Events

**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and 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, AUGUST 20

 

B&P FUNDRAISING ART AUCTION

A Bread and Puppet Fundraising Art Auction will be held Wednesday, August 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the B&P Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Art Auction with Vermont Vaudeville’s Justin Landers as auctioneer. Also bread and aioli, music, a short show, rare B&P paraphernalia, bake sale, a cheap art gumball machine. Proceeds go to raise money to fix pressing electrical problems in the Paper Mache Cathedral. For more information, call Janelle at (802) 525-3031 or visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT IN HARDWICK

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will hold its final concert on Thursday, August 21, at the Hardwick Town House in Hardwick at 8 p.m. Featuring music by Schubert, Hindemith, and Brahms. Tickets are available at venues and online, and are $25 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children under 12. There will also be a free mini concert for children and their friends at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church at 2 p.m. For more information, call (800) 639-3443 or 586-9814, or visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND

The Newport Area Concert Band will play concerts at the gazebo in Gardner Park in Newport every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through August. In the event of rain, concerts are held at the Municipal Building on Main Street in Newport. All people who play band instruments are welcome to join and play. Rehearsals, which are encouraged but not required, are Mondays at 7 pm at the North Country Junior High School in Derby. For more information please call 754-8580.

 

CARS OF YESTERYEAR IN GLOVER

Cars of Yesteryear will be at Union House Nursing Home on Thursday, August 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

 

NEW EXHIBIT OPENING IN THE 99 GALLERY & CENTER IN NEWPORT

A new exhibit, Vermont Artists Represent Vermont People, will open Friday, August 22, at 5 p.m., at The 99 Gallery & Center in the carriage house behind 316 Main Street in downtown Newport. Featuring works by Mary Alice Brenner, Natalie Guillette, Daniel Kelley, Marjorie Kramer, Marie LaPrè Grabon, Tom Livermore, Diane Peel, and Sam Thurston. For more information, call (802) 323-7759.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE IN ISLAND POND

Live music, vendors, and food every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. at Pavilion Park in Island Pond. August 22 will feature Classic Rewind (country/classic rock). Weekly 50-50 raffle with proceeds going toward the band. Sponsored by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce.

 

MUSIC JAM IN DERBY LINE

The 4th Friday Music Jam will be held Friday, August 22, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Derby Line Village Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission by donation. All levels of musicians and singers welcome. To benefit music and auto tech scholarships for students from Lake Region Union High School and North Country Union High School.

 

KINGDOM COFFEEHOUSE PRESENTS BEG, STEAL, OR BORROW

On Friday, August 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., Beg, Steal, or Borrow will perform at the Kingdom Coffeehouse at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston. This is perhaps Vermont’s first Old & In The Way tribute band. Composed of seasoned bluegrass veterans and hard core Old & In The Way fans. $10. For more information, visit www.northwoodscenter.org or call 802-723-6551, extension 115.

 

“UNREADY-READY SHOW” PERFORMANCE AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will present “Unready-Ready Show” on Friday, August 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Paper Mache Cathedral. Following the show will be a guest performance by Slam Poet Reggie Gibson. Suggested donation is $10 — no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

VSO FEATURES AREA YOUTH AT NEWPORT BENEFIT

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s annual season kick-off party, Symphony Sampler, will take place on Friday, August 22, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the East Side Restaurant in Newport. Gourmet buffet (cash bar), a multi-prize raffle, and quilt auction. Musical entertainment provided by Rhythm Riot, a percussion ensemble from NCUHS students, joined by Nic Cannizzaro, VSO percussionist. $35 for adults, $25 for ages 13 to 17, $20 for under age 13. Attendance is limited. To make a reservation or for more information about Symphony Sampler, call (802) 988-4786 or (800) VSO-9293, extension 10. All proceeds go towards VSO concerts and educational programs in the North Country.

 

THREE-DAY KINGDOM FARM & FOOD DAYS

Kingdom Farm and Food Days will be held Friday, August 22 through Sunday, August 24. All-day events — tour farms, take workshops, taste local foods at area restaurants, visit an apple orchard, ride on a hay wagon, and more. Farm to table dinner and bonfire at the end of the weekend. All events are free and open to the public. Participate in one activity or all of them. For details and directions, visit www.kingdomfarmandfood.org, or contact Sarah Waring or Bethany Dunbar at the Center for an Agricultural Economy at 472-5362 or sarah@hardwickagriculture.org or Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

 

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER IN ORLEANS

On Saturday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m., the Barton Mystery Players will present the 10th summer murder mystery, “Murder at the Barton Fair.” $29. BYOB. To benefit Barton Public Library. Limited tickets — available at the library, 525-6524; Barton and Orleans Village offices, and Thibault’s Market.

 

DEMOS & DESSERTS IN GREENSBORO

Demos and Desserts will be held Saturday, August 23 from 2 to 5 p.m., at Miller’s Thumb Gallery, 14 Breezy Avenue, in Greensboro. This week will feature hooked rug artist Sandy Ducharme of Marshfield. She will discuss and demonstrate the fun and creative processes she uses. Come and ask questions, watch art being created, and enjoy sweet treats. For more information, call Eve at 533-2045 or e-mail eve@millersthumbgallery.com.

 

COMMUNITY CIRCUS REHEARSAL AT B&P FARM

A community circus rehearsal will be held on Saturday, August 23, at 2 p.m., at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover to perform the following Sunday. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 525-3031.

 

TREE FARM TOUR IN SHEFFIELD

On Saturday, August 23, at noon, join Al Robertson, woodland owner and co-chairman of the Vermont Tree Farm Program, on his property in Sheffield, the Pfalzerwald Tree Farm, for a tour. Light refreshments will be served after the walk. This is a field event, rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Mild to moderate hiking is required. No charge for workshop (donations to VWA/Vermont Tree Farm Committee welcomed), and no registration is required. All welcome. For directions and more information, visit www.vermontwoodlands.org or call (802) 747-7900, or e-mail info@vermontwoodlands.org.

 

GOLF TOURNAMENT TO BENEFIT JONES LIBRARY

The Friends of the Jones Memorial Library will host a 4-person scramble on Saturday, August 23, at the Barton Golf Club. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Various contests, Grand prizes for hole-in-one contests include a 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE and golf vacations. The registration fee of $40 includes greens fees, meal, and prize. Carts are available upon request. Proceeds to help support library services and programs. If you are unable to register a team or need more information, call April Lane at (802) 754-9609 or Joanne Williams at 754-2274.

 

WENDY’S CRUISE NIGHT WITH CARS OF YESTERYEAR IN NEWPORT

Wendy’s Cruise Night with Cars of Yesteryear will take place in Newport on Saturday, August 23, from 4 to 8 p.m.

 

BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE

If you’re interested in a new variety of board game, you are invited to Border Board Games on Saturday, August 23, at 5 p.m., at Derby Line Village Hall on Main Street. Games played are like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride. All welcome. Newcomers are gladly taught all games. If you enjoy traditional board games you will love these games. For more information, find them on Facebook or visit http://sites.google.com/site/borderboardgames or contact Bethany at 802-873-3028 or myersbethany@hotmail.com.

 

NEK ROCK BAND THE BOLTS GIVES FINAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCE IN NEWPORT

Northeast Kingdom rock band The Bolts will give its final public performance at the Gateway Center in Newport on Saturday, August 23, from 8 to 11 p.m. Proceeds collected at the door will be donated by the band to the Frontier Animal Shelter in honor of the band’s founder and former leader, Bob Decker.

 

WALK IN THE WOODS IN SHEFFIELD

On Saturday, August 23, at noon, Al Robertson, woodland owner and co-chair of Vermont Tree Farm Program, will lead a tour of his forest in Sheffield on the Pfalzerwalt Tree Farm. This is a field event, rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Mild to moderate hiking is required. No charge for the workshop (donations to the VWA/Vermont Tree Farm Committee welcome), and no registration required. All welcome. Light refreshments will be served after the walk. For directions, visit www.vermontwoodlands.org, call (802) 747-7900, or e-mail info@vermontwoodlands.org.

 

LIONS CLUB HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT AT WILLOUGHBY LAKE

The annual Orleans Lions Club Willoughby Beach Horseshoe Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 23, at the North Beach. All welcome. Sign up at 9 a.m., startup about 10:30 a.m. Maximum 40 teams. Cash prizes, Good under the tent. No dogs, please.

 

BASKET MAKING AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM

Make a plain and simple yarn basket with Carolyn Starr on Saturday, August 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. Beginners and experienced basket makers welcome. Cost is $25, or $20 for museum members, plus a $31 material fee. Bring a lunch. For more information and to register, call (802) 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

MAYFLY AT THE MUSIC BOX IN CRAFTSBURY

Mayfly will perform at The Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday, August 23, at 8 p.m. Mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, and vocals. For more information, call (802) 586-7533 or visit www.themusicboxvt.org.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

 

GALA BENEFIT AT FIRST UU PARISH OF DERBY LINE

An 1890’s Gala Benefit for sustainable energy projects at First Unitarian Universalist Parish of Derby Line will be held Sunday, August 24, at 5:30 p.m. Featuring a visit by Mark Twain, this gala will feature a catered meal of authentic period cuisine: entrées of chicken Marsala or vegetarian ratatouille, salad, dessert, wine and coffee or tea. Reservations are required by Friday, August 22 at 5 p.m., by calling 525-3740 or 766-2915. Costumes are encouraged.

 

THE NOTHING IS NOT READY CIRCUS & GAZA EMERGENCY PAGEANT AT B&P

Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will perform The Nothing is Not Ready Circus and Gaza Emergency Pageant on Sunday, August 24. Museum tour at 1 p.m. Sideshows at 2 p.m. Circus at 3 p.m. Following will be a Woodshed Gallery Reception for artists Heidi Broner, Ally Howell, Maura Gahan, Suzanna Gorllick and Lila Winstead. Special guest performance by Paul Zaloom of Beakman’s World will follow in the Paper Mache Cathedral. Suggested donation $10 — no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

BLACKSMITHING AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM

On Sunday, August 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., use your blacksmith skills to forge a plant hanger. Lynn Lang will teach this course to students with previous blacksmith experience. Cost is $75, or $65 for museum members, with a $15 material fee. Bring a lunch. For more information and to register, call (802) 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 25

 

UKRAINIAN SINGING CONVERGENCE AT B&P

Members of the Kosa Kolektiv (Toronto) and the Ukrainian Village Voices (NYC) will conduct a singing workshop of village-style Ukrainian music on Monday, August 25, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. The workshop will be continued, same time and place, on Wednesday, August 27.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

 

SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD & PUPPET

A Shape Note Sing will be held Tuesday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m. (and every Tuesday through August), at the Paper Mache Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Early American 4-part hymns in the fa-sol-la-mi tradition. All welcome, no experience necessary. Free. For more information, call Elka at (802) 525-6972.

 

LOCAL AUTHOR PEGGY SAPPHIRE TO SPEAK AT THE GALAXY BOOKSHOP

Local author Peggy Sapphire will discuss The Disenfranchised: Stories of Life and Grief When an Ex-Spouse Dies on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit galaxybookshop.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

 

NO EVENTS.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28

 

NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND

The Newport Area Concert Band will play concerts at the gazebo in Gardner Park in Newport every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through August. In the event of rain, concerts are held at the Municipal Building on Main Street in Newport. All people who play band instruments are welcome to join and play. Rehearsals, which are encouraged but not required, are Mondays at 7 pm at the North Country Junior High School in Derby. For more information please call 754-8580.

 

“MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FORAGES” WORKSHOP AT BUTTERWORKS FARM

A workshop on “Making the Most of Your Forages: Soils, Foliar Sprays, and Nutrient Dense Forages,” will be held on Thursday, August 28, at Butterworks Farm in Westfield. $20 includes lunch from the NOFA-VT pizza oven. Pre-registration is appreciated. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.nofavt.org, e-mail info@nofavt.org, or call (802) 434-4122.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE IN ISLAND POND

Live music, vendors, and food from 6 to 10 p.m. at Pavilion Park in Island Pond on Friday, August 29. Featuring Houston Barnard Band (country). Weekly 50-50 raffle with proceeds going toward the band. Sponsored by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce.

 

JAM SESSION IN BARTON

The 5th Friday Jam Session will be held Friday, August 29, at 7 p.m., at Barton Senior Center. $3 admission covers homemade refreshments. Music and dancing. Proceeds benefit senior center activities. For more information, call 525-4400.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

 

LOW-IMPACT TIMBER HARVEST DEMONSTRATION

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston is hosting a Low-impact Timber Harvest Demonstration on Saturday, August 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.  This workshop will guide you through a small-scale logging operation to see conscientious silviculture partnered with low-impact tractor winching and forwarding equipment. This system leaves a light footprint on the lands, and is now available to landowners as part of NorthWoods’ forestry consulting services. Be prepared to be outdoors and hike on rough trails. $10 per person. For more information, call (802) 723-6551.

 

BENEFIT GARAGE & BAKE SALE

A Benefit Garage and Bake Sale will be held Saturday, August 30, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 41 School Street in Newport (next to United Christian Academy). Kitchenware, books, home decorative items, etc. Homemade baked breads, pies and cookies, etc. To benefit Vermont Cancer Survivor Network-Kindred Connection.

 

DEMOS & DESSERTS IN GREENSBORO

Demos and Desserts will be held Saturday, August 30 from 2 to 5 p.m., at Miller’s Thumb Gallery, 14 Breezy Avenue, in Greensboro. This week will feature book maker Ellissa Campbell of Montpelier. She will be demonstrating the intricate techniques behind her hand-bound photo albums, journals, and accordion books, as well as giving you a close look at her materials including papers from around the world. Come and ask questions, watch art being created, and enjoy sweet treats. For more information, call Eve at 533-2045 or e-mail eve@millersthumbgallery.com.

 

DIRTY 40 RACE

        The Dirty 40 Race is on August 30, 2014 in Derby. With a field limit of 500 riders, this 60-mile unsanctioned gravel road race covers 40 miles of gravel back roads through some of the most scenic pristine landscapes of Vermont. Unites riders of all abilities and disciplines from racers to riders and includes road, cyclocross, singlespeed, tandem, and mountain bikes. Several categories. No prize purse, but bragging rights are bestowed. The $40 registration fee includes neutral support and broom wagon assistance, fully supported feed zone with passed water bottles, meal and live music at the Apres-Velo party located at the finish, timing chip, trophy and jersey for winners. Register online atError! Hyperlink reference not valid.. The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation. For more information, visit www.dirty40race.com.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

 

ST. PAUL’S CHICKEN BBQ AND TAG SALE

St. Paul’s Catholic School on 54 Eastern Avenue in Barton will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue and Tag Sale on Sunday, August 31. Tag sale begins at 10 a.m., barbecue lunch will be served at noon. Menu includes freshly grilled chicken halves, variety of salads, homemade desserts, and beverages. Cost is $9.95, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 525-6578.

 

LAKE PARKER OLD-TIME COMMUNITY SOCIAL, POTLUCK & MUSIC JAM

Come meet, eat, and sing with your neighbors at the Lake Parker Old-time Community Social, Potluck and Music Jam on Sunday, August 31, from 3 to 6 p.m. Tour the 1798 original Glover settlement, see the archaeology dig, learn about this community treasure. Learn old-time games and pioneer skills. Bring a dish, bring an instrument (or your voice). Fun for all ages. Alcohol-free event. Sponsored by Glover Pioneer Camp and Lake Parker Association. For more information, call 525-4051 or e-mail gloverpioneercamp@gmail.com.

 

POND-A-THON FUN RUN

The eighth annual Pond-A-Thon Fun Run will be held on Sunday, August 31, in Island Pond. The Pond-A-Thon is a family-oriented race around the lake for all ability of runners, walkers, and bikers. Proceeds benefit Taini Mae Kinney Memorial Scholarship Fund for Northeast Kingdom residents seeking higher education. The “full pond” race is 5.5 miles and the “half pond” race is 2.5 miles. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under, and free for kids under five. Donations welcome. Max is $100 for a family. Register at www.pondathon.webconnex.com/registration.

 

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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 CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT CONCERTS IN HARDWICK

Craftsbury Chamber Players will present concerts each Thursday evening from July 17 to August 21, at 8 p.m., at the Hardwick Town House on Church Street. Tickets on sale at the door at 7:15 p.m.: Adults $25, students $10, children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT FREE CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FRIENDS

Craftsbury Chamber Players will present Free Mini Concerts for Children and Their Friends Thursdays to August 21, at 2 p.m. Concert on August 7 will be held at East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church. Concerts on August 14 and 21 will be held at Greensboro United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. Buy at www.jayvt.com, Jay Town Hall or participating businesses. For more information, call (802) 343-5687. A Jay Focus Group fundraiser.

 

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

Newport Area Community Orchestra will resume its regular rehearsals (Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) on August 5, 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/contact-us.html or call 766-3021.

 

NEWPORT COMMUNITY SENIOR MEALS

Fridays at noon at 125 Main Street, between Coventry and Center streets across from the laundromat. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for anyone interested in playing card games, board games, or just to socialize. Meals will be served at noon. 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.

 

NEWPORT’S GARDNER PARK RESTORATION SNACK BAR OPEN

Gardner Park Restoration snack bar is open for business! Being run as a fundraiser for Gardner Park Restoration during all softball games (Monday through Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30). The snack bar serves hot dogs, burgers, home fries, plus a variety of snacks and cold drinks. For anyone with the Gardner Park Restoration discount card, get a free drink with any $3 snack bar purchase.

 

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.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM CRAFT CIRCLES

The Old Stone House Museum will be open through October 15 and will offer a variety of craft circles this season. For more information, call the museum at (802) 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

Knitters Circle: 1st Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Quilters Circle: 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon to 3 p.m.

Spinners Circle: 3rd Wednesday of the month from noon to 3 p.m.

Basket Making Workshops: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Basket Making Classes: Please call for dates.

Blacksmith Classes & Hammer-ins: Please call for dates and times.

 

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

 

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. Poetry Writing Workshop: Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. downstairs at the library. No prior experience required. Novices and seasoned writers welcome. Refreshments.

 

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. Teens can call to register for our next two Vermont Maker programs: E-Textiles or Jolts & Volts. Sunday, August 24, at 7 p.m.: public screening of an interview with Alice, holocaust survivor. Her niece Peggy Sapphire will share an excerpt of the interview, and lead a discussion following the film. All programs are free and open to the public.

 

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. 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. Special Summer Reading programs: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for grades K-4.

 

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 forages 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. Free lunch served to any child 18 years old or younger, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:45 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., at the library. Free lunch will also be served to children on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 11:45 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., at the United Church in Greensboro. 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 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. Basic Internet: Skills for adult learners Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. Pre-school Story Time: Fridays at 2 p.m. to August 15 (6 sessions).

 

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. 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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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 MUSEUM

97 Water Street, Barton. 525-3084. Like us on Facebook. Museum open every Sunday, June through August, from 1– 4 p.m. or by appointment. We are always happy to open up for you. Always free admission. Crystal Lake Falls Historic District (also known as the Brick Kingdom, which is open from dawn to dusk) 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. (802) 525-3031. www.breadandpuppet.org. Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November 1. One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. Donations appreciated. The 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. 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.

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Located off Route 105, on Museum Drive in West Charleston. (802) 723-4833. Open every Wednesday, June through August, from 2–4 p.m., or by appointment.

 

COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.

 

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.

 

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Main Street in Derby. Open Sunday afternoons in July, August and September from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

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.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

        29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. (802) 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Open Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Special Summer Exhibit, Antique Toys: Toys made before 1960. Curated by Gina Jenkins and Erika Karp. Featured are toys made in Greensboro, played with in Greensboro, and played with by people who live in Greensboro. Some old toys are out on tables to be played with while others are on shelves to be admired. 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. Open Monday 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. Hosting an exhibit on loan from Vermont Folklife Center, The Golden Cage. Exhibit runs until September 6. Mandala Community Art Project: Join members of the MAC Art Center to help create a woven representation of Newport, its people and vision for the future. The completed project will be on display at the art center in August.

 

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. New Showcases: In Search of Memphre, a photographic exhibit by Barbara Malloy, Memphre’s dracontologist.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. (802) 533-2045 or eve@millersthumbgallery.comDemos & Desserts: Saturdays from 2 to 5 p.m.

 

MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Former Morgan Center Church on the corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road. (802) 723-5907. Open Mondays from 9 a.m.–noon and Wednesdays from 1–3 p.m., July 1 through September 15. Exhibits, maps, documents, and “Church Mouse” gift shop.

 

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 open through October 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. See dated section for events.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. Exhibit by Ben Barnes, “New Landscape and Still Life Paintings.” Showing until September 8.

 

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 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. A new exhibit, Vermont Artists Represent Vermont People, will open Friday, August 22, at 5 p.m. Featuring works by Mary Alice Brenner, Natalie Guillette, Daniel Kelley, Marjorie Kramer, Marie LaPrè Grabon, Tom Livermore, Diane Peel, and Sam Thurston. For more information, call (802) 323-7759.

 

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.org.Visit website for current hours. First Friday Art Talks. On Friday, August 22, at 7 p.m.: Sharon Moffatt discusses her techniques in silversmithing and precious metal clay. She will be talking about her creative process and will demonstrate some techniques as well.

 

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.

 

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. Presenting Caspian Arts — Individual Perspectives until August 31.

 

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.comand 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. Final exhibition of summer (August 21 to September 7) featuring Hollis Klein, oil painting, and Dimitri Vouliouris, photography. The vernissage will be on Saturday, August 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. All welcome.

 

FARMERS MARKETS

 

CRAFTSBURY FARMER’S MARKET

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Columbus Day weekend on the green in Craftsbury Common.

 

GREENSBORO FARMER’S MARKET

Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

 

HARDWICK FARMER’S MARKET

Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.

 

JAY VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET

        Saturdays till September 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., adjacent to Jay Country Store. Looking for vegetable vendors and anyone interested in providing music from 12 to 2 p.m. Contact Kim Covert at Covertessentials@cloud.com. The market accepts Farm to Family coupons.

 

NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET

        Every Saturday until October 18 and every Wednesday until October 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the causeway across from Waterfront Plaza. Rain or shine. Everything is made or grown by local farmers and craft persons. EBT and debit cards accepted. Farm-to-family coupon site. For more information, e-mail newportvtfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

 

WESTFIELD LADIES ON THE COMMON

Baked goods, Rada cutlery, craft items, household goods, yard sale items, and vegetables, on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the beginning of October, weather permitting.

 

WESTMORE FARMERS MARKET

        Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m., at Westmore Community Hall, through August 25. For more information, call Mark Stevens at 754-6585.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

ST. PAUL’S SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT & BARBECUE

St. Paul’s School Golf Tournament, an annual school fundraiser, will be held on Saturday, September 6, at Barton Golf Club on Telfer Hill in Barton. This is a 4-person scramble with contests, a raffle, and prizes. $40 per person fee includes fees, water, and snack. Golf carts are not included but can be reserved. Barbecue. RSVP by August 30 to Nancy Rodgers at (802) 525-6677 or Bonnie Currier at (802) 525-3173.

 

ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEEDS ITEMS FOR AUCTION

Please support the Albany Historical Society by donating items to its auction to be held on Monday, September 1, at 2 p.m., after the parade and chicken dinner put on by the Albany Vermont Volunteer Fire Department. Frank Jarvis will be the auctioneer and people who wish to donate items can contact him or Angela Ross (755-6343) to arrange for pickup of items.

 

FLOATS WANTED IN LABOR DAY PARADE IN ALBANY

The Albany Volunteer Fire Department is preparing for its annual Labor Day BBQ on Monday, September 1, at noon. They are looking for people to put floats in the parade, which will be at 11 a.m. If you are interested, please contact the chief at 755-6748. They are also looking for donations of pies and charcoal. If you are able to help out, contact the secretary at 755-6865.

 

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., beginning on September 6, 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.

 

WHAG LOOKING FOR FINE ARTISTS & CRAFTERS FOR VILLAGE FINE ARTS SHOW

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is preparing for the 20th year of the Village Fine Arts Show, which is now known as the Village Arts and Crafts Show and is moving to a new venue. WHAG invites fine artists and crafters to participate in this event, which will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, at the Degre Auction House on Route 100 in Westfield. For more information or to find the application, visit www.woodenhorsearts.com/events.shtml or call (802) 988-4300.

 

GOOD TIME CO-ED VOLLEYBALL SIGNUP

The Good Time Co-Ed Volleyball League is seeking teams and individuals to play in their 2014 volleyball league. The season will begin in a couple of weeks at NCUHS, with games starting at 6 p.m. The league will take up to 14 teams and each team must have two females on the court at all times. Rosters and entrance fee must be in by the first league game. Anyone that is interested or has any questions, contact Reg Shafe at 334-2531.

 

WHAG ANNOUNCES FALL SCHOLARSHIP ROUND

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Fall Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications for the fall round of up to $300 will be accepted beginning July 1, 2014. The round will be closed to applicants on November 1, 2014. Complete information about the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund, the recipients and applications are at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/scholarships.shtml. Donations to the fund are welcomed and fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code.

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