Arts, history, music and more at Vergennes French Heritage Days

•1:00-2:30 Otter Creek boat tour on Carillon Cruises- www.carilloncruises.com or 897-5331. $14 & $10.

•1:30 Walking Tour with Bill Thiess, narrated in French and English. Meet at white tent on Park Street. Free.

•1:30-2:30 One for all and all for one! Fencing demonstration by Vermont Fencing Alliance in back of park.

•2:00-3:00 Story Teller Marylyn Peringer is Canadian legend who is best known for her bilingual presentations of French-Canadian folktales and legends full of fanciful creatures, adventure and danger (see news story in Eagle this week) For all ages. Free. Opera House.

•1:45 Strolling Fiddler and Accordionist-Quebecois Style! Lausanne LaBombarde & Rick Ceballos - Bandstand

•2:30 Bastille Day Waiter's Races, professional waiters, amateur adult waiters, and children waiters. Sponsored by the Black Sheep Bistro (street in front of information booth).

•3:00 Join in a Children's Drill taught by les Troupes de la Pointe a la Chevelure.

•3:00-3:45 Erik & Ericka Andru, fiddle and accordion at the bandstand.

•3:15-4:15 Green Mountain Cloggers performance, workshop. Free at Opera House

•3:30 Strolling Fiddler & Accordionist-Quebecois Style. Lausanne LaBombarde & Rick Ceballos.

•5:00 French language mass at St. Peter Catholic Church at corner of King and Green Streets.

Vergennes Opera House performances -Saturday evening

•6:30 Les Bottes Sauvage musicians from Quebec.

•7:30 Va-et-Vient. See www.vaetvient.net.

•8:30 La Famille Roy-C t - musicians from Quebec.

Admission Tickets, Buttons for VOH Performances, Discounts:

•Button for admission to all 3 Saturday evening performances (listed above) - prior to event $15 (at door $20) Pre-order buttons: $16.

•"Veille " tickets for Friday evening: $35 for 2, Pre-order: $21 ea. or $36 for 2 includes S/H. Order by phone: 800-733-8376 or 388-7951, E-mail: marguerite@addisoncounty.com, Mail: VACC, POB 335, Vergennes 05491.

•Button & Ticket Discounts: Present your button or ticket on July 17 or 18 to businesses displaying the "button logo" to receive a discount.

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