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, JULY 13

 

“UNDERSTANDING ISIS TODAY AS A TOTALITARIAN REGIME”

Dr. David Brahinsky, professor of philosophy and comparative religion, will discuss ISIS on Wednesday, July 13, at the Greensboro Free Library at 7 p.m. Come and learn about ISIS and how the history of Islam affects our world today. Call Mary Metcalf, Librarian, at 533-2531 for more information.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 14

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will hold a concert on Thursday, July 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardwick Town House with music by Milhaud, Revel, and Vivaldi. Open to the public. $25 for adults, $10 for students, and free for kids 12 and under. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a free afternoon concert for children at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

KIDS’ OBSTACLE COURSE IN GREENSBORO

Come to the Greensboro Free Library for stories and activity on Thursday, July 14. Join Nate Gordon, owner of Beach Hill Fitness gym in Glover, for a fun obstacle course geared for kids ages two to six. Free of charge. Contact the library at 533-2531 or [email protected] with questions.

 

OCCA TRIP TO SANTA’S VILLAGE

Orleans County Citizen Advocacy (OCCA) will transport partners and advocates to Santa’s Village in New Hampshire on Thursday, July 14. Meet at the North Country Career Center at 8 a.m. Bring swimsuits and sunscreen for the water park. Admission and lunch provided. Reservation calls required. Call Theresa at 755-9999.

 

STORYTELLER BY BICYCLE IN HARDWICK

Peter Burns, storyteller by bicycle, will be traveling to the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick on his bike Thursday, July 14, for a program beginning at 10:30 a.m. He will be telling stories, singing songs, and reciting poetry about games, competitions, and contests. In addition, Mr. Burns will be offering instruction on bike safety and fitness for children and adults. He is a trainer for Local Motion, a bike advocacy organization in Burlington. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 472-5948.

 

ALZHEIMER’S EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP IN ST. JOHNSBURY

A free 90 minute workshop from the Alzheimer’s Association on effective communication strategies will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, conference room 126 in the Business Center. To register, call 1-800-272-3900 or Pat Smith at 1-800-642-5119, or e-mail [email protected] and put “communication strategies” in the subject line.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 15

 

ARCHERY FOR KIDS IN ISLAND POND

The Island Pond Public Library will host Archery for Kids by Siskin/Coutts on Friday, July 15, at 2 p.m. for ages five through 12. Naturalist Jason Brueck will share some great hunting stories in kids’ book and then head outside to practice (safely) hunting skills with some kid-sized bows and arrows. For more information, call 723-6134.

 

JAM SESSION IN CHARLESTON

There will be a Jam Session on Friday, July 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at the Charleston Elementary School. Suggested donation is $3. Snacks available. All are welcome – Musicians, singers, community.

 

FAUST 3 AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater, on Route 122 in Glover, will present Faust 3 on Friday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paper Maché Cathedral. Free sourdough rye bread with aioli and the museum store open afterward. Suggested donation is $10. A tour of the museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. For more information and details, visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The Island Pond Friday Night Live Music Series features a variety of local and regional bands every Friday night all summer long. The concert on Friday, July 15, will feature local favorite Rock On. There will be food and craft vendors with something for everyone. For more information and music schedule, visit www.visitislandpond.com.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 16

 

IRASBURG CHURCH FAIR

The Irasburg Church Fair will be held on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to dusk on Irasburg Common. Vermont Foods and Restaurant raffle, juried crafts, baked goods, homemade ice cream, new children’s games, pony rides, strawberry shortcake at 11 a.m., Vermont Family Theatre presentation at 11:30 a.m., children’s relay races at 2:30 p.m., chicken barbecue at 3:30 p.m., Auction, a hot dog stand, Maple Leaf Seven band from 5 to 8 p.m., bingo in the Town Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 to 9 p.m., parade at 7 p.m., and fireworks at dusk. For more information, call 754-6583.

Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, July 16, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall in Derby Line. We play games like the Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Dominion. Don’t worry if you have never heard of these. We gladly teach newcomers all our games. We are a friendly group of geeks who love sci-fi, fantasy, comics, anime and, of course, games! For more info, find us on Facebook or please visit  https://www.facebook.com/groups/borderboardgames/ or contact 873-3028 or [email protected].

 

COMMUNITY REHEARSAL FOR WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold rehearsals for youngsters and oldsters wishing to perform in the Whatforward Circus. Rehearsals will be held Saturday, July 16, at 2 p.m., and the circus will be held Sunday, July 17. Musicians are needed in addition to act performers. No experience necessary. Meet in the circus field. For more information and details, visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031.

 

ANNUAL COMMUNITY BARBECUE IN MORGAN

The Annual Community Barbecue in Morgan will be held Saturday, July 16, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. hosted under the tents at the Morgan Church. Entertainment for children and music to enjoy. Everyone in the area is welcome and there is no charge. For more information, call Candy Moot at 279-8449.

 

AMISH BAKE SALES IN BROWNINGTON

The Amish families in Brownington hold bake sales every Saturday in the summer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are located on the Hinman Settler Road (former Walker’s Tree Farm), Schoolhouse Road (near the end by Willoughby Lake Road), and on Ticehurst Road.

 

ANNUAL ATTIC AUCTION IN WESTMORE

The 57th annual Attic Auction will take place on Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at Fellowship Hall in Westmore. Craft and food sale at 9:30 a.m., Treasures Shop open at 8 a.m. Donations accepted from 9:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15. Call Lee at 467-3071 or Tom at 525-8889 for pickup. Benefits Church Ladies Aid and Youth Scholarships. Call Millie at 525-8862 for more information.

 

TREASURES & SMALL ANTIQUES SALE IN WESTMORE

Treasures and small antiques will be available in the old Westmore Town Clerk’s building across the road from the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, July 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This supports the Memorial Park and church building maintenance projects. Call Carmen at 467-3071 for more information.

 

TEXAS HOLD ’EM IN WESTFIELD

There will be a Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament on Saturday, July 16, at the Westfield Community Center on North Hill Road. Doors open at 9 a.m. and game starts at 10 a.m. $35 buy-in with optional $5 high hand. This is the Troy and Area Lions Club special “Thank-You Tournament” with all proceeds being paid out to the players who support the club’s monthly tournament fundraisers. Lunch available.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 17

 

WORSHIP AT THE PARK IN LYNDONVILLE

Worship at the Park, an annual service sponsored by the Lyndon Area Ecumenical Council, will be Sunday, July 17, at 10 a.m. at Lyndonville’s Bandstand Park (rain location: First Congregational Church). The service will feature a combined choir, worship in song led by St. Johnsbury’s Flames of Grace, and a timely message from God’s Word by Pastor Jim Proctor of Lyndonville United Methodist Church. Call Pastor Joel Stoddert at 626-9237 for more information. Worship will be followed by a potluck cookout. Hot dogs and punch will be provided. Please bring an item to share.

 

PLEIN AIR PAINT-OUT IN HARDWICK

Plein Air Northeast Kingdom is planning ten to 12 plein air paint-outs where artists will gather on-site and paint the beauty that is the Northeast Kingdom. The paintings produced at the paint-outs will be exhibited in a juried exhibit at the MAC Center for the Arts September 16 through October 15. On Saturday, July 17, the paint-out will take place in Hardwick. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/plein-air-northeast-kingdom or contact Donna at [email protected] or (561) 499-3046.

 

WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AND ONWARD PAGEANT AT BREAD AND PUPPET

Bread and Puppet presents the Whatforward Circus and the Onward Pageant on Sunday, July 17, at 3 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Ding-dongs in and around the circus field at 2 p.m. A tour of the museum at 1 p.m. Performances take place in and around the circus field. Suggested donation is $10. For more information and details, visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

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.

 

MONDAY, JULY 18

 

BIKE REPAIR & MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP IN GREENSBORO BEND

Bring your bikes! All ages welcome to this free event on Monday, July 18, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Greensboro Bend Park. Emmet Avery will show us how to fix our bikes and simple maintenance to keep them running well. For more information, call the Greensboro Free Library at 533-2531.

 

BENEFIT SALE AT NCH GIFT SHOP

North Country Hospital’s WindowBox Gift Shop will celebrate Christmas in July with 50% off all Christmas inventory from July 18 to 28. Stop by and stock up on your holiday décor. Credit/debit cards will be accepted. The gift shop profits benefit the hospital’s Auxiliary fundraising projects.

 

NORTHERN CONNECTICUT RIVER EXPLORERS CANOE CAMP

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold its Northern Connecticut River Explorers Canoe Camp Monday through Friday, July 18 through 22. Fee is sliding scale. For more information, call 723-6551 or visit northwoodscenter.org.

 

GEORGEVILLE OR BUST INTERNATIONAL SWIM

Kingdom Games presents Georgeville or Bust, a 15 mile international swim between Newport, Vermont, and Georgeville, Quebec, on Monday, July 18. For more information, visit http://kingdomgames.co/georgeville-or-bust/.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 19

 

LYNN STEGNER READING FROM NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION AT GALAXY BOOKSHOP

Join the Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick for a reading by Lynn Stegner on Tuesday, July 19, at 7 p.m. Ms. Stegner will share excerpts from her new collection of short stories, answer questions, and sign copies of her book, For All the Obvious Reasons. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit galaxybookshop.com.

 

SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover will hold a Shape Note Sing on Tuesday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Early American four-part hymns in the fa-sol-la-mi tradition. Every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 27. All welcome, no experience necessary. Paper Maché Cathedral. Free. For more information, call Elka Schumann at 525-6972.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

 

SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR IN BROWNINGTON

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites young Vermont photographers (fifth through twelfth grade) who wish to learn more about every aspect of photography with camera and smartphone to attend the free seminar which will be held on Wednesday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. Sign up now by calling 988-4300 or e-mail [email protected]. July 15 deadline.

 

ANNE STUART SPEAKING AT GREENSBORO LIBRARY, OPEN HOUSE AND COMMUNITY THANK-YOU

Krissie Ohlrogge who writes as Anne Stuart will speak at the Greensboro Free Library Open House and Community Thank-you on Wednesday, July 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served and music provided by Greensboro’s own Harpsichord Sundae. For more information, call Mary Metcalf, librarian, at 533-2531.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21

 

 

PUPPET SHOW IN GREENSBORO

There will be a free puppet show for all ages on Thursday, July 21, at the Greensboro Free Library at 10 a.m. For more information, call the library at 533-2531.

 

ANNUAL ART IN BLOOM AT MAC CENTER

The annual Art in Bloom fundraiser opens Thursday, July 21, to benefit The Four Seasons Garden Club and the MAC Center for the Arts, at the MAC Center on Main Street in Newport. Ticketed event. Reception at 5 p.m. For tickets and information, call 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com. The display is open to the public July 22 and 23 for free.

 

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S THE CIRCUS AT BREAD & PUPPET

Join the Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover for a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. This screening is the first in a three-part series which continues August 4 and 18 and will take place on the second floor of the Bread and Puppet Museum. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

SEUSSICAL PERFORMANCE AT THE HASKELL

Take a journey into your imagination with Seussical by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Adults and children alike will love this musical for all ages. Seussical plays at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line on Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., July 21 through 31. Visit qnek.com for more information.

 

GALA BENEFIT AUCTION FOR THE OLD STONE HOUSE

There will be a Gala Benefit Auction for the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington on Thursday, July 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport. Reserve tickets for a festive evening with delicious hors d’oeuvres and live and silent auctions, with a wide variety of goods, services and experiences, to benefit the Old Stone House Museum. Visit oldstonehousemuseum.org or call 754-2022.

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will hold a concert on Thursday, July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardwick Town House with music by Haydn, Debussy, Gershwin, and Busch. Open to the public, by donation. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a free afternoon concert for children at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 22

 

FREVO PLAYING IN BARTON

Frevo, the nonprofit crossover VCME ensemble (Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble), will perform on Friday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Barton United Church for audiences of all ages.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The Island Pond Friday Night Live Music Series features a variety of local and regional bands every Friday night all summer long. The concert on Friday, July 22, will feature The Hitmen. There will be food and craft vendors with something for everyone. For more information and music schedule, visit www.visitislandpond.com.

 

  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD IN GREENSBORO
  • Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will be presented on Friday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. at GAAR/The Mirror Theater, The Tent on the Green, in Greensboro. Advance tickets available at Willey’s Store, or online at themirror.org. Group rates available.

 

FAUST 3 AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater, on Route 122 in Glover, will present Faust 3 on Friday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paper Maché Cathedral. Free sourdough rye bread with aioli and the museum store open afterward. Suggested donation is $10. A tour of the museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. For more information and details, visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

THE UGLY DUCKLING PLAY IN DERBY

On Friday, July 22, Vermont Family Theatre’s Storybook Camp presents The Ugly Duckling at the Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church on Quarry Road in Derby at 7 p.m. All are welcome. By donation. More information can be found at www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by calling VFT at 754-2187 in the evenings.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

 

BREW FEST IN NEWPORT

The second annual NEKHO (Northeast Kingdom Hematology Oncology) Brew Fest will take place on Saturday, July 23, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Kingdom Brewing, 353 Coburn Hill Road, Newport. Brew, food, and live music! Admission of $20 or two for $35 includes barbecue, side dishes, beer sampling, nonalcoholic beverages, and a custom glass. All proceeds go directly to local NEK patients who need it most. For more information, contact Les Lockridge at [email protected] or 334-7177.

 

PLEIN AIR PAINT-OUT IN HARDWICK

Plein Air Northeast Kingdom is planning ten to 12 plein air paint-outs where artists will gather on-site and paint the beauty that is the Northeast Kingdom. The paintings produced at the paint-outs will be exhibited in a juried exhibit at the MAC Center for the Arts September 16 through October 15. On Saturday, July 23, the paint-out will take place at Jay Peak. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/plein-air-northeast-kingdom or contact Donna at [email protected] or (561) 499-3046.

 

AMISH BAKE SALES IN BROWNINGTON

The Amish families in Brownington hold bake sales every Saturday in the summer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are located on the Hinman Settler Road (former Walker’s Tree Farm), Schoolhouse Road (near the end by Willoughby Lake Road), and on Ticehurst Road.

 

COMMUNITY REHEARSAL FOR WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold rehearsals for youngsters and oldsters wishing to perform in the Whatforward Circus. Rehearsals will be held Saturday, July 23, at 2 p.m., and the circus will be held Sunday, July 24. Musicians are needed in addition to act performers. No experience necessary. Meet in the circus field. For more information and details, visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031.

 

WILLOUGHBY TRIATHLON IN WESTMORE

Kingdom Games presents the Willoughby Triathlon on Saturday, July 23. The Willoughby Tri is a 13 mile bike on logging roads on Bartlett Mountain followed by a 1.2 mile swim from South Beach to Devil’s Rock and back and then a 2.6 mile trail run up to a finish on the top of Mount Pisgah. Fresh steamed corn at the top. The Willy Youth Tri is a 100 yard swim in shallow water, a 3 mile bike ending at the Mount Pisgah trailhead, and a 1 mile trail run up to finish at Pulpit Rock. Parents are welcome to do this with their kids. For more information, visit http://kingdomgames.co/kingdom-triathlon/.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 24

 

AN AFTERNOON OF MUSIC IN BARTON

On Sunday, July 24, at 3 p.m. at the Barton United Church, music lovers will be treated to an afternoon of classical music. Suggested donation is $10.

 

WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AND ONWARD PAGEANT AT BREAD AND PUPPET

Bread and Puppet presents the Whatforward Circus and the Onward Pageant on Sunday, July 24, at 3 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Ding-dongs in and around the circus field at 2 p.m. A tour of the museum at 1 p.m. Performances take place in and around the circus field. Suggested donation is $10. For more information and details, visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

SOCIAL BAND PERFORMANCE IN NEWPORT

Returning to Now Playing Newport Series, the ever popular Social Band presents a cappella choral music to the public, encourages new compositions especially led by local composers, and fosters the joyful and thought-provoking expression of music on Sunday, July 24, at 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Tickets are $10. Call 334-7365 or visit nowplayingnewport.com.

 

BACK ROAD READINGS IN BROWNINGTON

Back Road Readings are held Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Brownington Congregational Church followed by reception at the Samuel Read Hall House at the Old Stone House Museum. Sunday, July 24: Edward Hirsch. For more information, call 754-2022 or visit oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

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

 

FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT

There will be a free CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 22, 23, and 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. These classes are being held to prepare people for the CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would like to drive a bus as well. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, call 334-2839.

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD SEEKS ARTISTS FOR EVENTS

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites artists to participate in the following 2016 events:

 

SUMMER CAMPS AT LYNDON STATE COLLEGE

Lyndon State College is offering ten summer camps throughout July and August that cater to a variety of interests and hobbies for children ages six to 18. Camps include Basketball Camp from July 18 to 21; Leadership Camp from July 18 to 22; Baseball Camp from July 25 to 28; STEM Exploration Camp from August 1 to 5; Theater Camp from August 8 to 13; and Baseball Exposure Clinic on August 13. Space is limited, so sign up soon. All camp offerings, descriptions, and sign-ups can be found at lyndonstate.edu/summercamps.

 

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:

  • 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 July 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.

 

JAY SUMMER FEST SEEKS VENDORS AND PARADE PARTICIPANTS

The ninth annual Jay Summer Fest will be held Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Jay. Music, floats, etc. are needed for the parade at 10:30 a.m. Call Sally at 988-4786. Enter the King Arthur Flour Baking Contest (coffee cake for adults and drop cookies for 15 and younger) by calling 343-5687. Tag sale fundraiser donations can be dropped off at the Jay Town Hall starting August 1. Horseshoe tournament at Jay Village Inn at 12:30 p.m.; call to enter. Still room for a few unique vendors. For information and registration, visit www.jayvt.com or call 802-343-5687.

 

PRE-REGISTER FOR KINGDOM RUN

Pre-register by August 10 for Kingdom Run on Saturday, August 13, in Irasburg. Half-marathon plus 5K and 10K run and walk. Individual and team competitions. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Irasburg Common. Complimentary refreshments feature blueberry sundaes. Prizes. For more information including online registration, go to www.kingdomrun.org or call 766-5310. To benefit Northeast Kingdom Spay-Neuter Program.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

CRAFTSBURY FARMERS’ MARKET

The Craftsbury Farmers’ Market invites you to visit them any Saturday, rain or shine, until October 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where you will find farmers and vendors offering locally made cheeses, meats, baked goods, vegetables, prepared foods, wool and alpaca fiber yarns, crafts, artwork, and free family entertainment. www.craftsburyfarmersmarket.com

 

HARDWICK FARMERS’ MARKET

The Hardwick Farmer’s Market, located in Atkins Field in Hardwick, is open Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. until October 14. EBT and debit cards accepted. Crop Cash and Farm-to-Family participant. For more information, visit www.hardwickfarmersmarketvt.com.

 

JAY VILLAGE VENDORS’ MARKET

Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call Wilma at 988-2521 or Maria at 895-4869.

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Located on the Causeway in Newport across from Waterfront Plaza. Local food, lovingly grown and fresh from our vendors to your family’s table. Open every Saturday and Wednesday through October 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farm-to-Family coupon site. Crop Cash coupons available. EBT and debit cards accepted. Open rain or shine. New vendors always wanted. Call 274-8206 or 334-6858.

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE FARMERS’ & ARTISANS’ MARKET

Located on Route 5A in Westmore. Open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

 

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]

 

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.

 

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. No game July 4.

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 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.

 

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. Also openings for violin, viola, cello, string bass and bassoon for the upcoming fall concert season, with rehearsals starting September 6. (The orchestra does own a 17” viola and a ¾ size string bass available for use.) If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NEWPORT AREA VOLUNTEER BAND

The Newport Area Volunteer Band holds outdoor concerts at the Gardner Park Bandstand in Newport. Rehearsals are Mondays at NCUJHS in Derby from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and concerts are Thursdays starting at 7 p.m. through August 18. All instruments and experience levels are welcome. Contact [email protected] for more information.

 

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].

 

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 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

 

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.

 

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN IN NCSU

The North Country Supervisory Union is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be provided to all children age 18 and younger free of charge at the following locations: Brighton Elementary School in Island Pond, Monday through Thursday, July 18 to 21, with breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.; Derby Elementary School, Monday through Thursday through July 28 with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.; Holland Elementary School, Monday through Thursday, July 11 to 14, with breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.; Jay/Westfield Joint Elementary School, Monday through Friday, July 11 to 29, with breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m.; Newport City Elementary School, Monday through Friday, July 11 through August 5, with breakfast at 8:40 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m.; and Newport Town School, Monday through Friday, through July 22 with breakfast at 7:50 a.m. and lunch at 11:35 a.m. For more information, call 334-5847.

 

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.

 

WEDNESDAY POETS

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.

 

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. Summer Reading Program for school-age children (kindergarten through grade six, with older siblings welcome) on Thursdays, through July 28, from 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page. Stories on the Lawn for children birth to age 8 (older siblings welcome), Tuesdays through July 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon with free lunch provided to everyone under 18.

 

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. Summer Reading Program on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. July 19, The Puppet Tree entertains with the story of “Swimmy and Swimmer.” July 26: Sports and Science. August 2, CLiF brings stories and free books for all. Call for info.

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Summer hours: Monday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-4, Thursday 10-4, Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-2, and Sunday 11:30-1:30. For children: Story Hour at Four Seasons of Learning Center, 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. 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.

 

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. Summer Programs: Music & Movement with Emily Lanxner on Mondays at 10 a.m. for preschoolers, as well as story time at the Farmers’ Market every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in Hardwick. Pick up a summer schedule at the library or visit jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. 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). Open through November 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Museum tours at 1 p.m. on Sundays and 6:30 p.m. on Fridays in July and August. 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 OPENS

The Charleston Historical Society, located on Museum Drive in West Charleston, will be open 2 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon through August. To make an appointment for another day or for more information, call 723-4833 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. Summer hours: 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays through August 28. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours.

 

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Located at 35 Junior High Drive in Derby Center. Open Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. through October 15.

 

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. A selection of paintings by Dot Kibbee will be on exhibit through July 27.

 

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.; Sat. from 10 a.m. to noon through July and August. 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: 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. “Phyllis J. Hammond, A Retrospective” on display through September 10.

 

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. “Honest Skies,” landscaping paintings by Kari Meyer, on display through August 8.

 

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. Photographs by Sue Tester on display until August 1.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day until 2:00 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. Works by Georgia Landau on display through August 28. Reception on July 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments and entertainment provided.

 

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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