CALENDAR FOR MAY 17-18
Alliance Fair Trade: Open hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 198 Crescent Boulevard, Bennington.
Bennington College: Stickney Observatory public observing, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 1 College Drive, Bennington.
Common Good Vermont: Vermont Gives, third annual day of online giving raising funds and awareness for Vermont non-profits, in collaboration with Vermont Community Foundation.
Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Eat Smart Ideas, 11 a.m.; Health Department Presentation on Hypertension, 11:30 a.m.; Bingo, 12:45 p.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Transportation available.
Northern Berkshire United Way: Spirit of Caring Awards and Celebration fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams.
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, 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.
VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region: Bereavement support group, 11 a.m. to noon, Unitarian Universalist Church, 108 School St., Bennington.
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.
Bennington Battlefield: Tour the three main areas of interest in the first engagement of the battle, 3 p.m., NY-67, Hoosick, N.Y.
Bennington Free Library: Museum ABCs, "Trail Tale" with Anne Hunter, 1:30 p.m., 75 Main St., Bennington.
Manchester Community Library: Storytime for children from infancy to preschool, followed by free play, 10:30 a.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.
Dorset Library: Bring Your Own Book book club for young adults meets, 6 to 7 p.m., Dorset Library, Route 30, Dorset.
Mount Anthony Union High School: MAU Choir Spring Concert, featuring the Choir, Chambers, Da Capos and Madrigals groups, 7 p.m., 301 Park St., Bennington.
South Street Cafe: Live music with That Strange for your lunch hour, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.
The Left Bank: Lego show reception, 6 to 8 p.m., Village School of North Bennington, 9 School St., North Bennington.
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.
McCullough Free Library: Coloring for Adults, materials provided or bring your own, 1 to 6 p.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.
Bennington College: MFA Dance Concert, 8 to 9 p.m., VAPA Martha Hill Dance Theater, 1 College Drive, Bennington.
Bennington Community Dance Circle: Nataraja community dance circle, $5 donation, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., Bennington.
Greenwich Free Library: Contra and Square dance, with The Library All Stars band and caller Fern Bradley, 7 to 10 p.m., St. Joseph's Parish Hall, 31 Hill St., Greenwich, N.Y.
Southern Vermont Arts Center: "The Black List," 7 p.m., 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Family Fitness Class: Free fitness class for all ages with Optionz Health and Fitness, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., Molly Stark, 181 Orchard St., Bennington.
Turning Point Center: Smart Recovery, 3 p.m.; All Recovery meeting, 4 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.
Manchester Rod & Gun Club: Fishing Derby, registration begins at 5 p.m., Palmer House Pond.
McCullough Free Library: Lego Club for ages 5 and up, 3 to 6 p.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.
Shaftsbury Elementary School: Big Truck Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Shaftsbury Elementary School, 150 Buck Hill Road, Shaftsbury.
Sunrise Family Resource Center: Playgroup for kids up to six years old, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 238 Union St., Bennington.
Dorset Players: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," $30, 7:30 p.m., Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset.
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