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What to Do: 3/8/14

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We have some ideas for your Saturday.

IRISH FESTIVAL

The 19th annual Burlington Irish Heritage Festival kicks off today. There is a lecture about the role of Irish immigrants in the Civil War at the Vermont Genealogy Library in Colchester and St. Michael's College Concert for St. Patrick: The Alan Kelly Gang also in Colchester. 10:30 & 7pm

CHILI FESTIVAL

The Vermont Chili Festival is happening in Middlebury from 1pm - 4pm today. It has been named one of the Top 10 Winter Events for the past five years by The Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

SNOWBOARD DESIGN

There's a Snowboard Design Workshop at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe. Kids use sketches and photography as Kelly Holt helps artists ages 5 through 10 create eye-catching equipment. That's from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

PIANO CONCERT

Katherine Chi, the established pianist, offers lively interpretations of works by Haydn, Beethoven and others. That's at 7:30 tonight at South Congregational Church in St. Johnsbury. Tickets are six to eighteen dollars.

BIRD WALK

The Audubon society is holding a bird monitoring walk today from 8-10 a.m. For more information, visit: http://vt.audubon.org/events/bird-monitoring-walks-0

WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL

The 23rd annual Women's Film Festival is presenting 31 films directed by and about women. That runs from March 7-16 at the New England Youth Theatre at 100 Flat Street in Brattleboro. For more information, visit: http://womensfreedomcenter.net/newsevents/womens-film-festival/

ADVENTURE RACING

Green Mountain Adventure Racing Association (GMARA) is holding the inaugural Wintry Wonder, an adventure event designed for families and teams of children. It's a 3-hour event at Bolton Valley Resort. It features snowshoeing and trail exploration. It costs $5 a person. More information at: www.gmara.org/wintry

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