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From hors d'oeuvres to the Bastille

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Globe Staff / June 4, 2006

CIA celebrates its 60th
Hyde Park, N.Y. Through July 6 The mission of this CIA has nothing to do with collecting, evaluating, and disseminating foreign intelligence. The mission of the Culinary Institute of America is to train students in the culinary and baking and pastry arts. To celebrate the 1946 founding of the CIA and the opening of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Hyde Park home to the public, the chefs at the campus's American Bounty Restaurant created a menu that features his favorite foods. Lunch and dinner items include fried sweetbreads with asparagus, cedar- planked salmon, double- chocolate ice cream with strawberry sauce, and a ``Fireside" martini made with Plymouth gin. Reservations are strongly recommended.

1946 Campus Drive . 845-471-6608.

20th balloon festival
Stoweflake Mountain Resort& SpaStowe, Vt . July 6-9 When you think of Stowe, you probably think of mountain descents. In the summer, the folks at this resort think in the other direction. With the help of more than 25 balloon specialists, visitors can take tethered rides in hot air balloons for $10 per person (call for information about non-tethered rides). The festival includes entertainment by local bands, games for youngsters, and and free mini facials (it is, after all, a resort and spa). Admission is $8 for adults, free for children under age 13. Reservations are recommended for balloon rides. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Vermont Children's Aid Society . Contact the resort for guest information.

1746 Mountain Road (Route 108) . 802-253-7355, 800-253-2232.

CityArts Celebration
Dallas June 9-11 There's more than Cowboys and Mavericks and classic TV to this city. The downtown Dallas Arts District hosts more than 80 Texas artists who show off their talents in sculpture, painting, jewelry, photography, and crafts. Local chefs prepare heart-healthy recipes for sampling. Three outdoor stages are filled with dance and music, and children can listen to storytellers and make puppets, sidewalk drawings, and crafts. Performers include Marcia Ball , Vince Vance and the Valiants , and the Dallas Symphony. Free.

Dallas Arts District. 214-823-4370.

` Something All Our Own: The Grant Hill Collection of African American Art '
Nasher Museum of Art atDuke University

Durham, N.C . Through July 16

The Nasher Museum of Art scored with this exhibit. Grant Hill, Class of '94 at Duke and class of the National Basketball Association with the Orlando Magic, started collecting art more than 10 years ago and wants young people to see African-American role models who are successful outside the world of sports and entertainment. The collection includes 46 collages, prints, sculpture s, and paintings by Hughie Lee-Smith, John Coleman, Arthello Beck, and others. June 18 is Family Day with live entertainment, gallery tours, and crafts (free with museum admission). The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday ; adults $5, seniors $4, non-Duke students $3, children under age 16 free.

2001 Campus Drive. 919-684-5135.

Bastille Day celebration
Paris July 13-14 All of France and Frenchmen everywhere celebrate the storming of the high-security Bastille prison on July 14, 1789, marking the beginning of the French Revolution. In Boston, celebrants gather at the Hatch Shell for music and fireworks. In Paris, they head to the Champs-Elysées for a parade and fireworks. Among the events on July 13, there's dancing in Bastille Square, balls, and parties at fire stations (they must be ``hot"). On July 14 at 10 a.m., the military parade on ``Les Champs" includes jets flying overhead in formation. Fireworks are at 10:30 p.m. Free. .

Events sometimes are canceled, rescheduled, or sold out; call or check online to confirm.

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