Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

 

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

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

 

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.

 

OSHER LECTURE IN NEWPORT

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

 

LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEMORY LOSS AND DEMENTIA

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

 

THURSDAY, MAY 26

 

CEMETERY WALK IN BROWNINGTON

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

 

FRIDAY, MAY 27

 

4TH FRIDAY MUSIC JAM IN DERBY LINIE

The 4th Friday Music Jam will be held on Friday, May 27, at the Derby Line Village Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open 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 high school students.

 

MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCES IN CRAFTSBURY

The program will begin at 10 a..m on Friday, May 27, in the Craftsbury Academy gymnasium and will be a traditional program including a mixture of student speakers. Then there will be a parade at 11 a.m., led by a color guard, from the school to the cemetery on the common. The school band will provide the parade music. The parade will return to the war memorial for more readings. After, there will be a picnic, hosted by the school, on the common. The picnic will be in the gymnasium in the event of rain.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28

 

CRAFTSBURY FARMERS’ MARKET OPENS

The Craftsbury Farmers’ Market invites you to visit them any Saturday, rain or shine, from May 28 to 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.

 

SPRINGFEST IN HARDWICK

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

 

YARD SALE IN IRASBURG

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

 

BIRD WALK IN DERBY

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

 

SUNDAY, MAY 29

 

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION AT BARTON FAIRGROUNDS

Memorial Day Celebration events at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton will take place on Sunday, May 29, and include an antique/farm stock tractor pull at 9 a.m., horse and pony pull at 10 a.m., Gymkhana horse show at noon, horseshoe competition at 10 a.m., Lake Region youth baseball tournament (T-ball and minor league) at 10 a.m., cow plop bingo at 1 p.m., and bounce house, games, face painting, ice cream, food booths and more through the day. Admission is $5, free for kids under ten or in team uniform. For more information, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net, call 525-3555, or e-mail [email protected].

 

PET FRIENDLY WALK/RUN IN DERBY

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

 

FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH IN BARTON

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

 

NEW EXHIBIT: “MIRROR/MIRROR” AT MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

The Museum of Everyday Life, located, at 3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover, announces the opening of its new exhibition, “Mirror/Mirror,” on Sunday, May 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. The museum is a self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit www.museumofeverydaylife.org for more details or call Clare Dolan at 626-4409.

 

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, MAY 30

 

MEMORIAL DAY!

 

PARADE IN BARTON

The parade in Barton will start at 11 a.m. and will include the Lake Region Union High School band. Those who want to participate in the parade should gather at the Barton Memorial Building around 10 or 10:30 a.m. The parade will go up the hill and down to Crystal Lake, where there will be a ceremony at Crystal Lake State Park.

 

PARADE IN ORLEANS

The Memorial Day parade in Orleans will start at 9 a.m. at the common, and will go up Main Street, and will include the Lake Region band.

 

PARADE IN BRIGHTON

There will be a parade on Monday, May 30, starting at the Brighton cemetery at 11 a.m., doing down to the Town Memorial.

 

PARADE IN ALBANY

There will be a parade led by fire trucks at 11 a.m. in Albany on Monday, May 30. Parade participants will line up on Water Street and will come back up Main Street and go down as far as the ballpark, then come back around to the memorial for services.

 

MEMORIAL DAY LUNCHEON IN ALBANY

The annual Memorial Day Luncheon in Albany will be held Monday, May 30, at noon, following the Memorial Day Parade. The luncheon will be held at the Albany Methodist Church on Route 14 and will be serving homemade baked beans, salads, ham, and desserts. Proceeds help the Albany Community School’s eighth grade and local ministry. All are welcome. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children.

 

PARADE IN NEWPORT

There will be a Memorial Day Parade in Newport on Monday, May 30, starting on School Street at 9 a.m. and ending at the Gardner Park Memorial. All veterans and organizations are invited to join in the parade. The ROTC will be providing color guard. In case of inclement weather, all activities will be held at the Newport Municipal Building.

 

PARADE IN NORTH TROY

The parade will be on Monday, May 30, at 11 a.m., kicking off at the old mill.  The parade goes to the bridge, and there will be a throwing of the wreath into the river.  The parade will then go through the center of town, and there will be another ceremony at the Town Green, where a wreath will be laid at the grave marker.  The parade then marches down to the Legion home, and another wreath will be laid at the flag court.  The North Country Union High School band will play in the parade.  After the parade, there will be a barbecue at the Legion.

 

PARADE IN BRIGHTON

There will be a parade on Monday, May 30, starting at the cemetery at 11 a.m., going down to the Town Memorial.  The parade will include drummers to keep the beat of the march.  The speaker will be the parade marshal, Tom Graves.

 

PARADE IN CRAFTSBURY

Observances will begin at 10 a.m., on Friday, May 27, in the Craftsbury Academy gymnasium, and it will be a traditional program including a mixture of student speakers.  Then there will be a parade at 11 a.m., led by a color guard, from the school to the cemetery on the common.  The school band will provide the parade music.  The parade will return to the war memorial for more readings.  After, there will be a picnic, hosted by the school, on the common.  The picnic will be in the gymnasium in the event of rain.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 31

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport will hold their monthly Souper Lunch on Tuesday, May 31, from noon to 1 p.m. Free of charge and all are welcome. Souper Lunches are always held the last Tuesday of every month.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

 

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS TOUR OF JED’S MAPLE

A tour of Jed’s Maple in Derby is the Wednesday, June 1 program of the Circle of Friends. There will be a tour of the family maple museum and lunch beginning at noon. For reservations, call or e-mail the hostesses Cindy Kern or Cate Bronson.

 

NCUJHS SPRING CONCERT

The North Country Union Junior High School music department chorus and concert band will give their annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, June 1, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the junior high school in Derby. Admission is free and everyone is invited.

 

BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM OPENS FOR SEASON

The Bread and Puppet Museum, off Route 122 in Glover, opens for the season on Wednesday, June 1. Hours are 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, call 525-3031 or visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPENS

The Charleston Historical Society, located on Museum Drive in West Charleston, will be open Wednesday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and every Wednesday afternoon through August. To make an appointment for another day or for more information, call 723-4833 or 895-2901.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

 

BOOK SIGNING  & READING IN ST. JOHNSBURY

On Thursday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., executive director Cynthia Boyd will be hosting a book signing for Sarah Jarvis, author of Moral Dissipation, a suspenseful novel about how opioid addition impacts more than just the addict. The event will be held at Kingdom Recovery Center, located on Summer Street in St. Johnsbury. Free and open to the public, and there will be a short talk and reading with a question period. Books will be available for purchase. For more information about the book, visit smjarvisfictionbooks.com or find it on Amazon.

 

NEK CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING

Former U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Ford and high-level U.S. State Department official Alison Barkley will be the featured guest speakers at the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 2, at noon, at Lyndon State College. The meeting is open to chamber members and the general public. The cost of the luncheon is $17 and reservations are required. For more information or to reserve lunch, call 748-3678 or e-mail [email protected]. Space is limited.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

 

UNITED CHURCH OF NEWPORT ANNUAL YARD SALE

The United Church of Newport will hold its annual yard sale on Friday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale is located beside the Derby Post Office on Route 5 in Derby (at the old bowling alley). Something for everyone. Great prizes. Come look!

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

 

GROW YOUR OWN GATHERING IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own will host a gathering for people who want to make pickles and jam on Saturday, June 4, at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) kitchens in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, but registration is mandatory by June 1 as space is limited. To register, call Ruby Dale-Brown at 472-5940. Participants will share a meal and go home with pickles and jam they have made. Kids are welcome, but let us know in advance if young children will be attending. For more information or to volunteer, e-mail Bethany at [email protected].

 

HORSE & PONY PULL IN BARTON

The Northeast Kingdom Pulling Association will hold a horse and pony pull on Saturday, June 4, at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton. For more information, contact Harvey Lyons at 802-917-1371.

 

ANNUAL FISHING DERBY IN BARTON

The Orleans County Rod and Gun Club will hold its annual fishing derbies on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, at the pond located at the shooting range on the Hollow Road between Barton and Orleans. Senior citizen fishing derby is on Saturday, June 4, and the junior derby for kids 14 and under will be Sunday, June 5. Sign-in between 8 and 9 a.m. with fishing from 9 to 11 a.m. or until your limit is caught. For more information, call Kim evenings at 754-6826.

 

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY AT NORTHWOODS

Join the NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston for National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free of charge. For more information, call 723-6551 or visit northwoodscenter.org.

 

FREE YOUTH JAZZ CONCERT IN NEWPORT

Now Playing Newport presents a free youth jazz concert with the sounds of the Lake Region Union High School Jazz Band on Saturday, June 4, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. For more information, call 334-7365 or visit nowplayingnewport.com.

 

LEARN TO FLY FISH AT OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM

Learn to Fly Fish at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington on Saturday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Doug Swanson will teach two beginner classes, with an introduction to fly fishing and technique in the morning and practice casting in the pond in the afternoon. Cost is $25 or $20 for museum members. To register and for more information, call 754-2022 or visit oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

 

SPRING CONCERT IN NEWPORT

The Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold a Spring Concert on Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m. at the United Church in Newport. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. For more information, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.

 

BREAD & PUPPET MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

The Bread and Puppet Museum off Route 122 in Glover will hold a Museum Open House on Sunday, June 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. Paper Maché Cathedral show at 4 p.m. Suggested donation is $10, but no one turned away. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

SPITZER DEMONSTRATION FOREST TOUR AT NORTHWOODS

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold a Spitzer Demonstration Forest Tour on Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $10. For more information, call 723-6551 or visit northwoodscenter.org.

 

TOUR & TEA AT OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM

The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington will hold a tour and tea on Sunday, June 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. This is a behind the scenes tour of new exhibits for town historical society members and museum volunteers. 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

 

TRAIL RIDE IN WESTMORE

The sixth annual Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride will take place Saturday, June 11, starting at 9:30 a.m. just past the south end of Lake Willoughby in Westmore, in the big parking lot on the right (CCC road). This is a four-hour horseback trail ride. Registration fee is $25 and supports local animal rescue groups. All people who get $25 or more in pledges, in addition to the registration fee, will receive a free T-shirt or tank top. Entry 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. Non-riders can make a donation or pledge someone who is riding.

 

SWIMMING LESSONS IN JAY

Swimming Lessons at the Jay Village Inn in Jay will be held Monday through Friday mornings, June 20 through July 1. Levels 1, 2, and 3. For more information or to register, call 988-4786.

 

RIVER OF LIFE SUMMER CAMPS & LUNCH PROGRAM

New Hope Bible Church, located at River of Life Camp on Route 14 in Irasburg, is participating in the Summer Foods Service Program for Children and provides free or reduced meals during the summer for children. Children who are members of food stamp households or receive Reach Up benefits are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits at eligible program sites. Other children are eligible based on family income. Meals will be provided during the day camp (June 13 through August 19) from 8 to 8:30 a.m. for breakfast and 12 to 12:30 p.m. for lunch, and also at the overnight camp June 20 through August 12 from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. for breakfast and 6 to 6:45 p.m. for dinner. For enrollment information, call Julie Monroe at 754-9600.

 

NEWPORT PARKS & RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS

Newport Parks and Recreation Summer Rec Program includes many camps for all ages, such as Lake Eden Beach Trip, Great American Camp-out, Color Wars, Granby Zoo Trip, Whale’s Tale Trip, Orleans County Fair Trip, and much, much more. For complete details and to register, visit Newport Parks and Recreation’s office at 222 Main Street in Newport, call 334-6345, or visit www.newportrecreation.org.

 

2016 TECH SAVVY GIRLS SUMMER CAMP

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

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS

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

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

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

 

FREE TOURS OF LOWELL WIND TURBINES

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

 

WESTMORE RAFFLES

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

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

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

 

2016 UPCYCLE ART BIKE COMPETITION

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

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE DAY

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

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

Northeast Kingdom Learning Services Community Education Center on 1 Main Street in Newport offers GED preparation and GED testing, High School Completion Plans for teens (16 years and older) and adults, preparation for standardized tests such as the AccuPlacer for CCV or the ParaPro for public school teaching; basic computer skills instruction; academic skills assessment in reading, writing and math; and instructions in most academic disciplines. All adult education services are free of charge to the student. The tutorial program offers tutoring services at an hourly rate for grades K-12. The adult learning center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tutorial services K-12 are scheduled by appointment. For more information, call 334-2839.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

Thursdays at 6 p.m., at the United Church in Craftsbury Common. Discussion.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m., at Newport Church of God, Crawford Road in Derby. If your life is affected because someone you love has an addiction, Al-Anon can help. Offering understanding, support, and a community that understands how you feel.

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish house on Second Street in Newport. Discussion meeting is open to anyone whose life is affected by someone’s addictions. Newcomers welcome.

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome.

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

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

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

 

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

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

 

CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES

Community College of Vermont (CCV) Job Hunt Helper Holly Lillis is available at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport for six hours a week to offer career services to library patrons and job seekers. Find employment opportunities in the area, write a resumé and cover letter, apply for jobs online, assess skills and interests, use the Internet to explore career opportunities, and learn about education and training programs. Ms. Lillis will be available from 3 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays and Fridays. For more information, call 334-7902.

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia Culinary Trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at 487-9380.

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

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

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

CRIBBAGE IN WEST BURKE

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

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

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

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

 

EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION

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

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GAME NIGHT & OPEN OUTDOOR R/C TRACK IN COVENTRY

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

“GROWING STRONGER” STRENGTH CLASSES FOR 40+

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

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

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

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Held every third Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free, anonymous, no needles, oral test, includes short talk session. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.

 

JAM SESSION IN LOWELL

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

 

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE

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

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD

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

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

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

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

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

 

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. First rehearsal is June 6, and first concert is June 16 and continuing weekly 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].

 

ORLEANS COUNTY SEED LIBRARY

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

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

 

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

The Peacham Corner Guild opens for the season on Sunday, May 1, and will be open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. The guild features small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts and specialty foods. Located at 643 Bayley Hazen Road in Peacham. 802-592-3332

 

SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

Derby Senior Meals are held at noon every second Thursday at the Elks Lodge #2155 on the Newport-Derby Road in Derby. By donation. For more information, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging’s nutrition coordinators Jenny Patoine or Lallie Mambourg at 748-5182.

 

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

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

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport holds a free community Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM IN BARTON

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

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Third Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Faith Lighthouse Church on Route 105 in Newport (105 Alderbrook). A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience.

 

TAI CHI CLASS

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

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

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

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Barton Public Library. A fun, informative way to learn how to take off pounds sensibly. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. For further information, call 525-3685.

 

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

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

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

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

 

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE

Every Thursday at noon at the Westfield Community Center (North Hill Road/School St.). Suggested donation $4 with the 2nd Thursday of the month free. Free RSVP Bone Builders Balancing and Strengthening Class meets weekly before the meal from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Following lunch, join the fun and play Bingo! Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. For more information, call 744-2484.

 

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. Stories on the Lawn for children birth to age eight (older siblings are welcome) on Tuesdays, June 21 through July 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free lunch provided to everyone under 18. Summer Reading Program for school age children (kindergarten through grade six, with older siblings welcome) on Thursdays, June 23 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.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. Arm Chair Chats meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 472-5948.

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1 Water Street, Orleans. 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Computer tutorials: available by appointment.

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Story Hour for preschoolers and home schoolers Thursdays at 10 a.m., October 1–May 31 when school is in session.

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

135 Main Street (5A), next to the park. Hours: Saturday 1-4 p.m. For further information, call (201) 519-3633. www.westburkepubliclibrary.wordpress.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westburkelibrary.

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

The Albany Historical Society is located in the old village school on Route 14 across from the Methodist Church, and is open to visitors on Memorial Day and Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment. Contact Jim Oliver at [email protected], or Paul Daniels at the Diamond Heart Farm in East Albany for an appointment.

 

ARTFUL EYE

A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 424-1414. www.theartfuleye.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Open Sunday by chance. Come explore 4,500 sq. ft. of locally crafted fine art and artisan craft.

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). Open June 1 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 Wednesday, June 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 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.

 

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 from June 2 to July 27, with an opening reception on Friday, June 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

                29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Call for hours. Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: the Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.

 

LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

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

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Mondays starting in June. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Visit. www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com. “FAR AND WIDE, NEAR AND DEAR,” an exhibition of photographs by Cindy Smith, on display through June 11.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Showcasing Newport’s forever changing history and landmarks.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected].

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. “Home is Where the Art is,” a celebration of arts and crafts for your home and garden, featuring creations by the finest artisans of the Northeast Kingdom, on display until June 11.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

                109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. [email protected]. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum open May 15–October 15, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop are open year-round, Wednesday– Sunday, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Craft Circles (all welcome!): Spinner’s Circle meets the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. (bring lunch). Quilter’s circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists. Ben Barnes: New Landscapes, on display until June 24.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

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

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

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

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

The 99 Gallery and Center on School Street behind 316 Main Street in downtown Newport. Work by Seattle surrealist Donald Peel and Northeast Kingdom artists, free classes, movies and community events. Open most afternoons till 5 p.m. 323-7759

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

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

 

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

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

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. New Exhibit: “Dust” on display now. Admission by donation. Self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY

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

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

5 River Street by the bridge, East Hardwick Village. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Watergate at 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

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

 

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