Calendar

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events

08/17/17

Community Events

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

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, Mad River Green, Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm. Music by Karen Smith, Aug. 19. www.waitsfieldfarmersmarket.com.

Four Farm Quest during VT Open Farm Week, tour Hartshorn Farm, Gaylord Farm, Knoll Farm and Lareau Farm Garden, scavenger hunt to complete the passport for prizes, Fri. and Sat., Aug. 18 and 19, 10 am-5 pm.

Lamb kebab dinner, vegetarian shiitake kebab option, music by They Might Be Gypsies, Sat., Aug. 19, 6-9 pm, Knoll Farm. Bring picnic blanket and beverages. Reserve: www.knollfarm.org/events. Adults, $22; kids, $12. Dessert, $5. Indoors if raining.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Aug. 25, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 496-3065.

Morefest, Sat., Aug. 26, community gathering, car and antique tractor show at Moretown Elementary, 2-6 pm ($10 at gate). Kids activities, corn roast, food vendors, fireworks.

Carleton Young, author of Voices from the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War, will speak about book and Civil War letters found in attic, Waterbury Historical Society meeting, Sun., Aug. 27, 2 pm, Waterbury Municipal Building Community Room. Free, open to all.

 

Fundraisers

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

 

Fun & Games

Mad Hatter Tournament, Ultimate Frisbee, Sat., Aug. 19, 9 am-2 pm, Warren Elem. School. Hosted by Mad River Disc. Benefits People’s Health & Wellness Clinic. $25. www.facebook.com/MadRiverDisc.

Barn Party: Free Comedy, hosted by Kendall Farrell and Nicole Sisk, featuring Mike Lemme, Drew Dunn, Hillary Boone, Bitsy Biron. Tues., Aug. 22, 8-10 pm, Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

Green Mountain Stage Race, pro and amateur road bike races, Sept. 1-3 in The Valley; Sept. 4, Burlington Criterium; www.gmsr.info.

Bridge Street Bricks Scavenger Hunt, get a free list of phrases (Chamber office, Joslin Library, Valley Arts, Revolving Closet, Three Mountain Cafe) and find the matching bricks. Runs through end of October.

Harwood Fun Runs, Mondays, wooded trails at Harwood. Register, 6 pm. Fees help pay cross-country team’s travel expenses: adults, $6, students, $3. Kids Fun Run, half mile, 6:30 pm, free.

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

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..

Pickleball, Wednesdays, 5 pm, Moretown Elem. School tennis courts, all welcome, some equipment available.

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

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

 

Outdoors

Blueberry Sunday at Knoll Farm, pick your own berries, free warm cinnamon buns for berry pickers, Aug. 20, 9 am-noon, Bragg Hill Rd., Fayston.

Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga, Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 pm; and Fridays, 10-11:15 am, $25 (+ $10 board rental). Reserve: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.

Damsels of Dirt Women’s Mountain Bike Series, downhill rides with pro Ali Zimmer, Fridays, Aug. 18 and Sept. 1: beginner/intermediate, 2-4 pm; intermediate/advanced, 4-6 pm. Meet at The Farmhouse, Sugarbush. Free clinic. Discounted lift tickets/rentals. www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Mad River Riders Mellow Meetup, group mountain bike rides, every Monday through Aug. 28, 6-7:30 pm, Blueberry Lake and Lareau Farm, updates at www.madriverriders.com and on Facebook.

 

Kids

Kids Under the Canopy, rain or shine, free kids crafting series at The Collection, Waitsfield, Sunday, Aug. 20, 10-11 am. Info: 496-6055.

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

 

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.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. https://moretownlibrary.com, 496-9728. Free.

Warren Public Library Story Time on break, restarts Wed., Aug. 23, 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, 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..

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

Mountain Weekend, roots music, Aug 17, 6-8:30 pm, Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park Series, Rusty Parker Park, free.

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..

Matt Townsend Residency, singer-songwriter, Thursdays, Aug. 10-31, 8 pm. Zenbarn, Guptil Rd., Waterbury Center, zenbarnvt.com.

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

 

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. After lunch: Aug. 17, discussion on upcoming eclipse.

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., Aug. 17, 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

Vermont Festival of the Arts, events in the Mad River Valley now through Labor Day, listed here and at valleyartsvt.com.

Scintillating Thursdays (throughout August), stroll the gardens, view fine art, meet artists, desserts, no reservation required, free, Moosewalk Studios & Gallery, 200 Orion Rd., Warren, 583-2224.

Garden Sculpture Tour, self-guided, Round Barn Farm, Waitsfield, Sun.-Fri., Aug. 13-18, 10 am-2 pm.

“The Whale,” morbidly obese gay man tries to make amends with his estranged wife and teenage daughter, Aug. 16 and 17, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, $15, www.phantomtheater.org.

TenFest, festival of 10-minute plays, Aug. 17-20: Thurs.-Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm. Valley Players Theater. Adults, $12; children/seniors, $10. Reserve: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.vtplays.org, 583-1674.

Vermont sauna designer and builder Nils Shenholm presentation, Sat., Aug. 19, 1 pm, Warren Library.

Big Red Barn Art Show, July 27 to Sept. 4: Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm. Lareau Farm, Waitsfield.

Photo Show at the Round Barn, July 31 to Sept. 4: weekdays, 10 am-5 pm; weekends, 10 am-2 pm (see www.theroundbarn.com for closures due to private events). Round Barn Farm, East Warren Rd., Waitsfield.

Green Mountain Woodcarvers 44th annual Woodcarving Show, Sat., Aug. 19, 9 am-3 pm, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury. Free.

“Under the Influence of Motion: Johnny Swing, Sculpture, Furniture, Lighting,” July 22 to Sept. 10, Sat. and Sun., noon-5 pm or by appointment, Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, www.bundymodern.com, 583-5832.

“Transitions – Realism to Abstract,” exhibit at Festival Gallery. Opening reception, Sat., Aug. 19, 5-7 pm, free. Exhibit runs till Oct. 21: Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm. 496-6682.

“Stop/Slow (a flagger’s lament),” Maddie’s first day on the job, she tries to extricate herself from the fast lane, overcome high expectations and slow down, Aug. 19 and 20, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, $15, www.phantomtheater.org.

“Zero Hour,” a meditation on the role of identity and social engagement, Aug. 22 and 23, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, $15, www.phantomtheater.org.

Barns and Bridges Tour, Sun., Aug. 27, 8 am-5 pm. Self-guided tour, pick up map at Festival Gallery, Village Square, Waitsfield, 496-6682.

The Moth, true stories told by audience members, Sun., Aug. 27, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, $10, www.phantomtheater.org.

Frank Corso Salon Reception, landscapes, $15 includes hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, Wed., Aug. 30, 6-8 pm, Pitcher Inn, Warren. Exhibit runs Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 11 am-5 pm (free admission for exhibit). Frank Corso and Dinner, Corso to perform outdoor concert during dinner (off the menu), Sat., Sept. 2, 6-9 pm, reserve: 496-6350.

Barns & Bridges of the Mad River Valley, self-guided tour, pick up maps at farmers’ market or Festival Gallery, 496-6682, free.

Mad River Valley Craft Fair, juried artists, live music, food, kids activities, man cave with cocktails and ping pong, Sat. and Sun., Sept. 2 and 3, Kenyon’s field, Waitsfield. $5 admission benefits Valley Players. Under 12, free. madrivercraftfair.com.

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

 

Workshops

Gary Eckhart Watercolor Workshops: Watercolor, some experience necessary, Sat., Aug. 19, 9 am-4 pm; Designing Your Painting, work from photo, watercolor experience necessary, Sun., Aug. 20, 9 am-4 pm. Moosewalk Studios, Warren. Reserve: 583-2224.

Digital Photography with Roarke Sharlow: Dig. Photography 1 for amateurs, Sat., Aug. 26, 9 am-1 pm; Dig. Photography 2, barns and bridges, amateurs, Sun., Aug. 27, 9 am-1 pm; Dig. Photograply 3, fine art photos, by appointment. Reserve: Moosewalk Studios & Gallery, Warren, 583-2224, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

EMT (emergency medical technician) class, mid-September to mid-March, meets one night per week, for a National Registry EMT license. www.mrvas.org, 496-8888.

Tai Chi classes: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm; Saturdays, 10-11:30 am. Info: Dr. Richard Browne, 496-9007.

Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays, 6-8 pm. Reserve: www.kitchenatthestore.com.