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Lego Batman party to swoop down at library

MANCHESTER CENTER — A "Lego Batman Party" will take place from 3 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Manchester Community Library. Those attending may come in costume to enjoy a real-life Batman party complete with games and Lego fun. The event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave.

Supper Club

to offer pork dinner

The next roast pork dinner will take place starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Pawlet Community Church. The menu will include stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, cabbage salad, applesauce, fruited Jell-O and hot and cold beverages. The dessert of the month is chocolate and Hawaiian wedding cake. The dinner is sponsored by the Ladies and Gentlemen's Supper Club. Information: Doreen Mach at 325-3428 or Judy Coolidge at 325-3073. Take out orders can also be made on the day of the dinner by calling the church at 325-3022. Prices are, adults, $12; age 12, $6, and 5 and under, free.

Piano, poetry and prose in Sandgate

SANDGATE — The Green River Inn in Sandgate will host Piano, Poetry and Prose at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2.

The event will feature S.T. Haggerty, author of "They Called Him Norman - Rockwell's Beloved Indispensables," and "Cows in the Fog." Oscar Rodriguez will present a premier concert after 10 years of study in October, he graduated from the Maderna Conservatorio in Italy. Rodriquez will perform Lizt, Chopin, Beethoven and original compositions. Jeff Edrich, a poet, and author of "Dream of Broken Feathers," "When the Sun Touched the River," and "Iron in the Country."

'Holding On to Hope'

is focus of Bible study

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MANCHESTER — Northshire Baptist Church is beginning a new women's Bible study on Monday, Nov. 4. The 8-week study on the "Book of Job" will use a study guide by Nancy Guthrie, "Holding On to Hope: A Pathway Through Suffering to the Heart of God." The study will meet twice a month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., through February. Women can sign up or request more information by contacting or calling (802) 362-1988. The study will be led by NBC member Mary Ives, whose 16-year-old daughter Meg passed away in 2012 while she was a student at Stratton Mountain School. Mary plans to share the hope of Christ that she has experienced even in grief and loss.

Arc to hold

parent support

group meeting

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BONDVILLE — The Arc of the Southwest Region Parent Support Group will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 at the Winhall Community Arts Center, 3 River Road, Bondville. We welcome input, ideas and discussion on many special needs issues, including housing, employment, IEPs, education, advocacy, legislation policy, inclusivity, and more.

Please contact Joanne Beck, executive director of The Arc of the Southwest Region, for more information at 802-449-4506

'Big History' is topic

of GMALL lecture

MANCHESTER — Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning welcomes Union College professor, Mark Walker to discuss big history from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Nov. 5, in the Hunter Seminar Room at Burr and Burton Academy. Big history is an exploration of the past from the Big Bang to the present, dividing the history of the universe, earth, life and humanity into periods using very large scales of time. This presentation will take us on a quick journey spanning billions of years, helping us to understand our current position in time and space. Registration is $18 in advance or $22 at the door. Information/registration: 802-867-0111 or visit

Learn about and register for insurance

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LONDONDERRY — Rose Ann McCarthy from Valley Health Connections will be at neighborhood Connections on Wednesdays, Nov. 6, Nov. 20 and Dec. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to register Vermont residents for 2020 health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Call Valley Health Connections directly at 802-885-1616 to schedule appointment. Valley Health Connections is a certified navigator organization for Vermont Health Connect. Neighborhood Connections, a non-profit social services agency is located in Londonderry's Mountain Marketplace, next to the post office.

Library offers

Mah-Jongg lessons

MANCHESTER CENTER — Manchester Community Library will offer a six-week session of beginner Mah-Jongg lessons on the following Fridays: November 8, 15 and 22; and December 6, 13, and 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited to eight participants. The lessons are taught by Lynn Kaplan and are free and open to library members. Each student needs to purchase a National Mah Jongg League Rules Card at

Participants need to commit to all six classes and need to stay for the duration of each lesson. Pre-register by calling Lynn at 954-253-0547 or email her at

Artist Anharad Llewelyn leads workshop

DORSET — Artist Anharad Llewelyn will lead a one-day collage painting workshop. If you love to paint, yet are looking for a new way to push color with mixed media, this class is for you! Students will start the day creating their own patterned paper samples to use in their mixed media collage painting. Working from an image of the student's choosing, participants will paint with acrylic paint to make a base layer and then cover the painting with a variety of patterned paper. Please bring old letters, stamps, handwriting samples, recipes, and/or any paper supplies you would like to see incorporated into your finished painting. There will be many other options available, as well. Bring a bag lunch. Registration is $60. For more information or to register, call 802-867-0111 or go to The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Long Trail School art room, 1045 Kirby Hollow Road.

New Yorker Magazine group to meet

MANCHESTER CENTER — Manchester Community Library's The New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group will meet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays, beginning Nov. 9 through May. To join the group and get reading assignments, go to this URL : Participants discuss selected articles such as profiles of political and thought leaders, stories on scientific, legal and environmental issues, reviews, humor pieces, and, occasionally, fiction and poetry. The group intends to be a welcoming, thought-provoking and enthusiastic gathering of friends and neighbors where all points of view are respected. Alex

Anvari leads the group.


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