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The Wind Needs No Invitation: Paintings by Deanna Chilian

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2018

Valley Arts is pleased to present an exhibit of magical and colorful paintings by Deanna Chilian.  Please join us for the opening reception at the Festival Gallery on Saturday, September 15, from 5-7 PM. Hours for the show: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-5 PM Visit Deanna’s website for a complete review of her biography, her inspiration, and a gallery of her paintings: http://www.deannachilianfineart.com

Vermont Cancer Support Network Golf Tournament

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Come out and support our fellow Vermonter's whose lives are affected by cancer. All proceeds go to providing them with supoort, information and education.

29th Annual Photo Show

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 7, 2018

Valley Arts presents this annual exhibit which offers an opportunity to view photographs taken by both professional and amateur photographers. Color, black & white, hand-colored, and digitally enhanced photographs will be on display. Join us for a gala opening reception on September 14th, from 5-7 PM at the Red Barn Galleries. Hours: Thursday - Friday, 4-9 PM Saturday - Sunday, noon-9 PM

Field Notes: Paintings and Sculpture at the Bundy Modern

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 20, 2018

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Light on Water, Weight of a Feather, Negative Space between Trees, Wingspan. Field notes is an excavation of the ordinary moment in nature for its extraordinary potential. Through repeated approaches to the same place, detail, moment or memory, each of these four artists explores the dialog between nature and the creative process. Featuring works by Rebecca Kinkead, Monica Carroll, Jill Madden, and Eben Markowski. The show runs from September 8 to October 21, weekends 12-5 or by appointment. Opening reception…

The 29th Annual Photo Show

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The 29th Annual Photo Show Opens Valley Arts is pleased to announce that the annual Photo Show opens on Friday, September 14, at the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm. The show achieved wide recognition under the leadership of the Green Mountain Cultural Center. And with the transition of the event to Valley Arts, the venue for the exhibit has also changed, and the work of more than 70 photographers fills the galleries in the show’s new home at Lareau…

Fiber Riot!

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 26, 2018

  Mad Mill's weekly spin and knit night. Join fellow fiber friends in sharing ideas and getting the creative juices flowing. Bring whatever project you are working on--knitting, crocheting, spinning, rug hooking, you name it! There will also be featured projects or programs periodically to keep you inspired. You don't want to miss this!  

$35 Thursdays at Sugarbush Golf Club

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 am

Foursomes play golf at the Sugarbush Resort Golf Club for just $35 per person on Thursdays after 11:00 AM.

New England Craft Beer Open

September 29 @ 12:00 am

Scramble golf tournament including beer tents throughout the course, prizes, games and a dinner reception.

Mountain Work Day

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 6, 2018 at 9:00am

One event on October 20, 2018 at 9:00am

The purpose of Mountain Work Days is maintenance of MRG’s legendary tree skiing. This involves cutting lines as well as setting aside areas for new trees to grow. Everything is done with hand tools. Work days are organized and led by Lars Bruns in consultation with ski area management. Mountain Work Days are a great chance to get out on the mountain, care for your favorite terrain, and learn about how northeastern mountain forests grow. It is fun and satisfying…

Disc Golf Ace Race

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am

Join our first-ever Disc Golf Ace Race; a tournament where the holes are shortened, and the only goal is to throw aces (a hole-in-one)! Afterwards, we will host a free pizza party awards ceremony with great prizes!

Runamok Maple Tasting

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sparrow from Runamok Maple will be at the Mad River Taste Place to offer samples their infused and smoked maple syrups. She will give ideas for pairings as well as recipes to use these really unique syrups.

Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill Sheep & Wool Festival Booth

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until September 30, 2018

We are packing up our shop and heading to the Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival at the beautiful Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge, VT for a weekend full of all things fiber!  We will be featuring a handful of our custom processing clients' yarns and rovings as well as our own hand dyed yarns spun right in Waitsfield, Vermont from Vermont fleeces!  We will have spinning and weaving supplies from Ashford and Schacht.  Come test drive a wheel, check out a…

Foliage Lift Rides @ Mad River Glen

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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One event on September 30, 2018 at 10:00am

Gen. Stark’s Pub will be open on Saturday Sept 29 from 11-8:30, serving lunch and dinner (Prime Rib Special). On Sunday Sept 30 the pub will be open from 11-6. The Ticket Office & General Store will be open from 9:30 AM – 4 PM

Weekend Basketry Retreat with Katie Grove

October 5 - October 7

  MADISON WOOL AND MAD RIVER FIBER ARTS & MILL PRESENT: A WEEKEND BASKET MAKING RETREAT WITH KATIE GROVE. (www.katiegrovestudios.com) An Introduction to Three Basketry Techniques in a Weekend Join Katie Grove in Waitsfield, VT for a weekend basket making retreat hosted by Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill and Madison Wool. Enjoy a weekend retreat with overnight accommodations or weekend rate (both days). Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7, 2018. 10 AM- 5 PM. Meet and Greet -Friday, October 5,…

Andy May’s Day

October 5

The Village Grocery will be once again selling their lobster for both a lunch special and out of their cooler Friday October 5th  as a fundraiser for a community cause.

Baked Beads/Waitsfield Jewelry & Scarf Sale

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 7, 2018

Gather with friends and make new ones, all while shopping great bargains, giving back to the community, and enjoying the foliage!  Baked Beads will provide financial support to assist the Skatium with facility maintenance and fundraising efforts for improvements and expansion. First quality jewelry & scarf samples and overstock priced at 75% less than regular retail All jewelry $5 and scarves 3 for $25 Other direct-from-manufacturer bargains, including tunics, hats, gloves, headbands, socks, coin purses & loose beads Gifts &…

Community Day

October 6 @ 12:00 am

Celebrate Autumn in Vermont with pancakes, pumpkin carving, magic show, scenic lift rides and hikes, harvest-inspired dining, live music, kids’ camps, and mountain activities.

Green & Gold Weekend @ Mad River Glen Oct 6 – Oct 8

October 6 - October 8

Green & Gold Weekend The traditional kick-off to Mad River Glen’s ski season Saturday October 6 Ticket Office & General Store Open                9:30 AM  – 4 PM Stark Mountain Hill Climb Running Race      10 AM Mountain Work Day                                             9 AM Fall Foliage Rides                                                 10 AM to 2:30 PM Gen. Stark’s Pub Serving Lunch & Dinner      11 AM – 8:30 PM MRG Homeowner’s Meeting             …

Oktoberfest

October 7 @ 12:00 am

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest, featuring Bavarian inspired food, drink, games and the Mad Bavarian Brass Band.

Mad Dash

October 7 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Enjoy a 5K/ 10K foot race and fitness walk on a scenic course. Local food, live music, and a commemorative tee shirt, all to support the Mad River Path, also a free kids fun run!

Mad Dash

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

A classic Vermont foot race and walk on a scenic course that includes majestic views of mountains, farms and winds through a covered bridge in the midst of gorgeous foliage. It is multiple events in one: 5K & 10K Road Race, 5K Fitness Walk and the Free Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Kids Fun Run. Enjoy local food, live music, silent auction, and a commemorative tee shirt, all to support the Mad River Path on Sunday, Oct. 7th, Meadow Road, Waitsfield, VT. To…

Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Allen Clark Memorial Hill Climb — the annual grunt-fest that has fast become a rite of cycling passage in the Mad River Valley — is a grueling time trial that rises 1,600 vertical feet in 6.2 miles, from the intersection of Routes 100 and 17 to the top of Appalachian Gap. The event is named in honor of long-time Mad River Valley resident, Allen Clark. An avid cyclist who took up biking late in life, he rode 2,500-3,000 annually…

Creating Wild and Crazy Yarns

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2018 at 10:00am

  Art yarn, novelty yarn or just crazy yarn is all the rage!  Art in of itself, it's fun to spin.  You will learn the rules of making a yarn with structure and integrity and than how to break the rules and let your imagine run wild.  This full day class will start with making art batts and explore various techniques such as auto wrapping, core spinning and incorporating found objects.  This is an intermediate class.  Students must know how to spin on a…

Drop Spindle Spinning

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  A drop spindle is a great way to learn how to spin. You will learn why wool spins, drafting and fiber control. This class is excellent for those who have never spun and would like to learn the fundamentals before graduating to a spinning wheel or for those who can use a wheel but never mastered the drop spindle.  Fee includes use of drop spindle and materials.  Instructor: Susan Snider

Spinning Wheel Spinning

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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  Have you mastered the drop spindle and feel comfortable handling fiber and drafting?  If so, this work shop will take your spinning to the next level.  This workshop will explore different drafting techniques, how to spin the yarn you want and plying.  Must have a basic knowledge of spinning and know how to draft and control fiber. Fee includes use of spinning wheels and materials. You are welcome to bring your own wheel.  Instructor: Susan Snider NOTE: If you…

Rigid Heddle Weaving

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 26, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on September 16, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 21, 2018 at 10:00am

  Always wanted to learn how to weave but don't have room or the budget for a floor loom?  Rigid heddle weaving is an affordable and easy way to explore the world of weaving.  In this workshop you will you will learn how to warp the loom and explore techniques incorporating color and texture.  Rigid heddle weaving is a great stash buster for knitters and spinners. Everyone goes home with a sample.  Fee includes use of a loom and all materials. …

Mad River Valley Community Forum: A Conversation with the Ski Industry

October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A groundswell of positive energy is spreading across the MRV!  Local leaders address the current environment of their industry and how it relates to the MRV’s progress toward sustainable economic vitality.

Restorative Sound Journey

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Jeremy and Nancy for an evening of soothing and healing sounds paired with a supported, breath centered Restorative Yoga practice. The fusion of sound, stillness, and breath will leave you feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated. The vibrational experience includes the sacred sounds of the handpan, gong, chimes, crystal singing bowls, didgeridoo and more. Experience the bliss of surrender as Nancy guides the class through nurturing restorative poses supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks while Jeremy provides an improvised ultra…

Yoga is Medicine

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until November 3, 2018

The science of Yoga holds the potential to guide every individual into an integrated state of well-being. In this 2-session workshop, we will map the anatomy of the subtle body which shows us powerful, yet simple, tools that can help navigate the terrain from dis-ease to ease. In this way, we learn to empower ourselves and others to return to and sustain a state of optimal wellness. Friday 6:00 pm -8:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Surfing the Waves: Prana Vayu

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Most yoga classes today offer the merest glimpse of subtle body knowledge. Here, we delve deeply into the heart of why we practice yoga: to discover and manage our life force (prana shakti). A brilliant intersection of ayurveda and Hatha Yoga, we will explore Pancha Vayu: where, why and how prana moves, and how to tap into and manage its inherent potential for strength, health and expansion. Includes an accessible full spectrum practice that incorporates asana, pranayama, mudra and bands.…

The Big Kicker

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Kick off the 2018/19 winter season with Mad River Glen and Sugarbush and celebrate both of our Anniversarys! The Valley’s two ski resorts throw a freestyle party at American Flatbread in Waitsfield.

Vermont Country Thanksgiving

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us this Thanksgiving at Rumbles' Kitchen for a traditional New England feast.

Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

December 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This a practice for our times! Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million (about one out of every five) adults, and depression is the leading cause of disability, affecting about 8% of us. The Good News? Yoga can help! This workshop includes a short lecture on the physiology of these conditions and the yogic approach to them, followed by a powerful therapeutic hatha practice for managing these conditions. Saumya Lauren Toolin is a…

SugarBash with The Grift

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for drinks, appetizers, and dancing as we celebrate Sugarbush's 60th Birthday! Kick off 60 Years of Music with The Grift starting with the 1960's.

Valley Ski & Ride Week

December 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A fifty-year tradition at Sugarbush continues with five consecutive days of ski and ride lessons led by some of Sugarbush's finest coaches.

Christmas Week Activities

December 21 @ 12:00 am

Celebrate the Holidays, Sugarbush style with more than a week full of festive activities for the whole family!

Naturalist Snowshoe Program @ MRG

December 29 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2019

Every Saturday and Sunday at 10:30am   Join one of MRG’s staff Naturalists for a guided snowshoe trek tailored to your interest in the ecology and wildlife of Stark Mountain! Our outings and content varies each week depending snow conditions and participants. Learn about the hardwood forests of the Green Mtns. as well as our resident moose, bear, deer, fisher, coyote, red fox and more! Easy to moderate difficulty. Learn more about the Naturalist Programs.  

New Years Eve Fireworks

December 31 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Make sure to find your favorite spot to view our spectacular fireworks show.

Lawson’s Finest Beer Lover’s Dinner and Full Moon Snowshoe

January 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join brewer and naturalist Sean Lawson for a 1-hour full moon snowshoe followed by a buffet local-vore dinner paired with a cash bar of Lawson’s Finest brew. $50 includes snowshoe, dinner and one beer. Snowshoe rental $5 additional.  Advanced registration required.

Valentines Day Kissing Special

February 14, 2019

Celebrate valentines Day with our famous Kissing Special. Kiss your partner, whoever they may be, at the ticket office and you both ski for half price! *Half off the regular ticket window rate.

Flyin’ Ryan Memorial – IFSA National/FWQ2 Competition @ Mad River Glen-Lift Line

March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Mad River Glen, the birthplace of New England’s big mountain ski competition will be hosting the Eastern IFSA National  Championship. Come test your mettle on the east coast’s most challenging terrain. This  IFSA sanctioned event is open to all ages and is part of The Ski The East Freeride Tour! The comp is named in honor of Flyin’ Ryan Hawks and is a fundraiser for the Flyin’ Ryan Foundation.

Bernie Sanders at Parade

Warren 4th of July Parade and Festivities

July 4, 2019
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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of July, repeating until July 4, 2020

  The annual Warren 4th of July and Festivities - always on the 4th, RAIN OR SHINE!  Warren Village Main Street & Brook Road. Your $1 donation gives you a numbered "Buddy Badge"  - Find your matching number in the crowd and win a pair of matching prizes (while they last!). All proceeds go to offset event expenses. Key Highlights: Free shuttle to/from Warren Village is from Sugarbush Lincoln Peak and begins at 8am. BE EARLY in order to not…

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