Sugaring Time Festival at Sugarbush, March 17 and 18, maple nips scavenger hunt, maple-themed activities. VT Specialty Food Day, food and beverage samples, 11 am-4 pm, Gate House Courtyard.
Harwood Unified Union School District Public Forum and Q&A on school district redesign has been rescheduled to Tues., March 20, 6-9 pm, Harwood Union auditorium.
Rabies Clinic, vaccinations for pets, $12, Wed., March 21, 5-7 pm, Hancock Fire House. Other vaccinations available.
Shugar & Shmooze: Our Festival of Joy, Sun., March 25, 2-5 pm, Living Tree Alliance, Moretown. Sugarhouse, sap tasting, tree tapping, labyrinths, games, crafts, song and music by the fire. Park at Shady Lady Grove, 307 Route 100B.
Free Community Supper, Fri., March 30, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.
Pork Loin Takeout Dinner, pick up Fri., March 16, 4-6 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church, $9. Reservations required: 244-8089.
Chez Henri Cup ski race, benefits CVHHH, Sat., March 17, 10 am, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush. Awards, raffle, 3 pm, Chez Henri. Registration, fondue party, Fri., March 16, 4-7 pm, Chez Henri. www.cvhhh.org/chezhenri30.
St. Patrick’s Day party to benefit Prevent Child Abuse VT, door prizes, prize for best costume, Sat., March 17, 7 pm, Big Picture Theater, $20.
Blood Drive, Tues., March 27, 11:30 am-5 pm, Waitsfield Telecom. Appointments: www.redcrossblood.org.
Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library); leave in marked shed behind church.
Fun & Games
MRV Youth Lacrosse registration open for spring season, U11, U13, U15 and U9 age levels. www.madriverlax.com.
Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.
“The Wiz” musical performed by Waitsfield Elementary School fifth- and sixth-graders, Fri., March 16, 6:30 pm, Valley Players Theater, free, donations accepted.
Swimming lessons at Bridges Resort start March 18: preschool levels one, two and three; Learn to Swim, ages 6+. Parent and Me, ages 6 to 36 months. Info: 802-583-2922.
Mad River Valley Easter Egg Hunt, Sat., March 24, 10 am, Waitsfield Telecom, free, all ages. Refreshments at 9:30. Info: Lorraine Keener, 496-3391.
Kids Pizza & Movie Night, ages 4-12, “Pete’s Dragon” and “Finding Dory.” Sat., March 24, 5-8 pm. Reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar. $34.
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.
SideSurfers Banked Slalom, snowboard only, banked slalom with tabletops, berms and rollers, cash purse, Riemergasse Terrain Park, Mt. Ellen. Register: www.sugarbush.com/event/banked-slalom/. Sat., March 17, 10 am.
Naturalist Snowshoe Tours, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am, Mad River Glen, 802-496-3551, ext. 117.
Maple Sugaring Snowshoe Tours along sap lines to a sugarhouse, see how sap is boiled. Call Clearwater Sports for dates/info: 496-2708.
Twilight Snowshoe Tour, guide interprets animal tracks, ages 9 to adult, Saturdays, 3:30 pm. Meet at The Farmhouse, Sugarbush. $35 ($45 with rentals). Reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.
Island Weekend at Sugarbush, March 24 and 25, island food and drinks, tiki bars, volleyball, hula dancing, reggae. Island in the Sky Luau, 2-8 pm, at Walt’s, skin/snowshoe up. Guided tour meets at 3:45, Mt. Ellen Base Lodge.
Dog-Friendly Guided Snowshoe Tour, Sun., March 25, 10 am, meet at Mt. Ellen ticket booth. $10 per dog, bring plastic bags, leashes.
Joslin Library Capital Campaign Cabinet meeting, Thurs., March 15, 8:30 am, lower level of library.
Fake News and How to Spot It presentations: “Toward News We Can Use,” Tues., March 20, 7 pm, Moretown Elementary School; “The Age of Print,” Tues., March 27, 7 pm, Joslin Library; “The Age of Digital,” Tues., April 3, 7 pm, Warren Library. Free.
Peeps® Diorama Contest, drop off book or literary-themed dioramas March 31 to April 4. Public viewing/voting, April 4-12, free, Warren Library. Entry forms/info: www.warrenlibrary.com.
Moretown Open Mic, musicians, poets, comics, performers, Fri., April 6, 7 pm, old Moretown Town Hall. All ages and abilities. BYO.
Magic Treehouse Story Time, ages 5-8, listening to Jack and Annie’s adventures, activities to visualize and extend the text. First book is “Magic Treehouse #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark.” Warren Public Library, Sat., April 7, 3-3:45 pm.
Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. http://joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.
Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. https://moretownlibrary.com, 496-9728. 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Sun. and Tues., 7 pm, Our Lady of the Snows Church fellowship hall, Waitsfield; Wed., noon, Gen. Wait House; and Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.
Guy and Wayne, Thurs., March 15, 2:30-5:30 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush, free.
Open Mic with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.
John Lackard Blues Duo, Thurs., March 15, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub.
Emma Cook and Questionable Company, Fri., March 16, 9 pm. Zack DuPont: Songs, Stories and Loops, Sat., March 17, 8 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.
Apres-ski music at Sugarbush, Sat., March 17, 3-6 pm, free: Wendell Hughes Band, St. Patrick’s Day party, Green Mountain Lounge; Starline Rhythm Boys, Castlerock Pub; The Detonators, Wunderbar; Abby Jenne Band, Rumble’s Kitchen.
The Grift, Sat., March 17, 9 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.
The Full Cleveland, Sat., March 17, 9 pm, Castlerock Pub.
Free bus rides, Saturday nights, 6 pm-2 am, http://RideGMT.com/gmt-schedules/. Request pickup: 802-496-7433. Runs through April 1.
Shrimp Tunes, Wed., March 28, 6-9 pm; John Lackard Blues Duo, Wed., April 4, 6-9 pm. The Hyde Away.
Eames Brothers Band, Fri., March 23, 8 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.
Scrag Mountain Music: soprano Mary Bonhag and pianist Jeffrey Chappell, Sun., March 25, 4 pm, Warren United Church. Come as you are. Pay what you can.
Aging with Wisdom presentation by author Olivia Hoblitzelle, finding meaning and beauty in aging, Sun., March 18, 4-6 pm, Big Picture Theater, free.
Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation, discount for age 60-plus. Piano music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. After-lunch activities: March 15, Green Auction for St. Patrick’s Day; March 20, Celebrate Birthdays and Spring Heads Up; March 22, Travelogue; March 27, Rolling Pictures; March 29, Dye Easter Eggs.
Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.
Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., March 15, 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, 2 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 for seniors, call 496-2543.
Paintings by Sonya Martin on display at Three Mountain Cafe till March 31.
Acrylic landscape paintings by Kumari Patricia exhibit at The Hive, Middlesex (next to Red Hen), through May 31, www.thehivevt.com.
“A Man and His Camera,” fine art photographs by Josh Axelrod, Wed.-Sat., 1-4 pm or by appointment, through March 31, Festival Gallery, Waitsfield, 496-6682.
Fiber Riot! Free, informal, weekly gathering; knitting, crocheting, spinning, rug hooking. Wednesdays, 5-8 pm, through March 28, Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, 496-7746.
Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.
Cooking Classes: Pancakes and Pockets, March 15, 6-8 pm; Cooking with Beer, March 17, 6-8 pm. $60 each. www.vermontstore.com/the-kitchen. The Store, Waitsfield.