There's always things to do in Burlington, VT. Below is a sample of the some of events happening in Burlington this weekend...
Friday, July 4th, 2014
Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls
Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sat., June 7, 8 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html
Those who identify as women gather for readings, discussion and activities. Fridays, 2-3:30 p.m. Continues through July 25 at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.
Queen City Tango Practilonga
Dancers kick off the weekend with improvisation, camaraderie and laughter. No partner necessary, but clean, smooth-soled shoes required. Beginner lesson, 7-7:45 p.m.; informal dancing, 7:30-10 p.m. Fridays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Jan. 16 at North End Studio B in Burlington. $7.
Breathe, clap, chant and ... giggle! Participants decrease stress with this playful practice. Bring personal water. Fridays, 12-1 p.m. at The Wellness Co-op in Burlington. Free.
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival Artist Faculty Series
Works by Rachmaninoff, Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák inform "Outpourings of the Heart." Pre-performance lecture, 6:45 p.m.; concert, 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 4, 7:30 p.m. at UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus in Burlington. $25; free for students with ID. More info about the program: http://gmcmf.org/events/outpourings-heart
Saturday, July 5th, 2014
FIFA World Cup
Soccer fanatics screen semifinal and final matches on a wide-screen television. Sat., July 5, 12-6 p.m., Tue., July 8, 12-6 p.m., Wed., July 9, 12-6 p.m., Sat., July 12, 12-6 p.m. and Sun., July 13, 12-6 p.m. at Pickering Room, Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.
BTV Green's Legalization and Beyond statewide conference
Proponents of cannabis and hemp legalization in Vermont explore its medical, environmental and economical benefits. See btvgreen.com for details. Sat., July 5, 12-3 p.m. at First Unitarian Universalist Society in Burlington. Free. More info: http://btvgreen.com/2014/06/legalization-and-beyond/
Sweets lovers tap into the nuances of sour, spicy, earthy and fruity flavors. Saturdays, 3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 30 at Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Store & Café in Burlington. Free.
Understanding Eastern Medicine
Acupuncturist Marni Adhikari teaches attendants about alternative paths to well-being through the Chinese philosophy of the Five Elements. Sat., July 5, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 2, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6, 2-3 p.m., Sat., Oct. 4, 2-3 p.m. and Sat., Nov. 1, 2-3 p.m. at Pathways to Well Being in Burlington. Free.
Queen City Ghostwalk: Darkness Falls
Paranormal historian Thea Lewis highlights haunted happenings throughout Burlington. Meet at the steps 10 minutes before start time. Saturdays, 8 p.m. through Aug. 30 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html
Burlington Farmers Market
More than 90 stands overflow with seasonal produce, flowers, artisan wares and prepared foods. Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25 at Burlington City Hall Park in Burlington. Free
Burlington Food Tour
Locavores sample the Queen City's finest cuisine on a scrumptious stroll that stops at the Burlington Farmers Market and an area restaurant. Saturdays, 12:30-3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 18 at East Shore Vineyard Tasting Room in Burlington, $45
Saturday Story Time
Youngsters and their caregivers gather for entertaining tales. Saturdays, 11 a.m. Continues through July 26 at Phoenix Books Burlington in Burlington. Free.
Resistance, intervals, power, plyometrics, endurance and diet define this high-intensity physical-fitness program. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. at North End Studio A in Burlington. $10.
3D Printing, Designing & Scanning With Blu-Bin
Instruction in basic programs teaches attendees how to build digital models of their ideas. Saturdays, 12-1:30 p.m. at Blu-Bin in Burlington. Free; preregister: http://www.meetup.com/Blu-Bin-Events-Burlington-VT/
Sunday, July 6th, 2014
Kidical Mass Group Bicycle Ride
Fit families take a leisurely spin around the Queen City. Sun., July 6, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Sun., Aug. 3, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Sun., Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Maglianero Café in Burlington. Free.
Queen City Ghostwalk: Wicked Waterfront
Paranormal authority Thea Lewis leads a spooky stroll along the shores of Lake Champlain. Meet at the fountain at the bottom of Pearl Street 10 minutes before start time. Sundays, 8 p.m. Continues through Aug. 3rd at Battery Park in Burlington. $15; preregister: http://www.queencityghostwalk.com/QCG_Home.html
'Cost of War' Community Art Project
The Peace & Justice Center teams up with Brattleboro's B4 Peace Team and the Will Miller Chapter of Veterans for Peace to examine the impact of U.S. military spending on local economies. Sun., July 6, 1-5 p.m. at Church Street Marketplace in Burlington. Free.
Lavender Writes of Vermont
LGBT and LGBT-friendly writers hone their skills. Sun., July 6, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sun., July 20, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at RU12? Community Center in Burlington. Free.
Balkan Folk Dancing
Louise Brill and friends organize people into lines and circles set to complex rhythms. No partner necessary. Sun., July 6, 4-7 p.m. at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $6 suggested donation.
Community Vinyasa Yoga
Rose Bryant helps students focus on breath, intention and inner balance. Sundays, 12:45-1:45 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.
Community Restorative Yoga
Tisha Shull leads a gentle practice aimed at achieving mind-body balance. Sundays, 5:30-7 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/adm/home.asp?studioid=141607
Yogic Science: Pranayama and Meditation
Mindfulness techniques focus the senses and support an asana practice. Proceeds benefit the Center for Mindful Learning. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Continues through Aug. 31 at Sangha Studio in Burlington. Donations.
Women's Pickup Soccer
Quick-footed ladies of varying skill levels break a sweat while stringing together passes and making runs for the goal. Sundays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Sept. 28 at Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington. $3; for women ages 18 and up.
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