Kingdom Calendar of Weekly Events
To qualify, events must be a benefit, not for profit, or free to attend to be listed at no charge. Deadline to submit events for publication is noon on Monday. Please email them to [email protected].
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22
CATAMOUNT BLUEGRASS GOES ONLINE
Catamount Arts Bluegrass Night goes online this month with a virtual concert hosting special guests Beg, Steal, or Borrow and the Kowal Family Band. You can watch the show on Catamount’s Facebook page, Saturday, January 22, at 7 p.m. The show will be broadcast live and free of charge. Catamount Bluegrass Night will return to Catamount ArtPort on March 26 with the Bob and Sarah Amos Band and the Matt Flinner Trio. For more info about Catamount Bluegrass Night, or other winter/spring events by Catamount Arts, visit www.catamountarts.org.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
A Red Cross Blood Drive will take place on Wednesday, February 23 at the United Church of Newport, 63 Third Street in Newport from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 1-800-RED -CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule an appointment or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: united.
BOY SCOUT PACK 828 BOTTLE DRIVE
Pack 828 of Newport is hosting a bottle drive event. For the month of February, you can support them by donating bottles to help fund activities. Bring bottles to Thompson’s Redemption Center, 3731 US Route 5, Derby.
COMMUNITY MEALS & FOOD SHELVES
ALBANY (FREE) FOOD SHARE
As part of the Hardwick Food Pantry and the Vermont Food Bank, the Albany (Free) Food Share occurs every Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Albany Town Hall, Route 14. The end of the pandemic and the State of Emergency in Vermont does not mean the end of food insecurity. No matter where you live, if the increase in the cost of almost everything is affecting the ability obtain healthy food, call (802) 323-1517 for more info or to sign up. If you live in Albany or Irasburg and are physically unable to come pick up a Food Share, delivery can be arranged.
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 in order 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 please 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 April 1. Please wear a mask.
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.
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.
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.
The Northeast Chapter of The Compassionate Friends meeting every third Tuesday of the month beginning Tuesday, January 18, 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. Any questions contact Fran Smith at (802) 673-9910 or Bev Gage at (802) 673-9027. Masks will be required.
COVID TESTING AND VACCINATIONS
Testing is held at North Country Hospital’s modular unit in the east employee parking lot to accommodate Monday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday. Register online at www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/testing/where-get-tested. Appointments have priority however walk-ins are welcome. Walk-in COVID vaccine clinic schedule at North Country Hospital: Monday, Thursday and Friday noon to 4 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 6 p.m. The testing clinic can direct you to the main hospital entrance for check-in.
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 will provide essential props, and beginners are welcome. Call (802) 766-5063 to reserve a spot.
FLU SHOT CLINIC
The Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice Inc. will be having a flu clinic of the regular flu vaccine (they do not have High-Dose vaccine) at their office location at 46 Lakemont Road in Newport on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only. Call the office at 334-5213 to schedule an appointment. There is no cost with a Medicare card. Cost is $35 if you don’t have insurance coverage, or you have other insurance coverage. An invoice will be provided for you to send to your insurance for reimbursement. Masks are required in the office.
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 – Thursday nights from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. 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 $9, children 12 and under $5.
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 information or to get a ride.
BROWNINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
The Brownington Congregational Church with Pastor Mary Hoadley and Music Director Mark Violette. Vaccinations are strongly encouraged, and mask wearing is mandatory. Hinman Settler Road, Brownington Village.
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.
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.
LAKE REGION PARISH – BARTON UNITED CHURCH, GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH & WEST GLOVER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Services will be at the Barton United Church at 10 a.m. for the month of January. Worshiping will be held downstairs. Please consider wearing a mask while attending worship. For questions, 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 will be held remotely through January, with no Zoom service on Sunday, January 16. If interested in receiving worship service by mail, email, or Zoom, please email [email protected], or leave a message at (802) 754-6486.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH
Craftsbury. For mass schedules, go to www.mqasvt.org.
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 IN NEWPORT SUNDAY SERVICES
44 Second Street, Newport
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. The annual meeting will be held Sunday, January 23 after worship around 11:15 in person and available via zoom.
WESTMORE COMMUNITY CHURCH
Westmore Community Church is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. Watch here for reopening information. On Facebook and online at WestmoreCommunityChurch.com.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
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 information – Derby Historical Society.
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. (802) 748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org.
GREATER BARTON ARTS
396 Main Street, Barton. www.greaterbartonarts.com. Email [email protected]. Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday through Tuesday. 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.
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
www.maccenterforthearts.com. 158 Main Street, Newport. (802) 334-1966. Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Monday.
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.
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, a short distance south of the Shadow Lake Road.
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. Let Us Fly Away (to vibrant painted lands) the art of Dianne Taylor Moore will be on exhibit January 14 to February 26.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM & HISTORIC VILLAGE
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. (802) 754-2022. www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org. The Old Stone House Museum & Historic Village is open seasonally from Mid-May to Mid-October. You can always visit our 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. Ben Barnes: Recent Paintings currently on display. Scenes of small towns, local landscapes and retired tractors and cars.
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! Share your expertise and enjoy each other’s company. For more information, 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 information, contact Toni at (802) 525-6524 or Adrien at [email protected]. Individual indoor family story times on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Enrollment in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library provides a free book each month to children who are residents of Barton or Westmore from birth to age five. For more information about enrollment or to schedule a story time email [email protected] or call Pam Monday through Wednesday at (802) 525-6524.
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 please 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. Outdoor story time Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Face coverings are required. For more info, 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 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 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.
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, please 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 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] 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.