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WEDNESDAY, JULY 16
MARYLIZ RIDDLE & LINDA SCHNECK PRESENTATION AT ATHENAEUM
MaryLiz Riddle, poet and storyteller, and Linda Schneck, harpist, will present “An Evening of Sound and Rhythm where Words and Music Become One,” on Wednesday, July 16, at 7 p.m., at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. Part of the Readings in the Gallery Series. Program is free. Reception and book and CD signing will follow. For more information, call 525-3224.
CRAFTSBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT FEATURED BY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Craftsbury Historical Society continues its summer programs on Wednesday, July 16 with a program featuring the Craftsbury Volunteer Fire Department. Retired and current members of this group will share their experiences. The meeting will convene at 7 p.m. in the Common Room at Craftsbury Academy in Craftsbury Common. Free, handicapped accessible. The public is welcome.
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP AT BARTON LIBRARY
A Poetry Writing Workshop will meet Wednesday, July 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., downstairs at the Barton Public Library. No prior experience required — novices and seasoned writers welcome. Refreshments.
THURSDAY, JULY 17
GALA BENEFIT AUCTIONS FOR OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM
The 2nd annual live and silent auction will be held on Thursday, July 17, at 6 p.m., at East Side Restaurant on Lake Memphremagog in Newport. To benefit the Old Stone House Museum. Seafood bar, hors d’ouvres, tastings of Eden Iced Cider, sweets. Cash bar. Thurmond Knight will provide cello music. Auction items include experiences, accommodations, gifts, art, artisan crafts, goods, services, and gift certificates. $30 per person. Make reservations by calling the Old Stone House Museum at (802) 754-2022.
CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT CONCERT IN HARDWICK
Craftsbury Chamber Players will present its first concert Thursday, July 17, at 8 p.m., at the Hardwick Town House on Church Street. Featuring music by Boccherini, Clarke, and Borodin. Tickets on sale at the door at 7:15 p.m.: Adults $25, students $10, children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.
CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT FREE CONCERT FOR CHILDREN
Craftsbury Chamber Players will present a free Mini Concert for Children and Their Friends on Thursday, July 17, at 2 p.m., at the Hardwick Town House on Church Street. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.
NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND
The Newport Area Concert Band will play a concert at the gazebo in Gardner Park in Newport on Thursday, July 17. In event of rain, concerts are held at the Municipal Building on Main Street in Newport. All people who play band instruments are welcome to join. Rehearsals, which are encouraged but not required, are Mondays at 7 pm at the North Country Union Junior High School in Derby. For more information please call 754-8580.
FRIDAY, JULY 18
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE IN ISLAND POND
Friday Night Live will be held at Pavilion Park in Island Pond on Friday, July 18 (and every Friday through August 29), from 6 to 10 p.m. Live music by Jimmy T & The Cobras (outlaw country/rock), vendors, food, 50/50 raffle. Sponsored by Island Pond Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds go toward paying the bands. For questions regarding music, contact Katherine at 673-8050 or visit www.islandpondchamber.org.
JAM SESSION IN CHARLESTON
A Jam Session will be held at Charleston Elementary School on Center School Road in East Charleston on Friday, July 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $3. Snacks available. Musicians, singers, and the community are welcome. Cancellations posted on WMOO, NEKTV, www.ces.ncsuvt.org, or call 895-2915, 723-6271, or 723-6038.
GRACE FUNDRAISER AUCTION IN GREENSBORO
Grass Roots Art and Community Effort (GRACE) will host a summer fundraiser on Friday, July 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lakeview Inn in Greensboro. Cocktail reception, catered by Mackin Edibles, music by Ira Friedman, silent auction, door prizes, and a GRACE art exhibition. Tickets $50 per person and may be purchased in advance or at the door. For further information, contact GRACE at (802) 472-6857 or email@example.com, or check Facebook.
B&P PRESENTS “NOTHING IS NOT READY SHOW” IN GLOVER
Bread and Puppet Theater will perform the “Nothing is Not Ready Show” on Friday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m., at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Museum tour at 6:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10; no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
RESTORATION FORESTRY AT NORTHWOODS
On Friday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Restoration Forestry will be explored. $10. In this workshop, foresters from NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will take you to sites in its demonstration forest where they are helping the woods recover from erosion, high-grading, exotic plant invasion, and land use conversion. Come prepared for a morning outdoors with up to one mile of walking. Pre-register by calling 802-723-6551, extension 113, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
CARING FOR YOUR WOODLANDS WORKSHOP AT NORTHWOODS
The Vermont Tree Farm program, in conjunction with the UVM Extension forester, Vermont Woodlands Association, and NorthWoods Stewardship Center, are offering a Caring for Your Woodlands workshop at NorthWoods in East Charleston on Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. It is aimed at individuals who are presently enrolled in Vermont’s Current Use program who may be interested in becoming certified Tree Farmers. Pre-register by calling (802) 723-6551, extension 113 or online at www.northwoodscenter.org/wordpress/events/.
SATURDAY, JULY 19
IRASBURG CHURCH FAIR
The Irasburg United Church Fair will be held on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to dusk, on Irasburg Common. Crafts, auction at 11 a.m., music, baked goods, children’s games, strawberry shortcake. Chicken barbecue from 3:30 to 7 p.m., parade at 7 p.m., fireworks at dusk. For more information, call 754-6583 or visit www.irasburgchurchfair.com .
BOOK SIGNING BY ARTIST MARY AZARIAN AT THE GALAXY BOOKSHOP
Celebrated illustrator Mary Azarian will be at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick for a special book signing on Saturday, July 19, at 10:30 a.m. Her most recent published work is a children’s picture book called Before We Eat, written by Pat Brisson. Ms. Azarian’s illustrations bring to life the chain of producers and shopkeepers who grow, harvest, and stock the food we buy to put on our tables. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com.
MORGAN COMMUNITY BARBECUE
All are welcome to attend the annual Morgan Community Barbecue on Saturday, July 19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Hosted by Morgan Church. There is always plenty of home cooked food to share under a tent. No reservations, no cost, plenty of parking, no donations — just a good time, maybe some music, and a bounce house and entertainment for the children.
COMMUNITY CIRCUS REHEARSAL AT B&P FARM
A community circus rehearsal will be held on Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m., at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover to perform the following Sunday. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 525-3031.
BASKET BAKING AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM
Make a brunch bakery basket with Carolyn Starr at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginners and experienced basket makers welcome. Cost is $25, or $20 for museum members, plus a $28 material fee. Bring lunch. For more information and to register, contact the museum at (802) 754-2022 or www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
WEEKLY GOLF CLINICS AT ORLEANS COUNTRY CLUB
Weekly Golf Clinics, for girls and boys from preschool age through high school, will be held at the Orleans Country Club on the following Saturdays at 10 a.m. for one hour: July 19 and 26. No cost and clubs will be provided. Arrive early to register. For more information, call the Pro Shop at 754-2333.
BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE
If you’re interested in a new variety of board game, you are invited to Border Board Games on Saturday, July 19 (and every third Saturday of the month), at 5 p.m., at Derby Line Village Hall on Main Street. Games played are like Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride. All welcome. Newcomers are gladly taught all games. If you enjoy traditional board games you will love these games. For more information, find them on Facebook or visit http://sites.google.com/site/borderboardgames or contact Bethany at 802-873-3028 firstname.lastname@example.org
SLIDE PROGRAM ON EARLY HISTORY OF WESTMORE
On Saturday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m., Dick Simpson will once again present his slide program, “The Early History of Westmore and Willoughby Lake,” in the Westmore Fellowship Hall. A $5 adult donation is suggested to benefit Westmore Association Scholarship Fund. Children and students high school age and under are free. For more information, call Mr. Simpson at 525-3723.
TREASURES & SMALL ANTIQUES SALE IN WESTMORE
Treasures and small antiques will be available for sale in the old Westmore Town Clerk’s building across from the Community Hall and Memorial Park on Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale supports the Memorial Park and building maintenance projects.
SUNDAY, JULY 20
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION AT WHITE WATER GALLERY IN EAST HARDWICK
White Water Gallery presents Caspian Arts — Individual Perspectives at 5 River Street by the bridge in East Hardwick Village from July 20 to August 31. There will be an Artists’ Reception on Sunday, July 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments and entertainment will be provided. For more information, call Watergate at (802) 563-2037 or visit http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.
MUSIC JAM WITH BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS IN LOWELL
The Bobbin Mill Players will hold a Music Jam on Sunday, July 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the St. Ignatius Parish Hall in Lowell. All singers and musicians are welcome. Admission by donation.
“THE NOTHING IS NOT READY” CIRCUS & PAGEANT AT BREAD & PUPPET
Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will perform “The Nothing is Not Ready Circus and Pageant” on Sunday, July 20, continuing each Sunday through August 24. Museum tour at 1 p.m. Sideshows at 2 p.m. Circus at 3 p.m. Following will be a guest performance of Toy Theater Odyssey and artist Helen Rabin featured in the Woodshed Gallery. Suggested donations $10 – no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
BACK ROADS READING IN BROWNINGTON
As part of the Old Stone House Museum’s Back Roads Reading series, Ellen Bryant Voigt will read from her work at Brownington Congregational Church on Sunday, July 20, at 3 p.m. For more information, call 754-2022.
COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN WEST BURKE
A Country Acoustic Jam, aka Pass the Mike, will be held Sunday, July 20, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Burke Community Building in West Burke. All those with musical or singing talents are encouraged to participate. Or just come and listen. $3 donation at the door. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds to benefit Burke Senior Meal site. Snacks and beverages will be available. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412.
MONDAY, JULY 21
NEWPORT AFTER 5 CLUB’S DINNER MEETING AT EAST SIDE
The Newport After 5 Club’s monthly dinner meeting will be held Monday, July 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the East Side Restaurant in Newport. Special feature, musical selections, and visiting speaker. For more information, call (802) 274-2594, 873-3097, or 754-6358. Make reservations by Thursday, July 17. Cancellations may be made by calling Marge at (802) 274-2594 before July 21 at 10 a.m. Reservations not canceled must be paid. Sponsored by Newport After Five and is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. All women in the area are invited.
ARTIST CO-OP DISCUSSION IN BARTON
A meeting will be held Monday, July 21, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. at 155 Main Street (old country store beside E.M. Brown) to discuss the possibility of an artist co-op in Barton. The chief coordinator for the Nelson Art Gallery (www.Nelson-gallery.com) in Lexington, Virginia, will explain what it takes to start and operate an artist co-op for interested Northeast Kingdom artists and art supporters (maybe with a coffee house component?). The meeting is free and open to anyone interestesd. Refreshments served. For more information, call Adrien or Ed Helm at 525-3740.
SWIMMING LESSONS AT RIVER OF LIFE IN IRASBURG
River of Life in Irasburg will hold a second session of Swimming Lessons in a two-week session from July 21 to August 1 (Monday through Friday), for ages 5 to 12 at any level. The cost is just $30 per week ($60 for the two-week session), but it will be free for those signed up for Day Camp during those weeks. To register or for more information, call 754-9600 or e-mail email@example.com .
TUESDAY, JULY 22
SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD & PUPPET
A Shape Note Sing will be held Tuesday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. (and every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. through August), at the Paper Mache Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Early American 4-part hymns in the fa-sol-la-mi tradition. All welcome, no experience necessary. Free. For more information, call Elka at (802) 525-6972.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
BASKET BAKING AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM
Make a bountiful bread basket with Carolyn Starr at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington on Wednesday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginners and experienced basket makers welcome. Cost is $25, or $20 for museum members, plus a $28 material fee. Bring lunch. For more information and to register, contact the museum at (802) 754-2022 or www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP AT BARTON LIBRARY
A Poetry Writing Workshop will meet Wednesday, July 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., downstairs at the Barton Public Library. No prior experience required — novices and seasoned writers welcome. Refreshments.
THURSDAY, JULY 24
CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT CONCERTS IN HARDWICK
Craftsbury Chamber Players will present a concert on Thursday, July 24, at 8 p.m., at the Hardwick Town House on Church Street. Featuring music by Ravel, Bunch, and Beethoven. Tickets on sale at the door at 7:15 p.m.: Adults $25, students $10, children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.
CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT FREE CONCERT FOR CHILDREN
Craftsbury Chamber Players will present a free Mini Concert for Children and Their Friends Thursday, July 24 at 2 p.m., at the Hardwick Town House on Church Street. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.
AUCTION & PIE SALE IN HARDWICK
The annual Auction and Pie Sale to benefit the United Church of Hardwick will take place Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m., at 113 West Church Street in Hardwick. Rain or shine. Pie, hot dogs, desserts, soda, and coffee will be available. Bring your own chair. For information or pickup, call Sharyn Salls at (802) 472-6566.
WESTMORE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING & POTLUCK SUPPER
The Westmore Association will hold its annual meeting and Potluck Supper on Thursday, July 24, at 5:30 p.m., at Westmore Fellowship Hall. Followed by a presentation about Eurasion milfoil and other alien species that threaten area lakes. For more information, contact Anne Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND
The Newport Area Concert Band will play a concert at the gazebo in Gardner Park in Newport on Thursday, July 24. In event of rain, concerts are held at the Municipal Building on Main Street in Newport. All people who play band instruments are welcome to join us to play. Rehearsals, which are encouraged but not required, are Mondays at 7 pm at the North Country Junior High School in Derby. For more information please call 754-8580.
NORTHEAST REGIONAL 4-H DAIRY CLINIC AT ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
A Northeast Regional 4-H Dairy Clinic will take place at Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton on Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25. For more information, call Lindy Birch at 802-766-2711.
FRIDAY, JULY 25
CLYDE RIVER WETLANDS PADDLE AT NORTHWOODS
On Friday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a Clyde River Wetlands Paddle at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston. Free to MWA members, $10 nonmembers, includes canoe, paddle, PFD, and shuttle. The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) sponsors this opportunity to tour the Clyde River wetlands with naturalist and Director of the NorthWoods Forest Stewardship Institute, Jayson Benoit. Jayson will lead the exploration of the Buck Flats Complex, and will help participants identify wetland plants. Participants are welcome to bring their own canoe or kayak. Learn more about the MWA and become a member at www.memphremagogwatershedassociation.org. Bring a bag lunch and binoculars. For more information or to register, visit www.northwoodscenter.org or call 802-723-6551, extension 115.
OLIVER! AT HASKELL OPERA HOUSE IN DERBY LINE
Oliver! a British musical by Lionel Bart, produced by QNEK Productions. Based on the Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist follows his fortune around Victorian London. Shows on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, at 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, $7 for Community Circle, available from the QNEK Box Office at (802) 334-2216, www.qnek.com, at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport, or advance purchase at Catamount Arts Box Office at 888-757-5559 or www.catamountarts.org.
MUSIC JAM AT DERBY LINE VILLAGE HALL
The 4th Friday Music Jam will be held July 25 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Derby Line Village Hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission by donation. All levels of musicians and singers welcome. To benefit music and auto tech scholarships for students from Lake Region Union High School and North Country Union High School.
CHURCH TAG/BAKE SALE IN NORTH TROY
A Church Tag and Bake Sale will be held Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Vincent de Paul at 18 North Pleasant Street in North Troy. Indoors, rain or shine.
SATURDAY, JULY 26
GLOVER DAY CELEBRATION
Glover Day will be held Saturday, July 26, and will include the traditional Runaway Pond Road Race (5.5 mile and 5K at 9:30 a.m.), Tour de Glover Mountain Bike Race at 9 a.m., Kids 2K Race at 10:30 a.m. Pre-register at grecreation.org and save $5. Registration day of race at 7:30 a.m. 8th grade dunk tank 9 a.m. to noon. Fun and games for the whole family from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bread and Puppet Theater at 10:45 a.m., live old-time music from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., horseshoe tournament from 12:30 to 3 p.m., volleyball tournament from 1 to 5 p.m. at Glover Park. Book sale, sales and information at Glover Historical Society table. Hot food and cold drinks. Sponsored by Glover Recreation.
CRAFTS OF THE LAKE REGION FAIR IN BARTON
The 4th annual Crafts of the Lake Region Fair will be held Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Barton Academy & Graded School grounds. To benefit Barton Public Library. In addition to the varied crafts to be offered by area artisans (pottery, tinware, jewelry, handbags, weaving, wood products, food, and more), this year will include local music. No admission fee. For further information, call the library at 525-6524 or Sally at 525-4538.
MAKE BLACKSMITH TONGS AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM
Courtney Mead will guide students with previous blacksmithing experience in making tongs on Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. Cost is $75, or $65 for museum members, plus a $25 material fee. Bring lunch. For more information and to register, contact the museum at (802) 754-2022 or www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
WEEKLY GOLF CLINICS AT ORLEANS COUNTRY CLUB
A Golf Clinic for girls and boys from preschool age through high school will be held at the Orleans Country Club on Saturday, July 26, at 10 a.m. for one hour. No cost, and clubs will be provided. Arrive early to register. For more information, call the Pro Shop at 754-2333.
The Willoughby Triathlon — 6 mile bike, 1.1 mile swim, and 2 mile trail run to top of Mount Pisgah (morning) — will be held Saturday, July 26. Also, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Youth Triathlon will have a 3-mile bike, 100-yard swim, and 1-mile trail run to Pulpit Rock on Mount Pisgah. For more information, visit www.kingdomtriathlon.org.
NORTHWOODS’ 25th BIRTHDAY BBQ
On Saturday, July 26, at 5 p.m., help NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston celebrate 25 years of conservation and education in Vermont. $15 adults, $5 children. Live music and plenty of food. Proceeds benefit NorthWoods programs. Visit www.northwoodscenter.orgfor details. Helpers are welcome. Contact Colleen at (802) 723-6551, extension 114.
YARD SALE AT HOLLAND CHURCH
A Yard Sale will be held at Holland Community Church at 3088 Valley Road on Saturday, July 26, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Large items are priced, smaller items by donation. Huge variety of quality items from small appliances to furniture. Proceeds will be used to install water and septic at church.
DEMOS & DESSERTS IN GREENSBORO
Demos and Desserts will be held Saturdays at the Miller’s Thumb Gallery on Breezy Avenue in Greensboro from 2 to 5 p.m. July 26 will feature acclaimed silk scarf artist Ellen spring of Starksboro. She will bring her tools and materials to show the many stages of creating her hand-painted scarves. Come, ask questions, watch art being created, and enjoy sweet treats.
VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN ENSEMBLE CONCERT IN NEWPORT
Village Harmony’s 3rd summer teen world music ensemble will present a concert at Newport United Church on Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m. Suggested admission at the door is $10, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call (802) 723-4137.
NEK AUDUBON PICNIC, NATURE WALK, & SLIDE SHOW IN PEACHAM
Northeast Kingdom Audubon will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, July 26, at the home of Charlie and Wynne Browne in Peacham. The picnic and activities are free and open to the public. The evening will begin with a 5 p.m. potluck picnic. NEK Audubon will provide desserts and drinks along with a grill for those wishing to cook meats or vegetables. A leisurely nature walk around the grounds will follow. At 6:30 p.m. world birder Paul Bengtson will present an illustrated tour of the birds, wildlife, and people of Madagascar based on his recent experiences there. Attendees should call Charlie Browne at (802) 592-3545 for directions and potluck needs.
WENDY’S CRUISE NIGHT WITH CARS OF YESTERYEAR IN NEWPORT
Wendy’s Cruise Night with Cars of Yesteryear will take place in Newport on Saturday, July 26, from 4 to 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 27
CHICKEN BARBECUE IN WEST GLOVER
An annual Chicken Barbecue will be held Sunday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at West Glover Congregational Church. Dinner includes half chicken, salad, roll, beverage, and dessert. Take-out dinners available. $10 per dinner. For further information, call Ed or Sarah Stevens at 525-6290.
VILLAGE HARMONY TEEN ENSEMBLE CONCERT IN NEWPORT
Village Harmony’s 3rd summer teen world music ensemble will present a concert at Newark Church on Sunday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. Suggested admission at the door is $10, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call (802) 467-3555.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN WESTMORE
An Ice Cream Social will be held in Westmore (in the park across from the church) on Sunday, July 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring Alan Greenleaf and The Doc singing their original tunes with a Northeast Kingdom theme. Dessert Bake-off and Silent Auction. For more information, contact Anne Brooks at email@example.com.
BACK ROADS READING IN BROWNINGTON
On Sunday, July 27, at 3 p.m., Judith Chalmer, Michiko Oishi, and Nadell Fishman will read from their works at Brownington Congregational Church.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS
First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS
Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.
AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT
The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.
BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER
Bingo at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242 in Montgomery Center every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. Quickies at 6:30 p.m., regular and special games at 7 p.m. Paper cards. Progressive jackpot, raffles, lunch, freebies, fun for all.
COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT
A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.
CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD
Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.
CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT CONCERTS IN HARDWICK
Craftsbury Chamber Players will present concerts each Thursday evening from July 17 to August 21, at 8 p.m., at the Hardwick Town House on Church Street. Tickets on sale at the door at 7:15 p.m.: Adults $25, students $10, children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.
CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT FREE CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FRIENDS
Craftsbury Chamber Players will present Free Mini Concerts for Children and Their Friends Thursdays, July 17 to August 21, at 2 p.m. Concerts on July 17 and 24 will be held at Hardwick Town House on Church Street. Concerts on July 31 and August 7 will be held at East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church. Concerts on August 14 and 21 will be held at Greensboro United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS
Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.
DERBY SENIOR MEAL AT ELKS CLUB
Derby Senior Meal will be held at the Elks Club on the Newport–Derby Road in Derby every second Thursday of the month at noon. By donation. For more information, call Jenny or Lallie at the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 642-5119.
DIABETICS, PREDIABETICS & THEIR CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
This support group has been formed in this area and will be held the first Monday of every month in Barton at 5:30 p.m. Bring tips for what works for you and learn other information to make your life easier. Meetings will be monthly and last 1-1/4 hours. For more information, call John at 754-8410 after 5 p.m.
DIVINE HEALING COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING AT THE ART HOUSE
A Divine Healing Community Group will meet at The Art House on North Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury Common every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free. To register, call 586-9070. Registration is not required. All experience levels welcome. Come to be healed, come to learn how to heal, or just come to learn what divine healing is.
DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.
FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP
Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, in the Community Justice living room. A warm, safe place where women can find support for facing challenges and learn some new strategies for addressing life’s complications and problems. All welcome. No qualifications or criteria.
GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.
HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT
Held every third Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free, anonymous, no needles, oral test, includes short talk session. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.
JAM SESSION IN WESTFIELD
A Jam Session will be held at the Westfield Community Center every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. $3 donation at the door with proceeds to benefit the Westfield Playground Project. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.
JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE DISCOUNT CARD
$20. Valid through December 2014 for cardholder only. Great gift for any occasion. Includes ongoing discounts at Jay Village Inn, Jay Country Store, Snow Job Sport & Gift Shop in Jay, Bernie’s Restaurant & 1st Trax in Montgomery Center. Buy at www.jayvt.com, Jay Town Hall or participating businesses. For more information, call (802) 343-5687. A Jay Focus Group fundraiser.
JAY TUESDAY LITE LUNCH & SOCIAL GATHERING
For Jay area residents on Tuesdays (with some exceptions) at Jay Community Center, Jay Town Hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch of soup, sandwiches, dessert, and beverage at noon, with time to socialize — play cards, work on a puzzle, or browse through the lending library. Other activities may include health checks and entertainment. Doors close at 4 p.m. Donation of $2 for 60+, $4 for all other ages. Reservations are appreciated: call Kathy at 744-2399 or Peggy at 988-4706, or visit www.jayvt.com.
JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES
RSVP Bone Builders Balance & Strengthening classes are being offered twice a week through RSVP volunteers: at Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and at Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. For more information, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or email@example.com.
LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD
Line dancing will be held at the Westfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. No partner needed and no level of experience required. $5 per person. For information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193 or Connie LaPlume at 744-2484.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT
Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at North Country Hospital library in Newport.
NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE
Newport Area Community Orchestra will be taking the next three months off from its regular rehearsals (Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line), and will resume on August 5. Openings for the following instruments: all strings, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, and tuba. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org or call 766-3021.
NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND
The Newport Area Concert Band will play concerts at the gazebo in Gardner Park in Newport every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. through August. In the event of rain, concerts are held at the Municipal Building on Main Street in Newport. All people who play band instruments are welcome to join us to play. Rehearsals, which are encouraged but not required, are Mondays at 7 pm at the North Country Junior High School in Derby. For more information please call 754-8580.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWPORT’S GARDNER PARK RESTORATION SNACK BAR OPEN
Gardner Park Restoration snack bar is open for business! Being run as a fundraiser for Gardner Park Restoration during all softball games (Monday through Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30). The snack bar serves hot dogs, burgers, home fries, plus a variety of snacks and cold drinks. For anyone with the Gardner Park Restoration discount card, get a free drink with any $3 snack bar purchase. Also open on the evening of July 4th with glow stick necklaces and bracelets also available. Also open during both women’s and men’s state softball tournaments, the weekends of July 18-20 and July 25-27.
NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS
Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 3417 Darling Hill Road in Derby. Visit http://ncquilters.wikispaces.com/.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE
Available to help with forms, photocopies, faxes, phone assistance, fuel/electrical assistance, food shelf and commodities, Farm to Family coupons, holiday meals, seed packets, housing, temporary shelter, housing advocacy, and 3Squares applications.
Newport: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. (802) 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. (802) 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.
St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. (802) 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM CRAFT CIRCLES
The Old Stone House Museum will be open through October 15 and will offer a variety of craft circles this season. For more information, call the museum at (802) 754-2022 or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
Knitters Circle: 1st Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Quilters Circle: 2nd Wednesday of the month from noon to 3 p.m.
Spinners Circle: 3rd Wednesday of the month from noon to 3 p.m.
Basket Making Workshops: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Basket Making Classes: Please call for dates.
Blacksmith Classes & Hammer-ins: Please call for dates and times.
OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of every month (except July, August, and January), from 1 to 3 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at (802) 535-2011 or Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org, or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Step study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (802) 673-5621.
SAVVY SENIORS IN BARTON
The very popular program, Savvy Seniors, which is a Medicare (Senior Medicare Patrol) informational endeavor, incorporating skits to convey important information for seniors, is now taking requests for bookings. Based out of Barton Senior Center (for the Northeast Kingdom), practices are being held each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. If your group is interested in booking this group, or participating in any way, call Brenda Lowther at 525-4400. Sponsored by COVE (Committee of Vermont Elders) and NEVAAA (Area Agency on Aging).
SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT
Souper Lunch will be held the last Tuesday of each month at noon, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Free. All welcome.
ST. ISIDORE’S PARISH BINGO
St. Isidore’s Parish (Route 242, Montgomery Center) Bingo every Friday evening at 6 p.m. Progressive jackpot, lunch, raffle, paper sheets.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Third Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Faith Lighthouse Church on Route 105 in Newport (105 Alderbrook). A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience.
TAI CHI IN BARTON
Instructors Patty Beckwith and Brenda Lowther are teaching Tai Chi at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. For more information, call 525-4400.
TAI CHI IN GLOVER
Tai Chi with instructor George Mckenzie is held Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, call Darlene at 525-4153 or visit www.grecreation.org.
TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY
TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Barton Public Library. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. For further information, call 525-3685.
TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins, 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call 723-6039 or 723-4922.
VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON
Every first and third Tuesday of each month there will be van service from Westmore to Barton. 10:30 a.m. pickup at the old Town Clerk’s office; 1:30 p.m. return trip to Westmore. Free to residents age 60 or older. For more information, call Mary at 525-4128 or the Area Agency on Aging at 334-2190.
VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON
Every Thursday there is van service to senior meals in Barton. The pickup schedule is as follows: 11:25 a.m., Mountain View Apartments; 11:30 a.m., Congress Court; 11:35 a.m., Monitor Manor; 11:40 a.m., Hillcrest; 11:45 a.m., Memorial Building; 11:50 a.m., Park Street trailer park. For more information, call Brenda Sargent at 525-4400.
YOGA IN GLOVER
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Glover Town Hall. Beginners welcome. Under guidance of a certified yoga instructor. $10 per class, 5 classes. $45 sliding scale available. Supports Glover Recreation. For more information and schedule, visit www.moonriseyoga.wix.com/moonriseyoga or call Tina at 626-4759.
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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY
Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 755-6127.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Church Street, Barton. Hours: Monday and Friday, 1–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524. Screening of Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie — One State: Mondays at 7 p.m. through August 11, each part 80 to 90 minutes in length. 30 minute discussion led by Ed and Adrien Helm will follow. Poetry Writing Workshop: Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. downstairs at the library. No prior experience required. Novices and seasoned writers welcome. Refreshments.
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. email@example.com. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Fizz, Boom, Read summer reading program, Tuesdays, 4–5 p.m. through August 5, with special activities for ages 5 to 12. Teens can call to register for our next two Vermont Maker programs: E-Textiles or Jolts & Volts. The library and United Church of Craftsbury are hosting a Free Lunch Program Monday through Friday 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., for anyone under age 18, served from the church. All programs are free and open to the public.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 766-5063. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Stories on the Lawn: Tuesday mornings at 10:30 through July 29 for children up to age 8. Free lunches served to children. To reserve lunches, call 766-5063. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Family Book Discussions: On Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., for grade 6 and up. Other members of family are invited. July 29: Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson; and August 19: Pie by Sarah Weeks. 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.orgHours: 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. Also Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. On display until July 26: Michael Lew-Smith Photographs of Stone Statues and Monuments. Free lunch served to any child 18 years old or younger, every Tuesday and Thursday, from 11:45 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., at the library. Free lunch will also be served to children on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 11:45 a.m.– 12:30 p.m., at the United Church in Greensboro.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY
93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. 873-3022, extension 201. www.haskellopera.com. Find them on Facebook.Librarian Nancy Rumery. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club: second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Purl Jam: A group for knitters meets at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of the month. Basic Internet: Skills for adult learners Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m., beginning July 22 and ongoing. Pre-school Story Time: Fridays at 2 p.m., July 11 to August 15 (6 sessions). Lego Club: 2 p.m., Wednesdays until August 6.
HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Route 100, Westfield. 744-8258. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1– 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.–noon.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2–6 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 723-6134 or look on Facebook. Friday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m.: Bat Program and T-shirt craft by Jerry Schneider. Children may bring their own shirts or they will be made available at the library.
JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. (802) 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday.
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-9692. Summer Hours: Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m., and 7–9 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. (802) 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. www.randmemoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday 2–6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.–noon; Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10 a.m. Adult book discussion: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 988-4741.
ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Story Time (Acorn Club): Fridays at 10:30 a.m., ages 0 to 6, children’s Library. First Wednesday Series. Scrabble Club: First Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery.
ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS
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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.
97 Water Street, Barton. 525-3084. Like us on Facebook. Museum open every Sunday, June through August from 1– 4 p.m. or by appointment. We are always happy to open up for you. Always free admission. Crystal Lake Falls Historic District (also known as the Brick Kingdom, which is open from dawn to dusk) was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1994.
BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM
The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route 122 (off Rte. 16 and I-91, Exits 24 or 25) in Glover. (802) 525-3031. www.breadandpuppet.orgHours: 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: Featuring the artwork of painter Max Schumann. For more information about the gallery and Bread and Puppet, call curator Sam Wilson at (802) 525-3031.
BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY
At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Plowing Old Ground. For more information, visit www.VermontArtHouse.org/openings or call 586-2200.
CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge.
CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Located off Route 105, on Museum Drive in West Charleston. (802) 723-4833. Open every Wednesday June through August, from 2–4 p.m., or by appointment.
COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY
1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.
CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.
DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Main Street in Derby. Open Sunday afternoons in July, August and September from 2 to 4 p.m.
FAIRBANKS MUSEUM GALLERY
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m.; and Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Bean Hill Road in Glover, second floor in Municipal Building. www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org. Open by appointment only: call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051.
Old Firehouse, 13 Mill Street, Hardwick. P.O. Box 960, Hardwick, VT 05843. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. (802) 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Open Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Special Summer Exhibit, Antique Toys: Toys made before 1960. Curated by Gina Jenkins and Erika Karp. Featured are toys made in Greensboro, played with in Greensboro, and played with by people who live in Greensboro. Some old toys are out on tables to be played with while others are on shelves to be admired. Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: the story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Hosting an exhibit on loan from Vermont Folklife Center, The Golden Cage. Exhibit runs until September 6. Mandala Community Art Project: Join members of the MAC Art Center to help create a woven representation of Newport, its people and vision for the future. The completed project will be on display at the art center in August. Art in Bloom on two-day exhibit, July 24 to 26. 4 Seasons Garden Club and MAC present the 5th annual Art in Bloom with 20+ floral arrangements matched to artwork, photography, or handcrafts currently on display. Opening reception Thursday, July 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT
Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. New Showcases: In Search of Memphre, a photographic exhibit by Barbara Malloy, Memphre’s dracontologist.
MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. (802) 533-2045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road. (802) 723-5907.
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)
56 Church Street in Newport Center. (802) 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.
NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY
194 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. New exhibit for the month of July: Havana Comes to Newport II.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)
430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Celebrating insect diversity with a group show called Insectopia. Show will be up until August 9. On Thursday, July 31, at 6 p.m., Beth Prondzinski, director of collections at Fairbanks Museum, will speak on the history of the Fairbanks’ insect collection.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. email@example.com. Museum is open through October 15. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. Anna Baker Revisited, a small retrospective of the Barton-by-way-of-Canada painter whose wry and elegant paintings have charmed and bemused us for many years. Showing through August 4.
P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY
3802 Lake Road, Newport Center. First exhibition in Iceland and then in many other places. Five trips to Alaska and all places in between, three to Newfoundland, also Egypt and Virgin Islands. Acrylics, watercolors, mixed mediums. Realistic to inspirational. Book: Traveling with Wildflowers from Newfoundland to Alaska. Please call 334-2685 to be sure not to miss the artist.
ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY
287 East Main Street, Newport. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Featuring wood carvings by Al Diem, scenic and nature photography by Robert Lyons and Gustav Verderber, Bella Doni Pottery, Edgewater Jewelry, original art by John Rowe, Elry Maze, Deb Cowan, Pat Lipinsky.
ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.
THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER
Located in the Carriage House behind 316 Main Street (across from the Family Dollar) in downtown Newport. (802) 323-9013. Every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m., share skills and learn new ones. Bring your own work or learn watercolor techniques with artist Mary Brenner.
THE ART HOUSE GALLERY & SCHOOL
1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.commonplacevt.org or www.vermontarthouse.org.Visit website for current hours. First Friday Art Talks.
THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org.
WHITE WATER GALLERY
5 River Street by the bridge, East Hardwick Village. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Watergate at 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com. Presenting Caspian Arts — Individual Perspectives from July 20 to August 31. Reception on Sunday, July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments and entertainment provided.
WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)
P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. (802) 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. Art on the Fenceat Jay Summer Fest on August 9, 2014. Application at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/events. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.comand Like them on Facebook.
YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY
240 A Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec. (819) 876-2282. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the heart of Rock Island in the historical Ye Olde Blacksmith overlooking the Tomifobia River. This historical blacksmith shop is now a cozy gallery featuring a variety of works from numerous local artists. Exhibition of paintings and photography through July 27, featuring Julian Mulock, Martin Myers, and Sharon Levin.
CRAFTSBURY FARMER’S MARKET
Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Columbus Day weekend on the green in Craftsbury Common.
GREENSBORO FARMER’S MARKET
Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m.
HARDWICK FARMER’S MARKET
Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m.
JAY VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET
Saturdays till September 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., adjacent to Jay Country Store. Looking for vegetable vendors and anyone interested in providing music from 12 to 2 p.m. Contact Kim Covert at Covertessentials@cloud.com. The market accepts Farm to Family coupons.
NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET
Every Saturday until October 18 and every Wednesday until October 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the causeway across from Waterfront Plaza. Rain or shine. Everything is made or grown by local farmers and craft persons. EBT and debit cards accepted. Farm-to-family coupon site. For more information, call 274-8206.
WESTFIELD LADIES ON THE COMMON
Baked goods, Rada cutlery, craft items, household goods, yard sale items, and vegetables, on the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until the beginning of October, weather permitting.
WESTMORE FARMERS MARKET
Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m., at Westmore Community Hall, through August 25. For more information, call Mark Stevens at 754-6585.
REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS
VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE CAMPS
VFT Camps are in their 17th year of providing fun musical theater experiences for all ages. Tuition is the lowest in the area. A full day camp experience is offered. To register, call VFT at 754-2187, e-mail email@example.com or visit their website, www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com, for full details on each camp.
July 21-25, Westmore Fellowship Hall, Musical Theater Production, ages 8-16.
July 28-August 1, Hyde Park Elementary School, Classic’s Camp, ages 5-12.
August 4-8, Orleans Municipal Building, Advanced Fairytale Camp, ages 5-16.
August 11-15, Orleans Municipal Building, Advanced Dance Camp, ages 10 and up.
August 11-15, Orleans Municipal Building, Advanced Band Camp, ages 10 and up.
TIME TRAVELERS CAMP AT OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM
Time Travelers Camp at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. Some scholarships for Orleans and Essex children. July 27 to August 1. Traditional craft workshops by professional instructors. Blacksmith, ash basketry, hearth cooking, archaeology, tin work, weaving trade. Local history and the 19th century way of life in a 19th century setting. Limited to 50, 8-12 years. $140 inclusive. Register before July 22. Contact Susannah at 754-2022, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Download forms at www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
TECH SAVVY GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP
The Tech Savvy Girls Middle School Camp will be held at Lake Region Union High School in Orleans during the week of July 28 to August 1. The cost for this full day camp (including breakfast and lunch) is $200 per camper. All area schools have been asked to identify interested girls entering fourth through ninth grades.
KINGDOM RUN IN IRASBURG
Pre-register by August 1 for Kingdom Run on Saturday, August 9, in Irasburg. Half-marathon plus 5K & 10K Run & Walk. This out & back race on scenic dirt roads begins at 8:30 a.m. on Irasburg Common. Complimentary refreshments feature blueberry sundaes. Prizes. For more information including online registration, go to www.kingdomrun.org or call (802) 766-5310. To benefit the Northeast Kingdom Spay-Neuter Program.
DAILEY LIBRARY LOOKING FOR BOOKS FOR ANNUAL SALE
Dailey Memorial Library in Derby is looking for good adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction books for the Annual Library Book Sale to be held on Saturday, August 2. Books can be dropped off at the library during regular library hours. No Reader’s Digest Condensed Books, old encyclopedias or school textbooks. Books must be clean and free of mildew. For more information, call the library at 766-5063.
INVITATION TO LOCAL CRAFTERS
A Summer Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, August 2, is looking for local crafters. Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Derby Elks Lodge, and is to benefit the Dailey Memorial Library. For an application and details, call the library at 766-5063.
INVITATION TO LOCAL CRAFTERS: SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR IN DERBY
Local crafters are invited to the Summer Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, August 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Derby Elks Lodge. To benefit Dailey Memorial Library. For more information and details, call the library at 766-5063.
DERBY LINE VILLAGE WIDE YARD SALE
The annual Derby Line Village Wide Yard Sale is held in conjunction with the Derby Line Community Day on August 9. If you’d like to add your yard sale to the yard sale map, contact Bethany by August 4 at email@example.com or (802) 873-3028. To help cover the costs advertising the sale in the local papers and printing the maps, participants are asked to please donate $3 to $5 toward the sale (donations can be dropped off at the village office). Yard Sale maps will be available for pickup at the Derby Line Village Hall on August 8th and 9th. For more information, visit http://myersbethany.wix.com/derbylineday.
THINKING ABOUT GOING TO COLLEGE?
An Open House is being held at CCV Newport on Tuesday, August 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., at its Newport Academic Center at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport. Learn about CCV — its academic programs, financial aid options, and career possibilities. There will also be samples of local foods and views of Lake Memphremagog. For more information, contact Todd Gratton, CCV Newport, at (802) 334-3387 or Raymond.firstname.lastname@example.org.
30th CLASS REUNION AT LRUHS — CLASS OF 1984
There will be a 30th Class Reunion — Class of 1984 — on Saturday, August 9, starting at 5 p.m., at 1362 Lake Region Road in Orleans. Bring a lawn chair and hors d’oeuvre to share. Overnight camping available on site. For more information, contact Jeff Harper at Jharper1@remax.net or (802) 673-6396 or Gigi Poginy at Giselepoginy@gmail.com or (802) 323-4624.
WHAG WITH ART ON THE FENCE AT JAY SUMMER FEST
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild will again be under the tent with Art on the Fence at the Jay Summer Fest on Saturday, August 9. This annual event draws painters, photographers, and mixed media artists from around the area. We encourage visitors to the area to also enter their work for cash or ribbon awards and the very coveted People’s Choice. You will find the entry application at www.woodenhorsearts.com/events. A professional critique is offered for each entry. WHAG is looking forward to a full to overflowing of Art on the Fence entries.
DERBY LINE COMMUNITY DAY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
The 13th annual Derby Line Community Day, a family friendly event, will be held on Saturday, August 9. The event committee is looking for volunteers and will meet about once a month at first then more often as the event gets closer. Anyone with fresh ideas would be welcome and specifically, anyone who is knowledgeable about the local music scene and is willing to find local musicians and create a music lineup. You do not have to live in Derby Line to be part of the event committee — just enthusiastic volunteers willing to help organize the event. If you are interested, e-mail Bethany at email@example.com or Derby Line Village office at (802) 873-3420.
VENDORS NEEDED FOR JAY SUMMER FEST
Vendors are needed for the 7th annual Jay Summer Fest on Saturday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in downtown Jay. Artists, crafts, food, farmers market, flea market, businesses, entertainment, animals. Set up day of event from 8 to 10 a.m. $25 for 12’x12’ area. Bring your own tent/awning/table/chairs. Registration deadline: July 17. Register at www.jayvt.com or call Peggy at 988-4706 or (802) 343-5687.
BILL KOCH SKI LEAGUE SUMMER DAYCAMP
Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC) Bill Koch Ski League Summer Daycamp registration is now open. August 11 to 15: join in daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the center. Sign up now for a week of outdoor activities including mountain biking, rollerskiing, sculling, canoeing, orienteering, biathlon, games, and more. This camp is open for ages 8 to 13 and all skill levels are welcome regardless of whether you are a seasoned ski racer or wanting to try out a new sport. This is an opportunity to learn new skills, play outside, and enjoy a memorable week ending with an adventure race and pizza party. $135 ($110 for COC members) for the first child for the 5-day camp and $110 ($85 for members) for each individual child that week. For more information as well as links to registration, visit www.craftsbury.com/members/club/bkl.htm.
REGISTER FOR DIRTY 40 RACE
The Dirty 40 Race is on August 30, 2014 in Derby. With a field limit of 500 riders, this 60-mile unsanctioned gravel road race covers 40 miles of gravel back roads through some of the most scenic pristine landscapes of Vermont. The Dirty 40 Race unites riders of all abilities and disciplines from racers to riders and includes road, cyclocross, singlespeed, tandem, and mountain bikes. Several categories. No prize purse, but bragging rights are bestowed. The $40 registration fee includes neutral support and broom wagon assistance, fully supported feed zone with passed water bottles, meal and live music at the Apres-Velo party located at the finish, timing chip, trophy and jersey for winners. Register online at. The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation. For more information, visit www.dirty40race.com.
WHAG ANNOUNCES FALL SCHOLARSHIP ROUND
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Fall Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications for the fall round of up to $300 will be accepted beginning July 1, 2014. The round will be closed to applicants on November 1, 2014. Complete information about the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund, the recipients and applications are at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/scholarships.shtml. Donations to the fund are welcomed and fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code.