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Community Events

 UPDATED: 04/10/14

Sugar on Snow Party hosted by Odd Fellows, Sat., April 12, noon-4 pm, Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield.

Waitsfield Historical Society potluck supper, Wed., April 16, 6 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Names beginning with A-E, bring a salad; F-R, main dish; and S-Z, desserts. “Sugaring Then and Now” program after dinner. Free, open to all.

Half Lives, The True Story of an Atomic Waste Dumping Ship, a Government Cover-up, and the Veteran Families Shaped By It All, author Deborah Derrick presentation hosted by Green Mt. Global Forum, free, Thurs., April 17, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater.

Mad Birders: April 17, Woodcock Walk, meet at cemetery, Freeman Hill Rd., Moretown, 7:30 pm. April 19, Bobolink Project presentation, 4-6 pm, Warren Town Hall. May 1, Mad River Greenway Walk, west side, meet at Meadow Rd. parking, 7 am. www.madbirders.org.

Winter Farmers’ Market, Sat., April 19, 10 am-1 pm, Big Picture Theater, 496-8994.

Beer Lovers Market, Lawson’s Finest Liquids bottle sales, draft beer, local food, Sat., April 19, 2-6 pm, free admission, Valley Players Theater.

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

Green Up Day, Sat., May 3. www.greenupvermont.org.




Fun & Games


Easter Egg Hunt, free, open to children of all ages, Sat., April 12, 10 am, Waitsfield Telecom, Route 100.

Easter Egg Hunt, Sun., April 13, 10 am-noon, Elusive Moose Pub & Eatery, Waitsfield. Rain date: April 19.

EGGcellent Egg Hunt, free,Sat., April 19, 10 am, Green Mountain Club, Route 100, Waterbury Center. Info: 253-9591, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Easter Egg Hunt, Sun., April 20, 10 am, Sugarbush, both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen.

Warren Playgroup: Fridays, April 11, 10-11:15 am, Warren Town Hall, park in municipal lot; and Fri., April 18, 10-11:15 am, gymnastics at Warren School. Free, open to all.

Open Hearth Moretown Community Playgroup: Free play, Mondays through June 9, 9:30-11 am, Moretown Elementary School gym, free, open to all. Story Times at Playgroup, April 14 and May 12. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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

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

Duplicate Bridge, Mon., 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Sally, 496-7010.







The Children’s Room annual Tag Sale, May 16 & 17, Waterbury Congregational Church. Donations being accepted May 13-15, 8 am-2 pm, children’s clothing, toys, etc., leave under stairs at Thatcher Brook Primary School. Info: 244-5605, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .







After-school program, grades 2-6, board games, Legos, Mondays, Warren Library. No registration required.

Writers Workshop with Ken McMurtry, adults, Mondays, bimonthly, Moretown Library. Details coming soon. Info/sign-up, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 496-2922.

Financial Literacy Class: Paying for College & Cars, Thurs., April 10, 5:30 pm, Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.

Red Cross Babysitting Class, ages 11-15, Sat., April 12, 9 am-3 pm, Warren Library, free. RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids” with Jessica Lahey, educator, writer, VPR contributor. Thurs., April 17, 6 pm, Joslin Library. Free child care.

The Science of Sound with Kurt Valenta, how sound is created, hands-on activities, ages 3-6, Fri., April 18, 10 am, Waterbury Library.

Toy Hacking, grades 4 to 6, take apart a toy to see how it works. Toys and tools provided. Wed., April 23, 10:30 am, Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.

World Book Night to promote reading for light and non-readers, Waterbury Library will give away 20 copies of Where’d you go, Bernadette by Marie Semple (to light or non-readers only). Wed., April 23, 6 pm, first come, first served.

Play with Scratch, grades 4-6, learn how to program interactive stories and animations using online program called Scratch, Wednesdays: April 30, 3 pm; May 7, 1 pm; May 14 & 21, 3 pm. Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.

Mother’s Day Makers, kids make something for their mothers, Sat., May 10, Warren Library. Pre-register: 496-3913. Materials fee.

Maker series, May 14, 21, 28, 3:15-4:15 pm, Warren Library. Pre-register: 496-3913. Materials fee.

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. .

Technology assistance, one-on-one help with computers, Saturdays, 1-3 pm, Joslin Library. Info: 496-4205.

Warren Library Story Hour for parents, babies, toddlers, Wednesdays, 10 am: April 16, Dirt. April 23, school vacation, no story hour. April 30, Puddles. May 7, Flowers. May 14, Colors of the Rainbow. 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,Waitsfield. April 14, Hop Along with Rabbits, stories, craft; April 21, Raindrops and Rainbows, spring weather and water fun; April 28, Kites Fly High, weather permitting, group will fly kites. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com.

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

Waterbury Library Story Times. Baby/toddler, Mon., 10 am. Preschool Story Time, Fri., 10 am. 244-7036, www.waterburypubliclibrary.com. April 28, Musical Story Time with Lesley Grant, ages 18 months to 4 years. No Story Times April 21 or 25.







Gov. Shumlin is guest speaker at MRV Rotary Club meeting, Wed., April 16, 7:15 am, Sugarbush Inn. RSVP Jim Reagan to attend, (802) 591-0975.

Rochester School PTO meets second Thurs. of each month, 4:30 pm, Rochester MS/HS library. The public is invited. Info: Liz Steventon, 767-4327.

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 meets the second Thurs. of each month, 7 pm, Moretown Elementary School. 496-3296.

Caregivers Support Group, first and third Fri. of each month, 2-3 pm, Mad River Family Practice. RSVP: Kari Little, 496-3838, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.









Chicky Stoltz, folk/vocals, Wed., April 16, 8 pm. Anthony Santor, Easter Jazz Brunch, Sun., April 20, 11 am-2 pm. Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994, www.bigpicturetheater.info.

Mud Boot Stomp party with Starline Rhythm Boys and Red Hot Juba, Sat., April 26, 8 pm. Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994, www.bigpicturetheater.info.

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 rehearses Mondays, 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room. New singers welcome. www.madriverchorale.org, 496-2048.






Food Swap, Garden Presentation, bring homemade food to swap, Sun., April 13, 3-5 pm, Evergreen Place. Free, by donation.

Spring Pop-up Card making workshop, Tues., April 15, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center. All materials provided; bring scissors. Reserve noon lunch if desired: 496-2543.

Easter Dinner, ham, Thurs., April 17, Evergreen Place. Reserve: 496-2543.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thursday, April 17, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878.

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

Family-Style Lunch, open to all, discount for age 60+, Tues. & Thurs., noon. Breakfast, Mon., 9 am. 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


The Gathering, mixed-media art exhibit of works by members of Valley Arts Foundation, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield. 496-6682.

Thoroughly Modern Millie,Harwood Union musical, Thurs.-Sat., April 10-12, 7:30 pm, and Sat. matinee, 1:30 pm. Info: 882-1160, friendsofharwoodmusic.org.

Comedy Improv with Kamikaze Comedy, two shows at Valley Players Theater, Sat., April 12: family-friendly, 6:30 pm; not-so-family-friendly, 8:30 pm. Cash at the door.

Come on Home, antique and vintage housewares, exhibit by Ashley Roarke, runs through April, Fri.-Sun., noon-4 pm, Madsonian Museum, Bridge St., Waitsfield, 496-6611.

Start with Art, group meets to share/learn artistic skills, Wednesdays (moving to Thursdays starting April 10), 1 pm, at SHaRC, free, 583-6700.

Knit a Bit, knitting and coffee, free, Tuesdays, 1 pm, at SHaRC, 583-6700.







Seminary Art Center workshop with artist Loretta Languet, all skill levels, Altering Pottery on/off wheel, Decorative Slip Play. April 26-27, 10 am-2 pm, Waterbury. Info/reserve: seminaryartcenter.com, 802-253-8790.

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.