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StartEndVenue/Location# of participantsWaivers to collectEvent Sponsor (to list logo by the event on the schedule)Event LeaderLeader emailCommittee ConsultantEvent Description (approved event descriptions are on the A&RP. Do not use the ones below).
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RW Marketing Collaboration Meeting7:00 PMn/a
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Initial Event Leaders Meeting (Oct 2, 2018)5:30 PM7:00 PMGMCR Cafen/aGMCR CafeRogerRoger
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Santa's Winterfest Auction-December 11:00 PM5:00 PMAmerican Legionn/aWinterfestNatalie, Brenda, Weeze, MichelleNatalie
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DAY 1: Friday January 25, 2019
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ANCHOR Opening Ceremonies Family Skate 5:00 PMAnderson Outdoor Skating Rinkto Fri 2/1n/aTown of Waterbury, Recreation, Public Works, Fire DepartmentBill
billminter2015@gmail.com
BillEnjoy a night of skating under the lights as we celebrate Waterbury Winterfest with the Annual Bonfire of roaring Christmas trees (lit at 6pm). A wonderful Vermont night! Waterbury Recreation and Waterbury's finest Fire Fighters host this Waterbury tradition when families come together to enjoy skating, music and games on the ice.
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ANCHOROpening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony6:15 PMAnderson Outdoor Skating Rinkto Fri 2/1n/aWinterfestBill
billminter2015@gmail.com
BillOur annual Winterfest ribbon cutting and bonfire party! We've invited Lt. Governor David Zuckerman to cut the ribbon while he and his family join other families to enjoy skating, music and games on the ice.
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Human Bowling 6:45 PMAnderson Outdoor Skating Rinkto Fri 2/1Town/EFUD WaiverWinterfestChadcjummel@gmail.comNatalieCome out and participate in the only sport born right here in Waterbury...Human Bowling! You'll become the bowling ball as we hurl you down the ice to knock down as many enormous bowling pins as possible.
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Extempo Tell Off8:00 PM10:00 PMAmerican Legion130n/aWinterfestLovejoyjendole@gmail.comRogerCome enjoy the best storytellers of the year as the seventh annual extempo storytelling tournament of champions comes back to the opening night of Waterbury Winterfest. All the winners of the 2018 monthly storytelling competitions across Central Vermont spin their best yarns in front of a panel of jurors and delight a live audience. All stories are original, true, and told without notes or reading. Come hear the real-life adventures, foibles and challenges of real Vermonters who recount with humor, passion and heart. Your faith in humanity will be rejuvenated and restored, and you'll get to vote for your favorite story.
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DAY 2: Saturday January 26, 2019
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New EventWinter Frolics - (musical song stories and movement and instruments related to winter fun)9:30 AM12:30 PMGMPA 20 Adults 22 childrenn/aMusical Munchkins and GMPAAndrea Sobermanmusicalmunchkinsofvermont@gmail.comNatalieJoin Miss Andrea of Musical Munchkins for a musical program of singing, movement, stories , puppets , and instrumental play revolving around Winter activities geared for families and children 0-5 yrs old- times: 9:30-10:15 1-3 yr olds (all sibling welcome) 1030-11:15 2-5 yr olds,(all siblings welcome) 11:30-12:15 Babies -and young ones (not walking)- just for babies and caregivers
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ANCHOR with New TeamBroom Ball (with new CWLL Team)10:00 AM4:00 PMAnderson Outdoor Skating Rink6 teamsTown/EFUD WaiverWinterfestBill Minter & Carl Backman
billminter2015@gmail.com
BillBroomball is similar to hockey but no skates needed! Players wear their own boots/shoes. We provide the goals, sticks and balls. Helmets are recommended, but not required. Teams should be adult-child co-ed and up to 11 players per team with a 6 player minimum. Broomball is played with 5 people and a goalie on the ice. This is a double elimination tournament. Games begin at 10:00 am. Exact times and schedule will be determined by the number of teams and we will contact each team captain prior to the tournament with your first game time. Registration fees are $10 per adult, $5 per child, players and parents must sign a waiver. So gather your team for a day of fun. Get your registration in or just show up to be picked up! There are bragging rights to be won! Who will defeat last year's champions?
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ANCHORNNEDO Drone RacesNOON3:00 PMTBPS20 adults, 10 kids WinterfestSteve Mer? RogerRogerCome experience the excitement of Drone Racing. Competitors of the Northern New England Drone Organization (NNEDO) will be racing their micro and nano drones through an obstacle course throughout the gym to win prizes donated by Waterbury area merchants. New competitors are welcome and spectators and amateur drone users can learn tricks from the masters. Suggested donation $20 for racers (Registration: 12pm). Spectators: adults $5, kids $1.
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Capture the Flag noonAnderson Field cancelled- conditionsTown/EFUD WaiverWinterfestBeth Gilpinbeth@gilp.inBillCome join this all-ages, snowy version of a childhood favorite! No teams or tackles required, and we'll create multi-age groupings that allow young and young-at-heart to participate.
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Ice Jug Curling 1:00 PMAnderson Field ?Town/EFUD WaiverWinterfestBeth Gilpin, Hazenbeth@gilp.inBillBowling meets marbles...on ICE! This all ages, home-grown event involves boot sliding, precision aiming of a frozen milk jug, and lots of fun.
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Ice Hockey: Ice Boys Varsity 3:00pm. Girls Varsity 5:00pm. Enforcers Game 7:00pm3:00 PM8:00 PMIce RinkIce CenterSamantha CampbellSamantharcampbell6@gmail.comWeeze
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Grant RecipientWinter Family Dance6:00 PM8:00 PMGr Mtn Performing ArtsCancellednoGr Mtn Performing ArtsHeather Morris and Annie Allardyceannie.allardyce@gmail.com, gmpavt@gmail.comNatalieIt's the inaugural ball for GMPA. Our first Winter Wonderland Father/Daughter dance. Kids grades Pre-K thru 5th grade and their escorts are invited to a fun night of dessert, music and dancing. We will offer a short dance lesson for anyone wanting some direction.
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ANCHORGame Show7:00 PM9:00 PMAmerican Legionfull house 12 teamsnoWinterfestChad, NatalieNatalieAssemble a think tank of friends or colleagues to compete for prizes in our trivia game show. We'll challenge your general knowledge with questions, riddles, puzzles and more! 12 teams of 5-6 people. $120/team includes snacks, cashbar and lots of prizes. Pre-registration required at waterburywinterfest.com
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ANCHORSilent Auction at Game Show6:15 PM9:15 PMAmerican Legion-noWinterfestNatalie, Brenda, Weeze, Michellenataliejsherman@gmail.comNatalie
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DAY 3: Sunday January 27, 2019
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ANCHOR5K Fun Run - As the Village Turns9:30 AM Registration10:15 AMTBPS(cold) 7 $35Town/EFUD WaiverWinterfestPam Clapp
pamelaclapp@ hotmail.com
RogerA flat 5K for all ages starting and finishing at Waterbury's iconic train station after several scenic turns in the village streets finishing with a pleasant jaunt through the recently updated state office complex. Great prizes in a number of categories and delicious snacks at the end. A great event for spectators to cheer runners on at the finish line. Suggested donation $5.
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ANCHORConnector Trail - 7th Descent 11:00 AM3:00 PMBlush Hill Country Club14(WAIVER)WinterfestRich Wollensakrcwollensak@yahoo.comBillThe seventh descent of the Village to Little River Connector Trail will depart from the Blush Hill Country Club parking lot. Skiers and snow shoers are welcome to enjoy this delightful tour which includes several sweet side bar tree shots for back country telemarkers, picturesque giant rocks, and a steep twisting final descent that drops onto a lovely rolling finish with scenic views of multiple bends of the Little River. Cross the snow-machine bridge to a warm shuttle bus waiting to bring you back to the start. Bring $12 to contribute to VAST Green Mt. Roamers. Carry a backpack with water, snacks, and extra layers.
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Women's Intro to Hockey6:00 PMIce CentercancelledIce CenterWeeze
weezehayes@comcast.net
WeezeGear up and enjoy some ice time with other women excited to try the sport of hockey. Borrow your kid's or your brother's equipment and join us for some skating, stick handling drills and a little scrimmage. Skate rentals and some equipment provided at no charge. A free Winterfest event at The Ice Center from 5-6 PM Sunday January 27th. Members of the Women's Waterbury Wicked hockey squad will help coach this event.
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Alchemist Pour (1 of 2 pours)3:00 PM4:00 PMGrange Hall Cultural Ctr.-noAlchemistMonica, Christine Flynnchrissy@alchemistbeer.comBill(Included in Film screening event description)
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Winterfest Film Screening4:00 PM7:00Grange Hall Cultural Ctr.40noGrange Hall Cultural Ctr.Monicagrangehallcc@gmail.comBillGrange Hall Cultural Center celebrates Vermont-made cinema with a screening of Nora Jacobson’s award-winning film “Letters of My Mother’s Early Lovers.” The film will be preceded by a craft brewery “beer pour” by the Alchemist Brewery and the Grange Hall welcomes the public to stay afterwards for discussion with Ms. Jacobson and leading men of the film George Woodard, and very possibly Rusty Dewees in a talkback about the film and filmmaking in Vermont. Another pour will occur after the film’s end to compliment the talkback. In the film, a young woman explores her mother’s past and uncovers a secret at the heart of her family’s history. Based on an autobiographical memoir, the film suggests that the truth–no matter how painful–provides a path to redemption. This movie contains adult themes and language, so if you want to see a rare moment of George Woodard cussing and drinking, there’s no better opportunity! Seating is limited for the film. Reserve your seats early by calling 802-244-4168 or emailing grangehallcc@gmail.com. Admission is by donation until the seats are filled. A wait list will take seats not claimed 15 minutes before start of the film.
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DAY 4: Monday January 28
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Winterfest Poker Night Monday at the Rez7:00 PM9:00 PMThe ReservoircancellednoThe ReservoirMark Frier BillGet in on the action as the Reservoir hosts the first Winterfest Poker Night in their private function room upstairs. Organizers plan two tables so players can choose the stakes that best match their prowess. Seating is limited. Reservations open Jan. 15 and a $5 reservation secures your seat in advance. Gaming details and rules to follow.
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Night Sky Viewing with the Vermont Astronomical Society6:30 PM8:30 PMDac Rowe Field & Wtby Public Librarymoved to Tues 29thnoWaterbury Public LibraryJudi Byronjudi@waterburypubliclibrary.comNatalieStargazers will delight at “Starry, Starry Night,” a nighttime viewing experience of the night sky courtesy of the Waterbury Public Library with the Vermont Astronomical Society (VAS) at the Dac Rowe Field below the Waterbury Public Library. The VAS will be setting up a half dozen telescopes or more for exploration of the numerous, wonderful deep-space objects and leading participants through the how-to’s of using the telescopes. If the night is cloudy or snowy, the event will be held on Tuesday, January 29 from 6:30-8:30pm. If the weather precludes viewing on both nights, the VAS will hold a presentation inside the library’s SAL room on Tuesday the 29 at 6:30 pm. Parking is available at the library and please bring a flashlight or headlamp as the lights will be off in the field for optimum viewing. For more information call 244-7036 or email judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com
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DAY 5: Tuesday January 29
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ANCHORVermont Beer Quiz7:30 PM9:00 PMBlackback Pub30noBlackback PubBrendabcafweeb@gmail.comBrendaWinterfest VT Beer Quiz at Blackback Pub! Bring your taste buds and hop downtown to Waterbury's friendly beer pub to enjoy this exciting event. The evening promises a bevy of bountiful brews, bound to create a lingering taste sensation to last throughout the Winterfest season. Blackback Pub will have six Vermont beers to blind taste. The cost is $15 per flight. Participants write down the correct beer and the winner receives a $50 gift certificate to Blackback Pub. In the event of a tie you will be placed into a drawing to choose the winner.
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Grant recipientHistory Snowshoe Walk 12:00 PM1:45 PMLittle River State Park34 children, 2 Teachers, 2 parentsAnne has this covered from State and SchoolWaterbury Historical SocietyAnneamiex10@gmavt.netNatalieAs part of the 2018 Winterfest grant for the repair of the three chimneys on the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Smith trails at Little River, I will be leading 34 first and second graders from TBPS along the new universally accessible and historic CCC Camp trail, past two of the chimneys and cement platforms that formed part of the camp site where 2,000 men lived while building the Waterbury dam from 1935-1938, after the November 1927 flood. REPORT: from ANNE Exhausting!

Kids seemed to enjoy it - they'd never been on shoe shoes before. All were completely covered in snow when we got back on the bus. They dug with their hands to find the cement pads through two feet of snow. Had asked good questions on Monday when I went to their class w/map and pictures and talked about CCC and camp. Teachers MIGHT schedule another walk in the late spring, to see the area w/out snow.All and all, was a good day. I slept for four hours when I got home!
Anne
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Night Sky Viewing with the Vermont Astronomical Society6:30 PMSAL room at Wtby Public Library18 adult 4 childrennoWaterbury Public LibraryJudi Byronjudi@waterburypubliclibrary.comNatalieStargazers will delight at “Starry, Starry Night,” a nighttime viewing experience of the night sky courtesy of the Waterbury Public Library with the Vermont Astronomical Society (VAS) at the Dac Rowe Field below the Waterbury Public Library. The VAS will be setting up a half dozen telescopes or more for exploration of the numerous, wonderful deep-space objects and leading participants through the how-to’s of using the telescopes. If the night is cloudy or snowy, the event will be held on Tuesday, January 29 from 6:30-8:30pm. If the weather precludes viewing on both nights, the VAS will hold a presentation inside the library’s SAL room on Tuesday the 29 at 6:30 pm. Parking is available at the library and please bring a flashlight or headlamp as the lights will be off in the field for optimum viewing. For more information call 244-7036 or email judi@waterburypubliclibrary.com
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DAY 6: Wednesday January 30
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ANCHORWassailing6:00 PM8:00 PMThe Reservoir, Blackback Pub, Old Stagecoach Inn, American Legion, Waterbury Senior Center and Stowe Street CafenoThe Reservoir, Blackback Pub, Old Stagecoach Inn, American Legion, Waterbury Senior Center, Stowe Street Cafe Beth Gilpin, Maggie Twichell, Sue Minter, MonicaBillWhat is Winterfest Wassailing? A restaurant caroling event at participating downtown establishments injecting music, laughter, and camaraderie into the dark days of winter. Fine voices are far less important than the fine spirits that this night evokes. Come enjoy the music and fun with family and friends, join or form a team, or volunteer to be a judge; no prior experience required!
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DAY 7: Thursday January 31
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Art Walk5:30 PM7:30 PMTabbatha Henry, Axels, Stowe Street Cafe, Bridgeside Books, GMCR Cafe community roomnoWinterfestWhitney Aldrichwhitneyaldrich@me.com
Laura & Weeze
Stroll through historic Waterbury while enjoying the best of our local art scene. This self-guided, 1-mile tour will give you the opportunity to visit art venues and meet Waterbury's local artists, see their studios, get a glimpse of how they work and win a piece of artwork (TBD). Music and light snacks in some locations. XX participating studios
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Starlight XC Ski, Snowshoe and Vinyl
6:30:00 PM to 7:00 PM8:00 PM to 9:00 PMGMCR Cafe12 ski/shoers and 30 @ VinylTown/EFUD WaiverGMCR Cafe & Visitor Center, VT Beer ShepardRich Hayes
richyrayhayes@comcast.net
Rich
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Winterfest Music Series at Zenbarn: Karyoke9:00 PMZenbarnnoZenbarnCarl WerthBillCalling local artists to step up to the microphone and kick off Winterfest Music Fest.
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DAY 8: Friday February 1
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ANCHOR Opening Ceremonies Family Skate and Annual Bonfire 5:00 PMAnderson Outdoor Skating Rink60?n/aTown of Waterbury, Recreation, Public Works, Fire DepartmentBill
billminter2015@gmail.com
BillEnjoy a night of skating under the lights as we celebrate Waterbury Winterfest with the Annual Bonfire of roaring Christmas trees (lit at 6pm). A wonderful Vermont night! Waterbury Recreation and Waterbury's finest Fire Fighters host this Waterbury tradition when families come together to enjoy skating, music and games on the ice.
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ANCHOROpening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony6:15 PMAnderson Outdoor Skating Rinkn/aWinterfestBill
billminter2015@gmail.com
BillOur annual Winterfest ribbon cutting and bonfire party! We've invited Lt. Governor David Zuckerman to cut the ribbon while he and his family join other families to enjoy skating, music and games on the ice.
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Human Bowling 6:45 PMAnderson Outdoor Skating RinkTown/EFUD WaiverWinterfestChadcjummel@gmail.comNatalieCome out and participate in the only sport born right here in Waterbury...Human Bowling! You'll become the bowling ball as we hurl you down the ice to knock down as many enormous bowling pins as possible.
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Beer Tasting5:00 PM7:00 PMCraft Beer Cellar?noVt Beer Shepard, Craft Beer CellarRogerrclappvt@yahoo.comRogerCome discover the heartbeat of Vermont's craft beer phenomenon for a free beer tasting at the Craft Beer Cellar just off Main St across from the Prohibition Pig Brewery. Beer brewing experts will feature a variety of styles and allow you, your buddies and your newest best friends find the hidden secrets between the malted and hoppy flavors. All featured beer plus hundreds of other hard-to-find craft brews will be available for sale as your explore this refurbished store dating back to1880's Vermont and get the final weekend of Waterbury Winterfest started in style.
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Winterfest Music Series at Zenbarn: Dwight & Nicole9:00 PMZenbarn70noZenbarn / Vt Beer ShepardCarl Werth
drumsspace@hotmail.com
BillThis is the Music Fest's big fundraiser benefit show for Waterbury Winterfest. It will be an exceptional concert with name artists bringing a strong following. Don't miss it! Purchase tickets in advance at xyz to be sure to get in. Enjoy a great night and contribute to a great cause.
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DAY 9: Saturday February 2
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The Sky is Falling... with Snowflakes Puppet Show10:30 AM11:30 AMThe Tiny Acorn?noTiny AcornBrendabcafweeb@gmail.comBrenda Snowflakes Puppet Show: 10:30 AM. Prizes, activities, snowflake candy and snowball cookies for all!
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NEW! Grant Recipient Capital Soccer Club Winter Soccer Friendly MatchesNoon 2:00 PMIce Center Fields100+Town/EFUD WaiverCapital SoccerJohn Dellipriscolijohn.dellipriscoli@gmail.comRogerCapital Soccer Club will host some friendly U14 boys and girls soccer matches vs Far Post Soccer Club.
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New! Grant Recipient Snow Soccer Olympics11:00 AM1:00 PMIce Center FieldsTown/EFUD WaiverWaterbury Youth SoccerrMarni Martens and Sarah Squirrell
marni.martens@gmail.com
sarahksquirrell@gmail.com
RogerSnow Soccer Olympics, including five (5) family-friendly events for all ages. Join a game of Giant Soccer Pick-up or test your skills at the Soccer Slalom or Javalian. Medals and raffle tickets for all Olympians! Raffle winners picked every 30 minutes. Warm-up with hot chocolate and roast marshmellows by the bonfire. Get your photo taken with the Regal Snow Eagle! Other events include: Soccer Slalom, Soccer Javalain, Soccer Biathalon, Snowman Shootout, Giant Snowball Pick-up Soccer. Cheer on your Olympians or watch Capital Soccer play Far Post in a game of snow soccer.
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NEW HOST! Grant RecipientFat Bike Event (demo 11 - 2, group ride 1 - 4)11:00 AM4:00 PMRusty Parker Park?Town/EFUD WaiverWATA, BicycleExpressNoah Tautfest (Bicycle Express)
Noah@bikeexpressvt.com
BillBike Express Presents Fat bike Demo Day and group ride at this years Winterfest. Have you ever wanted to try out a fat tire bike in the winter? Are you already an avid Fatbiker? Come join us on group rides exploring Waterbury on a groomed track. Bicycle Express will be on hand at Rusty Parker Memorial Park with demo bikes and equipment. There will be a demo loop, guided rides, Fire and more! All demos and event will be FREE of charge. Bring warm clothing and a helmet of any kind to ride. Our friends from the Alchemist will be pouring some favorite beers from 4-6pm following the group rides.
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Alchemist Pour 4:00 PM6:00 PMGMCR CafenoAlchemistBill Minter, Christine Flynnchrissy@alchemistbeer.comBill
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Grant RecipientBig Toy Night (up to age 6)4:00 PM6:00 PMTBPS100-150noThe Childrens RoomNaomi Alfinichildrensroom@wwsu.orgWeezeLet the stir crazy kids cruise around the Thatcher Brook Gymnasium on their favorite bikes, trikes, scooters, and push toys at this FREE, high-energy, family event geared towards young children (up to age 6). Our indoor track is for toddler-friendly traffic speeds. An infant area will be set up for those little ones who can’t yet ride. Helmets recommended. Free pizza dinner. Sides and Desserts are potluck.
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ANCHORWinterfest Snow Ball Dance9:00 PM11:00 PMZenbarn127noZenbarn / Vt Beer ShepardBrenda, Ericbcafweeb@gmail.comBrenda Don’t miss the 6th Annual Waterbury Winterfest Snow Ball Dance and Silent Auction at Zenbarn. This wildly popular fundraiser features the music of Still Kickin’ and renowned sax man, Joe Moore! Light appetizers will be served upstairs where you’ll find the Silent Auction which features fabulous goods and services from generous Waterbury and Stowe businesses. Tickets: $25/person and available at WaterburyWinterfest.com, Stowe Street Emporium, Proud Flower, and The Tiny Acorn. Ticket sales for this fundraiser help support Waterbury recreational opportunities.
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DAY 10: Sunday February 3
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Snowmobile Rides from Snowmobile Vermont12:00 PM?Town/EFUD
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StartEndVenue/Location# of participantsTown/EFUDWinterfestEric Weeber, Gordon Millerweebs2004@yahoo.comEricJoin family and friends in a free, fun-filled game of pick-up football in the snow! This friendly game of two-hand touch is for kids and kids at heart ages 8 and up. The game is played at the Ice Center fields at 1:00PM with registration starting at 12:30PM. Hot choco;ate provided. Dress for warmth and action in order to have some football fun before the start of the Superbowl.
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**SUBSTITUTE DATE** for Capital Soccer / Youth Soccer Soccer EventIce Center Fields
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SUBSTITUTE DATE for Broomball
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Events for consideration
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Sled Hockey3:15 PM4:15 PM
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JazzyaokeGrange Hall Cultural CenterMonica
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Film Screening ContestGrange Hall Cultural CenterMonica
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Hockey Mom's Dance PartyWeeze, Amanda
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Zip LineBrenda
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Family Fun NightGMCR CafeBrenda, Weeze
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Capture the Flag (flag football)Hazen and Addison
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Telemark clinic and Sledding partyBeth Gilpin w/Mark Dessereau
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Sled HockeyIce CenterSharon
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Varsity Boys HockeySharon/Chris Lagvine
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Varsity Girls HockeySharon/Chris Lagvine
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Jazz in Ice Ctr Snack BarSharon
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Vermont Enforcers vs Harwood CoachesSharon/Jerimy Thivierge
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BingoWaterbury Senior CenterBeth Gilpin
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YogalatesWeeze
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Valentines Making WorkshopMonica
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Hope Davey Vast Trail TraverseBill, Rich
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Snow Volleyball TournamentMartha Evans-Mungeon
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Closing Ceremonies
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Guinness Snowman Event
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Snow Mobile free kid rides
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Cider house/painting/drinking evening
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fashion show
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bubbles (for when it's very cold)
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campfire opening night with hot dogs and smores
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