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, JULY 27

 

KING LEAR IN ST. JOHNSBURY

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy King Lear will be presented by St. Johnsbury Academy Theatre and friends in the academy’s outdoor amphitheatre under the tent. Performances are July 27, 29, and 30 at 7 p.m. and on July 31 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at catamountarts.org or by calling 748-2600. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 28

 

BOOK & GIFT FAIR AT NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITAL

The North Country Hospital Auxiliary will host a 30-70% off retail book and gift fair in the hospital’s downstairs meeting room on Thursday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open to the public. Great deals, many items $10 or less. A portion of the sale proceeds go to auxiliary fundraising projects.

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will hold a concert on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardwick Town House with music by Dvorak, Bunch, and Mozart. $25 for adults $10 for students and free for kids 12 and under. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a free afternoon concert for children at 2 p.m. at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

WESTFIELD CONCERT SERIES

The Westfield Concert Series presents The Matthews Duo, classical guitar and flute, performing on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Westfield. Suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds helping the church restoration efforts. Potluck community meal at 6:30 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 29

 

FAUST 3 AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater, on Route 122 in Glover, will present Faust 3 on Friday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paper Maché Cathedral. Free sourdough rye bread with aioli and the museum store open afterward. Suggested donation is $10. A tour of the museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. For more information and details, visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

PIRATES OF PENZANCE PLAY IN IRASBURG

On Friday, July 29, Vermont Family Theatre presents Pirates of Penzance at the Irasburg Town Hall at 7 p.m. All are welcome. By donation. More information can be found at www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by calling VFT at 754-2187 in the evenings.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The Island Pond Friday Night Live Music Series features a variety of local and regional bands every Friday night all summer long. The concert on Friday, July 29, will feature Classic Rewind. There will be food and craft vendors with something for everyone. For more information and music schedule, visit www.visitislandpond.com.

 

FIFTH FRIDAY JAM SESSION IN BARTON

The Fifth Friday Jam Session will be held on Friday, July 29, at the Barton Senior Center. There will be dancing, great music and homemade refreshments available. It beings at 7 p.m. and small admission includes snacks. Call 525-4400 for more information. All are welcome. Benefits programs at Barton Senior Center.

 

KINGDOM KAYAK IN NEWPORT

Kingdom Games presents the Kingdom Kayak, a 10 mile expedition starting at 1 p.m. at Prouty Beach on Friday, July 29. It is a 10 mile flatwater expedition (non-race) on Lake Memphremagog, starting at Prouty Beach and heading toward the Canadian border, and back around to Prouty Beach. Registration fee is a $10 donation to the Memphremagog Watershed Association. For more information and to register, visit http://kingdomgames.co/kingdom-kayak-2/.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 30

 

TREASURES AND SMALL ANTIQUES SALE IN WESTMORE

Treasures and small antiques will be available in the old Westmore Town Clerk’s building across the road from the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This supports the Memorial Park and church building maintenance projects. For more information, call Carmen at 467-3071.

 

CRAFTS OF THE LAKE REGION IN BARTON

The sixth annual Crafts of the Lake Region, benefitting the Barton Public Library, will take place on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn of the Barton Academy and Graded School. Promoting NEK crafts: Jewelry, wood products, baskets, local foods, weaving, pottery, handbags, furniture, soaps, visual arts, folk arts, rugs, candles, and much more. Musician schedule: Ben Kinsley and Sonia Patenaude performing from 10:45 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.; Elderberry Ensemble performing from 1 to 3 p.m. Lunch available. No admission fee. Free parking. For more information, call the library at 525-6524 or Sally at 525-4538.

 

SINNERS PLAY IN HARDWICK

Brian Cox will direct Joshua Sobol’s tragic love story, Sinners. Set against the backdrop of a Middle Eastern/Near Eastern country where the ability to love freely is prohibited and can result in the woman being stoned to death. Opening night is July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at GAAR/The Mirror Theater, The Town House, Church Street, Hardwick. Benefit for AWARE. Three shows only: July 30, August 7 and 14. For more information, contact Eve Pomerance at 533-2905 or [email protected].

 

AMISH BAKE SALES IN BROWNINGTON

The Amish families in Brownington hold bake sales every Saturday in the summer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are located on the Hinman Settler Road (former Walker’s Tree Farm), Schoolhouse Road (near the end by Willoughby Lake Road), and on Ticehurst Road.

 

GLOVER DAY

Glover Day will be held Saturday, July 30, in Glover Village. Runaway Pond Road Races: 5.5 miles and 5K races start at 9:30 a.m.; Kids 2K race begins at 10:30 a.m., and Tour de Glover Bike Race begins at 9 a.m. Sponsored by GREC. Pre-register at grecreation.org and save $5. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. morning of race. The Bread and Puppet Theater will perform at 10:45 a.m.; there will be live old-time music from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the Duck Regatta down the river will start at noon; family fun and games from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; food and drinks sold by the Glover Fire Department begin at 10 a.m.; and horseshoe tournament registration starts at 1 p.m. There will be blow-up slide for kids, snow cones, and the Glover Public Library will hold their annual book sale. Registration forms for races and tournaments available at Currier’s Market in Glover.

 

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT IN GLOVER

There will be a Horseshoe Tournament at the old fire station located on the Glover green at the bottom of Still Hill on Saturday, July 30, with registration starting at 1 p.m. $10 per person and bring a partner. For more information, call 673-6092.

 

GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH AUCTION

An auction of treasures, food, maple syrup, and collectibles will be held in Glover on Saturday, July 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be chairs and a tent.

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE

All are invited to visit the three rooms of the Glover Historical Society Museum, upstairs in the Glover Municipal Building at 51 Bean Hill Road in Glover during Glover Day on Saturday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

AQUAFEST IN NEWPORT

AquaFest will be held Saturday, July 30th on the lawns at the Emory Hebard State Office Building in Newport. For more information, call 334-7782 or e-mail
[email protected].

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE PLEIN AIR PAINT-OUT

The second annual Willoughby Lake Plein Air Paint-Out will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, at the WilloughVale Inn in Westmore. Artists will register and log their canvases on Saturday at 9 a.m. Reception and award of prizes happens on Sunday at 3 p.m. For more information on how to register, call Donna Walsh at (561) 942-1492.

 

COMMUNITY REHEARSAL FOR WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold rehearsals for youngsters and oldsters wishing to perform in the Whatforward Circus. Rehearsals will be held Saturday, July 30, at 2 p.m., and the circus will be held Sunday, July 31. Musicians are needed in addition to act performers. No experience necessary. Meet in the circus field. For more information and details, visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 31

 

REVIVAL SERVICES AT BARTON BAPTIST

Revival Services will be held at Barton Baptist at 1859 Glover Road (Route 16) on Sunday, July 31, through Wednesday, August 3, with special music each night. On Sunday the service will be at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday it will be at 7 p.m. “Pray for the Longs.” Refreshments and fellowship each night. For more information, call 525-3624.

 

ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE IN WEST GLOVER

The West Glover Congregational Church will hold its annual chicken barbecue on Sunday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner includes half chicken, salad, roll, beverage, and pie for dessert for $12. Takeout dinners available. For more information, contact Ed or Sarah Stevens at 525-6290.

 

CASPIAN ARTS STUDIO TOUR

The Caspian Arts Studio Tour will be held Sunday, July 31, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour info and map available at www.caspianartsvt.com. Including Tour’s End Party at the Yellow Barn in East Craftsbury from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tour prize drawing for three $100 art certificates.

 

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.

 

WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AND ONWARD PAGEANT AT BREAD AND PUPPET

Bread and Puppet presents the Whatforward Circus and the Onward Pageant on Sunday, July 31, at 3 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Ding-dongs in and around the circus field at 2 p.m. A tour of the museum at 1 p.m. Performances take place in and around the circus field. Suggested donation is $10. For more information and details, visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 1

 

RANGER GIVE AND GO BASKETBALL CAMP

Ranger Give and Go Basketball Camp will take place August 1 through 5 at Lake Region Union High School for kids entering grades three through eight. 9 a.m. to noon is for kids entering grades three through five, and 1 to 4 p.m. is for kids entering grades six through eight. Tuition is $50. Learn fundamental skills, both team and individual; lectures; competitions; games; free camp T-shirt. For more information, call 754-2351 or 673-9870.

 

BENEFIT SPAGHETTI DINNER IN WESTMORE

There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner hosted by the Westmore Fire Department at The Gap Pub and Grill in Westmore on Monday, August 1, at 6 p.m. There will be spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread for $10 per plate for adults and $5 recommended donation for children. Come help support local firefighter Ray (Iggy) Pike through his battle with an aggressive form of Lymphoma. For more information, call 323-9375.

 

EARTH SISTERS CAMP AT NORTHWOODS

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold its Earth Sisters Camp Monday through Wednesday, August 1 through 3. Cost is $150. For more information, call 723-6551 or visit northwoodscenter.org.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2

 

SUMMER FORESTRY SERIES: NATIVE FISH POPULATIONS

Join the Craftsbury Outdoor Center on Lost Nation Road for Summer Forestry Series: Native Fish Populations on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Heather Mooney at 586-2328.

 

HISTORIAN TIMOTHY BREEN ON GEORGE WASHINGTON’S JOURNEY

        The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick invites the public for an evening with historian and author Timothy Breen on Tuesday, August 2, at 7 p.m. Breen has most recently published George Washington’s Journey: The President Forges a New Nation and will read from, discuss, and sign copies of his book, which brings to light the often overlooked role of George Washington as a political strategist. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com.

 

SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover will hold a Shape Note Sing on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m. Early American four-part hymns in the fa-sol-la-mi tradition. Every Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. through August 27. All welcome, no experience necessary. Paper Maché Cathedral. Free. For more information, call Elka Schumann at 525-6972.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3

 

ANNUAL BAZAAR IN MORGAN

The annual bazaar at the Morgan School and Morgan Community Hour will take place on Wednesday, August 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Antiques and attic treasures, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, plants, books, kids’ corner, quilt raffle, and country café lunch. For more information, contact the Circle of Friends Bazaar co-chairmen Linda Chaffee or Jo-Ann Brooks.

 

MARS ROVER “CURIOSITY” TALK IN GREENSBORO

Dr. Gaj Birur will give a talk on NASA’s latest Mars rover, “Curiosity,” also known as Mars Science Laboratory, on Wednesday, August 3, at 3 p.m. at the Greensboro Free Library. He will describe some of the challenges and excitement in designing and building the rover, and will summarize what scientists have learned from Curiosity’s four years of operation on Mars. For more information, call librarian Mary Metcalf at 533-2531.

 

RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE IN WESTMORE

There will be a Rummage and Bake Sale at Fellowship Hall in Westmore on Wednesday, August 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Treasures Shop will also be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donate items Tuesday, August 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits Ladies Aid and Youth Scholarship. Call Millie at 525-8862 for more information.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

 

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S CITY LIGHTS AT BREAD & PUPPET

Join the Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover for a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights on Thursday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. This screening is the second in a three-part series which concludes on August 18 and will take place on the second floor of the Bread and Puppet Museum. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will hold a concert on Thursday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardwick Town House with music by Boccherini, Hindemith, and Beethoven. $25 for adults $10 for students and free for kids 12 and under.. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a free afternoon concert for children at 2 p.m. at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

 

FAUST 3 AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater, on Route 122 in Glover, will present Faust 3 on Friday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Paper Maché Cathedral. Free sourdough rye bread with aioli and the museum store open afterward. Suggested donation is $10. A tour of the museum precedes the show at 6 p.m. For more information and details, visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

THE LION KING JR. PLAY IN ORLEANS

On Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6, Vermont Family Theatre presents The Lion King Jr. at the Orleans Municipal Building at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students. More information can be found at www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or by calling VFT at 754-2187 in the evenings.

 

CONSERVATION CORPS CELEBRATION AT NORTHWOODS

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold its Conservation Corps Celebration on Friday, August 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 723-6551 or visit northwoodscenter.org.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC SERIES IN ISLAND POND

The Island Pond Friday Night Live Music Series features a variety of local and regional bands every Friday night all summer long. The concert on Friday, August 5, will feature The Party Crashers. There will be food and craft vendors with something for everyone. For more information and music schedule, visit www.visitislandpond.com.

 

BLUEGRASS REVUE FEATURES PLOWBOYS REUNION AT HASKELL

Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue returns to the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line on Friday, August 5, for a 7:30 p.m. show. There will be a reunion of the now-legendary Banjo Dan and the Mid-night Plowboys. Tickets are $18 and available in advance through www.haskellopera.com or by calling 873-3022, extension 205, or through www.catamountarts.org, or 748-2600. Advanced tickets can also be purchased at Country Thyme Vermont in Derby, or at the door if still available.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

 

 

SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR IN DERBY

The Dailey Memorial Library will be holding a Summer Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year the fair will be located on the green in front of the junior high school in Derby and will include many well known Vermont artisans. Also on August 6, the library’s much anticipated annual book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a tag sale will be held on-site as well. There will be a pig roast at the library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with proceeds going to support the library’s capital campaign.

 

AQUAMAN/OLLIE/SPRINT RACES IN DERBY AND MORGAN

Kingdom Games will present an Aquaman race on Saturday, August 6, in Derby and Morgan. It is a 13.1 mile run (standard half iron distance), a 34 mile bike and a 3.5 mile swim. Designed so that strong athletes would spend about 1.5 hours on each segment. The Ollie is a 1.75 mile swim, 15 mile bike, and 10K run. The Sprint is a 500 yard swim, 13 mile bike, and 5 mile run. For more information, visit http://kingdomgames.co/kingdom-triathlon/.

 

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN BARTON

There will be a Chicken Pie Supper on Saturday, August 6, at the Barton United Church. Complete dinner with dessert pies. Served cafeteria style at 5, 5:45, and 6:30 p.m. Reservations suggested. Takeouts available. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12. Call 525-7048.

 

AMISH BAKE SALES IN BROWNINGTON

The Amish families in Brownington hold bake sales every Saturday in the summer from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are located on the Hinman Settler Road (former Walker’s Tree Farm), Schoolhouse Road (near the end by Willoughby Lake Road), and on Ticehurst Road.

 

COMMUNITY REHEARSAL FOR WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold rehearsals for youngsters and oldsters wishing to perform in the Whatforward Circus. Rehearsals will be held Saturday, August 6, at 2 p.m., and the circus will be held Sunday, August 7. Musicians are needed in addition to act performers. No experience necessary. Meet in the circus field. For more information and details, visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

 

OLD HOME DAY IN HOLLAND

The Holland Historical Society will hold its annual Old Home Day on Sunday, August 7, on the Gore Road in Holland. Ham, baked beans, pies, door prizes, and more. Starts at noon until food runs out.

 

ISLAND POND HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

The Island Pond Historical Society annual meeting will be Sunday, August 7, at 1 p.m. at the American Legion on Railroad Street in Island Pond. The guest speaker will be Chad Finer, MD, with the theme “Windows in Time, 1979-1981,” a collection of wonderful photographs of people of Island Pond that he took while walking around during his time as a primary care doctor. For more information, call 723-6282 or 723-4345.

 

BACK ROAD READINGS IN BROWNINGTON

Back Road Readings are held Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Brownington Congregational Church followed by reception at the Samuel Read Hall House at the Old Stone House Museum. Sunday, August 7: Rachel Hadas and Vijay Seshadri. For more information, call 754-2022 or visit oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

WESTMORE ASSOCIATION ICE CREAM SOCIAL & DANCE

The Westmore Association invites the public to enjoy ice cream in Memorial Park on Sunday, August 7, at 2 p.m., then dance away those calories to the music of Li’l Deb and the Big Wind.

 

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.

 

WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AND ONWARD PAGEANT AT BREAD AND PUPPET

Bread and Puppet presents the Whatforward Circus and the Onward Pageant on Sunday, August 7, at 3 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover. Ding-dongs in and around the circus field at 2 p.m. A tour of the museum at 1 p.m. Performances take place in and around the circus field. Suggested donation is $10. For more information and details, visit breadandpuppet.org.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

FREE ART CAMP FOR KIDS

Sponsored by Greater Barton Arts. 9 a.m. to noon at Barton Public Library. Elementary students: August 8–12; mid-high school students: August 15–19. All materials provided for hands-on workshop exploring drawing, color, and style. Participants are asked to attend all five sessions. Information and registration: Adrien Helm, 525-3740. Limited to 15 participants.

 

BIG HOSMER SOCCER CAMP IN CRAFTSBURY

Big Hosmer Soccer Camp will be held August 8 through 12 in Craftsbury, and there’s still room for boys and girls ages seven to 17. The day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration forms can be found online at www.townofcraftsbury.com or by calling Mike Clark at 563-2216 or [email protected].

 

FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT

There will be a free CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 22, 23, and 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. These classes are being held to prepare people for the CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would like to drive a bus as well. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, call 334-2839.

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD SEEKS ARTISTS FOR EVENTS

The Wooden Horse Arts Guild invites artists to participate in the following 2016 events:

 

SUMMER CAMPS AT LYNDON STATE COLLEGE

Lyndon State College is offering ten summer camps throughout July and August that cater to a variety of interests and hobbies for children ages six to 18. Camps include STEM Exploration Camp from August 1 to 5; Theater Camp from August 8 to 13; and Baseball Exposure Clinic on August 13. Space is limited, so sign up soon. All camp offerings, descriptions, and sign-ups can be found at lyndonstate.edu/summercamps.

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS

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

  • August 1–6, Orleans Municipal Building from 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., The Lion King Jr. Advanced Apprentice Camp Week for veteran campers in advanced status.
  • August 8–12, Orleans Municipal Building, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Comedy Acting Camp for ages 8 and up.

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

 

FREE TOURS OF LOWELL WIND TURBINES

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

 

WESTMORE RAFFLES

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

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

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

 

JAY SUMMER FEST SEEKS VENDORS AND PARADE PARTICIPANTS

The ninth annual Jay Summer Fest will be held Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Jay. Music, floats, etc. are needed for the parade at 10:30 a.m. Call Sally at 988-4786. Enter the King Arthur Flour Baking Contest (coffee cake for adults and drop cookies for 15 and younger) by calling 343-5687. Tag sale fundraiser donations can be dropped off at the Jay Town Hall starting August 1. Horseshoe tournament at Jay Village Inn at 12:30 p.m.; call to enter. Still room for a few unique vendors. For information and registration, visit www.jayvt.com or call 802-343-5687.

 

PRE-REGISTER FOR KINGDOM RUN

Pre-register by August 10 for Kingdom Run on Saturday, August 13, in Irasburg. Half-marathon plus 5K and 10K run and walk. Individual and team competitions. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Irasburg Common. Complimentary refreshments feature blueberry sundaes. Prizes. For more information including online registration, go to www.kingdomrun.org or call 766-5310. To benefit Northeast Kingdom Spay-Neuter Program.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

CRAFTSBURY FARMERS’ MARKET

The Craftsbury Farmers’ Market invites you to visit them any Saturday, rain or shine, until October 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where you will find farmers and vendors offering locally made cheeses, meats, baked goods, vegetables, prepared foods, wool and alpaca fiber yarns, crafts, artwork, and free family entertainment. www.craftsburyfarmersmarket.com

 

HARDWICK FARMERS’ MARKET

The Hardwick Farmer’s Market, located in Atkins Field in Hardwick, is open Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. until October 14. EBT and debit cards accepted. Crop Cash and Farm-to-Family participant. For more information, visit www.hardwickfarmersmarketvt.com.

 

JAY VILLAGE VENDORS’ MARKET

Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call Wilma at 988-2521 or Maria at 895-4869.

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Located on the Causeway in Newport across from Waterfront Plaza. Local food, lovingly grown and fresh from our vendors to your family’s table. Open every Saturday and Wednesday through October 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Farm-to-Family coupon site. Crop Cash coupons available. EBT and debit cards accepted. Open rain or shine. New vendors always wanted. Call 274-8206 or 334-6858.

 

WEST GLOVER FARMERS’ MARKET

Held at the West Glover Church on Sunday afternoons in August from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendor set up from 11 a.m. on. Vendors wanted to sell garden produce, canned goods, crafts or white elephant items. Call Betsy for details at 525-4051.

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE FARMERS’ & ARTISANS’ MARKET

Located on Route 5A in Westmore. Open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT 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.

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

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

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

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

 

BINGO IN LOWELL

Bingo is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Ignatius Hall on Hazen Notch Road in Lowell. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. Progressive jackpot starting at $500. Dinner available.

 

BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS

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

 

BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT

BARTON: Meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Barton Chambers Apartments. 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 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.

 

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 fourth 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. Also openings for violin, viola, cello, string bass and bassoon for the upcoming fall concert season, with rehearsals starting September 6. (The orchestra does own a 17” viola and a ¾ size string bass available for use.) If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NEWPORT AREA VOLUNTEER BAND

The Newport Area Volunteer Band holds outdoor concerts at the Gardner Park Bandstand in Newport. Rehearsals are Mondays at NCUJHS in Derby from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and concerts are Thursdays starting at 7 p.m. through August 18. All instruments and experience levels are welcome. Contact [email protected] for more information.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

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

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

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY SINGERS

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

 

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 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

 

SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

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

 

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

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

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

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

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

SUMMER MEALS BY THE LUNCHBOX

Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s Lunchbox food truck serves nutritious meals to kids 18 and under for free and adult meals for purchase from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the following locations: Wednesdays at the Barton Public Library; Thursdays at Gardner Park in Newport; and Fridays at Island Pond’s Pavilion Park. Meals served through August 19. For more information, visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org or e-mail [email protected].

 

SUMMER MEALS PROGRAM IN BARTON

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

 

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN IN NCSU

The North Country Supervisory Union is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Meals will be provided to all children age 18 and younger free of charge at the following locations: Jay/Westfield Joint Elementary School, Monday through Friday till July 29, with breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m.; and Newport City Elementary School, Monday through Friday, July 11 through August 5, with breakfast at 8:40 a.m. and lunch at 12 p.m. For more information, call 334-5847.

 

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.

 

WEDNESDAY POETS

Wednesday Poets, a poetry writing workshop, will continue for its fourth season at 6:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library on Wednesdays. Weekly sessions run until 8:30 p.m. This workshop features writing and sharing (or not) in a relaxed and supportive space. Veteran and beginning poets make up the group; no prior experience is required. Materials and refreshments provided. 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. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. 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. Summer Reading Program on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. August 2, CLiF brings stories and free books for all. Call for info.

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Summer hours: Monday 10-4, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-4, Thursday 10-4, Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-2, and Sunday 11:30-1:30. For children: Story Hour at Four Seasons of Learning Center, 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. Wonder & Wisdom on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Currently showing in the gallery are print impressions by Phillip Robertson.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

        Route 100, Westfield. 744-8258. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1– 5 p.m.

 

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. Summer Programs: Music & Movement with Emily Lanxner on Mondays at 10 a.m. for preschoolers, as well as story time at the Farmers’ Market every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. in Hardwick. Pick up a summer schedule at the library or visit jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. For more information, please call the library at 472-5948.

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

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

 

ARTFUL EYE

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

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). Open through November 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Museum tours at 1 p.m. on Sundays and 6:30 p.m. on Fridays in July and August. For more information, please visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031.

 

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

At Sterling College, Craftsbury Common. 586-7711, extension 129. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Exhibit Plowing Old Ground. For more information, visit www.VermontArtHouse.org/openings or call 586-2200.

 

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Masonic Temple building. 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org. Open Monday through Friday, 1–6 p.m. and before and after each movie screening. Gallery is always open to the public free of charge.

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPENS

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

 

CHUCK GUEST GALLERY

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

 

COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION & BARTON MUSEUM

Located at the Pierce House on Water Street in Barton. Summer hours: 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays through August 28. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours.

 

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

Located at 35 Junior High Drive in Derby Center. Open Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. through October 15.

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM

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

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

 

GRACE GALLERY

Old Firehouse, 59 Mill Street, downtown Hardwick. 472-6857. www.graceart.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Community Workshops are held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and are open to all community members. A selection of paintings by Dot Kibbee will be on exhibit through July 27.

 

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.; Sat. from 10 a.m. to noon through July and August. 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. August 4: Historic Preservation, Dorothea Penar, at 2 p.m. at the library. August 6: Ice Cream Social on the lawn from 2-4 p.m. August 8: Annual Meeting, “Old China Hands of Greensboro,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall. September 3: “The Power of Water” exhibit closing day. Also a book sale at Lyles (Long) Grange.

 

LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

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

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open Mondays starting in June. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Visit. www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com.  “Phyllis J. Hammond, A Retrospective” on display through September 10.

 

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. “Honest Skies,” landscaping paintings by Kari Meyer, on display through August 8.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

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

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

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists. Photographs by Sue Tester on display until August 1.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day until 2:00 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 F Train: Paintings by Ann Young” on display August 5 through September 30 with reception on Friday, August 5, from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

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. Works by Georgia Landau on display through August 28.

 

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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