Events in Burlington, Vermont – February 10-12

There is much to do in Burlington, Vermont.  Below is a sample of the some of the events happening in Burlington this weekend…

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pre-Valentine Book Sale

Hopeless romantics surprise their sweethearts with well-loved literature. Proceeds go toward the replacement of the water-damaged children’s collection. Friday, February 10, 10AM–5PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Winter Conference

More than 1500 farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, educators and locavores gather for workshops, farmer-to-farmer discussions, keynote lectures, a seed swap and networking. Friday, February 10, 10AM–9PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. $45-60 per day.

Student Professional Awareness Conference

Engineering companies connect directly with students in the same field in this gathering hosted by the UVM student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. North Lounge. Friday, February 10, 4PM at Billings Hall, UVM in Burlington. Free.

Queen City Contra Dance

Rebecca Lay calls the steps to tunes by the Frost and Fire. Beginners session at 7:45 p.m. Friday, February 10, 8–11PM at Edmunds Middle School in Burlington. $8; free for kids under 12. Share the Love 2012: A Feel-Good FUNdraiser – Supporters of CarShare Vermont flaunt their affection for the nonprofit at a kissing booth, make-your-own-valentine station, silent auction and more. Deejayed tunes and food and drinks round out the affair. Friday, February 10, 7PM at Union Station in Burlington. $15-25.

Valentine’s Day Dance

Two 30-minute lessons in the rumba and nightclub two-step get things moving for an evening of dancing to love songs and ballads. $15 per person or per couple for the whole evening; $10 per person after 8 p.m. Buy this half-price special in advance through Seven Days DealTicket at deals.sevendaysvt.com. Friday, February 10, 7–10PM at Champlain Club in Burlington.

Middle School Book Club

Burlington students lay eyes on awesome reads. Friday, February 10, 3–4:30PM at Hunt Middle School in Burlington. Free.

‘The Clean House’

A housekeeper obsessively searches for a joke to define her parents’ lives in Sarah Ruhl’s play of healing and forgiveness, presented by Vermont Stage Company. Friday, February 10, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $10-32.50.

‘Humble Boy’

The death of his father strains a man’s relationship with his mother in Charlotte Jones’ comedy about love, redemption and beekeeping, presented by Champlain Theatre. Friday, February 10, 8PM at Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College in Burlington. $10-20; free for Champlain College students.

Campfire Stories: One Night Stand

Forget the tent. Raconteurs spin true tales about love and dating as though they were sitting around the bonfire. No notes allowed; listeners welcome. Friday, February 10, 7–9PM at Spark Arts in Burlington. $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pre-Valentine Book Sale

Hopeless romantics surprise their sweethearts with well-loved literature. Proceeds go toward the replacement of the water-damaged children’s collection. Saturday, February 11, 2–5PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Winter Conference

More than 1500 farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, educators and locavores gather for workshops, farmer-to-farmer discussions, keynote lectures, a seed swap and networking. Saturday, February 11, 8AM–10PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. $45-60 per day.

Open Marley Nights

Local dancers take the floor at an informal sharing of in-progress pieces. Saturday, February 11, 7PM at Chase Dance Studio, Flynn Center in Burlington. $15 choreographer fee; donations accepted from observers.

An Evening of Sweets & Songs

A dessert spread meets entertainment by the Essex Junction High School Jazz Band and soprano Lindsey Soboleski and friends. Saturday, February 11, 7PM at First Baptist Church in Burlington. $10.

Drop-In Family Ski & Snowshoe Program

Weather permitting, kids and adults get some fresh air and exercise. Hot chocolate and art activities also provided. Saturday, February 11, 1–4PM at Schmanska Park in Burlington. Cost of rentals.

Valentine’s Cupcakes & Cookies

Little lovebirds in grades 5 and under make sweethearts swoon with sugary treats. Saturday, February 11, 9–11AM at Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington. $15.

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Artsy kids sponge paint a glass vase suitable for gift giving. Saturday, February 11, 1–3PM at Creative Habitat in Burlington. $3.

Introduction to Microsoft Windows

Want to be tech savvy? Learn how to open software, use the mouse and keyboard, and more. Saturday, February 11, 10–11:30AM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. $3 suggested donation; preregister.

Jo Comerford

The executive director of the National Priorities Project looks at “The Dollars and Sense of War Spending,” with regard to our national budget. Saturday, February 11, 4PM at Burlington City Hall Auditorium in Burlington. $5-15.

‘The Clean House’

A housekeeper obsessively searches for a joke to define her parents’ lives in Sarah Ruhl’s play of healing and forgiveness, presented by Vermont Stage Company. Saturday, February 11: 2PM, 7:30PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $10-32.50.

‘Humble Boy’

The death of his father strains a man’s relationship with his mother in Charlotte Jones’ comedy about love, redemption and beekeeping, presented by Champlain Theatre. Saturday, February 11, 8PM at Alumni Auditorium, Champlain College in Burlington. $10-20; free for Champlain College students.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pre-Valentine Book Sale

Hopeless romantics surprise their sweethearts with well-loved literature. Proceeds go toward the replacement of the water-damaged children’s collection. Sunday, February 12, 1–5PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Winter Conference

More than 1500 farmers, gardeners, homesteaders, educators and locavores gather for workshops, farmer-to-farmer discussions, keynote lectures, a seed swap and networking. Sunday, February 12, 8AM–5PM at University of Vermont in Burlington. $45-60 per day.

Israeli Folk Dancing

Movers bring clean, soft-soled shoes and learn traditional circle or line dances. Partners not required. Sunday, February 12, 7:25–9:30PM at Ohavi Zedek Synagogue in Burlington. $2; free to first-timers.

Day at Leunig’s

Diners get a little taste of Paris as 10 percent of their bill benefits local nonprofit Mercy Connections. Sunday, February 12, 9AM–10PM at Leunig’s Bistro & Café in Burlington. Cost of food and drink.

Burlington-Area Scrabble Club

Triple-letter-square seekers spell out winning words. New players welcome. Sunday, February 12, 12:30–5PM at McClure MultiGenerational Center in Burlington. Free.

WELLness for Tanzania: Zumba Benefit

Dance fitness supports the African Empowerment Project’s effort to drill a well in the village of Mnang’ole. Sunday, February 12, 11AM–1PM at IDX Student Life Center, Champlain College in Burlington. $20-50 donation.

Burlington Civic Symphony

Pediatrician Lewis First narrates a kid-friendly concert featuring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Preconcert talk, 1:30 p.m.; concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 1:30PM at UVM Recital Hall in Burlington. $5-15; free for kids under 3.

NOFA-VT Children’s Conference

Farmers and environmental educators oversee two action-packed days of cooking, building, crafting, fire building and more for kids ages 6 to 12. Sunday, February 12, 8AM–5PM at Edmunds Elementary School in Burlington. $25 per day; $40 per two days; additional children receive $5 discount; preregister.

Dimanches

Novice and fluent French speakers brush up on their linguistics — en français. Sunday, February 12, 4–5:30PM at Fletcher Free Library in Burlington. Free.

Women’s Pickup Soccer

Ladies of all ages and abilities break a sweat while passing around the spherical polyhedron. Sunday, February 12, 6–8PM at Miller Community and Recreation Center in Burlington. $3.

‘The Clean House’

A housekeeper obsessively searches for a joke to define her parents’ lives in Sarah Ruhl’s play of healing and forgiveness, presented by Vermont Stage Company. Sunday, February 12, 2PM at FlynnSpace in Burlington. $10-32.50.

Women’s Poetry Group

Writers give and receive feedback on their poetic expressions in a nonthreatening, nonacademic setting. Call for specific location. Sunday, February 12, 3PM at Private home in Burlington. Free.

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