Downtown Newport, Vermont is Bustling this July with Activities for All

Newport, Vermont – With a string of warm, sunny days alongside cool, rainy nights bringing us well into the summer months, Newport is bustling with activities for all ages. Coming off of the success of 4th of July festivities, this week residents and visitors alike can look no further than Newport City for art shows, educational classes, live music and even a pool tournament in addition to youth programming. There is truly something for all ages.

Wednesdays on the Waterfront (WOW) is back on July 10th featuring live music from the Funky Crustaceans with the Mudbugs Horns starting at 6PM just in time for a beautiful sunset.

WOW

Wednesdays on the Waterfront in Newport draws crowds to Lake Memphremagog 

In order to accommodate those heading downtown in Newport on Wednesdays this summer, the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative, also known as the MAC Center located at 158 Main Street, will be extending their usual Wednesday hours to 6PM in order for art lovers to check out their successful ‘Blue, an exploration of the Colour’ before heading to WOW. Curated by Victoria Mathiesen, this is not to be missed.

Resident and Artist Lynn Flint shared “The exhibit is absolutely breathtaking….one of the most visually stunning shows we have had at the MAC.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public during MAC business hours, Monday through Saturday from 10:00AM to 3:00PM with the aforementioned later hours on Wednesdays. More information on the MAC Center and the artists is available at http://www.maccenterforthearts.com/

The Goodrich Memorial Library starts up their Family Movies on Tuesday from 3PM to 5PM with Mary Poppins on July 9th.  On Thursday July 11th, the Youth Summer Program opens with its first of four weeks of programming. From 10AM to 11AM youth ages 4 – 6 can participate and from 11AM to Noon children from 7 – 10 are welcome. This is a free program that will focus on fun, games and projects about the universe.

“As the Goodrich Memorial Library reaches it’s hundred and twentieth year of service, we are happy to join the nation in offering a Universe of Stories Summer Youth Program. Open to youth of our community, our summer program is a great way to make new friends, learn a little about the universe, and enjoy being a kid in a safe environment.” shared Librarian Katherine Zenel-Langlands

For the grownups, the Goodrich Library is offering a summer book club. July’s book is Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy and copies are available to check out in advance of the discussion later on in the month. For details on events at the Goodrich, check out their events page at http://goodrichlibrary.org/wordpress/events/

Friday evening July 12 brings families to Prouty Beach on International Lake Memphremagog for Outdoor Movies starting with Space Jam at 9:00PM. Settling in under the stars, concessions are available for purchase. For more information click over to https://www.newportrecreation.org/movies.html

Lastly, for those good with a pool cue and looking for a family friendly activity, the Journey to Recovery Community Center is hosting an evening pool tournament from 6PM to 8PM on Saturday, July 13 on Third Street in Newport. The J2RCC is a substance free community center with connections to many community services and supports. For more information give them a ring at 624.4156.

ReNEWport Events! is excited to share information on all of these amazing activities with our community. We hope to see you out and about!

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