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CCN has the most extensive and complete calendar of events in the area.
Check back often for new additions and if you would like to add an event, let us know!
Every Month
  • On going dog training classes and sessions. Call for dates and times. Puppy kindergarten, family dog, show handling, private lessons and fun & fitness programs. Pets Etc Vermont, 609 Depot St., Manchester Ctr., Vermont 802-362-5447 www.petsetcvt.com
  • On-going Private and semi-private canine obedience lessons. The Grateful Dog; Training & Daycare. 802-342-7929 Manchester Center, Vermont www.gratefuldogvt.com
  • Daily horseback trail rides. Please call ahead to confirm. Pond Hill Ranch, Castleton, Vermont 802-468-2449 www.Pondhillranch.com
  • Doggie Day Care, Grooming and On-going dog obedience classes Canine Connection, Cheshire, Massachusetts 413-442-7553
  • Horseback Trail Rides. 7 days a week. Flames Stables, Wilmington, Vermont. 802-464-8329
  • Bennington County Kennel Club and West Mountain Animal Hospital's Dog Obedience Classes. For Information or to Register Call 802-447-7723 or 802-379-1094
  • Need some time off from your dog? For work, shopping or? There's a spot for your 4 legged furry friend for the day! Day Care available. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com
  • Guided trail rides, lead line rides, riding camps, petting zoo & more. 4J Farmm, Argyle, New York 518-791-9811 www.4JFarmm.com
Plan By-The-Day

Mondays

  • Mondays thru Thursdays. Low cost Spay/Neuter Clinics. Cats Mondays-Thursdays. Dogs Thursdays. HOPE, 4255 Route 50, Wilton, New York 518-248-0355 SpayNeuter@HopeAnimalRescue.org. www.hopeanimalrescue.org
  • Livestock Auction; Calves, Goats, Sheep, Lambs, Pigs, Feeders, Bulls and Cows at 4pm along with on 1st & 3rd Mondays;† Poultry, Rabbits, Eggs, Ducks, Produce, Plants and Hay at 3pm. Chatham Market, 2249 Route 203, Chatham, New York. Manager: 315-350-1724. Auction Barn: 518-392-3321 www.empirelivestock.com

Tuesdays

  • Livestock Auction. Cambridge Valley Livestock Auction. Rt. 22, Cambridge, New York 518-677-3895. See our ad for details.
  • Alternate Tuesdays - Low Cost Feline Neuter Clinic, Wellness Clinics; Vaccinations, tests, shot, etc. with Dr. Kimberly Ellis, DVM. Microchipping and MX Paneling available. Adirondack Save A Stray. For information and appointments 518-654-6220 or 696-4896

Wednesdays

  • Low Cost Feline Neuter Clinic, Wellness Clinics; Vaccinations, tests, shot, etc. with Dr. Kimberly Ellis, DVM. Microchipping and MX Paneling available. Adirondack Save A Stray. For information and appointments 518-654-6220 or 696-4896
  • and Saturdays: Private canine obedience classes. Get one on one help from trained professionals. 11-4pm. Usually Beginners are on Tuesdays and Puppy is on Wednesdays; starting at 6:15 pm for an hour. We will hold class for 4 Weeks in their are interests. Please call to schedule. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com
  • Wednesdays and Sundays - Trap Shooting. Open to everyone! Wed 3pm to Dusk. Sun 1-4pm. Plenty of people on hand to help beginners. Hale Mtn Fish and Game Club, Shaftsbury, Vermont.

    Please see our ad. www.hmfg.org

Thursdays

  • Bingo 6:30 pm, doors open at 5pm. 28 games including Blackout, Specials, Speed Balls, Odd/Even, Hard Card Games. Pownal American Legion Post #90, Rt. 7, Pownal, Vermont
  • Alternate Thursdays - Radio show airing at 10am on WBTN 1370 AM. "Animal Tales" brought to you by Second Chance Animal Center, Shaftsbury, Vermont and "Horsing Around". Everything about horses geared for anyone even a non-horse person! Brought to you by Kimberly Farms, Shaftsbury, Vermont.
  • Beginning Beekeeping Course - The Bennington County Beekeepers Club will again offer a free (donations welcomed) beginner course for new beekeepers.  Learn about the life of honey bees, the skills and equipment needed to care for them and the many challenges they face. 
    Classes will meet at the Vermont Veterans Home, in Bennington, in the Crispe Room on January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28 from 6:30-9:00 PM.  To sign up or for more information call Jeanne Davis 802-823-7955 or e-mail jdavisbwheat@comcast.net

Saturdays

  • Come shop The Bennington Farmer's Market outdoors! Where there's more then just vegetables! Local vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, meats, honey, eggs & syrup, more! Live entertainment! 10-1pm 150 Depot St, Bennington, Vermont. www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org
  • Small livestock & farm items auction. Town & Country Auction Schuylerville, NY. Also auctions every Tues. & Fri. 518-695-6663 www.towncountryauctions.com
  • Private canine obedience session. 30 minutes. Get one on one help from trained professionals. 11-3pm. Please call to schedule. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com
  • Upcoming Events brought to you by...
    Walker’s Farm Home & Tack, Fort Ann, New York 518-639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com
     
    27th Annual Pancake Breakfast
    Tuesday March 12th @ 8am
    Pancakes served until 2pm
    In Store Specials all day!
    Early order specials on bunker covers, bale wrap and twine.
     
    Poultry Seminar
    Saturday March 16th @10am
    This seminar with Richard Kennedy from Nutrena will cover bringing chicks home, caring for poultry from chicks to laying hens & meat birds, tips & tricks for healthier birds and higher quality eggs & much more!

March
  • Professional Pet Sitters Month
  • Poison Prevention Month
  • National Animal Welfare Month
  • Adopt A Rescued Guinea Pig Month
  • Dolphin Awareness Month
  • Maple Sugar Month
  • Shop our different departments for 15% off! See our ad for details. Whitman’s Feed Store, North Bennington, Vermont 802-442-2851 www.whitmansfeed.com
  • Heartworm and Tick Panel promotion. See our ad for details. Borador Animal Hospital, Salem, New York 518-854-3005 boradoranimalhospital.com

9th - The Norshaft Lions Club 5th annual "Night for Sight". Bennington Elks Lodge, Bennington, Vermont. 6pm. See full details on page 12. cactuscarrie10@gmail.com for information.

9th - Canine Massage and Aromatherapy with Jill. Canine Reiki with Cheryl. Call to schedule your Best Friend's appointment. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com

10th - Daylight Savings Time begins! Spring your clocks forward!

10th - Free Clinic for dogs and cats. 4 to 6 pm. Help-a-Pet, Inc. Veterinary care for pets in need. First Baptist Church, 601 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont www.helpapet.net

10th - Eastern Mountain Ranch Horse Association Free Informational Seminar. 10am. Everyone is welcome. Coffee & Donuts provided. What classes are offered at shows, rules for the classes, how to enter the shows & Question & Answers. Schaghticoke Fairgrounds Office, Stillwater Bridge Rd., Schaghticoke, New York. Info@EMRHA.com.

10th thru 16th - National Agriculture Week

12th - “Spring Back” 4 week canine obedience course starts. Wednesdays at 6:15pm, 1 hour sessions. Call for more information and to sign up your pup. MYNE Training and Boarding Facility, Argyle, New York 518-638-6985 www.mynetrainingandboarding.com

12th - 27th Annual Pancake Breakfast! 8-2pm. In store specials! Walker’s Farm Home & Tack, Fort Ann, New York 518-639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com

12th thru 16th - National Wildlife Week

13th - K-9 Veterans Day

14th - National Agriculture Day; Save a spider day; Learn about Butterflies Day

15th - Buzzard's Day

16th - Poultry Seminar. Chicks, hens, layers & meat birds. Care, tips and tricks. 10am. Free admission! Walker’s Farm Home & Tack, Fort Ann, New York 518-639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com

16th - Come shop The Bennington Farmer’s Market indoors! Where there’s more then just vegetables! Local vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, meats, honey, eggs & syrup, more! Live entertainment! 10-1pm First Baptist Church, 601 Main St, Bennington, Vermont. www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org

17th - All you can eat breakfast 7:30-9:30am. Benefits the Battenkill Grange. $7. Plain or Blueberry Pancakes, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits & Gravy, Homefries, Orange Juice & Coffee. East Arlington Baily Hall, Anex to Federated Church, East Arlington, Vermont

17th - Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

17th thru 24th - National Poison Prevention Week

19th - National Poultry Day

20th - The vernal (spring) equinox! Spring arrives!

22nd - International Day of the Seal

23rd - World Turtle Day; National Puppy Day

23rd - Annual Fundraising NRA Banquet! Great dinner, auctions, raffles and fun with like minded people! 5pm. Mt. Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Dr, Bennington, Vermont. See our ad on page 14 for all details. 802-442-4725, 802-379-4272, or 802-430-4213

23rd - Chick Day! Pick up your preorders and choose from the wide assortment of live chicks available! Country Power Products, Rt. 40, Greenwich, New York 518-692-1015. Please see our ad!

23rd - Cookbook Exchange! Trade in your cookbooks for different ones. Free books for kids, 10am Bennington Winter Farmers' Market, First Baptist Church, 601 Main St, Bennington, Vermont. www.benningtonfarmersmarket.org

23rd - Dog and Cat Rabies, Distemper, Lyme and Microchip Clinic. Not limited to Vermont cats & dogs. All are welcome from any town or state. 9-Noon. Julie Cornell DVM, Attending Veterinarian. Pownal Center Firehouse, Corner of Rt 7 & North Pownal Road, Pownal, Vermont. See our ad for details.

23rd - Rabies and distemper clinic. Dogs and cats. 11-2pm. Hoosick Veterinary Clinic attending DVMs. Whitman’s Feed Store, North Bennington, Vermont. 802-442-2851. Please see our ad for details

23rd & 24th - NEACA Gun, Knife, Militaria & Survival Show. Family friendly atmosphere. Albany, New York, Polish Community Center. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com

27th - Submissions deadline for April issue of CCN.

28th - Respect Your Cat Day; Manatee Appreciation Day

30th - 10-4pm. Come find out what Ranch Horse is all about. Clinic will introduce the following ARHA classes Ranch Reining, Ranchmanship and Ranch Trail classes. Schaghticoke Fairgrounds Office, Stillwater Bridge Rd., Schaghticoke, New York For more information: info@emrha.com

30th - Annual Ride Into Spring Event! Loads of fun for the whole family. Please see our ad on back page for details. 10am. Free admission! Walker’s Farm Home & Tack, Fort Ann, New York 518-639-5223 walkersfarmhomeandtack.com

30th & 31st - New Firearms Show! American Legion Post 67, 637 VT Route 103 South, Chester, Vermont www.EthanAllenArms.com. See our ad for discount coupon!

30th & 31st - NEACA Gun, Knife, Militaria & Survival Show. Family friendly atmosphere. Ramada Inn & Conference Center, Fishkill, New York. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com

April
  • Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • ASPCA Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • National Heartworm Awareness Month
  • Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month
  • National Frog Month

2nd - Next issue of Creature’s Corner News! See you then.

2nd - 15th Annual Cause for Paws Radiothon. 6am to 6pm. Live 95.9 and WHOOPEE radio stations. Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 413-447-7878 www.berkshirehumane.org

4th - Purradise Lasagna Dinner to benefit the homeless cats at Purradise and Berkshire Humane Society. 5:30-8pm. Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 413-447-7878 www.berkshirehumane.org

6th - 10am. Grand opening of new location of Catwalk Boutique! Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 413-447-7878 www.berkshirehumane.org

21st - Easter Sunday! Rejoice for He has risen and Lives!

27th - Clean-up day and meeting. Come join like minded goat people and help us open for the season! Southern Vermont Dairy Goat Assoc. 5822 Rte.9 Marlboro, Vermont 518-779-7594 or 603-756-9033 www.vtgoats.com

27th - 17th annual Humane Race. 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk with or without your dog, benefiting homeless animals. Race takes place in North Adams, Massacusetts. Details at Berkshire Humane Society, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 413-447-7878 www.berkshirehumane.org

27th & 28th - New Firearms Show! Holiday Inn Rutland-Killington Area, 476 Holiday Dr, Rutland, Vermont. See our ad for coupon!

28th - Paint and Sip fundraiser! 4pm. To benefit The Dorset Equine Rescue. Equinox Village (behind Shaw’s) in Manchester, Vermont. For more information www.dorsetequinerescue.org

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May-October
• May 18th
Education Day and Tailgate Sale. Talks, demonstrations and more about dairy goats! Buy, sell and trade small animals. Southern Vermont Dairy Goat Assoc. 5822 Rte.9 Marlboro, Vermont 518-779-7594 or 603-756-9033 www.vtgoats.com
• June 8th & 9th
NEACA Gun, Knife, Militaria & Survival Show. Family friendly atmosphere. Vermont State Fairgrounds, Rutland, Vermont. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com
• June 15th
Curtis Lumber's Annual PetAPalooza Pet Adoption Day! Watch for their ad and details in upcoming CCNs.
• June 15th & 16th
NEACA Gun, Knife, Militaria & Survival Show. Family friendly atmosphere. Ramada Inn & Conference Center, Fishkill, New York. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com
• August 3rd & 4th
NEACA Gun, Knife, Militaria & Survival Show. Family friendly atmosphere. Hiltebrant Rec. Center, Old Forge, New York. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com
• August 16th
Problem Solving Equine Clinic. Hosted by Double Dan Horsemanship. More information Wilden’s Run Farm, Pownal, Vermont 845-594-7769
www.wildensrunfarm.com
• August 24th & 25th
NEACA Gun, Knife, Militaria & Survival Show. Family friendly atmosphere. Ramada Inn & Conference Center, Fishkill, New York. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com
• September 14th & 15th
NEACA Gun, Knife, Militaria & Survival Show. Family friendly atmosphere. Middlebury, Vermont, American Legion, 49 Wilson Road. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com
• October 12th & 13th
NEACA Gun, Knife, Militaria & Survival Show. Family friendly atmosphere. Ramada Inn & Conference Center, Fishkill, New York. Please see our ad for more information & check website. 518-664-9743 www.NEACA.com