WEEKEND CALENDAR

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SATURDAY



COMMUNITY

5th Annual Cake Auction:
Auction to benefit the Book Angels Program, Martin Philips book presentation at 4 p.m., followed by reception and bidding, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

12th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair:
Over 25 vendors and artisans, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Salem Courthouse, 58 East Broadway; Photos with Santa, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gardenworks, 1055 County Route 30, 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.

First Baptist Church Fellowship of Readsboro: Christmas sale, visit from Santa, Chinese auction and lunch, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 7030 Main St., Readsboro.

Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center: Vigil for Peace, 12:30 p.m., Main Street, Bennington.

Hildene: Store open house, "Our Home for the Holidays," 9:30 to 4:30 p.m., 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester.

Manchester Merriment: Lighted Tractor Parade, 5:30 p.m., School Street, Bonnet Street, Main Street and Memorial Ave., Manchester.

Pownal Valley Fair Committee:
Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pownal Legion, Route 7, Pownal.

Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales: Christmas Bake Sale, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Parish Center, 238 Main St., Bennington.

Second Congregational Church:
69th Annual Snowball Bazaar, featuring tag sale, silent auction, bake sale and more, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 115 Hillside St., Bennington.

HISTORY

Manchester Merriment:
Annual Historic Inn Tours, $15, noon to 4 p.m. Participating inns are the Arlington Inn, Arlington's West Mountain Inn, Equinox Resort, the Inn at Manchester, the Inn at Ormsby Hill, Inn on Covered Bridge Green, Ira Allen House, Kimpton Taconic Hotel, the Marble West Inn, the Reluctant Panther Inn & Restaurant.

KID STUFF

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

LITERARY

Cheney Library:
First Saturday book sale and Kids Holiday Shop, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 73 Classic St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Northshire Bookstore: Whitney Stewart presents "Mindful Kids," a mindfulness activity deck for kids ages 4 and up, 11 a.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

MUSIC

Williams College Department of Music:
Williams Jazz Ensemble performs, free, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

THEATER

Dorset Players: "The 12 Days of Christmas" family-friendly holiday comedy based on the song, $18/children free, 2 p.m., 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. Tickets: dorsetplayers.org.



SUNDAY



COMMUNITY

Cambridge Valley Lodge 481:
Chicken biscuit dinner, 1 to 4 p.m., 6 Coila Road, Cambridge, N.Y.

Federated Church of East Arlington: Advent Workshop, crafts, cocoa and cookies, 2 to 4 p.m., Ice Pond Road, Arlington.

Hildene: Store open house, "Our Home for the Holidays," 9:30 to 4:30 p.m., 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester.

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.

KID STUFF

Mount Anthony County Club:
Santa Brunch, bring your letters and cameras, $18.95-$10.95, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington. Reservations: 802-442-2617.

LECTURE

Manchester Community Library:
Kyle Mason, "Take a Look at Forests Through the Eyes of a Forester," 4 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

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.

Williams College Department of Music:
String Chamber Music Studio Recital, 1 p.m.; Flute Studio Recital, 5 p.m.; Voice Studio Recital, 7:30 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

THEATER

Dorset Players:
"The 12 Days of Christmas" family-friendly holiday comedy based on the song, $18/children free, 2 p.m., 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. Tickets: dorsetplayers.org.

Shakespeare on Main Street:
"A Christmas Carol," $15-$5, 7:30 p.m., Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main 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.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center:
Cribbage, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 10:30 a.m.; shopping day to Colonie, van leaves at 9:30 a.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Kevin's Senior Luncheon: Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., 27 Main St., North Bennington. Reservations: Emily, 802-442-9490.

Manchester Community Library:
Burr and Burton students share their vision of the world as part of the Can We Talk? Bridging the Political Divide" Initiative, 7 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

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

Williams College Department of Music:
Sitar/Tabla Studio Recital, 5 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

THEATER

Dorset Players:
Auditions for the Spring Show, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 6:30 p.m. The show will run May 18 to 27, 2018.



TUESDAY



COMMUNITY

Bennington Lions Club:
December board meeting, 6 p.m., TD Bank conference room, Main Street, Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Card party day, 10:30 a.m., 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

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

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.

THEATER

Dorset Players:
Auditions for the Spring Show, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," 6:30 p.m. The show will run May 18 to 27, 2018.



WEDNESDAY



COMMUNITY

Elks Benefit Dinner:
Serving a choice of baked or fried fish or baked chicken, scalloped or French fried potatoes, coleslaw, clam chowder, dinner rolls and coffee, $9, 5:30 p.m. until gone, 125 Washington Ave., Bennington. Benefits Elks National Foundation for Scholarships and Veterans Programs.

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

Quilt Guild: Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St., Bennington. Information: benningtonquiltfest.com.

Vermont Veterans' Home:
Bennington's Home for the Holidays Celebration, tree lighting and visit with Santa, 5:30 p.m., 325 North 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.

KID STUFF

Manchester Community Library: Makers Club for Middle Schoolers, Kim Ray teaches holiday house construction, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.



THURSDAY



COMMUNITY

Arlington American Legion: Post 69 Legionnaires meeting, 6 p.m., 54 Legion Road, Arlington.

Cheney Library: Sarah McFadden will present an introduction to Twitter. Register: 518-686-9401.

Greater Bennington Peace and Justice Center: Monthly meeting and potluck, 6:15 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse, 108 School St., Bennington.

Hoosick Falls Senior Center: Bingo, 12:45 p.m.; van transportation available, 69 Church St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

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.

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.

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.

HISTORY

Northshire Bookstore:
Mark Bushnell presents "The Hidden History of Vermont," 6 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center.

KID STUFF

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

McCullough Free Library:
Polar Express Night, printmaking craft with Kristen Blaker, cookie decorating and storytime, 6 p.m., North Bennington Train Station, Depot Street, North Bennington.

MUSIC

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



FRIDAY



COMMUNITY

Bennington Free Library:
Coloring circle, bring your own things or use ours, 2 to 5 p.m., 101 Silver St., 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.

Manchester Community Library: Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, find knit gift, kitchenware, decor and more, 5 to 7 p.m., 138 Cemetery Ave., Manchester Center.

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

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 in grades 5 and 6, 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

Open Mic Night: South Street Cafe, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 105 South St., Bennington.

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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