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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 –…

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Broadway Cabaret

June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join Broadway veteran, Peter Boynton and members of the cast of our summer musical, Gypsy, for a journey through our favorite Broadway show tunes!


July 18 @ 8:00 pm - July 29 @ 10:30 pm
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Considered by many to be the greatest of all American musicals, Gypsy tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, entitled Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s Most Celebrated Stripper. The memoir and the musical focus on the story of Gypsy Rose Lee’s mother, Rose, and earned Rose a place in the…

Vermont Barns and Bridges Festival

Vermont Barns & Bridges Festival

September 14 - September 16

There’s a new and exciting event coming to the Mad River Valley!  September 14th through September 16th,  Valley Arts and the Mad River Valley community present the first annual Barns and Bridges Festival—an original in the State of Vermont. The weekend of barn and farm tours, special covered bridge events, art exhibitions, workshops, specialty foods, photo ops and activities can be shared by the entire family.  And, the Festival will be the kick-off event for the fall foliage season, offering a…

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