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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].


CANCELLATION

YARD SALE ON THE GLOVER GREEN CANCELED
Glover Ambulance has received no vendor requests for the Village Wide Yard Sale on the Glover Green for Saturday, June 26, so the event is canceled. However, a pop-up vaccination clinic will be on the green from 9 to 11 a.m.


THURSDAY, JUNE 24

2ND ANNUAL JAY FOCUS GROUP SUPER TAG SALE
The 2nd Annual Jay Focus Group Super Tag Sale Plus Fundraiser will be held on June 24, 25, 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 197 Beadle Hill Road in Jay off Route 242. Something for all ages plus, 50/50 Super Raffle, $25 Lucky Draw, vendors – VT Feel Good Co., Adirondack Chair by Ripley Point Chairs and Chain Saw Sculpture by Mountainside Sculpture & Design. Visit www.jayfocusgp.com for info and directions.

WATERCOLOR FOR ADULTS IN BARTON
Watercolor painting for adults from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, with Bonnie Woodfor-Potter at the Greater Barton Arts Center, 396 Main Street, Barton (across from the Post Office). Free for members – $10/session for non-members. For more information, email [email protected].


FRIDAY, JUNE 25

KIDS’ FRIDAY TO GO AT THE OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM
Join the Old Stone House each Friday starting June 25, for a weekly free lunch from Green Mountain Farm to School, lesson plan and take-home heritage activity kit for prekindergarten to sixth grade aged children. On certain days there will be socially distanced table displays highlighting pieces from the collections and theme demonstrations for children to take a closer look at. All completely FREE. The curriculum will include resources, lesson plans, suggested activities and activity guides intentionally developed to build students’ skills and knowledge in an informal, engaging manner. Available to all children in the Northeast Kingdom.! Pickup is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from June 25 through August 13. (Please note: there is a limited number of kits. First-come, first-served.) Additional activities will be hosted onsite August 20 and 27. No registration needed. For more information, visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org/kidsfriday.


AMISH BENEFIT BBQ CHICKEN DINNER
The Brownington Amish community will hold a benefit chicken barbecue dinner on Friday, June 25, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at 91 Old Cemetery Lane, Brownington, at Arnold’s Rescue indoor arena. Seating inside and out – takeout meals available.  Proceeds to benefit the medical care costs to repair Baby Levi’s multiple heart defects at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Future benefit dinners will be held on the last Friday of each month through September 24.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF ISLAND POND RUMMAGE SALE
The First Congregational Church will be holding a rummage sale on Friday, June 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday, June 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Mountain Street in Island Pond.  There will also be a food sale on Saturday.

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL IN WEST BURKE
Dinner, dessert, music and dancing in West Burke Village park on Friday, June 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. for pizza, BBQ and strawberry shortcake. The Runaway Tomato food truck and Smokin’ Somethin’ BBQ will be available. Shortcake is $5 per serving with proceeds to benefit the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce. Local favorites, Tritium Well will be performing and dancing is encouraged. Kingdom Trails will also be at the event with maps, trail info and pedal powered smoothies. One Burke will also be there with info and updates on current projects. The park is on Route 5A in West Burke Village (across the street from Aldrich’s Store). For more info, visit the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce facebook page, www.burkevermont.com or email [email protected].

MUSIC JAM IN DERBY LINE
There will be a music jam held on Friday, June 25, at the Derby Line Village Hall in Derby Line, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. All levels of singers and musicians are welcome. Admission $3 each. Free refreshments. For more information, please call Jim and Kitty at (802) 766-2730. Proceeds go to music, auto-tech, and welding scholarships for students from Lake Region and North Country Union High Schools.

OPEN MIC NIGHT IN BARTON
Open Mic Night at the Greater Barton Arts Center, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 25, music, spoken word, comedy, poetry, etc. Bring something original, or from someone else. Rounds of five minutes per participant. All are welcome. BYO. 396 Main Street in Barton (across from the Post Office). For more information, email [email protected].

HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS STREET PERFORMER SERIES
Performing at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25 at Highland Center for the Arts is Cate Great. Cate blends high-end circus with unique comedy. Trained at The Quebec Circus School Cate is a seventeen-year veteran of circus stage and street.  At 6:30 pm every Friday in June a different world-touring street performer will take to the Highland Center for the Arts’ outdoor stage with a rocking all-ages circus and comedy show! Admission is free but advance registration is encouraged. Box office, (802) 533-2000 or www.highlandartsvt.org.


SATURDAY, JUNE 26

CRAFTSBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT BARBECUE
The Craftsbury Fire Department will be holding a chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. Pre-order reservations only. Drive through pickup at the station. Full dinner $15 includes half chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, roll and butter. Just chicken (1/2 or 1/4) $10. Cash, check or credit card accepted. For reservations call Bruce Urie at (802) 755-6713 or Eric Britton at (802) 586-9943.

CONCERT FOR DEVENEY
The NEK is coming together to support Deveney Choquette, who has given so much to the community over the years, with a full day of live music, food and celebration. As many of you know, Deveney underwent a bone marrow transplant a few months back. This concert will be giving 100% of the proceeds to Deveney to help with her mounting medical expenses. The event will be held on Saturday, June 26 at the Barton Fairgrounds from 1 to 9 p.m. Admission $10. Tickets can be bought the day of the event at the gate or pre-buy Online at https://checkout.square.site/buy/MAE5MWMZXQAUFZAHTGNVYJLR (Print out the email confirmation to bring to the gate the day of the event to claim the tickets.) Beer tent with live music by Marc Heymann from 1 to 2 p.m. Main stage music from 2 to 9 p.m. features Tod Pronto Trio, Raized On Radio, Mark Shelton, The Otherside, and Foozle. Fireworks to follow at dusk.

BARTON VILLAGE WIDE YARD SALE
The Barton village wide yard sale will be held on June 26. Buy stuff, sell stuff from  8 a.m. to  4 p.m.  Register for a free location on the map. Go to www.villagewideyardsale.com or call (802) 525-0084.  Maps will be available June 26 at many local stores.

SPECIAL PRAYER SERVICE IN TROY
A silver rose on a nine-month pilgrimage will be the centerpiece of a special prayer service at St. Andre Bessette Parish in Troy on June 26, at 3:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by Fr. Meany-Fr. St. Onge Knights of Columbus Council 7943 to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe and express both international unity and dedication to the sanctity of human life.

GLOVER POP-UP VACCINATION CLINIC
Glover Ambulance Squad will be holding a pop-up vaccination clinic on the green in Glover from 9-11 on Saturday, June 26.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30

SIGN PAINTING IN BARTON
Paint a 5′ porch “Leaner” sign with Beth Bigelow on June 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Greater Barton Arts Center, 396 Main Street, Barton. $35 all materials included. For more information, email [email protected] or text Dee McDowell at (802) 535-5122.  Limited space.


SATURDAY, JULY 3

ISLAND POND PARADE
The July 3 Island Pond Parade will start at 11 a.m. will be forming at the Catholic Church. The theme is Island Pond of Yesteryear. This is part of a weekend-long celebration of events. (386) 481-8328, parade chairman.


SUNDAY, JULY 4

THE HARRY CORROW FREEDOM RUN
The Harry Corrow Freedom Run, will be held on July 4. Distances at Freedom range from 10 miles, 10 km, 5 km to 1 mile on the Newport-Derby Bike Path and Memphremagog Trails.  The run is hosted by Kingdom Games, with the support of Newport City Parks and Recreation and Memphremagog Trails. The Get NEKedVT campaign has included Kingdom Games events in its Actively NEKed Adventure Series, where one can earn stickers, T-shirts, and even a two-night stay at the Burke Mountain Hotel or the Hotel Jay. It’s all part of Newport’s annual July Fourth Celebration with fireworks and more. Online registration remains open through July 1st, 2021. This year to honor the memory of our beloved Recreation Director, Harry Corrow. Harry Corrow (9/9/1955 – 2/24/2006) served as Newport’s Recreation Department Director for decades. He was respected and beloved in the community and in the broader parks and recreation community around New England. He suffered from severe depression and took his own life, leaving his wife and their two sons.  The hope is to quietly but firmly raise awareness on the prevalence of depression, its serious downdraft on the community, and the value of reaching out to others who may be in distress. 20% of all fees will be donated  and additional donations which can be made at www.namivt.org.will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Vermont.

INDEPENDENCE DAY DEMO DERBY
The postponed Memorial Day Demolition Derby is all set to return on Sunday, July 4 at the Orleans County Fair Grounds in Barton. The event will be featuring demos for four-cylinder cars, a pickup truck and SUV combined class, and a women’s only four-cylinder demo. Entry blanks can be found of the fair website at www.orleanscountyfair.net, and throughout the area at various stores and businesses. The starting time will be announced on the website in the very near future. For information on this demo, to register a vehicle and reserve a number or info on the main demo scheduled for Sunday, September 12 at 1 p.m., contact Dick Therrien at (802) 274-8823. No checks are accepted, enter by credit card, VISA and MasterCard, until Thursday, July 1 at noon, or register the day of at the fairgrounds.

BARBECUE PULLED PORK DINNER IN PEACHAM
There will be a takeout only barbecue pulled pork dinner on Sunday, July 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Peacham Congregational Church. Menu: barbecue pulled pork, potato salad, coleslaw, applesauce, strawberry shortcake and a beverage. This is a benefit for the church. Donation suggested: Over 12 $12, 3-7 $7, under 3 free. Reservations encouraged by calling Ann Goss at (802) 684-3386 or Marilyn Magnus at (802) 592-3320.

WILLOUGHBY LAKE BOAT PARADE
There will be a boat parade on Willoughby Lake on July 4. No registration is required. Assemble at Crescent Beach at 2:30 p.m. with your boat decorated or not. Most patriotic boat wins a prize. Parade casts off at 3 p.m. for more information, visit www.westmoreassociation.org.


TUESDAY, JULY 6

KIDS BIKE EVENT IN GREENSBORO
The Greensboro Free Library is planning a bike event for kids ages 4 to12 on Tuesday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Greensboro Bend playground for a bike themed storytime, a bike safety lesson with Local Motion and a helmet fitting for those who need a helmet that fits correctly. Following will be a group bike ride to David Ducharme’s lot (across from Smith’s Store) for an obstacle course. Everyone is welcome to this free event. No need to pre-register, however if a helmet is needed email Emily Purdy, Youth Services Librarian, at [email protected]  for planning purposes. In case of rain, call the library at 533.2531 to find out if it’s still happening.


PREREGISTRATION

GLOVER PIONEER CAMP
Glover Pioneer Day Camp has room for more campers.  Camp this year will be held June 28 to July 2.  For more information and to sign up, visit www.gloverpioneercamp.com.  Any questions call Betsy or Randy at (802) 525-4051.

TEEN NATURE ACADEMY
Youths interested in Vermont’s forests, lakes and natural habitats can learn more at a free day-long program co-sponsored by University of Vermont Extension 4-H and the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Natural Resources Management Academy will take place on July 17 (rain date: July 24) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Green Mountain Conservation Camp at Buck Lake in Woodbury. Anyone entering Grades 7-12 in the fall may attend. Both lunch and dinner are included. Expert-led, hands-on workshops will provide in-the-field exploration of aquatic ecology, forestry, plants in a changing climate and watershed science. Participants also will engage in fun team-building activities and the Pollination Game, an exercise to enhance knowledge about climate change. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. To register, go to https://go.uvm.edu/4h-sos. If requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate, please contact Lauren Traister, 4-H Teen and Leadership Program coordinator, at [email protected] or (802) 888-4972 by July 1. Teens with a passion for science also should check out the Summer of Science series. The workshops, all offered for free, provide an in-depth look at topics ranging from herpetology and plant biology to rocketry and microbes. Details and registration can be at https://go.uvm.edu/4h-sos.

NORTH COUNTRY YOUTH CHORUS IS OFFERING A CHORUS CAMP
The North Country Youth Chorus is offering a Chorus Camp open to any students entering grades 4 to 8 with all levels of experience. The camp will be held on Monday, August 16 through Friday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Union Baptist Church on Route 5 in Waterford. Activities will feature singing, movement, the development of musicianship skills and games. Up-to-date COVID protocols will be followed. This is a free program sponsored by the North Country Chorus in partnership with Catamount Film and Arts. For more information and to register for the Chorus Camp, contact [email protected]

TIME TRAVELER’S DAY CAMPS
Registration now open for Time Traveler’s Day Camps at Old Stone House Museum and Historic Village. 7-to-12-year-old children can get to know one of Vermont’s most remarkable native sons at the Old Stone House Museum and Historic Village July 19-23 or 26-30. Sign up to travel back in time to explore the important life and times of Alexander Lucius Twilight. Camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Parents are encouraged to join after a half day of camp on Fridays to take a tour of their child’s work. All camp days will include hands-on activities in theater, heritage arts, blacksmithing, outdoor adventures, cooking, live animals, country store, agriculture, gardening, animal husbandry and more. Camp will be held in person this year with COVID-19 precautions in place (including two separate camp sessions being held to keep student-to-teacher ratios low). For questions or to sign up, please visit http://OldStoneHouseMuseum.org/time-travelers-day-camps, or email Dana Karuza at [email protected].


VIRTUAL

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LECTURE SERIES
The Environmental Law Center at Vermont Law School (VLS) hosts it annual Hot Topics in Environmental Law summer lecture series with lectures discussing current issues in environmental law and policy. The lectures hosted by VLS faculty and invited experts will take place on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. through August 5. Topics to be covered range from renewable energy and how recent changes in the presidency and Supreme Court have impacted environmental law, to the need for a national food strategy and the legal status of chickens. Free and open to the public, the lectures will be streamed virtually on vermontlaw.edu/live  and on Facebook Live. To see a list dates and of topics, go to vermontlaw.edu/live. Vermont Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is available.

AGRICULTURAL CLEAN WATER INITIATIVE PROGRAM LUNCH & LEARN
A “Lunch and Learn” webinar on Monday, June 28 will provide farmers with an opportunity to learn more about the Agricultural Clean Water Initiative Program (Ag CWIP). Tony Kitsos and Zac Smith, University of Vermont (UVM) Extension farm business advisors, will lead the session, which will run from noon to 1 p.m. Required Agricultural Practices, types of farms and examples of water quality improvements and farmers’ experiences with water quality projects will be covered. Also reviewed will be technical and financial assistance programs to implement similar improvements on farms and how to apply. The webinar is free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. To register, go to https://go.uvm.edu/cwiprogram. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, contact Zac Smith at (802) 524-6501, ext. 446. A second webinar will be offered on Aug. 18 at noon. “Grant Preparedness for Clean Water Improvements on the Farm” will focus on the steps and processes to successfully assess, finance, implement and manage a water quality improvement project on the farm. Details will be available closer to that date.


FARMERS MARKETS

CRAFTSBURY FARMERS’ MARKET
The Craftsbury Farmers’ Market open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and every Saturday until October 2 offering locally produced food and crafts and there will be many new vendors offering products that have not been available at our market before. Free family-friendly entertainment every Saturday and special events throughout the season. For more details, visit www.CraftsburyFarmersMarket.com.

GLOVER FARMERS MARKET
Glover Village Green on Route 16. Open Sundays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through September 26. Local produce, fresh seafood, arts and crafts, farm products, live music, Bread & Puppet banners and prints. Flea market the last Sunday of the month. For more info, go to www.gloverfarmersmarket.org.

HARDWICK FARMERS MARKET
Atkins Field, 140 Granite Street, Hardwick. Open Fridays through October 8 from 3 to 6 p.m.

NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET
246 Causeway across from Waterfront Plaza, Newport. Open Saturdays through October 16 and Wednesdays through October 13. Rain or shine. EBT and debit cards accepted. Farm-to-family coupon site. Crop Cash coupons available. For more info, call (802) 274-8206 or (802) 334-6858.


ONGOING

AL-ANON
Troubled by someone else’s drinking or drug use?  Attend an Al-Anon meeting.  Personal anonymity, as well as confidentiality of members sharing in the program, creates a safe place to get help. Virtual and live meeting dates and times are listed on the VT Al-Anon website:  www.vermontalanonalateen.org.   The website includes local and statewide meetings. There is an in-person meeting weekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Orleans-Essex VNA & Hospice, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport.

ALBANY (FREE) FOOD SHARE AND EVERYONE EATS PROGRAM MEAL DISTRIBUTION
Occurs every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Albany Town Hall, Route 14.  No matter where you live, if cost increases are affecting the ability to feed your family, or if it’s only a few items needed call (802) 323-1517. Nutritious meals are prepared by local vendors. If you live in Albany or Irasburg and are physically unable to come pick up a Food Share or meal, delivery can be arranged.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
If you think you have a problem and would like help, Alcoholics Anonymous is available during this time of COVID-19. Virtual meetings dates and times are listed at Vermont Area 70 website: https://aavt.org. Click on blue virtual meeting links or call the NEK area confidential hotline at (802) 334-1213.

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 p.m. on Thursdays. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

BARTON SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS
A free “to go” lunch will be available for all kids beginning June 21and continuing through July 30, from 11 a.m. to noon, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, at the Barton Public Library. First come, first served. Adults may pick up to go meals without children present. For more information, please call (802) 540-5163 or email inquiries to [email protected].

BOBBIN MILL PLAYERS MUSIC JAMS
The Bobbin Mill Players will be having a music jam every Wednesday morning  at the St. Ignatius Parish Hall, in Lowell from 8 to 11 a.m.  All levels of singers and musicians welcome. Admission $3 each. Refreshments available. For more information, please call Amy and Lyle at (802) 334-2419. Proceeds benefit local charities.

BREAD AND HAND PUPPET FREE SOURDOUGH GIVEAWAY
Every Friday Bread and Puppet will be distributing fresh sourdough bread and hand puppets free of charge, from 1 to 2 p.m., in front of the theater farmhouse at 753 Heights Road, Glover.  Signs are posted to guide you through the drive-thru, and social distancing and mask wearing are required. Email  [email protected] or call (802)525-3031 with questions.

COMMUNITY SEED EXCHANGE AT THE BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Community Seed Exchange (CSE) at the Barton Public Library is open to help with your gardening needs. The CSE is a public service of the Barton Public Library, which provides free seeds to gardeners in the Northeast Kingdom for vegetables, herbs and flowers. Seeds are available during library hours, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Requests can also be sent to [email protected]. Many varieties of seeds are available. If you are a seed saver or if you have a surplus of purchased seeds donations are welcome. GMO seeds are not accepted or distributed. For questions, email [email protected] or visit Facebook.

CRAFTSBURY CHAMBER PLAYERS SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
July 14-August 19 – Inside concerts held at Hardwick Town House and Elley-Long Music Center. Outside concerts held at Craftsbury Common, South Burlington Field, Plainfield Recreational Field. Pop-up children’s mini concerts. For dates/times/programs, visit www.craftsburychamberplayers.org, 800-639-3443, Facebook, Front Porch Forum. No tickets, by donation.

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 between 5 and 6 p.m., at the Caledonia Grange, 88 East Church Street in East Hardwick.  For questions or to arrange delivery, call (802) 472-8987 or email [email protected].

GREATER BARTON ARTS
Night Sky with Frank Fischer — observe, sketch, write and discuss the amazing universe. Wednesday weekly event starting June 30 meets from  6:30 to 8 P.M.  Art History Video and Discussion with Ellen Mass: Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 P.M. Selected famed artists will be spotlighted for video and discussion each week staring July 1. Both are free to GBA members; $10 non-members.  For more info, email [email protected]. 396 Main Street, Barton.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS – TROY
All you can eat breakfast every third Sunday 8 to 11 a.m. to benefit families in need. All you can eat for $9. Kids under five are free. St. Andre Bessette Parish, Troy Church Hall, 130 South Pleasant St., Troy. Sponsored by Council 7943. For more information, contact (802) 673-7510 or (802) 323-2470.

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
VFW Post #798 located at 141 Central Street, Newport. Regular meetings are held the 2nd Sunday of the month at 6:05 p.m. Pub Night – Thursday nights takeout only from 5:30 p.m. -7:30.p.m. Please visit Facebook-VFW POST 798 Auxiliary to view the menu. Call (802) 334-7717 after 4:30 p.m. to put in your order. Cash sale only, no ATM available.

WALK-IN COVID VACCINE CLINIC
Walk-in COVID Vaccine Clinic at North Country Hospital 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please enter through front door of hospital for directions to clinic. No appointment necessary.

WESTMORE TREASURES SHOP
The Treasures Shop is open for the summer on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. located in the old town building across from the fellowship hall in Westmore.  There are many nice items available. Donations accepted when the shop is open of used and not abused items and no electronic equipment. Bake sales will be held on the last Saturday of each month with all homemade items available. Proceeds benefit Westmore Church community projects.


CHURCH NOTIFICATIONS

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN ISLAND POND
30 Paradis Mountain Road, Island Pond. (802) 487-0229. Pastor Ian R. Gilpatric.

GREEN MOUNTAIN BIBLE CHURCH OF ISLAND POND
567 Route 105 West. (802) 723-6143 or Pastor Neal at (802) 754-2396. Sunday services 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday service at 6 p.m. Family fun night Friday at 6 p.m. Community Closet: Gently used children & adult clothing is open Tuesday & Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food Distribution is the third Monday, at 4:30 p.m. or during Closet hours. “Christmas in July” walkthrough the Bible, live nativity on Friday, July 2, from 6-8 p.m.

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.

LAKE REGION PARISH –
BARTON UNITED CHURCH, GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH
& WEST GLOVER CHURCH
10 a.m. Union Service at the West Glover Congregational Church for the month of June. Masks, social distancing, and signing in required. For questions, call Rev. Evelyn Coupe (802) 525-3607.

MOST HOLY TRINITY PARISH
Barton, Orleans and Irasburg. Mass times: Saturday at 4 p.m. at St. Theresa’s in Orleans; Sunday at 8:15 a.m. at St. John Vianney in Irasburg, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s in Barton; Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s in Barton; 10 a.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Maple Lane Nursing Home; and 10 a.m. every third Friday at Union House Nursing Home.

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
Sunday worship at 9 a.m. in the dining room with access to ventilation. Masks, social distancing, and signing in required. If interested in receiving worship service by mail or email, please email [email protected] or leave a message at (802) 754-6486. The Orleans Community Food Shelf continues to operate each Monday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a prepacked bag distribution. Free “Everyone Eats” meals are available for pickup on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH
Summer Masses will be at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Craftsbury on Saturdays at 6 p.m. For information on updated Mass protocols, go to www.vermontcatholic.org/covid-19.

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
Sunday services available in person/at church at 10:15 a.m. Please respect all applicable COVID 19 measures. Easter service and regular Sunday services are also available on YouTube.com at Vermont Country Pastor. Contact Pastor Mark Heinrichs for more information at (802) 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.

WESTMORE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Church service on Sunday, June 27, with Mary Hoadley, MID, officiating. The service will begin at 9 a.m. and be held in the church. There will be special music during the service with Mark Violette, organist and choir leader. Refreshments and coffee available. On Facebook and online at WestmoreCommunityChurch.com.


GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

CATAMOUNT ARTS
15 Eastern Ave, St Johnsbury, VT, (802) 748-2600. www.catamountarts.org.

CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association Barton Museum – Pierce House. An open house and the annual meeting will be held on Saturday, June 26. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the annual meeting held at 1 p.m. Summer hours will be 1 to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June 26 to August 29 or by appointment by calling (802) 525-3084. Brick Kingdom Park is open daylight hours.

FAIRBANKS MUSEUM
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-2372. Hours: 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.

GREATER BARTON ARTS
396 Main Street, Barton. Western Photographs by Barton resident Pete Cocoros til June 27. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 8 p.m. Starting June 24 art classes for children 7 and up 10 a.m. to noon and adults 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Drawing, painting, clay. Greater Barton Arts members free; $10/session non-members. For more information, visit [email protected]greaterbartonarts.com or call (802) 525-3740.

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, Poetry in Motion, a collection of poems by local writers, is on display. Now open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no admission charge for this exhibition.

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.

MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Rd., Glover. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. Visitors must wear masks, sanitize their hands, and practice social distancing. The museum is currently soliciting submissions for an upcoming exhibition featuring lists and notes, which will open on Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m. The Museum also invites community participation in the exhibit installation weekends.  To contribute to the exhibition, or for more information, contact Clare Dolan via the contact us form on the website. The deadline for submissions is June 6. Frayed Knot: the human art of tying and untying will remain on display through June.

NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS’ GUILD (BACKROOM GALLERY)
430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 4 Visions: paper as a Medium — the works of Carolyn Guest, Martha Elmes, J. Frase-White and Lian Brehm, showing May 1 through June 12.

OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM & HISTORIC VILLAGE
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. (802) 754-2022. www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org. Open Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with regular tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (walk-in tour requests accommodated as possible). The historic grounds, Alexander Twilight Educational Trail and free WiFi Hot Spot are open every day of the year. Questions? Email [email protected]

PARKER PIE GALLERY
The Parker Pie Gallery located at 161 County Road, West Glover. (802) 525-3366. Ils Oehry, Animal Barn Windows, paintings of animals showing through July 3.

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. Currently on display through May is a tribute show honoring Native American artist, Pete Miles, who died in February.


LIBRARIES

BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Hours: Monday 2 to 6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Curbside service is also available during those hours. Please call the library for more information or requests at (802) 525-6524. Story Time every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. through July 27. There will be a “takeaway” art project from Greater Barton Arts every week. The Green Mountain Farm to School Lunch Box will be at the library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide free, lunches for all kids up to eighteen. Lunch options will also be available for adults to purchase. The Barton library will be collaborating with the Barton Community Giving Garden for other activities including music, art, exploration, and gardening activities. For more information about these events, email [email protected] or [email protected].

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
Hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday 2  to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Curbside service is also available during those hours. Please call the library for more information or requests at (802) 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. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 6 p.m. with social distancing, mask requirement, and cleaning protocols in place. The Computer Lab will be limited to one person at a time. For more information call the library at (802) 744-8258.

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
Hours: Tuesday 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. to  2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  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 pickup 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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