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Maker Mondays

Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 28
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Inquisitive families design objects using recycled materials, make mazes for robots, construct with K*nex or build a simple machine using the museum's basic tools and instructions in their learning lab. regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 6; $20 per family.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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Tinker Tuesdays

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Oct. 29
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Junior engineers bring a small item from home to take apart and investigate how it works or tinker with the museum's learning lab collection. regular museum admission, $5-8; free for children under 6; $20 per family.
American Precision Museum 196 Main Street, Windsor Windham (map)
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Vienna Boys Choir

Sun., Oct. 20, 3 p.m.
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These Austrian child musicians, ranging in age from 9 to 14, mesmerize the audience. $20-42.50.
Barre Opera House 6 North Main Street, Barre Washington (map)
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The True Story of Pocahontas

Mon., Oct. 21, 10 a.m.
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Virginia Repertory Theatre shares the story of this famous woman beyond the myth in this student matinee. Grades K-5. $8; preregister.
Barre Opera House 6 North Main Street, Barre Washington (map)
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'Jack and the Beanstalk'

Sun., Jan. 26, 1 p.m.
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No Strings Marionette Company mesmerizes an audience of all ages with the classic fairy tale of three magic beans, a boy who climbed in the sky and the giant he greets. $7.50.
Barre Opera House 6 North Main Street, Barre Washington (map)
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Family Halloween

Sun., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
802-457-2355
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All Hallow's Eve inspires pumpkin carving, doughnuts on a string, wagon rides, animal programs and "not-too-scary" stories. Costume parades at noon and 2 p.m. regular museum admission, $4-14; free for children under 3 or in costume when accompanied by an adult.
Billings Farm & Museum Rt 12 & Old River Rd, Woodstock Windsor (map)
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Bird-Monitoring Walk

Last Saturday of every month, 8-9 a.m. Continues through March 28
802-434-2167
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Eagle-eyed participants bring binoculars to search the museum's property for fluttering feathers. Best for adults and older children. Bring binoculars. Ages 10 and up. preregister.
Birds of Vermont Museum 900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington Chittenden (map)
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Horses For Hope

Sat., Oct. 19, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Dressed-up youngsters ask for treats from ponies, play games, pursue arts and crafts, take pony rides and participate in a luminary ceremony. $5; food available for purchase; all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Blackrose Farm 848 Middle Rd., Colchester Chittenden (map)
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Milton Trunk or Treat

Fri., Oct. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.
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Costumed kiddos gather sugary and not-so-sweet treats.
Bombardier Park Town Center, Milton Chittenden (map)
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'Mother the Moon'

Sat., Oct. 19, 10 & 11:30 a.m.
802-778-0334

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Tiny Hero Tales and No Strings Marionette Company enchant the audience with a pop-up puppet performance. Ages 4 and up.
Catamount Arts 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury Caledonia (map)
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Pumpkin Festival at Cedar Circle Farm

Sun., Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-785-4737
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Families see orange at this quintessential fall farm affair, featuring pumpkin picking, live music and food galore. Kids-centered activities include educational activities, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. suggested donation $10-15 per car; food and drink available to purchase.
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center 225 Pavilion Rd., East Thetford Orange (map)
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How to Breastfeed Prenatal Class

Fourth Tuesday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m.
802-371-4415
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Expectant mamas and their partners learn the basics of breastfeeding, how to get off to the best start with their baby and where to find assistance when needed. preregister.
Central Vermont Medical Center 130 Fisher Rd., Berlin Washington (map)
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Vermont Tech Jam

Thu., Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Tech-savvy teens and their parents make connections at this career and tech expo, with dozens of Vermont's most innovative companies and organizations, panel discussions and workshops.
Champlain Valley Expo 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
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Halloween Celebration

Wed., Oct. 23, 5-6:30 p.m.
802-878-1375
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Creative costumes add flair to this safe night of refreshments, games and crafts. Preschoolers to grade 4 and their families.
Champlain Valley Expo 105 Pearl St., Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
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Red Kite Green Mountain

Sun., Nov. 3, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. and Mon., Nov. 4, 9:30, 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
802-863-5966
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This interactive theatrical experience with live music and sensory moments — created specifically for young people on the autism spectrum — takes the audience on an imaginative journey, exploring Vermont's seasons and wildlife with playful activities. $8.50-15.
Chase Dance Studio 153 Main St., Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Johnson Baby Chat

Fourth Tuesday of every month, 10-11:30 a.m.
802-888-5229
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Parents with babies mingle, learn more about developmental needs and expectations, and have the opportunity to ask questions of a maternal health specialist.
Church of the Nazarene 565 Route 15 East, Johnson Lamoille (map)
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Drop-In Healthy Halloween Snacks

Thu., Oct. 31, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
802-861-9753
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Families with kids of all ages swing by the store's community room for a morning of making pretzel and cheese broomsticks, clementine pumpkins and fruit monster faces. Coffee and music add to the merriment.
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Peking Acrobats

Wed., March 25, 7 p.m.
802-748-2600

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Emulating the festive frenzy of a Chinese carnival, this traveling troupe pulls off high-wire, cycling and tumbling feats. $25-45.
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Rutland Halloween Parade

Sat., Oct. 26
802-773-1822
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In its 60th year, floats fill the city as marching bands and local folks celebrate the spooky holiday. Line-up at 5:30 p.m.; parade begins at 6:30 p.m.
Downtown, Rutland Wales Street, Rutland Rutland (map)
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Science & Stories

Wednesdays, 11-11:30 a.m. Continues through Oct. 30
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Preschoolers rally 'round for nature-inspired tales and activities. regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Mad Science & Marvelous Metals Weekend

Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
802-864-1848
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Aspiring scientists investigate hands-on activities and check out special chemistry shows in celebration of National Chemistry Week, in collaboration with St. Michael's College and local chemists. regular museum admission, $11.50-14.50; free for children under 3.
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain 1 College Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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Mom and Baby Yoga

Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
802-223-5302
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Brand-new mamas and their littles relax, stretch and bond. Followed by a free mothers' gathering at 11:30 a.m. $11.
Embodied 7 Main St., Montpelier Washington (map)
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Prenatal Yoga

Tuesdays, 6-7:15 p.m.
802-778 -0300
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Moms-to-be stretch and bend. $16 per drop-in class.
Embodied 7 Main St., Montpelier Washington (map)
Prenatal Yoga

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Evolution Prenatal Yoga Essex

Saturdays, 8:15 a.m., Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. and Tuesdays, 6 p.m.
802-899-0339
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Mothers-to-be build strength, stamina and a stronger connection to their baby. $17 per class; $120-140 for 10-class pass.
Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga 37 Lincoln St., Essex Junction Chittenden (map)
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Evolution Prenatal Yoga Burlington

Saturdays, 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays, 4:15 p.m., Sundays, 10:15-11:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., Fridays, 8:15 a.m. and Mondays, 5:45 p.m.
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Mothers-to-be build strength, stamina and a stronger connection to their baby. $17 per class; $120-140 for 10-class pass.
Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center 20 Kilburn Street, Burlington Chittenden (map)
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