Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-6 pm, Rusty Parker Park.
Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Live music: Some Hollow, June 15; Dark Star Project Lite, June 22.
Eat Up at the Green, food, libations. June 16: live music by Zack Dupont and Matt DeLuca. All ages, free admission, Sundays, 4-9 pm. Camp Meade, Route 2, Middlesex (behind Red Hen).
Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., June 28, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.
Farm-to-Plate Shabbat Dinner, Fri., June 28, 6 pm, Living Tree Alliance, Moretown, people of all faiths welcome. Suggested donation based on sliding scale, $36-136. Info/tickets: livingtreealliance.com.
Waitsfield Trout Day, Sat., June 29, noon-5 pm, Madsonian Museum, Bridge Street, Waitsfield. Fly-tying exhibitions, fly-fishing vendors, free fly rod casting, pro fly-casting demonstration. Guest speaker: master rod builder Per Brandin, 2 pm. Food, music. Info: Stu Hayden, The Silver Trout, 496-3110. Free admission.
Not Quite Independence Day, Sat., June 29, gates open at noon, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury. Kids activities, Von Trapp beers, food. Parade, 4 pm. Music by The Hitmen, 5 pm, and Wyld Nightz, 7:30 pm. Fireworks at dusk. Free admission. Waterburynqid.com.
Warren Fourth of July parade, 10 am, grand marshals Karen and Sean Lawson, theme is “Symbols of Freedom,” floats welcome, no registration required. Followed by street dance. Live music, food, beer, kids activities at Brooks Field. Free shuttles to/from Sugarbush. Main Street closed 8:30 am. Fireworks, 9:30 pm, Sugarbush. www.madrivervalley.com/4th.
Waitsfield United Church annual yard sale, June 15 and 16, 9 am-3 pm, Kenyon’s field. Bring items to donate, Fri., June 14, by 3 pm, or call for pickup: Tracey Coutts, 496-6486; Vince Gauthier, 496-4646. (No clothing, TVs, computers, sports equipment.)
Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast, Sun., June 16, 8-11 am, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, Main St., Waitsfield. Adults, $10; kids, $5; free for first-time fathers.
Returnable bottles/cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library) in marked shed behind church.
Fun & Games
Pickleball, all abilities welcome, paddles and instruction available. Warren Elementary School courts, Mon. and Wed., 5:30 pm, free but $2 donation welcome, warrenpickleball.playerlineup.com, Geordie Hall, 793-5316. Moretown Elementary, Mon., 9 am; Tues., 5 pm; moretownpickleballplayers.playerlineup.com, Susan Werntgen, 496-2594.
Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.
Kids Fishing Derby, ages 14 and under, free, hot dogs, drinks, free fishing pole raffle, hosted by Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Dept., Sun., June 16, 10 am-noon, Hartshorn's Pond, Hartshorn Road, Waitsfield, look for firetruck at end of road.
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.
Mad Marathon, Mad Half and Relays, Sun., July 7, 7 am, brief road closures (open to residents). Mad Mile (ages 7-13), Sat., July 6, 9 am, Waits Way Path, Waitsfield Elementary School. Kids Rainbow Run, Sat., 6:30 pm. Live music by The Grift, food/libations, Fri. evening, July 5, Mad River Green. www.madmarathon.com.
Mad Birders walks: Mad River Path, Warren, Thurs., June 13, 8 am. Granville, Parker property, Sat., June 15, 7:30 am. Parker’s in Granville, Sat., June 22, 8 am-1:30 pm, meet at Folsom’s to carpool at 7:30 am. All welcome, fee for nonmembers, madbirders.org.
Free stand-up paddleboard demos at Blueberry Lake, Wednesdays, 5-7:30 pm, with Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.
Little River State Park, Waterbury, call 244-7103 to confirm all programs, bring water. Adults, $4; ages 4-13, $2; 3 and under, free, vtstateparks.com/littleriver.html. Coexisting with Bears, Fridays, 6 pm, Nature Center. Frogger, catch frogs, Fridays, 7 pm, A-Side Beach. Birds By Ear, Saturdays, 9 am. Guided walks, Saturdays, 10 am. Stream Safari, Saturdays, 2 pm, Nature Trail. Tracks, skins, make plaster skulls, Saturdays, 4 pm, Nature Center. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle on reservoir, must register, Saturdays, 6:30 pm. Jr. Ranger Roundup, service project removing invasive plants, Sundays, 10:30 am, Nature Center. Tour of Waterbury Dam, Sundays, 11:30 am. Wildflower Wander, Sundays, 2 pm.
Open House for Chris Costello, who is retiring, light refreshments, Sat., June 15, 10 am-1 pm, Moretown Library.
Read and Play Fridays is taking a break and returns July 12 with the summer reading program.
Summer reading program theme is “A Universe of Stories,” all ages, explore outer space. Events: Alien Earth, Southern VT Natural History Museum presentation on the changing history of life on this planet, Sat., June 29, 10:30 am, Moretown Town Hall. Dinoman, interplanetary outer space expedition with dinosaurs, meteors, comets, liquid nitrogen and a goldfish, Sat., July 6, 10:30 am, Warren Library. The Caterpillar Lab will bring a variety of New England insects to American Flatbread, Sat., July 13, 3:30-6:30 pm. Free. Watch here for upcoming events.
Downloadable audiobooks and e-books tutorial, learn how to load books onto a phone, tablet or Kindle, Wed., June 19, 7 pm, Warren Library, free. Bring your own device, if possible, and any passwords you need.
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.
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.
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.
Open Mic with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm. Localfolk Smokehouse.
BOGO Boys, June 13; Barbie-n-Bones, June 20; Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park, Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm, Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, free.
Global Dance Party with Mal Maiz and Kina Zore, Sat., June 15, 9 pm. Kind Bud, Wednesday Night Dead, June 19, 7-10 pm. Zenbarn.
Live music by Myra Flynn, specialty cask of Homestead Haze IPA with spruce tips, Mon., June 17, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids.
Round Up on the River, live music, food trucks, libations, Wednesdays starting June 19, 5 pm till dark, behind Bridge Street Marketplace, Waitsfield, free admission.
Bruce Sklar and Jeremy Hill, jazz, Mon., June 24, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids.
After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, free: June 13, Talk about our fathers; June 18, Senior collection; June 20, Joke Day about summer and vacations; June 25, Travelogue: Arizona with Joann and Lyndon Virkler; June 27, Rolling pictures and senior moments.
Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation: $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.
Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., June 20, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $20.
“Harvey,” a play about a man and his imaginary rabbit and his family’s embarrassment, Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield, final shows June 14-16: Fri. and Sat., 8 pm ($16); Sun., 2 pm ($12). Tickets: www.valleyplayers.com, 583-1674.
Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition opening reception, Sun., June 16, 5-7 pm, Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Exhibit open June 20 to July 20: Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm.
“It's All Black and White,” grand opening art show, Blue Hubbard Slickers Skateboard Snowskate Art Shop, Fri., June 21, 7-11 pm, 4412 Main St., Waitsfield, 802-380-1652, www.bluehubbardslickers.com. Regular hours: 1-7 pm, daily.
“Human Nature/Nature Human,” figurative and narrative oil paintings by Deborah Brown and Mark Barry, Bundy Modern, Waitsfield. Exhibit runs through Oct. 13, Sat. and Sun., noon-5 pm.