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UPDATED: 09/18/14

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


Community Events


Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays through Oct. 9, 3-7 pm, Rusty Parker Park.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Live music by The Gulch Band, Sept. 20.


Free Community Dinner, all welcome, Fri., Sept. 26, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church. Transportation available, 496-4646.


Single Chair Foliage Rides, Sept. 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 10 am-2:30 pm, Mad River Glen.


Green & Gold Weekend, Oct. 4 & 5, Mad River Glen. Single Chair foliage rides, 10 am-2:30 pm. Stark Mt. Hill Climb, running race, Sat., 10 am. Chicken BBQ, Sun., 11:30 am. Starline Rhythm Boys, Sun., 3-6 pm.


Sugarbush Community Weekend, Oct. 11 & 12. Sat.: ski industry and local business vendors, 9 am-3 pm, Courtyard; Win Smith’s presentation, 10-11:30 am, Gate House Lodge; BBQ, live music by Plain Jayne, 11 am-3 pm, Courtyard; Dog-friendly hike, noon, Farmhouse; free bike clinic with John Egan, 1-3 pm, Farmhouse; pumpkin carving, 1-3 pm, Schoolhouse. Sun.: Family Oktoberfest, food, beer, German oompah band, 11 am-3 pm, Courtyard.


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




Fun & Games


Touch the Truck, kids can touch, sit in and blow horns of vehicles, Sat., Sept. 20, 11 am-2 pm, Kenyon’s Field, Waitsfield.


StoryWalk, pages of children’s book, Leaves by David Ezra Stein, along trail in Chase Brook Town Forest (across from Fayston Elem.), Sept. 11-25.


Stark Mountain Hill Climb, running race from base to summit of Gen. Stark Mountain, Sat., Oct. 4, 10 am.


Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb, bike race up App Gap on Route 17, starts at Stark Mountain Bike Works, Sun., Oct. 5, 10 am.


Mad Dash, foot race on Mad River Path, 5k and 10k run, 5k walk, free kids’ fun run. Sun., Oct. 12, 10 am, Meadow Rd. Register/info:


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, meeting places. The Magic of Bird Migration, Fridays, 6:30 pm, Saturdays, 4 pm, Nature Center. Morning Aquaventure Paddle, Waterbury Reservoir, Saturdays, meet at 9:30 am, A-side Camper’s Beach, registration required, limited park boats. Mushrooms Demystified, Saturdays, 1:30 pm, Nature Center. Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls, meet fur-bearing animals, make plaster track casts, Saturdays, 5 pm, Nature Center. Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike, Saturdays, 6:30 pm, history hike lot. War of the Weeds, destroy invasives, Sundays, 10 am, Nature Center. Tour of Waterbury Dam, Sundays, 11:30 am, meet at dam, Little River Rd. Sunday Afternoon Foliage Hikes, 2 pm, meet at Contact Station. Art in the Park, Nature Games, Become a Jr. Park Ranger, Fridays, 4-6 pm, Saturdays, 5-6 pm, Sundays, 9-10 am.


Scouting: Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. Contact AnnMarie Harmon, 496-5562; Rick Rayfield, 496-2022.


MRV Fall Baseball, ages 12-14, sign up with Logan Cooke, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 498-8948.


Walking group, all welcome, Tuesdays, noon-1 pm, 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.






Couples Club Chicken Barbecue, Sat., Sept. 20, 5 pm, Couples Club Field, Waitsfield. Proceeds are for field upkeep for Little League, youth soccer, community events. Tickets at event or 496-3737.


Charity Golf Tournament for VT Troops and Families, Sun., Sept. 21, scramble format, 10 am, Sugarbush Golf Club. Followed by dinner at The Common Man, silent auction.


Lots-O-Balls Mini Golf restaurant tournament to benefit NECI Franco Scholarship Fund, Mon., Sept. 22, noon-7 pm.


Chicken Pie Supper, Thurs., Oct. 2, seatings at noon, 5 and 6:30 p.m. Reserve: 244-8955. Waterbury Center Community Church, next to the Cold Hollow Cider.


Rally for the Cure,tennis event, supports breast cancer education. Sat., Oct. 4, Sugarbush Health and Racquet Club. 9 a.m., registration and vendor fair; 10 a.m., Round Robin; 12:40 to 1:45 p.m., lunch; 2 to 5 p.m., open court time.






Code for Girls, grades 4-6, make interactive stories and animation using code through programs such as Scratch, Hopscotch and Arduino, Wed., Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, 3-4 pm. Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.


Armchair Travelogue: Italy with Laura Viens, Italian luncheon, Thurs., Sept. 25, noon, Evergreen Place. Reserve: 496-2543.


Making and Sharing Digital Photos for Teens, digital camera, smartphone or tablet, ages 12-17, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 11, 10:30 am-noon, Moretown Library. Sign up: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 496-9728.


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. Sept. 24, Trees; Oct. 1, no story time; Oct. 8, Apples and Pumpkins; Oct. 15, Leaves; Oct. 22, Trucks; Oct. 29, Boo! Info: Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Joslin Library Preschool Story Hour: Mon., 10 am. Sept. 22, Fun in the Fall; Sept. 29, Cowgirls and Cowboys.


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


Waterbury Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, Mon., 10 am. Kids Creating Music with Bob Brookens, 18 months-4 years old, sing, dance, play instruments, Mon., Sept. 22, 10 am.

Preschool Story Time,Fri., 10 am. Free. Waterbury Library. 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.


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.







Music at Moose Meadow, Stefan Koch on cello, Robert Conway on piano, music by late VT composer Richard Stohr, reception, dinner buffet, by donation, Thurs., Sept. 18, 6 pm, Moose Meadow Lodge, Duxbury. Benefit for Eleva Chamber Players., 244-8354.




G15: The Grift celebrates 15 years with most past members of the band, Sat., Sept. 20, 5 pm (gates, 3 pm), Mad River Glen. Tickets: or at Mad River Glen. Info: Peter Day, (802) 349-6603, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




Pappy Hour, vocals/guitar, Wed., Sept. 24, 7:30 pm. Big Picture Theater, 496-8994,




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.




Mad River Chorale welcomes new singers, non-auditioned, rehearsal on Mon., Sept. 8, 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room., 496-2048.






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


Diner Breakfasts at Evergreen Place, open to all, 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. 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


Art in the Round Barn, juried exhibit, Sept. 22-Oct. 13, Sun.-Fri., 10 am-5 pm; Sat., 10 am-2 pm. Opening reception, Sun., Sept. 21, 7 pm. 496-7722.


En Plein Air, painting outdoors, select paintings from the Jericho Plein Air Festival and the Great Vermont Plein Air Paint-Out, 8 am-6 pm daily through Nov. 30, Gallery at Bridges Resort, Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, 583-2922.


Stellan Wollmar, Fayston artist, exhibit at Three Mountain Cafe during Sept.


Oils and Watercolors of Susan Bull Riley,exhibit runs through Dec. 31, 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.







Chair Yoga Class, beginners and up, the first class (a free intro class) is Mon., Sept. 22, 9:30-10:30 am, indyYoga.


Whole Hog Butchering Culinary Demonstration with Gerry Nooney breaking down half a pig, Sat., Oct. 4, 4 pm, Sunrise Café, Lincoln Peak, free.


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







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.

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., 496-3065.

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

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