Updated: 04/25/19 

Community Events

Free Community Supper, all welcome, Fri., April 26, 5:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church of Christ. Info: 496-3065.

Community work day pruning blueberry bushes at Blueberry Lake, Sat., April 27, 9 am, volunteers needed. Hosted by the Warren Conservation Commission.

Green Up Day, town coordinators will supply bags and info, Sat., May 4, greenupvermont.org.

Waitsfield Farmers’ Market starts Sat., May 18, Mad River Green. Live music.

Fundraisers

Turkey takeout dinner, pick up at Waterbury Center Community Church, Fri., April 26, 4-6 pm, $11, reserve: 244-8089 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Children's Room Tag Sale, Fri., May 10, 9 am-6 pm; Sat., May 11, 9 am-noon, Wesley United Methodist Church, 56 S. Main St., Waterbury. Volunteers needed; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Donation Drive, drop off tag sale items at Wesley United Methodist Church: Mon.-Wed., May 6-8, 2:30-6:30 pm; Thurs., May 9, 7:30-10 am.

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

Fun & Games

MRV Bocce League being formed, court to be constructed at Couples Field. Register teams of four: Pat Travers, 496-6877, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Matches will be Tues. and Thurs. evenings.

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

Kids

Pirate Day, Sun., April 28. Rockin’ Ron, the friendly pirate, riddles, arts & crafts. Scavenger hunt, 10 am-noon, Mad River Green Shops. Maps and pirate gear at Three Mountain Cafe; waffle bar, 7:30-11:30 am.

MRV Little League, boys and girls ages 4-12, register: www.madriverbaseball.com. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

MRV Youth Lacrosse boys and girls grades 1-8, register: www.madriverlax.com.

Warren Playgroup, free, open to all, Fridays in April, 10:30-11:30 am, Warren Town Hall.

Waitsfield Playgroup, free, open to all, Thursdays, 10-11:30 am, Big Picture Theater, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Scouting, new members welcome. Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, 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

DisasTour, triathlon: gravel bike ride, paddle on White River, trail run. Sat., April 27, 10 am, Rochester, Hancock, Granville. Register as relay teams or Iron Person: www.rastavt.org/disastour. Followed by party, awards, behind Green Mt. Bikes. Fundraiser for RASTA.

Blueberry Lake bike trails work days, Sun., April 28, 9 am-noon; and Sat., May 11, 10 am-1 pm. Info on this and other work days at www.madriverriders.com.

Mad Birders walks: Mad River Greenway West, park in lot at Meadow Rd., Waitsfield, Thurs., May 2, 7 am. Center Fayston Rd., Sun., May 5, 7 am. Big Picture Theater Mad River Path Boardwalk, Thurs., May 9, 7 am. All welcome, fee for nonmembers, madbirders.org.

WATA Gravel Grinder, two routes on Waterbury area trails, registration includes post-ride food/beer, Sat., May 4, 9 am-2 pm. Proceeds benefit trail maintenance.

Cranko de Mayo Gravel Grinder, 30-mile-loop bike ride on dirt roads and trails, starts at Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Sun., May 5, 10 am-6 pm, www.madriverriders.com.

Library

Peeps® Diorama Contest Peeple’s Choice voting, April 26-May 3. Winners announced May 3, 4 pm. Warren Library.

A Hard Look at America, VT Humanities Council book discussions: “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.

Sewing Extravaganza, bring projects for a day of communal sewing, Sat., May 11, 9 am-4 pm, Moretown Town Hall. Recommended for adults; kids ages 12 and up with supervision. No instruction provided. Register: at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 496-9728.

Forest bathing to celebrate spring, nature walk in the woods with Moretown librarian-naturalist Cory Stephenson, meet at Moretown Rec Fields, Sun., May 12, 3 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-9728.

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, ages 0-5 and caregivers, at old Moretown Town Hall, hosted by Moretown Library. 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 cards or use the library’s, first and third Sun. 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..

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

PAC parent support group meeting, for parents of adult children dealing with substance use disorder, Tues., April 30, 6:30 pm, Hannah’s House, second floor of Mad River Health Center. Bimonthly meetings; drop-ins welcome. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Hannah’s House, 496-9715.

Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets May 1 (first Wed. each month), 5:15-6:30 pm, Round Barn, Waitsfield; all other Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 am, Sugarbush Inn, Warren. All welcome. Info: www.mrvrotary.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

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

Beg, Steal or Borrow and Mamma’s Marmalade, Sat., April 27, 9 pm. VT Jazz Ensemble, Sun., April 28, 4:30-6:30 pm. Wednesday Night Dead with Zach Nugent, May 1 and 8, 7-10 pm. Zenbarn, Waterbury Center.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids 11th anniversary, Sat., April 27, 11 am-7 pm. Music, rain or shine, under tent: Rob Williams, pop folk, 11 am-1 pm; Barbacoa, surf/garage rock, 2-4 pm; Lyon’s Disciple, reggae, 5-7 pm. Beer garden, brewery open house, Carroll Rd., Waitsfield, www.lawsonsfinest.com.

“Carmina Burana,” Mad River Chorale spring concerts: Sat., May 4, 7:30 pm, St. Michael’s College; Sun., May 5, Harwood Union High School. Tickets at the door or madriverchorale.net or 496-2048.

Seniors

After-lunch activities, Tues. and Thurs., 12:30 pm, Evergreen Place Senior Center, free: April 25, Travelogue on Bali by Alex Maclay and Crazy Hat Day; April 30, Rolling Pictures; May 2, “Pass it On” from the Book of Quotes.

Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place, Thurs., May 9 and 30, 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: $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 Arts

Auditions, actors and musicians, Sat., April 27, 2-5 pm, for summer and fall theater performances of “Rodeo Gals” and “Dream of the Burning Boy,” Grange Hall Cultural Center, Waterbury Center. Info/register: www.grangehallcc.com.

Student art show at Three Mountain Cafe for April, works by Waitsfield and Fayston students, photos of Ecuador.

Mad River Rug Hookers exhibit, Festival Gallery, 2 Village Sq., Waitsfield, Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm, through April 27. Demonstrations, Saturdays, 1-4 pm.

Workshops/Presentations

Historic Architecture of New England, presentation by timber framer Seth Kelley and historic preservationist Jamie Duggan, Thurs., April 25, 7-8 pm, Yestermorrow Design/Build School, free.

Community Day at Mountain Rose Wellness Center, Sat., April 27, 8 am-4 pm. All events free: yoga, workshops, massage, see schedule at www.mountainrosevt.com.

The Physiology of Fear with acupuncturist Akhil Kalpan: Through the lens of Chinese medicine, this lecture will help people understand fear and the role the kidneys play in fear. Wed., May 8, 6:30-8:30 pm, Ideas Studio, Waitsfield. RSVP, $30: 496-6600, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..