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“A Man and his Camera” Josh Axelrod Exhibit

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - March 23 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until March 3, 2018

“A Man and his Camera” is a collection of spectacular photographs by Josh Axelrod. Josh, a Roxbury Vermont-based professional fine art photographer specializes in contemplative black & white and color landscape imagery. His film (note – film, not digital) photographs and handcrafted frames can be found in collections around the world. Valley Arts is pleased to exhibit Josh’s work in the Festival Gallery from January 12 through March 30 A reception and talk by Axelrod are planned for mid-March –…

Boomer Ski Essential Elements

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until March 27, 2018

Join us on Tuesdays from 9 AM to noon for technical skill development in a social atmosphere exclusively for Boomer skiers (ages 65+). Taught only by Sugarbush's top caliber coaches, the Boomer Essential Elements is for skiers comfortable on intermediate terrain. Call 888-651-4827 or email skiandrideschool@sugarbush.com to register.

Fiber Riot!

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 28, 2018

This is a free, informal, weekly gathering that will satisfy that fiber craving of yours. Join fellow artists 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!   Location: Mad River Fiber Arts & Mill- 6163 Main Street Waitsfield  

$30 Thursdays at Mt. Ellen

March 22 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Thursdays at Mt. Ellen, lift tickets are only $30. After a day on the slopes, come enjoy live après music featuring local bands and food specials at the Green Mountain Lounge. Sponsored by Cabot Cheese, Citizen Cider and Zero Gravity.

Cooking Class – Chef’s Table: Spring Beginnings

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Finally escaping from the cold that is winter we move into a new season, ripe with the start of fresh produce and lighter fare coming back to the dinner table. Join us as we kickstart spring by bringing seasonality to the forefront and work with products just as they begin to bloom into markets. MENU Beet Carpaccio with Arugula, Goat Cheese, Mint and Citrus Vinaigrette Herb-Roasted Rack of Lamb with Demi-Glace Spring Pea Risotto Sautéed Wild Mushrooms Strawberry Basil Shortcakes

Windfall Orchard Ice Cider and Hard Cider Tasting

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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...

Island Weekend

March 24 @ 12:00 am

It's a beach party! Come to the mountain for island music, food and drink specials, and beach activities.

TGR Stokemobile

March 24 @ 12:00 am

Spring fever takes over at Sugarbush and the Teton Gravity Research crew will be here to join the party. Come say hey to the Stokemobile crew as they post up at the base of Lincoln Peak. The Stokemobile will be rocking with content from TGR.

Live Apres Music

March 24 @ 12:00 am

Join us for a hoppin' apres time. Jersey Rollers then Barbacoa in the Lincoln Peak Plaza, House Rockers @ Wunderbar, John Hill at Walt's from 1PM - 4PM, Detonators @ The Green Mountain Lounge.

Mad River Valley Easter Egg Hunt – Saturday, March 24th

March 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24th, when rain, shine (or snow), it’s time for the annual Mad River Valley Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt will start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom business office located on Route 100 in Waitsfield. The egg hunt is open to children of all ages and is free of charge. For more information, contact Lorraine…

Mob With Rome

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spend the day shredding at Mt. Ellen with the Rome SDS Crew and guest team riders. Product demo's, giveaways, and contests. Raffle to win a limited edition Almchemist Brewery/ Rome snowboard!

Cooking Class – Fresh Pastas: Ravioli

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

In this class we will learn how to make fresh ravioli. It is easy to make fresh pasta and well worth the effort! We will make a few different types of ravioli filling and pasta flavors and then transform that dough into wonderful ravioli. MENU Ricotta-Filled Tomato Ravioli with Basil Cream Sauce Mushroom-Stuffed Ravioli with Duck Ragu Butternut Squash and Sage Ravioli with Brown Butter Amoretti Cookies with Chocolate Gelato

Tastings at Castlerock

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy samples and direct sales from Mad River Distillers!

It’s Arthur’s Fault Tasting

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 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...

Island in the Sky Luau

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extend your ski day at Walt's or skin and hike up for a fun Hawaiian party.

Vermont Wine Week Kick-Off Tasting with Shelburne Vineyard

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stop by the Mad River Taste Place as we kick off Vermont Wine Week with a tasting of Shelburne Vineyard wines.

In the 18 years since releasing their first commercial wine, Shelburne Vineyard has become known for making the finest quality...

Twilight Snowshoe Tour

March 24 @ 3:30 pm - 12:00 am

Experience the mountain in a different light. Ride the last chair on the Gate House Quad and embark on your Twilight Snowshoe Adventure into the Gate House Trail, home territory of black bear, moose, deer, coyote, bobcat, fisher, ermine, owl, turkey, & woodpecker.

Kids Pizza & Movie Night

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Dog Friendly Guided Snowshoe Tour

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 am

A chance to get your four legged friends out of the house and onto the trails!

Frost Beer Works Dinner

March 29 @ 4:45 pm - 12:00 am

Ride the cabin cat or skin to Allyn's Lodge and enjoy a fresh meal with local beers from Frost Beer Works, then ski down under the moonlight.

Cooking Class – Global Cuisine: Brazilian Classics

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Brazil has a rich food culture, borrowing from the Portuguese, African, English and Japanese Cultures that founded it. In this class you will learn how to replicate some of the classics that put this country on the map.   MENU Churrasco Barbeque Beef Feijoada – Black Bean Stew with Sausage and Pork Farofa – Toasted Cassava Pilaf Pao de Queijo – Brazilian Cheese Bread Passion Fruit Mousse

Jasper Hill Cheese Tasting

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The folks at the Cellars at Jasper Hill will be on hand at the Mad River Taste Place to offer a tasting of their cheeses. This is a great opportunity to learn about this unique operation that has helped several Vermont cheesemakers get...

Ariel’s Honey Infusions Tasting

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stop by the Mad River Taste Place and taste some of Ariel's newest products! 

Ariel wants people to know how healthy Honeybees play an essential role in pollinating our many gardens. Without bees assistance our crops would be...

Mt. Ellen’s End of Season Celebration

March 31 @ 12:00 am

Give Mt. Ellen a proper send off and join us for an End of Season Celebration with live music and fun.

Live Apres Music

March 31 @ 12:00 am

Join us for a hoppin' apres time. Detonators followed by Groovestone in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard, Devon McGarry Band @ Wunderbar,  Lowell Thompson @ The Green Mountain Lounge.

Whistlepig Ski Demo & Whiskey Tasting

March 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Try out Parlor Skis' custom Whistlepig Barrel Stave Skis from 9 AM - 2 PM, then join us for a tasting of Whistlepig's award winning whiskey in Castlerock Pub from 12 PM - 4 PM!

Tastings at Castlerock

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy samples and direct sales from Stone Cutter Distillery!

Tom Knows Salsa Tasting

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stop into the Mad River Taste Place to meet Tom and to taste his salsa. Tom has embarked on a green salsa revolution and wants us all to join in.  Once you taste his salsa, you will know why. He makes it using the best ingredients, in small...

Artisan Meats of Vermont Tasting

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Artisan Meats of Vermont will be at the Taste Place offering samples of their fresh and cured meats and sausages which are made the old-fashioned way, with no additives and no shortcuts.

Easter Morning Service

April 1 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 am

Begin your holiday weekend with a beautiful morning service at Allyn’s Lodge.

Easter Egg Hunt

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 am

Join us Easter morning to search and find all the eggs the Easter Bunny hid from us.

Easter Brunch

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us for a delicious and festive Easter brunch at Rumble's Kitchen. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Cooking Class – Everyday Cooking: Food Processors

April 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The food processor is a tool that most home cooks have in their kitchens but neglect to use. The amount of versatility from this one tool can create an entire meal of possibilities. This class highlights the different ways to use a food processor and how to make it an essential part of the culinary repertoire.   MENU Beef Skewers with Peanut Sauce Salmon Burger with Curried Onion Spread Potato Latkes Zucchini Au Gratin Apple Galette

Pond Skimming

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Can you skim across the 120 foot pond? Awards for best costume, style and splash.

Live Apres Music

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a hoppin' apres time. Al's Pals will be playing in the Lincoln Peak Courtyard from 3 PM - 6 PM.

Cooking Class – Global Cuisine: Tastes of Vietnam

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This Southern Asian country lays claim to many fresh and inspired flavors, focusing on the simplicity of its ingredients. In this class we will focus on some of the more popular Vietnamese dishes and learn how to make a meal reminiscent of your favorite restaurant.   MENU Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls Bun Cha – Beef with Vermicelli Noodles Bahn Mi – Vietnamese Pork Sandwich Pickled Carrots and Daikon Sweet Dessert Soup

Vermonte Carlo Night “Luau Party”

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

A Fayston Elementary School Fundraiser. Silent auction, raffle, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, casino tables and live music from the Panda Party!

BEYOND PERENNIALS, Gardening in Vermont Soils

April 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Mountain Gardeners invites the public to join them for a presentation by guest lecturer and author Henry Homeyer entitled ""Beyond Perennials, Gardening in Vermont Soils"  to be held at The Big Picture Theater on Tuesday, April 10 at 1:30PM.  Mr. Homeyer is the author of many gardening books, including "The Vermont Gardener's Companion". Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Cooking Class – Upscale Classics: National Grilled Cheese Day

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Nothing is better on a cold night than to go for a warm bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, join us as we enjoy twists on the sandwich as well as other classic comfort foods.   MENU Tomato Florentine Soup Pulled Pork and Gouda Grilled Cheese Brie, Avocado and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sweet Potato Noodles with Dried Cranberries Bourbon Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Cooking Class – Everyday Cooking: Cast Iron Cooking

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 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 Split Roasted Chicken with Maple Mustard Glaze Pan-Fried Pork Cutlets Stir Fried Broccoli Rabe Steamed Rice Pilaf with Vegetables Financier with Raspberries

Cooking Class – Chef’s Table: April Showers, Lighter Fare

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In the advent of the rain and warmer weather, lighter meals become far more inviting than the stews of winter. Join us for a night highlighting a warm and inviting restaurant quality meal focused on brighter flavors.   MENU Spring Pea Soup Pan Seared Halibut with Chowder Broth Buttered Carrot Ribbons and Asparagus Tips Roasted Baby Potatoes with Horseradish Panko Crust Lemon Soufflé

Stein’s Challenge

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Test your skills and endurance against one of Sugarbush's toughest trails.

Cooking Class – Ingredient Spotlight: Egg Cookery

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

It is said that the 100 pleats in a chef’s toque represent the myriad of ways that one can cook an egg. From over-easy to omelet, coddled to carbonara, learn some of the fun and exciting ways to transform this basic ingredient into next level dishes.   MENU Tortilla Espanola Baked Egg Bar Pad Thai Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg Blueberry Bread Pudding

Pirate Day at Mad River Green Shops

April 22 @ 7:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ahoy Mateys it is time for some treasure hunt fun. Get your mapz and pirate loot on April 22th from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Yo ho my lovelies to find the surprise, Mad River Green Shops, Waitsfield Vt.  Ye’ll find more information https://www.facebook.com/threemountaincafe/ Start the day off with waffles and continue the search for treasure. Ages 3-12

Cooking Class – Everyday Cooking: Two Meals, Two Ways

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Find yourself making the same meal night after night, thinking there is no new and inventive way to spice up that pork loin? In this class, we will be focusing on two separate meals, highlighting their ease of preparation using the same three base ingredients: chicken broth, pork loin and custard. MENU Egg Drop Soup Amish Chicken and Corn Soup Pork Stir Fry Maple Glazed Pork Loin Ginger Baked Custard Classic Crème Brulee

Cooking Class – Easy Entertaining: Tea Talk

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Afternoon Tea was a formal ritual dating back to the mid 1800’s in Britain. It served to combat hunger between lunch and dinner and was a way to show off status. In this class learn how to make some finger foods worthy of a tea party.   MENU Crab, Cucumber and Avocado Tea Sandwiches on Sourdough Bread Harvest Chicken Salad on Mini Bagels Linzer Cookies Blueberry Butter Scones Milk Chai

Spring Concert with The Mad River Chorale-Waterbury

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

"The Road Home” is a beautiful selection of songs of peace, reconciliation, and belonging, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, Robert De Cormier, Giuseppe Verdi, Randall Thompson, and Stephen Paulus, and the well-known poems of Robert Frost.   Waterbury Congregational Church Rte. 100 Adults $15 Seniors/Students 12-21 $12 Kids 11 and under Free For advance tickets and further information visit madriverchorale.net or call 496-4781.  

Spring Concert with The Mad River Chorale-Warren

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

"The Road Home” is a beautiful selection of songs of peace, reconciliation, and belonging, featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, Robert De Cormier, Giuseppe Verdi, Randall Thompson, and Stephen Paulus, and the well-known poems of Robert Frost. Warren United Church Main Street Adults $15 Seniors/Students 12-21 $12 Kids 11 and under Free For advance tickets and further information visit madriverchorale.net or call 496-4781.

Sip n’ Paint

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for an evening of fun and painting. This one will be a little different. We encourage you to bring something to paint on. Maybe a piece of barnboard, pallet, door, coffee table use your imagination. We are going to paint flags.  Yours can be just like Rita's or we will have many other samples available. If you don't have something to paint on, let us know and we can provide something. We provide all the paints, brushes, expertise…

Spring Gala Barn Dance

June 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our Spring Gala Barn Dance is back! Join us on Sunday, June 3rd at 8 PM for our spring fundraiser, featuring a New England barn dance with a live fiddle band, a silent auction, cash bar, and a special preview of our July production of Gypsy.  This is a dress-DOWN country affair! Pull out your jeans, cowboy hats, gingham dresses and join the hoe-down!  For more information contact your host, Peter Boynton at 802 496-4422. Tickets at: www.theskinnerbarn.com.

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