Calendar

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events

04/20/17

Community Events

Lasagna dinner, dancing to live music by Big Hat, No Cattle, Sat., April 22, 5-9 pm, Moretown Town Hall.

Waitsfield Winter Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 11 am-3 pm, Masonic Lodge (across from Joslin Library).

Waterbury Historical Society annual meeting, elections and program, “An evening with George Woodard,” free, open to all, Wed., April 26, 7 pm, Grange Hall Cultural Center, Maple St., Waterbury Center, 244-8089.

#MadShedLove, celebrate the Mad River watershed and Earth Day, Friends of the Mad River slideshow of photos from their contest, music, raffle, Wed., April 26, Big Picture Theater.

Mad Birders walks: Wait’s Way, Thurs., April 27, 7 am, meet at Gen. Wait House; Berlin Pond, Sat., April 29, 7 am, meet at north end of pond. All welcome. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3663.

Bike to the People’s Climate March, Saturday, April 29, Montpelier. Guided groups leave from VT State Archives in Middlesex at 11:45 am; Moretown Elementary School, 11:15 am; Waterbury State Complex, 11:15 am.

Free Community Supper, Sat., April 29, 5:30 pm, new location: Waitsfield Elementary School (due to church renovation). All welcome. Hosted by Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 496-3065.

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

Turkey take-out dinner, Fri., April 28, pick up 4-6 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church, Route 100, next to Cold Hollow Cider. $9.

DisasTOUR VI, triathlon, Sat., April 29, 10 am, Rochester Town Park. 15K cycle, 12K paddle, 9K run, individual or teams. Kids’ bike race in park. Helmets required. Followed by pizza, potluck, Lawson’s beer. Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance fundraiser, www.rastavt.org/disastour-2/.

Scared by Dolls concert to benefit Therapy Dogs of Vermont, a nonprofit organization of highly trained dogs and their volunteer handlers, Fri., May 5, 7-9 pm, Harwood Union High School. Students/kids, $2; adults, $5.

6K Run or Walk for Water.org, also 1K and 3K for kids, Sat., May 6, 10 am, Harwood Union cross-country trails. Register, cash/checks only, 8:30-9:45 am. Info: Madeline Strasser, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Emma Cosgrove, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Children’s Room tag sale fundraiser, Fri., May 12, 9 am-6 pm, Sat., May 13, 9 am-noon, at Wesley United Methodist Church, Waterbury. Children’s furniture, toys, books, baby equipment, clothing, maternity clothing and more. Donate items for sale May 8-10, 7:30-9 am or 1:30-6:30 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church. Info: 244-5605 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Fun & Games

Stein’s Challenge, Sat., April 22, 10 am-2 pm, ski/ride the most laps on Stein’s Run. Ages 14+. Register online or at Gate House, $20. Sugarbush.

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.

Kids

Warren Playgroup: Yoga, Fridays, April 21 to May 25, 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.

Mad River Valley Mini Milers youth running program meets weekly for an hour, April 24-May 22, registration open now: www.runvermont.org/youth/ready-set-run/. $35.

Sculpture School starts April 24, ages 5-14, enrollment open for hands-on, building-based education programs, www.sculptureschoolvt.com. Eddie Merma, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 630-269-0143.

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.

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

Peeps® Diorama Contest, drop off book- or literary-themed Peeps dioramas April 19-24 at Warren Library. Viewing April 24-May 1. Winners announced May 1, 5 pm. Warren Library, www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

World Spirit Drum Circle, Thurs., April 20 and May 11, 6:30 pm, led by Montpelier-based musician and music educator Amy Panetta, all ages and levels, some drums available or bring one. Free. Joslin Library, joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205.

Joslin Memorial Library Board of Directors special meeting, April 24, 4:30 pm at the library to work on campaign fund matters relating to the anticipated renovation of the library.

Intergenerational Book Discussion, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, the author’s story of growing up as an African-American in the 1960s and 1970s told in verse, Thurs., April 27, 6:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. Part of VT Reads program.

Spring Tea featuring Nancy Marie Brown, author of The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman, Sun., April 30, 2 pm, Steele Community Room, Waterbury Municipal Complex. Hosted by Friends of the Waterbury Library, free. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 244-7036, www.waterburypubliclibrary.com.

Spring Tonics and Bitters, Sun., April 30, 4-5:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. With clinical herbalist Allison Dellner, support for liver, ignite the fires of digestion with bitter plants.

Talking about Racism with our Neighbors, Mon., May 8, 6:30 pm, Warren Public Library. Led by Standing Up for Racial Justice Central Vermont.

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

Magic the Gathering, tradeable card game, Sundays, 2 pm, Joslin Memorial Library.

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

Waterbury Public Library Baby/Toddler Story Time, Mondays, 10 am, up to age 3, stories, songs, playtime. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. 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 Preschool Story Time, Thursdays, 10 am, ages 3-6, stories, songs, crafts. 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.

Harwood Booster Club meets second Mon. of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Cafe, new members 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 and fourth Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Eastern Systems, 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 own band or solo (drums, guitar amps, bass amps provided). Sign-up starts at 8 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Jazz Residency with Bruce Sklar and Jeremy Hill, Thurs., April 27, 7 pm, Big Picture lounge, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.

Springtime Coffeehouse, Sun., April 23, 6-8 pm, Hancock Town Hall. Music, sandwiches, dessert. Fundraiser for summer concert series on the green.

Scared by Dolls concert to benefit Therapy Dogs of Vermont, Fri., May 5, 7-9 pm, Harwood Union High School. Students/kids, $2; adults, $5.

Spring into Song, Mad River Chorale concert, Sat., May 6, 7:30 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church; and Sun., May 7, 7:30 pm, Warren United Church. Advanced tickets: http://madriverchorale.net. Adults, $15; students 12-21 and seniors 65+, $12; ages 11 and under, free.

Seniors

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.

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. April 20, Singalong. April 25, Travelogue (speaker TBA). April 27, Rolling photo slideshow of senior happenings. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543.

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

Spring Mix, Valley Arts members’ show, open Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm, through May 31, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-6682.

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

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.

Sip ’n’ Paint, Fri., May 12, 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.