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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, FEBRUARY 25
TASTE OF THE KINGDOM EVENT AT JAY PEAK
The seventh annual Taste of the Kingdom event, in support of Green Mountain Farm-to-School, will be held Wednesday, February 25, at 6 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort. Sample custom-created, seasonally inspired small plates prepared by the region’s top chefs and food producers, as well as a selection of fine local desserts, craft beer, and cider. The event will feature over 40 restaurants and food producers. The evening will also include live music from Eight 02 and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 per person, $85 per couple, and $25 for child. The event has limited capacity and sold out last year. To reserve tickets, call 334-2044 or order online at www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26
SOLAR OPTIONS INFO MEETING IN CHARLESTON
There will be an informational meeting on solar options for the Town of Charleston at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, at the Charleston Town Offices. For more information, call 723-4014.
FREE MARDI GRAS DANCE AT JAY PEAK
Jay Peak Resort will be holding its annual Mardi Gras Festival from Monday, February 23, through Saturday, February 28. There will be different events each day. On Thursday, February 26, the Michelle Sarah Band will be playing in the International Room, Tram Base Lodge, from 5 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Free red beans and rice.
IRASBURG UNITED CHURCH SENIOR MEAL
This month only, the Irasburg United Church Senior Meal will be held on the fourth Thursday, February 26, at noon. The menu consists of ham, potatoes, veggies, dessert, punch and coffee.
PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION INFO MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY
The Craftsbury Energy Committee is hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, February 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Craftsbury Public Library to discuss the 24-year-old movement of building homes compliant with the Passive House Alliance standards. For more information, call Kevin Gregoire at (802) 281-4432.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27
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). This Friday’s menu consists of roast beef, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and apple crisp. 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 (802) 487-9380.
FREE HEARING TESTS IN GLOVER & BARTON
Hearing Center of Vermont will be administering free hearing tests on Friday, February 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Glover Senior Housing and from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Congress Community Room on Main Street in Barton. No purchase or appointments necessary, and Medicaid/Green Mountain Care recipients can receive hearing aids at no charge. For more information, call Heidi at (802) 487-9902.
OVERNIGHT MYSTERY FOR KIDS AT GOODRICH LIBRARY
Kids in grades six through eight are encouraged to bring sleeping bags and thinking caps and spend the night at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Friday, February 27, starting at 6 pm. and ending Saturday morning, February 28, at 9 a.m. Find clues, decode messages, and compare evidence, all in an attempt to solve the mystery. For more information and to pick a character, visit https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0Bx46j-Xm2zyUkhSV1ZuRHdBbTg&usp=sharing. Limited space, registration required. Snacks and breakfast provided. For more information, call the library at (802) 334-7902 or stop by.
STORY TIME YOGA FOR KIDS IN GREENSBORO
Story Time Yoga for kids ages eight and younger will be held at the Greensboro Free Library on Friday, February 27, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with Sophia Barsalow, certified yoga teacher. For more information, call Sophia at 533-2671 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28
BOOK READING & SIGNING IN CRAFTSBURY
There will be a book reading and signing on Saturday, February 28, at the Masonic Hall in Craftsbury Village. Patty Oliver-Smith will read from her new book, Martha’s Mandalas, which entwines strands of the author’s personal journey of self-discovery with an imaginative accounting of her grandmother’s life-work. Refreshments served, and all are welcome. For more information, call Sarah Mutrux at The Art House, (802) 586-2200 or visit www.vermontarthouse.org.
FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH IN BARTON
There will be a free community lunch at the Barton United Church on Saturday, February 28, at noon. Meal includes soup, bread, and fruit. All are welcome. Sponsored by the West Glover Congregational Church and the Barton United Church.
CO-ED SNOWBALL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN NEWPORT
Come play co-ed Snowball Softball on Saturday, February 28, at the Newport Recreational Fields. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. or pre-register by calling Ami English at (802) 673-2775. Cost is $100 per team and teams must have 5 girls and five guys. Tournament will be a wooden bat, one-pitch format. First prize dependent on number of teams. Prize for best team costumes!
FREE MARDI GRAS MUSIC AT JAY PEAK
Jay Peak Resort will be holding its annual Mardi Gras Festival from Monday, February 23, through Saturday, February 28. There will be different events each day. On Saturday, February 28, there will be free live music by the Soul Kingdom Band in International Room, Tram Base Lodge from 4 to 9 p.m.
WINTERBIKE FAT BIKE FESTIVAL IN EAST BURKE
Kingdom Trails celebrates the burgeoning fat bike culture by hosting group rides, demos, vendors, and a bonfire on Saturday, February 28, in East Burke. Discover yet another way to enjoy the outdoors in wintertime. For more information, visit www.kingdomtrails.com.
I LOVE WINTER FESTIVAL
The Barton Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual I Love Winter Festival will be held on Saturday, February 28. Events include a Lake Parker Pond Hockey Tournament from 9 a.m. to finish; Heritage Crafts and Blacksmithing Demos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington; Sleigh Rides and Warm-up Fire at Perry Farm in Brownington from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Chamber Chili Challenge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. upstairs at E.M. Brown in Barton; Sledding and Cross-country Skiing at Glover Community School from 2 to 5 p.m.; After Party with live music by Howie Cantor from 8 to 11 p.m. at Parker Pie in West Glover; and an Ice Fishing Derby from midnight, February 21, to noon on February 28 on Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake, Lake Parker, and Shadow Lake. For more information and to pre-register for certain events, visit www.ilovewinterfestival.com.
NEK-TV ANNUAL MEETING OF MEMBERS SERVICE AREA
The NEK-TV Annual Meeting of Members Service Area will be held Saturday, February 28, at 3 p.m. at the Emory Hebard State Office Building, Conference Room 250 (second floor) in Newport. NEK-TV service area includes Barton, Brighton (Island Pond), Brownington, Charleston (East and West), Coventry, Derby, Derby Line, Glover, Irasburg, Jay, Morgan, Newport, Newport Town, North Troy, Troy, Orleans, and Westfield. For more information, visit www.nektv.com or e-mail Tod Pronto at email@example.com.
3 SHADES OF BLUE TO PERFORM AT RIVER OF LIFE CAMP
River of Life Camp in Irasburg is proud to welcome the band 3 Shades of Blue on Saturday, February 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or at the camp’s website, www.riveroflifecamp.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 1
SLEIGH RIDES IN ISLAND POND
Sleigh rides will be held Sunday afternoons in March (weather dependant; 20°F or warmer) from 1 to 3 p.m. at Green Mountain Bible Church on Route 105 in Island Pond. No reservations needed. Rides are about 15 minutes long. Suggested donation is $5 per person. For more information, call the Perry Farm at 754-2396.
THE HUNGRY HEART SCREENING IN CRAFTSBURY
There will be a film screening of The Hungry Heart at the United Church of Craftsbury on Craftsbury Common on Sunday, March 1, at 4 p.m. with discussion and refreshments following. For more information, call (802) 586-8028, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.unitedchurchcraftsbury.com.
LR ROCKS ENCORE PERFORMANCE
The Lake Region Union High School Music Department will present an encore performance of LR Rocks at the Irasburg Town Hall on Sunday, March 1 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or by reservation by calling Sara Doncaster at 754-2500, extension 219, or 754-6335. The show benefits the LR music department. Refreshments and Rockin’ Ranger tie-dye T-shirts will be on sale.
WHOLE HEALTH AND A NEW START: VEGAN COOKING WORKSHOP
Want to learn some easy recipes that support great health? This can help! Learn how to help yourself be healthy inside and out during a Vegan Cooking Workshop to be held Sunday, March 1, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. at Caledonia Christian School Classroom, 54 Southard St., St. Johnsbury. Cost is free, but please call Mary at 748-1971 to register.
NEWPORT QUARTER AUCTION EXTRAVAGANZA
The Newport Quarter Auction Extravaganza to benefit Gardner Park restoration will be held Sunday, March 1, at the Newport Memorial Building. Bring a couple rolls of quarters to bid and maybe win great prizes from Newport Parks and Recreation and local vendors in the Quarter Auction. Vendors will also be selling health, beauty, and home needs. There will be a 50-50 raffle and door prizes. Doors open at 2 p.m. and the auction begins at 3 p.m. Cost is $5 per paddle at the door. Contact Jasmin LeBlanc for more information at 673-5395.
GMUW 2ND ANNUAL TOURING THE TRAILS
If you love to cross-country ski or snowshoe, plan to join the second annual Touring the Trails fundraiser for Green Mountain United Way on Sunday, March 1, at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information and to sign up, call (802) 647-2148 or (802) 586-2514.
WASTE LESS BONANZA IN HARDWICK
The Waste Less Bonanza will be held Sunday, March 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Green Mountain Technical Center Forestry Building in Hardwick. Learn how to waste less by fixing, maintaining, reusing, and repurposing things. Watch demonstrations and bring your own exhibits and ideas to share. Activities for all ages. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 755-6336.
MONDAY, MARCH 2
- SEUSS STORYTIME AT GALAXY BOOKSHOP
Monday, March 2, is the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss, and The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick is celebrating with a special Seuss Storytime at 11 a.m. All ages are welcome to come in, listen to some favorite Dr. Seuss books, and enjoy a Seuss-themed snack and activity. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com for a full schedule of events.
KINDERMUSIK FUNDRAISER IN DERBY
Kindermusik with Medora will be hosting a Kindermusik fundraiser at the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby for the library’s Capital Campaign on Monday, March 2, from 10 to 11 a.m. Depending on signups, there might be two groups: Toddlers (up to age three) at 9:30 a.m. and babies at 10:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity to come check out why Kindermusik is the best early childhood education program that uses music and movement to develop the whole child. Donation of $10 per child. For more information and to sign up, contact Medora Jensen at 895-4899 or 673-5139, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, MARCH 3
TOWN MEETING DAY IN VERMONT!
TOWN MEETING LUNCHEON IN ALBANY
There will be a Town Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, March 3, at noon at the Albany Methodist Church on Route 15 in Albany. Menu includes beef stew, vegetarian chili, homemade corn bread and pies. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. All are welcome.
TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE LIBRARY DAY
The Haskell Free Library in Derby Line, VT-Stanstead, Quebec, invites families to stop by on Tuesday, March 3, to celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day. This event showcases what libraries are doing for children and raises public awareness of the importance of library services to children. There will be activities and giveaways of all sorts throughout the day, and a special all-ages story time at 10:30 a.m. All library programs are free of charge. For more information, call librarian Nancy Rumery at 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471, extension 201. More information is also available online at www.haskellopera.com.
PRE-TOWN MEETING SOCIAL IN IRASBURG
Irasburg will hold its first annual Pre-Town Meeting Social on Tuesday, March 3, at the Irasburg Town Hall starting at 5 p.m. To bring soup, bread, or a dessert to share, contact the Town Office at 754-2242 or Judith Jackson at 754-9968. There will be an outstanding citizen award presented during the social. Town Meeting begins at 6 p.m.
FREE GARDEN SEEDS DISTRIBUTION IN COVENTRY
The Coventry Town Foundation is once again sponsoring a Free Garden Seeds Distribution for Coventry residents only. Come and get free seeds for your garden at the Community Center. This year, the seeds come from High Mowing Organic Seeds. Dates to pick up your seeds are March 3 during Town Meeting and March 21 during dog registration and rabies clinic.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
LEARN TATTED LACE MAKING IN LYNDONVILLE
Tatting is the technique of making lace by tying knots in thread. Delicate and yet incredibly durable, the art of tatted lace goes back hundreds of years. It is inexpensive to make and fits in your pocket so you can tat anywhere. Classes run from March 4 to May 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and are free to area residents ages 13 and up. There is a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds to benefit the Lyndon Area Food Shelf. Visit LyndonShareAndLearn.com to sign up or call (802) 626-9237 for more information. Sponsored by the Lyndon Center Baptist Church.
NEWPORT AUTHOR SHARES HISTORY OF ORLEANS COUNTY TRAINS
Scott Wheeler, publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal, will discuss how rail and roads changed life around Newport in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Trains Come to Orleans County,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 262-1354.
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
NO EVENTS SUBMITTED.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
FREE FAMILY MOVIE & POPCORN NIGHT IN BARTON
The public is invited to a free family movie and popcorn night on Friday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. “Grace Unplugged” is a drama about the teenage daughter of a rock star who’s seeking of her own voice and dream creates conflict and the need for difficult choices in her family. All are welcome. To be held at the Assembly of God Church on Church Street in Barton. Please use side entry. For more information, call 525-9090.
UKRAINE TALK, OPEN HOUSE & PIZZA NIGHT AT AGAPE MINISTRIES
Please join Agape Ministries, Inc. of 3214 Creek Road, Irasburg, on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 9 p.m. as they host Slavik and Aloyna, the directors of Nasledie Heritage Foundation in Ukraine. There will be an open house, and pizza night as they share with the community about the work they are doing in their country. For directions or further information, please call Scott or Theresa at 755-9999.
CHILI DINNER IN GREENSBORO
The Greensboro Free Library will host a chili dinner to raise funds for library operations. A potluck dinner will be held at the Fellowship Hall at the Greensboro United Church of Christ on Friday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. People of all ages are invited to come and take the chill out of winter by enjoying some chili, both regular and vegetarian, coleslaw, corn bread, and cookies. Cost is by donation. Thanks to the help of Willey’s Store for supplies, and for food supplied by volunteers. For more information, contact the library at 533-2531.
STORYKEEPERS FAMILY EVENT IN ALBANY
There will be a Storykeepers Family Event at the Albany Community School on Friday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m. Students will presents their final projects and share the historical research that they have done about someone in their family.
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). This Friday’s menu consists of lasagna, vegetable medley with broccoli and tomatoes, and cherry pie. 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 (802) 487-9380.
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
BINGO IN LOWELL
Bingo will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 6 p.m. at St. Ignatius Parish Hall in Lowell. Cash prizes to benefit the Lowell eighth grade class trip to Washington, DC. For more information, call Amy at 744-6511.
GROW YOUR OWN (GYO) SESSION IN HARDWICK
Grow Your Own (GYO) will offer a free session on leftovers and food effiency on Saturday, March 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) on 140 Junction Road in Hardwick. Gatherings are free and open to the public, and children ages six and up are welcome to participate if accompanied by an adult. A meal is shared at each gathering, and stew is on the menu for March. Space is limited and RSVP is mandatory by calling Ruby Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 by March 5. For more information, visit www.hardwickagriculture.org or call Bethany Dunbar at (802) 472-5362 or e-mail Bethany@hardwickagriculture.org.
PAINTBALL BIATHLON RESCHEDULED
The Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation has rescheduled its “Ski and Shoot” Paintball Biathlon for Saturday, March 7, at 3892 Darling Hill Road in Derby. Youth Biathlon race is at 11 a.m. and adult race is at noon. Cost is $5 youth ($2 for MSTF members) and $10 for adults ($5 for MSTF members), or $20 family registration. Ski rentals available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. for $5 youth or $10 adults. For more information, visit www.MSTF.net.
FUNDRAISER DINNER IN DERBY
Trail Life USA Troop 16:3 will host a fundraiser dinner on Saturday, March 7, at the Derby Community Church across from the Cow Palace in Derby from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner consists of Rhode Island Dynamites (a mildly spicy sloppy Joe only better), chips, and a drink for $6. There will be a dessert table of pies and assorted sweets by donation. The Troop will spin some vintage vinyl records for your listening pleasure. Call Troopmaster John F. Pellizzari at 487-9260 for more information.
SUNDAY, MARCH 8
NO EVENTS SUBMITTED.
REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS
VENDORS WANTED FOR NORTH COUNTRY EXPO
Vendors wanted for the Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce 2015 North Country Expo to be held on Friday, April 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jay Peak, the Hotel Jay and Conference Center. Builders, landscapers, heating and plumbing, businesses, artists, and entertainment. For information, visit www.vtnorthcountry.org or contact Lynne Bertrand at (802) 334-7782 or e-mail email@example.com.
BARTON SENIOR CENTER TRIP TO LANCASTER COUNTY, PA
The Barton Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on June 8 through 12. Price is $505 per person which includes bus ride, meals, lodging and admissions. Joseph at the Sight and Sound Theater, Kitchen Kettle Village, Mennonite Center, Landis Valley Museum and Village, and a guilded tour of Philadelphia are included. Please contact Brenda at 525-4400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Deposits are due in advance.
AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM
Free tax returns prepared for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older, every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Call Chris at (802) 279-0442 for an appointment. Taxes prepared every Friday in Derby at the Dailey Memorial Library from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Call the library at (802) 766-5063 for an appointment.
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.
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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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS
First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS
Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.
AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT
The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.
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.
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). 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 (802) 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.
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.
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.
“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK
Grow Your Own (GYO) gatherings will be held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month (except for July when it will be the second Saturday) and will include a shared meal. Topics for 2015 include: leftovers and efficiency in using food; container gardening; wild edibles; barbecue block party; home composting; making pickles and jam; holiday treats and holiday planning; medicinal kitchen; and bulk foods and shopping healthier to save money. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at (802) 472-5940 or e-mail email@example.com, or Bethany Dunbar at (802) 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 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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. (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).
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.
- 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
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.
WALKING TRAIL AT NCCC
There is a free walking trail in North Country Career Center in Newport. Open when classes are in session, Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 334-5469, extension 3309, for more information.
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. Winter hours (December through March): Monday and Friday 1-7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m.-noon and 1-7 p.m. 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. 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. 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. 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. Open Mondays 2–6 p.m., Tuesdays 1–5 p.m., Wednesdays 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m.–2 p.m., closed Saturdays & Sundays. Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.
- 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.
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. Dark Waters/Grateful Daughters, an exhibition of work by Boston painter Matt Brackett, on view in the main gallery until March 22.
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. Winter 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.
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.
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. “Flights of Fancy,” an exhibit of works by James Frase-White, is on display Monday through Saturday until February 28.
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.
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 behind 316 Main Street across from Family Dollar in Downtown Newport. (802) 323-7759. “Painting Thursdays with Mary” from 2-4 p.m. most Thursdays. Learn watercolors with Mary Brenner or bring your own work, share skills and conversation. Call first to make sure class will be held. Free of charge. Peace and Justice Poster Show – All posters $25 and feature themes of social/environmental justice.
THE ART HOUSE GALLERY
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. NEW EXHIBIT: “Get out of this one: Broken snow removal devices of the NEK,” open Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of May. Open to the public but space is unheated so dress warmly.
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.