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"Shrek the Musical, Jr": The of Sacred Heart St. Francis Middle School will present "Shrek the Musical, Jr." Wednesday through Saturday, May 17-20, starting at 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart St Francis School is located at 307 School St. Admission is $6 and advance tickets are on sale at the school office 802-442-2446 or at the door.


Hometown Storytellers Celebrate Vermont: Manchester Community Library and Manchester Historical Society proudly present "Hometown Storytellers," featuring Dave Quesnel, Bob Treat, and Bill West, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hunter Community Room at the Library. This evening of amusement and reminiscence is free and open to the public.

Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave., at the corner of Rt. 7A and Cemetery Ave. For more information, call the Library at 802.362.2607 or email

ENCORE! A Second Showing: The Library, in cooperation with GNAT-TV and Vermont Humanities Council, present ENCORE! A Second Showing of Favorite Programming. At 2 p.m. attend a free screening of the VHC's First Wednesdays program "Churchill and Roosevelt: The Personal Element in Their Relationship," originally presented on April 5. The film screening is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. in Manchester Center, VT. Info: 802-362-2607.

Public Forum on Divestment: Transition Town Manchester (TTM) is hosting a public forum to help explain: What divestment is; Why it matters; Which institutions have already divested; and How you can go about it in a way that does not harm your investment performance nor cost you unnecessary fees or taxes. The forum is from 7 to 8 p.m. This event is free; donations to offset expenses will be gratefully accepted. If you have any questions about the forum, please call Carl Bucholt at 362-4619.

North Bennington

Ancestors 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the CAPA Symposium, Bennington Campus. Bennington Translates program presents a talk by author Eliot Weinberger, whose books of literary essays include "Karmic Traces," "An Elemental Thing," "Oranges & Peanuts for Sale," and, most recently, "The Ghosts of Birds." His political articles are collected in "What I Heard About Iraq" and "What Happened Here: Bush Chronicles."

Concert: Music Composition Project Class Concert at 8 to 9 p.m. at the Deane Carriage Barn, Pit, Bennington Campus Students of Allen Shawn's "Music Composition Project" class perform highlights of their work from the spring semester.



Spring Concert:
The Arlington Memorial High School and Middle School choruses will hold their annual Spring Choral Concert at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. in the Mack Performing Arts Center. The same concert is performed twice. The event is free and open to the community.


Beavers in our Landscape: How humans and beavers can share the land. Join us at One World conservation Center at 7 p.m. for this interactive program about beavers. Fee: By donation. at One World Conservation Center, 413 VT Rte. 7 South.


Author presentation: Anne Garrels will discuss her book, "Putin Country"at 6 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore.

North Bennington

Black Male Fugitivity in the Wake of Loss: From 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the CAPA Symposium, Bennington College. Artist-curator Jaamil Olawale Kosoko '05 will both perform and lead a discussion on how Black theory, scholarship, literature, music, and performance has influenced him as a thinker, writer, and creative movement practitioner.


Last Playgroup:
Pownal Playgroup for infants and toddlers. Pownal Head Start, 97 School House Road, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Activities, snacks, story time and more. For more information contact Christine at 802-442-3686 ext. 148,



Dance Circle:
Bring your friends to Nataraja, a monthly gathering for the local dance community at The Yoga Place (532 Main St, upstairs over the DMV, entrance and free parking in rear of building, off Pleasant St.) from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please call 802-442-5331 for more information.

Music of The Beatles:
At 7 p.m., the Music Department from Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, NJ will join forces with the MAU Music Department to present an evening of The Music of The Beatles. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased in the MAU Main Office or at the door.

Cambridge, N.Y.

Plant Sale:
On Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, the Cambridge Historical Society & Museum will hold a plant sale on the lawn of the U.P. Church (at the red light). The sale will be from 10:00 a.m. until dark on Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a large variety of healthy plants, hanging baskets, vegetables, blooming annuals, perennials.


Dorset Players performance:
The Dorset Players and Mettowee Mill Nursery present "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" as the final production of The Players' 89th Season. Performances are May 19, 20, 26, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and May 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. The Box Office is open May 15-18, 3:30-6:30 and on performance dates, 2 hours before curtain. Tickets are available online at or by calling 802-867-5777 or 867-5570.


Exhibit Opening:
The Gallery at Equinox Village will present an exhibit of photography by Aashna Kinkhabwala titled "Peace, Love, Create," from May 19 through June 8. The Exhibit Opening, scheduled for May 19 at 5 p.m., is free and open to the public and will feature light refreshments. Proceeds from the sale of Ms. Kinkhabwala's work will benefit Apang Manav Mandal, a school for disabled students located in Ahmedabad, India.

Landlord program: Gain the confidence you need to manage your rentals more efficiently at a free program specifically designed for apartment owners and residential rental owners. "How to Stay Out of Court and Other Preventative Measures for Landlords" will be held at the Manchester Community Library at 1 p.m. For more information or to register for this free program please call 802-366-1010. The Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue/7A.

Author Presentation: Nathaniel Philbrick will present his book "Valiant Ambition" at 7 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore.

Cork Dork Dinners: Cork Dork Dinners begin Friday, May 19 with the first of three, "Journey through Piedmont" prepared by Executive Chef, Sigal Rocklin, at the Reluctant Panther. It will be followed by "North by Northwest," prepared by Executive Chef Jon Gatewood, on Saturday, May 20, at The Dorset Inn and "Portuguese Inspiration," prepared by Executive Chef Vanessa Davis, on Sunday, May 21, at The Copper Grouse. Menus for all dinners and other event details can be found on Facebook at Reservations are required for each dinner. Please visit for further information; or call at 802-768-8498 for more information or to book reservations for any of the events.

North Bennington:

Bennington College performance:
Martha Hill Dance Concert on May 19-20, from 8-10 p.m. Bennington students present new student works.


Big Truck Night Carnival:
Shaftsbury Elementary School's Big Truck Night is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This rain or shine event is sponsored by the Shaftsbury Parent Teacher Organization. There will be big trucks, food, games, and prizes. A wide variety of trucks will be on hand. A great time for all and a super way to support Shaftsbury Elementary School.

Big Truck Night Awards:
Shaftsbury will be honoring the members of the Shaftsbury Fire Department during the Big Truck Night carnival, 6:30 p.m. at the Shaftsbury Elementary School. Firefighters will receive length of service awards, ranging from 1 to 69 years. Please join us as we celebrate the service of our brave volunteers.



Fishing Derby:
Squadron 69 Sons of the American Legion Annual Children's Fishing Derby at the Fire Station Pond on Rt. 313. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Fishing begins at 10 a.m. Certificates awarded to each child that participates. Trophies awarded in the following categories: Under 6 years of age, one boy and one girl; 7 to 11 years of age, one boy and one girl; 12 and older, one boy and one girl; one trophy for the largest fish caught. Call 802-375-6157 for more information or to become a member.


Spring Plant Sale:
Second Congregational Church is hosting a spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a wide variety of perennials, some seedlings, and even ferns. The church located at 115 Hillside St. For more information, contact Lynn Williams at 802-375-6355 or Nora Parsons at 802-442-6766.

Cambridge, N.Y.

The Cambridge CSD junior prom will be held on Saturday, May 20. This year's theme is "Enchanted Evening." The coronation will begin at 5 p.m. in the school auditorium followed by the dinner and dance at Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury, NY from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Road Race:
The Town of Hoosick Lions Club 32st Annual Wood Memorial 5K Road Race and one mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 20. Registration is from 7 to 8:40 a.m. at the bandstand with the 5K race starting at 9 am. Fun Run is immediately after. Trophies and medals will be awarded to the top finishers. Registration is $15 for ages 14 and above. $7 for ages 13 and under. Cash prizes will be awarded to the fastest boy and girl runner in each age category. More information, registration forms and the map of the race route may be found at

Movie Night:
Come join the West Hoosick Church for a free movie night at 7 p.m. The movie "War Room" will be shown. West Hoosick Baptist Church is located at 1349 Buskirk West Hoosick Road. (County Rt. 103). Beverages and popcorn will be served. The movie night is open to the general public.

Spring Stroll & Stained Glass: Come and stroll along Hoosick Fall's Main St., 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and view the historic and beautiful works of art in the stained glass of our churches while enjoying the vibrant spring of our village along the Hoosick river. Sponsoring churches: St Mark's Episcopal, First Baptist of Hoosick Falls, First United Presbyterian, Immaculate Conception Catholic church.


Cork Dork movies:
Two movies that connect with the spirit of "wine" have been chosen for the weekend. Both movies will be shown at Village Picture Shows on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, at 11 a.m. to benefit the Manchester Screen Festival.

Cork Dork tasting:
At 4 p.m., enjoy wine, cheese and meet award winning author Bianca Bosker. Tickets to the event, for one or two people, include a copy of Bosker's book and are available online. Please visit for further information; or call at 802-768-8498 for more information or to book reservations for any of the events.

Author Presentation:
Connie May Fowler presents "A Million Fragile Bones" at 7 p.m. at Northshire Bookstore.


Ordinary Heroes Day: Shaftsbury's 2017 Ordinary Heroes Day is from 2 to 4 p.m. at Governor Galusha's Homestead. An annual celebration honoring a strong yet humble, ordinary yet extraordinary, civic-minded Shaftsbury resident. Join us, along with the talented Shaftsbury Elementary School chorus and congratulate Shaftsbury's 2017 Ordinary Hero. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.


HooRWA hosts Riverworks!, a weekend outdoor art exhibition along the Hoosic River in Williamstown on May 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 pm each day. The theme this year is "Taming the River/Letting the River Go." Come down to the river by Cole Field on the Williams College Campus. Free. The Hoosic River Watershed Association is dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and enjoyment of the Hoosic River.



Bennington History presentation:
As part of the Bennington Historical Society's monthly presentations, Ted Bird, local history buff, will present an illustrated talk on some of the floods, fires and catastrophes that have occurred in Bennington over the last 200 years. The program is at 2 p.m., at the Bennington Museum in the Ada Paresky Educational Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

East Arlington

Grange Breakfast:
Battenkill Grange Breakfast will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Bailey Hall. Pancakes, sausage, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, scrambled eggs, coffee, tea or milk. Come and enjoy, last one until September.

North Bennington

Mary's Day:
A Mary's Day program will be held in the Mary's Garden at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.The program begins at 1 p.m. All are invited to attend this special day. Music is provided by the Madonna Della Strada Singers. For information, please contact the St. John the Baptist Parish Office at 802-447-7504.


North Bennington

Art Show:
Bennington County Head Start and the Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) have been working together for years, bringing art to young children. The artwork will be on display on Monday, May 22 from 3 to 4 p.m. at North Bennington Head Start, 2 Park St. For more information contact North Bennington Head Start at 802-442-3686.



Spring Concert:
At 7 p.m., the MAU Band, Jazz Band, Choir and Select Choirs will combine to present their annual spring concert. The concert will be a mix of selections, featuring music by several American Composers, as well as patriotic selections, music of Broadway, a few Beatles tunes and more. Free. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit scholarship funds for MAU student musicians.

Hoosick Falls

Story time at Cheney Library:
Cheney Library will have storytime for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. There will be crafts and snacks.


Woodworking Course:
Green Mountain Academy is offering a three-part woodworking course with BBA Instructor Jon Mowry. The workshop series will take place at the Burr and Burton Academy Woodshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will be introduced to basic woodworking machinery and all will complete a cutting board of their own design by the end of the course. Enrollment is limited. The fee for the three-week class is $60 and includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at

North Bennington

Senior Exhibition Opening:
The opening reception for the Senior Exhibition will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the VAPA Usdan Gallery on the Bennington Campus.

Bass Night with Bisio will be from 8 to 9 p.m. in Jennings 136, Bennington Campus.


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