Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

Scroll down to read this week’s calendar of events. Updated 10/15/14.

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WEB foliage treeIt’s autumn in the Northeast Kingdom, one of the most beautiful times of the year in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. The weather is gorgeous, and so is the scenery. It’s the peak of Vermont’s famed fall foliage season, and the leaves on the trees have turned to brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.

There’s plenty to do at this time of year. Stay at one of the area’s many bed and breakfasts, inns, or motels and take a leisurely drive through the countryside. Stop for lunch at a country store, restaurant, or pub. Many establishments pride themselves on serving up meals made with super fresh, local ingredients. And Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is fast getting on the map for its excellent specialty breweries, including Hill Farmstead, voted best brewery in the world.

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WEB foliage shadowRent a canoe or kayak and enjoy the water. There are five lakes and ponds in the Barton area alone – Willoughby, Crystal, and Shadow lakes, and Parker and Daniels ponds. Lake Memphremagog in Newport straddles the U.S. Canadian border. And there are too many rivers and streams to name.

Lakefront camps and cottages are still available for rent. The crowds are gone for the summer, so enjoy the waterfront in peace and quiet.

Visit one of the Northeast Kingdom’s many excellent farm stands and farmers markets and plan a cookout with fresh corn, roasted new potatoes and squash, maybe a couple of WEB foliage craftsburysteaks from a locally raised beef or beefalo, juicy red tomatoes. It’s a time of bounty, and farmers have a tempting selection of fresh produce for sale, as well as crisp, new apples, fresh berries and a tasty variety of preserves.

Enjoy a corn maze, a fall foliage festival, a church dinner (the homemade pies are memorable), or one of many events at the Old Stone House Museum.

Fall foliage in the Northeast Kingdom is the loveliest in the country, maybe in the world, according to the New York Times bestseller, 1,000 places to See Before You Die. So don’t miss it!

So, what causes fall foliage?  Read about it here.

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KINGDOM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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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, OCTOBER 22

 

BARTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEETING

The Barton Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gil’s Pub and Grill at the Willoughvale Inn and Cabins in Westmore. This event is open to members of the BACC and to the public. Dinner is $25 per person. Please RSVP by Monday, October 20, by calling Lori Wells at (802) 525-3524 or e-mailing info@centerofthekingdom.com. This year’s guest speakers are Bethany Dunbar and Connor Gorham of the Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

 

SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON CHANGE OF DATE

Senior Meals in Barton will be held Thursday, October 23, at noon. Note date change for this month only. Menu will be spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, dessert and coffee or punch.

 

CUB SCOUTS SIGNUPS IN WESTFIELD

Cub Scouts Signups will be held at the Westfield Community Center for grades one through five on Thursdays, October 23 and 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Amy for more information at (413) 426-8770.

 

PUMPKIN PIE & COSTUME CONTEST IN BARTON

The annual pumpkin pie and Halloween costume contest will be held at the Barton Senior Center on Thursday, October 23, at 11 a.m. Judges will be tasting pumpkin pies and great prizes will be offered. Prize for the best costume will also be extended. Please come and participate. All are welcome. Judging begins at 11 a.m. and ends with a delicious meal at the center at noon. Call 525-4400 for more information.

 

HEALTH CARE AFTER RETIREMENT SESSION IN NEWPORT

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont will host a Health Care After Retirement session on Thursday, October 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Newport, for seniors retiring soon or just becoming eligible for Medicare. For more information or to RSVP, call Jill at (802) 371-3299 or e-mail medigap@bcbsvt.com or visit www.bcbsvt.com/vmb.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

 

4TH FRIDAY JAM IN DERBY LINE

There will be a 4th Friday Jam on Friday, October 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. and all levels of musicians and singers are welcome. Admission by donation. Refreshments. To benefit music and auto-tech scholarships for students at Lake Region and North Country high schools.

 

ACTION PLAN RETREAT IN NEWPORT

Northeast Kingdom Collaborative will hold an Action Plan Retreat about trying to create healthier, more vibrant communities, on Friday, October 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport to help shape the future of the region. Complimentary brown bag lunch for participants. Please RSVP by e-mailing Christina Cotnoir at Christina.cotnoir@lyndonstate.edu or call (802) 626-6747.

 

MUSE-ICAL HARVEST IN NEWPORT

MAC Center for the Arts in Newport hosts “Muse-ical Harvest: An Evening of Words and Music” on Friday, October 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The program will feature a mix of reading and musical performances by Lynn Leimer, Janice Luce (piano), Bradleigh S. Stockwell (theremin), MaryLiz Riddle, Lynda Schneck (harp), Dianne Laplante, and Cat Holm. Refreshments will be served. Free, but donations appreciated.

 

HAUNTED CIRCUS AT GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

On Friday, October 24, and Saturday, October 25, the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport will turn into a giant circus fright fest. Once again, the Smith and Bussiere families will create an amazing live Halloween event with illusions, live actors, spectacular staging effects and more. Expect the unexpected! Beware: This show is not intended for children and is not recommended for anyone sensitive to strobe lights. The doors will be open from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. only, with tickets sold for specific time slots on either Friday or Saturday night. Tickets are $10 each and are on sale now at the library. A limited number of tickets will be sold. For more information, call 334-7902. Proceeds benefit the library.

 

SCIENCE TEACHER TRAINING: WEATHER, CLIMATE & THE NORTHERN FOREST

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will present this program on Friday, October 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes lunch and take home engineering kit. Geared towards third- through eighth-graders, but open to all. For more information or to register, call 723-6551 or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

ANNUAL STEWARDSHIP CELEBRATION

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will holds its Annual Stewardship Celebration on Friday, October 24, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., free of charge and open to all. They will announce the winner of the fall raffle, provide light refreshments, and reflect on their work in 2014, and preview exciting events in the coming year. RSVP suggested. For more information or to RSVP, call 723-6551 or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

 

“THE POTTER’S HANDS” GOSPEL CONCERT IN NEWPORT

A live gospel concert entitled, “The Potter’s Hands,” will be held on Saturday, October 25, at 6 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 37 Concord Avenue in Newport. Free admission but a love offering will be received. For more information, call Kathy at 525-4690.

 

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE IN DERBY LINE

Dances of Universal Peace will be held on Saturday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Parish Universalist Church in Derby Line. Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary. For more information, call Heather at 895-4341.

 

“TEMPEST IN THE TEAPOT” LECTURE/LUNCHEON IN STANSTEAD

There will be a lecture/luncheon with Jeff Packard (in English) titled, “Tempest in the Teapot: The Cedarville-Georgeville rivalry and the establishment of Canadian Customs on Lake Memphremagog” on Saturday, October 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead, Quebec. The cost is $15 for museum members and $20 for nonmembers, including lunch. For more information, call (819) 876-7322.

 

FALL FESTIVAL & HAUNTED TRAIL IN LOWELL

There will be a Fall Festival at the Lowell Community School on Saturday, October 25. For ages Pre-K through grade 3, there will be games and activities in the gym from 6 to 8 p.m. Free of charge but donations appreciated. There will also be refreshments and goodie bags. From 7 to 9 p.m., there will be a haunted trail on the Lowell Community Trail (behind the school) for all ages. Cost is $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the Lowell eighth grade class trip.

 

ON-FARM COMMUNITY MEAL IN ISLAND POND

On-Farm Community Meals are free to the public and kids are welcome! Come share in the fall harvest during the Green Mountain Farm-To-School’s second annual series of on-farm community meals. There will be a meal on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Flourish Day Farm and Nursery at 422 McRae Road in Island Pond. Casual meal provided by the Lunchbox featuring produce from local farms. Kid friendly activities, too. Event is $3 for families and includes free meal. For more information, call 334-2044 or visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

 

AARP SMART DRIVER PROGRAM IN ISLAND POND

An AARP Smart Driver class is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Sunrise Manor in Island Pond. This highly effective defensive driving course (which may earn you an auto insurance discount with some insurance companies) is designed to reduce the chances of having an automobile crash for drivers age 50 and older. The class is open to all drivers, and the cost is $15 for AARP members or $20 for nonmembers. For more information and to pre-register (required), call instructor Trish Bermon at (802) 525-3891.

 

HIGH BIONUTRIENT CROP PRODUCTION WORKSHOP IN EAST HARDWICK

A High Bionutrient Crop Production Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 25, and Sunday, October 26, at the Caledonia Grange #9 in East Hardwick. The workshop is designed so that participants can learn the basic principles and practices of this form of biological and energetic farming and gardening. Workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day with a potluck lunch. Cost is $150 for both days. Pre-register at http://bionutrient.org/workshops. For more information, call (802) 472-6020 or e-mail frey@buffalomountaincoop.org.

 

SPECIAL FREE MOVIE NIGHT IN DERBY LINE

On Saturday, October 25, at the Derby Line Village Hall, there will be a special free movie night at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m. Because of licensing restrictions, we cannot publicly advertise the name of the movie, but we can give hints. Let’s do the time warp again and join us for a 70’s cult, musical classic. Bring your squirt guns, toast, and rice. Audience participation is encouraged. Due to mature content, this is only for people ages 18 and older. Concessions will be available for sale. If you’d like the name of the movie e-mailed to you, e-mail myersbethany@hotmail.com or call the village office at 873-3420.

 

LIBRARY TURKEY DINNER IN BARTON

There will be a Turkey Dinner (buffet style) on Saturday, October 25, at the Barton United Church to benefit the Barton Public Library. Menu includes turkey and all the trimmings, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash, coleslaw, rolls and butter, coffee, tea, and homemade pie. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12, and free for children under 4. Two seatings at 5 and 6:15 p.m. Seats may be reserved by calling Patsy at 525-6565.

 

MENTAL ILLNESS RECOVERY WORKSHOP IN NEWPORT

NAMI Vermont’s “Introduction to Mental Illness and Recovery” workshop offers families, friends, peers and community members a free one-day workshop that covers information on bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, PTSD, and borderline personality disorder. The workshop will also cover the components of recovery, evidence based practices available in Vermont and resources and services within our state. The course is taught by trained volunteer NAMI members at Northeast Kingdom Health Services, Magog Conference Room, 181 Crawford Road, Newport, on October 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is required. Call 1-800-639-6480.

 

CRAFTS SHOW IN DERBY

Paul’s Dance Hall in Derby will hold its annual Craft Show on Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be over 40 tables of great crafters, free admission, and door prizes. For more information, call 766-5077.

 

CIRCUMBURKE CHALLENGE RACE

Conservation Collaboratives, Kingdom Trails, and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered up to host the fifth annual CircumBurke Challenge on Saturday, October 25. The 18-50 mile endurance event begins and ends at Belmont Stock Farm in East Burke. Riders and runners will circumnavigate Burke and Umpire Mountains. Register online at www.bikereg.com or www.runreg.com.

 

LOW IMPACT TIMBER HARVEST WORKSHOP

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will present this program on Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10. Come prepared to be outdoors and hike on rough trails. For more information and to register, e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

REGISTER NOW FOR HALLOWEEN HUSTLE

Green Mountain United Way (GMUW) and Kingdom Games will host this year’s Halloween Hustle, a 1 mile, 5K, and 10K costume run and walk, which will be held on Saturday, October 25, starting at 1 p.m. on the Newport-Derby bike path. Adult fees are $35, but $25 if you run in costume. Youth fees are $15 or $10 in costume. Family rate is $50. The start and finish will be on the bike path at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport. Register online at www.kingdomgames.co or www.dandelionrun.org. A special form for tracking donations and sponsorships can be found at www.gmunitedway.org. For more information, call Phil White at (802) 249-9100 or e-mail phw1948@gmail.com.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

 

BOWLING TO BENEFIT HOMELESS PETS

Waterfront Lanes in Newport will hold a 9-pin bowling tournament (non sanction) to help feed the homeless cats and dogs in the area on Sunday, October 26, starting at 1:30 p.m. Teams of four. Open to anyone who wants to help the homeless animals. Call 334-8144 for more information.

 

TINKERING GROUP MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY

There will be a tinker-maker group meeting on Sunday, October 26, at 3 p.m. at the Craftsbury Public Library to discuss whether an informal tinkering group should be formed, or if another series of classes should be held this winter. Come with ideas, projects to share, or problem-solve with a group of like-minded maker enthusiasts. This group is intended for teens and adults. Those under 12 welcome to attend with an adult. For more information, call 586-9683 or e-mail craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.

 

BENEFIT DINNER & AUCTION IN IRASBURG

New Hope Bible Church on Route 14 in Irasburg is hosting a benefit dinner and auction on Sunday, October 26, at noon. This is a benefit to support the Northeast Kingdom Habitat for Humanity’s efforts toward the building of a new home in Coventry for Pastor Dan Prue and his family. All are welcome. Spaghetti dinner with live auction entertainment with Travis Hall. Suggested dinner donation is $10 a plate, free for kids five and under. Buffet will begin at noon, followed by the auction. Contact Michelle Hall at 754-8715 for more information.

 

FYRE & LIGHTNING BAROQUE ENSEMBLE IN GREENSBORO

The Fyre and Lightning Baroque Ensemble will perform on Sunday, October 26, at 4 p.m. at the Greensboro United Church of Christ. Admission is by donation to benefit the GUCC music fund. For more information, call the church office at 533-2223 or e-mail greensborochurch@gmail.com.

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

There will be a Country Acoustic Jam on Sunday, October 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Burke Community Building. Everyone with musical or singing talent is encouraged to participate. Donation of $3 at the door. Door prizes and a 50-50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site. Snacks and beverages available. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or the Senior Meal Site at (802) 467-3423 or the town office at (802) 467-3717.

 

JACK-O’-LANTERN CONTEST IN BARTON

The Great Chronicle Jack-o’-lantern Contest will be held Sunday, October 26, at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Barton Memorial Building (Senior Center). Bring a carved Jack-o’-lantern for judging, and don’t forget a candle! Kids 16 and under can win $10 for funniest, scariest, most spooked, most original, biggest, most amazing, and most creative pumpkins. The three best adult entries will win a year’s subscription to the Chronicle. Come in costume for more fun. Refreshments provided. Call 525-3531 for more information.

 

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27

 

FOOD DROP IN BARTON

There will be a food drop (thousands of pounds of food for families and individuals who need it) on Monday, October 27, starting at noon at the Barton Fire Department, sponsored by the Barton Ambulance Squad, the Barton Fire Department, and Northeast Kingdom Faith in Action. Please bring boxes or totes if you can. Volunteers should call Barton Ambulance at 525-3637.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

 

FUTURE OF BROWNINGTON GRANGE HALL MEETING

On Tuesday, October 28, at 7 p.m., in the Brownington Grange Hall, there will be an informational meeting on the condition of the building and code requirements for restoring it for public use. The Orleans County Historical Society will offer a proposal to move the building back to its original location at the base of Prospect Hill. Please contact the Old Stone House Museum at 754-2022 for more information.

 

FREE “SOUPER” LUNCH IN NEWPORT

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport will host their monthly free “Souper Lunch” on Tuesday, October 28, at noon. All are welcome!

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN DERBY

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, October 28, at the Elks Club in Derby from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Donors receive a hot meal and can enter to win one of many door prizes. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or log onto redcrossblood.org. Blood donors can give blood every eight weeks. Sponsored by Community National Bank.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29

 

POETRY READING AT BARTON LIBRARY

There will be a poetry reading on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. at the Barton Public Library. Open mic night. Community welcome. Refreshments. Call 525-3740 for more information.

 

GLOBAL CLIMATE DISCUSSION IN NEWPORT

Steve Young will present recent research showing the enormous and constant changes in global climate over the past 20,000 years, especially at the close of the last ice age, on Wednesday, October 29, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport. Admission is $5 and includes social hour. For more information, call (819) 704-0569.

 

BARTON HYDRO RE-EXAMINATION COMMITTEE MEETING

On Wednesday, October 29, from 1 to 2:20 p.m., the Barton Hydro Re-examination Committee will host Bill Scully from Bennington. He will start with a site visit at Crystal Lake Falls (meeting at Barton Historical Society Museum on Water Street), with a discussion/workshop following at the Barton Senior Center.

 

EFFICIENCY VERMONT COMMUNITY FORUM

Efficiency Vermont wants your input. The statewide energy efficiency utility is hosting a community forum to get feedback from Vermonters on how best to develop their program plans for the next three years. Free and open to the public, this forum will be held Wednesday, October 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lyndon State College’s Burke Mountain Room. A light supper will be provided. Please register at www.efficiencyvermont.com/communityforums or call (888) 921-5990. Registration is recommended but not required.

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30

 

CUB SCOUTS SIGNUPS IN WESTFIELD

Cub Scouts Signups will be held at the Westfield Community Center for grades one through five on Thursday, October 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Amy for more information at (413) 426-8770.

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

 

CHRISTMAS SHOW IN PEACHAM

The Peacham Corner Guild’s annual Christmas Show at the Peacham Town Hall will be held Friday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Small antiques, invited artists, unique handcrafted gifts, specialty foods, and ornaments. Luncheon available by Market Café and Catering. For more information, e-mail peachamcornerguild@gmail.com.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR WHAG SCHOLARSHIP

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

 

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD KICKOFF IN DERBY

Cornerstone EFC on the Quarry Road in Derby is holding an Operation Christmas Child Kickoff celebration on Saturday, November 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to bless a child by packing a small shoebox. For more information, call Christine at 873-3169.

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Jane Edwards, PhD, RD, CD, will be the guest speaker at the Saturday, November 1, meeting of Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom. Dr. Edwards will be presenting at 1 p.m. on the topic of nutrition for bone health. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Community National Bank in Derby. Free and open to the public. Registration required. To register, call Mary at 535-2011 or visit www.betterbonesnek.org.

 

ON-FARM COMMUNITY MEAL IN ALBANY

On-Farm Community Meals are free to the public and kids are welcome! Come share in the fall harvest during the Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s second annual series of on-farm community meals. There will be a meal on Saturday, November 1, at 11 a.m. at Peace of Earth Farm in Albany. Mulching demo plus chicken and vegetable soup prepared by the Lunchbox featuring Peace of Earth Farm ingredients. For more information, call 334-2044 or visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR ALL HALLOW’S EVE CELEBRATION IN NEWPORT

Volunteers are wanted for the Newport Parks and Recreation’s All Hallow’s Eve Celebration on Saturday, November 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Newport Municipal Building gym. Needed: Creepy crossing guards, wagon ride chauffeurs, and helpers dressed in costume to run kids’ games and give prizes. Call 334-6345 or e-mail newportrecreation@gmail.com if interested.

 

FALL VENDORS FAIR IN WESTFIELD

There will be a Fall Vendors Fair at the Westfield Community Center on Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring over 20 vendors selling baked goods, Rada cutlery, Tupperware, Scentsy, crafts, and many more. Lunch available.

 

MEET & GREET HOSTED BY CATHOLIC FINANCIAL LIFE CHAPTER 395

On Saturday, November 1, meet local representative Susan Judd at the Most Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Orleans from 5 to 6 p.m. Ms. Judd will discuss current products, answer general questions, and schedule appointments. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve space by Friday, October 24, by calling Tammy Gagnon at 754-1094.

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT

The Newport Area Community Orchestra’s Fall Concert will be held on Saturday, November 1, at 1 p.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. For more information, call 766-3021 or visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.

 

ADIRONDACK PACK BASKET MAKING WORKSHOP AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold an Adirondack Pack Basket Making Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Cost is $175 with materials included. Registration and $100 deposit required by October 24. Call 723-6551 or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org. to register or for more information.

 

WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY AT NORTHWOODS

The Kingdom Coffeehouse at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will feature the Vermont-based quartet, Wind that Shakes the Barley, on Saturday, November 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 with light refreshments included. For more information, call 723-6551 or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

 

NORTHEAST FIDDLERS’ ASSOCIATION JAM & MEET

The Northeast Fiddlers’ Association Jam and Meet will be held Sunday, November 2, from noon to 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Pleasant Street in Morrisville. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. For more information, contact Lee Deyette at 728-5188.

 

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION IN GLOVER

The Museum of Everyday Life announces a Day of the Dead celebration on Sunday, November 2, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the museum located on Route 16, five miles south of Glover Village. Festivities of the day will include a 5K cross-country trail run followed by awards, an altar-creation and miniature boat-building workshop, a boat race on the stream, live music, sugar skull decoration, performances, readings, snacks and drinks, and a bonfire. For race costs, registration, and more information, call 626-4409 or visit http://museumofeverydaylife.org/newsupdates.

 

 

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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

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

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT

Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome. For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail suzi_dix@sympatico.ca.

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER

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

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

DERBY SENIOR MEAL AT ELKS CLUB

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

 

DIABETICS, PREDIABETICS & THEIR CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

DIVINE HEALING COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING AT THE ART HOUSE

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

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

JAM SESSION IN 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 COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE DISCOUNT CARD

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

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD

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

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

NEK 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.

 

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, oboe and bassoon. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NEWPORT COMMUNITY SENIOR MEALS

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

 

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.

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

  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 IN BARTON

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

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

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

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

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

 

YOGA IN GLOVER

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

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

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

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

        100 Church Street, Barton. Hours: Monday and Friday, 1–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524. Poetry Writing Workshop: Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. downstairs at the library. No prior experience required. Novices and seasoned writers welcome. Refreshments.

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. craftsburylibrary@gmail.com. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. 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. 766-5063. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. New England Character Book Discussion Series: Led by Vt. Humanities Council. On Sundays beginning at 1:30 p.m.: November 9 – Reading the Mountains of Home by John Elder; and November 20 – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. 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. Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Closed Monday and Wednesday. Story Hours: Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. Story Time for ages 6-12, Thursdays, 10 a.m. & Story Time for ages 0 to 6, Thursdays 10–11 a.m. Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. Paintings of Cambodia and the Northeast Kingdom by Bill Rogers in the art gallery.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. 873-3022, extension 201. www.haskellopera.com. Find them on Facebook. Librarian Nancy Rumery. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays & 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. 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.

 

  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.

 

BARTON MUSEUM

97 Water Street, Barton. 525-3084. Like us on Facebook. Museum closed until June 2015. Crystal Lake Falls Historic District (also known as the Brick Kingdom, is open from dawn to dusk).

 

BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM

The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route 122 (off Rte. 16 and I-91, Exits 24 or 25) in Glover. (802) 525-3031. www.breadandpuppet.org. Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November 1. One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. Donations appreciated. The Woodshed Gallery. For more information about the gallery and Bread and Puppet, call curator Sam Wilson at (802) 525-3031.

 

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

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

 

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

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

 

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, 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. Exhibit at Clip Joint at 95 Main Street in Hardwick — works by popular GRACE artists Dot Kibbee, Gayleen Aiken, and Merrill Densmore. — Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

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. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children.

 

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.

 

MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Former Morgan Center Church on the corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road. (802) 723-5907. Closed.

 

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. “String Theory,” a new exhibition, on display through November 22. Printmaker Carol MacDonald.

 

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. Chip Troiano: Photographs: Landscapes of New Zealand, through November 17, 2014.

 

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

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY & SCHOOL

1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. vtarthouse@gmail.com. www.commonplacevt.org or www.vermontarthouse.org. Visit website for current hours. First Friday Art Talks.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

 

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.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR IN DERBY

Vendors are needed for the 15th annual Christmas Bazaar at the Newport Elks Lodge #2155 located at 3736 U.S. Route 5 in Derby on Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Frances Dewing at 754-2237 to rent a table or for more information. Tables are $30 for an 8 foot table in the main room, or $20 for a 6 foot table in the back room.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AT NCUHS

Vendors are wanted for the First Band Boosters Christmas Craft Fair at North Country Union High School (cafeteria) on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Nan Willey at 323-4950. Tables are $20 each.

 

CRAFTERS/EXHIBITORS WANTED FOR IRASBURG HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Crafters/Exhibitors are wanted for the annual Irasburg Holiday Craft Fair at the Irasburg Town Hall on December 13. Spaces are limited so sign up early. Large variety of gift items, holiday decorations, jewelry, food items, alpaca items, wood items, and more will be available for those seeking unique Christmas gifts. For applications, contact Michelle Wilson at 754-2281.

 

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.

 

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