Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

**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! Events are also listed online at www.bartonchronicle.com/events.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

 

MWA RAIN GARDEN PROJECT IN NEWPORT

The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) will be continuing its development of the rain gardens near the Welcome Center in Newport on Wednesday, July 22, at 1 p.m. Volunteers from MWA will be doing the planting but other interested citizens are welcome to participate. For more information, call Ginnie Bowman at 334-5552.

 

“THE BATTLE TO SAVE VERMONT’S BATS” IN CRAFTSBURY

A slide presentation by Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologist Scott Darling on “The Battle to Save Vermont’s Bats” will be held Wednesday, July 22, at 7 p.m. at the Craftsbury Public Library on Craftsbury Common. Free event. Call 586-9683 or 586-9697 for more information.

 

FAMILY NIGHT: FUN & GAMES IN WESTMORE

Join Professor Ben T. Matchstick for an evening of family fun on Wednesday, July 22, at 5:30 p.m. at Fellowship Hall on Hinton Hill Road in Westmore. Refreshments, including pizza, available at this unique family event. For more information, contact Pam Kennedy at pamkenn@gmail.com or call 525-9725.

 

4-H DAIRY CLINIC IN BARTON

The Northeast Regional 4-H Dairy Clinic will be held Wednesday and Thursday, July 22 and 23, at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton. For more information, contact Lindy Birch at (802) 766-2711.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 23

 

STORY TIME YOGA FOR KIDS IN GREENSBORO

Story Time Yoga with Sophie Barsalow will be held on Thursday, July 23, at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Free Library, for children ages two to six. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at 533-2531 or e-mail greensborokids@gmail.com.

 

LEARN TO CARTOON IN HARDWICK

Learn to Cartoon with Summer Pierre at the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick on Thursday, July 23, at 10 a.m. Explore the basics of making comics, drawing stories and writing pictures. No experience or drawing skill necessary. Ages ten and up. For more information, call the library at 472-5948.

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN LYNDONVILLE

The Vermont Children’s Theater will perform Fiddler on the Roof on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, July 23, 24, and 25, and again on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, August 1 at the theater located at 2283 Darling Hill Road in Lyndonville. Performance time is 7 p.m. (also a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, August 1) and tickets cost $6 to $10 and may be purchased at the door or by calling 626-5358.

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IN ST. JOHNSBURY

Family Movie Night at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will be held Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. Celebrating Heroes continues with a viewing of The Incredibles. For more information, call 748-8291 or visit www.stjathenaeum.org.

 

ANNUAL AUCTION & PIE SALE IN HARDWICK

The annual auction and pie sale to benefit the United Church of Hardwick will be held Thursday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at 113 West Church Street in Hardwick. Held rain or shine, under the tent. Pie, hot dogs, desserts, soda, and coffee will be available. Bring a chair. For information or pickup, call Sharyn Salls at 472-6566.

 

WESTMORE ASSOCIATION POTLUCK SUPPER, MEETING & AUCTION

The annual Westmore Association Potluck Supper and Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, July 23 at the Westmore Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. There will also be a Time and Talent Auction following. Proceeds provide scholarships to local students and to the greeter program that protects Lake Willoughby from invasive species. For more information, contact Anne and Art Brooks at (802) 525-6203.

 

ART IN BLOOM AT MAC CENTER IN NEWPORT

Art in Bloom, opening Thursday, July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport. A three-day extravaganza of floral arrangements by the Four Seasons Garden Club, matched with artworks by MAC’s members. Music on opening night by Gene McCormick, sax, keyboards, and vocals. Ticketed admission, $10 per person. Exhibit closes Saturday, July 25, at 5 p.m. For more information, contact MAC at (802) 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 24

 

THE SISKIN CIRCUS IN ISLAND POND

The Island Pond Public Library presents “The Siskin Circus” on Friday, July 24, at 2 p.m. for children of all ages. Come away and join the Siskin Circus! Try out your skills on the spinning plates, build up to the diablos, devil sticks and juggling! This one-hour program is great for all ages and abilities. For more information, call 723-6134.

 

4TH FRIDAY MUSIC JAM IN DERBY LINE

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

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in Island Pond will feature Dark Horse (country) on Friday, July 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. in Pavilion Park. Rain or shine. Vendors, crafters, food, 50/50 raffle. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy live music hosted by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.islandchamber.org or call Katherine at 673-8050.

 

DIVE-IN MOVIE IN NEWPORT

        Newport Recreation will hold a Dive-in Movie at Prouty Beach in Newport on Friday, July 24. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.

 

MEN’S STATE SOFTBALL TOURNEMENT IN NEWPORT

        The Men’s State Softball Tournament will be held at Gardner Park in Newport from July 24 to 26. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 25

 

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN IN GREENSBORO

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency Musical Theater Day Camp presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, on Saturdays, July 25 and August 1, at 2 p.m. For more information, e-mail Sabra Jones, Artistic Director, at sabra@mirrorarts.org or visit mirrorarts.org.

 

BRIAN COX IN GREENSBORO

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents Brian Cox, world-famous film and stage actor, talking about Acting Shakespeare on Saturday, July 25, at 5 p.m., appearing on the main stage in the Performance Tent in Greensboro. Tickets are available at mirrorarts.org or at Willey’s Store, or at the tent before the performance. For more information, e-mail sabra@mirrorarts.org or visit mirrorarts.org.

 

BREAD & PUPPET UNDERNEATH THE ABOVE SHOW NUMBER 2

Bread and Puppet Theater presents Underneath the Above Show Number 2 on Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paper Mache Cathedral at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10. A tour of the museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

COOKOUT AND AUCTION AT CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER

The Craftsbury Community Care Center will hold a cookout and auction on Saturday, July 25. Silent auction begins at noon and live auction with Frank Jarvis begins at 12:45 p.m. A traditional lunch of spit-roasted pork and deep fried turkey with all the fixings will be served at noon. Cookout tickets are now on sale at CCCC for $12 for adults and $5 for children, and free for children under five. Visit www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org or call 586-2414 for more information.

 

NORTHWOODS POND PARTY & BARBECUE

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston invites you to bring a bathing suit and your appetite to celebrate their 26th year of conservation and education with a pond party and barbecue on Saturday, July 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children. This family-friendly event features live music, a barbecue supper and children’s activities. For more information, visit www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/events or call 723-6551, extension 301.

 

GLOVER DAY CELEBRATION

Glover Day will be held Saturday, July 25, in Glover Village, including the Runaway Pond Race, Tour de Glover Bike Race, kids’ race, Glover library book sale, food, games, and more! The 5.5 mile and 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. Kids’ 2K race starts at 10:30 a.m. Bread and Puppet Theater will perform at 10:45 a.m. Live old-time music from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Duck regatta at noon down the Barton River. Family fun and games from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Horseshoe tournament registration at 1 p.m.; game starts at 2 p.m. $10 per person, bring a partner. Cookout beginning at 10:30 a.m. to benefit the Glover Fire Department. A BBQ for Books is at 1 p.m. at Red Sky Trading. The Tour de Glover Mountain Bike Race starts at 9 a.m. The Glover Eighth Grade Dunk Tank is open from 9 a.m. to noon. More information and pre-registration available at grecreation.org.

 

CRUISE NIGHT AT WAYNE’S SNACK BAR

The Cars of Yesteryear will hold a Cruise Night on Saturday, July 25, at Wayne’s Snack Bar on Route 105 in Newport Center from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

NEWPORT AIRSHOW – CANCELED!

The 2015 Newport Airshow, hosted by Lakeview Aviation, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, has been canceled this year due to construction at the airport and unsafe conditions for the public. For more information, call (802) 334-3001 or visit www.lakeviewaviation.com.

 

CRAFTS OF THE LAKE REGION IN BARTON

The fifth annual Crafts of the Lake Region to benefit the Barton Public Library, will be promoting Northeast Kingdom crafts on the lawn of the Barton Academy and Graded School on Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring jewelry, wood products, local foods, pottery, handbags, furniture, glass, folk arts, beauty products, music, and much more. No admission fee. Free parking. For further information, call the library at 525-6524 or Sally at 525-4538.

 

DAY OF ART IN BARTON

The Greater Barton Vermont Art and Artists Co-operative announces a Day of Art in connection with the Crafts of the Lake Region fair and benefit for the Barton Public Library on Saturday, July 25. Gallery and sales in Barton Academy during the craft sale. This is a third gallery showing of local artists. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plein Air “Paint In” on the academy grounds and immediate vicinity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Wet Hanging” from 2 to 3 p.m. on the academy grounds and judging for $100 Best Painting Prize. Registration is at 10 a.m. at Barton Academy or call 525-3740 for pre-registration which is encouraged for accurate lunch count. Registration fee is $20, free for those 18 and younger, includes lunch voucher. For more information, call 525-3740 or visit www.facebook.com/greaterbartonvermontartsandartistscoop.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 26

 

BRIAN MURRAY IN GREENSBORO

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents Brian Murray, the original Guildenstern in Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern for the Royal Shakespeare Company, talking about creating his role in Tom Stoppard’s play on Sunday, July 26, at 5 p.m. on the main stage in the Performance Tent in Greensboro. Tickets available at mirrorarts.org or at Willey’s Store, or at the tent before the performance. For more information, e-mail sabra@mirrorarts.org or visit mirrorarts.org.

 

BREAD AND PUPPET OVERTAKELESSNESS CIRCUS & PAGEANT

        The Bread and Puppet Theater will perform The Overtakelessness Circus and Pageant with Comet’s Passage Over Reality Passion Play on Sunday, July 26, at 3 p.m., and continuing each Sunday through August 30. The show begins at 3 p.m. as an all afternoon event on the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Following the Circus, Passion Play, and Pageant, guest performers in the band Inner Fire District will perform Radical Yiddish Balkan Folk Music in the Paper Mache Cathedral. Museum tour at 1 p.m., preshow begins at 2 p.m. in the circus field. Suggested donation for the day’s events is $10. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE IN WEST GLOVER

The West Glover Congregational Church will hold its annual Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes half chicken, salad, roll, beverage, and dessert. Cost is $10 per dinner. Takeout dinners available. For more information, call Ed or Sarah Stevens at 525-6290.

 

VERMONT HERPETOLOGY SURVEY

If you have an interest in Vermont’s reptiles and amphibians and want to help be a part of surveying the herpetology population in Orleans County, join NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on Sunday, July 26, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a day of scientist work. Free of charge. Please pre-register in advance by e-mailing Joanna@northwoodscenter.org or by calling 723-6551, extension 303.

 

BACK ROADS READINGS IN BROWNINGTON

Back Roads Readings will present poet David Huddle on Sunday, July 26, at 3 p.m. at the Brownington Congregational Church in Brownington Village. A reception and book signing will follow at 4 p.m. For more information, call Lisa von Kann at 802-633-4956 or visit www.backroadsreadings.com.

 

CASPIAN ARTS STUDIO TOUR

Tour of Greensboro, Craftsbury, West Glover, and Hardwick artists’ studios followed by a Tour’s End Party where three $100 art certificates will be drawn. Painting, wood carvings, ceramics, quilting, jewelry, and more. Tour map and information at www.caspianartsvt.com. Held on Sunday, July 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact Judy Dales at 533-7733 or judy@judydales.com.

 

MONDAY, JULY 27

 

TIME TRAVELERS DAY CAMP AT OLD STONE HOUSE

The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington will hold its annual Time Travelers Day Camp, “History Detectives,” July 27 through 31 for ages eight to 12. For more information and to register, call (802) 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN BARTON

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Monday, July 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Barton Academy and Graded School. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 28

 

PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP IN GREENSBORO

A Puppet Making Workshop with Bonnie Kolber will be held Tuesday, July 28, at 10 a.m. at the Greensboro Free Library. Make large puppets that have moving parts! Designed for children ages five through 12. Free and open to the public. Youth are welcome to stay for a free lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 533-2531 or www.greensborokids@gmail.com.

 

SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD AND PUPPET

Early American four-part hymns in the Fa-Sol-La-Mi tradition. Every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 27. All welcome, no experience necessary. Paper Mache Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Free. For more information, call Elka Shumann at 525-6972.

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN NEWPORT

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion on 35 Veterans Avenue in Newport. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN HARDWICK

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 28, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus on 205 VT Route 14S in Hardwick. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

 

GALAXY BOOKSHOP HOSTS NOVELIST JEFFREY LENT

The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick will welcome nationally best selling author Jeffrey Lent for a reading and book signing on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m., reading from his new novel, A Slant of Light. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com.

 

NEWPORT ROTARY PROGRAM & GUEST SPEAKER

The Newport Rotary Club will host Betsy Bishop of Vermont’s Chamber of Commerce, at its upcoming program on Tuesday, July 28, at the Gateway Center in Newport. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. and the speaker and program starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call Donovan Quarmby at 334-0101.

 

FREE SOUPER LUNCH IN NEWPORT

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport, will hold a free Souper Lunch on Tuesday, July 28, from noon to 1 p.m. Meal includes hearty soup, bread, and fruit dessert. Free and all are welcome. Souper Lunch is held the last Tuesday of every month.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

 

GALA BENEFIT IN GREENSBORO

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency presents a Gala Benefit for the Greensboro Nursing Home from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29. Reception in the field at 60 Lauredon Avenue in Greensboro, above Jim Cook residence. A program of music and sonnets follows at 5:30 p.m. with local Vermont stars and Tony nominees at the theater tent at the town hall. Tickets are $45 and are available at mirrorarts.org or at Willey’s Store. All proceeds benefit the Greensboro Nursing Home.

 

SONGS OF YESTERDAY IN NEWPORT

The Now Playing Newport Music Series presents a Seniors Music and Lunch program of Songs of Yesterday with Ken and Mary Michelli and Chris McGinniss on Wednesday, July 29, at noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Free but limited to 50 people. Reservations are necessary by e-mailing concerts@nowplayingnewport.com or calling (802) 334-7365.

 

FAMILY NIGHT: MUSIC, LAUGHTER AND PIE AUCTION IN WESTMORE

Wednesdays at Westmore, presented by The Westmore Association, presents Family Night: Music, Laughter, and a Pie Auction on Wednesday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, located at 27 Hinton Hill Road in Westmore. Husband and wife performers Justin Lander and Rose Friedman will delight the audience with a fresh take on the entertainment styles of the past, including pantomime, puppetry, and novelty music. Pie auction held during the show. For more information, call Pam Kennedy at 525-9725 or e-mail pamkenn@gmail.com.

 

SHORELAND PROTECTION ACT INFORMATION SESSION

The Shoreland Protection Act went into effect on July 1, 2014. Under this Act, all lakes and ponds greater than 10 acres in size now have an established Protected Shoreland Area which encompasses the area from the mean water level (shoreline) out 250 feet. Within this area, the creation of new cleared area and impervious surface is now regulated. Come learn about what these regulations are, what activities are exempt, and how the permit process works, at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. For more information, call 723-6551, extension 303, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 30

 

AUTHOR THOM ROCK IN NEWPORT

Local author Thom Rock will read from his latest book, A Table in the Wilderness: Forty Days of Forgiveness, on Thursday, July 30, in the parish hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.thomrock.com.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 31

 

WORD!CRAFT – EXPERIMENTAL ART RHYMES

A traveling, monthly, participatory, spoken word/hip hop event for all ages! It will take place on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at Wheelock Mountain Farm, 91 West Wheelock Road in Greensboro Bend. Doors open and sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. This is a substance free event. This month’s theme is “Super Heroes,” so whatever that means to you, bring it in written and/or improvised verse. You can also just come to listen and support lyrical artists. Suggested donation of $5 per person at the door. No one turned away due to a lack of funds. Contact mcmycelium74@gmail.com or http://wheelockfarm.weebly.com/ for more information and directions.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in Island Pond will feature Killing Time (country) on Friday, July 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. in Pavilion Park. Rain or shine. Vendors, crafters, food, 50/50 raffle. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy live music hosted by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.islandchamber.org or call Katherine at 673-8050.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

 

BENEFIT CAR WASH & BAKE SALE IN NEWPORT

Girl Scouts Troop #30053 is having a car wash and bake sale to help raise money for troop activities on Saturday, August 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Advanced Auto on the Newport-Derby Road. They will also be selling tickets for the 2015 Duck Regatta which benefits the Girl Scouts and the Newport Rotary Club.

 

BREAD & PUPPET UNDERNEATH THE ABOVE SHOW NUMBER 2

Bread and Puppet Theater presents Underneath the Above Show Number 2, the continuation of Part 1 on Saturday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paper Mache Cathedral at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10. A tour of the museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN BARTON

A Chicken Pie Supper will be held Saturday, August 1, at Barton United Church with three seatings at 5, 6, and 7 p.m. Complete dinner with dessert pies. Adults $10, children under ten $5, and free for children under six. Reservations suggested, call 525-3242.

 

ARTISTS NEEDED FOR JAY’S “ART ON THE FENCE”

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild will host Art on the Fence at this year’s Jay Summer Fest, taking Place August 8. Any artist (or photographer) is welcome to participate and bring their talent to the public’s notice! Artists may offer their work for sale and there is no commission fee by WHAG. Are you an artist on vacation? We want to see your work too! Help us fill the fence! Application available at www.woodenhorseartsguild.com/events.shtml. Deadline for entries is August 1.

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERING IN HARDWICK

“Grow Your Own” will host a gathering on the subject of making pickles, sauerkraut and freezer jam on Saturday, August 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) on Junction Street in Hardwick. Participants will go home with jars of canned goods they have made, and will share a free meal and raffle door prizes as well. Free and open to the public, but space is limited and RSVP is mandatory. Children are welcome. For more information or to RSVP, call Ruby Dale-Brown at 472-5940.

 

SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR & BOOK SALE IN DERBY

The Dailey Memorial Library will hold its annual Summer Arts and Crafts Fair and Book Sale at the Elks Club in Derby on Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be numerous crafters and also a farmers’ market table with fresh vegetables, flower arrangements, and homemade breads. All proceeds benefit the library. The book sale will be held at the library located on Junior High Drive in Derby from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds from the book sale benefit the book fund.

 

CRAFTSBURY 5K RUN/WALK

On Saturday, August 1, the Craftsbury Academy Class of 2016 is hosting the Third Annual Craftsbury 5K Run/Walk. The race will start and end on the Common. Registration, which will also be held on the Common, begins at 7:45 a.m. with the race starting at 8:30 a.m. Pre-register at ca2016.org ($12), or register on race day ($15). There will also be a children’s race, beginning at 8:15 a.m. and children’s activities during the main race ($1 for both). Come and have a great time and support the class.

 

WESTMORE DAY

Westmore Day is Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors wanted. Call Mark at 754-6585, Betty at 525-6613, or Dale at 525-4179.

 

CRUISE NIGHT AT ELKS IN DERBY

The Cars of Yesteryear will hold a Cruise Night on Saturday, August 1, at the Elks Lodge parking lot in Derby from 4 to 8 p.m. Barbecue at 5 p.m.

 

AQUAFEST IN NEWPORT

Newport’s Aquafest 2015, sponsored by Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce and NorthCountry Federal Credit Union, will take place on Saturday, August 1, in Newport. Events include the Waterfront Festival commencing at 11 a.m. along the boardwalk of Lake Memphremagog. Vendors, family entertainment, and live entertainment. Chowderfest will be held at the Gateway Center in Newport from noon to 2 p.m. where locals compete in the chowder competition. Buy a spoon for $5 and dig into a variety of chowders entered to win. The VT 105 Amazing Race Challenge is a fun and exciting race that includes challenges such as eating large amounts of food, counting a large number of items, finding an item/items or people, finding a shop or location, carrying items long distances, assembling a difficult structure, or solving riddles in order to get the next clue and protect your balloon at all costs! A Plein Air Event (French for “open air”) will be presented by the Wooden Horse Arts Guild and artists from anywhere are invited to “paint outdoors in natural light” in and around Newport during Aquafest. For more information about Aquafest activities, visit www.northcountry.org or call Lynne Bertrand at (802) 334-7782.

 

A CALL FOR ARTISTS TO PAINT IN NEWPORT!

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild (WHAG), in association with Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce the first annual Plein Air Paintout in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to take place in Newport during the annual Chamber of Commerce AQUAFEST! The paintout is open to any artist painting in any medium using the Plein Air technique. Participating artists must paint original works on location during the event. Free to artists! WHAG takes no commission on sold (wet!) paintings. For more information, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com. To register, e-mail your name, address, phone number and e-mail address to shurtleff@woodenhorsearts.com (subject WHAG Plein Event).

 

SHREDFEST SKATEBOARD FESTIVAL IN NEWPORT

        Newport Recreation will hold a ShredFest Skateboard Festival at Gardner Park in Newport on Saturday, August 1. For more information, visit www.newportrecreation.org or call (802) 334-6345.

 

CLAN OF THE HAWK GATHERING OF NATIONS

The Clan of the Hawk on Route 58 in Evansville will hold its 25th annual Gathering of Nations on Saturday and Sunday, August 1 and 2. Open to all, free admission, camping by donation. Drumming, dancing, storytelling, Abenaki language sharing, vendors, trade blankets. Lovely grounds, Looking Glass Museum – open all weekend with free admission. Crafts, raffles, cook shack will be open, and much more. For more information, visit www.theclanofthehawk.org, call (802) 754-2817, or e-mail etpvt@aol.com.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

 

BREAD AND PUPPET OVERTAKELESSNESS CIRCUS & PAGEANT

        The Bread and Puppet Theater will perform The Overtakelessness Circus and Pageant with Comet’s Passage Over Reality Passion Play, on Sunday, August 2, and continuing each Sunday through August 30. The show begins at 3 p.m. as an all afternoon event on the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Following the Circus, Passion Play, and Pageant, Puerto Rican puppet theater troupe Ballencal will perform in the Paper Mache Cathedral. Museum tour at 1 p.m., preshow begins at 2 p.m. in the circus field. Suggested donation for the day’s events is $10. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

HAM DINNER IN HOLLAND

The Holland Historical Society’s Old Home Sunday Dinner will take place on Sunday, August 2, at noon at the historical society located on Gore Road in Holland. Meal includes ham, baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, and a large assortment of homemade pies. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Take a free tour of the building. A silent auction will be held during the meal. For more information, call 766-8833.

 

INTERNATIONAL CAR SHOW IN NEWPORT

The Cars of Yesteryear will be at the 32nd International Car Show, held at North Country Union High School in Newport on Sunday, August 2. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ALBANY LABOR DAY PARADE

The Albany Labor Day Parade will take place on Monday, September 7, starting at 11 a.m. Participants are needed: Floats, cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, horses or other critters, music, and more. A chicken barbecue will be held after the parade. For more information or to participate in the parade, call 755-6748, 755-6865, 673-8611, or 755-5178.

 

RANGER GIVE & GO BASKETBALL CAMP

Held at Lake Region Union High School August 3 through 7. For those going into grade 3, 4, and 5, camp is from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. For those going into grades 6, 7, and 8, camp is from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuition is $50. Learn fundamental skills, both team and individual, lectures, competitions, games, free camp T-shirt. Make checks payable to Ranger Give & Go Basketball Camp and mail to Laurie Souliere, 523 Lakemond Road, Newport, VT 05855. For more information, call 673-3011 or 673-9870.

 

KINGDOM RUN IN IRASBURG

Pre-register for the 2015 Kingdom Run on Saturday, August 8, in Irasburg. Half-marathon plus 5K and 10K run begins and ends on Irasburg Common. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. Walkers welcome. Munchies buffet, blueberry sundaes and prizes to follow. To benefit the Northeast Kingdom Spay-Neuter Program. For information and to pre-register, visit www.kingdomrun.org or call 766-5310.

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS TO PAINT BEAUTIFUL LAKE WILLOUGHBY!

The Westmore Association and the WilloughVale Inn, in conjunction with Plein Air Northeast Kingdom, are pleased to announce a Plein Air Paintout and Competition on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9. This event is open to all artists painting in any medium using plein air technique. Participating artists must paint original works on location (Willoughby Lake Area) during the event. The event is free to artists and will offer awards including cash prizes. Sites will be identified and a map will be provided for artists and the public. Award of prizes and final showing with optional purchase will be held at the WilloughVale Inn on Sunday, August 9. To register online, visit www.meetup.com/Plein-Air-Northeast-Kingdom or call Donna Walsh at 561-400-2735 or Pam Kennedy at 525-9725.

 

KINGDOM FARM & FOOD DAYS SEEKS FARMS & RESTAURANTS

Kingdom Farm and Food Days will be held August 14 through 16. The Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick is seeking farms who are already offering tours and hosting the public at their farms who would like to be involved. Restaurants who serve local foods and would be willing to put a poster in their front window are also sought. Anyone interested is asked to e-mail CAE Community Projects Coordinator Bethany Dunbar at Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org or call 472-5362, extension 204.

 

FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT

There will be a free CDL (commercial driver’s license) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 31, September 1 and 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. These classes are being held to prepare people for the CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would like to drive bus as well. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, call 334-2839.

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATER SUMMER CAMPS

Vermont Family Theatre presents its schedule for our 18th season of summer camp. Camps are one of the best values in the area. Performances are held with each camp. This year’s dates & locations are: July 27-July 31, Orleans Municipal Building, Orleans, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Treasure Island for ages 6-13. All skill levels including acting, stage combat, dance, singing, and stage craft. Aug. 3-14, Orleans Municipal Building, Orleans, Week 1: times TBD. Auditions, blocking & choreography. Week 2, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. (performance run-thru.) This camp is called Apprentice Camp Week and it is for campers who have previously completed other camps with VFT and have reached advanced (in at least one area) status from the director. Complete details can be found on the website www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by calling VFT at 754-2187 in the evenings.

 

LOWELL WIND FARM TOURS

Green Mountain Power is offering free public tours of the 21 turbine Kingdom Community Wind Project in Lowell during July and August. To register for a tour and view tour dates, visit www.greenmountainpower.com/innovative/wind/windtours or call Gert Tetreault at 744-6664.

 

JAY SUMMER FEST LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS

The eighth annual Jay Summer Fest, taking place on Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seeks the following: Parade entrants, 10:30 a.m., music, floats, etc. Call Sally at 988-4786. King Arthur Flour Scone Contest entrants, rules at www.jayvt.com. Tag Sale Fundraiser donations, drop off at Jay Town Hall starting July 27. Horseshoe Tournament entrants at Jay Village Inn at 12:30 p.m. Still room for a few unique vendors. A Jay Focus Group 501c 3 Event. Visit www.jayvt.com or call 988-4706.

 

FINE ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS NEEDED

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites fine artists and fine crafters to show and sell their work at their “Hot Show of Summer” on August 22 at the Newport American Legion Post #21 on Veterans Avenue. If you are an established or emerging artist (painter) or crafter with a unique craft, send e-mail with images of your work to Camilla@woodenhorsearts.com or call Camilla at 988-4300 to arrange to see your work. The Hot Show of Summer is a WHAG member show with invitations to new artists or crafters for an opportunity of visibility to the public.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

BURKE FARMERS’ MARKET

The Burke Farmers’ Market is open every Wednesday through September from 3 to 6 p.m. on the green at the East Burke Community Library/Burke Mountain Club along Route 114 in East Burke Village. Vendors include Wilder Farm, Auntie Dee Dee’s Homemade Baked Goods, 802 Fresh Food Truck, Asian Homestyle Cooking, Long Branch Wooden Bowls, Crooked Mile Cheese, Scoby Juice Kombucha and many more. For more information, call the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce at 626-4124 or e-mail burkechamber@burkevermont.com.

 

HARDWICK FARMERS’ MARKET

Open for the season. Live music. Open Fridays through October from 3 to 6 p.m. at Atkins Field on Granite Street in Hardwick. For more information, contact Bethany at Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.

 

JAY VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET

Downtown Jay, in the field next to the Jay Country Store. Open every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Columbus Day Weekend. Vendors wanted for local foods and crafts! Call Wilma at 988-2521 or Maria at 895-4869.

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

The Newport Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday until October 17, and every Wednesday until October 14, on the causeway across from Waterfront Plaza, between North Country Chamber of Commerce building and the I-91 access road in Newport (exit 27). Rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything made or grown by local farmers and craftpersons. EBT and debit cards accepted. Farm to family coupon site. For more information, call 274-8206.

 

WESTFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET

Held the first and third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting, until late fall. Still room for vendors. We have baked goods, Rada cutlery, craft items, yard sale items, and vegetables. Bring your own tent and items for sale. Lunch is available. Held on the Common in Westfield.

 

WESTMORE FARMERS’ MARKET

Westmore is open from 1 to 5 p.m. every Monday through August 24 (and also on Westmore Day, Saturday, August 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Call Mark at 754-6585 or Betty at 525-6613 for more information. Vendors wanted.

 

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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 334-1213 or toll free at (877) 334-1213, or visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3.” Also visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3” for a comprehensive schedule.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

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

 

BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER

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

 

BODIES IN MOTION

A unique combo of aerobic routines, exercise sequences and some weight lifting set to upbeat, contemporary music with dancer/instructor-turned-trainer Mo Profera. Group meets at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Community Church on Routes 5/105 in Derby. The weekly program is one of a series of alternative fitness programs occasionally sponsored by the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging. The classes are free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Jenny Patoine, the NEK Council’s fitness coordinator, at (802) 748-5182.

 

BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER

Route 122, Glover. Suggested donation: $10, no one turned away. 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org. June 13–August 29 and September 12 & 19, evening performances, Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. The Underneath The Above Shows.

The Overtakelessness Circus and Pageant with Comet’s Passage Over Reality Passion Play, July 12 through August 30. Outdoor performance for all ages, in the Circus Field. Side Shows and Ding Dongs start at 2 p.m. Circus follows at 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org.

 

BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT

American Contract Bridge League, pair games, every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center common room (located across from the Irving Gas Station), directed by Arthur Aiken, 525-4617. Also at Holbrook Bay Commons Club House in Newport every Thursday at 1 p.m., directed by Eric McCann, 988-4773. Both games are open, and a partner will be provided if you don’t have one. $3 fee per person. Rubber Bridge Game at the Gateway Center in Newport on the second Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. Must arrive as a complete table and at least one of the four must be a Community Bank customer. Bridge Learning Group meets at the Goodridge Memorial Library in Newport every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome. No fee. For more information on Bridge games in the area, e-mail pat.hunt@kingcon.com.

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). Menu for Friday, July 24, is roast pork with mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots, and strawberry shortcake. Menu for Friday, July 31, is beef stroganoff with egg noodles, zucchini, and apple crumb cake. Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia Culinary Trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at 487-9380.

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

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.

 

FAMILY AND FRIEND FUN BIKE RIDES IN NEWPORT

Family and Friend Fun Bike Rides will be held every Thursday beginning at 5:30 p.m. starting in the parking lot of North Country Hospital in Newport. Gentle, at-your-own-pace rides, three miles round trip. Please bring a snack and drink as there is a half-way stop at John’s River before returning. Perfect for families or those who are new to biking and want to enjoy new friends and beautiful scenery. FREE but helmets are required to participate. Sponsored by North Country Hospital and The Village Bike Shop. For more information, contact Beth Barnes at bbarnes@nchsi.org or call 334-3210, extension 351.

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

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

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

JAM SESSION IN LOWELL

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

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

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

 

LINE DANCING IN ST. JOHNSBURY

Line dancing will be held at the Moose Lodge in St. Johnsbury every Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. Everyone welcome. $3 donation.

 

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 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. On Tuesday the location is North Country Hospital located at 189 Proutry Drive in Newport. Enter through the main hospital doors before 7 p.m., afterwards go through the emergency room, go downstairs to the library/conference room. On Thursday the location is The Church of God at 295 Crawford Road in Derby. Enter through the main front doors of the church. For more information, call 895-4757.

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

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

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

NEK VERMONT PERMACULTURE GROUP

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

 

NEWPORT AGE FRIENDLY ADVISORY COUNCIL WEEKLY “COFFEE TALK” SESSIONS

The Newport Age Friendly Advisory Council will hold weekly “Coffee Talk” sessions with residents. AARP will provide a free cup of coffee or tea and residents can visit with council members, find out more about upcoming plans for Newport, and provide input. The council meets every Friday through August 28 at Newport Natural Market and Café on main Street in Newport. For more information, contact David Reville at 951-1303 or e-mail dreville@aarp.org.

 

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

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

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

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

St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 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 535-2011 or Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org, or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

 

SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

Derby Senior Meals are held at noon every second Thursday at the Elks Lodge #2155 on the Newport-Derby Road in Derby. By donation. For more information, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging’s nutrition coordinators Jenny Patoine or Lallie Mambourg at 748-5182.

 

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

Lunch is served at noon on Mondays on the lower level of the Glover Town Hall, 3018 Glover Street. Suggested donation by seniors is $3.50; for those younger than 60, $5. For more information, call the NEK Council on Aging’s Nutrition Coordinator Lallie Mambourg at 1-800-642-5119.

 

SHAPE NOTE SINGS AT BREAD AND PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold Shape Note Sings on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., through August 25. 525-3031, breadandpuppet.org.

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport holds a free Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

  1. ISIDORE’S PARISH BINGO

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

 

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE FOR CHILDREN

        Meals for children ages 18 and younger will be provided free of charge throughout the summer in various locations in Orleans County:

  • BARTONMeals held at the Barton Senior Center for all children 18 and under starting at noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through August 27. Call 525-4400 for information. Activities will be offered prior to the meal at the Barton Library.

The Lunch Box mobile kitchen will offer meals every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library. For more information, call Rebecca at 334-2044 or e-mail rmitchell@gmfts.org.

  • COUTTS CAMP IN DERBY is partnering in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be served at Coutts Camp in Derby: Breakfast at 7:30 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., snack at 2:30 p.m., and supper at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Supper only on Sundays. Breakfast, lunch, and snack only on Fridays through August 7. For more information, call Annie Brueck at 673-5638.
  • NEWPORT – North Country Hospital is again participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. The program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Meals are available to all children 18 years of age or younger during summer programs at Newport City Elementary School, the Early Childhood Program, NEKCA Teen Center, Dailey Memorial Library, Northeast Kingdom Human Services, St. Edward’s Preschool and Derby Elementary School. For more information, call NCH Food Service Director, Steven Gadapee, at 334-3288.

The Lunch Box mobile kitchen will offer meals every Thursday from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Gardner Park. For more information, call Rebecca at 334-2044 or e-mail rmitchell@gmfts.org.

  • DERBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Monday through Thursday through July 30. Breakfast from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
  • HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Monday through Thursday, through July 30. Breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
  • JAY/WESTFIELD JOINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Monday through Friday through July 31. Breakfast from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 to 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
  • NEWPORT TOWN SCHOOL – Monday through Thursday through July 30. Breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:45 to 12:15 p.m. For more information, call Amy Brasseur at 334-5847, ext. 2027.
  • ISLAND POND – The Lunch Box mobile kitchen will offer meals every Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pavilion Park. For more information, call Rebecca at 334-2044 or e-mail rmitchell@gmfts.org.

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

TAI CHI CLASS

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

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

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

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

Tai Chi with instructor George Mckenzie is held Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, 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 from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail tomblusa@hotmail.com.

 

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.

 

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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. Open Mondays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Fridays from 1-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. For further information, please call the library at 525-6524.

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. craftsburylibrary@gmail.com. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Summer Programs for families, youth and adults from through August 11. For more information, visit our website, e-mail, or call.

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. Arm Chair Chats meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. 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. Story time on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages birth to six years old.

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 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. 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

135 Main Street (5A), next to the park. Hours: Saturday 1-4 p.m. For further information, call (201) 519-3633. www.westburkepubliclibrary.wordpress.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westburkelibrary.

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ARTFUL EYE

A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 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.

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

Bread and Puppet Museum, one of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world, is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and after shows until November 1. Museum tours Saturdays at 6 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Admission free, donations welcome. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). For more information, please visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

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

 

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

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

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Open Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston. For more information, call Grace Frizzell at 723-6024.

 

CHUCK GUEST GALLERY

Featuring over 130 paintings of abstract imagery. Located at 205 Vermont Route 114 in East Burke. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 626-9011 or visit www.chuckguest.com.

 

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. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.

 

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

35 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Call Martha at 766-8833 or Allen or Kathleen at 766-5159. Sundays 2-4 p.m. through October 11.

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM GALLERY

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

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

 

GRACE GALLERY

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

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

        29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. 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.

 

LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

The Looking Glass Museum is located on the grounds of the Clan of the Hawk off Route 58 in Evansville. Free admittance. This is a museum dedicated to the local Native American groups. For more information, call 754-2817 or e-mail etpvt@aol.com.

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Works by Donna Jean Safford “25 years of painting” on display through September 8. Free admission. 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. Showcasing Newport’s forever changing history and landmarks. Summer and fall exhibits featuring the before and after of the demolition on Main Street in Newport.

 

MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Morgan Historical Society welcomes visitors this summer on Mondays from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m., or by appointment. There are displays of uniforms, farm equipment, pictures, maps, and family treasures. The Church Mouse is the MHS gift shop including many handmade items sold on a consignment basis. Contact Beverly May at 723-5907. The MHS headquarters is in the former Morgan Center Church located on the corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

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

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Paintings by Laura Heijn on display until July 31.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. A Memorial Exhibition for Ellen Dorn Levitt on display until August 8.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

        109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. info@oldstonehousemuseum.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is open until October 15, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 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.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day except Tuesdays.

 

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. 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

The 99 Gallery and Center on School Street behind 316 Main Street in downtown Newport. Work by Seattle surrealist Donald Peel and Northeast Kingdom artists, free classes, movies and community events. Open most afternoons till 5 p.m. 323-7759

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

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

 

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

Hardwick Inn, 4 South Main Street, Hardwick. Call 472-9933 for information.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. New Exhibit: “Dust” on display now. Admission by donation. Self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY

240a Dufferin St., Stanstead, Quebec. Jianchun Zhang – “Moving Colors” – photography. Brigitte Blanchet – mixed media, through July 26. All are welcome! Hours: Thurs.–Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.levieuxforgeron.com

 

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

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

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

 

 

 

 

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