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MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Film lovers will unite in over 400 venues worldwide to view and judge the work of the next generation of filmmakers from around the world when the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival takes place for one week this fall. MANHATTAN SHORT is the only film festival of its kind. The final selections screen simultaneous , ...
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The Weekly Roundtable (Mondays)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$60.00
*SOLD OUT* The Weekly Roundtable Public Policy Making: Tradeoffs, Compromises, Unintended Consequences The purpose of this roundtable is to engage participants in lively, thought provoking weekly discussions of a select number of high priority issues at the forefront of the Biden administration’s domestic and internati , ...
The Art of Fiction Writing
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
$100.00
*SOLD OUT* As anyone who has tried to write will tell you, creating a compelling and memorable story is hard work. Sure, they come out all shiny and exciting in The New Yorker or other published venues, but how did they get to be so good? In this writing workshop, we’ll examine what goes into a story that draws people , ...
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Archaeological Boots on the Ground
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$18.00
The catalyst for this talk is a comment made by an acquaintance of the presenter who asked, “Why do you study Afghanistan’s history? They have always been a country of hunters and gatherers.” Where to begin? This is not a talk about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Instead, it offers a memoir about the e , ...
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The Weekly Roundtable (Wednesdays)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$60.00
*SOLD OUT* The Weekly Roundtable Public Policy Making: Tradeoffs, Compromises, Unintended Consequences The purpose of this roundtable is to engage participants in lively, thought provoking weekly discussions of a select number of high priority issues at the forefront of the Biden administration’s domestic and internati , ...
Cooking with Mushrooms à la Française
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75.00
*CANCELLED* Join us for a French-themed culinary feast and learn how to make an exquisite menu that includes MOREL MUSHROOM PATE ON GARLIC BREAD ROUNDS to start. The main course will feature a CHANTERELLE AND GOAT CHEESE STUFFED CHICKEN BREAST WITH A LEMON WINE BUTTER SAUCE. We will finish the evening with a delectable , ...
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Rousseau: The Father of Romanticism and Totalitarian Democracy
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$18.00
*CANCELLED* The counter-cultural voice of the Enlightenment Era, Jean Jacques Rousseau was the father of both the Romantic Movement and the French Revolution. An object of derision among philosophes, Rousseau was apotheosized by the Germans, including the champions of the movement known as Sturm und Drang. His seminal , ...
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The Anthropology of Conspiracy Theories
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$18.00
“Conspiracy Theory” is a common phrase in the news these days; what does it mean? Is it something to fear? This talk discusses some of the standard elements in public narratives about hidden evil forces that are working among us to subvert our way of life. Anthropology reveals that such beliefs are absolutely universal , ...
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Superduo Beaded Wrap Bracelet
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$45.00
Double the fun in this beading workshop by using the new Superduo 2-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 wi , ...
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Virtual Walking Tour: Main Street, Manchester Center
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$18.00
Along the west branch of the Battenkill River stretches Main Street in Manchester Center, a picturesque New England downtown with parks, restaurants, and our famous bookstore. In the Factory Point era, it was an industrial center, producing woolen blankets for Union soldiers and leather goods from the tannery, with tea , ...
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Cults, Sects, “Fringe Groups” in American History
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$18.00
*CANCELLED* Exclusive, narrowly focused social groups with aberrant social and/or theological ideologies are surprisingly common throughout American history. Some are psychologically damaging, a very few are violent (and many of the worst are imaginary!), but most are benign. All require sacrifice of some things of per , ...
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The Shakespeare Nobody Knows
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$18.00
The first half of this talk will present the many facts and assumptions that are not known about William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon. For instance, what day he was born, the day he died, and how he spelled his name. In addition, it is not known what he looked like, where he was for four or more years in the late , ...
Beginner Ceramic Classes – Fall Session Two
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$180.00
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 independently. During the class, students will receive 2 free additional hours per week of studio time to work on projects. Class fee includes registrati , ...
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Needle Felted Pumpkin Sculpture
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$38.00
Craft yourself a whole patch of woolly pumpkins for the fall. In this beginner friendly felting workshop, you will learn how to make a solid 3D sculpture entirely from wool fibers. We will use a special barbed needle to felt our projects and learn how to add dimension to the basic shape of your pumpkin. Each participan , ...
Understanding Evil – Part 2
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$18.00
Understanding Evil Like the virus, the concept of evil has evolved. Also like the virus, it has become more virulent and efficient in the art of destruction, even as our understanding of it has devolved from the demonic to the insidious and readily contagious. It may even be asymptomatic or appear to be. Evil is a mons , ...
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