Calendar

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events

12/014/17

 

Community Events

“John Lewis: Get in the Way,” biographical documentary about congressman and civil rights hero John Lewis, Thurs., Dec. 14, 7-9 pm, Big Picture Theater, presented by the Peace and Justice Center. Free tickets at Joslin Library or Peace & Justice Store.

Nerd-Choir Christmas Variety Show, holiday singalong, Christmas shenanigans, followed by potluck party, family-friendly, Thurs., Dec. 14, 7:30 pm, Middlesex United Methodist Church, 10 Church St.

SugarBash, celebrate Sugarbush’s birthday, drinks, food, dancing to The Grift, Sat., Dec. 16, 8-11 pm, Gate House Lodge, free admission.

Free bus rides: Dec. 16 and 17, Dec. 23 to April 1. Saturday night service starts Dec. 30. Routes and schedules: http://RideGMT.com/gmt-schedules/. Request a pickup: 802-496-7433.

Birthday cake, coffee/tea for Waitsfield Historical Society members Judy Dodds, Bob Burley, and Jean Sherman, who turn 90 in December. Sun., Dec. 17, 2-4 pm, Wait House meeting room. All invited.

Festival of Lights, decorate with lights and stars, register for contest with MRV Chamber (496-3460, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Dec. 18, noon. Awards at holiday party and chamber mixer, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Tues., Dec. 19, 5:30-7 pm, Rumble’s Kitchen, Sugarbush.

Caroling in Warren Village, Thurs., Dec. 21, 6:30 pm, meet at Warren Library, followed by hot cider, egg nog, cookies at library. All welcome.

Warren Miller film, “Line of Descent,” Tues., Dec. 26, 7-9 pm, Gate House Mountain View Room, free.

802 Reptiles Show, Wed., Dec. 27, 4-6 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. Adults, $15; ages 12 and under, $10: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Free Community Supper, Fri., Dec. 29, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Film Screening and Social with John Egan, Fri., Dec. 29, 7 pm, Gate House Mountain View Room, Sugarbush, free.

Dog Parade and Canine Couture Contest, costume prizes for Ski Bunny, Apres Pooch, Superhero and more, $10 suggested donation benefits PAWSitive Pantry, Sun., Dec. 31, 2-3:15 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush.

Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, Sun., Dec. 31, 7 pm, Spring Fling, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush, free.

Mountaintop Film Festival, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., films addressing social and environmental issues, Jan. 12-18, Big Picture Theater. Adults, $9; seniors, $7; free with valid student ID; films with special events (Q&A), $10. www.mountaintopfilmfestival.com.

Fundraisers

Waterbury Community Band holiday concert, Sat., Dec. 16, 2:30 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church. Admission by donation: nonperishable food or cash for Waterbury Food Shelf.

VT Cancer Survivor Network benefit dinner, a portion of all dinners sold will be donated, Thurs., Dec. 21, 5-9 pm, Shepherd’s Pub, Waitsfield.

Holiday Pie Sale to support Harwood Union baseball: apple, pumpkin, mixed berry, chocolate cream. $15 each. Email order to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Dec. 15; pick up Dec. 22 at Waterbury Fire Dept.

Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library); leave in marked shed behind church.

Fun & Games

Christmas Carol Scavenger Hunt, match the window displays around Waitsfield to a Christmas carol. Get forms at Three Mountain Cafe; drop off by Dec. 22.

“Mad Funny,” stand-up comedy, Thurs., Dec. 21, 8 pm, Valley Players Theater. Tickets at door or www.eventbrite.com. $10.

Family Gingerbread House Building Workshop, Fri., Dec. 22, 5-7 pm, $35 per family includes materials. Gate House Lodge, Sugarbush. Register: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Ugly Sweater Party, prizes, Christmas movies, complimentary appetizers, complimentary drink with donation of a toy, Sat., Dec. 23, 3-7 pm, Castlerock Pub, Sugarbush.

Blizzard Boogie, DJ and dancing, s’mores, hot cocoa, Wed., Dec. 27, 3-4:30 pm, Gate House Courtyard, Sugarbush, free.

Mad River Valley Youth Lacrosse registration open for spring season, U11, U13, U15 and U9 age levels. www.madriverlax.com.

Tennis Clinics: weekdays, 9-10:30 am; Fri., 10:30-noon; Sat. (beginners) and Sun., 9-10:30 am. The Bridges Resort, Warren. For levels, sign-up and cost, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 583-2922.

Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.

Kids

Spanish Musical Kids, Fridays through Dec. 22, Warren Library, free, all welcome. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-917-1776.

S’mores cookout, 4-4:30 pm at Lincoln Peak, 3:30-4 pm at Mt. Ellen (except on Thurs.), Dec. 26-29. Sugarbush. Free.

Kids Pizza & Movie Night, “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” drop off the kids, ages 4-12, Tues., Dec. 26, 5-8 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, $34, reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Magic Show, Thurs., Dec. 28, 6-8 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, free.

Kids Torchlight Parade with Murphy Moose, Fri., Dec. 29, 4 pm, Welcome Mat area, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush.

Kids Cooking Class, ages 6-12, $45 includes instruction, three-course meal, recipe card, apron, Fri., Dec. 29, 5:30-7:30 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. Reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Gathering of the Groms, intro to freestyle skiing/snowboarding, ages 13 and under, instruction, games, prizes, Sat., Dec. 30, 4:30-6 pm, near Super Bravo and Valley House lifts, Lincoln Peak. Also Jan. 6, Mt. Ellen; Feb. 17, Lincoln Peak; March 3, Mt. Ellen. Sugarbush.

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cubpack798.org, 802-371-9997.

The Children’s Room, weekdays when school is in session, 8 am-4 pm, free drop-in play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. www.childrensroomonline.org/calendar.html. 244-5605.

Outdoors

Naturalist Snowshoe Tours, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am, Mad River Glen.

Sugarbush Racing Club hosts a fun, friendly race series on Sugarbush’s NASTAR course, Thursdays, 11 am-1 pm, postrace parties. All ages and abilities welcome. Info: sugarbushracingclub.com.

Photography Outback Tour, guided snowshoe photography tour, ages 18+, Wed., Dec. 27, 10 am-1 pm, departs from The Farmhouse, 888-651-4827. Also, Jan. 14 and Feb. 21. $72; $82 with rentals.

Horse-drawn carriage rides, Thurs., Dec. 28, 4-6 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush.

Library

Joslin Memorial Library Capital Campaign Committee meeting, Thurs., Dec. 14, 8:30 am, first floor of the Joslin Library.

Story time with Mrs. Claus, Christmas stories, songs, snacks. Wear pajamas (optional), bring letters to Santa.  Thurs., Dec. 14, 6 pm, Moretown Library. Free.

Fall Fridays at the Warren Public Library, after-school snacks and creative activities for ages 8 and up. Dec. 15, 3-4 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3913. Free.

Bullet Journaling for the New Year, to-do list, planner and diary, organize your life, free, Sun., Jan. 14, 4 pm, Moretown Library. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Move it and Read, after-school book club exploring reading and movement. First book is “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds, recommended for grades 4-8, Thurs., Jan. 18, 3-4:30 pm, Moretown Library. Free. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Free Adult Education: basic reading, writing, math, computer skills; high school diploma/GED programs; career/college readiness; English language learning and U.S. citizenship. Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, Joslin Library. Info: David Busker, 244-8765; no reservations necessary.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. https://moretownlibrary.com, 496-9728. Free.

Warren Public Library Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 am, up to age 6. Amanda Gates, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

Waterbury Public Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, up to age 3, stories, songs, playtime, Mondays, 10 am. Preschoolers, ages 3-6, stories, songs, crafts, Thursdays, 10 am. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.

Meetings

Gun Owners of VT Washington County meets second Friday of each month, 6 pm, Warren Village fire station. Info: Bill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-3789.

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, third Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Mad River Health Center, Community Resource Room, second floor. Info/ RSVP: 496-9715, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Drop-ins welcome.

Mad River Cancer Support, one-on-one support for those touched by cancer (patient, caregiver, family, friend). Contact VT Cancer Survivor Network: 1-800-652-5064, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cancer support group meets fourth Wed. every month, 6 pm, at MRV Chamber of Commerce.

Mad River Valley Rec District meets third Tues. of each month, 6 pm, Gen. Wait House. Open to all.

Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets first Wed. each month, 5:15-6:30 pm, Round Barn, Waitsfield; all other Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: www.mrvrotary.org.

MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

Valley Democrats meets second Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Joslin Library (downstairs), Waitsfield. All welcome. Jan. 8, special guest Jeremy Hansen of the VT Progressive Party.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm, and Tues., 7 pm, at Parish House, Our Lady of the Snows Church/St. Dunstan’s, Waitsfield. Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

Seth Yacavone, blues, rock, funk, Thurs., Dec. 14, 7 pm, free. The Stash Band, bluegrass, punk, heavy metal, Thurs.., Dec. 14, 9 pm, $12 advance, $15 at door. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Apres-ski music, Sat., Dec. 16, 3-6 pm: Mano Malo, Castlerock Pub; Abby Jenne, Wunderbar; The Detonators, Rumble’s Kitchen. Sugarbush. Free.

Waterbury Community Band holiday concert, Sat., Dec. 16, 2:30 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church. Admission by donation: nonperishable food or cash for Waterbury Food Shelf.

The Grift, Sat., Dec. 16, 8-11 pm, SugarBash (Sugarbush birthday celebration), Gate House Lodge, free admission.

Dave Keller Band, Wed., Dec. 20, 3-6 pm, Green Mountain Lounge, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush, free.

Zach Nugent, former guitarist for Jerry Garcia Band, Wednesdays in December and January, 8 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Elisabeth von Trapp concert, “Home for Christmas,” Fri., Dec. 22, 7:30 pm, Warren United Church, suggested donation, $10. Info:  802-371-8744.

Guy and Wayne, Sat., Dec. 23, 3-6 pm, Green Mountain Lounge, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush, free.

Eric Hoh and Chris Womack, Sun., Dec. 24, 5:30-8:30 pm, Rumble’s Kitchen, Sugarbush, free.

The Spyders, Thurs., Dec. 28, 3-6 pm, Castlerock Pub, free.

Phineas Gage Project, Thurs., Dec. 28, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen, free.

Apres-ski music, Fri., Dec. 29, 3-6 pm: Al’s Pals, Castlerock Pub; House Rockers, Wunderbar; Dojo, Rumble’s Kitchen; The Detonators, Green Mt. Lounge. Sugarbush. Free.

Apres-ski music, Sat., Dec. 30, 3-6 pm: Starline Rhythm Boys, Castlerock Pub; Colleen and Mama’s Medicine, Wunderbar; The Detonators, Rumble’s Kitchen; Abby Jenne, Green Mt. Lounge. Sugarbush. Free.

The Aerolites, jam band, with special guests The Drake Equation and Forrest Gray, Dec. 31, 6 pm, Valley Players Theater. Tickets: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Presented by Mad River Valley Lights and Sound.

Seniors

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Piano music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. After lunch activities: Dec. 14, singalong; Dec. 19, celebrate birthdays, discuss holiday traditions, Christmas auction; Dec. 21, holiday feast and tell about your favorite Christmas or Hanukkah present ever; Dec. 26, Closed for Christmas holiday; Dec. 28, Travelogue: Swiss Alps with Karen Winchell. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Dec. 21, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Move! Tuesdays, 2 pm. Fun, varied group exercise with SASH coordinator Kenneth Russell, Evergreen Place.

Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Waitsfield.

Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals for seniors, call 496-2543.

The Arts

Valley Arts Drop-In Painting, first and third Wed. of each month (next, Dec. 20), 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield. Bring paint and work on your own or paint the still life. Members, $5; nonmembers, $10. Info: Dotty, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-4789.

Art exhibit: Paintings by Kathleen Kolb, “Into the Woods,” Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 pm, through Dec. 23. www.valleyartsvt.com/latest-news/.

Paint ’n’ Sip, Thurs., Dec. 28, 6-8 pm, Gate House Sleeper Room, Sugarbush, $60 includes materials, instruction, one beer or wine (additional available for purchase).

Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.