Weekly Calendar of Events


Community Events

Celebration of Harwood Links to the Global Community, gallery walk (5 pm), Socrates Cafe (6 pm), discussion of “What is gained and what is lost when we move?” Thurs., April 26, Harwood library. All welcome.

Free Community Supper, Fri., April 27, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Blueberry Patch Cleanup Day at Blueberry Lake, Sat., April 28, 9 am-2 pm, hosted by Warren Conservation Commission, volunteers welcome.

TEDxHarwoodUnionHighSchool, students will speak on what they value. The mission of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) is to “make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.” Free, open to the public. Sat., April 28, 10 am-noon.

Green Up Day, Sat., May 5, info: www.greenupvermont.org.

Kentucky Derby party, mint juleps, prizes for best hat, Sat., May 5, 3 pm, Rumble’s Kitchen, Sugarbush. Live music and cornhole games in the courtyard.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Sat., May 12, 9 am-2 pm, at Harwood. Fayston, Moretown, Roxbury, Waitsfield, Warren, Waterbury residents/small businesses may bring up to 10 gallons of household hazardous wastes, pesticides, paint, batteries, fluorescent lamps at no charge for proper disposal. Paint drop and swap. Details: www.madriverrma.org.

Bridge Street Art Fair, Sat., May 19, 11 am-5 pm, free art activities, demos, live music, craft fair, food, student art show. Bike parade departs Waitsfield Elem. School, 11 am. Free.


Benefit bake for MRV Ambulance Service, Fri., April 27, American Flatbread, Waitsfield, a portion of proceeds from each flatbread sold during dinner hours will be donated.

Benefit for Rwandan art school, silent auction, films, stories, music and art from Africa, Sun., April 29, 4-6 pm, Big Picture Theater. Suggested donation at door.

Music Makes Miracles concert featuring New England Harp Competition winner Shannon Adams of Warren, Band of Angels Harp Duo and other local musicians, Miss VT, Miss VT Outstanding Teen, dessert reception. Benefits Children’s Miracle Network and UVM Children’s Hospital, Sun., April 29, 4 pm, Warren United Church, by donation.

Turkey takeout dinner, Fri., May 4, pick up 4-6 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church, $11. Reserve: 244-8089.

Cinco de Mayo dinner (4-6 pm), silent auction (noon-6 pm), Sat., May 5, Moretown Town Hall. Fundraiser for Morefest fireworks. Adults, $10; kids, $5. Info: www.facebook.com/events/Morefest.

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

Fun & Games

Sugarbush Golf Course opening day, Sat., May 5.

MRV Little League Opening Day, Sat., May 5, Couples Field, Waitsfield, www.madriverbaseball.com.

MRV Youth Lacrosse registration open. Practice at Mad River Park starting late April. www.madriverlax.com.

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


Pirate Day, Mad River Green Shops, Sun., April 29, 10 am-noon, pirate and mermaid costumes encouraged. Treasure hunt, ages 3-12, maps at Three Mountain Cafe. Music by Rockin’ Ron, the Friendly Pirate. Arts & crafts, riddles. Free.

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.

Warren Playgroup, open swim at Sugarbush Health and Rec Center, free, Fridays through May 18, 10:15-11:30 am. Parents and/or caregivers must supervise children, bring towels, sign in at front desk. Info: 583-6700.

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, 8 am-4 pm, weekdays following school calendar, free play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, www.childrensroomonline.org. 244-5605.


DisasTOUR, bike (15K), paddle (7K), run (9K), Sat., April 28, 10 am, meet at Rochester Town Park. Followed by party behind Green Mountain Bikes: prizes, pizza, Lawson’s beer, raffle, free kids’ race on pump track. www.rastavt.org.

Cranko De Mayo, Sat., May 5, 10 am-4 pm, Sugarbush, hosted by Mad River Riders. Gravel grind (bike ride on dirt roads) meets at 10 a.m. Then skiing (free lift tickets for Mad River Riders members), followed by party. All ages. www.madriverriders.com.

Mad Birders: Thurs., May 3, 7 am, Meadow Rd., Mad River Greenway West; Sat., May 5, 4 pm, Birding by Ear, Moretown Elem. School; Sun., May 6, 7 am, Birding by Ear walk, Pony Farm Rd.; Thurs., May 10, 6:30-8 am, Geiger property, Center Fayston Rd; Sat., May 12, 6:30-11 am, Camel's Hump State Forest, carpool from Shaw’s. Info: madbirders.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Birding by Ear, indoor program hosted by Moretown Library and the Mad Birders, Sat., May 5, 4 pm, at Moretown Elementary School. Morning walk, practice, Sun., May 6, 7 am, Pony Farm Rd. Info: 496-9728, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sneaky Pest: The Emerald Ash Borer, learn how to identify and report this invasive insect, Thurs., May 17, 6:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. Free, all welcome, hosted by Moretown Library.

Stephen Hawking's Work in a Nutshell, presentation by Dan Zucker, Sun., May 20, 6:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. Free, hosted by Moretown Library.

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.


Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets May 2 (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.

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


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

Daniel Waterhouse (ONEoverZERO) and Budd Ericsone (The Kind Buds), Thurs., April 26, 8 pm. Jacob Jolliff Band, bluegrass, Sat., April 28, 9 pm. Ira Wolf, acoustic, Lee Henke opens, Tues., May 1, 7 pm. The Go Rounds, Thurs., May 3, 9 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Mad River Chorale spring concert, "The Road Home, Songs of Peace, Reconciliation & Belonging," Sat., May 5, 7:30 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church; Sun., May 6, 4 pm, Warren United Church. Tickets, $15; seniors/students, $13; 11 and under, free: Call 496-2048.


Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., April 26, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

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: April 26, Travelogue: Gardens of Chateau de Loire; May 1, Coloring Pages with Maggie and Jilda; May 3, Joanne’s Senior Collection.

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

Art Jam: House Party1: Xander Naylor Sound Machine, indie rock, experimental jazz, North Indian classical music; Athena Kafantaris’ Throat of the Loon video projections; choreography with Monica DiGiovanni, Joy Madden and Jessie Owens. Fri., May 4, 8 pm, all ages, Grange Hall Cultural Center, 317 Howard Ave., Waterbury Center, 244-4168, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets May 8 (second Tuesday of each month), 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.

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.


Composting Workshops: Sat., April 28, 10-11 am, Waterbury Public Library; Sat., May 26, 10-11 am, Waitsfield town office. Mad River Resource Management Alliance. Preregister: Send name, address, phone, email to John Malter, MRRMA, P.O. Box 210, Waterbury Center, VT 05677. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Photography with Barrie Fisher, understanding your camera, May 3 and 4, 10 am-1 pm, $100. Energy healing with Sue Dillon, Wed., May 9, 6 pm, $15. Ideas, Waitsfield. Register: www.cognitivestudios.org.

CPR certification class, Sat. May 5, 9 am-noon, MRV Ambulance Service, Waitsfield. Register, $25: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-8888.