**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and priority is given to events in Orleans County. We reserve the right to omit events, especially events that run weekly, if needed. Deadline for event submissions is Monday at noon. Thank you! Events are also listed online at www.bartonchronicle.com/events.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
MAKING MUSIC WITH HANDBELLS OSHER LECTURE
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for the 50+ will continue the fall lecture series on Wednesday, September 30, with “Making Music with Handbells,” featuring speaker Phil Brown. Held at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport, second floor conference room, from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 per or $45 ($70 for couple) for the entire eight week series. Coffee, snacks, conversation will follow each lecture. Contact email@example.com or www.learn.uvm.edu/osher.
BLOOD DRIVE IN MORRISVILLE
The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 30, at CCV on Harrel Street in Morrisville from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
“POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS” 6 WEEK COURSE
Offered for free, the six-week “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” course teaches individuals how to lower stress, communicate effectively, solve problems, set goals, and reduce depression, anger, guilt or all three. Course starts Thursday, October 1, at 5:30 p.m. at North Country Hospital in Newport. A light supper and a clip from an important training film entitled “Take Care of Yourself” will be included. By registration only. To register, please call Nancy Oakes at 1-800-642-5119.
VERMONT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT LSC
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Alexander Twilight Theater at Lyndon State College on Thursday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, visit www.flynntix.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
ART SHOW OPENING AT 99 GALLERY IN NEWPORT
Prints of recent work by Otto McCurley opening Friday, October 2, at 5 p.m. at The 99 Gallery and Center, corner of School and Main streets in Newport. Come speak with the artist and view these psychologically intriguing drawings completed during his MFA program at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Call Diane Peel at 323-7759 for more information.
CHICKEN & BISCUIT SUPPER AT ELKS
A Chicken and Biscuit Supper will be held at the Elks Lodge #2155 in Derby on Friday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Open to the public. Cost is $10.50 per person. Cash bar. Menu includes chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, pies, punch, coffee and tea. Proceeds benefit the Elks National Foundation. Call Frances Dewing at 624-4124 for more information.
“A MATTER OF BALANCE” CLASS IN NEWPORT
This is a no-cost, eight-week program, led by Jenny Patoine, Wellness Coordinator for the NEK Council on Aging. Designed to reduce the fear of falling, “A Matter of Balance” explores how falls are controllable and helps individuals set goals for increasing activity. All ability levels are eligible. For more information and to register, call Jenny Patoine at 1-800-642-5119. The first class will be on Friday, October 2, at 1 p.m. at Cornucopia on Main Street in Newport. Program ends November 20.
ARTIST RECEPTION AT CATAMOUNT ARTS
Catamount Arts on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury will hold an artist reception for Prilla Smith Brackett: “Fractured Visions II” on Friday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. The artist will speak on her work at 6 p.m. Refreshments served. Reception and talk are free and open to the public. All are welcome. Show closes October 25.
MUSIC AT CATAMOUNT ARTS
Music – Appalachian, old-time country, gospel and more will be held at Catamount Arts on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnbury on Friday, October 2, at 7 p.m. Special selections by Vicki Moore and Joe Godwin. Jam starts at 8 p.m. Join in with your own instruments or just come to listen. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
RUMMAGE SALE IN ISLAND POND
The First Congregational Church of Brighton will be holding their biannual Rummage Sale on Friday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Island Pond. There will also be a food sale on Friday.
ELIZABETH KOLBERT TO SPEAK IN ST. JOHNSBURY
Elizabeth Kolbert, 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, brings her knowledge of biodiversity to St. Johnsbury as the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium’s latest William Eddy Lecture presenter. Join her on Friday, October 2, at 7 p.m. at the St. Johnsbury School for this not-to-be-missed presentation. For more information, call 748-2372 or e-mail email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
OYSTER SUPPER IN CHARLESTON
The Charleston Volunteer Fire Department presents the 61st annual benefit supper featuring their famous oyster stew plus a large variety of hot dishes, desserts, and hot and cold drinks, on Saturday, October 3, with settings at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. or until all are served, at the Charleston Elementary School. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under, and free for kids under four. For more information, call Duane at 723-6640 or Tom at 723-4549.
FALL FOLIAGE CRAFT FAIR IN HARDWICK
The Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Fall Foliage Craft Fair on Saturday, October 3, at the elementary school on South Main Street in Hardwick from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature jewelry, candles, pottery, clothing, photography, fiber arts, and other fine crafts. There will be $25 shopping spree drawings at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (must be present to win). Snacks and lunches will be on sale all day. Hardwick Kiwanis annual fall chicken barbecue on South Main Street across from the school. Open House hosted by the Hardwick Historical Society from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the restored train depot on Church Street. For more information, call 472-5906.
GROW YOUR OWN GATHERING IN HARDWICK
There will be a Grow Your Own (GYO) gathering in Hardwick on Saturday, October 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the topic of holiday treats. Gatherings are free and open to the public but RSVP is mandatory as space is limited. Children welcome! A meal is shared at the end of each session. To RSVP, call Ruby Dale-Brown at 472-5940. For more information, e-mail Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.
“FOR LOVE AND FASHION” RUNWAY SHOW & AUCTION
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Umbrella, together with Tara Lynn Bridal, present the third annual “For Love and Fashion” runway show and auction on Saturday, October 3, at 7 p.m. at Lyndon State College in the Moore Community Room. There will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres starting at 6:30 p.m. and a live runway auction and fashion show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. New or gently used items are needed to be auctioned off for this events. For more information or to donate items, or to model, please call Tara Lynn at 467-9036 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 HOURS OF TABLETOP GAMING IN NEWPORT
Green Mountain Tabletop Gaming (GMG) and Newport Parks and Recreation presents “Fall-oha,” 12 hours of tabletop gaming on Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Newport Municipal Building on Main Street. All proceeds from concession sales, half of all donations at the door and half of raffle ticket sales benefit the Newport Parks and Recreation Gardner Park Restoration Project. A donation of $5 per person is suggested but not necessary to attend this game day. All ages are welcome to stay for a while or the whole day. For more information, visit www.greenmountaingamers.com or call 873-3028.
LANTERN RAFFLE TO BENEFIT AWARE, INC.
A lantern raffle to benefit AWARE, INC., will be held on Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce Fall Foliage Craft Fair at the Hardwick Elementary School. Contact Anna Pirie at email@example.com, or 472-6463 for more information.
VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE FALL FESTIVAL
The Westmore Community Church will hold its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be vendors and a raffle. Call Betty at 525-6613 or Mark at 754-6585 for more information or if you’d like to be a vendor.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4
FARMS AND GARDENS BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES IN DERBY
Farms and Gardens book discussion series, led by Vermont Humanities Council Scholar Rachael Cohen, will be held at the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby starting Sunday, October 4, with Second Nature by Michael Pollan. Free book discussion series held Sundays at 1:30 p.m. from October 4 to November 22. For more information about the book discussion series, contact the library at 766-5063 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Free and open to all.
“MONTGOMERY’S COVERED BRIDGES: OUTSTANDINGLY REMARKABLE VALUES”
Presentation on the history of Montgomery’s iconic covered bridges spanning the Trout River and other tributaries. Outstandingly Remarkable Values (ORVs) were required for the wild and scenic designation, and are values for which the rivers were designated. Materials for self-guided tours and refreshments provided. Held Sunday, October 4, at 1 p.m. at Pratt Hall, 2044 North Main Street, Montgomery. For more information, e-mail email@example.com. Free and open to all.
CHICKEN PIE DINNER IN ALBANY
The annual Chicken Pie Dinner at the Albany Methodist Church will be held on Sunday, October 4, with seatings at noon and 1 p.m. Served family style with all the fixings, a delightful meal to share with family and friends. Rated one of the best in the state. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Takeout available. Call 754-2790 now for reservations.
ROAST PORK HARVEST DINNER IN TROY
A Roast Pork Harvest Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 4, at noon at the Troy Parish Hall in Troy. Quilt raffle and more. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages six to 12, and free for children under six. Sponsored by The Sacred Heart of Jesus Ladies in Troy.
FALL CRUISE & CONCERT WITH GREEN MOUNTAIN CHORUS
Join Now Playing Newport Concert Series for a special Fall Cruise and Concert with Vermont’s own Green Mountain Chorus on Sunday, October 4, at the Gateway Center in Newport. The cruise on The Northern Star will precede the concert at 2:30 p.m. (cost is $28 per person). The concert will begin at 4 p.m. (cost is $12). Reserve tickets early online at www.nowplayingnewport.com/season.html.
ANNUAL NATIONAL LIFE CHAIN IN NEWPORT
The Orleans County Annual Life Chain will be held on Sunday, October 4, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Newport, at 100 Main Street next to the Emory Hebard State Office Building. Life Chain is the largest peaceful, prayerful, pro-life, public witness in the world. More than 1,000 cities across the U.S. and Canada are expected to participate on October 4. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 744-6272, or visit www.lifechain.net.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
“THE FASCINATING WORLD OF BATS” OSHER LECTURE
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for the 50+ will continue the fall lecture series on Wednesday, October 7, with “The Fascinating World of Bats,” featuring returning speaker, Barry Genzlinger. Held at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport, second floor conference room, from 1 to 2 p.m. Cost is $5. Coffee, snacks, conversation will follow each lecture. Contact email@example.com or www.learn.uvm.edu/osher for more information.
STAND UP & SPEAK OUT: PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE CITIZEN ACTIVISM
Rural Vermont announces an informative and interactive workshop series on the opportunities and need for citizen advocates. These workshops will provide participants with inspiration, confidence, and practical skills to speak up for causes they care about to create the change they seek. Workshops are free and include hearty snacks and a citizen activist toolkit. RSVP is strongly encouraged. Locally, a workshop will be held Wednesday, October 7, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Sterling College in Craftsbury. To see the full agenda, please visit www.ruralvermont.org. RSVP online or by calling the office at 223-7222. Space is limited.
LABOR HISTORIAN TELLS STORY OF WELFARE RIGHTS STRUGGLE
Labor historian Annelise Orleck will recount the struggle for welfare rights by Las Vegas women in the 1970s in a talk at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Wednesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. Her talk, “What if Poor Women Ran the World?” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 748-8291 or 262-2626, or firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
LR JUNIOR HOOPS YOUTH BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
Lake Region Junior Hoops Youth Basketball Registration for children in grades 3 through 6 will be held Wednesdays, October 7 and 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Orleans Elementary School. For more information, contact Brandy Robillard at email@example.com.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
FALL RUMMAGE SALE IN ORLEANS
There will be a Fall Rummage Sale at St. Theresa’s Hall in Orleans on Thursday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, October 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. Drop-off Wednesday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Catholic Financial Life Chapter 395 to benefit Helping Hands and Hearts.
JULIE FOWLIS: MESMERIZING MUSIC OF THE SCOTTISH ISLES
Thursday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy. Julie Fowlis’ crystalline, intoxicating vocals on the soundtrack to Pixar’s 2012 animated film Brave helped spur international acclaim for her sublime talent. Now BBC Radio 2’s 2015 “Folk Singer of the Year,” and “Best Artist” at the 2015 Songlines World Music Awards, Fowlis is one of today’s most celebrated folk singers, and one of a relative handful who can sing Gaelic. Collaborating over the years with artists such as Mary Chapin Carpenter, James Taylor, and Le Vent du Nord, Fowlis brings to St. Jay, a world-class backup band from her native Scottish highlands.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
FLU SHOT CLINIC IN COVENTRY
The Town of Coventry will host a flu shot clinic on Saturday, October 10, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Community Center. All residents of Orleans County may attend. Coventry residents will receive a discount because the Town Foundation will pay part of the cost for the vaccination. For more information, contact OEVNA or the Coventry Town Clerk.
VILLAGE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW IN WESTFIELD
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild presents the Village Arts and Crafts Show on October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Degre Auction House on Route 100 in Westfield. The show is a collection of artists and crafters with superior skills in the handmade arts and crafts. Paintings, leather, wood, pottery, quilting, jewelry, baskets, stained glass, collage, prize winning polymer dolls, woven scarves, silk scarves, driftwood Santas, and more! Show is free and handicapped accessible. For more information, call 988-4300 or visit www.woodenhorsearts.com.
QUILT SHOW IN MORRISVILLE
The Common Thread Quilt Guild is putting on its seventh biennial quilt show: A Harvest of Quilts on Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, at Peoples Academy Gym on Copley Avenue in Morrisville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. 100 quilts by members, quilting vendors, door prizes, raffle quilts, teacup auction, guild boutique of quilt crafts. For more information, contact Cindy Smorgans at 644-5880.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
HAM DINNER IN CRAFTSBURY
A Ham Dinner will be served on Sunday, October 11, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 21 Creek Road in Craftsbury to benefit the church maintenance fund. Catholic Financial Life will match a portion of the net proceeds. Menu includes ham, mashed potatoes, beans, squash, coleslaw, pickled beets, rolls, dessert and beverage. Cost is by donation. For more information, call Jeannine A. Young at 586-2889 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Live music with Bernie and Linda Lussier and friends.
TURKEY DINNER IN NORTH TROY
St. Vincent de Paul Church on Pleasant Street in North Troy will hold a Turkey Dinner with homemade pie on Sunday, October 11, from 11:30 a.m. until all are served. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages five to 12, or $32 max per immediate family. For more information, call 988-2560.
HARVEST CANDLELIGHT DINNER AT OLD STONE HOUSE
Make reservations now for the Old Stone House Museum’s Harvest Candlelight Dinner on Saturday, October 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. Catered by Accidental Caterers with donations from Cellars at Jasper Hill and Spring Hill Angus. Cost is $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers. Proceeds benefit the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. For more information, call 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
ARTS CONNECT AT CATAMOUNT ARTS JURIED SHOW
Catamount Arts is pleased to announce its First Annual Juried Show, juried by Gallery Director Katherine French. Artists may submit up to five works created within the last five years for opportunities to win cash prizes ($500 first prize, $250 second prize, $100 third prize) and a Catamount Arts Membership (value $50), which gives discount admission to Catamount Arts and 50 other art house cinemas nationwide, including ones in Amherst, Boston (Coolidge Corner), Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown and many others in New England. See http://www.arthouseconvergence.org/index.php/programs/visiting-members-program/ for more information. Visit www.catamountarts.slideroom.com to apply by Monday, October 12 deadline. Work in all media encouraged and considered anonymously as part of blind jury selection.
LYNDON INSTITUTE OPEN HOUSE
Lyndon Institute will hold an Open House for prospective students and their parents/guardians on Wednesday, October 21, at 4 p.m. in the automotive department (tour the technical education facilities including auto, machining, engineering, welding, etc.); at 5 p.m. in the dining hall for the family, faculty and staff community dinner; and at 6 p.m. in the alumni auditorium for the formal welcome by Headmaster Houck. Attend presentations by academic divisions (Humanities, World Languages, STEM, and Technical Education), meet teachers, staff, and fellow students, experience the Fine and Performing Arts, meet the Freshmen Team and learn about their dedicated program for freshmen, and discover the January Term. Register for the open house by Friday, October 16, by contacting Elaina Hegarty in Admissions at Elaina.Hegarty@lyndoninstitute.org or call 535-3755. For more information, visit www.lyndoninstitute.org.
BLOOD DRIVE IN DERBY
Community National Bank and the American Red Cross will sponsor a Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 27, at the Elks Club in Derby from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A hot meal will be offered to all donors. To make an appointment, please visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
CRAFTERS WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR IN IRASBURG
Crafters are wanted for the annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Irasburg Town Hall on November 28. There are 16 spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $25, tables provided. Proceeds benefit the NEKCA food shelf. For an application, call Michelle Wilson at 754-2281 or email@example.com.
BURKE FARMERS’ MARKET
The Burke Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday through September from 3 to 6 p.m. on the green at the East Burke Community Library/Burke Mountain Club along Route 114 in East Burke Village. Vendors include Wilder Farm, Auntie Dee Dee’s Homemade Baked Goods, 802 Fresh Food Truck, Asian Homestyle Cooking, Long Branch Wooden Bowls, Crooked Mile Cheese, Scoby Juice Kombucha and many more. For more information, call the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce at 626-4124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HARDWICK FARMERS’ MARKET
Live music. Open Fridays through October from 3 to 6 p.m. at Atkins Field on Granite Street in Hardwick. For more information, contact Bethany at Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.
NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET
The Newport Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday until October 17, and every Wednesday until October 14, on the causeway across from Waterfront Plaza, between North Country Chamber of Commerce building and the I-91 access road in Newport (exit 27). Rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything made or grown by local farmers and craftpersons. EBT and debit cards accepted. Farm to family coupon site. For more information, call 274-8206.
WESTFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET
Held the first and third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, until late fall. We have baked goods, Rada cutlery, craft items, yard sale items, and vegetables. Bring your own tent and items for sale. Lunch is available. Held on the Common in Westfield.
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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT
Third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.
ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES
Northeast Kingdom Learning Services Community Education Center on 1 Main Street in Newport offers GED preparation and GED testing, High School Completion Plans for teens (16 years and older) and adults, preparation for standardized tests such as the AccuPlacer for CCV or the ParaPro for public school teaching; basic computer skills instruction; academic skills assessment in reading, writing and math; and instructions in most academic disciplines. All adult education services are free of charge to the student. The tutorial program offers tutoring services at an hourly rate for grades K-12. The adult learning center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tutorial services K-12 are scheduled by appointment. For more information, call 334-2839.
AA meetings are held in Newport, St. Johnsbury, and most towns in the Northeast Kingdom. For detailed information call AA at 334-1213 or toll free at (877) 334-1213, or visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3.” Also visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3” for a comprehensive schedule.
AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON
Thursdays at 6 p.m., at the United Church in Craftsbury Common. Discussion.
AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY
Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m., at Newport Church of God, Crawford Road in Derby. If your life is affected because someone you love has an addiction, Al-Anon can help. Offering understanding, support, and a community that understands how you feel.
AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT
Tuesdays at 7:30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish house on Second Street in Newport. Step meeting. Discussion open to anyone interested.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT
Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome. For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail email@example.com.
AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS
First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS
Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.
AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT
The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.
BARTON SENIOR CENTER
Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Square dancing each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.; Breakfast Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.; Exercise Classes/Tai Chi 9 a.m.; and Growing Stronger class at 10 a.m.
BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER
Bingo at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242 in Montgomery Center every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. Quickies at 6:30 p.m., regular and special games at 7 p.m. Paper cards. Progressive jackpot, raffles, lunch, freebies, fun for all.
BODIES IN MOTION
A unique combo of aerobic routines, exercise sequences and some weight lifting set to upbeat, contemporary music with dancer/instructor-turned-trainer Mo Profera. Group meets at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Community Church on Routes 5/105 in Derby. The weekly program is one of a series of alternative fitness programs occasionally sponsored by the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging. The classes are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Jenny Patoine, the NEK Council’s fitness coordinator, at (802) 748-5182.
BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT
American Contract Bridge League, pair games, every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center common room (located across from the Irving Gas Station), directed by Arthur Aiken, 525-4617. Also at Holbrook Bay Commons Club House in Newport every Thursday at 1 p.m., directed by Eric McCann, 988-4773. Both games are open, and a partner will be provided if you don’t have one. $3 fee per person. Rubber Bridge Game at the Gateway Center in Newport on the second Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. Must arrive as a complete table and at least one of the four must be a Community Bank customer. Bridge Learning Group meets at the Goodridge Memorial Library in Newport every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome. No fee. For more information on Bridge games in the area, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT
A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.
CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT
Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia Culinary Trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at 487-9380.
CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD
Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS
Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.
DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.
FAMILY AND FRIEND FUN BIKE RIDES IN NEWPORT
Family and Friend Fun Bike Rides will be held every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. starting in the parking lot of North Country Hospital in Newport. Gentle, at-your-own-pace rides, three miles round trip. Please bring a snack and drink as there is a half-way stop at John’s River before returning. Perfect for families or those who are new to biking and want to enjoy new friends and beautiful scenery. FREE but helmets are required to participate. Sponsored by North Country Hospital and The Village Bike Shop. For more information, contact Beth Barnes at email@example.com or call 334-3210, extension 351.
FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP
Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, in the Community Justice living room. A warm, safe place where women can find support for facing challenges and learn some new strategies for addressing life’s complications and problems. All welcome. No qualifications or criteria.
GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.
“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK
Grow Your Own (GYO) gatherings will be held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month and will include a shared meal. Topics for 2015 include: leftovers and efficiency in using food; container gardening; wild edibles; barbecue block party; home composting; making pickles and jam; holiday treats and holiday planning; medicinal kitchen; and bulk foods and shopping healthier to save money. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at 472-5940 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Bethany Dunbar at 472-5362, extension 214, or Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.
HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT
Held every third Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free, anonymous, no needles, oral test, includes short talk session. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.
JAM SESSION IN LOWELL
A Jam Session will be held at the Parish Hall in Lowell every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. Admission by donation. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.
JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES
RSVP Bone Builders Balance & Strengthening classes are being offered twice a week through RSVP volunteers: at Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and at Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. For more information, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or email@example.com.
LINE DANCING IN ST. JOHNSBURY
Line dancing will be held at the Moose Lodge in St. Johnsbury every Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. Everyone welcome. $3 donation.
LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD
Line dancing will be held at the Westfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. No partner needed and no level of experience required. $5 per person. For information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193 or Connie LaPlume at 744-2484.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. On Tuesday the location is North Country Hospital located at 189 Proutry Drive in Newport. Enter through the main hospital doors before 7 p.m., afterwards go through the emergency room, go downstairs to the library/conference room. On Thursday the location is The Church of God at 295 Crawford Road in Derby. Enter through the main front doors of the church. For more information, call 895-4757.
NEK CAMERA CLUB
The NEK Camera Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cobleigh Public Library on Main Street in Lyndonville from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an amateur photography club. For more information, call Casey at 754-2616.
NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.
NEK VERMONT PERMACULTURE GROUP
Craftsbury Public Library, 6–7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Short educational presentations (topics ranging from farming and gardening to ecological design, local and regional community building and water management) followed by questions and answers, brainstorming, and/or networking. All are welcome, free of charge. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE
Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold regular rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.
NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS
Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby. New members are welcome.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE
Available to help with forms, photocopies, faxes, phone assistance, fuel/electrical assistance, food shelf and commodities, Farm to Family coupons, holiday meals, seed packets, housing, temporary shelter, housing advocacy, and 3Squares applications.
Newport: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.
St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at 535-2011 or Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org, or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Big Book study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 673-5621.
SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB
Derby Senior Meals are held at noon every second Thursday at the Elks Lodge #2155 on the Newport-Derby Road in Derby. By donation. For more information, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging’s nutrition coordinators Jenny Patoine or Lallie Mambourg at 748-5182.
SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER
Lunch is served at noon on Mondays on the lower level of the Glover Town Hall, 3018 Glover Street. Suggested donation by seniors is $3.50; for those younger than 60, $5. For more information, call the NEK Council on Aging’s Nutrition Coordinator Lallie Mambourg at 1-800-642-5119.
SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport holds a free Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.
STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT
The Memphremagog Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at CALLICO, 326 Bluff Road, Newport. All stamp collecting interests are welcome. For more information, call 334-6001.
- ISIDORE’S PARISH BINGO
St. Isidore’s Parish (Route 242, Montgomery Center) Bingo every Friday evening at 6 p.m. Progressive jackpot, lunch, raffle, paper sheets.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Third Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Faith Lighthouse Church on Route 105 in Newport (105 Alderbrook). A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience.
TAI CHI CLASS
A Tai Chi Class (Bagua meditation) will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. Call Marc Bourdelle at 525-1234 for locations and more information.
TAI CHI IN BARTON
Leader Brenda Lowther is teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Thai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. For more information, call 525-4400.
TAI CHI IN GLOVER
Tai Chi with instructor George Mckenzie is held Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, visit www.grecreation.org.
TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY
TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Barton Public Library. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. For further information, call 525-3685.
TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail email@example.com.
VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON
Every first and third Tuesday of each month there will be van service from Westmore to Barton. 10:30 a.m. pickup at the old Town Clerk’s office; 1:30 p.m. return trip to Westmore. Free to residents age 60 or older. For more information, call Mary at 525-4128 or the Area Agency on Aging at 334-2190.
VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON
Every Thursday there is van service to senior meals in Barton. The pickup schedule is as follows: 11:25 a.m., Mountain View Apartments; 11:30 a.m., Congress Court; 11:35 a.m., Monitor Manor; 11:40 a.m., Hillcrest; 11:45 a.m., Memorial Building; 11:50 a.m., Park Street trailer park. For more information, call Brenda Sargent at 525-4400.
“WEDNESDAY POETS” WEEKLY WRITING WORKSHOP
“Wednesday Poets,” a weekly writing workshop for beginners and veteran writers, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Adrien Helm at 525-3740.
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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY
Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Church Street, Barton. Open Mondays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Fridays from 1-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. “Wednesday Poets,” a weekly writing workshop for beginner and veteran writers, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with refreshments. For further information, please call the library at 525-6524.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon–5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon–7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For further information, call the library at 626-5475.
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. Arm Chair Chats meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Board of Trustees meetings: Meetings quarterly; call for dates. Book discussion groups: Third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Preschool story hour: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Chess Club: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Closed Monday and Wednesday. Story Hours: Homeschool Story Time for ages 6-12 on Tuesdays from 10–11:30 a.m.; and Story Time for ages 0-6, Thursdays 10–11 a.m. Book Discussion and Young People’s Programs: please call or find us on the web for info. “To Joe” is a selection of paintings from The Fall Series by Carole Rosalind Drury in the art gallery.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY
93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. 873-3022, extension 201. www.haskellopera.com. Find them on Facebook. Librarian Nancy Rumery. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays & Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club: second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Purl Jam: A group for knitters meets at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of the month.
HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Route 100, Westfield. 744-8258. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1– 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.–noon.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2–6 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 723-6134 or look on Facebook.
JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday. Story time on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages birth to six years old.
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Open Monday 5 to 8 p.m., closed Tuesday, open Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.
- JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Story Time (Acorn Club): Fridays at 10:30 a.m., ages 0 to 6, children’s Library. First Wednesday Series. Scrabble Club: First Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery.
WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
135 Main Street (5A), next to the park. Hours: Saturday 1-4 p.m. For further information, call (201) 519-3633. www.westburkepubliclibrary.wordpress.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westburkelibrary.
ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS
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A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 424-1414. www.theartfuleye.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Open Sunday by chance. Come explore 4,500 sq. ft. of locally crafted fine art and artisan craft.
BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM
Bread and Puppet Museum, one of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and after shows until November 1. Museum tours Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Admission free, donations welcome. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). For more information, please visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY
At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Plowing Old Ground. For more information, visit www.VermontArtHouse.org/openings or call 586-2200.
CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge. Artist reception for Prilla Smith Brackett: “Fractured Visions II” on Friday, October 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. The artist will speak on her work at 6 p.m. Refreshments served. Reception and talk are free and open to the public. All are welcome. Show closes October 25.
CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Open by appointment, call 723-4833 or 895-2901. Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston.
CHUCK GUEST GALLERY
Featuring over 130 paintings of abstract imagery. Located at 205 Vermont Route 114 in East Burke. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 626-9011 or visit www.chuckguest.com.
COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY
1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.
CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.
DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
35 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Call Martha at 766-8833 or Allen or Kathleen at 766-5159. Sundays 2-4 p.m. through October 11.
FAIRBANKS MUSEUM GALLERY
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m.; and Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Bean Hill Road in Glover, second floor in Municipal Building. www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org. Open by appointment only: Call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051.
Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Call for hours. Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: the Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.
LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK
The Looking Glass Museum is located on the grounds of the Clan of the Hawk off Route 58 in Evansville. Free admittance. This is a museum dedicated to the local Native American groups. For more information, call 754-2817 or e-mail email@example.com.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Vermont Watercolor Society Exhibition on display until October 31. Free admission. www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT
Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Showcasing Newport’s forever changing history and landmarks. Summer and fall exhibits featuring the before and after of the demolition on Main Street in Newport.
MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Morgan Historical Society welcomes visitors this summer on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., or by appointment. There are displays of uniforms, farm equipment, pictures, maps, and family treasures. The Church Mouse is the MHS gift shop including many handmade items sold on a consignment basis. Contact Beverly May at 723-5907. The MHS headquarters is in the former Morgan Center Church located on the corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road.
MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)
56 Church Street in Newport Center. 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.
NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY
194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)
430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. “This Side of the River,” Vermont and New Hampshire landscapes by Dianne Taylor Moore, on display through October 3.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. email@example.com. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is open until October 15, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. Judy Lowry – New Landscapes, on display until October 26.
Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day until 2:30 except Tuesdays.
ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY
287 East Main Street, Newport. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Featuring wood carvings by Al Diem, scenic and nature photography by Robert Lyons and Gustav Verderber, Bella Doni Pottery, Edgewater Jewelry, original art by John Rowe, Elry Maze, Deb Cowan, Pat Lipinsky.
- JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.
THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER
The 99 Gallery and Center on School Street behind 316 Main Street in downtown Newport. Work by Seattle surrealist Donald Peel and Northeast Kingdom artists, free classes, movies and community events. Open most afternoons till 5 p.m. 323-7759
THE ART HOUSE GALLERY
67 South Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. 586-2200. www.vermontarthouse.org.
THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY
Hardwick Inn, 4 South Main Street, Hardwick. Call 472-9933 for information.
THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. New Exhibit: “Dust” on display now. Admission by donation. Self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY
240a Dufferin St., Stanstead, Quebec. All are welcome! Hours: Thurs.–Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.levieuxforgeron.com
WHITE WATER GALLERY
5 River Street by the bridge, East Hardwick Village. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Watergate at 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.
WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)
P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.
YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY
240 A Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec. (819) 876-2282. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the heart of Rock Island in the historical Ye Olde Blacksmith overlooking the Tomifobia River. This historical blacksmith shop is now a cozy gallery featuring a variety of works from numerous local artists.