Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and priority is given to events in Orleans County. We reserve the right to omit events, especially events that run weekly, if needed. Deadline for event submissions is Monday at noon. Thank you! Events are also listed online at www.bartonchronicle.com/events.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

 

THE RESCIGNOS COMEDY SHOW AT THE HASKELL

QNEK brings The Rescignos comedy show to the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line on Wednesday, August 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at qnek.com, by calling 334-2216, by visiting catamountarts.org, or at the MAC Center in Newport. Show is considered PG-13 for some adult humor.

 

BOOK DISCUSSION IN GREENSBORO

The Greensboro Free Library will host a book discussion of The Reason for Wings by Joyce Kornblatt on Wednesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. Call Mary Metcalf, librarian, at 533-2531 for more information.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 27

 

PIZZA SOCIAL: CELEBRATE YOUR FARMER IN LYNDONVILLE

NOFA Vermont will hold a “Celebrate your Farmer” Pizza Social on Thursday, August 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Tamarlane Farm, 2586 Pudding Hill Road, in Lyndonville.  Farm fresh pizza and a celebration of Tamarlane Farm, a certified organic farm raising beef, raw milk, and mixed vegetables. Dinner and farm tour. RSVP and dinner donation requested. For more information, call Rachel Fussell at 434-4122 or e-mail Rachel@nofavt.org. To register, visit http://nofavt.org/ows.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

 

FOURTH FRIDAY MUSIC JAM IN DERBY LINE

The Fourth Friday Music Jam will be held Friday, August 28, at the Derby Line Village Hall in Derby Line from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission by donation. All levels of singers and musicians welcome. Refreshments available. To benefit music and auto tech scholarships for students from Lake Region and North Country Union High Schools. For more information, call 766-2730.

 

FINAL FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The final Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series in Island Pond will feature ETA (classic rock/country) on Friday, August 28, from 6 to 10 p.m. in Pavilion Park. Rain or shine. Vendors, crafters, food, 50/50 raffle. Bring your own lawn chairs and enjoy live music hosted by the Island Pond Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.islandchamber.org or call Katherine at 673-8050.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN ORLEANS

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Saturday, August 29, at the Orleans Country Club in Orleans from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

FAMILY FESTIVAL IN DERBY

Families will be the focus of a celebration at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Saturday, August 29. The Newport Branch meeting house is located on Darling Hill Road in Derby. Everyone is invited to attend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for games, food, activities, and exhibits for the entire family. There will be games with prizes for little children, a bouncy house for kids, and lots of free food, including popcorn and cotton candy. A free lunch will be served at 11 a.m. and there will be a watermelon bust in the afternoon. There will also be an Ultimate Frisbee game for young people, a quilt exhibit, and much more. Held rain or shine. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. For more information, call Jim Sanderson at 323-3778.

 

THE UNDERNEATH THE ABOVE SHOW 3 AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover presents The Underneath The Above Show 3: Seditious Conspiracy Theater Presents: A monument to Oscar Lopez Rivera on Saturday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m. A tour of the museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER IN ORLEANS

Barton Mystery Players presents the eleventh summer murder mystery dinner theater, “Murder on the Atlantic Queen,” at the Orleans Municipal Building on Saturday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Cost is $29. BYOB. Proceeds benefit the Barton Public Library. Limited tickets available at the library (525-6524) at the Barton and Orleans village offices, Barton’s Memory Lane, and Thibault’s Market.

 

ECOLOGICAL TIMBER HARVESTING DEMO AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold an Ecological Timber Harvesting Demo on Saturday, August 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $10-$25 (sliding scale). Demonstrations and rough trail walking. Call 723-6551, extension 303, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org for more information.

 

YOGA FOR WELL-BEING & POTLUCK LUNCH AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will host Yoga for Well-being and a Potluck Lunch on Saturday, August 29, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10-$15 (sliding scale). Appropriate for all yoga levels and abilities. For more information, call 723-6551, extension 303, or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

LAST TRAIN TO ZINKOV AT THE MUSIC BOX

The Music Box on Creek Road in Craftsbury will host Last Train to Zinkov on Saturday, August 29. David and Nathan Gusakov will perform Ukranian, Applachian, bluegrass and folk on violin, viola, and banjo. For more information, visit www.themusicboxvt.org or call 586-7533.

 

THE RESCIGNOS COMEDY SHOW AT THE HASKELL

QNEK presents The Rescignos Comedy Show at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line on Saturday, August 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.qnek.com, or by calling 334-2216, or by visiting www.catamountarts.org, or at the MAC Center in Newport. Rated PG-13 for some adult humor.

 

GETTING TO KNOW CROSSBOWS SEMINARS

Vermont Fish and Wildlife is sponsoring four free Get To Know Crossbows seminars around the state. Crossbows will be legal for hunters age 50 and older starting in 2016, or for those who qualify now or in 2016 for a crossbow permit because of a disability. However, their use may be expanded in the future and the crossbow seminars are open to anyone interested. The following is a list of the seminars, dates, times, and locations: August 15 at Marty’s Sport Shop in Bennington at 1 p.m.; August 29 at Caledonia Forest & Stream in St. Johnsbury at 10 a.m.; September 13 at Lamoille Valley Fish & Game in Morrisville at 10 a.m.; and September 19 at Barre Fish & Game in Barre at 10 a.m. Online registration is required by visiting vtfishandwildlife.com and clicking on the Hunter Education page. A confirmation e-mail will follow after registering.

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT

The annual Willoughby Lake Horseshoe Tournament will be held Saturday, August 29, sponsored by the Orleans Lions Club. 40 teams, great food under the tent, everyone welcome. No dogs. Horseshoes are provided. 4 pits only. Signup starts at 9 a.m. First game starts approximately at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $24 per team. Cash prizes. Double elimination.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

 

OPEN FARM DAY & GARLIC TASTING IN ALBANY

Open farm day and garlic tasting at Peace of Earth Farm in Albany on Sunday, August 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tour starting at 2 p.m., free. For more information, visit www.peaceofearthfarmalbany.wordpress.com or call 755-6336.

 

OVERTAKELESSNESS CIRCUS & PAGEANT AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover presents Overtakelessness Circus and Pageant on Sunday, August 30, at 3 p.m. Museum tour at 1 p.m. and ding dongs at 2 p.m. Following the circus and pageant, Great Small Works will perform in the cathedral. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 31

 

FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT

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

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL

Newport Area Community Orchestra rehearsal will take place on Tuesday, September 1, at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Openings for violin, viola, cello, string bass, and bassoon. If interested, please visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org or call 766-3021.

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN LYNDONVILLE

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 1, from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Lyndon State College in the Rita Bole Gym. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

 

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

 

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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN ST. JOHNSBURY

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Friday, September 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Catamount Arts on Eastern Avenue. For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

 

HORSE RESCUE BENEFIT EVENT AT DON’S TATS

Don’s Tats, located at 285 Evansville Road in Brownington, will hold a benefit to help raise money for Safe Haven Horse Rescue’s winter hay supply. They are booking smaller tattoos with $50 deposit (comes off price of tattoo) for the day. To set up an appointment, call Donnie at 754-1028. Donnie will be donating 100% of his proceeds to Safe Haven. Vendors willing to contribute to the hay fund are also welcome. There will be raffle tickets and great prizes, a yard sale, and a donation box. If you’re interested in selling a product or helping with the raffle or have yard sale items, call 754-1028 or contact them through their Facebook page under Don’s Tats. For more information on Safe Haven Horse Rescue, visit http://safehavenfarmvt.weebly.com.

 

PHIL GOSSELIN & JENNY DUNNE PERFORMING IN NEWPORT

Join the Now Playing Newport Music Series for their only evening performance of the year as they welcome Phil Gosselin and Jenny Dunne, bringing the bright lights of Broadway and beyond to Newport! Come and enjoy old favorites and new classics from the Great White Way as this crackerjack pair toasts to summer’s end, followed by a reception with the artists. Performance will be Saturday, September 5, at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.nowplayingnewport.com/season.html.

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERING IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own will have a gathering to make pickles and freezer jam on September 5 at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Gatherings are free and open to the public, and children are welcome, but RSVP is mandatory as space is limited. Participants will enjoy a meal together and will go home with some pickles and jam they have made, plus a chance at a door prize: books donated by Galaxy Bookshop. RSVP to Ruby Dale-Brown at 472-5940. For more information, contact Bethany Dunbar at Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

 

MELODIES FOR FALL IN WESTMORE

Instrumental and vocal music ranging from classical to Broadway to folk and love songs at the Westmore Community Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 6. Local musicians include Mark Violette, Rev. Martha Peck, Amos Hamilton, Emma Strange, April Streeter, Joe Welch, Thurmond Knight, Mari Harter, Chris Maginniss among others. Free will donations support key Westmore projects.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

COVENTRY LANDFILL OPEN HOUSE

The public is invited to the Coventry Landfill’s Open House on Wednesday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the facilities and learn more about their services. Lunch will be provided. Event will be held rain or shine. Please RSVP by calling 334-8300 or e-mailing patricia.geoffroy@casella.com. The location of the landfill is 21 Landfill Lane (off the Airport Road) in Coventry, VT 05825. To learn more about resource solutions, visit www.casella.com.

 

VERMONT RIVER CLEANUP MONTH

September is Vermont River Cleanup Month and the Memphremagog Watershed Association will be celebrating with a river cleanup along the banks of the Black River. The date for the cleanup is September 12 and details and a map will be available online at www.watershedsunitedvt.org/vtrivercleanup, or call Watersheds United Vermont at 585-3569.

 

PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ALBANY LABOR DAY PARADE

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

 

FREE NAMI FAMILY-TO-FAMILY CLASS IN ST. J

This course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teenage and adult children and significant others of individuals with severe mental health conditions. This 12 week class is free and will be held September 10 through December 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in St. Johnsbury (location to be determined). Structured to help families and friends fo individuals with mental illness understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own well being. To register, visit www.namivt.org, e-mail program@namivt.org, or call 800-639-6480, extension 102. Space is limited, so advanced registration is required.

 

  1. PAUL’S SCHOOL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The St. Paul’s School Golf Tournament will be held September 12 at the Barton Golf Course to raise money for the school. The $40 per person fee includes greens fees, water, and a snack. Golf carts are not included but can be reserved. A barbecue will be held after the tournament. Please RSVP by September 5 to Nancy Rodgers, 525-6677. Sign up early as spots are limited.

 

POND-A-THON FUN RUN

The ninth annual Pond-A-Thon Fun Run is a fun run around the lake of Island Pond. All ability of runners, walkers, and bikers are welcome. Held Sunday, September 6, starting at 9 a.m. at the town beach in Island Pond. Proceeds benefit the Taini Mae Kinney Memorial Scholarship Fund (VSAC) for Northeast Kingdom residents seeking higher education. Full pond is 5.5 miles, and half pond is 2.5 miles with transportation provided back to start. T-shirts, snacks, prizes. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for youth, and free for kids five and under. Register online at www.pondathon.webconnex.com/registration or on Facebook under “Pond-a-thon Fun Run.” Sign up race day on site at 7 a.m. For more information, contact Melinda at 249-2640 or Elizabeth at 673-6354. Forms are also available at some stores in Island Pond.

 

ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS NEEDED FOR VILLAGE ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW IN WESTFIELD

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild seeks artists and crafters for the Village Arts and Crafts Show on October 10 and 11 at Degre Auction House in Westfield. Call 988-4300 or e-mail Camilla@woodenhorsearts with an image and description of your work. For more information, visit www.woodenhorsearts.com.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

BURKE FARMERS’ MARKET

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

 

HARDWICK FARMERS’ MARKET

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

 

JAY VILLAGE FARMERS’ MARKET

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

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

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

 

WESTFIELD FARMERS’ MARKET

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

 

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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

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

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

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

 

BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER

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

 

BODIES IN MOTION

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

 

BREAD AND PUPPET THEATER

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

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

 

BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT

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

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). Menu for August 28 includes roast turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, squash, and fruit crumb cake. Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia Culinary Trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at 487-9380.

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

 

FAMILY AND FRIEND FUN BIKE RIDES IN NEWPORT

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

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

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

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

JAM SESSION IN LOWELL

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

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

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

 

LINE DANCING IN ST. JOHNSBURY

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD

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

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

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

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

NEK VERMONT PERMACULTURE GROUP

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

 

NEWPORT AGE FRIENDLY ADVISORY COUNCIL WEEKLY “COFFEE TALK” SESSIONS

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

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold regular rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

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

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

St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

 

SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

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

 

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

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

 

SHAPE NOTE SINGS AT BREAD AND PUPPET

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

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

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

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

  1. ISIDORE’S PARISH BINGO

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

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

TAI CHI CLASS

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

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

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

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail tomblusa@hotmail.com.

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

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

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

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

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

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

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

        100 Church Street, Barton. Open Mondays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Fridays from 1-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. “Wednesday Poets,” a weekly writing workshop for beginner and veteran writers, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with refreshments. For further information, please call the library at 525-6524.

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. craftsburylibrary@gmail.com. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday. Story time on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages birth to six years old.

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m. and, during the summer, 7–9 p.m.

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ARTFUL EYE

A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 424-1414. www.theartfuleye.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Open Sunday by chance. Come explore 4,500 sq. ft. of locally crafted fine art and artisan craft.

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

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

 

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

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

 

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

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

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

 

CHUCK GUEST GALLERY

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

 

COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.

 

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM GALLERY

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

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

 

GRACE GALLERY

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

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

        29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Call for hours. Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: the Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.

 

LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

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

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Showcasing Newport’s forever changing history and landmarks. Summer and fall exhibits featuring the before and after of the demolition on Main Street in Newport.

 

MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

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

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Paintings and drawings by Sam Thurston on display through August 30.

 

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. “This Side of the River,” Vermont and New Hampshire landscapes by Dianne Taylor Moore, on display through October 3.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

        109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. info@oldstonehousemuseum.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is open until October 15, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. Jeff Way: Heads Up – paintings in oil and acrylic of faces in flux, on display until September 14.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

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

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

287 East Main Street, Newport. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Featuring wood carvings by Al Diem, scenic and nature photography by Robert Lyons and Gustav Verderber, Bella Doni Pottery, Edgewater Jewelry, original art by John Rowe, Elry Maze, Deb Cowan, Pat Lipinsky.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

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

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

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

 

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

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

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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

 

THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY

240a Dufferin St., Stanstead, Quebec. Through September 6: Gabriel Safdie – “Aerial Views” – photography (Lake Memphremagog and three villages region from the air). Trevor McKinven – “Retro-vue” – paintings. All are welcome! Hours: Thurs.–Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.levieuxforgeron.com

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

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

 

 

 

 

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