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(an official attraction of the Vermont Attractions Association)
Escape to the Lake aboard our new 500 passenger triple deck cruise ship. Enjoy cruising on Lake Champlain while experiencing breathtaking scenery on a Captain's Narrated Scenic Shoreline Cruise, Sunset, Brunch or Dinner cruise. Search for Champ, the elusive lake monster. Two enclosed and heated decks. Handicap accessible. Departs at the Spirit Landing, Burlington Boathouse, College St., Burlington, Vermont. (802) 862-8300. Come catch the spirit. (M-3)

(an official attraction of the Vermont Attractions Association)
Vermont began with Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys. Tour Allen's restored 1787 farmhouse. The orientation center features a multi-media show, exhibits, and a gift shop. Discover Vermont's colorful founder and life on the northern frontier. Off Rte. 127 in Burlington. Open May 12 thru Oct. 19. Call for hours. (802) 865-4556. (M-3)

Webb & Parsons.
545 So. Prospect St. Contemporary American Art. Fine, folk & outsider art in a private setting; private & corporate searches & commissions. By appt. Info.: 658-5123.

VT State Craft Ctr. - Frog Hollow on the Marketplace.
85 Church St. Fine crafts gallery featuring the work of VT artisans. Call for hrs. Info.: 863-6458.

VT Pub & Brewery of Burlington.
Corner College & St. Paul St. Working brewery. Tours We., 8 pm, Sa., 4 pm or by appt. Info.: 865-0500.

UVM Church Street Center.
Adult continuing education workshops & mini-courses in many areas of interest; exhibits. Info.: 800-639-3188, 656-2088 for brochure.

Burlington ((Jun. 27-Aug. 1).)
Summer Concert Series
Battery Park. Th., 7 pm. Info.: 865-7166.

Burlington ((Apr.-Oct.).)
Sportfishing Charters
North East Charter Agency, Perkins Pier. Fully equipped boats, half/full day. Info.: 864-7405.

Burlington ((May 27-Oct. 15).)
Spirit of Ethan Allen Cruises
Cruise Lake Champlain on a 500 passenger triple decker cruise boat. Narrated scenic, sunset, brunch or dinner cruises. Departs Burlington Boathouse, College St. Info.: 862-8300.

Robert Hull Fleming Museum.
UVM, 61 Colchester Ave. Art & anthropology museum. Changing & permanent exhibits. Paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, decorative art. May-Labor Day, Tu.-Fr., 9-6 pm; Labor Day-Apr., Tu.-Fr., Noon-4 pm; Sa.-Su., year round, 1-5 pm; closed Mo. & holidays. Donation. Info.: 656-0750.

Burlington ((Jul.-Aug.).)
Pepsi at Noon
Free outdoor concerts featuring popular local bands. Church Street Marketplace. Fr., Noon-3 p.m. Info.: 863-1648.

Burlington ((Jun.-Oct.).)
Old North End Neighborhood Farmers' Market
Archibald St. Tu., 4-7 pm. Info.: 863-6248.

Burlington ((May-Aug.).)
Marine Explorers
Tu. night dives to the wrecks 'General Butler,' 'Phoenix', 'Coal Barge' & a horse-powered ferry, part of VT State Underwater Historic Preserve. Info.: 985-8825.

Burlington ((Apr.-Oct.).)
Marine Explorers
6-passenger powerboat; scenic cruises & charters; lake tours, snorkeling instruction, scuba; dinner charters. Info.: 985-8825.

Lake Champlain Excursions.
Daily lake cruises, Sunday morning brunch or Captains dinner cruises; topnotch entertainment in an unsurpassed setting; private charter (up to 400 passengers) or an intimate wedding. Info.: 864-9804.

Lake Champlain Basin Science Center.
New in July of 1995, the Science Center features an exhibit Secrets of the Lake, demonstrations, hand-on interactives appropriate for a variety of ages one to ninety-one. Many new exhibits, inc. the Observation Station for K-5 with a turtle tank & microscopes, Songs of the Wetland coming soon. Info.: 864-1848.

Burlington ((Memorial Day-mid Oct.).)
Lake Champlain Aquarium
King St., at ferry dock. View giant channel catfish, prehistoric gar, American eel, crayfish, young specimens of endangered lake sturgeon, turtles; 11 tanks accurately reproduce natural settings & groupings. Daily, 10-5 pm, closed Tu. Adm. Info.: 862-7777.

La Petite Galerie.
236 S. Union St. Contemporary fine art inc. sculpture & paintings by VT, national & international artists. By appt. Info.: 865-3057.

Burlington ((May 16-Oct. 20).)
Ferry Crossings to Port Kent, N.Y.
1-hr. crossing. Fee. Info.: 864-9804.

Burlington ((early May-late Oct.).)
Farmers' Market
City Hall Park, College St. Sa., 8:30-2:30 pm. Info.: 862-0064.

Burlington ((mid May-mid Oct.).)
Ethan Allen Homestead
284-acre park; guided tours of house & museum, exhibits, audio-visual presentation, craft demonstrations. Summer: Mo.-Sa., 10-5 pm; Su., 1-5 pm; call for other times. Info.: 865-4556.

Burlington ((Jul. 10-Aug. 14).)
Craftsbury Chamber Players
Recital Hall, UVM. We., 8 pm. Info.: 800-639-3443.

Burlington ((Jun. 16-Aug. 24).)
Burlington Concert Band
Battery Park. Classics, show tunes, marches, novelty tunes. Su., 7:15-9 pm. Info.: 985-3740.

Burlington ((Jul.-Aug.).)
Atlantic Theater Company
Renowned off-Broadway company presents new American plays, readings; professional acting program. City Hall. Info.: 865-7158, 212-645-8015.

Burlington ((Jul. 14-Aug. 4).)
22nd Annual Vermont Mozart Festival
17 concerts, mostly classical. Shelburne Farms, Basin Harbor Club (Vergennes), Trapp Family Meadow (Stowe), Round Barn (Waitsfield), Robert Frost's Cabin (Ripton), aboard Champlain ferries. 7 or 8 pm; gates open early for picnicking. Adm., early discount. Info.: 862-7352, 800-639-9097.
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