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UPDATED: 11/26/14

- Community Events - - Fun & GamesFundraisers - - Library - - Meetings - - Music - - Seniors - - The Arts - - Workshops - - Places of Worship -


Community Events


Mad River Valley Turkey Trot has been canceled due to inclement weather.


Free Community Dinner, Fri., Nov. 28, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church, Route 100. Transportation available, call 496-3065.


Moth storytelling event, theme is “Holidays, the good, the bad and the ugly,” Sun., Nov. 30, 7 pm. East Warren Community Market, upstairs.


Battle for the Elephants, film, wildlife expert Laurel Neme will discuss wildlife poaching, trafficking. Free, hosted by Green Mt. Global Forum, Thurs., Dec. 4, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater.


Holiday Ornament-Making for kids, Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am-1 pm. Holiday Cookie Decorating, Sun., Dec. 7, 1 pm. Peanut and Mouse, Waitsfield. Pre-register: 583-3669, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Country Christmas and Holiday Paint-In, Sat. and Sun., Dec. 6 and 7. Holiday shopping in Waitsfield and Warren, punch card at participating merchants for prize drawing; artists painting at local shops on Sat.; art exhibit starts Sat., 3 pm, continues Sun. (Bridge St., Waitsfield). Info: 496-6682, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SugarBash, birthday celebration for Sugarbush, vintage ski and ride costume contest, music by The Grift, complimentary snacks, free admission. Sat., Dec. 6, 8-11 pm, Gate House Lodge.


Moretown Christmas Bazaar, Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am-2 pm, Moretown Town Hall. Local crafts, baked goods, food items, cookie walk, lunch.


River of Light Lantern Parade departs from Thatcher Brook School (Stowe St., Waterbury), music by Sambatucada and Jeh Kulu, Sat., Dec. 6, 5 pm. Bonfire, hot chocolate to follow, Dac Rowe Field.


Sled dog team, fire pit, cookies, cider, hot chocolate, Sun., Dec. 7, Mad River Green.


Moretown Artisans’ Sale, Dec. 13 and 14: Sat., 10 am-4 pm; Sun., 11 am-4 pm. Moretown Elementary School.





Fun & Games


Mad River Lacrosse and Waterbury Lacrosse registration ends Nov. 30, boys and girls in grades 3-8.




Bill Koch League, XC skiing program at Ole’s, Tues. afternoons, ages 5-13. Sign up early, space is limited. Sign-up ends Nov. 30: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




Warren Gingerbread Contest and Display, Dec. 5-8, East Warren Schoolhouse, upstairs. Fundraiser for Warren After School Program. Info: East Warren Community Market, 496-6758.




Cookie and Cupcake Decorating class for kids with Chef John Lumbra, free, no registration necessary, Sundays, Dec. 7 and 14, 10 am-2 pm, The Kitchen at The Store, Waitsfield, 496-4465.




Photos with Santa, Sat., Dec. 13, noon-3 pm,Precious Moments Preschool, Moretown. Decorate cookies, write letter to Santa, Christmas crafts. Sponsored by CCO Youth Ministries; donations at the door. 496-4516.




Sugarbush Racing Club kickoff party, meeting, Sun., Dec. 14, 4:30-6 pm, Castlerock Pub. Meets every Thurs. starting Jan. 8 for a fun race and apres party. Skiers and riders age 18-plus welcome to join.




Warren Playgroup: Adventures in Clay, Crafts and Sensory Fun with Ellen Kucera, Fridays through Dec. 19, 10-11:30 am, Warren School art room. Free, open to all.




Walking group, all welcome, Tuesdays, noon-1 pm, Old County Rd., Waitsfield. Meet at Health Center parking lot. Info: Kate, Mad River Family Practice, 496-3838.




Duplicate Bridge, Mon., 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Suki, 496-9867.







Red Cross blood drive, Mon., Dec. 1, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, Cabot Creamery, 193 Home Farm Way, Waitsfield, call Stephanie Cadieux for appointment, (802) 563-3892.


International Boutique, shop for items from around the world; all proceeds benefit women and children’s programs in VT and around the world. Dec. 6-13, Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield.







Orangutan presentation by wildlife expert Laurel Neme, for grades 1-4, free, Thurs., Dec. 4, 4-5 pm, Joslin Memorial Library.


Vermont Health Connect rep will answer questions about individual plans; during her visits residents can make appointment to complete enrollment. Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am-1 pm, Moretown Library.


Holiday Stroll Stories and Craft, kindergarten to grade four, Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am, Waterbury Library, 244-7036.


Tea for Teens, workshop led by Heidi Laliberte of Tiny Tea House; tea tasting and making sachets. Wed., Dec. 10, 6:45 pm, at Warren Library. Free to attend, charge for bulk tea used to make sachets. Register: Colleen Mays, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Holiday E-Origami, grades four to seven, make holiday-themed origami with LED lights, Wed., Dec. 10, 1 pm, Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.


Writing Workshop, ages 10 and up, with YA author Jo Knowles, Wed., Dec. 10, 12:30-1:30 pm, Moretown Elem. School library. Reserve.


Songs for Midwinter Holidays with Susan and Mary Ann, Fri., Dec. 12, 11:15 am, Moretown Library.


Rustic Willow Holiday Decorations workshop, teens to adults, Sat., Dec. 13, 10 am-noon, Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.


Code for Girls, grades four to six, make interactive stories and animation using code through programs such as Scratch, Hopscotch, Arduino. Wed., Dec. 17, 3-4 pm, Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.


Paintings by Melissa Purdy, exhibit runs through Jan. 3, Warren Library.


Noontime Knitters, knit, crochet or tat, Tuesdays, noon-1 pm, Waterbury Library, 244-7036.


Tech Thursdays, sign up for help with email and internet, 6-7 pm, Moretown Library: 496-9728, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Computer tutoring, Mondays and Wednesdays, bring laptop or use the library’s, Warren Library, call for appointment, 496-3913.


Warren Library Story Time: For parents, babies, toddlers, Wed., 10 am. Theme for Nov. 26: Giving Thanks. Info: Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Joslin Library Preschool Story Hour: Mon., 10 am.


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays, 11:15 am-noon. Bedtime Story Time with Mrs. Claus, Thurs., Dec. 18, 6:30 pm.


Waterbury Library Story Times: Musical Story Time with Lesley Grant, 18 months to 4 years old, Tues., Dec. 2, 10:30 am. Baby/toddler, Mon., 10 am. Preschool Story Time,Fri., 10 am. Free. Waterbury Library. 244-7036,






MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant. Info: Carol Miner, 583-5816.


Valley Democrats meets second Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, at Eastern Systems. Info: Jim Leyton, 496-1000.


Moretown Republicans meeting, second Thurs. of each month, 6 pm, Moretown Elem. School. 496-3296.


Mad River Caregivers Support Group, first and third Tues. of each month, 2-3 pm, Mad River Family Practice. RSVP: Kate, 496-3838.


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..


Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm; 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.






Pappy Hour, Valley Night, Wed., Nov. 26, 7 pm, Big Picture, 496-8994,


A Ceremony of Carols,Mad River Chorale holiday concerts: Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church; Sun., Dec. 21, 4:30 pm, Warren United Church. Nonperishable food items accepted. Tickets: Info: 496-4781.


Moretown Community Chorus, all ages and abilities, meets Thursdays, 7 pm, Moretown Methodist Church. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 793-9581.






Tai Chi with Kenneth, Tuesdays, 1 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield.


Foot Care Clinics with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thursdays, Dec. 4 and 18, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.


Holiday Luncheon, ham dinner, piano music and sing-along with Joan Foster, dessert is potluck. Thurs., Dec. 18, noon, Evergreen Place Senior Center, all welcome. Reserve: Austin, 496-2543.


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


Diner Breakfasts at Evergreen Place, open to all, Mondays, 8-10 am, donations support Meals On Wheels.


Family-Style Lunch, open to all, discount for age 60+, Tues. & Thurs., noon. Reserve: Austin, 496-2543. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield.


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




The Arts


Chris Stearns Photography exhibit runs through December. Opening reception, Fri., Dec. 5, 5-7 pm, Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield.


En Plein Air, select paintings from Jericho Plein Air Festival and Great VT Plein Air Paint-Out, 8 am-6 pm daily through Nov. 30, Gallery at Bridges Resort, Warren, 583-2922.


Holiday Group Show runs through Jan. 3, Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury. Hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 am-7 pm; Sat., 11 am-3 pm. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,


Oils and Watercolors of Susan Bull Riley, exhibit runs through Dec. 31, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield, 496-6682.


Start with Art, group meets to share/learn artistic skills, Thursdays, 2 pm, at SHaRC, free, 583-6700.


Knit a Bit, knitting and coffee, free, Wednesdays, 3 pm, at SHaRC, 583-6700.





Community Yoga Class, free, hatha yoga, all levels, Sundays, 10-11:15 am, at Rootswork, second floor East Warren Schoolhouse.



Places of Worship


Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave, Montpelier, 229-9429.

Church of the Crucified One, Route 100, Moretown.Sunday, 10 am, Mass. 496-4516.

Green Mountain Community Alliance, Route 100, Duxbury. Sunday, 9:30 am, Worship Service.

Hunger Mountain Christian Assembly, Route 100N, Waterbury Ctr. Sunday, 10 am, Worship Service.

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 802-253-1800, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Moretown United Methodist Church, Route 100B, Moretown. Sunday, 10:30 am, Worship Service.

Our Lady of the Snows (Catholic), Route 100, Waitsfield. Mass: Saturday, 6 pm.

St. Andrew (Catholic), Main St., Waterbury. Mass: Sat, 4 pm, and Sunday, 9 am.

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church at Founders Hall, 6307 Main St. (Route 100), Waitsfield. Sunday Service, 9:30 am, Holy Eucharist.

St. Jacob of Alaska Orthodox Church, Route 12, Northfield Falls, 485-9121. Services: Divine Liturgy, Sunday, 9:30 am; Great Vespers, Saturday, 5 pm; Vespers, Wednesday, 5:30 pm.

St. Patrick (Catholic), Route 100B, Moretown.Sunday, 11 am, Mass.

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Sunday, 10 am, Worship and Church School, 130 Main St., Montpelier.

Waitsfield United Church of Christ WorshipService, Sunday, 9 am. Children’s Sunday School resumes in fall., 496-3065.

Warren United Church: Sunday, 10 am, Worship Service. Main St. 496-2713.

Yearning for Learning Center for Jewish Studies, Montpelier, 223-0583.