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What to Do: 12/14/13

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We have some ideas for what to do on your Saturday, December 14, 2013.

SANTA VISIT

Santa will be at the "Stuff the Humvee" event at Price Chopper in Brattleboro after his test flight. We expect his arrival around 11:00am to see the kids! Santa will depart at the speed of starlight around 12:30pm. Stop by with the kids or to bring a new unwrapped toy.

ICE SKATING SHOW

Burlington Parks and Rec. is hosting its annual Holiday skating show -- "The Gift" at Leddy Park on Saturday.

Along with featuring the talents of local figure skaters, the show has a social mission. This year COTS will be the beneficiary of the "donation only" admission to the show. The show starts at 3:00 on Saturday and cash donations or new gifts will be accepted at the door.

CHORAL PERFORMANCE

The Mad River Chorale is presenting "Rejoice and Be Merry: Songs of the Season". That's at 7:30 p.m. in the Waitsfield United Church and Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Warren United Church. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students, and children under 11 are free. There is a $1.00 discount if you bring an item for the food shelf. Info and tickets are available at www.madriverchorale.org or 496-4781

POLAR EXPRESS

The Polar Express train leaves and arrives at the Burlington waterfront. It starts at noon and goes every hour until 7 p.m. For more information, visit: http://www.vtchildrenstrust.org/events/polar-express/overview.php

EATING BUGS

Here's an activity for the brave -- bug-eating. Nutty Steph's is hosting "The Art of Eating Insects: A Contemporary Pre-Columbian Entomaphagy Event".

Includes 5+ bug tapas made with certified food-grade insects. Nutty Steph's carries a fine selection of craft beer and cider to wash down the legs. For more information contact events@eatyummybugs.com. That's at 5 p.m. at their location, which is 961 U.S. Route 2, Middlesex. Limited capacity. Advance tickets $20. $25 at the door.

For more information, visit: http://www.eatyummybugs.com

CRAFT SHOW

The Pittsford Farmers Market is holding a craft show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lothrop Elementary School Gym, 3447 US Route 7, Pittsford

Join us for your Holiday shopping. Give some unique, handmade, local gifts this year! The show will offer: artwork, jewelry, maple products, knit/crochet items, local fibers, photography, and more.

CELTIC CHRISTMAS

A Celtic Christmas Concert with the Sky Family, Prince Edward Island's premier Irish Dance Company, is coming to Worcester United Methodist Church on Saturday at 7:00pm.

HANDBELL ENSEMBLE

Northern Bronze will present "Merrily We Ring," a concert of festive songs. 14 handbell ringers will perform on Saturday, December 14th at All Souls Interfaith Gathering , 291 Bostwick Farm Rd, Shelburne, VT at 7:00. Admission is $12; Seniors and children $10; Families $40 (2 adults max.)

FESTIVAL OF TREES

The Bennington Museum is hosting its Festival of Trees Gala from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. There will be food, drinks, and holiday music from the Mt. Anthony Union High School Chamber Chorus and Catbird Trio. Contact the museum for more information.

HOLIDAY POPS

Vermont Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops is December 14th, 2013, 7:30 pm - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington and December 15th, 2013 3:00 pm - Paramount Theatre, Rutland. The theme is "Around the World at Christmastime" and features favorites from Russia, England, France, the Ukraine, and even Brazil.

HONORING THE FALLEN

Wreaths Across America is placing wreaths on the headstones at Hope Cemetery in Barre. That ceremony will take place at noon. Wreaths will be laid that morning before the ceremony.

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