Students at the Saxtons River Elementary School will find out there's life after television when they celebrate TV Turnoff Week beginning Friday, April 9, with a family dance at Main Street Arts.
The dance is the first in a week-long series of events to showcase how kids and their families can have fun without the help of the major broadcasting corporations.
Friday's dance at 7 p.m. will feature the music of the Main Street Arts String Band and calling by Andy Toepfer. It is co-sponsored by the SRES Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), and admission is free.
For the rest of the weekend, Saturday has been designated as Read-a-Book Day and Sunday is Take-a-Walk Day. Monday's activity is Candy Bingo at 3 p.m. Tuesday's after-school event is hiking on the trails at Vermont Academy, and Wednesday offers Paper Crafts at 3 p.m. The school's annual spring concert takes place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Bellows Falls Union High School.
Friday offers a magic evening at Main Street Arts when Diego Aldabaldatrecu displays his mastery of prestidigitation in a 7 p.m. show especially geared to young folks. Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for an adult attending with a child.
There will be another more sophisticated show for all ages at 8 p.m. All seats for that performance are $10.