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UPDATED: 07/17/14

- 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 Tim Brick, country, July 17, 6:30-8:30 pm.


Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Live music by John Daly Trio, July 19.


Yestermorrow Summer Lecture Series: Rod Northcutt, “Isolation Busting: The Power of Socially Engaged Art-Making,”Wed., July 23, 7 pm. Free, open to public.


Mad Birders Walk, Sat., July 19, Franklin County. Meet at Waitsfield Shaw’s to carpool, 6 am. Bring lunch, water, sturdy shoes.


Free Community Dinner, Fri., July 25, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church, all welcome. Transportation available, 496-4646.


Festival Picnic, bring a picnic, cash bar and flatbread available, music, activities, fireworks, Sun., Aug. 3, 5-10 pm, Lareau Farm Inn, Waitsfield. Free admission, suggested donation. 496-8856.


Taste of The Valley, Sun., Aug. 10, 5-8 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush. Tickets:





Fun & Games


Mad River Little League hosts State Baseball Championship Tournamentat Couples Field, four top VT teams, starts Sat., July 19, 11 am-2 pm. Also Tues.-Thurs., 5 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


4-H Working Steer qualifying event for Eastern States, Fitness & Showmanship, Cart Class, Stoneboat Class. Sat., Aug. 2, 10 am, Kenyon’s Field, Waitsfield. Free admission.


Fairie House Building, all ages, Sun., Aug. 3, 10 am-1 pm, Lareau Farm.


Harwood Trail Series, running on cross-country trails behind Harwood, Fridays, 6:30 pm, all ages. Register before 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 hosted by Mad River Family Practice, all ages and abilities, Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am, Old County Rd. Waitsfield. Meet at MRV Health Center parking lot. Info: Kate, 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, etc., July 17 & 24, 4 pm, Nature Center. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle, Waterbury Reservoir, July 17 & 24, 7 pm. Water Striders 2, walk the Stevenson Brook, July 17, 19, 24, 26, 1:30 pm. Rockin’ the Little River, guided tour of dam, July 19 & 26, 11 am. Birds by Ears & Eyes, July 20, 9 am; July 17 & 24, 11 am; July 18 & 25, 7 pm. Owl Prowl, Night Ghost Hike, July 19, 23, 26, 7 pm. Mushrooms Demystified, July 18 & 25, 11 am. It Ate the Lake, invasives, July 19 & 26, 10:15 am.


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.






Women’s Food & Healing Program fundraising dinner, Fri., July 25, Hartshorn’s Organic Farm. Tickets:





Mysteries of Science with Exordium Adventures, ages 5-plus, Thurs., July 17, 6-7 pm. Moretown Memorial Library.


Mysterious Things Happen with Science, fun science exploration with Mr. K, ages 4-plus. Waterbury Library, Fri., July 18, 10 am.


Spool Racers, build and race wooden spools, ages 8-plus, Sat., July 19, 11 am-noon, Moretown Library.


Draw Your Own Cryptozoology Cartoon Workshop, ages 7-plus, Sat., July 19, 1-2 pm, Warren Library.


Touch the Fire Truck, learn about fire safety, Mon., July 21, 10 am, Moretown Elementary parking lot, all ages. Hosted by Moretown Library.


Tuesday “Crafternoons” in July, ages 7-11, 1-2:30 pm, St. Leo’s Parish Hall, Waterbury. July 22, Quilled Paper Designs; July 29, Science & Art. Register: Waterbury Library, 244-7036.


Summer Reading Program, Warren Library, science theme, Wednesdays, 3:30-5 pm: July 23, “You’re So, Like, Alternative,” alternative sources of energy. July 30, “Something to Reflect Upon,” play with light and color using mirrors, LEDs, etc.


Concerts in the park next to Joslin Library: Celtic duo, Fri., July 25, noon; “The History of Ragtime,” live piano music, Thurs., Aug. 7, noon. Free.


Stories about Science with Peter Burns, actual fun and easy scientific experiments, ages 3-plus. Waterbury Library, Fri., July 25, 10 am.


One Step Away, documentary film by the late Ed Pincus, of Roxbury, about a San Francisco commune during the Summer of Love, 1967. Free. Fri., July 25, 7-9 pm, Warren Library.


Pop-Up Books,Sat., July 26, 11 am-noon. Learn to create your own pop-up book. Ages 8 and up. Moretown 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, no registration.


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 themes: July 23, Sun and Wind; July 30, Night Sky. 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: Mon., July 14, 10 am, “Fly with Me!”


Moretown Library Preschool Story Time, up to age 5, Fri., July 25, 11:15-11:45 am, “What’s that Sound?”


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






MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6pm, atBongiorno’s Italian 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.







Soulstice Lite, “One Love Jamaican Night” at Big Picture Theater & Cafe, Wed., July 23, 7:30 pm. 496-8994,




Live music at Round Up Wednesday by the Mad River behind Bridge Street Marketplace, July 12, 4 pm-dark. Food, drinks available.




Free concert series, every Wed., 6:30 pm: A Fly Allusion, funk, R&B, soul, Motown, July 23; Mil, folk trio from Montreal, July 30; Dave Keller Band, original blues, Aug. 6; The Passeri and Turidae Trios, classical, Aug. 13. Memorial Bandstand next to Rumney School, Middlesex, bring chair/blanket. Rain venue: Rumney School. Info: John Puleio, 272-7578; Elliot Burg, 272-4920.




Jimmy T and the Cobras with George and Mike Woodard, rock/country, Fri., July 25, 5:30-9:30 pm, Hope Davey Field, Waterbury Center. Tickets at event or advance. Info: Mike Woodard, 229-8372.




Beethoven to Bernstein, two centuries of piano duos with Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson, Fri., Aug. 8, 7:30 pm, Warren United Church. Tickets: 496-3865.




Music at Moose Meadow concert series: VT Philharmonic Pops, Sun., Aug. 10; Opera & Broadway hits with Kimberly Moller, soprano, and James Myers, piano, Thurs., Aug. 14; Moose Meadow Lodge, Duxbury. Benefits Eleva Chamber Players., 244-8354.




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.









Guys & Dolls Cookout, local trout and BBQ, Thurs., July 17, noon, Evergreen Place. Reserve: 496-2543.


Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., July 31, 8 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878.


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


Diner Days Breakfast prepared by Walter Brink, formerly of Jay’s Restaurant, every Mon. and Thurs., 8-10 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center, 496-2543. By donation, supports Meals On Wheels.


Family-Style Lunch, open to all, discount for age 60+, Tues. & Thurs., noon. Music with pianist Joan Foster, Thursdays in May. 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


Phantom Theater: The Silent Clowns: A Celebration of Silent Film Comedians, Fri., July 18, 8 pm. The Art of Mime, Marcel Mareau, a tribute, Sat., July 19, 8 pm. Mime Workshop, Sun., July 10, 10 am. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thurs.-Sat., July 24-26, 7:30 pm. Jeanne Darst, author of Fiction Ruined My Family, Thurs., July 31, 8 pm. Edgcomb barn, Warren. 496-5997,


Green Mt. Watercolor Exhibition runs through July 26, Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm, Big Red Barn Gallery at Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, free admission.


Broadway Cabaret, Sun., July 20, 8 pm, The Skinner Barn, Waitsfield.


Photo Show in the Round Barn, July 28-Sept. 1: weekdays, 10 am-5 pm; weekends, 10 am-2:30 pm. Waitsfield. Free admission. Opening reception, Aug. 6, 5:30-7:30 pm.


Big Red Barn Art Show, July 31-Aug. 31, Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm. Meet the artists reception, Sun., Aug. 3, 5-7 pm. Lareau Farm, Waitsfield.


Violet, a musical based on the short story The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts, set in 1964. Wed.-Sun., July 30-Aug. 10, 8 pm, The Skinner Barn. 496-4422,


Holiness and the Feminine Spirit, art of Janet McKenzie, Aug. 1-31, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Thurs.-Mon., noon-5 pm. Aug. 2: Artist talk, 3:30-4:30 pm; Meet the artist reception, 4:30-6 pm. Free admission.


Poetry Society of VT Summer Festival at Knoll Farm, Sat., Aug. 2, 10 am-3:30 pm. Poet Gary Margolis leads writing workshop, 10 am-12:30 pm. Bring lunch. Poetry reading (free), 1:30-3:30. Register for workshop, fee for nonmembers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


On the Way Art Show and Sale, art by four VT artists, music, Sun., Aug. 3, noon-4 pm, Moretown Town Hall.

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


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


Start with Art, group meets to share/learn artistic skills, Thursdays, 1 pm, at SHaRC, free, 583-6700.


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






Re-creating Yourself After Divorce, the intuitive instinct of horses uncovers what is next for you; non-riding hands-on workshop, no horse experience necessary. Aug. 2, Waitsfield. Info: 496-2730,


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.