Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

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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!

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4

 

LEARN TATTED LACE MAKING IN LYNDONVILLE

Tatting is the technique of making lace by tying knots in thread. Delicate and yet incredibly durable, the art of tatted lace goes back hundreds of years. It is inexpensive to make and fits in your pocket so you can tat anywhere. Classes run from March 4 to May 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and are free to area residents ages 13 and up. There is a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds to benefit the Lyndon Area Food Shelf. Visit LyndonShareAndLearn.com to sign up or call (802) 626-9237 for more information. Sponsored by the Lyndon Center Baptist Church.

 

NEWPORT AUTHOR SHARES HISTORY OF ORLEANS COUNTY TRAINS

Scott Wheeler, publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal, will discuss how rail and roads changed life around Newport in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Trains Come to Orleans County,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 262-1354.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

 

TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY IN GREENSBORO

Libraries all over the country are celebrating Take Your Child to the Library Day on different days and in different ways. Join the Greensboro Free Library on Thursday, March 5, for their regular story time at 10 a.m. for children ages birth to six, and their caretakers. They will have stories, a craft, and fun giveaways. For more information, e-mail greensborokids@gmail.com or call 533-2531.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

 

  1. PAUL’S SCHOOL FAMOUS FISH FRY

It’s time for the eleventh annual St. Paul’s School Famous Fish Fry! A complete meal that includes golden-battered haddock, a baked potato, coleslaw, peas, rolls, and a drink, and a delicious assortment of homemade desserts. Held three Fridays on March 6, March 13, and March 27 at the Barton Memorial Building starting at 5 p.m. Eat in or take out! Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. No phone calls, please. For more information, visit www.stpaulscatholicschool.org/sppa/fish-fry.

 

FREE FAMILY MOVIE & POPCORN NIGHT IN BARTON

The public is invited to a free family movie and popcorn night on Friday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. “Grace Unplugged” is a drama about the teenage daughter of a rock star who’s seeking of her own voice and dream creates conflict and the need for difficult choices in her family. All are welcome. To be held at the Assembly of God Church on Church Street in Barton. Please use side entry. For more information, call 525-9090.

 

UKRAINE TALK, OPEN HOUSE & PIZZA NIGHT AT AGAPE MINISTRIES

Please join Agape Ministries, Inc. of 3214 Creek Road, Irasburg, on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. as they host Slavik and Aloyna, the directors of Nasledie Heritage Foundation in Ukraine. There will be an open house, and pizza night as they share with the community about the work they are doing in their country. For directions or further information, please call Scott or Theresa at 755-9999.

 

CHILI DINNER IN GREENSBORO

The Greensboro Free Library will host a chili dinner to raise funds for library operations. A potluck dinner will be held at the Fellowship Hall at the Greensboro United Church of Christ on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. People of all ages are invited to come and take the chill out of winter by enjoying some chili, both regular and vegetarian, coleslaw, corn bread, and cookies. Cost is by donation. Thanks to the help of Willey’s Store for supplies, and for food supplied by volunteers. For more information, contact the library at 533-2531.

 

STORYKEEPERS FAMILY EVENT IN ALBANY

There will be a Storykeepers Family Event at the Albany Community School on Friday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. Students will presents their final projects and share the historical research that they have done about someone in their family.

 

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). This Friday’s menu consists of lasagna, vegetable medley with broccoli and tomatoes, and cherry pie. 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.

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

 

RELAY FOR LIFE BINGO IN COVENTRY

The seventh annual Relay for Life Bingo at the Coventry Village School will be held Saturday, March 7. Doors open at 9 a.m. and Bingo starts at 10 a.m. Paper cards. Great prizes! Refreshments available. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, call Jaime at 754-6464.

 

“THE LORD OF THE RINGS” MOVIE AT NEW HOPE BIBLE CHURCH IN IRASBURG

“The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring” will be shown at the New Hope Bible Church on Route 14 in Irasburg at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Free to the public. Movie is rated PG-13, and is not a film for young children. Free organic popcorn and healthy beverages will be provided. The church has comfortable seats and an excellent sound system. Come enjoy Tolkien’s masterful legacy of storytelling. For more information, call John at 673-4852.

 

BINGO IN LOWELL

Bingo will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at St. Ignatius Parish Hall in Lowell. Cash prizes to benefit the Lowell eighth grade class trip to Washington, DC. For more information, call Amy at 744-6511.

 

GROW YOUR OWN (GYO) SESSION IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own (GYO) will offer a free session on leftovers and food effiency on Saturday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) on 140 Junction Road in Hardwick. Gatherings are free and open to the public, and children ages six and up are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. A meal is shared at each gathering, and stew is on the menu for March. Space is limited and RSVP is mandatory by calling Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 by March 5. For more information, visit www.hardwickagriculture.org or call Bethany Dunbar at (802) 472-5362 or e-mail Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.

 

PAINTBALL BIATHLON RESCHEDULED

The Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation has rescheduled its “Ski and Shoot” Paintball Biathlon for Saturday, March 7, at 3892 Darling Hill Road in Derby. Youth Biathlon race is at 11 a.m. and adult race is at noon. Cost is $5 youth ($2 for MSTF members) and $10 for adults ($5 for MSTF members), or $20 family registration. Ski rentals available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for $5 youth or $10 adults. For more information, visit www.MSTF.net.

 

FUNDRAISER DINNER IN DERBY

Trail Life USA Troop 16:3 will host a fundraiser dinner on Saturday, March 7, at the Derby Community Church across from the Cow Palace in Derby from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner consists of Rhode Island Dynamites (a mildly spicy sloppy Joe only better), chips, and a drink for $6. There will be a dessert table of pies and assorted sweets by donation. The Troop will spin some vintage vinyl records for your listening pleasure. Call Troopmaster John F. Pellizzari at 487-9260 for more information.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

 

SMALL-SCALE WINTER TIMBER HARVESTING

A Small-scale Winter Timber Harvesting workshop will be held on Sunday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston. See their ongoing timber harvesting with an eye toward ecology forestry. NorthWoods will demonstrate tree felling and log extraction using a tractor and forwarding trailer. Cost is $10. To register, call 723-6551, extension 115, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

WINTER WATER WOODS ART EXHIBIT AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold a closing reception of their Winter Water Woods Art Exhibit on Sunday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. Come enjoy sledding, hot cocoa, tasty treats, and a raffle. Exhibit open every day until then. For more information, visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

CELEBRATED PIANIST TO PERFORM ON CLASSICAL SERIES

Pianist Alon Goldstein will perform on Sunday, March 8, at 3 p.m. at the South Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury, presented by the Northeast Kingdom Classical Series. Tickets are available online or at the door for $18 general admission, $16 for seniors, $6 for students. And, in keeping with a wish to make fine music affordable to everyone, the Series offers a $6 special rate for those on a budget. The church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 748-7135, 748-8012, 626-9204 or visit www.nekclassicalseries.org.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 9

 

NVDA LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST IN NEWPORT

The Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) will host the third of six legislative breakfast events at the East Side Restaurant in Newport on Monday, March 9, from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. Continental breakfast is available for $5 per person. For more information, call the NVDA at 334-5861 or e-mail jkasprzak@nvda.net.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 10

 

CCV ST. JOHNSBURY TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE

Community College of Vermont (CCV) in St. Johnsbury will hold a community open house in early March to showcase new features at its facility. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 10, from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at CCV, 1197 Main Street, in St. Johnsbury. The open house will feature a demonstration of the center’s new video course system technology which allows the St. Johnsbury and Newport centers to share courses virtually. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with CCV President Joyce Judy and visit CCV classes, including VPR Meterologist Mark Breen’s Intro to Astronomy course. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (802) 748-6673.

 

SKIING NATURALIST: SIGNS, TRACKS & HABITATS

Come see the wild side of NorthWoods on skis while looking for signs of animal life as we tour around the trails and through the woods. Bring your own knowledge of tracking and learn from an experienced tracker on spotting clues that help us understand how an animal moves and survives in the winter environment. Appropriate for experienced skiers. Apres-ski, enjoy a homemade hot lunch in the lodge and relax by the fire. Held Tuesday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston. Cost is $15 per person, with lunch and skis included. For more information or to sign up, call 723-6551 or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

MEDICARE BOOT CAMP IN NEWPORT

Do you have questions about Medicare? On Tuesday, March 10, from 9 to 11 a.m., Pat Paine, Health Insurance Information Specialist with the Area Agency of Aging, will offer 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 in the health care field are also invited to attend. The workshop will be held in the top floor conference room at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport. Pre-registration is required. Reservations can be made by calling Pat at the AAA at (802) 748-5182 or the Senior HelpLine at 800-642-5119.

 

POPS CONCERT AT NCUJHS

The North Country Union Junior High School band and chorus are making their final preparations for their annual Pops Concert on Tuesday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the North Country Union Junior High School gym. The concert is given in recognition of Music In Our Schools Month. Admission is free, and everyone is invited to attend and enjoy.

 

DAWN ANDERSON OF VT 911 TO SPEAK IN NEWPORT

The Newport Rotary Club will present speaker Dawn Anderson of VT 911 on Tuesday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Newport. For more information, call 334-0101.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11

 

UVM EXTENSION MASTER GARDENER NEK CHAPTER LECTURE SERIES

The UVM Extension Master Gardner NEK Chapter Lecture Series presents “Riparian Borders” with Lea Szafranski and David Blodgett of the Vermont Natural Resource Conservation District on Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Newport Natural Café on Main Street in Newport. Suggested donation is $5. This presentation will cover the why, what and how of buffers. Why they are needed, what role they play in habitat and water quality and how they are established including some of the plant species use. They will also present some programs that help fund the establishment of buffers. For more information, call Anne at (802) 323-9978.

 

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

 

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FRIDAY, MARCH 13

 

  1. PAUL’S SCHOOL FAMOUS FISH FRY

It’s time for the eleventh annual St. Paul’s School Famous Fish Fry! A complete meal that includes golden-battered haddock, a baked potato, coleslaw, peas, rolls, and a drink, and a delicious assortment of homemade desserts. Held Fridays, March 13 and 27, at the Barton Memorial Building starting at 5 p.m. Eat in or take out! Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. No phone calls, please. For more information, visit www.stpaulscatholicschool.org/sppa/fish-fry.

 

DINNER THEATRE “BEGINNINGS” AT LAKE REGION

Lake Region Union High School presents: Dinner Theatre “Beginnings,” short plays and monologues by Alex Broun and Ella Carmen Greenhill, on Friday, March 13, at 6 p.m. at Lake Region Union High School’s cafeteria. Cost is $15 per person. All gate receipts will be donated to the Orleans Food Shelf. Dinner is an Asian fusion dinner consisting of spring rolls, Thai soup, Korean barbecue, Kimchee, fried rice, and an Asian dessert. Vegetarian options available. To RSVP, please call 754-2500, extension 213, or e-mail jpastel@ocsu.org to reserve. Reservations accepted until Friday, March 6.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

 

GLOVER LIBRARY TALENT SHOW & PIE AUCTION

The Glover Library Talent Show and Pie Auction will be held Saturday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. 25 pies from the town’s best bakers, plus the usual great talent! Please support the Glover Public Library.

 

CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE SUPPER IN GREENSBORO BEND

The United Methodist Church of Greensboro Bend will hold a Corned Beef and Cabbage Supper on Saturday, March 14, from 5 p.m. until all are served. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children, and free for children under five. All you can eat. For more information, call Erna Bartlett at 533-2637 or 535-7329, or Doreen Bartlett at 535-7334.

 

LEGAL & FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE & DEMENTIA

Planning for the future is important. This course will provide an overview of pertinent legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney, and health care proxies, as well as an overview of financial issues and options like Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans’ benefits. Held Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to noon at local Vermont Interactive Technology (VIT) sites around the state. Locally, there is a VIT site at North Country Career Center in Newport, or visit www.vitlink.org/location to find others. Registration is required. To find out more or to register, call 1-800-272-3900.

 

LSC HOSTS NEK VETERANS SUMMIT

The third annual Northeast Kingdom Veterans Summit will be held at Lyndon State College on Saturday, March 14. The purpose of the summit is to bring veterans, their families, and veteran service organizations together to build relationships, stronger connections, and an enhanced regional support network. The summit runs from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Guest speakers, breakout sessions including PTSD and TBI, employment opportunities, benefits, VA loans and more. The Mobile Vet Center bus will be available, and there will be many VA related booths. Advanced registration is required as attendance is limited. For more information, visit www.lyndonstate.edu/VeteransSummit or call Thom Anderson at (802) 626-6346 or e-mail Thomas.anderson@lyndonstate.edu

 

PETE’S POSSE AT THE MUSIC BOX

The Music Box in Craftsbury presents Pete’s Posse: Pete Sutherland, Tristan Henderson, and Oliver Scanlon, performing on Saturday evening, March 14. For more information, call 586-7533 or visit www.themusicboxvt.org.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

 

LEPRECHAUN SCAMPER 5K WALK/RUN RACE IN JAY

The second annual Leprechaun Scamper 5K Walk/Run Race will be held Sunday, March 15, with registration from 1 to 2 p.m. and race beginning at 2 p.m. Start/finish is at Jay Town Hall (Route 242 and Cross Road). Cost is $5 per person, with family rate of $15. All ages welcome. Prizes by age group. After race festivities at Jay Village Inn, next door to Jay Town Hall. Benefits the Jay Community Recreational Centre, sponsored by the Jay Focus Group. For more information, call Sally at 988-4786.

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN WEST BURKE

There will be a Country Acoustic Jam on Sunday, March 15, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Burke Community Building on School Street in West Burke. Everyone with musical or singing talents are encouraged to participate. $3 donation at the door. Door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site. Snacks and beverages available. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412, the Senior Meal Site at 467-3423, or the Town Office at 467-3717.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

PET MICROCHIP CLINIC IN NEWPORT CENTER

Felines & Friends Foundation is hosting a pet microchip clinic on Saturday, March 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Newport Center Firehouse. Can your lost pet find its way back home? A microchip will help make a difference! Microchips provide a record of identification for life. They’re implanted just under the skin. Pre-register for the clinic by calling 323-4793.

 

AUCTION & DINNER TO BENEFIT FELINES & FRIENDS

Felines and Friends Foundation invites you for an evening of great food and entertainment on Friday, March 27, at 7 p.m. at the East Side Restaurant in Newport. Small live auction with door prizes. Help them start their “Spay it Forward” campaign for 2015 and say goodbye to winter! Reservations can be made by calling Alma at (802) 334-1015, or Faye at (802) 334-6222. Cost is $25 per person donation. For more information about Felines & Friends Foundation, visit www.fffvt.com.

 

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR CAMILLA MEAD ARTS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Spring Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications for the Spring round of up to $500 are being accepted until May 1. Awards are applied to future expenses and must be used within 12 months of receiving the award. Complete information about the scholarship fund and application materials are available at www.woodenhorsearts.com/scholarships.shtml.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR NORTH COUNTRY EXPO

Vendors wanted for the Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce 2015 North Country Expo to be held on Friday, April 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jay Peak, the Hotel Jay and Conference Center. Builders, landscapers, heating and plumbing, businesses, artists, and entertainment. For information, visit www.vtnorthcountry.org or contact Lynne Bertrand at (802) 334-7782 or e-mail director@vtnorthcountry.org.

 

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.

 

AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM

Free tax returns prepared for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older, every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Call Chris at (802) 279-0442 for an appointment. Taxes prepared every Friday in Derby at the Dailey Memorial Library from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Call the library at (802) 766-5063 for an appointment.

 

JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Jay Focus Group, a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit, announces the 2015 Jay Focus Group Community Service Scholarship open to an Orleans County high school senior to assist with continued educational costs. One $500 scholarship will be offered per calendar year and requires previous community service involvement. Applicants must attach one reference regarding community involvement/service (not a family member) along with application, and confirmation of acceptance to a continued education school. Application deadline is May 1, 2015. Winner will be announced May 15, 2015. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or at Jay Town Hall during regular business hours. E-mail jayfocusgp@gmail.com or call Kathy at (802) 988-1115 for more information.

 

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 every other Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. (Next is March 4). Participation is by donation, and it’s open to the public.

 

LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD

Line dancing will be held at the Westfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. No partner needed and no level of experience required. $5 per person. For information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193 or Connie LaPlume at 744-2484.

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at North Country Hospital library in Newport.

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

The NEK Camera Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cobleigh Public Library on Main Street in Lyndonville from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an amateur photography club. For more information, call Casey at 754-2616.

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.

 

NEK VERMONT PERMACULTURE GROUP

Craftsbury Public Library, 6–7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Short educational presentations (topics ranging from farming and gardening to ecological design, local and regional community building and water management) followed by questions and answers, brainstorming, and/or networking. All are welcome, free of charge. For more information, e-mail 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. Openings for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe and bassoon. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

Newport: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. (802) 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. (802) 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.

St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. (802) 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at (802) 535-2011 or Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org, or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Big Book study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (802) 673-5621.

 

PLAYWORLD AND PLAYGROUP IN BARTON

Building Bright Futures PlayWorld and NEKCA Early Head Start Playgroup, every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the COFEC Building in Barton. Ongoing through May 2015. Call 525-6253 for more information.

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

  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. 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: Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. Story Time for ages 6-12, Thursdays, 10 a.m. & Story Time for ages 0 to 6, Thursdays 10–11 a.m. Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. Paintings of Cambodia and the Northeast Kingdom by Bill Rogers in the art gallery.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. 873-3022, extension 201. www.haskellopera.com. Find them on Facebook. Librarian Nancy Rumery. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays & Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club: second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Purl Jam: A group for knitters meets at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of the month.

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

        Route 100, Westfield. 744-8258. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1– 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.–noon.

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2–6 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 723-6134 or look on Facebook.

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. (802) 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday.

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m. and, during the summer, 7–9 p.m.

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1 Water Street, Orleans. (802) 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Open Mondays 2–6 p.m., Tuesdays 1–5 p.m., Wednesdays 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.–2 p.m., closed Saturdays & Sundays. Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.

 

  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. Dark Waters/Grateful Daughters, an exhibition of work by Boston painter Matt Brackett, on view in the main gallery until March 22.

 

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, 13 Mill Street, Hardwick. P.O. Box 960, Hardwick, VT 05843. 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. Exhibit at Clip Joint at 95 Main Street in Hardwick — works by popular GRACE artists Dot Kibbee, Gayleen Aiken, and Merrill Densmore — Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

        29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. (802) 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Call for hours. Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: the Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Winter hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. (802) 533-2045 or 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. Paintings and collages by Susan Goodby on display until April 13. Free and open every day.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton will exhibit paintings of Vermont by Judy Lowry and new photographs by Sophia Cannizzaro from March 4 to April 27. Open every day except Tuesdays.

 

P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY

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

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

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

 

  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. Susan Calza paintings and hangings from March 6 through April 26. Call 472-9933 for information.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. NEW EXHIBIT: “Get out of this one: Broken snow removal devices of the NEK,” open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of May. Open to the public but space is unheated so dress warmly.

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. (802) 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

240 A Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec. (819) 876-2282. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the heart of Rock Island in the historical Ye Olde Blacksmith overlooking the Tomifobia River. This historical blacksmith shop is now a cozy gallery featuring a variety of works from numerous local artists.

 

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