Weekly Calendar of Events

Updated: 03/14/19 

Community Events

Vermont Specialty Food Day, local food and beverage vendors in Gate House Courtyard, Sugarbush, Sat., March 16, 11 am-4 pm.

Cabin Fever Follies, community variety show, tables or seating on the side, bring food/bevs, prizes for table decor, Fri. and Sat., March 22 and 23, doors open 6:30 pm, showtime 7 pm, Valley Players Theater. Tickets, $10: www.valleyplayers.com.

Family Contra Dance, all ages, Sat., March 23, 6-9 pm, Warren Library, music by Red Dog Riley with Don Stratton, caller. Free.

Shugar and Schmooze, celebrate spring, visit sugarhouse, taste sap, games, music by the fire (bring instruments), Sun., March 24, 2-5 pm, Living Tree Alliance, Moretown, suggested donation $18. Info/directions/RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 603-387-8697, https://livingtreealliance.com/shugar-schmooze.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., March 29, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Fundraisers 

Pork loin takeout dinner, Fri., March 15, pick up 4-6 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church (next to Cold Hollow Cider). Reserve, $9: 244-8089, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Fun & Games

Poker Run at Sugarbush, Sat., March 16, register, then get a card at each location on list, submit your hand. Adults, $20; under 18, $10; plus lift ticket.

Dummy Big Air, build a dummy, send it down a slope and launch it off a jump, prizes, Sun., March 31, Mt. Ellen base area, Sugarbush.

MRV Bocce League being formed, court to be constructed at Couples Field, Waitsfield. Register teams of four: Pat Travers, 496-6877, 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.

Kids

MRV Little League, register at www.madriverbaseball.com or Thurs., March 14, 6-8 pm, Waitsfield Elementary School. T-ball, boys/girls ages 4-6; Farm League, ages 7-8; American League (minors), ages 9-10; National League (majors), ages 11-12; softball (minors), girls ages 8-10; softball (majors), girls ages 11-12. Info: baseball, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; softball, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; info on registering by mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MRV Youth Lacrosse registration, boys/girls, grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8, plus Chill Lax for grades 1-2. Practices at Mad River Park starting mid-April; games May through mid-June. Register: www.madriverlax.com.

Musical Munchkins Spring Open House, free preview classes for Sing Into Spring, music and movement, Sat., March 23, at Green Mt. Performing Arts: ages 1-2, 9:30 am; ages 2-4, 10:30 am; ages 4-5, 11:30 am; babies and young 1s, 12:30. www.musicalmunchkins.net.

Kids Pizza and Movie Night, ages 4-12, “Incredibles 2” and “Paddington,” Sat., March 23, 5-8 pm, $34, Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, register: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar or 888-651-4827.

Waitsfield Playgroup, Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, Big Picture Theater, coordinator is Constancia Gomez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free, open to all.

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

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

Outdoors

Headlamp Snowshoe Dinner Tour at Lareau Farm, Thurs., March 14. Full moon snowshoe dinner tour, Fri. and Sat., March 22 and 23. Info/reserve: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708. clearwatersports.com.

Side Surfers Banked Slalom, race with obstacle course, snowboards only, cash purse, Sat., March 16, 10 am, Mt. Ellen, www.sugarbush.com/event/banked-slalom/.

Duxbury Land Trust guided walk to conserved properties, Sat., March 16, 1-2 pm. Meet at Crossett Brook Middle School. Info: Audrey Quackenbush: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 244-7512.

Tour de Moon, moonlit skin/snowshoe up Mt. Ellen to Glen House for dinner/bevs. Ski back down (snowshoers must ski down). March 16, meet at 4 pm at base lodge. www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar/.

Full Moon Snowshoe, Brew Tasting, $35 includes snowshoe tour and flight of Lawson’s beer, March 16, 8-10:30 pm, Mad River Glen. Register: www.madriverglen.com/event-calendar.

Townie Tour, locals’ night of skinning and skiing (all welcome), uphill policy in effect, Mon., March 18, Walt’s open 2-8 pm, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush.

Chez Henri Cup ski race, Sat., March 23, 9-11 am, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush. Registration ($40) and cheese fondue party at Chez Henri, Fri., 4-7 pm; or register at Gate House Lodge, Sat., 7:30-8:30 am. Raffle, awards party, Sat., 3 pm, Chez Henri. CVHHH fundraiser. Info: www.cvhhh.org/chezhenri19.

Junior Mogul Challenge (ages 15 and under), Sat., March 23, 10 am, Mad River Glen. Register: www.madriverglen.com.

Island Weekend, live reggae music, island cuisine/drinks, volleyball (3 pm, Lincoln Peak Courtyard), hula dancing. Kids hula hoop contest, 2 pm, Lincoln Peak Courtyard. Sugarbush, March 23 and 24.

Mad River Glen Triple Crown: Unconventional Terrain, Sat., March 30; Mogul Challenge, Sun., March 31; Vertical Challenge, Mon., April 1. www.madriverglen.com.

Mount Ellen Ender, closing day, Sat., March 30. Gelandesprung, retro long jump, costumes encouraged, 4-6 pm, free entry, register on the deck 3-4 pm. Live music, special events, Green Mt. Lounge.

Naturalist Snowshoe Program, Mad River Glen, easy to moderate guided snowshoe treks exploring Stark Mountain, Sat. and Sun., 10:30 am. Register at Ski School, 496-3551, ext. 17; www.madriverglen.com.

Library

Cookbook Club: Cook a recipe from “Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Using Pure Maple Syrup” by Katie Webster. Thurs., March 14, 6 pm, Warren Library. Sign up, limited to 12.

A Hard Look at America, VT Humanities Council reading and discussion group series: Read “All the President's Men” by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward for Thurs., March 21, 6:30 pm, old Moretown Town Hall. Read “The Armies of the Night” by Norman Mailer for April 25, 6:30 pm, Warren Library. Read “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink for May 23, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library.

Free-Play Fridays, ages 8+ may drop by the Warren Library after school for snacks, activities, 3-4 pm when school is in session. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., warrenlibrary.com. Free.

Read and Play Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am, kids ages 0-5 and caregivers, Town Hall, hosted by Moretown librarian Cory Stephenson. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Magic: The Gathering Club, fantasy adventure card game, all skill levels. Bring cards or use the library’s, first and third Sundays of each month, 2-4:30 pm, Warren Public Library. Free. Ages 9+. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Central VT Adult Basic Education, free help with technology, literacy, test prep, resumes, etc. Fridays, 1-3 pm. Drop in or by appointment: Joslin Library, 496-4205; Dave Busker, 244-8765.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. http://joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. 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

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, March 20 (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.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Sun. and Tues., 7 pm, Waitsfield United Church (across from Village Grocery), rear of building; Wed., noon, Gen. Wait House; and Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

Erin Cassels-Brown, free cheese fondue, Thurs., March 14, 3:30-5:30, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen. Free.

Wayne and the Legends, Thurs., March 14, 3-6 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Sugarbush, Mt. Ellen.

Open Mic with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm. Shane Murley Band, acoustic rock, Fri., March 22. Seth Yacavone Band, rock, Sat., March 23. Localfolk Smokehouse.

House band with the Hostel Horns, rock, funk, blues, soul, Fri., March 15, 9:30 pm. The Pen Hits, rock, Sat., March 16, 9:30 pm. Pappy and Friends, bluegrass, Fri. and Sat., March 22 and 23, 9:30 pm. Hostel Tevere. $5.

Apres-ski music at Sugarbush, Sat., March 16, 3-6 pm, free: Kind Bud, Castlerock Pub; Roughhead Blenny, Wunderbar; Straitjacket Slumber Party, Green Mt. Lounge; Funkleberries, Rumble’s Kitchen.

Free rides, Saturday nights, 6 pm-2 am. Wait at stops or request pickup: 802-496-7433. Full daily schedule at http://ridegmt.com/gmt-schedules/ (scroll to end for Mad River Valley).

The Grift, music of the 2000s, part of 60 years of music series, Sat., March 16, 8-11 pm, Gate House Courtyard Room.

Stinky Boots String Band, Sat., March 16, 9 pm. Wednesday Night Dead with Zach Nugent, every Wed., 7-10 pm, free.  Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

St. Patrick’s Day party, live music, Irish food, green beer, swag giveaways, Sun., March 17, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush, free admission.

Dale and Darcy Band, Irish music, specialty cask of Caramel and Coffee Fayston Maple Imperial Stout, Mon., March 18, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield.

Seniors

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center: March 14, Head’s Up game; March 19, Travelogue, Nepal with Ken Friedman, Nepal; March 14, Joke Day; March 26, Senior Collection, Fred Gilbert, Erector Sets; March 28, Rolling Pictures. Free.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., March 28, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $20.

Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation of $5; or $4 for ages 60+. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543. No lunch when schools are closed.

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

Game Day, Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield, all welcome. Lessons and playing Mahjongg, Train Dominos, Cribbage and other games. Info: Debbie, 498-5385.

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, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, all welcome.

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

The Arts

Sip and Paint with Helen Issackedes, supplies provided, BYOB, Fri., March 15, 7-8:30 pm, Festival Gallery, 496-6682, valleyartsvt.com.

Mad River Rug Hookers exhibit, Valley Arts Festival Gallery, 2 Village Sq., Waitsfield, Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm, through April 27. Demonstrations, Saturdays, 1-4 pm (closed April 20).

Workshops/Speakers

The Art of Stone presentation by mason Thea Alvin, sculptures, arches, walls, gateways, etc., Thurs., March 21, 7 pm. Yestermorrow Design/Build School. Free.

Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield. Knives, five dishes, proper use of knives, Thurs., March 14. Cooking with Beer, Sat., March 16. All are 6-8 pm. $60 each. http://kitchenatthestore.com.

Fiber arts: Beginning Knitting, Thurs., March 14, 6-9 pm, $50. Creating Wild & Crazy Yarns, Sun., March 17, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Intro to Free-Form Tapestry Weaving, Sat., March 23, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Rigid Heddle Weaving, Sun., March 24, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746, madriverfibermill.com.

Intro to Walking Meditation, Tuesdays, March 19, 26, April 2, 9-10 am, all three sessions $30, or $15 each. Valley Glow’s Purna (above Sage Restaurant), Waitsfield. Register: www.valleyglowyoga.com/events