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It’s autumn in the Northeast Kingdom, one of the most beautiful times of the year in one of the most beautiful spots in the country. The weather is gorgeous, and so is the scenery. It’s the peak of Vermont’s famed fall foliage season, and the leaves on the trees have turned to brilliant reds, oranges and yellows.
There’s plenty to do at this time of year. Stay at one of the area’s many bed and breakfasts, inns, or motels and take a leisurely drive through the countryside. Stop for lunch at a country store, restaurant, or pub. Many establishments pride themselves on serving up meals made with super fresh, local ingredients. And Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is fast getting on the map for its excellent specialty breweries, including Hill Farmstead, voted best brewery in the world.
Rent a canoe or kayak and enjoy the water. There are five lakes and ponds in the Barton area alone – Willoughby, Crystal, and Shadow lakes, and Parker and Daniels ponds. Lake Memphremagog in Newport straddles the U.S. Canadian border. And there are too many rivers and streams to name.
Lakefront camps and cottages are still available for rent. The crowds are gone for the summer, so enjoy the waterfront in peace and quiet.
Visit one of the Northeast Kingdom’s many excellent farm stands and farmers markets and plan a cookout with fresh corn, roasted new potatoes and squash, maybe a couple of steaks from a locally raised beef or beefalo, juicy red tomatoes. It’s a time of bounty, and farmers have a tempting selection of fresh produce for sale, as well as crisp, new apples, fresh berries and a tasty variety of preserves.
Enjoy a corn maze, a fall foliage festival, a church dinner (the homemade pies are memorable), or one of many events at the Old Stone House Museum.
Fall foliage in the Northeast Kingdom is the loveliest in the country, maybe in the world, according to the New York Times bestseller, 1,000 places to See Before You Die. So don’t miss it!
So, what causes fall foliage? Read about it here.
KINGDOM CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and priority is given to events in Orleans County. We reserve the right to omit events, especially events that run weekly, if needed. Deadline for event submissions is Monday at noon. Thank you!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29
POETRY READING AT BARTON LIBRARY
There will be a poetry reading on Wednesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. at the Barton Public Library. Open mic night. Community welcome. Refreshments. Call 525-3740 for more information.
GLOBAL CLIMATE DISCUSSION IN NEWPORT
Steve Young will present recent research showing the enormous and constant changes in global climate over the past 20,000 years, especially at the close of the last ice age, on Wednesday, October 29, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport. Admission is $5 and includes social hour. For more information, call (819) 704-0569.
BARTON HYDRO RE-EXAMINATION COMMITTEE MEETING
On Wednesday, October 29, from 1 to 2:20 p.m., the Barton Hydro Re-examination Committee will host Bill Scully from Bennington. He will start with a site visit at Crystal Lake Falls (meeting at Barton Historical Society Museum on Water Street), with a discussion/workshop following at the Barton Senior Center.
EFFICIENCY VERMONT COMMUNITY FORUM
Efficiency Vermont wants your input. The statewide energy efficiency utility is hosting a community forum to get feedback from Vermonters on how best to develop their program plans for the next three years. Free and open to the public, this forum will be held Wednesday, October 29, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Lyndon State College’s Burke Mountain Room. A light supper will be provided. Please register at www.efficiencyvermont.com/communityforums or call (888) 921-5990. Registration is recommended but not required.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30
TOUR GREAT BAY HYDRO FACILITY IN NEWPORT
Great Bay Hydro Corporation has offered to the Barton Hydro Committee a tour of their Newport hydro facility on Thursday, October 30, at 10:30 a.m. Members of the public interested in hydroelectric power would be welcome to join the Hydro Committee for this tour on a space available basis. Please call Adrien Helm at 525-3740 to reserve a space. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Senior Center in Barton to carpool to Newport for the tour.
CUB SCOUTS SIGNUPS IN WESTFIELD
Cub Scouts Signups will be held at the Westfield Community Center for grades one through five on Thursday, October 30, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Amy for more information at (413) 426-8770.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
CHRISTMAS SHOW IN PEACHAM
The Peacham Corner Guild’s annual Christmas Show at the Peacham Town Hall will be held Friday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Small antiques, invited artists, unique handcrafted gifts, specialty foods, and ornaments. Luncheon available by Market Café and Catering. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1
LAST CALL FOR VERMONT ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE
The Burklyn Arts Council hosts two juried craft fairs each year and still has space available for more exhibitors at their winter fair which will be held at Lyndon State College on December 13 and 14. They will offer one more opportunity for interested artists/craftspeople to be juried on November 1. Anyone interested should apply by e-mail at email@example.com or contact a trustee at 626-5836 or 328-2683, or visit www.burklynarts.com.
DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR WHAG SCHOLARSHIP
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Arts Education Committee announces the Fall Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund. Applications for the fall round of up to $300 being accepted. The round will be closed to applicants on November 1, 2014. Complete information about the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund, the recipients and applications are at http://www.woodenhorsearts.com/scholarships.shtml. Donations to the fund are welcomed and fully deductible under section 170 of the 501c3 code.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD KICKOFF IN DERBY
Cornerstone EFC on the Quarry Road in Derby is holding an Operation Christmas Child Kickoff celebration on Saturday, November 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to bless a child by packing a small shoebox. For more information, call Christine at 873-3169.
OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Jane Edwards, PhD, RD, CD, will be the guest speaker at the Saturday, November 1, meeting of Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom. Dr. Edwards will be presenting at 1 p.m. on the topic of nutrition for bone health. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Community National Bank in Derby. Free and open to the public. Registration required. To register, call Mary at 535-2011 or visit www.betterbonesnek.org.
ON-FARM COMMUNITY MEAL IN ALBANY
On-Farm Community Meals are free to the public and kids are welcome! Come share in the fall harvest during the Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s second annual series of on-farm community meals. There will be a meal on Saturday, November 1, at 11 a.m. at Peace of Earth Farm in Albany. Mulching demo plus chicken and vegetable soup prepared by the Lunchbox featuring Peace of Earth Farm ingredients. For more information, call 334-2044 or visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR ALL HALLOW’S EVE CELEBRATION IN NEWPORT
Volunteers are wanted for the Newport Parks and Recreation’s All Hallow’s Eve Celebration on Saturday, November 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Newport Municipal Building gym. Needed: Creepy crossing guards, wagon ride chauffeurs, and helpers dressed in costume to run kids’ games and give prizes. Call 334-6345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
FALL VENDORS FAIR IN WESTFIELD
There will be a Fall Vendors Fair at the Westfield Community Center on Saturday, November 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring over 20 vendors selling baked goods, Rada cutlery, Tupperware, Scentsy, crafts, and many more. Lunch available.
MEET & GREET HOSTED BY CATHOLIC FINANCIAL LIFE CHAPTER 395
On Saturday, November 1, meet local representative Susan Judd at the Most Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Orleans from 5 to 6 p.m. Ms. Judd will discuss current products, answer general questions, and schedule appointments. Light refreshments will be served. Reserve space by Friday, October 24, by calling Tammy Gagnon at 754-1094.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT
The Newport Area Community Orchestra’s Fall Concert will be held on Saturday, November 1, at 1 p.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. For more information, call 766-3021 or visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.
ADIRONDACK PACK BASKET MAKING WORKSHOP AT NORTHWOODS
NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold an Adirondack Pack Basket Making Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Cost is $175 with materials included. Registration and $100 deposit required by October 24. Call 723-6551 or e-mail email@example.com. to register or for more information.
WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY AT NORTHWOODS
The Kingdom Coffeehouse at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will feature the Vermont-based quartet, Wind that Shakes the Barley, on Saturday, November 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $10 with light refreshments included. For more information, call 723-6551 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2
NORTHEAST FIDDLERS’ ASSOCIATION JAM & MEET
The Northeast Fiddlers’ Association Jam and Meet will be held Sunday, November 2, from noon to 5 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Pleasant Street in Morrisville. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. For more information, contact Lee Deyette at 728-5188.
DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION IN GLOVER
The Museum of Everyday Life announces a Day of the Dead celebration on Sunday, November 2, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the museum located on Route 16, five miles south of Glover Village. Festivities of the day will include a 5K cross-country trail run followed by awards, an altar-creation and miniature boat-building workshop, a boat race on the stream, live music, sugar skull decoration, performances, readings, snacks and drinks, and a bonfire. For race costs, registration, and more information, call 626-4409 or visit http://museumofeverydaylife.org/newsupdates.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
ELECTION DAY! DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!
HELP THE JAY AREA FOOD SHELF CHILDREN WITH A CHRISTMAS GIFT
The Jay Focus Group in coordination with the Jay Area Food Shelf is looking for people to buy a Christmas gift for a local child. To help, stop by the Jay Town Hall beginning Tuesday, November 4 (hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon) to pick up an ornament card with details of the child’s gender, age, and gift wish. Unwrapped gifts (up to $25 value) should be returned to the Jay Town Hall by December 8. For more information, call Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or e-mail email@example.com.
BILL SCHUBART AT GALAXY BOOKSHOP
Join the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick as they welcome local author and VPR commentator Bill Schubart on Tuesday, November 4, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com for a full schedule of events.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
CHAMPLAIN PROFESSOR EXPLORES LIFE OF AMELIA EARHART AT GOODRICH LIBRARY
Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra will delve behind the legend of aviator Amelia Earhart in a talk at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, November 5, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information, call Sylvia Plumb at (802) 262-1354.
FREE NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLANNING CLASS IN CRAFTSBURY
There will be a free Nutrient Management Planning Class on Wednesday, November 5, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the United Church of Craftsbury. Free and open to the public, but preregistration is requested by October 31. Learn how Nutrient Management Plans have reduced fertilizer cost for farms and can help farms optimize yield goals, minimize inputs, and reduce the potential of water quality impacts from nutrient runoff. Lunch and informational materials will be provided. For more information or to register, call Sarah Damsell at (802) 748-2641 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSHER LECTURE IN NEWPORT
Gilbert Gagne of Bishop’s University presents reasons for changes in the closeness of Canadian-American relations, and asks wheather these reflect a deep trend during an Osher Lecture on Wednesday, November 5, at 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport. Admission is $5 and includes social hour following the lecture. For more information, call (819) 704-0569.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6
END OF LIFE DISCUSSION IN CRAFTSBURY
Craftsbury Public Library is hosting Lamoille Home Health and Hospice and Orleans/Essex VNA on Thursday, November 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. to share information about specialized end-of-life care options and advance directives. Free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit www.starttheconversationvt.org or contact Mary Collins at email@example.com or 888-4651.
LAKE REGION PRESENTS PIPPIN IN ORLEANS
Lake Region Union School presents Pippin, originally produced on the Broadway stage by Stuart Ostrow, and directed on the Broadway state by Bob Fosse, on Thursday, November 6, Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8, at the Orleans Municipal Building at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $5. The play is based on the book by Roger O. Hirson with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz.
FREE FOOD TASTINGS AT LOCAL GROCERY STORES
The Lunchbox team is bringing free HOM (Harvest of the Month) food tastings to local grocery stores the first week in November and continuing throughout the winter. On Thursday, November 6, they will be at C&C Supermarket in Barton from 2 to 3 p.m., and at Ted’s Market in Island Pond from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. On Friday, November 7, they will be at Vista Foods in Newport from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., at Ray’s Market in Irasburg from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., and at the Craftsbury General Store from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, contact Kathryn or Alyssa at 334-2044 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.vermontharvestofthemonth.org.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE AT LSC
Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players will present Agatha Christie’s classic murder/mystery play And Then There Were None on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 6, 7, and 8, at 7:30 p.m. and also on Sunday, November 9, at 2 p.m., at the Alexander Twilight Theater at Lyndon State College. Admission is by donation (free to LSC students). For more information, call 626-3663 or e-mail email@example.com.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7
FIRST FRIDAY FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT IN DERBY LINE
On Friday, November 7, the Derby Line Events Committee hosts a free family movie night at the Derby Line Village Hall. Because of licensing restrictions, the name of the movie cannot be advertised, but it features a woolly mammoth and Smilodon set during a glacial period. For the name of the movie, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 873-3420. Movie starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:15 p.m. Movie is rated PG. Concessions will be available for sale and benefit the Derby Line Events Committee.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
HOLIDAY BAZAAR IN NEWPORT
There will be a Holiday Bazaar at the American Legion in Newport on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many local vendors. All table proceeds go towards holiday gifts for needy children in Orleans County.
SNOWFLAKE BAZAAR & BAKE SALE IN NORTH TROY
There will be a Snowflake Bazaar & Bake Sale at St. Vincent de Paul Church on North Pleasant Street in North Troy on Saturday, November 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring old furniture, miscellaneous memorabilia, old bottles, and many different antiques. Rent a table for $10 each. For more information, call 988-2560.
RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS INFORMATIONAL SESSION IN ISLAND POND
There will be a Rural Development Programs Informational Session on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Brighton Town Hall on Mill Street in Island Pond. Refreshments will be served. Is your nonprofit or municipal organization planning for capital improvements or equipment purchases in the next year? Are you looking for funding options? Have you always dreamed of owning your own home? Does the home you own need repairs? Rural Development will be presenting information about the 41 financial assistance programs they offer to rural residents, towns, municipalities, community organizations, and nonprofits. Reserve your spot by November 4th by calling Suzanne Smith at (802) 748-8746 or e-mail email@example.com.
GLOVER CHURCH CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
The Glover Church will holds its Holiday Bazaar with homemade food and craft items, white elephant table, quilt raffle, and silent auction on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch starts at 11 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served at 10 a.m.
FUNDRAISER CONCESSION SALES IN DERBY LINE
There will be concession sales to benefit the Derby Line Events Committee during the Rusty Dewees show on Saturday, November 8, at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line. Money raised from the concession sales will benefit Derby Line Day, the free family movie nights, and the Derby Line flower gardens.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9
HARVEST BARTER FAIR IN GREENSBORO
There will be a Harvest Barter Fair on Sunday, November 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lakeview Union School in Greensboro. Bring items that you have grown, preserved, baked or crafted to swap with neighbors. Items will be swapped on a one-for-one basis. Bring items with an estimated value of $5, or $5 increments. For example, one quart of canned tomatoes, a jar of jelly, a loaf of bread, a large winter squash, a pound of frozen meat, a tea blend, or a small piece of artwork. Family friendly event. For more information, call 755-6336 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 email@example.com.
AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS
First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS
Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.
AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT
The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.
BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER
Bingo at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242 in Montgomery Center every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. Quickies at 6:30 p.m., regular and special games at 7 p.m. Paper cards. Progressive jackpot, raffles, lunch, freebies, fun for all.
COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT
A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.
CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD
Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS
Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.
DERBY SENIOR MEAL AT ELKS CLUB
Derby Senior Meal will be held at the Elks Club on the Newport–Derby Road in Derby every second Thursday of the month at noon. By donation. For more information, call Jenny or Lallie at the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 642-5119.
DIABETICS, PREDIABETICS & THEIR CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
This support group has been formed in this area and will be held the first Monday of every month in Barton at 5:30 p.m. Bring tips for what works for you and learn other information to make your life easier. Meetings will be monthly and last 1-1/4 hours. For more information, call John at 754-8410 after 5 p.m.
DIVINE HEALING COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING AT THE ART HOUSE
A Divine Healing Community Group will meet at The Art House on North Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury Common every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free. To register, call 586-9070. Registration is not required. All experience levels welcome. Come to be healed, come to learn how to heal, or just come to learn what divine healing is.
DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.
FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP
Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, in the Community Justice living room. A warm, safe place where women can find support for facing challenges and learn some new strategies for addressing life’s complications and problems. All welcome. No qualifications or criteria.
GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.
HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT
Held every third Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free, anonymous, no needles, oral test, includes short talk session. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.
JAM SESSION IN LOWELL
A Jam Session will be held at the Parish Hall in Lowell every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. Admission by donation. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.
JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE DISCOUNT CARD
$20. Valid through December 2014 for cardholder only. Great gift for any occasion. Includes ongoing discounts at Jay Village Inn, Jay Country Store, Snow Job Sport & Gift Shop in Jay, Bernie’s Restaurant & 1st Trax in Montgomery Center. Buy at www.jayvt.com, Jay Town Hall or participating businesses. For more information, call (802) 343-5687. A Jay Focus Group fundraiser.
JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES
RSVP Bone Builders Balance & Strengthening classes are being offered twice a week through RSVP volunteers: at Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and at Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. For more information, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD
Line dancing will be held at the Westfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. No partner needed and no level of experience required. $5 per person. For information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193 or Connie LaPlume at 744-2484.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT
Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at North Country Hospital library in Newport.
NEK CAMERA CLUB
The NEK Camera Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cobleigh Public Library on Main Street in Lyndonville from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an amateur photography club. For more information, call Casey at 754-2616.
NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE
Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold regular rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. Openings for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe and bassoon. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.
NEWPORT COMMUNITY SENIOR MEALS
Fridays at noon at 125 Main Street, between Coventry and Center streets across from the laundromat. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for anyone interested in playing card games, board games, or just to socialize. Meals will be served at noon. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well-balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia’s culinary trainees. Suggested meal donations: $3.50 for seniors age 60 and over, $5 for all others. Information about Cornucopia can be found at www.umbrellanek.org. For further information, contact Lynn Rublee at (802) 487-9380 or email@example.com.
NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS
Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 3417 Darling Hill Road in Derby. Visit http://ncquilters.wikispaces.com/.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE
Available to help with forms, photocopies, faxes, phone assistance, fuel/electrical assistance, food shelf and commodities, Farm to Family coupons, holiday meals, seed packets, housing, temporary shelter, housing advocacy, and 3Squares applications.
Newport: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. (802) 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. (802) 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.
St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. (802) 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at (802) 535-2011 or Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org, or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Step study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (802) 673-5621.
PLAYWORLD AND PLAYGROUP IN BARTON
Building Bright Futures PlayWorld and NEKCA Early Head Start Playgroup, every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the COFEC Building in Barton. Ongoing through May 2015. Call 525-6253 for more information.
SAVVY SENIORS IN BARTON
The very popular program, Savvy Seniors, which is a Medicare (Senior Medicare Patrol) informational endeavor, incorporating skits to convey important information for seniors, is now taking requests for bookings. Based out of Barton Senior Center (for the Northeast Kingdom), practices are being held each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. If your group is interested in booking this group, or participating in any way, call Brenda Lowther at 525-4400. Sponsored by COVE (Committee of Vermont Elders) and NEVAAA (Area Agency on Aging).
SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT
Souper Lunch will be held the last Tuesday of each month at noon, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Free. All welcome.
- 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. For more information, call 755-6107.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Church Street, Barton. Hours: Monday and Friday, 1–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524. Poetry Writing Workshop: Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. downstairs at the library. No prior experience required. Novices and seasoned writers welcome. Refreshments.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon–5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon–7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For further information, call the library at 626-5475.
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 766-5063. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. New England Character Book Discussion Series: Led by Vt. Humanities Council. On Sundays beginning at 1:30 p.m.: November 9 – Reading the Mountains of Home by John Elder; and November 20 – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Board of Trustees meetings: Meetings quarterly; call for dates. Book discussion groups: Third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Preschool story hour: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Chess Club: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Closed Monday and Wednesday. Story Hours: Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. Story Time for ages 6-12, Thursdays, 10 a.m. & Story Time for ages 0 to 6, Thursdays 10–11 a.m. Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. Paintings of Cambodia and the Northeast Kingdom by Bill Rogers in the art gallery.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY
93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. 873-3022, extension 201. www.haskellopera.com. Find them on Facebook. Librarian Nancy Rumery. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays & Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club: second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Purl Jam: A group for knitters meets at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of the month.
HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Route 100, Westfield. 744-8258. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1– 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.–noon.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2–6 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 723-6134 or look on Facebook.
JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. (802) 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday.
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m. and, during the summer, 7–9 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. (802) 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. www.randmemoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday 2–6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.–noon; Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10 a.m. Adult book discussion: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 988-4741.
- 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 closed until June 2015. Crystal Lake Falls Historic District (also known as the Brick Kingdom, is open from dawn to dusk).
BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM
The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route 122 (off Rte. 16 and I-91, Exits 24 or 25) in Glover. (802) 525-3031. www.breadandpuppet.org. Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November 1. One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. Donations appreciated. The Woodshed Gallery. For more information about the gallery and Bread and Puppet, call curator Sam Wilson at (802) 525-3031.
BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY
At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Plowing Old Ground. For more information, visit www.VermontArtHouse.org/openings or call 586-2200.
CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge.
COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY
1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.
CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.
FAIRBANKS MUSEUM GALLERY
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sunday, 1–5 p.m.; and Monday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Bean Hill Road in Glover, second floor in Municipal Building. www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org. Open by appointment only: Call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051.
Old Firehouse, 13 Mill Street, Hardwick. P.O. Box 960, Hardwick, VT 05843. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members. Exhibit at Clip Joint at 95 Main Street in Hardwick — works by popular GRACE artists Dot Kibbee, Gayleen Aiken, and Merrill Densmore. — Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. (802) 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Call for hours. Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: the story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT
Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. (802) 533-2045 or email@example.com.
MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Former Morgan Center Church on the corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road. (802) 723-5907. Closed.
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)
56 Church Street in Newport Center. (802) 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.
NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY
194 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)
430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. “String Theory,” a new exhibition, on display through November 22. Printmaker Carol MacDonald.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is closed for the season. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. Chip Troiano: Photographs: Landscapes of New Zealand, through November 17, 2014.
P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY
3802 Lake Road, Newport Center. First exhibition in Iceland and then in many other places. Five trips to Alaska and all places in between, three to Newfoundland, also Egypt and Virgin Islands. Acrylics, watercolors, mixed mediums. Realistic to inspirational. Book: Traveling with Wildflowers from Newfoundland to Alaska. Please call 334-2685 to be sure not to miss the artist.
ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY
287 East Main Street, Newport. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Featuring wood carvings by Al Diem, scenic and nature photography by Robert Lyons and Gustav Verderber, Bella Doni Pottery, Edgewater Jewelry, original art by John Rowe, Elry Maze, Deb Cowan, Pat Lipinsky.
- JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.
THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER
Located in the Carriage House behind 316 Main Street in downtown Newport. (802) 323-9013. Every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m., share skills and learn new ones. Bring your own work or learn watercolor techniques with artist Mary Brenner.
THE ART HOUSE GALLERY & SCHOOL
1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. email@example.com. www.commonplacevt.org or www.vermontarthouse.org. Visit website for current hours. First Friday Art Talks.
THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org.
WHITE WATER GALLERY
5 River Street by the bridge, East Hardwick Village. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Watergate at 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.
WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)
P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. (802) 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.
YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY
240 A Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec. (819) 876-2282. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the heart of Rock Island in the historical Ye Olde Blacksmith overlooking the Tomifobia River. This historical blacksmith shop is now a cozy gallery featuring a variety of works from numerous local artists.
REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS
VENDORS WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR IN DERBY
Vendors are needed for the 15th annual Christmas Bazaar at the Newport Elks Lodge #2155 located at 3736 U.S. Route 5 in Derby on Saturday, November 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Frances Dewing at 754-2237 to rent a table or for more information. Tables are $30 for an 8 foot table in the main room, or $20 for a 6 foot table in the back room.
VENDORS WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AT NCUHS
Vendors are wanted for the First Band Boosters Christmas Craft Fair at North Country Union High School (cafeteria) on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Nan Willey at 323-4950. Tables are $20 each.
NEWPORT MEN’S 4 V 4 BASKETBALL
Newport Parks & Recreation will begin their 4 V 4 Basketball League on December 1 at the Newport Municipal Building gymnasium. Games are played on Monday and Tuesday evenings throughout the winter with playoffs in March. This is a friendly, competitive league where players of all abilities are welcome to play. Recommended teams of 6 to 7 players. If interested, call 334-6345 or 754-6893 or visit www.newportrecreation.org.
FORGING CONNECTIONS, A BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT
On Tuesday, December 2, the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce will host Forging Connections, A Business Networking Event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn on Darling Hill Road in Lyndonville. Event is free and all local business owners and those thinking of starting a new venture in the area are invited. RSVP is requested by November 21. Call 626-4124 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
CRAFTERS/EXHIBITORS WANTED FOR IRASBURG HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
Crafters/Exhibitors are wanted for the annual Irasburg Holiday Craft Fair at the Irasburg Town Hall on December 13. Spaces are limited so sign up early. Large variety of gift items, holiday decorations, jewelry, food items, alpaca items, wood items, and more will be available for those seeking unique Christmas gifts. For applications, contact Michelle Wilson at 754-2281.
JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
The Jay Focus Group, a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit, announces the 2015 Jay Focus Group Community Service Scholarship open to an Orleans County high school senior to assist with continued educational costs. One $500 scholarship will be offered per calendar year and requires previous community service involvement. Applicants must attach one reference regarding community involvement/service (not a family member) along with application, and confirmation of acceptance to a continued education school. Application deadline is May 1, 2015. Winner will be announced May 15, 2015. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or at Jay Town Hall during regular business hours. E-mail email@example.com or call Kathy at (802) 988-1115 for more information.