Weekly Calendar of Events

9/20/18

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 John and Marge Butterfield, Sept. 15.

Meat and Mingle at Mad River Taste Place, Fri., Sept. 21, 6 pm. Discussion of sustainable farming practices, demonstration of artisanal butchery, taste handmade charcuterie products. Bill Cavanaugh of Mad River Food Hub, Erika Lynch of Babette’s Table, Emily Virzi of von Trapp Farmstead. $20 suggested donation, cash bar.

Harwood Union Hall of Fame banquet, Sat., Sept. 22, 5 pm, Harwood cafeteria, all welcome to honor the 2018 Class of Legends of Harwood including Harrie Yandow, Gary Kingsbury, Haley Spittle, Stefan Casey, Chris Gendreau, Jason Murray. Tickets: Chris Langevin, 802-882-1156, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., Sept. 28, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

BBQ Bash at Warren Elementary School on Friday, September 28, 5 p.m., honoring Lloyd Cuenin, who is retiring after 17 years as head custodian at Warren Elementary School.

Mad River Park and Path dedication of new pavilion and path at Mad River Park recreation fields on October 4, 5 to 7 p.m.

American Red Cross blood drive Fri., Oct. 5, 10 am to 3 pm at American Legion, 16 Stowe Street, Waterbury, www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/manage-my-donations/rapidpass.html.

Moretown Open Mic series at the Moretown Town Hall on Friday, October 12, 7 to 9 p.m.

Fundraisers

Race Against Racism, Harwood and VT students to participate in public rally, Sun., Sept. 23, noon, at Montpelier High School, speakers, live music. 5K run/walk in Montpelier (11:30-1:30). Info: raceagainstracismvt.wordpress.com. Race registration: www.runreg.com/race-against-racism.

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

Fun & Games

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

Kids

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..

Warren Playgroup, Fridays through Sept. 28, 10 am, Warren Library. Music hour for ages 0-5, singing, dancing and a project. Free. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-917-1776.

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.

Outdoors

Mad Dash, 5K/10K walk or run Sun., Oct. 7, 10 am, Meadow Road, Waitsfield, behind Small Dog Electronics, Register: www.madriverpath.com. Volunteers needed; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mad River Path Association fundraiser.

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.

Mary Harris Girls Soccer Youth Day sponsored by Harwood girls’ soccer, for all soccer-playing girls K-sixth-grade from Waterbury and the Mad River Valley, Wednesday, October 3, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. at Harwood.

Library

"Burned – Are Trees the New Coal?" A documentary about the accelerating destruction of forests for fuel for utility power plants. Rochester Public Library, Tues., Sept. 18, 7 pm. Free.

Dungeons & Dragons, fantasy role-playing game, ages 10 and up, Sun., Sept. 23, 3-6 pm, Moretown Library.

Free-Play Fridays: Ages 8+ may drop by the Warren Public Library for snacks and activities, 2:45-4 pm. Check events calendar at warrenlibrary.com for each week's activity. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

Dungeons & Dragons, Sunday, September 23, 3-6pm. Moretown Library. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Bring your own character made from 5e, or play one of ours.

Meetings

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.

Valley Democrats meeting Mon, Sept. 24, 5:15 pm at the Masonic Lodge.

Music

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

Moretown Open Mic Nights, Fridays, 7-9 pm, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, old Moretown Town Hall.

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

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

Mad River Chorale rehearsals for holiday concerts, Mondays, 7 pm, Harwood Union chorus room, conductor Mary Jane Austin and accompanist Alison Cerutti. Concert dates are Dec. 8 and 9. Nonauditioned ensemble; new singers welcome as long as they can match pitch and sing with their voice section. Info: madriverchorale.net, 496-4781 (leave message for a call back).

Seniors

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., Sept. 20 and Oct. 11, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $20.

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

Annual Photo Show opening reception, Fri., Sept. 14, 5-7 pm, Red Barn Galleries (at American Flatbread), Waitsfield. Exhibit runs through Oct. 7: Thurs. and Fri., 4-9 pm; Sat. and Sun., noon-9 pm. Free.

“The Wind Needs No Invitation,” paintings by Deanna Chilian, opening reception, Sat.., Sept. 15, 5-7 pm, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-6682. Exhibit runs through Dec. 22: Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm.

Multi-Media Mania, art exhibition, Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, open Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm.

Art exhibit: paintings by Elaine Eurich, Three Mountain Cafe, 496-5470.

“Field Notes,” paintings and sculpture exhibit at Bundy Modern, Waitsfield, Sept. 8 to Oct. 21, weekends, noon-5 pm, or by appointment. 583-5832, bundymodern.com.

The Waterbury Special, art installation on railroad bridge in Waterbury, Randolph artist Phillip Godenschwager has rendered historic Waterbury buildings as train cars. Celebration at the site, Sun., Sept. 22, 6 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

Salt & Sand Studio grand opening, yoga and glass-blowing workshop weekend, Sept. 14-16. Try glass blowing, glass-bead jewelry creation, yoga, meditation and more. Cost: donation through $40, depending on the workshop, or $50 day pass. 3955 Route 100, Warren (across from Warren Falls). Schedule: www.saltandsandstudios.com/opening.php.

Balance Your Body's Energy through Yoga & Chakra Workshop with Crystals at Mountain Rose Integrated Wellness Center, Sun., Sept. 16, 10 am-noon, register: 802-496-6346

Fiber Arts Workshops: Rigid Heddle Weaving, Sun., Sept. 16 or Oct. 21, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Basketry Retreat, intro to three basketry techniques with instructor Katie Grove, Fri.-Sun., Oct. 5-7, $385 incl. accommodations or $275 day student. Creating Wild and Crazy Yarns, Sun., Oct. 14, 10 am-4 pm, $125. Drop Spindle Spinning, Sat., Oct. 20, 10 am-noon, $30. Spinning Wheel Spinning, Sat., Oct. 20, 1-4pm, $50. Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill, Waitsfield, www.madriverfibermill.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746.

HUUSD community engagement workshop with consultant Sue McCormack, Wed., Sept. 26, 4-9 pm, Waterbury town office Steele Community Room, open to the public.

Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival, Sept. 29 & 30. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Main Street, Waitsfield. Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 496-7746. For a full description of classes check our website www.madriverfibermill.com

Fiber Riot! every Wednesday evening, 5 - 7:30 p.m., Free. Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill, Main Street, Waitsfield. Registration: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 496-7746. For a full description of classes check our website www.madriverfibermill.com