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Calendar of Events

UPDATED: 07/31/14

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


Community Events


Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-7 pm, Rusty Parker Park. Live music by The Real Deal, soulful and funky, July 31; Donna Thunder, rockin’ country, Aug. 7. 6:30-8:30 pm.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Live music by Bliss Hill, Americana, folk, blues trio, Aug. 2.


Festival Picnic, bring a picnic, cash bar and flatbread available, music by Haywire, activities, fireworks, Sun., Aug. 3, 5-10 pm, Lareau Farm Inn, Waitsfield. Free admission, suggested donation. 496-8856.


Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series: “The Built Environment and Resilient Communities” with Jim Newman and Dr. Sarah Slaughter,Wed., Aug. 6, 7 pm. Free, open to public. Yestermorrow.org.


Taste of The Valley, Iron Chef Competition, Sun., Aug. 10, 5-8 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush. Tickets: www.vermontartfest.com.




Fun & Games


4-H Working Steer qualifying event for Eastern States, Fitness & Showmanship, Cart Class, Stoneboat Class. Sat., Aug. 2, 10 am, Kenyon’s Field, Waitsfield. Free admission.


Kids Pizza and Movie Night, Sat., Aug. 2, 5:30-9:30 pm, SHaRC.


Faerie House Building, all ages, Sun., Aug. 3, 10 am-1 pm, Lareau Farm.


Harwood Trail Series, running on cross-country trails behind Harwood, Fridays, 6:30 pm, all ages. Register: 6:15 pm. Proceeds support cross-country team. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Walking group, all ages and abilities, Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am, Old County Rd. Waitsfield. Meet at MRV Health Center parking lot. Info: Kate, Mad River Family Practice, 496-3838.


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


Little River State Park, Waterbury, 244-7103, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Call to confirm all programs and meeting places. ID Poison Ivy, Medicinal Plants, Fridays, 4 pm, Nature Center. Owl Prowl, Night Ghost Hike, July 30 and Aug. 16, 23, 30, 7 pm. Mushrooms Demystified, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 am. Water Striders 1, Fridays, 1:30 pm. Water Striders 2, walk the Stevenson Brook, Thursdays and Saturdays, 1:30 pm. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle, Waterbury Reservoir, July 31, Aug. 14, 21, 28, 7 pm. Sunset>Moonrise Aquaventure, Aug. 2, 7, 9, 7 pm. Rockin’ the Little River, tour of CCC camp, Fridays, 11 am. Rockin’ the Little River 2, tour of dam, Sundays (except Aug. 10), 11:30 am. Bird Migration, Fridays, 7 pm. Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls, Saturdays, 4 pm. War of the Weeds, remove invasive honeysuckles, Sundays (except Aug. 10), 10 am. Sunday Afternoon Hikes, 2 pm (no hike Aug. 10).






Walk for Children, fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse VT, Thurs., July 31, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury. Registration opens at 8 am. Three-mile walk, 10 am.


Tag Sale, Waterbury Congregational Church, Aug. 1 & 2: Fri., noon-5 pm; Sat., 9 am-3 pm. 244-6606.


Dog Days of Summer Tennis Tournament, all abilities, lunch, silent auction, post-celebration. Fundraiser for PAWSitive Pantry. Sat., Aug. 16, The Bridges Resort. Register: www.pawsitivepantry.org, 617-851-5029.


BBQ at Warren Church, rain or shine Sat., Aug. 16, 5-7 pm. BBQ pulled pork, grilled chicken, salads, homemade desserts. Donations requested. Takeout available.







Hamel Family Puppet Show & Craft Time, ages 3-plus, Sat., Aug. 2, 10 am, Waterbury Public Library.


Funky Fibers, art exhibition, Aug. 3-Sept 7, Warren Library.


Squishy Circuits Program, part of Warren Library’s Maker Series, ages 3 to adult (under 10 with adult supervision), build circuits with playdough, LEDs and batteries. Free, no preregistration.


What’s Up! The Sky at Night,” ages 5-plus learn about stars, planets, galaxies, comets, Wed., Aug. 6, 10 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School. Register, Waterbury Library, 244-7036.]


The History of Ragtime, presentation by composer-pianist Deborrah Wyndham, Thurs., Aug. 7, 7 pm, Warren Library.


Capitol Youth Brass, concert in the park next to Joslin Library, Fri., Aug. 8, noon. Free.


Spies of Mississippi, documentary about the Mississippi government’s role in spying on civil rights activists, Fri., Aug. 8, 7 pm, Warren Library.


DCF Book Club, ages 4-7, Waterbury Public Library, discuss Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein, Wed., Aug. 13, 5 pm. Pizza, refreshments provided. Register: 244-7036.


Knit and Play, bring knitting/needlepoint and kids to the children’s area, Warren Library, all levels welcome, Tuesdays, 10 am-noon. Free, drop in, no registration.


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 Hour, For parents, babies, toddlers, Wednesdays, 10 am. Info: Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . www.warrenlibrary.com.


Joslin Library Preschool Story Hour: Mon., 10 am, www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com. Mon., Aug. 4, read to therapy dogs.


Moretown Library Preschool Story Time, up to age 5, Fri., 11:15-11:45 am.


Waterbury Library Story Times Baby/toddler, Mon., 10 am. Musical Story Time with Lesley Grant, 18 months to 4 years old, Mon., Aug. 11, 10 am. Preschool Story Time,Fri., 10 am. Free. Waterbury Library. 244-7036, www.waterburypubliclibrary.com.







MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6pm, atBongiorno’s Italian 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, 7 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. www.aavt.org.







Anthony Santor, jazz brunch, Sun. Aug. 3, 10 am-2 pm. Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994, www.bigpicturetheater.info.




Greg Evans, Sun., Aug. 3, 4:30-8 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.




Free concert series, every Wed., 6:30 pm: Dave Keller Band, original blues, Aug. 6; The Passeri and Turidae Trios, classical, Aug. 13. Memorial Bandstand next to Rumney School, Middlesex, bring chair/blanket. Rain venue: Rumney School. Info: John Puleio, 272-7578; Elliot Burg, 272-4920.




Little River State Park, B-Side Playground, Wednesdays, 6:30 pm: Dan Liptak and Greg Evans, gypsy swing jazz, Aug. 6; Cold Country Bluegrass, Aug. 13; Celtic Music Duo, Aug. 20.




Beethoven to Bernstein, piano duos with Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson, Fri., Aug. 8, 7:30 pm, Warren United Church. Tickets: 496-3865.




Music at Moose Meadow concert series: VT Philharmonic Pops, Sun., Aug. 10; Opera & Broadway hits with Kimberly Moller, soprano, and James Myers, piano, Thurs., Aug. 14; Moose Meadow Lodge, Duxbury. Benefits Eleva Chamber Players. www.elevachamberplayers.org, 244-8354.




InoraBrass, Thurs., Aug. 14, 7 pm, Waitsfield United Church, free.




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.











Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thursdays, July 31 and Aug. 21, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878.


Fifties Day, 1950s-era lunch and music, Thurs., Aug. 21, noon, Evergreen Place. Reserve: 496-2543.


Woody Guthrie Sing-along led by Kenneth Russell, Tues., Aug. 27, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place.


Move! Fun, varied group exercise with Kenneth, Tuesdays, 1 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center.


Diner Breakfasts at Evergreen Place, every Mon. and Thurs., 8-10 am, donations support Meals On Wheels.


Family-Style Lunch, open to all, discount for age 60+, Tues. & Thurs., noon. Music with pianist Joan Foster, Thursdays in May. Reserve: Lorraine, 496-2543. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield.


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


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




The Arts


VT Festival of the Arts, August through Labor Day in the Mad River Valley. www.vermontartfest.com. Festival Gallery, 496-6682.


A Night at The Uncommon Gallery, kickoff event for VT Festival of the Arts, artwork on display, live music by Phineas Gage Project and Pappy Biondo, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Thurs., July 31, 6 pm, The Common Man. Tickets: 583-2800.


Violet, a musical based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, set in 1964. Wed.-Sun., July 30-Aug. 10, 8 pm, The Skinner Barn. 496-4422, www.theskinnerbarn.com.


Phantom Theater: Jeanne Darst reads from her new book, Thurs., July 31, 8 pm. Sympathy for the Devil: The Cancer Initiation of the Handless Maiden, Keryn Nightingale’s one-woman show, Fri. and Sat., Aug. 1 and 2, 8 pm. Scrag Mountain Music presents Pig Dreams, Thurs., Aug. 7, 8 pm. Edgcomb barn, Warren. 496-5997, www.phantomtheater.info.


Photo Show in the Round Barn, July 28-Sept. 1: weekdays, 10 am-5 pm; weekends, 10 am-2:30 pm. Waitsfield. Free admission. Opening reception, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 pm.


Big Red Barn Art Show, July 31-Aug. 31, Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm. Meet the artists reception, Sun., Aug. 3, 5-7 pm. Lareau Farm, Waitsfield.


KidsACT Musical Theater free family show: Pirates, the Musical, presented by grade 4-6 campers, Fri., Aug. 1, 6:30 pm. Valley Players Theater.


Holiness and the Feminine Spirit, art of Janet McKenzie, Aug. 1-31, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Thurs.-Mon., noon-5 pm. Artist talk, Aug. 2, 3:30-4:30 pm; meet the artist reception, 4:30-6 pm. Free.


Poetry Society of VT Summer Festival at Knoll Farm, Sat., Aug. 2, 10 am-3:30 pm. Writing workshop, 10 am-12:30 pm (register/fee for nonmembers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Bring lunch. Poetry reading, 1:30-3:30, free.


On the Way Art Show and Sale, art by four VT artists, music, Sun., Aug. 3, noon-4 pm, Moretown Town Hall.


Wisdomkeepers, Paqo Andino, documentary filmed in Peru reveals the life ways of the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition, presented by the filmmaker, Andean Paqo Jeffrey Wium. Mon., Aug. 4, 6:30 pm, Big Picture Theater, 496-8994, www.bigpicturetheater.info. www.paqoandino.com.

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


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.






Re-creating Yourself After Divorce, the intuitive instinct of horses uncovers what is next for you; non-riding hands-on workshop, no horse experience necessary. Aug. 2, Waitsfield. Info: 496-2730, www.EQnimity.com/events.


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





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. www.saintdunstans.com.

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. www.WaitsfieldChurch.org, 496-3065.

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

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