Kingdom Calendar of Events

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

 

“NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S AL QAEDA” OSHER LECTURE

Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture series will hold a lecture on Wednesday, May 10, with Daniel Miller presenting “This is not your grandfather’s Al Qaeda – Origins, vision, and future trajectory of ISIS” from 1 to 2 p.m. Lectures are held at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport in the second floor conference room. $5 walk-in or $40 for season pass ($70 for couple). Dessert, tea, coffee, and conversation follows. For more details visit www.learn.uvm.edu/osher or contact Suzi at 673-9499 or [email protected].

 

THURSDAY, MAY 11

 

DERBY SENIOR MEAL

The menu for the monthly Derby senior meal for Thursday, May 11, at noon, will be shepherd’s pie, garden salad, bread/rolls, and applesauce cake. For further information, contact Lallie Mambourg at 748-5182.

 

ROARIN’ ’20’s THEMED GALA IN NEWPORT

Local North Country Career Center Hospitality students will host a Roarin’ ’20’s Gala on Thursday, May 11, at North Country Career Center in Newport, showcasing hospitality, culinary art, and visual art student talent. There will be hors d’oeuvres, artwork, a photo booth, a silent auction, and fine service. Held as a fundraiser and all proceeds will be donated to the Halo Foundation, a program that helps local families in need while enduring hardships. The gala is open to all community members and tickets are available at the career center main office prior to the event, or purchased at the door for $10 for students and $15 for adults. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the event runs through 7 p.m.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 12

 

NEK HUNGER COUNCIL MEETING IN BARTON

The Hunger Council of the Northeast Kingdom meeting will be held Friday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Barton Memorial Building and Senior Center. For more information about the Hunger Council, contact Alida Duncan at [email protected] or (802) 865-0255, extension 109, or visit www.hungerfreevt.org.

 

BENEFIT DANCE IN IRASBURG

Northeast Kingdom Relay for Life team Life Walkers is hosting a benefit dance on Friday, May 12, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Irasburg Town Hall. Music begins at 8 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. There will be a 50/50 raffle and all funds raised will be donated to Northeast Kingdom Relay for Life.

 

MUSIC JAM IN LOWELL

There will be a new Music Jam starting on Friday, May 12, at the Lowell Parish Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Everyone welcome – singers and musicians. Snacks will be served. To benefit the Lowell School. For more information, call 334-2419 or 334-2598.

 

RUMMAGE SALE IN ISLAND POND

The First Congregational Church of Brighton will be holding its bi-annual rummage sale on Friday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Island Pond. There will also be a food sale on Saturday.

 

COMMUNITY TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY IN JAY

The Jay Community Recreational Centre will hold a Community Trail Maintenance Day on Friday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will focus on removal of storm damage blow downs and general trail maintenance. Volunteers receive coffee, doughnuts, water, snacks, and a hot dog lunch, and insect repellent. For more information, visit www.jayvt.com.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 13

 

BENEFIT YARD AND BAKE SALE IN NEWPORT

Northeast Kingdom Relay for Life, team Aline’s Angels, will hold a benefit yard and bake sale on Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at 17 VT Route 105 (blue ranch house near the water tower) in Newport. No early birds. Lots of treasures. Something for everyone with all proceeds going to Relay for Life.

 

THRIFT SHOP FASHION SHOW IN HARDWICK

The first annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Social will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the dining room at the United Church of Hardwick. Sign up for door prizes, check out the recycling ideas from the thrift shop, be entertained by the fashion show then enjoy light food and drinks while shopping. For more information, call Debbie Messier at 279-2260 or e-mail [email protected].

 

HUGE BENEFIT YARD SALE AT KINNEY DRUGS

There will be a huge yard sale to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Kinney Drugs in Derby on Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Lots of great items supporting a great cause.

 

BENEFIT YARD SALE AT PAUL’S SUGARHOUSE

There will be a yard sale to benefit Felines & Friends Foundation, as well as Special Olympics, on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Paul’s Sugarhouse in Derby. Lunch and snacks available for purchase. A second yard sale will be held the following weekend, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3286 Lake Road in Newport Center. Two separate sales but the tables are full in both locations. Donations of cat food always welcome.

 

HOLY ROSARY RALLY IN NEWPORT

Join the 100 year Fatima Anniversary Rosary Rally on Saturday, May 13, at noon at Pomerleau Park Newport. For more information, call Leona White at 754-2000 or Mary Staples at 334-6189.

 

BENEFIT YARD SALE IN DERBY

Felines & Friends Foundation of Vermont will hold a benefit yard sale on Saturday, May 13, at Paul’s Sugarhouse in Derby from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds also help Special Olympics. Lunch and snacks available for purchase. Donations of cat food always welcome! Watch for another sale the following weekend in Newport Center.

 

POLLINATOR FEST IN HARDWICK

Pollinator Fest will be held Saturday, May 13, at Atkins Field in Hardwick from noon to 4 p.m., free of charge. Come learn about bees, butterflies, and bats with numerous hands-on family activities and workshops, as well as educational forums about pollinator conservation efforts and current legislative efforts.

 

CRAFT FAIR IN HOLLAND

Everyone is invited to the second annual Spring Has Sprung Craft Fair at the Holland Elementary School on Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The craft fair will benefit the local Morgan horse rescue as well as the Halo Foundation fund. Food available and raffle drawings to enter. Outdoor vendor spots still available. Call Jennifer Martin at 895-2900 if interested.

 

DOWNTON ABBEY TEA AT GOODRICH LIBRARY

The last Downton Abbey Tea at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport will be held Saturday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in the “tea room.” Charlie Nardozzi (as seen on the WCAX news) will speak about English castles and gardens. Free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required as seating is limited. Guests are encouraged, but not required, to come in costume. Stop in or call 334-7902 to register. Handicapped accessible.

 

“TYRANNY AND HOPE” CONCERT IN GREENSBORO

The Craftsbury Chamber Players present a concert of “Tyranny and Hope,” featuring the silenced Russian artists of the Stalinist era with special guest M.T. Anderson, at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro on Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public, but donations gratefully accepted. For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org or call 1-800-639-3443.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 14

 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

 

MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST IN IRASBURG

The 20th annual Mother’s Day Breakfast, sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 804, will be held once again at the Irasburg Town Hall on Sunday, May 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. Meal includes homemade buttermilk pancakes with real Vermont maple syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, muffins, fruit, juice and coffee for only $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Open to the public.

 

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IN WEST GLOVER

A Mother’s Day Brunch will be held at the West Glover Church on Sunday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring breakfast bakes, home fries, ham, sausage, mac and cheese, fresh fruit, muffins and doughnuts. Everybody welcome.

 

GLOVER JAM SESSION

A Jam Session will be held at the Glover Town Hall on Sunday, May 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. to benefit the Glover Community Church. All are welcome.

 

FYRE & LIGHTNING CONSORT AT ST. MARK’S

The Now Playing Newport Music Series presents the Fyre and Lightning Consort on Sunday, May 14, at 3 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport. Suggested donation is $10. Free for those under 16.

 

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH IN MORRISVILLE

There will be a Mother’s Day Brunch at the VFW Post 9653 on Pleasant Street in Morrisville on Sunday, May 14, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under ten. Proceeds benefit the VFW Auxiliary to Post 9653.

 

MONDAY, MAY 15

 

 

 

TUESDAY, MAY 16

 

RUMMAGE SALE DROP-OFF DAY IN WESTFIELD

The Hitchcock Memorial Library on Route 100 in Westfield is accepting items in good condition for its upcoming Rummage & Bake Sale on Memorial Day weekend. Drop-offs can be made Tuesday, May 16, and Thursday, May 18, between 1 to 5 p.m., or anytime the library is open (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) The Rummage & Bake Sale will benefit the library and the Westfield Congregational Church. For more information, call 744-8258. Please, no junk, and do not leave items outside.

 

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING

The Compassionate Friends of the Northeast Kingdom, a support group offering friendship and understanding to families grieving the death of a child of any age and from any cause, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Orleans Federated Church on School Street in Orleans. For more information, call Fran Smith at 487-9055 or Bev Gage at 754-2085.

 

ROTARY CLUB OF NEWPORT PROGRAM & SPEAKER

Jon Delabruere will speak on the Denver Summit on Climate Change at the Rotary Club of Newport’s program on Tuesday, May 16, at the Gateway Center in Newport. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. and speaker and program starts at 1 p.m. For more information, call Donovan Quarmby at 334-0101 or e-mail [email protected].

 

NEK CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING

Vermont’s newest commissioner, Tourism and Marketing’s Wendy Knight, will be the featured guest speaker at the Northeast Kingdom Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 16, at noon, at Lyndon State College. The meeting is open to chamber members and the general public. The luncheon costs $18 and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 748-3678 or e-mail [email protected]. Spaces to the meeting are limited.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 17

 

ORLEANS COUNTY SEED LIBRARY MEETING

The Orleans County Seed Library will meet at the Barton Public Library on Wednesday, May 17, at 4 p.m. for a brief business meeting followed by the viewing of selected parts of the film, Seed, the Untold Story, and a discussion. Exchange gardening ideas and borrow seeds. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

“FREDERICK SIMPSON COBURN” OSHER LECTURE

Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture series will hold a lecture on Wednesday, May 17, with Michel Forest presenting “Frederick Simpson Coburn 1871-1960” from 1 to 2 p.m. Lectures are held at the Emory Hebard State Office Building on Main Street in Newport in the second floor conference room. $5 walk-in or $40 for season pass ($70 for couple). Dessert, tea, coffee, and conversation follows. For more details visit www.learn.uvm.edu/osher or contact Suzi at 673-9499 or [email protected].

 

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FAIR IN CRAFTSBURY

The Energy Committee of Craftsbury is hosting the third Sustainable Energy Fair on Wednesday, May 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Craftsbury Public Library. The first 40 attendees will receive a free LED bulb. Refreshments will be served. There will be over 20 professionals to answer questions and share energy saving ideas, financial incentives, and financing strategies. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

THURSDAY, MAY 18

 

THE LOCAL MOTIVE DOCUMENTARY

The Art House presents the documentary The Local Motive on Thursday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Heartbeet Lifesharing. For more information, visit www.vermontarthouse.org.

 

NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITAL AUXILIARY LUNCHEON MEETING

Reserve now for the next North Country Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon Meeting on Thursday, May 18, at noon at Wayne’s Snack Bar on Route 105 in Newport. NCH physical therapist Rachel Wasilewski will be the guest speaker and will talk about balance. Please call Merrilyn Barry at 334-3286 for reservations and choice of entrée. All members and guests welcome.

 

IRASBURG SENIOR MEAL

The Irasburg United Church Senior Meal for May will be held on Thursday, May 18, at noon. The menu will be shepherd’s pie, vegetables, rolls, dessert, coffee, and punch. All are welcome.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 19

 

NORTHSONG CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT IN BARTON

Northsong, the Newport-based chamber choir, will conclude its concert season with a performance on Friday, May 19, at the Barton United Church at 7:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. There will also be a second performance on Sunday, May 21, at the United Church of Newport at 4 p.m.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 20

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE BEACH CLEANUP

Friends of the Willoughby State Forest will be hosting an East and West Cove beach cleanup on Willoughby Lake on Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed. Trash bags and treats will be provided. Participants can meet at beach opposite White Caps Campground on the south end of Lake Willoughby. For more information, e-mail Jean Haigh at [email protected]

 

PLANT SALE FUNDRAISER IN CRAFTBURY

The annual Plant Sale fundraiser for the Craftsbury Public Library will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the basement of the Craftsbury Church on the Common. Excellent selection of perennial plants, shrubs, small trees, tomatoes, and more. There will also be a book sale in the library. Please call 586-9683 or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

 

BENEFIT YARD SALE IN NEWPORT CENTER

There will be a yard sale to benefit Felines & Friends Foundation, as well as Special Olympics, on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3286 Lake Road in Newport Center. Lunch and snacks available for purchase. Donations of cat food always welcome.

 

DANCE & AUCTION IN CRAFTSBURY

The Craftsbury Chamber Players and the Craftsbury Public Library are hosting an old-fashioned barn dance at Dave Rowell’s big yellow barn at 42 Whetstone Brook Road in East Craftsbury on Saturday, May 20. The fun starts at 6 p.m. with music by Danny Coane and the Starline Rhythm Boys from 7 to 10 p.m. Backyard Barbecue and the Craftsbury General Store will provide food, and craft beer will be offered from Lost Nation Brewery and Hill Farmstead. The night will also feature one live and one silent auction. Bring the family. Suggested donation is $10, with children 12 and under admitted free. For more information, call the library at 586-9683 or the Craftsbury Chamber Players at 525-6535.

 

BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE

Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, May 20, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall. Play games like the Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Dominion, and more. Newcomers gladly taught all games. For more information, find Border Board Games on Facebook, call 873-3028, or e-mail [email protected].

 

SUNDAY, MAY 21

 

BINGO FUNDRAISER AT PAUL’S SUGARHOUSE

There will be a Bingo fundraiser at Paul’s Sugarhouse in Derby on Saturday, May 21, to benefit Donna Chizmar’s cancer treatments. Doors open at 10 a.m. and Bingo starts at 1 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and bake sale. For more information or to order raffle tickets, contact Lisa at 766-2153 or Michelle at 334-1571, or find the benefit on Facebook. Raffle winners do not need to be present to win.

 

NORTHSONG CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT IN NEWPORT

Northsong, the Newport-based chamber choir, will conclude its concert season with a performance on on Sunday, May 21, at the United Church of Newport at 4 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $10.

 

BREAKFAST BUFFET AT AMERICAN LEGION IN ORLEANS

The Orleans American Legion Post 23 will sponsor a breakfast buffet on Sunday, May 21, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The public is invited and there is a small fee. For more information, call 754-6540 or visit www.orleansvermontpost23.org. This is the last breakfast buffet until September.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

NEWPORT CITY-WIDE YARD SALE

The city-wide yard sale in Newport will be held Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 and 28. You may host a yard sale at your own location or host your sale in a vendor space at the Newport Municipal Building. For more information on selling in the yard sale, visit www.newportrecreation.org/city-wide-yard-sale.

 

ANNUAL RHONDA LIBBY TRAIL RIDE

The seventh annual Rhonda Libby Memorial Trail Ride will take place on Saturday, June 10, starting at 9:30 a.m. at Lesa Johnson’s house (617 Wheelock Road) in Sutton. This is a beautiful scenic horseback woods ride with plenty of fresh water on the trails. Keep Rhonda’s memory alive by doing something she loved, and proceeds go to local animal rescue groups. $25 registration fee includes lunch. Pre-register by June 7 by calling Connie at 525-4003, Deb Libby at 754-2587, Lesa Johnson at 427-3031, Pam White at 754-8416, or Wayne Libby at 754-2139. You must provide your own horse. Non riders can make a donation or pledge someone who is riding.

 

SPRINT TRIATHLON AROUND LAKE MEMPHREMAGOG

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

 

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED IN HARDWICK

The Chinese Cultural Camp is back! Somewhere between July 20 and August 10, there will be 30 high school students from China coming to learn about our culture. The cultural camp will be held at Hazen Union in Hardwick. Chinese students will be here approximately 11 days. Requirements include transporting students to and from school on weekdays, providing two meals a day, providing an adequate sleeping setup, and enjoying the opportunity for cultural exchange. There is a stipend for hosting. For more information or to participate, contact Anna Crytzer at [email protected] or call 525-4292.

 

GREATER BARTON ARTS FREE ART CAMPS FOR KIDS

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

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS

Sign up for Vermont Family Theatre Summer Camps at www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or call VFT at 754-2187. June 19-24, Morrisville, A Disney Musical (all ages and skill levels); June 26-30, Morrisville, Pirates of Penzance (4th grade through high school); July 3-7, (no camp July 4), Irasburg, Storybook Theatre Camp (ages 4-9); July 10-15, Irasburg, Disney’s Mulan Jr. (ages 7-14, not for beginners); July 17-21, Newport/Derby, Disney’s Aristocats Kids (all ages and skill levels); July 24-30, Orleans, Apprentice Camp & Advance Campers; July 31-August 4, Orleans, Storybook (ages 4-9) Princess & Knights Tales; August 7-20, adult/teen main stage production of Oklahoma. Not a camp. Rehearses mostly evenings.

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR WESTMORE DAY

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

 

VENDORS WANTED FOR ANTIQUES & UNIQUES FESTIVAL

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

 

CRAFTERS WANTED FOR CRAFT SHOW IN DERBY

The Dailey Memorial Library is seeking crafters to participate in its Summer Craft Show to be held on the Derby Green on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone who would like to have a booth is asked to contact the library at 766-5063 or e-mail [email protected] for information or an application. Deadline to apply is June 1.

 

PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR JAY SUMMER FEST

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

 

ARTISTS WANTED

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

 

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

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

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS ORLEANS VOLUNTEER DISASTER ACTION TEAM MEETINGS

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

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

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

 

BINGO IN LOWELL

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

 

BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAM SESSIONS

The Bobbin Mill Players will hold music jam sessions every Wednesday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lowell St. Ignatius Parish Hall. Other music events include: First Friday evening of the month at the Lowell Fire Station from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Second Sunday afternoon at the Glover Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m.; Third Friday evening at the Charleston Elementary School from 6 to 9 p.m., Fourth Friday evening at the Derby Line Town Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Fifth Friday evening (when there is a fifth Friday) at the Barton Memorial Building from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, call Millie at 334-2598.

 

BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS

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

 

BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT

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 Amber Minnie is available at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport for six hours a week to offer career services to library patrons and job seekers. Find employment opportunities in the area, write a resumé and cover letter, apply for jobs online, assess skills and interests, use the Internet to explore career opportunities, and learn about education and training programs. Ms. Minnie will be available on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 334-7902.

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

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

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

DANCE AT BEEBE TOWN HALL

Come dance with us at the Beebe Town Hall in Beebe, Quebec, every Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m. Country western band. Also square dancing. Light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call (819) 876-2021.

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

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

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

 

EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION

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

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

“GROWING STRONGER” STRENGTH CLASSES FOR 40+

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

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

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

 

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Fourth Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386. All childhood vaccinations are offered. Adult immunizations included are: Hepatitis A and B, Pneumococcal, TDaP, Tetanus, and Measles.

 

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE

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

 

JOURNEY TO RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER

Located at 58 Third Street in Newport. Making Recovery Easier meets Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Art Group meets Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All Recovery meets Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, e-mail Kathlene Douglass at [email protected].

 

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

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

 

LINE DANCING IN TROY

Line dancing classes for exercise and enjoyment are held every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Catholic Church Parish Hall, 130 South Pleasant Street, in North Troy. No partner needed and all levels of experience are welcome. If you can count to four, you can line dance! $5 per person. For more information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193.

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN HARDWICK

Every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. at Saint John the Baptist Episcopal Church on West Church Street in Hardwick. All are welcome. NA is for people who wish to try our program of complete abstinence from all drugs. This includes alcohol on an equal status with opiates or cocaine. The disease is addiction, not specific to any one particular drug. For more information, call 535-5042.

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

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

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

The Newport Area Community Orchestra has openings for oboe, violin, viola, cello and string bass. We are a growing and well-established community orchestra located in the NEK of Vermont. The orchestra plays two concerts each year, one in the fall and one in the spring. For more information, please contact us at 766-3021 or www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

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

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

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

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

 

PLAY WORLD & NEKCA PLAYGROUP IN BARTON

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

 

RSVP BONE BUILDING & STRENGTHENING CLASSES

Offered twice a week: at the Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and at the Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A free exercise class to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Classes consist of a variety of exercises to improve balance and increase strength. Participants start out using very light weights which are gradually increased as strength develops. Weights provided. For more information, contact Maureen Mcguire at 334-7746 or [email protected].

 

SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

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

 

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

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

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

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

 

SQUARE DANCING IN BARTON

Square dancing will be held every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center. Judy Clifford will be the caller/instructor. Call 525-4400 for more information.

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Third Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Faith Lighthouse Church on Route 105 in Newport (105 Alderbrook). A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience. For more information, call Mary Butler at 744-6284.

 

TAI CHI CLASS

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

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON

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

 

VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON

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

 

WEDNESDAY POETS

Wednesday Poets, a poetry writing workshop, 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. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

        100 Church Street, Barton. Open Mondays from 1–7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1–7 p.m., Fridays from 1–7 p.m. Friday Afternoon Classic Movies, Friday Night Movies. Scrabble players meet on the first and third Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Afterschool Story Hour on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. throughout the school year.

 

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. Currently undergoing construction. Closing at current location at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, and reopening for the summer on Tuesday, May 23, at the Derby Community Church on Route 5 in Derby. Hours will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preschool Story Time will still be Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No family movie night over the summer. Trustee meetings will still be the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting monthly, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Book discussion group held third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Chess Club meetings held each Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Job Hunt Helper from CCV is available Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Hours: Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; closed Mondays; Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; closed Wednesdays; Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Story Hour for Children: at Four Seasons Learning, Fridays at 10 a.m.; Story Time for ages 0-6 every Thursday at 10 a.m.; and for ages 6-12 every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

        1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. 744-2484. Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sept. through May). Visit the Hitchcock Museum/Library page at www.westfield.vt.gov and on Facebook at Town of Westfield, Vermont for up-to-date activity listings.

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Mon. & Wed. 5-8 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. www.randmemoriallibrary.com Playgroup on May 5 & 19, every Friday in July, and August 4 & 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. All children are welcome with a parent/caregiver. We offer a story hour, a craft, and a healthy snack.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

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

 

ARTFUL EYE

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

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). For more information, please visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call 525-3031.

 

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

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

 

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

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

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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, open late spring through fall. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours year-round.

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM

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

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

 

GRACE GALLERY

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

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

        29 Breezy Avenue, Greensboro. 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Open Tues., Wed., and Thurs. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Check out our powerful new tool for researching Greensboro families stored in our archives! Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: The Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.

 

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. Recycle Into Spring II exhibit open in the downstairs gallery, free & open to the public. Exhibit runs through May 27.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

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

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

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

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. On display are a few watercolor and ink drawings depicting the Vermont river by the self taught artist Olga Lawson.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Seen/Unseen, an Exhibit of the Unusual, on display through June 11.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

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

Craft Circles (all welcome!): Spinner’s Circle meets in the Samuel Read Hall House on the third Thursday of the month at noon, May through October. Call 754-2022 for more info. Quilter’s Circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m.

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists. New photographs by Sue Tester on display through June 26.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

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

 

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

The Peacham Corner Guild is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. The guild features small antiques, fine handcrafted gifts and specialty foods. Located at 643 Bayley Hazen Road in Peacham. 802-592-3332

 

PLEASANT VALLEY ART GALLERY

146 White Road, Irasburg. 754-2000. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m or call for an appointment anytime.

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

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

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

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

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY

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

 

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

Hardwick Inn, 4 South Main Street, Hardwick. Call 472-9933 for information. Works by Marie LaPreGrabon will be on display through May.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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

 

THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY

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

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

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

 

YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY

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

 

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