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Calendar of Events

UPDATED: 07/30/15

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


Community Events



Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-7 pm.Rotary Concert in the Park series, Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm: Prydein, Celtic rock, July 30; Eames Brothers Band, blues/rock, Aug. 6. Rusty Parker Park.




Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by John and Marge Butterfield, Aug. 1.




Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series: Confronting Asymmetries of Power in Public Interest Design, Jose Galarza, Aug. 5, 7 pm. Free, open to all,




Festival Frolic, picnicking, flatbread available, games, music by Susan Picking and Ragged Company, fireworks. Sun., Aug. 2, 6-10 pm, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Free/donation.




Community Yard Sale: free to set up table; vendors donate to Food Shelf. The Elusive Moose parking lot. Aug. 8 and 22, 9 am-3 pm. Reserve: 496-6444.




Taste of the Valley, Iron Chef Competition, Sun., Aug. 9, 5-8 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush. Tickets: Waitsfield Farmers’ Market,, Festival Gallery: 496-6682.





Fun & Games


Harwood Fun Runs, Mondays through Aug. 17, 6:30 pm, Harwood cross-country course. All ages and abilities. Fee supports Harwood cross-country team.


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


Little River State Park summer programs; call 244-7103 to confirm all programs. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle, Thursdays, 6:30 pm. Water Striders, walk in Stevenson Brook, Wednesdays, 1:30 pm. Plant ID, Wednesdays, 4 pm; Saturdays, 10 am. Mushrooms Demystified, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 am. Tour of CCC Camp Smith, Thursdays, 4 pm. Owl Prowl/Ghost Hike, Saturdays, 7 pm. Info/more programs:, click on Events. 244-7103.








Lawn Sale, bake sale, burgers/hot dogs, Moretown United Methodist Church,Sat., Aug. 1, 9 am-3 pm.


High Fives Foundation golf tournament, Fri., Aug. 14, Sugarbush Resort Gold Club. Teams of four, register:







Moretown Summer Reading Program final event: pizza party, Thurs., July 30, 5-7 pm, Moretown Library. Free.


Touch the Truck, Sat., Aug. 1, 10-11:30 am, Moretown Elementary School. Free.


Every Hero Has a Story: Brian Lindner will share stories of backcountry rescue and ski patrol. Sat., Aug. 1, 9 am, Waterbury Library. Bagels, coffee. Free.


A Hamel Family Puppet Show,” Sat., Aug. 8, 10 am, followed by a craft activity. Waterbury Public Library. Free. Ages 3 and up.


Vermont Movie, Part Two: “Under the Surface,” labor wars, eugenics, the McCarthy era, progressive Republicanism in VT. Rescheduled for Thurs., Aug. 20, 7 pm, Warren Library.


Armchair Travelogue: scuba diving with Renee, Thurs., Aug. 20, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place.


Wednesday Afternoon Chess Club, all ages and abilities, free, 3-4 pm, Joslin Library, 496-4205.


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, Warren Public Library, by appointment, call 496-3913. Use a library computer or bring your own.


Joslin Library Story Hour on hiatus, resumes Aug. 24.


Warren Library Story Time: up to age 6, Wed., 10 am. Info: Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays, 11:15 am-noon. 496-9728.


Waterbury Public Library Story Times: Baby/toddler to age 3, Mondays, 10 am; Preschool Story Time,ages 3-6, Fridays, 10 am., 244-7036.






Mad River Valley Rotary Club breakfast meeting with a speaker, every Wednesday, 7:15 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: 496-8966.


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.


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.






Tweed River Music Festival, July 31-Aug. 2, Kenyon’s field, Waitsfield. Camping allowed only with three-day festival ticket.


Anthony Santor and friends, jazz brunch, Sun., Aug. 2, Big Picture, 496-8994.


Caleb and Bruce Freeberg, Celtic, gospel, blues, folk, Sun., Aug. 2, 10 am worship service; and noon-1:30 pm, picnic, desserts/beverages available, Warren United Church (rain site: Warren Town Hall). Free.


Rochester Summer Concerts in the Park, Sundays, 6:30-8:30 pm: Michelle Fay Band, Aug. 2; Dave Keller Band, Aug. 9.


Round Up on the River, every Wed., 4:30 pm-dark, behind Bridge Street Marketplace, Waitsfield. Live music,food, drinks, free admission.


Vermont Music Festival, 10 bands, two stages, food, kids’ activities, kids under 12 free. Sat., Aug. 8, noon-10 pm, rain or shine, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. To purchase tickets, see schedule/lineup or volunteer:


Music at Moose Meadow: VT Philharmonic Pops, Sun., Aug. 9, 4 pm (picnicking, 3 pm), tickets at gate. Tribute to Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, reception, dinner buffet, Thurs., Aug. 13, 6 pm., 244-8354.


Rochester Chamber Music Society baroque concert, Sun., Aug. 9, 4 pm, Rochester Federated Church., 767-9234.


Scrag Mountain Music, chamber music, Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, Sat., Aug. 15, 8 pm. Phantom Theater, Warren., 496-5997.


Opera in the Mountains,bass singer Erik Kroncke and pianist Mary Beth Austin, Sun., Aug. 16, 4:30 pm, Warren United Church. Tickets: Valley Arts Foundation, farmers’ market,








CVHHH Foot Care Clinic at Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, Thurs., July 23 and Aug. 13, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.


Clay Craft activity with Loretta, no experience or materials required, Tues., Aug. 4, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place.


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


Dance Class with Renee, easy to learn moves to popular music from different decades, Tues., Aug. 25, 12:45 pm, Evergreen Place.


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. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve: Austin, 496-2543. 1950s Day, nostalgic fare for lunch, music, Thurs., Aug. 20.


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




The Arts


Pete ’n’ Keely, musical, cash bar, Wed.-Sun., July 29-Aug. 9, 8 pm, The Skinner Barn, 496-4422,


Big Red Barn Art Show, Thurs.-Sun.,July 30-Sept. 6, noon-9 pm. Opening reception, Sun., Aug. 2, 5-7 pm, Lareau Farm. Free.


KidsACT Musical Theater presents River Child, folk tales about rivers, Fri., July 31, 5:30-6 pm, Valley Players Theater, free.


With Women, Isadora Snapp and dancers, the struggles and joys of becoming a mother, July 31 and Aug. 1, 8 pm. True Hazards of Childhood, an archeologist and her mute assistant investigate a mysterious artifact from her mother’s basement, Aug. 7 and 8, 8 pm. A Moth in the Barn, audience members tell short stories, Aug. 11, 8 pm. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren., 496-5997.

My Personal Cuba, David Garten, photo exhibit, Thurs.-Sun., 3-6 pm, Aug. 1-Sept. 7, Village Square, Waitsfield. Reception, Fri., July 31, 6-8 pm. Gallery talks, Thursdays, 2 pm, register: 496-5516, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Making Sacred Connections, paintingsby two VT artists, Waitsfield United Church. Reception, Aug. 1, 3:30-4:30 pm. Exhibit: Aug. 1-27, Sept. 5-6, Thurs.-Sun., noon-5 pm. Free.


Jeff Perrott, paintings, runs till Aug. 22. Meet the artist, Aug. 1, 5-6:30 pm. Walker Contemporary, Waitsfield.


Forms of Earth, ceramic sculpture show, Aug. 1-31. Opening reception, Fri., Aug. 7, 5-7 pm. The Mud Studio, Middlesex, 224-7000.


First Friday, art exhibit reception, nine artists from Weston Art Guild, music by McBride & Lussen (from Wood's Tea Co.), Aug. 7, 5-6:30, Three Mountain Café, free.


Everyday Magic: Oils, Acrylics and Mixed Media by Julia Purinton, Sat. and Sun. in August, noon-5 pm, The Bundy Modern Gallery, 583-5832.


Art Therapy Association of VT member art show, Aug. 1-Sept. 17. Community mandala installation, Sun., Aug. 9, 10 am-3 pm. Big Picture Theater. Free.


On the Way Art Show and Sale, Aug. 1 and 2, 10 am-5 pm, Moretown Town Hall.


Photo Show at the Round Barn, Aug. 3-Labor Day, daily, 10:30 am-5 pm (some weekend closings at 2:30). Free. Opening reception Tues., Aug. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm.


Knit a Bit, knitting and coffee, Wednesdays, 2 pm, SHaRC. 583-6700. Free.






Economic Vitality Series workshops: Agriculture and Food Production, Thurs., July 30, 6:30-9 pm, Round Barn. Homeowner Services, Aug. 6, 3-5:30 pm, Round Barn. Info: or Joshua Schwartz, 496-7173.


Mindfulness practice, “sitting” at church, with pastor Nancy McHugh and Peter Delfausse, Sundays in August, 5-6 pm. Waitsfield United Church of Christ, Info: 496-3065.


Group Dream Embodiment workshops with Jackie Earle-Cruickshanks, analyze dreams through psychodrama, Wed., Aug. 5 and 19, 6-8 pm, at Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex. Info: 802-522-6889, Donations accepted.


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



Places of Worship


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

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

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