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, AUGUST 17

 

ORLEANS COUNTY FAIR

The Orleans County Fair will take place Wednesday, August 17, through Sunday, August 21, at the fairgrounds in Barton. Fun for all ages! Admission, which includes unlimited rides and entertainment, is $15 Wednesday through Thursday, $16 Friday through Sunday. Free admission and kiddie rides for children under 36” tall. General parking is free. On-grounds VIP parking is $5. Special days: $13 for kids under 13 on Wednesday; $10 for seniors over 62 on Friday; and free for active military personnel and immediate family with Active Military ID on Saturday. To see a complete listing of events, entrance fees, activities, shows, and more, visit orleanscountyfair.net or call 525-3555.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

 

FARM TO PLATE FEAST IN CRAFTSBURY

The second annual Farm To Plate Feast to support Wonder & Wisdom will be held Thursday, August 18, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the new community greenspace at 321 South Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury Village. Parking is reserved at The Music Box and other designated sites in the village. Benefit tickets are $20 for adults and teens, $10 for ages six to 12, and free for ages five and under. For more information, visit www.wonderandwisdom.org or e-mail Jim Flint at [email protected].

 

MIDSUMMER MAPLE MUSIC SERIES

Jed’s Maple Products of Derby is hosting their third concert in their Midsummer Maple Music Series. The August 18 concert will feature the Gandys, a local couple from Derby. The evening is a gathering of friends, family, and community. The musical celebration will kick off at 7 p.m. The venue is outdoors, so bring a lawn chair or blanket. Sugarmaker Steve will make s’mores during intermission. Admission is a nonperishable food item for the NEKCA food shelf. For more information and directions, call Jed’s Maple at 766-2700.

 

URINETOWN THE MUSICAL IN ORLEANS

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 18, 19, and 20, Vermont Family Theatre presents Urinetown The Musical at the Orleans Municipal Building at 7:30 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.

 

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED FILM AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Museum on Route 122 in Glover will present the 1926 animated film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, on Thursday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m., introduced by Rob Mermin. For more information, visit breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031.

 

MEDICARE BOOT CAMP IN ST. JOHNSBURY

There will be a Medicare Boot Camp on Thursday, August 18, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury. This free two-hour workshop introduces the federal health insurance program to those turning 65, those on disability and their families. To register, call 1-800-624-5119, or e-mail [email protected] and put “boot camp” in the subject line.

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS CONCERT

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will hold a concert on Thursday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hardwick Town House with music by Schumann, Rochberg, Couperin, and Brahms. . $25 for adults, $10 for students and free for 12 and under. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a free afternoon concert for children at 2 p.m. at the Greensboro United Church of Christ. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

 

JAM SESSION AT CHARLESTON SCHOOL

There will be a Jam Session to benefit the Charleston School Music Program on Friday, August 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) at the Charleston Elementary School. Suggested donation is $3 with snacks available. All are welcome: Musicians, singers, community. For more information, call 895-2915, 723-6271, or 723-6038.

 

KINGDOM FARM & FOOD DAYS

Kingdom Farm and Food Days will be held Friday through Sunday, August 19 through 21. Farm tours, food tastings and farm-to-table meals, workshops and more are available. The Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick will host a draft horse demonstration, blacksmithing, fiber arts and live traditional music on Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Atkins Field on Granite Street, followed by the farmers’ market from 3 to 6 p.m. This year’s event list is extensive and reaches all over the corners of the Kingdom. For more information, visit www.kingdomfarmandfood.org.

 

FAUST 3 AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater, on Route 122 in Glover, will present Faust 3 on Friday, August 19, 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.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

 

BENEFIT YARD SALE IN NEWPORT CENTER

A yard sale to benefit Felines & Friends Foundation will be held Saturday, August 20, at 9 a.m. at 3286 Lake Road in Newport Center. Best sale of the season with so many things too numerous to mention. For more information, visit www.fffvt.org. Bring a can of cat food and sign up for a door prize.

 

ISLAND POND KINGDOM FARM & FOOD DAYS

Island Pond Kingdom Farm and Food Days is a celebration of the vibrant agricultural community. There will be a farm and garden tour, garden tastings and recipes, information on healthy eating and food preservation, sheepdog and horse training demonstrations, wagon rides, and more. Held Saturday, August 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Village Farm and Island Pond Community Garden, Green Mountain Bible Church/Village Farm, Route 105 West, in Island Pond. For more information, contact Jane at (802) 355-9707 or [email protected].

 

NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

Newport Parks and Recreation presents the second annual Newport International Tennis Tournament on Saturday, August 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Gary Atchison Tennis Courts located at Prouty Beach Campground in Newport. Tennis players from both sides of the border will compete in a mixed doubles rotating round robin format. $25 tournament entry fee benefits the Newport Parks and Recreation Tennis Fund. Registration deadline is 8:30 a.m. Warm up is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. All day competitive tennis. First round play commences at 9 a.m. Light picnic lunch included to be held at the Prouty Beach Pavilion. Pro players, please consider playing an Exhibition Mixed Doubles match at 5 p.m. Please contact Cynthia More at (802) 777-7372 or [email protected] for more information. Rain date is Sunday, August 21.

 

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 20, 24, and 31. To register, sign up at www.greenmountainpower.com/innovate/wind/windtours or call Gert Tetreault at 744-6664.

 

CHRIS & MEREDITH THOMPSON AT THE MUSIC BOX

Chris and Meredith Thompson will perform at The Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday, August 20. Guitar, flute, percussion, twin singer/songwriters with beautiful harmonies. $10 donation, kids free. For more information, visit www.themusicboxvt.org or call 586-7533.

 

BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE

Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, August 20, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall. We play games like the Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Dominion. Don’t worry if you have never heard of these. We gladly teach newcomers all our games. We are a friendly group of geeks who love sci-fi, fantasy, comics, anime, and games! For more information, find us on Facebook under Border Board Games, call 873-3028, or e-mail [email protected].

 

GRAND SLAM WRESTLING EVENT

Come out and support local wrestling with a great family fun night as the Eastern Townships Wrestling Association holds a benefit wrestling show on Saturday, August 20, at Legion Fields in St. Johnsbury. Profits from the show will go to the St. Johnsbury Youth Softball and Baseball Program. Show starts at 7 p.m. with gate opening at 6:30 p.m. Admission price is $5 per person and children under five are admitted free. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. There will be a snack shack with food and drinks for sale. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/etwa.pro.wrestling.

 

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 20, at 2 p.m., and the circus will be held Sunday, August 21. 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 21

 

“INVENTIVE VERMONTERS” TALK IN GLOVER

“Inventive Vermonters: A Sampling of Farm Tools and Implements,” a talk by Paul Wood of Walden, will be held Sunday, August 21, at 2 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. No cost. Hosted by the Glover Historical Society and sponsored by the Vermont Council on the Humanities. For more information, call 525-6212.

 

WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AND ONWARD PAGEANT AT BREAD AND PUPPET

Bread and Puppet presents the Whatforward Circus and the Onward Pageant on Sunday, August 21, 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 22

 

NEWPORT AFTER 5 CLUB’S FIRST ANNUAL REUNION FOR WOMEN

The Newport After 5 Club will hold its first annual Reunion For Women on Monday, August 22, at the East Side Restaurant in Newport from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes meal and presentations/music. Presentations include “Adventures of Life with God” with Georgia Basko, and “Caring for a Full Garden” with Robert Gosselin of Spates the Florist. Music by Michelle Page. For reservations, call Sandy at 334-3833 or Marge at 334-1968.

 

CASPIAN MONDAY MUSIC – CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

        Caspian Monday Music – Chamber Orchestra will be held Monday, August 22, at 8 p.m. at the Caledonia Grange, 9 Church Street in East Hardwick. For more information, call 525-3291 or e-mail [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.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

 

BACKYARD GAMES & SONGS IN GREENSBORO

Join Erik Gillard and Heidi Wilson at the Greensboro Free Library on Tuesday, August 23, at 10 a.m. for fun and games and songs. This duo will lead the kids in games and songs they may know as well as teach them some new ones. They are often focused on nature and honoring the Earth. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 533-2531 or e-mail [email protected].

 

FREE IMMUNIZATION CLINICS & HIV TESTING IN NEWPORT

The Vermont Department of Health, located at the Emory Hebard State Office Building, Suite 220 on Main Street in Newport, will hold a free immunization clinic and anonymous and easy HIV & HCV testing on Tuesday, August 23. The immunization clinic provides all vaccines for school/childcare entry and most vaccines to keep adults safe. Walk in from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No cost. The anonymous and easy HIV test is from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is done by oral fluid or finger prick test, no name needed, includes a brief talk session, and results within two weeks or screening in 20 minutes. Just walk in. For more information on the free immunization clinic or to set up a HIV test session, call 334-4386 or 334-6707.

 

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 23, at 7:30 p.m. Early American four-part hymns in the fa-sol-la-mi tradition. All welcome, no experience necessary. Paper Maché Cathedral. Free. For more information, call Elka Schumann at 525-6972.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

 

CALEDONIA COUNTY FAIR OPENS

The Caledonia County Fair opens Wednesday, August 24, and runs through Sunday, August 28, at Mountain View Park in Lyndonville. The fair will feature livestock shoes and judging, an animal pulling arena, World of Wonders’ Illusions and Escape Artist shows, Josh Landry the chainsaw carver, a poultry barn, exhibits, contests and raffles, and the Dreamland Amusements midway with rides for all ages. Special events include ATV/UTV racing, Motocross show, tractor and truck pulls, a tractor rodeo, Cassadee Pope concert, pig scramble, and demolition derby. Fair hours are 4 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday through Sunday. Rides open at 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and at 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, including $14 advance tickets, visit http://CaledoniaCountyFair.com.

 

DECISION AMERICA TOUR

Members of the Morgan Church encourages the public to meet on the steps of the State House in Montpelier at noon on Wednesday, August 24, to pray for America as part of the Decision America Tour 2016.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

 

NO EVENTS SUBMITTED.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

 

COVENTRY LANDFILL OPEN HOUSE

The public is invited to attend an open house at the Coventry landfill on Friday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tour the facilities and learn how landfill gas, a renewable energy resource, can be utilized to generate electricity. Washington Electric will also be holding an Open House for the solar farm located at the landfill. Lunch will be provided and the event will be held rain or shine. RSVP by e-mailing [email protected] or call 334-8300. The location of the landfill is at 21 Landfill Lane (off Airport Road) in Coventry, VT 05825.

 

FAUST 3 AT BREAD & PUPPET

Bread and Puppet Theater, on Route 122 in Glover, will present Faust 3 on Friday, August 26, 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.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

 

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER IN ORLEANS

Barton Mystery Players present the 12th summer murder myster dinner theater, “Pasta, Pistols and Passion,” at the Orleans Municipal Building on Saturday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Tickets are $29. BYOB. Proceeds benefit the Barton Public Library. Italian menu. Limited tickets are available at the Barton Library (525-6524), at the Barton and Orleans Village Offices, and Barton’s Memory Lane.

 

CRYSTAL LAKE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

The annual meeting of the Crystal Lake Preservation Association will be held Saturday, August 27, at 10 a.m. at the pavilion at Pageant Park in Barton. Open to the public. Annual membership is only $10 per person.

 

5K RUN FOR LUPUS IN ST. JOHNSBURY

A 5K run to raise funds for a Lupus cure will be held on Saturday, August 27, at 8 a.m. at the St. Johnsbury school on Western Avenue. For more information, call (802) 272-6155 or visit www.lupus-kcure.squarespace.com.

 

NORTHWOODS POND PARTY & BARBECUE

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold its Pond Party and Barbecue on Saturday, August 27, from 1 to 5 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $5 for kids. For more information, call 723-6551 or visit northwoodscenter.org.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

 

WHATFORWARD CIRCUS AT BREAD AND PUPPET

Bread and Puppet presents the final Whatforward Circus on Sunday, August 28, 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

 

GROW YOUR OWN GATHERING IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own will host a gathering for people who want to learn to can on September 3 at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Gatherings are free and open to the public, but registration is mandatory by September 1 as space is limited. To register, call 472-5940. Participants will share a meal and go home with three canned goods they have made. Kids are welcome, but advance notice is needed for young children. For more information or to volunteer, e-mail [email protected].

 

GOOD TIME ADULT COED VOLLEYBALL SIGNUP

The Good Time Coed Volleyball League is seeking teams or individuals to play in its 2016 Volleyball League. The season begins on Monday, September 12, at North Country Union High School in Newport with seven weeks of play and 1 week of playoffs that will end November 3. The league will take up to 12 teams and each team must have two female players on the court at all times. Rosters and entrance fee must be in by Tuesday, September 6. For more information or to sign up, call Reg at 334-2531.

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD SEEKS ARTISTS FOR EVENTS

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

  • Village Art Show & Sale, Columbus Day Weekend, October 8 and 9, at Degre Auction House in Westfield.
  • Christmas Artisan Show & Sale, December 3, Vance Hill in Newport Center.

For more information and applications, visit www.woodenhorsearts.com or e-mail [email protected] or call Cam at 988-4300.

 

COSTUME FUN RUN IN ISLAND POND

Register now for the tenth annual Pond-a-thon Costume Run held Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, September 4, in Island Pond. 9 a.m. start time at Town Beach. This is a family oriented fun run around the lake of Island Pond. All ability of runners, walkers, and bikers welcome. Proceeds benefit the Taini Mae Kinney Memorial Scholarship Fund for Northeast Kingdom residents seeking higher education. Prize raffle, water tables, finish line snacks, ribbons for youth participants, and T-shirt available to all participants. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under, free for kids under five. Donations welcome! Registration begins at 7 a.m. Register online at pondathon.webconnex.com/registration or find registration sheets at local businesses in Island Pond, and send to Pond-a-thon Fun Run, P.O. Box 446, Island Pond, VT 05846. The form is also available on Facebook under “Pond-a-thon Fun Run” page. For more information, contact Melinda at [email protected] or 249-2640, or Elisabeth at [email protected], or 673-6354.

 

HUNTERS’ SAFETY COURSE IN CRAFTSBURY

There will be a Hunters’ Safety Course starting September 5 at Craftsbury Academy at 6:30 p.m. The instructor is Marcel Massé. For more information or to sign up, call 586-2857.

 

DENTON/DILLON SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN NORTH TROY

The 2016 Denton/Dillon Softball Tournament, in honor of Rollie Denton and Dennis Dillon, will take place September 9 and 10 at the North Troy Legion. Register your team by September 1 by calling Sharon Desjarlais at (802) 578-1997 or e-mail [email protected]. $125 entry fee for all teams. Please make checks payable to Troy School PTA on the day of the game. Games will start Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the North Troy Legion. Teams must consist of five men and five women. There will also be a barbecue at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Money raised will help the Troy School and ball field improvments.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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].

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. 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. 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. Landscapes in Oil by Barbara Grey on display through September 24.

 

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.

 

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. 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: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Visit. www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com.  “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. Landscapes in Oil by Barbara Grey and Still Life in Watercolor by Sachiko Yoshida, on display August 13 through September 24.

 

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. Landscapes by Elizabeth Nelson on display until September 19.

 

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 through September 30.

 

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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