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. Event listing should be emailed to [email protected].
WESTFIELD BLOOD DRIVE
Due to issues beyond their control, the American Red Cross has had to cancel the June blood drive in Westfield. All registered donors will be notified by phone or email. You may register now for the September 12 drive in Westfield. To register go to www.redcrossblood.org/give.html.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
LOWELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
The Lowell Historical Society Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the history room of the Lowell Town Offices, 2107 Vermont Route 100, in Lowell. It’s a catching up meeting, plus thinking about what’s next. Everyone welcome.
CHILDDREN’S BOOK READING IN GREENSBORO
On Thursday, May 19, 10:30 a.m., at the Greensboro Free Library Ariel Zevon will read The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone. Admission Free.
THURSDAY, MAY 19
NCUHS SPRING DANCE AND DRAMA CONCERT
North Country Union High School will present its spring dance and drama concert on Thursday, May 19 in the NCUHS auditorium. 5 p.m. Drama one acts. 7 p.m. Dance recital. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.
FRIDAY, MAY 20
CRAFTSBURY GREENSPACE, SPARK, AND GRACE OPEN HOUSE
Join in three days of reconnecting with neighbors and some favorite program spaces during the open house activities at the Craftsbury Greenspace, Spark, and GRACE. There will be new class and event calendars, fun activities, and new gallery shows. Craftsbury Greenspace – Friday, May 20, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. GRACE – Saturday, May 21, from noon to 7 p.m. open hours with gallery reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Spark – Sunday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come see updates to the GRACE gallery, pick up new summer class schedules, participate in free art projects, enjoy a gallery opening, become a Spark member, and hunt for fairies on the Craftsbury Greenspace trails.
SATURDAY, MAY 21
BIG TRUCK DAY AND CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL IN DERBY
The Dailey Memorial Library in Derby will be holding its “Big Truck Day and Children’s Festival” on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. outside the library. Kids can explore and climb into numerous trucks, including a fire truck, ambulance, crane, dump truck, and many more. The cost is $5 per child, under 12 months old free, and $15 maximum for families. Lawn games and obstacle courses will be offered. Call the library at 802-766-5063 with questions.
IRASBURG VILLAGE SCHOOL FUNDRAISER WALK
The Final Countdown is a walkathon to raise money for the end of year trip for the Irasburg Village School 8th graders. This event will take place on Saturday, May 21, on the Irasburg Common beginning at 1 p.m. Students will be completing 30 laps on the common (about 5 miles). While they are completing their laps there will be an opportunity to donate to the cause. For an extra donation you can purchase silly costume items and dress up students of your choosing while they walk. For another extra donation students will complete the laps in unusual ways such as hopping on one foot or three-legged race style. There will be food for sale for lunch, a bake sale as well as a 50/50 raffle. A clothing giveaway will also be happening at the town hall during this time.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM & HISTORIC VILLAGE GRAND OPENING
Join the Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village for opening day on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebrate with a free open house and ice cream. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will tell you about the museum’s collections and African American Alexander Lucius Twilight who built the Old Stone House. Call 802-754-2022 or find the details at www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org.
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Tomato plants, perennials, annual vegetable, and flower starts, houseplant divisions: these are some of the finds you might pick up at the Craftsbury Public Library annual plant sale. The sale will be held under the tent by the library on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Plants will be labeled and priced, and garden experts will be on hand to describe plants and offer advice for your garden. Plant donations will be accepted on Friday afternoon, May 20, and Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m. Any donated plants should be potted, watered, and free of weeds and pests. For more information, contact the library at 802-586-9683 or [email protected]
GROWING FOR THE FUTURE: PLANNING FOR SEED SAVING
Planning for this starts at planting time in the spring. Pam Kennedy who takes care of a seed library in Barton and will lead a workshop in the Grow Your Own series for those who want to learn to save some of their own seeds for next year. The workshop will be held in Craftsbury Common on May 21, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Simpson Hall, part of Sterling College. Grow Your Own workshops are free, but registration is required. Simpson Hall is across the North Craftsbury Road from the main office building at Sterling College, slightly north of the office. (Look for a sign.) Masks are required for this indoor workshop. Register for Growing for the Future, Planning for Seed Saving by emailing [email protected] or call 802-472-5940. Space is limited. Deadline for registration is May 18. To learn more about the workshop series, visit www.nourishhardwick.org/growyourown.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEERS MEETING
To strengthen Habitat for Humanity corps of volunteers for all critical home repair work they do in the Northeast Kingdom, an informational meeting will be held on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the United Church of Newport, 63 Third Street. Anyone interested in joining the organization in any capacity is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Current COVID guidelines will be observed. Registration is required. You can register at volunteersignup.org/X4789.
ALL-THINGS CHILDREN SWAP/GIVEAWAY IN IRASBURG
An All-things Children Swap/Giveaway will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Irasburg Town Hall. Drop off will be Friday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Everything will be free. There will be a huge assortment of gently used clothes, toys, bedding, infant furniture, etc. From infant up through high school. Any questions, call or text 802-673-6716.
The 2021 Dandelion Run will be held on Saturday, May 21. Each year offers a challenging half marathon run of 13.1 miles with less challenging options of 6.2, 4 and 2-mile run/walk/bike on dirt roads through the now world-famous Dandelion Fields of Morgan, Holland, and Derby. The run is held in memory and in honor of Terri Weed, supporting Umbrella, plus the advocacy and support for victims of violence. For more information and to register, visit www.kingdomgames.com.
AMISH BENEFIT AUCTION
A benefit auction will be held on Saturday, May 21 to help pay the medical bills for one of their family members. Baby Levi was born in the spring of 2021 with four severe heart defects. He requires multiple operations and extended hospitalization at Boston’s Children’s Hospital. The auction will be at Arnold’s Rescue Indoor Arena, 91 Old Cemetery Lane, Brownington, VT. The arena is heated. Bring your own chair. Food will be available. Donated auction items are being accepted. Contact the Millers at 3317 Schoolhouse Road, Brownington, VT 05860.
BENEFIT POUND AUCTION IN WEST BARNET
A Pound Auction will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 at the Lake View Grange Hall in West Barnet. How it works: bring a pound of anything you desire to the auction. It must be wrapped incognito in a bag, sack or whatever. Get your bidding number and bid on whatever you think you might want. It could be anything in the package. All proceeds from the event go to David’s House in Lebanon, New Hampshire. For more info, call Matt at 802-745-8176.
FRIDAY, MAY 27
FOURTH FRIDAY JAM SESSIONS IN DERBY LINE
Derby Line Jam Sessions will resume on Friday, May 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Derby Line Town Hall. These sessions occur every 4th Friday of the month. All music players are welcome. For more info, call Donna Perkins at 802-673-9101.
SATURDAY, MAY 28
OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND
Vermont artisans are opening their studios over Memorial Day weekend on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to take part in the 30th Anniversary of Vermont’s Spring Open Studio Weekend. All are invited. This is an opportunity to tour the spring landscape of Vermont to visit more than 150 art studios and galleries in towns statewide. Glass blowers, potters, metal workers, jewelers, weavers, painters, woodworkers, photographers, book artists, printmakers, felt makers, dyers, basket makers and rug hookers invite visitors to come into their creative workplaces, to discover, ask questions, and buy original artwork. Find info, maps, and images of artworks at www.vermontcrafts.com/visit-open-studio.
BROWNINGTON BEEKEEPERS MEETING
The Brownington Beekeepers Meeting will be held on May 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Old Stone House, 109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington.
SUNDAY, MAY 29
LAKE REGION UNION HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY DAY
LRUHS Community Day will be held on Sunday, May 29, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Region Union High School, 317 Lake Region Road, Orleans. 20 Family yard sale. Bake sale. Giant raffle with dozens of prizes. Sponsored by Lake Region Union National Honor Society and Lake Region Spanish Club . Proceeds to benefit the Halo Foundation and LRUHS 2023 Mexico Trip.
DEMO DERBY AT ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
A Demo Derby will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton. The pits will open at 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net or contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823 or by email at [email protected] For all tech questions, contact Bob Wright at 603-631-1833. Please no calls after 8 p.m.
ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
The Orleans County Fair Association Memorial Day celebration on Sunday, May 29 in Roaring Brook Park in Barton includes: 9 a.m. tractor pulls, noon gymkhana, and 6 p.m. truck pulls. For more info, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net or call 802-525-3555.
MONDAY, MAY 30
MEMORIAL DAY LUNCH IN ALBANY
A Memorial Day Lunch will be held at Albany Methodist Church, Route 14 in Albany at noon on Monday, May 30. Hamburgers, hot dogs, ham, homemade baked beans, macaroni and potato salads, homemade pies and beverages will be served. Adults $8; children $4. Veterans eat free.
ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
The Orleans County Fair Association Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 30 in Roaring Brook Park in Barton includes: 9 a.m. open horse show, 11 a.m. JP Pullers Lawn and Garden Pulls, 1 p.m. Treats and Treasures Vendor Fair, and 5 p.m. ETA concert. For more info, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net or call 802-525-3555.
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
VETERANS BENEFIT DANCE
A benefit dance will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Barton Memorial Building (former senior center), 17 Village Square. Come out and have a great time dancing to help support veterans. $5 donation per person. All money donated will be going to help veterans in need. There will be a 50/50 raffle. The event will be casual dress wear.
NEK HABITAT DANVILLE WORKSHOP
Opening day for new and returning Habitat for Humanity volunteers will be held on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to noon in Danville. This event is open to all new and returning volunteers: fill out the volunteer forms all at once, try out some new power tools, check out the tool trailer, and share a buffet lunch provided by the board of directors. Current COVID guidelines will be observed. Registration is required. Register at volunteersignup.org/KQDPH.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AT OLD STONE HOUSE
Join the community for the museum’s newest exhibit on disenfranchised people in the Northeast Kingdom on Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Old Stone House, 109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. For more info, visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
POCKET GARDEN TOUR IN ORLEANS
Donna and Liston Tatum welcome the public to visit and explore their beautifully designed and ever-expanding perennial gardens. Located within the village of Orleans, at 9 high street, the gardens are a park to delight the senses, with fragrant flowers and whispering sounds, all easily accessible with walkways made of stay mat. Called “Corona Gardens,” the park is a peaceful gem of terraced and landscaped perennial flower beds, fruit trees and raised garden beds. You will find a collection of rock gardens, statuary, wind chimes and a water feature. Come visit, stroll, take note of the hidden treasures. All the gardens are organic and are tidy for viewing pleasure. You will want to walk through more than once. Light refreshments. Suggested donation of $5. For more info, visit www.oldstonehousemuseum.org.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
DEMO DERBY AT ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
A Demo Derby will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 11 at the Orleans County Fairgrounds in Barton. The pits will open at 7 a.m. Features will start at 1 p.m. For more information, visit www.orleanscountyfair.net or contact Dick Therrien at 802-274-8823 or by email at [email protected] For all tech questions, contact Bob Wright at 603-631-1833. Please no calls after 8 p.m.
COMMUNITY MEALS & FOOD SHELVES
ALBANY FOOD SHARE
The Albany Food Share is open every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the entrance to the Albany Town Hall, Route 14. If the increase in the cost of almost everything is affecting your ability to feed your family healthy foods, please know that the Albany Food Share is open to all. Registration is not required. If you live in Albany or Irasburg and are physically unable to pick up a Food Share, delivery can be arranged by calling Nadine at 802-755-6703 or Hannah at 802-793-4642. The Albany Food Share is part of the Hardwick Food Pantry and the Vermont Food Bank.
ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH
The Orleans Community Food Shelf continues to operate each Monday morning from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a prepacked bag distribution. No sign up needed.
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 one lives, or financial standing. Anyone in need of food, please come. Each will receive a bag of groceries with additional food offerings if available.
TROY & AREA LIONS CLUB COMMUNITY/SENIOR MEALSITE
All are welcome to enjoy the weekly meal at the Westfield Community Center, 59 North Hill Road (at School Street). The meal is served at noon each Thursday. A $4 suggested donation is appreciated. To protect the health of senior citizens, as well as volunteer servers, the Troy and Area Lions Club, sponsors of the Westfield Mealsite Program, require that you be fully vaccinated to have a sit-down service. Otherwise, you are welcome to order a takeout meal and pick it up around 12:15. For pickup orders call 802-744-5466 after 10 a.m. on Thursday.
UNITED CHURCH OF NEWPORT
Every Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the food runs out. “Everyone Eats” Free to-go meals from local restaurants will be available in the parking lot of the United Church of Newport at 63 Third Street, on a first-come, first-served basis through July 1. Please wear a mask.
BROWNINGTON COMMUNITY MARKET
2531 Hinman Settler Road, Brownington. Follow signs to the arena. Open every Saturday beginning May 28 through October 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rain or shine. Under roof with fans and lights. No charge for space. Donation to Arnold’s Rescue Center appreciated. Amish doughnuts and baked goods, community handmade crafts, small handmade furniture, attic specials. For info call Bari Fischer at 239-872-7333.
HARDWICK FARMERS MARKET
Atkins Field, 140 Granite Street, Hardwick. Open Fridays through October 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. 3Squares VT customers can receive a match of up to $10 Crop cash per market day by using their EBT card at the market.
NEWPORT FARMER’S MARKET
The Newport Farmer’s Market opening every Saturday May 21 until October 15 and every Wednesday starting June 1 until October 12. Located on the causeway across from Waterfront Plaza between the North Country Chamber of Commerce Building and the 1-91 access road in Newport (exit 27). Rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything made or grown by local farmers and craftpersons. EBT and Debit cards accepted. Farm to family coupon site. Crop Cash coupons.
RECURRING SUMMER EVENTS
BREAD AND PUPPET SUMMER CIRCUSES
Our Domestic Resurrection Circus will be performed every Sunday from July 10 through August 28 at 753 Heights Road, Glover. Sideshows at 2 p.m. throughout the parking lot and in front of the pine forest. Circus at 3 p.m. in the circus ring. Pageant at 4:10 p.m. starting July 17 in the pageant field followed by guest performances throughout the summer by the dirt-floor cathedral. Tickets can be bought online at www.breadandpuppet.org for $10 or by donation at the entrance. No one turned away for lack of funds.
NEWPORT AREA VOLUNTEER BAND CONCERTS
The Newport Area Volunteer Band plays concerts every Thursday at 7 p.m.. starting June 23 to August 25 on the bandstand in Gardner Park. This is a free family event. Musicians are welcome to join. Rehearsals are at the North Country JUNIOR High School at 7 p.m. on Monday evenings. Rehearsals are encouraged, but not mandatory. For more information, contact Peter Storrings at [email protected].
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 St. Marks on Second Street in Newport.
For anyone who thinks they 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.
ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Newport (VT) Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group provides support and informative exchange with those caring for someone with dementia. Offered monthly, every 4th Tuesday, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Informal and confidential. Currently via Zoom but hope for a hybrid option (in-person). Contact Suzi at 802-673-9499 or [email protected] for access link or toll-free number to connect by phone.
AMERICAN LEGION POST #7 HARDWICK
51 North Main Street, Hardwick. Ongoing bingo every Monday night. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. The kitchen will be open serving a small menu until 8 p.m.
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.
BRIDGE CLUB – ARTHUR AIKEN DUPLICATE
The Arthur Aiken Duplicate Bridge Club meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at the Orleans Federated Church, 34 School St. For more info, contact Eric McCann at 802-988-4773 or Denny Lyster at 802-744-6839.
COMMUNITY SEED EXCHANGE AT THE BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Community Seed Exchange (CSE) is a free public service of the Barton Public Library and is committed to increasing the ability of home gardeners and homesteaders to provide their own food, to encourage locally adapted seed varieties, and to foster a community of sharing. It is open to all residents of the Northeast Kingdom and offers a wide assortment of vegetable, herb and flower seeds donated by many seed companies. The CSE is open during regular library hours: Mondays 2 to 6 p.m., Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, email the CSE at [email protected] or call the Barton Public Library at 802-525-6524 and ask for Pam.
The Northeast Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meets every third Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. at Orleans Federated Church, School St. in Orleans. Losing a child is the worse loss any parent can endure. Join in sharing the life of your child, bring a photo, maybe a poem, you need not walk alone. Please call if you are attending or for questions contact Fran Smith at 802-673-9910 or Bev Gage at 802-673-9027. Masks will be required.
COVID TESTING AND VACCINATIONS
COVID testing is held at North Country Hospital’s modular unit in the east employee parking lot at 189 Prouty Drive, Newport. Current hours: Mondays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The mobile site is now closed on Wednesdays and Fridays. Newport Ambulance is open for testing Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS IN DERBY
The Dailey Memorial Library will be hosting gamers who would like to play Dungeons and Dragons twice a month at the library. Robert Hartwell of Derby Line will lead up to six players on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon. The library provides essential props, and beginners are welcome. Call 802-766-5063 to reserve a spot.
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 info, contact 802-673-7510 or 802-323-2470.
NEWPORT ELKS LODGE #2155
3736 US Route 5, Derby. Wednesday – Pool tournaments 6:30 p.m. $5 buy in. Thursdays – Dart tournaments 6:30 p.m. -$5 buy in. Bingo 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Fridays – Pub night 5 to 7:30 p.m. Cornhole at 6:30 p.m. bags fly at 7 p.m. $7 per person. Shuffleboard at 6:30 p.m. $6 buy in. All activities are open to the public.
STAMP CLUB IN NEWPORT
The Memphremagog Stamp Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at CALLICO, 326 Bluff Road in Newport from 7 to 9 p.m. Call Denis for details at 802-334-6001. All stamp collecting interests are welcome.
TOPS #135 IN ISLAND POND
TOPS #135 of Island Pond, meets every Monday at the Brighton library for weigh-in at 4:30 p.m., followed by a short meeting. New members are always welcome. Call 802-723-5907 with questions.
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 is on Friday nights from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Special for the month is fish and chips. Call 802-334-7717 after 4:30 p.m. to put in your order. Visit Facebook-VFW POST 798 Auxiliary to view the menu. First Sunday of the month All You Can Eat Breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. – adults $10, children 12 and under $6.
ALBANY METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday School at Albany Methodist Church, 906 Main Street, on Sundays, at 10 a.m. Nursery – teen. Call 802-754-2790 for more info or to get a ride.
BROWNINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Hinman Settler Road, Brownington Village. [email protected] The Brownington Congregational Church regular Sunday service is at 11 a.m. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged, and mask wearing is mandatory.
CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN ISLAND POND
30 Paradis Mountain Road, Island Pond. 802-487-0229. Pastor Ian R. Gilpatric.
CHARLESTON GRACE MOVEMENT
Rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15. For Bible study time and location, call 802-723-4831
CHURCH OF GOD IN DERBY
Located at 295 Crawford Road in Derby (the road behind Community National Bank). On Facebook at Newport VT Church of God. Everyone is welcome.
EAST ALBANY CHURCH
2881 Creek Road, Irasburg. 802-323-766. All are welcome.
EAST CRAFTSBURY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1773 Ketchum Hill Rd., Craftsbury. Sunday Bible study 10 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. Live streamed on YouTube at 11 a.m.
FIRST UNIVERSALIST PARISH OF DERBY LINE
112 Main Street, Derby Line. [email protected]. 802-873-3563. Sunday, May 15 service is Zoom only at 10 a.m. Go to www.derbylineuu.org to access link and password for the service. Annual meeting to follow at 11:15 a.m. Worship Speaker Nicole Gratton will discuss giving and taking.
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.
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
Pastor Reverend Avril Cochran. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Communion first Sunday of every month. Steeple lights are lit in May for Libby Dudley from her daughter Pam Downer.
LAKE REGION PARISH – BARTON UNITED CHURCH, GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH & WEST GLOVER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Services will be at the Glover Community Church at 10 a.m. for the month of May. Children are welcome. Activities and/or Sunday school available during worship. For other information, call Reverend Evelyn Coupe at 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. Info: 802-754-2029 or 802-525-6961.
ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH
24 School Street, Orleans. The 9 a.m. worship service has resumed. Masks are optional. A Zoom link will continue to be offered. If interested in receiving worship service by Zoom, email [email protected], or leave a message at 802-754-6486.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH
21 Creek Road, Craftsbury. For Mass schedules, go to www.mqasvt.org. Masses resume on May 28. Summer Masses are on Saturdays at 6 p.m.
SHEFFIELD FEDERATED CHURCH
Church Service held every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Berry Hill Road in Sheffield with Pastor Rob Perkins. Everyone is welcome.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
39 West Church Street, Hardwick. On Sunday at 10 a.m., the church conducts regular in-person (masked) services; in addition, on Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m., a brief prayer service is held on Zoom. For information, contact 802-426-3671.
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCHSunday May 1, 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 44 Second Street, in Newport. The Rt. Reverend Dr. Shannon MacVean-Brown, Bishop of Vermont, will be the Celebrant and Preacher and bestow the Sacrament of Confirmation, on six candidates. This will be the only service on Sunday. [email protected], 802-334-7365, www.stmarksnewport.org.
SUTTON BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday services available in person/at church at 10:15 a.m. Please respect all applicable COVID-19 measures. Regular Sunday services are available on YouTube.com at Vermont Country Pastor. Contact Pastor Mark Heinrichs for more info at 802-525-4214.
THE UNITED CHURCH OF NEWPORT
The United Church of Newport is open for in-person worship again, every Sunday at 10 a.m. Services will be broadcast on NEKTV every week and on YouTube. Bags of food are available at the church from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone Eats free to-go meals will now be Fridays only starting at 10:30 a.m.
WEST CHARLESTON BAPTIST CHURCH
1028 VT Route 105, West Charleston. 802-895-4509. Sunday service at 9 a.m. Social time following. Bible study Wednesday at 6 p.m. Interim Pastor, Glenn Peterson.
WESTMORE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Westmore Community Church located at 27 Hinton Hill Road. Join the Sunday worship at 9 a.m. There will be special music with Mark Violette, organist and choir director. On Facebook and online at WestmoreCommunityChurch.com.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
15 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury. 802-748-2600. www.catamountarts.org.
CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association Barton Museum – Pierce House is closed for the season. Brick Kingdom Park is open daylight hours.
DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM
37 Junior High Drive, P.O. Box 357, Derby. Open Sundays from 2-4 or by appointment. Call Bonnie Shattuck at 802-766-8080 for inquiries or visit Facebook for additional info.
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 802-748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org.
GREATER BARTON ARTS
396 Main Street, Barton. www.greaterbartonarts.com. Email [email protected] Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and evenings for special events. Also open by appointment; call 802-745-7959. Open mic nights from 7 to 9 p.m. on Fridays for singing, poetry reading, stand-up, guitar, other instrument playing. Currently showing the work of photographer and painter, Dodge Gaskell.
GREENSBORO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
On exhibit, “Highland Cattle: Proud Heritage.” Highland Cattle are an award-winning heritage breed that has been a part of the town for over fifty years. While there, visit the permanent exhibit, “The Hill Family Legacy.” Museum hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon.
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. Exhibition: Ann Young’s paintings now through Sunday, june 5.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
www.maccenterforthearts.com. 158 Main Street, Newport. 802-334-1966. Summer hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Monday. Waters of our Lakes, our Lives, an interpretive exhibition by Vermont visual artists and handcrafters. Sponsored by Memphremagog Watershed Association and MAC Center for the Arts. Showing Friday, May 27 through Saturday, August 27. Caspian Arts members showing opens on Saturday, September 3 (Labor Day weekend) and will run through Saturday, October 29. All are welcome.
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, Remembering the City of Newport’s Vanishing History of Legends, and Celebrating Confluence. 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. For info, contact Barbara Malloy at 802-334-6195.
MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Rd., Glover. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. 802-626-4409. The Museum of Everyday Life is a self-service museum, open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is located at 3482 Dry Pond Road. (Rt. 16) in Glover.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM ARTISANS’ GUILD
Back Room Gallery at 430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. 802-748-0158. www.nekartisansguild.com. Open Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nick Piliero’s Flying Colors on exhibit now to June 4. Paint, Feathers & Bones: The Art of Cynthia Steil. Showing Thursday, June 9 through Saturday, July 16.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM & HISTORIC VILLAGE
http://www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 802-754-2022. www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org. The Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village is open seasonally from May 21 to mid-October. You can always visit the grounds for a self-guided tour of the campus or take a virtual tour of the Old Stone House. Questions? Email [email protected].
PARKER PIE GALLERY
The Parker Pie Gallery located at 161 County Road, West Glover. 802-525-3366. Isa Oehry: Animals behind glass. Whimsical portraits of farm animals framed in a barn window. Now through May 20, 2022.
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.
ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY
530 Main Street, Albany. Open Monday 9 to 4 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 6 p.m., Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. Storytime Mondays at 10:30 a.m. for all ages. Crafternoons on Saturdays, 4-5 p.m. – bring a project you are working on to join for some crafting. For more info, email [email protected], or call 802-755-6107.
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. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to noon. Curbside is also available during those hours. Call the library at 802-525-6524 for requests or more information. Wednesday Poets face-to-face with a zoom option every other Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. Writers of every age and experience welcome. For more info, contact Toni at 802-525-6524 or Adrien at [email protected]. Individual indoor family story times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
14 Depot Street, Lyndonville. 802-626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org. Hours: Monday noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For current COVID updates visit the website. Fishing gear is available to borrow.
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. Open Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Face coverings are required. For more info, call the library at 802-766-5063, visit www.daileymemoriallibrary.org or check Facebook.
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. Call the library for more info or requests at 802-525-4365.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
202 Main Street, Newport. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 802-334-7902 or visit www.goodrichlibrary.org.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. Open for in-person visits as well as curbside pickup of materials on Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 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.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY AND OPERA HOUSE
93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line. Curbside pickup service is now available, free-of-charge. Check out any format of materials from the library, which consists of books, magazines, DVDs, audiobooks, and interlibrary loan materials. For more info visit https://haskellopera.com/, email [email protected], or call (888) 626-2060. For ongoing updates, check the Facebook page.
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 info call the library at 802-744-8258.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Island Pond Library is fully open for patrons. Full access to the library is available, masks are not required for indoor visits, but are “recommended” for unvaccinated children and adults. For information, call 802-723-6134 or follow on Facebook.
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. 802-586-9692. Open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 1 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. 802-754-6660. Email [email protected]omcast.net. www.jonesmemoriallibrary.org. Hours: Tuesday 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday 1 to 5 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 3 p.m.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. Email [email protected]. 802-988-4741. Open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 5-8 p.m., Thursday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Fully open, masks are required in the building. Visit www.randmemorial.com to stay up to date with happenings in the library.