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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Skatium, outdoor ice rink, Waitsfield, opening Fri. evening, Dec. 14. Sat. and Sun.: 11 am-8 pm. For ice conditions, call 496-8845.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mad River Valley-Funding Local Opportunities (local option tax) proposal, community meeting, Thurs., Dec. 13, 7 pm, Waitsfield United Church Village Meeting House.
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.
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.
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 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.
“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.
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/.