Waterbury Area Trails Alliance cycling season kickoff party, membership drive, beer, swag, trails update, Thurs., March 21, 7-10 pm, at Bicycle Express.
Cabin Fever Follies, community variety show, tables or seating on the side, bring food/bevs, prizes for table decor, Fri. and Sat., March 22 and 23, doors open 6:30 pm, showtime 7 pm, Valley Players Theater. Tickets, $10: www.valleyplayers.com.
Family Contra Dance, all ages, music by Red Dog Riley with caller Don Stratton, Sat., March 23, 6-9 pm, Warren Library, free.
Socrates Cafe, student-led discussion about the relationship between success and happiness, Thurs., March 28, 6-8 pm, Harwood Union High School, all welcome.
Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., March 29, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.
Sugarbush Wall of Fame inauguration celebration, April 5 and 6. Friday, 6-9 pm: 60 years of Sugarbush video, storytelling, live music, Gate House Lodge. Saturday, 5:30-7:30 pm: awards ceremony, fireworks, Lincoln Peak base area. Info: www.sugarbush.com.
Maple Festival, learn about maple syrup production from fifth-generation sugarmaker Dave Hartshorn, maple treats, flatbread, Hartshorn Farm, Waitsfield, Sat., April 6, 11 am-4 pm, free admission.
Waterbury LEAP Energy Fair, 75+ exhibits on solar power, heat pumps, weatherization, energy audits and more. Kids activities. Free electronics recycling. Sat., April 6, 9 am-3 pm, Crossett Brook Middle School, www.waterburyleap.org. Free.
Vermonte Carlo Night, casino tables, silent auction, raffle, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, music by The Grift, Sat., April 6, 7 pm, Mt. Ellen base lodge. $25. Fundraiser for Fayston Elementary School.
Returnable bottles/cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church (next to Joslin Library) in marked shed behind church.
Fun & Games
Dummy Big Air, build a dummy, send it down a slope and off a jump, prizes, Sun., March 31, Mt. Ellen base area, Sugarbush.
Duplicate Bridge, Mondays, 12:30 pm, Waitsfield Inn. Info: Alice, 496-7154.
Musical Munchkins Spring Open House, free preview classes for Sing Into Spring, music and movement, Sat., March 23, Green Mt. Performing Arts: ages 1-2, 9:30 am; ages 2-4, 10:30 am; ages 4-5, 11:30 am; babies and young 1s, 12:30. www.musicalmunchkins.net.
Kids Pizza and Movie Night, ages 4-12, “Incredibles 2” and “Paddington,” Sat., March 23, 5-8 pm, $34, Schoolhouse, Sugarbush, register: www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar or 888-651-4827.
MRV Youth Lacrosse registration, boys and girls grades 1-8 split into age groups. Register: www.madriverlax.com.
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.
Full Moon Snowshoe Dinner Tour, Fri. and Sat., March 22 and 23, at Lareau Farm. Maple Sugaring Snowshoe Tours along tap lines to sugar house, learn about sugaring, tastes, daily, 3-5:30 pm. Details at clearwatersports.com. Reserve: Clearwater Sports, 496-2708.
Chez Henri Cup ski race, Sat., March 23, 9-11 am, Lincoln Peak, Sugarbush. Registration ($40) and cheese fondue party at Chez Henri, Fri., 4-7 pm; or register at Gate House Lodge, Sat., 7:30-8:30 am. Raffle, awards party, Sat., 3 pm, Chez Henri. CVHHH fundraiser, www.cvhhh.org/chezhenri19.
Junior Mogul Challenge (ages 15 and under), Sat., March 23, 10 am, Mad River Glen. Register: www.madriverglen.com.
Island Weekend, live reggae music, island cuisine/drinks. Kids hula hoop contest, 2 pm, Lincoln Peak Courtyard. Beach volleyball tournament, teams of two, 3 pm, Lincoln Peak Courtyard. Sugarbush, March 23 and 24.
Mad River Glen Triple Crown: Unconventional Terrain, Sat., March 30; Mogul Challenge, Sun., March 31; Vertical Challenge, Mon., April 1. www.madriverglen.com.
Mount Ellen Ender, closing day, Sat., March 30. Gelandesprung, retro long jump, costumes encouraged, 4-6 pm, free entry, register on the deck 3-4 pm. Live music, special events, Green Mt. Lounge.
Naturalist Snowshoe Program, Mad River Glen, Sat. and Sun., 10:30 am. Register: Ski School, 496-3551, ext. 17.
A Hard Look at America, VT Humanities Council book discussions: “All the President's Men” by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, Thurs., March 21, 6:30 pm, old Moretown Town Hall. “The Armies of the Night” by Norman Mailer, April 25, 6:30 pm, Warren Library. “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” by Sheri Fink, May 23, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library.
Stories Told Behind the Barn: Vermont author, woodsman and storyteller Bill Torrey will share stories from life growing up in rural Vermont in the 1950s, Sat., March 23, 2 pm, Joslin Library.
Owls of Vermont presentation by the Vermont Museum of Natural History, live owls, artifacts, interactive demonstrations Sat., April 13, noon, Joslin 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.
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.
MRV Republicans meets March 27 (fourth Wed. of each month), 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.
Starline Rhythm Boys, Thurs., March 21, 3-6 pm, Green Mt. Lounge, Sugarbush, Mt. Ellen.
Open Mic with Alex Budney, amps and drums provided, Thursdays, 8:30 pm. Shane Murley Band, acoustic rock, Fri., March 22. Seth Yacovone Band, rock, Sat., March 23. Localfolk Smokehouse.
Pappy and Friends, bluegrass, Fri. and Sat., March 22 and 23, 9:30 pm. Hostel Tevere. $5.
Apres-ski music at Sugarbush, Sat., March 23, 3-6 pm, free: Annie in the Water, Castlerock Pub; Al’s Pals, Wunderbar; Ice Coast All Stars, Green Mt. Lounge; Barbacoa, Rumble’s Kitchen.
Free rides, Saturday nights, 6 pm-2 am. Wait at stops or request pickup: 802-496-7433. Full daily schedule at http://ridegmt.com/gmt-schedules/ (scroll to end for Mad River Valley).
Nikhil P. Yerawadeker & Low Mentality, Nina’s Brew, Fri., March 22, 9 pm. Root Shock and the Melting Nomads, Sat., March 23, 9 pm. VT Jazz Ensemble, Sun., March 24, 4:30-6:30 pm. Rainbow Full of Sound plays full “Terrapin Station,” Wed., March 27, 8 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.
After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center: March 21, Joke Day; March 26, Senior Collection, Fred Gilbert, Erector Sets; March 28, Rolling Pictures. Free.
Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., March 28, 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 Senior Center, 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 Art of Stone presentation by stone mason Thea Alvin, sculptures, arches, walls, gateways, etc., Thurs., March 21, 7 pm. Yestermorrow Design/Build School. Free.
The Art of Community: Russ Bennett, designer of architecture, artist, head of visual design for the largest multiday music festival in the U.S., will speak about art and people, Wed., April 3, 7-9 pm, Red Hen Bakery, Middlesex, free. Camp Meade Talks series.
Mad River Rug Hookers exhibit, Festival Gallery, 2 Village Sq., Waitsfield, Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm, through April 27. Demonstrations, Saturdays, 1-4 pm (closed April 20).
Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield. Sushi, Sat., March 23. Chicken, Thurs., March 28. French, Sat., March 30. $60 each, all 6-8 pm. http://kitchenatthestore.com.
Intro to Walking Meditation, Tuesdays, March 26, April 2, 9-10 am, $15 each. Valley Glow’s Purna (above Sage Restaurant), Waitsfield. Register: www.valleyglowyoga.com/events.