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WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
GALA BENEFIT IN GREENSBORO
The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents a Gala Benefit for the Greensboro Nursing Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Reception in the field at 60 Lauredon Avenue in Greensboro, above Jim Cook residence. A program of music and sonnets follows at 5:30 p.m. with local Vermont stars and Tony nominees at the theater tent at the town hall. Tickets are $45 and are available at mirrorarts.org or at Willey’s Store. All proceeds benefit the Greensboro Nursing Home.
SONGS OF YESTERDAY IN NEWPORT
The Now Playing Newport Music Series presents a Seniors Music and Lunch program of Songs of Yesterday with Ken and Mary Michelli and Chris McGinniss on Wednesday, July 29, at noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Free but limited to 50 people. Reservations are necessary by e-mailing email@example.com or calling (802) 334-7365.
FAMILY NIGHT: MUSIC, LAUGHTER AND PIE AUCTION IN WESTMORE
Wednesdays at Westmore, presented by The Westmore Association, presents Family Night: Music, Laughter, and a Pie Auction on Wednesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, located at 27 Hinton Hill Road in Westmore. Husband and wife performers Justin Lander and Rose Friedman will delight the audience with a fresh take on the entertainment styles of the past, including pantomime, puppetry, and novelty music. Pie auction held during the show. For more information, call Pam Kennedy at 525-9725 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHORELAND PROTECTION ACT INFORMATION SESSION
The Shoreland Protection Act went into effect on July 1, 2014. Under this Act, all lakes and ponds greater than 10 acres in size now have an established Protected Shoreland Area which encompasses the area from the mean water level (shoreline) out 250 feet. Within this area, the creation of new cleared area and impervious surface is now regulated. Come learn about what these regulations are, what activities are exempt, and how the permit process works, at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 723-6551, extension 303, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
THURSDAY, JULY 30
ARTIST RECEPTION AT CATAMOUNT ARTS
Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury will hold an artist reception for its exhibit, Our Domestic Resurrection Circus, on Thursday, July 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., just prior to a premier screening of Circus Without Borders at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. The exhibit featured selected work from the Bread and Puppet Theater Museum in Glover, and is on display at Catamount Arts until August 2. For more information, visit www.catamountarts.org or call 748-2600.
STORY TIME IN HARDWICK FEATURING LESA CATHCART
On Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m., the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick welcomes special guest Lesa Cathcart for a story time composed of songs you can sing! Lesa will lead the group in songs and stories. Please call the library for more information at 472-5948
AUTHOR THOM ROCK IN NEWPORT
Local author Thom Rock will read from his latest book, A Table in the Wilderness: Forty Days of Forgiveness, on Thursday, July 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.thomrock.com.
KISS ME KATE IN GREENSBORO
The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents Kiss Me Kate at the theater located at 81 Lauredon Avenue in Greensboro. Performances will be held July 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., August 6, 8, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at mirrorarts.org and at Willey’s Store in Greensboro. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit mirrorarts.org.
FRIDAY, JULY 31
TREASURE ISLAND AT ORLEANS MUNICIPAL BUILDING
Vermont Family Theatre presents Treasure Island at the Orleans Municipal Building Theater at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 31. Great show for all ages. Admission by donation.
LIVE FAMILY SHOW AT ORLEANS COUNTRY CLUB
On Friday, July 31, there will be a live family show provided by Steven Richard Lindholm at the Orleans Country Club Restaurant starting at 6:30 p.m. “Stories Through Song.” Open to the public. Donation at the door. Ages three and up.
WORD!CRAFT – EXPERIMENTAL ART RHYMES
A traveling, monthly, participatory, spoken word/hip hop event for all ages! It will take place on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at Wheelock Mountain Farm, 91 West Wheelock Road in Greensboro Bend. Doors open and sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. This is a substance free event. This month’s theme is “Super Heroes,” so whatever that means to you, bring it in written and/or improvised verse. You can also just come to listen and support lyrical artists. Suggested donation of $5 per person at the door. No one turned away due to a lack of funds. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or http://wheelockfarm.weebly.com/ for more information and directions.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN ISLAND POND
The Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in Island Pond will feature Killing Time (country) on Friday, July 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. in Pavilion Park. Rain or shine. Vendors, crafters, food, 50/50 raffle. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy live music hosted by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.islandchamber.org or call Katherine at 673-8050.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
HAMLET IN GREENSBORO
The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents Hamlet at the theater located at 81 Lauredon Avenue in Greensboro. Performances will be held August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at mirrorarts.org and at Willey’s Store in Greensboro. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit mirrorarts.org.
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN IN GREENSBORO
The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the theater located at 81 Lauredon Avenue in Greensboro. Performance will be held Saturday, August 1, at 2 p.m. Tickets available at mirrorarts.org and at Willey’s Store in Greensboro. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mirrorarts.org.
BENEFIT CAR WASH & BAKE SALE IN NEWPORT
Girl Scouts Troop #30053 is having a car wash and bake sale to help raise money for troop activities on Saturday, August 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Advanced Auto on the Newport-Derby Road. They will also be selling tickets for the 2015 Duck Regatta which benefits the Girl Scouts and the Newport Rotary Club.
BREAD & PUPPET UNDERNEATH THE ABOVE SHOW NUMBER 2
Bread and Puppet Theater presents Underneath the Above Show Number 2, the continuation of Part 1 on Saturday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paper Mache Cathedral at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10. A tour of the museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN BARTON
A Chicken Pie Supper will be held Saturday, August 1, at Barton United Church with three seatings at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. Complete dinner with dessert pies. Adults $10, children under ten $5, and free for children under six. Reservations suggested, call 525-3242.
ARTISTS NEEDED FOR JAY’S “ART ON THE FENCE”
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild will host Art on the Fence at this year’s Jay Summer Fest, taking Place August 8. Any artist (or photographer) is welcome to participate and bring their talent to the public’s notice! Artists may offer their work for sale and there is no commission fee by WHAG. Are you an artist on vacation? We want to see your work too! Help us fill the fence! Application available at www.woodenhorseartsguild.com/events.shtml. Deadline for entries is August 1.
“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERING IN HARDWICK
“Grow Your Own” will host a gathering on the subject of making pickles, sauerkraut and freezer jam on Saturday, August 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) on Junction Street in Hardwick. Participants will go home with jars of canned goods they have made, and will share a free meal and raffle door prizes as well. Free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is mandatory. Children are welcome. For more information or to RSVP, call Ruby Dale-Brown at 472-5940.
SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR & BOOK SALE IN DERBY
The Dailey Memorial Library will hold its annual Summer Arts and Crafts Fair and Book Sale at the Elks Club in Derby on Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be numerous crafters and also a farmers’ market table with fresh vegetables, flower arrangements, and homemade breads. All proceeds benefit the library. The book sale will be held at the library located on Junior High Drive in Derby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the book sale benefit the book fund.
CRAFTSBURY 5K RUN/WALK
On Saturday, August 1, the Craftsbury Academy Class of 2016 is hosting the Third Annual Craftsbury 5K Run/Walk. The race will start and end on the Common. Registration, which will also be held on the Common, begins at 7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Pre-register at ca2016.org ($12), or register on race day ($15). There will also be a children’s race, beginning at 8:15 a.m. and children’s activities during the main race ($1 for both). Come and have a great time and support the class.
On Saturday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., bring the family for food, fun, crafts and music to Westmore Day, held in Memorial Park on Route 5A in Westmore. There will be raffles and vendors selling local foods and crafts including Jersey beef, maple products, jams, jellies, jewelry, wooden bowls, whirly gigs, Willoughby portraits, and more. The Treasures Shop will open at 8 a.m. A barbecue will be set up selling hamburgers (local Jersey beef), hot dogs, chili, and coleslaw. There will be games for the kids. Musicians will perform a variety of selections and arrangements from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CRUISE NIGHT & BARBECUE AT ELKS IN DERBY
The Cars of Yesteryear will hold a Cruise Night and Chicken Barbecue at the Newport Elks Lodge on Route 5 in Derby on Saturday, August 1. Cars of Yesteryear will be on display starting at 4 p.m., and the barbecue will start at 5 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes half chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw and roll. Cash bar. Open to the public. For more information, call Frances Dewing at 624-4124.
AQUAFEST IN NEWPORT
Newport’s Aquafest 2015, sponsored by Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce and NorthCountry Federal Credit Union, will take place on Saturday, August 1, in Newport. Events include the Waterfront Festival commencing at 11 a.m. along the boardwalk of Lake Memphremagog. Vendors, family entertainment, and live entertainment. Chowderfest will be held at the Gateway Center in Newport from noon to 2 p.m. where locals compete in the chowder competition. Buy a spoon for $5 and dig into a variety of chowders entered to win. The VT 105 Amazing Race Challenge is a fun and exciting race that includes challenges such as eating large amounts of food, counting a large number of items, finding an item/items or people, finding a shop or location, carrying items long distances, assembling a difficult structure, or solving riddles in order to get the next clue and protect your balloon at all costs! A Plein Air Event (French for “open air”) will be presented by the Wooden Horse Arts Guild and artists from anywhere are invited to “paint outdoors in natural light” in and around Newport during Aquafest. Also, have your portrait painted by twin sisters, Heather or Roxanne. Look for them at the Wooden Horse Arts Guild tent. Fee benefits the WHAG Scholarship Fund. Call 988-4300 for info or to schedule a time. For more information about Aquafest activities, visit www.northcountry.org or call Lynne Bertrand at (802) 334-7782.
A CALL FOR ARTISTS TO PAINT IN NEWPORT!
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild (WHAG), in association with Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the first annual Plein Air Paintout in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to take place in Newport during the annual Chamber of Commerce AQUAFEST! The paintout is open to any artist painting in any medium using the Plein Air technique. Participating artists must paint original works on location during the event. Free to artists! WHAG takes no commission on sold (wet!) paintings. For more information, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com. To register, e-mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to email@example.com (subject WHAG Plein Event).
SHREDFEST SKATEBOARD FESTIVAL IN NEWPORT
Newport Recreation will hold a ShredFest Skateboard Festival at Gardner Park in Newport on Saturday, August 1. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.
CLAN OF THE HAWK GATHERING OF NATIONS
The Clan of the Hawk on Route 58 in Evansville will hold its 25th annual Gathering of Nations on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2. Open to all, free admission, camping by donation. Drumming, dancing, storytelling, Abenaki language sharing, vendors, trade blankets. Lovely grounds, Looking Glass Museum – open all weekend with free admission. Crafts, raffles, cook shack will be open, and much more. Free parking. Parade of Pets on Sunday at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.theclanofthehawk.org, call (802) 754-2817, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2
ISLAND POND HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING
The 48th Annual Meeting of the Island Pond Historical Society will be held on Sunday, August 2, at 1 p.m. at the American Legion Brighton Post 80. Speaker this year is Chris Dale, PhD, who has recently completed writing a history of Island Pond. All are welcome to attend.
“ROCK IT OUT” WITH MARK SHELTON IN NEWPORT
Award winning Nashville artist from Newport, Mark Shelton, will perform “get up on your feet” — feel good sounds from the ’50s through ’70s and Gospel, on Sunday, August 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Gateway Center (city dock) in Newport. Admission is by $10 suggested donation, which go to the Holland Community Church Restoration Fund.
CAR WASH, DOG WASH & BAKE SALE IN NEWPORT
The Boy Scouts Troop 804 will hold a car wash, dog wash, and bake sale on Sunday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Newport Veterinary Hospital on Route 105 in Newport. Car wash by donation, dog wash $8.
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD IN GREENSBORO
The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead at the theater located at 81 Lauredon Avenue in Greensboro. Performances will be held Sundays, August 2, 9, and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets available at mirrorarts.org and at Willey’s Store in Greensboro. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit mirrorarts.org.
- JOHNSBURY PLAYERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR THE MATCHMAKER
The St. Johnsbury Players will be holding auditions for their fall show, Thorton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, on Sunday, August 2, and Monday, August 3, at 6:30 p.m. at South Congregational Church. Nine males and seven female roles are available, with ages ranging from late teens to 60 or older. Performances will be October 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and October 18 at 2 p.m. For more information, contact director Sarah Bengston at 274-4496 or visit the St. Johnsbury Players on Facebook.
BREAD AND PUPPET OVERTAKELESSNESS CIRCUS & PAGEANT
The Bread and Puppet Theater will perform The Overtakelessness Circus and Pageant with Comet’s Passage Over Reality Passion Play, on Sunday, August 2, and continuing each Sunday through August 30. The show begins at 3 p.m. as an all afternoon event on the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Following the Circus, Passion Play, and Pageant, Puerto Rican puppet theater troupe Ballencal will perform in the Paper Mache Cathedral. Museum tour at 1 p.m., preshow begins at 2 p.m. in the circus field. Suggested donation for the day’s events is $10. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
HAM DINNER IN HOLLAND
The Holland Historical Society’s Old Home Sunday Dinner will take place on Sunday, August 2, at noon at the historical society located on Gore Road in Holland. Meal includes ham, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, and a large assortment of homemade pies. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Take a free tour of the building. A silent auction will be held during the meal. For more information, call 766-8833.
INTERNATIONAL CAR SHOW IN NEWPORT
The Cars of Yesteryear will be at the 32nd International Car Show, held at North Country Union High School in Newport on Sunday, August 2. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon.
MONDAY, AUGUST 3
RANGER GIVE & GO BASKETBALL CAMP
Held at Lake Region Union High School August 3 through 7. For those going into grade 3, 4, and 5, camp is from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. For those going into grades 6, 7, and 8, camp is from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuition is $50. Learn fundamental skills, both team and individual, lectures, competitions, games, free camp T-shirt. Make checks payable to Ranger Give & Go Basketball Camp and mail to Laurie Souliere, 523 Lakemond Road, Newport, VT 05855. For more information, call 673-3011 or 673-9870.
BIG HOSMER SOCCER CAMP IN CRAFTSBURY
Big Hosmer Soccer Camp will be held August 3 through 7 in Craftsbury. There is still room available for boys and girls ages seven through 17. The day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration forms can be accessed on the website at www.townofcraftsbury.com on their calendar of events, or by contacting camp director Mike Clark at 563-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
NEWPORT ROTARY PROGRAM & GUEST SPEAKER
The Newport Rotary will feature guest speaker Kendall Melvin, government affairs specialist, at its upcoming program on Tuesday, August 4, at the Gateway Center in Newport. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. and speaker and program starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call Donovan Quarmby at 334-0101.
BLOOD DRIVE IN NEWPORT
The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 4, at the Newport Municipal Building on Main Street in Newport from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
BAZAAR & LUNCHEON IN MORGAN
The Circle of Friends will hold their Annual Bazaar on Wednesday, August 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Morgan school on Meade Hill Road. There will also be a luncheon available and a quilt raffle.
CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS IN NORTHERN VERMONT
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) employed millions of young men between 1933 and 1942, at the height of the Great Depression, and left a legacy of parks, roads, trails and forests across America. Using historical photos, maps and journals as well as contemporary images, NorthWoods Trails Director Luke O’Brien will discuss the CCC legacy in northern Vermont and highlight many of the projects still found throughout the region today. Program held Wednesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. at Q Burke Sherburne Base Lodge in East Burke. Cost is $5. For more information, contact the NorthWoods Stewardship Center at 723-6551, extension 304, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
NATURAL BEAUTY: APPRECIATING WILLOUGHBY
Wednesdays at Westmore, presented by The Westmore Association, presents Natural Beauty: Appreciating Willoughby on Wednesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, 27 Hinton Hill Road, Westmore. An informative evening about caring for and enhancing the natural beauty of Lake Willoughby. Guest speakers include Jean Haigh, past president of the Green Mountain Club, and Bruce Tanner, geologist. Maps of the lake and the hiking trails will be available for sale. For more information, call Pam Kennedy at 525-9725 or e-mail email@example.com.
WRITING FROM LIFE: TURNING EXPERIENCE INTO FICTION
Arts and Culture Series at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Wednesday, August 5, at 7 p.m. presents author Laura C. Stevenson speaking on Writing from Life: Turning Experience Into Fiction, launching her new collection of Vermont-based short stories, Liar from Vermont. For more information, call 748-8291 or visit www.stjathenaeum.org.
RUMMAGE, BAKE SALE AND LITTLE TREASURES SHOP IN WESTMORE
There will be a Rummage Sale, Bake Sale, and Little Treasure Shop at the Westmore Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, August 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donate items Tuesday, August 4, from 9:30 to 3 p.m. Contact Millie at (802) 525-8862 for more information. Benefits the Ladies Aid and youth scholarships.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 6
SOCIAL JUSTICE TALK AT BREAD & PUPPET
On Thursday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. there will be a talk at the Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover on two issues of social justice. Jules Rabin will speak on the enclosures of the commons in 18th and 19th century England, and Greg Joly will speak on the fight against child labor in early 20th century America by Scott Nearing. In the Dirt Floor Theater.
PIZZA SOCIAL: CELEBRATE YOUR FARMER SOCIAL
Farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Berry Creek Farm, a certified organic farm raising flowers, vegetables, berries and honey for their CSA members and other markets. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour. Held Thursday, August 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Berry Creek Farm, 1342 VT Route 100, Westfield. RSVP and dinner donation requested. Contact Rachel at Rachel@nofavt.org or 434-4122. For more information, visit http://nofavt.org/ows.
SHARE IDEAS WITH NEK COLLABORATIVE
The NEK Collaborative and the Vermont Council on Rural Development invite the public to share ideas for actions that can support the Northeast Kingdom economy, boost opportunities, and support the equality of life for Kingdom residents at a discussion session on Thursday, August 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lyndon State College. For more information, call 223-6091 or visit www.vtrural.org.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 7
LAST KID PICKED IN NEWPORT
Last Kid Picked will perform at the Newport Elks Lodge #2155 on Route 5 in Derby on Friday, August 7, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Proceeds benefit Elk charities. Open to the public. Paid-up Elk members $10 each, nonmembers $15 each. Must be 21 or older (ID required). Cash bar. For info or tickets, call Eric Barrup at 752-6477 or Frances Dewing at 624-4124.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN ISLAND POND
The Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in Island Pond will feature Mark Shelton (oldies, rock & roll) on Friday, August 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. in Pavilion Park. Rain or shine. Vendors, crafters, food, 50/50 raffle. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy live music hosted by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.islandchamber.org or call Katherine at 673-8050.
ARTIST RECEPTION AT NEWPORT NATURAL GALLERY
Newport Natural Gallery on Main Street in Newport will feature paintings and drawings by Sam Thurston from August 1 to 30. An artists’ reception will be held on Friday, August 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 8
DERBY LINE COMMUNITY DAY
Derby Line Community Day will be held Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to fireworks at dusk. Free admission, free entertainment, free kids’ games, and free parking! Jason Tardy Juggler, Wildlife Encounters Show, Puppet Show, Nulhegan Drummers, Emily Nyman, Canadian Fiddler Larry Davis & Friends, Jimmy Edwards & Country Folks, Music In The Key Of Soul, Diamond Dave Singalong, Evansville Transit Authority, Mark Shelton, all types of characters including Princess Elsa and Olaf! Village wide yard sale, wagon rides, ETWA Wrestlers, food and craft vendors, North Country School of Dance dancers, animals, bounce house, huge slides, labyrinth, bingo, antique cars, demonstrations, fireworks at dusk, and much more. To be a vendor or to register your yard sale, please call 873-3420.
GLOVER TALENT SHOW & SILENT AUCTION
The Glover Public Library announces its annual summer Talent Show and Silent Auction on Saturday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall, featuring young and old performers, music, storytelling, humor, and other fun surprises. During the show, a silent auction will take place featuring many goods and services donated by area businesses. Snacks will be available. All money raised benefits the Glover Public Library. For more information, call the library at 525-4356.
CONSERVATION CORPS CELEBRATION AT NORTHWOODS
The summer Conservation Corps season concludes with this traditional celebration and open house event at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free of charge. Join staff and crews as they celebrate 21 years of conservation service in and around the northeast. For more information, call 723-6551, extension 304, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
BANJO DAN’S BLUEGRASS REVUE AT THE HASKELL
Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue, featuring The Sky Blue Boys plus Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line on Saturday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 and are available at www.haskellopera.com, www.catamountarts.org, or by calling 873-3022 or 888-757-5559, or at Country Thyme Vermont in Derby.
CALL FOR ARTISTS TO PAINT BEAUTIFUL LAKE WILLOUGHBY!
The Westmore Association and the WilloughVale Inn, in conjunction with Plein Air Northeast Kingdom, are pleased to announce a Plein Air Paintout and Competition on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9. This event is open to all artists painting in any medium using plein air technique. Participating artists must paint original works on location (Willoughby Lake Area) during the event. The event is free to artists and will offer awards including cash prizes. Sites will be identified and a map will be provided for artists and the public. Award of prizes and final showing with optional purchase will be held at the WilloughVale Inn on Sunday, August 9. To register online, visit www.meetup.com/Plein-Air-Northeast-Kingdom or call Donna Walsh at 561-400-2735 or Pam Kennedy at 525-9725.
JAY SUMMER FEST
The eighth annual Jay Summer Fest will take place on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Jay. 70 vendors, tag sale, King Arthur Flour Best Scone Contest, silent auction, parade, music with Debbie Murphy and The Echoes, Art of the Fence Show, horseshoe tournament, games for kids, teens and adults, cow plop 50/50 raffle, Troy Area Lions Club raffle (drawing at 3 p.m.), fantasy photo garden, and face painting. Visit www.jayvt.com for more information.
KINGDOM RUN IN IRASBURG
Kingdom Run, a half-marathon plus 5K and 10K run on scenic dirt roads beginning and ending on Irasburg Common, will take place Saturday, August 8. Registration table opens at 7:15 a.m. and race starts at 8:30 a.m. Walkers welcome. Munchies buffet, blueberry sundaes and prizes follow race. To benefit the Northeast Kingdom Spay-Neuter Program. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.kingdomrun.org or call (802) 766-5310.
GLOVER TALENT SHOW & SILENT AUCTION
The Glover Talent Show and Silent Auction will take place on Saturday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall to benefit the Glover Public Library. Enjoy some of the best local talent — Music, poetry, and more, while bidding on fun and useful items in the library’s annual summer silent auction. By donation. Call (802) 525-4365 for more information.
DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT IN NEWPORT
A disc golf tournament will be held at Prouty Beach in Newport on Saturday, August 8. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.
ATV EVENT IN DANVILLE
The Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association (VASA) will hold its annual Big Event 5 on Saturday, August 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Danville, right off Route 2, next to Marty’s First Stop. Poker run, mud bog, obstacle course, and more! Free admission, and $5 per run for participants. Everyone is welcome. Helmets required. For more information, contact VASA at (802) 477-5075 or visit www.vtvasa.org.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9
NO EVENTS SUBMITTED.
KINGDOM FARM & FOOD DAYS SEEKS FARMS & RESTAURANTS
Kingdom Farm and Food Days will be held August 14 through 16. The Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick is seeking farms who are already offering tours and hosting the public at their farms who would like to be involved. Restaurants who serve local foods and would be willing to put a poster in their front window are also sought. Anyone interested is asked to e-mail CAE Community Projects Coordinator Bethany Dunbar at Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org or call 472-5362, extension 204.
FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT
There will be a free CDL (commercial driver’s license) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 31, September 1 and 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. These classes are being held to prepare people for the CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would like to drive bus as well. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, call 334-2839.
VERMONT FAMILY THEATER SUMMER CAMPS
Vermont Family Theatre presents its schedule for our 18th season of summer camp. Camps are one of the best values in the area. Performances are held with each camp. This year’s dates & locations are: Aug. 3-14, Orleans Municipal Building, Orleans, Week 1: times TBD. Auditions, blocking & choreography. Week 2, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. (performance run-thru.) This camp is called Apprentice Camp Week and it is for campers who have previously completed other camps with VFT and have reached advanced (in at least one area) status from the director. Complete details can be found on the website www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by calling VFT at 754-2187 in the evenings.
LOWELL WIND FARM TOURS
Green Mountain Power is offering free public tours of the 21 turbine Kingdom Community Wind Project in Lowell during July and August. To register for a tour and view tour dates, visit www.greenmountainpower.com/innovative/wind/windtours or call Gert Tetreault at 744-6664.
FINE ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS NEEDED
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites fine artists and fine crafters to show and sell their work at their “A Hot Summer Show!” on August 22 at the Newport American Legion Post #21 on Veterans Avenue. If you are an established or emerging artist (painter) or crafter with a unique craft, send e-mail with images of your work to Camilla@woodenhorsearts.com or call Camilla at 988-4300 to arrange to see your work. The Hot Show of Summer is a WHAG member show with invitations to new artists or crafters for an opportunity of visibility to the public.
PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ALBANY LABOR DAY PARADE
The Albany Labor Day Parade will take place on Monday, September 7, starting at 11 a.m. Participants are needed: Floats, cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, horses or other critters, music, and more. A chicken barbecue will be held after the parade. For more information or to participate in the parade, call 755-6748, 755-6865, 673-8611, or 755-5178.
POND-A-THON FUN RUN
The ninth annual Pond-A-Thon Fun Run is a fun run around the lake of Island Pond. All ability of runners, walkers, and bikers are welcome. Held Sunday, September 6, starting at 9 a.m. at the town beach in Island Pond. Proceeds benefit the Taini Mae Kinney Memorial Scholarship Fund (VSAC) for Northeast Kingdom residents seeking higher education. Full pond is 5.5 miles, and half pond is 2.5 miles with transportation provided back to start. T-shirts, snacks, prizes. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for youth, and free for kids five and under. Register online at www.pondathon.webconnex.com/registration or on Facebook under “Pond-a-thon Fun Run.” Sign up race day on site at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Melinda at 249-2640 or Elizabeth at 673-6354. Forms are also available at some stores in Island Pond.
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
Open for the season. 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.
JAY VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET
Downtown Jay, in the field next to the Jay Country Store. Open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Labor Day Weekend. Vendors wanted for local foods and crafts! Call Wilma at 988-2521 or Maria at 895-4869.
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. Still room for vendors. 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.
WESTMORE FARMERS’ MARKET
Westmore is open from 1 to 5 p.m. every Monday through August 24 (and also on Westmore Day, Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Call Mark at 754-6585 or Betty at 525-6613 for more information. Vendors wanted.
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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.
BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER
Route 122, Glover. Suggested donation: $10, no one turned away. 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org. June 13–August 29 and September 12 & 19, evening performances, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. The Underneath The Above Shows.
The Overtakelessness Circus and Pageant with Comet’s Passage Over Reality Passion Play, July 12 through August 30. Outdoor performance for all ages, in the Circus Field. Side Shows and Ding Dongs start at 2 p.m. Circus follows at 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org.
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). Menu for Friday, July 31, is beef stroganoff with egg noodles, zucchini, and apple crumb cake. 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 (except for July when it will be the second Saturday) 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 AGE FRIENDLY ADVISORY COUNCIL WEEKLY “COFFEE TALK” SESSIONS
The Newport Age Friendly Advisory Council will hold weekly “Coffee Talk” sessions with residents. AARP will provide a free cup of coffee or tea and residents can visit with council members, find out more about upcoming plans for Newport, and provide input. The council meets every Friday through August 28 at Newport Natural Market and Café on main Street in Newport. For more information, contact David Reville at 951-1303 or e-mail email@example.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. 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.
SHAPE NOTE SINGS AT BREAD AND PUPPET
The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold Shape Note Sings on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., through August 25. 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org.
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.
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE FOR CHILDREN
Meals for children ages 18 and younger will be provided free of charge throughout the summer in various locations in Orleans County:
- BARTON – Meals held at the Barton Senior Center for all children 18 and under starting at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through August 27. Call 525-4400 for information. Activities will be offered prior to the meal at the Barton Library.
The Lunch Box mobile kitchen will offer meals every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library. For more information, call Rebecca at 334-2044 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- COUTTS CAMP IN DERBY is partnering in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be served at Coutts Camp in Derby: Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., snack at 2:30 p.m., and supper at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Supper only on Sundays. Breakfast, lunch, and snack only on Fridays through August 7. For more information, call Annie Brueck at 673-5638.
- NEWPORT – North Country Hospital is again participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. The program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Meals are available to all children 18 years of age or younger during summer programs at Newport City Elementary School, the Early Childhood Program, NEKCA Teen Center, Dailey Memorial Library, Northeast Kingdom Human Services, St. Edward’s Preschool and Derby Elementary School. For more information, call NCH Food Service Director, Steven Gadapee, at 334-3288.
The Lunch Box mobile kitchen will offer meals every Thursday from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Gardner Park. For more information, call Rebecca at 334-2044 or e-mail email@example.com.
- DERBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Monday through Thursday through July 30. Breakfast from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
- HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Monday through Thursday, through July 30. Breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
- JAY/WESTFIELD JOINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Monday through Friday through July 31. Breakfast from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
- NEWPORT TOWN SCHOOL – Monday through Thursday through July 30. Breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 to 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
- ISLAND POND – The Lunch Box mobile kitchen will offer meals every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pavilion Park. For more information, call Rebecca at 334-2044 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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. 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. Summer Programs for families, youth and adults from through August 11. For more information, visit our website, e-mail, or call.
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. and, during the summer, 7–9 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 and Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 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.
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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.
CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Open Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston. For more information, call Grace Frizzell at 723-6024.
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. Works by Donna Jean Safford “25 years of painting” on display through September 8. 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. Paintings by Laura Heijn on display until July 31. Paintings and drawings by Sam Thurston on display August 1 through 30.
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. A Memorial Exhibition for Ellen Dorn Levitt on display until August 8.
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.
Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day 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
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. Vernissage, Saturday, August 1, 5-7 p.m. Annis Karpenko, “Stems and Stones” paintings. Holly Friesen, “Trip the Light” paintings, on display July 30 through August 16. 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.