Spring 2013 Program
All programs are on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m., (the films at the Savoy start at 10am). Lectures are held either in Montpelier Senior Activity Center or Barre (Aldrich Public Library) which is indicated next to each program listed below. Doors open at 12:30pm for those wishing to have brown bag lunch together.
February 6 — Montpelier
Journalist Steven Pappas
“Small-town Newspaper Challenges in the Electronic Dawn”
Steven Pappas is the editor of The Barre-Montpelier Times Argus newspaper. He has managed newsrooms at daily newspapers around New England for much of his journalism career.
February 13 — Montpelier
Humanities Scholar Peter Gilbert
“Robert Frost: Poems for the Season”
Peter Gilbert is the Executive Director of the Vermont Humanities Council and a passionate champion of the value of the humanities in our society. His commentaries are often broadcast on Vermont Public Radio.
February 20 — Barre
(Vermont History Center)
Curator Jacqueline Calder
“Step into the Past: A Tour of the Vermont History Center Galleries”
Jackie Calder, curator of the Vermont Historical Society, will guide us through the new Vermont Heritage Galleries in Barre. The galleries feature all aspects of Vermont History from war to baseball.
February 27 — Barre
Forester Barbara Burns
“Threats to the Vermont Forest: Pesky, Petite and Powerful Pests”
Barbara Burns is the Forest Health Program Manager for the Vermont Department of Forest, Parks, and Recreation. She will talk about the fine balance between our trees and the insects and micro-organisms that are supported by them. What happens to the landscape when this balance is upset?
March 6 — Montpelier
Historian Michael Sherman
“Awful Awful: The Spanish Flu of 1918-1919”
Michael Sherman is the editor of the journal Vermont History and a co-author of Freedom and Unity: A History of Vermont. The Spanish flu killed close to 2,000 people in Vermont in 1918 and had devastating effects on social and family life in Vermont.
March 13 — Montpelier
Prof. William Cotte
“Beethoven’s Eroica: A Musical Leap Forward”
Bill Cotte, popular Osher lecturer and professor in the Fine & Performing Arts program at Lyndon State College, will talk about the place of the Eroica in the transition from the Classical to the Romantic periods.
March 20 — Montpelier
Climate Scientist Alan Betts
“Climate Change: The Real Story”
Alan Betts is Vermont’s leading climate researcher. An advisor to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, he is a columnist for the Environmental Section of the Sunday Times/Argus. His special expertise is the development and interpretation of climate change indicators.
April 3 — Montpelier
Writer and Actor Abby Paige
“When We were French: Portraits of Franco-American Vermonters”
Abby Paige, a poet, playwright and performer, is the creator and performer of the one-person show Piecework: When We Were French. The show explores the legacy of French-Canadian immigration to Vermont. She will present several characters from her play and discuss how this experience has deepened her appreciation of her own ancestry.
April 10 — Barre
Writer Reeve Lindbergh
“Mother and Daughter: Lindbergh Family Memoirs”
Reeve Lindbergh, the youngest child of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, is a Vermont poet and author who writes for both children and adults. She has written three memoirs: Under a Wing, No More Words, and Forward From Here.
April 17 — Barre
Historian Donald Wickman
“George Houghton’s Civil War: Images from the Front”
Donald Wickman will discuss the life and work of Civil War photographer George Houghton, who captured poignant shots of Vermont soldiers in the field, in camp, and at home. We will see some of those photos.
OLLI at the Savoy Theater
26 Main Street, Montpelier
Films shown at 10:00 a.m.
François Truffaut Classics
Presented by Film Impresario Rick Winston
THE 400 BLOWS (1959)
with Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, and Claire Maurier
SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (1960)
with Charles Aznavour, Marie DuBois, and Nicole Berger
JULES AND JIM (1962)
with Jeanne Moureau, Oskar Werner and Henri Serre
Individual ticket: $40
Couple’s ticket: $70
You may also attend single events (suggested donation $5.00 payable at the door)
HALF-PRICE SPECIAL First-Time Members only:
Individual ticket: $20
Couple’s ticket: $35
Please send in your payment and the membership form to:
(make checks payable to: The University of Vermont)
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Central Vermont
55 Lewis Street
Barre, VT 05641
For further information, call: 802-233-1763 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a member today!
Membership in your local OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) entitles you to attend programs at any of the other 7 OLLI sites throughout Vermont, as well as EEE-Burlington (Elder Education Enrichment). Your active OLLI membership also entitles you to the discounted member rate for the OLLI programs on the UVM campus. Simply present your membership card during the corresponding semester.
For a complete listing of all programs, see our listing in a pdf format.