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UPDATED: 09/11/14

- Community Events - - Fun & GamesFundraisers - - Library - - Meetings - - Music - - Seniors - - The Arts - - Workshops - - Places of Worship -


Community Events


Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-7 pm, Rusty Parker Park.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Live music by Willoughbys, Sept. 13.


Chicken Pie Supper, Sat., Sept. 13, two seatings: 5:30 and 6:45 pm. Waitsfield United Church, 496-3409.


East Warren Community Market fifth birthday celebration, Sat., Sept. 13, 5-9 pm, East Warren Schoolhouse. Lobster dinner, Phantom Gourmet, The Sweet Spot, Bent Hill Brewery beer tasting. Music by Vorcza and The Holter Kids.


Eat the Farm event, Hartshorn Organic Farm, Sun., Sept. 14, 1-4 pm. Flatbread pizza, veggie tempura, corn on the cob, salad, apple crisp, and volleyball. Route 100, Waitsfield.


Free Community Dinner, Fri., Sept. 26, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church, all welcome. Transportation available, 496-4646.


Single Chair Foliage Rides, Sept. 27, 28, Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12, 10 am-2:30 pm, Mad River Glen.


Brides of the Century, exhibit of original 1845-1945 bridal gowns, Gen. Wait House. Free. Info: Judy Dodds, 496-2027.




Fun & Games


StoryWalk, pages of children’s book along trail in Chase Brook Town Forest (across from Fayston Elem.): Aug. 28-Sept. 11, Lost by David McPhail; Sept. 11-25, Leaves by David Ezra Stein.


Waterbury Rotary Sunflower Growing Contest, The Hunt for Sunzilla (prizes for tallest, heaviest head, largest head), and zucchini contest (longest, heaviest), Thurs., Sept. 11, 5 pm, Waterbury Farmers’ Market. Bring entries 3-4:30 pm. Info: 244-7373,


O2X Summit Challenge, obstacle race to the top of the mountain, open to all ages and abilities, Sept. 13-14, Sugarbush. Limited on-site camping, scheduled nature hikes, training and performance exhibits, farmers’ market-inspired gathering of local fare.


Scouting: Sign up Wed., Sept. 17, 6:30-7:30, Warren School gym. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. Contact AnnMarie Harmon, 496-5562; Rick Rayfield, 496-2022.


Stark Mountain Hill Climb, running race from base to summit of Gen. Stark Mountain, Sat., Oct. 4, 10 am.


Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb, bike race up App Gap on Route 17, starts at Stark Mountain Bike Works, Sun., Oct. 5, 10 am.


Mad Dash, foot race on Mad River Path, 5k and 10k run, 5k walk, and free kids’ fun run. Sun., Oct. 12, 10 am, Meadow Rd. Register/info:


Little River State Park, Waterbury, 244-7103, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Call to confirm all programs, meeting places. The Magic of Bird Migration, Fridays, 6:30 pm, Saturdays, 4 pm, Nature Center. Morning Aquaventure Paddle, Waterbury Reservoir, Saturdays, meet at 9:30 am, A-side Camper’s Beach, registration required, limited park boats. Mushrooms Demystified, Saturdays, 1:30 pm, Nature Center. Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls, meet fur-bearing animals, make plaster track casts, Saturdays, 5 pm, Nature Center. Owl Prowl & Night Ghost Hike, Saturdays, 6:30 pm, history hike lot. War of the Weeds, destroy invasives, Sundays, 10 am, Nature Center. Tour of Waterbury Dam, Sundays, 11:30 am, meet at dam, Little River Rd. Sunday Afternoon Foliage Hikes, 2 pm, meet at Contact Station. Art in the Park, Nature Games, Become a Jr. Park Ranger, Fridays, 4-6 pm, Saturdays, 5-6 pm, Sundays, 9-10 am.


MRV Fall Baseball, ages 12-14, sign up with Logan Cooke, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 498-8948.


New time for Walking group, Tuesdays, noon-1 pm, Old County Rd., Waitsfield. Meet at MRV Health Center parking lot. Info: Kate, Mad River Family Practice, 496-3838.


Duplicate Bridge, Mon., 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Suki, 496-9867.






Red Cross Blood Drive, Tues., Sept. 16, noon- 5:30 pm, Waitsfield Telecom business office, Route 100. Info: 496-3391, 1-800-GIVE-LIFE,


Couples Club Chicken Barbeque, Sat., Sept. 20, 5 pm, Couples Club Field, Waitsfield. Proceeds are for field upkeep for Little League, youth soccer, community events. Tickets at the door or 496-3737.


Charity Golf Tournament for VT Troops and Families, Sun., Sept. 21, scramble format, 10 am, Sugarbush Golf Club. Followed by dinner at The Common Man, silent auction.






Armchair Travelogue: Italy with Laura Viens, Italian luncheon, Thurs., Sept. 25, noon, Evergreen Place. Reserve: 496-2543.


Noontime Knitters, knit, crochet or tat, Tuesdays, noon-1 pm, Waterbury Library, 244-7036.


Tech Thursdays, sign up for help with email and internet, 6-7 pm, Moretown Library: 496-9728, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Computer tutoring, Mondays and Wednesdays, bring laptop or use the library’s, Warren Library, call for appointment, 496-3913.


Warren Library Story Hour: For parents, babies, toddlers, Wed., 10 am. Info: Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Joslin Library Preschool Story Hour: Mon., 10 am. Sept. 15, Apples; Sept. 22, Fun in the Fall; Sept. 29, Cowgirls and Cowboys.


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays starting Sept. 5, 11:15 am-noon.


Waterbury Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, Mon., 10 am. Preschool Story Time,Fri., 10 am. Free. Waterbury Library. 244-7036,


Gases, Not Just Hot Air with Mr. K., demonstrations, hands-on activities, ages 3-6, Fri., Sept. 12, 10 am, Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.






Warren Historical Society meeting, Sept. 17, 6 pm, Warren municipal building.


MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant. Info: Carol Miner, 583-5816.


Valley Democrats meets second Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, at Eastern Systems. Info: Jim Leyton, 496-1000.


Moretown Republicans meeting, second Thurs. of each month, 7 pm, Moretown Elem. School. 496-3296.


Mad River Caregivers Support Group, first and third Tues. of each month, 2-3 pm, Mad River Family Practice. RSVP: Kate, 496-3838.


Mad River Cancer Support, one-on-one support for those touched by cancer (patient, caregiver, family, friend). Contact VT Cancer Survivor Network: 1-800-652-5064, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm; 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.








Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, bluegrass, Fri., Sept. 12, 8 pm, at Valley Players Theater, presented by Phantom Music Series. Tickets:


Music in the Alley: quartet of professional master musicians featuring Doug Perkins, speed-grass, jazz, funk, Fri., Sept. 12, 6-8 pm, in the alley between Axel’s Gallery and Cork Wine Bar, Stowe Street, Waterbury. Free.


Round Up on the River, live music, food, libations, behind Bridge Street Marketplace, Wed., Sept. 17, 4 pm till dusk.


Dave Keller, soul/blues, Wed., Sept. 17. Big Picture Theater, 496-8994,


Music at Moose Meadow: Stefan Koch, cello, and Robert Conway, piano, music by late VT composer Richard Stohr, Thurs., Sept. 18. Moose Meadow Lodge, Duxbury. Benefits Eleva Chamber Players., 244-8354.


G15: The Grift celebrates 15 years with most past members of the band, Sat., Sept. 20, 5 pm (gates open at 3 pm), Mad River Glen. Tickets: or at Mad River Glen. Info: Peter Day, (802) 349-6603, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Moretown Community Chorus, all ages and abilities, meets Thursdays, 7 pm, Moretown Methodist Church. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 793-9581.


Mad River Chorale welcomes new singers, non-auditioned, rehearsal on Mon., Sept. 8, 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room., 496-2048.






Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Sept. 11, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. There is a fee.


Fall Field Trip: Luncheon lake cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen, Thurs., Sept. 18. Reserve: Dara, 496-2543, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Move! Fun, varied group exercise with Kenneth, Tuesdays, 1 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center.


Diner Breakfasts at Evergreen Place, every Mon. and Thurs., 8-10 am, donations support Meals On Wheels.


Family-Style Lunch, open to all, discount for age 60+, Tues. & Thurs., noon. Reserve: Lorraine, 496-2543. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield.


Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals, call Lorraine Wimble, 496-2543.


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




The Arts


En Plein Air, painting outdoors, select paintings from the Jericho Plein Air Festival and the Great Vermont Plein Air Paint-Out, 8 am-6 pm daily through Nov. 30, Gallery at Bridges Resort, Sugarbush Access Road, Warren, 583-2922.

Art and music by Margot Levey, exhibit runs till Sept. 15, Big Picture Theater.


Fairfax artist Harald Aksdal, original watercolor and ink landscapes exhibit at Axel’s Gallery, Stowe St., Waterbury. Meet the artist, Fri., Sept. 12, 5-7 pm. 244-7801,


Start with Art, group meets to share/learn artistic skills, Thursdays, 2 pm, at SHaRC, free, 583-6700.


Knit a Bit, knitting and coffee, free, Wednesdays, 3 pm, at SHaRC, 583-6700.






Free Smoking Cessation Workshop with Central VT Medical Center at The Schoolhouse at Sugarbush, Thursdays, Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2 and 9; 5-6 pm. Info/Register: 225-5680.


Chair Yoga Class, beginners and up, the first class (a free intro class) is Mon., Sept. 22, 9:30-10:30 am, indyYoga.


Whole Hog Butchering Culinary Demonstration with Gerry Nooney, breaking down a half pig, Sat., Oct. 4, 4 pm, Sunrise Café, Lincoln Peak, free.


Community Yoga Class, free, hatha yoga, all levels, Sundays, 10-11:15 am, at Rootswork, second floor East Warren Schoolhouse.




Places of Worship


Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Ave, Montpelier, 229-9429.

Church of the Crucified One, Route 100, Moretown.Sunday, 10 am, Mass. 496-4516.

Green Mountain Community Alliance, Route 100, Duxbury. Sunday, 9:30 am, Worship Service.

Hunger Mountain Christian Assembly, Route 100N, Waterbury Ctr. Sunday, 10 am, Worship Service.

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, 802-253-1800, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Moretown United Methodist Church, Route 100B, Moretown. Sunday, 10:30 am, Worship Service.

Our Lady of the Snows (Catholic), Route 100, Waitsfield. Mass: Saturday, 6 pm.

St. Andrew (Catholic), Main St., Waterbury. Mass: Sat, 4 pm, and Sunday, 9 am.

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church at Founders Hall, 6307 Main St. (Route 100), Waitsfield. Sunday Service, 9:30 am, Holy Eucharist.

St. Jacob of Alaska Orthodox Church, Route 12, Northfield Falls, 485-9121. Services: Divine Liturgy, Sunday, 9:30 am; Great Vespers, Saturday, 5 pm; Vespers, Wednesday, 5:30 pm.

St. Patrick (Catholic), Route 100B, Moretown.Sunday, 11 am, Mass.

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Sunday, 10 am, Worship and Church School, 130 Main St., Montpelier.

Waitsfield United Church of Christ WorshipService, Sunday, 9 am. Children’s Sunday School resumes in fall., 496-3065.

Warren United Church: Sunday, 10 am, Worship Service. Main St. 496-2713.

Yearning for Learning Center for Jewish Studies, Montpelier, 223-0583.