Weekly Calendar of Events

Updated: 01/17/19 

 

Community Events

MountainTop Film Festival, documentary and dramatic films addressing social and environmental issues, Jan. 18-24, https://mountaintopfilmfestival.com, Big Picture Theater, 496-8994. Opening reception, music by Anthony Santor and friends, Fri., Jan. 18, 6-8 pm. “City of Joy,” presented by Harwood Peace Alliance, documentary about community for female survivors of violence in the DRC, Q&A, Mon., Jan. 21, 7 pm.

Local Artisans Market, Sat. and Sun., Jan. 19 and 20, noon-6 pm, Rumble’s Kitchen, Sugarbush.

Torchlight Parade, Fireworks at Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush, Sat., Jan. 19, 7 pm, free.

Winter Market, local vendors, Sundays, 11 am-2 pm, Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Jan. 25, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Moth StorySLAM, theme is “Winter,” 10 storytellers chosen at random tell five-minute stories, cash bar, Fri., Jan. 25, 6:30 pm, Gate House Lodge, Sugarbush. Tickets: themoth.org (under events: Burlington).

Waterbury Winterfest, Jan. 25-Feb. 3, indoor and outdoor activities, many are free. Opening ceremony, ice skating, bonfire, free admission, Fri., Jan. 25, 5 pm, Anderson Field, Butler St. (off Route 100 near exit 10), waterburywinterfest.com.

“The Hungry Heart,” film and discussion about opioid addiction in the community, Sun., Jan. 29, 6 pm, Big Picture Theater. Free.

Fundraisers

Breakfast to benefit Harwood Scholarship Fund, Sat., Jan. 19, 8-11 am. Waffles, French toast, omelets, gluten-free blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage; or just coffee/tea/mocha espresso. Mad River Masonic Lodge, across from Joslin Library, Waitsfield. By donation.

You Bet Your Ice, guess when the ice will melt and the outhouse will fall into the town pond, tickets at Village Grocery and soon at centralvermontpioneers.org. Fundraiser for the Pioneers, an adaptive hockey team.

Harwood Union International Dinner, benefits students’ educational travel, Mon., Feb. 11, 6-8 pm, Harwood Union High School.

Returnable bottles/cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library) in marked shed behind church.

Fun & Games

Blizzard Boogie, live DJ, s’mores, hot cocoa, Sun., Jan. 20, 3-4:30 pm, Gate House Courtyard, free.

Sugarbush Racing Club, new members welcome for fun, friendly ski races followed by party, Thursdays, 10 am, sugarbushracingclub.com.

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

Kids

Kids Pizza & Movie Night, ages 4-12, Fri., Jan. 18, and Sun., Jan. 20, 5-8 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, $34. www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Kids Torchlight Parade, Sat., Jan. 19, 4 pm, free, Welcome Mat, Sugarbush. www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Kids Cooking Class, ages 6-12, “Mean Pizza,” $45, Sat., Jan. 19, 5:30-7:30 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. Reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Winter Frolics with Miss Andrea of Musical Munchkins, free, Sat., Jan. 26, Green Mt. Performing Arts, Waterbury. Singing, movement, stories, puppets, winter theme: ages 1-3, 9:30 am; ages 2-5 (siblings welcome), 10:30 am; babies and caregivers, 11:30 am. www.musicalmunchkins.net.

Girl Scouts free info session for girls and parents, Tues., Jan. 29, 6-7 pm, Waitsfield Elementary School. Meet local Girl Scouts and volunteers, learn about programs, register to become a Girl Scout. Info: www.girlscoutsgwm.org, 1-888-474-9686.

Waitsfield Playgroup, Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, Big Picture Theater, coordinator is Constancia Gomez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free, open to all.

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Scouts BSA, grades 6-12. Info: cubpack798.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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, 244-5605. Family Winter Wellness Series: Sensory Play Studio, infants/toddlers and caregivers explore and get their hands into materials like clay, water, Mondays, 10-11:30 am; baby playgroup, nursery rhymes, songs, Tuesdays, 8-8:45 am; pre/postpartum circle, Thursdays, 11-12:30. More info: www.childrensroomonline.org.

Outdoors

Toboggan rides, hot chocolate, cookies, meet ski patrol, learn about mountain safety for NSAA Safety Month, Sat., Jan. 19, 3:30-4:30 pm, Welcome Mat area, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush.

Guided headlamp snowshoe dinner tours at Lareau Farm every Thursday. Full Moon snowshoe dinner tour, Sat., Jan. 19, 5-9:30 pm. Reserve: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.

Lawson’s Finest Beer Lover’s full moon snowshoe with brewer/naturalist Sean Lawson, followed by buffet dinner paired with cash bar of Lawson’s Finest. $50 includes snowshoe tour, dinner, one beer. Snowshoe rental, $5. Sat., Jan. 19, 7 pm. Register: www.madriverglen.com.

Tour de Moon, moonlit skin/snowshoe up Mt. Ellen to Glen House for dinner/bevs. Ski back down (snowshoers must ski down). Sat., Jan. 19, meet at 4 pm at base lodge. www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar/.

Free Ice Fishing Day in Vermont, Sat., Jan. 26, no fishing license required. Learn ice fishing skills at VT Fish & Wildlife’s free Ice Fishing Festival, Knight Point State Park. Fishing equipment provided. Info/register: vtfishandwildlife.com/node/462.

Naturalist Snowshoe Program, Mad River Glen, easy to moderate guided snowshoe treks exploring Stark Mountain’s ecology and wildlife. Sat. and Sun., 10:30 am. Register at Ski School, 496-3551, ext. 17; www.madriverglen.com.

Skatium, outdoor ice-skating rink, Waitsfield. Call for hours and ice conditions: 496-8845.

Library

Origami class with Miya Cline, all ages (under 8 with adult), Sat., Jan. 19, 10 am, Warren Library, free.

Free-Play Fridays – canceled Jan. 18. Ages 8+ may drop by the Warren Library after school for snacks, activities, 2:45-4 pm when school is in session. See events calendar at for each week's activity at warrenlibrary.com. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free.

Magic: The Gathering Club – canceled Jan. 20. Fantasy adventure card game, all skill levels. Bring your cards or use the library’s, first and third Sundays of each month, 2-4:30 pm, Warren Public Library. Free. Ages 9+. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Read and Play Fridays begin Jan. 25, 10:30-11:30 am, kids ages 0-5 and caregivers, Town Hall, hosted by Moretown librarian Cory Stephenson. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Discover Your Tree Traits, nature walk, Sun., Jan. 27, 1:30 pm, Moretown Library.

Knit & Play, bring a project and the kids, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, Warren Library.

Central VT Adult Basic Education with Dave Busker, free help with technology, literacy, test prep, resumes, etc. Fridays, 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.

Warren Public Library Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 am, up to age 6. Amanda Gates, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.warrenlibrary.com. 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.

Meetings

Waterbury Historical Society meeting, presentation on the Perry Hill caboose, Wed., Jan. 23, 6 pm, Waterbury Municipal Building Steele Community Room. All welcome.

MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month (Jan. 23), 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

MRV-FLO committee (local option tax proposal) meetings, public can give feedback, Thurs., Jan. 31, 7-9 pm, Fayston Town Hall. Info: mrvpd.org/flo.

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.

Music

Open Mic with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.

Dave Keller Band, Thurs., Jan. 17, 3-6 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush.

Phineas Gage Project, free Cabot Cheese fondue, Thurs., Jan. 17, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub Mad River Glen.

Anthony Santor and friends, opening reception of MountainTop Film Fest, Fri., Jan. 18, 6-8 pm, Big Picture Theater lounge.

Lyon’s Disciple, rock/reggae, Fri., Jan. 18, 9:30 pm. Local Strangers, funk and Grateful Dead, Sat., Jan. 19, 9:30 pm. Localfolk Smokehouse.

Apres-ski music, Sugarbush, Sat., Jan. 19, 3-6 pm: Dave Keller Band, Castlerock Pub; The Detonators, Wunderbar; John Lackard Band, Rumble’s Kitchen; Amerikana Blue, Green Mt. Lounge. Free.

Pappy and Friends, bluegrass, Sat., Jan. 19, 9:30 pm. Jazz with Rob and Gabe, Sun., Jan. 20, 9:30 pm. Hostel Tevere, Warren, $5.

Gillian Grogan with Nicomo, folk, Fri., Jan. 18, 8-11 pm. Myra Flynn Trio with Dave Grippo, Sat., Jan. 19, 8:30 pm. Jukebox with Mary Bonhag, Sun., Jan. 20, 4 pm. Wednesday Night Dead, weekly, 7-10 pm. Mad Mountain Scramblers, Sat., Jan. 26, 9 pm.  Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Mad River Chorale spring concert rehearsals start Mon., Feb. 4, 7 pm, Harwood chorus room. New singers welcome. Info: madriverchorale.net.

Seniors

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center: Jan. 17, singalong. Jan. 22, Travelogue: Australia with Craig and Kerry Keown. Jan. 24, Joke Day. Jan. 29, rolling pictures. Jan. 31, VT Foodbank 3SquaresVT outreach, supplemental food program; for info contact Faye Longo, 802-224-6211, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free.

Travelogue: Australia, with Craig and Kerry Keown, Tues., Jan. 22, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, free, no reservation required. For lunch (noon), reserve: 496-2543.

Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation of $5; or $4 for ages 60+. 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, Thurs., Jan. 24, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

The Arts

Sip and Paint with Helen Issackedes, Fri., Jan 18, 6:30-8:30 pm, Festival Gallery, Waitsfield, $40 includes supplies but BYOB, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-6682.

Fayston photographer Lindsay Browning exhibit at Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield, throughout January.

The Art of the Portrait, paintings by August Burns, runs through March 2, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-6682. Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm.

Valley Players Auditions: “Harvey” and “On Golden Pond” (both nonmusicals), Sun., Feb. 3, 4 pm; and Mon., Feb. 4, 6 pm. “Oliver!” (musical), Sun., Feb. 10; Tues., Feb. 12. Info: valleyplayers.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-583-1674.

Workshops

Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield: Sweet & sour citrus, Jan. 17, 6-8 pm. Gastropub, Jan. 19, 6-8 pm. Brunch, Jan. 20, noon-2 pm. Tapas, Jan. 23, noon-2 pm. Mediterranean, Jan. 24, 6-8 pm. $60. http://kitchenatthestore.com.

Fiber Riot! Bring knitting, crocheting, spinning, rug-hooking project for informal gathering every Thurs., 5-7:30 pm, free. Beginning Knitting, Sat., Jan. 19, 9 am-noon, $50. Rigid Heddle Weaving, Sun., Jan. 20, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746.

Local Child Care discussion to help find the right child care situation, Thurs., Jan. 24, 6:30-8 pm, Thatcher Brook Primary School library, hosted by The Children’s Room.

Restorative Reiki Yoga, Thurs., Jan. 24, 6-7:30 pm, $22, Mountain Rose, 802-496-6346, www.mountainrosevt.com.

Community Day at Mountain Rose, free yoga classes, workshops, tarot, reiki, massage, Sat., Jan. 26, 8 am-4 pm. Waitsfield, 802-496-6346, www.mountainrosevt.com.

Return to Wholeness workshop, therapeutic breath and movement, discussion, reflection, mindful eating. Mondays, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and 11, 7-8:30 pm, Valley Glow Yoga, register at www.valleyglowyoga.com.