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Arlington Community Dinner
Saint James’ Episcopal Church in Arlington will serve a full Italian meal as its final free community dinner of the winter 2018 series. Prepared by the members of the Arlington Community Public Health Nursing Service and hosted by Saint James’ parishioners, the dinner will take place on Friday, April 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be all kinds of favorite Italian specialties, along with salads, breads, beverages and the usual wide selection of desserts. As always, the dinner is free and all are welcome. Free-will donations are gratefully accepted, and will be forwarded to the Arlington Food Shelf and the Summer Lunch Program. The all-volunteer Arlington Community Public Health Nursing Service helps area residents who need physician-ordered home health care but have no insurance or other means of paying. It also provides financial assistance for special medical needs such as dental care, vision and hearing deficits. For more information about the dinner, call the church office at 802-375-9952 or visit stjamesarlingtonvt.org.
Arlington Country Music
American Legion Post 69 of Arlington is hosting the country music band, Wolf Holler, on Friday, April 27, from 7-10 p.m. It’s a $5 cover charge at the door. Bring a designated driver; they’ll get free soda or water.
Bennington Cinco de Mayo
The public is invited to come out for an evening of comedy, music and dancing at the Cinco de Mayo Celebration to support Relay For Life. The event will be held at the Mount Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, Bennington, on Saturday, May 5. Five of the funniest comedians south of the (Canadian) border will showcase their talents starting at 7:30 p.m. Jon Hausman, Carlisle Carey, Mark Jagiello, Seth Brown and Rick Conety have performed at clubs and colleges all around the northeast, and together at many fundraisers for nonprofit organizations in the tri-state area. Comedy will be followed by music with popular singer/songwriter and Nashville performer Lita Williams, who also displays her talents as DJ for dancing and karaoke. Tickets are $15 in advance and available at the Country Club and at Willy’s Variety Store at 300 Gage Street in Bennington. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danby Breakfast Buffet
A Breakfast Buffet will be held on Saturday, April 28, at the Danby Mount Tabor firehouse on Main Street in Danby, to raise funds for the volunteer department.It will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 10, and free for those five and under.
Windsor Masquerade Dance
Windsor County Partners is holding a benefit Masquerade Dance at the VFW Hall, 92 South Main Street, White River Junction, on Friday, April 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ages 18 and over are invited to come dance to DJ Rick Davis while supporting youth mentoring. Tickets at the door will be $20. There will be a cash bar and free munchies. Masks are optional, but a prize will be awarded for the best one! Windsor County Partners is a local youth mentoring organization that matches children ages seven and up with caring adults. Questions? Call 802-674-5101.
The Ladies Aid Society of the First Congregational Church of Wallingford will be hosting its 97th annual May Breakfast on Wednesday, May 2, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Held in the Church Fellowship Hall, this breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, strata, bacon, sausage, corned beef hash, pancakes, muffins, fruit, coffee, juices, tea, milk or hot chocolate. Fried eggs, waffles and toast are available to order. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for under age four.
Wallingford Pulled Pork Dinner
The Wallingford Rotary will host a Pulled Pork Dinner on Saturday, April 28, in support of the work of Jim and Darlene Hetzel, Kevin Mullin and others, who over the past several years have developed or helped support a wide range of undertakings in the African country of Uganda. Such efforts include rescuing women from prostitution and abusive relationships, providing them with shelter, an opportunity for education and a trade with which they can earn a living wage; the care and feeding of hundreds of children orphaned by aides and war; building and supporting schools (Uganda has no public education); founding a recording studio so the talents of gifted Ugandans can be rewarded and appreciated; establishing bakeries to serve local communities, and much more. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rotary Building, 96 North Main Street, Wallingford. There will be samples of the work these women do and an opportunity to taste a native dish or two. For more information, call Kevin Mullin at 802-342-2394.
Wells Teacup Auction
The Wells United Methodist Church will present a giant Teacup Auction on Friday evening, April 27. Bid on over 400 items starting at 5:45 p.m., with drawings starting at 6:45. The event takes place at the Modern Woodman of America Hall on West Main Street/Route 30 in Wells. Envelopes of ten tickets are $1 each; place the tickets in the cup next to an item you hope to win. You may buy as many envelopes as you wish. Light refreshments will be available at no charge. Funds raised go to Church missions at local, national and global levels. For more information, call Bonnie at 802-645-0422 or Maryann at 802-645-0131.