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ROMEO DALLAIRE: In an address sponsored by UVM Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, a former lieutenant general in the Canadian Armed Forces talks about his role in protecting Rwandans during that countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1994 genocide. Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 7-9 p.m. Free, but tickets from the Davis Center Information Desk are required. Info, 413-441-5597. STRESS-RELATED DISORDERS: Stanford University biology and neurology prof Robert Sapolsky sums up his gene-therapy research by explaining why zebras donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get ulcers. Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, 7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-5626. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;THE TASTE OF MAPLE SYRUPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Amy Trubek of UVMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nutrition and Food Sciences Department considers the past, present and future characteristics of Vermontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature export. Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 656-4389. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;PRINT THE LEGENDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Amherst College American Studies professor Martha Sandweiss shows how 19th-century photographs both reflected and shaped ideas of the American West. Room 221, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 4:30 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Law and ethics professor Martha Nussbaum of the University of Chicago defends Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tradition of religious equality. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;OIL VS. WILDERNESSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: National Geographic investigative reporter Jon Waterman discusses his 2006 trip to Alaskaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and evidence he found there of global warming. Simpson Hall, Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 586-7711.

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ANIMAL FEEDING: See April 9. RICHMOND PLAYGROUP: Parents meet their neighbors, while their kids enjoy structured fun and snacks. Community Room, Richmond Free Library, 9:30-11 a.m. Free. Info, 434-7775. WESTFORD STORYTIME: Kids ponder picture books and create crafts at the Westford Library, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 878-5639. KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; GARDEN TOUR: Young ones explore the world of plants on a walk around the Four Seasons Garden Center, Williston, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Free. Info, 658-2433. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;LITTLE ROOTSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; STORYTIME: Kids gather to hear tales about plants, flowers and bugs. Four Seasons Garden Center, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 658-2433. PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Tots aged 3 to 5 enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and crafts at the Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. MUSIC TIME: Growing listeners under age 5 contemplate chords and bounce to rhythms. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 878-4918. WINOOSKI PLAYGROUP: Babies up to age 2 socialize with each other and their caregivers at a session offering music, books and toys. Winooski Memorial Library, 11 a.m. - noon. Free. Info, 655-6424. MORNING STORIES: Local tale tellers engage kids of all ages with a mix of nursery rhymes, fairytales, songs and games. Pierson Library, Shelburne, 10:30 a.m. Free. Info, 985-5124. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ITTY BITTY SKATINGâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;: Pint-sized bladers take to the ice at Leddy Park Arena, Burlington, 10-11 a.m. $6. Info, 865-7558.

BILINGUAL PLAYGROUP: ÂĄHola, baby! A native Spanish-speaking mama leads gentle play and circle time at the Bebop Baby Shop, Essex Junction, 10:30-11:30 a.m. $8. Info, 860-6842.

sport ZUMBA FITNESS: Step-by-steppers try out Latin-dance-inspired exercises mixed with high-energy, international rhythms. Fitness Options, South Burlington, 6:30 p.m. $10, first time free. Info, 734-3479. Olympiad Health & Racquet Club, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $10, first time free. Info, 310-6686. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM: Elders concerned about coordination learn exercises to help maintain their balance. Champlain Senior Center, Burlington, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Info, 847-2278. GREEN MOUNTAIN DERBY DAMES: Buff ladies practice rough roller skating for future matches with other regional roller-derby teams. Gosse Court Armory, Burlington, 9 p.m. Free. Info, greenmountainderbydames@ gmail.com or 862-5621.

activism BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See April 9. DRINKING LIBERALLY: Bottoms-up democracy fuels discussion at a meeting of political progressives. American Flatbread, Burlington, 8-10 p.m. Free. Info, 267-237-7488. GROUNDWATER STUDY GROUP: Concerned community members consider a spring water companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pending proposal to sell area H2O. Room 131, U-32 Middle and High School, East Montpelier, 7-9 p.m. Free. Info, 229-5676. TOWN HALL MEETING: Area high school students and Queen City residents assess the results of a youth risk behavior survey. Burlington High School Cafeteria, 6 p.m. Free. Reservations and info, 864-2148.

etc CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See April 9. CHARITY BINGO: See April 9. GEEK WEEK: See April 9, Ms. Pac-Man tournament, 7 p.m.; â&#x20AC;&#x153;information overload,â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m.; satellite rock band Sputnik, 9 p.m. VERMONT CHESS CLUB: Pawn pushers strategize to better their games. Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 879-0198. BRIDGE CLUB: Partners shuffle cards and chat at the Godnick Senior Center, Rutland, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 287-5756. QUEEN CITY BNI: Local members of Business Network International schmooze at a weekly breakfast meeting to help promote one anotherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s companies. Room 202, Vermont Tech, Blair Industrial Park, Williston, 8 a.m. First visit is free. Info, 985-9965. FRENCH CONVERSATION GROUP: Would-be Francophones exchange info during dĂŠjeuner. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. SENIOR BREAKFAST: Area elders enjoy eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, homefries, juice and bottomless cups of coffee at the Heineberg Senior Center, Burlington, 9-10 a.m. $3. Info, 863-3982. AMPHIBIAN RESCUE PROJECT TRAINING: Volunteers learn how to help wood frogs and spotted salamanders cross roads during the spring mating season. Maple Corner Community Center, Calais, 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 229-6206. SCORE SEMINAR: Entrepreneurs learn the ropes in a mentoring workshop run by retired businesspeople. Chittenden Bank, 2 Burlington Square, Williston, 5:30-8:30 p.m. $25. Registration and info, www.score 284.org.

CAREER FAIR: Recent or soon-to-be grads with Associateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees get the scoop on area employment by meeting with more than 20 companies. Department of Labor Career Resource Center, 63 Pearl Street, Burlington, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 800-6603561, ext. 240. CLOTH DIAPERING 101: Moms and dads get down and dirty with the finer points of posterior fashion and ecology. Bebop Baby Shop, Essex Junction, 6:30 p.m. Free. Reservations and info, 288-1002. STRESS REDUCTION WORKSHOP: Tense, tired folks learn how to notice and take care of situations that leach energy. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202. STITCH-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;-BITCH: Yarn handlers dish it out while fingers fly, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Knitâ&#x20AC;? provides optional problem solving for snarled projects. The Bobbin Sew Bar & Craft Lounge, Burlington, 2-4 p.m. Free. Info, www.thebobbin.com or 999-6202.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. HARMONIE UNIVERSELLE: The Lane Series hosts this eight-member German Baroque ensemble for a concert of music by J.S. Bach and three of his pupils. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 7:30 p.m. $20-25. Info, 863-5966. EUROPA GALANTE: The Italian early-music ensemble renowned for interpretations of Baroque music on period instruments plays Antonio Vivaldiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Four Seasons as well as works by Purcell, Biondi and Leclair. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 8 p.m. $35. Info, 603-646-2422. IMPROV CONCERT: Classically trained pianist William Michael Maisel plays spontaneous compositions along with versions of jazz standards by Coltrane, Ellington and others. Richmond Library, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 434-3036. JATOBA: Brattleboro-based acousticgroove duo Jason Scaggs and John Jamison blend mandolin, sitar and vocals with guitar-driven tunes. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $14. Info, www.jatobamusic.com or 863-5966. VYO CHORUS & CONCERT CHORALE: Soprano Shyla Nelson joins young voices for choral works by Vivaldi, Haydn and other composers. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College, Colchester, 8 p.m. $5-10. Info, 863-5966. MARK LEGRAND & SARAH MUNRO: Expect acoustic folk and â&#x20AC;&#x153;thinking manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s honky-tonkâ&#x20AC;? from this songwriting duo. Bristol Bakery, 7 p.m. $5. Info, 453-4032. MIDDLEBURY COMMUNITY WIND ENSEMBLE: Inspiring anthems accompany the world premiere of a five-minute work by Portuguese composer Antero Ă vila. Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433. OPERA INSIGHTS: Area singers perform selections from Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Emani and La Traviata, and Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Abduction from the Seraglio, interspersed with commentary by aria expert Tim Tavcar. Unitarian Church, Montpelier, 7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 223-8610. LAST BAND STANDING: Shredders and rockers face off at UVMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s battle of the bands for the chance to play a campus spring festival. North Lounge, Billings Hall, UVM, Burlington, 8-11 p.m. Free. Info, 656-4399. THE DIRTMINERS: Old-time aficionados dig functional-yet-junky picks. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050.

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