Lamoille Valley

EFFECTIVE 3/18/20, OLLI STATEWIDE LECTURE SERIES/PROGRAMS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Winter 2020

Bob Manning speaking at an Lamoille Valley OLLI eventAll lectures:
Wednesdays 1:30 pm – sharp
$7.00 admission per lecture or $40.00 for the 9-lecture series

Location:
The Commodores Inn
823 So. Main St., Rt. 100
Stowe, VT
802-253-7131

If there is to be a cancellation due to weather, listen to WDEV 550 AM or WLVB 93.9 FM or call The Commodores Inn: 802-253-7131


January 8

CANNABIS EFFECTS ON THE BODY AND THE BRAIN

Dr. Karen Lounsbury, Professor of Pharmacology at UVM’s Larner College of Medicine, will speak about the benefits, risks and future potential associated with medical cannabis. She will give insight into the history of medical and recreational cannabis, compounds and medical products derived from cannabis, evidence for therapeutic effects and the associated risks of such use.


January 15

THE AGE OF VIOLENCE

Chandler Matson, a local attorney in Stowe, will discuss how coverage of public opinion can threaten our ability to reason collectively and adhere to the tenets of our government.


January 22

RIDING THE WAVES: THE EVOLUTION OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, 1977-2013

Starting with the state of the art in software development in 1977, Bill Robinson Ph.D. will trace the changes in the way computer applications were built as he stayed close to the cutting edge in the industry. The topics will be described at a non-technical level for a general audience.


January 29

WHAT HAS CHANGED IN OUR LIFE TIMES?

Bill Schubart, a Vermont author, speaks extensively on the arts, media and non-profit governance, and writes about Vermont infiction, humor, and opinion pieces. This will be an exploration together of what of significance has changed during our long lives and how is it important, how has it changed us and our communities. This lecture, sponsored by the Stowe Free Library, is free of charge, and is made possible by a grant from the Copley Fund.


February 5

SURROGACY

John Weltman, the founder of Circle Surrogacy, will address surrogacy, which is well accepted in most of the American fifty states as the ultimate solution to heterosexual infertility and gay parenting. This program will address the reasons for this different approach to surrogacy in the United States versus worldwide, and suggests an ultimate solution in how to find universal acceptance for this pragmatic and nearly always successful form of parenting.


February 12

HOW TO WEED YOUR ATTIC: GETTING RID OF JUNK WITHOUT DESTROYING HISTORY

Elizabeth Dow Ph.D. and Lucinda Cockrell M.A., both archivists, will strive to give you the confidence to clean out your attic – or office, garage, basement, cupboards – knowing that you’re not tossing out historically valuable (or invaluable) things, and that you will not ask your local museum to take things that really belong in a thrift store, junk yard, or recycle center.


February 19

POETRY FROM NORTHERN VT: A SENSE OF PLACE

Sigh Searles will read poetry from VT poets Hayden Carruth, David Budbill and Leland Kinsey who all capture the character of the place we love and live in. They are highly celebrated and their poetry has captured Sigh who is always excited and happy to share the joy and amazement he finds in reading them again and again. They are masters of their craft and their work cries out to be shared.


February 26

HIKING VERMONT’S LONG TRAIL

Green Mountain Club Executive Director Mike DeBonis shares images and stories of hiking and managing America’s oldest long-distance hiking trail. It’s all the fun of hiking the Long Trail without the bugs, rocks, and wet socks!


March 4

MUSICAL “ISMS”: AN INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Join James Stewart on a journey into the music that expresses the most tumultuous 100 years of human history. You might recognize James Stewart as the Vermont Public Radio Classical afternoon host. As a composer, he is interested in many different genres of music; writing for rock bands, symphony orchestras and everything in between.


Membership Information

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 $40.00 or $7.00 for a single session.

For membership, complete the form on the site brochure or click on this membership form. Mail your completed form with your payment to:

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

Make checks payable to The University of Vermont.

For more information call 802-825-8325 or contact a steering committee member:

  • Ruth Hamilton – Chair
  • Ann Spearing – Co-chair
  • Adi Barnett
  • Lynn Baumrind
  • Anna Colavito
  • Joyce Mailhoit
  • Millie Marron
  • Jean Mudgett
  • Dan Noyes
  • Bill Robinson
  • Dale Smeltzer
  • Kay Stephenson

For a complete listing of all programs, see our listing in a pdf format.