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  • January 2020

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    NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: All My Sons Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $18

    Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons. America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

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    Artisan Bread Baking Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020 Time: 11:00 am-3:00 pm Location: Earth Sky Time Community Farm Fee: $40

    You’ve seen them at the local farmers markets, now learn what goes into making these fresh, delicious breads. The class will be hands-on and you will have a couple of loaves to take home. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.

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    Introduction to Tapestry Weaving Date: Monday, January 27, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery Fee: $50

    Learn how to warp a loom and start your weaving using several different stitches and fun techniques to add texture and depth. You will learn how to increase, decrease and make geometric designs and then remove your weaving to create a beautiful piece of art.

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    Trump Justice: Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and the Current Court Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    The talk will examine the Supreme Court voting and opinion records of President Trump’s two appointees, Neil Gorsuch and Bret Kavanaugh. It will also look at the judicial behavior of the other Justices and of the Court itself since those two most recent appointments to that bench.

  • February 2020

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    Easy as Apple Pie Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020 Time: 12:00 pm-3:00 pm Location: Dorset Church Fee: $40

    Come learn how to make an apple pie with a homemade butter pastry. In this hands-on class, you will weave a lattice-top crust and decorate your pie with cookie-cutter shapes. The pies will be assembled in class ready to take home and bake in your own ovens. Please bring a pie plate of your choice, rolling pin and wooden board for rolling out the dough. All other materials and supplies will be provided. Class size is limited. Pre-registration required.

  • 03

    The Sixth Extinction Date: Monday, February 3, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    Over the last half-billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions. The last of these, caused by an asteroid impact, did in the dinosaurs. Scientists now say we are on the verge of a sixth extinction. This time the cause is us. How are humans driving a mass extinction and what can be done?

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    Beginner Ceramics - Workshop #1 Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery Fee: $180

    Beginning students will learn the basic skills of hand-building, wheel-throwing techniques, surface design and glazing while more advanced students may choose to work on their own. Students will also receive two free additional hours per week of studio time to work on projects. Class fee includes registration, a 25 lb. bag of clay, use of glazes and firing of all projects made during class time.

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    NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Present Laughter Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $18

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

  • 09

    Resin Geode Art Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020 Time: 4:00 pm-6:30 pm Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery Fee: $65

    Start with a plain wood painting panel, and by the end of the class it will be a colorful, dimensional shimmering, faux geode. You will be using clear resin and coloring it with a large variety of materials (acrylic paint, mica and metallic powders, pigment and alcohol inks, and glitter). In addition, you can enhance your design further by adding some crushed glass, colored shells, sand, mini beads and metallic foils.

  • 11

    Conserving Lands, Transforming Lives: A Vermonter’s View of the Student Conservation Association Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    More than 60 years ago, with America’s national parks in danger of being “loved to death,” the Student Conservation Association (SCA) formed to help protect overwhelmed public lands and provide young people with the benefits of hands-on service and experience. Today, as climate change poses urgent, worldwide risks and a growing segment of our youth suffer from “nature-deficit disorder,” this remarkable organization with nearly 100,000 alumni is forging powerful connections between young people and the great outdoors to ensure a new generation will value and help preserve our natural world, and to show how early stewardship can spark a constellation of individual skills leading to lifelong leadership and success.

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    Introduction to Woodworking Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020 Time: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy Woodshop, Larson Hall Fee: $195

    This class will provide an introduction to woodworking using both machinery and hand tools. We will explore some of the properties of wood along with basic principles of design and furniture construction. Participants will complete a small project of their choosing.

  • March 2020

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    Traditional Indian Cuisine *SOLD OUT* Date: Monday, March 2, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: Lalor Residence, Manchester Fee: $60

    Come explore the aromatic cuisine of India with Lini Mazumdar of Anjali Farm in South Londonderry in this demonstration class. She will use seasonal ingredients and Ayurvedic spices which help digestion and health. The menu will include basmati rice pilaf, chicken masala, and a vegetable side dish. A seated dinner with wine will follow the instruction. Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required.

  • 03

    Designing Women: The Colonial Revival at Shelburne Museum Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Southern Vermont Arts Center Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    A cultural movement as well as an architectural and decorating style during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Colonial Revival was inspired by a romantic veneration of America’s past. At Shelburne Museum this manifested in the development of a 45-acre campus populated with buildings and objects ranging from hatboxes to furniture, installed in period rooms and galleries meant to inspire visitors to recall a collective colonial past. This talk will survey the relationships between three early Colonial Revival collectors – Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb and two of her important advisors, Lillian Baker Carlisle and Katherine Prentis Murphy – and investigate the ways that these three intelligent, innovative, head-strong women ultimately shaped larger trends in how we have come to collect, interpret, and understand American antiques and material culture.

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    Video Documentary Workshop Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Smith Center Fee: $75

    If you’ve ever wanted to make a documentary and didn’t know where to start, or if you’ve made a documentary and want to take your craft to the next level, this class is for you. This hands-on workshop will teach you the practical skills you need to tell great non-fiction stories. This interactive class focuses on three core skills for making great documentaries: how to film compelling interviews, how to shoot or find effective b-roll footage and how to edit your film.

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    Israelis and Palestinians: Where Are They Now? Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    This spring marks the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Conference where many of the victorious allies of World War I met to discuss the future of the defeated Ottoman Empire. As part of the dividing up of the Ottoman Empire, the British Mandate was established in Palestine including to put, “into effect the declaration made on the 8th November 1917 by the British government and adopted by the other Allied Powers, in favour of the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” That same spring the 3rd Palestine Arab Congress was held where the local Arab representatives strongly voiced their opposition to the establishment of that idea. 100 years later, where are we with this conflict?

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    Beginner Ceramics - Workshop #2 Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Time: 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery Fee: $180

    Beginning students will learn the basic skills of hand-building, wheel-throwing techniques, surface design and glazing while more advanced students may choose to work on their own. Students will also receive two free additional hours per week of studio time to work on projects. Class fee includes registration, a 25 lb. bag of clay, use of glazes and firing of all projects made during class time.

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    Fun with Needle Felting – Cacti & Succulents Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020 Time: 4:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery Fee: $40

    Enjoy the look of nature’s beautiful desert plants without the prickles. In this beginner-friendly felting workshop, you will learn how to make a solid 3D sculpture entirely from wool fibers. A special barbed needle will be used and you will learn to add dimension to the basic shape and colored fibers to make your cacti bloom. After felting, you will plant your cacti in a small terra cotta pot and add decorative rocks.

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    Owls of Vermont Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    With ten different species of owls found in the state, there’s plenty to hoot about! Join Bird Diva Bridget Butler for a lively presentation on these charismatic birds. You’ll learn where and when to look for owls as well as how to recognize the calls of our most common owls. Find out why these birds are so amazing and what you can do to keep owls a part of the Vermont landscape!

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    A Woman Ain’t I – The Story of Sojourner Truth Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door

    Recreating the remarkable life of famous escaped slave Sojourner Truth, Kathryn Woods memorializes one of the most significant figures in American history. Born a slave in New Paltz, New York, Isabella Baumfree walked away from slavery and in her travels evolved into Sojourner Truth: maid, laundress, evangelist, abolitionist, suffragist. This program joins Sojourner Truth at the end of her life. She recalls her early days as a slave, details he relationship with God, and shares poignant stories of her days walking through this land, using her own words, speeches and songs.

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    NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: Cyrano de Bergerac Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Riley Center for the Arts Fee: $18

    James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxanne. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxanne’s world alight?

  • April 2020

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    SuperDuo Beaded Wrap Bracelet Date: Monday, April 6, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm Location: Manchester Arts Studio & Gallery Fee: $45

    Double the fun in this beading workshop by using the new Superduo two-hole Czech glass beads to create a multiple wrap bracelet. Beautiful in its visual complexity, you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that the stringing technique is easy for all levels of beading or jewelry making experience levels. Participants will have their choice of three color palettes to choose from to create this stylish and super popular bracelet.

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    Writing Memoir: The Art and Craft of Remembering via Creative Nonfiction Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Equinox Terrace Fee: $90

    In this writing workshop, we will draw upon sensory memory to coax the writer in all of us out of hiding, recognizing that memory can be a writer’s best friend. Through prompts, readings, and constructive feedback in a safe environment, participants will sharpen their creative expression and explore the forces that have shaped each of us.