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Friends of the Stowe Free Library: Donations to 2020 Book Sale

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: noon to 7 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed Sunday and holidays.

90 Pond St. 253-6145, librarian@stowelibrary.org/friends.

Lamoille Chamber of Commerce Mixer

Feb. 3: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 50/50 cash raffle; tickets $5; five for $20; bring donation for Clarina (hand soap, laundry pods, paper towels, tissues, toilet paper, 13 gallon trash bags), receive a free ticket. Benefits Lamoille Housing Partnership & Clarina Howard Nichols Center.

Sushi Yoshi, 1128 Mountain Road. Open to the community: register at conta.cc/2TiorMj.

North Country Animal League: "Menagerie: Animal House"

Feb. 8: 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. "Party like animals for animals!" 21st annual fundraiser for the cats and dogs. Cocktail reception, "Wheel of Furrtune," raffle (limited edition pair of J Skis), live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres, buffet dinner, drinking, and "college fun." Movie and college costumes (togas, too!) encouraged. Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa, 1746 Mountain Road. Tickets: $100. Reserve now for groups. ncal.com, 802-888-5065, extension 106, info@ncal.com.


Craftsbury Public Library: “You Are the Help Until Help Arrives"

Jan. 26: 1 to 4 p.m. Margaret Slosberg, M.D., emergency management director in Lyme, N.H. Free FEMA-sponsored course on emergency response. Hands-on skills and discussion.

12 Church Lane. Advance registration required at library or Susan, 802-586-9683, craftsburylibrary@gmail.com.


St. Francis Xavier School Calcutta

Jan. 31: 6 p.m. Live and silent auctions, dinner for two with ball purchase, football pool, raffle.

Hampton Inn, 42 Lower Mountain View Drive. sfxcalcutta.org.



Sterling College Open House: “Working Hands, Working Minds”

Feb. 8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prospective students and families welcome. Tour, faculty and student presentations, scholarship and awards information, lunch.

Pre-registration required: admission@sterlingcollege.edu, 802-586-7711, 16 Sterling Drive.


Highland Center for the Arts: Trivia Tuesdays

6:30 (sharp) to 7:30 p.m. Teams of up to six. Free.

2875 Hardwick St. Reservations: 533-9399. highlandartsvt.org.


Cambridge Area Rotary Winterfest: “World Famous” Pie for Breakfast Fundraiser

Jan. 25: 8 to 11 a.m. Cambridge Elementary School cafeteria. $5 for all-you-can-eat pie and a "bottomless" cup of coffee. rotarycambridge.org.

Let’s Do Lunch

Feb. 26 (Fourth Wednesday): 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Soup, salads, make a sandwich, homemade dessert. Noon: prize bingo. Free; donations welcome.

Second Congregational UCC, 16 Church St. Nanci Lepsic, 343-2372.


Hotlines/Health Services Numbers

• Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

• Crisis Text Line: VT to 741741

• Lamoille County Mental Health Services Crisis Team: 802-888-5026 (day); 802-888-8888 (after hours).

RSVP Bone Builders

Free exercise class to fight osteoporosis, improve balance.

Hyde Park: Tuesday and Friday, 10 to 11 a.m. Sterling View at Community Hall. Dan: 888-2190.

Johnson: Monday and Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m. Municipal Building. Linda, 635-7362.

Morrisville: Tuesday and Friday, 1 to 2 p.m. 24 Upper Main St. Maxine, 730-7485.


North Branch Nature Center: Ice on Fire

Feb. 2: 2 to 5 p.m. 2 p.m. Opening parade. 4:30 p.m. closing ceremony/bonfire. Central Vermont Winter Festival. All ages. Suggested donation: $5 adults, $3 child, $10 family. Bring mugs for chili and hot cider. Volunteers needed.

713 Elm St. 223-1242, alltogethernowvt@gmail.com.


Lamoille Housing Partnership Open House

Jan. 29: 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Lamoille County Civic Center, 24 Main St., Morrisville. Learn more about the partnership’s affordable housing proposal, Village Center Apartments. Public welcome, free; snacks provided. lamoillehousing.org/events

Mountain River School: Winter Carnival and Nordic Ski Race

Feb. 8: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1K to 10K; obstacle courses, sledding, snow sculpting. All ages.

2648 Randolph Road. lacy.mink@ gmail.com, 802-522-5510.


Capstone Community Action: Free Winter Clothing Giveaway

Daily 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. until clothing is gone. Donated by the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

250 Industrial Park Drive. 802-888-7993, capstonevt.org.

Coral Chapter 16, Order of Eastern Star: Homemade Soup Sale

Jan. 25: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $7 per quart. 16 Portland St. Gary Anderson, 888-0034, gander1646@aol.com.

River Arts Center Indian Dinner & Cricket Blue

Jan. 25: 6:30 p.m. doors. 7 p.m. Indian dinner by Sustainable Kitchen Chef Kate Halladay for purchase on first floor; concert by Cricket Blue, indie folk duo. $15.

74 Pleasant St. 888-1261 or judith@riverartsvt.org.

‘Falls Prevention’ Tai Chi

Mondays: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Improves balance, relieves arthritis pain, gently stretches. Free to seniors.

Lamoille County Civic Center, 24 Main St., Morrisville.

River Arts Photo Co-op

Feb. 20 (Third Thursday): 6 to 8 p.m. Photography enthusiasts gather, share feedback and knowledge.

74 Pleasant St. 802-888-1261, riverartsvt.org.

Breakfast on Us

Monday to Friday: 7 to 9 a.m. Free. Pizza to go.

United Community Church, 84 Upper Main St. 888-2225.

Central Vermont Council on Aging

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday: Helpline assistance only.

Appointments and Helpline: 800-642-5119. cvcoa.org.

Games at Lamoille Civic Center

Mahjong: Thursday, 10 a.m. to noon.

Card games: Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.

24 Upper Main St. Nancy Alty, 888-7203; lamoillecountyciviccenter.com. Refreshments. Information: 888-4600.


PoemTown Randolph: Seventh Annual Celebration

Feb. 1: Submission deadline. Vermont residents, all ages. Maximum of three original poems, each 24 lines or less. Poets encouraged to submit poems that consider the climate emergency (not mandatory).

For poets without access to email, contact Janet Watton at 802-728-9402. Submissions: poemtown.org.


French Canadian Supper

Feb. 1: 5 p.m. Pea soup, meat pie, mashed potatoes, dessert, beverages, etc. $12 suggested donation, benefits charities of Rosary Council 4684, Knights of Columbus.

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church Hall, 64 West Main St. 434-2521 (day), 802-872-8063 (evenings).


Waterbury Area Senior Center

  • Strength Training Exercise Group for Seniors

Monday and Friday: 9 to 9:45 a.m. Open to anyone over 65, not just residents of Waterbury. Weights and instruction provided. Free. Sue: 244-7909.

  • Waterbury Winterfest Wassailing and Chili Dinner

Jan. 29: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Vegetarian and meat available, cornbread, salad bar, beverage. $10.

Reservations not necessary.

director@wasca.org, wasca.org.

Waterbury Library

  • Drop-In Board and Tabletop Games

Jan. 25: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teens to adults. Host Vinni Yasi. Betrayal at House on the Hill, Dominion, Eclipse, Forbidden Island, Millennium Blades, Scythe, Settlers of Catan, Splendor, and more. Welcome to bring games with good level of logic and reasoning (no Monopoly, Sorry, etc.)

  • Craft Nights

Jan. 27, Feb. 24, March 30: Open 6 to 8 p.m. SAL room. Drop-in. Welcoming, non-judgmental environment.

  • Dungeons and Dragons

First Saturday (Feb. 1, March 7, April 4). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beginner-friendly campaign. Dungeon Master Vinni Yasi. Supplies provided; participants can bring their own things. Starter-friendly module “The Lost Mine of Phandelver.” Teen to adult; mature children who can sit, listen, and have fun.

28 N. Main St. Judi Byron, 244-7036, waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Waterbury Winterfest

• Family Skate, Ice Game, Opening Ceremonies: Jan. 24: 5 p.m. Join Elsa and Anna from "Frozen 2." Music, Ice Jug Curling, Human Bowling. Anderson Outdoor Skating Rink.

• Biathlon: Jan. 25: 9 a.m. to noon. Nordic skis. 1.1 km. Age 7 and up. Guns and targets by Capital Region Nordic Alliance. Pilgrim Park (behind train station).

• Jan. 25: 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Snowshoe Loaner Program. Waterbury Public Library.

• Broomball: Odyssey of the Mind Competition: Jan. 25: 9 a.m. Captain's meeting. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Family-friendly; adults and children. Winter boots or shoes and helmets. Anderson Outdoor Skating Rink, Butler Street. $10 adult, $5 child, $80 team. Signed waivers required to participate. Pre-registration preferred: waterburywinterfest.com. Laura Parette, 802-233-0576, laura@lauraparette.com

• Cookie Decorating with Maxi's Baker: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. All ages. Recreation Building, Anderson Field.

• Musical Munchkins: Jungle Beat. 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Miss Andrea; Green Mountain Performing Arts.

• Ice Jug Curling: Noon to 2 p.m. All ages. Anderson Outdoor Skating Rink.

• NNEDUG Drone Races: Noon registration. Races 1 to 3 p.m. Prizes. Thatcher Brook Primary School gym.

• Hockey Triple Header: 3 p.m. Girls Varsity. 5 p.m. Boys Varsity. 7:15 p.m. Enforcers vs HYHA coaches. Ice Center.

• Winterfest Bocce Ball: Feb. 1: 9 to 11 a.m. Eight teams of four; tournament style; two simultaneous games. Anderson Field. All ages. Pre-registration requested: waterburywinterfest.com.

• "Made in Vermont": 4:30 and 7 p.m. screenings. Independent comedy film. Talk with filmmakers. $8 suggested donation at door. Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave. grangehallcc.com.

• Family Fun Run/Walk: Jan. 26: 10:30 a.m. Registration. $5. 11 a.m. Start. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Cafe/Visitor Center.

• Connector Trail - 8th Descent: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Blush Hill Country Club. $10 donation to VAST Green Mountain Roamers.

• Keeping the Winter in Winterfest: 10 Short Films: Jan. 28: 6:30 p.m. Steele Community Room, Waterbury Municipal Office. Refreshments by donation to Winterfest. Waterbury LEAP.

• Winterfest Beer Quiz: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Blackback Pub. $15, flight of six beers. 1 Stowe St.

• Wassailing, Jan. 29: 6 to 8 p.m. Six downtown businesses. Chili dinner, Waterbury Senior Center, $10, BYOB. Finale at Stowe Street Cafe.

• "Starry Night." Jan. 30: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Vermont Astronomical Society. Waterbury Public Library. 244-7036, judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com. SAL room open; snacks.

• Starlight XC Ski, Snowshoe and Classic Vinyl (bring vintage vinyl). 7 to 10 p.m. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free beer pour, Four Quarters Brewery.

• Beer Tasting. Jan. 31: 5 to 7 p.m. Craft Beer Cellar. 9 p.m. Zach Nugent Full Band, Zenbarn.

• Feb. 1: 9 to 11 a.m. Winter Bocce Ball, Anderson Field.

• The Tiny Acorn: 10:30 a.m. Loving the Snow Story Time. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Face painting.

• MakerSphere. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 30 Foundry St.

• Art Walk and Studio Tours. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Self-guided, one-mile, eight locations.

• Snow Volleyball: 12:30 p.m. Registration. 1 to 3 p.m. Games. Co-ed. $5 suggested donation. Horseshoe Field, State Office Complex.

• Snow Soccer Olympics: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Horseshoe Field.

• Capital Soccer Club Winter Soccer Friendly Matches: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Horseshoe Field.

• Fat Tire Bike Demo and Group Ride: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Demo. Rides: 1 to 4 p.m. Bring helmet.

• The DEW in concert. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Rusty Parker Memorial Park.

• Alchemist Pour. 3 to 5 p.m. GMC Cafe and Visitor Center.

• Big Toy Night: 3 to 5 p.m. Up to age 6. Thatcher Brook Primary School gym.

• Snow Ball Dance/Silent Auction: 7 to 11 p.m. Country Club of Vermont, Waterbury Center. $20 advance, $25 at door: waterburywinterfest.com.

• Snow Football. Feb. 2: 12:30 p.m. registration. 1 p.m. game, Horseshoe Field.

• History Snowshoe/Hike of Camp Smith, noon to 2 p.m. Little River State Park. Bring snack, water; snowshoe rentals, Waterbury Sports, 46 S. Main St. or Waterbury Library lending program.

• Waterbury Wicked: Women's Introduction to Hockey, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Free. Ice Center.


Waterbury Community Center Feasibility Study

Feb. 4: 6:30 p.m. Future direction for the project discuss.

May: Completion of feasibility study.

Steele Community Room, Municipal Center, 28 N. Main St. Steve Lotspeich, 802-244-1012 or slotspeich@waterburyvt.com.


Wolcott Town Hall: Black History Month Community Event

Feb. 8: 5 p.m. Dinner with African food, African dancing by Ballet Wolcott. Short presentation on The Rev. George S. Brown's ministry in Wolcott and Africa. Co-sponsored by the Wolcott UMC, Ballet Wolcott, and the Wolcott Historical Society. wolcottvtumc.org.

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