Calendar

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events

4/19/18

Community Events

Medicinal Herbal Food Tour in herb garden, lunch, discussion, Sat., April 21, 9 am-1 pm, Heidi’s Tiny Tea House. Reserve: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-922-1832.

Mad River Valley Wellness Alliance annual meeting, Tues., April 24, 5-8 pm, at Serena Fox’, 2692 East Warren Rd. All welcome. Meeting, potluck dinner, bonfire.

Celebration of Harwood Links to the Global Community, gallery walk (5 pm), Socrates Cafe (6 pm), discussion of “What is gained and what is lost when we move?” Thurs., April 26, Harwood library. All welcome.

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

Blueberry Patch Cleanup Day at Blueberry Lake, Sat., April 28, 9 am-2 pm, hosted by Warren Conservation Commission, volunteers welcome.

MRV Rotary dinner for Person of the Year Jack Garvin, Fri., May 4, 5:30 pm, 1824 House, $45, open to all. Reserve by April 20: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Green Up Day, Sat., May 5, info: www.greenupvermont.org.

Fundraisers

Benefit bake for MRV Ambulance Service, Fri., April 27, American Flatbread, Waitsfield, a portion of proceeds from each flatbread sold during dinner hours will be donated.

Turkey takeout dinner, Fri., May 4, pick up 4-6 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church, $11. Reserve: 244-8089.

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

Fun & Games

MRV Little League opening day, Sat., May 5, www.madriverbaseball.com.

MRV Youth Lacrosse registration open for spring season. Practice at Mad River Park starting late April. www.madriverlax.com.

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

Kids

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.

Warren Playgroup, open swim at Sugarbush Health and Rec Center, free, Fridays through May 18, 10:15-11:30 am. Parents and/or caregivers must supervise children, bring towels, sign in at front desk. Info: 583-6700.

Pirate Day, Mad River Green Shops, Sun., April 29, 7 am-12:30 pm, costumes encouraged. Treasure hunt (10 am-12:30 pm), ages 3-12, maps at Three Mountain Cafe. Music by Rockin’ Ron, the friendly pirate (10:30-noon). Free.

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.

Outdoors

Stein’s Challenge, complete the most laps on Stein’s Run for prizes, Sat., April 21, 10 am-2 pm, Sugarbush. $20.

DisasTOUR, bike (15k), paddle (7k), run (9k), Sat., April 28, 10 am, meet at Rochester Town Park. Followed by party behind Green Mountain Bikes: prizes, pizza, Lawson’s beer, raffle, free kids’ race on pump track. www.rastavt.org.

Cranko De Mayo, Sat., May 5, 10 am-4 pm, Sugarbush, hosted by Mad River Riders. Gravel grind (bike ride on dirt roads) meets at 10 a.m. Then skiing (free lift tickets for Mad River Riders members), followed by party. All ages. www.madriverriders.com.

Mad Birders: Thurs., May 3, 7 am, Meadow Rd., Mad River Greenway West; Sat., May 5, 4 pm, Birding by Ear introduction, Moretown Elementary School library; Sun., May 6, 7 am, Birding by Ear bird walk on Pony Farm Rd; Thurs., May 10, 6:30-8 am, Geiger property, Center Fayston Rd; Sat., May 12, 6:30-11 am, Camel's Hump State Forest, meet at Shaw’s, to carpool. Info: madbirders.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Library

Warren Public Library closed April 16-21.

Bring Me a Rock and I'll Tell you a Story, drop-in program with retired geology professor David Westerman, Mon., April 23, 2:30-4 pm, Moretown Library.

Birding by Ear, indoor program hosted by Moretown Library and the Mad Birders, Sat., May 5, 4 pm, Moretown Elementary School. Morning walk, practice, Sun., May 6, 7 am, at Pony Farm. Info: 496-9728, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 (library closed April 16-21), 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

Fayston Historical Society meeting, followed by old-time fiddler Adam Boyce, light refreshments, new members welcome, Sun., April 22, 6 pm, Fayston municipal building.

Waterbury Historical Society annual meeting, program, roast beef dinner, Wed., April 25, 5:30 pm, $15, reserve by April 20: Betty Jones, 244-8089, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MRV Republicans meets April 25 (fourth Wed. of each month), 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Sun. and Tues., 7 pm, Our Lady of the Snows Church fellowship hall, Waitsfield; Wed., noon, Gen. Wait House; and Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

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

The Full Cleveland, 1970s top-40 hits, Sat., April 21, 3-6 pm, at the Yacht Rock Apres Party, Castlerock Pub.

Steve Hartman, singer-songwriter, April 19, 7 pm. Steady Betty, eight-piece rocksteady band, April 20, 9 pm. Japhy Ryder, hip-hop, dub, rock, April 21, 10 pm. Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead, every Wed., 7 pm, free. Daniel Waterhouse (ONEoverZERO) and Budd Ericsone (The Kind Buds), April 26, 8 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Mad River Chorale spring concert, "The Road Home, Songs of Peace, Reconciliation & Belonging," Sat., May 5, 7:30 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church; Sun., May 6, 4 pm, Warren United Church. Tickets, $15; seniors/students, $13; 11 and under, free: Call 496-2048.

Seniors

Foot Care Clinics with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., April 26, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

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. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. After-lunch activities: April 19, Senior Collection: Johnny Eure; April 24, Rolling Pictures; April 26, Travelogue: Gardens of Chateau de Loire.

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

 “Spring Mix,” annual multimedia exhibition of Valley Art members at the Festival Gallery and Three Mountain Cafe, through April 28.

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

Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets April 10 (second Tuesday of each month), 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.

Valley Arts Drop-In Painting, first and third Wed. of each month, 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Festival Gallery, Waitsfield. Members, $5; nonmembers, $10. Info: Dotty, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-4789.

Workshops

Homemade Musical Instruments, Mon., April 23, 7:30 pm, $20. Ideas, Waitsfield, www.cognitivestudios.org.

Business workshop hosted by MRV Chamber, fourth Tuesday of each month (April 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.

Photography with Barrie Fisher, May 3 and 4, 10 am-1 pm, $100. Ideas, Waitsfield, www.cognitivestudios.org.