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UPDATED: 02/26/15

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


Community Events


Free Community Dinner, all welcome, Friday, Feb. 27, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church. Transportation available, call 496-3065.


Vermont Specialty Food Day, free samples, Sat., Feb. 28, 10:30 am-2:30 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush.


Winter Farmers’ Market, every Sunday, 11 am-3 pm, Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield (Route 100 and Bridge St.).


Town Meeting lunch locations, March 3: Warren Elementary School cafeteria; Waitsfield United Church of Christ; Moretown Town Hall basement; Duxbury, CBMS cafeteria; Fayston Elementary School, potluck, contact Cari Wilson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3836.


Sugaring Time Festival: maple syrup scavenger hunt, maple-inspired food, doughnut-eating contest, live music. Sat., March 14, Sugarbush.


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


Naturalist Snowshoe Tours at Mad River Glen: Wild Side of Stark Mt., seek out tracks and signs of animals, Sat., Feb. 28, 10:30 am; The Northern Forest, explore the hardwood and boreal forest of Stark Mt., Sun., March 1, 10:30 am; Signs of Spring Snowshoe, March 7, 8, 14 and 15, 10:30 am.  www.madriverglen.com.


Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, friendly races on two courses rated easy and difficult for skiers and riders of all abilities. Sun., March 1. Register: 8-11 am. Race: 11 am-1 pm. Prizes: 2:30-4 pm. Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush.


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


Full Moon Snowshoe Dinner Tour, Sun., March 1. Reserve: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708. More snowshoe tours and rocket sledding tours: www.clearwatersports.com.


Triple Crown Challenge, two events remaining: Vertical Challenge, Fri., March 6, 9 am. Mogul Challenge, Sat., March 14, 11 am. Mad River Glen.


North American Telemark Festival, clinics, demos, race, Bump Buffet (Sun., 1 pm), Lawson’s Finest Tele-Dance Party (Sat., 4-6 pm). March 7 and 8, Mad River Glen. Festival lift ticket: www.telemarknato.com/festival.html.


Castlerock Extreme, expert skiers and riders charge the cliffs and dips on difficult terrain, part of the Ski the East Freeride Tour. Sat., March 7, 11 am, Sugarbush Lincoln Peak. Info: www.skitheeast.net/freeridetour/stop3/.


Dabble Days, stations with various art projects, for families with kids to age 10, free, Sat., March 14, 10-11:30 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Stowe St., Waterbury. Hosted by The Children’s Room.


Little Otters Nature Playgroup, Fridays, 9:30-11 am, Knoll Farm, Fayston. Nature-based playgroup, up to age 5, wear warm layers, bring snacks. (Canceled if below 10 degrees.) Info: littleottersnp.tumblr.com; Lindsey, 496-3235. Free; donations welcome.


The Children’s Room, resource center for parents, free play space, kids to age 6 from any town, open 8 am-4 pm on school days. Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. 244-5605, www.childrensroomonline.org.


Ox-Drawn Sleigh Rides, Neill Farm, Waitsfield, Saturdays, 10 am, noon, and 2 pm. Reserve: Kaleigh, (802) 279-7121.


Walking group, all welcome, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 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.





High Fives Fat Ski-A-Thon, do laps on “fat” skis on Summit Quad, raise money for High Fives Foundation, a nonprofit that helps mountain sports athletes with life-altering injuries and raises injury-prevention awareness. Sun., March 1, 8 am-4 pm, Sugarbush Mt. Ellen. Preregister: pledge.highfivesfoundation.org.


Silent Auction, all proceeds benefit Family Reading Program, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Stowe St., Waterbury. Tues.-Fri., March 3-6. Donations welcome; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Stark Mountain Foundation Food & Wine Fest, fundraiser for summer crew work, Sat., March 14, 7-9 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub. Reserve early: www.madriverglen.com.


Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Department raffle to raise money for pickup truck; win either a cord of firewood or $100. Tickets: purchase from firefighters or contact Samantha, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 978-809-0523. Drawing: March 15.





Armchair Travelogue visits India with Marcia Spector, Tues., March 3 (tentative date), 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place, 496-2543.


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


VT Humanities Council book discussion series, “Orchestrated Stories,” fictional interpretations of four composers: 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.


Needle Felting workshop, ages 8 and up (or 6-8 with adult), Sat., March 21, 10-11:30 am, Warren Public Library. Bring own materials or pay materials fee. Register: 496-3913.


After-School Games and Legos, Mondays, 3-4:15 pm, Warren Public 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. 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: Mondays, 10 am. 496-4205, www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com. Themes: Bears, March 2; Babies and Families, March 9; Green theme, March 16; Spring, March 23; Ocean Dreams, March 30.


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays, 11:15 am-noon. No story time Feb. 27.


Waterbury Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, Mondays, 10 am. Preschool Story Time,Fridays, 10 am. Free. Waterbury Library. 244-7036, www.waterburypubliclibrary.com.





Moretown Republican Committee meetings, second Thurs. of each month, 6 pm, Moretown Elem. School. 496-3296.


MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6 pm, 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. www.aavt.org.





The Funkleberries, Thurs., Feb. 26, après-ski music, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, free.


Clint Bierman (of The Grift)and friends, followed by an open jam, every Thurs., Localfolk Smokehouse, Waitsfield.


Two Cents in the Till, three-women bluegrass band, Thurs., Feb. 26, 7-10 pm. Rauli Fernandez and friends, Fri., Feb. 27, 7-10 pm. Jazzyaoke, Sat., Feb. 28, 7:30-10 pm. Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 229-2090.


Starline Rhythm Boys, Sat., Feb. 28, 4 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.


Big Basin Band, Castlerock Pub; Lowell Thompson Band, Wunderbar; The Benoits, Green Mt. Lounge. All on Sat., Feb. 28, 3-6 pm, free. www.sugarbush.com.


The Broadcast, Sat., Feb. 28, 9 pm-midnight, free, Castlerock Pub.


Chicky Stoltz, joined by Chucky Gaidys on guitar, “bar-bluesy and Americanny,” Sat., Feb. 28, 8:30 pm, Hostel Tevere, Warren.


Anthony Santor & friends, jazz brunch, Sun., March 1. Dave Keller, blues and soul, Wed., March 4, 7:30 pm, Valley Night. Open Mic, Thurs., March 12, 7pm. Big Picture Theater, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.


Mad River Chorale rehearsals, Mondays (except school holidays), 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room. Singers welcome. www.madriverchorale.net, 496-2048.


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, Feb. 26 and March 19, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.


Closed: Evergreen Place will be closed on Town Meeting Day, Tues., March 3.


Tax Preparation Assistance for seniors, Thurs., March 5, Evergreen Place. Contact Dara for appointment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-2543.


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


St. Patrick’s Day party, luncheon, green auction (bring something green to auction off), Tues., March 17, noon, Evergreen Place.


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. (Closed March 3, Town Meeting Day.) Reserve: Austin, 496-2543. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield.


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



The Arts


Valley Reporter cartoonist Keith Davidson exhibit, Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design, Bridge St., Waitsfield.


Local artist Heidi Morgan, exhibit at Three Mountain Café throughout March, Waitsfield. First Friday, meet the artist, music by Karen Smith, March 6, 5-6:30 pm.


KidsACT spring musical theater classes, grades 1-6, March 30-May 19, Valley Players Theater. Info: http://kidsactvt.com/kidsact-classes.


HOOKED in The Valley, Mad River Rug Hookers exhibit runs through March 28, 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.





American Heart Association Friends and Family CPR course, free, Wed., March 4, 7-8:30 pm, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, Waitsfield. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-8888.


Kids’ Cooking Class: A Taste of VT Maple, Breakfast for Dinner. Ages 5-12, includes dinner, Sat., March 7, 5:30-7:30 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush.


Creative Grieving Workshop with Ginny Fry, M.A., bereavement coordinator, Wed., March 11, 6-7:30 pm, Hannah’s House, Waitsfield. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9715.


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. 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. 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, 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. www.WaitsfieldChurch.org, 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