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Lamoille Family Center Play Groups

Monday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Open-gym style “Movement” playgroup. River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville.

Tuesday: 9 to 10:30 a.m. (In-pool time 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.) Aquatics playgroup. NVU-Johnson SHAPE pool, 337 College Hill Road, Johnson.

Thursday: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Traditional style playgroup. United Church of Johnson, 100 Lower Main St.

Friday: 9 to 11 a.m. Traditional style playgroup. Cambridge Elementary School, 186 School Road, Jeffersonville.

Free. Follows public pre-school academic calendar. Children (birth to age 6) with parents, guardians or caregivers. Lamoille Family Center, 888-5229,

United Way Holiday Gift Card Program for Lamoille County Teens

Dec. 16: Deadline (1) to donate $25 gift cards or certificates from local book or clothing stores, Amazon, Walmart, movie theaters, restaurants, at United Way office inside TD Bank or TD Bank drive-through. Deadline (2) for parents of youth 13 to 18 to apply for the program by phone or in person (proof of income required). New participants take priority over families helped in previous years.

Week of Dec. 16: Parents who qualify can pick up cards during normal office hours.


Toys for Tots Donation Site

Dec. 11: Donation deadline: new, unwrapped toys, puzzles, games, books, winter wear, etc., for children to age 12 for Lamoille Family Center Holiday Project.

Drop box in entryway/narthex at Stowe Community Church, 137 Main St. Clea at

Stowe Free Library

  • Story Time

Monday: 10 to 11 a.m. Toddler Dance Party with Ms. Rachel.

Friday: 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Up to age 5. Little Ones Storytime with Ms. Sally.

Saturday: 9 to 10 a.m. Up to age 7. Family Storytime with Ms. Molly.

  • Makerspace (Grade K-8)

Tuesday and Thursday: 3 to 4 p.m.

Questions/RSVP: 253-6145, Molly,

Jessica Psaros, programs and systems Librarian., 90 Pond St.

Stowe Parks & Recreation

Programs: Questions: 253-6138.

Helen Day Art Center

• Pre-K Art Play: First Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m. excluding school holidays. Age 1 to 4; with adult. $5. Creation stations; self-directed art activities.

• Teen Open Studio: Second and Fourth Fridays, 3 to 5 p.m., excluding school holidays. Some art supplies available. Grades 6 to 12.

90 Pond St. 253-8358,


Burlington City Arts (BCA) Center: Family Art Saturday

Dec. 28 (fourth Saturday of month): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drop-in. Create original work inspired by BCA’s current exhibits.

135 Church Street. 865-5355,

ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Ongoing: Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab.

  • Science and Stories

Dec. 18: 11 to 11:30 a.m. Winter Trees.

Dec. 28: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Reindeer Live,” Vermont Reindeer Farm.

1 College St. 864-1848,

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

  • Flynn Free Family Saturdays

Jan. 11: Dance Party, DJ Craig Mitchell.

Feb. 8: Daniel Bernard Roumain.

April 11: Young Traditions Vermont.

10 to 11 a.m. Musical programs. Main lobby of the MainStage. Free; pre-registration suggested. 802-86-FLYNN,

  • MainStage

April 23: 6 p.m. Peppa Pig Adventure! Life size puppets and costume characters. VIP Adventure Party Pass Tickets available to attend Campfire Party after the show.

153 Main St. 802-86-FLYNN,


Craftsbury Public Library

Tuesday and Friday: 10 a.m. Story Time, infant to age 6.

Friday: 3 to 4:30 p.m. Lego Club, age 4-12.



Greensboro Free Library: Guest Reader Program

First Saturday of the month: 10 to 11 a.m. Bring a favorite picture book to be read by the guest reader. Attendees receive a small gift from the library.

To be a guest reader, call the library: 533-2531. 53 E. Craftsbury Road.


Jeudevine Memorial Library

Tuesdays: 3 to 5 p.m. LEGO Club. Weekly build challenges. Young children with adult. Donations of LEGO pieces welcome.

First and third Wednesday: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Chess Club with Paul Fixx. Age 11+, or younger with parent.

Thursdays: 3 to 4 p.m. Audrey Grant helps young knitters; drop-in.

93 Main St. Diane Grenkow, 472-5948,


Varnum Memorial Library

  • LEGO Club

Dec. 18: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Themed and free play, group activities.

  • Junior Naturalist Series

Dec. 12: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Cambridge Conservation Commission and Lamoille Valley Nature Center: How Vermont’s white-tailed deer survive a northern winter, followed by Deer Flag Tag. For preschool and elementary school students but all welcome.

  • Community Toy Exchange

Dec. 21: 11 a.m. to noon. Swap gently-used quality toys (none broken or missing pieces). Limit six items per person. Any remaining toys will be donated locally.

194 Main St. Cari Varner, 802-644-2117,,


Breakfast with Santa

Dec. 15: 8 a.m. to noon. French toast, bacon, sausage, eggs, home fries. Age 5 and under free. $5 children 6 to 12; $10 adults.

Morrisville Fire Department, 165 Upper Main St. 802-498-8877,

Morristown Centennial Library

Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. Preschool Story Time. Age 2-5.

Dec. 17: 3 p.m. Ukulele Jam session. Age 18 and under.

7 Richmond St. Rachel, 888-3853,

River Arts Youth Drop-In Programs

Jan. 7 (first Tuesday): 9 to 9:50 a.m. Kinder Arts. 74 Pleasant St. 888-1261,


Warren Public Library — Magic: The Gathering Club

First and third Sunday to June: 2 to 4:30 p.m. Age 9 and up. Join other fans of the fantasy card game; bring cards or use library’s cards. Recommended f r ages 9+.

413 Main St. Amanda Gates, 802-496-3913,,


The Children’s Room: Free Playgroups (up to age 6)

Mondays: 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Preschool storytime and games. Age 2 to 5.

Fridays: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Picnic Playgroups. On big picnic blanket. Location posted at sign-in station in main office. Healthy snack provided. Dress to play outside.

Thatcher Brook Primary School, 47 Stowe St. 244-5605,

Waterbury Public Library

  • Story Times

10:15 a.m.

Mondays: Babies and toddlers, newborn to 36 months.

Thursdays: Preschool storytime, age 3 to 6. Picture books, music, crafts.

Dec. 12: Rachel O’Donald, AB2: Books Come to Life with Music & Dance.

  • Crafty Tuesdays

3 to 4 p.m. Age 6 to 11.

Dec. 17: Holiday Bell Tota; traditional Indian hanging decoration.

Registration required: 244-7237.

  • Wednesday Maker Series

3 to 4 p.m. Age 6 to 11.

Dec. 18: Flextangles: paper puzzle.

Register: 244-7036.

  • School Holiday Break Activities

Noon to 5 p.m. Age 5 and up. Drop in

Dec. 23 and 30: LEGO® Family Free Build.

Dec. 27: KĒVA Family Free Build.

Supervision required for children under 8.

28 N. Main St. Space limited; pre-register: 244-7036,


Letters to Santa

Children from Waterbury and Waterbury Center are encouraged to write a letter – not a “wish list” – to receive a reply from Santa.

Dec. 21: Deadline for letters; include return address for Santa’s reply. No stamp required if list is put in Santa’s mailbox on P.O counters; if mailed, postage on the envelope is required.

Waterbury Post Office, 802-244-7318; Waterbury Center Post Office, 802-244-6381.

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