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Calendar of Events

UPDATED: 05/28/15

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


Community Events



Mad River Path Association annual celebration, Thurs., May 28, 5:30 pm, West Hill House B&B. Free, open to all.




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




Free Community Dinner, all welcome, Fri., May 29, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church. Transportation available, call 496-3065.




Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Phineas Gage Project, May 30.




Spring into Moretown Festival, community barbecue, bike sale, energy fair, music. Sat., May 30, 9 am-4 pm, Moretown Elementary School field.




Kids Fest in Waitsfield, musical, theater, and dance performers, bike rodeo, instrument making, jewelry making, bouncy house, face painting. Sun., May 31, 10 am-4 pm, Mad River Green, free.




Reverend Praveena Ruud from India to speak about growing up in a Hindu culture, Mon., June 1, 7 pm, Church of the Crucified One fellowship hall, Moretown. All are welcome. 496-4516.




Mountain Gardeners Plant Sale, locally grown perennials, small shrubs. Sat., June 6, 9 am-1 pm, Slow Road, Waitsfield, near Shaws.




Waterbury Kids Fest, activities for kids, music, bike rodeo, helmet giveaway. Sat., June 6, 9 am-1 pm, Rusty Parker Park, free.




Community Volunteers Appreciation Celebration, free flatbread, salad, music, art, bonfire. Please carpool; no coolers or dogs. Sat., June 6, 5-10 pm, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Info: americanflatbread.com, 496-8856.




Mad River Riders season kickoff party, National Trails Day celebration, Sun., June 7, noon-4 pm, Blueberry Lake. Mad River Riders break ground on new bike trail, free paddleboard and bike demos, free guided kids’ rides, women’s ride, dad-supported strider ride/hike, Common Man meatball truck. All welcome. Info: madriverriders.com.




Mad Birders Walks: Thurs., May 28, 7-8:30 am, meet at cemetery, Freeman Hill Rd., Moretown, Jeannie Elias. Sat., May 30, 7 am-1:30 pm, Birds and Birding Festival, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier. Sun., May 31, 8-10 am, Center Fayston walk, meet at Jeannie Elias’ on Center Fayston Rd. Thurs., June 4, 7 am, meet at south end of Blueberry Lake, Plunkton Rd. Sat., June 6, 8 am-noon, Scrag Town Forest, Pat Folsom, meet at parking area on Bowen Rd. to hike to the beaver ponds. Wed., June 10, Granville, 4-5 hours, Pat Folsom, meet at 3681 E. Warren Rd. at 7:30 a.m. Brunch provided. madbirders.org; Pat Folsom, 496-3663; Nancy Turner, 496-2523; Jeannie Elias, 496-4730.




Fun & Games


Big Jeff, family music, singer-songwriter, presented by Spring Hill School, Sat., May 30, 10 am, Big Picture Theater. Info: 496-2139.


Chess Tournament Sun., May 31, 10 am-4 pm, at the Cub Scout/Boy Scout canopy at Kids Fest, Mad River Green, Waitsfield. Info: AnnMarie, 371-9997.


Trivia Night at The Elusive Moose, prizes, no charge to play. Wed., June 3, 7-9 pm. 496-6444.


Vacation Bible School, Camp Discovery theme: crafts, outdoor recreation, Bible stories, music, fun. June 2-26, 9 am-noon, Warren United Church, free, all welcome. Register: www.warrenchurch.org, Chrissy Rivers, 802-839-8195, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Children’s Room, resource center for parents, free play space, kids to age 6 from any town, open 8 am-4 pm on school days. Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. 244-5605, www.childrensroomonline.org.


Walking group, all welcome, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, Old County Rd., Waitsfield. Meet at MRV Health Center parking lot. Info: Kate, 496-3838.


Duplicate Bridge, Mon., 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.





MRV Community Fund benefit party, all ages, music by Sugar Shack and Ragged Company, VT beer and wine. Fri., May 29, 6 pm, Valley Players Theater. Info: Jon Jamieson, 496-3638.


6k trail run or walk, Harwood Interact Club fundraiser for Water.org. Sun., May 31, 10 am, on trails behind Harwood Union High School. Register: 8:30-9:45 am. Info: Chloe Emler, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Ellen Berrings, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Waitsfield United Church seeksdonateditems for lawn sale, drop off at church, June 1-4 (please, no clothing, TVs, computers, ski gear). Sale to be held June 6 and 7, Kenyon’s Field.


Blood Drive, Tues., June 2, 8:30 am-2:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. Schedule appointment: www.redcrossblood.org.


Walk for Animals, get pledges for donations to Central VT Humane Society,2-mile loop through Montpelier. Meet at Montpelier H. S., 9:30 am, Sat.,June 6; walk is 10 am-noon. Info: www.centralvermonthumane.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 476-3811.






After-School Games and Legos, Mondays, 3-4:15 pm, Warren Library.


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, Warren Public Library, by appointment, call 496-3913 to set up time. Use a library computer or bring your own.


Joslin Library Story Hours: Preschoolers, Mondays, 10 am. Spanish Story and Music Hour with Constancia Gomez, second Tuesday of each month (next one is June 9), 11 am, free. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205.


Warren Library Story Time: 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.. www.warrenlibrary.com.


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays, 11:15 am-noon. 496-9728.


Waterbury Public Library Story Times suspended starting next week until Mon., June 22. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036.







Couples Club monthly meeting, Mon., June 1, 6 pm, field pavilion, Waitsfield. All welcome.


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.


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. www.aavt.org.









Clint Bierman (of The Grift)and friends, followed by an open jam, every Thurs., Localfolk Smokehouse, Waitsfield.


The Tomasas Rumbath Latin Rock Steady Band, Fri., May 29, 7-10 pm. Nutty Steph’s, Middlesex, 229-2090.


Sugar Shack and Ragged Company, all ages, VT beer and wine, Fri., May 29, 6 pm, Valley Players Theater. Info: Jon Jamieson, 496-3638. Benefits MRV Community Fund.


Scrag Mountain Music concert, Sun., May 31, 4 pm, Warren United Church, scragmountainmusic.org. By donation.


The Barre-Tones invites women singers to guest night, Mon., June 1, 6:45 pm, Alumni Hall next to Barre Auditorium. Info: Susan Klein, 498-8545.


Mad River Chorale fundraiser, silent auction, Thurs., June 4, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater. Tickets/info: madriverchorale.net.


The Sky Blue Boys featuring Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner, concert to benefit North Branch Nature Center, silent auction, Sat., June 20, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Flatbread, salad. www.northbranchnaturecenter; 229-6206.








Volunteer Appreciation Day, barbecue celebrating Meals On Wheels drivers, Thurs., May 28, noon, Evergreen Place.


Free dinner for senior citizens, turkey, ham, venison, Sat., May 30, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Dept., Route 100, Waitsfield.


Field trip to Hildene, the Lincoln family home in Manchester, picnic lunch, Thurs., June 11. Register by June 6: Dara, 793-3575, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., June 11, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.


Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Village Sq., Waitsfield.


Move! Tai Chi with Kenneth and Helena, country music, free, Tuesdays, 1 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield, 496-2543.


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


Diner Breakfasts cooked by Walter Brinkat Evergreen Place, open to all, Mondays, 8-10 am, donations support Meals On Wheels.


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


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



The Arts


Stowe & Mad River Dance Academy presents “Wizard of Oz and An Evening of Dance,” Fri. and Sat., June 5 and 6, at 6 pm, and Sun., June 7, at 1 pm. Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College. Tickets: 253-5151.


Electra Art Show, “photo collage” by Mary Electra. Opening reception, Sun., June 7, 3-7 pm. Exhibit runs June 7 to July 7. Madsonian Museum, Bridge Street, Waitsfield.


Watercolors exhibit by TJ Boyle at Three Mountain Cafe, 496-5470. Exhibit runs throughout May.


The Gathering, exhibit of works by artist members of the Valley Arts Foundation, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield, 496-6682.


Brides of the Century, exhibit of original 1845-1945 bridal gowns runs through May 31, Gen. Wait House. Free. Info: Judy Dodds, 496-2027.


Knit a Bit, knitting and coffee, Wednesdays, 2 pm, SHaRC. 583-6700. Free.


Jitter Critters group makes crocheted, stuffed toys to donate to ambulance service and doctors’ office to relieve jitters. Thursdays, May and June, 2 pm, SHaRC, 583-6700.







Basic First Aid Certification, Wed., June 3, at 7 pm, at the MRV Ambulance Service building, Waitsfield. Registration required:  email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 496-8888. There is a fee.




Community Yoga Class, hatha yoga, all levels, free, Sundays, 10-11:15 am, second floor of East Warren Schoolhouse. www.awakenvt.com.





Places of Worship


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

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

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 145 State St., Montpelier. All welcome.

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, Founders’ Hall, 6307 Main St. (Route 100), Waitsfield. Sunday Service, 9:30 am, Holy Eucharist. 479-7920. www.saintdunstans.com.

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, Tuesday, 6 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, 10 am.Route 100, Waitsfield. www.WaitsfieldChurch.org, 496-3065.

Warren United Church of Christ, Worship Service, Sunday, 10 am. Main St. Warren Village. 496-2713.

Waterbury Congregational Church, Sunday Service, 10 am. 8 North Main St., Waterbury. 244-6606.

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