Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Fall Series

Oct. 23: Bill Morris, “The Meaning of Maps.”

Oct. 30: Kurt Valenta, “The Black Bear: Nature’s Voracious Omnivore.”

Nov. 6: Jill Mudgett, “Murder, Mystery and Indigenous Mobility in 19th Century 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

  • ‘In Our Own Backyard’ Series

Oct. 17: 6 to 7 p.m. “Conscious Breathing,” Dunja Moeller, Ph.D., medical anthropologist.

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

  • Talks

Oct. 24: 10 a.m. to noon. Prof. William Edelglass, “A History of the Concept of Race.”

90 Pond St. 253-6145,

Book Discussion Group: Rural Gateways STEM Grant, Part 2

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,


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

Oct. 19: Annual Conference.

Oct. 26: 10:30 a.m. to noon. Marc Juneau, Basic French vocabulary for translation and travel. Two additional optional sessions on Tuesday afternoons offered.

Nov. 2: Jane Whitmore, Powerful Research Tools.

Nov. 9: Ed McGuire, Using DNA Networks to Solve Brick Walls.

Nov. 16: Pam and Dick Malone, Genning Evernote Off the Ground.

Nov. 23: Marcie Crocker, Using

Talks 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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,


Craftsbury Public Library

Nov. 2: 4 p.m. Rosemary Gladstar, herbalist and author, founder of Sage Mountain Herbal Center. Author of 12 books; most recent, “Fire Cider!” Talk and demonstration. 12 Church Lane. 586-9683,


Highland Center for the Arts: Vermont Humanities Council Series

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.



Jeudevine Memorial Library: AARP, ‘Weapons of Fraud’ Series

Nov. 12: 7 p.m. “Identity Theft.”; Lisa Sammet, Library Director, 472-5948;


‘Raising Spirits: Spooky Stories from Vermont Public Records’

Oct. 24: 5 p.m. Doors open for special exhibit. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tales of murder and disaster, mediums and disappearances. Free. Vermont State Archives and Records, 1078 Route 2. 802-828-2308,


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,


Yestermorrow Speaker Series

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

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.

244-7036. 28 N. Main St.

Waterbury Historical Society: Seven of Waterbury’s Cemeteries

Oct. 23: 7 p.m. Jack Carter, Maple Street Cemetery; Cheryl Casey, Old Center Cemetery; Skip Flanders, Hope Cemetery; Betty Jones, Demeritt Cemetery; Brian Lindner, Ricker Cemetery; Barbara Walton, Loomis Hill Cemetery; John Woodruff, Johnson-Jewett Cemetery. All welcome. Steele Community Room, Waterbury Municipal Center, 28 N. Main St. 244-8089;


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