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Vermont Country Store
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 1, 2014
Annual Sheffield Field Day
Sheffield, 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
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, Aug 10 - Sun, Dec 14
Monthly Sacred Harp Sing
Community Center (above the Co-op), Plainfield, VT

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Visitor Events

Annual Sheffield Field Day

Date: Monday, September 1, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come and spend the day to help some worthy causes!

Parade, activities, contests, and events - all to benefit the Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department, Food Pantry, camp scholarships and other worthwhile causes.

Location:  Sheffield, VT
Contact: Sheffield Town Clerk
Phone: 802-626-8862




Community First Aid & CPR Training

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - Thursday, December 11, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm

Learn how to be prepared!

Learn American Heart Association First Aid and CPR from certified instructors. Registration rquired.
First Aid is being offered the first Wednesday of the month, September through December. Fee is $45 for initial training and $25 for renewal.
CPR training wil be held the second Thursday of the month, September through December. Fee is $35 for initial training attendees and $25 for renewal.
Register on our website www.calexambulance.org.


Location:  CALEX Ambulance Building, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: CALEX Ambulance
Website: www.calexambulance.org



Comedian Jessica Kirson

Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Come enjoy the comedic styling of Jessica Kirson.

Location:  Alexander Twilight Theater, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

Contact: Jinai Gordon
Phone: 802-626-6363
Website: www.lyndonstate.edu/event/comedian-jessica-kirson/



Storytime

Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

Join us for storytime!

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: 802-748-8291
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



Chronic Pain Self-Managment Program

Date: Friday, September 5, 2014 - Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A FREE 6-week series on managing your chronic pain!

Chronic pain cannot be eliminated, but there are things you can do to feel better. This workshop includes gentle movement excerises - please wear comfortable clothing. Friends and caregivers welcome. Prior participation in Healthier Living Workshop is recommended.  Registration required.

Location:  Community Connections Calssroom, 55 Sherman Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Community Connections
Phone: 748-7395




Main Street Arts @ St. Andrew's

Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Join us for our second concert this summer!

We welcome cellist, Melissa Perley and pianist, Vladimir Odionokikh with a program that includes music by Chopin and John Williams. They are joined by Jason Bergman, violin and Eben Bodach-Turner for a piece by Pazzola.
Suggested donations are: $10 for adults, $20 for a family; children under are free.

Location:  St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1265 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Phone: 802-748-8888




Baby-Sitter Training

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Sign up for this great training!

Designed to give you the safety skills and confidence to be a great babysitter.  For boys and girls ages 11-15. Registration required.

Location:  NVRH Business Center Rm. #126, NVRH, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT.
Phone: 748-7553




In Search of Memphre

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A 25 Mile International Swim the Length of Memphremagog!

An epic 25 mile, cold water "expeditionary" swim the length of Lake Memphremagog between Newport, VT and Magog, QC. To search for our legendary and swimmer friendly lake creature -- to promote a more open border with our Canadian friends and family members -- to raise money for one or more worthy causes. (Cap of 10)

Location:  Newport, VT
Contact: Phil White
Phone: 802-249-9100
Website: www.kingdomswim.org



Storytime

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

Join us for storytime!

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



Osteoporosis Education & Support Group

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 - Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are the National Osteoporosis Foundation BETTER BONES of the Northeast Kingdom education and support group. Our meetings are FREE and open to the public. Registration recommended.

We meet on the first Saturday of every month (except for the months of January, July & August). We have a variety of guest speakers and medical specialists to present information on osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Meetings are for those with osteoporosis or osteopenia -family members of those with osteoporosis or osteopenia -anyone who would like to learn about osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Location:  The "community room" at Community National Bank in Derby
Contact: Mary King, RN, BSN
Phone: 802-535-2011
Email: Mary@BetterBonesNEK.org
Website: www.BetterBonesNEK.org



"Northern Borders" Film Screening

Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Jay Craven's "Northern Borders" to play benefit screening to support The Peacham Cafe!

"Northern Borders" was shot in Vermont and New Hampshire, and is based on the award-winning Howard Frank Mosher novel recently declared by The London Guardian as one of the "Top Ten Books Featuring Grandparents."
Tickets will be available at the door. Prices are: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors over 65; and $6 for students.

Location:  Peacham Congregational Church, Peacham, VT
Contact: Jay Craven
Email: jcraven@marlboro.edu
Website: www.KingdomCounty.org



Annual Fall Foliage Run

Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time: 7:00 am - 3:00 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



Foundations of Organic Gardening

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 - Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Master gardener, Jan Enthoven, leads this hands-on learning opportunity in Karmê Chöling's one-acre vegetable, herb and flower garden.


In addition to learning basic gardening techniques, there are formal gardening classes and participants will receive mindfulness-awareness instruction on the cushion, in the garden, and on contemplative nature walks. All levels of gardening experience welcome.

Location:  Karme Choling, 369 Patneaude Lane, Barnet, VT
Phone: 802-633-2384
Email: communications@karmecholing.org
Website: www.karmecholing.org/program.php?id=5285



Life With Diabetes

Date: Monday, September 8, 2014 - Monday, September 29, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for this 4-week course which is covered with referral!

An interactive program to discuss care and skills for living well with diabetes. Includes light supper at 5 pm.  Meets Mondays on Sept. 8, 15, 22, and 29th.
Healthcare provider referral and registration required.


Location:  NVRH Business Center Rm. #224, NVRH, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Ginny Flanders
Phone: 748-7433




Healthier Living Workshop

Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for this FREE 6-Week Series!

The Healthier Living Workshop is an evidence-based program that has been shown to improve your quality of life, reduce unscheduled visits to your healthcare provider and lessen admissions to the hospital. Registration required.

Location:  Community Connections Conference Room, 55 Sherman Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Community Connections
Phone: 748-7395




Country Corner Squares

Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An 8-week Square Dance instruction class!

Square dance supports your mind, body and spirit; learn the basic calls and join the fun. Classes continue through May.
Fun free nights September 10 and 17. Classes $5/ea after those dates.


Location:  Riverside School Barn, Lily Pond Rd, Lyndonville, VT
Phone: 802-684-3829




From Dubai to Thailand to Burma (Myanmar)

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Heinz Fischer and Lindy Burdet, Lyndon world travelers, present a film looking at three different civilizations: Ultra modern, present day and a struggling third world country.

Inaugural Luncheon at 12:30 p.m., prepared by the students of St. J. Academy's Culinary Arts Program. FREE to members; all others, by donation.
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



Bike the Kingdom - North to South Bicycle Tour

Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us to pedal power your way from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts Line on Route 5!

NorthWoods teams up with Kingdom Games to lead this tour with an S.A.G. wagon and support. Bike approximtely 60 miles per day with two nights of camping while NorthWoods carries your gear. Breakfast, dinner, transportation, and campsites fees will be provided. BYO bike, helmet, hydration, and lunches. Price is $200.

Location:  Derby Line, VT

Contact: Northwoods Stewardship Center
Phone: 802-723-6551 Ext. 115
Email: events@northwoodscenter.org
Website: www.northwoodscenter.org



Storytime

Date: Friday, September 12, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

Join us for storytime!

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: 802-748-8291
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



Breakfast

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us for a monthly breakfast!

Pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, toast, homemade jams & jellys, bacon, sausage, REAL Vermont Maple Syrup, juice, coffee, tea & hot chocolate. Price is: Adults - $7, over 60 - $6, children under 12 - $3.50.

Location:  Lake View Grange Hall, West Barnet, VT
Contact: Lois Allen
Phone: 802-748-8180
Email: loisallen@myfairpoint.net




Home Buyers Workshop-Newport, VT

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Learn How To Buy A Home!

You'll learn about...

  • Home-Buying Process
  • Mortgages
  • Hidden Costs
  • Talking To Your Lender
  • Choosing A Home
Seating is limited. Call to register. Pre-register and Save $10.
Registration fee of $50 before 5 p.m. on February 10, 2012.  If you prefer to pay the day of the class, the fee is $60. Forms are available on our website. Please sign in at 8:00 a.m.

Location:  Emory Hebard State Office Building, 100 Main Street, Newport, VT

Contact: Gilman Housing Trust
Phone: 888-698-8466
Email: info@nekhome.org
Website: www.myvthome.org



First Shot Archery Program

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

To begin the study of kyudo, students are required to take First Shot instruction on Saturday morning. This will provide training in Kyudo's Seven Coordinations, shichi-do, the basic form for aligning the body and properly releasing the arrow.


The precision of the form offers the student the opportunity to sweep away obstacles allowing one to see the mind and qualities of the heart more clearly. All are welcome, regardless of age, gender, or physical strength. Teens are welcome, and children should be at least 10 years of age. All necessary equipment will be provided. Please bring comfortable clothing. The program begins Saturday at 9 am and ends Sunday at 2:30 with a closing ceremony. Participants arriving on Friday are welcome to observe the intermediate program’s practice and join us for the evening talk after dinner.

Location:  369 Patneaude Lane, Barnet, VT
Phone: 802-633-2384
Email: marketing@karmecholing.org
Website: www.karmecholing.org/program.php?id=5305



Walk to End Alzheimer's

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 am

Join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer's  - the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research!

Registration begins at 9 am with a ceremony to follow at 10 am. The 2-mile walk will then take off at 10:30 am. Walk as an individaul, join a team or create a team. You can register in advance and start raising funds immediately. Together we can all make a difference and help put an end to this awful disease.

Location:  St. Johnsbury's Welcome Center, 51 Depot Sq., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Martha Richardson
Phone: 802-316-3839
Email: VTSTJohnsbury Wallk@alz.org




NEK Sustainable Living Fair

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sustainability is all about leaving behind a better world for future generations!

A full day of activities focusing on opportunities in the Northeast Kindgom area to promote: Sustainable local renewable energy production and efficient use; Sustainable local food production and processing; Sustainable transportation; and more. This event is free. Exhibitors and sponsors are welcome.

Location:  Lyndon State College, College Road, Lyndon Center, VT
Contact: Ben Luce
Phone: 802-279-7838
Email: Ben.Luce@lyndonstate.edu
Website: www.lyndonstate.edu



Northern Vermont Regional Hospital Summer Gala

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Great Venue! Great Food! Great Fun!

Thie hospital's premier fund-raising event, held at the beautiful home of a NVRH supporter.

Location:  TBA
Contact: Jim Flynn
Phone: 748-7516




Cabot Ride the Ridges

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 8:00 am

A fun and challenging mostly dirt bike ride through the scenic landscapes and rugged terrian of Cabot and Peacham, VT!

Four rides to choose from:

"The Family", a family friendly and adventuresome tour of one of the most beautiful rides in Cabot, 10 km - 10 a.m.
"The Sturdy", a more extended single ridge adventure. You will feel on top of the world as you explore Cabot Plains, 30 km - 10 a.m.
"The Rugged", all the best that Cabot has to offer! The going gets interesting. Multiple ridges, classic class 4 adventure and more, 60 km - 8 a.m.
"The Warped", the ultimate ride. The best of Cabot plus an extended adventure into a nearby dark forest and beautiful ridge line that you won't forget, 100 km - 8 a.m.

12 and under: FREE; 13-17: $15; 18 and over: $25; Family Max: $40. Pre register at BikeReg.com before September 1 for best rates. Pre-register at BikeReg.com before September 1 for best rates.


Location:  Cabot High School, 25 Common Rd., Cabot, VT
Email: cabotconnects@hotmail.com
Website: www.BikeReg.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



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!

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 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..... complete schedule still TBD, last year included:    


EVENTS/ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES, scheduled all day, in and around the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center and park, 51 Depot Square, along Railroad Street, Eastern Avenue and Main Street! 
8 a.m.-Noon     PANCAKE BREAKFAST, St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main St. To benefit the St. J. Meals on Wheels Program. $6.50
9 a.m.             WEARABLE LEAF ART, with Sharon Biddle, Outback Artspace, 107 Eastern Ave. FREE.
9 a.m.-all sold  PIE SALE, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Lawn, to benefit Friends of the Athenaeum.
9 a.m.-Noon     “HORACE FAIRBANKS,” St. Johnsbury Athenaeum. This historical figure gifted the library to the town in 1871.
9 a.m.-3 p.m.  BOOK SALE, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Lawn, to benefit Friends of the Athenaeum.
9 a.m.-3 p.m.   CALEDONIA COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET, with Live Musical Performances, Pearl Street, behind TD Bank.
9:30 a.m.          TRAIN RIDE, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Round trip to Barnet, 1 1/2 hours. Plese follow signs for parking. $12, $6 (12 & under).
 9:30 a.m.         HATCHLING MUSIC TOGETHER (Preschoolers), with Carolyn Simon, Catamount Arts Cabaret Room. FREE.
10 a.m.            PARADE: “Show Your Colors!” along Main St., Eastern Ave. and Railroad St.  Judges from St. Johnsbury House.
10 a.m.-all sold  FIREHOUSE CHILI, St. Johnsbury Fire Dept., Main St. Chili made by St. J. Firefighters.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.  FOOD DRIVE, Kingdom Community Services will be accepting non-perishable food items and monetary donations to stock the KCS Food Shelf, currently at a shortage. Welcome Center Park.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.  COLORS OF THE KINGDOM ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL, with SHOEBOX AUCTION & COOKIE WALK, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Hand-made crafts, artwork, flea market, goodies and food vendors.
10 a.m.-3 p.m.  ST. JOHNSBURY ART WALK, Railroad Street. Local artists’ displays, musical performances, artisan demonstrations and engaging activities for all to take part in. Basket weaving, jewelry making, face painting, temporary tattoos and more!
10 a.m.-3 p.m.  CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Bounce house, face painting, hair wraps.
10:30 a.m.     11th ANNUAL NEKYS WALK. Fund-raising walk, benefitting homeless youth & young adults in our community, will step off from St. Johnsbury School, join the Parade along Eastern Ave. & Railroad St. and continue on. Ends at the school.
 11 a.m.         SIZZLE OR FIZZLE PLANETARIUM SHOW, highlighting the comet ISON, Fairbanks Museum. FREE.
11 a.m.         STORY TIME, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Children’s Room, every half hour until 2 p.m. FREE.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. HANDS-ON COMET ACTIVITIES, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. FREE.
11:30 a.m.     TRAIN RIDE, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Round trip to Barnet, 1 1/2 hours. Please follow signs for parking. $12, $6 (12 & under)
11:30 a.m.    STORY TIME, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Children’s Room. FREE.
11:30 a.m.    ANNOUNCEMENT OF PARADE AWARDS, Outback Artspace, behind Catamount Arts. 
11:45 a.m.     RIBBON CUTTING, Outback Artspace. Welcome & introduction of new space & program from Catamount Arts.
Noon               POETS ON THE PORCH: Ellen Bryant Voigt, Christian Dekett, Jake Blankenship. Octagon Bldg., 107 Eastern Ave. FREE.
Noon            STORY TIME, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Children’s Room. FREE.
Noon-all out  MASONS’ BBQ, Catamount Arts/Masonic Bldg. Parking Lot, BBQ.
Noon-all out  ICE CREAM, Garden next to Catamount Arts, 107 Eastern Ave. FREE.
Noon-2 p.m.  LIVE MUSIC, by Adam Reczek, Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. FREE. 
12:30 p.m.   STORY TIME, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Children’s Room. FREE.
12:30 p.m.   RED TIN BOX, Live musical performance, Octagon Porch. FREE. 
12:30 p.m.    COLLAGE MAKING, with Thea Storz, Outback Artspace. FREE. 
1 p.m.       FEATURE FILM & SHORTS, Catamount Arts Theaters. FREE.
1 p.m.       DANCE WORKSHOP, Catamount Arts. FREE.
1 p.m.      STORY TIME, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Children’s Room. FREE.
1:30 p.m.  TRAIN RIDE, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center. Round trip to Barnet, 1 1/2 hours. Please follow signs for parking. $12, $6 (12 & under)
 1:30 p.m.  FAIRBANKS MUSEUM
 1:30 p.m.  STORY TIME, St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Children’s Room. FREE.
1:30 p.m.   WEAVING & BRAIDING, with Ruby Leslie, Outback Artspace. FREE.
2 p.m.         DANCE WORKSHOP, Catamount Arts. FREE.
2:30 p.m.   SAILS, Live musical performance, Octagon Porch. FREE. 
2:30 p.m.   PERCUSSION WORKSHOP, with Linda Warnaar and the Drumatics, Outback Artspace. FREE.
3 p.m.       SIZZLE OR FIZZLE PLANETARIUM SHOW, highlighting the comet ISON, Fairbanks Museum. FREE.
3 p.m.       FEATURE FILM & SHORTS, Catamount Arts Theaters. FREE.
3 p.m.         DANCE WORKSHOP, Catamount Arts. FREE.
3:30 p.m.    TRAIN RIDE, St. Johnsbury Welcome Center, Round Trp to Barnet, 1 1/2 hours. Please follow signs for parking. $12, $6 (12 & under).
 4-7 p.m.     INTERFAITH FESTIVAL OF COMPASSION, No. Congregational Church Lawn, 1325 Main St. Food, music, crafts for children and labyrinths to walk. To promote compassion for all. FREE.
5 p.m.       FEATURE FILM & SHORTS, Catamount Arts Theaters. FREE.
7:30 p.m.   NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS ROUND, Live musical performance. Catamount Arts. FREE.
 
MAIN LOCATIONS WITH ONGOING EVENTS

9 a.m.-3 p.m.    ST. JOHNSBURY ATHENAEUM OPERATING HOURS, 1171 Main St. FREE Admission to Art Gallery Open House. Meet Horace Fairbanks. Landscape painting demonstration by Ed Kadunc in the afternoon.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.   FAIRBANKS MUSEUM OPERATING HOURS, 1302 Main St. FREE Admission All Day. FREE Planetarium Shows, live music & comet-related activities.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.    ST. JOHNSBURY WELCOME CENTER OPERATING HOURS, 51 Depot Square. Volunteer on duty. Train Rides, Food, Arts & Crafts Fair, Flea Market, Shoe Box Auction, Cookie Walk, Children’s Activities and more located in and around the center and adjacent park.
9 a.m.-9 p.m.    CATAMOUNT FILM & ARTS OPERATING HOURS, 107 &115 Eastern Ave, including Outback Artspace, Octagon Porch, Garden. Celebrate the grand opening of our new arts space. Art exhibit in gallery. Music, films & art/dance classes throughout the day. 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!
TRAIN RIDES
Hosted by the St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society with music, Choo Choo the Clown, snacks and refreshments. Trains run, round trip, from the St. Johnsbury Welcome Center at 9, 11, 1 and 3.  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, at www.catamountarts.org, by calling 802-748-8406 or the day of the event at the Welcome Center.

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.

SPONSORS
:
TD BANK, DOWNS RACHLIN MARTIN, PRICE CHOPPER, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Community National Bank, Fairbanks Scales, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, Weidmann, Dead River Company, Union Bank, New Beginnings Christian Church
 


Location:  St. Johnsbury Welcome Center (Pomerleau Building), Downtown St. Johnsbury (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/



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




Storytime

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

Join us for storytime!

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



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



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



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



Storytime

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

Join us for storytime!

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



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



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



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



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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