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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

Fiber Riot!

November 21 @ 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!  

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

Happy Thanksgiving!  The Taste Place will be open Monday 11/19 - Wednesday 11/21 from 10am - 6pm for all of your Thanksgiving dinner needs.  We will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day Thursday 11/22.  We resume normal hours on Friday...

Vermont Country Thanksgiving

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

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

Boyer’s Cider and Wine

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Amy will be at the Mad River Taste Place offering samples of the Boyer line of ciders, ice cider and wines.  Just in time for Christmas Amy will also be tasting their ice cider and brand new raspberry ice cider.  These make the...

Per’s Smoked of Vermont

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Per will be at the Mad River Taste Place with samples of his smoked fish, and delicious smoked dips.  Per prepares and smokes his products at the Vermont Food Venture Center in Hardwick. The Taste Place favorite is the Smoked Calamari Dip...

Windfall Orchard Ice Cider and Hard Cider Tasting

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stop by the Taste Place to meet orchardist and cider maker Brad Kohler who will be on hand pouring samples and talking about the ice cider making process. Windfall Orchard's Ice Cider is produced by blending over 30 traditional and...

Vermont Homestead Gourmet

November 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet George and Tracy from Vermont Homestead Gourmet.  They will be at the Taste Place with samples of their Roasted Tomato Garlic Bruschetta Topping and their goat cheese spreads. The bruschetta can be used as a topping on...

SPA Yoga experience

SPA Yoga – relaxing practice for every body

November 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

SPA Yoga® is a slow-flow, floor-based, whole-body sensory experience  designed to restore and relax while opening the body for the art of the possible. By engaging all five of the senses with calming candlelight, soothing music, aromatherapy, lots of hands-on assists, neck and shoulder massage, and a renewed awareness of taste (including chocolate!), SPA Yoga aligns practitioners with the inner wisdom of deep relaxation. The physical practice takes time to open the body’s subtle energy and prepares students to experience…

Cooking Class: Fresh Pastas – Trio of Pastas

November 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

In this class, you will be hands-on and learn that making your own pasta is easy and well worth the effort. Learn how to make it from scratch and turn those noodles into great pasta dishes. Let's venture out from the packaged pasta with an assorted trifecta of flavors. MENU Shrimp Caprese with Basil Speckled Fettucine Beet Ravioli with Ricotta, Goat Cheese & Mint Potato Gnocchi with Pork & Bacon Alfredo Sauce Chocolate Panna Cotta with Amaretti Cookies

Cooking Class: Cast Iron Cooking

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cast iron has been used for cooking for hundreds of years. Cast iron's ability to withstand and maintain very high temperatures makes it a common choice for searing or frying, and its excellent heat diffusion and retention makes it a good option for long-cooking stews. MENU Mini Fry Bread with Black Bean Salsa Blackened Fish with Cajun Remoulade Potatoes Anna – Crispy Pan-Roasted Potatoes Sautéed Greens with Cumin and Pine Nuts Apple Pecan Clafoutis

The Arsonists

November 30 @ 7:30 pm
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Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm from November 30 through December 16

The Valley Players will present The Arsonists by Max Frisch, Fridays-Sundays Nov. 30 through Dec.16. Show time will be 7:30 on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 on Sunday, at the Valley Players Theater, 4254 Main Street, Waitsfield, Vermont. The story of the play concerns Gottlieb Biedermann (Liam Hannon, Duxbury), who thinks his world could go up in flames at any moment. He is fortunate to have had some recent success in business, but questions the loyalty of his associate of…

International Boutique

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 8, 2018

This holiday season, do your shopping in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Peru, Haiti, Malaysia, Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, Kenya, South Africa, and Mexico,  without leaving Vermont. And get great gifts at wholesale prices. The 35th annual International Boutique begins Saturday, Dec. 1 and runs through Saturday, Dec 8. We have an amazing selection of hand-knotted wool carpets, beautiful jewelry,  cashmere scarves, alpaca sweaters,  Kilim bags, bamboo bowls, silk bedspreads, inlaid boxes, wonderful ceramic pottery from Turkey, clothes for men, women and children,…

It’s Arthur’s Fault Tasting

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Stop by the Mad River Taste Place to taste the wonderful Dressings, Marinades, BBQ sauces, BBQ rubs from It's Arthur's Fault - all of the wonderful things in life!

All the products have natural, gluten-free ingredients with a focus on...

Cooking Class: Roll Into Sushi

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Love sushi, but never dared to make it yourself? Then this is the class for you. You will learn the basics, from the proper way to make rice to the many different sauces to serve with your sushi creations. Stop spending a ton of money eating out & start making your sushi at home. MENU Shrimp Onigiri Tuna Avocado Roll California Roll Spicy Salmon Roll Green Tea Ice Cream

Mad River Valley Community Interfaith Hanukkah Party

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

3rd Annual Interfaith Hanukkah Celebration co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Stowe and the Mad River Valley Jewish Community. All are welcome!  Bring your menorahs and light the together with family and friends. Join Rabbi David Fainsilber for singing and  fun. There will be children's activities.

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – Late Fall Date Night

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sometimes cooking for that special date night can seem rather intimidating, between trying to impress and the dishes that are left over. Why not take a class with The Kitchen at The Store? Here we will give you some of the techniques to make fantastically simple yet delicious food for a romantic night together. MENU Roasted Leek & Bacon Bruschetta with Basil & Parmesan Beef Burgundy Garlic Mashed Potatoes Zucchini Gratin Chocolate Souffle

Country Christmas in the Mad River Valley

Country Christmas 2018! 20th Anniversary!

December 7
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until December 9, 2018

The 20th Annual Country Christmas is a holiday event that turns the Mad River Valley into a winter wonderland! Events will be going on Friday and Saturday with many stores staying open late. Country Christmas has been voted one of the "Top Ten Winter Events" by the VT Chamber of Commerce. Music, Art, Food, Children's events and more! Festivities include: ★  A fire pit for s’mores and roasting chestnuts ★  Oxen rides ★  Mr. & Mrs. Claus and Frosty the…

Holiday Concert by Mad River Chorale

December 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2018 at 3:00pm

Mad River Chorale Holiday Concert, “Wintertide Carols,” Saturday December 8, 7:30 pm, Waitsfield United Church/Village Meeting House, Rte. 100, and Sunday December 9, 3:00 pm, Waterbury Congregational Church/White Meeting House, Rte. 100. Conductor: Mary Jane Austin; Pianist: Alison Cerutti; Harp: Rebecca Kaufmann; Oboe: Katie Oprea For advance tickets and further information, visit madriverchorale.net

Moretown Artisans Sale

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on December 9, 2018 at 11:00am

The Moretown Artisans Sale features over 2 dozen talented and varied artists, making it the area's best holiday shopping event! With live performances on Saturday, a FREE holiday photo booth with Santa on Sunday and a Silent Auction and Raffle to benefit Hannah's House all weekend, this event is a must see! Free for all ages, see our webpage for a list of artists, our schedule and more.

Boyer’s Cider and Wine

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Amy will be at the Mad River Taste Place offering samples of the Boyer line of ciders, ice cider and wines.  Just in time for Christmas Amy will also be tasting their ice cider and brand new raspberry ice cider.  These make the...

Shelburne Farms Cheese Tasting

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Visit the Mad River Taste Place for a tasting that will feature the beautiful cheddars made by the cheesemakers at Shelburne Farms. Tom will be on hand to sample cheese and chat about all things holiday entertaining!  Vermont cheddar is perfect...

Eden Ciders Tasting

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Jenn will be joining us from Eden Ciders to sample some of her favorites from the line and talk about what makes heritage ciders so special.  Chat with Jenn about pairing these ciders with foods and build your perfect holiday menu!

Gift Wrapping for Giving

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

GIFT WRAPPING FOR GIVING Saturday, December 8 1pm to 5pm Mad River Valley Visitor Center (4403 Main Street at Bridge Street) hosted by the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce Bring all the treasures you’ve found at our local shops, and let us wrap them for you! We have the paper, bags, boxes, ribbons, bows, tags, and creativity to make the gift wrap part of the fun of gifting. We’ll be wrapping gifts for $2-$5 each, and giving all the…

Santa Claus at MRG

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Rumor has it that Santa Claus himself will be at Mad River Glen so he can meet with children and get an idea of what they might like for Christmas. Kids and families will get a chance to sit with the Mr. Kringle and take some photos on the Single Chair. General Stark’s Pub will be open for hot and cold beverages, dinner ant that famous MRG conviviality.  

Cooking Class: Air Fryer Cooking

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taking over the home-cook world, the Air Fryer is making headway as a wonderful way to cut down on the amount of oil that typically goes into the frying process. In this class we will be focusing on fun and exciting ways to make the most of this wonderful tool. MENU Cheesy Chicken Pepper Jack Bites Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Beef Roulade Crispy Shoestring Fries with Sriracha Mayo Sesame Stir-Fried Vegetables Banana S’mores

Cooking Class: Wonderful Pomegranates

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Some historians state that instead of an apple the pomegranate was hailed as the fruit of knowledge. Rich in flavor and nutrients, this powerhouse of a fruit is fantastic on its own but can be even better when used to brighten up delicious favorites. MENU Citrus Pomegranate Salad Maple Pomegranate Roasted Chicken Beet Pasta with Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Curry Seasoned Sweet Potatoes Lemon Berry Trifle

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.

Sugarbush – 60 Years of Music with The Grift – 60’s

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

Get transported back to times of old as The Grift plays your favorite tunes from the 60'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.

Cooking Class: Global Cuisine – Italian Feast

December 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  The biggest feasts in Italy happen during the winter season. Come warm up the kitchen with these traditional Italian dishes that will help put a delightful new spin on your festivities. MENU Brodetto – Italian Fish Stew Braciole in Tomato Sauce Garlic Broccoli Rabe Butternut Squash Risotto Panforte – Tuscan-Style Fruit Cake

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!

Cooking Class: Chef’s Table – Winter Wonderland

December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With the season greeted by glistening snow, festive flavors and seasonal favorites start to come back into home kitchens. The Kitchen will be fired up, geared up to make restaurant-quality food worthy of a sleigh ride home and bundling up near the fireplace. MENU Saffron Vegetable Soup Arugula & Parmesan Salad with Almonds & Citrus Vinaigrette Roasted Rack of Pork with Pomegranate Glaze Roasted Shallot & Endive Tart Peppermint Chocolate Cake

Cooking Class: Holiday Fondue Party

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

If your fondue pot needs dusting off, this class will show you some easy and flavorful fondues. We will be making savory cheese and sweet chocolate fondues. See how quick and easy they are to make after you have skied all day. MENU Cheddar Ale Fondue Mexican Cheese Fondue with Chiles & Chorizo Creamy Tomato Fondue Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue

Ugly Sweater Party

December 22 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

May all your sweaters be ugly and bright! Join us for cheesy Christmas movies, prizes and more. We'll buy your first drink with donation of a toy!

Family Gingerbread House Building Workshop

December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bring the whole family for a night full of gingerbread, icing, and creativity.

V Smiley Preserves Tasting

December 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stop by the Taste Place to sample V Smiley Preserves.  V Smiley Preserves are different than any preserve you have tasted. There are several reasons for that - they are sweetened with honey, made with local, organic fruits and they are made in...

Christmas Eve Service

December 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us at our non-denominational Christmas Eve service in Gate House Lodge at Lincoln Peak lead by Norwich University Chaplain Bill Wick.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Rumble’s Kitchen

December 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us at Rumble's Kitchen for a warm and festive Christmas Eve Dinner. 

Christmas Dinner at Rumble’s Kitchen

December 25 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate a wonderful holiday meal with the Sugarbush community after a day on the slopes. 

S’mores Cookout

December 26 @ 12:00 am

After a day on hill, join us for a sweet treat with family and friends. We'll be roasting S'mores daily during the holiday week.

Mt. Ellen: 3:30 - 4:00 PM

Lincoln Peak: 4:00 - 4:30 PM

Cooking Class: Sweet & Savory Crepes

December 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This class will highlight the crêpe or French pancake, which is made from thin batter. Crêpes can be filled with a variety of sweet or savory mixtures. We will be creating both sweet and savory crêpes that are filled with various meats, cheeses or vegetable mixtures- sometimes topped with a complementary sauce. MENU Smoked Salmon Blintzes Chicken Crepes with Tarragon Sauce Spinach, Bacon, Mushroom & Ricotta Crepes Sweet Crepes with Raspberry Preserves & Chocolate Mascarpone

Kids Pizza & Movie Night

December 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drop off the kids at The Schoolhouse and enjoy a night of your own.

Warren Miller Film Screening

December 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Catch a showing of Warren Miller's full-length feature film.

Photography Outback Tour

December 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A three hour guided photography tour along Sugarbush's hiking and snowshoe trails. Bring your DSLR or your smartphone to capture the beauty of the Slide Brook Basin.

Blizzard Boogie

December 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Get ready to boogie down and warm your toes with some sweet dance moves and groovy tunes.

VINS Birds of Prey Performance

December 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences presents an unforgettable experience featuring a selection of VINS resident raptors or ‘avian ambassadors’.

Cooking Class: Pork Cookery

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this class you will learn how to make some great recipes that feature all things pork from shoulder to bacon. Learn some helpful tips to create delicious, moist pork at home for your family dinners. MENU Ham & White Bean Soup Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Pork Au Poivre with Pepper Cream Sauce Bacon Rotisserie-Style Potatoes Orange Bread Pudding

Paint and Sip

December 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join our friends from Burlington Paint and Sip Studio for an evening of artistic instruction and tasty libations.

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