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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6
OPEN RECREATION AT COVENTRY COMMUNITY CENTER
The Coventry Community Center will hold Open Recreation on Wednesday night from 6 to 9 p.m. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free Wi-Fi. For more information, visit www.coventryvt.org.
HISTORIAN WODEN TEACHOUT AT GOODRICH LIBRARY
Historian and professor Woden Teachout will discuss the many benefits of studying history in a talk at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. Her talk, “What we learn when we learn about history,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 334-7902 or visit www.www.vermonthumanities.org.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7
SALE AT NCH’S WINDOW BOX GIFT SHOP
Visit North Country Hospital’s Window Box Gift Shop on Thursday, December 7, for their second 20% off sale. The store is located just off the main lobby of the hospital on Prouty Drive in Newport. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All sales made over the course of the year go towards the hospital Auxiliary, that raises funds for new hospital programs or pieces of equipment.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA IN DERBY
Vermont Pie & Pasta in Derby will hold a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza on Thursday, December 7, from 5 to 8 p.m., to benefit the MEW Halo Foundation. Vendors include Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, LulaRoe, Magnabilities, Tupperware, The Soap Garden, LipSense, Dot-Dot Smile, and Usborne Books.
PRE-TEEN & TEEN ADDICTION SPEECH IN CRAFTSBURY
Mr. Michael Nerney will speak on the topic of addiction in pre-teens and teens on Thursday, December 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Craftsbury school. The public is invited.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
CHILI COOKOFF & SILENT AUCTION IN HOLLAND
Everyone is invited to a Chili Cookoff and Silent Auction at Holland Elementary School on Friday, December 8, at 6 p.m. There will be prizes for first, second, and third place in chili submissions. Dinner will include chili, salad and bread for $5 per person. Lots of items to bid on in the silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Holland School Community Parents Club. For more information or to submit a chili for the cookoff, contact the school at 895-4455.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
BOOK SIGNING CELEBRATION IN NEWPORT
Help Nevermore Bookstore on East Main Street in Newport celebrate the publication of Lynda Graham-Barber’s recent picture book, Cookie’s Fortune, on Saturday, December 9, from noon to 2 p.m. Enjoy live music, face painting, door prizes, readings, and refreshments. Ms. Graham-Barber will be signing copies of her book. Enter your favorite nonprofit into a cash prize drawing. For children of all ages and those young at heart. For more information, call 334-3844.
ANNUAL COOKIE FARE IN NEWPORT
The Annual Cookie Fare, sponsored by the Friendship Circle of the United Church of Newport, will be held Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Hundreds of festive, delicious, homemade cookies.
BENEFIT AUCTION AT LAKE REGION
There will be a benefit auction at Lake Region Union High School on Saturday, December 9, at 10 a.m. (viewing at 9 a.m.) to benefit the student trip to Belieze. Auction services donated by Degre Auctions. For a complete list of auction items, visit tinyurl.com/ychghfce.
CRAFTSBURY FARMERS’ INDOOR MARKET
The Craftsbury Farmers’ Market is going inside on Saturday, December 9, for an opportunity to buy holiday gifts and/or stock up on your favorite local products for the winter, including maple syrup, vegetables, mushrooms, meats, artisan cheeses, goat milk fudge, baked goods, goat milk soaps, herbal and beeswax body care products, jewelry, mittens, knitted hats and scarves, quilted items, and more. Held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Common House on North Craftsbury Road. For more information, visit http://craftsburyfarmersmarket.com/craftsbury-farmers-market-winter/.
SANTA AT PICK & SHOVEL
Santa Claus will visit The Pick & Shovel in Newport on Saturday, December 9, from noon to 2 p.m. Free hot chocolate and candy canes for kids.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & LIVE MUSIC AT PAUL’S DANCE HALL
Paul’s Dance Hall in Derby will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring many crafters and vendors. Door prizes. Later that night, the live band Midnight Magic (country rock band) will play from 7 to 11 p.m. BYOB.
GRACE ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
GRACE (Grass Roots Art and Community Effort), will be holding its Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at GRACE in Hardwick. There will be light snacks, GRACE artwork, and several boxes of “Super Sale” art will be available. There will be a 20% discount on all consigned GRACE artwork December through January.
SNOWMOBILE SAFETY COURSE
Snowmobile riders born after July 1, 1983 are required to take a snowmobile safety course to ride on VAST trails. A snowmobile safety course will be held Saturday, December 9, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Country Hospital’s conference room with lead instructor Roger Gosselin, Vermont State Police Certified Instructor. Cost to attend is two food items for the local food shelf. Lunch provided. Register by December 4 by e-mailing [email protected] or call (802) 274-4502, or e-mail Kathy DiCarlo at [email protected]. For more information, visit www.orleanscountysnowmobilers.com.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
GLOVER JAM SESSION
There will be a Glover Jam Session on Sunday, December 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall to benefit the Glover Community Church.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT & TREE TRIMMING PARTY IN WESTFIELD
The Hitchcock Museum and Library in Westfield invites area children and their families to participate in a Christmas Ornament and Tree Trimming Party on Sunday, December 10, from noon to 2 p.m. Participants will create handcrafted ornaments to take home and/or to decorate the library’s Christmas tree. The library is located at 1252 VT Route 100 in Westfield. For more information, call 744-8258. This is a family-fun event for all ages.
HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES & SANTA IN BURKE
Enjoy a full day of holiday fun throughout Burke on Sunday, December 10, starting with a visit from Santa at Mike’s Gas in West Burke from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Santa will have gifts for kids and there will be cookies, cider, and cocoa. There will also be horse drawn wagon rides through the village. The Burke Mountain Club/East Burke Library in East Burke Village will hold a holiday party and tree lighting celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. with snacks, cookies, and cocoa inside the library along with live music. Both events are free but folks are asked to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the local food shelf. To learn more, visit www.burkevermont.com or call 626-4124 or e-mail [email protected].
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT
The 7th annual Fall Concert for the Newport Area Community Orchestra will be held on Sunday, December 10, at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Newport. The concert will feature Daniel Johnstone as soloist. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org.
HOPE’S DINER PLAY IN STANSTEAD
Cornerstone Baptist Church in Stanstead, Quebec, will be performing the Christmas play Hope’s Diner on Sunday, December 10, at 6 p.m. For more information, call (270) 853-0806. Free admission.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 11
HOLLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH COMMUNITY MEALS
The Holland Community Church will hold a community meal on Monday, December 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church’s new fellowship hall. The menu will be roast pork, potatoes, broccoli, cranberry sauce, and brownies with ice cream. Social hour will be from 11 a.m. to noon with the meal served at noon. There will be a cookie exchange so please bring a dozen cookies to swap. There will also be a small bazaar with craft type items being sold.
“LANDSCAPE DESIGN FOR POLLINATORS” IN EAST BURKE
Jane Sorensen, UVM Adjunct, will speak on how to create a pollinator garden at the December 11 meeting of the NEK Chapter of the UVM Extension Master Gardeners at 6 p.m. at the East Burke Community Library. Open to the public. Suggested donation is $5.
HELP THE JAY AREA FOOD SHELF CHILDREN WITH A CHRISTMAS GIFT
The Jay Focus Group seeks individuals to buy a Christmas gift for a local child. Stop by the Jay Town Hall during business hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon) to pick up a complimentary Moose Ornament with details of a child’s gender, age, and gift wish. Unwrapped gifts (up to $25 value) should be returned to the Jay Town Hall by Monday, December 11. For more information, call Denise at 988-2622, Kathy at 988-1115, or e-mail [email protected].
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13
PUBLIC MEETING ON MOOSE IN VERMONT
The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is holding a public informational meeting about Vermont’s moose on Wednesday, December 13, at Northwoods Stewardship Center in Island Pond from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wildlife staff will be on hand to show pictures of Vermont moose and their habitats. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-1000 or e-mail [email protected].
RENEWPORT COMMUNITY FORUM
ReNewport, a community forum to set direction for the future of Newport, will be held Wednesday, December 13, at three locations: Newport City Hall, Goodrich Memorial Library, and Newport United Church. Forums will begin at 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., and 7 p.m. on various topics. A community dinner and celebration will take place at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Jenna Koloski at (802) 255-6091 or e-mail [email protected].
FREE LEGAL CLINIC IN NEWPORT
The Restorative Justice Center in Newport will hold a free legal clinic by appointment only on Wednesday, December 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment or for more information, call (802) 487-9293.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14
HAM BINGO IN GLOVER
There will be a Ham Bingo at the Glover Volunteer Fire Department on Bean Hill Road in Glover on Thursday, December 14, at 6 p.m. Cards are $1 each or six for $5. Refreshments available including hot dogs, chips, soda, water, and baked goods.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15
CAROLING ON THE COMMON IN WESTFIELD
Join the Town of Westfield for Caroling on the Common on Friday, December 15, at 6 p.m. on the Westfield Common (Route 100 at North Hill Road). Warm yourself by the bonfire while enjoying hot beverages, doughnuts, and visiting with neighbors. Sing holiday carols while awaiting the arrival of Santa Claus! Santa will arrive in a fire truck courtesy of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department to visit with children and hand out treats. For more information, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 744-2484.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16
BENEFIT SALE IN CRAFTSBURY
Skida Headware is partnering with the Craftsbury Public Library with a holiday sale. During the Craftsbury Holiday Market on Saturday, December 16, the library will have a booth selling Skida hats and headware, with the retail profit from each sale going directly to the library. The Holiday Sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Craftsbury Academy’s gym. For more information, call the library at 586-9683 or visit www.skida.com.
COOKIE SWAP & CHRISTMAS CAROL SING IN WEST GLOVER
The West Glover Church will hold a Cookie Swap and Christmas Carol Sing on Saturday, December 16, at 3:30 p.m. Bring cookies with a copy of the recipe to share. Afterwards, head down to the Glover Fire Department to visit Santa at 5 p.m. All are welcome.
SANTA IN GLOVER
Come ride the fire truck with Santa on Saturday, December 16, at 5 p.m. at the Glover Volunteer Fire Department. There will be games, snacks, and hot cocoa.
HOPE’S DINER PLAY IN STANSTEAD
Cornerstone Baptist Church in Stanstead, Quebec, will be performing the Christmas play Hope’s Diner on Saturday, December 16, at 6 p.m. For more information, call (270) 853-0806. Free admission.
BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE
Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, December 16, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall. We play games like the Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, and Dominion. We gladly teach newcomers all games. For more information, find Border Board Games on Facebook or call 873-3028 or e-mail [email protected].
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE IN DERBY LINE
These sacred dances of universal peace are held in the Derby Line Village Hall (between the church and Customs, across from Irving) on Sunday, December 17, at 2 p.m. No experience necessary. No partner needed. For more information, call Heather at 895-4341.
BREAKFAST BUFFET AT AMERICAN LEGION IN ORLEANS
The American Legion Post #23 in Orleans will hold its monthly Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, December 17, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Breakfasts are served every third Sunday of the month September through May. All are welcome. For more information, call 754-6540.
HOLLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH MEMORY TREE
The Holland Community Church will have a Memory Tree in front of the church building to remember family and friends who have died. A reading of the names will take place at the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Name cards will be placed at the Holland Town Clerk’s Office, at the church, or you may mail to Anna Whitelaw, 242 Holland Pond, Derby Line, VT 05830 or call Anna at 895-5319.
AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM SEEKS VOLUNTEERS
Each year from early February through mid-April, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare federal and state tax returns for low- to middle-income taxpayers through the AARP Foundation. AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to assist in tax preparation. Volunteers of all backgrounds are welcome; no need to be an AARP member or retiree. No prior experience in tax preparation is necessary and volunteers of all ages are welcome. Tax counselors receive free tax training and become IRS certified by passing an IRS exam. They help residents one-on-one at tax sites in Newport and Derby. An information and training session is scheduled for January 8, 9, and 10 at North Country Career Center in Newport and runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For more information, please e-mail Armand Lemieux at [email protected] or call 334-5443. To join the AARP Tax-Aide Program, visit www.aarp.org/money/taxaide/.
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ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES
Northeast Kingdom Learning Services Community Education Center on 1 Main Street in Newport offers GED preparation and GED testing, High School Completion Plans for teens (16 years and older) and adults, preparation for standardized tests such as the AccuPlacer for CCV or the ParaPro for public school teaching; basic computer skills instruction; academic skills assessment in reading, writing and math; and instructions in most academic disciplines. All adult education services are free of charge to the student. The tutorial program offers tutoring services at an hourly rate for grades K-12. The adult learning center is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; tutorial services K-12 are scheduled by appointment. For more information, call 334-2839.
AA meetings are held in Newport, St. Johnsbury, and most towns in the Northeast Kingdom. For detailed information call AA at 334-1213 or toll free at (877) 334-1213, or visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3.” Also visit www.aavt.org and click on “District 3” for a comprehensive schedule.
AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON
Thursdays at 6 p.m., at the United Church in Craftsbury Common. Discussion.
AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY
Saturdays from 6 to 7 p.m., at Newport Church of God, Crawford Road in Derby. If your life is affected because someone you love has an addiction, Al-Anon can help. Offering understanding, support, and a community that understands how you feel.
AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church parish house on Second Street in Newport. Discussion meeting is open to anyone whose life is affected by someone’s addictions. Newcomers welcome.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome.
NEWPORT – Caregivers support group meets every fourth Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital in Newport, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail [email protected].
- JOHNSBURY – Caregivers support group meets last Monday of each month at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, room 244, in St. Johnsbury. For further information, call Pam at the NEK Council on Aging at 748-5182, or 1-800-642-5119.
AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS
First Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS
Second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m., at the Legion Hall in the Barton Memorial Building. For more information, call Patsy Tompkins at 525-6565.
AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT
The American Legion in Newport is holding an 8 Ball Pool Tournament on Mondays. 6 p.m. practice, 7 p.m. play. Double elimination, BCA rules. 8 players or less, pay two places; 9 players or more, pay three places. For more information, call 334-2374.
BARTON AREA SENIOR SERVICES
Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Meals will be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
BINGO IN LOWELL
Bingo is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Hall on Hazen Notch Road in Lowell. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. Progressive jackpot starting at $500. Dinner available.
BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAM SESSIONS
The Bobbin Mill Players will hold music jam sessions every Wednesday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lowell St. Ignatius Parish Hall. Other music events include: First Friday evening of the month at the Lowell Fire Station from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Second Friday evening of the month at Lowell Church Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Second Sunday afternoon at the Glover Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m.; Third Friday evening at the Charleston Elementary School from 6 to 9 p.m., Fourth Friday evening at the Derby Line Town Hall from 6:30 to 10 p.m.; Fifth Friday evening (when there is a fifth Friday) at the Barton Memorial Building from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Millie at 334-2598 or Lyle and Amy at 334-2419.
BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS
Bone Builders Derby is from 2 to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Church of God on Crawford Road. Bone Builders Newport is from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Municipal Building. Bone Builders Greensboro is from 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the United Community Church. There is also a class in Craftsbury from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Craftsbury Community Care Center. For more information about Bone Builders classes, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging at (802) 751-0431.
BRIDGE LEAGUES IN ORLEANS & NEWPORT
ORLEANS: Meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Orleans Federated Church on School Street. Come with a partner.
NEWPORT: Meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the Gateway Center. Everyone must come with a partner. Learner’s Group continues Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the library in Newport, and all are welcome to drop in. For more information, or to find a partner, call Eric McCann at 988-4773.
CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES
Community College of Vermont (CCV) Job Hunt Helper is available at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport for six hours a week to offer career services to library patrons and job seekers. Find employment opportunities in the area, write a resumé and cover letter, apply for jobs online, assess skills and interests, use the Internet to explore career opportunities, and learn about education and training programs. Available on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 334-7902.
COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT
A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.
CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT
Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia Culinary Trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at 487-9380.
COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE
There will be a Country Acoustic Jam held every third Sunday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Burke Community Building. Everyone with special musical or singing talents are encouraged to participate. Come to listen or join in on the fun. $3 donation at the door. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site. Snacks and beverages available. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or the Senior Meal Site at 467-3423 or the Town Office at 467-3717.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS
Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.
DANCE AT BEEBE TOWN HALL
Come dance with us at the Beebe Town Hall in Beebe, Quebec, every Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Country western band. Also square dancing. Light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call (819) 876-2021.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
The Diabetes Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the meeting room at North Country Hospital in Newport. For more information or to confirm your presence, call Barbara Grant at 334-4155.
DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.
EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
The EAA meets every first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Caledonia County Airport in Lyndonville. All are welcome to attend. All that you need is an interest in aviation. Each meeting begins with a short business session where we discuss the minutes and reports from our chapter’s previous meeting, plus our past and future events. We then move on to something educational, such as aircraft maintenance, safety, members’ projects, or speakers and documentary movies from EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.
“GROWING STRONGER” STRENGTH CLASSES FOR 40+
Sponsored by the NEK Council on Aging. Meets at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby on Mondays & Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Call Jenny at 748-5182 for more info or visit www.nekcouncil.org.
“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK
Grow Your Own (GYO) gatherings will be held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month and will include a shared meal. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at 472-5940 or e-mail [email protected], or Bethany Dunbar at 472-5362, extension 214, or [email protected].
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT
Fourth Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386. All childhood vaccinations are offered. Adult immunizations included are: Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal, TDaP, Tetanus, and Measles.
JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE
Located on Cross Road in Jay. Open to all area residents and visitors for free cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking in the winter, and mountain biking, hiking, and walking in the summer. Link to site map at www.jayvt.com and topofvt.com under discover/map. Site maps available locally in Jay and at Jay Town Clerk’s Office. User guidelines: Please leave no trace in this special place. Pack it in, pack it out. Leash your dog, bury dog waste away from trails. Respect other users. No motorized vehicles. No fires of any kind. As this is a big hunting area, it is advisable to wear orange. Enjoy at your own risk!
JOURNEY TO RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER
Located at 58 Third Street in Newport. Making Recovery Easier meets Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Art Group meets Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All Recovery meets Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, e-mail Kathlene Douglass at [email protected].
LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE
Line dancing is held in West Burke at the meal site on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. $3 donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412.
LINE DANCING IN TROY
Line dancing classes for exercise and enjoyment are held every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 130 South Pleasant Street, in North Troy. No partner needed and all levels of experience are welcome. If you can count to four, you can line dance! $5 per person. For more information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN HARDWICK
Every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church on West Church Street in Hardwick. All are welcome. NA is for people who wish to try our program of complete abstinence from all drugs. This includes alcohol on an equal status with opiates or cocaine. The disease is addiction, not specific to any one particular drug. For more information, call 535-5042.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. On Tuesday the location is North Country Hospital located at 189 Proutry Drive in Newport in the surgery waiting room on the main floor of the hospital. On Thursday the location is The Church of God at 295 Crawford Road in Derby. Enter through the main front doors of the church. For more information, call 895-4757.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
The Newport Area Community Orchestra has openings for violin, viola, cello, string bass, clarinet, oboe, French horn, and trombone. We are a growing and well-established community orchestra located in the NEK of Vermont. The orchestra plays two concerts each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. For more information, please contact us at 766-3021 or www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line.
NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS
Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby. New members are welcome.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE
Available to help with forms, photocopies, faxes, phone assistance, fuel/electrical assistance, food shelf and commodities, Farm to Family coupons, holiday meals, seed packets, housing, temporary shelter, housing advocacy, and 3Squares applications.
NEWPORT: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
ISLAND POND: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.
- JOHNSBURY: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at 535-2011 or [email protected], or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Big Book study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 673-5621.
PRO BONO (FREE) LEGAL CLINIC IN NEWPORT
Pro bono (free) legal clinic monthly at Orleans County Restorative Justice Center, usually the first Wednesday of each month. Free consults with lawyer. Best for landlord-tenant, housing, probate, elder law, custody, family law, etc. issues. No criminal law. Advance appointments only by calling (802) 487-9293. $10 fee for people living outside Orleans County. Mediation services are also available. For more information, visit www.kingdomjustice.org.
RSVP BONE BUILDING & STRENGTHENING CLASSES
Offered twice a week: at the Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and at the Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A free exercise class to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Classes consist of a variety of exercises to improve balance and increase strength. Participants start out using very light weights which are gradually increased as strength develops. Weights provided. For more information, contact Maureen Mcguire at 334-7746 or [email protected].
SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB
Derby Senior Meals are held at noon every second Thursday at the Elks Lodge #2155 on the Newport-Derby Road in Derby. By donation. For more information, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging’s nutrition coordinators Jenny Patoine or Lallie Mambourg at 748-5182.
SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER
Lunch is served at noon on Mondays and Tuesdays on the lower level of the Glover Town Hall, 3018 Glover Street. Suggested donation by seniors is $3.50; for those younger than 60, $5. For more information, call the NEK Council on Aging’s Nutrition Coordinator Lallie Mambourg at 1-800-642-5119.
SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport holds a free community Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.
SQUARE DANCING IN BARTON
Square dancing will be held every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center. Judy Clifford will be the caller/instructor. Call 525-4400 for more information.
STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT
The Memphremagog Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at CALLICO, 326 Bluff Road, Newport. All stamp collecting interests are welcome. For more information, call 334-6001.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Third Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nevermore Bookstore on 100 East Main Street in Newport. A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience. For more information, call Mary Butler at 744-6284.
TAI CHI CLASS
A Tai Chi Class (Bagua meditation) will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. Call Marc Bourdelle at 525-1234 for locations and more information.
TAI CHI IN BARTON
Leader Brenda Lowther is teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Thai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. For more information, call 525-4400.
TOPS MEETING AT IN BARTON
TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Mountain View Apartments Community Room. A fun, informative way to learn how to take off pounds sensibly. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. First meeting is free! For further information, call 525-3173.
TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail [email protected].
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. Following lunch, join the fun and play Bingo! Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. For more information, call 744-2484.
Wii BOWLING IN WEST BURKE
Wii Bowling is held in West Burke at the The Meal Site on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. By donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or 467-3423.
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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY
Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Church Street, Barton. 525-6524. Open Mondays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-7 p.m., Fridays 1-7 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (April 1-December 1). Winter Friday Afternoon Classic Movies, Friday Night Movies, Friday Evening Potlucks. Scrabble Players meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays year-round. Book Discussions are January through May. Wednesday After-School Programs: Fall, Winter, Spring. Call for summer programs and events for children.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon–5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon–7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For further information and programs, call the library at 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. [email protected]. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story Time is Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Trustee meetings last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Tai Chi classes Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-4365. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1-6 p.m., Saturdays (December-April) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday Play Group and Story Time (Fall, Winter, Spring) 9:30-11 a.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Summer Book Discussions, Arm Chair Chats, and Summer Programs for children.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting monthly, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Book discussion group held third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Job Hunt/Computer Help with CCV student on Tuesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m. through December 16. Story Time: Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; closed Mondays; Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Wednesdays; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Story Hour for Children: at Four Seasons Learning, Fridays at 10 a.m.; Story Time for ages 0-6 every Thursday at 10 a.m.; and for ages 6-12 every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY
93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-5, Thursday 9-6, and Saturday 9-2. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Toddler Time on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call Nancy at 873-3022, extension 201, or check the website at haskellopera.com/library-activities, or find them on Facebook.
HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. 744-2484. Visit the Hitchcock Museum/Library page at www.westfield.vt.gov and on Facebook at Town of Westfield, Vermont for up-to-date activity listings.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2–6 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 723-6134 or look on Facebook.
JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 472-5948 or visit jeudevinememoriallibrary.org.
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. www.jonesmemoriallibrary.wordpress.com
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. 754-2526. Hours: Monday, 3–8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 3–6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Story Hour for children on Fridays at 10 a.m. (October 6–May 31 when school is in session).
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Monday & Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Thursday & Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Story Time on Fridays at 10 a.m. www.randmemorial.com.
- JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Story Time (Acorn Club): Fridays at 10:30 a.m., ages 0 to 6, children’s Library. First Wednesday Series. Scrabble Club: First Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Readings in the Gallery.
WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY
135 Main Street (5A), next to the park. Hours: Saturday 1-4 p.m. For further information, call (201) 519-3633. www.westburkepubliclibrary.wordpress.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/westburkelibrary.
ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS
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ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM
The Albany Historical Society is located in the old village school on Route 14 across from the Methodist Church, and is open by appointment. Contact Jim Oliver at [email protected], or Paul Daniels at the Diamond Heart Farm in East Albany for an appointment.
A unique St. Johnsbury Gallery. 443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 424-1414. www.theartfuleye.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Open Sunday by chance. Come explore 4,500 sq. ft. of locally crafted fine art and artisan craft.
BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM
One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets and masks in the world is located at 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122) in Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 exits 24/25), and is open by appointment. Visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call (802) 525-3031 or 6972 for more information.
BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY
At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Plowing Old Ground. For more information, visit www.VermontArtHouse.org/openings or call 586-2200.
CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge. Artists wanted for Juried show. Selected works will be on display December 2 to February 16. Visit catamountarts.slideroom.com for more info.
CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
For information, call 723-6024 or 895-2901.
CHUCK GUEST GALLERY
Featuring over 130 paintings of abstract imagery. Located at 205 Vermont Route 114 in East Burke. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 626-9011 or visit www.chuckguest.com.
COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY
1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.
CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.
CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION & BARTON MUSEUM
Located at the Pierce House on Water Street in Barton, open late spring through fall. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours year-round.
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open seven days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Bean Hill Road in Glover, second floor in Municipal Building. www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org. Open by appointment only: Call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051.
Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro (building next to Willey’s Store), 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Check out our powerful new tool for researching Greensboro families stored in our archives! Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: The Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.
HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. 533-9075 or www.highlandartsvt.org. Borderlines: Four artists reflect on gender, culture, politics, and the environment.
JANE’S CAFÉ AND GALLERY
43 Main St. (Rte. 5), Derby Line. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring comfort food and artists of the Northeast Kingdom. The paintings of Jan Ghiringhelli; oils and pastels, plein air and studio paintings.
LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK
The Looking Glass Museum is located on the grounds of the Clan of the Hawk off Route 58 in Evansville. Free admittance. This is a museum dedicated to the local Native American groups. For more information, call 754-2817 or e-mail [email protected].
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Visit www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT
Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Showcasing Newport’s forever changing history and landmarks. FIRST SHOWCASE EXHIBIT: “Keeping the Memphre Legacy Alive in the Years Yet to Be.” SECOND SHOWCASE EXHIBIT: “Celebrating 100 Years of Remembering ‘The Lady of the Lake’s’ Last Days – (1917-2017) here at Steamboat Wharf in Newport.”
MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected].
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)
56 Church Street in Newport Center. 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.
NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY
194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)
430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. [email protected]. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is open closed for the season. The Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop are open year-round, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Craft Circles (all welcome!): Quilter’s Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists.
Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day until 2 p.m. except Tuesdays.
PEACHAM CORNER GUILD
The Peacham Corner Guild is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. The guild features small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts and specialty foods. Located at 643 Bayley Hazen Road in Peacham. 802-592-3332
PLEASANT VALLEY ART GALLERY
146 White Road, Irasburg. 754-2000. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m or call for an appointment anytime.
- JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.
THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER
The 99 Gallery and Center on School Street behind 316 Main Street in downtown Newport. Work by Seattle surrealist Donald Peel and Northeast Kingdom artists, free classes, movies and community events. Open most afternoons till 5 p.m. 323-7759. Whimsical sculptures and drawings by Newport’s Manfred Rieder now on display.
THE 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: “Bells and Whistles” on display now. Admission by donation. Self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY
240a Dufferin St., Stanstead, Quebec. All are welcome! Hours: Thurs.–Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.levieuxforgeron.com
WHITE WATER GALLERY
5 River Street by the bridge, East Hardwick Village. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Watergate at 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.
WONDERARTS (ART HOUSE GALLERY AND WONDER & WISDOM)
The Art House Gallery and Wonder & Wisdom have merged to create WonderArts. Office located at the UCC, 165 Wilson St., Greensboro and programs are held at the Wonder & Wisdom program space, Community Greenspace in Craftsbury, Craftsbury Town Hall, local schools, Craftsbury Masonic Hall, and in partnership with other community organizations. For more information, call 533-9370 or visit www.wonderartsvt.org.
WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)
P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook. President: Peggy Loux, 343-5687. Past President: Camilla Mead, 988-4300. E-mail: [email protected]
YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY
240 A Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec. (819) 876-2282. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the heart of Rock Island in the historical Ye Olde Blacksmith overlooking the Tomifobia River. This historical blacksmith shop is now a cozy gallery featuring a variety of works from numerous local artists. www.levieuxforgeron.com