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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
IRASBURG PLANNING COMMISSION OPEN HOUSE
The Irasburg Planning Commission announces the second in a series of evening Open Houses designed to enhance opportunities for Irasburg’s citizens to share in the development of the community’s town plan. The informal Open House will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, at Leach Public Library in Irasburg. For more information, contact Judith Jackson at 754-9968 or [email protected], or Michael Sanville at 673-7823 or [email protected].
HOLIDAY CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP AT MAC CENTER
MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport will hold a Holiday Centerpiece Workshop on Thursday, December 1, at 2:30 p.m. There is a $3 fee to cover cost of materials. For more information and to pre-register, call 334-1966 or visit maccenterforthearts.com.
AN INVITATION TO CHORAL SINGERS
On December 22, The Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saens will be performed at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church. This will be the third annual concert of this work. The same five wonderful soloists from previous concerts and five professional string players will join forces with the augmented choir of the church. Chorus rehearsals will be on Thursdays afternoons, December 1, 8, and 15, from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. Call John Weaver, conductor and organist, for more information at 525-4491.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
VSO “AH! CAPPELLA” VOCAL QUARTET VISITS LOCAL SCHOOLS
The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “Ah! Cappella” Vocal Quartet will present performances for three area schools on December 2, as part of the VSO’s statewide SymphonyKids education program. Performances will be held at the Albany Community School at 9 a.m., at the Glover Community School at 10:45 a.m., and at the Craftsbury school at 1:45 p.m. For more information, call Amy Caldwell at (802) 864-5741, extension 16, or e-mail [email protected].
ARTIST RECEPTION IN CRAFTSBURY
All are welcome to meet local artist Elaine Cole-Kerr at the Craftsbury Community Care Center on Friday, December 2, at 3 p.m. View Elaine’s landscape paintings which will be on display through December.
HOLIDAY GATHERING IN JAY
The Town of Jay’s annual Holiday Gathering at the Jay Town Hall will take place on Friday, December 2, from 6 to 7 p.m. There will be tree lighting, caroling, Santa, free hot dogs, cookies, hot cocoa and candy canes. Outdoor event. Santa will be arriving approximately 6:15 p.m. via Jay Volunteer Fire Department. Please bring a donation of a nonperishable food item or a piece of winter clothing for the Jay Area Food Shelf. Open to all.
NORTHSONG CONCERT IN BARTON
The 50-member ensemble of Northsong will perform on Friday, December 2, at the Barton United Church at 7:30 p.m. The group is conducted by Anne Hamilton and accompanied by Vivian Spates. Admission is by a suggested donation of $5. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
OCSU ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT AT LAKE REGION
The Orleans Central Supervisory Union’s Annual Holiday Concert will take place on Saturday, December 3, at 2 p.m. at Lake Region Union High School. The concert will feature the OCSU Jazz Band, Band, and Chorus. For more information, contact Sara Doncaster at [email protected].
HOLIDAY CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR AT COVENTRY SCHOOL
The third annual Holiday Craft and Vendor Fair at the Coventry Village School will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids’ activities will keep them busy while you shop. Lunch available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A raffle will take place and winners will be drawn at the end of the day.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS GIFT MARKET IN HARDWICK
Holiday Happenings Gift Market, sponsored by Heart of Vermont Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with local businesses, will take place on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the M. Gohl Building at 101 South Main Street in Hardwick. The gift market will feature poinsettias, Rick Norcross CDs, wooden bowls and items, spirits and syrups, relishes, pickles, jams, greeting cards, LulaRoe clothing, jewelry, baby items, goat’s milk soap, essential oils, and other great gift items.
TMA SALE DAY FOR ORLEANS SNOWSTORMERS
TMA Sale Says for the Orleans Snowstormers Snowmobile Club will be Saturdays, December 3 and 10, and Sundays, December 4 and 11, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Village Pizza in Orleans for those who wish to purchase their early bird TMAs and club memberships. Applicant must have a current registration. For more information, contact Gloria at 334-6179 or e-mail [email protected].
TMA SALE DAY FOR LYNDON SNO-CRUISERS
The Lyndon Sno-Cruisers Snowmobile Club will hold a TMA Sale Day on Saturday, December 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lyndonville House of Pizza and Northeast Kingdom Country Store. Call 754-9385 for questions. You must bring a copy of your 2016-2017 registration for each snowmobile.
STORY TIME AT JEUDEVINE LIBRARY
Story Time at the Jeudevine Memorial Library in Hardwick will feature books about winter on Saturday, December 3, from 9 to 10 a.m. We will read books about the season, sing a song about a snowman, and have a felt board story about mittens. Children can make snowflake stamps to use with paint-on colored papers. There will also be a snack provided. This event is free and open to the public, and is part of the library’s first Saturday story time series during the winter months. For more information, call the library at 472-5948.
PEACHAM CORNER GUILD BAKE SALE
The Peacham Corner Guild will hold a Bake Sale on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bayley Hazen Road in Peacham. Home baked items along with unique handcrafted gifts, small antiques, specialty foods, and ornaments.
OLD-TIME CHRISTMAS BAZAAR AT ST. MARK’S
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport will hold an Old-Time Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, December 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring crafts, Christmas items, baked goods, attic treasures, Christmas café, and more.
BURKLYN ARTS HOLIDAY FAIR
The 46th annual Burklyn Arts Holiday Craft Fair at the Lyndon Town School on Lily Pond Road in Lyndonville will be held Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Juried artists, huge raffle, freshly made food, entertainment, children’s activities, cookie table, and more. For more information, call Linda Palmer at 626-9631.
TWILIGHT PLAYERS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
Lyndon State College’s Twilight Players present their fourth edition of their annual Holiday Spectacular on Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. at LSC’s Alexander Twilight Theater. In lieu of admission, please bring a nonperishable food item or an unwrapped toy. All donations will be given to local charity Neighbors Helping Neighbors. For more information, call 626-3663.
BETTER BONES MEETING IN DERBY
Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, a National Osteoporosis Foundation education and support group, will be meeting on Saturday, December 3, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Community National Bank in Derby. The guest speaker will be Mary Butler, RN, BSN, MS, who will be giving a presentation on time management that will be applicable to all, with or without a diagnosis of osteoporosis. All are welcome to attend this free event. Refreshments provided. Registration is required as seating is limited. To register, visit www.betterbonesnek.org or call Mary King at 535-2011.
WHAG ARTISAN’S CHRISTMAS SHOW
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild’s annual Artisan’s Christmas Show will take place on Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 783 Vance Hill Road in Newport Center. This is a small (at a member’s home) but very fun show of WHAG members’ arts and crafts and holiday treats. 50-50 raffle tickets to benefit the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund and door prize ticket will be drawn at 3:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.woodenhorsearts.com.
MOONLIGHT MADNESS IN BARTON
The 18th annual Moonlight Madness Holiday Shopping Fair at the Barton school gym will be held Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Barton Area Chamber of Commerce. Sellers can register at www.moonlightmadness.info or call 525-0084. Booth space is only $10.
WILD GAME & CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN GREENSBORO
The United Methodist Church in Greensboro Bend will hold a Wild Game and Chicken Pie Supper on Saturday, December 3, starting at 5 p.m. until all are served. Cost is $17 for adults and $8 for children, free for children under five. All you can eat. A bake sale will also be held. For more information, contact Erna Bartlett at 533-2637 or 535-7329, or Doreen Bartlett at 535-7334.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR IN LYNDONVILLE
The 46th annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Lyndon Town School in Lyndonville will be held Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Juried artists, huge raffle, freshly made food, entertainment, children’s activities, cookie table, and more. For more information, contact Linda Palmer at 626-9631.
LADIES’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON IN GREENSBORO
The annual Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon will take place on Saturday, December 3, at noon at the Greensboro United Church of Christ. Enjoy a delicious lunch, some holiday entertainment and a selection of Christmas carols. Childcare is available upon request to Judy Waible, 533-9894 by November 27.
CHRISTMAS TEA & BAZAAR IN BARTON
The Christmas Tea and Bazaar at the Barton United Church will be held Saturday, December 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bake sale, candy, crafts, guest vendors, shoebox raffle, quilt raffle. Tea, punch, and other treats served throughout the afternoon.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
The 12th annual Christmas Celebration at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport will be held Saturday, December 3, starting at 4 p.m. There will be the annual tree lighting and open house, the hand bell choir will perform, cookies and hot chocolate for all, children can make a photo frame ornament and have their picture taken as well as listen to holiday stories. At 6 p.m. Mark Shelton will perform traditional Christmas carols and other seasonal favorites. Free and open to all. For more information, call 334-7902.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
INSURRECTION MASS WITH FUNERAL MARCH FOR A ROTTEN IDEA
The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold an Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea on Sundays, December 4, 11, and 18, at 4 p.m. in the ballroom. Volunteers wanting to participate in the show can arrive at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 525-1271.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT & DECORATING PARTY IN WESTFIELD
The Hitchcock Museum and Library in Westfield invites area children and their families to participate in a Christmas Ornament and Decorating Party on Sundays, December 4 and 11, from noon to 2 p.m. Children will create beautiful handcrafted ornaments to take home and/or to decorate the library Christmas tree. Space is limited so make reservations early by calling 744-8258. Please leave a message if calling after hours. This is a family fun event for all ages!
NORTHSONG CONCERT IN NEWPORT
The 50-member ensemble of Northsong will perform on Sunday, December 4, at the United Church of Newport at 4 p.m. The group is conducted by Anne Hamilton and accompanied by Vivian Spates. Admission is by a suggested donation of $5. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
MEMORY TREE LIGHTING IN GLOVER
The Glover Community Church will display a memory tree again this year in front of the church to benefit the steeple fund. A donation of $5 represents one bulb on the tree in memory of, or in honor of, a loved one. Donations and names should be sent to Paulette Rogers, 518 Perron Hill, Glover, VT 05839. The tree will be lit on Sunday, December 4, at 4:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the lights, some coffee, and fellowship.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
LAKE REGION ANNUAL WINTER CONCERT
Lake Region Union High School presents the annual Winter Concert on Monday, December 5, at 7 p.m. at Lake Region Union High School. The concert will feature the LR concert band, chorus, select chorus, jazz band, and vocal ensembles performing a concert of seasonal favorites. For more information, e-mail [email protected].
FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT
There will be a free CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street in Newport on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, December 5, 8, and 9, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. These classes are being held to prepare people for the CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would like to drive bus. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, please contact the NCLC at 334-2839.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
PAGES IN THE PUB OFFERS FUN NIGHT OUT FOR BOOK LOVERS
The Galaxy Bookshop, Jeudevine Library, and Havana 802 are excited to announce the return of Pages in the Pub, an evening dedicated to talking about books with friends and neighbors while hanging out at a local restaurant. Pages in the Pub will take place Tuesday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Havana 802 in Hardwick. Tickets are $12 per person and include an appetizer and beverage, plus a donation to the Jeudevine Library. For more information, call 472-5533 or e-mail [email protected].
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7
COMMUNITY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION AT ST. MARK’S
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport will hold a Community Holiday Celebration with the NACO Wind Quartet, North Country Brass Quintet, guest artists, candle lighting, and carols on Wednesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation to benefit the Now Playing Newport Music Series. Program available at www.nowplayingnewport.com. Reserve seats in advance by e-mailing [email protected].
CLASSIC FILMS DISCUSSION AT GOODRICH LIBRARY
Stanstead College educator Christopher Planetta will discuss classic films from 50 years ago in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, December 7, at 7 p.m. His talk, “Classic Films of 1966,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 334-7902, or the Vermont Humanities Council at (802) 262-2626, or e-mail [email protected], or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
CAROLING ON THE COMMON IN WESTFIELD
The Town of Westfield invites you to Caroling on the Common on Thursday, December 8, at 6 p.m. on the Westfield Common. There will be a bonfire and hot beverages, doughnuts and visiting with neighbors. Sing Christmas carols while awaiting for Santa Claus! Santa will arrive in his fire truck sleigh, courtesy of the Troy Volunteer Fire Department. He will visit with children and give them a special treat. For more information, contact the town clerk’s office at 744-2484.
BRIGHTON/ISLAND POND COMMUNITY VISIT & RESOURCE DAY
Come out on Thursday, December 8, to join a task force to advance a Brighton recreation program; revitalize and beautify the downtown; support business growth and economic development; and make Brighton an ATV destination on Thursday, December 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 49 Mill Street in Island Pond. Vermont Resources Conservation District (VRCD) will be there with a team of leaders and experts to help each group create an action plan and a list of resources to help each group succeed. For more information, call (802) 225-6091 or e-mail [email protected].
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
QNEK is excited to present its final show of the 24th season, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted by Joe Landry, at the First Universalist Parish Hall in Derby Line on Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served at all performances. Tickets are available by visiting qnek.com, calling the QNEK Box Office at 334-2216, at The MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport, by visiting catamountarts.org, or by calling the Catamount Arts Box Office at (888) 757-5559.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
TERRA MADRE DAY POTLUCK AT STERLING COLLEGE
Sterling College and Slow Food Vermont will be celebrating local food and farming on campus for Terra Madre Day, and they are inviting the community to join them on Saturday, December 10, starting at 4 p.m. in Dunbar Dining Hall where there will be a potluck dinner. Participants are invited to bring a labeled dish to share. Dishes should be labeled for allergens and meat products. For more information, visit www.slowfoodvermont.org.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR AT PAUL’S DANCE HALL
There will be a Holiday Bazaar at Paul’s Dance Hall in Derby on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring over 40 tables of great crafters. Free admission. Look for door prizes! For more information, call Jane at 766-5077.
ADIRONDACK PACK BASKET MAKING WORKSHOP
The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston is hosting an Adirondack Pack Basket Making Workshop on Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Andy Paonessa will provide step-by-step instructions to make a sturdy Brown Ash pack basket, complete with cedar bottoms and skids, as well as canvas straps. Supplies provided. Cost is $175 per person. Registration and $100 deposit required by December 1. Please call NorthWoods for reservations at 723-6551.
CLASSICAL HOLIDAY CONCERT IN GREENSBORO
There will be a Classical Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 10, at the Greensboro United Church of Christ. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.themirror.org, at Catamount Arts, The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick, or by calling 249-8262 and leaving a message.
HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW IN MONTGOMERY
There will be a Holiday Craft Show at the Montgomery Elementary School on Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many items; something for everyone. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Benefits the Montgomery Elementary students.
SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS IN LYNDON
There will be a snowmobile safety class at Lyndon Town School cafeteria on Saturday, December 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. Call 754-9385 to pre-register.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
INSURRECTION MASS WITH FUNERAL MARCH FOR A ROTTEN IDEA
The Bread and Puppet Theater on Route 122 in Glover will hold an Insurrection Mass with Funeral March for a Rotten Idea on Sundays, December 11, and 18, at 4 p.m. Volunteers wanting to participate in the show can arrive at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 525-1271.
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT & DECORATING PARTY IN WESTFIELD
The Hitchcock Museum and Library in Westfield invites area children and their families to participate in a Christmas Ornament and Decorating Party on Sunday, December 11, from noon to 2 p.m. Children will create beautiful handcrafted ornaments to take home and/or to decorate the library Christmas tree. Space is limited so make reservations early by calling 744-8258. Please leave a message if calling after hours. This is a family fun event for all ages!
LOWELL HOLIDAY MARKET
Shop locally for all your gifts at the Lowell Holiday Market on Sunday, December 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lowell Graded School. Find truly unique items from over 20 local vendors selling pottery, jewelry, cutting boards, hand knit items, antiques, maple products, specialty foods, and more. Live music and food. Free and open to all. For more information, call Katherine Sims at 673-7376 or e-mail [email protected].
SUNDAY BRUNCH AT VFW IN MORRISVILLE
The VFW Post 9653 on Pleasant Street in Morrisville will hold a Sunday Brunch on December 11, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under ten. Proceeds benefit the Lamoille County VFW Auxiliary to Post 9653.
SNOWMOBILE SAFETY CLASS IN GLOVER
There will be a snowmobile safety class at the Glover Community School on Saturday, December 17, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. Call 754-9385 to pre-register.
CAMILLA MEAD ARTS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Wooden Horse Arts Guild had announced the Fall Scholarship Round for the Camilla Mead Arts Education Scholarship Fund for ages 16 and older covering literary, visual and performing arts. Applications for scholarships of up to $500 are now being accepted. The round will be closed to applications on November 30. The fund provides cash awards to enable Vermont residents ages 16 and over to enhance their growth and education in the arts. Request an application by writing to Wooden Horse Arts Guild Inc., P.O. Box 502, North Troy, VT 05859.
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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.
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. at the Vermont State Police Barracks in Derby, in the conference room. 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.
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.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
The Diabetes Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of every month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the meeting room at North Country Hospital in Newport. For more information or to confirm your presence, call Barbara Grant at 334-4155.
DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER
The Do Drop In Meal Site at the Newport Center Fire Department on Cross Road is open on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games played before lunch, lunch at noon, bingo played after. For more information or reservations, call 334-6443.
EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
The EAA meets every first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Caledonia County Airport in Lyndonville. All are welcome to attend. All that you need is an interest in aviation. Each meeting begins with a short business session where we discuss the minutes and reports from our chapter’s previous meeting, plus our past and future events. We then move on to something educational, such as aircraft maintenance, safety, members’ projects, or speakers and documentary movies from EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP
Meets on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., at 55 Seymour Lane, in the Community Justice living room. A warm, safe place where women can find support for facing challenges and learn some new strategies for addressing life’s complications and problems. All welcome. No qualifications or criteria.
GAME NIGHT & OPEN OUTDOOR R/C TRACK IN COVENTRY
Small Town Hobbies in Coventry (located behind Poginy’s European Auto Works) holds a game night and open outdoor R/C track racing every Thursday night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Game night is free. Open track is free but donations appreciated. Every Saturday there will be a race on the outdoor R/C track. Free for spectators. For more information, call 334-5302.
GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS
Meets second Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, room 380, in Newport. For more information and to notify of your attendance, contact group leader Angela Blais at Head Start/Early Head Start by leaving a message at 525-3362, extension 201. Dinner provided. Childcare provided upon request.
“GROWING STRONGER” STRENGTH CLASSES FOR 40+
Sponsored by the NEK Council on Aging. Meets at the Church of God on Crawford Road in Derby on Mondays & Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Call Jenny at 748-5182 for more info or visit www.nekcouncil.org.
“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK
Grow Your Own (GYO) gatherings will be held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) in Hardwick from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month and will include a shared meal. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at 472-5940 or e-mail [email protected], or Bethany Dunbar at 472-5362, extension 214, or [email protected].
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.
JAM SESSION IN LOWELL
A Jam Session will be held at the Parish Hall in Lowell every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. Admission by donation. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.
JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE
Located on Cross Road in Jay. Open to all area residents and visitors for free cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking in the winter, and mountain biking, hiking, and walking in the summer. Link to site map at www.jayvt.com and topofvt.com under discover/map. Site maps available locally in Jay and at Jay Town Clerk’s Office. User guidelines: Please leave no trace in this special place. Pack it in, pack it out. Leash your dog, bury dog waste away from trails. Respect other users. No motorized vehicles. No fires of any kind. As this is a big hunting area, it is advisable to wear orange. Enjoy at your own risk!
JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES
RSVP Bone Builders Balance & Strengthening classes are being offered twice a week through RSVP volunteers: at Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and at Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. For more information, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or [email protected].
LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE
Line dancing is held in West Burke at the meal site on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. $3 donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412.
LINE DANCING IN 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 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.
- JOHNSBURY: 115 Lincoln St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819. 748-6040. Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY SINGERS
The Northeast Kingdom Community Singers, the choir based out of the First Universalist Parish of Derby Line, practices every Monday evening in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. The choir often visits nursing homes with special concerts. To join or for more information, call David Harrison at 448-0612 or e-mail [email protected].
OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP
The National Osteoporosis Foundation Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom group meets on the first Saturday of most months, at 1 p.m., in the Community Room at the Community National Bank in Derby (accessed from Crawford Road). Free and open to the public. All welcome. Refreshments. Learn from a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists. To register or for more information, contact Mary King, RN, BSN, at 535-2011 or [email protected], or visit www.BetterBonesNEK.org.
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING
Overeaters Anonymous (OA) offers a 12-step program of recovery for the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of compulsive eating. Derby meeting Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., at Derby Community National Bank training center on Crawford Road (behind the bank). Big Book study meeting follows from 11:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 673-5621.
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.
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 7 to 9 p.m. at Faith Lighthouse Church on Route 105 in Newport (105 Alderbrook). A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience.
TAI CHI CLASS
A Tai Chi Class (Bagua meditation) will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6 to 7 p.m. Call Marc Bourdelle at 525-1234 for locations and more information.
TAI CHI IN BARTON
Leader Brenda Lowther is teaching Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention at the Barton Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation Thai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn, and suitable for every fitness level. For more information, call 525-4400.
TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY
TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Barton Public Library. A fun, informative way to learn how to take off pounds sensibly. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. For further information, call 525-3685.
TOPS MEETING AT ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
TOPS VT #135 Island Pond meets every Monday at Island Pond Public Library. Weigh-ins from 4:30 to 4:45 p.m.; meeting from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. For further information, call Bev at 723-5907 or e-mail [email protected].
VAN SERVICE FROM WESTMORE TO BARTON
Every first and third Tuesday of each month there will be van service from Westmore to Barton. 10:30 a.m. pickup at the old Town Clerk’s office; 1:30 p.m. return trip to Westmore. Free to residents age 60 or older. For more information, call Mary at 525-4128 or the Area Agency on Aging at 334-2190.
VAN SERVICE TO SENIOR MEALS IN BARTON
Every Thursday there is van service to senior meals in Barton. The pickup schedule is as follows: 11:25 a.m., Mountain View Apartments; 11:30 a.m., Congress Court; 11:35 a.m., Monitor Manor; 11:40 a.m., Hillcrest; 11:45 a.m., Memorial Building; 11:50 a.m., Park Street trailer park. For more information, call Brenda Sargent at 525-4400.
Wednesday Poets, 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.
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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., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. (April 1–December 1). 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. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. Job Hunt Helper from CCV is available 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 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.
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: Monday and Tuesday 3–7 p.m., Wednesday 1–5 p.m., Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Find us on Facebook under www.facebook.com/William-H-Lucy-F-Rand-Memorial-Library.
- 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 in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). Closed for the season. 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. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours.
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. 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.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT
Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Showcasing Newport’s forever changing history and landmarks.
MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected].
NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)
56 Church Street in Newport Center. 334-6770. Open from 11 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Mondays. No admission fee.
NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY
194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. On display will be 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. Holiday Hours: Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW through January 6. Buy local, buy handmade. Free gift wrapping!
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 the third Wednesday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. (bring lunch). Quilter’s circle meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists. Kyle Gray: Photographs, on display until December 20.
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.
- JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. The Art Gallery at the Athenaeum contains one of America’s unique collections of 19th century American paintings. Admission fees: $8 for adults; free for age 12 and under, St. Johnsbury residents, and nonresident patrons. Second floor gallery features exhibits by local artists.
THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER
The 99 Gallery and Center on School Street behind 316 Main Street in downtown Newport. Work by Seattle surrealist Donald Peel and Northeast Kingdom artists, free classes, movies and community events. Open most afternoons till 5 p.m. 323-7759.
THE ART HOUSE GALLERY
67 South Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. 586-2200. www.vermontarthouse.org.
THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY
Hardwick Inn, 4 South Main Street, Hardwick. Call 472-9933 for information.
THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Road (Route 16) in Glover (short distance south of Shadow Lake Road). Clare Dolan: 626-4409. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. New Exhibit: “Dust” on display now. Admission by donation. Self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY
240a Dufferin St., Stanstead, Quebec. All are welcome! Hours: Thurs.–Sun. 11 a.m.–6 p.m. www.levieuxforgeron.com
WHITE WATER GALLERY
5 River Street by the bridge, East Hardwick Village. Open Sundays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. or by appointment. Call Watergate at 563-2037. http://whitewatergallery.blogspot.com.
WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)
P.O. Box 502, North Troy 05859. 988-4300. www.woodenhorsearts.com. Wooden Horse Arts Guild is a 501c3 charitable organization composed of artists, crafters, writers, photographers, and musicians who live and work throughout Vermont and beyond. They support and encourage artistic excellence in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Their virtual gallery gives members an individual web page on www.woodenhorsearts.com. To read the news of members and arts around the area, visit http://blog.woodenhorsearts.com and Like them on Facebook.
YE OLD BLACKSMITH ART GALLERY
240 A Dufferin, Stanstead, Quebec. (819) 876-2282. Open Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the heart of Rock Island in the historical Ye Olde Blacksmith overlooking the Tomifobia River. This historical blacksmith shop is now a cozy gallery featuring a variety of works from numerous local artists.