Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and priority is given to events in Orleans County. We reserve the right to omit events, especially events that run weekly, if needed. Deadline for event submissions is Monday at noon. Thank you! Events are also listed online at www.bartonchronicle.com/events.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

 

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THURSDAY, JULY 2

 

FREE BOOKS & LUNCH IN NEWPORT

Summer is the perfect time to start a new book! Join Green Mountain Farm-to-School and the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) to bring storytelling and free books to Newport. Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, at Gardner Park, CLiF will be leading an interactive presentation for children, and giving out two free books per child during this fun summer event. CLiF will be side-by-side with the Lunchbox crew, who will be serving up free kids’ meals from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the park.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 3

 

MAGIC SHOW IN ISLAND POND

Island Pond Public Library begins its summer program with Tom Joyce, “That Funny Magic Guy,” on Friday, July 3, at 3 p.m. YOU are a HERO!! Magic Show is for the whole family with new magic tricks and new books all related to this year’s summer reading theme, “Every hero has a story.” For more information, call the library at 723-6134.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in Island Pond will feature Classic Rewind Band (classic rock/country) on Friday, July 3, 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.

 

CRAFTSBURY VILLAGE BLOCK PARTY

The Craftsbury Village Block Party will be held Friday, July 3, from 5 p.m. to dark. Free barbecue and games for the whole family, live music from the Eames Brothers, Craftsbury Chamber Players, and DJ Vu. Fireworks by Andrew Johnson.

 

4TH OF JULY WEEKEND CELEBRATION IN ISLAND POND

The 4th of July Weekend Celebration in Island Pond will take place Friday through Sunday, July 3 through 5. On Friday, the band Classic Rewind will play from 6 to 10 p.m. Local vendors will also be selling their goods. Fireworks will be held at dusk (rain date July 11th). On Saturday, there will be a parade beginning at 11 a.m., pony rides from noon to 3 p.m. behind the municipal building, a duck race at 1 p.m., the town-wide scavenger hunt from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and a boat parade at 2 p.m. Live entertainment by The Adams Band will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. On Sunday, there will be a cardboard boat race at noon. For more information, visit www.islandpondchamber.org.

 

ARTIST RECEPTION AT NEWPORT NATURAL FOODS & CAFÉ

Newport Natural Foods & Café on Main Street in Newport will host an artist’s reception on Friday, July 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. for artist Laura Heijn.

 

ARTIST RECEPTION AT MAC CENTER IN NEWPORT

Donna Jean Safford, 25 years of painting 1990-2015, a retrospective of the artist’s work, opening Friday, July 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport. All are welcome to the opening reception in the downstairs gallery at MAC. Exhibit closes Friday, August 28, at 5 p.m. For more information, call (802) 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4

 

TREASURES AND SMALL ANTIQUES SALE IN WESTMORE

Treasures and small antiques will be available in the old Westmore Town Clerk’s building across the road from the Community Hall and Memorial Park on Saturday, July 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event supports the Memorial Park and building maintenance projects.

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST IN WESTMORE

A pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, July 4, at the Fellowship Hall in Westmore from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Menu includes homemade pancakes, VT maple syrup, ham, scrambled eggs, juice, and coffee. Donations benefit the Park and Fellowship Hall projects. For more information, call Millie at 525-8862.

 

ADAMS BAND PERFORMS IN ISLAND POND

The Adams Band (golden oldies) will perform in Pavilion Park on Saturday, July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. 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.

 

BREAD & PUPPET PERFORMS IN THE BARTON PARADE

Bread and Puppet will perform as part of the Barton 4th of July Parade at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Volunteers are welcome. Those wishing to volunteer should arrive at the beginning of the parade route 45 minutes early (at 1:15 p.m.), wearing white. Look for the colorful Bread and Puppet bus. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

“UNDERNEATH THE ABOVE: 6 KING STORIES” AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater in Glover will present “Underneath the Above: 6 King Stories” on Saturday, July 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paper Mache Cathedral. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. A tour of the Bread and Puppet Museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION IN NEWPORT

Newport will hold its Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4, at Gardner Park. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION AT ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS IN BARTON

The Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton will hold an Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4. Professional lumberjack competition, antique/farm stock tractor pull, horse and pony pull, Gymhkana, horseshoe competition, Walbridge Family Lawn/ATV Pullers, four bounce houses, chicken barbecue, food and more. Parade at 2 p.m. Fireworks at dusk provided by the town of Barton. For more information, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net or call (802) 525-3555.

 

BOAT PARADE ON WILLOUGHBY LAKE IN WESTMORE

The 16th annual Willoughby Lake Boat Parade will be held on Saturday, July 4, with “Cartoons on Parade” as the theme. Participants should decorate their boat, canoe, or kayak depicting their favorite Vermont moment. The first place winners will receive a trophy, along with $50. The second and third place winners will be awarded trophies. To be eligible, boats must be at the starting point by 3:30 p.m. to register and receive a number that judges will be able to identify you by. To pre-register, obtain more information, or for notification of any last minute changes, call 673-2043 or e-mail doreenallen64@yahoo.com. Boats that are entered will meet off Crescent Beach on the west side of the lake at 3:30 p.m. The parade will proceed north along the west shore, cross the north beach, and travel south along the east shore ending at “Trail’s End,” where the winners will be announced. No rain date.

 

ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST IN WESTMORE

The Annual Pancake Breakfast at the Westmore Fellowship Hall will be held Saturday, July 4, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Homemade pancakes, VT ham, scrambled eggs, VT fancy maple syrup, orange juice, coffee. Contact Millie at (802) 525-8862. Benefits Youth Church Camp, and Fellowship Hall maintenance projects.

 

BURKLYN ARTS COUNCIL CRAFT FAIR

The 45th annual Burklyn Arts Council Craft Fair will be held Saturday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) at Bandstand Park on Route 5 in Lyndonville. Local entertainment throughout the day. Juried Vermont artists and craftspeople. Huge raffle, face painting, luncheon specialties, strawberry shortcake. For more information, visit www.burklynarts.org.

 

OLD-FASHIONED PIG ROAST IN PEACHAM

An old-fashioned pig roast with strawberry shortcake will take place on Saturday, July 4, at the Peacham Congregational Church from 5 p.m. on. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12, and free for children under three. Meal includes roast pork, potato salad, coleslaw, applesauce, strawberry shortcake, and beverage. Takeout available. To benefit the Peacham Congregational Church. For reservations, contact Mary Williams at 424-1214.

 

GREENSBORO CHURCH CHICKEN BARBECUE

Make reservations now for the annual Greensboro Church Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, July 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price is $10 for a generous plate of barbecue chicken, vinaigrette coleslaw, a roll, beverage, and dessert. Proceeds benefit the work of the church. The barbecue starts immediately after the parade behind the church. Reservations can be made by e-mailing greensborochurch@gmail.com (a confirmation will be sent) or call the church at 533-2223. Limited number of meals, so reserve early.

 

HARRY CORROW FREEDOM RUN IN NEWPORT

        The Harry Corrow Freedom Run will be held at Prouty Beach in Newport on Saturday, July 4. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 5

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE 5K FUN RUN/WALK

The Willoughby Lake 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, July 5, to benefit the Westmore Ladies Aid Scholarship Fund. Race begins at 11 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m. at the Westmore Community Hall). Call 525-3689 to pre-register and for more information.

 

ECHO LAKE COLOR CHALLENGE – 5K WALK/RUN

Runners/walkers are invited to travel a 5K loop on beautiful Echo Lake while being showered with colored powder on Sunday, July 5. Online registration is available at active.com. Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. Color Challenge begins at 10 a.m. on West Echo Lake Road in East Charleston. All proceeds to benefit the Echo Lake Preservation Association. For more information, visit www.echolakeassociation.net.

 

MONDAY, JULY 6

 

MEOLLER FAMILY TALK ON ZAMBIA IN BARTON

On Monday, July 6, at 7 p.m. at the Barton United Church, Jonathan and Cynthiss (Hunt) Meoller and family will share their experience living in Zambia for five years as volunteers with the Mennonite Central committee who does relief development and peace projects. Their work included schools, shelter for abused girls, center for street kids, and organizing peace clubs in schools.

 

HERITAGE CRAFT WEEK AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE

The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington is pleased to announce a full schedule of classes for Heritage Craft Week, taking place July 6 through 12, taught by some of Vermont’s best craftsmen/instructors. Classes include paper cutting, stonewall building, beginner basket making, knitting, rug hooking, rug braiding, wooden handle making, beginner blacksmithing, and more. For more information and to pre-register for a class, call Amy Palaia at 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 7

 

SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD AND PUPPET

Early American 4-part Hymns in the Fa-Sol-La-Mi tradition. Every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 27th. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Paper Mache Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Free. For more information, call Elks Schumann at 525-6972.

 

SPIRIT AND NATURE DISCUSSION SERIES

A six week summer discussion series on Spirit and Nature will be held at the Westmore Community Church on Tuesdays, July 7 through August 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The discussion leader is the Rev. Martha Peck. Free and open to all. Pre-registration is not required but will be helpful in planning. To register or for more information, call 334-6075 or e-mail mbpeck@myfairpoint.net.

 

NEWPORT ROTARY CLUB PROGRAM & GUEST SPEAKER

The Newport Rotary Club will host guest speaker, President Roger, speaking on the 2015-2016 club plan, on Tuesday, July 7. Held at the Gateway Center in Newport. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. and speakers and program start at 1 p.m. For more information, call Donovan Quarmby at 334-0101.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

 

ARTS AND CULTURE SERIES AT ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum continues its Arts and Culture series with a discussion on Suspended Worlds by the author Christine Hadsel. The event will be held on Wednesday, July 8, at 7 p.m. All events take place on the second Wednesday of the month and run through August. Programs are free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. Space is limited and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 748-8291 or visit www.stjathenaeum.org.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 9

 

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN GREENSBORO BEND

A chicken pie supper will be served on Thursday, July 9, at St. Michael’s Church Hall in Greensboro Bend. Servings at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Chicken pie, assorted casseroles, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, pie, and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under eight. Proceeds benefit St. Michael’s Altar Society. For more information, contact Clara Massey at 533-2615.

 

RUN, THROW & JUMP COMPETITION IN NEWPORT

        Newport Recreation will hold a Run, Throw & Jump Competition at North Country Union High School in Newport on Thursday, July 9. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 10

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in Island Pond will feature KTB (Kingdom Tribute Band) on Friday, July 10, 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.

 

WINE TASTING WITH ARTISANAL CELLARS AT NEWPORT NATURAL

Newport Natural Foods & Café on Main Street in Newport will hold wine tasting with artisanal cellars on Friday, July 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free.

 

LIVE MUSIC AT NEWPORT NATURAL

Newport Natural Foods and Café on Main Street in Newport will host live music by Blackbird Storm on Friday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. Free.

 

COMMUNITY JAMBOREE AT HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Everyone is invited to attend a Community Jamboree on Friday, July 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Holland Elementary School. There will be music and dancing, and all are invited to join in the fun. Sign up at the door to participate, or just come to watch and listen. A donation of $3 is suggested. Refreshments will be provided at no charge. For more information, call the school at (802) 895-4455.

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE IN NEWPORT

        Newport Recreation will hold a Dive-in Movie at Prouty Beach in Newport on Friday, July 10. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served on Friday, July 10, from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center streets). Come at 11 a.m. to participate in playing 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’s culinary trainees! For more information, call 487-9380.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11

 

YARD SALE AND OPEN HOUSE AT CHARLESTON MUSEUM

An annual yard sale and open house at Charleston museum will be held Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charleston Historical Society Museum on Museum Drive in West Charleston, rain or shine. Lots of items with proceeds benefitting the historical society. Museum will also be open for tours. For more information, call 723-4833 or 895-2901.

 

CRAFTSBURY ANTIQUES & UNIQUES FESTIVAL

Craftsbury’s 45th nnual Antiques and Uniques Festival is Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Craftsbury Common. A great day of shopping, socializing, and picnicking! Vendors of antiques, collectibles, jewelry makers, quilters, potters, woodworkers, specialty foods, bake sale, live music, and barbecue tent. Event is free but donations are gladly accepted. Parking is available for $5 donation to the Craftsbury Fire Department. For more information, e-mail craftsbury@gmail.com, call 586-2823, or visit www.townofcraftsbury.com.

 

SENTINAL ROCK DEDICATION IN WESTMORE

Sentinal Rock Dedication will take place Saturday, July 11, at 10 a.m. on Hinton Hill Road in Westmore, followed by refreshments at the Westmore Fellowship Hall provided by the Ladies Aid. Contact Millie at 525-8862 for more information.

 

GROW YOUR OWN GATHERING IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own gathering on the topic of home composting at Atkins Field in Hardwick on Saturday, July 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Led by Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm. Free and open to the public but space is limited. Children welcome. Please RSVP to Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 12

 

BACK ROADS READINGS IN BROWNINGTON

Back Roads Readings will be held Sunday, July 12, at the Brownington Congregational Church, featuring poets Jane Shore and Baron Wormser. Readings begin at 3 p.m. followed by a reception and book signing at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Lisa von Kann at 633-4956 or www.backroadsreadings.com.

 

CRUISE-IN AT VILLAGE PIZZA

The Cars of Yesteryear will hold a Cruise-in on Sunday, July 12, at Village Pizza in Orleans from 11 a.m. on.

 

HORSE & PONY PULLING IN BARTON

        The Northeast Kingdom Pony Pulling Association will hold a Horse and Pony Pull at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton on Sunday, July 12. For more information, contact Harvey Lyon at (802) 917-1371.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

NCUHS CLASS OF 1980 REUNION – KAYAKING!

The North Country Union High School class of 1980 will hold its 35th reunion on Saturday, July 11, with a kayaking trip starting at 9:30 a.m. at Clyde River Recreation in West Charleston. Potluck at 12:30 p.m. RSVP to Joan Cook, (603) 363-8926 or on classmates.com. For more information about Clyde River Recreation, visit www.clyderiverrecreation.com.

 

  1. PAUL’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL 5K RUN/WALK

The parents association of St. Paul’s Catholic School is organizing its first 5K Run/Walk on July 18 in Barton. The race will start and end at the Orleans County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration forms are available online at http://stpaulscatholicschool.org/sppa/updates. Cost is $12 if pre-registered by July 10, $15 registration from July 11 through race morning. $10 registration for all current St. Paul’s students and staff. Morning registration opens at 7 a.m. on race morning, with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be medals for top finishers and door prizes! For more information or to sponsor the race, contact Erica Butterfield at 525-3045 or e-mail emquintal@gmail.com.

 

SUMMER ORGANIC DAIRY SERIES WORKSHOPS

The 2015 Summer Organic Dairy Series will hold six workshops around the northeast on success strategies for organic dairy farmers. Each session will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and includes lunch from the NOFA-VT Pizza Oven. The fee for each workshop is $20 per person. For details, visit http://bit.ly/1dl2Pk4. Locally, a workshop on managing cows, pasture and nutrients will be held on July 15 at Spring Brook Farm located at 3786 Vermont Route 100 in Westfield. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.nofavt.org/ows.

 

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.

 

PHOTO FUN CONTEST FOR GRADES 5-12

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild presents its annual Photo Fun Contest for young Vermont photographers in grades five through 12. First, second, and third place cash prizes, ribbons and certificates in each grade group. The entrants are invited to a free seminar taking place in North Troy or Newport (date and time to be determined when entries have been received). Pre-register by e-mailing your name, address, e-mail address, grade, and school to Camilla@woodenhorsearts.com. You will receive a packet of instructions, application and date and place of the seminar. Complete information is available at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/photofun/index.shtml.

 

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: June 29-July 2, Irasburg Town Hall, Irasburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairytale Theatre Camp for ages 4-9. Singing, movement, stagecraft, acting for beginners. July 13-17, Newport/Derby, Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church on the Quarry Road, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Alice in Wonderland for ages 6-16. Focus: acting, singing, dance, & stagecraft. July 20-24, Irasburg Town Hall, Irasburg, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Peter Pan ages 6-16. All skill levels. Focus on acting, movement, stage combat, stage craft. July 27-July 31, Orleans Municipal Building, Orleans, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Treasure Island for ages 6-13. All skill levels including acting, stage combat, dance, singing, and stage craft. 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 June, 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.

 

ANNUAL WRITING IN PLACE WORKSHOP

The second annual Writing In Place workshop is open for registration. It will be held July 13 through 24 at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common and is for writers of all genres. For more information, including a full course description, tuition, and an online application, visit www.sterlingcollege.edu/summer, e-mail askibbie@sterlingcollege.edu, or call 586-7711.

 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR NEWPORT’S AQUAFEST

Vendors are needed for the Aquafest Waterfront Festival on Saturday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Lake Memphremagog in Newport. Artists, crafters, farmers’ markets, businesses, and entertainment needed. Reserve a 20’x15’ space with (110V) electric hookup today. Bring your own tent, table, and chairs. To register, contact Lynne Bertrand at 334-7782 or e-mail director@vtnorthcountry.org.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE DAY

Westmore Day is Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors wanted. Call Mark at 754-6585, Betty at 525-6613, or Dale at 525-4179.

 

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 shurtleff@woodenhorsearts.com (subject WHAG Plein Event).

 

JAY SUMMER FEST LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS

The eighth annual Jay Summer Fest, taking place on Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seeks the following: Parade entrants, 10:30 a.m., music, floats, etc. Call Sally at 988-4786. King Arthur Flour Scone Contest entrants, rules at www.jayvt.com. Tag Sale Fundraiser donations, drop off at Jay Town Hall starting July 27. Horseshoe Tournament entrants at Jay Village Inn at 12:30 p.m. Still room for a few unique vendors. A Jay Focus Group 501c 3 Event. Visit www.jayvt.com or call 988-4706.

 

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.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

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 burkechamber@burkevermont.com.

 

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 Columbus Day Weekend. Vendors wanted for local foods and crafts! Call Wilma at 988-2521 or Maria at 895-4869.

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Serving Orleans County for over 40 years, 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.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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 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.

 

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.

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia Culinary Trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at 487-9380.

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.

 

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.

 

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 bbarnes@nchsi.org 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 ruby.dalebrown@gmail.com, 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 teresa.patch@rojacs.com.

 

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

Line dancing at the Burke Senior Meal Site (212 School Street, West Burke) is held the first and third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Participation is by donation, and it’s open to the public. 525-3412

 

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, Medical Arts Building, second floor conference room.

 

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 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 dreville@aarp.org.

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold regular rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby. New members are welcome.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

Available to help with forms, photocopies, faxes, phone assistance, fuel/electrical assistance, food shelf and commodities, Farm to Family coupons, holiday meals, seed packets, housing, temporary shelter, housing advocacy, and 3Squares applications.

Newport: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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

St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at 535-2011 or Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org, or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Big Book study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 673-5621.

 

SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

Derby Senior Meals are held at noon every second Thursday at the Elks Lodge #2155 on the Newport-Derby Road in Derby. By donation. For more information, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging’s nutrition coordinators Jenny Patoine or Lallie Mambourg at 748-5182.

 

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., July 7 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.

 

  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.

 

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:

  • BARTONMeals 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 rmitchell@gmfts.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 July 5 through August 7. Monday through Friday, lunch and snack only on June 22 through July 3. 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 rmitchell@gmfts.org.

  • CHARLESTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Monday through Thursday, July 6 through 16. Breakfast from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
  • DERBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Monday through Thursday, July 6 through 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, July 20 through 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, July 6 through 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, July 6 through 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 rmitchell@gmfts.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 tomblusa@hotmail.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.

 

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. 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. 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. Summer Programs for families, youth and adults from June 30 to 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.

 

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.

 

  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. 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

Route 122, Glover. 525-3031. Music by Burt Porter, Sacred Harp songs, fresh sourdough rye bread topped with aioli, tours, and more. Free to the public but donations are always appreciated. Open daily until November 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and after shows. For more information, 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 Mondy 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.

 

GRACE GALLERY

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 etpvt@aol.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 July 4 through September 8. Artist’s reception on Friday, July 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. 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.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

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

 

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. Opening reception on July 3 from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 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. info@oldstonehousemuseum.org. 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

Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day except Tuesdays. Ben Barnes: Paintings of Tools and Landscapes, on display until July 13.

 

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. 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. 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. 586-2200. vtarthouse@gmail.com. www.vermontarthouse.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Sunday & Monday.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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