March 2021 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

Spring, the season of hope, is right around the corner! Although some days might feel as though winter will never end, we know it won’t last forever. The days are already getting a little longer. Before we know it, the sap will be running, the birds will be chirping and the spring bulbs will be blooming. There is no better way to enjoy a beautiful spring day than by being in the woods on snowshoes. If you haven’t joined us yet, there’s still time!

Julie and I are planning new adventures for the coming months and
we hope you’ll join us!Shelly's Signature

Scissors and GlueSATURDAY, MARCH 27th, 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 CNB Community Room 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. Class size is limited to 12 to allow for social distancing. Be sure to bring your mask and your sense of creativity!
Payment is due at registration. Call to register, 334-7915.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17th, 2021 at Noon – ShamrockSOLD OUT

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. 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!

Paint brushesSATURDAY, MARCH 20th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

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 to share, you’ll enjoy this creative outlet. This beginner class will guide you through the materials, teach you some basics and get you started. 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 CNB 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. Class size is limited to allow for social distancing.
Please bring your mask. Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915.


THURSDAY, APRIL 1st, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of fun and the chance to win “spring themed” gift certificates to area businesses. We will be set up to allow for social distancing at the American Legion on Veterans Avenue in Newport. Please bring your mask. This event is free, but seating is limited, so call us at 334-7915 to reserve your space.

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Apple® iPad Workshop

Just getting started with your iPad? Get the most out of the powerful built-in apps including Calendar, Contacts, Siri, Email, Texting, Facetime, Safari, iBooks and more! Learn some great tips from our local expert and get all your questions answered. Bring your Apple® iPad.

Apple® iPhone Class

Enhance your iPhone skills with this expert-led class. Learn what your iPhone can do for you! There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Please bring your Apple® iPhone.

Zoom Class

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. Bring your smart phone, laptop, tablet or iPad.

Android™ Smart Phone Workshop (any Android™ device)

Enhance your Android smart phone skills with this 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. Bring your smart phone.

Instagram Workshop

Instagram is a simple, fun and creative way to capture, edit and share photos, videos and messages. This class will provide an overview, teach you the basics and help get you started. Bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone.


NOTE: All classes take place at 10:00 a.m. in the 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. Class sizes are limited to allow for social distancing. Please wear your mask. Call to register, 334-7915.



Spoon and ForkWEDNESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2021 at Noon

Financial exploitation has been called “the crime of the 21st century.” One study suggested that older Americans lost at least $2.9 billion in 2010 to a broad spectrum of perpetrators. Learn important points to consider in planning for a more secure financial future, how to guard against identity theft and other forms of financial exploitation, and 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. 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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

A medical crisis can happen at any age and an Advance Directive is an important step toward making sure you get the medical care you want if you are unable to speak for yourself. Join Neely Bryant, a medical social worker at North Country Hospital for 27 years, for an educational discussion and to review the document – complete it as you go or take it home to complete. We’ll meet in the CNB Community Room in Derby. Please bring your mask. 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.
Your photo and application is processed within minutes, no lines or wait times. Bring your documentation along with checks for the U.S. Department of State and the USPS for photo and postage fee. They’re not able to accept credit or debit cards. Call us to make your appointment, 334-7915.

SATURDAY, MAY 1st, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Join Shelly and Julie for a group green-up effort! We’ll meet at the East Side restaurant parking lot and cover the area along the waterfront to the Causeway Bridge. We promise you’ve never had this much fun picking up someone else’s trash! Wear long pants, a mask and waterproof footwear. Rubber gloves will be provided. Call the office to register, 334-7915.

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TUESDAY, MAY 18th, 2021 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

We’re bringing government postal employees on site for a special passport day for our members. Apply for a passport or renew your existing one with ease, no lines or wait times. We’re scheduling 10 minute appointments and will provide the necessary forms to you in advance. Bring your documentation along with checks for the U.S. Department of State and the USPS for photo and postage fee. This event will take place in our CNB Community Room in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in the upper back parking lot. Call us to reserve your appointment, 334-7915.

WEDNESDAYS, MAY 19th - JUNE 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to Noon

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 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.

MAY 22nd, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

The Community Circle Team will be walking the 4-mile course which starts at the Derby Beach House and continues up through Route 111 (the eastbound lane will be closed to traffic for runners and walkers). This will be a socially distanced event with safety protocols in place. Enjoy live performances of bluegrass music before, during and after the event. All participants who register with us by April 30th will also receive a Dandelion Run T-shirt. The event starts at 9:00 a.m. The registration fee is $19.00 in advance for the 4 mile route. A portion of each registration will be donated to Umbrella, an advocacy group that provides support to victims and families affected by domestic violence. Call the Community Circle office to register, 334-7915.

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KayakSATURDAY, JUNE 5th, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. (RAIN DATE: JUNE 19th)

Join Northwoods Stewardship Center for a paddle on Lake Memphremagog. From the mouth of Hall’s Creek, we will paddle out on the lake to Eagle Point in search of aquatic flora and fauna. This area also provides a spot for lunch in the canoes, protected by wind. Along the way, our nature specialists will provide nature tips. The cost for this event is $35.00 per person and includes a canoe, paddle and lifejacket. Please be sure to bring along your lunch, water, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. If you bring your own kayak, paddle and lifejacket, the fee is $15.00. We will meet at the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area parking lot at 8:30 a.m. We’ll get situated on the water and hope to be paddling downstream by 9:00 a.m., then off the water around noon. Call us at 334-7915 to sign up for this event. Payment is due at sign-up.

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Cruise ShipAUGUST 16th - 28th, 2021

Call to be added to the waitlist 334-7915

SEPTEMBER 24th - 26th, 2021

We’re awaiting final details, but we do have the dates for our rescheduled trip from last fall. We hope to have all the particulars in time for the April newsletter. Stay tuned!

CloverAPRIL 25th - MAY 7th, 2022

Our adventure to Ireland features many must-see inclusions such as Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, the spectacular 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. Rates are $4,998.00 per person double occupancy and $5,798.00 single occupancy. For a detailed itinerary visit: link/1035900 – or call us to receive an itinerary by mail or to book your seats, 334-7915. Only 4 seats left!

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November 3rd - 5th, 2021Lottery Machine

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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 or Julie at In addition to the newsletter, you can also opt to receive periodic updates and information on newly added events.