary Room. The library is air conditioned and wheelchair accessible. More info: 802-442-9051 or benningtonfreelibrary.org.
Extracurricular offerings meeting: Burr and Burton Academy extracurricular theater, dance and film meeting will be held on Monday, 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 2017-18 season. There are so many opportunities for everyone. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author discussion: Author Stephen Butz will discuss his new book, Shays' Settlement in Vermont: A Story of Revolt and Archaeology Tuesday, at 7 p.m., at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St. The Bennington Bookshop is co-sponsoring the event and will provide copies for purchase and light refreshments. Butz is the leader of the site's first formal study, and his book describes the archaeological investigation, as well as retelling Shays' life and his role in the rebellion that bears his name. For more information: 802-442-5059.
Readings: On Tuesday, 6 to 7 p.m., at the Marble House Project, 1161 Dorset West Road, there will be readings by playwrights Willie Johnson and Mackenzie McBride. Free and open to the community. Visit marblehouseproject.org.
Medical ethics talk: Green Mountain Academy welcomes Professor Joe Markowski of Castleton University to talk about medical ethics. The talk will take place on Tuesday, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy. Professor Markowski will discuss the ethical distinction between killing versus letting die in the context of a whole range of issues in health care, including beginning-of-life issues, treatment and end- of-life choices. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Learn to Knit: Want to learn to knit? Come to the Manchester Community Library's Free Beginners Knitting Workshop for all ages on Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. You can bring your own supplies or use yarn and needles on hand at the Library. Be part of the Library's exciting, collaborative community Super Secret Soft Art Project by learning to knit a 12"x12" square that will be incorporated into the final design. Feeling stressed? Knitting is the new yoga, and here's your chance to learn how. The Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave./Corner of Route 7A.
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Kindness Rock Project: Nadine Scott is going to bring the The Kindness Rocks Project to Hoosick Falls. On Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. and Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. at Cheney Library will be decorating rocks to place in the Kindness Rocks garden. The rocks have already been painted with a base coat and all is needed is to paint on a picture or a favorite saying with felt tip colored markers. Then they will be sealed and put in the garden of Cheney Library. Call 518-686-9401 to sign-up for this event so that there will be enough rocks painted.Cheney Library is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We can become a part of this world-wide project.
Essential Oils session: Join Certified Professional Aromatherapist Daniela Stewart at the Manchester Community Library Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m., for an introductory session on essential oils. The program is free and open to the public. Space is Limited. Registration is required: email@example.com or 802-549-4577. Refreshments will be served.
Live concert: The Prescriptions band will be at the Vermont Veterans' Home located at 325 North St. On Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. This outdoor concert is free and is open to the community, bring blankets or chairs to enjoy the performance. Parking will be located behind the main building or the deer park parking lot.
Journalism in the Digital Age: Green Mountain Academy welcomes David Guistina, Producer and Morning News Anchor of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, to talk about journalism in the digital age. The talk will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library. This presentation will look at the nature and complexity of mass communication in the internet age, and how people must make a more proactive effort to find quality information to make decisions as informed citizens. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.
Wine and Cheese Seminar: The Northshire Bookstore presents a wine and cheese seminar with author Alice Feiring and Consider Bardwell Farm on Friday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. As part of the inaugural Manchester Food and Wine Classic, Northshire Bookstore is happy to host one of several Wine & Lifestyle Seminars that will take place over this three day festival. Author Alice Feiring will be here to present her new book "The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass." In addition to the wine tasting, Consider Bardwell Farm will also be talking about and offering tastes of their award-winning cheeses. Their farm in West Pawlet Vermont is a producer of handmade cheese from goat and cow milk. Their raw milk cheese is antibiotic and hormone free, and nutritionally complete.
Clambake with Champagne Jam: Post 69 will be hosting their Annual Clambake with Champagne Jam starting at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. $35 per person, 21 and over , includes hot dogs, burgers, sausage, clam chowder, cold and steamed clams served at noon. At 3 p.m. there will be BBQ Chicken, corn, salad and rolls. At 6 p.m. there will be a Champagne Jam. Raffles will include a gas grill, patio set, and three lobsters. Ticket cut-off date is Aug. 12 and are on sale now at Post 69. Facebook: American Legion Post 69. Call 802-375-6157 for more information.
Dog Show: East Arlington Dog Show at the Federated Church of East Arlington Dog Show Competition, games, bake sale, raffle, and blessing of the animals. Event begins at 3 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Second Chance Animal Shelter.
Turkey Dinner: The South Readsboro Community Club on Boisley Hill Rd. will have a Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings on Saturday Aug. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be blueberry shortcake for dessert. Adults, $12.00, children 5-11, $6.00.
Sweetback Sisters: Readsboro Arts Summer Concerts welcomes The Sweetback Sisters, Friday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. The Sweetback Sisters, Emily Miller and Zara Bode, have garnered a strong following in Vermont, across the country, and abroad with a live show. They will be coming to the EJ Bullock Building, 7012 Main St. in a fundraiser for Readsboro Arts. The Readsboro date is also the release date of the Sweetback Sisters' newest album, "King of Killing Time." The CD will be available for purchase (and signing) at the show. Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance by calling 423-5600 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pool party for dogs: The Bennington Recreation Center will host a "Fur Babies Pool Party" on Saturday, Aug. 26. Entry fee is $5 and a can of dog or cat food. Cash only. For dogs 60 pounds and over the hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dogs under 60 pounds are 2 to 5 p.m. Humans are not allowed in the pool with the 60 pound dogs. All dogs must have current proof of rabies vaccination and a dog license. Registration is required. Each dog may stay up to two hours but you must register in each of the one hour time slots. The time slots are per dog, not per family. You can register at the rec center any time Monday through Friday until 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Any questions, call 802-442-1053.
Johnny Cash Tribute: Philip Bauer's "The Legend of Johnny Cash" comes to the Southern Vermont Arts Center's Arkell Pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Bauer's uncanny look and stage presence take his audience back to when Cash was the king of country music. The show includes top hits "I Walk the Line" and "Ring of Fire" along with a dead-on impersonation of The Man in Black himself. Special guest Nancilee Kennedy will be joining Bauer to sing "Jackson." Tickets are $49 for members and $55 for non-members. Kids come free with a parent. Veterans receive a $10 discount. To purchase go to svac.org or call 802-362-1405.
Writing Workshop: Local author and instructor James Crews will once again be at Northshire Bookstore on Saturday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to present his workshop Mindfulness and Writing. In this writing class, you'll examine the connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. The class will include some writing exercises and short insight meditation to uncover those images, scenes and memories that might otherwise have been buried or forgotten. Beginners and all levels are welcome—just bring something to write with and an open mind.
Biographer conversation: The Northshire Bookstore presents James Atlas in Conversation with Jamaica Kincaid to discuss "A Shadow in the Garden: A Biographer's Tale" on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Two amazing writers come together in conversation about Atlas's new book "A Shadow in the Garden." The biographer -- so often in the shadows, kibitzing, casting doubt, proving facts -- comes to the stage in this funny, poignant, endearing tale of how writers' lives get documented.
National Dog Day: There will be a National Dog Day Celebration at The Taconic on Aug. 26 starting at 12 p.m. Pamper your dog with an afternoon bath and walk, followed by Yappy Hour. This fundraising event benefits the Second Chance Animal Shelter.
Mime performance: Broken Box Mime Theater will be in residence at the Bennington Center for the Arts from Aug. 24-27th. Join on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. to learn about contemporary mime, collaborative process, and how simple storytelling can be a vehicle for impactful theater. Admission is "pay what you can" and all ages are encouraged to attend. Funds received will go directly towards paying the artists' travel expenses.
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