We have a few ideas for how to spend your Saturday, January 18, 2014.
ALICE IN WONDERLAND EXHIBIT
For the kids, there's a big exhibit is opening today at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. It's called Alice's Wonderland and is geared toward children ages 3 to 8, with an emphasis on drawing in girls to science and math exploration through studying optical illusions. Tickets for kids are $10.50. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
In Southern Vermont, the 5th Annual Whitingham Fire Dept. Fishing Derby on Lake Sadagwa is going on until 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds benefit the Whitingham Fire Dept.
If you're looking for a great deal on books, you've got one more week to get to the Holiday Book Sale, which started in December, at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier. Everything is by donation. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
And it's Bark for Life at Dog Mountain Open House. Animal lovers and their canine companions wear ugly sweaters at this festive gathering at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury. Donations of pet food and bedding are requested. 12 - 4 p.m.
Simone Dinnerstein is a New York-based pianist who gained an international following because of the remarkable success of her recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations, which she raised the funds to record. Released in 2007 on Telarc, it ranked No. 1 on the US Billboard Classical Chart. That's at 7:30 PM. Adults pay $35 advance, $40 day of show; Students $10 www.chandler-arts.org
The Burlington Chamber orchestra kicks off a weeklong collaboration with a concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michaels College at the McCarthy Arts Center. More information at www.flynntix.org
Dance Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Rumba, Cha Cha, and more), Latin, Swing, Salsa and Argentine Tango at the Elley-Long Music Center in Colchester. Lessons, dancing, and light refreshment included in admission cost. $13 - General Admission, $9 - USA Dance Members/Seniors/Students. This month includes a mini-lesson in Waltz from 7-7:30 and a feature lesson in Argentine Tango from 7:30-8:30. Social dancing begins after that and goes until 11 p.m. Dancers of all ages and abilities are welcome. No partner necessary. For more information, go to http://www.dancevermont.org/
CHILI & WINTER STROLL
In Wilmington, you can go to "Chili and Chimes," a Winter Stroll event, from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. downtown. There will be chili samples and homemade chime displays. It's free and open to anyone. For more information on this event and other downtown events, please see the Wilmington Works website: www.wilmingtonworksvt.com.
Waterbury is holding its Winterfest through Sunday, January 26. There have been a few changes because of the weather, but organizers say the festival is still a go. They say most of the 40+ events are free. Competitive events have nominal registration fees. There is a great mix of outdoor activities and indoor events. Many local businesses are taking part with special promotions, discounts, specials through the entire week of Winterfest. For times and details visit: www.wtrbry-winterfest.org
You can learn to prepare fish or game for your dinnertable at the 22nd Annual Yankee Sportsman's Classic at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. Chef Jimmy Kennedy will offer simple, yet elegant recipes for venison, grouse and fish at his popular game cooking seminar. And new this year, the department is also offering a deer butchering seminar. Eric Holmgren, a professional butcher and state meat inspector, will demonstrate the simple skills and knowledge you need to transform your deer carcass into recognizable cuts for the table. The seminar on Whole Deer Processing will be held 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Stevens Room. Game Cooking with Jimmy Kennedy will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. upstairs.
WINTER FESTIVAL CONCERT
Young Tradition Vermont's Touring Group will make its debut at the Celtic Winter Festival Concert on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 7 pm at the All Soul's Interfaith Gathering at 291 Bostwick Farm Road in Shelburne, Vermont. There will be fiddle tunes, original and shape note songs, and contra dances by 18 young folks between 14 and 18 years of age, mostly from Vermont, but also including friends from Massachusetts and Quebec. Tickets will be $16.50 for Adults and $10 for children under 18 and will be available at the door on the night of the concert.
Friday, April 18 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:24:34 GMT
Vt. State Police say a small plane has crashed on Interstate 89 north in Highgate. A state airport official confirms that a single-engine aerobatic plane was in the vicinity of the Franklin County StateMore >>
The pilot of a small plane parachuted to safety before his aircraft crashed on Interstate 89 north in Highgate Friday afternoon. More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:13:39 GMT
Police have released the name of the young man killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday in Burlington. Police say just after 6 p.m. Thursday, Tyler Benjamin, 24, of Winooski, hit a guardrail on the beltlineMore >>
Police have released the name of the young man killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday on the Burlington beltline.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:02:32 GMT
A sugaring season was cut short in Swanton overnight after a shed caught fire. Fire officials tell us they got the call around 1:30 a.m. Friday for the sugarhouse fire on Woods Hill Road. They say theMore >>
Sugaring season was cut short in Swanton early Friday morning after a shed caught fire. More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:38:06 GMT
A Colchester police officer charged with drunk driving has been disciplined by the town, but the details are not being released. Jeremy Wyskiel, 36, was charged with DUI last month after police say heMore >>
A Colchester police officer charged with drunk driving has been disciplined by the town, but the details are not being released.More >>
Friday, April 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:36:37 GMT
New York lawmakers are engaging the public in the fight against the rise of opiate addiction. The state Senate has created a task force to hear from law enforcement, health care, social service and educationMore >>
New York lawmakers are engaging the public in the fight against the rise of opiate addiction.More >>