Weekly Calendar of Events

07/20/17

Community Events

Cake walk, Family Movie Night, Thurs., July 20, Warren Town Hall. Bring a cake, donate one, win one. Food vendors, cake walk, 6:30 pm. Movie, 7 pm. Free.

LEAP Heat Pump and Solar Fest, Thurs., July 20, 6-7:30 pm, Crossett Brook Middle School cafeteria. Free drinks, pizza, ice cream.

Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-7 pm, Rusty Parker Park.

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Mad River Green, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm. Music by Blackbird, July 22. www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com.

Summer Dog Parade and Wag-a-thon, Sat., July 22, 3:30 pm, The Bridges Resort, Warren Costume prizes: Human-Canine Lookalike, Sports Fanatic, Beauty Shop Babe, VT Spirit. $10 fee, fundraiser for PAWSitive Pantry. Register: www.firstgiving.com/413430/pawsitive or day of event, 2 pm. (Rain date, July 29.)

Public forum: knotweed eradication on town-owned Austin parcel, Mon., July 24, 6:30 pm, Waitsfield Elementary School.

“Dream, Girl,” documentary about female entrepreneurs followed by Q&A with local, female entrepreneurs, Wed., July 26, 6-8:45 pm, Big Picture Theater. Adults, $10, students, $5. Proceeds benefit VT Women’s Fund, vermontcf.org/dreamgirl-waitsfield.

Waterbury Historical Society annual picnic, program, Wed., July 26: 6 pm, potluck, bring a dish, beverage and dessert provided, Hope Davey Park, Waterbury Center; 7 pm, "Vermont Musical Ladies," singer Linda Radtke and pianist Arthur Zorn, contributions of VT women to the traditions of parlor songs and social reform efforts. Free, open to all. 244-8089.

From the Oceans to the Mountains, lobster or pulled pork dinner, music, silent auction, chairlift rides, Sun., Aug. 6, 4-7 pm, Gate House Lodge. Tickets, $25-60, at Three Mountain Cafe, farmers’ market, Festival Gallery or valleyartsvt.com/event/from-the-ocean-to-the-mountains.

 

Fundraisers

Church tag sale, Fri. and Sat., July 21 and 22, 9 am-4 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church, Route 100 next to Cold Hollow Cider. Info: 244-8089.

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

 

Fun & Games

App Gap Challenge, New England Nordic Ski Association roller ski race, Sun., July 23, 8:30-10:30 am, Route 17 to top of App Gap. Spectators welcome. Parking, registration, awards at Mad River Glen. NENSA fundraiser. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Best Ball Golf Tournament, Mon., July 24, Sugarbush Golf Course. NENSA fundraiser. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lawn games, picnic, Giant Yahtzee, corn toss, five-hole mini golf, flamingo ring toss, Thurs., July 27, 6:30 pm, Warren town green, free.

Harwood Fun Runs, Mondays, wooded trails at Harwood. Register, 6 pm. Fees help pay cross-country team’s travel expenses: adults, $6, students, $3. Kids Fun Run, half mile, 6:30 pm, free.

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

Pickleball, Mondays, 5 pm, Warren Elementary School courts, all ages and abilities welcome, paddles and instruction provided. Free. Info: George Hall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Toss’ em Tuesdays, cornhole tournament, beer, pizza, Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Sugarbush. Free admission. Register and open play, 5-6:30 pm. Tournament, 6:30 pm. Weekly prize.

 

Outdoors

VT Mountain Bike Festival, July 21-23, Mount Ellen, guided rides in the Mad River Valley area, free on-site camping, clinics, free bike demos, films, games, food and gear vendors, Saturday night BBQ, live music, bonfire. Weekend: individual, $99; family (2 parents, 2 kids), $199. Day passes also available. Info/register: vmba.org.

SheJumps Downhill, women’s mountain biking day, beginner and intermediate, ride chairlift up, bike down, Sun., July 30, 9:30 am-3 pm, Sugarbush. Register, $40: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar. Limited bike rentals available, not included with ticket.

Damsels of Dirt Women’s Mountain Bike Series, downhill rides with pro Ali Zimmer, every other Friday, July 14 to Sept. 1, 2-4 pm for beginner/intermediate, 4-6 pm for intermediate/advanced, meet at The Farmhouse, Sugarbush. Free clinic. Discounted lift tickets and rentals. www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Green Mountain Bike Club tour, Sun., July 30, meet at Waitsfield Elem. School, 8:45 am. Waitsfield to Warren to Moss Glen Falls and back (35-mile round trip) or continue up Middlebury Gap to Texas Falls and return (60 miles). Info, ride leaders: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 881-9045; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 505-1148; thegmbc.com/day-touring. Free, open to all.

Mad River Riders Mellow Meetup, group mountain bike rides, Mondays through Aug. 28, 6-7:30 pm, Blueberry Lake and Lareau Farm, updates at www.madriverriders.com and on Facebook.

 

Kids

StoryWalks, Waits Way (behind Waitsfield Elem. School): Gem by Hollie Hobbie, July 14-28; Stella, The Fairy of the Forest by Marie-Louise Gay, July 28 to Aug. 11.

Mad River Rippers, mountain bike program, ages 6-13, Tuesdays, 5-7 pm, through Aug. 29, Blueberry Lake trails. $50/season, scholarships available, free for VMBA members. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KidsACT Summer Musical Theater Camps, July 24-28 (grades 1-2) and July 31-Aug. 4 (grades 3-6), Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield. Directed by Ruth Ann Pattee. Register: kidsactvt.com or 802-793-4220.

Hartshorn Organic Farm Camp, ages 9-14, Mon.-Fri., July 31-Aug. 4, learn about gardening, farm animals, pizza-making, beekeeping, mindfulness exercises, spinning wool, swimming, etc. $335. Reserve (10 kids only): www.hartshornfarm.com/contact.

The Magic Toy Box kids camp with Tracy Martin, ages 4-6, theater, dance, at Phantom Theater, $120. Mon.-Fri., Aug. 14-18. Register: 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.

 

Library

Joslin Library Capital Campaign meeting, Thurs., July 20, 8:30 am, Joslin Library.

Changing Your Weather, local author Lou Bevacqui teaches kids (ages 6-8) skills to identify and express emotions, learn they can choose the way they feel, fun activities, interactive stories, Mondays in July, 3:30-5 pm. Free. Joslin Library.

Healing Weeds of the Field and Meadow, learn about locally grown and foraged medicine with clinical herbalist Allison Dellner, Sun., July 30, 4 pm, Moretown Library. Free.

Black bear presentation with VT Fish & Wildlife’s Tom Rogers, Tues., Aug. 1, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library.

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. Themes: July 24, Birds and Nests; July 31, Artists.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. https://moretownlibrary.com, 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. Theme for July 26, Gardens.

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., Aug. 2, 2 pm, carriage barn at Gen. Wait House. All welcome.

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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-3789.

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

Jacob Madden, piano concert by very accomplished 14-year-old, Thurs., July 20, 7:30 pm, Warren United Church. Free admission, donation accepted.

Open Mic, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse. Play with house band, your 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..

Dark Horse, country/southern rock, Thurs., July 20, 6-8:30 pm, Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park Series, Rusty Parker Park, free.

Brett Hughes, country, Thurs., July 20, 8-10 pm, free. Brett Hughes and friends, Thurs., July 27, 9 pm, free. Funk Shui, 5-piece funk band, Fri., Aug. 4, 9:30 pm, Binger, Sat., Aug. 5, 9 pm. Nth Power and Soule Monde, $40 (includes dinner) or $15 (music only), Wed., Aug. 9, 7:30 pm. Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

Cello concert, Knoll Farm, Tues., July 25, 7:30-8:30 pm. Free admission, donations accepted.

Round Up on the River, live music, food, beverages, free admission, Wednesdays, 5 pm till dark, behind Bridge Street Marketplace, Waitsfield.

Peter and Will Anderson Trio of NYC, jazz classics and original music: Peter Anderson (tenor sax, clarinet), Will Anderson (sax, clarinet, flute), Alex Wintz (guitar). Mon., July 31, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater. Tickets, $20, www.bigpicturetheater.info.

 

Seniors

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Piano music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. Following lunch: July 20, Singalong; July 25, Travelogue with Brian Voight; July 27, Joke Day and celebrate birthdays.

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

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., July 27, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

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

“Oklahoma!” Wed.-Sun., July 19-30, 8 pm, The Skinner Barn, Waitsfield, $25. www.theskinnerbarn.com.

“Regeneration,” one-woman play by Dr. Nancy Rappaport about her journey through breast cancer, July 20 and 21, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, Warren, $15, tickets: 496-5997, www.phantomtheater.org.

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm, runs through July 22, Big Red Barn, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield.

“Aqua,” VT Watercolor Society members’ exhibit at Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, runs through July 22. Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm.

“Under the Influence of Motion: Johnny Swing, Sculpture, Furniture, Lighting,” July 22 to Sept. 10, Sat. and Sun., noon-5 pm or by appointment, Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, www.bundymodern.com, 583-5832.

An Evening of Dance, Frederick, Satterlee and Byrne, July 25 and 26, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, Warren, $15, www.phantomtheater.org.

Big Red Barn Art Show opening reception and kickoff to the VT Festival of the Arts, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, cash bar, music by Anthony Santor, Sun., July 30, 5-7 pm, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Exhibit runs July 27 to Sept. 4: Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm.

Photo Show at the Round Barn opening reception, Tues., Aug. 1, 5:30-7:30 pm, Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield, free. Show runs July 31 to Sept. 4. Open weekdays, 10 am-5 pm; weekends, 10 am-2 pm. Check www.theroundbarn.com for closure due to private events.

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

 

Workshops

Free First Aid Class, Sat., July 22, 9-11:30 am, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-8888.

Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga classes, Blueberry Lake, Wed., 5:30-6:45 pm; Fri., 10-11:15 am, register: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.

Tai Chi classes: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm; Saturdays, 10-11:30 am. Info: Dr. Richard Browne, 496-9007.

Nature observation and journaling using tree identification with naturalist Rachel Sargent, free, Sat., Aug. 12, 1-2 pm, Duxbury Town Forest. Meet at Crossett Brook Middle School, 12:45 pm, to carpool to the site. Rain date , August 13. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Facilitating Civic Dialogue: Building Skills and Possibility in a New Era, Aug. 16-18, Knoll Farm. Register: www.knollfarm.org. Tuition: sliding scale, $300-650. Lodging and meals, $250.