Weekly Calendar of Events

Updated: 12/13/18  

Community Events

Winter Market, local vendors, Sundays, 11 am-2 pm, Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield.

Moretown Open Mic and local vendors: photos, T-shirts, hats, potholders, botanicals, body care products. Performances of music, spoken word, holiday singalong. All ages and abilities, family friendly, free. Fri., Dec. 14, 6:30-9 pm, old Town Hall.

Coffee with Kirk, the Warren postmaster, muffins potluck, wish him well in retirement, Sat., Dec. 15, 10 am-noon, Warren Town Hall.

Sugarbash, Sugarbush’s 60th birthday celebration, “60 Years of Music” with The Grift,  dancing, drinks, appetizers, Sat., Dec. 15, 8-11 pm, Gate House Lodge. Free.

Backcountry Film Festival, Fri., Dec. 21, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater. Live music by Pappy and friends, 9 pm. Tickets by donation (min. $1) for Winter Wildlands Alliance and VT Backcountry Alliance: www.bigpicturetheater.info (under Events).

Memory Tree lighting ceremony, Thurs., Dec. 20, 4 pm, next to TD Bank, Waitsfield. www.madrivervalley.com/memorytree.

Sugarbush Festival of Lights Holiday Party, all welcome, free hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Thurs., Dec. 20, 5-7 pm, Rumble’s Kitchen at Sugarbush Resort.

Community Ho Ho Ho Open Mic, all ages, songs, poems, stories, short plays, dances, and other holiday fare, free/donations accepted, Wed., Dec. 21, 7 pm, Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center. Sign up: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 244-4168.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Dec. 28, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Winter S’morestice Celebration: world’s largest s’more; fire artists and dancers; burnaments for resolutions, hopes, memories; music by DJ Newt Wells; food, beer, wine, hot cocoa, coffee. Sat., Dec. 29, 4:30-8 pm, Camp Meade, Middlesex (near Red Hen). Free admission. Come decorated with light. www.campmeade.today.

Fundraisers

MRV Rotary Restaurant Raffle tickets available Fri. and Sat. afternoons at Mehuron’s; Sat. and Sun. at The Warren Store; or from Rotary members. Drawing: Jan. 2019.

Returnable bottles/cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library) in marked shed behind church.

Fun & Games

Magic show, Fri., Dec. 14, 6 pm, upstairs at Warren Town Hall, free.  

Ugly Sweater Party, free appetizers, prizes for Ugliest Sweater, Best Couples Sweater, Most Bedazzled and more. Bring wrapped, new toy ($10+) for UVM Children’s Hospital and get a free drink, Sat., Dec. 22, 3-7 pm, Castlerock Pub.

Family Gingerbread House Building Workshop, Sun., Dec. 23, 4-6 pm, Gate House Lodge, Sugarbush. $35 per family includes materials. Register: www.sugarbush.com/event/family-gingerbread-workshop/.

Sugarbush Racing Club, new members welcome for fun, friendly ski racing, Thursdays, 10 am, www.sugarbushracingclub.com.

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

Kids

Santa will be at Moretown General Store, Sun., Dec. 16, 10 am-2 pm.

Warren Playgroup, ages 0-5, sing and dance, children may bring their favorite stuffed animal. Fridays through Dec. 21, 10 am, Warren Library. Free, open to all. Info: Constancia Gomez, 802-917-1776.

Waitsfield Playgroup, Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, Big Picture Theater, coordinator is Constancia Gomez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free, open to all.

Musical Munchkins free holiday open house, songs, stories, activities kids for their families, Sat., Dec. 15: ages 1-2 (siblings welcome), 9-9:45 am; ages 2-5 (siblings welcome), 10-10:45 am; ages 4-13 months, 11-11:45 am. At Green Mt. Performing Arts, 37 Commercial Dr., Waterbury. RSVP, number of children: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.musicalmunchkins.net.

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Scouts BSA, grades 6-12. Info: cubpack798.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Children’s Room, 8 am-4 pm, weekdays following school calendar, free play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, www.childrensroomonline.org. 244-5605.

Outdoors

Skatium, outdoor ice rink, Waitsfield, opening Fri. evening, Dec. 14. Sat. and Sun.: 11 am-8 pm. For ice conditions, call 496-8845.

Naturalist Snowshoe Program at Mad River Glen starts Dec. 15. Easy to moderate guided snowshoe treks, learn about Stark Mountain’s ecology and wildlife. Sat. and Sun., 10:30 am. Adult, $25; junior, $15; family of 4, $65. Rentals, $5. Register at Ski School. Info: 496-3551, ext. 17; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.madriverglen.com.

Snowshoe tours: Headlamp Snowshoe Tour, Thurs., Dec. 20. Full Moon Snowshoe Dinner Tour, Fri. and Sat., Dec 21 and 22. Reserve: Clearwater Sports, 802-496-2708; clearwatersports.com.

Library

Warren Public Library trustees quarterly meeting, Thurs., Dec. 13, 8:30 am, at the library. The trustees will be available to meet with interested board member candidates at 8 am. All trustees are requested to attend in person.

Mrs. Claus at Moretown Library, Christmas stories, songs, snacks, wear PJs, bring letters for Santa, all ages. Thurs., Dec. 13, 6 pm.

Cookie Swap, bring two dozen cookies and the recipe, Wed., Dec. 19, 6:30 pm, Warren Library.

Knit & Play, bring a project and the kids, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, Warren Library.

Magic: The Gathering Club, fantasy adventure card game, all skill levels. Bring your cards or use the library’s, first and third Sundays of each month, 2-4:30 pm, Warren Public Library. Free. Recommended for ages 9+. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free-Play Fridays: Ages 8+ may drop by the Warren Library after school for snacks, activities, 2:45-4 pm. See events calendar at warrenlibrary.com for each week's activity. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free.

Central VT Adult Basic Education with Dave Busker, free help with technology, literacy, test prep, resumes, etc. Fridays, 1-3 pm. Drop in or by appointment: Joslin Library, 496-4205; Dave Busker, 244-8765.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. http://joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. https://moretownlibrary.com, 496-9728. Free.

Warren Public Library Story Time, Wednesdays, 10:30 am, up to age 6. Amanda Gates, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

Waterbury Public Library Story Times: Baby/toddler, up to age 3, stories, songs, playtime, Mondays, 10 am. Preschoolers, ages 3-6, stories, songs, crafts, Thursdays, 10 am. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.

Meetings

Mad River Valley-Funding Local Opportunities (local option tax) proposal, community meeting, Thurs., Dec. 13, 7 pm, Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House.

Duxbury Planning Commission community forum, updating the Town Plan, Thurs., Dec. 13, 7-8:30 pm, Crossett Brook Middle School cafeteria. Info: Alan Quackenbush, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 244-7512.

Gun Owners of VT meeting, Fri., Dec. 14 (second Friday of each month), 6 pm, Warren Village firehouse. All welcome. Info: Bill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-3789.

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, Dec. 19 (third Wed. of each month), 6 pm, Mad River Health Center, Community Resource Room, second floor. Info/ RSVP: 496-9715, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Drop-ins welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Sun. and Tues., 7 pm, Waitsfield United Church (across from Village Grocery), rear of building; Wed., noon, Gen. Wait House; and Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

Open Mic with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.

“Christmas with Solaris,” Solaris Vocal Ensemble concert, plus Harwood’s I Cantori choir, Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 North Main St. Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 for seniors and students.

Soule Monde (avant funk), Fri., Dec. 14, 9:30 pm, $5, Hostel Tevere, Warren.

The Backline Collective with The Stash, Fri., Dec. 14, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

The Grift at Sugarbash, Sugarbush’s 60th birthday, Sat., Dec. 15, 8-11 pm, Gate House Lodge. Free.

Wednesday Night Dead with Zach Nugent, weekly, 7-9 pm, Zenbarn.

Pappy and friends at the Backcountry Film Festival, Fri., Dec. 21, 6:30 pm, Big Picture Theater. Tickets by donation (min. $1) for Winter Wildlands Alliance and VT Backcountry Alliance: www.eventbrite.com/.

John Lackard Band (blues), Sat., Dec. 22. House Band with the Hostel Horns (rock, funk, blues, soul), Fri., Dec. 28. The Jagaloons (surf music), Sat., Dec. 29. The Grift (booty shaking grooves), Sun., Dec. 30. All at 9:30 pm. $5. Hostel Tevere, Warren.

The Aerolites, New Year’s Eve party, Mon., Dec. 31, 9 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.

Seniors

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center: Dec. 13, Mad River Holiday Chorale, noon. Dec. 18, making snow globes for lights; all craft items free; please sign up to make sure there is enough. Dec. 20, Christmas feast and presents. Dec. 24 and 25, Evergreen and MOW closed. Dec. 27, Joke Day, jokes about Christmas, Santa, snow, elves, etc. Free.

Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation, discount for age 60-plus. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.

Game Day, Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, all welcome. Lessons and playing: Mahjongg, Train Dominos, Cribbage and other games. Info: Debbie, 498-5385.

Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Move! Tuesdays, 2 pm. Fun, varied group exercise with SASH coordinator Kenneth Russell, Evergreen Place.

Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, all welcome.

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

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Dec. 13, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

The Arts

“The Arsonists,” 1953 political satire by Max Frisch, Nov. 30-Dec. 16, Fri. and Sat., 7:30 pm; Sun., 3 pm. Valley Players Theater, Route 100, Waitsfield. www.valleyplayers.com.

“At The Table,” exhibition of local pastel artists celebrating the food we grow and eat, Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center. Runs till Jan. 1: Sat. and Sun., noon-3 pm (closed Dec. 22 and 23). Info: 244-4168, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“The Wind Needs No Invitation,” paintings by Deanna Chilian, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-6682. Exhibit runs through Dec. 22: Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm.

Fiber Riot! Wednesdays, 5-7:30 pm, free. Informal gathering; bring knitting, crocheting, spinning, rug-hooking project. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746, www.madriverfibermill.com.

Workshops

Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield: Pomegranates, Thurs., Dec. 13, 6-8 pm. Seafood, Sat., Dec. 15, 6-8 pm. Italian, Thurs., Dec. 20, 6-8 pm. Winter Wonderland, Fri., Dec. 21, 6-8 pm. Holiday Fondue Party, Sat., Dec. 22, noon-2 pm. Sweet & Savory Crepes, Wed., Dec. 26, noon-2 pm. Pork, Thurs., Dec. 27, 6-8 pm. New Year’s Eve, Sat., Dec. 29, 6-8 pm. Soups & Panini, Sun., Dec. 30, 1-3 pm. $60. http://kitchenatthestore.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing & Yoga Nidra, Tues., Dec. 18, 7-8:30 pm, Valley Glow Yoga. Preregistration requested: www.valleyglowyoga.com/events/.

Winter Solstice Celebration: Candlelit Slow Yoga & Hot Chocolate Tasting, Fri., Dec. 21, 6-7:30 pm, Valley Glow Yoga, $25. Preregister: www.valleyglowyoga.com/events/.

Holiday Pie Making Class at Toast & Eggs. Boston cream, apple, pumpkin. Sun., Dec. 23, 3-5 pm. $50. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..