Please plan on joining our community to observe and participate in the Arlington Memorial Day parade this year on May 27th, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM. The American Legion Family will be entering a parade float this honoring 100 years of the American Legion serving Veterans, Local Communities and Children and Youth and encourage other local organizations to enter parade floats and entries also. We are currently having weekly planning meetings at the Arlington American Legion on Thursday's at 6:00 PM from now until the parade date. Come help us plan and make this our town's best parade in years. Volunteers to build floats, donate trailer usage, decorate etc. are all welcome, your suggestions are welcome, even potential parade participants are welcome to join us for any of the meetings.
Chapel On The Green welcomes the "Wayside Session " back again this year on Friday, May 31 at 7:00 pm to raise funds for the Arlington Fire Department. Come join them for an enjoyable evening of foot tapping tunes featuring fiddles, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, guitar, keyboard, and bodhran drum.
Refreshments will be available, some gluten free, for you, your family and friends. Come early, stay late!
Chapel On The Green is located by the covered bridge on Rt 313 West Arlington. No admission. Donations will be very welcome to support our invaluable Arlington Fire Department. See you there!
Happy Days Playschool’s annual Duck Derby will be held at the Arlington Rec Park on Route 7A. There will be a silent auction, games, a bouncy house, entertainment at 1:00pm, pony rides and food. For more information or duck derby tickets, contact Happy Days Playschool at 802-375-6039.
This year’s alumni event will take place at the Arlington Rec Park. Join your friends for a day of good food, good conversation, fun, games, prizes, money drawings! Challenge your class, other classes or decades, or form a team - the possibilities are endless. Play soccer, tennis, badminton, basketball, croquet and more. Bring your sports equipment. Rain location will be the AMHS gym. To reserve a table for a group, contact Sandy Grover at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-375-4982. The buffet meal will be $22.00
The 11th Annual Summer Lunch Program Kickoff Service of Worship will be held at the Battenkill Grange Pavilion in West Arlington followed by a potluck lunch. This event is sponsored by the churches of Arlington, Sandgate & Sunderland. For additional information contact the office of the Federated Church of East Arlington at 375-2548 or email Rev. Clark at email@example.com
The Mettawee Players return to the lawn of the Sandgate Church with a performance of their new production, The Ringdove. It is an allegorical tale about friendship drawn from The Panchatantra, a collection of stories whose origins reach back over 2,000 years, to ancient India. The central characters are a crow, a rat, a turtle and a gazelle, whose behavior and relationships reflect many aspects of human nature. The production tells the story of the creatures’ growth in friendship with each other, as they achieve strength and harmony through cooperation and understanding. The show will incorporate a range of masks, puppets and other visual elements. Rain date will be Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00. For more information visit their website: mettawee.org.
Join Burdett Commons in celebrating 20 years of programs and activities for the community, on the back lawn of the Arlington Community House. There will be live music, popcorn, Wilcox ice cream, Stewart’s hot dogs, lawn games, bubbles, crafts and more. Visit Burdett Commons on Facebook for more information.
Would you like to have the moon as your friend? Discover a young boy’s journey through life to reach his dream of becoming an astronaut. Join us for a stroll outside the Library to read our new spring Storywalk book, “A Kite for Moon” by Jane Yolen. After reading the book we will have a kite craft for children to make. Call the Library at 375-6153 for more information.
The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance will hold a household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bennington Transfer Station, 904 Houghton Lane, Bennington, VT 05201. This event is free for residents and second home property owners of the towns of Arlington, Bennington, Dorset, Glastenbury, Manchester, Pownal, Rupert, Sandgate, Searsburg, Shaftsbury, Stamford, Sunderland and Woodford. We will also be accepting over-the-counter and prescription medications. Businesses must pre-register with Joe Gay at 802-236-5973 and must pay for disposal costs.
Please visit http://www.bcswavt.org/ for more information on the event and how you can safely dispose of computers and electronics, batteries, fluorescent bulbs, mercury devices and paint at locations in Bennington County nearly every day without having to wait for the HHW event. Click on any of the symbols (e.g., Batteries, Computers & Electronics, Disposing Pharmaceuticals, etc.) to find locations for disposing the listed items. Contact Michael S. Batcher (firstname.lastname@example.org; 802-442-0713 x 2) for more information.
Children ages 4 through 12 are invited to bring their mother, grandmother or special friend to visit the Martha Canfield Library for a tea party to celebrate Mother’s Day. We will read the story “Miss Spider’s Tea Party”, have a craft activity and have tea and a snack. Please sign up at the library by calling 802-375-6153.
Firehouse Pond at Berwal Road, West Arlington - for children 12 and under, Registration begins at 9:30
Join us at Martha Canfield Library to meet pups in training for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Volunteers from around Southern Vermont are raising puppies who will be trained to assist people with vision loss. These volunteers will talk about Guiding Eyes programs and their experiences in raising their puppies during the 12 to 18 months that the puppies are with them. You will also hear how you can become involved in supporting the work of Guiding Eyes and will have a chance to meet several of the dogs currently being raised in our area. Learning to meet people nicely is one of the things puppies and raisers work very hard to achieve, so you may have a chance to help us with that training. For more information contact the Library at 802-375-6153 or visit our webpage: marthacanfieldlibrary.org
Local fine artist Kat B Goode is starting a weekly plein air painting group on May 4 at Ice Pond on Ice Pond Rd. in Arlington. Each week will be in a different location. All experience levels welcome. The $35 fee for each session includes all materials necessary to create your own masterpiece of one of the many awesome scenes in our area. To register, or for more information, contact Kat at email@example.com .
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont (NAMI VT) “In Our Own Voice” program will be offered free of charge to all community members and interested participants at the Arlington Community House (3854 Main Street). Audience members can expect to learn about living with a mental health condition, gain a new perspective of those with a mental health condition, and learn about what NAMI Vermont offers to your community.
NAMI “In Our Own Voice” is a 60-90 minute public education presentation that raises the awareness of mental illness and recovery. It includes a short video, personal testimony, and a Q&A that allows for honest and open dialogue. Presenters engage audiences with their brave and gripping personal journeys as they touch on the various phases of recovery including “What Happened, What Helps,” and “What’s Next.”
If you or an organization you know would be interested in hosting an “In Our Own Voice” presentation, feel free to contact NAMI Vermont for more information at (802) 876-7949 or visit www.namivt.org. Information about upcoming presentations will be posted on our website and shared with local media outlets.
The next 5 week Gentle Yoga session will start on Wednesday, May 1, at 9:30 a.m. at the Martha Canfield Library, 528 E. Arlington Road. $65/person. Our class is simple in nature and designed to reduce stress, relax the body and calm the mind. Please bring a yoga mat and water.
Taught by Teresa King. To register, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (802) 733-5729.
Would you like to dream more consciously? Learning to see and use the wisdom we receive from our dreams is an art. All are invited to this open discussion exploring the insights and potential dreams offer us. We will try out techniques to deepen our awareness and understanding of dreams. Hosted by Eckankar, a spiritual teaching that offers simple exercises for people of all faiths, traditions, and walks of life to develop and deepen a conscious and practical relationship with spirit. More info: www.eckankar-vt.org or 800-772-9390.
The Arlington Rescue Squad is forming an Explorer Post. Explorer Post 79 will help provide leadership, training, EMS experience and life skills to students grade 9 up to age 20. The rescue squad is located at 66 Chittenden Dr. For more information, call Josh Williams at 802-683-5050 or visit our website: https://www.arlingtonrescuesquad.org/exploring
This Saturday, April 27th, the Dorset School is having an electronic waste collection event from 9 AM to 12 noon where you can dispose of computers and electronics for FREE. You can find the flyer at: https://www.bcswavt.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Copy-of-electronic-recycling-flyer.pdf. Call the school at 802-362-2606 for information.
Counterpoint presents the world premiere of “Six Degrees”, a multi-media musical panorama directed by Nathaniel G. Lew, featuring students from BBA and Maple Street School, at the First Congregational Church in Manchester, VT. Tickets are available in advance at the Northshire Bookstore for $10.00, general admission is $15.00, student discount with ID is $5.00. For information, visit www.counterpointchorus.org or call 802-540-1784.
Please plan on joining our Community to observe and participate in the Arlington Memorial Day Parade on May 27. The American Legion Family will be entering a parade float honoring 100 years of the American Legion serving veterans, local communities and children and youth. Other organizations and groups are also encouraged to enter floats. There will be weekly planning meetings on Thursdays at 6:00pm at the Legion until the parade date. Volunteers to build floats, donate trailer usage, decorate, make suggestions or enter floats are all welcome at any or all of the meetings. Help make this the best parade in years! For more information, call 802-733-1970 or 802-375-6157 and leave a message.
Susan Morse, well known environmentalist and director of "Keeping Track" will speak on "Climate Change - How It Has Affected and Will Continue to Affect, the Animals of the North" at the Manchester Community Library. The Arlington Garden Club, the Manchester Garden Club, Earth Matters, and the Mountain Goat are sponsoring this free presentation. For more information contact the Manchester Library at 362-2607.
The Easter Sunrise Service will be held on the Mack Molding Headquarters hill on Route 313, followed by a free continental breakfast in Bailey Hall on Ice Pond Road. for more information call the church office at 375-2548 or email email@example.com
A community Easter egg hunt for children ages 1-9 will start at 9:00am sharp at the Church, followed by refreshments and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Bring a basket or bag for gathering eggs. For more information, contact the church at 375-2548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Wednesday afternoon chair yoga five week session starts, led by Teresa King, at the Martha Canfield Library. We will do postures, stretches, breathing exercises and a short meditation in the chair and balancing exercises standing behind the chair. The $60 fee for the five weeks is due the first day. To register, or for more information, contact Teresa at email@example.com or leave a message at 802-733-5729. Teresa’s website is www.thelargerpicture.com
Join Elana Feldman, coordinator for the Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association (CISMA) for the Batten Kill Watershed to learn about new invasive plants that are threatening the watershed. Participants will learn to identify ten of the most threatening species and what actions to take if they find the plants on their own land. The workshop will be held at the Martha Canfield Library on East Arlington Rd. Contact Elana at 442-2275 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.