Events

**PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WE PRINT ONLY EVENTS THAT ARE FREE, NONPROFIT OR A BENEFIT. THANKS.**

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

 

JACK LAZOR TO DISCUSS HIS BOOK, THE ORGANIC GRAIN GROWER, IN NEWPORT

On Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., Jack Lazor of Butterworks Farm will discuss his book, The Organic Grain Grower: Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer, at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Free and open to all. Co-hosted by the library and UVM Extension Master Gardener NEK Chapter.

 

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS EVENT IN NEWPORT

The Advocacy Program at Umbrella and The Special Investigations Unit will host a free sexual violence awareness event at Newport Municipal Building on Wednesday, April 16, from 2 to 7 p.m. Educational activities will include Walking the Walk, the Paper T-shirt Project, Understanding the Complexities of Gender (video), and more. For more information, call The Advocacy Program at Umbrella at (802) 334-0148.

 

VETERANS EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS INFO BRIEFING IN LYNDONVILLE

On Wednesday, April 16, a Veterans Educational Benefits Information Briefing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., at Lyndonville Armory at 4 Overlook Drive. Hosted by Norwich University and the Vermont National Guard. Representatives from Norwich, Veterans Affairs, Financial Aid, and VSAC will be available to answer questions and provide advice for you and your families. For more information, contact Collins Davison at cdavison@norwich.edu or (802) 485-2004.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

 

SENIOR MEAL IN IRASBURG

The next Irasburg United Church Senior Meal will be on Thursday, April 17, at noon. Menu will include turkey and biscuits, vegetable, dessert, coffee and punch.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

 

APPLICATION DAY AT NEWPORT HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START

Newport Head Start/Early Head Start program is holding an Application Day on Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For anyone interested in finding out more information about the program or is interested in enrolling in Head Start or Early Head Start, stop by 371 Main Street in Newport and see what they have to offer and take a tour of the center. For more information, call 334-1264 or 334-7253.

 

COMMUNITY PLAYGROUP IN DERBY LINE

On Friday, April 18, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Community Playgroup for children 0 to 3 years of age is being offered in the NCSU classroom in Derby Elementary School in Derby Line. Bring shoes or slippers to wear inside. Snacks will be offered. Sponsored by NEKCA Head Start/Early Head Start in collaboration with Building Bright Futures. For more information, call (802) 766-8100.

 

HOMESCHOOLING & NATURAL PARENTING PRESENTATION IN GREENSBORO

A Homeschooling & Natural Parenting presentation and conversation with Oak Meadow homeschool teacher Amy Fredland will be held at Greensboro Free Library on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail greensborokids@gmail.com or call 533-2531.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

 

BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE

Play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, April 19, at 5 p.m., at Derby Line Village Hall. Games like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride are played. They gladly teach newcomers all of their games. They have found that if you enjoy traditional board games, you will love the games they play. For more information, find them on Facebook, visit http://sites.google.com/site/borderboardgames, or contact Bethany at (802) 873-3028 or myersbethany@hotmail.com.

 

EASTER SCRAMBLE AT GLOVER SCHOOL

An annual Easter Scramble will be held Saturday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m., at Glover Community School. Free family event. Meet the Easter Bunny, decorate eggs, participate in the Hop in the Sack Race and Easter Egg Hunt and enjoy sweet treats. Sponsored by Glover Recreation (GREC).

 

EGG DECORATING AT BARTON LIBRARY

Egg Decorating will take place on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your own eggs. The library will provide dye and decorating materials.

 

RASPUTITSA SPRING CLASSIC IN NEWPORT

The 1st annual Rasputitsa Spring Classic will be held on Saturday, April 19, starting at 9 a.m. at Main Street in Newport. (Rasputitsa is Russian for mud season when roads become difficult to traverse.) This 47-mile (31 miles of gravel) road race travels some of Vermont’s coldest and most barren landscapes. The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation. For more information, contact Heidi Myers at dirty40race@gmail.com or (802) 673-5494, or visit www.dirty40race.com.

 

EASTER EGG HUNT & PARTY IN ORLEANS

Orleans American Legion Auxiliary Unit #23 will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt and party for children one to ten years old at Orleans Federated Church on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Piñatas, musical chairs, sack races, and many more games and crafts. Cookies, candy, and punch for everyone, as well as coffee for parents or grandparents. Please bring a small bag to take your goodies home in.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 20

 

EASTER BREAKFAST AT SUTTON BAPTIST CHURCH

An Easter Breakfast will be served at Sutton Freewill Baptist Church basement on Sunday, April 20, at 8:15 a.m. Menu will include ham, eggs, pancakes, home fries, maple syrup, and cinnamon buns.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 21

 

NO EVENTS.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

 

POETRY READING IN HARDWICK

Two award winning poets, David Dillon and Jody Gladding, will read from their works at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit galaxybookshop.com.

 

“LEARN TO FELT” CLASS AT OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM

“Learn to Felt: Springtime Animals and Figures” at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington on Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to noon, with Kristin Langais. Learn to sculpt three-dimensional figures from wool fleece with a barbed needle. This class is for both adults and children ages 8 and up. Cost is $20 or $15 for members, plus a $12 material fee, which includes a felting kit to take home. To pre-register or for more information, call the Old Stone House Museum at (802) 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

 

NO EVENTS.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

 

“SUPPORTING YOUR FAMILY WITH NATURAL HEALTH CARE” DISCUSSION IN GREENSBORO

On Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m., Judy Jarvis will discuss “Supporting Your Family with Natural Health Care,” at Greensboro Free Library. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail greensborokids@gmail.com or call the library.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

 

NO EVENTS.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

 

KINGDOM COFFEEHOUSE AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston is hosting the Kingdom Coffeehouse: Full Moon Music with Tim Lancaster, on Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Featuring a finger-picked guitar, yodeling voice, and harmonica. $10 at the door includes light refreshments. For more information, call (802) 723-6551 or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

RED CROSS BABYSITTING TRAINING COURSE IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

An American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course will be held at Craftsbury Public Library in Craftsbury Common on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Free and open to youth 11 to 15 years old. Pre-registration is necessary. Class is limited to 12 students. Call the library at (802) 586-9683 or e-mail jenmckcraftsburylib@gmail.com.

 

“RUSSIA” AT DAILEY LIBRARY IN DERBY

On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, come to the Dailey Memorial Library at 101 Jr. High in Derby to see how Ukrainian eggs are made, perform a nutcracker play, make Russian teacakes, and many other activities. For ages 5 and up. Free.

 

ST. JOHN DE CREVECOEUR CHAPTER, DAR MEETING IN SUTTON

The St. John de Crevecoeur Chapter of DAR will meet on Saturday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m., at Sutton Baptist Church on 36 Church Street. Speaker will be member Laurinda Maxwell on “My Trip to China.” Lunch will be provided by the ladies of the church for a donation of $10 to $12.

 

CUT-A-THON AT ETCHE HAIR STUDIO TO BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE

Etche Hair Studio at 189 East Main Street, Suite A, in Newport will hold a Cut-A-Thon on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 percent of proceeds donated to benefit Relay for Life Muddy Buddies. Women and girls, minimum donation $25; men and boys, minimum donation $15. For reservations, call 334-5500. Walk-ins welcome.

 

NULHEGAN POND & BOG EXPLORATION AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston is hosting a Nulhegan Pond and Bog Exploration Day on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $15 per person. Bring a bag lunch and warm layers. Canoes, paddles, PFDs and transportation included in fee. Register by April 23. For more information and to register, call (802) 723-6551 or visit www.northwoodscenter.org/.

 

HYPNOTIST SHOW AT NCCC IN NEWPORT

North Country Career Center’s DECA in Newport is putting on a Hypnotist Show on Saturday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Steve Taubman. To help these students raise money for their trip to Atlanta, GA, this May. Advanced ticket sales are available until April 25th for $10. Tickets at the door will be $15. For more information, call Hailey Meehan at 323-2221 or Troy Dane at 323-3285.

 

TURNING IN UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS IN NEWPORT

On Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Orleans Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Pills or patches only will be accepted at Kinney Drugs in Newport. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

 

SPAGHETTI DINNER & RAFFLE TO BENEFIT BARTON LIBRARY

A Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle to benefit Barton Public Library will be held at Barton United Church on Saturday, April 26, at 5:30 p.m. Menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Silent raffle during dinner. Donations of new or gently used items or homemade foods for raffle are appreciated. Admission for adults is $8, children 5 to 12 $4.50, and children 4 and under are free. Take-outs available. For more information, call the library (525-6524) or 525-4538.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

 

BREAKFAST BUFFET AT ORLEANS AMERICAN LEGION

Due to the Easter Sunday holiday, Orleans American Legion Post 23 Sunday Breakfast Buffet will be held on April 27, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the post home. The public is invited and there is a small fee. The post is located at the end of the East Street extension in Orleans Village. For more information, call 754-6540 or visit www.orleansvermontpost23.

 

TEXAS HOLD’EM TOURNAMENT IN IRASBURG

On Sunday, April 27, a Texas Hold ’Em Tournament will be held at the Irasburg Town Hall. Doors open at 11 a.m., game starts at noon. $50 buy-in, high hand $5, 70% payout, cash table optional. Lunch available. To benefit the Square & Compass Club. Run by Adam Stone. For more information, call Toot at 754-2133 or Ken at 754-2087.

 

“FROM TREE TO BOARD” DEMONSTRATIONS AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston is hosting “From Tree to Board: Felling, Log Extraction and Milling Demonstrations” on Sunday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Field demonstrations will show small-scale, low impact ways to turn trees into lumber right on your own land. Featuring Wood-Mizer portable bandsaw demonstrations by Martin Sawmilling from Sheffield, and tractor logging tricks for minimizing residual stand damage. $10 per person. For more information, call (802) 723-6551 or visit www.northwoodscenter.org/.

 

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. Open to anyone interested. Discussion.

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT

Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 7 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

DIVINE HEALING COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING AT THE ART HOUSE

A Divine Healing Community Group will meet at The Art House on North Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury Common every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free. To register, call 586-9070. Registration is not required. All experience levels welcome. Come to be healed, come to learn how to heal, or just come to learn what divine healing is.

 

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.

 

FREE ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER CLASSES IN JAY

Free one-on-one computer classes will be held by appointment only at Jay Town Hall. Learn or refresh computer skills in Excel, Word, Publishing, social media, digital imaging, website setup, tax preparation, anti-virus & backup, and more. Laptops will be provided or bring your own. Experts will be there to help you update your knowledge and skills. Open to all area residents and businesses. Call GeeGee at 988-4015. Sponsored by Jay Focus Group, part of the e-Vermont grant awarded to the towns of Jay and Westfield.

 

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.

 

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 WESTFIELD

A Jam Session will be held at the Westfield Community Center every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. $3 donation at the door with proceeds to benefit the Westfield Playground Project. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.

 

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE DISCOUNT CARD

$20. Valid through December 2014 for cardholder only. Great gift for any occasion. Includes ongoing discounts at Jay Village Inn, Jay Country Store, Snow Job Sport & Gift Shop in Jay, Bernie’s Restaurant & 1st Trax in Montgomery Center, and free entry to 2014 Monte Carlo Casino & Texas Hold ’Em April 12, 2014. Buy at www.jayvt.com, Jay Town Hall or participating businesses. For more information, call (802) 343-5687. A Jay Focus Group fund-raiser.

 

JAY TUESDAY LITE LUNCH & SOCIAL GATHERING

For Jay area residents on Tuesdays (with some exceptions) at Jay Community Center, Jay Town Hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch of soup, sandwiches, dessert, and beverage at noon, with time to socialize — play cards, work on a puzzle, or browse through the lending library. Other activities may include health checks and entertainment. Doors close at 4 p.m. Donation of $2 for 60+, $4 for all other ages. Reservations are appreciated: call Kathy at 744-2399 or Peggy at 988-4706, or visit www.jayvt.com.

 

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 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 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.

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

The Newport Area Community Orchestra rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. Currently in need of the following instruments: more string players, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, and trombone. It is a growing community orchestra that is very active in the Northeast Kingdom. If interested in joining them, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org or call 766-3021.

 

NEWPORT COMMUNITY SENIOR MEALS

Fridays at noon at 125 Main Street #3 (entrance at rear, between Coventry and Center streets across from the laundromat). Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well-balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia’s culinary trainees. Suggested meal donations: $3.50 for seniors age 60 and over, $5 for all others. Information about Cornucopia can be found at www.umbrellanek.org. For further information, contact Lynn Rublee at (802) 487-9380 or cornucopia@umbrella.org.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 3417 Darling Hill Road in Derby. Visit http://ncquilters.wikispaces.com/.

 

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.

 

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). Step study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (802) 673-5621.

 

PLAYWORLD & NEKCA BARTON EARLY HEAD START PLAYGROUP

130 Kinsey Road, Barton. Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Orleans Family Education Center. For more information, call 525-6253.

 

SAVVY SENIORS IN BARTON

The very popular program, Savvy Seniors, which is a Medicare (Senior Medicare Patrol) informational endeavor, incorporating skits to convey important information for seniors, is now taking requests for bookings. Based out of Barton Senior Center (for the Northeast Kingdom), practices are being held each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. If your group is interested in booking this group, or participating in any way, call Brenda Lowther at 525-4400. Sponsored by COVE (Committee of Vermont Elders) and NEVAAA (Area Agency on Aging).

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

Souper Lunch will be held the last Tuesday of each month at noon, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Free. All welcome.

 

ST. 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 IN BARTON

Instructors Patty Beckwith and Brenda Lowther are teaching Tai Chi at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Tai 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.

 

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.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 755-6127.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

100 Church Street, Barton. Hours: Monday and Friday, 1–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524. Egg Decorating will take place on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your own eggs. The library will provide dye and decorating materials.

 

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

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. Tuesday Story Time: 10–11 a.m., birth to 5 years. Wednesdays: Homeschool group, 5-13 years old, 10 a.m.–noon. Fridays 10–11 a.m. Preschool Exploration. 3 to 6 years. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–5 p.m. Dungeons and Dragons: Fridays, 5–8 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about activities, call the library at 586-9683 or e-mail jenmckcraftsburylib@gmail.com. American Red Cross Babysitting Training Course will be held at Craftsbury Public Library in Craftsbury Common on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Free and open to youth 11 to 15 years old. Pre-registration is necessary. Class is limited to 12 students. Call the library or e-mail jenmckcraftsburylib@gmail.com.For more information, contact the library.

 

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. 766-5063. Free Computer Help: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 1 to 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. New England Uncovered book discussion series led by Vermont Humanities Council: Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to noon, come to the Dailey Memorial Library at 101 Jr. High in Derby to learn about Russia — see how Ukrainian eggs are made, perform a nutcracker play, make Russian teacakes, and many other activities. For ages 5 and up. Free.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524 or 525-4365. 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. Wednesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., Jack Lazor of Butterworks Farm will discuss his book, The Organic Grain Grower: Small-Scale, Holistic Grain Production for the Home and Market Producer.

 

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., Homeschool Group; Thursdays 10–11 a.m., story time for ages 0 to 6. Also Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. Money Smart Week, April 5-12: Partnering with Vermont State Treasurer’s Office and Vermont Department of Libraries. A state Money Smart Week website listing library resources is available at MoneySmart.Vermont.gov. Come to the library to learn what resources are available in the library and online to help you handle your own personal finances or those of your business. A Homeschooling & Natural Parenting presentation and conversation with Oak Meadow homeschool teacher Amy Fredland will be held at Greensboro Free Library on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail greensborokids@gmail.com or call the library. Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m.: Supporting Your Family with Natural Health Care with Judy Jarvis. Free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail greensborokids@gmail.com or call the library.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. NEW 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. Librarian Nancy Rumery, 873-3022, extension 201. Toddler Time: Thursdays 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. For more information, call Nancy at 873-3022, extension 201, visit www.haskellopera.com, or find them on Facebook.

 

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. Hours: Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon and 2–5 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. www.randmemoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday 2–6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.–noon; Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10 a.m. Adult book discussion: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 988-4741.

 

ST. 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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ADRIEN “YELLOW” ART STUDIO

Lower level of Newport Natural, 194 Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. For commission of artwork paintings, call (802) 272-8179 for appointment.

 

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.

 

BARTON (PIERCE HOUSE) MUSEUM

Water Street, Barton. The Crystal Lake Falls Historic District (also known as the Brick Kingdom) is closed for the season. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1994.

 

BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM

The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route 122 (off Rte. 16 and I-91, Exits 24 or 25) in Glover. www.breadandpuppet.org. Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. Donations appreciated. Woodshed Gallery: For more information about the gallery and Bread and Puppet, call curator Sam Wilson at (802) 525-3031.

 

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. 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.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org/. Local artist Tina Willley is exhibiting her photographs of the Northeast Kingdom from April 9 through 30.

 

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. 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.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Hill Family Legacy & Photo Exhibit: Faces of Our Town. Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. and Saturday from 10–noon.

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Winter/spring business hours: 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. “Before I Die” interactive community exhibit being held through June 21.

 

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. Recapturing a Vanishing Past: Exhibit of changes on Main Street and along the waterfront that include before and after photos of the demolition of buildings that once stood where the state office building stands today, to the last day on December 17, 1996, when the Gilman Block (built 1863) came down.

Museum exhibit on Abenaki Culture Time Line of the Native American presence and history along with an exhibit depicting the village of Newport and surrounding towns on Lake Memphremagog in the corridors of the state office building.

 

MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road. (802) 723-5907. Closed until July 2014.

 

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 FOODS 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. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Points of View show through April 26 — watercolors, oils, sketches by members of the Monday Painters, including Jenny Green, Barbara Grey, Joan Harlowe, Donna Marshall, Barbara Matsinger, and Robin Rothman.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. info@oldstonehousemuseum.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum CLOSED for guided tours until May 15. 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. Jay Hudson: Landscape Photographs showing through June 2.

 

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.

 

ST. 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 in the Carriage House behind 316 Main Street (across from the Family Dollar) in downtown Newport. (802) 323-9013. Every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m., share skills and learn new ones. Bring your own work or learn watercolor techniques with artist Mary Brenner.

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY & SCHOOL

1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. vtarthouse@gmail.com. www.commonplacevt.org or www.vermontarthouse.com. Visit website for current hours. 17 Vermont artists will share an exhibit titled New Beginnings. Works range in subject and media from Elizabeth Nelson’s multimedia scenes of Vermont landscapes to Marie LaPre Grabon’s sweeping charcoal lines describing the human figure. Other media include intaglio printing, collage, pastel on paper, digital and film photography, acrylic painting, and stoneware clay sculpture. The show will extend into the Gallery at Brown Library and Trustees Room at Sterling College.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Claire Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org.

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

East Hardwick Village on the corner of Main St. and 5 River St. by the bridge. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

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

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

REGISTER FOR DANDELION RUN & MOTHER’S DAY FUN RUN

Umbrella and Kingdom Games will partner to hold two upcoming events. Mother’s Day Fun Run & Picnic Lunch will be on Sunday, May 11. Visit www.umbrellanek.org for more details and to register. The Dandelion Run will be held on Saturday, May 17. Visit www.dandelionrun.org to register. 20% of all adult registration fees will be donated to local charities on both sides of the border. For more information, contact Phil White at phw1948@gmail.com or (802) 249-9100.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE FARMERS MARKET

Every Monday from 1 to 5 p.m., starting June 2, vendors will be selling maple syrup, vegetables, crafts, woodworking, home grown plants and homemade items. For more information or to register as a vendor, call 754-6585 or 525-4179.

 

MEN’S FAST PITCH BASEBALL IN GMBA

Men’s fast pitch baseball games for ages 35 and over in the Green Mountain Baseball Association (GMBA) in northern Vermont will be held on Sunday mornings. For more information, visit greenmountainbaseball@gmail.com or call Marcus at (802) 324-5417.

 

BOTTLE DRIVE TO BENEFIT GLOVER 8th GRADE TRIP TO NYC

A school year-long Bottle Drive is being held to benefit the Glover eighth-grade spring trip to NYC. Please drop off your returnables from now until May at Currier’s Market and label them “Glover 8th Grade.” For more information, contact Cleo at Cleopatra@glovervillage.com.

 

JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Jay Focus Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit announces the 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: May 1, 2014. Winner announced May 31, 2014. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or at Jay Town Hall (Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For more information, e-mail jayfocusgp@gmail.com or call Kathy at (802) 988-1115.

 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR JAY SUMMER FEST

Vendors are needed for the 7th annual Jay Summer Fest on Saturday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Jay. Artists, crafts, food, farmers market, flea market, businesses, entertainment, animals. Set up day of event from 8 to 10 a.m. $25 for 12’x12’ area. Bring your own tent/awning/table/chairs. Registration deadline: July 17. Register at www.jayvt.com or call Peggy at 988-4706 or (802) 343-5687.

 

 

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