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UPDATED: 01/22/15

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


Community Events


MountainTop Film Festival, social and environmental issues. Final night is Jan. 22, Big Picture Theater, 496-8994,


Spring Hill Skating Party, Fri., Jan. 23, 5-7 pm, Skatium, Waitsfield. Free, all are invited.


Roll Back the Clock Day, Mad River Glen’s anniversary, lift tickets at 1948 prices. PHAT event (Protect your Head at All Times). VT Specialty Food Day, sample VT products. Starline Rhythm Boys, 4 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub. Tues., Jan. 27, Mad River Glen.


Prison Justice group of Waitsfield and Warren Churches, all are invited to hear about the work of a VT Reparations Board, bringing together offenders and their victims. Tues., Jan. 27, 5-6 pm, Waitsfield United Church.


Waitsfield Scrag Forest Trail Design Report public presentation, Wed., Jan. 28, 7 pm, Waitsfield Elementary School. Info: Leo Laferriere, 496-2515.


Waterbury Winterfest, Jan. 30 to Feb. 8. Outdoor and indoor events, see Opening ceremony, Fri., Jan. 30, 5 pm, Stowe St.


Free Community Dinner, all welcome, Friday, Jan. 30, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church. Transportation available, call 496-3065.


Saturday Sabbath Cafe, all welcome for conversation, song, prayer, and media, topics of faith and spirituality, Saturdays, 5 pm, Waitsfield United Church, 496-3065.


Brides of the Century, exhibit of original 1845-1945 bridal gowns runs through May 31, 2015, Gen. Wait House. Free. Info: Judy Dodds, 496-2027.



Fun & Games


Mad River Glen Naturalist Series: The Northern Forest, explore the ecology and learn to recognize buds and bark of the Stark Mt. forest, Sat., Jan. 24, 10:30 am; The Wild Side of Stark Mountain, seek out signs of forest animals, Sun., Jan. 25, 10:30 am.


Musical playgroup with Lesley Grant, families with children from birth to age 6, Sun., Jan. 25, 10-11:30 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. Hosted by The Children’s Room. Free, open to all.


Free Telemark Ski Demo, G3 & Voile, Tues., Jan 27, Mad River Glen. Info: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.


Guided Headlamp Snowshoe Tours followed by farm-to-table dinner at American Flatbread, Thursdays, 5-9:30 pm. Register: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.


Warren Playgroup, swimming at The Bridges Resort, Warren. Fridays through Feb. 20, 10-11:15 am. Free, open to all. Sign in at desk. Children must be supervised by parent/caregiver. Bring towels.


Bingo, Waterbury American Legion Auxiliary fundraiser, Sun., Jan. 25, doors open 11 am, quickies at noon, regular games 1 pm. Lunch available. Info: 244-8404.


Lawson’s Finest Beer Lovers Dinner, full moon snowshoe, Sat., Jan. 31, 7 pm, Mad River Glen. Reserve:


Mad River Valley Mountaineering Race, Sun., Feb. 1, 10 am. Backcountry skiers and split boarders skin up Mad River Glen, traverse Long Trail to Mt. Ellen, down into Slide Brook, up to Lincoln Peak base area Valley House.,


Big Toy Night, children to age 6 ride trikes, bikes, scooters (with helmets) on indoor track, pizza, potluck desserts, Sat., Feb. 7, 4-6 pm, The Children’s Room, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. Free.


Ox-drawn sleigh rides, Neill Farm, Waitsfield, Saturdays, 10 am, noon, and 2 pm. Reserve: Kaleigh, (802) 279-7121.


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: Alice, 496-7154.







Fundraiser for Jason Fowler, battling brain cancer: Rosita's enchilada dinner, dance, silent auction, Sat., Jan. 24, 5 pm, Moretown Town Hall. Info: Gwen Hoadley, 802-371-8675.




Fundraiser to help Harwood musician Benjamin Burr go to Carnegie Hall, food, entertainment, Fri., Jan. 30, 6-10 pm, The Woods Lodge, Northfield. Tickets/menu:, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-778-0205.




Team Chamberlain fundraiser to help Kira and Adam Chamberlain run Boston Marathon wearing charity bids for the hospital where there their father, Scott, is getting cancer treatment, Sat., Feb. 7, 6-8 pm, SHaRC adventure zone, music by Adam’s band.




International dinner, buffet of international food, dance and music performances, silent auction, fundraiser for school trip to Greece and Italy, Thurs., Feb. 12, 7 pm, Harwood Union High School. Tickets at the door. Info: Kathy Cadwell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..






VT Humanities Council book discussion series, “Orchestrated Stories,” fictional interpretations of four composers: Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell, Jan. 22, 9 am, Warren Library; Clara: A Novel by Janice Galloway, Feb. 12, 9 am, Joslin Library; Joplin’s Ghost by Tananarive Due, March 19, 9 am, Warren Library; Vivaldi’s Virgins by Barbara Quick, April 9, 9 am, Joslin Library. Free.


Armchair Travelogue visits Haiti with Susan McKnight, Caribbean-themed lunch, Thurs., Jan. 27, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield. Reserve: Austin, 496-2543.


READ, DCF discussion group, grades 3-6, Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm: Feb. 19, Frogged; March 12, Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace; April 16, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Joslin Memorial Library, 496-4205.


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. 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. Jan. 26, Yellow Day; wear something yellow. 496-4205,


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays, 11:15 am-noon.


Waterbury Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, Mon., 10 am. Kids Creating Music with Bob Brookens, 18 months to 4 years old, Sat., Jan. 24, 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.






Rodney, Thurs. afternoon, Jan. 22, free après-ski music, Green Mt. Lounge, Sugarbush Mt. Ellen.


The Grift's Clint Bierman and friends, followed by an open jam, every Thurs., Localfolk Smokehouse, Waitsfield.


Cooie and friends, Thurs., Jan. 22, 7-10 pm. Blue Gumbo, Fri., Jan. 23, 7-10 pm. Jazzyaoke, Sat., Jan. 24, 7-10 pm. Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 229-2090.


The Funky Crustaceans, Fri., Jan. 23, 4 pm. Soule Monde, Sat., Jan. 24, 4 pm. Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.


The Kind Buds, Castlerock Pub; Spiders, Wunderbar; The Detonators, Green Mt. Lounge (Mt. Ellen). Sat., Jan. 24, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush, free.


Gang of Thieves, Sat., Jan. 24, 9 pm-midnight, Castlerock Pub, free.


Mad River Chorale, rehearsals start Mon., Jan. 26, 7-9 pm (except school holidays), Harwood chorus room. Singers welcome., 496-2048.


Starline Rhythm Boys, Tues., Jan. 27, 4 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.


Patrick Fitzsimmons, acoustic rock/folk, Valley Night, Wed., Jan. 28, 8 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe,, 496-8994.


VT composers Eve Beglarian and Matt Lacrocca presented by TURNmusic, Sat., Feb. 21, 7:30 pm, Green Mountain Club, Route 100, Waterbury Center. Info:, 802-578-5028.


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.


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


Diner Breakfasts cooked by Walter Brinkat Evergreen Place, open to all, Mondays, 8-10 am, donations support Meals On Wheels.


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


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




The Arts


Storytellers Tim Jennings and Leanne Ponder (rescheduled), Sat., Jan. 24, 7 pm, East Warren Schoolhouse. Limited seating, reserve: 496-2474. Presented by Rootswork.


HOOKED in The Valley, Mad River Rug Hookers exhibit runs through March 28, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield, 496-6682.


Amanda Amend, watercolor exhibit runs through Jan. 31, Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield.


Blanc et Noir: New Photography by Bonnie Barnes, rural places, remote places, big skies, black-and-white photo exhibit runs till Feb. 28. Axel’s Gallery, Stowe St., Waterbury, 244-7801,


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.Mass, Sunday, 10 am.Franciscan Christmas Office, Dec 23, 6 pm; Family Christmas Eve service, Dec. 24, 5 pm; Midnight Mass, Dec. 24, 11 pm; Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 11 am; New Year’s Eve Vigil, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. 496-4516.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 145 State St., Montpelier. All welcome.

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, Founders’ Hall, 6307 Main St. (Route 100), Waitsfield. Sunday Service, 9:30 am, Holy Eucharist. Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 4 pm. Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 9:30 am. 479-7920.

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, Tuesday, 6 pm.

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

Sugarbush Christmas Eve Service led by Norwich Univ. chaplain Bill Wick, nondenominational, Dec. 24, 5-6 pm, Gate House Lodge.

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

Waitsfield United Church of Christ WorshipService, Sunday, 10 am. Route 100, Waitsfield., 496-3065.

Warren United Church of Christ, Worship Service, Sunday, 10 am. Main St. Warren Village. 496-2713.

Waterbury Congregational Church, Sunday Service, 10 am. 8 North Main St., Waterbury. 244-6606.

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