Updated: 04/18/19 

Community Events

Mad River Jewish Community Passover Seder, Sat., April 20, 5:30 pm, White Horse Inn. Info and RSVP: https://bit.ly/2EyTo7l or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Adults, $35; ages 6-12, $12; under 6, free.

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

Green Up Day, town coordinators will supply bags and info on pickup, Sat., May 4, greenupvermont.org.

Fundraisers

Benefit Bake for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Fri., April 19, 5-9:30 pm, portion of proceeds from each flatbread sold during dinner hours to be donated, American Flatbread, Waitsfield.

Community breakfast to benefit Harwood Scholarship Fund, Sat., April 20, 8-11 am, Mad River Masonic Lodge, across from Joslin Library, Waitsfield. Waffles, French toast, omelets, gluten-free blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea, mocha espresso.

Turkey takeout dinner, pick up at Waterbury Center Community Church, Fri., April 28, 4-6 pm, $12, reserve: 244-8089 or 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

Easter festivities at Mad River Glen (if mountain is open for skiing. Check www.madriverglen.com). Easter egg hunt: Slushwalkers, up to age 5 at base area, 11 am; ages 6-12 at top of Sunnyside Double. Chicken BBQ, noon. Easter Costume Parade, prizes, 1:30 pm.

MRV Bocce League being formed, court to be constructed at Couples Field. Register teams of four: Pat Travers, 496-6877, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Matches will be Tues. and Thurs. evenings.

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

Kids

Sugarbush Easter egg hunt, Sun., April 21, 9 am: ages 7+ on Upper Jester (ticket/pass required); ages 6 and under, Farmhouse area (no ticket required).

Mad River Glen Easter egg hunt (if mountain is open for skiing. Check www.madriverglen.com): Slushwalkers, up to age 5 at base area, 11 am; ages 6-12 at top of Sunnyside Double.

Pirate Day, Sun., April 28. Rockin’ Ron, the friendly pirate, riddles, arts & crafts. Scavenger hunt, 10 am-noon, Mad River Green Shops. Maps and pirate gear at Three Mountain Cafe; waffle bar, 7:30-11 am.

MRV Little League, boys and girls ages 4-12, register: www.madriverbaseball.com. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MRV Youth Lacrosse boys and girls grades 1-8, register: www.madriverlax.com.

Warren Playgroup, free, open to all, Fridays in April, 10:30-11:30 am, Warren Town Hall.

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

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, 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

Mad Birders walks: Mad River Greenway West, park in lot at Meadow Rd., Waitsfield, Thurs., May 2, 7 am. Center Fayston Rd., Sun., May 5, 7 am. All welcome, fee for nonmembers, madbirders.org.

DisasTour, triathlon: gravel bike ride, paddle on White River, trail run. Sat., April 27, 10 am, Rochester, Hancock, Granville. Register as relay teams or Iron Person: www.rastavt.org/disastour. Followed by party, awards, behind Green Mt. Bikes. Fundraiser for RASTA.

Blueberry Lake bike trails work days, Sun., April 28, 9 am-noon; and Sat., May 11, 10 am-1 pm. Info on this and other work days at www.madriverriders.com.

WATA Gravel Grinder, two routes on Waterbury area trails, registration includes post-ride food/beer, Sat., May 4, 9 am-2 pm. Proceeds benefit trail maintenance.

Cranko de Mayo Gravel Grinder, 30-mile-loop bike ride on dirt roads and trails, starts at Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Sun., May 5, 10 am-6 pm, www.madriverriders.com.

Library

Peeps® Diorama Contest, book or literary theme. Maker Day, April 19, 2-4 pm. Drop off, April 20-24. Peeple’s Choice voting, April 26-May 3. Winners announced May 3, 4 pm. Warren Library.

A Hard Look at America, VT Humanities Council book discussions: “The Armies of the Night” by Norman Mailer, April 25, 6:30 pm, Warren Library. “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink, May 23, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library.

Sewing Extravaganza, bring projects for a day of communal sewing, Sat., May 11, 9 am-4 pm, Moretown Town Hall. Recommended for adults; kids ages 12 and up with supervision. No instruction provided. Register: at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 496-9728.

Forest bathing to celebrate spring, a nature walk in the woods with Moretown librarian-naturalist Cory Stephenson, meet at Moretown Rec Fields, Sun., May 12, 3 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

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, ages 0-5 and caregivers, at old Moretown Town Hall, hosted by Moretown Library. 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 Sun. 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

MRV Republicans meets April 24 (fourth Wed. of each month), 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

Waterbury Historical Society annual business meeting, election of officers, presentation on railroad wrecks, Wed., April 24, 7 pm, Waterbury Municipal Building, open to all, free, 244-8089.

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

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

Hostelpalooza: Tsunamibots, Brand New Luddites, Clever Girls, Black Beach, DJ Crazy Foot, Fri., April 19, 9 pm, www.tsunamibots.com. Hostel Tevere, Warren.

420 Party with Cirque de Fuego, Disco Phantom, Sat., April 20, 8 pm. Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Sun., April 21, 9 pm. Beg, Steal or Borrow and Mamma’s Marmalade, Sat., April 27, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids 11th anniversary, Sat., April 27, 11 am-7 pm. Music, rain or shine, under tent: Rob Williams, pop folk, 11 am-1 pm; Barbacoa, surf/garage rock, 2-4 pm; Lyon’s Disciple, reggae, 5-7 pm. Beer garden, brewery open house, Waitsfield, www.lawsonsfinest.com.

 “Carmina Burana,” Mad River Chorale spring concert: Sat., May 4, 7:30 pm, St. Michael’s College; Sun., May 5, Harwood Union High School. Tickets at the door or madriverchorale.net or 496-2048. 

Seniors

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, free: April 18, Easter luncheon feast; April 25, Travelogue, Alex Maclay presents her trip to Bali; and Crazy Hat Day; April 30, Rolling Pictures.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., April 18 and May 9, 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

Student art show at Three Mountain Cafe for April, works by Waitsfield and Fayston students, photos of Ecuador.

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

Workshops/Presentations

Composting Toilets with Jason Kass, founder of Toilets for People based in Jamaica, Thurs., April 18, 7 pm, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, yestermorrow.org/connect/events. Free.