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WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
FAMILY POTLUCK BANQUET IN WEST GLOVER
The West Glover Congregational Church will hold a family potluck banquet on Wednesday, May 24, at 6 p.m., followed by musical entertainment in the sanctuary by a variety of favorite local musicians. Bring a dish to share. Everyone welcome.
“PURSUIT OF MY CAR-LOVNG ANCESTOR” OSHER LECTURE
Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture series will hold a lecture on Wednesday, May 24, with Joe Sherman presenting “Pursuit of my car-loving ancestor – First guy to drive around the world,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Lectures are held at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport in the second floor conference room. $5 walk-in or $40 for season pass ($70 for couple). Dessert, tea, coffee, and conversation follows. For more details visit www.learn.uvm.edu/osher or contact Suzi at 673-9499 or [email protected].
THURSDAY, MAY 25
MISSISQUOI RIVER BAND IN WESTFIELD
The Westfield Concert Series presents the Missisquoi River Band (original and traditional bluegrass music), performing Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, following a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds helping church restoration efforts.
FRIDAY, MAY 26
4TH FRIDAY MUSIC JAM IN DERBY LINE
The 4th Friday Music Jam will be held on Friday, May 26, at the Derby Line Village Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Admission by donation. All levels of musicians and singers welcome. Free refreshments. For more information, call 766-2730. To benefit music, auto tech., and welding scholarships for students from local high schools.
HAM DINNER IN MORGAN
The Morgan Historical Society will hold its Spring Ham Dinner at the Morgan Community House on Meade Hill Road on Friday, May 26, at 6 p.m. The menu includes ham, baked beans, coleslaw, with gingerbread and whipped cream for dessert. A $10 donation at the door will benefit the Morgan Historical Society. For more information, call 723-5907.
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE IN WESTFIELD
A Rummage & Bake Sale to benefit the Hitchcock Memorial Museum and Library and the Westfield Congregational Church will be held Friday, May 26, through Sunday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the library on Route 100 in Westfield. There will be lots of great treasures and delicious goodies in the basement. For more information, call 744-8258.
CRUISE NIGHT IN DERBY LINE
Cars of Yesteryear will hold a Cruise Night on Friday, May 26, at Michaud Manor in Derby Line from noon to 3 p.m. Barbecue lunch provided. More information at www.carsofyesteryear.org.
SATURDAY, MAY 27
BENEFIT YARD SALE IN IRASBURG
The Irasburg United Church will hold its annual “really big yard sale” on Irasburg Common on Saturday, May 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the church. Lots of great items. To donate items, call 754-6583 for pickup on Friday.
HEALING LABYRINTH DAY AT CLAN OF THE HAWK
The Clan of the Hawk will hold its first Healing Labyrinth Day at the sacred grounds located on Route 58 in Evansville. The healing labyrinth is made up of over 3,500 stones. There will be a campfire. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. Donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call 754-2817 or e-mail [email protected].
HARDWICK SPRING FESTIVAL
Hardwick’s Spring Festival takes place Saturday, May 27, in Hardwick. Events include a big parade, craft fair, sustainable living and ag fair, Kiwanis snack shack, Green Mountain Military Vehicle Collectors Club, the second annual Tristan Southworth Memorial Day Classic, Spring Festival Run, Michaud family ox team, Jeudevine Library book sale, bird watch walk on trails, the Mighty Pickle, Rick and The Ramblers tour bus, Shriners little fire truck and mighty helicopters display, free Wildcat busing shuttle, fireworks, and much more. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Veronica #1273 is holding a food sale from 9 a.m. to noon in front of St. Norbert Church. Bring the whole family. Everyone is welcome. Free admission. Like Hardwick Kiwanis on Facebook for more information.
BENEFIT FLEA MARKET IN EAST ALBANY
A flea market will be held to help raise money for the Irasburg Village School’s Playground Project on Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creek Hill Barn in East Albany. Vendors for this event are welcome. For more information, call Ann at 754-2477.
NEWPORT CITY-WIDE YARD SALE
The city-wide yard sale in Newport will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 and 28. You may host a yard sale at your own location or host your sale in a vendor space at the Newport Municipal Building. For more information on selling in the yard sale, visit www.newportrecreation.org/city-wide-yard-sale.
SUNDAY, MAY 28
MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS AT ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
Memorial Day Events at the Orleans County Fairgrounds (278 Roaring Brook Road in Barton) will take place Sunday, May 28, with an antique and farmstock tractor pull at 9 a.m., ATV pull at 9 a.m., horse and pony pull at 10 a.m., horseshoe tournament at 10 a.m., Lake Region T-Ball Baseball Tournament at 10 a.m., Gymkhana horse show at noon, garden tractor pull at 1 p.m., and more! New this year is a 4 cylinder demolition derby starting at 6 p.m. Free parking. Admission is $7 per person, kids under ten or in team uniform admitted free. Craft vendors, food booths, $2 bouncy house & slides from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., face painting, ice cream, and more. For more information, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net.
MONDAY, MAY 29
MEMORIAL DAY LUNCHEON IN ALBANY
The annual Memorial Day Luncheon will be held at the Albany Methodist Church on Monday, May 29, at noon, after the parade in town. Meal consists of ham, baked beans, rolls, salads, homemade pies, and beverages. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, and free for veterans. Proceeds help towards local ministry.
TUESDAY, MAY 30
NEK POET LAUREATE CELEBRATED AT GALAXY BOOKSHOP
Beloved Northeast Kingdom poet Leland Kinsey will be celebrated at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on Tuesday, May 30, at 7 p.m., with a reading of his final book, Last Correspondence, by his sister Natalie Kinsey-Warnock and special guests. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit galaxybookshop.com.
FREE SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport will hold its free Souper Lunch on Tuesday, May 30, at noon. All are welcome.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31
BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOP IN CRAFTSBURY
The Craftsbury Energy Committee will host the Lamoille Waste District at the Craftsbury Public Library on Wednesday, May 31, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a free Backyard Composting Workshop. Learn the basics of composting and get questions answered. For more information, contact Elly Ventura at [email protected], 888-7317, or http://lrswmd.org.
NORTH COUNTRY HEALTH & WELLNESS COMMUNITY MEETING
A facilitated community meeting to bring together private citizens, medical and social service providers, school personnel, business, government, and faith-based representatives to discuss how best to improve the health and well-being of people living in Orleans and northern Essex counties. Held at the Gateway Center in Newport on Wednesday, May 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. for more information, contact Jane Edwards at (802) 355-9707 or e-mail [email protected].
THURSDAY, JUNE 1
BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM OPENS FOR SEASON
The Bread and Puppet Museum on Route 122 in Glover will open for the season on Thursday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Museum tours at 1 p.m. on Sundays and 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, July and August. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
BOTTLE DRIVE IN DERBY
Border Livestock 4-H Club will be having a bottle drive on June 1, 2, 3, and 4 at Thompson’s Redemption on the Derby Road. The drive will help support a 4-H farm family who lost their home to fire and the mom who was diagnosed with cancer. All proceeds will go to the family.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2
MOSHER BOOK COLLECTION OPEN HOUSE IN IRASBURG
The Leach Public Library in Irasburg and the Irasburg Select Board will hold an Open House on Friday, June 2, to introduce the Howard Frank Mosher Collection, a donation of the late Irasburg author’s personal book collection, at the library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 754-9968.
COCKTAIL PARTY FUNDRAISER FOR UMBRELLA
There will be a South of the Border Cocktail Party Fundraiser at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street #3 (rear entrance) in Newport, on Friday, June 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be live entertainment, a silent auction, and Mexican hors d’oeuvres. To register, visit www.umbrellanek.org.
BENEFIT YARD SALE IN DERBY
There will be a yard sale to benefit the United Church of Newport on Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, at the bowling lanes on the Derby Road.
RUFUS PORTER IMMERSION WEEKEND AT OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM
The Rufus Porter Immersion Weekend will take place Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4, at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. Explore the museum’s new exhibition of circa 1824 wall murals by renowned artist and inventor Rufus Porter. Create at 3 ft. x 4 ft. painted, stenciled floor cloth inspired by Porter’s murals during a two-day, hands-on workshop with expert Polly Forcier. Cost is $110 materials fee for canvas and supplies. Or, create a painted wooden box inspired by Porter’s murals with Martha Kinney. Cost is $30 materials fee for box and supplies. Weekend workshop fees are $135 for museum members or $150 for nonmembers. For more information and weekend schedule, visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
HIGHLAND ARTS CENTER GRAND OPENING
The Highland Arts Center in Greensboro will hold its grand opening on Friday, June 2, with an evening of good music, good food, and free events. Open to the public. Food available for purchase. No reservations required. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
SATURDAY, JUNE 3
BENEFIT DANCE AT ELKS
There will be a benefit dance on Saturday, June 3, at the Elks Lodge in Derby from 7 to 11 p.m. Dance to live music by Raized on Radio. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call Sharon at 587-8762. Proceeds benefit the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation.
“LEARN TO PRAY & HEAL: A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE”
Nate Frederick will explore a way of praying that can actually heal and transform people’s lives in a talk titled “Learn to Pray and Heal: A Spiritual Adventure,” on Saturday, June 3, at 1 p.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. For more information, call 334-2051.
ORLEANS COUNTY ROD & GUN CLUB ANNUAL FISHING DERBIES
The Orleans County Rod & Gun Club will hold its annual fishing derbies on Saturday, June 3, for seniors, and Sunday, June 4, for children 14 years old and younger. Register both days between 8 and 9 a.m. Fish from 9 to 11 a.m. or until limit is caught. Trophies awarded for seniors. Lots of prizes and trophies for kids. The derbies are held on Hollow Road between Barton and Orleans. This is a free event. Memberships available. For more information, call Kim after 5 p.m. at 754-6826.
BONE HEALTHY NUTRITION PRESENTATION IN NEWPORT
Please join Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom on Saturday, June 3, for a free presentation at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Community National Bank in Derby. Dr. Farryl Bertmann will give a presentation about the impact of nutrition on bone health as well as suggestions to incorporate this information into healthy meals. All are welcome. Registration required. To register, visit www.betterbonesnek.org or call Mary King at 535-2011.
PLANT SALE IN DERBY
Four Seasons Garden Club is having its annual plant sale on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Elks Club in Derby. Members donate perennials as well as herbs, annuals, and houseplants. Proceeds benefit the school environmental programs and local garden projects at North Country Hospital, Gardner Park, and The Old Stone House Museum. Members will be available to answer questions and assist with choosing the right plants. Call 334-1561 for more information.
OCCSA REUNION IN ST. JOHNSBURY
OCCSA and friends of Tom Hahn will hold a reunion on Saturday, June 3, at the St. Johnsbury VFW on Eastern Avenue from 5 to 9 p.m. Potluck dinner. Michael Hahn band performing, with an open mic to remember OCCSA accomplishments. For more information, call (617) 623-8838.
PLANT SWAP IN EAST HARDWICK
The Swap Sisters’ annual plant swap will take place Saturday, June 3, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Caledonia Grange #9, located at 88 East Church Street in East Hardwick. Everyone is welcome to take some plants home. If bringing plants, please make sure they are labeled and disease free. All types of plants are welcome. Stick around for the Children’s Parade starting at 11 a.m. with festivities to follow. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
SUNDAY, JUNE 4
WILDFLOWER WALK IN CRAFTSBURY
Join botanist Eva Dannenberg Alexander on Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to noon. for a wildflower walk at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Explore the woods and meadows around the center while learning about the local flora. All are welcome, no experience necessary. Meet at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center activity center porch (500 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827). Free.
NACO SPRING CONCERT
The Newport Area Community Orchestra will be presenting its annual Spring Concert on Sunday, June 4, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Newport. Admission is a suggested donation of $5 at the door.
BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE
The Bread and Puppet Museum on Route 122 in Glover will hold a Museum Open House on Sunday, June 4, from 2 to 5 p.m. Paper Maché Cathedral show at 4 p.m. Suggested donation $10, no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
NEWPORT CITY-WIDE YARD SALE
The city-wide yard sale in Newport will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 and 28. You may host a yard sale at your own location or host your sale in a vendor space at the Newport Municipal Building. For more information on selling in the yard sale, visit www.newportrecreation.org/city-wide-yard-sale.
ANNUAL RHONDA LIBBY TRAIL RIDE
The seventh annual Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride will take place on Saturday, June 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Lesa Johnson’s house (617 Wheelock Road) in Sutton. This is a beautiful scenic horseback woods ride with plenty of fresh water on the trails. Keep Rhonda’s memory alive by doing something she loved, and proceeds go to local animal rescue groups. $25 registration fee includes lunch. 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. You must provide your own horse. Non riders can make a donation or pledge someone who is riding.
NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston offers the following upcoming camps:
Mountain Bike Adventure Camps on Burke Mountain:
- Outdoor Adventure Camp: July 3-7 & July 24-28, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Junior Counselor Training Session: June 22-24, Thurs.-Sat. (overnight Fri.), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Mountain Bike Adventure Camps: July 11-15, July 18-22, August 8-12, Tues.-Sat. (optional overnight Fri.), Sat. pickup at 1 p.m.), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. NorthWoods Camps: Junior Counselor Training Session: June 22-24, Thurs.-Sat. (overnight Fri.), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Earth Sisters Camp: July 31-August 2, Mon.-Wed. (two overnights), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Survival Camp: June 26-30, Mon.-Fri. (overnight Thurs.), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Wild Science Discovery Camp: July 17-21, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Nature Day Camp: July 24-28, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Water Kids: July 5-7, Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • CT River Canoe Trip: July 10-14, Mon.-Fri. (overnights), drop off Mon. & pickup on Fri. Learn more and reserve a spot at www.northwoodscenter.org or call 723-6551.
SPRINT TRIATHLON AROUND LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG
Newport Parks & Recreation is hosting the fourth annual Sprint Triathlon in and around Lake Memphremagog on Saturday, June 24, starting at 9 a.m. at Prouty Beach in Newport. Athletes will begin with a half mile swim, transition to a 13 mile bike ride, and finish with a three mile run. Registrations for individuals and relay teams are currently being accepted. Visit newportsprinttri.weebly.com for more information and to register.
HOST FAMILIES NEEDED IN HARDWICK
The Chinese Cultural Camp is back! Somewhere between July 20 and August 10, there will be 30 high school students from China coming to learn about our culture. The cultural camp will be held at Hazen Union in Hardwick. Chinese students will be here approximately 11 days. Requirements include transporting students to and from school on weekdays, providing two meals a day, providing an adequate sleeping setup, and enjoying the opportunity for cultural exchange. There is a stipend for hosting. For more information or to participate, contact Anna Crytzer at [email protected] or call 525-4292.
NORTHERN VERMONT SOCCER SCHOOL
The 31st annual Northern Vermont Soccer School will be held at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby July 24 through 28, for kids in grades one through 12. For more information and to sign up, call Directors José Batista at 334-2409 or Peter Alexander at 355-5447.
GREATER BARTON ARTS FREE ART CAMPS FOR KIDS
Art Camp for Kids schedule for summer 2017 as follows: Elementary school students, July 24 to 28; middle and high school students, July 31 to August 4; and advanced youth art camp, August 7 to 11. Art Camp curriculum is focused on drawing for beginning and experienced learners using various media. The Advanced Youth Art Camp will emphasize painting and color theory. In addition, Greater Barton Arts will offer classes for adults and seniors; schedule and meeting locations to be announced. For more information and to register, call Adrien Helm at [email protected] or call (727) 459-6534.
VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS
Sign up for Vermont Family Theatre Summer Camps at www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or call VFT at 754-2187. June 19-24, Morrisville, A Disney Musical (all ages and skill levels); June 26-30, Morrisville, Pirates of Penzance (4th grade through high school); July 3-7, (no camp July 4), Irasburg, Storybook Theatre Camp (ages 4-9); July 10-15, Irasburg, Disney’s Mulan Jr. (ages 7-14, not for beginners); July 17-21, Newport/Derby, Disney’s Aristocats Kids (all ages and skill levels); July 24-30, Orleans, Apprentice Camp & Advance Campers; July 31-August 4, Orleans, Storybook (ages 4-9) Princess & Knights Tales; August 7-20, adult/teen main stage production of Oklahoma. Not a camp. Rehearses mostly evenings.
VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE DAY
Vendors are wanted for Westmore Day, Sunday, July 2, from noon to 4 p.m. in Westmore. Spaces are $20 plus a donation for the auction. Call Gail Brown at 525-4179 or Betty Blair at 525-6613 for more information and to reserve a space .
VENDORS WANTED FOR ANTIQUES & UNIQUES FESTIVAL
The annual Antiques and Uniques Festival in Craftsbury Common will take place on Saturday, July 8. A vendor application is available online at www.townofcraftsbury.com/antiques-uniques. More information about the festival can be found on Facebook under antiquesuniquesvt.
CRAFTERS WANTED FOR CRAFT SHOW IN DERBY
The Dailey Memorial Library is seeking crafters to participate in its Summer Craft Show to be held on the Derby Green on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone who would like to have a booth is asked to contact the library at 766-5063 or e-mail [email protected] for information or an application. Deadline to apply is June 1.
PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR JAY SUMMER FEST
Jay Focus Group is seeing participants for the 10th annual Jay Summer Fest, Saturday, August 12, 2017. This is an outdoor event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. located in downtown Jay. Vendors, parade, King Arthur Flour baking contest, horseshoe tournament. Seeking donations for a tag sale and silent auction fundraiser as well. For more information, visit www.jayvt.com or e-mail [email protected] or call 343-5687.
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is seeking artists to participate in the Art on the Fence Show, Plein Air Paintout, and Beautify Recycle Bin Contest at Jay Summer Fest, Saturday, August 12. Also seeking art and craft vendors, art auction donations, trash to treasure contest participants for “Celebrate the Arts” Columbus Weekend Show October 7 & 8 at Degre Auction House in Westfield. For more information, rules, and applications, visit www.woodenhorseartsguild.com/events.shtml, or e-mail [email protected].
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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.
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].
- 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.
AMERICAN RED CROSS ORLEANS VOLUNTEER DISASTER ACTION TEAM MEETINGS
The American Red Cross Orleans Volunteer Disaster Action Team (DAT) meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Legion Hall at the Barton Municipal Building. If interested in volunteering or for more information, call Mickey Richards at 525-4416.
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]
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.
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 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 9:30 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.
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
BARTON: Meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Barton Chambers Apartments. 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, contact Pat Hunt at [email protected].
CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES
Community College of Vermont (CCV) Job Hunt Helper Amber Minnie 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. Minnie will be available on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. 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.
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.
FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP
Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, Newport, 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.
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].
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.
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 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 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.
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
The Newport Area Community Orchestra has openings for oboe, violin, viola, cello and string bass. 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.
- 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.
PLAY WORLD & NEKCA PLAYGROUP IN BARTON
Play World, sponsored by Building Bright Futures, and NEKCA Barton Early Head Start Playgroup, is held Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Central Orleans Family Education Center (COFEC) in Barton. For more information, call 525-6291.
RSVP BONE BUILDING & STRENGTHENING CLASSES
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.
SQUARE DANCING IN BARTON
Square dancing will be held every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center. Judy Clifford will be the caller/instructor. Call 525-4400 for more information.
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 EXERCISE & YOGA AT WESTMORE CHURCH
Summer exercise and yoga will be held at the Westmore Church Fellowship Hall. Exercise Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Yoga on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. May 18 through September 14. For more information, call Pam at 525-9725 or e-mail [email protected].
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Third Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 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. For more information, call Mary Butler at 744-6284.
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.
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.
Wednesday Poets, a poetry writing workshop, will continue for its fourth season at 6:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library on Wednesdays. Weekly sessions run until 8:30 p.m. This workshop features writing and sharing (or not) in a relaxed and supportive space. Veteran and beginning poets make up the group; no prior experience is required. Materials and refreshments provided. For more information, call Adrien Helm at 525-3740.
WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE
Every Thursday at noon at the Westfield Community Center (North Hill Road/School St.). Suggested donation $4 with the 2nd Thursday of the month free. 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.
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.
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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY
Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 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. 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.
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. Current location is closed due to construction. Temporary “Mini Library” now open at the Derby Community Church on Route 5 in Derby. Hours will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preschool Story Time will still be Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No family movie night over the summer. Trustee meetings will still be the 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. 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. Chess Club meetings held each Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Job Hunt Helper from CCV is available Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.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. 873-3022. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Toddler Time is Thursdays and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Scrabble is played Saturdays at 1 p.m. Bring a game if you have one. For more information, call Nancy at 873-3022, extension 201, online at haskellopera.com/library-activities, or find us on Facebook.
HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. 744-2484. Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sept. through May). 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.– 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 Fridays at 10 a.m., through May 31 when school is in session.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Mon. & Wed. 5-8 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. www.randmemoriallibrary.com Playgroup on May 5 & 19, every Friday in July, and August 4 & 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. All children are welcome with a parent/caregiver. We offer a story hour, a craft, and a healthy snack.
- 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.
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 or call 525-3031.
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
Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston. Open Wednesdays afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., June through August. For more information or to make an appointment for another day, 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.
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.
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. Open Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. 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.
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. Recycle Into Spring II exhibit open in the downstairs gallery, free & open to the public. Exhibit runs through May 27.
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]. In the Kingdom of the Animals, open exhibit, on view May 13 through July 9.
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. On display are a few watercolor and ink drawings depicting the Vermont river by the self taught artist Olga Lawson.
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. Seen/Unseen, an Exhibit of the Unusual, on display through June 11.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. [email protected]. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is open May 15 through October 15, Wednesdays–Sunday from 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 in the Samuel Read Hall House on the third Thursday of the month at noon, May through October. Call 754-2022 for more info. 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. New photographs by Sue Tester on display through June 26.
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.
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.
- 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. Whimsical sculptures and drawings by Newport’s Manfred Rieder now on display.
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. Works by Marie LaPreGrabon will be on display through May.
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.