Jun
18
Tue
Birds of Summer @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Birds of Summer @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

Ahhh, the birds of summer! Who are they, where are they, and what are they up to during the summer? Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Bird Diva, Bridget Butler, for an evening talk about birding during the summer months. We’ll take a look at interesting behaviors, family dynamics and drama, and the transition into fall. This presentation features images from Vermont bird photographers and stories from Bridget’s birding adventures in her backyard and beyond. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Jun
19
Wed
Sip & Paint – Beach Time! @ Long Trail School Art Room
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sip & Paint - Beach Time! @ Long Trail School Art Room

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is excited to have artist and teacher Anharad Llewelyn back to lead this sip and paint workshop. Enjoy wine and cheese while Anharad leads you through the steps of good composition and color theory. There’s guaranteed fun while sipping and painting your colorful masterpiece, featuring a beach time theme with this fun painting by Jan Matsen. The fee is $35 for the workshop and includes all materials. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Jun
20
Thu
Ethan Allen’s Capture of Fort Ticonderoga and the Battle of Bennington @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Ethan Allen’s Capture of Fort Ticonderoga and the Battle of Bennington @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes historian Richard Smith to tell the thrilling story about Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys leaving Bennington and traveling north through Manchester to Fort Ticonderoga. The fort was then captured on May 10, 1775 for “America’s First Victory.” Two years later in 1777, British General Burgoyne came south from Canada, recaptured Fort Ticonderoga causing the Americans to evacuate and come through Manchester. On his way to Saratoga, Burgoyne ran out of supplies and sent a contingent to capture the stores at Bennington. The resulting Battles of Bennington and Saratoga resulted in the turning point of the Revolution because the French entered on the American side. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Jun
22
Sat
Intro to Zero Balancing @ Equinox Village
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Intro to Zero Balancing @ Equinox Village

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Cyndy Shaw to introduce us to Zero Balancing, a mind body therapy performed through clothing on a massage table. It can reduce pain, increase range of motion, improve sleep, and bring us to deeper states of consciousness (similar to meditation) that facilitate healing. In Zero Balancing, we facilitate the movement of energy through the skeletal system. Come learn about this healing modality that brings us into balance from the inside out. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Jun
25
Tue
The Treaty of Versailles @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jun 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Treaty of Versailles @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Derek Boothby, Former Director of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, to talk about The Treaty of Versailles, which is marking 100 years since its signing. This Treaty which concluded the First World War laid the blame for the war squarely on Germany and its allies, imposed very heavy reparations on Germany and established the League of Nations. In retrospect, it is seen by some as a vindictive failure which contributed to the causes of the Second World War twenty years later. The United States Senate refused to ratify the Treaty largely because joining the League of Nations required giving up in part some sovereignty and placed internationalism above nationalism. This is just as pertinent today as it was 100 years ago. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit our website www.greenmtnacademy.org.

This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation.

Jun
27
Thu
Beethoven Two, Tchaikovsky One: A Pre-Concert Talk @ Manchester Community Library
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Beethoven Two, Tchaikovsky One: A Pre-Concert Talk @ Manchester Community Library

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will host a combination talk and performance of several pieces by Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. First, composer Erik Nielsen will talk about Beethoven’s Opus 13 piano sonata, commonly known as Sonata Pathétique, which was written in 1798, when the composer was 27 years old. It has remained one of his most celebrated compositions. Composer Erik Nielsen will help us explore this piece, along with Beethoven’s Opus 18 #4 string quartet, and Tchaikovsky’s sextet for strings Souvenir de Florence as a prelude to Taconic Music’s June 30th concert. Recorded excerpts from the sonata will be played. In addition, two movements of the Beethoven quartet will be performed by the Indianapolis Quartet, and Ariel Rudiakov (viola) and Thomas Landschoot (cello) will play a movement of Tchaikovsky. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Jul
9
Tue
In Conversation with Composer Christopher Theofanidis @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
In Conversation with Composer Christopher Theofanidis @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) will host a conversation with composer Christopher Theofanidis. On July 11th, Manchester Music Festival (MMF) features the world premiere of an original composition by Theofanidis, Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet. MMF’s Artistic Director Adam Neiman will conduct the interview, with Christopher discussing his compositional process and detailing the composition that is premiering. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.

Jul
16
Tue
Once the Guns Fell Silent: Germany between Versailles and Hitler @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Once the Guns Fell Silent: Germany between Versailles and Hitler @ Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Dr. Mark Szuchman to talk about life in Germany between the cessation of fighting in November 1918 and the ascent of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor in February 1933. The post-war years in Germany signaled a seemingly continuous struggle to make sense of politics, the economy, indeed of normal life. This lecture will concentrate on key years of post-war Germany (1918-1933), serving to provide a broader context and a better understanding of what ensued thereafter. Ironically, some of the conditions experienced in Germany may be seen reflected in other regions of the world and at different times, including our own. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.