Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

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

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

 

NE VT ENERGY ACTION ROUNDTABLE

Please join the Northeast Vermont Energy Action Roundtable on Wednesday, April 27, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Craftsbury Public Library for a light supper and community conversation about energy and climate action in Vermont. The Craftsbury Energy Committee will share their experience and representatives of the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network will highlight successful local energy committee action across the state. To RSVP or for more information, call Amelia Fritz at 586-2887.

 

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING SPRING LECTURE SERIES

The Osher Lifelong Learning Spring Lecture Series of Newport, Derby, and Stanstead will continue on Wednesday, April 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport, second floor conference room. Topic: Charlie Browne – The Science and Wonder of Bird Migration. Refreshments and conversation will follow. For more information, call Suzi Dix at 673-9499 or e-mail [email protected].

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

 

LRUHS SPRING CHORUS CONCERT

On Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m., the Lake Region Union High School Music Department presents the annual Spring Chorus Concert at the Barton United Church. The Chorus, Select Chorus, Treble Ensemble, and Baritone Ensemble will perform a variety of choral works. Director is Dr. Sara Doncaster and the accompanist is Mark Violette.

 

GAME NIGHT & OPEN OUTDOOR R/C TRACK IN COVENTRY

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

 

UNIFORM, SHOE & ACCESSORY SALE AT NCH

The North Country Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a two-day uniform, shoe, and accessory sale in the downstairs meeting room of North Country Hospital in Newport on Thursday, April 28, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, April 29, from 7 a.m. to noon. This sale features the latest styles, prints, and colors for uniforms and professional work shoes from major manufacturers. Cash, check, or credit cards accepted. A portion of sales benefit the Auxiliary for their hospital fundraising projects. For more information, call 334-4186.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

 

CHARITY FOOD SALE AT KINNEY DRUGS IN DERBY

There will be a charity food sale at Kinney Drugs in Derby on Friday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network of Vermont. Come and buy and support a great cause.

 

5TH FRIDAY JAM SESSION

The 5th Friday Jam Session will be held at the Barton Senior Center on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. All musicians welcome to perform. Refreshments served. Call 525-4400 for more information.

 

AUBREY ATWATER & ELWOOD DONNELLY PERFORMING AT CATAMOUNT ARTS

Kingdom Mountain Dulcimer Club and Catamount Arts is pleased to present Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, two of the finest folk singers and performers in the country, performing on Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. Purchase tickets and more information online at www.catamountarts.org. The following day, Saturday, April 30, the duo will present a series of mountain dulcimer workshops for all levels as well as Aubrey’s famous workshop on Southern Mountain clogging. Open to all, young and old. For more details or to register, call 748-2655.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

 

HOT DISH SUPPER IN GREENSBORO BEND

There will be an all-you-can-eat hot dish supper of baked beans, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, coleslaw, and more, as well as desserts and drinks, on Saturday, April 30, at the United Methodist Church in Greensboro Bend from 5 p.m. until all are served. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children ages five to 12, and free for children under five.

 

MUD SEASON GROOVE IN WEST GLOVER

NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be hosting the seventh annual Mud Season Groove on Saturday, April 30, at Parker Pie Co. in West Glover. Doors open at 7 p.m. with live music from Tritium Well beginning at 8 p.m. There is a $10 admission that supports NorthWoods educational programming. Welcome spring with good food, drink, music, and friends. For more information, contact Kelly Davis at 723-6551, extension 303, or e-mail [email protected].

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Vermont Family Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Orleans Municipal Building on Saturday, April 30. A cast of more than 50 adults and children will bring this wonderful musical to the stage. For more information and tickets, visit vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or at the door. Fun for all ages. Additional performances on May 1 and 7.

 

MONTE CARLO CASINO & TEXAS HOLD ’EM TOURNAMENT IN WESTFIELD

The seventh annual Monte Carlo Casino and Texas Hold ’Em Tournament to benefit the Jay Volunteer Fire Department will be held Saturday, April 30, at Degre Auction House in Westfield with doors opening at 6 p.m. $5 entry. BYOB. Free munchies. Play for cash – black jack, craps, roulette, plus learn-to-play tables. Texas Hold ’Em Tournament is $100 buy-in (limited space). Live auction, 50/50 raffle, door prize, gun raffle, Wheel of Fortune. More information available at www.jayvt.com or by calling 343-5687.

 

PUBLIC ACCESS GREETER TRAINING

Will you be ready to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species? Please join Vermont Lakes Program staff at one of five free workshops offered to train Public Access Greeters. Public Access Greeters educate lake visitors about invasive species, provide courtesy watercraft inspections and stop introductions of invasives.  Locally, a workshop will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Glover Community School, hosted by the Shadow Lake Association, and another workshop on Wednesday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westmore Community Church, hosted by the Westmore Association. Free greeter program tools include the Greeter Program Training Manual, sandwich board “greeter on duty” signs, T-shirts, and educational handouts are free to any Vermont Greeter Program. Pre-registration is required. Contact Josh Mulhollem at [email protected] to request a registration form or with questions.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 1

 

FREE GOLFING FOR KIDS AT NEWPORT COUNTRY CLUB

Sunday is Family Day at the Newport Country Club. One free bucket of balls for the driving range for all kids under 14 (must be accompanied by an adult). Golf clubs are available for all to use. Come on up to the Pro Shop after 2 p.m. on Sundays and teach your kids to golf! For more information, call 334-5056.

 

NORTHEAST FIDDLERS’ ASSOCIATION JAM & MEET

The Northeast Fiddlers’ Association’s monthly Jam and Meet will be held Sunday, May 1, from noon to 5 p.m. at the VFW on Pleasant Street in Morrisville. Fiddlers and public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcomed. For more information, contact Lee Deyette at 728-5188.

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Vermont Family Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Orleans Municipal Building on Sunday, May 1. A cast of more than 50 adults and children will bring this wonderful musical to the stage. For more information and tickets, visit vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or at the door. Fun for all ages. Final performance on Saturday, May 7.

 

MONDAY, MAY 2

 

NO EVENTS SUBMITTED.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 3

 

SOIL AERATION FIELD DAY IN WESTFIELD

There will be a field day focused on alternative manure application systems on Tuesday, May 3, at Missisquoi Valley Farm, 560 VT Route 100, Westfield, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided. Discussions will include agronomics and nutrient management benefits, tips for use, equipment, and learning about The Orleans County Conservation District aerator equipment rental program. Experience the AerWay machine to reduce compaction while increasing soil health and crop yields by improving water and nutrient filtration. There will also be information on program resources and incentives payments available. Please RSVP with Sarah Damsell at 334-6090, extension 118.

 

ALZHEIMER’S WORKSHOPS IN ST. JOHNSBURY

“Living with Alzheimer’s for mid-stage caregivers” is a two-part series taught by Pam Smith and is held on Tuesdays, May 3 and 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NVRH Conference Room in St. Johnsbury. To register, call Pam or Nancy at 1-800-642-5119 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900.

Best Friends™ Approach to Alzheimer’s Care” is two workshops taught by Nancy Oakes and Pam Smith. On Monday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., “Communicating with the Person with Dementia” and on Monday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., “Using the Life Story and the Best Friends™ Approach to Activities.” Suggested donation is $10 per workshop but is not required for participation. Call Nancy or Pam to register at 334-2190 or 1-800-642-5119.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

 

PIANIST MICHAEL ARNOWITT EXPLORES BEETHOVEN

Vermont pianist Michael Arnowitt will consider Beethoven’s creative process in a lecture and performance at Goodrich Memorial Libray in Newport on Wednesday, May 4, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Beethoven’s Sketchbooks,” 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 the Vermont Humanities Council at 262-2626, or e-mail [email protected], or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 5

 

SPRING RUMMAGE SALE IN ORLEANS

There will be a Spring Rummage Sale, hosted by Catholic Financial Life Chapter 395, on Thursday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Friday, May 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Most Holy Trinity Parish Hall in Orleans. Drop off items for donation on Wednesday, May 4. Proceeds benefit the Jones Memorial Library.

 

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE AT ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH

The annual Rummage Sale at the Orleans Federated Church on School Street will be held Thursday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (sold by bag, $2, $3, or $5) and on Friday, May 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. (bargain day, fill as many bags of any size for $1 per bag). Proceeds benefit the Women’s Society. For further information, call 754-6611.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 6

 

SOLO WILDERNESS FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED AT STERLING COLLEGE

Outdoor enthusiasts and those who lead trips into the great outdoors could use a basic level of first aid training. This May, Sterling College in Craftsbury is offering a short course in Wilderness First Aid. This course is a two-day workshop taking place over the weekend of May 14 and 15 and focuses on the basic skills of response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, survival skills, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. Students will receive SOLO Wilderness First Aid certification. The fee is $100 and includes book. To register, contact Allison Van Akkeren at [email protected] or call 586-7711, extension 162. There is a $25 nonrefundable deposit required to register and is due by Friday, May 6.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 7

 

GREEN UP DAY IN BARTON

Green Up Day in Barton will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 7. Roadside trash only. No household or yard trash, electronics, tires, furniture, or hazardous waste (don’t touch, tell authorities). Free green bags at the Barton Town Clerk’s Office, E.M. Brown’s, and J.B. Colton’s. Leave full bags on the road or bring to the Barton Town Garage (look for sign on Route 5 between Barton and Orleans) on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Free ice cream cones there all day. Green Up VT relies solely on private and corporate donations. Please give! www.greenupvermont.org. For road assignments to avoid doubling up or for questions, call Oz and Judy Henchel, Barton Town coordinators, at 525-3944.

 

GREEN UP EVENT IN BROWNINGTON

Brownington will hold its annual Green Up event on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brownington residents can use the trash dumpster located at the town garage for roadside trash and tire removal (limit of 8 tires per household).

 

BACKYARD BEEKEEPING AT OLD STONE HOUSE

Bruce Henson is back to teach his popular class for both beginners and experienced beekeepers on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington. Cost is $30 or $25 for museum members. Please bring a bag lunch. Call the museum at 754-2022 or register online at www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

GREEN UP DAY IN JAY

The town of Jay will hold its Green Up day on Saturday, May 7. Pick up bags and get roadside assignments from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Jay Town Hall Community Center. Beverages and snacks available. Bags can also be picked up at the Jay Town Hall during business hours. E-mail Sally Rivard to let her know what road(s) you will do, [email protected]. Separate returnables (clear bags) from recyclables (clear bags) from trash (green bags). Place returnables in the Jay Bottle Hut. Take recyclables to the recycle center. Bring trash bags to the dumpster next to the Jay Bottle Hut. Roadside garbage only, not home garbage. For more information, visit www.jayvt.com.

 

DOWNTON ABBEY TEA AT GOODRICH LIBRARY

There will be a Downton Abbey Tea at the Goodrich Memorial Library on Saturday, May 7, at 2 p.m. The assembly rooms will be turned into a vintage “tea room” with lace-topped tables, a display of the Downton Abbey ladies, and a Victorian drawing room scene on the stage. Delicious teas and homemade delicacies will be served by costumed staff. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to come in costume, also. Games and prizes will enliven the fun. Have your picture taken on the Vintage drawing room stage set. Pictures are free and will be developed on the spot. Free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. For more information or to pre-register, stop in to the library on Main Street in Newport or call 334-7902. The library is handicapped accessible.

 

BENEFIT DANCE AT ELKS LODGE

There will be a dance to benefit the Halo Foundation of Derby and Lamoille Area Cancer Network of Morrisville on Saturday, May 7, at the Elks Lodge in Derby from 7 to 11 p.m. Music will be provided by the country band, Grit-N-Whiskey (www.gritnwhiskey.com), in memory of Sue Fogle, and there will be a 50/50 raffle on a homemade hutch as well as a silent auction to benefit the cause. Food and drinks will be available. Cost is $10 per person and advance tickets are available at Bob’s Quick Stop in Irasburg, at Whipple Studio and Hayes Ford in Newport, by calling Mike Fogle at 754-2451, Amy Patenaude at 673-7537, Rhonda Cole at 881-9349, Carol Ricard at 673-6241, and Doris Poirier at 525-3657. Space is limited to 400 people so get tickets early. For more information call Mike Fogle or Doris Poirier.

 

PROFESSOR FAIRBANKS ON VIOLIN

A little swing, a little jazz, a dash of classical, a spray of folk and a lot of originality come with Professor Fairbanks, aka Peter Fairbanks Miller, when he comes to the stage at The Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. Find out more about Peter at www.professorfairbanks.com or call The Music Box at 586-7533 or visit www.themusicboxvt.org.

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Vermont Family Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Orleans Municipal Building on Saturday, May 7. A cast of more than 50 adults and children will bring this wonderful musical to the stage. For more information and tickets, visit vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or at the door. Fun for all ages.

 

GROW YOUR OWN GATHERING IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own will host a gathering to finish building compost bins at the community gardens at Atkins Field in Hardwick on Saturday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The group will create a management plan for the system. Tom Gilbert of Black Dirt Farm in Stannard will lead the session and answer questions about practical solutions for home composting. There will be a shared meal. Kids are welcome. Gatherings are free and open to the public but you must reserve a spot by May 4 as space is limited. Call Ruby Dale-Brown at 472-5940 to reserve. For more information about Grow Your Own, visit www.hardwickagriculture.org.

 

BLOCK PARTY AT UCA

United Christian Academy in Newport presents the 2016 Block Party on Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Help UCA celebrate 20 years of great education with a celebration of the arts, most of which will be taking place outside in the street and parking lot. Activities include an art show (current students and local artists), food trucks and concessions, carnival games, face painting, a concert with Christian band, “September Rain,” and more. Admission is free. UCA is located at 65 School Street in Newport. Call 334-3112 for more information.

 

PITCH, HIT & RUN COMPETITION IN NEWPORT

Newport Parks and Recreation will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run Competition for area youth on Saturday, May 7, at 11 a.m. at Gardner Park in Newport. This grassroosts program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For more information, call Andrew Capello at 334-6345.

 

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE IN MONTGOMERY

There will be a rummage and bake sale on Saturday, May 7, at the United Methodist Church in Montgomery Village to benefit the United Methodist Women. For more information, call 326-4651.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 8

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

 

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST BUFFET IN DERBY

The Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet at the Elks Lodge in Derby will be held Sunday, May 8, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Reservations appreciated. Open to the public. Menu includes ham, bacon, sausage, eggs (fried or scrambled), muffins, doughnuts, French toast, home fries, juice (apple, orange, canberry), coffee, and tea. For reservations, call Manon Perrault at 334-6094 or Frances Dewing at 624-4124. Cost is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children eight and under. Paid-up members may bring one mother of choice.

 

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IN MORRISVILLE

There will be a Mother’s Day Brunch served on Sunday, May 8, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the VFW Post 9653 on Pleasant Street in Morrisville. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under ten. Proceeds benefit the Lamoille County VFW Auxiliary to Post 9653. For more information, call 888-4919.

 

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST IN IRASBURG

The annual Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held on Sunday, May 8, at the Irasburg Town Hall. Menu includes buttermilk pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, homemade muffins, scrambled eggs, fruit, juices and coffee, served by Boy Scouts Troop 804. For more information, call 334-2015.

 

AN ENCHANGED AFTERNOON OF SONG & DANCE AT THE HASKELL

The eighth annual Quintessential Classicals – An Enchanted Afternoon of Song and Dance, a benefit for the Haskell Opera House, will take place on Monther’s Day, Sunday, May 8, at 2 p.m. at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line. Ballet Arts under the direction of Kathleen McCloskey Scott, and Voice Students under the direction of Lynn Leimer. Tickets available at the door or through www.catamountarts.org. For more information, call 334-2216 or visit www.balletarts.wordpress.com.

 

FREE GOLFING FOR KIDS AT NEWPORT COUNTRY CLUB

Sunday is Family Day at the Newport Country Club. One free bucket of balls for the driving range for all kids under 14 (must be accompanied by an adult). Golf clubs are available for all to use. Come on up to the Pro Shop after 2 p.m. on Sundays and teach your kids to golf! For more information, call 334-5056.

 

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“COMMUNICATING WITH THE PERSON WITH DEMENTIA”

This free workshop will take place Monday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital in Newport. Participants will learn how to listen and speak more effectively, read facial expressions and body language, and acknowledge feelings. Taught by Nancy Oakes and Pam Smith of the NEK Council on Aging, certified trainers of the Best Friends Approach to Alzheimer’s Care. Suggested donation is $10 but not required for attendance. Pre-registration is required. Please call Nancy or Pam at 334-2190 or 748-5182 to register, or send an e-mail to [email protected]. with “Best Friends” in the subject line.

 

GLOVER BICENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHP DEADLINE

Residents of Glover who wish to continue academic or vocational training are reminded that it is time to apply for the 2016 Glover Bicentennial Scholarship, which is available to all Glover residents who wish to continue their academic or vocational education. Although most applicants are 2016 high school graduates, the scholarship is open to all those of any age wishing to start or continue their education. The three factors considered in the evaluation of candidates are: Clear demonstration of continued effort toward vocational or educational goal, degree of community involvement, and degree of financial need. Applications may be obtained from the Glover Town Clerk’s Office and from the guidance office at Lake Region Union High School. Applications should be returned to the Glover Town Clerk’s office by May 15.

 

JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Jay Focus Group, a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit, announces the 2016 Jay Focus Group Community Service Scholarship open to an Orleans County high school senior to assist with continued educational costs. One $500 scholarship will be offered per calendar year and requires previous community service involvementApplicants must attach one reference regarding community involvement/service (not a family member) along with application, and confirmation of acceptance to a continued education school. Application deadline May 1, 2016. Winner announced May 15, 2016. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or at Jay Town Hall during regular business hours. E-mail [email protected] or call Kathy 988-1115 for more information.

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER TRIP TO QUEBEC CITY/ISLAND

The Barton Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Quebec City and the Island of Courdes, Charlevoix Region of Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, June 11, through Thursday, June 16. Trip includes motorcoach, five nights lodging with three nights on Island of Courdes, a visit to Montmorency Falls, tours of Quebec City and an add-on whale watch on the Bay St. Catherine are all included for a fee of $714. Call 525-4400 for more information. First deposit is due now with final payment due on April 4.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE DAY

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

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

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

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

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

 

BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS

An RSVP Bone Builders Balancing and Strengthening Class meets weekly on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. with the Troy and Area Lions Club weekly community mealsite following at noon. Located at the Westfield Community Center on North Hill Road. For more information, call 744-2484.

 

BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT

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

 

CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES

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

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

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

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

CRIBBAGE IN WEST BURKE

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

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

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

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

 

EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION

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

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GAME NIGHT & OPEN OUTDOOR R/C TRACK IN COVENTRY

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

“GROWING STRONGER” STRENGTH CLASSES FOR 40+

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

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

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

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

JAM SESSION IN LOWELL

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

 

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE

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

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD

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

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

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

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

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

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

Regular monthly meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby. New members are welcome.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

Available to help with forms, photocopies, faxes, phone assistance, fuel/electrical assistance, food shelf and commodities, Farm to Family coupons, holiday meals, seed packets, housing, temporary shelter, housing advocacy, and 3Squares applications.

Newport: 70 Main St., Newport, VT 05855. 334-7316. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Island Pond: 70 Cross St., Island Pond, VT 05846. 723-6425. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon.

St. Johnsbury: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY SINGERS

The Northeast Kingdom Community Singers, the choir based out of the First Universalist Parish of Derby Line, practices every Monday evening in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. The choir often visits nursing homes with special concerts. To join or for more information, call David Harrison at 448-0612 or e-mail [email protected].

 

ORLEANS COUNTY SEED LIBRARY

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

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

 

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

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

 

PLAY WORLD IN BARTON

Play World, sponsored by Building Bright Futures and NEKCA Barton Early Head Start Playgroup, will be held Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the COFEC building in Barton. For more information, call 525-6253.

 

SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

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

 

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

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

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

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

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

TAI CHI CLASS

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

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

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

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

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

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

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

 

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE

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

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

                100 Church Street, Barton. Open Mondays from 1–7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1–7 p.m., Fridays from 1–7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. (April 1–December 1). “Wednesday Poets” – a weekly writing workshop for beginner and veteran writers, meets during the summer months from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Refreshments served. Friday Afternoon Classic Movies, Friday Night Movies, and Friday Evening Potlucks from January through early May. Scrabble players meet on the first and third Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Story Hour on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. throughout the school year. Summer Story Hour on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. with The Lunchbox serving lunch.

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

                70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Hours: Monday, noon–5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, noon–7 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. For further information and programs, call the library at 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 586-9683. [email protected]. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.–noon; Thursday, 2–6 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon; and Sunday, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Friday Story Time: 10 a.m., up to age 6. Friday Lego Club for children 5 to 12 years old, 3–4:30 p.m. Story Hour: for children birth to 5 years and families on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

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

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday. Story Time: first Saturdays through May at 10 a.m.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 472-5948.

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Open Monday 5 to 8 p.m., closed Tuesday, open Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ARTFUL EYE

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

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). For more information, please visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

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 MUSEUM

For information, call 723-4833. Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston.

 

CHUCK GUEST GALLERY

Featuring over 130 paintings of abstract imagery. Located at 205 Vermont Route 114 in East Burke. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 626-9011 or visit www.chuckguest.com.

 

COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.

 

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM

1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org. Open seven days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Bean Hill Road in Glover, second floor in Municipal Building. www.gloverhistoricalsociety.org. Open by appointment only: Call Joan at 525-6212 or Randy or Betsy at 525-4051.

 

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members.

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

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

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  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. EXTENDED: Antarctica: A Photographic Journey by Stephen Malshuk has been held over by popular demand until April 30.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

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

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

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

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. “Home is Where the Art is,” a celebration of arts and crafts for your home and garden, featuring creations by the finest artisans of the Northeast Kingdom, on display from April 28 to June 11. Gala and opening reception on Friday, May 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

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

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists. Hariet Wood: Exuberant oil paintings celebrating the arrival of spring and summer, on display until May 16.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

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

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

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

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

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

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

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

 

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

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

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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

 

THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY

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

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

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

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

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

 

 

 

 

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