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To qualify, events must be a benefit, not for profit, or free to attend to be listed at no charge. Events are also listed online at www.bartonchronicle.com/events.

Wednesday, October 23

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE FALL LECTURE SEASON

The Osher Lifelong learning Institute continues its 2019 fall lecture season on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., at the Hebard State Office building, 100 Main Street, downtown Newport, in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Free parking, handicapped accessible. Small entry fee. Refreshments. This week’s topic is “The Standing Stones of the Desert,” presented by Dr. Robert Chadwick. For more information www.learn.uvm.edu/osher, or call Suzi at (802) 673-9499.

Christmas Pageant Auditions in Greensboro

The Highland Center for the Arts will hold auditions for the community holiday performance on Wednesday, October 23, or Thursday October 24.  Children auditions are from 4 to 5:30 p.m., older children and adult auditions are from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Second cut is on October 27. Scripts are provided, young children may ad lib.  For more information, visit highlandartsvt.org for audition form and rehearsal calendar, or call Morgan Irons at 223-7044, or email [email protected]

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24

HOSPITAL AUXILIARY ANNUAL MEETING AND LUNCHEON

At noon on Thursday, October 24, Lago Trattoria, 95 Main Street, Newport, will host the North Country Hospital Auxiliary for its annual meeting and luncheon. Please contact Director of Volunteers, Merrilyn Barry at (802) 334-3286 for a reservation by October 18. Tim Daley and Sunny Naughton, representing Joshua House, will be the featured speakers. This meeting is open to all members as well as for those interested in hearing more about being a part of the hospital auxiliary.

Friday, October 25

Annual fall concert at Goodrich Memorial Library

Goodrich Memorial Library is hosting its annual fall concert joined by Friends & Drifters on Friday, October 25, starting at 7 p.m.

Friends & Drifters will be playing a diverse mix of country, oldies, and familiar tunes with new offerings at every performance. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of music and delicious treats. Donations are appreciated. The accessibility entrance is located at the rear of the building. For more information, call 334-7902.

Glover Button Up Presentation

The Glover Energy Committee is hosting Bruce Courtot of Efficiency Vermont who will be giving a talk about advanced wood heat and heat pumps on Friday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Municipal Building at 51 Bean Hill Road. Gary Whiting, pellet furnace installer, will also be there to answer questions. The public is invited to come learn about this technology. There will also be information about Button Up Vermont, how people can save energy and money, and rebates that are available through Efficiency Vermont. Refreshments will be served.

Let’s Murder Marsha is playing in derby

The Haskell Opera House in Derby is showing the chilling comedy of errors Let’s Murder Marsha from Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27, with Friday and Saturday showings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Cost of tickets is adults $15, students $12, and seniors $12.  Tickets can be purchased at borderlineplayers.org, the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative Center, or The Colby-Curtis Museum.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

USAF HERITAGE OF AMERICAN BAND CLARINET QUARTET AT HCA

Professional musicians of the U.S. Air American Band Heritage Clarinet Quartet will perform at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 26. Free.

GAME OF LOGGING – LEVEL 3 & 4 AT NORTHWOODS STEWARDSHIP CENTER

Game of logging – level 3 & 4 will be held Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27 at NorthWoods Stewardship Center. Levels 3 and 4 give experienced sawyers the skills to deal with challenging trees and hazardous situations in the woods. Level 3 focuses on trees with heavy lean, compression/tension, and limbing/bucking techniques. Level 4 shows you how to deal with hung-up trees, and may include winching, rope use, harvest pre-planning, or other topics, depending on the group interests. Both levels include precision felling practice. Participants must have taken Game of Logging Levels 1 and 2 previously. For more information and to register contact [email protected]. The cost is $185. Pre-registration required; space is limited. Location: NorthWoods Main Lodge, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston. More info: www.northwoodscenter.org, [email protected].

HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NEK USING THE GIG ECONOMY  

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Work Commons, 194 Main Street (upstairs) in Newport a talk will be held on how to tap into the sometimes hard-to-find seasonal, temporary, “side hustles,” and gigs available in the NEK.  Free and open to the public.  Both potential workers and potential employers encouraged to attend. Presenter Cynthia Shelton is an entrepreneur and creative job opportunist living in the NEK. One hour interactive presentation followed by discussion. Held every fourth Saturday of the month.

OCCA community meet and greet

Orleans County Citizen Advocacy (OCCA) is having a meet and greet community event inviting everyone to come learn about their program, meet their members, and see how to get involved. The pizza, pie, and pumpkin decorating event will take place on Saturday, October 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Greensboro United Church of Christ at 165 Craftsbury Road in Greensboro.  For more information please call 802-673-2515.

CRAFT SHOW IN DERBY

There will be a craft show held at Paul’s Dance Hall, Route 5 in Derby, on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Door prizes.

Sunday, October 27

The Vermont Horror Roadshow in Greensboro

Vermont International Film Foundation (VTIFF) and the Vermont Folklife Center (VT Folklife) for the Vermont Folk Horror Roadshow are bringing Transformations (1972) and Walter Ungerer’s The Animal — two eerie films shot and set in Vermont — just in time for Halloween. The Vermont Horror Roadshow will be making a stop at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro on October 27. For more details on the event, visit vtfolklife.org/folkhorror.

Pumpkin Carving in Westfield

A pumpkin carving and decorating party will be held at the Hitchcock Memorial Museum and Library at 1252 Vermont Route 100 in Westfield on Sunday, October 27, at 11 a.m. This is a free, family-fun activity for all ages.  RSVP’s are appreciated to ensure there are enough pumpkins for all.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact librarian MaryLee Daigle at 744-8258.

ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Orleans Federated Church will hold a special 50th Anniversary Celebration on October 27, at 9 a.m. with a chalk illustrated event. Francois Bergeron, an artist and storyteller from Quebec, who has traveled the world will tell his gospel message through chalk. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, October 28

Free CDL class in Newport

There will be a free CDL (Commercial Drivers’ License) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 28, 29 and 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. These classes are being held to prepare people for the CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would like to drive bus. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, please contact the Newport Community Learning Center at 334-2839.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 Second Street in Newport will hold a free community Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29. All are welcome. Call Tim at 334-7365 for more information.

Meet the Artist series presents Kevin Harkey at NVU’s Lyndon campus

Vermont animator, illustrator and storyboard artist Kevin Harkey will be featured Tuesday, October 29, in the Meet the Artist series at Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon campus.  The event starts at 11:30 a.m. in Room 111 at the Harvey Academic Center, and is free for the public.  For more information, email [email protected].

wednesday, october 30

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE FALL LECTURE SEASON

The Osher Lifelong learning Institute continues its 2019 fall lecture season on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m., at the Hebard State Office building, 100 Main Street, downtown Newport, in the 2nd floor Conference Room. Free parking, handicapped accessible. Small entry fee. Refreshments. This week’s topic is “Mites, Ticks, and Humans,” presented by Dr. Val Behan-Pelletier, Honorary Research Associate/Canadian Nation Collection of Insects & Arachnids. For more information www.learn.uvm.edu/osher, or call Suzi at (802) 673-9499.

Thursday, October 31

Abenaki Musician Bryan Blanchette Performs at NVU Lyndon Campus

Musician and Graniteville storyteller Bryan Blanchette, a member of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation in Vermont, will perform at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 31, at Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon campus.  The event is in the Moore Community Room at the Academic and Student Activity Center, and is free for the public.  For more information, visit NorthernVermont.edu/Events.

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce in Newport/Derby is having a Halloween Costume Contest for offices and businesses. Employees dress up on Halloween and compete for the best costumes. Judges will visit businesses between noon and 4 p.m. on October 31. Register your business by Tuesday, October 29 to be on the judging list. To register email the following info to [email protected]: business name, contact person, email address and business address.

Friday, November 1

UCA Annual Harvest Party

The United Christian Academy’s (UCA) juniors will be hosting an annual harvest party on Friday, November 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The harvest party is provided as an alternative to celebrating Halloween. Children ages three to ten are all welcome to enjoy games, crafts, and face painting. Donation at the entrance. For more information, call 334-3112, or email [email protected].

Halloween Party at Charleston Elementary School

There will be a Halloween party at Charleston Elementary School on Friday, November 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.  There will be a silent auction, games, a haunted classroom, spooky stories, a costume contest with prizes, pizza, popcorn, baked goodies and more. Suggested Donation: $5/child.  All are welcome, and do not have to be a resident to attend.

Peacham Corner Guild Annual Christmas Show

Peacham Corner Guild is hosting its annual Christmas show at Vanessa’s Cafe by Sharon Hunter upstairs at the Peacham town hall on Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts, specialty foods, ornaments, and invited artists.

ENTERTAINMENT EXTRAVAGANZA TO BENEFIT ORLEANS ESSEX VNA HOSPICE PROGRAM

The Eastside Restaurant in Newport, will be hosting an Evening of Entertainment Extravaganza on Friday, November 1, from 5 to 11 p.m. to benefit the hospice program for Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice, Inc. Emcees Tod Pronto and Deveney Choquette will be on hand with local musical talents; Mark Shelton, Lil Deb & Big Wind, CinMo, and Raized on Radio.  There will be a full buffet of prime rib and seafood. Seating is limited. For reservations call, OEVNA at (802) 334-5213, or the Eastside Restaurant at (802) 334-2340. Cost is $50.00 per person, $80.00 per couple. Business and individual sponsorship for the event are available.

Saturday, November 2

MEATLOAF DINNER IN NEWPORT CENTER

The Newport Center United Methodist Church on Vance hill Road in Newport Center is hosting a meatloaf dinner on Saturday, November 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. There will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, and homemade pies and assorted desserts. Adults $10, children 12 and under $5, under 5 free. Takeout is available. For more information, call 334-5329.

Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon in Glover

Glover Community Church is hosting a Christmas bazaar and luncheon on Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.  Coffee and doughnuts will be served all day.  There will be homemade treats, crafts, fancy work, white elephant items, Christmas treasures, a quilt raffle, and many other gift ideas.

EDGAR ALLAN POE PRESENTATION AT MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

MAC Center for the Arts will present Edgar A. Poe by Bradleigh S. Stockwell, readings, music and classic movie on Saturday, November 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. 158 Main Street, Newport. Donation $5 suggested. For more information, call (802) 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com.

pre-registration

IRASBURG ANNUAL HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW

The Irasburg Annual Holiday Craft Show will be held on November 23 at the Irasburg Town Hall. There will be a large variety of unique handmade items, Christmas wreaths, tree ornaments, table decorations and many great gift items. Vendors desiring an application should contact Michelle Wilson at 754-2281 or email [email protected]. All profit from vendor entry fees are donated to the NEKA Food Shelf.

HARVEST HAM SUPPER IN SHEFFIELD

A harvest ham supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8, at the Sheffield Town Hall, 3210 VT Route 122. One sitting. Reservations needed for dine in or take out. Adults $12, kids ages 5-12 $7, kids 4 & under are free. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, November 6. For reservations, call Erika at (802) 274-8897.

ONGOING EVENTS

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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.-5 p.m.; tutorial services K-12 are scheduled 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 MEETINGS IN DERBY

NEW AL-Anon meeting, “Live and Let Live Group,” every Wednesday at noon at the Church of God, 295 Crawford Road, Derby. and Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m. If your life is affected because someone you love has an addiction, Al-Anon can help. Offering understanding, support, and a community that understands how you feel.

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish house on Second Street in Newport. Discussion meeting is open to anyone whose life is affected by someone’s addictions. Newcomers welcome.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Monthly Caregivers Support Group meeting for those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome.

NEWPORT – Caregivers support group meets every fourth Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at North Country Hospital in Newport, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail [email protected]

ST. JOHNSBURY – Caregivers support group meets last Monday of each month at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, room 244, in St. Johnsbury. For further information, call Pam at the Area Council on Aging at 748-5182, or 1-800-642-5119.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #21 IN NEWPORT

The American Legion Post #21 is located at 5 Veterans Avenue in Newport (next to the high school). Ongoing events include Bingo every Friday at 6:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 12:30 p.m., and horseshoes every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #23 IN ORLEANS BREAKFAST BUFFET

The breakfast buffet at the American Legion in Orleans will be held on Sundays from 8:30 until 10 a.m. Breakfast will be held every third Sunday from September until May. For more information, call 754-6540.

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.

Arthritis foundation aqua exercise program

The Arthritis Foundation aqua exercise program will begin on Tuesday, April 2, at the Newport City Inn and Suites in Newport from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday. There is a $5 fee. For more information and to register call Patty Beckwith at 334-4816.

BARTON AREA SENIOR SERVICES, INC. (BASSI)

Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Meals will be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Closed if schools are closed due to weather. Suggested donation of $5 for people under 60 and $4 for seniors, but no one is required to pay. Come early for coffee, cards, and conversation. Tai Chi every Monday and Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Bone Builders on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 – 10 a.m., Line Dancing on 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Bingo on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. Wii bowling on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. Jam sessions every 5th Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) For more information, call 525-7043.

Beekeeping Meeting at Old Stone House

The new beekeeping group will meet every fourth Sunday of each month. Share experiences and give each other support as well as help the Old Stone House to establish an apiary and an educational program. For more information contact Cindy at [email protected]

BINGO IN BARTON

Bingo is held every first and third Tuesday of the month from 1 to 2 p.m. at Barton Area Senior Services, Inc. (BASSI) downstairs the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call 525-7043.

BINGO IN LOWELL

Bingo is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Hall on Hazen Notch Road in Lowell. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. Progressive jackpot starting at $500. Dinner available.

BINGO At NEWPORT American Legion

Bingo is held every Friday night at 6:30 p.m., and every Sunday at 12:30 p.m., at the American Legion Post #21 on Veteran’s Avenue in Newport (next to the high school).

BINGO at Newport VFW

Bingo every Wednesday 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the VFW Post #798 Auxiliary, 141 Central Street, Newport. Jackpot is a progressive jackpot starting at $500. Food and fun available at reasonable prices.

BINGO IN NORTH TROY

The American Legion at North Troy holds Bingo every Tuesday night starting at 6:25 p.m. Lunch available. All are welcome.

BINGO IN Derby

The Derby Lions Club holds Bingo every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Paul’s Sugarhouse. Food available. All are welcome. For questions call 766-5077.

BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAM SESSIONS

The Bobbin Mill Players will hold music jam sessions every Wednesday morning from 8-11 a.m. at the Lowell St. Ignatius Parish Hall. Other music events include: First Friday evening of the month at the Lowell Fire Station from 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Second Friday evening of the month at Lowell Church Hall from 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Second Sunday afternoon at the Glover Town Hall from 1-4 p.m.; Fourth Friday evening at the Derby Line Town Hall from 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Fifth Friday evening (when there is a fifth Friday) at the Barton Memorial Building from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call Jim and Kitty at 766-2730 or Lyle and Amy at 334-2419.

BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS

A free exercise class to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Classes consist of a variety of exercises to improve balance and increase strength. Barton: 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Barton Municipal Building. Derby: 2-3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Church of God on Crawford Road. Newport: 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Newport Municipal Building. Greensboro: 10-11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the United Community Church. Craftsbury: 10-11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Craftsbury Community Care Center. Jay/Westfield: Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Jay Community Recreational Center, and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Westfield Community Center. For more information about Bone Builders classes, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging at 751-0431.

BRIDGE CLUB

The Arthur Aiken Bridge Club. Games are on Monday and Wednesday, starting at 12:30 p.m. These games are held at the Federated Church in Orleans, located on 34 School Street. For further information, please contact Eric McCann at (802) 988-4773, or Denny Lyster, at (802) 744-6839.

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.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM

The Compassionate Friends of the Northeast Kingdom, a support group offering friendship and understanding to families grieving the death of a child of any age, and from any cause, will hold its monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at the Orleans Federated Church, School Street, in Orleans. For more information regarding the Compassionate Friends, please call Fran Smith at 487-9187 or Bev Gage, 754-2085.

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN DERBY

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 3300 U.S. Route 5 in Derby. By reservation only. Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia culinary trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at 766-3642.

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

There will be a Country Acoustic Jam held every third Sunday of the month from 1-4 p.m. at the Burke Community Building. Everyone with special musical or singing talents are encouraged to participate. Come to listen or join in on the fun. $3 donation at the door. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site. Snacks and beverages available. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or the Senior Meal Site at 467-3423 or the town office at 467-3717.

COVENTRY INFANT/TODDLER PLAYGROUP

Infant/Toddler Playgroup at Coventry Village School for Coventry residents every Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. All families must sign in at the front office upon arrival. There will be no playgroup November 8 or December 27. For more information, contact Amy English, North Country Supervisory Union, Early Childhood Special Educator at (802) 334-5847, ext. 2043.

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.

CRAFTSBURY ENERGY COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS

The Craftsbury Energy Committee offers energy-related presentations every third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Church on the Common. Efficiency Vermont, contractors, vendors, and other professionals talk about and answer questions on solar electricity, home weatherization, energy-efficient new home construction, recycling, energy-efficient appliances, documentaries on climate change, and more. Contact [email protected] for a list of upcoming presentations.

Cribbage & Taco Tuesday at Newport VFW

$2 Taco Tuesdays and open cribbage tournaments every Tuesday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the VFW Post #798 Auxiliary, 141 Central Street, Newport. Come out for a fun night of good food and conversation while you try your skill at beating some of the best cribbage players in the NEK. All skill levels are welcome to play.

DANCE AT BEEBE TOWN HALL

Dance at the Beebe Town Hall in Beebe, Quebec, every Saturday from 7-11 p.m. Country western band. Also square dancing. Light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call (819) 876-2021.

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION

The EAA meets every first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Caledonia County Airport in Lyndonville. All are welcome to attend. All that is needed is an interest in aviation. Each meeting begins with a short business session where the previous month’s minutes and reports are discussed, plus past and future events. Then move on to something educational, such as aircraft maintenance, safety, members’ projects, or speakers and documentary movies from EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information, contact Sandi Yandow at KIN-KAN Vermont, 578-9518.

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own (GYO) gatherings will be held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month and will include a shared meal. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at 472-5940 or e-mail [email protected], or Bethany Dunbar at 472-5362, extension 214, or [email protected]

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Fourth Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386. All childhood vaccinations are offered. Adult immunizations included are: Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal, TDaP, Tetanus, and Measles.

JAM SESSIONS IN BARTON

Barton Area Senior Services, Inc. (BASSI), located downstairs in the Barton Memorial Building, will hold jam sessions every fifth Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, call 525-7043.

JAM SESSION IN ISLAND POND

Jam sessions held the second Saturday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Island Pond Town Hall gymnasium.

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE

Located on Cross Road in Jay. Open to all area residents and visitors for free cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking in the winter, and mountain biking, hiking, and walking in the summer. Link to site map at www.jayvt.com and topofvt.com under discover/map. Site maps available locally in Jay and at Jay Town Clerk’s Office. User guidelines: Please leave no trace in this special place. Pack it in, pack it out. Leash your dog, bury dog waste away from trails. Respect other users. No motorized vehicles. No fires of any kind. As this is a big hunting area, it is advisable to wear orange. Enjoy at your own risk!

JOURNEY TO RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER

Located at 58 Third Street in Newport. Making Recovery Easier meets Tuesdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Art group meets Tuesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. All recovery meets Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. For more information, e-mail Kathlene Douglass at [email protected]

Lake region senior meal

The Lake Region Senior Center has moved to the Orleans Municipal Building, Meals will be served at noon on Wednesday and Friday. For questions call Cathy at 525-3134 and leave a message.

LINE DANCING IN BARTON

Barton Area Senior Services, Inc. (BASSI) located downstairs in the Barton Memorial Building, will hold line dancing every first and third Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 525-7043.

LINE DANCING IN DERBY

Maureen Profera will be teaching line dancing classes at the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Classes are free and open to the public. Please call the library at 766-5063 to register.

Line Dancing in Newport

Line dancing classes for exercise and enjoyment will be held every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Municipal Building in Newport. Learn how to line dance, or refresh your steps. All novice to intermediary dances.  There is a $2 location fee.  For more information, call 873-3290.

LINE DANCING IN TROY

Line dancing classes for exercise and enjoyment are held every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 130 South Pleasant Street, in North Troy. No partner needed and all levels of experience are welcome. If you can count to four, you can line dance! $5 per person. For more information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193.

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

Line dancing is held in West Burke at the meal site on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 1-3 p.m. Everyone welcome. $3 donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412.

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE (NEKCA)

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

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

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

ST. JOHNSBURY: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-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 10-11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Big Book study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 673-5621.

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

Peacham Corner Guild is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. featuring small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts, and specialty foods. Located at 643 Bayley Hazen Road in Peacham. 592-3332.

PREVENTION WORKGROUP

Join the prevention committee at the North Country Career Center in room 380 in Newport every third Wednesday of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. or at North Country Primary Care in the community room from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., to discuss how to partner together to reduce the rates of substance abuse in young people. For more information contact Allyson Howell at [email protected] or 334-7506.

PRO BONO (FREE) LEGAL CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Pro bono (free) legal clinic monthly at Orleans County Restorative Justice Center, usually the first Wednesday of each month. Free consults with lawyer. Best for landlord-tenant, housing, probate, elder law, custody, family law, etc. issues. No criminal law. Advance appointments only by calling 487-9293. $10 fee for people living outside Orleans County. Mediation services are also available. For more information, visit www.kingdomjustice.org.

RSVP BONE BUILDING & STRENGTHENING CLASSES IN JAY

Offered twice a week: at the Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and at the Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. A free exercise class to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Classes consist of a variety of exercises to improve balance and increase strength. Participants start out using very light weights which are gradually increased as strength develops. Weights provided. For more information, contact Maureen Mcguire at 334-7746 or [email protected]

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

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

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 Second Street in Newport holds a free community Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. Free. All are welcome. Call Tim at 334-7365 for more information.

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Third Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Nevermore Bookstore on 100 East Main Street in Newport. A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience. For more information, call Mary Butler at 744-6284.

TAI CHI CLASSES (FREE)

Free one-hour Tai Chi classes held throughout the Northeast Kingdom taught by RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Volunteers through the NEK Council on Aging:

Fall Prevention Tai Chi Poulin Building in North Troy on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Island Pond Town Hall in Island Pond on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 10 a.m.; Barton Memorial Building, Level 1 Tai Chi, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays. Level 3 Tai Chi, on Mondays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Golden Ball Tai ChiSt. Johnsbury House on Mondays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.; First Congregational Church of Lyndonville on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m.; Danville Methodist Church on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

For more information and to register, call Karen Budde at 751-0431.

TOPS MEETING IN BARTON

TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Mountain View Apartments Community Room. A fun, informative way to learn how to take off pounds sensibly. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45-6:30 p.m. First meeting is free! For further information, call 525-3173.

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

VERMONT DEPTARTMENT OF LABOR JOB Club

The Vermont Department of Labor Job Club meets Mondays from 1:30-2:30 p.m.at the Newport Career Resource Center in the Emory Hebard State Office Building, 100 Main St., Suite 210, Newport. Job search and Labor Market information provided to support individuals with their job search. Pre-registration required. (802) 334-6545. For more information, visit www.vermontjoblink.com.

VERMONT HOOKED RUGS MONTHLY MEETING

Vermont Quilter’s Schoolhouse, Route 100, Troy Village, sponsors a monthly meeting where experienced and new rug hookers get together for work and conversation. Meetings are the Third Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Carolyn, at 730-3559, or email: [email protected]

VETERANS & SUPPORTERS

Veterans and supporters, please join Camp Care USA for coffee and conversation on Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main St., Newport. Call Larry at 793-1064, or Carl at 323-7670 for more information.

VFW Post 798 & Auxiliary Meetings

Second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. 141 Central Street, Newport. See Facebook page for all events and updates.

WEDNESDAY POETS

This poetry writing workshop meets at the Barton library on Wednesdays between 3:30-5:30 p.m. Veteran and new writers are welcome. Materials and refreshments provided. Info or questions, contact Joanne at 508-577-7869 or [email protected] or Judith at 802-535-4768 or [email protected].

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE

Every Thursday at noon at the Westfield Community Center (North Hill Road/School St.). Suggested donation $4 with the second Thursday of the month free. Following lunch, join the fun and play bingo. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. For more information, call 744-2484.

Wii BOWLING IN BARTON

Wii bowling is held at Barton Area Senior Services, Inc. (BASSI) downstairs in the Barton Memorial Building every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call 525-7043.

Wii BOWLING IN WEST BURKE

Wii bowling is held in West Burke at the The Meal Site on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1-3 p.m. Everyone welcome. By donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or 467-3423.

GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

Send updates to [email protected]

ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

The Albany Historical Society is located in the old village school on Route 14 across from the Methodist Church, and is open by appointment. Contact Jim Oliver at [email protected], or Paul Daniels at the Diamond Heart Farm in East Albany for an appointment.

ARTFUL EYE

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

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets and masks in the world is located at 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122) in Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 exits 24/25). Visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031 or 6972 for more information.

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

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

CANAAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

Located on the second floor of the Alice M. Ward Library at 27 Park Street in Canaan. Open Monday through Thursday from 1:30-4 p.m. or by appointment. Visit canaan-vthistoricalsociety.org or on Facebook. Call 266-7135 or 266-3989.

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1-6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge. Artists wanted for juried show. Visit catamountarts.slideroom.com for more info.

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

The Charleston Historical Society Museum located on Museum Drive in West Charleston will be open every Wednesday 2 – 4 p.m. through September. Also open by appointment.  For information call 723-6024 or 895-2901.

CHUCK GUEST GALLERY

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

CLIP JOINT & COMPANY

An exhibit of photos by Ross Connelly. “Nature’s Designs” and “The Border Wall.” Located at 9 South Main Street in Hardwick. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information call 535-8602.

COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

Cole Kerr Originals art gallery,

1492 Town Highway 8, Greensboro features paintings by artist Elaine Cole – Kerr. Open most days or call for an appointment at (802) 533-3333. www.colekerroriginals.com

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

9 a.m.-7 p.m. 1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.  Local photographer Linda Mae Clow’s collection of photographs will be on exhibit through November. All are welcome.

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION & BARTON MUSEUM

Located at the Pierce House on Water Street in Barton, open late spring through fall. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours year-round.  The Museum will be open by appointment by calling 525-3084.

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Preserving the history of Derby. Located on Junior High Drive. Open Sundays from 2-4 p.m. or by appointment. Programs run from May to September. For more information, call Martha at 766-8833.

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM

1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open seven days, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Bean Hill Road in Glover, second floor in Municipal Building. www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org. Open by appointment only: Call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051. Looking for local art and handmade quilts for sale. Sponsored by the Glover Historical Society. Call Betsy at 525-4051

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857 or [email protected], 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.

Greater Barton Arts Center

Greater Barton Arts, a non-profit organization supporting artists, artisans, and art lovers in the Greater Barton area of the Northeast Kingdom, has closed its facility at 396 Main Street in Barton and will re-open in the spring of 2020. More information: Facebook @Greater Barton Arts or www.greaterbartonarts.com.

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro (building next to Willey’s Store), 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Check out our powerful new tool for researching Greensboro families stored in our archives! Permanent exhibit: Hill Homestead: The Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.

HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. 533-9075 or www.highlandartsvt.org. Gallery Hours Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., closed Monday.  Events are an eclectic mix of music, performances, a featured gallery exhibit, and movie nights. Dianne Shullenberger presents her work in a new display of fabric collage and sculpture, Outdoor Influences, through October.

Find more information online at highlandartsvt.org.

JANE’S CAFÉ AND GALLERY

43 Main St. (Rte. 5), Derby Line. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring artists of the Northeast Kingdom. Paintings by Bonnie Woodford-Potter on display.

LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

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

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Regular business hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The center has over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. The center also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Visit http://www.maccenterforthearts.com/.

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected] Free and open to the public.

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (Back room GaLLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

OLD FIREHOUSE GALLERY

The Old Firehouse Gallery in the old firehouse (across the street from the post office), 59 Mill Street, Hardwick. Gallery open Tuesday through Thursday, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. 472-6857.

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

The Old Stone House Historic Village, 109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington is open to visitors on Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Last tours leave at 4 p.m. Administrative offices are open year-round, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Brownington Beekeepers Club group meets on fourth Sunday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. through November. Yoga every Saturday, from 10-11 a.m. in the Grammar School. Free lunch following! New volunteers and members are welcome at any time of the year. For more information, visit the website at www.oldstonehousemuseum.org or on Facebook @oldstonehousemuseum. Office 754-2022.

Parker Pie Gallery

Parker Pie’s art exhibit is Ilsa Oehry: “Windows From The Old Barn” paintings of animals, wild and domestic in barn windows, frame included, from October 11 to December 3.  Located at 161 County Road, West Glover. (802) 525-3366.

PARSON’S CORNER

Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day until 2 p.m. except Tuesdays.

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

The Peacham Corner Guild is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. The guild features small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts and specialty foods. Located at 643 Bayley Hazen Road in Peacham. 592-3332.

PLEASANT VALLEY ART GALLERY

146 White Road, Irasburg. 754-2000. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m or call for an appointment anytime.

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

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

ST. JOHNSBURY HISTORY & HERITAGE CENTER

From the Fairbanks’ invention of the platform scale to the role of local soldiers in the Civil War, the rich history of St. Johnsbury unfolds at the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center. Visit and explore the exhibits in the House and Carriage Barn at 421 Summer Street, St. Johnsbury. 424-1090. Open June through September, Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and October through May, Mondays through Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Go on the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Quest! www.stjhistory.org.

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

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

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

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

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. Admission by donation. Self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. This year’s exhibit is about scissors, “The Pivot and the Blade.”

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

WONDERARTS (ART HOUSE GALLERY AND WONDER & WISDOM)

The Art House Gallery and Wonder & Wisdom have merged to create WonderArts. Office located at the UCC, 165 Wilson St., Greensboro and programs are held at the Wonder & Wisdom program space, Community Greenspace in Craftsbury, Craftsbury Town Hall, local schools, Craftsbury Masonic Hall, and in partnership with other community organizations. For more information, call 533-9370 or visit www.wonderartsvt.org.

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

(LE VIEUX FORGERON) Located at 240A Dufferin St. in Stanstead, Quebec. Open Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, visit www.levieuxforgeron.com.

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

Please submit updates to [email protected]

ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The library is located in the back of the Albany Town Hall. Open Tuesdays 12-4 p.m., Thursdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays 9 to 11 a.m. Story Time for all ages is 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Phone: 755-6107. E-mail: [email protected]

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

100 Church Street, Barton. 525-6524. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10-12 p.m. Story Time: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Friday afternoon classic movies, Friday night movies, Friday evening potlucks. Scrabble players meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month year-round. Poetry Writers Workshop meets Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call Joanne Pariseau for events for children.

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. Ongoing at the library: reading discussion series, Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; children’s story time for ages 0-5 Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Beginner computer class, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.- noon; origami group Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for grades 4-8 (adults welcome too); La Leche League, second Thursday of each month from 5-6:30 p.m.; Tech tutoring Saturdays by appointment (30 minute slots) starting at 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Call for appointment 626-5475. These programs are free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. Home delivery of books available for those homebound. For further information and programs, check on Facebook, or call the library at 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org.

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683.. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday 2-5 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday 2-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Story hour: Tuesday & Friday at 10 a.m. Lego Club: Friday at 3 p.m. For more information, contact the library at 586-9683, or: [email protected].

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Story time is Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Trustee meetings last Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-4365. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1-6 p.m.

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. [email protected] www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Board of Trustees: Third Tuesday at 4 p.m. Book Club: Third Thursday at 1 p.m. Story time: Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sundays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; closed Mondays; Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; closed Wednesdays; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Story Hour for Children: at Four Seasons Learning, Fridays at 10 a.m.; Story Time for ages 0-6 every Thursday at 10 a.m.; and for ages 6-12 every Tuesday at 10 a.m. First Saturday Guest Reader program the first Saturday of each month from 10-11 a.m.

Haskell Free Library

93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Story time on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. (in French) and Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. (in English). Maker Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Family fun time on Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. Code club on Saturdays at noon. For more information, call 873-3022, check www.haskellopera.com/events-activites, or go to Facebook.

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. 744-2484. Visit the Hitchcock Museum/Library page at www.westfield.vt.gov and on Facebook at Town of Westfield, Vermont, for up-to-date activity listings.

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1-7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed Sunday. Tuesday afternoons, 3-5 p.m. Lego Club, with weekly build challenges for your child, or they can make what they please. Lego donations accepted. Kids are welcome to drop in or stay the whole time. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult. After School Chess Club, first and third Wednesdays, 2:45-4 p.m. Drop in Knitting 3-4 p.m. on Thursdays. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 472-5948 or visit jeudevinememoriallibrary.org.

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1 Water Street, Orleans. 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; closed Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday. Monthly Trustee Meetings are the first Monday of the month at 5 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Ongoing genealogy lab – come research your family – resources and computer available. Check Facebook for upcoming events and programs.

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. Story hour Fridays at 10 a.m., except when school is not in session. For more information call 754-6354 or 754-2012.

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Monday & Tuesday 3-7 p.m., Wednesday 1-5 p.m., Thursday & Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. www.randmemorial.com.

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.-3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-5:30; Tuesday and Thursday 12-7; Saturday 10-3.

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

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