Fall 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.
September 11 — Montpelier
Economic Activist Lars Hasselblad Torres
“Economic Innovation in Vermont”
Lars Torres is the director of the new state Office of the Creative Economy. OCE supports the development of enterprises in the state such as film production, software development, and new technology-based enterprises, fields that form an increasingly vital share of the Vermont economy.
September 18 — Montpelier
Teacher Sandy Mohlman
“History and Struggle in Egypt”
Sandy Mohlman is a retired teacher from U-32 high school who was an exchange teacher in Egypt and who has a long interest in conditions there. Sandy will give us background to help understand the current situation in Egypt.
September 25 — Montpelier
Green Mountain Care Board Executive Director – Georgia J. Maheras
“Vermont’s New Health Initiative: Healthcare for All?”
Georgia Maheras, Esq, brings many years of advocacy for better and more inclusive health care to her current role. The GMCB holds explicit responsibility for controlling the rate of growth in health care costs and “improving the health of Vermonters.” We will hear about the progress of this legislation.
October 2 — Montpelier
Naturalist and Field Artist Nona Estrin
“Climate Change and Nature in Our Back Yards”
Nona Estrin is an award-winning writer and conservationist. She is co-author/artist of In Season, A Natural History of the New England Year. Her talk will be based on her local nature journal and observations over 33 years.
October 9 — Montpelier
Meteorologist Roger Hill
“The Job of a Meteorologist”
Roger Hill is most well known as the forecaster for the stations of Radio Vermont as well as for several local newspapers. Roger runs Weathering Heights Consulting Forecasting and Data Service with clients as diverse as performing groups, school districts, and utility companies.
October 16 — Barre
Community Organizer Emily Kaminisky
“Making the Granite City Grocery a Reality”
Emily Kaminsky is the chair of the board for the Granite City Grocery, the Coop currently being developed in Barre. She has long been involved in community activities to support the vibrancy of Barre City’s downtown. She was a founding member of the Barre Community Gardens and served five years on the board of the Barre Heritage Festival.
October 23 — Barre
IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist John Cohn
“The Maker Movement: How it Contributes to Vermont’s Vitality”
John Cohn is an IBM Fellow, the highest honor a scientist, engineer, or programmer at IBM can achieve. He is a principal supporter and participant in the Vermont Maker Movement – a maker being any amateur or professional inventor of physical objects. Vermont’s makers come from all walks of life: they are farmers, programmers, artists, educators and kids who dream up solutions to problems or situations. Learn how this movement contributes to Vermont’s culture and the strength of its economy.
October 30 — Barre
Environmental Biologist Adair Mulligan
“The Connecticut: New England’s Great River”
Adair Mulligan is Executive Director of the Hanover Conservancy, and former Conservation Director of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions. This program explores issues in managing the health of the Connecticut, and how citizens from all walks of life have created a vision for its future. She is co-author of Proud to Live Here (in the Connecticut River Valley).
November 6 — Montpelier
Governor Jim Douglas
“Civility in Politics: An Oxymoron?”
Governor Douglas, four-term governor of Vermont, has been in government service for more than 35 years. A Republican, he has much experience in dealing with opposing views. He currently serves as a member of the Governors Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington and is Executive in Residence at Middlebury College.
November 13 — Barre
Food Writer Rowan Jacobsen
“The Heirloom Apple Revival”
Rowan Jacobsen is the James Beard award-winning author of remarkable books with food themes, including A Geography of Oysters and American Terroir. His forthcoming book is Great Apples. His talk will be an introduction to some of the thousands of heirloom varieties that are now making a comeback in America.
OLLI at the Savoy Theater
26 Main Street, Montpelier
Films shown at 10:00 a.m.
Film Impresario Rick Winston
Spies, Commies, and ‘Preverts’
Three ground-breaking films that changed the public’s perception of cold war tensions between the US and the USSR.
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)
with Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
with Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
with Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden
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: email@example.com.
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.