*POSTPONED* Trees and the Bible: A Talk and Hike Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020 Time: 1:00 pm-3:30 pm Location: Equinox Hotel, Battenkill Room Fee: $0.00
Join Rabbi Michael Cohen who teaches at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and Bennington College as he leads an exploration and explanation of the varied use of trees in the Bible. Rick LaDue, steward of the Equinox Preservation Trust, will lead an interpretive hike examining our local trees at the base of Mt. Equinox.
Bulgarian Folk Music & Culture Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door
Come explore the traditions and music of Bulgaria and its 1300-year-old history with native violinist Joana Genova. In addition to photos and videos, there will be a live music performance of folk-inspired classical music and a display of pottery, icons and embroidery, as well as samples of food and spices.
The English Country House: Center of the Universe Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Manchester Community Library Fee: $18 in advance; $22 at the door
For centuries the country house has held a unique position in English social life and the history of the nation. Before the 20th century, the families in these power houses ruled Britain. One of their outstanding features were their art collections, but their owners’ true passions were the building and rebuilding of their houses and the laying out of gardens and grounds. These amazing houses may possibly be the aristocracy’s greatest achievement. With this legacy it was virtually inevitable that the British country house would become a launching pad for some of the great achievements of modern times. The story continues today… the newly-rich buy country houses and re-infuse them with life and money, helping to continue the cycle of history.