Jewish Community of Greater Stowe Center: Author Rick Winston
Oct. 21: 4 p.m. New book, “Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960.” Free. Books for purchase and signing. Light refreshments. 1189 Cape Cod Road. redscareinthegreenmountains.com; jcogs.org, 253-1800.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Oct. 24: Dr. Jan Carney, “Current Debates in Public Health and Health Policy.”
Oct. 31: Shawn Woods, “Is Stowe, Vermont, Haunted?”
Nov. 7: Robert Resnik and Marty Morrissey, former members of The Highland Weavers, “Music From Vermont Songwriters.”
$5 for non-members. Refreshments follow talk. 1:30 p.m. sharp. New location: Commodores Inn, 823 S. Main St./Route 100. 253-7131. Ann Spearing, 888-7466; learn.uvm.edu/osher.
Bear Pond Books
Nov. 3: 1 to 3 p.m. Author Kate Genovese. “Hat Tricks from Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction.” Book signing and discussion. Depot Building, 38 Main St. kategenovesebooks.com.
Vermont Humanities: Fall Conference 2018
Nov. 5: Registration deadline; $129 ($79 students); space limited.
Nov. 16 and 17: “The Ebb and Flow of Optimism through American History.” UVM Davis Center. 262-1355, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phoenix Books Burlington
Oct. 25: 7 p.m. Madeleine May Kunin, “Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties.” Former three-term governor of Vermont, President Clinton’s deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland. $3 ticket benefits Vermont Foodbank, includes $5 discount on featured book. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 191 Bank St. 448-3350. phoenixbooks.biz.
March for Our Lives: “Glimmer of Hope: How Tragedy Sparked a Movement”
Oct. 19: 5 p.m. doors open. 6 p.m. Moderated Q&A with authors and founders of March for Our Lives. No book signing. Additional books for purchase.
Unitarian Universalist Society of Burlington, 152 Pearl St. Tickets required (Package A: ticket and book, meet and greet, $20. Package B: Student Ticket; one child under 18 or college student with active college ID; free). 872-7111, phoenixbooks.biz; phoenixbooks.biz/glimmerofhope.
St. Michael’s College
Oct. 18: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Gallery Reception; 7 p.m. Panel Discussion. Lionel Delevnigne, photographs from “To The Village Square: from Montague to Fukushima: 1975-2014.”
McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall
Oct. 22: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. “Girl Rising: An Evening with Tanya Lee Stone;” nonfiction narrative; untold and inspiring stories of girls’ struggles to gain access to education. McCarthy Arts Center Recital Hall. smcvt.edu.
Nov. 3: 5 to 9:30 p.m. International Festival. Performances and cuisine from the Pacific Islands, Africa, Europe, Latin America, South Asia, and East Asia. Ross/Tarrant Sports Center Court D. smcvt.edu.
McCarthy Art Gallery Director, Prof. Brian Collier, email@example.com.
Champlain Valley Expo: Seven Days’ Vermont Tech Jam
Oct. 19: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Presented by Vermont Works. Top tech firms, local colleges and training programs. Most exhibitors are hiring. Free admission, parking. Keynote address by Brown University professor Sydney Skybetter. Reserve free ticket online to save time at registration. Schedule, list of exhibitors: techjamvt.com.
Jeudevine Memorial Library
Nov. 1: 7 p.m. Author Tyler Mason, “Deep Within: Stories of a Faded Heritage,” by sixth generation Vermonter from Albany. Come share stories of hunting, logging and farming. Refreshments. 472-5948. 93 N. Main St. 472-5948.
Northern Vermont University-Johnson
Oct. 18: 7 p.m. 34th annual Ellsworth Lecture: Curtiss Reed Jr., director of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity, discusses a plan to foster a more multiracial and multiethnic Vermont. Bentley Hall Room 207. northernvermont.edu. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 23: 4 p.m. Youth Activists Panel Discussion, Vermonters, middle school to college. Moderated by internship coordinator Ellen Hill. Q&A. Free. Stearns Performance Space. 635-1408.
Oct. 23: 7 p.m. Broadcast of talk by Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s “The Chew.” Free. Stearns Cinema. Krista.Swahn@northernvermont.edu.
Lamoille Chamber of Commerce: Meet the Candidates Night
Oct. 24: 6 to 8 p.m. Federal, state, Lamoille County offices. Informal, no questions from audience. Free. Light hors d’oeuvres; cash bar. Northern Stearns Student Center. Jen Kittell, 888-7607, email@example.com.
League of Women Voters Speaker Series: “Constitutional Crisis?”
Jan. 9: Does Your Vote Count? How partisan gerrymandering can predetermine election results.
March 13: Understanding liberalism and conservatism, historically and today.
May 15: Single-Issue Politics; ethical and useful or not?
7 p.m. Q&A follows talk. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St.
Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Thursdays, 1 to 3:50 p.m. Mack Hall Auditorium.
Oct. 18: Stacey Wright, Director of Cyber Intelligence for the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).
Oct. 25: George J. Silowash, Norwich University chief information security officer (CISO); privacy and security in age of social media and connected devices.
Sullivan Museum and History Center
Oct. 24: 11 a.m. Matt Considine, member of The Springfield Telescope Makers: “Russell W. Porter: A Legacy of Innovation” (Norwich alum; founder of amateur telescope-making; contributor to field of astronomy in California and the Hale telescope. Sullivan Museum and History Center. 485-2886, norwich.edu.
Education & Enrichment for Everyone: Fall Speaker Series
Oct. 19: “World War II: What Made the War a World War and Not a Series of Regional Conflicts,” Andrew Buchanan, Senior Lecturer in History, UVM.
Burlington Garden Club: Charlie Nardozzi — “Container Garden Revelation”
Oct. 23: 12:30 p.m. Razzle Dazzle Raffle; tickets available. 1 p.m. Talk. Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St. bgcvt.org.
Yestermorrow Design/Build School: Speaker Series
Oct. 24: 7 to 8 p.m. Nancy Oakley, director of education, Willowbank School of Restoration Arts. New approach to preservation of historic places with respect for ecological and cultural context. Refreshments. IDEAS, 182 Mad River Green.
Waterbury Public Library
Oct. 24: 6 p.m. Rick Winston’s presentation of “All the Film’s a Stage.” Clips from American and foreign films will be featured. Sponsored by Vermont Humanities Council.
28 N. Main St. Information and registration: 244-7036.
The League of Women Voters of Central Vermont
Oct. 18: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Vermont State Senate Candidates Forum (Washington County). Ken Alger, Chris Bradley, Ann Cummings, Andrew Perchlik, Anthony Pollina, Dwayne Tucker. Moderated by Susan Clark of Middlesex. Waterbury Municipal Center, Steele Community Room, 28 N. Main St.