Weekly Calendar of Events

Updated: 02/14/19 

Community Events

Everybody's Birthday Party, dinner, games, cake, Fri., Feb. 15, 5:30-7:30 pm, Warren Elementary School, sponsored by Warren United Church, free, all welcome. RSVP: 496-2713 or at www.warrenunitedchurch.org.

VT author John Churchman, book signing, “Finding Light: A Seasonal Journal” (illustrated journaling book) and “The Easter Surprise” (Sweet Pea & Friends series), Sat., Feb. 16, 11 am-1 pm, The Collection, Mad River Green Shops, Waitsfield.

Winter Market, local vendors, Sundays, 11 am-2 pm, Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield. Runs through Feb. 24.

Local Artisan Market, Sat. and Sun., Feb. 16, 17, 23, 24, noon-6 pm, Rumble’s Kitchen, Sugarbush.

Torchlight Parade, Fireworks, Sat, Feb. 16, 7 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush, free.

802 Reptiles Show, Tues., Feb. 19, 4-6 pm, the Schoolhouse, Sugarbush. Adults, $15; ages 12 and under, $10.

Film Screening, Social with John Egan, local ski hall of fame inductee, Mon., Feb. 18, 6 pm, Gate House Mountain View Room, free.

Cabin Fever Follies auditions, acts for community variety show, Thurs., Feb. 21, 6:30-7:30 pm, Valley Players Theater. Call Doug, 496-6651, or Sharon, 793-8362. Shows are March 22 and 23.

Fishing movies, fly-tying demos, kids casting area, hosted by Mad Dog Trout Unlimited, Thurs., Feb. 21, 6-8 pm, Gate House Mountain View Room, Sugarbush, free.

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Feb. 22, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Fundraisers

Chicken barbecue at Waitsfield-Fayston Fire Department, Sat., Feb. 16, 5-7 pm. Adults, $12; under age 10, $8.

Spaghetti and homemade meatballs, cookie walk, raffle ticket winners announced, Sat., Feb. 16, 5-7:30 pm, St. Leo’s Hall behind St. Andrew Church, Waterbury. Adults, $11; ages 6-12, $8; 5 and under, free.

High Fives Restaurant Week, 10% goes to High Fives Foundation: Feb. 27, Hyde Away; Feb. 28, Mad River Barn; March 1, Worthy Burger Too; March 2, Localfolk Smokehouse (ski raffle); March 3, Rumble’s Kitchen.

You Bet Your Ice, guess when the outhouse will fall through the ice. Tickets at Village Grocery. Fundraiser for Central VT Pioneers adaptive hockey team.

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

Fun & Games

Blizzard Boogie, DJ and s’mores, Mon., Feb. 18, 3-4:30 pm, Gate House Courtyard, Sugarbush, free.

Dog Parade and Canine Couture Contest, Sat., Feb. 23, 3:30 pm, Gate House Courtyard, Sugarbush. Register: 2:30-3:15 pm, $10 donation, Pawsitive Pantry fundraiser. Costume prizes: Mascara Mountain Celeb, Ski Bunny, Apres Pooch, Superhero and more.

Sugarbush Racing Club, new members welcome for fun, friendly ski races followed by party, Thursdays, 10 am, sugarbushracingclub.com.

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

Kids

StorySki, pages of children’s book “I Wish it Would Snow!” posted along trail, Feb. 16-March 3, Mad River Glen. Scavenger Hunt, ages 3-8, Sat., Feb. 23, 10:30-2:30, on the Birdland Trails from Nature Center to Birdcage. Mad River Glen.

Gathering of the Groms, ages 13 and under, intro to freestyle skiing/riding, Sat., Feb. 16, 4:30 pm, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush, meet at top of stairs left of stone man statue, free.

Kids Cooking Class, $45, Sat., Feb. 16, 5:30-7 pm, Schoolhouse, Sugarbush register: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Kids Torchlight Parade with Murphy Moose, Sun., Feb. 17, 4 pm, free, Welcome Mat area, Sugarbush.

Kids Pizza and Movie Night, ages 4-12, “Incredibles 2” and “Paddington,” Sun., Feb. 17, 5-8 pm, $34, Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, register: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar or 888-651-4827.

Magic Show, Wed., Feb. 20, 6 pm, the Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, free.

Kids Pizza and Movie Night, ages 4-12, “Finding Dory” and “Tangled,” Sat., Feb. 23, 5-8 pm, $34, Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, register: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar or 888-651-4827.

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..

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, 244-5605, www.childrensroomonline.org.

Outdoors

Mad River Glen Family Tournament, Sat., Feb. 16, www.madriverglen.com/event-calendar.

Full Moon Snowshoe Dinner Tour at Lareau Farm Inn, Waitsfield, Sat., Feb 16. Reservation required. Guided headlamp snowshoe dinner tours at Lareau Farm every Thursday. Reserve: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708. clearwatersports.com.

Tour de Moon, moonlit skin/snowshoe up Mt. Ellen to Glen House for dinner/bevs. Ski down (snowshoers must ski down). Sat., Feb. 16, meet at 4 pm at base lodge. Also, Green Mt. Lounge, DJ, free pizza, raffles, 8 pm-midnight. www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar/.

Naturalist Snowshoe Program, Mad River Glen, easy to moderate guided snowshoe treks exploring Stark Mountain, Sat. and Sun., 10:30 am. Register at Ski School, 496-3551, ext. 17; www.madriverglen.com.

Dog-Friendly Guided Snowshoe Tour, leashes and plastic bags required, Sun., Feb. 17, $10, meet at Mt. Ellen ticket booth at 9:45 am, rentals available.

Photography Outback Tour, guided snowshoe, ages 18+, entry level to pro, bring camera, snowshoe rentals available ($10), Wed., Feb. 20, and Sat., March 2, 9 am-noon, meet at Ski and Ride School, the Farmhouse, Sugarbush. $72. www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Dog Sled Demo, meet the October Siberians sled dogs, Wed., Feb. 20, 4 pm, the Schoolhouse, Sugarbush.

Rockefeller Challenge, tucking race down Practice Slope and up Rockefellers, Sat., Feb. 23 (time to be announced), Mad River Glen.

Skatium, outdoor ice-skating rink, Waitsfield. Call for hours and ice conditions: 496-8845.

Library

VT Humanities Council Reading and Discussion Group series, “A Hard Look at America”: Read “Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion” by Edward J. Larson for Thurs., Feb. 21, 6:30 pm, Warren Library.

Free-Play Fridays, ages 8+ may drop by the Warren Library after school for snacks, activities, 3-4 pm when school is in session. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., warrenlibrary.com. Free.

Read and Play Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am, kids ages 0-5 and caregivers, Town Hall, hosted by Moretown librarian Cory Stephenson. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

Magic: The Gathering Club, fantasy adventure card game, all skill levels. Bring your cards or use the library’s, first and third Sundays of each month, 2-4:30 pm, Warren Public Library. Free. Ages 9+. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Knit & Play, bring a project and the kids, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, Warren Library.

Central VT Adult Basic Education, free help with technology, literacy, test prep, resumes, etc. Fridays, 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.

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, Feb. 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.

Mad River Valley Housing Next Steps meeting, Wed., Feb. 20, 5 pm, Waitsfield town office, Limited space; RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Agenda at mrvpd.org.

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

Free rides, Saturday nights plus Thurs., Feb. 14, and Sun., Feb. 17, 6 pm-2 am. Wait at stops or request pickup: 802-496-7433. http://ridegmt.com/gmt-schedules/ (scroll down to the end for Mad River Valley).

Lowell Thompson and Pappy Biondo, free cheese fondue, Thurs., Feb. 14, 3:30-5:30, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Mad River Glen. Free.

The Fabulous Wrecks, Thurs., Feb. 14, 3-6 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Mt. Ellen, Sugarbush, free.

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

Swimmer, funk/jam, Fri., Feb. 15.  Localfolk Smokehouse.

Vorcza (jazz funk), Fri., Feb. 15, 9:30 pm. Pappy and friends (bluegrass), Sat., Feb. 16, 9:30 pm. Hostel Tevere, Warren, $5.

Apres-ski music, Sat., Feb. 16, 3-6 pm: The Detonators and Marc Scortino, Castlerock Pub; John Lackard Band, Wunderbar; Kip de Moll Band, Rumble’s Kitchen; Bart and the Fellership, Green Mt. Lounge. Sugarbush. Free.

The Funk Collection, Sat., Feb. 16, 9 pm, Castlerock Pub, free.

Electrolads, Sat., Feb. 16, 10 pm. Dark Star Project, Sun., Feb. 17, 9 pm, free. Wednesday Night Dead, every Wed., 7-10 pm.  Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Apres-ski music, Sun., Feb. 17, 3-6 pm: House Rockers, Castlerock Pub; Al’s Pals, Wunderbar; Marc Scortino and the Detonators, Rumble’s Kitchen; Starline Rhythm Boys, Green Mt. Lounge. Sugarbush. Free.

Jeremy Hill and Bruce Sklar, jazz, specialty cask of Maple Nipple with vanilla bean and cinnamon, Mon., Feb. 18, 5-7 pm, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Waitsfield.

The Grift, Sat., Feb. 23, 7-10 pm, Gen. Stark’s Pub, $10 min. donation to Preserve Our Paradise.

Seniors

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center: Feb. 14, Wear red and pink; Love stories. Feb. 19, Roger Hussey’s Senior Collection: Books. Feb. 21, To Tell the Truth game: Honoring George Washington. Feb. 26, Travelogue: Billi Schloss’ trip to Cambodia. Feb. 28, Rolling pictures. Free.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Feb. 14, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $20.

Family-Style Lunch, piano music, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, suggested donation of $5; or $4 for ages 60+. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Reserve lunch: Joan Bartlett, 496-2543. No lunch when schools are closed.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, suggested donation, $8, supports Meals On Wheels.

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.

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

Photography exhibit by f/7: Elliot Burg, Lisa Dimondstein, Julie Parker, Sandra Shenk, John Snell, Rob Spring and Annie Tiberio, at Big Picture. Artist reception, Fri., Feb. 15, 5-7 pm.

Auditions for “Oliver!” (musical) postponed until Tues., Feb. 19, 6 pm, Valley Players Theater. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-583-1674.

Paint & Sip, Thurs., Feb. 21, 6-8 pm, Gate House Sleeper Room, $60 includes supplies, instruction, one beer/wine (additional drinks available). Reserve: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

The Art of the Portrait, paintings by August Burns, runs through March 2, Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-6682.

Workshops

Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield: Sweethearts dinner, Thurs., Feb. 14, 6-8 pm. Seafood, Sat., Feb. 16, 6-8 pm. Fusion flatbreads, Sun., Feb. 17, noon-2 pm. Mexican, Wed., Feb. 20, 6-8 pm. $60. http://kitchenatthestore.com.

Teen buti yoga class, ages 13-18, tribal dance, dynamic yoga postures, cardio sprints, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 pm, at Purna, Waitsfield. $15. Sign up at mindbody app or just show up. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Drop-In Spinning, Sat., Feb. 16, 1-4 pm, $30. Intro to Free-Form Tapestry Weaving, Sun., Feb. 17, 10am-4pm, $125. Beginning Knitting, Mon., Feb. 18, 9 am-noon, $50. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Waitsfield. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746.

Helping Kids Eat Healthy with nutritionist Nicole Crane, 10 tips to make mealtime nourishing and stress-free, Wed., Feb. 20, 11 am, at Three Moons Wellness. Free.