Weekly Calendar of Events


Community Events

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

Waterbury Arts Fest, Fri. and Sat., July 13 and 14, Stowe St. and Bidwell Lane,​. Block Party, admission by donation, Fri., 5:30-9:30 pm, beer garden, food, music by The Grift. Sat., 10 am-4 pm, artist exhibitors, food, live music.

Farm to Table Shabbat dinner at Living Tree Alliance Farm, Moretown, Fri., July 13, 6 pm. Bobcat Cafe chefs will prepare and serve foods. New York-based singer-songwriters Lisa Lipkin and Jay Hill.

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Linda Cullum, July 14.

Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen Shannon Adams of Warren will perform her talent presentation, model her evening wear, mock onstage Q&A, send-off celebration to national competition. Refreshments. Sat., July 14, 3-5 pm, Valley Players Theater.

Book Signing with John Churchman signing his new book “Alpaca Lunch,” Laddie the border collie and alpacas will be there. Sat., July 14, 11 am-1 pm, The Collection, Mad River Green Shops.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., July 27, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Mad River Taste Week events, free tours, Aug. 4-12: Pig Roast, Sat., Aug. 4, 5-8 pm, Mad River Green. Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponics tour of greenhouse, Waitsfield, Mon., Aug. 6, 11 am-noon. VT Bean Crafters tour, Warren, Tues., Aug. 7, 2-3 pm, on-farm production facility for vegetable-based foods. Knoll Farm tour, Wed., Aug. 8, 2-3 pm, free. Mad River Food Hub tour, Thurs., Aug. 9, 11 am-noon. Mad River Distillers tour, Aug. 9, 2-3 pm. Ploughgate Creamery tour or von Trapp Farmstead tour, both Fri., Aug. 10, 2-3 pm. Hartshorn Farm tour and pizza, Fri., Aug. 10, 5-7 pm. Green Rabbit Bakery tour, Sat., Aug. 11, 10:45 am. All free. Register, info and more events at

From the Ocean to the Mountains, an evening of food, music and fun at Sugarbush Resort, Sun., Aug. 12, 4-7 pm. Highlights include Susan Snider, owner of the Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill, leading an interactive fiber project; writers in a Poets’ Corner will create personalized poems based on the requests of attendees; and canvas, brushes and paints provided by Valley Arts, attendees can create a community masterpiece.


Red, white and blue auction, MRV Senior Citizens fundraiser, Tues., July 17, 12:30, Evergreen Place. Bring red, white or blue items to be auctioned; proceeds are for trips for seniors. Info: 496-2543.

Barn and Yard Sale, Waitsfield Historical Society fundraiser, space available for people to sell, BYO table/tent: barn, $30; yard, $25. Sat., Aug. 4, 9 am-4 pm. Info/reserve: Lois De Heer, 793-6037.

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

Fun & Games

Toss ’em Tuesday, July 10-Aug. 28, cornhole tournament, 5-8 pm. Beer/pizza specials, prizes, Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Sugarbush.

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


Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS/MomsNext) will host Popsicles in the Park, Tues., July 31, 9:30-11:30 am, at Dac Rowe Field, Waterbury. Bring kids, meet other mothers, cool off with a popsicle. Also, Tues., Aug. 9, 9-11 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School playground. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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..

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: 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:, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-371-9997.

Kids Under the Canopy, 10-11 am, Sundays: July 22 and 29, Aug. 5. Rain or shine. Free kids crafting events series under enclosed covered sidewalk, The Collection, Mad River Green Shops.


Free Stand Up Paddleboard Demos at Blueberry Lake, Sunday, July 15, 11 am-2:30 pm. Info: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.

Harwood Fun Runs, Mondays through 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.

Eastern States Cup East Coast Showdown, Sugarbush, July 14 and 15. Downhill terrain open for practice Sat., 10 am-5 pm. Registration Sat., 9 am-2 pm, and Sun., 8-9 am. Enduro, Sun., 9 am; downhill around noon. Info: Register:

Pickleball on the tennis courts at Moretown Elem. School. Beginners are welcome and gear is available to share. Wear sneakers, bring water. Info: Susan Werntgen, 496-2594.


Album Art Photo Contest and Movie Night, tweens, teens, and family teams snap photos of themselves recreating famous album covers; costumes, props, and inspirational album art supplied. Thurs., July 12, 5:30 pm, Warren Library, free. Followed by family-friendly movie at 7 pm. All ages. Bring a dish to share, optional. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ponds Rock! Explore aquatic life at Blueberry Lake, Warren, Fri., July 13, 10:30-noon. All ages. Free.

Kindness Rocks! Paint rocks with inspirational messages and designs. Then leave rocks for others to find in Warren Village. Part of Libraries Rock! Summer program. Thurs., July 19, 1 pm, Warren Public Library. Free. All ages.

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., 496-4205. Free.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration., 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., 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., 244-7036. Free.


Hannah's House Grief Support Group, July 18 (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.

Gun Owners of VT, Washington County, meeting rescheduled to the third Friday of each month. Next meeting, July 20, 6 pm, Warren Village firehouse, guest speakers: Bob Readie, Independent running for Washington-7 House of Representatives; John Rodgers, Democrat running write-in campaign for governor; Ken Alger, Republican running for Washington County Senate. All welcome. Info: Bill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-3789.

MRV Republicans meets July 25 (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.


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). July 12, Jenni Johnson and the Junketeers, high-energy jazz. July 19, Phineas Gage Project, folk/Americana. July 26, Full Share, eclectic rock. August 2, Northern Flyers, bluegrass. August 9, Cop Outs, Celtic folk punk rock. August 16, Robin Gottfried Band, rock, soul, funk.

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

Brickdrop, dance, funk, Fri., July 13, 9 pm. Inner Fire District, radical Yiddish Balkan folk, Sat., 9-11 pm. Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead, every Wed., 7 pm, free. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

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

“Mad Music,” documentary about the music and musicians of the Mad River Valley created by Ian Sweet of Warren, free local screening, Mon., Aug. 6, Big Picture Theater, live music.


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; July 12, Sing-a-Long; July 17, Senior Collections; July 19, Joke Day; July 24, Wendy from Cove; July 26, Travelogue: TBA; July 31, Rolling Photos.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, Thurs., July 19, 8:30 am-noon. Call 223-1878 for appointment. Participants should bring a basin, towel, foot soak powder and clippers. $15.

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

Sip ’n’ Paint, paint/brushes provided, BYOB, Thurs., July 12, 6-8 pm, Festival Gallery, Village Square Shopping Center, Waitsfield. Members, $35; nonmembers, $40. Reserve: 496-6682.

“The Baby Dance,” story of affluent couple adopting baby from Louisianans; explores class, motherhood, expectations. Fri. and Sat., July 13 and 14, 8 pm; and Sun., July 15, 1:30 pm. Phantom Theater, Warren, $15., 496-5997.

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

“Gypsy,” a musical, at Skinner Barn, Wed.-Sun., July 18-29, 8 pm, $25. Tickets:, 496-4422.

"Duration and Respond," movement improv, Free performances: Warren Village, July 18, 10 am; Warren Falls, July 18, 12:30 pm; top of Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, July 20, 11 am; outside American Flatbread, July 20, 6 pm; Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, July 21, 10:30 am. Ticketed performances, $15: July 21 and 24, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, Warren,, 496-5997.

“Mating in Captivity,” theater and music based on Harold Pinter’s play, “The Lover.” Thurs. and Fri., July 19 and 20, 8 pm, Phantom Theater. $15.

“Always…Patsy Cline,” Aug. 1-5 and 8-12, The Skinner Barn, Waitsfield,, 496-4422.

The Big Red Barn Show, annual exhibition of work Mad River Valley artists opens Aug. 2, Red Barn Galleries. Opening reception Sun., Aug. 5, 5-7 pm. Runs till Aug. 26.

“Jaws,” stage show based on the movie, Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 2-4, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, Warren, $15.

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


Goat Yoga with Constancia Gomez, Fri., July 13, 10 am, Lalu Farm, Warren. Register: 802-917-1776, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Emergency Medical Responder course, July 18 to Oct. 6: Wed. evenings and some Saturdays, Mad River Valley Ambulance

Business workshop hosted by MRV Chamber, fourth Tuesday of each month (July 24), 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.