Updated: 08/19/19 

Community Events

Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-6 pm, Rusty Parker Park.

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Live music by Gordon Goldsmith and Collin Cape, Aug. 17; Michael Bade, Aug. 24; Papa Grey Beard, Aug. 31.

Eat Up at the Green, Sundays, 4-9 pm. Aug. 18: Live music by One Over Zero, Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise. Family Fest: family yoga, hula hooping, massage, tai chi. Food, beer/wine. Free admission, all ages. Camp Meade, Route 2, Middlesex.

Waitsfield Historical Society annual dinner, chicken barbecue, guest speaker Lynne Kingsbury, $30, Wed., Aug. 21, 5:30 pm, Lareau Farm pavilion, $30. Reserve: Lois, 802-793-6037.

Wings and Wheels, car show, airplanes, food, live music, Sun., Aug. 25, 10 am-4 pm, Warren-Sugarbush Airport.

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

Mad River Valley Craft Fair, 110 juried artists, live music, food court, cocktails/beer, free kids’ activities, Sat. and Sun., Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 10 am-5 pm, Kenyon’s Field, Waitsfield, www.madrivercraftfair.com. $5 admission benefits Valley Players; free for kids.

The Moth, a storytelling event, Sun., Sept. 1, 7 pm, Phantom Theater.

Celebrating Biodiversity, learn how to provide healthy habitats for species, free workshop and flatbread dinner, Thurs., Sept. 5, 5:30-8 pm, Lareau Farm/American Flatbread. Registration required by Sept. 1: https://bit.ly/2XBje5L. Info: www.friendsofthemadriver.org.

Morefest, Sat., Sept. 7, 3 pm till fireworks at dusk, Moretown Village rec field, free admission. Food vendors, beer garden, games, Touch the Truck for kids, bouncy house, craft vendors, fireworks. Live music: The Messenger, 3-4:30 pm, Moretown church. Rusty DeWees, 4:30, rec field. Mad Mountain Scramblers, 5 pm. Free.

Great Vermont Bread Fest, local bread bakers, samples, workshops, music, kids activities, Sat., Sept. 7, Camp Meade, Middlesex.

Fundraisers

Lots-O-Balls Mini Golf, all proceeds from games played Sat., Aug. 17, 11 am-3 pm, donated to Central VT Humane Society. Route 100, Duxbury. Rain date, Aug. 18.

Flower Show, movie theme, attendees receive movie list and match them to arrangements, Sat., Aug.17, 10 am-3 pm, Waitsfield Inn, presented by MRV Senior Citizens Meals On Wheels, $5 admission.

Amazing Rotary Duck Race, purchase a rubber duck to race in Mad River behind Kenyon’s Sun., Sept. 1. Seven prizes including first, $1,000; second, $500; third, $250. Ducks are $5 each; five for $20: https://squareup.com/store/MRVR/.

Lawn Fest, Waterbury Center Community Church, Fri., Aug. 30, Sat., Aug. 31; Mon., Sept. 2; 9 am-4 pm; sale under tent and indoors. Lunch, snacks, Sat. Info: 244-8089, bbtravelers@aol.

Returnable bottles/cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to library), shed behind church.

Fun & Games

Harwood Fun Runs/Walks, last one is Aug. 19: kids half mile, ages 12 and under, 6:30 pm; followed by Fun Run/Walk, 1.7 miles, all ages; and Sky Run, 4 miles. Mondays, register 6-6:20 pm. Harwood trails.

Toss ’em Tuesdays, cornhole games, prizes, beer and pizza slices available, 6 pm, Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Sugarbush.

Cornhole tournaments every Thurs., sign up 4:30 pm; tournament 5-7 pm, free, winner gets gift card. Lawson’s Finest, Carroll Road, Waitsfield.

Pickleball, check websites for days, times, message board signup (warrenpickleball.playerlineup.com, moretownpickleballplayers.playerlineup.com) or contact Geordie Hall, 793-5316 (for Warren); or Susan Werntgen, 496-2594 (for Moretown).

MRV Bocce League, drop-in matches Tues. and Thurs., 5-7 pm, open to all, Couples Field, Waitsfield. Info: 496-6877, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:15 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Vickie, 802-595-3068. Generally 5-8 tables. Walk-in pairs welcome but advance sign-up preferred. Singles, please inquire in advance.

Kids

Youth Sports Gear Swap, donate used youth sports gear (cleats, shin guards, etc.); pick up gear free or by donation; it’s not necessary to donate gear to get gear. Sun., Aug. 25, 4-6 pm, Mad River Park Rec Fields pavilion, Waitsfield. Hosted by MRV Rec District, MRV Soccer, MRV Lacrosse.

Mad River Rippers, kids mountain bike program, Tues., 5-7 pm, Blueberry Lake trails. Free; registration required; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.madriverriders.com.

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..

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

Ride-In Movie Night, bike to Zenbarn, outdoor movies, barbecue, supports Waterbury Area Trails Alliance, Tues., Aug. 20, 7-10 pm, Zenbarn, suggested donation $10.

Green Mountain Stage Race, Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Fri., Warren Store Time Trial, East Warren Rd. to junction of Common Rd., 8:30 am; Sat. Randolph, Routes 12A and 12, 8:30 am; Sun., Mad River Road Race starts at Mt. Ellen, Middlebury Gap, ends at App Gap summit, 8 am; Mon., Burlington Criterium and kids race, 12:30. www.gmsr.info.

Little River State Park activities, Waterbury. Guided hikes, kids activities, nature education sessions, all ages. Call Brian Aust, 244-7103, to confirm all programs. Bring water. Adults, $4; ages 4-13, $2; ages 3 and under, free. Schedule/details: www.vtstateparks.com/htm/littleriver.htm.

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., www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

Magic: The Gathering Club, fantasy adventure card game, all skill levels, ages 9+. Bring cards or use the library’s, first and third Sun. of each month, 2-4:30 pm, Warren Public Library. Free. 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. 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.

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, Aug. 21 (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.

MRV Republicans meets Aug. 21 (fourth Wed. of each month), 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

Central VT Regional Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider approval of the Warren Town Plan, Tues. Aug. 27, 5 pm, Central VT Chamber of Commerce conference room, 963 Paine Turnpike North, Berlin.

Support group for parents and families of adults who are struggling with substance abuse, every other Tuesday, 6:30 pm, at Hannah's House, Waitsfield, free. Info: 802-244-6123 or Hannah's House, 802-496-9715.

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

Pappy Biondo, Thurs., Aug. 15, 5:30-7:30 pm. Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen. John Lackard Blues Duo, Aug. 22.

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

Prydein, American Celtic rock, Thurs., Aug. 15. 6-8:30 pm, Rusty Parker Memorial Park, free.

Peter and Will Anderson Trio, jazz, Fri., Aug. 16, 8 pm, Phantom Theater.

Wesli – Rapadou Kreyol, global music, Sat., Aug. 17, 8 pm, Sugarhouse Soundworks, outdoors, Mad River Park. Tickets: https://sevendaystickets.com/events/Wesli-8-17-2019. Food, Lawson’s beer, 7 pm.

Mad River Chorale gala musical fundraiser, Sun., Aug. 18, 4 pm, Warren United Church. Tickets/info: madriverchorale.net, 496-4781.

John Emil, Mon., Aug. 19, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield.

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

Zach Nugent, Wednesday Night Dead, weekly, 7-10 pm. Zenbarn.

MRVTV Summer Fiesta, folk funk music by Phineas Gage, cash bar, GoPro raffle, fundraiser for MRVTV, Fri., Aug. 23, 5-7 pm, Village Square green, Waitsfield, free admission.

TURNquartet plays movements from Sufjan Stevens’ “Enjoy Your Rabbit,” Fri., Aug. 23, 6-9 pm, Music in the Alley series, Stowe St., Waterbury, free.

Wayne and the Legends, Sat., Aug. 24, 5-8 pm, Hogan’s Pub deck, 583-6723.

Green Mountain Swing fundraiser dance party, Sat., Aug. 24, 7:30 pm, Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center. Dance class, 6:30 pm. Tickets: sevendaystickets.com/events/Swing-Time-at-the-Grange-Hall-8-24-2019 or at door. Info: 802-244-4168 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad Mountain Scramblers, Mon., Aug. 26, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield.

The Grift 20-year anniversary show, all ages, Sat., Aug. 31, Mad River Glen, outdoors under band shell, rain or shine. Food trucks, adult bevs, gates open 4 pm, music at 6 pm. Tickets, $20 general admission, $60 VIP: www.thegrift.com or Gen. Stark’s Pub.

The Grass is Dead, Grateful Dead covers with a bluegrass twist, Sat., Aug. 31, 9 pm, Zenbarn, $8/10.

Seniors

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, free. Aug. 15, To Tell the Truth; Aug. 20, Senior Collection: Vickie Walluck’s shot glasses from around the world; Aug. 22, Our Mad River Valley Buildings: Guess the original name; Aug. 27, Travelogue: Czech Republic with Sara Gallet; Aug. 29, Heads Up: school themes.

Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. and Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation: $5 (or $4 for ages 60+). Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543. Walk-ins OK.

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.

Game Day, Thursdays, 2-4 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield, all welcome. Lessons and playing Mahjongg, Train Dominos, Cribbage and other games. Info: Debbie, 498-5385.

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.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Aug. 22, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $20.

The Arts

Art of the Garden Tour of Waitsfield gardens followed by lunch, Thurs., Aug. 15, 9 am-1 pm, meet at Yestermorrow for van ride. $65. Reserve: 496-6682.

The Vermont We Cannot See, infrared photos of the Vermont landscape, opening reception, Fri., Aug. 16, 6-8 pm, free. Exhibit runs till Sept. 14. Axel's Gallery, Stowe St., Waterbury.

Moosewalk Studios Fantastic Fridays (August), 5-7:30 pm, stroll gardens and path, view art, hors d’oeuvres, free, Warren, 583-2224.

Green Mountain Woodcarvers Show, Sat., Aug. 17, 9 am-3 pm, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury, free admission.


“Collected Stories,” a play about two writers – a teacher and student – who struggle to define what, if anything, is off limits in art, Sun., Aug. 18, 1 pm; Wed. and Thurs., Aug. 21 and 22, 8 pm, Phantom Theater.

“On Golden Pond,” Aug. 2-18: Fri. and Sat., 7:30 pm, $16; Sun., 2 pm, $12. Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield. Reserve: www.valleyplayers.com, 583-1674.

Carl Bates’ paintings, exhibit runs through Sept. 2 at Madsonian Museum, Bridge Street, Waitsfield.

Frank Corso, painter, musician, artist in residence at Pitcher Inn, Aug. 25-31, 11 am-5 pm, free admission to exhibit. Playing soft music in dining room, Aug. 31, 5:30-7 pm; and at Tracks (downstairs), folksy blues, 7:30-closing. Reservations: 496-6350.

“XIV,” George Emilio Sanchez melds autobiography and history, performance conveys the injustice that racialized communities face as they fight for equal protection of the laws, Fri. and Sat., Aug. 30 and 31, 8 pm, Phantom Theater.

Big Red Barn Art Show, Red Barn Galleries, Lareau Farm/American Flatbread, Waitsfield. Multimedia exhibit runs till Sept. 2, Wed.-Sun., noon to 9 pm.

Picturing a Village, exhibit of paintings from the Great VT Plein Air Festival, MRV Chamber Welcome Center, Bridge St., Waitsfield, open till Oct. 12.

Picturing Vermont, exhibit of Gary Eckhart paintings and Roarke Sharlow photography, Bridges Resort, Aug. 1-31.

The Art Among Us, multimedia exhibit at Waitsfield United Church, Sat. and Sun., noon-4 pm, through Aug. 18.

Workshops/Presentations

Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield, $60: Vegetarian, Aug. 15, 6-8 pm; Noodles, Aug. 17, 6-8 pm; Gnocchi, Aug. 21, noon-2 pm; Spices of Morocco, Aug. 27, 6-8 pm; Spicy or Mild Summer Peppers, Aug. 24, 6-8 pm. www.vermontstore.com/the-kitchen.

Fiber Arts workshops: Drop-in Spinning, Fri., Aug. 15, 3-6 pm, $30. Free Form Tapestry Weaving, Sat., Aug. 24, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Rigid Heddle Weaving, Sun., Aug. 25, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746.

CPR class, Sat., Aug. 17, 9 am-noon, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service station (Waitsfield), $25, register: 496-8888, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gyotaku Fish Printing Workshop, materials provided, free, all ages, Saturdays, Aug. 17 and 31, Sugar Fish, Fiddlers Green, Waitsfield, 802-382-7776.

Book Talk: “50 after 50, Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life,” with author Maria Leonard Olsen, Sat., Aug. 18, 1-2 pm, Valley Glow Yoga, Waitsfield, 301-520-6548.

Two-day Mosaic Workshop with Bette Ann Libby, design, apply and grout ceramic shards, Aug. 19 and 20: Mon., 9 am-3:30 pm (includes lunch); Tues., 9 am-noon. $195, Reserve by check to P.O. Box 21, Waitsfield, VT 05673. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3639.

Watercolor workshops with Gary Eckhart: From Idea to Reality, Sat., Aug. 24, 9 am-4 pm, some experience necessary; Putting it Together, Sun., Aug. 25, 9 am-4 pm, experience necessary. Register/info: Moosewalk Studios & Gallery, 802-583-2224, www.moosewalkstudios.com.