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kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See April 9. WATERBURY STORYTIME: See April 9, 9:30 a.m., for children ages 3-5. SOUTH BURLINGTON LIBRARY STORYTIME: Youngsters age 3 and older gather for easy listening at the South Burlington Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 652-7080. LINCOLN LIBRARY STORYTIME: Youngsters up to age 5 form good reading habits in a tale-centered song-and-craft session. Lincoln Library, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 453-2665. ‘KIDS’ KNIGHT OUT’: Ages 5-10 enjoy an evening of movies, swimming, food and more at Ross Gymnasium, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 5:30-9 p.m. $1015. Registration & info, 654-2721. ‘PINT-SIZED SCIENCE’: Laboratory learners aged 2 to 7 experiment with stories and hands-on activities. ECHO, Burlington, 11 a.m. $7-9.50. Info, 864-1848. SONGS & STORIES: Kids of all ages join guitarist, accordionist and banjo player Matthew Witten for folk songs and funny tales. Brownell Library, Essex Junction, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-6956. RED CARPET NIGHT: Celebrities-in-waiting in grades K to 4 dress up as their favorite movie stars or characters to make a grand entrance. Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, Williston, 6:30 p.m. Free. Registration and info, 878-4918.

sport SENIOR EXERCISE: See April 9, 10 a.m.

activism BURLINGTON PEACE VIGIL: See April 9. SUDAN SYMBOLIC WALK: Vermont students and residents put one foot in front of the other to build schools in southern Sudan. Meet at the Davis Center Atrium, UVM, Burlington, 7 p.m. Donations. Info, 413-441-5597.

etc CHOCOLATE-DIPPING DEMO: See April 9. CHARITY BINGO: See April 9. GEEK WEEK: See April 9, “alien-jazz” group Electric Halo, 8 p.m.; hero-metal band Cccome?, 10 p.m. SENIOR BREAKFAST: See April 10. TERTULIA LATINA: Latinoamericanos and other fluent Spanish speakers converse en español at Radio Bean, Burlington, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-3440. COMMUNITY DINNER: Local ingredients form the focus of a hearty winter meal at L.A.C.E., Barre, 5:30 p.m. $6-12.50. Info, www.lacevt.org or 476-4276. GERMAN CONVERSATION GROUP: Sprechen Sie Deutsch? Language learners buff up their vocab through casual chatting. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, noon - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 223-3338. MOVE INTERNATIONAL SPRING MARKET: Students sell crafts and artwork to benefit international service trips to India, Uganda and Mexico. Alliot Student Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. THE CHILDREN’S SCHOOL SPRING FLING: Parents with sitters socialize at this silent-auction gala to benefit a local co-operative preschool. Union Station, Main Street Landing, Burlington, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $15. Info, 862-2772. CARNIVALE!: The Helen Day Art Center hosts a spring dinner gala with a Brazilian menu, live music by Trio Camomilla and a live auction. Topnotch Resort & Spa, Stowe, 6-11 p.m. $125. Info, www.helenday.com or 253-8358. FELLOWSHIP OF THE WHEEL FUNDRAISER: Mountain bikers boogie down at a dance party featuring sweet gear giveaways and music by A House on Fire. Monitor Barn, Richmond, 7 p.m. $25 includes one raffle ticket. Info, www.fotwheel.org.

SPRING SWING: The Willowell Foundation taps toe-tappers at a dance and silent auction benefit with motivational music by Swing Noire. Vergennes Opera House, 7-11 p.m. $15. Info, 734-5001. ‘THE COST IS CORRECT’: Participants in this tongue-in-cheek game show tribute guess the price of items for a chance to win up to $500 in prizes. Center Court, University Mall, South Burlington, registration 5:30 p.m., show 6:30 p.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. TABLE TALK: Organic farming expert Will Allen, author of The War on Bugs, asks who invited chemicals to the U.S. dinner table. The Inn at Baldwin Creek, Bristol, dinner 6 p.m. $35. Talk 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations and info, 453-2432. REALITY-CHANGING WORKSHOP: Author Evelyn Rysdyk and social work expert Allie Knowlton explain how to tap creative strengths. Moonlight Gift Shoppe, Milton, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 893-9966. VERMONT LATIN DAY: One thousand toga-clad high school students cogitate through declensions in a classical language contest. Patrick Gymnasium, UVM, Burlington, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 656-1107.

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Also, see clubdates in Section B. PHIL KLINE & ENSEMBLE: The experimental composer performs music inspired by Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, plus a song cycle based on Zippo lighter inscriptions penned by U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. FlynnSpace, Burlington, 8 p.m. $23. Info, 863-5966. ANDRÉ LAPLANTE: The Canadian piano virtuoso performs works by Bach, Schubert, Haydn and Chopin. See calendar spotlight. Barre Opera House, 8 p.m. $10-26. Info, 476-8188. SPRING MUSIC FESTIVAL: Five sets of student ensembles showcase chamber, percussion, a cappella, woodwind and choral music, including the world premiere of minimalist composer Terry Riley’s Fairytale: A Big Hand for Dr. Seuss. McCarthy Arts Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, noon - 9 p.m. Free. Info, 654-2536. VYOA PRESTO: Young string beginners take a stab at short compositions. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 655-5030. VERMONT YOUTH STRINGS: Intermediate musicians focus on ensemble playing and performance skills for a program of pieces by Handel, Vivaldi and other composers. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 3 p.m. $2-5. Info, 655-5030. VERMONT YOUTH SINFONIA: Budding orchestra members warm up to spring with a double-bassoon concerto and works by J.S. Bach and Strauss. Elley-Long Music Center, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, 7 p.m. $2-5. Info, 655-5030. STUDENT RECITALS: Saxophonist Andrew Allen plays licks, then horn player Anya Brodrick surveys her instrument’s repertoire. UVM Recital Hall, Burlington, 1 & 4 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3040. TIN PENNY: Two multi-instrumentalists perform folk and Celtic music on guitar, mandolin and glockenspiel. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 7 p.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. MARK SHELTON: The award-winning vocalist croons like the King in a medley of music by Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Roy Orbison and others. Tuttle Hall, College of St. Joseph, Rutland, 7 p.m. $10-15. Info, 754-2216.

BURLINGTON CHORAL SOCIETY: Vocalists sing musical settings of Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary War writings, as well as choruses from various Gilbert and Sullivan musicals. Ira Allen Chapel, UVM, Burlington, 8 p.m. $17-20. Info, 863-5966. SNAKE MOUNTAIN BLUEGRASS: This old-time quartet offers slithery solos on guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin at a benefit to restore an 1810 schoolhouse. Shoreham Elementary School Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. $5-10. Info, 897-2001.

dance BALLROOM DANCE SOCIAL: See April 11. SECOND SATURDAY DANCE: Caller David Millstone serves up contra dance directions to sweet-tart tunes by Northern Spy. Tracy Hall, Norwich, 8 p.m. $8. Info, 785-4607. HINESBURG CONTRA DANCE: Caller Dan O’Connell guides dancers inspired by fiddle-folk tunes from Pete and Karen Sutherland. Hinesburg Town Hall, 7:30 p.m. $7. Info, 318-0918. JAZZ & RHYTHM TAP WORKSHOP: Dance teacher Lisa Hopkins, a former faculty member of Steps On Broadway, showcases chorus-line moves. New England Ballet Conservatory, South Burlington, 10 a.m. $18. Info, 865-6800.

drama ‘THE ELEPHANT MAN’: See April 9. ‘LYSISTRATA’: See April 9, 2 & 8 p.m. ‘BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’: See April 10, 1 & 7:30 p.m. ‘GODSPELL’: See April 10. $13-15. ‘THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE’: See April 10, 1:30 & 7:30 p.m. ‘OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS’: See April 11. MUD SEASON VARIETY SHOW: See April 11. ‘THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES’: See April 11. ‘ROMEO & JULIET: PIRATES VS. NINJAS’: See April 11. VOICES OF COMMUNITY SERIES: See April 11. ‘BE THE DOG’: See April 11, 2 & 7:30 p.m. ‘MRS. MOSES: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN’: In this musical comedy, the All Saints Players explore the better half of one of the Bible’s big guys. All Saints Church, South Burlington, 7 p.m. $4-7. Info, 862-9750.

film ‘PERSEPOLIS’: See April 11, 7 & 9 p.m. ‘SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET’: In Tim Burton’s 2007 take on this Stephen Sondheim musical, Johnny Depp portrays a grisly murderer who takes revenge with razors. Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7 & 9:30 p.m. $7. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘I’M NOT THERE’: In this dream-world meditation on celebrity, six actors portray the many faces and moods of pop-folk legend Bob Dylan. Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 7:30 p.m. $8. Info, 603-646-2422. ‘IRAQ IN FRAGMENTS’: Director James Longley surveys war-torn Iraq in three acts, cinéma vérité style. Dana Auditorium, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury College, 3 & 8 p.m. Free. Info, 443-6433. CHAMPLAIN MOTION PICTURES AUDITIONS: Folks from all walks of life try out for on-screen roles in a locally produced movie to be filmed in June. Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, sign-up 10:30 a.m., auditions 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, www. champlainmotionpictures.com.

art Also, see exhibitions in Section A.

MATTING & MOUNTING DEMO: A framing expert shows how to make art stand out. Artist’s Mediums, Williston, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 879-1236.

words J.R.R. TOLKIEN CONFERENCE: See April 11, Waterman Building, UVM, Burlington, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. PAM LEWIS: The touring author signs copies of her novel Perfect Family, a murder mystery set at a summer house on a fictional Vermont lake. Borders, Burlington, 2 p.m. Free. Info, 865-2711. DOUG WILHELM: The Vermont author reads from Falling, his new novel for young adults. Phoenix Books, Essex Junction, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 872-7111.

talks FEMICIDES SYMPOSIUM: Three speakers discuss the serial murders of women that have been ongoing in Juárez, Mexico, since 1992. Marsh Lounge Apse, Billings Hall, UVM, Burlington, 10 a.m. - noon & 1-3 p.m. Free. Info, 656-3570. ELDER ISSUES: Beth Stern, the executive director of the Central Vermont Council on Aging, offers an update on legislative budget priorities and accomplishments for seniors. Board Room, Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Free. Info, 496-9458.

kids ANIMAL FEEDING: See April 9. WINOOSKI PLAYGROUP: See April 10, 10-11 a.m. ‘SATURDAY STORIES’: Librarians read from popular picture books at the Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester, 10 a.m. Free. Info, 878-0313. BORDERS STORYTIME: Little bookworms listen to stories at Borders, Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 865-2711. BARNES & NOBLE STORYTIME: Kids ages 4 and up settle down for stories at Barnes & Noble, South Burlington, 11 a.m. Free. Info, 864-8001. ‘CELEBRATE THE FLEECE’: Four- and 5-year-olds greet new lambs, watch a sheep-shearing, and learn how wool becomes felt, yarn and cloth. Shelburne Farms, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Kids 6 and older, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $12 per adult-child pair, $6 for each additional child. Registration and info, 985-8686, ext. 341. KIDS’ CRAFT LAB: Small hands work with recycled materials to make new stuff. The Bobbin Sew Bar & Craft Lounge, Burlington, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $5 per child. Info, www.thebobbin.com or 999-6202. 4-H PRESENTATION DAY: Area youth display ag-centric projects and model homemade garments in a kid-centric fashion show. Hunt Middle School, Burlington, 9:15 a.m. - noon. Free. Info, 656-5429. JUNIOR IRON CHEF COMPETITION: Middle and high school students stir, chop and sauté in three-to-five-person teams at this cooking contest centered on local edibles. Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Free. Info, www.jrironchefvt. org or 985-0322. EGG DROP: Budding physicists compete with crash-proof containers at this science-project showdown. Montshire Museum, Norwich, display and construction noon - 2 p.m., contest 2 p.m. $2 includes one egg. Info, 649-2200. VERMONT SCHOLASTIC CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS: Future Kasparovs in grades K through 12 beat the clock to say “checkmate.” Camel’s Hump Middle School, Richmond, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $15-20. Registration and info, www. vtchess.info or 434-4872.

sport ZUMBA FITNESS: See April 10, Fitness Options location only, 9:30 & 11 a.m.

activism ‘TRACKING OUR FUTURE’: Montpelier residents envision what their city will look like a century from now. Montpelier City Hall, 9 a.m. Free. Info, 355-2150. EARTH DAY SUSTAINABILITY FAIR: Green-themed activities, music and snacks augment an idea-swap of ways to live lightly on the planet. Richmond Library, noon - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 434-4394.

etc BINGO: See April 9. CHARITY BINGO: See April 9. GEEK WEEK: See April 9, cartoons, “hack the planet” info workshops, bikes, ’bots, “cardborgs” and “mathletics,” 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; geek-hop band The Mathematicians, 9 p.m. MOVE INTERNATIONAL SPRING MARKET: See April 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET: Shoppers seeking locally raised edibles pick up root vegetables, cheeses, pickles and other lavish provender at the Old Strand Theater, Rutland, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Info, 287-9311. FLINT KNAPPING WORKSHOP: Survivalists ages 14 and up fashion sharp hand tools by fracturing stone. North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, 1-4 p.m. $25. Info, 229-6206. NORTHERN GREYHOUND ADOPTIONS: Supporters of the sleek-bodied breed offer info about volunteer work and caring for rescued racers. Community Space, University Mall, South Burlington, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free. Info, 863-1066, ext. 11. SCALE MODELING EXHIBITION: Hobbyists from both sides of the border break out the superglue and sweat the small stuff for this miniatureconstruction showcase. Holiday Inn, Plattsburgh, N.Y., 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. $2. Info, 518-561-4265. COLLEGE PATHWAYS CONFERENCE: High school sophomores, juniors and their parents choose four workshops from among 16 higher-ed-related topics, and backwoods comedian Rusty DeWees keynotes. Various on-campus locations, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Free. Registration and info, www.vsac.org or 800-798-8722. GARDENING WORKSHOP: Bugs and other plant pests form the focus of an organic-based problem-solving seminar. Gardener’s Supply, Burlington, 9:30-11 a.m. $10. Registration and info, 660-3500. ‘SUGAR ON SNOW’ PARTY: Hardenedmaple-syrup edibles usher in spring, whether or not cold white stuff is still on the ground. Palmer’s Sugarhouse, Shelburne, noon - 4 p.m. $4, free to watch. Info, 985-5054. VERMONT SCHOOL & YOUTH GARDEN CONFERENCE: Cultivators of green thumbs under age 18 convene to talk plots. Chase Community Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $10-35. Info, www. burlingtongardens.org or 861-4769. FRENCH ROUNDTABLE: Speakers at various skill levels order café during an open practice session. Briggs Carriage Bookstore, Brandon, 9:30 a.m. Free. Info, 247-0050. GARDENING CYCLES: Two herbalists teach a practical workshop about how to make the most of windowboxes, backyards and fields. Hunger Mountain Co-op, Montpelier, 12:30-2 p.m. $7. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202. BODY STRESS: Anxiety-prone peeps learn techniques for adapting to sudden change. Riverside Chiropractic, Montpelier, 2:30-4 p.m. $5. Info, 223-8004, ext. 202. APPLIANCE ROUND-UP: Recyclers take advantage of waived fees to drop off washers, water heaters and other household machinery. All Chittenden County CSWD centers except Colchester, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Info, www.cswd. net or 872-8111.

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