Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and priority is given to events in Orleans County. We reserve the right to omit events, especially events that run weekly, if needed. Deadline for event submissions is Monday at noon. Thank you! Events are also listed online at www.bartonchronicle.com/events.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

 

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR GARDEN

Pam Kennedy will explore strategies to enhance your garden’s performance including soil health/compost, companion planting, crop rotation, and extending the season on Wednesday, May 18, at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For more information and to register, call 754-2022 or e-mail [email protected].

 

PRESENTATION ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY & ENVIRONMENTALLY COMPATIBLE BUILDING DESIGNS

On Wednesday, May 18, at the Craftsbury Public Library, the Craftsbury Energy Committee will be hosting a presentation by Patrick Kane of Kane Architecture, who will give a presentation on his energy efficiency and environmentally-conscious residential and commercial building designs. The presentation will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (802) 281-4432.

 

OSHER LECTURE IN NEWPORT

The Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, May 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport. Topic: Nancy Marie Brown presents “The Mystery of the Lewis Chessmen.” Cost is $5 and refreshments and conversation follow. For more information, call 673-9499 or e-mail [email protected].

 

CRAFT CIRCLES AT OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM

All are welcome at the Craft Circles held at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. Spinner’s Circle meets the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. (bring lunch). Quilter’s circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call 754-2022 or e-mail [email protected], or visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

LOWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

The Lowell Historical Society will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lowell Town Offices. Bethany Dunbar will discuss her history of Lowell chapter on the asbestos mine.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 19

 

NCH AUXILIARY LUNCHEON

The next Auxiliary Lunch Meeting of the North Country Hospital Auxiliary will be Thursday, May 19, at Dusit Thai Cuisine on Main Street in Newport. Lunch begins at noon with guest speaker Karen Ward, financial planner at Edward Jones. You do not need to be an auxiliary member to attend. Please call in your RSVP to Marrilyn Barry at 334-3286.

 

ALMOST, MAINE PLAY IN ST. JOHNSBURY

Almost, Maine is a funny, quirky, romantic, and touching play about the ins and outs of love, and is produced by the St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre. Almost, Maine will play at Fuller Hall on Thursday and Friday, May 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 21, at 2 p.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors at the door.

 

IRASBURG UNITED CHURCH SENIOR MEAL

The Irasburg United Church senior meal on Thursday, May 19, will feature meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, dessert, coffee, and punch.

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

The Diabetes Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the North Country Hospital meeting room (ground floor) in Newport. For more information or to confirm your presence, call Barbara Grant at 334-4155.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 20

 

DANDY DINNER IN NEWPORT

Before Saturday’s annual Dandelion Run, a Dandy Dinner will be held at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport on Friday, May 20. Reckless Breakfast, a contemporary and eclectic bluegrass band, will perform from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Cost is $5. Open to the public.

 

JAM SESSION IN CHARLESTON

There will be a Jam Session to benefit the Charleston School Music Program on Friday, May 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., at the Charleston Elementary School. Suggested donation is $3. Snacks available. All are welcome: Musicians, singers, community.

 

“BLOOMS & BREW” IN NEWPORT

The North Country Friends of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra announces its annual benefit party, this year titled “Blooms and Brew,” at Spates the Florist, 20 Elm Street in Newport on Friday, May 20, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. Enjoy cheerful music and enjoy Trapp Lager while socializing with friends in a lovely setting on a spring evening. Gourmet German fare provided by The Dancing Sail from the Eastside Restaurant. Two complimentary glasses of Trapp Lager or wine with ticket purchase. Cost is $30 per person and space is limited. Purchase tickets in advance at Spates the Florist, MAC Center (on Main Street in Newport), or call 988-4786 or at https://vso.givez.ooks.com/events/blooms-and-brew. All proceeds support the VSO.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 21

 

JIMMY T. THURSTON CONCERT IN NEWPORT

Jimmy T. Thurston will perform live on Saturday, May 21, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 21 in Newport. Cost is $10. Food available. Cash bar. Tickets available at the Newport American Legion Wednesday through Sunday after 4 p.m., or call Steve Roberts at 334-7308 or 522-0226, Richard Lafoe at 274-4418, or Ray Bertrand at 1-860-830-5202.

 

BIKE TUNE-UP WORKSHOP IN HARDWICK

Learn how to tune up your bike and get ready for the riding season ahead! The Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick will have local bicycle mechanic, Emmett Avery, on the library’s back lawn on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, for drop-in instructions about how to tune your bike. He will have tools and a bike stand, you bring your bike. For more information, call the library at 472-5948 or e-mail [email protected].

 

TEXAS HOLD ’EM IN WESTFIELD

There will be a Texas Hold ’em Tournament on Saturday, May 21, at the Westfield Community Center, located at 59 North Hill Road in Westfield. $35 buy-in with optional $5 high hand. Doors open at 9 a.m. Game starts at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club with the proceeds to benefit the Greatful Treads Youth Bikers Club. Lunch available.

 

LUNARt MADNESS AT MAC CENTER

MAC Center for the Arts, located on Main Street in Newport, presents LUNARt MADNESS, an enchanted evening of music and prose, on Saturday, May 21, from 7 to 9 p.m. Seating is limited. $7 general admission benefitting MAC. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com.

 

BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE

Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall. We play games like the Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Diminion. We gladly teach newcomers. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/borderboardgames or call 873-3028, or e-mail [email protected].

 

ANNUAL SALE IN CRAFTSBURY

The annual Craftsbury Public Library plant sale, yard sale, book sale, and bake sale will take place on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale will be held in the basement of the Church on the Common and also in the library. For more information, contact the libraby at 586-9683.

 

HORSE & PONY PULL AT FAIRGROUNDS

The Northeast Kingdom Pulling Association will hold a Horse and Pony Pull on Saturday, May 21, at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton. For more information, call Harvey Lyons at (802) 917-1371.

 

DANDELION RUN

The annual Dandelion Run will take place on Saturday, May 21, starting at 9 a.m. at the Derby Beach House, 220 4H Road in Derby. 13.1, 10K, 4 mile, 2 mile, and 1 mile run, walk, and bike. Online registration and more information at www.dandelionrun.org.

 

FIDDLERS CONTEST AT EASTSIDE

There will be a Fiddlers Contest at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport on Saturday, May 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. Three divisions, judged, cash prizes. Fiddler contestants can enter at any time. Spectators welcome, $5 cover. Fiddlers buffet dinner with champion master fiddler Scott Campbell and Friends from 7 to 9 p.m. $5 cover, $20 for the buffet dinner. Reservations online at www.dandelionfiddlefest.com or call 334-2340.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 22

 

A VERMONT ROMANCE SHOWING AT HASKELL

Produced in 1916, A Vermont Romance is the first feature film ever made in Vermont and includes several actors and actresses from the Northeast Kingdom. The digitally refined movie will be shown on Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m. at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, followed by a panel discussion with Scott Wheeler.

 

SPRING BIRD WALK IN CRAFTSBURY

Local naturalist, woodworker, explorer, and library volunteer Dave Brown will host a spring bird walk on Sunday, May 22. The group will start at the Craftsbury Public Library at 7 a.m. and walk from there to see what the local avian population is doing. The walk will last about two hours. Mr. Brown will help identify birds and explain the behavior observed during the walk. If possible, please bring a pair of binoculars. For more information, contact the library at 586-9683.

 

BLAZE A TRAIL WITH GARY MOORE

Award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Gary Moore will speak about his adventures throughout seven decades in a special event hosted by the NEK Council on Aging on Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m. at 481 Summer Street, corner of Winter Street in St. Johnsbury. Admission is by donation. Onsite parking is free. Seating is limited to the first 50 individuals who RSVP by noon on Friday, May 20, by calling Mary Jane Miller at 745-1007.

 

PRIZE BINGO IN GLOVER

The Glover Parents Club is having a Prize Bingo on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. in the Glover school gym. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. There will be a bake sale and a 50/50 raffle. Cost is $2 per card or ten for $6. All proceeds benefit the students of Glover Community School.

 

CHICKEN & BISCUIT DINNER IN TROY

A chicken and biscuit dinner with music provided by Jane Lussier Friends and Drifters will be held on Sunday, May 22, from 11:30 a.m. until all are served at the Sacred Heart Parish in Troy. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child (ages five to 12), or $30 per immediate family. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. This is a fundraiser for the replacement of the heating oil tank in the church. Sponsored by the Ladies of the Sacred Heart and the Sacred Heart Finance Council.

 

FREE GOLFING FOR KIDS AT NEWPORT COUNTRY CLUB

Sunday is Family Day at the Newport Country Club. One free bucket of balls for the driving range for all kids under 14 (must be accompanied by an adult). Golf clubs are available for all to use. Come on up to the Pro Shop after 2 p.m. on Sundays and teach your kids to golf! For more information, call 334-5056.

 

FREE JAZZ CONCERT IN LYNDONVILLE

There will be a free concert by the St. J Jazz Ensemble entitled “From Stormy Weather to Blue Skies: Jewish Composers and the American Songbook,” on Sunday, May 22, at 2 p.m. at the Riverside School Barn in Lyndonville. All are welcome. Complimentary homemade baked goods and other refreshments will be available and there is space for dancing. For more information, please call Beth El Synagogue at 748-5683.

 

BREAKFAST BUFFET AT AMERICAN LEGION IN ORLEANS – NOT THIS WEEK!

The Orleans American Legion Post 23 held their monthly breakfast buffet on Sunday, May 15. The Chronicle published the event on the wrong date, and we regret the error and apologize for any confusion it caused. The May breakfast was the last monthly breakfast until September. For more information, call 754-6540 or visit www.orleansvermontpost23.org.

 

MONDAY, MAY 23

 

WIND SYMPHONY TO PERFORM SPRING CONCERT

The Northeast Kingdom Wind Symphony will perform a spring concert on Monday, May 23, at 7 p.m. in the North Country Union Junior High School gym. For more information, contact Peter Storrings at [email protected].

 

LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST IN ST. JOHNSBURY

A NVDA Legislative Breakfast will be held on Monday, May 23, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the St. Johnsbury House with Gretchyen Hammer as moderator. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE IN WESTFIELD

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, May 23, at the Westfield Community Center, 59 North Hill Road in Westfield, from 2 to 7 p.m. Schedule appointments by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online to schedule at www.redcrossblood.org. Enter 05874 in the “zip or sponsor code” box. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club and the Troy Council 7943 Knights of Columbus.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 24

 

BARTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SPRING FLING

Join the Barton Area Chamber of Commerce for a Spring Fling on Tuesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at The Carriage House Café and Grill in Orleans. Find out what the chamber does, meet the team, elect new officers, and plan the future of your local business community. Free appetizers and cash bar. Please RSVP by May 23 by calling 239-4147.

 

READ TO EARL THE DOG AT DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Beginning on Tuesday, May 24, Earl, a certified therapy dog, and his partner, Anne, will visit the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby every Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m., and he will be waiting for someone to read to him! Read to Earl, a free program, is designed for independent readers ages four to 12. For more information, call the library at 766-5063.

 

FREE HIV & HCV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

The Vermont Department of Health will hold its monthly free HIV and HCV testing clinic on Tuesday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport. Walk in or call 334-4384 for an appointment. Free, anonymous, includes a short talk session, two testing options, oral or finger prick.

 

FREE IMMUNIZATIONS CLINIC IN NEWPORT

No insurance? No doctor? Can’t get an appointment? The Vermont Department of Health will hold its monthly free immunizations clinic for adults and children on Tuesday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport. Walk in or call 334-4386 for an appointment. All childhood vaccinations offered, as well as adult immunizations for Hepatitis A & B, Pneumococcal, TDaP, Tetanus, and Measles.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

 

OSHER LECTURE IN NEWPORT

The Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series concludes on Wednesday, May 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the second floor conference room at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport. Topic: Jeffry Packard presents: “Mapping Lake Memphremagog: History of the Explorers and Mapmakers.” Cost is $5. Refreshments and conversation follows. For more information, call Suzi Dix at 673-9499 or e-mail [email protected].

 

ONLINE BUSINESS DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME

        This workshop will be held Wednesday, May 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at NVDA on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury and will cover costs and risks associated with various digital platforms, website building tools and strategies, social medial, paid online marketing, analytics and more. To register for the $25 workshop, click on the “Training” tab at www.vtsbdc.org. If you miss this workshop, another one will be held June 22.

 

LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEMORY LOSS AND DEMENTIA

Pam Smith, Family Caregiver Support Specialist at the NEK Council on Aging, will lead a two-hour workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, that examines the difference between normal aging and dementia. An Alzheimer’s Association program, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease,” will take place in the third floor meeting room of the Memorial Building on Church Street in Hardwick. Onsite parking is available. Although free, registration is required by May 24. Call 1-800-272-3900 or 1-800-624-5119, or e-mail [email protected]. Please put “basics” in the subject line.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 26

 

CEMETERY WALK IN BROWNINGTON

The Brownington Central School’s eighth grade and the Old Stone House Museum will host a Cemetery Walk in the Brownington Village Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Come and walk through the cemetery and interact with some of Brownington’s former residents and hear their stories. Afterwards, enjoy rhubarb punch and old-fashioned blueberry buckle at the Samuel Read Hall House and continue your conversations. Admission is free though donations to move the Grammar School building will be accepted. For more information, call 754-2022 or e-mail [email protected].

 

FRIDAY, MAY 27

 

NO EVENTS SUBMITTED.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28

 

SPRINGFEST IN HARDWICK

Hardwick celebrates spring each May with Springfest. This year, the festivities will be on Saturday, May 28, with a fun run on the Hardwick Trails, a parade ending at Atkins Field, chicken barbecue, kids’ games put on by Kiwanis, sustainability exhibits by the Center for an Agricultural Economy, craft fair, and fireworks at dusk.

 

YARD SALE IN IRASBURG

There will be a yard sale on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the home of Ken Johnson, Route 14, across from the Irasburg Town Common. Sponsored by the Irasburg United Church.

 

BIRD WALK IN DERBY

Jed’s Maple Products of Derby will be holding a bird walk through the sugarwoods in conjunction with Audubon Vermont on Saturday, May 28, at 7:30 a.m. Join Audubon’s Steve Hagenbuch as he explores the sugarbush learning about the intentional forest management. The walk is limited to the first 20 participants, so please call Jed’s at 766-2700 to reserve a spot.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 29

 

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION AT BARTON FAIRGROUNDS

Memorial Day Celebration events at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton will take place on Sunday, May 29, and include an antique/farm stock tractor pull, horse and pony pull, Gymkhana, horseshoe competition, baseball tournament (T-ball and minor league), bounce house, games, food and more. For more information, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net, call 525-3555, or e-mail [email protected].

 

PET FRIENDLY WALK/RUN IN DERBY

On Sunday, May 29, there will be a pet friendly walk/run benefitting the Derby PetSafe Dog Park. The course will have some trail walk/running. Cost is $10 (cheapest race in town!) and registration begins at 9 a.m. at the dog park on the 4-H Road in Derby. Race begins at 10 a.m. All proceeds go toward maintenance of the dog park.

 

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH IN BARTON

There will be a free community lunch on Sunday, May 29, at noon at the Barton United Church. All are welcome.

 

FREE GOLFING FOR KIDS AT NEWPORT COUNTRY CLUB

Sunday is Family Day at the Newport Country Club. One free bucket of balls for the driving range for all kids under 14 (must be accompanied by an adult). Golf clubs are available for all to use. Come on up to the Pro Shop after 2 p.m. on Sundays and teach your kids to golf! For more information, call 334-5056.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

2016 TECH SAVVY GIRLS SUMMER CAMP

The Tech Savvy Girls Summer Camp is for incoming 4th through 9th grade girls who like to have fun, learn new technology, and invent new things in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). The full-day camp runs from August 8 through 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Region Union High School. Cost is $200 and includes breakfast and lunch provided by LRUHS. A $25 deposit is due with registration with balance due by June 1. Check with your school principal to see if any school scholarships are still available. For more information or to register, call Betsy Calhoun at 754-2500, extension 216, or 334-6336, or e-mail [email protected].

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS

Vermont Family Theatre presents its schedule for the 19th season of summer camps. Camps are one of the best values in the area. Performances are held with each camp. This year’s dates and locations are:

  • June 20–24: People’s Academy, Morrisville, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., The Lion King Jr. for ages 8 and up.
  • July 5–8, Irasburg Town Hall, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Storybook Theatre Camp for ages 4–10. Jungle Book theme, beginners’ camp.
  • July 11–15, Coutts Moriarty Summer Camp in Derby, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Musical Theater Adventure Camp. Focus: Expedition of Lewis & Clark.
  • July 18–22, Newport/Derby at Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church on Quarry Road, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. for ages 5–13. Focus: Fairytale Theater.
  • July 25–29, Irasburg Town Hall, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. for ages 7 and up, all skill levels. Focus: Pirates of Penzance.
  • August 1–6, Orleans Municipal Building from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., The Lion King Jr. Advanced Apprentice Camp Week for veteran campers in advanced status.
  • August 8–12, Orleans Municipal Building, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Comedy Acting Camp for ages 8 and up.

Complete details on all camps can be found at www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by calling VFT at 754-2187 in the evenings.

 

FREE TOURS OF LOWELL WIND TURBINES

Now is the time to sign up for Green Mountain Power’s free public tours of the 21 turbine Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell offered in June, July, and August. Come learn about the project, see the wind turbines up close, and enjoy a great view. Each tour lasts about 90 minutes and includes a visit to two of the turbines. All tours start at 10 a.m. The tours are free but advanced registration is required. Tour dates are June 1, 8, 18, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 23, 27, August 3, 10, 20, 24, and 31. To register, sign up at www.greenmountainpower.com/innovate/wind/windtours or call Gert Tetreault at 744-6664.

 

WESTMORE RAFFLES

Westmore will hold a couple raffles this summer to benefit various projects in Westmore. Tickets will be sold all summer by church members and at church events.

The first raffle is to benefit the church roof. Cost is $5 per ticket, and first prize is $500 cash, second prize is $250, third prize is $100, and fourth prize is $50. Drawing will be held the last Sunday in August, no need to be present to win.

The other raffle is for a quilt made by a friend of Willoughby Lake to benefit the Westmore Ladies Aid. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Drawing will be held October 8 at the Ham and Bean Supper at the Fellowship Hall.

 

RHONDA LIBBY MEMORIAL TRAIL RIDE IN DERBY

The sixth annual Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride will take place on Saturday, June 11, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Tamina Gallardo’s house at 1210 Beebe Road in Derby. This is a four-hour trail ride on horseback. There is a $25 registration fee which 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 7 by calling Connie at 525-4003, Deb Libby at 754-2587, Lesa Johnson at 427-3031, Pam White at 754-8416, or Wayne Libby at 754-2139. Proceeds benefit local animal rescue groups.

 

2016 UPCYCLE ART BIKE COMPETITION

Catamount Arts and Kingdom Trails are pleased to announce the 2016 UPCYCLE Art Bike Competition. For a $20 application fee, artists may submit up to five works for opportunities to win $1,000 grand prize, as well as other cash and product prizes. Submissions should include at least one or more bike parts (chains, frames, handlebars, seats, wheels and fenders) and may be stable, kinetic, or even rideable. Selected work will be installed at KTA in East Burke for June 17-19 NEMBAfest and through October 15. Please note that works considered for cash or purchase prizes will be installed outside and subject to Vermont weather, and should be designed and crafted accordingly. Application deadline is June 3. For detailed prospectus and to make online application, visit https://catamountarts.slideroom.com.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE DAY

Westmore Day is Saturday, July 2, and vendors are needed. Call Betty at 525-6613. Entertainers, singers, and musicians call Sharon at 323-2077.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Third 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.

 

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

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 SENIOR CENTER

Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Square dancing each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.; Breakfast Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.; Exercise Classes/Tai Chi 9 a.m.; and Growing Stronger class at 10 a.m. 525-4400, [email protected]

 

BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS

An RSVP Bone Builders Balancing and Strengthening Class meets weekly on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. with the Troy and Area Lions Club weekly community mealsite following at noon. Located at the Westfield Community Center on North Hill Road. For more information, call 744-2484.

 

BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT

American Contract Bridge League, pair games, every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center common room (located across from the Irving Gas Station), directed by Arthur Aiken, 525-4617. Also at Holbrook Bay Commons Club House in Newport every Thursday at 1 p.m., directed by Eric McCann, 988-4773. Both games are open, and a partner will be provided if you don’t have one. $3 fee per person. Rubber Bridge Game at the Gateway Center in Newport on the second Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. Must arrive as a complete table and at least one of the four must be a Community Bank customer. Bridge Learning Group meets at the Goodridge Memorial Library in Newport every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome. No fee. For more information on Bridge games in the area, e-mail [email protected].

 

CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES

Community College of Vermont (CCV) Job Hunt Helper Holly Lillis 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. Ms. Lillis will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays and Fridays. 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.

 

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.

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.

 

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.

 

CRIBBAGE IN WEST BURKE

Cribbage will be played every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community building next to the Town Office on School Street in West Burke. Contact the Senior Meal Site for more information, 467-3423.

 

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.

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, in the Community Justice living room. A warm, safe place where women can find support for facing challenges and learn some new strategies for addressing life’s complications and problems. All welcome. No qualifications or criteria.

 

GAME NIGHT & OPEN OUTDOOR R/C TRACK IN COVENTRY

Small Town Hobbies in Coventry (located behind Poginy’s European Auto Works) holds a game night and open outdoor R/C track racing every Thursday night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Game night is free. Open track is free but donations appreciated. Every Saturday there will be a race on the outdoor R/C track. Free for spectators. For more information, call 334-5302.

 

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.

 

“GROWING STRONGER” STRENGTH CLASSES FOR 40+

Sponsored by the NEK Council on Aging. Meets at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby on Mondays & Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Call Jenny at 748-5182 for more info or visit www.nekcouncil.org.

 

“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]

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Held every third Tuesday 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, anonymous, no needles, oral test, includes short talk session. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.

 

JAM SESSION IN LOWELL

A Jam Session will be held at the Parish Hall in Lowell every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. Admission by donation. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.

 

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!

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

RSVP Bone Builders Balance & Strengthening classes are being offered twice a week through RSVP volunteers: at Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and at Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. For more information, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or [email protected].

 

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 WESTFIELD

Line dancing will be held at the Westfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. No partner needed and no level of experience required. $5 per person. For information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193 or Connie LaPlume at 744-2484.

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. On Tuesday the location is North Country Hospital located at 189 Proutry Drive in Newport in the surgery waiting room on the main floor of the hospital. On Thursday the location is The Church of God at 295 Crawford Road in Derby. Enter through the main front doors of the church. For more information, call 895-4757.

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

The NEK Camera Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cobleigh Public Library on Main Street in Lyndonville from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an amateur photography club. For more information, call Casey at 754-2616.

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold regular rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

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.

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY SINGERS

The Northeast Kingdom Community Singers, the choir based out of the First Universalist Parish of Derby Line, practices every Monday evening in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. The choir often visits nursing homes with special concerts. To join or for more information, call David Harrison at 448-0612 or e-mail [email protected].

 

ORLEANS COUNTY SEED LIBRARY

The Orleans County Seed Library, housed at the Barton Public Library, is a free, public program committed to supporting residents of the Northeast Kingdom to grow more of their own food, to encourage locally adapted seed varieties and the preservation of heirloom varieties, and to foster a community of sharing. A variety of open-pollinated and heirloom seeds for participants to “borrow,” grow, and, when possible, return saved seeds to the library. Seeds are available now.  For more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit their Facebook page.

 

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.

 

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

The Peacham Corner Guild opens for the season on Sunday, May 1, and will be 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

 

PLAY WORLD IN BARTON

Play World, sponsored by Building Bright Futures and NEKCA Barton Early Head Start Playgroup, will be held Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the COFEC building in Barton. For more information, call 525-6253.

 

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 Thursdays 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.

 

SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM IN BARTON

The Barton Senior Center will offer the summer meals program again this year on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Children 18 and younger can eat lunch for free. There are no enrollment or sign-up requirements; this is open to all children 18 and younger. Funded by the USDA, an equal opportunity provider and employer. Call 525-4400 for more information.

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Third Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Faith Lighthouse Church on Route 105 in Newport (105 Alderbrook). 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.

 

TAI CHI CLASS

A Tai Chi Class (Bagua meditation) will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. Call Marc Bourdelle at 525-1234 for locations and more information.

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

Leader Brenda Lowther is teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Thai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. For more information, call 525-4400.

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

Tai Chi with instructor George Mckenzie is held Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, visit www.grecreation.org.

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Barton Public Library. 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. For further information, call 525-3685.

 

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].

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

Every first and third Tuesday of each month there will be van service from Westmore to Barton. 10:30 a.m. pickup at the old Town Clerk’s office; 1:30 p.m. return trip to Westmore. Free to residents age 60 or older. For more information, call Mary at 525-4128 or the Area Agency on Aging at 334-2190.

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

Every Thursday there is van service to senior meals in Barton. The pickup schedule is as follows: 11:25 a.m., Mountain View Apartments; 11:30 a.m., Congress Court; 11:35 a.m., Monitor Manor; 11:40 a.m., Hillcrest; 11:45 a.m., Memorial Building; 11:50 a.m., Park Street trailer park. For more information, call Brenda Sargent at 525-4400.

 

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. Free RSVP Bone Builders Balancing and Strengthening Class meets weekly before the meal from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Following lunch, join the fun and play Bingo! Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. For more information, call 744-2484.

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

                100 Church Street, Barton. Open Mondays from 1–7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1–7 p.m., Fridays from 1–7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. (April 1–December 1). “Wednesday Poets” – a weekly writing workshop for beginner and veteran writers, meets during the summer months from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Refreshments served. Friday Afternoon Classic Movies, Friday Night Movies. Scrabble players meet on the first and third Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Story Hour on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. throughout the school year. Summer Story Hour on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. with The Lunchbox serving lunch.

 

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: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 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. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. Arm Chair Chats meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Board of Trustees meetings: Meetings quarterly; call for dates. Book discussion groups: Third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Preschool story hour: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Chess Club: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sunday 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For children: Story Hour at Four Seasons of Learning Center, Fridays at 10 a.m. Storytime for ages 0-6 every Thursday at 10 a.m., and for ages 6-12 every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Wonder & Wisdom on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Currently showing in the gallery are print impressions by Phillip Robertson.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. 873-3022, extension 201. www.haskellopera.com. Find them on Facebook. Librarian Nancy Rumery. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club: second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Purl Jam: A group for knitters meets at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of the month.

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                Route 100, Westfield. 744-8258. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1– 5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Stop by and check out the new CLiF children’s book collection!

 

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.

 

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.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.

 

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 preschoolers and home schoolers Thursdays at 10 a.m., October 1–May 31 when school is in session.

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Monday and Tuesday 3–7 p.m., Wednesday 1–5 p.m., Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.

 

  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 to visitors on Memorial Day and Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 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 in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). For more information, please visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

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.

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

For information, call 723-4833. Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston.

 

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.

 

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.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

                29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Call for hours. 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.

 

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: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Mondays starting in June. 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. “FAR AND WIDE, NEAR AND DEAR,” an exhibition of photographs by Cindy Smith, on display through June 11.

 

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.

 

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. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. “Home is Where the Art is,” a celebration of arts and crafts for your home and garden, featuring creations by the finest artisans of the Northeast Kingdom, on display through June 11. “Honest Skies,” landscape paintings by Kari Meyer, will be on display from June 16 through August 9 in the Back Room Gallery.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

                109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. [email protected]. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum open May 15–October 15, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. 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!): Spinner’s Circle meets the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. (bring lunch). 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. Ben Barnes: New Landscapes, on display until June 24.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day until 2:30 except Tuesdays.

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

287 East Main Street, Newport. Open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Featuring wood carvings by Al Diem, scenic and nature photography by Robert Lyons and Gustav Verderber, Bella Doni Pottery, Edgewater Jewelry, original art by John Rowe, Elry Maze, Deb Cowan, Pat Lipinsky.

 

  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 Seattle surrealist Donald Peel and Northeast Kingdom artists, free classes, movies and community events. Open most afternoons till 5 p.m. 323-7759

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

67 South Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. 586-2200. www.vermontarthouse.org.

 

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

Hardwick Inn, 4 South Main Street, Hardwick. Call 472-9933 for information.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. New Exhibit: “Dust” 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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