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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10
ART ON CAMPUS RECEPTION FOR CHIP TROIANO
Please join WonderArts in viewing and celebrating the beautiful travel photography of Chip Troiano, currently on view at Craftsbury’s Sterling College library, on Wednesday, January 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. (talk at 6 p.m.). Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be provided. The library is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the exhibition is on view through February 4. All events are free, but made possible by donations. Learn more at www.WonderArtsVT.org or call 533-9370.
MOVIE NIGHT: STILL MINE (2012)
Still Mine is a film about an elderly couple’s fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. The film will be shown on Wednesday, January 10, at Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro from 6 to 8 p.m. Food and drink available from the Hardwick Street Café. Free, $5 suggested donation. Rated G. For more information, visit www.highlandartsvt.org.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11
LET’S TALK FILM: NEUROTYPICAL
Neurotypical is an unprecedented exploration of autism from the point of view of autistic people themselves. The film will be shown at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro on Thursday, January 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation. Learn more at www.pbs.org/pov/neurotypical, www.WonderArtsVT.org, or call 533-9370.
DERBY SENIOR MEAL
The Derby Senior Meal for Thursday, January 11, will be meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, peas, and fruit cocktail. Meals are served at noon with wheat bread and beverages at the Newport Elks Lodge on the Newport-Derby Road. For more information, call Lallie Mambourg at the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging at 748-5182.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12
YOGA LIGHT AT HIGHLAND CENTER
Instructor Sophia adds a class to her weekly offerings at the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro. She offers breath-centered yoga classes accessible to all levels of students of yoga looking to cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance. Held on Friday, January 12, from 10 to 11:15 a.m. For more information, visit www.highlandartsvt.org.
STORYTELLER SIMON BROOKS IN HARDWICK
The Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick welcomes back Simon Brooks for an afternoon of storytelling on Friday, January 12, at 3 p.m. across the street from the library at the Hardwick Memorial Building. Stories are for anyone five years old and up. Free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 472-5948.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
WEST GLOVER CHURCH ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting of the West Glover Church will be held Saturday, January 13, at 1 p.m. at the church. All are welcome to come and voice their opinions.
STUDIO STOMP WITH DJ LUIS CALDERIN
Join the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro on Saturday, January 13, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. for a Studio Stomp with DJ Luis Calderin. Admission is $5. Drink specials available at the Hardwick Street Café. For more information, visit www.HighlandArtsVT.org.
BASIC SOIL SCIENCE WORKSHOP IN HARDWICK
Grow Your Own will host a workshop on basic soil science for home and community gardeners on Saturday, January 13, at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Peggy Newfield of Newfield Herb Farm will explain the basics in this hands-on workshop. There will be a shared meal of homemade chicken broth and a salad. Registration is required by January 10. To register or for more information, call Ruby Dale-Brown at 472-5940 or e-mail [email protected].
SUNDAY, JANUARY 14
GLOVER JAM SESSION
There will be a Glover Jam Session on Sunday, January 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall (handicapped accessible) to benefit the Glover Community Church.
MONDAY, JANUARY 15
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS MEETING CANCELED FOR JANUARY
The Northeast Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meeting will not take place on Tuesday, January 16. The meetings will resume on Tuesday, February 20, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Orleans Federated Church. The Compassionate Friends is a support group for people who have lost a child of any age and from any cause. For more information, call Fran Smith at 487-9055 or Bev Gage at 754-2085.
IN FOCUS: CHASING ICE
Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of the changing planet. This film will be shown on Tuesday, January 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. $5 suggested donation. Learn more at www.chasingice.com, www.WonderArtsVT.org, or call 533-9370.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
CELTIC EVENSONG SERVICE AT ST. MARK’S
Celtic evensong is a quiet and meditative service featuring music, readings, and reflections with a focus on Celtic spirituality. A Celtic evensong service will be held Wednesday, January 17, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport at 7 p.m. Come early for a light supper of soup and bread from 6 to 6:30 p.m. before the service. Open to all. For more information, call the church at 334-7365.
RENEWPORT COMMUNITY MEETING
Come out to the Newport Municipal Gym on Wednesday, January 17, at 6:30 p.m. to vote on key priorities for the future of Newport. Light refreshments provided. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call Vermont Council on Rural Development at 223-6091 or visit www.vtrural.org.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
IRASBURG UNITED CHURCH SENIOR MEAL
The Irasburg United Church Senior Meal for January will be on Thursday, January 18, at noon and will feature pork tenderloin, potatoes, vegetables, rolls, dessert, punch and coffee.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19
MOVIE AT BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Glover Energy Committee and the Craftsbury Energy Committee will be co-sponsoring the showing of a film based on Al Gore’s new book, An Inconvenient Sequel, on Friday, January 19, at the Barton Public Library. A potluck dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 7 p.m. Free and open to all.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
TEXAS HOLD ’EM TOURNAMENT
There will be a Texas Hold ’Em Tournament at the Westfield Community Center on Saturday, January 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with proceeds benefitting the Troy Fire Department. Doors open at 9 a.m. with the tournament starting at 10 a.m. Buy-in is $35 with an optional high hand for $5. Lunch available. Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. For more information, contact Connie or Yvan LaPlume at 744-9927.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT VENDOR EVENT IN NEWPORT
The Newport City Motel will host a Girls’ Night Out Vendor Event on Saturday, January 20, from 4 to 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
BREAKFAST BUFFET AT THE AMERICAN LEGION POST #23 IN ORLEANS
There will be a breakfast buffet at the Orleans American Legion Post #23 on Sunday, January 21, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. All are welcome. Breakfasts are served the third Sunday of every month through May. For more information, call 754-6540.
MATTING WORKSHOP AT MAC CENTER
There will be a matting workshop with artist Mary Brenner on Saturday, January 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport for ages 16 and up. Registration requested. Cost is $10 (to cover supplies). For more information and to register, visit www.maccenterforthearts.com or call 334-1966.
AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM
Free tax returns prepared for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 50 and older, every Wednesday beginning February 7 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Call Chris at 279-0442 for an appointment. Taxes prepared every Friday in Derby at the Dailey Memorial Library from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. beginning February 2. Call the library at 766-5063 for an appointment.
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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.
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].
- 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 AREA SENIOR SERVICES, INC. (BASSI)
Located downstairs at the Barton Memorial Building. Meals will be served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Closed if schools are closed. Suggested donation of $5 for people under 60 and $4 for seniors, but no one is required to pay. Come early for coffee, cards, and conversation.
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 Friday evening of the month at Lowell Church Hall 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 10 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 or Lyle and Amy at 334-2419.
BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS
Bone Builders Derby is from 2 to 3 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Church of God on Crawford Road. Bone Builders Newport is from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Municipal Building. Bone Builders Greensboro is from 10 to 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the United Community Church. There is also a class in Craftsbury from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Craftsbury Community Care Center. For more information about Bone Builders classes, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging at (802) 751-0431.
BRIDGE LEAGUES IN ORLEANS & NEWPORT
ORLEANS: Meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Orleans Federated Church on School Street. Come with a partner.
NEWPORT: Meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the Gateway Center. Everyone must come with a partner. Learner’s Group continues Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the library in Newport, and all are welcome to drop in. For more information, or to find a partner, call Eric McCann at 988-4773.
CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES
Community College of Vermont (CCV) Job Hunt Helper 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. Available on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 12 to 3 p.m., January 9 through May 22. 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.
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.
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.
NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
The Newport Area Community Orchestra has openings for violin, viola, cello, string bass, clarinet, oboe, French horn, and trombone. 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.
- 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.
PRO BONO (FREE) LEGAL CLINIC IN NEWPORT
Pro bono (free) legal clinic monthly at Orleans County Restorative Justice Center, usually the first Wednesday of each month. Free consults with lawyer. Best for landlord-tenant, housing, probate, elder law, custody, family law, etc. issues. No criminal law. Advance appointments only by calling (802) 487-9293. $10 fee for people living outside Orleans County. Mediation services are also available. For more information, visit www.kingdomjustice.org.
RSVP BONE BUILDING & STRENGTHENING CLASSES
Offered twice a week: at the Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and at the Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A free exercise class to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Classes consist of a variety of exercises to improve balance and increase strength. Participants start out using very light weights which are gradually increased as strength develops. Weights provided. For more information, contact Maureen Mcguire at 334-7746 or [email protected].
SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB
Derby Senior Meals are held at noon every second Thursday at the Elks Lodge #2155 on the Newport-Derby Road in Derby. By donation. For more information, call the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging’s nutrition coordinators Jenny Patoine or Lallie Mambourg at 748-5182.
SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER
Lunch is served at noon on Mondays and Tuesdays on the lower level of the Glover Town Hall, 3018 Glover Street. Suggested donation by seniors is $3.50; for those younger than 60, $5. For more information, call the NEK Council on Aging’s Nutrition Coordinator Lallie Mambourg at 1-800-642-5119.
SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport holds a free community Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.
SQUARE DANCING IN BARTON
Square dancing will be held every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center. Judy Clifford will be the caller/instructor. Call 525-4400 for more information.
STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT
The Memphremagog Stamp Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. at CALLICO, 326 Bluff Road, Newport. All stamp collecting interests are welcome. For more information, call 334-6001.
SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP
Third Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nevermore Bookstore on 100 East Main Street in Newport. 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 IN BARTON
TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Mountain View Apartments Community Room. 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. First meeting is free! For further information, call 525-3173.
TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail [email protected].
VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON
Every first and third Tuesday of each month there will be van service from Westmore to Barton. 10:30 a.m. pickup at the old Town Clerk’s office; 1:30 p.m. return trip to Westmore. Free to residents age 60 or older. For more information, call Mary at 525-4128 or the Area Agency on Aging at 334-2190.
VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON
Every Thursday there is van service to senior meals in Barton. The pickup schedule is as follows: 11:25 a.m., Mountain View Apartments; 11:30 a.m., Congress Court; 11:35 a.m., Monitor Manor; 11:40 a.m., Hillcrest; 11:45 a.m., Memorial Building; 11:50 a.m., Park Street trailer park. For more information, call Brenda Sargent at 525-4400.
WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE
Every Thursday at noon at the Westfield Community Center (North Hill Road/School St.). Suggested donation $4 with the 2nd Thursday of the month free. 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.
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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. 525-6524. Open Mondays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-7 p.m., Fridays 1-7 p.m., Winter Friday Afternoon Classic Movies, Friday Night Movies, Friday Evening Potlucks. Scrabble Players meet 1st and 3rd Wednesdays year-round. Book Discussions are January through May. Wednesday After-School Programs: Fall, Winter, Spring. Call for programs and events for children.
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: Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Story Time is Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Trustee meetings last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Tai Chi classes Tuesdays at 12:30 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. 525-4365. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1-6 p.m., Saturdays (December-April) 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday Play Group and Story Time (Fall, Winter, Spring) 9:30-11 a.m. at the Glover Town Hall.
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. Job Hunt/Computer Help with CCV student on Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 12 to 3 p.m. from January 9 to May 22. Story Time: Tuesday mornings at 11 a.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. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-5, Thursday 9-6, and Saturday 9-2. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Toddler Time on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. For more information, call Nancy at 873-3022, extension 201, or check the website at haskellopera.com/library-activities, or find them on Facebook.
HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. 744-2484. Visit the Hitchcock Museum/Library page at www.westfield.vt.gov and on Facebook at Town of Westfield, Vermont for up-to-date activity listings.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2–6 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 723-6134 or look on Facebook.
JEUDEVINE MEMORIAL LIBRARY
93 North Main Street; P.O. Box 536, Hardwick. 472-5948. www.jeudevinememoriallibrary.org. Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 1–7 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 1–5 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.; closed Sunday. All programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please call the library at 472-5948 or visit jeudevinememoriallibrary.org.
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-9692. Open Sunday, noon–1 p.m.; Wednesday and Saturday, 9 a.m.–noon, 2–5 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. 754-6660. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m.– 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Handicapped accessible. Story Time: Mondays at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Board Meetings: 3:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. www.jonesmemoriallibrary.wordpress.com
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 children on Fridays at 10 a.m. (October 6–May 31 when school is in session).
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Hours: Monday & Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Thursday & Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Story Time on Fridays at 10 a.m. www.randmemorial.com.
- 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.
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 and masks in the world is located at 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122) in Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 exits 24/25), and is open by appointment. Visit www.breadandpuppet.org or call (802) 525-3031 or 6972 for more information.
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. Artists wanted for Juried show. Selected works will be on display December 2 to February 16. Visit catamountarts.slideroom.com for more info.
CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY
For information, call 723-6024 or 895-2901.
CHUCK GUEST GALLERY
Featuring over 130 paintings of abstract imagery. Located at 205 Vermont Route 114 in East Burke. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 626-9011 or visit www.chuckguest.com.
COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY
535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.
CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY
1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.
CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.
CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION & BARTON MUSEUM
Located at the Pierce House on Water Street in Barton, open late spring through fall. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours year-round.
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.
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 (building next to Willey’s Store), 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. Check out our powerful new tool for researching Greensboro families stored in our archives! Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: The Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.
HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. 533-9075 or www.highlandartsvt.org. Borderlines: Four artists reflect on gender, culture, politics, and the environment.
JANE’S CAFÉ AND GALLERY
43 Main St. (Rte. 5), Derby Line. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring comfort food and artists of the Northeast Kingdom. The paintings of Jan Ghiringhelli; oils and pastels, plein air and studio paintings.
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.
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. FIRST SHOWCASE EXHIBIT: “Keeping the Memphre Legacy Alive in the Years Yet to Be.” SECOND SHOWCASE EXHIBIT: “Celebrating 100 Years of Remembering ‘The Lady of the Lake’s’ Last Days – (1917-2017) here at Steamboat Wharf in Newport.”
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. Paintings by Seattle artist Donald Peel (1921-2010) will be on view and for sale through January, with all proceeds from the sale going to the Newport Wireless Mesh Project, a nonprofit which will provide community supported wireless mesh Internet access to Newport’s low income residents.
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. The Enigmatic Art of Charles Trotsky on display in the Back Room Gallery from January 12 to February 24.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 754-2022. [email protected]. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org. Museum is open closed for the season. 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!): 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. South and North: Watercolors and oil paintings of Key West and West Glover by Gayle Gibson on display through January 23.
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.
- 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 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 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: “Bells and Whistles” 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.
WONDERARTS (ART HOUSE GALLERY AND WONDER & WISDOM)
The Art House Gallery and Wonder & Wisdom have merged to create WonderArts. Office located at the UCC, 165 Wilson St., Greensboro and programs are held at the Wonder & Wisdom program space, Community Greenspace in Craftsbury, Craftsbury Town Hall, local schools, Craftsbury Masonic Hall, and in partnership with other community organizations. For more information, call 533-9370 or visit www.wonderartsvt.org.
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. President: Peggy Loux, 343-5687. Past President: Camilla Mead, 988-4300. E-mail: [email protected]
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. www.levieuxforgeron.com