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Village Activities Support TV Turnoff Week

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.

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