Central Vermont

FALL 2021

Central Vermont OLLI Members Listening to a LectureWelcome to our OLLI Central Vermont program. We are pleased to be resuming in-person programs. This fall our abbreviated program will consist of five sessions – two presentations and three films.

The two presentations will be held at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center (MSAC) 58 Barre Street, Montpelier.

Films will be shown at the Savoy Theater, 26 Main Street in Montpelier.

Programs will not take place when the Montpelier schools are cancelled for weather. You may call 802-272-1706 to confirm.

Programs take place on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. (including films).

Health & Safety: UVM sponsored non-credit functions/activities/offerings (which includes our OLLI programs), whether held at UVM or at a non-UVM facility or location, are governed by the same health and safety policies. As such, UVM expects event participants, visitors and guests will be vaccinated. Masks are required to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. If you are outdoors, you are invited to mask up if you are in close proximity to others or in a large group. If this event is taking place at a non-UVM venue, consideration must be given to the requirements of the host site and the more stringent requirements will apply. UVM’s current face covering guidance can be found here

NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS! We can no longer take any payments at the door/onsite. All attendees/members are strongly encouraged to pre-register prior to the session(s).

Semester Membership Special! Sign up as a member and attend all 5 programs at the discounted price of $20 individual/$35 couple (any two people)! Single program fee is $8 each.

To register, click on the “REGISTER NOW” button below and you will be brought to our online system where you can register using your credit card for the full membership series special ($20 individual/$35 couple) or for single program(s) ($8 each).

September 29 (held at MSAC)


“Banjo” Dan Lindner, Musician

The presentation will focus on the process of song writing and sources of inspiration, specifically relating to the creation of a new set of songs dealing with spiritual beliefs and practices from a diverse cross-section of cultures and traditions. Then―the performance.

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October 6 (held at MSAC)

Heart and Eyes: A Lens on the World

Elliott Burg, Photographer

The Middlesex photographer will present images from his public exhibitions—including portraits of neighbors in a remote Bolivian village; track and field athletes of advanced age; life in a public park in New York City; and dancers, musicians, athletes and others in Cuba—and discuss his approach to photography, his relationship to his subjects, his methods, and his artistic values.

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Movie Series

The films described below will be shown at the Savoy Theater in Montpelier 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Author & Film Guru Rick Winston Presents
Betty Comden, Adolph Green and the Classic MGM Musicals

The team of Comden and Green wrote the witty scripts (and some of the lyrics) for several MGM musical classics. We’ll see three of the films this semester and examine the team’s contributions.

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November 17

On the Town (1949)

Comden and Green wrote the book first for the Broadway show, which was based on the ballet “Fancy Free,” and then for the 1949 film version. Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, and Jules Munshin play three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City.

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December 1

Singin’ in the Rain (1951)

One of the most entertaining films ever made is also an insightful history lesson in how silent films gave way to “talkies.” Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor head the cast.

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December 8

The Band Wagon (1953)

Comden and Green wrote parts based on themselves (played by Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant) in the story of a hoofer (Fred Astaire) trying to make a comeback on Broadway. Directed by Vincente Minelli, also starring Cyd Charisse.

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Prefer to pay by check? Complete the form on the site brochure mailed to you or this form (PDF, opens in a new window) and send with your check payment (made out to The University of Vermont) to:

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

PLEASE NOTE: Allow 10-14 days from date of mailing check to receipt & processing.
For registration assistance, please call 802-656-5817.

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.

Central Vermont Program Committee: Ginny Callan, Michelle Champoux, Edie Miller, Bob Rosenfeld, Grace Worcester

Publicity: Grace Worcester

Hospitality Committee: Priscilla Daggett, Amalia DiStefano

See the above listing in a pdf format.