Weekly Calendar of Events

8/16/18

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 Don and Nancy Rhoades, Aug. 18.

The Moth, storytelling with host Bobby Stoddard, come to listen or tell a short story, theme is “The moment I knew I didn’t know everything.” Sun., Aug. 19, 7 pm, Phantom Theater, www.phantomtheater.org, $10.

Lamb kebab dinner at Knoll Farm, Fri., Aug. 24, 6-9 pm, rain or shine. BYOB. Bring blankets/chairs; some tables available. RSVP to Knoll Farm. Tickets online of call to reserve and pay at door. Adults, $25; kids, $12.

Lawn Fest, Waterbury Center Community Church, Fri., Aug. 31; Sat., Sept. 1; Mon., Sept. 3; 9 am-4 pm. Tag sale, bake sale. Lunch on Sat. Located next to Cold Hollow Cider.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Aug. 31, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Mad River Valley Craft Fair, arts and crafts vendors, food, live music, kids activities, man cave, Sat. and Sun., Sept. 1 and 2, 10 am-5 pm, Kenyon’s field, Waitsfield, www.madrivercraftfair.com.

Harvest Fair, Sat., Sept. 8, 10 am-4 pm, Rochester Park, Route 100, Rochester Village. Live entertainment all day, food, crafts games, flower show and more. Info: Martha Slater, 767-9025, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fundraisers

Annual Benefit Barbecue, pulled pork, BBQ chicken, Sat., Aug. 25, 5-7 pm, Warren United Church. Info: www.warrenunitedchurch.org, 496-2713. Adults, $15; ages 13-18, $10; ages 6-12, $5; free for under age 5; families, $35.

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

Fun & Games

Toss ’em Tuesday, cornhole tournament, 5-8 pm. Free to play, prizes, beer/pizza specials, Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Sugarbush. Runs through Aug. 28.

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

Kids

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

Bird Walk: Chris Pratt Memorial Walk, Sat., Aug. 25, 8-11 am, meet at Pratt cabin, Ward Hill. Wear waterproof footwear, bring insect repellent, water. Walk followed by brunch/lunch at the cabin; bring something to share; cold drinks provided. Info: Pat, 496-3663, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Little River State Park, call to confirm all programs: 244-7103. Bring water, snacks. Plants that Hurt, Plants that Help, Wednesdays, 3:30 pm; Fridays, 10 am. Making Tracks, Seeing Skins and Skulls, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 5 pm. Mushrooms Demystified, Thursdays, 11 am; Saturdays, 1:30 pm. Sunset Aquaventure Paddle, registration required, Thursdays, 6:30 pm, Waterbury Reservoir. Tour of CCC Camp, Waterbury Dam, Fridays, 11 am. Coexisting with Bears, Fridays, 7 pm. Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Biodiversity, Saturdays, 10 am. Full list and details at www.vtstateparks.com/htm/littleriver.htm. Adults, $4. Ages 4-13, $2. To age 3, free.

Harwood Fun Runs, Mondays through 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.

Pickleball on the tennis courts at Moretown Elem. School. Beginners are welcome and gear is available to share. Wear sneakers, bring water. Info: Susan Werntgen, 496-2594.

Library

Farewell open house for assistant librarian Meredith Whitney, Moretown Library, Thurs., Aug. 16, 5-7 pm.

Dungeons & Dragons, Sundays, Aug. 19 and 26, 3-6pm, Moretown Library.

Dog mannerisms and communication presentation by Deb Helfrich, owner of Gold Star Dog Training, Sat., Sept. 1, noon, Joslin 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

Gun Owners of Vermont, Washington County meeting, Fri., Aug. 17, 6 pm, Warren Village firehouse. All welcome. Info: Bill, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-595-3789.

MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month (Aug. 22), 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

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

Phineas Gage, Thurs., Aug 16, 5:30-7:30 pm. Lowell Thompson, Thurs., Aug 23, 5:30-7:30 pm. Michael Chorney, Thurs., Aug 30, 5:30-7:30 pm. General Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen.

Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park, Robin Gottfried Band, rock, soul, funk, Thurs., Aug. 16, 6-8:30 pm, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury, free admission, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Farmers’ market (3-7 pm).

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

Eat Up at the Green, art, music, food, beer/wine, Sundays, 4-9 pm, Camp Meade, Route 2, Middlesex (near exit 9), free.

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

Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead, every Wed., 7 pm, free. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Live music at MRV Craft Fair, Sept. 1 and 2, Kenyon’s field: Green Mountain Swing, Sat. morning. Phineas Gage, Sat. afternoon. Colleen Mari and friends, Sun. morning. AmerikanaBlue, Sun. afternoon. www.madrivercraftfair.com.

Northeast Fiddlers Association monthly jam and meet, Sun., Sept. 9, noon-5 pm, American Legion, Waterbury. Fiddlers and the public welcome.

Seniors

Game Day, Wednesdays, 3-5:30 pm, Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, all welcome. Lessons and playing: Mahjongg, Train Dominos, Cribbage and other games. Info: Debbie, 498-5385.

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.

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

The Best of TenFest, eleven 10-minute plays, Aug. 16-19: Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8 pm; Sun., 2 pm; Valley Players Theater. Tickets: 802-583-1674 or at the door (cash or check made out to VT Playwrights Circle). www.vtplays.com; www.valleyplayers.com.

“Mrs. Wrights,” one-woman show by choreographer/dancer Jenni Reinke: Olgivanna has just lost her husband, Frank Lloyd Wright, so she channels him and the five women closest to him. Fri. and Sat., Aug. 17 and 18, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, www.phantomtheater.org, $15.

Great Vermont Plein Air Festival, Fri. and Sat., Aug. 17 and 18. Artists painting outdoors, children’s plein air (Sat., 11 am-3 pm), tie-dye (Sat., 1-2:30 pm, free, bring something to dye), sidewalk show and sale (Sat., 3-5:30). Maps at festival headquarters, Bridge St., Waitsfield. http://valleyartsvt.com/art/category/events.

"The Nether," a play about the future when the internet has morphed into the Nether; as people spend more time there, the distinction between reality and the virtual world begins to blur. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 9-25, 7:30 pm, Waterbury Festival Playhouse. Mature themes, children under high school age not admitted. Tickets: www.waterburyfestivalplayhouse.com, 802-498-3755.

Green Mountain Woodcarving Show, Sat., Aug. 18, 9 am-3 pm, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury, free.

“Constellations,” Nick Payne’s Broadway hit, physicist Marianne meets beekeeper Roland at a party. … Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 23-25, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, www.phantomtheater.org, $15.

The Big Red Barn Art Show, annual exhibition of work by Mad River Valley artists, Red Barn Galleries, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Runs till Aug. 26.

“Thin Places, Sacred Spaces” local photographers' interpretations of places where they can sense the divine and that which is sacred, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 3-19, noon-5 pm, Waitsfield United Church, 496-3065.

Multi-Media Mania, art exhibition opening reception, Thurs., Aug. 30, 5-7 pm, Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Exhibit open Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm.

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

Workshops

Ladies’ Night Out at Tucker Hill Inn, yoga followed by two-course meal, cash bar. Tuesdays, 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..

Past Life Regression session with hypnotherapist Lisa Schermerhorn, Tues., Aug. 21, 6:30-8 pm, at Ideas, Waitsfield. Register: www.cognitivestudios.org/class-schedule-1/.

The Art of Making Wood-Fired Pizza, Sat., Aug. 25, 12:30-2:30 pm, Sugarbush, $20. Register: https://shop.sugarbush.com/wood-fired-pizza-class.

Creating Wild and Crazy Yarns, Sat., Aug. 18, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Wet Felting Workshop, Sun., Aug. 19, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Drop Spindle Spinning, Sat., Aug. 25, 10 am-noon, $30. Spinning Wheel Spinning, Sat., Aug. 25, 1-4 pm, $50. Rigid Heddle Weaving, Sun., Aug. 26, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Needle Felting Workshop, Sat., Sept. 1, 10 am-noon, $30. Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill, Waitsfield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746.

CBD Workshop with Michele Wildflower, Sat., Sept. 1, 2:30-3:30 pm, at Opulent Designs, Mad River Green Shops, Waitsfield, $20. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9273.