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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, JUNE 19

BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAM SESSION

The Bobbin Mill Players will hold a music jam session Wednesday morning, June 19, from 8-11 a.m. at the St. Ignatius Parish Hall in Lowell. All musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call Lyle and Amy at 334-2419.

Vermont Quilter’s Schoolhouse- third Wednesday rug hooking

Rug hooking participants are invited to bring current projects on Wednesday, June 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at Vermont Quilter’s Schoolhouse, Route 100, in Troy. Beginners are welcome. Contact Carolyn for more information at (802) 730-3559 or [email protected]

Celtic Service

On Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. a Celtic Service will be held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 Second Street, Newport. All are welcome. Call Tim at 334-7365 for more information.

Holland Historical Society monthly meeting

Holland Historical Society monthly meeting with be held Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland Historical Society building on Gore Road in Holland.

Greater Barton arts drawing class

The Greater Barton Arts is hosting a drawing class on Wednesday, June 19, at 396 Main Street. Barton, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Materials are provided for $5.  If you have questions call Adrien at (802) 525-3740.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

NEWPORT CONCERT IN THE PARK

The Newport Area Volunteer Band will hold a summer concert in the Gardener Park Gazebo, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 20. Enjoy an old-fashioned band concert under the stars. In case of rain, concerts are held at the Newport Municipal Building. New players are welcome. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. at the NCUJHS in Derby. For more information, contact Peter Storrings at 334-2456.

VERMONT DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RESUME WORKSHOP

The Vermont Department of Labor will hold a resumé workshop on Thursday, June 20, from 9-11 a.m. at the Newport Career Resource Center in the Emory Hebard State Office Building, 100 Main Street, Suite 210, Newport. Resumé writing strategies and personalized assistance provided. Pre-registration required. (802) 334-6545. For more information, visit www.vermontjoblink.com.

Music AT The Café – Highland Center for the Arts

Howie Cantor will perform in the Hardwick Street Café, Thursday, June 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. No cover. Highland Center for the Arts, 2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro. For more information, call 533-2000 or visit www.highlandartsvt.org.

Green Mountain Farm-to-school: summer block party

Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is hosting its fifth summer block party in the Kingdom, a free community event, on Thursday June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Gardner Park in Newport. For more information on the summer block party visit https://www.facebook.com/events/405651800031096/.

Highland Lodge improv night

There will be an evening of learning and playing improv games at the Highland Lodge in Greensboro, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. led by Justin Lander of Vermont Vaudeville and Modern Times Theater. Admission is by donation. Class meets in the “Ski Hut” at Highland Lodge.

Greater Barton arts drawing class

The Greater Barton Arts is hosting a watercolor class with Mary Brenner on Thursday, June 20, at 396 Main Street, Barton, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Materials are provided for $10.  If you have questions call Adrien: (802) 525-3740.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Northeast Region 4-H Horse Clinic and Show

There will be a Northeast Region 4-H Horse clinic and show at the Orleans County Fairgrounds, Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. 278 Roaring Brook Road, Barton. For more information, call (802) 525-3555, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net or email [email protected].

Island Pond Town-Wide Yard Sale

Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23 Island Pond will be full of bargains as it hosts its first Town-Wide Yard Sale. Address lists will be available at Gervais Ace Hardware and The Hearth & Home Country Store. Call (802) 723-0470 or email [email protected] to be added to the list. Space is available in the park on a first come basis. Free.

Friday Night Live in Island Pond

Friday Night Live takes place at Lakeside Park in downtown Island Pond every Friday from 6-10 p.m. This week’s band will be Sideshow.

Charleston school music program benefit

The Charleston school music program jam session will be held on Friday, June 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Center School Road in East Charleston.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.  All musicians, singers, and community are welcome. Admission is a suggested donation of $3. Cancellations are posted on WMOO, NEKTV, and www.ces.ncsuvt.org or call (802) 895-2915 or (802) 723-6038.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

VERMONT BREAKFAST ON THE FARM AT MAXWELL’S NEIGHBORHOOD FARM

On Saturday, June 22, come to the Vermont Breakfast on the Farm hosted by Maxwell’s Neighborhood Farm in Newport to enjoy a free breakfast and learn how Vermont’s agriculture community works together to produce safe, delicious, wholesome food. The breakfast is from 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. For more information and to reserve free tickets, visit vermontbreakfastonthefarm.com.

Island Pond Spring Car Show

The Island Pond Renewal Committee will be hosting its Second Annual Spring Car Show starting at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Brighton Post #80. Trophy presented to the Best in Show. Entry is free. Please call (802) 723-0470 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Kingdom Heritage Trail Opening Celebration

The official opening of the Kingdom Heritage Trail system of 20 miles of remote hiking trails in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom will be on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. Partner organizations, volunteers, and officials will be on hand and the public is invited to attend to learn more about this new trail resource and join a series of guided hikes to introduce the new routes. Opening remarks at 9 a.m. in downtown Island Pond at the covered footbridge. Guided hikes start at 10 a.m. At 4 p.m. there will be an après-hike gathering at the Essex House Tavern. Maps, snacks, prizes, partner info will be available. For more information, call (802) 723-6551, email [email protected], or visit northwoodscenter.org.

The 2nd Annual Memorial Thea Collier Swartz Corn Hole Tournament

The 2nd Annual Memorial Thea Collier Swartz Corn Hole Tournament will be held, Saturday, June 22, check-in 11 a.m. games start at noon at Creek Hill Barn, 2527 Creek Hill Road, Irasburg. 100% of the proceeds will be split 50/50 between Umbrella, a local domestic violence non-profit organization and The Halo Foundation. Food available. BYOB. Teams: 2 people per team. Cost: $40 per team (pay when you register.) Deadline to register your team is June 7. No registering day of. To register, go to: vtcornhole.eventbrite.com. Any questions contact, Bailey Swartz 802-673-5103.

Strawberry Social West Glover Church

There will be a strawberry social at the West Glover Church on Saturday, June 22, from 5-7 p.m. There will be ham, cold salads, baked beans, homemade rolls and strawberry shortcake. Cost is $12. West Glover Church Fellowship Hall. All are welcome

Bobbin Mill Players tribute event

The Bobbin Mill Players are holding a tribute event celebrating the life of keyboardist, the late Millie Gaboriault on Saturday, June 22, at the St. Ignatius Church parish hall in Lowell, from 1 to 4 p.m. Music and refreshments will be provided. Bring an instrument and memories all are welcome. For more information please call Amy and Lyle at 802-334-2419 or 802-673-9152; or Jim and Kitty at 802-766-2730.

Goodrich Memorial Library-annual book sale

The Goodrich Memorial Library’s annual book sale will take place on Saturday, June 22 through Saturday, June 29. The book sale will run during the library hours, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information please call the library at (802)-334-7902 or email [email protected]

NASA solar system ambassador caleigh cross

Cobleigh Public Library is hosting a create space-themed poetry with journalist and NASA Ambassador Caleigh Cross Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m.  All ages kindergarden and up are welcome.  For additional information visit www.cobleighlibrary.org.

Old Stone House –outdoor sketching

The first of three outdoor sketching workshops will be held on June 22, at 1 p.m. at the Old Stone House with artist Bill Tulip. Pre register. $5 materials fee.

Groove Philter plays at the Old Stone House Historic Village

Groove Philter plays at the Old Stone House Historic Village on June 22, starting at 4 p.m.  Groove Philter, formerly the Five-Dollar Band, hails from Orleans County and fuses classic rock and funk.  Admission is by donation.  Concert will be outdoors at the Strong Natural Amphitheater behind the grammar school.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

BREAD & PUPPET SUNDAY AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE

Bread & Puppet presents Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis on Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. in their Paper Maché Cathedral, 753 Heights Rd./Rt. 122 in Glover. Suggested donation $10; no one is turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Linda Elbow at 525-1271 or [email protected]

Monday, June 24

Memoir writing workshop

The Greater Barton Arts is hosting a memoir-writing workshop on Monday, June 24, at 396 Main Street. Barton, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. No prior experience is required. All are welcome to explore memoir writing.  For any additional information contact, [email protected] or call (802) 525-8884.

Solar system walk on the rail trail

Cobleigh Public Library is hosting a stroll through the solar system, mile and a half walk, on Monday, June 24, on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Meet up will be in the parking lot on Main Street at 10 a.m.  For updates if the weather is uncooperative, visit www.cobleighlibrary.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

Craftsbury Outdoor Center Tuesday Night Race Series

Tuesday Night Race Series hosted by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center is open to runners and mountain bikers of all ages with runners racing a 5k and bikers racing either 5k or 10k. Courses are largely composed of single track. Races will take place at the Outdoor Center with a few races at Hosmer Point and one in Hardwick. Please check www.craftsbury.com for more info and the full schedule. Craftsbury Outdoor Center Activity Center, 500 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common. Opens at 5:15 p.m. Bikers start at 5:45 p.m., runners at 6 p.m. Cost: $5/race or $30 for the entire series. Races run through August 27. No race on July 2. Annual members race free!

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, June 25. All are welcome. Call Tim at 334-7365 for more information.

“Farming the Art of Stewardship” opening reception

Greater Barton Arts is hosting a “Farming the Art of Stewardship” Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 396 Main Street in Barton. This show is a project of the Orleans County Conservation District of U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Memphremagog Watershed Association and NEK Plein Air Painters and features paintings of Vermont Land Trust conserved farms.  For more info, call Adrien Helm (802) 525-3740

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAM SESSION

The Bobbin Mill Players will hold a music jam session Wednesday morning, June 26 from 8-11 a.m. at the St. Ignatius Parish Hall in Lowell. All musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call Lyle and Amy at 334-2419.

NEWPORT CONCERT IN THE PARK

The Newport Area Volunteer Band will hold a summer concert in the Gardener Park Gazebo, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 28. Enjoy an old-fashioned band concert under the stars. In case of rain, concerts are held at the Newport Municipal Building. New players are welcome. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., at the NCUJHS in Derby. For more information, contact Peter Storrings at 334-2456.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Friday Night Live in Island Pond

Friday Night Live takes place at Lakeside Park in downtown Island Pond every Friday from 6-10 p.m. This week’s band will be The Hitmen.

4th FRIDAY MUSIC JAM SESSION

The Bobbin Mill Players will hold a music jam Friday evening June 28, at the Derby Line Village Hall from 6:30-9:30 p.m. All musicians and singers are welcome. For more information, call Jim and Kitty at 766-2730.

Mac Center for the Arts New Exhibit

MAC Center for the Arts is hosting an opening reception for the new exhibit, Blue — an exploration of the Colour on Friday, June 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Downstairs Connection on 158 Main Street in Newport. The event is free and open to the public.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Circus Smirkus 2019 Opening day shows

There will be 2 shows on Circus Smirkus’ 2019 opening day, Saturday, June 29, at 1 & 6 p.m. Presented by at the Circus Barn World Headquarters, 1 Circus Road, Greensboro. For more information, visit www.smirkus.org or call (877) 764-7587.

St. Benedict’s Craft Fair

Craft fair at St. Benedict’s Labre Church In West Charleston Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light lunch for sale. Crafters wanted. For more information, email [email protected].

Barton area’s 24th village-wide yard sale

Barton and Glover villages are having a village-wide yard sale on Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Locations on the map are free.  For more information you may visit www.villagewideyardsale.com.  If participants need help with registration call Rich Royer at (802) 525-0084.

Stained Glass Lotus Flowers workshop

A stained Glass Lotus Flowers workshop will be held at GRACE, 59 Mill Street, Hardwick on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $50 plus $15 materials fee. Must pre-register by June 22 In this one day workshop, students will create a stained glass lotus flower while learning the basics of stained glass art. This process will involve cutting glass, copper foiling and soldering. A beautiful selection of glass will be provided. All tools and materials provided. This is a beginner level workshop, no experience necessary. Go to http://graceart.org/ to register. Call (802) 472-6857 or email [email protected] with any questions or for additional information.

Golf Clinics for kids

The Orleans Country Club is hosting golf clinics for pre-school through grade 12, on Saturday, June 29 through Saturday, July 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants should arrive around 9:45 a.m. to register for the day. There is no cost and all equipment and gold balls are provided. All abilities are invited to attend.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

BREAD & PUPPET SUNDAY AFTERNOON PERFORMANCE

Bread & Puppet presents Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis on Sunday, afternoon June 30, at 3 p.m. in their Paper Maché Cathedral, 753 Heights Rd./Rt. 122 in Glover. Suggested donation $10; no one is turned away for lack of funds. For more information, contact Linda Elbow at 525-1271 or [email protected].

Horse & Pony Pulling at the Orleans County Fairgrounds

The Northeast Kingdom Pulling Association will have a Horse & Pony Pulling on Sunday, June 30, at the Orleans County Fairgrounds. Pull starts at 10 a.m. 278 Roaring Brook Road, Barton. For more information, contact Marc Farrow (802)-673-6239.

The Lowell History Room

The Lowell story afternoon will be held on Sunday, June 30, at 3 p.m. in the Lowell History Room at the Lowell town offices on 2170 Route 100 in Lowell.  People who have lived, currently live or have parents, relatives or friends who have lived in Lowell are invited to come share and hear stories.

Pre Registration

Stained Glass Lotus Flowers workshop

A stained Glass Lotus Flowers workshop will be held at GRACE, 59 Mill Street, Hardwick on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $50 plus $15 materials fee. Must pre-register by June 22 In this one day workshop, students will create a stained glass lotus flower while learning the basics of stained glass art. This process will involve cutting glass, copper foiling and soldering. A beautiful selection of glass will be provided. All tools and materials provided. This is a beginner level workshop, no experience necessary. Go to http://graceart.org/ to register. Call (802) 472-6857 or email [email protected] with any questions or for additional information.

FARMER’S MARKETS

Newport Farmer’s Market

The Newport Farmer’s Market will be open on Saturdays now through October 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. They will also be open every Wednesday starting June 5. For more information call (802) 274-8206 or 334-6858.

Glover Farmers’ Market

Glover Farmers’ Market will be open Sundays, June 16 to September 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the town green. New vendors welcome. Contact Randy Williams at 525-4051 or [email protected] or on Facebook for an application or more information.

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.

ALBANY COMMUNITY DINNER

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Albany Community dinner for June has been cancelled. The next dinner will be on July 8th. Watch here for upcoming details on the July 8 dinner. Questions? Call Marlene at 754-8729.

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]

  1. 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 BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #23, ORLEANS BREAKFAST

There will be a breakfast buffet served on May 19, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. All are welcomed. Small fee for breakfast. Any questions, call 754-6540.

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 Tuesday & Thursday from 8:45-9:30 a.m., Bone Builders on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:30-10:30 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 LEAGUES IN ORLEANS & NEWPORT

ORLEANS: Meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Orleans Federated Church on School Street. Come with a partner.

NEWPORT: Meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the Gateway Center. Everyone must come with a partner. Learner’s group continues Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the library in Newport, and all are welcome to drop in. For more information, or to find a partner, call Eric McCann at 988-4773.

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.

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.

Great Barton Arts

Greater Barton Arts meets Wednesdays at the Barton Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a poetry-writing workshop.  New and veteran writers are welcome. Materials provided.

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.

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 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.

Lunchbox free meals

The Lunchbox, a summer meal program providing, free lunches and food education, is on the road again this season. Starting on Wednesday, June 19, the Lunchbox will serve ten weeks of free meals to kids 18 and under. The Lunchbox will be at the Barton Public Library, Barton, every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 19 through August 14. Gardner Park, Newport, every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 20 through August 15. On June 20 meals will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. as part of the Newport Block Party. No meal service on July 4. North Country Union Junior High School, Derby, Monday though Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., from July 8 through August 2 only.

Medieval Armored Fighting, Combat Archery and Fencing Practice

Every Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. there will be the Shire of Panther Vale’s medieval armored fighting, combat archery, and fencing practices at Miller’s Run School in Sheffield. No experience necessary and all skill levels welcome. Loaner equipment is available. Spectators are welcome. Free to attend. Armored fighting begins at 5:30 p.m. and fencing at 6:30 p.m. For more information e-mail [email protected] or find them on Facebook, the Shire of Panther Vale.

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.

  1. 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 2 Tai Chi, 8:45-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

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. 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.

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

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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.

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. June 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.

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

9 a.m.-7 p.m. 1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.

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 Sunday afternoons through August 25 from 1-4 p.m. or 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. Popup art show and quilt sale on Glover Day (July 27) Weekend at the Glover Town Hall. 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,

396 Main Street, Barton. The Greater Barton Arts Center will begin year-round in June with workshops on sap bucket painting, plein air painting, “Paint Like…” lectures, quilting, knitting, crochet, jewelry making, felting, memoir writing, play reading, water color, oil paint, acrylic, pencil/charcoal drawing, pen and ink, photography. Studio space available. Free art camps for kids and teens, computer classes, journalism. Afternoon/evening events: music, “open mic” for spoken word, films, lectures, reader’s theater, game night, exhibition openings, and artist receptions. For more information, visit www.greaterbartonarts.com, on Facebook @ Greater Barton Arts, email [email protected] or call (802) 525-3740.

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.  Summers events are an eclectic mix of music, performances, a featured gallery exhibit, movie nights, and drinks, lunch and dinner open to the public in the café. Adult admission to ticketed performances varies. Students are $10, seniors receive 20% off all regular priced seats, and EBT cardholders receive $5 tickets. Contact the box office: (802).533.2000, [email protected], or 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. Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 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 www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com. Presenting Select Paintings by Gabe Tempesta through June 22.

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Showcasing Island Pond Historical Society, by Sharon Biron, President, “Get On Board the Museum Treasure Trail” promoting (seven) local historical museums to visit: Canaan, Derby, Morgan, Holland, Charleston, and the Memphremagog Historical Society display at the State Building, “Revisiting August 5th, 1865” when 18th President U.S. Grant visited Island Pond aboard the Grand Trunk Railway with his traveling party and the Island Pond Hotel for a luncheon; along with Newport’s Jerry Drew, stagecoach driver who signed the Registrar Book below Grant’s Civil War Col. Adam Badeau. Pick up a touring brochure at one of the museums or call for info: Sharon Biron (907) 750-9563 sponsored by Community National Bank.  A summer exhibit of photographs. Open house and reception on June 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected] Cumulus on view through July 14. 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. June 5-July 12, More Than Fish to Fry — the fresh seaworthy art of Rachel Laundon.

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. Kids Fridays (heritage crafting, arts and culture hour) every Friday at from 11-12 from June 21 through August 16. 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.

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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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. Grange movie night – Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 pm.. 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.; beginner computer class, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.- noon; children’s storytime for ages 0-5, Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; La Leche League, second Thursday of each month from 5-6:30 p.m.; Tech tutoring Saturdays by appointment starting at 9 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.; The Summer Reading Program, “A Universe of Stories”; movie matinee on Thursday, June 20, at 2 p.m. Muppets from Space. All ages are welcome; Summer reading with magic and balloon twisting on Thursday, June 27, at 5:30 a.m.  All ages are welcome. games and activities with All Things Lyndon and NEKCA on Friday, June 21, at 4 p.m. in Bandstand Park.  All ages are welcome.

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].  Craftsbury Farmers’ Market will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  If you would like to know more you may visit the Craftsbury library during open hours, visit www.craftsburylibrary.org, call (802) 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. A special workshop on how to create simple and powered machines using Lego Education kits on Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. participants must be eight years old or older.  Limit of ten participants and a space may be reserved by calling the library at (802) 766-5063.

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. Veterans and Supporters, please join Camp Care USA for coffee and conversation on Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Call Larry at 793-1064, or Carl at 323-7670 for more information. The library will be selling tickets for the 200 Club. For $10 be entered for a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 to $200. Drawings start as soon as all the tickets are gone. Book sale June 22 through 29.

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, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-5, Thursday 9-6, and Saturday 9-2. Toddler Time on Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. STEM Club activities and simple scientific experiments for children ages 6-12 meets Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., pre-registration appreciated. Code Club (in English): Saturdays from 12-1 p.m. for interested 12-19-year-olds. No experience required. For more information, call Francoise or Sydny at 873-3022, extension 201, or check the website at haskellopera.com/library-activities, or find them on 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. Chess Club, 2:30-4 p.m. first and third Wednesdays in May and June. 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.

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Story Time (Acorn Club): Fridays at 10:30 a.m., ages 0 to 6, children’s Library. First Wednesday Series. Scrabble Club: First Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-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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