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    THINGS TO DO

    BENNINGTON

    Club Muse 90s Dance Party, 8 - 11 p.m. Join your friends for some lively music and signature cocktails at the Club Muse 90s Dance Party. Bennington Museum. $5. 447-1571, info@benningtonmuseum.org.



    BRANDON

    Playgroup, 9:30 a.m. Children from birth to age 5 are welcomed and must be accompanied by an adult. Join us for activities, songs, and fingerplays. Please bring a snack for your child. Rutland County Parent Child Center. Free. 773-8675.



    GRANITEVILLE

    Playgroup, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Children ages birth to 6, along with their parents or caregivers. Graniteville Presbyterian Church. 262-3292, x113.



    MIDDLEBURY

    Marley & We, 8 p.m. The area's best dancers in an eclectic concert, proceeds to support the purchase of a "Marley" floor for dance performances. Town Hall Theater. $18. 382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org.



    NORTHFIELD

    Playgroup, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Children ages birth to 6, along with their parents or caregivers. Northfield United Church. 262-3292, ext. 113.



    Young Athlete Program, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. An innovative sports play program for children ages 2 to 7 with intellectual disabilities, designed to introduce them to the world of sports. Andrews Hall Gym. Norwich University. (800) 639-1603, ddiaz@vtso.org.



    EDUCATION

    RUTLAND

    Athletic Talent Search & Open House, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Events include lunch in the dining hall and campus tours. Great opportunity to meet faculty, coaches, staff and our president. RSVP by April 2. College of St. Joseph. 776-5286, admissions@csj.edu, www.csj.edu.



    MUSIC

    BRANDON

    Otter Follies, 7 p.m. Community talent show featuring song, dance, variety, door prizes, raffle. OVUHS auditorium. $5, seniors and students $3. Tickets on sale at 6 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Benefit for OVUHS music program.



    MIDDLEBURY

    Stone Document, 8 p.m. A progressive - ambient - fusion trio plays a blend of electronic pulse, psychedelic improvisations, and a return to music without borders. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Concert Hall. Free. 443 3168, www.middlebury.edu.



    NORTH CLARENDON

    "Show Me Gala" Talent Show, 7 - 9 p.m. Mill River's Friends of Music presents the annual "Show Me Gala." A wide variety of acts will be in the show. Mill River. Admission is charged.



    RUTLAND

    Live Music At Tapas, 7 - 10 p.m. Charlie Woods & Company; playing tunes from the 70s to the present. Tapas Restaurant & Tavern. 775-1550, www.tapasrutland.com.



    THEATER

    DORSET

    One-Act Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. "Mrs. Sorken," "Damage Control," "Please Have a Seat And Someone Will Be With You Shortly," "Chocolate," "I'm Herbert." Cheney Road. $10. 867-5777, dpi@vermontel.net.



    MIDDLEBURY

    La Malasangre, 8 p.m. In this play about power, violence, and love, a controlling father is determined to dictate his daughter's future, but his plans go awry when she falls in love with the wrong man. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre. $1-0/8/6. 443-3168, www.middlebury.edu.



    VISUAL ARTS

    BENNINGTON

    Vermont Impressions Exhibition, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Drawn from the Bennington Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition features paintings in the impressionist vein dating largely from 1900 - 1950. Bennington Museum. $9 Adults, $8 Seniors, and students K-12 free. 447-1571, info@benningtonmuseum.org.



    BRATTLEBORO

    Gallery Walk, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Celebration of the arts includes exhibit openings at 35 to 50 or more galleries, cafes, retail shops and businesses, most in the downtown area. 257-2616, info@gallerywalk.org, www.gallerywalk.org.



    MIDDLEBURY

    Greece vs. Rome, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Selected from the work of over 60 students enrolled in this introductory course, this exhibit demonstrates a combination of drawing strategies and concepts explored throughout the fall semester. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery. Free. 443 3168.



    RUTLAND

    When Wind Bears Go Dancing, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. An exhibit featuring the works of 10 children's book illustrators. Member artwork also on display and for sale. Chaffee Art Center. Donations appreciated. 775-0356.



    Saturday

    CRAFTS

    GRANVILLE

    Craft Fair, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Variety of handcrafted items available. Middle Granville Presbyterian Church. Route 22A.



    BOOKS

    BELLOWS FALLS

    Strategy Games, 1 - 4 p.m. Trading of Yu-Gi-Oh cards, duels, quarterly tournaments. Village Square Booksellers. Free. 463-9404, www.villagesquarebooks.com.



    FUNDRAISING

    RUTLAND

    Open Mic for Haiti, 6 - 9 p.m. RHS Tri-M Music Honor Society is sponsoring an open mic night, silent auction and bake sale to benefit the Haiti relief effort. Rutland High School Theatre. $3. sswitz02@yahoo.com.



    THINGS TO DO

    BRANDON

    Spanish Conversation Hour, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Meet and practice your Spanish. All abilities welcome. The Inside Scoop. Free. 247-6600.



    MARLBORO

    Celebrating Howard Zinn, 3 - 5 p.m. A retrospective of the author and activist's career, who died Jan 27 leaving a legacy of civil rights and anti-war activism as well as writing more than 20 books. Whittemore Theater. www.marlboro.edu.



    MIDDLEBURY

    Young Artists Showcase, 8 p.m. Middlebury's annual event, showcasing local teenagers and their accomplishments in singing, dance, instrumental music and acting. Town Hall Theater. $10/$5. 382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org.



    PAWLET

    Pawlet Community Church Roast Pork Dinner, 5 p.m. Roast pork dinner with stuffing, potatoes, gravy and all the fixings, maple sundaes. Pawlet Community Church. $10. 325-3022, 325-3428, 325-3073.



    MARKETS

    RUTLAND

    Rutland Indoor Winter Farmers Market, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Local grown produce fresh, frozen and canned; artisan cheeses; local raised meats & eggs; hot foods; baked goods; woolens; dog treats; artisan crafts and more. Old Strand Theater space www.vtfarmersmarket.org.

    FOOD

    POULTNEY

    Easter Bake Sale, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Variety of baked goods available, proceeds benefit church's general fund. United Methodist Church. 325-3174.



    LECTURES

    SOUTH ROYALTON

    Investigating Animal Cruelty in Vermont, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Learn about the "anatomy" of a cruelty case: elements of a criminal investigation, plus an overview of local, state, and federal laws and regulations that apply to animal cases. Oakes Hall, 162 Chelsea St. Free. kkreynolds@gmail.com, www.vermontlaw.edu.



    MUSIC

    HINESBURG

    Concert & Dance, 7 - 11 p.m. Concert followed by desserts and a square dance at 8:30 p.m., with Will Mentor calling. Hinesburg Town Hall. $10. 482-5625, www.oldsledgemusic.com.



    RIPTON

    Ripton Community Coffee House, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. Indie singer-songwriter Kelleigh McKenzie performs. Ripton Community House. $8 adults; $5 seniors; $3 kids. 388-9782.



    RUTLAND

    From the Garden to the Cross, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. A spiritual journey from Gethsemane to Calvary through readings and music. Introducing the Rutland SDA church chime choir. Rutland Seventh-day Adventist Church. Free.



    OUTDOORS

    RUTLAND

    Green Mt. Club Hike, All Day. Join Bill Powers, author of "Silver Lake, Beyond the Mists," for a hike to Silver Lake in Leicester. Free. 773-2185.

    THEATER

    DORSET

    One-Act Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. "Mrs. Sorken," "Damage Control," "Please Have a Seat And Someone Will Be With You Shortly," "Chocolate," "I'm Herbert." Cheney Road. $10. 867-5777, dpi@vermontel.net.



    MIDDLEBURY

    La Malasangre, 8 p.m. In this play about power, violence, and love, a controlling father is determined to dictate his daughter's future, but his plans go awry when she falls in love with the wrong man. Mahaney Center for the Arts, Seeler Studio Theatre. $1-0/8/6. 443-3168, www.middlebury.edu.



    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION

    "Damascus", 7:30 - 9 p.m. A sudden turn of events extends a textbook author's stay in the Syrian capital, leading to romantic, comic and political entanglements. Briggs Opera House. $35 - $58, Discount for Children/Seniors. 296-7000, www.northernstage.org.



    VISUAL ARTS

    BENNINGTON

    Vermont Impressions Exhibition, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Drawn from the Bennington Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition features paintings in the impressionist vein dating largely from 1900 - 1950. Bennington Museum. $9 Adults, $8 Seniors, and students K-12 free. 447-1571, info@benningtonmuseum.org.



    MIDDLEBURY

    Greece vs. Rome, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Selected from the work of over 60 students enrolled in this introductory course, this exhibit demonstrates a combination of drawing strategies and concepts explored throughout the fall semester. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery. Free. 443 3168.



    Sunday

    THINGS TO DO

    MARLBORO

    Music for the Ney, 3 - 5 p.m. Fredrick Stubbs plays this most ancient of instruments in a concert featuring devotional music of the Mevlevi Dervishes together with pieces from the Ottoman Turkish art tradition. Ragle Hall. www.marlboro.edu.



    WESTON

    Community Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Community Breakfast with juice, pancakes, sausage, hot beverages. To be preceded by a Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at the Walker Bridge. Weston Rod & Gun Club. $5, $3 children 6-12, under 6 free. 824-5486, www.oldparishchurch.org.



    CONCERTS

    MIDDLEBURY

    Richard Goode, Piano, 4 p.m. Pianist Richard Goode has been hailed for making music with tremendous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today's leading interpreters of classical and Romantic music. Mahaney Center for the Arts. $2-4/1-8/6. 443 3168, www.middlebury.edu.



    MUSIC

    MIDDLEBURY

    Zolotoi Plyos, 8 p.m. This colorful ensemble offers a lively program of Russian folk songs and instrumental music. Mead Memorial Chapel. Free. 443 3168, www.middlebury.edu.



    GROUPS

    WESTON

    AA Meeting, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion meeting. The Priory Visitor's Center. Off Route 155, 885-8281, www.aavt.org/.



    VISUAL ARTS

    BENNINGTON

    Vermont Impressions Exhibition, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Drawn from the Bennington Museum's permanent collection, this exhibition features paintings in the impressionist vein dating largely from 1900 - 1950. Bennington Museum. $9 Adults, $8 Seniors, and students K-12 free. 447-1571, info@benningtonmuseum.org.



    MIDDLEBURY

    Greece vs. Rome, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Selected from the work of over 60 students enrolled in this introductory course, this exhibit demonstrates a combination of drawing strategies and concepts explored throughout the fall semester. Middlebury College Museum of Art, Overbrook Gallery. Free. 443 3168.
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