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]
ALBANY METHODIST CHURCH HARVEST DINNER AND NOVEMBER SALE CANCELED
The Albany Methodist Church harvest dinner and November sale have been canceled for this year.
BARTON MOONLIGHT MADNESS CANCELED
The annual Moonlight Madness normally held in December is canceled this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The Barton Graded School will not be available to the public for the event.
The Irasburg United Church’s November Holiday Craft Fair at the Irasburg Town Hall is canceled this year.
19TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT 5K IN BARTON CANCELED
The Annual Turkey Trot 5K normally held in November, a benefit event to raise money to assist Cystic Fibrosis patients at The University of Vermont Medical Center, has been canceled this year due to public health concerns with COVID-19. Organizers have created an online donation page where community members can make a contribution to show their support. All of the dollars raised help local patients and families with unexpected transplant expenses. Donations can be made by visiting, Give.UVMHealth.org/TurkeyTrot.
UNITED CHURCH OF NEWPORT “UNCOOKIE” COOKIE FARE
The Annual Cookie Fare, fundraising event sponsored by the Friendship Circle of the United Church of Newport will not be held this year. Instead there will be a “no bake” virtual fundraiser. Those who baked for the event in the past are asked instead to donate the equivalent (or what they can) to the “virtual” event. The Friendship Circle still feels committed to the needs within the community. Please consider helping others by donating the cost of “cookie ingredients.” Donations can be sent to The Friendship Circle, United Church of Newport, 63 Third Street, Newport, VT 05855. Please earmark donations to “virtual” Cookie Fare.
VERMONT MAPLE CONFERENCE WEEK
The 2020 Vermont Maple Conference Week, December 6-11, will feature a number of informative online sessions led by maple industry experts and maple producers. University of Vermont (UVM) Extension and the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association (VMSMA) will host the virtual conference, which is free to attend. The week kicks off on December 6 with the Maple Industry Panel followed by three interactive hour-long sessions offered daily from December 7-11 at 9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m. These will focus on maple business management, maple industry regulations, sugarbush health, marketing and media and maple production and innovation. To register, and find out more about each of the daily sessions go to www.vermontmaple.org/maple-conferences. Registration for each session closes 24 hours before its scheduled start time. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Cory Ayotte at (802) 786-9437 by November 30. If questions about the conference, contact Cory Ayotte at [email protected] or (802) 786-9437 or Mark Isselhardt at [email protected] or (802)-888-4972.
SCIENCE EXPLORATION SERIES FOR TEENS
A weekly series of virtual teen science cafés will introduce students in Grades 7-12 to a diversity of topics ranging from living robots and environmental health to nanotechnology and climate change. University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H will host VTeen Science Exploration! every Wednesday from 3:30-4:45 p.m. from through December 16. Each café gives teens an opportunity to explore a different scientific topic and interact with scientists and experts in that field to learn about their work. All cafés are free although preregistration is required to get the Zoom meeting link. Full program details and registration links can be found at www.uvm.edu/extension/youth/announcements. For questions or to request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Lauren Traister, UVM Extension 4-H Teen and Leadership Program coordinator, at (802) 888-4972, ext. 402, or [email protected].
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. POSTER-ESSAY CONTEST FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Vermont Bar Association Diversity Section and Young Lawyers Division are co-sponsoring the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Poster-Essay Contest for Vermont Middle School Students, to celebrate the life and message of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Participating middle school students will create a poster and write a short essay interpreting Dr. King’s quote “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.” Awards will be presented at a State House ceremony at around the time of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (statehouse safety rules permitting), and the winning posters and essays will be displayed at the Vermont Supreme Court Building and published in the Vermont Bar Journal. The deadline for submissions is December 18, 2020. A flyer, rules and entry form were recently sent to all middle school principals for distribution. Please contact [email protected] with questions, or for more information. Contest materials are also available on the www.vtbar.org website.
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: https://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.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER IN NEWPORT
The VFW Post #798 Auxiliary on 141 Central Street in Newport will be having a community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 26, at 11:30 a.m. This will be takeout and delivery only. Please call (802) 673-6674, to schedule a time.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH MEMORIAL TREE LIGHTING
The Glover Community Church Memory Tree Lighting will be held at the church on Friday, November 27 at 4 p.m. A donation of $5 represents a bulb on the tree in memory of or in honor of a loved one. Donations and names should be sent to Paulette Rogers, 518 Perron Hill, Glover, VT 05839.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
9TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST KINGDOM CRAFT FAIR
The 9th Annual Northeast Kingdom Craft Fair, featured on https://bestthingsvt.com, will be held on Saturday, November 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Moose Lodge on Portland Street in St. Johnsbury. Vendors will be selling handcrafted items. Enjoy some lunch or homemade baked goods as well as raffle and auction items, where the proceeds will benefit a local family battling pancreatic cancer. For more information, contact Carolyn at [email protected], or visit Facebook @NortheastKingdomCraftFair!
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 horseshoes every Tuesday at 6:30 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.
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.
BARTON UNITED CHURCH
United Church of Christ & United Methodist Church — Part of the Lake Region Parish. There will be no worship service on November 29. For any questions, call (802) 525-3607.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN ISLAND POND
The phone number for the Calvary Baptist Church in Island Pond has changed to (802) 487-0229.
GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH
Glover Community Church & West Glover Congregational Church — Part of the Lake Region Parish. There will be no worship service on November 29. 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. Open 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
MAC Center for the Arts: Open hours for October and November are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. 158 Main St, Newport. (802) 334-1966. www.maccenterforthearts.com. Currently on exhibit: Big & Small works by John Rowe and Bradleigh Stockwell. Watercolor painting with Mary downstairs on Thursdays 2 to 4 p.m. Drop in, free sessions, some supplies/bring your own, social distancing and masks please.
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.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
The Parker Pie Gallery located at 161 County Road, West Glover. (802) 525-3366.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open for curbside services only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 525-6524 or email [email protected] with your requests.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
14 Depot Street, Lyndonville. (802) 626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org. Birth-5 Storytime - Tuesdays via zoom at 10 a.m. To register and receive the link, please email [email protected]. Online storytime will be offered through December 22. Play in the Park – Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Bandstand Park weather permitting, no registration required. Meet at 10:30 at the Bandstand through December 16. Constitution Tuesdays – Examining the Constitution online class via Zoom for homeschoolers, grades 4 and up through December 8. To sign up, please email [email protected]. Cobleigh Board of Trustees Meeting - December 12 at 6:00 p.m. 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]. Foyer service is available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Only one person at a time allowed in foyer and must wear a mask. Patrons may not enter past the foyer. Visit limited to under 15 minutes, even if no one else is waiting to come inside. Book returns should go in the return box in the foyer. For full details, visit www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. Hours: Tuesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Story time is Tuesday at 10:30 on the lawn. 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. For more information, call the library at (802) 766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook page.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Road, Glover. Open for curbside services only on Tuesday and Thursday noon to 5 p.m. Call 525-4365 or email [email protected] with your requests.
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 be 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 their 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.