Lots to do in the Queen City region

Summer may be short in Vermont but theres never a dull moment. The Greater Burlington area boasts more colleges, more restaurants, more shopping, more water, and more activities than most of the state combined. Heres a sampling of summer events for the whole family in and around Vermonts Queen City: South End Art Hop The annual South End Art Hop is Vermonts largest visual arts celebration. Sept. 5-6 Friday 4-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Burlington 802-859-9222 Pump Boys and Dinettes - the Musical The high-octane Broadway musical celebrating the simple pleasures and good folks at the Double Cupp Diner. July 29-Aug. 9 Daily, 8 p.m. Saturday matinee, 2 p.m. Colchester 802-654-2281 Beth Moore - New England Nights A delightful autumn evening of inspiring messages and music. Monday, Oct. 13 7-9:15 p.m. Essex Junction 800-254-2022 Moonlight Body Mind Spirit Festival Oct.4-5 Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Milton 802-893-9966 We Wish To See God: Places of Worship A photographic exhibit by Kristen M. Watson at St. Pauls Episcopal Cathedral. Through Aug. 31 Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.-noon; 1-4 p.m. Burlington 802-8640471 Weekend Ballroom Dance Workshop Ten hours of ballroom dance lessons with world-renowned instructor Ian Folker. July 19-20 Saturday, noon-5 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Burlington 802-598-6757 Annual Valley Stage A day of music, food and fun for the whole family in the beautiful Huntington Valley. Aug. 16 12:30-8:30 pm. Huntington 802-434-4563 Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival Faculty and emerging artists chamber music concerts. Through July 26, 7:30 p.m. Burlington 802-310-2079 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival Ninety community and Breast Cancer Survivor Dragon Boat teams will race against each other for charity. Aug. 3 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Burlington 802-434-4423 Festival Of Fools Featuring the best international street performers from around the globe. Aug. 8-10, Friday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday, noon-6 p.m. Burlington 802-865-7166 Moonlight and Magnolias - a Comedy Hilarious, madcap Hollywood comedy about the making of Gone with the Wind. Through July 12 Daily, 8 p.m. Saturday matinee, 2 p.m. Colchester 802-654-2281 Rock Music Camp Rock music camp for students 11-17. Aug. 4-8, 2008 Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Burlington 802-878-7005

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