January and February 2021 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

2020 is behind us and the finish line is now in clear sight! As tough as 2020 was, there were some lessons learned. It taught me that I’m a lot stronger than I ever believed I could be and I have a whole new appreciation for many things I’ve been taking for granted. I hope that 2021 brings you peace, joy, good health and plenty of in-person time with family and friends. Looking forward to new adventures with you in 2021,

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BANK WILL BE CLOSED:

New Year's Day - Friday, January 1, 2021
Martin Luther King Day - Monday, January 18, 2021
Presidents' Day - Monday, February 15, 2021

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. – RESCHEDULED for SATURDAY, MARCH 6th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

This class is designed as a starting point to help beginner card makers navigate the materials, tools and techniques associated with making your  own cards. You will make and take home six greeting cards with envelopes. The cost is $25.00 and includes basic supplies. We’ll meet in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5 and park in the back parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Community Room.
We’ve limited our class size to 12 to allow plenty of room for social distancing. Be sure to bring your mask and your sense of creativity!

Payment is due at registration.
Call to register, 334-7915.

Drive Yourself Events


Let’s get outdoors and enjoy blue skies and snow! This winter we’ll be doing some local snowshoeing on the beautiful trails at Bluff Side Farm and Memphremagog Trails. We’ll snowshoe for about 90 minutes then, Covid rules permitting, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (optional). We’ll look at the weather forecast and select a date for the following week. Let us know if you’d like us to add your name to the email notification list, 334-7915.

Don’t’ have snowshoes? Memphremagog Trails has snowshoe rentals available for just $20.00 for the entire season! Let us know if you’d like to take advantage of this great offer. We’re taking rental orders now with delivery of the snowshoe rentals the first week in January.

Walkability Guide: Strenuous Activity - ability to move quickly over uneven terrain for longer periods of time

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 at Noon

Financial exploitation has been called “the crime of the 21st century” with one study suggesting that older Americans lost at least $2.9 billion to financial exploitation in 2010 by a broad spectrum of perpetrators, including persons they know and trust, as well as strangers. Join us and learn important points to consider in planning for a more secure financial future, including how to guard against identity theft and other forms of financial exploitation, as well as how to prepare financially for unexpected life events. Join CNB’s Vice President, Enterprise Risk Manager and Compliance Officer, Kelly Paul, as she leads the group through an engaging education and discussion on this important topic.

The cost for lunch is $20.00 and is due at registration.
We will be social distancing at the East Side Restaurant’s banquet room, please bring your mask.

Please call to reserve your seat, 334-7915.

Thursday, February 4th, 2021 at 10:00  a.m.

Since the pandemic, “Zoom” has become a common household word. Zoom
provides videotelephony through use of tablets, laptops, smart phones and
iPads. Whether you want to learn how to connect with your family, participate in a tele-medicine appointment with your doctor, or attend a virtual class, join us for an informative “how to” class and leave with Zoom essentials and basics.
We’ll meet in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5 and park in the back parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Community Room.

We’ve limited our class size to allow plenty of room for social distancing. Please bring your mask and your smart phone, laptop, tablet or iPad.

Call to register for this free class, 334-7915.

Saturday, February 6th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

There’s a new craft craze hitting the country, painted rocks. From Arizona
to Vermont, rock painting is brightening the days of strangers, one colorful rock at a time. People are turning humble rocks into works of arts and placing them in public areas to spread cheer. Whether you paint them to keep or share, you’ll enjoy this creative outlet over the winter. This is also a great project to learn to do with your grandchildren. This beginner class will guide you through the materials, teach you some basics and get you started expressing your creativity!

The cost for this class is $20.00 and includes paint pens and rocks to get you rolling. Payment is due at registration. We’ll meet in the Community National Bank Community Room. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5 and park in the back parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Community Room.

Seating is limited to allow social distancing and you’ll need to wear your mask.

Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915.

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. OR Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Due to popular demand, we’re offering our iPhone® class on two dates in February. Enhance your iPhone® skills with a free expert-led class. You’ll leave with a deeper knowledge of what your iPhone® can do for you! There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.

We’ll meet in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5 and park in the back parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Community Room.

We’ve limited our class size to allow plenty of room for social distancing. Please bring your mask and Apple iPhone®.

Call to register, 334-7915.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Enhance your Android™ smart phone skills with a free expert-led class! Experienced technicians from Audiocarve will cover the basics as well as Google Duo, Facebook messaging and chatting, email and video chatting. You’ll leave with a deeper knowledge of what your smart phone can do for you. There will also be time for questions and answers.
We’ll meet in the Community National Bank Community Room. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5 and park in the back parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Community Room.

We’ve limited our class size to allow plenty of room for social distancing and you’ll need to wear a mask.
Call to reserve your seat, 334-7915.

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Just getting started with your iPad®? This class will help you get comfortable using it. Get the most out of the powerful built-in apps including Calendar, Contacts, Siri, Email, Texting, Facetime, Safari, iBooks and more! Attend our free class and learn some great tips from our local expert and get all your questions answered.

We’ll meet in the Community National Bank Community Room. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5 and park in the back parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Community Room.

We’ve limited our class size to allow plenty of room for social distancing. Please bring your mask and Apple iPad®.

Call us to register for this free class, 334-7915.

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 at Noon

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a festive, plated lunch at the Derby Line Village Inn. Chef Fritz and Paula invite Community Circle members to enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal of corned beef and cabbage along with bangers and mash. We’re certain you’ll feel like you’re in Dublin!

The all-inclusive price for this amazing meal is $35.00, gratuity included.

Space is limited.

Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915.

Don’t forget to wear green and your mask!

SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, April 1st, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Providing the Governor has reopened things by then.

Grab your mask and your dauber because you won’t want to miss round two of Community Circle Bingo, where the games and the laughter are free! Join Shelly and Julie for an afternoon of fun and the chance to win “spring themed” gift certificates to area businesses.

We will be set up to allow social distancing at the American Legion on Veterans Avenue in Newport.

Seating is limited, so call us to reserve your space at 334-7915.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2021  at 10:00 a.m.

Instagram is a simple, fun and creative way to capture, edit and share photos, videos and messages with friends and family. It makes sharing moments with everyone in your world easy, speedy and fun! This free class will provide an overview, teach you the basics and help get you started. We’ll meet in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from the Crawford Road entrance off Route 5 and park in the back parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the Community Room.

We’ve limited our class size to allow plenty of room for social distancing. Please bring your mask and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Call to register, 334-7915.

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

Creating an Advance Directive is one of those things most people plan to do, but rarely get around to actually doing. A medical crisis can happen at any age and it’s an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you want if you are unable to speak for yourself and doctors and family members are making the decisions for you. It creates peace of mind and prevents stress for you and your loved ones.

Neely Bryant has been a medical social worker at North Country Hospital for 27 years and has helped thousands of people navigate this document. Join Neely for an educational discussion on this topic, review the document, answer questions and either complete it as you go or take your document home to complete.

We’ll meet in the Community National Bank Community Room in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in back of the bank to access the entrance to the room.
Call us to reserve your seat for this free event, 334-7915.

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Apply for a passport or renew your existing one with ease at our Community Circle passport day at the post office in St. Johnsbury. We’re scheduling 10 minute appointments in a private, designated, extra-large, multi-room space within the post office building located at 1153 Main Street in St. Johnsbury. Have your passport photo taken and application processed within minutes, no lines and no wait times.

Bring your documentation with you along with checks for the U.S. Department of State and the USPS for the photo and postage fee.
They’re not able to accept credit or debit cards.

Call us to make your appointment, 334-7915.

April 29th - May 11th, 2021

Shelly and Julie invite you to experience the beauty, the history and the charm of Ireland. Our adventure to Ireland features many must-see inclusions such as the fascinating history of Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, the spectacular 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, the famous walled city of Derry, and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Our tour includes 11 nights in 4-star (or greater) hotels, 17 meals, trip cancellation insurance (cancel for ANY reason), airfare from Boston and round trip motor coach transportation from Derby, Barton and St. Johnsbury. Park your car and leave the rest to us with this fully escorted tour.

Rates are $4,998.00 per person double occupancy and $5,798.00 single occupancy. A deposit of $829.00 per person is due at the time of booking and the balance is due by February 21st, 2021.

For a detailed day-by-day itinerary visit: https://gateway.gocollette.com/ link/1035900 – or call us to receive an itinerary by mail or to book your seats, 334-7915. Only 4 seats left!

Walkability Guide: Moderate - ability to walk at a moderate pace

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Wednesdays, May 19th - June 23rd, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. - Noon

Look forward to spring in the great outdoors with a 6-week golf clinic at the Orleans Country Club. Join PGA Golf Pro Josh Olney for a relaxed, low- intensity golf clinic for the beginner. If you’re looking to learn the game or perhaps brush-up after not having been on the course in a while, this clinic is for you! Josh will cover all areas of the game from driving, putting and chipping to full swing skills. If you have clubs please bring them with you.

The clinic is limited to 12 participants and the fee for the six week program is $150.00.

Call us to reserve your space, 334-7915.

Walkability Guide: Moderate - ability to walk at a moderate pace

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Movie Mornings in Newport and in St. Johnsbury have been suspended until further notice.

We look forward to bringing back this popular monthly event.

Check our Facebook page or our web page on the Community National Bank website for any announcements between newsletters.

Drop us a line to let us know and we’ll add you to our new email distribution list! Email Shelly at [email protected] or Julie at [email protected]. In addition to the newsletter, you can also opt to receive periodic updates and information on newly added events.

Dates to Remember:

February 21st, 2021 - Final Payment due for Ireland
April 19th, 2021 - Final payment due for Alaska

New Tour Dates:

Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise tour is scheduled for August 16th - 28th, 2021
Quebec City, September 24th - 26th, 2021
Foxwoods, November 3rd - 5th, 2021