Friday, January 27, 2012

Events in Burlington, Vermont - January 27-29

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

Friday, January 27, 2012

PlanBTV Design Charette

Community members work with town planners, architects and engineers to formulate a collective vision for the future of downtown and the waterfront. Friday, January 27, 9–11AM at 1 Church Street in Burlington. Free.

PlanBTV Design Charette Midweek Presentation

Active Burlingtonians weigh in on the week's progress planning the future of downtown and the waterfront. Friday, January 27, 6:30–8:30PM at 1 Church Street in Burlington. Free.

International Folk Dancing

Louise Brill and Larry Gordon organize people into choreographed patterns from around the world. No partner necessary. Friday, January 27, 7–9:30PM at North End Studio B in Burlington. $5.

Campus Food Drive

Good Samaritans drop off nonperishable food items in the Davis Center atrium, Given/Rowell Brickyard, Waterman Building (at the College Street entrance), Patrick Gymnasium lobby and the Living/Learning Center's Fireplace Lounge. Friday, January 27, 9AM–5PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. Donations accepted.

Middle School Book Group

Page turners chat about favorite works of lit. Friday, January 27, 3:15–4:15PM at Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington. Free.

'The Clean House'

A housekeeper obsessively searches for a joke to define her parents' lives in Sarah Ruhl's play of healing and forgiveness, presented by Vermont Stage Company. Friday, January 27, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $10-32.50.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

PlanBTV Design Charette

Community members work with town planners, architects and engineers to formulate a collective vision for the future of downtown and the waterfront. Saturday, January 28, 9–11AM at 1 Church Street in Burlington. Free.

'The Giant in the Washing Machine'

Vignettes dart between adult and children's perspectives in Joy Madden's work-in-progress piece. Local dancers Kelsey Wilson and Sarah Austin join in. Saturday, January 28, 7PM at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill in Burlington. $10-110 (choose your own price).

Honey Tasting

Me want honeycomb? Foodies sample the sweet stuff in its many forms in an edible education demo with Bill Mares and Scott Wilson of the Vermont Beekeepers Association and reps from Slow Food Vermont. Saturday, January 28, 12–4PM at Lake Champlain Chocolates in Burlington. Free.

Cervical Cancer Screenings

The Hicks Foundation organizes women's wellness exams for the un- or underinsured. Services include pap tests, breast exams, heart health screenings, and HPV DNA tests and HPV vaccines where appropriate. Held at Planned Parenthoods in Burlington, Newport and Rutland. Saturday, January 28, 9AM–1PM at Various locations statewide. Free.

Drop-In Family Ski & Snowshoe Program

Weather permitting, kids and adults get some fresh air and exercise. Hot chocolate and art activities also provided. Saturday, January 28, 1–4PM at Schmanska Park in Burlington. Cost of rentals.

'The Clean House'

A housekeeper obsessively searches for a joke to define her parents' lives in Sarah Ruhl's play of healing and forgiveness, presented by Vermont Stage Company. Saturday, January 28: 2PM, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $10-32.50.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

PlanBTV Design Charette

Community members work with town planners, architects and engineers to formulate a collective vision for the future of downtown and the waterfront. Sunday, January 29, 9–11AM at 1 Church Street in Burlington. Free.

Israeli Folk Dancing

Movers bring clean, soft-soled shoes and learn traditional circle or line dances. Partners not required. Sunday, January 29, 7:25–9:30PM at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free to first-timers.

'The Giant in the Washing Machine'

Vignettes dart between adult and children's perspectives in Joy Madden's work-in-progress piece. Local dancers Kelsey Wilson and Sarah Austin join in. Sunday, January 29, 4PM at Burlington Dances, Chace Mill in Burlington. $10-110 (choose your own price).

'Unmasked: Judeophobia and the Threat to Civilization'

Director Gloria Greenfield introduces and discusses her documentary, an in-depth examination of anti-Jewish ideology, at its Vermont premiere. Sunday, January 29, 7PM at Davis Center, UVM in Burlington. Free.

The Pennywise Pantry

On a tour of the store, shoppers create a custom template for keeping the kitchen stocked with affordable, nutritious eats. Sunday, January 29, 10–11AM at City Market in Burlington. Free.

Dimanches

Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en fran├žais. Sunday, January 29, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

UConn Men's Basketball vs. Notre Dame

Huskies fans cheer on the team. The Vermont chapter of University of Connecticut alumni provides the food and first beverage. Sunday, January 29, 12PM at Buffalo Wild Wings in Burlington. Free; preregister.

Women's Pickup Soccer

Ladies of all ages and abilities break a sweat while passing around the spherical polyhedron. Sunday, January 29, 6–8PM at Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington. $3.

'The Clean House'

A housekeeper obsessively searches for a joke to define her parents' lives in Sarah Ruhl's play of healing and forgiveness, presented by Vermont Stage Company. Sunday, January 29, 2PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $10-32.50.

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home or condominium in or near Burlington Vermont Real Estate 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 or email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Events in Burlington, Vermont - January 13-15

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

Friday, January 13, 2012

Queen City Contra Dance

Chris Weiler calls the steps to tunes by the Contraindicators. Beginner's session at 7:45 p.m. Friday, January 13, 8–11PM at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. $8; free for kids under 12.

Winter Shorts: A Film Night Guest Curated by Abby Manock

Film buffs screen works by Arlen Austin, James Bellizia, Pilar Conde, Pablo Diserens, Joe Gaetani, Christy Gast, Francis Gomila, Thyra Heder, Heloise & the Savoir Faire, Abby Manock, Rob Swainson and Josh Tonsfeldt. Friday, January 13, 8–11:55PM at BCA Center in Burlington. Free; cash bar.

Middle School Book Group

Page turners chat about favorite works of lit. Friday, January 13, 3:15–4:15PM at Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington. Free.

'The Crucible' - "Witch!"

Arthur Miller's drama about the Salem Witch Trials, presented by First Light Theatre Company, serves as a metaphor for the McCarthyism of the 1950s. Friday, January 13, 7:30PM at South Burlington High School in South Burlington. $5-7.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rummage Sale

Treasure hunters give used goods another go. Saturday, January 14, 9AM–4PM at Odd Fellows Hall in Burlington. Free.

'Diversity in Dance, Diversity in Life'

Exuberant movers celebrate their differences in a benefit for Puppets in Education. Featured guests include Paul Besaw, the Blue Moon Company, Big APE, Burlington Taiko and more. Saturday, January 14, 7PM at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington. $20-23.

Understanding Local Cheeses

Cheese monger Dave Lauber demystifies the world of artisanal cheeses — cave aged, washed rind and raw milk among them — and offers samples along the way. Saturday, January 14, 11AM–12PM at City Market in Burlington. Free; preregister.

'Martin's Big Words'

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, kids learn about the civil-rights activist and the history of African Americans through continuous screenings of this film. Saturday, January 14, 1–4PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Drop-In Family Ski & Snowshoe Program

Weather permitting, kids and adults get some fresh air and exercise. Hot chocolate and art activities also provided. Saturday, January 14, 1–4PM at Schmanska Park in Burlington. Cost of rentals.

Intro to Buddhism

Know what nam-myoho-renge-kyo means? Find out at this primer on the Eastern religion. Saturday, January 14, 1–2PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

'The Crucible' - "Witch!"

Arthur Miller's drama about the Salem Witch Trials, presented by First Light Theatre Company, serves as a metaphor for the McCarthyism of the 1950s. Saturday, January 14, 7:30PM at South Burlington High School in South Burlington. $5-7.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Israeli Folk Dancing

Movers bring clean, soft-soled shoes and learn traditional circle or line dances. Partners not required. Sunday, January 15, 7:25–9:30PM at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free to first-timers.

Hometown Hauntings

A paranormal investigation team reveals its findings on local supernatural spots — including the historic Allen house. Sunday, January 15, 2–4PM at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington. Free.

'Martin's Big Words'

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, kids learn about the civil-rights activist and the history of African Americans through continuous screenings of this film. Sunday, January 15, 1–4PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Dimanches

Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en fran├žais. Sunday, January 15, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women's Pickup Soccer

Ladies of all ages and abilities break a sweat while passing around the spherical polyhedron. Sunday, January 15, 6–8PM at Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington. $3.

'Mamma Mia!'

A young bride-to-be searches for her absentee dad only to find there are three possible candidates in this rollicking Broadway National Tour musical that threads together ABBA gems. Sunday, January 15: 2:30PM, 8PM at Flynn MainStage in Burlington. $27-82.

Campfire Stories: At Your Service

Forget the tent. Raconteurs spin five- to eight-minute-long tales about the service industry as though they were sitting around the bonfire. No notes allowed; listeners welcome. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. to speak. Sunday, January 15, 7–9PM at Spark Arts in Burlington. $5 suggested donation.

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If you are considering listing your home for sale or buying a home or condominium in or near Burlington Vermont Real Estate 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 or email me at Chris@ChrisHurdVT.com