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, JULY 30

 

TASTE OF NEWPORT CULINARY FESTIVAL

The 4th annual Taste of Newport, a one-of-a-kind culinary festival featuring signature dishes from Newport chefs, will take place on Wednesday, July 30, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Gateway Center in Newport. Live music, chance to win an evening cruise on The Northern Star. One ticket provides a taste from each of the restaurants taking part. Tickets are available by calling (802) 323-1056 or online at http://tasteofnewportvt.brownpapertickets.com/.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT IN HARDWICK

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will hold a concert on Thursday, July 31, at the Hardwick Town House in Hardwick at 8 p.m., featuring music by Beethoven, Miaskovsky, and Mendelssohn. 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 1-800-639-3443 or 586-9814, or visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

SOLAR ENERGY OPTIONS AT CHARLESTON OFFICE

The Charleston Subcommittee on Solar Energy Options will meet Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m., at the town of Charleston office. All welcome. For more information, call 723-5951.

 

STATEWIDE CoSA TRAINING COMES TO NEWPORT

Specialized volunteer training is coming to Newport on Thursday, July 31, via the Newport Community Justice Center, Inc. “Circles of Support and Accountability” (CoSA) are groups of community members who “walk with” and advise newly released offenders as they reintegrate into the community. To learn more about CoSAs or volunteer work with the Newport Community Justice Center, contact them at 487-9327, or e-mail bmorrow@kingdomjustice.org.

 

NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND

The Newport Area Concert Band will play a concert at the gazebo in Gardner Park in Newport every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through August. In 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 p.m. at the North Country Junior High School in Derby. For more information please call 754-8580.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

 

MARION STEGNER SHOW & SALE IN GREENSBORO

Marion Stegner will hold a Show & Sale of fine jewelry that she has designed and created on Friday, August 1, from noon to 5 p.m., at The People Barn at 518 Laurendon Avenue in Greensboro. For more information, visit www.marionstegner.com. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to The Hardwick Area Food Pantry.

 

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. Friday, August 1, will feature the Hornbeam Band (alternative country/rock). Weekly 50-50 raffle with proceeds going toward the band. Sponsored by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce.

 

FIRST FRIDAY FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IN DERBY LINE

Head to the Derby Line Village Hall, located on Main Street in Derby Line, for a free family movie night on August 1. Movies will begin at 7 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the sale of concessions will benefit the Derby Line Events Committee. Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult, Please, no outside food or drink. To join their e-mail list so you can receive the monthly newsletter that lets you know the title of each month’s movie, contact the village hall at 802-873-3420 or myersbethany@hotmail.com.

 

HERMANNS ROYAL LIPIZZAN STALLIONS IN BARTON

Hermanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions will perform at Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton, Friday, August 1 to Sunday, August 3. For more information, visit www.hlipizzans.com or call the fairgrounds at 802-525-3555.

 

OLIVER! AT HASKELL OPERA HOUSE IN DERBY LINE

Oliver!, a British musical by Lionel Bart, brought to you by QNEK Productions at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line. Based on the Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist follows his fortune around Victorian London. Shows on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $7 for Community Circle, available from the QNEK Box Office at (802) 334-2216, www.qnek.com, or from Catamount Arts Box Office at 888-757-5559 or www.catamountarts.org, or for purchase at MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport.

 

“THE SITUATION” SHOW AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will perform “The Situation” on Sunday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m.  Suggested donation $10 – no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

 

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN BARTON

A Chicken Pie Supper will be held at Barton United Church on Saturday, August 2. Three seatings at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. Complete dinner with dessert pies. $10 for adults, $5 for children under 10, free under 6. Reservations suggested. For more information, call 525-3242.

 

CLAN OF THE HAWK NATIVE WEEKEND GATHERING IN EVANSVILLE

Join the Clan of the Hawk for a Native Gathering of Nations on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3. Native dancers, drummers, storytellers, children’s activities, Native American craftspeople with displays and goods for sale, and demonstrations of craft making. Museum, fish fry, camping. Family entertainment. Free parking and free admission. Tribal grounds are on Route 58 in Evansville, three miles from the village of Orleans. For more information, call (802) 754-2817 or e-mail ETPVT@aol.com.

 

SUMMER CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY & CREATIVITY

On Saturday, August 2, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Art House, a community art center on Craftsbury Common, will hold a Summer Celebration of community and creativity at Houston House at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common. Featuring door prizes, “Heads and Tales,” and Hula Hoop contests for additional prizes, a silent auction, door prizes, live music, cash bar, and barbecue. $15 for individual, $25 for a couple. Buy tickets at door or at www.VTArtHouse.org.  All proceeds benefit the year-round arts programs at The Art House. For more information, visit www.vermontarthouse.org/celebration.

 

TREASURES & SMALL ANTIQUES SALE IN WESTMORE

Treasures and small antiques will be available in the old Westmore Town Clerk’s building across from the Community Hall and Memorial Park on Saturday, August 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event supports the Memorial Park and building maintenance projects.

 

CHICKEN BARBECUE & CRUISE NIGHT AT ELKS LODGE IN DERBY

A Chicken Barbecue and Cruise Night with Cars of Yesteryear will be held Saturday, August 2, at Newport Elks Lodge #2155 on Route 5 in Derby. Barbecue starts at 5 p.m., Cruise Night starting at 4 p.m. $10. Menu includes 1/2 chicken, homemade potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, and roll. Cash bar. Open to the public. For more information, call Thomas Maloney at 334-8400.

 

OLD-FASHIONED HYMN SING IN EAST CRAFTSBURY

On Saturday, August 2, at 7 p.m., all are invited to the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church for a community hymn sing accompanied by John Weaver at both reed and pipe organs.

 

COMMUNITY CIRCUS REHEARSAL AT B&P FARM

A community circus rehearsal will be held on Saturday, August 2, 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.

 

KINGDOM TRIATHLON

On Saturday, August 2, a Kingdom Triathlon — Aquaman Even Up, Ollie Even Up, and Sprint options — will be held. For more information, visit www.kingdomtriathlon.org.

 

DAILEY LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE

Dailey Memorial Library in Derby is holding its annual Book Sale on Saturday August 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063.

 

SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR IN DERBY

There will be a Summer Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Derby Elks Lodge. To benefit Dailey Memorial Library. For more information, call the library at 766-5063.

 

ANTIQUE SHOW IN IRASBURG

An Antique Show will be held at Bob’s Quick Stop on Route 14 in Irasburg, on Saturday, August 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. People are welcome to set up tables for a yard sale or craft tables. For more information, call Bob’s at (802) 754-2104 or Alton Whipple at (802) 334-8840.

 

DEMOS & DESSERTS IN GREENSBORO

Demos and Desserts in Greensboro will be held on Saturday, August 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Miller’s Thumb Gallery, 14 Breezy Avenue, in Greensboro. This week will feature watercolor and mixed-media artist Sarah Rosedahl of North Hero. Sarah will be doing a book signing for her book, Chickens! Illustrated chicken breeds A to Z, as well as demonstrating her watercolor techniques. Come ask questions, watch art being created, talk chickens, and enjoy sweet ideas. For more information, call Eve at 533-2045 or e-mail eve@millersthumbgallery.com.

 

FUNDRAISER 5K FUN RUN IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

On Saturday, August 2, the Craftsbury Academy Class of 2016 will hold a fundraiser 5K Fun Run in Craftsbury Common. Sign-in begins at 7:45 a.m. and race will start at 8:30 a.m. A children’s race and activities (ages 5 to 12) will take place beginning at 8:15 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to all runners and children. Register now for $12 or wait until race day for $15. For registration and more information, visit www.ca2016.org or e-mail craftsbury2016@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

 

OLD HOME SUNDAY DINNER IN HOLLAND

The Holland Historical Society will hold its annual Old Home Sunday Dinner on August 3, from noon to 3 p.m., located on Gore Road in Holland. $7 for adults, $3 for children. Ham dinner with homemade baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, and homemade pies. Also free tours and silent auction.

 

ISLAND POND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

The 47th annual meeting of the Island Pond Historical Society will be held Sunday, August 3, at 1 p.m., at the American Legion Brighton Post 80 on Railroad Street in Island Pond. Guest speaker is Mark Maghini, Wildlife Refuge Manager from the Nulhegan Basin Division of the Sylvio O. Conte Fish and Wildlife Refuge. The public is invited.

 

PARADE OF PETS AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

The 2nd annual Parade of Pets will be held Sunday, August 3, at 2 p.m., during the Gathering of Nations weekend at the Clan of the Hawk. All kinds of pets welcome. Prizes for all. Free parking, free admission, free museum, and free entry to Pet Parade. Come Saturday and Sunday for Gathering of Nations. Drumming, singing, stories, museum, fish fry, camping. All welcome. Clan grounds are on Route 58 in Evansville, three miles from I-91, exit 26. For more information, call (802) 754-2817 or visit ETPVT@aol.com.

 

“THE NOTHING IS NOT READY” CIRCUS & PAGEANT AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will perform “The Nothing is Not Ready Circus and Pageant” on Sunday, August 3, continuing each Sunday through August 24. Museum tour at 1 p.m. Sideshows at 2 p.m. Circus at 3 p.m. Following will be a guest performance of Bread by Sue Bettmann, and a new Woodshed Gallery show, and reception for artist Barbara Leber; her exhibition of paintings will be up through August 18th. An evening of poetry with Burt Porter and Lindsay Knowlton. Suggested donation $10 – no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

HISTORY LECTURE ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN BROWNINGTON

Historian and author Lyn Blackwell will present a program on Sunday, August 3, at 3 p.m., at the Brownington Village Church (across from the Old Stone House Museum). Ms. Blackwell will explore the origins of Clarina Howard Nichols and her contributions to the women’s rights movement in Vermont and Kansas in the 1850s. Sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Old Stone House Museum. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the museum at (802) 754-2022.

 

WILD EDIBLE VERMONT MUSHROOM CLASS & FIELD TRIP AT NORTHWOODS

On Sunday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., join wild mushroom experts and educators Nova Kim and Les Hook for the day. Learn about Vermont’s wild mushrooms! The day will include an audiovisual presentation; ID and collection techniques for culinary purposes and confidently collecting for yourself. The time in the woods will be spent learning mushroom collecting skills, followed by food preparation and tasting. Each participant will be provided with a download of “A Guide to Wild Harvesting & Ethics and a Mushroom ID Spore Print Card.” $50 fee required in advance. Rain or shine (dress appropriately). No dogs. Group is limited to 20. Reserve early. For more information or to register, visit www.northwoodscenter.org or call 802-723-6551, extension 115.

 

CARS OF YESTERYEAR AT INTERNATIONAL CAR SHOW IN NEWPORT

Cars of Yesteryear will be at the 31st International Car Show, at North Country Union High School in Newport on Sunday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

 

BARTON ARTISTS CO-OP PLANNING GROUP MEETING

Further discussion of Barton on Artists Co-op Planning Group (and possible coffee house) will be held Monday, August 4, from 5 to 6:45 p.m., at the former Village Corner Store, 155 Main Street, beside E.M. Brown’s. Please bring a lawn chair. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested. Refreshments served. For more information, contact conveners Andrew Estes, Deborah Crane-Foote (craneandfoote.arts@gmail.com), Rich Royer from Barton Chamber of Commerce (525-0084), or Adrien/Ed Helm (525-3740).

 

RANGER GIVE AND GO BASKETBALL CAMP

Improve your basketball skills at the Ranger Give and Go Basketball Camp, held at Lake Region Union High School from August 4 to 8. For students going into grades 3, 4, and 5: 9 a.m. to noon; for students going into grades 6, 7, and 8: 1 to 4 p.m. There is a charge for the camp. If you have questions, call Mark Tinker at 754-2351.

 

SURVIVAL DAY CAMP AT NORTHWOODS

On Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7, a Survival Day Camp will be held for ages 6 to 13, at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston. Overnight on Wednesday. $175, scholarships available. Favorite summer pastimes and hands-on practice of outdoor survival skills. Activities include shelter building, fire-making, orienteering, tracking, and archery alongside team games, canoeing, hiking, and swimming. For more information or to register, visit www.northwoodscenter.org or call 802-723-6551, extension 115.

 

VFT MUSICAL COMEDY CAMP IN ORLEANS

        Vermont Family Theatre will hold a Musical Comedy Camp on from Monday, August 4 to Friday, August 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily at Orleans Municipal Building. For ages 5 and up with at least some stage experience in either dance or with a theatre group. Great for the camper who loves to perform. To register, call VFT at 754-2187, or visit www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com for full details on each camp. Performance will be on Friday, August 8, at 7 p.m.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA TO RESUME REHEARSALS

Newport Area Community Orchestra will resume its regular rehearsals on Tuesday, August 5, at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. The orchestra has openings for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, bassoon, and oboe. If you would like to join, contact the orchestra at http://www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/contact-us.html or (802) 766-3021.

 

GARRET KEIZER AT THE GALAXY BOOKSHOP

        On Tuesday, August 5, The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick will host the debut event of Garret Keizer’s tour for his new book, Getting Schooled: The Reeducation of an American Teacher. Mr. Keizer will discuss his book at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com.

 

THINKING ABOUT GOING TO COLLEGE?

        An Open House is being held at CCV Newport on Tuesday, August 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., at its Newport Academic Center at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport. Learn about CCV — its academic programs, financial aid options, and career possibilities. There will also be samples of local foods and views of Lake Memphremagog. For more information, contact Todd Gratton, CCV Newport, at (802) 334-3387 or Raymond.gratton@ccv.edu.

 

SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD & PUPPET

A Shape Note Sing will be held Tuesday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. (and every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. 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.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

 

RUMMAGE, BAKE SALE & TREASURES ROOM SALE

The annual Rummage, Bake Sale and Treasures Room sale will be held on Wednesday, August 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Community Hall in Westmore. Donations and setup on Tuesday, August 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event supports the Ladies Aid Scholarship program. For more information, call Millie at 525-8862.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT IN HARDWICK

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will hold a concert on Thursday, August 7, at the Hardwick Town House in Hardwick at 8 p.m., featuring music by Beethoven, Honegger, and Rachmaninoff. 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 1-800-639-3443 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.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

 

“THE SITUATION” SHOW AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will perform “The Situation” on Sunday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m.  Suggested donation $10 – no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

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. Friday, August 8, will feature Mark Shelton (rock & roll oldies). Weekly 50-50 raffle with proceeds going toward the band. Sponsored by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce.

 

HERMANNS ROYAL LIPIZZAN STALLIONS IN BARTON

Hermanns Royal Lipizzan Stallions will perform at Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton, Friday, August 8 to Sunday, August 10. For more information, visit www.hlipizzans.com or call the fairgrounds at 802-525-3555.

 

CONSERVATION CORPS CELEBRATION & ALUMNI REUNION WEEKEND AT NORTHWOODS

On Friday, August 8, and Saturday, August 9, the summer Conservation Corps season concludes with this traditional Celebration and Open House event. Free (registration required for some alumni events). Join NorthWoods Conservation Corps staff and crews at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston as they celebrate 20 years of conservation service with lumberjack and field events, educational displays, awards, and presentations. Past crewmembers and leaders are invited to attend several special alumni events. Visit the NorthWoods Conservation Corps and Alumni pages for details. For more information or to register, visit www.northwoodscenter.orgor call 802-723-6551, extension 115.

 

BANJO DAN’S BLUEGRASS REVUE AT HASKELL OPERA HOUSE IN DERBY LINE

Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue is back for another exclusive Haskell Opera House engagement on Friday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m., in Derby Line. Dan and Willy Lindner carry on the tradition of Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys with a lively, entertaining program of great old songs of all kinds, including imaginative new songs of their own creation. Also featuring Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing. All tickets $18 American or Canadian. Available at the Haskell Opera House at www.haskellopera.com, 802-873-3022 or 819-876-2471; at Catamount Arts at www.catamountarts.org or 888-757-5559; or at Country Thyme at 60 Route 111 or (802) 766-2852. Advance purchase is encouraged though tickets will also be available at the door.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

 

VERMONT’S PREMIER ATV EVENT IN DANVILLE

VASA’s big event and Vermont’s premier ATV event, will take place Saturday, August 9, in Danville (on Route 2, right next to Marty’s First Stop). Mud bogs, tug-o-war, obstacle course, poker ride. The fun lasts all day starting at 8 a.m. Free admission, participants pay $5 per run. ATV dealers, food vendors, and much more. Participants must have valid VASA membership. Helmets are required. For more information about VASA, visit www.vtvasa.org.

 

30th CLASS REUNION AT LRUHS — CLASS OF 1984

        There will be a 30th Class Reunion — Class of 1984 — on Saturday, August 9, starting at 5 p.m., at 1362 Lake Region Road in Orleans. Bring a lawn chair and hors d’oeuvre to share. Overnight camping available on site. For more information, contact Jeff Harper at Jharper1@remax.net or (802) 673-6396 or Gigi Poginy at Giselepoginy@gmail.com or (802) 323-4624.

 

DERBY LINE COMMUNITY DAY

Derby Line Community Day will be held on Saturday, August 9. Free music, entertainment, activities, and demonstrations for the entire family in Baxter Park in Derby Line. You can also shop at the many vendors. Two fundraisers to support the day — bingo at the village hall at 1 p.m. and a Tupperware fundraiser at the information booth. For a schedule of events and information, visit http://myersbethany.wix.com/derbylineday or call (802) 873-3420.

 

DERBY LINE VILLAGE WIDE YARD SALE

The annual Derby Line Village Wide Yard Sale is held in conjunction with the Derby Line Community Day on August 9. Yard sale maps will be available on August 8 and 9 at the Derby Line Village Hall. If you would like to add your yard sale to the yard sale map, contact Bethany by August 4 at (802) 873-3028 or myersbethany@hotmail.com. To help cover the cost of printing the maps and advertising, participants are asked to please donate $3 to $5.

 

JAY SUMMER FEST

The 7th annual Jay Summer Fest will be held on Saturday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Jay. Events include, but are not limited to, Jay Community Recreational Centre Great Land Trust Rush Race: 5K Hike/Bike/Run registration at 8:30 a.m., starts at 9 a.m., tag sale fundraiser, over 50 vendors including Jay Village Farmers Market. Parade, pony rides, silent auction fundraiser. Music with Deb Murphy and the Echos. Horseshoe tournament at Jay Village Inn at 12:30 p.m. Wooden Horse Arts Guild – Art on the Fence. American Red Cross blood drive, King Arthur Flour sponsored Quick Bread Contest, kids games and activities. Buy a Cow Plop 50-50 ticket for a chance to win up to $1,800. Much more! Plenty of free parking. For applications, rules, on-line entry, visit www.jayvt.com or call (802) 343-5687.

 

BOOK LAUNCHING RECEPTION FOR AUTHOR LOUISE ABBOTT IN NEWPORT

A book launching reception will be held for author Louise Abbott on Saturday, August 9, at 3 p.m., at the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center’s Brown Dog Bistro in Newport. Ms. Abbott’s new book is Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History, Volume I.

 

DEMOS & DESSERTS IN GREENSBORO

Demos and Desserts in Greensboro will be held on Saturday, August 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Miller’s Thumb Gallery, 14 Breezy Avenue, in Greensboro. This week will feature silk scarf artist and painter Maggie Neale of Montpelier. She will demonstrate the techniques behind her hand painted scarves and abstract paintings. Come ask questions, watch art being created, and enjoy sweet treats. For more information, call Eve at 533-2045 or e-mail eve@millersthumbgallery.com.

 

HISTORY OF WILLOUGHBY LAKE PRESENTED IN WESTMORE

Dick Simpson will once again present his slide program, “The History of Willoughby Lake, 1850 to Today, Then & Now,” on Saturday, August 9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Westmore Fellowship Hall. Hundreds of pictures of the area will be shown from the 1850s to the 1940s with slides of the same locations today. A $5 adult donation is suggested to benefit Orleans County Historical Society. Children and students high school age and under are free. For directions and more information, call Dick at 525-3723.

 

KINGDOM RUN IN IRASBURG

Kingdom Run, a half-marathon plus 5K and 10K Runs on scenic dirt roads beginning and ending on Irasburg Common, will be held Saturday, August 9. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m., race starts at 8:30 a.m. Walkers welcome. Munchies buffet, blueberry sundaes, and prizes follow the race. To benefit the Northeast Kingdom Spay-Neuter Program. For more information, visit www.kingdomrun.org or call 802-766-5310.

 

COMMUNITY CIRCUS REHEARSAL AT B&P FARM

A community circus rehearsal will be held on Saturday, August 9, 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.

 

SWIM THE KINGDOM WEEK

Swim the Kingdom Week — 8 lakes over 9 days — will be held from Saturday, August 9 to Sunday, August 17. Swim One or Swim All — Caspian, Island Pond, Green River Reservoir, Seymour, Massawippi, Memphremagog, Willoughby, and Caspian. For more information, visit www.kingdomswim.org or www.kingdomgames.co.

 

WHAG WITH ART ON THE FENCE AT JAY SUMMER FEST

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild will again be under the tent with Art on the Fence at the Jay Summer Fest on Saturday, August 9. This annual event draws painters, photographers, and mixed media artists from around the area. We encourage visitors to the area to also enter their work for cash or ribbon awards and the very coveted People’s Choice. You will find the entry application at www.woodenhorsearts.com/events. A professional critique is offered for each entry. WHAG is looking forward to a full to overflowing of Art on the Fence entries.

 

OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FIELD DAY AT SHEFFIELD CHURCH

On Saturday, August 9, an Old-Fashioned Family Field Day will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sheffield Federated Church on 97 Berry Hill Road in Sheffield. Face painting, balloons, sack and egg races, hot dogs, popsicles, and more. A special service at the church will take place at 4:30 p.m. with Bishop Rick Callahan.

 

CRAFTSBURY OLD HOME DAY

Craftsbury Old Home Day is Saturday, August 9 in Craftsbury Common starting with the traditional Pet Show at 9:30 a.m. The highlight of the day is a parade beginning at 1 p.m. Kids games 10-11:30 a.m., kids field games start at 11:30 a.m. The Dunking Booth and Bounce House open from 10 a.m. to noon. Craftsbury Historical Society will be open with exhibits and Craftsbury history, the Craftsbury Fire Department will serve hamburgers and hot dogs, the United Church will hold a yard sale. Also Farmers Market, lawn tractor and 4-wheeler pulls, child-sized train, and a DJ in the evening.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

 

OLD STONE HOUSE DAY IN BROWNINGTON

Old Stone House Day, the museum’s biggest annual event of the year, will be held Sunday, August 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations of traditional skills, crafts and a farmers market, children’s activities, a museum open house, music, and, food. This year’s theme is “The Northern Forest — Past, Present and Future.” Free admission, $5 for parking. For more information, visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org or call 754-2022.

 

“THE NOTHING IS NOT READY” CIRCUS & PAGEANT AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will perform “The Nothing is Not Ready Circus and Pageant” on Sunday, August 10, continuing each Sunday through August 24. Museum tour at 1 p.m. Sideshows at 2 p.m. Circus at 3 p.m. Following will be a performance by Poncili, and paintings by artist Barbara Leber featured in the Woodshed Gallery; her exhibition will be up through August 18th. Suggested donation $10 – no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

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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, July 17 to August 21, at 2 p.m. Concerts on July 17 and 24 will be held at Hardwick Town House on Church Street. Concerts on July 31 and 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. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m., at the Newport Community Justice “living room.” Enter through the front door.

 

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, bassoon, and oboe. 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. Also open on the evening of July 4th with glow stick necklaces and bracelets also available. Also open during both women’s and men’s state softball tournaments, the weekends of July 18-20 and July 25-27.

 

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 every month (except July, August, and January), from 1 to 3 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. Screening of Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie — One State: Mondays at 7 p.m. through August 11, each part 80 to 90 minutes in length. 30 minute discussion led by Ed and Adrien Helm will follow. 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. $1 = Literary Happiness: The downstairs depository will be open to the public on August 4, 6, and 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. Mysteries, action thrillers, romance, sci-fi and fantasy, westerns, children’s, Time-Life series, DIY, self-help, and other nonfiction will be available. For $1 you may take as many books as you want. Bring boxes or bags and your friends!

 

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. Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program, Tuesdays, 4–5 p.m. through August 5, with special activities for ages 5 to 12. Teens can call to register for our next two Vermont Maker programs: E-Textiles or Jolts & Volts. The library and United Church of Craftsbury are hosting a Free Lunch Program Monday through Friday 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., for anyone under age 18, served from the church. 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. Stories on the Lawn: Tuesday mornings at 10:30 through July 29 for children up to age 8. Free lunches served to children. To reserve lunches, call 766-5063. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Family Book Discussions: On Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., for grade 6 and up. Other members of family are invited. August 19: Pie by Sarah Weeks. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page. Annual Book Sale: Saturday, August 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

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. Story Time Yoga: Wednesdays at 10 a.m. — July 30, August 6 and 13. 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.

 

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). Lego Club: 2 p.m., Wednesdays until August 6.

 

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. Naturalist Jason Brueck of Siskin/Coutts will present Archery for Kids on Friday, July 25, from 2 p.m. The program is geared for ages 5 through 12. After sharing some great hunting stories in children’s books, they will head outside to practice their own hunting skills with kid-sized bows and arrows.

 

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. Summer Hours: Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m., and 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: A new show and reception for artist Barbara Leber following the pageant on Sunday, August 2. Her exhibition will be up through August 18th.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 –11 a.m. and Wednesdays 1–3 p.m., July, August and September. Exhibits, maps, documents, and a 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. New exhibit for the month of July: Havana Comes to Newport II.

 

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. Celebrating insect diversity with a group show called Insectopia. Show will be up until August 9. On Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m., Beth Prondzinski, director of collections at Fairbanks Museum, will speak on the history of the Fairbanks’ insect collection.

 

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.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. Anna Baker Revisited, a small retrospective of the Barton-by-way-of-Canada painter whose wry and elegant paintings have charmed and bemused us for many years. Showing through August 4.

 

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.org.Visit website for current hours. First Friday Art Talks.

 

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 from July 20 to 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. Art on the Fenceat Jay Summer Fest on August 9, 2014. Application at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/events.  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. Exhibition of work by four artists from Montreal and area: Vera David-Heisler (sculpture, painting), Michael Towe (photography), Gabriel Safdie (photography), and Daniel Croteau (mixed media) from July 31 to August 17. Vernissage on Saturday, August 2, 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, call 274-8206.

 

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

 

LAKE REGION FALL BASEBALL SIGN-UPS

The deadline for registration for fall baseball is no later than Monday, August 11. Boys and girls who played the regular season are eligible if they will be 9, 10, or 11 on April 30. No fee for participation. Games will be Sundays, beginning on or around August 17. Forms are available at Lapierre Equipment (formerly Desmarais Equipment) in Orleans.

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE CAMPS

August 11-15, Orleans Municipal Building, Advanced Dance Camp, ages 10 and up.

August 11-15, Orleans Municipal Building, Advanced Band Camp, ages 10 and up.

 

PHOTO FUN CONTEST FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Young photographers in grades 5 through 8 and 9 through 12 in Vermont are invited to enter the 3rd Photo Fun Contest given by Wooden Horse Arts Guild. In order to enter, pre-register by e-mailing Camilla@woodenhorsearts.com by August 1, 2014. Include your name, address, grade, and the camera you will use. Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a packet that will include the entry application, the photo categories, and the awards of cash, ribbons, and certificates to be given in each grade group. To help you better understand photography and the use of your camera in taking pictures of many and varied subjects, you will be invited to attend a free seminar date and time to be determined when all registrations have been received. The instructor of the seminar is Robin Leavitt of Robin Leavitt Photography of Casco, Maine, www.robinleavittphotography.com.

 

BILL KOCH SKI LEAGUE SUMMER DAYCAMP

Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC) Bill Koch Ski League Summer Daycamp registration is now open. August 11 to 15: join in daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the center. Sign up now for a week of outdoor activities including mountain biking, rollerskiing, sculling, canoeing, orienteering, biathlon, games, and more. This camp is open for ages 8 to 13 and all skill levels are welcome regardless of whether you are a seasoned ski racer or wanting to try out a new sport. This is an opportunity to learn new skills, play outside, and enjoy a memorable week ending with an adventure race and pizza party. $135 ($110 for COC members) for the first child for the 5-day camp and $110 ($85 for members) for each individual child that week. For more information as well as links to registration, visit www.craftsbury.com/members/club/bkl.htm.

 

REGISTER FOR 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.

 

REGISTER FOR POND-A-THON FUN RUN

Register now for the eighth annual Pond-A-Thon Fun Run 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.

 

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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