**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and priority is given to events in Orleans County. We reserve the right to omit events, especially events that run weekly, if needed. Deadline for event submissions is Monday at noon. Thank you!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1
ROBERT FROST POEMS ABOUT SPRING
Peter Gilbert of the Vermont Humanities Council will read Robert Frost poems about spring at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport, second floor. $5 admission includes refreshments and social hour following. For more information, call (819) 704-0569.
PTSD EXPERT EXPLORES HOW TO HEAL VETERANS’ INNER WOUNDS
Part of First Wednesdays at Newport’s Goodrich Memorial Library. A free lecture presented by Vermont Humanities Council on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. Dr. Edward Tick, director of the Soldier’s Heart Clinic, will examine the realities of soldiers’ psychological wounds and ways to heal them. The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 262-1354.
AN EVENING WITH VINCENT VAN GOGH AND HENRI NOUWEN
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport will host “Wounded Artist/Wounded Healer… Two Voices of the Beloved,” a Holy Week meditation in words, music, and images on the lives of two great Dutchmen: Popular writer and theologian Henri Nouwen and post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh on Wednesday, April 1, beginning with evening prayer at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meditation at 7 p.m. All are welcome, no charge.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
AUDITIONS BEGIN FOR GREENSBORO PLAYS
Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency is casting its summer season 2015. Must be available June 21 through August 17. Union or non-union acceptable. Needed are actors and actresses who speak standard English for Hamlet and Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern, many parts available. Ability to fence helpful. Actors and actresses who can sing Cole Porter for Kiss Me Kate. Especially needed are young men who can sing and dance (a little). Playing a musical instrument is helpful. Also looking for stage managers, crew, and musicians. Auditions on Thursday, April 2, from 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, April 3, from 4 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. by appointment only. Please call 533-7487 or e-mail email@example.com for information or appointment.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR IN ORLEANS
Orleans Elementary School will be hosting their Spring Scholastic Book Fair on Thursday, April 2, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, April 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school library. All are welcome. The school will also host an online book fair during those dates. More information can be found at http://www.orleanselementary.org.
HAM BINGO IN GLOVER
The Glover Volunteer Fire Department will host a Ham Bingo on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. Cards are $1 each or 6 for $5. Refreshments will be available. 50-50 and a ham raffle.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3
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SATURDAY, APRIL 4
EASTER SCRAMBLE AT GLOVER SCHOOL
The Glover school will hold an Easter Scramble on Saturday, April 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free family event. Come meet the Easter Bunny, decorate eggs, hop in the sack race, and participate in the Easter egg hunt and enjoy sweet treats. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, visit www.grecreation.org.
FIRE VICTIMS BENEFIT AT PARKER PIE WINGS
On Saturday, April 4, at Parker Pie Wings in Coventry from 5 to 9 p.m., there will be a benefit for recent fire victims John Snyder and Wendy Little. Live entertainment and music. Minimum donation of $10 at the door, although any amount is helpful. You can also help the victims by leaving a financial contribution online at www.gofundme.com/pjlr64.
ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE OF “THE SEVEN LAST WORDS OF THE REDEEMER ON THE CROSS”
“The Seven Last Words of the Redeemer on the Cross” by Franz Joseph Hayon will be performed in a setting of four solo singers and string quartet by “The Octet” on Saturday, April 4, at 4 p.m. at the Greensboro United Church of Christ. Admission is free but donations are welcome. For more information, contact Bert Francke at 525-3620.
COMMUNITY PASSOVER SEDER IN ST. JOHNSBURY
Beth El Synagogue in St. Johnsbury is hosting an annual second night Passover Seder on Saturday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone looking for a Jewish community seder in order to observe Passover is more than welcome to attend. The Seder will be led by Cantor Hanita Blair and is family friendly. If you’d like to participate in this Seder, please contact Rene Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 751-8492 and leave a message.
NORTHEAST STORYTELLERS GROUP OPEN HOUSE
The Northeast Storytellers regular monthly meeting will be converted to a group open house on Saturday, April 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. Brief instructional presentations on poetry-writing by group members will be followed by mini-breakout sessions to apply them. Mini workshops will offer hands-on learning of the topics presented. Free refreshments will be served. All are welcome to stop in to learn something about poetry, practice writing it, and meet fellow area writers. Free of charge. For more information, call 751-5432 or e-mail email@example.com.
BINGO FUNDRAISER AT PAUL’S SUGARHOUSE
The Dailey Memorial Library is sponsoring a Bingo Fundraiser at Paul’s Sugarhouse in Derby on Saturday, April 4. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the games start at 1 p.m. A 50-50 raffle will be held. Refreshments will be available. Come for an afternoon of fun and the chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds benefit the Dailey Memorial Library expansion project. For more information, call 766-8826.
GIRL SCOUTS COOKIE BOOTH AT TRACTOR SUPPLY
Girl Scout Troop #30053 will be having a Cookie Booth at Tractor Supply in Derby on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This booth is run by the girls to help them achieve goals and earn trips for their troop. For more information, call 323-9314.
ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEON TO SPEAK ABOUT OSTEOPOROSIS
Dr. S. Elizabeth Ames, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon, will be giving a presentation to the community on Saturday, April 4, at the Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meeting. Dr. Ames will be focusing specifically on different aspects of the osteoporotic spine and strategies to protect the spine. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of Community National Bank in Derby. All are welcome to attend. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, please visit www.betterbonesnek.org or call Mary King at 535-2011.
GROW YOUR OWN – CONTAINER GARDENING
On Saturday, April 4, the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE), the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and NEK Kids on the Move will put on a gathering to learn how to do container gardening. Ruby Dale-Brown will lead the gathering at CAE in Hardwick. These sessions are free and open to the public, but an RSVP is mandatory to Ms. Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 by Thursday, April 2. Presentation starts at Atkins Field and moves indoors to share a meal, so please dress accordingly. Children ages six and up are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. For more information, see the CAE website at www.hardwickagriculture.org or e-mail Bethany Dunbar at Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.
SUNDAY, APRIL 5
EASTER BREAKFAST IN BROWNINGTON
The Brownington Congregational Church is sponsoring an Easter Breakfast at the Samuel Read Hall House, across the road from the church in Brownington Village, on Sunday, April 5, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. There will be ham, eggs, hot cross buns, muffins, raised doughnuts with Vermont maple syrup, and beverages. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
ANNUAL EASTER ALONE DINNER IN NORTH TROY
The annual Easter Alone Dinner at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Pleasant Street in North Troy will be held on Sunday, April 5, at noon. Menu includes ham and many fixings. Deliveries can be made to North Troy residents by calling 988-2560 to reserve.
MONDAY, APRIL 6
YOUTH HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS AT NORTHWOODS
Starting Monday, April 6, a youth hunter education class will be held at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston. Course registration starts at 5 p.m., and class runs afterward until 9 p.m., then again on April 9, 13, and 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Practical field exam on April 18 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free of charge and open to all ages and experiences. All would-be hunters must successfully complete the course in order to purchase their first hunting license. All courses led by certified volunteer instructors. For more information, contact course instructor Blair Moulton at 723-4549.
TUESDAY, APRIL 7
PUBLIC FORUM ON THE INFLUENCE OF THE 1970s ON VERMONT
The Vermont Historical Society will be holding public forums statewide to talk about the influence of the 1970s on Vermont. The society is seeking input to help guide their collections, documentations, and public programs about this transformative era. On Tuesday, April 7, a public forum will be held at the Hardwick Town House from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit vermonthistory.org/vt70s or call Jackie Calder at (802) 479-8514 or Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
BLACK WALNUT GROWING IN VERMONT
Dr. Mark Heitzman has over 20 years experience with growing black walnut trees in central Vermont. He will present key factors that have led to success, beyond hard work, include a good site (crucial), cold tolerant seedlings, early control of competing vegetation, and prevention of animal predation. It takes place on Wednesday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Newport Natural Café on Main Street in Newport. Suggested donation is $5. For more information, contact Anne Holdridge at (802) 323-9978.
OCCA BOARD MEETING IN NEWPORT
Orleans County Citizen Advocacy (OCCA) will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, April 8, at 6 p.m. in the North Country Union High School vocational building in Newport. OCCA is welcome to any individual who would like to comment or give input during their monthly board meetings. Call (802) 624-0877 for more information.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
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FRIDAY, APRIL 10
BINGO NIGHT IN GLOVER
The Glover Community School eighth grade class is hosting a Bingo Night on Friday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Glover school gym. There will be a silent cake auction and prizes. All proceeds benefit the class trip.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST & STUDENT ART EXHIBITS IN DERBY
Derby community members are invited to Derby Elementary School on Friday, April 10, for a Spring Pancake Breakfast and Student Art Exhibits from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Enjoy breakfast at school, including pancakes, cinnamon rolls, sausage, home fries, fruit, eggs, and a beverage for only $3.50 for adults or $1.50 for child.
MUSE-ICAL HARVEST II – MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT
An evening of words and music will be held on Friday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport. Tickets available at the door. For more information, contact Lynn Flint at email@example.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
DUCKS UNLIMITED ANNUAL DINNER & AUCTION
Memphremagog Ducks Unlimited 39th annual Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday, April 11, at the Elks Lodge in Derby. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. For tickets, call 334-6115 or 334-6100.
CHURCH SUPPER IN GREENSBORO BEND
An assorted dish supper featuring ham, baked beans, tacos, mac and cheese, corn chowder and more, will be held on Saturday, April 11, at the United Methodist Church in Greensboro Bend from 5 p.m. until all are served. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children, with children under five eating free. All you can eat. For more information, call Erna Bartlett at 533-2637 or 535-7329, or Doreen Bartlett at 535-7334.
HIGH MOWING ORGANIC SEEDS’ 7TH ANNUAL SPRING SOCIAL
High Mowing Organic Seeds invites the public for an afternoon of seed education, socializing, and snacks on Saturday, April 11, at High Mowing Warehouse on Quarry Road in Wolcott. Tour times are 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. (each tour lasts 1 hour). This event is free but due to limited space, pre-registration is required this year. For more information and to register, visit www.highmowingorganicseeds.com/springsocial or call (802) 472-6174.
GIRL SCOUTS COOKIE BOOTH AT TRACTOR SUPPLY
Girl Scout Troop #30053 will be having a Cookie Booth at Tractor Supply in Derby on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This booth is run by the girls to help them achieve goals and earn trips for their troop. For more information, call 323-9314.
ALBANY PTC BINGO
The Albany PTC will be having a fun night of Bingo on Saturday, April 11, at the Albany Community School. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and calling begins at 6 p.m. Great prizes donated by generous local businesses. There will be money games as well. Refreshments available. For more information, call the school at 755-6168.
SPAGHETTI DINNER & RAFFLE IN BARTON
The Barton United Church will host a Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle to benefit the Barton Public Library on Saturday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. Spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, and dessert will be served. Silent raffle during dinner. Donations of new or gently used items or homemade food for raffle are appreciated. Admission is $8 for adults, $4.50 for children 12 and under, and free for children under 4. Takeout is available. For more information, contact the library at 525-6524 or 525-4538.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12
CRAFTSBURY VIBRATIONS REUNION IN HYDE PARK
There will be a reunion of all musicians who have played with the Craftsbury Vibrations from the 1970s through 2013 on Sunday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the VFW in Hyde Park. Kitchen will be open at noon. Benefit of Hyde Park VFW. For more information, call 888-7779.
HANDBELL CHOIR CONCERT IN HARDWICK
St. Norbert’s Community Handbell Choir Concert will be held Sunday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at St. Norbert’s Church in Hardwick. Donations accepted. For more information, call Carol at 472-9404.
HAIKU WORKSHOP IN WEST BURKE
On Sunday, April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Northeast Storytellers will host a workshop on writing the Japanese style of poetry known as Haiku. The workshop will be held in the Burke Community Center located at 212 School Street in West Burke. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 751-5432.
BINGO IN NORTH TROY
Bingo will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Pleasant Street in North Troy on Sunday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. Jackpot is $550. 54 numbers. Super kitty is $522.
REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS
VENDORS WANTED FOR NORTH COUNTRY EXPO
Vendors wanted for the Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce 2015 North Country Expo to be held on Friday, April 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jay Peak, the Hotel Jay and Conference Center. Builders, landscapers, heating and plumbing, businesses, artists, and entertainment. For information, visit www.vtnorthcountry.org or contact Lynne Bertrand at (802) 334-7782 or e-mail email@example.com.
APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR CAMILLA MEAD ARTS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Spring Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications for the Spring round of up to $500 are being accepted until May 1. Awards are applied to future expenses and must be used within 12 months of receiving the award. Complete information about the scholarship fund and application materials are available at www.woodenhorsearts.com/scholarships.shtml.
BARTON SENIOR CENTER TRIP TO LANCASTER COUNTY, PA
The Barton Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on June 8 through 12. Price is $505 per person which includes bus ride, meals, lodging and admissions. Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theater, Kitchen Kettle Village, Mennonite Center, Landis Valley Museum and Village, and a guilded tour of Philadelphia are included. Please contact Brenda at 525-4400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Deposits are due in advance.
JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
The Jay Focus Group, a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit, announces the 2015 Jay Focus Group Community Service Scholarship open to an Orleans County high school senior to assist with continued educational costs. One $500 scholarship will be offered per calendar year and requires previous community service involvement. Applicants must attach one reference regarding community involvement/service (not a family member) along with application, and confirmation of acceptance to a continued education school. Application deadline is May 1, 2015. Winner will be announced May 15, 2015. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or at Jay Town Hall during regular business hours. E-mail email@example.com or call Kathy at (802) 988-1115 for more information.
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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 (802) 334-1213 or toll free at (877) 334-1213, or visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3.” Also visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3” for a comprehensive schedule.
AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON
Thursdays at 6 p.m., at the United Church in Craftsbury Common. Discussion.
AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY
Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m., at Newport Church of God, Crawford Road in Derby. If your life is affected because someone you love has an addiction, Al-Anon can help. Offering understanding, support, and a community that understands how you feel.
AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT
Tuesdays at 7:30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish house on Second Street in Newport. Step meeting. Discussion open to anyone interested.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT
Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome. For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS
First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS
Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.
AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT
The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.
BARTON SENIOR CENTER
Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Square dancing each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.; Breakfast Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.; Exercise Classes/Tai Chi 9 a.m.; and Growing Stronger class at 10 a.m.
BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER
Bingo at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242 in Montgomery Center every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. Quickies at 6:30 p.m., regular and special games at 7 p.m. Paper cards. Progressive jackpot, raffles, lunch, freebies, fun for all.
COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT
A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.
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 (802) 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.
DIABETICS, PREDIABETICS & THEIR CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
This support group has been formed in this area and will be held the first Monday of every month in Barton at 5:30 p.m. Bring tips for what works for you and learn other information to make your life easier. Meetings will be monthly and last 1-1/4 hours. For more information, call John at 754-8410 after 5 p.m.
DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.
FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP
Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, in the Community Justice living room. A warm, safe place where women can find support for facing challenges and learn some new strategies for addressing life’s complications and problems. All welcome. No qualifications or criteria.
GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.
“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 (802) 472-5940 or e-mail email@example.com, or Bethany Dunbar at (802) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD
Line dancing will be held at the Westfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. No partner needed and no level of experience required. $5 per person. For information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193 or Connie LaPlume at 744-2484.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT
Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at North Country Hospital library in Newport.
NEK CAMERA CLUB
The NEK Camera Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cobleigh Public Library on Main Street in Lyndonville from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an amateur photography club. For more information, call Casey at 754-2616.
NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.
NEK VERMONT PERMACULTURE GROUP
Craftsbury Public Library, 6–7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Short educational presentations (topics ranging from farming and gardening to ecological design, local and regional community building and water management) followed by questions and answers, brainstorming, and/or networking. All are welcome, free of charge. For more information, e-mail 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. Openings for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, and trombone. 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. (802) 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. (802) 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.
St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. (802) 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at (802) 535-2011 or Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org, or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Big Book study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (802) 673-5621.
PLAYWORLD AND PLAYGROUP IN BARTON
Building Bright Futures PlayWorld and NEKCA Early Head Start Playgroup, every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the COFEC Building in Barton. Ongoing through May 2015. Call 525-6253 for more information.
STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT
The Memphremagog Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at CALLICO, 326 Bluff Road, Newport. All stamp collecting interests are welcome. For more information, call 334-6001.
- ISIDORE’S PARISH BINGO
St. Isidore’s Parish (Route 242, Montgomery Center) Bingo every Friday evening at 6 p.m. Progressive jackpot, lunch, raffle, paper sheets.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Third Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Faith Lighthouse Church on Route 105 in Newport (105 Alderbrook). A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience.
TAI CHI CLASS
A Tai Chi Class (Bagua meditation) will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. Call Marc Bourdelle at 525-1234 for locations and more information.
TAI CHI IN BARTON
Leader Brenda Lowther is teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Thai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. For more information, call 525-4400.
TAI CHI IN GLOVER
Tai Chi with instructor George Mckenzie is held Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, call Darlene at 525-4153 or visit www.grecreation.org.
TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY
TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Barton Public Library. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. For further information, call 525-3685.
TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins, 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call 723-6039 or 723-4922.
VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON
Every first and third Tuesday of each month there will be van service from Westmore to Barton. 10:30 a.m. pickup at the old Town Clerk’s office; 1:30 p.m. return trip to Westmore. Free to residents age 60 or older. For more information, call Mary at 525-4128 or the Area Agency on Aging at 334-2190.
VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON
Every Thursday there is van service to senior meals in Barton. The pickup schedule is as follows: 11:25 a.m., Mountain View Apartments; 11:30 a.m., Congress Court; 11:35 a.m., Monitor Manor; 11:40 a.m., Hillcrest; 11:45 a.m., Memorial Building; 11:50 a.m., Park Street trailer park. For more information, call Brenda Sargent at 525-4400.
WALKING TRAIL AT NCCC
There is a free walking trail in North Country Career Center in Newport. Open when classes are in session, Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 334-5469, extension 3309, for more information.
YOGA IN GLOVER
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Glover Town Hall. Beginners welcome. Under guidance of a certified yoga instructor. $10 per class, 5 classes. $45 sliding scale available. Supports Glover Recreation. For more information and schedule, visit www.moonriseyoga.wix.com/moonriseyoga or call Tina at 626-4759.
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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY
Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Church Street, Barton. Winter hours (December through March): Monday and Friday 1-7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m. For further information, please call the library at 525-6524.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon–5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon–7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For further information, call the library at 626-5475.
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. 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. (802) 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday.
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m. and, during the summer, 7–9 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. (802) 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Open Mondays 2–6 p.m., Tuesdays 1–5 p.m., Wednesdays 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.–2 p.m., closed Saturdays & Sundays. Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.
- 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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A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 424-1414. www.theartfuleye.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Open Sunday by chance. Come explore 4,500 sq. ft. of locally crafted fine art and artisan craft.
BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY
At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Plowing Old Ground. For more information, visit www.VermontArtHouse.org/openings or call 586-2200.
CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge.
COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY
1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.
CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.
FAIRBANKS MUSEUM GALLERY
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m.; and Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
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. “Vermont – A Personal Viewpoint” on display until June 3.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. (802) 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Call for hours. Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: the Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Winter 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.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT
Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. (802) 533-2045 or email@example.com.
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)
56 Church Street in Newport Center. (802) 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.
NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY
194 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)
430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is closed for the season. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. Paintings and collages by Susan Goodby on display until April 13. Free and open every day.
Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton will exhibit paintings of Vermont by Judy Lowry and new photographs by Sophia Cannizzaro through April 27. Open every day except Tuesdays.
P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY
3802 Lake Road, Newport Center. First exhibition in Iceland and then in many other places. Five trips to Alaska and all places in between, three to Newfoundland, also Egypt and Virgin Islands. Acrylics, watercolors, mixed mediums. Realistic to inspirational. Book: Traveling with Wildflowers from Newfoundland to Alaska. Please call 334-2685 to be sure not to miss the artist.
ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY
287 East Main Street, Newport. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Featuring wood carvings by Al Diem, scenic and nature photography by Robert Lyons and Gustav Verderber, Bella Doni Pottery, Edgewater Jewelry, original art by John Rowe, Elry Maze, Deb Cowan, Pat Lipinsky.
- JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.
THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER
Located behind 316 Main Street across from Family Dollar in Downtown Newport. (802) 323-7759. “Painting Thursdays with Mary” from 2-4 p.m. most Thursdays. Learn watercolors with Mary Brenner or bring your own work, share skills and conversation. Call first to make sure class will be held. Free of charge. Peace and Justice Poster Show – All posters $25 and feature themes of social/environmental justice.
THE ART HOUSE GALLERY
THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY
Hardwick Inn, 4 South Main Street, Hardwick. Susan Calza paintings and hangings through April 26. 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: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. NEW EXHIBIT: “Get out of this one: Broken snow removal devices of the NEK,” open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of May. Open to the public but space is unheated so dress warmly.
WHITE WATER GALLERY
5 River Street by the bridge, East Hardwick Village. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Watergate at 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.
WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)
P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. (802) 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.
YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY
240 A Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec. (819) 876-2282. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the heart of Rock Island in the historical Ye Olde Blacksmith overlooking the Tomifobia River. This historical blacksmith shop is now a cozy gallery featuring a variety of works from numerous local artists.