Arlington American Legion:
Ping Pong League, $6, 6 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington. Must be 18 or older to play.

Bennington County Habitat for Humanity:
Volunteers welcome, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 30 Corcoran's Way, Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Bone builders, 10:30 a.m.; exercise class, 1 p.m.; vehicle available, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Rights and Democracy Bennington: Screening of "Now is the Time," and discussion about health care access, 7 p.m., Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Salem Women's Club: Tea hosted by Chairman Alberta Murn, Allison Reynolds will present "Addiction and the Brain," 1 p.m., First United Presbyterian Church, 13 West Broadway, Salem, N.Y.


Southern Vermont Health Care:
Qi Gong for cancer survivors and their support teams, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Conference Room C, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

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

Turning Point Center: Narcotics Anonymous, noon; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m.; 465 Main St., Bennington. Power nap: Yoga Nidra session to recharge your batteries with Susan Beal, $5, noon to 12:30 p.m., The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., Bennington. Information: 802-447-0393 or


Manchester Community Library: Junior Makers club inspired by STEAM, for students in grades 2-4, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. Sign up:


Bennington College:
Morgan Jerkins will read from her bestseller "This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female and Feminist in (White) America," 7 to 8 p.m., Franklin, 1 College Drive, Bennington.


Burr and Burton Academy: The Creative Arts Department presents "Prism Concerts," 6:30 p.m., Riley Center for the Arts, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester Center. Tickets:

Williams College: MidWeek Music, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.



Alliance Fair Trade Gifts:
Open hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., 198 Crescent Boulevard, Bennington.

Bennington Free Library: Community College of Vermont's Job Hunt Helper Hawke Sleigh assists with finding employment opportunities, writing resumes and cover letters, applying for jobs online and more, 1 to 4 p.m., 101 Silver St., Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Eat Smart Ideas, 11 a.m.; St. Patrick's Day dinner, 12:30 p.m.; bingo, 12:45 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Transportation available.

Knitting club: Drop-ins welcome, 5:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.

North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehab Center:
Corned beef and cabbage dinner, free, 5 to 7 p.m., 175 Franklin St., North Adams, Mass. Reservations: 413-662-4403.

St. Luke's Parish: Soup supper, free, 4 to 6 p.m., 4 St. Luke's Place, Cambridge, N.Y.

Thrift Store Hours: Bygone Boutique, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., located in the rear of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 404 Houghton Lane, Bennington. All proceeds go directly to the operating budget of Forrest Ward School.

Tri-State Northeast Community Bible Study: Visitors Day, 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church, 484 Hill Road, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region: Volunteer training, 9 a.m. to noon, 1128 Monument Ave., Bennington. Register: 802-442-0540.

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.

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

Turning Point Center: Making Recovery Easier meeting, 4 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.

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


Bennington Museum:
Museum ABCs storytime, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 75 Main St., Bennington.

Manchester Community Library: Storytime followed by free play, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.


The Lightning Jar:
"Professional and Personal Branding," 6 to 8 p.m., VSECU, 194 North St., Bennington.

Second Congregational Church: Renters 101, three-week course, 12:30 too 2:30 p.m., 115 Hillside St., Bennington. This week: "Housing Readiness and Search."

Clark Art Institute: "Notions of Femininity," presented by Curatorial Assistant Kristie Couser. free with gallery admission, 12:-12:30 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, Mass.


Williams Bookstore: Longtime Berkshire Eagle contributor Kevin O'Hara will read from "My First Pint of Guinness and other Irish Tales," 6:30 p.m., 81 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass.


Bennington College: 2nd annual Staff and Faculty karaoke, 8 to 10 p.m., Student Center Dining Room, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Burr and Burton Academy: The Creative Arts Department presents "Prism Concerts," 6:30 p.m., Riley Center for the Arts, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester Center. Tickets:

Historic Salem Courthouse: Men O'War Balladeers, 7 p.m., 58 East Broadway, Salem, N.Y.

Perfect Wife Restaurant and Other Woman Tavern: Musician's Jam, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 2594 Depot St., Manchester Center.

South Street Cafe: Live music with That Strange for your lunch hour, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.

Williams College: Cassatt String Quartet, free, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown, Mass.


Bookstore hosting

Irish storyteller

Clark Art offers

lunchtime talk

The Clark Art Institute's popular "Looking and Lunching" program continues at noon Thursday with "Notions of Femininity" presented by Curatorial Assistant Kristie Couser.

A half-hour gallery discussion of the Impressionist painting "The Bath" (1885-86) by Berthe Morisot will be followed by continued conversation over lunch with fellow art lovers.

The program is free with gallery admission; arrive early to order and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch. Limited seating is available.


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