Kingdom Calendar of Weekly Events
To qualify, events must be a benefit, not for profit, or free to attend to be listed at no charge. Deadline to submit events for publication is noon on Monday. Please email them to [email protected]
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
VERMONT HOT CHOCOLATE WEEK
DigInVT’s Vermont Hot Chocolate Week is February 1-7. A winter tradition that many remember fondly from childhood, this is an all ages celebration across the state. Cozy up with a mug by the fire, enjoy hot chocolate after an outdoor adventure, discover special drinks from local chefs, and more. Sip your way through Vermont’s first Hot Chocolate Week and share your favorites. Enjoy recipes from Vermont chefs, restaurant specials, unique pairings, fun (and safe!) outdoor adventures, stories from Vermont’s dairy farmers, and more! https://diginvt.com/events-in-vermont/vermont-hot-chocolate-week/?date=2021-02-01. Take part in the Instagram photo contest during Vermont Hot Chocolate Week: https://diginvt.com/blog/vermont-hot-chocolate-week-photo-contest/.
TUESDAY, MARCH 2
COVENTRY GARDEN SEED DISTRIBUTION
The Coventry Town Foundation is sponsoring a free garden seed distribution to Coventry residents only at the community center. Seeds can be picked up in prepackaged bags during voting hours on Tuesday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., or after March 2 by calling the Town Clerks Office (Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.).
VERMONT FEDERAL JUNIOR DUCK STAMP ART CONTEST
The annual state-wide Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Program is underway in Vermont. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites students from pre-K to 12th grade to create designs featuring ducks, swans, or geese in their natural habitats. Designs are judged in four age categories, with awards for first, second, and third places and honorable mentions. Entries must be received by March 15, 2021. The Vermont Best of Show entry will compete with contest winners from other states in a national competition in Washington D.C. The first place national winning design is used to create the Federal Junior Duck Stamp. Proceeds from the sale of Junior Duck Stamps support conservation education by providing awards and scholarships for students, teachers, and schools. Modeled after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual Federal Duck Stamp competition, the Junior Duck Stamp contest is part of an educational curriculum that teaches students about waterfowl, the importance of wetlands, and habitat conservation. Proceeds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps protect wetlands through land acquisition by the National Wildlife Refuge System. Contest rules and entry forms are currently available for download at the following web site: www.fws.gov/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program.php. For more information on the contest call the Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge at (802) 962-5240, ext. 112.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #21 NEWPORT
The American Legion Post #21 is located at 5 Veterans Avenue in Newport (next to the high school). Ongoing events include Bingo every Friday at 6:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 12:30 p.m., and live music from 6-9 on Thursdays. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
BARTON COMMUNITY SEED EXCHANGE
The CSE is buttoned up for the winter at the Barton library non-viable seeds will be purged and requests sent for the 2021 gardening season. If there is a seed you would like during the winter months contact [email protected] to check on availability. Remember to save seeds and, when possible, bring them to the seed library when it opens again in late winter 2021. The Community Seed Exchange is a program of the Barton Public Library, which provides free seeds and supports the local gardening community.
EAST HARDWICK GRANGE SUPPER
East Hardwick Grange Supper is a free to all curbside meal for the community. The simple takeout dinner will be served each Wednesday (beginning January 20) between 5 and 6 p.m., at the Caledonia Grange, 88 East Church Street in East Hardwick. For questions or to arrange delivery, call 472-8987 or email [email protected].
ST. MARK’S FOOD SHELF
St. Mark’s Food Shelf, in the Parish House, Second St., Newport, is open every Monday 11:30 to 12:30. It makes no difference where you live, or what your financial standing is. If you are in need of food, please come. You will receive a bag of groceries with additional food offerings available from time to time.
VFW POST #798 & AUXILIARY
The VFW Post #798 located at 141 Central Street, Newport. See Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vfwpost798aux/ for all events and updates.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN ISLAND POND
The phone number for the Calvary Baptist Church in Island Pond has changed to (802) 487-0229.
GREENSBORO UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
All are welcome to join live stream worship services every Sunday at 10 a.m. Access these services on www.guccvt.org and follow the link on the home page.
IRASBURG UNITED CHURCH
The Irasburg United Church steeple lights are lit in January in memory of Evelyn Kennison from her husband David Kennison.
LAKE REGION PARISH –
BARTON UNITED CHURCH & GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH
No current worship services. For questions, call (802) 525-3607.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM QUAKERS
Sunday 10 to 11 a.m. Zoom Host Call: 802-525-6961. Information: 802-754-2029 Or 802-525-6961.
ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH
The Orleans Federated Church will continue to meet remotely for worship each Sunday by mail, email, and Zoom through the end of 2020. If interested in receiving worship service, please email [email protected] or leave a message at 802-754-6486.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Craftsbury is closed for the winter. Masses are held at St. Norbert in Hardwick on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and at St. Michael’s in Greensboro Bend on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. For information, call Mary Queen of All Saints Parish at 802-472-5544.
JOHN THE BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
West Church Street, Hardwick. Doors are closed for now, but join on Zoom for weekly worship service, Tuesdays at 5 p.m. For the link, email [email protected] or call (802) 472-5979 on Wednesdays, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
MARK’S IN NEWPORT SUNDAY ZOOM SERVICES
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Newport, is having Sunday services on Zoom. Those interested in attending may call (802) 334-7365, or email [email protected] to get the link and the password, or for more information.
SUTTON BAPTIST CHURCH
Sutton Baptist Church is open every Sunday. Adult Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. Worship service at 10:15 a.m. Please join for Christ centered worship. Plenty of room for physical distancing. Contact Pastor Mark Heinrichs at 525-4214.
THE UNITED CHURCH OF NEWPORT
The United Church of Newport is broadcasting Sunday Services on NEKTV every week, Sunday at 9 a.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m. until further notice. You can also watch on the “The United Church of Newport” YouTube Channel. Those interested in receiving a weekly bulletin sent to them via mail or email can call the church office at (802) 334-6033. Bags of food are available every day from 10 a.m. to noon. Free to-go meals are also available every Monday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the meals are gone. Community meals have been canceled until further notice.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association Barton Museum – Pierce House. Open by appointment: call (802) 525-3084 or (802) 525-9511. Brick Kingdom Park is open daylight hours.
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-2372. Closed through February 26 for exhibit installation. Reopening February 27 with regular hours of Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Safety measures will be in place for hand washing and distancing space. Masks will be mandatory. Outdoor tours and demonstrations will include architectural tours of the building and planetarium-like shows in outdoor spaces. Ticketing will keep guests safe to limit the number of visitors at any given time. For details, visit www.fairbanksmuseum.org.
HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro. (802) 533-2000. www.highlandartsvt.org. Open Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. by reservation only.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main St, Newport. (802) 334-1966. www.maccenterforthearts.com. Currently on exhibit: Big & Small works by John Rowe and Bradleigh Stockwell.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport Museum and Exhibits presents a permanent display of panels: Crossroads Before & Beyond Abenakis Culture and Timeline by Bea Nelson; Abnokaki and photographs and history of Newport City (Duncansboro) and West Derby; Lake Memphremagog and steam boats that include surrounding towns. Two showcases by Barbara Malloy, president and curator of Remembering the City of Newport’s Vanishing History of Legends, a pictorial timeline of the Balls (1868) and Scott families Bluffside Farm and Homestead (1906) on the old Ferry Road. Also on display, an eight-panel mural Celebrating Confluence by R.K. Carsten, a pictorial timeline of Newport’s development from 4.6 billion years ago to 2 million years ago (present day). These exhibits are open to the public at the Emory Hebard State Office Building, 100 Main Street, Newport, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please wear a mask and follow distancing.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS GUILD (BACK ROOM GALLERY)
430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment on Sunday afternoons by emailing [email protected] The Annual Holiday Show will be on display from November 27 through January 6, 2021. The paintings of Robert J. Chapla will be showing through March 6.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
The Parker Pie Gallery located at 161 County Road, West Glover. (802) 525-3366.
THE SATELLITE GALLERY
71 Depot Street, Lyndonville. 802 229 8317. facebook.com/thesatellitevt/. Open Wednesday and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Elizabeth Nelson/ Iceland showing thru January 31.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Barton Public Library is open limited hours for three patrons at a time on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Curbside service is also available during those hours. Please call the library for more information or requests at 525-6524.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
14 Depot Street, Lyndonville. (802) 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org. The library is open to the public by appointment. Patrons can call to schedule a 30 minute appointment on Mondays noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday noon to 5 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday the library is open from 9 a.m. to noon, no appointment needed. Curbside service is available by phone request. Audio books and movies are available online. Please visit the website for more information.
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. (802) 586-9683. Email [email protected]. Quick visits and foyer service is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. For full details, visit www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday by appointment (call a day ahead) and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Face coverings are required for all entering the building for those greater than 2 years old. No unattended children under the age of 13 may enter. Only 10 individuals may be in the building at any time. No in-person story time, but story kits are available. For more information, call the library at (802) 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Glover Public Library is open limited hours for one patron at a time on Tuesday and Thursday noon to 5 p.m. Curbside service is also available during those hours. Please call the library for more information or requests at 525-4365.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport is now open by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items will be available to reserve for lobby pickup or request an item upon arrival. The bookshelves, computers and upstairs meeting rooms will remain closed to the public at this time. Printing, scanning and faxing services will be available by appointment. Please call to make an appointment at (802) 334-7902. For more information about the reopening please visit the website at goodrichlibrary.org.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. Open for in-person visits as well as curbside pickup of materials on Monday, Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more details or search the library catalog visit www.greensborofreelibrary.org. Call (802) 533-2531 or email [email protected] to request books, movies, magazines, printed forms such as tax forms or to make an appointment.
HITCHCOCK MUSEUM AND LIBRARY
1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. (802) 744-2484. Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, library is closed until further notice.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Island Pond Public Library is now open Tuesday thru Friday for use by appointment only in Phase 2 of re-opening. Sessions of 30 minutes are available by calling ahead to make an appointment. Masks are mandatory for entry and hand sanitizers are furnished. If unable to wear a mask, curbside service only will be provided. The curbside service will continue for those who would rather use it. Library computers will be accessible (also by appointment). Patrons may bring a computer to use inside for a 30 minute session. For more information and/or to make an appointment, call the library at 802-723-6134.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Jones Memorial Library is offering scheduled curbside services at 1 Water Street in Orleans. Books, audio books, and DVDs are available. Visit the card catalog or put books on hold at www.jonesmemoriallibrary.wordpress.com. The username is jones memorial and there is no password required. One may also email, [email protected], or give a call at (802) 754-6660 to place an order or get assistance. Please allow up to 48 hours to schedule an appointment.
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. (802) 754-2526. www.leachpubliclibrary.org. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Patrons limited to 1 family or 3 persons at a time. 15 minutes suggested visitation time. Social distancing must be observed. Hand sanitizer will be provided at the door. Masks are encouraged. All books must be returned through the outside slot, where they will be quarantined for 4 days.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Open for requests and curbside pick up on Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Requests can be sent through Facebook, email [email protected] or by calling the library at (802) 988-4741. For more information on procedures or to access the library catalog visit www.randmemorial.com.