Tales of Thanksgiving at Moretown Open Mic Night: Share your Thanksgiving tales or perform any talent, cheer on people as they entertain, Fri., Nov. 9, 7-9 pm, old Moretown Town Hall, free, BYOB. (Next open mic night, Dec. 14.)
Hunters Breakfast, Sat., Nov. 10, 4-10 am, all welcome, Waterbury Area Senior Center, 14 Stowe St., $10.
U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony, bring flags for proper retirement, Sun., Nov. 11, 1 pm, Couples Club Field, Waitsfield. Hosted by Mad River American Legion and local Scouts. If unable to attend leave flags at The Tempest Book Shop, Village Grocery, Kenyon’s or call 793-2238 for pickup.
Final HUUSD community engagement workshop, all welcome, Tues., Nov. 13, 5:30-8:30 pm, Harwood Union library. Food provided. RSVP: www.wwsu.org/huusd-board.
Scholastic Book Fair, Moretown Elementary School library, Nov. 12-16: Mon.-Wed., 7:30 am-7 pm; Thurs. and Fri., 7:30 am-4 pm. Open to the public. All proceeds go to the school library.
Farewell gathering for the Rev. Nancy McHugh, Waitsfield United Church of Christ Village Meeting House Fellowship Hall, Sat., Nov. 17, 2-4 pm.
Thanksgiving Farmer's Market, local foods, beer/spirits, teas, crafts, live music, Sun., Nov. 18, 10 am-2 pm, Round Barn, Waitsfield. Free admission.
Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Nov. 30, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.
Ski & Skate Sale, Nov. 10 and 11: Sat., 9 am-5 pm; Sun., 10 am-2 pm. Waitsfield Elementary School. Preregister Nov. 5-9, 7:45 am-3 pm. Consignment drop-off, Fri., Nov. 9, 4-7 pm. www.waitsfieldschool.org/ski-and-skate-sale.php. Waitsfield School PTA fundraiser.
MRV Rotary Restaurant Raffle tickets available at Ski and Skate Sale, Sat., Nov. 10, Waitsfield Elementary School. Starting Nov. 16, Fri. and Sat. afternoons at Mehuron’s; Sat. and Sun. at The Warren Store; or from Rotary members. Drawing: Jan. 2019.
Santa Workshop Sale, Nov. 9 and 10: Fri., 9 am-5 pm; Sat., 9 am-3 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church, Route 100 next to Cold Hollow Cider. Shop for Christmas decorations, gifts collectibles, homemade items, Rachael Ray dishes. Heavenly Bake, Cookies in a Can. Info: 244-8089.
Craft and Vendor Sale, local crafters, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, Tupperware, pies, food items. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 am-3 pm, Wesley United Methodist Church, 56 S. Main St., Waterbury. Fundraiser for Eastern Star.
Holiday Craft Fair, Sat.,, Nov. 10, 9 am-3 pm, St. Leo Hall (behind St. Andrew Church), 109 S. Main St., Waterbury. Craft vendors, crafters’ raffle; baked goods; coffee, donuts; lunch at 11:30, soups, chili, fresh bread. Info: 244-7734.
MRVTV Community Party and Benefit, music by Phineas Gage and Big Basin & Beyond, GoPro camera raffle (mrvtv.com/raffle), 50-50 raffle. Fri., Nov. 16, 8 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse. Free, but $10 donation encouraged.
Jamie Lee Thurston Hurricane Relief Concert for former Duxbury residents Chris and Lisa Wimble, whose home was destroyed by flooding. Fri., Nov. 16, 8:30 pm (doors open 7:30), Rusty Nail, Stowe. Advanced tickets at jlthurricaineflorencerelief.eventbrite.com ($20) or at door ($25).
Thanksgiving Food Drive for local families in need: Drop off food donation at The Valley Reporter, Mad River Green; drop off or mail checks (made out to MRV Interfaith Council) to The Valley Reporter, P.O. Box 119, Waitsfield, VT 05673.
Returnable bottles/cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library) in marked shed behind church.
The Big Kicker, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush kick off the ski/ride season, Sat., Nov. 17, 5-10 pm, American Flatbread. Wood-fired pizza, libations, hot chocolate, family activities (5-7 pm); presentation on mountain news, films, live auction (7 pm); DJ Crusty Cutz, open rail jam (8-10 pm); dancing, bonfire.
Fun & Games
Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.
Neighborhood Toy Store Day, crafting, toy/game demos, putty mixing, free gifts and goodie bags, Sat., Nov. 10, 10 am-3 pm, at The Collection, Mad River Green Shops. Info: 496-6055, www.facebook.com/vtcollection/.
Warren Playgroup, ages 0-5, sing and dance, children may bring their favorite stuffed animal. Fridays, Nov. 9, 16 and 30, at 10 am, Warren Library. Free, open to all. Info: Constancia Gomez, 802-917-1776.
The Children’s Room, 8 am-4 pm, weekdays following school calendar, free play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, www.childrensroomonline.org. 244-5605.
“Finn's Clock” author Dean Whitlock presentation, historical fantasy set in 1853 Boston, Irish immigrants are unwanted and under threat but determined to make their place. Sat., Nov. 10, 11 am, Joslin Library.
Joslin Memorial Library board meeting, Wed., Nov. 14, 6 pm, at the library.
"Denial," documentary about Christine Hallquist’s work, contributions, gender identity. Thurs., Nov. 15, 6:30 pm, old Moretown Town Hall. Presented by MRV libraries.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover Storytime and Book Swap: Storytime, Fri., Nov. 16, 6 pm. Wear PJs, bring a stuffed toy and children’s book for book swap; read stories, sing songs, then tuck in your stuffie; pick them up Sat. and see what they were up to. Book swap, Sat., Nov. 17, 10 am-1 pm. Moretown Library.
Central VT Adult Basic Education with Dave Busker, free help with technology, literacy, test prep, resumes, etc. Tuesdays, 1-3 pm. Drop in or by appointment: Joslin Library, 496-4205; Dave Busker, 244-8765.
Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. http://joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.
Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. https://moretownlibrary.com, 496-9728. Free.
Waterbury Public Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, up to age 3, stories, songs, playtime, Mondays, 10 am. Preschoolers, ages 3-6, stories, songs, crafts, Thursdays, 10 am. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.
Warren Library extends Tuesday hours (10 am-2 pm) until at least the end of Nov.
Local Option Tax proposal, presentation to Warren, Waitsfield and Fayston select boards, Tues., Nov. 13, 7 pm, Waitsfield town office; and at the tri-town leadership meeting, Thurs., Nov. 29, 6 pm, Waitsfield Elementary School.
Valley Democrats meets Nov. 12 (second Mon. of each month), 5:15 pm, Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield. All welcome.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Sun. and Tues., 7 pm, Waitsfield United Church (across from Village Grocery), rear of building; Wed., noon, Gen. Wait House; and Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.
Open Mic with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.
Wednesday Night Dead with Zach Nugent, weekly, 7-9 pm, Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.
Front Country with special guest The Sea The Sea, Fri., Nov. 9, 9-11:30 pm, Zenbarn.
Scrag Mountain Music concert, Aizuri Quartet: “Deeply Known,” Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 pm, Warren United Church. Admission is come as you are, pay what you can.
Eleva Chamber Players, string chamber orchestra, presents “Big. Bold. Beautiful.” Sat., Nov. 10, 7 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church; and Sun., Nov. 11, 3 pm, reception at 2:30 pm, food/wine, Valley Players Theater. Tickets: www.elevachamberplayers.org or at door. Admission, $20. Seniors, students/members of VT Philharmonic or Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, $10. Green Mt. Youth Symphony students, free. www.elevachamberplayers.com.
Jamie Lee Thurston Hurricane Relief Concert for former Duxbury residents Chris and Lisa Wimble (home was destroyed). Fri., Nov. 16, 8:30 pm, Rusty Nail, Stowe. Advanced tickets at jlthurricaineflorencerelief.eventbrite.com ($20) or at door ($25).
Phineas Gage and Big Basin & Beyond, MRVTV Community Party and Benefit, Fri., Nov. 16, 8 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse. Free, but $10 donation encouraged.
After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center: Nov. 8, To Tell the Truth; Nov. 13, Raffle; Nov. 15, “Heads Up” Thanksgiving words; Nov. 20, Thanksgiving feast; Nov. 22, Closed for Thanksgiving; Nov. 27, Billie Schloss presents Travelogue on Cambodia; Nov. 29, Rolling Pictures. Free.
Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation, discount for age 60-plus. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543.
Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.
Game Day, Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, all welcome. Lessons and playing: Mahjongg, Train Dominos, Cribbage and other games. Info: Debbie, 498-5385.
Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.
Move! Tuesdays, 2 pm. Fun, varied group exercise with SASH coordinator Kenneth Russell, Evergreen Place.
Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, all welcome.
Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals for seniors, call 496-2543.
Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thursdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 13, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.
Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets Nov. 13 (second Tuesday of each month), 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.
Drop-In Painting Group, bring your drawing/painting materials and easel, food/bevs, Wed., Nov. 21, 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm. Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield. Info: Dotty Kyle, 496-4789. Members, $5; nonmembers, $10.
“The Arsonists,” 1953 political satire by Max Frisch, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec.7-9, and Dec. 14-16. Valley Players Theater, Route 100, Waitsfield. www.valleyplayers.com.
“The Wind Needs No Invitation,” paintings by Deanna Chilian, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-6682. Exhibit runs through Dec. 22: Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm.
Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield: French Bistro, Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-8 pm; Bubbly Casseroles, Sat., Nov. 10, 6-8 pm; 5 Knives, 5 dishes, Thurs., Nov. 15, 6-8 pm; It’s Better with bacon, Fri., Nov. 16, 6-8 pm. $60. http://kitchenatthestore.com.