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.
Prom: The Cambridge CSD junior prom will be held on Saturday. 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.
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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. 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 townofhoosicklions.org
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 Rd. (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 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, 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 www.eonscreative.com 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.
Riverworks: HooRWA hosts Riverworks!, a weekend outdoor art exhibition along the Hoosic River in Williamstown on Saturday and Sunday 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.
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.
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.
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.
Blood Draw Registration: The Vermont Department of Health is reminding people in Bennington and North Bennington affected by PFOA contamination of drinking water, that May 24 is the deadline to sign up for the eleventh - and final - PFOA blood draw clinic scheduled for June 6. To register for the June 6 clinic, complete the online registration form by May 24: http://survey.healthvermont.gov/s3/PFOA-Blood-Draw-Registration.
Medicare Answers: Are you New to Medicare? Have questions? Learn how to navigate the system by attending an informational session on May 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Southwestern VT Council on Aging, 160 Benmont Ave. The session covers: Medicare Part A and Part B, Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), Part D Prescription Drug Plans, Medicare Supplemental (Medigap) Insurance, Enrollment Periods, and Coming off employer based insurance. SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) and the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging. Free and open to the public.
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 www.greenmtnacademy.org.
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.
Concert: Bass Night with Bisio will be from 8 to 9 p.m. in Jennings 136, Bennington Campus.
Economic Development Summit: The Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC), Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) and SeVEDS will host the Southern Vermont Economic Development Summit on Wednesday, May 24. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end with a reception featuring a Young Professionals Recognition Ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Stratton Mountain Base Lodge. This summit focuses on economic and workforce development activity in the Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone. This event is open to the public. Registration information and agenda for the day can be found at www.sovermontsummit.com
Spring Concert: On Wednesday, May 24 at 1:15 p.m. the Cambridge Central School District's kindergarten classes will present their spring concert in the school's Pride Cafeteria. Doors open at 1 p.m. It is requested that attendees use the back parking lots nearest to the athletic fields for parking, to leave the bus loop open for the afternoon bus run.
Farmers' Market: The Manchester Farmers' Market is so excited to announce opening day or our 17th season on Thursday, May 25. The market runs until Oct 5 and is open every Thursday, rain or shine, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Adams Park (across from Gringo Jack's). The market accepts Debit, Credit, EBT, Crop Cash, and Farm to Family coupons. There is ample parking; look for our parking lot signs, or park on the street next to the market. Contact Krysta, the market manager, at MFMVermont@gmail.com, or 505-470-4237 for more information about the market and its programs, or visit us online at Facebook.com/Manchesterfarmersmarket/
Community Forum: Discussion of ITV Fest will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. Please join us for a discussion and presentation about the Independent Television Festival or ITVFest coming to Manchester for the first time this October 11-15, 2017. Executive Director Philip Gilpin Jr. will be speaking about this exciting event which is the world's largest, most accessible and longest running independent television festival.
Vet Information Seminar: Local members of the nonprofit DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will present a veterans' Information seminar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26, at DAV Bennington Chapter #4, 325 North St. This seminar is free to all veterans and members of their families. In conjunction with the seminar, between the hours of 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., our NSOs will be providing claims assistance. For further information regarding this event, please contact NSO Mason J. Sullivan at 617-303-5675.
Health Care Rally: Rights and Democracy ("RAD") Bennington chapter will hold a public Health Care Rally on May 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Bennington Station Restaurant. Those gathered will again demand Healthcare for All as a human right in Vermont. There will be a reception after the rally on the third floor of the Bennington firehouse, with light refreshments and a meet and greet with the speakers. For further information or questions contact: Dick Dundas at 802-447-3700 or email@example.com or Robert Block at 802-447-7042 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or for questions about RAD contact Mary Gerisch- 802-379-6311 email@example.com
Conference: A conference on Volatile Futures/Earthly Matters will be held on May 26-27, all-day at the CAPA Symposium, Bennington Campus. This will be a Friday-Saturday event featuring three presentations on Friday and two on Saturday.
Dance Performance: Performance Projects will be shown on May 26, 8 to 10 p.m. at Martha Hill Dance Theater, Bennington Campus. The performance features new dance works by Souleymane Badolo, Rebecca Brooks, Stuart Shugg, and Yanan Yu.
Author presents at Orvis: Tim Weed will present his book "A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the Orvis Flagship Store on Main Street. In Weed's book fishing guides, amateur sportsmen, teenage misfits and others embark on disquieting journeys of self-discovery in far-flung places from the granite quarries and ski slopes of New Hampshire, to Venezuela's Orinoco basin.
Wild Edibles: On Saturday, May 27, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., Hildene, in collaboration with Transition Town Manchester, will host a "Wild Edibles Talk and Walk." Naturalist and wild foods enthusiast Russ Cohen will lead workshop participants on a tour through Hildene's varied habitat and extensive grounds identifying edible plants, discussing the conditions necessary for each plant to thrive, and demonstrating responsible and safe harvesting practices. Check in is at the Welcome Center where the program begins in the Beckwith Room. Registration is required as class size is limited. The event is $10 for Hildene members. $15 for non-members. Please RSVP by May 25 to Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-367-7960.
Plant Sale: The Peru Church invites you to our annual Memorial Day Church Steps Plant Sale on Saturday May 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to annuals and perennials, there will be a m lange of seedlings, vegetable starters, house plants, and bulbs and bushes. A knowledgeable gardener will be on site to distinguish the creepers from the crawlers and those that need shade from those that prefer sun. Great prices, lots of fun, and some of the most beautiful geraniums on earth! For more information call Pastor Margaret at 802-379-1438
Spring Open Studio Weekend: Visit Readsboro Glassworks during the 25th annual Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend, Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mary Angus and Bill LeQuier of Readsboro Glassworks will be participating in the Vermont Craft Council's Spring Open Studio Weekend, a statewide celebration of the visual arts. The public is invited to stop in to see their latest work and watch one of the glassblowing demonstrations ongoing throughout the weekend. In all, 181 studios are open throughout Vermont during this self-guided tour. Look for the bright yellow signs directing visitors to each studio. Readsboro Glassworks is located at 6954 Main St., Route 100, (lower level). For more information about Readsboro Glassworks, call Mary or Bill at 802-423-7706 or visit www.maryangusglass.com.
Festival and Open House: Timson Hill Preschool will host their Annual Spring Festival And Open House on Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. The Vermont Natural History Museum will give a special presentation of live raptors! Admission is $5.00 per person or $10.00 per family, and all proceeds go to celebrating and fostering continued success of this preschool program. For more information, call Kathie 348-6319, email@example.com, or www.timsonhillpreschool.org
Play at Theater: "Travels with a Masked Man" a play about deception, "the game" (espionage) and rough filial love comes to Oldcastle Theatre Sunday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. at 331 Main St. The play, written by actor John Hadden, is based on his book "Conversations with a Masked Man: My Father, the CIA, and Me." For reservations or information visit the Oldcastle website or call 802-447-0564. Tickets: $25.
Collectors' Club Show: The TriCounty Collectors' Club is hosting its monthly show at the Hampton Inn (next to Hannaford's) on Sunday, May 28 from 8am to 3pm. Coin and collectable dealers from the tri-state area will display a wide variety of collectables for sale as well as give free appraisals for those bringing items for sale. Anyone wishing to participate as a dealer may call Joe at 802-297-1274 to make arrangements.
Memorial Day Service, Parade and Picnic: The community is invited to attend the Dorset Memorial Day Service and Parade at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 29. The service will begin at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, 143 Church St. (off Route 30). At the end of the service the parade will march to the Maple Hill Cemetery and then return to the Dorset Green for the lowering of the flag. A potluck community picnic will be held on the Dorset Church lawn after the event. Please bring a salad or dessert to share and we'll provide the hotdogs. Everyone is welcome to join in the celebration. Questions call the Dorset Church at 802-867-2260.
Memorial Day Parade: Come and honor the men and woman who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country with the Hoosick Falls Post #40 American Legion. The parade is on Monday, May 29. at 10 a.m. beginning in Wood Park. For more information Contact Kevin O'Malley at 518-894-5035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concert: Piano Show Ups on May 29, at 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Deane Carriage Barn, Pit, Bennington Campus. Students of Christopher Lewis, Yoshiko Sato, Joan Forsyth and Matt Lewis will be presenting an end of term piano recital. Works will include a varied repertoire.
Dance Performance: WIP Dance Concert on May 29, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. at VAPA, Bennington Campus. Dance students present new works-in-progress.
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