Vermont Community Events
Free Clothing Drive
Vermont Heartworks’ annual Clothing Drive, offering free, warm winter clothes, is on Saturday, October 22, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Maple Street School, located at 322 Maple Street in Manchester Center.
Rusty Blades Back in Action
Rusty Blades beings its Monday Night Hockey on October 24, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Riley Rink in Manchester. Join the group of female ice hockey enthusiasts for some great action on the ice. If you’re in need of equipment, some is available. To sign up, contact Mimi at 802-375-9427 or [email protected]
Bart Adaptive Sports Center located at the Bromley Mountain ski area is looking for volunteers for the upcoming ski season. If you’d like to ski or snowboard for free, we have an opportunity for you. Come and help those that might never be able to enjoy the thrill of coming down the mountain on snow. Orientation is on Saturday, November 5. For more information, call 802-824-6849, send an email to [email protected], or visit bartadaptive.org.
Wheels for Warmth
The Wheels for Warmth team is asking Vermonters to help their neighbors in need and donate old tires no longer in use to the 12th annual Wheels for Warmth tire recycle and resale event. Established in 2005, Wheels for Warmth’s three goals are to raise funds for emergency fuel assistance, create a resource for safe tires priced at no more than $25 each, and reduce the number of tires being discarded in rivers and along the roadside. The sale will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Casella Construction, 25 Industrial Lane, Mendon. Tire donations will also be accepted at the event, or through Monday, October 24, during business hours at: Bond Auto, 141 Strongs Avenue, Rutland; Vianor Tire, 133 Strongs Avenue, Rutland; BROC, 45 Union Street, Rutland; and BROC, 332 Orchard Road, Bennington. DMV inspectors are not available at these sites, so all tires require a $4 fee. 100-percent of the recycling fees go to the Wheels for Warmth program, thanks to Casella Waste Management. For more information, visit wheelsforwarmth.org.
Bennington VFW Birthday Dinner
The Bennington Area Devildogs are looking for any Marine or Navy Corpsman and his or her spouse to come celebrate their 241st Birthday Dinner, with cake cutting , door prizes and raffles on Saturday, November 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will be held at VFW Post1332, located at137 North Street in Bennington. Confirmation of attendance is required no later than Saturday, October 22, at 802-442 -9857. For more information, call one of the following: Marc Hurley 802 – 447-7885; Roger Pratt 802-375-4603; Norman Hurley 802-681-5861.
Manchester Eagles Dinner/Dance
Manchester Eagles is celebrating 70 years of ‘people helping people’ with a Dinner and Dance on Saturday, October 29. Classic country music will be provided by the Wolf Holler Band. Tickets are $15 each if purchased before October 29, and $20 each if purchased on the 29. Tickets are available at the club. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7. This event is for club members and their guests. All proceeds will go to Parkinson’s disease research.