By the way for Apr. 18

Attention, Bristol area children: Sons of the American Legion Post 19 in Bristol and Cubbers Restaurant are again sponsoring “Easter on the Park” at the town green on Sunday, April 21, beginning at noon. It’s for ages 10 and younger. Hunt for eggs, get a treat bag and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Hop on over!
Vergennes Union Elementary School will present “The Lion King KIDS” at Vergennes Union High Schools today, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. The 40-minute musical, is based on the Broadway production and the 1994 Disney film. The cast includes approximately 20 4th-through-6th-grade students led by Laura Homes and Addie Brooks. In case you somehow missed the Lion King phenomenon, this show will tell the story of the epic adventures of a curious cub named Simba as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and his destiny as king. Along the way, the young lion encounters a colorful cast of characters including spunky lioness Nala, charismatic meerkat Timon, and lovable warthog Pumbaa. “The Lion King KIDS” features classic songs from the film such as “Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production. The public is cordially invited; admission is $5 per person or $20 per family. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Lincoln this year is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the legacy bequeathed by Walter S. Burnham to the town to establish a foundation supporting the community and its citizens, especially Lincoln’s children. The Burnham committee invites the public to events posted on the town website (lincolnvermont.org) and in the Addison Independent. Donations are always welcome. For questions, information, or to give a legacy gift, contact Brian McDonough, [email protected] or 453-2210.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will hold a live auction on Saturday, April 27, from 3-6 p.m., at the Middlebury Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7823. All proceeds to benefit the church’s Historic Building Maintenance Fund. The auction will feature fine antiques, a Maine vacation, handmade furniture, four amazing handmade quilts, art, an original Amy Oxford hooked rug, estate jewelry and many, many more fine and fun items. Need a car? Bid on a 2008 Mazda 3 Sedan. Tom Broughton will serve as auctioneer. Members and friends of St. Stephen’s have been collecting auction items for more than a year. Don’t miss this opportunity to find your treasures. Find more information at ststephensmidd.org.
Middlebury College’s Relay for Life Carnival will take place on Sunday, April 28, from noon to 6 p.m. at the “Battell Beach,” the field behind the institution’s Battell Residence Hall. The annual family friendly event honors individuals and families who have been affected by cancer. Relay for Life is an American Cancer Society fundraiser that supports cancer research. There will be lots of food, lawn games, bottle and ring toss, a dunk tank, a bounce house, live entertainment, traditional Relay For Life events (survivors lap and luminaria ceremony) and more. Admission is only $10.
Gov. Phil Scott recently appointed 100 Vermonters — including several Addison County residents — to various state boards and commissions during the months of February and March. Appointees include Seth Kittredge of Vergennes, to the Board of Land Surveyors; Pennie Beach of Ferrrisburgh and Ken Perine of Middlebury, to the District No. 9 Environmental Commission; Douglas Sutton of Vergennes to the Governor’s Veterans Advisory Council; and Brittany McKenna of Cornwall to the Vermont Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

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