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UPDATED: 07/24/14

- 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 Starline Rhythm Boys, honky-tonk and rockabilly, July 24, 6:30-8:30 pm.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Live music by Out Late, July 26.


Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series: Lina Menard, “Let’s Get Small: Tiny House Interior Design Considerations,”Wed., July 30, 7 pm. Free, open to public. Yestermorrow.org.


Free Community Dinner, Fri., July 25, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church, all welcome. Transportation available, 496-4646.


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


Taste of The Valley, 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.


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 before 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 hosted by Mad River Family Practice, all ages and abilities, Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am, Old County Rd. Waitsfield. Meet at MRV Health Center parking lot. Info: Kate, 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, etc., July 24, 4 pm, Nature Center. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle, Waterbury Reservoir, July 24, 7 pm. Water Striders 2, walk the Stevenson Brook, July 24 & 26, 1:30 pm. Rockin’ the Little River, guided tour of dam, July 26, 11 am. Birds by Ears & Eyes, July 24, 11 am; July 25, 7 pm. Owl Prowl, Night Ghost Hike, July 26, 7 pm. Mushrooms Demystified, July 25, 11 am. It Ate the Lake, invasives, July 26, 10:15 am.


O2X Summit Challenge, Sept. 13-14, Sugarbush Resort. Limited on-site camping, scheduled nature hikes, training and performance exhibits, farmers’ market-

inspired gathering of local fare. www.02X.com.






Women’s Food & Healing Program fundraising dinner, Fri., July 25, Hartshorn’s Organic Farm. Tickets: hartshornfarm.com.


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.






Tuesday “Crafternoons” in July, ages 7-11, 1-2:30 pm, St. Leo’s Parish Hall, Waterbury. July 29, Science & Art. Register: Waterbury Library, 244-7036.


Summer Reading Program, Warren Library, science theme, Wed., July 30, 3:30-5 pm: “Something to Reflect Upon,” play with light and color using mirrors, LEDs, etc.


Concerts in the park next to Joslin Library: Isla, acoustic guitar and vocal duo, music from the British Isles and Appalachia, Fri., July 25, noon; “The History of Ragtime,” live piano music, Thurs., Aug. 7, noon. Capitol Youth Brass, Fri., Aug. 8, noon. Free.


Stories about Science with Peter Burns, actual fun and easy scientific experiments, ages 3-plus. Waterbury Library, Fri., July 25, 10 am.


One Step Away, documentary film by the late Ed Pincus, of Roxbury, about a San Francisco commune during the Summer of Love, 1967. Free. Fri., July 25, 7-9 pm, Warren Library.


Pop-Up Books,Sat., July 26, 11 am-noon. Learn to create your own pop-up book. Ages 8 and up. Moretown Library.


Science of Sound, activities, games, Tues., July 29, 3-4:30 pm, Joslin Library.


VT Fish & Wildlife game warden will talk about bears in the community, Tues., July 29, 7 pm, Warren Library.


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.


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.


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, July 30, Night Sky. 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: Rolling Along, things with wheels, Mon., July 28, 10 am, www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com.


Moretown Library Preschool Story Time, up to age 5, Fri., July 25, 11:15-11:45 am, “What’s that Sound?”


Waterbury Library Story Times Baby/toddler, Mon., 10 am. Kids Creating Music with Bob Brookens, kids 18 months to 4 years sing, dance, play instruments, Mon., July 28, 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.







Jimmy T and the Cobras with George and Mike Woodard, rock/country, Fri., July 25, 5:30-9:30 pm, Hope Davey Field, Waterbury Center. Tickets at event or advance. Info: Mike Woodard, 229-8372.




Rochester Chamber Music Society presents flute, viola, piano concert, Sun., July 27, 4 pm, Rochester Federated Church. Info: 767-9234, www.rcmsvt.org.




Brett Hughes and Honky Tonk Crowd, beer garden, Chloe the food truck, benefits table for VT Food Shelf donations. Wed., July 30, 6-9 pm, Mad River Green, Waitsfield. Free summer concert series (Aug. 27, Sept. 17).




Phineas Gage Project, Valley Night clam bake, lawn games, prizes, Wed. July 30, 7 pm. Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994, www.bigpicturetheater.info.




Free concert series, every Wed., 6:30 pm: Mil, folk trio from Montreal, July 30; 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.




Beethoven to Bernstein, two centuries of 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.




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, Thurs., July 31, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878.


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


Diner Days Breakfast prepared by Walter Brink, formerly of Jay’s Restaurant, every Mon. and Thurs., 8-10 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center, 496-2543. By donation, supports 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


Phantom Theater: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thurs.-Sat., July 24-26, 7:30 pm. Jeanne Darst, author of Fiction Ruined My Family, 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, chamber music, Thurs., Aug. 7, 8 pm. Edgcomb barn, Warren. 496-5997, www.phantomtheater.info.


KidsACT Musical Theater campers present free family shows: Hats, campers in grades 1-3, Fri., July 25, 5:30 pm; Pirates, the Musical, campers in grades 4-6, Fri., Aug. 1, 6:30 pm. Valley Players Theater.


Green Mt. Watercolor Exhibition runs through July 26, Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm, Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, free admission.


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.


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.


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.


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


Poetry Society of VT Summer Festival at Knoll Farm, Sat., Aug. 2, 10 am-3:30 pm. Poet Gary Margolis leads 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.

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


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.