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Griswold present book at Northshire

Megan Griswold will present her book, "The Book of Help: A Memoir in Remedies," at 6 p.m. Friday at the Northshire Bookstore.

This memoir documents the fascinating, funny, and sometimes bizarre strategies one woman uses in her lifelong quest to find herself as well as inner peace and healing. She logs 15,000 hours journeying through different remedies, from New Age/alternative to the odd and extreme. "The Book of Help" traces one woman's life-long quest for love, connection, and peace of mind. A heartbreakingly vulnerable and tragically funny memoir-in-remedies.

Greenwich Free Library hosts painting event

GREENWICH, N.Y. — The Greenwich Free Library will be hosting a Paint and Partake event with Naomi Meyer from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday. Art materials and snacks are included in the $35 fee, and there will be a cash bar. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Spaces to the event are limited, so reservations with advance payment are required. Contact the library at 518-692-7157 to reserve your spot. All proceeds benefit the Greenwich Free Library, which is located at 148 Main St. Meyer, a longtime art teacher at Greenwich Central School, is currently part of the Tang Teaching Museum's outreach program to school children throughout the region.

Movie night at Walker Farm

WESTON — The Weston Film Club will present "Tokyo Story" on Friday at 7 p.m., at the Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, at 705 Main St. For those interested, there is 6 p.m. Social (BYOB and hors d'oeuvre to share) in addition to a discussion following the film. You can purchase tickets for $10 at the door. For reservations or additional information, please email

Family fun night at MCL

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Community Library is hosting a family fun night on Friday from 6-7 p.m., Meet our new Youth Librarian Mrs. "V" as she hosts Mrs. V's Game of Games. Test your trivia knowledge while engaging in wacky stunts. Pizza served. Generously sponsored by the Bank of Bennington. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave.

Lewis performs Chopin at Zion Church

MANCHESTER — Christopher Lewis will be performing Chopin at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Zion Church in Manchester. Lewis, a pianist who teaches at Bennington College, has performed throughout the United States and Italy. He is a winner of the American National Chopin Competition and the New York Leschetizky Society.

Fire Department holds breakfast fundraiser

WEST PAWLET — The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will be serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday, March 10, at its firehouse at 2806 state Route 153. The meal, to be served between 7:30 and 11:00 a.m., comprises of pancake (regular, chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry) served with local maple syrup, as well as waffles, West Pawlet's famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Beverages include coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. The spread costs $8 for people ages 65 and older, $5 for children 5 to 11 years old and $10 for everyone else. Children under 5 eat for free. The venue is fully accessible. All profits from the breakfast will go to the equipment and training expenses of the fire department, a nonprofit organization. Donations are appreciated.

Armchair travel talk visits Australia

MANCHESTER — Join travel bloggers Amy and Nathan Hartle on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Equinox Village for an exciting armchair travel trip to Western Australia & the Outback. The Hartles, who write the blog Two Drifters (, will discuss their six-month visit to Australia, including swimming with whale sharks, exploring a town where people live underground, and seeing plenty of kangaroos. The program is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Equinox Village and presented by Manchester Community Library. A reception, courtesy of Equinox Village, will follow the presentation. Equinox Village is located at 49 Maple St. For more info, contact Cindy at the Library: or 802-549-4577.

Join the GNAT Dinner Party studio audience

SUNDERLAND — Join the live studio audience on Monday from 6:15 - 8 p.m. at GNAT-TV's studio at 6376 Route 7A with chef Jonathan Jakob of Barrows House Inn & Restaurant, and host Courtney Callo. They will prepare Wiesbaden rouladen, Vermont spatzle, New Braunsfles red cabbage, kartoffelpuffer (fried potato balls) and house made apple sauce. Audience members must arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. Suggested ticket donation is $28. Space is limited and reservations are requested. See to learn how to register.

The Arctic: Scandinavia and USA

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes back David Golibersuch to present the third talk in his Arctic exploration series. The talk will take place on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room. In this talk we will study the geography, history, nature, and culture of the Arctic regions of four countries - Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the United States. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit

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Succulents workshop

SHAFTSBURY — The Garden Club of Manchester will meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Endless Spring Organics and Hydroponics, 1835 Route 7A, Shaftsbury, for a workshop on Kokedama moss balls decorated with succulents, a form of Japanese garden literally on a string. Email for further details and visit to learn more about GCM. Visit for further information on Endless Spring.

Prism concert at BBA

MANCHESTER — The Burr and Burton Academy Creative Arts Department will present Prism Concerts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at at Southern Vermont Arts Center. Please join us to celebrate this year's program, "Rise Up," as we explore the story of the Phoenix as a metaphor for life, loss and renewal. Under the direction of Neil and Julie Freebern, the Prism Concert format has evolved to become an immersive and unique multi-media performance that strings together a wide variety of musical performances featuring instrumental and vocal music ensembles, uninterrupted by applause. Tickets for Rise Up, Prisms 2019, can be purchased at

Blood drive at First Congregational

MANCHESTER — The Red Cross will host a blood draw from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Manchester Village. There is an emergency recruit for blood donation at this time. Scheduling an appointment is important to know how many Medical Technicians to send to obtain each pint of blood. Call 800-RED CROSS for appointment times available. Obtaining a Rapid Pass the day of the blood draw saves time. Thank you to all the donors, volunteers and workers for the success of this vital outreach.

Homebuyer happy hour at MCL

MANCHESTER — The public is invited to come to the Manchester Community Library on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to learn the ins and outs of buying a house, whether it's your first or next home. Beverages and light fare included.

This free seminar is presented by Heritage Family Credit Union and a panel of local experts will be on hand, including Robin Mowrey, AVP Mortgage Lender; Gary Ameden, Ameden Law Office; and Chris Rutken, Rutken Appraisal Services, to provide valuable information and answer your specific questions.

The Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. Contact to sign up or for more information.

Board Game night at the Dorset Library

DORSET — The BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Club is hosting a board game night for young adults in their 20s and 30s (as well as the young at heart on Wednesday from 6 - 8 p.m. at Dorset Village Library, located at the corner of Church St. and Route 30 in Dorset. This event is free, open to the public. And there will be snacks! Parents are welcome to bring their young children: the playroom on the library's second floor will be supervised by library staff. Please

RSVP to Erica Shott at if you plan to bring a young person. For more information, please call 802-867-5774.

Table top game night at MCL

MANCHESTER — Bring a board or card game from your collection to share or choose one from the Library's abundant assortment at table top game night Wednesday from 5:30-7 p.m. Fun for all ages-bring your friends and family! Free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave.

Stories by the fireside with Rabbi Bob Alper

MANCHESTER — "A volume of spiritual gems" is how the Detroit Free Press characterized Bob Alper's first collection of heartwarming short stories. He'll be sharing a few of them on Thursday at 7 p.m. by the fireside at Manchester Community Library. The presentation was rescheduled from February due to inclement weather.

Bob's two books, "Life Doesn't Get Any Better Than This" and "Thanks. I Needed That," contain nearly 80 separate chapters, many of which find their origin in the Northshire. The program is free and open to the public. Mulled cider and refreshments will be served. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. For more info, please contact the Library at or call Cindy at 802-549-4577.

Apple tree pruning workshop at Hildene

MANCHESTER — Joe Blair will demonstrate apple tree pruning on the grounds at Hildene on Sunday, March 17 from 1-3 p.m. Blair will focus on two forms of pruning: corrective pruning for ornamentals and pruning to increase productivity for fruit-bearing trees. The arborist will demonstrate these techniques on the Lincolns' historic apple trees with time for questions and answers throughout. This Hildene horticultural program is free and open to the public. Check in is at the Welcome Center. For more information contact Stephanie at 802-367-7960.


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