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. Events are also listed online at www.bartonchronicle.com/events.
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.
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.
ORLEANS AMERICAN LEGION POST #23 BREAKFAST BUFFET CANCELED
The American Legion Post #23 Breakfast Buffet has been canceled until further notice due to Covid-19.
ALBANY METHODIST CHURCH HARVEST DINNER AND NOVEMBER SALE CANCELED
The Albany Methodist Church harvest dinner and November sale have been canceled for this year.
GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Glover Community Church 13th annual golf tournament will be held Saturday, September 26 at the Barton Golf Club. Hole-in-one prizes sponsored by Hayes Ford are 2020 Eco Sport, 5 day Carnival Cruise, and golf clubs (driver, 3+5 woods). $40 per person. For more information and to register, call Paulette Rogers at (802) 525-3050. 518 Perron Hill. Glover, VT 05839
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 September 16 – 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].
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
LETTER WRITING TO GET OUT THE VOTE
Letter writing to get out the vote, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Greater Barton Arts Center, 396 Main Street in Barton. Join your neighbors to encourage voters in key swing states to vote in the general election, November 3. Materials of envelopes, pens, stamps, names and addresses of recipients and snacks provided; for more information contact Ellen Mass 802-525-8884. Socially distanced and masked event.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
NIGHT SKY AT GREATER BARTON ARTS
Night Sky 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Greater Barton Arts, 396 Main Street in Barton. Join a group of “stargazers” for an informative session in this series of classes led by Frank Fischer. Call Adrien at 525-3740 for more information. Socially distanced and masked event.
SATURDAY, SEPTMBER 19
A CRITICAL BALANCE: OPENING RECEPTION AT HCA
An opening for Critical Balance will be held at Highland Center for the Arts on Saturday, September 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. Eight New England artists have gathered to paint and exhibit a selection of species that are listed as endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List. Several of the pieces focus on Vermont species. The intent of this exhibit, which will be on display from September 11 to November 22, is to use art to inspire and educate in ways that will reach beyond statistics, policy, and politics.
MORGAN’S NEW NEWPORT AMBULANCE STATION OPEN HOUSE
There will be an open house of the new Newport Ambulance Station in Morgan on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 8437 Rte. 111 in Morgan.
CANINE ASSOCIATION “LAWN ENFORCEMENT” RAFFLE IN NEWPORT
The Lawn Enforcement Raffle will be held on Saturday, September 19, starting at 11 a.m. at Newport Farm and Garden’s open house to celebrate the business’ twentieth anniversary on 1376 East Main Street. The Canine Association “Lawn Enforcement” Raffle Fundraiser, to raise money to purchase new protective vests for police K9s throughout the state. This event will be held on Saturday, September 19, starting at 11 a.m. K9 demonstrations will be held
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
ORLEANS SNOWSTORMERS ANNUAL MEETING
The Orleans Snowstormers snowmobile club will hold its Annual Meeting election of officers and directors on Tuesday, September 22, at 7 p.m., at the residence of Raymond Rodrigue, 48 Natural Hill, in Coventry. For more info or directions, call (802) 334-6179.All members are welcome.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
ALEXANDER TWILIGHT DAY
Wednesday, September 23 is Alexander Twilight Day at the Old Stone House Museum. Mr. Twilight was the first African American to serve in a state legislature and to graduate from a United States college (Middlebury). Mr. Twilight’s father, a freed Black man, fought in the Revolutionary War. Details can be found at https://oldstonehousemuseum.org/alexander-twilight-day/.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
4TH WESTMORE MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE
NorthWoods Stewardship Center is pleased to host the 4th Westmore Mountain Challenge, on Saturday, September 26. This event, permitted by the VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation, will traverse the trails on Moose Mountain, Mount Hor, Mount Pisgah, Haystack Mountain, and Bald Mountain, with some hikers continuing along Mad Brook Road, Westmore Road, Hudson Road, VT Rte. 105 and 10-Mile Square Road to complete the full 26-mile marathon length course. Limited openings are available, as well as volunteer opportunities both on and off the trail, for those who would like to participate. This year additional safety precautions will be taken to ensure compliance with the State of Vermont’s Covid-19 guidelines. Visit northwoodscenter.org to learn more and register. To participate as a volunteer, please contact NorthWoods Stewardship Center at (802) 723-6551 or [email protected].
NEK PLEIN AIR PAINTERS PAINT-OUT FOR PEEPERS
The NEK Plein Air Painters invite people to come see painters at work in Barton Village on September 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. An exhibition of the season’s paintings will be on display at Greater Barton Arts from 2 to 4 p.m. All area artists are invited to join in painting at Crystal Lake, the falls in the Brick Kingdom, and the village center. There will be refreshments and artists on hand to talk about their work. For more information and to register, call Adrien at (802) 525-3740 or visit greaterbartonarts.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
17TH ANNUAL BEN’S MILL RUBBER DUCKY DERBY
The 17th Annual Ben’s Mill Rubber Ducky Derby fundraiser will take place on Saturday, October 3 at Ben’s Mill, 2236 West Barnet Road, Barnet. Ducks swim at 11 a.m. Prizes can be viewed at www.bensmill.com/events. They will also be on display under the tent at the derby. The winners will be called and asked to come to the mill on Sunday to pick up their prize. Ducks can be rented by sending contact information and money to Ben’s Mill, PO Box 50, Barnet, VT 05821, at the Barnet Village Library or at West Barnet Quick Stop. $5 per duck; a quack pack of 5 ducks for $20; or a paddling of 26 ducks for $100. Social distancing and masks required. Food vendor: Barnet Trail Blazers. Music by the Kowel Family.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY COMMUNITY YARD SALE
The Dailey Memorial Library will host a community yard sale on the green in front of the North Country Union Junior High School in Derby on Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each space is $25 and participants can sell whatever they choose. The event will observe social distancing guidelines, and ask that all sellers have face coverings. Please call the Dailey Memorial Library at (802) 766-5063, to reserve a space.
ALBANY METHODIST CHURCH FALL SALE
This year’s Albany Methodist Church Fall Sale will take place on Saturday, October 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church lawn. The luncheon menu includes homemade beef stew, corn chowder, corn bread, and local pies. Food sale will include homemade donuts, baked beans, pies, fudge, homegrown relishes, pickles and much more. Attic treasures to include home goods, crafts, kitchen treasures, children’s clothes, games and something for all. Please bring your mask. Plastic gloves for handling clothes will be available to keep everyone safe. The harvest dinner and November sale have been canceled for this year.
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 Community Seed Exchange at the Barton Public Library is operating out of a member’s house. These free seeds are donated by seed companies and are mostly heirloom and open-pollinated, never GMO. Those interested can request the latest inventory and order form by emailing [email protected] Those who have extra seeds to spare that are non-GMO and viable can donate them to the CSE to be given to area gardeners.
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. Reverend Evelyn Coupe. 10 a.m. Union Worship Service. 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.
DERBY LINE – FIRST UNIVERSALIST PARISH
First Universalist Parish of Derby Line Welcome Back service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 20. St. J Jazz Band will provide music. Masks and social distancing required. All are welcome. The next will be on October 4.
GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH
Glover Community Church & West Glover Congregational Church — Part of the Lake Region Parish. Reverend Evelyn Coupe 10 a.m. Union Service Worship at Barton United Church. For questions, call (802) 525-3607.
OUR LADY FATIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH MASS
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Craftsbury will have their summer Masses on Saturdays at 6 p.m. For information on updated Mass protocols, go to www.vermoncatholic.org.
- 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.
CRAFTSBURY FARMERS MARKET
1422 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. Open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local farmers, fresh and prepared food producers, artists and crafters. SNAP/EBT accepted. Masks should be worn while shopping. Vendor booths will not be self-serve. Produce will be pre-packaged. Preorder in advance for pickup at site is available at www.craftsburyfarmersmarket.com.
GLOVER FARMERS MARKET
The Glover Farmers Market will take place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the first half hour from 11 to 11:30 a.m. reserved for higher risk customers. Pre-order phone and internet sales can be made through the links to vendors on Glover Farmers Market’s new website www.gloverfarmersmarket.org. Customers and vendors must wear masks and maintain six feet of distance from all others with ten customers allowed within the vending area. Hand sanitizer dispensers at the market’s access and exit points, masks provided for those without, and regular cleaning of surfaces. To learn more please visit www.nofavt.org. Vendor applications are available by contacting [email protected]
HARDWICK FARMERS MARKET
The Hardwick Farmers Market is held every Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Atkins Field, Hardwick.
NEWPORT FARMERS MARKETS
The Newport Farmers Market is opened Saturdays through October 17, and Wednesdays through October 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 246 Causeway, rain or shine. Community and vendor safety is first, masks are highly recommended. EBT and debit cards accepted. Farm-to-family coupon site. Crop cash coupons available. For more information, call (802) 274-8206, or (802) 334-6858.
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.
GREATER BARTON ARTS
The Greater Barton Arts Center will hold several evening art history discussions and video presentations. Initially these discussions will focus on artists, Vincent van Gogh and Henri Matisse. The programs will be socially distanced and masked, outdoors at 396 Main Street in Barton. All are welcome. For times and details, see the GBA website www.greaterbartonarts.com or call (802) 525-3740.
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. The Shippee Family Eye Care Butterfly House contains native species and flowering plants. 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
Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. by reservation only. For more information, go to highlandartsvt.org. Wonderland Exhibition: Wander in Wonderland at HCA’s Trail with a Tale. Meander through the meadow and meet the White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat and others in HCA’s new outdoor sculpture walk through October 4. Critical Balance exhibition of Eight New England artists paintings of species that are listed as endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List is on display from through November 22.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966 www.maccenterforthearts.com. Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On exhibit: Big & Small (or, Beethoven & Audrey). Two of MAC’s artists present a mixed media exhibition. Bradleigh Stockwell’s photographs using earlier methods and vintage cameras, as well as sculpted panels and oil painting, along with John Rowe’s work from portraits to landscape and much more.
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] “About What Remains”, works by Sharon Kenney Biddle will be on display October 1 through November 21.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
The Parker Pie Gallery is showing Cathy Dellinger: Imagined & Real. Watercolors inspired by the flow of water and color through September 29. Located at 161 County Road, West Glover. (802) 525-3366.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Barton Public Library is now open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Only three patrons at a time.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
70 Depot Street, Lyndonville. Curbside service – Call in request at (802) 626-5475, or email [email protected], or place a hold through the catalog with a library card number. Once the request is ready, the library staff will call. Pick up hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between noon and 4 p.m.
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. (802) 525-4365. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from noon to 5 p.m.
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. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. Contact the library for additional information.
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.
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