Calendar

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events

04/27/17

Community Events

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. May 4, 7-8:30 am, Center Fayston Rd, Geiger property. May 6, 8-10 am, Knoll Farm. May 11, 6:30-9 am, 1824 House. May 13, 7 am-1 pm, Mad Birder/Brookline Bird Club birding morning, meet at Waitsfield Shaw's, 7 am, to carpool to Hinesburg. May 18, 7-10 am, Spencer's, 97 Devlin Rd., Duxbury, meet at Waitsfield Shaw's, 7 am, to carpool. 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.

Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Sat., April 29, 10 am-2 pm, drop off expired or unused pills and capsules (no liquids) for safe disposal at Kinney Drugs in Waterbury.

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.

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

Adaptive Bike Fitting Day with VT AMBUCS, Sat., May 6, 9 am, Waitsfield Elementary School. Info or volunteer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Green Up Day, Sat., May 6. Get bags at town clerk’s offices in Duxbury, Moretown, Waitsfield, Warren, East Warren Community Market, Duxbury Country Store, and along roadsides in Fayston. Leave full bags along roadsides in Fayston, Moretown, Waitsfield; Warren bags go to Earthwise Transfer Station or East Warren Community Market. Duxbury, leave at town garage or Dowsville Rd. parking lot. More info at www.greenupvermont.org.

Ethiopian Pop-Up Dinner with guest chefs Mulu and Alganesh, Sat., May 13, three seatings: 5, 6:30 and 8 pm. Big Picture, Waitsfield. Advance reservations required: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 496-8994.

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, clothing, maternity clothing. 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Grift, Fri., May 19, 7 pm, Mad River Glen. Cash bar. Benefits Hannah’s House, a local nonprofit mental health center. Tickets at the door, at Sugarbush Real Estate (Village Sq., Waitsfield), or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via PayPal.

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.

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

Fun & Games

Chill Lax, boys and 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 Sundays, Mad River Park. U13 (grades 5 & 6) practices Tues., Wed., Fri., 3:30-5 pm, games on Sundays, 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..

Mad River Little League opening day, Sat., April 29. Parade, 9 am, from Big Picture to Couples Field. Opening ceremonies, snack shack, all teams will play starting at 10 am.

Highlander Babe Ruth registration, ages 13-15 as of April 30, 2017, are eligible. Season: early June to mid-July. Register by May 5: Stacy Gibson-Grandfield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Pirate Day, Sun., April 30, 10 am, Mad River Green Shops. Pirate-themed scavenger hunt and activities, kid-friendly performances by Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate. Treasure maps at Three Mountain Cafe.

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.

Sculpture School, 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, at Warren Library. Viewing and judging for Peeple’s Choice Award, April 24-May 1. Winners announced May 1, 5 pm. Warren Library, www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

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.

World Spirit Drum Circle, Thurs., 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.

Knit and Play, parents and kids welcome for crafts, Thursdays, 10 am-noon, 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. Themes: May 1, Firefighting; May 8, Frogs; May 15, Trucks. 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.

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

Anthony Santor and friends, jazz brunch, Sun., May 7, 11 am-2 pm, Big Picture Theater & Cafe, 496-8994.

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. Bring nonperishable food item and get $1 off admission.

Moretown Open Mic Nights, Fridays, May 12 and June 9, 7 pm, Moretown Town Hall, free.

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.

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 27, Rolling photo slideshow of senior happenings. May 4, To Tell the Truth. May 9, Raffle, crafting tissue flowers with Anne Hawker. May 11, Attorney general’s office presentation on phone scams. 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

Bridge Street Art Fair, Sat., May 13, noon-6 pm. Bike parade from Waitsfield Elementary School to Bridge Street, noon. Free art activities for all ages, craft and food vendors, student art show, live music. Free. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Rain or shine. Parking at Waitsfield Elem. School and Telecom.

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.