Calendar

Calendar

Weekly Calendar of Events

5/17/18

Community Events

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market starts Sat., May 19, 9 am-1 pm, Mad River Green. Music by Tin Penny.

Bridge Street Art Fair, Sat., May 19, 11 am-5 pm, free art activities, demos, live music, craft fair, food, student art show. Bike parade departs Waitsfield Elem. School, 11 am. Free.

Service Sunday, May 20, community outreach and work, meet at Warren United Church, 9:30 am, free lunch at 12:30 pm. RSVP for lunch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3495; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-4646.

Carla Lewis’ retirement party after 40 years at Fayston Elementary School, Sun., May 20, 2-5 pm, at Mad River Barn. RSVP at www.faystonschool.org.

Free Community Supper, Fri., May 25, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

“Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age,” documentary, explores impact of screen technology on kids, offers solutions, followed by discussion, parents encouraged to bring their teens, Wed., May 30, 6:30 pm, Big Picture Theater. Free; donations accepted for Hannah’s House.

Brew-Grass Festival, Vermont craft beer tasting, music by Papa’s Porch, Red Barn Hayloft, Mad Mountain Scramblers, Sat., June 9, 2-6 pm, ages 21+, Sugarbush. Tickets: $40 (nondrinkers, $12), www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar.

Fundraisers

Colin McCaffrey benefit concert, Fri., May 18, 7 pm, Moretown United Methodist Church. Spaghetti dinner, 5:30-6:30 pm, at the church parsonage, eat-in or takeout, park in town lot by school. Both are by donation.

Harwood Union Calcutta, benefits the athletic dept., Fri., May 18, Waterbury American Legion. Cocktails, 6 pm; dinner, 7 pm; drawings, 8 pm. $100 for two people. Tickets: 272-8811, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Waterbury Congregational Church silent auction, music, food/bevs, Sun., May 20, 2-5 pm, free admission, 8 North Main St., 244-6606.

Blood drive, Fri., May 25, 10 am-3 pm, American Legion, Stowe St., Waterbury, www.redcrossblood.org; Gene Sweetser, at 802-879-4838.

All Things Maple sale, May 25-27: Fri. and Sat., 9 am-4 pm: Sun., 1-5 pm. Waterbury Center Community Church, next to Cold Hollow Cider.

Plant sale, fundraiser for The Children’s Room, Fri., May 25, 5-7 pm, special table at Evergreen Gardens, Waterbury Center. Cash or check.

A River Runs Through It garden club plant sale, Sat., May 26, 9 am-noon, Rusty Parker Park, Waterbury. All profits for beautifying the community.

Mountain Gardeners Plant Sale, Sat., June 2, 9 am-1 pm, Slow Rd., Waitsfield (in front of Shaw’s).

Spring Gala Barn Dance, Sun., June 3, 8-10 pm, Skinner Barn fundraiser. Live fiddle band, dress for a hoedown, cash bar, silent auction, preview of “Gypsy.” Tickets, $25.75, www.theskinnerbarn.com, 496-4422.

Colorful BBQ in the Big Red Barn Gallery, preview the Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, fundraiser for Valley Arts, Wed., June 13, 6-9 pm, $100. Reserve: 496-6682.

Mad River Valley Golf Tournament, 18-hole scramble, Sat., June 16, 10 am, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. Net proceeds go to MRV Ambulance Service. Hosted by the Rotary Club. Register: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9514.

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

Fun & Games

Brew-Grass 9-hole golf scramble, Sun., June 10, 10 am, Sugarbush Resort Golf Club. Register, $50 ($10 for pass holders): www.sugarbush.com/events-calendar. Includes two beers to take on the course. Followed by awards ceremony, prizes, free appetizers.

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

Kids

Mad River Rippers youth mountain bike program starts June 5, every Tuesday, 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..

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.

Warren Playgroup, open swim at Sugarbush Health and Rec Center, free, Fridays through May 18, 10:15-11:30 am. Parents and/or caregivers must supervise children, bring towels, sign in at front desk. Info: 583-6700.

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.

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, www.childrensroomonline.org. 244-5605.

Outdoors

Mad Birders: Thurs., May 17, 7 am, 1824 House; Sat., May 19, 8 am, Knoll Farm. Sun., May 20, 2 pm, Birds of Iceland slideshow with Carl Pinkham, Knoll Farm; Thurs., May 24, 7 am, Freeman Hill Rd., Moretown; Sun., May 27, 7 am, Otten property, meet at Jeannie and Craig’s house on Center Fayston Rd.; Thurs., May 31, 7 am, Mad River Path Big Picture Loop. Info: madbirders.org, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Riders celebration and dedication of new trail (Amenta’s Way), guided rides, National Trails Day, Sat., June 2, 1-3 pm, at Blueberry Lake mountain biking trails.

Library

Sneaky Pest: The Emerald Ash Borer, learn how to identify and report this invasive insect, Thurs., May 17, 6:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School; Wed., May 30, 7 pm, Warren Library. Free, all welcome.

Stephen Hawking's Work in a Nutshell, presentation by Dan Zucker, Sun., May 20, 6:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. Free, hosted by Moretown Library.

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, presentation/workshop with volunteer community educator Sally Sutton, Wed., June 6, 6:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. Free, hosted by Moretown 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

Valley Democrats meeting, Mon., May 21, 4:30-6:30 pm, guest speaker Kari Dolan, running for state rep., Masonic Lodge. All welcome. Dolan announces her run on Thurs., May 17, 4:30-6:30 pm, Mad River Taste Place.

MRV Republicans meets fourth Wed. of each month (May 23), 6 pm, Bongiorno’s Restaurant.

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, May 16 (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.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: Sun. and Tues., 7 pm, Our Lady of the Snows Church fellowship hall, Waitsfield; Wed., noon, Gen. Wait House; and Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

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

Joe Moore Duo, Thurs., May 17, 8 pm, free. The Maple Street Six, Fri., May 18, 9 pm. Billy Wylder with The Break Maids, Sat., May 19, 9 pm. Zach Nugent’s Acoustic Dead, every Wednesday, 7 pm, free.  Vestal Oak, Thurs., May 24, 8 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Colin McCaffrey, Fri., May 18, 7 pm, Moretown United Methodist Church, admission by donation.

Seniors

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: May 17, Singalong; May 22, Planting Seeds; May 24, Travelogue; May 29, Traffic Ticket Stories; May 31, Live & Learn & Pass it on.

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

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., May 17, 8:30 am-noon. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

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

Student Art Show, artwork by local high school students, Red Barn Galleries, Lareau Farm, Waitsfield. Opening reception, Fri., May 18, 5-7 pm. Gallery hours: Thurs. and Fri., 5-9 pm; Sat. and Sun., noon-9 pm.

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Human Canvas will paint a live model into a creature of Wonderland, music by Madman & Me. Costumes encouraged. Ages 21-plus. Sat., May 26, 8 pm, Valley Players Theater. Tickets, $18-23: www.WaitsfieldRabbitHole.eventbrite.com.

Vermont Watercolor Society’s annual spring show runs through June 2, Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm, Festival Gallery, Village Square Shopping Center, Waitsfield.

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

Valley Arts Drop-In Painting, first and third Wed. of each month, 2-5 pm and 6-9 pm, Festival Gallery, Waitsfield. Members, $5; nonmembers, $10. Info: Dotty, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-4789.

Workshops

Cooking Classes at The Store, Waitsfield, $60: Sauces, Thurs., May 17, 6-8 pm; Sicilian, Sat., May 19, 6-8 pm. www.kitchenatthestore.com.

Italian Study Group, Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, $10. Ideas, Waitsfield, www.cognitivestudios.org.

Business workshop hosted by MRV Chamber on using Facebook for your business, Tues., May 22, 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.

Composting Workshop, Sat., May 26, 10-11 am, Waitsfield town office. Preregister: Send name, address, phone, email to John Malter, MRRMA, P.O. Box 210, Waterbury Center, VT 05677. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..