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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST 21 NEWPORT MEETING

The American Legion Post 21 in Newport will meet on Wednesday, April 18, at the post home on Veteran’s Avenue in Newport at 6:30 p.m.

 

BENEFIT BOTTLE DRIVE THROUGH THE END OF APRIL

Help the North Country Union High School Community Service Club by donating empty cans and bottles during their month-long bottle drive going on until April 30. Bottles and cans may be dropped off at either Thompson’s Redemption in Derby or Buzzy’s Beverage in Newport. All proceeds go toward the Backpack Program, providing students with nonperishable food over long weekends and vacations.

 

HISTORIC FILM SHOW AT GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

On Wednesday, April 18, a local filmmaker, Bradleigh Stockwell, will present his premier presentation of local short films, filmed on location in Newport. Mr. Stockwell is a Newport resident and has done a great deal of research into the history of Newport. This evening of short films is scheduled for 7 p.m. and is free to the public.

 

HIGHLAND CENTER MID-WEEK MOVIE: COCO

        Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro will show Coco as its mid-week movie on Wednesday, April 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Free ($5 suggested donation). Film is rated PG. For more information, visit www.highlandartsvt.org.

 

OSHER LECTURE IN NEWPORT

There will be an Osher Lecture on Wednesday, April 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport, in the second floor conference room. Handicapped accessible. Cost is $5. On Wednesday, April 18, Robert M. Hunt, Curator of the Old Stone House Museum, will present “George Washington Henderson – From illiterate slave to distinguished educator.” For more information, visit www.learn.uvm.edu/osher or call Suzi at 673-9499.

 

AN EVENING OF PULP FICTION IN ST. JOHNSBURY

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum’s Arts and Culture Series presents An Evening of Pulp Fiction on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Murder Ink, a three-volume short story anthology of newsroom detective fiction told by authors from around New England. Join series editor Dan Szczesny, along with authors Steve Cahill and Judith Janoo, for an evening of readings and history. This multimedia presentation will explore the beginnings of the genre, look at the crossover into Film Noir, and explore why the newsroom makes such a perfect setting for the dark styles of Pulp and Noir. For more information, call 748-8291 or visit www.stjathenaeum.org.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 19

 

FRIENDS & DRIFTERS AT AMERICAN LEGION IN NEWPORT

Friends & Drifters will perform at the American Legion Post 21 on Veterans Avenue (next to the high school) in Newport on Thursday, April 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. No cover.

 

ALBANY STORE INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Albany Community Trust Inc. (ACT) is a nonprofit organization raising funds to purchase and reestablish the Albany store on Route 14 in Albany Village. ACT will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Albany Town Hall to share its goals, progress, and vision for the Albany store’s future, to address the community’s questions, and to hear ideas. ACT welcomes all community members to attend. For more information, visit www.albanycommunitytrust.org.

 

IRASBURG UNITED CHURCH SENIOR MEAL

The Irasburg United Church Senior Meal for April will be on Thursday, April 19, at noon and will feature barbecue chicken, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, punch and coffee.

 

LYNDON STATE COLLEGE’S TWILIGHT PLAYERS TO PRESENT SWEENEY TODD

        On April 19 through 22, Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players will present Stephen Sondheim’s masterwork, Sweeney Todd. Billed as the first “cannibal musical,” Sweeney Todd features Sondheim’s masterpiece score, dark humor, and lots of blood. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. on April 19 through 21, and 2 p.m. on April 22. Admission is by donation (free to LSC and JSC students with ID). Tickets are available at the door. For more information or to reserve seating, call 626-3663. Please note that Sweeney Todd contains adult material that may not be appropriate for young children. Please use discretion.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 20

 

JAM SESSION IN CHARLESTON

The Charleston School Music Program will hold a Jam Session on Friday, April 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. at the Charleston Elementary School in East Charleston. Suggested donation is $3. Snacks available. All are welcome—Musicians, singers, community. For more information, visit www.ces.ncsuvt.org or call 895-2915.

 

PRESENTATION ON CLIMATE CHANGE AT STERLING COLLEGE

In recognition of Earth Day, Sterling College, Craftsbury Energy Committee, and WonderArts, will host Michael Billingsley with a presentation on climate change, including the most recent “Cyclone Bomb” storms this past 2018 winter. This presentation will take place on Friday, April 20, at 6:45 p.m. in Simpson Hall at Sterling College in Craftsbury Common. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

KROKA EXPEDITIONS: WHERE CONSCIOUSNESS MEETS WILDERNESS

In late March, students from Kroka Expeditions arrive at NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston after a winter spent traveling through Vermont and northern Quebec on Nordic skis. They set up camp for three weeks, learning about the forest, crafting ash pack baskets, and preparing for their return sojourn home. Come join the students on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m., as they share images, stories, and lessons learned on this incredible journey. $5 suggested donation. For more information, call 723-6551, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

NORTHERN VERMONT UNIVERSITY OPEN HOUSES

Northern Vermont University will host an open house for prospective students and their families from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at NVU-Johnson and from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at NVU-Lyndon. The free events will include a campus tour, lunch, and the opportunity to talk with faculty, staff, students, and financial aid and admissions representatives. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, visit northernvermont.edu/visit.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

 

AN EVENIGN OF SHORT FILMS BY B. STEPHEN STOCKWELL IN ORLEANS

Filmed on location in Vermont, an evening of short films by B. Stephen Stockwell, will be held Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. at Jones Memorial Library in Orleans. This is a free event. For more information, contact 754-6660 or [email protected]

 

TEXAS HOLD ’EM IN WESTFIELD

There will be a Texas Hold ’Em Tournament at the Westfield Community Center on Saturday, April 21, to benefit the Vermont Lions Charities. Doors open at 9 a.m. with the tournament running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is a $35 buy-in with an optional $5 high hand. Lunch will be available. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. For more information, call Connie or Yvan LaPlume at 744-9927.

 

STUDIO STOMP: THE CRAFTSBURY VIBRATIONS WITH NATALIE ALLEN

The Vibrations have been making Vermonters get down on the dance floor for almost forty years, and they’re bringing their blend of up-tempo country, rock, and pop to the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro for their spring installment of Studio Stomp. The Café bar will be open as well. Performance will be Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 533-2000, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.highlandartsvt.org.

 

MEET AND GREET KEITH STERN IN DERBY

Meet Keith Stern, a conservative constitutionalist running for governor of Vermont, on Saturday, April 21, from 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dailey Memorial Library in Derby. Come for a few minutes or a few hours. Pick up materials to share, a yard sign, and have some great conversation.

 

VT BLUEGRASS PIONEERS AT THE MUSIC BOX

Bluegrass comes to the stage at The Music Box in Craftsbury with the VT Bluegrass Pioneers on Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m. Donation at the door. For more information, visit www.themusicboxcraftsbury.org or call 586-7533.

 

BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE

Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, April 21, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall. Play games like the Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Dominion. Newcomers taught all games. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/borderboardgames or call 873-3028 or e-mail [email protected].

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

 

LIVING WOODS ENSEMBLE AT ST. MARK’S

The Living Woods Ensemble will perform at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 (under 16 free).

 

MONDAY, APRIL 23

 

FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT

There will be a free CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, April 23, 24, and 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. These classes are being held to prepare people for the CDL learner’s permit. The class includes instruction for those who would like to drive a bus as well. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, call 334-2839.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 24

 

FREE FOOD SHARE IN ORLEANS

There will be a free food share on Tuesday, April 24, from noon to 2 p.m. at Orleans Emergency Unit at 4394 Barton-Orleans Road. Seniors and the physically disabled will be served first. There will be over 10,000 lbs. of free food distributed to folks in needs. For more information, call 626-1212 or 563-3322, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.fiancp.org.

 

FREE WRITING WORKSHOP AT GALAXY BOOKSHOP

Author and writing coach Annalisa Parent will give a free workshop at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. Parent’s new book, Storytelling for Pantsers, is a guide to writing without an outline for novelists and those who have a novel inside them but aren’t sure how to get it on paper. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit galaxybookshop.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

 

IT’S CRIMINAL FILM AT NVU-LYNDON

The documentary It’s Criminal, which highlights social and economic inequalities by focusing on Dartmouth College students and incarcerated women, will be screened on Wednesday, April 25, at Northern Vermont University–Lyndon starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Burke Mountain Room at the Samuel Read Hall Library with a discussion afterwards. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.itscriminal.com.

 

HIGHLAND CENTER MID-WEEK MOVIE: LADY BIRD

        Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro will show Lady Bird as its mid-week movie on Wednesday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Free ($5 suggested donation). Film is rated PG. For more information, visit www.highlandartsvt.org.

 

ATMOSPHERIC ENGINEERING DISCUSSION IN DERBY LINE

Should we spray chemicals into Earth’s atmosphere to cool it to avert the affects of global climate change due to warming? George Weller invites the public to a discussion about Atmospheric Engineering on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the UU Church in Derby Line. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

OSHER LECTURE IN NEWPORT

There will be an Osher Lecture on Wednesday, April 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport, in the second floor conference room. Handicapped accessible. Cost is $5. On Wednesday, April 25, Paul C. Carignan presents “Archeology of Lake Memphremagog Area: Paleo-Indian to the present Abenakis.” For more information, visit www.learn.uvm.edu/osher or call Suzi at 673-9499.

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR JAY FOCUS GROUP SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

The Jay Focus Group announces its 5th Annual Summer Camp Program to send a student(s) from Orleans County to summer camp for a week. Application and a brief description from each student must be submitted to the Jay Focus Group Summer Camp Program no later than April 25. Decisions will be made by May 1. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, child must be in kindergarten through grade 12 as of July 1, 2018. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or through the schools. Home schooled children are welcome to apply. Previous recipients of the Summer Camp Program are not eligible to apply. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 26

 

LIL’ DEB & BIG WIND AT AMERICAN LEGION IN NEWPORT

Lil’ Deb & Big Wind will perform at the American Legion Post 21 on Veterans Avenue (next to the high school) in Newport on Thursday, April 26rom 6:30 to 9 p.m. No cover.

 

LR CHORAL PROGRAM PRESENTS SPRING CONCERT

On Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. at the Barton United Church, the Lake Region choral program will present a concert featuring the chorus, select chorus, and the vocal ensembles “Sweet and Low” and “Out on a Hymn.” Music director is Dr. Sara Doncaster and the accompanist is Mark Violette. Admission is free but donations will be accepted to benefit the Music Activities Fund.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27

 

FOLK MUSIC CONCERT IN IRASBURG

The international Celtic stars Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet will perform on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Irasburg Town Hall. This will be a high-energy, fun concert of music from Spain, Ireland, Quebec, Scotland, and more. Tickets are $10 for adults, free for kids. BYOB and there will be a potluck buffet. For more information, visit www.artemisconcertseries.org or contact Darryl at (201) 723-6115 or [email protected].

 

“GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN WEEKEND” IN ISLAND POND

        Island Pond will hold a “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Weekend” starting Friday, April 27, through Sunday, April 29. The weekend offers three days of nonstop events including a dinner tour, spa services, paint and sips, and a wine tasting. The Vermont Comedy Divas will headline the Friday night entertainment while Men in Motion Male Revue will be on Saturday. For a complete schedule of events and to buy tickets, visit http://tickets.visitislandpond.com or stop in to The Hearth & Home Country Store in downtown Island Pond.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

 

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER IN NEWPORT CENTER

There will be a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner at the Newport Center United Methodist Church on Vance Hill Road in Newport Center on Saturday, April 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Meal includes chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, cranberry sauce, homemade pies, and assorted desserts. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children six to 12, and free for children five and under. Takeout available.

 

DAY IN THE DIRT IN ISLAND POND

Volunteer registration is open for the sixth annual Day in the Dirt to be held Saturday, April 28, at sites around the state, including the Island Pond Community Garden in Island Pond. For more information about Day in the Dirt and volunteer registration, visit www.vcgn.org/dirt or call (802) 861-4796.

 

GAME OF LOGGING LEVELS 1 & 2 AT NORTHWOODS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold Game of Logging on Saturday, April 28 (Level 1), and Sunday, April 29 (Level 2), from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $180 per level. Sharpen skills and stay safe in the woods with these nationally acclaimed courses. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 723-6551 or e-mail [email protected].

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR MEMOIR WORKSHOP AT MAC CENTER

Photos and our Memories, a memoir workshop, will be held at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required by Sunday, April 22. Instructors are Patty Oliver-Smith and Peggy Sapphire. Bring a photo, journal, and pen, but paper and pen are provided. Fee is $10. For more information, call 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

 

 

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR TAG & BAKE SALE

St. Vincent’s in North Troy is gearing up for its annual spring tag and bake sale and is now accepting donations of good, clean, used items for the sale. Please call 988-2592 or 988-2348 to arrange a drop-off time. Please no clothes at this time.

 

JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP FOR LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

The nonprofit Jay Focus Group is offering up to a $500 Community Service Scholarship to a high school senior from Orleans County to enhance their future through continued education to assist with educational costs. Requires previous community service involvement. Application can be found online at www.jayvt.com and must be received on or before May 1, 2018. Winner will be announced on May 15. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild Scholarship applications of the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship, open to Vermont residents ages 16 through adult, are now being received. The deadline is May 1, 2018. Find the application online at www.woodenhorsearts.com/scholarships.shtml or see: “Finding your way in the arts” at blog.woodenhorsearts.com.

 

ANNUAL RHONDA LIBBY MEMORIAL TRAIL RIDE

The eighth annual Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride will take place on June 9 at 9:30 a.m., starting at Lesa Johnson’s house at 617 Wheelock Road in Sutton. This is a four-hour horseback ride through beautiful scenic woods with plenty of fresh water on the trails. $25 registration fee includes lunch. All people who get $25 or more in pledges, in addition to the registration fee, will receive a free T-shirt or tank top. Pre-register by June 5 by calling Connie at 525-4003, Lesa at 427-3031, or Pam at 754-8416. Riders must provide their own horse. Non-riders can make a donation or pledge someone who is riding. Proceeds benefit local animal rescue organizations.

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS

Vermont Family Theatre presents its schedule for its upcoming 21st season of summer camps, which start in June. Performances are held with each camp. For this year’s camp dates and locations, as well as details on each camp, visit www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or call 754-2187 in the evenings.

 

VENDORS & MUSICIANS WANTED FOR NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Vendors and musicians (free or cheap) are wanted for the Newport Farmers’ Market this summer, especially cheese vendors, and annual/perennial plants vendors. Everything grown or made by vendors. For more information, call Judy at 274-8206.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR GLOVER FARMERS’ MARKET

Vendors are wanted for the Glover Farmers’ Market which runs Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting June 3 and ending October 7. For more information, call 525-1220.

 

VENDORS NEEDED FOR WESTMORE FARMERS’ MARKET

Vendors are needed for the weekly Farmers’ Market in Westmore, held every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from July 3 through August 28 at the Westmore Fellowship Hall. Tables are $20 each. Call Gail Brown at 525-4179 or e-mail [email protected] to reserve a spot.

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SUMMER CRAFT FESTIVAL

Crafters and vendors are invited to participate in the Dailey Memorial Library Summer Craft Festival to be held on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Derby green. The cost of a booth is $50. Please call the library at 766-5063 for more information or to obtain an application.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES

Community College of Vermont (CCV) Job Hunt Helper is available at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport for six hours a week to offer career services to library patrons and job seekers. Find employment opportunities in the area, write a resumé and cover letter, apply for jobs online, assess skills and interests, use the Internet to explore career opportunities, and learn about education and training programs. Available on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m., January 9 through May 22. For more information, call 334-7902.

 

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]

 

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 with us 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 you need is an interest in aviation. Each meeting begins with a short business session where we discuss the minutes and reports from our chapter’s previous meeting, plus our past and future events. We then move on to something educational, such as aircraft maintenance, safety, members’ projects, or speakers and documentary movies from EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.

 

“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 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.

 

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.

 

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 has openings for violin, cello, clarinet, oboe, French horn, and trombone. We are a growing and well-established community orchestra located in the NEK of Vermont. The orchestra plays two concerts each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. For more information, please contact us at 766-3021 or www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line.

 

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

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.

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at 535-2011 or [email protected], or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.

 

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.

 

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.

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 AT 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].

 

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 through November). Friday Afternoon Classic Movies, Friday Night Movies, Friday Evening Potlucks. Scrabble Players meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays year-round. Book Discussions are January through May. Wednesday After-School Programs: Fall, Winter, Spring. Call for 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: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

 

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 Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Tai Chi classes Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. Line Dancing Classes with Maureen Profera on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call the library to register. 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., Saturdays (December-April) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday Play Group and Story Time (Fall, Winter, Spring) 9:30-11 a.m. at the Glover Town Hall.

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. 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 meeting monthly, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Book discussion group held third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Job Hunt/Computer Help with CCV student on Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 12 to 3 p.m. from January 9 to May 22. Story Time: Tuesday mornings at 11 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. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 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 noon to 1 p.m. for interested 12- to 19-year-olds. No experience required. Club de Lecture (in French): First Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. Book Club (in English): Second Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Nancy 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. 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. Story Time on Mondays at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monthly meetings of the Friends of JML every second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Handicapped accessible.

 

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 for children on Fridays at 10 a.m. (October 6–May 31 when school is in session).

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Monday & Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Thursday & Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Story Time on Fridays at 10 a.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.

 

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), and is open by appointment. 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.

 

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. Out on a Limb, an exhibition of paintings by artist Anne Sargent Walker that explores effects of climate change on our environment, will be on display April 22 through June 8. An artist’s reception will be held Thursday, May 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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. 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.

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM

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

 

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857. 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. On exhibit are 27 works of art from Lyman Orton’s collection of GRACE artwork.

 

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. MUSE, Three Vermont artists reflect on spirit guides, journeying, introspection, and winter’s quiet, on display through May 28. Also, Peter Schumann’s Post-Apocalyptic Woodcuts for the ¾ Empire on display until May 28 with special event on May 20 at 3 p.m.

 

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. The paintings of Jan Ghiringhelli; oils and pastels, plein air and studio paintings.

 

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. SMALL ART!, exploring the Teeny Tiny Wonders of the Artistry of the Diminutive, will be on display through May 5, Tuesdays through Saturdays, free of charge.

 

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 Newport’s forever changing history and landmarks. FIRST SHOWCASE EXHIBIT: “Keeping the Memphre Legacy Alive in the Years Yet to Be.” SECOND SHOWCASE EXHIBIT: “Celebrating 100 Years of Remembering ‘The Lady of the Lake’s’ Last Days – (1917-2017) here at Steamboat Wharf in Newport.”

 

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. “12×12 – Stone to Sand and Back Again,” works by Bob Manning, will be on display April 20 through June 2 with a reception on Friday, April 27, from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

        109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. [email protected]. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Opening May 16 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. Craft Circles (all welcome!): Quilter’s Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists. An exhibit of paintings by outsider artists in the GRACE program will be on display through May 1.

 

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.

 

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. An exhibit of works by Elise Andrea is on display through May 9. Landscapes, figures, and animals in mixed media.

 

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.

 

THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY

240a Dufferin St., Stanstead, Quebec. All are welcome! Hours: Thurs.–Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.levieuxforgeron.com

 

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

240 A Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec. (819) 876-2282. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the heart of Rock Island in the historical Ye Olde Blacksmith overlooking the Tomifobia River. This historical blacksmith shop is now a cozy gallery featuring a variety of works from numerous local artists. www.levieuxforgeron.com

 

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