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The Valley Reporter
P.O. Box 119
Waitsfield, VT 05673
802-496-3928
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Calendar of Events

UPDATED: 03/26/15

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

 

Community Events

 

50 Years of Chez Henri, a film by Charlie Brown Productions celebrating the anniversary of the bistrot, free, Thurs., March 26, 7:30 pm, Gate House Lodge, Sugarbush.

 

Free Community Dinner, all welcome, Friday, March 27, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church. Transportation available, call 496-3065.

 

Cabin Fever Follies, community variety show, Fri.-Sun., March 27-29, doors at 6:30 pm, show at 7:30 pm. Valley Players Theater. www.valleyplayers.com. Tickets: 583-1674.

 

Backcountry Pow Sunday, March 29, noon to sundown, at Breadloaf Inn, Granville. AT and tele demos, Fatbikes, kids’ skiing activities (bring skis), live entertainment, Mexican food. Some proceeds go to Rochester Area Sports Trail Alliance. RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tickets at Clearwater Sports.

 

Winter Farmers’ Market, every Sunday, 11 am-3 pm, Masonic Lodge, Waitsfield (Route 100 and Bridge St.).

 

Easter at Mad River Glen, mountaintop service, 8 am (7:30 lift ride); Egg Hunt, 11 am; chicken BBQ, Easter costume parade, 1:30 pm. www.madriverglen.com. April 5.

 

Easter at Sugarbush, morning service at Allyn’s Lodge, visit from the Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt (Mt. Ellen and Lincoln Peak). www.sugarbush.com. April 5.

 

LEAP Energy Fair, exhibits, speakers, Marko the magician at 11 am, free electronics recycling, Sat., April 11, 9 am-3 pm, Crossett Brook Middle School, free admission. Info: www.waterburyleap.org; Ned Houston, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 244-7829.

 

Ox-Drawn Sleigh Rides, Neill Farm, Waitsfield, Saturdays, 10 am, noon, and 2 pm. Reserve: Kaleigh, (802) 279-7121.

 

 

 

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Fun & Games

 

Mad River Valley Egg Hunt, Sat., March 28. Refreshments, 9:30 am; egg hunt, 10 am. Waitsfield Telecom (across from elementary school). All ages. Free.

 

Chez Henri-Grand Marnier Cup Race, Sat., March 28, 10 am, Racers Edge course. Register: Fri., March 27, 4-7 pm, at Chez Henri; or Sat., 8-9:30 am, Gate House. Awards, raffle, 3 pm, Chez Henri. Proceeds benefit MRV Health Center.

 

Mogul Challenge, third leg of Triple Crown, Sat., March 28, 10:30 am, Mad River Glen. www.madriverglen.com.

 

Pond Skimming, ski or ride across water. Awards for costume, style, splash. Sat., March 28, noon. Limited to 100 people, register, 8-10 am, Gate House Lodge ticketing. Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush.

 

Signs of Spring Snowshoe, Sat. and Sun., March 28 and 29, 10:30 am, Mad River Glen Naturalist Programs.

 

Craft events for kids: Spring-Themed Arts & Crafts, Sat., March 28, 10 am; Earth Day Crafts & Activities, Sun., April 19, 1 pm. Peanut and Mouse, Waitsfield. Reserve: 583-3669.

 

Mad River Valley Little League registration, boys and girls ages 5-12, Wed., April 1, 6:30-8:30 pm, Bongiorno’s, or visit www.madriverbaseball.com. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Game Night, Wed., April 1, 5-7 pm, Joslin Memorial Library, free, all ages, pizza and cider.

 

Spring Lacrosse registration, grades 3-8 (grade 2 if space permits). Info/registration: www.MadRiverLax.org.

 

The Pirate, The Princess and The Pea, puppet show, Sat., April 4, 10:30 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School gym. Doors open at 10 am, crafts, books, refreshments in cafeteria before and after show. Free, open to all.

 

Little Otters Nature Playgroup, up to age 5, Fridays, 9:30-11 am, Knoll Farm, Fayston. Outdoor playgroup, outdoor clothing, bring snacks. (Canceled if below 10 degrees.) Info: littleottersnp.tumblr.com; Lindsey, 496-3235. Free; donations welcome.

 

Warren Playgroup: Story Adventures, Fridays, 10-11:30 am, Warren Town Hall, free, open to all. Info: Nikki Neal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 508-561-1654.

 

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.

 

 

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Fundraisers

 

Sugarbush Lost and Found Sale, unclaimed items to be sold, proceeds for Sugarbush Employees Relief Fund. March 26 and 27: Thurs., 4-6 pm; Fri., 9 am-3 pm. Sleeper Room, Gate House Lodge.

 

Hockey fundraiser for Project Graduation, Sat., April 4, 5 pm, Waterbury Ice Center. Teams: Ice Center board members vs. staff, Harwood Youth Hockey board members vs. coaches, and Harwood high school students vs. middle school students. All proceeds benefit Project Graduation.

 

 

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Library

 

Toy Hacking, deconstruct electronic toys, see how they work. Age 10-adults. Thurs., March 26, 3:15-4:15 pm, Warren Library, free. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3913.

 

Armchair Travelogue: Barcelona with Marijke Niles, Tues., April 7, 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place. Themed lunch: paella. Reserve: 496-2543.

 

VT Humanities Council book discussion series, “Orchestrated Stories”: Vivaldi’s Virgins by Barbara Quick, Thurs., April 9, 9 am, Joslin Library. Free.

 

READ, book discussion group, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, grades 3-6, Thurs., April 16, 3-4:30 pm. Joslin Memorial Library, 496-4205.

 

VT Poet Laureate Sydney Lea to read at Waterbury Public Library, Thurs., April 16, 6:30 pm, free.

 

Karen Kalkstein, mixed media artist, exhibit runs through March 31, Warren Library.

 

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

 

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

 

Joslin Library Preschool Story Hour: Mondays, 10 am. Ocean Dreams theme, March 30. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205.

 

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

 

Waterbury Public LibraryStory Times, Baby/toddler, ages 0-3, Mondays, 10 am; Preschool Story Time,ages 3-6, Fridays, 10 am. Free. Temporary location, 30 Foundry St. 244-7036, www.waterburypubliclibrary.com.

 

 

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Meetings

 

Moretown Republican Committee meetings, fourth Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Pizza, Fayston. 496-3296.

 

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.

 

 

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Music

 

Cruise Control, apres-ski music at Sugarbush, Thurs., March 26, Green Mt. Lounge.

 

Dinner and music with Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys (Americana roots), three-course dinner, cash bar, Thurs., March 26, 6:30 pm, Phantom, Waitsfield. Reserve: www.phantomvt.com, 496-6068.

 

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

 

Apres-ski music, Sat., March 28, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush, free: The Detonators, Castlerock Pub; Eric and the Wreckage, Wunderbar; Woedoggies, Green Mt. Lounge.

 

Soule Monde (Ray and Russ), Sat., April 4, 3-7 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.

 

Anthony Santor and friends, jazz brunch, Sun., April 5, 10 am-2 pm. Live music on Valley Night, Wed., April 1. Big Picture Theater, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.

 

Mad River Chorale rehearsals, Mondays (except school holidays), 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room. Singers welcome. www.madriverchorale.net, 496-2048.

 

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.

 

 

 

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Seniors

 

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thursdays, April 9 and 30, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. There is a fee.

 

Support And Services at Home (SASH) presentation by coordinator Kenneth Russell, Tues., April 14, after lunch, Evergreen Place.

 

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

 

Tai Chi with Kenneth, Tuesdays, 1 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield.

 

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.

 

Easter luncheon, ham dinner, Thurs., April 2, noon, Evergreen Place. Reserve: Austin, 496-2543.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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The Arts

 

Book release party of A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living by Helen Whybrow and Peter Forbes. With music by Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem (Americana). Sun., March 29, 4:30 pm, Big Picture Theater.

 

First Friday with Roarke Sharlow, art exhibit opening, Three Mountain Cafe, April 3.

 

Valley Reporter cartoonist Keith Davidson exhibit, Madsonian Museum, Bridge St., Waitsfield.

 

Rumors, a play by Neil Simon, White River Valley Players. Fri. and Sat., March 27 and 28, 7:30 pm, Rochester High School. Tickets: 767-3954 or White River Valley Credit Union.

 

Local artist Heidi Morgan, exhibit runs until March 31, Three Mountain Cafe, Waitsfield.

 

KidsACT spring musical theater classes, grades 1-6, March 30-May 19, Valley Players Theater. Info: http://kidsactvt.com/kidsact-classes.

 

Start with Art, group meets to share/learn artistic skills, Thursdays, 2 pm, at SHaRC. Knit a Bit, knitting and coffee, Wednesdays, 3 pm, SHaRC. 583-6700. Free.

 

 

 

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Workshops

 

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

 

 

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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