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Calendar of Events

UPDATED: 10/30/14

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


Community Events


The Medicines Movement, presentation by Monica Cahilly, how medicines make their way to consumers, hidden costs of “fast drugs.” Thurs., Oct. 30, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater. Free. Presented by Green Mt. Global Forum.


Free Community Dinner, Fri., Oct. 31, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church, all welcome. Transportation available, 496-4646.


Daylight Savings Time ends, Sunday, Nov. 2. Set clocks back one hour.


Fiber Swap, The Valley Friendly Spinners’ Guild, Tues., Nov. 4, 10 am-1 pm, Carol Collins, 701 VT Rte 100, South Duxbury


Santa’s Workshop Sale, homemade crafts, food, candies, decorations. Nov. 7 & 8: Sat., 9 am-6 pm; Sun., 9 am-3 pm. Waterbury Center Community Church, next to Cold Hollow Cider. Info: 244-8089.




Fun & Games

Glow Golf, Halloween costume party, live music by Mini Detonators, complimentary appetizers, cash bar, parade, fee for glow golf, Oct. 31, 3 pm-midnight, Hogan’s Pub, Sugarbush Golf Club.


Wicked Waterbury Haunted House, family-friendly, Fri., Oct. 31, 6-10 pm, Anderson Park, Intervale Ave. Suggested donation benefits Waterbury Rec swimming pool. Info: 244-7174,


Warren Library: After school games, free, drop-in Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24.


Warren Playgroup: Adventures in Clay, Crafts and Sensory Fun with Ellen Kucera, Fridays through Nov. 14, 10-11:30 am, Warren School art room. Free and open to all.


Bill Koch League, XC skiing program at Ole’s, Tues. afternoons, ages 5-13. Sign up early, space is limited. sign-up ends Nov. 30: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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


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





Harwood Variety Show, proceeds benefit Harwood Music Dept. scholarship fund, Thurs., Oct. 30, 7:30 pm, Harwood theater. Tickets at door. Info: Chris Rivers, 882-1160.


Bid and Boogie, silent auction and dance party, live music by Funkwagon, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Sat., Nov. 1, 7 pm-midnight, Gate House Lodge. Fundraiser for Spring Hill School.


Bingo, Waterbury American Legion Auxiliary fundraiser, Sun., Nov. 2, doors open 11 am, quickies at noon, regular games 1 pm. Lunch available. Info: 244-8404.


Scholastic Book Fair, Mon., Nov. 3, 3-6 pm, and Tues., Nov. 4, 8 am-6 pm, Rochester SchoolFamily and Consumer Science Room. Order online (books for preschoolers to adults) Oct. 27-Nov. 10,


Mountainfilm on Tour, fundraiser for Waitsfield Children’s Center, Sat., Nov. 8, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater.


Red Cross Blood Drive, Wed., Nov. 12, 10:30 am-3:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. Appointments: 1-800-Red-Cross,


Murder Mystery Dinner, silent auction, fundraiser for Harwood Project Graduation. Valley Players play the suspects in Murder on Misty Island. Island apparel encouraged. Dinner by Spice of Life Catering. Fri., Nov. 14, 6 pm, Gate House Lodge. Tickets: or at the door.


Waitsfield PTA Ski & Skate Sale, Nov. 15 & 16: 9 am-3 pm. Waitsfield Elem. School. Consignment drop-off, Fri., Nov. 14, 4-7 pm. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3643.






Meet the Sanborn family, a real “Wonder” family, discussing joys and challenges of raising a daughter with Pfeiffer syndrome. Part 2 of VT Reads discussion of Wonder by RJ Palacio, Crossett Brook Middle School library, Thurs., Nov. 13, 6:30 pm. Hosted by Waterbury Public Library.


Native American myths and legends with Michael Caduto, all ages, Sat., Nov. 15, 11 am, Moretown Library.


Code for Girls, grades 4-6, make interactive stories and animation using code through programs such as Scratch, Hopscotch and Arduino, Wed., Nov. 19, 3-4 pm. Waterbury Library. Register: 244-7036.


Kids Creating Music with Bob Brookens, 18 months-4 years, Sat., Nov. 22, 10 am Waterbury Public Library, free.


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 Time: For parents, babies, toddlers, Wed., Nov. 5, 10 am, Day & Night; Nov. 12, No Story Hour;, Nov. 19, Houses & Homes; Nov. 26, Giving Thanks. 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.


Moretown Library Story Time, Fridays, 11:15 am-noon. Halloween Story Time, songs, crafts, treats, wear costumes, Oct. 31.


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



Couples Club meeting, Mon., Nov. 3, 6 pm, home of Mike and Lynne Kingsbury, Waitsfield.


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.







The Grift, Halloween Bash, Fri., Oct. 31, 9 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.


Vermont Symphonic Winds concert, Halloween-themed music, Sun., Nov. 2, 2 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church. All ages, costumes welcome. Tickets at door; under age 12 admitted free.


Anthony Santor jazz brunch, Sun., Nov. 2, 10 am-2 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994,

Pretty Faces, Thurs., Nov. 6, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater, Waitsfield. Benefit screening for Mad River Path Association


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.







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


Diner Breakfasts at Evergreen Place, open to all, Mondays, 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

Holiday Group Show, Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury; Tues.-Fri., 11 am-7 pm; Sat., 11 am-3 pm; 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.,


Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration, Sat., Nov. 1, 5 pm. Keryn Nightingale’s one-woman show Sympathy for the Devil: The Cancer Initiation of the Hoodless Maiden, 7 pm. Big Picture Theater,, 496-8994.


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


Oils and Watercolors of Susan Bull Riley,exhibit runs through Dec. 31, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield, 496-6682.


Concert in C Flat, a play, Nov. 6-9, 13-16, 7:30 pm, except Sun., Nov. 16, 4 pm. Valley Players Theater.


Brides of the Century, exhibit of original 1845-1945 bridal gowns runs through May 31, 2015, Gen. Wait House. Free. Info: Judy Dodds, 496-2027.


KidsACT Holiday Musical theater program, grades 1-6, starts Nov. 8, Tuesdays 3:30-5 pm, and Sat., 10-11:30 am. Valley Players Theater. Register/info:; Ruth Ann Pattee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 793-4220.


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.





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.