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UPDATED: 07/2/15

- 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. Waterbury Rotary Concert in the Park series, 6-8:30 pm: The Usual Suspects, blues, July 2; and Mellow Yellow, ’60s-’70s tribute band, July 9. Free.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Susan Ricking, July 4.


Warren Fourth of July parade, July 4, 10 am, free shuttle buses. Followed by Grippo Funk Band on Warren Store porch. Mad Mountain Scramblers, food vendors, beer tent, festivities at Brooks Field. www.madrivervalley.com/4th.


Sugarbush Fourth of July BBQ, noon-3 pm, Gate House Courtyard; music by The Detonators, 6:30-9 pm, Castlerock Pub; fireworks, 9:45 pm. www.sugarbush.com.


Waterbury Arts Fest, July 10 and 11, Stowe St. and Bidwell Lane. Fri., 5:30-10 pm: Block Party with Prohibition Pig beer garden, live music. Sat., 10 am-4 pm: live music, vendors, entertainment. Free admission. Schedule/lineup of bands: waterburyartsfest.com.


Community Yard Sale: free to set up table; vendors donate to Food Shelf. The Elusive Moose parking lot. July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22, Sept. 5 and 19. 9 am-3 pm. Reserve: 496-6444.


Innovative Homes Tour, Sat., July 18, 9 am-4 pm, tour of local houses hosted by Yestermorrow. Register: yestermorrow.org, 496-5545.




Fun & Games



Spindependence Day, Sun., July 5, guided mountain bike rides, all abilities, 1:30 pm; BBQ, beer, games, 4:30 pm. The Common Man restaurant. By suggested donation, proceeds go to Mad River Riders.


Mad Marathon, Mad Half and Relay, Sun., July 12, 7 am. Kids’ Fun Run, Sat., July 11, 6:30 pm, Mad River Green, followed by free ice cream, music by Phineas Gage. Events throughout the weekend: www.madmarathon.com.


River tubing for families hosted by Cub Scouts, all welcome, Mon., July 13. Info: Rick Rayfield, 496-2022, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Little River State Park summer programs; call 244-7103 to confirm. Owl Prowl and Night Ghost Hike, 7 pm, July 8, 11, 15. Birds By Ears and Eyes, 11 am, July 2, 9, 16; 7 pm, July 3, 10, 17; and 9 am, July 5, 12. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle, 6:30 pm, July 2, 9, 16. Moonrise Aquaventure, July 18. Water Striders, walk in Stevenson Brook, 1:30 pm, July 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18. Plant Identification, 4 pm, July 2, 9, 16; and 10 am, July 4, 11, 18. Mushrooms Demystified, 11 am, July 4, 11, 18. Guided walk along dam, 11:30 am, July 5, 12. Sunday guided hikes, interpretive tours, historic settlement sites, July 5, 12. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 244-7103.


Mad River Riders time trial, Roxbury Gap, 4.2 miles, steep climb, Tues., July 28, 6:30 pm. All ages and abilities welcome, helmet required, free. madriverriders.com.


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










Moretown Summer Reading Program: Create Your Own Hero, make a book with artist Michelle Saffran, Sat., July 11, 10 am, Moretown Library. Nature’s Heroes: Beavers, Sat., July 18, 10 am, Moretown Library. Superhero Training Camp, Sat., July 25, 10 am, Moretown Elementary School. Pizza party, Thurs., July 30, 5-7 pm, Moretown Library. Free.


Joslin Library Summer Reading Program: Book discussion, I Am Malala, ages 10+ to adults, Thurs., July 9, 6:30 pm. Captain Underpants, tie-dye your boxers, ages 6-10, Mon., July 27, 3:30-5 pm. Joslin Library. Free.


Warren Summer Reading Program Nature’s Heroes: Bees, Wed., July 8, 3:30 pm. Superhero Training Camp, Wed., July 15, 3:30 pm. Real-Life Heroes, ages 8+, Wed., July 22, 3:30 pm. Movie, Big Hero 6, Thurs., July 23, 7 pm. Matthew Witten on guitar, ukulele, accordion, ages 3-10 and families, Sat., July 25, 10 am. Heroes/Heroines of Greek Mythology, Wed., July 29, 10 am. Warren Library. Free.


Waterbury Library Summer Reading Program: Heroes in Nature, ages 3-10, puppet show with Professor Fizzywig, science activity, Fri., July 17, 10 am, Waterbury Library. Cool Chemists, experiments, ages 4+, Fri., July 24, 10 am, Waterbury Library. Superheroes that Provide Food: Bees, ages 4+, Tues., July 28, 11 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School cafeteria. Register: Waterbury Library, 244-7036. Free.


Nature Walk with Mark Ferguson, grades one and up, Tues., July 7, 1-2 pm. Rain date, July 9. Register: Waterbury Library, 244-7036. Free.


Crafty Afternoons, ages 7-11, Wed., July 8, 15, 22, 29, 1-2:30 pm, Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036. Free.


Story Hour at Moretown Town Hall, ages 3-10. Story and Songs with Ray Holland, Thurs., July 9, 10 am. Colors, Mix it Up! Thurs., July 23, 10 am. Free.


Every Hero Has a Story featuring Sally Dillon from Waterbury Fire Dept. Sat., July 11, 9 am, all ages, coffee and breakfast treats provided. Waterbury Library, free.


Freedom & Unity: The Vermont Movie,Part Two: Under the Surface, labor wars, eugenics, the McCarthy era, progressive Republicanism, Thurs., July 16, 7-9:30 pm, Warren Library, free. Six-part series.


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 Hours: Preschoolers, Mondays, 10 am. Themes: July 6, Animals We Know and Love; July 13, James Marshall’s books; July 20, Extraordinary Warren; July 27, Fairy Tale Heroes. Spanish Story and Music Hour with Constancia Gomez, second Tuesday of each month (next one is July 14), 11 am. Free. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205.


Warren Library Story Time: up to age 6, Wed., 10 am. Themes: July 8, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy; July 15, Superheroes; July 22, Super Friends; July 29, Story Book Heroes. Info: Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.warrenlibrary.com.


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. (No Story Time on July 3.) Musical Story Timewith Lesley Grant, 18 months-4 years, Monday, July 13, 10 am. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 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.


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.







Ragged Company, Americana, blues, rock, Thurs., July 2, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.


Doug Perkins and Abby Jenne, Thurs., July 2, 7-10 pm, Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 229-2090.


Anthony Santor and friends, jazz brunch, Sun., July 5. Open Mic, Thurs., July 9, 7 pm. Big Picture Theater and Cafe, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.


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


Northeast Fiddlers Association 50th anniversary, music, food, dancing, July 10-12, at Waterbury-Stowe Fish and Game Club. Fiddlers and the public welcome. Info: Lee Deyette, 802-728-5188.


Big Basin Band, concert to benefit Skatium, Fri., July 10, 7 pm, Mad River Green, Waitsfield.


Phineas Gage Project, Sat., July 11, 7 pm (following kids’ fun run at 6:30). Mad River Green, Waitsfield. Info: www.madmarathon.com.


Seeing Double, duo violin music with Sarah Whitney and Julia Salerno, Sun., July 12, 4 pm, Rochester Federated Church, 767-9234, www.rcmsvt.org.


Music at Moose Meadow: Opera singer Justin Manalad and pianist Annemieke McLane, Wed., July 15, 6 pm, Moose Meadow Lodge, Waterbury. Admission by donation includes reception, concert, dinner buffet. Reserve: www.elevachamberplayers.org, 244-8354.


Tweed River Music Festival, July 31-Aug. 2, Kenyon’s Field, Waitsfield. Camping available. Tickets/info: tweedrivermusicfestival.com.








Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., July 2 and 23, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.


Evergreen Place Senior Center will be closed Mon., July 6.


Dance class with Renee, easy to learn dances to popular music, Thurs., July 9, 12:45 pm, Evergreen Place.


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


Move! Tai Chi with Kenneth and Helena, country music, free, Tuesdays, 1 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield, 496-2543.


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. Closed Mon., July 6.


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


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





The Arts


Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, June 27-July 5, Thurs.-Sun., 1-9 pm, Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield.


First Friday, opening reception for July artist of the month Candy Barr, music by Sergio and Sile, Fri., July 3, 5-6:30 pm, Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield. Free.


New Works, dances from modern to hip-hop, July 10 and 11, 8 pm. Laurel Jenkins dances, July 12, 8 pm. Good Dirt, an international folk musical, July 18, 8 pm. Grandpa’s Sleeve, magic tricks workshop with Rob Mermin, July 19, 3-4:15 pm. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren. www.phantomtheater.org, 496-5997.


Electra Art Show, “photo collage” of local scenes by Mary Electra, runs till July 7, Madsonian Museum, Bridge St., Waitsfield, Fri.-Sun., noon-4 pm.


Auditions for Valley Players production of You Can't Take It With You, Sun., July 12, 1-3 pm; Mon., July 13, 6:30-8:30 pm. Contact Ruth Ann Pattee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Gathering, exhibit of works by members of the Valley Arts Foundation, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield, 496-6682.


Kyle Wolgamott, art exhibit “highlighting beauty in the unwanted and imperfect,” runs through Aug. 1. Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury.


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






Women’s Mountain Bike Ride guided by Ali Zimmer, free, Wed., July 8, 5-7 pm, meet at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, madriverriders.com.


Women’s Discovery Mountain Bike Clinics at Sugarbush, downhill riding with pro rider Ali Zimmer, free, July 15, 1-4 pm, www.sugarbush.com.


Community Yoga Class, hatha yoga, all levels, free, Sundays, 10-11:15 am, second floor of 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