Weekly Calendar of Events

04/13/17

 

Community Events

Waitsfield Winter Farmers’ Market, Sundays, 11 am-3 pm, Masonic Lodge (across from Joslin Library).

Easter at Sugarbush, Sun., April 16: Sunrise service, 7:30 am, Allyn’s Lodge, lift rides, 6:50-7:10 am. Easter Egg Hunt, ages 6 and under at Farmhouse & Schoolhouse, Lincoln Peak; ages 7+ need lift ticket, hunt at Allyn’s Lodge and Lower Jester at Lincoln Peak; and all ages at Mt. Ellen.

MRV Rotary Person of the Year Roy Hadden to be honored Sat., April 22, 5:30 pm, dinner at the Round Barn. RSVP by April 18: mail checks ($49) to MRV Rotary, P.O. Box 80, Waitsfield, VT 05673, or bring to Eastern Sales, Jackie Leyton.

Waterbury Historical Society annual meeting, elections and program, “An evening with George Woodard,” free, open to all, Wed., April 26, 7 pm, Grange Hall Cultural Center, Maple St., Waterbury Center, 244-8089.

Mad Birders walks: Wait’s Way, Thurs., April 27, 7 am, meet at Gen. Wait House; Berlin Pond, Sat., April 29, 7 am, meet at north end of pond. All welcome. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 496-3663.

Bike to the People’s Climate March, Saturday, April 29, Montpelier. Guided groups leave from VT State Archives in Middlesex at 11:45 am; Moretown Elementary School, 11:15 am; Waterbury State Complex, 11:15 am.

Free Community Supper, Sat., April 29, 5:30 pm, new location: Waitsfield Elementary School (due to church renovation). All welcome. Hosted by Waitsfield United Church of Christ, 496-3065.

Fundraisers

The Mountain Gardeners seek overgrown gardens, will dig and divide plants for their annual June plant sale. Marya Dungan, 496-5601; Arlene Diesenhouse, 914-443-2660.

Turkey take-out dinner, Fri., April 28, pick up 4-6 pm, Waterbury Center Community Church, Route 100, next to Cold Hollow Cider. $9.

DisasTOUR VI, triathlon, Sat., April 29, 10 am, Rochester Town Park. 15K cycle, 12K paddle, 9K run, individual or teams. Kids’ bike race in park. Helmets required. Followed by pizza, potluck, Lawson’s beer. Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trail Alliance (RASTA) fundraiser, www.rastavt.org/disastour-2/.

6K Run or Walk for Water.org, also 1K and 3K for kids, Sat., May 6, 10 am, Harwood Union cross-country trails. Register, cash/checks only, 8:30-9:45 am. Info: Madeline Strasser, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Emma Cosgrove, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Returnable bottles and cans may be donated to Waitsfield United Church, leave in shed on front lawn of church.

Fun & Games

Stein’s Challenge, Sat., April 22, 10 am-2 pm, ski/ride the most laps on Stein’s Run. Ages 14+. Register online or at Gate House, $20. Sugarbush.

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

Pickleball, Mondays, 5-7 pm, paddles available, open to all, $6.50, Sugarbush Health and Rec Center, 583-6700.

Kids

Warren Playgroup: Spanish Mini Movers & Shakers, Friday, April 14, 10-11:30 am, Warren Elementary School music room, all ages, singing, dancing, counting in Spanish, playing instruments. Info: Constancia Gomez, 802-917-1776, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free.

Warren Playgroup: Yoga, Fridays, April 21 to May 25, 10-11:30 am, Warren Elementary. Info: Constancia Gomez, 802-917-1776, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All ages. Free.

Mad River Valley Mini Milers youth running program meets weekly for an hour, April 24-May 22, registration open now: www.runvermont.org/youth/ready-set-run/. $35.

Sculpture School starts April 24, ages 5-14, enrollment open for hands-on, building-based education programs, www.sculptureschoolvt.com. Eddie Merma, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 630-269-0143.

Summer Art Camp, Waitsfield Elementary School, June 26-30, 9 am-4 pm. $225 includes all materials. Info/register: Nora McDonough, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 802-793-8881.

Scouting: Cub Scouts, grades 1-5; Boy Scouts, grades 6-12. http://cubpack798.org. Contact AnnMarie Harmon, 496-5562; Susan Cummiskey, 583-1404.

The Children’s Room, weekdays when school is in session, 8 am-4 pm, free drop-in play space, up to age 6 from any town, resource center for parents. Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury. www.childrensroomonline.org/calendar.html. 244-5605.

Library

Moretown Open Mic Night, Thurs., April 13, 7 pm, Moretown Town Hall. Music, magic tricks, poetry, charades, singalongs. PA system on site. Family-friendly, free, sponsored by Moretown Library. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m.

Joslin Memorial Library board of directors meeting, Fri., April 14, 8 am at the library, planning for Capital Fund Campaign.

Knit and Play, parents and kids welcome for crafts, Thursdays, 10 am-noon, Warren Public Library.

Magic the Gathering, tradeable card game, Sundays, 2 pm, Joslin Memorial Library.

Green Mountain Girls: Women of the Long Trail with guest speaker Reidun Nuquist, Tues., April 18, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library. Free.

Farm to Table’s Role in Reducing Climate Change and Environmental Damage with guest speaker, chef Lyndon Virkler, Wed., April 19, 6:30 pm, Joslin Library. Free.

Peeps® Diorama Contest, drop off book- or literary-themed Peeps dioramas April 19-24 at Warren Library. Viewing April 24-May 1. Winners announced May 1, 5 pm. Warren Library, www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

World Spirit Drum Circle, Thurs., April 20, 6:30 pm, led by Montpelier-based musician and music educator Amy Panetta, all ages and levels, some drums available or bring one. Free. Joslin Library, joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Also May 11.

Intergenerational Book Discussion, Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, the author’s story of growing up as an African-American in the 1960s and 1970s told in verse, Thurs., April 27, 6:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. Part of VT Reads program.

Spring Tonics and Bitters, Sun., April 30, 4-5:30 pm, Moretown Elementary School. With clinical herbalist Allison Dellner, support for liver, ignite the fires of digestion with bitter plants.

Talking about Racism with our Neighbors, Mon., May 8, 6:30 pm, Warren Public Library. Led by Standing Up for Racial Justice Central Vermont.

Joslin Memorial Library Story Hour, Mondays, 10 am, preschoolers. www.joslinmemoriallibrary.com, 496-4205. Free.

Waterbury Public Library Baby/Toddler Story Time, Mondays, 10 am, up to age 3, stories, songs, playtime. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.

Moretown Memorial Library Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, story, crafts, outdoor exploration. www.moretownvt.org/moretown-library, 496-9728. Free.

Warren Library Story Time, Wednesdays, 10 am, up to age 6. Marie Schmukal, 496-3913, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.warrenlibrary.com. Free.

Waterbury Public Library Preschool Story Time, Thursdays, 10 am, ages 3-6, stories, songs, crafts. www.waterburypubliclibrary.com, 244-7036. Free.

Meetings

Cancer support group meets fourth Wed. every month, 6 pm, at MRV Chamber of Commerce, 4061 Main St., Waitsfield.

Gun Owners of VT Washington County meets second Friday of each month, 6 pm, Warren Village fire station. Info: Bill, 496-7627.

Hannah's House Grief Support Group, 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.

Harwood Booster Club meets second Mon. of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Cafe, new members welcome.

Mad River Cancer Support, one-on-one support for those touched by cancer (patient, caregiver, family, friend). Contact VT Cancer Survivor Network: 1-800-652-5064, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mad River Valley Rec District meets third Tues. of each month, 6 pm, Gen. Wait House. Open to all.

Mad River Valley Rotary Club meets 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.

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

Valley Democrats meets second and fourth Mon. of each month, 5:15 pm, Eastern Systems, Waitsfield. All welcome.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Sun., 7 pm, and Tues., 7 pm, at Parish House, Our Lady of the Snows Church/St. Dunstan’s, Waitsfield. Fri., 7 pm, Warren Church. Confirm times: 229-5100. www.aavt.org.

Music

Jazz Residency with Bruce Sklar and Jeremy Hill, Thurs., April 27, 7 pm, Big Picture lounge, www.bigpicturetheater.info, 496-8994.

Open Mic, Thursdays, 8:30 pm, Localfolk Smokehouse. Play with the house band, your own band or solo (drums, guitar amps, bass amps provided). Sign-up starts at 8 pm. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spring Fling at Slide Brook Tavern, hard-core rock bands Barishi, Reverser, Get a Grip, Cbrasnke, and Bedtime Magic, Sat., April 15, 7 pm, $5.

Spring into Song, Mad River Chorale concert, Sat., May 6, 7:30 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church; and Sun., May 7, 7:30 pm, Warren United Church. Advanced tickets: http://madriverchorale.net. Adults, $15; students 12-21 and seniors 65+, $12; ages 11 and under, free.

Seniors

Thurs., April 13, 8:30 am-noon – Foot Care Clinic with CVHHH at Evergreen Place. Reserve: 223-1878. Bring basin, towel, foot soak powder, clippers. $15.

Diner Breakfasts, Mondays, 8-10 am, Evergreen Place, open to all, donations support Meals On Wheels. Suggested donation, $8.

Bingo, Tues. & Thurs., 10:30-11:30 am, Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Family-Style Lunch, Tues. & Thurs., noon, open to all, discount for age 60-plus. Evergreen Place Senior Center, Waitsfield. Music by Joan Foster or Roger Hussey. April 13, Crazy Hat Day; foot clinic. April 18, Celebrate April birthdays. April 20, Singalong. April 25, Travelogue (speaker TBA). April 27, Rolling photo slideshow of senior happenings. Reserve lunch: Walt, 496-2543.

Move! Tuesdays, 1 pm. Fun, varied group exercise with SASH coordinator Kenneth Russell, Evergreen Place.

Canceled: Bone Builders exercise class canceled until further notice. Evergreen Place Senior Center.

Knitting Circle, Fridays, 10:30 am, Shades of Winter yarn shop, Waitsfield.

Meals On Wheels, home-delivered meals, call 496-2543.

The Arts

Rwanda photography exhibit, presentation by Harwood student Eli Hammond on his travels in Rwanda, Fri., April 14, 6 pm, Big Picture Theater.

Spring Mix, Valley Arts members’ show, open Wed.-Sat., 1-5 pm, through May 31, Festival Gallery, Village Sq., Waitsfield, 496-6682.

Mad Quilters, all abilities welcome, meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm, Harwood Union High School. 496-2035.

Drop-in Open Studio Figure Drawing/Painting with Billy Brauer and friends, Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, adults only, some proficiency required. Info: Dotty Kyle, 496-4789, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. $15, Valley Arts members; $18, nonmembers.

Workshops

Sip ’n’ Paint, Fri., April 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, Valley Arts members, $30; nonmembers, $40. BYO sip. Festival Gallery, Waitsfield. Register: valleyartsvt.com/events. 496-6682. Offered on the second Friday of each month.

Spring Sausage Making and Smoking, April 19 and 20, Mad River Food Hub. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.vtc.edu/ag-course/sausage-and-smoking-spring.