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UPDATED: 08/21/14

- 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. Live music by Prydein, American Celtic rock, Aug. 21. 6:30-8:30 pm.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Live music: Harwood Music Fest, Aug. 23.


Barns and Bridges of the Mad River Valley, self-guided tour, map at Festival Gallery, 496-6682. Sun., Aug. 24, 10 am-3 pm. Free.


Community Bread Bake, potluck,Sun., Aug. 24, 6 pm, Hartshorn’s Farm Stand. Bring your own bread dough ready to bake in flatbread oven, a dish to share for the potluck, musical instruments. Free.


Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series: “Out of the Blue: Sources of Creative Inspirations” with Sam Norris,Wed., Aug. 27, 7 pm. Free, open to public.


Free Community Dinner, Fri., Aug. 29, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church, all welcome. Transportation available, 496-4646.


Lawn Sale/Craft Sale, Fri., Sat., Mon., Aug. 29, 30, Sept. 1, 9 am-4 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church.


Mad River Valley Craft Fair, Aug. 30 & 31, 10 am-5 pm, Kenyon’s field, Waitsfield.



Fun & Games


Amazing Rotary Duck Race, bet on a rubber duck, watch them race in Mad River behind Kenyon’s, cash prizes (first, $1,000), Sun., Aug. 31, 4 pm. Tickets at farmers’ market, The Warren Store, MRV Craft Fair, Mehuron’s.


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.


POC Eastern States Cup, downhill endurance mountain bike race, Sun., Aug. 24, noon.


O2X Summit Challenge, Sept. 13-14, Sugarbush Resort. Limited on-site camping, scheduled nature hikes, training and performance exhibits, farmers’ market-inspired gathering of local fare.


Harwood Trail Series, running on cross-country trails behind Harwood, Fridays, 6:30 pm, all ages. Register: 6:15 pm. Proceeds support cross-country team. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Walking group, all ages and abilities, Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am, 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.


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 and meeting places. ID Poison Ivy, Medicinal Plants, Fridays, 4 pm, Nature Center. Owl Prowl, Night Ghost Hike, Aug. 23 and 30, 7 pm. Mushrooms Demystified, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 am. Water Striders 1, Stevenson Brook, Fridays, 1:30 pm. Water Striders 2, Stevenson Brook, Thursdays and Saturdays, 1:30 pm. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle, Waterbury Reservoir, Aug. 21 and 28, 7 pm. Rockin’ the Little River, tour of CCC camp, Fridays, 11 am. Rockin’ the Little River 2, tour of dam, Sundays, 11:30 am. Bird Migration, Fridays, 7 pm. Making Tracks, Seeing Skins & Skulls, Saturdays, 4 pm. War of the Weeds, remove invasive honeysuckles, Sundays, 10 am. Sunday Afternoon Hikes, 2 pm.







High Fives Charity Golf Tournament followed by dinner, awards, silent auction at Localfolk Smokehouse, Fri., Aug. 22, 10 am-6 pm, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club.Register:


Green Mountain Swing, Shep Resnik Benefit Concert for music scholarship fund for Central VT students. Sat., Aug. 23, 7:30 pm, Big Picture. Info: Pierre Swick, 496-3764.


Barn Dance hosted by The Children’s Room, hayrides, games, music, silent auction, live music, Sun., Sept. 7, 2-5 pm, Beard’s Barn, Barnes Hill Rd., Waterbury Center. Tickets: 244-5605 or at the door.






Bald eagles of Arizonapresentation by wildlife technician Sara Eno, Thurs., Aug. 21, 7 pm, Joslin Library, free, family friendly.


Funky Fibers, art exhibition, runs through Sept. 7, Warren Library.


Knit and Play, bring knitting/needlepoint and kids to the children’s area, Warren Library, all levels welcome, Tuesdays, 10 am-noon. Free; drop in.


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, Wednesdays, 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: No Story Hour until Mon., Sept. 8, 10 am,


Moretown Library: No Story Houruntil further notice.


Waterbury Library Story Times: No Story Times until Mon., Sept. 8.






Waitsfield Historical Society meeting and barbecue, Wed., Aug. 27, 5:30 pm, Lareau Farm pavilion. Music by Mad Mountain Scramblers, cash bar, barbecue, raffle. Reserve at Wait House.


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. Pat McDonald, candidate for Senate, will speak at the Aug. 14 meeting.


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.







Music in the Alley off Stowe St. in Waterbury, jazz trio featuring Parker Shper, Fri., Aug. 22, 6-8 pm.




Anthony Santor, Fridays in August, 6-8:30 pm, Garden Stage at American Flatbread, free admission.




The Tsunamibots, The Miss Fits and Ramcore, Sat. Aug. 23, 10 pm, Slide Brook Tavern, free show.




Green Mountain Swing, 18-piece big band, benefits music scholarship fund, Sat., Aug. 23, 7:30-10 pm. Pappy, Wed., Aug. 27, 7:30 pm. Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994,




Vermont Music Fest, all ages, kids’ activities, lineup of bands at Sat., Aug. 23, noon-10 pm, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Friday pre-party, music by Bow Thayer, food vendors, camping all weekend, Fri., Aug. 22, 3-11 pm, Kenyon’s field.




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.










Fifties Day, 1950s-era lunch and music, Thurs., Aug. 21, noon, Evergreen Place. Reserve: 496-2543.


Woody Guthrie Sing-along led by Kenneth Russell, Tues., Aug. 27, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place.


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


VT Festival of the Arts, events in August through Labor Day, Festival Gallery, 496-6682.


Sight Unseen, a play about an artist who is so successful he can ask high prices for his work, sight unseen. Aug. 21-23, 7:30 pm, Waterbury Festival Playhouse. Tickets:, 498-3755.


Crafty Kids: Wind chimes, Aug. 21, 3:30-5 pm. Waitsfield United Church, 496-6682. All ages, but under 8 accompanied by adult.


Phantom Theater: Performance Project, duets and dances, Aug. 22 and 23, 8 pm. Edgcomb barn, Warren. 496-5997,


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


Auditions:Concert in C Flat, a play about residents of two adjoining flats.. Sun., Aug. 24, 5 pm, upstairs at Valley Players Theater.


Vincent, one-man play adapted from letters between Vincent van Gogh and his brother, Theo. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 21-31, Valley Players Theater.


Frank Corso, landscapeimpressionist painter and musician, art exhibit, Aug. 26-30, 11 am-5 pm. Salon reception, Wed., Aug. 27, 6-8 pm, The Pitcher Inn. Concert during dinner in the garden, Sat., Aug. 30. Reserve: The Pitcher Inn, 496-6350.


Photo Show in the Round Barn, July 28-Sept. 1: weekdays, 10 am-5 pm; weekends, 10 am-2:30 pm. Waitsfield. Free admission.


Big Red Barn Art Show, July 31-Aug. 31, Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm. Lareau Farm, Waitsfield.


Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: The Art of Janet McKenzie, Aug. 1-31, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Thurs.-Mon., noon-5 pm. Free.


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.







Craft Beer 101, VT craft beer tasting guided by local brewers, Thurs., Aug. 21, 4-6 pm, Mad River Barn, 496-3310.


Art of Stand Up Paddleboarding, Thurs., Aug. 21, 10:30 am-noon, Blueberry Lake. Info: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.


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.