Bennington Community Events & Things to Do
Bennington Tag Sale
The First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street, Bennington will be holding its spring tag sale on Friday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday is $3 bag day. Admission is free both days. Donations for the sale will be accepted until Friday, April 27, and can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. The sale features spring and summer clothing, household goods, children’s toys, books, fabrics, and more. The cannot accept televisions or computer equipment. For more information, contact the church office at 802-442-2105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance Fair Trade
In the spirit of sharing Middle Eastern hospitality, fair trade organic extra virgin olive oil has arrived at Alliance Fair Trade Gifts. Extracted from ancient olive groves, these oils are fine for cooking, drizzling or dipping. There is also a wild caper olive tapenade spread. These products come from over 1700 small-scale farms, representing over 5,000 families, produced according to farming cultures that are regenerative, nurturing the soil and the communities who have cultivated it for millennia. Alliance Fair Trade’s mission is to alleviate poverty, near and far. Your purchase is meaningful, offering a hand up, not a hand-out, and restoring dignity and purpose to the lives touched by these initiatives. All profits go back into product purchases; financial gifts are made to local organizations who help those in poverty. Located at 198 Crescent Boulevard in Bennington, in the lower level of Missionary Alliance Church, the store is staffed by volunteers, and prices are as fair as possible, too. Hours are Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 12 to 4 p.m. It is also open Sundays at 11:30 a.m after church services. For details, call 802-733-7663.
Electronics Recycling Day
The Dorset School will hold an electronic collection event on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Dorset School, off Morse Hill Road in Dorset. The event is free to anyone, not just Dorset residents. You can bring a number of electronic items including computers, stereos, cell phones and small household appliances. Contact Phyllis Tate at email@example.com or call the School at 802-362-2606 for more information.
Keep Unwanted Textiles Out of the Landfill; Donate Them!
The Mount Anthony Music Parents’ Association is seeking donations of clothing and textiles for its annual spring fundraiser. With Bag2School (B2S), donated items are reused where possible or recycled if beyond their useful life. No items are sent to landfills. Contributing to B2S directly reduces the volume of textiles sent to landfills. Instead of being thrown into landfills as garbage, quality textiles can be re-used as affordable second-hand clothing both in North America and overseas. Any items deemed unsuitable for resale will be taken to textile recycling facilities where they will be broken down and remade into useful materials, such as fleece sweaters. Accepted items are clothing, winter wear, footwear, towels, backpacks, handbags, belts and linens. Collection of items will take place after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20, until before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the front circle parking area at Mount Anthony Union High School. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about B2S at bag2schoolfundraising.com.
Townshend Bag Sale
On April 20, 21 and 22, the Thrift Shop at the West Townshend Country Store will be holding a $2 bag sale Items include clothing and shoes for men, women and children as well as household items and baby equipment. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 to 5 on Saturday, and 11 to 3 on Sunday. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit West River Community Project.The Thrift Shop is located on the second floor of the West Townshend Country Store at the intersection of Route 30 and Windham Hill Road in West Townshend.