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Vermont Country Store
Mon, Sep 8 - Mon, Oct 19
Great Vermont Corn Maze
Vermont Corn Maze, 1404 Wheelock Rd., Danville, VT
Sat, Sep 13 - Sat, Oct 5
River of Life Corn Maze
River of Life, 1145 RT. 14, Irasburg, VT
Fri, Sep 12 - Fri, Sep 20
SUDS: The Rockin' 60's Musical Soap
The Haskell Opera House, 93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line, VT
Sun, Sep 14 - Sun, Sep 20
SUDS: The Rockin' 60's Musical Soap
The Haskell Opera House, 93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line, VT
Mon, Mar 31 - Mon, Dec 29
Alzheimer's Association Support Groups
Northeastern VT Regional Hospital, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Tue, Mar 25 - Tue, Dec 23
Alzheimer's Association Support Groups
North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Dr., Newport, VT
Mon, Sep 8 - Mon, Sep 22
Foundations of Organic Gardening
Karme Choling, 369 Patneaude Lane, Barnet, VT
Fri, Sep 5 - Fri, Oct 10
Chronic Pain Self-Managment Program
Community Connections Calssroom, 55 Sherman Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Tue, Sep 9 - Tue, Oct 14
Healthier Living Workshop
Community Connections Conference Room, 55 Sherman Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Mon, Sep 8 - Mon, Sep 29
Life With Diabetes
NVRH Business Center Rm. #224, NVRH, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Wed, Jun 11 - Wed, Oct 1
Caledonia Farmers' Market - Danville
Danville Village Green, Danville, VT
Thu, Jun 12 - Thu, Oct 2
Peacham Farmers' Market
Town Green, Peacham, VT
Fri, Jun 13 - Fri, Sep 26
Hardwick Farmers' Market
Atkins Field, Granite St. (off Rt. 15) Hardwick, VT
Sat, Jun 14 - Sat, Sep 27
Groton Growers Farmers' Market
Community Building Lawn, Groton, VT
Fri, Aug 15 - Fri, Oct 3
My Extended Backyard
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild Back Studio, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Wed, Jun 4 - Wed, Oct 8
Lunenburg Farmers Market
Lunenburg town common, route 2, in the center of town
Fri, Jun 13 - Fri, Oct 10
Lyndon Farmers' Market
Bandstand Park Green, Lyndon, VT
Fri, Jun 13 - Fri, Oct 18
Newport Farmers' Market
Causeway between Gazebo & COC Info Center, Newport, VT
Sat, Jun 14 - Sat, Oct 25
Caledonia Farmers' Market - St. Johnsbury
Municipal parking lot behind Anthony's Diner, St. Johnsbury, VT
Sat, Sep 6, 2015
Osteoporosis Education & Support Group
The "community room" at Community National Bank in Derby
Fri, Aug 1 - Fri, Oct 31
Stephen Huneck Gallery and Dog Chapel
Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Rd. (off Spaulding Rd.), St. Johnsbury, VT
Sat, Apr 26 - Sat, Sep 19
OPEN FOR THE SEASON--Perennial Pleasures Nursery and Tea Garden
Perennial Pleasures Nursery and Tea Garden, 63 Brick House Rd., East Hardwick, VT
Sun, Sep 14, 2014
Monthly Sacred Harp Sing
Community Center (above the Co-op), Plainfield, VT
Tue, Sep 16 - Tue, Oct 7
Cardboard Challenge
Catamount Outback Artspace, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Wed, Sep 10 - Wed, Oct 29
Country Corner Squares
Riverside School Barn, Lily Pond Rd, Lyndonville, VT
Wed, Sep 3 - Wed, Dec 11
Community First Aid & CPR Training
CALEX Ambulance Building, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT

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Cardboard Challenge

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Time: 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm

A four-week activity for ages 7-12!

Taught by Celidh Galloway-Kane, students will use their imagination to create wonderful things out of cardboard and other recycled materials. The class will culminate with a community Cardboard Challenge, joining with other challengers around the world on the International Day of Play, October 11. Class fee is $25. Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 Ext. 108 for infomation on scholarships or payment plans.

Location:  Catamount Outback Artspace, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Catamount Arts
Phone: 802-748-2600
Website: www.catamountarts.org



Come Celebrate Our Sweet 16!

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The St. J Food Co-op is turning 16!

Come join us at the Co-op as we ceelbrate. Taste great food and drinks, listen to amazing local bands, and enter a raffle for a chance to win great prizes. Sample local vendors include: ice cream from Strafford Farm & Creamery; Chocolate from Daily Chocolate; Goodies from Small Axe Farm, and more. Check out our products from local vendors, listen to local bands, partake in wine tasting, enjoy a great dinner of hot dogs, burgers, and veggie burgers, side dishes, drinks for $10/adults and $5/kids. Enter to win great prizes in the raffle. Proceeds from this event will go to the Co-op's fundraising efforts.

Parking will be available at Merchant Bank.


Location:  St. J Food Co-op, 490 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: St. J Food Co-op
Phone: 748-9498
Email: info@stjfoodcoop.com
Website: www.stjfoodcoop.com



Yack the Kingdom on Memphremagog

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A four-day kayak trip!

Four days and three nights of camping expedition from the Barton River through South Bay and up the lake to Magog. We will be exploring the rich history, mystery and ecology of this majestic lake. Camping at Eagle Point, Owl's Head and Georgeville. Fee is $300 and includes meals. Kayak rental available for an additional fee. Bring your passport and if you haven't already, learn a little French.

Location:  Coventry Station Road access on Barton River.
Contact: Phil White
Phone: 802-249-9100
Email: phw1948gmail.com
Website: www.kingdomkayak.org



Maple Sugaring... Through the Years

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for the Fall 2014 Osher Lifelong Learning Insititue Lecture Series!

George L. Cook, Extension Professor, Extension Maple Specialist, UVM talks about Vermont's maple sugar makers are driving the industry today and becoming the cutting edge of new technology and production techniques.
 
Membership dues entitle subscribers to attend all sessions and bring a guest to one of them. Membership Dues are $45. Non-members may attend any single session for $5.


Location:  Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Catamount Arts
Phone: 802-748-2600
Website: www.learn.uvm.edu/olli



Teen Advisory Board

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm

Ages 13-18 are invited to join our Teen Advisory Board!

Join us every third Thursday of the month to have a say in the mterials we order for teens, the teen progarms we offer and much more. Snacks are provided.

Location:  Cobleigh Library, Depot St., Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Tina Achilles McClur
Phone: 626-5475
Email: tinaachilles@gmail.com




Bookbinding for Writers, Artists & Collectors

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you an artist, a writer, a collector of pictures and stories and poems?

Come join us at the Cobleigh Library and make your own one-of-a-kind, hand sewn book. We will be learning methods of exposed-spine sewing which allows the book to open flat. The size will be perfect for carrying in your pack or bag. We will divide our time between book making and writing. All levels of writers and bookbinders are welcome. Materials will be provided, however, you are welcome to bring any pictures, photos, poems, cards, or decortive papers you may have that you want to use. A list of tools will be provided on registration.

To register for this FREE class for adults, call the Cobleigh Library at 802-626-5475.


Location:  Cobleigh Library, 70 Depot St., Lyndonville, VT
Contact: MaryLiz Riddle
Phone: 802-525-3224
Email: info@cobleighlibrary.org




Fall Doe Camp

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Outdoor Education Retreat for adventurous women 18 years and older!

Over 40 classes in the woods, on the lake and on the beach. Moose BBQ on Saturday evening. Cost is $349, discounts available.

Location:  Jackson's Lodge & Log Cabins, Canaan, VT
Contact: Jackson's Lodge & Log Cabins
Phone: 802-425-6211
Email: vow@voga.org
Website: www.outdoorswoman.org



Shambhala Training Level I: The Art of Being Human

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Shambhala Training is a series of contemplative workshops, suited for both beginning and experienced meditators.


The simple and profound technique of mindfulness and awareness is the basis of a secular path of meditation, which can benefit people of any spiritual tradition and way of life. Shambhala Training is the study and practice of Shambhala warriorship, the tradition of human bravery and leadership. This path shows how to take the challenges of daily life into our modern society as opportunities for both contemplative practice and social action.

Location:  Karme Choling, 369 Patneaude Lane, Barnet, VT
Phone: 802-633-2384
Email: communications@karmecholing.org
Website: www.karmecholing.org/program.php?id=5294



Storytime

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

Join us for storytime! Call the Athenaeum to confirm this event is taking place today.

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will be having storytime in the Children's Library every Friday and every 1st and 3rd Saturday. These events are part of the Athenaeum's Acorn Club.

Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Phone: 748-8291
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



Tibetan Nights

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you wondering what the images and symbols mean in Tibetan art? Whether you are new to Tibetan Buddhism, a long time practitioner or just curious, this evening of the history and deep meaning of the art of Tibet will prove to be fascinating for everyone.

Enjoy a traditional Tibetan dinner and an engaging discussion with traveler and professor Jim Hagan. $5 includes a traditional Tibetan dinner of momos (similar to dumplings) and thukpa (a favorite Tibetan soup).

Location:  Milarepa Center, 1344 U.S. Highway 5 South, Barnet, VT

Contact: Felicity Keeley
Phone: 802-633-4136
Email: milarepa@milarepacenter.org
Website: www.milarepacenter.org/tibetannights.html



The Infamous Stringdusters

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Join us for the kickoff performance of Kingdom County Productions' Sixth Northeast Kingdom Performance Season!

An exclusive northern New England concert by The Infamous Stringdusters, the Grammy-nominated bluegrass supergroup that defies categorization by stretching the boundaries of traditional music to create a distinctive and evolving sound unlike any other.

 Reserved seats: $46, $36, $26, $18. Students: $10, and over 65, deduct $3. 


Location:  Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Catamount Arts
Phone: 888-757-5559 or 802-748-2600
Website: www.KingdomCounty.org



Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival 2014

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Events being held all day in Downtown St. Johnsbury, including Train Rides! And, most events are FREE!!


ALL-DAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES 

Located along Railroad Street, Eastern Avenue and Main Street. Visit our cultural attractions, local shops and historical gems to take part in the many special events our community has put together! 
 
8 am-Noon ..... ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST, St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main St. To benefit the St. J. Meals on Wheels Program. By donation. (Breakfast: Ham, scrambled eggs, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont pancakes and syrup & beverage)
9 am-2 pm ..... CALEDONIA COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET, with Live Musical Performances, Pearl Street, behind TD Bank.
9:30 am ..... TRAIN RIDE, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Round trip to Ryegate, 1 ½ hours. Please follow signs for parking. $12, $6 (12 & under).
10 am-all sold ..... PIE SALE, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Lawn, to benefit Friends of the Athenaeum.
10 am-all sold ..... FIREHOUSE CHILI, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center parking lot. Chili made by St. J. Firefighters.
10 am-2 pm ..... PRINTMAKING, Catamount Outback Artspace, 107 Eastern Ave. FREE.
10 am-3 pm ..... BOOK SALE, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, second floor, to benefit Friends of the Athenaeum.
10 am-3:30 pm ..... COLORS OF THE KINGDOM ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, with SHOEBOX RAFFLE & COOKIE WALK, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Hand-made crafts, artwork, flea market, goodies and food vendors.
10 am-3:30 pm ..... CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Bounce house, cotton candy, cookies and hot chocolate, benefitting the Good Shepherd Catholic School.
10 am-3:30 pm ..... ST. JOHNSBURY ART WALK, Railroad Street. Local artists’ displays, musical performances, artisan demonstrations and engaging activities for all to take part in.
10 am ..... 11th ANNUAL NEKYS WALK. Fund-raising walk, benefitting homeless youth & young adults in our community. Will step off from St. Johnsbury Elks Club, travel down Main Street, Eastern Avenue, Railroad Street continuing on for a total of 3.2 miles. Ends back at Elks. Registration at 9 a.m.
11 am ..... LIVE MUSIC, by 1000 Frames (Punk Rock), hosted by Open Mic St. Jay, Octagon Porch, 107 Eastern Ave. (Catamount Arts Campus). FREE.
11 am ..... “WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE AND SOMETIMES ICE AND STEAM,” Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. Demonstration and discussion, presented by Arthur Brooks, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin. FREE.
11:30 am ..... TRAIN RIDE, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Round trip to Ryegate, 1 ½ hours. Please follow signs for parking. $12, $6 (12 & under).
Noon ..... LIVE MUSIC, by Mangroves (1960’s style jam band), hosted by Open Mic St. Jay, Octagon Porch, 107 Eastern Ave. (Catamount Arts Campus). FREE.
12:30 pm ..... PLANETARIUM SHOW, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, 1302 Main St. FREE.
1 pm ..... LIVE MUSIC, by Victory Orchard (classic rock), hosted by Open Mic St. Jay, Octagon Porch, 107 Eastern Ave. (Catamount Arts Campus). FREE.
1:30 pm ..... TRAIN RIDE, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Round trip to Ryegate, 1 ½ hours. Please follow signs for parking. $12, $6 (12 & under).
1:30 pm ..... PLANETARIUM SHOW, Fairbanks Museum, 1302 Main St. FREE.
2 pm ..... LIVE MUSIC, by Better Things (punk rock), hosted by Open Mic St. Jay, Octagon Porch, 107 Eastern Ave. (Catamount Arts Campus). FREE.
3:30 pm ..... TRAIN RIDE, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Round trip to Ryegate, 1 ½ hours. Please follow signs for parking. $12, $6 (12 & under).
3:30 pm ..... PLANETARIUM SHOW, Fairbanks Museum, 1302 Main St. FREE.
7 pm ..... CATAMOUNT BLUEGRASS JAM, live musical performance. Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave. FREE.

MAIN LOCATIONS WITH ONGOING EVENTS
9 am-5 pm: ST. JOHNSBURY WELCOME CENTER OPERATING HOURS, 51 Depot Square. Volunteer on duty. Train Rides, Food, Arts & Crafts Fair, Flea Market, Shoe Box Raffle, Cookie Walk, Children’s Activities and more located in and around the center and adjacent park.

9 am-5 pm:
FAIRBANKS MUSEUM OPERATING HOURS, 1302 Main St. FREE Admission All Day. FREE Planetarium Shows, presentation on “Water, Water Everywhere and Sometimes Ice and Steam.” New public art: Copper weathervanes by Michael Schumacher, of a Great Blue Heron & Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.

10 am-3 pm
: ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM OPERATING HOURS, 1171 Main St. Docent on hand to offer tours of gallery and athenaeum. New public art: “Vermont Pilgrim,” from granite and bronze by Murray Dewart, also granite bench inscribed with line of poetry by Rachel Hadas, made from an original Athenaeum front step. FREE.

10 am-3:30 pm
: ST. JOHNSBURY ART WALK, Railroad Street and Eastern Avenue. Local artists’ displays, musical performances, artisan demonstrations and engaging activities for all to take part in!

11 am-9 pm
: CATAMOUNT FILM & ARTS OPERATING HOURS, 107 &115 Eastern Ave, including Outback Artspace and Octagon Porch. Catamount Gallery Group Show (20 artists, from a variety of mediums). Music performances throughout the day. New public art: “Alice Jane, the Weathervane,” a granite mosaic by Mary Tapogna, also featuring mosaic flower boxes and bench. FREE.

Varied Times
: SPECIALTY SHOPS, RESTAURANTS & BUSINESSES, Throughout St. Johnsbury & the region. Stop in to our wonderful establishments to see the treasures they have to offer!
(Times and events subject to change.)

FREE PARKING
 is available on street and in large lot in downtown district, between Railroad & Pearl Streets. Follow signs. Please use this parking if you plan to take train rides!  Parking areas will be prominently marked.
*Only Handicap Parking is available at the Railroad Station.

THANK YOU!:

The Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival is organized by the Northeast Kingdom Chamber with the tremendous help of our partners: Catamount Arts, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum & Art Gallery, St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce, St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society, St. Johnsbury Senior Nutritional Center and all participating venues.

OUR SPONSORS
:
TD Bank, Downs Rachlin Martin, Price Chopper
Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, Fairbanks Scales, Passumpsic Savings Bank
Community National Bank, Weidmann, Union Bank

TRAIN RIDES!!!!!

Hosted by the St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society with Choo Choo the Clown. Trains run, round trip, from the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30.  Each ride lasts about 1 ½ hours and will highlight the history of the railroad in the area. Cost is $12 Adults, $6 for Kids 12 and under. Bring your binoculars! Tickets may be purchased ahead, until midnight before the event, at www. catamountarts.org, or reserved by calling 802-748-8406 or 802-748-3678. Tickets will be sold the day of the event at the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center.


Location:  St. Johnsbury Welcome Center and Downtown St. Johnsbury at multiple venues along Railroad Street, Eastern Avenue and Main Street
Contact: Northeast Kingdom Chamber
Phone: 1-800-639-6379 or 802-748-3678
Email: nekinfo@nekchamber.com
Website: www.nekchamber.com



9th Annual Chilifest

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:  Newport, VT
Contact: Vermont North Country Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 802-334-7782
Website: www.vtnorthcountry.org/



Mindful Photography

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

$25 includes a day-long photography workshop and a vegetarian/vegan lunch.

Photography has never been so accessible and yet we are still not happy with the outcome. We often allow the technical aspects and our judging minds to squash our creative aspirations. This one-day workshop will combine mindful exercises, both meditative and photographic, to help you open up and look at things differently. This is not about technical proficiency! Come and take some time, let go of expectations, and have some fun with your camera.

Location:  Milarepa Center, 1344 U.S. Highway 5 South, Barnet, VT
Contact: Felicity Keeley
Phone: 802-633-4136
Email: milarepa@milarepacenter.org
Website: www.milarepacenter.org/linda.html



11th Annual NEKYS Walk

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 am

Join us for this Northeast Kingdom Youth Services annual event!

Raise "FOOTSTEPS TO AWARENESS" for homeless youth in our community. BBQ, prizes, and raffle drawing.  All by donations.  Registration at 9 a.m. and kickoff at 10 a.m.

Location:  Elks Lodge, 118 Western Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: NEKYS
Phone: 748-8762
Email: nekys@nekys.org




Newport Fall Foliage Festival

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come join us for this annual event!

Parade, chilifest, crafts, and music in downtown Newport along the shores of Lake Memphremagog.

Location:  Newport, VT
Website: www.vtnorthcountry.org



Storytime

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

Join us for storytime! Call the Athenaeum to confirm this event is taking place today.

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will be having storytime in the Children's Library every Friday and every 1st and 3rd Saturday. These events are part of the Athenaeum's Acorn Club.

Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Phone: 748-8291
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



The Five Corners Quintet

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm

Join us for this Main Street Arts concert!

The Five Corners Quintet, led by Jason Bergman, violin, in a concert of music by Dvorak, Piazzolla, and with original compositions by Paul Perley.

Suggested donation at the door: $10/person, $20/family, and children under 12 are free.


Location:  St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1265 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Phone: 748-8888




Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm

"Made in Vermont" Music Festival!

The program includes a concerto by Dittersdorf for an under-sung pair of solo instruments (viola and double bass), and Holst's popular St. Paul's Suite. Beth Wiemann, a Burlington native, will join us to introduce the world premiere she has written for the VSO, "Before the Snow."

Tickets: $27/Adults, $23/Seniors, $14/State College Faculty & Staff, $10/Students, $6/VT State College Students. 


Location:  The Haskell Opera House, 93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line, VT
Contact: Catamount Arts or Flynntix
Phone: 888-757-5559 or 1-802-863-5966




30th Annual T.N. Vail Clambake and Raffle

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm

President Joe Bertolino invites you to the 30th Annual T.N. Vail Clambake and Raffle!

Clambake Social on the John H. Marshall Observaton Deck.
4:30 - Cash Bar/Student Entertainment
5:00 - LSC President Joe Bertolino Welcomes Guests
5:15 - LSC Atmospheric Sciences Student Presentation
LSC Foundation Raffle Tickets on Sale!
 
Clambake Dinner in the Moore Community Room.
6:00 - Choice of Lobster, BBQ Chicken, or Grilled Vegetable Stack; plus...clams, mussels, New England Clam Chowder, corn on the cob, green salad, cornbread, boiled red bliss potatoes, and apple crisp.

LSC Foundation Raffle drawing following dinner in the Academic & Student Activity Center.  Tickets: $65 per person, Table of ten $600. You do not need to be present to win, but it is more fun. Raffle items include: Two Q Burke season winter passes; Two Q Burke Trial season passes; Aerial photo of your choice by Ary Quiros, Bob Jenks & The Framing Format; A family flight in Vermont in Ary Quiros' private plane; Two season passes to the NEK Classical Series in St. Johnsbury; Jay Peak Ski or Play and Stay for two.

Please park in the Vail lot.


Location:  Lyndon State College, College Rd., Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Victoria Rouleau
Phone: 802-626-6482
Email: Victoria.Rouleau@LyndonState.edu
Website: www.lyndonstate.edu



Open Chess

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014 - Monday, December 29, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm

Open chess for all ages!


Join us on Monday, September 22nd at 1 pm, Friday, October 10 at 1 p.m., Monday, Novermber 24 at 1 pm, and Monday, December 29 at 1 pm. The library will have chess sets available for those who wish to play recreational chess with other players.  This is fun chess play, not instructions. Kids 10 and under need to bring someone to supervise.

Location:  Cobleigh Library, Depot St., Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Tina Achilles McClur
Phone: 626-5475
Email: tinaachilles@gmail.com




Economic Development Listening Forum

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

What policies can help us realize the potential of our beautiful town?

We're bringing Montpelier to St. Johnsbury to give our community a chance to be heard by decision makers. What support is available to help us promote sustainable economic development, cultivate the creative economy and spotlight our region's assets?  Panelists include: Rep. Shap Smith, Speaker of the House; Deputy Secretary Lucy Leriche, Agency of Commerce & Comm. Development; Rep. Jim Masland, House Ways & Means Committee. Light refreshments provided.

Hosts are Rep. Michelle Fay and Rep. Bob South.


Location:  Former Mill River Furniture Store, 166 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Rep. Michelle Fay
Phone: 748-1291
Email: michellebfay@gmail.com




Fall Harvest Day

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:  Old Stone House Museum, 109 Old Stone House Rd., Browninton, VT 05860
Contact: Old Stone House Museum
Phone: 802-754-2022
Email: edassistant@oldstonehousemuseum.org
Website: www.oldstonehousemuseum.org



Tour de Kingdom - Fall Foliage Tour

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

One to five days of supported rides during the height of fall foliage!

Wednesday, September 24 -- Guided Ride through Orleans Central: We start the Tour off with a ride on our most favorite roads in Orleans County.

Thursday, September 25 -- Guided Moose Loop With a Twist: Our friends from the White Mountain Velo showed us this route starting in Vermont, over to New Hampshire and back.

Friday, September 26 -- Guidend Ride Around Lake Memphremagog: This ride is a favorite of our local Kingdom Velo Group. We start in Vermont and go into Canada (bring your passport).

Saturday, September 27 -- The Kingdom's Legendary Lake Region: This course takes riders through the kingdom's legendary lake region. Loops of differing lengths are offered.

Sunday, September 28 -- The Western Hill Country: Intended to challenge those riders who live for the climb, taking them through the Kingdom's western "hill country".


Location:  Orleans County
Contact: Phil White
Phone: 802-249-9100
Email: phw1948@gamil.com
Website: www.kingdomgames.co



Catamount World Chorus

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

An opportunity for children to sing music from a variety of world music traditions!

Students will learn music by ear, sing songs in foreign languages, and experience the joy and confidence that only singing in a chorus can give. If your child loves to sing and has the time and passion to commit to weekly rehearsals, the chorus is perfect for him or her. The chorus will perform in December for Victorian Holidays. Students are asked to bring a water bottle.

Registration fee: $25 for the semester.  Rehearsal are on Wednesdays, Sept 24 - Dec. 17 (no rehearsal on Nov. 26) from 3:30 to 5 p.m.


Location:  Catamount Outback Artspace, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Catamount Arts
Phone: 802-748-2600
Website: www.catamountarts.org



Nothing is Not Ready: HIstory of Bread & Puppet

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for the Fall 2014 Osher Lifelong Learning Insititue Lecture Series!

Elka and Peter Schumann of Glover give a history of Bread and Puppet Theater, Press and Museum in Glover.
 
Membership dues entitle subscribers to attend all sessions and bring a guest to one of them. Membership Dues are $45. Non-members may attend any single session for $5.


Location:  Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Catamount Arts
Phone: 802-748-2600
Website: www.learn.uvm.edu/olli



Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm

"Made in Vermont" Music Festival!

The program includes a concerto by Dittersdorf for an under-sung pair of solo instruments (viola and double bass), and Holst's popular St. Paul's Suite. Beth Wiemann, a Burlington native, will join us to introduce the world premiere she has written for the VSO, "Before the Snow."

Tickets: $27/Adults, $23/Seniors, $14/State College Faculty & Staff, $10/Students, $6/VT State College Students. 


Location:  Alexander Twilight Theater, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd., Lyndonville, VT

Contact: Catamount Arts or Flynntix
Website: www.catamountarts.org



Storytime

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

Join us for storytime! Call the Athenaeum to confirm this event is taking place today.

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will be having storytime in the Children's Library every Friday and every 1st and 3rd Saturday. These events are part of the Athenaeum's Acorn Club.

Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Phone: 748-8291
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



Conga Drumming

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014 - Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 3:15 pm

Play the infectious beat of the drum!

In this intensive drumming camp for ages 8 and up, you will be learning the hand techniques specific to the conga, playing rhythms from Cuba and Haiti. This is a great opportunity to play as an ensemble, and to grow your individaul skills. Linda Warnaar is the class instructor. Class fee: $120 for 8 weeks. Drums provided or you may bring your own if you have one. Slower paced will be at 3:15 pm and faster paced at 3:50 pm.

Location:  Catamount Outback Artspace, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Anne Campbell
Phone: 802-748-2600
Website: www.catamountarts.org



LEGO Club

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014 - Friday, May 29, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm

Ages 11 and up are invited to gather!


Join us on the fourth Friday of every month for an afternoon of building with LEGO's and hanging out. Bring your own LEGO's or use the LEGOs the Cobleigh has available.

Location:  Cobleigh Library, Depot St., Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Tina Achilles McClur
Phone: 626-5475
Email: tinaachilles@gmail.com




David Macaulay

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm

With his signature humor and insight, David Macaulay will focus on observing through drawing and the many ways to see the world around us!

David Macaulay's playful illustrations guide us through the mysteries of structure, mechanics and engineering - most recently turning the training to the amazing ways our bodies work. His books explore the construction of big buildings, from pyramids to skyscrapers, with curiosity and attention to architectural details. Open to all ages.

Thanks to sponsorship from NVRH and Union Bank, every child will take home a book by David Macaulay.


Location:  St. Johnsbury School, 257 Western Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Fairbanks Museum
Phone: 748-2372
Website: www.fairbanksmuseum.org



Game of Logging Levels

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sharpen your skills and stay safe in the woods with the nationally acclaimed Game of Logging courses!

Sawyers of any ability will learn and practice bore cutting, trigger-release tree felling, saw maintenance and safety precautions under the watchful eye of instructor Dave Birdsall. Level 1 will be on Saturday, September 27 and Level 2 will be on Sunday, September 28. Both days run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fee is $170 for each level.

Location:  NorthWoods Stewardship Center, 154 Leadership Dr., East Charleston, VT
Contact: NorthWoods Stewardship Center
Phone: 802-723-6551, Ext. 115
Website: www.northwoodscenter.org



East Burke Fall Foliage Festival

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The days' events include: Parade, Rubber Duck Race, Live Music, Kids Area with a Jump House, face painting, Craft Show, Beer and Wine Tent and more!

The days' events include:

  • Parade starts at 10:00
  • Rubber Duck Race
  • Kids Area with a Jump House, face painting and more
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides
  • Farm Animal Petting Zoo
  • Cow Plop Bingo
  • Craft Show opens at 9 am - 3 pm
  • Beer & Wine Tent Open from 11 am - 6 pm
  • Live Raptor Show with Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)! 
  • Musical performers for the festival include Tritium Well and Chickweed featuring Linda Warnaar!


Location:  In the Village of East Burke, Vermont
Contact: Burke Area Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 802-626-4124
Email: burkechamber@burkevermont.com
Website: www.burkevermont.com



Kingdom Enduro

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 2014 Kingdom Enduro is a 3 stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer. From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, September 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections.


Visit www.triplecrownenduro.com for series information.
Event Registration HERE: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/triple-crown-eastern-enduro-series---burke-bike-park
TRAIL INFO TBD: to keep it exciting and fair for all, more trail details will be released closer to the event date.

Location:  Burke Mountain, East Burke, VT

Website: www.triplecrownenduro.com



Pink Martini

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Join us for Night #2 of Kingdom County Productions' Sixth Northeast Kingdom Performance Season!

A special return engagement of the popular "little orchestra," Pink Martini, the 14-member Portland ensemble that creates an intoxicating blend of Latin jazz, Brazilian samba and Afro-Cuban rumba to Japanese film noir and sultry '30's cabaret songs.

Reserved seats: $54, $44, $29, $18. Gold Circle - $64. Students: $15, and over 65, deduct $3. 


Location:  Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Catamount Arts
Phone: 888-757-5559 or 802-748-2600
Website: www.KingdomCounty.org



Clarence Darrow

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for this one-man show!

"History repeats itself. That's one of the things wrong with history." Kevin McGee  portrays Clarence Darrow as a young boy about seven through his years as a criminal lawyer.

Tickets: $10; free to LSC students with ID.


Location:  Alexander Twilight Theatre, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Rd., Lyndonville, VT
Contact: Lyndon State College
Website: www. alumni.lyndonstate.edu/darrow



Lyndon State College Fireworks

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Come watch a fireworks display celebrating Homecoming at Lyndon State College!

Location:  Lyndon State College Campus, Lyndonville, VT

Contact: Jinai Gordon
Phone: (802) 626-6363
Website: www.lyndonstate.edu/event/fireworks/



Apple & Cheese Tasting

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location:  Old Stone House Museum, 109 Old Stone House Rd., Brownington, VT 05860
Contact: Old Stone House Museum
Phone: 802-754-2022
Email: edassistant@oldstonehousemuseum.org
Website: www.oldstonehousemuseum.org



Burke Bike Park Kingdom Enduro

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 9:00 am

A 3-stage race showcasing everything that the Burke Bike Park has to offer!

From cross-country to single track to downhill, this race will test your endurance and technical skill. The race will be held Sunday, Septembe 28, with a practice day scheduled for Saturday, September 27. The race will be divided into 3 stages consisting of timed specials and untimed transport sections. Ride hard and you might end the summer with cash and prizes in hand.

Entry fees: $35, $45, $65, and $75.


Location:  QBurke, 223 Sherburne Lodge Rd., East Burke, VT
Contact: QBurke
Phone: 802-626-7300
Website: www.skiburke.com/events



Political Leaf Peeping Event

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm

Join us for this annual event!

The Bread and Puppet annual Political Leaf Peeping event wilth small shows, live music, bread and aioli - a family event!

Location:  Bread and Puppet Theater, 753 Heights Rd., Glover, VT
Contact: Bread and Puppet Theater
Phone: 802-525-3031
Website: www.breadand puppet.org



Old North Church Services

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Join us for this memorable service!

It will be a service of music provided by the choirs of the churches of Danville singing individual and combined numbers.


Location:  Old North Church, North Danville, VT




Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Walden

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The first of seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days starts off in Walden.


Monday, September 29th join us for Walden’s Country Fair! Our day begins with registration at 9 a.m. at the Walden Church in Noyesville with coffee & donuts. Enjoy the sights and sounds of country life with a display of traditional action exhibits, arts & crafts, and interacting with a myriad of farm animals, large and small. The folks of Walden will share country music and small home businesses nestled in the wooded hills.

A homemade soup and sandwich lunch (approximately $5) will sustain you as you tour through the hills and along roadways not usually seen on travesl from here to there. A family-style Barbecue Beef Supper will be served with mashed potatoes, veggies, rolls and home baked pies, beginning at 5:30 pm, $12. For supper reservations and information, call Judy Clifford, (802) 563-2777(evenings) or 802-793-5011, PO Box 54, W. Danville, VT 05873.  Day of the event, call (802)563-2265. Please stop by, we’re excited to meet you!
 



Location:  Walden, VT

Contact: Judy Clifford
Phone: 802-563-2777 (evenings)




Vermont's Northeast Kingdom Annual Fall Foliage Festival - Cabot

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The second of the seven unique festivals being held over seven consecutive days is in Cabot today!

Start your day with coffee, donuts and crafts at the Willey Memorial Building from 9 am until 3 pm, where you can also sign up for tours and make lunch and supper reservations. Spend your day touring old school houses, historical locations, craft shops, hay rides to a sugarhouse, the Cabot Creamery, or the hydroelectric plant...or hike to Nichols Ledge and take the scenic shutterbug tour and see the beauty of Cabot. 

Corn chowder and chili luncheon (adults $6, children $2.50) at Cabot Church at 11:30 am, 12:30 and 1:15 pm.  Turkey dinner at 5:00 and 6:15 pm (adults $12, children $5) at the Cabot School. Ticket reservations for luncheon and dinner can be made at the same time by calling Rose Bothfield at (802)563-2715. For more information, please contact Tara Rogerson (802)917-2992.


Location:  Cabot, VT

Contact: Tara Rogerson
Phone: 802-917-2992.

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