Updated: 06/20/19 

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 Dark Star Project Lite, June 22.

Eat Up at the Green, food, libations. Live music by Brickdrop, June 23. All ages, free admission, Sundays, 4-9 pm. Camp Meade, Route 2, Middlesex (behind Red Hen).

HUUSD Board celebration, the board will share themes from the three-word survey, thank participants, cake will be served, Wed., June 26, 5 pm, at Harwood, before the board meeting.

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 St. Fly-tying exhibitions, fly-fishing vendors, free fly rod casting. Pro fly-casting demonstration (3 pm). Celebrity speaker: master rod builder Per Brandin (1 pm). Food, music. Info: The Silver Trout, 496-3110. Free admission.

Fifth Saturday Contemporary Community Connection concert and singalong with Karen Knaebel and Messenger, family friendly, Sat., June 29, 6 pm, Moretown United Methodist Church.

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.

Fundraisers

Community breakfast to benefit Harwood scholarships, waffles, French toast, omelets, gluten-free blueberry pancakes, bacon, sausage, or stop in for coffee, tea, mocha espresso, Sat., June 22, 8-11 am, Mad River Masonic Lodge (across from Joslin Library). By donation.

Meals On Wheels Golf Tournament, fundraiser, prizes, raffle, Sat., June 22, Woodchuck Golf Course (6 holes), Waitsfield. Info/register: Nancy Emory, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9416.

Extreme rubber duck race in Mad River from post office through gorge to town sandpit, Sat., June 29, noon, Moretown Library fundraiser. Tickets, $10, at library, 496-9728.

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

Fun & Games

Harwood Fun Runs/Walks begin June 24: 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.

Mad River Tennis Club members play on two red clay courts, weekly round robins, social events. Info: Bob Vietze, 508-446-5473, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Pickleball, all abilities, paddles and instruction available. Warren Elementary School courts, Mon. and Wed., 5:30 pm, free, $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.

MRV Bocce League, matches Tues. and Thurs. evenings. Open to all. Couples Field, Waitsfield. Register teams of four: Pat Travers, 496-6877, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Kids

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

Mad Marathon, Mad Half and Relays, Sun., July 7, 7 am, brief road closures (open to residents). Live music by The Grift, food/libations, Fri., July 5, 6-9 pm, Mad River Green. Mad Mile (ages 7-13), Sat., July 6, 9 am, Waits Way Path, Waitsfield Elementary School. Kids Rainbow Run, Sat., 6:30 pm, Mad River Green. www.madmarathon.com.

Mad Birders walks: 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.

Community Garden at Yestermorrow, Waitsfield, students, staff and locals work together, harvest shared, Tuesdays, 4-6 pm. All welcome. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cycling tour to benefit Cross VT Trail, starts at Morse Farm, Montpelier, three ride options (15, 30 or 60 miles), goes along Route 2 through Moretown, Waterbury. Sun., June 30, www.crossvermont.org/events/cvct/register.php.

Free stand-up paddleboard demos at Blueberry Lake, Wednesdays, 5-7:30 pm, with Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.

Little River State Park, Waterbury. Call Brian Aust, 244-7103, to confirm all programs. Bring water. Adults, $4; ages 4-13, $2; 3 and under, free, more info at www.vtstateparks.com/htm/littleriver.htm. Coexisting with Bears, Fridays, 7 pm, Nature Center. Frogger, catch frogs, Wednesdays, 7 pm, A-Side Beach. Birds By Ear, Thursdays, 11 am; Fridays, 10 am, Saturdays, 9 am. Guided walks, Sat. and Sun., 11 am, meet at park office. Tracks, skins, make plaster skulls, Wed., 5 pm, Nature Center. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle on reservoir, register, Sat., June 22, July 6, 6:30 pm. Jr. Ranger Roundup, service project removing invasive plants, Wed.-Sat., 5:30 pm; Sun., 9-10:30 am, Nature Center. Tour of Waterbury Dam, Sundays, 11:30 am. Wildflower Wander, Fri., 11 pm.

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.

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. 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. 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

MRV Republicans meets June 26 (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. www.aavt.org.

Music

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

Barbie-n-Bones, June 20; Starline Rhythm Boys, June 27; The Hitmen, 5 pm, and Wyld Nightz, 7:30 pm, June 29 (Not Quite Independence Day). Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park, Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm, Rusty Parker Memorial Park, Waterbury, free.

Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise with Real Dave, Fri., June 21, 9 pm. Paa Kow and Afro-Fusion Orchestra, Tues., June 25, 8 pm. Zach Nugent, Wednesday Night Dead, 7-10 pm. Zenbarn.

Round Up on the River, live music, food trucks, libations, Wednesdays, 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.

Bruce Sklar, jazz, Fri., June 28, 6-9 pm, free, Music in the Alley series, Stowe St., Waterbury, www.axelsgallery.com/events.

Seniors

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, free: June 20, Joke Day about summer and vacations; June 25, Travelogue: Arizona with Joanne 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.

The Arts

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, 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.

 Mystery Theater and Flatbread at the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, mystery of the missing masterpiece, cash bar, Wed., June 26, 5-8 pm, Big Red Barn, Waitsfield. $70 each; $500 for table of 8. Reserve: 802-496-6682, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Valley Players 40th anniversary party, all welcome, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, entertainment by members, Sat., July 6, 5:30 pm, Valley Players Theater. RSVP: valleyplayers.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-583-1674.