Kingdom Calendar of Events

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

 

BUTTERFLY PRESENTATION IN ORLEANS

On Wednesday, July 26, at 1 p.m., Jerry Schneider, “The Butterfly Guy,” will be at Jones Memorial Library in Orleans presenting a slideshow on butterflies, teaching the difference between moths and butterflies, and sharing interesting facts. After the presentation, participants will go outside to decorate T-shirts with spray paint. Bring a plain white T-shirt or buy one at the library for $4. This free program is for children ages five and up (younger siblings always welcome). For more information, call the library at 754-6660.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 27

SUMMER FORESTRY SERIES IN CRAFTSBURY

The Craftsbury Outdoor Center will hold a Summer Forestry Series: Wildlife and Changing Forests in Northern Vermont, on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m., free of charge. The Craftsbury Outdoor Center is located at 500 Lost Nation Road, Craftsbury Common.

 

COLLECTIVE GOODS SALE AT NCH

The North Country Hospital Auxiliary will host a one-day Collective Goods Sale on Thursday, July 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room. This is open to the public and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Auxiliary. The sale includes books, electronics, home goods, kids’ gifts, and more.

 

DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON CONCERT IN GREENSBORO

Dana and Sue Robinson will perform in concert at the Greensboro Barn, 419 Country Club Road, Greensboro, on Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Suggested donation is $10-$20. Potluck and BYOB. For more information, call 533-9281 or e-mail [email protected].

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS IN HARDWICK

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will perform on Thursday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hardwick Town House with pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Single admission is $25, students $10, children 12 and under free. Reception following to meet the artists. Free children’s concerts at 2 p.m. (check for location). For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org or call 1-800-639-3443.

 

THE ZOOKEEPERS BAND IN WESTFIELD

The Westfield Concert Series presents The Zookeepers band (indie folky/punk), performing Thursday, July 27, at 7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Westfield, following a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Suggested donation is $10 with all proceeds helping church restoration efforts.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 28

 

4th FRIDAY MUSIC JAM IN DERBY LINE

The 4th Friday Music Jam will be held on Friday, July 28, at the Derby Line Village Hall from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission by donation. All levels of musicians and singers welcome. Free refreshments.. For more information, call 766-2730. Benefits music, auto tech, and welding scholarships for students from NCUHS and LRUHS.

 

SUICIDE & ADDICTION AWARENESS EVENT IN LYNDONVILLE

On July 28 through 30, Nurturing Tranqulity will be offering a suicide and addiction awareness event at the Caledonia County Fairgrounds in Lyndonville. There will be speakers and testimonials, musical programming from faith-based artists, children and teen programming, workshops, a prayer/healing tent, rehabilitation services information, and much more. For more information, visit Nurturing Tranquility on Facebook or at nurturingtranquility.com.

 

PARISH TAG SALE IN TROY

There will be a Parish Tag Sale at Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Troy on Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sale includes furniture, books, toys, some new items, and more. All proceeds benefit the Parish Building’s Maintenance Fund. Call 744-0091 for more information.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE IN ISLAND POND

Friday Night Live takes place at Lakeside Park Pavilion in downtown Island Pond from 6 to 10 p.m. and features a different band each week. On Friday, July 28, the band will be The Party Crashers, sponsored by Bourne’s Energy.

 

“THE GATES OF UNFINISHED LIFE” AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater will present “The Gates of Unfinished Life” in the Paper Maché Cathedral on Friday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm located on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 29

 

CELEBRATE THE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL IN CRAFTSBURY

The second annual Vermont Celebrate the Blueberry Festival, a free, family-friendly blueberry festival in Craftsbury Common, will be held during the Craftsbury Farmers’ Market on Saturday, July 29, on Craftsbury Common from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit craftsburyfarmersmarket.com/celebrate-the-blueberry-vermont-blueberry-festival/.

 

100 YEARS OF GLOVER WEDDINGS

The Glover Historical Society invites the public to an exhibit of 100 Years of Glover Weddings on Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. The exhibit features gowns, photos, and all sorts of wedding memorabilia. No RSVP required. Casual dress. Free of charge. Light refreshments served.

 

WILLOUGHBY LAKE PAINT OUT

The third annual Willoughby Lake Paint Out will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 29 and 30, at the WilloughVale Inn in Westmore. Join artists to paint the beautiful settings of Westmore, Willoughby Lake, and the surrounding hills and forests. Completed works will be judged and prizes awarded. For more information and registration, call Pam Kennedy at 525-9725 or e-mail [email protected].

 

AQUAFEST IN NEWPORT

Aquafest 2017 takes place on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Lake Memphremagog in Newport. For more information and a list of events and times, visit www.vtnorthcountry.org.

 

KINGDOM SWIM IN NEWPORT

Kingdom Games presents the Kingdom Swim on Saturday, July 29, on Lake Memphremagog in Newport. 25K Border Buster, 10 mile, 10K, 5K, and one mile courses plus quarter mile and 100 yard courses just for kids. www.kingdomgames.co

 

CRAFTS OF THE LAKE REGION IN BARTON

The seventh annual Crafts of the Lake Region will be held Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Barton Academy and Graded School in Barton, featuring artisan crafts made in the Northeast Kingdom. Live music. Benefits the Barton Public Library.

 

GLOVER DAY

Glover Day is Saturday, July 29, and offers something for everyone. Runaway Pond Road Race (Run Chamberlin Run) is a race where participants choose to run or walk the 5.5 mile (9:30 a.m.), 5K (9:30 a.m.), or 2K (10:30 a.m.) for children. Registration for races start at 7:30 a.m. Pre-register at grecreation.org and save $5. Taking place on the town square: Bread & Puppet Theater performs at 10:45 a.m.; live old-time music from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; duck regatta down the river at noon; family fun and games with face painting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., food and drinks sold by Glover Fire Department starting at 10 a.m. Horseshoe tournament with registration starting at 1 p.m. Glover Public Library will have books for sale. Registration forms for races and horseshoe tournament available at Currier’s Market in Glover. For more information, visit www.townofglover.com/recreation.

 

CRUISE NIGHT AT WAYNE’S SNACK BAR

Cars of Yesteryear will hold a cruise night on Saturday, July 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wayne’s Snack Bar on Route 105 in Newport Center. More information at www.carsofyesteryear.org.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 30

 

SPAGHETTI SUPPER & DESSERT AUCTION IN WEST CHARLESTON

The West Charleston Free Will Baptist Church will be having a spaghetti supper and dessert auction on Sunday, July 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person or $10 per couple/family. All proceeds will benefit the church’s vacation Bible school and children’s programs. For more information, contact Pastor Scott at 755-9999 or 587-5250.

 

CHICKEN BARBECUE IN WEST GLOVER

The annual chicken barbecue will be held Sunday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Glover Congregational Church. Dinner includes half chicken, salad, roll, beverage and pie for dessert. Takeout dinners available. Cost for dinner $12 each. For more information, contact Ed or Sarah Stevens at 525-6290.

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY HOME TOUR IN WEST GLOVER

The Glover Energy Committee is hosting an Open House tour at 36 Buchanan Place in West Glover (off County Road) on Sunday, July 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. This home has solar panels, a hot water heat pump, air to air heat pump, double walled foot thick construction, and 18 inches of roof insulation. Refreshments will be served and contractors will be available for your questions. Please contact Sara Gluckman at 525-3188 with any questions.

 

“THE DOMESTIC INSURRECTION CIRCUS” AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater will present a performance of “Our Domestic Insurrection Circus and Pageant” in the Circus Field on Sunday, July 30, at 3 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm located on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

MONDAY, JULY 31

 

CASPIAN MONDAY MUSIC

Caspian Monday Music will feature American, Neapolitan, and an Original Comedy Set by Austin Burns (baritone) and Stephanie Mao (piano) on Monday, July 31, at 8 p.m. at the East Hardwick Grange. Admission is $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, $10 for students, and free for anyone under 18. For more information, visit www.caspianmondaymusic.org.

 

RANGER GIVE & GO BASKETBALL CAMP

Ranger Give and Go Basketball Camp will be held at Lake Region Union High School, July 31 through August 4. Students going into grades 3, 4, and 5 will play from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Students going into grades 6, 7, and 8 will play from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuition is $50 per students. For more information or to sign up, call 754-2351 or 673-9870.

 

UNDERSTANDING VERMONT’S UNIVERSAL COMPOSTING AND RECYCLING LAW

The NEK Chapter of the UVM Master Gardeners and Master Composters invites the public to join them for a presentation on Vermont’s Universal Composting and Recycling Law (Act 148) on Monday, July 31, at 6:45 p.m. at the Burke Mountain Club (368 Route 114 in East Burke). Optional potluck at 6 p.m. followed by a brief chapter meeting (public invited to both). Free of charge. For more information, call Pam Kennedy at 525-9725 or e-mail [email protected].

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

 

CREATE A MURAL IN GREENSBORO

Children can create a mural about “building a better world” for the Greensboro Free Library’s children’s room on Tuesday, July 25, at 10 a.m. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

SUMMER KIDS’ MEALS IN GLOVER

The Summer Kids Program at the Glover Senior Meal Site will take place on Tuesdays at lunch time, through August 15. The lunch meal for Tuesday, August 1, is mini burgers, veggie platter, drinks, and ice cream cones. For more information, call 525-9558 or 525-1000.

 

MASK MAKING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS IN CRAFTSBURY

The Craftsbury Public Library will hold a Mask Making Workshop for children on Tuesday, August 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 586-9683 or e-mail [email protected].

 

EXPLORING WILDERNESS THROUGH POETRY WITH DAVID HINTON

The Galaxy Bookshop in Hardwick welcomes poet David Hinton for a reading and book signing on Tuesday, August 1, at 7 p.m. Mr. Hinton will read from and discuss The Wilds of Poetry, his new book. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 472-5533 or visit www.galaxybookshop.com.

 

WEST AFRICAN PERCUSSION & DANCE WORKSHOPS IN IRASBURG

The Leach Public Library in Irasburg presents Jordan Mensah of Ghana teaching adult West African Percussion and Dance Workshops at the Irasburg Town Hall on Tuesday, August 1, through Thursday, August 3, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Middle and high school students encouraged to participate as well. Donations of $10 appreciated but not required. Child care possible downstairs with advance notice. For more information, call Molly at 585-5466.

 

SHAPE NOTE SING AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater will hold a Shape Note Sing on Tuesday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm located on Route 122 in Glover. Free. All are welcome, no experience necessary. For more information, call Elka Schumann at 525-6972.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

 

BAKE SALE IN WESTMORE

There will be a bake sale to benefit the Westmore Ladies Aid on Wednesday, August 2, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Westmore Fellowship Hall. The bake sale will also be held on August 16.

 

WEDNESDAYS AT WESTMORE

Wednesdays at Westmore presents Modern Times Theatre and new family entertainment on Wednesday, August 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westmore Fellowship Hall. Tasty pies by local bakers will be auctioned at the intermission.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

 

FREE FOOD SHARE IN ORLEANS

There will be a Free Food Share on Thursday, August 3, from noon to 2 p.m. at Orleans Emergency Unit, 4394 Barton/Orleans Road. Seniors and the disabled will be served first. For more information, call Faith in Action at 626-1212, 563-3322, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.fiancp.org.

 

GREENSBORO LIBRARY ICE CREAM PARTY

Children are invited to celebrate summer reading with a Circus Smirkus Road Show Performance and an Ice Cream Party on Thursday, August 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Free Library. For more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS IN HARDWICK

The Craftsbury Chamber Players will perform on Thursday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hardwick Town House with pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. Single admission is $25, students $10, children 12 and under free. Reception following to meet the artists. Free children’s concerts at 2 p.m. (check for location). For more information, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org or call 1-800-639-3443.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

 

ELISABETH VON TRAPP IN CONCERT

Elisabeth Von Trapp will perform in concert on Friday, August 4, at the Montgomery United Methodist Church on 20 Fuller Bridge Road in Montgomery Village. Performance time is 7 p.m. Admission by donation.

 

ART IN BLOOM EXHIBIT OPENING IN NEWPORT

The 7th annual Art in Bloom exhibit will open on Friday, August 4, at the MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport, with a reception at 5 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 334-1966 or visit www.maccenterforthearts.com. The exhibit will be on display August 4 through 6 and is free and open to the public.

 

“THE GATES OF UNFINISHED LIFE” AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater will present “The Gates of Unfinished Life” in the Paper Maché Cathedral on Friday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm located on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

CONSERVATIONS CORPS CELEBRATION AT NORTHWOODS

The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston will hold a Conservation Corps Celebration on Friday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Ross at 723-6551 or [email protected]. For more information about NorthWoods’ events, visit www.northwoodscenter.org.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE IN ISLAND POND

Friday Night Live takes place at Lakeside Park Pavilion in downtown Island Pond from 6 to 10 p.m. and features a different band each week. On Friday, August 4, the band will be The Adams Band, sponsored by Brighton Garage.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE PRESENTS MULAN JR.

         Vermont Family Theatre will present Mulan Jr. on Saturday, August 5, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 6, at 2:30 p.m. at the Orleans Municipal Building. Tickets are $8 for adults and teens, and $5 for children under 12 and can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com.

 

GLOVER TALENT SHOW AND AUCTION

The Glover Library Annual Talent Show and Auction will be presented on Saturday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Glover Town Hall. Local talent, auction items, and treats. Proceeds benefit the library.

 

PLANTATION HERB BASKET CLASS AT OLD STONE HOUSE

The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington will hold a Plantation Herb Basket Class on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Tracie Quirion. Cost is $25 or $20 for museum members, plus $26 materials fee. Bring a lunch. Pre-registration required. Call 754-2022 or register online at www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.

 

BENEFIT YARD SALE IN NEWPORT CENTER

Felines & Friends Foundation of Vermont will hold another benefit yard sale at the garage located on Lake Road in Newport Center on Saturday, August 5, starting at 9 a.m. Many wonderful items for sale for a great cause.

 

ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN GREENSBORO

There will be an Ice Cream Social on the Greensboro Historical Society lawn (next to Willey’s Store) on Saturday, August 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

BUILD & PAINT LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES IN GREENSBORO

Children are invited to the Greensboro Free Library on Saturday, August 5, from 10 a.m. to noon to build and paint little free libraries. To pre-register and for more information, e-mail [email protected].

 

RUFUS PORTER TALK AT OLD STONE HOUSE

David Ottinger, painted wall expert and preservation carpenter who removed the Rufus Porter panels from the Adams Female Academy in Derry, New Hampshire, and transported them to the Old Stone House, will talk about how the murals were rescued, and preservation of painted walls on Saturday, August 5, at 4 p.m., at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington, followed by a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org, 754-2022.

 

INTERTRIBAL POWWOW IN EVANSVILLE

The Clan of the Hawk is hosting its 28th Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 and 6, at the Clan of the Hawk’s tribal grounds on Route 58 in Evansville. Free parking and admission. There will be a chicken barbecue on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. for $10 per plate. There will be a fish fry on Sunday. All weekend there will be native dancers, drummers, storytellers, basket making, dream catcher classes, museum open free to all, Native American craftspeople will have vendor booths. Pet parade at 2:30 on Sunday. For more information, call 754-2817 or e-mail [email protected].

 

CHICKEN PIE SUPPER IN BARTON

There will be a chicken pie supper at the Barton United Church on Saturday, August 5. Complete dinner with homemade dessert pies. Two seatings: 5 and 6:15 p.m. Takeouts at 5:30 p.m. Reservations suggested by calling 525-7840.

 

SUMMER CRAFT FAIR, BOOK SALE & PIG ROAST IN DERBY

The Dailey Memorial Library will have its annual Summer Craft Fair, Book Sale, and Pig Roast on Saturday, August 5, on the Derby Green. The Craft Fair and Book Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the pig roast lunch of pork sandwiches, coleslaw, chips and a beverage will be served from noon to 2 p.m. Admission is free and event is open to the public. Lunch is $12 a plate.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

 

PICNIC & CONCERT IN WESTMORE

The Westmore Association presents a full moon picnic and concert (band to be announced) on Sunday, August 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the Westmore Green. Bring a picnic and dance beneath the full moon.

 

BACK ROADS READINGS IN BROWNINGTON

Back Roads Readings will take place at the Brownington Congregational Church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, featuring Charles Simic, followed by a reception in the Hall House. www.oldstonehousemuseum.org, 754-2022.

 

BARTON INDUSTRY PRESENTATION

The Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association will hold PowerPoint presentation on Barton Industry on Sunday, August 6, at the museum located on Water Street in Barton. Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m., and the presentation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Museum is also open by appointment by calling 525-3084.

 

CARS OF YESTERYEAR IN NEWPORT

Cars of Yesteryear will be at the 34th International Car Show on Sunday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Country Union High School in Newport. Vehicle registration from 8 a.m. to noon. Spectators from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information at www.carsofyesteryear.org.

 

“THE DOMESTIC INSURRECTION CIRCUS” AT BREAD & PUPPET

The Bread and Puppet Theater will present a performance of “Our Domestic Insurrection Circus and Pageant” in the Circus Field on Sunday, August 6, at 3 p.m. at the Bread and Puppet Farm located on Route 122 in Glover. Suggested donation is $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

GREG JOLY TO SPEAK AT BREAD & PUPPET

Greg Joly, an independent scholar based in southern Vermont, returns to Glover to present “An Unwilling Citizen in a Warfare State,” a chronicle of Scott Nearing’s opposition to the United States’ entry into World War I. Talk will be held on Sunday, August 6, at the Bread and Puppet Farm on Route 122 in Glover, following the Domestic Insurrection Circus. For more information, call 525-3031 or visit www.breadandpuppet.org.

 

FARMERS’ MARKETS

 

CRAFTSBURY FARMERS’ MARKET

On the Common every Saturday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 7. Free family friendly entertainment with dozens of locally made products direct from farmers, prepared food producers, and or artisans. www.craftsburyfarmersmarket.com

 

JAY VILLAGE VENDORS MARKET

Open every Saturday through Columbus Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Jay Town Clerk’s Office. Vendors needed. Call Wilma at 988-2521 or Maria at 895-4869.

 

NEWPORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Located on the Causeway in Newport. Open every Wednesday and Saturday until October 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. EBT & debit cards accepted. Farm-to-Family coupon site. For more information, call 274-8206 or 334-6858, or find them on Facebook.

 

PEACHAM FARMERS’ MARKET

The Peacham Market on the Academy Green is open from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays in conjunction with the Peacham Café which will be serving dinner until 7 p.m. Open every week until September 7. For more information, call Diana Senturia at (802) 592-3989 or e-mail [email protected].

 

REGISTRATION REQUESTED

 

SWIM LESSONS IN ISLAND POND

Brighton Recreation and NEK Swim bring back swim lessons to Island Pond this summer. Lessons run from August 7 through 18, Monday through Friday both weeks. The cost is $40 for the first child and $30 for any additional child. Visit www.nekswim.com to register or visit Brighton Recreation on Facebook. Sign up soon to reserve a spot. Deadline has been extended until August 1.

 

PRE-REGISTER FOR KINGDOM RUN

Pre-register by August 9 for Kingdom Run on Saturday, August 12, in Irasburg. Half-marathon plus 5K and 10K run and walk. Race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Irasburg Common. Complimentary refreshments feature blueberry sundaes. Prizes. For more information including online registration, go to www.kingdomrun.org or call 766-5310. To benefit the Northeast Kingdom Spay-Neuter Program.

 

YARD SALE ITEMS ACCEPTED IN DERBY LINE

St. Edward’s Parish on Elm Street in Derby Line is now accepting items for its upcoming yard sale on August 12 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clean, usable items can be left at the parish hall on the following dates and times: July 31 through August 4 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.; August 7 through 11 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. No clothing, footwear, or magazines, please. Do not leave items outside the parish hall. For more information, contact Polly at 895-4112.

 

WIND TURBINE TOURS

Sign up for Green Mountain Power’s free public tours of the 21 turbine Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell, offered during July and August. Experience a working wind farm and learn how GMP is harnessing the power of wind. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes a visit to two of the turbines. Tours are free, but advance registration is required by visiting www.greenmountainpower.com/2017/05/16/kingdom-community-wind-tours/.

 

NORTHWOODS CAMPS

NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston offers the following upcoming camps:

Mountain Bike Adventure Camps on Burke Mountain:

Mountain Bike Adventure Camps: August 8-12, Tues.-Sat. (optional overnight Fri.), Sat. pickup at 1 p.m.), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. NorthWoods Camps: Earth Sisters Camp: July 31-August 2, Mon.-Wed. (two overnights), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Learn more and reserve a spot at www.northwoodscenter.org or call 723-6551.

 

SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN

North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children, designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer. Meals are provided to all children 18 and younger without charge at the following locations:

  • DERBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Mon.-Thurs., July 3-27, breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • HOLLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., July 24-28, breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • JAY/WESTFIELD JOINT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., July 11-29, breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at noon.
  • LAKE REGION UNION HIGH SCHOOL – Mon.-Thurs., June 26-July 27, breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m.
  • NEWPORT CITY ELEMENTARY – Mon.-Fri., July 10-28, breakfast at 8:40 a.m. and lunch at noon.
  • NEWPORT TOWN SCHOOL – Mon.-Fri., July 10-28, breakfast at 7:50 a.m. and Lunch at 11:35 a.m.
  • NORTH COUNTRY UNION JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL – Tues.-Thurs., July 18-27, breakfast at 8 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Wanda Morse at 334-5847, ext. 2076.

 

GREATER BARTON ARTS FREE ART CAMPS FOR KIDS

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

 

VERMONT FAMILY THEATRE SUMMER CAMPS

Sign up for Vermont Family Theatre Summer Camps at www.vermontfamilytheatre.weebly.com or call VFT at 754-2187. July 31-August 4, Orleans, Storybook (ages 4-9) Princess & Knights Tales; August 7-20, adult/teen main stage production of Oklahoma. Not a camp. Rehearses mostly evenings.

 

PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR JAY SUMMER FEST

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

 

  1. PAUL’S SCHOOL ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The always popular St. Paul’s School Annual Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 9, at the Barton Golf Club. Cost is $40 per person and includes greens fees, barbecue lunch, prize for every golfer, snacks and water. Golf cart fee not included. The format is a four-person scramble with contests, side raffles, and a 50/50 raffle. The tournament fills up quickly so register early by calling Barb at 525-1126 to sign up your team today.

 

ARTISTS WANTED

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

 

ONGOING EVENTS

 

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ADULT LEARNING CENTER FREE SERVICES

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

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN CRAFTSBURY COMMON

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN DERBY

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

 

AL-ANON MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

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

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

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION BARTON POST #76 MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY MEETINGS

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

 

AMERICAN LEGION NEWPORT POOL TOURNAMENT

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

 

BARTON SENIOR CENTER

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

 

BINGO IN LOWELL

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

 

BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAM SESSIONS

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

 

BONE BUILDERS BALANCING & STRENGTHENING CLASS

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

 

BRIDGE LEAGUES IN BARTON & NEWPORT

ORLEANS: Meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Orleans Federated Church on School Street Come with a partner.

NEWPORT: Meets Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at the Gateway Center. Everyone must come with a partner. Learner’s Group continues Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. at the library in Newport, and all are welcome to drop in. For more information, or to find a partner, call Eric McCann at 988-4773.

 

CCV JOB HUNT HELPER TO OFFER CAREER SERVICES

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

 

COMMUNITY MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

CORNUCOPIA COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEAL IN NEWPORT

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

 

COUNTRY ACOUSTIC JAM IN BURKE

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

 

CPR & FIRST AID CLASSES OFFERED BY BARTON AMBULANCE SQUAD

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

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY SUPPERS

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

 

DANCE AT BEEBE TOWN HALL

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

 

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

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

 

DO DROP IN MEAL SITE IN NEWPORT CENTER

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

 

EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION

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

 

FIRST STEPS WOMEN’S GROUP

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

 

GRANDPARENTS ’N’ KIN RAISING “GRAND” KIDS

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

 

“GROWING STRONGER” STRENGTH CLASSES FOR 40+

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

 

“GROW YOUR OWN” GATHERINGS IN HARDWICK

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

 

IMMUNIZATION CLINIC IN NEWPORT

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

 

JAY COMMUNITY RECREATIONAL CENTRE

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

 

JOURNEY TO RECOVERY COMMUNITY CENTER

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

 

LINE DANCING IN WEST BURKE

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

 

LINE DANCING IN TROY

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

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN HARDWICK

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

 

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN NEWPORT

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

 

NEK CAMERA CLUB

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

 

NEK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

NEWPORT AREA COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

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

 

NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND

The Newport Area Concert Band will hold summer concerts in the park at the Gardner Park gazebo every Thursday evening, June 22 through August 24, at 7:30 p.m. Bring a picnic or snack and enjoy fun, free old-fashioned band concerts under the stars. In case of rain, concerts are given in the Newport Municipal Building. New players are always welcome to join for a single concert or the whole season. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby. Helpful, but not required. For more information, call Peter Storrings at 334-2456.

 

NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM COMMUNITY ACTION ASSISTANCE

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

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

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

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

 

OSTEOPOROSIS EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

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

 

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS MEETING

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

 

RSVP BONE BUILDING & STRENGTHENING CLASSES

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

 

SENIOR DINING AT DERBY ELKS CLUB

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

 

SENIOR DINING IN GLOVER

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

 

SOUPER LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT

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

 

SQUARE DANCING IN BARTON

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

 

STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT

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

 

SUMMER EXERCISE & YOGA AT WESTMORE CHURCH

Summer exercise and yoga will be held at the Westmore Church Fellowship Hall. Exercise Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Yoga on Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. May 18 through September 14. For more information, call Pam at 525-9725 or e-mail [email protected].

 

SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP

Third Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nevermore Bookstore on 100 East Main Street in Newport. A support group for those who have lost someone to suicide and wish to have a safe place to talk, share, and spend a little time with others who have had a similar experience. For more information, call Mary Butler at 744-6284.

 

TAI CHI CLASS

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

 

TAI CHI IN BARTON

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

 

TOPS MEETING AT BARTON LIBRARY

TOPS VT #82 Barton meets every Monday at Congress Court Community Room. A fun, informative way to learn how to take off pounds sensibly. Weigh-ins, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; meetings, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. First meeting is free! For further information, call 525-4464.

 

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, is held at the Barton Public Library on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments. All are welcome. 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.

 

WESTMORE LITTLE TREASURES HOUSE

The Westmore Little Treasures House (located at the old Town Clerk’s building), is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Labor Day. All money received goes to the Westmore Community Church for a new roof.

 

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.

 

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. Current location is closed due to construction. Temporary “Mini Library” now open at the Derby Community Church on Route 5 in Derby. Hours will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preschool Story Time will still be Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No family movie night over the summer. Trustee meetings will still be the last Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more information, call the library at 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.

 

GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY

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

 

GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY

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

 

HASKELL FREE LIBRARY

93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9-5, Thursday 9-6, and Saturday 9-2. Board of Trustees meets the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Toddler Time on Thursdays and Fridays at 9:45 a.m. Celtic Harpist: Free music in the library from 2-4 p.m. on August 4. For more information, call Nancy at 873-3022, extension 201, or check the website at haskellopera.com/library-activities, or find them on Facebook.

 

HITCHCOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

         1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. 744-2484. Visit the Hitchcock Museum/Library page at www.westfield.vt.gov and on Facebook at Town of Westfield, Vermont for up-to-date activity listings.

 

ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY

Main Street. Hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2–6 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Story Time every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call 723-6134 or look on Facebook. “Build a Better World” summer reading program for the month of July.

 

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. SUMMER KIDS’ PROGRAM: Lego Club from 3-5 p.m. in the children’s room and on Fridays, weather permitting, Story Time at the Hardwick Farmers’ Market. All events free.

 

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. Hours: Monday & Tuesday 3-7, Wednesday 1-5, Thursday and Friday 8-12. Children’s Summer Program: Build a Better World. Fridays, July 21, 28, August 4 & 11 from 9:30 a.m. to noon with stories, crafts, presentations, and free lunch. www.randmemorial.com.

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM

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

 

WEST BURKE PUBLIC LIBRARY

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

 

ART GALLERIES, HISTORICAL SOCIETIES & MUSEUMS

 

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ALBANY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

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

 

ARTFUL EYE

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

 

BREAD AND PUPPET MUSEUM

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

 

BROWN LIBRARY GALLERY

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

 

CATAMOUNT ARTS CENTER

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

 

CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Located on Museum Drive in West Charleston. Open Wednesdays afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., June through August. For more information or to make an appointment for another day, call 723-6024 or 895-2901.

 

CHUCK GUEST GALLERY

Featuring over 130 paintings of abstract imagery. Located at 205 Vermont Route 114 in East Burke. Open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 626-9011 or visit www.chuckguest.com.

 

COLBY CURTIS MUSEUM & STANSTEAD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

535 Dufferin Street, Stanstead, Quebec. 1-819-876-7322. Two exhibitions: Remembering our Soldiers of the Great War and Rural Medicine in Stanstead County.

 

CRAFTSBURY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER GALLERY

1784 East Craftsbury Road, East Craftsbury. 586-2414. www.craftsburycommunitycarecenter.org.

 

CRAFTSBURY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–noon.

 

CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION & BARTON MUSEUM

Located at the Pierce House on Water Street in Barton, open late spring through fall. Brick Kingdom Park open daylight hours year-round.

 

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 (building next to Willey’s Store), 533-2457. www.greensborohistoricalsociety.org. July & August hours: Tues.–Thurs. 10:30-2:30, Sat. 10-2. Check out our powerful new tool for researching Greensboro families stored in our archives! Permanent Exhibit: Hill Homestead: The Story of Greensboro: Faces of Our Town has been updated and displays tools and ledgers, kitchen gadgets, and farm implements, and parlor furniture from the 19th century.

 

HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS

2875 Hardwick St., Greensboro. 533-9075 or www.highlandartsvt.org.

 

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. EXHIBIT: “Lake Memphremagog Watershed – Preserving the Beauty of Our Waters” on display until September 5. Visit www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com.

 

MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NEWPORT

Second floor of Emory Hebard State Office Building, Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Showcasing Newport’s forever changing history and landmarks. FIRST SHOWCASE EXHIBIT: “Keeping the Memphre Legacy Alive in the Years Yet to Be.” SECOND SHOWCASE EXHIBIT: “Celebrating 100 Years of Remembering ‘The Lady of the Lake’s’ Last Days – (1917-2017) here at Steamboat Wharf in Newport.”

 

MILLER’S THUMB GALLERY

14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro. 533-2045 or [email protected]. Crossing to Safety on display July 15 through September 4.

 

NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM (NATIVE CULTURAL SOCIETY, INC.)

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

 

NEWPORT NATURAL CAFÉ GALLERY

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

 

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Hours: Open Monday through Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Drawn to Nature, celebrating the graphite artistry of Jeanette Fournier, on display in the Back Room Gallery until August 5.

 

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM (ORLEANS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY)

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

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

 

PARKER PIE GALLERY

West Glover Village. Exhibiting works by local artists.

 

PARSON’S CORNER

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

 

PEACHAM CORNER GUILD

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

 

PLEASANT VALLEY ART GALLERY

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

 

ROWE DESIGNS CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING & GALLERY

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

 

  1. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM GALLERY

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

 

THE 99 GALLERY AND CENTER

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

 

THE THIRD FLOOR GALLERY

Hardwick Inn, 4 South Main Street, Hardwick. Call 472-9933 for information.

 

THE MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE

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

 

THE VIEUX FORGERON ART GALLERY

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

 

WHITE WATER GALLERY

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

 

WONDERARTS (ART HOUSE GALLERY + WONDER & WISDOM)

The Art House Gallery and Wonder & Wisdom have merged to create WonderArts. Office located at the UCC, 165 Wilson St., Greensboro and programs are held at the Wonder & Wisdom program space, Community Greenspace in Craftsbury, Craftsbury Town Hall, local schools, Craftsbury Masonic Hall, and in partnership with other community organizations. For more information, call 533-9370 or visit www.wonderartsvt.org.

 

WOODEN HORSE ARTS GUILD (WHAG)

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

 

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. Third vernissage of the summer on Saturday, July 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. with artists Erica Masotto, Christian Williams, and Susan Palmer with Greek music on the harp and wine. Exhibition runs from July 27 to August 13. www.levieuxforgeron.com

 

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