MountainTop Film Series, final night is Thurs., Jan. 23: “Fantastic Fungi,” 4 pm; “Undeterred” hosted by Harwood Refugee Outreach Club, free screening, 6 pm; “For Sama,” 8 pm. Big Picture Theater, mountaintopfilmfestival.com.
Waterbury Winterfest opening ceremony, family skate, ice games, music, Fri., Jan. 24, 5 pm, Anderson Outdoor Skating Rink. Indoor and outdoor activities, Jan. 24-Feb. 2, waterburywinterfest.com.
Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Jan. 31, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 4355 Main Street. Info: 496-3065.
MRV Backcountry Coalition annual meeting (6 pm) and party (7-10 pm), “Leave Nice Tracks” film, music by Sugar Shack, cash bar/food, gear raffle, free admission, Fri., Jan. 31, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, Waitsfield.
Free tax preparation for those with household income of $56,000 or less, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 3-5 pm, Feb. 12 to April 9, Waitsfield town office. Sponsored by Capstone Community Action. Info: 802-477-5148.
ECO Forest Festival at Moretown Elementary School to support its ECO (educating children outdoors) nature program. Campfires, sledding (BYO sled), ECO classroom tours, wood-fired food, Sat., Feb. 15, 2-4 pm. Free, donations welcome.
Returnable bottles/cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to library), shed behind church.
Fun & Games
Boogie Bingo with DJ Matt Hagen, winner gets $20 gift card, Thurs., Jan. 23, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids.
Family Game Night, Wednesdays, 4 pm, board games, puzzles, free juice boxes for kids, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield.
Escape Room, use clues to find way out, ages 7 to adult. $45/group of 3-6. Reserve: 802-583-6700. Details, time slots: www.sculptureschoolvt.com/escape-room-2019. Open through Feb. 23 at Sugarbush Health and Rec Center.
Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:15 pm, Waitsfield Inn. ACBL sanctioned. Info: Vickie, 802-595-3068. Generally 5-8 tables. Advance sign-up preferred. Singles, please inquire in advance.
S’mores Cookout, Sat., Jan. 25, 3:30 pm, Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush, free.
Kids Pizza & Movie Night, drop off the kids ages 4-12, Sat., Feb. 1, 5-8 pm, the Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, $40. Register: www.sugarbush.com/event-calendar.
Big Toy Night, bring trikes, bikes, big wheels and helmets to cruise around the gym, Sun., Feb. 2, 4-6 pm, Thatcher Brook Primary School gym, Stowe St., Waterbury, free, hosted by The Children’s Room, www.childrensroomonline.org.
Wildflowers Studio, pop-up play space, hands-on activities, geared toward ages 2-7 (with adult), Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield. Wed.-Sun., 9:30-12:30, Jan.-March. 3-month membership, $90. Drop-ins welcome, $15 (plus sibling, $5). Info: Nikki Neal, 508-561-1654.
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.
Skin up Mt. Ellen, earn your turns, Walt’s open (food/bev), Saturdays, 5-8 pm, Sugarbush. Free Uphill Travel Pass required: www.sugarbush.com/forms/uphill-travel-pass/.
Roll Back the Clock Day, Tues., Jan. 28, Mad River Glen lift tickets at 1948 rate, $3.50.
Guided Snowshoe Headlamp Dinner Tours, Thursdays at American Flatbread. Info/reserve: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.
Tour de Moon, moonlit skin or snowshoe up Mt. Ellen to Glen House for dinner. Ski/ride back down. Sat., Feb. 8, 4 pm, meet at Mount Ellen base lodge. Outdoor Gear Exchange will have alpine touring gear available to demo.
Skatium, outdoor ice-skating rink, half skating, half stick and puck. Skate rentals, heated changing rooms, lights. Slow Road, Waitsfield. Call for hours and ice conditions: 496-8845.
Valentine Card Making with Kelly O’Hearn, design and print cards, materials provided, free, Thursdays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, 6-8 pm, Moretown Town Hall. Registration is required: Moretown Library, 496-9728.
Pizza and a Picture, movie recommended for ages 7 and up, Fri., Jan. 31, 6 pm, Joslin Library, free. Register: www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com/programs, 496-4205.
Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mon., 10 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. 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.
Central VT Adult Basic Education, free help with technology, high school diploma/GED, career and college readiness, basic literacy, etc. Thursdays, 1:30-4:30 pm, Joslin Library. Call for an appointment or drop in, Thom McAllister, 244-8765.
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.
Lowell Thompson and Friends, Thurs., Jan. 23, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen, free admission, free fondue.
Open Mic with Al’s Pals, BYO instrument, Thursdays, 8:30 pm. Localfolk Smokehouse.
American Roots Night with Hot Pickin’ Party, Jan. 23. Different musicians every Thursday, 7-10 pm, Zenbarn, free.
Savage Hen, Brand New Luddites, Stymied (rock ’n’ roll), Fri., Jan. 24, 9 pm. John Lackard Blues Band, Sat., Jan. 25, 9 pm. Hostel Tevere, Warren, $5.
Apres-ski music, Sat., Jan. 25, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush, free: Abby Jenne Band, Castlerock Pub; House Rockers, Wunderbar; Funkleberries, Green Mt. Lounge; Canney and Burlage, Rumble’s.
Starline Rhythm Boys, Mon., Jan. 27, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, free.
Wednesday Night Dead, weekly tribute to the Grateful Dead with Zach Nugent, Zenbarn.
Doc Nelson and Al’s Pals, Thurs., Jan. 30, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen, free admission, free fondue.
Sugar Shack will perform 8-10 pm at the Mad River Valley Backcountry Coalition annual meeting and party, Fri., Jan. 31, 6-10 pm, free admission, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, Waitsfield.
Hostel House Band (rock, funk, blues, soul), Fri., Jan. 31, 9 pm, Hostel Tevere, Warren, $5.
Apres-ski music, Sat., Feb. 1, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush, free: Dave Keller Band, Castlerock Pub; Al’s Pals, Wunderbar; Kind Bud and Nug, Green Mt. Lounge; the Detonators, Rumble’s.
The Grift, Sat., Feb. 1, 8-11 pm, Gate House Mountain View Room, Sugarbush, free.
Winterfest Snow Ball Dance with music by Still Kickin’, Sat., Feb. 1, 7-11 pm, Country Club of Vermont, waterburywinterfest.com.
Scrag Mountain Music presents “Musical Storytelling for All Ages,” Sun., Feb. 9, 4 pm, Valley Players Theater. Admission is “Come as you are. Pay what you can”; donations accepted. Tickets: www.scragmountainmusic.org, 802-377-3161.
Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thursdays, Feb. 6 and 27, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $25.
Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. and Thurs., noon, open to all, by suggested donation. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543. Walk-ins OK.
After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, free Jan. 23, Singalong; Jan. 28, Travelogue on New Zealand by Joanne Fitzgerald; Jan. 30, Rolling pictures.
Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.
Bingo, Tues.., 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.
“Out of Sight, Out of Murder,” a play at Valley Players Theater, Jan. 17-Feb. 2, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm ($16); Sundays, 4 pm ($12; opening matinee ($10), www.valleyplayers.com.
Fondue and Photos, exhibit by John Wrobel, from East Coast sunrises to Mad River Valley streams, Sat., Jan. 25, noon-4 pm, Chez Henri, Sugarbush Village. Fondue and desserts off the menu.
Auditions for “Little Shop of Horrors,” Valley Players Theater, Sun., Jan. 26, noon; and Mon., Jan. 27, 6 pm. Auditions will consist of a taught dance combination, reading from script, singing. Play presented Thurs.-Sat., June 4-20. Info: 583-1674, www.valleyplayers.com.
The Happy Place Project, photo exhibit, VT lawmakers in their happy place, by Rebecca Silbernagel in VT State House cafeteria through Jan. 31. Closing reception, Thurs., Jan. 30, 4-6 pm.
Russet Resplendence, art exhibit, Barb Godwin (pyrography) and Roarke Sharlow (fine art photography), Jan. 8-Feb. 29, Festival Gallery, Village Square Shopping Center, Waitsfield, Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm. Meet the artists reception, Sun., Feb. 23, 5-6:30 pm.
Mad River Chorale rehearsals for spring concerts, Mondays, 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room, madriverchorale.net, 496-2048.
Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield, $60, kitchenatthestore.com. Dinner for Two, Thurs., Jan. 23, 6-8 pm. Soups and panini, Sat., Jan. 25, 1-3 pm. Fresh, stuffed pastas, Sun., Jan. 26, 11 am-2 pm. Sweet and sour citrus, Thurs., Jan. 30, 6-8 pm. Super Bowl favorites, Sat., Feb. 1, noon-2 pm.