Updated 10/17/19

Community Events

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green.

Meals for Kids: Volunteers needed to pack meals for Rise Against Hunger, Sat., Oct. 19, noon-2 pm, Harwood Union High School. Sign up: www.mrvrotary.org or Pete Colgan, 781-771-5568.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ first birthday party, Sat., Oct. 19, 11 am-8 pm, Carroll Road, Waitsfield. Brewery open house, noon-4 pm. Live music in beer garden: Native Tongue, 2-4 pm; Sugar Shack, 5-7 pm. VW Bus photo booth, 3-6 pm, free. Food truck, 1-6 pm.

Austin Parcel Community Stewardship Day, volunteers needed to help with invasives management, learn about best practices for tackling invasive plant species. All welcome. Sat., Oct. 19, 9 am-3 pm.

Sukkot on the Farm, Jewish harvest festival, arts and crafts, art walks, mindfulness teachers, rabbis, comedians, musicians, camping. Sat., and Sun., Oct. 19 and 20, Living Tree Alliance, Moretown. Tickets/info: https://livingtreealliance.com/sukkot-on-the-farm.

Cars & Coffee, cider, snacks, bring your favorite car, Sun., Oct. 20, 9-11:30 am, Vee’s Flowers, Waitsfield, free. Info: 496-5251, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Let’s Grow Kids film “No Small Matter,” panel discussion about early education, Tues., Oct. 22, 5:30 pm, Big Picture Theater. Free. RSVP: https://letsgrowkids.org/events/.

Waterbury cemeteries presentation hosted by Waterbury Historical Society, Wed., Oct. 23, 7 pm, Steele Community Room, Waterbury Municipal building, 28 North Main St. Info: 244-8089.

Rusty Dewees’ Tiny Town Hall Tour, all ages, comedy, music, stories, Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 pm, Moretown Town Hall (tickets: www.eventbrite.com). $22.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Oct. 25, 5:30-8 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Tiny House Fest VT, Oct. 25-27: Fri., 7 pm, film, discussion, exhibit of paintings of tiny houses by Fiona Morehouse, Big Picture Theater. Sat., 9 am-2 pm, tour local tiny houses, transportation, lunch included, limited tickets, $69. Sun., 10 am-5 pm, fest at Sugarbush, talks, tiny house village, exhibits, food trucks, makerspace, $15. Tickets/info: tinyhousefestvermont.com.

Outdoors

Catamount Trail work day, Lincoln Gap to West Hill Rd., Sun., Oct. 20, meet at 9 am on West Hill Rd., 1/4 mile south of West Hill House B&B. Dress accordingly (work gloves, proper footwear, etc.). RSVP by Sat., 8 pm: Audrey Huffman, 802-595-2367, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fundraisers

Wheels for Warmth tire drop-off, $4 fee. Oct. 15-23, 8 am-4 pm, Village Grocery. Oct. 24 and 25, DuBois Construction, Middlesex. Tire sale, Oct. 26, 7 am-noon, DuBois Construction, Middlesex.

Chicken Pie Supper, Sat., Oct. 19, two seatings: 5:30 and 6:45 pm. Waitsfield United Church, Route 100. Takeout at kitchen door at rear of building. Adults, $12; seniors (over 64) $10; kids, $7; under 5, free.

Bid & Boogie, music by The Grift, food by The Mad Taco, silent auction, fundraiser for Spring Hill School, Sat., Oct. 26, 7 pm, Mad River Glen. Tickets, $20 ($25 at door): 496-2139, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Returnable bottles/cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to library), shed behind church.

Fun & Games

Trick or Trot 5K and Kids Fun Run, walk/run, costumes encouraged, Sun., Oct. 27, 1 pm, starts and ends at Warren Elementary School. Postrace games, food, prizes. Adults, $20; kids, $10.

Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:15 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Vickie, 802-595-3068. Generally 5-8 tables. Walk-in pairs welcome but advance sign-up preferred. Singles, please inquire in advance.

Kids

Halloween Bash, games, candy, pumpkin carving/decorating, face painting and more, Sat., Oct. 19, 3-6 pm, Church of the Valley, 5197 Main St., Suite A, Waitsfield. Free.

Musical Munchkins Halloween concert, ages 2-7 and their families, face painting, gift bags, door prizes, raffle, songs, stories. Sat., Oct. 26, 3-5:15 pm, Green Mountain Performing Arts, Waterbury. Suggested donation $10-20 per family. RSVP number of kids (for gift bag count): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 845-802-2311, www.musicalmunchkins.net.

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

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

Warren Playgroup, free, open to all, Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am, Warren Town Hall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Children’s Room, drop in any school day, 8 am-4 pm, free play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, www.childrensroomonline.org, 244-5605.

Library

Tabletop role-playing games, Jordan Streeter leads the group using the Tiny D6 system, Sat., Oct. 19, 4-6 pm, Moretown Town Hall. Recommended for ages 10+. Info/sign up: Moretown Library, 496-9728. Free.

Children’s author Chris Gluck, talk, book signing, leaf-pressing workshop, all ages, free, Sat., Oct. 19, 1 pm, Joslin Library.

Leaf Pressing workshop with Chris Gluck, Vermont artist and children’s author, at Joslin Library, author talk, book signing, leaf collage workshop for all ages, Sat., Oct. 19, 1 pm.

Free Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Wednesdays starting Oct. 23, 2-3 pm, Warren Town Hall. Preregister: www.warrenlibrary.com, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or sign up during class time.

Harvest Halloween Dinner: pumpkin carving/painting, 2-4 pm. Then prepare and enjoy a seasonal meal with local ingredients. Hosted by Moretown Library and NOFA-VT, Sun., Oct. 27, 2-6 pm, old Moretown Town Hall. Ingredient sign-up at moretownlibrary.com. Free.

Read & Play, children and caregivers play, sing and read stories with librarian Cory Stephenson, Fridays, 10:30 am, Moretown Town Hall, free, hosted by Moretown Library. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Free Play Fridays, 2:45-4 pm, when school is in session, Warren Public Library, activities, snack. Ages 9+ may drop in; ages 8 and under preregister: 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free.

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

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mon., 10 am, preschoolers. http://joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

Warren Public Library Story Time, Wed., 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, Mon., 10 am. Preschoolers, ages 3-6, Thurs., 10 am. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.

Meetings

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

Mad River Valley Little League annual board of directors meeting, Tues., Oct. 29, 6:30 pm, Mad River Glen. Anyone interested in joining the board should attend. Info: Mike Fiaschetti, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

Music

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

And the Kids and Yestrogen, Fri., Oct. 18, 9:30 pm, Zenbarn.

Native Tongue, 2-4 pm; Sugar Shack, 5-7 pm. Sat., Oct. 19, Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ birthday party.

VT Jazz Ensemble, Sun., Oct. 20, 4:30-6:30 pm, Zenbarn.

Chad Hollister, Mon., Oct. 21, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield.

Wednesday Night Dead with Dark Star Project, Oct. 23, 7-10 pm, Zenbarn.

The Grift’s annual Halloween bash, Fri., Nov. 1, 9 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.

Seniors

Medicare Facts and Fraud, learn how to keep yourself from becoming a victim of Medicare fraud, Thurs., Oct. 17, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place, all welcome, free.

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, free. Oct.17, Medicare Facts and Fraud; Oct. 22, Travelogue with Jesse Putnam, Peace Corps in Antigua; Oct. 24, Two Truths and One Lie game; Oct. 29, Joke Day; Oct. 31, Halloween celebration dress-up day.

Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. and Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation: $5 (or $4 for ages 60+). Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543. Walk-ins OK.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.

Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Game Day, Thursdays, 2-4 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield, all welcome. Lessons and playing Mahjongg, Train Dominos, Cribbage and other games. Info: Debbie, 498-5385.

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., Oct. 3 and 24, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $20.

The Arts

Bold and Beautiful, VT Watercolor Society’s annual awards show, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield. Meet the artists reception, awards, Sun., Oct. 20, 3-5 pm. Exhibit runs till Dec. 21, Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm.

“Oliver!” the musical at Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, Oct. 4-20: Fri. and Sat., 7:30 pm, $20; Sun., 2 pm, $16. Tickets: 802-583-1674, www.valleyplayers.com.

Paintings by TJ Boyle of Huntington, exhibit at Three Mountain Cafe throughout October.

TenFest FantasyFest, festival of 10 10-minute plays by 10 Vermont playwrights. Oct. 31-Nov. 3, Thurs., Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Valley Players Theater, reserve at 583-1674. Nov. 8-10, Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Grange Hall Cultural Center, reserve at 244-4168. Or cash/check at the door.

Workshops/Presentations

Cooking Classes at The Store, $60, Waitsfield, kitchenatthestore.com. Roots & Gourds, Thurs., Oct. 17, 6-8 pm. Seafood, Sat., Oct. 19, 6-8 pm. Gluten-free, Thurs., Oct. 24, 6-8 pm. Autumnal Sauces, Sat., Oct. 26, 6-8 pm.

Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing, Wed., Oct. 23, 7-8 pm. Gardening for Stormwater Management, Wed., Oct. 30, 7-8 pm. Yestermorrow Design/Build School Speaker Series, yestermorrow.org/events. Free.