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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
150th ORLEANS COUNTY FAIR OPENS
Come celebrate the 150th year of the Orleans County Fair at the Orleans County Fairgounds in Barton, Wednesday, August 16, through Sunday, August 20. Fun for all ages. Midway with vendors, rides, and games; agricultural exhibits; truck and tractor pulls; horse and pony pulls, horse shows; maple sugar house; beer and wine garden; DJ and live bands; demonstrations; too much to list! New this year: Gate pricing ($10 Wed., Thurs., Fri., $12 Sat. & Sun.) includes attractions, rides separate. Kids under ten admitted free each day. Unlimited midway rides with a $15 bracelet each day. For a complete listing of events, times, and daily attractions, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net.
HOWARD FRANK MOSHER TRIBUTE IN GREENSBORO
Kingdom County Productions will present a Howard Frank Mosher tribute with filmmaker Jay Craven on Wednesday, August 16, at 6 p.m. at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. Other dates and locations, as well as more information, available by e-mailing [email protected].
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS IN HARDWICK
The Craftsbury Chamber Players will perform on Thursday, August 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hardwick Town House with pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Single admission is $25, students $10, children 12 and under free. Reception following to meet the artists. Free children’s concerts at 2 p.m. (check for location). For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org or call 1-800-639-3443.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
JAM SESSION AT CHARLESTON SCHOOL
There will be a Jam Session to benefit the Charleston School Music Program on Friday, August 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at the Charleston Elementary School. Suggested donation is $3. Snacks available. All are welcome: Musicians, singers, community.
BRIAN MCCARTHY NONET: THE BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE
In his nine-piece chamber jazz ensemble work, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Vermont-based saxophonist Brian McCarthy explores popular songs of the American Civil War, and introduces original material based on figures and events of the area. McCarthy brings Better Angels of Our Nature to the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro on Friday, August 18, at 7 p.m., pairing insightful new arrangements of vintage wartime folk songs with vibrant new compositions for his skilled Nonet to explore. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for EBT cardholders. For more information, visit www.highlandartsvt.com.
MAGICAL PICNIC & WORKSHOP IN GREENSBORO
Peek into the world of magic with this workshop for kids of all ages at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro on Friday, August 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. Rob Mermin presents a hands-on class of easy-to-do impromptu tricks and simple stunts especially for grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, and parents and their kids of all ages. There will be a picnic at the Hardwick Street Café followed by the workshop. $20 all seats, kids under 10 admitted free (includes cost of lunch). For more information, visit www.highlandartsvt.com.
KINGDOM FARM & FOOD DAYS
Eighteen farms and local food businesses are gearing up to host the ninth annual Kingdom Farm and Food Days events August 18, 19, and 20. From Island Pond to Craftsbury, Newport Center to St. Johnsbury, locals and visitors can take workshops and farm tours with llamas and honey bees, taste smoothies made of local yogurt, see draft horse and blacksmithing demonstrations, try local beers and spirits, and kick up their heels to local music. Details are available at www.kingdomfarmandfood.org.
KINGDOM COFFEEHOUSE AT NORTHWOODS
The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold its Kingdom Coffeehouse on Friday, August 18, from 7 to 9 p.m., featuring Tim Lancaster. Cost is $10. For more information, contact Maria at 723-6551 or [email protected]. For more information about NorthWoods’ events, visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
STAFF ALUMNI WEEKEND AT NORTHWOODS
The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold a staff alumni weekend Friday through Sunday, August 18 through 20. Cost is $100 and includes food, canoe equipment, and lodging/camping. Register by August 1. For more information, contact Maria at 723-6551 or [email protected]. For more information about NorthWoods’ events, visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AT NORTHWOODS
The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold Climate Change Adaptation in the Spitzer Demonstration Forest on Friday, August 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., free of charge. Tour the forest. For more information and to pre-register, contact Maria at 723-6551 or [email protected]. For more information about NorthWoods’ events, visit www.northwoodscenter.org.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE IN ISLAND POND
Friday Night Live takes place at Lakeside Park Pavilion in downtown Island Pond from 6 to 10 p.m. and features a different band each week. On Friday, August 18, the band will be Without Ray, sponsored by PJ’s Tack Shop and The Hearth & Home Country Store.
CRUISE NIGHT AT HAYES FORD
Cars of Yesteryear will hold a cruise night at Hayes Ford on East Main Street in Newport on Friday, August 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. More information at www.carsofyesteryear.org.
“BASIC BYE-BYE” PUPPET SHOW AT BREAD & PUPPET
The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will perform “Basic Bye-Bye,” a new puppet show in the Paper Maché Cathedral on Friday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
CRUISE NIGHT AT WAYNE’S SNACK BAR
Cars of Yesteryear will hold a cruise night at Wayne’s Snack Bar on Route 105 in Newport Center on Saturday, August 19, from 5 to 8 p.m.
MUSIC CD RELEASE CELEBRATION AT MAC CENTER
MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport will hold a music CD release celebration for Ben & Janice Luce’s new CD, The Desert Suite, on Saturday, August 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event will include a multimedia presentation about the breathtaking New Mexico landscape which inspired the music, along with musical excerpts from the CD. New Mexico style appetizers will be served. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.maccenterforthearts.com or call 334-1966.
BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE
Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, August 19, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall in Derby Line. We play games like the Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Dominion. We gladly teach newcomers all our games. For more information, visit Border Board Games on Facebook, call 873-3028, or e-mail [email protected].
BREAD & PUPPET CHEAP ART AUCTION
The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold a Cheap Art Auction on Saturday, August 19, at 7 p.m. in the Paper Maché Cathedral to raise money for repairs on the buildings. For more information, call 525-3031.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
CIRCUS SMIRKUS PERFORMANCE IN GREENSBORO
There will be a Circus Smirkus performance on Sunday, August 20, in Greensboro at 1 and 6 p.m. For more information or tickets, call (877) 764-7587 or visit www.smirkus.org.
WILD & SCENIC GATHERING AT BIG FALLS
The Wild and Scenic Gathering at Big Falls, hosted by Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers Wild & Scenic Committee, will be held Sunday, August 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Big Falls in North Troy. Free, family friendly, games and activities, face painting, make your own stained glass river, guided nature walks, demonstrations, enter the zucchini regatta (create your own vessel on site), music and food. For more information, visit www.vtwsr.org/events, e-mail [email protected], or call (802) 393-0076.
“THE DOMESTIC INSURRECTION CIRCUS” AT BREAD & PUPPET
The Bread and Puppet Theater will present a performance of “The Domestic Insurrection Circus and Pageant” in the Circus Field on Sunday, August 20, at 3 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm located on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
HIGH VOLTAGE BARBERSHOP QUARTET IN NEWPORT
Now Playing Newport Music Series presents High Voltage, a barbershop quartet, performing Sunday, August 20, at 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Suggested donation is $5. Under 16 free.
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
NEW YORKER AUTHOR TO READ AT CRAFTSBURY LIBRARY
Author and finalist for the 2017 Vermont Book Award, Jensen Beach, will be at the Craftsbury Public Library on Monday, August 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. Beach will be joining participants for the final meeting of “Talk of the Porch” – A New Yorker Fiction Discussion Group. For more information, call Susan O’Connell at 586-9683 or e-mail [email protected].
BLOOD DRIVE IN WESTFIELD
Blood donors are needed for the upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive at the Westfield Community Center on Monday, August 21, from 2 to 7 p.m. Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. Save time by pre-registering at www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass. For more information, call LaDonna at 744-2484.
CASPIAN MONDAY MUSIC
Caspian Monday Music will feature an Orchestra Concert (serenades and arias, Finz, Dvorak) on Monday, August 21, at 8 p.m. at the East Hardwick Grange. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students, and free for those under 18. For more information, visit www.caspianmondaymusic.org.
HOWARD FRANK MOSHER TRIBUTE AND FILM SCREENING
Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven presents a film screening and personal reflections to pay tribute to Northeast Kingdom writer, Howard Frank Mosher, on Monday, August 21, at 7 p.m. at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22
LEARN ABOUT ABENAKI AT GREENSBORO LIBRARY
On Tuesday, August 22, at 10 a.m., come learn about Abenaki past and present with Bobby Farlice-Rubino of the Fairbanks Museum at the Greensboro Free Library. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 533-2531.
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT
The Vermont Department of Health on Main Street (Suite 220) in Newport offers immunization clinics on the fourth Tuesday of every month. You may qualify for vaccinations at no charge if you meet one of the following criteria: No primary care provider, no health insurance or insurance doesn’t cover vaccines, or primary care provider doesn’t offer vaccines. Next clinic is Tuesday, August 22. For more information, call 334-4386.
SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD & PUPPET
Early American 4-part hymns in the fa-so-la-mi tradition. Every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 30. All welcome, no experience necessary. Paper Maché Cathedral, Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Free. For more information, call Elka Schumann at 525-6972.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23
CALEDONIA COUNTY FAIR OPENS
The Caledonia County Fair in Lyndonville opens Wednesday, August 23, and closes Sunday, August 27. For list of attractions and schedule of events, visit www.caledoniacountyfair.com.
ORLEANS COUNTY SEED LIBRARY MEETING
The Orleans County Seed Library will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, August 23, at 4 p.m. at the Barton library. There will be a short business meeting followed by a discussion of seed saving for the next gardening season and the seed library. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION AT ALBANY SCHOOL
There will be a community celebration to celebrate the new playground at the Albany Community School on Thursday, August 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. All are welcome.
SUMMER FORESTRY SERIES: GEORGE PERKINS MARSH AND CLIMATE CHANGE
This program will be held at the Craftsbury Outdoor Activity Center, 500 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common, on Thursday, August 24, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to this free event.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE IN ISLAND POND
Friday Night Live takes place at Lakeside Park Pavilion in downtown Island Pond from 6 to 10 p.m. and features a different band each week. On Friday, August 25, the band will be The Tricksters, sponsored by Century 21 Farm & Forest Realty and Tardif Heating & Mechanical.
“BASIC BYE-BYE” PUPPET SHOW AT BREAD & PUPPET
The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will perform “Basic Bye-Bye,” a new puppet show in the Paper Maché Cathedral on Friday, August 25, at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
WILLOUGHBY LAKE HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT
The Willoughby Lake Horseshoe Tournament will be held Saturday, August 26, on the north beach of Lake Willoughby in Westmore. Signup starts at 9 a.m. First games start approximately at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $24 per team. Horseshoes provided. Great food under the tent. No dogs, please. Everyone welcome. Cash prizes, double elimination. Sponsored by the Orleans Lions Club.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN BARTON
The Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association will hold an Ice Cream Social at the museum located on Water Street in Barton on Sunday, August 27. Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment by calling 525-3084.
“THE DOMESTIC INSURRECTION CIRCUS” AT BREAD & PUPPET
The Bread and Puppet Theater will present a performance of “The Domestic Insurrection Circus and Pageant” in the Circus Field on Sunday, August 27, at 3 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm located on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.
CRAFTSBURY FARMERS’ MARKET
On the Common every Saturday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 7. Free family friendly entertainment with dozens of locally made products direct from farmers, prepared food producers, and or artisans. www.craftsburyfarmersmarket.com
JAY VILLAGE VENDORS MARKET
Open every Saturday through Columbus Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Jay Town Clerk’s Office. Vendors needed. Call Wilma at 988-2521 or Maria at 895-4869.
NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET
Located on the Causeway in Newport. Open every Wednesday and Saturday until October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. EBT & debit cards accepted. Farm-to-Family coupon site. For more information, call 274-8206 or 334-6858, or find them on Facebook.
PEACHAM FARMERS’ MARKET
The Peacham Market on the Academy Green is open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays in conjunction with the Peacham Café which will be serving dinner until 7 p.m. Open every week until September 7. For more information, call Diana Senturia at (802) 592-3989 or e-mail [email protected].
WIND TURBINE TOURS
Sign up for Green Mountain Power’s free public tours of the 21 turbine Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell, offered during August. Experience a working wind farm and learn how GMP is harnessing the power of wind. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes a visit to two of the turbines. Tours are free, but advance registration is required by visiting www.greenmountainpower.com/2017/05/16/kingdom-community-wind-tours/.
- PAUL’S SCHOOL ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The always popular St. Paul’s School Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 9, at the Barton Golf Club. Cost is $40 per person and includes greens fees, barbecue lunch, prize for every golfer, snacks and water. Golf cart fee not included. The format is a four-person scramble with contests, side raffles, and a 50/50 raffle. The tournament fills up quickly so register early by calling Barb at 525-1126 to sign up your team today.
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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 SENIOR CENTER
Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Square dancing each Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m.; Breakfast Club meets each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.; Exercise Classes/Tai Chi 9 a.m.; and Growing Stronger class at 10 a.m. 525-4400, [email protected]
BINGO IN LOWELL
Bingo is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Hall on Hazen Notch Road in Lowell. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. Progressive jackpot starting at $500. Dinner available.
BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAM SESSIONS
The Bobbin Mill Players will hold music jam sessions every Wednesday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lowell St. Ignatius Parish Hall. Other music events include: First Friday evening of the month at the Lowell Fire Station from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Second Sunday afternoon at the Glover Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m.; Third Friday evening at the Charleston Elementary School from 6 to 9 p.m., Fourth Friday evening at the Derby Line Town Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Fifth Friday evening (when there is a fifth Friday) at the Barton Memorial Building from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Millie at 334-2598.
BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS
An RSVP Bone Builders Balancing and Strengthening Class meets weekly on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. with the Troy and Area Lions Club weekly community mealsite following at noon. Located at the Westfield Community Center on North Hill Road. For more information, call 744-2484.
BRIDGE LEAGUES IN 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 Amber Minnie is available at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport for six hours a week to offer career services to library patrons and job seekers. Find employment opportunities in the area, write a resumé and cover letter, apply for jobs online, assess skills and interests, use the Internet to explore career opportunities, and learn about education and training programs. Ms. Minnie will be available on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 334-7902.
COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT
A free Community Meal will be held the third Thursday of every month at noon, at the United Church of Newport on Third Street. All welcome.
CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT
Cornucopia Community/Senior Meal will be served every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cornucopia, 125 Main Street, #3 (rear door entrance off parking lot between Coventry and Center Streets). Come at 11 a.m. for cards, board games, or just to socialize and make new friends. Community members of all ages are invited to enjoy a warm, well balanced meal prepared by Cornucopia Culinary Trainees. For more information, contact Cornucopia at 487-9380.
COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE
There will be a Country Acoustic Jam held every third Sunday of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Burke Community Building. Everyone with special musical or singing talents are encouraged to participate. Come to listen or join in on the fun. $3 donation at the door. Door prizes and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Burke Senior Meal Site. Snacks and beverages available. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or the Senior Meal Site at 467-3423 or the Town Office at 467-3717.
CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD
Barton Ambulance Squad is still offering CPR and First Aid classes for the public. Classes are taught by certified instructors who make classes fun while giving you knowledge and skills you may need to save a life one day. Four instructors are available so a large class is possible, but not necessary. They also work one-on-one. For prices and more information call 525-3637.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS
Members of the United Church of Craftsbury in Craftsbury Common will offer free evening suppers on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Open to all. Donations appreciated but not required. For more information, call 586-8028.
DANCE AT BEEBE TOWN HALL
Come dance with us at the Beebe Town Hall in Beebe, Quebec, every Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Country western band. Also square dancing. Light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call (819) 876-2021.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
The Diabetes Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the meeting room at North Country Hospital in Newport. For more information or to confirm your presence, call Barbara Grant at 334-4155.
DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.
EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
The EAA meets every first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Caledonia County Airport in Lyndonville. All are welcome to attend. All that you need is an interest in aviation. Each meeting begins with a short business session where we discuss the minutes and reports from our chapter’s previous meeting, plus our past and future events. We then move on to something educational, such as aircraft maintenance, safety, members’ projects, or speakers and documentary movies from EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP
Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, Newport, in the Community Justice living room. A warm, safe place where women can find support for facing challenges and learn some new strategies for addressing life’s complications and problems. All welcome. No qualifications or criteria.
GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.
“GROWING STRONGER” STRENGTH CLASSES FOR 40+
Sponsored by the NEK Council on Aging. Meets at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby on Mondays & Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Call Jenny at 748-5182 for more info or visit www.nekcouncil.org.
“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK
Grow Your Own (GYO) gatherings will be held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month and will include a shared meal. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at 472-5940 or e-mail [email protected], or Bethany Dunbar at 472-5362, extension 214, or [email protected].
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT
Fourth Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386. All childhood vaccinations are offered. Adult immunizations included are: Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal, TDaP, Tetanus, and Measles.
JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE
Located on Cross Road in Jay. Open to all area residents and visitors for free cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking in the winter, and mountain biking, hiking, and walking in the summer. Link to site map at www.jayvt.com and topofvt.com under discover/map. Site maps available locally in Jay and at Jay Town Clerk’s Office. User guidelines: Please leave no trace in this special place. Pack it in, pack it out. Leash your dog, bury dog waste away from trails. Respect other users. No motorized vehicles. No fires of any kind. As this is a big hunting area, it is advisable to wear orange. Enjoy at your own risk!
JOURNEY TO RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER
Located at 58 Third Street in Newport. Making Recovery Easier meets Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Art Group meets Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All Recovery meets Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, e-mail Kathlene Douglass at [email protected].
LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE
Line dancing is held in West Burke at the meal site on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. $3 donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412.
LINE DANCING IN TROY
Line dancing classes for exercise and enjoyment are held every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 130 South Pleasant Street, in North Troy. No partner needed and all levels of experience are welcome. If you can count to four, you can line dance! $5 per person. For more information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN HARDWICK
Every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church on West Church Street in Hardwick. All are welcome. NA is for people who wish to try our program of complete abstinence from all drugs. This includes alcohol on an equal status with opiates or cocaine. The disease is addiction, not specific to any one particular drug. For more information, call 535-5042.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT
Narcotics Anonymous meetings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. On Tuesday the location is North Country Hospital located at 189 Proutry Drive in Newport in the surgery waiting room on the main floor of the hospital. On Thursday the location is The Church of God at 295 Crawford Road in Derby. Enter through the main front doors of the church. For more information, call 895-4757.
NEK CAMERA CLUB
The NEK Camera Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Cobleigh Public Library on Main Street in Lyndonville from 6 to 8 p.m. This is an amateur photography club. For more information, call Casey at 754-2616.
NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP
The NEK Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet the first Wednesday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to noon, at North Country Hospital in the meeting room next to the library. For more information, call Stella at 766-0103.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
The Newport Area Community Orchestra has openings for oboe, violin, viola, cello and string bass. We are a growing and well-established community orchestra located in the NEK of Vermont. The orchestra plays two concerts each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. For more information, please contact us at 766-3021 or www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line.
NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND
The Newport Area Concert Band will hold summer concerts in the park at the Gardner Park gazebo every Thursday evening, June 22 through August 24, at 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or snack and enjoy fun, free old-fashioned band concerts under the stars. In case of rain, concerts are given in the Newport Municipal Building. New players are always welcome to join for a single concert or the whole season. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby. Helpful, but not required. For more information, call Peter Storrings at 334-2456.
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.
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.
SUMMER EXERCISE & YOGA AT WESTMORE CHURCH
Summer exercise and yoga will be held at the Westmore Church Fellowship Hall. Exercise Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Yoga on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. May 18 through September 14. For more information, call Pam at 525-9725 or e-mail [email protected].
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Third Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 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 BARTON LIBRARY
TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Congress Court 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 525-4464.
TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail [email protected].
VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON
Every first and third Tuesday of each month there will be van service from Westmore to Barton. 10:30 a.m. pickup at the old Town Clerk’s office; 1:30 p.m. return trip to Westmore. Free to residents age 60 or older. For more information, call Mary at 525-4128 or the Area Agency on Aging at 334-2190.
VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON
Every Thursday there is van service to senior meals in Barton. The pickup schedule is as follows: 11:25 a.m., Mountain View Apartments; 11:30 a.m., Congress Court; 11:35 a.m., Monitor Manor; 11:40 a.m., Hillcrest; 11:45 a.m., Memorial Building; 11:50 a.m., Park Street trailer park. For more information, call Brenda Sargent at 525-4400.
Wednesday Poets, a poetry writing workshop, is held at the Barton Public Library on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments. All are welcome. For more information, call Adrien Helm at 525-3740.
WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE
Every Thursday at noon at the Westfield Community Center (North Hill Road/School St.). Suggested donation $4 with the 2nd Thursday of the month free. Free RSVP Bone Builders Balancing and Strengthening Class meets weekly before the meal from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Following lunch, join the fun and play Bingo! Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. For more information, call 744-2484.
WESTMORE LITTLE TREASURES HOUSE
The Westmore Little Treasures House (located at the old Town Clerk’s building), is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Labor Day. All money received goes to the Westmore Community Church for a new roof.
Wii BOWLING IN WEST BURKE
Wii Bowling is held in West Burke at the The Meal Site on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. By donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or 467-3423.
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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY
Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Church Street, Barton. Open Mondays from 1–7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1–7 p.m., Fridays from 1–7 p.m. Friday Afternoon Classic Movies, Friday Night Movies. Scrabble players meet on the first and third Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon–5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon–7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For further information and programs, call the library at 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. [email protected]. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Current location is closed due to construction. Temporary “Mini Library” now open at the Derby Community Church on Route 5 in Derby. Hours will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preschool Story Time will still be Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No family movie night over the summer. Trustee meetings will still be the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. 525-6524 or 525-4365. www.gloverlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 1–6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.–noon. Story Hour: Fridays at 10 a.m. Cook & A Book Discussion: Call for book and date. Children’s literature discussion group for adults: Call to sign up. Arm Chair Chats meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, call library coordinator Toni Eubanks at 525-4365.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting monthly, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Book discussion group held third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Chess Club meetings held each Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Job Hunt Helper from CCV is available Tuesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; closed Mondays; Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Wednesdays; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Story Hour for Children: at Four Seasons Learning, Fridays at 10 a.m.; Story Time for ages 0-6 every Thursday at 10 a.m.; and for ages 6-12 every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY
93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. 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. Celtic Harpist: Free music in the library from 2-4 p.m. on August 4. 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. SUMMER KIDS’ PROGRAM: Lego Club from 3-5 p.m. in the children’s room and on Fridays, weather permitting, Story Time at the Hardwick Farmers’ Market. All events free.
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.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Monday & Tuesday 3-7, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday and Friday 8-12. Children’s Summer Program: Build a Better World. Fridays, July 21, 28, August 4 & 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon with stories, crafts, presentations, and free lunch. 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 in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). For more information, please visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031.
BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY
At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Plowing Old Ground. For more information, visit www.VermontArtHouse.org/openings or call 586-2200.
CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER
115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge.
CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston. Open Wednesdays afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., June through August. For more information or to make an appointment for another day, call 723-6024 or 895-2901.
CHUCK GUEST GALLERY
Featuring over 130 paintings of abstract imagery. Located at 205 Vermont Route 114 in East Burke. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 626-9011 or visit www.chuckguest.com.
COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY
1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.
CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.
CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION & BARTON MUSEUM
Located at the Pierce House on Water Street in Barton, open late spring through fall. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours year-round.
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open seven days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
Bean Hill Road in Glover, second floor in Municipal Building. www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org. Open by appointment only: Call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051.
Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro (building next to Willey’s Store), 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. July & August hours: Tues.–Thurs. 10:30-2:30, Sat. 10-2. 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. Lucien B. Day: A Life in Art, on view is a retrospective of the late painter’s work. Vermont forests and NYC skyscrapers and some curved and tilted 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. EXHIBIT: “Lake Memphremagog Watershed – Preserving the Beauty of Our Waters” on display until September 5. 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]. Crossing to Safety on display July 15 through September 4.
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)
56 Church Street in Newport Center. 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.
NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY
194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. On display through August are oil paintings by Marjorie Kramer.
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. Arid Lands, an exhibit in watercolor by Jenny Green, on display August 12 through September 23. Meet the artist Friday, August 18, from 5 to 7 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 May 15 through October 15, Wednesdays–Sunday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Alexander Twilight Visitors’ Center and gift shop are open year-round, Wednesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Craft Circles (all welcome!): Spinner’s Circle meets in the Samuel Read Hall House on the third Thursday of the month at noon, May through October. Call 754-2022 for more info. Quilter’s Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists. Photographs by Karen Gowan on display until September 5.
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. Paintings by Marjorie Kramer and Sam Thurston on display through September 15.
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.
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