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Human Nature/Nature Human

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - October 13 @ 5:00 pm

Human Nature/Nature Human Figurative and narrative oil paintings by Deborah Brown and Mark Barry May 25 through October 13, Saturdays & Sundays 12–5 pm  Deborah Brown's paintings focus on a lone female character, fearlessly nude, striding through a variety of natural settings, posing the questions: Do we understand the female as source of power? ..or do we reject female strength at face value? The figures are both recognizable and utterly strange.  Mark Barry's work reveals the human nature that is…

Billy Brauer Internship Program Raffle

July 17 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Frank Corso has generously donated a painting of his, “Pathways Through The Gardens,” to Valley Arts. In his own words he would like “to help Billy Brauer’s name live on in the place he dearly loved and chose to spend his life. ALL of the proceeds of this work will go to Valley Arts to be used to help others in Billy Brauer’s name. “My hope is that this will be only the start of what will become an ongoing…

Yoga as a Life Practice – Kickstart Staycation Retreat in the Mad River Valley

July 18 @ 7:00 am - July 24 @ 8:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 7:00am, repeating until July 20, 2019

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until July 20, 2019

Yoga is a great life practice. We don't often time to develop our process of self inquiry and solidify our practice for home. This is a great opportunity to connect more deeply with a group of 7 yogis!

Valley League Night

July 24 @ 12:00 am

Join fellow golfers for some spirited fun and competition on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.

SPA Yoga experience

Yoga al Fresco: YesterYoga @ Yestermorrow

July 24 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Y for Yoga and Yestermorrow! Open to the public, YesterYoga was created for you, whether you've never tried yoga, feel too inflexible to do yoga, have a regular practice or would simply enjoy breath and movement outoors. Why join us? FUN! Plus ... restore your energy ... boost your confidence ... increase your awareness and sensory engagement ... and reduce the effects of stress. Make the most of your Wednesday evening (and still make it to The Roundup at The…

22nd Festival of the Arts

July 25 - September 2

A true feast for the senses takes place with the 22nd Annual Vermont Festival of the Arts in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. This month-long celebration has been labeled a “Time Honored Event” by the Vermont Department of Tourism. There is something for everyone in the entire family. Immerse yourself in workshops, learn a new craft or hone your cooking skills. For a more relaxed time take in a music or theater event between your casual visits to gardens,…

Warren Garden Tour

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  Valley Arts and Yestermorrow Garden Tour 2019 View the hidden gardens of the Mad River Valley Valley Arts and Yestermorrow present the 2019 Garden Tour of residential gardens in Warren on July 25. Led by landscape designers from Broadleaf, it will be an opportunity to learn what plants thrive in these towns, explore outstanding creative spaces and gain landscaping tips. Participants will walk the Warren tour. Follow up with lunch at the Pitcher Inn. Valley Arts and Yestermorrow are…

$35 Thursdays at Sugarbush Golf Club

July 25 @ 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.

Ladies’ Night Clinic with PGA Pro Roger King

July 25 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This clinic is appropriate for women of all levels who would like to advance their golf skills.

Live Music @ MRG’s General Stark’s Pub

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until August 22, 2019

Each and every Thursday evening there is live music at Mad River Glen's legendary General Stark's Pub.  Check out the MRG Event Calendar for details on who's playing. The Pub is open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights along with Sunday Brunch.

Better By Two – Broadway musical revue at The Skinner Barn

July 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 28, 2019

Better By Two is an evening of old and new Broadway duets performed by six performers. Broadway veteran Peter Boynton has taken his favorite Broadway duets and woven them together to form a richly entertaining evening of song, passion and story telling. This show is appropriate for all ages.

Mindfulness

Meditation: A Guided Practice

July 26 @ 7:30 am - 8:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Friday, repeating until January 3, 2020

Explore the possibilities of mindfulness through "the sitting" practice. The Sitting Still Like a Frog books have done wonders for children (and their parents) by offering simple mindfulness practices and activities to help ages 5-12 deal with anxiety, improve concentration, and handle difficult emotions. This guided morning meditation practice offers something similar for adults, though not in book form. Explore the building blocks of a meditation practice including how to sit/situate and adjust your body for maximum benefit, the power…

Rigid Heddle Weaving

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. One…

Big Red Barn Art Show

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - September 2 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 2, 2019

2019 marks the 22nd year of the Big Red Barn Art Show, held in the Red Barn Galleries at Lareau Farm in Waitsfield.  It will run from July 26th through September 2nd, 2019. Show hours are Noon to 9 pm, Thursday through Sunday each week, following the calendar of American Flatbread. This year the Big Red Barn Show welcomes Vermont artisans into the exhibit, incorporating the previously titled “Multi-Medium” show.  It’s block-buster show that will last for six weeks! A gala…

Slow-flow yoga igniting all the senses.

SPA Yoga: Relax, Restore, Refresh

July 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until January 3, 2020

A Friday evening slowdown that appeals to all your senses and transports you to new heights of relaxation. The gentle, slow, mindful SPA Yoga® practice spends time opening all energetic points of the body to leave you with a blissed out feeling. Class concludes with an extended savasana and guided meditation. During SPA, you may discover: Extra hands-on assists Head and neck massages A calming candlelit atmosphere Delightful scents Calming music Be prepared to feel like you just walked out…

Introduction to Natural Dyeing

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  Kristen Judkins, fiber artist and shepherd of Gilead Fiber Farm in Bethel, VT, will be teaching this introductory workshop.  Workshop will cover a lot of ground. What plants, insects and fungi we can use? How to harvest and prep items for dyeing. Mordants…what they are, why and how we use them.  Pre-mordant, mordant in the pot, post-mordant to alter color. Brief discussion about indigo…how to prepare and use (this vat will be made in advance). Preparation of dye pots…

14th Star Brewing – Beer Tasting

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Dreamed up on the back of a notebook in the deserts of Afghanistan, Matt and Steve opened 14th Star Brewery in 2012.  The core lineup includes an IPA, a double IPA and a Maple Breakfast Stout that is out of this world.  14th Star is...

Strings and Wings

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Come down to the Hogans Pub deck and listen to some amazing music by the Detonators while enjoying great food deals!

Intro to Free-Form Tapestry Weaving

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you are looking for a new fiber craft, would like to find a way to put all the odds and ends of your yarn stash to good use, or would like to learn weaving on a smaller scale to start, this workshop will check all the boxes! Free-form weaving on a small frame loom is a fun introduction to traditional handweaving techniques. Create a beautiful work of art that you can hang on your wall when you are done!  Small…

Big Red Barn Art Show Reception

July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A gala opening reception is planned for Sunday, July 28th from 5-7 pm.  All are invited to this free event.  Enjoy area artist and artisan work, Anthony Santor’s jazz combo, tasty food, and beverages. The Big Red Barn Art Show is actually three exhibitions in one: there’s the main exhibit, with up to three pieces of art or craftwork for each artist; the small works show with one wall-hung piece per artist, none larger than 16 inches wide or tall; and the…

50% off Dinner at Rumble’s Kitchen

July 29 @ 12:00 am

Join us at Rumble's Kitchen every Monday evening for 50% off the dinner menu.

Harwood Cross Country Fun Run/Walk

July 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Harwood Union High School Trails, RT 100, Duxbury ​ ​Every Monday evening until school starts.  Sign up starts at 6pm and runs begin at 6:30pm, rain or shine.​ ​Distance options: ​ ½ mile kids fun run​ 1.7 mile trail run​ 4 mile Sky Run over single-track and hilly terrain​ ​Children 12 and under free, 13 to 18 $3, 19 and up $6, family season pass $50.​ ​All proceeds will be used to support the Cross Country team’s annual trip to Belfast, Maine…

Mad River Rippers Kids Ride

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Join us for a free fun kids group ride every Tuesday evening all summer! Everyone from striders to riders welcome. Send an email to bob@madriverriders.com to sign up and get more info.

Mad River Eye Care Anniversary Open House

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us at Mad River Eye Care as we celebrate 1 year in The Valley!  Come meet, or catch up with Dr. Mitchell and staff.  Enjoy a tour of our facility.  Partake of light refreshments.  Raffles for Mad River Eye Care merchandise, and items from our vendors.

Bear North Festival

August 2 - August 3

When you arrive at the intersection of music, art and beer, Bear North!

On Golden Pond

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, repeating until August 17, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Friday, repeating until August 18, 2019

Originally produced in by the Valley Players in 1982, On Golden Pond tells the love story of Ethel (Donna Carron Cristen, Waitsfield) and Norman (J. Louis Reid, Milton) Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter, Chelsea (Mikki Nucci, Waitsfield) and her dentist fiancé (Paul Cavaliere, Montpelier), who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son (Robert Nucci, Waitsfield) behind for the summer. The boy…

Mad River Taste Week

Mad River Taste Week

August 3
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One event on August 3, 2019 at 12:00am

The 2nd Annual Mad River Taste Week will take place from August 3rd to August 10th 2019 in the Mad River Valley. We will celebrate the makers and growers of the Mad River Valley with tours, tastings, dinners and other special events during Mad River Taste Week.  This is a great opportunity to discover all of the incredible food and drink that is coming from of our community, made by our friends and neighbors and sought by foodies across the…

App Gap Challenge Rollerski Race

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Dual technique Rollerski Race/Challenge. Uphill event 5km for women, 7km for men.  Last year 119 skiers charged to the summit of Appalachian Gap, including juniors, Olympians and masters skiers.  We expect up to 200 skiers this year.  New for 2019 -  there will be a Touring Division (Ski The Gap at your own pace before the race starts). NENSA and the Central Vermont Co-Op are happy to host the tenth addition of the App Gap Challenge.  Competitors rollerski a pursuit…

Pig Roast on the Green

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

We’re kicking off Mad River Taste week with a pig roast feast featuring dishes highlighting local farms and food producers!  Babette’s Table and Mad River Food Hub are collaborating to spit-roast a whole Von Trapp Farmstead pig, deboned and...

needle felting

Needle Felting

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Needle felting is a delightful craft which is relaxing, inexpensive and potentially addictive. Needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with special barbed needles. The needle barbs catch scales on the wool fibers causing them to bind together, eventually turning a handful of fluffy wool into the shape you want. The cost of the workshop includes instruction on the basics of needle felting and all supplies needed to make a felted butterfly in one session. One class session; available dates listed below. Instructor: Susan Snider

VT Food and Farm Tour Sampler

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Listen to the story of how Dave Hartshorn got started with vegetable farming and some of what it takes to grow organic veggies and fruits.

Visit some of the plants and guess what's growing. 

Find out what may likely be growing in...

Drop-In Spinning

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to learn a new technique, fine tune your spinning wheel, and enjoy a day of spinning? We will review wheel maintenance and explore different drafting and plying techniques. Beginners welcome. Please bring your wheel or try one of our floor models. One class session. Instructor: Susan Snider

Hand-blown drinking cups

Glass Blowing Day Camp: Kids Learn to Blow Glass

August 5 @ 9:00 am - August 9 @ 12:00 pm

Learn basic principles of glass blowing all the way through to finishing complex pieces. This week-long camp (5 half-days) starts with safety and ends with students creating their own finished pieces. Students will explore: Properties of hot and cold glass Tools usage for glass blowing (a wet newspaper? a common kitchen knife? yes!) How glass moves The art of gathering The science of blowing glass (and how color works) What it means to "gaffer The power of gravity How to…

Collaborative Brewing Tour

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

We have a new brewery in town and we want everyone to check them out.  Come and meet the guys behind Collaborative Brewing, see their new space and talk with them about all things beer!

Glass Flameworking Camp: Kids Make Glass Beads, Small Sculptures & More

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - August 9 @ 4:00 pm
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One event on July 23, 2019 at 1:00pm

Learn basic principles of glass flameworking all the way through to finishing your own pieces. This week-long camp (5 half-days) starts with safety and ends with students creating their own finished pieces. Students will explore: Properties of hot and cold glass The science and safety of managing the "torch" How to melt glass in an open flame Ways to interpret the movement and color of glass The art and science of bead making, marble making and glass sculpting How to…

Bee to Bottle

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Meet Gib Geiger of Mountain Valley Farm and Teddy Weber of Tin Hat Cider – beekeeper and cider maker.  Gib keeps bees on his orchard and they pollinate the trees that produce apples which Teddy turns into his award winning cider.  Learn...

Tour of Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponics

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at Green Mountain Harvest Hydroponics for a tour of their state of the art hydroponic greenhouse.  Learn about their sustainable biomass heating system and see how they produce delicious greens and herbs year round.  Green Mountain...

Tour and Tasting at Awake Coffee

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Located in the heart of Waitsfield, Awake Coffee is producing some of the best coffee in Vermont.  Join them for a tour of their roasted facility (located inside the town favorite Sweet Spot Café) followed by a “cupping” to taste their...

Mad River Distillers Tasting

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Mad River Taste Place for a complimentary tasting from Mad River Distillers.  Founded in the Mad River Valley in 2011, Mad River Distillers produces award winning rum, bourbon, rye, and apple brandy – all packed with the flavor...

Little Hogback Farm Maple Tasting

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Little Hogback Farm, a maple producer from just over the mountain in Bristol will be on hand in the Taste Place for a complimentary tasting of their delicious syrup, and also their maple candies which they produce at the Mad River Food Hub. ...

Von Trapp Farmstead Cheese Tasting

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Von Trapp Farmstead is nationally known for their award-winning cheeses produced right here in Waitsfield.  They’ll be at the Taste Place for a complimentary tasting of their products including Savage, Oma, and Mad River Blue.  Taste the...

Tour of Vermont Bean Crafters

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

Created in 2009, Bean Crafters was born out of a love affair with beans. They wanted to craft tasty, affordable, locally and organically sourced products that were rooted in the simple but oh so nutritious and delicious bean.  Supporting staple...

Beer & Cheese Pairing – Featuring Von Trapp Farmstead and Lawson’s Finest Liquids

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The best trend in food right now?  Beer and cheese pairings!  We are fortunate to have two award winning producers right in the Mad River Valley.  Join Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Von Trapp Farmstead as they pair their beer and...

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Brewery Tour

August 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for a tour of the beautiful state of the art Lawson's Finest Liquids brewery.  See the behind the scenes operations of how you favorite beer is brewed and canned.

Mad River Fiber Arts Mill Tour

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

While you can’t technically eat it, fiber is an important part of sustainable livestock agriculture.  We’re lucky enough to have a mill right here in the Valley for local farmers to custom process their fiber into usable products.  Join us...

Goodmix Tasting

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Andrew from Goodmix for a complimentary tasting at the Mad River Taste Place.  His delicious mix of seeds and nuts is a nutrient dense addition to yogurt, applesauce, or smoothies, and it’s made right here at the Mad River Food Hub.

Knoll Farm Tour

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Gather at Knoll Farm for a tour of one of the most interesting and scenic farms in the Mad River Valley.  Join farmers Helen and Peter as they walk you through their Icelandic Sheep breeding operation, their famous blueberry patch, and also...

Mad River Fiber Arts Mill Tour 2

August 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

While you can’t technically eat it, fiber is an important part of sustainable livestock agriculture.  We’re lucky enough to have a mill right here in the Valley for local farmers to custom process their fiber into usable products.  Join us...

Mad River Food Hub Tour

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

See behind the scenes of where many of your favorite Mad River Valley artisans produce their goods.  Founded in 2011 with the aim of supporting local businesses, the Mad River Food Hub is a fully licensed USDA processing facility for meats...

Collaborative Brewing Tasting at the Warren Store

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the crew from Collaborative Brewing for a tasting of their excellent beer at the Warren Store!  There are some really new and exciting beers coming from Vermont that aren't IPA's, come by to hear Collaborative's story and taste...

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