WEEKEND CALENDAR

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ART

Clark Art Institute:
Opening of "Women Artists in Paris, 1850-1900," and "The Art of Iron: Objects from the Mus e Le Secq des Tournelles, Rouen, Normandy," 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.

Southern Vermont Arts Center: Summer solo shows, opening reception 2 to 4 p.m., 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

Valley Artisans Market: "Still Life Paintings" by Clarence King, artist reception, 3 to 5 p.m., 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

COMMUNITY

Alliance Fair Trade:
Open hours, noon to 4 p.m., 198 Crescent Boulevard, Bennington.

Farmers Market:
Fresh vegetables, food and crafts with live music, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Riverwalk, 150 Depot St., Bennington.

Old First Church: Tag Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1 Monument Circle, Bennington.

Southern Vermont Youth Summit: Workshops will include Suicide Prevention, Beading, Acts of Kindness, Hip Hop and more, 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Southwestern Vermont Health Care, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

Valley Falls Library: Village-wide garage sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 42 State St., Valley Falls, N.Y.

Valley Falls United Methodist Church: Take-out chicken barbecue, $12, $5 children, 1 to 3 p.m., 16 State St., Valley Falls, N.Y.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department: Town-wide tag sale and cook-out, 2806 VT-153, West Pawlet.

FILM

Brandon Town Hall:
"Steamboat Bill Jr.," 7 p.m., 1 Conant Square, Brandon.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Turning Point:
NA, 7 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

KID STUFF

Manchester Ranger District:
Youth Fishing Derby, 9 to 11 a.m., Hapgood Pond Campground, Peru. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

MUSIC

Bennington Museum: Old Vermont Sheet Music: A Parlor Song Performance featuring Linda Radtke and Arthur Zorn, free, 2 p.m., 75 Main St., Bennington.

Brandon Music:
All Types of Kinds, $20, 7:30 p.m., 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.

Taconic Music: Ensembles from Kinhaven Music School's Young Artist Seminar concert, $10, 7 p.m., Zion Episcopal Church, 5167 Main St., Manchester Center.

OUTDOORS

Vermont State Parks: Free admission to all State parks and historic sites, all day; free fishing day, anyone can fish in Vermont without a license.



SUNDAY

COMMUNITY

Hildene:
Community Day, free admission, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,

Legion Bingo: For ages 14 and up, doors open at 4:30 p.m.; bingo starts at 6 p.m., American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, Bennington.

Meet and Greet: Meet in greet with gubernatorial candidate Keith Stern, 2 to 4 p.m., Manchester VFW, 280 Depot St., Manchester Center.

Pet Clinic: Restricted to families who are homeless or receiving public assistance, for treatment of minor illnesses, wounds or injuries, wellness exams, vaccinations, parasites in cats and dogs, 4 and 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Bennington.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care: Cancer Center Community Crusaders Day of Celebration and National Cancer Survivors Day, held together and in conjunction with Centennial Community Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

United Counseling Service: Go the Distance 5k Run/Walk, $25, 9 a.m., 316 Dewey St., Bennington.

MUSIC

Music From Salem: Cello Seminar concert, pay-what-you-can, p.m., Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

South Street Cafe: Jazz Brunch with Banulis and Miller, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a jam session open to additional artists from 1 to 2 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.

OUTDOORS

Vermont State Parks: Free admission to all State parks and historic sites, all day.



MONDAY

COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion:
SAL Sqaudron 69 monthly meeting, 6 p.m., 54 Legion Drive, Arlington.

Elks Bingo: Bingo, $1,000 jackpot and 31 games for $13, doors open at 5:30 and play begins at 7 p.m., at the Bennington Elks, 125 Washington Ave., Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Cribbage, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; Information table, Blueshield of Northeastern NY, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Orchard Hotel: Berkshire Realtors fundraiser for the Berkshire Immigrant Center, 5 to 8 p.m., Gala Restaurant, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown, Mass.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Bennington Free Clinic:
Clinic hours 10 a.m. to noon, 121 Depot St., Bennington. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700; drop-ins will not be seen.

Buddhist Meditation Group: Buddhist meditation and teachings with Roger Guest , 7 to 9 p.m. Locations and information: Harda at 802-447-7065.

Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free gentle yoga for cancer survivors, participants can join at any time and at any stage in treatment or recovery regime, 5 to 6 p.m., Conference Room C at Southern Vermont Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington. Information: Jane Schaeffer, 802-447-0393 or benningtonyoga.com.

Turning Point Center: All Recovery, a support group that welcomes people on all pathways to recovery, 1 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m.; Al-Anon Beginners at 6:30 p.m.; Al-Anon for anyone whose life is affected by someone else's drinking or substance abuse, free, anonymous, confidential, 7 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.



TUESDAY

COMMUNITY

Auxiliary Members Meeting:
All members welcome, 6 p.m., 137 North St., Bennington. Join or information: 802-442-9857 and leave a call back number.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Card party, 10 a.m.; strawberry shortcake social, 12:30 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Transportation available.

Milham Planetarium: Free shows by astronomy students, 8 p.m., Old Hopkins Observatory, Main Street, Williamstown. Reservations: 413-597-2188.

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.

FILM

Manchester Community Library:
Screening of a 1950 Academy Award winning film starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden, 1 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

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. Information: Peter and Pauline Grimes, 518-677-5414.

NA Meeting:
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.

Prostate Cancer Support Associates:
Meeting, 5:30 p.m., SVMC Cancer Center Library, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington. New members, spouses, and/or anyone interested is welcome. Information: 802-375-9719.

Turning Point Center:
Women's self-esteem group, 11 a.m, 465 Main St., Bennington.

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.

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

KID STUFF

Manchester Community Library:
Story Time, for children from infancy to preschool to develop a love of reading, followed by a craft, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

LECTURE

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning: "When Stories and Pictures Lie Together," $20, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester. Register: 802-867-0111 or greenmtnacademy.org.

LITERARY

Tap House at Catamount Glass:
Poetry/Spoken Work open mic, sign up at 7, readings at 7:15 p.m., 309 Country St., Bennington.



WEDNESDAY

COMMUNITY

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Bone builders, 10:30 a.m.; exercise class, 1 p.m.; vehicle available, 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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 bnewman@bayada.com.

Turning Point Center:
Narcotics Anonymous, noon; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m.; 465 Main St., Bennington.

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region:
Training for those interested in becoming hospice volunteers, 8 to 4 p.m., Bennington. Register: 802-442-0540.

LECTURE

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning:
Mia Nassivera leads a three-session tribal dance workshop, $45, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy Dance Studio, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester. Register: 802-867-0111.

MUSIC

Manchester Community Library: Guitarist Eric Despard performs classical guitar music spanning 500 years, from the Renaissance through today, 7 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

West Mountain Inn:
Summer Music Wednesdays concert series, Duane Carleton performs, $18 with pizza buffet, $5 music only, 6 to 8 p.m.,144 West Mountain Inn Road, Arlington.

THEATER

Southshire Community School:
"Odysseus" Spring play, 7 p.m., 24 Bank St., North Bennington.

Weston Playhouse: "Anne of Green Gables," $10-$20, 4 p.m., Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.



THURSDAY

COMMUNITY

Alliance Fair Trade: Open hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 198 Crescent Boulevard, Bennington.

Arlington American Legion: ALA Unit 69 Flag Day, 7 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Bone Builders, 10 a.m.; Bingo, 12:45 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Transportation available.

Manchester Farmers Market: Live music, local food, kids activities, 3 to 6 p.m., Adams Park, Main Street, Manchester Center.

Milham Planetarium:
Free shows by astronomy students, 8 p.m., Old Hopkins Observatory, Main Street, Williamstown. Reservations: 413-597-2188.

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

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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.

Get Fit Bennington: Free workout group for all ages and abilities, 6 p.m., Willow Park, East Road, Bennington.

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

Turning Point Center: Making Recovery Easier meeting, 1 p.m., this is a 6-week series of workshops for those new to recovery or for those who have struggled with the recovery process. A certification of completion is awarded for completing the series. Codependents Anonymous, 6 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse: Street Meditation: How to Calm Your Mind at Any Moment, 1:30 to 3:30 pm., 108 School St., Bennington. Register: 802-442-1876.

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

HISTORY

Bennington Battlefield: Tour of the Battlefield, walking and driving, 1 p.m., NY-67, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Bennington Battle Monument: Flag day, Phyllis Chapman presents the history and legends of familiar flags, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 15 Monument Circle, Bennington.

Cheney Library: Memoir group meets, 3 to 4 p.m., 73 Classic St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Cambridge Central School:
K-6 Flag Day, 8:15 to 8:45 a.m., 24 S. Park St., Cambridge, N.Y.

LITERARY

Bennington College:
April Bernard and Justin Torres read as part of the Writers Reading Series, 7 to 8 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Winhall Memorial Library: Cookbook Club, special cooking demonstration and food tasting with local Chef Erik Peckel, 6 p.m., 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road, Bondville. RSVP: 802-297-9741.

THEATER

Weston Playhouse:
"Anne of Green Gables," $10-$20, 4 p.m., Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.



FRIDAY

COMMUNITY

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; Zumba, 11 a.m.; Bingo, 12:30 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Manchester Community Library: Pop Up Bookshop book sale, 5 to 8 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

DANCE

Bennington Community Dance Circle:
Nataraja, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., Bennington.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Turning Point Center:
Smart Recovery, 3 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

KID STUFF

Sunrise Family Resource Center:
Playgroup for kids up to six years old, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 238 Union St., Bennington.

LITERARY

Bennington College:
Melissa Febos and Amy Hempel read as part of the Writers Reading Series, 7 to 8 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

THEATER

Weston Playhouse:
"Anne of Green Gables," $10-$20, 4 p.m., Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, 705 Main St., Weston.


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