St. Johnsbury Lecture Series


Fall 2017

Classes are held on Thursdays at 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at Catamount Arts, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury*


October 19, 2017
Traveling in China by Plane, Boat, Bike and Train

Gary Aubin

Gary and his son spent some “together time” in China. Among the attractions they visited were the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an, a section of the Great Wall and Tiger Leaping Gorge (one of the world’s deepest gorges located on a primary tributary of the upper Yangtze River). Gary will tell us about their trip and share some of the photos they took.

October 26, 2017
Orchid Growing in Northeast Vermont

Sam Perron, Forester, North Woods Stewardship Center

The North Woods Stewardship Center’s 1,473 acre demonstration forest is working to keep up with climate change’s environmental impacts by creating a more resilient, healthy and productive future forest. Sam will explore the specific impacts, vulnerabilities, challenges and opportunities that have been identified for the North Woods forest and how its forestry practices are changing in response to climate change.

November 2, 2017
Orchid Growing in Northeast Vermont

Mary Sturtevant, Complimentary Therapist & Holistic Health Educator

“Come walk with me along El Camino on my 200 mile pilgrimage to the shrine of the Apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.” Mary will present the first half of her journey (having just returned from the second half, which she’’ present in the Spring) which will take us to Ciuz de Fierro (highest point on the Camino), historic Ponferrada and ‘windy’ O Cebreiro , a village of round stone houses with straw roofs, inhabited until recently.

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Membership dues entitle subscribers to attend all sessions and bring a guest to one of them.
Non-members may attend any single session for $6. Membership Dues are $30.00, mailed with the form or paid at the first session.

For membership, complete the form on the site brochure or this form and send with fees to:

UVM OLLI Registration Office
460 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401

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Catamount Arts: (802) 748-2600 – after 1:00 P.M.

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.

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