Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

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Scroll down to read this week’s calendar of events.  

With the holidays just around the corner, many communities will host holiday bazaars and craft shows featuring fine Northeast Kingdom crafts and artwork.

 

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**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!

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21

 

COMMUNITY COMMONS WITH FRENCH FLAIR

This month’s Community Commons will look at our Celtic heritage, specifically our French culture. This is the community’s chance to talk about the assets of our French culture and what it can teach us for today’s challenges. The meeting is at the Gateway Center in Newport on Wednesday, January 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Open to all. Optional potluck. For more information, call the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center (OCRJC) at (802) 487-9327.

 

MEETING TO ADDRESS HASKELL UPGRADES

A public meeting of the Haskell Free Library and Opera House will be held on Wednesday, January 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the Reading Room at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line. The purpose of the meeting is to solicit opinions from the community regarding the proposed technical upgrade and the purchase of new theatre curtains, lighting board, monitor, and dimmer packs to meet the USDA Rural Development grant program. Funding will also come from private sources.

 

ELECTRIC HEAT PUMPS INFORMATIONAL MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY

Looking for ways to save on heating energy costs and be more comfortable? On Wednesday, January 21, at 7 p.m. at the Craftsbury Public Library, the Craftsbury Energy Committee will be hosting an informational meeting on electric heat pumps. Electric heat pumps take heat energy from one source (outside air, ground water, etc.) and transfer it to where it is needed to heat a home or domestic hot water. They are more efficient and can save you money. For more information, call 586-7533 or visit www.arcmech.com.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22

 

ALBANY VILLAGE TRUSTEES MEETING

The monthly Albany Village Trustees meeting will be held on Thursday, January 22, at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Albany Methodist Church.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

 

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

 

RUNAWAY POND AT THE JEUDEVINE LIBRARY

Join the Old Stone House Museum at Hardwick’s Jeudevine Library for a morning of local history. On Saturday, January 24, at 10 a.m., historian Joan Alexander will share the story of what happened in 1810 when Runaway Pond ran away and got its name. Geared toward younger children but everyone is welcome. For more information, call the library at 472-5948.

 

PROM FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER IN LYNDONVILLE

There will be a 2015 Prom Fashion Show on Saturday, January 24, at 7 p.m. in the Lyndon Institute Alumni Auditorium to benefit this year’s American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Admission is by donation and features 2015 prom gowns from Exquisite Bridal by Clarisse, Precious Formals, Milano, Glow and Colors. Tuxedos from Jim’s Formal Wear and Sarno and Son Formal Wear. Door prizes!

 

FISH FRY & CHILDREN’S FISHING TOURNAMENT IN NEWPORT

American Legion Post 21 will hold a Fish Fry on Saturday, January 24, with social hour from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and meal served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the post home on Veterans Avenue in Newport (next to NCUHS and located on the VAST trail). Cost is $10 single, $18 couple, $30 family cap, $5 for children 12 and under, and free for children five and under. There will also be a kids’ fishing tournament that day with prizes for 12 and under and the top ten largest fish. Donate your catch! Perch turn-in at the post between noon and 2:30 p.m.

 

KINGDOM COFFEEHOUSE AT NORTHWOODS CENTER

Kingdom Coffeehouse presents: The Can-Am Jazz Band on Saturday, January 24, at 7 p.m. at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston. Cost is $10 and light refreshments are included. For more information, call 723-6551, extension 115, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

HIKING THE COLORADO TRAIL AT GREENSBORO LIBRARY

The Greensboro Free Library is pleased to host a program on the magnificent Colorado Trail on Saturday, January 24, at 10 a.m. Bill Cooke will present information about the trail followed by a 25 minute slide show with music showing photos from his 2011 “thru-hike” and answer questions. For more information, call librarian Mary Metcalf, at 533-2531.

 

COMMUNITY JAMBOREE IN HOLLAND

A Community Jamboree will be held on Saturday, January 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Holland Elementary School. Come just to listen or join in the fun. Everyone is invited to this free event. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Holland Elementary School at 895-4455.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

 

AGRICULTURE OF NEW ZEALAND

The Craftsbury Public Library offers an armchair traveling trip to New Zealand’s South Island on Sunday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. Louise and Randi Calderwood recently traveled there and they will share their experience with the public by showing slides and providing an overview of the country’s agricultural economy and grass-based production system. Come for the photos of sunshine and green grass or to learn about the New Zealand system of farming. For more information, contact the library at (802) 586-9683 or e-mail craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.

 

MUSIC JAM SESSION IN DERBY LINE

There will be a music jam session on Sunday, January 25, at the Derby Line Village Hall in Derby Line from 1 to 4 p.m. Doors open at noon. Admission is by donation. Free refreshments. All levels of singers and musicians welcome. To benefit Music and Auto-Tech Scholarships for students from Lake Region and North Country union high schools.

 

BENEFIT BINGO IN ORLEANS

The Brownington School’s 8th grade is having a Bingo event to raise money for their year-end field trip. It will be held on Sunday, January 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Orleans Municipal Building. Great prizes and a great cause.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 26

 

VERMONT CHAMBER PRESIDENT GUEST SPEAKER AT JANUARY LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

Betsy Bishop, president of the Vermont Chamber, will serve as the guest speaker at the Northeast Kingdom Chamber legislative breakfast to be held Monday, January 26, at the St. Johnsbury House on Main Street in St. Johnsbury, from 8 to 9 a.m. Small fee to attend the breakfast. For more information, call (802) 748-3678 or e-mail director@nekchamber.com.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

 

MUSIC AT BARTON SENIOR CENTER

The Barton Senior Center will hold a music session on Tuesday, January 27, at 11 a.m. featuring Garth McKinney and friends.

 

FREE SEED SWAP IN GREENSBORO

There will be a Free Seed Swap at the Greensboro Library on Tuesday, January 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Bring saved or extra seeds to swap, and dream of spring! For more information, e-mail swapsisters@gmail.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

 

  1. PAUL’S SCHOOL TO CELEBRATE NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE WEEK WITH SPECIAL EVENT

St. Paul’s Catholic School will hold a special event on Wednesday, January 28, at 5 p.m .to celebrate National School Choice Week. This event will feature an Open House on Wednesday, January 28, from 5 to 5:45 p.m., followed by a Postponed Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. in the church. For more information about the event, visit www.saintpaulscatholicschool.org or www.schoolchoiceweek.com.

 

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29

 

“ARE WE CRAZY ABOUT OUR KIDS?” DISCUSSION

“Are We Crazy About Our Kids?” explores how investments in high quality elderly care and preschool yield huge personal and social benefits, and pay for themselves many times over. There will be a screening and a paneled discussion on Thursday, January 29, at North Country Career Center in Newport from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A light meal will be provided. For more information, e-mail scorriveau@buildingbrightfutures.com or colleen.mooredeortiz@state.vt.us.

 

“INTRODUCTION TO UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL STATEMENTS” FREE WORKSHOP

The Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick and the Vermont Small Business Development Center are hosting a free workshop for entrepreneurs, “Introduction to Understanding Financial Statements,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 29, at CAE on 140 Junction Road in Hardwick. This workshop is for those who have little accounting experience. It will cover what financial statements are, why they are important to the business owner, what the most important ones are, and what types of information they can provide. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own statements. For more information, contact CAE Farm and Food Business Specialist Daniel Keeney at CAE, (802) 472-5362, extension 210, or Daniel@hardwickagriculture.org.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30

 

FIFTH FRIDAY JAM SESSION AT BARTON SENIOR CENTER

The Barton Senior Center will hold a Fifth Friday Jam Session on Friday, January 30, at 7 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

 

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH IN BARTON

There will be a Free Community Lunch on Saturday, January 31, at noon at the Barton United Church, featuring soup, bread, fruit, and beverages. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Barton United Church and the West Glover Congregational Church.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1

 

BENEFIT CONCERT IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

A freewill offering concert benefiting the Northeast Kingdom Habitat for Humanity will be held on Sunday, February 1, at the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common at 1 p.m. with musicians Chris Nicotera and Heather Webster playing a variety of instruments and a mix of classical, Celtic/Irish/Scottish and Native American music. In case of inclement weather, concert will be rescheduled for February 8. For more information, call (802) 586-8028 or e-mail unitedchurchcraftsbury@gmail.com.

 

NOW PLAYING NEWPORT – CHAPLIN SHORT COMEDIES

The Now Playing Newport Music Series presents a rare chance to see three early short comedies made during the period Chaplin called, “the happiest period of my career.” Bradleigh Stockwell, local filmmaker and silent film enthusiast, will be introducing these films to Newport on Sunday, February 1, at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Tickets available in advance at www.nowplayingnewport.com/chaplin.html or at the door.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM

Free tax returns prepared for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older, every Wednesday beginning February 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Call Chris at (802) 279-0442 for an appointment. Taxes prepared every Friday in Derby at the Dailey Memorial Library from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. beginning February 6. Call the library at (802) 766-5063 for an appointment.

 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP IN ST. JOHNSBURY

Recognize any of these symptoms: Burnout? Depression? Guilt? Anger? Offered by the Area Agency on Aging, Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a series of six 90-minute tutorials also for those tending to someone who lives at home, in a care facility, or even across the country. Learn how to lower stress, communicate effectively with others, problem-solve, set goals, and reduce guilt, anger, or depression. Tips on how to keep a healthy momentum going are included. This group meets Tuesdays, February 3 through March 10, at the North Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury from 3 to 4:30 p.m. A suggested $25 donation helps cover costs, but is not required for participating. Registration deadline is January 30. Please call Nancy Oakes or Pam Smith at (802) 748-5182 or 1-800-642-5119.

 

WINTER GAMES ON LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG

Kingdom Games, Inc. announces the lineup of winter games held on Lake Memphremagog in Newport this winter.

The games include The North American Marathon Speedskating Championship on January 31–February 1; The Great Skate on February 2; Memphremagog Pond Hockey Classic on February 7 & 8; and the U.S. Winter Swimming Championship on February 21 & 22. For more information or to register or volunteer, visit www.kingdomgames.co or e-mail Phil White at phw1948@gmail.com, or call (802) 249-9100.

 

FATHER-DAUGHTER DANCE IN NEWPORT

The annual Father-Daughter dance will be held on February 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Newport. Tickets are $30 for Newport residents and $35 for nonresidents. Extra daughter tickets are available for $10. It is highly recommended that tickets be purchased in advance because this event sells out quickly and space is limited. Call Newport Recreation for more information and to purchase tickets at 334-6345 or visit www.newportrecreation.org.

 

“KEY TO THE KINGDOM” SAVINGS CARD

Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce announces the launch of the “Key to the Kingdom” Savings Card, designed to benefit the community as a whole. There are currently 23 members of the chamber participating in the savings card program. A full list of participating members and their discounts can be found online at www.vtnorthcountry.org. Key to the Kingdom Savings Cards are now on sale at the Welcome Center in Newport for $10, valid through December 31, 2015. Cards are available to the community and all tourists. For more information, visit the website listed above, e-mail director@vtnorthcountry.org or call 334-7782.

 

JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Jay Focus Group, a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit, announces the 2015 Jay Focus Group Community Service Scholarship open to an Orleans County high school senior to assist with continued educational costs. One $500 scholarship will be offered per calendar year and requires previous community service involvement. Applicants must attach one reference regarding community involvement/service (not a family member) along with application, and confirmation of acceptance to a continued education school. Application deadline is May 1, 2015. Winner will be announced May 15, 2015. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or at Jay Town Hall during regular business hours. E-mail jayfocusgp@gmail.com or call Kathy at (802) 988-1115 for more information.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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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.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

AA meetings are held in Newport, St. Johnsbury, and most towns in the Northeast Kingdom. For detailed information call AA at (802) 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 suzi_dix@sympatico.ca.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

DERBY SENIOR MEAL AT ELKS CLUB

Derby Senior Meal will be held at the Elks Club on the Newport–Derby Road in Derby every second Thursday of the month at noon. By donation. For more information, call Jenny or Lallie at the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 642-5119.

 

DIABETICS, PREDIABETICS & THEIR CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

This support group has been formed in this area and will be held the first Monday of every month in Barton at 5:30 p.m. Bring tips for what works for you and learn other information to make your life easier. Meetings will be monthly and last 1-1/4 hours. For more information, call John at 754-8410 after 5 p.m.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 teresa.patch@rojacs.com.

 

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 will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at North Country Hospital library in Newport.

 

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 nekvermontpermaculture@gmail.com.

 

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. Openings for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe and bassoon. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NEWPORT COMMUNITY SENIOR MEALS

Fridays at noon at 125 Main Street, between Coventry and Center streets across from the laundromat. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for anyone interested in playing card games, board games, or just to socialize. Meals will be served at noon. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well-balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia’s culinary trainees. Suggested meal donations: $3.50 for seniors age 60 and over, $5 for all others. Information about Cornucopia can be found at www.umbrellanek.org. For further information, contact Lynn Rublee at (802) 487-9380 or cornucopia@umbrella.org.

 

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. (802) 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. (802) 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.

St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. (802) 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 (802) 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). Step study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (802) 673-5621.

 

PLAYWORLD AND PLAYGROUP IN BARTON

Building Bright Futures PlayWorld and NEKCA Early Head Start Playgroup, every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the COFEC Building in Barton. Ongoing through May 2015. Call 525-6253 for more information.

 

SAVVY SENIORS IN BARTON

The very popular program, Savvy Seniors, which is a Medicare (Senior Medicare Patrol) informational endeavor, incorporating skits to convey important information for seniors, is now taking requests for bookings. Based out of Barton Senior Center (for the Northeast Kingdom), practices are being held each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. If your group is interested in booking this group, or participating in any way, call Brenda Lowther at 525-4400. Sponsored by COVE (Committee of Vermont Elders) and NEVAAA (Area Agency on Aging).

 

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.

 

  1. 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 free Tai Chi Class (Xing-yi Bagua) 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. No fee.

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

Instructors Patty Beckwith and Brenda Lowther are teaching Tai Chi at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Tai 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, call Darlene at 525-4153 or 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, 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call 723-6039 or 723-4922.

 

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.

 

YOGA IN GLOVER

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Glover Town Hall. Beginners welcome. Under guidance of a certified yoga instructor. $10 per class, 5 classes. $45 sliding scale available. Supports Glover Recreation. For more information and schedule, visit www.moonriseyoga.wix.com/moonriseyoga or call Tina at 626-4759.

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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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. Winter hours (December through March): Monday and Friday 1-7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m. 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. craftsburylibrary@gmail.com. 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. 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. 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: Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. Story Time for ages 6-12, Thursdays, 10 a.m. & Story Time for ages 0 to 6, Thursdays 10–11 a.m. Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. Paintings of Cambodia and the Northeast Kingdom by Bill Rogers 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. (802) 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.

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m. and, during the summer, 7–9 p.m.

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1 Water Street, Orleans. (802) 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 Mondays 2–6 p.m., Tuesdays 1–5 p.m., Wednesdays 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.–2 p.m., closed Saturdays & Sundays. Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.

 

  1. 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.

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ARTFUL EYE

A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 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.

 

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.

 

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. (802) 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.

 

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.

 

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. Closed until January 26 due to new light installation and refreshing exhibits.

 

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.

 

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 13 Mill Street, Hardwick. P.O. Box 960, Hardwick, VT 05843. 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. Exhibit at Clip Joint at 95 Main Street in Hardwick — works by popular GRACE artists Dot Kibbee, Gayleen Aiken, and Merrill Densmore — Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

        29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. (802) 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.

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Open Monday 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.

 

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.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. (802) 533-2045 or eve@millersthumbgallery.com.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

56 Church Street in Newport Center. (802) 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

194 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. “Flights of Fancy,” an exhibit of works by James Frase-White, is on display Monday through Saturday until February 28, with an artist’s reception on Saturday, February 7, from 3 to 5 p.m.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

        109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. info@oldstonehousemuseum.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is closed for the season. 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. On display until February 23: Landscape Photographs of the Northeast Kingdom by Kent Shaw.

 

P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY

3802 Lake Road, Newport Center. First exhibition in Iceland and then in many other places. Five trips to Alaska and all places in between, three to Newfoundland, also Egypt and Virgin Islands. Acrylics, watercolors, mixed mediums. Realistic to inspirational. Book: Traveling with Wildflowers from Newfoundland to Alaska. Please call 334-2685 to be sure not to miss the artist.

 

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.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 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

Located behind 316 Main Street across from Family Dollar in Downtown Newport. (802) 323-7759. “Painting Thursdays with Mary” from 2-4 p.m. most Thursdays. Learn watercolors with Mary Brenner or bring your own work, share skills and conversation. Call first to make sure class will be held. Free of charge. Peace and Justice Poster Show – All posters $25 and feature themes of social/environmental justice.

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. vtarthouse@gmail.com. www.vermontarthouse.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Sunday & Monday.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org.

 

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. (802) 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.

 

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