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UPDATED: 11/20/14

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


Community Events


Vermont Health Connect rep will answer questions about individual plans; during her visits residents can make appointment to complete enrollment: Thurs., Nov. 20, 9 am-noon, Joslin Library; Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am-1 pm, Moretown Library.


The Big Kicker, Sugarbush and Mad River Glen ski season kickoff party, rail jams, ski movies, music, food, libations, live auction for ski passes, Sat., Nov. 22, 5-10 pm, at American Flatbread, free admission.


Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market, Sun., Nov. 23, 10 am-2 pm, Inn at Round Barn Farm.


Mad River Valley Turkey Trot, 2.5-mile fun run/walk through Warren Village, prizes for top finishers, best costume, Thurs., Nov. 27, 10 am-noon, meet at Warren School. Register: or day of race, 9-9:30 am.


Free Community Dinner, Fri., Nov. 28, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church, Route 100. Transportation available, call 496-3065.


Moth storytelling event, theme is “Holidays, the good, the bad and the ugly,” Sun., Nov. 30, 7 pm. East Warren Community Market, upstairs.


Battle for the Elephants, film, wildlife expert Laurel Neme will discuss wildlife poaching, trafficking. Free, hosted by Green Mt. Global Forum, Thurs., Dec. 4, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater.


Holiday Ornament-Making for kids, Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am-1 pm. Holiday Cookie Decorating, Sun., Dec. 7, 1 pm. Peanut and Mouse, Waitsfield. Pre-register: 583-3669, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Country Christmas and Holiday Paint-In, Sat. and Sun., Dec. 6 and 7. Holiday shopping in Waitsfield and Warren, punch card at participating merchants for prize drawing; artists painting at local shops on Sat.; art exhibit starts Sat., 3 pm, continues Sun. (Bridge St., Waitsfield). Info: 496-6682, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SugarBash, birthday celebration for Sugarbush, vintage ski and ride costume contest, music by The Grift, complimentary snacks, free admission. Sat., Dec. 6, 8-11 pm, Gate House Lodge.


Moretown Christmas Bazaar, Sat., Dec. 6, 10 am-2 pm, Moretown Town Hall. Local crafts, baked goods, food items, cookie walk, lunch.


River of Light Lantern Parade departs from Thatcher Brook School (Stowe St., Waterbury), music by Sambatucada and Jeh Kulu, Sat., Dec. 6, 5 pm. Bonfire, hot chocolate to follow, Dac Rowe Field.


Sled dog team, fire pit, cookies, cider, hot chocolate, Sun., Dec. 7, Mad River Green. Time TBA.


Moretown Artisans’ Sale, Dec. 13 and 14: Sat., 10 am-4 pm; Sun., 11 am-4 pm. Moretown Elementary School.





Fun & Games


Mad River Lacrosse and Waterbury Lacrosse registration ends Nov. 30, boys and girls in grades 3-8.




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..




Gingerbread learning workshop for those entering the contest, Sat., Nov. 22, noon- 3 pm, East Warren Community Market, upstairs. Free to attend; gingerbread dough and candy will be for sale.




Warren Gingerbread Contest and Display, Dec. 5-8, East Warren Schoolhouse, upstairs. Fundraiser for Warren After School Program. Info: East Warren Community Market, 496-6758.




Cookie and Cupcake Decorating class for kids with Chef John Lumbra, free, no registration necessary, Sundays, Dec. 7 and 14, 10 am-2 pm, The Kitchen at The Store, Waitsfield, 496-4465.




Sugarbush Racing Club kickoff party, meeting, Sun., Dec. 14, 4:30-6 pm, Castlerock Pub. Meets every Thurs. starting Jan. 8 for a fun two-run race and apres party. Skiers and riders age 18-plus welcome to join.




Warren Playgroup: Adventures in Clay, Crafts and Sensory Fun with Ellen Kucera, Fridays through Dec. 19, 10-11:30 am, Warren School art room. Free, open to all.




Photos with Santa, Sat., Dec. 13, noon-3 pm,Precious Moments Preschool, Moretown. Decorate cookies, write letter to Santa, Christmas crafts. Sponsored by CCO Youth Ministries; donations at the door. 496-4516.




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.







Turkey Project donations being accepted, turkey dinner baskets will be given to local households in need. Make checks payable to MRVIC, mail to MRV Interfaith Council, Attn Thanksgiving, PO Box 342, Waitsfield, VT 05673; or drop off checks, cash or food at The Valley Reporter, Mad River Green.


Benefit Yard Sale for a family affected by a recent fire, Sat., Nov. 22, 9 am-3 pm, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield. Brian Carten and therapy dog, Judson, will visit at 12:30 pm.


Field to Barn Harvest Dinner, portion of proceeds go to MRV Food Shelf. Sat., Nov. 22, 6 pm, Round Barn Farm. Get tickets by Nov. 15: 496-2276.


Red Cross blood drives: Sat., Nov. 22, 10 am-3:30 pm, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury, call for appointment, 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767); and Mon., Dec. 1, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, Cabot Creamery, 193 Home Farm Way, Waitsfield, call Stephanie Cadieux for appointment, (802) 563-3892.






Black Natchez, documentary film by the late Ed Pincus and David Neuman, filming in Natchez, Mississippi, in the 1960s as the African-American community struggled against racism. Thurs., Nov. 20, 7 pm, Warren Library, free.


Paintings by Melissa Purdy, Nov. 3-Jan. 3, Warren Library.


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


After school games, free, drop-in, Monday, Nov. 24. Warren Library.


Wildlife expert Laurel Neme presentation, free, Thurs., Dec. 4, 4 pm, Joslin Memorial Library. Info on Neme:


Tea for Teens, workshop on tasting and making sachets led by Heidi Laliberte of Tiny Tea House. Wed., Dec. 10, 6:45 pm, at Warren Library. Free to attend, charge for bulk tea used to make sachets. Register: Colleen Mays, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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., 10 am. Theme for 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. Theme for Nov. 24: Happy Thanksgiving.


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


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, 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, 6 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 Indomitable Snow Celebration, Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, ice bar, bonfire all night. Fri., Nov. 21, doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm, Big Picture, 496-8994,


Pappy, Wed., Nov. 26, 7 pm, Valley Night, Big Picture, 496-8994,


A Ceremony of Carols,Mad River Chorale holiday concerts: Fri., Dec. 19, 7:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church; Sun., Dec. 21, 4:30 pm, Warren United Church. Nonperishable food items accepted. Tickets: Info: 496-4781.


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


Auditions for Almost, Maine by John Cariani, Sun., Nov. 23, 1 pm; and Mon., Nov. 24, 6:30 pm, Valley Players Theater. Info: Ruth Ann Pattee, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-793-4220, or


En Plein Air, 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.


Holiday Group Show runs through Jan. 3, Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury. Hours: 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.,


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


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.





Vegetarian Protein Cooking Class,getting adequate protein from plant-based sources, Sun., Nov. 23, 2-4:30 pm, Fiddleheads Cuisine,


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.