Weekly Calendar of Events

02/15/18

Community Events

Winter Market, local makers and growers selling products, Sundays, 11 am-3 pm, Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield.

Local Artisan Market, Sat. and Sun., Feb. 17 and 18, noon-6 pm, Rumble’s Kitchen, Sugarbush.

Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, Sat., Feb. 17, 7 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush.

Test-drive a Tesla Model S or Model X, Sat. and Sun., Feb. 17 and 18, 10 am-6 pm, Sugarbush. Reserve: www.tesla.com/event/tesla-hits-slopes-sugarbush-resort.

Film screening and social with John Egan, local ski legend, Warren Miller film “Extreme Winter,” Mon., Feb. 19, 6-8 pm, Gate House Mountain View Room, Sugarbush. Free.

VINS Raptor Encounter, presentation with live falcons, hawks and owls, Tues., Feb. 20, 4-6 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. Adults, $15; ages 12 and under, $10.

Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce mixer, hosted by MRV libraries, learn about library programs, events and technology, refreshments, Thurs., Feb. 22, 5:30-7 pm, at the Warren Library.

Auditions for Cabin Fever Follies, Thurs., Feb. 22, 6:30-7:30 pm, Valley Players Theater. Call Doug, 496-6651, or Sharon, 793-8362. Shows are March 22-24.

Mad Dog Trout Unlimited presents “Red Gold,” documentary about proposed mining in two productive sockeye salmon-fishing rivers in Alaska. Fly-tying demos, casting area for kids, etc. Thurs., Feb. 22, 6-8 pm, Gate House Mountain View Room, Sugarbush. $5 suggested donation.

Free Community Supper, Fri., Feb 23, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Warren Miller film: “Line of Descent,” Fri., Feb. 23, 6-8 pm, Gate House Mountain View Room, Sugarbush, free.

Town Meeting Day, Tues., March 6. Watch The Valley Reporter for agendas and local election information.

Fundraisers

Chicken Barbecue, cooked over maple firewood, Sat., Feb. 17, 5-7 pm, Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Department. Adults, $12; children under 10, $7.

Harwood Baseball Calcutta, Sat., Feb. 17, 5 pm, American Legion, Waterbury, $100 includes dinner for two, chance to win $2,000. Yankee vs. Red Sox tickets raffle drawing, March 17. Tickets at local businesses and from players, fundraising for spring training in Florida.

Raffle, spaghetti and meatballs, vegetarian and gluten-free available, music, cookie walk, Sat., Feb. 17, 5-7:30 pm, St. Leo’s Hall, Waterbury. Tickets: 244-7734.

Preserve Our Paradise fundraising campaign Q&A, Sun., Feb. 18, 4:30 pm, Mad River Glen Basebox, www.preservemadriver.com.

Winter Beach Party, surf-rock bands the High Breaks and the Tsunamibots, dress for the beach, fundraiser Preserve Our Paradise campaign, $10 suggested donation, Fri., Feb. 23, 9 pm-midnight, Localfolk Smokehouse.

Dog Parade, Canine Couture Contest, Sat., Feb. 24, 3:30 pm, Gate House Courtyard, Sugarbush. Cash-only donation, $10, benefits PAWSitive Pantry. Prizes for Ski Bunny, Apres Pooch, Superhero and more. Register 2:30-3:15 pm.

High Fives Fat Ski-a-thon, Sun., March 4, skiers/snowboarders complete as many runs as possible from Lincoln Peak Valley House lift, snacks/drinks, lunch and prizes for all participants. Sugarbush.

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

Fun & Games

Blizzard Boogie, DJ, s’mores, hot cocoa, Mon., Feb. 19, 3-4:30 pm, Gate House Courtyard, Sugarbush, free.

Cowbell Champagne Party, shake up the Champagne bottle and hit the cowbell with the cork, prizes, music by Band from the Premises, Sat., Feb. 24, 3-6 pm, Green Mountain Lounge, Mt. Ellen.

Mad River Valley Little League registration: www.madriverbaseball.com. T-Ball, ages 5-6; Farm League (coach pitch), ages 7-8; American League (minors), ages 9-10; National League (majors), ages 11-12. Season: May 5 to mid-June; practice starts earlier. Info: Mike Fiaschetti, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Valley Youth Lacrosse registration open for spring season, U11, U13, U15 and U9 age levels. www.madriverlax.com.

Tennis Clinics: weekdays, 9-10:30 am; Fri., 10:30-noon; Sat. (beginners) and Sun., 9-10:30 am. The Bridges Resort, Warren. For levels, sign-up and cost, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 583-2922.

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

Kids

Kids Cooking Classes, ages 6-12, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. $45 includes dinner, recipe card, apron. Reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar. Dragons Love Tacos, Sat., Feb. 17, 5:30-7:30 pm. Night of the Veggie Monster, Wed., Feb. 21, 5:30-7:30 pm. Sun Bread, Thurs., March 1, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Kids Torchlight Parade with Murphy Moose, Welcome Mat area, Sugarbush, Sun., Feb. 18, 4 pm.

Kids Pizza and Movie Night, drop off kids, ages 4-12. “Cars 3” and “Leap.” $34. Sun., Feb. 18, 5-8 pm. “Despicable Me 3” and “Smurfs,” Sat., Feb. 24, 5-8 pm. Reservations required: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Auditions for young actors for the musical “Gypsy,” boys and girls ages 6-12. Rehearsals start the last week of June; show runs the last two weeks of July. Info: www.theskinnerbarn.com. Sign up for auditions: Peter Boynton, 496-4422, 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., cubpack798.org, 802-371-9997.

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.

Gathering of the Groms, free intro to freestyle skiing/snowboarding, ages 13 and under, instruction, games, prizes. Sat., Feb. 17, 4:30-6 pm, Lincoln Peak; March 3, Mt. Ellen. Sugarbush.

Outdoors

Triple Crown Series at Mad River Glen: Unconventional Terrain Competition, Sat., Feb. 17, 11 am. Register: www.madriverglen.com. Vertical Challenge, March 2. Mogul Challenge, March 10.

Dog-Friendly Guided Snowshoe Tour, Sundays, Feb. 18 and 25, 10 am, meet outside Mt. Ellen ticket booth, $10 per dog, leashes and plastic bags required. Snowshoe rentals available.

Snowshoe Headlamp Dinner Tours every Thursday evening. Reserve: Clearwater Sports, 802-496-2708.

Naturalist Snowshoe Tours, Saturdays and Sundays, 10:30 am, Mad River Glen.

Twilight Snowshoe Tour, guide interprets animal tracks, ages 9 to adult, Saturdays, 3:30 pm. Meet at The Farmhouse, Sugarbush. $35 ($45 with rentals). Reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Tour de Moon, Sat., March 3, ski/snowshoe, guided (4 pm) or unguided, up Mt. Ellen to Walt’s (open till 8 pm) for grilled cheese and drinks. Sugarbush.

Full Moon Snowshoe & Brew Tasting with Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Fri., March 2, 8 pm, Mad River Glen, $35, register: www.madriverglen.com.

Castlerock Extreme, expert skiers/riders, Sat., March 10, Sugarbush.

Skatium, outdoor ice rink, Slow Rd., Waitsfield. Night skating, rentals, lessons. Potluck picnic, Tuesdays, 5-7 pm. Open pickup hockey, Wednesdays, 8-10 pm, $5. Call to listen to hours: 496-8845.

Sugarbush Racing Club, fun race series, all ages and abilities, Thursdays, 11 am-1 pm, postrace parties. sugarbushracingclub.com.

Library

Joslin Memorial Library Capital Campaign Committee meeting, Thurs., Feb. 15, 8:30 am, Joslin Library, first floor.

Creating Safe Space for Difficult Conversations: How to Talk About Racism and Privilege, Sunday, Feb. 18, 4-6 pm, Village Meeting House, Waitsfield. Free. Register: Joslin Library, 496-4205; Moretown Library, 496-9728; Warren Library, 496-3913.

Speaking for Change with Katy Farber, share writings on social justice, all welcome, Feb. 21, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library.

VT Humanities Council book discussion on “Blood of the Prodigal” by P.L. Gaus, Amish country mystery, Thurs., Feb. 15, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library.

Move it and Read, reading and movement book club, grades five and up. Read "It Ain't so Awful, Falafel" by Firoozeh Dumas before next meeting: Thurs., Feb. 22, 3 pm, Moretown Library. Register: contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Story Celebrations: “A Wrinkle in Time,” ages 7-12, Mon., Feb. 26, 3-4:30 pm. “Magic Treehouse: Dolphins at Daybreak,” ages 5-8, Wed., Feb. 28, 3-4 pm. Read aloud, crafts, book-themed activities, snack. Free. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Warren Library.

Vermont’s bald eagles, presentation by VT Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist John Buck, Wed., Feb. 28, 7 pm, Warren Library.

"To Build a Fire" reading and practice, Fri., March 2, 1-4pm. Take turns reading Jack London’s story of the Yukon in winter, as the group hikes and then builds a fire using primitive skills. All ages welcome (under 10 with adult). Free. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Bullet Journaling Refresher, an intersection of a to-do list, planner and diary, organize your life, Sun., March 4, 4 pm, Moretown Library. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 496-9728.

Moretown Open Mic, musicians, poets, comics, performers, Fridays, March 9 and April 6, 7 pm, old Moretown Town Hall. All ages and abilities. BYO.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

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, 10:30 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

Gun Owners of VT Washington County meets second Friday of each month, 6 pm, Warren Village fire station. Info: Bill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-3789.

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..

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

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, Joslin Library (downstairs), 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 with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse.

Roughhead Blenny, Thurs., Feb. 15, 2:30-5:30 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, free.

Lowell Thompson, Thurs., Feb. 15, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen, free.

Apres-ski music, Sat., Feb. 17, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush: Sugar Shack, Castlerock Pub; The Detonators with Marc Scortino, Wunderbar; Guy and Wayne, Rumble’s Kitchen; Seth Yacavone, Green Mt. Lounge. Free.

Mr. Piano Man Marc Scortino, Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30-9:30 pm, Rumble’s Kitchen, Sugarbush.

Mad Mountain Scramblers, bluegrass, Sat., Feb. 17, 9:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse, Waitsfield.

Prydein, Sat, Feb. 17, 9 pm, Castlerock Pub, Sugarbush, ages 21+, free.

The Grift, Sat., Feb. 17, 7 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.

DJ Dakota, dance party, Sat., Feb. 17, 10 pm, Zenbarn, free.

Free bus rides, Saturday nights, 6 pm-2 am (plus Sun., Feb. 18). http://RideGMT.com/gmt-schedules/. Request pickup: 802-496-7433.

Apres-ski music, Sun., Feb. 18, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush: Roy and the Wrecks, Castlerock Pub; The Detonators with Marc Scortino, Wunderbar; Wayne and Joe Moore, Rumble’s Kitchen; Ragged Company, Green Mt. Lounge. Free.

Inna Presidential Dancehall, Satta Sound (VT) meets Duss Ova Sound (France), reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, Sun., Feb. 18, 9 pm-1 am, Localfolk Smokehouse, Waitsfield.

Peter Ciluzzi, guitarist, Tues., Feb. 20, 7:30 pm. Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead Duo, Wed., Feb. 21, 7-10 pm. Eastern Mountain Time, Thurs., Feb. 22, 7-9:30 pm. Mal Maiz, Afro-Cumbia sounds, Sat., Feb. 24, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

HUUSD Choral Night Concert, all schools, Tues., Feb. 20, 7 pm, Harwood Union High School.

Clint Bierman and Peter Day of The Grift, Thurs., Feb. 22, 3:30-5:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.

Surf rock by the High Breaks and the Tsunamibots, Fri., Feb. 23, 9 pm-midnight, Localfolk Smokehouse. Winter Beach Party fundraiser for Preserve Our Paradise, $10 suggested donation.

Apres-ski music, Fri., Feb. 23, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush: The Detonators, Castlerock Pub; Medicine Tribe, Rumble’s Kitchen; Al’s Pals, Green Mt. Lounge. Free.

Apres-ski music, Sat., Feb. 24, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush: JoMo Fo, Castlerock Pub; The Detonators, Rumble’s Kitchen; Brick Drop, Wunderbar; Band from the Premises, cowbell champagne party game, Green Mt. Lounge. Free.

The Welterweights, Kelly Ravin, Lowell Thompson, Pat Melvin, Sean Preece, Sat., Feb. 24, 7-9:30 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.

Seniors

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Feb. 22, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation, discount for age 60-plus. Piano music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543. After-lunch activities: Feb. 15, singalong; Feb. 20, celebrate February birthdays, senior collections; Feb. 22, travelogue: TBA; Feb. 27, rolling pictures.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.

Boomer Essential Elements, skiing lessons in a social atmosphere, intermediate terrain, ages 65-plus, Tuesdays, 9 am-noon, Sugarbush. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 888-651-4827.

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, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Waitsfield.

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

The Arts

Author of “A Baker’s Year,” Tara Jensen of North Carolina Smoke Signals Bakery, reading, presentation, refreshments, Mon., Feb. 19, 6-8 pm, Red Hen Bakery, Middlesex.

Paint and Sip, Thurs., Feb. 22, 6-8 pm, Gate House Sleeper Room, $60 includes art supplies, instruction, one beer/wine (food/bev available for purchase). Register: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar/.

Poster art by Jim Dodds, “Peter Max-ish, Mouse Studios, Grateful Dead era artwork,” exhibit runs till Feb. 28, Three Mountain Cafe.

Valley Arts Drop-In Painting, first and third Wed. of each month (next, Feb. 21), 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield. Bring paint, work on your own or paint the still life. Members, $5; nonmembers, $10. Info: Dotty, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-4789.

“A Man and His Camera,” fine art photographs by Josh Axelrod, Wed.-Sat., 1-4 pm or by appointment, through March 31, Festival Gallery, Waitsfield, 496-6682, www.valleyartsvt.com.

Fiber Riot! Free, informal, weekly gathering; knitting, crocheting, spinning, rug hooking. Wednesdays, 5-8 pm, through March 28, Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, 496-7746.

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

Mad River Chorale rehearsals, Mondays, 7-9 pm, Harwood chorus room. New singers welcome, must be able to match pitch and sing with their section. Info: madriverchorale.net, 496-2048.

Workshops

Cooking Classes at The Store: Seafood, Feb. 16, 6-8 pm; Chicken, March 1, 6-8 pm; Sushi, March 2, 6-8 pm; Cooking with Maple Syrup, March 8, 6-8 pm; One-Pot Wonders, March 10, noon-2 pm; Pancakes and Pockets, March 15, 6-8 pm; Cooking with Beer, March 17, 6-8 pm. $60. Info/register: www.vermontstore.com/the-kitchen.

Rigid Heddle Weaving workshop, learn how to dress a loom, explore techniques incorporating color and texture, Sat., Feb. 17, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Drop-In Spinning, informal gathering, bring drop spindle/wheel or use shop equipment, Mon., Feb. 19, 1-4 pm, $30. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield, 496-7746.

Take Back Control of Your Time and Grow Your Small Business More Efficiently, fourth Tuesday of each month (next, Feb. 27), 10 am, MRV Chamber offices, Bridge St., Waitsfield. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free for chamber members, fee for nonmembers.

CBD workshop series with Michele Wildflower, HHP, Thurs., March 1, 5:30-6:30 pm, at Mad River Massage. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

NAMI VT Family to Family Class, free course to help families and friends of individuals with mental illness understand and support them while maintaining their own well-being. Starts Tues., March 13 (runs 12 weeks), 6:30 pm, in Waterbury. Registration required: namivt.org.

 

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