Weekly Calendar of Events

06/22/17

Community Events

Waterbury Farmers’ Market, Thursdays, 3-7 pm, Rusty Parker Park.

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Mad River Green, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm. Live music by Don and Nancy Rhoades, folk, ballads, blues, June 24. www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com.

Mad River Valley Strawberry Festival, Sat. and Sun., June 24 and 25, 11 am-4 pm, Hartshorn Farm, Waitsfield. Pick-your-own organic strawberries, strawberry treats, creemees, milkshakes, shortcakes, maple cotton candy, flatbread pizza. Free admission.

Not Quite Independence Day, Waterbury, Sat., June 24: Parade, 11 am, S. Main Street (closed to traffic, 10:30-12:30). Grooves & Brews, Farr’s Field, noon-9:30 pm. Music: Satin & Steel (12:30), Dead Winter Carpenters (3 pm), Chad Hollister Band (6:30 pm). Von Trapp beers, food vendors. Fireworks (9:30). Info: groovesandbrews.com. Tickets include a drink voucher, $20. Proceeds support Waterbury Rotary Club.

Free Community Supper, Sat., June 24, 5:30 pm, at Waitsfield Elementary School, all welcome. Hosted by Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 496-3065.

Music, food, fun at Warren Airport, Sun., June 25. Music by Al's Pals, 11 am-2 pm. Brunch specials at the Airport Cafe. Goog's Pizza, wood-fired pizza. Glider rides available. All welcome.

Arrowwood Environmental findings and recommendations regarding study on the wildlife and natural resource value at the 50+ acre parcel known as the Top Gas station, Route 100, Warren. Tues., June 27, 5:30 pm, Warren Library.

Warren Fourth of July parade theme is “Stars & Stripes,” Tues., July 4, 10 am. Followed by street dance in front of Warren Store with Grippo Funk Band; and kids activities, food vendors, beer/wine garden, bluegrass by Mad Mountain Scramblers at Brooks Field. Main Street closes at 8:30 am. Free shuttle from Lincoln Peak. www.madrivervalley.com/4th.

Independence Day at Sugarbush, Tues., July 4, free parking, shuttles from Lincoln Peak to Warren parade, 8 am-4 pm. Live music. Mountain activities. Fireworks at dusk. www.sugarbush.com.

Sugarbush Highland Festival: Scottish Highland Competition, Caber Toss, Sheaf Toss, Hay Bale Hill Climb; live music by Prydein, an American Celtic rock band from VT; Irish step dancing troupe from Waterbury; sheep dog trials; local food/beverage tastings. Sat., July 8, 2-6 pm. www.sugarbush.com.

Contra/Square Dancing, calling by Don Stratton, music by Honey in the Hive, Thurs., July 13, Warren Town Green. Food vendors, 6:30 pm. Music, 7 pm. Free.

Waterbury Arts Festival on Stowe Street (closed to traffic), July 14 and 15: Friday Night Block party, 5:30-10 pm, live music by The Grift and Josh Panda, beer garden, food vendors. Saturday, 10 am-4 pm, art/craft vendors, food, Mini Maker Faire, Celtic dancers, live music by Sadie Bolger, Cooie Sings, APEX, Araba-Lon drum ensemble. waterburyartsfest.com. Free admission.

Fundraisers

Golf tournament to benefit Meals On Wheels, prizes, raffles, goodies. Spectators welcome. Sat., June 24, 8 am-7:15 pm, Woodchuck Golf Course, Palmer Lane, Waitsfield. Info: Nancy, 496-9416.

Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church, leave in shed on front lawn of church.

Fun & Games

Ultimate Frisbee pickup games, Mondays, 6-8 pm, Brooks Field, Warren. All ages and abilities welcome. www.facebook.comMadRiverDisc.

Pickleball, Mondays, 5 pm, Warren Elementary School courts, all ages and abilities welcome, paddles and instruction provided. Free. Info: George Hall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Toss’ em Tuesday, cornhole tournament, beer, pizza, Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Sugarbush. Free admission. Register and open play, 5-6:30 pm. Tournament, 6:30 pm. Weekly prize. June 27-Aug. 29.

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, "Midnight at the Museum," a celebration of what happens when a sleepy museum comes to life after hours, Kenyon’s field, Waitsfield, Wed. and Thurs., July 5 and 6, 1 and 6 pm. Ages 13+, $23; ages 65+, $18; ages 2-12, $16. Presented by Waitsfield Children’s Center. Tickets at Peanut & Mouse or www.smirkus.org.

Mad Marathon, Mad Half, Relays, Sun., July 9, 7 am. Kids Rainbow Run, Sat., July 8, 6:30 pm (sign up at 6 pm, free). www.madmarathon.com.

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

Outdoors

Free Standup Paddleboard demos, Sun., June 26, 11 am-2:30 pm; and Wednesdays, 5-7 pm, Blueberry Lake, no registration necessary. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-2708.

Sugarbush Summer Mountain Operations Opening Day, Sat., June 24, noon: golf, downhill bike trails, zipline, hiking, disc golf, bungee trampoline, scenic lift rides. www.sugarbush.com.

Mad River Riders Mellow Meetup group rides, Mondays, 6-7:30 pm, Blueberry Lake and Lareau Farm. May 29-Aug. 28.

VT Mountain Bike Festival, July 21-23, Mount Ellen, guided rides in the Mad River Valley area, free on-site camping, clinics, free bike demos, films, games, food and gear vendors, Saturday night BBQ, live music, bonfire. $99. Info/register: vmba.org.

Kids

Mad River Rippers, mountain bike program, ages 6-13, Tuesdays, 5-7 pm, May 30-Aug. 29, Blueberry Lake trails. $50 for the season, scholarships available, free for VMBA members. Register: Bob Kogut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KidsACT Summer Musical Theater Camps, July 24-28 (grades 1-2) and July 31-Aug. 4 (grades 3-6), Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield. Directed by Ruth Ann Pattee. Register: kidsactvt.com or 802-793-4220.

Scouting: Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. http://cubpack798.org. Contact AnnMarie Harmon, 496-5562; Susan Cummiskey, 583-1404.

Library

Intro to SurThrival, wilderness survival skills, Wed., June 28, 1 pm, meet at Eaton trailhead, Warren.

Vermont Raptors, live hawks, owls, falcons on site, presentation, Sat., July 1, 11 am, Moretown Town Hall. Free.

Jon Gailmor concert, original and traditional songs with rampant audience involvement, bring a picnic, a “Build a Better World” library event, Mon., July 3, 6-7 pm, Warren Library. Free.

Wilderness “SurThrival,” for ages 7-13, learn skills like fire by friction, debris shelters, tracking, water/food procurement, cordage, improvised cutting devices. Fri., July 7, 9 am-1 pm, Moretown Library. Free. Registration required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Changing Your Weather children’s workshop with local author Lou Bevacqui, Mondays, July 10, 17, 24, 31, 3:30-5 pm. Free. Joslin Library.

Knit and Play, parents and kids welcome for crafts, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 am, Warren Public Library.

Magic: The Gathering, trading card game, Sundays, 3:30 pm, Joslin Memorial Library.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10:30 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free. Themes: July 3, Robots; July 10, Trees; July 17, Helping Hands; July 24, Birds and Nests; July 31, Artists.

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, 10 am, up to age 6. Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.warrenlibrary.com. Free. Themes: July 5, Three Little Pigs; July 12, Construction; July 19, Bees; July 26, Gardens.

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

Meet new MRVTV executive director Keith Berkelhamer and thank outgoing station manager/executive director Alex Maclay at MRVTV’s board meeting, Thurs., June 22, 5:30 pm. Village Square, Waitsfield. Open to all.

Cancer support group meets fourth Wed. every month, 6 pm, at MRV Chamber of Commerce, 4061 Main St., Waitsfield.

Gun Owners of VT Washington County meets second Friday of each month, 6 pm, Warren Village fire station. Info: Bill, 496-7627.

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, 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.

Mad River Cancer Support, one-on-one support for those touched by cancer (patient, caregiver, family, friend). Contact VT Cancer Survivor Network: 1-800-652-5064, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Valley Rec District meets third Tues. of each month, 6 pm, Gen. Wait House. Open to all.

Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets first Wed. each month, 5:15-6:30 pm, Round Barn, Waitsfield; all other Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: www.mrvrotary.org.

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

Valley Democrats meets second Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Eastern Sales, Waitsfield. All welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm, and Tues., 7 pm, at Parish House, Our Lady of the Snows Church/St. Dunstan’s, Waitsfield. Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

Open Mic, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse. Play with house band, your band or solo (drums, guitar amps, bass amps provided). Sign-up, 8 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Justin Panigutti, Thurs., June 22, 8 pm, free. Hot Pickin’ Party, Doug Perkins, Adam Frehm, Mike Santosusso, Matt Schrag, Sat., June 24, 9 pm. Justin Panigutti Band, original folk, rock, American soul, Thurs., June 29, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

Apothecarians, American folk, R&B, alternative country, reggae, Thurs., June 22, 6-8:30 pm, Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park Series, Rusty Parker Park, free. June 29, Burn Permit, high-energy funk/soul. July 6, Seth Yacovonne, bluesy rock.

Grooves & Brews, Sat., June 24, noon-9:30 pm, Farr’s Field, Waterbury. Music: Chad Hollister Band (6:30 pm), Dead Winter Carpenters (3 pm), Satin & Steel (12:30). Von Trapp beers, food vendors. Fireworks (9:30). Info: groovesandbrews.com. $20 ticket includes a drink voucher.

A Rodgers & Hart and Gershwin Evening with Broadway veteran Peter Boynton, Tom Cleary on piano, Jeremy Hill on acoustic bass. Sun., June 25, 8-10 pm, The Skinner Barn, Waitsfield. Tickets, $25, www.theskinnerbarn.com, 496-4422.

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

Frendly Gathering, music festival, Thurs.-Sat., June 29-July 1, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush. 25+ acts including Twiddle, Yonder Mt. Sting Band, Charles Bradley, Turkuaz, Pigeons Playing Ping-Pong, Kat Wright, Start Making Sense, Peace in the Valley. On-site camping. Parking at Lincoln Peak; free shuttle to Mt. Ellen. Tickets/info: www.frendlygathering.com.

Anthony Santor and friends, jazz brunch, Sun., July 2, 11 am-2 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994.

Northeast Fiddlers Association monthly jam and meet, Sun., July 9, noon-5 pm, American Legion, Stowe St., Waterbury. Fiddlers and the public welcome. Local food shelf donations welcome. Info: Lee Deyette, 802-728-5188.

Seniors

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Piano music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. Following lunch: June 22, To Tell the Truth. June 27, Rolling Pictures and celebrate birthdays. June 29, A&W Root Beer Day and Travelogue with Doug Lewis: Zion National Park.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, donations support Meals On Wheels. Suggested donation, $8.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., July 6 and 27, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Move! Tuesdays, 1 pm. Fun, varied group exercise with SASH coordinator Kenneth Russell, Evergreen Place.

Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Waitsfield.

Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals, call 496-2543.

The Arts

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm, runs through July 22, Big Red Barn, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield.

“Rock of Ages, The Musical,” love story and celebration of classic 1980s rock culture, Thurs.-Sat., June 29 to July 15, 8 pm, Valley Players Theater. Tickets: www.valleyplayers.com, 583-1674.

“Oklahoma!” Wed.-Sun., July 19-30, 8 pm, The Skinner Barn, Waitsfield, $25. www.theskinnerbarn.com.

“Aqua,” VT Watercolor Society members’ exhibit at Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, runs through July 22. Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm.

Classic Motorcycles and Cars, motoring art, motorabilia, The Bundy Modern, Bundy Rd., Waitsfield. Runs through July 9. Free. Sat. and Sun., noon-5 pm.

“4 Pencils from Warren” features the work of architects John Anderson, Jim Sanford, David Sellers and John Connell, runs through June 30, Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design, Bridge St., Waitsfield, www.madsonian.org, 496-6611.

Sip ’n’ Paint, Fri., July 7, 6:30 pm, painting flags with Rita Ioannidis on the Mad River Green. Paint, brushes, some wood provided or BYO item to paint on. Live music, food trucks, cash bar. Register, $25, valleyartsvt.com, 496-6682.

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

Workshops

Free Tai Chi demonstration and lecture with Richard and Nancy Browne, Sat., June 24, 10 am, in Fayston, 496-9007.

Farmer workshop, pasture management, woodchip heavy-use area, with UVM Extension and Champlain Valley Farmers Coalition, Tues., June 27, 5-7 pm, Kenyon Farm, Waitsfield.

Birds of the Bible five-week series led by Pat Folsom of the Mad Birders during worship with Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Sundays, 10 am, at Our Lady of the Snows (during Waitsfield church building construction). Info: Rev. Nancy McHugh, 496-3065.

Ladies' Night Yoga & Dinner with Ana del Rosal at Tucker Hill Inn, Tues., July 18, 6-9 pm. One-hour yoga class, dinner in the pub, $30 includes all. Cash bar. Reserve: 496-3983. Also Aug. 15, Sept. 19.