Weekly Calendar of Events

05/18/17

Community Events

Bike to Work Day, Fri., May 19. Cyclists get 10 percent off at Canteen Creemee Co. (show helmet), Waitsfield, 5:30-8 pm.

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Mad River Green, starts Sat., May 20, 9 am-1 pm. www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com.

Certified passive house open for viewing, makes more energy than it uses, Sat., May 20, 1-4 pm, 126 Joslin Hill Road, Waitsfield.

Service Sunday, all welcome to do small jobs in the community (2 hours), Sun., May 21, 9:30 am, meet at Warren Church. Lunch served at noon. RSVP: Chrissy Rivers: 496-3495, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Drop-ins welcome.

Tastings and Treasures, local businesses offer shopping and tasting, pottery, LuLaRoe clothing, tinctures. Gracie’s Kitchen and Marsh Hollow Jams, Waitsfield. Sun. and Mon., May 28 and 29, 11 am-5 pm.

Free Community Supper canceled in May. Next one is in June, to be announced. Hosted by Waitsfield United Church of Christ.

Memorial Day Ghost Walk and presentation on WWI, the Luce brothers who enlisted, and other local residents. Mon., May 29, 11 am, Hope Cemetery behind Congregational Church, Main St., Waterbury.

Mountain Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, hardy, locally grown perennials, Sat., June 3, 9 am-1 pm, Slow Rd., Waitsfield (near Shaw’s).

Waitsfield Telecom Open House, Sat., June 3, 9 am-3 pm. Demos on fiber to the home, whole home Wi-Fi, hosted IP phone service, pole climbing, and history. Free, open to all, refreshments, raffles, all ages.

Sugarbush Brew-Grass Festival, Sat., June 10, 2-6 pm. Vermont beer tasting, local food vendors, bluegrass bands. Ages 21-plus only. Tickets: $40; nondrinkers, $12. Post-Brew-Grass Scramble, 9 holes, Sun., June 11, 10 am, $50. www.sugarbush.com.

Fundraisers

Spring Dance Party with The Grift, Fri., May 19, 8 pm, Mad River Glen. Cash bar. Benefits Hannah’s House, a local nonprofit mental health center. Tickets at the door, $15; advanced tickets $10 at Sugarbush Real Estate (496-3500, Village Sq., Waitsfield) or PayPal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Grill available, 5 pm, BYO grillables.

Benefit bake for Susan Simpson, a local woman who survived a house fire last fall, a portion of each flatbread sales on Fri., May 19, to be donated. American Flatbread, Waitsfield.

Book sale, fundraiser for Meals On Wheels, Sat., May 20, 10 am-3 pm, Evergreen Place front lawn, Waitsfield. To donate books call Anne, 802-865-6786.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Tues., May 23, 8:30 am-1:30 pm, Cabot Creamery, Mad River Park, Waitsfield, 05673. www.redcrossblood.org.

Baked Beads tent sale, Fri.-Sun., May 26-28, 10 am-5 pm, Carroll Rd., Waitsfield (Big Picture parking lot), a portion of proceeds to benefit Mad River Valley Ambulance Service.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Fri., May 26, 10 am-3 pm, American Legion post, Stowe St., Waterbury, 05676. Info: Gene Sweetser, 879-4838. www.redcrossblood.org.

Sugar Social, All Things Maple bake sale, tag sale, May 26-28: Fri. and Sat., 9 am-4 pm; Sun., 1-5 pm. Waterbury Center Community Church (next to Cold Hollow Cider), 244-8089.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Tues., May 30, 10:30 am-4 pm, Harwood Union High School. Walk-ins welcome or make appointment at www.redcrossblood.org. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Yard sale items needed for Waitsfield United Church yard sale on June 10 and 11, Kenyon’s Field, Waitsfield. No clothing, TVs, computers or ski gear. For pickup of donated items: Tracey Coutts, 496-6486; Vince Gauthier, 496-4646. Large items, drop off at tent behind Kenyon’s, June 8.

Mad River Valley Golf Tournament, fundraiser for Global Health Media Project, Sat., June 17, 10 am. Register. Wayne Foster, 496-9514, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Sugarbush Resort Golf Club, 802-583-6725.

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

Fun & Games

Tennis round robins: Sat., May 27, 2-4 pm, barbecue to follow; and Sun., June 11, followed by breakfast, viewing of Wimbledon and the French Open. Open to the public; fee for tennis and meals. The Bridges Resort, Warren. Sign up: 583-2922.

Chill Lax, boys/girls ages 6-9 learn to play lacrosse, Mad River Park, Waitsfield, Sundays, 10-11 am, April 30-June 11. Equipment provided or BYO. Register at madriverlax.org or just show up. Info: Mary Simmons, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River girls’ lacrosse: U11 (grades 3 & 4) practices Tues. and Thurs., 4:30-6 pm, games on Sun., Mad River Park. U13 (grades 5 & 6) practices Tues., Wed., Fri., 3:30-5 pm, games on Sun., Mad River Park. U15 (grades 7 & 8) practices 3:15 pm (days vary) at Moretown Elementary School. Register: madriverlax.org. Info: Mary Simmons, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, Kenyon’s field, Waitsfield, Wed. and Thurs., July 5 and 6, 1 and 6 pm. www.smirkus.org.

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

Pickleball, Mondays, 5-7 pm, paddles available, open to all, $6.50, Sugarbush Health and Rec Center, 583-6700.

Outdoors

Mad Birders walks: May 18, 7-10 am, Spencer's, 97 Devlin Rd., Duxbury, meet at Waitsfield Shaw's, 7 am, carpool. May 21, 7-10 am, Otten Property, meet at Jeannie and Craig's house, Center Fayston Rd. May 25, 7-8:30 am, Freeman Hill walk, meet at the cemetery on Freeman Hill Rd.; May 27, 6:30 am-1 pm, North Branch Nature Center Birding Festival, Elm Street, Montpelier; May 28, 8-11 am, Bird by Kayak, Waterbury Center State Park with Zac Cota, 8 am, bring kayak. All welcome; fee for nonmembers. Info: madbirders.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3663.

Mountain bike trail work days: Moretown School Pine Needle Path, Sat., May 20, 10 am-3 pm. Lareau Farm, Revolution trail, Sat., May 27, 10 am-1 pm. Mad River Riders welcomes volunteers. www.madriverriders.com.

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

Kids

Where the Wild Things Are, musical by fifth- and sixth-grade students, Waitsfield Elementary School gym, Fri., May 19, 6:30 pm; Sat., May 20, 2 pm. Free, open to all, limited seating and parking (carpooling encouraged).

Warren Playgroup: Yoga, Fridays through May 26, 10-11:30 am, Warren Elementary. Info: Constancia Gomez, 802-917-1776, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All ages. Free.

Summer Art Camp, Waitsfield Elementary School, June 26-30, 9 am-4 pm. $225 includes all materials. Info/register: Nora McDonough, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-793-8881.

Mad River Riders Rippers kids rides, Tuesdays, May 30-Aug. 29, 5-7 pm, Blueberry Lake.

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

The Children’s Room, weekdays when school is in session, 8 am-4 pm, free drop-in play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. www.childrensroomonline.org/calendar.html. 244-5605.

Library

Bike Repair Cafe, Sun., May 21, 1-3 pm, at Moretown Rec Field. Bring bikes and tools; learn how to do basic repairs, maintenance. Clean up Town Forest trails, 10 am. Info: Moretown Library, 496-9728.

Malayaka House Orphanage in Uganda, presentation by Michael Bransfield and Susan McKnight, Tues., May 23, 6:30 pm, Warren Library, free.

Joslin Memorial Library board of trustees meeting with fundraising campaign consultants, Tues., May 23, 8:30-10 am, at the library.

Mate night, learn to make chipas (Argentinian cheese bread), try mate (like tea), with native Argentinian Constancia Gomez, Wed., May 24, 6 pm, Warren Library, free.

MAD Makers Lab, learn how to use the LulzBot Mini 3D printer Thurs., May 25, 7 pm, Warren Library, free.

Pollinator Gardens, learn about the selection and placement of plants to attract pollinators, with Carol MacLeod, owner of Evergreen Gardens, Thurs., June 1, 7-8:30 pm, Waterbury Public Library.

Birding by Ear class and walk with the Mad Birders. Indoor slideshow, Sat., June 3, 4 pm, Moretown Elem. School. Pony Farm walk, Sun., June 4, 7 am. Info/register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728. Free, all ages.

World Spirit Drum Circle, Thurs., June 15, 6:30 pm, led by Montpelier-based musician and music educator Amy Panetta, all ages and levels, some drums available or BYO. Free. Joslin Library, joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205.

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. May 22, Spanish Music and Story Hour with Constancia Gomez. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. www.moretownvt.org/moretown-library, 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.

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

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, Waitsfield. Play with house band, your own 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, former lead singer of Burlington jamband Bearquarium, Thurs., May 18, 7-9 pm, free. The Aerolites, American soul, Sat., May 20, 9 pm. Ryan Ober, singer-songwriter, Thurs., May 25, 7-9 pm, free. One Over Zero with DJ Satta Sound, funk, hip-hop, reggae, Sat., May 27, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

The Grift, Fri., May 19, 8 pm, Mad River Glen Spring Dance Party, cash bar. Benefits Hannah’s House, local nonprofit mental health center. Tickets at the door, $15; advanced tickets $10 at Sugarbush Real Estate (496-3500, Village Sq., Waitsfield) or PayPal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Grill available, BYO grillables.

Pappy and friends, Wed., May 31, 7 pm, Valley Night at the Big Picture Theater, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.

Peace Fest, 15 bands including Peace in the Valley, Madeline Strasser, Sabouyouma, and more. Sat., June 3, 1-10:30 pm, The Woods Lodge, Northfield. Tickets: spiritdeerproductions.ticketleap.com/peace-fest/.

Moretown Open Mic Night, Friday, June 9, 7 pm (doors, 6:30), Moretown Town Hall, free, all ages and abilities, BYOB.

Seniors

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., May 25, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. May 18, Celebrate birthdays. May 23, Stories about school, dances, proms. May 25, Travelogue, Bill Martin. May 30, Rolling pictures slideshow of happenings.

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

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

Classic Motorcycles and Cars, motoring art, motorabilia, The Bundy Modern, Bundy Rd., Waitsfield. May 20-July 5. Free. Sat. and Sun., noon-5 pm.

Skinner Barn Spring Gala, Sat., May 27, 8 pm. Barn dance with fiddle band Atlantic Crossing, silent auction, cash bar, preview of July production of Oklahoma! Dress-down country affair: jeans, cowboy hats, gingham dresses. www.theskinnerbarn.com, 496-4422.

Book signing: James Hurley, artist and author of The Contest, Sat., May 27, 1 pm, The Warren Store.

VT Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition, June 3-July 22, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield. Reception, Sat., June 3, 5-7 pm.

Sip ’n’ Paint, Fri., June 9, 6:30-8:30 pm, Valley Arts members, $30; nonmembers, $40. BYO sip. Festival Gallery, Waitsfield. Register: valleyartsvt.com/events. 496-6682. Offered on the second Friday of each month.

A Colorful Feast Barbecue, Wed., June 14, 6-9 pm, Big Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm. Valley Arts fundraiser, preview the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition (which runs June 18-July 22). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Drop-in Open Studio Figure Drawing/Painting with Billy Brauer and friends, Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, adults only, some proficiency required. Info: Dotty Kyle, 496-4789, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. $15, Valley Arts members; $18, nonmembers.

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

Workshops

West African dance class, first class free, Mondays, 5:30-7 pm. Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

Spring Cleanse with nutritionist Stacey Oshkello at Valley Glow Yoga, Wednesdays, May 24-June 14, 7-8:30 pm. $150. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Composting Workshop, Sat., June 17, 10-11 am, Waitsfield town office. Preregister by June 14: send name, address, phone, and email address to John Malter, MRRMA, P.O. Box 210, Waterbury Center, VT 05677. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participants can purchase a Soil Saver Compost Bin at half price.