Weekly Calendar of Events


Community Events

Mad River Path Association annual meeting, all welcome, Thurs., June 21, 5-7 pm, Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield. Featured speaker Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids will lead a nature walk on The Valley boardwalk in front of the new taproom and brewery. Free.

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

CVMC Family Medicine - Mad River open house, tour the facility, talk with the staff, learn about changes. Light snacks, beverages. Fri., June 22, 4-6 pm.

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Colleen Mari, June 23.

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

Strawberry Festival, potluck dinner, strawberry shortcake, Fri., June 29, 5-7 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 North Main Street. Takeout or dessert-only option available. Adults, $12; kids to age 12, $8; family (2 adults, 2 kids), $30.

Not Quite Independence Day, Sat., June 30, Waterbury. Beer tent, food, games, 2 pm, Rusty Parker Park. Rock climbing wall, yoga, drumming, children games, pickup sport games, 2 pm, State Complex lawn. Parade, 4 pm. Joe Moore Band (R&B, funk, jazz), 5:30 pm. The Hitman (dance band), 7:30 pm. Fireworks, 9:30 pm. http://waterburynqid.com. By donation, no tickets needed. S. Main Street (Route 2) closed to traffic 3-6 pm.

Combined worship and summer picnic hosted by Waitsfield and Warren United Churches, Sun., July 1, 11 am, Couples Club Field. Bring a dish to share. Rain or shine; shelter and restrooms open. Info: Chrissy, 496-3495.

Warren Fourth of July parade, Wed., July 4, 10 am, Warren Village. Theme: “Happy Birthday to U.S.” Main St. closed to traffic at 8:30 am. Street dance with Sklarkestra after parade. Festivities at Brooks Field, music by Mad Mountain Scramblers, food, beer, kids’ activities. Free shuttles from Sugarbush (8 am-4 pm). www.madrivervalley.com/4th.

Fireworks at Sugarbush, Wed., July 4, dusk. Free.


’80s theme night at Ice Center, public skate to raise money for Harwood Youth Hockey Association, Fri., June 22, 8-9:30 pm.

Golf tournament, fundraiser for Meals On Wheels, six-hole course at Woodchuck Golf Course, Palmer Lane, Waitsfield. Sat., June 23, 8 am-6 pm. Raffles, snacks. Info: Nancy Emory, 496-9416.

St. Dunstan’s yard sale, Sat., June 23, 10 am-3 pm, 4102 Route 100, Waitsfield, just south of the health center.

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

Fun & Games

Circus Smirkus presents “Vaudeville,” Mon. and Tues., July 2 and 3, 1 pm and 6 pm. Tickets, $16-20: www.smirkus.com, 877-SMIRKUS, The Collection, Peanut & Mouse. Fundraiser for Waitsfield Children’s Center.

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


"Shipwrecked!" free Vacation Bible Camp at Warren United Church, preschool to grade six, Mon.-Thurs., June 25-28, 8:45 am-noon. Breakfast and snacks provided. Info: 496-3495.

Warren Playgroup: Zumba for Kids, children of all ages and parents/caregivers, Fridays through July 6, 10:15-11:30 am, Warren Town Hall, for six weeks. Free. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-917-1776.

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.

Mad River Rippers youth mountain bike program, Tuesdays, 5-7 pm, Blueberry Lake. Free for Mad River Riders and VMBA members; nonmembers welcome, $50/season. Info: www.madriverriders.com. Preregister: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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., 802-371-9997.


Mad Birders Walks: Sat., June 30, 7:30 am-2 pm, Parker property in Granville, carpool from Pat Folsom’s. Info: visit madbirders.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Harwood Fun Runs, Mondays, June 18-Aug. 27, Harwood Union trails. Kids’ half-mile, ages 12 and under, 6:15 pm; Fun Run, 1.7 miles, all ages, 6:30 pm; Ridge Run, 4 miles, 6:30 pm. Fees raise funds for Harwood cross-country team. Kids under 12, free. Register 5:30-6 pm.

Free Stand-Up Paddleboard demos: Sun., June 24, 11 am-2:30 pm; and every Wednesday, 5-7:30 pm. Blueberry Lake, Warren. Info: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.

Sugarbush Summer Mountain Operations Opening Day, Sat., June 23, 10 am-6 pm: lift-served mountain biking, zipline, bungee trampoline, disc golf, scenic lift rides and more. www.sugarbush.com.

Mad Marathon, Mad Half and relays, Sun., July 8, 7 am, expect some road closures. Music by The Grift, food, beverages, dog parade, Fri., July 6, Mad River Green, Waitsfield. Kids Rainbow Run, Sat., July 7, 6 pm, Mad River Green. www.madmarathon.com.


"Screech and Hoot: The Science of Bird Communication," VINS live bird presentation kicks off summer reading program: Libraries Rock! Thurs., June 21, 4 pm, Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield.

Dungeons & Dragons, Sundays, 3-6 pm, Moretown Library, new and seasoned players, ages 10 and up. June 24 through July 15. Free.

“Sounds and Nature,” learn how sound works and why it is important for animals, Wed., June 27: grades 3-6 at 9 am; K-grade 2 at 11:15 am. Moretown Library, free.

Joslin Memorial Library board of trustees meeting, Wed., July 11, 6 pm, at the library. Special meeting of the board of trustees, June 26, to review the status of this past year’s budget.

Free Play Friday, ages 8 and up, drop in for snacks, crafts, Lego building, 3 pm, Warren Library. Free.

Central VT Adult Basic Education with Dave Busker, free help with technology, literacy, test prep, resumes, etc. Tuesdays, 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.

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.


MRV Republicans meets June 27 (fourth Wed. of each month), 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

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.


Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park, Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury, free admission, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Farmers’ market (3-7 pm). June 21, Blues for Breakfast. June 28, Starline Rhythm Boys, Texas honkytonk.

Open Mic with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.

John Daly Band, Thurs., June 21, 9 pm. Cookie’s Hot Club, Sat., June 23, 9 pm. Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead, Wednesdays, 7 pm, free. Michele Fay Band, Thurs., June 28, 7 pm. Hot Pickin’ Party, Sat., June 30, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

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

Frendly Gathering, music festival featuring Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass, The Devil Makes Three and more. Camping, yoga, dance workshops, art. Thurs.-Sat., June 28-30, Mt. Ellen, frendlygathering.com.

Joe Moore Band (R&B, funk, jazz), Sat., June 30, 5:30 pm, and The Hitman (dance band), 7:30 pm. At Waterbury’s Not Quite Independence Day, Rusty Parker Park. http://waterburynqid.com. By donation, no tickets needed.


Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation, discount for age 60-plus. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543. After-lunch activities: June 21, Travelogue; June 26, Rolling pictures; June 28, Name That Tune.

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

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

Broadway Cabaret, Peter Boynton and cast of “Gypsy” perform Broadway show tunes, Sun., June 24, 8-10 pm, Skinner Barn, $25. “Gypsy,” a musical, Wed.-Sun., July 18-29, 8 pm, $25. Tickets: www.theskinnerbarn.com, 496-4422.

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, runs through July 28: Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm.

Digital Storytelling workshop, grades 7-12, June 26 to August 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm, Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center. Info/register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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


Drumming Alive: Yoga and Drumming, Sat., June 23, 10 am-noon, fusion of yoga, drum healing, reiki, body wisdom teaching. Mountain Rose Integrated Wellness Center. Register, $30: www.mountainrosevt.com; 802-496-9204.

Business workshop hosted by MRV Chamber, June 26 (fourth Tuesday of each month), 10-11:30 am, 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.

Spinning Retreat with fiber artist Amy King, July 8-10, Lareau Farm Inn. Register: 802-496-7746, madriverfibermill.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Workshops only, $385; with lodging, $625.

Emergency Medical Responder course, July 18 to Oct. 6: Wed. evenings and some Saturdays, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service. Free for MRVAS members. www.mrvas.org, 802-496-8888, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..