All lectures: Wednesday 1:30 in the afternoon – sharp
$5.00 admission per lecture or $30.00 for the 9-lecture series
Location: Town and Country Resort, 876 Mountain Rd, Stowe.
If there is to be a cancellation due to weather, listen to WDEV 550 AM or WLVB 93.9 FM or call Town and Country Resort: 253-7595
“Real and Imagined Threats to the United States, ” presented by Haviland Smith, retired CIA Station Chief.
Among these threats which will be examined in this lecture include: domestic and foreign terrorism, nuclear proliferation, drugs, organized crime, cyberwarfare, drones and certain nations. This Lecture will be held at River Arts. 75 Pleasant St. Morrisville.
“Guernica 1937- The Town and Picasso’s Painting,” presented by painter, art historian, and retired Professor of Fine Arts, Bob Manning.
Picasso’s painting of Guernica, which depicts the civilian population as victim and target, is as relevant today as it was in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War. The history behind the event and the design of the painting will be discussed and shown.
“The Story of Seeds: How a Small Vermont Business is Changing Organic Agriculture.”
Gwenael Engelskirchen, Trials Manager at High Mowing Organic Seeds, will speak about organic seeds and how they are an important – and often overlooked – part of the sustainable agriculture system. What does it mean to be an heirloom? Why might you save seeds from your own garden? She will also discuss the story of High Mowing Organic Seeds – from a seed saver’s hobby to a prominent US organic seed company.
“Religions in Dialogue for Peace.” Edward Mahoney, Professor and Director, Graduate Theology and Pastoral Ministry at St. Michael’s College will explore the efforts the world’s major religions are undertaking to wage peace in a violent world.
“The New Feminist Agenda,” Former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin will discuss her latest book by the same title touching on the continuing challenges for working moms and dads, especially with regard to finding and affording good child care, paid family and medical leaves and workplace flexibility.
“Maple Sugaring in Vermont,” George Cook, works for the UVM Extension Office in Morrisville and has developed and taught many maple programs and workshops throughout the state and region. He will talk about the history of maple sugar making, and the current maple syrup production in Lamoille County. Local sugarers in Stowe will be available to showcase some of their products and historical artifacts or pictures.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Stowe Historical Society.
“Mining the Inner Wisdom of Your Dreams”, presented by Dr. Sue Mehrtens, director of the Jungian Center for the Spiritual Sciences. Though we may forget them, we dream multiple times every night. Dreams have been proven to be invaluable aids to creativity, life saving insights, problem solving, and more.How we might remember,interpret, and work with our dreams is the theme of this presentation.
“Who Defines Freedom? Stories from the Hidden History of Vermont,” presented by Cyndy Bittinger, a faculty member at the Community College of Vermont, who will trace Vermont’s history from the earliest inhabitants, Native Americans, to its present day citizens. Bittenger will describe her path to discovery through some stories from the hidden history of Vermont. Her new book, “Vermont Women, Native Americans and African Americans: Out of the Shadows of History”, will be available for purchase. This lecture, sponsored by the Stowe Free Library, is free of charge, and is made possible by a grant from the Copley Fund
“Vermont Birds and Climate Change,” Charlie Browne, Executive Director of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, will introduce some of the dynamic forces at work that will change the distribution, behavior, adaptations and evolution of Vermont bird populations in response to global climate change. He will also introduce the Community of Observers, a core program of the Fairbanks Museum that invites volunteers to observe and document evidence of environmental changes over time.
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.
Payment of membership dues entitles subscribers to attend all sessions of the series. Membership dues for the session series are $30.00 or $5.00 for a single session.
Send your dues, name address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and email to:
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute—Lamoille Valley
510 Carroll Mt. Lane
Morrisville, VT 05661
Make checks payable to The University of Vermont.
For more information call 802-888-2190 or contact a steering committee member:
- Millie Marron, Chairperson, 253-9011
- Kay Stephenson, Co-chairperson, 888-5386
- Ruth Hamilton, Co-chairperson, 253-4654
- Daniel Noyes, Planning/Publicity
- George Merwin, Treasurer
- Lynn Baumrind, Planning
- Jan Kilburn
- Dick Johannesen
- Diane Erwin
- George Spear
- Ann Spearing
For a complete listing of all programs, see our listing in a pdf format.