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    Memorial Day Weekend Backyard Bash

    Memorial Day Weekend Backyard Bash

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    Sun., May 26, 4-8:30 p.m.

    The last Monday in May marks the unofficial start of the summer season, and Vergennes-area revelers celebrate in style at Basin Harbor’s Memorial Day Weekend Backyard Bash. The Lake Champlain resort gets a jump on the season with an all-out shindig featuring fireworks, family relays, kids’ entertainment and live music by area party band the Detonators. Local brews and food-truck fare from the Skinny Pancake, Caja Madera and other Vermont eateries keep the energy high. Feeling lucky? Raffles for prizes such as a two-night resort stay benefit the Vergennes Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to boosting the little city. at Basin Harbor in Vergennes. Middlebury Area (map). $10; free for kids under 10.

    Onion River Chorus

    Onion River Chorus

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    Sun., May 26, 7:30-9 p.m.

    Fans of classical and contemporary choral music perk up their ears for the latest offering from the Montpelier-based Onion River Chorus. The non-auditioned ensemble known for its eclectic programming presents “The French Connection,” a program of works by French composers Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé, as well as contemporary American songsmith Giselle Wyers. Guest organist Jenny Bower and vocal soloists Lindsey Warren and Geoffrey Penar, soprano and bass, respectively, join the singers in a pair of capital city performances led by guest conductor Richard Riley (pictured). at Unitarian Church of Montpelier in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $17-20.

    St-Ambroise Montréal FRINGE Festival

    St-Ambroise Montréal FRINGE Festival

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    May 27-June 16

    The world's most offbeat performers convene for live music, theater performances and everything in between. See montrealfringe.ca for details. at Various Montréal locations in Montréal. Outside Vermont (map). Prices vary.

    'The Island President'

    'The Island President'

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    Tue., May 28, 6 p.m.

    Shown as part of the Sustainable Woodstock Climate Change and Sustainability Film Series, this 2011 documentary follows president Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives as he fights to keep his homeland from being consumed by water. at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock. Upper Valley (map). $10.

    Public Tour

    Public Tour

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    Wed., May 29, 5:15-6:30 p.m.

    Like goats? How about chickens and community gardening? Folks explore the collaborative farm where New Americans raise traditional foods. at Pine Island Community Farm in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free; preregister.

    Vermont's Ash Trees & the Emerald Ash Borer

    Vermont's Ash Trees & the Emerald Ash Borer

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    Thu., May 30, 5-8 p.m.

    Folks join University of Vermont forestry professor Tony D'Amato in the field for a lesson on the effects of the invasive insect on the state's arboreal species. Preregister for the South Hero location. Free; preregister.

    Spring Wild Plant Walk

    Spring Wild Plant Walk

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    Thu., May 30, 5-7 p.m.

    Delight in spring ephemerals! Participants check out buds and emerging flowers, and learn wild edibles and medicinal properties of local herbaceous plants, trees, and shrubs. at Wisdom of the Herbs School in Woodbury. Barre/Montpelier (map). $10-20; free for kids.

    'Harvey'

    'Harvey'

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    Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m. and Sundays, 2-5 p.m. Continues through June 16

    Valley Players kick off their 40th anniversary season with Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning farce about mid-20th-century psychiatry, the nature of happiness and one invisible rabbit. at Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $16.

    Causeway 5K, 10K & 15K Race

    Causeway 5K, 10K & 15K Race

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    Sat., June 1, 8:30-11 a.m.

    Scenic views and diverse wetlands surround athletes at this fundraiser for the maintenance and improvement of the causeway. at Airport Park in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). $30; limited space.

    Adamant Blackfly Festival

    Adamant Blackfly Festival

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    Sat., June 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    Revelers celebrate the springtime insect with live music, mouthwatering fare, a parade, a fashion show and more family-friendly fun. at Adamant Co-op in Adamant. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.

    Onion River Race & Ramble

    Onion River Race & Ramble

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    Sun., June 2, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

    Paddlers zip down the Winooski River to benefit conservation efforts. See winooskiriver.org for details. at Richmond Town Park in Richmond. Chittenden County (map). $25-30.

    Aphasia Choir

    Aphasia Choir

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    Sun., June 2, 2 p.m.

    With supporters at their side, 26 local stroke and traumatic brain injury survivors access the undamaged hemispheres of their brains in an inspiring musical performance that transcends their language disorder. at Colchester High School in Colchester. Chittenden County (map). Free.

    Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

    Legislative Wrap-Up Breakfast

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    Mon., June 3, 7:30 a.m.

    Community members start the day with a hot meal and engaging conversation about the impact of the 2019 legislative session on businesses. at Franklin Conference Center in Rutland. Rutland/Killington (map). $15; preregister.

    'The Night of the Hunter'

    'The Night of the Hunter'

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    Tue., June 4, 7 p.m.

    After marrying a gullible widow, a religious fanatic searches for $10,000 that his wife's previous husband had hidden. Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters star in this 1955 crime drama. at Film House, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). Donations.

    Montpelier ArtsFest

    Montpelier ArtsFest

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    Wed., June 5, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Thu., June 6, 4-9 p.m.

    Central Vermont's creative community showcases visual art, literature and live performances throughout the capital city. at Downtown Montpelier in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). Free.
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