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Celebrating Birds and Riding Bikes: A Weekend Preview 

Published May 29, 2014 at 8:50 a.m.

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On Saturday, head to Montpelier for BirdFest at the North Branch Nature Center. Bird banding and carving demos, live raptors and nature walks please avian enthusiasts. Or get your thrills watching top climbers from the Northeast scale large trees and compete for top honors in categories such as aerial rescue and speed climbing during the New England Tree Climbing Championship at Oakledge Park in Burlington all day Saturday.
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  • Richmond Farmer's Market
 

For indoor fun on Saturday, Winooski Family Fun Day at the O'Brien Community Center gives kids 8 and under the chance to partake in activities, crafts and food.

On Sunday, Lund hosts a Ride for Children in South Burlington to raise money for the organization's family programs. Fundraising adults navigate 16-, 30- and 55-mile courses while children participate in a 3.6-mile family ride. Online registration is closed, but race-day registration for the 10 a.m. family ride happens at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Post-race festivities include arts and crafts, a bouncy house, entertainment from Joey the Clown, ice cream and burritos.

Wind down the weekend with a family concert put on by the Burlington Civic Symphony at Elley-Long Music Hall in Colchester. The conductor talks to kids before the Sunday afternoon concert and Burlington mayor, Miro Weinberger, narrates the classic musical tale, Peter and the Wolf.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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Alison Novak

Alison Novak

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Alison is the former managing editor at Kids VT, Seven Days' parenting publication and writes about education for Seven Days.

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