Things To Do in the Northeast Kingdom

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

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3

 

DARTMOUTH PROFESSOR REFLECTS ON CAREER OF E.B. WHITE

Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine will share excerpts of the work of beloved author E.B. White in a talk at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on Wednesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. Her talk, “Celebrating E.B. White,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 748-8291 or 262-2626, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

 

CELEBRATE UCA NIGHT

On Tuesday, February 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the public is invited to celebrate and learn more about United Christian Academy in Newport. Come hear from some of the original founders how this unique collaboration of Roman Catholic and Protestant education grew from Father Rouelle’s original vision for a united school more than 20 years ago. Exciting plans for the future and the school’s new website will be unveiled. Learn how UCA blends academic excellence and Christian values in a loving environment. Light dinner and childcare provided. Please call 334-3112 or e-mail [email protected] to make childcare reservations. UCA is located at 65 School Street in Newport.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

 

TRIVIA NIGHT AT NORTH COUNTRY CAREER CENTER

The North Country Union High School AP U.S. History Class will host a trivia night on Friday, February 5, at 6 p.m. as a fundraiser for their trip to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Washington, DC in April. The event will be held in the North Country Career Center Assembly Room (room 380). The cost is $10 per person or $40 for a team of five. Participants can compete as individuals but are encouraged to compete as a team. There will be great prizes as well as refreshments available. Come support a great cause and have a great time. For more information, contact Tyler Alexander at [email protected] or call 334-7921 extension 3608.

 

DAVID KAYNOR & GEORGE WILSON AT THE MUSIC BOX

David Kaynor and George Wilson will perform at The Music Box on Creek Road in Craftsbury on Friday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. Fiddle, banjo, Irish, Scottish, French Canadian, blues. For more information, visit www.davidkaynor.com or www.georgewilsonmusic.com, or call the Music Box at 586-7533 or www.themusicboxvt.org.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6

 

FIRST MEETING OF FRIENDS OF THE WILLOUGHBY STATE FOREST

The first formal meeting of the newly formed Friends of the Willoughby State Forest will be held on Saturday, February 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Burke Mountain Room at Lyndon State College. The main focus of the meeting will be one of organization, determining the initial purpose and beginning the process of developing a framework for the group’s work. If interested in participating or for more information, contact Jean Haigh at [email protected] or call 586-9637. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. A small, voluntary donation will be collected to defray the room rental cost.

 

AUDITIONS FOR JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Vermont Family Theatre will hold auditions for their upcoming play, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Municipal Building in Orleans. Especially looking for cast members who were in the 1999 version, and who are now adults with children of their own. Auditions for children and women’s adult chorus, and the teen dance chorus will be Saturday, February 6, at 1 p.m. Auditions for the chorus will be fun and easy. Men’s parts and women who want to play a brother should come on Sunday, February 7, at 1 p.m. Please look at the song list available online and have an idea if you want a solo. There is no registration fee, just lots of singing and fun! For more information, call 754-2187 or visit vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com.

 

FUNDRAISER AT GOODRICH LIBRARY

The Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport is back and better than ever, sparkling clean from top to bottom with new displays as well as resuming regular services. Fire insurance covered most of the restoration, but the library is left with the $5,000 deductible payment, so they are holding a fundraiser to help cover the costs on Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public, in hopes that donations will be generous. Activities include a special story time featuring “SkippyJon Jones” and other stories, a variety of crafts for kids at 10 a.m.; music by Nate Sargeant and his guitar at 11 a.m.; a movie viewing of a brand-new movie starring Matt Damon who travels to Mars at 1 p.m.; “Know Your Library Better Challenge” going on all day and a bake sale all day. There will be raffle tickets for Wellness Center memberships, Jay Peak PumpHouse tickets for four, greens fees at Orleans Country Club, and more. For more information, visit www.goodrichlibrary.org.

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERING IN HARDWICK

Grow Your Own will host a gathering in Hardwick on Saturday, February 6, where each participant will cut up a whole chicken in order to make many meals out of it. Participants will take home the parts and everyone will share a meal. Gatherings are free and open to the public, and children are welcome, but RSVP is mandatory as space is limited. Held at the Center for an Agricultural Economy in Hardwick. To RSVP, call Ruby Dale-Brown at 472-5940 by February 3. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

CRAFT & BOOK GROUP AT GALAXY BOOKSHOP

“Stories & Stitches” Book Group will meet at The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick on the first and third Saturdays of February and March (Feb. 6, 20, March 5, 19) at 3 p.m. This is “grown-up story time” and each week will feature a short story, essay, or excerpt from a longer work read aloud. Listeners may come to one or all of the meetings and are encouraged (but not required) to bring along a handcraft project to work on during the reading. Light refreshments provided. For more information, call 472-5533 or e-mail [email protected].

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom is pleased to welcome Jenny Patoine as their guest speaker on Saturday, February 6, at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of Community National Bank in Derby. Jenny is the Nutrition Wellness Coordinator for the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and will be presenting a free seminar on falls prevention entitled, “A Matter of Balance.” All are welcome to attend. Refreshments are provided. Registration is required. To register, please visit www.betterbonesnek.org or contact Mary King at 535-2011.

 

LAKE REGION YOUTH BASEBALL SIGN-UP NOTICE

2016 registration for youth baseball and softball season will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, in the lobby at Lake Region Union High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day for boys and girls ages five to 16 residing in the OCSU school district. Registration forms will be delivered to OCSU schools prior to February 7 and will be available at the time of sign-ups. Parents of new players need to bring a copy of their child’s birth certificate. Adults interested in being coaches or umpires, inquire at sign-ups, or notify your town representative, or contact league president Pat Thompson at 393-2210.

 

SEYMOUR LAKE ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT

The Derby Line Firemen’s Association will sponsor the Seymour Lake Ice Fishing Tournament on Saturday, February 6, starting at 12:01 a.m. and ending on Sunday, February 7, at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $10, with a youth category (ages 15 and under) for $5. Heaviest fish in each category split half of total. For more information, contact Rob Joyal at 873-3414. There will be a raffle for ice fishing equipment; tickets are $5 each or five for $20.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7

 

FREE SCRAPBOOK AND VALENTINE CARD MAKING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS

There will be a free scrapbook and Valentine card making workshop for kids (parents/grandparents, too!) at the Hitchcock Museum and Library in Westfield from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, February 7. Join Librarian Marylee Daigle for some crafty fun and make a beautiful scrapbook entitled “All About Me” and/or create one-of-a-kind homemade Valentine’s Day cards for your friends and family. Call 744-8258 to make a reservation.

 

AUDITIONS FOR ON GOLDEN POND IN ST. JOHNSBURY

St. Johnsbury Players will hold auditions for their spring production of On Golden Pond on February 7 and 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium. The production will begin rehearsals shortly after auditions and the show will be performed the last two weekends in April. There are six roles available for the various characters. For more information, contact director Jan Clausing at 467-3043.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8

 

NO EVENTS SUBMITTED.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN ST. JOHNSBURY

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Catamount Arts on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

WINFRED REMBERT: ALL ME AT CATAMOUNT ARTS

Catamount Arts on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury is pleased to present a free screening of the documentary film Wilfred Rembert: All Me in conjunction with the exhibition in its main gallery Winfred Rembert: An Artful Response. Screening will be held Tuesday, February 9, at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.catamounarts.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

 

DANCING FOR FUN AND HEALTH IN COVENTRY

Exercise and have fun at the same time all in 12 lessons on Wednesday nights starting February 10. Couples and singles welcome. First two nights free! Held at the Coventry Town Hall from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights. Cost is $4 per person. New experimental dance system called “Club Level 50.” Squares, Swing, Waltz, etc. America’s folk dance brought into the 21st century. Sponsored by the North Country Swingers Square Dance Club. For more information, call Ray at 233-0648.

 

VETERAN JOURNALISTS EXAMINE TODAY’S NEWS SCENE

Veteran journalists Cynthia Skrzycki and Pulitzer Prize winner David Shribman will take a critical look at the state of news today in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on Wednesday, February 10, at 7 p.m. Their talk, “Confused by the News?” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 334-7902 or 262-2626, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

 

SUNCOMMON SOLAR ARRAY IN ALBANY INFORMATIONAL MEETING

SunCommon is building a new community solar array in Albany. Residents of Albany, Lowell, and Irasburg get the first opportunity to become members of this solar array before residents of other towns. They are invited to an informational meeting to learn more about how to become a member and save 7% annually on their electric bills. Meeting will be held at the Albany Community School on Wednesday, February 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact [email protected] or call 882-8620.

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11

 

HOW TO HAVE “THE TALK” ABOUT DEMENTIA

Pam Smith of the NEK Council on Aging’s Family Caregiver Support Group will lead a workshop and provide one-on-one coaching for those in need of support while they care for a loved one who has dementia on Thursday, February 11, at 4 p.m. in the Assembly Room of the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Free of charge. Participants will learn helpful tips for having honest and caring conversations about dementia with affected family members, including how to discuss seeing a doctor, when to stop driving, and how to make legal and financial plans. Pre-registration is required. Please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 or Pam Smith at 1-800-642-5119 for more information and to register.

 

“COOKING THE FISH” 5-WEEK MINI COOKING COURSE IN NEWPORT

A five-week mini cooking course called “Cooking The Fish” will be held in the parish house at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Second Street in Newport every Thursday starting February 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are feeling frustrated and could use some help with cooking and making your dollar stretch, then this course is for you. Free to limited income families and people in need of assistance. To register or for more information, call 334-5171. Students eat lunch and receive food to use at home at every class. Some restrictions apply and daycare is not provided.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN NEWPORT

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Friday, February 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the United Church of Newport located on Third Street. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13

 

BOTTLE DRIVE IN BROWNINGTON

The Brownington Central School eighth grade class is having a bottle drive on Saturday, February 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Students will be out canvassing community members for the donations of their returnable bottles and cans. The money raised will go towards their end-of-year class trip. For pickup of bottles and cans, please call 754-8467, extension 113, and leave a message.

 

BLOOD DRIVE IN ST. JOHNSBURY

The American Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive on Saturday, February 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Green Mountain Mall in St. Johnsbury. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org.

 

POKER RUN IN LYNDONVILLE

The Lyndon SnoCruisers will hold a Poker Run on Saturday, February 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stops include EveryBuddy’s Casual Dining, LynBurke Motel, Nick’s Gas ’n’ Go, Wheelock Store, Mike’s Gas & Redemption, The Gap Pub & Grill (formerly Robin’s Roost), The Pond’s Edge, Lakefront Express Mart, The Roost, NEK Country Store, Burke Publick House, and East Burke Market. Cost is $5 per hand played. Start at any stop and turn the completed hand in at the fifth stop or play the sixth card option and turn the hand in. Prizes awarded at EveryBuddy’s Casual Dining at 7:30 p.m. $400 cash first prize and 12 places in $1,000 of prizes.  Whether by snow or car or other, the event will be held regardless. The club and all the businesses need your support!

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14

 

JCH-DUO BENEFIT CONCERT IN ORLEANS

JCH-Duo (Jim Cross and Christine Sykes Harmonies) will be hosting a benefit concert for the American Heart Association on Sunday, February 14, at 2:30 p.m. in the Orleans Municipal Building. They have been performing together since 1997. They will entertain with beautiful ballads and comic songs that are sure to please. For more information, call Christine at 822-5182 or Jim at 723-6173.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY COMMUNITY LUNCHEON IN WEST GLOVER

There will be a Valentine’s Day Community Luncheon on Sunday, February 14, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the West Glover Church Fellowship Hall. Meal includes chicken and biscuits, stuffing, peas and carrots, cranberry sauce, tossed salad, brownies, ice cream and hot fudge sauce. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Everyone is welcome. If you have old pictures of West Glover Church activities to share, please bring them.

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

FREE TAX RETURNS PREPARED FOR QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS

It’s tax time! Free tax returns will be prepared for taxpayers with low to moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older, every Wednesday beginning February 10, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport. Call Chris at 802-279-0442 for an appointment. Taxes prepared every Friday in Derby at the Dailey Memorial Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. beginning February 12. Call the library at 766-5063 for an appointment.

 

BENEFIT DINNER, DANCE & SILENT AUCTION AT EASTSIDE

Flower Power Dinner-Dance by the Lake is a fundraiser for Project Cuddle, a nonprofit providing safe and legal alternatives to baby abandonment. This event is being held at the East Side Restaurant in Newport on Saturday, February 20, starting at 6 p.m. The evening will include a full course dinner, dinner music provided by Gene McCormick, dance music provided by Soul Kingdom. ’60s-’70s style clothing is encouraged but not required. The $50 cost includes tax, tip and a portion of the cost is tax deductible. For more information, visit www.projectcuddle.org or contact Irene at 802-673-8290.

 

COLLECTORS’ FAIR REGISTRATION

Packrats unite! The fifteenth annual Collectors’ Fair, organized by the Old Stone House Museum, will be held Sunday, February 21, at the Orleans Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free to both collectors and the public. To exhibit your collection and reserve a table or for more information, please call the museum at 754-2022. Kids welcome to exhibit!

 

FREE CDL CLASS IN NEWPORT

There will be a free CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) class at the Newport Community Learning Center on Main Street on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, February 23, 24, and 25, 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 as well. All background and other necessary information to pass the learner’s permit is provided. For information and to register, please contact the Newport Community Learning Center at 334-2839.

 

NEK ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT

The 12th annual Northeast Kingdom Ice Fishing Tournament will be held February 25 through 28 on most lakes and ponds throughout the Northeast Kingdom. For more information and to pre-register, call Wright’s Sport Shop in Newport at 334-6115, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.wrightssports.com. Partial proceeds donated to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation.

 

INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER AT LAKE REGION

Lake Region Union High School will host a Kick it for “Carr” Indoor Soccer Tournament fundraiser on Friday, March 11, at 6 p.m. Sign up as a team for $30 or individual for $3. Teams are 14 years and younger 8-10 players, and 15 years and older 16-18 players. (15 years and up teams are two players in one position with center legs tied together.) Spectators can buy tickets for $5 for adults, $3 for students, or $15 for a family of four. Concessions on sale and there will be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds to support Ms. Carr’s courageous battle with cancer. Tickets available at LRUHS. For more information or to sign up or buy tickets, call 754-2500, extension 311.

 

LEPRECHAUN SCAMPER WALK/RUN IN JAY

The third annual Leprechaun Scamper Walk/Run in Jay will be held on Sunday, March 13, for all ages. Register at 1:30 p.m. at the Jay Town Hall. Race starts at 2 p.m. at the town hall and ends at the town hall. Entry cost is $5 per person, family rate $15. Benefits Jay Community Recreational Centre. Meet after race at Jay Village Inn for a bit of green cheer and fun. Registration release form at www.jayvt.com or sign up on day of race. A Jay Focus Group 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable event.

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER TRIP TO QUEBEC CITY/ISLAND

The Barton Senior Center will sponsor a trip to Quebec City and the Island of Courdes, Charlevoix Region of Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, June 11, through Thursday, June 16. Trip includes motorcoach, five nights lodging with three nights on Island of Courdes, a visit to Montmorency Falls, tours of Quebec City and an add-on whale watch on the Bay St. Catherine are all included for a fee of $714. Call 525-4400 for more information. First deposit is due now with final payment due on April 4.

 

JAY FOCUS GROUP COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

The Jay Focus Group, a 501 (c) 3 Non Profit, announces the 2016 Jay Focus Group Community Service Scholarship open to an Orleans County high school senior to assist with continued educational costs. One $500 scholarship will be offered per calendar year and requires previous community service involvementApplicants must attach one reference regarding community involvement/service (not a family member) along with application, and confirmation of acceptance to a continued education school. Application deadline May 1, 2016. Winner announced May 15, 2016. Application available online at www.jayvt.com or at Jay Town Hall during regular business hours. E-mail jayfocusgp@gmail  or call Kathy 988-1115 for more information.

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

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

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OF VERMONT

Caregivers support group every fourth Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at North Country Hospital, 2nd floor waiting room (Room 221). For those dealing with family members or friends diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other related dementia. Informal gathering. All welcome. For further information, call (800) 272-3900 or e-mail [email protected].

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

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

 

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

American Contract Bridge League, pair games, every Monday at 12:30 p.m. at the Barton Senior Center common room (located across from the Irving Gas Station), directed by Arthur Aiken, 525-4617. Also at Holbrook Bay Commons Club House in Newport every Thursday at 1 p.m., directed by Eric McCann, 988-4773. Both games are open, and a partner will be provided if you don’t have one. $3 fee per person. Rubber Bridge Game at the Gateway Center in Newport on the second Thursday of every month at 1 p.m. Must arrive as a complete table and at least one of the four must be a Community Bank customer. Bridge Learning Group meets at the Goodridge Memorial Library in Newport every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon. All welcome. No fee. For more information on Bridge games in the area, e-mail [email protected].

 

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.

 

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.

 

CRIBBAGE IN WEST BURKE

Cribbage will be played every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community building next to the Town Office on School Street in West Burke. Contact the Senior Meal Site for more information, 467-3423.

 

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. Topics for 2015 include: leftovers and efficiency in using food; container gardening; wild edibles; barbecue block party; home composting; making pickles and jam; holiday treats and holiday planning; medicinal kitchen; and bulk foods and shopping healthier to save money. For more information and to reserve a spot, contact Ms. Dale-Brown at 472-5940 or e-mail [email protected], or Bethany Dunbar at 472-5362, extension 214, or [email protected]

 

HIV TESTING CLINIC IN NEWPORT

Held every third Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Department of Health in Emory Hebard State Office Building at 100 Main Street, Suite 220, in Newport. Free, anonymous, no needles, oral test, includes short talk session. Walk in or call for an appointment at 334-4386.

 

JAM SESSION IN LOWELL

A Jam Session will be held at the Parish Hall in Lowell every third Sunday of the month, from 1 to 4 p.m. Anyone with musical or singing talent is invited to attend. Admission by donation. For further information, call John and Sandy Vear at 635-2596.

 

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE

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

 

JAY/WESTFIELD RSVP BONE BUILDER CLASSES

RSVP Bone Builders Balance & Strengthening classes are being offered twice a week through RSVP volunteers: at Jay Community Center on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and at Westfield Community Center on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. These are free exercise classes to prevent or reverse osteoporosis. Weights provided. For more information, contact Teresa at (617) 413-3898 or [email protected].

 

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WESTFIELD

Line dancing will be held at the Westfield Community Center on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. No partner needed and no level of experience required. $5 per person. For information, call Pat Sanders at 988-4193 or Connie LaPlume at 744-2484.

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

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

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IN DERBY LINE

Newport Area Community Orchestra will hold regular rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. If interested, visit www.newportareacommunityorchestra.org/ or call 766-3021.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

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

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

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

 

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 IN BARTON

Play World, sponsored by Building Bright Futures and NEKCA Barton Early Head Start Playgroup, will be held Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the COFEC building in Barton. For more information, call 525-6253.

 

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 Souper Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. on the last Tuesday of every month. All are welcome.

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

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.

 

TAI CHI IN GLOVER

Tai Chi with instructor George Mckenzie is held Thursdays starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Sponsored by GREC. For more information, visit www.grecreation.org.

 

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” WEEKLY WRITING WORKSHOP

“Wednesday Poets,” a weekly writing workshop for beginners and veteran writers, will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Barton Public Library. Refreshments provided. For more information, call Adrien Helm at 525-3740.

 

LIBRARY ACTIVITIES

 

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ALBANY TOWN LIBRARY

Located on Route 14 in the back of Albany Town Hall on Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, noon–4:30 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.; Thursday, noon–4:30 p.m. For more information, call 755-6107.

 

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

                100 Church Street, Barton. Open Mondays from 1-7 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-7 p.m., Fridays from 1-7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. “Wednesday Poets,” a weekly writing workshop for beginner and veteran writers, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with refreshments. For further information, please call the library at 525-6524.

 

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, call the library at 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org

 

CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

202 Main Street, Newport. 334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Board of Trustees meetings: Meetings quarterly; call for dates. Book discussion groups: Third Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. Preschool story hour: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Chess Club: First and third Wednesdays of each month at 3:30 p.m.

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 533-2531. [email protected], www.greensborofreelibrary.org Librarian Mary Metcalf. Winter hours: Sunday 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; Tuesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Thursday & Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For children: Story Hour at Four Seasons of Learning Center, Fridays at 10 a.m. Storytime for ages 0-6 every Thursday at 10 a.m., and for ages 6-12 every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Wonder & Wisdom on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Currently showing in the gallery are print impressions by Phillip Robertson.

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. 873-3022, extension 201. www.haskellopera.com. Find them on Facebook. Librarian Nancy Rumery. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Toddler Time: Thursdays & Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Book Club: second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Purl Jam: A group for knitters meets at 6:30 p.m. the 4th Tuesday of the month.

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

                Route 100, Westfield. 744-8258. Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1– 5 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Stop by and check out the new CLiF children’s book collection!

 

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. Story Time – first Saturdays through May at 10 a.m.

There are lots of things happening for kids of all ages at the Jeudevine Library during the month of February. For preschoolers, Music and Movement, Mondays at 10 a.m., led by Hardwick musician Emily Lanxner.  First and third Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Teen Book Club, I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak: Pick up your copy at the library!  Saturday, February 6, at 10 a.m., Story Time at the Jeudevine with Joyce Mandeville.  Saturday, February 6, at 2 p.m., origami get-together led  Paul Fixx. All abilities and ages welcome though children under ten should be accompanied by an adult. Saturday, February 20, at 2 p.m., Toy Story movie marathon and pizza. Thursday, February 25, at 10 a.m., naturalist Kurt Valenta who will teach kids about animal tracks and tracking! All programs are free and open to the public. For more information please call the library at 472-5948.

 

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.

 

RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY

160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Open Monday 5 to 8 p.m., closed Tuesday, open Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 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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ARTFUL EYE

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

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

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

 

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. Paintings by Glover resident Liz Nelson on view in the Rankin Gallery at Catamount Arts through March 6.

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM

For information, call 723-4833. Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston.

 

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.

 

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. Call for hours. 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. Winter hours: Tuesday 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. Fall exhibits featuring the before and after of the demolition on Main Street in Newport.

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected].

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

194 Main Street, Newport. 334-2626. Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

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

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

Parker Pie Co., West Glover Village. 525-3366. www.parkerpie.com. Photos by Cindy Smith on display until February 22.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton exhibits artwork by local artists. Changes monthly. Open every day until 2:30 except Tuesdays.

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

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

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

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

 

THE 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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