Harwood Union High School’s annual variety show, Fri., Oct. 20, 7 pm, in the auditorium. Admission by suggested donation benefits Harwood music department scholarship fund.
High Fives Foundation presents the film B.A.S.I.C.S. to promote snow safety and awareness, all ages. Sat., Oct. 21, 6-10 pm, Big Picture Theater, admission by donation. Live music by Ragged Company in lounge, 7 pm.
Tales of Vermont lore and New England oddities with author Joseph Citro, presented by the Waterbury Historical Society, Wed., Oct. 25, 7 pm, St. Leo’s Hall, 109 S. Main St., Waterbury, free, refreshments.
Free Community Supper, Fri., Oct. 27, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.
Mad River Ridge Runners snowmobile club annual raffle dinner, Sat., Nov. 4, American Legion post, Waterbury. Cocktails, 6 pm; dinner, 7 pm; raffle open to all: $3,000 prize money. Tickets at Kenyon’s Variety Store, Waitsfield.
VT Backcountry Forum, Sat., Nov. 4, Pierce Hall, Rochester. Trail work, Brandon Gap, 9 am (all day). Catamount Trail Association annual meeting, 10:30 am. Tent on the park, 5-10 pm, backcountry ski swap (4 pm), vendors, bonfire. Forum, 6 pm, potluck, cash bar, vendors. Raffle for Parlor custom skis, 8 pm. Music, dancing till 10 pm. http://catamounttrail.org/events/vtbc-forum.
Trick or Trot, 3K/5K run/walk through Warren Village, costumes encouraged, Fri., Oct. 27, 4:30-6 pm. Kids Fun Run obstacle course, $5, 4:30 pm. 3K/5K, $20 advance ($25 day of race), 5 pm. Register/info: www.raceentry.com/race-reviews/trick-or-trot. Monster Bash, pizza, live music, prizes, after race at school, by donation. Warren PTO fundraiser.
Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library); leave in marked shed behind church.
Fun & Games
Escape Room, interactive entertainment, people trapped in a themed room must find clues, solve puzzles to complete mission within allotted time. Oct. 27-Nov. 5, Knoll Farm, Bragg Hill Rd., Waitsfield. $5 suggested donation. Reserve: www.sculptureschoolvt.com/escape-room.
Ultimate Frisbee pickup games, Mondays, 6-8 pm, under lights, Brooks Field, Warren. All ages and abilities welcome. Runs through Nov. www.facebook.com/MadRiverDisc.
Pickleball: Wed. and Sun., 5 pm; Thurs. and Sun., 9 am. Moretown Elementary School tennis courts, all welcome, some equipment available to share.
Bridge Street Bricks Scavenger Hunt, get a free list of phrases (Chamber office, Joslin Library, Valley Arts, Revolving Closet, Three Mountain Cafe), find the matching bricks. Through end of October.
Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.
Scenic chairlift rides, Super Bravo quad, Sugarbush, daily rates: adults, $18; ages 7-18, $12; under 6, free. www.sugarbush.com.
Fall Foliage Glider Rides available from the Warren Airport every day until Oct. 20. Sugarbush Soaring, 802-496-2290, www.sugarbushsoaring.com.
The Children’s Room, weekdays when school is in session, 8 am-4 pm, free drop-in play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. www.childrensroomonline.org/calendar.html. 244-5605.
Play reading of An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, adapted by Robert Mason and based on the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, Sun., Oct. 29, 7 pm, Warren Public Library, free.
“Climate Change and Our Future: Mitigation, Adaptation and Dialogue,” reading, viewing, discussion series. Part 3, “Strategy,” Nov. 2, 6:30 pm, Warren Library, read The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi.
“Vermont Farm Kids,” short documentary, stories about growing up on a VT farm, followed by discussion with local farmers, Thurs., Nov. 16, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library, free.
Animal Slumber Party Storytime, Fri., Nov. 17, 6 pm, Moretown Library. Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll to tuck in at the library (and pick up the next day and see what they were up to).
Free Adult Education: basic reading, writing, math, computer skills; high school diploma/GED programs; career/college readiness; English language learning and U.S. citizenship. Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, Joslin Library. Info: David Busker, 244-8765; no reservations necessary.
Magic: The Gathering, trading card game, Sundays, 3:30 pm, Joslin Memorial Library.
Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. www.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.
Cancer support group meets fourth Wed. every month, 6 pm, at MRV Chamber of Commerce, 4061 Main St., Waitsfield.
Mad River Valley Rec District meets third Tues. of each month, 6 pm, Gen. Wait House. Open to all.
Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets first Wed. each month, 5:15-6:30 pm, Round Barn, Waitsfield; all other Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: www.mrvrotary.org.
MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.
Valley Democrats meets second Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Eastern Sales, Waitsfield. All welcome.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm, and Tues., 7 pm, at Parish House, Our Lady of the Snows Church/St. Dunstan’s, Waitsfield. Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.
Jazz Residency: Bruce Sklar (piano) and Jeremy Hill (bass), third Thursday of each month (next, Oct. 19), 7-9 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.
Troy Millete (singer-songwriter) and Dylan Gombas (fiddle) residency at Zenbarn, Thurs., Oct. 19, 8-10 pm, free admission, zenbarnvt.com.
Moretown Open Mic, Fri., Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, 7-10 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). All ages. BYOB. Moretown Town Hall.
Ragged Company, Sat., Oct. 21, 7 pm, in lounge at Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994.
Halloween Valley Night with Chicky Stoltz, Wed., Oct. 25, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.
Abaddon, The Path, Misanthrope, Stream Devils, Psychic Weight, Sat., Oct. 28, 7 pm, Slide Brook Tavern, Warren, $5. Wear a costume.
Gnomedad, “funky, jazzmafied beat-odyssey,” Sat., Oct. 28, 10 pm, Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.
Fari Fridays monthly roots reggae night with Satta Sound, first Friday each month (next, Nov. 3), 9 pm-midnight, Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.
Veterans Day concert with InoraBrass, guest speaker Fred Messer of Mad River American Legion, Sat., Nov. 11, 7 pm, Waitsfield United Church. Free, open to all.
Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Piano music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. After lunch: Oct. 19, pumpkin painting, senior hobbies. Oct. 24, Halloween stories; Oct. 26, Armchair Travelogue, Mongolia with Sue Dillon; Oct. 31, Halloween auction, wear costumes or hats.
Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.
Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Oct. 19, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.
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, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Waitsfield.
Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals, call 496-2543.
Opening reception for Into the Woods, an exhibit of paintings by Kathleen Kolb, Sun., Oct. 29, 5-6:30 pm, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield.
Michelle Saffran of Moretown, art exhibit, Anonymity of In-Between: body place and time, www.michellesaffran.com, Axel's Gallery, Waterbury. Oct. 10 to Nov. 11.
Pat Harrington, exhibit, featured artist of the month of October at Three Mountain Cafe.
Light Works, exhibit of light sculptures by Bill Parker and holograms by Julie Parker, Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design, Bridge St., Waitsfield.
“Transitions – Realism to Abstract,” exhibit at Festival Gallery runs through Oct. 21: Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm. 496-6682.
“Ordinary Time,” paintings by Grace DeGennaro and sculpture by Anne Lilly, Sat. and Sun., noon-5 pm, through Oct. 22, Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, 583-5832. Free.
Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.
Yoga Happy Hour at the Mad River Taste Place, Fri., Oct. 20, 6-8:30 pm. Fee includes yoga class with Ana del Rosal followed by wine/beer, cheese, charcuterie. Reserve: 496-3165.
“Turning Self Criticism into Self Love,” workshop with Janis Cooper of EQnimity and Amy Todisco of Your Turning Points Retreats, Sat., Oct. 28, 10 am-4 pm. $139. Info/register: www.eqnimity.com.