October 2021 Community Circle Newsletter

A Monthly Update for Community Circle Members

Published by Community National Bank

The days may feel like they’re getting shorter, but there is no shortage of things to do with Community Circle! We’ve added more options to our activity list including the return of our Tech Savvy classes, a new class on internet and mobile banking, as well as some monthly Book Club options. We’re also introducing some fun holiday craft classes in December. You’ll find all the details below.
Be well,
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FRIDAY and SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st and 2nd, 2021Clothes Swap

Community Circle members are invited to be part of a group volunteer effort.
We’ll be helping the Skills USA students from North Country Union High School with their annual Clothing Drop and Swap. This event allows hundreds of students to find quality secondhand apparel for the whole family, for free. This event requires many hands to make it successful and the students organizing the drop and swap are grateful for our help.
There are two volunteer opportunity times to choose from:
• Friday, October 1st from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
We’ll assist the SkillsUSA students with receiving donated clothing and sorting it into categories and sizes in the gymnasium.
• Saturday, October 2nd from 8:00 a.m. - Noon
We will be volunteering alongside the students to help keep the tables of clothing sorted and straightened up.
Call to let us know which of these times you’d like to sign up for, 334-7915.

AnchorSUNDAY - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3rd - 7th, 2021

Join us for a fun-filled, 4-night trip to beautiful Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard.
Highlights will include:
• Hyannis
• Edgartown
• Nantucket
• Gayhead Cliffs
• Martha’s Vineyard
• Kennedy Memorial
• Oak Bluff
• A New England Lobster Dinner
• A Whale Watch

This is also the season for the Cranberry Harvest. If our timing is right, we’ll have a chance to see the farmers actively gathering them. On our way home, we’ll visit the Mayflower II, as well as Plimoth Plantation. This trip includes motorcoach transportation, four nights at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa in Hyannis, all attraction admissions, ferry charges, professional guide services, seven meals (four breakfasts and three dinners), and gratuities for the professional guide and the coach driver. The price is $1,560.00 per person double occupancy, $1,460.00 per person triple occupancy, and $1,960.00 single occupancy. Payment is due now. We will leave from Derby at 8:00 a.m., Barton at 8:15 a.m., and St. Johnsbury at 8:30 a.m. Call us to receive a full, detailed itinerary.

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Our introduction to Curling has been postponed until crossing the border is less restrictive. Curling will be reconsidered in the Fall of 2022.

Unfortunately, Foxwoods Resort has canceled all group bookings through the remainder of 2021. Watch the newsletter for new dates in 2022.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19th at 10:00 a.m.
Apple iPhone® Workshop
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!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at 10:00 a.m.
Android™ Smart Phone Workshop (any Android™ device)
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!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16th at 10:00 a.m.
Apple iPad® Workshop
Just getting started with your iPad®? This free 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!

NOTE: All classes will take place in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in the back parking lot. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. Please bring your electronic device with you to class. You must register in advance for these free classes, 334-7915.

Mobile BankingWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Community National Bank leads the way in mobile and internet banking. Bank on-the-go with your mobile device using our banking app! Access account balances and history, make transfers, view checks and eStatements and manage debit cards. Our Electronic Banking Officer, Janet Gratton, will cover electronic banking using the mobile app from your tablet or smartphone as well as internet banking using your laptop. If you’ve been on the fence about electronic banking, join us to learn all about banking conveniently and securely with mobile and internet banking. The class will take place in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in the back parking lot. Please bring your electronic device with you to class. You must register in advance for this free class, 334-7915.

Spoon and ForkTHURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Experience dishes from around the world without leaving Orleans County! Born and raised in Austria, Inn keeper and renowned chef, Fritz Halbedl has cooked his way across Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia before spending 14 years at Royal Caribbean International as their First Senior Executive Chef of the entire fleet. Chef Fritz is preparing an international buffet with some of his favorite dishes from his travels. Our buffet will include soup, salad, breads, main course options (including vegetarian) as well as a dessert buffet. The price is $35.00 per person, including tax and gratuity, and is due at time of booking. Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915.


Ring in the holiday with the sounds of the season with our local youth as they present their annual holiday concerts. We’ll meet at in the high school lobby, purchase our own tickets and enjoy the show together. Dates will be announced next month. Call us to have your name added to our notification list, 334-7915.

Christmas TreeFRIDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.

Make and Take a Holiday Centerpiece and a Small Door Swag! We’ve got a local expert donating her time and talent to show us how to create beautiful
holiday centerpieces and swags. Join us for this festive event and create something beautiful for your home for the holidays. We’ll supply the containers, greens and bows. Bring your own clippers and any additional decorations you’d like to personalize your pieces with. There are two class times to choose from: 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. The cost for this class is $10.00, due at the time of registration. We’ll meet in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Enter from Crawford Road and park in
the back parking lot. Call us to book your seat, 334-7915.


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9th, 2021 at NOONSpoon and Fork

Whoever said “There’s no place like home for the holidays,” has never been to the Derby Line Village Inn during the holidays! Decked out in all its holiday finery, experience the beauty and charm of the historic 125 year-old inn at Christmas. Inn owners Fritz and Paula Halbedl are creating a very special three-course plated holiday meal just for us! Come celebrate the season with your Community Circle family. The all-inclusive price for this event is $39.00 (gratuity included). Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915. Payment is due at time of booking.

FrostingSATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Valerie has been perfecting the art of the perfect gingerbread house for over 20 years and is sharing her tips and tricks on how to roll out and bake gingerbread. Your kit will include her homemade gingerbread and royal icing, as well as decorations to create a deluxe 6” x 8” house in a holiday setting. Each attendee can bring along a helper. The cost for this class is $33.00 and is due at the time of registration. The class will be held in the Community Room at Community National Bank in Derby. Seating is limited. Call us to reserve your seat, 334-7915.

BookJoin our informal literature circle and curl up with a good book with a monthly book club!
There are two options available:
• At the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby
Community Circle members are invited to join Vermont Humanities Council’s (VHC) Reading and Discussion program hosted at the Dailey Memorial Library in Derby. VHC provides the books and trained scholars lead each session. We will meet in person one afternoon a month.
• At the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport
We will meet in person on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 in the Vermont Room at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport.

Please call Shelly or Julie for more details or to have your name added to our list of attendees, 334-7915.

American Mahjong is a game of strategy, skill and luck. The objective of the game is to be the first, by drawing and discarding tiles, to match tiles to a specific hand from a National Mahjong League card. This game can become quite addictive and groups become friends! We’re interested in starting a beginner Mahjong class. Please let us know if this is something you’d be interested in learning and playing through the winter. We’re also looking for an instructor. Please contact us for more details.Mahjong

CloverNEW DATES: APRIL 25th - MAY 7th, 2022

Our adventure to Ireland features Dublin, Blarney Castle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, the Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, the 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 motorcoach transportation from Derby, Barton and St. Johnsbury. Rates are $4,998.00 per person double occupancy and $5,798.00 single occupancy. A deposit of $829.00 is due at time of booking (fully refundable up until October 26, 2021), and final payment is due by February 4, 2022. For a detailed itinerary visit: https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1035900 – or call us to receive an itinerary by mail or to book your seats, 334-7915.

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Cruise ShipJULY 25th - AUGUST 6th, 2022

This Heart of Alaska cruise/tour combines seven nights of gliding through nature’s showplace on a Princess Cruise, plus five days on land spotlighting the attractions of Fairbanks, Denali National Park, Anchorage and a scenic drive along the Alaska Range.

Trip highlights include:
• An unforgettable rail journey from Denali to Talkeetna in a luxury domed railcar
• Enjoy an expert guided Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
• Relive Alaska’s Gold Rush days in Historic Skagway.
• In a modern saloon, enjoy dishes inspired by Fannie Q, the Alaskan pioneer.
• Relax aboard a 7-night Princess Cruise – your fabulous floating resort
• Cruise past Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s largest glaciers
• Sail through Glacier Bay, a treasure trove of glaciers and coastal islands.

Inside cabins are $6,099.00 double, $8,899.00 single; outside cabins are $7,149.00 double, $10,749.00 single; and balcony cabins are $7,449.00 double, $11,249.00 single. Rates are per person and include airfare, cruise tour fare, all port taxes, all transfers, trip cancellation/medical insurance and fully escorted tour in Alaska with select tours and meals indicated. Round trip motorcoach transportation to Boston’s Logan Airport. A deposit of $1,149.00
is due at time of booking (fully refundable up until January 26th, 2022), and final payment is due by March 28th, 2022. Call for itinerary or more info, 334-7915

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ExclamationHelp us decide which trip to include for 2022!
We’re trying to gauge interest for an additional bus trip in September, 2022. Please let us know if you might be interested in any of the following:
• Washington, D.C. and Gettysburg – 7 days
• Salem, MA – 2 or 3 days
• NYC – Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, and a Broadway Show – 3 or 4 days

Sign up for email notifications for our Four Seasons Activity Program and we’ll advise you of any walking, hiking, paddling, snowshoeing or any other “Drive
Yourself” events that we put together!

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.

October 27th, 2021 – Waterfront Plaza, Newport
For movie listings, visit citycinemanewport.com or call 802-334-2610.

Movie Morning at the Star Theatre in St. Johnsbury has been permanently discontinued. We simply do not have the participation rates, even prior to Covid, that are needed to keep this running. We hope you’ll consider joining us at City Cinema in Newport on the last Wednesday of the month.