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.
GENERAL CANCELLATION NOTICES
Please check Ongoing, Galleries, Historical Societies, Museums, and Libraries for specific event cancellations. or call ahead
BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAMS
Cancelled until further notice: 1st Friday at Lowell Fire Department. Info at (802) 744-2758; 2nd Friday at Lowell Parish Hall. Info at (802) 334-2419; 4th Friday at Derby Line Village Hall. Info at (802) 766-2730; 2nd Sunday at Glover Town Hall will cancel due to Easter Sunday. Info at (802) 525-3244.
THE NEK COUNCIL ON AGING
Cancellation of events and important announcements will be posted on their website home page www.nekcouncil.org and Facebook page. Please call the helpline (800) 642-5119 with have questions about the schedules for wellness classes, community meal sites, home-delivered meals, and support groups. They also recommend contacting your area meal site directly to keep informed of any schedule changes. A complete list of congregate and home-delivered meal sites for the NEK is available on the NEKCOA website www.nekcouncil.org/community-dining-sites.
WESTFIELD SENIOR MEALSITE AND EXERCISE WORKS CLASS
The Troy and Area Lions Club has suspended the Westfield Senior Mealsite service until April 16th. This action has been taken to protect our more vulnerable seniors in light of the COVID-19 epidemic. The Exercise Works class which meets at the Westfield Community Center prior to the community meal has also suspended classes until April 16th. If you have questions, please call 744-2484.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
DIANA MARA HENRY’S PHOTOGRAPHS EXHIBIT
Three seniors in the art program at North Country Union High School are curating a new exhibit of Diana Mara Henry’s photographs in color at the Red Wall Meeting Place and Gallery at 125 Main Street in Newport, opening on Wednesday, March 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to a free festive reception that day. The exhibit is entitled As Yet Unseen.
VERMONT DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE NIGHT IN BRIGHTON
The Vermont Democratic Candidate Night for Wednesday, March 18 has been cancelled.
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
PUBLIC DEER, MOOSE HEARINGS
Hunters, landowners and anyone else interested in deer and moose should plan on attending the Vermont Fish and Wildlife public hearing being held on Thursday, March 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Johnsbury Academy, Black Box Theater, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. The hearings will include results of Vermont’s 2019 deer seasons and prospects for hunting next fall as well as an opportunity for people to provide their observations and opinions regarding deer. The hearing will also include information about the proposed moose hunt to improve the health of moose in Wildlife Management Unit E in the northeastern corner of Vermont.
FRIDAY, MARCH 20
JAM SESSION IN CHARLESTON
The Charleston school music program is hosting a jam session benefit on Friday, March 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Charleston Elementary School in East Charleston, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $3 and there will be snacks available. All are welcome: musicians, singers, and community. Cancellations will be posted on WMOO, NEKTV, www.ces.ncsuvt.org, 895-2915, 723-6271, and 723-6038.
HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN EXHIBIT OPENING NORTHERN VERMONT UNIVERSITY
An annual high school design competition exhibit will run March 20-27 at the Quimby Gallery in Harvey Academic Center at Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon campus. The exhibit, awards ceremony, and reception will be held at 4 p.m. March 20, and are free for the public. The exhibit will feature work by teams from schools around Vermont that created a poster to promote next year’s design contest. NVU-Lyndon students will judge the work. Quimby Gallery is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, visit NorthernVermont.edu/QuimbyGallery.
ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL FISH FRY
St. Paul’s Catholic School is hosting its sixteenth annual fish fry at the Barton Memorial Building on Friday, March 20. Serving will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dine and or take out. Adults are $13 and kids are $8. There will be golden battered haddock, baked potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, and homemade desserts.
INTIMATE AN ARTIST & THE NATURAL WORLD OPENING RECEPTION
Susan Bull Riley watercolor show, Intimate an Artist & the Natural World, opening reception will be held at Highland Center for the Arts on Friday, March 20 at 5 p.m. 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. For more information, 533-9075 or www.highlandartsvt.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
UNITED CHURCH OF IRASBURG ANNUAL CORN BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER
CANCELLED – Call (802) 754-2281 or (802) 754-2087 for more information.
GLOVER AMBULANCE SPRING FLING BENEFIT
Glover Ambulance is hosting a spring fling benefit on Saturday, March 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. The cost of the event is $40 per couple and $20 per person. The ticket price includes a traditional Irish boiled dinner buffet. There will be a DJ, silent dessert auction that starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. with winners being announced at 7:30 p.m., and a photo booth that costs $1 per three photos that will be taken and sent directly to whatever email address is provided by the individuals. Tickets may be purchased online at www.gloverambulance.org, or at the door at the time of the event. It is recommended that those interested in attending, purchase their tickets ahead of time, as there is limited space. All money raised will go to benefit the Glover Ambulance. For additional information, contact Glover Ambulance at 525-3560.
STUDENT DANCE ENSEMBLE PERFORMS NORTHERN VERMONT UNIVERSITY
The Northern Vermont University Dance Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at NVU’s Lyndon campus. The performance, at Alexander Twilight Theatre, is free for the public and will feature about 15 students in NVU-Lyndon’s ensemble. The show will include a range of dance styles, including contemporary, jazz and tap. Students will perform to the music of Halsey, Twenty One Pilots and others as well as hip-hop mash-ups created by the dancers. For more information, visit NorthernVermont.edu/Events.
BLUFF MOUNTAIN SNOWSHOE
Join a guided snowshoe trek up Bluff Mountain on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10, includes snowshoe rental. The hike climbs about a mile and a half to the summit with views of a wintry Island Pond. All ages and abilities are welcome! Location: NorthWoods Main Lodge, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston. More info visit, www.northwoodscenter.org or email [email protected].
JED’S MAPLE 21ST ANNUAL SUGAR-ON-SNOW PARTY AND MAPLE OPEN HOUSE
Jed’s Maple Products 21st Annual Sugar-on-Snow Party is being RESCHEDULED – date TBD. For more information, please call (802) 766-2700 or visit www.jedsmaple.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
ANNE-MARIE KEPPEL BOOK TOUR
Vermont author Anne-Marie Keppel will be at the Galaxy Book Shop in Hardwick on Tuesday, March 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., with her book, Death Nesting: Ancient & Modern Death Doula Techniques, Mindfulness Practices and Herbal Care.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
BARTON COMMUNITY GARDEN, GARDEN DREAMS AND REALITY
Come and share garden dreams and plans with other gardeners from the community on Wednesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library. Prospective, new and experienced gardeners welcome! Share ideas for the Barton Community Garden so a giving garden can be built that helps the community thrive along with the plants! For more information please email [email protected] or visit our Facebook.
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
LIVING AND DYING WITH PSYCHEDELICS PRESENTATION AND CONVERSATION
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Derby Line will be hosting “Living and Dying with Psychedelics” presented by Beana Bern on Thursday, March 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. This is a presentation and conversation on the topic of psychedelics for living and dying.
VERMONT HUMANITIES COUNCIL BOOK DISCUSSION SERIES: THE GILDED AGE, THEN AND NOW
The Cobleigh Public Library, 14 Depot Street in Lyndonville is holding a book discussion series meeting monthly on March 26, April 23, May 21 at 7 p.m. The schedule is: Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. Lake on Fire by Rosellen Brown; Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. American Lightning: Terror, Mystery, and the Birth of Hollywood and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum; and Thursday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith. The discussion sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council is free and open to the public with Suzanne Brown as the discussion leader. Books are available in advance at the library. The Cobleigh Public Library is accessible. For more information, call (802) 626-5475.
FRIDAY, MARCH 27
ST. PAUL’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL FISH FRY
St. Paul’s Catholic School is hosting its sixteenth annual fish fry at the Barton Memorial Building on Friday, March 27. Serving will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dine and or take out. Adults are $13 and kids are $8. There will be golden battered haddock, baked potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, rolls, and homemade desserts.
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
COVENTRY FREE GARDEN SEEDS DISTRIBUTION
The Coventry Town Foundation is sponsoring a free garden seed distribution for Coventry residents only.
Come and get free seeds for your garden at the Community Center on March 28 during Animal Clinic. This year the seeds come from High Mowing Organic Seeds.
TIE DYE T-SHIRT WITH SHARPIES WORKSHOP AT MAC CENTER
RESCEDULED – Date TBD. For additional information call 334-1966.
RACIAL LITERACY TRAINING
Sha’an Mouliert is offering a FREE six-session series to help develop the skills to read, recast, and resolve racially stressful encounters when they happen. Explore living in one of the whitest states, deconstructing whiteness, and the dynamics of power, as well as relaxation techniques, storytelling, journaling, debating and roleplaying. This training is for anyone and everyone interested in exploring and developing solutions to the challenges faced by people of color in Vermont. DATES & LOCATIONS: Newport at North Country Career Center – Every other Monday 4-6 p.m. March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, and June 1; Craftsbury at Sterling College – Every other Monday 6 – 8 p.m. March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, (no class May 25th), June 8, June 22. Participants are asked to purchase the course book. Copies are available for loan, if cost is a barrier. Limited space, available on a first come, first serve basis. Deadline for registration is March 20.
ORLEANS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT ANNUAL PLANT SALE
It’s time to get orders in for the Orleans County Conservation District Annual Plant Sale. Offered are a variety of bare-root plants, including fruit trees, berry bushes, native trees and shrubs. This year there will be a selection of native trees and shrubs known for enhancing pollinator habitat. Bee nesting blocks and rain barrels will also be for sale. Bee blocks are being made by North Country Career Center (NCCC) Agricultural Sciences Department students and all proceeds go to Orleans County Future Farmers of America. Please visit, www.vacd.org/conservation-districts/orleans-county for full 2020 catalog and order form. Orders are due by Friday, March 27, pickup is on Saturday, May 2 in front of the USDA office at 59 Waterfront Plaza in Newport. For questions or to get a hard copy of the catalog mailed to you, please contact Sarah Damsell at [email protected] or at 802-334-6090, ext. 7008. OCNRCD is a local non-profit whose mission is to protect and enhance the waters of Orleans County by providing leadership, education and services for implementation of sound land stewardship practices. All plant sale profits go towards many conservation programs.
CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASS
North Country Hospital is hosting, in partnership with SASH and Rural Edge, a Chronic Disease Self-Management Class for anyone diagnosed with: arthritis, cancer, obesity, or heart disease. This workshop meets every Wednesday starting April 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m. and runs for or 8 weeks. Located at Barton Chambers Community Room, 563 Main Street, Barton. This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. Contact Community Health at (802) 334-3210, extension 7441, or [email protected].
ARTQUEST Youth Series – SOAP IN A SWEATER CRAFT WORKSHOP WITH PAM LADDS
On Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon learn how to make a “sweater” for a bar of soap! Great gift. Felted soap is a bar of soap wrapped in wool. The soap lasts longer, is less slippery, and the exfoliating wool can replace a washcloth in the shower or tub. Ages: 5-17 (Children under 10 should be joined by a parent/guardian.) Class size: limit 8. Register by April 9: Location: MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street – Downstairs Connection. For more information, go to www.maccenterforthearts.com or call 802 334-1966.
ARTQUEST YOUTH SERIES – THEATER WORKSHOP WITH LYNN LEIMER AND JUDY CASTONGUAY
On Saturday, April 25, from 9:30 am to noon –. MAC’s ACT 1 (Academy for Children in Theatre) will present Broadway in a Nanosecond – Annie Workshop. Participants will learn a brief history of the Broadway musical and then learn songs, dance, and acting from the Musical Annie with a presentation for friends and family at 11:30. Ages: 5-10. Class size: limit 8. Register by April 18. Location: MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street, Downstairs Connection. For more information, go to www.maccenterforthearts.com or call (802) 334-1966.
On Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to noon children will learn to write their own poems making use of proven methods. Poet and writer Jerry Johnson will inspire and teach. Pads and pens provided. Ages: 7-10. Class size: limit 8. Register by April 25. Location: MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street – Downstairs Connection. For more information, go to www.maccenterforthearts.com or call (802) 334-1966.
DIABETES PREVENTION WORKSHOP
North Country Hospital is hosting a diabetes prevention workshop in partnership with Island Pond Community Health & Dental Center for anyone at risk or diagnosed with Prediabetes. This workshop meets every Wednesday starting April 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and will run for 16 weeks, then monthly for 8 months. Located at: Island Pond Community Health & Dental Center, 82 Maple Street, Island Pond. This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. Contact Community Health at (802) 334-3210, extension 7441, or [email protected].
ARTQUEST YOUTH SERIES – DRUM CLINIC WITH TERRY DIFAZIO
On Saturday, May 9, from 10 to11:30 a.m. receive instructions on drum kit types, cymbals, sticks, hardware etc. followed by a discussion/Q&A segment; a drum demonstration using various beats and riffs. Rehearsal sticks provided. Ages: 9-17. Class size: limit 8. Location: NEK TV – 374 West Main Street, Newport. NEK TV phone for day of the clinic only (802) 334-0264; Register by May 2. For more information, go to www.maccenterforthearts.com or call (802) 334-1966.
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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
Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Church of God, 295 Crawford Road, Derby. If your life is affected because someone you love has an addiction, Al-Anon can help. Offering understanding, support, and a community that understands how you feel.
AL-ANON MEETINGS IN NEWPORT
NEW AL-Anon meeting, “Live and Let Live Group,” Wednesdays at noon and 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.
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 AUXILIARY MEETINGS IN BARTON
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 POST #76 IN BARTON
Meeting are the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.
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 POST #28 IN NORTH TROY
All you can eat breakfasts the second Sunday of each month from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Bingo on Tuesdays, Doors open at 4:30 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. with a progressive jackpot, Lunch available. Both events benefit many causes.
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.
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program held at Barton Memorial Building on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. 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. 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. 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.
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.
Hearts of Change are starting a clothing closet called The Shepherd’s Care. It is located at 309 High Street in Barton. They will be starting Thursday, April 2, and the hours will be Thursdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clothing is free to anyone in the community who has needs, men, women, and children. For more information, call 525-1355.
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 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.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. 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.
FROM HURTING TO HEALING, ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES
From Hurting to Healing, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families will meet on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Church of God on Crawford Hill Road in Newport. For Information, please call 673-5621 or 754-2029. This is a 12-step program.
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 SESSIONS IN CHARLESTON
Jam sessions will be held the third Friday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Charleston Elementary gym. For more information, call 895-2915.
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
Meals will be served at noon on Wednesday and Friday at the Lake Region Senior Center located at 15 Main St., Orleans. For more information, call 754-6442 or 525-3134.
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.
Every Saturday, from 10 to11:30 a.m. come to the Work Commons upstairs at 194 Main Street, Newport to talk about how to tap into the sometimes hard-to-find “side hustles” and gigs available in the NEK. Potential workers, potential employers are encouraged to stop by and get connected. Everyone is welcome. Email [email protected] for more information.
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.
CANCELLED FOR MARCH 19 & 26, April 2, will resume April 9. MAC Center for the Arts offers a free get-together painting group for any age level or medium, every Thursday, 2-4 p.m. in the Downstairs Connection with Mary Brenner; 158 Main Street, Newport. For more information; (802) 334-1966, www.maccenterforthearts.com.
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.
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 Chi – St. 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 are held second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. 141 Central Street, Newport. Taco Tuesdays – $2 tacos from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. See Facebook page for all events and updates.
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
SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 16. 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.
Winter Playspace is held in Albany at the Albany Town Hall on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. For children 0-5 years and their caregivers. Free and open to all families. For more information, email [email protected]
GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS
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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.
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. 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, Originals by Elaine Cole-Kerr. 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. 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. Closed for the season. 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. For more information, call Martha at 766-8833.
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, call Betsy at 525-4051.
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. Susan Bull Riley watercolor show, Intimate an Artist & the Natural World, on display March 20 through April 26. Events are an eclectic mix of music, performances, a featured gallery exhibit, and movie nights.
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. Winter hours: CLOSED UNTIL APRIL 8TH. 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. ARTQUEST series of five free workshops for youth begin March 28 and run through May 9; registration is required as space is limited – note some of these events are being rescheduled. Applications available at MAC Center for the Arts. For more information, call 802-334-1966 or visit 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. The Artistic Universe of Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr. will be on display until April 18.
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. Museum is closed for the season. Administrative offices are open year-round, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Brownington 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
The Parker Pie Gallery is showing a new exhibit until April 14, of 15 paintings by workshop artists from GRACE, Grass Roots Art and Community Effort. The exhibit includes work by Dot Kibbee, Gayleen Aiken, Merrill Densmore, Ruth Linberg, Phillis Putvain, James Nace, L. Fogg, Ken Bridges, Maggie Smith, Charlie Wells, Josie Van Leuven, and Mary Ann Casey. Located at 161 County Road, West Glover. (802) 525-3366.
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 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.
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ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY
The library is located in the back of the Albany Town Hall. Open Mondays 3 – 5 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.- 6 p.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. 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. Please check the website and Facebook page regularly for updates. Red Clover Storytime: MOVED TO ONLINE PLATFORM – Wednesdays, at 1:30 p.m. for Grades K-4 (through April 8). Zine making workshops: Wednesdays, March 18 at 3:30 for ages 10 & up. Ongoing at the library: 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 – CANCELLED INDEFINITELY. 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, call 586-9683, or email [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. First Wednesdays: The Vermont Humanities Council’s series is held on the first Wednesday of every month through May. All talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Goodrich Memorial Library at (802) 334-7902, or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at (802) 262-2626 or [email protected], or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
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. Poetry workshops will be held every Thursday at 2 p.m. with Phyllis Larrabee, poet, playwright, and storyteller helping participants with their own poetry or finding inspiration to write poetry.
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. Call 472-5948 or visit our website.
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 and Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. www.randmemorial.com. Story time is on Fridays at 10 a.m. and children’s book club is on Thursdays at 4 p.m.
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. 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.