March 2022 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

This month, we’re excited to announce an upcoming travel presentation that will highlight a springtime river cruise in Holland and Belgium during tulip season that we hope to take in April of 2023. We also have the tentative details of a trip to Washington, D.C. in October. We’ve added another Game Day and a Saturday morning basket weaving class with weaver Tracie Quirion. Details of these events and more can be found in this month’s circular!
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THURSDAY, MARCH 17th, 2022 at 12:00 NoonSpoon and Fork

Join us for a festive St. Patrick’s Day cele- bration at the East Side Restaurant, 47 landing Street in Newport. Dena and her team are preparing a St. Patrick’s Day feast just for us in the banquet room. The cost is $35.00, including tax and gratuity and features an appetizer buffet, dessert and your choice of one of the following entrées:

• Traditional Corned Beef Dinner – tender brisket with cipollini onions, green leaf cabbage, carrots and yukon potatoes

• Grilled Lamb Salad – New Zealand lamb marinated and grilled over vinaigrette greens with mint jelly

• Prime Rib of Beef – slow roasted au jus and horseradish cream sauce.

Bring your appetite and don’t forget to wear green! Call us with your entrée selection and reserve your seat, 802-334-7915. Payment is due at time of registration.

Board GameFRIDAY, MARCH 18th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

We had so much fun at our January game day we decided to have another! Join us for an afternoon of cribbage and scrabble in our Community Room at Community National Bank. Call us to register and bring your boards and cards if you have them, 802-334-7915.
Please arrive by 12:45 to get set up.

Dancing PersonTHURSDAYS, MARCH 24th - APRIL 21st, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Join us for some fun and great exercise as we learn (or re-learn) some of the old favorites. If you enjoy country music, this is a guaranteed good time! The class will include lesson time followed by practice. The price for the five-week series is $30.00. Call to reserve your space, 802-334-7915. We are currently working out the location, but it will be in the Newport/Derby area.

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TUESDAY, APRIL 12th, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. Cruise Ship

Savor springtime in Holland and Belgium aboard the MS Amadeus Brilliant that features blooming tulip fields and iconic windmills. Enjoy a canal cruise in the heart of Amsterdam. Visit Keukenhof Gardens, home to more than 7-million tulips. Stop in Arnhem, the favorite summer retreat of the Dutch royal
family. Step into medieval times during a Bruges walking tour. Explore Kinderdijk and see Holland’s iconic windmills. Relax as you make your way along picturesque scenery and visit beloved cities such as Amsterdam, Ghent, and Bruges.

Built in 2011 and completely refurbished in 2020, the beautiful MS Amadeus Brilliant has just 75 cabins to accommodate up to 150 passengers. Our trip will leave from Derby, with pickup locations in Barton and St. Johnsbury and we’ll fly from Boston. Join us for our travel presentation on April 12th to learn more about this exciting trip! R.S.V.P 802-334-7915.

TUESDAY, APRIL 12th, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

We will be hosting a trip meeting for members traveling to Ireland with us. At the meeting, our Collette Vacations representative will cover important details about traveling and review our travel documents. We will meet in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Please R.S.V.P for this event by calling us at 802-334-7915.

PassportWEDNESDAY, APRIL 13th, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 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, 802-334-7915.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16th, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Just in time for summer gardening, weave your own garden basket with weaver Tracie Quirion of QT’s Baskets. Tracie has been weaving for a decade and is excited to share her passion for baskets and knowledge of weaving with you. The fee for this class is $50.00 and includes the class and all materials needed to make your basket. The class will take place at the Coventry Community Center in Coventry Village. We have 12 seats available. Call to reserve your seat today, 802-334-7915. Payment is due at time of registration.

APRIL 25th - MAY 7th, 2022

This trip is sold out. Call if you’d like to be added to the waitlist.

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Golf club and ballWEDNESDAYS, MAY 11th - JUNE 15th, 2022

Community Circle members are invited back to learn on the beautiful greens at the Orleans Country Club. Each group lesson also includes 1:1 instruction time with Josh.

There are two options to choose from:
Intermediate Class:
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
A program designed for players who have an existing golf background and wish to take their game to the next level.
Beginner Class:
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Looking to learn the game, or perhaps brush-up after not having been on the course in a while? Then this clinic is for you! Josh will cover rules, driving, putting and chipping and full swing skills.

Each clinic is limited to 12 participants and the fee for the six-weeks is $150.00. Payment is due at time of registration. Call us to reserve your space, 802-334-7915.

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THURSDAY, MAY 12th - FRIDAY, MAY 13th, 2022

This trip is sold out. Call if you’d like to be added to the wait list. Final payment is due in the office by April 5th.

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SATURDAY, MAY 21st, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

Join us for a fun morning and a little exercise all for a good cause! We’ll be walking the 4-mile course which starts at the Derby Beach House and continues on Route 111. The registration fee is $21.00. A portion of each registration will be donated to Umbrella, an advocacy group that provides support to victims and families affected by domestic violence. Kingdom Games requires all participants to be fully vaccinated. The registration fee also includes a dinner the night before at the East Side. Participants must register AND pay no later than April 20th, 2022. Call the Community Circle office to register, 802-334-7915.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 9th - FRIDAY, JUNE 10th, 2022

Day 1: Fueled by the rushing Ottauquechee River, the turbine-powered glassblowing studio at Simon Pearce Glass in Quechee is the place to watch artisans create functional works of art, and is the first stop on our tour. Then it’s on to Woodstock for lunch on our own before visiting one of Vermont’s finest outdoor history museums, Billings Farm & Museum. Extensive displays are exhibited in 19th century barns and use artifacts, oral histories, and photographs to depict the seasonal round of activities that shaped the lives and culture of rural Vermonters. We’ll then make our way to Manchester, VT where we’ll spend one night at the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Day 2: Following a hot breakfast, we’ll visit the Hildene, the ancestral home of Robert Todd Lincoln. From 1905 to 1975, the 412 acre estate was home to three generations of President Lincoln’s descendants. We will begin with a tour of Robert and Mary’s home where the focus is on bringing their story to
life. The 24 room Georgian Revival mansion was built in 1905. The house tour traditionally concludes in the family’s formal garden. An American version of the European parterre, it is the site of the annual “Celebration of Peonies” from late May through mid-June with its 20 varieties of peonies with more than 1,000 blooms.

We’ll have a delicious catered lunch (included) to keep us fueled for our afternoon. Visit Robert’s observatory, the 12 miles of walking trails on the grounds, the goat dairy and cheese-making facility. No visit is complete without a stop at the Sunbeam and the Many Voices exhibits, which provide an interesting timeline narrative of the Pullman porters’ story along with the rare opportunity to stroll the exterior of the restored 1888, 72’ Pullman Car. We’ll depart for home by mid-afternoon with a brief stop at the Vermont Country Store.

Price includes round trip motorcoach transportation, admission to Billings Museum, one night hotel and breakfast, admission to the Hildene, lunch and driver gratuity. The price is $249.00 per person double occupancy; $219.00 per person triple occupancy; $209.00 per person quad occupancy; and $329.00 single occupancy. A $50.00 per person deposit is due at registration and the final payment is due by April 20th. We’ll depart from Derby at 8:00 a.m., Barton at 8:15 a.m., and St. Johnsbury at 8:30 a.m.

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Cruise ShipJULY 25th - AUGUST 6th, 2022

This trip is sold out. Call us if you’d like to be added to the waitlist. Final payment is due by March 28th, 2022.

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OCTOBER 13th - 18th, 2022

Based on feedback we received from members, we’re looking at putting together a trip to Washington, D.C. with Collette Vacations. Our trip will include round trip transportation from Derby with round-trip airfare from Boston.

Highlights would include:
• U.S. Capitol Building Tour
• Old Town Alexandria
• WWII Memorial
• Gadsby’s Tavern
• Washington National Cathedral
• White House Visitor Center
• Ford’s Theatre
• The Smithsonian Institution
• Arlington National Cemetery
• Mount Vernon

Five nights at a deluxe hotel, eight meals (5 breakfasts and 3 dinners), baggage handling, transportation via deluxe motorcoach while on tour, applicable sightseeing admissions, services of a professional tour manager, all taxes as well as Collette’s trip insurance which allows you to cancel for ANY reason up until 24 hours prior to departure.

The rates are: $2,599.00 per person, double occupancy; $2,569.00 per person, triple occupancy; and $3,099.00 single occupancy. The deposit is $899.00 per person and the balance is due on August 9th. If you are interested in joining us or would like to receive a detailed itinerary, please give us a call at 802-334-7915. We will make a determination about this
trip based on the response we get.

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Given the uncertainty that still remains about traveling into Canada, we’ve decided to postpone our plans to travel to Quebec City for the time-being. We want to be able to cross the border with fewer restraints and restrictions. Rest
assured, we WILL get there eventually!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022–Waterfront Plaza, Newport

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Coffee Hour – enjoy coffee and a donut. Then at 9:30 a.m.,
see the movie of your choice – on us! Adult guests are welcome.
For movie listings, visit or call 802-334-2610.