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Clubs in the Upper Valley

  • Rodney Wimette, left, Karen Clark and Ellie Wimette talk with other car enthusiasts while sitting on Ellie's '48 Willys Jeep at the Cars and Coffee Club meet-up on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in downtown White River Junction, Vt. Wimette's green Jeep was the same one she used to ride in as a child while helping a local park ranger maintain trails on Cardigan Mountain. The Cars and Coffee Club in White River Junction meets on the third Saturday of every month from April to November to talk shop, share ideas, swap parts and make friends. If it’s raining or starts to rain, the event is off until next month. Meet in the parking lot across from the Tuckerbox Cafe, 28 Gates St. 415-894-0857. (Valley News - Jovelle Tamayo) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Published: 1/4/2018 12:54:36 PM
Modified: 2/28/2020 10:39:09 AM

Note:Times and dates of meetings are subject to change, so be sure to check with organizations before attending. For additions or updates to the list, please email calendar@vnews.com.

Monday

Tai chi practice in Bradford, Vt.: 10 a.m. A weekly practice led by coach and personal trainer Scott Graham. No experience necessary. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Orange East Senior Center, 176 Waits River Road. 802-222-4782.

Mahjong in Orford: 1-3 p.m. Weekly game. Beginners welcome. Orford Social Library, 573 Route 10. 603-353-9756.

Line Dancing in Hartland: 1-2:30 p.m. Arrive at 1 p.m. to visit; dancing starts at 1:30. No experience necessary. Meets every Monday (except for holidays). $20 for four weeks. Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. 802-436-2336.

Kids: Creative Coders Club in West Lebanon: 3:30-4:45 p.m. A coding club for kids ages 9-12. Meets on the first Monday of each month. Registration required. Call or visit either Lebanon library. Kilton Public Library, 80 Main St. 603-298-8544.

Teens: Anime Club in West Lebanon: 3:30-5 p.m. Meets weekly. Watch a movie or a handful of episodes from a series. Art supplies are available, or bring your own sketchbooks and pencils. Refreshments. Kilton Public Library, 80 Main St. 603-298-8544.

The Talking Bridge: English Conversation Practice in West Lebanon: 5-6:15 p.m. Adults who are learning to speak English meet weekly to practice conversation. Newcomers welcome. Childcare is available. Free. Kilton Public Library, 80 S. Main St. talkingbridge@leblibrary.com.

Mystery Novel Group in Quechee: 4-5:30 p.m. This group meets on the first Monday of the month to discuss mystery novels both old and new. Copies of current selections are available at the library. Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. 802-295-1232.

Game Night in Bradford, Vt.: 5:30 p.m. Play board, card and tabletop games such as Guillotine, Puerto Rico, Castle Panic, Fluxx, Cards Against Humanity and more, every third Monday of the month. Bring games to share, if desired. For all ages. No purchase necessary. Colatina Exit restaurant, 164 Main St. colatinagamenight@gmail.com

Book Club for Men in West Lebanon: 6 p.m. Meets on the third Monday of the month to discuss classic and contemporary literature. Kilton Public Library, 80 Main St. thatmattyoung@gmail.com

SoRo Fiber Crafts in South Royalton: 6 p.m. Meets every third Tuesday of the month. For all ages and levels. Newcomers welcome. Royalton Memorial Library, 23 Alexander Place. 802-763-7094.

Book Group in Plainfield: 6:45-8 p.m. Discussion group meets on the fourth Monday of each month. Books are available to check out at the library. Philip Read Memorial Library, 1088 Route 12A. 603-675-6866.

Writers’ Night Out in Lebanon: 7-9 p.m. Aspiring and published writers meet on the first Monday of every month to socialize and to share their work. If inclined, bring a piece (poetry or short story, or about five to seven pages of a longer work) to share. All welcome, regardless of writing experience. No purchase necessary. Salt hill Pub, 2 W. Park St. devin_wilkie@yahoo.com.

Book Group in Orford: 7-8 p.m. Meets on the last Monday of the month. Orford Social Library, 573 Main St. 603-353-9756.

Upper Valley Stamp Club in Quechee: 7 p.m. Meets on the second Monday of each month at the Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. 802-728-6212.

Tuesday

 

 

Spanish Conversation Club in Hanover: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Buena Gente Social Club meets every Tuesday and Friday. Open to all ages and language proficiency levels. The club also hosts cultural events, movies, networking groups and more. Umpleby’s Bakery Cafe, 3 E. South St. 802-649-5151.

BLT (Books and Lunch on Tuesdays) in Hanover: 12-1 p.m. The Howe Library’s book group meets on the second Tuesday of each month. Discussion books are available at the library and can be checked out by any Upper Valley resident. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Brown Bag and Books Group in Newport: Noon. This lunchtime book club for adults meets on the first Tuesday of the month. Books are provided. Bring a paper bag lunch. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Italian Conversation Club in Hartland: 12:30-2 p.m. A weekly meeting of Italian language and culture lovers. Practice speaking, build vocabulary and more. All ages and levels welcome. Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. 802-436-2473.

Bridge Play in Hanover: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Intermediate-level bridge group welcomes new players. Meets every Tuesday. R.W. Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-643-5315.

Mahjong in Woodstock: 2 p.m. Games are held every Tuesday and Thursday for established players. Thompson Senior Center, 99 Senior Lane. glavinstickney@yahoo.com or 802-457-2295.

Spanish Conversation Group in Newbury, Vt.: 3-4 p.m. Meets every Tuesday to speak entirely in Spanish. Tenney Memorial Library, 4886 Main St. 802-866-5366.

Kids: Code club in Hartland: 3:15-4:15 p.m. Kids ages 8-18 learn computer programming skills while they work toward building websites, video games, phone apps and more. Meets every Tuesday. Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. 802-436-2473.

Ukulele Club in Newport: 5:30-8 p.m. Pick tunes, share music and learn together in a community setting. All levels welcome, including true beginners. Spare instruments are available. First and third Tuesday of each month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. SugarRiverUkes@gmail.com.

Knitting Group in Newport: 6-8 p.m. Knit with friends on the library’s second floor. Third Tuesday of the month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Upper Valley Real Estate Investors Group in Lebanon: 6 p.m. Discuss investing in real estate through rentals, flips, lending, contracting and more. Networking and a monthly guest speaker. Third Tuesday of the month. Salt hill Pub, 2 W. Park St. Facebook: Upper Valley REIA.

Cribbage Group in Meriden: 6-7 p.m. Meet to play cribbage every Tuesday. Beginners are welcome. Meriden Library, 22 Bean Road. 603-496-3252.

Books on Tap Discussion Group in Newport: 6:30 p.m. This group meets at area restaurants on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Call Richards Free Library for location: 603-863-3430.

Duplicate Bridge Club in Hanover: 6:30 p.m. Partners are required for the weekly ACBL-sanctioned game. Those in need of a partner, email hoise430@gmail.com and include experience level. All levels welcome. Kendal at Hanover, 67 Cummings Road. 802-249-0839.

Needleworkers Group in Quechee: 6:30 p.m. Knitters, cross-stitchers, rug hookers and all who love textiles share interests, skills and advice. Every Tuesday. Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St. 802-295-1232.

North Country Chordsmen Rehearsal in Hanover: 6:30-9 p.m. This group welcomes male vocalists to sing in four-part a cappella barbershop style. Music reading ability is not required. Rehearsals take place every Tuesday. Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, 40 College St. 603-448-2936.

Wednesday

Adult Open Studio Art Group in Newport: 9 a.m.-noon. Work in a studio environment alongside other area artists at this drop-in group that meets on a weekly basis. All mediums are welcome. No prior experience necessary. BYO art supplies. During the summer, the group meets for outdoor painting sessions in lieu of meeting in the studio. Locations are listed at libraryartscenter.org. Call before attending for the first time. $12 drop-in fee. Library Arts Center, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3040.  

Knitting Group in Enfield: 10 a.m.-noon. An informal gathering of beginner, intermediate and experienced knitters teaching, sharing and socializing. Enfield Public Library, 23 Main St. 603-632-7145.

“French Club With Madame G” in Hanover: First, third and fifth Wednesdays 12-1 p.m. and second and fourth Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m. French conversation, cultural themes and topics, special events. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Knitting Group in Orford: 2-3:30 p.m. Knit or crochet with neighbors and friends every second Wednesday of the month. Orford Social Library, 573 Main St. 603-353-9756.

Needlecrafts and Tea in Etna: 3-5 p.m. Needlecrafts group for teens and adults. Meets the first, fourth and fifth Wednesday of the month to knit, crochet, weave and quilt. Newcomers welcome. Etna Library, 130 Etna Road. 603-643-3116.

Handcrafters Gathering in Lyme: 3-5 p.m. Handcrafters of all abilities are invited to bring a project to work on or a pattern to share. Every Wednesday. All ages welcome. Tea and cookies served. Converse Free Library, 38 Union St. 603-795-4622.

“Yarning for a Cause” in Springfield, Vt.: 5:30-7 p.m. Meets every Wednesday to make hats for five different charities. Knitters and crocheters of all skill levels welcome (instruction available for beginners). All supplies are provided. Springfield Public Library, 43 Main St. 802-885-6808.

Chess Club in Hanover: 6-8 p.m. Drop in for a game. For those who already play and those who have always wanted to learn. Open to kids, teens and adults. Meets weekly on Wednesdays. Howe Library, 13 South St. 603-643-4120.

Lebanon Art & Crafts Association in Lebanon: 6 p.m. Artists and crafters interested in sharing information and/or joining are invited to attend meetings on the third Wednesday of the month. Check at the reception desk for the meeting room location. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive. 802-295-1932.

Northern Lights Quilt Guild in Lebanon: 6:30-9 p.m. Join new and experienced quilters for monthly lectures, presentations, show and tell, swap table and more. Social time and set-up starts at 5:45 p.m. Second Wednesday of the month. Lebanon Methodist Church, 18 School St. 207-713-4204.

Wednesday Night Book Group in Newport: 7 p.m. Discussion of titles the group picks out together. Books are provided. Third Wednesday of the month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Ukulele Club in Hartland: 5:45-7 p.m. This group, for ukulele players of all abilities, meets on the second and last Wednesdays of each month. Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. 802-436-2473.

Thursday

“Book Buffet” Lunchtime Book Discussion Group in West Lebanon: 12 p.m. First Thursday of the month. Discuss books focused on a particular theme. Brown bag lunch welcome. Kilton Library, 80 Main St. 603-298-8544.

Spanish Conversation Group in Bradford, Vt.: 2:30 p.m. Meets every Thursday to speak entirely in Spanish. Bradford Public Library, 21 S. Main St. 802-222-4536.

Teens: Dungeons & Dragons in Lebanon: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Dungeons & Dragons figure painting, character creation, storytelling, snacks and drinks every Thursday in the library teen room. Lebanon Library, 9 E. Park St. 603-448-2459.

French Conversation Group in Bradford, Vt.: 4 p.m. Meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month to speak entirely in French. Bradford Public Library, 21 S. Main St. 802-222-4536.

Board Games in Sharon: 4-7 p.m. Every second and fourth Thursday. Bring your own game, or learn a new one from the game instructor. Open to adults and teens ages 15 and up. Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. 802-763-2875.

Sustainable Woodstock Green Drinks Gatherings in Woodstock: 5-6 p.m. Third Thursday of the month. Discuss building a sustainable community, meet new people, explore new opportunities and sample complimentary eats from local restaurants. Various locations. 802-457-2911.

Unplugged Game Night in Thetford: 5-7 p.m. First Thursday of the month. Play chess, Scrabble, Pictionary, Apples to Apples, Magic: The Gathering, Monopoly and more. All unplugged games and all ages welcome. For free pizza, RSVP to librarians@thetfordlibrary.org. Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Road. 802-785-4361.

Upper Valley Flying Club in West Lebanon: 6 p.m. Third Thursday of the month. Meetings are open to all those interested in local aviation. Lebanon Municipal Airport, 5 Airpark Road. 802-478-0515.

Scrabble Night in Newbury, Vt.: 6 p.m. Games held every Thursday. Multiple Scrabble boards available. Tenney Memorial Library, 4886 Main St. 802-866-5366.

Knitting Group in Thetford: 6-8 p.m. New and experienced knitters gather every Thursday. Latham Memorial Library, 16 Library Road. 802-785-4361.

Writers Workshop in Newport: 6-8 p.m. A group for adult writers who are looking for inspiration, criticism, collaboration and resources. Meets the first Thursday of the month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Book Discussion in Enfield: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Older teens and adults meet on the last Thursday of the month to discuss books from a variety of genres. Selections are available at the library. Enfield Public Library, 23 Main St. 603-632-7145.

Board Game Night in Newport: 6:30-8 p.m. Play board games and meet new friends. Second Thursday of the month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Movie Lovers Group in Hanover: This group goes out to movies at the Nugget Theater or to Dartmouth Film Society screenings, and then often out for dinner afterward. Second Thursday of the month. 603-643-3609.

Upper Valley Model Club in Enfield: 6:30 p.m. This group, for builders of scale models at all levels, meets on the second Thursday of the month. No smoking or alcohol. No dues. Youth involvement is encouraged. Private home, 27 Jones Hill Road. 603-359-0595.

Harmony Night Community Chorus in Lebanon: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Led by Mark Nelson of the Upper Valley Music Center, this group sings a cappella music of all types. All ages and abilities welcome. No auditions. Meets every Thursday. Aging Resource Center Annex at the Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St. 603-448-2936.

History Book Group in Orford: 7-8 p.m. Join other history buffs at this book discussion on the last Thursday of the month. Orford Social Library, 573 Main St. 603-353-9756.

Writers’ Group in Haverhill: 7-9 p.m. The Thursday Night Writers’ Group meets weekly to critique each other’s work and to discuss projects in progress, writing techniques and reading as writers. Call to register. Haverhill Library, 67 Court St. 603-353-4236.

National Railway Historical Society in West Lebanon: 7-9 p.m. Generally meets on the fourth Thursday of the month (call to confirm) to watch railroad films and share news of local railroad events and developments. Kilton Public Library, 80 Main St. 802-295-9683.

Second Thursday Book Discussion Group in Lebanon: 7 p.m. Readers come together to talk about books and the reading experience. Lebanon Public Library, 9 E. Park St. 603-448-2459. 

Poetry Group in Newport: 7 p.m. Poets and poetry lovers meet up on the fourth Thursday of the month to read and discuss poems. Email rfl@newport.lib.nh.us to be added to a group email list for schedule adjustments. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

Connecticut River Valley Beekeepers Association in North Haverhill: 7-9 p.m. Meets on the third Thursday of the month. Grafton County Complex, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway. 802-478-0671.

Friday

Spanish Conversation Club in Hanover: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Buena Gente Social Club meets every Tuesday and Friday. Open to all ages and language proficiency levels. The club also hosts cultural events, movies, networking groups and more. Umpleby’s Bakery Cafe, 3 E. South St. 802-649-5151.

Mahjong Lessons in Woodstock: 1 p.m. Offered every Friday. Norman Williams Public Library, 10 The Green. glavinstickney@yahoo.com or 802-457-2295.

“Simply Neighbors” Knitting Group in East Corinth: 1 p.m. Second and fourth Fridays of the month. Blake Memorial Library, 676 Village Road. 802-439-5338.

"Spin Me a Yarn" sewing club in Lebanon: 1-2:30 p.m. Meets every Friday. Those who knit, crochet, sew or needlepoint, or who would like to learn, are welcome to attend. Upper Valley Senior Center, 10 Campbell St. 603-448-4213.

Gourmet Cooking Club in West Lebanon: 6:30 p.m. Potluck dinner focused on a particular theme is held once a month on a Friday. Bring a dish to share. Find more information on meetup.com. Kilton Public Library, 80 S. Main St. 603-359-7116.

Public Astronomical Viewing in Hanover: 8-10 p.m. The Dartmouth department of physics and astronomy offers free viewing through its astronomical telescopes on Friday nights during the Dartmouth term, weather permitting. Call to confirm the status of a session. Shattuck Observatory, 15 Observatory Road. 603-646-9100.

Saturday

Cars and Coffee Club in White River Junction: 8-11 a.m. Car enthusiasts meet on the third Saturday of every month from April to November to talk shop, share ideas, swap parts and make friends. If it’s raining or starts to rain, the event is off until next month. Meet in the parking lot across from the Tuckerbox Cafe, 28 Gates St. 415-894-0857.

Italian Conversation Club in Enfield: 10-11 a.m. Meet up to practice speaking Italian with a friendly group. All levels of speaking ability are welcome. No purchase necessary. Mickey’s Roadside Cafe, 330 Route 4. 603-442-5408.

Book Lovers’ Brunch in Sharon: 11 a.m. Discuss recently read titles. Meets on the second Saturday of the month. Food and beverage contributions welcome, but not required. Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. 802-763-2875.

Chess Club in Newport: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Chess enthusiasts of all ages are invited to play on the third Saturday of every month. Richards Free Library, 58 N. Main St. 603-863-3430.

“Saturday Afternoon Together” Luncheon in Lebanon: 12-1:30 p.m. Food, conversation and an opportunity to make new friends, every second Saturday of the month. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 18 School St. 603-448-5478.

Upper Valley Dance Club in Hanover: 8-11 p.m. Dances held on the fourth Saturday of each month. A free half-hour mini-lesson precedes the event. $10. Richard Black Community Center, 48 Lebanon St. 603-443-6550.

Sunday

Heroines’ Club in Sharon:10:30-noon. A monthly gathering devoted to connecting mothers and daughters and studying great women in history. Crafts, stories and activities. Fourth Sunday of the month. $10 suggested donation per family. Seven Stars Arts Center, 5126 Route 14. 802-763-2334.

Mahjong in Post Mills: 1:30 p.m. Casual games every Sunday. Call 802-333-9372 or email merit.scotford@gmail.com for directions.

Spinning and Fiber Crafts in Sharon: 2-4 p.m. Bring a spinning wheel, drop spindle or fiber craft. Experienced spinners, knitters and other crafters are happy to help and answer questions. Meets on the first Sunday of the month. Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. 802-282-5814.

Rug Hooking and Fiber Crafts in Sharon: 2-4 p.m. Bring a rug hooking or fiber craft. Beginners welcome. Experienced rug hookers, knitters and other crafters are happy to help and answer questions. Meets on the third Sunday of the month. Baxter Memorial Library, 5114 Route 14. 802-282-5814.

Women’s Bible Study in Canaan: 4-5:30 p.m. All women are invited to be part of this twice-a-month group. There is also a separate men’s Bible study that meets at the same time. Visit NewHopeCommunity.net for more details. New Hope Community Church, 526 Canaan St. 603-632-1211.




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