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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4
NCUHS WINTER DANCE & DRAMA CONCERT IN NEWPORT
North Country Union High School will present the annual Winter Dance and Drama Concert on Wednesday, December 4, at 7 p.m., in the high school auditorium. One-act comedy, Jack, the Beanstalk, and Social Services, hip-hop dances, and senior projects. Tickets available at the door.
SCREENING OF FREEDOM & UNITY IN NEWPORT
A film series documenting the state’s rich history and culture, Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie, is being shown in Newport. On Wednesday, December 4, part 5 will be shown at 5:30 p.m. and part 6 will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Gateway Center in Newport. For more information on this project, visit www.thevermontermovie.com.
REEVE LINDBERGH TO GIVE TALK AT GOODRICH LIBRARY IN NEWPORT
Vermont author Reeve Lindbergh will discuss the diaries and letters of her mother, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. The talk, “Rowing Against Wind and Tide: The Journals and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at (802) 334-7902 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at (802) 262-2626 or email@example.com, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6
TRIVIA NIGHT AT NORTH COUNTRY CAREER CENTER
The North Country Union High School AP U.S. History Class will host a trivia night on Friday, December 6, at 7 p.m. as a fund-raiser for their trip to Washington, D.C., in April. The event will be held in the North Country Career Center assembly room (room 380). Cost is $10 per person or $40 for team of five. Prizes and refreshments. For more information, contact Tyler Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 334-7921, extension 3608.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS ARTS & CRAFTS
Holiday Happenings Arts and Crafts will be held on Friday, December 6, from noon to 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Historic Bank Building on Mill Street (formerly Galaxy Bookshop) in Hardwick, featuring pottery, jewelry, preserves, bath and body lotions, maple products, fashion accessories, poinsettias, and other fine crafts by local artisans. Sponsored by the Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
ARTISANS CHRISTMAS SALE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites you to its Artisans Christmas Sale on Friday, December 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 783 Vance Hill in Newport Center. This is a one day only event to see works of the talented artists and craftsmen of the Wooden Horse Arts Guild. Don’t miss Food As Art, which benefits the Camilla Mead Arts Scholarship Fund. A reminder: The deadline for the current Scholarship round is December 15. Visit www.woodenhorsearts.com.
NORTHSONG WINTER CONCERT IN BARTON
Northsong, a chamber choir directed by Anne K. Hamilton, with Vivian Spates, accompanist, will perform “Nanie” by Brahms and “Magnificat” by Cecelia McDowall, plus a selection of other seasonal songs on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m., at Barton United Church. There will also be a concert on Sunday, December 8, at 4 p.m., at Newport United Church on Third Street. Donation: $5. For details, visit www.northsong.org or call (802) 895-4942.
HOLIDAY CELEBRATION IN JAY
An annual Holiday Gathering, Tree Lighting, Caroling, and Santa visit will take place on Friday, December 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. Outdoor event. Jay Town Hall. Hot cocoa, cookies, and candy canes. Please bring a donation of nonperishable food item or winter clothing for Jay Area Food Shelf.
WILD GAME DINNER IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON
The Craftsbury Academy sophomore class of 2016 is hosting a Wild Game Dinner at the Church in Craftsbury Common on Friday, December 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. By donation. Also silent auction with all money going to the class of 2016.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7
MOONLIGHT MADNESS HOLIDAY SHOPPING FAIR IN BARTON
The 15th annual Moonlight Madness Holiday Shopping Fair will be held at Barton Graded School gym on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Santa and his helpers will be there for photographs with children and the young at heart from 1 to 3 p.m. Local vendors will offer a wide variety of craft and food items, and lunch will be available for purchase. The day will culminate in a raffle of locally made gifts. The school is handicapped accessible. For more information, visit www.moonlightmadness.info or call (802) 525-0084.
ELKS HOOP SHOOT AT NCUHS
The Elks Hoop Shoot will be held at North Country Union High School on Saturday, December 7. 8- to 9-year old girls and boys will shoot at 8:30 a.m. with registration at 8:15 a.m.; 10- to 11-year old girls and boys will shoot at 9:30 a.m. with registration at 9:15 a.m.; 12- to 13-year old girls and boys will shoot at 10:30 a.m. with registration at 10:15 a.m. Eligibility is determined by the age that the contestant will be on April 1, 2014. Winners from the local contest will advance to the district competition January 4, 2014, at NCUHS, starting at 10 a.m., and shoot against contestants from St. Albans, St. Johnsbury, and Burlington. All local schools should have had their competitions by now. If your school did not have a shoot or your child is homeschooled, give Steve Edgerley a call at 334-6912 for more information.
HOLIDAY MARKET AT THE ART HOUSE IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON
The Art House presents the 2nd annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Craftsbury Academy gym and The Art House at 1376 North Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury Common. Many local artisan vendors, live music including Granite Junction at 1 p.m., and local foods. For more information, visit www.vermontarthouse.com or www.facebook.com/vermontarthouse.
ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CELEBRATION AT GOODRICH LIBRARY
Goodrich Memorial Library’s 9th annual Tree Lighting and Open House, featuring the United Church of Newport’s Handbell Choir and Chorus, will be held on Saturday, December 7, at 2 p.m. Hot chocolate and cookies. Free and open to all. Handicapped accessible. For more information, call 334-7902.
BENEFIT CRAFT SHOW FOR ORLEANS FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION
A Craft Fair to benefit the Orleans Firemen’s Association will be held Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Orleans Municipal Building. Bake Sale. Soup and sandwiches will be available for purchase. Santa will arrive by fire truck at 1 p.m.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA RECITAL OF SOLOISTS
The Newport Area Community Orchestra is sponsoring a recital of soloists from the orchestra on Saturday, December 7, at 3 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. For more information, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.
OCSU WINTER CONCERT
The Orleans Central Supervisory Union Instrumental and Vocal music programs will present their annual Winter Concert on Saturday, December 7, at 2 p.m., at Lake Region Union High School in Orleans. For more information, call Sara Doncaster, music director, at 754-6521, extension 219.
EMILY NYMAN AT WOODKNOT BOOKSHOP
Emily Nyman returns to the Woodknot Bookshop & Turner’s Café in Newport on Saturday, December 7, from 1-2 p.m. Enjoy the holiday festivities on Main Street and then relax as Ms. Nyman performs her eclectic mix of folk, classic rock, country, originals, and some holiday favorites.
“THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER” IN BARTON
Vermont Family Theatre will present the hilarious Christmas tale, based on the book and movie written by Barbara Robinson, called “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” at the Barton Memorial Building in Barton on Saturday, December 7, at 7 p.m., and again on Sunday, December 8, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Tickets will be sold at the box office and reservations can be made online at vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com.
HOLIDAY PAPER CRAFTS WORKSHOP IN NEWPORT
MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport will hold a Holiday Paper Crafts Workshop, December 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., for children 8 and up. Free, all supplies included. For more information, visit website at www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com. 158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966.
HOLIDAY TEA & BAZAAR AT BARTON UNITED CHURCH
On Saturday, December 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., a Holiday Tea & Bazaar will be held at Barton United Church. Baked goods, candy, cookie walk, crafts, Christmas decorations, fresh greens arrangements, shoebox raffle, tea, Silver Bell Punch and delicious treats served throughout the afternoon.
CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT
A Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday, December 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Attic treasures, baked goods, jewelry, household items.
SANTA PARADE IN NEWPORT
Newport will hold a Santa Parade on Saturday, December 7 and area organizations, clubs, musical groups, and businesses are invited to participate. Anyone who wants to be in the parade is welcome. It will organize in Gardner Park at 10 a.m. and kick off at 11 a.m., traveling down the Causeway to Main Street and to the Gateway Center parking lot. The parade will start off with the Santa Run of dozens of suited Santas. Santa Parade registration forms are available at The Newport Daily Express, the North Country Chamber of Commerce, at radio station MOO-92 and online at NewportSantaFestival.com, or can be requested by e-mail at NewportSantaFestival@gmail.com.
WILD GAME & CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN GREENSBORO BEND
An annual Wild Game and Chicken Pie Supper will be held Saturday, December 7, at the United Methodist Church in Greensboro Bend. Serving from 5 p.m. until all are served. $15 for adults; $7.50 for children ages 5 to 12; under 5 free.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & GRAND OPENING OF THRIFT SHOP IN HARDWICK
The United Church of Hardwick will hold its Christmas Bazaar and the Grand Opening of its new Angel Outfitters Thrift Shop on Saturday, December 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by the church on South Main Street. Holiday tables will line the dining hall filled with homemade gifts, Christmas candy, silent auction items, and fresh baked goodies. Downstairs are rooms that will be filled with new and used clothing, shoes, and boots.
BURKLYN ARTS HOLIDAY MARKET IN ST. JOHNSBURY
The 44th annual Burklyn Arts Holiday Market will return to St. Johnsbury (257 Western Avenue) on Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Besides juried Vermont artists and craftspeople, there will be seasonal entertainment, homemade lunches served daily, huge raffle, cookie sale, children’s activities. All proceeds to benefit Burklyn Arts Council Arts-In-Our-Schools Program. For more information, visit www.burklynarts.org.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
GLOVER JAM SESSION
A Glover Jam Session will be held Sunday, December 8, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Glover Town Hall. To benefit Glover Community Church Steeple Fund.
MEMORY TREE AT GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH
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 8, at 11 a.m., in fron of the church. All welcome.
A CELEBRATION OF THE SEASON AT LSC
A Celebration of the Season, featuring Lyndon State College Community Chorus and Northeast Kingdom Community Orchestra, will be held Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m. at Lyndon State College’s Alexander Twilight Theatre.
NORTHSONG WINTER CONCERT IN NEWPORT
Northsong, a chamber choir directed by Anne K. Hamilton, with Vivian Spates, accompanist, will perform “Nanie” by Brahms and “Magnificat” by Cecelia McDowall, plus a selection of other seasonal songs on Sunday, December 8, at 4 p.m., at Newport United Church on Third Street. There will also be a concert at Barton United Church on Friday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m., at Barton United Church. Donation: $5. For details, visit www.northsong.org or call (802) 895-4942.
BUY LOCAL HOLIDAY MARKET AT LOWELL SCHOOL
The Buy Local Holiday Market at Lowell Graded School will be open on Sunday, December 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Unique items and holiday gifts from local vendors selling pottery, fine art, jewelry, scarves, local food, and antiques. The event is free and open to all. For more information, call Katherine Sims at (802) 673-7376 or e-mail Katherine.email@example.com.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9
MEAT PIE DINNER AT LRUHS IN ORLEANS
There will be a meat pie (or vegetable quiche) dinner on Monday, December 9, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Lake Region Union High School cafeteria (immediately preceding the holiday concert). In addition to the meat pies/quiche, there will be a vegetable, apple crisp, and cider. Proceeds support the LRUHS France trip 2014. For more information or to reserve, call 754-2500, extension 213.
WINTER CONCERT AT LRUHS IN ORLEANS
The Lake Region Union High School Winter Concert will take place on Monday, December 9, at 7 p.m., featuring the LR concert band, jazz band, chorus, and select chorus playing a variety of seasonal musical selections.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION & TRAINING SESSIONS AT REINING HOPE IN MORGAN
Reining Hope, a boarding and therapeutic riding stable, will hold Volunteer Orientation and Training Sessions on Tuesday, December 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. These events are free to individuals who are interested in volunteering at Reining Hope stables located at 574 Sunset Drive in Morgan. No horse experience is necessary — you will be trained. To register for one of these volunteer training sessions, contact Kristin Mason at (802) 895-9166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11
KINDERMUSIK FUND-RAISER IN NEWPORT
There will be a Kindermusik Fund-raiser on Wednesday, December 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Atelier Art Studio in Newport to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, for children ages newborn to five (with adult). Price is $10 per child, $5 for additional child of the same family. Limited to ten children. There will be singing and dancing to holiday music. Another fund-raiser will be held on December 14 at the Wellness Center. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Medora Jensen at 895-4899, or e-mail: email@example.com.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
QNEK PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROL RADIO PLAY AT CATAMOUNT ARTS IN ST. JOHNSBURY
QNEK Productions will present A Christmas Carol Radio Play at Catamount Arts Center on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury, on Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Susan-Lynn Johns. A benefit for the QNEK College Scholarship Fund. Advance tickets $10, $12 at the door. Reserve by e-mail at www.qnek.com or reserve and charge online or by phone at www.catamountarts.org or (888) 757-5559.
HOLIDAY COOKIE “FARE” AT UNITED CHURCH OF NEWPORT
The annual Holiday Cookie “Fare” will be held at the United Church of Newport on Third Street, on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. until sold out. Over 80 kinds of fancy and holiday cookies will be featured. Sponsored by the Friendship Circle.
AUDUBON CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT AT NORTHWOODS
Join the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginners are welcome. Potluck to follow. Free event. Registration required. To register and for more information, call Maria Young at (802) 723-6551, extension 115, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY FORUM IN NEWPORT ON “STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND BIKE PATHS”
A Community Forum, “Streets, Sidewalks and Bike Paths Taking YOU Where You Want to Go,” will be held Saturday, December 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Emory Hebard State Office Building, Room 250, on Main Street in Newport. For more information, e-mail Beth Barnes at email@example.com.
KINDERMUSIK FUND-RAISER IN NEWPORT
There will be a Kindermusik Fund-raiser on Saturday, December 14, at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Wellness Center in Newport to benefit the North Country Hospital Oncology Fund, for children ages newborn to five (with adult). Price is $10 per child, $5 for additional child of the same family. Limited to ten children. There will be singing and dancing to holiday music. Another fund-raiser will be held on December 14 at the Wellness Center. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Medora Jensen at 895-4899, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISLAND POND BIRD COUNT
Participate in the longest run Citizen Science survey in the world, the 114th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count! Tens of thousands of birding enthusiasts throughout the Americas volunteer each year, collecting data that Audubon in turn uses to assess the health of bird populations, and help guide conservation action. Check out Audubon.org for more details. On Saturday, December 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., join in the Island Pond count. Potluck to follow. Contact NorthWoods Stewardship Center at 723-6551, extension 115, for more information and to register.
KINGDOM COFFEEHOUSE: MUSIC OF THE MOONLIGHT
A winter evening not to miss on Saturday, December 14, at 7 p.m. at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston! Enjoy old-time Americana, bluegrass and country, mixed with original and traditional jazz, reaching south to Appalachia and east to the British Isles. Jim Daniels on banjo and guitar, Jeanne Segretto Miller on fiddle, and Fran on bass will blend vocal and acoustic harmonies, keeping the lodge warm and rosy for spectators and dancers alike. The door fee is $10, refreshments are included. No registration required. Contact NorthWoods Stewardship Center at 723-6551, extension 115, for more information.
GRACE ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & ART SALE
GRACE (Grass Roots Art & Community Effort) will be holding its annual Holiday Open House and Art Sale on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be hot and cold beverages, holiday cookies, and fabulous art sales. GRACE is located in the old firehouse at 59 Mill Street in Hardwick. For additional information, contact GRACE@vtlink.net or call 472-6857.
LEWIS FRANCO AT THE MUSIC BOX
On Saturday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m., The Music Box in Craftsbury will feature Lewis Franco and the Missing Cats with the Brown-eyed Girls. Mandolin, guitar, bass, harmonies, acoustic jazz, blues, and ballads. For more information on the performance, visit www.lewisfranco.com, or The Music Box at 586-7533 or www.themusicboxvt.org.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR IN NEWPORT
Gardner Park’s Restoration Holiday Bazaar event is being held on Saturday, December 14, at the Newport Municipal Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lots of activities for everyone, including a holiday craft for children, a bake sale, refreshments, raffles, and even holiday story time followed by a guest appearance from Santa from noon until 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the efforts to upgrade Gardner Park’s playground.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR IN IRASBURG
Irasburg’s tenth annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Irasburg Town Hall will be held on Saturday, December 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several new vendors with beautiful handcrafted gift items, as well as baked goods, candy, maple products, and more. Lunch available and handicapped accessible.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15
CONCERT AT HOLLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH
On Sunday, December 15, at 6 p.m., Holland Community Church (formerly known as Holland United Methodist Church) will host a Christmas Concert featuring September Rain. This group is well known in the area for their original and contemporary Christian music. All are welcome. Refreshments will follow the performance.
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE IN DERBY LINE
Dances of Universal Peace will be held on Sunday, December 15, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the Hall of the First Parish Universalist Church in Derby Line. No experience necessary. All dances will be taught. For more information, call Heather Webster at (802) 895-4341.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP IN CRAFTSBURY
The United Church of Craftsbury will hold a Children’s Christmas Workshop on Sunday, December 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Make, take, decorate, and give a variety of Christmas crafts. Free and open to all young at heart. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 586-8028 or visit www.unitedchurchofcraftsbury.com.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE IN IRASBURG
Agape Ministries, Inc., KAT’S Miracle Wings, is having a Christmas Open House at 3214 Creek Road in Irasburg, on Sundays, December 15 and 22, from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, December 21, from 1 to 8 p.m. Come and enjoy over 200 village houses and 10 Christmas trees, along with hot chocolate and cookies. Call 755-9999 for directions.
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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 presently held in Lyndonville, Orleans, West Burke, East Charleston, Barton, Island Pond, Westmore, and East Burke. For more information including times and location, please call AA at (802) 334-1213 or toll free at 1-877-334-1213. 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 NEWPORT
Tuesdays at 7:30, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish house on Second Street in Newport. Step meeting. Open to anyone interested. Discussion.
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT
Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome. For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail email@example.com.
AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS
First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS
Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.
AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT
The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.
BENEFIT BINGO IN MONTGOMERY CENTER
Bingo at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242 in Montgomery Center every Friday evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. Quickies at 6:30 p.m., regular and special games at 7 p.m. Paper cards. Progressive jackpot, raffles, lunch, freebies, fun for all.
CODA — CODEPENDENTS ANONYMOUS — 12 STEP MEETING
Meetings at 6 p.m. on second and fourth Fridays of each month at the Church of God, 295 Crawford Road, in Derby.
COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT
A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.
CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD
Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS
Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.
DERBY SENIOR MEAL AT ELKS CLUB
Derby Senior Meal will be held at the Elks Club on the Newport–Derby Road in Derby every second Thursday of the month at noon. By donation. For more information, call Jenny or Lallie at the Area Agency on Aging at (800) 642-5119.
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.
FREE ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER CLASSES IN JAY
Free one-on-one computer classes will be held by appointment only at Jay Town Hall. Learn or refresh computer skills in Excel, Word, Publishing, social media, digital imaging, website setup, tax preparation, anti-virus & backup, and more. Laptops will be provided or bring your own. Experts will be there to help you update your knowledge and skills. Open to all area residents and businesses. Call GeeGee at 988-4015. Sponsored by Jay Focus Group, part of the e-Vermont grant awarded to the towns of Jay and Westfield.
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.
JAM SESSION IN WESTFIELD
A Jam Session will be held at the Westfield Community Center every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. $3 donation at the door with proceeds to benefit the Westfield Playground Project. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.
JAY TUESDAY LITE LUNCH & SOCIAL GATHERING
For Jay area residents on Tuesdays (with some exceptions) at Jay Community Center, Jay Town Hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with a light lunch of soup, sandwiches, dessert, and beverage at noon, with time to socialize — play cards, work on a puzzle, or browse through the lending library. Other activities may include health checks and entertainment. Doors close at 4 p.m. Donation of $2 for 60+, $4 for all other ages. Reservations are appreciated: call Kathy at 744-2399 or Peggy at 988-4706, or visit www.jayvt.com.
JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES
RSVP Bone Builders Balance & Strengthening classes are being offered twice a week through RSVP volunteers: at Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and at Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. For more information, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or 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 MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE
The Newport Area Community Orchestra meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. New members are always welcome. Currently in need of more string players, oboe, bassoon, trumpet and trombone. If interested, contact the orchestra through the website: www.newportareacommunityorchestra.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/.
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.
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 & NEKCA BARTON EARLY HEAD START PLAYGROUP
130 Kinsey Road, Barton. Fridays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Central Orleans Family Education Center. For more information, call 525-6253.
RCT ISLAND POND ROUTE
The RCT Island Pond route is a FREE route that operates between Island Pond and Newport. The route runs through Morgan on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, and through Charleston on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Please call 1-877-213-6402 or 1-802-535-3354 for more information.
RCT LOWELL MOUNTAIN SHOPPER ROUTE
The Lowell Mountain Shopper is a FREE route that runs from Westfield Community Center to Lowell, Irasburg, Coventry, and Newport the first and third Thursdays of each month. Please call 1-877-213-6402 or 1-802-535-3354 for more information.
RCT NORTHERN LIGHTS ROUTE
The RCT Northern Lights is a FREE route that runs from North Troy, Newport Center, and Newport the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Please call 1-877-213-6402 or 1-802-535-3354 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.
ST. ISIDORE’S PARISH BINGO
St. Isidore’s Parish (Route 242, Montgomery Center) Bingo every Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. Progressive jackpot, lunch, raffle, paper sheets.
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
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Glover Town Hall, Sundays at 11 a.m. (next on 12/15). All levels class, drop-ins and beginners welcome. Relieve stress, recover from injuries, develop concentration, balance, and build strength under the guidance of certified hatha yoga instructor Tina Ghantous. $10 per class, no one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds benefit Glover Recreation. For more information and schedule, visit the Glover Recreation website at www.grecreation.org, call Tina directly at 626-4759, or check out “Moon Rise Yoga” on Facebook.
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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY
Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 755-6127.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Church Street, Barton. Hours: Monday and Friday, 1–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524.
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
Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. email@example.com. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday Story Time: 10–11 a.m., birth to 5 years. Wednesdays: Homeschool group, 5-13 years old, 10 a.m.–noon. Fridays 10–11 a.m. Preschool Exploration. 3 to 6 years. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4 p.m. Dungeons and Dragons: Fridays, 5–8 p.m. Book Sale: Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.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. Free Computer Help: every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. For more information, call 525-6524 or 525-4365. 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.
Saturday, December 7, at 2 p.m.: 9th annual Tree Lighting and Open House, featuring the United Church of Newport’s Handbell Choir and Chorus. December 4, at 7 p.m.: Reeve Lindbergh giving talk, “Rowing Against Wind and Tide: The Journals and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the library or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at (802) 262-2626 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. 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., Homeschool Group; Thursdays 10–11 a.m., storytime for ages 0 to 6. Also Book Discussions and Young People’s Programs. Hill Family Legacy & Photo Exhibit: Faces of Our Town: Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to noon. For more information, call librarian Mary Metcalf at 533-2531.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY
93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club Just for Fun. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Nancy at 873-3022, visit www.haskellopera.org, or find them on Facebook.
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. Hours: Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon and 2–5 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. (802) 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. www.randmemoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday 2–6 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2:30–6:30 p.m., Thursday, 9 a.m.–noon; Friday, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Every Friday at 10 a.m. Adult book discussion: Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 988-4741.
ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Story Time (Acorn Club): Fridays at 10:30 a.m., ages 0 to 6, children’s Library. First Wednesday Series. Scrabble Club: First Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery.
ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS
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ADRIEN “YELLOW” ART STUDIO
Lower level of Newport Natural, 194 Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. For commission of artwork paintings, call (802) 272-8179 for appointment.
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.
BARTON (PIERCE HOUSE) MUSEUM
Water Street, Barton. The Crystal Lake Falls Historic District (also known as the Brick Kingdom) is closed for the season. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on August 7, 1994.
BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM
The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route 122 (off Rte. 16 and I-91, Exits 24 or 25) in Glover. www.breadandpuppet.org. Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. Donations appreciated. Woodshed Gallery: For more information about the gallery and Bread and Puppet, call curator Sam Wilson at (802) 525-3031.
BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY
At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. 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.
CLAIRE’S RESTAURANT EXHIBITION
41 South Main Street, Hardwick. 472-7053. The Second Tuesday Art Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month to view new work and participate in discussions. Exhibiting the photographs of Kent Shaw, featuring scenes of Morrisville, Elmore, and Hardwick. All welcome. Showing until January 20.
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. 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. Exhibition by five women artists from the GRACE collection: Gayleen Aiken, Berta Diller, Huddee Herrick, Dot Kibbee, and Phyllis Putvain. 27 pieces are included exploring a variety of media. The public is invited. The exhibition will continue through January 14. Annual Holiday Open House and Art Sale on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot and cold beverages, holiday cookies, and fabulous art sales.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Hill Family Legacy & Photo Exhibit: Faces of Our Town. Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m.– 1 p.m. and Saturday from 10–noon.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Over 40 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work for sale in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, musical performances, and classes for adults and children. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended holiday hours the week before Christmas. Holiday Paper Crafts Workshop, December 7, 1 to 3 p.m. For children 8 and up. Free, all supplies included. QNEK “Christmas Carol,” December 13, 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit website at www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT
Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Recapturing a Vanishing Past: Exhibit of changes on Main Street and along the waterfront that include before and after photos of the demolition of buildings that once stood where the state office building stands today, to the last day on December 17, 1996, when the Gilman Block (built 1863) came down.
Museum exhibit on Abenaki Culture Time Line of the Native American presence and history along with an exhibit depicting the village of Newport and surrounding towns on Lake Memphremagog in the corridors of the state office building.
MORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Corner of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road. (802) 723-5907. Closed until July 2014.
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 FOODS 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. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open daily, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. email@example.com. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum CLOSED for guided tours until May 15. Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop open year-round, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. Exhibit by Elinor Osborn: Winter: photographs. Showing till December 16.
P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY
3802 Lake Road, Newport Center. First exhibition in Iceland and then in many other places. Five trips to Alaska and all places in between, three to Newfoundland, also Egypt and Virgin Islands. Acrylics, watercolors, mixed mediums. Realistic to inspirational. Book: Traveling with Wildflowers from Newfoundland to Alaska. Please call 334-2685 to be sure not to miss the artist.
ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY
287 East Main Street, Newport. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Featuring wood carvings by Al Diem, scenic and nature photography by Robert Lyons and Gustav Verderber, Bella Doni Pottery, Edgewater Jewelry, original art by John Rowe, Elry Maze, Deb Cowan, Pat Lipinsky.
ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.
THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER
Located in the Carriage House on 316 Main Street (across from the Family Dollar) in Newport. Opening reception of Surreal on Saturday, December 7, at 6 p.m. when Bradleigh Stockwell’s “Coquelicot,” a short film, will be premiered. Exhibition continues through January 31, 2014.
THE ART HOUSE GALLERY & SCHOOL
1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. (802) 586-2200. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.commonplacevt.org or www.vermontarthouse.com. Visit website for current hours. 2nd annual Holiday Market on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Craftsbury Academy gym and The Art House.
THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Claire Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org.
WHITE WATER GALLERY
East Hardwick Village on the corner of Main St. and 5 River St. by the bridge. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.
WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)
P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. 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. We will draw the 50-50 Cash Scholarship raffle that was started in August. Tickets for the raffle are available at the sale until 3 p.m.
REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS
JAY AREA FOOD SHELF CHRISTMAS GIFT TREE
Jay Focus Group, a nonprofit organization, in coordination with Jay Area Food Shelf, serving the towns of Jay, Lowell, North Troy, Troy, and Westfield, are looking for people to buy a Christmas gift for a local child. If you’d like to do that, stop by Jay Town Hall, Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., to pick up a stocking card with details of the child’s gender, age, and gift wish. If you have questions or cannot make it to the town hall, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION & TRAINING SESSIONS AT REINING HOPE IN MORGAN
Reining Hope, a boarding and therapeutic riding stable, will hold a Volunteer Orientation and Training Session on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. These events are free to individuals who are interested in volunteering at Reining Hope stables located at 574 Sunset Drive in Morgan. No horse experience is necessary — you will be trained. To register for one of these volunteer training sessions, contact Kristin Mason at (802) 895-9166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOTTLE DRIVE TO BENEFIT GLOVER 8th GRADE TRIP TO NYC
A school year-long Bottle Drive is being held to benefit the Glover eighth-grade spring trip to NYC. Please drop off your returnables from now until May at Currier’s Market and label them “Glover 8th Grade.” For more information, contact Cleo at Cleopatra@glovervillage.com.
AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHERS WANTED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB
If you are interested in joining a monthly amateur photography club, call Casey at (802) 873-5062. The idea is to share photography with slide shows, to name a theme for the month, and just enjoy the wonderful opportunities for a field trip around the Northeast Kingdom and beyond.
BARTON SENIOR CENTER SPONSORING WEEKLONG TRIP
The Barton Senior Center will sponsor a seven day, six night trip on June 8 to 14, 2014, to Mackinac Island, Michigan. Ten meals are included and admission to Soo Locks, Sault Sainte Marie, Mackinaw Crossings, Colonial Michilimackinac, and gaming at Kewadin Sault Casino. Lodging is included for four nights on the island, which is reached by ferry and only mode of transportation is horse and carriage. Price for this adventure is $609 — $75 is due on signing and the remainder by April 2, 2014. For more information, call Brenda Lowther at 525-4400.