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ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

Northeast Kingdom Learning Services on 1 Main Street in Newport offers GED preparation, High School Completion Program, Accuplacer preparation, basic computer instruction, learning assessments, and instruction in most academic disciplines. Vermont Adult Diploma Program. Tutoring services at an hourly rate for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. All services are free. Open Monday through Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Fridays except by appointment. For more information, call 334-2839.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN ST. JOHNSBURY

Fridays at 10 a.m. at St. Johnsbury Justice Center on Cherry Street. Open meeting with discussion. Handicap access.

 

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.

 

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.

 

BONE BUILDING CLASSES IN ISLAND POND

RSVP Bone Building classes are being offered twice a week at Island Pond Municipal Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. Starts with a pair of 1-pound ankle weights and light dumbbells, and progressively add weights with the goal of being able to use 5-pounders. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. Classes are free. If interested in joining, call one of the following trainers: Charlene Maxwell at 723-4781, Phyllis Clough at 723-5014, or Miriam Worth at 723-6532.

 

BONE BUILDING/STRONGER LIVING CLASSES IN NEWPORT

A free exercise routine for older adults using weights to maintain bone density and build strength will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Forever Young Club room in the basement of the Newport Municipal Building on Main Street. For more information, call Betty at 766-2995.

 

BREAD & PUPPET THEATER’S PAPIER-MACHE WORKSHOPS IN GLOVER

Bread and Puppet Theater announces a series of papier-mache workshops this spring at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Every Sunday in May from 2 to 5 p.m., the theater will host open workshops for community members who would like to put their feet in the mud and their hands to work. Participants will help create puppets for the 50th anniversary performances this summer. These workshops are free and open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. In case of rain, work will continue under cover. For more information, call 525-3031.

 

CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP FOR ALZHEIMER’S AT NCH

A Caregiver’s Support Group for Alzheimer’s will meet every fourth Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m., at North Country Hospital, Room 221 waiting room, in Newport. For more information, contact Suzi Dix, facilitator, at suzi_dix@sympatico.ca, cell (315) 243-8087, or toll free office (800) 272-3900.

 

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 CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT “EVENINGS OF CHAMBER MUSIC”

Craftsbury Chamber Players will present “Evenings of Chamber Music” each Thursday evening from July 18 to August 22, at 8 p.m., at Hardwick Town House on Church Street. Selections from Handel, Beethoven, Faure, Brahms, Prokofiev, Schumann, and more. Tickets: $25, students $10, children under 12 free. Tickets include admission to an “After Concert Party at the Depot” (located behind the Town House). Food, drinks, and a chance to meet the chamber players after each concert.

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS PRESENT FREE CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN & THEIR FRIENDS

Craftsbury Chamber Players will present Free Mini Concerts for Children and Their Friends Thursdays, July 18 to August 22, at 2 p.m. Concerts on July 18 and 25 will be held at Hardwick Town House on Church Street. Concerts on August 1 and 8 will be held at East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church. Concerts on August 15 and 22 will be held at Greensboro United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. After each mini concert, enjoy ice cream with the chamber players.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

Members of the United Church of Craftsbury 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 3rd 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.

 

DUAL RECOVERY ANONYMOUS MEETING

Dual Recovery Anonymous meets every Monday at noon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. For more information, call 334-5623.

 

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.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IN ISLAND POND

Beginning June 29, Island Pond will begin hosting its annual Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series. Local talent including folk artists and classic rock bands will perform by the town’s lake at Gazebo Park. Concerts are free. Food and artisan vendors will be selling their wares along the perimeter of the park. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m.

 

GALAXY BOOKSHOP’S STORIES & STITCHES BOOK CLUB

Meeting at the bookshop 41 South Main Street in Hardwick on Tuesdays this winter from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Bring knitting or another handcraft project to work on while short stories are read aloud. For more information, call 472-5533 or e-mail galaxybookgals@gmail.com.

 

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 AREA FOOD SHELF BIRTHDAY TREE

Jay Focus Group, a nonprofit organization, in coordination with the Jay Area Food Shelf, serving the towns of Jay, Lowell, North Troy, Troy, and Westfield, are looking for people to buy a birthday gift for a local child. If you’d like to do that, stop by Jay Town Hall, Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., to pick up a birthday card with details of the child’s gender, age, birth date, and gift wish. If you have questions or cannot make it to the town hall, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or teresa.patch@rojas.com.

 

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 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.

 

MOUNTAINTOP OPEN HOUSE — LOWELL MOUNTAINS HIKE

Third Sunday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hike to the top of the Lowell Mountains and view the wind turbine installation. Guides will show you the way and provide information about the project and the mountain before and after turbines. 1 mile hike on steep terrain. Leaves from end of the Bailey Hazen Road in Albany. Call 744-6122 or e-mail mountainoccupiers@gmail.com to RSVP or for information.

 

MUSIC JAM SESSIONS IN NEWPORT

Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice holds a jam session the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. at its office on Lakemont Road in Newport. For all those who love music, regardless of what style or how well a person performs. $3 per person. All proceeds support end-of-life care in the Northeast Kingdom. For more information, call OEVNA at 334-5213.

 

NAMI OF VT (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS – VERMONT) FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP

Meets third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m., on the second floor conference room in North Country Hospital’s Medical Arts Building. For more information, call Chris at 754-2649.

 

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 every Tuesday through the summer for rehearsals beginning June 4, at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. New members are always welcome. The orchestra has the following openings: violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe, and bassoon. For more information or if interested, contact them through the web: www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.

 

NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Summer Concerts in the Park at Gardner Park Gazebo in Newport. Every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., June 20 to August 22. Bring a picnic or snack, and enjoy fun, free old-fashioned band concerts under the stars. In case of rain, concerts are given in the Newport Municipal Building. New players are always welcome, for a single concert or for the season. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby (helpful, but not required). For more information, call Peter Storrings at 334-2456.

 

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/.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM SPINNER’S & QUILTER’S CIRCLES

The Spinner’s Circle has begun its monthly meetings at the Old Stone House Museum’s Samuel Read Hall House on the 3rd Wednesday of each month through October. Both experienced and beginners are welcome. For more information, call Joan Hudson at (802) 673-8856 or the museum at (802) 754-2022.

The Quilter’s Circle will meet on Wednesday, May 22, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum’s Twilight House, across from the Old Stone House Museum, and continue to meet on most 4th Wednesdays of each month through October. Join in hand quilting on a large antique quilting frame. All welcome. For more information, call Joan Hudson at (802) 673-8856 or the museum at (802) 754-2022.

 

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.

 

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.

 

RIVER OF LIFE DAY CAMP

Send one or more children to the River of Life Day Camp, for a day, week, multiple weeks, or all summer to a fun and safe environment that includes swimming, horses, and more. For more information about day camp or any of their overnight camps, visit www.riveroflifecamp.com or call (802) 754-9600.

 

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. Those interested in being a part of an acting company are urged to contact the center for more information. If your group is interested in booking this group, or participating in any way, call Brenda Lowther at 525-4400. This and many other informational programs are sponsored by COVE (Committee of Vermont Elders) and the 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. Starting June 7 at 6 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.

 

TRASH & TREASURERS AND SMALL ANTIQUES SALE IN WESTMORE

Trash and treasures and small antiques sale will take place in Westmore (in the old Town Clerk’s Building across from the Fellowship Hall) every Saturday during the summer starting on Saturday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event supports the Fellowship Hall maintenance and park projects. If you have donations, please drop them off at the Old Town Clerk’s Building on Saturdays or call Carmen at 467-3071.

 

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 Nan French at 525-4954 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.

 

VERMONT QUIT PARTNERS — SMOKING CESSATION SUPPORT GROUP IN NEWPORT

If you are trying to quit smoking, Nancy Rae at North Country Hospital is there to help. For information about quitting and getting free nicotine replacement, contact NCH’s Community Health Office at 334-3208 or 334-3290. Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. most Fridays through June (confirmed dates are 17, 24, and 31; June 7, 14, 21, and 28). No cost for Vermont residents.

 

YOGA OFFERED IN PEACHAM

Gentle Yoga classes will be held in the Kinerson Building at 135 Church Street in Peacham Village from 3 to 4 p.m., beginning Wednesday, May 15, and continuing every Wednesday until July 3. Focus is on stretching and toning muscles for people of all ages and abilities, but is especially suited to people with physical challenges, seniors, or anyone who has not exercised in a while. Sponsored by the AmeriCorps Neighbor to Neighbor program and the Northeastern Vermont Area Agency on Aging. For more information, call Sha’an Mouliert at the Agency on Aging at 748-5192 or via the Senior HelpLine at 1-800-642-5119.

 

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.; 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 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 525-6524. Story Hour: Every Wednesday at 10 a.m.

 

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. 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. Tuesday Story Hour: 10 a.m. Children birth to 6 years. Simple stories, songs, finger plays, craft activities. Thursday Play Group: Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30. For parents, infants, and toddlers. Friday Lego Club for children 4 to 12 years old. Hands-on LEGO fun.

 

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 Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

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. 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. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 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 Time: Thursdays at 10 a.m., for kids of all ages for songs, stories, and crafts. Homeschool Group for ages 5 to 8. Reading, discussion, and craft every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Movie Making Classes: Movie making with photos and videos with Windows Movie Maker. For more information or to register, 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. (and 7–8 p.m. in June, July and August).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

ART HOUSE GALLERY

1376 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. 586-2200. vtarthouse@gmail.com. www.vermontarthouse.com. Hours through May 31: Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.to 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Regular Hours: Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sundays by chance, and always by appointment. Open Group Studio: every other Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. By donation. Open Music Jams: every other Thursday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. By donation. First Friday Art Talks at 6:30 p.m. Exhibit by Ben Barnes of oil paintings capturing still moments in the Vermont landscape runs through May 31.

 

BARTON MUSEUM (PIERCE HOUSE MUSEUM)

Water Street, Barton. Brick Kingdom Park open during daylight hours.

 

BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM

Route 122 (off Rte. 16 and I-91, Exits 24 or 25) in Glover. For more information, visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 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.

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Museum Drive, West Charleston. Open every Wednesday, 2–4 p.m., June 5 through August 28. Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Open House and Yard Sale to benefit the museum. Donations appreciated. For more information, call 723-4833.

 

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.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. (802) 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org/. Spring watercolors and photographs by Jo-Ann Dimick will be on display through May.

 

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.

 

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: Labor of Love created by Vermont Works for Women in collaboration with the Vermont Folklife Center in celebration of Vermont Works for Women’s 25th anniversary. Celebrating 29 Vermont writers. Pairing portraiture and interview excerpts. Showing through May 30.

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Works of area artists, classes, performance. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com. New works and downstairs gallery. Readings the fourth Friday of each month, beginning at 6 p.m. Participate or just listen to people of all ages reading their poems or short stories. For more information, contact Dianne Laplante at laplante@vtlink.net or (802) 334-4035 between 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Last Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All area artists and crafters are invited to an informal gathering to work, exchange ideas and techniques, and great conversation with their peers. No charge and membership is not required.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recapturing a Vanishing Past: New 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, that once sold ladies and gents clothing and home furnishings on the corner of Main and Seymour Lane.

Visit the 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

Intersection of Route 111 and Toad Pond Road. Open Monday 9 a.m.–noon, Wednesday 1–3 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.– noon. Other times by appointment: call (802) 723-5907. Spring Ham Dinner at the Community House on Meade Hill Road on Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m. Menu includes ham, baked beans, coleslaw, cornbread, and gingerbread. Admission at the door will benefit the historical society.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

56 Church Street in Newport Center. (802) 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m. to 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. to 6 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 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. Springtime in the Kingdom, Cut with Sheep Shears is an exhibition of new paper cut images by Carolyn Guest, showing through June 13.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. info@oldstonehousemuseum.org. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum open May 15 to October 15, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Offering guided tours of the museum, a 4-story, 30-room granite building, once used as a dormitory for Orleans County Grammar School, and today houses the collections of the Orleans County Historical Society. The site also includes the Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center, the Lawrence Barn containing an agricultural exhibit, a blacksmith shop, and most recently a new barn containing a farm history exhibit — a Grand Opening of the exhibit will be on June 15 during the Antique Engine Show, which will also include a barbecue and blue grass jam. Old Stone House Day is on Sunday, August 11, with museum open house, traditional skills, food, live music, crafts, and more.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. Exhibit by Debi Gobin of Landscape Paintings in oil. Showing from May 13 to June 17.

 

P.J. HAMMOND ART GALLERY

3802 Lake Road, Newport Center. First exhibition in Iceland and then in many other places. 5 trips to Alaska and all places in between, 3 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, Fair Trade uniquities, and gifts from the Danforth collection.

 

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 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 MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Rd. (Rte. 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Claire Dolan: (802) 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. Sunday, June 2, from 3–6 p.m.: Opening of its new exhibition: Draw the Line and Make Your Point: The Pencil and the 21st Century.

 

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.

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild announces that the “Photo Fun — The World Around Us” contest photos for youth through age 18 are ready to view. All photos are on display at the Rand Memorial Library at 160 Railroad Avenue in North Troy through May 24 (visit www.randmemoriallibrary.org for library hours). Stop in and place your vote for People’s Choice (www.woodenhorsearts.com and click on “Photo Fun Contest.”

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED & TIME LIMITED ONGOING EVENTS

 

RELAY FOR LIFE OF NEK AT NCUHS IN NEWPORT

The Northeast Kingdom Relay for Life will take place Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 at North Country Union High School track in Newport beginning at 5 p.m. on June 29. Register online at www.relayforlife.org/northeastkingdomvt. Volunteers are needed for the day of relay. If you are interested or have questions, contact Relay for Life at kingdomrelay@yahoo.com or donna.decatur@cancer.org, call (802) 872-6307, or find it on Facebook at Northeast Kingdom Relay for Life.

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE 5K RUN & WALK IN WESTMORE

The Willoughby Lake 5K Run and Walk will be held Sunday, June 30, at 11 a.m. starting from the Westmore Community Church. Pre-registration $12, on day of race, $15. For more information and registration, call 525-3689. To benefit Westmore Ladies Aid Scholarship Fund.

 

CRAFTERS, VENDORS & FLEA MARKETEERS WANTED FOR WESTMORE DAY

Come sell your wares on Westmore Day, July 6, from 11 a.m. till late afternoon at Willoughby Lakeshore Park on Route 5A. Make your reservation now. Coordinate with Mark Stevens at 754-6585 or Gail Brown at 525-4179. $20 fee for your own table or booth. Featuring sugar-on-snow, hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, a one-day raffle with over two dozen items. Tickets drawn at 3 p.m. Old-fashioned games for children starting at 11:30 a.m. and hours of upbeat music. Proceeds will support Westmore Community Projects and charities.

 

VFT CAMP REGISTRATIONS REQUESTED

June 24 to 28: Westmore Fellowship Hall. For all ages. Oliver Twist (scholarships for Westmore residents). 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

July 29 to August 2: Irasburg Town Hall. For all ages. Taking a look at the Sound of Music and its relationship with Vermont. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

August 5 to 9: Orleans Municipal Building. For ages 4 to 8. This very special music camp is very popular for campers and staff. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

August 12 to 17: Orleans Municipal Building. Advance Musical Theatre Performance Camp. Join the staff and apprentices on stage for two fantastic shows (permission of director to be in this camp). 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Best camp value in the area — check out website http://vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or call Karen at 754-2187 for more information and to register. Camps also available during July in Hyde Park, Eden, and Johnson.

 

TIME TRAVELERS DAY CAMP AT OLD STONE HOUSE

This year’s Old Stone House Time Travelers Day Camp in Brownington, for children 8 to 12 years old, will be held from July 29 to August 2. To register or for more information, call the museum at (802) 754-2022.

 

SIGN UP FOR SWIMMING LESSONS IN JAY

Swimming lessons will be given in Jay at the Jay Village Inn as follows: Monday through Friday, June 24 through July 5 (no lessons July 4). 8:30-9:15 a.m. Levels 1 & 3; 9:30-10:15 a.m. Levels 1 & 3; 10:30-11:15 a.m. Level 2. You must pre-register. There is limited space available on first-come, first-serve basis. Call Sally Rivard at 988-4786.

 

FREE DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

The NCSU Childhood Programs offer free developmental screenings for preschool children ages 3 to 5 to families in Brighton, Morgan, Holland, Charleston, Coventry, Derby, Newport, Newport Center, Troy, North Troy, Jay, Westfield, and Lowell. This screening is available for children who will be 3 by September 1, 2013. For details and to request a screening appointment, call 334-5704, extension 1.

 

GLOVER PIONEER DAY CAMP REGISTRATION

Register online at gloverpioneercamp.org for Glover Pioneer Day Camp from June 24 to 28 for kids in grades 1-8. Counselor positions available for adults interested in archaeology and Glover history. For more information, call Betsy at 525-4051.

 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR AQUAFEST STREET FESTIVAL IN NEWPORT

Vermont’s North Country Chamber is now accepting vendor applications for the Aquafest Street Festival on Saturday, July 6, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., in downtown Newport. Artists, crafters, food, farmers market, businesses, and entertainment. $30 for 20’x15’ space with electric (110v) hookup; bring your own tent, table, and chairs. To register, contact Lynne Bertrand at 334-7782 or e-mail director@vtnorthcountry.org.

 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR WESTMORE FARMERS MARKET

Vendors are needed for Westmore Farmers Market to be held every Monday from 1 to 5 p.m., June 3 to August 26. Call Mark at 754-6585 or Gail at 525-4179.

 

“VIBRANCY OF PASTEL WORKSHOP” AT WHAG IN NORTH TROY

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild (WHAG) will present “Vibrancy of Pastel Workshop” with Carol Boucher, fine artist-teacher. This one-day workshop will take place at the Poulin Building, 160 Railroad Street in North Troy, on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In this class you will learn how to create archival, primed and sanded pastel boards. Time will be spent creating art — from imagination/memory and from your own favorite photos (please bring). Though oil pastels are preferred, some time will be spent using chalk pastels (dry pastels). Ms. Boucher will demonstrate techniques and will provide one-on-one attention in this special workshop. Please bring your own oil pastels and/or chalk pastels and paper or pastel boards. Some materials provided. Reserve now! Call (802) 988-4300 for more information and visit www.woodenhorsearts.com to print the application.

 

VOLUNTEERS & ENTERTAINERS NEEDED FOR DERBY LINE COMMUNITY DAY

Derby Line Community Day (August 10) is looking for nonmusical entertainment and for volunteers to help organize the event. If you are interested in volunteering or have suggestions for nonmusical entertainment, contact Bethany at 873-3028 or myersbethany@hotmail.com.

 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR JAY SUMMER FEST

Vendors are needed for the 6th annual Jay Summer Fest on Saturday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in downtown Jay. Artists, crafts, food, farmers market, flea market, businesses, music, entertainment, animals. Set up day of event from 7 to 9 a.m. $25 for 12’x12’ area, bring your own tent, awning, table, and chairs. Registration deadline is July 17. Register at www.jayvt.com or call Peggy at 988-4706 or (802) 343-5687. Sponsored by Jay Focus Group.

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