Events in Burlington, Vermont – February 20th – 22nd

There’s always something to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend…

Friday, February 20th, 2014

Creative Writing Workshop

Lit lovers analyze works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Continues through Feb. 27 at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister: www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com

Wellness Co-op’s Open Mic

Local performers share songs, poetry, jokes and more. Fri., Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

ECHO’s ChampFest

Families celebrate Lake Champlain’s mythical monster with the “Believer or Skeptic” program and other themed activities. Through March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

Music With Robert

Sing-alongs with Robert Resnik entertain music lovers. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Fri., Feb. 6, 10:30-11 a.m., Fri., Feb. 13, 10:30-11 a.m. and Fri., Feb. 20, 10:30-11 a.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.

Stories With Megan

Captivating tales entertain budding bookworms ages 2 through 5. Fri., Feb. 20, 11-11:30 a.m. at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. Free.

Community Vinyasa With Candace

Students of all skill levels deepen the body-mind-breath connection. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. Continues through May 1 at South End Studio in Burlington. $6.

Fauré Quartett

A visionary approach and knack for experimentation inform the award-winning foursome’s interpretation of works by Mahler, Fauré and Brahms. Fri., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $10-25.

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Area musicians put a contemporary spin on classical chamber music. Fri., Feb. 20, 8-10:30 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $10.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The UVM Department of Theatre stages the Bard’s comedy about a series of calamities caused by a pair of young lovers. Feb. 18-20, 7:30-10 p.m., Feb. 21-22, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4:30 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington.$15-22. Tickets: http://www.uvmtheatre.org/tickets-muchado.html

 

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Saturday, February 21st, 2014

Burlington’s 150th Birthday celebration

Mark your calendars! The City of Burlington turns 150 years old on February 21, 2015, and is planning a day of celebration! Details and more information: http://burlingtonvt.gov/Burlington150

Vince Feeney

The historian highlights lesser-known players in the Queen City’s past in “Movers and Shakers in Burlington’s History.” Sat., Feb. 21, 11 a.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

‘Growing Up In the Queen City’

Native residents of all ages reminisce about their childhoods as part of Burlington’s 150th anniversary celebration. Sat., Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

‘Little Jerusalem’

Archival images and interviews with their descendants tell the story of Lithuanian Jews who settled in Burlington during the late 19th century. A discussion follows. Sat., Feb. 21, 1 p.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free

Chocolate Tasting

Chocoholics sample confections and discover the six steps involved in evaluating flavor profiles. Saturdays, 3 p.m. at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.

Wine Tasting: Beaujolais: Natural Mood Booster

Vintages from Jean-Paul Brun, Guy Breton and Jean Foillard reflect a dedication to honoring nature with minimal intervention winemaking. Sat., Feb. 21, 1-5 p.m. at Dedalus Wine Shop in Burlington. Free.

Midwinter Musical Feast

Tasty fare and craft brews complement first-class vocals from Maple Jam, Front Porch Foursome and the Vermont Choral Union, among others. Sat., Feb. 21, 4-7 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $20 suggested donation; cash bar. Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-winter-musical-feast-tickets-15489491486?ref=ebtnebtckt

Generator Membership Orientation

A guided tour of Burlington’s newest maker space highlights facilities, equipment, tools and more. Thu., Feb. 19, 6-7 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 21, 4-5 p.m. at Generator in Burlington. $10; preregister; limited space: http://generatorvt.com/calendar/#!event/2015/2/21/generator-membership-orientation

Debbie Bookchin

The award-winning journalist presents The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies & the Promise of Direct Democracy, a collection of essays by her late father, Murray Bookchin. Sat., Feb. 21, 2 p.m. at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington. Free.

Bike Jam

Gearheads help low-income Vermonters with repairs, while others craft jewelry out of old bicycle parts or help out around the shop. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through April 18 at Bike Recycle Vermont in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

Entrepreneur Yoga

Business owners hit the mat for poses designed to strengthen the body-mind connection and break down self-imposed barriers to success. Sat., Feb. 21, 1-2 p.m. at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Saturday Story Time

Little ones and their caregivers listen to entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through April 25 at Phoenix Books (Burlington) in Burlington. Free

ECHO Story Explorers: Champ

Does the famed lake monster really exist? Children learn about the kid-friendly mythical creature. Sat., Feb. 21, 10:30 a.m. and Tue., Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

ECHO’s ChampFest

Families celebrate Lake Champlain’s mythical monster with the “Believer or Skeptic” program and other themed activities. Through March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

Tassel Awards

Green Mountain Cabaret and the Sugar Shakers roll out the green carpet to salute all things burlesque in Vermont. Sat., Feb. 21, 8-9:30 p.m. at Club Metronome in Burlington. $10-15. Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/768749

‘But I Can’t Dance!’

Green Mountain Cabaret’s Callista Rugo helps dancers push past personal limits and focus on movements that target the hips, legs and feet. Sat., Feb. 21, 1-3 p.m. at ONE Arts Center in Burlington. $15-17; $30 per couple: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/but-i-cant-dance-tickets-15586484595

Shantala Shivalingappa

The master of the classic Indian dance kuchipudi elevates her craft to visual storytelling. Sat., Feb. 21, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $15-40.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The UVM Department of Theatre stages the Bard’s comedy about a series of calamities caused by a pair of young lovers. Feb. 18-20, 7:30-10 p.m., Feb. 21-22, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4:30 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington. $15-22. Tickets: http://www.uvmtheatre.org/tickets-muchado.html

 

Sunday, February 22nd, 2014

Wintervale

Wintervale on Sunday, February 22 from 10 AM – 2 PM! Come down to the Intervale and enjoy free cross country ski and snowshoe equipment rentals, over 3 miles of groomed XC ski trails, delicious food & warm drinks available to purchase, and family fun! Located in Burlington’s Intervale at 282 Intervale Road, Burlington. More info: https://www.facebook.com/skibtv

Chinese New Year Celebration

Foodies ring in the Year of the Sheep with a traditional eight-course feast benefiting the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. Sun., Feb. 22, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. at A Single Pebble in Burlington. $100; preregister, limited space: https://www.gifttool.com/donations/Donate?ID=1820&AID=3726

Kids Cooking Class: Exploring Tropical Fruits

Wee ones ages 4 and up tempt their tastebuds with creative preparations of bananas, pineapple, coconut and more. Sun., Feb. 22, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at City Market/Onion River Co-op in Burlington. $5-10; preregister, limited space: https://www.citymarket.coop/calendar/2015-02-22/kids-class-exploring-tropical-fruits-ages-4

Secrets of Baking Gluten-Free Bread

Anna Mays helps foodies create a customized flour blend for Brazilian cheese rolls, focaccia bread and other tasty treats. Sun., Feb. 22, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at McClure Multigenerational Center in Burlington. $5-10; preregister, limited space: https://www.citymarket.coop/calendar/2015-02-22/secrets-baking-gluten-free-bread

ECHO’s ChampFest

Families celebrate Lake Champlain’s mythical monster with the “Believer or Skeptic” program and other themed activities. Through March 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50

OK ABC Practice

A: Who am I? B: What do I want to be? C: How can I change the world? An open meeting welcomes those looking to explore these inquiries. Sundays, 4:45-6 p.m. Continues through Jan. 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Dimanches French Conversation

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 24 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Nia with Linda

Drawing from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, sensory-based movements inspire participants to explore their potential. Sundays, 9-10 a.m. at South End Studio in Burlington. $14.

Sound Bath: Earth Gong, Didgerioo & Singing Bowls

Participants tap into the healing properties of intentional soundscapes. Sun., Feb. 22, 7-8 p.m. at Sacred Mountain Studio in Burlington. $5-10 suggested donation; preregister: http://sacredmountainstudio.com/ai1ec_event/sound-bath-4/?instance_id=11850

Night Parlor Performance Slam

Folks take the stage with brief works of poetry, prose, comedy, dance and music. Proceeds benefit the Burlington Performance Support Project. Sun., Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. at ONE Arts Center in Burlington. $8-10; free for members. More info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/night-parlor-performance-slam-tickets-15107622305

Faculty Scholarship Recital

A showcase of music and dance by UVM faculty raises funds for the cost of private instruction for UVM music majors. Sun., Feb. 22, 2-3:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. Donations.

Coney Island Rock & Roll Roadshow

A vaudevillian adventure brings burlesque babes, sideshow stunts and shenanigans to the stage. Sun., Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $8.

‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The UVM Department of Theatre stages the Bard’s comedy about a series of calamities caused by a pair of young lovers. Feb. 18-20, 7:30-10 p.m., Feb. 21-22, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 22, 2-4:30 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington. $15-22. Tickets: http://www.uvmtheatre.org/tickets-muchado.html

 

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://www.chrishurdvt.com/.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, FindAndGoSeek.net, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – October 4th – 5th

There’s always something to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend…

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

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Fiddle Workshop with Pascal Gemme

Intermediate and advanced players hone their bow-and-string skills with Québécois musician Pascal Gemme. Sat., Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Burlington Violin Shop in Burlington. $10 suggested donation; preregister; limited space: http://youngtraditionvermont.org/events/fiddle-workshop-adults-pascal-gemme/

Ghostacular: ParaCon

Costumes are encouraged at a paranormal preview to Halloween featuring vendors, healers, readers and workshops. Sat., Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hilton Hotel in Burlington. $7.

Sarah Ramsey Strong 5K

Runners honor the memory of the former Champlain College student and raise funds for the scholarship in her name. An after-party follows at ArtsRiot. Registration, 2-4 p.m.; run,4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 4, 4 p.m. at Emergent Media Center, Champlain College in Burlington. $10-100. More information: http://www.active.com/burlington-vt/running/distance-running-races/sarah-ramsey-strong-5k-2014

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through Oct. 11 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

UVM Historic Tour

Professor emeritus William Averyt references architectural gems and notable personalities on a walk through campus. Meet at the Ira Allen statue. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11 at University Green, UVM in Burlington. Free; preregister at uvm.edu

Youth Speak Out

Area youth voice opinions about pressing current issues such as Vermont’s opiate epidemic and the events in Ferguson, Mo. Deejayed tunes and live entertainment complete the drug-free evening. Sat., Oct. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. Free.

ECHO Story Explorers: ‘The Very Quiet Cricket’

A reading of Eric Carle’s best-selling children’s book paves the way for a real-life observation of the instrumental insects. Sat., Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

The folk duo treats listeners to traditional tunes in “Ashokan Farwell: The Civil War and Beyond.” Sat., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Fleming Museum, University of Vermont in Burlington. $15-30.

Forsake: Fall Kick-Off Party

Live music and gear giveaways fête the footwear company defined by form, function, urban sensibility and a DIY business model. Sat., Oct. 4, 9 p.m.-12 a.m. at Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington. Free; $5 after 10 p.m.; cash bar. preregister, limited space: http://gearx.com/blog/events/

Indigenous Peoples Movies

Films from ethnographer Ned Castle and award-winning filmmaker Matt Day explore basket-making, drumming, language and fellowship. Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30 at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $10.50-13.50.

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City’s finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington. $45.

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Laser-Cutter Training

Tinkerers learn machine safety and maintenance, file formatting, material usage and operational procedures. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Generator in Burlington. $20; preregister: http://generatorvermont.com/events/

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

‘A Grand Night for Singing’

Memorable Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes from Oklahoma, South Pacific and other Broadway classics anchor this UVM Theatre production. Fri., Oct. 3, 7:30-10 p.m., Sat., Oct. 4, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m., Through Oct. 11, 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 2-4:30 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington. $18-25. Tickets: http://uvmtheatre.org/tickets-grandnight.html

‘The Prima Donettes’

Girls Nite Out Productions channels top female recording artists of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in this hip-shaking musical revue. Through Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m., Through Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 2 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $18-22.

‘October Souls’

A three-day theatrical fest packs a punch with three solo shows per night. See offcentervt.com for details. Fri., Oct. 3, 8 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 4, 8 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $8-15.

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Harvest Run/Walk for Sustainability

Families make strides on 1K and 5K romps through farm fields and dirt roads. Proceeds benefit the Sustainability Academy. Sun., Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Intervale Center in Burlington. $5-15; $30 per family. More info: http://www.citymarket.coop/harvestfunrun

Raindate: Green Mountain Animal Defenders Walk for Farmed Animals

A stroll in black attire through downtown Burlington memorializes the billions of animals lost to food production. Walk route is up Church St., make a right onto Pearl Street, then up to Willard Street, to make our way back to Church via Main street, 1.5 miles total. Sun., Oct. 5, 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tradewinds (formerly Yankee Candle), 110 Church Street in Burlington. Free; donations accepted. http://www.razoo.com/team/Gmad-Walk-For-Farmed-Animals

Indigenous Peoples Movies

Films from ethnographer Ned Castle and award-winning filmmaker Matt Day explore basket-making, drumming, language and fellowship. Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Nov. 30 at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $10.50-13.50.

Kidical Mass Group Bicycle Ride

Families take a leisurely spin around the Queen City. Sun., Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Maglianero Café in Burlington. Free

Marina Sitrin

The internationally renowned scholar of social movements discusses current issues, as reflected in her book They Can’t Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy From Greece to Occupy. Sun., Oct. 5, 1-2:30 p.m. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington. Free.

Sharon Webster

Poetry and visual art fill the pages of Everyone Lives Here. Sun., Oct. 5, 3 p.m. at Davis Studio in Burlington. Free.

Davorka Gosto

A Mother’s Journey Through War recounts the author’s struggle to keep her family intact during the Bosnian War. Sun., Oct. 5, 4-6 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Rick & the All-Star Ramblers CD Release Party

Western-swing tunes inspired by the Green Mountain State dominate the recently released Welcome to OUR Vermont. Special guests and tours of the band’s 1957 Flxible Starliner round out the day. Sun., Oct. 5, 4 p.m. at Hotel Vermont’s Juniper Hall in Burlington. Free.

Soul Purpose Development: Light Body Meditation

Cynthia Warwick Seiler helps attendees access their higher selves in a focused practice. First Sunday of every month, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Nov. 2 at Rainbow Institute in Burlington. $15 suggested donation.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront

A spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain with Thea Lewis elicits thrills and chills. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Sun., Oct. 5, 6 p.m. at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Queen City Ghostwalk: Lakeview Cemetery

Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a grave adventure through historic headstones. Parking available at Burlington High School. Meet at Louisa Howard Chapel 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26 at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Dimanches French Conversation

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 24 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Balkan Singing & Folk Dancing

Folks lift their voices with Flo Fooden, then join Louise Brill and friends, who organize them into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. No partner necessary. Sun., Oct. 5, 4-7 p.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $6 suggested donation.

Nia with Suzy

Drawing from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, sensory-based movements inspire participants to explore their potential. Sundays, 9-10 a.m. at South End Studio in Burlington. $14.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 28 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

Student Choreography Showcase

UVM dance composition students perform original works in various styles. Sun., Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. Free.

‘The Prima Donettes’

Girls Nite Out Productions channels top female recording artists of the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s in this hip-shaking musical revue. Through Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 5, 2 p.m., Through Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 2 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $18-22.

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – August 29th – 31st

There’s always something to do in Burlington, Vermont. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend…

 

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Friday, August 29th, 2014

‘Andy ‘A-Dog’ Williams: A Video Tribute’

A pizza party complete with samples of 14th Star Brewing Company’s A-Dog Ale and tunes from Friends for A-Dog Vol. 1 gives way to the premiere of Seth Neary’s film. Proceeds benefit Friends for A-Dog. Fri., Aug. 29, 6 p.m. at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $10. As of 8/25/14, only 60 tickets available for 6pm! A second showing will also be held at  8:30 p.m. More info: http://www.friendsforadog.com/

ArtsRiot Food Truck Stop

Gourmet eats and local libations from mobile kitchens satisfy discerning palates. Fridays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 10 at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Cost of food and drink. More info: http://artsriot.com/ai1ec_event/artsriot-truck-stop/?

City Hall Park Lunchtime Performance

Cajun rhythms by the Green Mountain Playboys spice up an outdoor show. Fri., Aug. 29, 12-1 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free. More info: http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/Imagine_City_Hall_Park/

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Healthy Aging Week at the Y

Folks aspiring to be fit after 50 explore various health-related topics with local experts. Wed., Aug. 27, 4-5 p.m., Thu., Aug. 28, 2 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 29, 10:15-11:15 a.m. at Greater Burlington YMCA (Burlington) in Burlington. Free. More info: http://www.gbymca.org/healthy-aging-week/

Burlington Bike Party: ‘Fairy Tale’

Costumed riders’ safe and fun bicycling in a non-competitive group setting on a themed monthly ride through the Queen City. Rides are generally 8-12 miles with a new route each month. Costumes and music are encouraged. Meet at the northeast corner of the park at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 29, 8 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free. Information: www.burlingtonbikeparty.org

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Laughter Yoga – New time!

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Circle

Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fridays, 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through July 25 at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

 

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

A-Dog Day

A day of skateboarding, art, food and music celebrates the life and legacy of Andy “A-Dog” Williams. A silent auction and bone marrow drive benefit Mixed Marrow. Sat., Aug. 30, 3 p.m. at Various locations in Burlington. Free. Information: www.friendsforadog.com

The Great Donut Race

Cyclists will be given a map with race checkpoints, which will consist of local cafes and bakeshops throughout Burlington and Winooski.  All racers will check in at each and get stamped. At this point, racers have the option of eating up to three donuts per checkpoint to shave minutes off their finish time.  The race begins and ends at Arts Riot. An awards ceremony and reception complete this benefit for Local Motion. Check-in, 10 a.m.; race, 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $10; preregister: http://artsriot.com/ai1ec_event/the-great-donut-race/?instance_id=540

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers listen to entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Phoenix Books in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through Oct. 11 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

UVM Historic Tour

Professor emeritus William Averyt references architectural gems and notable personalities on a walk through campus. Meet at the Ira Allen statue. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11 at University Green, UVM in Burlington. Free; preregister at uvm.edu

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through August 30 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Break It! Make It! Family Workshop

Rachel Hooper helps tinkerers ages 8 through 12 and their adult companions transform old toys and household junk into DIY creations. Sat., Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Generator in Burlington. $20.

Chocolate Tasting

Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City’s finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Intro to Illustrator: Vector Graphics & Line Art

Brian O’Neill covers the fundamentals of the computer drawing program in an interactive workshop. Sat., Aug. 30, 12-3 p.m. at Generator in Burlington. $20

Green Mountain Cabaret

Rhinestones meet rock-and-roll when burlesque dancers shake and shimmy in “Bootlegs Live.” Sat., Aug. 30, 8-9:30 p.m. at Club Metronome in Burlington. $10-15; for ages 18 and up. More info & tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/648057

 

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Israeli Folk Dancing

All ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Sun., Aug. 31, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Lakeview Cemetery

Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a grave adventure through historic headstones. Parking available at Burlington High School. Meet at Louisa Howard Chapel 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 26 at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Community Vinyasa Yoga

Rose Bryant helps students focus on breath, intention and inner balance. Sundays, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

Community Restorative Yoga

Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body balance. Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=141607

Yogic Science: Pranayama and Meditation

Mindfulness techniques focus the senses and support an asana practice. Proceeds benefit the Center for Mindful Learning. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 28 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.
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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – July 18th – 20th

There’s always something to do in Burlington, Vermont. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend…

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Friday, July 18th, 2014

City Hall Park Lunchtime Performances

Americana the beautiful! Foot-stomping tunes from Gusakov Trucking Company prove to be the perfect summertime treat. Fri., July 18, 12-1 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free. Concerts every Wednesday and Friday until September 5th. More info: http://www.burlingtoncityarts.org/Imagine_City_Hall_Park/

Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival: ‘From the British Isles’

A program of English works for the piano and strings concludes the festival’s 10th season. Pre-performance lecture, 6:45 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $25; free for students with ID.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Continues through Aug. 30 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Creative Writing Workshop

Lit lovers discuss works-in-progress penned by Burlington Writers Workshop members. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Continues through July 25 at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister at http://www.meetup.com/The-Burlington-Writers-Workshop/events/186314232/

Women’s Circle

Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fridays, 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through July 25 at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

ArtsRiot Food Truck Stop

Gourmet eats and local libations from mobile kitchens satisfy discerning palates. Fridays, 5-10 p.m. Continues through Oct. 10 at ArtsRiot in Burlington. Cost of food and drink. More info: http://artsriot.com/ai1ec_event/artsriot-truck-stop/

Vermont Brewers Festival – sold out

Cheers! Live music, workshops and an abundance of craft beer make for a sipping soirée to remember. Fri., July 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat., July 19, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. $30 includes souvenir glass and 15 tasting tickets; for ages 21 and up.

Blues Dance

Folks find rhythm at this grooving session open to all levels. No partner necessary, but clean-soled shoes are required. Beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 pm. Third Friday of every month, 8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 26 at Champlain Club in Burlington. $5.

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Laughter Yoga

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

‘Carrie, the Musical’

Based on Stephen King’s 1974 novel, this gripping tale of a high school outcast with destructive powers comes to life via a killer score. For ages 11 and up. Thu., July 17, 7 p.m., Fri., July 18, 2 & 7 p.m., Sat., July 19, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., July 20, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $14-16.  

 

 

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

ECHO Root Beer Float Day

Sips of this sweet treat complement farm-to-table picnic fare from award-winning caterer Sugarsnap. Sat., July 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $10.50-13.50; cost of food and drink.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through Aug. 30 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

UVM Historic Tour

Professor emeritus William Averyt references architectural gems and notable personalities on a walk through campus. Meet at the Ira Allen statue. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through Oct. 11 at University Green, UVM in Burlington. Free; preregister at uvm.edu

Chocolate Tasting

Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City’s finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45

Vermont Brewers Festival – sold out

Cheers! Live music, workshops and an abundance of craft beer make for a sipping soirée to remember. Sat., July 19, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. $30 includes souvenir glass and 15 tasting tickets; for ages 21 and up.

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through July 26 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

‘Tap Kids Spec-tap-u-lar’

The country’s top tap dancers ages 9 through 22 meld new work, live music and award-winning performances in a rousing New York Stage Originals’ production. Sat., July 19, 2:30-4 & 8-9:30 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). $25; limited space, tickets: http://tapkids.ticketleap.com/

DJ Yoga

Improvisational beats by DJ tonybonez set the tone for an invigorating practice led by Candace Taylor. Sat., July 19, 4-5 p.m. at Jenke Arts in Burlington. $10 suggested donation. Tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/ws.asp?studioid=157616&sessionChecked=true

RU12? Walking Group

Locals make strides in a supportive environment. Meet outside the store on Cherry Street. Sat., July 19, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Aug. 16, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 20, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Oct. 18, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 15, 9-11 a.m. and Sat., Dec. 20, 9-11 a.m. at Macy’s in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

Bike Jam

Gearheads help low-income Vermonters with repairs, while others craft jewelry out of old bicycle parts or help out around the shop. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through April 18 at Bike Recycle Vermont in Burlington. Free.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Vermont Drag Idol

Gender-bending kings, queens and in-betweens strut their sparkles and vie for the crown at this all-ages show. Proceeds benefit Outright Vermont. Sat., July 19, 8 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $6-15.

‘Carrie, the Musical’

Based on Stephen King’s 1974 novel, this gripping tale of a high school outcast with destructive powers comes to life via a killer score. For ages 11 and up. Sat., July 19, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., July 20, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $14-16.    

 

 

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Vermont Summer Music Festival: ‘An English Spring’

The Oriana Singers welcome violinist Emily Popham Gillins for a program of works by Haydn, Britten and others, with orchestral accompaniment. Sun., July 20, 4-6 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington. $2 Tickets: http://www.flynntix.org/see-description/an-english-spring/Details?perfNo=10948&perfCodePrefix=OVC15E

Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront

Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 3rd at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

BTV Flea

Market goers browse an eclectic mix of local artwork and vintage household goods. Wood-fired pizza and Switchback Brewing Company tours round out the afternoon. Sun., July 20, 12-4 p.m., Sun., Aug. 17, 12-4 p.m., Sun., Sept. 21, 12-4 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 19, 12-4 p.m. at Vintage Inspired in Burlington. Free.

Lavender Writes of Vermont

LGBT and LGBT-friendly writers hone their skills. Sun., July 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at RU12? Community Center in Burlington. Free.

Community Vinyasa Yoga

Rose Bryant helps students focus on breath, intention and inner balance. Sundays, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

Community Restorative Yoga

Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body balance. Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=141607

Yogic Science: Pranayama and Meditation

Mindfulness techniques focus the senses and support an asana practice. Proceeds benefit the Center for Mindful Learning. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 28 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

‘Carrie, the Musical’

Based on Stephen King’s 1974 novel, this gripping tale of a high school outcast with destructive powers comes to life via a killer score. For ages 11 and up. Thu., July 17, 7 p.m., Fri., July 18, 2 & 7 p.m., Sat., July 19, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., July 20, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $14-16.

 

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – June 20th – 22nd

There’s always things to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend…
Friday, June 20th, 2014

Burlington Wine & Food Festival eventsBWFF

Join us for an exciting lineup of events in the days leading up to festival weekend! Winemakers from around the world will team up with some of the best chefs in Vermont to create unique menus highlighting their creativity and showcasing thrilling food and wine pairings. More info: http://www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com/

City Hall Park Lunchtime Performances

Swale belts out rock and Americana tunes at a midday show. Fri., June 20, 12-1 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sat., June 7, 8 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Blues Dance at Champlain Club

Folks find rhythm at this grooving session open to all levels. No partner necessary, but clean-soled shoes are required. Beginner lesson, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8 pm. Third Friday of every month, 8:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 26 at Champlain Club in Burlington, $5

Elizabeth Warren

The Massachusetts senator details her 20-year journey in Washington in a discussion of her bestselling memoir A Fighting Chance. A Q&A follows. Fri., June 20, 3:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. $35-45; limited ticketsmore info: http://www.phoenixbooks.biz/, preregister at Phoenix Books Burlington: 802 448 3350

Women’s Circle

Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fri., June 6, 2-3:30 p.m., Fri., June 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Fri., June 20, 2-3:30 p.m. and Fri., June 27, 2-3:30 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Laughter Club

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

 

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Burlington Wine & Food Festival

Wine lovers and foodies pair palate-pleasing varietals and gourmet fare with seminars by noted international winemakers. Sat., June 21, 12 & 5 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. $50-60; for ages 21 and up with valid ID. More info: http://www.burlingtonwineandfoodfestival.com/

ArtsRiot The Cookout: Lobster Boil

Diners sit down to a casual feast of Maine lobsters and all-you-can-eat sides of baked potatoes, coleslaw, rolls and corn on the cob. Live music follows. Sat., June 21, 5 p.m. at ArtsRiot in Burlington. $22; $3-8 drinks; more information & to preregister: http://artsriot.com/ai1ec_event/lobster-boil/?instance_id=391

Chocolate Tasting

Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

VCAM Orientation

Video-production hounds learn basic concepts and nomenclature at an overview of VCAM facilities, policies and procedures. Sat., June 21, 11 a.m. at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City’s finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through May 31 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

RU12? Walking Group

Locals make strides in a supportive environment. Meet outside the store on Cherry Street. Sat., June 21, 9-11 a.m., Sat., July 19, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Aug. 16, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Sept. 20, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Oct. 18, 9-11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 15, 9-11 a.m. and Sat., Dec. 20, 9-11 a.m. at Macy’s in Burlington. Free.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Bike Jam

Gearheads help low-income Vermonters with repairs, while others craft jewelry out of old bicycle parts or help out around the shop. Third Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Continues through April 18 at Bike Recycle Vermont in Burlington. Free

 

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

American Flatbread Burlington Hearth 10th Anniversary Celebration

Live music from Barika and Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band enlivens a street party featuring kids activities and plenty of local food and drink. Sun., June 22, 4-9 p.m. at American Flatbread Burlington Hearth in Burlington. Free.

Local Motion Waterfront Tootle & Picnic

Ladies convene for a leisurely bicycle ride along Lake Champlain and a picnic brunch. Sun., June 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Local Motion in Burlington. Free; bring a brunch dish to share.

Divas on Deck

Ladies let loose on a Spirit of Ethan Allen cruise with a mini fashion show, belly dancing, cabaret performances and more. Sun., June 22, 1:45-3:30 p.m. at Burlington Boathouse in Burlington. $20-25; for ages 21 and up; cash bar. Tickets: https://divasondeck.eventbrite.com/

Jane Austen in Vermont

In respective lectures, Lisa Brown and Marie Sprayberry explore the influence of the Royal Navy and King George IV on the novelist’s work. Costume displays and light refreshments round out the afternoon. Sun., June 8, 1-3:30 p.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront

Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 29 at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Israeli Folk Dancing

All ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Every other Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Continues through June 22 at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session

Hoop Yoga Flow Workshop

sed as an extension of the body, Hula-Hoops become a tool for stretching, meditation and movement. Sun., June 22, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Sangha Studio in Burlington. $25. Preregister: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=141607

Community Vinyasa Yoga

Rose Bryant helps students focus on breath, intention and inner balance. Sundays, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

Community Restorative Yoga

Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body balance. Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=141607

Yogic Science: Pranayama and Meditation

Mindfulness techniques focus the senses and support an asana practice. Proceeds benefit the Center for Mindful Learning. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 27 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – June 6th – June 8th

There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend…

Friday, June 6th, 2014BDJF

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (BDJF)

World-class musicians pack Queen City venues in celebration of the genre. See discoverjazz.com for details. Thu., June 5, 1-2:30 & 5-10 p.m., Fri., June 6, 5, 8 & 9:30 p.m., Sat., June 7, 1-11:30 p.m. and Sun., June 8, 10 a.m. & 12:30-9:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Prices vary, more info: discoverjazz.com

BDJF: Big Chief Donald Harrison & the Congo Square Nation Afro-New Orleans Cultural Group

Saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison Jr. comes from impressive stock. His father, Big Chief Donald Harrison, was a famed Mardi Gras Indian who inspired his son to embrace the musical heritage beneath the elaborate costumes of colorful feathers and intricate beading. As chief of the Congo Square Nation, Harrison Jr. honors this dynamic culture with jazz arrangements that incorporate the best of the bayou. Known as “The King of Nouveau Swing,” he and the Congo Square Nation Afro-New Orleans Cultural Group take the stage as part of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival. Music lovers can expect a visual feast that merges contemporary tunes with dancing, drumming and more. Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $20-40.

City Hall Park Lunchtime Performances

Bramblewood belt out folk tunes at a midday show. Fri., June 6, 12-1 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sat., June 7, 8 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Vermont Interfaith Action Silent Auction

St. Paul’s Cathedral will be hosting a silent auction to benefit Vermont Interfaith Action. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, elegant desserts, and wine while browsing a wide selection of treasures and gift certificates being offered on the auction block. Child-care and activities provided. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Burlington, 6:30-9 p.m. $15 suggested donation. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/653214624731607/

Joy Madden

Joined by Jamie Kaplan, Jenny Peterson and Kelsey Wilson, the local dancer explores themes of childhood in 13 Fireflies, which premieres at the opening reception of “The Artist’s Childhood.” Fri., June 6, 7 p.m. at Rose Street Artists’ Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Irie Yoga

Students tap into their inner wisdom in a practice focused on breathe, mantra and gentle asanas. Fridays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Jenke Arts in Burlington. $5 minimum donation.

Women’s Circle

Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fri., June 6, 2-3:30 p.m., Fri., June 13, 2-3:30 p.m., Fri., June 20, 2-3:30 p.m. and Fri., June 27, 2-3:30 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Laughter Club

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

‘Don’t Be a Dick’

Performance artist Rythea Lee delves into the unexpected epiphanies of her psyche with song, story and dance. Fri., June 6, 8 p.m. at Flynndog in Burlington. $15-25; preregister: http://www.flynndog.net/

 

 

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

2014 Preservation Burlington Homes Tour

Among the Queen City’s many charms is its varied architecture. From Victorians to bungalows and beyond, Vermont’s largest city boasts a wide array of eye-catching properties. The folks at Preservation Burlington are among those dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the area’s oldest abodes, six of which are featured in the 2014 Homes Tour. Renovated and restored, these regal residences reflect time-tested craftsmanship and keen attention to detail. Ranging from a stately stone mansion to a former college flophouse, these eclectic abodes marry the best of the past and present. A self-guided jaunt takes visitors from inspiring landscapes to exquisite interiors. Sat., June 7, 12-4 p.m. at Various locations in Burlington. $20; free for kids under 18. More info & Tickets available through http://www.flynntix.org/see-description/homes-tour/Details?perfNo=10920&perfCodePrefix=OPZ14X

Retreat From Canada: Revolutionary War Weekend

History buffs discover how our neighbors to the north helped America achieve independence with reenactments, demonstrations and informative displays. Sat., June 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. $4-8; free for kids under 6. More info: http://www.ethanallenhomestead.org/index.php?id=105

Loving Day Vermont Celebration

DJ Infinite entertains like-minded locals, who commemorate the 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. Sat., June 7, 3-6 p.m. at North End Studio B in Burlington. Free. www.facebook.com/events/226858110844582

Understanding Eastern Medicine

Acupuncturist Marni Adhikari teaches attendants about alternative paths to well-being through the Chinese philosophy of the Five Elements. Sat., June 7, 2-3 p.m., Sat., July 5, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 4, 2-3 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m. at Pathways to Well Being in Burlington. Free.

Champlain Club Swing Dance

Quick-footed participants experiment with different styles, including the lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Indoor shoes required. Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month, 8:30-11 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22 at Champlain Club in Burlington. $5.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (BDJF)

World-class musicians pack Queen City venues in celebration of the genre. See discoverjazz.com for details. Sat., June 7, 1-11:30 p.m. and Sun., June 8, 10 a.m. & 12:30-9:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Prices vary, more info: discoverjazz.com

BDJF: Cécile McLorin Salvant

The celebrated vocalist melds powerful pipes with rhythmic poise. Sat., June 7, 10 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $30.

BDJF: Belizbeha

Reuniting on stage for a 20th anniversary show, the Queen City legends deliver a blend of acid-jazz and funk. The Jennifer Hartswick Band and Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band join the party. Sat., June 7, 5:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Burlington. $20-25.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

ECHO ‘Archistream’ Exhibit Opening

Architecture enthusiasts check out the converted 1969 Airstream Globetrotter, now a mobile outreach, education and design center courtesy of Norwich University students. Sat., June 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City’s finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through May 31 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through May 31 at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Ian Ethan Case

The jazz guitarist gives concertgoers a visual and aural feast with his offbeat playing style. Sat., June 7, 3 p.m. at BCA Center in Burlington. Free.

 

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Retreat From Canada: Revolutionary War Weekend

History buffs discover how our neighbors to the north helped America achieve independence with reenactments, demonstrations and informative displays. Sun., June 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. $4-8; free for kids under 6. More info: http://www.ethanallenhomestead.org/index.php?id=105

“Burgoyne’s March” Presentation

Acclaimed biographer Willard Sterne Randall will give a presentation on Burgoyne’s March during the Saratoga Campaign. This invasion during the early days of the American Revolution played a critical role in securing the necessary foreign support that would help deliver the eventual American victory. Ethan Allen Homestead, Burlington, 4 p.m. Free.

Jane Austen in Vermont

In respective lectures, Lisa Brown and Marie Sprayberry explore the influence of the Royal Navy and King George IV on the novelist’s work. Costume displays and light refreshments round out the afternoon. Sun., June 8, 1-3:30 p.m. at Fletcher Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront

Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 29 at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Square-Foot Gardening

Master gardener Peter Burke outlines ways to maximize the production of petite plots. Sun., June 8, 1-2:30 p.m. at City Market in Burlington. $5-10; limited space, preregister at citymarket.coop

The Aphasia Choir

Eleven local stroke survivors access the undamaged hemispheres of their brains in a musical performance that transcends their language disorder. Sun., June 8, 2 p.m. at Davis Auditorium, Medical Education Center Pavilion, Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Free.

Sarah Mathews & Claire Black

The cellist and pianist interpret the music of Russia and Eastern Europe in a program of works by Rachmaninov, Antonín Dvořák and Karl Goldmark. Sun., June 8, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Burlington. Free to attend; donations accepted.

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival (BDJF)

World-class musicians pack Queen City venues in celebration of the genre. See discoverjazz.com for details. Sun., June 8, 10 a.m. & 12:30-9:30 p.m. at Various downtown locations in Burlington. Prices vary, more info: discoverjazz.com

BDJF: Jerry Bergonzi Quintet

Living up to his status as a legendary live performer, the world-renowned saxophonist redefines traditional approaches to improvisation. Sun., June 8, 6 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $22-25.

BDJF: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band

The multiple Grammy Award-winning pianist hammers out Afro-Caribbean grooves on the ivory keys. Sun., June 8, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $20-48.

Global Roots Film Series

A newlywed seeks comfort outside of her lonely marriage in Bui Thac Chuyen’s drama Adrift. In Vietnamese with English subtitles. Sun., June 8, 5 p.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. Free to attend; donations accepted.

‘Shadows of Liberty’

Featuring Dan Rather, Amy Goodman and other media bigwigs, Jean-Philippe Tremblay’s 2012 documentary exposes corruption and cover-ups in mainstream journalism. Sun., June 8, 4 p.m. at Peace & Justice Center in Burlington. Free to attend; donations accepted.

Israeli Folk Dancing

All ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Every other Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Continues through June 22 at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session

Community Vinyasa Yoga

Rose Bryant helps students focus on breath, intention and inner balance. Sundays, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

Community Restorative Yoga

Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body balance. Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=141607

Yogic Science: Pranayama and Meditation

Mindfulness techniques focus the senses and support an asana practice. Proceeds benefit the Center for Mindful Learning. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 27 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

‘The Fool’s Riddle: Hysteria Has No House’

Jocelyn Woods embodies Naught-Begot, ambassador of the Ship of Fools, in this one-act play where genius, madness and orgasm are all kin. For ages 18 and up. Sun., June 8, 7 p.m. and Sun., June 15, 7 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $21-26.

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – May 23rd – 25th

There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend…

Friday, May 23rd, 2014GreenMtnComedyFestival

Green Mountain Comedy Festival

More than 100 standup, improv and sketch performers deliver five days of gut-busting laughs. See greenmountaincomedy.com for details. Fri., May 23, 6:30, 8, 8:30 & 10 p.m., Sat., May 24, 9-12 a.m. and Sun., May 25, 10 a.m., 12:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m. at Various Burlington, Montpelier & Barre locations, $8.80-27.25. Tickets & more info: http://vtcomedy.ticketleap.com/greenmountaincomedyfest14/

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls – First walk of 2014!

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sat., June 7, 8 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Intervale Center Tour

A pastoral stroll highlights innovative programs and a rich agricultural history. Fri., May 23, 10-11 a.m., Fri., June 27, 10-11 a.m., Fri., July 25, 10-11 a.m., Fri., Aug. 22, 10-11 a.m. and Fri., Sept. 26, 10-11 a.m. at Intervale Center in Burlington. Free; preregister: www.intervale.org/free-public-tours-at-the-intervale-center

Irie Yoga

Students tap into their inner wisdom in a practice focused on breathe, mantra and gentle asanas. Fridays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Jenke Arts in Burlington. $5 minimum donation.

Mad Robin Contra Dance

Folks in clean, soft-soled shoes move and groove to live music. Fri., May 23, 8-11 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Burlington. $5-10.

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Vermont Symphony Orchestra: ‘Raising Cane’ Woodwind Trio: Burlington

Local musicians wow elementary students with a program celebrating the wide range of reed instruments. A Q&A follows. Fri., May 23, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Mater Christi School in Burlington. Free.

Laughter Club

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

‘3 Edge Ax’

David Schein explores the aftermath of a cardiac incident, intergalactic love and cell-phone culture in Infarcation, Note From Earth and Distraction, respectively. May 23-25, 8 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $8-15.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

The Very Merry Teens adapt the campy film about a newly engaged couple who travel into the depths of transsexual Transylvania. Fri., May 23, 8 p.m., Sat., May 24, 6 & 11 p.m. and Sun., May 25, 9 p.m. at Mann Hall, UVM Trinity Campus in Burlington. Donations.

 

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

MVP Health Care YAM Scram

RunVermont will host the 14th Annual Youth Running Festival during marathon weekend, on Sat. May 24th at 8:30am at Waterfront Park in Burlington. More information: http://www.runvermont.org/page.php?pid=17&pname=mvp-healthcare-yam-scram

Hunt Perennial Sale

Green thumbs pick up new plants at this benefit for the school’s PTO. Sat., May 24, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington. Free.

Louisa Howard Chapel Memorial Day Opening & Civil War Walking Tour

Architecture buffs feast their eyes on Lakeview Cemetery’s restored High Gothic Victorian landmark. Held in conjunction with the annual Civil War General’s Cemetery Tour lead by Don Jackson, the tour will include veterans from the Mass. 54th Reg. and Buffalo Soldiers buried near General O.O. Howard. A special tribute to Al Myers of the Vermont Regiment will be included. Sat., May 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Louisa Howard Chapel in Burlington. Free.

Champlain Club Swing Dance

Quick-footed participants experiment with different styles, including the lindy hop, Charleston and balboa. Indoor shoes required. Beginner lesson, 8 p.m.; dance, 8:30 p.m. Fourth Saturday of every month, 8:30-11 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22 at Champlain Club in Burlington. $5.

Green Mountain Comedy Festival

More than 100 standup, improv and sketch performers deliver five days of gut-busting laughs. See greenmountaincomedy.com for details. Sat., May 24, 9-12 a.m. and Sun., May 25, 10 a.m., 12:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m. at Various Burlington, Montpelier & Barre locations, $8.80-27.25. Tickets & more info: http://vtcomedy.ticketleap.com/greenmountaincomedyfest14/

Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls

Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through June 28 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

ECHO ‘Keva Planks: The Fusion of Art and Science’ Exhibit Opening

The sky’s the limit! Architects and designers off all ages choose from 15,000 identical wooden slabs to create unique structures. Sat., May 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under.

Chocolate Tasting

Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. weekly through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City’s finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through May 31 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Bocce Club: Rookie Days

Newcomers and novices lob brightly colored balls at a target and get tips from seasoned players. Sat., May 24, 10 a.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through May 31 at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Digital Video Editing

Final Cut Pro users get familiar with the most recent version of the editing software. Prerequisite of VCAM Access Orientation or equivalent, or instructor’s permission. Sat., May 24, 11 a.m., Sat., June 14, 11 a.m. and Sat., June 28, 11 a.m. at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

‘3 Edge Ax’

David Schein explores the aftermath of a cardiac incident, intergalactic love and cell-phone culture in Infarcation, Note From Earth and Distraction, respectively. May 23-25, 8 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $8-15.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

The Very Merry Teens adapt the campy film about a newly engaged couple who travel into the depths of transsexual Transylvania. Sat., May 24, 6 & 11 p.m. and Sun., May 25, 9 p.m. at Mann Hall, UVM Trinity Campus in Burlington. Donations.

 

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

KeyBank Vermont City Marathon & Relay

Long-distance runners pound the pavement on a 26.2-mile course through the Queen City. Sun., May 25, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Battery Park in Burlington. Sold out for runners; free for spectators. More information: www.runvermont.org

Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront

Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through June 29 at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html

Green Mountain Comedy Festival

More than 100 standup, improv and sketch performers deliver five days of gut-busting laughs. See greenmountaincomedy.com for details. Sun., May 25, 10 a.m., 12:30, 7 & 8:30 p.m. at Various Burlington, Montpelier & Barre locations, $8.80-27.25. Tickets & more info: http://vtcomedy.ticketleap.com/greenmountaincomedyfest14/

John de Kadt & Brenda McCorrow

Melding poetry and call-and-response chanting with guitar and percussion, the duo presents “Sounds From the Soul.” Sun., May 25, 7 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $25.

The Head and the Heart

Seattle’s indie folk-rock darlings bring infectious rhythms to the stage. Elliott BROOD opens. Sun., May 25, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $36.75-39.75

Ukulele Mele

Lovers of the Hawaiian instrument convene for a strumming session. An open mic follows. For ages 10 and up. Fletcher Room. Sun., May 25, 4:30 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free

My Child & Me Cooking Class: Overnight Waffles With Honey-Sweetened Fruit Sauce

Budding chefs up to age 5 and their caregivers mix and measure tasty ingredients. Sun., May 25, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at City Market in Burlington. $5-10 per pair; free for WIC families; limited space, preregister at http://www.citymarket.coop/calendar/2014-05-25/my-child-and-me-cooking-class-overnight-waffles-honey-sweetened-fruit-sauce-ages

Israeli Folk Dancing

All ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Every other Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Continues through June 22 at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session

Community Restorative Yoga

Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body balance. Sun., May 25, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations, tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=141607

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 27 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

‘3 Edge Ax’

David Schein explores the aftermath of a cardiac incident, intergalactic love and cell-phone culture in Infarcation, Note From Earth and Distraction, respectively. May 23-25, 8 p.m. at Off Center for the Dramatic Arts in Burlington. $8-15.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

The Very Merry Teens adapt the campy film about a newly engaged couple who travel into the depths of transsexual Transylvania. Sun., May 25, 9 p.m. at Mann Hall, UVM Trinity Campus in Burlington. Donations.

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – May 9th – 11th

There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend…

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Friday, May 9th, 2014

Spielpalast Cabaret

Spielpalast Cabaret taps into this time-tested tradition and transports audiences back in time with a nod to the groundbreaking performance style. Accompanied by a six-piece jazz ensemble, 11 dancers and a troupe of satirists bring dancing, drama and dadaist antics to the stage. Equal parts burlesque and vaudeville, this sassy show features Max the madcap MC, who pilots an evening of political satire, saucy cigar girls, sex positivism and more. The heat gets turned up for Sunday’s “scandalous” show. Fri., May 9, 8 p.m., Sun., May 11, 8 p.m., Thu., May 15, 8 p.m., Fri., May 16, 8 & 11 p.m. and Sat., May 17, 8 & 11 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $28-30

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Honest Cards Mother’s Day Activity

Folks forgo store-bought sentiments in favor of personalized messages. Fri., May 9, 2-3 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

Nora Caron

The Montréal-based spiritual adventure novelist discusses and signs New Dimensions of Being. Fri., May 9, 7 p.m. at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

The Call of the Wild: Wanderlust Yoga Flow

Grundlefunk provide live music at an uplifting Vinyasa class open to students of all levels. Fri., May 9, 7:30-9 p.m. at Laughing River Yoga in Burlington. Free.

Irie Yoga

Students tap into their inner wisdom in a practice focused on breathe, mantra and gentle asanas. Fridays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Continues through May 30 at Jenke Arts in Burlington. $5 minimum donation.

Music with Robert

Music lovers of all ages join sing-alongs with Robert Resnik. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.

Laughter Club

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

‘The Quarry’

Vermont Stage Company premieres Greg and Randal Pierce’s drama about residents of a Vermont town whose lives drastically change upon an eerie discovery in a local marble quarry. Wed., May 7, 7:30 p.m., Thu., May 8, 7:30 p.m., Fri., May 9, 7:30 p.m., Sat., May 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 11, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

Book Discussion: “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness”

UVM English professor Emily Bernard facilitates conversation about Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Wed., May 7, 5:30-7 p.m. and Fri., May 9, 5:30-7 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. Free; preregister: 802-863-2345, ext. 8

‘Ozma of Oz’

Adapted for the stage by Susan Zeder, this tale based off of the third book of the Oz series, comes to life by way of live actors and puppets in Saints & Poets Production Company’s Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time. Thu., May 8, 7 p.m., Fri., May 9, 7 p.m., Sat., May 10, 2 & 7 p.m., Sun., May 11, 2 p.m., Thu., May 15, 7 p.m., Fri., May 16, 7 p.m., Sat., May 17, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., May 18, 2 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $15-20.

 

Saturday, May 8th, 2014

Burlington Kids Day

A parade down Main Street kicks off this daylong fête featuring games, activities, good eats and performances. Sat., May 10, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Battery Park in Burlington. Free. More info: www.enjoyburlington.com/Programs/SpecialEvents/KidsDay.cfm

AARP Smart Driver Class

Drivers ages 50 and up learn to safely navigate the road while addressing the physical changes brought on by aging. Sat., May 10, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at McClure Conference Room, Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. $15-20; preregister: (802) 847-2278

Young Tradition Weekend Contest

Talented performers under age 25 vie for audience votes with dance, song and instrumental numbers. Sat., May 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Battery Park in Burlington. Free.

Aromatherapy & Chakras

Aromatherapist and Reiki master Anne Cameron explores the connection between essential oils and the body’s seven energy centers. Sat., May 10, 10-11:30 a.m. at City Market in Burlington. $5-10; preregister at citymarket.coop.

Sangha Studio Open House

Folks celebrate the recently opened yoga studio with AcroYoga, Hula-Hooping, a clothing swap, door prizes and refreshments. Sat., May 10, 1-5 p.m. at Sangha Studio in Burlington . Free.

Chocolate Tasting

Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. weekly through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free

ECHO’s Mother’s Day Tea

Kiddos and moms sit down to a traditional English affair of scones, lemon curd, finger sandwiches and tea cookies. Sat., May 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun., May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. $5-10 plus regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under; preregister: http://www.echovermont.org/events/viewevent.html?event=795

SPA Works

Folks relax and rejuvenate with spa treatments ranging from massage and yoga to Reiki and astrology readings. Tea, coffee, chocolate at other treats round out this benefit for HOPE Works. Sat., May 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $35 or $100 minimum in funds raised; preregister: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spa-works-tickets-11273985795

Spring Plant Sale

Assorted flowers, hops and veggie starts delight green thumbs. Proceeds benefit neighborhood gardens and garden-based outreach and education. Sat., May 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Integrated Arts Academy, H.O. Wheeler Elementary School in Burlington. Free

ECHO Story Explorers: Birds

Tykes learn about feathered fliers with a reading of Priscilla Belz Jenkins’ Nest Full of Eggs and themed tunes. Sat., May 10, 10:30-11 a.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

World Fair Trade Day Celebration

Live music from Jeh Kulu, tasty fare and kids activities promote socially conscious consumerism. Sat., May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free.

Young Tradition Weekend Awards Reception & Concert

Winners of this year’s contest are recognized. A performance of Québécois fiddle tunes from Les Poules a Colin follows. Sat., May 10, 6-9:30 p.m. at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. Donations.

Green Mountain Animal Defenders Benefit

Zumba, local performers, a silent auction, door prices and light vegan fare enliven this fundraiser for GMAD’s Farm Animal Rescue Fund. Sat., May 10, 7-9 p.m. at North End Studios in Burlington. $10-15.

Onion River Chorus

Larry Gordon and Richard RIley lead singers in baroque-era works and the premiere of “Raine Songs” by local composer Don Jamison. Sat., May 10, 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Burlington. $8-12.

Me2/Strings Concert

Ronald Braunstein conducts a program of works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Bartók in an effort to raise awareness about mental health issues through music. For ages 10 and up. Sat., May 10, 8 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $15-25

Burlington Farmers Market

More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free

Burlington Food Tour

Locavores sample the Queen City’s finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45

Saturday Story Time

Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through May 31 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through May 31 at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Digital Video Editing

Final Cut Pro users get familiar with the most recent version of the editing software. Prerequisite of VCAM Access Orientation or equivalent, or instructor’s permission. Sat., May 10, 11 a.m., Sat., May 24, 11 a.m., Sat., June 14, 11 a.m. and Sat., June 28, 11 a.m. at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

‘Ozma of Oz’

Adapted for the stage by Susan Zeder, this tale based off of the third book of the Oz series, comes to life by way of live actors and puppets in Saints & Poets Production Company’s Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time. Sat., May 10, 2 & 7 p.m., Sun., May 11, 2 p.m., Thu., May 15, 7 p.m., Fri., May 16, 7 p.m., Sat., May 17, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., May 18, 2 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $15-20.

‘The Quarry’

Vermont Stage Company premieres Greg and Randal Pierce’s drama about residents of a Vermont town whose lives drastically change upon an eerie discovery in a local marble quarry. Through May 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 11, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50

 

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

ECHO Mother’s Day Tea

Kiddos and moms sit down to a traditional English affair of scones, lemon curd, finger sandwiches and tea cookies. Sat., May 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun., May 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. $5-10 plus regular admission, $10.50-13.50; free for kids 2 and under; preregister: http://www.echovermont.org/events/viewevent.html?event=795

Mother’s Day Concert

William Metcalfe directs the Oriana Singers in Handel’s L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato and Bach’s Singet dem Herrn. Sun., May 11, 3 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington. $10-25

Organizing for the Planet Forum

Eco-minded attendees join Maeve McBride of 350VT for an experiential workshop focused on taking action for climate justice. Sun., May 11, 12:30-2 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. Free.

Burlington Bocce Club: Rookie Days

Newcomers and novices lob brightly colored balls at a target under the supervision of seasoned players. Sun., May 11, 1 p.m. and Sat., May 24, 10 a.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Free.

Community Reiki Clinic

Master teacher Jennifer Kerns and her students introduce this Japanese bodywork technique through brief treatments. Sun., May 11, 5-7 p.m. and Sun., June 1, 5-7 p.m. at VT Center For Acupuncture and Wellness in Burlington. Donations; preregister: 802.951.8815

Young Tradition Weekend Contest Winners Concert

Last year’s winners Tristan Henderson and Hazen Metro pass the torch onto the 2014 recipients at an intimate show. Sun., May 11, 7-9:30 p.m. at New City Galerie in Burlington. Donations.

Community Restorative Yoga

Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body balance. Sun., May 11, 5:30-7 p.m., Sun., May 18, 5:30-7 p.m. and Sun., May 25, 5:30-7 p.m. at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations, tickets: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=141607

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 27 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

Global Roots Film Series

Ahmed Imamovic explores the aftermath of the Bosnian war in his acclaimed drama Belvedere. A Q&A follows. In Bosnian with English subtitles. Sun., May 11, 5-6:30 p.m. at North End Studios in Burlington. Donations.

‘The Quarry’

Vermont Stage Company premieres Greg and Randal Pierce’s drama about residents of a Vermont town whose lives drastically change upon an eerie discovery in a local marble quarry. May 11, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50

‘Ozma of Oz’

Adapted for the stage by Susan Zeder, this tale based off of the third book of the Oz series, comes to life by way of live actors and puppets in Saints & Poets Production Company’s Ozma of Oz: A Tale of Time. Sun., May 11, 2 p.m., Thu., May 15, 7 p.m., Fri., May 16, 7 p.m., Sat., May 17, 2 & 7 p.m. and Sun., May 18, 2 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $15-20.

Spielpalast Cabaret

Spielpalast Cabaret taps into this time-tested tradition and transports audiences back in time with a nod to the groundbreaking performance style. Accompanied by a six-piece jazz ensemble, 11 dancers and a troupe of satirists bring dancing, drama and dadaist antics to the stage. Equal parts burlesque and vaudeville, this sassy show features Max the madcap MC, who pilots an evening of political satire, saucy cigar girls, sex positivism and more. The heat gets turned up for Sunday’s “scandalous” show. Sun., May 11, 8 p.m., at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $28-30

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – April 25th – 27th

There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend…

Friday, April 25th, 2014

ECHO Mudfest – last weekend!

ECHO Earth Week’s MudFest

Families celebrate muck in all its glory with themed activities, games, “Muddy Music” and mud flinging. Through April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids ages 2 and under.

Vermont Restaurant Week: Parents’ Night Out

Moms and dads hit the town and savor every bite with the knowledge that their kiddos are happy, safe and having fun. Fri., April 25, 6-8:30 p.m. at Pomerleau Family YMCA in Burlington. $12-20; More info: http://www.vermontrestaurantweek.com/parents-night-out/ To preregister: 802-862-9622

Burlington Garden Club Standard Flower Show

Floral designs, horticultural specimens, educational exhibits and youth projects delight green thumbs. Fri., April 25, 2-7 p.m. and Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hilton Hotel in Burlington. Free. More information: www.bgcvt.org

Intervale Center Tour

A stroll through greenhouses, the barn and the farmer complex highlights innovative programs and a rich agricultural history. Fri., April 25, 10-11 a.m., and every 4th Friday until September 26th, 10-11 a.m. at Intervale Center in Burlington . Free; preregister: http://www.intervale.org/get-involved/visit/

Mad Robin Contra Dance

Folks in clean, soft-soled shoes move and groove to music by Turningstyle. Fri., April 25, 8-11 p.m. at First Congregational Church in Burlington. $5-10.

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Creative Writing Workshop

Wordsmiths develop their craft in a supportive environment. See burlingtonwritersworkshop.com for details. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Fridays, 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. and Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through April 28 at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com

Baird Hersey

Citing the yoga of listening, the author discusses The Practice of Nada Yoga: Meditation on the Inner Sacred Sound. A Q&A and guided meditation follow. Fri., April 25, 7 p.m. at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Paul Selig

The author and channel signs and discusses The Book of Knowing and Worth. Fri., April 25, 7-8:30 p.m. at Spirit Dancer Books & Gifts in Burlington. Free.

Vadym Kholodenko

Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko took top honors, winning the coveted gold medal at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The 27-year-old virtuoso lends his talents to an equally compelling program of works by Brahms, Stravinsky, Handel, Purcell and Nikolai Medtner. Fri., April 25, 7:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $15-38

Music with Robert

Music lovers of all ages join sing-alongs with Robert Resnik. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. Continues through April 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.

Bill Burr

Spewing his own brand of logic, the unapologetic comedian delivers a slew of gut-busting social commentary. Fri., April 25, 8 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $37.75-51.25.

Laughter Club

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

‘The Quarry’

Vermont Stage Company premieres Greg and Randal Pierce’s drama about residents of a Vermont town whose lives drastically change upon an eerie discovery in a local marble quarry. Through April 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., April 27, 2 p.m., Through May 3, 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 4, 2 p.m., Through May 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 11, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50.

 

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Burlington Garden Club Standard Flower Show

Floral designs, horticultural specimens, educational exhibits and youth projects delight green thumbs. Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Hilton Hotel in Burlington. Free. More information: www.bgcvt.org

North Star Bike Swap

Pedal pushers pick up a recycled bicycle or trade in an old one for a cut of the sale. Sat., April 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at North Star Sports in Burlington. Free. More info: http://www.northstarsportsvt.com/bike-swap

Fenian Historical Society Celebration

Irish history buffs honor Emerald Isle heritage with displays, a historical reenactment, live music and the one-act play Any Chance for Glory. Sat., April 26, 3, 4, 5 & 6:30 p.m. at Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $10-15 More info: burlingtonirishheritage.org

Chocolate Tasting

Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 2-3 p.m. weekly through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free

ECHO Earth Week’s MudFest

Families celebrate muck in all its glory with 16 days of themed activities, games, “Muddy Music” and mud flinging. Continues to April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids ages 2 and under.

ECHO Story Explorers: Mud

A reading of Mary Lyn Ray’s Mud paves the way for soil science and a muddy tune. Sat., April 26, 10:30-11 a.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

Saturday Story Time

Families gather for imaginative tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Digital Video Editing

Final Cut Pro users learn basic concepts of the most recent version of the editing software. Prerequisite of VCAM Access Orientation or equivalent, or instructor’s permission. Sat., April 26, 11 a.m., Sat., May 10, 11 a.m., Sat., May 24, 11 a.m., Sat., June 14, 11 a.m. and Sat., June 28, 11 a.m. at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through May 31 at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Digital Photo Basics

Those with working knowledge of Microsoft Windows learn how to import and edit images from phones and cameras. Sat., April 26, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. $3 suggested donation; preregister at the Fletcher Free Library reference desk or call (802) 865-7217

Matt & Shannon Heaton

Anchored by captivating vocal harmonies, the Boston-based multi-instrumentalists perform traditional and contemporary Irish music. Sat., April 26, 6:30 p.m. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $10-15

UVM Springfest Featuring Atmosphere

The hip-hop group headlines a lineup that includes RAC, Tanlines and Tar Iguana & Binger. Concertgoers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older. Sat., April 26, 1:30 p.m. at University Green, UVM in Burlington. $11.25-32.25

Spring Festival of Plays

Curtain call! UVM senior theater majors culminate their dramatic studies with an original piece and six adaptations of works by contemporary playwrights. Sat., April 26, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. and Sun., April 27, 2-4:30 & 7:30-10 p.m. at Royall Tyler Theatre, UVM in Burlington. $7

‘The Quarry’

Vermont Stage Company premieres Greg and Randal Pierce’s drama about residents of a Vermont town whose lives drastically change upon an eerie discovery in a local marble quarry. Through April 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., April 27, 2 p.m., Through May 3, 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 4, 2 p.m., Through May 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 11, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50

 

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Cycle the City

Pedal pushers welcome spring on a 10-mile guided tour through historic Burlington. Meet up, 9:30-10 a.m.; ride, 10 a.m.-noon. Sun., April 27, 10 a.m. at Perkins Pier in Burlington. Free.

Eco Fair

Environmentally minded folks learn how to reduce their carbon footprint with themed activities. Sun., April 27, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Burlington. Free.

ECHO Earth Week’s MudFest – Last Day!

Families celebrate muck in all its glory with 16 days of themed activities, games, “Muddy Music” and mud flinging. April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids ages 2 and under.

Spring Blooms Walk

Locals embrace the changing seasons on a wildflower tour led by the Winooski Valley Park District. This nature walk will embrace the spring season, search for plants awakening from winter and discuss the impact of invasive plant species on our native plant communities. Sun., April 27, 1 p.m. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Free; Contact info@wvpd.org or call (802) 863-5744 to register or more information

Rebecca Rupp

From tomatoes to potatoes, the author and gardening expert details the origins and histories of garden vegetables. Sun., April 27, 2 p.m. at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Free.

Creating Peace by Learning to Speak a Language of Life: A Nonviolent Communication Seminar

Burlington’s Peace and Justice Center will be hosting this seminar lead by John Reuwer, MD. This interactive day will give you the opportunity to develop valuable skills to make life easier and more enjoyable. Bring a brown bag lunch. Full and partial scholarships available, application required. Peace and Justice Center, Burlington, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $90. Register: 863-2345, x6 or kyle@pjcvt.org

Vegan Pop-Up Dinner

Foodies feast on Latin American tapas and make culinary connections at a meal hosted by Guerrilla Gourmet. Sun., April 27, 6 p.m. at The Psychedelicatessen in Burlington. $30; preregister; limited space: http://facebook.com/GuerillaGourmetVegan

University of Vermont Concert Choir Spring Choral Concert

The UVM Concert Choir welcomes the Catamount Singers in a program directed by David Neiweem. Sun., April 27, 3-4:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. Free

Ukulele Mele

Lovers of the Hawaiian instrument convene for a strumming session. For ages 10 and up. Fletcher Room. Sun., April 27, 4:30 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Sacred Circle Dancing

Teens, adults and seniors practice gentle, simplified international folk dances. Personal water required. Burlington Earth Clock. Sun., April 27, 7-8:30 p.m. and Sun., May 4, 7-8:30 p.m. at Oakledge Park in Burlington. Free.

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Homework Help

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science students assist first through eighth graders with reading, math and science assignments. Sundays, 12-4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through April 29 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 27 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

‘The Quarry’

Vermont Stage Company premieres Greg and Randal Pierce’s drama about residents of a Vermont town whose lives drastically change upon an eerie discovery in a local marble quarry. Through April 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., April 27, 2 p.m., Through May 3, 7:30 p.m., Sun., May 4, 2 p.m., Through May 10, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., May 11, 2 p.m. at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $28.80-37.50

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home, condominium or Real Estate in Burlington VT or Chittenden County, please give me a call or email me to discuss the market, schools and your options. I would be delighted to assist you. I can be reached on my direct line at 802.238.5256, email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com or visit my website: http://chrishurdvt.com.

Events listing source: SevenDaysVT, and Colchester Sun

Events in Burlington, Vermont – April 11th – 13th

There is much to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend…

 

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Friday, April 11th, 2014

Sand Mandala Painting


Monks from Namgyal Monastery use colored grains of sand to create an intricate circular design, whose ultimate destruction symbolizes impermanence and nonattachment. April 9-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wed., April 16, 5 p.m. at Fleming Museum, UVM in Burlington. Regular admission; $3-5

Full Circle Festival

100 events that address the art and heart of aging. The festivities open on Saturday with the construction of a Native American medicine wheel and continue through Sunday, with activities ranging from film, food and fitness to talks, theater and beyond. Fri., April 11, 7-8 p.m., Sat., April 12, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Sun., April 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Various locations in Burlington. $15-20; $35 festival pass; daytime events free for kids under 12. More info: http://www.fullcirclefestival.com

Full Circle Festival: Naomi Shihab Nye

Kicking off the weekend festival, the award-winning poet reads original material, then presents “A Shadow or a Friend: How Words Travel With Us All the Way.” A reception and book signing follow. Fri., April 11, 7 p.m. at Ira Allen Chapel, UVM in Burlington. $25.

Queen City Tango Practilonga

Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.

Rock Point School Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction

Diners share a meal, then bid on a wide array of items at this benefit for the school featuring music, tours, and a student art show. Fri., April 11, 6-7:30 p.m. at Rock Point School in Burlington. $30; preregister: http://www.rockpointschool.org

Best of the Burlington Writers Workshop 2014

Readings, live music, games and more honor the area’s top literary talent, as featured in BWW’s second annual anthology. Fri., April 11, 6:30 p.m. at BCA Center in Burlington. Free; cash bar.

Creative Writing Workshop

Wordsmiths develop their craft in a supportive environment. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Fridays, 10:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. and Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Continues through April 28 at Studio 266 in Burlington. Free; preregister & details: www.burlingtonwritersworkshop.com

Queen City Contras

Sarah Blair and Colin McCaffrey dole out live tunes while Sarah VanNorstrand calls the steps. Beginner session, 7:45 p.m.; dance, 8-11 p.m. Fri., April 11, 8 p.m. at Edmunds School Gymnasium in Burlington. $8; free for kids under 12.

The Teetotallers

Combining charm and technical brilliance, the trio of Irish musicians perform traditional tunes from the Emerald Isle. Pre-performance talk, 6:30 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $16-28.

Music with Robert

Music lovers of all ages join sing-alongs with Robert Resnik. Daycare programs welcome with one caregiver for every two children. Fridays, 10:30-11 a.m. Continues through April 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free; groups must preregister.

Laughter Club

Breathe, clap, chant and … giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.

‘Voices Across the Divide’

Director Alice Rothchild hosts a screening of her documentary about the experience of Palestinian refugees living stateside. A discussion follows. Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Burlington. Free.

‘Les Misérables’

The adventures of ex-convict Jean Valjean in 19th-century France come to life onstage in Lyric Theatre’s musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel. Thu., April 10, 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 12, 1 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 13, 1 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $21-35

 

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Full Circle Festival

100 events that address the art and heart of aging. The festivities open on Saturday with the construction of a Native American medicine wheel and continue through Sunday, with activities ranging from film, food and fitness to talks, theater and beyond. Sat., April 12, 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Sun., April 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Various locations in Burlington. $15-20; $35 festival pass; daytime events free for kids under 12. More info: http://www.fullcirclefestival.com

Sand Mandala Painting

Monks from Namgyal Monastery use colored grains of sand to create an intricate circular design, whose ultimate destruction symbolizes impermanence and nonattachment. April 9-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wed., April 16, 5 p.m. at Fleming Museum, UVM in Burlington. Regular admission; $3-5

Greek Pastry Sale & Dinner

Phyllo-dough delights such as baklava and spinach pie complement hearty offerings of chicken souvlaki and beef gyros. Pastry sale, 10 a.m.; dinner and takeout, 11 a.m. Sat., April 12, 10 a.m. at Greek Orthodox Church Community Center in Burlington. Cost of food

ECHO Earth Week’s MudFest

Families celebrate muck in all its glory with 16 days of themed activities, games, “Muddy Music” and mud flinging. April 12-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids ages 2 and under.

ECHO Story Explorers: Turtles

What makes these reptiles tick? Little ones learn about the slow-moving creatures with themed reads and a scavenger hunt. Sat., April 12, 10:30-11 a.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Free with admission, $9.50-12.50.

Saturday Story Time

Families gather for imaginative tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.

Digital Video Editing

Final Cut Pro users learn basic concepts of the most recent version of the editing software. Prerequisite of VCAM Access Orientation or equivalent, or instructor’s permission. Sat., April 12, 11 a.m., Sat., April 26, 11 a.m., Sat., May 10, 11 a.m., Sat., May 24, 11 a.m., Sat., June 14, 11 a.m. and Sat., June 28, 11 a.m. at VCAM Studio in Burlington. Free.

R.I.P.P.E.D.

Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Continues through May 31 at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.

3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin

Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/

Ciaran Buckley

Referencing his work in Germany, the attorney considers the relationship between Europe and the U.S. transatlantic trade and investment partnership. Sat., April 12, 3 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Vermont Stage Company 20th Anniversary Gala

Festive music and dancing entertain theater lovers, who nosh on gourmet hors d’oeuvres and honor two decades of VSC with presenters Blake Robison and Mark Nash. Sat., April 12, 6:30 p.m. at Burlington Country Club in Burlington. $50; preregister; cash bar.

Wine & Cheese Tasting

Thunder Kittens “Lite” entertain oenophiles, who sip palate-pleasing varietals and sample fromage. Sat., April 12, 7 p.m. at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington. Free.

Vermont Virtuosi

Flutist Laurel Ann Maurer, clarinetist Karen Luttik and pianist Claire Black and guests illuminate works by Gabriel Fauré and others in “Quintessence.” Sat., April 12, 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Burlington. $5-10 suggested donation.

Swing Dance With Pine Street Jazz

Folks of all skill levels don clean-soled shoes and put their best foot forward at this informal groove session. Sat., April 12, 8 p.m. at Champlain Club in Burlington. $10-15.

‘Les Misérables’

The adventures of ex-convict Jean Valjean in 19th-century France come to life onstage in Lyric Theatre’s musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel. Thu., April 10, 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 12, 1 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 13, 1 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $21-35.

 

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Full Circle Festival

100 events that address the art and heart of aging. The festivities open on Saturday with the construction of a Native American medicine wheel and continue through Sunday, with activities ranging from film, food and fitness to talks, theater and beyond. Sun., April 13, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Various locations in Burlington. $15-20; $35 festival pass; daytime events free for kids under 12. More info: http://www.fullcirclefestival.com

Sand Mandala Painting

Monks from Namgyal Monastery use colored grains of sand to create an intricate circular design, whose ultimate destruction symbolizes impermanence and nonattachment. April 9-16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Wed., April 16, 5 p.m. at Fleming Museum, UVM in Burlington. Regular admission; $3-5

ECHO Earth Week’s MudFest

Families celebrate muck in all its glory with 16 days of themed activities, games, “Muddy Music” and mud flinging. April 12-27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center/Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in Burlington. Regular admission, $9.50-12.50; free for kids ages 2 and under.

Easter Egg Hunt

Kids search for festive treats hidden in the fields. Pony rides, crafts and snacks round out the fun. Sun., April 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at UVM Horse Farm in South Burlington. Burlington. Free; $3 pony rides.

Ukrainian Egg Painting Demo

Theresa Somerset creates elaborate works of art using an ancient wax-resist technique. Sun., April 13, 12-2 p.m. at Frog Hollow in Burlington. Free.

Champlain College Wellness Day

Folks align body and mind with fitness classes, healthy fare, personal training, chair massage and more. Sun., April 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at IDX Student Life Center, Champlain College in Burlington. Free

University of Vermont Concert Band

Thomas Toner conducts a varied program featuring student musicians. Sun., April 13, 3-4:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. Free.

Ukulele Mele

Lovers of the Hawaiian instrument convene for a strumming session. For ages 10 and up. Fletcher Room. Sun., April 13, 4:30 p.m. and Sun., April 27, 4:30 p.m. at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Israeli Folk Dancing

All ages and skill levels convene for circle and line dances, which are taught, reviewed and prompted. No partner necessary, but clean, soft-soled shoes are required. Every other Sunday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free first session.

French Conversation Group: Dimanches

Parlez-vous français? Speakers practice the tongue at a casual, drop-in chat. Local History Room. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m. Continues through May 25 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Homework Help

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Science students assist first through eighth graders with reading, math and science assignments. Sundays, 12-4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Continues through April 29 at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through April 27 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.

‘Les Misérables’

The adventures of ex-convict Jean Valjean in 19th-century France come to life onstage in Lyric Theatre’s musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel. Thu., April 10, 7:30 p.m., Fri., April 11, 7:30 p.m., Sat., April 12, 1 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., April 13, 1 p.m. at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $21-35.

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