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Learn about becoming a hospice volunteer

MANCHESTER — On March 14, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Manchester Community Library, 138 Cemetery Ave., Bayada Hospice personnel will offer a meet-and-greet to learn about the rewards of volunteering for Hospice.

On hand will be pet therapy dogs, refreshments, and printed information and applications.

"Our volunteers are respected members of the care team, whether they walk a client's dog, help them write letters, garden, sing or read to them, or just offer a friendly ear and reminisce," said Martha Perantoni, volunteer coordinator.

People who are in the process of dying have a unique perspective on what it means to be alive.

"We take our mission seriously, but we also have fun while partnering with our patients on their journey," Perantoni said. "We welcome upbeat, big-hearted people who are dedicated to bringing peace and joy to those at the end of life."

For more information: mperantoni@bayada.com or 802-282-4122. 

Applications being accepted for'100-Year Anniversary' scholarship

MANCHESTER — The Garden Club of Manchester is offering a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 as part of its "100-Year Anniversary" to a local high school graduating senior pursuing an education in environmental studies, agribusiness, botany or any related field of study. The scholarship will be awarded in June and paid after the student has successfully completed his or her first semester. The application form and other related details can be found on the GCM's website gardenclubofmanchester.com under the "What We Do" tab. Application deadline is April 30. Information: Carolyn Brogan, 802-362-1002.

Documentary filmmaking offered by GMALL

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning will offer a four-part course on documentary filmmaking with Burr and Burton Academy cinematography teacher, Bill Muench. The class will meet on Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Smith Center at the academy.

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This hands-on workshop will teach the practical skills needed to tell great non-fiction stories. This interactive class focuses on three core skills for making great documentaries: how to film compelling interviews, how to shoot or find effective b-roll footage and how to edit your film. Cameras will be provided for those who need them. Registration fee for the four-session workshop is $75. For more information or to register, 802-867-0111 or visit greenmtnacademy.org.

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Weekly menu for Meals on Wheels

The weekly menu for Bennington County Meals on Wheels: Monday, March 2: Chicken Corn Chowder, Creamed Spinach, Glazed Carrots, Whole Wheat Bread, Cottage Cheese w/Peaches. Tuesday, March 3: Beef w/Peppers & Onions, Brown Rice Pilaf, Fresh Mixed Vegetables, Whole Wheat Roll, Pineapple. Wednesday, March 4: Hot Turkey Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli & Carrots, Chickpea Salad, Cookie. Thursday, March 5: Oven Breaded Fish, Roasted Red Potatoes, California Blend Vegetables, Garden Salad, Fruited Yogurt. Friday, March 6: Beef Taco Bake, Green Beans, Corn, Coleslaw, Orange. Menu is subject to change without notice due to product availability and nutritionist discretion.


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