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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.

THURSDAY, DECMEBER 12

CAROLING IN WESTFIELD

Join the town of Westfield for Caroling on the Common on Thursday, December 12 at 6 p.m. on the Westfield Common (Route 100 at North Hill Rd.). There will be a bonfire, hot beverages, and donuts. Santa will arrive in his fire truck sleigh (at approximately 6:30 p.m.), courtesy of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department, to visit with children and hand out treats! For additional information contact the town clerk’s office at 744-2484.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS FINAL EXHIBIT – FACES

On Friday, December 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. the MAC Center will hold an opening reception for its final exhibit — Faces. The exhibit will be held in the Downstairs Connection, 158 Main Street, Newport. Open and Free to the public. Exhibit runs through January 4, 2020. For more information, call (802) 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

CHRISTMAS CANTATA AT BARTON UNITED CHURCH

Christmas Cantata to be held at the Barton United Church on Saturday, December 14, at 3 p.m. Written by Pepper Choplin, Christmas Presence is a Gathering of Hope, Peace, and Love. Free will offering and refreshments to follow. Catherine McMaster plays and directs from the piano.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR IN DERBY

A holiday bazaar will be held at Paul’s Dance Hall, Route 5 in Derby, on Saturday, December 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission.

UNITED CHURCH OF NEWPORT ANNUAL COOKIE FAIR

On Saturday, December 14 the Friendship Circle of United Church of Newport will hold their Annual Cookie Fair from 10 a.m. to noon. Hundreds of festive and delicious homemade cookies.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH COOKIE FAIR

On December 14 from 9 a.m. to noon St. Vincent de Paul Church in North Troy will hold a cookie fair. Choose from a large selection of fancy Christmas cookies including gingerbread, snickerdoodles, filled cookies, Swedish butterballs, fudge and much more. Mix and match favorites.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC IN ORLEANS

Vermont Family Theatre presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music in the Orleans Municipal Building Theater at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 15. Tickets on sale at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, please visit www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com.

THE MICHAEL HAHN TRIO AT THE MUSIC BOX

The Michael Hahn Trio will perform a diverse variety of acoustic music at the Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets available at the door, kids free. For more information, call 586-7533 or visit www.themusicboxcraftsbury.org.

GOODRICH LIBRARY ANNUAL WINTER CONCERT & OPEN HOUSE

The Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport will be hosting its annual winter concert and open house  on December 14. The concert  and open house will begin at 1 p.m. with The United Church of Newport Handbell Choir, offering an array of seasonal classics and sing-alongs. This event is free and open to the public of all ages. The accessibility entrance is located at the back of the building. For more information, call 334-7902 or visit www.goodrichlibrary.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE

Dances of Universal Peace will be held in the Derby Line village hall at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 15. Simple, joyous, meditative, multicultural, circle dances that use sacred phrases, chants, music and movements to touch the spiritual essence within all and to recognize it in others. No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is welcomed. For more information contact Heather at 895-4341

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

TREE OF LIGHTS HOSPICE FUNDRAISER FOR ORLEANS ESSEX VNA & HOSPICE, INC.

The Tree of Lights annual benefit for the Hospice program of Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice, Inc. ceremony of the reading of the names will take place on Monday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. at the Community National Bank, Derby Branch Office, with light refreshments and cookies served. The tree will be lit through January 3, 2020. Donations of $5 are accepted at Community National Bank branches in Newport, Derby, Derby Line, Troy, Island Pond, and Barton, as well as at Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice, Inc.  For more information, please call 334-5213.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS ANNUAL CANDLE LIGHTING IN ORLEANS

The Northeast Kingdom Chapter of The Compassionate Friends Annual Candle Lighting will be held on Tuesday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Orleans Federated Church, School St. in Orleans. All families are welcome. Bring photos of loved ones to place on the table, share your story, share a song, a poem, or special saying, to help with the pain of losing a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter. Light a candle to honor and remember them. Light refreshment will be served. For questions, please contact Fran Smith 487-9187 or 673-9910 or Bev Gage 754-2085.

THE KINGDOM’S GOT TALENT BENEFIT AUDITION

Come out and show what you’ve got at The Audition Search for Kingdom’s Got Talent on Tuesday, December 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. (ages 6 to 105) in the Dancing Sail Event Room at the Eastside Restaurant & Pub in Newport in front of a live audience! Appetizers and cash bar! Tickets/audition applications available from Catamountarts.org, Hearth and Home Country Store in Island Pond, Madame Archetypes Panoply and The Eastside Restaurant & Pub in Newport. The Kingdom’s Got Talent Show will be held in February. For more information, contact Sunny Naughton at [email protected] or joshuahousenek.com. Proceeds benefit Joshua House Inc.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

RUG HOOKING GROUP MEET

Bring a project or start a new one at the Third Wednesday Rug Hookers meeting, December 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Vermont Quilter’s Schoolhouse, 6529 VT Rte. 100, Troy. Beginners Welcome. Refreshments served, bring a coffee mug. For information, or to confirm attendance, please contact Carolyn (802) 730-3559 or email: [email protected].

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

BOARD GAME NIGHT IN DERBY

Come and play a new variety of board games on December 21 at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall.  This is for those who love science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, and games.  All are welcome.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/borderboardgames/, or contact 873-3028, or email [email protected]

PRE-REGISTRATION

BARTON’S HOLIDAY IN THE VILLAGE

Holiday in the Village to benefit the Barton Public Library will be held on Saturday, December 28. Meet at the Barton memorial building for horse drawn wagon rides from 6-8 p.m. Then from 7-10 p.m. listen and dance to Li’l Deb and Big Wind, playing favorite music. Hearty appetizers all evening. BYOB for $25/couple, $15/single. Tickets can be purchased at the library, or at the door.

GROUP SKI LESSONS AT NORTHWOODS

Northwoods will be hosting three group ski lessons on their campus Saturday, January 18, Monday, February 17 and Saturday, March 14, from noon to 3 p.m. Lessons will be taught by an experienced local ski marathoner and PSIA level I Nordic instructor (classic, skate & tele). $20/person lesson and gear rental, $10/person without gear rental. Location: NorthWoods Main Lodge, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston. More info visit, www.northwoodscenter.org or email [email protected]

MODERN TRADITIONS IN HUNTING AND ANGLING: WINTER WILDLIFE TRACKING

Join VT Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group for an animal tracking seminar on Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $15 registration, includes snowshoes, and FREE for VTFWCG members.  After a brief educational session on how to assess footprints in the snow, everyone will go outside to find signs, figure out who shares the winter landscape, and determine what they are up to. Dress for the weather, snowshoes available form NorthWoods. Location: NorthWoods Main Lodge, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston. More info visit www.northwoodscenter.org or email [email protected]

WINTER DAY CAMP AT NORTHWOODS

Northwoods will hold a winter day camp for kids (aged 6 -14) Monday through Thursday, February 24-27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Cost:  $150 for 4 days, or $45/day, Lunch and outdoor equipment provided. There will be exploration by snowshoe and ski, and indoor arts and crafts. Sample culture in the North, from ice fishing to shared stories and games. Look for signs of winter wildlife, and learn about the adaptations that help these animals thrive, not just survive, Vermont’s long winters. Gear and homemade lunch included. Scholarships available. Location: NorthWoods Main Lodge, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston. More info visit www.northwoodscenter.org or email [email protected]

MODERN TRADITIONS IN HUNTING AND ANGLING: FLY TYING WORKSHOP

Northwoods will hold a Fly Tying Workshop on Wednesday, March 18 and Friday, March 20, from 6 to  8:30 p.m.. During this course instructed by Gavin Wright on techniques for tying the four basic fly types. Registration deadline: February 15. Cost $25, Fly tying tool kit, $50. Location: NorthWoods Main Lodge, 154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston. More info visit www.northwoodscenter.org or email [email protected]

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. No meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 24 or Tuesday, January 31. Discussion meeting is open to anyone whose life is affected by someone’s addictions. Newcomers welcome.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

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

AMERICAN LEGION POST #21 IN NEWPORT

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

AMERICAN LEGION POST #23 IN ORLEANS BREAKFAST BUFFET

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

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION AQUA EXERCISE PROGRAM

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

BARTON AREA SENIOR SERVICES, INC. (BASSI)

Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Meals will be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Closed if schools are closed due to weather. Suggested donation of $5 for people under 60 and $4 for seniors, but no one is required to pay. Come early for coffee, cards, and conversation. Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays from 9 – 10 a.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. Derby: 2-3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Church of God on Crawford Road. Newport: 10-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Newport Municipal Building. Greensboro: 10-11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the United Community Church. Craftsbury: 10-11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Craftsbury Community Care Center. Jay/Westfield: Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Jay Community Recreational Center, and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Westfield Community Center. For more information about Bone Builders classes, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging at 751-0431.

BRIDGE CLUB

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

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

A free community meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM

The Compassionate Friends of the Northeast Kingdom, a support group offering friendship and understanding to families grieving the death of a child of any age, and from any cause, will hold its monthly meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at the Orleans Federated Church, School Street, in Orleans. Please note there will not be a meeting for January. For more information regarding the Compassionate Friends, please call Fran Smith at 487-9187 or Bev Gage, 754-2085.

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN DERBY

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

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

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

COVENTRY INFANT/TODDLER PLAYGROUP

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

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.

CRAFTSBURY ENERGY COMMITTEE PRESENTATIONS

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

CRIBBAGE & TACO TUESDAY AT NEWPORT VFW

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

DANCE AT BEEBE TOWN HALL

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

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION

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

FROM HURTING TO HEALING, ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES

From Hurting to Healing, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families will meet on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. at the Church of God on Crawford Hill Road in Newport.  For Information, please call 673-5621 or 754-2029.  This is a 12-step program.

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

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

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

JAM SESSIONS IN BARTON

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

JAM SESSION IN ISLAND POND

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

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE

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

JOURNEY TO RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER

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

Lake region senior meal

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

LINE DANCING IN BARTON

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

LINE DANCING IN DERBY

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

LINE DANCING IN TROY

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

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

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

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE (NEKCA)

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

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

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

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

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

PREVENTION WORKGROUP

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

PRO BONO (FREE) LEGAL CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

RSVP BONE BUILDING & STRENGTHENING CLASSES IN JAY

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

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

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

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

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

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

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

TAI CHI CLASSES (FREE)

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

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

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

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

TOPS MEETING IN BARTON

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

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

VERMONT DEPTARTMENT OF LABOR JOB CLUB

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

VERMONT HOOKED RUGS MONTHLY MEETING

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

VETERANS & SUPPORTERS

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

VFW POST 798 & AUXILIARY

Meeting are held second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. 141 Central Street, Newport.  Taco Tuesdays – $2 tacos from 5:30-7:30 p.m. See Facebook page for all events and updates.

WEDNESDAY POETS

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

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE

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

Wii BOWLING IN BARTON

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

Wii BOWLING IN WEST BURKE

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

GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

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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. through September. Also open by appointment.  For information call 723-6024 or 895-2901.

CHUCK GUEST GALLERY

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

CLIP JOINT & COMPANY

An exhibit of photos, Originals by Elaine Cole-Kerr. Located at 9 South Main Street in Hardwick. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information call 535-8602.

COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

COLE KERR ORIGINALS ART GALLERY

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

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

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

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION & BARTON MUSEUM

Located at the Pierce House on Water Street in Barton. Closed for the season. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours year-round.  The museum will be open by appointment by calling 525-3084.

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM

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

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857 or [email protected], www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members.

GREATER BARTON ARTS CENTER

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

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. 533-9075 or www.highlandartsvt.org. Gallery Hours Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., closed Monday.  Events are an eclectic mix of music, performances, a featured gallery exhibit, and movie nights.

Find more information online at highlandartsvt.org.

JANE’S CAFÉ AND GALLERY

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

LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

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

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

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

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

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

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

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

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (Back room GaLLERY)

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

OLD FIREHOUSE GALLERY

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

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

The Old Stone House Historic Village, 109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. Museum is closed for the season. Administrative offices are open year-round, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Brownington Yoga every Saturday, from 10-11 a.m. in the Grammar School. Free lunch following! New volunteers and members are welcome at any time of the year. For more information, visit the website at www.oldstonehousemuseum.org or on Facebook @oldstonehousemuseum. Office 754-2022.

PARKER PIE GALLERY

The Parker Pie Gallery is showing a new exhibit, Glaciers: photographs by Chip Troiano and paintings by Elizabeth Nelson.  The exhibit will be on display til January 21.  Located at 161 County Road, West Glover. (802) 525-3366.

PARSON’S CORNER

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

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

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

PLEASANT VALLEY ART GALLERY

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

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

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

ST. JOHNSBURY HISTORY & HERITAGE CENTER

From the Fairbanks’ invention of the platform scale to the role of local soldiers in the Civil War, the rich history of St. Johnsbury unfolds at the St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center. Visit and explore the exhibits in the House and Carriage Barn at 421 Summer Street, St. Johnsbury. 424-1090. Open 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

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ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY

The library is located in the back of the Albany Town Hall. Open Mondays 3 – 5 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Story Time for all ages is 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Phone: 755-6107. E-mail: [email protected]

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon-5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon-7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting will be held Thursday, December 19 at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Ongoing at the library: Children’s story time for ages 0-5 Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.; Beginner computer class, Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.- noon; Origami group Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for grades 4-8 (adults welcome too); Tech tutoring Saturdays by appointment (30 minute slots) starting at 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.  Call for appointment 626-5475. These programs are free, open to the public, and handicapped accessible. Home delivery of books available for those homebound. For further information and programs, check on Facebook, or call the library at 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org.

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. [email protected] www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Board of Trustees: Third Tuesday at 4 p.m. Book Club: Third Thursday at 1 p.m. Story time: Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Fine forgiveness season is underway! All overdue books and other materials that are returned between Monday, December 2 and Saturday, January 4 will be exempt from fines.

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sundays 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; closed Mondays; Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; closed Wednesdays; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Story Hour for Children: at Four Seasons Learning, Fridays at 10 a.m.; Story Time for ages 0-6 every Thursday at 10 a.m.; and for ages 6-12 every Tuesday at 10 a.m. First Saturday Guest Reader program the first Saturday of each month from 10-11 a.m. Poetry workshops will be held every Thursday at 2 p.m. with Phyllis Larrabee, poet, playwright, and storyteller helping participants with their own poetry or finding inspiration to write poetry. For more information, call Mary Metcalf, librarian, at 533-2531 .

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3-8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3-6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Story hour Fridays at 10 a.m., except when school is not in session. For more information call 754-6354 or 754-2012.

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Monday and Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. www.randmemorial.com. Story time is on Fridays at 10 a.m. and children’s book club is on Thursdays at 4 p.m.

ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Story Time (Acorn Club): Fridays at 10:30 a.m., ages 0 to 6, children’s Library. First Wednesday Series. Scrabble Club: First Saturday of each month from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery. 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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