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Community Events

Updated: Oct 23, 2021

Halloween on Randall and Elm Streets:

Once again the residents of Randall, Elm and Park Row streets are gearing up for a great Halloween for your ghosts, goblins, zombies and princesses!

The neighborhood streets will be closed to traffic starting around 5:00 on 10/31.

We often have 700-800 trick or treaters!

There are Candy Donation Stations at both BPS and CBMS offices through Friday 10/29. Thanks for helping!

FREE Winter Clothing Drive

Who: Everyone!

What: Free distribution of clothing for children and adults

When: Friday 10/22 5-8pm and Saturday 10/23 9-4

Where: Waterbury Center Community Church (red brick church next to Cider Mill)

A Halloween Hoot - Saturday 10/16 at 10:30am

Free, outdoor Halloween concert at the Waterbury Public library for families of children 2-6 yrs, hosted by Andrea Soberman of Musical Munchkins. Come in costume for a wonderful fun morning of safe , not so scary, Halloween songs, stories, movement, dance, instruments and puppets (monty the monster will be there among others).

More details see link:

Children's Room Announcements

Here are a few announcements before the end of the month: Tag Sale Gratitude, Playground Meet Up Sunday in Waitsfield, the Harwood District Bond Vote and Halloween events! AND here is a flyer of our Free Fall Programs offerings- through November if the weather holds:).

Tag Sale Success! We just want to extend a BIG thank you to the community for the generous donations, support and help with our Tag Sale Fundraiser in Waterbury this past weekend! Also thank you to our volunteers and to the Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury for allowing us to use their space for the sale. It was great to connect with people and see folks get some good kids' clothes, costumes, toys and books! Playground Meet Up @ Waitsfield Elementary School Sunday @ 10:00-11:30 am: We are doing weekend meet ups at playgrounds for families to spend time together outside and play! To go snacks provided too! Check the website calendar or Facebook for weather cancellations.


Please click HERE to learn about Harwood Youth Basketball.

Announcing Fall Weekly Programs with the Children’s Room!

What is the Children’s Room?

The Children's Room supports families with young children by providing a space to build an informal network of peers, access local resources, and the ability to visit a free, fun and safe place to socialize! Children, parents, grandparents and caregivers come to "the room" to play, meet people, share stories, familiarize themselves with a school setting, better understand childhood development, and get to know the Central Vermont community!

Where is the Children’s Room?

Our free playspace is in Brookside Primary School, but is not yet open due to covid concerns. We are very hopeful that we will be able to go in at some point this school year. We will keep you posted!


Here are our planned programs, for now:). Also check the website or Facebook for program listings and a calendar of events. We are asking that children 2 years of age and older wear masks to programs at this time, unless more than 6’ from other households. Many thanks!

Nature Explorations: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 am. Get outside for some fresh air and fun! Every week we go to a different trailhead or natural area to explore and connect with the natural world and with each other. Activities are hands-on and facilitated by an instructor. Ages 0-6 and carriers are helpful for little ones! Email to sign up.

Music & Movement: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30. Ready for some singing, moving & playing? Come join us for Music & Movement class at Rusty Parker Memorial Park in Waterbury village! We begin by singing songs and moving together and allow time at the end to play on the swings and slide, as well as time for parents to socialize too! Ages 0-6 and the program is weather dependent. The calendar will be updated the morning of by 8:00 am for weather cancellations.

Playground Meet Ups: Thursdays @ Brookside Primary School, 4:00-5:30 pm and Sundays @ different playgrounds in Central Vermont, 9:00-10:30 am. We are doing weekly meet ups at playgrounds for families to spend time together outside and play! Come to the wonderful Brookside Primary School playground on a weekday afternoon and on the weekend, visit a different playground each week. Check the calendar for weekend location announcements every Friday. To-go snacks provided too!

Baby Circle: Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 pm. This informal, drop-in, weekly meet-up group is for pregnant or postpartum parents & caregivers. Join us for connection and theme-based discussions via Zoom. Pre-register with Hillary at or 802-371-5961

Morning Stoller Walk/Run: Fridays, 9:30 am. Meet up at Rusty Parker Memorial Park to do a walk or a short run around town. Strollers or carriers are best for littles!

Check out our website at, facebook or email Heather LaRocca at for more information or to join our mailing list.

Central Vermont Swim Club Registration 2021-2022

Registration for new families and swimmers interested in Central Vermont Swim Club will open on Monday, September 13, 2021. CVSC offers two locations for practice -- Norwich and Johnson. These flyers have information about both programs: Norwich -- Johnson -- The season for Norwich starts the week of October 4th and ends in February. The season for Johnson starts the week of November 1st and ends in February. Please contact with any questions.


Afterschool Art classes in Stowe! Classes start September 13. Ceramics, Glass, Painting and more! We offer a sliding scale fee model to help make art a priority to all families. Classes run from 3:00pm-5:00pm, with drop off between 2:45 and 3:10. Register today at The Current!



Karate Kids (ages 5-10)

Brookside Karate Classes Begin September 7th

The Mount Mansfield Martial Arts Karate Kids Program is designed specifically for children ages 5 through 10. The emphasis is on gross motor skills and activities that are developmentally and age appropriate. Students engage in physical activities that work on balance, coordination, fitness, flexibility, speed, timing, and power skills, along with traditional martial arts movements. Mount Mansfield Martial Arts students understand that the goal of self-defense is to prevent harm, not hurt others. We emphasize that our program uses martial arts techniques to teach social skills such as cooperation, taking turns, sharing, listening, and teamwork. Through training, students work on goal setting and achievement by progressing through our curriculum and obtaining colored belts and stripes. We also integrate a character development program into our classes that reinforces respect, self-control, self-discipline, focus, courtesy, integrity and confidence. Through positive feedback, overcoming challenges, mastering responsibilities and achieving goals, students at Mount Mansfield Martial Arts can become the leaders of tomorrow.

Tuesdays - At Brookside Primary School, Waterbury

Dismissal - 3pm - Students meet in the gym, get changed in karate uniform and have circle time

Karate Kids (White-Brown Stripe) 3:00 - 3:45 P.M.

Jr./Adult (Solid Belts or ages 10+) 4:00 - 4:45 P.M.

Fridays - At Central Valley Gymnastics Academy, Waterbury

Karate Kids (White-Brown Stripe) 4:00 - 4:45 P.M.

Jr./Adult (Solid Belts or ages 10+) 5:00 - 5:45 P.M.

or email Scott Graner at



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