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Weekly Calendar of Events

02/22/18

Community Events

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.

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

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

Potluck dinner after Warren’s Town Meeting, Tues., March 6 (meeting starts at 4 pm), at Warren Elementary School. Adults, $6; 12 and under, $2; benefits scholarship program. Sign up to bring food: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4faba822a7fb6-2018.

Fundraisers

Informational meeting for Circus Smirkus volunteers sought by Waitsfield Children’s Center, Thurs., Feb. 22, 6 pm, at Founders Hall (behind Our Lady of the Snows). Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Winter Beach Party, surf-rock with the High Breaks and the Tsunamibots, dress for the beach, fundraiser for Preserve Our Paradise, $10 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.

Fat Ski-a-thon, Sun., March 4, ski/snowboard from Lincoln Peak Valley House lift to raise money for High Fives Foundation, 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.

Pork Loin Takeout Dinner, pick up Friday, March 16, 4-6 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church, $9. Advanced reservations required: 244-8089.

Fun & Games

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

Mad River Valley Little League registration, ages 5-12, www.madriverbaseball.com. 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.

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

Kids

Kids Pizza and Movie Night, drop off kids, ages 4-12. “Despicable Me 3” and “Smurfs,” Sat., Feb. 24, 5-8 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. Reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Kids Cooking Class, ages 6-12, Thurs., March 1, 5:30-7:30 pm, The Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. $45, reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Gathering of the Groms, free intro to freestyle skiing/snowboarding, ages 13 and under, Sat., March 3, 4:30-6 pm, Mt. Ellen. Sugarbush.

Auditions for young actors, the musical “Gypsy,” ages 6-12. Info: www.theskinnerbarn.com/gypsyauditioninformation. Sign up: 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.

Outdoors

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

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.

Triple Crown Series at Mad River Glen: Vertical Challenge, March 2. Mogul Challenge, March 10. Register: www.madriverglen.com.

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

One Liner Rail Jam, snowboard session at Mt. Ellen Base Lodge, High Cascade’s Down Bar and a mystery feature, live music by Crusty Cuts on the deck, Sat., March 3, 4:40 pm. Sugarbush.

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.

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

Skatium, outdoor ice rink, Slow Rd., Waitsfield. Night skating, rentals, lessons. Potluck picnic, Tues., 5-7 pm. Open pickup hockey, Wed., 8-10 pm, $5. Hours: 496-8845.

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

Library

Move it and Read 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: 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 Tree House: 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," Fri., March 2, 1-4pm. Take turns reading Jack London’s story of the Yukon in winter, group hike, build a fire using primitive skills. All ages (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, 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

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Sun. and Tues., 7 pm, Our Lady of the Snows Church fellowship hall, Waitsfield; and Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

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.

Music

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

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

Eastern Mountain Time, Thurs., Feb. 22, 7-9:30 pm. Mal Maiz, Afro-Cumbia sounds, Sat., Feb. 24, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

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.

Papa’s Porch, Friday afternoon, March 2, Gen Stark’s Pub.

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

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.

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

Tal National and Sabouyouma, Wed., Feb. 28, 7-11 pm, Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Haze and Dacey, Thurs., March 1, 2:30-5:30 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush, free.

Mark Legrand and the Cadillac Twins, Thurs., March 1, 8-10 pm. Miku Daza and Julia Caesar, Fri., March 2, 9 pm. Hot Pickin’ Party with Matt Schrag, Sat., March 3, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Apres-ski music, Sat., March 3, 3-6 pm, Sugarbush: Al’s Pals, Castlerock Pub; Haze and Dacey, Rumble’s Kitchen; Soulstice, Wunderbar; Medicine Tribe, Green Mt. Lounge. Free.

Blues for Breakfast, Sat., March 3, 9 pm, Castlerock Pub.

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. 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.

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

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

Valley Arts Drop-In Painting, first and third Wed. of each month, 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Festival Gallery, Waitsfield. 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.

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

Take Back Control of Your Time and Grow Your Small Business More Efficiently, fourth Tuesday of each month. Next meeting, Feb. 27: How to use The Valley Reporter to get the word out about your business, 10-11:30 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 with Michele Wildflower, HHP, Thurs., March 1, 5:30-6:30 pm, Mad River Massage. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cooking Classes: Chicken, March 1; Sushi, March 2; Cooking with Maple Syrup, March 8. All are 6-8 pm, $60, www.vermontstore.com/the-kitchen. The Store, Waitsfield.

NAMI VT Family to Family Class, free course to help those who know someone with mental illness to understand and support them while maintaining their own well-being. Starts Tues., March 13 (runs 12 weeks), 6:30 pm, in Waterbury. Register: namivt.org.

 

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