Kingdom Calendar of Events

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

 

PATTERSON TO BE SHOWN AT BARTON LIBRARY

Wednesday Poets, a poetry writing workshop about to begin its fifth season, will start with a special event on Wednesday, June 21 – the showing of the 2016 film Patterson at the Barton Public Library starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments. Contact Adrien Helm at 525-3740 for more information.

 

DRUM CIRCLE TO WELCOME SUMMER SOLSTICE

On Wednesday, June 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., Healing from the Heart Holistic Center in Derby will host a Drum Circle to welcome and celebrate the Summer Solstice, held at the gazebo in Gardner Park in Newport. Drummers should bring their own chair or stool. This is a community event and all are welcome. Free-form drumming and percussion. For more information, call 323-7032.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

 

TRIO OF POETS TO READ AT THE GALAXY BOOKSHOP

The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick invites the public for a special evening of poetry on Thursday, June 22, starting at 7 p.m. Vermont Poet Laureate Chard diNiord, former Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea, and locally beloved writer Julia Shipley will read from and discuss the creation of the newly published anthology, Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com.

 

BACKYARD COMPOSTING WORKSHOP IN WESTFIELD

There will be a free backyard composting workshop at the Westfield Community Center on Thursday, June 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. with light refreshments served. Discussion items include: Creating your compost pile; Perfecting your compost pile recipe; The science of composting; and Troubleshooting problems. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

NATURAL DISTURBANCES/TENT CATERPILLER TALK IN CRAFTSBURY

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center will present the Summer Forestry Series: Natural Disturbances with a Focus on the Forest Tent Caterpillar on Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. in the activity center. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

MAGICIAN PERFORMANCE IN DERBY

The Dailey Memorial Library will kick off this year’s Summer Reading Program with a performance by Magician Tom Joyce, “The Funny Magic Guy,” on Thursday, June 22, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Derby Community Church. Free and open to the public, and kids of all ages.

 

SUMMER BLOCK PARTY IN NEWPORT

The fourth annual Summer Block Party at Gardner Park in Newport will be held Thursday, June 22, from 3 to 6 p.m. Green Mountain Farm-to-School will be kicking off the beginning of summer and the free summer meals program with a huge celebration that is free and open to the public. There will be games, juggling, face painting, and much more. Everyone 18 years old and younger can get a lunch free from The Lunchbox Food Truck and the community can purchase food with all proceeds going to support free meals for kids during the summer.

 

4-H DAIRY CLIPPING IN BARTON

The Orleans-Essex 4-H will hold dairy clipping on Thursday, June 22, at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton. For more information, contact Lindy Birch at 766-2711.

 

CONCERTS IN THE PARK IN NEWPORT

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.

 

WISTERIA CREEK BAND IN WESTFIELD

The Westfield Concert Series presents the Wisteria Creek band (country/folk), performing Thursday, June 22, at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, following a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds helping church restoration efforts.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

 

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, June 23, the band is The Hitmen, sponsored by K.T. Ray’s on the Pond.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 24

 

BOOK & BAKE SALE IN NEWPORT

The Goodrich Memorial Library’s annual book and bake sale will be held Saturday, June 24, at the library in Newport. The book sale continues through July 1 during regular library hours. For more information, call 334-7902.

 

PIZZA & TUNES NIGHT IN CRAFTSBURY

On Saturday, June 24, come join The Art House and Wonder & Wisdom for the first outdoor concert event of the summer at 6:30 p.m. at the Craftsbury Community Greenspace (located at 321 South Craftsbury Road). This show will launch the popular Summer Series, Pizza and Tunes, for 2017. Feast on Craftsbury-made pizza and enjoy the music of local artists performing from the natural amphitheater of the Community Greenspace. The first concert of the series on June 24 will feature a performance by The Soft Openings. The summer lineup also includes Chickweed on July 8, and Beg, Steal, or Borrrow on August 4. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids over five, and $40 for a family and include performance, pizza, salad, and beverage. For more information or tickets, visit www.vermontarthouse.org or call 586-2200.

 

ORLEANS COUNTY SEED LIBRARY

Still trying to get your garden in? It’s not too late to plant many vegetables! Come visit the Orleans County Seed Library at the Barton Village Wide Yard Sale (at the Barton Public Library) on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. until noon. There will be seedlings and plants for sale and a variety of seeds for free.

 

GLOVER LIBRARY PIE BREAKFAST

The Glover Library Pie Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Glover Town Hall. Come and enjoy fresh homemade sweet or savory pies baked especially to help support the town library.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG WATERSHED MEETING

The annual business meeting of the Memphremagog Watershed Association will be held on Saturday, June 24, at 4 p.m. at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport. This meeting will be held prior to the tenth anniversary celebration. Agenda includes review of the 2016 meeting minutes, financial report, election of officers and board members.

 

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL IN WEST GLOVER

The West Glover Church will host a Strawberry Social on Saturday, June 24, at 6 p.m. Meal consists of barbecue hot dogs and hamburgers, Italian pasta, mac and potato salads, baked beans, coleslaw, pickles, and strawberry shortcake for $12.

 

TREASURES ROOM OPEN IN WESTMORE

The Treasures Room will be open on Saturday, June 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old Westmore Town Clerk’s Office, across the road from the Fellowship Hall. There are new and great items for sale this year. This supports the Westmore Ladies Aid projects. Call Joan Wood at 525-3236 for more information.

 

OVERDOSE AWARENESS & MEMORIAL WALK IN NEWPORT

The Overdose Awareness and Memorial Walk in memory of those loved and lost and in support of those still struggling on Saturday, June 24, begininning at the Newport Gazebo (by Gardner Park) from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a one-mile walk throughout Newport. Tim Ryan from the AMIR Foundation will speak. Memory board and Chinese lantern release. For more information, call Journey to Recovery Center at 624-4156. Local community resources will be available at this event.

 

SPRINT TRIATHLON AROUND LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG

Newport Parks & Recreation is hosting the fourth annual Sprint Triathlon in and around Lake Memphremagog on Saturday, June 24, starting at 9 a.m. at Prouty Beach in Newport. Athletes will begin with a half mile swim, transition to a 13 mile bike ride, and finish with a three mile run. Registrations for individuals and relay teams are currently being accepted. Visit newportsprinttri.weebly.com for more information and to register.

 

VILLAGE-WIDE YARD SALE IN BARTON AREA

Barton’s Village-wide Yard Sale will be held Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sales will also take place in Glover Village as well. Get on the map for free at www.villagewideyardsale.com. Contact Rich at [email protected] or 525-0084 for more information.

 

POPUP GALLERY & SALES EVENT IN BARTON

Donna Walsh and Greater Barton Arts will sponsor a popup gallery and sale on Saturday, June 24, in conjunction with the Village Wide Yard Sale. Donna’s home and studio are located on Roaring Brook Road in Barton and the event will be on the official yard sale map. Look for the tent along the road and come see the work of greater Barton artists.

 

ATV POKER RIDE IN NEWPORT CENTER

The Border Line Ridge Riders ATV Club will hold an ATV Poker Ride on Saturday, June 24. Register from 8 to 9 a.m. Registration available at two locations: Hilliker’s Store in Newport Center and Bob’s Quick Stop in Irasburg. Ride ends at Cajun’s Snack Bar. $10 a hand. Six stops (info available at registration). All hands turned in at 4 p.m. sharp. Silent auction bidding, social hour, and cookout from 3 to 5 p.m. ($10 per person). Live music under the tent. Cash prizes and auction items awarded at 5:15 p.m. All ATVs must be VASA members and trail legal to participate.

 

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, June 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. More information at www.carsofyesteryear.org.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 25

 

“THE WHATFORWARD CIRCUS” AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater will perform “The Whatforward Circus” in the Paper Maché Cathedral at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25. The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route 122 near Glover. Suggested donation is $10, no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

HORSE & PONY PULLING IN BARTON

Northeast Kingdom Pulling Association will hold a horse and pony pull at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton on Sunday, June 25. For more information, call Marc Farrow at 673-6239 or visit www.orleanscountyfair.net.

 

TOUR OF BARTON VILLAGE PRESENTATION

The Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association will hold PowerPoint presentation on Tour of Barton Village on Sunday, June 25, at the museum located on Water Street in Barton. Musem open from 1 to 4 p.m., and the presentation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Museum is also open by appointment by calling 525-3084.

 

CARS OF YESTERYEAR IN ORLEANS

Cars of Yesteryear will be at Village Pizza in Orleans on Sunday, June 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information at www.carsofyesteryear.org.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 26

 

GLOVER PIONEER DAY CAMP

Glover Pioneer Day Camp will be held Monday through Friday, June 26 through 30, at the old Parker Settlement in West Glover for children in grades one through eight. Register online at gloverpioneercamp.org.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 27

 

CHINESE PAPER FOLDING WORKSHOP IN GREENSBORO

The summer reading theme of “Build a Better World” continues with a Chinese Paper Folding Workshop on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Greensboro Free Library. Workshop is geared towards children ages six and older. For more information, contact Emily Purdy at [email protected] or 533-2531.

 

FREE SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport will hold its free Souper Lunch on Tuesday, June 27, at noon. All are welcome.

 

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

No primary care provider? No health insurance? Your primary care provider doesn’t offer vaccines? You may qualify for vaccinations at no charge at the monthly immunization clinic held at the Vermont Department of Health on Main Street in Newport (Emory Hebard Office Building, Suite 220). Next clinic is Tuesday, June 27. Clinics are held every fourth Tuesday of the month. Call 334-4386 for more information.

 

SUMMER BOOK STUDY AT WESTMORE CHURCH

The Westmore Community Church will host a summer book study on Journey of the Universe by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker on Tuesday evenings beginning June 27. To reserve a place or order a book ($14), call the Rev. Martha Peck at 334-6075 or e-mail [email protected]. Sessions will be from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, and August 1.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

 

JAY CRAVEN’S NEW FILM TO PLAY AT STERLING COLLEGE

Jay Craven’s new seaside film drama, Peter and John, will play at Sterling College’s Simpson Hall in Craftsbury Common on Wednesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m., followed by a discussion. A film trailer can be seen at https://vimeo.com/116906319. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors. Students are free. For more information, visit www.kingdomcounty.org or e-mail Jay Craven at [email protected].

 

SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER IN NORTH TROY

There will be a Silent Auction Fundraiser to benefit the North Troy Senior Meal Site on Wednesday, June 28, following the meal from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Poulin Lumber Building on Railroad Street in North Troy. For more information, call Nancy Allen at 988-4656.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 29

 

BLUEGRASS AGAINST BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

As a special entry into Montgomery’s “Summer Sessions: Live from the Rec Center,” the Missisquoi River Basin Association is hosting a free concert with the Green Mountain Boys, a local bluegrass band based out of Burlington, to spread awareness about water quality issues in the Missisquoi River watershed. Concert will be held Thursday, June 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Recreation Center in Montgomery Village. For more information, visit www.ecoamericorps.vermont.gov or e-mail [email protected] or call (651) 353-3912.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

 

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, June 30, the band will be Studio Two, sponsored by Gervais Ace Hardware, Essex House & Tavern, and Sunrise Manor.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 1

 

FUNKY FOURTH PARADE IN GREENSBORO

The Children’s Program at the Greensboro Free Library will hold a Funky Fourth Parade on Saturday, July 1. Stroll through town with the library banner. Costumes optional. For more information, e-mail [email protected] or call 533-2531.

 

GROW YOUR OWN WORKSHOP IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own will host a wild edibles walk on Saturday, July 1, led by Lucian Avery and Erin Rosenthral. This session will be a guided walk where participants can harvest wild edibles and cook together and share a meal of gathered food. The hands-on workshop will be free of charge and held at Atkins Field on Granite Street in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children welcome. Pre-registration is mandatory by calling 472-5940 by June 28.

 

GREENSBORO CHURCH CHICKEN BARBECUE

Make your reservations now for the annual Greensboro Church Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, July 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Price is $12 for a generous plate of barbecue chicken, vinaigrette coleslaw, roll, beverage, and dessert. Proceeds from this event will benefit the work of the church. The barbecue starts immediately after the parade behind the church. Reservations can be made by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling 533-2223. Limited number of meals.

 

SON OF A SWIM IN NEWPORT

Kingdom Games presents Son of a Swim on Saturday, July 1, in Newport. Six, four, and two mile courses. Cap of ten swimmers. www.kingdomgames.co

 

READING FREDERICK DOUGLASS AT OLD STONE HOUSE

“Reading Frederick Douglass” will be held at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington on Saturday, July 1, at 3 p.m. For more information, visit www.vermonthumanities.org or www.oldstonehousemuseum.org or call 754-2022.

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE SOUTH END MEETING

There will be a public informational meeting on the Willoughby State Forest South End Management Proposal on Saturday, July 1, with a site visit at 3:30 p.m. and the meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Westmore Fellowship Hall. For more information, call (802) 751-0110.

 

RUFUS PORTER TALK AT OLD STONE HOUSE

Linda Lefko, author of Folk Art Murals of the Rufus Porter School 1825-1845, will give a lecture and slide show on Saturday, July 1, at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington at 4 p.m., followed by a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org, 754-2022.

 

BURKLYN ARTS SUMMER CRAFT FAIR

The Burklyn Arts Summer Craft Fair will be held Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at Bandstand Park in Lyndonville. 40 to 50 juried artists, huge raffle, entertainment, kids’ activities, strawberry shortcake, lunch, and more. Contact Linda Palmer at 626-9631 for more information.

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND EVENTS IN ISLAND POND

There’s lots going on in Island Pond on Saturday, July 1. The Independence Day Parade will take place downtown starting at 11 a.m. A chicken barbecue will be held at noon at the American Legion Brighton Post 80. The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce Duck Race will be held at 1 p.m. at the welcome center. The third annual Island Pond Scavenger Hunt starts at 1:30 pm. at The Hearth & Home Country Store. The JCH Duo band will perform at Lakeside Park Pavilion from 3 to 5 p.m. The Island Pond Pie Eating Contest starts at 3 p.m. in front of K.T. Ray’s on the Pond. And finally, Mirage performs at the Lakeside Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 2

 

BREAD & PUPPET PERFORMANCES

The Bread and Puppet Theater will perform three short pieces: “Dignity Milk; The ¾ Empire, and The Mahmoud Darwish Cantastoria” on Sunday, July 2, starting at 3 p.m. in the Paper Maché Cathedral and Under the Barn Theater. The Bread and Puppet Farm is located on Route 122 near Glover. Suggested donation is $10, no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

ECHO LAKE COLOR CHALLENGE – 5K WALK/RUN

Runners/walkers are invited to travel a 5K loop on beautiful Echo Lake while being showered with colored powder on Sunday, July 2. Mail-in registration available at www.echolakeassociation.net or online at Active.com. This family-fun event begins at 10 a.m. on West Echo Lake Road in East Charleston. All proceeds benefit the Echo Lake Protective Association, a 501c(3) nonprofit.

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE 5K WALK/RUN

The 13th annual Willoughby Lake 5K Walk/Run will take place on Sunday, July 2, with runners starting at 11 a.m. immediately followed by walkers. Doors open at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $12 and day-of-race price is $15. Proceeds benefit the Westmore Ladies Aid Scholarship Fund. Door prizes and refreshments follow the race. For more information or to pre-register, call 525-3689 or pick up a form at Thibault’s Market in Orleans or the Willoughby Lake Store in Westmore.

 

WESTMORE DAY

Westmore Day is Sunday, July 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park in Westmore. Locally raised burgers, hot dogs, salads, soda, and cookies available. There will be local music: Alan Greenleaf and the Doc, folk music; Wind Ensemble from Newport Area Chamber Orchestra; and Chris Nicotera on Celtic Harp. Many vendors selling their Vermont wares, and several one-day raffles to benefit the church roofing project. For more information, call Mark at 754-6585.

 

TREASURES ROOM OPEN IN WESTMORE

The Treasures Room will be open on Sunday, July 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old Westmore Town Clerk’s Office, across the road from the Fellowship Hall. There are new and great items for sale this year. This supports the Westmore Ladies Aid projects. Call Joan Wood at 525-3236 for more information.

 

COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE IN ISLAND POND

A community worship service featuring Dr. Wendell Calder will be held Sunday, July 2, starting at 10 a.m. at Lakeside Park Pavilion in downtown Island Pond, presented by the Green Mountain Bible Church.

 

CARDBOARD BOAT RACE & KIDS’ FAIR IN ISLAND POND

The Island Pond Cardboard Boat Race will take place on Sunday, July 2, starting at noon at Lakeside Park in downtown Island Pond. Contact Jeanne at 723-6138 for entry rules. The Island Pond Kids Fair will be held from noon to 3 p.m. also at Lakeside Park, presented by Green Mountain Bible Church.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

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

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Located on the Causeway in Newport. Open every Wednesday and Saturday until October 7 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].

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

ALZHEIMERS’S ASSOCIATION PROGRAM “KNOW THE TEN SIGNS”

The NEK Council on Aging will present the Alzheimer’s Association program, Know the Ten Signs, in Newport, Island Pond, and St. Johnsbury this June and July. To register, call Pam at 748-5182 or e-mail [email protected] and put KTTS in the subject line.  Meetings will be held in in Island Pond at the Health Center on Thursday, July 6, from 3 to 5 p.m.; and in St. Johnsbury at the NVRH Converence Room 126 on Thursday, July 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 

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 June, July, and 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/.

 

NORTHWOODS CAMPS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston offers the following upcoming camps:

Mountain Bike Adventure Camps on Burke Mountain:

  • Outdoor Adventure Camp: July 3-7 & July 24-28, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Mountain Bike Adventure Camps: July 11-15, July 18-22, August 8-12, Tues.-Sat. (optional overnight Fri.), Sat. pickup at 1 p.m.), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. NorthWoods Camps: Earth Sisters Camp: July 31-August 2, Mon.-Wed. (two overnights), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Survival Camp: June 26-30, Mon.-Fri. (overnight Thurs.), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Wild Science Discovery Camp: July 17-21, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  • Nature Day Camp: July 24-28, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  • Water Kids: July 5-7, Wed.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  • CT River Canoe Trip: July 10-14, Mon.-Fri. (overnights), drop off Mon. & pickup on Fri. Learn more and reserve a spot at www.northwoodscenter.org or call 723-6551.

 

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children, designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer. Meals are provided to all children 18 and younger without charge at the following locations:

  • BRIGHTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., July 17-21, breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • CHARLESTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Tues.-Fri., July 10-14, breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • DERBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Mon.-Thurs., July 3-27 (closed July 4), breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., July 24-28, breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • JAY/WESTFIELD JOINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., July 11-29, breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at noon.
  • LAKE REGION UNION HIGH SCHOOL – Mon.-Thurs., June 26-July 27, breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m.
  • LOWELL GRADED SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • NEWPORT CITY ELEMENTARY – Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, and July 10-28, breakfast at 8:40 a.m. and lunch at noon.
  • NEWPORT TOWN SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., July 10-28, breakfast at 7:50 a.m. and Lunch at 11:35 a.m.
  • NORTH COUNTRY UNION HIGH SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., June 26-July 7 (closed July 4), breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • NORTH COUNTRY UNION JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., June 26-30, Tues.-Fri., July 5-7, Mon.-Fri., July 10-14, and Tues.-Thurs., July 18-27, breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Wanda Morse at 334-5847, ext. 2076.

 

NORTHERN VERMONT SOCCER SCHOOL

The 31st annual Northern Vermont Soccer School will be held at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby July 24 through 28, for kids in grades one through 12. For more information and to sign up, call Directors José Batista at 334-2409 or Peter Alexander at 355-5447.

 

GREATER BARTON ARTS FREE ART CAMPS FOR KIDS

Art Camp for Kids schedule for summer 2017 as follows: Elementary school students, July 24 to 28; middle and high school students, July 31 to August 4; and advanced youth art camp, August 7 to 11. Art Camp curriculum is focused on drawing for beginning and experienced learners using various media. The Advanced Youth Art Camp will emphasize painting and color theory. In addition, Greater Barton Arts will offer classes for adults and seniors; schedule and meeting locations to be announced. For more information and to register, call Adrien Helm at [email protected] or call (727) 459-6534.

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS

Sign up for Vermont Family Theatre Summer Camps at www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or call VFT at 754-2187. June 26-30, Morrisville, Pirates of Penzance (4th grade through high school); July 3-7, (no camp July 4), Irasburg, Storybook Theatre Camp (ages 4-9); July 10-15, Irasburg, Disney’s Mulan Jr. (ages 7-14, not for beginners); July 17-21, Newport/Derby, Disney’s Aristocats Kids (all ages and skill levels); July 24-30, Orleans, Apprentice Camp & Advance Campers; July 31-August 4, Orleans, Storybook (ages 4-9) Princess & Knights Tales; August 7-20, adult/teen main stage production of Oklahoma. Not a camp. Rehearses mostly evenings.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE DAY

Vendors are wanted for Westmore Day, Sunday, July 2, from noon to 4 p.m. in Westmore. Spaces are $20 plus a donation for the auction. Call Gail Brown at 525-4179 or Betty Blair at 525-6613 for more information and to reserve a space .

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR ANTIQUES & UNIQUES FESTIVAL

The annual Antiques and Uniques Festival in Craftsbury Common will take place on Saturday, July 8. A vendor application is available online at www.townofcraftsbury.com/antiques-uniques. More information about the festival can be found on Facebook under antiquesuniquesvt.

 

PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR JAY SUMMER FEST

Jay Focus Group is seeing participants for the 10th annual Jay Summer Fest, Saturday, August 12, 2017. This is an outdoor event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. located in downtown Jay. Vendors, parade, King Arthur Flour baking contest, horseshoe tournament. Seeking donations for a tag sale and silent auction fundraiser as well. For more information, visit www.jayvt.com or e-mail [email protected] or call 343-5687.

 

ARTISTS WANTED

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild is seeking artists to participate in the Art on the Fence Show, Plein Air Paintout, and Beautify Recycle Bin Contest at Jay Summer Fest, Saturday, August 12. Also seeking art and craft vendors, art auction donations, trash to treasure contest participants for “Celebrate the Arts” Columbus Weekend Show October 7 & 8 at Degre Auction House in Westfield. For more information, rules, and applications, visit www.woodenhorseartsguild.com/events.shtml, or e-mail [email protected].

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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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.

 

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.

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS ORLEANS VOLUNTEER DISASTER ACTION TEAM MEETINGS

The American Red Cross Orleans Volunteer Disaster Action Team (DAT) meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Legion Hall at the Barton Municipal Building. If interested in volunteering or for more information, call Mickey Richards at 525-4416.

 

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 BARTON & 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, contact Pat Hunt at [email protected].

 

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.

  1. 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.

 

PLAY WORLD & NEKCA PLAYGROUP IN BARTON

Play World, sponsored by Building Bright Futures, and NEKCA Barton Early Head Start Playgroup, is held Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Central Orleans Family Education Center (COFEC) in Barton. For more information, call 525-6291.

 

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

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

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

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

 

WEDNESDAY POETS

Wednesday Poets, a poetry writing workshop, 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.

 

Wii BOWLING IN WEST BURKE

Wii Bowling is held in West Burke at the The Meal Site on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. By donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or 467-3423.

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. 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. 873-3022. Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Toddler Time is Thursdays and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Scrabble is played Saturdays at 1 p.m. Bring a game if you have one. For more information, call Nancy at 873-3022, extension 201, online at haskellopera.com/library-activities, or find us on Facebook.

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

        1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. 744-2484. Visit the Hitchcock Museum/Library page at www.westfield.vt.gov and on Facebook at Town of Westfield, Vermont for up-to-date activity listings.

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

1 Water Street, Orleans. 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday 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: Mon. & Wed. 5-8 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. www.randmemoriallibrary.com Playgroup every Friday in July, and August 4 & 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. All children are welcome with a parent/caregiver. We offer a story hour, a craft, and a healthy snack.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

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

 

ARTFUL EYE

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

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). 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.

 

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. Open Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. 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.  Creative Confluence: Out of this Light, Into this Shadow, inaugural exhibit on view through July 25. Free and open to the public.

 

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 June 24 to September 5. Opening reception Saturday, June 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. 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.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected]. In the Kingdom of the Animals, open exhibit, on view May 13 through July 9.

 

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 are a few watercolor and ink drawings depicting the Vermont river by the self taught artist Olga Lawson.

 

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. Drawn to Nature, celebrating the graphite artistry of Jeanette Fournier, on display in the Back Room Gallery until August 5. Opening celebration Saturday, June 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. with beveraages and hors d’oeuvres.

 

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. Landscape paintings by Judy Lowry on display until July 24.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

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.

 

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. Whimsical sculptures and drawings by Newport’s Manfred Rieder now on display.

 

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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