Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

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Summer’s over and it’s not yet skiing and snowmobiling season, but there’s still plenty to do in the Northeast Kingdom.

It’s harvest and hunting time.

Many farmers’ markets are still open with a variety of fall and root vegetables, local meat and cheese, preserves and much more.

Soon it will be hunting season for white-tailed deer, and with hunting season comes a host of delicious “hunters’ breakfasts” served up by church groups, community organizations, Scouts, and nonprofits.

And with the holidays just around the corner, many communities will host holiday bazaars and craft shows featuring fine Northeast Kingdom crafts and artwork.

 

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KINGDOM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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WEB ruminations broccoli and cauliflower**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, NOVEMBER 19

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY CLUB MEETING

The Jones Memorial Library Club will meet on Wednesday, November 19, at 7 p.m. at the library in Orleans. New members are welcome.

 

OSHER LECTURE IN NEWPORT

Dr. Andrea Fairchild speaks about “What is Modern about Modern Art?” at an Osher Lecture on Wednesday, November 19, at 1 p.m. at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport, second floor. Admission is $5 and includes social hour. For more information, e-mail Claire.kuhne@gmail.com.

 

VSO MUSICIANS TO PERFORM IN AREA SCHOOLS

The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Fiddlesticks!” String Trio will present performances at schools in Orleans and Island Pond on Wednesday, November 19. They will be performing at the Orleans Elementary School at 10:30 a.m., and the Brighton Elementary School in Island Pond at 1 p.m. For more information, call Eleanor Long at (800) 876-9293, ext. 14.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

 

FREE FOOD SHARE IN NORTH TROY

There will be a Free Food Share on Thursday, November 20, at the North Troy Fire Station at 160 Railroad Street. Seniors and those with physical disabilities will be served beginning at 12:30 p.m., all others from 1:15 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Faith in Action.

 

GIRL SCOUTS WANTED IN BARTON

Calling all girls in grades kindergarten through eighth who want to have fun! Girl Scouts meet in Barton on Thursday, November 20. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565 or Judi Robitaille-Dunklee at 525-4311 (evenings).

 

WEB ruminations thymeMOBILE VET CENTER IN NEWPORT

In honor of Veterans’ Day, the Mobile Vet Center (MVC), also known as the “Vet Van,” will be visiting the Community College of Vermont (CCV) in Newport on Thursday, November 20, from noon to 5 p.m. The MVC provides outreach and counseling services to veterans, service members, and their families, especially those living in rural or remote communities. For more information, call Beth Conkey at (802) 828-2973 or e-mail elizabeth.conkey@ccv.edu.

 

WORKSHOP ON PROTECTING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN ST. JOHNSBURY

Do you have an idea or innovation you’re preparing for the marketplace? Learn how to protect it during a free workshop on Thursday, November 20, at the Northeast Vermont Development Association (NVDA) in St. Johnsbury. The session will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. and focus on “How To Protect Your Intellectual Property.” For more information or to register, e-mail Scott Holson at sholson2@vtsbdc.org or visit vtsbdc.org/commercialize.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS HOLIDAY OPENING RECEPTION

The MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport will hold a Holiday Opening Reception on Friday, November 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Open to the public. The Northeast Kingdom Chamber Players will provide seasonal music. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com.

 

JAM SESSION AT CHARLESTON SCHOOL

There will be a Jam Session to benefit the Charleston School Music Program on Friday, November 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at the Charleston Elementary School. Suggested donation is $3; snacks available. All are welcome, musicians, singers, and community. For more information, call 895-2915, 723-6271, or 723-6038.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

 

GREENSBORO HOLIDAY FAIR

On Saturday, November 22, the annual Holiday Craft Fair will take place in Fellowship Hall at the Greensboro UCC Church from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. A lunch including homemade soup and baked goods will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the lunch and baked goods help fund the church’s summer camp scholarship program.

 

HOLIDAY BAZAAR IN NEWPORT

The Annual Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Friendship Circle of the United Church of Newport, will be held in the fellowship hall on Third Street in Newport on Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a luncheon served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Attic treasures, holiday décor, handmade gifts, candy, baked goods and foods, jewelry, books and plants, and more. Luncheon includes corn chowder and chili, sandwiches, Jell-O salads, squares, coffee and tea.

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA PERFORMS CONCERT

The Newport Area Community Orchestra will perform a concert on Saturday, November 22, at 7 p.m. at the Newport American Legion to raise money for special upcoming projects. There will be a raffle of two donated jewelry items. Admission is $5 at the door and raffle tickets are $3 each or $5 for two. For more information, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.

 

SHEFFIELD CHRISTMAS CRAFT BAZAAR

The tenth annual Sheffield Christmas Craft Bazaar will take place at the Sheffield Town Hall on Route 122 on Saturday, November 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts, baked goods, door prizes, silent auction, coffee, doughnuts, soup/sandwich lunch. For more information, call 626-9416.

 

JCH DUO BENEFIT CONCERT IN ISLAND POND

The JCH DUO (Jim Cross and Chris Sykes) will be hosting a benefit concert for Althea Blair on Saturday, November 22, at the Brighton Town Hall in Island Pond at 7 p.m. Come out for a night of music, fun, and laughter, and most of all to support Althea, who is undergoing treatments for cancer. Special guests and a 50-50 raffle. For more information, call Jim at 723-6173.

 

BRAMBLEWOOD AT THE MUSIC BOX

Bramblewood will perform at The Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday, November 22, at 7:30 p.m., featuring Colin McCaffrey, Carol Hausner, and Danny Coane on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and bass, performing bluegrass, folk, and country music. For more information, call 586-7533 or visit www.themusicboxvt.org.

 

WEB ruminations garlicHOLIDAY BAZAAR IN ORLEANS

There will be a Holiday Bazaar at the Orleans Federated Church on Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. consisting of soup, roll, and dessert for $6. Sale items include food, fudge, crafts, gift items, collectible tables, hand knitted and quilted items, pet table, Chinese auction, and rag quilt auction.

 

UPCYCLING: RAGS TO RICHES AT NORTHWOODS

Turn old sheets, skirts, towels or t-shirts into beautiful bracelets and woven rag rugs with some fellow crafty upcyclers on Saturday, November 22, at 1 p.m. at the Northwoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston. Cost is $5. Bring at least one rag with an interesting color or pattern and a pair of fabric scissors if you have them. Warm beverages and light snacks provided. No minimum registration. No experience necessary. For more information, call 723-6551 or e-mail events@northwoodscenter.org.

 

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR IN ISLAND POND

There will be a Holiday Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brighton Elementary School in Island Pond. Vendors and buyers needed! Proceeds benefit the eighth grade class trip. To reserve a table, call the school at 723-4373 or e-mail judy.castonguay@ncsuvt.org.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

 

TURKEY BINGO IN COVENTRY

The Coventry Village School will hold a Turkey Bingo on Sunday, November 23. Doors open at 11 a.m. and calling starts at noon. All profits benefit the Coventry Village School field trip fund.

 

CRAFTSBURY THANKSGIVING MARKET

There will be a Thanksgiving Market on Sunday, November 23, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (in the new building). Cheese, pickles, meat, veggies, wool, and gifts.

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

There will be a Country Acoustic Jam on Sunday, November 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Burke Community Building. Everyone with musical or singing talents are encouraged to participate. $3 donation at the door. Door prizes and 50-50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site. Snacks and beverages will be available. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or the Senior Meal Site at 467-3423 or the Town Office at 467-3717.

 

TURKEY BINGO IN IRASBURG

A Turkey Bingo will be held on Sunday, November 23, at the Irasburg Town Hall at 1 p.m. Come and win turkeys, cash, gift certificates, and enjoy some chili and other snacks. Help support the very small eighth grade class raise money for their year-end class trip. For more information, call Tammy Royer at 754-6547.

 

SEPTEMBER RAIN CONCERT IN HOLLAND

September Rain will perform at the Holland Community Church on the Valley Road in Holland on Sunday, November 23, at 6 p.m. For more information about the band, visit www. SeptemberRainNH.com. There will be refreshments after the concert.

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24

 

NO EVENTS, YET.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport will hold it’s monthly Souper Lunch on Tuesday, November 25, starting at noon. All are welcome, free of charge.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26

 

NO EVENTS, YET.

 

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! WE ARE THANKFUL FOR ALL OUR LOYAL READERS, CONTRIBUTORS, AND ADVERTISERS!

 

PRE-REGISTER FOR TURKEY TROT IN BARTON

Register now for Barton’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 27, by calling 525-3689. The race will start in Barton at the Memorial Building with doors opening at 8 a.m. and race starting at 9 a.m. Pie sale, door prizes, and age group awards. Cost is $12 before November 22, $15 after.

 

WEB ruminations onionsANNUAL GIVING THANKS DINNER IN WEST BURKE

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served at the Community Building on School Street in West Burke on Thursday, November 27, with seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 per person with proceeds going to the Burke Senior Meal Site and the Boot Fund. Reservations are required. Please call Kerrigan’s Convenience at 467-1375 by Monday, November 24, for reservations. All are invited.

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

 

NO EVENTS, YET.

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

 

LOCAL AUTHORS AT GALAXY BOOKSHOP

The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick is pleased to announce that it will be hosting local authors Jodi Lew-Smith and Julia Shipley as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday, November 29. Ms. Lew-Smith will be in the store from 10 to 11:30 a.m. chatting with customers and recommending her favorite books. Ms. Shipley will take her shift at the store from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., talking about her favorite authors and books. For more information, visit www.galaxybookshop.com.

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30

 

NO EVENTS, YET.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

GLOVER CHURCH MEMORY TREE

The Glover Community Church will display a memory tree again this year in front of the church to benefit the steeple fund. A donation of $5 represents one bulb on the tree in memory of, or in honor of, a loved one. Donations and names should be sent to: Paulette Rogers, 518 Perron Hill, Glover, VT 05839. The tree will be lit on December 7 at 10:30 a.m.

 

HELP THE JAY AREA FOOD SHELF CHILDREN WITH A CHRISTMAS GIFT

The Jay Focus Group in coordination with the Jay Area Food Shelf is looking for people to buy a Christmas gift for a local child. To help, stop by the Jay Town Hall on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon, to pick up an ornament card with details of the child’s gender, age, and gift wish. Unwrapped gifts (up to $25 value) should be returned to the Jay Town Hall by December 8. For more information, call Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or e-mail teresa.patch@rojacs.com.

 

WHAG ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS SALE

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites you to their Artisan’s Christmas Sale on one day only, Friday, December 5, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 783 Vance Hill in Newport Center. There will be cookies, fudge, cakes and breads, as well as WHAG member arts and crafts. Proceeds benefit the WHAG scholarship fund. Watch for signs.

 

NEWPORT 4 V 4 BASKETBALL LEAGUES

Newport Parks & Recreation will begin their 4 V 4 Basketball League on December 1 for men and December 7 for women at the Newport Municipal Building gymnasium. Men’s games are played on Monday and Tuesday evenings, and women’s are played Thursday evenings throughout the winter with playoffs in March. This is a friendly, competitive league where players of all abilities are welcome to play. Recommended teams of 6 to 8 players. If interested, call 334-6345 or 754-6893 (men’s league) or 754-2612 (women’s league) or visit www.newportrecreation.org.

 

FORGING CONNECTIONS, A BUSINESS NETWORK EVENT

On Tuesday, December 2, the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce will host Forging Connections, A Business Networking Event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Juniper’s at the Wildflower Inn on Darling Hill Road in Lyndonville. Event is free and all local business owners and those thinking of starting a new venture in the area are invited. RSVP is requested by November 21. Call 626-4124 or e-mail burkechamber@burkevermont.com to register or for more information.

 

MOONLIGHT MADNESS IN BARTON

The 16th annual Moonlight Madness Holiday Shopping Fair will take place on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Barton graded school gymnasium. Big raffle of the exhibitor’s finest products! Food available. Visit with Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Sellers can register at www.moonlightmadness.info or call 525-0084.

 

WEB ruminations hot peppersSNOWMOBILE SWAP MEET IN LYNDONVILLE

There will be a snowmobile swap meet on Saturday, December 6, behind LynBurke Motel (corner of routes 5 and 122) in Lyndonville, sponsored by the Lyndon Snocruisers. Bring your new or used snowmobile from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments available. $20 per sled. Early bird TMAs for sale. Contact Lenwood at (203) 770-3601 for more information.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR AT NCUHS

Vendors are wanted for the First Band Boosters Christmas Craft Fair at North Country Union High School (cafeteria) on Saturday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Nan Willey at 323-4950. Tables are $20 each.

 

CRAFTERS/EXHIBITORS WANTED FOR IRASBURG HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

Crafters/Exhibitors are wanted for the annual Irasburg Holiday Craft Fair at the Irasburg Town Hall on December 13. Spaces are limited so sign up early. Large variety of gift items, holiday decorations, jewelry, food items, alpaca items, wood items, and more will be available for those seeking unique Christmas gifts. For applications, contact Michelle Wilson at 754-2281.

 

JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Jay Focus Group, a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit, announces the 2015 Jay Focus Group Community Service Scholarship open to an Orleans County high school senior to assist with continued educational costs. One $500 scholarship will be offered per calendar year and requires previous community service involvement. Applicants must attach one reference regarding community involvement/service (not a family member) along with application, and confirmation of acceptance to a continued education school. Application deadline is May 1, 2015. Winner will be announced May 15, 2015. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or at Jay Town Hall during regular business hours. E-mail jayfocusgp@gmail.com or call Kathy at (802) 988-1115 for more information.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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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 (802) 334-1213 or toll free at (877) 334-1213, or visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3.” Also visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3” for a comprehensive schedule.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT

Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome. For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail 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.

 

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.

 

WEB ruminations celeryCOMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

DERBY SENIOR MEAL AT ELKS CLUB

Derby Senior Meal will be held at the Elks Club on the Newport–Derby Road in Derby every second Thursday of the month at noon. By donation. For more information, call Jenny or Lallie at the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 642-5119.

 

DIABETICS, PREDIABETICS & THEIR CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

This support group has been formed in this area and will be held the first Monday of every month in Barton at 5:30 p.m. Bring tips for what works for you and learn other information to make your life easier. Meetings will be monthly and last 1-1/4 hours. For more information, call John at 754-8410 after 5 p.m.

 

DIVINE HEALING COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING AT THE ART HOUSE

A Divine Healing Community Group will meet at The Art House on North Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury Common every Tuesday at 7 p.m. Free. To register, call 586-9070. Registration is not required. All experience levels welcome. Come to be healed, come to learn how to heal, or just come to learn what divine healing is.

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

JAM SESSION IN LOWELL

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

 

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE DISCOUNT CARD

$20. Valid through December 2014 for cardholder only. Great gift for any occasion. Includes ongoing discounts at Jay Village Inn, Jay Country Store, Snow Job Sport & Gift Shop in Jay, Bernie’s Restaurant & 1st Trax in Montgomery Center. Buy at www.jayvt.com, Jay Town Hall or participating businesses. For more information, call (802) 343-5687. A Jay Focus Group fundraiser.

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD

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

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

Narcotics Anonymous meetings will be held Tuesdays at 7 p.m., at North Country Hospital library in Newport.

 

NEK 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 AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold regular rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. Openings for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe and bassoon. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NEWPORT COMMUNITY SENIOR MEALS

Fridays at noon at 125 Main Street, between Coventry and Center streets across from the laundromat. Doors will open at 11 a.m. for anyone interested in playing card games, board games, or just to socialize. Meals will be served at noon. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well-balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia’s culinary trainees. Suggested meal donations: $3.50 for seniors age 60 and over, $5 for all others. Information about Cornucopia can be found at www.umbrellanek.org. For further information, contact Lynn Rublee at (802) 487-9380 or cornucopia@umbrella.org.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 3417 Darling Hill Road in Derby. Visit http://ncquilters.wikispaces.com/.

 

WEB ruminations tomatillosNORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

Newport: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. (802) 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. (802) 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.

St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. (802) 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at (802) 535-2011 or Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org, or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Step study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (802) 673-5621.

 

PLAYWORLD AND PLAYGROUP IN BARTON

Building Bright Futures PlayWorld and NEKCA Early Head Start Playgroup, every Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the COFEC Building in Barton. Ongoing through May 2015. Call 525-6253 for more information.

 

SAVVY SENIORS IN BARTON

The very popular program, Savvy Seniors, which is a Medicare (Senior Medicare Patrol) informational endeavor, incorporating skits to convey important information for seniors, is now taking requests for bookings. Based out of Barton Senior Center (for the Northeast Kingdom), practices are being held each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. If your group is interested in booking this group, or participating in any way, call Brenda Lowther at 525-4400. Sponsored by COVE (Committee of Vermont Elders) and NEVAAA (Area Agency on Aging).

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

Souper Lunch will be held the last Tuesday of each month at noon, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Free. All welcome.

 

  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 IN BARTON

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

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

Tai Chi with instructor George Mckenzie is held Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, call Darlene at 525-4153 or visit www.grecreation.org.

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins, 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call 723-6039 or 723-4922.

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

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

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

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

 

YOGA IN GLOVER

Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Glover Town Hall. Beginners welcome. Under guidance of a certified yoga instructor. $10 per class, 5 classes. $45 sliding scale available. Supports Glover Recreation. For more information and schedule, visit www.moonriseyoga.wix.com/moonriseyoga or call Tina at 626-4759.

 

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. Hours: Monday and Friday, 1–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524. Poetry Writing Workshop: Meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. downstairs at the library. No prior experience required. Novices and seasoned writers welcome. Refreshments.

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. 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. 766-5063. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. New England Character Book Discussion Series: Led by Vt. Humanities Council. On Sundays beginning at 1:30 p.m.: Final discussion on November 20 – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Closed Monday and Wednesday. Story Hours: Tuesdays 10:30–11:30 a.m. Story Time for ages 6-12, Thursdays, 10 a.m. & Story Time for ages 0 to 6, Thursdays 10–11 a.m. Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. Paintings of Cambodia and the Northeast Kingdom by Bill Rogers in the art gallery.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. (802) 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday.

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m. and, during the summer, 7–9 p.m.

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1 Water Street, Orleans. (802) 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. www.randmemoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday 2–6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.–noon; Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10 a.m. Adult book discussion: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 988-4741.

 

  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.

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ARTFUL EYE

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.

 

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.

 

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 13 Mill Street, Hardwick. P.O. Box 960, Hardwick, VT 05843. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members. Exhibit at Clip Joint at 95 Main Street in Hardwick — works by popular GRACE artists Dot Kibbee, Gayleen Aiken, and Merrill Densmore. — Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

        29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. (802) 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Call for hours. Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: the story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. (802) 533-2045 or eve@millersthumbgallery.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. “String Theory,” a new exhibition, on display through November 22. Printmaker Carol MacDonald.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

        109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. info@oldstonehousemuseum.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.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

Located in the Carriage House behind 316 Main Street in downtown Newport. (802) 323-9013. Every Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m., share skills and learn new ones. Bring your own work or learn watercolor techniques with artist Mary Brenner.

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY & SCHOOL

1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. vtarthouse@gmail.com. www.commonplacevt.org or www.vermontarthouse.org. Visit website for current hours. First Friday Art Talks.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org.

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. (802) 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

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

 

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