Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 27

 

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THURSDAY, MAY 28

 

SPRING CARNIVAL IN NEWPORT

Newport’s Spring Carnival will be held at Gardner Park in Newport from Thursday, May 28, through Sunday, May 31. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.

 

FAMILY AND FRIEND FUN BIKE RIDES IN NEWPORT

Family and Friend Fun Bike Rides will be held every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. starting in the parking lot of North Country Hospital in Newport. Gentle, at-your-own-pace rides, three miles round trip. Please bring a snack and drink as there is a half-way stop at John’s River before returning. Perfect for families or those who are new to biking and want to enjoy new friends and beautiful scenery. FREE but helmets are required to participate. Sponsored by North Country Hospital and The Village Bike Shop. For more information, contact Beth Barnes at bbarnes@nchsi.org or call (802) 334-3210, extension 351.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 29

 

SPRING HAM DINNER IN MORGAN

The Morgan Historical Society will hold a Spring Ham Dinner on Friday, May 29, at 6 p.m. at the Morgan Community House for $10 per person. Menu includes ham, baked beans, coleslaw, corn bread, and gingerbread. Proceeds benefit the historical society. For more information, call (802) 723-5907.

 

NORTHSONG SPRING CONCERTS

Northsong, the Newport-based chamber choir directed by Anne K. Hamilton, with Vivian Spates, accompianist, performs a variety of fine choral selections from sacred texts to folksongs at this year’s Spring Concert, Song Takes Wind, on Friday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton United Church and Sunday, May 31, at 4 p.m. at the Newport United Church. $5 donation. For details, see www.northsong.org or call (802) 895-4942.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 30

 

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH IN BARTON

The Barton United Church will host a Free Community Lunch on Saturday, May 30, at noon. Soup, bread, and fruit. All are welcome.

 

CHURCH YARD SALE IN IRASBURG

The Irasburg United Church will hold a large yard sale on Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Route 14 in Irasburg, across from the Common. Some great bargains with proceeds benefitting the church.

 

LR JAZZ BAND PERFORMING IN NEWPORT

The Now Playing Newport Music Series presents, for their second year, a great night of jazz favorites with the Lake Region High School Jazz Band under the direction of Dr. Sara Doncaster on Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Free but donations appreciated to benefit the LR Music Department. Light refreshments.

 

PLANT SWAP IN EAST HARDWICK

A Plant Swap will be held Saturday, May 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Caledonia Grange #9 at 88 East Church Street in East Hardwick. The Swap Sisters will be on the lawn with plants to share. Everyone is welcome to take some plants home. If you have extra plants to bring along, please make sure they are labeled and disease free. All types of plants are welcome, from annual vegetable and flower starts to perennial flowers, fruits and tubers. Stick around for the Children’s Parade starting at 11 a.m. with festivities to follow. For more information, e-mail swapsisters@gmail.com or call (802) 755-6336.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 31

 

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE

Dances of Universal Peace will be held on Sunday, May 31, in the hall at the First Parish Universalist Church in Derby Line, across from the Irving gas station, at 2 p.m. No experience necessary. For more information, call Heather at (802) 895-4341.

 

HORSE & PONY PULLING IN BARTON

        The Northeast Kingdom Pony Pulling Association will hold a Horse and Pony Pull at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton on Sunday, May 31. For more information, contact Harvey Lyon at (802) 917-1371.

 

“DUST” EXHIBIT AT MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover announces the opening of its new exhibit, “Dust,” on Sunday, May 31, from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.museumofeverydaylife.org or call Clare Dolan at (802) 626-4409.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 1

 

FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT

There will be a free CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street in Newport on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 1, 2, and 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. These classes are being held to prepare people for the CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would like to drive bus as well. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, call (802) 334-2839.

 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE IN TROY

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, June 1 at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Pleasant Street in Troy from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 2

 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE IN NEWPORT

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, June 2, at the Newport Municipal Building on Main Street in Newport from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE VOLUNTEER TEA

On Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m., anyone interested in volunteering at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington is invited to come to the Brownington Grange Hall (formerly the Orleans County Grammar School) for tea and to meet the volunteers and staff who work to preserve the Old Stone House Museum and tell the story of Orleans County history through collections and programs. Learn about volunteer opportunities for tour guides, gardeners, collections care, and educational programs. Call the museum at (802) 754-2022 for more information. At the tea, there will be a presentation on the project to “Bring the Grammar School Home,” with a tour of the building, and discussion on what the building could be used for after it is moved back to the foot of Prospect Hill, where it was built in 1823. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3

 

NCUJHS PLANS “INTERNATIONAL” SPRING CONCERT

The NCUJHS Music Department is making final preparations for spring performances. The chorus, concert band, festival chorus, and jazz band will give their annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in the North Country Junior High School auditorium in Derby. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy. For more information, e-mail peter.storrings@ncsuvt.org.

 

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS NIGHT AT NCUHS

There will be a Senior Scholarship Awards Night on Wednesday, June 3, at 6 p.m. in the North Country Union High School Auditorium to recognize the NCUHS graduates receiving local scholarships. For more information, call Maureen at (802) 334-7921, extension 3021.

 

GETTING STARTED IN THE GARDEN AT OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM

Help start an heirloom kitchen garden while learning about the best seeds to use for your garden, seed starting, companion planting and garden preparation on Wednesday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. There will also be an introduction to the Orleans County Seed Library and how to become involved. Please pre-register or drop in, donations welcome. Call (802) 754-2022, or e-mail edassistant@oldstonehousemuseum.org, or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

DOWSERS CONVENTION ON LYNDON

The American Society of Dowers will be holding their annual convention at Lyndon State College June 3 through 8. For more information, e-mail sarita@jaypeakskiing.com.

 

FIRST WEDNESDAYS TALK IN ST. J WITH FORMER IRANIAN AMBASSADOR

The Vermont Humanities Council will present a First Wednesday talk with former Iranian Ambassador to the UN, Mansour Farhang, on Wednesday, June 3, at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum at 7 p.m. For more information, contact (802) 262-2626 or info@vermonthumanities.org, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org. Free, accessible, and open to the public.

 

DARTMOUTH PROFESSOR REFLECTS ON CAREER OF E.B. WHITE

Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine will share excerpts of the work of beloved author E.B. White in a talk at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. A free lecture presented by the Vermont Humanities Council. For more information, call the library at (802) 334-7902, or the Vermont Humanities Council at (802) 262-2626 or e-mail info@vermonthumanities.org, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 4

 

SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP ON HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

A small business workshop on human resources management, identifying your personnel needs and developing job descriptions will be held on Thursday, June 4, at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick. Free and open to the public. Pre-register at vtsbdc.org on the training page.

 

“WHEN COTTON WASN’T KING” WORKSHOP IN GREENSBORO

Jodi Lew-Smith, author of The Clever Mill-Horse, a novel about a young woman who invents a machine that processes flax into fiber, will lead a workshop on Thursday, June 4, at 7 p.m. at the Greensboro Free Library. Ms. Lew-Smith will talk about how raw flax turns into fine linen. For more information, call the library at (802) 533-2531.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 5

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served on Friday, April 17, from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center streets). Meal includes roast pork with gravy, mashed potatoes, tossed salad, carrots and broccoli, homemade bread and apple crumb for dessert. 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.

 

MUSE-ICAL HARVEST III – SUCH SHORT LITTLE LIVES

MAC Center for the Arts presents Muse-ical Harvest III – Such Short Little Lives, poems, songs, and stories about our animal friends and companions on Friday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport. For more information or tickets, call (802) 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 6

 

BIG RIG DAY IN BARTON

Big Rig Day, sponsored by the Barton Parents Club, will be held at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine. Bring the whole family to come check out all the big rigs, such as a school bus, trucks, construction equipment, race cars, and more! Climb in, climb on, and pretend to drive! There will also be food, beverages, and souvenirs available. All proceeds benefit the Barton Parents Club. Admission is $3 per person, and free for those under two. For more information, call Linsay at (802) 525-4371.

 

LAST KID PICKED BENEFIT CONCERT AT ELKS

Last Kid Picked will play at the Newport Elks Lodge in Derby on Saturday, June 6, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Cost is $10 for paid-up Elks members or $15 for nonmembers. Proceeds benefit Elks charities. Must be 21 or older (ID required.) Cash bar. Band will also play at the lodge on August 7, September 26, October 30, and December 31. Contact Eric Barrup at (802) 752-6477 or Frances Dewing at (802) 754-2237 for more information.

 

BETTER BONES MEETING & GUEST SPEAKER

Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, a National Osteoporosis Foundation education and support group, is pleased to welcome Bone Builders’ instructor, Monica Heath, as their guest speaker on Saturday, June 6, at 1 p.m. in the Commmunity Room of the Community National Bank in Derby. Following an introductory presentation, Ms. Heath will lead the group with an introductory Bone Builders exercise class. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register or for more information, visit www.betterbonesnek.org or call Mary King at (802) 535-2011.

 

GROW YOUR OWN BBQ & BLOCK PARTY IN HARDWICK

The “Grown Your Own” barbecue block party will take place on Saturday, June 6, at Atkins Field in Hardwick from 1 to 5 p.m Live music, potluck BBQ, and bring lawn games. Please RSVP to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry Coordinator Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 by June 4.

 

ANNUAL PLANT SALE IN DERBY

The Four Seasons Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Lodge parking lot on Route 5 in Derby. Proceeds benefit community projects and school programs.

 

FASCAR IN IRASBURG

If you are between the ages of two and 102, like to play with Matchbox cars, and you like to have races, then this is the event for you! Gather five of your best Matchbox cars and bring them to the FASCAR event at New Hope Bible Church of Irasburg (River of Life) and have some racing run and some delicious treats. There are qualification trials, then different races with many chances to earn the grand prize. Held on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call Kelly Turgeon at (802) 323-9314 or e-mail misskatie98@yahoo.com.

 

BARBECUE BLOCK PARTY IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own will have a barbecue block party at Atkins Field in Hardwick on Saturday, June 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. This will be potluck, with live music. Please RSVP by calling the Hardwick Area Food Pantry Coordinator Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 by June 4. For more information, visit www.hardwickagriculture.org or call Bethany Dunbar at (802) 472-5362, extension 214.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 7

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

The Bread and Puppet Museum on Route 122 in Glover will hold a Museum Open House on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. Bread and Puppet show in the Paper Mache Cathedral at 4 p.m. (802) 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org.

 

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JAY VILLAGE INN SWIM LESSONS

Register now for the 2015 Jay Village Inn Swim Lessons which will be held Monday through Friday, June 29 through July 10. Levels 1 & 3 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. or 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., and Level 2 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Limited space available on a first-come, first serve basis. Call Sally Rivard at 988-4786 to register or for more information.

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATER SUMMER CAMPS

Vermont Family Theatre presents its schedule for our 18th season of summer camp. Camps are one of the best values in the area. Performance are held with each camp. This year’s dates & locations are: June 22-26, Peoples Academy, Morrisville, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Alice in Wonderland for ages 6-16. Focus: acting, singing, dance, stagecraft. June 29-July 2, Irasburg Town Hall, Irasburg, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fairytale Theatre Camp for ages 4-9. Singing, movement, stagecraft, acting for beginners. June 6-10, Irasburg Town Hall, Irasburg, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Improv Camp for ages 7 -12. Focus on acting, including Improv, stage combat, Improv dance. July 13-17, Newport/Derby, Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church on the Quarry Road, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Alice in Wonderland for ages 6-16. Focus: acting, singing, dance, & stagecraft. July 20-24, Irasburg Town Hall, Irasburg, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Peter Pan  ages 6-16. All skill levels. Focus on acting, movement, stage combat, stage craft. July 27-July 31, Orleans Municipal Building, Orleans, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Treasure Island for ages 6-13. All skill levels including acting, stage combat, dance, singing, and stage craft. Aug. 3-14, Orleans Municipal Building, Orleans, Week 1: times TBD. Auditions, blocking & choreography. Week 2, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. (performance run-thru.) This camp is called Apprentice Camp Week and it is for campers who have previously completed other camps with VFT and have reached advanced (in at least one area) status from the director. Complete details can be found on the website www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by calling VFT at 754-2187 in the evenings.

 

LOWELL WIND FARM TOURS

Green Mountain Power is offering free public tours of the 21 turbine Kingdom Community Wind Project in Lowell during June, July and August. To register for a tour and view tour dates, visit www.greenmountainpower.com/innovative/wind/windtours or call Gert Tetreault at (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).

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE 5K FUN RUN/WALK

The Willoughby Lake 5K Fun Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, July 5, to benefit the Westmore Ladies Aid Scholarship Fund. Race begins at 11 a.m. (doors open at 9 a.m. at the Westmore Community Hall). Call (802) 525-3689 to pre-register and for more information.

 

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 NEWPORT’S AQUAFEST

Vendors are needed for the Aquafest Waterfront Festival on Saturday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Lake Memphremagog in Newport. Artists, crafters, farmers’ markets, businesses, and entertainment needed. Reserve a 20’x15’ space with (110V) electric hookup today. Bring your own tent, table, and chairs. To register, contact Lynne Bertrand at (802) 334-7782 or e-mail director@vtnorthcountry.org.

 

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

 

BURKE FARMERS’ MARKET

The Burke Farmers’ Market starts June 3 and will happen every Wednesday through September from 3 to 6 p.m. on the green at the East Burke Community Library/Burke Mountain Club along Route 114 in East Burke Village. Vendors include Wilder Farm, Auntie Dee Dee’s Homemade Baked Goods, 802 Fresh Food Truck, Asian Homestyle Cooking, Long Branch Wooden Bowls, Crooked Mile Cheese, Scoby Juice Kombucha and many more. For more information, call the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce at (802) 626-4124 or e-mail burkechamber@burkevermont.com.

 

HARDWICK FARMERS’ MARKET

Open for the season. Live music. Open Fridays through October from 3 to 6 p.m. at Atkins Field on Granite Street in Hardwick. For more information, contact Bethany at Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.

 

JAY VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET

Opening Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Jay, in the field next to the Jay Country Store. Open every Saturday through Columbus Day Weekend. Vendors wanted for local foods and crafts! Call Wilma at (802) 988-2521 or Maria at (802) 895-4869.

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Serving Orleans County for over 40 years, the Newport Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday until October 17, and every Wednesday 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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER

Route 122, Glover. Suggested donation: $10, no one turned away. (802) 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org. June 13–August 29 and September 12 & 19, evening performances, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. The Underneath The Above Shows.

The Overtakelessness Circus and Pageant with Comet’s Passage Over Reality Passion Play, July 12 through August 30. Outdoor performance for all ages, in the Circus Field. Side Shows and Ding Dongs start at 2 p.m. Circus follows at 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. (802) 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org.

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

FAMILY AND FRIEND FUN BIKE RIDES IN NEWPORT

Family and Friend Fun Bike Rides will be held every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. starting in the parking lot of North Country Hospital in Newport. Gentle, at-your-own-pace rides, three miles round trip. Please bring a snack and drink as there is a half-way stop at John’s River before returning. Perfect for families or those who are new to biking and want to enjoy new friends and beautiful scenery. FREE but helmets are required to participate. Sponsored by North Country Hospital and The Village Bike Shop. For more information, contact Beth Barnes at bbarnes@nchsi.org or call (802) 334-3210, extension 351.

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, in the Community Justice living room. A warm, safe place where women can find support for facing challenges and learn some new strategies for addressing life’s complications and problems. All welcome. No qualifications or criteria.

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own (GYO) gatherings will be held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except for July when it will be the second Saturday) and will include a shared meal. Topics for 2015 include: leftovers and efficiency in using food; container gardening; wild edibles; barbecue block party; home composting; making pickles and jam; holiday treats and holiday planning; medicinal kitchen; and bulk foods and shopping healthier to save money. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at (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.

 

SHAPE NOTE SINGS AT BREAD AND PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold Shape Note Sings on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., July 7 through August 25. (802) 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org.

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport holds a free Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

The Memphremagog Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at CALLICO, 326 Bluff Road, Newport. All stamp collecting interests are welcome. For more information, call 334-6001.

 

  1. ISIDORE’S PARISH BINGO

St. Isidore’s Parish (Route 242, Montgomery Center) Bingo every Friday evening at 6 p.m. Progressive jackpot, lunch, raffle, paper sheets.

 

SUMMER MEALS FOR CHILDREN IN NEWPORT

North Country Hospital is again participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. The program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Meals are available to all children 18 years of age or younger during summer programs at Newport City Elementary School, the Early Childhood Program, NEKCA Teen Center, Dailey Memorial Library, Northeast Kingdom Human Services, St. Edward’s Preschool and Derby Elementary School. For more information, call NCH Food Service Director, Steven Gadapee, at (802) 334-3288.

 

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 from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail tomblusa@hotmail.com.

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

Every first and third Tuesday of each month there will be van service from Westmore to Barton. 10:30 a.m. pickup at the old Town Clerk’s office; 1:30 p.m. return trip to Westmore. Free to residents age 60 or older. For more information, call Mary at 525-4128 or the Area Agency on Aging at 334-2190.

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

Every Thursday there is van service to senior meals in Barton. The pickup schedule is as follows: 11:25 a.m., Mountain View Apartments; 11:30 a.m., Congress Court; 11:35 a.m., Monitor Manor; 11:40 a.m., Hillcrest; 11:45 a.m., Memorial Building; 11:50 a.m., Park Street trailer park. For more information, call Brenda Sargent at 525-4400.

 

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. Open Mondays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Fridays from 1-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For further information, please call the library at 525-6524.

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

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.

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

Route 122, Glover. (802) 525-3031. Open daily through October, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Museum tours at 1 p.m. on Sundays in July and August.

 

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.

 

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

35 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Call Martha at (802) 766-8833 or Allen or Kathleen at (802) 766-5159. Sundays 2-4 p.m. June 1 through October 11.

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM GALLERY

1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m.; and Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Bean Hill Road in Glover, second floor in Municipal Building. www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org. Open by appointment only: Call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051.

 

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members. “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. Paintings by Marjorie Kramer on display from June 2 through 30 in the café.

 

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 open for the season, May 15–October 15, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. 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: “Dust” on display starting Sunday, May 31, with an opening day celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be served. Admission by donation. Self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

5 River Street by the bridge, East Hardwick Village. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Watergate at 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. (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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