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UPDATED: 07/23/15

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


Community Events


Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-7 pm.Rotary Concert in the Park series, Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm: Dave Keller,funky, soulful blues, July 23. Prydein, Celtic rock, July 30. Rusty Parker Park.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Woodshed Wailers, July 25.


East Warren Community Market Summer Chillout, chili cook-off, free admission for chili competitors. Music by The Holter kids and Little Pickers Fiona and Emmett Stowell. Fri., July 24, 5-9 pm, in garden behind market. 496-6758.


Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series: The Nicaragua Pueblo Project Building Skills, Homes and Community Resilience, Liz Johndrow, July 29, 7 pm. Confronting Asymmetries of Power in Public Interest Design, Jose Galarza, Aug. 5, 7 pm. Free, open to all,


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


Festival of the Arts Picnic, bring a picnic, flatbread available, music by The Grift, fireworks. Sun., Aug. 2, 5 pm, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Free/donation.


Taste of the Valley, Iron Chef Competition, Sun., Aug. 9, 5-8 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush. Tickets: Waitsfield Farmers’ Market,, Festival Gallery: 496-6682.




Fun & Games


Harwood Fun Runs, Mondays through Aug. 17, 6:30 pm, Harwood cross-country course. All ages and abilities. Fee supports Harwood cross-country team.


Mad River Riders time trial, Roxbury Gap, 4.2 miles, steep climb, Tues., July 28, 6:30 pm. All ages and abilities welcome, helmet required, free.


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








High Fives Foundation golf tournament, Fri., Aug. 14, Sugarbush Resort Gold Club.Teams of four, register:






Story Hour at Moretown Town Hall, ages 3-10. Colors, Mix it Up! Thurs., July 23, 10 am. Free.


Civil War presentation with author Joe Schenckman, Vermonters and Warren men in the Civil War, Thurs., July 23, 7 pm, Warren Library, free.


Armchair Travelogue visits Cape Horn with Peter Laskowski, Tues., July 28, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center.


Touch the Truck, Sat., Aug. 1, 11 am, Moretown Elementary School.


Moretown Summer Reading Program: 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: Captain Underpants, tie-dye your boxers, ages 6-10, Mon., July 27, 3:30-5 pm. Joslin Library. Free.


Warren Summer Reading Program 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.


Waterbury Library Summer Reading Program: Cool Chemists, experiments, ages 4+, Fri., July 24, 10 am, Waterbury Library. Superheroes that Provide Food: Bees, ages 4+, Tues., July 28, 11 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School cafeteria. Register: Waterbury Library, 244-7036. Free.


Wednesday Afternoon Chess Club, all ages and abilities, free, 3-4 pm, Joslin Library, 496-4205.


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: July 27, Fairy Tale Heroes. Spanish Story and Music Hour with Constancia Gomez, second Tuesday of each month (next one is Aug. 11), 11 am. Free., 496-4205.


Warren Library Story Time: up to age 6, Wed., 10 am. Themes: 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 to age 3, Mondays, 10 am; Preschool Story Time,ages 3-6, Fridays, 10 am., 244-7036.






Waterbury Historical Society meeting, potluck at 6 pm (bring a dish) followed by program: "The Changing Music Scene of the 1940s." Free, all welcome. Wed., July 29, Hope Davey Park, Waterbury Center. Info: Jack Carter, 244-7409.


Mad River Valley Rotary Club breakfast meeting with a speaker, every Wednesday, 7:15 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: 496-8966.


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.






Cooie Sings (6-8 pm) and Abbie Moran, folk, (8-11 pm), Thurs., July 23. Jazzyaoke with Z Jazz, Fri., July 24, 7:30 pm. Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 229-2090.


APEX, Dan Liptak’s10-piece horn-driven band, Fri., July 24, 6-9 pm, in the alley between Cork Wine Bar and Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury. Free.


Main Street Syndicate, Sat., July 25, 9:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse; and at Rochester Summer Concerts in the Park, Sun., July 26, 6:30-8:30 pm.


Peter Day, Wed., July 29, 7:30 pm. Big Picture Theater and Cafe,, 496-8994.


Round Up on the River, every Wed., 4:30 pm-dark, behind Bridge Street Marketplace, Waitsfield. Live music,food, drinks, free admission.


Tweed River Music Festival, July 31-Aug. 2, Kenyon’s field, Waitsfield. Camping allowed only with three-day festival ticket.


Caleb and Bruce Freeberg, Celtic, gospel, blues, folk, Sun., Aug. 2, 10 am, during worship service; and noon-1:30 pm, picnic on the lawn, desserts and beverages available, Warren United Church (rain site: Warren Town Hall). Free.


Vermont Music Festival, all ages, kids’ activities, Sat., Aug. 8, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Schedule/lineup:


Music at Moose Meadow: VT Philharmonic Pops, Sun., Aug. 9, 4 pm (picnicking, 3 pm), tickets at gate. Tribute to Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, Thurs., Aug. 13, admission includes reception, dinner buffet., 244-8354. Moose Meadow Lodge, Waterbury.


Scrag Mountain Music, chamber music, Evan Premo and Mary Bonhag, Sat., Aug. 15, 8 pm. Phantom Theater, Warren., 496-5997.


Opera in the Mountains,bass singer Erik Kroncke and pianist Mary Beth Austin, Sun., Aug. 16, 4:30 pm, Warren United Church. Tickets: Valley Arts Foundation, Waitsfield Farmers’ Market,








CVHHH Foot Care Clinic at Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, Thurs., July 23, 8 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.


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


KidsACT Musical Theater presents River Child, folk tales about rivers, Fri., July 31, 5:30-6 pm, Valley Players Theater, free.


With Women, Isadora Snapp and dancers, the struggles and joys of becoming a mother, July 31 and Aug. 1, 8 pm. True Hazards of Childhood, an archeologist and her mute assistant investigate a mysterious artifact from her mother’s basement, Aug. 7 and 8, 8 pm. A Moth in the Barn, audience members tell short stories, Aug. 11, 8 pm. Phantom Theater, Edgcomb Barn, Warren., 496-5997.


Pete ’n’ Keely, musical, cash bar, Wed.-Sun., July 29-Aug. 9, 8 pm, The Skinner Barn, 496-4422,


Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition runs through July 25, Thurs.-Sun., 1-9 pm, Big Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield.


The Eye of Senator Leahy photo exhibit, runs till end of July, Big Picture Theater. Free.


July artist of the month: Candy Barr. Exhibit at Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield.


Big Red Barn Art Show, Thurs.-Sun.,July 30-Sept. 6, noon-9 pm. Opening reception, Sun., Aug. 2, 5-7 pm, Lareau Farm. Free.


Paintings by two VT artists, Waitsfield United Church. Reception, Aug. 1, 3:30-4:30 pm. Exhibit: Aug. 1-27, Sept. 5-6, Thurs.-Sun., noon-5 pm. Free.


Everyday Magic: Oils, Acrylics and Mixed Media by Julia Purinton, The Bundy Modern Gallery, Sat. and Sun., Aug. 1-30, noon-5 pm. 583-5832.


Art Therapy Association of VT member art show, Aug. 1-Sept. 17. Community mandala installation, Sun., Aug. 9, 10 am-3 pm. Big Picture Theater. Free.


On the Way Art Show and Sale, Aug. 1 and 2, 10 am-5 pm, Moretown Town Hall.


Photo Show at the Round Barn, Aug. 3-Labor Day, daily 10:30 am-5 pm, some weekend closings at 2:30 for special events. Free. Opening reception Tues., Aug. 4, 5:30-7:30 pm.


Great VT Plein Air Paint-Out, artists work outdoors in Waitsfield Village, Fri. and Sat., Aug. 14 and 15. Sidewalk Show and Sale, Sat. afternoon.


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


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






Economic Vitality Series workshops: Retail, Thurs., July 23, 6:30-9 pm, Three Mountain Cafe. Agriculture and Food Production, Thurs., July 30, 6:30-9 pm, Round Barn. Info: or Joshua Schwartz, 496-7173.


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



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