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UPDATED: 05/21/15

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


Community Events


Three Democracies Rhetorical Night, all community members are invited to an evening of rhetorical speeches by students in Honors Three Democracies classes. Thurs., May 21, 6-7:30 pm, Harwood library.


Baked Beads annual jewelry and scarf sale, some proceeds benefit a local charity, Fri.-Sun., May 22-24, 10 am-5 pm, tents at Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Green Mountain Swing, May 23.


A River Runs Through It garden club plant sale, Sat, May 23, 9 am-noon, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury.


Mad Birders Walks: Sat., May 23, Big Morning at CrossHaven Farm, Moretown, breakfast, 6:30 a.m.; bird walk, 7:30 a.m., potluck lunch; pre-register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Tues., May 26, 7:30 am, Grunberg Haus, Waterbury. Thurs., May 28, 7 am, Freeman Hill Rd., Moretown, meet at cemetery, Jeannie Elias. madbirders.org; Pat Folsom, 496-3663; Nancy Turner, 496-2523; Jeannie Elias, 496-4730.


What’s Your Watermark? Free film presented by Clear Water Filtration, 4 pm. Q&A, 4:45 pm. “Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever,” presentation by author/activist Maude Barlow, 7 pm. Tues., May 26, Big Picture Theater. Free, hosted by Green Mt. Global Forum. gmgf.org.


Free Community Dinner, all welcome, Fri., May 29, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church. Transportation available, call 496-3065.


Spring into Moretown Festival, community barbecue, bike sale, energy fair, music. Sat., May 30, 9 am-4 pm, Moretown Elementary School field.


Kids Fest in Waitsfield, musical, theater, and dance performers, bike rodeo, instrument making, jewelry making, bouncy house, face painting. Sun., May 31, 10 am-4 pm, Mad River Green, free.


Reverend Praveena Ruud from India to speak about growing up in a Hindu culture, Mon., June 1, 7 pm, Church of the Crucified One fellowship hall, Moretown. All are welcome. 496-4516.


Mountain Gardeners Plant Sale, locally grown perennials, small shrubs. Sat., June 6, 9 am-1 pm, Slow Road, Waitsfield, near Shaws.


Waterbury Kids Fest, activities for kids, music, bike rodeo, helmet giveaway. Sat., June 6, 9 am-1 pm, Rusty Parker Park, free.


Community Volunteers Appreciation Celebration, free flatbread, salad, music, art, bonfire. Please carpool; no coolers or dogs. Sat., June 6, 5-10 pm, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Info: americanflatbread.com, 496-8856.



Fun & Games


Little Otters Nature Playgroup, up to age 5, Fridays, 10-11:30 am, Knoll Farm, Fayston. Outdoor playgroup, bring snacks. Info: littleottersnp.tumblr.com; Lindsey, 496-3235. Free.


Warren Playgroup: Signs of Spring with Cory Stephenson at Knoll Farm joining Little Otters Nature Playgroup, Fri., May 22, 10-11:30 am. Free, all welcome, dress for outdoors. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 508-561-1654.


Trivia Night at The Elusive Moose, prizes, no charge to play. Wed., June 3, 7-9 pm. 496-6444.


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.


Walking group, all welcome, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, Old County Rd., Waitsfield. Meet at MRV Health Center parking lot. Info: Kate, 496-3838.


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





Mini International Boutique, purchase items from around the world to benefit Amurtel. Fri.-Sun., May 22-24, 10 am-5 pm, lawn of Universal Micro Systems, Waitsfield.


The Children's Room fundraiser plant sale, Evergreen Gardens, Waterbury Center, Fri., May 22, 5-7 pm. www.childrensroomonline.org.


Barbecue Fundraiser for Casey Eurich, battling cancer. Live music, Lawson’s Finest, raffle, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Sat., May 23, noon-6 pm, Mad River Glen.


Spring Fling Buffet Dinner, baked ham, barbecued ribs, chicken, strawberry shortcake, Sat., May 23, 5-7 pm, Moss Glen Grange Hall, Post Office Hill, Granville.


MRV Community Fund benefit party, all ages, music by Sugar Shack and Ragged Company, VT beer and wine. Fri., May 29, 6 pm, Valley Players Theater. Info: Jon Jamieson, 496-3638.


6k trail run or walk, Harwood Interact Club fundraiser for Water.org. Sun., May 31, 10 am, on trails behind Harwood Union High School. Register: 8:30-9:45 am. Info: Chloe Emler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Ellen Berrings, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Waitsfield United Church seeks donateditems for its annual lawn sale, drop off at church June 1-4 (please, no clothing, TVs, computers, ski gear). Sale to be held June 6 and 7, Kenyon’s Field.


Walk for Animals, walkers get pledges for donations to Central VT Humane Society,2-mile loop through Montpelier, meet at Montpelier High School, 9:30 am, Sat.,June 6, walk is 10 am-noon. Info: www.centralvermonthumane.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 476-3811.






Kids Creating Music with Bob Brookens, 18 months-4 years old, Sat., May 23, 10 am, Waterbury Public Library, 30 Foundry St., 244-7036.


Armchair Travelogue with Candy Porter, Tues., May 26, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place.


After-School Games and Legos, Mondays, 3-4:15 pm, Warren Library.


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 to set up time. Use a library computer or bring your own.


Joslin Library Preschool Story Hour: Mondays, 10 am. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Closed May 25, Memorial Day.


Spanish Story and Music Hour with Constancia Gomez, second Tuesday of each month, next one is June 9, 11 am, Joslin Memorial Library, free.


Warren Library Story Time: 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.


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays, 11:15 am-noon. 496-9728.


Waterbury Public Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, Mondays, 10 am; Preschool Story Time,ages 3-6, Fridays, 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.







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


Jim Thompson, Superhero Night, wear costume, Thurs., May 21, 7-10 pm. Jazzyaoke, Fri., May 22, 7:30-10:30 pm. Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 229-2090.


Jason Lee, Wed., May 27, 5 pm. Big Picture Theater and Café, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.


Sugar Shack and Ragged Company, all ages, Fri., May 29, 6 pm, Valley Players Theater. Info: Jon Jamieson, 496-3638. Fundraiser for MRV Community Fund.


Scrag Mountain Music concert, Sun., May 31, 4 pm, Warren United Church, scragmountainmusic.org. By donation.


The Barre-Tones invites women singers to guest night, Mon., June 1, 6:45 pm, Alumni Hall next to Barre Auditorium. Info: Susan Klein, 498-8545.


Mad River Chorale fundraiser, silent auction, Thurs., June 4, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater. Tickets/info: madriverchorale.net.








Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., May 21, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.


Memorial Day: Evergreen Place will be closed Mon., May 25.


Volunteer Appreciation Day, barbecue celebrating Meals On Wheels drivers, Thurs., May 28, noon, 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.


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


Rodeo Gals by Jeanne Beckwith (staged reading), music by F. Brett Cox, free, open to all, Sat., May 23, 7 pm, Waterbury Center Grange Hall, 317 Howard Ave. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 244-4168.


Stowe & Mad River Dance Academy presents “Wizard of Oz and An Evening of Dance,” Fri. and Sat., June 5 and 6, at 6 pm, and Sun., June 7, at 1 pm. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Tickets: 253-5151.


Watercolors exhibit by TJ Boyle at Three Mountain Cafe, 496-5470. Exhibit runs throughout May.


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


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.


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


Jitter Critters group makes crocheted, stuffed toys to donate to ambulance service and doctors’ office to relieve jitters. Thursdays, May and June, 2 pm, SHaRC, 583-6700.






Basic First Aid Certification, Wed., June 3, at 7 pm, at the MRV Ambulance Service building, Waitsfield. Registration required:  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 496-8888. There is a fee.


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