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

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

 

REPORT ON THE BARTON HYDRO FEASIBILITY STUDY

On Wednesday, May 6, at 6 p.m., Barton Villagers and interested members of the public are invited to the Report on the Barton Hydro Feasibility Study. Consultant Jay Boeri will present his report and conclusions and answer questions in the basement of the Barton Memorial Building (senior center). A free dinner meal will be served; dessert is potluck and will start at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Ed Helm at 525-3740.

 

DAVID MACAULAY AT GOODRICH LIBRARY

Vermont author and illustrator David Macaulay will talk about the creative process that goes into his acclaimed books in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Life in the Studio,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail carol@goodrichlibrary.org.

 

OSHER LECTURE IN NEWPORT

Art historian Bob Manning will present “Frida Kahlo and the Mexican Muralists” as part of Osher Lecture Wednesday, May 6, at 1 p.m. at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport, second floor. Social hour follows. For more information, e-mail Claire.kuhne@gmail.com.

 

SENIORS MUSIC & LUNCH PROGRAM IN NEWPORT

Now Playing Newport and AARP VT will host a free Seniors Music and Lunch Program on Wednesday, May 6, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Mike Iula, local singer/songwriter, will perform followed by lunch. This is a free program and limited to 50 people. You do not need to be a resident of Newport to attend, but reservations are a must. Call 334-7365 to register and for more information.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 7

 

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE AT ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH

The annual Rummage Sale at the Orleans Federated Church on School Street will be held Thursday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, May 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. On Thursday, everything is sold by the bag for $2, $3, and $5. Friday is bargain day. Fill as many bags (any size) for $1 a bag. Proceeds benefit the Woman’s Society. For more information, call 754-6611.

 

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE AT MOST HOLY TRINITY PARISH HALL IN ORLEANS

A Spring Rummage Sale, hosted by Catholic Financial Life Chapter 395 to benefit the Barton Public Library will be held on Thursday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday, May 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Most Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Orleans. Drop off is Wednesday, May 6.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 8

 

PAGE TO STAGE AT HASKELL OPERA HOUSE

North Country Union High School students original plays, underwritten in part by QNEK Productions and the Haskell Opera House. Held at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, Vermont–Stanstead, Quebec on Friday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.catamountarts.org, www.haskellopera.com, or call (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471.

 

RUMMAGE SALE IN ISLAND POND

The First Congregational Church of Brighton will have their bi-annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Island Pond. There will also be a food sale on Saturday.

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served on Friday, May 8, from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center streets). Menu includes chicken marsala, sautéed egg noodles, tossed salad, homemade bread, green beans, and chocolate cake. 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, MAY 9

 

COMMUNITY JAMBOREE AT HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Everyone is invited to attend a Community Jamboree on Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 4 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.

 

LETTER CARRIERS FOOD DRIVE

Saturday, May 9, is the National Association of Letter Carrier’s Food Drive, to benefit local food shelves. Place nonperishable food items in a bag near your mailbox for letter carriers to pick up for delivery to local food shelves, or deliver to your local post office. For more information, visit www.gmunitedway.org.

 

LEARN HOW TO USE A CHAINSAW AT NORTHWOODS

In this multi-level training program, expert instructors from Northeast Woodland Training will teach the fundamentals of safe chainsaw use, precision tree felling, and equipment care. Whether you run a saw everyday or have never used one, “Game of Logging, Levels 1 & 2” will help you become safer and more confident in the woods. Held at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (level 1) and on Sunday, May 10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (level 2). Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Cost is $170 per level. For more information or to sign up, call Sam at 723-6551, extension 302, or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

“DOWNTON ABBEY” TEA AT GOODRICH LIBRARY

The Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport invites the public to its popular “Downton Abbey” Tea Party on Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. Helene Lang will enact “Beatrix Potter Revisited.” Delicious food, guest speaker, and lots of tea. Period dress encouraged but not required. The event is free but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Stop in or call 334-7902 to register. The library is handicapped accessible.

 

BENEFIT BINGO IN CHARLESTON

The Charleston Elementary School’s eighth grade class will be hosting a Bingo to benefit their class trip to NYC. It will be held on Saturday, May 9, at 5 p.m. at the Charleston Elementary School in West Charleston. Many prizes donated by area businesses. Grand prize is an Ethan Allen end table or a gift certificate to the Trapp Family Lodge. There will be a 50-50 raffle and food and drinks will be available for sale.

 

ART, PLANT & CRAFT FAIR AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold an Art, Plant, and Craft Fair on Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring exclusively handmade and locally sourced Vermont products including woodcrafts, paintings, maple products, plant starts, jewelry, pottery, baked goods, and more. Come browse and pick up a handcrafted gift for Mother’s Day. For more information, call 723-6551 or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

CHARITY YARD SALE DERBY

A charity yard sale will be held on the lawn of Kinney Drugs in Derby on Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Rain date is Saturday, May 16.

 

LES MISERABLES IN ORLEANS

An encore performance of Les Miserables, the musical Broadway sensation, will be performed by Vermont Family Theatre inside the theater at the Orleans Municipal Building on Saturday, May 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and can be bought or reserved online at vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by phone at 754-2187, or purchase tickets at the door. The show is rated PG-13 and the theater is handicapped accessible.

 

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS: FOR LATE STAGE CAREGIVERS

Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at Vermont Interactive Television sites around the state. Locally there is a VIT site in Newport. This program is free but pre-registration is required. For more information and/or to pre-register, call 1-800-272-3900. To find a VIT site, visit http://www.vitlink.org/location.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Vendors are wanted (veggies, maple syrup, eggs, prepared foods, etc.) and musicians for Newport’s Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays or Saturdays, or both, starting May 9. For more information, call (802) 274-8206.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 10

 

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST IN IRASBURG

Boy Scout Troop 804 will host its 18th annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 10, at the Irasburg Town Hall. Menu includes homemade buttermilk pancakes, real VT maple syrup, freshly scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon and sausage, fresh fruit, homemade muffins, toast, and an assortment of juices and coffee.

 

GLOVER JAM SESSION

There will be a Glover Jam Session on Sunday, May 10, at the Glover Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. to benefit the Glover Community Church.

 

QUINTESSENTIAL CLASSICALS VII AT HASKELL OPERA HOUSE

An afternoon of song and dance. A benefit for the Haskell Free Library. Underwritten in part by QNEK Productions and Ballet Arts. Held at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, Vermont–Stanstead, Quebec on Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.catamountarts.org, www.haskellopera.com, or call (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471.

 

MOTHER’S DAY HORSE/PONY PULL IN BARTON

The Northeast Kingdom Pulling Association will hold a Mother’s Day Pull at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton on Sunday, May 10, with gates opening at 7:30 a.m., scales opening at 8 a.m., and pull starts at 10 a.m. Gate fee is $5, free for children 12 and under. A veterinarian will be on the grounds for rabies and coggins offered for all equine free of charge and all are welcome. For more information, call Harvey Lyon at (802) 917-1371.

 

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST BUFFET AT ELKS

A Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet will be held Sunday, May 10, from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Newport Elks Lodge #2155 on Route 5 in Derby. Menu includes ham, bacon, sausage, eggs (scrambled or fried), muffins, doughnuts, French toast, home fries, juice (apple, orange, cranberry), coffee and tea. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children eight and under. Open to the public but reservations are appreciated. Call Eric Barrup at 752-6477 or Frances Dewing at 754-2237 to reserve. Paid up Elks members may bring one mother of choice.

 

MONDAY, MAY 11

 

DEMENTIA COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP IN NEWPORT

Learn cues to better communicate with a person with dementia on Monday, May 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the meeting room of North Country Hospital with Nancy Oakes, coordinator of the Family Caregiver Support Program at the Area Agency on Aging, and Pam Smith, Family Support Specialist. A suggested $10 donation is asked to help defray the costs associated with presenting the program, but not required for participation. Please call Nancy Oakes or Pam Smith at 1-800-642-5119 to reserve a seat.

 

NVDA LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST IN NEWPORT

Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) will hold a Legislative Breakfast at the East Side Restaurant on Monday, May 11, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Continental breakfast available for $5 per person. For more information, call (802) 334-5861.

 

SPRING GROW IT! GARDEN LEADER WORKSHOP

Vermont Community Garden Network, in partnership with Charlie Nardozzi, is bringing the Grow It! Workshop to St. Johnsbury on Monday, May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Visit www.vcgn.org or call (802) 861-4769 to register for the workshop and for more details on this opportunity to learn and connect with fellow community and school garden leaders. Cost is $30 and includes a hearty snack.

 

NEWPORT AFTER 5 CLUB GUEST DINNER MEETING

The Newport After 5 Club’s annual guest night dinner meeting will be held Monday, May 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Side Restaurant in Newport. This meeting will include a special feature, musical selections, and visiting speaker. For more information, call (802) 274-2594, 334-1286, 873-3097, or 754-6358. Please make reservations by Thursday, May 7.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 12

 

ONERTA MEETING IN NEWPORT

The first meeting of the Orleans Northern Essex Retired Teachers’ Association (ONERTA) will meet on Tuesday, May 12, at the East Side Restaurant in Newport. Registration is at 11:15 a.m. with the business meeting to follow. There is a charge for the meal at 12:15 p.m. The program for this month will be a musical presentation by the United Christian Academy Bell Choir. All retired educators and those who served in related fields in the school are invited to attend. If you are not contacted by phone to make a reservation for the meal, please call Elsie Ladue at 334-2494 by Thursday, May 7, to do so.

 

MEDICARE BOOTCAMP IN NEWPORT

On Tuesday, May 12, from 9 to 11 a.m., there will be a workshop for those new to Medicare (individuals approaching the age of 65 or who have become disabled on a long-term basis). Individuals working the health care field are also invited to attend. The workshop will be held in the top floor State Conference Room at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport. Pre-registration is required and reservations can be made by calling Pat or Andrea at the Area Agency on Aging at (802) 748-5182 or via the Senior HelpLine at (800) 642-5119.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13

 

THE NOURISHING HOMESTEAD GARDEN LECTURE

The NEK Chapter of the UVM Extension Master Gardeners is hosting a presentation by author Ben Hewitt on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Newport Natural Café on Main Street in Newport. Mr. Hewitt will discuss his latest book, The Nourishing Homestead.

 

LOWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

The Lowell Historical Society will have its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lowell Town Offices on Route 100. Agenda includes discussing plans for the year. All are welcome. For more information, call Sam Thurston at 744-6859.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14

 

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FRIDAY, MAY 15

 

CATAMOUNT COFFEEHOUSE WITH SUSAN TRUMP

Susan Trump, from eastern New York state, will perform Americana and uplifting songs accompanied by the guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer at Catamount Coffeehouse, located at Catamount Arts Center’s Cabaret Room in St. Johnsbury, on Friday, May 15, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Ms. Trump’s gentle voice, story songs, and sense of humor add a fresh touch to her performances. Admission is by donation. For more information, call Julie Sturm at (802) 626-3145 or e-mail sturmvt@gmail.com.

 

VERMONT COVERTS: WILDLIFE AND FOREST MANAGEMENT

Statewide conservation organization Vermont Coverts is devoted to demonstrating that well-planned forest management can enhance wildlife and timber benefits. NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will host the engaging and informative spring training, open to landowners with an interest in wildlife conservation and forest stewardship on their properties and in their communities. Held on Friday through Sunday, May 15 through 17, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Apply at www.vtcoverts.org or contact Lisa at (802) 877-2777 or lisa@vtcoverts.org. Cost is free, but there is a $100 refundable deposit required to hold spot.

 

WORD!CRAFT – EXPERIMENTAL ART RHYMES IN CRAFTSBURY

WORD!CRAFT – Experimental Art Rhymes, a traveling, monthly, participatory, spoken word/hip hop event for all ages will take place on Friday, May 15, at 7 p.m. at The Art House in the Masonic Hall on 34 South Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury. Doors open and sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. This is a substance free event. This month’s theme is “Growing,” so whatever that means to you, bring it in written and/or improvised verse. You can also just come to listen and support lyrical artists. Suggested donation of $5 per person at the door. No one turned away due to a lack of funds. For more information, call Jeffrey Ellis at (802) 755-6336 or e-mail mcmycelium74@gmail.com

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served on Friday, May 8, 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, MAY 16

 

WOOD AND BELSHER AT HASKELL OPERA HOUSE

Back by popular demand! Wood and Belsher will perform an evening of maritime tunes, songs, and fun at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, Vermont–Stanstead, Quebec on Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, call (802) 873-3022 (ext. 205) or (819) 876-2471 (ext. 205), or visit www.catamountarts.org.

 

COMMUNITY SHRED DAY IN NEWPORT

Passumpsic Savings Bank will hold a Community Shred Day on Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Newport, VT and Littleton, NH sites. Open to everyone. Protect your identity and your personal information. Bring sensitive documents and papers to their free shredding services.

 

MOUNTAIN DULCIMER FESTIVAL IN ST. JOHNSBURY

The second annual Mountain Dulcimer Festival, sponsored by Kingdom Mountain Dulcimers, will be held Saturday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. Featuring Susan Trump, well-known entertainer and instructor. For more information, call (802) 274-3408 or e-mail juliesturmvt@gmail.com. Pre-registration strongly encouraged.

 

BORDER BOARD GAMES

Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, May 16, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall in Derby Line. All games are gladly taught to newcomers. For more information, find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/borderboardgames/ or call (802) 873-3028 or myersbethany@hotmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 17

 

THE HISTORY OF LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG

Learn about the history of Lake Memphremagog at a talk by Alan Yale of Derby on Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the Derby Historical Society Museum, located next door to North Country Union Junior High School on Main Street in Derby. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call Bill Gardyne at (802) 766-5324, Allen Yale at (802) 766-5159, or Scott Wheeler at (802) 334-5920.

 

ORLEANS AMERICAN LEGION SUNDAY BREAKFAST

The Orleans American Legion Post 23 will host a Sunday breakfast on Sunday, May 17, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Post home, located at the end of the East Street extension in Orleans Village. The public is invited and there is a small fee. Please call (802) 754-6540 or visit www.orleansvermontpost23.org for information and directions.

 

AN AFTERNOON OF FOLK MUSIC IN LYNDONVILLE

On Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m., Beth El Synagogue in St. Johnsbury will present An Afternoon of Folk Music featuring singer, songwriter, guitarist, and storyteller Hanita Blair fro Syracuse, New York. Special guest violinist Jason Bergman from Barnet. Concert will be held at Riverside School, 30 Lily Pond Road, in Lyndonville. Refreshments will follow concert. For more information, call (802) 748-5683 or e-mail admin@congregationbeth-el.org. No charge for this event.

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN WEST BURKE

A Country Acoustic Jam will be held on Sunday, May 17, at the Burke Community Building in West Burke, to benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site. Everyone with musical or singing talents are encouraged to participate. Come to listen or join in. $3 donation at the door. Door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. Snacks and beverages available for sale. For more information, call Therese Stone at (802) 525-3412 or the Senior Meal Site at (802) 467-3423, or the Town Office at (802) 467-3717.

 

TURKEY DINNER IN NORTH TROY

A Turkey Dinner with homemade pie will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Pleasant Street in North Troy on Sunday, May 17, from 11:30 a.m. until all are served. Cost is $9.75 for adults, $5.50 for kids ages five to 12, or $32 maximum for immediate family. For more information, call (802) 988-2560.

 

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE FARMERS’ MARKET

Westmore is looking for vendors for its Farmers’ Market starting June 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. and every Monday through August 24 (and also on Westmore Day, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Call Mark at 754-6585 or Betty at 525-6613 for more information.

 

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 (802) 744-6664.

 

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 lowtherbrenda@gmx.com for more information. Deposits are due in advance.

 

RHONDA LIBBY MEMORIAL TRAIL RIDE

The fifth annual Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride will be held Saturday, June 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Lesa Johnson’s field in Sutton. This is a four-hour trail ride by horseback. $25 registration fee includes lunch and benefits local animal rescue groups. Non-riders can make a donation or pledge someone who is riding. Pre-register by June 18 by calling Connie at 525-4003, Deb Libby at 754-2587, Lesa Johnson at 427-3031, Pam White at 754-8416, or Wayne Libby at 754-2139. Free T-shirt or tank top to all who get $25 or more in pledges (in addition to the registration fee).

 

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.

 

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 (802) 586-7711.

 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR JAY SUMMER FEST

Vendors are needed for the eighth annual Jay Summer Fest on Saturday, August 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artists, crafts, flea market, businesses, animals, info tables. $25 for 12’x12’ area. For more information and to register, visit www.jayvt.com. Only 65 spots. No longer accepting jewelry or wood products. Looking for unique vendors. Food vendors: 1 spot open for a dessert vendor. No charge for nonprofits. Call Peggy at (802) 343-5687. A Jay Focus Group event.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Serving Orleans County for over 40 years, the Newport Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from May 9 until October 17, and every Wednesday from June 3 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 (802) 274-8206.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

Northeast Kingdom Learning Services Community Education Center on 1 Main Street in Newport offers GED preparation and GED testing, High School Completion Plans for teens (16 years and older) and adults, preparation for standardized tests such as the AccuPlacer for CCV or the ParaPro for public school teaching; basic computer skills instruction; academic skills assessment in reading, writing and math; and instructions in most academic disciplines. All adult education services are free of charge to the student. The tutorial program offers tutoring services at an hourly rate for grades K-12. The adult learning center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tutorial services K-12 are scheduled by appointment. For more information, call 334-2839.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

AA meetings are held in Newport, St. Johnsbury, and most towns in the Northeast Kingdom. For detailed information call AA at (802) 334-1213 or toll free at (877) 334-1213, or visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3.” Also visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3” for a comprehensive schedule.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

Thursdays at 6 p.m., at the United Church in Craftsbury Common. Discussion.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m., at Newport Church of God, Crawford Road in Derby. If your life is affected because someone you love has an addiction, Al-Anon can help. Offering understanding, support, and a community that understands how you feel.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

Tuesdays at 7:30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish house on Second Street in Newport. Step meeting. Discussion open to anyone interested.

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT

Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome. For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail suzi_dix@sympatico.ca.

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Square dancing each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.; Breakfast Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.; Exercise Classes/Tai Chi 9 a.m.; and Growing Stronger class at 10 a.m.

 

BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER

Bingo at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242 in Montgomery Center every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. Quickies at 6:30 p.m., regular and special games at 7 p.m. Paper cards. Progressive jackpot, raffles, lunch, freebies, fun for all.

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

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 ruby.dalebrown@gmail.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 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.

 

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 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. (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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

        100 Church Street, Barton. Winter hours (December through March): Monday and Friday 1-7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m. For further information, please call the library at 525-6524.

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

        70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon–5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon–7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For further information, call the library at 626-5475.

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. craftsburylibrary@gmail.com. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Board of Trustees meetings: Meetings quarterly; call for dates. Book discussion groups: Third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Preschool story hour: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Chess Club: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. 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 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. (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.

 

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. “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. 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. “Recycle Into Spring!” A new exhibit of works created with recyclables, plastics, paper, trash and ingenuity, on show till June 12. Work also includes Faces of Re-use masks created by students using trash. 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.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

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

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

        109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. info@oldstonehousemuseum.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is closed for the season. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. New paintings by Maggie Neale on display until June 1.

 

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.

 

P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY

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

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

287 East Main Street, Newport. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Featuring wood carvings by Al Diem, scenic and nature photography by Robert Lyons and Gustav Verderber, Bella Doni Pottery, Edgewater Jewelry, original art by John Rowe, Elry Maze, Deb Cowan, Pat Lipinsky.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

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

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

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

 

THE 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: (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.

 

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