Weekly Calendar of Events

7/19/18

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 The Willoughbys, July 21.

Eat Up at the Green, art, music, food trucks, beer and wine, Sundays, 4-9 pm, Camp Meade, Route 2, Middlesex, free. July 22: music by Barbacoa.

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

Mad River Taste Week events, free tours, Aug. 4-12: Pig Roast, Sat., Aug. 4, 5-8 pm, Mad River Green. Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponics tour of greenhouse, Waitsfield, Mon., Aug. 6, 11 am-noon. VT Bean Crafters tour, Warren, Tues., Aug. 7, 2-3 pm, on-farm production facility for vegetable-based foods. Knoll Farm tour, Wed., Aug. 8, 2-3 pm, free. Mad River Food Hub tour, Thurs., Aug. 9, 11 am-noon. Mad River Distillers tour, Aug. 9, 2-3 pm. Ploughgate Creamery tour or von Trapp Farmstead tour, both Fri., Aug. 10, 2-3 pm. Hartshorn Farm tour and pizza, Fri., Aug. 10, 5-7 pm. Green Rabbit Bakery tour, Sat., Aug. 11, 10:45 am. Register, info and more events at www.madrivertaste.com/tasteweek.

From the Ocean to the Mountains, an evening of food, music and fun at Sugarbush Resort, Sun., Aug. 12, 4-7 pm. Highlights include Susan Snider, owner of the Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill, leading an interactive fiber project; writers in a Poets’ Corner create personalized poems based on the requests of attendees; canvas, brushes and paints provided by Valley Arts, attendees create a community masterpiece.

Fundraisers

Barn and Yard Sale, Waitsfield Historical Society fundraiser, space available for people to sell, BYO table/tent: in carriage barn, $30; yard, $25. Sat., Aug. 4, 9 am-4 pm, Gen. Wait House (next to Waitsfield Elem. School). Info/reserve: Lois De Heer, 793-6037.

Accessory Sale at Evergreen Place, secondhand items (handbags, jewelry, scarves, etc.), fundraiser for Mad River Valley Seniors outing. Sat., Aug. 4, 9 am-1 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Fun & Games

Toss ’em Tuesday, July 10-Aug. 28, cornhole tournament, 5-8 pm. Free to play, prizes, beer/pizza specials, Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Sugarbush.

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

Kids

The Magic Toy Box, creative arts camp with Tracy Martin, ages 3-5, Mon.-Fri., July 30-Aug. 3, 9 am-noon, Phantom Theater, Warren, www.phantomtheater.org, $120 (sibling rate, $200 for both). Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS/MomsNext), Popsicles in the Park, Tues., July 31, 9:30-11:30 am, Dac Rowe Field, Waterbury. Bring kids, meet other mothers, have a popsicle. Also on Tues., Aug. 9, 9-11 am, Thatcher Brook Primary School playground. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Digital Storytelling workshop, grades 7-12, June 26 to August 2, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm, Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center. Info/register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vacation Maker Camp, ages 6-11. Aug. 6-10, 13-17, 20-24; 9 am-3 pm, 9 am-noon, or noon-3 pm; $150-300. Green Mountain Performing Arts, Waterbury. www.greenmountainperformingarts.org/makercamp.html.

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.

Mad River Rippers youth mountain bike program, Tuesdays, 5-7 pm, Blueberry Lake. Free for Mad River Riders and VMBA members; nonmembers welcome, $50/season. Info: www.madriverriders.com. Preregister: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Kids Under the Canopy, 10-11 am, Sundays: July 22 and 29, Aug. 5. Free kids crafting events series under enclosed covered sidewalk, The Collection, Mad River Green Shops. Rain or shine.

Outdoors

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

Kindness Rocks! Paint rocks with messages and designs; then the group will walk around Warren Village and leave them for others to find. Part of Libraries Rock! summer program. Thurs., July 19, 1 pm, Warren Library. Free. All ages.

Herbs Rock! Sun., July 22, 4 pm, at Pony Farm (182 Pony Farm Rd, Moretown). Walk the fields and forest edges with clinical herbalist Allison Dellnar, learn plant identification, best harvesting practices, and common uses for herbs.

Campfire Singalong and Stories, musical guests Don and Nancy, s'mores, Fri., July 27, 6:30-8:30 pm, at American Flatbread. Rain location: Warren Public Library.

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 VT, Washington County, meeting rescheduled to the third Friday of each month. July 20, 6 pm, Warren Village firehouse, guest speakers: Bob Readie, Independent running for Washington-7 House of Representatives; John Rodgers, Democrat running write-in campaign for governor; Ken Alger, Republican running for Washington County Senate. 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 July 25 (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.

Music

Waterbury Rotary Concerts in the Park, Thursdays, 6-8:30 pm, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury, free admission, free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Farmers’ market (3-7 pm). July 19, Phineas Gage Project, folk/Americana. July 26, Full Share, eclectic rock. August 2, Northern Flyers, bluegrass. August 9, CopOuts, Celtic folk punk. August 16, Robin Gottfried Band, rock, soul, funk.

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

Chris Kilian and the VT Brigade, Thurs., July 19, 9 pm. Blackwater Trio, Sat., July 20, 9 pm. Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead, every Wed., 7 pm, free. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

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

Bloodshot Bill (rockabilly one-man band), Tsunamibots (robotic surf rock), Brand New Luddites (punk), Fri., Aug. 3, Hostel Tevere. Info: www.Tsunamibots.com.

“Mad Music,” documentary about the music and musicians of the Mad River Valley created by Ian Sweet of Warren, free local screening, Mon., Aug. 6, Big Picture Theater, live music.

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. After-lunch activities; July 19, Joke Day; July 24, Wendy from Cove; July 26, Travelogue: TBA; July 31, Rolling Photos.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Waitsfield, Thurs., July 19, 8:30 am-noon. Call 223-1878 for appointment. Participants should bring a basin, towel, foot soak powder and clippers. $15.

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

Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Red Barn Gallery, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield, runs through July 28: Thurs.-Sun., noon-9 pm.

“Gypsy,” a musical, the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. The Skinner Barn, Wed.-Sun., July 18-29, 8 pm. Tickets, $25.75: www.theskinnerbarn.com, 496-4422.

"Duration and Respond," movement improv, www.danielroseprojects.com. Free performances: top of Sugarbush Lincoln Peak, July 20, 11 am; outside American Flatbread, July 20, 6 pm; Waitsfield Farmers’ Market, July 21, 10:30 am. Ticketed performances, $15: July 21 and 24, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, Warren, www.phantomtheater.org, 496-5997.

“Mating in Captivity,” theater and music based on Harold Pinter’s play, “The Lover.” Thurs. and Fri., July 19 and 20, 8 pm, Phantom Theater. $15. www.phantomtheater.org.

“Always…Patsy Cline,” a musical about the legendary country singer who died at age 30 in a plane crash; based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with a fan who befriended her in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 1-5 and 8-12, The Skinner Barn, Waitsfield. Tickets, $25.75: www.theskinnerbarn.com, 496-4422.

The Big Red Barn Show, annual exhibition of work by Mad River Valley artists, opens Aug. 2. Opening reception, Sun., Aug. 5, 5-7 pm. Red Barn Galleries, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Runs till Aug. 26.

“Jaws,” stage show based on the movie, Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 2-4, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, Warren, $15. www.phantomtheater.org.

“Catching a Glimpse,” dance, choreographers Isadora Snapp and Bridget Wheeler, Mon. and Tues., Aug. 6 and 7, 8 pm, $15, Phantom Theater, Warren, www.phantomtheater.org.

“The Ending of Things,” Noah Witke weaves words, images and dance, a meditation on growing as an artist, queerness and the absurd, Wed. and Thurs., Aug. 8 and 9, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, $12, www.phantomtheater.org.

“Love Life Loss,” music, poetry and politics, vocalist Joy Paradissis, pianist/raconteur Robin Lehman, poet Noah Riskin, Sat., Aug. 11, 8 pm, Phantom Theater, $15, www.phantomtheater.org.

Circus Minimus, Kevin O’Keefe’s one-man circus in a suitcase, Mon., Aug. 13, 6:30 pm, Phantom Theater, $15, www.phantomtheater.org.

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

Workshops

Mental and Emotional Resilience workshop with Lou Bevacqui, author of "Changing Your Weather," and Di Jones. Parents and children learn ways to cultivate a child's mental and emotional resilience through practical activities. Fee includes Friday evening child care. Fri., July 20, 6-8 pm; Sat., July 21, 9 am-noon. Waitsfield Elem. School. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business workshop hosted by MRV Chamber, fourth Tuesday of each month (July 24), 10-11:30 am, Chamber offices, Bridge St., Waitsfield. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free for chamber members, fee for nonmembers.

Rigid Heddle Weaving workshop, $125 includes materials and use of loom, Sun., July 29, 10 am-4 pm, Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill, Waitsfield. Reserve: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746.

Art and Science of a Healthy Complexion with Joanie Kavanaugh, Thurs., Aug. 2, 11 am-1 pm, Ideas, Waitsfield. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 583-4744, $15.

Needle Felting workshop, Sat., Aug. 4, 10 am-noon, Mad River Fiber Arts and Mill, Waitsfield. Reserve: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-7746, $30 includes supplies.

Quayl’s Chocolates, learn how to dip chocolate. Free to watch; dipping with items to bring home, $10. Sun., Aug. 5, 11 am-1 pm, Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield.

Herbals with Helen Ward of Three Springs Farm, discussion on herbals, tinctures, how these remedies work, Mon., Aug. 6, 5-7 pm, Mad River Taste Place, Waitsfield.