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Calendar of Events

UPDATED: 06/25/15

- 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. Music by Radio Flyer, rock/blues, June 25, 6-8:30 pm; and by The Usual Suspects, blues, July 2.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Sergio, June 27.


Waterbury Not Quite Independence Day Festival, June 27 and 28: Sat., noon-dusk; Sun., 11 am-5 pm, Farr’s Field. Parade on Main St., Sat., 11 am; fireworks at dusk. BBQ contest, vendors, family activities, music by Tammy Fletcher, Seth Yacavone Blues Trio, Grundlefunk, Jenni Johnson & The Junketeers and Still Kickin'.


Community Yard Sale: free to set up table; vendors donate to Food Shelf. The Elusive Moose parking lot. June 27, July 11 and 25, Aug. 8 and 22, Sept. 5 and 19. 9 am-3 pm. Reserve: 496-6444.

Warren Fourth of July parade, July 4, 10 am, free shuttle buses. Followed by Grippo Funk Band on Warren Store porch. Mad Mountain Scramblers, food vendors, beer tent, festivities at Brooks Field.


Sugarbush July 4thBBQ, noon-3 pm, Gate House Courtyard; music by The Detonators, 6:30-9 pm, Castlerock Pub; fireworks, 9:45 pm.


Waterbury Arts Fest, July 10 and 11, Stowe St. and Bidwell Lane. Fri., 5:30-10 pm, Block Party with Prohibition Pig beer garden, live music by Sadie Bolger, Hot Box Honey, Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band. Sat., 10 am-4 pm, vendors, entertainment, food, live music. Free admission.


Innovative Homes Tour, Sat., July 18, 9 am-4 pm, tour of local houses hosted by Yestermorrow. Register:, 496-5545.




Fun & Games








Lalu Farm camp day, Fri., June 26, 9 am-3 pm. Walking, meditation, dancing, Spanish, goat milking, cheese making, etc. Bring lunch, swimsuit, towel. Constancia Gomez: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-917-1776.


Free Standup Paddleboard Demo, Sun., June 28, 11 am-3 pm, Blueberry Lake, Warren. Info: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.


Mad River Riders time trial, to Granville Gulf, 12 miles, Tues., June 30, 6:30 pm. All ages and abilities welcome, helmet required. Free. Info:


Spindependence Day, Sun., July 5, guided mountain bike rides, all abilities, 1:30 pm; BBQ, beer, games, 4:30 pm. The Common Man restaurant. By suggested donation, proceeds go to Mad River Riders.


Mad Marathon, Mad Half and Relay, Sun., July 12, 7 am. Kids’ Fun Run, Sat., July 11, 6:30 pm, Mad River Green, followed by free ice cream, music by Phineas Gage. Events throughout the weekend:


River tubing for families hosted by Cub Scouts, all welcome, Mon., July 13. Info: Rick Rayfield, 496-2022, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Little River State Park summer programs; call 244-7103 to confirm. Owl Prowl and Night Ghost Hike, 7 pm, July 8, 11, 15. Birds By Ears and Eyes, 11 am, July 2, 9, 16; 7 pm, June 26, July 3, 10, 17; and 9 am, June 28, July 5, 12. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle, 6:30 pm, July 2, 9, 16. Moonrise Aquaventure, June 27, July 18. Water Striders, walk in Stevenson Brook, 1:30 pm, June 27, July 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18. Plant Identification, 4 pm, July 2, 9, 16; and 10 am, June 27, July 4, 11, 18. Mushrooms Demystified, 11 am, June 27, July 4, 11, 18. Guided walk along dam, 11:30 am, June 28, July 5, 12. Sunday guided hikes, interpretive tours, historic settlement sites, June 27, July 5, 12. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 244-7103.


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





Moretown Summer Reading Program: Grow Your Own Crystals, Sat., June 27, 10 am, Moretown Town Hall. Create Your Own Hero, make a book with artist Michelle Saffran, Sat., July 11, 10 am, Moretown Library. Nature’s Heroes: Beavers, Sat., July 18, 10 am, Moretown Library. Superhero Training Camp, Sat., July 25, 10 am, Moretown Elementary School. Pizza party, Thurs., July 30, 5-7 pm, Moretown Library. Free.


Joslin Library Summer Reading Program: Wild Things nature program with Professor Fizzywig, ages 3-10 and families, Wed., July 1, 11 am. Book discussion: I Am Malala, ages 10+ and adults, Thurs., July 9, 6:30 pm. Captain Underpants, tie-dye your own boxers, ages 6-10, Mon., July 27, 3:30-5 pm. Joslin Library. Free.


Warren Summer Reading Program kickoff party, all ages, Wed., July 1, 6-7 pm, Warren Library. Nature’s Heroes: Bees, Wed., July 8, 3:30 pm. Superhero Training Camp, Wed., July 15, 3:30 pm. Real-Life Heroes, ages 8+, Wed., July 22, 3:30 pm. Movie, Big Hero 6, Thurs., July 23, 7 pm. Matthew Witten on guitar, ukulele, accordion, ages 3-10 and families, Sat., July 25, 10 am. Heroes/Heroines of Greek Mythology, Wed., July 29, 10 am. Warren Library. Free.


Nature Walk with Mark Ferguson, grades one and up, Tues., July 7, 1-2 pm. Rain date, July 9. Register: Waterbury Library, 244-7036. Free.


Crafty Afternoons, ages 7-11, Wed., July 8, 15, 22, 29, 1-2:30 pm, Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036. Free.


Story Hour at Moretown Town Hall, ages 3-10. Story and Songs with Ray Holland, Thurs., July 9, 10 am. Colors, Mix it Up! Thurs., July 23, 10 am. Free.


Freedom & Unity: The Vermont MoviePart Two: Under the Surface, labor wars, eugenics, the McCarthy era, progressive Republicanism, Thurs., July 16, 7-9:30 pm, Warren Library, free. Six-part series.


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. Use a library computer or bring your own.


Joslin Library Story Hours: Preschoolers, Mondays, 10 am. Themes: June 29, Ninjas; July 6, Animals We Know and Love; July 13, James Marshall’s books; July 20, Extraordinary Warren; July 27, Fairy Tale Heroes. Spanish Story and Music Hour with Constancia Gomez, second Tuesday of each month (next one is July 14), 11 am. Free., 496-4205.


Warren Library Story Time: up to age 6, Wed., 10 am. Themes: July 8, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy; July 15, Superheroes; July 22, Super Friends; July 29, Story Book Heroes. Info: Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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


Waterbury Public Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, up to age 3, Mondays, 10 am; Preschool Story Time,ages 3-6, Fridays starting June 26 with Kids Creating Music with Bob Brookens, 18 months-4 years, 10 am. (No Story Time on July 3.) Musical Story Timewith Lesley Grant, 18 months-4 years, Monday, July 13, 10 am., 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.







Destiny Africa Children’s Choir from Uganda, under tent at Church of the Crucified One, Moretown, Thurs., June 25, 7-8:30 pm.


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


Jazzyaoke with Z Jazz, Fri., June 26, 7:30 pm. Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 229-2090.


Mad Mountain Scramblers (bluegrass), food, drinks, free admission, Wed., July 1, 4:30 pm-dark, at Round Up on the River (every Wed. through Sept.), behind Bridge Street Marketplace, Waitsfield.


Main Street Syndicate, psychedelic/funk,Wed., July 1, 7:30 pm, Big Picture Theater and Cafe,, 496-8994.

Doug Perkins and Abby Jenne, Thurs., July 2, 7-10 pm, Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 229-2090.


Anthony Santor and friends, jazz brunch, Sun., July 5, Big Picture Cafe, 496-8994.


Northeast Fiddlers Association 50th anniversary, music, food, dancing, July 10-12, at Waterbury-Stowe Fish and Game Club. Fiddlers and the public welcome. Info: Lee Deyette, 802-728-5188.


Big Basin Band, concert to benefit Skatium, Fri., July 10, 7 pm, Mad River Green, Waitsfield.


Phineas Gage Project, Sat., July 11, 7 pm. Mad River Green, Waitsfield. Info:








Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., July 2 and 23, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.


Evergreen Place Senior Center will be closed Mon., July 6.


Dance class with Renee, easy to learn dances to popular music, Thurs., July 9, 12:45 pm, 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. Closed Mon., July 6.


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


Artisans’ Gallery 20th anniversary open house, refreshments, Fri., June 26, 6-8 pm.


Electra Art Show, “photo collage” of local scenes by Mary Electra, runs till July 7, Madsonian Museum, Bridge St., Waitsfield, Fri.-Sun., noon-4 pm.


First Friday, opening reception for July artist of the month Candy Barr, music by Sergio and Sile, Fri., July 3, 5-6:30 pm, Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield. Free.


Auditions for Valley Players production of You Can't Take It With You, Sun., July 12, 1-3 pm; Mon., July 13, 6:30-8:30 pm. Contact Ruth Ann Pattee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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


Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, June 27-July 5, Thurs.-Sun., 1-9 pm, Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Opening reception, Sun., June 28, 3-5 pm. Talk-About, guided tour of exhibition, 1:30 pm, register: 496-6682.


Kyle Wolgamott, art exhibit “highlighting beauty in the unwanted and imperfect,” runs through Aug. 1. Reception, Fri., June 26, 6-8 pm. Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury.


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








Women’s Mountain Bike Ride guided by pro rider Ali Zimmer, free, Wed., July 8, 5-7 pm, meet at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, Women’s Discovery Mountain Bike Clinics at Sugarbush, downhill riding with Ali Zimmer, free, July 1 and 15, 1-4 pm,


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




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.

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., 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