Free Community Supper, Sat., March 25, 5:30 pm, new location: Waitsfield Elementary School (due to church renovation). All welcome. Hosted by Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 496-3065.
Mad River Valley Maple Festival, March 25 & 26, 11 am-4 pm, sap boiling, tastings, wood-fired pizza, maple treats from local food/beverage vendors: Mad River Distillers, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Tonewood Maple. Hartshorn Farm, Route 100, Waitsfield.
Waitsfield Winter Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 11 am-3 pm, Masonic Lodge (across from Joslin Library).
Egan Hall of Fame Send-off Party, Sat., April 1, 3 pm, Lincoln Peak Courtyard. Celebrate John Egan inducted as 420th person in the Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame. Live music, 420 free pizza slices, beer specials, Egan movies.
Sun., April 16 – Easter at Sugarbush: Sunrise service, 7:30 am, Allyn’s Lodge, lift rides, 6:50-7:10 am. Easter Egg Hunt, ages 6 and under at Farmhouse & Schoolhouse, Lincoln Peak; ages 7+ at Allyn’s Lodge and Lower Jester at Lincoln Peak; all ages at Mt. Ellen.
Sun., April 16 – Easter at Mad River Glen: mountaintop service, 8 am, Single Chair rides, 7-7:30 am. Easter Egg Hunt, 11 am: up to age 5 in base area, ages 6-12 meet at top of Sunnyside Double. Chicken BBQ, noon. Easter costume parade, prizes, 1:30 pm. Soule Monde on the deck, 3-7 pm.
Lawson’s For Locals, seven brews from Lawson’s Finest Liquids at The Blue Stone, Waitsfield, fundraiser for MRV Ambulance Service. Fri., 3 pm, through Sun. night, March 24-26.
Red Cross Blood Drive, Fri., March 24, 10 am-3 pm, American Legion Post, Stowe St., Waterbury. Info: www.redcrossblood.org; Gene Sweetser, 802-879-4838.
Red Cross Blood Drive, Tues., March 28, 11:30 am-5 pm, Waitsfield Telecom, Route 100. Appointments: www.redcrossblood.org or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE. Walk-ins welcome.
Vermonte Carlo Night, Sat., April 8, 7 pm, Mt. Ellen base lodge. Fundraiser for Fayston Elementary School. Live music by Josh Panda, blackjack tables, silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres.
Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church, leave in shed on front lawn of church.
Fun & Games
Maple Sugaring Snowshoe Tours, explore a sugar bush, learn about sugaring, Fri., March 24, 3-5:30 pm. Reservations required: Clearwater Sports, 46-2708.
Island Weekend, March 25 & 26, at Sugarbush, reggae music, island food/drinks, beach activities.
Sat., April 1 – Gelandesprung and Mt. Ellen Closing Party, long-distance jumping on the gelande, all ages and abilities, prizes. Sugarbush Mt. Ellen.
Sat., April 8, noon – Pond Skimming, ski/ride across a pool of water, awards/prizes for best costume, style and splash, Sugarbush Lincoln Peak. Register at Castlerock Pub, 8 am, limited to 110 people, $20 cash only.
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.
Pajama party with author of Sweet Pea & Friends books John Churchman and his sheepdog Laddie, Sat., April 1, 11 am-1 pm, The Collection, Waitsfield, 496-6055. Pajamas encouraged but not required.
MRV Easter Egg Hunt, Sat., April 8, 10 am, Waitsfield Telecom. Refreshments, 9:30 am. All ages. Free. Rain, shine or snow.
Mad River Valley Mini Milers youth running program meets weekly for an hour, April 24-May 22, registration open now: www.runvermont.org/youth/ready-set-run/. $35.
Scouting: Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. http://cubpack798.org. Contact AnnMarie Harmon, 496-5562; Rick Rayfield, 496-2022.
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.
Poet Pamela Heinrich MacPherson, hospice volunteer and end-of-life care advocate, will discuss her book Vigil: The Poetry of Presence, Sat., March 25, 2 pm, Joslin Memorial Library.
Muslim Girls Making Change, a youth-led poetry slam team dedicated to social justice through poetry, Wed., March 29, 6:30 pm, Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield. Free.
Book discussion series, 20th Century U.S. Conflicts: The Rise of a Superpower, Joslin Library, Fri., March 31, 6:30 pm: A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan. Info: Ivan Tabanin, 496-3913.
Cooking with Kids, Sun., April 9, from 3-4:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. Led by Lisa Mason from Fiddleheads Cuisine, all ages welcome.
A Memoir Writing Workshop, Mon., April 10, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library. Led by Jessica Hendry Nelson, author of If Only You People Could Follow Directions.
Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.
Waterbury Public Library Baby/Toddler Story Time, Mondays, 10 am, up to age 3, stories, songs, playtime. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.
Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. www.moretownvt.org/moretown-library, 496-9728. Free.
Waterbury Public Library Preschool Story Time, Thursdays, 10 am, ages 3-6, stories, songs, crafts. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.
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.
Harwood Booster Club meetings, second Mon. of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Cafe, new members welcome.
Mad River Valley Rec District meets the third Tues. of each month, 6 pm, Gen. Wait House. Open to all.
Mad River Valley Rotary Club meetings: 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 and fourth Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Eastern Systems, Waitsfield. All welcome.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm; 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.
Seth Yacavone Band and Alex Budney, Thurs., March 23, 2:30-5:30 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, free.
Jazz & Spring Wine Tasting paired with appetizers, jazz with Bruce Sklar and Jeremy Hill, Thurs., March 23, 6 pm, Big Picture Theater, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994. Tickets: Warren Store or Big Picture.
Live apres-ski music, Sat., March 25, 3-6 pm: Dave Keller Band, Castlerock Pub; Jersey Rollers, Wunderbar; Womack’s Friends, Green Mt. Lounge. Sugarbush, free.
Mad Mountain Scramblers, Sat., March 25, 9 pm, Hostel Tevere, Warren.
Free rides, Saturday nights, 6 pm-2 am, till March 25, Mad Bus schedule: http://rideGMT.com. Request pickup: (802) 496-7433. Also daily service through April 2.
In Cahoots, Sun., March 26, 4-5 pm, local women’s barbershop quartet, at Moretown United Methodist Church. Admission by donation. Followed by spaghetti supper at parish house, $5.
Guy Burlage Band, Thurs., March 30, 2:30-5:30 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, free.
Live apres-ski music, Sat., April 1, 3-6 pm: Groovestone, Castlerock Pub; Colleen Mari Mays and Good Medicine, Wunderbar; Cruise Control, Green Mt. Lounge. Sugarbush, free.
Live apres-ski music, Sun., April 2, 2:30-5:30 pm: The Detonators, Green Mt. Lounge. Sugarbush, free.
Anthony Santor and friends, jazz brunch, Sun., April 2, 11 am-2 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994.
Canceled: Bone Builders exercise class canceled until further notice. Mad River Valley Senior Center.
Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, donations support Meals On Wheels.
Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.
Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. March 23, Armchair Travelogue: Italy. March 28, Name That Tune. March 30, To Tell The Truth and Rolling Pictures. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543.
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.
Spring Mix, Valley Arts members’ show, Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm, through May 31. Opening reception, Sun., April 2, 5-7 pm, at Festival Gallery, 496-6682.
Sip ’n’ Paint, Fri., April 14, 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.
Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.
Helping Hand Knitting sessions start Mon., March 20, 10:30-11:30 am, or Sat., March 25, 11 am-noon. Shades of Winter Yarn Shop, Waitsfield, 496-3221, $10.
Free tax preparation assistance, now through April 12, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield. Tuesdays, walk-ins welcome, 1-4:30 pm; Wednesdays by appointment, 5-8 pm. Appointment/info: Sarah, 496-9600.
Cooking classes, The Store, Waitsfield, $60 each: Thai, March 23, 6-8 pm. Gnocchi, March 25, 5-8 pm. Meatloaf, March 30, 6-8 pm. www.kitchenatthestore.com, 496-4465.