FRIDAY, NOV. 1

LONDONDERRY - The Collaborative's annual fall online auction has started and will continue through Nov. 1 at 11 p.m. To place a bid or for more information, contact Victoria Silsby at 802-824-4200 or via email at victoria@thecollaborative.us.

BENNINGTON - On Friday, November 1, 2013 from 7:30 -10:30 pm, Bennington Contradance presents its "first Friday" intergenerational community dance at the One World Conservation Center on Route 7 south of Bennington. The dance begins at 7:30. Everyone is welcome, all dances are taught, and no partner or experience is necessary. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for under 12. For more information, call 802-447-2173.

ARLINGTON - The Arlington Rescue Squad is holding its Annual Harvest Dinner on Friday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Fisher Elementary School in Arlington. For more information or to buy meal and raffle tickets, call the squad at 375-6589 (tickets may also be purchased at the door).

BENNINGTON - On Friday, Nov. 1, from 7:30 -10:30 p.m., Bennington Contradance presents its "First Friday" intergenerational community dance at the One World Conservation Center on Route 7 south of Bennington.

Caller David Kaynor will teach all dances. Live dance music will be by the Grafton Street Trio. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, all dances are taught, and no partner or experience is necessary. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information email info@benningtondance.org, call 802-447-2173, or visit the website at www.benningtondance .org

SATURDAY NOV. 2

MANCHESTER - On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Wilburton Inn will provide the setting for, not only a tasty dinner, but the opportunity for guests to unravel who might have been responsible for causing the untimely death of one A. M. Gilbert. The event starts at 6 p.m on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Wilburton Inn. Tickets to the dinner cost $40, and can be reserved by calling 802-362-2500.

DORSET - The Dorset Village Library will present artist Jinna McHugh at a public reception on Saturday, Nov. 2. The free reception will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and all works will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the library.

MANCHESTER - The collaborative of practitioners at Equinox Healing Therapies will offer the Blueprints to Wellbeing Autumn Edition on Saturday, Nov. 2. Tickets available at the door. Call 802-362-3911 x3, for more information.

PERU - A weatherization skillshop for homeowners will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Peru Town Hall from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For information, call Paul Myers at 802-824-6626.

ARLINGTON - On Saturday, Nov. 2, there will be a membership dinner at the Arlington American Legion beginning at 5 p.m. The Legion is located on Legion Road.

MONDAY, NOV. 4

SUNDERLAND - The Sunderland Select Board will hold its next regular meeting at the Sunderland Elementary School. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

TUESDAY NOV. 5

MANCHESTER - Burr and Burton Academy's Creative Arts Department will present "The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later," on Nov. 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Riley Center for the Arts. A 24-hour information line is available at 802-549-8224. The box office opens one hour before the show. Due to the mature content of this dramatic production, parental discretion is advised.

WEDNESDAY NOV. 6

MANCHESTER - Tom Ashbrook, host of National Public Radio's "On Point," will share his perspective on the news world in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m in his talk, "A Life in the News". The Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, call Mark Skinner Library at 802-362-2607.

ARLINGTON - St. James' Episcopal Church will host the workshop "Facebook Primer - Everything You Wanted to Know About Facebook and How to Do it - Part II" on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 7PM. For more information contact the St. James' Parish Office at 802 375-9952.

MANCHESTER - The Manchester Development Review Board will hold its next regular meeting at the Town Hall in the Kilburn Meeting Room. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

MANCHESTER VILLAGE - There will be a Sleep Disorders Talk on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m at Equinox Village. Dr. Michael Algus of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center will describe normal and problematic sleep patterns, the consequences of poor sleep, and what can be done to correct abnormal sleep. For more information about Dr. Algus, visit http://svhealthcare .org/newsreleases/2010/11/svmc_physician_becomes_certified_in_sleep_medicine/ To R.S.V.P. for this program, call (802) 362-4061.