Weekly Calendar of Events

05/25/17

Community Events

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Mad River Green, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm. Live music by Ragged Company, May 27. www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com.

Tastings and Treasures, local businesses offer shopping and tasting, pottery, LuLaRoe clothing, tinctures. Gracie’s Kitchen and Marsh Hollow Jams, Waitsfield. Sun. and Mon., May 28 and 29, 11 am-5 pm.

Memorial Day Ghost Walk and presentation on WWI, the Luce brothers who enlisted, and other local residents. Mon., May 29, 11 am, Hope Cemetery behind Congregational Church, Main St., Waterbury.

Mountain Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, hardy, locally grown perennials, Sat., June 3, 9 am-1 pm, Slow Rd., Waitsfield (near Shaw’s).

Waitsfield Telecom Open House, Sat., June 3, 9 am-3 pm. Demos on fiber to the home, whole home Wi-Fi, hosted IP phone service, pole climbing, history. Free, refreshments, raffles, all ages.

Sugarbush Brew-Grass Festival, Sat., June 10, 2-6 pm. VT beer tasting, local food vendors, bluegrass bands. Ages 21-plus only. Tickets: $40; nondrinkers, $12. Post-Brew-Grass Scramble, 9 holes, Sun., June 11, 10 am, $50. www.sugarbush.com.

Free Community Supper canceled in May. Next one is in June, to be announced. Hosted by Waitsfield United Church of Christ.

Warren Fourth of July parade theme is “Stars & Stripes,” followed by street dance with Grippo Funk Band, Tues., July 4, 10 am. Kids activities, food vendors, beer/wine garden, bluegrass by Mad Mountain Scramblers at Brooks Field. Main Street closes at 8:30 am. Free shuttle from Lincoln Peak. www.madrivervalley.com/4th.

Fundraisers

Baked Beads tent sale, Fri.-Sun., May 26-28, 10 am-5 pm, Carroll Rd., Waitsfield (Big Picture parking lot), a portion of proceeds to benefit Mad River Valley Ambulance Service.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Fri., May 26, 10 am-3 pm, American Legion post, Stowe St., Waterbury, 05676. Info: Gene Sweetser, 879-4838. www.redcrossblood.org.

Sugar Social, All Things Maple bake sale, tag sale, May 26-28: Fri. and Sat., 9 am-4 pm; Sun., 1-5 pm. Waterbury Center Community Church (next to Cold Hollow Cider), 244-8089.

Amurtel spring mini-boutique, clothing, accessories, bags, Haitian art and carpets, May 27 and 28, 10 am-4 pm, Universal Micro Systems building, Waitsfield.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Tues., May 30, 10:30 am-4 pm, Harwood Union High School. Walk-ins welcome or make appointment at www.redcrossblood.org. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yard sale items needed for Waitsfield United Church yard sale on June 10 and 11, Kenyon’s Field, Waitsfield. No clothing, TVs, computers or ski gear. For pickup of donated items: Tracey Coutts, 496-6486; Vince Gauthier, 496-4646. Large items, drop off at tent behind Kenyon’s, June 8.

Mad River Valley Golf Tournament, fundraiser for Global Health Media Project, Sat., June 17, 10 am. Register. Wayne Foster, 496-9514, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Sugarbush Resort Golf Club, 802-583-6725.

Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church, leave in shed on front lawn of church.

Fun & Games

Ultimate Frisbee pickup games, Mondays, 6-8 pm, Brooks Field, Warren. All ages and abilities welcome. www.facebook.comMadRiverDisc.

Tennis round robins: Sat., May 27, 2-4 pm, barbecue to follow; and Sun., June 11, followed by breakfast, viewing of Wimbledon and the French Open. Open to the public; fee for tennis and meals. The Bridges Resort, Warren. Sign up: 583-2922.

Chill Lax, boys/girls ages 6-9 learn to play lacrosse, Mad River Park, Sun., 10-11 am, April 30-June 11. Register at madriverlax.org or just show up. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River girls’ lacrosse: U11 practices Tues. and Thurs., 4:30-6 pm, Sun. games, Mad River Park. U13 practices Tues., Wed., Fri., 3:30-5 pm, Sun. games, Mad River Park. U15 practices 3:15 pm (days vary),t Moretown Elementary School. Register: madriverlax.org. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, Kenyon’s field, Waitsfield, Wed. and Thurs., July 5 and 6, 1 and 6 pm. www.smirkus.org.

Mad Marathon and Mad Half, Sat., July 8. www.madmarathon.com.

Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.

Pickleball, Mondays, 5-7 pm, paddles available, open to all, $6.50, Sugarbush Health and Rec Center, 583-6700.

Outdoors

Mad Birders walks: May 25, 7-8:30 am, Freeman Hill walk, meet at the cemetery on Freeman Hill Rd.; May 27, 6:30 am-1 pm, North Branch Nature Center Birding Festival, Elm Street, Montpelier; May 28, 8-11 am, Bird by Kayak, Waterbury Center State Park with Zac Cota, 8 am, bring kayak. Thurs., June 1, 7-8:30 am, meet at Big Picture parking lot, short walk on Mad River Path boardwalk. All welcome; fee for nonmembers. Info: madbirders.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3663.

Mountain bike trail work days: Lareau Farm, Revolution trail, Sat., May 27, 10 am-1 pm. Mad River Riders welcomes volunteers. www.madriverriders.com.

Mad River Riders Mellow Meetup group rides, Mondays, May 29-Aug. 28, 6-7:30 pm, Blueberry Lake and Lareau Farm.

Kids

Kids Fest, theme is “Space Jam,” Sat., June 10, 9 am-1 pm, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury, free. Bouncy house, reptile show, live music, face painting, human-powered smoothie bike, food samples, family-friendly vendors/businesses. No pets. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-279-4892, www.facebook.com/waterburykidsfestvermont.

Warren Playgroup: Yoga, Fridays through May 26, 10-11:30 am, Warren Elementary. Info: Constancia Gomez, 802-917-1776, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All ages. Free.

Summer Art Camp, Waitsfield Elementary School, June 26-30, 9 am-4 pm. $225 includes all materials. Info/register: Nora McDonough, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-793-8881.

Mad River Riders Rippers kids mountain bike program, ages 6-13, Tuesdays, May 30-Aug. 29, 5-7 pm, Experienced riders lead and coach kids on Blueberry Lake trails. Open to all, $50 for the season, scholarships available, free for VT Mountain Bike Association members. Register: Bob Kogut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scouting: Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. http://cubpack798.org. Contact AnnMarie Harmon, 496-5562; Susan Cummiskey, 583-1404.

The Children’s Room, weekdays when school is in session, 8 am-4 pm, free drop-in play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. www.childrensroomonline.org/calendar.html. 244-5605.

Library

MAD Makers Lab, learn how to use the 3D printer Thurs., May 25, 7 pm, Warren Library, free.

Pollinator Gardens, learn about plants that attract pollinators, with Carol MacLeod, owner of Evergreen Gardens, Thurs., June 1, 7-8:30 pm, Waterbury Public Library.

Living history performance by Helene Lang as Agatha Christie, Fri., June 2, 6 pm, Warren Library, free.

Birding by Ear class and walk with the Mad Birders. Indoor slideshow, Sat., June 3, 4 pm, Moretown Elem. School. Pony Farm walk, Sun., June 4, 7 am. Info/register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728. Free, all ages.

Changing Your Weather children’s workshop with local author Lou Bevacqui, how children can use the information that their emotions provide when making decisions instead of allowing emotions to decide for them, Wed., June 7, 4-5:30 pm. More workshops on Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, 3:30-5 pm. Free. Joslin Library.

World Spirit Drum Circle, Thurs., June 15, 6:30 pm, led by Montpelier-based musician and music educator Amy Panetta, all ages and levels, some drums available or BYO. Free. Joslin Library, joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205.

Knit and Play, parents and kids welcome for crafts, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am, Warren Public Library.

Magic: The Gathering, trading card game, Sundays, 3:30 pm, Joslin Memorial Library.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10:30 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. www.moretownvt.org/moretown-library, 496-9728. Free.

Warren Public Library Story Time, Wednesdays, 10 am, up to age 6. Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.warrenlibrary.com. 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.

Meetings

Waitsfield Historical Society meeting, Wed., June 7, 2 pm, carriage barn at Wait House. Topics are upcoming programs and the membership dinner. All welcome.

Mad River Path Association annual meeting, Thurs., June 15, 5:30-7 pm, Tucker Hill Inn, Fayston. Featured speaker is Liza Walker of the Vermont Land Trust. Refreshments, cash bar, dinner available from pub menu. Info: Mad River Path Association, 496-7284.

Cancer support group meets fourth Wed. every month, 6 pm, at MRV Chamber of Commerce, 4061 Main St., Waitsfield.

Gun Owners of VT Washington County meets second Friday of each month, 6 pm, Warren Village fire station. Info: Bill, 496-7627.

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, third Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Mad River Health Center, Community Resource Room, second floor. Info/ RSVP: 496-9715, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Drop-ins welcome.

Mad River Cancer Support, one-on-one support for those touched by cancer (patient, caregiver, family, friend). Contact VT Cancer Survivor Network: 1-800-652-5064, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Valley Rec District meets third Tues. of each month, 6 pm, Gen. Wait House. Open to all.

Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets first Wed. each month, 5:15-6:30 pm, Round Barn, Waitsfield; all other Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: www.mrvrotary.org.

MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month, 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

Valley Democrats meets second Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Eastern Sales, Waitsfield. All welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm, and Tues., 7 pm, at Parish House, Our Lady of the Snows Church/St. Dunstan’s, Waitsfield. Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

Open Mic, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse, Waitsfield. Play with house band, your own band or solo (drums, guitar amps, bass amps provided). Sign-up, 8 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ryan Ober, singer-songwriter, Thurs., May 25, 7-9 pm, free. One Over Zero with DJ Satta Sound, funk, hip-hop, reggae, Sat., May 27, 9 pm. Joe Percy, folk singer-songwriter, Thurs., June 1, 8-10 pm. Soule Monde, Thurs., June 8, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

RiverFrog, rock, blues, Americana, country, at Airport Cafe’s grand opening, brunch, Sun., May 28, 9 am-2 pm, 2355 Airport Rd., Warren.

Pappy and friends, Wed., May 31, 7 pm, Valley Night at the Big Picture Theater, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.

Peace Fest, 15 bands including Peace in the Valley, Atlas Bloom, Binger, Hannah Fair, Pilgrims, Sabouyouma, and more. Sat., June 3, noon-10:30 pm, The Woods Lodge, Northfield. Tickets: spiritdeerproductions.ticketleap.com/peace-fest/. Adults, $15; students/seniors, $10; ages 10 & under, $5.

Anthony Santor and friends, jazz brunch, Sun., June 4, 11 am-2 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994.

Moretown Open Mic Night, Fri., June 9, 7 pm (doors, 6:30), Moretown Town Hall, free, all ages and abilities, BYOB.

Frendly Gathering, Thurs.-Sat., June 29-July 1, Sugarbush Mt. Ellen. Twiddle, Yonder Mt. Sting Band, Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong, Peace in the Valley and more. On-site camping. www.frendlygathering.com.

Seniors

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., May 25, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. Following lunch: May 25, Travelogue, Bill Martin. May 30, Rolling pictures slideshow of happenings.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays (closed Memorial Day), 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, donations support Meals On Wheels. Suggested donation, $8.

Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Move! Tuesdays, 1 pm. Fun, varied group exercise with SASH coordinator Kenneth Russell, Evergreen Place.

Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Waitsfield.

Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals, call 496-2543.

The Arts

Classic Motorcycles and Cars, motoring art, motorabilia, The Bundy Modern, Bundy Rd., Waitsfield. May 20-July 9. Free. Sat. and Sun., noon-5 pm.

Skinner Barn Spring Gala, Sat., May 27, 8 pm. Barn dance with fiddle band Atlantic Crossing, silent auction, cash bar, preview of July production of Oklahoma! Dress-down country affair: jeans, cowboy hats, gingham dresses. $25. Tickets: www.theskinnerbarn.com, 496-4422.

Fly fisherman/author James Hurley, signing his new book, The Contest, a tale that explores the camaraderie and sportsmanship among anglers, Sat., May 27, 1 pm, The Warren Store.

“4 Pencils from Warren” features the work of architects John Anderson, Jim Sanford, David Sellers and John Connell. Opening reception, Wed., May 31, 6:30-9 pm. Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design, Bridge St., Waitsfield.

“Mary Poppins & An Evening of Dance” presented by Stowe & Mad River Dance Academies at Johnson State College, June 2-4: Fri. & Sat., 6 pm; Sun., 1 pm. Tickets at the door or at Stowe Dance Academy, 253-5151: adults, $20; youth, $16.

Stranded by Vanity sneak peek of in-progress episode, Q&A with writer/director Janique Robillard and Devin Klein Corrigan, Sat., June 3, 5 pm, Big Picture Theater, free.

VT Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition, June 3-July 22, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield. Reception, Sat., June 3, 5-7 pm.

Sip ’n’ Paint, Fri., June 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, Valley Arts members, $30; nonmembers, $40. BYO sip. Festival Gallery, Waitsfield. Register: valleyartsvt.com/events. 496-6682. Offered on the second Friday of each month.

A Colorful Barbecue, Wed., June 14, 6-9 pm, Big Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm. Valley Arts fundraiser, preview the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition (which runs June 18-July 22). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Rock of Ages, The Musical, love story and celebration of classic 1980s rock culture, Thurs.-Sat., June 29 to July 15, 8 pm, Valley Players Theater. Tickets: www.valleyplayers.com, 583-1674.

Drop-in Open Studio Figure Drawing/Painting with Billy Brauer and friends, Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, adults only, some proficiency required. Info: Dotty Kyle, 496-4789, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. $15, Valley Arts members; $18, nonmembers.

Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.

Workshops

Composting Workshop, Sat., June 17, 10-11 am, Waitsfield town office. Preregister by June 14: send name, address, phone, and email address to John Malter, MRRMA, P.O. Box 210, Waterbury Center, VT 05677. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participants can purchase a Soil Saver Compost Bin at half price.