Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Fall Series

Sept. 18: Michael J. Tougias, “Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis; author of “Above and Beyond.”

Sept. 25: Bridget Butler, “Owls of Vermont.”

12:45 p.m. Doors open; talk begins at 1:30 p.m. sharp. Wednesdays through Nov. 7. $5 per lecture, $30 for nine-lecture series. Commodores Inn, 823 S. Main St./Route 100, 253-7131.

Stowe Free Library

Sept. 19: 7 p.m. Bill Torrey, Vermont author and storyteller, “The Ta Ta Weenie Club.”

Sept. 26: 7 p.m. “Runamok Maple,” new offerings from one of the innovators of maple syrup infusions.

Oct. 10: “Winter Bird Feeding,” The Birds of Vermont Museum.

Oct. 22: Peter Zheutlin, “The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels with Albie: An American Journey;” freelance journalist/author and rescue dog.

Nov. 30: 3:30 p.m. Traditional Christmas in Stowe; Children’s Librarian choice.

90 Pond St. 253-6145,

Public Forum: ‘Roundup Weedkiller: Risks and Alternatives’

Sept. 18: 7 to 8 p.m. Rick Dyer, Lamoille County Forester; Roundup and other glycosate-containing garden chemicals. Stowe Free Library, Community Room, 90 Pond St. RSVP: Melissa Jordan, 760-9446,

Book Discussion Group: Rural Gateways STEM Grant, Part 2

Sept. 25: 5 to 6 p.m. Discussion of Barbara Kingsolver’s “Flight Behavior.”

Oct. 30: “Station Eleven,” Emily St. John Mendal.

5 p.m. Meeting Room. Dinner provided. Pick up a copy of either or both books. 90 Pond St. RSVP required: 253-6145,


‘Talking Tax & Regulate: A Deep Dive On S.54’

Oct. 2: noon to 2 p.m. Interactive panel discussion on commercial cannabis tax and legalization bill. Rep. John Gannon, Dave Silberman, Laura Subin, Andrew Subin, Tim Fair; Heady Vermont and Vermont Cannabis Solutions. Contois Auditorium, 149 Church St.,

Vermont Humanities: First Wednesdays

Oct. 2: 7 p.m. Alison Bechdel, “Graphic Novels to Watch Out For.” Livak Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM.

Flynn Center MainStage

Oct. 7: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin discuss award-winning graphic novel “March: Book One” (John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell). Flynn MainStage.

Vermont Humanities: 46th Annual Fall Conference

Nov. 15 and 16: “Searching for Home: Journeys, Quests and Migrations.

UVM, Dudley H. Davis Center. 262-2626,


Vermont Genealogy Library

Sept. 14: 10 a.m. to noon. Sheila Morris, “Beginning Genealogy.”

Sept. 21: “Introduction to DNA Testing.”

Open for research: Tuesday, 3 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dupont Hall, Fort Ethan Allen, 377 Hegeman Ave. 350-1333,


Phoenix Books Essex: ‘Farming on the Wild Side’

Sept. 18: 7 p.m. Book launch. Nancy and John Hayden, The Farm Between in Jeffersonville. Transforming draft horse–powered, organic vegetable and livestock operation into agroecological, regenerative, biodiverse, organic fruit farm, nursery, pollinator sanctuary. 2 Carmichael St. 872-7111,


Highland Center for the Arts: Vermont Humanities Council Series

Sept. 20: “All the Film’s A Stage;” Rick Winston.

Oct. 13: 3 to 5 p.m. Bill Torrey, “Cutting Remarks: “Forty Years in the Forest.”

Oct. 18: “Murder in the Vermont Woods: A Story About Race, Class and Gender in the 19th Century;” historian Jill Mudgett.

Nov. 1: “Vermont, 1800 and Froze to Death: The Cold Year of 1816;” Howard Coffin.

7 to 9 p.m. 2875 Hardwick St.



A Walk on the El Camino de Santiago

Sept. 15: 3 p.m. Kathy and Steven Light of Fyre and Lightning Consort; 40-day walking trip, 500+ miles along Camino Frances de Santiago. Photos, videos, music, Q&A. Fundraiser for Jeudevine Library Expansion Fund. By donation at the door. Hardwick Town House, 29 Church St. 472-5948.

Jeudevine Memorial Library: ‘Weapons of Fraud’

Sept. 17: 7 p.m. Bill April from AARP. First of three programs. Overview of leading scams and techniques of con artists and how to avoid victimization. Refreshments.

Oct. 15: “Fraud, Scams and Con Artists: Coming to a Computer Near You.”

Nov. 12: “Identity Theft.”; Lisa Sammet, Library Director, 472-5948;


‘The Social Black Bear’

Sept. 20: 7 p.m. Ben Kilham of Kilham Bear Center in Lyme, N.H. Free. Green Mountain Tech & Career Center, 738 Route 15.


‘End of Life Doula’

Sept. 12: 6 to 7 p.m. Information on End of Life Doula program. Q&A. Sponsored by Mount Mansfield Villages. Light refreshments. Varnum Memorial Library, 194 Main St. 644-2117.;


Northern Vermont University-Johnson

Sept. 18: 6 p.m. UVM economics professor Stephanie Seguino, “Not So Different After All: Vermont’s Racial Disparities in Policing.”

Co-author of 2017 paper “Driving While Black and Brown in Vermont.” Bentley Hall, Room 207.

Current Topics in Science: 25th Annual Lecture Series

Sept. 18: Alvin Acerbo, University of Chicago Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, “Using a Synchrotron X-ray Microprobe for Imaging and Microspectroscopy Research in Biology and Geochemistry.”

Sept. 25: David Allen, Middlebury College Assistant Biology Professor, “What Drives Lyme Disease Risk in Vermont.”

Room 207, Bentley Hall.


Cults & Culture Discussion Forum

First Tuesday of month: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Morristown Centennial Library, 20 Lower Main St.

Gerette Buglion, 498-8015,


Lake Champlain Salmon Festival: International Year of the Salmon

Oct. 5: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. History and restoration of Atlantic salmon in Lake Champlain and Winooski River. See live salmon on display. Richmond Volunteers Green.

Talks and film screenings: Richmond Community Library, Bridge Street.

Richmond Post Office: special limited edition USPS International Year of the Salmon Stamp Cancellation.


‘Jane Austen in Vermont’

Sept. 15: 2 to 4 p.m. Liz Philosophos Cooper, president of Jane Austen Society of North America, “Jane Austen: Working Woman (“I must keep to my own style and go on in my own Way”).” Illustrated talk.

Free. Light refreshments. Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St. 503-5109,


Yestermorrow Speaker Series

Sept. 18: “Slash Your Energy Bills.” Dave Keefe of Efficiency Vermont.

Sept. 25: “Nature-Inspired Furniture Design.” Kory Rogers, Chief Curator; Francie and John Downing, Curator of American Art, Shelburne Museum.

Oct. 2: Liz Johndrow and the TERRA Collaborative (Pueblo Project), “Place Based Natural Building in Central American.”

Oct. 9: 7 to 8 p.m. “Digital Fabrication and 3D Printing.” Rachel Vroman, Harvard’s Digital Fabrication Lab; Justin Lavallee, MIT’s Urban Risk Lab.

Oct. 23: Michael Wisniewski of Duncan Wisniewski Architecture, Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing.

Oct. 30: 7 to 8 p.m. Rachel Grigorian, Landscape Architect and owner of Clark Brook Designs. “Gardening for Storm-Water Management.”

Yestermorrow Design Build School, 7895 Main St. 496-5545,


Waterbury Public Library

Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov, 19, Dec. 17: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Discussion series: “Race” — meaning, impact of racism on the community, what can be done. Text for discussion: Ijeoma Oluo, “So you want to talk about race.” Discount copies at Bridgeside Books. SAL room.

Sept. 24: 3 p.m. “Be a Tick Detective.” Program for children with interactive games. 6:30 p.m. Adult program. Twyla deNeergaard, Vermont Department of Health.

244-7036. 28 N. Main St.


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