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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER

Join the Center on Wednesday, September 12, at 3 p.m.,when retired game warden John Kapusta will be speaking. 1784 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. 802-586-2414.

 

 

HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS RECEPTION & MID-WEEK MOVIE NIGHT

Join Vermont Symphony Orchestra for a pre-movie reception and talk. This week’s feature is The Royal Tenenbaums. Run time is 110 min. Reception begins at 6 p.m., film begins a 7 p.m. You can order dinner from the Hardwick Street Café and dine while you watch. Free/$5 suggested donation. 2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. 802-533-2000.

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

 

 

DERBY SENIOR MEALS

The meals are served the second Thursday of the month at noon at the Newport Elk’s Lodge #2155 on the Newport/Derby Road, in Derby. This week’s meal is shepherd’s pie, green salad, wheat bread, apple crisp, and beverages. For further information, please call Lallie Mambourg at the Northeast Council on Aging at 802-748-5182.

 

FAMILY-TO-FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAM

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free 12-week course structured to help families and friends of individuals with mental illness understand and support their loved ones while maintaining their own well-being. Many family members describe the impact of this program as “life changing.” Must register to attend. Course begins Thursday, September 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, meeting place, and to register, call 1-800-639-6480.

 

RICHARD E BYRD: THE HERO AND THE MAN

Sterling College in Craftsbury Common will present a program on Richard E. Byrd: The Hero and The Man, on Thursday, September 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Simpson Hall.  For more information, call Katie Lavin at 586-771 or e-mail [email protected].

 

FRIDAY,

SEPTEMBER 14

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY SPECIAL PERFORMANCE FROM THE MATTHEWS DUO

The Goodrich Memorial Library will be open Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m., for a special performance from the Matthews Duo, a husband and wife team who play flute and classical guitar, playing a mix of standard and classical pieces. This concert includes music of Tedesco, Piazzolla, Barrios, Lennon/McCartney, J.S. Bach, and others. For more information, call 802-334-7902, or visit: goodrichlibrary.org. For more information about these performers, visit: www.matthewsduo.com. The event is free and open to the public. The building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

Who would win a battle of rock, paper, scissors…and block? Join us in the Children’s Library on Friday, September 14, from 1-2 p.m.,  for a fun afternoon of games, stories, and a block building challenge. 117 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 802-748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

 

AUTHOR FEST IN CRAFTSBURY

Author Fest is a gathering of Vermont authors for book signings, offering their books for sale, and talking with visitors. It will be held on Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Craftsbury Farmers’ Market on Craftsbury Common. Authors present will be John Churchman, Howard Coffin, Jerry Johnson, Daphne Kalmar, Beth Kanell, Peggy Sapphire, Skip Sedore, Patty Oliver-Smith, Grannie Snow, and Tanya Sousa. For more information, visit www.craftsburyfarmersmarket.com/authors-fest-craftsbury-farmers-market-vt/.

 

BARTON MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Barton Music Festival will be held Saturday, September 15, from noon to 10 p.m. at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton. Performers include the Starline Rhythm Boys; the Michael Hahn Band; Chickweed; Beg, Steal or Borrow; and Northern Flyer. General admission is $20 advance purchase available at E.M. Brown & Sons in Barton or through Catamount Arts at www.catamountarts.org. Tickets at the gate are $25. Children under 12 are free. Free parking available. Camping available. Food vendors. Beer tent. For more information, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net.

 

 

COMMUNITY SEED EXCHANGE PERENNIAL “SWAP”

The Community Seed Exchange is hosting a perennial swap on Saturday, September 15, from 10 to 12 noon at the Burke Mountain Club House in East Burke. Bring any plants to participate, but it is not necessary to participate. Please mark plants with variety. Pots are available by contacting the Community Seed Exchange at the Barton Public Library at [email protected], or send a message on their Facebook page.

 

COUNTRY BARN DINNER & DANCE IN MORGAN

There will be a Country Barn Dinner and Dance on Saturday, September 15, at 574 Sunset Drive in Morgan to benefit Reining Hope Therapeutic Horsemanship Program. Cocktail hour is at 5 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m., and Dance to the music of Raized on Radio at 7 p.m. There will also be a 50-50 raffle, Chinese auction, and door prizes. Tickets are $50 per person. Event is catered by the East Side Restaurant. Cash bar. For tickets or more information, stop by the barn, call 895-9166, or visit www.reininghopeaeaat.com.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER

Join the Center on Saturday, September 15, at 9:30 a.m.,for the Northern Lights Singing Group. 1784 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. 802-586-2414.

 

DRIVE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

On Saturday, September 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hayes Ford in Newport, they are hosting a Drive For Your Community. Test drive a Ford with a Rotarian and earn the club $20. All proceeds to benefit local veterans. There will be handouts, door prizes, and refreshments. For more information, contact Patsy at 525-6565.

 

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS FALL EXHIBITION: NEWPORT!

As part of the City’s Centennial year, MAC Center for the Arts will hallmark the fete with an exhibition entitled “NEWPORT!” Opens Friday, September 14, 5 to 7 p.m., with a reception in the Lower Gallery. This exhibit will feature work by MAC members, as well as the Plein Air artists. A unique addition to the Centennial display will be local filmmaker Bradleigh Stockwell’s movie of Newport that will run during the opening, juxtaposed with some iconic images of vintage Newport to mark this historical 100 year anniversary. The exhibit runs through Saturday, October 27. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.maccenterforthearts.com, or call 802-334-1966. This is also the final FRIDAY NIGHT SHUFFLE.

 

FRIENDS OF ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM ANNUAL PIE & COOKBOOK SALE

Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All pies are $12 each. All proceeds go to the Athenaeum to support youth and adult programming and materials. Sign up at the Athenaeum, e-mail: [email protected], [email protected], or call 802-748-8291.

 

FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES 175 YEARS

On Saturday, September 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday morning, September 16, during the 9 a.m. worship, with an Ice Cream Social to follow. The Free Will Baptist Church is located at 1028 VT Route 105, in West Charleston. Join our historic celebration as we take you back to 1843 at our “Little Stone Church.” For more information call the church at 802-895-4509, or Pastor Scott Cianciolo at 802-487-5250.

 

THE TOWN OF LOWELL F.O.L.K. FESTIVAL

The Town of Lowell F.O.L.K Festival is a day of family fun at the Lowell Graded School and Gelo Park, Saturday, September 15. Enjoy a parade at 10 a.m., BBQ, local music, children’s games, face painting, bounce houses, Story Walk® on the Lowell Community Trail, a variety of vendors, and a live auction to benefit Friends of Lowell Kids. Great selection of new and used items available for bid. Check us out on Facebook for more details.

 

SUNDAY,

SEPTEMBER 16

 

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST #23, ORLEANS BREAKFAST

There will be a breakfast buffet at the post home on September 16, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served every third Sunday, September through May. All are welcomed. Small fee for breakfast. Any questions, call 754-6540.

 

GREENSBORO CHURCH ORGAN CELEBRATES 150 YEARS

The Greensboro United Church of Christ is planning a concert on Sunday, September 16, at 4 p.m. to celebrate its Johnson organ’s 150th birthday. Musicians participating will include Bronwyn Masse, Karen Miller, Sonia Dunbar, Gina Jenkins, and Tom Anastasio. A short history of the organ in this church will be included. Refreshments afterwards with a birthday cake to celebrate the organ’s milestone. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

 

OA RELAPSE PREVENTION WORKSHOP

Overeaters Anonymous will hold a Relapse Prevention Workshop on Sunday, September 16, from noon to 4 p.m. at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Business Annex, Room 127, in St. Johnsbury. Lunch is from noon to 12:30 p.m., The GMNI (Green Mountain North Intergroup) business meeting is from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., and the relapse prevention workshop is from 2 to 4 p.m. Coffee, tea, and water available. Food and beverages can be purchased in the cafeteria. Newcomers welcome. For more information, call 673-5621 or 323-8370 or visit www.oavermont.org.

 

BREAKFAST BUFFET AT ORLEANS AMERICAN LEGION

There will be a breakfast buffet at the American Legion Post 23 in Orleans every third Sunday of the Month, September through May. Next breakfast is Sunday, September 16, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. All are welcome. Small fee for breakfast. For more information, call 754-6540.

 

MONDAY,

SEPTEMBER 17

 

CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE SEEKING TEAMS

The Good Time Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League is seeking teams and/or individuals to play in its 2018 fall volleyball league. The season begins on Monday, September 17, at North Country Union High School with seven weeks of play and 1 week of playoffs. The league will take up to 12 teams and each team must have two female players on the court at all times. Roster and half of the entrance fee must be in by Thursday, September 13. To sign up or for more information, call Reg Shafe at 673-6390.

 

TUESDAY,

SEPTEMBER 18

 

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 Tuesday, September 18, 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.

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA 8TH SEASON

The 8th concert season begins on Tuesday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. If you have always wanted to play in a symphony orchestra, now is the time to do so. They have current openings for oboe, bassoon, clarinet, trumpet, and French horn. For more information, contact www.newportareorchestra.org.

 

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING FALL LECTURE SERIES

Hebard State Office Building in downtown Newport, 2nd floor conference room. The lecture for Tuesday, September 18 topic: Dr. Allen Yates presents “Mammoths, Mastodons, and Post-Glacial Vermont.” Free parking, handicapped accessible. Refreshments and conversation follows each presentation. Walk-ins $5. Info: Suzi at 802-673-9499, or www.learn.uvm.edu/osher (click on statewide site-Newport).

 

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

 

NO LISTINGS

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

 

 

BARTON ACADEMY AND GRADED SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

Open House will be for an hour between conferences on Thursday, September 20. During that time there will be a Farm-To-School dinner, a VSAC Gear Up rep to provide parents with college planning, and a $50 certificate raffle. Parents will be able to sign up for after school activities, literacy materials, and there will be raffles for books, educational games, and gift cards for education items. The Barton Parent Club will be on hand to provide information and recruit interested parents. Please look for this and other events on the website: http://bartongraded.weebly.com.

 

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER

Join the center on Thursday, September 20, at 1:30 p.m.,for Signer “Cooie.” 1784 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. 802-586-2414.

 

IRASBURG UNITED CHURCH SENIOR LUNCH

The Irasburg United Church Senior Lunch will be starting up again on Thursday, September 20. The menu will be hot dogs and hamburgers, tossed green salad, sherbet, coffee and punch. Call 754-2281, Michelle Wilson, for more information.

 

 

 

FRIDAY,

SEPTEMBER 21

 

TIRE RECYCLING IN JAY

The Troy/Jay Recycling Center, Cross Road, in Jay, will hold a tire recycle event, Friday, September 21, from 1 to 4 p.m., and Saturday, September 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. Open to all area residents and businesses. Tires 20” or smaller tires are $2 each without rims, $4 each with rims. Cash or check made out to Town of Troy. For more info, call Dave at 988-4193, or Gaston at 744-2373.

 

WEATHERIZATION WORKSHOP FOR RENTAL HOUSING

Efficiency Vermont and the Craftsbury Energy Committee are hosting a Weatherization Workshop and Incentives for Landlords of Affordable Housing Apartments in Hardwick on Friday, September 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshop will be conducted by Efficiency Vermont and 3E Thermal. There will be an information meeting about the weatherization process, how landlords can qualify for incentives for their apartments, and a tour of the $2 million weatherization project for the three affordable housing apartments in Hardwick. The initial information meeting is at 2 p.m. at the Buffalo Mountain Co-op Café. The tour is at 3:15 p.m. at 38 Slapp Hill in Hardwick.

For more information, contact Scott Campbell at: [email protected], www.3ethermal.org, or [email protected].

 

 

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER

Join the center on Saturday, September 22, at 10 a.m.,for singer Rich Atkinson and Friends. 1784 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. 802-586-2414.

 

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF BRIGHTON ANNUAL CHICKEN PIE SUPPER

The First Congregational Church of Brighton will hold their annual Chicken Pie Supper on Saturday, September 22, at the Congregational Church in Island Pond, starting at 5 p.m., until all are served. $10 for adults, and $5 for children.

 

GAME OF LOGGING LEVELS

Saturday, September 22 (Level 3) and Sunday, September 23 (Level 4), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., $180 per level. Ready to step up your chainsaw game? Levels 3 and 4 give experienced sawyers the skills to deal with challenging trees and hazardous situations in the woods. Level 3 focuses on trees with heavy lean, compression/tension, and limbing/bucking techniques. Level 4 shows you how to deal with hung-up trees, and may include winching, rope use, harvest pre-planning, or other topics, depending on group interests. Both levels include precision felling practice. Participants must have taken Game of Logging Levels 1 and 2 previously. For more information, contact [email protected]. Pre-registration required. Space is limited, so sign up early. 154 Leadership Dr., East Charleston, VT.

 

GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURH 12TH ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Glover Community Church will host the 12th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, September 22, at 9 a.m., at the Barton Golf Club in Barton. Hole-In-One prizes. For information or to register, call Paulette Rogers at 802-525-3050, or pick up a registration form and send it to: Paulette Rogers, 518 Perrson Hill Road, Glover. Make checks payable to Glover Community Church.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM PULLING ASSOCIATION ROUND-UP

2-Day Round-up, Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, followed by benefit Pig Roast and Dance (on September 23rd), featuring ETA, at the Barton Fairgrounds. $15 per ticket. Silent auction and payouts! To purchase tickets in advance, contact Heather Labrecque at 802-673-0331.

 

ROOTIN’ TOOTIN’ SHOOTIN’ CLAY PIGEON SHOOT & CHILI COOKOFF

United Christian Academy will hold its annual fundraiser, the Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’ Clay Pigeon Shoot and Chili Cookoff, on Saturday, September 22, at 10946 VT Route 111 in Morgan (four miles from Derby), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-register at www.ucaeducation.org/RTS-2018 or show up day of event. Cost is $50 per shooter.

 

SUNDAY,

SEPTEMBER 23

 

THE ANNUAL DUCK REGATTA

On Sunday, September 23, see the ducks race down the Clyde River in Newport at the Annual Duck Regatta. For viewing, the Chamber Deck, or along the banks of the river by the Chamber building or the bridge. For tickets, see any Rotarian, available the day of the race, or call Patsy, at 525-6565. All proceeds are used in the community.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT & CHICKEN BARBECUE

The Glover Community School 8th graders are hosting a Corn Hole Tournament and Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3146 Glover Road (on the green) in Glover. Proceeds will raise money for their class trip. Corn hole games are double elimination. Chicken barbecue will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Corn hole teams can sign up at Currier’s Market and Parker Pie Co. Cost is $25 per team.

 

VENDOR SPACES AVAILABLE FOR BURKE FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL

The 31st annual Burke Fall Festival is Saturday, September 29, in East Burke, and vendor spaces are still available. Cost for a 10×10 space is $50. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact the Burke Fall Festival Vendor Coordinator, Chris Emmons, at [email protected]. For more information, visit www.burkevermont.com.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

GLOVER FARMERS’ MARKET

The Glover Farmers’ Market is open Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through October 7. For more information, call 525-1220.

 

HARDWICK FARMERS’ MARKET

Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. at Atkins Field in Hardwick through early October.

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Located on the Causeway in Newport. Open Saturdays & Wednesdays, through October 13. Open rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EBT and debit cards accepted. Farm-to-Family coupon site. For more information, call 274-8206 or 334-6858, or find them on Facebook.

 

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. to 5 p.m.; tutorial services K-12 are scheduled by appointment. For more information, call 334-2839.

 

AL-ANON MEETING

NEW! AL-Anon meeting, “Live and Let Live Group,” every Wednesday at 12 noon at the Church of God, 295 Crawford Road, Derby.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m., at Newport Church of God, Crawford Road in 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 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

The Albany Community Dinner is held on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6 p.m., at the Albany Church on Route 14. Bring your friends and family! For more info, call 802-472-5787.

 

ALBANY FOOD BANK

The Albany Food Bank is now open every Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. and is located in the Albany Church on Route 14. Local people in need of emergency food may visit two times per month. For information, to donate, or to volunteer, call 802-472-5787.

 

 

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 to 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 NEK 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 every third Sunday, September through May, 8:30 to 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.

 

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. 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. Bone Builders on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10-11 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 7-10 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) For more information, call 525-7043.

 

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 IN NEWPORT

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 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.

 

BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAM SESSIONS

The Bobbin Mill Players will hold music jam sessions every Wednesday morning from 8 to 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 to 9:30 p.m.; Second Friday evening of the month at Lowell Church Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Second Sunday afternoon at the Glover Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m.; Third Friday evening at the Charleston Elementary School from 6 to 9 p.m., Fourth Friday evening at the Derby Line Town Hall from 6:30 to 10 p.m.; Fifth Friday evening (when there is a fifth Friday) at the Barton Memorial Building from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Millie at 334-2598 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: 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Barton Municipal Building. Derby: 2 to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Church of God on Crawford Road. Newport: 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Newport Municipal Building. Greensboro: 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the United Community Church. Craftsbury: 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Craftsbury Community Care Center. Jay/Westfield: Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Jay Community Recreational Center, and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Westfield Community Center. For more information about Bone Builders classes, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging at (802) 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.

 

COMMUNITY SEED EXCHANGE IN BARTON

The Community Seed Exchange (CSE), formerly called the Orleans County Seed Library, is open for the 2018 gardening season at the Barton Public Library. A variety of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds are available for home gardeners and homesteaders. The CSE if free and open to the public, and is open during library hours: Monday 1 to 7 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 7 p.m., Friday 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday mornings in the summer. For more information, visit the Facebook page or e-mail [email protected].

 

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 holds monthly meetings 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 NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). 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 487-9380.

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

There will be a Country Acoustic Jam held every third Sunday of the month from 1 to 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.

 

DANCE AT BEEBE TOWN HALL

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

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

The Diabetes Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the meeting room at North Country Hospital in Newport. For more information or to confirm your presence, call Barbara Grant at 334-4155.

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

 

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.

 

FALL PREVENTION TAI CHI IN BARTON

The NEK Council on Aging announces Fall Prevention Tai Chi, Level 2, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Barton Memorial Building in Barton. Free of charge. Held every Tuesday and Thursday. Call Karen Budde for more information at (802) 751-0431.

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information, contact Sandi Yandow at KIN-KAN Vermont, (802) 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. to 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. to 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 5th Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. (doors open at 6 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 to 11:30 a.m. Art Group meets Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All Recovery meets Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, e-mail Kathlene Douglass at [email protected].

 

LINE DANCING IN BARTON

Barton Area Senior Services, Inc. (BASSI) located downstairs in the Barton Memorial Building, will hold Line Dancing every first, third, and fifth Thursday of the month from 1 to 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 to 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 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. $3 donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412.

 

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN HARDWICK

Every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church on West Church Street in Hardwick. All are welcome. NA is for people who wish to try our program of complete abstinence from all drugs. This includes alcohol on an equal status with opiates or cocaine. The disease is addiction, not specific to any one particular drug. For more information, call 535-5042.

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

The Newport Area Community Orchestra is preparing to begin its eighth concert season. The orchestra rehearses every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. If you have always wanted to play in a symphony orchestra, now is the time to do so. For more information, visit www.newportareaorchestra.org or www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of 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. to 4:30 p.m.

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

  1. JOHNSBURY: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Big Book study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 673-5621.

 

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

Peacham Corner Guild is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts, and specialty foods. Located at 643 Bayley Hazen Road in Peacham. (802) 592-3332.

 

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 (802) 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 to 11:30 a.m. and at the Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 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 AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

Derby Senior Meals are held at noon every second Thursday at the Elks Lodge #2155 on the Newport-Derby Road in Derby. By donation. For more information, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging’s nutrition coordinators Jenny Patoine or Lallie Mambourg at 748-5182.

 

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 on Second Street in Newport holds a free community Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

The Memphremagog Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 7 to 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 to 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 – Dailey Memorial Library in Derby on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m.; Poulin Building in North Troy on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Sunrise Manor in Island Pond on Fridays at 10 a.m.; Barton Memorial Building, Level 2 Tai Chi, 9-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.

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 (802) 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 to 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 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail [email protected].

 

WEDNESDAY POETS: POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

This seasonal workshop meets Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library to write together and share participants’ work. Veteran and new writers are welcome to join this relaxed supportive workshop. Refreshments and materials provided. Contact [email protected] or call 525-3740.

 

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE

        Every Thursday at noon at the Westfield Community Center (North Hill Road/School St.). Suggested donation $4 with the 2nd 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 to 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 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. By donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or 467-3423.

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY

We are open Tuesdays from 12 to 4 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. The library is located in the back of the Albany Town Hall. Storytime 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. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon (April 1 through December 1). Story Time: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Winter 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 evenings during the summer and fall. Book discussions are January through May. Call Joanne Pariseau for summer programs and 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. For further information and programs, call the library at 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. [email protected]. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Sat. 10-1, Sun. 11-1, Mon. 2-5, Tues. 10-8, Wed. 10-1, Thurs. 2-5, Fri. 10-8. Story Hour: Tues. & Fri. at 10. Lego Club: Fri. at 3.

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story Time is Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Trustee meetings last Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. Tai Chi classes every Wednesday at 10 a.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. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Board of Trustees: Third Tuesday at 4 p.m. Book Club: Third Thursday at 1 p.m. Story Time: Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; closed Mondays; Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Wednesdays; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 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.

 

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, please. For more information, call the library at 472-5948.

 

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 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 meetings of the Library Committee every first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted; monthly meetings of the Friends of JML every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. 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. to 3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery. 802-748-8291. 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.

 

ART 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 (802) 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 to 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

Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston. Open June through September on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. or other times by appointment by calling 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. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 626-9011 or visit www.chuckguest.com.

 

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

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.

 

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

        Preserving the history of Derby. Located on Junior High drive. Open Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Programs 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. to 5 p.m.  “Electricity,” a traveling exhibition from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, with 16 hands-on interactive stations, on display through the summer.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

JANE’S CAFÉ AND GALLERY

43 Main St. (Rte. 5), Derby Line. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring comfort food and 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

158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Visit www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com. Fall exhibit: “NEWPORT!” on display September 14 through October 27. Opening reception on Friday, September 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

 

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.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected].

 

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 (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Retro/New, 21 Years in the Kingdom, a celebration of new works by members and friends, on display through September 22.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

        109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. [email protected]. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Open for tours. The Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop are open year-round, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Quilter’s Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m., all welcome. Beekeeping Support Group meets every fourth Wednesday from April to November from 4 to 5 p.m. Introduction to Blacksmithing every second Saturday from May through October from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., pre-registration required. Blacksmithing Open Forge held after Introduction to Blacksmithing classes from 1 to 5 p.m.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists. On display August 21 to September 22: Ben Barnes, “Nearby: Landscape Paintings.”

 

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. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. The guild features small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts and specialty foods. Located at 643 Bayley Hazen Road in Peacham. 802-592-3332

 

PLEASANT VALLEY ART GALLERY

146 White Road, Irasburg. 754-2000. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 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. 802-424-1090. Open June through September, Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and October through May, Mondays through Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 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. Whimsical sculptures and drawings by Newport’s Manfred Rieder now on display.

 

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. New Exhibit: “Bells and Whistles” on display now. Admission by donation. Self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

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.

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook. President: Peggy Loux, 343-5687. Past President: Camilla Mead, 988-4300. E-mail: [email protected]

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

(LE VIEUX FORGERON)

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

 

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