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  • September 2018

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    Wild Mushroom Identification and Foraging - Fall Workshop #1 **SOLD OUT** Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Merck Forest and Farmland Center Fee: $20

    The fall mushroom season kicks off! This workshop will focus on foraging medicinal polypores, puffballs, hen of the wood, and many more. Safety, field guide comprehension, foraging techniques, and thorough identification will be paramount. Medicinal properties, potential toxicity and various culinary uses will be discussed.

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    The Right to Keep and Bear Arms Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    The importance attached to the right to bear arms and the impact of the Second Amendment continue to reverberate, as they have since its adoption in 1791. What is the background of the term 'well-regulated militia'? What was the origin of 'the right to bear arms'? How is it that the United States has an attitude to civilian-owned guns that is so markedly different from all other democratic, industrialized countries? This talk will trace the history of the right to bear arms from inception to the present day.

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    The Weekly Roundtable *SOLD OUT* Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am Location: Equinox Village Fee: $75

    This weekly discussion group will consider the broader issues that underlie current events. A moderator proposes topics, may suggest relevant readings, and guides the discussion. Come hear what others are thinking and voice your own opinion. Moderated by Derek Boothby.

  • 27

    When Wilderness Was Less Wild: The Story Behind Lye Brook Wilderness Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    Following the federal Wilderness Act of 1964, an additional 15 Eastern U.S. properties were added in 1975, one of which was our own Lye Brook Wilderness. Running from Manchester to Sunderland, its 18,000 acres once hosted logging camps, charcoaling operations, and Rich Lumber Company’s Lye Brook Railroad. This talk will discuss Lye Brook's past, present and future.

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    Weaving a Gathering Basket Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm Location: Maple Street School Fee: $50

    In a few short hours, you can create the perfect basket for gathering anything from berries to mushrooms. The basket is great too for holding kitchen utensils or displaying fresh cut flowers. The small gathering basket is built from a 5 x 5 inch solid bottom and has 7 inch walls. Color accents are available.

  • 29

    MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival 2018 Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm- Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $12

    For one week this fall over 100,000 film-lovers will gather in over 300 cinemas, universities, and museums spanning six continents for one purpose: to view and vote on the nine short films (18 minutes and under), that are finalists in the annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival.

  • October 2018

  • 01

    Brew Feast Date: Monday, October 1, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: Manly Residence, Dorset Fee: $75

    Chef Ian Vair will brew up a feast incorporating beer in this hopping menu… Pilsner Battered Coconut Shrimp with Orange Dijon Glaze; IPA Braised Dry Rubbed Ribs with Texas BBQ Sauce; Porter and Vermont Cheddar Smashed Red Potatoes; Smoky Honey Habanero Cole Slaw; and Chocolate Guinness Stout Cake. A seated dinner following the instruction will be served with beer. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

  • 02

    **FREE Lecture** Current State of the Vermont Economy Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Fee:

    What is the current state of the Vermont economy? What do we know about the state of the Vermont labor market, including trends in employment, unemployment, and labor force participation? Which industries and regions in the state are growing? Which are in decline? How will an aging population and changing demographics impact Vermont labor market and economy in the years to come? This lecture will include national and global level trends and their impact on Vermont. This is a FREE lecture.

  • 04

    Sip & Paint Workshop #1 Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Location: Long Trail School Art Room Fee: $35

    Spend a lively evening recreating this autumnal scene by Wolf Kahn. Enjoy wine and cheese while Anharad leads you through the steps of good composition and color theory. You are guaranteed to have fun while sipping and painting your colorful masterpiece!

  • 06

    Imagining the Dog’s Point of View Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    What is it like to be a dog? Dog cognition researcher and bestselling author Alexandra Horowitz describes her research into the perceptual and cognitive abilities of our faithful companions, and highlights her research into the dog’s impressive sense of smell (as well as the abilities of the human nose, by comparison).

  • 06

    Zentangle® Exploration Series Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Location: Equinox Village Fee: $60

    Patterns, patterns, everywhere! You see them in nature; you see them in fabrics; you see them in home accents. They are everywhere. Jane is a certified Zentangle® teacher and will lead you in creating art with simple patterns that is very soothing and relaxing. If you can make these marks: o, l, s, and (, then you can create a Zentangle® tile. Zentangle® is a mindful activity, bringing you and keeping you in the present. It calms you, it inspires you, it can help relieve tension and pain. It is intuitive, timeless, portable and empowering.

  • 09

    Beethoven’s Final String Quartets Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    Why is it that whenever lists of greatest works of classical music are compiled, Beethoven’s final five string quartets consistently rank near the top? Why do we still listen to them after almost 200 years? What is it about them that makes them so emotionally and spiritually satisfying? This talk will explore examples from several of these final masterpieces to show not only the artistic depth, but also the vibrancy, humor and excitement of these timeless works.

  • 11

    Foraging with Floral Design Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Location: East Dorset Floral Studio Fee: $85

    Take a stroll around Tara’s gardens and property collecting native foliage, berries, pods and branches. Reconvening in her floral studio, you will combine your found treasures with unique fresh flowers to create a once of a kind centerpiece. Please bring your own clippers. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

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    China: Economic Reforms and Globalization Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    This lecture and open discussion will address the economic rise of China, starting with the economic reforms of the 1980s, through the era of globalization to today. The first half will explore China’s unique transition from state socialism to a mixed economy (by contrasting it with Russia’s failed transition). The second half will address how China’s entry into the global economy and changes in global capitalism simultaneously enable and constrain Chinese development. The talk will also address the contentious trade relationship between the U.S. and China.

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    Capital Punishment in Ancient Rome Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    This lecture consists of an overview of ancient capital punishments in Rome, from the end of the monarchy to the early centuries of the empire. The historical analysis will focus on the religious, legal, and societal dynamics of various methods of execution.

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    NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: King Lear Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm- Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $18

    Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two aging fathers – one a king, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

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    Wild Mushroom Identification and Foraging - Fall Workshop #2 Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Merck Forest and Farmland Center Fee: $20

    Your last chance this year to learn what it takes to be a fungi awaits! We will be hunting for many mushrooms including hen of the wood, medicinal polypores, puffballs, corals, blewits, and so much more. As always, discussion will focus on safety, range, environmental factors, potential toxicity, and culinary applications.

  • 23

    The 2018 Midterms: A Referendum on Trump? Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    The United States is in an era of unprecedented political instability, with voters seemingly unwilling to give one party control of Congress and the Presidency beyond two years. Will 2018 end this cycle, or will voters continue their recent habit of voting the majority party out?

  • 27

    Identity and Culture on the Page: A Writing Workshop About Our Roots Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Equinox Terrace Fee: $75

    Culture and tradition play a large part in shaping our individual and group identities. This workshop, which draws upon cultural traditions, rituals and experience, provides an opportunity to write about who we are and where we come from – geographically, historically, and emotionally. Whether whimsical or wise, join in crafting written explorations that take us back to our roots.

  • November 2018

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    Rescue and Resistance: Aid for Persecuted Jews in Nazi Occupied Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    The Holocaust sparked different reactions among the gentile population. Along with collaborators and bystanders, there was a minority of individuals who did not accept the crime happening in front of their eyes. This presentation discusses motivation, background and networking of those who aided and rescued Jews. They acted at risk of their own life and that of their families under the harsh conditions of Nazi occupation policy in Eastern Europe. The patterns of aid and rescue often required the initiatives of both the helpers and the Jews. Even when individuals decided to act on their own – independent from any organized underground movement – aid and rescue could be regarded as resistance to the Nazi regime.

  • 03

    Pet Portrait Painting Class (fall) Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Art Room Fee: $60.00

    Calling all animal lovers! Working from a digital photo of your favorite pet’s face, you will learn how to paint an acrylic portrait that you and your four-legged (or two- legged) friend will cherish for years to come. Please send a digital photo of your pet to allewelyn@longtrailschool.org before the first class. This will be digitally adjusted to make your process of painting easy and fun! Bring a bag lunch.

  • 05

    New Orleans Cuisine Date: Monday, November 5, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: Klonsky Residence, Manchester Fee: $75

    Experience the best of NOLA with this delectable buffet that includes Shrimp and Grits; Jalapeño Corn Bread; Braised Collard Greens; Cajun Pan Fried Chicken with Lemon Chive Remoulade; and French Quarter Beignets with Dark Chocolate Ganache. A seated dinner with wine will be served following the instruction. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

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    Greenland’s North Pole Legacy – Black, White and Eskimo Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    Robert Peary and his African-American partner Matthew Henson spent nearly three decades in NW Greenland researching how to get to the North Pole. Following their alleged conquest of the Pole in 1909, Peary was honored as a national hero while Henson was ignored. While in Greenland, Peary and Henson did a little procreating on the side. Their descendants have lived there since. They were “discovered” by a Harvard professor in 1986 and reunited with their American “cousins”. National Geographic sent a film crew to document the presentation of a replica of the Society’s Hubbard Medal, which had been awarded posthumously to Henson to one of Henson’s grandsons. During this presentation, selections from the resulting nationally televised video featuring Inuit culture, seal hunting, and some really wild dogsledding will be shown.

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    NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Julius Caesar Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm- Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $18

    Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated elite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

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    Vermont Apple Pie with Cheddar Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Time: 1:30 pm-3:30 pm Location: Vermont Kitchen Supply Fee: $30

    A brilliant reworking of the traditional New England apple pie with a wedge of cheddar cheese, GMALL’s executive director will show you how to make an apple pie with a cheddar-brown sugar crumb crust. This hands-on cooking class will have everyone assembling their own pie ready for your home oven. Class space is limited; pre-registration is required.

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    The United Nations in 2018 Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door

    The mission and scope of United Nations organizations illuminates the breadth and complexity of our age, when extensive coordination across political boundaries is essential to human progress. UN organizations deliver environmental protections, economic development, social welfare, policy debates and coordination, security initiatives, legal frameworks, human rights protection, transportation improvements, scientific advancements, peace initiatives and cultural enrichment. This talk focuses on the UN’s activities (beyond the General Assembly and Security Council) that help 7.6 million people enjoy healthier, safer, more equitable and productive lives.

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    Natural Holiday Wreath Workshop #1 Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Location: East Dorset Floral Studio Fee: $65

    Learn hands on how to create a nature holiday wreath that will take you through the entire winter. Structure a base with native grapevine and a variety of both native and western greenery. Add your personal style with a selection of décor to choose from. Please bring your own clippers. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

  • December 2018

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    Gelli® Plate Monoprinting Class Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Location: Equinox Village Fee: $50

    The Gelli® Plate looks and feels like gelatin, but is durable, reusable and stores at room temperature. It's easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gelli® plate is simple and fun. The gratification is immediate, and the prints are too cool! We will use different sizes of Gelli® plates with acrylic paints and a variety of stencils, stamps, vegetation, household items, and whatever else we can find to create fun designs on paper and boxes.

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    NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: The Madness of George III Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm- Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $18

    It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a king and a man.

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    Natural Holiday Wreath Workshop #2 Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm Location: East Dorset Floral Studio Fee: $65

    Learn hands on how to create a nature holiday wreath that will take you through the entire winter. Structure a base with native grapevine and a variety of both native and western greenery. Add your personal style with a selection of décor to choose from. Please bring your own clippers. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

  • 03

    Cooking with Mushrooms Date: Monday, December 3, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: McPhail Residence, Manchester Fee: $90

    There’s an art to cooking mushrooms and Chef Ian is an expert. The evening’s menu will include Wild Mushroom Duxelles on Bruschetta; Sun-dried Tomatoes, Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms; Seared Beef Tenderloin with Bordelaise Mushroom Sauce; Maitaki Blue Mac and Cheese; Steamed Asparagus with Porcini Mushrooms Beurre Blanc; and Warm Chaga and Reishi Mushroom Chai Tea. A seated dinner with wine will follow the instruction. Space is limited; Pre-registration is required.

  • 06

    Sip & Paint Workshop #2 Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Location: Long Trail School Art Room Fee: $35

    Spend a lively evening bringing Woody Jackson’s colorful landscape with cows to your canvas. Enjoy wine and cheese while Anharad leads you through the steps of good composition and color theory. You are guaranteed to have fun while sipping and painting your colorful masterpiece!

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    NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Antony & Cleopatra Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018 Time: 6:30 pm- Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $18

    Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

  • January 2019

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    Party Time! Date: Monday, January 7, 2019 Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: Livingston Residence, Manchester Fee: $60

    Gather your friends for an evening of appetizers and party dishes! Chef Ian will whip up Chicken Liver Pate with Toasted Bread Rounds; Fried Calamari with Roasted Pepper and Herb Coulis; Garlic and Herb Hummus with Vegetable Spears; Cilantro and Lime Guacamole with Blue Corn Chips; Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Toasted Pita Points; and Baked Brie with Blueberry Apricot Chutney. Space is limited; Pre-registration is required.