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Spanish classes offered at Manchester Community Library

MANCHESTER — Spanish conversation skills will be taught at the library at 3 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 28. Classes will be led by BBA teacher Sue Ritchie.

'Thanksgiving in February' at St. James' Church

ARLINGTON — The annual "Thanksgiving-in-February" turkey dinner will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., on Friday, Feb. 28th, at St. James' Episcopal Church. This is the second in the 2020 series of free community dinners.

Turkeys and gravy will be prepared by St. James' parishioners, Eileen

and Jim Rice, with all the fixin's contributed by the staff of Battenkill Valley Health Clinic. Menu includes fresh-roasted turkey, stuffing and gravy, vegetables, mashed potatoes, bread, relish and a selection of desserts, along with coffee and tea. There is no charge for the dinner, but free-will donations will be accepted to benefit the Arlington Summer Lunch Program. The final two dinners in the 2020 series will take place on Friday, March 27, and Friday, April 24. All gatherings take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Undercroft of the church, which is located on Route 7A, across from the Community House. St. James' is handicapped-accessible with plenty of parking. For more information, contact the parish office at 802-375-9952; website,, or visit Facebook.

Green Mountain Club plans snowshoe hike

MANCHESTER — A snowshoe hike in the trail-less Aiken Wilderness will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29. Those participating are asked to meet at 8 a.m., at the south side of Shaw's parking lot to carpool to the parking lot at Aiken Wilderness. Alternative meeting place is on Route 9, contact the hike leader for directions. Hike distance will depend on snow conditions. This will be a map and compass hike, so the group will be staying together at all times. Bring extra layers, wool or fleece hat, extra mittens, hand warmers, snacks, lunch, fluids, headlamps. Poles are advisable. RSVP is mandatory to Dave Ratti at 802-366-0698 or

Eastbound Jesus to perform 'Northern Rock' concert

BENNINGTON — Eastbound Jesus will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Bennington Brush Building, 190 North St. Drawing on a mix of diverse influences from the worlds of bluegrass, country and rock and roll, Eastbound Jesus has developed their own sound that is at the same time distinctly familiar and completely original, one that they have dubbed "Northern Rock." The group hails from the rural upstate New York town of Greenwich and have released four studio albums and a live album over the past five years. Tickets: in advance, $22; at the door $27; students, $10.

Conversational French

to be offered at library

MANCHESTER CENTER — French teachers Lizzy Lindenberg and Michelle Emery will offer lively conversations in French at the Manchester Community Library. The group will meet on Tuesdays, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. for six weeks starting March 3. Drop-ins are welcome. The meetings are free and open to the public and are presented by Burr and Burton Academy, the Manchester Community Library and Maple Street School. Each meeting will be theme-based and will include musique francophone, video clips, poetry, game night and fromage. The free program is designed for those with an intermediate to advanced skill level, though beginners are welcome to listen and absorb until they are able to join the conversation. The library is located at 138 Cemetery Ave. Information: 802-362-2607.

GMALL talk to focus on the Colonial revival

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MANCHESTER — Associate curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff will talk about the Colonial Revival at Shelburne Museum at 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, March 3, at SVAC. Presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning, the talk will survey the relationships between three early Colonial Revival collectors - Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb and two of her important advisors, Lillian Baker Carlisle and Katherine Prentis Murphy - and investigate the ways that these three women ultimately shaped larger trends in how to collect, interpret and understand American antiques and material culture. Registration is $18 in advance or $22 at the door. For more information or to register: 802-867-0111 or visit

Zen Revolution

offers $10 classes

MANCHESTER — Lisa Kelly of Zen Revolution Studio on 670 Depot St., has expanded a "Mindful March" offer of taking all four Zen Revolution classes (2 yoga and 2 spin) scheduled on Wednesday, March 4, in support of the "Love Your Brain" foundation. By making a $10 donation, participants may attend any yoga or spin class. More than one class may be taken during the day, but a $10 donation is asked for each one.

Sign up is available at

Classes are:

8:15-9 a.m., cycling with Quinn Howes

9:15-10:15 a.m., Slow Flow Yoga with Kate Townsend

5:00-5:45 p.m., cycling with Julie Ring

6:00-7:00 PM Power Hour Yoga with Sam Blanc

Pie for breakfast

to be served

MIDDLETON SPRINGS — On Saturday, March 7, from 8 to 11 a.m., an all-you-can-eat "Pie for Breakfast" event will take place at the Middletown Springs Elementary School. Tea, coffee or juice will be served with a variety of sweet pies such as pumpkin, apple, berry and chocolate, as well as savory including quiche, pot pies and pizza. There will also be a basket raffle with over 30 prizes, including maple syrup, books, craft items, housewares and gift certificates from local businesses. Adults, $8; $4 for children 5-12; under 5 are free. All proceeds benefit the Middletown Springs Public Library. For more information contact the library at 802-235-2435.

Green Mountain Academy to host talk on Israeli conflict

MANCHESTER — Rabbi Michael Cohen will talk about the status of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at Green Mountain Academy. This spring marks the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Conference where many of the victorious allies of World War I met to discuss the future of the defeated Ottoman Empire. As part of the dividing up of the Ottoman Empire, the British Mandate was established in Palestine including to put, "into effect the declaration made on the 8th November 1917 by the British government and adopted by the other Allied Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people." That same spring the 3rd Palestine Arab Congress was held where the local Arab representatives strongly voiced their opposition to the establishment of that idea. 100 years later, where are we with this conflict? Registration is $18 in advance or $22 at the door. For more information or to register: 802-867-0111 or visit

Radio show to be featured at Burr and Burton Academy

MANCHESTER — A variety of genres will be presented by the Burr and Burton Academy Music Department as part of their March concerts. Scheduled for 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, March 11 and Thursday, March 12, at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, the concerts will be presented through the format of a radio show featuring several instrumental and vocal ensembles. Tickets are available at


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