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Vermont Country Store
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Could Lyme Disease be theTip of the Microbial Iceberg? An Holistic View
Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, VT
Tue, Mar 4 - Tue, Apr 26
Points of View
NEK Artisans Guild, 430 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
"Ready for School" Family Workshop: Numbers
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury, 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
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Living with Alzheimer's for Late-Stage Caregivers
NVRH Conference Rm. 127, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Tue, Apr 8 - Tue, Jun 21
"Before I Die" - An Interactive Community Exhibit
MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main St., Newport, VT
Sat, Feb 15 - Sat, May 17
Groton Growers' Winter Farmers Market
Groton Community Building Gym, Groton, VT
Mon, Apr 7 - Mon, Apr 30
Kingdom Trails Nordic Adventure Center
Kingdom Trails Nordic Adventure Center, East Burke, VT
Mon, Mar 31 - Mon, May 9
CCV St Johnsbury Summer/ Fall Registration
Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Moscow Festival Ballet - Cinderella
Lyndon Institute, 168 Institute Circle, Lyndon Center, VT

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Could Lyme Disease be theTip of the Microbial Iceberg? An Holistic View

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Osher Lifeling Learning Institute Spring 2014 Series includes 10 lectures!

Alan R. Giese, PhD, Assoc. Professor of Biology, Director, VT Science Initiative, Lyndon State College, will speak on explanations of chronic Lyme revolve around the premise of cryptic infection, but now evidence and genetic tools can provide a clearer understanding.

Membership dues entitle subscribers to attend all sessions and bring a guest to one of them. Non-members may attend any single session for $5. Membership dues are $45.


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



"Ready for School" Family Workshop: Numbers

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Workshops to help families learn about how to easily incorporate math literacy skills into their children's lives at home!

This first workshop is about Numbers and will include the book Ten Minutes till Bedtime, math cards, activiity mini-manuals. Each workshop is FREE, but limited to 10 families, Contact MacKenzie Ross to register. Age group served is 3-5 years old.

Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: MacKenzie Ross
Phone: 802-748-8291
Email: mross@stjathenaeum.org
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



Living with Alzheimer's for Late-Stage Caregivers

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

An eductional progarm by the Alzheimer's Association.

In this class you'll learn from caregivers and professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connecton for the person with late-stage Alzheimer's.

Location:  NVRH Conference Rm. 127, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Alzheimer's Association
Phone: 1-800-272-3900
Email: jlcornell@alz.org
Website: www.alz.org



Moscow Festival Ballet - Cinderella

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

See the Moscow Festival Ballet Live!

Cinderella is one of the most enduring fairy tales in Western culture, here set to music by Sergei Prokofiev and performed by The Moscow Festival Ballet which combines the highest classical elements of the Bolshoi and Kirov ballet troupes. Reserved tickets: $54, $49, $39, $29. Students: $22.

Location:  Lyndon Institute, 168 Institute Circle, Lyndon Center, VT
Contact: Kingdom County Productions
Phone: 802-748-2600 or 1-888-757-5559
Website: www.kingdomcounty.org



Storytime

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

Join us for storytime!

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will be having storytime in the Children's Library every Friday. These events are part of the Athenaeum's Acorn Club. Recommended for ages 0-6.

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



The First Annual Rasputitsa Spring Classic

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 am

Rasputitsa is Russian for the mud season when roads become difficult to traverse.

This 47mile (31 of gravel) bike road race travels some of VT's coldest and barren landscapes. The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation. Registration is $40 online and includes a meal ticket at the Apres-Velo party for riders. Additional meal tickets can be purchased.

Location:  Main Street, Newport, VT
Contact: Dirty 40 Race
Phone: 802-673-5494
Website: www.dirty40race.com



Groton Growers Winter Farmers' Market

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Come and choose from local foods and crafts!

Local vegetables, meats, eggs, maple syrup, honey, breads, pies, jams, and peanut brittle. Wool and woodcrafs; knife sharpening while you shop. Wood tuming and wool spinning demonstrations.

Location:  Groton Community Bldg., Rt. #302, Groton, VT
Contact: Groton Growers
Phone: 802-584-3595 or 802-633-3031
Email: grotongrowers@gmail.com
Website: www.grotongrowers.org



Chris Smither

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for over 40 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original!

A profound songwriter, Chris continues to draw deeply from the blues, Americn folk music, modern poets and philosophers. From New Orleans to Boston to his reemergence in the 1990's as one of America's most distinctive acoustic performers, Chris Smither continues to hone his distinctive sound.
All seat are $20.


Location:  Court Street Arts, 75 Court St., Haverhill, NH
Contact: Catamount Arts
Phone: 802-748-2600
Website: www.catamountarts.org/events



10th Annual Student Juried Art Competition

Date: Monday, April 21, 2014 - Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm

Students from all disciplines submit work for this annual competition. Opening viewing will be Friday April 19, 12:30pm. Gallery viewing will be April 21-May 6.

Location:  The Quimby Gallery-Harvey Academic Center
Website: LyndonState.edu/events



Ben Falk: Permaculture and Resilient Farm Design

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ben Falk is the founder of Whole Systems Design, a Mad River Valley-based landscape consulting firm that offers permaculture design courses and other “reskill” trainings to equip people with the capacity to grow their own food, medicine, and fuel; plan and develop a resilient home infrastructure; and cultivate a high level of self-reliance while creating durable and vibrant livelihoods for themselves and their family. Falk is the author of Resilient Farm and Homestead: An Innovative Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Approach and will lecture about permaculture and resilient farm design.
Sponsored by Lyndon State College’s Social Science Department
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location:  Moore Community Room/ ASAC 100, LSC, Lyndonville, VT
Website: LyndonState.edu/events



Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A 6- week educational series!

Designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You'll learn to reduce stress communicate effectively with others, reduce guilt/anger/derpression, set goals, problem-solve and take care of yourself. Suggested donation of $25 to help defray cost of the book. Any donation appreciated but not required to attend.

Location:  NVRH Conference Rm. 126, Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Nancy Oakes or Pam Smith
Phone: 802-748-5182
Email: noakes@nevaaa.org
Website: www.nevaaa.org



"Ready for School" Family Workshop: Counting

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshops to help families learn about how to easily incorporate math literacy skills into their children's lives at home!

This workshop is about Counting and will include the book Quack and Count, linking cubes and activity cards. Each workshop is FREE, but limited to 10 families, Contact MacKenzie Ross to register. Age group served is 3-5 years old.

Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: MacKenzie Ross
Phone: 748-8291
Email: mross@stjathenaeum.org
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



A Trek in Nepal

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Osher Lifeling Learning Institute Spring 2014 Series includes 10 lectures!

Gary Aubin, recent month-long trekker in the Mt. Everest regionwill speak on his recent trekking which includes the Everest Base Camp.

Membership dues entitle subscribers to attend all sessions and bring a guest to one of them. Non-members may attend any single session for $5. Membership dues are $45.
 







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



Open House at Umbrella

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at the Umbrella Advocacy Program Office to learn more about our services!

We welcome feedback and ideas about how we can best serve our commuity. See some old friends and meet our new staff. RSVP please.

Location:  Umbrella, 1222 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Tori Clark
Phone: 802-748-8645
Email: tori@umbrellanek.org




Twilight Players- The Drosey Chaperone

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A rare combination of unprecedented originality and blinding talent, The Drowsy Chaperone boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. It all begins when a die-hard musical-theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.
ADMISSION BY DONATION

April 24-25-26 @ 7:30 pm
April 27th @ 2: pm


Location:  Alexander Twilite Theatre, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT

Website: LyndonState.edu/events



2014 St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the history and heritage of the Maple Syrup Industry and St. Johnsbury's status as the Maple Center of the World!

Join us on April 25th and 26th for maple related festivities and events. On Friday the 25h a parade will begin at 6:00 pm and end at the Welcome Center. Afterward, there will be a Cmmunity Ice Cream Social. On Saturday morning join us for a 5K run and/or pancake breakfast at the Welcome Center. The Street Festival will be held on Saturday from 10-4. Entertainment will be provided all day long and the streets will be lined with over 100 craft and food vendors. Our event will culminate with the crowning of the 2013 World Maple Syrup Champion.

Friday April 25th
Educational Seminars
Maple Festival Parade 6:00 p.m.
Community Ice Cream Social 6:45 p.m.
The Endorsements

Saturday, April 26th
Sap Lap 5k Fun Run 8:00 a.m.
Pancake Breakfast 8:30 a.m.
Street Festival 10:00 a.m.
King of Silly 11:00 a.m.
SpeakEasy Boogaloo 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
King of Silly 1:00 p.m.
Tritum Well 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Author Event Helen Pike 3 p.m.
End of Festival 4:00 p.m.


Location:  St. Johnsbury, Vermont
Contact: Scott Beck
Phone: 802-274-0201
Email: scottbeck@worldmaplefestival.org
Website: worldmaplefestival.org



Storytime

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 10:30 am

Join us for storytime!

The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will be having storytime in the Children's Library every Friday. These events are part of the Athenaeum's Acorn Club. Recommended for ages 0-6.

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



Benefit Dance Recital

Date: Friday, April 25, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

Join us for this spectacular recital!

Recital will include the LI Jazz Ballet and Company, Dance Express, St. Johnsbury Ballet Studio, Dina Danielson's Modern Dance Company, and others. This year the recital will benefit Burklyn Arts.

Location:  Lyndon Institute, Lyndon Cenetr, VT
Contact: Rebecca McGregor
Phone: 626-3357




OPEN FOR THE SEASON--Perennial Pleasures Nursery and Tea Garden

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location:  Perennial Pleasures Nursery and Tea Garden, 63 Brick House Rd., East Hardwick, VT
Contact: Perennial Pleasures Nursery and Tea Garden
Phone: 802-472-5512
Website: www.perennialpleasures.net



Kingdom Wellness Expo

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this wellness experience!

Offering massage, acupuncture, reflexology, reiki, kinesiology, light work integration therapy and EFT meridian tapping. $20 per session. To benefit Good Living Senior Center. Call or email to pre-register.

Location:  Good Living Senior Center, 1207 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: Kingdom Wellness Expo
Phone: 802-684-2064
Email: kingdomwelnessexpo@gmail.com




Art for Global Health Summit

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm

Area residents are invited to attend this summit which includes both a social hour and an introduction to this exciting new venture!

This social gathering will give artists and interested community members the time to converse as well as offer a special opportunity to come together and rally against the serious issue of poverty. "Art for Global Health" is a non-profit organization working towards providing individuals in Laos nd India with educational resources, medical supplies, and the means to reduce hunger.
The reception starts at 6 pm and the presentation begins at 7 pm.This event is free and open to the public.


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



Poetry and Pie

Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm

David Budbill to speak at Peacham Library!

In celebration of National Poetry month, Mr. Budbill, a resident of Wolcott and a nationally recognized author of seven books of poetry, a novel, short stories, and the libretto for an opera, will give a reading of his works. Refreshments of a selection of pies along with coffee and tea will be available following the reading.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations to help support Peachm Library are always appreciated!


Location:  Peacham Library, Peacham, VT
Contact: Peacham Library
Phone: 592-3216




Northeast Kingdom Chamber Legislative Breakfast

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Speaker: TBA. The monthly programs provide area business people and residents an overview of the legislative session and concerns affecting the region. The public is invited to attend and encouraged to ask questions. The NEK Chamber organizes the monthly forums and will provide a brief legislative report.


Location:  St. Johnsbury House, 1207 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
(Sponsors include Community National Bank, Fairbanks Scales, Lyndon State College, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, Murphy Realty, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, Passumpsic Savings Bank, Union Bank, and Weidmann. There is a small fee to attend the breakfast.)


Contact: Darcie McCann
Phone: 802-748-3678
Email: director@nekchamber.com
Website: www.nekchamber.com



"Ready for School" Family Workshop: Shapes

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Workshops to help families learn about how to easily incorporate math literacy skills into their children's lives at home!

This final workshop is about Shapes and will include the book The Shape of Things, plastic shapes and activity cards. Each workshop is FREE, but limited to 10 families. Contact MacKenzie Ross to register. Age group served is 3-5 years old.

Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: MacKenzie Ross
Phone: 802-748-8291
Email: mross@stjathenaeum.org
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



Teen Advisory Board

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Help the Athenaeum by advising on teen library services!

Open to teens ages 12-18.

Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Teen Room, 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: MacKenzie Ross
Phone: 748-8291
Email: mross@stjathenaeum.org
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



YA READS Book Club

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 3:30 pm

All teens ages 12-18 are welcome to atend!

Read and discuss classis and current young adult titles every last Wednesday of the month. April's discussion will be poetry of your choice.

Location:  St. Johnsbury Athenaeum Teen Room, 1171 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT
Contact: MacKenzie Ross
Phone: 748-8291
Email: mross@stjathenaeum.org
Website: www.stjathenaeum.org



Allan Hobson- The New Humanism- Beyond Science and Religion

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Allan Hobson, Harvard Medical School Professor Emeritus, as he discusses the New Humanism. New Humanism is what psychiatrist-neurobiologist Hobson calls the philosophy of life that he has evolved from his studies about dreaming and consciousness. He will show that an informed, moral, and sensitive mind can be built upon what has already been learned about the brain.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location:  Burke Mtn Room, Samuel Read Hall Library, Lyndon State, Lyndonville, VT
Website: LyndonState.edu/events

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