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Arlington Farmers Market seeks vendors

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Area Renewal Project is seeking vendors and artists for the Arlington Farmers' Market, to be held on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. from June 21 through Sept. 6. The market committee is especially interested in providers of fresh produce; baked goods and pastries; and any other type of farm products such as fresh eggs, cheese, jams and jellies, maple syrup, meats, prepared foods, and even coffees and teas. Bedding plants are always a big draw at summer markets. The market will also feature a weekly "Artist's Corner" with a different local artist each week. The Market Committee is looking for local artists working in oils/acrylic/watercolor; pottery/ceramics; sculpture; photography; wood. Several weeks

are still available. For a vendor or artist application, visit the "Farmers Market" tab on our website www.arlington-vermont.com or send an email of interest to farmersmarket@arlington-vermont.com and request the appropriate application.

SVCOA holds Peanut Butter & Jam Slam

United Way of Bennington County and Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) have teamed up to hold Bennington County's third annual "Peanut Butter & Jam Slam," a friendly, competitive food drive challenge designed to help local food shelves during low supply months. The event started on Monday and runs through April 2. The challenge is open to any Bennington County groups, and collected items will go to benefit a number of Bennington County food distribution centers including HIS Pantry, BROC Community Food Shelf, The Kitchen Cupboard, Arlington Food Shelf and the Manchester Community Cupboard. The initiative has collected nearly 5,500 jars of peanut butter and jam since its inception in 2017. Past challenge winners include the Arlington Lions Club in 2017, and Fisher Elementary School of Arlington in 2018. Groups interested in participating should contact Caprice Hover at caprice@uwrutlandcounty.org or 802-773-7477.

Rotary seeks scholarship applicants

LONDONDERRY — The Wantastiquet Rotary Club is seeking students to apply for scholarships for the coming year. Deadline for making application is April 15. If you are a graduating senior within the following towns, Jamaica, Londonderry, Peru, Stratton, Weston, Windham, or Winhall please send your completed application to Bob Fish, 243 Sherwood Forest, Londonderry, Vermont 05148 or email to onebobfish@gmail.com. Applications are available at your respective high school. Last year over $6000 was distributed to graduating seniors.

Ariel Lawhon presents " I Was Anastasia"

MANCHESTER — On Friday at 6 p.m., Ariel Lawhon will present his book "I Was Anastasia" at the Northshire Bookstore. Lawhon, a rising star of historical suspense and a staff favorite! She unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the beloved daughter, revered icon, and Russian grand duchess or is she an imposter, liar, and the thief of another woman's legacy? Lawhon is the author of "The Wife the Maid and the Mistress," and "Flight of Dreams." Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of SheReads.org.

Meatloaf Mania, Bundt Cake Bonanza

ARLINGTON — St. James' Episcopal Church in Arlington welcomes one and all to its third free community dinner of 2019—a delicious, comforting meal featuring a variety of home-made meatloaves, baked potatoes, salads and breads, along with beverages and a selection of old-fashioned bundt cakes. The dinner will be served on Friday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church undercroft. Hosted by parishioner Gayle Potter with the help of St. James' cooks and bakers, this will be a great way to spend an evening relaxing with friends and neighbors while enjoying a hearty, nourishing meal. All are welcome, and the church and its undercroft are handicapped accessible. There is no charge for dinner, but free-will donations are most gratefully accepted and are earmarked for Bennington Project Independence, which provides supervised day-time programs and activities for seniors in our area. For more information, call the St. James' church office at 802-375-9952 or visit us on Facebook.

Darius James

in conversation

with Pam Breaux

MANCHESTER — Author Darius James will present a classic novel finally back in print, "Negrophobia," when he appears with Pam Breaux, the president and CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, at the Northshire Bookstore on Saturday at 7 p.m. A provocative, raucous dark comedy about race and racism in America, "Negrophobia" is now back in print after twenty-five years and with a new preface by the author. James, a writer and spoken-word performance artist, is the author of "That's Blaxploitation!: Roots of the Baadasssss 'Tude," "Voodoo Stew," and "Froggie Chocolate's Christmas Eve." His writing has appeared in multiple publications, including The Village Voice, Vibe, and Spin, and he is the co-writer and narrator of the 2012 film "The United States of Hoodoo."

Goat Care 101

MANCHESTER — On Sunday from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Hildene goat dairy manager Aimee Braxmeier and staff will offer a workshop at the dairy for those considering raising goats. They will cover the basics of shelter, feed, health and care. The workshop is $10 for members and $15 for non-members and is limited to 15 participants. Preregistration is required by Friday at 12 p.m. Contact stephanie@hildene.org or call 802-367-7960 for more information. Check-in is at the Welcome Center.

Mind your

marijuana manners

MANCHESTER — Author and Emily Post Institute co-president Lizzie Post will present "Higher Etiquette," at the Northshire Bookstore in Manchester at 3 p.m. on Sunday. In an age where marijuana is gaining legal and societal acceptance, Post, the great, great granddaughter of Emily Post and a Vermont resident, delves into what passes for proper etiquette when it comes to when and where to indulge, as well as tips for experienced users and newbies.

David Macaulay

discusses projects at

First Wednesday talk

MANCHESTER — David Macaulay, award-winning author and illustrator of "Castle," "Cathedral," and "The Way We Work," will discuss current projects and challenges in his work in a talk at First Congregational Church in Manchester on April 3 at 7:00 p.m.. His talk, "Life in the Studio," is part of the Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Manchester Community Library.

An exhibit of selected drawings and sketches from Macaulay's books is on display, now through April 8, in the Upper Gallery of Manchester Community Library. For more information, contact Manchester Community Library at 802-362-2607 or the Vermont Humanities Council at 802-262-2626 or info@vermonthumanities.org, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

Flood Brook

students to perform

LONDONDERRY — The Flood Brook School Drama Club, under the direction of Jennifer Houghton, will perform A-Haunting We Will Go by Tim Kelly at The Weston Playhouse in Weston on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 at 7:15 p.m. The performance is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, Inc., of Woodstock, Ill., and features a cast of students in Grades 5-8 with additional help from high school, parent and community volunteers. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

PO offers extended

passport hours

SHAFTSBURY — To make it easier to apply for a U.S. Passport, the Shaftsbury Post Office is offering extended processing hours, with no appointment necessary, on Friday, April 5, April 19 and May 3. Just stop by the Shaftsbury Post Office at 56 Church St. between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on any of these Fridays. No appointment is necessary. Postal clerks can even take your passport photo if you do not have one.

Soup and a Hero at the Dorset Library

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DORSET — It's a superhero kind of night at the Dorset Library on Friday, April 5. We will begin at 6 p.m. with a social hour and dinner. Homemade soups (bring one to share if you're inspired!) and a marvelous hero sandwich will be served, along with chips and beverages. Then, at 7 p.m. we will roll out the popcorn and candy and invite our guests to settle in to watch a Superhero movie! The movie is rated PG-13 and features a big, hunky splash of a superhero!! We will have seating as well as a few cushions and beanbags so you can get comfy, but feel free to bring your own! You may join us for just the dinner, just the movie, or both! Please call the library for more details at 802-867-5774.

Our Town in Tinmouth

TINMOUTH — Theater in the Woods presents an expanded, reimagined "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder on Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. at the Old Tinmouth Firehouse (seats 80), and at Stone Valley Arts in Poutley (upstairs venue, not accessible ) on Friday April 12 and Saturday April 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.

The Little School hosts open house

WESTON — The Little School is holding an open house from 10-11 a.m. on Sunday, April 6 at the school at 8 Lawrence Hill Rd. The school is now enrolling children ages 2-5 for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information or to request an enrollment packet, please call or email Jazmin McNeil, Interim Director, at 802-824-3405 or admin@littleschoolvt.org.

Become a

Hospice volunteer

BENNINGTON — The Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Southwest Region is offering a one-day class for those interested in becoming hospice volunteers. Training will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Seminar Room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington. Training is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Once training is complete, assignments and schedules are tailored to the volunteer's geographic and time commitment preferences. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and need to pass a background check. No previous hospice and health care experience is required. For more information or to enroll call Mary Pleasant at 802.442.0540 or email at mary.pleasant@vnahsr.org

Lesley Heathcoate

is featured artist

DORSET — The featured artist at the Dorset Public Library during the month of April will be Lesley Heathcote. The public is invited to meet Lesley at the opening reception on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All works are for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the library. The library's hours are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 802-867-5774 for more information.

Elinor Katz art reception at the Winhall Library

WINHALL — Join us at the Winhall Memorial Library on Saturday, April 6 from 1-3 p.m to meet artist Elinor Katz. The library is exhibiting her unique "Pique Assiette" mosaic artwork throughout the month of April. "Pique Assiette" is the art/craft of creating mosaic designs with pieces of broken china, glass and other odds and ends. Elinor creates these designs on frames, wood bowls, old lamps vintage furniture and other surfaces. Each finished work is one of a kind, and the ultimate in recycling. The library is located at 2 Lower Taylor Hill Rd. For more information email winhalllibrary@comcast.net or call 802-297-9741 or visit www.winhallmemoriallibrary.org.

Caravaggio: The Soul and The Blood

MANCHESTER — Take an immersive journey through the life, works and struggles of the Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio. Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is excited to offer the screening of "Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood", which will take place at Burr and Burton Academy's Riley Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 6 at 4 p.m. Roberto Longhi, a Caravaggio expert, explores in the artist's masterpieces the echo of personal experiences and the expression of the human state, both physical and emotional. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students, and may be purchased online at bbatickets.com. "Caravaggio: The Soul and the Blood" is produced by Sky Italia and Magnitudo.

Pork dinner in Pawlet

PAWLET — The Ladies and Gentlemen's Supper Club invite you to a roast pork dinner starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at Pawlet Community Church. Tickets are $12 for adults. $6 for children ages 5-12 and free for kids 5 and under. If you have questions regarding the dinner, please call Doreen Mach at 802-325-3428 or Judy Coolidge at 802-325-3073. Take out orders can also be made on the day of the dinner by calling the church at 802-325-3022.

Pancakes!

PAWLET — Sunday, April 7, the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department will serve an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast at the West Pawlet Fire House located at 2806 Vermont Route 153. Breakfast will be served between 7:30 and 11 a.m. The facility is a handicap accessible site. The menu includes pancakes of several varieties including regular, chocolate chip, blueberry, and cranberry pancake and served with local maple syrup; as well as waffles, West Pawlet's world famous home fries, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon. Beverages include coffee, tea, milk and orange juice. Breakfast prices are $10 for 12 years and older, $8 for seniors 65 years and older, $5 for 5-11 years of age, and free under 5.

Read a poem in Pawlet

PAWLET — Do you love hearing and reading poetry? Why not celebrate Poetry Month by visiting the Pawlet Library Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. for our 19th annual Favorite Poem Reading. You are invited to read or recite one of your favorite poems, or to join our circle as a listener only. We like to hear why you chose this poem to read - what it means to you personally. It should be a published poem, rather than one that you or your relatives have written. Each person has about seven minutes to read the poem (an excerpt from a very long one is fine, or two short ones) and talk about it. It's more interesting if you talk about the poem, rather than reading a prepared speech. Adults and children are welcome. Refreshments will be offered, and you are welcome to contribute to our selection of simple drinks or snacks . If you would like to read a poem and be listed in the program, please reply with your name and the title and poet to anita.pomerance56 @gmail.com or 802-325-3786.

Armchair Travel Series takes

you on safari

MANCHESTER — Come along with Sherri Alper and Clare de Zengotita on Sunday, April 7 at 4 p.m. at Equinox Village, as they revisit their African adventure: viewing the Great Migration of wildebeests and zebras in The Rift Valley; spotting lions, cheetahs, elephants and more in Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater; visiting a Masai village; trekking in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park to observe the mountain gorillas chronicled in Dian Fossey's "Gorillas in the Mist." The Armchair Travel Series is sponsored by Equinox Village and presented by Manchester Community Library, and is free and open to the public. Equinox Village is located at 49 Maple St. in Manchester Center. A reception follows each talk. For information call the library at 802-362-2607.

Learn hands-only CPR

LONDONDERRY — According to the American Heart Association, about 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, die. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, survival depends on immediately receiving CPR from someone nearby. Would you know what to do? Join the Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad at Neighborhood Connections on Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. to learn hands-only CPR which is a form of resuscitation without mouth-to-mouth breaths. Space is limited, so please call 802-824-4343 to register.

With a spoonful of sugar, perhaps?

MANCHESTER — On Tuesday, April 9 at 1 p.m., Manchester Community Library will screen a musical sequel of a nanny's return to the Banks family during a difficult time in their lives. An all-star cast of actors including Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury sing and dance their way through this heartwarming story. The screening is free and open to the public and is part of the Library's Contemporary Film series. Running time is 130 minutes. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. For more information and the title of the film, call: 802-362-2607 or visit our website, www.mclvt.org.

Children of immigrants and the future of the US

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Skidmore College Professor Amon Emeka to talk about the children of immigrants in the U.S. The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Burr and Burton Academy's Hunter Seminar Room. Underlying the recent debates over immigrants and immigration policy is the mostly unspoken belief that recent immigrants cannot or will not "melt" into U.S. society because of their Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean origins. This presentation will use the U.S. Census Data to trace patterns of social and economic integration among the U.S. born children of immigrants in the 21st century and find out whether they are succeeding and/or assimilating the way children of 20th century immigrants did. 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 www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Clean, naturally!

MANCHESTER — Carol Berry will present "Chemical-Free Cleaning Solutions" on Wednesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Manchester Community Library. Berry is an avid reader of labels on all kinds of products, from food, to shampoos, to detergents. Based on her research, too many of these labels contain chemicals that are potentially harmful. For years, Carol has sought ways to use less added chemicals in her home and will share some of her insights, knowledge and experience. The event is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. For more information email events@mclvt.org or call 802-362-2607.

Maker's Club

MANCHESTER — On Wednesday April 10, at 4:30 p.m., the Makers Club at Manchester Community Library take up "Yummy Science." Explore the world of chemistry by making soda rockets, stained glass sugar and find out what happens when Peeps meet a microwave. Free and open to students grades 5-8. Email alacroix@mclvt.org to preregister. Generously sponsored by the Bank of Bennington. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave.


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