WEEKEND CALENDAR

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SATURDAY



COMMUNITY

Alternative Gift Fair:
Fair Trade crafts from around the world and the change to donate to the Heifer Project, Habitat for Humanity and Asian Rural Institute, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dorset Church, Church Street, Dorset.

Christmas Bazaar: Over 20 tables of crafts and goods, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Bennington.

Christmas Parade: Salem Area Chamber of Commerce hosts "A Very Sparkly Christmas!" parade and a visit from Santa, 1 p.m., following the Elf on a Shelf Scavenger hunt at area businesses, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vail Street to the fairgrounds, Salem, N.Y.

Farmers Market: Fresh vegetables, food and crafts with live music by Ransom Notes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 601 Main St., Bennington.

Memory Cafe: The Bennington County Memory Caf , music, games, crafts, poetry and guest speakers, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Brookdale Fillmore Pond, 300 Village Lane, Bennington.

KID STUFF

McCullough Free Library:
Tales for Tots story and play group, 10:30 a.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.

MUSIC

Meetinghouse Cafe:
Jack Rossiter-Munley performs, $10, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St., Bennington.

Taconic Music: Joana Genova, Ariel Rudiakov, Deborah Buck, Sophie Shao, Jessica Bowers and Oren Fader perform Brahms, Mozart and more, $15 donation suggested, 4 p.m., Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester.



SUNDAY



COMMUNITY

Alternative Gift Fair: Fair Trade crafts from around the world and the change to donate to the Heifer Project, Habitat for Humanity and Asian Rural Institute, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dorset Church, Church Street, Dorset.

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.

Tri Town Collectors Club:
Coin and hobby show, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hampton Inn, 51 Hannaford Square, Bennington.

MUSIC

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.



MONDAY



COMMUNITY

Elks hosts 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.

Vermont Tech:
Nursing and Paramedicine programs open house, 4 to 6 p.m., 105 Union St., Bennington. Register: vtc.edu/events.

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, 4 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.

Qigong: Healing circle with Spring Forest Qigong certified instructor Tracy Purdy-Martin, 5 to 5:45 p.m. at Eastwick Physical Therapy, Route 7, Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Information: Tracy, 802-379-8339 or tpurdymartin@gmail.com.

MUSIC

Open Mic Night: South Street Cafe, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.



TUESDAY



COMMUNITY

Friends of the Village School of North Bennington:
Informal meeting for community members, parents and friends, learn how to support our staff and students, 6:30 p.m., 9 School St., North Bennington.

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.

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.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Alzheimer's Support Group: Caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia meet, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Brookdale Fillmore Pond, 300 Village Lane, Bennington. RSVP to Jennifer Hill: 802-447-7000 or Jennifer.hill@brookdale.com and take home two meals to go at the conclusion of the support group.

Celebrate Recovery: Bennington Celebrate Recovery meets, all welcome, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington. Every third Tuesday is a potluck event that starts at 5:45 p.m. Information: Peter and Pauline Grimes, 518-677-5414.

Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free gentle yoga for cancer survivors, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room C, Southern Vermont Medical Center, 100 Hospital Drive, Bennington. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. Information: Jane Schaeffer, 802-447-0393 or benningtonyoga.com.

Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous meets, 5:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington.

Peer Support Group Meeting: NAMI Vermont Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals living with mental illness, noon, United Counseling Services, 316 Dewey St., Bennington.

Turning Point Center: Women's self-esteem group, 11 a.m; Meditation group, 5 p.m.; Hand in Hand recovery meeting, a facilitated meeting where family members in recovery come together with persons in recovery from substance abuse, 6 p.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.

KID STUFF

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

MUSIC

South Street Cafe:
Live piano music featuring Rakia Montane, 3 to 4 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.



WEDNESDAY



COMMUNITY

Bennington Senior Center: Zumba Gold, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Movie showing from 1 to 3 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Turning Point Center: Narcotics Anonymous, noon; Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 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 benningtonyoga.com.



THURSDAY



COMMUNITY

Bennington Senior Center:
Building Bones, 8:30 to 9:45 a.m and from 10 to 11 a.m.; Quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; Beginner Belly Dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m., 124 Pleasant St., Bennington.

Food Shelf:
Open 1 to 2 p.m., North Bennington Baptist Church, 15 Church St., North Bennington.

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

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.

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

FILM

Manchester Community Library:
Preview screening and discussion of Ken Burns "The Vietnam War," 6:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center. RSVP: govermontpbs.org/vietnammanchester.

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.

Blood Drive:
11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, 1 Hospital Drive, Bennington.

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

Turning Point Center: All Recovery meeting, 11 a.m.; 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.

Yoga:
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.

KID STUFF

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

LECTURE

Bennington College:
Elisabeth Jaquette presents "Imagining Arabic Literature Beyond Politics," 7 p.m., CAPA Symposium; Lewis Seifert presents "Transgender in Early Modern France? The Intriguing Case of The Abb de Choisy," as part of the Foreign Language Series, 7 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, 1 College Drive, Bennington.

Green Mountain Academy: Richard Kremer will present the history of astronomy, $20, 5:30 p.m., Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room, 57 Seminary Ave., Manchester.

MUSIC

South Street Cafe: Live music with That Strange for your lunch hour, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hale Mountain Pickers, 5 to 7 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.



FRIDAY



ART

Spiral Press Cafe:
Seline Skoug new and selected work on display, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., 15 Bonnet St., Manchester Center.

COMMUNITY

69th Annual Snowball Bazaar:
Bake sale, vendors and auction, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington.

McCullough Free Library: Coloring for Adults, materials provided or bring your own, 1 to 6 p.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.

North Hoosick Fire Department:
Spaghetti and meatball benefit supper and Chinese auction, $12, 5 p.m., North Hoosick Fire Department, Route 22, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Turning Point Center:
All Recovery meeting, 4 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 5:30 p.m.; Dual recovery, for those who experience both chemical dependency and an emotional or psychiatric illness, 5:30 p.m., 465 Main St., Bennington.

KID STUFF

Cheney Library:
Lego club for kids grades 2-4, 4 to 5 p.m., 73 Classic St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

McCullough Free Library: Lego Club for ages 5 and up, 3 to 6 p.m., 2 Main St., North Bennington.

Sunrise Family Playgroup:
For kids up to five years old, 12:30 to 2 p.m., 238 Union St., Bennington. Information: Rose Morrison, 802-442-6934.

MUSIC

Brandon Music: Miro Sprague Quartet jazz ensemble will perform, $20, 7:30 p.m., 62 Country Club Road, Brandon.

Southern Vermont Arts Center: Friday Night Live concert featuring performances by Don't Leave, The Bondville Boys and The Colby Eight, $15, 7 p.m., 930 SVAC Drive, Manchester.

THEATER

Dorset Players:
"The 12 Days of Christmas" family-friendly holiday comedy based on the song, $18/children free, 7:30 p.m., 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. Tickets: dorsetplayers.org.

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