May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heatwave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Edward P. Kohn of Norwich University to talk about the 1896 heat wave in New York City, which killed almost 1,500 people in ten oppressively hot days. The heat coincided with a pitched presidential contest, as a bright young police commissioner named Theodore Roosevelt was scrambling to[...]
LATIN JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT PUERTO RICO @ Southern Vermont Arts Center
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
LATIN JAZZ CONCERT TO BENEFIT PUERTO RICO @ Southern Vermont Arts Center
Power up Puerto Rico! Ponte pilas Puerto Rico! Latin Jazz Concert to Benefit Solar Energy for Puerto Rico On Saturday, May 26 at 7 PM, join Eric Hangen y La Ruta at the Arkell Pavilion at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT for an unforgettable evening of latin jazz. Vermont resident and pianist /[...]
Andrew Wyeth’s World @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Andrew Wyeth’s World @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Katie Wood Kirchhoff, associate curator at Shelburne Museum, to talk about artist Andrew Wyeth. We will explore twelve paintings by Andrew Wyeth selected for the United States Postal Service’s 2017 Forever Stamp series to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the painter’s birth. These iconic scenes from Pennsylvania[...]
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
North Korea and Global Nuclear Threats @ Long Trail School
Green Mountain Academy welcomes Michael Krepon of the Stimson Center in Washington, DC to address the growing concern over nuclear threats and North Korea. The United States is recapitalizing and refining its nuclear war-fighting capabilities, at a cost of over one trillion dollars. Russia is also replacing older subs and missiles with new ones. China,[...]
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please join us in celebrating this milestone achievement at the Dorset Inn on Friday June 1st. The evening starts at 6:00PM with music and entertainment during the appetizer hour. There will be an assortment of mouthwatering Hors d’Oeuvres as you survey the items offered for auction. The five- course dinner continues with soup, salad, filet[...]
BRIDGE CLASS: How to Get the RIGHT Contract? Hand Evaluation and Re-valuation @ Equinox Village
The ever-popular bridge class with Elizabeth von Riesenfelder is returning to Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning’s lineup this summer. The series of classes will be held at Equinox Village on Mondays, June 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Point count is not everything! As the bidding proceeds, the value[...]
Vocal Improvisation Workshop @ Maple Street School
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Vocal Improvisation Workshop @ Maple Street School
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will host a series of three vocal improvisation workshops with vocalist Bidi Dworkin. The workshops will take place on Mondays June 4, 11, 18 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Maple Street School. Discover your unique voice during this three-part workshop, which is open to everyone who enjoys[...]
A Republic, If You Can Keep It @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A Republic, If You Can Keep It @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Eric Davis, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Middlebury College, to talk about the Constitutional Convention of 1787. When asked what form of government the Constitutional Convention produced in 1787, Benjamin Franklin is said to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” Many of the[...]
Jun 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
When Art Imitates Life: A Workshop on Writing Creative Nonfiction @ Equinox Village
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes author Elayne Clift to lead this four-part writing workshop. Creative nonfiction has been defined as that branch of writing which uses literary techniques and artistic vision (like fiction or poetry does) to report on real people/events. It can include such works as essays, autobiography, journalism, and dramatic,[...]
Collage Painting Class @ Long Trail School
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Collage Painting Class @ Long Trail School
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is happy to welcome back artist and teacher Anharad Llewelyn to lead a collage painting class. The class will take place at Long Trail School on Saturday, June 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. As the warm weather is upon us, it is a great time to[...]
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
When Stories and Pictures Lie Together… And You Don’t Even Know It @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Thomas Palmer of the Albany Times Union to talk about how fake news operators are weaponizing legitimate photojournalism as an accelerant to fan the flames of disinformation. This malpractice, based on the corruption of text and image, is called the contextual misrepresentation of photojournalism. The misuse affects[...]
Shakti Tribal Dance @ Burr and Burton Academy Dance Studio
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Shakti Tribal Dance @ Burr and Burton Academy Dance Studio
Green Mountain Academy welcomes Mia Nassivera to lead a three-session tribal dance workshop. The workshop series will take place at the Burr and Burton Academy Dance Studio on Wednesdays June 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Shakti Tribal is a dancing meditation, which allows the mind to separate from the body while[...]
Brexit: An Economic Suicide Note? @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Brexit: An Economic Suicide Note? @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes David Blanchflower, a Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, to talk about the economic impact of Brexit and what it will mean for the UK going forward. Real wages in the UK in 2018 are still 6% below where they were in 2008. The Great Recession exposed[...]
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Wild Mushroom Identification and Foraging Workshop #1 @ Merck Forest and Farmland Center
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Ian Vair, chef and owner of Chaga Moon, to teach us about the many vital aspects involved while foraging for wild mushrooms. The wild mushroom adventure begins with this early summer forage that will specialize on identifying various medicinal, toxic and choice wild mushrooms. Coupled with safety,[...]
Conspiracies: Past, Present, Always @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Conspiracies: Past, Present, Always @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Eileen Scully of Bennington College to talk about conspiracy theories, which have a long and interesting history in American politics and culture. Indeed, some of today’s most interesting and diabolical conspiracy theories took hold in the era of the American Revolution, and have persisted across several centuries.[...]
A Fresh Look at ‘Our Town’ @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A Fresh Look at 'Our Town' @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Paula Mann, Associate Professor and Director of the Theater Program at Green Mountain College, to talk about Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’. Wilder said he wrote the play “out of a deep admiration for those little white towns in the hills and from a deep devotion to the[...]
Mozart: Child Prodigy Makes Good @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jul 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Mozart: Child Prodigy Makes Good @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes composer Erik Neilsen to talk about Mozart. Most of us know the story of the young prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. By the time of his death at age 35, he had composed over 600 symphonies, concertos, operas and choral works–despite ongoing financial worries. Come experience samples of[...]
From Martha to Melania: The Changing Roles of First Ladies @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
From Martha to Melania: The Changing Roles of First Ladies @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will host a talk about the changing roles of First Ladies with Cynthia Bittinger of The Community College of Vermont. Presidential spouses influence politics, as well as the public and private lives of their mates. This talk will explain how Martha Washington set the standards for First Ladies[...]
The GMALL Debate 2018 @ Manchester Community Library
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The GMALL Debate 2018 @ Manchester Community Library
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will once again host a genuine debate based loosely on the format used since 1823 by the Oxford Union of Oxford University in England. Back by popular demand, the debaters are Derek Boothby and Peter Radford, with Steven Sinding again moderating the proceedings. Engaging in oratorical combat, one[...]
Inequality and the American Dream @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Inequality and the American Dream @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Middlebury Professor Matt Lawrence to talk about inequality and the American dream. This talk will consider how recent trends in economic inequality shape our local, state, and national communities today. We will discuss how inequalities in income and wealth shape the prospects for upward mobility for future[...]
The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jul 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Dr. Steven Sinding to talk about the influenza epidemic of 1918-19, the so-called “Spanish Flu,” which was one of the worst pandemics in history. It killed between 20 and 50 million people — more than died fighting in the First World War, which was raging at the[...]