Community Events

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.

Spaghetti Dinner and Dance, Sat., Feb. 15, American Legion, Waterbury. Seatings at 5:30 and 7 pm. Music by Still Kickin’ (7 pm). Tickets: adults, $15; kids, $8; ages 5 and under free with a family price of $40. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Fundraisers

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.

Kids

Musical Munchkins, free interactive music program, jungle theme, toddlers to kindergartners and their families, Sat., Jan. 25, 11:30-12:30, Green Mt. Performing Arts, Waterbury, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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.

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..

Outdoors

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.

Library

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.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, free, Wednesdays, 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.

Takeover Tuesdays, activities, snacks, Warren Public Library, 2:45-4 pm, Tuesdays when school is in session. Grades 1-6.  Preregister grades 1-2. Self-sufficient students ages 8+ and in third grade may drop in. Info/register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3913.

Read & Play, children and caregivers play, sing, 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, self-sufficient students ages 8+ and in third grade may drop in Fridays after school for snacks and activities until 4 pm. Warren Public Library, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. www.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.

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.

Meetings

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

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.

Seniors

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.

The Arts

“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.

Workshops/Presentations

Central Vermont Pioneers sled hockey team will give a presentation on sled hockey, Tues., Feb. 11, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield. Info: Nancy Emory, 496-9416, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Baby and Me yoga class, free. Tea, water, mats, blankets are all offered free, Wednesdays, 9-10 am, Valley Glow Yoga. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Updated 01/23/20