Central Vermont Lecture Series

Fall 2014 Program

Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC) or Barre Aldrich Library (BAL)

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All programs are on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Lectures are held Montpelier Senior Activity Center or Aldrich Public Library, Barre. Doors open at 12:30pm for those wishing to have brown bag lunch together.

SEPTEMBER 10: SILENT CLOWNS: A CELEBRATION OF SILENT FILM COMEDIANS
Rob Mermin, Founder of Circus Smirkus, performer, teacher, author, awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence.
A “dazzling array” of clips from classic silent film comedies, comparing the comedy styles of stars including Keaton, Lloyd, Langdon, Laurel & Hardy, and Chaplin.
Location: Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC)

SEPTEMBER 17: KOSOVO: EMERGING FROM THE RUBBLE
Dean Pineles, retired Vermont judge and International Criminal Judge in Kosovo 2011–13.
An exploration of the recent history of Kosovo, including the war of 1998-99, the resulting trials, and current issues.
Location: Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC)

SEPTEMBER 24: THE HUNGRY HEART: MAKING A MOVIE AND STARTING A STATE-WIDE CONVERSATION
Bess O’Brien, Independent film-maker, co-founder of Kingdom County Productions.
We will view and discuss her film, The Hungry Heart, which has brought major attention to the heroin addiction problem in Vermont.
Location: Barre Aldrich Library (BAL)

OCTOBER 1: WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?: AN AUTHOR’S RESPONSE TO HER MOST-ASKED QUESTION
Kathryn Davis, award-winning novelist, senior fiction writer at Washington University in St. Louis.
Her most recent novel is Duplex. A conversation about writing, including her imaginative responses to the question every author knows is coming.
Location: Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC)

OCTOBER 8: TBA
Location: Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC)

OCTOBER 15: ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS: WILDLIFE CSI
Laurel Neme, science writer, radio host, expert consultant on crimes against wildlife.
The author of Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab Is Solving Crimes and Saving Endangered Species gives us a look into the world of illegal wildlife trade.
Location: Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC)

OCTOBER 22: THE SEARCH FOR NEW WORLDS: LOOKING FOR SIGNS OF LIFE IN THE COSMOS
Bobby Farlice-Rubio, science educator, Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium.
Might life be commonplace in space, or are we truly the only living world? Farlice-Rubio will lead an exploration of all of the latest discoveries in this field.
Location: Barre Aldrich Library (BAL)

OCTOBER 29: LOOKING BACK AT VERMONT: FARM SECURITY ADMINISTRATION PHOTOGRAPHS, 1936 TO 1942
Nancy Price Graff, writer, historian, author of books for adults and children.
She will display and talk to us about these photographs that were the fruits of a survey of rural America ordered by President Roosevelt.
Location: Barre Aldrich Library (BAL)

NOVEMBER 5: THE RED SCARE COMES TO BETHEL 1950
Rick Winston, community historian and film scholar.
Winston will talk about an incident that epitomizes the McCarthy period as it affected Vermonters.
Location: Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC)

NOVEMBER 12: PUBLIC BANK: A CHOICE FOR VERMONT?
Gwen Hallsmith, Executive Director, Public Banking Institute, former director of planning and community development in Montpelier.
What is a public bank? How would it affect Vermont?
Location: Barre Aldrich Library (BAL)

NOVEMBER 19: MUSIC AND TALES OF THE OTHERWORLD: FOLKLORE, FAIRIES, AND MUSIC IN IRELAND
Hilari Farrington and Benedict Koehler, Musicians, Founders of the Vermont School of Irish Traditional Music.
A delightful and informative presentation of story and music by internationally acclaimed local experts of the Irish tradition.
Location: Barre Aldrich Library (BAL)

DECEMBER 3: MOVIES ABOUT MOVIES: SCENES FROM CLASSIC FILMS THAT DEMYSTIFY THE FILM-MAKING PROCESS
Rick Winston, film scholar.
Clips from comedies, dramas, romances, and thrillers that show what takes place behind the scenes on a movie set.
Location: Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC)

DECEMBER 10: INFLUENTIAL FILMS OF THE 1960S
Rick Winston, film scholar.
Clips from 2001, The Graduate, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and a discussion of the French New Wave, the British “Kitchen Sink” school, and directors such as Fellini and Bergman.
Location: Montpelier Senior Activities Center (MSAC)


Membership Information

SEMESTER MEMBERSHIPS

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
Judy Raymond
55 Lewis Street
Barre, VT 05641
For further information, call: 802-454-1234 or e-mail: pdaggett@myfairpoint.net.

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