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THURSDAY, MAY 25
WEEKLY MEMORY WRITERS’ GROUP IN CRAFTSBURY
A weekly Memory Writers’ Group will be starting on Thursday, May 25, at 4 p.m. Anyone interested in writing (and sharing) their own life stories is welcome. The emphasis will be on having fun and enjoying the process, no experience is necessary. The group will meet at the J.W. Simpson Memorial Library, located at 1972 East Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury, every Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. through July 20. Facilitated by Lalee Bond and Leslie Taylor. Register in advance by emailing [email protected] or calling 802-586-9692. The group will be limited to 8 participants.
FRIDAY, MAY 26
A plant sale to support the Cobleigh Library Bookmobile will take place rain or shine on both May 26 and May 27 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cobleigh library in Lyndonville. Plant donations for the sale would be appreciated by May 24, and plants should have their soil sterilized to prevent the spread of pathogens. On-site info is available from Master Gardeners and Composters. Childcare. Info, at www.cobleighlibrary.org, [email protected], or [email protected].
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS, IN FOCUS RECEPTION
On Friday, May 26, from 4-6 p.m., the Mac Center in Newport will hold a free reception in the Downstairs Gallery for In Focus, an exhibit by MAC’s photographers: Rob Boskind, Lawrence Cincotta, Karl Ehrlich, Steve Malshuk, Elinor Osborn and Ralph Zimmerman. Ben Kinsley, guitarist and MAC member will also perform. The exhibit runs till Father’s Day, June 18.
STUDENT ART SHOW AT GREATER BARTON ARTS
Greater Barton Arts will host an exhibition of student art from area schools. An opening reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, May 26. The show runs until Saturday, June 10 when there will be a closing reception from 2-4 p.m. Greater Barton Arts is located at 396 Main Street (across from the post office) in Barton.
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR PRESENTATION ON MUSHROOM FORAGING IN HARDWICK
Melany Kahn, author of Mason Goes Mushrooming, will be at the Jeudevine Memorial Library on Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m., for a presentation about foraging for mushrooms. In this first-of-its-kind children’s book, the main character, Mason, teaches readers it’s never too early to learn and never too late to start foraging. Illustrator, Ellen Korbonski, will also be in attendance. The Jeudevine Memorial Library is located at 93 North Main Street in Hardwick. For questions or more info, call the library at 802-472-5948.
SATURDAY, MAY 27
NEWPORT CITY WIDE YARD SALE
The Newport City Wide Yard Sale will be May 27-28 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors will be in the Newport Municipal Gym. Go to www.newportrecreation.org/yardsale for a list of sales throughout the NEK.
ARNOLD’S RESCUE CENTER OPENING
Arnold’s Rescue Center is opening a community market on Saturday, May 27. Vendors are welcome free of charge. Baked goods, crafts, plants, flowers, Amish goods, and attic treasures. Visit the animals. The center is located at 2531 Hinman Settler Road in Brownington. Open to the public. Questions call Bari at 239-782-7333.
FRIENDS OF LOWELL KIDS – COMMUNITY YARD SALE
Friends of Lowell Kids is holding a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, May 27, from 8 a.m.-noon at the Lowell Graded School on Route 100 in Lowell.
SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP
A Spanish conversation group will meet on Saturday, May 27, at 10 a.m. at the J.W. Simpson Memorial Library in East Craftsbury. This is an opportunity to speak Spanish and connect with others in the community in an informal hour of Spanish conversation. Beginners and native speakers welcome. Facilitated by Maddox Wilson. Free, all ages welcome. Coffee, tea, and treats provided.
PLANT SALE AT JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
A plant sale will take place on Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 1 Water Street, Orleans. For more info, call 802-754-6660 or visit [email protected].
PLEIN AIR “PAINT OUT” IN BARTON
On Saturday, May 27 there will be a Plein Air “Paint Out” in Barton. Painters gather at 9:30 a.m. at the Art Center, 396 Main Street. Painting will take place at Crystal Lake Falls until noon, share lunch and critique back at the Arts Center. Free event, all experience and skill level welcome. Contact Adrien at 802-525-3740 for more info or if in need of supplies.
SUNDAY, MAY 28
DEMO DERBY AT ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
The first demo derby of the season will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 28 at the Orleans County Fairgrounds. Pit gates open, registration, and tech inspection all start at 9 a.m. The two-division show will feature a four-cylinder demo as well as a combined pickup truck and SUV demo. Qualifying begins at 2 p.m. For rules and further details visit www.orleanscountyfair.net. For questions, contact Bob Wright between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Call 603-631-1833 or e-mail him at [email protected].
MONDAY, MAY 29 – MEMORIAL DAY
NEWPORT MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Newport City Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony will be at 10 a.m., Parade starting from the Municipal Building, 222 Main Street and proceeding to the Gardner Park Veterans’ Memorial. Parade will be followed by a ceremony at the monument.
MEMORIAL DAY LUNCHEON IN ALBANY
The Annual Memorial Day Luncheon at Albany Methodist Church will be held Monday, May 29, at noon. Ham and beans, salads, rolls and homemade pie. $12. Veterans eat for free.
ORLEANS MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION
Memorial Day Celebration will take place at Village Green, Orleans. The service will begin at 11:30 a.m. There will be a presentation about veterans. The Legion Honor Guard will provide military honors with firing of rifles and playing of Taps. The Flag will be returned to full height at the end of the ceremony. All are welcome to attend. Memorial Day is not about the beginning of summer, but in remembrance of all that have served to keep freedom.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3
FOUR SEASONS GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE
Four Seasons Garden Club is having its annual fundraiser Plant Sale on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m.-noon at The Elks Club on U.S. Route 5 in Derby. Members donate perennials as well as annuals, herbs, veggies, and houseplants. The garden club maintains gardens around North Country Hospital, the Bluffside Farm, and the Cyrus Eaton House Garden at the Old Stone House Museum. The club also sponsors programs from the NorthWoods Stewardship Center for local schools. Proceeds from the sale benefit all these community projects. For more info, call 802-323-3476 or 802-334-0544.
NEWPORT SUMMER STROLL
Newport Summer Stroll – Saturday June 3, at Gardner Park, from 7-10 p.m. Live music and food trucks.
SENIOR ANNUAL FISHING DERBY ORLEANS ROD AND GUN CLUB
Senior Fishing Derby, (60 and older) Saturday, June 3. Registration from 8-9 a.m. Fish from 9-11 a.m. or until limit of 3 fish is caught. Free, with prizes awarded. Club Pond on the Hollow Road.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4
YOUTH ANNUAL FISHING DERBY ORLEANS ROD AND GUN CLUB
Youth Fishing Derby, (14 and younger), Sunday, June 4. Registration from 8-9 a.m., Fish from 9-11 a.m. or until limit of 3 fish is caught. Club Pond on Hollow Road.
PLANT SWAP IN HARDWICK
The Swap Sisters and the East Hardwick Grange are collaborating to offer their annual plant swap. The swap will take place on the lawn of Caledonia Grange #9, at 88 East Church Street in East Hardwick, on June 4, from 1 to 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to take some plants home. To contribute plants, make sure they are labeled and disease free. All types of plants are welcome, from annual vegetable and flower starts to perennial flowers, fruits, and tubers. Do not bring extremely invasive plants to share. For more info, email [email protected], or call 802-755-6336.
THE PERILS OF MR. PUNCH
Modern Times Theater presents The Perils of Mr. Punch on Sunday, June 4, at 4 p.m. at the East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church located at 1773 East Craftsbury Road in Craftsbury.
MONDAY, JUNE 5
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE IN WESTFIELD
A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Westfield Community Center in Westfield on Monday, June 5, from 1-5:30 p.m. Schedule your appointment today, by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or online at redcrossblood.org, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Enter “Westfield” to schedule an appointment. For additional info, contact Sue Scott at 802-744-2433.
TUESDAY, JUNE 13
LUNCH AT ST. MARK’S IN NEWPORT
Tuesday, June 13 from noon to 1 p.m. there will be a lunch at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 44 Second Street in Newport. This month, Brenda Lepage will be cooking meat pie with gravy, roasted potatoes, and veggies. Fruit pie for dessert. Emily Nyman and Lynn Berry will provide music. Free and all are welcome. For info, call 802-334-7365.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22
NEWPORT SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Summer Concerts in the Park at the Gardner Park Gazebo every Thursday evening at 7 p.m., beginning Thursday, June 22. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Newport Municipal Building. New players are always welcome. Join for a single concert or for the season. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby—helpful, but not required. For more info, contact Peter Storrings, 802-334-2456.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24
BARTON VILLAGE-WIDE YARD SALE
Barton will hold its village-wide yard sale on Saturday, June 24 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Includes Barton, Glover and Orleans. Register for free location on the map by going to www.villagewideyardsale.com, or call 802-525-0084. Maps will be available at many local stores and online June 24.
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
BEES ON PEAS, OBSERVATIONS IN THE GARDEN OPENING RECEPTION
On Friday, June 30, from 4-6 p.m. the MAC Gallery in Newport will hold an opening reception in their Downstairs Gallery for Bees on Peas, Observations in the Garden, an exhibit about gardens, all kinds of gardens. Works in all media by MAC members. Free event. Ben Kinsley, guitarist and MAC member will perform. The exhibit runs till Saturday, September 9.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL IN WEST BURKE
On Friday, June 30, a Strawberry Festival will be held on West Burke Village Park on Route 5A from 4-7 p.m. Dinner, dessert, music and dancing. Stop on by the park for pizza, BBQ and your annual shortcake fix. The Burke Chamber will be selling homemade Strawberry shortcake with proceeds to benefit the chamber. The West Burke Methodist Church will have a bake sale in the park. Kingdom Trails will have an info booth and pedal-powered smoothies. There will also be live music from local favorite, Tritium Well. Aldrich’s General Store will be open and selling ice cream cones with all proceeds to benefit the West Burke Fire Department. For more info, visit www.burkevermont.com/strawberry-festival.php.
TUESDAY, JULY 4
NEWPORT SUMMER STROLL
Newport Summer Stroll – Tuesday, July 4, at Gardner Park, from 7-10 p.m. followed by fireworks. Live music and food trucks.
SATURDAY, JULY 8
CRAFTSBURY ANTIQUES & UNIQUES
Craftsbury Antiques & Uniques will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Craftsbury Common for a day of shopping, choosing from a variety of antiques, collectibles, jewelry, quilts, pottery, woodworking, artisan crafts, specialty foods, plants and more. Admission is free, $5 parking fee. Rain or shine. For more info, visit www.craftsburyantiquesanduniques.com.
SATURDAY, JULY 29
ROARING ’20S SPEAKEASY FUNDRAISER
On Saturday, July 29 a Roaring ’20s Speakeasy FUNdraiser, will be held for 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Windy River Farm Event Barn on Loop Road in Westfield. $40 ticket includes: dancing to Jazz Quartet Band, lite food fare, $5 chip to play casino tables, door prize plus cash bar, live and silent auctions, lucky draw, super 50/50 raffle, prizes for dance contest (Charleston), best costumes (couple/gangster/flapper/moonshiner), silent movies, a photo opp. Roaring 20’s attire. Only 150 tickets available via www.jayfocusgp.com and Jay Focus Group members. Info: [email protected].
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
NEWPORT SUMMER STROLL
Newport Summer Stroll – Saturday, August 5, at Gardner Park, from 7-10 p.m. Live music and food trucks.
CIRCLE OF FRIENDS CRAFT FAIR & LUNCHEON IN MORGAN
Circle of Friends Craft Fair, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Luncheon 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Quilt raffle drawing. Morgan Community House, Mead Hill.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
NEWPORT SUMMER STROLL
Newport Summer Stroll – Saturday September 2, at Gardner Park, from 7-10 p.m. Live music and food trucks.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
DEMO DERBY AT ORLEANS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
The Orleans County Fair demo will be held on the final day of the fair, Sunday, September 10, at 1 p.m. Pit gates will open at 7 a.m. Registration will start at 7 a.m., as well, and tech inspection will run from 7 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. This four-division show will consist of a four-cylinder demo as well as a six-cylinder demo, an eight-cylinder demo and a demo for minivans. If there is enough interest a pickup truck and SUV demo it could be added. Qualifying begins at 1 p.m., and feature events will start at 6 p.m. For rules and further details visit www.orleanscountyfair.net. For questions, contact Bob Wright between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Call 603-631-1833 or e-mail him at [email protected].
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.
GREEN MOUNTAIN BIBLE CHURCH OF ISLAND POND
567 Route 105, West Charleston Rd. www.gmbiblechurch.org. 802-723-6143. Free community dinner served every third Monday at 4 p.m. Food distribution every third Monday at 4:30 pm.
ISLAND POND CONGREGATE MEAL-SITE
Lunch is served Monday, Tuesday and Friday at noon. Island Pond Community Service is located at Sunrise Manor, 94 Main Street in Island Pond. For info, call 802-723-6130. Suggested donation is $5 per meal, but only pay what you can. All are welcome. Also provided are Meals-on-wheels for the following areas: Island Pond, East Charleston, West Charleston, Morgan, Norton, Canaan and Bloomfield. If anyone know needs Meals-on Wheels, call 800-642-5119 to sign up.
ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH
The Orleans Community Food Shelf continues to operate each Monday morning from 8:30 to 10 a.m. with a prepacked bag distribution. No sign up needed. Please note that there will be NO food shelf distribution on Labor Day; after Labor Day, the hours will be 8:30 to 10 a.m.
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. Takeout orders are available for pickup around 12:15. For pickup orders call 802-744-5466 after 10 a.m. on Thursday.
THE GENNY ANNOUNCES MEAL PROGRAM
Under the Feed it Forward Fund and Genny Meal program, 20 free meals will be available to patrons of the Genny’s two locations in Albany and Craftsbury. Donations to the Feed it Forward Fund, in the form of a check, can be made out and mailed to Craftsbury General Store, 118 South Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, VT 05826, with Feed it Forward in the memo line.
BROWNINGTON FARM & CRAFT MARKET
2531 Hinman Settler Road. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31 to September.
CRAFTSBURY FARMERS MARKET
On the Common, Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 20 to October 7.
GLOVER FARMERS MARKET
Village Green (Town Hall if rain). Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11 to September 24. Flea Market every 3rd Sunday.
GREENSBORO FARMERS MARKET
Town Green. Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. July 5 to August 30.
HARDWICK FARMERS MARKET
Atkins Field. Fridays 3-6 p.m. May 19 to October 6.
NEWPORT FARMERS MARKET
Newport Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from May 20 until October 14 and every Wednesday starting June 7 until October 11 on the causeway across from Waterfront Plaza between I-91 in Newport, VT (exit 27) and the Newport Chamber of Commerce Building. Rain or shine from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Info call 802-274-8206 or 802-334-6858.
MILITARY TEEN ADVENTURE CAMP
The Northeast Kingdom Military Teen Adventure Camp will hold two sessions from June 26 to 29 and July 10 to 13 at the Vermont State University — Lyndon in Lyndonville. Any teen aged 13 to 18 with a parent or guardian in the National Guard or regular armed services is eligible to participate. Vermont residency is not required. There is no charge to attend the overnight camp. All meals, snacks, dormitory accommodations, and instruction and equipment for recreational activities are included. The deadline to register is May 26, although early registration is advised as enrollment is limited to 20 participants per camp. To register, go to https://go.uvm.edu/adventure-camp.
NORTHWOODS STEWARDSHIP CENTER KITS AND CUBS SUMMER CAMP
NorthWoods is offering a new camp this year for kids ages 3-6 years old from August 14 to 18. They will be exploring the wonders of nature through stories and activities, which will get them outside and moving. For questions and details, contact Katlynn Vredenburgh, NorthWoods Education and Natural Sciences Program Coordinator, by emailing [email protected] or calling 802-723-6551, ext. 303.
AL-ANON “LIVE AND LET LIVE GROUP”
Al-Anon meeting “Live and Let Live Group” every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Zoom only https:us02web.zoom.us/j/3531766441. Meeting ID: 353 176 6441. No password required.
AL-ANON – ST. MARK’S, NEWPORT
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 in-person meeting dates and times are listed on the VT Al-Anon website: www.vermontalanonalateen.org. The Newport in-person weekly meeting has returned to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (in the Parish Hall behind church) on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at 44 Second Street, Newport.
ALBANY LIBRARY WRITING GROUP
This will be a creative space, where writers support each other in facing down the blank page. The group will be facilitated by assistant librarian and writer Krista Mayer. Teens and adults are both welcome. Writing prompts provided. This group meets from 2-4 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at the Albany Public Library.
For anyone who thinks they have a problem and would like help, Alcoholics Anonymous is available during this time of COVID-19. Virtual meeting 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 IN-PERSON SUPPORT GROUP
Newport (VT) Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group provides support and informative exchange with those caring for someone with dementia. Offered monthly, in-person, every 4th Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m. Goodrich Memorial Library, Main Street, Newport, 2nd floor. Informal and confidential. Elevator access and handicap parking in rear of building. Contact Suzi, 802-673-9499 or [email protected] for any questions.
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.
BOARD GAME GROUP IN ALBANY
Board Game Group at the Albany Public Library meets on the second Saturday of each month for ages 10 and up. Questions, email [email protected], or [email protected]. Albany Public Library, 830 Main Street, in Albany.
BORDER BOARD GAMES IN DERBY LINE
Play modern board games like Wingspan or Ticket to Ride the third Saturday of each month at the Derby Line Village Hall from 5-11 p.m. No experience necessary. Games are taught. Bring your own games or just show up. For more info, contact Bethany at [email protected] or text 802-624-0862. On [email protected].
BRIDGE CLUB – ARTHUR AIKEN DUPLICATE
The Arthur Aiken Duplicate Bridge Club meets Mondays at 12:30 p.m. at 160 Railroad Street in North Troy. For more info, contact Eric McCann at 802-988-4773 or Denny Lyster at 802-744-6839.
CIVICS SESSIONS IN DERBY
Ongoing, free, bi-weekly, Tuesday civics sessions moderated by Frank Davis held on May 16 and May 30 at 4 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 112 Main Street, Derby Line. Current focus—Constitutional Articles I & II: relating to Congress and Presidential powers and limitations. For more info leave message at 802-873-3563.
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 worst 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.
CRAFTING IN DERBY LINE
Craft the second Saturday of each month at the Derby Line Village Hall from noon-4 p.m. Conversation, painting, needlework, visiting, etc. Come and go as you please. Contact Ken at [email protected] or 802-334-8033.
DEATH CAFE IN ALBANY
An informal conversation about death, facilitated by Kelsey Crelin. Refreshments are provided. This group meets on at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Albany Public Library.
DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE IN DERBY LINE
Dances of Universal Peace the second Sunday of each month at the Derby Line Village Hall from 2-4 p.m. Gentle, spiritual circle dances. No experience necessary. Indoor shoes. Phone ahead. For more info, contact Heather at 802-895-4341.
JOURNEY TO RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP
212 Prouty Drive, Newport. 802-624-4156. https://jtr-cc.org/. Lunch Chats at noon Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at noon – bring your lunch, have a chat. Mondays: Moms in Recovery 10 a.m. Tuesday: Narcotics Anonymous 6 p.m. Wednesdays: Dads in Recovery 10 a.m. Thursdays: Seeking Safety 2 p.m., Al-Anon Anonymous 6 p.m. Fridays: Families in Recovery 10 a.m., All Recovery 1 p.m. Sundays: Alcoholics Anonymous 9 a.m. All groups are accessible over Zoom, excluding lunch chat. Links can be found on the website.
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.
MUSIC JAM SESSION IN DERBY LINE
Jam is 6-9 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month throuhg October at Derby Line Village Hall. All music players are welcome. For more info, call Donna 802-673-9101.
NCSU TRAVELING PLAYGROUP
Children ages 0-PreK and their caregivers are invited to attend playgroups led by NCSU early childhood paraeducators and community resource staff. To learn more contact Diane at 802-334-5847, ext. 2046, or [email protected]. Troy: Friday mornings 8:30-10:30 a.m. May 12. Lowell: Fridays (includes lunch) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12. Holland Community Center: Wednesday afternoons 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (includes lunch), May 17.
NEK RAINBOW COALITION
PO Box 1331, Derby. Email [email protected]. Meets weekly every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at 44 Second St., Newport, VT (Behind St. Mark’s Episcopal Church) All LGBTQ+ community members and allies welcome.
NEWPORT AREA CONCERT BAND
Summer Concerts in the Park at the Gardner Park Gazebo every Thursday evening at 7 p.m., June 22-August 24. In case of rain, concerts will be held in the Newport Municipal Building. New players are always welcome. Join for a single concert or for the season. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at North Country Union Junior High School in Derby—helpful, but not required. For more info, contact Peter Storrings, 802-334-2456.
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.
NORTH COUNTRY QUILTERS GUILD
The North Country Quilters Guild meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of God on the Crawford Road (behind the Community Bank). New members are welcome anytime regardless of skill level is welcome. OContact Kathy Nolan at [email protected] or Noreen Hinton at [email protected] to be included on the email list. For more info, visit www.northcountryquiltersvt.com.
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.
VFW POST #798 AUXILIARY
VFW Post #798 located at 141 Central Street, Newport. Regular monthly meeting is 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. Dine-in or takeout. Call 802-334-7717 for questions and to place 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 & EAST ALBANY
ALBANY METHODIST CHURCH – 906 Main Street, Albany. 802-754-2790. Sundays, at 10 a.m. Nursery – teen Sunday School.
EAST ALBANY CHURCH – 2881 Creek Road, Irasburg. 802-323-7667.
LAKE REGION PARISH – BARTON UNITED CHURCH, GLOVER COMMUNITY CHURCH & WEST GLOVER CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – May services in West Glover at 10 a.m. Children are welcome. Reverend 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; Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. at St. Theresa’s in Orleans; Thursday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s in Barton. Check the bulletin or call the rectory at 802-525-3711 to confirm weekday Mass times.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM QUAKERS – Sunday Meeting for Worship at 10 a.m. in the downstairs community room of the Barton library followed by sharing of Joys and Concerns. Zoom available. Vee at 802-754-2029 or email Linda at [email protected].
BROWNINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – Hinman Settler Road, Brownington Village. [email protected]. Sunday service at 11 a.m.
CHARLESTON, EAST & WEST CHARLESTON
CHARLESTON GRACE MOVEMENT – Rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15. For Bible study time and location, call 802-723-4831.
PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – 7068 VT-105, East Charleston. 802-723-4833. The church is handicap accessible.
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.
GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH – 3 VT Route 14, Coventry. 802-754-2363. Pastor Scott Libby. Worship service Sundays at 10 a.m. Handicapped accessible. Nursery provided and children’s church during sermon. Bible studies in homes. Call for details.
CRAFTSBURY & EAST CRAFTSBURY
EAST CRAFTSBURY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – 1773 Ketchum Hill Road, Craftsbury. Sunday Bible study 10 a.m. Sunday worship 11 a.m. YouTube at 11 a.m.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA CATHOLIC CHURCH – 21 Creek Road, Craftsbury. For Mass schedules, go to www.mqasvt.org.
THE UNITED CHURCH OF CRAFTSBURY – 7 Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 802-586-8028. [email protected]. Sunday service is 10 a.m. Past services are available at www.unitedchurchofcraftsbury.com.
DERBY & DERBY LINE
CHURCH OF GOD IN DERBY – 295 Crawford Road in Derby. www.newportcog.com. On Facebook @Newport-VT-Church-of-God.
FIRST UNIVERSALIST PARISH OF DERBY LINE – 112 Main Street, Derby Line. 802-873-3563. [email protected]. This service will be in person only at 10:30 a.m. Potluck lunch will follow. Speaker: Heather Webster. Title: Bathing in Sound.
GREENSBORO & GREENSBORO BEND
GREENSBORO UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST – Join livestream worship services Sunday at 10 a.m. www.guccvt.org.
ST. MICHAEL CHURCH – 270 The Bend Road, Greensboro Bend. Regular Sunday Masses 10:30 a.m. For parish info, go to www.mqasvt.org.
HARDWICK & EAST HARDWICK
HARDWICK BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH – 296 South Main Street, Hardwick. 802-472-5294.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH – 39 West Church Street, Hardwick. Church office 802-472-5979. Tuesday evenings at 5 p.m., a brief prayer service is held on Zoom. Most services feature organ music by music Director Rip Keller.
ST. NORBERT CHURCH – 193 Main St., Hardwick. Regular weekend Masses: Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. For info, go to www.mqasvt.org.
Holland Community Church – 3088 Valley Road, Holland. Rev. Robert Martin, Interim Pastor. Sunday services and children’s church at 10 a.m. Online Worship on Facebook @HollandCommunityChurch. Contact through Facebook Messenger. Meal open to all at noon the second Tuesday of the month. Handicapped accessible.
IRASBURG UNITED CHURCH – Pastor Reverend Avril Cochran. Sunday 9:30 a.m. Communion first Sunday of every month.
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 Charleston Rd. www.gmbiblechurch.org. 802-723-6143. Sunday Services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study at 6 p.m. Friday Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Free community dinner served every third Monday at 4 p.m. Food distribution every third Monday at 4:30 p.m. Community Closet open Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
MORGAN UNITED CHURCH – Mead Hill, Morgan. 802-895-4526. Sunday services at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Nursery and Sunday School. Rev Michael S. DeSena.
NEWARK STREET UNION MEETINGHOUSE – Newark. For more info, Colleen Geddis at [email protected]
LIFE IN CHRIST FELLOWSHIP – 81 Weaver St., Newport. www.lifeinchristvt.org and on Facebook. Sunday service 10 a.m.
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH – 37 Concord Avenue, Newport. 207-812-8088; 802-334-3096. Saturday Sabbath School at 9:30 a.m. Saturday Worship Service at 11 a.m. Pastor Josias Baez-Roman.
ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH – 44 Second Street, Newport 802-334-7365. www.stmarksnewport.org. Services in person every Sunday 9:30-10:30 a.m. with coffee hour following. Services also on Zoom. See Facebook for Zoom link or email [email protected]. Food shelf open to all every Monday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
THE UNITED CHURCH OF NEWPORT – Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Services broadcast on NEKTV and on YouTube. Bags of food are available at the church from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
ORLEANS FEDERATED CHURCH – 24 School Street, Orleans. 802-754-6486. [email protected]. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. A Zoom link is available. Email for Zoom invitation.
SHEFFIELD FEDERATED CHURCH – Berry Hill Road, Sheffield. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Rob Perkins.
SUTTON BAPTIST CHURCH – 802-525-4214. Pastor Mark Heinrichs. Sunday services at 10:15 a.m. and on YouTube.com at Vermont Country Pastor.
WESTMORE COMMUNITY CHURCH – 27 Hinton Hill Road, Westmore. westmorecommunitychurch.com or on Facebook. Sunday worship at 9 a.m. followed by coffee in the Emerson Room. There will be music with Mark Violette, organist and choir director.
GALLERIES & MUSEUMS
15 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury. 802-748-2600. www.catamountarts.org.
CHARLESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM
Museum Drive, West Charleston. 802-723-6024. Open Wednesdays 2-4 p.m. June-September or by appointment.
CRYSTAL LAKE FALLS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Open by appointment. 802-525-3084 or 802-525-3944. Always free admission. Brick Kingdom Park is open daylight hours.
DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND MUSEUM
37 Junior High Drive, Derby. 802-766-8080. Open Sundays 2-4 p.m. or by appointment.
1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 802-748-2372. www.fairbanksmuseum.org.
GREATER BARTON ARTS
396 Main Street, Barton (across from the Post Office) Hours: Friday 2- 6 p.m. (3- 5:30 open studio); Saturday 4-9 p.m. (7-9 p.m. Open Mic, contact Baldwin 802-323-8847). For classes and events, contact artist in residence Larry Bowser at 802-369-4210 (text only).
HIGHLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro. 802-533-2000. www.highlandartsvt.org. Open Wednesday – Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. by reservation only.
MAC CENTER FOR THE ARTS
158 Main Street, Newport. 802-334-1966. www.maccenterforthearts.com. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. In Focus, a group show by MAC photographers, is running now through Sunday, June 18 in the Downstairs Gallery.
MEMPHREMAGOG HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Emory Hebard State Office Building, 100 Main Street, Newport. 802-334-6195. Open to the public, Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The exhibits is 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.
MUSEUM OF EVERYDAY LIFE
3482 Dry Pond Road (Rt. 16), Glover. www.museumofeverydaylife.org. 802-626-4409. Open every day from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
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.-5:30 p.m. Hail Mary Full of Glass – the enchanting Mosaics of Mary Tapogna showing through July 1.
OLD STONE HOUSE MUSEUM & HISTORIC VILLAGE
109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington. 802-754-2022. [email protected]. www.OldStoneHouseMuseum.org. Open mid-May to mid-October. Office hours Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Museum open Wednesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Grounds open year-round for self-guided tours.
PARKER PIE GALLERY
161 County Road, West Glover. 802-525-3366. Ann Creaven: Black & White & In Between; an exhibit of recent photographs now through June 27.
THE SATELLITE GALLERY
71 Depot Street, Lyndonville. 802-229-8317. facebook.com/thesatellitevt. Open Wednesday and Saturday noon-4 p.m. or by appointment.
WHITE WATER GALLERY
5 River Street, East Hardwick Village. 802-563-2037. whitewatergallery.blogspot.com Open Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment.
WOODSHED GALLERY AT BREAD & PUPPET THEATER
753 Heights Rd. in Glover at Bread and Puppet.
ALBANY PUBLIC LIBRARY
830 Main Street, Albany. 802-755-6107. [email protected]. www.albanypubliclibraryvt.org. Open Monday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday 2-6 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m. Storytime Mondays 10 a.m. and Saturday 4 p.m.
BARTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
100 Church St, Barton. 802-525-6524. https://bartonpubliclibrary.org. Open Monday 2-6 p.m., Tuesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-noon.
COBLEIGH PUBLIC LIBRARY
14 Depot Street, Lyndonville. 802-626-5475. www.cobleighlibrary.org. Open Monday noon-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday noon-7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
CRAFTSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Church Lane, Craftsbury Common. 802-586-9683. [email protected]. www.craftsburypubliclibrary.org. Open Monday and Thursday 2-6 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
DAILEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 Junior High Drive, Derby Center. 802-766-5063. www.daileymemoriallibrary.org. Open Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
GLOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
51 Bean Hill Rd, Glover. 802-525-4365. https://gloverlibrary.org. Open Monday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday 2-5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday noon-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-noon.
GOODRICH MEMORIAL LIBRARY
202 Main Street, Newport. 802-334-7902. www.goodrichlibrary.org. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
GREENSBORO FREE LIBRARY
53 Wilson Street, Greensboro. 802-533-2531. [email protected]. www.greensborofreelibrary.org. Open Tuesday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday and Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
HASKELL FREE LIBRARY AND OPERA HOUSE
93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line. 888-626-2060. [email protected]. https://haskellopera.com. open to members from Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours of the library and opera house are available by reservation.
HITCHCOCK MUSEUM AND LIBRARY
1252 VT Route 100, Westfield. 802-744-8258. Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-6 p.m.
ISLAND POND PUBLIC LIBRARY
49 Mill St, Island Pond. 802-723-6134. www.islandpondpubliclibrary.com
JOHN WOODRUFF SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1972 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury. 802-586-9692. Open Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon and 2-6 p.m., Sunday noon-1 p.m.
JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
1 Water Street, Orleans. 802-754-6660. [email protected]. www.jonesmemoriallibrary.org. Open Wednesday, 1-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
LEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY
Irasburg. 802-754-2526. www.leachpubliclibrary.org. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
RAND MEMORIAL LIBRARY
160 Railroad Street, North Troy. 802-988-4741. [email protected]. www.randmemorial.com. Open Monday and Tuesday 3-7 p.m., Wednesday 1-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.-noon. Storytime Fridays at 10 a.m.
JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM ART GALLERY & PUBLIC LIBRARY
1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. 802-748-8291. www.stjathenaeum.org. Open Monday to Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.