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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13
MUSIC NIGHT AT PARKER PIE WINGS
Parker Pie Wings on 2628 Airport Road in Newport will hold Music Night on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Below Zero. Great live local music every Wednesday.
FRIENDS OF THE JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY MEETING IN ORLEANS
The Friends of the Jones Memorial Library will meet at the library on Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. This is an active group that engages in fund-raising events, presents programs for the public, and supports the library’s programs through purchases and donations. All welcome to attend.
SCREENING OF FREEDOM & UNITY IN NEWPORT
A film series documenting the state’s rich history and culture, Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie, is being shown in Newport. On Wednesday, November 13, “Refuge, Reinvention and Revolution” will be shown at 7 p.m., at the Gateway Center. For more information on this project, visit www.thevermontermovie.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14
MUSIC NIGHT AT PARKER PIE
Parker Pie in West Glover will hold Music Night on Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Chickweed. Great live local music every Thursday.
TRIVIA NIGHT AT PARKER PIE WINGS
Parker Pie Wings at 2628 Airport Road in Newport will hold Trivia Night on Thursday, November 14, at 7 p.m.
LI PRESENTS THE MUSICAL INTO THE WOODS
The Lyndon Institute Theater Company will perform the Tony Award winning musical Into the Woods on Thursday, November 14 and Friday, November 15, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 16, at 6 p.m. Admission by donation. For more information, contact LI Theater Director Kate Camara at email@example.com.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
SPAGHETTI SAUCE SHOWDOWN AT HOLLAND SCHOOL
The 3rd annual Spaghetti Sauce Showdown Spectacular at Holland Elementary School will be held Friday, November 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. $5 per person, $15 per immediate family. Live entertainment by the DeSena Family. To benefit 5th and 6th grade class trips.
MUSIC JAM SESSION AT CHARLESTON SCHOOL
A Music Jam Session will be held at Charleston Elementary School on Friday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission by donation. Come to play, dance or just listen. To benefit the Charleston school music program.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
HUNTERS SUPPER IN ISLAND POND
A Hunters Supper will be held Saturday, November 16, at 5 p.m. until all are served, at Sunrise Manor on 94 Main Street in Island Pond. Menu includes baked ham and beans, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, chili, rolls, homemade assorted desserts. $10 for adults, children under 12 are free. To benefit Mater-Dei Parish. For more information, call Melinda at (802) 723-6130.
TINKER-MAKER: “DECONSTRUCTING ELECTRONICS” PROGRAM IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON
Tinker-Maker is a series of programs being held at Craftsbury Public Library in Craftsbury Common. The first program on “Deconstructing Electronics” will be held Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to noon and will explore the insides of a computer, hard drive, printer, or a CD player. This cross-generational program is intended for anyone who can work somewhat independently; anyone under the age of 12 is asked to have an adult to assist them. Bring your own tools if you have them. For more information, contact the library at 586-9683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS AT NCUJHS IN DERBY
An annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby. Many returning crafters along with some new ones. Lunch at the Christmas Café. To benefit the Dailey Memorial Library. For more information, call 766-5063.
YALEDALE AT NORTHWOODS
Yaledale: Guiding the Future of a Multi-Aged Forest will be held at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on Saturday, November 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Allen Yale, recently recognized as Northeast Regional Tree Farmer, and NorthWoods staff will show you what he has done to achieve this distinction. Register in advance by calling (802) 723-6551. For more information, visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE
A whole new variety of board games will be played on Saturday, November 16, at 6 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall. Games like the Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride will be played. If you are a sci-fi or fantasy fan, you will love these games. Newcomers to these games will be gladly taught. For more information, visit http://sites.google.com/site/borderboardgames or contact Bethany at (802) 873-3028 or email@example.com.
HUNTERS BREAKFAST & RAFFLE AT LOWELL SCHOOL
An annual Hunters Breakfast and Raffle will be held Saturday, November 16, from 6 to 11 a.m., at Lowell Graded School. Breakfast: $7 adults, $3 children. Eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, hot coffee, and more. Raffle tickets: one for $5, five for $20. Weatherby shotgun; $50: Johnson Woolen Mills; $50: Mr. O’s; camo cooler/seat. To benefit Friends of Lowell Kids (FOLK).
BAKED CHICKEN DINNER AT NEWPORT CENTER CHURCH
A Baked Chicken Dinner will be held Saturday, November 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Newport Center United Methodist Church. Menu includes chicken, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, roll, dessert, and beverage. Freewill offering collected. Hosted by United Christian Women’s Group of Newport Center. Please bring any empty cans/bottles to help support its ongoing Handbell Choir campaign, “Bottles for Bells.”
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH
A Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Orleans Federated Church. Chicken and biscuit luncheon served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; handcrafted holiday ornaments by Bev, Carol, and Jane; dried flower arrangements by Anna, Christmas decorations, collectibles table, food sale, fudge, gifts, crafts, handmade knitted items and mittens, Chinese auction, rag quilt raffle.
HUNTERS BREAKFAST & HUNTER’S WIDOW BAZAAR IN WEST BURKE
A Hunters Breakfast and Hunter’s Widow Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 16, in the Community Building at 212 School Street in West Burke. Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. includes scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, toast, muffins, juice, and coffee, $6. Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Luncheon with the bazaar includes soup, sandwich, coffee, and cookie, $5. All proceeds benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site. For more information, call 467-3717 or Therese at 525-3412.
KINGDOM COFFEEHOUSE AT NORTHWOODS
A Kingdom Coffeehouse with Vermont-based quartet Wind That Shakes The Barley will be held at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on Saturday, November 16, at 7 p.m. $10, which includes refreshments. For more information, visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
FREE SCREENING OF THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION PART II IN NEWPORT
A free screening of HBO’s award-winning documentary The Weight of the Nation Part II will be held Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Room #250, in Newport. Doors open at 9:45 a.m. All welcome to join in the continuation of a community discussion regarding the future health of the community. Childcare provided and all children present will receive a free gift. For more information, contact the Vermont Department of Health at 334-6707 or Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL SALE IN ALBANY
A Fall Sale will be held at Albany Methodist Church on Route 14 on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beef Stew Luncheon at noon for $6. Crafts, baked goods, white elephant table, and more.
NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP AT MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
A Needle Felting Workshop with Bonnie Nash will be held at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport on Saturday, November 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn the basics. $35 includes all supplies. Space is limited so reserve your spot by calling Ms. Nash at 766-2105.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
TURKEY BINGO IN IRASBURG
Turkey Bingo will be held Sunday, November 17, at Irasburg Town Hall. Doors open at noon, games start at 1 p.m. To benefit Irasburg the 2014 eighth grade class trip to NYC.
POETRY READING AT THE ART HOUSE IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON
A Poetry Reading at The Art House in Craftsbury Common will be held on Sunday, November 17, at 7 p.m. All who love poetry are welcome to join in reading or listening. For more information, call Sarah Mutrux, executive director of The Art House, at 586-2545.
BREAKFAST BUFFET AT AMERICAN LEGION POST #23 IN ORLEANS
The Orleans American Legion Post #23 will host a Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, November 17, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the post home located at the end of East Street extension in Orleans. There is a small charge and the public is invited. For more information or directions, call (802) 754-6540 or visit www.orleansvermontpost23.org.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18
NEWPORT AFTER 5 CLUB DINNER MEETING IN NEWPORT
The Newport After 5 Club’s monthly dinner meeting will be held Monday, November 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at East Side Restaurant in Newport. Special feature, musical selections, and visiting speaker. For more information, call 1-802-274-2594, 873-3097, or 754-6358. Reservations need to be made by Thursday, November 14. Cancellations may be made by calling Marge at 1-802-274-2594 before 10 a.m. on November 18. Reservations not canceled must be paid. Sponsored by Newport After Five and is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. All women in the area are invited.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
“THINKING ABOUT DRINKING” COMMUNITY EVENT IN NEWPORT
The HealthWorks ONE Coalition invites parents, teachers, teens and the community to a free event, “Thinking About Drinking: Teens and Community II,” on Sunday, November 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Gateway Center in Newport. Variety of speakers, including the keynote by Michael Nerney, music from select students in the North Country Union High School Band, and local youth addressing problems with tobacco and alcohol advertising. Refreshments. Raffle. For more information, contact Lesley at email@example.com or (802) 334-6532.
ACOUSTIC FUSION JAM AT PARKER PIE
An Acoustic Fusion Jam will take place at Parker Pie in West Glover Village on Thursday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. Bring your voice and instruments. Chose from over 200 popular folk, blues, rock, and R&B songs, with lyrics and chords provided.
“THE HARP: THE HEALING POWER OF SOUND” LECTURE & PERFORMANCE AT JSC
Westmore resident Linda Schneck — harpist, composer, teacher, and music-thanatologist — will present a free lecture and performance, “The Harp: The Healing Power of Sound,” as part of the Wellness and Alternative Medicine Lecture Series at Johnson State College. The event will be held at the Stearns Student Center Performance Space on Tuesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. For more information, call (802) 525-3224.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20
MUSIC NIGHT AT PARKER PIE WINGS
Parker Pie Wings on 2628 Airport Road in Newport will hold Music Night on Wednesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Jeremy Harple. Great live local music every Wednesday.
SCREENING OF FREEDOM & UNITY IN NEWPORT
A film series documenting the state’s rich history and culture, Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie, is being shown in Newport. On Wednesday, November 20, “Doers and Shapers” will be shown at 7 p.m., at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport. For more information on this project, visit www.thevermontermovie.com.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21
MUSIC NIGHT AT PARKER PIE
Parker Pie in West Glover will hold Music Night on Thursday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. Great live local music every Thursday.
TRIVIA NIGHT AT PARKER PIE WINGS
Parker Pie Wings at 2628 Airport Road in Newport will hold Trivia Night on Thursday, November 21, at 7 p.m.
SENIOR MEAL AT UNITED CHURCH OF IRASBURG
United Church of Irasburg will hold its Senior Meal on Thursday, November 21, at noon. Menu will include baked ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots and peas, rolls, ice cream, punch, and coffee. All welcome.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22
SADIE HAWKINS DANCE AT STERLING COLLEGE
Sterling College in Craftsbury Common will host a Sadie Hawkins Dance in support of its FFA chapter on Friday, November 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at Dunbar Hall on the college campus. The music will be all genres, from the ’90s to the present. Suggested minimum donation of $2. This is an alcohol-free dance, but snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY OPENING RECEPTION AT MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
A Holiday Opening Reception will be held at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport on Friday, November 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments. Holiday visual arts and handcrafts for holiday gift giving. View the work of over 40 artists. For more information, visit www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com on.
DESSERT THEATRE BENEFIT FOR FIRST UNIVERSALIST PARISH OF DERBY LINE
QNEK Productions will present A Christmas Carol Radio Play at the First Universalist Parish on Main Street in Derby Line on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 24, at 2 p.m. This is a dessert theatre benefit for the parish directed by Susan-Lynn Johns. All tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at Woodknot Bookshop on Main Street in Newport, by calling (802) 334-2216, or online at www.qnek.com.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23
AARP DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM IN BARTON
An AARP driver safety class is scheduled for Saturday, November 23, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Barton Public Library. This course may earn you an auto insurance discount with some insurance companies. Designed for drivers age 50 and older. The class is open to all 50+ drivers, and the cost is $12 for AARP members or $14 for nonmembers. For more information and to pre-register (required), call instructor Trish Bermon at 525-3891.
SHEFFIELD CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR
A Christmas Craft Bazaar will be held at Sheffield Town Hall on Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, Chinese raffle, prizes, baked goods, maple syrup, soup and sandwich lunch, doughnuts, and coffee. For more information, call 626-9416.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24
OPEN MIC NIGHT AT PARKER PIE IN WEST GLOVER
Open Mic Night will be held at Parker Pie in West Glover Village on Sunday, November 24. Sign up in the front bar by 7 p.m., music starts at 7:30 p.m. Open mic for instrumentalists and vocalists. All welcome.
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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.
AA meetings are presently held in Lyndonville, Orleans, West Burke, East Charleston, Barton, Island Pond, Westmore, and East Burke. For more information including times and location, please call AA at (802) 334-1213 or toll free at 1-877-334-1213. 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 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.
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.
CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALZHEIMERS AT NCH
A Caregiver’s Support Group for Alzheimer’s will meet every fourth Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m., at North Country Hospital, Room 221 waiting room, in Newport. For more information, contact Suzi Dix, facilitator, at email@example.com, cell (802) 673-9499, or toll free office (800) 272-3900.
CODA — CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS — 12 STEP MEETING
Meetings at 6 p.m. on second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Church of God, 295 Crawford Road, in Derby.
COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT
A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.
CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD
Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS
Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.
DERBY SENIOR MEAL AT ELKS CLUB
Derby Senior Meal will be held at the Elks Club on the Newport–Derby Road in Derby every second Thursday of the month at noon. By donation. For more information, call Jenny or Lallie at the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 642-5119.
DIVINE HEALING COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING AT THE ART HOUSE
A Divine Healing Community Group will meet at The Art House on North Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury Common every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free. To register, call 586-9070. Registration is not required. All experience levels welcome. Come to be healed, come to learn how to heal, or just come to learn what divine healing is.
DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.
FREE ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER CLASSES IN JAY
Free one-on-one computer classes will be held by appointment only at Jay Town Hall. Learn or refresh computer skills in Excel, Word, Publishing, social media, digital imaging, website setup, tax preparation, anti-virus & backup, and more. Laptops will be provided or bring your own. Experts will be there to help you update your knowledge and skills. Open to all area residents and businesses. Call GeeGee at 988-4015. Sponsored by Jay Focus Group, part of the e-Vermont grant awarded to the towns of Jay and Westfield.
GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, Room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.
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 AREA FOOD SHELF CHRISTMAS GIFT TREE
Jay Focus Group, a nonprofit organization, in coordination with Jay Area Food Shelf, serving the towns of Jay, Lowell, North Troy, Troy, and Westfield, are looking for people to buy a Christmas gift for a local child. If you’d like to do that, stop by Jay Town Hall, starting November 4 (Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., to pick up a stocking card with details of the child’s gender, age, and gift wish. If you have questions or cannot make it to the town hall, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD
Line dancing will be held at the Westfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. No partner needed and no level of experience required. $5 per person. For information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193 or Connie LaPlume at 744-2484.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT
Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at North Country Hospital library in Newport.
NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE
The Newport Area Community Orchestra meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. New members are always welcome. Currently in need of more string players, oboe, bassoon, trumpet and trombone. If interested, contact the orchestra through the website: www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.
NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS
Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 3417 Darling Hill Road in Derby. Visit http://ncquilters.wikispaces.com/.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE
Available to help with forms, photocopies, faxes, phone assistance, fuel/electrical assistance, food shelf and commodities, Farm to Family coupons, holiday meals, seed packets, housing, temporary shelter, housing advocacy, and 3Squares applications.
Newport: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. (802) 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. (802) 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.
St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. (802) 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Step study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (802) 673-5621.
PLAYWORLD & NEKCA BARTON EARLY HEAD START PLAYGROUP
130 Kinsey Road, Barton. Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Orleans Family Education Center. For more information, call 525-6253.
RCT ISLAND POND ROUTE
The RCT Island Pond route is a FREE route that operates between Island Pond and Newport. The route runs through Morgan on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, and through Charleston on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Please call 1-877-213-6402 or 1-802-535-3354 for more information.
RCT LOWELL MOUNTAIN SHOPPER ROUTE
The Lowell Mountain Shopper is a FREE route that runs from Westfield Community Center to Lowell, Irasburg, Coventry, and Newport the first and third Thursdays of each month. Please call 1-877-213-6402 or 1-802-535-3354 for more information.
RCT NORTHERN LIGHTS ROUTE
The RCT Northern Lights is a FREE route that runs from North Troy, Newport Center, and Newport the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Please call 1-877-213-6402 or 1-802-535-3354 for more information.
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 6:30 p.m. Starting June 7 at 6 p.m. Progressive jackpot, lunch, raffle, paper sheets.
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
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Glover Town Hall, Sundays at 11 a.m. (only on 11/17, 11/24, 12/8, and 12/15). All levels class, drop-ins and beginners welcome. Relieve stress, recover from injuries, develop concentration, balance, and build strength under the guidance of certified hatha yoga instructor Tina Ghantous. $10 per class, no one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds benefit Glover Recreation. For more information and schedule, visit the Glover Recreation website at www.grecreation.org, call Tina directly at 626-4759, or check out “Moon Rise Yoga” on Facebook.
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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.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon–5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon–7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For further information, call the library at 626-5475.
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday Story Time: 10–11 a.m., birth to 5 years. Wednesdays: Homeschool group, 5-13 years old, 10 a.m.–noon. NEW ON Fridays 10–11 a.m. Preschool Exploration. 3 to 6 years. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4 p.m. Dungeons and Dragons: Fridays, 5–8 p.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. 766-5063. Free Computer Help: every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524 or 525-4365. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org/. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Board of Trustees meetings: Meetings quarterly; call for dates. Book discussion groups: Third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Preschool story hour: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Chess Club: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. 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 Time: Thursdays at 10 a.m., for ages 0 to 5. Also Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. Hill Family Legacy & Photo Exhibit: Faces of Our Town: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to noon. For more information, call librarian Mary Metcalf at 533-2531.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY
93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club Just for Fun. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at 873-3022, visit www.haskellopera.org, or find them on Facebook.
HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Route 100, Westfield. 744-8258. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1– 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.–noon.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2–6 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 723-6134 or look on Facebook.
JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. (802) 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org/. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday.
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-9692. Hours: Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. (802) 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. www.randmemoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday 2–6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.–noon; Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10 a.m. Adult book discussion: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 988-4741.
ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Story Time (Acorn Club): Fridays at 10:30 a.m., ages 0 to 6, children’s Library. 1st Wednesday Series: November 6, at 7 p.m. lecture “Women’s Equality Around the Globe, U.S. and VT.” Scrabble Club: 1st Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery: Wednesday, November 20, at 7 p.m. with Vermont poet Sherry Olson.
ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS
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ADRIEN “YELLOW” ART STUDIO
Lower level of Newport Natural, 194 Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. For commission of artwork paintings, call (802) 272-8179 for appointment.
A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 424-1414. www.theartfuleye.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Open Sunday by chance. Come explore 4,500 sq. ft. of locally crafted fine art and artisan craft.
BARTON (PIERCE HOUSE) MUSEUM
Water Street, Barton. The Crystal Lake Falls Historic District (also known as the Brick Kingdom) is open during daylight hours. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1994.
BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM
The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route 122 (off Rte. 16 and I-91, Exits 24 or 25) in Glover. www.breadandpuppet.org. Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. Donations appreciated. Woodshed Gallery: For more information about the gallery and Bread and Puppet, call curator Sam Wilson at (802) 525-3031.
BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY
At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge.
CLAIRE’S RESTAURANT EXHIBITION
41 South Main Street, Hardwick. 472-7053. The Second Tuesday Art Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month to view new work and participate in discussions. Exhibiting the photographs of Kent Shaw, featuring scenes of Morrisville, Elmore, and Hardwick. All welcome. Showing until January 20.
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. Open by appointment only. Call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051.
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. Exhibition by five women artists from the GRACE collection: Gayleen Aiken, Berta Diller, Huddee Herrick, Dot Kibbee, and Phyllis Putvain. Twenty-seven pieces are included exploring a variety of media. The public is invited. The exhibition will continue through January 14.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Hill Family Legacy & Photo Exhibit: Faces of Our Town. Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. and Saturday from 10–noon.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Over 40 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work for sale in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, musical performances, and classes for adults and children. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended holiday hours the week before Christmas. Needle Felting class, November 16, 1-3 p.m.; Holiday Reception, November 22, 5 to 7 p.m.; Holiday Paper Crafts Workshop, December 7, 1 to 3 p.m.; QNEK “Christmas Carol,” December 13, 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit website at www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT
Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Recapturing a Vanishing Past: Exhibit of changes on Main Street and along the waterfront that include before and after photos of the demolition of buildings that once stood where the state office building stands today, to the last day on December 17, 1996, when the Gilman Block (built 1863) came down.
Museum exhibit on Abenaki Culture Time Line of the Native American presence and history along with an exhibit depicting the village of Newport and surrounding towns on Lake Memphremagog in the corridors of the state office building.
MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road. (802) 723-5907. Open Mondays from 9 a.m.–noon and Wednesdays from 1–3 p.m.
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)
56 Church Street in Newport Center. (802) 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.
NEWPORT NATURAL FOODS GALLERY
194 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)
430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open daily, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. A new show with landscape paintings in oil and acrylic by Elizabeth Nelson will be held at the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild on Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury through November 18.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. email@example.com. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum CLOSED for guided tours until May 15. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. Exhibit by Elinor Osborn: Winter: photographs. Showing till December 16.
P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY
3802 Lake Road, Newport Center. First exhibition in Iceland and then in many other places. 5 trips to Alaska and all places in between, 3 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 (facing School Street) in Newport.
THE ART HOUSE GALLERY & SCHOOL
1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.commonplacevt.org or www.vermontarthouse.com. Visit website for current hours.
THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Claire Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org.
WHITE WATER GALLERY
East Hardwick Village on the corner of Main St. and 5 River St. by the bridge. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.
WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)
P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.
REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS
BARTON’S 12th ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY TURKEY TROT
Barton’s 12th annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot (walk or run), will be held Thursday, November 28, starting at the Barton Memorial Building. Runners start at 9 a.m., walkers right after. Doors open at 8 a.m. for open registration. Pre-registration (highly recommended) is $12 by calling (802) 525-3689. Race day $15. In loving memory of Melissa White to benefit the cystic fibrosis 98 Mile Foundation. Pie sale, door prizes, age group prizes.
HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR IN ISLAND POND
“Black Saturday” Holiday Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Brighton Elementary School at 825 Railroad Street in Island Pond. Vendors and buyers needed. To reserve a table, call the school at 723-4373 or e-mail Judy.Castonguay@ncsuvt.org. To benefit the 8th grade class trip.
MOONLIGHT MADNESS HOLIDAY SHOPPING FAIR IN BARTON
The 15th annual Moonlight Madness Holiday Shopping Fair will be held at Barton Graded School gym on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Big raffle of exhibitors’ finest products. Food available. Visit with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Sellers, register at www.moonlightmadness.info or call 525-0084. Sponsored by Barton Area Chamber of Commerce.
NEWPORT MEN’S 4 V. 4 BASKETBALL
Newport Parks & Recreation will begin their 4 v. 4 Basketball League on December 2 at the Newport Municipal Building gym. Teams and individuals interested in participating should call (802) 334-6345. It is recommended that teams consist of 6 to 7 players. Games are played on Monday and Tuesday evenings throughout the winter with playoffs in March. This is a friendly competitive league where players of all abilities enjoy themselves.
WHAG PAINT BY NUMBER COMPETITION
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites you to enter their Paint by Number Competition, from now until Saturday, November 30. Find all information at www.woodenhorsearts.com. Click on “Paint by Number.” Because Paint by Numbers were created for any age and invited people who had never before held a paintbrush (they are kids, too) to enter a world of art and creativity, the Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites anyone, any age, from anywhere to enter up to three Paint by Number paintings in this competition. WHAG hopes you will have fun bringing back Paint by Number!
BOTTLE DRIVE TO BENEFIT GLOVER 8th GRADE TRIP TO NYC
A school year-long Bottle Drive is being held to benefit the Glover eighth-grade spring trip to NYC. Please drop off your returnables from now until May at Currier’s Market and label them “Glover 8th Grade.” For more information, contact Cleo at Cleopatra@glovervillage.com.
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
If you are interested in joining a monthly amateur photography club, call Casey at (802) 873-5062. The idea is to share photography with slide shows, to name a theme for the month, and just enjoy the wonderful opportunities for a field trip around the Northeast Kingdom and beyond.