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What to Do: 3/9/14

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We've got some tasty ideas for this second Sunday in March!

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

This year is the 20th annual Franklin Fire Dept. Pancake breakfast at the Franklin Central School. They serve more than 2,000 people starting at 6 a.m. Proceeds go directly towards the operational budget of the station. They have more than 40 local business sponsors supporting the event.

MARDI GRAS MUSIC

 

The Kingdom Dixie Band taps into the spirit of Mardi Gras with toe-tapping tunes from the early 20th century. A reception follows. That's happening at 4 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Newport. It's five dollars to get in.

OPERA SONGS

'Country Nights to New York Lights' ... Opera North presents a program of American opera and song, featuring selections from West Side Story, Showboat and more. That's at 3 p.m. at Wilder Center in Wilder. Tickets range from 15 to 25 dollars.

SUGARING EVENT

Folks welcome spring with maple syrup treats, sap-boiling demos, live music and a petting zoo. From 12-4 p.m. at Palmer's Sugarhouse in Shelburne. It's a free event.

 

"TOURING THE TRAILS"

This cross-country skiing and snowshoeing event benefits the Green Mountain United Way. It's followed by complimentary pizza and prizes. That goes from 1-5 p.m. at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. There's a minimum $40 entry. Equipment rentals will be available at no charge. For more information, visit www.gmunitedway.org or call 802-647-2148.

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