Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

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**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and priority is given to events in Orleans County. We reserve the right to omit events, especially events that run weekly, if needed. Deadline for event submissions is Monday at noon. Thank you!

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

 

APRIL VACATION FUN AT THE JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

On Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m., the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick will have a very special story time, featuring the Traveling Storyteller performing The Three Billy Goats Gruff and hosting a special craft. This story time is best for children ages birth to six. On Thursday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, the library will host a family board game morning. On Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. there will be a movie showing of Mary Poppins with cider and popcorn available. For more information about vacation week events at the library, visit www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org or call 472-5948.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

 

COLUMBIA FOREST PRODUCTS LOG YARD & PLANT TOUR

The Vermont Woodlands Association invites you to attend a log yard and plant tour at Columbia Forest Products in Newport on Thursday, April 23, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Learn how logs become veneer. Registration is required by April 21 by calling (802) 747-7900 or e-mail info@vermontwoodlands.org.

 

LSC TWILIGHT PLAYERS TO PRESENT HAIR

Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players will be presenting James Rado and Gerome Ragni’s rock musical, Hair, the groundbreaking musical that celebrated the hippie counterculture and revolution of the 1960s. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, April 23 through 25, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26. Admission is by donation (free to LSC students). For more information, contact (802) 626-3663, or Gianna Fregosi at gianna.fregosi@lsc.vsc.edu.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

 

SPRING CELEBRATIONS AT STERLING COLLEGE

Sterling College in Craftsbury Common will be welcoming the community to events on its campus. The first event is the annual Wood and Art Show on Friday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Simpson Hall, Classroom 3. A free community dinner will be held prior to the show at Dunbar Dining Hall at 5:30 p.m. The next event is a concert by the band Granite Junction on Saturday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 586-7711, extension 164, or visit www.sterlingcollege.edu.

 

APRIL VACATION STORY TIME AT GALAXY BOOKSHOP

Bring the kids to The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Friday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. for a special spring story time, geared toward children ages three to seven (but all ages welcome). Free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com.

 

4TH  FRIDAY MUSIC JAM IN DERBY LINE

The 4th Friday Music Jam will be held on Friday, April 24, at the Derby Line Village Hall in Derby Line from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. All levels of singers and musicians welcome. Refreshments also. To benefit music and auto tech scholarships for students from Lake Region and North Country Union High Schools. For more information, call 766-2730.

 

SPRING IS HERE! TAG/BAKE SALE IN NORTH TROY

St. Vincent de Paul Church on Pleasant Street in North Troy will hold a Spring is Here! Tag/Bake Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are available for rent for $10 each. Call 988-2560.

 

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE AT THE HASKELL

QNEK Productions will present Arsenic and Old Lace at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, Vermont–Stanstead, Quebec April 24 through May 3, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by calling the QNEK Box Office at (802) 334-2216, reserving by e-mail at qnek.com, by advance purchase online or by phone at www.catamountarts.org, and the Catamount Arts Box Office at 1-888-757-5559, and by advanced purchase at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport.

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served on Friday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center streets). Come at 11 a.m. to participate in playing cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia’s culinary trainees! This Friday will feature lasagna, focaccia bread, tossed salad, vegetable medley, and strawberry shortcake. For more information, call 487-9380.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

 

MUD SEASON GROOVE AT PARKER PIE

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will be hosting the fifth annual Mud Season Groove at Parker Pie in West Glover on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. featuring live music from the Epidemiks. $10 at the door, raffle prizes, food, and libation. For more information, call 723-6551, extension 115, or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

BENEFIT BINGO IN NEWPORT CENTER

Bingo for Cathy Roberts will be held at the Newport Center Fire Station on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m. Come and win some great prizes. There will be kids’ bingo games also, and lunch and snacks available.

 

LES MISERABLES IN ORLEANS

Les Miserables, the musical Broadway sensation, will be performed by Vermont Family Theatre inside the theater at the Orleans Municipal Building starting Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. and again the following weekend. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and can be bought or reserved online at vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by phone at 754-2187, or purchase tickets at the door. The show is rated PG-13 and the theater is handicapped accessible.

 

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH IN BARTON

A free community lunch will be held at the Barton United Church on Saturday, April 25, at noon, featuring assorted soups, breads, and fruit. All are welcome. Sponsored by the Barton United Church and the West Glover Congregational Church.

 

H.O.P.E. COLOR WALK & RUN IN LYNDONVILLE

The second annual H.O.P.E. Color Walk and Run will be held on Saturday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m. in Lyndonville’s Bandstand Park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and all proceeds benefit H.O.P.E.

 

MAPLE POEMS & STORIES IN ST. JOHNSBURY

On Saturday, April 25, from 1:30 to 3 p.m., during the St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival, readings of maple-related prose and verse will be hosted by the Northeast Storytellers and emceed by group founder Brooke Cullen. This event will take place at the Boxcar and Caboose Bookshop Café at 394 Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury. For more information, e-mail brookequillen@yahoo.com or call (802) 751-5432.

 

UPCYCLING: BETTERING YOUR BAGS

Celebrate Earth Week at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston by bringing in old plastic shopping bags and learning how to turn them from space-taking environmental nuisances into posh and useful accessories with an iron, some waxed paper, and sewing supplies. Held Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $5 per person (and bring plastic bags!). For more information, call (802) 723-6551 or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

 

SUSTAINABILITY BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES

All are invited to attend Sustainability, a free book discussion series sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. The last of four discussions will be hosted by the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby on Sunday, April 26, beginning at 10:30 a.m. On this day, Another Turn of the Crank by Wendell Berry will be discussed. For more information, contact Barbara Whitehill at 766-5063. Free and open to the public.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 27

 

  1. GOV. PHIL SCOTT AT APRIL LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST

The Northeast Kingdom Chamber is pleased to welcome Lt. Gov. Phil Scott as the featured guest speaker at its upcoming legislative breakfast on Monday, April 27, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. The breakfasts are held the last Monday of each month and the public is invited to attend and ask questions. There is a small fee for breakfast. For more details, contact the NEK Chapter at (802) 748-3678 or e-mail director@nekchamber.com.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

 

TEEN IMPROV WORKSHOP WITH IMPROBABLE PLAYERS

A theater improv workshop for youth ages 12 to 22 with the Improbable Players Theater from Boston will be held on Tuesday, April 28, at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport starting at 3:30 p.m. Create a skit in the afternoon and perform in the evening (see event below). Snacks and dinner provided. Free. Sponsored by HealthWorks ONE Coalition. For more information, call the library at 334-2725.

 

IMPROBABLE PLAYERS THEATER PERFORMANCE IN NEWPORT

Boston-based theater group The Improbable Players will do a free performance of “I’ll Never Do That!” on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. After improvisational skits, the actors lead a dialogue with the audience. For more information, visit www.improbableplayers.org or call the library at 334-2725. Sponsored by HealthWorks ONE/NEKLS Coalition.

 

OPEN MIC NIGHT CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Join The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, April 28, at 7 p.m. for a Poetry Open Mic Night. Poets of all ages and styles are invited to share their original poems in front of a supportive local audience. Signup will take place at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

 

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THURSDAY, APRIL 30

 

LAKE REGION SPRING CHORAL CONCERT IN BARTON

The Lake Region Union High School Music Department presents the Spring Chorus Concert on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Barton United Church in Barton. For more information, call 754-6335, extension 219.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 1

 

LES MISERABLESIN ORLEANS

Les Miserables, the musical Broadway sensation, will be performed by Vermont Family Theatre inside the theater at the Orleans Municipal Building Friday through Sunday, May 1 through 3. Show time is 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and can be bought or reserved online at vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by phone at 754-2187, or purchase tickets at the door. The show is rated PG-13 and the theater is handicapped accessible.

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served on Friday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center streets). Come at 11 a.m. to participate in playing cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia’s culinary trainees! For more information, call 487-9380.

 

DEADLINE FOR CAMILLA MEAD ARTS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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

 

DEADLINE FOR JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

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

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

 

THE SKY BLUE BOYS IN CRAFTSBURY

The Music Box in Craftsbury will host The Sky Blue Boys: Banjo Dan and Brother Willy, on Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m. Guitar, mandolin, banjo, old-time duets, parlor songs, gospel, instrumentals. For more information, visit www.banjodan.com/skyblueboys or call The Music Box at (802) 586-7533 or www.themusicboxvt.org.

 

ELISE AMES, MD, GUEST SPEAKER AT BETTER BONES MEETING

Elise Ames, MD, associate professor at UVM College of Medicine and attending surgeon of the Division of Spine Surgery, will be giving a free presentation about hip and spine fractures, what happens when you have one, various treatment ideals, and prevention strategies at the Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom meeting on Sunday, May 2, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Community National Bank in Derby. All are welcome. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register or for more information, visit www.betterbonesnek.org or call Mary King at (802) 535-2011.

 

BROOK TROUT STOCKING EVENT IN MORGAN

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Conservation Group will again be providing free brook trout fry for stocking in beaver ponds in the Northeast Kingdom. All stocked beaver ponds must be freely accessible to the public; no private ponds, and no fish to New Hampshire or Canada. The stocking operation will begin on Saturday, May 2, from 7 to 9 a.m. at the hatchery in Morgan and will continue on Sunday and every weekend, same time, until all fish are gone. To pick up fish during the week, please call to set up a time, Pete Engels at 723-5950 or George Thompson at 723-6631. Bring a cooler to keep fish cold. The hatchery is located on the Elliott Acres Road off Route 111 in Morgan.

 

GREEN-UP DAY IN JAY

Green-up Day in Jay will be held Saturday, May 2. Meet at the Jay Town Hall Community Center at 8:30 a.m. for road assignment, coffee, juice, muffins/cookies, bottled water, and trash bags, or call Sally at 988-4786 to sign up for your favorite roadway. Bags available at the Jay Town Hall. Troy/Jay Recycle opens Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Recyclable soda/beer cans and bottles can be brought to the Bottle Hut at Jay Town Hall. Take a photo of the strangest trash item you find for a chance to win a Jay Summerfest Cow Plop 50/50 ticket, e-mail to srivard@ocsu.org.

 

COMMUNITY METAL COLLECTION DAY IN NORTH TROY

A community metal collection day will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Troy School parking lot in North Troy. Proceeds benefit the Troy School seventh- and eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C. Bottles & cans can also be dropped off during this event. Come and bring your scrap metal items, such as lawn mowers, chainsaws, window frames, lawn chairs, plumbing parts, automotive parts, metal piping, bicycles, wire, refrigerators, washers and dryers.

 

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE

Long time beekeeper Bruce Henson will present a workshop on backyard beekeeping at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn about hive maintenance and discuss bee health and behavior, both pollination and honey production will be addressed and demonstrated during the workshop. The cost is $25, or $20 for museum members. Please bring a lunch. Call 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org for more information and to pre-register.

 

GREEN-UP DAY IN BARTON & ORLEANS

Saturday, May 2, is the 45th annual Green Up Day in Vermont, held rain or shine. An opportunity for one and all to go out and pick up roadside trash. No household or yard trash, furniture, electronics, or hazardous waste. Free green trash bags at the Barton Town Clerk’s Office or at J.B. Colton in Orleans starting on April 27. Leave them on any road or, for free premium ice cream, bring them to the Barton Town Garage off Route 5 between Barton and Orleans on May Farm Road on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our roads are disgusting. Please help! For more information or a list of roads not covered, call Oz and Judy Henchel at 525-3944.

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERING IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own will host a gathering on May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Atkin’s Field in Hardwick, on the topic of wild edibles. Learn about wild edible plants and share a meal. Free and open to the public, but reservations are mandatory as space is limited. Children age six and over are welcome to participate. Day care is available for younger children if arranged in advance. RSVP to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry Coordinator Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 3

 

SENIORS MUSIC & LUNCHEON SERIES IN NEWPORT

The Now Playing Newport Music Series will hold a free seniors music and luncheon series beginning Sunday, May 3, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. The program begins at noon, followed by lunch. Limited to 50 people and reservations can be made by e-mailing concerts@nowplayingnewport.com.

 

VERMONT VIRTUOSI CONCERT NEWPORT

Vermont Virtuosi is Vermont’s dynamic concert series celebrating chamber music in innovative forms. Vermont Virtuosi will perform at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport on Sunday, May 3, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more information, e-mail jmckimm@live.com.

 

NORTHEAST FIDDLERS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING

The Northeast Fiddlers’ Association monthly jam and meet will be held Sunday, May 3, from noon to 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Pleasant Street in Morrisville. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donation welcome. Contact Lee Deyette at (802) 728-5188 for more information.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE FARMERS’ MARKET

Westmore is looking for vendors for its Farmers’ Market starting June 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. and every Monday through August 24 (and also on Westmore Day, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Call Mark at 754-6585 or Betty at 525-6613 for more information.

 

RHONDA LIBBY MEMORIAL TRAIL RIDE

The fifth annual Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride will be held Saturday, June 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Lesa Johnson’s field in Sutton. This is a four-hour trail ride by horseback. $25 registration fee includes lunch and benefits local animal rescue groups. Non-riders can make a donation or pledge someone who is riding. Pre-register by June 18 by calling Connie at 525-4003, Deb Libby at 754-2587, Lesa Johnson at 427-3031, Pam White at 754-8416, or Wayne Libby at 754-2139. Free T-shirt or tank top to all who get $25 or more in pledges (in addition to the registration fee).

 

LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS: FOR LATE STAGE CAREGIVERS

Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at Vermont Interactive Television sites around the state. Locally there is a VIT site in Newport. This program is free but pre-registration is required. For more information and/or to pre-register, call 1-800-272-3900. To find a VIT site, visit http://www.vitlink.org/location.

 

NCUHS CLASS OF 1980 REUNION – KAYAKING!

The North Country Union High School class of 1980 will hold its 35th reunion on Saturday, July 11, with a kayaking trip starting at 9:30 a.m. at Clyde River Recreation in West Charleston. Potluck at 12:30 p.m. RSVP to Joan Cook, (603) 363-8926 or on classmates.com. For more information about Clyde River Recreation, visit www.clyderiverrecreation.com.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Vendors are wanted (veggies, maple syrup, eggs, prepared foods, etc.) and musicians for Newport’s Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays or Saturdays, or both, starting May 9. For more information, call (802) 274-8206.

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER TRIP TO LANCASTER COUNTY, PA

The Barton Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on June 8 through 12. Price is $505 per person which includes bus ride, meals, lodging and admissions. Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theater, Kitchen Kettle Village, Mennonite Center, Landis Valley Museum and Village, and a guilded tour of Philadelphia are included. Please contact Brenda at 525-4400 or e-mail lowtherbrenda@gmx.com for more information. Deposits are due in advance.

 

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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

Northeast Kingdom Learning Services Community Education Center on 1 Main Street in Newport offers GED preparation and GED testing, High School Completion Plans for teens (16 years and older) and adults, preparation for standardized tests such as the AccuPlacer for CCV or the ParaPro for public school teaching; basic computer skills instruction; academic skills assessment in reading, writing and math; and instructions in most academic disciplines. All adult education services are free of charge to the student. The tutorial program offers tutoring services at an hourly rate for grades K-12. The adult learning center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tutorial services K-12 are scheduled by appointment. For more information, call 334-2839.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

AA meetings are held in Newport, St. Johnsbury, and most towns in the Northeast Kingdom. For detailed information call AA at (802) 334-1213 or toll free at (877) 334-1213, or visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3.” Also visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3” for a comprehensive schedule.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

Thursdays at 6 p.m., at the United Church in Craftsbury Common. Discussion.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m., at Newport Church of God, Crawford Road in Derby. If your life is affected because someone you love has an addiction, Al-Anon can help. Offering understanding, support, and a community that understands how you feel.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

Tuesdays at 7:30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish house on Second Street in Newport. Step meeting. Discussion open to anyone interested.

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT

Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome. For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail suzi_dix@sympatico.ca.

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Square dancing each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.; Breakfast Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.; Exercise Classes/Tai Chi 9 a.m.; and Growing Stronger class at 10 a.m.

 

BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER

Bingo at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242 in Montgomery Center every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. Quickies at 6:30 p.m., regular and special games at 7 p.m. Paper cards. Progressive jackpot, raffles, lunch, freebies, fun for all.

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia Culinary Trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at (802) 487-9380.

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.

 

DERBY SENIOR MEAL AT ELKS CLUB

Derby Senior Meal will be held at the Elks Club on the Newport–Derby Road in Derby every second Thursday of the month at noon. By donation. For more information, call Jenny or Lallie at the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 642-5119.

 

DIABETICS, PREDIABETICS & THEIR CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

This support group has been formed in this area and will be held the first Monday of every month in Barton at 5:30 p.m. Bring tips for what works for you and learn other information to make your life easier. Meetings will be monthly and last 1-1/4 hours. For more information, call John at 754-8410 after 5 p.m.

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own (GYO) gatherings will be held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except for July when it will be the second Saturday) and will include a shared meal. Topics for 2015 include: leftovers and efficiency in using food; container gardening; wild edibles; barbecue block party; home composting; making pickles and jam; holiday treats and holiday planning; medicinal kitchen; and bulk foods and shopping healthier to save money. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 or e-mail ruby.dalebrown@gmail.com, or Bethany Dunbar at (802) 472-5362, extension 214, or Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Held every third Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free, anonymous, no needles, oral test, includes short talk session. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.

 

JAM SESSION IN LOWELL

A Jam Session will be held at the Parish Hall in Lowell every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. Admission by donation. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

RSVP Bone Builders Balance & Strengthening classes are being offered twice a week through RSVP volunteers: at Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and at Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. For more information, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or teresa.patch@rojacs.com.

 

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

Line Dancing at the Burke Senior Meal Site (212 School Street, West Burke) is held the first and third Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. Participation is by donation, and it’s open to the public.

 

LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD

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

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

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

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

NEK VERMONT PERMACULTURE GROUP

Craftsbury Public Library, 6–7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Short educational presentations (topics ranging from farming and gardening to ecological design, local and regional community building and water management) followed by questions and answers, brainstorming, and/or networking. All are welcome, free of charge. For more information, e-mail nekvermontpermaculture@gmail.com.

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold regular rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. Openings for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, and trombone. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

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

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

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

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

 

PLAYWORLD AND PLAYGROUP IN BARTON

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

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

  1. ISIDORE’S PARISH BINGO

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

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Third Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Faith Lighthouse Church on Route 105 in Newport (105 Alderbrook). A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience.

 

TAI CHI CLASS

A Tai Chi Class (Bagua meditation) will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. Call Marc Bourdelle at 525-1234 for locations and more information.

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

Leader Brenda Lowther is teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.  The Arthritis Foundation Thai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. For more information, call 525-4400.

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

Tai Chi with instructor George Mckenzie is held Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, call Darlene at 525-4153 or visit www.grecreation.org.

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Barton Public Library. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. For further information, call 525-3685.

 

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins, 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call 723-6039 or 723-4922.

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

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

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

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

 

WALKING TRAIL AT NCCC

There is a free walking trail in North Country Career Center in Newport. Open when classes are in session, Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 334-5469, extension 3309, for more information.

 

YOGA IN GLOVER

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Glover Town Hall. Beginners welcome. Under guidance of a certified yoga instructor. $10 per class, 5 classes. $45 sliding scale available. Supports Glover Recreation. For more information and schedule, visit www.moonriseyoga.wix.com/moonriseyoga or call Tina at 626-4759.

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

        100 Church Street, Barton. Winter hours (December through March): Monday and Friday 1-7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m. For further information, please call the library at 525-6524.

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Board of Trustees meetings: Meetings quarterly; call for dates. Book discussion groups: Third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Preschool story hour: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Chess Club: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Closed Monday and Wednesday. Story Hours: Homeschool Story Time for ages 6-12 on Tuesdays from 10–11:30 a.m.; and Story Time for ages 0-6, Thursdays 10–11 a.m. Book Discussion and Young People’s Programs: please call or find us on the web for info. “To Joe” is a selection of paintings from The Fall Series by Carole Rosalind Drury in the art gallery.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Open Monday and Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday from 1 to 5 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Story Time (Acorn Club): Fridays at 10:30 a.m., ages 0 to 6, children’s Library. First  Wednesday Series. Scrabble Club: First Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery.

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ARTFUL EYE

A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 424-1414. www.theartfuleye.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Open Sunday by chance. Come explore 4,500 sq. ft. of locally crafted fine art and artisan craft.

 

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Plowing Old Ground. For more information, visit www.VermontArtHouse.org/openings or call 586-2200.

 

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge.

 

COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM GALLERY

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

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

 

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members. “Vermont – A Personal Viewpoint” on display until June 3.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Winter hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. “Faces of Re-use,” masks made by students using only trash, on display until June 12.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

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

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. (802) 533-2045 or eve@millersthumbgallery.com.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

56 Church Street in Newport Center. (802) 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

194 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

        109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. info@oldstonehousemuseum.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is closed for the season. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. New paintings by Maggie Neale on display until June 1.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

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

 

P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY

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

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

Located behind 316 Main Street across from Family Dollar in Downtown Newport. (802) 323-7759. “Painting Thursdays with Mary” from 2-4 p.m. most Thursdays. Learn watercolors with Mary Brenner or bring your own work, share skills and conversation. Call first to make sure class will be held. Free of charge. Peace and Justice Poster Show – All posters $25 and feature themes of social/environmental justice.

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. vtarthouse@gmail.com. www.vermontarthouse.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Sunday & Monday.

 

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

Hardwick Inn, 4 South Main Street, Hardwick. Susan Calza paintings and hangings through April 26. Call 472-9933 for information.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

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

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

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

 

 

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