What to do locally… this weekend 4/9-4/10

What to do locally this weekend….My picks from the 7 Days Calendar:

Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, April 10, 2011:

Burlington Winter Farmers Market – Vendors sell ethnic cuisine, pottery, artisan cheese and anything else they can produce in the cold. Saturday, April 9, 10AM–2PM atMemorial Auditorium in Burlington. Free

Green Mountain Children’s Celtic Festival – Toes tap and kilts swirl at this inaugural fête featuring live music, dancing, face painting, crafts … even leprechauns. Proceeds benefit the One Studio Dance scholarship fund.Saturday, April 9: 12:30PM, 3PM at West Monitor Barn in Richmond. $8-10. If you have kids, this sounds like the place to go on Saturday!

Middlebury Winter Farmers Market – Area growers, cheese makers, bakers and craftspeople collaborate to offer year-round “eat local” options. Saturday, April 9, 9:30AM–1PM atAmerican Flatbread in Middlebury. Free.

Vermont Roller Derby: ‘Superhero Slam Bout – The Green Mountain Derby Dames defend their home turf against Assault City Roller Derby’s B and A teams. Partial proceeds benefit a Vermont charity. Robert E. Miller Centre.Saturday, April 9, 4PM at Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. $6-15. I’ll be there!  I’ve never been to one, I’m excited!

Chocolate-Dipping Demo – Fans of cocoa-covered confectionery experience the tempering and dipping process. Saturday, April 9, 2PM &Sunday, April 10, 2PM at Laughing Moon Chocolates in Stowe. Free. YUM!

Joshua Panda Band, Hotels & Highways (soul, Americana),Sunday, April 10, 7PM at Parima Main Stage in Burlington. I’ve heard Josh Panda play before & he has a good sound-recommended.


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