Kingdom Calendar of Events

**A NOTE ABOUT EVENTS: Please note that we only print events that are free, a benefit, or nonprofit. Events run as space allows, and priority is given to events in Orleans County. We reserve the right to omit events, especially events that run weekly, if needed. Deadline for event submissions is Monday at noon. Thank you! Events are also listed online at www.bartonchronicle.com/events.

 

WEDNESDAY, 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

 

ANNUAL COOKIE FARE IN NEWPORT

The United Church of Newport will hold its annual Cookie Fare on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by the Friendship Circle. Hundreds of festive, delicious homemade cookies.

 

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IN ISLAND POND

The Island Pond Christmas Celebration on Saturday, December 10, at 4 p.m. will include the decorating and lighting of a Christmas tree in the pavilion, games and carol singing, free hot chocolate and cookies. It will continue with the live, interactive nativity, “A Night in Bethlehem,” presented again this year by Green Mountain Bible Church with shows at 5 and 6 p.m. Bring an ornament from your personal collection to decorate the village tree!

 

ART HOUSE HOLIDAY MARKET

The Art House’s fifth annual Holiday Market will take place on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Craftsbury Academy gym. Open to the public and offers local art and produce from over 35 vendors, handmade crafts, lunch options, live music, a localvore lottery, and a children’s table to entertain kids. Money raised will benefit the art programs offered by The Art House. For more information, visit www.vermontarthouse.org or e-mail Ceilidh Kane at [email protected].

 

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

 

SANTA IN WEST BURKE

Santa will be at Mike’s Gas on Route 5 in West Burke on Sunday, December 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are invited for cookies, cocoa, presents for all the kids and wagon rides. The event is free, but folks are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to be donated to the local food shelf. Santa’s visit is sponsored by the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit www.burkevermont.com or call 626-4124.

 

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.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

 

CONSUMING KIDS: THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF CHILDHOOD

There will be a free documentary screening of Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood on Monday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m. at The 99 Gallery (Carriage House behind 316 Main Street) in Newport. Light refreshments will be served. Discussion follows screening. For more information, call NEKLS at 334-7506 or e-mail [email protected].

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13

 

COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS ANNUAL CANDLE LIGHTING IN ORLEANS

The Northeast Kingdom Chapter of The Compassionate Friends Annual Candle Lighting will be held on Tuesday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Federated Church on School Street in Orleans. The loss of a child is the worst loss a parent can endure. All families are welcome. Bring a photo of your child to place on the table, share a song, a poem or special saying, to help with the pain of losing your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter. A candle will be lit to honor them. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Fran Smith at 487-9055 or Bev Gage at 754-2085.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14

 

RUG HOOKING GROUP IN TROY

People who hook rugs, or who want to learn the traditional craft, are invited to gather on “Second Wednesdays” of the month at the Vermont Quilter’s Schoolhouse, 6529 Route 100 in Troy. The group will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning December 14. For details or more information, call Carolyn Buttolph at (802) 888-8432 or 730-3559. An open sewing circle also meets at the schoolhouse on Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To learn about the sewing group or quilting classes, call Tina de la Bruere at (802) 744-4023.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

 

HAM BINGO IN GLOVER

There will be a Ham Bingo on Thursday, December 15, at the Glover Volunteer Fire Department at 7 p.m. Cards are $1 for one or $5 for six. Refreshments will be available (hot dogs, baked goods, popcorn, and drinks).

 

ISLAND POND CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

Join NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston as they participate in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Thursday, December 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Potluck will follow. For more information or to sign up, call 723-6551 or e-mail [email protected]. For more information on the Audubon Bird Count, visit www.audubon.org.

 

IRASBURG SENIOR MEAL

The Irasburg United Church’s senior meal for December will be on Thursday, December 15, and will feature a full turkey dinner.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

 

CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE AT AGAPE MINISTRIES

Come and celebrate Christmas at Agape Ministries’ Annual Chirstmas Open House on Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. There are over 300 villages, snowmen, lights, and eight Christmas trees. There will be cookies and refreshments to enjoy as well. This is free to the community. Agape Ministries is located at 3214 Creek Road in Irasburg. For more information, call 755-9999.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

 

CAROL SING & COOKIE SWAP IN WEST GLOVER

There will be a carol sing in the sanctuary of the West Glover Church on Saturday, December 17, at 3 p.m. followed by a cookie swap downstairs in the fellowship hall at 4 p.m. Bring cookies with copies of the recipe to share. The Glover Ambulance will be giving kids a ride down to the firehouse to see Santa after. Everyone is welcome.

 

SANTA IN GLOVER

Come to the Glover Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, December 17, at 6 p.m. and ride on the fire truck with Santa! There will be caroling, hot chocolate, games and more.

 

BORDER BOARD GAMES

Come and play a whole new variety of board games on Saturday, December 17, at 5 p.m. at the Derby Line Village Hall. We play games like the Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, or Dominion. We gladly teach newcomers all our games. We are a friendly group of geeks who love sci-fi, fantasy, comics, anime, and games! Find us on Facebook under Border Board Games or call 873-3028 or e-mail [email protected].

 

MICHAEL ARNOWITT & JOHN LAROUCHE AT THE MUSIC BOX

Michael Arnowitt and John LaRouche will perform at The Music Box in Craftsbury on Saturday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. Jazz piano and harmonica. For more information, call 586-7533 or visit www.themusicboxvt.org.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

 

REIKI SHARE FOR ALL REIKI PRACTITIONERS IN DERBY

Reiki Share for all Reiki practitioners (any level, any lineage) will be held at the Healing from the Heart studio at 3156 U.S. Route 5 in Derby from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 18. There will be a short time of meditation followed by Reiki share for all participants. This is a great time to get to know other area practitioners, share ideas, network, as well as give and receive Reiki. Suggested donation is $10 per participant. Reiki shares will be held on a monthly basis. For more information, call (802) 323-7032 or e-mail [email protected].

 

BREAKFAST BUFFET AT AMERICAN LEGION IN ORLEANS

The Orleans American Legion Post 23 will sponsor a breakfast buffet on Sunday, December 18, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The public is invited and there is a small fee. For more information, call 754-6540 or visit www.orleansvermontpost23.org for information and directions. Breakfast buffets are held the third Sunday of every month through May.

 

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 Sunday, December 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.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

HOLLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH MEMORY TREE

The Holland Community Church will display a Memory Tree again this year in front of the church. The memory tree benefits the church building fund. A donation will represent the lighting of a bulb in memory of a loved one or a friend. A reading of the names will take place at the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at the church. Donation cards will be placed at the Holland Town Clerk’s Office, at the church, or mail to the home of Anna Whitelaw, 242 Holland Pond, Derby Line, VT 05830, or call 895-5319.

 

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.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

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

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS ORLEANS VOLUNTEER DISASTER ACTION TEAM MEETINGS

The American Red Cross Orleans Volunteer Disaster Action Team (DAT) meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. 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.

 

BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MONTHLY JAM SESSIONS

The Bobbin Mill Players will hold monthly jam sessions every Wednesday morning from 8 to 11 a.m. at St. Ignatius Church Hall in Lowell. Schedule: First Friday at Lowell Fire Station from 6:30 to 10 p.m.; Second Sunday at Glover Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m.; Third Friday at Charleston Elementary School from 6 to 9 p.m.; Third Sunday at Lowell Church Hall from 1 to 4 p.m.; Fourth Friday at the Derby Line Town Hall from 6:30 to 10 p.m.; and the Fifth Friday at Barton Memorial Building from 7 to 10 p.m. Please note that Lowell and Derby Line jams in January, February, and March change to Sunday afternoons due to cold weather. For more information, call Millie at 334-2598.

 

BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS

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

 

BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT

BARTON: Meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Barton Chambers Apartments. Come with a partner.

NEWPORT: Meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the Gateway Center. Everyone must come with a partner. Learner’s Group continues Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the library in Newport, and all are welcome to drop in. For more information, contact Pat Hunt at [email protected].

 

CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES

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

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

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

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

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.

 

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.

  1. 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

Wednesday Poets, a poetry writing workshop, will continue for its fourth season at 6:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library on Wednesdays. Weekly sessions run until 8:30 p.m. This workshop features writing and sharing (or not) in a relaxed and supportive space. Veteran and beginning poets make up the group; no prior experience is required. Materials and refreshments provided. For more information, call Adrien Helm at 525-3740.

 

WESTFIELD COMMUNITY MEAL SITE

Every Thursday at noon at the Westfield Community Center (North Hill Road/School St.). Suggested donation $4 with the 2nd Thursday of the month free. Free RSVP Bone Builders Balancing and Strengthening Class meets weekly before the meal from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Following lunch, join the fun and play Bingo! Sponsored by the Troy and Area Lions Club. For more information, call 744-2484.

 

Wii BOWLING IN WEST BURKE

Wii Bowling is held in West Burke at the The Meal Site on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. By donation. For more information, call Therese Stone at 525-3412 or 467-3423.

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Family Movie Night: Third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting: Last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting monthly, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Book discussion group held third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Chess Club meetings held each Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Job Hunt Helper from CCV is available Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m., and Fridays from 4 to 6 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.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

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

 

ARTFUL EYE

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

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

One of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. 753 Heights Rd. (Route 122), Glover (off Route 16 and I-91 S, exits 24/25). 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, open late spring through fall. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours year-round.

 

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM

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

 

GLOVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

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

 

GRACE GALLERY

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

 

GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

 

LOOKING GLASS MUSEUM AT CLAN OF THE HAWK

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

 

MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS

158 Main Street, Newport. 334-1966. Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 45 Vermont visual artists and handcrafters offer their work in the 2,000+ square foot gallery. MAC Center for the Arts also offers special events, exhibits, musical performances, and classes/workshops for adults and children. Visit www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com.

 

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

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

 

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

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

 

PLEASANT VALLEY ART GALLERY

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

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

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

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

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

 

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.

 

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