Calendar

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events

01/18/18

Community Events

MountainTop Film Festival, last day is Thurs., Jan. 18, films addressing social and environmental issues, Big Picture Theater, mountaintopfilmfestival.com.

Proficiency Mastery Transcript & Graduation Verification informational presentation, Thurs., Jan. 18, 6 pm, Harwood Union cafeteria.

March For Our Future, Sat., Jan. 20, 1 pm, meet at Montpelier City Hall, march to the VT State House. Local group carpooling: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.marchforourfuture.com/vermont.html.

NSAA Safety Month, January: Meet Sugarbush ski patrol, toboggan rides, learn about safety, Sat., Jan. 20, 3:30-4:30 pm, Welcome Mat area, Lincoln Peak. Meet the Wildlife Experts, Sat., Jan. 27, 3-4 pm, Gate House Sleeper Room, Lincoln Peak. Family activities: High Fives Foundation film, poster contest, coloring, crafts. Sugarbush.

Winter Market, local makers and growers selling products, Sundays, 11 am-3 pm, Mad River Taste Place. Free admission.

“The Meaning of Maple,” presentation by Michael Lange, professor of anthropology and folklore and author of “Meanings of Maple: An Ethnography of Sugaring,” hosted by the Waterbury Historical Society, Wed., Jan. 24, 7 pm, Steele Community Room, 28 N. Main St., Waterbury. Free.

Free Community Supper, Fri., Jan. 26, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Lawson’s Finest Beer Lover’s Dinner, Full Moon Snowshoe, Wed., Jan. 31, 7 pm, Mad River Glen. $50 includes snowshoe, dinner, one beer. Snowshoe rental, $5. Register: www.madriverglen.com.

Fundraisers

Lasagna Dinner & Movie Night, fundraiser for the Mad River Glen Freeskiing Team, Sat., Jan. 20, 5 pm, Mad River Glen.

Kamikaze Improv Comedy Group show benefits Girls/Boyz First Mentoring, Sat., Jan. 27, 5:30-7 pm, Zenbarn, Waterbury Center. Cash at door: $10/person, $25/family. Info: Wendy, 224-6500, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sock Hop, DJ, food from “Malt Shoppe,” Sat., Feb. 3, 6 pm, Waterbury American Legion, Stowe Street, benefits the Auxiliary, $10 donation, 244-8089.

Harwood Baseball Calcutta, Sat., Feb. 17, 5 pm, American Legion, Waterbury, $100 includes dinner for two, chance to win $2,000. Yankee vs. Red Sox tickets raffle drawing, March 17. Tickets at local businesses and from players, fundraising for spring training in Florida.

Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library); leave in marked shed behind church.

Fun & Games

Mad River Valley Little League registration open at www.madriverbaseball.com. T-Ball, ages 5-6; Farm League (coach pitch), ages 7-8; American League (minors), ages 9-10; National League (majors), ages 11-12. Season: May 5 to mid-June; practice starts earlier. Info: Mike Fiaschetti, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Valley Youth Lacrosse registration open for spring season, U11, U13, U15 and U9 age levels. www.madriverlax.com.

Tennis Clinics: weekdays, 9-10:30 am; Fri., 10:30-noon; Sat. (beginners) and Sun., 9-10:30 am. The Bridges Resort, Warren. For levels, sign-up and cost, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 583-2922.

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

Kids

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cubpack798.org, 802-371-9997.

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.

Gathering of the Groms, free intro to freestyle skiing/snowboarding, ages 13 and under, instruction, games, prizes. Feb. 17, Lincoln Peak; March 3, Mt. Ellen. Sugarbush.

Outdoors

Guided Snowshoe Headlamp Dinner Tours every Thursday at American Flatbread. Reserve: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.

Naturalist Snowshoe Tours, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am, Mad River Glen.

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.

SheJumps Intl. Women’s Ski/Snowboard Day, Sat., Jan. 20, group ski/ride activities, games, raffles, apres ski, Sugarbush.

Telemark World Cup, Wed.-Fri., Jan. 24-26, Sugarbush.

Junior Unconventional Terrain Competition, ages 14 and under, top male and female finishers qualify for Triple Crown Unconventional Terrain Competition and Ski the East Freeride Tour events. Sat., Jan. 27, 11 am, Mad River Glen.

USASA Rail Jam, freestyle event, Sat., Jan. 27, 11 am-2 pm, Mt. Ellen, open to registered ski/snowboard USASA members. Register: 9-10 am, base lodge.

Tour de Moon, guided or unguided skin/snowshoe up Mt. Ellen to Walt’s (Glen House) for grilled cheese and drinks, Sat., Feb. 3, 4 pm (guided). Walt’s open till 8 pm. Sugarbush.

Skatium, outdoor ice rink, Slow Rd., Waitsfield. Night skating, rentals, lessons. Potluck picnic, Tuesdays, 5-7 pm. Open pickup fun hockey, Wednesdays, 8-10 pm, $5. Call to listen to hours: 496-8845.

Sugarbush Racing Club, fun  race series, Thursdays, 11 am-1 pm, postrace parties. All ages and abilities. sugarbushracingclub.com. Wine and cheese tasting, Tues., Jan. 23, 6:30 pm, Tucker Hill Inn. Members/partners, $40. Nonmembers, $45. Reserve by Jan. 20, mail check payable to Sugarbush Racing Club to Gordon Hoare, P.O. Box 396, Warren, VT 05674.

Library

Joslin Memorial Library Capital Campaign Cabinet meetings Thurs., Jan. 18, 8:30 am, lower level of the library.

Move It and Read, after-school book club exploring reading and movement. Read “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds, recommended for grades 4-8, Thurs., Jan. 18, 3-4:30 pm, Moretown Library. Free. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

A Mysterious Lens on American Culture, VT Humanities Council book discussion series: "Indian Killer" by Sherman Alexie, Thurs., Jan. 18, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library; “Blood of the Prodigal” by P.L. Gaus, Thurs., Feb. 15, 6:30 pm, Warren Library. Free.

Friday Crafternoons in January, 3 pm, Warren Public Library. Snacks, crafts, ages 8+. Check the events calendar at www.warrenlibrary.com for each week's craft. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free.

Alaska Journal: slideshow, stories, journal readings by George Schenk, Sat., Jan. 20, 7 pm, Joslin Library (downstairs).

Jigsaw puzzle exchange, bring 500-plus-piece puzzles to swap, Sun., Jan. 21, 1 pm, Warren Library.

The Hollywood Blacklist with VT Humanities Council presenter, film expert Rick Winston, film clips, discussion of the Red Scare in Hollywood in the 1940s to 1960s. Wed., Jan. 31, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library. Free.

Moretown Open Mic, musicians, poets, comics, performers, Fridays, Feb. 9, March 9, April 6, at 7 pm, the old Moretown Town Hall. All ages and abilities. BYO.

Free Adult Education: basic reading, writing, math, computer skills; high school diploma/GED programs; career/college readiness; English language learning and U.S. citizenship. Tuesdays, 1-3 pm, Joslin Library. Info: David Busker, 244-8765; no reservations necessary.

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

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, 10:30 am, up to age 6. Amanda Gates, 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

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..

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

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, Joslin Library (downstairs), 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

The Detonators, Thurs., Jan. 18, apres ski, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush.

John Lackard Blues Band, Thurs., Jan. 18, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Starks’s Pub, Mad River Glen, free.

Seth Yacavone, solo acoustic, Thurs., Jan. 18. Eagles of Rock, Fri. and Sat., Jan. 19 and 20. Slide Brook Tavern, Warren.

Myra Flynn, singer-songwriter, Thurs., Jan. 18, 8 pm. Old Sky, Americana, Fri., Jan. 19, 9 pm. Doug Perkins, Patrick Ross, Rusty Dewees, Sat., Jan. 20, 9 pm. VT Symphony Orchestra’s Jukebox, chamber music, Sun., Jan. 21, 4-7 pm,  Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Shrimp Tunes, Wed., Jan. 24, 6-9 pm, Hyde Away Inn. Music every Wednesday through April 4, www.hydeawayinn.com/events, 496-2322.

Zach Nugent, former guitarist for Jerry Garcia Band, Wednesdays in January, 8 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Lowell Thompson, Thurs., Jan. 25, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen, free.

Milton Busker, singer-songwriter, Thurs., Jan. 25, 8-10:30 pm, Zenbarn.

The Welterweights with Kelly Ravin, Lowell Thompson, Pat Melvin, Sean Preece, Sat., Jan. 27, 7-9:30 pm. Gen. Stark’s Pub, free.

The Grift, Sat., Jan. 27, 9 pm, Castlerock Pub, free.

Free bus rides, Saturday nights plus Sun., Feb. 18, 6 pm-2 am. http://RideGMT.com/gmt-schedules/. Request pickup: 802-496-7433.

Seniors

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. After lunch activities: Jan. 18, Celebrate birthdays/Joke Day; Jan. 23, Seniors present their collections; Jan. 25, Travelogue; Jan. 30, What is it? Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.

Boomer Essential Elements, skiing skills development, social atmosphere, Sugarbush coaches, intermediate terrain, ages 65-plus, Tuesdays, 9 am-noon. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 888-651-4827.

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.

The Arts

Fiber Riot! Free, informal, weekly gathering; knitting, crocheting, spinning, rug hooking. Wednesdays, Jan. 17 to March 28, 5-8 pm, Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, 496-7746.

“A Man and His Camera,” fine art photographs by Josh Axelrod, exhibit runs through March 31, Wed.-Sat., 1-4 pm or by appointment, Festival Gallery, Waitsfield, 496-6682, www.valleyartsvt.com.

Mad River Chorale rehearsals, Mondays starting Jan. 22, 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room. New singers are welcome to join; must be able to match pitch and sing with their section. Info: madriverchorale.net, 496-2048.

Photo Exhibit: Refugees housed free at the City Plaza (hotel), Athens, Greece, by Anna Jarecki, at Big Picture Theater for month of January. Proceeds from photo sales to be donated to City Plaza.

“Mostly White,” paintings by Kathy Stark, exhibit through February 17, Axel’s Gallery, Stowe St., Waterbury. Tues.-Fri., 10 am-6 pm; Sat., 10 am-4 pm. www.axelsgallery.com, 244-7801.

Valley Arts Drop-In Painting, first and third Wed. of each month (next, Feb. 7 and 21), 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield. Bring paint and work on your own or paint the still life. Members, $5; nonmembers, $10. Info: Dotty, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-4789.

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

“The Last Five Years,” Feb. 2-11, Fri. and Sat. at 7 pm, Sun. at 2 pm, Valley Players Theater. Ticket: Fri. and Sat., $20; Sun., $16; 802-583-1674 or www.valleyplayers.com.

Workshops

Let Your Yoga Dance with Ellen Kucera, combines yoga principles with dance steps and music, Tuesdays, noon-1 pm, starting Jan. 23, Valley Glow. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-793-6821.

Take Back Control of Your Time and Grow Your Small Business More Efficiently, fourth Tuesday of each month (starts Jan. 23), 10 am, MRV Chamber offices, Bridge St., Waitsfield. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free for chamber members, fee for nonmembers.

CBD workshop series with Michele Wildflower, HHP, Thursdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, March 1, 5:30-6:30 pm, at Mad River Massage. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Gift of Anxiety and Depression Prevention: Skills we can (and should) be teaching our children, free presentation by a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, Thurs., Feb. 11, 5:30-7:30 pm, Fayston Elementary School, 496-3636.