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Waitsfield, VT 05673

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UPDATED: 03/05/15

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


Community Events


Winter Farmers’ Market, every Sunday, 11 am-3 pm, Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield (Route 100 and Bridge St.).


Sugaring Time Festival: maple syrup scavenger hunt, maple-inspired food, doughnut-eating contest, live music. Sat., March 14, Sugarbush.


Sup & Share, pasta dinner, attendees vote for two nonprofits to receive money gathered at the door, nonprofit groups apply by writing up to 300 words about how funds will be used. Info: See story in this issue or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sat., March 21, 6 pm, Warren Elementary School.


Brides of the Century, exhibit of original 1845-1945 bridal gowns runs through May 31, Gen. Wait House. Free. Info: Judy Dodds, 496-2027.




Fun & Games


Triple Crown Challenge, two events remaining: Vertical Challenge, Fri., March 6, 9 am. Mogul Challenge, Sat., March 14, 11 am. Mad River Glen.


North American Telemark Festival, clinics, demos, race, Bump Buffet (Sun., 1 pm), Lawson’s Finest Tele-Dance Party (Sat., 4-6 pm). March 7 and 8, Mad River Glen. Festival lift ticket: www.telemarknato.com/festival.html.


Castlerock Extreme, expert skiers and riders charge the cliffs and dips on difficult terrain, part of the Ski the East Freeride Tour. Sat., March 7, 11 am, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush. Info: www.skitheeast.net/freeridetour/stop3/.


Bingo, Sat., March 7, Moretown Town Hall (downstairs). Doors open, 11:30 am; games, noon. Refreshments. Moretown Historical Society. Info: Denise, 496-2090.


Signs of Spring Snowshoe, March 7, 8, 14 and 15, 10:30 am, Mad River Glen. www.madriverglen.com.


Harlem Rockets, entertaining basketball team, Thurs., March 12, 7 pm, Harwood Union High School. Tickets: Mehuron’s Sat., March 7, noon-4 pm; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; call Mike, 793-1846; or at the door.


Tour de Moon, moonlit snowshoe or skin up Mt. Ellen to Glen House for dinner, ski/ride back down. All abilities. Sat., March 14, 4:30 pm. Advanced reservations required: see Events at www.sugarbush.com. Gear rental: 802-862-2714.


Kids’ Pizza and Movie Night, ages 4-12, Sat., March 14, 5:30-8:30 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. Reserve: 583-6349.


Dabble Days, art project stations, families with kids to age 10, free, Sat., March 14, 10-11:30 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. Hosted by The Children’s Room.


Little Otters Nature Playgroup, Fridays, 9:30-11 am, starting March 20, Knoll Farm, Fayston. Outdoor playgroup, up to age 5, wear warm clothing, bring snacks. (Canceled if below 10 degrees.) Info: littleottersnp.tumblr.com; Lindsey, 496-3235. Free; donations welcome.


Mad River Glen Family Tournament, race against a family member, Sat., March 21, 10 am, Mad River Glen.


Mad River Glen Backcountry Challenge, not a race, just finish the course if you can. Telemark, snowshoe or randonee. Raffle and party. Sat., March 21, 10 am. www.madriverglen.com.


Mad River Valley Mountaineering Race, skin up Mad River Glen, traverse on Long Trail to Mt. Ellen, descend into Slide Brook, climb to Lincoln Peak, Valley House Lodge. Sun., March 22, 9 am. Info: www.sugarbush.com, www.madriverglen.com.


Chez Henri 50th anniversary celebration, Thurs., March 26, 4-7 pm. Register for race, Fri., March 27, Chez Henri Bistrot. Chez Henri-Grand Marnier Cup Race, Sat., March 28, followed by awards, raffle, celebration at Chez Henri.


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 Health Center parking lot. Info: Kate, Mad River Family Practice, 496-3838.


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






Silent Auction, all proceeds benefit Family Reading Program, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Stowe St., Waterbury. Tues.-Fri., March 3-6.


Stark Mt. Foundation Food & Wine Fest, fundraiser for summer crew work, Sat., March 14, 7-9 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub. Reserve early: www.madriverglen.com.


Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Department raffle to raise money for pickup truck; win either a cord of firewood or $100. Tickets: purchase from firefighters or contact Samantha, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 978-809-0523. Drawing: March 15.


Red Cross Blood Drive, Tues., March 24, noon-5:30 pm, Waitsfield Telecom garage. Reserve: www.redcrossblood.org.





READ, book discussion group, grades 3-6, Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm: March 12, Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace; April 16, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. Joslin Memorial Library, 496-4205.


VT Humanities Council book discussion series, “Orchestrated Stories,” fictional interpretations of composers: Joplin’s Ghost by Tananarive Due, March 19, 9 am, Warren Library; Vivaldi’s Virgins by Barbara Quick, April 9, 9 am, Joslin Library. Free.


Needle Felting workshop, ages 8 and up (ages 6-8 with adult), Sat., March 21, 10-11:30 am, Warren Public Library. Bring own materials or pay materials fee. Register: 496-3913.


After-School Games and Legos, Mondays, 3-4:15 pm, Warren Public 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, 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. 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: Mondays, 10 am. 496-4205, www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com. Themes: Babies and Families, March 9; Green theme, March 16; Spring, March 23; Ocean Dreams, March 30.


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays, 11:15 am-noon. No story time Feb. 27.


Waterbury Public Library: Closed. Re-opens March 9 at temporary location, 30 Foundry Street. Story Times resume March 16: Baby/toddler, ages 0-3, Mon., March 16, 10 am; Preschool Story Time,ages 3-6, Fri., March 20, 10 am. Free. 244-7036, www.waterburypubliclibrary.com.





Moretown Republican Committee meetings, fourth Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Pizza, Route 17, Fayston. 496-3296.


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.


Big Dojo, Castlerock Pub; The Woedoggies, Wunderbar; The Kind Buds, Green Mt. Lounge. All on Sat., March 7, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush, free.


The Grift, Sat., March 7, 9 pm-midnight, Castlerock Pub, free.


Dinner with Dwight & Nicole, “sultry soulful music,” “an interesting mashup of folk, blues, pop, jazz, gospel and reggae,” four-course dinner, Sat., March 7, 6:30 pm, Phantom, Waitsfield. Reserve: www.phantomvt.com. Info: 496-6068.


Mad Mountain Scramblers, bluegrass, Sun., March 8, 3:30-6 pm, free, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.


Open Mic, Thurs., March 12, 7 pm. Big Picture Theater, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.


The Kind Buds, The Eames Brothers Band, Big Basin Band, Fri., March 13, Big Picture Theater, 496-8994, www.bigpicturetheater.info. Fundraiser for local radio station WMRW.


Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Americana roots, Thurs., March 26, 8:30 pm, Phantom, Waitsfield. Reserve: www.phantomvt.com, 496-6068.


Mad River Chorale rehearsals, Mondays (except school holidays), 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room. Singers welcome. www.madriverchorale.net, 496-2048.


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.





Tax Preparation Assistance for seniors, Thurs., March 5, Evergreen Place. Contact Dara for appointment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-2543.


St. Patrick’s Day party, luncheon, green auction (bring something green to auction off), Tues., March 17, noon, Evergreen Place.


Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thursday, March 19, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.


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


Tai Chi with Kenneth, Tuesdays, 1 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield.


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. Reserve: Austin, 496-2543. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield.


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





The Arts


The Valley Reporter cartoonist Keith Davidson exhibit, Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design, Bridge St., Waitsfield.


First Friday, art exhibit, meet local artist Heidi Morgan, music by Karen Smith, March 6, 5-6:30 pm. Exhibit runs until March 31, Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield.


KidsACT spring musical theater classes, grades 1-6, March 30-May 19, Valley Players Theater. Info: http://kidsactvt.com/kidsact-classes.


HOOKED in The Valley, Mad River Rug Hookers exhibit runs through March 28, 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.






Kids’ Cooking Class: A Taste of VT Maple, Breakfast for Dinner. Ages 5-12, includes dinner, Sat., March 7, 5:30-7:30 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush.


Creative Grieving Workshop with Ginny Fry, M.A., bereavement coordinator, Wed., March 11, 6-7:30 pm, Hannah’s House, Waitsfield. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9715.


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. 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