Weekly Calendar of Events

6/14/18

Community Events

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

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Liv Del Brocco, June 16.

Wellness Expo, demos, samples, info: body work, psychotherapy, yoga, herbalism, aromatherapy and more. Sat., June 16, 1-5 pm. Lou Bevacqui will speak about his book "Changing Your Weather," tools for children to manage emotional fluctuations (3 pm). Skinner Barn, Waitsfield, free, mrvwellnessalliance.com.

Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast with local maple syrup, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee, Sun., June 17, 8-11 am, Mad River Valley Ambulance Station, Waitsfield. Free for first-time fathers and kids under 2. Kids and seniors, $5; adults, $8; family of four, $20.

Night on the Crescent, farmers’ market, Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, lawn games, Tues., June 19, 3-7 pm, Northfield green, S. Main Street (Route 12). Free.

Mad River Path Association annual meeting, all welcome, Thurs., June 21, 5-7 pm, Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield. Featured speaker Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids will lead a nature walk on The Valley boardwalk in front of the new taproom and brewery. Free.

CVMC Family Medicine - Mad River open house, tour the facility, talk with the staff, learn about changes. Light snacks, beverages. Fri., June 22, 4-6 pm.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., June 29, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Not Quite Independence Day, Sat., June 30, Waterbury. Beer tent, food, games, 2 pm, Rusty Parker Park. Rock climbing wall, yoga, drumming, children games, pickup sport games, 2 pm, State Complex lawn. Parade, 4 pm. Joe Moore Band (R&B, funk, jazz), 5:30 pm. The Hitman (dance band), 7:30 pm. Fireworks, 9:30 pm. http://waterburynqid.com. By donation, no tickets needed.

Warren Fourth of July parade, Wed., July 4, 10 am, Warren Village. Theme: “Happy Birthday to U.S.” Main St. closed to traffic at 8:30 am. Street dance with Sklarkestra after parade. Festivities at Brooks Field, music by Mad Mountain Scramblers, food, beer, kids’ activities. Free shuttles from Sugarbush (8 am-4 pm). www.madrivervalley.com/4th.

Fireworks at Sugarbush, Wed., July 4, dusk.

Fundraisers

Mad River Valley Golf Tournament, 18-hole scramble, Sat., June 16, 10 am, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. Net proceeds go to MRV Ambulance Service. Hosted by MRV Rotary Club. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9514.

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

Fun & Games

Circus Smirkus presents “Vaudeville,” Mon. and Tues., July 2 and 3, 1 pm and 6 pm. Tickets, $16-20: www.smirkus.com, 877-SMIRKUS, The Collection, Peanut & Mouse. Fundraiser for Waitsfield Children’s Center.

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

Kids

Kids Fishing Derby, ages 13 and under, hosted by Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Dept., free, Sat., June 16, 10 am-noon, Hartshorn's Pond, Hartshorn Rd., Waitsfield (look for firetruck at end of road). Hot dogs, beverages, free raffle for a fishing pole.

Warren Playgroup: Zumba for Kids, children of all ages and parents/caregivers, Fridays, June 1 to July 6, 10:15-11:30 am, Warren Town Hall, for six weeks. Free. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-917-1776.

Mad River Rippers youth mountain bike program, Tuesdays, 5-7 pm, Blueberry Lake. Free for Mad River Riders and VMBA members; nonmembers welcome, $50/season. Info: www.madriverriders.com. Preregister: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Waitsfield Playgroup, Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, Big Picture Theater, coordinator is Constancia Gomez, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free, open to all.

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Scouts BSA, grades 6-12. Info: cubpack798.org, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-371-9997.

Outdoors

Mad Birders Walks: Sat., June 16, meet at 7:15 am at Mt. Ellen lot, truck ride and hike to top, register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sat., June 30, 7:30 am-2 pm, Parker property in Granville, carpool from Pat Folsom’s. Info: visit madbirders.org or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Harwood Fun Runs, Mondays, June 18-Aug. 27, Harwood Union trails. Kids’ half-mile, ages 12 and under, 6:15 pm; Fun Run, 1.7 miles, all ages, 6:30 pm; Ridge Run, 4 miles, 6:30 pm. Fees raise funds for Harwood cross-country team. Kids under 12, free. Register 5:30-6 pm.

Free Stand-Up Paddleboard demos, Wednesdays, 5-7:30 pm, Blueberry Lake. Info: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.

Sugarbush Summer Mountain Operations Opening Day, Sat., June 23, 10 am-6 pm: mountain biking, zipline, bungee trampoline, disc golf, scenic lift rides and more. www.sugarbush.com.

Library

Tutorial on downloadable audiobooks and e-books, bring your device and passwords for apps, etc., Mon., June 18, 7 pm, Warren Library, free.

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, presentation, Wed., June 20, 7 pm, Warren Library, free.

"Screech and Hoot: The Science of Bird Communication," VINS live bird presentation kicks off summer reading program: Libraries Rock! Thurs., June 21, 4 pm, Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield.

Dungeons & Dragons, Sundays, 3-6 pm, Moretown Library, new and seasoned players, ages 10 and up. June 24 through July 15. Free.

“Sounds and Nature,” learn how sound works and why it is important for animals, Wed., June 27: grades 3-6 at 9 am; K-grade 2 at 11:15 am. Moretown Library, free.

Free Play Friday, ages 8 and up, drop in for snacks, crafts, Lego building, 3 pm, Warren Library. Free.

Central VT Adult Basic Education with Dave Busker, free help with technology, literacy, test prep, resumes, etc. Tuesdays, 1-3 pm. Drop in or by appointment: Joslin Library, 496-4205; Dave Busker, 244-8765.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. http://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

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, June 20 (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.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Sun. and Tues., 7 pm, Waitsfield United Church (across from Village Grocery), rear of building; Wed., noon, Gen. Wait House; and Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park, Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury, free admission, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, farmers’ market (3-7 pm). June 14, Michelle Fay Band, original Americana. June 21, Blues for Breakfast.

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

“Mad Music,” documentary about the music and musicians of the Mad River Valley created by Ian Sweet of Warren, to be shown on VT PBS (Waitsfield Cable Channel 9) Tues., July 9, 7 pm. Local screening, Mon., Aug. 6, Big Picture Theater.

Milton Busker and the Grim Work, Fri., June 15, 9 pm. Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead, Wednesdays, 7 pm, free. John Daly Band, Thurs., June 21, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

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

Frendly Gathering, music festival featuring Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass, The Devil Makes Three and more. Camping, yoga, dance workshops, art. Thurs.-Sat., June 28-30, Mt. Ellen, frendlygathering.com.

Seniors

Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation, discount for age 60-plus. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543. After-lunch activities: June 14, Father’s Day stories; June 19, Senior collection; June 21, Travelogue; June 26, Rolling pictures; June 28, Name That Tune.

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, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, all welcome.

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

The Arts

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition opening reception, Sun., June 17, 5-7 pm, Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Gary Eckhart leads tour of show, Sun., 3:30 pm, free for Valley Arts members, fee for nonmembers; reserve: 496-6682. Exhibit runs through July 28: Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm.

“Big Pictures,” black-and-white portraits created at Montpelier Farmers’ Market by photographers John Snell and Rob Spring, exhibit runs till June 24 at White Meeting House, 8 North Main St., Waterbury, Tues.-Fri, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Meet the photographers, discussion, Mon., June 18, 7-9 pm. Info: Torrey Smith, 244-8581, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free.

Broadway Cabaret, Peter Boynton and cast of “Gypsy” perform Broadway show tunes, Sun., June 24, 8-10 pm, Skinner Barn, $25. “Gypsy,” a musical, Wed.-Sun., July 18-29, 8 pm, $25. Tickets: www.theskinnerbarn.com, 496-4422.

Digital Storytelling workshop, grades 7-12, June 26 to August 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm, Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center. Info/register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

“The Safety of Objects: A Visual Discourse Between Father and Daughter,” Michael Craig-Martin and Jessica Craig-Martin, exhibit open weekends through Sept. 3, noon-5 pm, Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, www.bundymodern.com.

“Stop Motion,” paintings and drawings by Maiya Keck, Axel’s Gallery, Waterbury.

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

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.

Workshops

Women's Night Out at Tucker Hill Inn, yoga followed by two-course meal, cash bar. Tuesdays, June 19, July 10, Aug. 21, 6-9 pm. Register, $30: www.tuckerhill.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Drumming Alive: Yoga and Drumming, Sat., June 23, 10 am-noon, fusion of yoga, drum healing, reiki, body wisdom teaching. Mountain Rose Integrated Wellness Center. Register, $30: www.mountainrosevt.com; 802-496-9204.

Emergency Medical Responder course, July 18 to Oct. 6: Wed. evenings and some Saturdays, Mad River Valley Ambulance Service. Free for MRVAS members. www.mrvas.org, 802-496-8888, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..